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Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring answers citizens’ questions at a Nov. 7 coffee klatch at the Marysville YMCA Youth Development Center.

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring addressed citizen concerns ranging from public safety and budgets to traffic and neighborhood upkeep at his most recent coffee klatch at the Marysville YMCA Youth Development Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7. “Our long-term goal of paying down the city’s debt continues to make progress,” Nehring said. “We’re paying off the library, one of the golf loans and the Boys & Girls Club building this year. It’s nice to finally have some of these expenses paid off.”

A trio of Marysville residents inquired what could be done to combat pet waste. Dawn Everett is a frequent walker around town who picks up her own dog’s waste, but feels uncomfortable even taking her dog out when she sees that so many other pet owners have failed to do the same. Walter Eckman has gotten into arguments with his neighbors over the subject, while Sheree Berg doesn’t appreciate seeing the street in front of her business spoiled. “I’ve seen these,” Everett said, holding up a “Clean Up After Your Dog” sticker she acquired at this year’s “Scrub-

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MARYSVILLE — As winter approaches and the need for food and clothing grows greater with the nearing holidays, the volunteers of the Seeds of Grace Distribution Center at the Allen Creek Community Church want to remind Marysville that there’s more than one food bank in town striving to serve the city’s less-fortunate citizens. “We serve about 175 families a week,” said Michelle Turner, director of Seeds of Grace. “That adds up to about 500-some-odd individual adults and children a week who could use food, clothes, small household items, toys ... just about whatever the community can donate, we can take in.” Turner reported that this

season has already seen a 10 percent increase in their previous client base. “That 10 percent is made up of people we’ve never seen here before,” Turner said. “A lot of them find us by dialing 2-1-1. As it’s gotten colder, they’re even more in need of our services. We have a lot of homeless people who don’t have cooking facilities or even can openers, so we look for food with pull-top cans. Just a couple of jars of peanut butter and jelly can sustain them for a few days, since we have so much bread that our leftovers are recycled by local farms. Nothing goes to waste.” Seeds of Grace’s clothing bank sees a steady demand for coats, pants and especially men’s underwear


Marysville Globe, November 14, 2012