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Articles from the November 13, 2012 edition

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 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Get your child ready for kindergarten

READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents of children entering Kindergarten Fall 2014 begin soon! READY! is a program offering classes on pre-literacy, math and social and emotional development activities and skills through interacting and playing...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    November 13, 2012

Vikings loss takes them out of play for the season

Friday night’s game was not the end Lake Stevens wanted to their 2012 football season. The Viking’s 42-0 loss to Skyline, Washington’s number one rated program, was hardly...

 
 By William Walles    Columns    November 13, 2012

It’s never too soon for Christmas

I imagine by the time you’ve read this article you’ve probably already seen and heard dozens of ads for Christmas in the past few weeks. It’s become something of an annual joke to comment on how early the Christmas decorations and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Trot your turkey with the Sound Steppers

In the U.S., the longest holiday is Thanksgiving and this year I’ll probably stuff myself on turkey, dressing, gravy, etc. once again. I may even have that second piece of pumpkin pie to store up for the Seventh Annual Sound Steppers Turkey...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    November 13, 2012

Sno-Isle and Lake Stevens Library celebrate 50 years

Back in 1957 several folks within the Lake Stevens community knew that the town needed some sort of library. So they got to work and came up with ideas of how to incorporate a library system in town....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

PUD to hold public hearing on rate increase

The Snohomish County Public Utility District will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., to consider a proposed retail water rate increase. The proposal calls for 4.3 percent rate increases each year, from 2013 to 2016....

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

LSHS continues tradition of honoring Veterans

For over a month students in Lake Stevens High School’s leadership class have been preparing for the annual Veterans Day assembly. Invitations, press releases, decorations, musical...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Donations being collected for Operation Christmas Child

This holiday season, Lake Stevens residents are working to brighten the lives of millions of needy children around the world. Right now, volunteers are preparing for the collection of over 2,300 gift-filled shoe boxes—Lake Stevens’ target...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Cell recycling helps violence victims

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cell phones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Older phones or phones that are broken,...

 
 By Journal Staff    Entertainment    November 13, 2012

LSHS Drama hosts Cabaret Night

The Lake Stevens High School Drama Club presents “Cabaret Night” directed by Carrie Gerrard. Talented LSHS students, alumni and other special guest performers will come together to perform musical numbers, dramatic scenes and comedy...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    November 13, 2012

Olympia: Can you hear taxpayers now?

Not only did voters for the fifth time in the past twenty years approve a supermajority for taxes requirement but they also are recommending that lawmakers repeal the two tax increases they adopted last session. Just in case a translation for these...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    November 13, 2012

Elections brought out the worst in people

Thank goodness the elections are over! I am so fed up with the phone calls, political signs and especially political ads on television and even the radio! It became so all consuming that even my kids...

 
 By Steve Strong, Broker    News    November 13, 2012

The L.S. Real Estate Report for November 2012

Did anyone tell the buyers that it’s Fall? Or that there was an election that was just about to take place? Or, that there was going to be a flood of foreclosed properties coming out after the election that would drive prices down? The big...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Lakeside Awards announces new ownership

Vern and Donna Foster are pleased to announce the purchase of Lakeside Awards LLC of Lake Stevens. Adding trophies to their current offerings of garment, promotional, digital and offset printing was a natural complement to their business. They plan...

 
 By Courtney Harris    News    November 13, 2012

Houston, we have a problem

People are visiting your website but for some reason they aren’t “converting” into customers. They are clicking on things and they spend some time browsing around, but that’s about it. If there is a form, they aren’t...