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MDA car show today at Lucky 7 Casino

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Car show organizer Tom Lee shows his 1973 Corvette Stingray that he’ll have on display at today’s car show in Smith River.Wescom News Service/Bryant Anderson
 

SMITH RIVER – At first it was just one more car show for Tom Lee. The classic car collector from Smith River doesn’t miss many of them, so it was only natural for him to take part in the annual MDA Benefit Car Show.

Then he got to know two of the organizers, Dayle Niemie and Bill Hamilton of Brookings. They both have muscular dystrophy, and gradually the work of putting on the show became too much for them.

“(Niemie) and Bill Hamilton did the whole thing,” Lee said. “He was ready to give it up.”

 

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Friends of NRA announce annual banquet

The Curry County Chapter of the Friends of the NRA will hold its annual dinner banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Drive.

Tickets are $35 each. Dinner will be prime rib, or a choice of an an alternate entree, plus a salad, baked potato, vegetable and dessert. Couples and children are welcome. National Rifle Association (NRA) membership is not required to participate. Activities include raffles, games, live and silent auctions. Sponsorships are available with varying costs and prizes,

 

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Fashions for Funding

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Members of the audiences were able to get a close look at fashion accessories shown by models. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
Teal shirts, vests and handbags, stylish jackets and accessories and long pants for every occasion were a few of the outfits from Chere’s Boutique that were modeled Saturday during the Brookings Emblem Club 265’s annual benefit fashion show and luncheon at the Elks Lodge. 

While the fashions were modeled, Chere Wier of Chere’s Boutique gave details about each ensemble. “Reversible” “teal is popular color” and “it’s practical for Brookings and Crescent City,” were a couple of her remarks.

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Brookings: the way it was – the way it is

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Open country is all to be seen from the edge of Brookings in the early 20th century. At left is Moire’s Butte, a former landmark that has been leveled. Les Schwab Tire Center sits at the location of the butte. The Pilot/Submitted photo
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Today, Sunday, last chance to see children’s play

Cast A, the younger of the two casts of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” will present its final show 2 p.m. today (Aug. 25) at the Harbor Performing Arts Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center.

Two shows remain for Cast B, which is comprised of older children. Shows will be at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.

The hour-long abridged junior version is based on the 1989 animated feature film and the 2008 Broadway production. The 35 actors and actresses were split between two casts so that Director Dori Blodgett could best use  their talents.

In the play, Ariel (Cast A, Breezy Harvey and Cast B, Michaela George), the mermaid princess, longs to join the human world. Along with her best fish friend Flounder (Cecilia Lynn and Dylan Speir), she collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit the seagull Scuttle (Ashanti Franks and Alia Graves), who offers wildly inaccurate information about humans.

 

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