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Articles from the October 15, 2013 edition

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 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Columns    October 15, 2013

OUT TO PASTOR | The Parsonage Kitchen Shutdown Threat

A certain situation has been building in the Parsonage for the last several months. At first, I did not think it too serious but alas, we have reached a terrible impasse. It started a few months ago when I came home, walked into the house and was...

 
 By Mike Anderton    News    October 15, 2013

Vikings nab 56-39 Homecoming win vs. Arlington

Touchdowns were flying around wildly in the first half of Lake Stevens’ Homecoming 56-39 win over Arlington last Friday. A packed house saw a neck-craning first two quarters in which Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Soul to Sole collecting winter shoes, boots

The weather is turning cold quickly and to help those in our area in need of warm footwear Soul to Sole is currently collecting gently used or new shoes and boots. Shoes will be donated to local homeless shelters and Sanctuary Ministries. All sizes...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Sen. Steve Hobbs named to 777x Legislative Task Force

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was named recently to a task force established to determine the best methods to help Washington state convince Boeing to build the new 777x airplane here. The task force—which includes legislators from both...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

PUD Low-income and senior energy assistance available

Programs estimated to help more that 17,000 struggling senior citizens and low-income customers In the coming year, Snohomish County Public Utility District expects its energy assistance programs to help more than 17,000 senior citizens and...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    October 15, 2013

Owl attacks local runner

Juston Masuda, an accountant and runner who lives just off of Chapel Hill Rd., was taking a late night run when he felt something grab hold of him. It was an owl, most likely a Barred Owl. “The...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

NOAH center Harvest Carnival

Don’t miss this year’s Harvest Carnival at the NOAH Center, just in time for Halloween. There will be goodie bags, a cider press, games, prizes, face painting, a bouncy house and more. There will be fun activities for trick-or-treaters...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Mt. Pilchuck PTA holding Haunted House

Mt. Pilchuck Elementary PTA is holding a Haunted House at the school on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Haunted House will be held at the old Homelink Building next to the parking lot. This is a family friendly haunted house. The cost for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

LSHS Volleyball undefeated

The Lake Stevens High School volleyball team is currently 5 and 0 in the Wesco 4A Division. At the game held on Thursday, October 10 the Vikings beat Kamiak High School 3-1. In game 1 Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

LSHS FCCLA attend National Conference

Eight members of the Lake Stevens High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter were able to attend the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Killer deal for magazine lovers from Sno-Isle Libraries

Imagine what it would cost to purchase the latest issue of every magazine you were interested in. Or what the invoice would be to subscribe to hundreds of magazines? Now multiply that by having access to back issues. That’s exactly what Sno-Isl...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Halloween Family Fun downtown

Get ready for a Boo-Tacular night of fun and Trick-or-Treating with the local merchants and members of our community! Main Street will be closed down to all traffic from 5-9 p.m., October 31, 2013 so the kids can take over downtown. We will meet at...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Free in-person help to enroll in affordable health insurance

Uninsured and underinsured people under 65 can get free, unbiased enrollment help for health insurance with 65 assisters at 18 sites in Snohomish County, including the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 208, Everett, Wash. Why the...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    October 15, 2013

Family Center has help for those in need of mandated healthcare applications

The Lake Stevens Family Center will be holding a Healthcare application event on Thursday, November 14, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their Granite Falls location at 9420 Portage Ave. The event will cover...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    October 15, 2013

Breaking the cycle for teens at Cocoon House  8th Annual Evening in Silk

The community is invited to enjoy an evening filled with fine dining, lively bidding, fabulous desserts and most importantly, an opportunity to help Cocoon House break the cycle of youth homelessness. The date for the eighth Annual Evening in Silk...

 
 Lights & Sirens    October 15, 2013

Lights & Sirens October 16, 2013

The police department responded to 497 incidents in the week of September 29, 2013 through October 05, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts Assault 4 Domestic Violence, (DV)/Malicious Mischief, 09/29/13, 700...

 
 Opinions    October 15, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | October 16, 2013

Country needs job bill to help economy grow Dear Editor, I address Don Brunell of AWB and Todd Welch of Lake Stevens. Both ignore the Tea Party’s agenda to shut down the Affordable Care Act—while shutting down the whole government. These...

 
 By Don C. Bruness    Opinions    October 15, 2013

Franz Kafka and the Department of Ecology

In 1915, Franz Kafka wrote a novel about a man who was arrested by two unidentified agents from an undetermined agency and put on trial before unseen judges for an unspecified crime. He was compelled to defend himself without knowing what crime...