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Page Four, Monitor. Monroe, WA., January 6, 1977 in (Continued from page 2) Corps program in Skykomish ceremonies. Some of the biggest, meanest, toughest and strongest guys in Monroe turned out for a Jaycee arm wrestling contest in the Jaycee clubhouse. The City of Monroe hired Nancy Giberson, a 22-year-old recreation major, to head its growing recreation program on a part-time basis. Mike Laizure of Monroe was promoted to Captain of the Washington State Patrol's Everett detachment. An application for a certificate of need for Hospital District No. 1 to operate an ambulance service was sent to Olympia. Water shortages at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds caused concern over fire danger and questions of upgrading the fair's water lines were raised. Fair Manager Ralph Gibson denied any negligence on the part of fair manage- ment. Monroe councilwoman Mrs. Fred (Donetta) Waiser was selected for inclusion in the Outstanding Young Women of America edition. STRA TEGY SESSION--Monroe Fire Department captain Dave Whitfield, center [in white helmet], AUGUST Seattle mayor and candidate for governor Wes Uhlman addressed the Sky Valley Democrats and called for less government and spending reform. The final filing for state offices saw the beginnings of several heated campaigns. There were nine candidates for the office of governor, which was ultimately won by one Dr. Dixy Lee Ray. Searchers found a 21/2-year-old girl who had wandered away from her parents' campsite in the Mt. Stickney area after an all-night search. She had wandered three miles from the camp, but was in good condition after the experience. Administrators of the East County Senior Center received a $20,000 Housing and Urban development grant---ne.arly a year late--which was used to enclose the site with a six-foot chain link fence and add other improvements to the building. More than $1,100 in prizes were at stake in the Monroe Jaycee's annual raft race, attended by some 300 partici- pants. Another candidate( Marvin Durning of Seattle, visited Monroe during a whistlestop campaign for governor. Anne Francis, 727 Lawrence, won the Monroe Garden Club yard contest. State Highway Commissioners met in Snohomish to discuss funding priorities for the Snohomish and Monroe by-passes. Contract talks between the Monroe School District and Monroe Education Association went into mediation when the two sides became stuck on a $120,000 difference in proposals. The Evergreen State Fair opened to record crowds and appeared headed for a new all-time attendance mark when unseasonal rainfall stopped it short. discussedfirefighting strategy with firemen from Sen. Henry Jackson and children Anna Marie and Peter other districts as crews mopped up spot flames : paid a visit one rainy afternoon. SEPTEMBER after a blaze in the Duvall Motors building had A shiny, new $72,000 front end pumper went on line with been extinguished Monday afternoon, the Monroe Fire Department. et An estimated $3.000 damage was incurred at the ] Washington State Reformatory after a racial conflict (Continued from page 2) cedures. In other discussions, the board reviewed the building fund for the new high school, which has approximately $260,000 for equipping and pur- erupted into a fight involving more than 400 inmates. Purchase of a 12-passenger minibus was announced by the East County Senior Center. The bus would be used to serve up-valley seniors. Upsets and forebodings of the General Election were the order of the day in primary polling. Dixy Lee came from the underdog role among Democrats to edge Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman to face Republican John Speliman. Incumbent chases. 39th District Legislator Charles Moon, D-Snohomish, was ]'he school board also considered a budget ex- shocked to learn that Republican challenger Paul Shinoda tension. A preliminary review of the district's policies and practices regarding sexual discrimination was explained to the board by Helen Hendrickson, Ti- tle IX compliance officer. She said a more tho- rough evaluation would be completed later. 