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Uniforms in middle school?

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

I am taking a moment to express my strong disapproval of uniforms for the middle school or high school students. I have two students in the Marysville School District, one entering seventh grade at Cedarcrest and one entering 12th at M-PHS.

Stiffen the spine

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

If youve moved to North Snohomish County within the last 20 years, its time to shut the door behind you. Those who have been here longer and can remember when the area was even more beautiful than it is now its time to stiffen the spine.

A rowdy free-for-all?

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

High School commencement is a long established public ceremony to recognize student achievement. A time to honor the students and to convey our appreciation of completion of a task, a goal met, applause for a job well done.

From the Editor:

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

In David Meyerings letter to the editor published in the July 4 edition of the paper, the last section of the letter should have read, Hospitals are closing all over the nation because of demographics and mandated but unfunded congressional requirements that emergency room care be given to anyone who shows up. Now, here we are, barely keeping our heads above water and we pass a bond to double the size of our facilities while reducing the staff. The unfunded was erroneously printed at unfounded.

Motorcross Proposal

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

For those who use the Mt. Loop Highway east of Granite Falls, please be aware of a major proposed project that, if allowed to develop, will completely change the quiet and natural beauty enjoyed by so many. Whether you live, hike, bike, fish or just enjoy an occasional scenic drive along this beautiful two-lane highway east of Granite Falls, you will be impacted.

An important part of the community

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

We are lifelong members of the Arlington community and value the quality of life we have enjoyed. Cascade Valley Hospital is an important and essential part of our community.

For our children

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

As an elected official charged with ensuring the safety and well-being of over 5,200 students in the Arlington Public Schools, I feel it is absolutely essential to our community that we continue to have a vital emergency room at Cascade Valley Hospital.

Thank you Cascade Valley Hospital

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

Many thanks to Arlingtons Cascade Valley Hospital for the outstanding care I was given for any emergency surgery in August of last year. I am so thankful that I was properly diagnosed and I was able to be taken in for surgery when I arrived at the hospital. The staff on the surgery floor was all so kind and efficient and I had wonderful care during my stay. What a blessing it was to be in good hands.

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

What is MS or Multiple Sclerosis? According to a Puget Sound HMO, Group Health Cooperatives own condition search, MS is a disease that affects the central nervous systemthe brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling and thinking.

Animal fighting

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

The Humane Society of the United States wishes to thank and congratulate U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell for passing a bill to strengthen the nations laws against dog fighting and cockfighting. Cantwells bill, the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, passed the U.S. Senate unanimously. The U.S. House of Representatives had previously cleared its version by a landslide vote of 368-39, and it is now on the Presidents desk.

Unfair testing

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

Imagine yourself as an 11-year-old boy. You are a kind, considerate young man. You have been in a special education program since you were in the first-grade and receive daily assistance with reading. This year, you have been particularly proud of yourself because you have made great strides in improving your reading ability. Many times you have reminded your teacher, with a big smile on your face, that you feel so good about how much better you are doing with your reading and thanked her for all she has done for you. After much hard work, you can finally read at a second-grade level.

Money where it counts

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

Uniforms should not be required at Marysville schools because the schools shouldnt choose our style of clothing. When a kid wears his or her own clothes, they can express their feelings and show who they are. The government shouldnt make every kid wear a uniform because it would destroy their personal style. Instead of the school district wasting money on uniforms, they can get new things for the school like a brand new stadium, equipment and brand new healthy lunches. So the school district should put their money and attention where it counts.

No to uniforms

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:15PM

I dont think MJHS (soon to be Totem Middle School) should require students to wear uniforms. The reasons are that it doesnt have anything to do with learning. It doesnt let people express themselves. The kids will probably refuse to wear them. They will miss school a lot more then they do now. They will not get better grades because they will worry more about their uniforms. The parents may not want their kids to wear uniforms. The kids might not even want to come to school. They also may switch schools. The school will pay too much money and it might take out electives. The only reason some kids come to school is to go to an elective they like. Just say no to uniforms.

Waste of money

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

The school district is talking about having middle school students wear uniforms. Why cant we just wear our own clothes? This country is already at war. All the uniforms we need to supply are for our men in the war. With all the money that would be used making uniforms for kids, we could spend that money on things that really matter, like the environment. This world is dying by the minute, the last thing we need is to use up resources on uniforms that people wont even wear. All the uniforms are going to do is mess up the economy and distract us from the issues that are really important.

Utmost importance

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

I am writing this letter to let you know how important the upcoming hospital bond issue is to our community. Last year we were blessed with a beautiful granddaughter who was delivered at Cascade Valley Hospital. The birthing process was handled wonderfully by Dr. Hoffman and the staff. We even had the luxury of being the only family on the maternity ward that night. As the night wore on though, it got increasingly cold, (this was in February), to make matters worse, the air vent was blowing cold air directly overhead. The nurse on duty that night came in and brought us extra blankets and told us the heat was not operating on the floor that night.

