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Making a difference

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

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.

Smith family thanks community

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

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

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

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.

In a perfect world

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

On Monday, Sept. 18, a golden lab named Barney was struck by a small white pickup truck in the vicinity of 189th Place and 45th Drive N.E. in the Walnut Ridge housing development in Arlington near the Arlington Airport trail system.

Need rehabilitative prison programs

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

Many folks view educational and training opportunities for those incarcerated as undeserved and incompatible with the desire to punish those who offend us. Offenders are sent to prison as punishment, not to be punished. Our treatment of those incarcerated has a direct impact on their success when released.

Thanks for doing the research

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

Thank you, thank you, Bob Graef, for doing the research and taking the time to add some of the missing tales of truth as to our own countrys wrong doing around the globe. I hope this can be an eye opener to those folks who persist in seeing us as the great and shining city on the hill full of mighty saints who can lead the whole world in the path of righteousness.

Wallet returned

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

I visited your town of Arlington Saturday, Dec. 2, for your annual bake sale to raise money for the town gazebo and had a wonderful day.

Outsiders plus one to the rescue

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11PM

Betty Sehlke, a member of the Silvana Community Association, asked if we knew how to help a friend and neighbor who were being fined for not clearing his property of debris.

Isnt it time Washington reforms this law?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

The Three Strikes law that voters passed in 1993 did not include second-degree robbery on its original list. It was added later.

The go to guy at the Sheriffs Department

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

The campaign for a new County Sheriff is on and it is important to take a close look at the men running and to consider your vote carefully. The new sheriff will be with us for many years and will play a critical role in all of ours lives. Keeping Snohomish County citizens and families safe as we welcome so many new people into the area in the coming years will be a real challenge and we want to elect the best of the best.

Flood plain regulations

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

In response to the Heralds article on Dec. 11 and John Kosters Letter to the Editor, Put Emotions Aside, on Dec. 20, I would like to add this.

Need help for car theft victims

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

State Representative John Lovick (44th District) is proposing legislation (HB 1001) to help reduce auto theft in this state. It is well thought out and deserves serious consideration during the upcoming legislative session.

Farm animals treated as things

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

In my weekly reading of the Arlington Times I came across an editorial about a chicken who got picked up by a woman studying language in Russia. The woman was hungry, and the chicken was friendly, so she picked it up and took it home to her apartment. Once home, she and her roommate proceeded to try to kill the chicken, starting with drowning, then twisting its neck, then slowly sawing its head off. While this story was obviously meant to be an endearing Christmas story, I found it to be quite telling of our lack of consciousness and downright cruelty to our fellow beings.

Thank You from 2007 Stilly Valley Dream Team

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

Before the 2007 Stilly Valley Girls Major Fast Pitch All Star team rides off into the sunset, and the proverbial The End is stamped to the bottom of our epic adventure, the girls and I would like to express our appreciation and thank everyone for their support over the last two months. We had an outstanding run, capturing the District 1 Championship, the Washington State Championship and taking 3rd Place in the Western Regional Tournament. Though the girls from Stilly Valley did not make it to the World Series, 5, 10 even 15 years from now, they will know that not only were they the first girls major team from Arlington and Lakewood to go as far as they did, but that in 2007 the Dream Team can proudly claim they were one of the top 15 teams in the U.S. for Little League Girls Major Softball.

Rob Beidler played by all the rules

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

About two and a half years ago I was a walk on at the Glen Eagle golf course in Arlington. As it turns out, Rob Beidler was a walk on. We had never met before but teamed up and played 18 as a twosome. Our conversation during the game turned to his pending campaign for Snohomish County sheriff.

