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OLYMPIA — A bill that passed the state House on March 6 before moving to the Senate promises to have profound impacts on a very specialized line of businesses in Marysville, Arlington and beyond. House Bill 2565 would require roll-your-own cigarette retailers — such as Marysville Tobacco Joe’s and Arlington Tobacco Express — to become certified and pay an annual certification fee of $100, as well as to purchase tax stamps to enforce the collection of taxes on tobacco products. Those stamps would be affixed to containers of roll-your-own cigarettes and customers would be required to carry their cigarettes in those containers. Joe Baba, a tobacco distributor for Washington state who owns multiple roll-your-own cigarette stores SEE TOBACCO, PAGE 2

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Volunteers Jean Harvey, left, and Renae James give a garment a once-over before putting it on the racks at the March 3 prom dress exchange.

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ARLINGTON — The second-annual prom dress exchange in Arlington exceeded its numbers of both donated dresses and attendees from last year, which event organizers hope will benefit young women in need as they seek to dress their best for their special night. “Last year, we got about 125 dresses and 50 girls coming through to check them out,” said Emily Peterson of “A Beautiful Addiction” Tanning Salon in Arlington, which teamed up with Trusty Threads in Marysville to collect donations for the prom dress exchange on Saturday, March 3. “This year, we saw about 75 girls come in, and we had more than 250 dresses to offer them.” The prom dress exchange at Highland Christian School was complemented by a fashion show this year, a first for

the event, featuring 50 young women who served as models for a number of the donated dresses. “A lot of folks didn’t know about the fashion show part of it, even though it appeared in the paper, so we’ll try to promote that better next year,” said Peterson, who would like to stage the event at Arlington High School next year. The excess dresses were donated to Arlington Kids’ Kloset, which shares the former high school building with Highland Christian School. Peterson credited various area school districts with doing their parts to support the event, as well as a host of local sponsors, who offered discounts on promrelated products and services such as beauty makeovers to go with the gently used evening gowns, shoes, gloves and purses that were available. “Prom may be a high


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school milestone, but the pomp and circumstance surrounding the dance doesn’t come cheap, as many parents can testify,” Peterson said. “Our sponsors have been doing free hair and makeup, handing out coupons and supplied us with snacks and 30 gift-bags. Thanks to their support, every part of this event has been paid for, which is great because we had no budget.” Even the sign-printing and clothes-hangers were supplied free of charge. “This whole thing started because I had a closet full of old dresses and girls at my

salon who needed outfits for prom last year,” Peterson said. “Everybody had such a great time that, by December, they were asking me if we could do it again.” Peterson described herself as “stunned” by the fine quality of dresses she received this year, and credited newspaper coverage with drawing so many donations. “The first days after that story appeared in the paper, we were getting in five to 10 dresses at a time,” Peterson said. “I don’t want to say putting together this event was easy, but this community’s generosity made it a lot easier.” Breann Smith, a junior at Arlington High School, and Victoria Kraus of Lake

Stevens were among those browsing through the makeshift aisles of the Highland Christian School commons that afternoon. “These are almost like brand new,” Smith said. “I can’t find anything wrong with them. I’m surprised at the selection too. There are so many choices here.” Smith agreed with Kraus that, while they probably would have been able to find prom dresses within their budgets elsewhere, they doubted they would have found anything as appealing as what was available at the prom dress exchange. “I would have had to hit the thrift stores, and it wouldn’t have been as nice as this,” Kraus said.

TOBACCO FROM PAGE 1 in the area, noted that there are more than 65 such stores in the state, employing an estimated 250 workers. Like Michael Thorn, owner of Marysville Tobacco Joe’s, and Jill Murphy, owner of Arlington Tobacco Express, Baba argued that HB 2565, which passed the state House by 67-30 on March 6 before its first reading in the Senate on March 8, would effectively shut down their businesses. “It’s based on pie-in-thesky numbers,” Baba said. “The fiscal note of $13 million that it would yield was only because they wouldn’t allow that number to be revised a third time. It had already been revised down twice. It’s phantom revenue for the state.” Thorn elaborated that the fiscal note estimate of $13 million is based on the assumption that roll-yourown cigarette stores will sell 715,000 carton equivalents, when the retailers themselves are projecting sales of 360,000 in 2012. According to Thorn, Marysville Tobacco Joe’s sells an average of 20 carton equivalents a day, while Murphy estimated that Arlington Tobacco Express moves 17-38 boxes a day. “It also assumes $12.6 million in revenue from imposing the cigarette tax on these stores, which is not true,”

