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Firefighter drive fills the engine

As part of its annual Toys for Tots toy drive, the Snoqualmie Fire Fighters’ Association is hosting its first-ever “Fill the Engine” Toy Drive event

Toys are abeing accepted at the Snoqualmie Fire Station lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, through Dec. 22. The fire station is located at 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway.

For more information on the Snoqualmie drive, e-mail to fighter Jesse Curlee at For more information about the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, visit

Pflug named

caucus vice chair

State Sen. Cheryl Pflug, who represents the Valley as part of the 5th District, was last week elected by fellow Republicans as caucus vice chairwoman.

As vice chair, Pflug will preside over caucus meetings in the chair’s absence and act as liaison between ranking members on Senate committees and caucus leadership.

“My aim is to work in a collaborative way to reform state government and more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of our citizens,” she said.

The senate met earlier this month in Olympia for committee meetings and prefiling of bills. The legislative session officially begins Jan. 12, 2009.

Pflug can be reached by e-mail at, or at (3600 786-7608. Citizens may also leave a message for the senator, toll-free, at 1 (800) 562-6000.

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