Dog shot in Lake Stevens Dear Editor, On Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 someone shot my daughter’s dog. When my daughter Kalena got home (in Lake Stevens) from work she found her dog under the porch. When Lexy, the dog, did not come out to greet her as she always did Kalena went to get her and found Lexy was not able to walk. At first, Kalena thought Lexy had been hit by a car so she rushed her to the vets and x-rays were taken only to find out Lexy had been shot in the spin and was paralyzed. The vet said they could operate at a cost of $6,000 but most likely Lexy would be paralyzed. So the decision was made to have Lexy put down. A police report was filed and the bullet is being removed to be handed over to the police. The police said it would then be handed over to animal control to take over. Neighbors need to be warned that there is someone running around with a gun shooting at animals. Michael Watson Redmond Auditor Sontag has ideas to be fiscally responsible Dear Editor, As the next legislative session fast approaches and we hear about another $2 billion plus deficit, I am wondering what plans our elected representatives have in store. I have recently started reading a new report for State Auditor, Brian Sontag, called “Opportunities for Washington”. The report has great recommendations of how our state can gain more revenue (without taxes), spend less, and make state government more efficient (don’t have a heart attack on that one). I implore our elected representatives to review this report and look for how they can assist the State Auditor in helping our great state get it’s fiscal house in order. Raising taxes is not the answer, but instead sound economic fundamentals and an honest look at our processes. It is time to get ideology and politics out of the state’s budget, but instead work to really get us on solid ground.
Todd Welch Everett City steps up during cold weather blitz Dear Editor,
When we had that cold spell a couple of weeks ago it was so nice to see how the city road crew came out on that bitter cold morning and put sand on the potential slippery roads. They need to be publicly thanked for their dedication and service.
Darin Moore Lake Stevens
Families helped by community say thank you Dear Editor,
The Lake Stevens Family Center would like to convey a sincere ‘thank you’ to all community members, organizations and businesses that contributed to the LSFC Holiday Giving Drive. We know no better way than to share the gratitude from those who have received your gifts. “From your hearts such unselfishly you give to so many. No matter what it was, please know: all was so gratefully appreciated more than you could know. Thank you for being there and so very kind too.” “Thank you for everything that you have done for us. You are like family to us.” “Thank you for the gifts and more so thank you for the support.” On behalf of these families and 235 more, the staff at the Lake Stevens Family Center thanks you and wishes you a very happy holiday season.