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8 o:o The Arlington Times www. arlington times, corn Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Re-elect Margo Powell Hospital Commissioner Free Breakfast A Free Breakfast is served each Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. at Hosanna Christian Fellowship. All are welcome. Anyone wishing to help with this program should call. Hosanna Christian Fel- lowship 401 N. Dunham, Arlington. 360-403-0995 Tins Two-part workshop designed to help landown- ers plan for the future of their land and legacy at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Arling- ton Boys Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave NE. 425- 357-6017. kzobrist@wsu. edu Beginning ballreom dance class Learn the basics of dancing with a partner in a six-week course at Move- ment Arts. Class is open to singles and couples. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, at Movement Arts 3502 204th Street NE, Arlington. 360-435-7193. kara@movementarts.com Tiger family martial arts program A great program for the whole family to get fit, have fun and learn some self-defense skills. The program teaches the kicks ofTae Kwon Do, the basic moves of Karate, and the stances of Kung Fu with bag kicking and padded sword fighting for fun. Beginners class lasts 45 minutes, colored belts stay longer and learn more advanced skills. Class is for ages 4 and up, all levels and abilities welcome. A rare chance to learn from a Master who has trained from the Grandmasters of Asia. Session includes a T-shirt for first time stu- dents (excluding 4-week class). Instructor: Mitch May- berry. Location: Old Arlington High School 135 French Ave., Building Commons. Session 2: Oct. 29-Dec. 17, (7 weeks), $70. Time: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Fees: Plus Amateur Athletic Union fee to instructor. Wine tasting fundraiser A wine tasting fund- raiser with silent auction to benefit the Jacobs- Johnson Foundation will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 6- 9 p.m., at Smokey Point Masonry, 7822 47th Ave NE, Marysville. Griffins Crossing wines will be featured along with appe- tizers and two bands. Pro- ceeds from the event will help cancer patients with reatment related hous- ing expenses. Advance tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Smokey Point Masonry or by call- ing 360-653-1367. Old Time Fiddlers The Old Time Fiddlers meet on Friday evenings of Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 13 and 27 and Dec. 11 at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223. There will be no jam on Dec. 25, Christmas Day. Celtic jam is at 5 p.m., workshop at 6 p.m., and circle jam begins at 7 p.m. Stage show from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music, jamming and snacks throughout the evening. Free family entertainment; listeners and acoustic musicians of all ages (and their instru- ments) welcome. For information, please con- tact Noel Lareau at 360- 691-5907 or Noelula@aol. com. Chd as Calling all kids to come join the cast and choir of this years Christmas Musical at Smokey Point Community Church. Kids First-grade through eighth, of all abilities are invited to participate at 5 p.m., Oct. 10 at 600 E. First St, Arlington. 360-659-2844 ext 240 acelbrat@wavecable Paid for by: Committee to Re-elect Margo Powell PO Box 951 Darrington, WA 98241 Jazz Vesper's An evening of Ameri- can Jazz Standards with an inspirational message. Per- formed by the Curators, Laurie and Jeff Swanson, Jim Bassett and Ron Thord- arson, at 6 p.m., Oct. 11, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 E. Highland Drive, Arlington. Whole grain bread making series Move beyond the whole grain bread brick to successful whole grain bread. In this four-week series we will explore the basics of whole grain bread making. We will discuss the essentials for successful whole wheat bread baking; including flour quality, yeast, mix- ing, kneading, rising, and baking. We will also move beyond the basics and into rustic artisan loaves and other fanciful tech- niques. Meeting every other week, this series will allow for dialogue, troubleshooting and lots of practice. Instructor: Caroline Sumpter. Location: Community Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Avenue NE, Arlington. Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, & Nov. 12. Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: $45 for four classes plus $15 supply fee pay- able at the first class. Pre-registration required, call 403-3448. Free lecture series pre- sented by Frank Barden. We'll look at pre-his- toric Egypt: who were the Egyptians and where did they come from and 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. We'll learn about the Rosetta Stone and how hieroglyphs work, meet the great pyramid build- ers, learn about the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. We'll meet some of the great Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, including Cheops and Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh. We'll study Akenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh who believed in only one god and his son, Tut- ankhamen. Location: Olympic Place Retirement Com- munity, 20909 Olympic Place, Arlington. Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 7- Nov. 18 and resum- ing on Jan. 20-Feb. 24. Drop-ins are welcome Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Margo's opponent, Jeff Cartwright, has said that "a majority of voters travel south or north to other healthcare facilities for their medical care." That's Just Not True: There are 18,180 registered voters in the district. In 2008, Cascade Valley Hospital had 57,642 patient visits. The six physician clinics owned by the hospital had an additional 71,017 patient visits. Margo's opponent has said that the Hospital District has suffered "staggering financial losses." That's Just Not True: The Hospital District has been profitable seven out of the last eight years, The profit from operations in 2008 was 3.7% making CVH one of the most profitable hospitals in the state, Margo's opponent has stated that Cascade Valley Hospital has demonstrated consistent difficulty in retaining physicians. That's Just Not True: Cascade Valley Hospital's medical staff includes 85 doctors and 30 affiliate staff. 46% of the doctors on active staff have been in the community more than ten years. In the past five years, three doctors have left the District's employment and one has retired. In the same five years, the District has recruited nine additional doctors to the community. The annual average turnover rate of employed physicians at CVH over the past five years is 4.7%. The national average of physician turnover in group practice is 6.7% annually. Margo's opponent has told many that Cascade Valley Hospital has a high surgical infection rate. That's Just Not True: Of the doctors currently on the medical staff, none has or has ever had a high surgical infection rate. Cascade Valley Hospital's surgical infection rates compare very favorably to national benchmarks established by the Centers for Disease Control, the recognized industry standard. Margo's opponent has stated that Commissioner, Margo Powell is a hairdresser. It's True: Margo Powell is a hairdresser. She is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and volunteers for the Darrington community. She also has been an excellent hospital commissioner for the past eleven years and has very effectively represented the interests of the District's residents. Margo's opponent has stated that none of the five current hospital commissioners has medical expertise. it's True: Margo's opponent apparently does not understand the workings of a hospital. The role of a commissioner is to represent the interests of the residents of the district. Oversight of the quality of medical services and medical staff is vested in medical staff governance, an organization of committees and officers made up of doctors on the hospital's medical staff. If the opponent wanted a role of oversight he should not have resigned his medical staff privileges at Cascade Valley Hospital. I I :! 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