Praise and raze (Feb. 3)

  • Friday, February 2, 2018 9:09am
  • Opinion

Praise to the local Boy Scout Troop that raised $1,000 recycling Christmas trees and donated it to the Marysville Food Bank.

Praise to all those who help out with the Point-In-Time count. It helps connect homeless to services they need.

Praise to the Stillaguamish Tribe for creating jobs and expanding the Angel of the Winds casino to bring more tourists to the area.

Raze that society can’t come up with money to help schools just as easily.

Raze that the state took so long to pass its 2017 Capital Projects budget.

Praise that some of those projects will help out Marysville and Arlington.

Praise to Snohomish County for trying to detox inmates in jail. They are a captive audience and should be able to stay off drugs while locked up.

Raze to the Arlington teacher who threatened students. No matter how bad things are, that’s cowardly.

Praise to police for tracking him down so quickly.

Raze to the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. Come-on man.

Praise to Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry for providing free services to the poor.

Praise to the AFJROTC for being able to continue another year. It’s such a great program. Kids need to sign up and keep it going. You won’t be sorry.

Praise to Arlington for continuing its Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising event as the need is there.

Praise to Marysville Getchell roundballers for helping at the Marysville Food Bank. More teams need to do that kind of thing.

Praise to student leaders at MG showing the entire community at an MLK assembly that racism still does exist locally.

Praise that Snohomish County is looking at a law like Marysville’s that would make it easier to shut down drug and nuisance houses.

Praise to Arlington schools, which along with those in Marysville are encouraging diversity and equity.

Praise to Quil Ceda Village for going back to paper bags instead of plastic, which are not good for the environment.

Praise to Arlington for joining Marysville in having father-daughter dances. That bonding and those memories are so important.

Praise for Sno-Isle for so quickly opening a library in Smokey Point.

Praise to Marysville police for donating bicycles to Zambia.

Praise to those who help others through Homage Senior Services.

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