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Veteran pushes for joint war memorial Dave Schmidt, a Marine veteran, supports the building of a joint American/ Vietnamese memorial in Auburn. ROBERT WHALE,

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The Auburn City Council meeting had reached that point where anyone in the audience with something to say is invited to come forward and say it. A thick set man with a gray beard,

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leaning on a wooden cane, got up. The man gave his name: retired Marine First Sgt. David Schmidt, E-5. Served two tours in Vietnam between 1965 and 1969. Retired from the Corps in April of 1985. Suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Is 100-percent disabled.

Then Schmidt made a heart-felt plea to the council. “Let ’em have this,” Schmidt said. “This” is the memorial that former South Vietnamese soldiers hope to build in Veterans Memorial Park, [ more MEMORIAL page 8 ]

Scout Troop 401 celebrates 90 years By SHAWN SKAGER sskager@auburn-reporter.com

A racetrack for Thoroughbreds made room for players of all ages, shapes and size in a massive basketball tournament last weekend. More than 1,000 players and 260 teams from throughout the Pacific

Northwest competed in the inaugural Emerald Downs 3-On-3. Teams occupied 29 half-courts sprinkled throughout the north parking lot. Shawn skager, Auburn Reporter

AUBURN’S AUGUST MINI MADNESS Inaugural Emerald Downs 3-On-3 hoops tourney a rousing success Dribbledrive: Erin Jones, 42, right, defends Taylor Wofford, an Auburn Riverside grad. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter

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parking lot for the inaugural EmD 3-On-3 basketball tournament. Boys and girls, men and women competed for titles in 29 divisions. Erin Jones, 42, came all the way from Lacey to compete with her Divine ICE teammates, Denisha Saucedo, Rebecca Frazier and Marla Klein, in the College Women’s Division. [ more 3-ON-3 page 8 ]

For 90 years, Boy Scout Troop 401 has been an integral part of the Auburn community, providing young scouts with the tools and framework needed to transition into the future leaders of society. The troop celebrated its anniversary with former scouts, members of the current troop and visiting dignitaries at Messiah Lutheran Church last Saturday. Keynote speaker and Eagle Scout Rob McKenna, former Republican state attorney general, gubernatorial candidate and board member of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts, spoke about the importance of scouting.

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Troop 401’s oldest living Eagle Scout, Judge Eugene Otis, 90, was born the same year the troop was founded, in 1923. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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Latest count solidifies Backus, Partridge By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

The Nov. 5 Auburn mayoral election will be a showdown between Auburn City Councilmember Nancy Backus and fellow Councilmember John Partridge. In the latest combined King and Pierce counties results of the Aug. 6 primary, Backus garnered 47.6 percent of the vote and Partridge 37.5 percent. Iraq War

veteran Scot Pondelick had 14.6 percent. Partridge said he was “very encouraged” with the primary returns. “Taking on an entrenched political establishment isn’t easy. Looking at the combined totals, over 51 percent of the Auburn voters marked their ballots for a change at City Hall,” he said. “I’d like to thank everyone who has supported this

campaign. Seeing these results and believing we can get it done, I will continue to work hard and share my vision. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve our community as the next mayor.” In the primary for Auburn Council Position 4, the contest will be between Yolanda Trout and Auburn locksmith Frank Lonergan. In the latest count, Trout was leading the field by a healthy margin in the com-

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bined King and Pierce numbers with 47.3 percent of the vote, followed by Lonergan with 34.6 percent and Thomas Sauers with 18.1 percent.

traffic advisory From now through Sept. 5, construction of roadway and utility improvements related to the Green River Community College Expansion Project will require lane restrictions for east and west bound traffic on 320th Street Southeast from 120th Street Southeast and 124th Street Southeast. The hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The work will go on whatever the weather. Access to residences and the college within the project area will be maintained during construction, but expect delays. Alternate routes are advised.

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David or at the White House Communications Agency. They run annually to raise funds and awareness for veterans issues. Proceeds from the run will be donated to One Mind for Research, a nonprofit organization that supports the treatment and research of brain disease such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter

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Residents of local communities along the Interurban Trail turned out early Sunday morning to show support for the participants of the Always Brothers for One Mind Run fundraising event. In Auburn, Mayor Pete Lewis was among those who turned out after midnight, forgoing sleep to support the runners, who ran 100 miles from Seattle through Maple Valley, Black

An ethics panel in the Legislature wants to know how often five Washington state senators have accepted free meals from lobbyists. And lawyers are collecting records to include in a presentation to the board in September, Mike O’Connell, an attorney with the Legislative Ethics Board, recently told the Associated Press. The panel can administer fines, admonishments or updated guidance. The ethics complaint focused on the top five recipients reporters had identified, all of them RepubFain licans: Sens. Doug Ericksen, of Ferndale; Steve Litzow, of Mercer Island; Joe Fain, of Auburn; Mike Hewitt, of Walla Walla; and Mark Schoesler, of Ritzville. The Associated Press and a group of public radio stations months ago found that the state’s 50 most active lobbyists had treated legislators to $65,000 in free meals in the first four months of 2013. Washington ethics law forbids public

officials from accepting free meals on more than “infrequent occasions,” but that rule is not clearly defined. One common complaint of those under the microscope – that the costs of the meals are reported in the aggregate, so that a legislator whose meal may cost $8 is averaged with another’s that may have cost $50. “There are a lot of inconsistencies in the way that these disclosure reports are generated, and that’s a problem,” Fain said. “And it’s one that I think the legislature should and will address in he next session …The thing that should come out of this –  and I will push so it does come out of this – is that the system changes so it provides accurate information and greater transparency,” Fain said. Seattle salesman Richard Hodgin, who filed the ethics complaint, told the AP it was clear that lawmakers were violating the ethics law. Officials also were examining the issue of per diems. Lawmakers continued accepting full per diems even while they got free meals.


