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Rants and Raves 5/13/15


RAVE: Hurray for the six evening performances of “Mary Poppins” that the M-PHS Drama Club presented for the fine City of Marysville and beyond. Some friends came from Missoula to see their MGHS granddaughter perform. Brian Kessler, Dale Ayotte and Roy Klementsen were exemplary in their conductor, piano and director roles respectively. The students were from M-PHS and MGHS. They acted in front of a sold-out crowd every night and what a treat it was to be part of these three hours of pure talent right her in town. The singing and acting was brimming with culture and it surpassed anything that I’d ever seen. It was just like Broadway here on those nights. The stage props were great as was the stage crew. At the very end the players received a standing ovation, of course, and the seniors spoke about their future. Thank you M-PHS Drama Club for this outstanding musical event.

RANT: Once again on the cover of the North County Outlook, a photo and story of more school district teachers staging a “one day” walk out to “protect” the children. Crap ... they are doing it to get more money. K-12 education in the state of Washington received $.43 out of every dollar collected and this year, according to the Senate budget, they will receive 1.3 billion dollars extra ... that’s right 1.3 billion dollars. You wonder when enough is enough ... if you can educate kids with almost 1/2 of the money coming in and 1.3 billion dollars extra ... maybe it’s time to have “new” leadership.

RAVE: I read this on Facebook and it’s something everyone should take a look at. Password Smart — In America a stranger approached an 8-year-old boy and asked him to come with him. The stranger told him that something had happened and his mom had sent him to pick him up. The boy asked the stranger for the password and used the man’s confusion to runaway. He and his mom had agreed to a password in case she had to send someone to pick him up. Maybe this saved the boy’s life. Share with someone that you love.

RANT: After reading your article about school funding I think it would be a good idea to have a State Lotto and use the proceeds from that to finance schools


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