Category Archives: Remarkable men and women

Graham’s Raymond Cool loses 300 pounds – and keeps it off with his “baby steps”

by Bruce A. Smith Always a big man, Graham resident, Raymond Cool, lost 300 pounds in an inspiring manner – he did it all with small adjustments to his diet that he calls his “baby steps.” Perhaps more importantly, he … Continue reading

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Climber lost on Mount Rainer

  By Bruce A. Smith   A climber became separated from his group and lost Thursday night while descending from the summit of Mount Rainier. Kyle Bufis, 23, was in the company of two mountaineering companions, according to Information Specialist Patti … Continue reading

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People are suffering – how should we respond?

Editor’s Note: The following essay is from a young woman named Gayle Tice. A few words about her and our relationship are in order before you read her story about encountering a homeless vet in Seattle. Gayle is originally from Graham, WA, … Continue reading

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The stories of my father

by Bruce A. Smith Alan W. Smith was my father, and every night of my youth he put me and my sister to bed and told us stories of his life. As we lay in nearby bunks, Dad gave us … Continue reading

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State releases initial findings on same-sex marriages

By Bruce A. Smith The Mountain News has received the following information concerning same-sex marriages from the Washington State Department of Health.  They report that since legislation was enacted authorizing same-sex marriage, more than 20% of all marriages in the … 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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Attitude or Gratitude????

by Milt Gordon  October 1991, I was a volunteer fireman in California when my fire pager went off summoning me to a call.  I was to be part of a strike team being dispatched to the Oakland Hills fire – … Continue reading

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