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SPORTS Tomahawks fall to Meadowdale, 3-0. Page 14


Pumpkins For Literacy Annual fundraiser returns to the Smokey Point Plant Farm beginning Oct. 12



INSIDE: “Pink Crusade” breast cancer awareness special section.

SPORTS: M-P, MG swim hosts Snohomish, GP and Monroe. Page 14


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LAKEWOOD — The Plant Farm at Smokey Point is again covered in pumpkins, as the Rotary Club of Marysville’s annual “Pumpkins for Literacy” program kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 12, and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, through Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31. Marysville Rotary Pumpkin Patch Czar David Edmonds noted that the weather last year did its best to discourage many community members from turning out for the annual event, which still netted roughly $20,000 for

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Marysville Getchell Bio-Med Academy seniors Carolyn Le and Maile Levinsky heft some pumpkins at the Plant Farm at Smokey Point on Oct. 10. Marysville and Lakewood school literacy programs, so he hopes to double those earnings this year. “About as high as we ever got was $50,000, a few years back,” said Edmonds, who’s

served as the Marysville Rotary Pumpkin Patch Czar perhaps half a dozen times by now — even he’s lost count — and was there when this event started a couple of decades ago. “Joel

Hylback, owner of the Plant Farm, pitched us on the idea of a pumpkin patch, which we recognized right from the first was a great opporSEE PUMPKINS, PAGE 15

MSD seeks input on proposed levies BY KIRK BOXLEITNER

MARYSVILLE — Residents of the Marysville School District are invited to submit their comments to the MSD Board of Directors at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, regarding two tax proposals slated for the ballot on February of next year. “The district has so many needs, but the Maintenance and Operations Levy is perhaps the most critical,” Board


President Chris Nation said of the first of the two proposals. “It represents one-fifth of our budget, and especially in the wake of years of budget cuts in the millions of dollars, it’ll have a huge impact if it doesn’t pass, not just in terms our daily operations, but also on the kids themselves.” The current Maintenance and Operations Levy was approved by voters in 2010 for the tax years of 2011-14, and it expires at the end of

“The district has so many needs, but the Maintenance and Operations Levy is perhaps the most critical.” Chris Nation President, MSD Board the 2014 tax year. Although MSD Finance Executive Director Jim Baker is still fine-tuning his calculations based on the property values in Snohomish County, early

estimates indicate that the cost of the proposed replacement four-year Maintenance and Operations Levy will be SEE LEVIES, PAGE 16

Earn 200 Points Each Day & Receive a Gift! Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13

Earn up to 4 Gifts (total of 800 points); While supplies last at the Rewards Club Center. MGAT-W

Marysville Globe earns awards MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Globe and its sister publication The Arlington Times brought home a number of statewide awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 126th annual Better Newspap er Contest held in Olympia Lauren Oct. 3-5. Salcedo “We are truly honored to be recognized this year by the Washington Newspap er P u b l i s h e r s Kirk Association Boxleitner for our dedication and commitment to the communities we serve. All staff members at The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times strive for excellence on a daily basis,” said Paul Brown, publisher of The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe. “Our goal is to deliver top quality, hyper-local print and digital media products to our readers every day. We are very proud to add more awards to our numerous previous awards.” Brown added, “The manSEE AWARDS, PAGE 2

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Marysville Globe, October 12, 2013  
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October 12, 2013 edition of the Marysville Globe