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December 16, 1976

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December 16, 1976, Monitor, Monroe, WA., Page Three County Engineer Wants Valley View Complaints Residents living on Valley View Rd. who are not completely satisfied with recent improvements by the county there should contact the county engineer's office, according to Jerry Weed, county engineer. Weed attended last Wednesday's Monroe City Council meeting to respond to criticism of alleged shoddy work on the road. The county resurfaced Valley View Rd. after the city's interceptor sewer line was installed there. Under a reciprocal agreement, risers were installed under the roadway to allow county residents to hook onto the new sewer lines in exchange for the resurfacing. Councilman Ewalt Schrag told Weed that several com- plaints from the residents along Valley View regarding the paving had been received by the council. The late Allan Borlin was chairman of the committee which had received the complaints, he said. Weed acknowledged that there is a slight "ripple" in the road surface because of a problem with the county paving machine but said he has inspected the roadway several times and found it to be in good shape. "The job seems to be adequately done and finished," he asserted. "But if there is a problem, they should contact the engineering department and we will try to correct it," he said. Weed said the county had spent more than the original estimate of $16,000 for the resurfacing. He said the county had widened the road surface from 2G-feet to 22-feet, adding another $2,800 to the cost of the project. Vic Oblas, an engineer with Kramer, Chin and Mayo, which serves as a consulting firm to the city and is in charge of all construction under the federal grant enabling the city to build the sewer system, said there would be some "puddling" in the asphalt this winter. But the problem would be corrected "within the next paving season", he said. Weed also reported that the county is in the midst of site selection a refuse drop box in the Monroe area. He said plans call for the construction of such a facility, required by Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, to be built next summer. The present Monroe dump, near Sky Valley Raceway on lngraham Rd., does not meet new specifications and has 'been ordered shut down. But Monroe residents may not be able to use the drop box. The county may ask Monroe to haul its garbage to a site near Cathcart, however, which will probably not open until 1978 or later because of legal entanglements in court, Weed said. High School Musicians To Stage Winter Concert Monroe High School's annual Winter C oncert will be resented by the music department at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 0 in the high school gym, according to Robert Blomster, MHS principal. The one and one-half hour performance will feature instrumental music by the concert and stage bands and choral selections by the concert choir, swing choir, barber- shop and beauty shop quartets. In addition to traditional music of the season, the vocal groups will take an historical look at music from the 12th Century to the 1970's, Blomster said. The MHS faculty will host an open house prior to the concert, from 7-8 p.m. Student schedules and campus maps will be available in the high school office so that parents and friends may know where to go and whom to see, said the principal. Several of the departments will feature student displays and demonstrations-and the entire faculty will be on hand so that parents may chat informally with them. The Monroe Boosters will provide refreshments in the gym lobby during the evening. "We hope there is a school crammed full of parents and h'iends for an educational and musically entertaining evening," Blomster said. h WHAT A perfe6t gift! Edwina Curnutt of CURNUTT'S TV & APPLIANCE is telling our Christmas Duo about the fantastic buy on this 12-inch Quasar black and white portable television. It sells for only $109. You'll find loads of gift ideas here and a full selection of Zenith, Quasar, Admiral, and Magnavox TV's, appliances, toys and games, Craig tape decks and cassette players and records. Their address is 102 W. Main, Monroe. The telephone number is 794-8141. vvvvvv~vv ~ v vv V v-vv vvvvv vv ~vvvv Vv v Vvvvv v v v v ~ THE NOSEGAY SHOPPE located at 112. N. Lewis Street, Monroe, has many floral arrangements, plants, poinsettias, gifts and novelties for holiday giving and decorating at Christmas. Miss Merry Christmas is showing Santa a dish garden while owner Betty Pote looks on. Betty said she will give a free ornament with each $5 purchase. You may also wire flowers the Florafax way by calling THE NOSEGAY SHOPPE at 794-5689. "V v vvvVV vvv v~ vvVVVvv~ ~ v vv ~Vv ~-v vv Vvv v ~ vV~v v A.