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2 - The Arlington TIMES- Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1983 l nly Jerry's turn By Jerry Lundberg get the heck out of the way. "You're Our son, Scott. messed up his knee, no help," he'd say. 'TII do it myself." sprained his ankle and has a soreHe never had to repeat himself. Legs shoulder, and back :miraculously healed, the "That's nothing unusual," you say. enemy inflicked wounds disappear You're right. It's not. Only he and so would Kirby. Think now. Who managed to get run over by a snow- was the wily one here? mobile. Scott thought that I knew more Now you're getting a little interest- about the innards of a car than the ed. But still you're thinking "solocal mechanic. what". "Morn, my car is making this funny He ran over himself with his own noise." snowmobile on his father-in-law's hay After listening to the thing hump field in the middle of July. along, I'd agree, "Yes sir it's making Got-cha! a strange moise." I'd announce that it "How in the heck did he manage a sounded like the whatset had fallen off trick like that?" you ask. the thing-a-ma-jig which definitely Easy if you run a snowmobile at caused funny noises. about 70 mph across a hay field which "Hey, Kirby. Mom says the whatset has a few strategically placed mole has fallen off the thing-a-ma-jig. Can hills put there by one clever mole. Hit you fix it?" His younger brother would one of- those suckers, get yourself crawl under the hood and tinker until throwed and bingo. That's all shethe car was fixed. I never did figure wrote, out whether 1 was right or if Kirby was That's not too smart you say? too polite to tell his mother she didn't Well, I never said I raised a genius, know beans about cars. He just knew There have been times when I might as long as his brother could drive and of thought so. He has a memory like a not fix and he could fix but wasn't old steel trap. He can recall things that enough to drive, fixing and staying on happened from when he was six the good side of his older brother months old. At age two he knew mynetted him an occasional ride to exact age and when I was born. Heschool. Good thinking. also managed to let everyone elseBack to the bummed-up leg. know too. He's great at arithmetic. Of The doctor in the emergency room course, to me, anyone who can addassured Scott that since he was young two and two is a mathamatical whiz. he would overcome any after effects. Whenever I couldn't spell a word I'd "How old are you?" the doctor just ask him. He'd know. Then again, asked. he could have told me any old thing "Twenty-nine." and I wouldn't have known the "Oh? 1 thought you were a lot difference, younger." On the other hand when he was a His reply had a quizzical tone and youngster his sister could get him into his look implied "Twenty-nine[ Chee[ no end of trouble by just scrdaming 1 must get one of these on every "MOM'[ Unlike her, he just never emergency shift." mastered looking innocent. In the hospital lunch room one nurse His younger brother Kirby had hiswas overheard asking another if number, too. For example, during the anything interesting happened that grass growing months I'd have to day? issue a few threats and an ultimatum "Yeah. We got a guy who ran over to get the two of them out to do a little -, himself with a snowmobile." mowing and raking. "Snowmobile. But it's July." "l want to mow," his young brother "'Well, we had no snow last winter. would say. Maybe he was making up for lost "Not you're too little. Besides you'd time." Hee hee. Giggle, giggle. For probably run over yourself and cut them that took care of dinner table your leg off." conversation that evening. (Catch that? 'Run over yourself'.) The neat new trick he performed on "l always have to rake," Kirby his machine has laid him up but would grumble, then suddenly de- undaunted. veiop a sore leg or a hurt back. A ruse "Are you going to stay off that which never worked. Scott was on to blasted thing now?" l asked. that trick. "Heck no. It's like falling off a Scott would trudge along dutifully horse. You have to get right back on.~' pushing the mower. Kirby, on the He knows all about that, too. We other hand, would wage war on some used to have a couple of horses. His imaginary foe using the rake as asister rode like she was glued to the spear. When the enemy got him he'd animal. His brother wouldn't get near fall into and roll around in the grass he the things. Scott spent a lot of time did manage to rake. In a short time, falling off and climbing back on. One Scott. tiring of his brother's antics thing about that boy, he never gives would, in exasperation, yell at him to up. STANWOOD PICKETS followed their school and teacher negotiators to Arlington last Friday. Stanwood teachers have been .on strike since school began last week. And when negotiations finally got started, Arlington was chosen as a neutral site, but parents of Stanwood students (pictured here) came to Arlington to express their points of view - views which included encouraging other Stan- wood