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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 9 and 13:

Aug. 9 Dog breakout: 9:42 a.m., 2535 26th St. SE. Two fenced dogs broke through on to the other side, that is, into the yard of the none-too-happyabout-it neighbor. The owners got the dogs back, with accessorizing infractions.

www.auburn-reporter.com Trespassing: 11:34 a.m., 1100 Auburn Way S. For dirty deeds undisclosed, police gave a man the fiveyear “scramola” from Les Gove Park. Felony eluding: 4:05 p.m., 28400 124th Avenue SE. An officer tried to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation but the guy failed to yield and got away during the ensuing short pursuit. Theft: Overnight, 5100 block of Kersey Way Southeast. Somebody stole heavy equipment batteries from their owner.

Aug. 11 Theft: 9:30 a.m., 29330 block of

140th Avenue Southeast. Somebody stole a well pump. Disorderly conduct: 11:35 a.m., 520 block of 12th Street Southeast. A man reported ongoing loud and harassing noise and music from a neighborhood church. Street racing: 2:51 p.m., 3500 block of Auburn Way North. Police busted two people for street racing. One of them had a suspended license. Bike theft and exchange: 3:04 p.m., 1463 8th St. NE. Somebody stole a bicycle but left another in its place.

Theft of rocks: 6:58 a.m., 5200 block of South 297th Place. A man called to complain that somebody had stolen three rocks from his front porch.

Aug. 12 Vandalism: 8:45 a.m., 1620 block of Riverview Drive Northeast. Vandals sprayed a number of cars with red paint. Vandalism: 8:50 a.m., 30900 block of 124th Avenue Southeast. Vandals hit Lea Hill Elementary School over the weekend, as follows: shot 37 windows with BB/pellet guns; smashed a large window; and spray

painted graffiti in the covered outdoor basketball courts. Animal problem: 9:11 a.m., 16000 block of 60th Street East. Sumner Veterinary Hospital accidentally took in two stray cats from Auburn, so the kitties got a ride to Auburn Valley Humane Society for safekeeping. Assist: 6:12 p.m., 12300 block of Southeast 310th Lane. Fireworks started a small brush fire, so police called in the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Aug. 13 Vandalism: 2:43 a.m., 2120 Auburn Way N. A male – age not given – damaged a natural gas pipe.

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Partridge primed to lead Auburn into a new era The citizens of Auburn can be very proud, especially those who voted in the recent primary election, as it has been a long time since we had enough people willing to file for office, making a primary necessary. Four years ago, John Partridge broke the mold by running for City Council against a longtime councilmember, and winning. John believes, as do I, that our government system needs to be open, that qualified candidates should be encouraged to run for office in order to keep all levels of our government representative of our citizens. We no longer can expect that candidates will be “designated heirs” when a councilmember retires, or when a vacancy occurs mid-term, the appointee will automatically be chosen as the candidate. Thank you, John, for modeling the pathway for more citizens to serve our community. We all know that John was instrumental in gathering people with the common interest in establishing the Auburn Valley Humane Society, and his leadership has proven invaluable. He helped coordinate the community interests with the City interests, and we now have a place for homeless animals and our own animal control officer. A host of volunteers continues to make the humane society a viable part of Auburn. Thank you, John.

Letters policy The Auburn Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. Deadline for letters to be considered for publication is 2 p.m. Tuesday. One of the issues that John believes is vital to our community is having a local judge. Unfortunately, he was the only vote on the council to keep Pat Burns here as our local judge. It is so important for our local law enforcement and citizens to know that the judicial system is familiar with our citizens and their concerns. Now, rather than a local judge, someone from some part of King County, other than Auburn, makes judicial decisions about our citizens. I, for one, do not like seeing a King County officer smoking in front of our Justice Center, and should I have to go to court again, I would hope the Auburn citizens have a judge elected by the citizens. The majority of the 45 years we have lived in Auburn we have lived next door to some member of the Partridge family. We were delighted when John and Shirlee moved

next door, and it has been a privilege to watch their lovely daughters grow into such outstanding young women. We couldn’t have better neighbors. During the general election there is more than one candidate running for each local office. We urge all our citizens to get to know all the candidates and decide which one will bring the perspective Auburn needs. The preliminary results indicate that almost half the voters in Auburn welcome some changes in our City government. We believe John Partridge is the person who will lead Auburn successfully into a new era. – Kathy and Charlie Clarke

Support Backus for next mayor It is sometimes difficult to decide who to vote for if you don’t know the person, so get involved in Auburn, find places where you can volunteer and participate in programs offered … it’s helped me meet Nancy. I watched how she presented herself, how she worked and interacted with people. I learned that Nancy Backus was a gracious, giving person with a soft approach, kind words and a strong belief in what should and could work. Her manner in dealing with people drew them in to the issues, and with a team approach, worked on moving forward. Nancy listens – not to herself first – but to those around her. [ more letters page 6 ]


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She believes that “we are all smarter together.” She believes change comes with consensus. She believes that the work begins and ends with her taking the first step. I have never seen Nancy frazzled. I’ve seen moments of frustration, then a deep breath, questions start, conversation ensues, a decision forms, tasks are chosen, a solution is found and accomplished. Nancy’s financial background brings strength to watch the “bottom line” and experience on balancing large numbers for large projects. Nancy is a negotiator. This is critically important for a city that has a second nation, a railroad contingent and a state entity that manages the highway

– Debbie Christian

Backus needs to bring fresh ideas I want to congratulate all the candidates who ran in the primary, whether it be for a City Council position or for mayor. By the results of the primary for mayor, it looks as if Nancy Backus is going to be Auburn’s next mayor. Let’s hope she’s up to the task. I’m personally hoping she has some fresh ideas and we don’t have another four years of “Lewis-type government.” She’s got to listen to what the people want and then apply that information to a practical means of achieving that goal. Despite the outcome of the primary, John Partridge has a chance, but he’s got to really get out there and give it his “all.” Who knows? He just

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running through town. Working with, and not against, these factors are key to Auburn’s success. Auburn can’t move if there is contention in the ranks of council, city staff, or even with the mayor. This doesn’t mean there aren’t “discussions”, but those discussions happen in committee meetings where the ideas get challenged and aired out. On the council floor, respect for the person, the people and the plan is displayed. Choose the independence of a servant leader who listens and brings together multi-faceted people and groups to accomplish a common goal. Choose Nancy Backus for Auburn mayor.