Thorn said. “The stores will close down and their customers will migrate to rolling their own at home, with store-bought machines, or will migrate to other sources that do not collect any stateimposed tobacco tax.” Thorn and Murphy’s customers purchase tobacco from their stores to roll in their machines, and pay nearly half for their tobacco than those who purchase pre-manufactured cigarettes. With the state tax rate for a carton of 200 cigarettes at $30.25, both retailers agreed that taxes on roll-your-own cigarettes would be higher than taxes on pre-manufactured cigarettes. “Who’s going to take half an hour out of their day to feed tobacco and tubes into our machines and to pay more money to do it?” Thorn asked. “Nobody wants to talk about this, but when bills with the same verbiage show up in seven different states on the same day, I think Big Tobacco has had a hand in it.” Murphy echoed Baba and Thorn’s assertions that such legislation undercuts consumer freedom of choice, and urged lawmakers to seek revenue from sources more likely to yield it. “Every one of these shops has spent at least $35,000 on the roll-your-own machine just by itself, and you have to have a store address for it to be delivered to even after

you’ve paid for it,” Murphy said. “We’re not getting rich off this. We chose to get a beer and wine license as well, but if this bill passes, that’s not going to save us.” Murphy described most of her customers as folks who would not be able to afford a significant price increase on their cigarettes. In the state House, representatives Kirk Pearson and Dan Kristiansen of the 39th District voted against HB 2565, while representatives Hans Dunshee, Mike Hope, Mike Sells and John McCoy of the 38th and 44th Districts voted in favor of it. Pearson does not smoke, but he shares Murphy’s view of who would be negatively affected by this bill. “Every year, I’ve seen the state put different taxes on tobacco, and it only hurts the poor,” Pearson said. “This bill will cost jobs and not gain us anything in the long run.” While Thorn took issue with Hope’s support of the bill, given Hope’s stance of support for small businesses, Hope characterized his vote as consistent with his stance. “This specific industry is an artificial market created by excessive taxation that is not equitable and will hurt small mom-and-pop shops,” Hope said. “I was directly asked by small grocers throughout Snohomish County to vote for it and level the playing field.”

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of reliable information that you can grab hold of in the newspaper,” DeRosa said. “People talk about the Internet as well, but what happens when the Internet goes down? The newspaper is always there, and it helps people find what they’re looking for.”

Anthony R. Morehead Air National Guard Airman Anthony R. Morehead graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Morehead is the son of Robert Morehead of 172nd Street, Arlington, Wash., and grandson of Robert Morehead of Pacific Lane, Klamath Falls, Ore. He is a 2011 graduate of Arlington High School.

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MARYSVILLE — Louis DeRosa’s sales experiences ranges a dozen years and across the country and, now, he’s bringing his knowledge and skills to The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times as their advertising sales consultant. “Newspapers are an interesting field,” said DeRosa, who started out as an inside sales consultant for the SBC/SNET Yellow Pages in New Haven, Conn., in 2000. “It’s especially great being in a smaller community since the newspapers here are doing better than the bigger papers.” By the time DeRosa left New Haven in 2005, he was the senior account executive of Choice One Communications, for which he generated 110 percent of his sales quota in 2003 and 155 percent of his sales quota for 2004. From 2006 through 2008, his time as an account executive at Logix Communication in Ft. Worth, Texas, saw him continuing the cold-calling he started at Choice One, averaging 50-60 in-person cold calls a day and 100-plus outbound calls on phone days. By the time he left Logix at the start of 2009, he’d consistently ranked among the top 25 percent of their 200 sales representatives. DeRosa came to the Pacific Northwest to work as a media advertising consultant for Zip Local in 2009. He specialized in Yellow Pages advertisements in Tacoma, Olympia and central Oregon, and scored not only the top Yellow Page sales in central Oregon for four months straight in 2010, but also the top Internet sales for that area for five months straight that same year. “This is definitely different than the Yellow Pages,” DeRosa said. “But the advertising field has always appealed to me because it lets me be creative in offering options and solutions to businesses for generating more sales. After so much big city living, I’d never thought of myself coming to a smaller community, but you get to a point where you need to slow down. I look forward to getting to know what’s going on here. I’m just happy to be here.” One way that DeRosa plans to use to do that is through the local Chambers of Commerce.

