McK MATTERS: Misty Morgan named Student of the Month; Learn about old-time logging

McKinleyville Federated Women’s Club recently recognized McKinleyville Middle School 8th grader, Misty Morgan, as the Student of the Month for May.

Misty Morgan with MFWC President Dottie Lewis

Misty Morgan with MFWC President Dottie Lewis

Nomination letters were submitted by two of Misty’s teachers, Mrs. Matthews and Mr. Culps, who mentioned that her tenacity and propensity to learn has propelled Misty to achieve her goals.  Mr. Culps remembers Misty as a very shy student when he taught her in 5th grade, but now she is extremely helpful with her peers and shares ideas in group discussions.  Both teachers stated that they expect Misty to continue to excel as she graduates and moves on to high school next year.  Congratulations Misty Morgan on being chosen as the MFWC May Student of the Month.

Beading class in McKinleyville

McKinleyville Parks and Recreation is offering two beading workshops in July. If you love working with your hands and creating all things beautiful using beads come join instructor Merit Cape for a Friday evening and/or a Saturday morning of fun. Merit will teach participants beading techniques, various bead stitches, wire wrapping and creative bead designs on Friday, July 6 from 7  p.m. to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, July 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. participants will be creating beautiful wire wrapped earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more.

The  fee is $15 for McKinleyville residents and $20 for non-residents with a $5 supply fee to be paid to the instructor.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Register at McKinleyville Parks and Recreation 1656 Sutter Rd, McKinleyville or online at  to get your creative beading started.

Dow's Prairie Grange to offer free program on old-time logging

On Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. the Dow's Prairie Grange will offer "High Lead," a one-hour PowerPoint presentation given by Jerry Rohde.

The program shows 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 and more ago are all 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 program is the first in a summer series sponsored by Pierson Building Company. Admission is free.


 Fresenius Medical Care Facility

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a national network of dialysis facilities,  recently awarded its Fresenius Medical Care McKinleyville facility, located at 1550 Heartwood Drive, the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2012. These annual awards recognize the best-performing FMCNA dialysis facilities nationwide, based on multiple objective measures of clinical quality.

Hammond Trail 

work day

Join the volunteer trail stewards for the Saturday, July 6 work day on the Hammond Trail. Meet at the Hiller Park parking lot at 9 a.m. and work for two hours. They will weedwack, prune,and collect litter. Dress for work. New volunteers always welcome. Contact Rees at 826-0163 or e-mail Stacy for more information at

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