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Arlington ‘Paints the Town Purple’ BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

SEE PURPLE, PAGE 2

SPORTS: Eagles

baseball tops Bearcats, 6-5. Page 8

Lauren Salcedo/Staff Photo

Arlington High School juniors, from left, Erin Delaney, Madison Taylor and Delaney Scott, donned very purple outfits during Arlington’s “Paint the Town Purple” on Saturday, March 23, supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

VFW names Phillips Public Servant of the Year BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 13-14 10 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 8 SPORTS 12 WORSHIP

Vol. 124s, No. 35

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo

From left, Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 Cmdr. Willy Hughes and Public Safety Officer Bill Morse stand with Arlington Police Detective Mike Phillips and Chief Nelson Beazley as Phillips proudly shows off his plaque for the Arlington VFW Public Servant of the Year for North Snohomish County for 2012.

ARLINGTON — Arlington Police Detective Mike Phillips has served with the Arlington Police Department since December of 1997, and on March 18 he was officially recognized as the Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 Public Servant of the Year for North Snohomish County for 2012. Phillips, who’s worked in the Arlington Police Department’s Investigations Unit since January of 2010, received a plaque and a

check for $100 from VFW Post 1561 Cmdr. Willy Hughes and Public Safety Officer Bill Morse at the March 18 Arlington City Council meeting, after being selected from seven North Snohomish County nominees. Phillips thanked Hughes and Morse, the latter of whom Phillips has worked with due to Morse’s membership in the Arlington Police Department’s Volunteer Group, for the awardand cited his family’s history of military service while expressing his gratiSEE PHILLIPS, PAGE 2

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SPORTS: Eagles fall to Vikings, 3-0. Page 8

ARLINGTON — As of 1:30 p.m. on March 23, the day of its fourth annual “Paint the Town Purple” event, the Arlington Relay For Life had recruited 67 teams of 398 participants and raised $46,650 to support the American Cancer Society. “Paint the Town Purple” officially kicked off only a half-hour earlier in Legion Park where various Relay supporters were pitching their wares and looking to enlist more donors and walkers for the Relay itself, which will start June 22 at Arlington High School. Arlington Relay For Life Co-Chairs Kim Deisher-Allen and Jessica Angel expressed gratitude and relief for the clear, sunny skies that greeted visitors to downtown Arlington in time for them to “Paint the Town Purple,” and noted that this year’s Relay season already has a leg up on its predecessors.


Arlington Times, March 27, 2013