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• Lake Tapps Elementary will host PlayJude Drama, a Friday afternoon drama program for students 6 to 11 years old, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. The final performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Judy Kurtz will direct the musical, "Three of a Kind" – which adds up to bears. The story involves the hilarious search for Baby Bear while each of the cast members listens carefully to come to his rescue. PlayJude Drama will also present "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Feb. 27 through April 3. The cost to enroll is $60. For information, call 253-569-1112.
The Greenwood Heights development at Main Street (or 184th Street East) and Sumner-Buckley Highway will begin the first phase of building sometime in 2009, according to Bonney Lake city officials.
Residents of Bonney Lake and Sumner have the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees in a “treecycling” program.
Theresa Fremont was looking for a way to get involved in Sumner when she began volunteering with the city’s downtown association.
Thanks to food drive efforts of students from Bonney Lake and Sumner high schools, the Bonney Lake and Bread of Life food banks reaped a harvest of hospitality for the holiday season.
• Officers stopped a 29-year-old man driving a Toyota 4Runner at 11:43 p.m. Dec. 25 in the 23300 block of state Route 410 East. The man was found to have a felony warrant out for his arrest for escape from community custody in Olympia. During a search of the vehicle a syringe filled with a liquid was found. The man said it was either heroine or cocaine. The man was booked into the Pierce County jail.
Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Buckley on an inspiring journey Back to the Future – a future in which cancer no longer strikes fear in newly-diagnosed patients, when treatments are individually designed with no unpleasant side effects and when cancer is not only curable, but often prevented.
We have a growing homelessness issue on the Plateau, reported Kimberly Fish, director of Plateau Outreach Ministries, to a recent gathering of area pastors and church leaders. Kimberly’s report told me that my children have classmates who don’t have a warm, safe place to go home at night. “Home” is a tent. Or a car. And that the concern is growing as people struggle to find – or keep – jobs.
T’was the day before Christmas
Each year, the Enumclaw School District gives kindergarten through fourth-grade students the opportunity to take the qualifying assessment for placement into the Individual Achievement (IA) Program.
The Enumclaw Rotary Club recognized two area students as Students of the Month at its Thursday meeting.
• Enumclaw School Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the district office, 2929 McDougall Ave. For more information call 360-802-7100. A study session is the first Monday of each month.
Arts & Entertainment
The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009 kicks off the new year with the “Walking with Wildlife” exhibit by Buckley artist Sallie Zydek Jan. 7 through Feb. 3. An artist reception is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at City Hall.
Buckley resident James R. Ferguson, 76, died Dec. 15, 2008, in Auburn.