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Presidents Elementary fourth-grader Jesse Wellman receives tutoring from former Presidents student Morgan Daigneault, now a seventh-grader at Haller Middle School.

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Eagle Creek Elementary Principal Kari Henderson-Burke shows one of the desk name tags designed to enhance kindergarten students’ literacy, as well as their recognition of colors and shapes.

ARLINGTON — Parents of incoming Arlington kindergarten students got an education of their own on Tuesday, March 18, about what their kids can expect in the coming school year. Principals from each of the Arlington School District’s elementary schools outlined subjects such as the approximate schedule of a kindergarten day, with lessons on reading and writing before lunch followed by a focus on math and science after lunch,

and an emphasis on building problem-solving skills throughout the day. “When it comes to getting your kids ready to start school, you are the best teacher for your child,” Eagle Creek Elementary Principal Kari Henderson-Burke said. “Read to them and with them, because anything that familiarizes them with the alphabet increases their probability of success.” If parents can help train their kids to take care of themselves, through measures ranging from putting on coats and tying their

shoes, to blowing their noses and using the bathroom, Henderson-Burke promised that her teachers would do their best to develop those students’ hand strength and coordination through safety-scissor cutting, as well as their social skills through group interactions. Presidents Elementary Principal Dave McKellar noted that the Arlington School District’s eventual hopes of obtaining statefunded all-day kindergarten classes have yet to be realSEE ASD, PAGE 2


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ARLINGTON — Presidents Elementary is no longer Morgan Daigneault’s school, but the Haller Middle School seventh-grader still loves coming back to the classroom of her former fourth-grade teacher, Cindy Striker, and when Morgan has had the chance to help out the students of Presidents, she’s done it. Morgan’s grandmother, Debbie Jackson, credits the girl with helping to inspire a multiyear school supplies collection drive for students in need at Presidents, and Striker has found that her former pupil has quite the knack for teaching her younger peers. Jackson, who serves as manager of the Arlington American Legion Post 76 Lounge, heard from Morgan two years ago how a number of her fifth-grade classmates at Presidents weren’t able to afford the school supplies they needed, so the Legion Lounge took up collections, both two years ago and this past September. “We generated about $400 the first time,” Jackson said, noting that Morgan has been volunteering at the Legion Lounge and helping her grandma out with keeping track of its finances. “This past fall, we raised about $30 for each of the 20 students who were identi-

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STUDENT FROM PAGE 1 fied as in need at Presidents, but we were also able to send another $600 to students in need at Haller.” In return, the Legion Lounge recently received a bound booklet of 24 letters from Presidents Elementary students, thanking the Arlington Legion for its generosity. “I still haven’t been able to read all of hem yet, because some of these letters just made me cry,” Jackson said. “More than a few of the kids who took the time to write in didn’t even benefit from the school supplies collection drive themselves. There’s such empathy and compassion on display in these pages that I plan to

John E. Walker February 16, 2014

John E Walker of Arlington passed away Feb. 16th after a brief illness. He is survived by brother James Walker, sister Ann Trantham, brother-in-law Dean Olsen, numerous nieces and nephews, and good friend Keith. A graveside service will be held March 29th at the Arlington cemetery at 11AM.

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laminate them, so that I can keep them forever.” Just as Jackson expressed her gratitude to the students of Presidents Elementary, whose thank-you letters frequently bore handmade patriotic illustrations, so too did Jackson proudly tout the role played by her granddaughter in inspiring this collection drive, especially since Morgan has continued to contribute to the students of Presidents as one of their peer tutors. Every other Tuesday afternoon, Morgan takes a shortcut through the houses between Haller Middle School and Presidents Elementary, so that she can help out fellow students like fourth-grader Jesse Wellman. “I’ve been thinking of coming every Tuesday, because I love it so much,” said Morgan, who rotates between tutoring Jesse and two of Striker’s other students. “Mrs. Striker was my favorite teacher, because she was so nice and encouraging that it helped me to learn better.” Since Morgan is equally fond of writing, math, history and science, she’s wellequipped to tutor Striker’s students in a variety of subjects, although she admitted that she wishes now that “I’d paid better attention to some of my lessons back then.” As such, Morgan feels like she can relate to Striker,

since Jesse, while enthusiastic, often needs to get preliminary discussions about Minecraft out of his system before he can concentrate on his studies. “It can be hard to get him to pay attention sometimes,” Morgan said of Jesse, who readily agreed with her assessment. “I look forward to learning from her though,” Jesse said of Morgan, who drilled him with flash cards on Tuesday, March 18, to help him with his fractions. “She’s willing to take the initiative and able to do what needs to be done,” Striker said of Morgan, who has suggested to her former teacher which subjects she should tutor her students on, and on which days. “She can drive the car.” Striker went on to praise Morgan as a hard worker who never quits an assignment, as well as a kindhearted soul who wants to help out however she can. “When I saw her name on the list of kids who wanted to do peer tutoring, I was thrilled,” Striker said. “She’s the most gentle, thoughtful girl, but she will also succeed because she has a drive.” “I hope to come back here next year, but I probably won’t be able to after that, because I don’t think I can walk the distance from the high school,” Morgan said.

