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Happy times

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

Finding the artistic gift everyone has to offer is the new year’s challenge

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

You have a gift within yourself. Some of you have found it. Some of you haven’t, but it’s there. Is this the year to find or rekindle a talent that’s been setting still too long? The gifts we possess can range from having carpentry skills to a compassionate heart, being a great listener, a fine surgeon or having just the right knack of putting a bandage on a scraped knee. Usually we like to share our gifts with others. Individuals in the performing arts are no different.

One author’s novel approach to publishing

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

My latest literary achievement has proved quite rewarding, considering the time involved, the hours of research, a few hissy fits of frustration, possibly 50 cups of black coffee and then it came together rather admirably.

Plenty going on to keep the Sumner arts scene alive

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Sumner Arts Commission has a number of programs planned this year. We thank the city of Sumner for their continuing support which enables the commission to continue to bring quality art programs to our community.

Violinist promises electric performance

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

Seattle violinist Geoffrey Castle fearlessly brings the violin back to the center stage with performances on acoustic and six-string electric violins for the city of Enumclaw’s Evenings on the Plateau series.

Gallery features wildlife pieces

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

The city of Enumclaw and Green River Community College Enumclaw Campus Gallery present nature paintings by Port Townsend artist Diana Whitney. The exhibit, titled “Of This Earth,” is under way and continues through April 26 at the GRCC Enumclaw Campus.

Piano students perform Christmas pieces

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

The piano students of Angela Wentz and the voice and piano students of Julia Wentz presented themes from The Nutcracker Suite and their favorite Christmas pieces during a recent joint recital.

Public Meetings

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

• Enumclaw School Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the district office, 2929 McDougall Ave. For more information call 360-802-7100. A study session is the first Monday of each month.

Card of Thanks

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Dirksen family would like to publicly thank the staff of the Weeks’ Funeral Home along with each member of the Weeks family for their services, generosity, knowledge and support in regards to the death, transportation, funeral and burial of Hans M. Dirksen. During trying times like these, every decision and question can be difficult to make. The staff is genuine. The family is incredible.

Enumclaw High working to boost graduation rate

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

When a student decides to withdraw from Enumclaw High School, the call goes out to Principal Jill Burnes and if possible, she drops everything to meet with that student.

Enumclaw levy on Tuesday’s ballot

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

Enumclaw levy on Tuesday’s ballot

Survey supports Enumclaw technology need

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

There are a number of things the Enumclaw School District is doing well and a few things it needs to work on and that is exactly what district officials were hoping to find as the results of their first “climate survey” have been sorted.

Martin Luther King holiday turns into “on” day for White River, not day off

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, about eight students showed up at Sandra and Dennis Smith’s Wilkeson home. Although the sun was out, temperatures were chilly as the group stood knee-deep in mud that had been pushed against their home by an overflowing Gale Creek. The students, clad in fire department hand-me-down boots and equipped with Red Cross-provided shovels, were tossing heaping loads of silt out of and away from the Smith’s garage.

Letters have been trickling into Beth Sprau’s office

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

Letters have been trickling into Beth Sprau’s office at Expressions at Enumclaw, written by people thanking White River High School senior Brittany Edmonson for putting together scrapbooks for their loved ones.

Rotary names January Students of the Month

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Enumclaw Rotary Club recognized three area students as Students of the Month at its Jan. 15 meeting.

God wants us to become the butterfly, not the worm

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

I was asked a number of years ago how I feel about change. I responded in the words of the common philosophy that we change or die. This past year has been a year of change on a number of different fronts – perhaps you’ve felt it too. With change comes opportunity...the constant companion of change...perhaps the very reason we resist change so forcefully...to our own personal peril.

Tips can help dirt-cheap gardeners save a few dollars

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

• Meet Marianne Binetti during book signings and seminars at the Tacoma Home Show in the Tacoma Dome: 2 p.m. Thursday, “Dirt Cheap Tips for Gardeners” and free seeds; 1 p.m. Friday, “Color your World – Cool new plants for 2009” with free plant samples; and 3 p.m. Saturday, “Dirt Cheap Tips for Gardeners.” Book signings feature her latest books, “Container Gardening for Washington and Oregon” and “Herb Growing for Washington and Oregon.”

Potato chip lovers will want to take a bite out of “Crunch”

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

“Crunch! A History of the Great American Potato Chip‚“ by Dirk Burhans, c.2008, Terrace Books, $26.95, 203 pages, includes index.

Minister stepping down after 20 years with his Buckley flock

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

A friendly and familiar face in the Buckley community, the Rev. Rodger Pettichord, will soon be retiring from his ministerial duties at Community Presbyterian Church.

Legislature needs to promote jobs

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:26AM

Editor’s note: John Carlson, who normally provides the column appearing here, is on vacation. His column will return next week. This week’s column is provided by Don Brunell, who heads the Association of Washington Business.

America’s financial future heads overseas

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

So, our economy is down the toilet, like nothing you’ve ever experienced or can remember – unless you’re around 80 years old. We’ve seen recessions before, but this one is a real doozy. And our new president and most financial experts who are supposed to know about such things tell us the situation will get worse, with even higher unemployment, thousands of foreclosures, extreme Wall Street gyrations, more major corporations going bankrupt and more retail stores going broke. Understandably, the public is a bit frightened.

Inauguration was talk of the town

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

Jan. 20 was just another day for me when it started. Yes, it was inauguration day for President Obama, but for me, just another day in Enumclaw far far away from the festivities. The only thought I had was that $160 million dollars sure seemed like a lot for the pomp and circumstance that was about to occur.

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  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

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Letters to the Editor City should try to support local businesses

  • Jan 26, 2009 at 10:00PM

For a long time I have been extremely saddened and frustrated at the city’s attempt to spend money out of town and make it seem as if it is an attempt to bring in business. Here is what we know: the city of Enumclaw has spent thousands of dollars with a company called Destination Development, an out-of-the-town company. This was all an attempt to give the city a new look and bring dollars back into the city.

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