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Longtime Enumclaw councilman dies Kevin Mahelona was 54 years old, suffered from rare lung disease By Dennis Box Editor

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Enu mclaw Cit y Councilman/Mayor Pro Tempore Kevin Mahelona died Nov. 16. The 54-year-old Mahelona suffered from acute interstitial pneumonia. The longtime councilman was first elected in

November 2001; he was re-elected twice and began serving his most recent four-year term in January 2010. Mayor Liz Reynolds stated by phone Nov. 17, “The council has lost one heck of a council member and the community has lost one heck of a council member. He had a high level of integrity.”

The loss has reverberated on the City Council. Councilman Jim Hogan said, “This is a true loss to the city. I’ve sat next to Kevin for almost 10 years now and can’t even begin to imagine not having him there anymore.” Councilman Chance LaFleur was elected in 2011 and began serving in 2012. He sought out Mahelona’s advice when he decided to run. “The best memory I have of Kevin is before I was

even on council with h i m ,” LaFleur s a i d . “When I was Kevin Mahelona debating on whet her to run or not, I sought out his counsel on the matter. One question I asked him that I will always remember his answer to was: Is it really worth it, Kevin? His answer

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was, “It will be challenging and difficult at times, but I can tell you this, it will be worth it.”” The council will have to appoint another mayor pro tempore and the members have 90 days to fill is position. According to state law, if the council does not fill the seat, the King County Council will appoint a member. The mayor said Mahelona made the Oct. 17 budget

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The city may be seeing a community center in the future. At the Nov. 13 City Council meeting City Administrator Mike Thomas presented the beginning discussions the administration has had concerning a community center. According to Thomas, Village Concepts, a Federal Way developer, approached the city with a proposal to build senior apartment housing on the two acres owned by the city behind the Enumclaw Library. The preliminary discussion was for a land-lease agreement for the property to build the housing. For the lease agreement, the developer would build a 9,000 square foot community center

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Center FROM 1 for the city. “What we are looking at is a great opportunity,” Thomas said. Thomas noted the demographics of Enumclaw is the population is aging and providing senior housing has been difficult. This proposal could partly address this issue. Village Concepts built the Covington Place senior apartment and High Point Village in Enumclaw. Councilman Mike Ennis asked what the catch was, why would the

developer be willing to build the community center at no cost to the city? City Attorney Mike Reynolds said, “I think it would be an amenity to their project, which would then be a marketing devise for them to market their units.” Reynolds added the reason the builders would not simply build their own community center is because the city owns the property and it is a favorable location. The city attorney said a request for proposal will be sent out by the city to make certain the taxpayers are getting the best deal.

Mahelona FROM 1 workshop, but had to skip the Oct. 24 workshop. Reynolds said he wrote in an email, “(I) can’t seem to kick this cold.” He emailed the mayor early in November and stated he thought he would miss all the meetings during the month. “Kevin took his job seriously,” Reynolds said. “He always did what was good for the whole and set aside his personal feelings. I am really going to miss him.”

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Semanski Street address. A subject was deceased at the scene and the county medical examiner took control. PATROL CAR HIT: A patrol vehicle was hit by an elk at 11:31 p.m. Nov. 23 on Southeast 456th Street. The elk departed, leaving damage to the passenger-side door of the police vehicle. The State Patrol responded to handle the incident. NOT WELCOME: An employee of a Griffin Avenue business called police shortly after midnight Nov. 22, claiming he had been harassed by someone at a drive-through window. The customer was refused service due to inappropriate conduct in the past. The employee later provided information so police could order the customer to stay away from the business. INJURY ACCIDENT: Enumclaw police responded the afternoon of Nov. 22 to 236th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 416th Street, the scene of a crash that left people injured. The scene was turned over to King County authorities. ESCAPEE: A Department of Corrections officer requested police assistance at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 with a disorderly man who was in custody

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Peak preschoolers collect and deliver donations to food bank By Brian Beckley Staff Writer

It may have rained on their parade, but the weather never dampened the spirits of the kids from Peak Pre-School in Enumclaw as they marched to the food bank this past week to make a holiday donation. “We decided we wanted to give back to the community,” said teacher Tami Mattheis. This was the first year the pre-school hosted a food drive and Mattheis said the children were very excited to give back, bringing food in to school every day. “We had over 140 items donated,” Mattheis said. Once gathered, the students loaded their wares into three shopping carts borrowed from the QFC and then marched

Blotter FROM 2 and refusing medical treatment. The suspect argued with medical staff and then fled on foot. Unable to locate the suspect, authorities asked for surrounding agencies to help with the manhunt, including the Renton Police Department’s K-9 unit. After an extensive search turned up nothing, a felony arrest warrant was issued. THEFT FROM VEHICLES: A resident of A Chinook Avenue apartment complex told police at 4 a.m.

