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Articles from the August 27, 2013 edition

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 By Lisa Finley    Columns    August 27, 2013

Shrek the sheep

There is a national icon worth looking up on the internet: Shrek The Sheep. He lived in New Zealand and avoided being sheared for six years by hiding in mountain caves. When he was finally captured and shorn he produced sixty pounds of fleece! The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Volunteers feed hungry kids through summer

For nine weeks this summer starting in June, students throughout Lake Stevens were able to go to Hillcrest Elementary School where they were served a hot and free lunch during the week. Hundreds of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 27, 2013

SR 92 open to drivers just in time for school to start

Roundabouts will make entering highway safer for students, parents Kids and parents are completing the finishing touches of their back-to-school preparations and the City of Lake Stevens and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Special Olympians have special day

On August 18 the Lake Stevens Vikings Special Olympic softball team earned a silver medal at the Special Olympics State softball tournament. Special Olympics Washington has four regions. To qualify...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Make sure your college-bound child is covered by insurance

More than 35,000 property crimes take place on college and university campuses each year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Is your college-bound child adequately insured should his or her place become the next target? Homeowners...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Local kids learn more than performing at Ludus

Ludus Youth Theatre Group (LYTG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping young, creative people explore their passion for the theatre arts. Besides stage performing, everyone in Ludu...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

Lake Stevens Fire Commissioner appointed

Lake Stevens Fire announces the appointment of Jim Steinruck as Fire Commissioner. This was decided at a Special Commissioner Meeting on August 19 and the appointment will remain in effect until the...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    August 27, 2013

Guns ‘N Hoses brings good times and generosity

The annual Guns ‘N Hoses softball game took place at Lake Stevens High School’s new baseball field on Saturday, August 24 and this year’s game did not disappoint. Lake Stevens Fire...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

G.F. Historical Museum among 2013 Award Winners for State and Local History

The Granite Falls Historical Museum is one of two museums in Washington receiving the "Award of Merit" from AASLH (the other museum is the well-known MOHAI in Seattle). The multi-year "technology journey" undertaken by Granite...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 27, 2013

2013 ACT results remain steady

Our state’s graduating seniors outscore national average, but opportunity gap remains Washington’s 12th graders have again outscored the national average on the ACT exam in the 2012/13 school year. Washington’s average composite...

 
 News    August 27, 2013

Minor injuries following small explosion at Monroe fairgrounds

A small explosion injured two people at approximately 1 p.m. today, Aug. 26, at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. The incident occurred when an employee, working for a fireplace vendor at the Fair, attempted to light a fireplace. The glass window...

 
 Opinions    August 27, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | August 28, 2013

Please beware of the bees Dear Editor, I am a 61-year-old woman and I pride myself in being a prepared northwestern hiker. On most weekends I take my dogs for a swim in the mountain rivers or on long walks in the woods. Often at trailheads the...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 27, 2013

EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION | Seven strategies to prevent paper pile-up

Are you overwhelmed by the paper piles in your life? I know for sure that we are still far from being a paperless society since paper is the number one issue that I help clients with. I find that it stacks up on desks, counters, tables, kitchen...

 
 By Roger Stark    Opinions    August 27, 2013

Is being put on Medicaid better than having no insurance?

Does being put on Medicaid, the government’s entitlement program for the poor, actually save lives or improve people’s health? This is a question that has not been answered until very recently. In 2008, Oregon lawmakers decided they had e...

 
 News    August 27, 2013

More Than One-fourth of Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur Between 3-7 P.M., School's Open Drive Carefully Tips from AAA to help ensure kids and motorists make it home safely

In 2011, 521 pedestrians ages 0-19 were injured in collisions and seven were killed in Washington, according to WSDOT data. As summer draws to a close, more than 1.1 million Washington children are getting ready to head back to the classroom. AAA...

 
 News    August 27, 2013

Larsen Announces Major Federal Investments in Snohomish County Airports

Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced nearly $2 million in total federal grants for Arlington Municipal Airport and Paine Field. The Federal Aviation Administration grants will fund safety and facility upgrades at both airfields. "We can't...

 
 News    August 27, 2013

County to award nearly $25 million for open space conservation

Nearly $25 million in bond funding to preserve open space, farm and agricultural land, and timber land throughout Snohomish County is expected to be approved this fall by the Snohomish County Council. The county's Conservation Futures Advisory Board...