We hosted a National Night Out event at our house (on Aug. 6). And while we wish we had a better response from our neighbors, we could not be more pleased with the City of Auburn. Communication with Duanna Richards, Neighborhood Programs manager, and Kirsten Reynolds, Human Services specialist, was thorough and prompt. [ more LETTERS page 7 ]


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The Pacific City Council is back at full strength with Monday’s appointment of Katie Garberding to fill Mayor Leanne Guier’s vacant Position 4 seat. The council voted 6-0 to appoint Garberding to the position, which became vacant when Guier was appointed mayor, replacing the recalled former mayor, Cy Sun, in July. Garberding, a regular at City Council meetings, was a vocal opponent of Sun.

[ STODDERT from page 5 ] After purchasing financial products, usually poor quality, from the poacher, the claimant appears eligible for the VA, but not for Medicare. So when the vet or spouse could have gotten help from the VA and Medicare, they are still left with only the lesser paying VA to help pay their medical bills. Experience has taught Joel Estey of King County Veteran Services and Cindy Kartes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both ethical service officers, that too often the business-person will try to qualify a veteran or widow for a VA pension,

[ LETTERS from page 5 ] They made planning the event easy. They were organized, so picking up the banner and City-furnished “freebies” and balloons was simple. A Boy Scout even carried the case of water to my car. We were honored to have Dan Heid, City attorney, Daryl Faber, director of Parks, Police Chief Bob Lee, and DARE Officer Jessica Smith as our guests. They were all friendly, courteous and easy to talk with. Even though there were 60 events going on citywide, they did not make us feel like they were rushing to move on to the next one on the list. They answered questions and directed us on where to turn for follow up. When someone is “just doing their job”, you can tell when they would rather be someplace else. But these officials seemed genuinely eager to hear about the things that were important to our neighborhood.

“The lady has shown up for council meetings and workshops and has been in attendance for the last year and a half or two years,” Councilmember Clint Steiger said. “She has shown great interest, and none of the other candidates who applied have been there as much as her. “It will be a short term, four or five months, so this gives her some exposure and experience working on the council, so she can decide if she wants to continue doing it in the future,” Steiger said. “The main reason

when they were also qualified for much better paying benefit programs such as Service Connected Compensation (S/C comp) and the Dependants Indemnity Compensation (DIC). The false advocate does not discuss these programs, because there is no financial payoff they can exploit. “The claimant is left humiliated” wrote Dick Sayre, a Spokane attorney, in the Elder Newspaper for Thurston County. Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General posted a website – www.atg.wa.gov/ VeteranMilitaryResources. aspx#. – as an aid for the veteran community. The Thank you, City. Things like this are what makes Auburn a great place to live, work, and play. – Ian and Cindy Barnette

Thank you, Pacific citizens On behalf of the recall committee, Jim Pickett, Tracey Apata and myself, we are grateful for the support of the citizens of Pacific who volunteered, supported and most of all, voted for or against their candidates. This year the citizens will be choosing four council positions and exercising their free right to vote wisely. We have one more issue to deal with, and again we are asking for your help. Jeff Helsdon, attorney at law, did a marvelous job for us, and he earned his pay in full. At this time we are short, a little under $1,700 in paying him in full. Therefore, we have

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was her showing up for the meetings, that’s why I voted for her.” Garberding also has been active in the community, helping to lead a campaign last summer to fund the repair of the light fixture illuminating the flagpole at City Hall. Because of the results of the recent primary vote for the open seat, Steiger also voted for Garberding over two of the other candidates who applied, Vic Kave and Dave Stookey. The seat will be contested in the Nov. 5 general election, giving voters the option of voting for

VA has all its information at www.va.gov or www.vba. va.gov. You can also call 1-800-827-1000 and speak to a VA employee; the best time is after 5 PM, Monday to Friday. VA services are always free, never a charge or fee, no strings attached. Should you have a complaint, visit www.atg.wa.gov/FileAComplaint.aspx. Fergusson and his conscientious staff have aggressively watched these organizations and want to hear from victims.

Kave or Guier, who both moved on from the Aug. 6 primary. Stookey also was a candidate but was knocked out of the race with his third-place finish. “I feel they were all great applicants,” Steiger said. “We didn’t want to interfere with the voters, though. Appointing Kave would be like free advertising for his campaign, and the voters already knocked Stookey out.” Garberding’s appointment expires Dec. 31, after which either Guier or Kave will assume the position.

[ nickel from page 1 ] “Our Nickel advertising clients will certainly see benefit of having their advertising message delivered directly to homes. And our readers will no longer have to remember to pick up a Little Nickel at a rack. This change just makes sense,” said Gloria Fletcher, Sound Publishing president. Little Nickel rack distribution will be eliminated. Sound Publishing has established five zones in King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties to give

Thom Stoddert, SFC. U.S. Army, ret., is a staff writer for the Veterans’ Voice. Reach him at 360-239-1925 or StoddertWork@gmail.com.

Guier was unable to withdraw her name from the ballot after she was appointed mayor. If she wins the majority of the vote in the general election, She will have the option of resigning as mayor and returning to her council seat, or refusing to sign the oath of office for the seat and remaining mayor. If she remains mayor, the council will be tasked with appointing someone to the seat. The council also appointed two residents, Kerry Garberding and DuWayne Gratz, to vacancies on the City’s park board.

people a wide range of options for their advertising. Each zone’s circulation is between 50,000 and 80,000. Advertisers will be able to place ads in any or all zones and/ or in individual Sound Publishing newspapers. As part of the business change, the Little Nickel offices in Everett, Tacoma and Portland will be closed. Many Little Nickel employees will be retained and move into other Sound Publishing offices throughout the Puget Sound area.

