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New road improves transportation network By Christopher Andersson The new Arlington Valley Road was recently opened and is meant to provide a better transportation network for local manufacturing businesses. The corridor connects 67th Avenue with 204th Street and provides more direct access to some major local highways for companies that are moving manufacturing products through the region. Arlington officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 15 to celebrate the completed project. “We’re very excited to be opening today what is now known as Arlington Valley Road,” said Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert. “This project is going to support the development and the redevelopment of the northern area See ROAD on page 9


Ken Cage, a pillar of the Marysville community, passed away on March 13.

Marysville loses one of its finest Ken Cage is known for his life of service to his country, community PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER ANDERSSON

Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, surrounded by City Council members Marilyn Oertle, left, and Mike Hopson, cuts the ribbon on the Arlington Valley Road during a ceremony on March 15.

Native liaisons and tribal advocates in Marysville schools help to provide a place for Native students to be seen, heard and supported. “Unfortunately our kids can get lost in a big system, and if you’re disadvantaged or historically underserved then you can feel even more invisible,” said Deborah Parker, director of equity, diversity and indigenous education at the school district. “A lot of our students feel like no one cares,” she said. Parker herself attended the school district and found them supportive and helpful. “All my schools had liaisons, and those offices were the safest place for myself and other Native Americans, and others who are our friends,” she said. Today’s students report similar benefits from the current program.

Ken Cage, the man most responsible for building the Marysville Historical Society Museum according to many, and a long-time community member, passed away on March 13. Cage was the president of the Marysville Historical Society for 17 years, only recently stepping down a few months ago. He was also involved in many other parts of the community, including the American Legion, Friends of the Marysville Library and as part of local Masonic groups. That sense of service began when Cage was young and joined the Navy, serving in the Korean War. “We can start with his service to his country and he just continued to serve his community after that, which we were the beneficiaries of,” said Marysville

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Native liaisons, advocates help Tulalip students By Christopher Andersson


Marysville-Pilchuck High School student Elyssa Zackuse, right, talks with Native advocate Ricky Belmonth on March 13.

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“They help us a lot, especially with the Native kids. We have lots of opportunities to come in and get help with work and credits,” said Marysville-Pilchuck High School student Shoshone Hollen. “They’re awesome and they help with a lot of things, and they keep you in check,” said M-PHS student Elyssa Zackuse. The Native liaison program is part of the Marysville School District. “Our program comes out of the treaty rights, and the

right to education that is in the Point Elliott Treaty [the treaty between the U.S. government and the tribes of the Puget Sound region],” said Matt Remle, lead liaison with the district. Because of that the liaison program’s funding comes from the federal government. Tulalip Tribes' advocate program has a similar goal, but comes from Tulalip Youth Services. “They are two different programs that work cohesively,” said Remle. The advocates were added to help the school by the Tulalip Tribes. “There was a lot of work for just the five liaisons,” said Ricky Belmont, a Native advocate who works at M-PHS. “The Tribe was able to say ‘hey, I think they need some help,’” he said. The Marysville School District has around 1,200 Native American students, accounting for about 10 percent of the district’s population. “Which may not sound high to a lot of folks, but in terms of Native populations that’s pretty high,” said Remle, who added the district has one of the highest Native populations in the state. The liaisons and advocates support students in a number of different wants, helping with social and emotional skills in elementary school, with transitioning into and out of middle school, and helping with graduating on time. The U.S. education system has not always served the best interests of Native Americans though, with the country’s history of boarding schools that suppressed culture, often through violence. Distrust of that system still remains for some. “A lot of times our teachers say ‘well, why doesn’t the student want to learn,’ or ‘why aren’t the parents connecting with us,’” said Parker. “With our indigenous students we know there is a deep pain that is left over from the boarding schools,” she said. Parker’s own father was sent to a boarding school, she said. “That's not ancient history.” Right now about 70 percent of Native students graduate from the district, said Remle. “It’s still less than the

general population, but I will say that I started in 2004 and the graduation rate then was around 38 percent,” he said. “There’s been a massive increase and I credit our staff,” he said. The group of liaisons and advocates also work together to push more Native voice and perspectives into the schools. “I think Pilchuck and Getchell are hungry for the culture,” said Belmont. “We heard loud and clear that they want more. They don’t want to feel like they’re learning from one set of standards, that standard being euro-centric,” said Parker. That includes afterschool activities for students and families to be a part of, and improvements to the curriculum as well. “One of the things we’re working on is trying to get the Lushootseed language taught at Marysville-Pilchuck,” said Remle. The language is already taught at Heritage High School and would count as a second language credit the same way a Spanish or French class would. They hope to help the broader community as well. “Not only for our Native students, but their families and others to help learn about who we are and what’s important to us,” said Parker. Providing that familiarity is important for the whole community, said Native advocate and Tulalip Tribal member Zee Jimicum, who is a parent of a son who used to have a friend come over when they lived in Sunnyside. “The year after we moved onto the reservation he wasn’t allowed to come over. Nothing different about who we were or who I was as a parent,” she said. “That’s why its important to have that connection.” Those who worked in the program said they enjoyed it, although it was tough at times. “There’s a deep love and compassion that our staff members have, but the underlying issues are of grief and loss. Loss of our languages, cultures and lands,” said Parker. Jimicum said advocates are often part of the Tulalip community, so they know the kids inside and outside of school. “I’ve known some kids all through elementary school, middle school and high school, and watched them graduate,” she said. “And that’s just an amazing feeling to know you’re investment goes a long way.”