ASD FROM PAGE 1 ized, so in the meantime, he explained that Arlington schools only have 25 slots for all-day kindergarten, which requires a $100 deposit and a monthly fee of $295. “If you happen to be number 26, 27 or 28 to pay your deposit, you’ll be put on a wait-list,” McKellar said. “If you can verify your income level, you might be able to qualify for tuition assistance.” Kent Prairie Elementary Principal Karl Olson sought to reassure parents who might harbor concerns about student testing in kindergarten. “You might hear the words ‘kindergarten screening’ and wonder what that’s about,” Olson said. “If your child is not doing well, we can start that conversation and help the child out. After our assessments, we can share learning strategies. We want to help our students meet their potential, and it’s easier when you have those snapshots of their performance.” Cheryl Power and Charity Prueher, of the Arlington School District’s Transportation

Department, encouraged parents to put their kids on the bus that first day of school, so that their bus drivers can put faces to all their names, and promised that those bus drivers would look out for the kindergarteners by having them ride up front. “Our bus drivers expect parents to be waiting for their kindergarteners at the end of the day,” Power said. “They won’t let those kids off the bus unless you’re there.” Arlington School District Public Information Coordinator Andrea Conley encouraged kindergarten parents to go to the district’s website at www. for their registration and general information packets, while

District Nurse Gloria Davis reminded parents that their children must be immunized before their first day of kindergarten, and likewise directed them to the district website for the proper medical forms. “Also, we need medical authorization to give your kids medicine,” Davis said. “Without that, we can’t give them cough drops or anything else.” Terri Bookey, program support specialist for the Stillaguamish Valley School, touted the Arlington School District’s strong emphasis on bilingual programs in the K-3 grades, which is intended to develop students’ proficiency in English while still working with them in their native languages.

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Mack readies for role as interim LWSD superintendent BY KIRK BOXLEITNER

LAKEWOOD — Although he currently serves as Director of Student Services and Career and Technical Education for the Lakewood School District, Dr. Michael Mack will step into a new role starting on April 19, when he replaces Dr. Dennis Haddock as the district’s acting superintendent. And while Mack’s contract as superintendent only runs through June 30, in time for a new superintendent to be sworn in by July 1, he hopes to apply for the job and turn his temporary position into a long-term one. Of his 33 years in education, Mack has served the past six in Lakewood, after

stints in the Enumclaw, Lake Washington and Stanwood school districts, as well as his years spent serving as director of an international school in Latvia. “Lakewood is home for me,” Mack said. “My wife teaches in the district, and all three of our children have gone to school here. My youngest is graduating this year.” Mack expects he’ll only need to carry out the duties of interim superintendent for a couple of months, before a more permanent successor to Haddock can be found. Nonetheless, Mack deemed that window of time as vitally important for school district policies and operations. “We’ll be focusing on our staffing and budget,” Mack

said. “Prior to a new superintendent being installed, we’ll need to make some decisions in those areas, if only to ensure that we live within our means as a district.” Before any such new superintendent can be hired, Mack explained that the district must first settle on a search consultant to help them seek out and screen candidates. “There are about three or four different groups who do most of that work in this area, if not the state as a whole,” Mack said. “They’ll facilitate exchanges between school district staff and the surrounding community, to help us settle on what traits we’re looking for in a new superintendent, and what areas of the district need to

be tended to the most.” After those consultants guide the district through the process of crafting application forms for this position, Mack elaborated that the respondents would be whittled down, first to a likely number of six semifinalists, then to three finalists, each of whom would have their own day set aside for site visits to schools within the district. “It’s a process that we should probably wrap up sooner rather than later,” Mack said. “The whole search hopefully shouldn’t take more than five to six weeks, once it actually kicks off, so that our incoming superintendent can meet with district officials in

early June, and if the new super isn’t me, then I can meet with them to do a proper transition.” Mack extolled the unique virtues of the Lakewood School District, whose nature as a community he noted sets it slightly apart from those of neighboring Arlington and Marysville. “Arlington and Marysville have mayors and city councils, but for Lakewood, the school district is our community,” Mack said. “These schools are our focal point. They’re critical to who we are. They’re already vibrant, but they can be enhanced. Dennis has done a nice job here, and I’d be glad to continue that work. Lakewood is a little bit of Heaven,

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ARLINGTON — The Friends of the Arlington Library will host another two-day book sale on Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9, in the lobby of the library at 135 N. Washington Ave. in Arlington. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 8, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9, and will feature used books, with most of their prices set at one dollar or less. “We’re here in the lobby of the library on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, and we make about $200 from each lobby book sale,” said Eileen Ray, vice president of the Friends of the Arlington Library. “We also get at least one new member every month from the book sales.” All proceeds and donations will be used by the group to provide funding for the Arlington Library’s special programs, which are free to the public. The Friends of the Arlington Library have furnished the library with a copy machine, a PC with a flash drive, and a number of recovered furniture items. Donations of clean used books, CDs and DVDs can be left at the Arlington Library, in bags marked “FAL.” The Friends of the Arlington Library is a nonprofit group of volunteers, who conduct monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thanks for supporting levy We would like to thank the Marysville School District voters for their support in our maintenance and operations and technology levies. Passage of the maintenance and operations levy provides 20 percent of our operating costs for the next four years. The state provides the other 80 percent. It is unfortunate that local levy dollars are needed to fund public education, but unless the state redefines basic education to include extra and cocurricular funding (doubtful unfortunately) we will still need a levy. The technology levy will provide 3 million per year over the next four years to create wireless access in all district school buildings. It will also help us educate