Tom Greene most qualified for sheriff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

If you were hiring someone to run a company wouldnt you hire the person with the most background and experience, someone with a passion to serve and do the best for your company and make the hard decisions? A person with vision and a plan to do the most with the budget that can possibly be done? A person that knows the business from bottom to top and has years of experience and knowledge? A person of the greatest integrity, honesty and one who truly cares? If you were hiring a police chief, would you want someone who had years of experience in all phases of Law Enforcement from the bottom to the top? A person who is highly respected and admired by his or her peers, whose honesty and integrity are impeccable and who cares deeply about the safety of those he would serve? If you said yes to either of the above situations then you need to vote for Tom Greene as your next Sheriff. His competitors cannot come close to Toms qualifications or experience. Go to his Web site and read his biography and see who is supporting him, read about his life, what he stands for and you will also see his passion to serve you as your next Sheriff. It only takes a moment for such a critical decision. .

Another TRAP at Smokey Point?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

Several years ago, Smokey Point citizens and business owners were very concerned when they discovered that funding for the planned I-5 Exit 206 (172nd Street NE) interchange improvements had been redirected to other parts of the county. This concern led to the creation of TRAP (Marysville-Arlington Transportation Relief Action Plan). As history has now recorded, trap sprung into action and with bi-partisan support from our local elected leaders and citizens, met with WSDOT officials and devised an affordable solution. We then acquired funding to get the existing bridge widened from two lanes to six lanes. This completed improvement has allowed our community to grow and prosper.

I have no wish to live in an industrial area

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

As a resident of North Edmonds and a commercial airline pilot, I know only too well what opening up Paine Field to commercial airline traffic would do to our community and hence to our property values. The idea that it would be beneficial is merely a shortsighted, knee-jerk reaction to our traffic problems in Seattle.

Fly-In thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

The 2007 Annual Arlington Fly-In was a successful event, the five day long celebration of aviation attracted visitors from across the U.S. and Canada. Arlington is a perfect host community for visitors and we are grateful to the many volunteers and businesses in our community who show such great support. Special thanks to Haggens, Cascade Valley Hospital, Arlington Boy Scouts, Bruce & Beckys Interiors, The Point Churce, Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Whidbey Bank, LaHacienda, the Arlington Fire Department, Valley Cadillac the Airport Staff and Silver State Helicopters. Thanks for all you did to support the volunteers and visitors you helped make the 39th annual Fly-In a wonderful event.

Maximum Sentence

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

Having been the victim of property crime myself, I feel empathy for Tim Denhoff, the homeowner who was the recent victim of graffiti as published in your paper [The Times] on Oct. 3. What I dont agree with is Mr. Denhoffs apparent disdain for the hard-working men and women of the Arlington Police Department.

Barbara Tolbert

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

Im writing on behalf of the Arlington Professional Firefighters Local 3728. We are publicly endorsing Barbara Tolbert for the Arlington City Council. Barbara contacted us a few months ago asking if she could attend our union meeting. We were honored that a candidate for City Council would ask to attend our meeting.

It is unfair

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:10PM

If you cant do the time, dont do the crime is an absolutely inane cliche that seems to be recited by so many self-righteous in their letters. Im sure no offender is standing and scratching his head contemplating whether he can do the time for that particular crime or not. Most crime is committed in the heat of the moment and/or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Im sure that no one is intending on being caught either so the time has little relevance at that moment.

Sheriff Candidate

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:09PM

The choice for Snohomish County Sheriff is obvious. For the past 35 years the Snohomish County Sheriff candidate has been fighting crime while working his way up to the rank of Bureau Chief. The State Trooper/politician candidate, while patrolling state highways the last 10 years, has also been a member of the Washington State Legislature which is responsible for the unacceptable performance of such state agencies as Department of Social and Health Services, Child Protective Services and the Department of Corrections. These agencies have failed our citizens to the point that criminals under state supervision have killed three police officers in Washington state in the past two years and allowed children of our state to be sexually assaulted, abused and killed while under the care of the state agencies which the Trooper/Politicians political party has had oversight for several decades.

Letters to the Editor

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:09PM

Make your vote count

Reject request for transportation funding

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:09PM

In November 2007 Snohomish County residents will be asked to tax themselves to fund over a billion dollars for county road and transit projects. Voters should be careful about approving such a measure, as it appears the proposed projects are an extravagant wish list.

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