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ith the last days of winter almost behind us, Marysville residents are already making plans for spring cleaning, property improvements Jon NehrinG and trips to their local home and Marysville garden stores. Mayor Whether it’s landscaping or remodeling, building renovations or impressive architectural design, or improvements that make your neighborhood stand out, the city of Marysville wants to recognize people and their outstanding homes, buildings or neighborhoods that bring an added shine to our community’s image. These efforts reflect well on the community, and could inspire others to do the same. The way in which we improve and maintain our homes, landscaping, businesses, buildings, and gardens communicates an image of Marysville, one that we hope will promote community and neighborhood pride. That’s the goal behind the new Pride of Marysville Neighborhood Improvement Awards program that will launch on March 19. The awards are a fun and easy, cost-effective way to recognize neighbors and businesses who take pride in their property in ways that enhance the appearance of the community. The awards are intended to inspire other neighbors to improve their homes and landscapes. Business owners are recognized for the “curb appeal” of their business facade and location. Award winners will be drawn from a pool of nominees selected by the community through a nomination process, then are chosen by a Committee consisting of a City Councilmember, Planning Commissioner, Parks and Recreation representative and two citizens selected at large. The Mayor will name his winning selection from the same pool of candidates. These are the award categories: n Best Home/Pride of the Neighborhood — Homes consistently well-kept with well-manicured lawns and colorful landscapes, or enhanced with new paint, landscaping or other significant aesthetic improvements. n Best Block/Neighborhood — Based on general/neighborhood entrance/gateway appeal and improvements made. n Best Business — Business sites with most curb appeal that have attractive landscaping, well-kept appearance, attractive facade, and are assets to their neighborhoods. n Mayor’s Choice — James Comeford Award to Downtown/ Waterfront District Most Improved; can be a home or business. Application brochures will be available at City Hall, the Public Works Building, Parks Office, Community Center and Marysville

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Career & Technical Education A rlington Public Schools is receiving national and worldwide attention for our Robotics program. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics began four years ago as a mentorbased club available to our high school students. Mentors from Boeing, Microsoft and the APS staff commit many hours to support the team that now calls itself FIRST Team 2903 NeoBots. Each year, members receive a “kit” of materials and embark upon building their robot under strict rules, limited resources and time constraints. The team can vary their design within the parameters mandated. This year APS FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) built

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students meet three times per week, increasing to six times once the building season begins. Championships are held annually all over the nation. FIRST Team 2903 NeoBots will attend the championship held in Seattle on March 22-24. The robot challenge, Rebound Rumble, is similar to basketball game. Teams compete by trying to make as many baskets as they can in a two-minute, 15-second time constraint. Our FRC robots have achieved an 80-90% accuracy rate during practices. During the championship competitions, students can receive scholarships and awards from FIRST. Technology companies also attend to recruit students for See CAREER, PAGE 5

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Guest Opinion Chris Nation child the educational skills necessary to become a productive citizen in our society? The answers to these questions are quite simple; each and every one of us is responsible. From the time a child is born until they graduate either from a high school, a vocational college or a college of higher learning, each of us has an opportunity to influence their success.

The school board has focused Marysville’s improvement efforts on just a few long range goals that we call Steps to Success. Insuring reading success in grades K-3 for every student — 100 percent — is an essential building block for every child’s future. One of the most opportune times to effect learning in a child’s life begins with birth to kindergarten. Recent research studies have shown that early childhood learning provides a child with the tools necessary to succeed in a school environment. Taking the time to read a book, practicing the ABCs, teaching upper and lower case letters, practicing the sounds that each letter makes, singSee READERS, PAGE 5


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urn south off Highway 528 at the Nazarene Church. Drive south toward Soper Hill. Tune your car radio to any AM station and what do you hear? Static! Whole symphonies of static. You’ll hear swishing like wind through fir trees, metallic intermittent buzzing, a percussive k-k-k-k like robotic woodpeckers attacking Marysville’s water tower and a looming tsunami of sound as you approach Highway 9’s power lines. Driving under them is rather like entering a factory where thousands of little machines mix their din to swallow AM broadcasting whole, no matter how high the volume is set. Take all that away and a filigree of delicate noise still whispers in the background. Drivers find themselves in and out of it like weather changes in Puget Sound’s infamous convergence zone. Interference along I-5 is generally mild while elsewhere, as along 83rd Avenue, pockets of static litter the airwaves. We can’t see it but the here-and-there effect on the ear may be compared with the way clusters of political roadside signs offend the eye. Hit a pocket of interference and it’s time to switch from AM to FM. Frequency Modulated radio has a short range capacity for blasting through interference unscathed — or at least less scathed than AM. This fact raises the question, why not just abandon AM? What’s so good about it? Back in the 1960’s, I often drove to family gatherings in Spokane, choosing to drive at night when the kids would sleep the trip away. All across central Washington we’d listen to Larry King doing his first gig with KGO San Francisco. KGO reached Washington State because of the superior nighttime carrying power of AM radio, a phenomenon that lets Alaskans tune in to Seattle radio. But time and technology are eroding at AM radio’s reach. Homes and industry have become so electronically gad-

