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• The Lower Snoqualmie Valley School District 407 has taken steps to correct health insurance overpayments despite rejection of a tentative contract by classified employees. The Public School Employees of the Lower Valley district have worked without a contract since the old pact expired on Aug. 31, 1982. A tentative agreement reached by union negotiators and district officials was rejected by the union membership on March 14.
Every parent’s worst nightmare is hearing that something is wrong with their child.
A scholarship fund to benefit Valley students has been created in memory of Ryan K. Meehan, a 23-year-old Ravensdale resident, formerly of Fall City, who died Thursday, March 20, in a car accident near Maple Valley. The Ryan Meehan Memorial Scholarship Fund can be used toward the Wyoming Technical Institute’s upholstery program. Meehan attended the institute. To find out more about the scholarship, contact Dale Eslinger at (307) 742-8438. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the WTI Foundation, c/o Dale Eslinger, Ryan Meehan Scholarship, P.O. Box 1410, Laramie, WY 83073.
• Nim’s Island, PG, 10 a.m. Mommy Matinee.
Swimmers of all ages can dive into lessons on pool safety, during April Pool’s Day, Saturday, April 19, at the Si View Metro Parks pool, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive in North Bend.
Mount Si graduate Kathryn McFarland explores college life in Switzerland
Geneve Schultz, 81, died on Sunday, March 23, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.
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• Two juveniles have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with two armed robberies of a Snoqualmie service station this winter. The Snoqualmie Police Department announced last week that the cases are being filed with the King County Prosecutor’s office for possible charges. The robberies of the Town Pump (now Snoqualmie Exxon) early Christmas morning and again on Jan. 29 involved a lone masked gunman who threatened a female employee. Both times, the robber fled on foot.
• On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of playing April Fool’s jokes. In keeping with the fun in 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees.
Valley residents and friends of former Tolt High School teacher and coach Larry Lydon are invited to help celebrate his 90th birthday with a party in Vancouver, Wash.
Chief Kanim Middle School released its list of “Honor Society” students for the fall semester. To rank in the group, students needed to have achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or better. A student with an asterisk next to his or her name achieved a 4.0 grade point average — straight As.
Shari Wilson, who works at Jeff Warren’s State Farm Insurance agency in Snoqualmie, is delighted to announce the birth of her first grandchild, Carmen Anderson, born to Zach, pictured, and Claire Anderson, who live in the midwestern United States. Carmen was born Feb. 21 and weighed four pounds, eight ounces. She was born six weeks early following a car accident in which her mother, Claire, was seriously injured. The entire family is thankful that both Claire and Carmen’s lives were saved.
North Bend is forming the North Bend Parks Foundation, a non-profit corporation to raise money for parks projects.
• Open mic at Isadora’s Books and Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, from 7 to 10 p.m. Now serving wine and beer. Call (425) 888-1345 for information.