Monthly Archives: July 2015

Nancy Keaton

7 Budget-Friendly Idea for Back-To-School Shopping

The middle of summer really doesn’t seem like the time to think about back-to-school shopping. And you really don’t want to have to think about it. But this really is the time to start planning and looking for good deals so that you spread out the cost over the next several weeks. Here are some tips for where to look for those deals: Sign up for in-store mailing lists or connect with your favorite stores on Facebook. Sales and coupons for their followers can combine to give you amazing savings. Think outside the box. Office supply stores such as Staples usually have school supplies at terrific prices. Dollar stores are another great resource. Check out coupon websites: Coupon Divas: http://coupondivas.com Coupon Connections: http://couponconnections.com Coupon Mom: http://www.couponmom.com Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be painful. By simply planning ahead and getting a few items at a time, the kids will go back ...
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The 7 C's of Resilience

Navigating “The 7 Cs of Parenting” – Introduction

Raising resilient children doesn't happen by accident.  There are 7 qualities, all beginning with the letter "C," that children develop over time that builds their ability to be resilient. These 7 Cs of parenting were adapted from The Positive Youth Development movement.  Initially Rick Little and his colleagues at the International Youth Foundation named 4 Cs as key attributes of healthy youth development.  Later on they added a 5th essential characteristic.  Eventually, after more research, they added 2 more Cs to create “The 7 Cs:  The essential Building Blocks of Resilience For Parents.” First and foremost, they found that “Young people live up or down to expectations we set for them.  They need adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous and creative.” In the final analysis:  “What we do to model healthy resilience strategies for our children is more important ...
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Rainier Market (Behind the Shell gas pumps)

I Remember Rainier when…

 Homer & Wilma Sheets I have lived in Rainier for the last 27 years.  I had the fortune to have been an employee at the Rainier Market for the first twelve of those years.  I got to know many wonderful and not so wonderful people that frequented the Rainier Market under the ownership of Homer and Wilma Sheets. As memory serves me, just about everyone in town worked there at one time or another. The shortest I remember anyone being employed at the market was 30 minutes.  She work as a cashier.  The first time she went to the register, she twisted her knee.  The last time we saw her, she had become a lifetime worker's comp case. We went through lots of employees.  The sane people never seemed to stay long.  Most of us had issues or we probably would not have worked there, because sanity went out the ...
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Despicable Me 2

Movie in the Park “Despicable Me 2”

Look at the Crowd!! Everyone gathered to watch "Despicable Me 2"  in Wilkowski Park on June 27.  The crowd was dressed in summer clothing, because it was still sweltering outside.  It was unusually quiet for a movie in the park.  People were relaxing and hoping that it would cool down. Crowd at our Movie in the Park on June 27, 2015 While Rainier Community Cares members made a presentation to the crowd, Cub Scouts  helped by handing out shopping bags with Rainier Community Cares flyers and pamphlets in them.  The children worked in teams to fill the bags and take them out to the movie goers, giving out dozens of bags. The Cub Scouts gave out free "Otter Pops" while RCC members gave out cherries and T-shirts. There were families with 3 generations sitting together to watch the movie.  Friends saw each other and visited together, sharing news about the activities ...
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Our First Customer Saturday...

Tie Dyeing T-Shirts at Yelm Prairie Days

Children flocked to the Rainier Community Cares booth to make their own tie-dyed T-shirts at Yelm Prairie days this year.  In the end, we ran out of white shirts and the kids tie dyed colored shirts. Dyeing a T-shirt with favorite colors Each child picked out their favorite colors to dye their shirts. Happy girl with her tie-dyed T-shirt in a Ziploc bag Once each child finished their shirt, it was placed in a one-gallon freezer bag, where it would remain for the next 24 hours, while the colors set in the shirt. Family with T-shirts and Rainier Community Cares gifts. Tabling was a hit in the park.  We gave out literature on Rainier Community Cares, colored T-shirts, bookmarks and shopping bags to adults and teens, while we invited them to our Movie in the Park in Rainier on Saturday evening ...
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