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SPORTS: Arlington wins Stilly Puff Cup. Page 8

Silvana Fair draws record crowds BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

SILVANA — The 65th year of the Silvana Fair on Saturday, July 28, was the first in more than 40 years to be held without longtime Fair Board President Roy Strotz, but Board Vice President Lynn Pattison doesn’t see the annual event slowing down anytime soon. “The Silvana Fair was bigger than ever this year,” said Pattison, who estimated that the fairgrounds behind the Viking Hall in Silvana drew about 3,000 attendees, from the 9 a.m. opening ceremonies dedicated to Strotz’s memory and the games that followed, to the livestock exhibitions throughout the day that were wrapped up by the “Parade of Champions” shortly before 5 p.m., showcasing all the animals who’d earned the distinction of “Best in Show.” While Silvana firefighters such as Trent Nunemake treated youngsters such as 3-year-old Conner Kinnear of Marysville to turns at spraying the firehouse, the tractor pull made its debut and drew at least a dozen entrants, including Jerry Lewis of Smokey Point, whose John Deere 100 series lawn tractor boasted $1,800 in modifications, and 94-year-old Helen Vickers of Arlington, driving her husband’s Minneapolis-Moline tractor. At the same time, familiar favorites such as the Stanwood Redi-Mix greased pole contest drew aspiring climbers such as 5-year-old Dylan Miller from as SEE SILVANA, PAGE 2

SPORTS: Stilly Valley

heads to regionals. Page 8

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Stanwood’s Brittany Briggs trims the tips of her 7-month-old sheep’s wool at the Silvana Fair on July 28, since wool sheep can’t be washed.

Cascade Valley Hospital tests readiness BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

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Vol. 123, No. 44 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo

Airman Jessica Yarber, left, receives a decontamination shower and scrub-down from Cascade Valley Hospital LPN/OB Tech Ardis Fureby on July 25.

ARLINGTON — The scenario was potentially lifethreatening. Eight sailors from Naval Station Everett were transported from the scene of a toxic chemical spill on base to a portable decontamination tent outside of the Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington. Fortunately for all involved, the scenario was only a training exercise, named “Reliant Cloud,” whose purpose was to test the emergency response readiness of personnel from Navy Branch Health Clinic

Everett, the city of Everett’s police and fire departments, and the Cascade Valley Hospital on Wednesday, July 25. For the eight enlisted sailors who laughed about being “volun-told” to take part in the exercise, it was educational and even refreshing to be moved through the two sides of the portable decontamination tent, the one side for patients who can still walk on their own, and the other for patients who need to be moved via stretcher. In spite of hospital personnel’s concerns that the

initial blasts of water had been too cold for their first few simulated patients, all of the sailors agreed that the warm water and even the scrubbing brushes had felt pleasant. As many Cascade Valley Hospital personnel as Naval Station Everett sailors were available to run through the exercise on site, and the various nurses and technicians concurred with Tammy LeBoeuf, the radiology technician who supervised the exercise, that it proceeded smoothly enough to encourage them for how SEE TEST, PAGE 2

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Arlington Times, August 01, 2012