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Family Southwest Washington

July 2013



Keep Kids Safe

tips families should know


Set your trip up for success

Up Listen odbye Say Go tive to Selec Hearing

Fun in a Zip

Guide Dogs Animals lend a helping hand

What a Gem Find your birthstone


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Chehalis Family Dental Welcomes Dr. Jin Yoo.

Dr. Yoo grew up in Hawaii. After graduation, he spent numerous years as a volunteer helping the less fortunate all over the world. His travels and life experiences led him to Loma Linda University where he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He continues his post graduate education and training in the dental field because of his strong concern for his patient’s well-being. Dr. Yoo enjoys the outdoors such as hiking and surfing.

Meet Dr. Calvin Kim and his family.

Shown here with his wife Amy, their daughters Charis and Caia, and their puppy Tamarind. Dr. Kim is a 2000 graduate of Loma Linda University. He is in his 13th year of practicing dentistry. Dr. Kim considers it a blessing to be able to serve the dental needs of families in Lewis County.

Chehalis Family Dental

1299 B Bishop Rd. Chehalis, WA 98532

(Off of I-5, Exit 76. Next to the Steck Medical Center)



Andrew Pak Centralia Christian

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Family Southwest Washington

July 2013


On the cover:

Peyton Smith, age 8. Proud parents are Marti Smith & Trevor Smith both of Centralia. Photo by Alison Clinton, owner of Horizon Photo & Design. Please see ad on page 27.

Keep Kids Safe

pg. 24


pg. 21


tips families should know

Set your trip up for success

Guide Dogs

Up Listen odbye

Animals lend a helping hand

Say Go ive to Select Hearing

What a Gem

Fun in a Zip

pg. 20

Find your birthstone

pg. 14

pg. 8

pg. 28

LetteEr ditor from the

Summer is in full swing! July is here, school is out and hot summer days are upon us. If your family is anything like mine, that means camping trips, gardening (or attempting to do so!) and sooner or later the words ultimately uttered by all of our kiddos, "I'm bored." I hope you find the many activities in this edition useful for keeping your children occupied and entertained. And, when the inevitable phrase is finally spoken (I'll play the bad guy for you) you can encourage them to join in a game that I recommend ‌ Choose a Chore.

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July Contents Area Happenings


Summer Fun

Camping Tips

Dewey Dare You?

4 6 Bike Party


Listen Up!

12 A Year Older

What a Gem! Birthstones

Use the Trash Can Less



Keep Kids Safe

23 Day Trip!



16 Teacher Feature

Guide Dogs



Potato King




24 Scrapbook Smiles



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July Events JULY 4TH

Fourth of July Party 11:30 a.m., Great Wolf Lodge, Rochester Join the fun at the Tadpole Pond (outdoor Spray Ground) for a fun-filled afternoon of balloon twisting, face painting and a dance party! Bring the entire family for a day of fun and show off your dance moves. For more information, please visit www.

Summerfest All day, Borst Park, Centralia Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and kid’s fishing derby at Borst Park followed by “I Ran From the Cops” 8K fun run or the 1.5 Health Walk SWAT Challenge. Then enjoy games, contests, entertainment, displays, hayrides, trolley rides, radio control model boat races and food vendors throughout the day. Summerfest Parade in downtown Centralia begins at 4 p.m. followed by the Destruction Derby at the SWW Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. and a fireworks display at SWW Fairgrounds at 10:30 p.m. There is a registration fee for the fun run/health walk and SWAT Challenge and an admission fee for the Destruction Derby. All other activities and entertainment are free including admission to the fairgrounds for the fireworks display after the destruction derby. For more information, please call 360-330-7688.


Schwingfest All weekend, Francis Enjoy dancing, stone throwing, wrestling, ice cream and more. For a complete listing and for prices, please visit


Cascade Country Cook-Off & Cascade Car Show All day, Stan Hedwall Park, Chehalis Great food, music and entertainment along with craft vendors, BBQ and a car show. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please visit www.


Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party 1 p.m., Centralia Timberland Library Dance to music of the Caribbean at Ian Dobson's "Pan Leggo" — a steel drum party. Children will have a chance to create music and learn some cultural history. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. For more information, please visit


Toledo Cheese Days All weekend, Toledo A weekend of fun activities! Join in on the frog jumping contest, bingo, golf tournament, parade, car show, BBQ, and more. For more information and times, please visit or call Dale at 360-864-6317. 4 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family


Summer Sports Jam 2013 6 p.m., Centralia Community Church, Centralia The event runs through the 19th and includes sports, games, teamwork, friendship, and character building for kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade. To register and find out fees, please go online to


Jeff Evan’s Dig into Magic 1 p.m., Centralia Timberland Library Magician Jeff Evans unearths the secrets of the deep in his new subterranean summer show. Science stunts, creepy crawlies, and magic are buried below. Jeff mines for precious metals, discovers aquifers of water, and reveals amazing facts about the world’s deepest super cave. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. For more information, please visit


Napavine Funtime Fest All weekend, downtown Napavine The weekend events include crowning of the princess, 5K Fun Run/Walk, breakfast and parade at 11 a.m. Other events will include a farmers market, children's games and activities, and a car show. For more information, please visit


Battle of Gettysburg All Day, Veterans Memorial Museum, Chehalis This year’s event will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will focus on the actions at Gettysburg Pennsylvania in 1863. Many historians will take to the field to enact the battle. There will be lectures on the battle itself, displays and demonstrations of aspects of life in the 1860's will also be there. Come tour the Confederate and Union Camps and talk to the General Staff officer or head over to the Civilian Encampment to learn about cooking, rope making, and medicine. Vendors will be on hand selling all kinds of items from uniforms, bonnets, jewelry and so much more! Food vendors are also on site. Admission to the event includes all the battlefield activities as well as admission to the Veterans Memorial Museum. For pricing and more information, please call 360-740-8875 or visit


Children’s Theater Workshop Performance 7 p.m. Morgan Arts Centre, Toledo A free performance by the children that attended the Children’s Theatre Workshop will be held at the Morgan Arts Centre. For more information, please call 360-864-4ART or visit


Free Classes at Centralia Ballet Academy for National Dance Day 1 p.m., Centralia Ballet Academy, Centralia Come celebrate National Dance Day at Centralia Ballet Academy. The event includes free classes, face painting, games, and prizes. You can also observe rehearsals of CBA's upcoming production of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. For more information, please call 360-623-9010 or go to

Oregon Trail Days

All weekend, Tenino The event offers a parade, black powder shoots, various vendors, and lots of food! For more information, please visit SWWF

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Wurlitzer Organ at the Fox Theatre Historic Fox Theatre Restorations presents Fridays at the Fox! Enjoy the sounds of the powerful Wurlitzer organ as the Fox throws open the doors to the theatre each Friday at 12 p.m. this summer. Bring a box lunch, or pick up your favorite treat at Holley’s Place. Then sit back and soak in the sounds. Organist Paul Van Dyck is donating his talent and he takes requests! The fun will continue each Friday until Labor Day. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Scott White at 360-880-8053.

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Did You Know?

An average cow weighs about 1,400 pounds.

Cows spend about 8 hours each day eating.

Cows move their jaws about 40,000 times a day.

A cow eats over 100 pounds of food and drinks 30 to 40 gallons of water each day.

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The average dairy cow can produce about 2,500 gallons of milk each year — that can equate to more than 21,000 pounds of milk each year.

Cows produce about 25 gallons of saliva each day. Cows only have teeth on the lower half of their gums — they have no upper teeth. SWWF

On this day in 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion. Draw the maple leaf flag.

Canada Day

Start a Summer Book Club with your friends. Choose a book together then pick a meeting day to discuss it.

Get ready for the 4th celebrations today. Make costumes and decorate bikes with red, white and blue.

Independence Day

Take a walk with a family member. Observe your surroundings and see if you spot birds and flowers along the way.

Find a recipe or buy a mix and make blueberry muffins for breakfast today.

Try jumping rope with some friends. It takes some practice, but it's great exercise.

Celebrate cows today. Think about all the things you get from a cow. Cow Appreciation Day

Make a smoothie with lots of fruits. Add a quarter cup of chopped fresh spinach or another green vegetable.

Make a lemonade stand today and sell your refreshing drinks to passersby.

Find a shady spot and have a nice family picnic today.

Create a secret code. Share the code with a friend and write coded notes to each other.

Reorganize part of your room—a closet, a bookshelf or a toy chest. Collect toys and books you no longer use and give them to an organization that will distribute them.

Make some paper airplanes today and fly them with a friend. Measure whose plane goes farthest.

Local News Look up events in your local newspaper or newspaper’s website and plan for the entire week.

Write and send a postcard to a friend or family member living far away. Tell them about your summer and ask them to write back to you.

Make a macaroni necklace today. You can change their color by soaking in food coloring. Allow them to dry on a paper towel and then thread them on a string.

National Picnic Month Find a creative way to cool off. Make a shower with a garden hose or run through the sprinklers.

Visit a museum or an art gallery today. Find something you really like among the exhibits and explain why you chose it.

National Blueberry Month

Can you eat red, white and blue healthy food today?