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Auction benefits Youth Dynamics By Christopher Andersson The Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics held their annual dinner and auction on March 16 to raise funds for their work with local youth. The faith-based organization with many branches around the Pacific Northwest provides a space for kids to feel valued and go on activities and adventures. "We're here to build relationships with these students, to help them know that they are loved and cared for," said Jessica Ronhaar, executive director of Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics. Youth Dynamics marks 25 years of working in Arlington in 2019. They held their annual dinner and auction last week, which is their largest fundraiser for the year and helps pay for their activities. Bronco Huge, vice-president of communities for Youth Dynamics, was involved in the early years of the Arlington chapter. "We did lots of activities back then," he said, "a lot of adventure-type trips, out on the rivers." Huge said that the organization always tries to reach out to students. "We really want to go where students are, not just at the school, but whatever they are at life," he said. Amie Verellen Grubbs, assistant director of teaching and learning Lakewood School District and former staff member and principal with the Arlington School District, said that Huge and Ronhaar have both come into local schools to help students. "He was a fixture on our campus, making connections with kids all the time, and now we have the opportunity to work with Jessica [Ronhaar] and see her make a difference every day as well," said Grubbs. She said that Youth Dynamics provides better choices for students. "Youth Dynamics is

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about options, giving kids more options than they even knew existed, about giving them options of more people to talk with them at lunch, giving them some place where they are seen or heard," she said. Local community members came out to the event to support the organization. "I've been to Youth Dynamics before," said community member Val Herbert. "I love what they do." Curtis White, a local parent, said that Youth Dynamics helped give his children a lot of activities to feel a part of. "Youth Dynamics gives them opportunities to view things, have adventures, take chances and go on crazy road trips," he said. "If I had that at that age I would have grabbed a hold of it with both hands and not let go," he said. The Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics expanded its reach beyond Arlington recently, and re-branded itself as the 'Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics.' "Two years ago we answered the call and moved beyond the borders of Ar-

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Eagles, Cougars face off on diamond By Andrew Hines The Lakewood girls softball team hosted the Arlington Eagles as they opened the 2019 season on March 11. Both teams started the first inning with slow bats, as the pitchers came out and quickly began throwing strikeouts. Lakewood managed to turn that around in the bottom of the second inning as they got two players on base early. They capitalized on a few defensive errors by the Eagles in order to go up 2-0. Arlington came out slow once again in the top of the third, but bounced back with a huge solo-home run to close in on the Cougars, down 2-1. Neither team scored again until Lakewood had another strong inning in the fourth, scoring two runs and extending their lead to 4-1. However, over the next three innings the Eagles went on to score nine runs with five of them coming in the top of the seventh. Lakewood entered the bottom of the seventh down 10-4 and showed some grit as they scored four runs. Unfortunately, the scoring outburst wasn’t enough as the Eagles took the 10-8 victory.

“It was good to see them battle back and fight in the last inning. But I think that teaches us a lesson that you can’t wait until the last inning to fight, and you have to want that from beginning to end. Good things to learn early on in the season,” said Lakewood Head Coach Travis Boortz. The Cougars were led by their core of RileyMae Swanson, Olivia Poulton, Natalie Krueger and Brittani Boortz. Swanson, sophomore pitcher, had a great day from the mound as she racked up 10 strikeouts and also showed up at the plate with one hit, one run, and one stolen base. Poulton, senior captain, went 2-3 at the plate with one single, one triple, one run, an RBI and two stolen bases. Krueger, second baseman, led the team in hits with three as she was a perfect 3-3 to go with two runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases. Boortz, sophomore outfielder, went 1-2 at the plate with two walks, two runs and a game-high four stolen bases. “I’m so proud of the girls. It’s not fun when it’s cold and wet, but with the way they were playing you would think

that it was 80 and sunny. It’s great to see them all play together and get aggressive throughout the game,” said Arlington Head Coach Ashleigh Beard. Arlington had contributions up and down their roster but were led by Elizabeth Durfee, Megan Lawrence, Madisyn Estes, Brooklyn Lamie and Katherine Tsoukalas. Durfee, freshman pitcher, had a big day for her first varsity action as she put up 10 strikeouts. Lawrence, sophomore outfielder, only had one hit but earned two RBIs and one run. Estes, junior third baseman, went 2-3 at the plate with two runs, one RBI, two stolen bases, one double and one home run. Lamie, junior first baseman, led the team in hits going 3-4 with three singles and two runs. Tsoukalas, senior, only had one hit but turned it into a double for two RBIs and one stolen base. If you want to support the Cougars their next home game will be against Meridian Trojans on Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. Or if you want to cheer on the Eagles their next home game will be against the Burlington-Edison Tigers on Wednesday, March 20, at 4 p.m.


Lakewood’s sophomore pitcher RileyMae Swanson gets a strikeout early in the game against the Arlington Eagles at Lakewood High School on March 11.

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Match begins at 7:30 p.m.

March 22 Cedarcrest Away CdrcstHS* March 23 Oak Harbor Away OHHS** March 26 Shorewood Home MGHS *Match begins at 6 p.m. Match begins at 7 p.m.


Matches begin at 3:30 p.m.

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Game begins at 4 p.m.

Match begins at 3 p.m.

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March 20 Kamiak Away KamHS March 22 Squalicum Away SqualHS* March 26 Shorewood Away MeridnPk** *Game beings at 4:30 p.m. **Game begins at 6 p.m.


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March 21 Arlington

Games begins at 4 p.m.

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March 21 Oak Harbor March 21 Archbishop Murphy

Away Home


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March 21 Oak Harbor March 25 Snohomish

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Matches begin at 3:30 p.m.

March 22 Stanwood March 26 Meadowdale

March 20 Burlington-Edison Home March 23 Roosevelt Home March 26 Edmonds-Woodway Home *Game beings at 11 a.m.

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Matches begin at 7:30 p.m.

March 22 Lynnwood Home March 26 Edmonds-Woodway Away

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Match begins at 3 p.m.

March 23 Jack Barnes Invite March 26 Marysville Getchell *Match begins at 10 a.m.

Away Away

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Meet begins at 3:30 p.m.

March 21 Marysville Getchell Away March 23 Chuck Randall Relays Home *Meet begins at 10 a.m.


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Match begins at 3 p.m.

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Match begins at 3 p.m.



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Home Away Away

March 21 Archbishop Murphy March 26 Monroe *Match begins at 4 p.m.