The third annual “See Ya Later” Tour Golf Tournament is 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. The event includes 18 holes of golf, catered dinner and a silent raffle. Registration and lunch begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Dinner and a silent raffle begins at 6:30 p.m. Funds from the event will help finance the SYL Foundation’s Seeds of Hope Families. Register online at seeyalater. org. For more information, call 253-332-5144 or email Brian. Williams@SeeYaLater.org.

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scheduled another yard sale for the weekend of Aug. 24-25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Again, all items will be donated and all purchases will be by donation only. We will be at the same location as the last sale, 105 Third Ave. SW, Pacific. Your involvement again will be greatly appreciated. We will be inviting all the council candidates to join us to allow you to meet them and ask questions face to face. Please come and join us. – Don Thomson

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[8] August 16, 2013 [ MEMORIAL from page 1 ] a stone’s throw from the established memorial honoring veterans of the U.S. armed services. Not all of Auburn’s veterans agree with him. Many of his former comrades in arms, with vivid memories and passions of their own about that war, are dead set against the memorial there. They want no part of the defunct South Vietnam flag flying anywhere near the American flag. Some still bear anger and carry unhealed wounds from the war, insisting that too many betrayed South Vietnamese betrayed them. Such was not Schmidt’s experience. He described the bravery of the South Vietnamese soldiers he had known. Especially that of the radio operator whose head, mere inches from his own, was blown off by a shell in battle. The South Vietnamese lost their country in that war, Schmidt repeated: “Let them have this.”

[ 3-ON-3 from page 1 ] “We lost our first game by one point and then haven’t lost a game since,” said Jones, a former college (Bryn Mawr) and professional (Mexico City) basketball player. “(It) really stinks because now we have to fight our way through the losers’ bracket. So we have five games today.” For Jones, who helped organizers attract many of the female players for the event, the EmD 3-On-3 was a rousing success. “I love it, I wish they’d do it every year,” she said. “I didn’t want to promote it too much at first because I hadn’t experienced it yet, but I’d say now that this is as well organized as (the Spokane) Hoopfest. I hope it expands for next year and they do it annually. I think

www.auburn-reporter.com When he finished, tears stood in many eyes. At Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, two veterans, neither of whom knew Schmidt or his feelings about the memorial, asked him what he thought about it. Determined to avoid an argument, Schmidt listened in respectful silence to what they had to say. If the memorial is allowed, one of the men said, what would stop Germans, or Japanese or Filipinos or Koreans, or anybody else for that matter, from putting up their own memorial in the park? Let the South Vietnamese find their own ground, he said. If the memorial goes up there, the man said, many veterans have already vowed they will never set foot in the park again. Later, Schmidt explained to the Auburn Reporter why he feels so strongly about the memorial. “It’s because I understand what the (South Vietnam veterans) are

going through. Here you have these guys that spent years in a concentration camp after the communists took over. They’re living in the United States now. Where else can they go? The cemeteries in Vietnam, if you fought for the South, they pretty much don’t exist anymore, or are overgrown. There’s not much there, no place for them to go and grieve. “And it’s the same way for me. There’s a lot of opponents against this. But if it were here, in the park, I’d have a place to come, too. If that memorial was in the park, I’d be here a lot during the week, just to sit. And not just me. I know a lot of GIs that are adamantly for the memorial. As many people as are against it, I believe that there’s more people for it. It helps to heal wounds. The Vietnamese are coming up with their own money to do it, all they need is a space to put it up in. It’s time to move on,” Schmidt said.

there are a lot of players on this side that would be interested in playing. “The competition level is higher than Hoopfest for me,” Jones added. “I think part of the reality for us in the women’s divisions in a hoopfest is that it’s broken into so many smaller divisions. Here we’re all grouped together, so you’re seeing the best players in the area playing.” In addition to two days of top-level basketball, spectators were treated to live entertainment, sampled food from local food trucks and enjoyed a cold one at the event’s beer garden. All this was made possible by local businesses, including sponsors such as Regence Health Care, Doxon Toyota, Olympic Eagle Distributing, Les Schwab, the City of Auburn and the

Auburn Tourist Board, as well as Sterling Athletics – which provided the game balls for the tourney. “The idea is to bring the community together and grow this,” said event coordinator Bob Fraser. “All of the baskets were made locally by Miller Fabrication, which designed and built them. Each court was sponsored by a business. And Mark Doxon, of Doxon Toyota, donated $10,000 to the Auburn Valley YMCA. A donation also was made by the tourney to the Aaron Brooks foundation.” Both days kicked off with a breakfast offering all-youcan eat pancakes for just $5, sponsored by the Auburn Rotary.

Auburn Days The community celebrated Auburn Days – a three-day festival – in the downtown last weekend. The traditional event celebrates the city’s life, music, love and laughter through its musicians, authors, poets, artists, athletes and future leaders. Above, members of the Auburn High School Class of 1963 march in the grand parade down Main Street last Saturday. Grand Marshall Bob Johnson, right, waves to the crowd from a fire truck. Other festival highlights included a Friday night Stampede Fun Run and Barbecue and a Good Ol’ Show and Shine Classic Car Show.

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U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert (R-Auburn, 8th District) had originally been slated to speak at the ceremony but was unable to attend. Reichert, however, did send along a transcript of a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, lauding the troop. “On this momentous occasion I’d like to personally thank Boy Scout Troop 401 for its outreach to the community and its service to the Auburn area,” Reichert said. “Each time I return to my district, Mr. Speaker, I am reminded of the incredible work of the Boy Scout troops in our communities. “For almost a century, Troop 401 has helped make the future leaders of this

country by combining educational opportunities with lifelong values of service, and ensuring they have fun in the process,” Reichert said. “Investing in our youth is the key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.” Reichert also sent an American flag that had been flown over the United States Capitol, in honor of the troop. Troop 401, in conjunction with its chartering partner, the Kiwanis Club of Auburn, has provided a scouting program since 1923 in the Cascade foothills community. It began as Troop 1 under Scoutmaster Harlan R. Stone more than 90 years ago.