Make a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade and give it to a Put all your soft toys neighbor out in a circle and as a give them a Teddy sweet Bear’s Picnic. summer surprise! Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day

Amelia Earhart Day

Grab a friend and practice throwing and catching a ball. If you’re right-handed, try catching with your left hand. If you’re left-handed, try catching with your right hand. Get a paper lunch bag and turn it into a puppet. Draw a face on the bottom using markers or crayons. Paper Bag Day

Write a movie review for a film you have seen this summer. Tell what you liked or disliked about it. Mail it to a friend or family member.

Have a parent hide a “treasure” and write down clues for you to follow. Have a fun treasure hunt with your friends.

Pack a lunch and take a long bike ride with a group of friends. Tell a parent your planned route.

Check out what local events are happening in your area this weekend. Look through the local newspaper or the newspaper’s web site.

Draw a postcard and send it to a friend. Remember to write the full address on one side and add a stamp.

When is the last time your family visited a museum? Plan a visit today.

Create a comic strip. Use two characters to tell riddles or knock-knock jokes. Draw a week’s worth of strips. Make ice cream sundaes for your family. Include as many fruits as possible.


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g n i p m a It’s C Season 1. Before You Go

r trip, Before you even begin packing for you get your there are a few items that are sure to adventure off to a good start. are • Check the weather for the area you r is going to be camping at. If the weathe t to going to be rainy/cold, you may wan reschedule for a better time. no • Call ahead and make sure there are n on restrictions or closures where you pla going. d. • Check for any fees or permits require it is If you want to bring a pet, make sure allowed. going • Let someone know where you are and when you will be back. • For beginners, practice pitching your tent and get familiar with your supplies.

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No summer vacation is complete without a camping trip or two. It is a great way to bring the family together and enjoy the great outdoors. Before you load up the car and hit the gravel for your favorite site, don’t forget to make sure you are prepared for your wilderness adventure.

2. What To Bring After you have done all the “before you go” tasks, you are ready to start packing! Leaving something behind could make or bre ak an otherwise good trip so make sure to check twice and have a list to help you rem ember the necessities. Spend the night camping at Thousand Trails in Chehalis and enjoy a fun Independence Day celebration July 4th. Enjoy a barbeque lunch on the Family Lodge deck. Bring your bikes and decorate them and join the annual 4th of July Parade! Compete for Most Patriotic Campsite & Best Dressed Bike!

3. What To Pack

• Pocketknife • Compass/GPS and a map of the area • First aid kit • Extra clothing (Have layers packed even if you think it will be too warm) • Rain gear (We do live in Washington.) • Water • Flashlight and an extra set of batteries

Cascade Peaks in Randle is one of the many campsites that is a great family friendly site. Some great traditional features include:

Try it out and let us know what you think!

• Private, wooded settings • Scenic vistas • Fire pits • Tire swings • Play area

5. If You Think You Are Lost

Being aware that getting lost is a possibility and knowing what to do if that happens is essential when camping. If you think you are lost, stay where you are. If you are in a group stay together instead of separating. Study your map and look closely at your surroundings. Make sure to check for any hazards and observe the weather and how much light will be left in the day. If necessary, make a shelter near an open space and set out signals. Stay calm, rest and wait for help.

• Enough food for your trip plus a few days and a tight-closing cooler • Waterproof matches or fire starter (check fire restrictions) • Sun and bug protection • Tent/tarp and sleeping bag • Dishes/utensils and camp stove • Fishing poles and hiking gear if that is part of your trip plan • Camera • Signal device (mirrors, streamers or marker) • Whistle (This is great to use if you get separated from your group.)

Know 4. What You Should ons ibilities.

With all activities come rules and resp safer Knowing the rules will lead to a better, mishaps and camping trip with fewer hazards and from our acting responsibly will keep nature safe visits. • Camp at least 200 feet from water including trash • Carry out anything you brought in, psite, use only • If there is no burn ban at your cam site when fallen timber or wood purchased at the the provided creating a campfire. Make sure to use your fire fire ring and clear any debris ect, so water on your doesn’t spread. Don’t forget to pour es to make fire when you are done and stir the ash sure no burning embers are left. SWWF

Pioneer Pie Social at the Historical Claquato Church July 14th from 12pm to 4pm Live & Silent Pie Auction with Auctioneer Todd Mason & Chicken Bingo! Plus, Live Music by folk singer Hank Cramer, Rosie and the Posers and Brian Mittge! Historical Claquato Church 125 Water St., Chehalis, WA 98532 More Info: (360)748-0831 Sponsored by:

Lewis County Historical Museum 599 NW Front Way, Chehalis, WA 98532 July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 9

Dewey Dare You? We do!

