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Articles from the May 23, 2011 edition

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 By Lisa Finley    Columns    May 23, 2011

Lakeside Fellowship is now LifePoint Church

Lakeside Community Fellowship is no more—at least in name. Although it is still a warm group of people with faith centered on Jesus, offering love and hope to our world, there is something fresh happening in its midst. God is at work in...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    May 23, 2011

Keeping the Faith:

Just down the road from my house is a restaurant/gathering place/watering hole called Nick’s. Nick’s is a legendary seafood joint frequented by tourists and locals alike, by fisherman, national figures, and the occasional celebrity....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

WWU student and Lake Stevens resident earns Critical Language Scholarship

Dana Rafter Western Washington University student and Lake Stevens resident Dana Rafter received a Critical Language Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State to study Arabic language and culture...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

Washington suspends 2012 presidential primary

Washington state has suspended its 2012 presidential primary in order to save taxpayers over $10 million. The state’s regular Top 2 primary in August is unaffected. Legislation requested by Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican, and Gov....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

Prepare for slow downs and closures on 20th St. SE

The target date to perform the overlay on 20th Street SE is Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. On Friday, the road surface will be ground in preparation of the new pavement surfacing. This work is expected to be performed during off-peak day...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

On Sunday night, after three grueling days of pageantry, the new Miss Aquafest Royalty was crowned at Lake Stevens High School’s PAC

missaquafest-On Sunday night, after three grueling days of pageantry, the new Miss Aquafest Royalty was crowned at Lake Stevens High School’s PAC. Front row left to right: Little Miss Samantha...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 23, 2011

LSHS senior’s tragic death shocks a community

Ben Clark was laughing with friends at school last Monday, getting ready for his upcoming graduation and by Wednesday afternoon, Clark had ended his life bringing an almost palpable feel of loss to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

Local author’s books now available for purchase online at Amazon

Jay Londo and his son. Jay Londo has lived in Snohomish County his whole life and started writing in 2004. After losing his father James Londo in a plane crash in August of 2004, Londo used writing to...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    May 23, 2011

Lake Stevens residents thank First Responders

Residents from Lake Stevens mingled with First Responders at the First Responders Thank You event. Lake Stevens held its first ever National Thank You Day to First Responders last week at the Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

L.S. Public Works celebrates Public Works week with kids

Local kids got to take an up close and personal look at the big trucks that Public Works uses to keep our city looking it’s best. Big trucks, backhoes and other interesting vehicles showed up...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

L.S. Fire and Police teach bike safety for Risk Watch

Lake Stevens Police and Fire taught local kids important biking lessons like how to use hand signals to communicate with traffic and other bike riders. In April, Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

American Legion announces Memorial Day celebrations

Colors being presented at the beginning of 2010 Memorial Day service in downtown Lake Stevens. American Legion Post 181 has several events going on over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 28,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

American Legion announces Memorial Day celebrations

Colors being presented at the beginning of 2010 Memorial Day service in downtown Lake Stevens. American Legion Post 181 has several events going on over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 28,...

 
 Lights & Sirens    May 23, 2011

Lake Stevens Police Beat

The police department responded to 748 incidents in the week of May 8, 2011, through May 14, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Malicious Mischief 3°, 05/09/11, 8400 block of 4th ST NE A 14-year-old male...

 
 Opinions    May 23, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS

Politicians are leading us down a road to bankruptcy Dear Editor, I just returned from a week long trip to a European nation and have seen first-hand a society in utter dependence on the government. The country I visited is in deep financial trouble...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    May 23, 2011

The Value of Money

How do you teach a kid the value of a dollar? The answer is, of course, that you must make him work for that dollar. This work should be worth a dollar as well. Telling a child that you’ll pay him for staying out of your hair for an hour is...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    May 23, 2011

National health care battle moving to the States

One of the major provisions in the federal health reform law calls on states to establish health insurance exchanges by 2014. These exchanges were envisioned as virtual “open air markets,” managed by new state agencies, where consumers...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    May 23, 2011

WA Finds Budget-Minded Way to Fund "Great Outdoors" Goals

SEATTLE - "America's Great Outdoors Initiative" kicked off in February as an attempt to help people get outdoors and make better use of natural resources - not only recreating on trails, in forests and on rivers, but creating more...

 
 By Meagan Mcfadden, Wsdot Communications    News    May 23, 2011

Rock blasting tonight will require temporary closure of I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass should plan for an hour of added travel time tonight as crews temporarily close the highway for controlled rock blasting. The Washington State Department of Transportation...

 
 By Jeff Adamson, Wsdot Communications    News    May 23, 2011

North Cascades Highway reopens Wednesday at noon

WENATCHEE – Wednesday’s noon reopening of the North Cascades Highway marks the second latest since the highway opened 39 years ago. The latest ever was June 14, 1974, and the next latest, surpassed by this year, was in 1976 when it...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

Don’t miss the carriage rides

Gala Carriage Co. of Lake Stevens will be offering wagon rides along the scenic route of North Lakeshore Drive during Aquafest. Plenty of room for the whole family. Owner, Sandy Thomas, will be driving her red wagon pulled by two black and white...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    May 23, 2011

Bring the kids to pig out on pizza at Aquafest 2011

Once again Sahara Pizza will be sponsoring the Aquafest Pizza Eating Contest. So bring your hungry children down to Aquafest and let them compete and pig out on pizza. This has to be the year’s most hysterical contest. Who doesn’t love...