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Articles from the July 9, 2013 edition

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 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Columns    July 9, 2013

OUT TO PASTOR | IT WAS A MURPHY’S LAW KIND OF WEEK

I am not what you would call a superstitious person. [Knock on wood.] I am a realist in a modified definition of that word and I usually take things as they come. My past week, however, was an open commentary on “Murphy’s Law.”...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 9, 2013

Vern Foster, lifetime resident, community supporter dies at 52

The words Lake Stevens and Vern Foster seem to be synonymous, especially for those in the business world here in this small town community. Vern Foster passed away on Friday, July 5 with his family...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 9, 2013

Suspect arrested for stabbing death in Lake Stevens DNA, video surveillance link suspect to victim

On Tuesday, July 2, police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Garver from Spokane in the June 17 stabbing death of Phillipa Evans-Lopez. Lopez was found by an acquaintance in a home near 15th St. SE and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Proud Pet Show guaranteed to be a big hit

Aquafest’s Proud Pet Show promoters promise this year’s show to be the best ever! The show has been structured so that children and families will enjoy this wonderful and fun experience! The contestants will be children under age 16, who...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

NCC Rowers medal at NW Masters Regionals

North West Masters Regionals, held this year at Vancouver Lake, is the largest regional regatta in the U.S. North Cascades Crew of Lake Stevens was one of 47 clubs competing from eight states and Canada. Jen Huffman and Wendy Clark took first place,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Ironman Lake Stevens still in need of host families

Lake Stevens Ironman is still in need of host families for athletes coming to participate in this year’s 70.3 Ironman event. Ironman Lake Stevens is right around the corner and race day is Sunday, July 21. They are looking for home stays for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Boys & Girls Club’s Teen Dance

Join local teens on Friday night, July 26 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. for the Aquafest Teen Dance 2013. Hosted by the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club located at the end of Main Street.Catch The Beat with JD The DJ who will be providing...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Aquafest Idol still looking for singers

The Lake Stevens Aquafest Junior Idol is seeking singers for the second half of auditions to be held Saturday, July 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Dr. Age groups are 17-20, 13-16, and 12 and under....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Annual Aquafest Fun Run

Day of race registration and number pickup will be on the concourse behind the Lake Stevens High School Stadium starting at 6:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for 5K and 10K: $30/6:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. for Kids Fun Run: $20/NOTE: T-Shirts not...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

All student readers, LSMS library open this summer

The Lake Stevens Middle School library (1031 91st Ave. SE) is open for student readers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. now through Aug. 15 (closed July 4). Any student from Lake Stevens School District can check out a book for two weeks at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Chamber of Commerce hosts luncheon

The monthly meeting for The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Stevens School District’s Educational Services Center. The speaker for this month will be David George Brooke...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

3-On-3 tournament

Join in the fun at this year’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament played during Aquafest. Brackets are for fifth grade and up. Located at theBoys and Girls Club, North Lake Middle School and other district sites as needed. Bracketsinclude male,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Entertainment    July 9, 2013

Local band “Whiskey Labido” music featured on new movie

Lake Stevens’ own band Whiskey Labido just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Just last year they performed as the opening act for “Powerman 5000” at El Carazon in Seattle and now one...

 
 Opinions    July 9, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | JULY 10, 2013

Rotary Club says goodbye to Vern Foster Dear Editor, A former member and Past President of our club, Vern Foster, passed away Friday at 3 p.m. Vern was just brought home from the hospital on Wednesday in the Hospice care program. Our hearts and...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    July 9, 2013

Science can help feed starving people

It’s hard to believe there are starving people in the world when Americans shop in well-stocked supermarkets and dine out at any of our 618,000 restaurants. But the U.N. estimates that nearly 870 million poor people in developing nations suffer...

 
 By Kim Demary    Opinions    July 9, 2013

Boycotting manufacturer for a consumer’s beliefs is wrong

Last week Texas Senator Wendy Davis, held an 11 hour filibuster. She was wearing glasses, a calf length coat, dress, pearls and running shoes. All of which can be seen in the thousands of photos of her online. Before the filibuster I had heard...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 9, 2013

Sen. Hobbs budget proviso aimed at strengthening state’s green business

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, worked a last-minute deal with budget writers Friday to include a proviso in the 2013-15 operating budget which extends a tax break to businesses on the purchase of equipment and machinery used in the production of...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    July 9, 2013

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report for July 2013

The brakes have come on as sales slow in the Lake Stevens real estate market for the month of June. Inventory is slowly increasing month to month and values seem to have stabilized. There are 135 active listings available this month, 24 more than...