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From the Editor’s Desk This month, I want to start off by saying thank you. For your many comments, sympathy cards and concern. Most of all for your prayers. Losing a parent or loved one unexpectedly in this life is definitely not easy. It is a journey into such a deep grief that I have never experienced before. My Mutti was young by my standards, at only 68 years of age when she went to heaven. I’m still having a hard time processing it. The grief comes in waves and has disturbed my usually great ability to focus. So thank you. Thank you for your words and wishes of love and support. Clients have been graciously understanding, and compassionate. I am blessed to have all of you rooting

for us, praying for us and sharing in this new walk. Many people have reached out to me who have encountered this type of grief. Walked through it. Are walking through it. My heart goes out to them all in thanks and sorrow. Many people have also asked how my children are taking this change. My mom was a large and prominent fixture in their lives, and missing her is hard. Each school performance, sporting event and family party will miss Mimi Toni desperately. They are sad, but have moved forward with the resilience that children so often show! They are doing ok, and that is all we can ask for now. One day at a time. One day. And as those days steadily progress forward, we rapidly approach the beginning of school. School supplies, school clothes, soccer practices and dance rehearsals are about to invade our little household. August usually brings with it the “last grasp” of summer, with heat and higher temperatures. I am sure you can agree with me that we do not necessarily care for more heat and higher temperatures around these parts! Rain would be nice. Temperatures that stayed in the 70’s or 80’s would be nice. One can hope, right? This issue is filled with all of those things that August brings. Sunshine, back to school, festivals and events to attend, and fun jokes to enjoy while you sip some cold lemonade. Pay close attention to the annual

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Garlic Festival information, and be sure to visit the Festival if you’re looking for some family fun. Garlic will be everywhere! Even garlic ice cream, I heard! If garlic isn’t your style for a Festival, there’s a free Art in the Park event that will offer exquisite views of artwork and crafts, as well as live demonstrations throughout the day. Plenty of art pieces to choose from if you’re looking for that next decoration item, and

many artist masters willing to show off a little while you watch them work. From rodeos to festivals, to riding the local Trolley, I hope you enjoy this last ‘bit of summer’. Until next month, be well and love the ones you’re with.

Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor

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Art in the Park Saturday, August 15th Fairs, Festivals & Fun, oh MY!

This is the “not bored” list!

Be sure to hang onto this issue of The Valley Bugler, full of all the upcoming Festivals and Community Events for the month of August! Saturdays & Sundays all Summer in Long Beach, WA Enjoy Face Painting, a Horse & Wagon and other fun family things to do at the world’s longest beach! One such special event is the weekly sidewalk chalk coloring contest, usually held on Saturdays. Get a team or compete against one another for whoever can have the most FUN with their chalk art. Take some time on a lazy Saturday afternoon to check out the artwork on the sidewalks, or hop on a horse and stroll the beach! July 28-Aug. 1 Clatsop County Fair at the fairgrounds in Astoria, on 109 acres overlooking the Walluski River. See website for schedule: Aug. 1 Kalama Music (Blues) Festival. Aug. 5-9 Astoria ‘Rockin’ on the River!’ Aug. 6-9 Annual Loggers Jubilee in Morton. Aug. 7-8 Oregon Tuna Classic in Ilwaco Aug. 7-9 Annual Vernonia Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show. Aug. 7-9 Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival at Clatskanie City Park.

Aug. 7-16 Clark County Fair at fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Aug. 23-25 Cathlamet Corral, annual longboard races Aug.7-9 Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival in Toledo. Aug. 7-9 Annual Seaside beach volleyball tournament. Aug. 18-23 SW Washington Fair in Chehalis. Aug. 14-15 Blues & Seafood Festival in Ilwaco 360-642-2400 Aug. 15 Longview Squirrelfest at Civic Center. Aug. 15 Art In The Park at Lake Sacajawea in Longview. Aug. 16 Untouchables Car show in Kalama Aug. 15 Annual Jazz and Oysters celebration in Oysterville. 360-642-2400 Aug 17-23 WA State International Kite Festival in Long Beach. Aug. 20-22 Wahkiakum County Fair at the County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa 360-795-3480 Aug. 22 Annual Unique Tin Car Show and Swap Meet with cruise. Aug. 28-30 Chehalis Garlic Fest & Craft Show. Aug. 29 Hood-To-Coast Relay starting at Mount Hood, ending in Seaside Aug. 29 Hub City Car Show in Centralia Aug. 29-30 Threshing Bee, an old-time tractor pull in Toledo.

Mark your calendars! If you enjoy browsing flea markets and Farmers Markets, and appreciate art and craft type commerce as well, be sure to add this event to your calendar! Coming soon, on August 15th, to our beautiful Lake Sacajawea, is the 7th Annual “Art in the Park” event. Held at the Hemlock Plaza, RA Long side of the lake, folks can browse the juried exhibit of fine arts and crafts that are also offered for sale. There will be all kinds of mediums to admire and you can meet the artist who created them. Some of the artists will be demonstrating. Mediums on display range from handmade soap, photography, pottery, wood, glass, jewelry, fiber art, paintings, recycled art and more. Come by and see what wonderful talent this community has, you won’t be disappointed. You can enter your name in a free raffle and get a chance to win the original silk painting that was used for the Art in the Park poster by Susan Supola (pictured above), a piece of handmade

jewelry by Mary Fortner or a $50.00 gift certificate from the Broadway Gallery. The sunshine is usually known to be out during this time of summer, so be sure to come and enjoy the day with others surrounding the lake, and bring your creative side! About Columbian Artsts Association: Celebrating its 39th year. There are over 25 current members from Washington and Oregon. Other artists are encouraged to join in celebrating creativity and imagination. Meetings The Columbian Artists Association meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am to noon at The Baird House, which you enter from the alley behind St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 22nd and Louisiana in Longview, WA. The meeting begins at 10am and ends at noon. Members have a challenge project every other month. Everyone is encouraged to participate but it is not required.

Left: A small sampling of the thousands of kites to be enjoyed at the Washington State International Kite Festival! Demonstrations and competitions will hold even the youngest of attentions. Bring the family. Held this year from August 17-23rd. Photo by Monica, provided with permission by

Colorful Skies Predicted for Washington State International Kite Festival • Aug 17-23

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HOT Summer Nights in Woodland ♪♫ The Lighter side ☺ Summer is here they tell me. Want something fun to do? This is a FREE non-alcoholic Family Event. Every Friday Night from July 10th through August 16th the Downtown Woodland Revitalization (DWR) sponsors music at Hoffman Plaza on Davidson Ave. The bands are primarily local and play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Streets are closed off, there is sidewalk chalk for the kids (and big kids). You can bring your lawn chair, tap your toes or dance in the street if you are so inclined! In addition, Woodland is offering their rejuvenated Woodland Farmers Market from 3pm-7pm, preceeding the fun of Hot Summer

Nights. Giving everybody an excellent opportunity to wind down their work week with great conversation and fresh produce and local fare, they hope you will come downtown some Friday evening and just enjoy the music, food and art features. For vendor information and exact schedule, please check: See you there! July 31st: The Elvis Tribute ban, Mark Stevenz rocks it. August 7th: ‘Misty Mammas’ brings us toe tappin’ tunes. August 14th: ‘Road Hard’ closes it out for the season. This is a family-friendly non-alcoholic event every Friday evening.