CAREER FROM PAGE 4 employment due to the practical experience they receive. To see more details on this year’s competition, or more about the activities of the NeoBots, you can go to their website at neobots2903.org. FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. In addition to the high school level FIRST Robotics Competition, the organization has developed Jr. FIRST LEGO League for grades K-3, FIRST LEGO League for grades 4-8 and FIRST Tech Challenge for grades 9-12. The 2903 NeoBots FIRST Robotics team was selected as one out of 12 schools

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getized that the environment swarms with busy electrons as never before. Each time a switch is flipped they jump into motion and each time they find even a tiny gap to jump, they create microscopic bolts of lightning that we hear as static. The atmosphere is about as free of this action as air is free of pollution. The worst problem used to be accidental spark-gaps in electric fences that surrounded Marysville’s cow farms. Those fences acted as huge static transmitting antennas that roving FCC investigators tracked down. Now, proliferating electric gadgets have so overwhelmed the FCC’s enforcement arm that all but the worst problems go unresolved Broadcasters have been forced to compromise. When sound quality is needed, as with music, they turn to FM. When sending out rougher stuff such as traffic reports or political talk shows, they stick with AM. Yet there are some of us who want it all. We’d like to have crystal-clear AM without giving up static-producing electrical stuff that’s become necessary to our lives. Static producers come in two varieties, those that are naturally noisy and others that generate interference because they’re out of whack. To a degree, it is possible to track down the out-of-whack culprits and maybe do something about them. This is especially doable if the offending device happens to be on your own property. Take a cheap portable radio and set the tuner between stations in the low numbers. The cheaper the better because more expensive radios may

around the world to conduct a beta test using the Kinect game system. In November 2011 eight of the 2903 NeoBots team from Arlington School District were invited by the Director of Academic Programs at Microsoft to demonstrate their Kinect beta findings at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington. The students put on an amazing demonstration with their discoveries between the Kinect game system and the robot. Employees from Microsoft, international journalists from around the world, and Alex Kipman (an inventor of the Kinect game system) were shown educational interactive demonstrations by the NeoBot students. Mr. Kipman and several of the international journalists were given the opportunity to drive the robot using the Kinect game system the NeoBots students had developed. It was an incredible opportunity for our students to show off their stuff, and they were excited about

be equipped with static filters. You are looking for a place on the dial that offers no intelligent sound, just noise. Next, prowl about, turning the radio this way and that, all the time closing in on the noise source. You can often pinpoint the offending device this way but then comes the issue of dealing with it. That approach might clear some static near home but the problem is global in scope. Big offenders include Marysville’s 13 cell towers, conflicting broadcasts, faulty electric fences, power tools gone bonkers, computers, fluorescent lights, spark plugs, furnace igniters, dimmer switches, power lines and TV sets. Tools that use on-again off-again compressors are notoriously noisy. It would help if stores offered products that don’t broadcast interference but that won’t happen so long as we choose to buy cheap stuff. Electrical power tools account for some of the problem and the stocks of them in Big-Box stores tell us that electronic noise will be on the rise. More electronic noise equals worse radio reception. Yet we need to preserve some way for radio to communicate over long distances. Though FM is less vulnerable to static than AM, it does poop out within a few hundred miles. How odd that the FCC gave up on Morse code, that cumbersome alphabet of dots and dashes that knifes through the worst interference. SOS, or dit-ditdit, da-da-da, dit-dit-dit, is no longer an officially sanctioned way to yell for help on the airwaves, even though it stands a far better chance of getting through than vocal sounds on either AM or FM. There are ways to partially cut static. First, try a higher quality radio. Next, equip it with a static filter and a good antenna. Then accept that a certain amount of radio interference is unavoidable. Comments may be addressed to robertgraef@comcast.net.

