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December 23, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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_1 i tl I It ! - .. , ..... By LOUISE EWART- 426-4925 PARENTS OF North Mason PeeWee boys braved the wind, rain and, sometimes, snow to sell Christmas trees in the Belfair parking lot to earn money for the newly organized athletic program. Here Kathleen Landram (left) shows a tree to a potential customer, Lu Fleury. Christmas is truly a family time and trains, planes and buses are bringing absent family members home. Bret Person told me his best Christmas present was the visit of his brother Ross from California who will spend the Holidays at the family home in Island View. Washington State University students, Les Okonek, Joel Zehe and Art Nicklaus arrived home this week. The Pettitt home was the scene of the 4-H Christmas party. The Soda-pops and Sew-and so's met together to enjoy games and refreshments and to sing Christmas songs. Debbie ttardie and Dana Jackson were the prize winners in the games and won Christmas candy as their prize. From the attractively decorated table the senior leaders served punch, candy and cookies, Mrs. Pettitt's special banana bread, and a candy cane was given to each member. The children really enjoyed the party and I am certain I am By Leo & Margaret Livingston -- CR 5-6421 000000000000 By the time this is published it will be time to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" and we do. For weeks the gala sights and lights of Christmas have been appearing on our road (and elsewhere) paling into insignificance even the ghastly mercury vapor lights. We have even had a pre-white Christmas, for many a hopeful sign of more to come and for some, enough. Last week-end, cold and drizzly, we noted that not a single camper or trailer was week-ending at Belfair State Park. However, as we passed the park entrance we noticed a lone hiker with full pack entering the park. it was later confirmed by Mrs. Ben Hemstreet that they did have an overnight back packer. It was probably not much worse than some summer nights we have spent in the Olympics. An unhappy item for any time: A Christmas card from Roy Schram in Vancouver, Wash., informed us of the death of his wife, Merle, October 1. The Schrams lived in the Port of Allyn rental house in 1968-69. and were good and friendly neighbors. We are all much saddened by the news. Dorothy (Mrs. Franz)Miller, only sister of Irene Middleton of the North Shore, died of a heart For fun on the back trails you can't beat a The 1972's are here! 60cc Mini Enduro up to 650 Also BSA, Rickman Metisse & Trail-breakers, 2 wh. dr. CYCLE ES7-3341 Across from Big Mo, Navy Yard Hwy. R RY Chisrm 5 Greeting Drawn by Robert McKaig 5th Grade L 00000 attack December 12. She was a frequent visitor and had many friends here. Mike Shirk is reported to be home for the holidays from basic training in the Air Force in Texas. The North Shore Birthday Club met December 7 at Sandy McKaig's house to celebrate three December birthdays - her own and those of Eliza Stites and daughter-in-law Alice Stites. The triple birthday cake was made and decorated by Lenna Fortman. Two happy birthdays occur in the Alan Sande family this month. Ron was 17 on the 12th and Alan, Jr., will be 19 on the 24. The North Shore Sewing Club (a separate organization from the Sewing Bee) met oil the 14th at Lillian Hankinson's and engaged in miscellaneous stitchery. Dr. Joseph Ralkowski, Bremerton dentist and amateur airman, has moved his family from the North Shore to a new home in East Bremerton near his dental clinic. Their new and larger house accommodates the growing needs of the three Ralkowski daughters, Kathy, Debbie and Mary. Greeting Drawn by Penny Byerly 5th Grade SANDE'S BOATS speaking for the parents when I say "Thank You," Mr. and Mrs. Lon Pettitt, for all you do for and with and the time you give to our youngsters. Shelton Junior High School presented a most enjoyable program Thursday evening with a play from the Drama Department and several songs from the Choir group. The Mason County Park and Recreation Board had their regular meeting _on Monday evening at the Courthouse in Shelton. (I missed the meeting because of a dead battery) Evalyn Stifling togk minutes for me and sent me the latest information. The Mason County Recreation Association has twenty-five acres on John's Prairie and plans have been drawn for a concession stand, football and baseball fields. They plan'to build a sports facility that could be of use to people of all ages. The Park and Recreation Board has gone on record with an offer of help in any way they can. A multi-purpose building is presently under construction and will contain the concession