Friday, November 26, 2021

Rainier Chapel Christmas Gift Forms for Kids 2021

 Dear Friends,

Tom & Ellie Arnbrister brought us some sign-up forms, so parents &
grandparents can sign up for gifts for kids in need.  They will be making
a form for families in need , too.

I'll attach a copy here, as well as the FB group page.

Please feel free to share with any and all families in need.  
We will have these forms at the front desk at the Senior Center of Rainier.  

We hope you had a wonderful holiday!

George & Linda Johnson

Rainier Chapel

206 Thurston Co Rails-To-Trails

Rainier, WA 98576

(360) 446-2614

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Rainier Round-up Days Application 2021


Everyone is invited to be in the Rainier Round-up Days Parade.  

There is no charge to be in the parade unless you're a politician and are campaigning.

You can pick up your application at City Hall, or drop off a filled out application there.

Application is below:

Friday, October 23, 2020


One of our "We Love Rainier WA" members, Brenda Surerus (the owner of Alive and Well Massage Clinic) held a sock fundraiser for the Rainier Elementary School students. Part of the funds were from the fruit she sold this summer. The other part of her fundraiser was getting socks donated from her massage clients. This was her special project to help our students! Below is a copy of the "Thank You" from Rainier Elementary School.
Thank you, Brenda Surerus for your contribution to Rainier!One
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spotlight: Senior Center

The Senior Center of Rainier opened in 1976.  It became a 501(c3) organization in 1977 and has been serving lunch to seniors for over 40 years.  Our founders have passed on, but their Legacy lives.  

The Senior Center of Rainier is a Multi-Purpose Center that serves other groups as well as senior citizens.  
  1. Lunches are $5.00 for members & $7.00 for non-members.  The Senior Center sells lunch cards for $25.00 that have 6 lunches on them.  Lunches are complete meals, including beverages, main course & desserts.  You can find their monthly menu on their website at:
  2. They have BINGO on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM.  Come join in the fun.  Reuable BINGO cards are 3/$1.00.  Sonja's Cafe donates a special dish on BINGO Monday.  Thank you, Sonja & Gene!
  3. They have a lending library with books, DVD's and audio books.  
  4. They also provide a mini-food bank which has other household items and clothing when donated to them.  
  5. Their medical equipment bank has a variety of items that are loaned out to people in need.  
  6. Rainier school groups & other non-profit groups, as well as civic groups use their building for their activities.  
You can help support the Senior Center of Rainier when you shop on Amazon by using the Amazon Smile program.  It costs you nothing.  The Amazon Smile Link is at:  Please share!  Thanks!!!

The Seniors are pleased to let you know that Ebay also has a charity giving program through PayPal.  Sellers can dontate a percentage of their sales to the Senior Center when listing their products.  The Tenino Time Machine donates to the Senior Center through Ebay.  Thank you Deni & Chris!
Many people and businesses support the Senior Center of Rainier.  

Last year Lowe's provided enough paint & supplies to paint the inside of the building.  Then the JZ Knight Humanities Foundation donated money to the center to have the outside of the building painted.  (The foundation gave permission to let the center use the leftover money to have the upstairs painted, too.)

They've had monitary donations by small businesses & members of community.  Recently a pool table, large clock, display cabinet, china cabinet, oak entertainment centers, TV's, DVD players, books appliances and a stacking washer & dryer set have all been donated to the center.  

The Senior Center of Rainier is a great place to socialize with friends.  We welcome everyone.  Parents & grandparents are always welcome to bring children.  Come join us for a special meal with your friends.  The Senior Center of Rainier is the place to go for lunch on Mondays & Wednesdays.  Hours are from 10 AM - 2 PM.  Homemade soup is served at 11:30 AM.  A homemade meal is served at 12:00 noon.  Wholesome, nutricious meals like Mama used to cook!  

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.  The Senior Center of Rainier is located at 108 Michigan St. S, Rainier WA 98576.  We are just off of HWY 507.  Or email them at:  Join us for lunch!

Friday, March 13, 2020


Dear Friends,  This is my latest input — from a friend whose brother is on the Stanford hospital board and sent this: 

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected?  By the time you have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis.   

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:  Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you do this successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, there is no fibrosis in the lungs; it basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. 

Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why?  Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and then the lungs. That's very dangerous. 

Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon. 


  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold. 
  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. 
  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees C.  (About 77 degrees F.)  It hates the Sun. 
  4. If someone sneezes with it, it goes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne. 
  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it. 
  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on. 
  9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will      suffice.  
  10. I can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water! 


  • It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days.
  • The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia.  This takes about 5/6 days further.
  • With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.  
  • The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind.  You feel like you're drowning.  It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dictionaries for Eagle View Christian School Third Graders!

Today George and I went to Eagle View Christian School to give dictionaries to their third graders.
Their students were very surprised when they received their new books!

These little books have a tremendous amount of information in them about:  every state in the USA, US Presidents, Planets, Sign Language Alphabet, Braille Alphabet, the longest word (over 1900 letters!) and so much more.

A special "Thank You" to Barbie Ballou, the staff and students at Eagle View Christian School for their warm welcome!  It's always a joy just being there.

The students all had their noses in their new books!  Check it out!