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GLOBE THE MARYSVILLE SPORTS: Marysville cross country teams head to districts. Page 10 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012  WWW.MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM  75¢ P A P E R AT T 2 E 189 TY SINC NI THE N E OF HE T HEA&URL SO OUR COMM U Resource Fair supports Special Ed BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe SPORTS: Undefeated Cougars top Tigers 58-6. Page 10 COMMUNITY: Pilchuck Hot Rod Academy hosts car show. Page 7 MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Special Education PTSA’s third annual Resource Fair and Family Fun Night on Wednesday, Oct. 17, presented attendees with new vendors and new activities in a new location. Jessie Atkins, president of the Marysville Special Education PTSA, expressed her gratitude to Totem Middle School for working with her group to host the event in previous years, but she believes that Cedarcrest Middle School provides a bit more room and clearer entryways to prevent confusion on the part of families looking to stop by during its three-hour running time that afternoon. “Everyone’s been wonderfully supportive,” Atkins said, praising the estimated two dozen volunteers who helped stage the event as well, including Marysville middle and high school students. “The donations we got were too awesome to be just door prizes, so that inspired us to do the silent auction this year.” The donors included not only the participating vendors, but also several area businesses and other organizations and individuals. Atkins also incorporated the silent auction into this year’s Resource Fair to add the Family Fun Night component for families who might have been put off by the first part of its title. “People hear ‘Resource Fair’ and they might think, ‘Oh, that’s for folks on welfare, so I wouldn’t qualify,’” Atkins said. “We want this to feel inclusive. Some of our vendors, such as the Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood, don’t just serve the disabled.” Warm Beach, which was represented for the first time at the Resource Fair this year by Disabilities Ministries Director Laurie Fertello, nonetheless focuses on providing safe and supportive day-camp experiences for those with disabilities 15 SEE FAIR , PAGE 2 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Vivian Kjorestad of the ‘Voices of the Village’ band entertains herself at one of the Marysville Special Education PTSA Resource Fair’s activity tables on Oct. 17. LWSD Board member to step down Dec. 19 BY KIRK BOXLEITNER INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 15-18 12 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 14 OBITUARY 10 SPORTS 8 WORSHIP Vol. 120, No. 26 Courtesy Photo Ken Christiansen’s resignation from the Lakewood School District Board of Directors takes effect Dec. 19. LAKEWOOD — After serving on the Lakewood School District Board of Directors since Dec. 5, 2001, Board member Ken Christiansen is resigning this year. Christiansen submitted a letter of resignation at the Oct. 17 Board meeting, and his resignation takes effect Dec. 19. In his letter, Christiansen wrote, “It has been my privilege to serve on the Board these past 11 years. Throughout this period I have worked alongside very talented, dedicated and capable board members. It has been a worthwhile and rewarding endeavor to be a part of helping provide support to the district staff, administration and families in Lakewood.” He further wrote, “Serving the Lakewood School District has been an honor and I will miss it. Lakewood School District has been and continues to be a source of great pride for me personally. Best wishes to everyone as the district continues the efforts to provide and deliver a high quality education to our students.” After submitting his letter of resignation, Christiansen enumerated on his proudest achievements as part of the Lakewood School District Board of Directors, such as helping to address the facili- 683171 WS ties needs of students and staff alike. “When I started on the Board, we had 36 portables, and that’s been drastically reduced,” Christiansen said. “We’ve not only caught up in accommodating the kids we had, but we’ve also kept up with the growth since then, which has admittedly flattened out in recent years.” Another pressing need when Christiansen began his tenure on the Board was replacements for curriculum materials. “We’ve gotten on top of that and stayed on it,” said Christiansen, who pointed to SEE BOARD, PAGE 2

Marysville Globe, October 24, 2012

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