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Articles from the May 7, 2014 edition

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20th annual Fishing Derby is a keeper

It wasn't quite as gloriously sunny as a few days earlier, but the sun made an appearance Saturday morning as families gathered around the Kiwanis Pond at Jennings Park for the 20th annual Fishing...

 

When all Hell breaks loose

If April showers bring May flowers, then it ought to be a pretty colorful month. With rainfall 30 to 50 percent above normal, the season has been a slog up until now. The last week of April was truly...

 

For the common good

A few days of good weather almost always brings out a little extra ambition. ‘Flowers that bloom in the Spring, Tra La.’ That sort of thing. At my age one would think I would be beyond even the...

 

A trail to a new life

Cheryl Strayed wasn't her name when she was born, nor when she married. It was the name she took as penance for being the cause of divorce from the man she still loved. The sudden illness, decline...

 

Become a library friend

The Friends of the Arlington Library will host a week-long book sale and membership drive from Monday, May 12, through Saturday, May 17, in the lobby of the library at 135 N. Washington Avenue in Arlington. The sale, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. each...

 

Dreaming Vintage comes to Marysville

Step inside Vintage Violet, a cozy home-turned-retail-store on Second Street in downtown Marysville, and you'll be transported into an environment of lace and jewels, delicate glass objects and...

 

Mother's Day event offers resources, tips and tea

Being a new mom is a big adjustment – there’s a new, demanding human in your life 24/7. All the new chores and expenses and health worries can take away from the joys of motherhood. Everyone needs support and resources. Pregnant women and...

 

Oso businesses hope, wait for customers to return

Amid all the tragedy of loss caused by the Oso landslide, businesses in the area are facing their own pending disaster. Without a steady stream of traffic moving along Hwy. 530 with locals and...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 7, 2014

May 1 named First Responders Day

On Thursday, May 1, a group of Snohomish County firefighters and other first responders gathered at the Oso Fire Hall for an official pat on the back, lunch and camaraderie. Snohomish County...

 

A jazzy night in Arlington

The “Easy G Jazz Club” will be open for business Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, for the Arlington High School Jazz Bands’ annual Swing Into Spring dessert dance. The dance is held in the AHS Commons, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., beginning at...

 

Standardized testing for homeschool families

The Bridges to Learning Center in Marysville is offering California Achievement Tests (CAT) for homeschooling students. The CAT is a complete battery of tests including science, social studies, and study skills. Testing is held over three days to...

 
 By Billy Frank Jr.    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Keep Big Oil out of Grays Harbor

Our environment, health, safety and communities are at risk from decisions being made now to transport and export trainloads of coal and oil through western Washington. If coal export terminals...

 

Access road opens up path to Darrington

The Seattle City Light Access Road (a.k.a. the “power line road” or “access road” north of Arlington) has been opened to relieve some of the Darrington to Arlington traffic problems. Since the morning of April 29, the access road, which bypas...

 

Leave food by your mailbox on May 10 to help Marysville Food Bank

The Marysville Post Office is participating in another year of the annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive to help fight hunger in the community. The drive this year is on May 10 and the...

 

"Food for Thought" leader recognized

Marysville citizen Amy Howell spearheaded a program that sends backpacks full of food home with students for their weekends, and for that effort was honored as Marysville's March Volunteer of the...

 

Marysville council prohibits marijuana businesses

Marysville City Council members voted 6-0 to prohibit marijuana retail and production facilities within the city during their April 28 meeting. Since Sept. 9 of last year the city has had a moratorium on the businesses. The city council also prohibit...

 

County officials discuss criticisms, long-term recovery of Oso

The search for victims of the Oso landslide is winding down, but the long-term investigation and recovery efforts for the county are just beginning. Snohomish County officials addressed the future of...

 

Lakewood expands career study opportunities

One of the major initiatives in the Lakewood School District over the last few years has been to allow high school students the opportunity to explore careers. "What we've done each year is try to add...

 

Nancy Jean "Sam" Fale

Nancy was born August 2, 1950 in Mt Vernon, WA and went home to be with Jesus on April 23, 2014. She was 63. She is survived by her husband, Dardnell "Dick" Fale; sons, Bill Fale (favorite...

 

Sanoah Violet Huestis

Sanoah Violet Huestis, Hawaiian for Mist in the Mountains. Sanoah came into our lives on October 31, 2013, our precious snowbug. Her short life ended in the Oso slide along with her Tutu (grandma)....

 

Christina Annette Jefferds

Christina Jefferds and her precious granddaughter, baby Sanoah Violet Huestis, passed away together on March 22, 2014 in the Oso slide. Christina was born on September 23, 1968 and was an Arlington...

 

Dorothy E. Philipp

Dorothy E. Philipp passed peacefully on March 24, 2014, just two days short of her 98th birthday. Dorothy began her life's journey on March 26, 1916 in Aberdeen, WA. For the last 70 or so years, she l...

 

Shane, Katie, Hunter and Wyatt Ruthven

On March 22, 2014, the Ruthven family, Shane, Katie, Hunter, and Wyatt, lost their lives in the Oso Landslide. Shane was born September 11, 1970 in Spokane, WA to Michael Ruthven and Judee...

 

Shirley Jean Shaw

Shirley Jean Shaw, 88 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born September 24, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois. She moved to Washington with her husband, Bob Shaw in 1947....

 

Randall Duane Tallman

Randall Duane Tallman 61, of Arlington, Washington passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date....

 

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