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History is her story

"Escape from Cuba adds personal dimension to Poulsbo teacher's lessonsOne day when Marta Richardson was young and still lived in Cuba, her father and brother were driving in the country and found a cow with its head caught between the slats of a fence.So José Perez, her father, and José Manuel, her older brother, chopped the head off of the cow and somehow lifted the carcass into the car. It dripped blood all the way home. Drops of blood fell from the trunk of the car into the street. When they had driven home and dragged the body of the cow into the courtyard, which was shaded by walls and trees, the family set to chopping up the cow. Soon chunks of meat lay on the ground. Meat to be sold, to be given away, but most of all to be eaten. For Richardson's family, it was a happy time. But the family was reminded of the danger when the head of a neighbor, a known spy for the government, popped up above the wall. She looked at the scene for a moment: the slaughtered cow, the piles of precious meat. Then she asked, Do you think I could have some of that? "

Unity stressed at outdoor service

"S'KLALLAM- Fellowship flourished under the cedar trees at the tribal center Sunday when several North Kitsap congregations joined in prayer. About 300 members from area churches participated in the fifth annual prayer service hosted by the S'Klallam Community Church. A salmon bake and potluck followed the service. The S'Klallam Nation Singers welcomed the group with traditional welcome songs. It's great, said Michael Jones, leader of the S'Klallam Nation Singers. He looked out over the sea of faces and said it reminded him of his childhood. As young kids we used to get up and sing songs like 'Peace in the Valley,' and 'Old Country Church,' he said. He would perform at the S'Klallam Community Church, the church his grandfather founded and his uncle oversaw for more than 30 years. "

Head start on the future

Sequoia Chargualaf receives his diploma for finishing the year in the Suquamish Marion-Forsman Boushie Early Learning Center Early Head Start program. This is the first year the learning center has had the Head Start program. About 50 Early Head Start and Head Start students were honored Thursday in a ceremony which included traditional Suquamish dance and song. A dinner of salmon and clams followed. The center is also enrolling students for next year. Those interested in the program should contact Sherry May at 394-5373.

Farmers Market flowering in Kingston

Eileen Hume takes a closer look at some of her garden goods during the Kingston Farmers Market on Saturday. Hume Nursery of Poulsbo is one of several stands which add color and flavor to the weekly event at Mike Wallace Park.

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RACING THE WIND

Poulsbo yacht club racers prepare to lower sails for winter.

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HDPA hoping the check is in the mail

POULSBO — Since announcing a project to buy brand new benches for the downtown area, the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association has gotten a lot of thumbs up. Now, members are hoping for something else as well — a few more checks in the mail.