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‘Chief’ added to Robert E. Lee police building name City’s move to help limit confusion


With the word chief added to the police headquarters name on the outside of the building and a new

portrait in the lobby, city leaders are confident the story of Kent’s Robert E. Lee will resolve any confusion with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. City officials and guests gathered

Under Lee’s photo are the words: “Beloved by the Kent community for his connection with young people, superior professionalism

Nov. 30 in the police station lobby to rededicate the naming of the building after Chief Lee, who led the department from 1948 to 1966. Mayor Suzette Cooke also unveiled a portrait of Lee for the lobby’s west wall.

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Kent Police investigate deadly shooting at Red Lion REPORTER STAFF


“Rapid Rob” Knutsen looks for an open receiver downfield during a city rec “pickup” flag football game on a sunny, but chilly Tuesday afternoon at the Uplands Playfield in Kent. Knutsen directed his team to a comeback victory. Steady rain earlier in the week gave way to clear skies but colder temperatures in the Kent Valley, prompting many to get outside to enjoy the weather. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead. Terez Bardwell died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Patrol units responded to a report around 1:50 a.m. of gunshots being heard in the 25100 block of 74th Avenue South, according to a Kent Police media release. Upon arrival, Bardwell, of Burien, was found shot and unresponsive in the parking lot of the Red Lion Inn and Suites, said Kent Police spokesman Jarod Kasner in an email. CPR was initiated, but Bardwell succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The shooter remains at large. There is no description of the suspect to release at this time, police said. [ more SHOOTING page 4 ]

City officials write off Riverbend restaurant debts of $111,000 BY STEVE HUNTER

Kent city leaders decided to write off debts from the failure of two restaurants at the city-owned Riverbend Golf

Complex. The City Council’s Operations Committee voted last month to write off uncollectible accounts of about $150,000 citywide over the last four years, including about $111,000 con-

nected to the two Riverbend restaurants that went out of business along West Meeker Street next to the 18-hole course. A total of $98,653 is due from Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant that

operated at Riverbend from 2010 to 2015. “It includes rent, utilities and penalties owed,” said Aaron BeMiller, city [ more DEBTS page 5 ]




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‘Gym on wheels’ brings flexible fitness to customers BY MARK KLAAS

Long work days, hard commutes, too little time. Stacy Edwards gets the lifestyles of today’s busy households, working couples, and career-first individuals as they struggle to add a little me-time exercise to their daily lives. Recognizing the challenge, the Federal Way man and fitness enthusiast decided to bring the gym to them. “We’ll go anywhere,”

said Edwards, who recently opened the area’s first GYMGUYZ franchise, a mobile personal training company that brings equipment, coaches and workouts to residential and commercial clients. “We basically answer the call: where do you need us, and when do you need us? And we just go … “ Edwards’ red van is a versatile “gym on wheels” that reaches people of all ages, walks and abilities throughout the area, from Federal

Way to Kent, from Auburn to Maple Valley, from the Eastside to Everett. The van comes ready, fully stocked with anywhere between 365 and 380 pieces of fitness equipment. The idea is to deliver creative, convenient and customized training to help people achieve their fitness goals. Clients vary: could be a man in his mid-80s, a business executive, a young man with autism, a stay-athome mom. Edwards is training a

On the go: Stacy Edwards runs the GYMGUYZ, a mobile, personal training company. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

couple – she a Seattle doctor, he a Microsoft employee – at their home late at night.

“It’s 7:30 by the time she gets home. She cooks dinner and tries to spend time with her children and her husband, and it’s 10 o’clock,” Edwards said. “And to her point, she’s not going to get into her car at 10 o’clock at night and go to a gym. It’s just not going to happen.” Edwards and his lineup of eight trainers schedule and meet for one-on-one sessions or group exercise classes in homes, garages, parks and workplaces. The curriculum varies, too, from strength to performance training, yoga to Zumba, Pilates to self-defense, boot camps to sportsspecific workouts. Sessions run between $50 and $89. “We have one van at the moment. We can accommodate about 80 (usually, one-hour) sessions per

week per van,” Edwards said. “We use the ice cream truck model when we have multiple sessions during an hour. … We’ll drive up to a house, (ask) what do you need? … We’ll get all (the equipment) out. The trainers do the workouts. They clean it all up, the ice cream truck comes back to pick it all up, and we move on to the next location.” Most important, Edwards tries to match the right trainer with the right client. He wants to change that with the latest trend in flexible fitness. Headquartered in Plainview, N.Y., GYMGUYZ has more than 100 locations throughout the country. To learn more, visit gymguyz. com. To reach Edwards, call 425-559-4252 or email stacy.

Arco AM/PM store, car wash coming to Kent’s East Hill REPORTER STAFF

A new Arco AM/PM store and car wash are under construction on Kent’s East Hill at the corner of 116th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 240th Street. Plans submitted to the city include a 3,180-squarefoot store, a 1,152-squarefoot car wash and an eight-pump vehicle fueling facility on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to city land use hearing examiner documents. The station will sit across from the city’s Arbor Heights 360 Skate Park. Crews also will install two underground fuel storage tanks totaling 47,000 gallons, 16 parking spaces, landscaping, stormwater facilities and street improvements. Drivers will be able to access the store/car wash from both Southeast 240th Street and 116th Avenue Southeast. City staff deter-

mined the facility will add an estimated 1,002 daily and 92 evening peak-hour trips to the streets, which the city considers incremental impacts. The developer will construct street improvements to improve safety and traffic flow in the vicinity. The improvements will include construction of new sidewalks and planter strips and widening at 116th Avenue Southeast. The property is zoned Neighborhood Convenience Commercial, which allows food and convenience retail stores. The applicant received approval for the gas station and car wash through special uses. Kent annexed the property in 1996 under the Meridian annexation. It previously had a single-family home and a greenhouse, structures that were demolished in 2006, according to city documents.

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Teen faces charge in East Hill shooting death BY STEVE HUNTER

A 17-year-old Kent boy faces a first-degree rendering criminal assistance charge for reportedly driving a car to help a Auburn teen flee after fatally shooting a man on the East Hill. The boy, a Kentwood High School senior, is scheduled to appear Dec. 15 in King County Juvenile Court in Seattle when a trial date could be set or attorneys could ask for more time to prepare the case. The Kent Reporter is not nam-

ing the boy because he is under age 18 and being charged in Juvenile Court rather than as an adult in King County Superior Court. Hector Galeano Jr., 18, of Auburn, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Payton Mattson, 20, on Nov. 26, while robbing him of cash during a marijuana deal in the 13100 block of Southeast 261st Place, according to court documents. Galeano is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 11 in King County Superior Court at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

The start of the drug deal apparently began just before midnight Nov. 25, when the Kentwood boy asked a friend to set up a meeting where he would pay $500 for a quarter-pound of marijuana. The friend contacted Mattson, known to sell marijuana, to arrange the deal, according to court documents. The 17-year-old boy brought Galeano along to help make the deal. Galeano got into a car with Mattson and another boy. Mattson began to measure out the marijuana. Mattson also showed the other teens a bag he had in the car

with thousands of dollars inside. Galeano reportedly grabbed the cash, pointed a gun at Mattson and fled the vehicle. Mattson exited the car and chased Galeano. The teen who remained in Mattson’s car told detectives he heard at least four shots and saw Galeano shoot Mattson. Galeano then fled in a 2013 black Mercedes Benz driven by the Kentwood teen, using a car owned by his father. The teen told police he was sleeping at Galeano’s home during the time of the shooting.