March 21 Stanwood

Games begin at 4 p.m.

Away Home


Arlington Eagles Games begin at 4 p.m.

March 20 Lake Stevens March 26 Shorecrest

Match begins at 3:30 p.m.

March 21 Archbishop Murphy Away AMHS* March 23 Snohomish Home QuilCeda** March 26 Shorecrest Away ShrlnStd *Match begins at 6 p.m. **Match begins at 1 p.m.

Meets begin at 3:30 p.m.


Games begin at 4 p.m.


Match begins at 7 p.m.

Games begin at 4 p.m.

March 20 Snohomish March 22 Snohomish March 26 Oak Harbor

Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks

QuilCeda ArlHS*


Matches begin at 7 p.m.

March 21 Bellingham March 23 Sedro-Woolley March 26 Nooksack Valley *Match begins at 1 p.m.

Away Home Home



Games begin at 4 p.m.

March 20 Bellingham March 22 Meridian March 26 Bellingham *Game begins at 4:30 p.m.


Games begin at 4:30 p.m.

March 21 Meridian March 23 Lynden Christian March 25 Bellingham *Games begins at 1 p.m.

Home Home Away

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Matches begin at 3:30 p.m.

March 20 Ferndale March 22 Sedro-Woolley March 25 Anacortes

Home Away Away




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Home Home Away

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Eagles fight for 5-1 victory over Chargers By Andrew Hines The Arlington boys baseball team matched up with the Marysville Getchell Chargers in a tough fought game on March 15. The Chargers entered the game against Arlington without their star player Malakhi Knight as he suffered an injury in a previous game. The Eagles started out strong in the first inning as they shut out the Chargers

and put up the first run on the scoreboard for a 1-0 lead. Marysville Getchell wasn’t going to lay down as they answered back in the top of the second. Arlington then took back the lead in the bottom of the same inning as they score three runs to put themselves up 4-1. Over the next two innings neither team was able to string together hits and they both went scoreless through the fourth inning. The next run would come from the Eagles as they


Paul Chung, Arlington’s senior shortstop, makes contact and sends one through the infield against the Chargers at Arlington High School on March 15.

managed to put up one more for a 5-1 lead after the fifth inning. Arlington shutout Marysville Getchell over the last two innings as they secured the 5-1 victory in their home opener. “Our pitchers did a pretty good job and our defense did a good job as well. We made a few mistakes throughout the game but that can be expected this early in the season. We've got a long season and we need to take care of us, if we do that we’ll get a good result,” said Arlington Head Coach Scott Striegel. The Eagles were led by Owen Bishop, Camdon Anderson, Michael Tsoukalas and Cameron Smith. Bishop, junior pitcher, pitched for five innings with seven strikeouts as well as earning one hit, one RBI and a stolen base. Anderson, senior third baseman, only had one hit in the game but it came as a three-RBI double to go with his one run and one stolen base. Tsoukalas, sophomore outfielder, led the team with two hits, one run, a single and a triple. Smith had one single on the day with one run, as well as pitching the last two innings with three strikeouts. “Arlington is one of the

best teams in the state and I think that our young guys showed that they can step up to play at a high level. Right now I want to see them compete and play with confidence in every game. If we can do that, and not beat ourselves, I think we can have a special season,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon. Marysville Getchell was led by their core of Ryan King, Trevor Loucks, Josiah Koellmer and Colby Watts. King, senior outfielder, had one hit with it being a double and also had one stolen base. Loucks, sophomore outfielder, had one hit for a single with one RBI and one stolen base. Koellmer, sophomore utility player, went 1-3 at the plate with one hit for a single. Watts, senior pitcher, went 1-4 at the plate for a single, as well as pitching an entire game with one strikeout. If you want to come out and support the Eagles their next home game will be against the Everett Seagulls on Wednesday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Or if you want to root for the Chargers their next home game will be against the Snohomish Panthers on Friday, March 22, at 4 p.m.

M-P defeats Bulldogs 2-1 By Christopher Andersson The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team took on the Mount Vernon Bulldogs for their first home match of the season on March 12. The Tomahawks came out strong as they put the pressure on the Bulldogs defense, keeping the ball in enemy territory for the majority of the first half. Marysville-Pilchuck managed to use their athleticism to get past defenders but missed on several opportunities from within close. Late in the half Mount Vernon managed to gain a little momentum as they earned a few opportunities to take some shots. Going into halftime neither team managed to score as the Tomahawks had seven shots, eight shots on goal and three saves. Ma r y s v i l l e - P i l c hu c k came out in the second half firing on all cylinders as they took early shots against Mount Vernon and eventually scored in the 52nd minute. They continued to put the pressure on but left some holes in their defense as the Bulldogs turned a quick run in the middle of the half to score in the 65th minute. Both teams fought up and down the pitch as they didn’t want to exit the game with a

tie. In the 74th minute, the Tomahawks managed to put in a header off the crossbar and sealed the 2-1 victory. “We wanted to see how we looked and I was pretty happy with what we did out there. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half and we were able to make a lot of adjustments at halftime. It was good to see them come out poised and take advantage of their opportunities,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.

The Tomahawks were led in scoring by senior forward Randy Galvan and sophomore defender Davis Magee. Galvan took the most shots for his team as he was able to score the first goal of the game from about 20-yards out. Magee scored off a header after Galvan hit the crossbar from another deep shot near the end of the game. On the defensive end Marysville-Pilchuck was led by Eric Ibanez and Edgar

Martinez. Ibanez, senior keeper, kept a shutout for the first 65 minutes of the game and only allowed one score with four total saves. Martinez, junior defender and captain, organized the Tomahawks' defense and played a key role keeping everyone locked in on their responsibilities. If you want to check out the Tomahawks their next home match will be against the Snohomish Panthers on March 23, at 1 p.m.


Marysville Getchell’s senior pitcher Colby Watts throws a strike early against the Eagles at Arlington High School on March 15.