FreedomFest • August 21 • FREE Friday, August 21st from 4-8PM Tam O’Shanter Park in Kelso. Free admission, Live music, bouncy houses & inflatables, giveaways,

face painting and more. Come and hear the Good News of Jesus. For more info contact New & Living Way at 703-3340.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival July 31st - August 2nd

Prepare your senses for some delicious fun at the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival this July 31-August 2! With everything from car, dog and quilt shows to a family friendly 5K

run/walk, your weekend in Mossyrock is bound to be full of plenty of fun. And blueberries. Don’t forget the blueberries! Plenty of musical entertainment is included with the nominal festival admission of only $1.00 for those ages 6 and over. (Includes parking). And of course, the Parade and Car Show are FREE. Also at the Festival will be a ‘Kids Art Contest’, Pie Eating Championship (Different age groups), Parade and a Bike Ride. Bring your family, your bikes and your appetite! While visiting Mossyrock you may want to buy some blueberries from a local farm and visit the flower fields and show garden at the DeGoede Bulb Farm. Better yet, make your visit part of a longer trip staying at one of the hotels or camp grounds along the beautiful White Pass Scenic By-Way stretching from I-5 south of Chehalis to Naches along US 12. Festival Info:

THE CHESS CHAMP A man went to visit a friend and was amazed to find him playing chess with his dog. He watched the game in astonishment for a while. “I can hardly believe my eyes!” he exclaimed. “That’s the smartest dog I’ve ever seen.” “Nah, he’s not so smart,” the friend replied. “I’ve beaten him three games out of five.”

THE WAGON A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of wheat on the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. “Hey, Willis,” he called out, forget your troubles for a while and come and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you overturn the wagon.” “That’s very nice of you,” Willis answered, “But I don’t think Dad would like me to .” “Aw, Come on son,” the farmer insisted. “Well, Ok.” the boy finally agreed, but Dad won’t like it.” After a hearty dinner, Willis thanked the host. “I feel a lot better now, but I know Dad’s going to be upset.” “Don’t be silly!” said the neighbor. “By the way, where is he?” “Under the wagon,” replied Willis. REFILL PLEASE? A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office. “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?’ “Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked, “NO REFILLS.” THE CARDIOLOGIST A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a wellknown cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage. “Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?” The cardiologist, a bit surprised,

walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its’ heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $39,675 a year and you get the really big bucks ($1,695,759) when you and I are doing basically the same work?” The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic..... “Try doing it with the engine running.” SINGLES AD This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It supposedly appeared in The Atlanta Journal. SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I’m a very good looking girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I’ll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me. Call (xxx) xxx-xxxx and ask for Daisy. Over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society about an 8-week old black Labrador retriever. WHO’S IN CHARGE? While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up at her father and asked, “Daddy, you’re the boss in our family, right?” The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, “Yes my little princess.” The girl then continued, “That’s because mommy put you in charge, right?” MARKET RESEARCH There was a telephone study of recent appliance purchasers, where one 93-year-old respondent was asked about extended warranties. Interviewer: “And why do you say you would ‘definitely not’ purchase an extended warranty for your new dishwasher?” Respondent: “Honey, at my age I don’t even buy green bananas.” FLAT TIRE There was this fellow from Eastern Kentucky who had a flat tire. He pulled off on the side of the road, jumped out of his car, walked down the hillside and picked a bunch of wildflowers. He then proceeded to put one bouquet of the flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious, he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was. The man replied, “I have a flat tarr.” In response the passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers”? The man responded, “When you break down, they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it neither.”

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Garlic Festival set for Aug. 28-30th Whether you are a lover of garlic or even just of festivals, you will have to make it to the Chehalis Garlic Festival on August 28-30th. Friday: Noon - 7:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm General Admission is $5, with 65+ and Military $4, and kids ages 12 and under FREE. (No pets or smoking please). It is a celebration of anything and everything garlic, as well as locally made crafts and arts displays. Garlic themed cuisine, artisans and craft vendors,

antiques, kid’s activities, chef demonstrations, live music, wine tasting and a beer garden. There will be 65 varieties of natural garlic! Who knew there were so many different kinds of garlic to enjoy? It’s their nineteeth year of food, crafts, displays and lots and lots of garlic. There is literally something for the whole family to enjoy at this festival. Beer garden on Friday and Saturday, live pony rides, face painting, make and take crafts, wine tasting, caricature artists and vendors galore. Some of the crafts include acrylic paintings, soy based candles, ceramic garden art, salad dressings and marinades, hand crafted art tiles, painted glass, beads, honey, pickled garlic, puppets, silver jewlery, sand critters, stained glass art, scrolled wood decor and art, vintage chenille jackets, and much much more! Some of the delicious foods available are: baked potato with garlic butter, BBQ Garlic Ribs, BBQ Oysters, Brownies with garlic frosting, Brisket sandwich stuffed with bacon and garlic, Chicken garlic fajitas, ka-

bobs, sate and red curry, Chips and garlic salsa, fudge, deep fried garlic cloves, clam strips, coconut prawns, corn dogs (garlic & hand-dipped!), garlic french fries, fruit crepes, garlic ice cream!, nachos with garlic, alligator on a stick, cajun stew, deep fried mushrooms, elephant ears, garlic gorgonzola fries, garlic kettle corn, garlic mocha, garlic philly cheesesteaks, chocolate dipped cheesecake, fried shrimp, pad thai, garlic salad, garlic pizza and so much more there is too much to list here!! If that partial list doesn’t get your belly growling and drool started up, then I really don’t know what will. Reports back from friends who have visited the Festival in years past are always filled with smiles and exclaiming “Mmmmmmmmm” when describing all the food and yummies. There will be games, kids crafts and face painting to accompany the fun. If that doesn’t sound like an absolutely fabulous time, then I don’t know what does! It makes for a fun time of walking around and people watching if nothing else! :-) As a fellow garlic lover and one who understands the value of its health properties, as well as its phenonemal taste, you will probably find me scarfing down pickled garlic and garlic ribs by the bucketload....see you there. Photo provided courtesy GarlicFest

SW Washington Fairgrounds 2555 North National Avenue Chehalis, WA 98532 DIRECTIONS: Traveling South on I-5 Centralia Exit #81 Mellen Street Left under the overpass Drive approximately six blocks Right on Pearl Street SW WA Fairgrounds on Right Traveling North on I-5 Chehalis Exit #79 Chamber Way Turn right off exit -Chamber Way Left onto National Avenue Turn left on Fair Street Left on Gold Street

♫♪ Concerts at the Lake ♪♫ Only a few left! Concerts at Lake Sacajawea at Martin’s Dock. Every Thursday evening from 6pm-8pm, live music will draw hundreds to relax and chill to their tunes. Bring your blankets, low back chairs and picnic dinners, or food service will also be available. The concert series is made possible by donations and support from the following community sponsors: Kirkpatrick Family Care, Red Canoe Credit Union, Cascade Networks,

KLOG/KUKN/The Wave, and Longview Orthopedic Associates. 2015 Remaining Schedule: July 30th: Wally & The Beavers Get ready to rock to the oldies with this 50’s and 60’s Rock & Roll Tribute Band. August 6th: Britnee Kellogg It’s a taste of home with this Country Rock headliner. August 13th: Paperback Writer Don’t miss the finale of the summer with this Beatles Tribute band.