by Lisa Cipolla of Centralia Timberland Regional Library School has ended, and you may already be hearing the moans, “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Well, fear not because July is here. July is National Anti-Boredom Month and your local library has the resources to make it your best anti-boredom month ever. There are books and magazines to read, movies to watch, CD’s to listen to, and computers to play internet games on. As well as friendly staff to help you find what you need. If boredom has you in its pernicious grasp, a trip through the non-fiction shelves with a handy Dewey Decimal Classification guide in your hand (ask for one at your library) might be just what you need. On those shelves, you will find some great antiboredom material for sunny summer days. One of my favorite new anti-boredom, authors is Heather Swain. In her first book, Make These Toys: 101 Clever Creations Using Everyday Items (745.5924 – Toy Making), she divides the book into chapters based on the building material being used. Unlike other books, when she says “everyday items,” she means “everyday items”: balloons, cardboard boxes, rubber bands, drink containers and more. Swain makes the everyday a bit more interesting with facts about the material used at the beginning of each chapter. She also offers options for increasing your fun, like a cookbook suggests side dishes to make with an entrée. For example, rubber band chair leg catapults are an excellent defense system for occupants of a cardboard box castle with a drawbridge, and can only be countered by mini-marshmallow poppers.

If you run out of boredombusting ideas from Make These Toys, you can check out Swain’s newest book, Play These Games: 101 Delightful Diversion Using Everyday Items (790.1922 – Games and Activities for Kids). Also divided by materials used, the materials list in this book ranges from paper cups to a digital camera and photo printer. Some of these materials aren’t as commonplace as those in Swain’s first book, but the fun quotient makes it worthwhile to track them down. Some of my favorites from this book include micro-golf (ping pong balls) or button golf (buttons), hula hoop jousting, bigfoot box shoe races, and table croquet (foam board and chenille stems). 10 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

Love your dog? There’s 101 Fun Things to Do with Your Dog: Tricks, Games, Sports, and Other Playtime Activities by Alison Smith (636.7 - Dogs).

Love the outdoors? Learn how to pitch a tent, tie knots, use a compass, build a campfire and cook up s’mores in Campout! The Ultimate Kids’ Guide: From the Backyard to the Backwoods by Lynn Brunelle (796.54 - Camping). And if you need some scary stories to tell around that campfire, you might want to take a peek at Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (398.25 – Ghost Stories).

Love mud? Check out Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots : Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy (635.083 – Gardening starts in the 635s). Would you rather be onstage than dig in the dirt? Perform for family and friends with help from Lisa Bany-Winters’ book On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids (792.029 – Theater). Are you theatrical AND crafty? Try a puppet show! 10-Minute Puppets by Noel MacNeal (745.5922 – Making Puppets, or 745.59224 - Puppetry) shows you how, with finger puppets, sock puppets, shadow puppets, instructions for building a stage and tips for putting on a show. Not sure what constellation you’re looking at while camping on a hot summer night? You don’t need a telescope – just a pair of binoculars and a copy of Stargazing with Binoculars by Robin Scagell (523.8022 – Star Guides) or for the younger set, go with Seeing Stars by Dandi Mackall (523.8 – Stars). Or even A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: the Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations, and How You Can Find Them in the Sky by Michael Driscoll (520 – Astronomy). Not sure which boredom-busting activity to choose? Choose a book with a variety of activities. For July, I recommend Summer Fun!: 60 Activities for A Kid-Perfect Summer by Susan Williamson (790.1922 – Games and Activities for Kids).

Not into building and making things? There are a lot more on the library shelves to inspire you: Love hiking? The library has lots of books on different trails in the area. Want to go east and explore Mount Rainier? Try Hiking the Wonderland Trail: the Complete Guide to Mount Rainier’s Premier Trail by Tami Asars (917.97 – Washington State). Want to go west and explore the Olympic Peninsula? Check out Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula by Seabury Blair (917.9794 – Olympic Peninsula). Of course, you can pick up these books - or choose from dozens more - at your local Timberland library. And while you’re there, check out the 2013 Summer Reading Program. This year’s summer reading program will have kids “Dig Into Reading,” and get teens “Beneath the Surface.” Stop by your library to pick up an events calendar, check on events at our website,, or on your library’s Facebook page. Then join us for great boredom-busting performers, crafts, movies, pet shows and more! SWWF Lisa M. Cipolla is a youth services librarian at Centralia Timberland Library. She enjoys riding motorcycles, on the street and at the track. Lisa also loves reading (isn’t that required for librarians?), big dogs, plants, and watching professional bull riding. She is often heard singing story time songs, probably not as quietly as she should.

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Real Party

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Happy 7th Birthday Susannah!