teachers on how to best utilize technology for learning. The fact that many young users far surpass district teachers in the ability to navigate through technology makes teacher inservice a high priority. These dollars will also put devices in the hands of most students and integrate curricular and technology learning. Strong schools make strong communities. Your support of Marysville schools enhances local business and stabilizes housing. We have seen our first enrollment gain in five years, and local levy support will strengthen future growth. Thank you again. I know the Marysville School District will be good stewards with your money. We will all gain by it.

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Levy lid lift has major implications for Arlington’s public safety Dear citizens of Arlington, On April 22, you will be asked to cast your vote on a 58-cent increase in your city property tax rate to continue the current level of services that the city of Arlington offers. As the Chiefs of your Fire and Police Departments, we owe it to you, our customers, to communicate the facts about how our Public Safety services will change if the levy lid lift fails. The following are some of the anticipated impacts to our ability to provide public safety services. If the levy lid lift fails, the Arlington Fire Department will be unable to replace Ladder Truck 48. Ladder Truck 48 is over 18 years old, underpowered, costly to maintain and unreliable. Failing to replace Ladder Truck 48 will restrict our ability to reach your home or business in a timely manner or fight fires without help from our neighboring cities and departments. Much of our other firefighting apparatus and equipment has also reached the end of its useful life, is costly to maintain and simply unreliable. This includes the protective equipment for our firefighters, which has not been replaced due to the lack of revenue and the continued budget constraints. If we are not able to replace aging fire apparatus and unreliable equipment, and must reduce our staffing, we expect

GuEsT OpInIOn ChIEf BruCE STEDMAn it will have a negative impact on insurance rates our residents and businesses currently pay. Residents and businesses will likely see an increase to their fire insurance premiums by an average of 2 percent for residential and up to 8 percent on industrial and commercial buildings. Calls to the Arlington Police Department have increased by a dramatic 14 percent over the past year. In 2013, we experienced a 25 percent increase in the number of property crimes (burglaries, thefts and auto thefts) in our community, and a 14 percent increase in the number of burglaries. If the levy lid lift fails, it will result in changes to the way we provide police protection. In all likelihood, certain low-grade criminal and nuisance calls will no longer be responded to by officers. These will include crimes such as vandalism, thefts of less than $750, minor vehicle accidents, vehicle accidents occurring on private property, parking complaints, or civil issues. Callers would be referred to an online reporting system for resolution. In addi-

ChIEf nELSOn BEAzLEy tion, animal control services will likely be eliminated for the majority of the cases of stray or missing animals. Officers would only respond to complaints of vicious animals. Officers would only respond to complaints of vicious animals. In addition, most of the vehicles and equipment used by our police force are long past the end of their useful life, are unreliable and costly to maintain. To balance the 2014 budget, all equipment replacement funds were eliminated. Without a levy lid lift, vehicles will continue to lose reliability, limiting our ability to respond in emergencies, and maintenance costs will continue to increase. The future of Public Safety services in Arlington is up to you. Cast your decision by April 22, 2014.

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NEWS BRIEFS Arlington Relay For Life ‘Paints the Town Purple’ March 22 ARLINGTON — The Arlington Relay For Life will “Paint the Town Purple” in the city’s downtown from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Legion Park on Olympic Avenue will serve as the site for live music, kids’ activities and fundraising booths in support of the American Cancer Society. At 1 p.m., a scavenger hunt will challenge teams to find clues from around town, and the first teams back will win prizes. The Playa Bonita Mexican restaurant has pledged 20 percent of its proceeds for the day to the Arlington Relay, while fellow Olympic Avenue business Country Rose will be giving 20 percent of its own proceeds from the hours of 5-8 p.m. The Arlington Relay For Life itself is set for June 21-22, but in the meantime, its next “Relay Rally” meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, from 7-8 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, located at 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington. For more information, log onto www.

Business Before Hours set for March 28 TULALIP — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours will spotlight “The Impact of Minimum Wage Proposals to Business” — presented by Erin Shannon, director of the Washington Policy Center for

Small Business — from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, March 28, in the Canoes Cabaret Room of the Tulalip Resort Casino. You can call 360-659-7700 or email to register. Admission is $23 for Chamber members who RSVP prior to the event. Nonmembers, and those who do not RSVP, must pay $28 at the door.