Senior Patrol Leader Marshall Barnhart leads a ceremony as Auburn Boy Scout Troop 401 celebrates 90 years of service last Saturday. From left: TJ Snyder (American flag); Steven Ernst; Lee Vandeberg; Tyler Cushing (Washington flag); Gavin Skaar and Connor Whitlock (troop flag). RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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for having a heart attack or stroke by 4-5 times because of the tremendous strain on your heart. To your brain, it is the same as if someone was trying to strangle you multiple times per night. The following may indicate the presence of sleep apnea. If you or your bed partner notice one or more of the symptoms below, you should request that your physician refer you to a sleep specialist for further evaluation and a possible overnight sleep study: • Loud snoring • Snorting or choking sounds during sleep • Waking up with a sweaty head and neck • Headaches upon waking in the morning • Falling asleep or extreme drowsiness during the day • Drug resistant high blood pressure • Having to get up multiple times per night to go to the bathroom [ more DR. RICH page 11 ]


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www.auburn-reporter.com [ DR. RICH from page 10 ] Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in men than in women, especially after the age of 40. However, anyone can suffer from sleep apnea, including children and young adults. Obesity is strongly associated with OSA owing to the extra fat and tissue deposits in the neck that further block the airway. Other risk factors include smoking, alcohol use within three hours of bedtime, taking sedatives or tranquilizers and a family history of the condition.

Pre-registration and ticket sales are being taken for a new mother-son event called Ladies & Lil’ Gents. The event – coordinated by the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department – runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Les Gove Park Gymnasium. It’s a fun new “date night” option for moms and their little boys, 3-8 years of age. The gym will be set up

quences of untreated OSA. Most people are unaware that there is another treatment option. Since 2006, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended that a custom-made dental appliance be considered for the treatment of all early, and many moderate, cases of OSA. Although not as successful, it is also indicated for use in cases of severe OSA where the patient has tried and failed to use the CPAP machine. These dental devices have been used successfully on thousands of patients across the country.

They are small, effective and don’t require any electricity. However, many physicians have had no experience with them or don’t know of a properly-trained dentist in their area to refer patients to who may benefit from this treatment option. If you suspect you have OSA, or have further questions about how a dental device may successfully treat your OSA, please give our office a call. The device does require a prescription from an MD, as well as documentation of your OSA from an overnight sleep study. It is cov-

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Exhibit captures changing world of teens and their cars in 1950s, ‘60s By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

Tamba youth ambassadors got to feel what it’s like to be handcuffed by an Auburn Police officer, above. They also hopped on a powerful patrol motorcycle and checked a police vehicle. Mayor Pete Lewis and the group, below, tour City Hall. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

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stuff to know more about the GEAR LORDS, which formed to be a car club “for the good”, as opposed to rowdier car clubs like The Sheiks. “They were the good boys, they were not the drinking club, the carousing club,” Cosgrove said. “They had a band that traveled with them, The Epics, and they put on dances. They had a rule whereby if someone was stranded, they had to stop and give them (a GEAR LORDS’ card) and help them out.” Museum staff wondered if there would be enough to make an exhibit? Happily, surviving GEAR LORDS stepped forward with memorabilia: their gray blue jackets; a roster of names and photographs; calling cards. From there, Cosgrove said, the idea morphed to teens and cars, and “that whole change in dynamics that happened when you became ever-so-much-more independent in your dating experience and more private, and a different experience altogether when you had a car,” Cosgrove said. Grease Was the Word is on display through Nov 10.

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Jeff Metz may be a new face at Emerald Downs, but the 46-yearold Thoroughbred trainer is no stranger to horse racing. This season, after more than 20 years plying the Southern California and Phoenix horse racing circuit, the California native made the move north, bringing his string to Emerald Downs for his first season at the Auburn track. “The last three or four years I’ve been going to (Turf Paradise in) Phoenix. I had a second string there and every year has gotten better,” Metz said. “This year has been my best season there, and I decided to come to Emerald. I thought the horses would fit here and I could make an impact with the kind of horses we had. So I was hopeful that would work out.” Metz’s plan has worked out beautifully so far. He ranks second in the latest trainer standings for the meet, behind Frank Lucarelli, with 31 first-place finishes in 169 starts. And this Sunday, Metz looks to cap his first season in the Northwest with a win in the 78th running

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Life in horse racing: Trainer Jeff Metz is managing just fine, working horses at Turf Paradise in Phoenix and now, Emerald Downs. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3) with his entry, Why Not Be Perfect. Metz got his start in racing at a young age. “I grew up around it,” Metz said. “My parents had horses in Northern California, where I grew up. And then one summer when I was about 14, we went down to Del Mar and I said, ‘That looks like fun. I want to do that.’ ”

Metz soon was working out horses at Del Mar. At age 22 he began working as an assistant trainer for Bruce Headley and Dan Hendricks at Santa Anita. Metz took a break from training to get his degree in kinesthesiology and work as a teacher and coach at a middle school in San Dimas, Calif. “I did that for three years, then the horses lured me back,” he said.

