GLOBE THE MARYSVILLE SPORTS: M-P and MG prep for swim, dive season. Page 16 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 WWW.MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM 75¢ Marysville students return to school BY KIRK BOXLEITNER email@example.com COMMUNITY: Strawberry Jam launches series of open-mic nights. Page 28 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Liberty Elementary first-grader Lucas Walker begins his first assignment in Karen Robinson’s class on the first day of school on Sept. 4. INSIDE: Fall 2013 Health and Wellness Special Section. INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 22-27 LEGAL NOTICES 15 OPINION 4-5 SPORTS 16 WORSHIP 20 Vol. 120, No. 18 MARYSVILLE — No matter how many years of first days of school students, parents and teachers have experienced before, it can still be an adjustment, as families found at both Marysville Middle School and Liberty Elementary this year. “It’s all new stuff,” laughed Angela Courier, as she and her husband Richard got their daughter Kailye checked into sixth grade at Marysville Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 4. “It’s completely different from elementary school. There’s all different school supplies. You need to make sure you’ve got your information together beforehand.” While fellow moms such as Meridith Rosevelt reviewed their own chil- Rep. Larsen hosts community meeting dren’s paperwork in the packed main office of Marysville Middle School, Rosemarie Running Water of Tulalip filled out forms to transfer her daughter, Maeliha Matta, to Totem Middle School to be with her friends. For at least two families at Liberty Elementary, barely more than a block west of Marysville Middle School, this year marked a particularly unique transition. Art Noriel Castillo entered fifth grade at Liberty Elementary this year, but his father, Arturo Castillo, had to show up early to complete all his paperwork since they just recently moved to the area from Saipan. “We came here because the schools here are very SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 18 VISIT OUR GREEN EDITIONS BY KIRK BOXLEITNER firstname.lastname@example.org MARYSVILLE — Syria, the Affordable Care Act and the accountability of politicians were the issues foremost on the minds of area residents who attended a special community coffee session with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen at the Boondockers Cafe in Marysville on the afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 5, with the first question asking him how he planned to vote on Syria. “I don’t know that it will come to a vote in the House, and I don’t know what an eventual resolution might say,” Larsen said. “What I’ve concluded, based on the unclassified information, is that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own civilians.” When members of the crowd murmured Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo From left, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen speaks with Franz Osterhaug, Sandra Fredenburg and Kristin Cook after his community coffee at the Boondockers Cafe in Marysville on Sept. 5. SEE LARSEN, PAGE 2 Now you can view our full print editions online ~ cover to cover! FREE! www.marysvilleglobe.com RewaRds Club MeMbeRs 50 and OveRR!* Use YoUr PlaYer-BUcks! 10 5 Get $ September 8 – 29 MGAT-W 4 In GamInG For And $ $ Player-Bucks meal at the O ff mone arket BuFFet! Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe On I-5 at Exit 236 $10 Brunch or $15 Dinner theskagit.com 877-275-2448 With your $5 Player-Bucks Buy-In *Must be a Rewards Club Member – Membership is FREE! Skagit Player-Bucks are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Limit one per senior, per Sunday. Buffet Regularly $14 Brunch • $19 Dinner. See Rewards Club Center for complete details. Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.