AHS yearbook named finalist for national award ARLINGTON — Arlington High School Yearbook teacher Anne Hayman was recently notified that the 201213 Stillaguamish Trail yearbook has been named a finalist for Anne Hayman the Yearbook/ Magazine Pacemakers Award, given by the National Scholastic Press Association. There were a total of 368 entries from schools across the nation, each of which was judged on its design, writing and editing, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. “We’ve been working toward this goal for several years, and we’re excited to be the only school in Washington nominated,” Hayman said. The NSPA began offering awards for Newspaper and Yearbook/Magazine

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Dollars For Scholars’ Bingo Night returns March 22 ARLINGTON — Arlington Dollars For Scholars’ annual Bingo Night returns to Presidents Elementary on Saturday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost to play is $10 per person, or $25 for a family of four or more, with all proceeds going to support Arlington Dollars For Scholars. Kids are welcome to take part in this event, which includes gift card prizes for Bingo, raffles for prizes, and food and soft drinks available for purchase. Arlington Dollars For Scholars’ Bingo Night benefits activities and scholarships for graduates of the Arlington School District. Presidents Elementary is located at 505 E. Third St. in Arlington. For more information, log onto http://

Marysville School District creates site for former graduates MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District is seeking former graduates of its schools, so that they can share their achievements, including their college and/ or career paths, with the school district’s current students and staff, as well as the Marysville and Tulalip communities as a whole.

The Marysville School District has created a new site — at com/a/ — to hear more stories from former Marysville and Tulalip graduates, and to learn more about their paths after high school. To submit a picture or inquire about the alumni site, email superintendents_office@ For further information, call Jodi Runyon at 360-653-0800.

AHS senior named National Merit Scholarship finalist ARLINGTON — Arlington High School senior Jacob Tavenner has been named a finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Tavenner is Jacob Tavenner one of 16,000 semifinalists named in September of last year, who has met all the requirements for advancement to finalist standing in the competition. All of the finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered this year. Tavenner has been attending Running Start during his junior and senior years of high school, and will be graduating this June.

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MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District will be presenting its summit on education, “Dream Big for Kids! Imagine Where We Can Go Together,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, in the commons and gymnasium of the Marysville Getchell High School campus. In February of 2013, the Marysville School District Board of Directors began an initiative to increase community involvement, by including parents, students, business and civic leaders, and other community members in conversations to improve the educational opportunities for Marysville students. The Marysville School Board began the process with a series of community forums, to help identify the successes of the Marysville School District and the areas where it needed to improve. The school district then utilized this information to focus on what it needed from a new superintendent, to help lead the district to its next levels of success. This led to the hiring of Dr. Becky Berg as superintendent, who has since done significant community outreach work, including meetings with parents, staff and community members, as well as a series of “Coffee and Conversations” with families in the community. While the district has learned much from this process, more insights are needed, which is where “Dream Big for Kids” comes in. Hundreds of Marysville and Tulalip community members are expected to join business leaders, parents, students and school district staff at this educational summit, to help envision the future of the Marysville School District and its children. This is a no-cost event, but space is limited, so it’s recommended that you reserve your seat at a table ASAP. To register, or for more information, call the Marysville School District at 360-653-7058, or visit its website at www.msvl.k12.

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Florence Pryor, Post 76 Ladies auxiliary who stood during the ceremony. Mines introduced Florence Pryor, who’s not only the oldest member of the Post 76 Ladies Auxiliary, but is also six months older than the American Legion itself, while Raboin invited Snohomish High School senior Malcolm Coffman, a recipient of one of Post 76’s scholarships to Boys State, to share his experiences in the program. “It was a great time,” Coffman said of the mock government exercise, which he participated in by successfully running for the office of a Supreme Court justice. “I made all sorts of new friends, and I stayed up late for my election campaign, but it was all worth it.”

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David Delancy stands as a silent sentinel, as America’s prisoners of war and missing-in-action are honored with a lone, empty table during the Arlington American Legion Post 76 commemoration of the Legion’s 95th birthday on March 15.

ARLINGTON — Although its attendance might have seemed relatively sparse at first, the turnout for the Arlington American Legion Post 76 commemoration of the Legion’s 95th birthday on Saturday, March 15, soon drew a healthy crowd to the Post 76 Lounge that afternoon. Prior to a hearty meal in the lounge, Arlington Legion Post 76 Cmdr. Chris Raboin was joined by Verna Mines, of Post 76’s Ladies Auxiliary, and Chaplain Jim Barron in conducting the day’s traditional ceremonies, which honored America’s prisoners of war and missing-inaction with a lone, empty table. Raboin touted the role of the Legion in supporting not only the veterans and national defense of America, but also the country’s youth and history, both of which were represented by special guests

“I’ve seen some terrific changes here over the years, and I’ve loved it. The Legion is my home away from home.” Coffman credited Boys State with giving him firsthand experience in leadership and a deeper understanding of how his country’s government functions. “I’ve gained a huge appreciation for what it takes to make this system possible, so I’d like to be more involved in it,” said Coffman, who expects to major in a scientific field, but is looking at some schools in Washington, D.C., where he might be able to pursue political studies as well. “Your scholarship inspired me to do that.” While Coffman was a visitor to Arlington, Pryor’s red, white and blue walker is a familiar sight to many of the town’s residents. Pryor was joined in the Legion Lounge that day by her friend, Margo Follis, and recalled how she gained membership in the Ladies Auxiliary through her brother, Ben Olson Jr., a Navy Seabee who did tours of duty in Okinawa and Taiwan before coming home in the 1940s. “I’ve seen some terrific changes here over the years, and I’ve loved it,” Pryor said. “The Legion is my home away from home.”