7th Annual


Blueberry Festival

Aug. 2, 3 & 4 2013

Talent Show on Aug. 2 • 5K Run on Aug. 3 Quilt Show Car Show Music

Join us Pie Eating Contest for a Parade Family Fun Dog Show weekend of FUN!

Free Concert! Aug. 2nd • 6-10 p.m. Chris Guenther & The Honkey Tonk Drifters Lake Mayfield Resort & Marina!

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Listen Up! by Misty Henning of Centralia

“Well,” said the doctor as she walked back into the room, “it looks like your son did well on the hearing test. So if you’ve noticed that he seems to have trouble hearing you sometimes, we call that ‘selective hearing.’” She gave me a comical wink as I stared gaping at her, surprised at how spot-on she was. On many occasions I’ve actually stopped repeating myself for the umpteenth time and thought, “Maybe

Bobbi Chapman is a long tenured teacher at Fiddlesticks Co-op Preschool in Centralia and a veteran when it comes to getting kids to listen. She uses eye contact as one of her primary communication tools. “When you tell them to look at your eyes, it centers them and they are able to hear you better,” she says. It is much harder to be engaged in a conversation with someone if you are staring at their knee cap! Get down on the same level as your child and encourage connection with physical contact (holding hands, or a hand on their shoulder) and eye contact.

Prepare them to listen Get down on their level Leslie Moog is a seasoned kindergarten teacher at Rochester Elementary and likes to take a proactive approach to encourage sharp ears among her students. “Kids have trouble with transitions,” she says “so they need time to process what is going to happen next.” To get your child’s full focus, help eliminate distractions by allowing them to wrap up what they are doing first. Leslie warns her students saying, “I’m giving you 2 minutes to wrap up what you’re doing because I’m going to need your attention after that.” Anticipating the shift in gears, children are more likely to willingly give their focus and obedience after.

there’s something wrong! Maybe he really can’t hear me!” Apparently I’m not the only parent who has wondered about their child’s hearing at one time or another. Frequently off in their own little world, breaking through with questions or commands can be difficult and getting them to follow those instructions once heard is even harder. This is a battle every parent faces but there are some tools that can help improve communication between parents and their pint-sized antagonists.

Make sure your instructions are age appropriate. “A lot of it is developmental,” says Bobbi, noting that toddlers can typically only handle one task at a time while five-year-olds should be able to follow three-step directions. Keep it simple. “Just say a direct command without adding too much to it,” she says. Giving long explanations while issuing instructions can distract little minds that are already prone to wandering.

Give choices

Commands focusing on the negative can easily backfire. “Tell them what to do instead of what not to do,” says Bobbi. “If you tell them ‘don’t run,’ younger kids especially, may only hear the ‘run’ at the end.” At Fiddlesticks they use alternatives like please use your “walking feet.” Instead of just saying “stop,” Bobbi recommends using the command “freeze” with explicit instructions to stop moving and put their hands on their knees. Instead of taking time to think about what it is that they need to stop doing kids focus on the action associated with freeze and automatically stop their feet and put their hands on their knees.

Keep it simple

Leslie also recommends empowering children by offering a choice; not in whether or not they will do what you are asking but in the way that they will do it. For example, when it’s time to brush their teeth, Leslie suggests that parents offer choices like, “Do you want to brush your teeth first or do you want mommy to go first?” While this tactic can be helpful, especially with the stronger willed children, she warns that you must also find opportunities to let them know that not everything comes with a choice. You don’t want your high-school student having a melt-down because they weren’t allowed to choose which desk they would like to sit at.

Focus on the positive Let them do the repeating If you sound like a broken record when making your request, it’s time to try something different. “Kids can be taught to obey the first time instead of the third time,” says Leslie. The more you’re willing to ask them to do something without consequences the more often kids will wait until it’s absolutely necessary to respond. If you aren’t sure that they truly heard and listened to you, ask them to repeat what you just said. This tactic makes them stop and think about what they will need to achieve, and the repetition will hopefully help them retain it long enough to get the job done.

Lead by example Consistency & follow-through A big step in getting kids to listen is getting them to believe what you say. It’s amazing how empty threats and inconsistent follow-through can make your words meaningless. “One thing that I really feel strongly about is that children need to have boundaries,” says Leslie, adding that in dangerous situations the consequence can be far more serious than a time out. “A child needs to know that for their safety they need to obey the words of their parents.” Inconsistent messages are confusing for any of us, and more so for little ones expected to follow our rules. I was recently reminded of this by my oldest. After instructing him and his 2-year-old brother and cousin not to do something and repeatedly battling the issue, I ended up caving. I was surprised when I noticed him moping a little later, thinking he’d be happy that things had gone his way in the end. When I asked him about it he said he didn’t understand the change of heart and shared, “It kinda feels like you’re trying to trick me.” Regardless of the outcome, kids want to know where the boundaries are and that we mean what we say.

