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December 21, 1977

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WE W SH YOU ALL A VERY } nroe 98272 8oc+ ty 8/"77 AH SURE AND BEGORRA, but the lasses and lads had a terrific pre-Christmas shindig last week at Valley General Hospital where they feasted patients, friends and neighbors and took note of the services and capabih'ties of several. From left, Eileen Picardo received acknowledgement for her five years of service as did Celeste Hall, while Beverly Seese displayed an achievement award, Valley General's adminis- trator Ross Godard proudly wore his bright red garters pre- sented by the staff, Registered Nurse Betty Heckel was delighted in being the first in the history of the hospital to receive a 25-year award, Elsie Maier delighted at a 10-year service award, Monroe Mayor and hospital board of commis- sioners member Grace Kirwan, pleased to be present, and Dwight Horton, recipient of a five-year service award. un il Bickler Brothers received approval to build a drive-in restaurant across the street from the Monroe High School at Hospital Rd. and Main St. at the last City Council meeting. With only six members present Mayor Grace Kirwan cast the decid- ing vote when the council split 3-3. Mayor Kirwan said she voted for the proposal be- cause she felt it was "not fair to hold them (Bickler Brothers) up after they put I The Monroe High School junior/senior ball provoked a spirited discussion at the meeting of the Monroe Board of Education last Mon- day. High school students have planned their annual ball to be held at Seattle's Washington Plaza next May. Opposition arose because of the distance involved and the cost to students, but the board approved the meas- sure, subject to a lawyer's assessment of the School District's liability, by a vote of 3-2. Voting for the measure in so much work." She also pointed out that the location has been a business district "ever since Monroe was started". The Snohomish County Planner's advisory task force, currently working on land uses for Monroe and the surrounding area', opposed the granting of the permit. They requested a morator, ium on all building permits until they could complete their survey. were directors Ellis, Jones and Keyes. Opposing plan were McDonald Moberg. In other business, the board: --elected officers and swore in re-elected mem- bers. The new president of the board is McDonald, vice- president is Keyes. --awarded a bid lift II laW- dust collection system in the junior high school wood shop to the lowest of three bid- ders, City Heating & Sheet ,.a ...................... AA.. In order for staff em- ployees to enjoy the Christmas holidays at home, the Monroe Moni- tor will be closed this Friday, Dec. 23. Advertisers and news sources are advised that we would appreciate early copy for the Dec. 28 edi- tion; however, on Dec. 26 anything and everything will be accepted for con- sideration--Howard Vol- and, e & p. cers Metal, for $15,252, an Ever- the ett firm. and ---considered freeing funds for the general contractor for the new Monroe High School, but postponed their decision until further infor- mation can be gathered con- cerning drainage problems. --discussed plans for the renovation of Central School into new administration headquarters. ---changed the next board meeting date to January S at 8p.m. Monroe policemen again ment of glass in his face. The Kelsey, Apt. 4, returned to handled everything from driver of the van escaped un- her apartment last Thursday soup to nuts last week, in- harmed. Officer Wakefield to find her back window cluding larcenies, destruc- cited Persall for failure to broken, every drawer ran- tion of private property, yield right-of-way, sacked and $30 in change shoplifting, traffic accidents Gary Drivstuen, Rt. 2, Box missing from a Black Velvet and fraudulent checks. 271A, Monroe, reported the whiskey bottle. Officer Bob According to Sergeant John theft of his 1974 Chevrolet Holman responded to the Hovde, David L. Bergley, 36, pickup on Dec. 17 late in the call, but the culprit hasn't was booked into the Snohom- afternoon. Drivstuen parked been caught. ish county" jail and charged in front of the Sno-King with malicious destruction of Dairy for a few minutes and private property for allegedly when he returned the truck Donald Anderson, 21, who throwing a barstool into the was gone. Washington State gave an address of Box 201, wall at Jeno's Pizza, Dec. 19. Patrol officers recovered the Gold Bar, received his sec- The arresting officer was Of- truck Dec. 19 in the Maltby ond charge of attempted ricer Mark Wakefield. area. The investigation is check forgery from the Sno- On Dec. 16 a passenger car still pending, homish County Prosecutor's and a van collided at Ann St. A $250 electric winch was office when he attempted to and Highway 2. The driver of stolen from the porch of pass a check at the Sea-First the car, Earl Persall, was Darrell Bohringer, 505 W. Bank in Monroe, Dec. 13. thrown into the windshield Main, on Dec. 15. The winch Anderson had a similar and later taken to Valley hasn't been recovered, charge filed against him last General Hospital for treat- Jane A. Momey, 520 S. month. A FIREMAN from the Monroe Fire Department attempts to extinguish some burning clothing taken from the house in the background, 681 W. Columbia. Damage to the house was "'minimal" according to Fire Chief Jim Crawford. Besides