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li,,i,lnllihll,d,M,llllh,qlq,i,,ll,i,,,,q'lqUl"i'ilq *****MIXEDADC 50902  SMALLTOWNPAPEKS IN( 00lTw co-fAsT SHELTON, WA 98584"2263 t  3 16 PAGES NUMBER51 VOLUME 118 I SIOUX COUNTY NDEX- news briefs I www.ncppub. $1.00 DEC. 17, 2013 Nominations needed It is time once again for the Hull Chamber of Com- merce to honor some of the outstanding citizens of 2014. Nominations for Citizen of the Year, Employer and Employee of the Year are now being sought. The Awards Night will be in conjunction with the Miss Hull and Little Miss Hull pageant Feb. 7. Forms may be picked up at the Chamber office or on the Chamber's website (www,hullcham- ber.org). Open houses in Boyden Dec. 18 - Coop Gas & Oil Holiday Open House 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 22 - Citizens State Bank Holiday Open House 9 a.m.-S p.m. Open houses in Hull Dec. 22, 23 - ISB Christ- mas Open House 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 24 - ISB Christmas Open House 9 a.m.-12 noon Hull Library Hours The library will close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24, and will be closed all day Dec. 25. Monday: 12:30-9 p.m. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 12:30-9 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-S:30 p.m. Friday: 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-12:30p.m. Sunday: Closed Boyden Library Hours On Dec. 22, there will be a special Christmas Story Hour from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Join for stories, a Christ- mas craft and a whole lot of fun! Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 1-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 1-8 p.m. Thursday: 1-5:30 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 Noon Timely renewals If you received a renewal card in the mail, respond as soon as possible. No second notices are sent. In The Extra In this week's award- winning Extra, find a list of the top 10 holiday mov- ies/shows. Read a review of the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" learn how to cook a perfect prime rib and find out who should be screened for lung cancer. Search for the ear of corn for a chance to win a gift from New Century Press. Pick upThe Extra at news- stands throughout the area or call 472-2525/1- 800-621-0801 for a free subscription! inside this week Community ..................... 2-3 On Record ............................ 4 Faith & Family ..................... 5 School ........ , .......................... 6 Legals ..................................... 7 Classifieds .......................... 10 Sports ............................ 12-16 IIl[ll!l!l!lJIII!!l!l!l!lllll Harriet Green was the winner of the decorated Christmas tree that was raffled off at the Boyden Festival of Trees. She was happy with her win because she said she really needed a new tree. (Photo/June De Wit) Winner of 'Santa's Favorite' was the tree sponsored and decorated by Premier Communications. (Photo/June DeWit) St. John Lutheran Church won second place with their tree decorated with M & M designs. (Photo/June De Wit) Boyden Festival of Trees, ..... community Christmas celebration was Dec. 8 June De wit I Writer The Boyden Festival of Trees was Monday evening, Dec. 8, in the Demco Community Center. There was a nice turnout with many people from the community present. The decorated trees were gorgeous and turned the community center into a winter wonderland. This year's theme was "The Sweet Story of Christmas." Members of the commu- nity were able to vote on their favorite trees. Voting was done by placing quarters into boxes by each tree. The proceeds were donated to Boyden charities. Winners, announced at 8 p.m., were: First: Citizens State Bank and Boyden Insurance Second: St. John's Lutheran Church Third: Farmers Coop Society Santa's Favorite: Premier Communications. People were invited to bring their favorite candy dish to display. Some were antiques, while others were family heirlooms. The kids had a good time visiting with Santa, listening to books being read to them and singing to the community at the end of the evening. There was also a coloring contest, and later a drawing for books and other prizes. Seven contestants competed in a fudge bake-off. Everyone was allowed to taste the creations and vote on which they thought was best. The overall winner of that contest was Darnell Clark. A few drawings were held throughout the evening. People could guess how many piec- es of candy were contained in two different jars. One jar contained 122 pieces, and Harriet Green won that jar with a guess of 123 pieces. The other jar was a little bigger and contained 184 pieces and Audrey Eppinga guessed the amount exactly. Many in the community also donated school supplies. This was chosen as the 2014 Community Charity. Book bags, pencil boxes, child-sized scissors, accordion file folders, and small boys' and girls' jogging pants were just a few of the items donated. There was a collec- tion box placed at the festivities. At the end of the evening, a winner was drawn for a special decorated Christmas tree that was raffled off. Tickets were sold at Citizens State Bank, Farmers Coop Society, Boyden Library and Boyden City Office. Harriet Green's name was again drawn as the winner! 3-D printer gifted to Western Christian June De wit I Writer each. "So, it's a nice gift," Fenchel said. Mark Fenchel, the technology He is using the printer mostly coordinator/industrial technol- in his video web class at this time. ogy teacher at Western Christian, Fenchel wasn't prepared to use is excited about a donation the it right away, but the kids in the school recently received. About a class insisted."Not too many times month and a half ago, the school in the course of school do you get was gifted a Maker-Bot 2X 3-D something donated to you with printer. The donor was going to that high of interest. We've been use it for business, but decided it using 3-D programs inmy drafting wasn't quite what they needed, classes (and) that really integrates "He just called me up and well with what we're doing here," asked 'would you be interested Fenchel said. if I donated this to you'," Fenchel To try out the printer, they explained. "I thought, 'are you made Christmas ornaments as kidding?' Because I would have a class project. They could print a couple kids that would just go about four at a time because they crazy about it." had made them quite small. The One of his students had just printer will build four items side by A Maker-Bot 2X 3-D printer was donated to Western Christian. The printer is told him a few days earlier they side on the printer deck, depend- able to print plastic pieces that can be built or assembled together to make needed one, so it was a nice sur- ing on how it is programmed in. projects.The kids are excited about having the printer and have been experi- prise to receive the printer so soon The printer is programmed by menting with it. (Photo/June De Wit) after theytalked about it. computer. The kids build their Fenchel hadn't had much time items on their laptops or the corn- doing two different colors, leveling 'q-here's a lot of interest in it," to work with the printer on his puters and the design is saved to things, and reading up on things. Fenchel said. "A lot of kids are own before the kids decided to an SD card, a memory card. The They've really done the extra-cur- amazed in watching it. dive in and learn it themselves. A SD card can then be programmed ricular work," Fenchel said. "This one is a little different," I couple kids just took the bull by into the printer to print the design. While working with the printer, Fictor said. "A lot of them don't the horn and started studying up Walhofprintrfa key chain made they have discovered an item can print two different colors, but this on the printer and reading about to look like a subwoofer. Fictor be paused and restarted again, one can." It is a lot of trial and it and trying to figure out how it made some actual working gears. The printer will pick up where it error while they get the designs allworked. John Fictor and Jordan In the future, they hope to do left off, a plus in case class-time tweaked and perfected. But two Walhof were the two most inter- more intricate projects, but have runs out. The plastic the printer colors are the mostthis printer will ested and they put in a lot ofextra yet to learn how to design and uses is fed in through a tube, heat- doatatime. time learning about it, coming in program such items into the 3-D ed up, and then spread or printed It is possible to use the printer early, and practicing with it. printer. They will continue work- onto the surface. So when it is for personal use, but it is a rather The 3-D printer is valued at ing with it to see what they can paused, you have to wait for the expensive product for the average about $3,000. The spools of plastic actually do. printer to heat up again before it person. And, unless you know how line that go with the printer to "The kids have been teaching will start. That only takes a couple to use some sort of CAD computer print the projects cost about $50 me. They were experimenting, minutes, though. 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