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Articles from the November 16, 2009 edition

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 Columns    November 16, 2009

How to Make Home a Safer Place for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior My parents have lived in the same house for more than 40 years and plan on living there the rest of their lives. The problem is, their house is two-stories and isn’t very practical for seniors. What resources can you recommend...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 16, 2009

Veterans Day 2009 at LSMS

Seventh grade student Braden Whitney salutes the colors. Lake Stevens Middle School continued its tradition of honoring veterans at its annual Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10. More than two...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    November 16, 2009

PSE gives donation to Lake Stevens Food Bank

Puget Sound Energy employee and Lake Stevens resident Will Brandt, along with fellow PSE employee Dom Amor give the Lake Stevens Food Bank a check for $500. The money will go to help feed local...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    November 16, 2009

Local vets honored at LSHS

Lake Stevens High School student Kaitlyn Perry chatting with Veterans prior to the assembly at Lake Stevens High School last week. It comes just once a year but when Veterans Day is here Lake Stevens...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 16, 2009

Getchell Fire receives clean audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently concluded their audit of Snohomish County Fire District No. 22 Getchell. The fire district is audited every three years. The audit was conducted using a risk based approach covering general areas for...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    November 16, 2009

Daughtry appointed to Lake Stevens city council

Councilmember Kim Daughtry. At last week’s city council meeting, incoming councilmember Kim Daughtry was appointed to fill Heather Coleman’s empty seat for the remainder of 2009. Coleman moved...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    November 16, 2009

Ashley Pointe honors Veterans

Members of American Legion Post 181 talk to Ashley Pointe residents on Veteran’s day. Five members of American Legion Post 181, including Commander Tony Morea, First vice-commander Vern Rasmussen,...

 
 By Kevin Hulten    News    November 16, 2009

A Short Journey From Scrub To Star

Entering his sophomore year, Brennan Frost had never seen a football game. Thus, the first game Brennan played in for LSHS was also the first full football contest he had ever experienced, in person...

 
 Entertainment    November 16, 2009

Nutcracker is Everywhere—Come Join the Fun!

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker is pleased to be a partner with Regents House at Masins this holiday season. Mark your calendars for our holiday open house events, featuring a variety of unique...

 
 By Lieutenant S. Dittoe    News    November 16, 2009

Double Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident

At 0207 Hours on 11/14/09 the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District 1 were called to the 17600 block of North Road for a motor vehicle accident where a single vehicle left the road and struck a tree. Arriving personnel found the...

 
 Entertainment    November 16, 2009

Hometown Hootenanny debuts November 20

The Historic Everett Theatre will be filled with the uniquely American sounds of country, folk and bluegrass music when the monthly Hometown Hootenanny series debuts November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Honoring the roots of American music, the Hometown Hootenan...

 
 Opinions    November 16, 2009

November 18 Letters

Raising taxes is not the answer to financial woes Dear Editor, Snohomish County is nearing double-digit unemployment and Boeing has announced that the second Dreamliner line will be produced in South Carolina, but our local representative (Hans...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    November 16, 2009

Vacation Without the Kids

Dear Readers: This column is an excerpt from my book, Laura On Life: Corn Dogs and Dust Bunnies: My husband and I finally went on a long-awaited vacation without the kids. I say “long-awaited” because this was the first vacation we had taken alon...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    November 16, 2009

Veterans should be remembered daily, not just once a year

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few,” Winston Churchill. Although Churchill spoke these words in the 1940’s regarding World War II, his words still ring true today. Local veterans were...

 
 By Bob Terwilliger Snohomish County Superior/juvenile Court Administrator    News    November 16, 2009

SUPERIOR COURT ANNOUNCES PARTICPATION IN NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY, WITH SPECIAL SPEAKER, STATE SENATOR PAULL SHIN

National Adoption Day will be celebrated at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, November 20th. That morning at least two Superior Court courtrooms will be devoted exclusively to adoption hearings. One can expect lots of emotion and joy (and a...

 
 News    November 16, 2009

Registered Sex Offender Public Notification Meeting

The Marysville Police Department will be holding a public notification meeting to release information regarding a Level III Sex Offender residing within the city limits of Marysville. Richard Arthur K...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    November 16, 2009

Murray Helps Bring Streamlined Disability Benefits Program to Fort Lewis

(Washington, D.C.) – Thousands of returning service members will have access to a streamlined disability claims system at Fort Lewis Army Medical Center because of a pilot program that U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) helped pass into law....