441 W. Main, Monroe, WA. 98272 "Serving others as we would wish to be served..." ROD SEWEiL, Gen. Mgr. Monroe 794-7049 -- Carnation 333-4179 A TRUCKLOAD OF BLEMISHED TIRES In popular sizes for cars and pickup trucks Receive 25% off or buy 1 tire and get 2nd one 1/2 price. WHEN THIS TRUCKLOAD IS GONE THE SALE IS OVER 2nd 8- Lincoln Snohomish 568-2104 Where the customer is the company had outpolled him. County Commissioner Earl Torgeson, fighting bad publicity as the result of grand jur~ accusations, was edged by another Democrat, Donald Moa of Stanwood. Negotiators for the Monroe School District and Monroe Education Association reached agreement on a salary proposal after nearly five months of negotiations and the threat of a strike. OCTOBER Sen. Henry Jackson, Congressman Lloyd Meeds and Lt. Governor John Cherberg were guests at a public reception held in the Rt. 2 home of County Commissioner and Mrs. Charles Hill. As the campaign neared its final stages, a host of hopefuls descended on the area, staging candidates nights and meeting voters in public receptions. Monroe's City Council adopted a 28-page penal code which greatly expanded the city's powers to make arrests for misdemeanors. The Snohomish County Commissioners rejected a city plan for rental fees on a proposed police services/district court building a decided to go it alone in applying for federal funding for the program. Making a last minute tour of the valley before the General Election, Sen. Henry Jackson visited the Sultan High School student body and discussed his plans for the next six years. NOVEMBER In a campaign befitting a year dedicated to the celebration of a revolutionary event, a peanut grower from Georgia upset an unelected incumbent for the White House. And everyone still said they didn't know the real Jimmy Carter. Locally, Republican Paul Shinoda of Snohomish knocked off / incumbent Democrat Charles Moon for 39th District Repre- sentative, position two. Although it appeared that the proposal to finance a hospital district ambulance service had passed in early returns, the measure fell 26 votes short of the necessary 60 per cent majority needed for approval. Clawing their way to an 11-3 season, the Monroe High School volleyball team became the Northwest AA League champions. Another winner was the Monroe Boy's Club football team, which breezed to an Everett Little League Football championship. Audits of quarry operations on city-owned property turned up no discrepancies, although an audit committee called for annual audits and a volume survey to determine just how much gravel is being taken from the sites. After a recount, Lloyd Meeds, D-39, was sent back to Washington, D.C. holding a 529 vote lead in re-election efforts for his Congressional seat. Republican challenger John Garner was the loser of the tightest race in Snohomish County history. State Dairy Family honors were bestowed on the Darrell Ricci family of Rt. 3, Snohomish. DECEMBER Four French Creek dairy farmers who had suffered severe losses due to 1975 flooding said 'thanks' at an open house one year after they began rebuilding their shattered herds. In Masonic ceremonies, the cornerstone of the new Monroe High School was placed in position. The community was saddened by the passing, at age 65, of Allan Borlin, long-time educator and city councilman. County inaction and litigation created a "pleasant situa- tion" for users of the Monroe City dump, but when the county does act, it will mean closing the local dump facilities and hauling garbage to other sites. That could bring increased garbage rates. Monroe fourth graders are as smart as those anywhere else, so said district officials after receiving the results of an statewide testing program. Monroe and Sultan stood to gain from a $2 billion public jobs bill and were awaiting final approval on their applica- tions for funding. If approved, Monroe will build a new police services building and remodel its City Hall and Sultan will renovate its water system. And the year-long question of ambulance service in east county received a sliver of hope when it was learned that an insurance firm could possibly donate an ambulance to the hospital district. Basketball Squad Will Take on MHS Faculty The Harlem Clowns, a professional basketball team formed in 1934, are scheduled to mix it up with the Monroe High School faculty at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, in the MHS gym. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monroe baseball program, according to Dave Guetlin, MHS baseball coach. The Clowns are the second oldest traveling basketball team in existence and pattern their floor antics after the Harlem Globetrotters. They have toured in the United States and around the world. Although they call themselves clowns, the squad plays a good brand of basketball. Tickets will be sold at the door and will cost $2.50 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children under 10. ~e The Monroe High School boys basketball team Tuesday began a two week road tour in which they will see their first league action at Arlington Friday night. The tour began Tuesday night at Mt. Si. Friday night, the squad travels to Arlington for a league contest, followed by a non-conference affair Tuesday, Jan. II at Sultan. The team will close out its road trip next Friday, Jan. 14, at conference rival Lake Stevens. The Bearcats will play their first home game