Nov. 21 his vehicle had been broken into during the night. There was no damage done and, initially, the victim said nothing was missing. Later, the victim reported three pairs of sunglasses were missing, along with some change. Later that morning, a Semanski Street resident reported three Xbox units had been taken after a small window was broken to gain entry to a vehicle. In a third incident that morning, police were told items had been taken from a vehicle parked at a Griffin Avenue hotel. SUICIDAL: Police took a report at

through a steady rain Nov. 21 to deliver their bounty to the Kiwanis Food Bank. “It’s just wonderful,” said Food Bank Assistant Director Vicki Stratton of the donation. According to Food Bank Director Lawton Case, the Enumclaw Food Bank served 1,754 people in October. “Every little bit helps when you’re feeding over 1,000 people a month,” Lawton said. This year, the Food Bank was able to provide dinners for Thanksgiving thanks to an uptick in donations just before the holiday, including 120 turkeys from Erol Lumber. But donations are still needed as the winter is beginning to take hold. “With all the people we never have enough food,” Stratton said.

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The Enumclaw Food Bank is located at 1350 Cole St. It is open and food donations are accepted from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Donations of money are also helpful. To donate money, send it to P.O. Box 827, Enumclaw WA, 98022. report from a vehicle owner regarding a vehicle prowl in the 300 block of Chinook Avenue sometime Saturday. HARASSMENT: A person on Blake Street reported to police Nov. 19 that they received a harassing/ threatening phone message. The

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Keep pets happy and healthy during the holidays Welcome to Buckley Veterinary Hospital’s monthly pet care column. This month we are discussing keeping your pets safe and healthy during the holidays, including the importance of not feeding table scraps to avoid stomach upset and intestinal obstructions and reducing your pet’s anxiety.

The holiday season is here. While it is a time filled with spirit and festive gatherings, it can also be a stressful time for our pets. We put together the helpful recommendations below from the American Veterinary Medical Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, tips on how to plan a safe holiday for your

furry family members. • Provide solitude. Guests may cramp your pet’s style, so keep their favorite place free from the holiday clamor so they can relax. If a spare room or pet crate isn’t available, think about boarding your pets for a few days if they become too anxious amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

• Keep poisonous and dangerous plants away. Plants like mistletoe and poinsettia are poisonous and ingested pine needles can cause digestive tract blockage. Keep your pet from ingesting/chewing on these plants and you will likely save yourself a trip to your veterinarian or the emergency vet.

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• Decorate safely. There are a variety of decorations that can cause problems for your pet. Ribbons and tinsel are frequently implicated in bowel obstructions. Light cords, when chewed or frayed, can cause severe burns or electrocution. Prevent these mishaps by keeping decorations out of reach or secured in an inaccessible area. • Make holiday trips safe and prepare for them well in advance. Take special precautions when traveling with your pet no matter how you choose to travel.

Often, flying or driving over state or country lines may require a health certificate and/or proof of vaccinations. Before departing, consult with your veterinarian and airlines about how to properly prepare for a trip. • Table scraps aren’t pet snacks. Many holiday foods are loaded with fat and sodium and can cause stomach upset. Chicken bones can easily get stuck in the digestive tract and other foods like chocolate

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I have been on the road in the hinterlands of Bremerton, Silverdale and Port Orchard for the past couple of months. Hanging out in another land always bring about different stories from different folks. One of the most interesting came from someone from this area – the mayor of Black Diamond, Rebecca Olness. I was talking with her on the phone recently concerning a story when the subject of Bremerton came up. Olness found out I was staying in Bremerton and said she was raised there. Her parents were prominent citizens in the city and Kitsap County. She met Ron, who became her husband, in Bremerton Dennis Box during high school. Editor She said her grandmother, who worked at Harrision Hospital, signed Ron’s birth certificate. There is some synchronicity. The best part of our conversation was about being allowed to carry a canvas bag and throw newspapers. Olness and a friend were walking home from school one day when they decided delivering papers would be fun and a good way to spend time after school. She and her friend went to the paper, the Bremerton Sun, a daily, and asked about a job. “We thought it wouldn’t be a big deal,” Olness said. To their surprise, the girls were told no because only boys could be paper boys. This was the early 1950s and girls just didn’t deliver papers, or do a lot of other things. “I think we complained,” Olness said. “They said, ‘No, girls can’t do this.’” Olness said it was her first experience with discrimination. During the following decades incidents like that would be major battles in the country, and they rang a bell with the mayor. After 32 years working as a teacher and spending the last three years as mayor of Black Diamond, getting gypped out of carrying a canvas bag remains a touchy subject. “I’m still mad,” she said. How things have changed…. I hope.