“What I like is the competitive nature,” he said. “I love the animals and trying to figure out what makes them happy, what makes them tick and trying to bring out the best in every individual. I like the challenge of that.” This season, after wrapping up his best season at Phoenix, Metz made the move to Emerald Downs, shipping in 25 horses to start the 2013 meet. “I came for a visit in March and April and met everybody and kind of had a look around,” Metz said. “I really liked what I saw. I was surprised. The people, the facilities, it’s all been really nice. The people have been welcoming. They were [ more METZ page 16 ]

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On Sunday, Emerald Downs presents the 78th running of the $200,000 Grade III Longacres Mile. This year’s race features no returning champions, with 2009 winner Assessment coming out on the losing end of a draw to pick the 12th entry. The jockey field for the race features 2012 Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez, the world’s winningest jockey Russell Baze and three-time Mile winner Juan Gutierrez. Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, odds 1, Until You, David Martinez, Juan Guiterrez, 30-1; 2, Hoist, Michael Puhich, Mario Guiterrez, 20-1; 3, Politicallycorrect, Wesley Ward, Russell Baze, 7-2; 4, Gladding, Vann Belvoir, Dennis Carr, 10-4; 5, Stryker Phd, Margo Lloyd, Debbie Hoonan, 8-1; 6, Jebrica, Jim Penney, Isaias Enriquez, 12-1; 7, Golden Itiz, John W. Sadler, Gerry Olguin, 5-1; 8, Tres Barrachos, Michael Puhich, David Lopez, 10-1; 9, Why Not Be Perfect, Jeff Metz, Anne Sanguinetti, 15-1; 10, Herbie D, Robert Gilker, Amadeo Perez, 4-1; 11, Mr. Bowling, Michael Puhich, TBA, 6-1; 12, Winning Machine, Frank Lucarelli, Javier Mathias, 15-1.

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happy to see a new face and group of horses. A lot of times if you come in and things go really well for you, people really frown on it. But they’ve been different here, they’ve been really welcoming. Usually the target is on you when you’re doing well. But I’ve had a good meet so far, no complaints.” After the Emerald Downs session ends on Sept. 28, Metz plans to ship his string back down to Phoenix for the track’s Oct. 5 opening. He hopes to continue to race Phoenix and Emerald Downs in the future. “I think it’s a great mix,” Metz said. “There is about a two-week overlap at the end of Phoenix, but by that time you’re ready. That’s my plan for next year.” But first there is the little matter of the Mile. “I’ve been aware of the Mile,” Metz said. “A friend of mine from Southern California, Craig Dollase, has run in it with Awesome Gem (who won the mile in 2011). I’ve never really focused on it that much because, with the caliber of horses I had, I never really had one that was ready to go in a $200,000 race.” Until Why Not Be Perfect. “He won three stakes in Turf Paradise, one of them being in dirt at a mile,” Metz said. “He’s worked well on the track. He’s run third and fourth in some

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For more information, call 253-332-5144 or email Brian.Williams@SeeYaLater.org. Stuff the Bus Community in Schools Supply Drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24, Fred Meyer parking lot, 801 Auburn Way. Oneday school supply donation drive for Auburn students in need presented by Communities In Schools of Auburn. Bring your donation of any new school supply to fill up the school bus. Information: www.auburn.ciswa.org. Auburn Mountainview High School Bands Car Wash: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25, Jiffy Lube, 307 Auburn Way S. Support the school’s award-winning local musicians. Student-Account-Builder fundraiser helps students offset expenses throughout the year associated with participation in the AMHS Bands, including marching band camp, uniforms, special events, etc. Suggested donation $5. RoarOfTheLions.org. Teddy Bear Tea: Noon, Aug. 28, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Your child can bring their favorite teddy bear, have their photo taken with a big teddy bear and hear the story of “The Three Bears”. Enjoy lunch and refreshments, tour the Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse and grounds and explore the gift shop. Cost is $15 per person. Proceeds support the continuing restoration of this National Landmark, built by one of King County’s earliest and most influential pioneer families. Advance reservations are required. Please call 253-850-2777. For more information, visit www.neelymansion.org or our Facebook page at Neely Mansion Association.

Faith Luau Block Party: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 7, WestHill Church, 29926 37th Ave. S., Auburn. Community event in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of games, pony rides, inflatables and food such as Hawaiian-style Kalua pork. Free. For more information, contact Heidi Male at WestHillLuau@yahoo. com or www.westhillchurch.org.

Health Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28, GSA, 400 15th St. SW; 8:30-11 a.m. Aug. 28, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 31, The Outlet Collection, bus By Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way; 1-3, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 9, LDS, church gym, 625 M St. NE; noon-2 p.m., 2:45-6 p.m. Sept. 10, Auburn Adventist Academy, 5000 Auburn Way S. For more info, call 253-9458667 or please visit www.psbc.org. Living Tobacco-free Weekly Free Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, second floor, Heart Care Center classroom, 202 N. Division St. Free one-hour weekly support group meeting open to adults and teens wanting to quit tobacco, newly quit, struggling with relapse or helping a friend quit tobacco. For more information, contact Heidi Henson at 253-223-7538 or hhenson@seattleymca.org.

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Body & Mind Seminar: 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Sept. 14, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Looking for peace and harmony of body and mind? Session combines the Rev. Dr. Mark Unno’s Dharma’s “Path of Oneness and Great Compassion” with elements from the March Body & Mind seminar. Former BCA bishop, Rev Koshin Ogui, leads Zen Shin meditation. Movements in the Qi-Gong and Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat, rug or towel. Mail in registration and form by Sept 8 deadline to: White River Buddhist Temple; Sept. Body & Mind Seminar; P.O. Box 855; Auburn, WA 98071-0855. Limited to 45 students. More information available: www.wrbt.org or on Facebook (White River Buddhist Temple).

Auburn Performing Arts Center APAC, 206 E St. NE, Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, MondayThursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Up with People’s Voices: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday. Sept. 21. Featuring original and popular music, a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full-cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes. Voices is inspired and motivated by recent worldwide events and features medleys of popular music, international music and of course, Up with People original music. General admission is $20. Proceeds support Rotary Club-backed local charities. Order tickets at www.upwithpeople.org/auburn.

Clubs Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets Wednesdays, noon, in the banquet room at the Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Guests are welcome. Auburn Rotary is a member of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization. Auburn Noon Lions: Meets Tuesdays, noon, at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec Department, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St.

Network 3No Networking: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays. The Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships (IPZ No. 15 Auburn) offers weekly social opportunities designed to cultivate interaction and networking opportunities for Auburn businesses and organizations. Sessions rotate among four Auburn establishments: • Aug. 22 - Zola’s Café, 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. 3No Networking is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101. Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700. Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Register online through the chamber.