Misty graduated from Adna High School and Eastern

Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Communications. She enjoys combining her

passion for writing with her love for her family.

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Potato King Grow potatoes in a garbage can! Use a clean, unused garbage can and drill 12 drainage holes all over the bottom. Put a foot of organic potting soil in the bottom of the garbage can and plant your potato. As the plant grows keep adding more soil until the can is half-full. Once the tops have flowered, yellowed and died it’s time to dig up the potatoes! Don’t forget to water when needed.

onions Potatoes and a cool in can be stored onths. m dry place for

Plants to sow in August: Arugula Cabbage Collards Endive Kohlrabi Lettuce Mustard Greens Onion and Shallot Seed Spinach Turnips

Buy seed or transplants locally!

See who ca n fi biggest pot nd the at year and cr o each ow King or Que n them en Spud.

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Types of Gardens:

t o o F e r Squa g n i n e d r Ga

Traditional – Till everything under in one big garden. Cut-Out – Rows of garden beds between grass walkways. Square Foot – Build a raised bed, divide the space in sections (one square-foot each) and then plant fruits and vegetables in just the amount of space they need. Advantages include: reduced workload, less watering, easy (and minimal) weeding, and easy access to your crops. Raised Beds - Wooden or rock beds- make a garden anywhere. Cold Frame Garden – mini greenhouse gives you a jump start to spring plantings or gives you fresh greens all winter.

Grow a Cut-Flower Garden for fresh flowers and bouquets all season.


“Smiles from the heart”

Get More From Your Bank Local Branches

Centralia, Chehalis, Grayland, Morton, Pe Ell, Raymond, Rochester, South Bend

Saturday Banking Hours

Chehalis Airport Branch – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rochester Branch in Bailey’s IGA – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open Until 7 p.m.

Monday-Friday at our Chehalis Airport Branch

Member FDIC 800-242-2036

Orthodontics for children and adults • Warm, caring atmosphere • Complimentary initial exam & consultation • No referral necessary

• Invisalign certified provider • Most Insurances Accepted • Flexible Financing

2405 Borst Ave. Centralia • 360-736-0129 July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 17

Happy Birthday!

Josh D. turns 4 on July 9!

Kristen H. turns 9 on July 22!

Delaney G. turns 12 on July 3!


McKenzie A. turns 11 on July 4!

Paisley H. turned 1 on June 13!

Savannah B. turns 6 on July 19!

Garrett P. turns 13 on July 24!

Kiya S. turns 9 on July 12!

Jenny M. turns 10 on July 30!

If your picture is featured on one of these pages, bring it to one of our two local Great Clips locations and receive a FREE KIDS CUT* during the month of July!

Thank You To Our Birthday Sponsor! 18 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

*Please see ad on page 29

Deadline for August birthdays is July 19, 2013.

Happy Birthday! BELATED

Happy Sweet 16 Christina! Charlee H. turned 5 on June 30!

Christina H. turns 16 on July 2!

Xander P. turns 5 on July 26!

Shane C. turns 7 on July 8!


Alisa S. turned 9 on June 2!


Traci S. turned 12 on June 5!

She has been featured on our birthday page since she was 11 years old!

Isaura C. turns 4 on July 1!


Bethany S. turned 9 on June 2!

Submit your birthday photos online at July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 19

You know you have a birthDAY. Did you know you also have a birthSTONE? A special gem stone has been selected to be the birthstone for each month of the year.






Garnet Emerald





Garnet – purplish red Amethyst – purple Aquamarine – greenish blue Diamond – white Emerald – green Pearl – white


Ruby – red Peridot – light green Sapphire – blue Opal – blue and green and white Topaz – orangish yellow Turquoise – light blue

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension; follow written directions. Matching.

20 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

1. Find the month you were born in the box below. 2. Next to your birthday month, there are two symbols. The first symbol shows you which horizontal line to follow on the Intergalactic Gem Stone Locator Grid. The second symbol tells you which vertical line to follow.



3. The gem at the point where the two lines meet is your personal birthstone!


Pair of Socks or Infant Hat with Purchase! Limit one coupon per family. Valid 7/27/2013 only. *Exc. use of trade or other offers.

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ANSWER: There are 21.

Do You Support This Magazine?

SWWF Standards Link: Math; measure time using calendars. Reading Comprehension; follow simple written directions.


We Couldn’t do it without them! July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 21


August 3rd & 4th!

