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Thinking About Breast Cancer this Month...

       by Dixie A. Walter: I lost my sister, Dona, from breast cancer. She died over 30 years ago just a few weeks after her 35th birthday. She left a four-year-old son and a darling little girl who was just a  toddler.
      Just recently we found out one of Bob's older sisters has been diagnosed with breast cancer and so has one of her daughters.
      Breast cancer impacts so many lives and we are currently back in the impact stage once more. One in eight (8) women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, the survival rate continues grow. However, as I type this there are women of various races getting a breast cancer diagnosis that will change their lives, and the lives of their loved ones forever. And as you read there are more women getting that dreaded news.

EHS Homecoming 2017
Cruisers Beat River Ridge 33-24
See Video of New Coach Gavin Kralik

Homecoming Royal Court


    October 8, 2017: EHS 2017 Homecoming Court in no particular order. Freshmen: Princes: Dylan Corey, CJ Caeton - Princesses: Haley Lay, Jillian Ruiz; Sophomores - Princes: Ben Hasenbalg, Aaron Schmidt, Princesses: Missy Taylor, Emiley Frey; Juniors - Princes: Robert Donelan, Easton Lay, Princesses:: Kaitlyn Rath, Chloe Sawyer; Seniors - Princes: King Dawson Wilcox, Gage Olson, Trevor Parke, Nic Vancour, Tucker Poil - Princesses: Queen Samantha Nunley, Sierra Burke, Abby Rodewald, Petra Cole, Katie Kondra


 Queen Samantha is congratulated by one of her many friends. (photos by Bob Walter)


Be Kind:

Meet Gizmo, Pet of the Week, a Two-Year-Old Tabby Cat, Who is FIV + and Needing a Loving Indoor Home with No Other Cats...

See More about Gizmo, his Story and Photo Here


Preliminary Council Agenda  Monday, October 9, 2017
 Library Presentation
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindguist on Offender Program and Elder Abuse
Airport Discussion
See Agenda Here

Late Addition - Budget Study Session at 6:30 p.m.



School Board Invites Everyone to Learn about Funding...

     The Eatonville School Board of Directors would like to invite you to an informational work-study about The McCleary Legislation and how the latest legislative session impacts the Eatonville School District.
     Cal Brodie from ESD113 will be leading this discussion. The session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and will be held in the Eatonville High School Library, (South Hall) 302 Mashell Ave. N., Eatonville
    Community and Staff are Encouraged to Attend.

     (Publisher's Note: This is a complicated, but a very important issue,.Has Legislature solved McCleary? Not so fast | The Seattle Times

Autumn Message from Superintendent Bahr

"Dear Eatonville School District"

 Students Get Back to Nature

Focus on Outside Environmental Education
Join Us In The Morning November 8 At The Farm!

See More Here

Soccer Team Steps Up

     September 2017: The members of the Eatonville High School girls' soccer team pose for a photo by Don Johnstone, a board member of the South Pierce County Historical Society and author of books on the history of the area. The day was Saturday, September 9, after they had worked for over two hours pruning, trimming, weeding, and generally beautifying Mill Pond Park, including the Stage Stop Museum grounds at the west end.
    This was just one of the many volunteer projects undertaken around town on the 2017, 9-11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The volunteer effort was capably coordinated by Emmy Lay. A free spaghetti and salad lunch was provided for the hungry workers at the Eatonville United Methodist Church after the morning's work projects were completed. (photo and story by Bob Walter).


"Landings at Mt. Rainier, LLC"
Begins Saving the Airport

                                                                                                                                                                           (photo by Bob Walter)

      The first two homes in the 21-home Aviator Heights residential development next to Swanson Field are taking shape, with an open house planned for the first one before the end of October.

        by Bob Walter
       September 25, 2017

     Eatonville's Swanson Field (aka Eatonville Airport) is in the news again. At the September 11, 2017 town council meeting, Byron Adams, of the Ashford-based  corporation, Landings at Mt. Rainier, L.L.C., read a press release announcing new ownership of the airport runway.

     Learn More Here

 Mount Rainier News:

Park Valor Memorial Dedicated August 25, 2017
Memorial Honors the Employees and Volunteer who
 Lost Their Lives While Saving Others
See Story and Photos Here

 Another Van Eaton Doctor in Progress
He will Join Uncle Dr. Tom Van Eaton and
 Cousin Dr. Gloria Van Eaton Lowe in
 the Healing Profession...

                                                                                                                                                                       (courtesy photo)

     August 2017: The Van Eaton' gathered for the impressive White Coat Ceremony in Kansas as  celebration of his acceptance into medical school - Left to right - Grandparents Edwinna and Pat, John Christian, dad Jim, mom Holly and sister Tiffany at the University of Kansas City School of Medicine and Bioscience. John graduated from Montana State University with honors and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in US Army. He then received a full scholarship to attend UKC med school. 

Dozens of Crescent Suns, Shadowed
by Moon, Decorate Driveway During August 21, 2017 Eclipse...

     Strange illusions from the eclipse, with help from trees, the openings between the branches acting as lenses, created crescents on the ground. This is in our driveway. (photo by Bob Walter)

 Eatonville Night Out on Antonie Avenue...


     Story and Photo by Bob Walter

     Eatonville’s neighborhoods partied down Tuesday evening August 1st for National Night Out! There were seven block parties, some taking place right in the street with barricades supplied by EPD.

    This is a chance not only to get to know your neighbors and have a party, but also to build a stronger relationship between residents and their public safety officials, in an effort to deter local crime. Eatonville’s finest did it one better, bringing the whole department out, along with the mayor, the town administrator, and the district’s fire chief.

    They talked about their vehicles and equipment, the crime prevention emphasis of each individual officer, and what to do if you spot potential trouble in your neighborhood. Then they asked the block partiers what issues they were concerned about.

    Also accompanying the officials on their visits was Emmy Lay, 2017 coordinator of Eatonville’s 9-11 Day of Service. This year’s volunteer-driven community event, held in honor of the first responders to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, will be held the morning of Saturday, September 9, at 9:00 am, beginning with a flag-raising ceremony at the high school.

   Here, on their seventh and last stop on the south end of Antonie Avenue, Chief Brian Witt chats with residents.

See More Stories and Photos Here


Celebrating Two 90th Birthdays on Same Weekend...
See Photos & Stories Here



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