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Articles from the December 18, 2013 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    News    December 18, 2013

Dooley says goodbye after two decades of service

On February 11, 1991, a bearded Neal Dooley was sworn in as a new Lake Stevens City Councilmember and after almost 23 years of community service on the council Dooley served at his last meeting on Mon...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 18, 2013

Lake Conner Grocery fire causes over $200K in damages

The quaint and neighborly Lake Conner Grocery store on the corner of Hartford Rd. and Machias in Lake Stevens received extensive fire and smoke damage after a fire broke out on Tuesday, Dec. 10...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    December 18, 2013

Detectives investigating mail fraud case

A suspicious resident helped Lake Stevens Police detectives recover over 350 pieces of stolen mail after she witnessed a woman tossing loads of mail into a condominium complex dumpster on the 800...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    December 18, 2013

Adult drivers to take a lesson from teens about texting while driving

It is against the law to text while driving in Washington State and despite the overwhelming evidence of the dangers of texting while driving it seems that people are still doing it. The surprising st...

 
 Opinions    December 18, 2013

Help stop hunger and malnutrition

Dear Editor, The people of Lake Stevens “are always there to give each other a helping hand,”  (‘Saturday will be full of holiday spirit and opportunities to give’ by Pam Stevens, Managing Editor, LSJ, Dec. 3, 2013). This community spirit...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    December 18, 2013

Preserve affordable health insurance

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama’s call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred...

 
 Opinions    December 18, 2013

Thank you Lake Stevens!

Dear Editor, On December 7, Lake Stevens Firefighters held their 10th annual fundraiser called Tips for Firefighters at Ixtapa Restaurant.   For the past ten years, Francisco and his staff have...

 
 Sports    December 18, 2013

Viking basketball girls win, boys lose vs. Marysville-Pilchuck

December 11 saw Viking basketball girls beat Marysville-Pilchuck 52-40 while at the same time the boys were losing to M-P by 70-47.  Viking girls 52 at Marysville-Pilchuck 40  Lake pulled away in the second half to even its early non-league season...

 
 By Ronnie McBrayer    Church    December 18, 2013

Shalom (third week of advent)

“On earth peace, goodwill toward men,” sang the angels on the first Christmas morning. The Hebrew word for peace is shalom. In Judaism shalom is a living concept, not a word; a vision for how life could be, should be, and the life God is pulling...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

City of Lake Stevens receives positive audit results for 17th year

“I love a good audit” was the message conveyed, and worn, by the Assistant Audit Manager during the Exit Conference for the City of Lake Stevens. The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently completed the City’s 2011 and 2012 Financial...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

County to honor homeless who died in the past year; special tribute planned for veterans at Dec. 20 event

Their deaths rarely make the headlines and might go unnoticed in the obituaries, but Snohomish County is committed to honoring the homeless men and women – civilian and military – who died this past year in our communities. The annual memorial...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Santa skiing L.S. on Christmas

Don’t forget to watch for Santa Claus water skiing his way around beautiful Lake Stevens on Christmas morning! Grab your cameras and make a dash to the lake where viewing is best by 11 a.m. sharp! This is a great time to thank Santa for all of the...

 
 By State Point    News    December 18, 2013

Consider gifts that give back

While the latest video game can make a big hit, the most meaningful gifts are often ones that help those in need. The holidays are the perfect time to give a charitable gift that could make a...

 
 By State Point    News    December 18, 2013

Gift-giving tips for people who have everything

Finding the perfect gift for a loved one can be difficult at any time of year, but no time places more stress on finding a great gift than Christmas. It goes beyond finding the "perfect" gift for...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

PUD offers tips for weathering the cold spell

Snohomish County PUD offers the following advice to keep your energy consumption under control during this week’s cold spell and still be comfortable and safe: • You’ll use less energy and will still keep your home warm if you set your...

 
 News    December 18, 2013

Early Learning Center ready for another Seahawks win

The morning and afternoon sessions at the Lake Stevens Early Learning Center had a "Go Seahawks" rally on Thursday, Dec. 12 in celebration of the game on Sunday, Dec. 15.   Preschoolers and staff...