Reunions Kent-Meridian Class of 1973: 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Emerald Queen Casino Showroom, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma,. Celebration includes dinner buffet with cash bar. Grads and family are invited to kick off the day with a 10 a.m. tour of the high school as it is today. For more info, call 253-315-5277 or go to www. reunionsunlimited.com.

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Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets. com. Ave Kids, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: 2 p.m. Sept. 21. Two very enthusiastic Jules Verne fans tell the story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea like it’s never been told before. This is a fun, rollicking, familyfriendly adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. This production pulls its style influences from steampunk with a new and original set and puppet designs. Performed by Tears of Joy Theater. Tickets: $8. Ave Kids, Hilarious Harvest Magic Show: 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Audiences across the USA love Louie Foxx’s One-Man Side Show. Gasp as Louie makes his head shrink, balances a cup of water upside down and much more, all while making you laugh. Tickets: $8. KIDS SUMMERSTAGE SERIES The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department presents its eight-weeklong program at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, on Wednesdays at noon. For more information, call 253-9313043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/ events. Mixing free entertainment and park activities for kids and adults, the event features kid-friendly artists presenting afternoon concerts, as follows:

ELSEWHERE ASO’s Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm: 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s new outdoor summer chamber series. Program: White River Valley Historical Museum docents will give tours of the farm, including the fully restored house and barn beginning at 6 p.m. Wine will be available for purchase, and a shuttle transporting people to and from the parking lot will run one-half hour before concert start time and one-half hour after the concerts end. Concerts are festival seating, so blankets, baskets of food and low chairs are encouraged. Tickets, $17 adults, $10 students; festival Seating. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org. “Living Together”: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 15-17, Auburn Mountainview Theater, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. The Paul Fouhy-directed Auburn Mountainview Alumni Theater Company presents Alan Ayckbourn’s “Living Together” – part of the British playwright’s explosively hilarious trilogy, “The Norman Conquests.” Proceeds from ticket sales support the school’s drama students scholarship fund. Tickets $10. Summer Sounds & Cinema Series: Family-friendly outdoor entertainment, blockbuster movies, presented by the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department. Lineup: • 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. The Rae Solomon Band performs. The featured film is “Puss in Boots” (PG). Auburn’s King Solomon Lodge will provide free child ID kits at both evenings. Food concessions, operated by the Auburn Youth Council, will be available at the events for a nominal fee. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Additional summer event information can be found at www. auburnwa.gov/events. For more information, please contact the Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043. Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from

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HUGE COMMUNITY Garage Sale Saturday only! Rio Verde Mobile Estates Ladies Club Bazaar and Sidewalk Sale Fundraiser! Join us for a fun time shopping for good deals and a yummy lunch! Raffle, buy 3 tickets for $1 for a chance to win a great pr ize! Bake sale for those of us who like to eat homemade goodies. Homemade luncheon; sandwiches, pies, chips, and drinks. August 17th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Rio Verde Mobile E s t a t e s , 1 4 0 2 2 2 nd Street NE, 98002. Ever ything priced to sell!! Proceeds benefit local Auburn community and those less fortunate. Find what you need 24 hours a day.

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YARD SALE! Friday, August 16 th from 8 am - 4 pm. Teen clothing, board games, house hold items, bike and more! 554 Sorenson St, Copperwynd Neighborhood in Buckley, 98321. Enumclaw

40+ Family GarageBake- Flower- Sale for Adoption. Help us bring our new addition home from Uganda! F r i d a y - S a t u r d a y, 8/16-8/17, 9AM-4PM. Lots of baked goods (pies, cinnamon rolls, etc.), dahlia bouquets, indoor and outdoor furntiure, baby gear, t oy s , m e n / w o m e n / children/ baby clothing, household items, tools, electronics, scrapbooking,sporting goods. Basically, we have everything. 1005 McKinley St. ENUMCLAW

August 17th, 9am to 5pm. Misc items, fridge, mens, clothes, garden tools, card table, antique oak desk, 7x10 Turkish area rug, porcelin pedestle sink, etc 28307 SE Mud Mountain Road, Enumclaw. ENUMCLAW

AWESOME SALE! Quality baby and toddler clothing, house wares a n d d e c o r, l i k e n e w womens shoes and clothing, mens size 15 shoes & mens XXL clothing and much more! Friday & Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon located at 27930 SE 432nd St. FEDERAL WAY

C o l l e c t a bl e s, d i s p l ay cases, bookshelves, vintage phonagraphs, vintage signs, furn & lots more. Sat. August 17th, 8:30-5. 30045 16th Ave SW.

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will sell to the highest JUNK CARS & bidder at: 420 H Street TRUCKS N W, Au bu r n WA , o n 08/21/2013 at 1:00pm, inspection 11am. 253-335-1232 * PRO-TOW Auburn 1-800-577-2885 28 VEHICLES * PRO-TOW Maple Valley 5 VEHICLES Please go to Vehicles Wanted www.pro-tow.com and click on Auctions CASH FOR CARS! Any for a list of vehicles. Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running NOFFKE’S TOWING or Not. Sell Your Car or 1287 Valentine Ave Tr u c k T O D AY. F r e e SE, Pacific, WA 98047 Towing! Instant Offer: 253-850-0396 1-888-545-8647

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around the region. No cover. For more information, call 253-887-8530. Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. For more information, contact mcbreenpost@aol.com. Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

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Museums White River Valley Museum Located at 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Regular admission: $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Admission is free on Wednesdays and the fourth Sunday of the month. Call 253-2887433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for tickets and event information. EXHIBITS Grease Was the Word: Aug. 14Nov. 10. A look at the quickly changing world of teenagers and their cars in 1950s and ‘60s America. Like every generation of youth, these teens challenged the social norms of their parents, but they had an additional tool at their disposal: the readily available automobile. T:4.8”

MARY OLSON FARM PROGRAMS Located at 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for event information. Farm open hours: Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (through Aug. 24-25). Bring the whole family to see the beautiful landscape, meet animals and tour the fully restored farmhouse. Admission is free. Living History Day: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17, Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Explore turn of the century farm life with artisan, craft and farming demonstrations throughout the day. Free. No registration required.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the Good Citizenship Award to Ben Garcia, a 2013 Auburn High School graduate. Garcia received the award for his honor, service, courage, leadership, patriotism and for his Boy Scout Troop 341 Eagle Scout project, for which he researched and made three bat houses and restored benches at Neely Mansion. Hilda Meryhew (right), WSSDAR state historian and national defense chairman, Lakota Chapter, Auburn, presented the honor.