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Letters Appreciated bus tour of school district facilities We would like to thank Superintendent Mike Nelson, his staff and Nancy Merrill of the Schools Foundation for facilitating a most interesting Focus on Education Week tour of some of our schools. We joined other community members to learn of the huge advances in technology available to improve learning for our students. At the high school we observed a welding class that not only teaches the craft but also what the expectations are in the workplace. In another project, students run a coffee bar, doing everything necessary to run a business, including ordering supplies, making the product and reconciling the finances. At the middle school we observed students working on CAD on computers, learning 3-D design elements using their mathematical skills and then working in teams to build the product they designed. At the elementary school we observed students using technology in a math

class that gave the teacher real time feedback on which students solved the problem correctly. Students then got up in front of the class to explain their results. We were very excited to learn that the Enumclaw School District is responding very well to the STEM initiatives. By combining reading, math, computer skills, and sound business practices our district is doing an outstanding job preparing our students for the high-tech workplace. Susan and Alan Reiter Enumclaw

Mainstream media won, the United States lost Rich Elfers’ “In Focus” column on Nov. 21 stated several times how Obama was “masterful at pointing out” this and that about Romney and “very effective in framing Governor Romney.” The fatal things that happened to Mr. Romney were a result of how “masterful” and “very effective” the media was in conjunction with Obama and the progressive/ socialists in “framing” Mr. Romney. The progressive/socialists and

the media, in lock step, armed with packaged talking points, “framed” Mr. Romney with how evil successful businessmen like Romney are in America. The media bought it, sold it and just like a meth drug dealer, not giving a damn, the result of the sale. And what did the media tell us about Obama? It’s all good! Yep! Four more years of this and everything will be wonderful. Mr. Elfers’ column stated, “In the presidential elections, facts don’t matter much, except to the political junkies who know the truth.” I agree. Facts can get bothersome to those ignorant voters. Yep! The best purveyor of lies wins. A much larger portion of Republicans are political junkies (“who know the truth”) than any portion of Democrat voters. The very few Democrat voters I encountered in the last six weeks had zero knowledge of current events like Fast and Furious or what happened in Benghazi. Had these very big screw-ups been on a Republicans watch, the media

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Quality, not quantity, is the key The 2012 election was the most expensive political war in American history. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on all the campaigns – presidential and congressional and on the state level. In the presidential race, Obama supporters contributed almost a billion dollars and for Romney, a little more than a billion. The 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision created independent super PACs. Conservative super PACs spent more than $330 million in an effort to defeat Obama, while Democratic super PACs spent almost $98 million to defeat Romney. All the money spent, however, did not have much of an influence in deciding the election. The Republicans still control the House of Representatives, the Democrats still control the Senate and the president is still Barack Obama. Money matters, but only to a certain extent. After a point, it’s like nuclear war. A nation can increase the number of nuclear weapons in its arsenal, but a city can only be destroyed once. All the extra nukes and all the money above that point spent on preparing for a war and on campaigns are wasted. A lot of money was spent on the battleground state of Ohio, with 207,518 TV campaign spots televised there alone. What both sides need to realize is that there is a point when that level of saturation ceases to be effective and voters tune out the ads. In Washington state, Democrats also won the governorship and con-