Kent man charged in Des Moines fatal shooting

MAYOR COOKE TO BE HONORED Suzette Cooke will be recognized for her 12 years as Kent mayor during a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S. City Council members and others will thank Cooke prior to that night’s council meeting. Council President Bill Boyce and others will say a few words about Cooke, who decided not to seek reelection in November. Cake will be served. Voters elected Councilwoman Dana Ralph to replace Cooke.


million bond. As of Monday, he remained in the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City. According to charging documents, Guzman-Naranjo had a history of physically assaulting Zaragoza. Zaragoza’s friend told

A 25-year-old Kent man faces a second-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting a Des Moines man during a verbal dispute over custody of a 10-month-old baby. Jonathan Scott admitted to Des Moines Police that he accompanied a female friend on Nov. 30 to the Newport Apartments in the 23600 block of 20th Avenue South, to help her get her baby and that he brought a gun with him, according to charging papers. A short while later, Scott reportedly shot Leonard Eliysares, 52, once in the chest after a verbal dispute between the two at about 7:52 p.m. in the Newport parking lot, according to court documents. Scott claimed to police that Eliysares reached into his waistband and so he fired in self-defense. No weapons were found on Eliyares by police or medical personnel. Eliysares was the roommate of the father of the woman’s baby. Paramedics transported Eliysares to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he later died. Scott is scheduled to be

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QUICKLY DOUSED What started as a sprinkler water flow alarm last Friday night turned into a commercial fire in the 20100 block of 72 Ave. S., Kent, the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority reported. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. When firefighters got on scene they discovered that

the entire warehouse and office spaces of the building were filled with smoke, Puget Sound Fire said. The fire might have originated where a forklift’s battery was being charged. COURTESY PHOTO, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Kent man charged in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in Federal Way BY HEIDI SANDERS

A 22-year-old Kent man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in Federal Way.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Erik Guzman-Naranjo on Nov. 27 with first-degree murder. Evelyn Zaragoza, 22, died of a gunshot wound to the head after

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24, when the student went into the bathroom again between classes, another note reading “Rodd Stark” was found. The charging documents stated this note was disposed of by school employees. On Oct. 25, the student used the same bathroom during his passing period but this time used it at a different time of day. According to the charging documents, the same male employee was in the bathroom. The documents stated a third note was found on the urinal. This one read “do you like watching me at the urinal?” An hour later during the next passing period, the student returned to the same restroom to find the same male employee in there. This time as the student used the urinal, he noticed

something was taped to the side of it. The student pulled on the device and realized it was an iPod, the documents stated. The student confronted the male employee who was identified as Ahmad. He claimed the iPod was not his but offered to take it to the office and turn it in. The documents stated the student kept the iPod and later turned it into school officials himself. Ahmad was interviewed by a district employee at the Kent School District’s Administration Building and provided a pass code to unlock the iPod. During his interview withe district employee, where no law enforcement were present, Ahmad admitted he taped the iPod to the side of the urinal, charging documents stated. At the time, Ahmad

Ex-KM office worker pleads not guilty to rape charge

Kristal M. Gamble, 33, of Olympia, entered the plea Nov. 30 in King County Superior Court at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. She is scheduled to return to court Dec. 12, but those court dates are often continued numerous times as attorneys prepare the case.

Kent Police arrested Gamble Nov. 15 for investigation of rape. She was booked into the county jail and posted bail on Nov. 16. Bail was set at $10,000. Gamble initiated an inappropriate relationship with the victim that began with text messages.

“The extent of the criminal activity is still being determined,” Kasner said. The investigation is ongoing as detectives are still interviewing potential witnesses and following up on all available leads. The fatal shooting is the

12th homicide in Kent this year, and the third in the last five weeks. Kent had six homicides in 2016, five in 2015, four in 2014, three in 2013 and two in 2012. Kent is the sixth largest city in the state with a population of more than 127,000.

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that she knew Scott, who fled on foot after the shooting. But she later told detectives that the father of the child was ignoring her and preventing her from seeing her. She said Scott was a friend of her former boyfriend, who lives in Kent. Police discovered the gun belonged to the ex-boyfriend. Detectives arrested Scott on Nov. 30 at an apartment complex on Kent’s East Hill.

A former office staff employee at Kent-Meridian High School pleaded not guilty to third-degree child rape for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student.

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arraigned on Dec. 18 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. He remains in the county jail in Seattle with bail set at $1 million. Scott also faces an unlawful possession of a firearm charge because of a conviction for second-degree robbery in 2011 in King County. The mother of the baby initially denied to police

denied leaving any notes in the bathroom and stated the iPod was not meant to record any children. Two school district employees in the IT department looked through the iPod and found a number of different images and videos of a sexual nature. On Oct. 27, deputies took a second statement from the student who provided more information. He said in the weeks leading up to the incident, Ahmad had been in the same bathroom at the same time at least every two days. The charging documents stated that during those times, Ahmad would be inappropriately touching himself. On Nov. 6, a search warrant was granted for the iPod. A detective did a forensic download and provided detectives with data found.

[ DEATH from page 3 ] investigators Zaragoza and Guzman-Naranjo had dated on and off since 2013. “Naranjo would be physically abusive and leave marks on her,” the documents state. “In the past (Zaragoza’s friend) had observed marks on her.” Zaragoza reportedly told other people she feared Guzman-Naranjo was following her and asked her male friend to go with her the night of the shooting, Federal Way Police Department spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said. “The day before the murder, (Guzman-Naranjo) shot at her while she drove on a public street (in Kent) causing bullet damage to the car she was riding in,” according to charging papers. “Then on Nov. 24, (GuzmanNaranjo) found her in a parking lot and blocked

According to the findings, it was determined the device belonged to Ahmad. A number of other videos, aside from those filmed in the bathroom, were found on the iPod. When detectives arrested Ahmad he admitted to leaving the notes on the urinals knowing it was likely the 13-year-old student would find them. He also admitted to taping the iPod to the side of the urinal. The charging documents stated Ahmad also admitted to two other occasions where he was in the bathroom inappropriately touching himself and looking at pornography. Ahmad worked for the Kent School District for four months in 2014 and most recently started as an intern on Aug. 31. He has since been terminated from his position. the car she was driving so she could not escape. As he quickly approached the driver’s side where she was sitting, he racked his firearm. “He tried to open her door, which she had locked when she saw him coming. When he could not open it, he bashed in the window with the butt of the firearm and executed her by shooting her in the left temple. He then fled the parking lot, and ultimately the jurisdiction.” Zaragoza was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died from her injuries. Police in Lake Oswego stopped Guzman-Naranjo on Nov. 26 for failing to signal. “He provided a false name to police but told them he was heading to California to meet a relative who would be driving him on to Mexico,” court documents state.

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finance director, in an email. “The period is from January 2013 to June 30, 2016.” City officials declined to renew a five-year lease with Mick Kelly’s because of unpaid lease and utility bills. Owner Mick Purdy disputed with the city about how it made him pay extra for utilities that also covered the clubhouse. The $98,653 has been turned over to collections, BeMiller said. The city contracts with AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc., to try to collect funds.

