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Articles from the April 30, 2014 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Paint the Town Purple

The Lake Stevens Relay for Life Committee, alongside local businesses and relay team members will Paint the Town Purple on Saturday, May 17.   This festive day of fun falls exactly two weeks prior...

 
 News    April 30, 2014

75 million Americans under threat of severe weather

(CNN) -- From Missouri to New York, Michigan to Florida, forecasters urged millions of Americans to keep an eye on the weather Tuesday, warning of tornadoes, high winds and hail spawned by the storm system that's killed 29 people in the last two...

 
 News    April 30, 2014

Active search ends for bodies in Washington slide

EVERETT, Wash. — For more than five weeks, crews painstakingly sifted through mud and debris, at first searching for survivors and then for the remains of those buried by the mudslide in Washington state. On Monday, officials called off the active...

 
 By Lisa Sanchez    News    April 30, 2014

Bark for Life

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners honoring the life-long contributions of Canine Caregivers. There is an open invitation to bring...

 
 News    April 30, 2014

Police: FedEx worker wounds 6 in Georgia, then kills himself

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- A FedEx package handler went on a shooting rampage early Tuesday at his workplace in suburban Atlanta, wounding six people -- one of them critically -- before turning the gun on himself, police said. "That individual is...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

Edeen responsible for L.S. Senior Center grants

Dear Editor, The Lake Stevens Senior Center recently received two grants:  A Capacity Building Grant, in the amount of $5,865, which was awarded in December, 2013, by United Way of Snohomish County; and a Charitable Fund Grant, from the Tulalip...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

L.S. City Council votes to increase salaries

Dear Editor, On April 14th the city council voted to give salary increases to city staff to match the average salaries of equivalent employees in comparable cities in the state. Some of the salary increases were as much as 15%, and this is on top of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

AquaSox to Dedicate Game to Assist in Oso Mudslide Relief

The Everett AquaSox announced today that they are dedicating their June 16 game towards relief efforts related to the Oso mudslide.  All walk-up ticket sales from this game will go directly towards relief and recovery efforts caused by the mudslide...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

National Thank You Day, May 19 will honor Oso first responders

In 2011, Mayor Vern Little proclaimed May 19 to be designated: National Thank You Day to Honor first responders. Local businesses and citizens purchased signs to be posted for the week preceding. May...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    April 30, 2014

Organize Your Home "Office Day" the Easy Way

As a professional organizer and business owner, I do a lot of work from my home: writing classes, blogs, twitter, client notes… I even have writing a book on my list of dreams & goals! It’s a luxury to work at home, but it can also be a double...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

LSHS Girls Soccer holding mattress fundraiser

If you are in the need for a new mattress you can purchase one all while helping out the Lake Stevens High School Girls Soccer team. The team will be holding a mattress fundraiser on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Stevens High...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Lake Stevens Food Bank needs your contributions for summer

As we approach the summer months families whose children currently receive assistance through the LSSD’s breakfast and lunch programs will turn to local resources for help. Lake Stevens Food Bank is always in need of food and monetary...

 
 News    April 30, 2014

Commuting Cost Assistance Available For Eligible SR530 Slide Survivors

Commuting cost assistance is now available to eligible survivors of the March 22, 2014 SR530 Slide who are faced with long detours around the closed roadway between Arlington/Oso and Darrington. As a result of the slide, SR530 remains impassible and...

 
 By Statepoint    News    April 30, 2014

Homeowners and Homebuilders See Value in 'Smart' Appliances

When you think of “smart technology,” you may think of your smartphone, tablet or vehicle, but soon, you may also think of such household appliances as your dishwasher, refrigerator or laundry pair. Home building professionals nationwide increasi...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Cavelero Mid High School attend CBC Jazz Unlimited Festival

Under the direction of Mr. Brian Koreski, the Cavelero Mid High School Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band traveled to Pasco, WA to attend the CBC Jazz Unlimited Festival on April 11th and 12th.  The Wind...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Edward Jones Assists with Disaster Relief

Diana Jackson of the financial services firm Edward Jones announced today that her firm has donated $5000 to The American Red Cross to aid the victims of the mudslide that recently devastated the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Lake Stevens High School annual spring plant sale

Each spring, the Horticulture/FFA students at Lake Stevens High School host a spring plant sale to benefit their program and activities. The public is invited to visit the greenhouses on the campus...

 
 By Statepoint    News    April 30, 2014

Some home improvements can improve Your health

Small changes to your surroundings can have a strong impact on mood and overall health, say experts. A relatively new movement in design and construction, called “designing for health,” aims to make homes and communities have positive impacts on...

 
 By Statepoint    News    April 30, 2014

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day on May 9

Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, it can only mean one thing -- spring has sprung. May 9, which is National Public Gardens Day, is an ideal time to celebrate the warmer weather and visit a...

 
 By Statepoint    News    April 30, 2014

Tips for Celebrating Mother's Day on a Budget

With Mother's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of ways to show your appreciation for mom. If you're on a budget, you're in luck. The discount experts at Dollar General are sharing helpful...

 
 Entertainment    April 30, 2014

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