stand, restrooms, showers, lockers and meeting rooms for local groups. When the entire complex is completed there will also be tennis courts, soccer and softball fields, bicycle trails, horseshoe pits and a picnic area. We are fortunate indeed to have such a group of concerned citizens working so hard for all the children of this area. The Olympic Clam Company of Allyn was the featured story of a Nantions Trade magazine and the cover was a picture of Dan and Lai'ry in diving suits and a story inside with additional pictures Dan took underwater of Larry harvesting geoducks. The children and teachers of the Grapeview school worked very hard on the program for the Christmas party held at the school and the good mothers as Santa's helpers have been shopping and wrapping gifts (this is one of the news items Lou has warned me about. I am writing this on Thursday and the party will be held next week.) This is really the most important party of the year in Grapeview and I certainly want to mention the work and planning that is going on right now. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bamnick and family have moved into their new home on the Grapeview road. The new home was opened to guests when the ladies of the luncheon club met for a Christmas buffet. Not many towns have the distinction of having every public building in town bright with xmas lights but we do with every building beautifully decorated. PLATES TAKEN License plates were taken off a pickup at a Coulter Creek residence according to a report received by the local Sheriff's office Dec. 18. YOU slaved and slaved for wall to wall carpet. Keep it new with Blue Lustre. Rent electric shampooer, $1. BELFAIR HARDWARE, Belfair. Greeting Drawn by Michele Dunn 5th Grade Open Christmas Day 9 a.m. -- 1 | p. m. Sunset Beach Grocery & Service DRILLING Page 4 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shetton-Mason County Journal - December 23, 1971 Stun .WJI/.) AlldlNI Ol/Ow siS/el/Auuv OAII v v _1 --,., " " : I l l " ' I[I~ IlL ll ] . I ]I ]" . l { II I I [ I j{ I I [II l!]II{I i .... I .....I im mrease qor e "If a book is in the region, it's in your local library," said Mrs. Louise Morrison, director of Timberland Regional Library. And she added, "Patrons are finding this out, as more and more people throughout the region make use of the district's central request service." According to Mrs. Morrison, patron requests for books and reference services received in the central service department in Lacey were up 35 per cent over those received this time la.st year. In November 1971, these requests totaled 4089. November 1970 requests were 2688. Of the 4089 requests, 3615 were for books; 314 were for answers to reference questions; and 160 were for magazine articles, phonograph records and other items. b "The central request service was devised to give patrons ready access to books throughout the region," she explained. "This method also keeps more books in use because they are not left on the shelf of one library when they are needed elsewhere. People are discovering they receive their books must/faster now, because as soon as our central services staff locates a book anywhere in the region it is mailed directly to the patron." GUITARS UP TO OUR NECKS $15 and Up ROBERTS MUSIC 8221/2 Park ES 3-6116 Bremerton PICTURES WITH A Christmas motif were painted on the windows at North Mason High School by some of the students last week to put everyone in a holiday mood. (The painters were even heard to be singing carols as they worked.) North Mason ,High ;chool News By RONA HARPER Greeting Drawn by Richard Berehot 5th Grade This year's Christmas concert was held last Thursday in the gym. It was presented in the afternoon so that all of the Jr. and Sr. High students could see it and kind of a dress rehersal for all the performers who had never gone through the whole program together before. Everything went well considering it was the first time through although some of the performers were VERY nervous. It was presented again in the evening for the public to attend. No admission was charged so that it could be the school's Christmas present to the community. Last Thursday was also the debate at South Kitsap at which our school participated. Most of the members of the debate team went to represent our school. All Seniors planning on applying for financial aid from any of the four year schools in the state should get a financial aid information request form from Mr. Hawkins as soon as possible. This is not the application for financial aid but the request that is sent to the school you are planning on attending for the application for the financial aid form from their school. It is now past mid-quarter. To many that fact has no special significance but to others it means poor work