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Articles from the May 8, 2013 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Columns    May 8, 2013

Kick-off summer with the Everett Aquasox and Li’l Hungry Hearts

Come and join Li’l Hungry Hearts on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. to watch the Everett Aquasox play the Hillsboro Hops. Ticket pre-sales starts now until May 10 and tickets cost $11 with $4 going directly to help “Take A Bite Out Of…

 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    May 8, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH: A Saint goes marching in

Years ago my oldest son asked me a question: “What is a saint?” When you’re driving along with a numb mind at day’s end, as I was, that’s not the type of question you are prepared to answer. So I splattered out,…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Disaster preparedness for business owners: Take critical measures to protect employees, business investment

Whether it’s an earthquake, wildfire, flood or windstorm, natural disasters can devastate parts of the Pacific Northwest at any time and Northwest business owners need to get ready now to protect both employees and their business investment….

 By Journal Staff    Columns    May 8, 2013

Give blood through the Puget Sound Blood Center

The Puget Sound Blood Center is bringing a mobile blood drawing unit to Frontier Village on Tuesday, May 14. The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the event. If you are interested in donating please call 425-760-7183 or stop by the day of the…

 By Journal Staff    Columns    May 8, 2013

Art Walk coming to Mt. Pilchuck

Mt. Pilchuck Elementary will be having their Art Walk “Garden Party” Tuesday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will be celebrating the Art Program as well as dedicating the “Giving Garden”. There will be various artists in…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Sewer District and city form sub-committee

Just recently, the City of Lake Stevens and the Lake Stevens Sewer District agreed to form a subcommittee to explore options as allowed for in the 2005 Unified Sewer Services and Annexation Agreement that could be in the best interest of the…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Rep. Hope bill to help foster kids signed

House Bill 1261, sponsored by Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, was signed into law May 1 by Governor Inslee. The law will require that the Department of Social and Health Services establish a…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 8, 2013

Relay for Life L.S. this weekend

Touching, energetic, hopeful, are all words used to describe the feelings you get when you witness or are a part of Relay for Life, the annual fundraising event that takes place at Lake Stevens High…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Miss Aquafest vying for Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Tamara Sevao, 15, of Lake Stevens, WA will be among twenty-five of the state’s most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Burien, Washington to compete in the Miss…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 8, 2013

Local girl gives hair for others

In a time where true altruism is in short supply, it is a breath of fresh air when we come across an act of selflessness such as the story you are about to read. Let me introduce you to an amazing young lady named Emma McNamara. On the eighteenth of…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 8, 2013

LDS youth gather to serve community

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ youth, ages 14-18, gathered together on Saturday, April 20 as part of their annual Youth Conference. Each year the kids, along with their adult…

 By Pam Stevens    News    May 8, 2013

Lake Stevens School District goes high-tech with the help of federal grant money

Personal computers have become the norm in some of Lake Stevens School District’s classrooms in the past month with the help of money from two different federal American Reinvestment and Recover…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Journal wins award for Aquafest Guide 2012

The Lake Stevens Journal was awarded the Best Event Program Award for their 2012 Aquafest Guide. The Gold Award was handed out at the annual Pacific Northwest Summit Awards as part of the Washington…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Historical Society offering Open House

Look back on a tour of the museum The Lake Stevens Historical Society will hold a special Open House for seniors and adults in the community, it is set for Friday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Health & Safety Fair brings in FREE health screening

Lake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police are gearing up for this year’s Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albertson’s parking lot in Lake…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

Candidate filing week coming soon

This is a special reminder that filing week for candidates starts on May 13 and ends May 17. Candidates will file online and can do so either at home or in the county office. The county offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The last…

 By Journal Staff    News    May 8, 2013

2013 Miss Aquafest Pageant paperwork assistance workshops

To assist those who wish to participate in the 2013 Miss Aquafest Pageant and Scholarship Program, Aquafest is holding three paperwork workshops on May 16 and 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Center on Main Street next to Lake Stevens City…

 Opinions    May 8, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | May 8, 2013

Relay for Life luminaria ceremony-touching tribute Dear Editor, Luminaria is an inspiring part of Relay for Life. Hundreds of white paper bags will be illuminated from within and line the stadium area at Lake Stevens High School. The lights are lit…

 By Drew Gonshorowski    Opinions    May 8, 2013

Medicaid expansion is wrong for Washington State

Expanding Medicaid is a key element of the federal Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. Originally, the law required states to extend the public health program to cover individuals and families who make up to 138 percent of the…

 News    May 8, 2013

Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Grants for Parks, Trails and Boating

The state Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is seeking volunteers to evaluate grant applications that will help decide where the next parks, trails and boat launches will go in the state. The volunteers will serve on one of eight advisory…

 News    May 8, 2013

State Parks Commission will consider revisions to policies relating to public service utility placements

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider policy and fee schedule revisions related to public service utility placements and private and residential easements on state park lands. The policy revisions will be considered at th…

 News    May 8, 2013

Plan ahead for increased congestion at I-5 interchange in Marysville this week

Drivers who use the Interstate 5 off-ramps to 4th Street/Marine View Drive in Marysville may experience increased congestion beginning Tuesday morning. The Tulalip Tribe is working on a water line project on Marine View Drive just west of I-5. The…

 News    May 8, 2013

Community encouraged to tour Lake Stevens schools May 15

Dr. Amy Beth Cook, Superintendent of Lake Stevens School District, will host a community tour of Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School and Cavelero Mid High School on Wednesday, May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour gives community members the…

 News    May 8, 2013

Celebrate 100 years of state parks in Washington

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to a day of family outdoor fun in June at Riverside State Park in Spokane. The Centennial Celebration at Riverside will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Bowl…

 By Steve Strong    News    May 8, 2013

The Real Estate Report for Lake Stevens

Values soar in Lake Stevens. As of May 1, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports that the median value of the sold homes for the month of April was $290,000. This is a drastic increase over last month’s median value of $257,500…


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