Fort Hood Shootings Posted on November 5th, 2009 by Wendy Harman
Our deepest sympathies to those affected by the shootings at Fort Hood today.
If you are looking for loved ones on Fort Hood you can visit the Red Cross Safe and Well List. In order to complete a search you will need to know the phone number or address of your loved one.
All hunters in the area are asked to keep an eye out for anything they might come across. If any of you hunt or have family that do in this area please tell them to keep an eye out for what Lindsey Baum was last wearing (light weight bluish gray shirt with long sleeves and a hood, dark blue jeans with ripped knees and black slip on shoes).
If anyone finds anything they think needs to be looked into please call:
Grays Harbor Police operations center at 800-281-6944
Grays Harbor County Information Hot-line (Tip line) (866) 915-8299
Grays Harbor County E911 Dispatch Center (360) 533-8765 (out of county)
McCleary Police (360) 495-3107 source
(There won't be any further citizen searches until this hunting season ends.) source
Update: some searches may continue, contact search center at firstname.lastname@example.org for info)
The director of the Lindsey Baum search center in McCleary has been told that Lindsey's story will air on Oprah 10/13/09 - unless something happens to bump it.
Thought you OlyBabyBloggers might be interested in our sister blog, OlyBlog. OlyBlog is devoted to citizen journalism, including hyperlocal news and discussion specifically about Olympia.
All those photos of local babies sure gives me a smile today. OlyBabies looks to be an excellent support network for mamas and papas.
Especially cool is the fact that most places allow and even encourage public participation. Don't like what you see on OlyBlog? Or do you feel that a particular theme isn't covered enough? I encourage you to work up a post and publish. This is true of many other places such as Works in Progress.
I appreciate reader participation options also - such as the ability to recommend or report abuse on The Olympian comment threads.
Rolling your own blog is always an option.
I've found myself recently dispirited and discouraged by negative comments about OlyBlog. So I figure it will help to write out my own view point.
I believe there really is room for us all. Opinions and preferences are fine, encouraged even. I do suspect that I'm not the only reader participant who finds value in OlyBlog, who appreciates stevenl's and Thad Curtz's work for instance - and who is also able to appreciate sites like Everyday Olympia. And who is eager to see what next is created.
Really. Truly. Trust me. There is room for us all.
WHAT exactly is this circus thing all about? The Olympian Above Ground Circus is a new ‘troupe’ that aims to build a stronger community and remind people of what’s really important: enjoyment, wonder, family, freedom, and most of all… FUN. We want to bring out the child in you by creating a space that is comfortable and safe where nobody will ever get away with putting you down.
So what’s the plan? Well, we’re going to make you smile, make you laugh, and make you happy. We’re going to throw safe and healthy social opportunities your way as often as we can. We’re going to awe you, inspire you, and get your creativity flowing. We’re going to play games with you until you can’t breathe anymore…
Are you a local woman who maintains a blog or other web presence? Please feel free to tell us about your work. Links welcome
Everyone from this past post Local Women Blog is still blogging or at the least keeps a blogger profile.
First Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq because he believed it was an illegal war, has won his three-year legal battle with the Army.News
The Ron & Don radio show on KIRO 97.3 FM is working hard on bringing more attention to the search for Lindsey Baum.
The Ron & Don Nation are asking your help and the help of everyone you know in finding Lindsey Baum, the 11-year-old McCleary girl missing since June 26. If you have a laptop, if you have a telephone, and if you care about children, we ask you to get involved so Lindsey's case can be solved.
We're also asking for the assistance of our elected officials, to engage all the resources the government can bring to bear toward finding Lindsey. We're encouraging the Ron & Don Nation to contact Congressman Norm Dicks, whose district includes McCleary, and Senator Maria Cantwell, a good friend of The Ron & Don Show. Encourage them to provide any assistance or direction they can in working with local authorities toward finding Lindsey Baum.