demonstrating what they had developed. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, the 2903 NeoBots team had the opportunity to demonstrate its robot with the employees from C & D Zodiac in Marysville. The employees of C & D Zodiac have been sponsoring the 2903 NeoBots team by contributing financial assistance, field trip opportunities, and manufacturing engineer mentors. This has been an incredible partnership and our students had a wonderful time getting to show off their Kinect discoveries. As a result of the popularity of FIRST Robotics at Arlington High School, the district developed a Robotics course where students learn and apply technology theory. Students who are taking the Robotics class are able to understand the connection between the theory they learn in class and the practical application they gain from the FIRST Team activities. Science, Technology, Engineering and

AWARDS FROM PAGE 4 Library, and on the City website at http://marysvillewa.gov, the latter of which can be completed online. Nominations will be accepted until July 2, 2012. Award winners will be announced July 16 and publicly recognized at that evening’s City Council meeting. Engraved yard markers will also be provided for placement in the winning yard, landscaping, neighborhood entrance or business. Creating a safer, more attractive and more livable community has been and still is a topic of discussion at City Council and Director retreats, coffee klatches, community meetings, and input from longtime residents like Cheryl Deckard and others who have been sincere about the need for something to be done about her hometown’s general lack of cleanliness. City government has launched more concerted cost-efficient cleanup efforts in the downtown and waterfront area (such as road re-striping, painting and roadside right-of-way maintenance), as well as community-wide. We are also looking at ways to use our limited code enforcement staff and resources more efficiently. In addition to the new Pride of Marysville awards, the city of Marysville, working in partnership with various local businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations, has other ways to help get your spring cleaning off on the right foot. Marysville celebrates community Clean Sweep Week April 14-21, with a host of free activities. Highlights of this spring cleaning and beautification campaign include: Saturday, April 14 ■ Graffiti Paint Out from 9

Mathematics (STEM) is a focus at the federal, state and district level. Our goal is to prepare our students for future opportunities and help them be competitive in work and college in our expanding and connected world. We continue to build our STEM courses to provide more opportunities for students. Currently, at the middle school level we offer preengineering along with the traditional woodshop course. At the high school level students can take biotechnology, video game design, 3D animation, robotics, CAD, engineering, woods I and II, and ag mechanics. We’re proud of the work of our students, staff, mentors and community partners — Building for the future. Andrea Conley is the Public Information Coordinator/ Teaching & Learning Executive Assistant at Arlington Public Schools and can be reached via email at aconley@asd.wednet.edu or by calling 360-618-6217.

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a.m. to noon, and meeting at Cedarcrest Middle School, 6400 88th St. NE, targeting graffiti “hot spots” at various locations around town. ■ Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Allen/ Quilceda Watershed — Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project Site, Harborview Park, 4700 60th St. NE. ■ Spring Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ken Baxter Community Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — handmade gifts, flowers and more. Saturday, April 21 ■ Annual Shred-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in City Hall Parking Lot. Shred-It will shred up six boxes of personal documents to help prevent participants from becoming victims of identity theft. ■ Marysville First Assembly Church’s “Got Trash Day” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 4705 Grove St. — dumpsters onsite, TV and computer recycle, appliance and metal recycle, clothing donation, car wash and lunch. ■ Adopt-a-Street cleanups on this and the previous weekend. ■ Off-Leash Dog Park Cleanup Party at Strawberry Fields for Rover from noon to 2 p.m. at Strawberry Fields, 6100 152nd St. NE. The city’s involvement in these activities, and our regular “on the clock” maintenance of local infrastructure as well as “off the clock” volunteering, are signs of our commitment to creating a more livable, attractive and well-kept community. A well-kept home, neighborhood and business says that residents take pride in their community. With pride comes value, beauty and a great image for our city. Mayor Jon Nehring can be reached at mayor@marysvillewa. gov or 360-363-8091.

