March 3, 2015

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8

Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour prior to retiring Saturday night.
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Town Hall Meeting on how you see Yelm's future -

Courtesy: Yelm Business Assn.

The Yelm Business Assn. (YBA) is sponsoring an
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Town Hall Meeting
on Tuesday, March 10, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Yelm Middle School Commons Area
402 West Yelm Avenue in Yelm

for a conversation about Yelm’s identity.
* How would you describe Yelm today?
* How do you envision its future?
* Who are we as a city?

The purpose of this is to engage the public to begin a conversation on our area's future.

Click here for more information.

Read more from the Nisqually Valley News.

March 2, 2015

Yelm's Klein honored by U of Miami Pres. Shalala

Photo courtesy: University of Miami (FL) Alumni Relations

Yelm Blogger Steve Klein was 1 of 2 alumni honored by University of Miami (FL) President Donna Shalala at Seattle's Columbia Tower Club January 20, 2015. Shalala has served as the University of Miami (UM) President for 14 years following her service as President Clinton's Secretary of Health and Human Services. Seattle was the 18th stop on a yearlong 21 city "Impact of U" worldwide tour to bring awareness of school achievements to UM alums, family, friends and current students. The evening also highlighted the Seattle 'Canes Alumni Assn chartered in 2011 to serve the Pacific Northwest. The event and photos were recently published in the University of Miami Alumni News.
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Klein was recognized for advancing his alma mater through 20 consecutive years of donations to the UM Alumni Assn. and utilizing his 2 Business Degrees (BBA '76, MBA 78) for the last 37 years since graduating in furthering the airline and corporate travel industries. Shalala referenced Klein's rise in management positions starting in the world headquarters of Miami-based Eastern Airlines in the late 70's and 80's, then the largest airline in the "free world." After almost a decade with Eastern, Klein was hired in 1986 by Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) to be the airline's Asst. Dir. of Sales in San Diego.

Klein was also noted for his service to UM as a student football manager and graduate assistant for the 1972-1978 seasons inclusive (working for such notable football staffs of Fran Curci, Pete Elliott, Carl Selmer and Lou Saban). He also funded a 2006 ceremony dedicating a permanent plaque in the UM Locker Room and the UM Sports Hall of Fame to honor his mentor, UM Football Equipment Manager Jimmie Hodges, followed by a letter after Hodge's death published in The University of Miami Magazine in 2009 titled, "Remembering a Mentor."

Klein retired from Ramtha's School of Enlightenment December 2015.
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Hwy 507 Young Life gears-up for 2015 -
Packed March calendar

Young Life

Yelm's Hwy 507 Young Life Chapter is located at:
The Coffey Place
311 Yelm Ave W.
across from the Yelm Middle School.

Who is Young Life for?
Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. We call our middle school program WyldLife. The initiative for college and university students is called Young Life College.

Young Life’s multicultural ministry, focused on kids in diverse cultural communities and those in economically-depressed areas, is arguably the largest of its kind in the United States. We refer to our ministry to kids with disabilities as Capernaum and to our work with teen moms as YoungLives. In a partnership with Military Community Youth Ministries, Young Life reaches military teens through a program called Club Beyond. The Small Towns initiative brings Young Life to communities of fewer than 25,000 people."
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Click here for the March 2015 events calendar.

March 1, 2015

Hazo House now open daily

From Amelia Dickson, The Olympian:
"HazoHouse, the hazardous waste collection site at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey, is now open daily from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

HazoHouse, which formerly was closed Wednesdays and Thursdays, collects unused and unwanted household and business-generated hazardous waste."
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100 reasons to Audit the Fed!

"Janet Yellen Is Freaking Out About ‘Audit The Fed’ – Here Are 100 Reasons Why She Should Be"

"Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide? During testimony before Congress on Tuesday [February 24], she made “central bank independence” sound like it was the holy grail. Even though every other government function is debated politically in this country, Yellen insists that what the Federal Reserve does is “too important” to be influenced by the American people. Does any other government agency ever dare to make that claim? But of course the Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is a private banking cartel that has far more power over our money and our economy than anyone else does. And later on in this article I am going to share with you dozens of reasons why Congress should shut it down," by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream, on February 24th, 2015.
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February 28, 2015

Ice Chips hailed for Oly relocation from Yelm

"Ice Chips Candy company co-founders Bev Vines-Haines (left) and Charlotte Clary give a quick tour of their new Olympia production site, which is four times larger than their previous Yelm location. The new, state-of-the-art boiler they're standing beside will help increase candy production in the kitchen."
Photo credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian.

From Rolf Boone, The Olympian:
"Charlotte Clary and Bev Vines-Haines, the two grandmothers behind the popular Ice Chips Candy, are moving their venture to Olympia from Yelm.


'Explosive growth,' Clary said during an interview and tour of the new facility this week, which is just off Old Highway 99 at 79th Avenue Southeast, across from Olympia Regional Airport."

"So in August they signed a lease for 21,500 square feet of space and are set to begin moving in the coming days."
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Relay for Life Kick-off TODAY in McKenna!

- From Relay for Life!
Relay for Life is! TODAY is KICK OFF! Join us at Baydo Chevrolet from 6-8 p.m. K2K Productions will deejay the night away, door prizes, games, meet local heroes, enjoy mocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. For every new to Relay guest you bring you will also earn extra tickets for door prizes!
For more information, visit

- And on March 21st:
"Team Spark and Friends are hosting a Spring Bazaar March 21st, 11-5 at The Lions Club, 301 W. Yelm Ave.

Show your support for local crafters and ENDING CANCER and stop by to see all the goodies! All prcoeeds will be donated to Relay For Life of S.E. Thurston County!

If you are interested in having a booth it is $20."

- Mark you calendars:
"The communities of Rainier, Yelm,Tenino, Grand Mound, McKenna, Rochester, and Roy are coming together with the American Cancer Society for an exciting Relay For Life event for 2015. We are participating in the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. With the support of our community we are achieving and surpassing goals set by ACS: for 2014, while raising over $45,000 we earned the prestigious Pacesetter award. 2015 promises to be even greater! Please join us! Check out our facebook page at SE Thurston Facebook.

February 27, 2015

A look back at the 1970s

"Children could walk. Outside. Alone."
Photo credit: Bernard Hoffman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

"10 things you used to do -- but now can't"
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Karla's next Homesteading Class announced

Photo courtesy: Karla's Wild Shop

From Karla's Homesteading Newsletter:

Gourmet Foods from the Wild , Sunday, March 8th, 2pm to 5pm
You will learn how to make delicious and healthy foods from Stinging Nettles and Dandelion and more. These plants will also help you to spring clean your body and boost your immune system. This is a fun outdoor/indoor class after which you will never see these plants as a nuisance again. We will also cover the medicinal value and how to prepare and preserve them for these purposes .
Don't miss this class, it's already half filled up.

Early Bird Special till February 28th, $30 plus $5 for materials; after February 28th $35 plus $5 for materials.

To make a reservation, please contact Karla:


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