January 17, 2014

“Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America”

Moms Take Olympia

WHEN: January 17, 2014 at 9:30am 2:30pm
WHO: Moms Demand Action Washington
WHERE: Washington State Capitol Building
215 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501

Please join Moms Demand Action
Washington for a day of action at the Washington State Capitol. Our tentative agenda for the day:

9:30 Welcome (Moms Demand Action chapter leadership)
9:45 Press Conference
10:15 Advocacy 101
10:45 2:00pm (Legislative meetings 1 on 1) Gallery Tours available
2:00 Review legislative notes
2:30 Adjourn
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January 16, 2014

$10,000 Lotto winner is from Yelm!

Tanya Wood

“RSE student Antonia Wood won $10,000 in the WA Lotto, a win for which she attributed to the application of the training she has received at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment,” quoting the RSE-Newsletter.
Click here for Tanya’s story in her own words.

From Washington Lottery:
Yelm Match 4 Winner
$10,000 ANTONIA T WOOD, January 6, 2014, SAFEWAY STORE #1619, 1109 E YELM AVE, YELM

January 16, 2014

Mount Rainiers snow-play area opens this weekend

“The snow-play hill at the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park finally has enough snow to open this Saturday, Jan. 18, according to the parks Twitter feed. And theres a bonus: Entry to the park is free on Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday. Park entry most days is $15 per vehicle.

The snow-play area usually opens by late December and stays open through mid-March, but the opening was delayed until sufficient snow collected to meet the parks five-foot minimum, deemed enough for safe sliding while protecting delicate alpine meadow vegetation.

The gated road between Longmire and Paradise is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily,” quoting Brian J. Cantwell in the Seattle Times.
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January 15, 2014

Re-elected Yelm City Council members sworn in

Yelm Public Safety Building & City Council Chambers

Last night, Mayor Ron Harding performed the swearing-in duties to the 4 re-elected City Council members, who all ran unopposed last November:

“I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the united States and Constitution and laws of the State of Washington and that I will faithfully and impartially perform and discharge the duties of the office of City Council

Position 3 Bob Isom
Position 4 Mike McGowan
Position 5 Tracey Wood
Position 7 Russ Hendrickson

of the City of Yelm, according to the law to the best of my ability.”

Bob Isom was nominated by Mike McGowan and once again unanimously appointed as Mayor Pro-tem.

Thurston County’s highest paid part-time mayor, Yelm’s Ron Harding, was sworn-in earlier this month by County Auditor Mary Hall.

January 14, 2014

Karla announces 1st Quarter 2014 Homesteading Classes

Yelm’s Karla Broschinski

Empowerment through Knowledge and Experience,
Homesteading Skill classes to become more self-sufficient.

Sprouts- your in-door garden on your window sill.
Saturday, January 18th, 2pm to 5 pm. .
Do you know that you can grow your sprouts year around? These little powerhouses are loaded with enzymes and vitamins and you can grow them in a few days in your kitchen. In this Wild-Shop you will learn the basics of sprouting and how to create inexpensive sprouting equipment to take home.

Early Bird special till January 10th: class $ 30 plus $4 material, after January 10th class $ 35 plus $4 for material.

– How to become a Beekeeper.
Saturday, February 8th, from 2 pm to 5 pm,
You will get an overview about the basics of beekeeping and how to get started. We will show you all the basic material you need (Langstroth Hives) and where to get it. You also will have a chance to taste and see different bee products (honey, pollen, bee bread, mead, soap, candles and more)
Early Bird Special till January 31st $ 30; after January 31st $35.

– Make your own probiotic drinks and other healthy beverages as well as kefir.

