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  • Thu Jul 12th, 2012 5:58pm
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Everett: College OK’d as grant school

Trinity Lutheran College has been approved as a State Need Grant school by the state Higher Education Board. Trinity is the only college in the state in the past five years to have been awarded this designation. State funding is to be available to Trinity students starting in the fall.

The designation allows students who qualify for the state need grant to receive funding for their college education at Trinity. Prior to this approval, students were not allowed to apply their grants while attending the college.

Trinity President John Reed said the milestone achievement also serves Everett, through the college’s service-learning programs that contribute community service hours and the college’s contributions to the city’s economy.

Gold Bar: Help sought for ballot statements

The city is looking for people to write pro and con statements of two different propositions for the November election.

Gold Bar is asking voters to decide on a levy to pay for legal expenses and whether the city should be dis-incorporated.

Anyone interested in participate should contact Mayor Joe Beavers at 425-238-2655 or by email at j.beavers@cityof by 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Snohomish: Summer programs at library

The Snohomish Library has started a series of crafts and educational activities for the summer.

Children and their parents can participate in the crafts activities that start at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and runs through Aug. 7. The library is also hosting educational programs at 11 a.m. Thursdays until Aug. 9. The library is located at 311 Maple Ave. All events are free and no registration is required.

More info: Call the Snohomish Library at 360-568-2898.

Stanwood: City clerk resigns; takes PUD job

Mayor Dianne White has announced the resignation of City Clerk Melissa Collins. Her last day on the job is today.

Collins has accepted a position as deputy clerk with the Snohomish County Public Utility District. Collins has worked for the city of Stanwood since 2006.

Volunteers needed at bookstore

The Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center and Morgan’s Tale’s Used Book Store have moved to a temporary location while the new community center is being built.

The resource center is now located at Stanwood Towne Center, 9322 271st St. NW, Suite A-9.

Volunteers are needed to staff the center’s book store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No prior experience is necessary.

More info: 360-629-5257 or