Schools lose officers
The school resource officer program is expected to be phased out in Marysville.
The program is slated to end with 2011, but there may be plans in place to keep officers in schools through February, officials said. They first must wait to see how the state budget could affect the program’s funding.
During the school year, the police department and the school district split the program costs in half, including officer salaries.
Marysville now has two school resource officers, one each at Marysville Getchell and Marysville Pilchuck high schools.
Food and presents: Sky Valley Food Bank at 233 Sky River Parkway in Monroe will be open for Christmas food and toy distribution from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday for those with last names beginning with A through I and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for those with last names starting with J through S.
For those working or going to school, they will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday.
They will be closed from Thursday through Dec. 27.
For more information, call 360-794-7959.
Drop off toys for kids in need: Drop off unwrapped new toys for the U.S. Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots campaign at the Everett Golf and Country Club through Sunday at 1500 52nd St. SE in Everett.
Santa Claus to visit: To raise funds to help a worker at the grocery store who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, Top Food &Drug in Snohomish is receiving a visit from Santa Claus from noon to 3 p.m. today at 1301 Avenue D.