January 31, 2009

NEIGHBORHOOD DISASTER PREPARATION COURSE OFFERED THIS WEEK

Map Your Neighborhood Train-the-Trainer Course Offered This Week

February 3, 2009

In a disaster, your most immediate source of help is the neighbors living around you.
Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.
It is offered through your local county or city Emergency Management Office.

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
Learn the 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster.
Identify the skills and equipment inventory each neighbor has that are useful in an effective disaster response.
Create a Neighborhood map identifying locations of natural gas and propane tanks and identifying those neighbors with specific needs.
Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood after a disaster and take the necessary actions.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Start a neighborhood group by attending a 2hour MYN TraintheTrainer session, which provides you with important information on how to effectively facilitate a neighborhood meeting, details the 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster, and answers any questions or concerns you may have.
Once trained, you may order the MYN Program materials through your local county or city Emergency Management Office. These materials include the MYN Neighborhood Handout Shingle, a Discussion Guide, CD and DVD, which contains several forms, resources and information.
After facilitating a MYN team, fill out the MYN Postcard and send it to your county or city Emergency Management Office. This will allow them to track the number of teams and evaluate the program.

Map Your Neighborhood Train-the-Trainer
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 ~ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Thurston County Emergency Management, 2703 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia
For more information visit our website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em
Or contact Vivian Eason 3607865243 or email easonv@co.thurston.wa.us


January 30, 2009

YELM GETS NICE SIZED JOLT THIS MORNING!

Your Yelm Community Blog host was busy preparing today’s entries when a nice jolt of an earthquake rumbled through Puget Sound registering a preliminary 4.6, centered near the Kingston Ferry, 16 miles NW of Seattle, according to the USGS National Earthquake Center.


January 30, 2009

SUPPORT OUR LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES: REZILIENCE BRAND OF RESVERITROL

“Quantum Health Labs, Inc. dba Rezilience.
is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality Resveratrol manufactured in a climate controlled, oxygen-free and nitrogen rich environment by Capsugel a division of Pfizer.

Buy Rezilience Resveratrol
PRICE: $34.95
30 liquid filled capsules 100mg per capsule.

Rezilience is encapsulated in air tight liquid-filled capsules that are dark green (chlorophyll) much like a bottle of wine, and sealed in air tight blister packs. Red wines globally offer from about .30mg to 1.07mg of resveratrol in a 5oz glass. If you do the math you can see that one 100mg capsule of Rezilience can equal from 93 to 333 glasses of wine with out the side effects of alcohol, calories or preservatives.

As Seen on CBS News 60 Minutes. January 25, 2009. VIEW THE ARTICLE

what is resveratrol?

Resveratrol is produced naturally by several plants as a defense when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungal infection brought on by environmental stresses.

Our beautiful human bodies are subject to the same onslaught brought on by the food we eat and the environment we live in. Resveratrol has been found in a variety of plants and foods such as the skin of red grapes, red wine, blue berries, peanuts and Japanese Knotweed. Up until this point, red wine has been one of the best sources of resveratrol and has been herald for millenniums for its health benefits. Science is looking intently at what is called the “French Paradox” which refers to the observation that the French who consume a great deal of red wine suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease despite having a diet rich in saturated fats. (Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.)

Studies have shown that Resveratrol has shown several health benefits such as anti-cancer, antiviral, antioxidant that protect cells from free radical damage, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging to name a few. Resveratrol’s neuroprotectiveness is attributed to its ability to affect amyloid plaque in brain tissue that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol has been effective against heart disease, type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance and shown to promote mitochondria activation which is the “power plant” of our cells.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease,” quoting Rezilience.net.


January 29, 2009

GUEST ENTRY: RICHMOND WAYNE HARRIS ON BETTER ANIMAL FACILITIES

“I’m just a reader but I wonder if we here in Yelm can get some land allocated for a better facility than what we have currently.
Maybe we can get some land donated by the state.
But, also make it technologically more advanced than most any other state.
Starting with a great online website that helps owners understand their animals.
And, how they can live in harmony with their animals and others such as the neighbors animals are even the non-domestic animals.
Have classes set up for kids like the K-12 programs and other schools to come out and learn about dogs and cats and other animals that are around us.
I know that we can have one of the best in the nation such as a self cleaning facility that uses that waste toward
a area set up for a community gardening area where kids can come and learn horticulture make food for the people in need of that food so kids are learning as well as contributing to there community.

I could easily come up with a plan that would work if I had the help to get it going.”

Richmond Wayne Harris

The Yelm Animal Alliance has done wonders in bringing some of these issues to the forefront in the last year.

WON’T YOU LEAVE YOU COMMENTS HERE FOR MR. HARRIS?


January 28, 2009

OLYMPIA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF INCORPORATION IS TODAY!

“Olympia was incorporated Jan. 28, 1859,” quoting the Olympian.


January 28, 2009

NATURAL HEALING & HOLISTIC CARE SEMINAR THIS SATRUDAY

We invite you to Explore & Experience the Power of Natural Healing & Holistic Health Care on:
Saturday….Jan. 31st….11-4pm….

This event is sponsored by:
Acupuncture & Body-Alignment, LLC
806 Yelm Ave. E., Suite 8
Yelm, WA 98597

11:30am….. Healthy Foods:
Making them extraordinary

12:30pm….. Nutrition Response Testing:
“Removing the barriers to healing”

1:00pm…….. Thermography:
“The value of early detection”

1:15pm…….. Body-Alignment:
“How stretching & strengthening specific muscles can save your back and help you feel flexible again”

1:45pm…….. Martial Arts Demo
“A mixed martial arts presentation for all ages-renewing your energy thru movement”
2:30pm……. Energy
“Opening up the pathways for healing

Event Location:
301 Yelm Ave. W.
corner of Yelm & Edwards
@ the Lions Scout Cabin
Yelm, WA

To reserve a space for your FREE evaluations please call:
253-576-8278
Experience Prosperity & Health this New Year!!!