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Call to artists Auburn Valley Creative Arts seeks artists who would like to donate their works for its Oct. 19 fundraiser. Silent auction organizers are hopeful to have donated pieces valued at $100 or more. Donation deadline is Sept. 5. Artists will be given an itemized donation sheet for their records. All items will be kept in a safe place. The Auburn Valley Creative Arts Auction/Benefit runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Copper Falls Restaurant on the Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Tickets are available at the gallery, 108 S. Division St., Auburn. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Births MultiCare Auburn Medical Center GOASLIND Emily and Brandon, girl, Aug. 4 REYES-CRUZ/HERRIJON Maria and Jorge I, boy, Aug. 2 STEINMEYER/HARTZ Theresa and Bradley, boy, Aug. 2

Deaths Obituary list, Public Health – Seattle and King County vital statistics AUBURN AREA Cooper, Lucrella E., 82, Aug. 6 Coriell, Gloria E., 61, July 31 Grow, Maxine R., 95, Aug. 6 Henke, Norman E., 74, Aug. 4 Kinnear, Barbara L., 93, July 27 Parkinson, Virginia L., 64, July 31 Paulson IV, John N., 30, Aug. 3 Williams, Janica S., 51, July 30 Wyman, Jean L., 94, Aug. 6


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Thank you Auburn for participating in America’s Night Out Against Crime

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From the City of Auburn to the following Neighborhood Coordinators for all their help and support by hosting a National Night Out event in their neighborhood this year. Sandra Harley Kathy Swanson Laura Ranes & Ann Hart Darrell Corbin Celeste Taylor Anita Bradshaw & Jennifer Pitman Wanda Granquist & Yoland Trout Bob Baggett Lori Britton Kelly Bellisle Jodi Riker-Yap Debby Lowe Deyanna King Debbie & Dennis Stebly Melissa Wallace Connie Vos Elaine Koga & Elisa Krinsky Aaron Schuler Ann Waybright Kathy Kier Rachel McQuade Michele Herman & Kali Corliss Crystal West & Lauren Sprague Jim & Terry Brass Marteil McGaffeny & Sabrin Kassem Ernie Isordia Lois Anke James Gadsby Sharon Clark, Paula Jansen & Andrea Ellis

Jornada Waterford – Lakeland Carrara – Lakeland Siena – Lakeland J Street SE Gentry Walk Apartments 16th & 17th St SE -- Forest Villa Riverpark Estates Townhomes Wesley Homes Greyton Square/Pinehurst Manor Skylark Village I MHP Auburn Manor MHP B Street NE Portofino – Lakeland 25th Street SE Trail Run Shadow Park Condos Vistara 10 & 11th St NE 22nd St SE 55th Place S Verona North – Lakeland Hills Mallard Pointe Apartments Landmark Properties The Seasons Apartments The Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments Sunny Brook Place Northlake River Park

Mathew Kwartin & James Arnold Stephany George Langston & Heather Ness Cindy Barnette Jessie O’Neill Michael Warden Steve Leau Angela Artura & Tim Carstens Sandra Simpson Derek Gregg Kelsea Goehner Karen Sue Newton Merlann Kay Heckt John & Marilyn Berggren Patty Henson Mavis Hansen Brendon Sweglar David Syverson, Jon & Heather Jahns Robert Dale Hammers Bobbie Frink Brad Keil Tai X Daralee Peterson & Carl Ball Tamara Nyren Robin Dyer & Jennifer Hizon James & Melissa Greer Ronald Green Ray Allard & Rick Wright Jeryl Flood

Willow Park Vintage Place Ginkgo Street SE – Forest Villa Hillcrest Estates Academy District Auburn Samoan Nazarene Church Tuscany – Lakeland Valley Manor Apartments Verona – Lakeland Webster Place 63rd Place South Elm Street SE – Forest Villa Mill Pond Loop – Lakeland Campus Village & Country Chase 22nd St SE Aspen Meadows Apartments Aaby Drive Tall Cedars MHP Leisure Manor MHP Auburn Court Apartments D Street SE SE 313th Street Hidden Valley Auburn Square Apartments K Street SE 1st Street NE Rio Verde MHP D Street SE

We also especially want to recognize and thank the following businesses/organizations for their support of this year’s National Night Out events: Auburn Boy Scout Troup 401, Fred Meyer, Sam’s Club, Valley Regional Fire Authority and Waste Management 858265


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open houSe The community is invited to this grand opening celebration for a sneak peek of our new Covington Clinic South! Join us for tours, free health screenings, a health and safety fair, wellness information and fun, interactive activities for the whole family.

Saturday, August 17, 10 am – 2 pm Covington Clinic South, 27500 168th Place SE (across from Costco)

Covington Services The caliber of talent and technology we offer leads to remarkable results at every level across our healthcare system. We are very proud to share the latest in care delivery in an innovative, private and healing environment. Covington Clinic South, opens August 26, 2013: Primary, Urgent and Pediatric Care (Relocating from Covington Clinic North) Covington Clinic North, 16850 SE 272nd St: Rheumatology, Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology Southlake Clinic 27005 168th Pl SE Suite 301, Covington 253.395.1972 Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Care, Dermatology & Sleep Medicine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 27005 168th Pl SE, Suite 301, Covington 253.395.2015

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