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Farmers Markets are FRESH, with LOCAL produce at your fingertips

Alzheimer’s Association offers Caregiver Support Group Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also

on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Three Rivers Mall, Community Room, 351 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso, WA 98626. For information call Beth Bonnett at 360-423-1334.

the BLUE Rose

Having four visiting family mem- on her face and thanked me for takbers, the wife was very busy, so I of- ing the time to talk with her son. She fered to go to the store for her to get told me that most people wouldn’t some needed items, which included even look at him, much less talk to light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, him. I told her that it was my pleasure detergent, and Clorox. So off I went. and then I said something I have no I scurried around the store, gath- idea where it came from, other than ered up my goodies, and headed by the prompting of the Holy Spirit. for the checkout counter, only to I told her that there are plenty of be blocked in the narrow aisle by red, yellow, and pink roses in God’s a young man who appeared to be Garden; however, “Blue Roses” are about sixteen-years-old. very rare and should I wasn’t in a hurry, so I be appreciated for their Love simply. patiently waited for the beauty and distinctiveboy to realize that I was Love generously. ness. You see, Denny is there. This was when he a Blue Rose and if someCare deeply. waved his hands excitedone doesn’t stop and ly in the air and declared that rose with their Speak kindly. smell in a loud voice, “Mommy, heart and touch that rose Leave the rest with their kindness, then I’m over here.” It was obvious now, they’ve missed a blessing to God. he was mentally chalfrom God. lenged, and also startled She was silent for a as he turned and saw second, then with a tear in me standing so close to him, wait- her eye she asked, “Who are you?” ing to squeeze by. His eyes widened Without thinking I said, “Oh, I’m and surprise exploded on his face probably just a dandelion but I sure as I said, “Hey Buddy, what’s your love living in God’s garden.” name?” She reached out, squeezed my “My name is Denny and I’m shop- hand, and said, “God bless you!” ping with my mother,” he responded and then I had tears in my eyes. proudly. “Wow,” I said, “that’s a cool May I suggest that the next time name; I wish my name was Denny, you see a BLUE ROSE, don’t turn but my name is Steve.” your head and walk off. Take the “Steve, like Stevarino?” he asked. time to smile and say Hello. Why? “Yes,” I answered. “How old are Because, by the grace of GOD, you Denny?” this mother or father could be you. “How old am I now, Mommy?” This could be your child, grandchild, he asked his mother as she slowly niece, or nephew. What a difference came over from the next aisle.. a moment can mean to that person “You’re fifteen-years-old Denny; or their family. now be a good boy and let the man From an old dandelion! pass by.” Live simply. Love generously. Care I acknowledged her and continued deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to talk to Denny for several more min- to God. utes about summer, bicycles, and A very wise woman once said: school. I watched his brown eyes “People will forget what you dance with excitement because he said, People will forget what you was the center of someone’s attendid, but people will never forget tion. He then abruptly turned and how you made them feel.” headed toward the toy section. - Maya Angelou Denny’s mom had a puzzled look

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Castle Rock Fair Winners & Results Everyone had a great time at the Castle Rock Fair, and thousands of people came out for the fun! We hope to see everyone out there agin next year! Here are the results of the many contests and competitions from the Fair: Parade Walking 1) 4-H group 2) Girl Scouts 3) Cub Scouts Floats-commercial 1) The Villager 2) Rusty Resale 3) Nancy McInosh Private 1) Pirates & River Rats 2) Knutson Mini Carnival 3) LCC Headstart Organizations 1)The Methodist Church and Grand Sweepstakes 2) The Baptist Church 3) CR Pre School; Antiques Cars 1) Darwin Rider 2) Jerry Pliller Jr.& Sr. 3) Jan & Sandi Schmidt. Tractors 1) Bryce Bynn Horses

1) Thnder Mt. Queen 2) Susan Potter horse youth drill team Marching 1) Strutters Baton 2) CR Cheerleaders Pooper Scoopers 1) Nathan Tony and Grand Sweepstakes 2) Cowboy and Angels Walking with animal 1) CR Lions Shirley Dugge Lip Sync Contest Kids 1) Lindsay Logan 2) Hope Gold 3) Hally, Harly, Cam and Wes; Youth 1) Jamie Lee, Maylena Cherrington & Myla Landon Adult 1) Amanda Snow & Morgan Sweet

Talent Contest Kids 1) Inara McNew - Song 2)Adelyn McNew - piano 3)Ellie Foster - harmonica & hula hoop Youth 1) Kaila Hams 2)Cassidy Hendel & Lindsay Jones

Submitted by Georgia Cox AUGUST Events Every Monday: Our infamous Cinnamon Rolls and coffee will be served to the public from 10am to NOON. Suggested donation is only $1.50 for these delicious concessions. A great way to start your week! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Get that heart rate up and get healthy with the exercise classes from 9:30am to 10:30am! Facts show that exercise helps keep your body healthy and functioning as well as possible. Make it one of your New Year resolutions to come join us if you haven’t already! Every Wednesday: CAP offers Nutrition Meals for Seniors at the Center at NOON. Suggested donation is $3.00, but PLEASE call #636-2118 (by Monday) for reservations. Every Thursday: Fun Quilting projects will take place from 12pm to 3pm and Pinochle games are played in the Center later at 7pm

and is open to all who are interested, so bring your game! Every Friday: Lunches by reservation only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 274-7502 by Monday. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, August 11th: Join us for our program and potluck lunch, beginning at 11:00am with Dr. William Turner MD, speaking on “Knee and Hip Replacement”. Immediately followed by a potluck lunch at high NOON consisting of SALADS. Come join us! Thursday, August 20th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICES: “Write your Life Story” and Pape Tole will be on vacation until the Fall, and BINGO will not return until October 3. Have a wonderful August, and be sure to visit! Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

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From Spanish vaqueros to pro cowboys & girls, the rodeo lives! Whether it’s a million dollar Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) event or it features riders in a county fair, we love our rodeos. In the 1700s, Spanish vaqueros started it all, but they couldn’t envision events in some of today’s contests, such as chuckwagon racing, barrel jumping, and events for cowgirls. They would recognize the bronc riding, bull riding, and tie-down roping. During the early 1800s, people pouring into the West from the eastern states came in contact with Span-

ish, Mexican, Californio and Texas cowboys. They adapted their styles and tradition of working on ranches. Before long, cattle from the Southwest fed the huge population of the Eastern United States. Once or twice each year, ranchers would round up their cattle and organize long drives, taking them to markets in places like Kansas City. At the end of the long drives, cowboys would hold competitions with their own hands and those from other outfits, to see who had the best riders,

FUN MONTH• ropers and drovers. With the coming of the railroads, the cattle drives ended and there were far fewer jobs for cowboys. Some began to take jobs with a new American phenomenon, the Wild West Show. Over time, cowboy contests and Wild West shows melded into the modern rodeo, with 2,000 of them held in the United States and Canada each year. Have some fun with your family this month - get out and see a Rodeo! WASHINGTON RODEOS: August 5-8 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Grandview, WA 98930 August 13-16 Omak Stampede Omak, WA 98841

August 15th South Sound Bull Bash SW WA Fair, Chehalis WA August 20-23 Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo Goldendale, WA 98620 August 22-23 Pend Oreille Cusick Rodeo & Fair Cusick, WA 99119 August 27-29 Enumclaw Pro Rodeo Enumclaw, WA 98022 August 27-29 NPRA Rodeo Port Angeles, WA 98362 August 25-29 Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo Kennewick, WA 99336 August 26-30 Kitsap County Stampede Bremerton, WA 98310

‘If you haven’t fallen off a horse, then you haven’t been ridin’ long enough...’ - Anonymous

DING DING! Here comes the Trolley!

