Front Porch: Monroe principal to be honored

A ceremony to celebrate Monroe’s Sky Valley Education Center Principal Karen Rosencrans is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the alternative school, 351 Short Columbia St.

Rosencrans was voted best principal in Western Washington in a contest by Seattle’s “Evening Magazine” television show.

Kid wants a pony? Youth ages 8 to 14 are invited to write a letter to Santa Claus at Horse Country Farm and tell him why they want one of the farm’s three-month destination horse leases for Christmas. The program is aimed at beginners and includes lessons, trail riding, board, tack and more. The contest deadline is Thursday, Dec. 17. Mail letters to Horse Country Farm, P.O. Box 2, Granite Falls, WA 98252, or drop it in the box in the farm office at 8507 Highway 92.

Filing period opens: The candidate filing period for Snohomish County special purpose districts is scheduled to begin Monday. This includes dike, drain and flood districts.

Candidates can file in the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 18.

The districts are: Diking Improvement District 1, Diking District 2, Diking District 3, Diking District 4, Diking Improvement District 5, Drainage Improvement District 7, Drainage District 12, Drainage Improvement District 13, French Slough Flood District, Marshland Flood District, Robe Valley Flood District and Stillaguamish Flood District.

For more information, call Snohomish County elections staff at 425-388-3444.

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