60th birthday party for Lakes High Class of 1973

By Gary Turney

Members of the Lakes High School Class of 1973 are throwing themselves a 60th birthday party! This bash, at which no one can lie about their age, will be on September 26 at the Fan Club Sports Bar, starting at 5:00 pm and going until the last person leaves. The Fan Club is located at 8315 83rd Avenue in Lakewood, near Oakbrook. [Read more…]

County Parks and Recreation updates ‘Junk in Your Trunk’ event schedule


Pierce County Parks and Recreation will host two more Junk in Your Trunk community events this summer.Junk in Your Trunk is a variation of the traditional garage sale concept. Vendors use their vehicles to transport and sell items in the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot. Events will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Junk in Your Trunk events will take place on: [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

QuickBooks workshops this summer at Pierce County Libraries

Cover the basics of the software that allows you to organize finances, create invoices, track sales, trim expenses, view key financial reports and be ready at tax time. Class instructor Pam Giles, of Liquid Assets Accounting, has 25 years of accounting experience with small and large businesses. Registration required. Register online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar [Read more…]

Golf tournament to benefit St. Clare Hospital

By Scott Thompson

Come play golf and join in the fun of raising money to benefit St. Clare Hospital’s surgery department by being a part of their annual golf tournament on Monday August 3. The tournament, now in its 12th year, will be held at the Tacoma Country Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. To register your foursome or to become a corporate sponsor call the Franciscan Foundation at 253-428-8411. [Read more…]

CHI Franciscan Health Nurse Named Pierce County Nurse of the Year

NOTY, Amanda Mackey with plaque

LAKEWOOD – Amanda Mackey, a nurse at St. Clare Hospital, part of CHI Franciscan Health, has been named the 2015 Pierce County Nurse of the Year by the Pierce County Nurses Association. Mackey has been with St. Clare Hospital for 10 years and currently works in the hospital’s Orthopedic Medical Surgery Unit. She teaches St. Clare’s pre-operative Joint Replacement class and was recognized for her positive attitude, compassion, caring, leadership and willingness to mentor other nurses. [Read more…]