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10 - The Arlington TIMES - Wednesday, Aug. 3, 198"3 :t Forest Landowner fi assessments are reduced Forest landowner emergency fire sup- pression assessments will be cut 4 cents an acre in Western Washington and 2 cents an acre in Eastern Washington for next year's tax statements, Commissioner of Public Lands Brian Boyle said last week. Boyle's action followed the recommen- dation of the Forest Fire Advisory Board, which had reviewed the past expenditures of the Landowner Contingency Fund. It finances emergency forest fire suppres- sion operations on about 12 million acres of state and private forest land in Washington. State law allows the Depart- ment of Natural Resources to annually adjust rates to maintain a $2 million fund balance. "Relatively moderate fire seasons dur- ing the past three years have kept costs down and allowed the fund balance to grow." said Boyle. "This reduction in assessments will be especially welcomed as the forest products industry begins to and 4 cents an acre in Eastern Washington. to the landowner suppression fund. These will fall to 6 cents an acre in Western Washington and 2 cents an acre in Eastern Washington on 1984 tax statements. In addition, Boyle cut the emergency fire suppression assessment about 40 p~r cent for parcels less than 30 acres. These small parcels are assessed a minimum amount rather than a per acre charge. Rates for 1984 assessments will be 50 cents a parcel in Western Washington and 25 cents a parcel in Eastern Washington. Total forest protection and fire suppres- sion rates for 1984 tax statements will be as follows for larger forested parcels: --27 cents an acre in Western Wash- ington. --19 cents an acre in Eastern Washing- ton. Next year's total assessment for forest protection and fire suppression on parcels of less than 30 acres: -$6.80 a parcel in Western Washing- ~) recover from its worst recession in 50 ton. years." to-'$5"35n a parcel in Eastern Washing- ~--~k Forest landowners currently contribute " 10 cents an acre in Western Washington PUD Conservation offices moving QUILT SHOW AUGUST 12 -- The Jim Creek Quilters Circle present their second annual quilt show next week with many prized new and old quilts on display -- see accompanying story. Pictured here circle members Brenda Tyson, Judy Donoghue and Karen Crowder watch as Marie Taylor works on her own quilt, a pattern called "'falling timber." il Preparations are underway for the second annual Arlington Quilt Show scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the giving demonstrations of the quilter's art and they are eager to share their interest. Demonstrations on fabric stenciling, photo albums and candlewicking with ribbons will be given by FOY Cordner of Marysville. Jean Helm of SnohomishwUl be giving quilting demonstrations on August 12th. Judging the show again this year will be the well known teacher and eraftsperson Karen Small of Stanwood. The public will also get to vote for their favorite three quilts. And the best quilts of 1982 will also be on display. Anyone who has a quilt or quilted item they would like to display at the show should bring the item to the school's multi-purpose room on Thursday, August llth, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Karen Ricketts at 435-5413 or Lea Dickson at 435-3630. L~c~aln School multi.purpose room. The s~bW is ~sponsored by the"Jim Creek Quilters Circle. A pre-show display has been set up again this year at the Arlington Library to the delight of home quilters in the area. Drop by and see it. Quilt enthusiasts from all over Snoho- mish County are expected to flock to the show again this year. Of interest to visitors will be the many new and old quilts to be displayed, as well as quilted items, such as pillows and clothing. An area will also be~set aside for children's and doll's quilts and the "unfinished" but still lovely quilt tops. Several local quilters will be on hand Brochure lists veterans nefits., Washington Vietnam veterans will have another six years to attend state colleges and universities at the 1977 undergradu- ate tuition rate, thanks to a bill signed into law May 18 by Governor John Spellman. The new law is one of several benefiting the state's more than 617,000 veterans. Among them are free license plates for veterans with a 100 percent service- connected disability, and significant changes in' county-administered Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund criteria. The Vietnam veterans tuition law, effective immediately, extends the qegis- tration period for the reduced tuition rate from May 7, 1983 to May 7, 1989. The law will expire altogether in 1995. "This represents a plus for the Vietnam veteran," said Randy Fisher, director of the State Department of Veterans Affairs. "He or s~he now has the opportunity to follow through on career changes, or simply finish educational programs begun and never completed. It's the k~nd of break many Vietnam vets have been looking for." Under the new license plate law, a. veterans may license a motor vehicle free of charge if he/she has a service-connect- ed disability rating from the Veterans Administration and has lost the use of both hands or one foot; was captured and incarcerated for more than 29 days by an enemy during time of war; has become blind in both eyes as a result of military service; or has been rated 100 percent service-connected disabled by the VA. The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund benefit, under the new law, will be extended to all veterans of wartime service, not just those with campaign medals for overseas action. The law additionally increases burial benefits for indigent veterans from $180 to $300. Veterans over the age of 65 with a service-connected disability will continue to be entitled to free hunting and. fishing licenses. A new law extends the free fishing license to physically handicapped persons confined to wheelchairs. The Governor also signed into law an expansion of the State Veterans Advisory Committee from 11 to 13 members, thereby adding representatives from the Paralyzed Veterans and American Ex- Prisoners-of-War organizations. A complete break-down of each new~ state benefit, as well as those benefits already on the books, may be found in the hew Department of Veterans Affairs pamphlet, "Washington State Veterans Benefits." The pamphlet also contains information outlining Federal benefits and provides an overview of the Department's services. Copies are available at most Federal, state and county service agencies, in addition to the