READERS FROM PAGE 4 ing songs and teaching rhymes are just a few examples of how you can share quality and meaningful time with a child. The United Way of Snohomish County has dedicated funding through Marysville Kids Matter to support literacy for preschool students. Through a partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, children aged 0-3 years of age living within the 98270 and 98271 zip codes can qualify for a free book each month. Parents of preschool children, please contact your local school to sign up now for this great gift of reading. Each month you and your child can look forward to receiving an exciting new book. And each book comes with tips for building your child’s interest in reading. For those that would like to help sponsor a child in this worthy challenge or just donate funds to support this program, please contact the United Way

of Snohomish County. If your child has already started school, support them in becoming great readers. Let them know how important reading is. Make a reading spot for your child. Sign them up for a library card and keep plenty of interesting books on hand. Reading with your child, listening to them read or discussing what they are reading helps share the joy of reading. You will be providing your child with the social and emotional skills to interact with other children and adults — a powerful foundation for life. Teaching them the skill of how to listen and communicate with others in a respectful manner will build their self confidence and will allow them to share their feelings and needs when needed. Together we can make a difference for each and every child. Chris Nation is the Marysville School District Board President and can be reached by email at chris_ nation@msvl.k12.wa.us or by calling 360-653-0800.


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NEWS BRIEFS Fused Glass — Jewelry Join Janet Foley in this wonderful workshop where you will explore making jewelry with fused glass. Class will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at Jennings Memorial Park Barn, 6915 Armar Rd. The registration fee is $35 and

the materials fee is $15-$45 depending on the project chosen. Pre-registration is required. De-clutter, Organize and Park in Your Garage Has your garage become a catchall for everything? Learn the techniques to get your garage organized.

This workshop is taught by Professional Organizer Monika Kristofferson of Efficient Organization and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. The class cost is $22. Pre-registration is required. For information about these or other classes, or to register online visit Parks & Rec. ePlay at http://marysvillewa.gov or call the Parks and Recreation Office at 360363-8400.

AHS library ‘Titlewish’ fundraiser online through March 23 ARLINGTON — The Arlington High School library is conducting an online “Titlewash” fundraiser from now through March 23. All of the money this program raises will go directly toward purchasing new books and materials for the school library. The goal for this fundraising program is $2,500. Parents and interested community members are encouraged to help the AHS library provide its students

with the best education possible by visiting www.titlewish.com/102250 and clicking the “Donate” button.

Grandview Community Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day ARLINGTON — The Grandview Community Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Live music will be included and the celebration this year will take the form of a potluck. All ages are welcome. Donations to support the Old Time Fiddlers and the Grandview Community Center will be accepted, but are not required, at the door. The Grandview Community Center is located at 11506 Smokes Road. From Arlington, drive three miles north on Hwy. 9, turn right on Grandview Road at the Bryant Store, go six miles, turn right on 115th Avenue NE and go half a mile to Smokes Road, or just follow the signs, beginning at Grandview Road. For more information, call Iris Ingram at 425-377-0623.

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MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of classes. Belly Dance Join local instructor Indigo as you learn about the music,

culture, dances and movement from Egypt, Spain Turkey and India. This fiveweek class will be held from 8-9 p.m. on Mondays, beginning March 19 at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave. The class cost is $54. Pre-registration is required.

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LEGAL NOTICES

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DENA ANDERSON, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00226-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in

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SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION You are hereby notified that on March 5, 2012, the City Council of the City of Arlington, Washington, did adopt Ordinance No. 2012005 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 3, REVENUE AND FINANCE TO ADOPT A NEW CHAPTER 3.90 SHORT TERM INTERFUND LOANS” This ordinance is effective five days from its passage and publication. The full text of the ordinance is available to interested persons and will be mailed upon request. Published: March 14, 2012 #595696

which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 7, 2012 Diane Danubio, Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: David E. Duskin, WSBA #5598 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188 22422 S.R. 9 N.E. Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 12-4-00226-1 Published: March 7, 14, 21, 2012. #590191

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: AILENE POORTINGA, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00182-6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: February 29, 2012 Peter Poortinga, Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: David E. Duskin, WSBA #5598 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188 22422 S.R. 9 N.E. Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 12-4-00182-6 Published: February 29, March 7, 14, 2012. #587585


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March 14, 2012

Lakewood fastpitch sluggers look to attack BY TIM WATANABE sports@marysvilleglobe.com

LAKEWOOD — Over the course of a long fastpitch softball season, it is incredibly unlikely for a player to record more hits than outs at the plate. But don’t tell that to veteran Lakewood Cougars

head coach Steve Barker. Barker’s offense-laden team, coming off a rough 8-12 season, is back and ready to feast off of Cascade Conference pitching, led by returning all-conference shortstop Arianna Barrio, who broke the school record last year with a .522

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Lakewood senior co-captain Alexa Chase waits for the hit during practice.