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tinued control in both state houses. Part of the reason is that Jay Inslee and other Democratic candidates were able to ride to election wins on Obama’s coattails. Control of the government on the state level did not change either. Republicans need to broaden their demographic base. Winning only the votes of older, white males will not win Republicans elections. Republicans lost women, blacks and the Latino votes by large margins. They also lost the 18-to-29 age vote. Money doesn’t matter when a large number of demographic groups are alienated. The structure of the Republican primaries forced Romney to move to the right to win the primaries and then shift to the middle during the first debate to win the majority of voters. A lot of Republican money was spent on convincing their base that Romney was the best candidate. Most voters in this country are center right. It’s the moderates and independents who decide who the president is going to be, not the base. Team Obama was able to use the “f lip-f lop” between the pri-

maries and the general election to argue that Romney had no central core values. Because Obama didn’t have to compete in the primaries, he didn’t have to deal with contradicting himself to win his base and then switch to win the middle. The Democrats saved a lot of money in the process. To win his conservative base, Romney had to come out against the federal auto industry bailout. That comment alone cost him Ohio and the election. Although Obama was outspent, his team’s strategy was more effective. Romney primarily fought an air war with TV ads with “only” 300 field offices, while Obama fought the war on the ground with approximately 800 field offices. Obama used the Internet far more effectively than did Romney. He got a bigger bang for his buck. In conclusion, while the campaigns spent more money in history during a presidential election cycle, the outcome pretty much ended where it began. Money is important, but only to an extent. After a point, organization and direct contact with voters seems to be what wins national elections. The candidate who reaches out to a broad range of voters gives himself a better shot at winning the election. Even though the election ended where it began, it did pump $6 billion into the nation’s economy. Finally we got a bipartisan stimulus program that both sides supported.

LETTERS FROM 6 would have pounded the Republicans day after day until someone resigned. On either of these deadly screw-ups, the media would have aimed for the head and head only in demanding resignations. But it’s Obama in charge, so it’s all OK. Well, the election is over and the people who didn’t “know the truth” voted to give four more years to Obama and his socialist Marxist in the White House. With help from fellow progressive/socialist in the Senate, all will give their best second effort to move forward as fast as possible to change America from a capitalist country into a socialist or Marxist country. The facts are out there to prove my point. The regu-

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lar media has been completely successful in burying facts they don’t like. It worked. And they won. America lost! Hard-working businessmen and their employees built America. Big government progressives will have four more years to destroy it. Then hard-working businessmen and their employees will rebuild it. With promised higher taxes it will be tough because it takes business owners money to get business growing and increase hiring. Everyone who believes government spending will fix this is a fool. It’s going to be a tough next five-plus years but I’m hoping with God’s help America can pull this one out. God bless America. Please! Ted DeVol Enumclaw

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White River By Kevin Hanson

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Gibson and his crew are always found near the top of the league standings and are no strangers to the state rankings. Last season was particularly impressive, as White River won 27 of 30 games and placed third in the Class 2A state tournament in Yakima. While his program took a hit with last year’s graduation of point guard Cassidy

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The Enumclaw High Hornet boys are aiming for big season with a strong group of returning players. The team welcomes back eight of 10 from last season’s Boys Basketball varsity group, which posted a 7-15 overall record while going 1-1 in postseason play. All-league performer Tony Chynoweth is back on the court after leading the South Puget Sound League 3A in scoring a season ago with 19.5 points per game. He averaged 17.2 overall with five rebound and two assists per contest. Chynoweth is a returning captain and coach Kellen Hall expect a high-flying season from him. Perry Rockwood will be holding down the point. He was an honorable mention all-league player last season. Hall wrote in an email Rockwood averaged 12.2 points and 4.3 assists per league outing. Junior Drake Rademacher should be an anchor for the Hornets both in the post and shooting from outside. He

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WHITE RIVER FROM 8 point guard, sophomore Amanda Lance can be counted on for both ballhandling and long-range firepower and senior Crystal Narolski brings a 6-foot presence to the middle. The remainder of this season’s varsity includes Kristin Sturdivan, Taylor Hillius, Mollie Rasmussen, Darian Gore, Katie Durrant, Katherine Timmerman, Maci Goethals and Ashlea Mills. Hobert was an all-SPSL 2A selection a season ago and Lance earned honorable mention. Gibson was the league’s coach of the year. Boys Basketball The White River High boys basketball team will be looking to continue its winning ways, coming off a season in which the Hornets brought home second-place hardware from the Class 2A state tournament. That lofty achievement – which included winning eight of 10 playoff games on the way to a 24-7 overall record - was sparked by seniors Jason Tyler and Billy Kiel, both lost to graduation. But the cupboard is far from empty for coach Rick Tripp and his assistants. Height returns in the form of juniors Brandon Dove and Spencer Swigart and senior Alex Sayler is

