The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, January 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Columbia Bank raises $200,000 for homeless programs

Columbia Bank announced today that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive. Through generous donations from customers, employees and the community, Columbia Bank surpassed its 2016 fundraising goal of $160,000 for Warm Hearts by 30.8 percent, and exceeded the funds raised in 2015 by 32.8 percent.

“We are so proud of our employees, customers and community, who rallied together again this year to raise awareness of this growing issue, and make a real difference,” said Melanie… Read More

Joint Base Lewis-McChord late-night firing set for next week

Two units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are scheduled to conduct training with 120mm Mortars between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 12. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during the day, and evening hours, and firing will be conducted from two ranges on base.

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852.

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Local Artists of Color Invited to Apply for Portable Artwork Collection

Pierce County artists of color can submit applications now through Feb. 13 to have existing portable pieces of artwork considered for purchase and installation at People’s Community Center in Tacoma, Wash. Portable artworks include two-dimensional pieces that fall within certain eligibility guidelines. Media can include, but is not limited to: painting, drawing, works on paper, photography, printmaking, digital, collage, mosaics, fiber, mixed-media, and wall-mountable low-relief sculpture.

Applicants must be artists of color, live in Pierce County and be 18 years or older. Artists with… Read More

State Farm to hire over 250 new local workers

State Farm plans to add more than 200 new employees in Tacoma and some 50 new employees in DuPont in early 2017. The insurance company will host a career fair on Jan. 11, at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.  

Event Details:
What: State Farm Career Fair
When: Wednesday, Jan. 11: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said State Farm spokesman Brad Hilliard. “It is a new year, and this is a great time to jump into a new career.”Read More

Workshops show how to live fully with diabetes

With the start of the New Year, it’s a good time to kick off paying closer attention to our physical health. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and 25 percent of them don’t know it. At the same time, 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2013 (and may be underreported). It is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. More than 20 percent… Read More

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