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Community celebrates ‘Merrysville for the Holidays.’ Page 7

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Light display supports those in need BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

MARYSVILLE — In the seven years that Dennis Warren has lived in Marysville, he’s quickly become known as the “holiday lights guy” for his electric light displays on Halloween and Christmas of each year, which he’s used to help support those in need, in

addition to creating an entertaining show for those who pass by his house during the afternoons and evenings. For six of those years, Warren has synched his lights up to prerecorded songs, using a program called LightO-Rama, that allows him to SEE LIGHTS, PAGE 2

SPORTS: Marysville Getchell girls fall to Arlington. Page 14

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo

Dennis Warren uses a program called Light-O-Rama to choreograph the flashing of his Dennis Warren’s Christmas light display has grown from 21,000 Christmas lights in time to an entire playlist of music. bulbs to 34,000 bulbs in four years.

School board swears in new, returning members SPORTS: M-P boys host first alumni game. Page 15

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Vol. 120, No. 24

BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District Board of Directors swore in two new members, alongside a returning member, before they reshuffled their positions in time to conduct the rest of their Dec. 9 meeting. MSD Superintendent Dr. Becky Berg swore in returning District Director 1 Chris Nation alongside new District Director 2 Mariana Maksimos and District Director 4 Bruce Larson. Maksimos was officially appointed to the Board that evening, after a selection process that began on Sept. 1, while Nation and Larson both ran unopposed for their seats in the Nov. 5 general election. The Board members praised all the candidates who applied and submitted to interviews by the Board during a series of open meetings, while Berg touted the civic-mindedness of all the Board members she swore in SEE BOARD, PAGE 27

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From left, Marysville School Board members Chris Nation, Mariana Maksimos and Bruce Larson recite the oath of office on Dec. 9.

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Marysville Globe, December 14, 2013