Aug. 1st - The Color Dash at Three Rivers Mall 9am, Kelso WA Aug. 8th - Special Olympics Car Show on Commerce, Longview Aug. 8th - Relay for Life at Kelso High School, Kelso WA Aug. 15th - Squirrel Fest Parade

10am, Longview WA Aug. 21st - Rides to the Island Market from the Marina in Cathlamet 3pm, 4pm & 5pm Aug. 22nd - Unique Tin, Downtown Longview WA There are several other private outings going on during the month. Other private events and select appearances through out the month. Contact Christine Randall for more info on possibly having the trolley show up at your event: 360-270-2118

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Good Vision Helps Children Excel in School

(Family Features) With children heading back to school soon, parents’ to-do lists keep getting longer - shopping for clothes, shoes and supplies, going to the doctor for yearly physicals or checkups, and making appointments at the dentist, among other things. What is easily forgotten or put off is a yearly eye exam. According to a survey conducted by KRC Research on behalf of Think About Your Eyes, about 60 percent of parents do not consider eye exams as a necessary part of children’s health checkup schedule. However, skipping these exams means children run the risk of being unprepared for school with an undiagnosed vision problem or eye disease. While a cough or hurt ankle might trigger you to take your child to the doctor without hesitation, eye problems are difficult to notice without

proactive measures. In fact, 84 percent of parents in the same survey admitted they wait for a child to complain of a vision issue before taking them in for an eye exam. Children, however, especially those who have had vision problems for an extended amount of time, aren’t always able to recognize the problem themselves. Although some schools perform yearly vision screenings, it is important for parents to know that these tests only gauge a child’s ability to see at a distance. A full vision screening from an eye care professional is needed to evaluate how well a child’s eyes function and how well they focus on items closer to the face. With increased up-close reading, such as that required when using a computer, this information is becoming more critical. The American Optometric Association estimates that as much as 80 percent of what children learn reading, writing, computer work and day-to-day observation - happens through sight, so it’s more important now than ever to have children tested by an optometrist. According to the American Optometric Association,

by age six (before they start school), children should receive at least three eye exams. If you find that your child does need glasses, the experts at Essilor offer these tips for selecting the right eyeglass lenses: * Bright reflections and glare can cause irritation, eye strain, discomfort and damage to your child’s eyes. In addition to the right prescription, it is important to purchase lenses that protect against these visual distractions. Lenses such as Crizal Kids UV lenses offer protection from glare caused by sunlight, whiteboards, fluorescent lights, computer screens and video games. * Skin isn’t the only part of the body that needs protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Choose lenses that shield the eye from UV exposure, in addition to taking other preventative

measures against sun exposure. * Just like anything else you buy for your child, glasses need to stand up to the test of time. Sturdy frames are important, but the lenses inside your child’s frames are vulnerable and need protection as well. Lenses that are scratch and impact resistant will help ensure a clear line of sight. Some lenses for children, such as Crizal Kids UV No-Glare lenses, also help repel water and smudges, making it easier to weather everyday wear and tear. With the variety of options available, you can easily find the right lenses for your child’s vision needs. Visit to find an eye care professional and give your child a boost in the classroom this school year.

[Photo courtesy of Getty Images, #12800 Source: Essilor]

Healthy Snack Recipe: Squash and Banana Mini Muffins (Makes about 48 mini muffins) 1 1/2c. all-purpose flour 1c quick oats (uncooked) 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 1/4c thawed frozen pureed winter squash (or pureed summer squash!) 3/4c light brown sugar 3/4c mashed banana (about 2) 1 egg 2 Tbsp canola oil 1c dried cranberries

*Preheat oven to 350∞F. Prepare mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. *In medium bowl, whisk together squash, sugar, banana, egg and oil. Make a well in center of flour mixture; whisk in squash mixture until just combined. Stir in cranberries. *Fill cavities 2/3 full with batter. Bake 12-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

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By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist Woodland’s welcome sign, located in a triangle of ground between the northbound off ramp from I-5 and the southbound on ramp, served its purpose for many years. Eventually, though, the elements ate into the carved wood and it fell over, becoming more of a welcome mat than a welcome sign. Noel Johnson, who brings us the popular website www.LewisRiver. com, always has his eye on Woodland and the surrounding area, often through the lens of his camera as he records area events for his website. He noticed the rotted sign and took it upon himself to bring the community together to come up with a new sign and fresh landscaping. That involved presenting his idea to Woodland citizens and businesses and then getting pledges of time and materials to get the job done. He raised hundreds of dollars and got individuals and businesses alike excited about working together on this project. First, the old sign was removed. Then Woodland’s family-owned Chilton Logging Inc. excavated and removed the old trees and shrubs. I drove by during the removal phase,

my first clue that something was going on in the triangle. I shuddered when I saw lilac trees being removed because, after all, Woodland is home of the famous Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. I shouldn’t have worried. Lilacs donated by Roberta Peterson now grace the new landscape. Advanced Electric Signs provided and installed the new welcome sign. Refuge Custom Painting, specializing in automotive restoration and collision repair, painted the front of the new sign and Jenny Sawyer painted the back. A large steel salmon donated by PDM Steel’s Bill Raybill tops the display, representing the area’s popularity for salmon fishing in both the Columbia River and the Lewis River. Columbia Pacific Construction donated rocks for three landscape walls and Colf Construction constructed those walls. Then Tsugawa Nursery donated the material and landscaping, filling the triangle with trees, shrubs and colorful flowers. A bench in memory of Mabel Tsugawa sits on one side of the triangle. Money for the bench was also donated. The finishing touch was bark dust donated by Groat Brothers. To deal with maintenance of the new, City of Woodland donated ir-

Above left: The front of Woodland’s new sign; Above right: The backside of Woodland’s new sign. A collaboration of many! Photos by Noel Johnson.

rigation and lighting and Port of Woodland agreed to maintain the landscaping. This summer’s visitors get to see a great example of Woodland pride as they pass through town or visit

the nearby Visitors’ Information Center at 900 Goerig Street, thanks to Noel Johnson for keeping an eye on Woodland. And we’ll see lilacs blooming in this spot for years to come.

Play BALL! Our family went quite a few times last season and loved it! Bring your glove, because you’re close to all the action, and line drives have been known to rocket into the stands. Kiddos get to run the bases after the game. What better fun?

