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The Dirksen family would like to publicly thank the staff of the Weeks’ Funeral Home along with each member of the Weeks family for their services, generosity, knowledge and support in regards to the death, transportation, funeral and burial of Hans M. Dirksen. During trying times like these, every decision and question can be difficult to make. The staff is genuine. The family is incredible.
• Enumclaw School Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the district office, 2929 McDougall Ave. For more information call 360-802-7100. A study session is the first Monday of each month.
The piano students of Angela Wentz and the voice and piano students of Julia Wentz presented themes from The Nutcracker Suite and their favorite Christmas pieces during a recent joint recital.
The city of Enumclaw and Green River Community College Enumclaw Campus Gallery present nature paintings by Port Townsend artist Diana Whitney. The exhibit, titled “Of This Earth,” is under way and continues through April 26 at the GRCC Enumclaw Campus.
Seattle violinist Geoffrey Castle fearlessly brings the violin back to the center stage with performances on acoustic and six-string electric violins for the city of Enumclaw’s Evenings on the Plateau series.
The Sumner Arts Commission has a number of programs planned this year. We thank the city of Sumner for their continuing support which enables the commission to continue to bring quality art programs to our community.
Five Years Ago
Ballots were received last week and Enumclaw-area voters are now charged with helping to select an elections director during a vote-by-mail process that will wrap up Feb. 3.
Effective immediately, Buckley is imposing a 1 percent hike in the utility tax charged to city customers, pushing the rate from 9 percent to 10 percent.
Tax season is here and the Enumclaw Public Library and the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center are providing free tax assistance.
The Enumclaw Lions Club has been running a full slate of activities beginning with its regular program.
King County’s request that the city of Enumclaw put on this year’s fair has been studied and debated, with the numbers crunched and analyzed.
Enumclaw levy on Tuesday’s ballot
You have a gift within yourself. Some of you have found it. Some of you haven’t, but it’s there. Is this the year to find or rekindle a talent that’s been setting still too long? The gifts we possess can range from having carpentry skills to a compassionate heart, being a great listener, a fine surgeon or having just the right knack of putting a bandage on a scraped knee. Usually we like to share our gifts with others. Individuals in the performing arts are no different.
Letters have been trickling into Beth Sprau’s office at Expressions at Enumclaw, written by people thanking White River High School senior Brittany Edmonson for putting together scrapbooks for their loved ones.
On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, about eight students showed up at Sandra and Dennis Smith’s Wilkeson home. Although the sun was out, temperatures were chilly as the group stood knee-deep in mud that had been pushed against their home by an overflowing Gale Creek. The students, clad in fire department hand-me-down boots and equipped with Red Cross-provided shovels, were tossing heaping loads of silt out of and away from the Smith’s garage.
My latest literary achievement has proved quite rewarding, considering the time involved, the hours of research, a few hissy fits of frustration, possibly 50 cups of black coffee and then it came together rather admirably.