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under the sun ? ?8Ko" B INSIDE THIS SECTION: MSpelling Bee, Page 4 MS ports, Pages 8-11 Clara Schuster; The Price Is Right' For Sunset Beach Resident BY DOU(i RUTTER mcnt with the Supply Homemakcrs Club helped After five enjoyable yet disappointing visits to earned her that spot on contestant row. She's treasur a Los Angeles television studio, Clara er of the club and a past president. Schuster finally heard the famous phrase All members of the audience arc interviewed bc gamc show enthusiasts nationwide yearn to hear fore the show, and during her interview Clara mcn "Comc on down! You're the next contestant on tioncd that she was club treasurer. "I told them I take The Price Is Right." Clara made the most of her all the money, and 1 think that's why they picked once-in-a-lifetime trip to contestant row?winning a me." lounge chair, treadmill and pool table with a total Clara, who has five grandchildren, says it wasn't value of S4.608. easy getting into the show, let alone becoming a con The Sunset Beach area resident will appear on the tcstant. Clara and her crew showed up at the studio at popular CBS game show next Thursday, April 8. The 6:30 a.m. for the early taping, but there were already hour-long program starts at 11 a.m. and can be seen about 350 people standing in line. on WJKA-TV out of Wilmington. They waited for the afternoon taping and were "I was really surprised when they called my among the first people in line for that show. "We had name," explained Clara, who was at a taping of the choice scats right up front," she said. Clara was the show several weeks ago with her daughter, Kathleen fifth contestant called during the show. Zinn, and godson, Kenneth Simmons. The prizes haven't been delivered to her After taking her place on contestant row. Clara and Bonaparte's Retreat home yet. When they are, she'll the others were asked to guess have to pay California and the price of a lounge chair. "1 (( North Carolina taxes on the guessed 900 dollars and UOCt\ prizes as well as the delivery everybody else underbid me J J cost. and the price was 1200." ?ilD1 llfl ~\A)i VI DVIP To pay the tax and delivery After winning the chair, ofUJULLl Will LJfltZ bills, Clara plans to sell the Clara went up on stage with . j ? pool table. She'll keep the veteran game show host Bob tlYYlG. lL UO(t\ other two. "The treadmill I Barker and for more price- need. The doctor is very hap gucssing. should 9(1 out py that I won that." On stage were the pool o Despite the costs, Clara al tablc and treadmill with price tpt/y yn r%Vl0 timo so is elated she won. "Il was tags beside each one. The liliZld CJiMZ ll/fld worth it. Bob Barker is such treadmill was listed at SI,995 , ? a wonderful person. He and the pool table's price lag ana try to win. comes out and talks to you read SI,365. * when they're not taping and It was up to Clara to decide ?Clara Schuster answers any questions you if the prices matched the mer- have." chandise or if the prices need- Clara definitely plans to ed to be switched. Clara asked for the prices to be record the upcoming show on her VCR. She's anx switchcd, and won both prizes as a result of her cor- ious to see how she acted on stage. "I don't know if I rect decision. was running and jumping around like an idiot or "I didn't have the faintest idea what the prices not." were," she confessed during an interview last week. The game show experience was the highlight of a "I just took a guess at it. I figured the pool table recent two-week, mother-daughter vacation. Other would be more." slops included Las Vegas, Universal Studios and the Clara returned to stage laicr lo spin the "Big La Brea Tar Pits. Wheel" for a chance to piay for the valuable show- Now that she's won, Clara says her daughter has case at the end of the show. She spun first and landed the "bug" and has applied to be a contestant on on 65 cents. Wheel Of Fortune. On the audience's advice, Clara didn't risk a sec- Although she's been to the show six times, Clara ond spin and stuck with 65 cents. Il didn't hold up, admits she doesn't watch The Price Is Right fre but Clara wasn't disappointed. "It's probably a good qucntly. She stays busy with her extension home thing because I don't think I could have gone for the makers club and work as an elder at Shallotte big prize. I was so nervous already." Presbyterian Church. Clara's only regret about her appearance on the ... . ... _ ... show is that she didn't hug and kiss Bob Barker, who Q J ^cLcvcr1 d^,d" to r"um 10 Cahf?m.a to sec is "much more handsome" in person than he is on *?b Barkcr do h?s thing, Clara won t be allowed to television contestant again or win any more prizes. "I was so sorry I didn't get lo hug hirn. I was so . "Now lhat ** happened. I don't have to go excited when I got up there I forgot," she explained. back ;U1>' ?rc' J*c said. Everybody should win "He's probably tired of getting hugged and kissed by or* ume" Everybody should go out there one ume everybody?old ladies especially." Vr' . a ?. a \ ri, n\ ? And if at first you don t succeed, do like Clara and Clara, a 71-year-old widow, thinks her involve- try, try again. STAFF PHOTO BY DOUC KUTTER C1ARA SCHUSTER of Sunset Beach, shown here with some her handiwork" for the Supply Homemakers Club, will be on "The Price Is Right" on April 8. 'Squadron Of Year7 Honors Go To Shallotte River Group While some new organizations have a difficult Ume staying afloat, the Shallotte River Power Squadron cranked up in 199() and has been going full steam ahead since that time. The squadron's most recent ach ievement is receiving the District 27 Commander's Trophy for being the "Squadron of the Year." District 27 encompasses 15 squadrons; 14 in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. The Shallotle River Squadron won the award for such things as membership growth and retention, education, service to district and participation. Its percentage partici pation in squadron activities was 56%; number one in the nation for the second year in a row. Another big factor in the selection was the job the squadron did in host ing the District Rendezvous in Calabash last August. The event, de spite adverse weather conditions, earned money for the district while the previous two years events lost money in other locations. The history of the'Shallotte Power Squadron dales back to the summer of 1987 when several residents of the area who were members of pow er squadrons elsewhere recognized THE BURGEE of the Shallotle River Power Squadron was drawn by a commercial artist from a design submitted by one of the members. the need to provide boating education and social activi ties for boaters in the area. Following a meeting of this group, arrangements were made to operate as a division of the Cape Fear Power Squadron oul of Wilmington. The division grew from only a few members in 1988 to 30 by December of 1989. In January, 1990, a formal application for a squadron charter was submitted. In March the requirements to be come a squadron were completed al a formal organiza tional meeting. A national charter was granted to the Shallotte River Power Squadron May 19, 1990. From the 31 members listed on the original charter, membership has grown steadily so that the "baby" squadron now num bers 90 members. STAFF PHOTO BY tODIt SWIATT SQUADRON COMMANDERS past and present admire the trophy. They are, from left, Joe H ut>er, Shallotte River Power Squadron's first commander- Charles Iximbert, immediate past commander; Clete Waldmiller, second commander; and Franklin Forrest, present com mander. Since receiving its charter, the squadron has continued to hold pub lic boating courses twice each year, including two separate classes in the spring, one in the Shallotte area and one in Eli/.abethtown. Many mem bers have improved their boating skills by taking additional courses in seamanship, piloting, marine elec tronics, weather and engine mainte nance. These and other courses are available to members of the squad ron. In addition to its educational pro gram, the squadron maintains an ac tive social program and participates in the Cooperative Charting pro gram of the United States Power Squadron. The social program has grown to include a number of annu al events, including yard sales, over night cruisc, charter anniversary din ner and a covered dish dinner meet ing. USPS works with the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Red Cross, yacht and boat clubs and other concerned organizations to maintain safety awareness during Safe Boating Week and throughout the year. Elected officers of the local squadron are Franklin Forrest of Hoklen Beach, commander; Dewey Adams of Ocean Isle, executive offi cer, Richard Dan/, of Calabash, edu cation officer, Luther Gravatt of Ocean Isle, administrative officcr; Marilyn R. Grose of Supply, secre tary; and Lucy Kcefer of Calabash, treasurer.