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Five Years Ago
Once again, The Friends of the Enumclaw Public Library are providing the popular computer, year-view calendars. The 2009 re-positionable adhesive calendars are perfect for computer monitors, keyboards, refrigerator doors or anyplace a calendar is needed. In addition, the library’s phone number and Web address are always available. Calendars will be distributed in early January through city of Enumclaw utility bills. Additional calendars will be available at the Enumclaw Public Library after the first of the year as long as the supply lasts.
The staff at Evergreen Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center would like to thank the following people for their great generosity this holiday season. To Karen Staley at Maple Thicket for displaying our Giving Tree, Donna at the Enumclaw Senior Center for picking up the extra tags, Roy Dalsanto, aka Santa, for his appearance at our Christmas party, and Kathy Pruitt who decorated and delivered small Christmas trees for our residents’ rooms, a very special thanks for all your time and effort.
Deadlines are as follows:
• 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.
Enumclaw School District Superintendent Mike Nelson will address the community during his second annual “State of Enumclaw School District Address” at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Enumclaw High School auditorium.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue will host an orientation meeting Jan. 22 for residents interested in becoming volunteers with the fire department.
Wickersham School of Discovery wasn’t the only stop White River School District Superintendent Tom Lockyer is making this month to give parents, staff and community members a look at what could happen in the district if the governor’s budget and student enrollment reductions take the $3 million out of White River’s pocket he and others think it will.
Three new career firefighters have joined the ranks of Enumclaw/Fire District 28, giving the department the ability to have professional, paid staff on duty 24 hours a day.
Enumclaw’s annual holiday parade might roll through downtown as usual in December, but the local chamber of commerce won’t be making it happen.
The town of Buckley may have finally run out of luck.
The Enumclaw Police Department, in cooperation with The Courier-Herald, offers a “Warrant of the Week” program. This program is designed to capture people that currently have warrants out for their arrest by utilizing tips that citizens provide to the Enumclaw Police. The arrest warrants for these people have been issued by the Enumclaw Municipal Court. Once a week, a photo of the wanted person, along with a brief description of the crime will be published. Citizens that may have information to the whereabouts of the wanted person are encouraged to call the Enumclaw Police Department at 360-825-3505. Callers may remain anonymous.
• A officer spotted a vehicle on Jan. 5 belonging to a suspect in an earlier case of domestic violence. A traffic stop was made, the man was arrested for domestic violence/assault and his vehicle was impounded.
The Enumclaw community has had a chance to learn and ask questions about the Enumclaw School District’s $8.4 million capital facilities and technology levy that will be on the Feb. 3 ballot. Now, it’s Black Diamond parents’ and residents’ turn.
The crackling voice over the scanner told the story the afternoon of Jan. 7: “Please be advised, there are no more ‘Water Over Roadway’ signs,” the dispatcher said. “The last one was just taken.’”
It is hard for my pen to create for you, the reader, what I get to see in person. A wisp of smoke, the frost on the ground and covering the lawns. Frozen droplets of morning dew, clinging to the leaves of the tall alder trees. Bushes with their heads bowed low from the heavy frost. Leaves of yellow, orange and rust lying in heaps under the great maple and oak trees, standing in and among the evergreen trees such as fir, cedar and others.
We all need to eat – so why not start in the kitchen?