Jingle Bell Jog a success because of community Dear Editor,
On behalf of the committee that organized the Jingle Bell Jog and Cancer Walk for the Devin Wood Family, we would like to give an enormous thank you to the community of Lake Stevens for your support.
The event was a huge success, and we are very grateful to the people who volunteered their time, businesses that donated items for the raffle and people that showed up to run on the beautiful day that we were so fortunate to have.
We would like to thank the Lake Stevens School District and the athletic departments of LSHS and Cavelero for their assistance. We would like to thank Neil Proff and the drum line from LSHS for getting everyone revved up for the run.
We would like to thank the Lions Club for providing food and bringing Santa and Mrs. Claus along. Thanks to the Lake Stevens Fire Department for showing their support by being there for the Wood family.
I would like to thank each and every volunteer for all of their hard work and dedication to this event. Once again, I have seen the community of Lake Stevens come together to support a family in need and I am so grateful to live in this community of caring people.
Kathy Holder Lake Stevens Is our country headed in the right direction Dear Editor,
This isn’t recent but I feel I can have my say still in this country. This is about the meeting that was held in Everett with Rick Larsen officiating in August of last year. I was there and I didn’t get the chance to vocalize my opinion, but I am now. God made it possible for Obama to be the president of this here USA. It seems that our president is in a popularity contest instead of staying in the White House making the real decisions. I’m not prejudice first of all, but I think this country is headed for a socialistic country instead of what we started out as, a mainly Christian country founded on the Bible and socialism is just around the corner to communism. Is that what this great country is coming to? I ask all of you with any common sense is this the way the country should go?
Virginia Seitz Lake Stevens School levy is important to the future of our students Dear Editor,
As a past teacher and current firefighter in this community, I know first-hand the importance of a quality education, and I am proud to have taught and now serve as a firefighter in our community. Lake Stevens Schools have an excellent reputation for providing our students with every opportunity to receive an outstanding education. I know students who have graduated from LSHS with their first year of college completed, and students who have gone on to excel in the trades for work accomplished at school and through the Sno-Isle Skill Center. On January 22, your mail-in ballot will be sent to you, and you will have the opportunity to continue your support of Lake Stevens students and the quality public education they are receiving. The maintenance and operations replacement levy is up for renewal, and a technology levy is requested to provide equity in classroom equipment and a five-year replacement schedule. Complete information about these issues is located on the district’s website at www.lkstevens.wednet.edu. While we can’t control what happens nationally, or in Olympia, we do have a direct say in what happens locally. I urge you to vote yes, and to mail in your ballot to continue to provide the children in our community an excellent education. They are, after all, our future, and we need each one of them to be successful workers and citizens.