“This does not relieve obligations due, it takes it off our books,” BeMiller said to the committee about the write-off. In April, city officials closed the Scotch and Vine restaurant after just eight months of operation because owners missed rent payments. A total of $12,027 from Scotch and Vine for rent and penalties is part of this year’s write-off. But unless Scotch and Vine, whose owners also closed their Des Moines location earlier this year, makes payments to the city, Kent will have more to write-off in the future from the failed restaurant.

KING COUNTY VOTERS in 2016 supported a change to King County’s “Constitution,” the King County Charter, replacing gender specific terms with gender neutral language. The King County Council on Monday unanimously adopted the first step toward removing gendered terms wherever possible, thereby rendering the County Code gender-neutral.

“Scotch and Vine still have an outstanding balance owed to the city of $30,588 which is currently in collections and was not part of this year’s write-off,” BeMiller said. “Payments received from Scotch and Vine include $5,321 for November 2016 rent and $622 for fire permits and a finance charge.” City officials are searching for a new restaurant to open at Riverbend next year. The other major portion of the write-off this year included $26,930 for miscellaneous Public Works repairs and services, such as new guardrails, signs and other smaller repair items that add up, BeMiller said.

“The voters have spoken; they want to see the King County Code reflect the inclusive values of our community,” said King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci in a county press release. “With this action, we continue to advance King County’s values of fairness and inclusiveness by reflecting them in our governing documents.”


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Forty-seven arrests were made in the suspected illegal marijuana grow-op run by Chinese nationals. Law enforcement confiscated more than 33,000 marijuana plants worth over $80 million last week after executing 50 search warrants during a threecounty drug bust involving a suspected illegal grow-op run by Chinese nationals. The ongoing operation netted 47 arrests between


and community leadership.” Cooke and Vicki (Lee) Schmitz, the daughter of Lee, initiated the effort to add chief in front of Lee’s name to help calm any controversy about whether the building is named after the general. The dissension came up last summer after someone posted a comment on the Kent Police Facebook page, asking what the department was going to do about the name on its building after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the removal of a statue of Lee. “I guess I should say thank you to the individual who wrote on the police Facebook page inquiring why would we dedicate a police headquarters after Robert E. Lee,” Cooke said at the rededication ceremony at 220 Fourth Ave. S. “Well, this is why - the story of Kent’s Robert E. Lee.” Schmitz, of Seattle, spoke about her father to the Kent Reporter in August and later talked to the council to tell Chief Lee’s story and help clear up any confusion Vicki (Lee) Schmitz stands under the new name of police headquarters in Kent with Chief added in after Charlottesville. Her father front of Robert E. Lee. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter was born in Kentucky in 1911 son that we could name our police Department Robert E. Lee Memoand named after the general, a rial Building,” on the west side of the common practice during that time, department after and by gosh your Schmitz said. Lee grew up in Montana facility facing Fourth Avenue South. father came just bobbing right out,” City Hall expanded in the early 1990s before joining the U.S. Navy at age 18 Crawford said to Schmitz and others when crews remodeled the old King in 1929. He decided to live in Seattle packed into the small lobby. “What we County library to accommodate the after his four years of service, went to saw was that Police Chief Lee was the police department, which had been in work later for the King County Sherone that developed the organization City Hall. iff ’s Office and then became Kent’s to be what it is today which I’m very Ed Crawford, Kent’s police chief chief. proud of. …He was a great man and from 1991 to 2006, attended the dediChief Lee died in 1985. The city it’s a honor to have the police departcation in 1992 as well as the rededicadedicated the police headquarters in ment building headquarters named memory of Lee on Sept. 18, 1992, with tion ceremony. “We were looking for the perthe large words, “City of Kent Police after him.”

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Donald Trump supporters’ attitude still the same “Support Trump? Sure,” she said. “I like him.” These words by Pam Shilling from Trump Country western Pennsylvania reflect what many Trump supporters are thinking a year after the 2016 election victory, according to an article excerpted from “” by “The Week” (Dec. 1, 2017). Trump supporters, who make up 30-plus percent of the nation’s electorate, still strongly support him, even though their expectations have changed enormously. Shilling grew up in western Pennsylvania – coal country. She’s 60 and retired, still grieving for her 32-year-old son who died of a heroin overdose last April. Candidate Trump promised the building of a wall along the Mexican border, repealing and replacing Obamacare and bringing back steel and coal jobs. The voters in this part of the country were ecstatic when Trump won the election. At first, they were impatient for him to deliver on his campaign promises – or else. Since that time, the unemployment rate has dropped a percentage point in their region, and some jobs have returned in the mines, according to the article. Other than that, not much has changed. The drug problem has not improved, but Shilling’s attitude is, “I’m a supporter of him, 100 percent.” She’s like most of Trump’ 2016 supporters, and she reflects the people I know who supported him. They would vote for him again, even if he hasn’t kept his promises. Nothing is going to change their minds. Their expectation goalposts haven’t moved – they’ve disappeared, according to Politico. What do they like about President Trump? His anger and bombastic approach. “For them, it’s evidently not what he’s doing so much as it is the people he’s fighting.” His enemies and theirs are the same, and they love [ more ELFERS page 7 ]

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Dreaming of a white Christmas The weather outside may not be frightful, but it is still the time of year when we start to talk about counting blessings. Maybe that means spending more time with family, friends, even sharing a gift or a meal. Something worth remembering, though, is the blessing of a planet that makes it all possible. When I was younger, I took for granted the idea of a white Christmas. Growing up in the snow belt, it was virtually guaranteed that each day from November-March gave us more than enough snow. Sadly, that prospect has dwindled somewhat over the last decade. For some, a green Christmas is the least of our worries. For many, this shift in climate means heat waves, record wildfires, and super storms battering their homes. Sixteen of the 17 hottest years on record

means acknowledging our role in climate change, safeguarding environmental protection and working toward a greener, cleaner future. – Nathaniel Ropski

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have occurred since 2000, and it’s about time that we stand up and tackle the issue. If Washington really wants to help us celebrate the holidays and the new year, it must begin to seriously invest in the only world that we have. That

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fakenews,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s the Republican president. The Washington Post counted 492 false/misleading Trump-claims in his first hundred days in office, averaging 4.9 false-claims daily. By Nov. 13, Trump had 1,628 false/ misleading statements: nine daily the last month. Despite this, about 80 percent of Republicans approve [ more LETTERS page 7 ]


There’s a purpose and a place for a service dog Our leaders in this country decided there should be a legal, living helper for disabled individuals. They would be similar to companions – or, as we call them, seeing eye dogs – that the folks with limited

sight have had walking next to them for many years. Remembering as a kid, we marveled at the dog with the handle sticking up from his back, so trained and alert. We began to notice as all the curbs at the


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corners of every city block became tapered and sloped. Finally, wheel chair travelers gained the privilege that all citizens should have, to move from place to place with more ease. More understanding has brought empathy, and hearts have opened for all of our people to be there for each other. It has become

a wonderful time as all citizens can experience freedom to escape some of the physical and emotional restrictions of everyday life. Along the way, the American Disability Act (ADA) began setting a standard set of rules for [ more DINSMORE page 7 ]