Friday, July 31: Baseball & Country Music-- POST GAME CONCERT EVENT- featuring Kelso’s Own Cort Carpenter and the Triple C Band- 6:05 game time- concert to follow. Saturday, August 1: Prizes and give-

aways from KUKN Country. Sunday, August 2: Children who complete Longview Public Library’s summer reading program receive entry for them and their parents. ($2 senior discount) Tuesday, August 4: Prizes and giveaways!. $2 Tuesday. ($2 gen. admission tix, $2 hot dogs, $2 soda, $2 beer) Wednesday, August 5: $5 off grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Fed. Membership Card. Thursday, August 6: Fan Appreciation Night. A night of prizes and drawings as the Black Bears say “Thank You” to the fans. ($2 beer)


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KIWANIS CLUBS focus their community service hours to the welfare of children. CATHLAMET 1st Tues. 6 p.m. at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church; 3rd Tues. at Sugar Lillies at noon. CHEHALIS - Thursday 12 p.m. at “The Restaurant” in Sunbirds. CLATSKANIE - 1st & 3rd & 5th Tues 6 p.m. at Fultano’s; 2nd & 4th Tues 12 p.m. Colvin’s. KELSO - Thurs. noon at 3 Rivers Mall, Comm. Room. LONGVIEW - Thursdays. noon at JT’s. SCAPPOOSE- 1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Windemere Real Estate Office) ST. HELENS - Thurs. noon at the Elks Lodge (350 Belton Rd, St Helens). ST. HELENS DAYBREAKERS - Tues 7 a.m. at Warren Country Inn, Last Tues 6pm Columbia Soil and Water District Office AMERICAN LEGION GLEN HOYER POST 175 meets in Castle Rock every 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. For info call 423.9542. The LADIES AUXILIARY to Glen Hoyer Post #175 of the American Legion meets first Thursdays. For info call 423-9542. AMERICAN LEGION GUY RATHBUN Post #25 meets the 2nd Thurs. of the month at 7 p.m @ Kelso Eagles For info Kandi 423.2504 BUFORD ROCKAFELLOW POST 101, The American Legion, and Auxiliary meets the 2nd Friday of each month at the Winlock Community Building. Potluck 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.. For info Post Commander Wendy Carolan 360-785-0929 or Adjutant Phil Carolan at (360) 785-0929. The FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION (FRA) Naval Service Veterans, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Lower Columbia Branch 363 meets 6:30 p.m., 2nd Friday, Longview VFW building, 4311 Ocean Beach Highway. Information: Ray Hegr (360) 425-6981 FLEET RESERVE AUXILIARY #363 meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the VFW Hall, 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. Potluck 6:30 p.m. meeting 7:30 p.m. Active, retired, or reserve status family members with the US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard. Info 425.4688. KOREAN WAR VETS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER #321 of SW WA meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 10am; Vancouver WA. Call Commander James Mead (360)907-0592 for information. KELSO-LONGVIEW ELKS LODGE #1482 meets Thurs at 7:30 p.m. for our members only. Dinner is served before Lodge at 5:30 p.m. Lunches are served MondayFriday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 900 Ash St., Kelso. 360.425.1482. TOUTLE VALLEY VFW POST & AUXILIARY #10882 meets the 1st Tuesday @ 7 p.m. at their Post Home, 101 Hansen Road in Toutle. For more information, contact John at 274.4350 or Nikki at 274.5263. TOLEDO VFW 3429, Reg. Meeting 1st Monday, Potluck at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. COWLITZ VALLEY VFW POST 1045, Tues. Bingo @ 6 p.m., 5 p.m. dinner; Auxilary mtngs at 11 a.m. every 2nd Wednesday. Breakfast for veterans served 1st Sat. of each month $6 each from 9 - 11 a.m. The COWLITZ VALLEY VFW LADIES AUXILIARY POST #1045 meets the 2nd Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall located at 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. For info or questions please call Ruby at (360) 577-0414 or Jeannette at (360) 414-4053. COWLITZ PRAIRIE GRANGE #737 meets 2nd Wednesdays 6:30pm potluck, 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm dessert. 5180 Jackson Hwy, Toledo, WA 864-2023 SUNNYSIDE GRANGE #129 meets the 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 6:30 for potluck, 7:30 meeting. Call 274.6013 for information & rental hall. SILVER LAKE GRANGE 2nd and 4th Thurs. Potluck 6:30, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Info & rental 274-5263. CATLIN GRANGE #199 2nd & 4th Fri. 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner 2nd Friday. 7:30 meetings. More info: 425.2973. PLEASANT HILL GRANGE # 101 2nd & 4th Mon. 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Community Service group. Info & rentals call 425-6101 Junior Grange meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. CASTLE ROCK WOMANS CLUB meets every 2nd Monday at 1 p.m. 206 W. Cowlitz Street. Business meeting & program. Public iinvited. Info: 274.8149. THE PYTHIAN CASTLE 24 holds their meetings every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ 1 p.m. at the Castle Rock Womens Club, 206 Cowlitz St. West, Castle Rock. THE CASTLE ROCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at Hattie’s Restaurant @ 5:45 p.m. The club sponsors newspaper recycling. THE LEWIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS meets on the following: May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd @ 5:00pm Rib Eye Rest., Exit 72 off I-5. (Meeting at 6:00pm) R Square D Square Dance Club: Sept - May. 2nd Fri & 4th Sat. 7:30 pm Plus, 8:00pm - 10:00pm Mainstream with Rounds. $5 admission Kelso Senior Ctr 636-1993

LONGVIEW MONTICELLO LIONS meets 6:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Mondays, dinner and speaker at The Carriage Restaurant on 12th LONGVIEW EARLY BIRD LIONS meets at The Carriage Restaurant on the 1st Wednesday @6pm, 3rd Wednesday @6:45am. THE VADER LIONS CLUB meets the 1st Thursday @ 6 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday @ 7 p.m. at the club’s building on Hwy 506 in Vader for a potluck dinner and meeting. Info: 295-3087 or 295-3801. KALAMA LIONS CLUB - LONGVIEW PIONEER LIONS CLUB meets every Tuesday at noon at the Longview Eagles Club (152612th Ave) Provide humanitarian service to the citizens of the area, visitors are welcome. WINLOCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 12 p.m. at Guadalajara Restaurant, off SR 505. Visitors welcome. Call 7853744 info KELSO LIONS CLUB meets 1st & 3rd Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in Longview Kelso Kels Building. Call Richard (360)425-5876 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 meets 2nd Tues. @ 1pm, & 4th Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. 1520 Rose Valley Road, Kelso. Info: Becky 575-3977 or Debbie 414-9627 COWLITZ COUNTY VETERANS ASSOC. meets the second Friday of each month. CALL 577-6757 for locations. LONGVIEW REBEKAH LODGE NO. 305 Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at the IOOF Hall, corner of Pacific and Pine, Kelso, 1 p.m.. Info: 1-866725-3507 CASTLE ROCK EAGLES, celebrating their 100th birthday, meets at the Eagles Aerie on Huntington Ave. @ 8 p.m. every 2nd & 4th Tuesday for the Aerie & Auxiliary. KELSO EAGLES meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m. Aux., Aerie meets at 8 p.m. Initiation 3rd Tuesday. BINGO MonWed-Fri @ 6:30 p.m. Special Charity BINGO Monday 12 - 3 p.m. Call 425-8330 for info. CASTLE ROCK FREEMASONS 3rd Mon @ 7:30 p.m. at Lodge located on SW First Ave DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, MaryRichardson Walker Chapter. rootsweb. FRIENDS OF CASTLE ROCK LIBRARY, 1st Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m., Library 137 Cowlitz St. West in Castle Rock WORSHIP & RECOVERY meeting, Sunday @ 1 p.m., refreshments. Positive faith group meeting. 1260 12th Ave., LV S.C.O.R.E. - Free counseling & guidance for small businesses by the nation-wide of S.C.O.R.E., Kelso/ Longview Chamber of Commerce, 1563 Olympia Way, Longview, WA. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: 1st Fri of the month at 1 p.m. @ 1639 10th Ave. 577-5890, and Auxiliary meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 11 a.m. 423-3125 MT. ST. HELENS CLUB - meets 2x week to hike on a rural trail in SW Washington &/or NW Oregon.  Location and info: or 360- 673-2799 NATIONAL ASSOC. OF ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Longview - Kelso Chapter 1070, meet the 1st Wednesday @ 11:30 a.m. at the Monticello Hotel, Longview. Info: 423.6032. LOWER COLUMBIA WOODCARVERS Tues 5 - 7 p.m. Brook Hollow Rec. Center & Thurs. @ LV Senior Center 1 - 4 p.m . 274-3175 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 2nd & 4th Tues. 6 p.m. potluck, meeting 7:00. Info: 423-6952, Rentals 423-8270, or 560-5140. LONGVIEW BORDER CROSSINGS Volks walking meet on 2nd Tuesdays at St. John’s Hospital, Longview, @ 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Sam Korff 503-728-0400 KELSO ROTARY Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m. Lunch available to purchase. Kelso Longview Elks Lodge Call 414-5406 for more information ALTRUSA of Longview/Kelso meets Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.. 1st - Board; 2nd - Business; 3rd - Committee; 4th - Program; Lunch served for $5 at all meetings except Board. Meet at Altrusa room at CAP. THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Christian Intervention program for the chemically dependent, meets Wednesday 6 p.m. at Landmark United Pentecostal, 4333 Ocean Beach Hwy, 360-636-0580 LONGVIEW GARDEN CLUB meets at 10 a.m. the 4th Thurs. Jan. - November; Sept. - Oct. Due to holidays, Nov. & Dec. meetings are on the 3rd Thurs. Most mtngs Grace Lutheran Church in Longview. Info: 425-0755 COWLITZ BEE ASSOCIATION meets the 3rd Thursday each month @ WSU Extension Office, 7 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS of Longview meets Thursday @ 7:30pm at Longview United Methodist Church. 2851 30th Ave, Longview. Info: Gloria 360-7497449 or NAMI Strive - Free support group; Depression, Bipolar, PTSD or any mental illness. Thursdays 4-5:30pm,. NAMI Free Suicide Support Group: For anyone with severe depression that has thoughts of suicide. Please come join us. Starts Jan 7th, Wed 6-8pm. 900 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview (360)984-6096

