Lake Stevens residents helped children throughout the world
Thanks to the generous efforts of Lake Stevens residents, thousands of hurting children worldwide will have the opportunity to experience the joy of Christmas.
Lake Stevens residents joined Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, to pack 2,155 shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items. These gift-filled shoe boxes are making their way—or have already made their way—into the hands of needy children in 100 receiving countries.
On behalf of our community, I would like to thank the volunteers at local collection sites and everyone who packed an Operation Christmas Child shoe box gift. For many of the children receiving these boxes, the simple shoe box will be the first gift they have ever received.
Although the Lake Stevens drop-off location is closed until November 2012, gifts are received throughout the year at Samaritan's Purse, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607.
If you would like to get involved year-round in helping children in need through Operation Christmas Child, go online to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 253-572-1155.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide!
Northwest Regional Director
Operation Christmas Child
Dunshee’s behavior unprofessional
In 2007, seven workers with the Association of Community Organization for Reform (ACORN) were charged with voter fraud and we all should still remember the issues with the governor's race in 2004.
On Thursday, January 12, a public hearing was held on House Bill 2204 that would allow citizens to register to vote till 5 p.m. on Election Day.
Currently all new voter registrations must be completed eight days prior to Election Day, this allows the county auditor and staff to correct errors and ensure all registered voters are valid.
The Washington Association of County Auditors Representatives gave all of the statistics of how in 2008 Presidential election that 84.61 percent of registered voter turnout.
We rank number one in the Rock-the-Vote campaign and we were the second state to offer on-line registration. The auditors gave other pertinent information.
Rep. Hans Dunshee, 44th District Representative, decided to berate the auditors by telling them their answer was "technical, whompish bureaucratic answer".
Later a county auditor mentioned the extra cost and Rep. Dunshee interrupted her by throwing out the "cost of freedom" comment.
Rep. Dunshee walked into the public hearing, not ready to listen to the professionals who offered their expert testimony, but instead to be a pompous rear-end.
I normally don't think insulting in a letter is constructive, but our representative's behavior was unprofessional and demonstrated that maybe after 18 years in the legislature, he has forgotten what his job is.