Letter: The Paperclip House

Fathers Day, 2012

I’ve a house-shaped paperclip holder on my desk. Turn it upside down and shake it and those funny bent wires that hold things together don’t quite escape the chimney at the top since there’s a magnet there that keeps them intact and close at hand.

On this 22nd day of April, the Swedish – my heritage – word for paper clip is “gem” a most appropriate description of my wife whose birthday is today.

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Letter: Shopping Carts Over Saving Lives

The top priority of the Lakewood Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) is to “develop a shopping cart ordinance.”

That was the consensus by the Lakewood City Council at its meeting this past March 17 (click here, then again on April 7 and scroll to p.008) in an effort to provide direction for the PSAC which has been struggling lately in that regard.

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Tillicum Elementary Students Help Girl Scouts Build a Library


By Bettye Craft

The five members of Girl Scout Troop 40332 will be graduating this year and as their final community service project they decided to partner with the African Library Project. The Troop will be collecting 1000 books and $500 that will be used to furnish a library in Chawe Primary School in Malawi.

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