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Home & Garden

Common mistakes made on home improvement projects Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. Homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. Homeowners going it alone may find things do not always go as planned. In fact, a Harris Interactive study found that 85 percent of homeowners say remodeling is a more stressful undertaking than buying a home. But homeowners about to embark on home improvement projects can make the process go more smoothly by avoiding these common pitfalls. Expecting everything to go as planned Optimism is great, but you also should be a realist. Knowing what potentially could go wrong puts you in a better position to handle any problems should they arise. The project might go off without a hitch, but plan for a few hiccups along the way.

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a bathroom renovation may require the removal of drywall, reinforcement of flooring to accommodate a new bathtub or shower enclosure and the installation of new plumbing and wiring behind walls. So such a renovation is far more detailed than simply replacing faucets. Not establishing a budget Homeowners must develop a project budget to ensure their projects do not drain their finances. If your budget is so inflexible that you can’t afford the materials you prefer, you may want to postpone the proj-

ect and save more money so you can eventually afford to do it right. Without a budget in place, it is easy to overspend, and that can put you in financial peril down the line. Worrying about coming up with money to pay for materials and labor also can induce stress. Avoid the anxiety by setting a firm budget. Making trendy or overpersonal improvements Homeowners who plan to stay in their homes for the long run have more free reign when it comes to renovating their homes. Such homeowners can create a billiards room or paint a room hot pink if they so prefer. However, if the goal


is to make improvements in order to sell a property, overly personal touches may make a property less appealing to prospective buyers. Trends come and go, and improvements can be expensive. If your ultimate goal is to sell your home, opt for renovations that will look beautiful through the ages and avoid bold choices that may only appeal to a select few buyers. Forgetting to properly vet all workers It is important to vet your contractor, but don’t forget to vet potential subcontractors as well. Failing to do so can prove a costly mistake. Contractors often look to subcontractors to

perform certain parts of a job, and it is the responsibility of homeowners to vet these workers. Overestimating DIY abilities Overzealous homeowners may see a renovation project in a magazine or on television and immediately think they can do the work themselves. Unless you have the tools and the skills necessary to do the work, tackling too much can be problematic. In the long run, leaving the work to a professional may save you money. Home improvements can be stressful, but homeowners can lessen that stress by avoiding common renovation mistakes.

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Time to get the cool season veggies planted I know it still My first order doesn’t feel much of action this time like spring, but of year is to get my something magiraised beds ready cal happened this for planting. Due week— it actually to the highly orgot up to 50 deganic nature of By Steve Smith grees, and that is my soil, I have significant for two reasons. very few weeds and the ones First, for us it feels almost that dared to germinate last comfortable to be outside fall are very easy to pull out. working in the garden and Obviously, if you have lots second, when the mercury of annual weeds you need gets to 50 degrees it triggers to either turn them under all sorts of awakenings in or hoe them out before you the plant world. The switch do anything else. gets turned on and there is Next, I apply a very genno turning back. Spring has erous amount (often double sprung. the recommended rate) of

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ers," meaning they need a little extra dollop of fertilizer) can be planted now. Finally, it’s time to plant peas. The best way to do it is to soak them first for several hours (or overnight) to plump them up before you push them an inch or two into the ground. So, it’s time to get excited (but not panicked) about the new season. There is much to catch up on and much to look forward to. Whether flowers or veggies, start with the cold hardy stuff and don’t push it. If it is out on the benches in the garden center, it is safe to plant. Happy gardening!

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Program to battle homelessness garners attention ___ “ Mayor Jon Nehring talks with Dr. Drew about the local Embedded Social Worker program

By Christopher Andersson Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring talked to Dr. Drew Pinsky and southern California about the local efforts to deal with homelessness and addiction on March 11. Dr. Drew is a nationally syndicated talk radio host known for programs like “Loveline” which ran from 1984 to 2016. He also hosts radio shows for a Los Angeles based audience, including “Dr. Drew Midday Live,” which Nehring was invited

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of the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center,” she said. The planned manufacturing center is meant to attract a lot more business around Smokey Point. Local industry often has to use more complicated routes to get to the highway, usually off of 67th Avenue. “This is going to give us a freight route that can take congestion off of 67th Avenue, our main arterial corridor for residents through here,” said Tolbert. “We’re taking pressure of 67th Avenue and connecting local aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies to SR-9, SR-530 and SR-531,” said Tolbert. The Arlington Valley Road has been part of the city’s transportation plan for more than a decade, however it was delayed as the recession halted business growth in the area. Tolbert said that businesses are coming back to the area in part because of new infrastructure investment like Arlington Valley Road. “News of this growth in construction has already spurred development in the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center,” she said. The former sites of Northwest Hardwoods and Hamptom Lumber are being redeveloped by other businesses in the hopes of attracting industry to the area. The two-lane road was finished earlier this year and was already being used by walkers and bicyclists as a convenient pathway between the two areas of the city. A wide pathway for bi-

on to. The two talked about Snohomish County’s Embedded Social Worker program, which Marysville has been participating in since March. The program is meant to address chronic homelessness and those battling addiction. “That is a public health disaster here in southern California,” said Dr. Drew on the show. “We bring a social worker and embed that social worker with a member of our police force,” said Nehring on the show. “And they’re dedicated to this full-time. Every day they go out in the woods to contact the homeless, who are usually dealing with some sort of addiction,” Nehring said. “The idea is to cyclists and pedestrians was included as part of the construction. Washington state’s Transportation Improvement Board prefers to support “Complete Street” type of projects that will be usable for every type of commuter, said Ashley Probart, executive director of the board. The board provided more than half of the funding for the project. “We try to target our funding to complete the street and facility so that it is fully functional,” said Probart. The project cost $4.83 million in total.