of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 18 against Arlington. All varsity games begin at 8 p.m. 9 7:30 Nelson Private George Nelson, 18, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Nelson of Rt. 2, Monroe, is serving in the U.S. Army's 84th Field Artil- lery survey section in Neck- arsulm, Germany. He joined the Army in May 1976 and completed basic :training and a special sur- You'll never need to stay Germany veyors school at Ft. Sill, Okla. in November 1976. Nelson attended Monroe High School. WENZEL FOR TWO--Monroe's Nancy Wenzel [white un(/brm] goes up for two points to help her team to a 33-30 victory over an allegedly tough Tahoma squad in action last Thursday in the Monroe gym. Wenzei scored 4 points and led all rebounders with 10 backboard swipes. eat The Monroe girls basketball learn surged to a 13-point first quarter production and then coasted to a 33-30 n0n-confer- ence win over a tough Tahoma squad Thursday night in the Monroe gym. Foul troubles in the second period cost Monroe the bulk of its starting five, but Kris McDaniels' outside shooting and Gaff Whitnev's inside work allowed the bench team to head into half-tinle holding a tenous two-point lead. McDaniels and Whitney paced Bearcat scorers with 10 points each. As in past outings, Monroe's defense was a saving factor in the game. Led by Nancy Wenzel, who pulled down 11 rebounds, the Monroe women out-jumped Tahoma 55-41 in backboards. Kim Creswell got 10 boards and Whitney had nine. Lake Stevens will be the Bearcat's next opponefit in a league till there Monday, Jan. 10. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by varsity action at 7:30 p.m .... Monroe ire alls Monroe firemen have a.m.--Car fire near Park answered more than one call Place Grocery. Minor dam- per day during the past age. month, responding to some 42 calls in the past month, according to Chief Jim Craw- ford. Following are the responses during the past week, as provided bv Crawford: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m.--Car fire on lb2nd. Car totalled. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 11:15 School Lunch Menu Set The lunch menu for Monroe Thursday, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m.--Aid call to injury acci- dent on Florence Acres Rd. Patient transported to Valley General Hospital. Thursday, Dec. 30, I l p.m. --Aid call to Old Owen Rd. No transportation required. Friday, Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m. --Aid call to Calhoun Rd. Patient transported to Valley General Hospital. Saturday, Jan. 1, l:10 a.m. --Aid call to injury accident School District No. 103 for the week of Jan. 10-14, 1977 has been set. The menu is as follows: awake all night to succeed, if Monday, Jan. 10, Yap Yap you keep your eyes wide hamburger, green beans, hot open all through each day. garlic bread, temptation, milk. Tuesday, Jan. I l, Meat and gravy on whipped potatoes, buttered carrots, bread and 1355 W. MAIN .MONROE butter, fruit, milk. on N. Lewis St. Patient Wednesday. Jan. 12, Pizza, transported to Valley Gen- German cole slaw, pickle eral Hospital. slice, fruit Jello, milk.Sunday, Jan. 2, 4:30 a.m.~ Thursday, Jan. 13, Vege- Aid call to Fairview Dr. table beef stew, corn bread Patient transported to Valley and butter, beet pickle, co- General Hospital. coa berry cake, milk. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2:30 p.m.-- Friday " Jan. 14, Fish Aid callto Tester Rd. Patient transported to Valley Gen- sticks with tartar sauce, french fries, broccoli, bread and butter, apple crisp, milk. Activities Calendar I i Daily Monday Tuesday Speech Class Current Events Resident Council Bingo Exercise Class ...... Beauty Shop- ~egmmng apamsn lealitv Orientation - Ceramics " Lang. Class Swimming Wednesday Thursday Friday Crafts Bible Reading Cooking Hour Beauty Shop Senior Center Happy Hour Bowling Sewin~ Beauty Shop Movies Saturday I Sunday 7th Day Adventist| Worship Worship , --Special Events-- Jan. 5 -- Puppet Show - Snolsle Library Jan. 7 -- Cooking Class [Make Potato Salad] Jan. 10 -- Artex Craft Session Jan. 21 -- Pet Show Jan. 28 -- Birthday Party eral Hospital. Sunday, Jan. 2, 3:40 p.m.-- Chimney fire on S. Sams St. No damage. Sunday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m.-- Mutual aid call to stand by for Sultan Fire Department. Monday, Jan. 3, 1:30 a.m. --Aid call to Florence Acres Rd. Patient transported to Valley General Hospital. Monday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m.-- Mutual aid call to Duvall fire. I I I 1 I, "George loves to walk so much II in his shoes from Family Shoes I that we gave him the job of I | passing out Nellie's kittens. - I I i FAMILY SHOES - i I "Quality Shoes for the Family" II i 126 E. 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