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Oak Harbor: Gas was only 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home...

Old friends Reka Van Wieringen (left) and Jessie Beeksma (right), both class of 1931, catch up on good times in preparation for an Oak Harbor High School 1931 to 1957 class reunion on Aug. 9. - Rebecca Olson/Whidbey News-Times
  • Aug 4, 2008 at 12:01PM updated Aug 5, 2008 at 1:21PM

Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.

 

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Going Batty

On these warm summer days we keep windows and doors open to catch a breeze.  If you don’t have screens on your open windows and doors, the bugs come in, and so do the bats. Bats are fascinating animals.  They eat mosquitos and other bugs.  They disperse seeds and help pollinate fruits and flowers.  Some...

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  • Aug 6, 2014 at 3:00AM

HIS KIDS PRESCHOOL has openings for the 2014-15 school year. Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9–11:30 a.m. or 12:30–3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9–11:30 a.m. Classes are at Oak Harbor Lutheran church. $100 nonrefundable registration fee. 360-679-1561.

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  • Jul 30, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church invites children ages 3 years to 5th grade to gear up at WORKSHOP OF WONDERS: IMAGINE AND BUILD WITH GOD Vacation Bible School. The program is 9-11:30 a.m., Aug. 11-15 at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. There will be interactive Bible fun, music, science, crafts, mission work, snacks and games. Visit oakharborfumc.org to register.

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  • Jul 19, 2014 at 2:00AM

Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church is holding a VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1. The program is “Investigation Station: Galactic Quest.” They will play an important role in investigating God’s plan for their life. There will be skits, games, entertaining characters and snacks. For ages 5-12.

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