McK MATTERS: Mack High Class of 1988 Reunion

The McKinleyville High Class of 1988 will hold its  25th Reunion on the weekend of Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.

On Friday night attendees can come to the bar at the at Blue Lake Casino for a mixer at mckmattersboxS8:30 p.m. There is no charge to enter.

On Saturday, July 20, there will be a bring-your-own picnic at Moonstone Beach starting at 11 a.m. There is no charge.

That evening, at 6 p.m., there is a dinner and dance starting at 6 p.m. at the Eureka Inn Rib Room.

A dinner, catered by Abruzzi, is $90. THe cost will go down if more than 25 people attend.

At 10 p.m. a DJ will play 1980s music in the Eureka Inn  bar.

Send in $90 per person for dinner via Paypal to fonseNcarla@gmail.com. For more information contact fonseNcarla@gmail.com

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or call 925-753-5757

Nautical history at Dow’s Grange

Humboldt’s nautical history will be explored by local historian Jerry Rohde on Friday, June 28th at the Dow’s Prairie Grange.  The program is free and open to the community.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

Mr. Rohde’s program is entitled “High Seas” and tells the story of naval malfeasance on the shores of Samoa, where the first submarine H-3 was grounded and then the cruiser USS Milwaukee wrecked while attempting to rescue the sub.

Additional characters involved in this colorful story include the Great White Fleet, Charlie Chaplin’s brother, and the Mercer-Fraser company.  This is the first of three local history presentations sponsored by Pierson’s and hosted by the Dow’s Prairie Grange that will take place of the summer.

The second program occurs on Friday, July 26th and Mr. Rodhe will present “High Lead.”  This presentation will focus on early day logging in Humboldt County, when it took a week to chop down an old-growth redwood.  Images and stories of loggers, mills, and railroads from a century ago will be featured along with rare movie footage from the 1930s that shows death-defying high climbers, airborne logs as big as trucks, and sky scraping stacks of lumber.

The third and final summer history program will be on Friday, August 23rd and is entitled “Highway.”

This presentation features the famous route through the redwoods along the section from Richardson Grove to Del Norte County.  This was the original Redwood Highway that brought tourists, trucks, and all types of travelers from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay and beyond.  Postcards and photos from this bygone time of travel will depict our natural beauty.

For this first program on June 28th, popcorn and drinks will be available by donation with proceeds going to Grange service projects.  The history program is free to all members of the community.

After 36 years, program ends

The staff and board members of the Rooney- McKinleyville  and Arcata Children’s Centers gathered together on June 12 to celebrate 36 years of serving families and children.  The celebration was held in  the Plaza View room in the Jacoby’s Storehouse, where supporters of the agency shared anecdotes,  experiences, and  refreshments. All the agency’s programs have closed, due to cuts in funding from the State Department of Education. As a result, there is no longer any program in the immediate Humboldt Bay area providing child care  subsidy for low to medium income parents whose ability to pursue jobs, training,or education depends on the availability of quality child care programs. The impact, not only on parents and children, will be felt by the community as a whole.