back at point guard, ready to run the Hornet show. Sayler collected firstteam, all-South Puget Sound League 2A honors a year ago. Sophomore Dustin France returns for a sophomore season, having made the varsity club as a freshman, and other varsity veterans include seniors Robert Foster and Sam Schifter. Rounding out the varsity roster for Tripp – last year’s SPSL 2A coach of the year - are juniors Bo Dudley, Clayton Holm, Brandon Garvin and Kellan Unjian, and sophomore Brandon Scheer. Girls Wrestling With a handful of tournamenttested veterans on his roster, coach Rich Valdez is prepared to lead the White River High girls wrestling team into a campaign of high hopes. Expectations are bred from success and the Hornet girls are no strangers to competing among the state’s best. White River took fourthplace honors at last season’s Class 2A state tourney. “We are looking to improve upon that and keep building our program,” Valdez said. “There is a strong tradition of wrestling here at White River and we want to help keep that tradition strong and thriving” Sam Mitchell, now a senior, heads this year’s crop of girl grapplers, having fought her way to third-place state honors a season ago. Also a

veteran of the state tourney is senior Dylan Fagan, who claimed fifth place with a pin in her final match of last year’s state tournament. Another qualifier for last year’s Mat Classic, Morgan Shirey, is back for another season of mat competition. Having a large contingent of returnees gives the program a boost. “Most of them were here last year and witnessed the level of commitment and hard work it takes to be successful on the women’s wrestling scene,” Valdez said. “We feel like we’re in a pretty good environment to put a top team on the mat this year.” Boys Wrestling White River High kicks off another wrestling season with a state placer on its roster – senior Chris Skinner – and a regional championship on its resume. The regional title came last season and resulted in six Hornets earning berths into the Class 2A state tournament. Skinner was the only one advancing to the medal round, where he placed sixth at 182 pounds. The good news for White River wrestling fans is four of the six are back for another campaign. Aside from Skinner, state tournament veterans include Brandon Short, Trevor Kurtz and Carl Klein.

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Perry Rockwood returns to lead the EHS Hornets from his point guard spot. Rockwood averaged in double figures last year and was an honorable mention selection on the all-league team. File photo

ENUMCLAW FROM 8 averaged eight points and five rebounds last year in league and eight points and six rebounds overall. During the offseason Rademacher played Amateur Athletic Union basketball. “We expect him to be more consistent this season, as well as be one of the top players in the league,” Hall said. This teams looks ready to break out and challenge for the top spot in the league. Enumclaw hosts White River at 7 p.m. Thursday. Girls Basketball The Enumclaw High girls basketball team is back on the court with a large group of seniors looking to post big numbers in the win column.

Last season the girls went 14-6 and made the postseason, losing in overtime by one point in district play. The experience should prove valuable in upcoming games. Coach Beth Madill said all five starters from last year’s team are back, “and (we) are anticipating and hoping for a great season.” Among the many girls to watch are Katie Holland, a first-team all-league selection as a junior; Hannah Calvert, a second-team allleague pick as a junior; and Calli Remitz, who garnered honorable mention honors. “These girls play so well together and that is what will make us a successful team,” Madill said. “We have multiple players that can step up on any given night. The balance and chemistry between this group of girls is our strength going into this season.” Enumclaw travels to White River for a 7 p.m. game today, Wednesday. Girls Wrestling

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The EHS girls wrestling team features three returnees who placed in the Class 3A state tournament last year. The Hornets tied for 11th in state and won the state academic team championship in 2011/12. The three returning stars are Danielle Cormier, who finished seventh in state; Jade Paterson, fifth in state; and KC Moulden. whose only loss last year was to the state champion Laura Charboneau. Moulden’s career record is 23-3 while Paterson is a three-time state medalist who was fourth in 2009 and fifth the past two seasons. Other returning Hornets include Kristen Green, 118 or 124 pounds, Chantal Capps at 235 and Raquel Cormier at 137 or 145. New wrestlers include Jaelyn Hobert at 118 and Ally Smith at 155.

