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Yoga smooths out life’s bumps

Yoga smooths out life’s bumps

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Nathalie Fairbanks once struggled with feelings of claustrophobia. She also slept too much, sometimes for 14 hours. Then she started taking yoga classes, and her…

Victory for Graham fire levy confirmed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It’s official. Graham Fire and Rescue will get the taxpayer support it asked for in the general election. Results of voting that ended Nov. 4…

Students on academic launching pad

Students on academic launching pad

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch In a field behind Eatonville Middle School, a group of students were shooting model rockets into the air. Another group in a classroom inside were…

Heart issue claims driver in lake

A Tacoma man whose car plunged into Alder Lake Tuesday died as a result of a fatal heart problem. The Pierce County medical examiner identified the man as Kenneth Johnson…

County Council meets at sheriff precinct

The new Parkland-Spanaway precinct of the Pierce County Sheriff Department will be the scene of a County Council meeting Dec. 9. The council annually holds at least one of its…

It was like 2006 all over again

It was like 2006 all over again

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mother Nature gave Mount Rainier National Park a drenching dose of deja vu last week. The park was closed to the public at the Nisqually…

Christmas Parade in Eatonville Saturday

Eatonville’s annual Christmas Parade will roll through town Dec. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. Accompanying festivities will include a tree-lighting at 4:30, caroling and visits with Santa Claus from 4…

208 Garfield a most pleasant surprise

208 Garfield a most pleasant surprise

LET’S EAT By Carolyn Augustine In the east wing of the Bookstore on Garfield in Parkland is a restaurant serving some of the best food I have ever had in…

Cops, roads get budget attention

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County’s new budget includes funding for law enforcement and transportation specific to the south county area. The County Council approved the 2015 spending plan…

Gift drive helping kids and families

Children are enrolled in low-income learning and assistance program Two Eatonville business owners are organizing a gift drive for children of underprivileged families. Your help is needed to help make…