Abernathy Assembly of God 702 Abernathy Creek Rd. Longview Phone: 360-636-1620 Website: Sunday Service 10:45 AM Apostolic Lighthouse 803 Vandercook, Ste 12, Longview Bible Study Tues 7:30pm Church Service Sun 2:30pm Pastor Mozingo (360)219-6109 Apostolic Lutheran Church 248 Cowlitz St. W., Castle Rock Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Church at 11 a.m. Information Dave Kandoll 295-3461

Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2000 East Kessler Blv - Longview 360.425.4220 Rev. Eric Atcheson Grace and Truth City Church 525 Third Ave SW – Castle Rock Pastor David Beer Worship 10:15am, 749-2289 Grace Bible Fellowship 300 S.10th Ave, Kelso Worship: Sunday 11:00am Bible Study 9:30 a.m. (360)423-4035

Baha’i Faith Vader 360-751-3181 Centralia 360-807- 4313 Packwood 360-494-4767 Grace Lutheran Church, MS Longview 360-423-4105 Dover Street, Longview Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2725 Worship: Sunday 10:30am Bethany Lutheran Church (360)414-4147 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview Office: (360)577-8240 Pastor Shelley Willem Grace United Methodist Church, Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Vader, 295.3402 Rev. Steven A. Caskey, pastor Castle Rock Christian Church Sunday worship service – 12:15 p.m. 542 Huntington Ave. S, Castle R. Potluck every 2nd Sunday Sunday school – 9 am (all ages) Quilting on Mondays & Thursdays Sunday Worship – 10 am Dr. John Leffler, Senior Pastor Baptist Church 6th-12th Gr. youth Wed, 6-7:30 pm Highland’s 20th Avenue 425-1960 Longview 360-274-6771 M-F, 9:30a -1:30pm 371 Sunday School 9:00am Call for home groups/studies Worship Service 11:00am Pastor Larry Pedigo 703-2117 Castle Rock Church of the Nazarene House of Prayer for All Nations 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock 868 9th ave. Longview, WA Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:15 AM Evening church service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service 6 PM Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am Rev. Reo McBride, 274.6546 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Allen Street, Kelso Castle Rock First Baptist Church 2200 423-3650 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock (360) M & F Daily Mass 12:15 PM Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Sat Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Worship 11a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 6-9pm Kalama Baptist Church, Wes Eader Castle Rock Church of Nazarene Pastor Vincent Rd, Kalama WA 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock 112 9:45am - Sunday School (360)274-6546 11:00am - Worship Pastor Reo McBride Sunday Service: 10:45am Call 673-5570 Sunday School: 9:30am Children’s Service: 11:00am Kelso First United Methodist Church Sunday Eve Service: 6:00pm 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso Women’s Bible Study: Wed 6:00pm Contemporary Service 9:00 am Sunday School 9:20 am Castle Rock United Methodist Traditional Service 11:00 am 241 First Street, Castle Rock Wed: Children (Grade 1-12) 5:30-7 pm Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Vonda McFadden Worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday 360-423-7480 Youth Group: Sundays 2 p.m. Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Lexington Bible Fellowship Central Christian Church 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) 401 Crawford St., Kelso Sunday school @ 9:45am Worship -11am, school @ 9:30am Sunday worship @ 11am Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Pastor Jerry Hancuff Bible Studies - many available Russ Tevis, Minister Life Center 360-425-3420 Church Office Corner of Rock & Pine in Centralia Sundays at 10:30am or Oyler Rd & Hwy 12 in Ethel Community of Christ, Longview Sundays 202 Delaware Street 9:00am 360-736-5898 Pastor Sharon West Classes all ages: 10:00am Living Hope Church Worship Service: 11:00am 2711 NW Andreson, Vancouver 11:00am Sundays Church of Christ Pastor Dean Jenks (360)944-3905 300 St. Helen’s St., Toledo, Wa Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Longview Church of Christ Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 2219 50th Ave. Sunday Bible Class 9:30, Sunday Worship 10:30 John Gadberry, Minister Pastor Larry Hartwick 360-274-8570 Longview Church of the Nazarene Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2218 E. Kessler Blvd. - Longview 814 - 15th Ave, Longview Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship - 8:30am Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday “Celebration” - 11 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Thurs at 6 p.m Thursday Worship - 6:30 p.m. 360-577-1100 Pastor David Martin, Senior Pastor Longview Community Church, Church office - 360-423-3250 2323 Washington Way - Longview Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Sun. Service 11 a.m. Sun. Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Traditional John Williams 423.6380 Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso Pastor Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am Longview Presbyterian Church 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Church Office (360) 425-4390 Worship and Children’s Class: Sun. 10am Fathers House Church 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview Pastor Meghan Davis (360)577-8951 Worship Sundays: 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 New and Living Way Church 951 Delaware St., Longview Sundays 10am & 6pm Fireside Fellowship Wednesdays 7pm 271 Atmore Road, Toutle

703-3340 Oak Point Community Church 445 Oakpoint Rd, Longview Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Thursday Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor Doug McMurray #577-6037

The Rock Meeting at 1955 Huntington Ave S, Castle Rock Worship 10 a.m. every Sunday Wednesday @ 7pm Service Pastors Jerry & Angie Hughes 274.7480 Rose Valley Friends Church 1437 Rose Valley Rd. Kelso 360-425-3222 Church Office 9:30am Sunday School Hour for all 10:45am Worship Service 5:00pm - 7:00pm Valley Youth Group 6-8pm Wednesday-JValley Youth 6-8pm -Sunday-JValley Youth Ryderwood Community Church,