~LA AA ~AAAAA ii!!i~?'iiiiiii:iiiiii!ii/i~i ~ :i~i ii !ii :iiii iii~ui SANTA AND Merry Christmas stopped into Visit the staff of WHITFIELD'S REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE and wish them a Merry Christmas. The firm is located at 118 S. Lewis in Monroe. If you are in the market for com- mercial or residential real estate, farms, homes or acreage, Fern Holcomb or Dick Patterson are the people to see. The firm has every type of insurance plan--from life to business. Pictured are Shirley Carter, Lawrence Whitfield Chriss Barnett, Fern Holcomb, Dick Patterson, Larry and Dave Whitfield, and Vernon Fyke. Their telephone number is 794-8771. vvv~qP" vv'qv v VvVvvv-~ vv vvvv vv v v vvvvv v V~v v'v,-lvvvv v ,~ ~ Iv v-qlv v v v ~v v v v vv v vvv~m,..v" vv vvvvvVVvvv Vvv vV~-v v vVv ~ CONVENIENT BANKING iswhat Santa and Merry Christmas found when they pulled up to SEATTLE FIRST NATIONAL BANK'S drive-up window. FirstBank cashier Betty Armstrong was there to greet them with a smile. The Merry Twosome found the many services offered by the bank--from 24-hour cash machines to Christmas Savings Clubs--to their liking. Stop in at 201 W. Main and visit Sea-First's friendly staff. Let them attend to your year-round banking needs. Their telephone number is 794-7148. ..,r v v~ vvvvv.v-~v ,,~,,,F ~qp.-vv.qp,. vvvv vv v v vv v,v.v,qv v v vvvvv v v ,.~ Staggered Licensing Promises Faster, More Efficient Service Promising no more waiting lines and faster and more efficient service, the Washington Department of Motor Vehicles will institute a system of year-round staggered licensing in January. Under the new system, a portion of all vehicle licenses will expire each month, instead of all expiring in January, as they have in the past. Vehicles which will be renewing their licenses, those which were licensed in 1976, will be required to renew for as few as seven months or as many as 18 months. The last two numbers of the license plate determine how long a vehicle's renewal lasts. After the initial renewal, the vehicle renewal date will always be the same as the one in January. When the first renewal period expires, vehicle owners will renew for one full year. Renewal notices have been mailed showing how much you will be required to pay, what the renewal month is, and which day of the month the license expires. If you don't receive a notice, take your 1976 registration when you renew your license. For vehicles purchased or newly licensed in 1977, the license will expire one year from the date of purchase and the yearly renewal date will always remain the same. The license plate number will have no bearing on the renewal month or day. Some vehicles will be assigned a registration year according to class. Vehicles such as trucks over 20,000 gross weight, fleet cars and all terrain vehicles have a December expiration month. For further information on the staggered licensing program, contact local independent licensing agents, the County Auditor, or the Department of Motor Vehicles. Traveling With Darlene of Mercer Island Travel Now is the time to make reservations for Spring and Summer travel. We have Reno by air, bus and a good package on Amtrack for $135 per gerson, double occupancy om Seattle. The cruises are excellent in the Spring --Mexican Riviera, Carrib- bean, with air-sea packages -- the Mediterranean. Hawaii is always a good place to go but you should have your reservations as far in advance as possible. There are super packages to any place in the world, so call now, 794-8771 or 794-7561. CAROL AND JAN DIRKS, authorized merchants of the SEARS CATALOG STORE, 119 E. Main St., Monroe, help Santa and Merry Christmas pick out some of the hard-to-find gifts from one of the many Sears catalogs displayed on their counter. Smart Santas know where they can stock up on toys, house- hold appliances, sporting goods, bicycles, etc. Orders for merchandise delivered out of Seattle can be placed as late as Dec. 20 to arrive in time for Christmas. You can also do your shopping from home by calling them at 794-7411. Sears has everything for your Christmas needs. :/: L SANTA SHOWS "Hoot" and Jean Gibson, owners of H & J UPHOLSTERY, 115//2 W. Main, Monroe, and Merry Christmas how he makes furniture in his North Pole workshop. Hoot thinks it is very similar to the way he refur- bishes and re-upholsters all types of furniture. H & J UPHOLSTERY pro- vides fast service, free pick-up and delivery and free estimates. They also clean and deodorize pillows and replace ticking. For high quality work in residential and commercial upholstering, call 794-4477. vv~vvvVvvv V~vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv~vvvvvvvvv~- SANTA AND MERRY Christmas stock up on cookies and milk from Opal Killmartin at the RED BARN, corner of Hill and Ferry St., Monroe. MERRY CHRISTMAS and Santa stopped by to chat with DOUG NIXON of SNO-KING Dairy passes savings on to their customers by the "serve GORDON SOMA INSURANCE, to see how many happy policy holders have yourself" method and offers cookies, bread, eggs and Ground Chuck as well been added this year to the long list of satisfied customers, Doug assured the as all dairy products. Other RED BARNS are located at Lake Stevens, Silver holiday pair that GORDON SOMA INSURANCE offers complete protection Lake and Lynnwood. The telephone number is 794-7829. and selection of auto, home or any other type of insurance need. They are ................................. _ ....... located at 1031/2 W. Main. The telephone numbers are 794-8759 and 2S2-9366 (Continued on page 5)