MARCH 17, 1997

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Obituary: James Reed Lamson

   Private memorial services have been held for James Lamson, 65, of Snohomish. Mr. Lamson is survived by his sons, James Lamson of Snohomish, and Greg Schoening of Bothell; daughter, Lori Ann Holm of Silverdale; stepsons Scott Boyd of Bothell and Pete Boyd of Snohomish; mother Helia Lamson, Woodinville; sisters Norma Murphy, Woodinville, and Lorraine Sherman, Seattle.

Metro introduces Commuter Bonus Plan

   King County Metro Transit has developed Commuter Bonus Plus, partnering with retailers in the region to offer vouchers that can be redeemed for goods and services that support alternative commute modes. Carpoolers can get car care at Firestone, gas at BP outlets, and car washes at Brown Bear Car Wash. Bicycle commuters and walkers can use the vouchers for bike accessories or shoes at REI stores or through catalogues. Vouchers can also go toward memberships in the YMCA and AAA Washington.

Lane closure set for Mill Creek area

   A single lane will be closed to through traffic on 35th Avenue SE between 164th Street SE and 157th Street SE, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through April 18. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. A contractor will be making right-of-way improvements for a plat development. Call 388-3385 for construction information; 388-6408 about traffic.

Block Watch information available

   Residents interested in forming a block watch can call Marie Stake at Woodinville City Hall, 489-2700.

Sports' facility grant applications

   The King County Parks and Recreation Department currently has funds for partnership projects that provide recreational opportunities for youth under the age of 21. The department will be accepting applications until May 30. Call 296-4566.

Free citizen's directory

   The updated edition of the 1997 They Represent You: A Citizen's Directory of Elected Officials (TRY) is now available to the public. To receive a free copy of the publication, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Seattle League office, 1402 18th Ave., Seattle. For larger quantities of the directory, stop by the League office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. TRY is also available on the World Wide Web at http://www.scn.org./civic/lwvseattle/.