Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:28am

Pinewood Derby is at Cedar Wood

Cub Scout Pack 95 from Cedar Wood Elementary School will have its Pinewood Derby at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the school’s cafeteria.

All boys between the ages of 5 and 9 who are interested in joining Cub Scouts and their parents are welcome to attend. The school is located at 3414 168th St. SE., just west of 35th Avenue SE., in the Mays Pond area. For more information, call Mike Sharpe at 425-238-0224.

Officer honored for anti-DUI efforts

Mill Creek police officer Jennifer Clark was among those honored with a Snohomish County DUI/Traffic Safety Award at a March 15 ceremony in Everett.

Clark was honored for arresting 20 impaired drivers from Mill Creek streets during a seven-month timeframe in 2005. She also made 32 adult felony arrests, and 45 of her 118 adult misdemeanor arrests involved suspended drivers.

Clark was Mill Creek’s Police Officer of the Year for 2005.

Local Lions Club seeks host families

The Mill Creek Lions Club is looking for volunteer host families, of high moral character, for its Lions Youth Exchange Program for this summer.

Hosting periods are two to three weeks long, and occur at various times from late June to mid-August.

The club has young people coming from Japan, Norway, Belgium, Italy and Finland.

For more information, call club president Kathy Schumer at 425-481-0462 or visit www.lionsyouthexchange.org.

Fitness classes are offered at center

Yoga and Pilates classes are now being offered at the West Coast Family Aquatic Center, 15622 Country Club Drive in Mill Creek.

All classes are designed for beginners through intermediate and are taught by certified instructors. Drop-in fee is $5 per class. For more information call 425-745-3474.

Police promote officer to sergeant

Mike Reidt, a 14-year veteran of the Mill Creek Police Department, will assume the rank of sergeant on April 1.

Reidt was the top candidate in a recent promotional exam the department conducted to fill the vacancy left by the death of Larry Davis late last year.

Reidt has previously served as a field training officer, department range master, officer-in-charge and most recently as an acting patrol sergeant.

New city rec guide is now available

The city of Mill Creek’s spring and summer recreation guide is now available online at www.cityofmillcreek.com, city hall, the Mill Creek Library and in Mill Creek Living magazine.

Registration is under way. Most classes begin after spring break for local schools, which is April 3-7.

Library literacy grants available

The Friends of the Mill Creek Library is awarding grants of up to $1,000 to defray professional development costs to support literacy education and expand literacy services in the community.

Proposed projects may include seminars, courses, conference attendance, or other continuing education endeavors that support professional development.

Applicants must be actively engaged in the provision of literacy services or literacy education and must either live, work or otherwise have ties to the Mill Creek area.

Applicants must mail a resume and cover letter detailing interest in the grant, postmarked by April 1 to Grants Committee, Friends of the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek, Wash., 98012. Awards will be announced at the June Friends meeting.

Community Focus items for Mill Creek and surrounding areas can be sent to millcreek@heraldnet.com, faxed to 425-774-8622 or mailed to 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA. 98036, attention John Santana. Deadline is 5 p.m. the Tuesday prior to publication.

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