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Eagle Creek Elementary debuts Reading Carnival BY KIRK BOXLEITNER

ARLINGTON — Eagle Creek Elementary’s first Reading Carnival on Thursday, March 20, might have been initially inspired by Kent Prairie Elementary’s annual Carnival, but the two festivities serve largely

different functions. “We wanted to reward our students, with tickets based on the percentages they’d reached toward their reading goals during the second trimester,” said Jacqueline Arnold, library media specialist and Title I teacher for Eagle Creek

Elementary. “After they read their books, they took quizzes on them.” Arnold estimated that at least 350 Eagle Creek students filtered through the school during its Reading Carnival that evening, since they nearly ran out of the 400 tote bags that had been

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Brett and Lucas Kelly make their own bookmarks at the Eagle Creek Elementary Reading Carnival on March 20.

allotted to be dispensed to those children. “We’ve had an everescalating synergy between our parents and teachers on this,” said Arnold, who noted that parents who attended a Title I meeting and completed a survey prior to the Reading Carnival received $5 each toward their purchases at its Scholastic Book Fair, which was designed to raise money for new books for the Eagle Creek library. “If I had to guess, I’d say we raised around $2,000, and that’s probably a conservative estimate,” Arnold said. “Our students have been so excited for the Reading Carnival this whole past month, and they’ve worked so hard to earn their tickets. I’m so proud of them for reaching their reading goals.” While the Eagle Creek Reading Carnival featured many of the same attractions and activities as the Kent Prairie Carnival, including 20 carnival

games, a menu of carnival food for sale, face-painting and bouncy houses, families who attended the Eagle Creek Reading Carnival were also able to make their own bookmarks at arts-andcrafts tables, as well as do a “book walk” rather than a cake walk, with the chance to win one of more than

700 new books provided by Humanities of Washington. “We’d like to do this every spring from now on,” Arnold said. “This is easily our grandest event so far, so I hope it becomes a new tradition, not in the least to give our kids an extra boost, to keep on achieving before the close of the school year.”


CASE NO.: 14-5-00056-1 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND NOTICE TO ANTONIO JOSE LUNA In re: ALYSSA MADISON LUNA DOB 09/07/2004, Minor Child To: ANTONIO JOSE LUNA A Petition to Terminate your parental rights regarding ALYSSA MADISON LUNA, born in Everett, Washington, was filed on March 7, 2014. A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Snohomish County Superior Court located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, Washington 98201. You have a right to be represented by counsel and counsel will be appointed upon request if you

are indigent. Failure to respond to the termination action within 30 days of first publication will result in the termination of your parent-child relationship with respect to the child. To request a copy of the Termination Petition and/or respond to it contact Cole & Gilday, P.C., 10101 270th St NW, Stanwood, Washington 98292, (360) 629-3311. Date of first publication: March 22, 2014 CRYSTAL LYNN HOAG LAW OFFICE OF COLE & GILDAY, P.C. By: ROBERT R. COLE WSBA #10936 Attorney for Petitioners SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND NOTICE TO ANTONIO JOSE LUNA PUBLISHED IN THE ARLINGTON TIMES Published: March 22, 2014 #1012108

“We support EvCC.” — Steve Goforth, Everett Fire Department & Erin VanRy, daughter of Gary Parks The family of Everett firefighter Gary Parks and his fellow firefighters are creating an Everett Community College scholarship to honor Parks’ memory.

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Parks, an 18-year veteran of the Everett Fire Department, was killed in 1987 battling a fire that destroyed EvCC’s library and student union. The Gary Parks Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in EvCC’s Fire Science program.

“I have a special place in my heart for members of fire service and Everett Community College,” said Gary Park’s oldest daughter, Erin VanRy. “Thank you on behalf of the Parks family for supporting this scholarship.”

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March 22, 2014

AHS softball looks forward to season BY BRANDON ADAM

ARLINGTON — The girls have big shoes to fill in Arlington’s upcoming softball season. Last season, the Eagles went all the way, taking first place in the 4A State Tournament. “Right now, we’re totally rebuilding,” Arlington head coach David Eng said. “The five seniors I lost last year were the main pitchers. They were also the top threethrough-five batters, which represented 83 percent of my total offense.” Eng said much of last season’s success had much to do with Arlington’s outstanding pitching done by the seniors. “It always starts with pitching,” Eng said. “If you looked at our record last year, out of 20 games, I think we had 13 games with zero runs we gave up.” Arlington’s overall record last season was 23-3. It will not be an easy task for the Eagles to repeat the previous season’s success. “The target is on their backs,” Eng said. “Everyone wants a piece of them. But they don’t realize it’s a totally different team.” Eng has the intent of bringing his team back to Districts, but admitted the road will be challenging. “We’re going to teach them how to play as a team again,” Eng said. “They discovered this weekend, after the Jamboree, that it’s not as easy as they thought.