Sunday, February 23rd, from 2pm to 5 pm.
Here you learn all the yummy and wild alternatives to sodas and soft drinks. You will be introduced to how to make kefir, a very easy probiotic food and drink. We will show you how to make Kombucha the natural way as well as with different natural flavors.We will also talk about how to make your custom made drink to protect and support you against radiation. We also have Ginger Ale and Honegar on our to-do-list. You will take home some kefir start and Kombucha Scoby.
Early Bird Special till February 15th: class $30 plus $4 material; after February 15th class $35 plus $4 material.

– Stock up your medicinal cabinet. Learn to make different tinctures and oils from the wild.
Saturday, March 15th from 2pm to 5pm.
At this time of the year we will use different roots from several plants, just before the life force of the plant will start new growth in Spring. We will work with Oregon Grapes, Comfrey, Usnea and Dandelion.
Early Bird Special till March 7th $ 30; after March 7th $35.

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January 13, 2014

“Olympia Farmers Market now open year round”

Editor’s Note:
This story is important locally since so many of our area’s vendors and customers will now have this important outlet year round.

“After more than three decades of seasonal operation, the Olympia Farmers Market will be open year round starting Saturday [January 11].

Market vendors and the markets board agreed last fall to operate on Saturdays in January, February and March. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m,” quoting The Olympian.
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Read more from The Olympia Farmer’s Market.

January 12, 2014

“Thurston ‘State of Community’ hopeful for 2014”

From the Business Examiner:
“The economic outlook for the four main cities in Thurston County, and the county as a whole: Hopeful, yet challenging.

That was the consensus of the leaders for Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm and the Thurston County Commission, who today [January 8, 2014] gave their 2014 summaries at the Thurston Chamber “State of the Community” event.

Chamber Chair Mike Marohn mediated the panel, which included Lacey Mayor Virgil Clarkson, Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet, Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, Yelm Mayor Ron Harding, and Thurston County Commissioners Chair Karen Valenzuela.

Some of the challenges being solved across the county last year, which will continue to be at the forefront in 2014, include workforce development, the legislative agenda, military transitioning and shoreline development, Marohn said.”
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Editor’s Note:
Hopefully, Yelm will have a more engaged and present Mayor Ron Harding in 2014, as he is no longer double-dipping with two taxpayer-supported paychecks in also occupying a full-time County Deputy Auditor position, as in 2013.

January 11, 2014

“When Having Condoms Gets You Arrested”

Photo credit: Africa Studios/Shutterstock

Editor’s Note:
If this is occurring in the large cities, we can count on this topic to trickle-down here to the South Sound in the future, as the recent story demonstrates in The Olympian on “the growing epidemic of intravenous drug use, and its manifestation in a marked increase in discarded needles downtown and in public parks.”
The nuances of the condom issue are important to be aware:

“Last week, Mother Jones’ Molly Redden wrote about a recent Human Rights Watch report, “In Harms Way,” which argues that aggressive policing in New Orleans is contributing to the citys soaring HIV/AIDS rates. One tactic that Human Rights Watch found to be particularly problematic: the police harassment of suspected sex workers for possessing condoms.

At the heart of the matter is the vague definition of the crime of “loitering for prostitution,” which invites arbitrary arrests and discriminatory policing. According to the report, police in New Orleans use the possession of condoms as evidence of prostitution, even if they don’t witness the crime underway. The result? Of the reports 169 interviewees, all of whom had exchanged sex for money, drugs, or life necessities, more than a third said that they had carried fewer condoms out of fear of police harassment. More than a quarter had had unprotected sex due to the fear of carrying condoms.

“New Orleans isnt the only place where Human Rights Watch has documented condom confiscation. Last year, the organization examined the police treatment of sex workers in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, and found that police in all four cities were using condoms as evidence of prostitution.”

“Over the past year, some places have made progress. In June, New York became the first state to pass a law prohibiting the use of condom possession as evidence of prostitution-related crimes,” quoting Julia Lurie in Mother Jones.
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January 10, 2014

Homeless count volunteers needed

From Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian:
“Volunteers are needed for Thurston Countys point-in-time Homeless Census, set for Jan. 23.