cloth- ing, the fire also attacked the drapes last Thursday. Firemen re- sponded quickly and the flames were extinguished shortly after they arrived. Slated Friday, A Community Christmas Program will be put on by the Monroe Recreation Department in cooperation with the Ministerial Association and the Valley Community Arts Association at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the Monroe Junior High Gym, on the corner of N. Blakely and Madison St. The Ministerial Association had formerly slated a Com- munity Christmas Service at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Wagner Memorial Auditorium which has been changed. The service will now be a part of the Christmas Program according to Pastor Howard Gering's daughter, Sharon. Pastor Gering, president of the Monroe Ministerial Assoc- iation, will preside over the program. There will be a Community Choir comprised of members of several of the local churches. Rev. Alan Starling of the Community Chapel will speak, followed by the Valley Community Arts Association's presentation of the pageant "Harod the Great", directed by Joe Pruett, according to Mrs. Samuel (Betty) Nahoopii. "Herod the Great" is one of the mystery plays performed in England during the 12th through 15th centuries to teach the people the Scriptures. The play has its basis in the New Testament account of Herod's decree to have all boy babies killed. He was told of the prophecy of the King of Jews being born. Herod became paranoid and decreed the killings. Herod will be played by Allan Pierce with 27 more actors thej in lay. Ther will be no admission although a calabash bowl will be at the door for donations, according to Mrs. Nahoopil. Open Space Applications Due Property owners desiring current use assessment for property tax purposes on lands which may be eligible for classification under the open space law are reminded that December 31, 1977 is the application deadline in order to receive considera- tion for 1978 property assess- ment. A processing fee of $30 must be paid with the appli- cation, but will be refunded if the application is not ap- proved Agricultural lands approved under the open space act must be used for livestock or agricultural production, and those farms of less than 20 acres are subject to mini- mum earnings in order to qualify. Once land is class- ified under the act it be- comes liable for tax roll-back penalties or compensating tax when the use is changed. However, a portion of the land area classified may be withdrawn if the remaining acreage meets the original requirements. Owners of timber land have two options: (1) parcels of five or more acres will qual- ify under the Open Space Act if used for growth and har- vest of forest crops; or (2) the timber owner can request designation of his land as forest land under the Timber Tax ACt if the parcel is 20 or more acres. Inquiries concerning open space designation should be directed to the county as- sessor's office at 259-9309 in Everett, attention of Marian J. Pappas. Holiday Inn ............. 72 Coy Brothers Saints ...... 83 Broughton Jewelers ..... 68 Joe's Tavern ........... 107 Sportsmens Inn ......... 81 Landmark Gardens ..... Bye Petosa's ............... 62 Sand'oak Insurance ...... 50 Sultan Family Grocery . .. 61 Athletic Northwest ...... 67 Electrical Installations ... 67 Monroe Recreation Depart- ment's city league basket- ball, in its third week, finds Broughton Jewelers and Sportsmens Inn still tied for first place in their divisions. Results of the Wednesday, Dec. 14 games are as fol- lows: Holiday Inn defeated Pet- osa's 72-62 in an overtime game. Doug Nixon led Holi- day scoring with 30 points while Paul Lowber had 18. Petosa's Ernie Pumphreys scored 24 points and Ken Fleming 18. Coy Brothers Saints put down Sandbak Insurance, 83-50. Coy Brothers high point scorers were Mike Rush, 17 points and Roger Powell, 14. Jon Mulholland scored 16 points for Sand- bak. Doug VanWyk (24 points) and Gary Broughton (11) points led in Broughton's scoring to defeat Sultan Family Grocer 68-61. Sul- tan's high point scorers were Larry Jerrill, with 16 points, and Gary Fleming, 12 points. Joe's Tavern drew its first win against Athletic North- west, 107-67. Bill Stansber- ry, 29 points, Paul George, 26 and Lee Ottini, 18, were high scorers in the 40-point win over Athletic. Jerry Dobbs, high point maker for Athletic, scored 14. Sportsmens Inn, in its third win of the season, defeated Electrical Installations 81-67. Leading scorers for Sports- men were Anderson, 18 points and Blaine Ellis, 17. Ed Varhaug scored 18 for Electrical Installations. Landmark Gardens drew a bye. Seven aid calls kept the Monroe Fire Department busy last week, in addition to two actual fire responses, according to Fire Chief Jim Crawford. Aid calls included a drug overdose and two traffic ac- cidents. Responses included: Dec. 13--Aid call to Riv- mont Dr., drug overdose. Dec. 14, 9:35 a.m.--Aid call to Yeager Rd. Patient trans- ported to Valley General Hospital. Dec. 14, 10:10 a.m.--Truck fire at Highway 2 and Ann St. The "fire" turned out to be a loose heater hose. Dec. 15, 10:15 a.m.--House fire on W. Columbia. Dam- age was undetermined, but "minimal", according to Crawford, "just some cur- tains and clothing.'! Dec. 15, 2:35 p.m.--Aid call to Strawberry Lane, pat- ient transported to Valley (Continued on page 2) from th staff of Monroe Banking Office 503 E. Main 794-7611