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because he does what he says.” Although de funding Planned him for it: Democrats, establishment Parenthood has not materialized, one Republicans and the media. They are respondent replied, “Not his fault.” The particularly ticked at “Black Lives thing that angered many of the Trump Matter” protesters and kneeling NFL supporters interviewed was the NFL players. players who kneeled. One’s resident’s Their perception is that Trump is response was, “N--- for life.” hard-working: “probably the Do these western Pennsylmost diligent, hardest-working vania comments reflect all president we’ve ever had in Trump supporters’ attitudes? our lifetimes.” They see former My experience from the president Barack Obama as a Trump supporters I have person who slept until noon talked with is yes and no. The and went golfing every weekones I know generally agree end. with their unwavering support When told that Trump also for President Trump, for many Trump likes golf – and actually plays of the same reasons. He’s doing more than Obama did – surwhat they wanted him to do prise was their reaction, and then the – stir up the country and bring about changing of subjects. change by returning to America’s core They know candidate Trump promvalues. ised to bring back the steel mills, but They like it that he says what he they also realize that it’s unlikely. They thinks and doesn’t pull any punches. know that his promise to build the wall His tweets are a form of direct deprobably won’t happen, but they don’t mocracy. Tweets are able to bypass the care. When asked about Obamacare, mainline media, which only represents the blame fell on Congress, not the elitist thinking. Real news can only be president. Yet, one Trump supporter, found on Fox. The rest is fake news or after acknowledging all of the above should be muzzled. comments, stated, “But I like him, The western Pennsylvania support-

[ DINSMORE from page 6 ] Americans with definite emotional and physiological disabilities to have a four-legged companion to relieve the stress. It was found that they could do many unseen things for individuals such as lower blood pressure and quiet fears and even stop stress attacks like anxiety. It was claimed that practically any animal could be made capable of doing the job. So, the list in the law included snakes, monkeys, pigs and you name it, it was probably included. The regulations were, and in some cases still are, that people were taking very repulsive companions on the airlines and insisting

that they were emotional support animals forcing the airlines to accept the companions onboard the flights, because to turn my pig away is now against the law, you know. A disabled person is not required to divulge the nature of their disability because that is a violation of privacy and discriminates against their freedom. For example; you can’t go up to someone in a wheelchair and ask them what happened to them or why they are in the chair. That is not only rude, which is enough, but it is for sure very much against the law. In the early 1990s, just after the law came into effect, everyone who wanted to take their pet any place they desired, took advan-

ers differ from the Trump advocates I know in that racism is not the locals’ major motivation. For them, the Trump presidency represents “draining the swamp” that is Washington, and a reaction to rapid change – too rapid for many of Trump’s followers: a black president followed by a strongly-disliked white woman presidential candidate, coupled with the legalization of gay marriage and treating immigrants better than white Americans. Attitudes of Trump’s supporters have not changed since November 2016. They are behind him because he speaks for them. For them, Trump is working to keep his promises, even if he hasn’t been successful. In their minds, if only the Democrats, establishment Republicans and the media would quit criticizing him and blocking his initiatives, America could become the nation President Trump has described in his rallies and his tweets. He’s working to make America great again, as he promised. Richard Elfers is an adjunct professor at Green River College and a columnist for the Enumclaw Courier-Herald. Reach him at

tage of this and went into restaurants, department stores and grocery stores challenging the owners and managers to do something about. The business people, after a weak argument usually succumbed to the bluffing troublemaker, being aware what the fine for discrimination could amount to, and fear of a lawsuit to follow. As I talked to a grocery manager of a local store, she related a story of a lady who let her “service dog” jump into the meat display in order to, she said, “pick out his own steak for dinner.” The grocer told me that, because the dog was in that case,

walking around and tearing some packages open, it all had to be thrown away, at the loss of several thousand dollars. So, around 2011 the law was revisited and revamped to exclude many, if not most, of the animals dubbed emotional support or service animals. The division became wider and stronger. Emotional support animals are allowed on airlines, but not most any other places. They are not legally allowed into grocery stores, department stores or other public places unless they are invited by management such as hardware big box stores. They certainly

[ LETTERS from page 6 ] of the President. Trump lied about Obama’s birthplace for six years, before he was president, but Trump’s “believers” voted for him anyway. Did they think he would respect the truth once he had power? One poll found 34 percent of all Americans support Trump, but only 24 percent believe him. Apparently, 10 percent know he’s untruthful and don’t care? Trump’s falsehoods threaten our nation because democracy dies when citizens fall victim to an authoritarian’s propaganda. By replacing truth with misinformation, attacking our free press for accurate reporting, Trump is trying to remake America in Russia’s image, where do’t have to be invited in to restaurants. The new visitation of the federal ordinance also made a bigger gap between emotional support animals and service animals, or shall we say dogs, because that is what most of them are. The emotional support dog is not a service dog, but the service dog can be an emotional support Animal. The most obvious difference is that emotional support is just what the name implies, pet them, hug them, cuddle them and take them to hospitals, nursing homes and children’s hospitals, they will love you for it and your dog will love them as

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they help them to heal, and you will glow with pride. They, of course, are meant for emotional stability of the owner as well. The support dog must be lovable and affectionate and have all the qualities that we just discussed of the emotional support dog, but it must do something for the owner, it must have a job to do. The support dog must work as if it were a nurse on wages. They are not a game to play, they are serious professionals who do a job and do it with all their heart. Don Dinsmore is a Navy veteran and regular contributor to the Kent Reporter.

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Kent School District gets ready to think with digital ink dents are being provided an increasingly balanced supFinding the right balance port for the way they learn between handwriting and and think. For the first time keyboarding isn’t easy. this fall, KSD is delivering School districts throughout convertible laptop/tablets the country are challenged to elementary schools as it moves closer to fulfillto choose between one or ing its promise to voters of the other as students are one-to-one computing for asked to work with either all grades by the 2019a pencil or a computer 2020 school year. keyboard. Secondary students Despite research SCHOOL will receive the new demonstrating convertible devices how important beginning with the handwriting is for freshman class in fall learning and critical 2018. thinking skills, as students These HP ProBook X360 move up in grade levels 11 EE convertible tablets they are often required to combine the powerful comput down their pen or penputing features of a standard cil and begin keyboarding laptop with the versatility exclusively. Even as math and handwriting-ready surand science standards call face of a touch-screen tablet. for students to demonstrate Each device is equipped with their thinking and engage a smart stylus (digital pen) in design work, students allowing students and their are limited to using the teachers to write and draw keyboards of standard with digital “ink.” To suplaptops as the only means port the ongoing roll out of of interacting with or creat- these devices, the district has ing new information. This designed the first-of-its-kind can be difficult and doesn’t “Digital (th)Inking Institute.” promote an environment In preparation for each instifor maximum learning. tute, the teacher librarians at While this might be the each KSD elementary school case in other districts, an are invited to bring one or original program is unmore teachers to attend these derway in the Kent School one day, immersive profesDistrict (KSD) where stusional learning experiences

“This is the truest sense of community; people coming together to care for our children. Through these gifts, our Lowe’s community is planting something else at KMVA –an opportunity for our students to experience kindness and express gratitude,” Knipp said.




Digital (th)Inking Institute participants work to understand the importance of digital inking in classroom instruction and to explore resources that come built in to the new devices for literacy, math, science and research. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District by focusing on enhancing students’ thinking by using digital ink. During each six-hour Digital (th)Inking Institute, attendees work together to understand the importance of digital inking in classroom instruction and to explore resources that come built in to the new devices for literacy, math, science and research. Attendees practice using different digital inking tools and learn how they can be applied to support student learning.

