The View 38002 March 2015

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper March 2015 theview theview WINTER WONDERLAND Upcoming March Events (visit for full community calendar) 27 Early Voting begins at Lakeland Elementary for Referendum Vote Regarding the P r o p o s e d Lakeland Prep School Bond. 28 Relay38002 pr e s e nts the “Way Back When” Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society. Photo by Fannie Eavenson For the second year in a row, March came in like a lion to 38002. But after an icy, sleety February, area residents were finally treated to several inches of snow. Photographer Fannie Eavenson of Arlington captured the stillness and beauty of Arlington’s Historic Depot Square, looking east on Walker Street. Date Set for City of Lakeland Special Election Bond Issue Referendum to be Held April 16 By Terry Louderback At a special called meeting on February 19, and after a call in to the election commission to clarify some of the requirements surrounding early voting, the Lakeland Board approved a resolution requesting that the date for the election be set for April 16. Lakeland voters will be asked to “Vote Yes” or “Vote No” to allow the City of Lakeland to issue up to $50,000,000 in general obligation school bonds to finance the con- struction of the proposed Lakeland Prep 6-12 Middle/High School. While voting on election day will occur at regular polling places, the BOC selected Lakeland Elementary as the site for early voting, in part to encourage participation from parents of school aged-children, according to Lakeland Mayor Wyatt Bunker. Early voting will be held from March 27 through April 11th, Monday through Saturday, , from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, with the exception of Good Friday. There will not be any early voting at the downtown Memphis location. At Lakeland Elementary School, all voters will enter the driveway just east of the school building (to the right when facing the school) leading to the faculty/staff parking lot. Directional signs will be posted and visible from all sides of Oak Seed Lane. The 35 parking spaces closest to the gymnasium will be blocked off and reserved for voters during the school day. During the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (student arrival) and 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (student dismissal), school personnel will assist with directing traffic and ensuring a smooth voting experience. The deadline to register to vote in the special election is March 18. For more information or to see a sample ballot, visit Inside this edition... Happenings — p 2 Senior Notes— p 2 School News — starts on p 6 Views from 38002 Photo Page — pp 11 & 12