department's Olympia, Aberdeen, Bremerton and Spokane offices. To remove walnut meats whole from their shells, soak overnight in' salt wa- ter. Use the nutcracker with a gentle touch. @ MARYSVILLE The Snohomish County PUD is consoli- dating its Energy Conservation. General Engineering and Real Estate offices in a move to recently leased space in the Everett Business Park. 9930 Evergreen Way, Everett. New telephone numbers for the Energy Conservation Department will be 347-1700 and toll free 1-800-562-9142 extension 1700. Numbers for the General Engineering and Real Estate departments will not change. In announcing the move. effective June 27. PUD Manager William G. Hulbert Jr. said, "Consolidating locations will save the PUD more than $170,000 in leasing costs alone over the next 42 months." He also pointed out that the utility expects the move to result in increased operating efficiencies, particularly for the Conserva- tion Department, which has been working from three separate Everett office build- ings. "These facilities will help us provide better service to our customers at lower cost. Any time we can do that we're happy," Hulbert said. The new office space will accommodate approximately 200 employees and have public parking for more than 200 cars. New owners t ke Women's Fit World Women's Fitness World's new owners and managers are committed to providing a stimulating environment for women, so they can develop their bodies in the way they want them to be. And because of that goal the fitness center's managers are revising their programs to meet the needs of their members. Women's Fitness World is locally owned and is managed by Zane and Sue Mortimer. ~Services offered at the fitness center are exclusive exercise equipment, aerobics, diet consultation, a swimming pool, ultraviolet sun beds, hydro whirlpool, Pinnish rock sauna and shower facilities and lockers. Women's Fitness World has personal programs for the equipment and weights. Zane said plans are being made for all-day availability to the aerobics program. In addition to the all-day program, Women's Fitness World also offers Christian aerobics and aquatic aerobics in the pool: There is a class offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings especially designed for women who are 50 or more pounds overweight. More information on this class can be obtained by calling Patsy at 435-8552. Also offered through the health center is personal color analysis classes. Sue, an independent, certified color consultant, offers color and wardrobe consulting which includes swatches and a complete beauty workbook. Sue's goal is to cater to a woman's entire needs so she not only feels her best, but looks her best, too. She also provides consultations for men. "'We're here for one purpose," Zane said. "To give women the opportunity to get in shape and to enjoy themselves with a Christian emphasis. We work to meet any budget." Women's Fitness World's personnel encourage area women to stop by the facility and discover how much fun fitness can be and to discover how much better they can feel. They are open from 9 a.m.. 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday. They are located in the Smokey Point Mall off I-5 at Exit 206. For more information on a tour of the facility or on any of the services, you may call 6,53-7343. 1062 Clothing * Furniture Housewores * Misc. Rebuilt Mottres. Sets 32 For Prompt Pickup of our TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION call 3 5-3504 Try our new Q ckbank Macl ine and get a coupon good for a free Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait. Demonstrations will be held at our Silver Lake Branch. (110th S.E. & 19th) August 1st through the 19th, Monday tha Friday. Hours: 10 am through 5 pro, Friday until 6 pro. EVEREIW FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION " Member FSLIC Un nt insu in ing Norward J. Brooks, Employment Secur- ity Department Commissioner, stated recently that during the 12 month period of April 1982 to March 1983, $2,672,680 in fraudulent overpayments of Unemploy- ment Insurance Benefits were discovered by the agency's Claims Investigation Office. This compares to $2,003,279 for April 1981 to March 1982. The number of cases submitted for prosecution by the depart- ment totalled 216 from April 1982 to March 1983, in comparison to 173 cases during April 1981 to March 1982. "The increase in fraudulent unemploy- ment insurance cases can be partially attributed to the economy in general," said Brooks, "but a major factor has been the agency's increased efforts in investi- gating and detecting these cases." Brooks announced that during the their responsibility to accurate information and pointed out that in penalties, there are cisions which cancel 26 weeks after lent claims have been Arlington 1 Monday through 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The library is Washington Avenue. months of April and May, 1983, criminal convictions were obtained against 25 BAEK-TG defendants who fraudulently received t Unemployment Insurance Benefits total- ling $57,345. Of these, 19 were for theft in the first degree; the other 6 convictions " were for theft in the second degree. Both offenses are classified as felonies. The penalties handed down to the defendants included jail sentence, probations, attor- ney fees and court costs; in addition to full restitution of the fraudulent amount to the Employment Security Department. Commissioner Brooks said the agency's computerized system of cross matching claimants against employers' records "makes it difficult, if not impossible," for a claimant to defraud the system in this manner and not be detected. Brooks also noted that the department has a full-time staff devoted to following leads related to possible fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. He 1624 Grove * reminded those filing for benefits that it is OFF, Special good thru r ularl STYLING An Affiliate of the Everett Clinic THE PILCHUCK MEDICAL CENTER announce the affiliation of Dr. Mary stetrics/G mecology) and Dr. Judy Levison Gynecology). To make an appointment to the Pilcbuck Medical Center, please call The Clinic at 259-0966 and ask for the MICHAEL J. JENKS, M.D. (Internal Medic e) RICHARD N. TERRY, M.D. (Internal STEPHEN G. SHER, M.D. (Pediatrics) JUDY LEVISON, M.D. (Obstetrics/G' MARY MUSSELMAN, M.D. (Obstetrics/G 4420-76th St. N.E. I Marysville Phone: 653-4543 Office 9:00 a.m. to Lawman * James Jeans Normandee Rose REG. PRICE BOYS' MANY MORE IN-STORE COME & SEll MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S CLOTfilN0 659-8787 '