Huge Consignment Event! • Children’s Furniture • Toys • Clothing (baby - teen) • Costumes • Maternity • Much More!

Sunday many items 50% off!

Items are priced like a garage sale but it’s set up like a store. August 3rd & 4th! Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Located in building.

Southwest Washington


Visit for more information. 22 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

“She is the best teacher ever!!”

~ Wyatt Davidson, nominator

Mrs. Bower would like to say….

“I am very thankful to be able to work with a great bunch of parents, staff members and children in this community.”

Miss Marci Bower, Adna Elementary, 2nd grade What is your favorite part of teaching?

My favorite parts of teaching are the joy of being able to work with kids and that every day is a new day.

Do you have a favorite teaching memory?

My favorite teaching memory was when I watched my first class that I taught graduate. I was able to watch them mature throughout the years and mature into young adults. SWWF

At the start of class, when Mrs. Bowers opened the classroom door, it was wonderful to see all her kids come in with excitement and smiles on their faces, ready to enjoy another day being taught by a wonderful and fun teacher.

Send in nominations for your favorite teacher or coach. Mail to 321 N. Pearl, Centralia, WA 98531 or email to If you email us and we don’t reply we haven’t received your message. Please give us a call at 807-8217.

Name of teacher nominated and school or coach, team & sport: __________________________________________________________________

kids and “She’s great with the possible she does everything ” to make learning fun. ~ Rebecca Hawk, Mother of nominator y Te ac h e r

F e t ur

& N IE S p o n s



Email: ___________________________________________________________ Please include a few sentences on why you think your teacher/coach should be featured on a separate piece of paper. If you have a picture of your teacher/coach, please send it in too! We may contact you to learn more.

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Name of parent & phone #: ________________________________________


Name of child nominating: ________________________________________

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Always be aware and remember to use and teach these common tips. During family outings, establish a central, easy-to-locate spot to meet should you get separated. Also teach children how to locate help in public places and identify people who they can ask for help, such as uniformed law enforcement, security guards, and store clerks with name tags.

Caution children never to accept a ride from anyone unless you have told them it is okay to do so in each instance.

Teach children to check in with you if there is a change of plans (to prestated events/activities.)

Place the family computer in a common area, rather than a child's bedroom. Monitor their time spent online and the websites they've visited, and establish rules for Internet use. SWWF

These responses have been prepared by: Craig Larsen, Manager & Jennifer Ducummon, Public Education Coordinator, Lewis County 911 Communications. Please reference for resources on keeping children safe.

Why wait for emergency care? Morton Hospital’s average ER wait... 32 Minutes Other hospitals? You’re lucky if it’s less than 4 Hours

Morton General Hospital 521 Adams • Morton • 360-496-5112 24 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

LeeAnn Evans, R.N.

Use the Trash Can


When you think of recycling, do you ever wonder what you can recycle? Most people know newspaper, cans and cardboard can be recycled but after that short list many people get stuck. According to Jason Blankenship from Hand-n-Hand recycling, “Almost everything in your home is considered a ‘commodity’ in terms to how it relates to the recycling industry. Everything has a trade value on each and every stock market throughout the world and is traded every single day. Your workout bench, your blender, your old computer, pots and pans, that fencing from the chicken coop, the bicycle that you out grew 10 years ago, the dead BBQ that your dad replaced last spring, all of it has a value as a recycled material.” Another reason some people may chose to skip the recycling and head straight to the garbage can is because they don’t realize the benefits. “It's a very simple philosophy really, ‘Go Green, Get Green.’” Blankenship goes on to say, “If the average high school class of 150 students, starting freshman year and continuing through senior year, recycled just one aluminum beverage container per person a day (and seriously, what teenager only has one drink a day, or their family for that matter,) then by the time they reach graduation they will have accumulated enough money to pay for a substantial portion, if not completely, a senior trip, function, etc. You would be looking at thousands of dollars over the course of those four years and that’s with JUST aluminum can recycling. Add in other ferrous and nonferrous metals like steel, copper and brass and you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars. Think of how many aluminum cans you see along the side the road on your way to school, work or home each day that you could add to that total.” So next time you go to throw something in the trash, pause and think- can this trash be something more?

Recycling aluminum reduces the energy needed to produce new aluminum by

95% “Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.”


July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 25

FREE LIFETIME TIRE AND MILEAGE CARE To help you get more miles out of your tires and more miles per gallon of gas. We provide:

For more information call

Principal Carlton at 360-748-3213


26 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

Nathan Wright Manager Chehalis 36 N. Market 748-0295

Our school with fully certified teaching staff have served Lewis County families from all faiths for over 55 years.