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Support is provided for breast cancer screening By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

Looking to improve the health of low-income women throughout the Plateau, a second mammogram screening event is being planned at St. Elizabeth Hospital for late January. The first such event, which took place Aug. 21 and provided services to 15 women, was hugely successful, according to

St. Elizabeth President Donna Russell-Cook and Shelly Pricco, director of patient care services. What makes the mammogram effort special is that it’s free to women in need, funded through donations from the community. The first event was supported by the Franciscan Foundation and now the push begins to bring Plateau donors into the picture. The sec-

ond mammogram event was recently boosted by a $1,007 contribution from The Courier-Herald, which generated money through advertising sales into a special Women in Business section in the newspaper. The section ran during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in an edition printed entirely on pink paper in support of the nationwide cause. Additional money was

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St. Elizabeth President Donna Russell-Cook accepts a check from Courier-Herald sales manager Scott Gray. The money will help pay for mammograms for low-income women. Photo by Martha Boston. generated through a second annual Bras for the Cause fundraiser sponsored by the Enumclaw Senior Center, High Point Village and St. Elizabeth. Money also will be raised later this month during the Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation’s annual Holiday Fantasy

dinner/auction. The free screening events are designed to serve 15 women and the total cost runs between $4,000 and $5,000. Pricco points out that screening for breast cancer is less common in rural areas for a variety of reasons. At St. Elizabeth,

they’re attempting to reverse that trend. Statistics show the success of early detection. When breast cancer is found in its early stages and treated, the survival rate is 96 percent after five years. When detected at a late stage, the survival rate is 21.3 percent.

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Virginia Mae Peterson (Johnson), Nov 13, 1925- Nov 18, 2012, passed away peacefully in her home last Sunday. She moved to Gig Harbor in 2008 to be near her daughter, but loved her longtime home on Initial Ave in Enumclaw where she and her husband Palmer lived for 60 years.

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Dear Friends, When I was a young boy growing up in Enumclaw, I don’t remember going out of town to shop. I do remember “going downtown” to run errands and pick up our needed items with my mom. We would stop at Pohlman’s Variety store (current Porter Antiques and Collectibles former Lindon Bookstore), Steve’s Five and Dime (Bridget’s Boutique) and Sunrise Pharmacy (former Café Panini). We would pick up our orders that came in from Montgomery Ward (Courier Herald) or Sears (The Parlor Room). I loved stopping at the Mighty Nice Bakery (This and That) for a fresh pastry. I loved hearing the creaky wooden floors when I walked into Mighty Nice and I’ll never forget the aroma of fresh baked pastries. You would see your friends and neighbors doing their shopping and errands. I remember shaking the hand of Superintendent Tom Poe. As a little boy, he looked so big. I remember running into Monsignor Farrelly who had walked two blocks down from the Catholic Church (located at the site of the GRCC building). He wore his full black robe with his rosary dangling at his side. He always gave me and any child he saw a tootsie roll. I remember standing patiently at my mom’s side while she seemed to talk “with everyone”. On Halloween evening, about a 1000 kids plus their families strolled up and down Cole Street going from business to business receiving a “treat” for Halloween. I didn’t hear of any of our students receiving a “trick.” After continuous rain for many hours prior to the 4:00 start time, it was dry for the two hours of downtown trick or treating which made this experience even more pleasant. As I walked up and down Cole Street several times chatting with families and students, I couldn’t help but think of Superintendent Poe, Monsignor Farrelly and my mom. We are a fortunate school district to have our business community create such a fun and safe venue for our students to receive some Halloween treats. If you haven’t been to downtown Enumclaw or the shops by the Black Diamond Bakery, I would encourage you to do so. In this month of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the direct and indirect ways our local businesses support our students and school district.

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For those of you who are thinking about or currently involved with your children in the beyond EHS transition process, here are a few things that you might find helpful in preparing your child to make an informed decision about his/her future: • Make visitations to college campuses and technical schools. Like reading to your child, it’s never too early to start. Make a day trip to walk around a campus, go to the college bookstore and have lunch in their student union center. • Conduct web searches on university and technical schools and/or military organizations and search their offerings, degrees and certifications. Often you are able to put your child’s name on a mailing list. • Find out any prerequisites that your child will need in order to be accepted into a university, technical school or the military. What entrance tests need to be taken? Are their certain course requirements (for example: number of years of a foreign language)? Some of these decisions need to occur far before a senior year. • If you are looking outside the state of Washington, make a contact with the school’s or military’s regional representative. Make sure they have contact information for your child. • Contact the university your child plans to attend for financial aid information, how to complete the FAFSA forms, and find out what scholarships may be available. Often, to be considered for academic scholarships, a student must apply early in his/ her senior year. Deadlines vary with schools, but usually fall in November. Also, visit a bank or lending institution regarding college loans. • ACT and SATs can be taken late in a student’s junior year so test scores are available for applications. • If you are applying for college, explore what the “common application” looks like. Many universities are using this single application form that can be easily looked at by our underclassmen so they can see what is being asked. • Some prestigious universities ask for a high school’s profile. This profile contains specific data points that universities are looking for. Our Enumclaw High School profile can be accessd in the EHS Main Office, through our EHS Counselors or downloaded from our district website. http://www.


