By Woody and Judy Woods
The first of March is gone, and now this weekend is the beginning of Day Light Savings Time! It is going to be spring soon! Where is the time going?
The only things that seem to be able to keep up are the weeds. They are doing great! So we are going to be looking for some help soon. What we will be asking is for you to adopt one flowerbed in town that you feel that you can care for. That’s it! Just one extra flowerbed, plus yours. I like to call it the “One Plus One Program.” If we all are able to participate, wouldn’t this be a pretty town?
You still have time to think about it but there is a real need, as I am sure you know. Call us at (360) 793-1363 so we can connect your name to whatever flowerbed you want. To show you how successful a program like this can be, we now have 14 miles of streets in this town being kept clean by volunteers. We just have one mile left to go.
A great big “thank you” has been issued to everyone who supported the Maintenance Levy for the Sultan School District. Good for all of us! One of the benefits is that tuition-free all day kindergarten is available to everyone again next year.
Sultan Elementary School received a 2012 School Distinction Recognition for the second consecutive year! SES was recognized in 2011 and again in 2012 as a top school in Washington State for outstanding improvement in student achievement. Only the top five percent of schools in Washington earn this award. The recognition is determined by student success in reading and math over the last five years. Congratulations to the Sultan Elementary School for this fine recognition.
This next one is just as small but, to me, an important warning. When a person has a life-long illness they should keep with them the description of the illness, as well as a list of their prescribed medication for it, including the strength and how many times a day they take it. Also, carry the name and phone number of the prescribing physician. This way, if you become incapacitated, that list in your wallet or pocketbook is available with no waste of time. Also, there is less chance of a mistake because you forgot one of the medications you take.
Bless her heart; Katheryne from Galaxy Chocolates is holding another dessert auction to benefit the Sky Valley Senior Center. It will be held on April 19. So dig out those dessert recipes, dust the flour off and have fun! She said that she needs the name of your creation before you leave it with her.
Today, we found out that the boat launch ramp down at the river does not belong to Sultan. It belongs to the Fish and Wild Life Department. They do mow the grass and move the gravel around to fill some of the holes in the driveway, but they have nothing to do with the ramp. It was suggested that any interested person should call (425) 775-1311, to discuss the care and use of the ramp.
Barb Kalinoski is celebrating; she sold one of her paintings at Grow Washington in Everett. Good for her! If you don’t know, Barbara is a very good artist and we are proud to have her in this valley.
The Friends of the Library are looking for help. They hold periodic book and bake sales with the proceeds going to scholarships for our students. They need help for the sale and for setting it up so your appearance would sure be appreciated.
The Fish and Wildlife Department meet with city officials here in Sultan to discuss the continued operation and development of our parks and trails. They also do a lot of planning, so if you are interested in the continued operation of our parks and trail system, plan on attending their next meeting. Meetings are on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Sultan City Hall.
It has been decided to not have monthly Block Watch meetings unless something comes up that we feel needs immediate community attention. The idea was that we end up repeating ourselves and doing the same activities so much that people were losing interest.