June 24, 2017

Five Blog posts today, June 24, 2017

Scroll down to see 5 important Yelm Community Blog posts today.


June 24, 2017

Thurston County Emergency Management’s Yelm cooling centers open

– “Yes, it’s going to be hot. But there are places you can go to escape the heat.”
“Thurston County Emergency Management urges people having difficulty coping with the heat to visit cooling centers listed below:
▪ Yelm Timberland Library, 210 Prairie Park St. Hours are 10 a.m. tto 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.

▪ Phoenix Company Cards and Games, 303 Creek St. SE, Yelm. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.”
By Amelia Dickson, The Olympian.
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June 24, 2017

Cows From Northwest To Vietnam make quarantine stop near Yelm


Angus Express loading at the Port of Olympia, June 23, 2017
Photo credit: Tom Banse, Northwest News Network



– “Moo-ve ‘Em Out: Nautical Cattle Drive Ships Dairy Cows From Northwest To Vietnam”
“More than 1,500 dairy cows embarked on a long voyage Friday from the Pacific Northwest to Vietnam.”

“These commercial transactions support a Vietnamese goal to increase fresh milk production, so eventually every child there has the opportunity to drink a glass of fresh milk daily.

This latest shipment from Olympia involved 1,634 head on a specialized livestock carrier named the Angus Express. The voyage to Nghi Son Port in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, is scheduled to take close to three weeks.”

Before loading, the herd was held for observation at an export quarantine farm near Yelm, Washington [Schorno Agri-Business]. There, veterinarians held back any animals that showed signs of illness or disease,” by Tom Bans, Northwest News Network.
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June 24, 2017

United Methodist Church Rev. Douglas Thomison begins Yelm service July 1


Rev. Douglas Thomison
Photo credit: PNW Conference



– “Rev. Douglas Thomison as Pastor of Yelm Community UMC beginning July 1″
“Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Douglas Thomison as Pastor of Yelm Community United Methodist Church in Yelm, Washington beginning July 1, 2017.

Rev. Thomison is an ordained elder from the Missouri Annual Conference,” quoting the PNW Conference.
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June 24, 2017

Rainier’s Phoenix Rising School earns impressive $98K from Auction


Photo credit: The Phoenix Rising School


– From The Phoenix Rising School to our community
“A BIG and heartfelt THANK YOU to all who attended our Annual Summer auction – The Fellowship of the Phoenix last Saturday! It truly was a day and night to remember. The auction brought our school over $98,000. These proceeds will help us to keep our tuition low, pay for staff, update our curriculum, and much more. Thank you for coming, donating, and supporting the Future of The Phoenix Rising School!”
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Click here to learn more about The Phoenix Rising School.


CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Phoenix Rising School family for an impressive fundraiser!


June 24, 2017

Tenino awarded “Small City Success” by Assn. of WA Cities (AWC)


Photo credit: City of Tenino


– “Five Cities Honored with Municipal Excellence Award [including Tenino]”
The Association of Washington Cities (AWC), an Olympia-based association that provides services to Washington’s 281 cities and towns, announced the recipients of its annual Municipal Excellence Award. AWC [presented] the awards on Wednesday, June 21, at the AWC Annual Conference in Vancouver, Wash.”

“Small city success: Reinvigorating government, Tenino”
“Tenino takes the award for this example of the positive change that can occur in a community when people step forward and provide leadership. After a several-year stretch of turbulence at city hall, Tenino worked to restore the city’s sense of self-worth. In this case, it was led by a new mayor who turned around not just the way city hall was operating, but the attitude of the residents,” quoting ThurstonTalk.
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June 23, 2017

Four Blog posts today, June 23, 2017

Four Blog posts today, June 23, 2017
Scroll down to see 4 important Yelm Community Blog posts today.


June 23, 2017

Terrific Summer weekend ideas for our area


Photo courtesy: Yelm Farmers Market


– Yelm Farmers Market open Sundays thru October, 10am-3pm
Website
Facebook


– Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad
2 hour train excursions scheduled weekly through October from Elbe, WA.
Click here for the calendar of excursions.