slips are out and all of the other horrible things that go with getting a poor work slip. A National School Assembly was scheduled for last Wednesday but it was not held because the performer who was to be there never showed up. Angela Golette was to present a program of different types of songs but her mother died and she flew to where she was, thereby cancelling all of the programs that she had planned. The Lettermen sponsored the Donkey Basketball game with one of the highlights being the game between the GAA and the Lettermen. Of course the girls did the best, aren't girls always better? The Talent Club is planning a talent show for some time in January. Anyone who would like to join is welcome. The club needs all the talent it can get. The GAA Tolo was held last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed themselves who went (25 couples). The chaperones we, re Mr. and Mrs. Ulberg, Mr. and Mrs. Thurston, Mr. and Mrs. Schillinger, and Miss Smith The GAA would like to thank everyone who worked on the tolo and gave special thanks to the chaperones. The school is getting into the holiday spirit with some of the students painting on the windows. Many different pictures are going up this year, you know, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, holly wreaths, things like that. Of special not'ice is the angel on the office window, Frances ('ornell (with the help of some of the other people in the office) painted it along with a snowman and some other figures. Everyone is very busy getting ready for Christmas and since we get out early tomorrow - MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Closed Until January 3rd) WINTER QUARTER BEGINNING JANUARY 3, 1972 COURSE TITLE CREDIT DAY ROOM TIME INSTRUCTOR FEE 25c ADULT RECREATION 0 w Gym 7:00-9:00 Guidi per night Co-educational instruction and participation in the fundamentals of volleyball, badminton, weight training, and basketball. GENERAL ART 0 Th 101 7:00-9:00 Morse $15 A special course for adults who wish to explore several areas in the field of art such as design, water colors, oil painting, etc. Total class hours 20. B.E. 19 --Typing for Personal Improvement 2 Th 137 7:00-9:00 This course is designed for students who have had typing in high school o,[ who have completed beginning typing but wish to improve their proficiency. B.E. 121A -- Bookkeeping 2vs Th 139 7:00-9:30 Basic principles of modern record keeping and accounting theory, with adaptations of these fundamentals to small business and professional situations. B.E. 290 -- Stock Market Investing 2 w 145 7:00-9:00 Skinner A beginner's course in investing with the emphasis placed On common stock investment as a personal and family problem rather than from the technical viewpoint. Bonds preferred stocks, and mutual funds will be discussed. COMMUNITY CHOIR Instruction in four-part co-educational singing. Music 0 W Room 8:00-10:00 Nelson Free DRIVER TRAINING 0 W 108 7:00-9:00 Hedstrom $60 A course for adults who want to learn how to drive a car and prepare themselves to take the Washington State Driver's test. Wood FIBERGLASS CRAFTS 0 Th Shop 7:00-9:00 Caughie $15 Decorative and practical applications of plastics will be presented in this course. Some decorative applications of plastics will be in working with glass and brass designs, rattan design, castings, and beach scenes. Laminations, floor, and table coverings will demonstrate some of the practical uses of plastics. Total class hours 20. PHOTOGRAPHY 0 w 107 7:00-9:00 Fisher $15 Basic photography course covering hand-held cameras, light meters, panchromatic (black and white) films and their processing, contact printing and enlarging. Total class hours 20. SEWING 0 w 139 7:00-9:30 Dagnie $18 This course is designed to teach basic and advanced skills in sewing. Students choose individual projects to gain the sewing skills they desire. Bring patterns, materials, etc., with you. Total class hours 25. SPANISH 140A -- Conversational Spanish 2 Th 108 7:00-9:00 Peters This course will emphasize vocabulary and conversation, and is available to beginners as well as those who may have had some foreign language experience. -. Wood WOODWORKING o W Shop 7:00-9:00 Olsen $15 Basic skills in woodworking whereby each student will design and construct his own project. Total class hours 20. All Classes to be held at North Mason High School. ..... Ill i i ii If there is any class you would be interested in having Olympic College offer, please list it in the space provided below and mail to Extension Office, Olympic College, L6th & Chester, Bremerton, Washington 98310, or return it to the registration clerk during the first week of class. Name of Class Night Preferred December 23, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason Journal - Page 9