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Articles from the May 14, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    May 14, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: THE WISDOM OF SIMPLICITY

In Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, the author tells of a young lad sent journeying to a wise man to discover the secret of happiness. After a long journey, the wise man listened to the boy’s explanation for his visit, then answered,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Snohomish Valley Fusion win championship

The weekend of April 26 to the 28, the Snohomish Valley Volleyball Club, Fusion U17’s attended the Far Western Volleyball Tournament in Reno, Nevada. They came in first place in the Bronze, USA...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Rotary Club holding two big fundraisers in support of the community

The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens is hosting it’s second Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction at the Port of Everett, Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way on May 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $25 and tickets can be...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 14, 2013

Relay for Life of Lake Stevens celebrates survivors, remembers those lost and fights back against cancer

The sea of purple t-shirts lined the Lake Stevens High School track at 6:25 p.m. on Friday, May 10 as cancer survivors were honored and ready to walk the official first lap for the third annual Relay...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Miss Aquafest workshop coming

Join us on May 19 from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Community Center next to City Hall for the final Miss Aquafest Pageant Workshop. Agenda will include interview skills training, paperwork assistance and stage preparation. Current royalty...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

LSSD’s Homelink offering information night

The Lake Stevens School District’s HomeLink program will be holding an information night on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. with a Night at the Museum following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at 2202 123rd Ave. NE on the North Lake Middle...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

LSHS holding Summer Soccer Camp

Lake Stevens High School’s Soccer team will be holding their annual Summer Camp for students of all ages. Registration is going on now. For students going into grades 9 and 10 the camp will be held Monday through Thursday, June 3-6 at Cavelero...

 
 News    May 14, 2013

LSHS graduate, thespian falls to his death in Seattle

Lake Stevens High School 2005 graduate Collin Schreiber passed away May 3 after climbing a 200-foot power tower in Seattle. Schreiber was electrocuted when he touched a high-voltage power line and the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

L.S. honors its volunteers and student artists at annual event

On Tuesday, May 7, Lake Stevens School District honored its hundreds of volunteers and the students whose work was published in the 2012-13 calendar. This school year, more than 1,100 volunteers...

 
 News    May 14, 2013

L.S. High School Baseball wins WESCO championship

The Lake Stevens High School baseball team won it’s second consecutive WESCO 4A District Championship on Thursday night with a 7-6 win over Jackson High School in a game played at Everett...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Klein to retire from Hillcrest after 32 years

Linda Klein is retiring from Hillcrest Elementary School after 44 years of teaching, 32 of them at Hillcrest. In her honor, staff members are hosting a retirement party on Thursday, May 23 from 4 to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Grace Academy’s “Mousetrap” a theatrical success

Grace Academy Drama Department’s performance of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” kept the audience riveted right up until the final scene. The play opens in the parlor of Moll...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Free Financial Management class offered

Do you cringe when you open your credit card bills? Are you constantly hoping you’ll have money left over at the end of the month? Maybe you’ve always wanted savings to be a regular part of your budget but never seem to have enough...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Celebrate Armed Forces Post 181

For Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, American Legion Post 181 invites all active duty military and their families to join with Legion members, other veterans, and the community for the sixth-annual...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Buckle up for safety

Lake Stevens Fire (LSF) and Lake Stevens Police Department (LSPD) continued their visits to the schools for Risk Watch in March, and this time focused on motor vehicle safety. According to the Center...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Ballroom DanceSport kids going to Olympic Training Center

Erik Linder of Lake Stevens and Rickie Taylor of Edmonds, both 12, are competitive ballroom DanceSport champions who will be attending the World Team camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 14, 2013

Aquafest announces 2013 Grand Parade

Come on down to the Aquafest Grand Parade. This year’s parade is shaping up to be the best yet. See drill teams, marching bands, cheer teams, classic cars and oh so much more. Come to the festival early and enjoy the annual firefighters...

 
 Opinions    May 14, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | May 14, 2013

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Relay for Life Lake Stevens Dear Editor, I would like to thank the businesses and people who made the 2013 Relay for Life Lake Stevens a huge success. Without the donations of time and products our...

 
 News    May 14, 2013

Celebrate Native American culture and 100 years of state parks at Deception Pass June 8

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the Eighth Annual Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration with the Samish and Swinomish tribes. The celebration runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at...

 
 By Washington State Budget & Police Center    Opinions    May 14, 2013

State investments can improve health and environment

Part four in a series, “Special Legislative Session: The Big Picture.”Both the House and Senate budgets take advantage of the single best opportunity to improve health: expansion of Medicaid to more than 250,000 people in Washington...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    May 14, 2013

Relay for Life, a weekend to remember

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back—these are the words that motivate all Relayers and they are the words that kept hundreds of Lake Stevens’ residents moving throughout the weekend. The...