• Wed Sep 1st, 2010 10:03pm
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Marysville fire employees honored

Marysville Fire District honored 18 people for their combined 303 years of service in a ceremony in August.

Firefighters, family and the fire district’s board of directors gathered for an awards ceremony Aug. 18 to honor the men and women who have completed five, 10, 20 and 25 years of service and those who retired this year, spokeswoman Kristen Thorstenson said.

“We need to celebrate this group for their years of service. It is a great commitment they have made to the community and fire district,” Fire Chief Greg Corn said.

The following people were honored for their years of service:

Five years: Firefighters Chad Bonner, Tristan Brenner, Steve Neyens, Josh Olsen and Shane Thomas.

10 years: Firefighters Basil Bailey and Sonia Kragseth, firefighter-paramedic Mark Sawdon and Capt. Chad Hale.

20 years: Battalion Chief Scott Goodale and Capt. Roger “Chip” Kruse.

25 years: Capts. Larry Nelson and Eric Swobody, firefighter Kelly Smith.

Retirees: Bob Haverty, 31 years; Mike Lambert, 37 years; Scott Kreiman, 29 years; Bob Spencer, 26 years.

Veterans honor Eagle Scout

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040, in Lynnwood, honored Eagle Scout James Pace with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Eagle Scout certificate in a ceremony held Aug. 22.

Zonta Club members attend convention

Six members of the Zonta Club of Everett joined more than 1,300 from all over the world at the Zonta International Convention earlier this summer.

The convention was held in San Antonio, Texas, the week of June 24. Club member Carol Dreysse was named governor for District 8, which consists of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia.

The Zonta Club is an international organization of professional women. For more info, go to www. or call 425-348-3501.

VFW post receives national award

Lynnwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 recently received the National Outstanding Community Service award.

Post commander Martin Spani in August traveled to Indianapolis where the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention was held.

During the past year, the 307 members of the Lynnwood post and 85 members of its auxiliary contributed 31,519 volunteer hours, donated 122 pints of blood and drove 42,487 miles on volunteer business.

This is the third time the post received this award, after being honored in 2002 and 2003.


4-H group raises money for charity

Members of Ultimate Equines, a Monroe 4-H group, held a fundraiser for a horse rescue group.

The 4-H group wanted to raise money for Arlington-based charity People Helping Horses.

The group baked and sold cookies at their school throughout spring.

They were able to buy some much-needed items from the charity’s wish list: dewormer, a blanket, clipper blades, shampoo and lead ropes.

On Aug. 9, the group took a trip to Arlington where they met the horses and toured the pastures at People Helping Horses.

The kids met a thoroughbred named Lucky, who had been shot in the head.

“People Helping Horses saved her life, and now she has been adopted and will be going to her new home soon,” wrote Bethany Garver and Lorin Stewart from the Ultimate Equines group.

Theater opens at the Everett Mall

More than 250 people last week attended the grand opening ceremony of the Community Performing Arts Theater at the Everett Mall.

During the Aug. 26 event, guests were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the theater, and the Everett Symphony orchestra treated guests to a musical program.