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Lorrie Maras paints a watercolor at the Enumclaw Arts Alive! Gallery Saturday during the Chamber of Commerce Spring Wine Walk. A band was in front of Enumclaw Music and artisans were out on Cole Street.

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The King County Fire District 28 Board of Commissions continues on a rocky road marked with controversy. During a May 5 meeting, the board unanimously voted to accept the resignation agreement of former Fire Chief Joe Clow. The contract will pay Clow about $125,000, which includes more than $82,000 in compensation for vacation and sick leave, along with his salary through August. Although Clow is being paid through August, he ended his working relationship

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Senior Center turning 40 Community invited to help celebrate four decades of service By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

A treasured community resource is turning 40 years old and everyone is invited to help celebrate. The Enumclaw Senior Center will be the guest of honor from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15. Visitors will observe a fourdecade photo timeline and be

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treated to refreshments and hors d’eouvres. In addition, the 56th Army Band will be playing at 6. The senior center’s ongoing success could be linked to stability at the top. Jobyna Nickum, who has headed the operating since 1991, is just the third executive director in 40 years. An unabashed advocate for the center and its visitors, Nickum sees Thursday’s celebration “as a way not just to celebrate our current seniors, but really to honor all the seniors who have walked through these doors for the past four decades. To honor all the people who

have worked here over the years, all the many volunteers, all the seniors who have been a part of the fabric of the Enumclaw Senior Center, past and present.” Four decades of success is no accident, Nickup emphasizes. The senior center “makes an actual difference is the lives of our eldest citizens,” she said, pointing to offerings like the myriad programs offered within the center’s walls, the noontime luncheons, the hot meal program for homebound citizens and the van that shuttles seniors

Roach seeking seventh term in state Senate By Dennis Box Editor

Pam Roach, R-Auburn, announced she will be seeking a seventh term representing the 31st District in the state Senate. “I want to continue my work to protect taxpayers, defend constitutional liberties and boost Washington’s economic recovery,” Roach said in a release. “The concerns of the people are my priorities.” Roach won her first state senate election

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, May 14, 2014