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Articles from the September 17, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    September 17, 2013

Keeping the Faith | A Conspiracy of Kindness

An ancient story, often retold but never without relevance, has one of the Egyptian Pharaohs making a strange request of his priests. As the sacrificial ox was being slain at the altar, the Pharaoh demands that the holy men bring to him the holiest...

 
 By Mike Anderton    News    September 17, 2013

Viking football loses at Marysville-Pilchuck 37-24

Lake Stevens’ second football game of the season was similar to the first—the Vikings rang up around 450 yards of offense and lost. This time it was a 37-24 setback at Marysville-Pilchuck...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Protecting your children while on the move

It’s that time of year again—summer vacations are over and children are back to school. As summer ends and school begins, many families are making carpool arrangements. Keep in mind that automobile collisions continue to be the leading ca...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Parks and Rec Planning board holding public meeting, open house

On September 24, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Lake Stevens Park and Recreation Planning Board invite you to attend an open house to discuss parks and recreation issues as the Planning and Community Development Department prepare to update the Parks and...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    September 17, 2013

Suicide is preventable, how you can help

The Snohomish Health District sent me some information last week regarding suicides in Snohomish County. I was surprised to see that approximately 80 people take their own lives in Snohomish County...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 17, 2013

Northwest Day of Service remembers those lost on 9-11

Community gets a facelift through service Take a drive through Lundeen Park and you will see a newly painted building that hosts The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce at the Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Non-Profit organization looking for Community Area representatives

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as Area Representatives in your local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Local Tae Kwon Do students kick their way to $4,000

The Inaugural Lake Stevens Health Kick, hosted by Master Shin’s Tigers Black Belt Academy, took place on Saturday, Sept. 14 in North Cove Park. Students, family and friends participated in indiv...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Little Free Library open on Lake Drive

The Hoffman Family has opened a Little Free Library on Lake Drive. The library is open to anyone. The motto is “Take a book, return a book.” They have started with some classics and will...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 17, 2013

Lake Stevens mom heads to weightlifting tournament

Colleen Hansford isn’t your typical mother of three. Hansford has become a dedicated power lifter and is getting ready to head to Orlando to compete in the IPF Masters World Championships in the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Kiwanis Club honors local business

Shirley and Steve Aiken, owners of Hawkeyes received the thanks of the Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club along with a certificate for their years of providing food for our yearly National Night Out Against...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Hundreds gather to serve their community

A group of volunteers including staff from Sno-Isle Libraries, members of several key United Way committees and members of United Way’s major donor group, the Tocqueville Society, worked with...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Celebration of Womanhood invitation

On Saturday, September 28, the women’s Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an evening of “Dinner Theater, Chocolate and Inspiration”. A musical performance by the comedic and uplifting...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

Books for Bikes giveaway winners

Students Elen Wahl and Nathaniel Wilson claimed their prizes for winning the Books for Bikes Giveaway, a program offered by the Lake Stevens Library and other Sno-Isle Libraries around the county....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2013

20th Street NE to have construction, road closures

The sidewalk on 20th Street NE from Mt. Pilchuck Elementary to Centennial Trail will be having improvements done starting this week through late October. During this work, some delay to traffic should be expected during the entire duration of the...

 
 Opinions    September 17, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | September 18, 2013

Fosters thank community for support Dear Editor, We want to extend many thanks to our friends and the Lake Stevens Community for your support and generosity during an extremely difficult time in our lives. Vern loved this community and we are...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    September 17, 2013

The minimum wage debate

The SeaTac minimum wage initiative is in limbo. The central element of Proposition 1 is a $15 per hour minimum wage for workers at SeaTac Airport and area hotels, restaurants and car rental agencies. But, it also includes a complex web of employee...