Yes on the hospital

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

North Snohomish County is a great place to live. While there are many things that make it that way, good medical facilities are an important part of the picture. With advances in medicine, the growth of the area and the aging of the current buildings, our hospital is due for a makeover. We need to replace the 1957 building and remodel the 1984 building. That will happen only if we approve the hospital bond levy. Simple choice, best affordable hospital, or something less. Vote, and vote Yes for the hospital.

A right to be different

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

I heard that the students of the middle schools in Marysville are going to have to wear uniforms. I think that is taking away the students rights to express themselves. Some people express themselves through their clothes. Like some of my friends wear different clothes to be different. The right to be different should be protected.

Hypocritical Oath

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

This letter is in response to your editorial piling on to stomp President Bush over his commutation of jail time for Libby. It reminds me of a bunch of schoolyard bullies who, when finding one of their own (special prosecutor Fitzgerald) caught out and denied, put on their hobnailed boots and gang stomp the good Samaritan (President Bush), who has righted the injustice done to (probably innocent and certainly irrelevant) Scooter Libby.

Arlington Festival

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

First, let me thank the city of Arlington for punting during this years Festival. Having the street torn up made things quite a challenge, but overall I think you did a wonderful job. I will miss the Street Fair, but am sure that next years will more than make up for the lack of one this year. I do, however, have a question and a comment regarding this years festivities. My question is, why didnt we ask the local cannon-owners back for the opening Duck Dash shot and instead decided on the Seafair Pirates? While they may have attracted a lot of children, they were also quite lewd in many instances and demanded a bit of attention (not always of the good kind). My comment is, there was a definite decrease in the number of people at Haller Park for the Duck Dash this year, which was sad. I wonder if its because there were a very limited number of places to sit or stand where you could see the water. It would have been nice if the city had been a bit more proactive, knowing that more than a thousand people may want to watch the ducks, and either cut or at least topped all the trees that have grown so tall by the river. I believe that would have made the park much more people-friendly and more would have come to the party. On a positive note, the fireworks show was fabulous. Thank you for providing a place where everyone can be safe and enjoy a wonderful show. See you all at the Fly-In.

Pat McKenzie Memorial thank you

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

My sisters and I would like to thank all the family and friends that attended the celebration of life for our dad, Pat Mckenzie. It has been a very difficult time for us and seeing you all there was a great comfort. Our mom and dad were taken away much to soon, so I hope everyone takes a moment to realize how precious this life is and never take it for granted. Rest in peace, from Shari Lopez, Lori Gardner and Alena Barlow.

Thank you, Island Crossing

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who came to my assistance at the tragic accident near Island Crossing on Highway 530 on June 14, 2007. I know that several surrounding fire/aid units responded.

Kiwanis auction thank you

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

This July 4ths Arlington Kiwanis Clubs Scholarship Auction raised over $8,500 dollars thanks to the generosity of donors and participating bidders. All of the members of our club send our thanks to this terrific community for its ongoing support of our annual auction. A very special thanks to Steve Robinson, our auctioneer. Steve is a Rotarian but every July 4th he joins our Kiwanis Auction to help raise money for scholarships for students. This is just one more example of how the groups of the Arlington area come together to support each other and to support this community. Again, a huge thank you to all of you that supported this years auction. I want you to know that when our Kiwanis members had our big group hug at the end of the auction, you all were right in the middle of the huddle even if only in spirit.

Smith family thanks community

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

Thank you from the family of Oliver Smith. The fear in writing such a thank you is that of forgetting someone very important. Thank you to the Arlington ambulance crew who repeatedly transported dad with such skill, patience and compassion. Thank you to the Arlington Fire Department who provided such a memorable tribute to Dad by attending his service with the Honor Guard and the fire trucks. To Becky Foster for her friendship and her beautiful voice. The Missing Man Formation performed by the Black Jack Squadron after his service, was the most incredible display and an honor that Dad would have forever cherished. It is a memory and an honor that we will forever cherish.

Amazing service

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

Old-time community service. I had a wonderful thing done for me that I dont see happen much anymore. I always order my hot chocolate from Flowers By George. They do a wonderful job of delivering it to me often and theyre the best. But on this particular day someone from my office had gone down and picked up the order and brought it back to the office for me.

Making a difference

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

There are many people in this community who do things every day to make a difference, to make the place better than it was the day before. Five years ago when I came to this community I met a number of people who had a similar vision to make the community a better place and in this case to give students another choice to become successful, to find a niche.

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