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Valley Record SNOQUALMIE Wednesday, august 7, 2013 n Daily updates at n 75 cents 19070 S YEAR ‘A good place for living’ The FESTIVAL at Mount Si August 9-11, 2013 HOMETOWN CELEBRATION PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY RECORD Get gooey at eating contest, Page 14 Cherry pies, berry treats abound in competitions Crazy pet talents on display, Page 15 FESTIVAL Full schedule, ideas for family fun at Valley’s big weekend Pages 9-16 SCENE What can your dog do? Show off at Kids Stage Look who’s turning 90! Party for Tolt’s Isabel Jones Page 4 Mamma’s Hands Valley shelter helps women in crisis By Kira Clark SVR Staff Intern Alva was a government employee, working at Ministry of Justice in her home country of El Salvador, when life changed. When Alva’s boss upset the wrong people, her job became deadly. “Men with guns said ‘You leave or I kill you,’” said Alva. “I can’t talk about this. It was really dangerous for me.” Alva and her son Daniel fled as refugees. Today, they live at one of Mamma’s Hands Houses of Hope shelters. See HOPE, 2 Index Churches combine efforts to give local students a great school year Opinion 5 On The Scanner 7 8 Obituary Classifieds 17-21 23 Calendar 23 Movie Times Vol. 100, No. 11 Ready to learn Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo By Carol Ladwig Staff Reporter It could be a stationery shop. Fat yellow pencils, boxes of safety scissors and stacks of notebooks are heaped on tables and along the walls of what is normally the quilters’ room at Mount Si Lutheran Church. Today, though, and for the next few weeks, the room is school supply central. See supplies, 8 Jan Van Liew, Peggy Buckingham, and Jane Benson look over some of the school supplies already gathered for their annual school supply drive. Benson coordinates the drive from Mount Si Lutheran Church, with donations and help from Buckingham at Our Lady of Sorrows, while Van Liew leads a show drive at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance, all to outfit Valley students for a great school year. North Bend weighs block watch Courtesy photo Women and children can find a safe place to rebuild their lives at the Valley House of Hope. Above, a family plays together. Community patrol to be discussed at next safety meeting munity public safety meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue South. Deputy Rob Rowe, a veteran King County Sheriff deputy and the crime prevention specialist for the city of SeaTac, will make a presentation on creating a block watch, and provide history, guidance and benefits of the block watch program. The meeting will also discuss crime-free business communities and multi-family housing programs. BE TRAVEL READY By Valley Record Staff Creating a residential block watch is the topic of the next North Bend com- See WATCH, 22 YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER, SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF SNOQUALMIE n NORTH BEND n FALL CITY n PRESTON n CARNATION TIRES • BRAKES • SHOCKS • BATTERIES LIFTS/LOWERING • ALIGNMENT 610 E. North Bend Way • North Bend • 425.831.6300 838793

Snoqualmie Valley Record, August 07, 2013

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