Eng said this season’s returning core of seniors will have to step up to prepare the junior varsity players. “We only brought back five seniors this year,” he said. “They will have to take the other eight players from last year, and try to groom them in a short nine weeks.” Fortunately, the Eagles will be welcoming back some talent. Senior Marissa Rathert will be returning this season, and if it wasn’t for Rathert, the Eagles’ appearance at the state tournament may have been all for naught. Last season, Rathert made a game-saving catch which sealed Arlington as the State champions. “She’s a fabulous center fielder,” Eng said. After breaking through the fence, Rathert caught the ball, tucked and tumbled, and came up with the catch. “I knew it was going to be a really great fly, so I kept my glove back and went for it,” Rathert said, reflecting on her catch. Rathert is excited for the team’s new setup for this season. “I’m excited for this team to click,” Rathert said. “We have the components for a great team.” Rathert said those components were a fusion of the players’ youth and experience. “I’m excited to see what the younger girls are going to contribute to the team,” she said. “A lot of the girls are young, but

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Arlington’s returning seniors, from left, Mikalyn Brown, Kaylyn Myers, Katelynn Kazen, Katelyn McDonald, and center, Marisa Rathert. they have a lot of softball in their history.” Rathert will be appearing with four other promising seniors — Mikayla Brown, Kayalyn Meyers, Katelynn Kazen and Katelyn McDonald —to develop the younger players. “A lot of these players are going to go on

and play for college,” Eng said. “McDonald is already verbal to Western Washington University.” With five developed seniors and a promising bunch of younger players, Eng said he has much to look forward to. “It’s a wonderful team, and they’re learning how to become a

team,” Eng said. “The main thing is having fun and learning to play the game we love.” On March 21, Arlington played Everett. The score was not available when the paper went to press. For other games and scores, visit the Arlington Times’ website at

Local powerlifters place at championships BY BRANDON ADAM

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Ben Cotton pulls 617 pounds in the deadlift on March 15 during the World Association of Benchpressers and Dead lifters.

ARLINGTON — Four local Arlington lifters placed in the North American Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships at the World Association of Benchpressers and Deadlifters held at Portland, Ore., on March 15. The four lifters competed in the deadlift and benchpress powerlifts. The lifters had the option to lift raw, that is with no gear, or wear a single-ply shirt. The four Arlington lifters have qualified to compete in Las Vegas Nov. 18-23, at the World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships. The lifters pulled some serious iron to earn a spot in the world tournament. Two of the lifters never participated in a powerlifting meet prior to the championships.

“I was pretty proud of everyone. Our work payed off,” 20-year-old Ben Cotton said. “We all pulled personal bests.” Cotton has been competing in the sport for six years and has the most experience out of the four. He said he placed fifth in the world when he was 18 and wanted to pursue the sport more. Second in experience was Riley Tracey, who has lifted alongside Cotton before. In the 20- to 25-year-old age group, Cotton placed second in the deadlift, pulling 617 pounds in the 220-pound weight class. He placed first in bench press, lifting 358 pounds. Tracy, in the 18- to 19-year-old 165-pound weight class, placed first in the deadlift pulling for 485 pounds. It was Reagan Moss’ first powerlifting meet. Moss is currently a senior at Arlington High School

and placed first in both lifts in the 148-pound weight class. He benched 115 pounds and deadlifted 270 pounds. Michael Blankenship, 21, in the 20- to 25-year-old age group, placed first in deadlift, pulling 407 pounds. It was also his first time competing. Cotton was especially proud of the first-time lifters who only trained for about five months prior to the meet. Cotton hopes that Blankenship and Moss will keep weightlifting. “I’m trying to get them to continue, and they most likely will,” Cotton said. Cotton would like to give honorable mention to Stillaguamish Athletic Club owner Carla Gastineau for sponsoring the four lifters, and Mike Camlin, who introduced Cotton and the other lifters to the sport. “He was the one that got us into it,” he said.

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March 22, 2014

Kent Prairie Carnival raises funds for learning BY KIRK BOXLEITNER

ARLINGTON — The annual Kent Prairie Elementary Carnival drew thousands of attendees and dollars alike to the school on the evening of Friday, March 14, as families from throughout town were able to start celebrating at the school while it was still light out. Kent Prairie Elementary Carnival Chair Carrie Byrum explained that the event was offered for free to all the school’s families, but also welcomed families from the rest of Arlington

to take part in the festivities as well. “This event is not just for our Kent Prairie students, but for the whole community,” Byrum said. “We try to keep it affordable for the whole family. We want families to be able to enjoy a night with each other, without spending a whole lot of money.” Byrum credited the event’s sponsors — including the Meno and Serica families, as well as Custom Floor Heating of Arlington and the Buzz Inn Steakhouse of Smokey Point — with helping to keep it affordable.