Lowe’s gives back The Kent Mountain View Academy received $2,500 in donations from the local Lowe’s Kent store on Pacific Highway before Thanksgiving. Store managers Brad Cole-Morrison and Chris Perkins personally delivered school supplies for classrooms, playground equipment and a new microwave for student lunches. “Our students spotted packages of colored

construction paper and brand-new rubber balls for recess and called out – are those for us?” said Principal Stephanie Knipp. Additionally, Lowe’s employees installed wire fencing to protect a hill from erosion and will re-seed the area in the spring. Lowe’s is also building picnic tables for the outdoor lunch area for students. A third-grade student said she can’t wait for the Lowe’s people to come back and plant the baby grass seeds so she can watch it grow.

Western Washington University student Jaleen Grace Roberts, daughter of Kathleen Roberts of Kent, received the $900 ArevaloHayes Scholarship and $1,500 Bellingham Ultimate Meagan Smith Memorial Scholarship for the 20172018 academic year. The Arevalo-Hayes Scholarship is awarded to incoming under-represented women Western students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who also demonstrate commitment related to women’s issues, mentoring others, and involvement in their community. The Bellingham Ultimate Meagan Smith Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Western students in the Liberal Studies Department who demonstrate outstanding academic merit.

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Kent’s Vosper receives Teacher-Librarian of the Year award FOR THE REPORTER

Teacher-librarian Mary (Mimi) Vosper of Grass Lake Elementary School is the Washington Library Association (WLA) Outstanding Teacher Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes teacher-librarians who advocate passionately for reading and learning, engage in innovative learning opportunities, and demonstrate leadership in the greater school community. Vosper was nominated by Sarah Stoddard, a teacher-

Grass Lake Elementary School’s Mary Vosper is the Washington Library Association teacher-librarian of the year. COURTESY PHOTO librarian/tech integration specialist, because she

has been instrumental in helping shape the district’s

library media program, and she is a crucial mentor for other teacher-librarians throughout the district. Vosper also supports the work of teacher-librarians at the state level and is a powerful advocate of children’s literacy. Vosper has been with the Kent School District for 17 years where she is co- coordinator of the Battle of the Books initiative in which more than 3,000 elementary students participate districtwide. She also serves on the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Books

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The Washington State Senate is accepting applications for the 2018 Senate Page Program, where students ages 14 to 16 can spend a week at the Capitol working in the Senate. Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, invites students from Auburn, Kent, Covington, Federal Way and Renton to apply. “It’s one thing to read how the legislative process works in a textbook, but being directly involved by

Sen. Joe Fain with Chinyere Naome Brent, a student from Kent’s Technology Access Foundation Academy, during the last legislative session at the Capitol in Olympia. COURTESY PHOTO seeing how things work first hand is an incredible learning experience,” said Fain, who represents parts

of South King County in the state Senate. “I frequently hear from former pages who enjoyed not only

the learning experience but also the opportunity to meet and hear from other students from throughout the entire state.” While in Olympia students attend page school where they learn about civics and state government, work on the Senate floor by delivering bills and amendments to lawmakers, and even get to draft their own legislation and participate in a mock floor debate. The 2018 session is scheduled to run between Jan. 8 and March 9. Families with questions can visit Page.SenatorFain. com for details and information on how to apply.




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Valley Cities offers health care industry job fair Saturday in Auburn FOR THE REPORTER

Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care offers a job fair on Saturday, Dec. 9, for a variety of positions throughout King County within the health care industry. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Cities Phoenix Rising, 915 26th St. NE, Auburn. Positions include residential housing specialists, wraparound facilitators, youth peers and more. Hiring managers will be on site.

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Camico Rivon, Kent Food Bank assistant director; Jeniece Choate, Food Bank executive director; Jack Kay, Torklift Central owner and Kerstin Stokes, Torklift employee, check out the food items delivered to the Kent Food Bank for Thanksgiving dinners. COURTESY PHOTO, Torklift Central


The seventh annual Kent Turkey Challenge raised $28,917 and 11,500 pounds of food this year, marking the event’s biggest success to date. The original goal was to raise $25,000 for the Kent Food Bank to feed families during Thanksgiving. Over the past seven years the Turkey Challenge has raised $140,893 and 45,060 pounds of food donated by local businesses, schools and community groups.

“We are grateful to facilitate the Kent Turkey Challenge and continue to be very pleased with our local community and the outpouring of their generous donations that have again exceeded our goals,” said Torklift Central owner Jack Kay in a media release. “We blew past the goal of $25,000 and 10,000 pounds of food and made a huge difference for local families.” One hundred percent of the donations go to the Kent Food Bank. For every $10 donation, the Food Bank reports it can feed a family of four for four days. To see the complete list of business donations, visit

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Tournament features Kent basketball teams REPORTER STAFF

Seattle goalie Matt Berlin makes a save during Tuesday’s 4-1 win against Saskatoon. COURTESY PHOTO,

WHO’S YOUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK? The high school winter sports season is underway, and the Kent Reporter wants to hear from you. Nominate your boy or girl star player for Athlete of the Week consideration. Send us any details, a portrait or photo, and the Reporter will showcase them each Friday. Please send nominations to submissions

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The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Saskatoon Blades 4-1 in a Western Hockey League game Tuesday night at the accesso ShoWare Center. The T-Birds scored a goal in the first three minutes of each period and added an empty-net goal just before the final horn sounded. Seattle (13-13-2-1) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead 2:19 into the

first period. Noah Philp chipped the puck up the right wall of the T-Birds zone to Blake Bargar. Bargar put the puck off the wall to create a two-on-one break with Tyler Carpendale. Bargar’s pass across was blocked by a defenseman but he got the puck back and got it through to Carpendale. Carpendale slid the puck under Saskatoon goalie Nolan Maier for his third goal of the year. Saskatoon (11-15-2-1) tied the

game 1-1 at 13:23 of the first on a goal from Seth Bafaro. Kirby Dach had the only assist. The Blades outshot the T-Birds 10-6 in the first period. The T-Birds took the lead back at 2:57 of the second period. Turner Ottenbreit came off the right boards and took a shot. The puck came off Maier and hit Sami Moilanen in the leg and went into the net. [ more T-BIRDS page 13 ]

The Alliance Flooring Showdown, featuring six boys and two girls high school basketball games, comes to Highline College on Saturday in Des Moines. The field includes the Kentridge girls, the defending Class 4A state champions, who will play Gig Harbor at 3:30 p.m. Admission for the full day of hoops is $10 for adults, $5 students with ASB cards and $5 for seniors. The full schedule: 9 a.m. – Boys, Archbishop Murphy vs. Vashon Island 10:30 a.m. – Girls, Auburn Mountainview vs. Vashon Island Noon – Boys, Tahoma vs. Mountlake Terrace 2 p.m. – Boys, Kennedy vs. Seattle Christian 3:30 p.m. – Girls, Kentridge vs. Gig Harbor 5 p.m. – Boys, Kentridge vs. Mercer Island 7 p.m. – Boys, Wilson vs. Enumclaw 8:30 p.m. – Boys, Kentwood vs. Shorecrest Elsewhere Brandon Roque scored 13 points and Abdullah [ more BASKETBALL page 13 ]

