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Articles from the April 30, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    April 30, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: The power of now

There is a Zen parable about a man who surprised a sleeping tiger while walking through the jungle. The ferocious animal pursued the man, causing him to throw down his bag and walking stick, as he ran for his life. With the tiger tightly on his...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Whidbey Island bank gets robbed

Help police find the suspect On Friday, April 26 at approximately 3:17 p.m. Lake Stevens Police Officers responded to a call after a man robbed Whidbey Island Bank in Frontier Village with an implied...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Research for new smoke alarm technology emerges

Lake Stevens Fire has been an advocate and voice for smoke alarm safety for several decades. Smoke alarms are an essential resource of fire escape plans and early detection of fire. Working smoke alarms can reduce by half the number of fire...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Police Civil Service volunteer opportunities available

The City of Lake Stevens is seeking applicants for one vacancy on the Police Civil Service Commission. Interested applicants must complete and submit an application to be considered for an interview by the Mayor. General Information The City of Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Miss Aquafest pageant announces early bird extension

The 2013 Miss Aquafest Pageant and Scholarship Program has extended the early bird deadline to May 5. Early bird applications for all Snohomish County young ladies who wish to participate can be submitted through Sunday, May 5, during the pageant...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

LSHS holds annual plant sale

Lake Stevens High School is holding its annual Spring Plant Sale presented by the Horticulture/FFA Students at LSHS. Available for purchase: hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, and herbs....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 30, 2013

Local student walks for awareness

Scott becomes Ambassador for Psoriasis Rashes and lesions on the skin are common symptoms of psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that often gets mistaken for eczema. J.T. Scott, an eighth grader at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Local musicians offering free concert

Scotland comes to Everett May 5 as the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, based out of Edmonds, performs at 2 p.m., at the main Everett Public Library auditorium, downtown Everett. Music from Scotlalnd, Nova Scotia, and the Shetland Islands will be...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Lake Stevens City Spring clean-up this weekend

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the City of Lake Stevens will be hosting its annual Spring Cleaning Day Event. This year’s event will again be held at the back parking lot at Cavelero Mid High School located at 8220 24th St. SE, Lake Stevens. Citizen...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Kick off the first day of summer with the Everett Aquasox and Li’l Hungry Hearts

Come and join Li’l Hungry Hearts on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. to watch the Everett Aquasox play the Hillsboro Hops. Ticket pre-sale starts now until May 10 and tickets cost $11 with $4 going directly to help “Take A Bite Out Of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Host family needed in Lake Stevens

A host family is needed for a high school foreign exchange student who will be attending Lake Stevens High School for the 2013/2014 school year. A potential host family is needed for students coming from the following countries: Germany, Italy,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Governor signs four Hobbs’ bills into law, including Part 2 of Fair Tenant Screening Act

Four bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, were signed into law Tuesday, headlined by Senate Bill 5568 which will help victims of domestic violence have fair and equal access to housing. SB 5568, the Fair Tenant Screening Act Part 2, e...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Glenwood students get taste of college and career options

It’s not often that you’ll find a Foreign Service special agent, the mayor of Lake Stevens, a train engineer, a landscape designer and a dog trainer all in one place. These special guests...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

City of Lake Stevens requests Sewer District accelerate merger

On Monday, April 15 the Lake Stevens City Council Sewer Subcommittee formally requested that the Lake Stevens Sewer District Commissioners consider accelerating a merge with the City. The basic reasons behind this action are to help stabilize rates...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 30, 2013

Cavelero teachers riding for ALS

Major League baseball player Lou Gehrig played first base for the New York Yankees back in the 1930s and 40s but these days Gehrig’s name seems to be more synonymous with the disease that was...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    April 30, 2013

Bill Iffrig tells his story of the Boston Marathon bombings

Since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15 Lake Stevens resident and marathon runner Bill Iffrig has been very popular. A photo of 78-year-old Iffrig on the ground seconds after the...

 
 News    April 30, 2013

Ashley Pointe residents celebrate Earth Day

The residents and staff at Ashley Pointe celebrated Earth Day by planting a blue spruce on the front lawn of the community. They were assisted by Revival Property and Construction Services. “We...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

Governor signs four Hobbs’ bills into law, including Part 2 of Fair Tenant Screening Act

Four bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, were signed into law Tuesday, headlined by Senate Bill 5568 which will help victims of domestic violence have fair and equal access to housing. SB 5568, the Fair Tenant Screening Act Part 2, e...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2013

An invitation to cancer survivors

Preparations are underway for the American Cancer Society’s Lake Stevens Relay For Life team event to raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service. In honor of your battle against cancer, we would like to extend a special...

 
 Lights & Sirens    April 30, 2013

Lights and Sirens May1, 2013

The police department responded to 590 incidents in the week of April 14 through April 20, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Theft /Vehicle Prowl, 04/14/13, 12400 block of 16th St. NE Officers were...

 
 By Brandy George    Opinions    April 30, 2013

Improving the capacity to prevent suicide

There are numerous topics that do not receive as much open discussion as they warrant. One of those topics is suicide. To many, suicide is a taboo subject and stigmatized, with the word suicide rarely, if ever, being said aloud. Simply put, that...