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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, WA., December 21, 1977 Pups Need Sign the times... PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1898. MEMBER L Association - Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Skykomish, Snohomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, $7.50 per year. Outside the valleys, $8.50 per year. Legal and Official Newspaper for the City of Monroe, Town of Skykomish, Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 3, King County Fire Protection District No. 50, Public Hospital District No. 1, Monroe School District No. 103, Highland Water District, and Skykomish School District No. 404. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe, Washington 98272. Howard W. Voland and Mary Alice Gunderson Voland ............ Publishers Howard W. Voland .......................... Editor Althea Hendrickson ................ Assistant Editor and Assistant Advertising Manager D.R. Johnson .................... Business Manager Shirley Smith ................. Woman's Page Editor There were three soldiers in the cerner of a shell-gutted apartment basement. They had much in common. They were dirty and tired and at war and it was Christmas Eve. One was from the coal fields of Kentucky, another from Queens Borough, New York, and the third from a Midwest steel mill town. With two sterno cans for light and scant warmth they alternately dozed and talked quietly. Their blankets and gear were scattered, as disheveled and dirty as they. Outside there was rubble and death. An occasional 88 air burst slammed in. Not too far away small arms fire rattled sporadically. In the far distance 240s rumbled. The hour was late--perhaps 2300. They heard a motorcyle. Some distance away it stopped. Not too long after they listened to the progress of the reconnaissance rider coming in, cursing quietly most of his way. In a few minutes, through the shelter-half covered entry hole, came the snout of a Thompson, then the rider, grinning from helmet strap to helmet strap. He joined the others and very carefully eased himself down. Moving gingerly he began methodically and tenderly to probe the many layers of his begrimed uniform. Between the men he brushed a place clear on a blanket. Then he lit a bright green candle in his mess kit. Next, one by one and very slowly, he laid forth four chicken eggs. And lastly--in this moment of personal glory, the moment that made him stand above all mankind--he produced from hiscombat jacket an unbroken, very beautiful bottle Velvet Bass Wiros Courtesy Award of schnapps. Joseph R. Knoll, manager of the Everett district of Safeway Stores, Inc., an- nounced last week that Ms. Velvet Bass, Monroe has been selected to receive Safeway's monthly "court- esy award". Hank Lind, manager of the Monroe Safeway Store, ex- plained that each month all 13 stores in the Everett district submit the name of an employee they feel is qualified for the award. Each employee is judged on courtesy, public relations and the manner in which they perform their jobs. From the list of candidates submitted by the various stores in the district, the dis- trict manager makes the f'mal selection. "It's quite an honor for an employee to receive this award. When you figure each store has 50-100 em- ployees, and there are 13 stores in the district, It's something pretty special for a district manager to pick one person out of all the rest for an award suefi as this." Ms. Bass has also been pro- moted to the position of of- rice girl, giving her the re- sponsibility of supervising all grocery checkers, seeing that their check out lanes are equipped to handle custom- ers, and seeing to the cus- tomer's needs. Ms. Bass has worked in the Monroe Safeway Store for 91/2 years, the past year as manager of the non-foods de- partment. She makes her home in Monroe with her 10-year-old daughter, Kelly. t Softly and almost lovingly he said: "Merry Christmas, you .............. "" That was Christmas Eve over 30 years ago and one of the most wonderful ever known to those four warriors of armor. May yours be that much and far more, and especially so to those of you who soldier for this great land of ours toda y. Special to Captain Howard M. Voland: Make damn sure your men feast well the day of the Christ child--we miss you--Godspeed, Dad. What Is Christmas? To me Christmas means life. It means giving to people a little of yourself. It means making strangers feel welcome. It means giving without expecting something in return. It means loving one another and caring about how people feel. Christmas means a baby who came for you and me, a person who gave himself so that we could live. To me there is no other gift as great as the gift of life that Jesus came