Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 presented VFW Eagle Scout certificates to Eagle Scouts Cole Blevins and Connor Hargrave at their national Eagle Court of Honor, held Oct. 20 at United Methodist Church in Edmonds. Both Scouts are members of Troop 312.
Mill Creek Scout earns Eagle rank
Jadon Olson, 18, of Mill Creek, received his Boy Scouts of America Eagle rank Oct. 3. He was awarded the highest rank a Scout can achieve after completing a special community service project over the summer.
Olson planned, organized, and led fellow Scouts from Troop 91 to help create a Frisbee golf park and community reader board at Gateway Middle School. All together, the group put in a total of 169 hours.
Sultan honored for road project
The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council recently met at the Wenatchee Convention Center to honor recently completed infrastructure projects, including the improved Sultan Basin Road project.
The city of Sultan was honored for its newly designed commercial corridor between an industrial park and U.S. 2 that improved safety as well as storm water run-off and wetland mitigation issues.
Mukilteo police tops with veterans
The Mukilteo Police Department was included on the Military Times' "Best for Vets: Law Enforcement" 2014 list.
The list considers agencies' efforts to recruit current and former service members, policies related to veterans and reservists, and departmental culture.
The police department employs multiple veterans and military reservists, Police Chief Rex Caldwell said.
"I'm extremely proud of our vets," he said. "We are very supportive of their service to their country."
Garcia honored for soccer camp
Molina Healthcare of Washington honored an Everett police sergeant on Oct. 24 at its fifth annual Community Champions Awards ceremony in Renton.
Sgt. Manny Garcia was commended for service that goes beyond the call of duty. Garcia created the Casino Road Futbol Academy, a summer soccer camp that has benefitted nearly 3,000 youth in the Casino Road area.
The Community Champions program celebrates the vision of Dr. C. David Molina, the founder of Molina Healthcare, as well as community partners who work together to care for society's most vulnerable individuals. Each community champion is nominated by a community-based organization and receives a $1,000 grant to give to a deserving nonprofit of his or her choice.
Sertoma Club donates to cancer center
The Everett Sertoma Club on Oct. 25 presented a $1,000 donation to the John E. Flynn Cancer Center. The money was raised at the club's annual Larry Carlson Golf Tournament on Sept. 15. The club has donated nearly $150,000 over the years to the cancer center.
Sertoma is a group of retired business people who focus on philanthropic work. The club is known for a program that donates hearing aids to people who can't afford them. The Everett club meets Tuesdays at Evergreen Lanes. For more information, call Al Furiak at 425-355-4569.
Chief honored by safety group
Snohomish County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Mark Correira recently completed the requirements to be awarded the prestigious Chief Fire Officer designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Professional Credentialing.
Fire techs honored for safety work
Fire District 1 installed 1,220 smoke alarms as part of a grant-funded safety program.
Smoke alarm technicians Brendan Magee and Steve Snyder were honored with Certificates of Excellence by the fire district Board of Commissioners for the four-month effort, which includes safety checks at 320 homes.
The smoke-alarm program was funded by a Vision 20/20 Grant awarded through the federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program. The grant provided resources for Fire District 1 to perform home safety surveys and install free smoke alarms. The men also replaced nearly 100 batteries in existing alarms.
Free smoke alarms are no longer available. But for more information about installation assistance and safety checks, contact Kim Schroeder at email@example.com or 425-551-1254. Fire District 1 serves unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.
Club donates children's clothes to Safe Place
The Thistle and Rose Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire, covering Edmonds, Snohomish, Lynnwood and Marysville, donated many children's clothes to Safe Place in October. Anyone of British ancestry who is interested in joining the local chapter can contact Susan Browne at 425-350-7253 or Margaret Clark at 206-762-8247.
Active schools volunteer recognized
Daryn Bundy was recognized by Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring as the city's Volunteer of the Month for September.
Bundy holds a variety of community leadership positions, including work with career and technical education programs in the Marysville School District. He was honored for his enthusiasm and dedication toward serving young people in particular.
With help from fellow Rotarians, Marysville Police Rick Chief and Lakewood High School Principal Dale Leach, Bundy is now working to start up Interact Clubs, Rotary's service club for young people ages 12 to 18.
Bundy, who owns Bundy Carpets Inc., also serves as president of the Marysville Noon Rotary Club.
Snohomish church delivers the mail
Mail for Our Military recently honored Snohomish United Methodist Church, which participated in the most recent campaign. Led by Carolyn and Klaus Janssen, the Snohomish congregation was the top church in Washington.
Mail for Our Military, based in Missouri, collects mail from across the nation and divides that into hundreds of packages that are sent to military units across the country and world.
It's a continuation of the Vietnam Mail Call project that began in 1965.
To learn more, send a request for information to the campaign at P.O. Box 100, New Madrid, Mo., 63869.
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