convince them to get help.” On the program Nehring described the program as having both "a carrot and a stick." “We do have a zero tolerance policy for those that aren’t willing to get help,” he said. “If after seven, eight or nine contacts the police officer and social worker believe they are getting the run around, then that’s when we bring in the criminal enforcement." The embedded social worker program has received a lot of attention from news outlets and communities, both inside and outside of Washington state. “We were confident it would be an improvement,” said Nehring, but they didn’t expect this much success or outside attention. “I was happy because I


think it shows that we’re really making an impact with the program,” he said. “And it’s good for other people to know about what’s going on here." Nehring also wanted to make it clear that there’s a lot of credit to go around. “It should be noted that this is a real team effort,” he said. The county pays for half of the social worker’s salary and the County Council and County Sheriff helped push and create the program. He said he was also happy about the opportunity to tell other communities about Marysville’s approach to homelessness and addiction. “I enjoyed the experience,” he said. “I like that I got to share the story of Marysville and what we’re

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In addition to Transportation Improvement Board funds, the city provided some of the money from development fees and the Puget Sound Regional Council provided money from the Stillaguamish Valley Redevelopment Fund. The Transportation Improvement Board represents cities, counties and

the private sector with a portion of the state’s gas tax. Over the last decade that includes about 10 projects and about $18 million of investment around Arlington. “We’ve been very active in your city with the LED lights, this project and the upcoming roundabout,” said Probart.

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doing as a community." After the interview was done, he didn’t expect the amount of talk about it either. “I didn’t really know the level of following he had,” said Nehring. Dr. Drew thanked Ne-

hring for his involvement and support of the social worker program. “Thank you for taking care of all your constituents, both on the street and off, it helps everyone else when you help the ones who need the most,” Dr. Drew said.

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Spring is an opportunity to detoxify your home Spring cleaning is an opportunity to declutter, organize, and bring new energy into the home. Traditionally, this act is literally physically cleaning; however, you can also take steps to improve your health while choosing less toxic options for your home. Detoxifying the home is something that should make your spring cleaning to-do list. Getting toxins out of your home may be one of the most important things

you can do for your health. Let’s explore common toxins found in the home and discover strategies to help reduce your toxic burden and lower your risk for chronic disease. When your home environment is cluttered with chemical toxins your health is impacted. Often it’s not a single exposure to one chemical that promotes disease, but rather an accumulation of toxic exposures that

negatively influences health overtime. The pantry is a good place to start, likely it contains sources of chemically altered foods. Read foods labels and remove items that contain partially hydrogenated oils (also known as trans fats). Trans fats are a synthetic fat created by a chemical process that makes liquid vegetable oils more solid. This allows the fat to have a longer shelf life. Trans fats are prominent in packaged food and contribute to inflammation in the body. A state of chronic inflammation in the body is linked to the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancers. The body does not need trans fats, so you should avoid these in your diet as much as possible. Foods containing partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil are of high concern as they also contain high levels of pesticide residue. Pesticides are a variety of chemicals that are used to protect conventionally grown crops from insects, weeds, fungi or rodents. The insecticide class of pesticides work by disrupting the nervous system and energy production of the insect. High levels of

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pesticide residue are associated with increased risk for cancer, Parkinson’s disease and autoimmune disease. Choosing organic produce as much as possible helps to reduce exposure to pesticide residue. Focusing on exposure to plastics in the home is important. Plastics are ubiquitous. While most exposures to plastic are obvious, there are several routes of exposure that are less apparent. The amount of plastics used in the home can have a profound influence on health. Research has demonstrated that exposure to plastics influences human health by contributing to the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and disruption of hormone function in the body — some plastics are also known as a class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors. The alteration of hormones impairs thyroid function, reproductive health and increases the risk for hormone-driven cancers and the onset of early puberty. Bisphenol A (BPA) was developed as a synthetic estrogen in the 1930’s. It was phased out as a pharmaceutical estrogen, and later used by the plastic industry to make plastics that are clear, lightweight and hard. The food industry added BPA as an epoxy lining to cans to preserve the flavor and freshness of canned products. Foods with a high acid or fat content leach more BPA into the food. Other potential exposure sources

of BPA include canned beverages including soda and beer, thermal paper receipts and water bottles. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor, and it is associated with increased risk for breast and prostate cancers, infertility, childhood behavioral issues, and malformation of the male infant urogenital tract causing a misplaced opening for urine output — a medical condition called hypospadia. Ways to decrease your exposure to BPA include choosing glass containers over canned whenever possible, avoiding microwaving in plastic, buying frozen vegetables and fruit rather than canned — when you can’t buy fresh, and cooking your own beans. Note that the replacement chemical in BPA-free canned products is showing similar potential health effects in research, so reduce exposure to these too. Phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) are synthetic chemicals known as plasticizers which are added to plastics to make them flexible or are added to fragrances to make scents last longer. Household sources of phthalates include food wraps and packing, shower curtains and liners, personal care products, detergents, air fresheners, vinyl floorings, and perfumes. Unfortunately, plasticizers can breakdown and migrate out of the plastic and into the environment and the human body. The European Union has banned phthalates in cosmetics and

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personal care products, but they remain a prevalent ingredient in these products in the United States. Routes of exposure include ingestion, inhalation and absorption through skin. Reduce your exposure by drinking out of glass or stainless steel water bottles, avoiding microwaving in plastic, avoiding plastic wrap directly on food, purchasing meats at the butcher's counter in lieu of pre-wrapped meats, replacing plastics shower curtains with bamboo or fabric and a phthalate free liner, buying personal care products that are labeled phthalate free and fragrance free. These are just few ideas to reduce exposures to environmental toxins, for more information talk to your naturopathic doctor.

