9th Annual Wheels to Meals Bike Ride set for June 21

The 9th Annual Wheels to Meals bike ride, the signature fundraising event for the St. Leo Food Connection, will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Cyclists can choose from 10, 20, 32, 45, 56 and 75 mile routes through the Puyallup Valley and surrounding area. All rides start and end at WSU’s Puyallup Campus (7612 Pioneer Way East), which will also be the site of a Finish Line Festival including live music, food and a beer/wine/root beer float garden.

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Family Math Backpack program helps students learn math concepts

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A kindergarten through fifth-grade “Family Math Backpack” program was started recently at Custer Elementary School to help students learn difficult math concepts. Custer staff developed grade-level materials targeting particularly challenging Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math.

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Westside Story – Lakewood Struck By Meteor


OK, I admit my title, Lakewood Struck By Meteor, might be a leap to an erroneous conclusion, but what did happen? The location is the intersection of Gravelly Lake Drive SW and 112th St SW near Clover Park High School.

Does anyone know? It looks like another vehicle exceeded the 30 mph speed limit, missed the turn, jumped the curb and smacked the rock wall. I did not find any tire markings on the pavement, nor were there any tire impressions in the grass.

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Master Sergeant Nelson named Chamber’s Citizen-Airman of the Year

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TACOMA – It is the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s honor to present the 2014 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Airman of the Year Award to 446th Airlift Wing Master Sergeant Lance Nelson.

Master Sergeant Lance Nelson is a long-time loadmaster in the 729th Airlift Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis McChord-McChord Field. He is a flight leader in the squadron and manages training for his flight. He also is an employee of West Pierce Fire and Rescue as a firefighter and EMT.

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Lions Crab Feed set for April 26

Do you like to eat crab? Do you like to dance? Then plan on attending the Lakewood First Lions Club’s Crab Feed and Dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Center.

Wine, beer and pop and water are available or you can select to purchase a bottle of wine from the organization’s Wall of Wine. Music provided by the well-known Lakewood band, “The Derivatives.”

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TCC Job Fair Coming Soon

Tacoma Community College hosts its annual job fair on Thursday, April 17, 10am-2pm in the campus gymnasium (Building 20). The event offers resume workshops, job openings, and access to more than 50 employers from the Tacoma and Seattle area. The job fair is a great opportunity to learn about available jobs and network. The event is free and open to the public. Come and see who’s hiring and what these companies are looking for. Information about the job fair. List of participating employers.