Sunday, August 18, 2019

Damion "Bud" Green Write-In Candidate for Council Position #4

Hi, my name is Damion Green, but most people in town know me as "Bud".

I am running as a write-in candidate for City Council Position #4. The reason I'm running for this office is that it’s been brought to my attention that my opponent was fired by the City Council, when he was our Building Inspector.  I love our community and I want to see even more great things happen in it.  I’ve lived in Rainier most of my life.  My family moved to the out skirts of Vail when I was in the 4th grade.  Little did I know then, how blessed I was to be a part of this city. I worked here locally for over a decade - meeting and befriending lots of the local family’s and newcomers. 

Rainier is a great place to live and still retains a lot of its small town charm that I love and hope it never loses.  I hope your thoughts for the future are similar to mine, so I can help to be a part of it   I pride my self on being old fashion, but know when it's important to be a forward thinker. I love to volunteer when I have time.  My wife and I worked with other family’s in our community to get a Cub Scout pack going here in town which is getting stronger with every passing year. I love seeing things getting done for the youth. They are our future and scouting teaches young people to be leaders. That’s another reason I’ve chosen to run for the City Council. I’ve been taught to lead by example.  Julia and I have three children. I figure what better way to lead than to serve the city that I grew up in, found my soulmate in and I’m building a life in. 

I’ve told my wife Julia repeatly that I’m never moving they will take me out of this house in a body bag LOL.  God willing, that will not be too soon. I'm a simple blue collar man that wants my family, and the ones around us, to feel safe and thrive in this little slice of heaven that’s known as Rainier. I know as time passes thing around here will change.  It has already changed so much in the time my wife and I have been here. I look forward to the future and hope it only gets better. 

We have a great foundation here for a truly great city, that with the right leader ship and community involvement, will be the standard that other small city’s like ours will strive for. I’m a busy father, husband, and volunteer, but as the journey man that taught me when I was an apprentice “If you want something done, and done right, give that job to some one that’s busy!” 

I can’t promise you perfection, but I promise to strive for it. And I also promise to listen to the people here in our city.  I am open to ideas and will take advice, as longe and it benefits us all.  My door is always open to anyone that wishes to voice their opinions and keeps an open mind.   
May the best person win and I hope you see me as that person. I’m telling you now I’m in it for the long haul here. One day I’ll be one of the older generation sitting at the market drinking coffee with the others saying "Wow, look how far our little town has made it and we were a part of that." If you have any questions or concerns give me a call or stop by.

Note:  We don't usually post political things on our blog.  That being said, Bud was asked by several members of our community to run for this office.  Since this is only the second time someone has been a formal "write-in canditate" in our state, we decided to post this information on our blog. Thank you.

County Commissioners Meeting in Yelm August 27th

The Board of County Commissioners will be at an Off-Site Meeting in the commons area of Yelm Middle School on August 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM.  The public is invited.  In the past we've discussed septic systems, gophers, new courthouse, health department regulations and many other concerns at "Coffee with a Commissioner".  Please bring your questions and concerns with you to this meeing.  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Celebration of Life for James Amidon

Dear Seniors and Friends,

Cindy contacted us today to thank everyone at the Senior Center for the cards and flowers we sent her, in memory of her late husband, James.

We are all invited to Jame's "Celebration of Life" on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2 PM.  It is being held at the:

Capital Christian Center
4431 Martin Way E.
Olympia WA

Cindy appreciates everyone's thoughts, prayers and support.   



Thursday, August 8, 2019

WANTED ARTISTS for Art Festival during Bluegrass Festival

Myrna Orcini, the owner of Monarch Sculpture Park, will be hosting the first Annual Art Festival during the Bluegrass Festival Weekend in the open are by the Rainier City Hall.  The sculpture she created and donated to the City of Rainier will be unveiled during this art festival. 

Myrna's looking for artists.   If  you know anyone who might be interested in selling/showing their art at the festival, please contact Myrna call:  (360) 264-2498 or email her at: 

Community Reunion BBQ

SAVE the Date:

August 11, 2019

BBQ Potluck starts at noon in Wilkowski Park.

Friday, August 2, 2019

James Amidon

Dear Seniors & Friends,

George and I received a text from Cindy Amidon this afternoon letting us know that her husband, James, passed away on July 31st.  She has been by his side throughout his illness.  He went into ICU on July 20th, where he remained. 

We are both saddened by this news.  Our hearts go out to her.  I'll send out an email to all of our seniors & friends, to let them know.

Please keep Cindy in your thoughts & prayers.

Linda J.