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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014 n DAILY UPDATES AT WWW.VALLEYRECORD.COM n 75 CENTS

Never say die: Mount Si girls scrappy when chips are down Page 4

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potlight

2014

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A supplement to the Snoqualmie Valley Record

Who’s who in Valley business and local service

Mount Si Food Bank seeks new site as former staff start their own charity pantry Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Warming up her body after enlivening her memory, Donnie Lytle of Carnation throws punches with volunteer Julyanne Saavedra at the closing workout session of an Adult Day Health gathering Thursday, Jan. 22, at Sno-Valley Senior Center. Staff want to preserve funds for the independence program this winter.

Seeking more good days Sno-Valley Center looks for ways to save its Adult Day independence program

BUSINESS

BY CAROL LADWIG

Spotlight on the Valley: Annual biz yearbook Pages 9-20

INDEX Opinion 6 7 Obituary On the Scanner 8 Classifieds 21-25 26 Movie Times 26 Calendar

Vol. 100, No. 36

Staff Reporter

Nearly 20 years ago, the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation launched an adult day care program that evolved into today’s Adult Day Health. Later this year, the center may move to close it down.

On Saturday, the Sno-Valley Senior Center Board will meet to discuss its progress on preserving the struggling, but essential program. A collaboration of the senior center and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Adult Day Health provides support, health care, socialization and supervision to frail adult patients four days a week, and much-needed respite for their families and care-givers. It is the only such program in the Valley, or within 20 miles, says program manager Karen Koenig. SEE INDEPENDENCE, 5

Inside the tech levy BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

SEE TECH LEVY, 27

Editor

The Mount Si Food Bank, which has provided food to the Valley’s needy population for 35 years, has been asked to leave its home of more than a decade at North Bend Community Church. A new organization, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, started by former management of the Mount Si Food Bank, is slated to take its place at the church’s former parsonage garage. Founded in 1975, Mount Si Food Bank helps more than 400 families each week with food, provides turkeys during the holidays and breakfast lunch for schoolchildren in the summertime.

Mount Si moving

How Valley schools use technology dollars “Yes! IXL!” It doesn’t really sound like English when a fifth grade student rejoices to hear what the next lesson will be, but it is. It’s also math, and, it seems, a favorite in Snoqualmie Elementary teacher Deva Baruah’s class.

BY SETH TRUSCOTT

Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Haley Workman seems completely engrossed in her math lesson, as she listens to music and works on her own tablet, brought from home.

Charlie Salmon, secretary and treasurer of the Snoqualmie Valley Ministerial Association, and pastor at Church on the Ridge, told the Record Monday that Mount Si Food Bank will move from its longtime North Bend location. Its staff are seeking a new site. Mount Si Food Bank is a ministry arm of the Snoqualmie Valley Ministerial Association, an alliance of churches, which holds the organization’s non-profit license. Mount Si has a distinct faith-based foundation. SEE FOOD BANKS, 3

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Snoqualmie Valley Record, January 29, 2014