and gave to people like you and me. Brenda Smith Monroe 1 I / i / .e. / / / All of the employees Of your PUD wish you a very merry Christmas. We thank you for the cooperation you have giveri us and look forward to your continued support. We will strive to continue to give you the best service at the most reasonable rates pos- sible. |~1,.! |Ol|[ll L'~ ll,-~n :-m Ille|ll'yl|'m Licenses Come 1 Jan. The family dog is going to need a new license. Snohomish County Auditor, Henry B. Whalen, reminds County residents that new dog licenses are required January 1, 1978. Licensing fees are $3.00 for neutered males and spayed females; $5.00 for unneuter- ed males and $10.00 for unspayed females. A certificate of spaying or nuetering or an affidavit confirming spaying or neut- ering issued by a veterinar- ian is required to qualify for the lower rates. Cats are not licensed in the County. However, if a house- hold has a combination of three domestic animals, it must obtain a Kennel per- mit, with licensing fees rang- ing from $25.00 to $75.00 a year depending on the size of the operation. Whalen further states that licensing fees apply only to unicorporated areas; cities have their own pet licensing requirements. Licensing must be obtained at the County Auditor's Of- rice. There are forms avail- able at most veterinarian of- rices, City Animal Shelters and the ,County Animal Con- trol Office. Services Held For Otto Burgstahler Otto Burgstahler, one of the most distinguished and hon- orable sportsmen to ever tread the mountain and walk the streams of the Skykomish River, was laid to rest this afternoon Dec. 21. Mr. Burgstahler died Dec. 17 at Valley General Hospital at the age of 78 following a brief illness. Services were held at Purdy and Kerr Chapel in Monroe. He was born Aug. 17, 1899 in North Dakota and came to the Startup area in 1908 where he lived until 1941 and then moved to Index. He was a member of the Sultan Masonic Lodge No. 179 F.&A.M., a member of the Snohomish County Sportsmans Club and the Index Sportsmfins Club. He leaves his wife Ruth at home; his son William of Snohomish and step-children Robert Ackers of Lynnwood, William Ackers of Lake For- rest Park, Mrs. Jean Murrill of Marysville and Mrs. Hel- en VanWyk of Gold Bar, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The Rev. Kenneth Country- man will officiate with Mas- onic graveside services at Sultan Cemetery following. Memorials may be made to the Index Methodist Church. Putting pen to paper lights more fires than matches ever will. Jr Warmest holiday wishes, to each and every one. Don & Kathy BARBER. SItOP 112 E. Main St., Monroe 9-6, Tues..Sat. AL-RIGHT HUNTERS you know your shot shells from your bullets and your ballots. At least that's what you tell this publication. Just for the fun of it, identify the back row, as well as the front, of Shot shells and cartridges and you can win a whole pound of free coffee. Give yours truly, Howard Voland, e & p, a telephone call at 794-7116, if you can handle the above. Fire Dept. (Continued from page 1) General Hospital. Dec. 16, 10:45 a.m.--Aid call to Florence Acres Rd. Car/pedestrian accident which resulted in a head injury. Dec. 16, 3 p.m.--Aid call to Highway 2 and Ann St. A two-car accident with one patient being transported by ambulance to Valley General Hospital. Dec. 19, 12:10 p.m.--Aid call to Woods Creek Rd. Patient transported to Valley General Hospital. Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m.--Aid call to Safeway parking lot. No transportation. roe Spo Boys/Girls Basketball Dec. 21, At Sehome (G) Dec. 23, Burlington (B) Dec. 28, At Ferndale (G) Dec. 30, At Bellingham (B) Jan. 4, Sedro Woolley (G) Jan. 6, Stanwood (B) Jan. 9, At Arlington (G) Jan. 10, At Sedro Woolley (B) Jan. 11, Lake Stevens (G) Jan. 13, Ferndale (B) Jan. 16, Burlington Edison (G) Jan. 17, Lake Stevens (B) Jan. 18, Anacortes (G) J n. 20, Anacortes (B) Jan. 23, At Stanwood (G) Jan. 24, At Sehome (B) Jan. 25, Bellingham (G) Jan. 27, Mount Vernon (B) Jan. 30, Bellingham (G) Jan. 31, At Arlington (B) Feb. 1, Sehome (G) Feb. 6, At Ferndale (G) Feb. 7, At Burlington (B) Feb. 10, At Stanwood (B) Feb. 14, Bellingham (B) Feb. 17, At Ferndale (B) Feb. 21, Sedro Woolley (B) ool ) We wish you all a most delightful Christmas holiday. Monroe Glass 440 E. Main St. ~ We're hopeful that all our friends will enjoy Christmas as never before. Jess, Tim, Steve & Henry Monroe ..-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- i;i;i;i;i;i~i;i~i;i~i;i;i;i~i;i;i;i;i;i :+:.:.:.:.:.:.:.>:.:.:.:.>:.:.:.:.: N i:! ::::::::::::::::::::::::: We hope you and yours will have the nicest Christmas ever. Geo. Sandbak Farnler$ Insurance George & Pat 622 Hwy. 2 E . and thank you for your patronage. George, Alen 8, John 794-8158 11 1 S. Lewis St.