Community Focus

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:26am

Oral health for special needs kids

Do you have a special needs child who is not getting dental care because the child isn’t capable of sitting still in a dentist chair or because of other behavioral problems or a developmental disability?

Sue Waldin, a health educator, will talk about oral health for children and adolescents with special health care needs in a free multimedia presentation. Attendees will be able to ask questions about helping children maintain good oral health, accessing dental care and finding a dentist.

The event is set for 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Family Support Center, 6330 195th St.SW, Lynnwood. For information, about the event or the Family Support Center of South Snohomish County, visit or call 425-670-8984.

Spring sale for moms club

A spring sale of gently used clothing, toys and equipment for babies and children will benefit the Snohomish County Mothers of Multiples (SNOMOMS). The public event is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4, at Lynnwood High School, 3001 184th Street, Lynnwood, across from Alderwood mall.

The group offers a wide variety of educational, social, emotional and practical support for moms during all stages of their “multiples” experience. Our group welcomes expectant, new and “seasoned” moms who live in or near Greater Snohomish County or North King County. For information, visit

Masters swim team for adults

The City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation &Cultural Arts Department has recently expanded its adult Masters Swim Team for newcomers and experienced swimmers alike.

On Friday, March 3, register for the March 6 to March 29 session.

On Friday, March 31, register for the April 3 to May 10 session.

For information, visit the Lynnwood Recreation Center or contact Amy Collins in the Aquatics section of the City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation &Cultural Arts Department at 425-771-4030, or e-mail

Nominate notable Sno County youth

The annual Youth Challenge Awards, started in 1990, honors outstanding young people making significant contributions in the categories of community service, courage, creativity, environmental service, inspiration and leadership.

Deadline for nominations is March 26. Award winners will receive $200 contributed by sponsors.

Students must be nominated. Individuals or groups must be in grades seven through 12 and either live or attend school — public or private — in Snohomish County.

To nominate a student for the Youth Challenge Awards, complete the online form at To request a paper form, call Theresa Poalucci at (425) 775-2400.

VFW open to new members

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1040, Lynnwood welcomes new members. All veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been awarded a campaign ribbon are eligible for membership. The VFW meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Alderwood Youth Club, 19719 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. For information, contact Post Commander, Martin Spani at 425-774-7416 or John Beam, Post Quartermaster/Adjutant at 425-742-0495.

Host families needed

Global Partners is looking for families in the North King/South Snohomish county areas to host Japanese nursing and nutrition college students in March. Students will be studying English at a study center March 12-28. Host families will receive a stipend of $18 a night for their hospitality. These friendly students love to learn about American culture. For information, contact Darlene Aaby at 425-483-1201.

Citizens’ group meets March 18

Mountlake Terrace Citizen Voices, a citizens’ group, intends to facilitate public discourse, education and action among Terrace citizens in a respectful way. The next meeting is set for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 18, at the Mountlake Terrace Library. For information about Mountlake Terrace Citizen Voices, contact Sharon Maynard at 425-774-1142.

Armed robber holds up gas station clerk

A man with a white mask walked into an ARCO gas station, 19612 Highway 99, Lynnwood, at about 9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, brandishing a gun and demanding money.

The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect shoved the money into his pockets and ran out the door. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5-foot-8 tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He is believed to be in his 20s. The man was wearing a white mask, which covered his entire head.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-744-6900.

MILA honored for innovation

MILA Inc., an e-commerce wholesale lender based in Mountlake Terrace, was recognized at the Better Business Bureau’s 2005 Business of the Year Award Ceremony with the Innovative Business Practices award for large businesses. MILA uses technology to deliver closed loans in hours and days, instead of weeks and months. The company’s proprietary loan management and decision making tool, AccessPoint, has been central to the company’s recent growth.

Police seek bank robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed a credit union after he flashed a gun at a manager.

The man walked into Verity Credit Union in the 18000 block of 33rd Avenue W. about 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. He passed a note to the manager, showed the gun and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Lynnwood Police Department spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said.

Police surrounded the Alderwood mall area to look for the man, but couldn’t find him.

The man is described as white, in his 40s, with short, light brown or blond hair. He has a mustache and was wearing a long, black trench coat.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Lynnwood Police Department at 425-744-6900.

Two trees fall no one injured

Nobody was injured when two trees fell on a house Friday afternoon, Feb. 17.

The trees fell in the 22300 block of 36th Avenue W. about 1:30 p.m., Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. A third tree fell nearby and almost hit another house, Hynes said.

There were scattered reports of trees falling throughout the Puget Sound area on Friday as wind gusts in some areas exceeded 40 mph.

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