April 30, 2012

YELM MAN’S STORY NOTED IN WALL ST. JOURNAL –
Bruce Smith on his recent heart attack


Eatonville resident & The Mountain News Publisher Bruce Smith
Photo credit: Wall Street Journal
Copyright 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Bruce Smith’s amazing story was featured in a Wall Street Journal story titled:
“If You’re Stricken, Minutes Matter, Yet Many Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment”

“Bruce Smith was out for a walk around midnight on Feb. 26 when he felt ‘like a grenade had exploded in my chest.’

He knew he was at risk for heart problems. ‘I’m a fat guy, and over the years, I’ve become more sedentary,’ says the 62-year-old journalist in Yelm, Wash., though he had been trying to walk more and eat less lately.

But what went flashed through his mind was: ‘What is this? What can I do about it? I don’t have any money or any insurance.’

He decided to go to sleep and woke up thinking, ‘Thank God, I dodged that bullet'” But an hour later, the pain returned, worse than the night before,” quoting the Wall Street Journal.
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Read Smith’s story in his own words, in The Mountain News.
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On December 9, 2011, Smith published a story on how a Yelm man healed his heart after an attack titled:
“Profile: Anthony Latoski and his efforts to heal a heart attack with focused thought”
Read more from The Mountain News.

Klein has known Bruce Smith for many years and features stories periodically from The Mountain News here on this Blog.


April 29, 2012

THURSTON COUNTY’S ‘NO-SHOOTING ORDINANCE’

Several Yelm Community Blog readers have asked for information on the proposed Thurston County ‘No Shooting Ordinance.” The following are several informational websites:

1. “Hunters fighting to stop Thurston Co. gun ordinance”
By Bryan Johnson on KOMO-TV 4.
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2. Freedom Foundation has several informational links
– “Thurston Countys No Shooting Ordinance – A bad idea”
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– “Hunters organize against proposed no-shooting ordinance”
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– “Singing about the Thurston County Commissioners and teaching the next generation about our freedoms”
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April 28, 2012

YELM: BLUE WATERS ACUPUNCTURE EXPANDS!

A Yelm business moves AND expands:
Blue Waters Acupuncture Center announces

WE HAVE MOVED OUR OFFICE AROUND THE CORNER!!

WE ARE GROWING AND WE HAVE MOVED INTO A NEW SPACE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO IMPROVE OUR CURRENT LIMITED PARKING SITUATION AND IT WILL ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO HELP MORE PEOPLE.

OUR NEW LOCATION IS:
503 FIRST STREET SOUTH
SUITE 4
YELM, WA 98597

IT’S IN THE CLOCK BUILDING OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS TIMES SQUARE BUSINESS PARK.

LOOK FOR OUR SIGN ON THE MARQUEE.

FIRST STREET SOUTH IS ALSO 507 WHICH GOES FROM THE MAIN INTERSECTION IN TOWN TO RAINIER.

NOTICE: WE RECENTLY ACQUIRED THE DOMAIN NAME:
WWW.YELMACUPUNCTURE.COM

COME LET ME HELP AND GUIDE YOU AS YOU EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF OVER TWENTY CENTURIES OF MEDICINE IN CONTINUOUS USE AND HOW IT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OR THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT.

Dr. Michael E. Carruth, MD, LAc

TELL BLUE WATERS ACUPUNCTURE CENTER YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!


April 27, 2012

YELM CO-OP: “Yelm Gets its Farmers Market!”

The Yelm Food Co-op opened in their new location Friday, April 27th in Gordon’s Garden Center.
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– A FARMERS MARKET FOR YELM
“The Yelm Cooperative is pleased to announce that plans are well underway for a 2012 season Farmers Market in Yelm. We are in the final stages of site selection with the city, and outreach has begun for vendors, volunteers and sponsors,” quoting the Yelm Food Co-op.
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– FARMER’S MARKET ON COUNCIL’S STUDY SESSION AGENDA
This was on the Yelm City Council’s Study Session Agenda last Wednesday evening to be approved by the Council in-public May 8th:

Right of Way Use Agreement
This Right of Way Use Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into this 8th day of May by and between the City of Yelm (“Yelm”) and the Yelm Cooperative (“Yelm Co-op”), a Washington non-profit corporation.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and commitments made herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, it is agreed as follows:

2nd Street shall be closed between Mosman and McKenzie Streets from 8:00 AM to 7:00PM each Sunday between May 27 and October 28, 2012, EXCEPT for June 24, 2012, for the purpose of holding a farmers market sponsored by the Yelm Co-op.

The Yelm Co-op shall manage the farmers market according to the standards of Chapter 17.70 YMC and the terms of this agreement for the operation of farmers markets as a temporary use, including:

A farmers market in the city of Yelm provides a place where local growers and artisans can offer their fresh and locally grown produce and crafts for sale. A farmers market is not for the purpose of reselling farm products nor for selling used or household goods.


April 27, 2012

Yelm woman’s act noted:
“Woman to woman in Afghanistans villages”

From today’s Tacoma News Tribune:
“Some soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been forging ties with female villagers who are normally almost invisible to outsiders. As reported from Afghanistan by The News Tribunes Adam Ashton, female engagement teams fielded by Lewis-McChord battalions are serving as liaisons between the U.S. military and Afghan women.

