4th Annual AUSA ‘Salute to the Troops’ kicks off


“And the winner of the first pie eating contest, is City Councilman Tom Swanson,” said Eric Kantor, the Captain Meriwether Lewis (JBLM) Puyallup-Sumner Subchapter President, during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops.  The pie eating contest was one of many fun-filled activities included in the event, which took place in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park on August 14th.

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Girls’ volleyball league offered

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Puyallup and Spanaway-Parkland communities will be held on September 13th at Puyallup High School from 8:30am-12:15 pm and again on Sept. 20th at Franklin Pierce High School from 8:30 am-12:15 pm. League play is offered for girls in 3rd-9th grades in both the elementary and junior high divisions. Cost is $45 if registered before September 13th or $50 afterwards and includes a t-shirt, an instructional clinic, and seven matches.

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Lisa and Faith Memorial Run/Walk set for Aug. 16

On May 27, 2011, Lise Marie Palmer and her unborn baby, Faith, went for a run while on a family vacation. They were tragically hit by a car and killed instantly. In honor of Lise and Faith, the 4th annual Lise and Faith Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 16 at Hertiage Park Recreation Center in Puyallup.The 2014 beneficiary is Cora Cordi, a nurse at Puyallup’s Good Sam Hospital. The event will be at Heritage Park Recreation Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014. More information can be had by downloading this brochure.

Pierce College honors former students in Distinguished Alumni event


LAKEWOOD – In honor of their personal and professional achievements, four Pierce College alumni will be recognized April 17 during the annual Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College has had on its students as well as the greater community.

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Puyallup Herald: McDonald plans to run for Congress in 10th District

From the Puyallup Herald: “Joyce McDonald emigrated from Scotland with her husband, Gary, in 1973. Now that she’s been a United States citizen for most of her life, the 61-year-old Pierce County Council member says she’s proud to be an American.” Read the rest of the Question and Answer interview with the 10th Congressional candidate at the Puyallup Herald website.