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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 The Arlington Times o: A3 FILE Continued from page A1 McClure. Lakewood School District 306 has three terms ending, in positions cur- rently held by Oscar D. Escalante, Ellen E. Phillips and Ken J. Christiansen Local fire districts also have open- ing, including Marysville Fire District 12 and 14 (Warm Beach), 18 (Bryant), 19 (Silvana) 21 (Arlington Heights), and 22 (Getchell). Also open are Marysville City Coun- cil positions 1 -- Jeffrey D. Vaughan, 2 -- Donna M. Wright, 3 -- Jeff Seibert, 4 -- Jon Nehring and Marysville Munic- ipal Court Position 1 -- Fred Gillings. Two positions, districts 1 and 4, of the Marysville School District, Don Hatch Jr. and A. Michael Kundu, are also up for re-election. Fire District openings: Fire Dist 12 Commissioner Position 2 David Demarco Fire Dist 12 Commissioner Position 3 Marilyn Sheldon Fire Dist 14 Commissioner Position 2 -- Stuart Lervick Fire Dist 16 Commissioner Position 2 -- Jerry Ellis Fire Dist 17 Commissioner Position 2 -- Dean Steinke Fire Dist 18 Commissioner Position 3 -- Don Wright Fire Dist 19 Commissioner Position 2 -- Michael Knudson Fire Dist 21 Commissioner Position 2 -- Jack A. Hake Fire Dist 22 Commissioner Position 2 -- Bennett Butters Fire Dist 251 Commissioner Position 3 -- Adranne Klesick Hospital Dist 3 Comm. Position 3 -- Margo E. Powell, 6 Year Term, No Fee Hospital Dist 3 Comm. Position 4 -- Steve Peterson, 6 Year Term, No Fee Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or EXERCISE Continued from page A1 Exercise tests local readiness communications among their choice of sign on the est thing to do. the city, the schools and outside of their buildings "We must conduct a other regional hospitals at 9 a.m. to identify vari- city-wide damage assess- which will give us a good ous types of damage, ment before actually indication as to where our "Once the earthquake assisting residents so holes may be and how occurs, city employeesthat we can do the most we. can fix them," Jones will go to their disaster good for the most people," added, rally areas to conduct sur- Erlandson said. "That Even students are get- veys of damage," Rankin means prioritizing and we ting involved, said. can't do that effectively if "Our students are "They will document we continually stop to excited about participat- the damages they see assist the first person ing in the exercise," said from the signs and report we come to. That is why Superintendent Kristine back to department we are asking residents McDuffy. heads in the emergencyto prepare themselves "It will give our school operations center where and their families to be emergency team a chance the information will be on their own for the first to practice their commu- mapped to help prioritize hours after a disaster." nication capabilities," she emergency services." said. Ed Erlandson, of the Downtown businesses, Arlington Police Depart- Contact Sarah Arney too, are in the game. ment, said that appraising at 360-659-1300 or They've been asked to put the situation is the hard- 1-800-929-5243 EVERY DAY lower PRICES New and Used autos as low as 4.75%APR* *.,qates 5~Jbic'*. Io chaP~ge, i..oar~ rate; tem~ ~{~t |)e{cet]t of finar~ch]g based on credit quaiificatioos, June 2009 www.dmec ) CVH announces tours of new building Fire closes McDonalds in Smokey Point Cascade Valley Hospital has announced the begin- Marysville and Arlington fire units were called to ning of a series of public tours of the new $45 million the Smokey Point McDonalds, 3529 172nd St. NE about addition approved by hospital district voters in 2007. 1 p.m., May 17, according to Arlington's public informa- Tours of the building under construction will start tion coordinator, Kristin Banfield. at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Tours will Upon their arrival, the restaurant was already evac- begin in front of the construction project at 330 S. Stilla- uated and smoke was visible from the doorways, she guamish Ave. in Arlington. said. Due to the construction in progress, no open-toe The fire was contained to the kitchen area, primar- shoes are allowed and each participant willbe required ily the area around the fry cooker. Banfield said that to sign a release prior to the tour. management was in City Hall to get permits for repairs For information call the hospital's Community Rela- bright and early Monday morning. tions Department at 360-618-7849. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal estimated the damage at $50,000. The restaurant was closed until Thursday, when they already complete all fire and smoke damage, according to the city's building man- ager, Chris Young. "We got their permits for repairs ready in about 15 minutes, Young said. Walmart submits revised plan to city Walmart submitted a revised design proposal for iLs 172nd Street project May 11 and was reviewed Tuesday, May 19 by the Arlington Planning Commission acting as the Design Review Board. The original proposal was completed Dec. 13, 2004 and approved Feb. 25, 2005. The original proposal was for a 203,818-square-foot "store of the community," a program that Walmart was using at the time. The retail chain has launched a new overall national strategy with a new "spark" logo and Complete design change for the exterior of its stores. The size of the proposed building has been reduced to 161,153-square-feet, with less parking, and there will no longer be a 16-pump gas station. The northwest cor- ner of the site will remain vacant at this time, according to plannin commission documents. STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Calcet's triple calcium formula is designed to help stop low calcium leg cramps. 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