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Enumclaw Courier Herald Letters to the Editor | March 2

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Mar 4, 2009 at 10:46AM

City easier to deal with than outsider forces

Roach brings a message of determination to help inspire young athletes

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Mar 3, 2009 at 9:15AM

Melanie Roach followed a rocky road that included steps as a troubled teen and injured athlete before finding Olympic success and personal satisfaction.

Enumclaw fast tracks King County Fair planning

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Mar 3, 2009 at 8:52AM

King County handed the King County Fair operation to the city of Enumclaw on Feb. 23, but Joan Lewis knew she couldn’t sit around doing nothing until the county took its final, formal step.

Three strikes almost out of time

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

A few weeks ago I alerted readers to a startling state Senate proposal that would erase the life terms of nearly half the state’s 292 “Three Strikes, Your Out” inmates, setting more than 80 of them free immediately. The legislation, SB 5292, passed out of committee with the support of eastside Sen. Rodney Tom.

Now newspapers are making headlines

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

I first read newspaper comics when I was in J. J. Smith Elementary School. Specifically, Tarzan, the Lone Ranger, Dick Tracy and perhaps a humorous strip like Mickey Mouse. If memory serves me correctly, that’s essentially all I read in newspapers for the next 12 or 13 years, though the strips changed; for example, I became fond of Pogo and ‘Lil Abner. Mostly, I simply ran across newspapers in various coffee shops, where I’d glance at the headlines and entertainment sections before turning to the comics. (Of all the cartoons I recall from my youth, only Blondie has survived.)

Our friends are feeling the pinch

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

At a chamber of commerce breakfast meeting a couple of weeks ago Green River Community College business instructor Jeff Perlot asked those in attendance for recessions jokes to lighten the mood.

Helping families while learning life lessons

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

As a local parent, I am impressed with the wonderful, safe, family-oriented environment our communities have to offer. Our schools are among the best in Washington, due in large part to the tremendous amount of parent involvement and volunteer time given by the families, and we have every type of activity imaginable for kids to participate in. That being said, I often wonder if my children have been exposed to enough life experiences to help them be successful in the long run.

Know signs of juvenile diabetes and how to show kids support

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

March 24 is American Diabetes Alert Day. It is a one-day “wake-up” call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. Since 1997 the United States has seen a 60 percent increase in diabetes cases. Dr. Barbara Marshall, a pediatric endocrinologist with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center, wants to encourage parents to take an active role in monitoring their child’s risk factors and possible symptoms of diabetes. Below are some frequently asked questions and things everyone can do to help a child cope.

Family Legacy

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

Worship team arrives at Rainier Hills

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Rev. Tom Deuschle of Celebration Ministries International in Zimbabwe is building a network of churches throughout the continent of Africa. His mandate is to bring a grassroots reformation and renaissance to the nation of Zimbabwe in the face of the nation’s many challenges.

‘The Mighty Queens of Freeville’ a feel-good love story‘

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

“The Mighty Queens of Freeville” by Amy Dickinson, c.2009, Hyperion, $22.95, 240 pages.

Community Calendar

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

Now is a great time to get the scoop on poop

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The first week of March means it is time to make nice with manure. Yes, composted steer or horse manure is a valuable asset this month as spreading manure on top of your berries will not only smother those weeds just starting to pop up, but also nourish the early spring growth that makes for a bountiful berry harvest. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and your vegetable garden are all hungry for manure. Perennials and roses also love a spring tonic of manure to wake them up and this is the week to shovel nature’s natural fertilizer around your plants.

Life doesn’t hinge on accessories

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

A modern-day parable...

Season Finale

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

Enumclaw days in Arizona

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

Kahne works his way to 11th in Las Vegas Sunday

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

It was a day of ups and downs for Enumclaw NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but when the checkered flag finally fell, the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge finished 11th.

Sports Briefs

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

White River grad places seventh

Hornets keep afloat with 45-34 victory

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Enumclaw High girls kept their state tournament hopes alive with a 45-34 victory Friday night over Mount Rainier.

Panthers one win from making first state show

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Bonney Lake High girls find themselves just one game away from their first state tournament appearance after a 70-50 Class 3A West Central/Southwest bidistrict tournament win over the Lindbergh Eagles Friday at Clover Park High in Lakewood.

White River seals its ninth trip to state in 11 years

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The White River High girls punched their ticket to the Class 3A state basketball tournament with a 71-66 victory Feb. 25 over the Hazen Highlanders.

Enumclaw nails trip to state

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

Confidence – teams either have or they don’t and it’s crucial in basketball.

Emergency assistance available

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Salvation Army is offering gasoline vouchers, propane vouchers, rental assistance and other essentials to families, seniors and disabled persons with urgent and immediate needs in Black Diamond and the surrounding area.

Tacoma author to speak about company towns at Wilkeson historic series

  • Mar 2, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Wilkeson Centennial Committee offers the second installment in its speaker series Tuesday, when Tacoma author Linda Carlson visits the town.

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