August 21, 2008

INTRODUCING YELM’S TRULY MOTIVATED TRANSITIONAL LIVING

INTRODUCING YELM’S TRULY MOTIVATED TRANSITIONAL LIVING

Truly Motivated Transitional Living is a non-profit organization in Yelm, Washington offering affordable clean and sober housing to men & women in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Joseph & Carmin both have hard fought experiences in the rooms of recovery, with over six years of sobriety each. Their similar stories disclose hopelessness, emptiness, jails and institutions, to recovery and new hope. Page 100 of Alcoholics Anonymous states both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress. If you persist remarkable things will happen. Joseph and Carmin have set out to create a community where people in recovery can walk that walk.In 2005, Truly Motivated Transitional Living opened to address a significant community need for transitional living facilities. Situated in the quiet community of Yelm, Washington, it is well positioned to serve the South Puget Sound region. Three homes comfortably house up to 24 residents in a rural, park-like setting, offering the serenity of country living. A clean and sober environment offers encouragement and accountability. Nutritious food, on-site 12-step meetings and support services rebuild mind, body, and soul. It is our desire that residents find new hope, self respect, and dignity in addition to sustained sobriety. Residents may stay with the Truly Motivated family as long as they wish, gaining the confidence to go from here into a victorious life. A womens facility is planned for 2008,” quoting their website.

The Yelm Starbucks is selling raffle tickets for one dollar each for a Starbucks Gift Basket through Saturday, August 23rd. All proceeds will benefit Truly Motivated Transitional Living. This writer discovered this organization for the first time through the Starbucks raffle & asked about them.

Quoting Joe, “I want to thank Starbucks for their partnership and in particular, this store. They’ve just been great.”

How You Can Help


August 20, 2008

YELM ANIMAL ALLIANCE SPONSORS DOG WASH

Yelm Animal Alliance is sponsoring a Dog Wash, at
Days Natural Pet Food Store
in Yelm at 4 Corners
11432 Vail Rd SE
this Friday and Saturday
12 noon – 5pm
All proceeds go to Yelm Animal Alliance.

“We help find lost dogs their way home and also foster and adopt unwanted dogs;
hope to see you there (with your dog!).”

Elizabeth from Yelm Animal Alliance


August 20, 2008

I.O.U.S.A. MOVIE ABOUT ECONOMIC CRISIS IN OLYMPIA TOMORROW NIGHT!

“Fathom and Roadside Attractions present I.O.U.S.A.: Live with Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson & Dave Walker in an exclusive one night event in select movie theatres nationwide on Thursday, August 21st. This event will include the critically-acclaimed documentary, I.O.U.S.A., and a LIVE discussion about Americas economic crisis and what we can do to change course.

This one night event will be shown LIVE at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 6:00pm MT / and tape delayed at 7:30pm PT.

The live discussion with Americas most notable financial leaders and policy experts, including Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; William Niskanen, chairman of the Cato Institute; Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP; Pete Peterson, senior chairman of The Blackstone Group and chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation; and Dave Walker, president & CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former U.S. Comptroller General, promises riveting dialogue and keen insight into the crisis we currently face. The panel will be moderated by Becky Quick, co-anchor of CNBCs morning news show Squawk Box.

From the producers of Wordplay and the studio that brought you Supersize Me, the must-see documentary I.O.U.S.A. uncovers the source of critical economic concerns that touch the lives of every American. A tapestry of archival footage, hard data and candid interviews woven together, it paints an authentic profile of todays economic condition. Solutions for how we can impact this nationwide crisis and evolve into a more fiscally sound nation for future generations are offered by the documentarys powerful conclusion.

May be to the U.S. Economy what An Inconvenient Truth was to the environment. – Reuters”

In Olympia August 2, 7:30pm
Capital Mall 14
625 BLACK LAKE BLVD. SW
OLYMPIA, WA 98502
360-943-0769
Buy tickets here!


August 19, 2008

BLUE BOTTLE SELLS TICKETS FOR MUSICAL TRIO & DINNER EVENING

Greetings One and All!
We hope you are enjoying the Lovely summer sun this week!
The following is information about a very special Evening in the Blue.

On Aug. 30th, the Blue Bottle will be hosting the Musical Trio, Just for Fun:
Sonia Peas, Din Wilkie, Greg Roth.
The evening begins at 7:30 pm with dinner and live music.
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased by Thursday Aug 21st.

This evening is intimate, with limited seating, so hurry down to the Blue Bottle to ensure your “Just for Fun” evening!
Experience an evening of fine wine, fabulous food, and exceptional music!

Thank You all!
The Blue Bottle
309 Yelm Ave E
Yelm, WA. 98597
360-458-4611
Blue Bottle By Day,
Blue Note By Night


August 18, 2008

MOVIE EXAMINES VOTING IRREGULARITIES ON THE EVE OF THIS STATE’S PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

NEW FILM EXAMINES VOTING IN AMERICA

“For more than 20 years, exit polls accurately predicted U.S. election results.
Over the last 10 years, that reliability has progressively disappeared.
Whats going on?
The last two presidential elections both came down to a relatively small number of votes, and in both elections the integrity of the voting process has been called into question. With the upcoming election looking to be similarly close, the time has come to ask the questions: what happened in 2000 and 2004; what has changed since; and what can be done to ensure a fair and honest tabulation of votes in 2008?

STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from the U.S. presidential election of 2004 plus startling stories from key races in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2006. Unbiased and nonpartisan, the film sheds light on a decade of vote counts that don’t match votes cast uncounted ballots, vote switching, under-votes and many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation.

Throughout STEALING AMERICA, we hear from voters who experienced a wide range of problems, including those whose votes flipped from one candidate to another and those whose polls didn’t have enough machines to serve the number of voters. Investigative journalists describe how their reportage on election fraud was sidelined. First-person citizen testimonies speak of waiting in line nine hours to vote. We hear how polling experts requests for essential information such as precinct voting data necessary to examine irregularities had been rejected, while ballots were being systematically destroyed, making audits impossible.

In an effort to create the least biased and most balanced picture of this contentious issue, filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman has called upon experts from across the political spectrum.

STEALING AMERICA unveils patterns of anomalies at every level of the electoral process. Controversial partnerships perpetuate a secretive environment, as relevant facts and figures remain hidden from view. As a result, most Americans have no real sense of the threat to free and fair elections. As seemingly unrelated pieces of the puzzle come together, a chilling picture emerges of widespread, artfully crafted “glitches” that, in the final tallies, have the capacity to alter election results.”

THIS FILM IS COMING TO PUGET SOUND
Sept 5th thru 11th at the Varsity 3
4329 University Way NE
Seattle, WA


August 17, 2008

YELM RECORDS RECORD HEAT THREE DAYS IN A ROW


Olympia Regional Airport

Olympia Regional Airport records near-record heat three days in a row

– On August 14, the official National Weather Service station for Thurston County at Olympia Regional Airport reported a high of 91, just short of the 1967 record of 93 degrees.

– On August 15, the 93 degree high was one degree short of the 1967 high of 94 degrees.

– On August 16, the 92 degree high was 4 degrees short of the 1967 96 degree record, however the morning low of 60 degrees broke a record for this day as the highest, low temperature recorded for any August 16th, surpassing the 59 degrees set in 1999.

Yelm records record heat three days in a row – Puget Sound’s hottest!
This area recorded some of the hottest temperatures in Puget Sound, surpassing Olympia, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport temperatures:

– On August 14, the previous Yelm high temperature of 91 recorded in 1992 was surpassed by the 92 degrees recorded here.
“The area set a high for an Aug. 14 on Thursday, with 90 degrees recorded at Sea-Tac Airport. That broke the mark of 88 in 2005. It was 88 degrees at McChord Air Force Base,” quoting the Tacoma News Tribune. Yelm’s 92 surpassed all of those stations.

– On August 15, the previous Yelm high of 87 for that date was surpassed by the 94 degrees, which is also the warmest temperature recorded in Yelm this month.

– On August 16, the 92 degrees broke the record set in 1985 of 86 degrees.

From Weather.com.

Click here for Yelm August record temperatures.

KING-5 TV in Seattle reports, “Lightning adds to sweltering weekend”.


August 16, 2008

YELM FOOD CO-OP NEWS & UPDATE


Yelm Food Co-op
Co-op Board President Tom Dewell & Yelm Mayor Ron Harding cut the ribbon on June 29th


NEWS FROM YELM’S CO-OP

A Lottery terminal has been installed in the Yelm Food Co-op.
Your ticket purchases help support the store through the commissions paid to us as a Lottery vendor. And the Co-op will also share larger winnings for tickets purchased in the store with special vendor bonuses, up to $50,000 for a Mega-Millions winner!
Hope to see you winning with us soon!

The Yelm Co-op Staff
========================================

Dear Yelm Food Co-op Owner/Member,

Our next Annual General Owner/Member Meeting will be held Sunday, Sept 14th from 1.30pm 3.30 pm at the Yelm Senior Center of 103rd Street.

As owners of the Yelm Food Co-op, this is your chance to meet with the management of your store, to discuss the future, to bring in suggestions and to vote on issues that we feel require your approval.

The agenda will include reports from the Board President and Treasurer and from the Store Manager. We will discuss efforts at receiving funding, the Owner/Member loan program, the Working Member program and its challenges, the AlpineAire program and its benefits to us, the upcoming booth at the RSE food court and other developments.

Please make this a priority. This is YOUR store and the management team would like to have your input on how to progress, your ideas on what you would like to see in YOUR store, suggestions on how to improve YOUR store and to learn how you can support us in this combined effort.

See you there!!

The Yelm Food Co-op Board

And non-members are welcome as well.