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Jaramillo, Federspiel named Students of the Month By Christopher Andersson Mar ysv i l le-Pi lchuck High School seniors Leonardo Jaramillo and Grayce Federspiel were recognized for their academics and athletics. The two students were awarded the March Student of the Month awards. Members of the Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs choose a boy and girl each month to honor from the local school district and then recognize those students at a school board meeting. Students are chosen for a combination of their work in the community, their involvement in school activities and their academic achievements. Leonardo Jaramillo has

been a part of his school’s varsity soccer team for a couple of years now. From 2015 to 2016 he played for Arlington High School and has played for Marysville-Pilchuck High School since then after transferring to Marysville. Since 2018 he has been the varsity soccer team captain. Last year he was also named First Team All-Wesco for soccer as well. He describes himself as a good communicator, organized, detailed and someone who has leadership skills. He was chosen to be the Senior Class President, a role he has been serving in since 2018 where he can help organize events and other initiatives for the stu-

dent body of the school. Last year Leonardo also spent a couple of months volunteering for the Marysville Community Food Bank. Grayce Federspiel is also involved in the leadership at Marysville-Pilchuck High School as she is the Senior Class Vice President. Since 2017 she has also been part of the school’s National Honor Society, an honor society group focused on volunteerism. This year she is serving as the school’s National Honor Society president. She was involved in athletics at her school from 2015 to 2017, including being part of the junior varsity soccer team and the junior varsity tennis team.

Grayce has done a lot of volunteer work within the community, including helping out at Grove Elementary, Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries and Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation. Currently Grayce works at Seattle Premium Outlets, at Express, where she is a Sales Lead at the store. Previously she also worked at the mall for Calvin Klein where she was a sales associate. Grayce plans to graduate this spring from MarysvillePilchuck and begin college soon. “I plan on attending a four-year university and continuing my education by getting a degree in business,” she said.

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Mayor Jon Nehring. The Marysville Historical Society’s museum was a big project for the group that had been planned for decades. Cage began serving as president of the society in 2002 and led the effort, which culminated in a finished building in 2016. “He was instrumental in planning and building the museum we now have,” said Morrie Sachsenmaier, current president of the Marysville Historical Society. “He spent so many hours helping to make the museum, and he spent a lot of his own resources to make it happen as well,” he said. Nehring also said that Cage put in a lot of effort to get that museum finished. “I don’t believe there would be a museum here today without Ken Cage,” he said. Beyond the museum, Cage was a big part of keeping Marysville history preserved and keeping the so-


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ciety active. “Ken has been the backbone of the historical society for many years,” said Sachsenmaier. “We’ll miss his leadership and he was a great guy, he was such a gentle soul." Damion Stephan, Master at the Crystal Lodge No. 122 in Marysville, said that Cage’s passion about history was clear. “He was always encouraging us to learn about the history of the Freemasons and of Marysville,” said Stephan. Cage was a leader at the local lodge and took an active role in the group for many years. “Ken was actually one of my mentors when I first joined the Freemasons,” said Stephan. “He’s always been a great influence on everybody around him.” Stephan described Cage as someone who was “kind, intelligent and loyal.” Many people had heavy hearts about the news that Cage had passed away. “We’re all going to miss him very much,” said

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Stephan. “He’ll be greatly missed and we’re all mourning the passing here,” said Sachsenmaier. “I was really sad to learn on Wednesday of Ken’s passing,” said Nehring, “Ken was just a real treasure for our community.” Cage is survived by his wife Ethel, daughter Aleta Phillips, son Arlan Cage, and granddaughter Lindsay Phillips, as well as nieces and nephews. Donations in memoriam can be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, American Legion Post 178, Sacred Harmoines Therapeutic Harp Music Program at Providence General Foundation, the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society, or the Crystal Lodge no. 122 in Marysville. A service is scheduled for March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Crystal Lodge No. 122 at 419 Columbia St. A graveside service will be held after at the Marysville Cemetery followed by a reception at the Marysville Historical Society’s Museum.

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Puget Sound is not a sewer We must stop treating Puget Sound like a sewer if we are going to restore the fish, shellfish, wildlife and other natural resources it supports. That’s why we are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand strong in the face of challenges to water quality improvements. We were disappointed to learn that tugboat companies, cruise lines and other marine industries recently filed suit against EPA claiming that complying with a new no-discharge zone for human waste is too expensive. If this sounds familiar it’s because the move comes on the heels of another industry challenge that claims our state’s new water quality standards – the most protective of human health in the nation – are also too costly to implement. The state Department of Ecology worked to establish the no-discharge zone to protect an area of more than 2,300 square miles in Puget Sound and lakes Washington and Union. It was the first established in Washington, although there are more than 90 in 26 other states. There are more than 150,000 recreational boats and more than 3,500 commercial vessels in the Puget Sound region. Most already have holding tanks for sewage, and EPA has determined that there are enough shore-based and mobile sewage pump-out services to provide for the region. Vessel owners were given five years to comply with the new no-discharge rules. It takes only a small sew-

Lorraine Loomis age leak to force closure of a shellfish bed or make people sick. Before the zone was established, boats could dump partially treated sewage anywhere in the sound. Raw sewage could be flushed from vessels at least three miles from shore. Meanwhile, the EPA is considering an industry trade group petition claiming that complying with the state’s new water quality standards will increase their cost of doing business. The idea that the solution to pollution is dilution is outdated. Our waterways are not an out-of-sight, out-ofmind solution for industrial waste. It’s time we stop balancing the pollution ledger with our health and future. It’s been a couple of years since EPA stepped into the state’s rule-making process to ensure that our water quality standards are based on the best available science. The federal Clean Water Act requires states to develop rules that ensure our waters are clean enough to provide healthy fish and shellfish that are safe to eat. The updated water quality standards were the result of years of extensive public processes at the state and federal levels, involving trib-

al governments as well as industry representatives, environmental groups and other stakeholders. The standards are based on science that accurately reflects what happens when we are exposed to pollution in our waters. They also include a wide range of implementation tools and generous timelines for industry to comply. There is no new science or law that justifies EPA’s reconsideration of industry’s pleas that their short-term profits outweigh the longterm health of our communities and resources. Politics, not science, is the only factor that would lead to a different result. It would simply be a rehashing of issues that were discussed, debated and resolved through a lengthy public process that spanned decades. We believe that human health and environmental quality are the keys to economic health and prosperity for our region. We don’t believe you can put a price on clean water, our health or the health of our natural resources. A pollution-based economy is not sustainable, but cooperation is. We must work together if we want healthy waters, healthy people and a thriving economy.