January 27, 2009

DREW HARVEY ALUMNI HELP RAINIER HIGH STUDENTS THIS WEEKEND

Hi everyone,

Please come to this production and support the new wave of Theater education in our community.

Thanks,

Nancy Hillman
Former Director, Yelm’s Drew Harvey Theater

DREW HARVEY ALUMNI HELP RAINIER HIGH STUDENTS

“The Rainier Players, Rainier Highs brand new drama club, presents its premiere performance, Theater High, starting on January 25, and running for two weekends.

The show is a semi-original musical, featuring songs from numerous prominent Broadway shows, including such Tony award winners as Hair, South Pacific and Wicked. The Book is an original story, based on true and fictional events culled from the experiences of the students themselves. Based on an idea by 16-yr-old Leah Burke, and scripted by a collaborative team of eight of the Rainier Players, Theater High is a delightful mixture of mischief, mayhem and mockery.

This production marks the return to our area of director Nancy Hillman, who ran the Drew Harvey Theater. She is joined in this endeavor by many Drew Harvey alumni, such as Kent Cissna on sets, Daleen Haifley as Vocal Director, Ted Fredericks, Drama Director for the school, Galen Wicks, keyboard accompanist, Jim Haifley on lights, Rae Simpson supervising costumes and props, and Mary McComb as House Manager.

An extra added treat for the young actors was the guest appearance at rehearsals of Patrick Wigren, recently graduated with a degree in theater and dance from Western Washington University, and Lucrecia Longshore accomplished member of the Yelm High School Jazzline team. Patrick contributed a Hip Hop routine to the show and Lucrecia staged a Cheerleading number.

Dates of shows: Saturday, Jan. 31 7pm evening performance

Sunday, Feb. 1 7 pm performance

Tickets are all $5 and may be purchased at the door, at the Blue Bottle in Yelm, or from any of the actors in the Rainier Players Troupe.”

More from the NVN.


January 27, 2009

RAINIER’S CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS ANNOUNCES THEIR CLASS SCHEDULE

The Center for Creative Arts was opened in November, 2008 by Rainier Artist Cari Von Sternberg.

‘I was just going to open an art studio,’ Von Sternberg said. ‘I just kind of got out of the way and it just took off.

‘I want this to serve the community in so many ways.’

Von Sternberg now has a lineup of teachers offering a variety of classes each day.

Classes include painting, yoga, stained glass, voice, writing and Tai Chi…

The Center for the Creative Arts is located at 302 Binghampton [Rainier], in the yellow building just behind Signature Service Real Estate.

CLICK HERE for a schedule of classes and registration information, call Cari at 360-458-1311, email cari@fineart9.com or go to www.FineArt9.com.


January 26, 2009

AREA GARDENER IN RUNNING TO BE WHITE HOUSE FARMER — YOU CAN VOTE!

“Who Will Be the First White House Farmer?”

“This site is a forum to follow up on Michael Pollans call for a White House Farmer. The farmer will be charged with transforming five prime south-facing acres of the White House lawn and plant[ing] in their place an organic fruit and vegetable garden whose produce will be used by the White House Chef, and given to area food banks,” quoting White House Farmer.

One of the 3 nominees from Washington State is from right here in the South Sound:
Carrie Anne Little Mother Earth Farm

“I believe that above all The White House Farmer must project a determination to see every person in the United States has access to high quality fresh food every day regardless of economic circumstances. In Pierce County, Washington, Carrie Little has lived and worked this belief for the past 16 years.”

CLICK HERE to vote for Carrie!

YOU GO, CARRIE!!!


January 26, 2009

COME WISH SCHOOLS SUPER. BURKE FAREWELL THIS THURSDAY


Outgoing Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Alan Burke

“To allow the entire community the opportunity to say farewell, an open house in honor of Burke is slated for 2:30-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the board room at the district office.

A formal presentation with a speech and award will be presented at 6 p.m.

Cake and punch will be served as the community stops by to visit with Burke.

‘Its just a chance for people to stop in,’ Bagwell [Denise Bagwell, Yelm Community Schools public relations coordinator.] said.

‘People will have an opportunity to share words, that kind of thing.’

Burkes last day as Yelm superintendent is Friday, Jan. 30.

The reception will not be the only opportunity to catch up with Burke before he leaves for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction,” quoting the January 2nd NVN.

“Succeeding Burke as Yelm schools superintedent will be Andy Wolf.

Wolf, a Yelm graduate, is currently assistant superintendent and former principal of Fort Stevens Elementary School.”

Mr. Wolf is going to need the support of all of us quoting the January 16th NVN:
“Bracing for the inevitable”
“Because of a projected $5.7 billion state budget gap, Yelm Community Schools is preparing for cuts.

Heavy cuts are expected in kindergarten through 12th-grade education, if Gov. Christine Gregoires proposed 2009-11 budget passes.

Yelm schools face at least $1 million in cuts — and thats an optimistic prediction, according to school officials.”

UPDATE
Friday, Feb. 6th in the NVN:
“Burke says goodbye, heads to OSPI
Memories and even some tears were shared at former Yelm Superintendent Alan Burkes farewell reception last week.”


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