• Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:07pm
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Clara Nichols

3 car wreck

MARYSVILLE – An Arlington woman and two children were involved in a three car, four injury accident Monday east of Marysville on Highway 9.

Gricelda, 34, Isabella, 6, and Haliana Hernandez Paz were northbound when a car driven by William Breen, 17, of Lake Stevens going southbound reportedly struck a vehicle from behind driven by Edward Swan, 54, also of Lake Stevens, that was stopped waiting to turn. That collision at 8:31 p.m. pushed Swan’s vehicle into Hernandez Paz’s.

All were injured, except Isabella.

Possible charges against Breen are being investigated by the state patrol.

All three vehicles were totaled.

Donate blood

MARYSVILLE – With available blood supplies critically low due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, city officials encourage residents to donate at the blood drive March 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 6120 Grove St.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter Marysville to schedule an appointment. “Donating blood is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood,” according to the American Red Cross. “But please postpone your donation for 28 days following travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea, or if you’ve been diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.”

Donating blood takes about an hour; one donation can help up to three people.

Local page

ARLINGTON – Clara Nichols of Arlington paged in the state House of Representatives recently. Clara, who is home-schooled, was sponsored by 10th District Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton. Clara got an up-close look at the Legislature during the fourth week of the 2020 legislative session. Her responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, in committee meetings and on the floor of the House chamber.

Try for board

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville School Board will be accepting applications to replace Tom Albright in District 5, which serves the Sunnyside and Allen Creek elementary school areas.

State law requires the remaining board members to appoint a replacement within 90 days. The appointed member will serve until the next regularly scheduled election in fall 2021. Applications are being accepted through March 27 at 4:30 pm. Applications are available at the Educational Service Center at 4220 80th St. NE or online at Criteria includes: Values and Ethical Behavior; Leadership; Professional Development; Equity Focused; Excellent Communication; and Accountability.

The appointed director will be named at the April 13 board meeting. For details call 360-965-0001 or email

Play auditions

MARYSVILLE – Auditions for “Once Upon a Mattress” will take place March 17-18 at Red Curtain, 9315 State Ave. J.

Auditions for the whimsical musical will be held from 6-9 p.m. each day, by appointment.

To reserve a time slot, go to

Email a head shot and resume to the office as well. Performances are May 22-June 7. For details go to

Run Saturday

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Runners Club is putting on a 5K and 10K run on the Airport Trail March 14 at 9 a.m.

For details go to:

Golf fund-raiser

ARLINGTON – The high school girls golf team is having a fund-raiser for money for tournaments and gear, team captain Mailinh Vu said. To donate go to or text DONATE to (800) 543-2198.

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