Category Archives: People Profiles

Yelm writer pens an account of her search for the feminine in a man’s world

by Bruce A. Smith  Cate Montana, a Yelm resident since 1989, has written a book exploring her life-long quest to find a healthy balance between power, success and her femininity. In my assessment, a read of Unearthing Venus, reveals that … Continue reading

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Woman with ties to Yelm to be featured on Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 1st.

by Bruce A. Smith  Jeanne Trantel, the woman who authored the popular book, “Disguised Blessings” will be featured tonight on the Discovery Channel at 8:30 Eastern Time.  Trantel’s book is the true story of her experiences being married to a … Continue reading

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Mythologist Michael Meade offers help in a time of crisis

By Bruce A. Smith  As Superstorm Sandy upends our world and seems a capstone to a growing list of global disasters like the economic collapse of 2008, local author Michael Meade shares words of advice in his new book, Why … Continue reading

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NPS Ranger – with ties to Margaret Anderson – becomes agency whistleblower, writes book

  By Bruce A. Smith  Rob Danno, the former Chief Ranger at Bryce Canyon National Park who gave Margaret Anderson her first ranger job in the National Park Service, has written an account of his whistle blowing activities within the … Continue reading

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The Hunt for DB Cooper – A basket of cheer for Sheridan

by Bruce A. Smith  I found Sheridan Peterson, sort of, but he defintely got his basket of cheer.

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Profile: Anthony Latoski and his efforts to heal a heart attack with focused thought

by Bruce A. Smith  In March 2006, Yelm resident Anthony Latoski suffered a heart attack.  He was 42 years old.

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Profile: Eldora Sloan and her Readers are Succeeders program

By Judy Spiers The bell rang and school was out at Graham Elementary when I recently visited Portable 5 to check on the progress of the Readers Are Succeeders after-school program, conducted by Eldora Sloan and a number of enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Profile: Gloria Peach, hypnotherapist and hand-writing analyst

By Bruce A. Smith One of the advantages of advanced age is that one has had the time to experience many aspects of life – multiple careers, marriage, motherhood and a spiritual quest.

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Orting volunteers step-up to feed the hungry

  Orting: The best volunteer community I have ever known By Pat Wilson I have lived in a great many places throughout my life (70+ years) and seen a lot of people who give their all for their community, but … Continue reading

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Profile: Edwin Ravina, Master of Tai Chi

  Residents of southern Pierce County are blessed to have Edwin Ravina, one of the masters of the venerable art of Tai Chi, offering classes in our area.

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