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Christmas Rush Fun Run set for Saturday FOR THE REPORTER

Kent’s 35th annual Christmas Rush Fun Run is Saturday, starting and finishing at Hogan Park at Russell Road. The holiday tradition features a 10K run and 5K run/walk. City Parks program coordinator Mark Hendrickson says the 5K is a modified out-and-back that will

take runners along Riverbend Golf Course on their return trip to the finish line, while the 10K makes a big loop through the Kent Valley between West Meeker Street and South 212th Street. Week of race entrance fees are $20, or $35 with a technical T-shirt. Online registration is available at Registration forms are also available at the Kent Commons and many Puget Sound area athletic stores. Race day registration and packet

San Diego nips Tacoma Stars Philip Lund scored his fifth goal of the season and Chase Hanson’s goal midway through the fourth quarter got the Tacoma Stars within a goal, but their last-second shot just barely missed tying the game up and San Diego escaped the accesso ShoWare Center with a 4-3 victory

[ T-BIRDS from page 12 ] Reece Harsch had the second assist on Moilanen’s 16th goal of the season. Seattle outshot Saskatoon 17-3 in the second period and led 23-13 in shots after two periods. Dillon Hamaliuk scored an unassisted goal at 1:25 of the third period to give the T-Birds a 3-1 lead. The teams were battling for the puck behind the Blades goal when it popped out to the left circle. Hamaliuk was in the high slot, skated to the puck and whipped shot on goal while turning around. It was Hamaliuk’s fifth goal of the year. The Blades pulled Maier with 3:17 left in the game for an extra attacker.

pick-up is also available near the start/finish line at 8 a.m. Parking is available at Hogan Park at Russell Road, 24400 Russell Road and Neely O’Brien Elementary School, 6300 S. 236th St. Please allow for an additional 5 to 10 minute walk from each parking lot to the registration/starting area. Staff will be on site to provide guidance. For more information, visit or call 253-856-5050.

last Friday night. Kraig Chiles scored twice, including what proved to be the game winner, and had an assist to lead the way for the Sockers, who remained undefeated in the Major Arena Soccer League’s Pacific Division. Danny Waltman made nine saves, including numerous foot saves in the early going for Tacoma.

Saskatoon had good pressure and Matt Berlin made several solid saves. Blake Bargar hit the empty net just before the final horn to get the T-Birds final goal. Seattle outshot the Blades 14-12 in the third period and 35-27 in the game. Matt Berlin had 26 saves and his record is 3-5-0-0. Maier had 34 saves and his record is now 3-5-0-0. The T-Birds’ next game is Friday against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. at the ShoWare Center. Single-game tickets for the regular season are on sale at and at the ShoWare box office.

SCORING SUMMARY First period – 1, Seattle, Carpendale 3 (Bargar, Philp), 2:19. 2, Saskatoon, Bafaro 2 (Dach), 13:23. Penalties – Neuls, Sea (tripping), 13:23. Second period – 3, Seattle, Moilanen 16 (Ottenbreit, Harsch), 2:57. Penalties – Rubinchik, Sas (tripping), :23. Bench, Sas (too many men-served by Farren), 4:39. Third period – 4, Seattle, Hamaliuk 4, 1:25. 5, Seattle, Bargar 5 (Volcan), 19:59. Penalties – Hebig, Sas (slashing), 6:08. McNelly, Sea (checking to the head), 9:48. Shots on goal – Seattle 6-17-12 35, Saskatoon 10-3-14 27. Goalies – Seattle, Berlin 27 shots-26 saves (9-7-1-1); Saskatoon, Maier 34-31 (3-5-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-3; Saskatoon 0-2. A – 4,003. Referees – Adam Griffiths, Ward Pateman. Linesmen – Mark Heier, Justin Nicol.


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Loriaunna Sanchez, a junior from Kentwood High School, had an astounding basketball game on Nov. 30 against Auburn Mountainview High School. She took multiple shots on net and made many baskets during the game. During the game, she stole the ball from the other team with ease and used her speed to make it down the court past everyone else to attempt a shot. This season so far, Kentwood has won two games and lost one game. Their next game is Dec. 8 against Mt. Rainier High School at 7 p.m. For her efforts and skills, Loriaunna is Athlete of the Week. Sponsored by:

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Abraham added 12, leading Kent-Meridian past Thomas Jefferson 61-57 in the Les Schwab Tipoff Classic at Auburn Riverside High School last Saturday. The Royals overcame a slow start to pull away from the Raiders. In other games in the all-day tournament, the Kentwood girls routed Franklin Pierce 71-40. The Conquerors opened with an 11-0 run and used an effective full-court press the first half to build a big lead. Loriaunna Sanchez and Nicole Ajay each had 20 points for Kentwood. Kentwood beat visiting Auburn Mountainview 57-44 on Nov. 30. The Conks’ next game is their North Puget Sound League Cascade Division opener at Mount Rainier on Friday with tipoff at 7 p.m. in Des Moines. Kentwood is 2-1 overall and Mount Rainier is 0-3.

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WINTERFEST RETURNS Diehards take in Kent holiday celebration A Kent holiday tradition, Winterfest warmed the hearts of those who braved the rain and damp chill at the Town Square Plaza last Saturday. The celebration, the Kent Lions’ gift to the community, included children’s activities, music, holiday readings, caroling, hot drinks and snacks, raffle prizes, a Christmas tree lighting, and, of course, a visit from Santa. Donations were taken for the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s Toys for Joy program and used eye glasses for Lions International.

Clockwise, from right, Shawn Ralph and a suped-up golf cart guide Santa to the square to greet children and help light the tree. Kent Lutheran Church carolers lead a sing-a-long of Christmas carols in the square. Patty Sikora of the Kent Lions Club talks to the crowd about the holiday program. Volunteers serve hundreds of free cups of hot chocolate to festival goers during the celebration. Michael Isberg directs the Mill Creek Middle School Band. Linda Noland shows off Joseph, her 17-year-old llama, dressed as a reindeer.

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For a decade, Vern Heinle has carved and shaped wood into durable, practical toys reminiscent of yesterday to distribute to underprivileged children of today through the Forgotten Children’s Fund, a nonprofit organization. Heinle, Kent’s modern day Mister Geppetto, distributes more than 250 of his hand-crafted toys – trucks, tanks, race cars, helicopters and airplanes – to children 12 and under on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Shari’s restaurant, 12990 SE Kent-Kangley Road. The holiday toymaking adventure keeps the retired carpenter tinkering in his spacious, well-equipped workshop that sits next to his East Hill home. “I enjoy it, I really do,” said the 84-year-old Heinle. “It actually makes me feel good to provide something to people who otherwise would not have it.” – Mark Klaas

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want more calories or more things to store. Giving a plant can actually help the recipient breather easier. All plants take in carbon dioxide and send out oxygen. Here are some do’s and don’ts for the two most popular Christmas gift plants: Poinsettias: These traditional Christmas houseplants originally came from Mexico and the brilliant red leaf bracts made then the perfect color for traditional Christmas decorating. Today you can find poinsettias in pastel pinks, creamy whites, golds and even striped bi-colors. Don’t leave your poinsettia plant in a cold car overnight or place it near an open window. Poinsettias Marianne Binetti