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Schools all over our district honored our veterans with all-school assemblies!

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Thanksgiving Baskets Peyton Anderson EHS leadership; Junior Thanksgiving Baskets committee member Once again, the EHS leadership program has been blessed with the opportunity to serve our community through assisting with the school district’s annual Thanksgiving Baskets project. Students on the committee, led by Taylor Coppertino, were made busy last week, as they traveled during class to the district office to pick up donations to store in a classroom at the high school. The following week will consist of organizing the donated food items into categories and assembling the baskets to be picked up by families on the 19th. Any additional items will then be donated to either Black Diamond or Enumclaw food banks. With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we have a lot to be thankful for, from the outstanding administrators within the Enumclaw School District, to a community that is willing to give and accept help in times when it is needed. We truly appreciate the assistance of everyone who has contributed to this program. As young children, many of us were uninterested in the act of giving, for it meant that we would have less; but the simple and indescribable truth behind giving is that often times you end up with more of what really matters. You walk away feeling love for humanity, compassion derived from empathy, and a sense of purpose, knowing that you have contributed towards bettering the life of another. This Holiday season, the Enumclaw High School leadership team challenges you to embrace the act of giving. Many view this time of year as a chance to receive, when in reality the best kind of gift is derived from a selfless heart. It’s a difficult concept to grasp for many, but the result of happiness and fulfillment will be more than enough to convince you, if you just give it a try.

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On November 8th, the Washington State Patrol brought their MIDU and Sgt. JP McAuliffe from the Impaired Driving Section to educate students on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reports that in 2010, nearly 25% of fatal crashes in King County involved a distracted driver.

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What Half-day Release Thanksgiving Holiday – District Office Closed Westwood Music Extravaganza at 6:30 pm EHS Play: Almost, Maine Early Release Day – Staff Collaboration Board Work Study at Black Diamond Elementary – 6:30 pm Magic Strings Concert – EHS Auditorium at 7:00 pm Black Diamond Winter Concert & PTA Bake Sale at 6:30 pm Early Release Day – Staff Collaboration EHS Winter Band Concert at 7:00 pm EHS Winter Choir Concert at 7:00 pm Westwood PTO Board Meeting at 3:45 pm Black Diamond Winter Concert & PTA Bake Sale at 6:30 pm Early Release Day – Staff Collaboration Board Meeting at District Office – 6:30 pm Thunder Mt. Holiday Program – 7:00 pm Half-Day Release district/calendars.aspx CONTACT US… Enumclaw High School (Grades 9-12) 226 Semanski Street South, Enumclaw WA 98022 Jill Burnes, Principal Paul Iacobazzi, Assistant Principal Kevin Smith, Assistant Principal & CTE Director Caspar vanHaalen, Assistant Principal Kevin Smith, Athletic Director 360.802.7669 • Fax: 360.802.7676 Enumclaw Middle School (Grades 6-8) 550 Semanski Street South, Enumclaw WA 98022 Steve Rabb, Principal Will Osborn, Dean of Students 360.802.7150 • Fax: 360.802.7224 Thunder Mt. Middle School (Grades 6-8) 42018 264th Avenue SE, Enumclaw WA 98022 Virginia Callison, Principal Chad Davidson, Dean of Students 360.802.7492 • Fax: 360.802.7500 Black Diamond Elementary (Grades K-5) 25314 Baker Street, Black Diamond WA 98010 Gerrie Garton, Principal 360.802.7570 • Fax: 360.802.7610 Byron Kibler Elementary (Grades K-5) 2057 Kibler Avenue, Enumclaw WA 98022 Julene Miller, Principal 360.802.7263 • Fax: 360.802.7300

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By appearing at local schools, business safety fairs, and other community functions, the Washington State Patrol can speak directly on distracted and impaired driving issues and the dangers they present to the citizens of our state. This hands-on distracted driving demonstration provided a safe but realistic experience to our students that all drivers can learn from.