Among them are Sgt. 1st Class Laurie Eggleston of University Place and Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Wages of Yelm, who manage the effort on behalf of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

The teams help the Army connect with Afghan women, one on one, as part of its mission to defeat the Taliban. In the process, the villagers see American women who are confident and educated, women who arent guarded around the clock by males. Eggleston and Wages embody the expansive opportunities available to most Western girls and women,” quoting “Inside Opinion”
“What’s on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers”
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April 26, 2012

YELM’S NISQUALLY HOME SHOW THIS WEEKEND

The annual Nisqually Valley Home, Garden and Trade Show is this weekend at Yelm High School, April 28-29.

Ciscoe Morris from Seattle’s “Gardening with Ciscoe” show (oo-la-la) and a “Yelm’s Got Talent” contest are featured.

Here’s the full entertainment schedule:

Saturday
10am Yelm Middle School Choir
10:30am Yelm Prairie Elementary School Choir
11am – 3pm Nisqually Wild & Scenic Film Festival
11am – 11:30am Yelm’s Got Talent, Session one
12n Kellie Peterson, Rose Queen
1pm – 4pm Mike Wall, Antique appraiser
1:30pm – 2:30pm Yelm’s Got Talent, Session two
3:30pm Yelm Got Talent, Finals

Sunday
11am – 3pm Nisqually Wild & Scenic Film Festival
1pm Ciscoe Morris
1pm – 4pm Mike Wall, Antique appraiser
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Hand’s On Children’s Museum available both days.

The Weekly Volcano (Tacoma and Olympia’s only edgy, irreverent and thought-provoking alternative newsweekly) provided a terrific write-up of this weekend’s Yelm events.
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April 26, 2012

YELM MAN SUSPECT IN RAINER VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Stacy Mulick from The Olympian reports this morning:
“A 58-year-old man was hit and killed Wednesday night as he walked along state Route 507 in Rainier, the Washington State Patrol reported.”

“The trucks driver, a 42-year-old Yelm man, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.”

More from KIRO-TV 7 in Seattle & the AP:
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UPDATE: April 27
“Richard Lee Peace, 51, was being held Friday at the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of one count of vehicular homicide. His bail is set at $200,000.

Donald R. Moore, 58, was walking on the right shoulder of state Route 507 near Binghampton Drive about 9 p.m. Wednesday when a driver crossed over the fog line and hit the pedestrian from behind, said Trooper Guy Gill.

Moore died at the scene.”
Read more from Jeremy Pawloski in The Olympian.


April 25, 2012

YELM’S ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION FRIDAY

Yelm’s Arbor Day celebration will be at 11am on April 27 at Yelm City Park.
Mayor Harding said the celebration “will be fun.”

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872, National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April.

Washington State’s Arbor Day is the second Wednesday in April.

“The National Arbor Day Foundation has published a new hardiness zone map, based on climate data from the past 15 years, that clearly shows the warming trend across the country,” quoting the National Arbor Day Foundation website.

Won’t you donate a tree to our town by sending a check to Yelm City Hall for Yelm’s Tree Fund!


April 24, 2012

YELM LIBRARY – NOT ON COUNCIL’S AGENDA AGAIN TONIGHT


Yelm Public Safety Building & City Council Chambers

On March 27, 2012 the Yelm City Council had the final Library purchase agreement on their agenda, yet removed it just prior to the council session. The following week, the public was informed via the local newspaper that the library purchase was postponed to fix contract wording.

Mayor Harding was quoted in the newspaper saying:
“‘Wording in the contract wasnt quite right,’ Yelm Mayor Ron Harding said. ‘Two weeks wont hurt us.'”

Tonight marks one month since the library purchase agreement was pulled and still no official word form the mayor or city council on why. We only learned about a two-week postponement via the newspaper.

– Why was the library agreement redacted from the official council record on March 27th without public disclosure?
– The mayor & city council have a fiduciary responsibility in communicating agenda changes to the public, even those just prior to a meeting.
– The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35A.12.110 says “A journal of all proceedings shall be kept, which shall be a public record.”
– Why did the public learn of this omission via the newspaper instead of the city council meeting?
– The local newspaper is not the journal of council proceedings nor the public record of the council’s agenda, according to state law.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE YELM CITY COUNCIL’S LACK OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE?


April 23, 2012

WHY HAVE WE HEARD NOTHING ON THIS HERE?

From KMAS News-radio in Mason County:
Public Invited to Comment on Draft Air Permit

“Public comment is currently being accepted on a draft Air Operating Permit (AOP) for the Aquatic Company (Aquatic) located at 801 Northern Pacific in Yelm, Washington. This renewal process is pursuant to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and Chapter 173-401 of the Washington Administrative Code. This is a draft of the AOP renewal that will be in effect for five years.

Aquatic, formerly Lasco Bathware Inc, is a reinforced plastics manufacturing facility that produces bathtubs, showers, spas and other bathware products. This will be the third renewal of the AOP for this facility. Aquatics Yelm facility requires an AOP because it has the potential to emit major quantities of volatile organic compounds as well as the compound styrene, which is a hazardous air pollutant.

Click here for the draft AOP renewal and the associated draft Technical Support Document (TSD) for Aquatic.

Comments may be submitted to ORCAA in writing.
Written comments should be addressed to: ORCAA, 2940-B Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502, and will be accepted up to close of business on April 25, 2012.
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