parents to keep their children out of school while the teachers remain on strike. m In, 426 N. Olympic Ave. Arlington, WA 98223 Telephone (206) 435-$757 PUBLICATION NO. USPS 0321-4000 Vol. 95, No. 4' WednesdaY, September 14, 1983 Sire R. Wilson III Frederick Bird Sue Stevenson Publilber General Manager Advertising Sales and Editor Member W~t~ton NeWSpaper Publishers Auoclatlofl Nltioltll NewsINM~r Association Published every Wednmsday. Entered as second-class matter at Arlington, Washington 98223. Subscription rates: Sl1.00 annually in county, $12.00 an- nually outside Snohomish County, $6.50 annually for senior citizens In Snohomish County (62 & over). in il (Continued from page l) ef its regular tax income, and also noted that they are purchasing new equipment, particularly the bunker gear. He said there will ultimately be a need for the new Happy Valley firehouse, but that decision is "awhile off." George Laffin retired about a year ago after 13 years as Sllvana's fire chief. He remains in the department as a firefighter. Laffin said his principle campaign issue is "the commission meetings haven't been as open as they should be." He said, "The commissioners have been reluctant to tell the firemen what is going on." Laffin stressed that his running had nothing to do with the change in leader- ship in the department--he was quite laudatory of the new chief Bill Lind- sey--but his only concern was with the commission. He also praised the quality of Silvana's firefighters and expressed the hope that God Dag Dear Mr. Editor, I heard one of the local policeman ordering a fancy dish at the restaurant the other day. He demand- ed pork chops au gratin. The pretty waitress shouted to the kitchen, "Cheese it, the chopsl" En Venn Square dance class starting Looking for fun, friends and great ex- ercise? Learn to square dance. The Hap- py Hoppers Square Dance Club will be holding beginner square dance lessons at the Hillcrest School near Frontier Village beginning Thursday, September 15th. That is off Hwy 9 at 4th St. S.E. Dance classes will be held weekly on Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with open enrollment the first two nights. This class is part of the Lake Stevens Com- munity Schools system. For information contact Pat Hogan at 335-1500 during school hours or in the evening at any of the following club members' homes: 353-9179; 652-7703; 334-2919; or 691-7640. Sierra Club speaker at Audubon meeting AI Friedman, vice-chairman of the local Sierra Club chapter will be the featured speaker at the Pilchuck Audubon Society's program meeting on Friday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Everett Community College, Room 605. Friedman, representing Friends of Glacier Peak, will present a slide pro- gram entitled "Glacier Peak Wilderness, Only Half Protected". Ken Gersten of the Washington Wilderness Coalition will then explain the work of the organization that he represents and discuss the importance of wilderness. Non-members are most welcome. Audubon plans ice caves the current'election campaign would not "tear the department apart." Richard Southern is an emergency medical technician with the hospital, but also serves in the Silvana Fire Depart- ment. "I know the needs of the depart- ment, beinga fireman," he said. Southern is critical of the commis- sion's policy of purchasing firefighting gear "a little bit at a time. We need to get it all at once." He said a new aid car ("an old van would do") is a high priority for Island Crossing fire station because of the high cost of running a fire truck out of the sta- tion just for aid calls. A lower priority is the new Happy Valley fire station. "That,s five years down the road," he said. "Because of flood plain restrictions, the only growth in our area is on the hill and it is taking longer to respond to that area." Lakewood Lakowood's sometimes bitter dispute over property tax increases associated with the expansion of the school district comes to a head this fall with three of five school positions on the ballot. Only one position (Nmpber 4), however, is on the primary ballot, with three men conten- ding for the spot. Larry Bauer, an engineering ad- ministrator at Boeing, is the incumbent. He was first appointed to the job about three years ago and subsequently was elected. Bauer faces challenges from Charles Adler, a pipefitter who works in Anacortes, and from local businessman Bill Couch. Bauer's term on the board essentially missed the controversial decisions which led to the district's expensive bond issues. The voters approved the bond sales just before he came on and the ac- tual sale of the bonds took place shortly afterwards. "I did not know at the time we sold the bonds what the impact would be on taxes," he said. "There were a lot of ac- cusations made. Some were true, many were not. "Our funding problems are something Surplus foods distributed here next week The monthly distribution of surplus government commodities, butter and cheese, will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 and 21 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Talcot and Burke Sts. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 7:30 Thurs.-Fri.-Sot. Double Comedy Show... field trip Join the Pilchuck Audubon Society in an easy two-mile round trip hike to Boardman Lake, a pretty 50-acre lake surrounded by big timber and a rock bluff, followed by another easy two mile round trip walk to Big Four Ice Caves. Beaver activity and huckleberries are anticipated. Bring sturdy footwear, warm clothes, a lunch and binoculars, if possible. Trails may be wet. For additional information call trip leaders Sally and Bill Lider (776-0671). Meet in the parking lot of Frontier Village in Lake Stevens on Highway 9 at 7:a0 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th. ALSO-(7:30) RtCHARD PRYOR, I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | "YOR-HUNTER FROMi "KRULL' & THE FUTURE" I STARTS SEPT. 22 ARLINGTON SCHOOL LUNCHES Monday, Sept. 19: Strawhat with lettuce & Cheese, hot vegetable, chilled fruit, peanutbutter cookie, chocolate milk. Super 50c Tuesday, Sept. 20: Mexican pizza, salad greens with Ranch dressing, chilled fruit, milk. Super 55c Wednesday, Sept. 21: Hot dog with mustard & catsup, tater tots, hot vegetable, fresh fruit, milk. Super 40c Thursday, Sept. 22: Oven fried chicken with potatoes & gravy, veggie sticks, hot rolls with butter & peanut butter, chilled fruit, chocolate milk. Super 50c Friday, Sept. 23: Cheeseburger with lettuce & cheese, mustard & catsup, French fries, chilled fruit, milk. Super 55c Compliments of MEMBER F.D.I.C. ARLINGTON OFFICE -- 435-2139 -- II that is going to continue no matter who's be replaced. elected to the board until we get full fun- "I'm running ding from the state and that will require with the way that major tax reform at the state level," he the board has had said. Our taxes have bern "There are decisions coming up which have a feel for could hurt the taxpayers and children of and the this district," said Bauer. He cited the "And we have to fact that the district is slowly continuing " said to grow as the economy improves and too much that soon enough there will be a need for atldetics, another elementary school. "It's already "We need a a crowded situation," he said, "and we board," he said. have definite problems with expanding "The school board the current facilities because of sewage fidonce of the problems. The options for the district are citing the nine to pretty limited. Lakowood this "It takes a couple of years to become "Somebody has an effective board member," he said. the people," he "With this election we have the potential financial background for a 60 percent turnover of the board. We fidonco hack." really stand to be hurt with a loss of con- Couch owns tignous leadership." district, including Charles Adler was a leader in last Grocery, year's successful campaign for the aco service station. defeasement of the bonds issued for the finances from the construction of an elementary school. He Washington. is adamant in demanding a change in the Couch said he school board. "There should be a moderate in the change,," he said. "Those people should politics of Lakewood. et responsi September 18-24 is "Pet Responsibility Week." Owning a pet can be a wonderful and rewarding experience for I pet. But owning a pet does require a lot of responsibilit) and time it takes to own a pot, before going out and adopting a neW~ family. The Marysville-Arlington Animal Shelter has listed below quiremonts it takes to own a pet. 1. Providing proper food and shelter. 2. Vaccinating your pet. 3. Neutering or Spaying your pet. 4. Licensing your pet (dog). Providing adequate exercise for your pet--like a fencedl S. 6. Providing care for your pet during your vacation. 7. Being prepared for medical and surgical emergencieS. 8. Providing training for your dog. 9. Love and affection. Please consider all these requirements before adopting a pet. tion contact the Marysville-Arlington Animal Shelter. YS VILL TWIN CINEMA 4159-76/tl St. N.E. Just Eos~ of Sofewoy 653"3456 Is it a game, or is it real? FRI. 7:15 & 9.30 SAT. 1:15, 3:30, 7:15 & SUN. 1.15, 3:30 & 7..15 MON.-THURS. 7:15 9:30 ALL AmINOON glOWS $2 Adults $1.50 Child & Seniors s3.75 Adults 3 DAY SPECIALS Sept. 15, 16, 17 Uniced ANGEL FOOD CAKE English M, each loaf The bakery with that home-baked 324 N. Olympic -- Arlington, WA -- STYLING Jan Billings- Terri Knowles - operater (formerly at Come in and see how we've changed - Quality hair care for all ages, men and women INCLUDING: . Precision haircutting, styling . Redken perms . Roller sets, curling iron sets * Retail products available, Redken and Nexy's Color analysis based on the Ameritone color key system. Ex . Early and late appointments available. 434 WEST AVE., ARt. ( Next to Rotten Ralphs ) RE-ELECT Paid (or by tl~ COMMITTEE TO RETAIN SHIRLEY BARTHOLOMEW, Ralph M~ui~y. Chairman 653-3700 150~ Sth Street, MllylvJJle, Washington 98270 SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT #1- R SHIRLEY VOTES EXPERIENCE ON THE TOUGH THAT SHAPE YOUR IN SNOHOMISH