“Jamba Juice came and sold smoothies, with 20 percent of the proceeds going right back to the school,” Byrum said. “Les Schwab even brought in their pitching machine, and ran the game the whole night for us.” The Kent Prairie Elementary Carnival was staged with a carnival committee of about a dozen volunteers, with roughly 30 more volunteers — including parents, grandparents, teachers and other school staff, and even teenagers — helping to run the event’s activities and serve up its

food. “We had a good turnout, although it seemed like less people than in previous years,” said Byrum, who estimated that at least 1,000 people stopped by. “The decorations from Cindy Glunt, our decorations chair, were the highlight

of the carnival. This year’s theme of ‘Candyland’ was chosen by our fifth-grade students, and Cindy and her team did an outstanding job of bringing it to life.” This year’s Kent Prairie Elementary Carnival generated an estimated $4,000 through its silent auction,


and another $2,000 through its food and ticket sales. According to Byrum, the Kent Prairie Elementary PTA uses these monies to help support the school’s library, technology and student grants, the latter including field trips and special speakers.

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From left, Aeris Lejour, Calder Jara, and Peter and William Smith choose from a selection of prizes after playing games at the Kent Prairie Elementary Carnival on March 14.

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Buffalo Wild Wings raises funds for ‘Chief for a Day’ the law enforcement agencies who have sworn them in as “Chiefs.” This event takes place every two years, and this year’s event is set for Aug. 21 at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, with more than 30 law enforcement agencies from around the state sponsoring their own “Chiefs.” The Arlington Police Department’s “Chief ” is 11-year-old Siena Leighton, who has Type 1 juvenile diabetes and wants to promote greater awareness of this disease. She will be featured as the Arlington Police “Chief ” during the city’s Fourth of July festivities as well. “I’ve never had this much attention on me before,” said Siena, who joined Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley at Buffalo Wild Wings on


LAKEWOOD — Arlington’s Siena Leighton will get to be “Chief for a Day” in Burien this August, and the Lakewood Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant is helping her get there. Buffalo Wild Wings, at 17020 Twin Lakes Ave. in Marysville, conducted the first in its series of four planned fundraisers for the Arlington Police Department’s “Chief for a Day,” by donating 10 percent of all its pre-tax food sales from 4-10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. “Chief for a Day” gives children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening or chronic medical conditions a special day of their own, during which they can don hand-tailored uniforms from

the afternoon of March 19. “I’ve never had buffalo wings before either.” Siena’s mom, Brenda Leighton, explained that she first spotted the signs of Siena’s diabetes when she was 5 years old. “She was always thirsty, but at first, I thought it was just because it was June and hot outside,” said Brenda Leighton, who explained that Cascade Valley Hospital had nominated Siena to serve as Arlington’s “Chief for a Day.” “I love the Arlington community, and it’s neat that Siena will get to be part of it on a deeper level through this experience.” Buffalo Wild Wings will host additional “Chief for a Day” fundraisers on April 9, May 14 and June 11.

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Siena Leighton, left, and Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley are all smiles at the Lakewood Buffalo Wild Wings, during its March 19 fundraiser for the Arlington Police Department’s ‘Chief for a Day.’


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Marysville Parks offers classes, craft show MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Parks and Recreation Department hopes to help kids and adults alike stay active and have healthy meals through its upcoming classes. “Meal Planning Made Simple” is a oneday workshop for those interested in learning meal-planning tips and tricks, designed to revolutionize the way you prepare meals for your family, and it will be presented by the ladies from the popular blog site from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Ken Baxter Community Center, located at 514 Delta Ave. in Marysville. This class promises to offer adults 18 years and older practical ways to plan out their menus, and save the most money, for an admission fee of $12.

The Ken Baxter Community Center will also serve as the site for Beginning Cheerleading classes, for ages 6-8 and 9-13, on Mondays from March 31 through April 28, with ages 6-8 meeting from 4:30-5:20 p.m. and ages 9-13 meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Beginning cheerleaders will be able to learn cheer terminology, jumps, cheers, levels and a progression of skills. The Jennings Park Barn, located at 6915 Armar Rd. in Marysville, will host a Japanese cooking workshop, as part of the “Cooking With Fumiko” series, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4. For a cost of $42, plus a $7 materials fee, students will learn how to make sukiyaki, which consists of beef, vegetables and other ingredients, seasoned in soy sauce,


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Man killed in lawnmower accident identified TULALIP — The man whose body was found at the Battle Creek Golf Course on Friday, March 14, has been identified as 58-year-old Snohomish resident James Pulliam. Pulliam had worked as the head golf professional and a member of the grounds crew at the Battle Creek Golf Course, and according to the Snohomish County Sheriff ’s Office, he was working there when a lawnmower apparently flipped over on top of him.

He died at the scene and his death was reported to 911 at 1:20 p.m. that Friday, after his body was found on the 13th fairway of the golf course, and both the Snohomish County Sheriff ’s Office and Marysville Fire Department were called out to the scene. Although Pulliam’s death is not believed to be suspicious, the state Department of Labor and Industries is conducting its standard investigation for workplace fatalities.


