Ronald Dennis Nelson of Poulsbo served as mayor of a Washington city for eight years, worked for the U.S. State and Energy departments, was honored by the CIA for his work assessing the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program, and met with Soviet scientists to seek peaceful uses for plutonium. Despite such heavy responsibilities, he still had time for his faith, his family, and even some recreational reading and gardening.
Joseph Smith, RN, at VA Puget Sound Health Care System received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare, at a special ceremony Nov. 20 in Seattle.
Chat with artist Rob Weiss and do some holiday shopping at the Holiday Fair, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, 18561 Highway 305, Poulsbo.
Richard Koven’s first foray into local fundraising occurred 14 years ago when he joined the Rotary Club. He dressed up like a pizza slice and solicited donations for North Kitsap Fishline. On Nov. 14, his wardrobe was more customary to that of a jewelry store owner, and the donation to Fishline considerably more sizable.
The interview on Nov. 14 had to be cut short because Russ Heald, 100, had a Skype conversation scheduled with his brother, Erv, 98. The elder Heald, a teacher at North Kitsap High School from 1952 to 1967, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends this week on Bainbridge Island. He looks younger than his 100 years, a credit to his active outdoor lifestyle.
The League of Women Voters of Kitsap will present “Housing and Poverty Issues in Kitsap County,” Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Eagle’s Nest, 1195 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton.
Every once in a while, I would enter my predecessor’s office while she was still our director, and she would reverently whisper, “Do you hear that?”
Ruth Ellen Brown passed away peacefully on Oct. 28, 2014. She was 91. She was born on Dec. 10, 1922 in Stonington, Illinois, to Henderson and Carrie Watson. Ruth graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, and earned her M.A. from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb. Ruth was a devout Christian.