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Lake Stevens Journal April 13, 2011 Page 3 YOUR] LETTERS Strong public education includes ari Dear Editor, Congratulations to the eight LSHS stu- dents chosen to receive the Snohomish County Regional Scholastic Art Awards, very nicé work girls. Keep creating art. I have a few questions. Why were no boys chosen to receive the award? Are there no boys in art classes these days? It’s very troubling to me to think boys aren't being encouraged to explore their creativity. I am a professional artist, and have pieces in private and corporate collec- tions in nine countries. My two adult sons are also profes— sional artists with very successful ca- reers. I (nor could they) ever imagine what life would have been like had we not been encouraged and supported in our artistic endeavors. Art isn’t what we “do”, it’s who we are. With all the violence and raunchiness in movies, music, games, online and elsewhere, art is a natural alternative that allows young people to express themselves. But week after week of front page articles glorifying violent contact sports that create injuries and aggres— V sion, is disturbing. How about more appreciation for, and articles about, local artists and musi— cians, science fair winners, inspirational teachers and other professionals? In this tough economy we need to be thoughtful about how our taxes are spent. Today's students should be encour- aged to do well in math, science, history and art class. Intelligence and creativity need to be the highest priority. Let’s keep our public education system strong, re» ward good teachers and students, and fund programs that will determine all of our futures. Carolyn Fox-Allen Lake Stevens 17% my or; flora/y What is Polaris? now LIVE! TRY IT. ,Your new online library catalog that guides you to a personalized library experience. Find out more: Friday, Aerit 29th SNO-ISLE ill? 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I realize most Americans, including myself, do not feel remorse for the people imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, but if they can incarcerate those prisoners after being found not guilty, what keeps them from doing the same to any of us. The Patriot Act allows federal agents to write their own search warrants. The Agents can even arrest you for telling someone that they served a search warrant on you. The federal government is trying to find . ways to infringe on our basic freedoms; it is our responsibility as informed citizens to not allow the threat of terrorism to erode our freedoms. Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, but when the government fears the people there is liberty.” Todd Welch Lake Stevens Commission volunteer opportunities JOURNAL STAFF The City of Lake Stevens is seeking ap- plicants for one vacant and one upcom- ing vacancy on the Police Civil Service Commission. Interested applicants must complete and submit an application to be considered for an interview by the Mayor. The City of Lake Stevens is a non- charter code city operating under the mayor-council plan of government. The City’s three Police Civil Service Com- mission members serve six-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the Council. Members of the Civil Service Commission serve as volunteers without compensation. . The Police Civil Service Commission holds evening meetings, as needed, on the fourth Monday of the month at 6 pm. The Commission focuses primarily upon the selection, appointment, promo- tion and employment of Police Officers (except the Police Chief) within the City Police Department. Commissioners must: be a citizen of the United States; he a resident of the City of lake Stevens for at least three years im- mediately preceding such appointment; be an elector of Snohomish County. Completed applications should be returned to: City of Lake Stevens, Attn: Steve Edin, Civil Service Chief Examiner, 1812 Main Street, PO. Box 257, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. For more information, or to receive an application, please contact Steve Edin, Civil Service Chief Examiner, at (425) 377- 3227, or Happy Hour Specials! Mon MWedfroma-G I!) 360 657 5525 1522 3rd St Marysville WA 360 365 2883 16201 St B Smokey Pt Blvd North Marysville Wa 9827 425 377 8434 515 Frontier Wllage Lane Lake Stevens Wa 98258 Give and Receive Bring in a bag of canned food from April iih — iiih to help the hungry in vour community and we’ll return the favor!