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Answering the call for jury – and civic – duty

PAT JENKINS If you’ve ever served on a jury, or haven’t but would if you could, then you were the star of Pierce County’s judicial system for a week last…

Nice until the four-way stop

Just a little note to say how impressed I was to see the new sign leading into Eatonville from the Mountain Highway. It is very distinctive, and I hope it…

Where do you think money for benefits comes from?

Brent Sorensen (April 23, “Until government waste stops, let’s pay fewer taxes”) is right on, and describes government waste and taxes perfectly. Those who pay no taxes, are on entitlement…

You can be a Hunger Hero in campaign to fill empty shelves

By Ruth Ferris Hunger. There was a time when everyone reading this would immediately resonate with that word with a physical response, knowing in their bodies what that felt like.…

A cautionary tale about kindness of strangers

PAT JENKINS Hardly a month goes by in which The Dispatch doesn’t pass along to our readers the requests of charitable groups seeking financial donations. Sometimes the requests come from…

Sensible changes for school sports

As a 1960s-era alumnus of Columbia Crest and Eatonville High School living near Weyerhaeuser, surrounded by former classmates, it occurred to me many of us graduated eighth grade from all…

Eyman and followers are bankrupting state

The purpose of this letter is to call your attention to a financial tragedy unfolding now in the state of Washington. I discovered this financial event as part of research…

No to health insurance cartels, yes to Medicare

By Kathi Acosta On the surface, some of the benefits being touted by Obamacare supporters seem to be a significant improvement over current conditions. One such claim is “insurance companies…

Your clutter helps Lions help others

Eatonville Lions would like to encourage everyone starting spring cleaning to think about recycling those old eye glasses that you have tucked away into a drawer. The Lions also recycle hearing…

We can support mudslide victims

By Chris Morton Disasters capture our hearts and minds very quickly, and the mudslides in Oso is no different. As the news carries updates on the impact that the mudslide…