Mark Witham Manager Centralia 1211 Harrison 736-6603


Community Service • Goal Setting Cross-age Mentoring • Leadership Training


• Free Flat Tire Repairs • Free Tire Rotations • Free Tire Rebalancing • Free Air Checks • Free Brake & Alignment Checks • Hundreds of Les Schwab Locations to Serve You

All day preschool and kindergarten options.


• If your tire is damaged beyond repair we’ll replace its value • Our workmanship is guaranteed for the life of your tires • We offer free pre-trip safety checks

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Whatever the road throws at you - from potholes to nails - if your tire is damaged from any road hazard, we will replace the value of your tire.

Lewis County Adventist sChooL




Our Best Tire Value Promise is FREE with every passenger car and light truck tire purchase. Here’s what it includes…


Guide dogs help people who cannot see, by being their eyes. Seeing-eye dogs are trained at a special school. When a guide dog is given to a blind person, the dog and the person take classes together.

Once a guide dog and a person complete training, the dog learns the places the person needs to go, such as work or a coffee shop. The dog will stop at curbs and wait until the light changes to cross a street. A guide dog also prevents its owner from danger that they can’t see.

A: It’s important for a working dog to stay focused for the safety of the team and maintenance of training standards. But guide dogs enjoy interacting with the public when they have time. Please ask permission before you pet a guide dog.

Other dogs are their owner’s ears. An organization called Dogs for the Deaf rescues dogs and trains them to be “hearing dogs.” These dogs respond to fire and smoke alarms, the telephone, oven timers, alarm clocks, doorbells and even a baby’s cry.

Dogs also have a strong sense of smell. People have a poor sense of smell compared to dogs. Because dogs can smell better than people, they are used to help people by sniffing for chemicals, bombs and even for lost people. SWWF PHOTOS COURTESY CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE® •

Keeping all the members of your family happy and healthy! • Large & Small Animal Care • Boarding • Spay & Neuter • Dentistry • 24 Hour Service

1305 South Gold St. Centralia, WA

Call us at (360) 736-3361 July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family • 27

DAY TRIP Zip Line Wild Adventures Courses

Hours: Now- September 2; Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 3 - 29; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

11610 Clay City Rd., Eatonville 360-832-7163

Discovery Course

Test out your toughness and physical agility with the Discovery Course, one of four offered at Northwest Trek. This course includes a 14 foot climbing wall you must scale to get onto the course. Ten obstacles that will test your agility and balance as high as 17.5 feet into the canopy. The course features two zip lines that you'll whiz down.

There is a course for those ages 6 and older as well!

Our Experience

My son, age 9, and I had a great time on the Discovery Course. It was just enough of a challenge for our first time on a zip line course. My son had little hesitation about any of the challenges, and was ready to do it again as soon as we got our feet back on the ground. I on the other hand, was ready to wait a little bit before taking the challenge on again! I think it’s a good way to push yourself if you are afraid of heights. It was very sweet having my son cheer me on, telling me to take a deep breath, that I could do it. This was a great way to spend the afternoon! My son said it best when we got done, “That was awesome!” Pros: The course starts off with a lower crossing bridge and short zip line. This was a great way to show us how to properly connect our gear to the lines securely. Not extremely high, but high enough to get your heart racing. Cons: I can’t think of many negatives, overall it was great. The course does not have any staff on top of the platforms to make sure that people are secure with one carabiner before unhooking the second carabiner (which my son did quite a few times before getting the hang of it). I wish there was more actual zip lines to zoom down.

28 • July 2013 • Southwest Washington Family

Requirements (for Discovery Course)

• The minimum age is 8 years old, and the minimum height for visitors is 4 feet. • 1 parent (for a maximum of 2 children) must participate in the course with their youth . Proof of age may be requested when checking in and ages. • Reservations 24 hours in advance are required so make sure to call ahead. • Fully enclosed sporting or hiking shoes are required. • Fee is $29.95 for each person, plus admission to the park. SWWF


Paisley H. in her daddy’s race car. Brielle E. having a good time hanging out on the big toy!

Gracee C. picked flowers for mom on a beautiful spring day.

Maya J. visits the Lewis County Historical Museum. SWWF


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1114 View Avenue (next to Subway)

1640 Northwest Louisiana (next Walgreens)

Centralia 360-736-1230

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Women’s services at capital medical center

“ This is where I got my start.” “I’ve got a big life ahead of me and lots of things to learn. But there’s one thing I already know for sure. I’m glad I got my start at a special place. I’m glad my mother chose Capital Medical Center.”

Women’s Services – 360-956-3587

360-754-5858 • • 3900 Capital Mall Drive SW • Olympia, WA

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