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Articles from the September 1, 2011 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Sports    September 1, 2011

Local girls soccer team scores national title in Boise, Idaho

Washington Rush GU93 Nike Team Top Row - In order Left to Right: Coach Ben Somoza, Sofia Vargas, Tasha Pabisz, Makaela Nellams, Breonna Countryman, Miranda Head, Becca Lentz, Stephanie Conard, Kris...

 
 Sports    September 1, 2011

The Lake Stevens Vikings football season opens Friday at home versus Cascade, 7 pm kickoff.

The Lake Stevens Vikings football season opens Friday at home versus Cascade, 7 pm kickoff. For full real-time coverage and post game stats and recaps, visit...

 
 Columns    September 1, 2011

Downsizing solutions for overwhelmed seniors

Dear Overwhelmed, The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many seniors. Most people in your situation start the downsizing process by giving their unused possessions...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    September 1, 2011

We need to take the time to just stop

I had a great conversation the other day on what it means to stop, and we used the example of a Stop Sign. Actually, I should put “Stop Sign” in quotes, since most of us seem to take that particular road sign with at least a little bit...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    September 1, 2011

Keeping the Faith: Seasons change

I was told some decades ago that my life would pass like the seasons of the year. With life-expectancy hovering at roughly around eighty years, my wise counselor said that we can divide our lives into four seasons of twenty years each. The first...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

Transit Board likely to select system change alternative

The Community Transit Board of Directors is expected to choose from among four alternatives for the agency’s February 2012 system change when it meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. The meeting will take place in the agency’s board room, lo...

 
 News    September 1, 2011

Swimming

Wyatt Park in Lake Stevens was buzzing with kids and teens soaking in some final rays of sunshine before the Labor Day weekend and the beginning of the new school year....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

State Parks stresses importance of life jackets

With the busy Labor Day holiday weekend ahead, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program reminds all boaters, especially personal water craft (PWC) users, to wear a life jacket when on the water. So far in 2011, there have...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 1, 2011

Sewer District’s Smith gets appointment by Governor

Darwin Smith, Managing Director of the Lake Stevens Sewer District has been named to the Public Works Trust Fund. The words ‘Public Works Trust Fund’ probably don’t mean a lot to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

Oktoberfest brings beverage gardens for all ages to Lake Stevens

The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a brand new community event, Oktoberfest! Festivities will take place in downtown Lake Stevens on Friday and Saturday, October 14...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

LSF takes billing to the next level

Lake Stevens Fire Billing Manager Sonya Dudder and Office Assistant Brandie Reece awarded their National Academy of Ambulance Coding certification. Lake Stevens Fire congratulates department members...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

Local Girl Scouts help out kids in need

Girls Scouts Marin Nielsen, Katie Stevens, Hannah DuByne, Rory Flinn, Madeline Davis and Carly White delivered school supplies to the Lake Stevens Family Center last week. After hearing of the need...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

Lake Stevens Chamber to host Candidates’ Forum

The next regularly scheduled Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. will include our annual Candidates’ Forum. The Chamber has invited the candidates running for Snohomish County Executive, Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 1, 2011

Escape plan: The key to getting out alive

The Gardner family of Lake Stevens practices their fire escape plan. In the event of a home fire or major disaster, Lake Stevens Fire reminds you it’s important for your family to have an...

 
 Lights & Sirens    September 1, 2011

Lake Stevens Police Beat

The police department responded to 561 incidents in the week of August 14 through August 20, 2011. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Assault 4° Domestic Violence (DV) & Interfering With Reporting of DV,...

 
 Opinions    September 1, 2011

YOUR|LETTERS August 31, 2011

Questions arise from previous letter to the editor Dear Editor, “If everybody is thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.” Gen. George Patton. The letter writer (8/16) who used this quote is a perfect example of somebody who...

 
 By Roger Stark, Md Facs    Opinions    September 1, 2011

Why the Government wants to spy on your doctor

The federal government recently announced it wants to spy on your doctor. The government planned to pay “mystery patients” to call doctors and find out whether they are willing to accept the prices set by Medicaid and Medicare. The public...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    September 1, 2011

Tax revenue increased in Washington State, so why can’t we get out of debt?

The Washington State Department of Revenue announced last week that the property tax revenue increased four percent to $9.2 billion in 2011. While this is great news for our government’s pocketb...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 1, 2011

Smoother exit ramps planned for SR 18 in Auburn

AUBURN – Drivers in the Auburn area will feel a smoother ride this fall, when repaving work to repair ruts and cracks is completed on exit ramps throughout a five-mile stretch of State Route 18. Construction will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6 when con...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 1, 2011

Regional emergency training exercise Sept. 10 in King and Snohomish counties

OLYMPIA – Puget Sound area emergency responders will test their skills and equipment in a disaster training drill on Sept. 10. In the drill, participants will respond to landslides, flooding and road washouts caused by heavy storms that bring...

 
 News    September 1, 2011

Dorn: Transformation of State Testing System Nearly Complete

State Superintendent says the improvement of math scores is ‘encouraging, but we still have plenty of work to do’ OLYMPIA — Calling his transformation of the state’s testing system close to complete, State Superintendent...

 
 News    September 1, 2011

Cantwell Announces Grant for Snohomish County to Fight Child Prostitution

Nearly $500,000 going to Snohomish County Prosecutor and County Sheriff to protect communities and children from sexual predators that commercially exploit children SEATTLE, WA – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the...

 
 News    September 1, 2011

Advocates needed for vulnerable adults

There is a critical need for volunteer long-term care ombudsmen throughout Snohomish County to assist residents in adult family homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As a certified volunteer long-term care ombudsman, individuals can...

 
 News    September 1, 2011

The Lake Stevens Journal has moved to its new location

After more than 50 years in downtown Lake Stevens, we have relocated to the south side of the city. Come by and see us at 1816 South Lake Stevens Rd., Suite 2 Lake Stevens (near Tom Thumb Grocery) 425-334-9252...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    September 1, 2011

WSDOT gearing up to catch the next TIGER

OLYMPIA – Rounds one and two provided close to 1,500 jobs and now the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is gearing up for TIGER 3. The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for $527 million in TIGER 3...

 

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