Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998

Front Page

Briefs

Thompson to take helm

   Jim Thompson, Bothell's new city manager, will begin work January 4. Thompson, Bullhead City, Arizona's former manager, was chosen by the City Council last November as the new top administrator.
   Government work is in Thompson's blood. His father was a police officer, his mother a nurse. He says it's a chance to have "a positive impact, to help the community, to help people. And to me, that's appealing," he said.

Help prevent child abuse before it starts

   Eastside Healthy Start Parent Mentor Program needs volunteers to mentor young parents. Volunteers must be 21 years of age and commit 4-6 hours a month for a minimum of one year. No special skills are required. The best qualifications are compassion and a desire to help make young families successful. A 16-hour comprehensive training program is scheduled for Jan. 19, 20, and 26. For more information, please call Drew McKibben or Theresa Strutynski at 425-895-9813, ext. 184.

Christmas tree disposal

   Bring your Christmas tree to Classic Nursery, 12526 Avondale Road NE, Redmond, and your $3 donation will be given to Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County.

Correction

   Lisa Stanislawski's name was regretfully misspelled in last week's paper.

Players needed

   The Elite Girls basketball teams are looking for players. Girls in grades 4 through 8 are eligible. Please call Bill Newton at 425-259-7282.