August 15, 2008

TENINO FUNDRAISING CONCERT THIS SUNDAY

SUPPORT THE PLANET AND SAVE TREES

Community Rock and Roll n Reggae To Save Tenino Trees

Contact: Christine Hartman 360.264.5190

Tenino WA.
A fundraising concert will be held in Tenino Park on Sunday, August 17th immediately following the Quarrymans Auto show from 2-7pm featuring Mud Bay Blues Band, with guest George Barner, Randy Linder and the duo Croonella, and the Planetary People Reggae band. The concert is being sponsored by the Tenino Park Task Force Fundraising Committee, the Heernet Foundation, Friends of Tenino, local business and supporters to raise matching money for a land acquisition grant to purchase 12 acres of land
currently owned by Weyerhaeuser above the quarry pool. Weyerhaeuser has postponed their planned harvest for one year to give the Tenino groups and the Heernett Foundaion an opportunity to raise the funds to expand the park and protect the quarry.
We feel this is a perfect match for the auto show to have a rock and roll concert to raise funds for this shared community project. It gives folks the opportunity to see importance of those trees above the quarry pool firsthand, explained concert organizer Christine Hartman of Tenino.

Admission for the concert will be $10 dollars with food vending available during the show. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, help save the trees, and be a part of this community effort in Tenino.


August 14, 2008

“OVERBUILT MARKET CREATING MODERN GHOST TOWNS” WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE?

Overbuilt market creating modern ghost towns
Americans love new construction, but some developments go unfinished

“But given that a growing list of builders have seen construction loans called by banks or fail to sell newly built homes fast enough to keep up with construction loan payments, its no wonder new construction half-towns are popping up along the landscape. The scenario is playing out all over the United States, and is the topic of blogs such as The Home Builder Implode-O-Meter.

While builders are suing in some communities to reinstate their construction loans so they can finish projects, the homes theyve finished in recent months are taking a long time to sell. Data from the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development indicate that the amount of time required to sell a newly constructed home has nearly doubled between 2006 and the present. In 2006 it was 4.3 months. By 2007 it had climbed to 6.2 months. As of this June it was 8.4 months. quoting MSNBC.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS HERE — LIKE TAHOMA TERRA & THURSTON HIGHLANDS STILL UNBUILT???
WHO IS GOING TO QUALIFY TO BUY ALL THESE PROPOSED HOMES?
WHO IS GOING TO LOAN THE MONEY TO BUILD THEM?

The Olympian weighed in on this subject with this August 4th report titled:

“Home sellers turn to incentives to draw buyers
Cooler market prompts bonuses to take a look”

“A new Honda scooter, a trip to a Caribbean destination and a chance to win free gasoline are just some of the incentives that South Sound real-estate agents are using to entice prospective buyers in a slower housing market.

Some agents, though, are split on whether such incentives and other marketing efforts are worthwhile. Re/Max Four Seasons broker and owner Dean Stohl says the best approach for home sellers in this cooler housing climate is to think carefully about the sale.

‘The most important ‘non-gimmick’ are sellers pricing the property competitively and making sure it is in ‘tip-top’ condition before putting it on the market,’ he said.

Still, some agents are rolling out increasingly creative hooks to land that next sale because sales have cooled since the piping-hot years of 2005 and 2006.

In 2006, more than 4,000 houses sold in Thurston County. Through June of this year, sales have fallen more than 20 percent compared with the same period in 2007, Northwest Multiple Listing Service data show.

Tamera Strawn of Riley Jackson Real Estate is working with a Tacoma builder giving away Honda scooters for sales at The Overlook, a new 138-lot development at the top of Tumwater Hill, she said.

‘We’re just looking for something new and out of the box,’ Strawn said about the promotion,”


August 13, 2008

THANK YOU DIANA CRIMI FOR YOUR SAVING OUR ANIMALS WORK!

Diana Crimi, who brought the issue of Yelm’s Animal Shelter before the Yelm City Council and the public has resigned from the Yelm Animal Alliance saying,

“I am writing to let you all know I have made the decision to volunteer my time in dog rescue work a little closer to home [Roy] in the days to come. There are so many dogs out there that need help.

It has been a pleasure meeting and working with all of you. I know we all have worked hard and have been able to place many dogs in great homes. I also feel very good about the fact that the Yelm community now has such a fine group of people, as yourselves, to make them more aware than ever that there is a facility and organization that they can call on in the event their dog or cat is missing.”

THANK YOU DIANA FOR YOUR COURAGE TO STAND AGAINST A DEFIANT CITY HALL AND IN CREATING THE YELM ANIMAL ALLIANCE!


Liquid Soul Cafe
35025 90th Ave. So. #10
Phone: 400-SOUL

The next meeting of the Yelm Animal Alliance is tonight from 6:00 – 7:00ish at Liquid Soul Cafe in McKenna.

They now have achieved the following:

1) Registered as a Non-Profit with the State of Washington
2) Registered as a Non-Profit with the IRS
3) Acquired a City of Yelm business license [as suggested by Mayor Harding]
4) Acquired a checking account.
5) Created / developed all of the necessary forms for Fostering, Adoption, etc.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. CRIMI FOR GETTING THIS UNDERWAY AND FOR THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY STEPPING UP FOR THIS GRAND AND WORTHY CAUSE!


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