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Kent women can have an evening of girls-only fun at the third annual Wine, Women, WOW event, set for 6-9 p.m. May 23 at Green River Community College at Kent Station.

  • May 8, 2008
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Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

K-M career day shows students possibilities

What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • May 8, 2008
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Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

Contest focuses on teens

The King County Women’s Program and Domestic Violence Council have announced a contest for local teens to produce a video public-service announcement to call attention to teen-dating violence.

  • May 7, 2008
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Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)

Kent youths bring help to the needy in San Francisco

Mid-winter break is usually a time for relaxing. But for 10 students in Kent United Methodist Church’s youth group, the February vacation meant anything but relaxing, as they spent the week serving hundreds of meals a day, teaching preschoolers and connecting with people from different cultures.

  • May 7, 2008
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Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)
Jan Banister

Lunch and fashion

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  • May 7, 2008
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Jan Banister
Shannon D. Hill

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Shannon D. Hill
MOMS Club president Donna Ellis

Resources for stay-at-home moms

• MOMS Club of Kent: Social organization for moms. Activities include playgroup, book club, mom’s night out and more. Prospective members can call 206-225-4018, visit www.momsclubofkentwa.org or e-mail membershipvp@momsclubofkentwa.org.

  • May 7, 2008
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MOMS Club president Donna Ellis
MOMS Club member Carson Sanderson pushes children on a merry-go-round during a gathering April 23 at the Service Club Ballfields in Kent.

Local club offers moms partnership, friendship

For many women, leaving the working world to raise a child can be a lonely, isolating choice.

  • May 7, 2008
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MOMS Club member Carson Sanderson pushes children on a merry-go-round during a gathering April 23 at the Service Club Ballfields in Kent.
EvergreenBank had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 1 for its newest branch at 20038 68th Ave. South (West Valley Highway).  Left to right are branch Manager Lee Anderson

A new bank for Kent

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  • May 7, 2008
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EvergreenBank had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 1 for its newest branch at 20038 68th Ave. South (West Valley Highway).  Left to right are branch Manager Lee Anderson

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Memorial service set for O’Brien

  • May 7, 2008
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Kentridge High School student Briana Wong was recently named a Ron Brown Scholar

Student finds global perspective has its rewards

The day Kentridge High School student Briana Wong, 17, received her acceptance letter from the Columbia University was bittersweet.

  • May 7, 2008
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Kentridge High School student Briana Wong was recently named a Ron Brown Scholar

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles

A citizen’s call led police to a man reportedly trying to break into vehicles at about 9:45 a.m. April 13 at a store parking lot in the 24000 block of Pacific Highway South.

Bob O’Brien

O’Brien dies in cancer fight

Kent City Councilman Bob O’Brien, in his third year on the Council, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.

Bob O’Brien

Residents are invited to a grand opening ceremony for the city of Kent’s new boat launch

Residents are invited to a grand opening ceremony for the city of Kent’s new boat launch at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Lake Meridian Park.

  • May 3, 2008
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MultiCare Garage Sale fundraiser: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3

• MultiCare Garage Sale fundraiser: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Kent. MultiCare parking lot, 222 State Ave. N, Kent.

  • May 2, 2008
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Cancer survivor Myrtle Davidson rides in a sidecar as a guest of honor during the opening ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life of Kent. Her driver is Randy Dahl

Relay for Life a time to fight back

trying to break into vehicles. “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so for one night neither do we.”

  • May 2, 2008
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Cancer survivor Myrtle Davidson rides in a sidecar as a guest of honor during the opening ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life of Kent. Her driver is Randy Dahl
Julie Pulliam is the woman behind the city council. She’s the administrative assistant to the City Council and the economic development director.

This city worker enjoys stirring multiple pots

Few people know as much about the operations of Kent city government as Julie Pulliam.

Julie Pulliam is the woman behind the city council. She’s the administrative assistant to the City Council and the economic development director.
Sister Janet Benish rocks an infant to sleep while volunteering Wednesday at Kent’s Pediatric Interim Care Center

Volunteer lauded for selfless work

Even a lifetime of service can sometimes go overlooked, but on Monday, Kent resident Sister Janet Benish’s unselfish life was recognized statewide.

  • May 2, 2008
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Sister Janet Benish rocks an infant to sleep while volunteering Wednesday at Kent’s Pediatric Interim Care Center
Roseann Mills was awarded for her “sustained exemplary performance” in her 911 dispatch job at Valley Com in Kent. The award came as part of a celebration of National Telecommunicators Week

Dispatchers often unsung heroes – but not this month

A vital link in the often life-saving process of a 911 call often goes overlooked.

  • May 1, 2008
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Roseann Mills was awarded for her “sustained exemplary performance” in her 911 dispatch job at Valley Com in Kent. The award came as part of a celebration of National Telecommunicators Week
Kent Schools Superintendent Barbara Grohe

Kent students learn the ins and outs of job interviews

If you can impress the Kent School District superintendent, you’ll probably be better prepared to impress your future employer.

  • May 1, 2008
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Kent Schools Superintendent Barbara Grohe