Public hearing on boat ordinance planned

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Columbia Basin Herald, May 12, 1981

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Facts from the past gleaned from the Moses Lake Herald, Columbia Basin Herald and The Neppel Record by Cheryl (Driggs) Elkins:

From the CBH on May 12, 1981:

Basin briefs

Hearing planned

Grant County’s proposed boat ordinance is the subject of a public hearing planned Monday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the county commissioners’ chambers.

The update on the present county boat ordinance is a 13-page document covering everything from personal flotation devices to fire extinguisher requirements on boats.

12-year-old arrested

A 12-year-old Ephrata boy has been arrested in connection with a $500 theft from an Ephrata business Sunday. The incident is still under investigation, but police say they recovered all but $100 of the money. The boy has been turned over to Grant County Juvenile authorities.

From the CBH on June 10, 1949:

Labor requested to build floats

Nail drivers, saw wielders and strong men are needed this weekend to complete four floats for the Fourth of July celebration, Cal Causey and Roy Chapman report. All rough carpenters and able-bodied citizens willing to donate labor are asked to be at the Milwaukee Railroad Station early Saturday morning. All materials will be on hand, but each man is asked to bring his own tools.

Chapman said the four floats will be used as boat docks and judges’ stands during the outboard races. As property of the chamber of commerce, they will remain in the lake this summer as swimming piers and boat docks.

County Democrats to hear treasurer

Walter A. Johnson of Olympia, assistant state treasurer, will be the principal speaker at a county-wide Democratic dinner at the Bell Hotel Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m., County Chairman E Roy Mundy reported today.

Johnson, a former resident of Stevens County, formerly was state supervisor of banking.

Soap Lake names girl to join July 4 royalty

Patricia Donnelly will be Miss Soap Lake in the court of Dixie Lee Joy, Princess Moses Lake, during the sports carnival here July 2, 3 and 4, it was announced Wednesday night at a meeting of the chamber of commerce committee supporting the event.

Phil Dorner, chairman of the princess and button sale phases of the celebration, reported that $100 worth of prizes will be awarded the girls from surrounding cities who sell the most buttons to the carnival.

“A Day on Main Street” will be the theme of the patriotic parade at 11 a.m. July 4, according to Jud Henderson, parade chairman. Ribbon awards will be made for the best decorated floats, cars, bicycles and equipment displays.

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