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It’s done. The Black Diamond City Council passed the city’s 2009 budget Dec. 23 after delaying the action when its Dec. 18 regular meeting was canceled due to weather. The council unanimously approved the budget, which needed to be taken care of before the end of the year.
Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support.
The Enumclaw School District and its Public School Employee members, classified staff members, have agreed to a three-year contract. The announcement was made at the Enumclaw School Board’s regular meeting Dec. 15, where the board approved the agreement.
Rod Wittmier, a Buckley resident and military veteran, contends that younger veterans feel somewhat abandoned in their quest to return to mainstream society – that they are slipping through the cracks more and more on a daily basis.
Looking to save money in times of troubled budgets, the White River School District is considering shutting the doors to Wickersham School of Discovery following the current academic year.
The Friends of Black Diamond Library are hosting a quilt raffle featuring the work of Enumclaw quilter and author Karin Renaud.
• An officer responded Dec. 30 to a Griffin Avenue address to assist with a patient. The patient was transported to Enumclaw Regional Hospital.
Community members will have an opportunity for hands-on interaction and a chance to get answers to questions regarding the Enumclaw School District’s upcoming $8.4 million capital facilities and instructional technology levy.
Committee assignments have been announced for the trio of 31st District legislators and each will be taking on new roles for the 2009 session.
The Courier-Herald features the Community Click page the first issue of each month.
Joel Roberts, a 2000 graduate of Sumner High School, graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering on Dec. 17, 2008. He was the valedictorian, summa cum laude, for his class with the highest grade-point average of 4.0. He delivered the speech to his class at the graduation. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Future job opportunities will place him in either Hawaii or North Carolina.
Bonney Lake resident Mahlon Dewey, 85, died Dec. 30, 2008.
Carrie Olson has perhaps the sweetest job in the regon.
Snow, ice and cold, oh my! So what has the freezing weather done to your plants? I know this much for sure – some are dead, some are fine and some will survive only after you cut them back and allow them to regrow from the roots. What I can’t say for sure is what plants will be reborn in the spring and what plants will be compost.
• Lake Tapps Elementary will host PlayJude Drama, a Friday afternoon drama program for students 6 to 11 years old, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Friday through Feb. 13. The final performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Judy Kurtz will direct the musical, "Three of a Kind." – which adds up to bears. The story involves the hilarious search for Baby Bear while each of the cast members listens carefully to come to his rescue. PlayJude Drama will also present "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Feb. 27 through April 3. The cost to enroll is $60. For information, call 253-569-1112.
When Lake Tapps resident Gary Morris needs to refuel his car, he goes no further than his own property.
• Officers responded to a call of an attempted suicide at 6 a.m. Jan. 1. Officers came to the residence in the 18700 block of Bonney Lake Boulevard and found a 26-year-old man on the floor in the kitchen. The man had cut his wrist with a kitchen knife. The man’s father said his son had been drinking and became depressed. The man had proposed to his girlfriend the night before and she did not give him the answer he hoped for. East Pierce Fire and Rescue emergency personnel took the man to Good Samaritan Hospital.
The Courier-Herald is sponsoring a debate on the change of government proposition at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Bonney Lake High School commons.