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RAVE RANT: Use your turn signal. You know who you are. RAVE: Spring starts this week. The weather has been a roller coaster so far this year with weeks of snow and now it's sunny and warm. Hopefully the weather will calm down and we'll have a sunny and warm spring. RAVE: It's time for March Madness. Good Luck to the University of Washington and Gonzaga. Hopefully they both will have a great tournament.

RANT: I want to give a late shout out to the students in Arlington High School's drama department for their recent production of "Momma Mia." They did a great job that we really enjoyed, and we look forward to their next production. RAVE: The Seattle Mariners' home opener is just about a week away. I look forward to watching them this season.

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Survey focuses on local health needs ___ By Christopher Andersson

The Cascade Valley Health Foundation and local Hospital District hope to learn more about what local residents want for their own health and well-being. In partnership with the Providence Institute for a Healthier Community, the groups are asking community members who live in Arlington or Darrington to provide feedback in a confidential survey that will be open until April 15. The survey is available online at Heather Logan, president of the Cascade Valley Health Foundation, said that the organization is looking for guidance on what local residents want.

“Our goal is to create that north star,” that will help provide direction for the foundation. She said that Public Hospital District No. 3 and the Cascade Valley Health Foundation have been in transition since Skagit Regional Health took over operations at Cascade Valley Hospital. They are now looking for the best ways to serve the community. “We look forward to learning from our residents about their sense of health and well-being, their access to support services and their connection to the Stilly Valley community,” said Ardis Schmiege, superintendent of Stilly Valley Health Connections (Public Hospital District

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Kenneth M. Cage Kenneth M. Cage was born on July 2, 1931, and passed away March 13, 2019, surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Ken graduated from Durango High School in Colorado in 1950, having worked as a cowpuncher, rancher and sheep herder just to get through school, then went to Washington State the next month with his uncle to work. He worked at logging for a short time, then joined the Navy and never returned to Colorado except for short visits. On his first leave while in the Navy, he married Ethel, who would be his wife for almost 66 years. After four years in the Navy, he went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering which he enjoyed, and obtained a mechanical engineering degree. After graduating, he worked for Honeywell, Boeing, Black Clawson in Everett, Castle & Cook Seafoods, and a computer company in Bellevue. During these years, he was a Scout leader, active in the PTA, and Friends of the Marysville Library. Ken kept very active during his retirement years. In 2002, he became president of the Marysville Historical Society and served for 17 years. Dur-

ing that time, he was instrumental in the building of the historical museum for the City of Marysville and the surrounding area. Ken belonged to three Masonic lodges, Scottish Rite and a military group “Sojourners”, where he was serving as President. He is survived by his wife, Ethel, daughter, Aleta Phillips (Mark), son, Arlan Cage (Bonnie) and granddaughter Lindsay Phillips, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Marysville Masonic Lodge #122, 419 Columbia Street, Marysville, Washington on Wednesday, March 20. Graveside services followed at Marysville Cemetery, and a reception at the Marysville Historical. Donations in memoriam may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, American Legion Post 178, Sacred Harmonies Therapeutic Harp Music Program at Providence General Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Crystal Masonic Lodge #122 in Marysville. A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Providence Everett Hospital for the compassionate care they provided. Fair winds and following seas shipmate, we have the watch.

No. 3). Logan said there are a lot of good numbers and statistics out there about the needs of Snohomish County residents, however she hopes to hear directly from them. “We’re doing this survey so that the Public Hospital District and the Cascade Valley Health Foundation have a good idea of what the community wants,” she said. “What do they think about their own health and well-being?” She hopes that the survey will bring the wants of the community into sharper focus. The foundation raises funds and gives money out to local organizations in ef-

forts to improve community health. “We will look at the results to help us decide where we should be sending our grant money to,” said Logan. “For a number of years we bought equipment to help Cascade Valley Hospital, but we’re moving away from that kind of grant into other projects,” she said. One recent grant allowed Snohomish County to purchase an ATV that will be used on the Centennial Trail and other places. “That is a well-loved and often traveled trail,” that gets people out walking or riding their bicycle, said Logan, and the ATV allows for the trail to be better

We look forward to learning from our residents about their sense of health and well-being, their access to support services and their connection to the Stilly Valley community.


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maintained and policed. The survey takes about 10 minutes to fill out and includes questions about how you feel about your safety and health in general, the screenings and resources you’ve used and if you have a chronic disease, how much support and resources do you have in the community. “We never ask for your

identity unless you want to enter a drawing for a gift card,” said Logan. “Even then, that info is not seen by us but by the people administering the survey,” she said. More information about Stilly Valley Health Connection and the Stilly Valley Health Foundation is available at



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Preschool Storytime: Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Held Wednesdays, March 20 and 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

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vorite registered therapy pets! For children and families. Held Saturday, March 23, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Saturday STEM - Peep Engineering Challenge: Use your engineering skills to build a jellybean structure for your Peeps and design a launcher to help them fly! Held Saturday, March 23, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

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Toddler Storytime: Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. For ages 19 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Monday, March 25, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Baby Storytime: Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. Tuesdays, March 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Teens Make It — StressRelief Toys: Feeling a bit stressed? Come make your

own stress-relief ball with us! We'll have all the supplies you'll need to make these handy, squeezable toys. Held Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

COMING EVENTS Grant Writing Workshops: Grant Writing Workshops will be held Thursday, March 28, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. This two-part grant writing workshop helps you perfect your ability to craft proposals that effectively and successfully deliver your organization’s message to potential funders. Session Two: From Budgets to Attachments, Character Counts, and Balancing Stats with Stories (March 28). Presented by Debra Jensen, a Seattle area nonprofit consultant and freelance grant writer. Please preregister as space is limited. For more information call 360-6585000. Class of 1979 Reunion: Marysville Pilchuck High School Class of 1979 40year reunion will be held July 27, 2019, at the Marysville Opera House, 3-10 p.m. and will include dinner and fun. RSVP required by 4/28/2019. Cost is $65 per