315 Jackson St. PO Box 161, Ryderwood, Pastor Bill Bowlby, 360-295-3962 Service Opportunities 11 am Sunday

St. Mary Catholic Church 120 Powell Rd., Castle Rock 274.7404 W & Th Daily Mass 8:30A Sunday Mass 8:30A St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 412 Pioneer Ave., Box 1467 Castle Rock Worship 10 a.m. Sunday - 274.9393 St. Paul Lutheran Church 312 First Ave. SW, PO Box 847, Castle Rock 274.6604 Worship Service: 9a.m. & 11 a.m. SundayE40! (education) @ 10:10 a.m. Wed: 5th & 6th grade Youth Group - 6 p.m. Wed: 7th-12th gr Youth, 7:30pm Pastor Bob Sinclair St. Rose Catholic Church 2571 Nichols Blvd Longview, WA 360-425-4660 The Salvation Army Church 1639 10th Ave, Longview Sunday School @ 9:45am Holiness Meeting @ 11:00am 360-423-3992 St. Stephens Episcopal 1428 - 22nd, Longview WA Office: (360)423-5600 Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:00am Seventh Day Adventist Church 7531 Old Pacific Hwy -Castle Rock Worship 11 a.m. Saturday Pastor Ben Moore 274.6090 Seventh Day Adventist Church 77 Solomon Road, Kelso WA Office: (360)423-7344 Saturday Worship: 11:05am Pastor Marcia Stone Stella Lutheran Chapel 124 Sherman Road, Longview Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Children Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) Toledo New Life Assembly of God 420 Silver Street, Toledo 864-4366 Worship: Sun. @ 10am, Wed. @ 6pm Dinner on Wednesdays @ 5:15pm Food Bank: Last Tue/Wed of month Toutle Christian Fellowship 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Denny Martinez (360)274-6305 Vader Assembly of God Church 302 - 6th St., Vader, WA (360)295-3756 Pastor Tracy Durham Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 6:00pm Sunday Youth Group: 6:00pm Wed. Adult Study, Kidz Church: 7p.m. Valley View Church of God 1435 - 33rd Ave, Longview WA Pastor Dwayne Cothron (360)636-6787 Worship Sundays @ 10am & 6pm

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First Aid Prepared? 14 Essentials to Build Your Own First Aid Kit By Ed Hunt, RN Summer is a great time to refresh your first-aid kit—or build a new one. If you need to treat an illness or injury—at home or on the road—you’ll thank yourself later for having in one place all of the essentials. If you’re building a new kit, here are a few tips: First, find something to keep all of your kit items together. You’ll want something that can be securely closed with a snap, clasp, bands or zipper. Depending on how big you want your kit, you could find the perfect container in your cupboard, at a garage sale or the dollar store. You might want a few small empty containers to keep the items from jostling around and becoming lost or damaged. Now, you’re ready to pull together everything you’ll want in your kit. Here are the essentials, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians: Supplies you’ll need to replace periodically: Acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen tablets for headaches, pain, fever, and simple sprains or strains. Clearly label the bag/bottle with the medication name, dosing instructions and expiration date. Antibiotic ointment for burns, cuts and scrapes. A small tube will do. Otherwise, boxes of single-dose packets are also available online. In either case, watch the expiration date. Bandages of assorted sizes for covering minor cuts and scrapes. If the bandages in your current kit are more than a few years old or if they’ve been in repeatedly hot/freezing situations, test one of the bandages for stickiness. If there’s any doubt, buy new. Gauze in a roll and pads (small and large sizes) for bandaging wounds. If there are any holes or tears in the packaging, you’ll want to replace them. Adhesive bandaging tape for securing a bandage over an injury. If the tape is old, check to see if the “adhesive” is still sticky enough to be effective. Bandage closures or “butterflies” for taping cuts closed. You can buy these at drug stores or make them— as needed—out of adhesive bandage tape. Instant cold compress for icing in-

juries and treating high fevers. You can find these at large chain stores or drug stores or buy them in bulk online. Supplies that will last until they have been used: Elastic wraps for wrapping wrist, ankle, knee and elbow injuries. You can use either the “self-adhering” kind or one that requires a hook closure. Triangular bandage for wrapping injuries and making an arm sling. You can make one from a white cotton sheet. Cut the cloth into a triangle that’s about 56 inches on one side and 40 inches across on the other two. Rubber gloves to protect against infection when treating open wounds. Consider non-latex gloves, in case anyone who might use the kit has a latex allergy. Items that will last indefinitely: Scissors with rounded tips for cutting wraps and gauze. You can often find small scissors at garage sales or the dollar store. Tweezers to remove small splinters and ticks. Drug and discount stores carry a variety of styles and prices to suit your needs. Safety pins to fasten splints and bandages. Look for a package of assorted sizes in drug, discount or sewing stores. Thermometer with case for checking for fever. A lot of options are available when it comes to thermometers—old-fashioned mercury, digital oral, temporal and even disposable. Additional tips: Label the packaged items with the date purchased or packed. How many bandages you pack will depend on how many people your kit is meant to serve. Use resealable baggies or other water-tight containers to keep the dry or sterile items separate from things that could leak or cause other damage. First-aid apps are available for phones. But in case you’re without power or service, consider including a small first-aid manual or tip card. If your kit will be used away from home, add a bottle of water or wipes for cleaning wounds. If your kit will be used on the trail, vacuum-sealing can further protect your dry items. Ed Hunt, RN, Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson


Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda Voice talent from Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton Running Time 1 Hr., 31 Mins., PG My Rating: B-

You either love or you hate Minions. There’s no in-between, at least as of 2015. Back in 2010, they were fun little creations of animated preciousness, sure to make one laugh. But with the constant promotion that has surrounded them, especially in the face of 2013’s “Despicable Me 2” and this year’s “Minions”, we’ve come to a point where you still want to purchase a stuffed, voiceless figurine, or you want to throw darts at a picture of their likeness. I’ve always loved them. Not in the same way the kids ten and under do, though. This second sequel to “Despicable Me” (though technically a prequel), while delightful, hardly convinces that these foot-high giggle mavens really need a standalone movie. A backstory for a superhero I can handle; but considering I never found myself curious as to whether these yellow nuggets always worked for Gru, “Minions” feels rather needless. Charmingly needless. But needless all the same. Beginning as if it were an Animal Planet special, the story of the Minions is narrated by a voice akin to David Attenborough, all knowing and invested in his subjects. Minions, it seems, are immortal; they began as single-celled organisms and evolved over the years, finding their niche around the Dinosaur era. Nothing has ever changed in their life goals, however — finding and serving an evil master is what they’ve been brought on this Earth to do. They repeat the same tasks over and over again for centuries, loving every minute of it. But after the Ice Age overtakes the atmosphere, they find themselves without a villain to worship. So they become isolated, lonely. Their easygoing cheer withers away. That all changes come 1968, when they decide it’s finally time for a change after years of boring nothingness. Three of the community members, Kevin, Bob, and Stuart (all voiced by director Pierre Coffin) go out on a limb and sail to New York City, where they run into several obstacles and inadvertently hear about Villain Con, a top secret convention in Orlando in which all the world’s most devilish

foes get together and have some sinister fun. At its head is Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), a legendary baddie looking for a new set of henchmen. You can see where this is going. With three Minions in tow, Scarlet tasks them with the impossible — steal the Queen of England’s crown. Then — then — they will become official sidekicks.