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Suspect arrested in Marysville robbery MARYSVILLE — Marysville Police detectives, with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security and the Renton Police Department, arrested a 27-year-old Renton man in connection with a robbery that occurred in Marysville on Feb. 6. During the robbery, the suspect pointed a handgun

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Regency Care Center fetes St. Patrick’s Day BY KIRK BOXLEITNER

ARLINGTON — Regency Care Center in Arlington treated its residents and guests to some seasonal fun on Monday, March 17, with a St. Patrick’s Day meal and festivities, courtesy of the local Haggen Food and Pharmacy. “We need to give a huge plug to Haggen’s,” said Molly Weiland, activities director for Regency Care Center in Arlington. “They delivered 20 pounds of cabbage and 10 packs of corned beef, along with all of our punch and dessert.” Weiland explained that the Arlington Regency C a r e Center’s St. P a t r i c k’s Day celebrations in years past were much m o r e modest, mostly limited to green punch or Jenny Mack dessert, Regency Care Center rather than a full-course meal. Molly Johnson and Linda Rieck are among the Regency Care Center residents who can actually boast some Irish heritage, and they both expressed appreciation to the event’s organizers for bringing in Marvin Cortelyou and Jim Gibbs, a.k.a. the Smokey Point Rainbow Singers. “This is excellent,” the wheelchair-bound Johnson said. “I love music and dancing, even though I can’t dance anymore.” “The singing is my favorite part,” said Rieck, who was just as surprised as Johnson to find the Regency Care Center dining area decked out in shades of green that afternoon. Rieck’s guest, Sandy Turner, also appreciated being able to celebrate her Irish heritage, and even learned a thing or two from the brief history of the holiday that was provided before the meal. “It wasn’t the same history of St. Patrick that I heard in Catholic school,” Turner said. “I didn’t know he was brought to Ireland as a child by pirates who had kidnapped him.” “Our residents just loved

the festivities,” Arlington Regency Care Center Administrator Jenny Mack said. “It was a great party and a great time, and we have Haggen’s to thank for


“This was our first partnership with them, but we look forward to working with them again,” Weiland said.


Marvin Cortelyou, left, and Jim Gibbs, a.k.a. the Smokey Point Rainbow Singers, perform for the residents of Regency Care Center in Arlington during their St. Patrick’s Day meal on March 17. Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo


“It was a great party and a great time, and we have Haggen’s to thank for it.”

March 22, 2014

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Post conducts 36th annual Social Studies Fair


ARLINGTON — Post Middle School’s 36th annual Social Studies Fair on Saturday, March 15, showcased not only some chapters of local, state and national history, but also some slices of life of the eighth-grade students who researched and presented those projects. Curtis Welch’s grandfather was a Navy pilot, his uncle was an Air Force pilot, his sister and brother-in-law are both Army pilots, and his dad works for Boeing,

so it’s perhaps not surprising that he chose to study the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. “I always liked World War II planes and other military vehicles, and I knew a lot of the details already,” Welch said. “What I didn’t know was how Boeing constructed entire fake towns on top of their factories to hide them during the war. The trees were made out of steel beams, and the houses were shells with nothing inside, but they actually paved roads on top of the factories.”

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Collin Ueltschi wears the work gear of his uncle, Snohomish firefighter Kyle Woods, to talk about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, complete with a mock mustache to match his uncle’s.

“I learned from my son how amazing Boeing’s output was during the war,” said Jim Welch, Curtis’ dad. “At one point, they were producing 362 B-17 bombers a month, or about 12 every 24 hours. Considering how much work it takes for us to produce 40 planes a month now, that’s kind of hard to fathom.” Both of John Cook’s grandfathers served in the Korean War — in the Army on his mom’s side, and in the Navy on his dad’s side — but he was still struck by its death toll, especially during the Battle of the Pusan Perimeter. “Hundreds of thousands of troops fell,” Cook said, while wearing an Army surplus uniform and showing off old service photos of his mother’s father. “It was just a bloody war.” “Both sides of our family are connected to this war,” said Ray Cook, John’s dad. “It was such a big struggle, and it has the potential to turn ugly again.” Collin Ueltschi donned the work gear of his uncle, Snohomish firefighter Kyle Woods, to talk about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, complete with a mock mustache to match his uncle’s. “He inspired me, but I’ve always been interested in the Great Seattle Fire,” Ueltschi said. “I was surprised to find out that no one died in

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John Cook, clad in an Army surplus uniform, shows off old photos of his mother’s father, who served in the Army during the Korean War. that fire, except for a million rats, and that they had to let the fire die out on its own. Their fire hoses didn’t reach Elliott Bay because the tide was out. The whole city was made of wood back then. Even the roads were covered in wood chips.” Burch Walker’s greatgrandfather Paulos was an electrical engineer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, so while Paulos passed away at the age of 93 in 2010, his great-grandson was representing him by dressing up as an engi-

neer from Paulos’ era, to explain the operations of JPL’s antennae and satellite dishes. “Each one of their three big satellite dishes around the world offers a 120-degree view of the skies surrounding the Earth,” Walker said. “All the science and outer-space missions they did really astounded me.” Post Middle School social studies teacher Mike Preisinger noted that around 90 parents of the school’s sixth- and seventh-

grade students were treated to a Friday, March 14, viewing of the eighth-graders’ 190 displays, to give the kids and their families alike a better idea of what they can expect with their own Social Studies Fair projects. “Having this fair open to the public is a nice way to connect students to the community, and it lets them show off the research and presentations skills they’ve honed,” Preisinger said. “I’m really proud of these kids, for how much they’ve learned and done.”



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