– Visit individual Chehalis Valley Wine Tour wineries
Drive through the countryside to each of the area’s wineries, stopping and sampling wines.
Click here for the list of wineries.


– “Olympic National Park: Mountains, forests and shores”
“Olympic National Park is located in the same state as Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and volcanic Mount St. Helens, but it still holds its own as a tourist attraction and cultural touchpoint,” David Volk, Special for USA TODAY, KING-5 News.
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– Visit U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Parks
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“Agritourism – Farm Stands, Wineries and Breweries”
“Thurston County’s Bountiful Byway”
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June 23, 2017

Heat Advisory this weekend for Yelm and vicinity

* Saturday’s forecast high of 90 degrees will come close to the record high of 95 °F (1992)
* Sunday’s 96 degree forecast will break the all-time record high of 90 °F (2006)
* This weekend will mark the first high record-breaking days in 2017

Issuing Office: Seattle/Tacoma
Source: National.Weather.Service

4:18am PDT, Fri Jun 23

… HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 9 PM PDT SUNDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 9 PM PDT SUNDAY. * TEMPERATURE… HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S SATURDAY AND LOW TO MID 90S SUNDAY. LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE 50S TO AROUND 60, EXCEPT LOW TO MID 60S IN THE WARMER METRO AREAS. * TIMING… SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. * IMPACTS… THE ELDERLY, YOUTH, AND THOSE IN POOR HEALTH WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING WILL BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO THE HEAT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN, PETS, OR THE ELDERLY UNATTENDED IN A PARKED VEHICLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. DROWNINGS TEND TO OCCUR DURING HOT SPELLS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON. AREA RIVERS AND LAKES CAN BE DANGEROUSLY COLD FOR SWIMMING THIS TIME OF YEAR. MOST RIVERS ARE RUNNING HIGH AND SWIFT DUE TO SPRING SNOWMELT. HYPOTHERMIA AND DROWNING DUE TO COLD WATER SHOCK CAN OCCUR IN AREA WATERS THIS TIME OF YEAR.
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June 23, 2017

YBA proposal to restore Yelm’s water tower receives
Washington Heritage Register consideration


Yelm water tower engineer’s original sketch
Courtesy: Steve Craig



Republished from the Yelm Business Assn. (YBA) website, used with permission.


* Yelm’s water tower up for nomination to the Washington Heritage Register.
* The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation considers if an official historic landmark.
* Review to be held June 27, Coulee Dam City Hall, Grant County, WA.



– The Yelm Water Tower Historic Preservation Project was initiated by the YBA Board
Yelm’s water tower now in first step towards Historic Landmark designation.
Yelm’s water tower will be eligible for state funding of renovations if approved to be added to the list of Washington’s Historic Landmarks.

The Yelm Water Tower Historic Preservation Project was initiated by the Board of the Yelm Business Assn. (YBA), who concluded a separate non-profit entity was necessary to move forward. YBA Vice President Steve Craig resigned from the organization to pursue and form an exploratory committee of local leaders to accomplish this task, which the YBA endorses and supports.

Craig began the process of obtaining 501(c)3 non-profit status to accept public donations and be in a position to utilize additional fundraising opportunities by forming an exploratory committee under the name “Save the Yelm Water Tower.” Members of this group have met twice, which is comprised of Craig, Barrie Wilcox, Margaret Clapp, Beverly Vines-Haines, EJ Curry, Tim Larsen and Steve Klein.

YBA President Cynthia Schmier said this, “Congratulations to Steve Craig and the Save the Yelm Water Tower Committee. The YBA Board acknowledges the committee for their efforts and achievement in the preservation of a Yelm treasure.”


– Update: June 22, 2017
“‘Tin Man’ Up for Historic Landmark Designation”
“Yelm Water Tower’s Nomination Goes Before State Advisory Council”
By Andrew Kollar, Nisqually Valley News.
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