The second week of December is time to buy potted poinsettias and hellebores as gift plants to add some life to your holiday shopping. Poinsettias are the traditional potted plant for gift giving but hellebores are growing in popularity because they take up less space and can be pIanted out into the garden after a few weeks indoor. Hellebores are long lived and easy care perennials that will flower every winter – making them the perfect gift that keeps on giving – and blooming. Gift plants are practical as well as pretty options for office workers, nature lovers, minimalists, environmentalist, decorators, the elderly and anyone that does not

also hate the dry air close to heaters and fireplaces. Do remove the bottom of the foil wrapping or at least poke extra drainage holes. Poinsettia leaves will turn yellow if the soil stays too wet or is allowed to get too dry. Hellebores: The practical perennial and new holiday favorite, the hellebores you find this week dressed up to give as indoor gifts are the same hellebores you can plant outdoors. Hellebores have cup shaped blooms in pure white or soft pink and hellebore plants can stay indoors for a few weeks before they will begin to decline from indoor heat and low humidity. To revive a struggling hellebore plant just place it outdoors in a protected location and water well. As soon as possible after the holidays when the ground

is not frozen dig a wide hole at least two feet across in a shaded location. Remove the gift hellebore from its pot and transplant directly into the ground. Enjoy can then enjoy your hellebore in the garden with years of future winter blooms. Do: Wet the leaves of your hellebore and wipe with a damp cloth to increase the humidity and help prevent aphid and mites. Don’t: Keep your hellebore plant indoors until spring. They prefer to be outside, even in the winter. Marianne Binetti has a degree in horticulture from Washington State University and is the author of “Easy Answers for Great Gardens” and several other books. For book requests or answers to gardening questions, write to her at: P.O. Box 872, Enumclaw, 98022. Send a selfaddressed, stamped envelope for a personal reply. For more gardening information, she can be reached at her website,

TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY hosts Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreathlaying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s veterans, on Saturday, Dec. 16. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at the cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. The Civil Air Patrol, veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor veterans.. After the ceremony everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to place holiday wreaths on gravesites. Chaplain Lt. Col. William Adam, USAFA/CAP, will emcee. Col. Jay Rodne, USMC, Marine Barracks, JBLM and the 5th Congressional District Representative, is the keynote speaker; and Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, USAF, commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Field, JBLM, will provide closing remarks.

PUBLIC NOTICES ASSESSMENT INSTALLMENT NOTICE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #363 CITY OF KENT For construction of improvements beginning at the intersection of East Valley Highway and S. 224th Street via S. 218th/ 216th Street, terminating at the intersection of Benson Road and S. 216th, as provided by Ordinance No. 3896. Notice is hereby given that the fifth (5th) installment of the assessment levied for the above named improvement, comprising Local Improvement District No. 363 under Ordinance No. 4051, is now due and payable and unless payment is made on or before December 16, 2017, said installment will be delinquent, will have a penalty of ten point two five (10.25) percent added, and the collection of such delinquent installment will be enforced in the manner prescribed by law. Dated this 16th day of November 2017. Aaron BeMiller Finance Director City of Kent, Washington Published in the Kent Reporter December 1, 2017 and December 8, 2017. #2005243

Notice of Action Lower Russell Levee Setback Notice is hereby given under SEPA, RCW 43.21C.080, that the Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD), King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Capital Projects Section, took the action described in item 2 below on December 1, 2017. 1. Any action to set aside, enjoin, review, or otherwise challenge such action on the grounds of non-compliance with the provisions of Chapter 43.21C RCW shall be commenced on or before January 10, 2018. 2. The agency decision is to proceed on final design and construction of the Lower Russell Levee Setback Project. 3. The proposed project is located along the east (right) bank of the Green River between the Veterans’ Drive South/South 228th Street (Rivermile 19.25) and South 212th Street (Rivermile 17.8) bridges, within the

City of in King County, Washington. 4. A Determination of Non-Significance was published and opened for review and public comment from November 10 through November 28, 2017. Project support documentation and project site maps are available for review at WLRD Offices from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and at /dnrp/wlr/sections-programs/ river-floodplain-section/capitalprojects/lower-russell-leveesetback.aspx . The offices are located at King Street Center, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 600, Seattle, Washington 98104. Erik Peters is the Project Manager and may be contacted at 206-477-4797. 5. A Decision to Proceed was signed on December 1, 2017, by Josh Baldi, WLRD Division Director. This Notice of Action was filed on December 8, 2017, and will continue in effect through January 10, 2018. Published in the Kent Reporter on December 8, 2017 and December 15, 2017. #2024027. Declaration of Trust, Know All Men By These Presents I, hereby notice all persons and men worldwide that Tamara Battles el petitioned In the matter Estate of NELSON ALEXANDER BATTLES JR and the Superior Court of Washington for King County and was granted Order for Letters of Administration & Nonintervention Powers and Letters of Administration have been issued Tamara Battles el is entitled to administer the Decedent’s estate without further court intervention or supervision, Be it now known that Equity shall prevail as rule of law. Any person having a claim, against the Decedent or the Personal Representative including any/ all other legal derivations and/or any associated probate estate(s), ancestral inheritance accounts; must make the claim before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations The claim must be made by serving a copy of the claim on or mailing to the personal representative at NELSON ALEXANDER BATTLES JR ESTATE, No 616348761-NAB c/o T. BATTLES EL, P.R. 3028 First Ave PMB #216, Seattle Wash-

ington [98121], you can also fax your claim to 888-467-4680 or and filing the original copy of the claim with proof of service/mailing to the Clerk of the Superior Court of Washington for King County, 516 3rd Avenue Courtroom W-325.Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: (206) 477-2517. Email: SCExParte@ to file into Case No. 17-04-04960-1 SEA in court with confirmation of mailing to the Court in the file mail. The claim must be presented within the later of thirty(30) days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor or debtor as provided under [RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c)]; or four months after the date of first publication of the notice which is April 8, 2017. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, Void Ab Initio, Nunc Pro Tunc, except as otherwise provided [RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060]. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s NELSON ALEXANDER BATTLES JR ESTATE and Tamara Battles el, Personal Representative, including but not limited to probate and non probate assets. Debtors have until April 8, 2018 to settle debts owed to the Estate silence is acquiescence and liens will be accepted in amount invoiced. Notice of Fee and Fine Schedule: All frivolous claims or court filings shall be considered trespassing on the estate trust property will incur fee of $500,000.00 per each offense. Do not ignore any notices or letters from estate. BE IT RESOLVED, I, /s/Tamara Battles el, P.R., (Pro Se) UCC 1-308; 3-402(b)(1); First date of publication: 12/08/2017; 12/15/ 2017 last 12/22/2017. Published in Kent Reporter. #2024083. Goodman Real Estate, Tim Dickerson, 2801 Alaskan Way Suite 310 Seattle, WA 98121, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Meeker Property, is located at West Meeker St. & 64th Avenue S.; King County Parcel Nos. 2322049034, 2322049084, and 2322049085 in Kent, WA 98032 in King county. This project involves 9.9 acres of soil disturbance for Residential,