Whereas “Despicable Me” and its sequel were laugh-out-loud funny, “Minions” is mostly cutesy, gut-busters few and far-between. This isn’t a huge problem, as he film is always entertaining, but likability only goes so far before we begin to realize that things aren’t as original as they were before. The comic situations are still disaster laden, the animation is still deliciously caricaturish, and the voiceover work is still zany (Bullock is a great addition). Nothing has changed; only the freshness has. It’s carefree family entertainment, ready to please the children. Just don’t expect to remember it a second after you leave the theater. A student of R. A. Long, Blake is an aspiring film critic that enjoys music, movies, and art. For more reviews, go to his website:

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Must-have Features for Mobile eCommerce By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist I hope by now all of you have made sure your websites are mobile friendly. This month I’d like to talk about Mobile eCommerce. eCommerce basically means selling stuff online. The mobile part means selling stuff online to people on their smart phones and tablets. According to a Thomson Reuters report the Top 10 U.S. online retailers were Amazon, Apple, Staples, Walmart, Sears, Liberty (QVC), Netflix, Macy’s, Office Depot, Dell & CDW. I intentionally omitted Netflix. They do sell stuff, but not retail products. You can see the full report. http:// top-10-u-s-online-retailers-graphic-ofthe-day/ My purpose was to learn the must have features for a mobile eCommerce site. I created a list of 15 features and then fired up my mobile web browser to see what features the retailers deemed most important on their home pages. Here are some of highlights of my findings. Hamburger Menu

All sites except Amazon have a hamburger icon to open menu. A hamburger menu has an icon of 3 horizontal lines. It looks like a bun with a patty in the middle. More importantly it means if their website menus were closed, a click on the hamburger opens the menu. Amazon has the same functionality, but instead of the icon they simply use the words ‘Shop by Department”. Conclusion: Have a hamburger. Search All sites except Apple have Search or a Search icon on the home page. Conclusion: Have a search box on your homepage. Hero Image Hero image is a term used in web design for a specific type of web banner. A hero image is a large banner image, prominently placed on a web page, generally in the front and center. All the sites had a hero image on the home page. 90% had multiple rotating Hero in a slider carousel. Conclusion: Have a hero. Video None of the sites have video on the home page. This was a surprise to me. I understand the video can slow things down, but I thought that some

of these retailers would find it a valuable option. Conclusion: Keep videos off your mobile homepage. Cart Icon You know the cute little icon of a shopping cart? All of the sites except, Apple and Dell show one on their home page. All of the sites do show the icon after items have been added to the cart. Conclusion: Give them a Cart. Click to Call I often see the option for people to call directly from the home page from smaller, local websites. None of these national websites wanted you to give them a call. Conclusion: You decide if you want to encourage shoppers to give you a call.

Social Links and Share Icons None of the websites had social on on Home pages. Amazon has share options for every product that they sell. Conclusion: Don’t send people to social networks too quickly. This is just a sampling of the features. The big take home here is that before you jump into a mobile eCommerce project, do a little research. You can learn a lot from these eRetailers and other successful sites as well. Oscar Myre IV is a marketing geek. But, when we isn’t at his computer he loves playing outside with his family. He enjoyed the Dirty Dash 5k mud run with his 3 crazy kids. You can reach him online at

‘Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.’ ~Doug Larson

NAMI SW WA Opens Office in Kelso NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Southwest Washington is opening an office at 109 Allen St., Kelso WA effective July 1. NAMI SW WA is leasing from the City of Kelso and will be significantly expanding services. The Kelso office will be open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Every year 1 in

4 adults will experience a mental health disorder. In addition, 1 in 5 children will experience a mental health disorder during childhood. NAMI SW WA is a nonprofit organization for people diagnosed with mental health issues and their family, friends or caregivers. We support, educate, and advocate. We provide the public with education about mental health disorders and the connections between mental and physical health. Please call 360-695-2823 or 360984-6096 for more information.

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The honey bee problem: are they disappearing?

Suddenly the little creature we have wanted to avoid all this time, is the very one we are most concerned about: Honey Bees. Are they going to go extinct, another victim of industrialization? That depends who you ask. Nearly every authority agrees that Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has occurred throughout history. Bee researchers Robyn Underwood and Dennis van Engelsdorp have isolated more than 25 major bee die offs between 1868 and 2003. In the winter of 2012 and 2013, the US Agriculture Department recorded a 31 percent loss in managed bee colonies. CCD cases spiked in 2006 with beekeepers losing 30 percent to 90 percent of bees in hive. But are bees going extinct? According to Time magazine, the number of managed honeybee colonies in the U.S. has remained stable for 15 years at about 1.5 million hives. Bees are thriving in Canada, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Still, in 1946 there were 5.8 million U.S. hives. Why the difference? Fewer beekeepers for one. Environmentalists argue the neonicotinoid pesticides are largely to blame and some countries have banned the pesticide. The parasitic Varro Destructor mite has infected bee colonies for the last 30 years. And there are enemies to hives like bacteria, beetles, diseases, infections and a parasitic fly. One problem might be the millions of acres planted in corn. For bees this is desert area with no pollen and nectar. Scientists believe they are closing in on the factors affecting U.S. bee colonies. And why should we care? According to the USDA: ‘Why Should the Public Care About

What Happens to Honey Bees? A honey bee, with pollen attached to its hind leg, pollinating a watermelon flower.Bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. About one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination. Commercial production of many specialty crops like almonds and other tree nuts, berries, fruits and vegetables depend on pollination by honey bees. These are the foods that give our diet diversity, flavor, and nutrition. Honey bees are not native to the New World; they came from Europe with the first settlers. There are native pollinators in the United States, but honey bees are more prolific and easier to manage on a commercial level for pollination of a wide variety of crops. Almonds, for example, are completely dependent on honey bees for pollination. In California, the almond industry requires the use of 1.4 million colonies of honey bees, approximately 60 percent of all managed honey bee colonies in the United States.’ In an effort to help make beekeeping easier and more accessible due to CCD and people wanting to help increase the bee population, FlowHive was invented by some Australians. Allowing enthusiasts to grow colonies in their backyards, offering the insects a place to colonize in urban and rural settings, without all of the “nasty” business that usually accompanies growing bees. FlowHive requires minimal maintenance, and allows keepers to harvest honey WITHOUT disturbing the colony. Pretty cool. Fresh honey on tap. Brilliant. Learn more online, as this is a new product not available for purchase quite yet. Search: FlowHive

Adorable Adoptee Meet


Meet Snoopy, one of three adorable little dogs, through no fault of their own, are homeless. Their Pet Guardians lost their home, and relying on the generosity of friends and family for housing. And it seems that no one is welcoming the three little dogs. They are mannerly, social, and very gentle when accepting treats. Because they have been

cooped up in their current (temporary) housing in a mobile home, they have not had the exercise that they need, so they are wound pretty tight right now, They need to get out and run and play. Snoopy - a Rat Terrier/PomChi just one year old Sebastian - a black & white Rat Terrier/Chihuahua, 1 year old Buddy - a Black & Tan PomChi, 3 years old The pups will be neutered and vaccinations brought current before placement. They will also have a microchip. These are really nice little dogs and their Pet Guardian is brokenhearted at having to relinquish them. We’ve promised her that we will find wonderful Forever Homes for them. They are adorable! 673-7373

Come see our special dogs and cats today. Humane Society of Cowlitz County. Call 577-0151.

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August 2015 Valley Bugler  

The August 2015 edition of our favorite paper. Enjoy the hot summer fun.

August 2015 Valley Bugler  

The August 2015 edition of our favorite paper. Enjoy the hot summer fun.