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is coming and those white flies, aphid and leaf-chomping green worms are going to die. Let Mother Nature take care of the bugs. Do not put rock salt on your pathways to keep them free of ice. Salt on pathways will wash off into flower beds, killing all living things. When ice coats your walkways and you expect holiday guests, use


vias in the spring and then shorten them to just above the joint where the growth is sprouting. Do not fertilize your roses, your rhodies, your lawn or your perennials. This is the dormant season. You want your plants to sleep through the worst of it and feeding them now would not only be a waste of money but could keep them awake. Do not water the lawn, the shrubs or the potted



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The season has come for wassailing and decking halls. There have been subtle hints of the onset of Christmas during the past few weeks, but once we’ve eaten our way through Thanksgiving and battled our way through Black Friday, there can be no doubt the holiday has landed. It’s also the time of year when someone will take up the crusade to “Put Christ back into Christmas.” I applaud the sentiment, but if that means going head-tohead with the larger culture’s perception of the holiday, I’m not sure I’m ready to take up that banner. The culture at large has been redefining the holiday for some time. The days when nativity displays appeared at the mall and religious carols were sung in every public school are long gone. Most folks today envision Christmas as a collection of red-nosed reindeer, mistletoe and maxed-out credit cards. The announcement of angelic choirs to poor-shepherds-in-fields-as they-lay has become a subtext at best. So how should the faithful Christian celebrate the holiday? Should we follow the general trend and mix together the religious and the secular? Should we dust off the old poster of Santa kneeling at the crèche? A wise man of faith once told me a truism which I have subsequently passed on to my children: there are actually two holidays at this time of year; one is religious and the other is secular. The unfortunate thing is that they both bear the same name. We are free to celebrate and observe both. The trick is to not to confuse them. To cram the good news of God invading earth as a baby into the frenzy of Santa arriving in a helicopter is to confuse the holidays. It also dumbs down the church’s proclamation. I’m not sure we in the church actually want the larger culture to cram Christ back into its celebration of Christmas; I’m not sure we want to entrust the radical grace of the gospel to the secular holiday. Such attempts often leave us with a saccha-

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Recognizing someone in need is not always easy, especially for people who aren’t used to asking for help and who desperately want to make it on their own. The stories that the staff and volunteers at Plateau Outreach Ministries hear every day are rarely the same. Each person coming through our door is unique and the assistance we provide is meant to help that individual reach and maintain a more stable situation. Here is an example of just one day at POM. A young woman came for our holiday food bank. She was just released from the hospital and has two young children at home. In addition to regaining her health, she is doing all she can to stabilize her life. She is thoughtful about using the limited resources she has, but using the food bank allows her to stretch her income to meet housing and utility bills. An elderly woman needs help with transportation to several doctors’ appointments in Tacoma and Seattle. We provide assistance with bus tickets and gas vouchers. A man returned to the only hometown he knows after leaving a broken relationship. He left all he owned with his wife and children in California so they would not go without. He came into Plateau Outreach with only the clothes on his back. He is confident that he can get a job, so he said that a few nights on the street are OK. We helped him with a long-term housing solution, provided vouchers to “shop”

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less criminal nailed to a cross. That’s the way the almighty chose to be revealed. At Christmas, God comes in weakness, not as a vindictive judge, but as a newborn child, dirty diapers and all. The purpose of this incarnation is to bring a message of reconciliation and hope to a broken, violent world. This astounding love and amazing grace gets lost in the assault of shoppers and television holiday specials.

This year I will join with my family around the Christmas tree, sharing gifts and maybe even drinking some wassail. I have no problem celebrating the secular holiday with all its trappings. Yet for people of faith, the heart of the season is found in the other Christmas, the first one, where we are encountered by a God of love who gives it all away for the cosmos. It is here that the hopes and fears of all the years are met.

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All prices plus applicable tax, license and a negotiable dealer documentary fee up to $150 may be added to the sale price or capitalized cost. All vehicles are subject to prior sale and one at the sale price unless otherwise stated. One advertised sale vehicle per household. No dealer purchases allowed. Pictures are for illustration purposes. Dealer is not responsible for typographical errors. Advertised specials my not be combined with other offers. Subject to prior sale.Trade in figures subject to our appraisal. See dealer for details. +EPA hwy miles. All specials APR’s with approved credit. All 2010 or newer vehicles pre-owned. Ad expires 11/30/12.

Enumclaw Courier-Herald, November 28, 2012  

November 28, 2012 edition of the Enumclaw Courier-Herald

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