Commercial, Other (Public School) construction activities. The receiving waterbody is Green River. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this Application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this Application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in the Kent Reporter December 8, 15, 2017.#2024175. Superior Court of Washington, County of King In re: Petitioner, JASON AARON JONES And Respondent: AMANDA DARLENE ANNETTE JONES No. 17-3-06164-0KNT Summons Served by Publication To: AMANDA DARLENE ANNETTE JONES - the other party has asked the court to End your marriage, You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side. Deadline! Your Response must be filed and served within 60 days of the date this summons is published. If you do not file and serve your Response or a Notice of Appearance by the deadline: • No one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and • The court may approve the Petitioner’s requests without hearing your side (called a default judgment). Follow these steps: 1. Read the Petition and any other documents that were filed at court with this Summons. These documents explain what the Petitioner is asking for. 2. Fill out the Response on this form: FL Divorce 211 Response

to Petition about a Marriage You can get the Response and other forms at: • The Washington State Courts’ website: forms • The Administrative Office of the Courts-call: (360) 705-5328 • Washington LawHelp:, or • The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee). 3. Serve (give) a copy of your Response to the person who filed this Summons at the address below. You may use certified mall with return receipt requested. For more information on how to serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5. 4. File your original Response with the court clerk at this address: Superior Court Clerk, King County Maleng Regional Justice Center 401 Fourth Ave N. Kent WA 98302 5. Lawyer not required: It’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve your Response without one. November 14, 2017 Beverly L. Nored WSBA#34055 I agree to accept legal papers for this case at: 15 S Grady Way #634 Renton, WA 98057 425-528-2503 Published in the Kent Reporter on November 24, 2017; December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017. #2007781. Superior Court of Washington County of King In re: Petitioner, Gilmara Batista and Respondent. PAULO BATISTA No. 17-3-00927-3KNT Summons Served by Publication To PAULO BATISTA - The other party has asked the court to end your marriage or domestic partnership. You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side. Deadline! Your Response must be filed and served within 60 days of the date this summons is published. If you do not file and serve your Response or a Notice of Appearance by the deadline:

• No one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and • The court may approve the requests in the Petition without hearing your side (called a default judgment). Follow these steps: 1. Read the Petition and any other documents that were filed at court with this Summons. These documents explain what the other party is asking for. 2. Fill out the Response on form: FL Divorce 211, Response to Petition about a Marriage You can get the Response form and other forms you need at: • The Washington State Courts’ website: • The Administrative Office of the Courts-call: (360) 705-5328 • Washington LawHelp:, or • The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee). 3. Serve (give) a copy of your Response to the person who filed this Summons at the address below, and to any other parties. You may use certified mail with return receipt requested. For more information on how to serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5. 4. File your original Response with the court clerk at this address: Maleng Regional Justice Center 401 4th Ave North, Rm 2C Kent WA 98302 5. Lawyer not required: It’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve your Response without one. October 4, 2017 Gilmara Batista PO Box 603, Kent, WA 98035 Published in the Kent on November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017; December 1, 8, 2017. #1990674.

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newspaper readers check the Financing based on 12% interest, all payments based on 10 years (unless otherwise noted), O.A.C.. Actual rate may vary. Prices do not include permit costs or sales tax & are based on a flat, level, accessible building site w/less than 1’ of fill, w/85 MPH Wind Exposure “B”, 25# snow load, for non commercial usage & do not include prior sales & may be affected by county codes and/or travel considerations. Drawingsclassified for illustration purposes only. Ad prices expire 1/2/18. ads

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Electric Trimmer Weed Whacker Toro 12”, $25, Black and Decker grass hog 14”, $30, Black and Decker 14” $30, 2 electric Craftmens 1 horse Power Leaf Blowers $25 each all are in excellent condition. Call: (206) 772-6856

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Deluxe 30” Glasstop Range self clean, auto clock & timer ExtraLarge oven & storage *UNDER WARRANTY* Over $800. new. Pay off balance of $193 or make payments of $14 per month. Credit Dept.


*UNDER WARRANTY* Make $15 monthly payments or pay off balance of $293. Credit Dept. 206-244-6966


Heavy duty washer & dryer, deluxe, large cap. w/normal, perm-press & gentle cycles.

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Balance left owing $272 or make payments of $25. Call credit dept.


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UNDER WARRANTY! was over $1200 new, now only payoff bal. of $473 or make pmts of only $15 per mo.

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Deluxe front loading washer & dryer. Energy efficient, 8 cycles. Like new condition

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Over $1,200 new, now only $578 or make payments of $25 per month

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3 dvd box sets of the Original Twilight Zone TV Series, Collections 1,2 & 3. Nice Condition. Collections 1 & 2 - $10 each, Collection 3 - $20 each or $40 for all. 4 ft artificial Christmas tree, nice condition, $15. Call (253)499-2814

Lawn Mower, $65. Scott’s Fertilizer Spreader, $25. Hedge Trimmer, Electric, Black & Decker, 16 inch & 17 inch, $25 each. Call: (206) 7726856 Twin Bed Set Like new condition, very clean. Includes new steel frame and 2 sets of linen. $135. Call 253-857-0539

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Friday, December 8, 2017 [19] Auto Events/ Auctions


GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC Raised in Clean environment! Makes excellent family companions to love and protect their families. 2 males, 1 black/red, and 1 solid black. Our Kennel is veterinarian recommended. Parents on site... Certified OFA hips & elbows good. Red Oak Shepherds Call (360) 262-0706

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In accordance with the revised code of Washington

[RCW 46.55.130] Bazaars/Craft Fairs


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DES MOINES, WA The classifieds 98198 Craft Bazaar are sprouting Join us for BDE PTA’s 10th Annual Craft Bawith (206)-878-8400 zaar on Saturday Dec 9th opportunities! from 9am to 4pm. Tow Truck Operators Located in the gym at #5042 #5413 new Black Diamond Elementary School on Will sell abandoned 25314 Baker Street in vehicles to the highest Black Diamond. bidder We will have a truly unique assortment of gift Viewing begins at 8:00 am items from creative venThe classifieds Auction are sprouting with opportunities. begins at 11:00 am dors and local vendors. Find one today. We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to Automobiles stop by the PTA booth to Toyota say hi and check out our raffle baskets. 1992 green 4-door Toyota Camry, 158,000 Find your perfect pet miles originally, good condition, no dents, fast. in the Classifieds. New starter, new nator, new brakes, new struts, new new 1-800-388-2527 • ignition, radiator, tune-ups. Car is in Seattle. $2500 OBO Call (702) 613-2410

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12 Days of Goodness kicks off at Kent Senior Center FOR THE REPORTER

Answers for Elders’ 12 Days of Goodness kicks off at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 12, for 12 days at the Kent Senior Activity Center, raising awareness that, according to numerous studies, 60 percent of seniors are without regular visitors. In its fifth year, the program is supported by the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL Alumni Association and the NFL Legends Community. It features 12 days of events and this year will likely feature its largest group of football legends to date, who will also accompany Meals on Wheels deliveries to




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reach isolated seniors in their homes. The inaugural event will be at the Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. This event will feature former Seahawks Jordan Babineaux and Dennis Boyd, SuperFans and a lot of fun. The event is free, but advanced tickets are required. Call the Senior Center at 253-856-5150. There is a limit of two free tickets per person. In addition, attendees can purchase tickets for lunch in advance for $6 (homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, tossed salad, homemade bread, homemade dessert, coffee or tea). If space and supplies are available, additional lunch tickets may be purchased on Dec. 12. Lunch-serving windows open at 11:30 a.m. at the Kent Parks Deli and Café at the Senior Center.

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