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Articles from the July 12, 2011 edition

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 By Pastor Jeff Bullock    Columns    July 12, 2011

Forgetful

Philippians 3:13-14 “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” “You don’t understand...

 
 By Journal Staff    Business    July 12, 2011

Woman makes healthy gourmet snacks for dogs

Granite Falls residents Dan and Sandra Rindero along with Sandra’s mother Kathy Sandmel set out to create a healthy, gourmet snack for dogs to celebrate the one year adoption anniversary of their dog Sawyer. Sawyer is a Louisiana Catajoula...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 12, 2011

Synthetic drugs arrive in Lake Stevens smoke shops

Terms like “bath salts”, K2 and Spice have completely different meanings these days. K2 no longer only refers to a ski and snowboard manufacturer and “bath salts” no longer...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Stolen life jackets restocked at Wyatt Park, open for use

The Safe Kids Snohomish County Wyatt Park Life Jacket Cabinet has been restocked with 25 life jackets and is now open for day use. Thank you to the owner of the Main Street Center in Lake Stevens and Harbor Marine in Everett for their donations....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Snohomish Valley Volleyball Club adds new coaches

L: Don Floyd, the new Snohomish Valley Volleyball Club coach. Floyd has been coaching with Lake Volleyball Club the last two years. R: Megan Rice will be assisting Floyd in coaching the U-16...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Siler brothers serve as Senate pages during 2011 session

Brothers Cameron and Tanner Siler, both students in Lake Stevens, participated in the Senate page program during the 2011 legislative session. Cameron Siler Tanner Siler Cameron, a soon-to-be senior...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Rotary scholarship recipients

The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens presented $1,000 scholarships to four students from Granite Falls and three students from Lake Stevens High School as part of the 2011 Rotary Scholarships program. The...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 12, 2011

Police officers discover one big rock

A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests and are carried by glacial ice, often over distances of hundreds of miles. Who wou...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Local students learn about government at Boys State

Five students represented Lake Stevens High School at the 2010 Boys State leadership conference held from June 13-19 on the Central Washington State University campus in Ellensburg. High-school...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

L.S. residents warn of cougar attacks on animals

Local residents want to warn the community that dogs have been attacked by cougars near Highway 92 and 123rd St. NE near Hartford ball fields and Centennial Trail. One dog was attacked in the early evening hours. The dog survived, however, it did...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

City treating lake for milfoil

The City of Lake Stevens began the implementation of the milfoil treatment in Lake Stevens this week. Postings were made at all public access locations and at each resident’s home prior to the treatment by AquaTechnex, the application company....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Annual National Night Out 

On Tuesday, August 2, the family center will host the annual National Night Out Against Crime event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street and North Cove Park. Participants will enjoy a free dinner and snacks, a wider offering of children’s...

 
 By Don C Brunell    Opinions    July 12, 2011

In 1975, as America was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial, Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state.

In 1975, as America was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial, Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state. The Polish people were impoverished, had no right to free speech and if you wanted a job, you had to play ball with Communist Party...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    July 12, 2011

Who’s to blame for Casey Anthony going free

The whole world seems to be enthralled with the Casey Anthony verdict of not guilty. I’m not sure there is a word strong enough to really grasp what people felt when jurors handed down the...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    July 12, 2011

WA Seniors Weigh In on Nation's Deficit Battle

SEATTLE - President Obama isn't the only person sounding off about the nation's budget crisis. Washingtonians over age 50 are packing into meetings being held around the state by AARP to discuss the budget/deficit situation. The organization says...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    July 12, 2011

WA Home-Care Workers Try Again for Training, Background Checks

OLYMPIA, Wash. - One measure likely to be on the Washington ballot in November looks a lot like another one that voters already approved in 2008. It increases mandatory training hours and requires criminal background checks for home-care workers who...

 
 By Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director    News    July 12, 2011

State Transportation Commission to discuss current and future tolling projects, and transportation funding needs and options next week

OLYMPIA – Current and future tolling projects, transportation funding, and research on trade and economic development are some of the topics before the Washington State Transportation Commission at its meeting next week. The meeting will take p...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Steve’s Barber Shop holds re-grand opening

After two decades in downtown Lake Stevens, Steve Iblings, owner of Steve’s Barber Shop, has moved his shop to the Frontier Village area. Iblings, along with five other barbers, are enjoying...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

One ER opens, another closes

The emergency department at Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific Campus closed at 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, and all emergency care was moved exclusively to the new Emergency Department in the Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk Medical...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Local ballroom dance champions open ballroom dance center

Local ballroom dance champion kids Erik Linder, 11 and his dance partner Rickie Taylor, 10, have competed and won more competitions than they can count including winning at Nationals three times. Not only are these little kids big on dancing, they...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Edward Jones branch ranks first in Client Service Excellence for the Region

Diana Jackson and Dawn Clark of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Lake Stevens recently received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award for being the No. 1 client service provider...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

See some classics, new beauties and motorcycles at the car show

Join the fun on Sunday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aquafest Classic Car Show. Enjoy the nostalgia of old classics, new customs, and motorcycles. The Classic Car Show can be found on the grass at the North Lake Middle School track field at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Parking and shuttle access downtown on Aquafest weekend

There is limited parking at the festival site, parking in the Jay’s (and other local businesses) parking lot is prhoibited. Additional parking is available at the Lake Stevens School District Administration Building and a free shuttle is...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Aquafest’s Tennis Tournament returns for third time

Reviving an old favorite, this year marks the third tennis tournament for Aquafest since 2009. All tournament matches are played at the LSHS courts which were recently resurfaced. “I think everyone’s going to really like the new...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 12, 2011

Chalk it up

Come down to North Cove Park during Family Fun Fest and make your mark, in chalk that is. The Lake Stevens Arts Commission hosts budding artists in different age categories to design and create chalk art on the sidewalk. The contest will take place...

 

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