20 students suspended after food fight at Stanwood High School – HeraldNet

foodfightTwenty students at Stanwood High School were suspended after a food fight during lunch on Wednesday.

Students and staff were hurt during the food fight and “involved students have received consequences for their participation,” according to a statement from the Stanwood-Camano School District.

At least two people opted to go home after the food fight because they were hurt, said Maurene Stanton, executive director of human resources for the district. It does not appear that the injuries were serious.The district declined to specify how long the 20 students have been suspended for, but did confirm that the length is equal for every person involved. During their suspensions, students also are banned from sports and other extracurricular activities.

via 20 students suspended after food fight at Stanwood High School | HeraldNet.com – Local news.

Mary E. Trimble Book Review: Hawkins Lane

by Mary E. Trimble

When Ned Hawkins meets Erica Romano, they’re in the heavily forested North Cascade mountains. Ned spends a lot of his time in the woods, alone, as far away as he can get from the town of McKenzie Crossing. The townspeople make him feel trapped, unwanted, lumping him with his rough, hard-drinking relatives and his father, in prison serving a sentence for murder. Ned won’t have anything to do with his father, uncles, not even his brother, but nevertheless he’s still associated with the Hawkins clan.

Ned finds Erica Romano fly fishing with the expertise of someone who is used to handling herself in the woods. She’s happiest on horseback, fishing, or hiking in the great outdoors.

As Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht surges forward in time, Ned, Erica and their daughter Bonnie are a family happily living the lives of forest rangers. Their world crashes when Ned’s father is released from prison. It goes into further decline when a tragic accident affects all their lives. The family learns the truth about themselves as the result of these incidences and struggles for the strength to cope.

via Book Review: Hawkins Lane | Mary E. Trimble.

Heidi Hiatt: Help Nepal

From Heidi Hiatt:

By now the whole world has heard about the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal. Powerful aftershocks are still shaking the region. The power’s out, many historic buildings have collapsed, many people are in shock, and there is death everywhere. It is mostly the dead who are being pulled from the rubble, but pray that those buried alive would be rescued in time. Food, water, health, sanitation, and homelessness will now become critical issues. Public safety personnel and medical teams are being stretched to their limits.

We can all help. Every one of us can pray for the survivors even if we can’t afford to give. If you have been blessed with the ability to give, here are some organizations that have already hit the ground running (with excerpts from their websites).

via Help Nepal | Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie.

Police Blotter: Your Weekly Feast of Bad Behavior

police_barney.1From Your Stanwood Police Department:

On 4-18-15, several items outside a business in the 27000 block of 90th AV NW were vandalized.

On 4-19-15, a 27 year old Stanwood man was arrested for Assault 4 DV and Violation of a Court Order DV in the 28200 block of 68th Av NW. He was court ordered to stay away from his sister and was involved in an altercation with her.

On 4-19-15, a vehicle parked in the 9900 block of 272nd PL NW was damaged by an apparent hit and run driver.

On 4-19-15, a dog bit a small child in the 27100 block of 103rd Dr NW.

On 4-20-15, a citizen in the 28300 block of 72nd DR NW reported fraud; several accounts had been opened up in her name.

On 4-20-15, a resident of the 27500 block of 72nd Av NW reported her ex continually violates a court order by contacting her via texts and phone. Investigation continues.

On 4-21-15, three vehicles collided in the 9200 block of SR 532; the trailing vehicle was unable to stop in time.

On 4-21-15, a vehicle was prowled a week earlier while parked in the 7500 block of 267th St NW and a wallet was taken.

On 4-21-15, several windows were damaged on school property in the 7400 block of 272nd St NW.

Meet Anna Knight, Mystic and Healer

Ann with mic2by Norman W Wilson, PhD
Photo by Suzanne V Wilson

We met Anna five or six years ago. We have experienced her wonderful Reiki healing, her fabulous knowledge of healing crystals and that which is Esoteric. Here are her answers to my questions:

What is your educational background?

My spiritual journey began in 1993 when I was introduced to the Esoteric path. I studied and learned about various philosophies such as Alchemy, Mysticism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Kabbala, Tao Te Ching and Theosophy. Along with my studies, expansion of consciousness began through the daily practice of Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Pranayama, Yoga and Meditation. By exploring the nature of life and of existence through ancient traditions passed down from earliest times I learned the basic metaphysical principles and values for inner spiritual growth and development. Then in the spring of 1999, my husband and I relocated to WA and decided to start a family and raising my two boys became my primary focus.