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ONGOING EVENTS Assistance for veterans: Military Veterans seeking help with the VA may contact American Legion Post 178, 119 Cedar Ave., Marysville. Messages may be left on the Post phone, 360-6530155. A service officer will return your call. Post 178 meets the third Thursday of each month. The Post has a social/coffee hour at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts a 7:00 PM. All veterans are invited to visit and learn how the Legion serves our community.” Volunteers for Animal Care Wanted: The NOAH Center in Stanwood is looking for volunteers. NOAH offers several volunteer opportunities to help care for their adoptable animals. If you are interested in volunteering you can go to their website at or call 360-6297055. Jam Session for People with Disabilities: Youth and adults of all abilities are invited to Village Music and Arts Friday jam sessions featuring live music by Jon Dalgarn and Voices of the Village. Bring your own instrument or use theirs. Sessions are every Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 338 North McLeod, Arlington, WA. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 for more information or to sign up. Family Night to Battle Addiction: The Tulalip Tribes Family Services runs their “Family Night” on the last Tuesday of every month. The dinner and discussion

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night provides information, support and community ideas on how to help loved ones in their battles with addiction. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Juanita AnnJones Morales building at 2821 Mission Hill Road, Tulalip. Call 360-716-4400 to RSVP. Al-Anon and Alateen: Families of problem drinkers can find support by calling 425-348-7828 or by going to District 23 encompasses most of north Snohomish County and has a directory of 23 meetings in the area, including Marysville and Arlington meetings. Pills Anonymous Meeting: Do you now, or have you ever had a problem with prescription pills. If so, the join the new book study Pills Anonymous Meeting. Held on Mondays, 5-6 p.m., at the Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Rd., in Silvana. For more information contact Barry at 951212-4080 or Virginia at 360631-5142. Pills Anonymous is a fellowship of mine and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may solve their common problem and help others recover from pill addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using pills. Age 55 or over? Call RSVP: Sponsored by Catholic Community Services, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is looking for people age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer drivers, Peer to Peer counselors and food bank workers are just a couple examples of what is available. People who volunteer regularly report better health and happiness. You can experience this too. If you have a few hours a week to help someone else, we want to speak with you. For more information please email John McAlpine at johnm@ or call (425) 3746374 or toll free at 1-888240-8572.

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The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 6, 2019 Personal Representative: Jolene Inez Martinis Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-00313-31

The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 13, 2019 Personal Representative: Elizabeth Cook Attorney for Personal Representative: Bradley E. Neunzig, WSBA #22365 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223

The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 6, 2019 Personal Representative: Christina Marie White Attorney for Personal Representative: Breanne W. Martin, WSBA #44519 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No.19-4-00314-31

The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 6, 2019 Personal Representative: Judith Ann Claxton Attorney for Personal Representative: Bradley E. Neunzig, WSBA #22365 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-00316-31

The co-personal representatives named below have been appointed as co-personal representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: March 6, 2019 Co-Personal Representative: Thomas Richard Hoy Co-Personal Representative: Priscilla Ann Baker Attorney for Personal Representative: Bradley E. Neunzig, WSBA #22365 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-00315-31


Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-00374-31

Three members of the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Board have been reappointed. Brooke Hougan is a long-time resident and former teacher. Sharon Kanehan is a retired elementary school teacher and part-time substitute teacher. Tom King, the City Council representative, is retired and actively involved with the Marysville Strawberry Festival and a long-time member of Kiwanis. These appointments to three-year terms ending Feb. 28, 2022, were recommended by Mayor Jon Nehring and confirmed by the City Council March 4. The Parks, Culture and Recreation Board is an advisory body to the City Council and Parks, Culture and Recreation Director. It meets every other month at Jennings Park Barn. For more information, visit http://www.marysvillewa. gov/258/Parks-RecreationAdvisory-Board.





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Brew and Cider Fest slated for April 6 By Christopher Andersson Several breweries are coming to the downtown Marysville Opera House on April 6 as part of the third annual Marysville Brew and Cider Fest. The event from the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce brings a number of different local breweries for locals to enjoy. Cost is $30 if purchased before the event and $35 at the door. It is held at the Opera House at 1225 Third St., Marysville, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests receive a fourounce glass, five drink tokens and a voucher for food. “We are planning to have about 10 to 12 vendors come this year,” said Jesica Stickles, president/CEO of the chamber. “And it will be a mix of breweries, cideries and win-

eries,” she said. The wineries are new this year, said Stickles. “That was based on a request from a few of our guests,” she said. “A lot of the time either the husband or the wife would be interested in brews or ciders, but the other one would want wines so this will allow our guests to have more options.” Even among the breweries there will be a lot of different types of beer available, said Stickles. “I think people like the variety, trying something they’ve never had before or trying some of their favorites again,” she said. “They like that all the breweries are local, so if they find something they like they can go visit the taproom,” she said. There will also be an expanded marketplace this

year with sealed bottles available for purchase. “Those will be available for purchase for those who want to take something they tasted home,” she said. Stickles said that people enjoy hanging out at the event. “It’s a great time to bring friends or family members,” she said. Bleachers Bar and Grill will provide the food which is included in the price of the ticket and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is the title sponsor of the event and will have a food truck at the event. The local bands Aardvarks United and the Harvey Creek Bank are playing at the festival. “Both of those are a variety of classic rock,” said Stickles. The event helps raise funds for the local chamber and draws people into


Kalie Looper, a representative from Pear Up Hard Cider, hands Angel of the Winds brewmaster Vince Falcone, a drink at last year's Brew and Cider Fest on Oct. 6, 2017. downtown Marysville. “We started it as a fundraiser, but it’s also continued in part because it’s a great tourism draw,” said Stickles. “Brewfest events are really popular right now and

we don’t want Marysville to miss out on them,” she said. They changed the branding slightly this year so that "Marysville" is included right in the name of the festival and helps draw lo-

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