by Judy Woods
Bob Critser, who is the Adjutant officer of the Arthur Kincaid American Legion Post 58 would like to announce the results of the elections of new officers that were held recently:
Commander: Neal Agachinsky;
1st Vice Commander: Jimmie Graham;
2nd Vice Commander: Jerry Taylor;
Adjutant: Bob Critser;
Finance Officer: Larry Woods;
Chaplain: Boyd Booze;
Sergeant-at-Arms: Bruce Toycen.
The installations will be held on April 15th.
The Arthur Kincaid American Legion Post 58 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the IOOF Building located at 610 S. Lewis St. in Monroe. American Legion members from Sultan are part of this post.
On May 4, a formal American Flag Retirement (disposal) Ceremony will be conducted with the Boy Scout Troop number 53 at Tye Lake in Monroe. The time is 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited. This ceremony is very
moving; the love of country and pride in service is clearly felt during this ceremony. The two Boy Scout Troops from Sultan, numbers 52 and 83, are invited specifically so they can learn how to conduct this very important ceremony. Please bring any American flags that need to be disposed of to this ceremony.
On May 26, the American Legion Post 58 will conduct their annual Memorial Day Service at the IOOF Cemetery located at 21714 Old Owen Rd. in Monroe. The public is invited. There will be a guest speaker, bugler, and the ROTC Honor Guard from Snohomish High School.
The Arthur Kincaid American Legion Post 58 is issuing an invitation to all veterans who would like to make a difference by joining in the membership to continue their good works. Please call (360) 863-3544 and ask for Adjutant Bob Critser.
Don’t forget the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Mountainview Christian Fellowship at 211 6th St. in Sultan on Thursday, April 17. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bring a dessert and a friend. The theme is “yellow.”
Saturday night, April 19, is the all-important annual Chamber of Commerce Auction at Camp Houston. It begins at 5 p.m. Please call the Chamber at (360) 793-0983 for further information.
We were able to visit with Ole and Marlene Carlson to ask about their recent trip to visit their families and some of their friends. Their answer was that they felt every one of the 4,224.08 miles of it.
Their mistake was that they were so eager to see everyone on their list that they forgot how many miles there was in-between each one. They promised each other that they would include a lot more side trips for sight-seeing next time.
They were able to visit the Wild Life Safari in Escondido, Calif., which is actually a part of the San Diego Zoo. There is a town in California named Bishop, and in Bishop there is a bakery which was opened in the 1920s to bake bread for the sheep herders, which they still do today. When the Carlsons were at Bishop they were able to see Mt. Whitney, which is the highest peak in the Continental U.S.
Then they went to Lake Tahoe, where they just stayed one night. This trip took them up over 4,000 feet several times, yet they never saw forests. The land was bare except for a few patches of snow and some scrub brush here and there.
They also went to Sun City, Ariz. This city is zoned for citizens 55 and older, the only city with this zoning in the U.S. They then went on to Virginia City, where once there was a big played-out gold mine that finally sold for $100,000.
There was a gray slurry at the mine that kept messing things up until the gray slurry was actually looked at, and it turned out to be a by-product of silver. That $100,000, worn-out gold mine turned out to be a multi-million dollar silver mine. (Why don’t things like that ever happen to us?) Ah, well.
Our happy wanderers finally decided that it was time to go home, so back they went over all of the desert country, scrub bushes and go-forever roads until Marlene spotted it: an evergreen tree! And she knew that she’d be home soon.