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SPORTS: AHS hoops to host Coaches vs. Cancer. Page 8

Singing Cowboy returns to Arlington BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

ARLINGTON — After nearly two years as the “Singing Cowboy” of Hawaii, country musician Jesse Taylor has come home to Arlington, albeit with a side-trip to Nashville. The 24-year-old Taylor began working as a wrangler at the Koele Stables on the island of Lanai, which is part of Hawaii, in August of 2010, just one month after he’d been playing his guitar in a little bar just east of Kalispell, Mont., where he first caught the ear of the wife of the manager of the Koele Stables. When the Koele Stables manager himself called Taylor on the phone a few weeks later to offer him a chance to ride horses and play music in Hawaii, it represented the culmina-

tion of a year and a half of hard work and lean living on his part, starting after he was laid off from his job in January of 2009. He recorded a CD of 10 songs that he’d written in his mother’s kitchen, and then traveled back and forth across the continental United States from May through August of that year to promote his music. “In Hawaii, I was singing every day,” Taylor said. “I practiced for hours between rides. I grew as a singer and songwriter, but I got bored by the same old trails.” Before Taylor came home to perform in downtown Arlington venues, he spent the month of November at Marina McBride’s Blackbird Studio in Nashville, recording his second album, which includes nine songs that he SEE COWBOY, PAGE 2

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Jesse Taylor treats the White Horse Tavern to some country music on Jan. 12.

Chamber, DABA name new board members

SPORTS: AHS

freshmen win two matches. Page 8

INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 12-14 10 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 10 OBITUARY 8 SPORTS 11 WORSHIP

Vol. 124, No. 06

acknowledged had already seen some significant changes. The Chamber’s new Board for the new year includes President Kristen Granroth, Vice President Julie Morse, Secretary Debbie Whitis, Treasurer Kathy McCone, Past President Heather Logan, and Board members

BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Board for 2013. Back row from left, Past President Heather Logan, Board members Jason Busch, Jean Simpson and Mike Mack, Treasurer Kathy McCone and Board member Fritz Fittinger. Front row from left, President Kristen Granroth, Board member Michelle Foster, Vice President Julie Morse, Secretary Debbie Whitis, and Board members Carrie Byrum and Nola Smith.

ARLINGTON — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Arlington Business Association swore in their respective boards of directors for 2013 on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after a year that incoming DABA Board President Marilyn Bullock

SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 2

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Arlington Times, January 16, 2013