batting average. Also above the magical .500 mark was Kiana Smith, who hit an incredible .516 as a freshman and will bat in the three-hole. Finishing off the Cougars’ triple threat is senior Alexa Chase, who has a great eye at the plate. She is a natural first baseman who will move back to that position full-time this year after seeing time at third last season. “Arianna and Alexa both are returning, and they’ve started every year of high school,” Barker noted. “Last year we did score quite a few runs with (them).” Barrio is actually the second-oldest of five sisters in a talented fastpitch family. The elder Barrio, Kahlee, is currently playing her sophomore season at George Fox University in Oregon, and the middle sister, Terah, will likely start at third base this year as a freshman. “It’s been great,” Barker said on what it’s been like to coach the Barrio sisters. “They rank right up there will all the good ones I’ve had at Arlington and Lakewood.”

Currently in his 21st season coaching with the Cougars, Barker formerly coached 12 years of fastpitch at Arlington High. Barker’s squad is set to get their season underway on Monday at home against Burlington, first pitch at 4 p.m. Like many teams, the Cougars will start off a little raw, due to Mother Nature’s fury that saw practice after practice rained out last week. “Everything’s going according to plan, except with the weather conditions we’ve only been outside for three full practices out of the first eight,” Barker said. “We’re not as far along as we’d like to be, but we don’t have any control over that.” The Cougars play in the Cascade 2A league against powerhouse teams like Granite Falls, the defending conference champions, and Barker realizes that his team will only be as successful as their weakness, which is pitching and catching. “We have two sophomores and freshmen all with very limited pitching experience,” he said, add-

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Lakewood senior co-captain Arianna Barrio also serves as the team’s shortstop.

ing that a lot of his players attended a winter clinic to improve their games. “The girls did put in a lot of offsesason work, so we expect our pitching to be much better. We also have no returning catchers.” The Cougars can only hope their trademark offense will be able to bail

them out, at least until the team’s young and inexperienced battery gets some games, and crucial experience, under its belt. “The other pieces are in place,” said Barker, referring to his team’s proven offensive ability. “We will go as far as our pitching and catching will allow us.”

Arlington athletes make All-Wesco teams ARLINGTON — Several Arlington High School athletes made the 2012 AllWesco teams for the winter season as selected by league coaches.

Wrestling 4A District 1 First Team 195 — Blake McPherson, Sr.

Basketball Wesco North Boys, First Team G — Terry Dawn, Jr. Wesco North Boys, Second Team P — Dan Boyden, Jr.

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Arlington senior Blake McPherson was selected for the 2012 All-Wesco first team of the 4A District 1 wrestling.

Wesco North Girls, Second Team F — Lindsay Brown, Jr. G — Krista Showalter, Jr.

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Arlington junior Krista Showalter was selected for the 2012 All-Wesco second team of the Wesco North girls basketball.


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Deeter, McCoy compete for Elks scholarships

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ARLINGTON — The Arlington School District congratulates Sara Deeter and Colton McCoy for their advancement to the national level for the Elks National Foundation 2012 Most Valuable Student Competition. Deeter and McCoy are two of only 13 students from Washington state who have advanced to the national level. In April, the Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2012 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis, or a minimum of 12 semester hours, in a U.S. college or

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university. To reach national level, Deeter and McCoy initially placed at the local level through Everett Elks Lodge No. 479. They advanced to the North District judging level, followed by the competition for state level, which represents 40 lodges of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks in the state of Washington. A high standard of requirements is set forth by the Elk Scholarship Programs, which have been derived from much research and highly qualified personnel in the educational field. Students are critiqued in areas of citizenship, personality, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness, patriotism, community involvement and academic

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strength. The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. According to the Elks National Foundation statement, they fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work, and “provide tomorrow’s leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning.” The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500

national winners, and notify them in writing, by mid-April. The local Elks’ Scholarship Award Night Ice Cream Social will be held in May. The Arlington School District thanked Everett Elks Lodge No. 479 for their commitment to education and honoring hard-working students, with a special thankyou to Everett Elks Lodge Scholarship Chairman William Vincent.

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My name is Dr. Scott Peseau, owner of Arlington Spine Center. Our practice has been helping people with neuropathy and nerve problems for more than 25 years. More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that supply your arms and legs. This painful condition interferes with your body’s ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, neuropathy can lead to irreversible health conditions. Why not get help by those trained to correct the major cause of peripheral neuropathy?

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