This years event will include resource fairs in Olympia and Yelm, where folks can get hot meals, warm clothing, coats and information on social services.

Results of the census help guide local, state and federal funding decisions for transitional housing, shelters and other services.”

“The Olympia resource fair will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE; times for the Yelm event have not been set, but it will be at the Yelm Community Services Center, 624 Crystal Springs Road NW, Yelm.

For more information, call Krosbie Carter at 360-753-8062 or Schlecht at 360-753-8183.”
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January 9, 2014

Yelm makes int’l news yesterday from RSE Press Release

Yelm was featured yesterday in international news feeds from the RSE Press Release.
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“Around the World with Ramtha for Global Tour”
“RSE Founder JZ Knight to Channel Ramtha in 8 Countries in 2014”

YELM, Washington, January 6, 2014 From South Korea to Switzerland, So Paulo to South Africa, the teachings of Ramtha the Enlightened One will be taught to tens of thousands of students around the world for Ramthas 2014 Masters of Divine Jazz World Tour.

Ramthas School of Enlightenment (RSE) 2014 World Tour was created out of a demand for us to travel there, as we have 26,000 students currently worldwide in almost every country, says founder JZ Knight, the channeler for Ramtha. We have not been to some of these countries in four to five years. Our students have shared with us the challenges of traveling only to Yelm to be with Ramtha in person.

Knight continues: We took Ramtha to Italy in August 2013 and were greeted with a tremendous outpouring from students, their friends and families and first-timers to connect with their Teacher. From that amazing event came the inspiration and foundation for Ramthas 2014 Masters of Divine Jazz World Tour.

The schedule is as follows:

* January 29 February 2 Yelm, Washington, USA

* February 24-28 Guadalajara, Mexico

* March 26-30 Yelm, Washington, USA

* May 2-6 Ganghwa-gun Incheon, South Korea

* May 14-18 Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

* June 25-29 Bathurst, Australia

* July 23-27 Atibaia – So Paulo, Brazil

* August 13-16 Italy (Beginning Event)

* August 17-22 Italy (European Assay)

* September 24-28 Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

* Oct 22-26 Beaupr, Quebec, Canada

The title, Masters of Divine Jazz, was chosen because when everyone is born, we have infinite opportunities and choices. As we age, we settle into a rut that narrows us down to one choice living in the past, not the future, says Knight. Divine Jazz means you can do anything. There are infinite possibilities.

The 2014 tour coincides with the long-awaited Thirtieth Anniversary edition of the updated and revised classic book Love Yourself Into Life, already a runaway success, now also known as The Magic Book.

Quoting Knight, As industrialist Henry Ford said, If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. In Divine Jazz we say, You can! In one day you can be anything you desire to become and you would be right. At Ramthas School of Enlightenment, students learn to
incorporate concepts of quantum physics and neuroplasticity into their everyday lives, wherein the next day one builds on the day before to become even bigger.

The events are open to the public and include instruction in The Neighborhood Walk, an exercise with the power to change your life, intentionally shutting off old habits and limitations and then engaging in reality through newly activated connections. Students will also learn the Create Your Day technique created by Ramtha in 1992 and as was previewed in the film What the Bleep Do We Know?! The student learns to alter the day before it starts by intentionally modifying their neurological state of mind with a plan of experiences for the day.

Each event will be five days. The cost is $850 U.S. for early registration and $950 for late entries. All events are open to the public. Those current and returning RSE students who attend this event will be current and
eligible for all 2014 current student events. New RSE students who attend this event must complete a Beginning Event in order to become current.

To register for the event, students can email registration@ramtha.com, visit the website, www.ramtha.com, or call 360.458.5201 ext. 110. Travel and hotel information can be found at the World Tour Divine Jazz website.

Read more from the Press Release.

Blog writer Steve Klein has been employed by RSE for 10 years and a Yelm resident for 25+ years.


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