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From the Editor’s Desk

Today I just wanted to cry, because I actually needed to have socks on my feet. They were freezing. Now I know there are some of you out there (probably a lot!) that enjoy the crisp, cold breezes that October brings to the Northwest. Yes, I know that you enjoy the hot, caramel mochas, or pumpkin spiced lattes that seem glued to our hands. You must allow me some tears as my circulation system moves into our 8 month long cycle of hibernation, and ultimately causes my extremeties to freeze the entire time. Maybe now you understand my deep passion for Summer? Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the warmth of the butterscotch colors, bright red and orange leaves, crisp walks during sunny days, and watching football games spent cuddled on the couch. It’s just that while you may add one extra layer, I add two to three... From here on out, my general wardrobe will include long sleeved shirts covered with a thick sweater, and a warm scarf adorning my neck, while my feet are encased in fuzzy warm socks and slippers. Maybe you’re wondering why my reaction to Fall and Winter temperatures is so severe, or remniscent of an eighty-year old? I have a disease called Raynaud’s Syndrome, that is getting slightly more prevalent as I age. Ehhhhh. It’s just a circulation disease that causes some of our arteries that supply blood to the skin to narrow, which limits blood circulation to the extremeties. Usually when it’s cold or you’re stressed. For me, it’s in my fingers and feet, and sometimes even my nose and

ears! You can ask my husband to testify that my nose can be as cold as an ice block some evenings, as I burrow into his back for warmth, with the covers tucked over my head! That being said, I have a relatively easy time of dealing with Raynaud’s. Some people have a more severe form of the disease, and experience much more alarming issues such as potential frostbite attacks, or permanent damage to affected areas. Enter my mom. An amazing fireball of a woman, standing no taller than 5’1” (no mom, you’re not 5’2”!!) and looking not a day over 50! She happens to have Raynaud’s to the extreme scenario -- and layers clothes even more so than myself. We are talking 5 or 6 layers deep and her hands turn white! That being said, we still enjoy the Fall and all that it offers our area, especially in the way of beautiful leaves and crisp apples from the trees. But. I am still not going to say that I “love” Fall. Sorry. Well, maybe after I’m wrapped in a snug blanket, with a crackling fire, and a glass of lovely Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling in my hand...maybe then. So this issue is for all of you “Fall Lovers”! Packed with fun events and activities, as well as articles and stories to warm your heart. The Children’s Issue is always a great read, permeated with jokes, and fun stories for kids of all ages. I hope it helps keep you ‘warm’ this Fall Season! Cheers! Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor

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Girls Night Out • Oct 11th What can be better for “girls” of all ages than a “Girls Night Out”? It’s time to grab some girlfriends and prepare to descend upon Downtown Centralia for a day full of fun, food and special prizes and shopping discounts. The first 250 people receive a Goody Bag with lots of freebies and coupons not available elsewhere. Start with grabbing your $5 “pass-

port” at either Brownstone Coffee or HubBub. (See ad same page for address locations). Use this passport to stop by all the participating stores to receive a stamp and probably some goodies to go along with it. Last year, the $5 was quickly made back by the free offerings at almost all participating stores. For instance, a wine tasting, free chocolate dipped strawberries, free cookies, 20% off coupons and more were more than reason to make this a date. NEW this year, The Fox Theatre will be hosting a Hub City Comedy show that night starting at 8pm. Discounted tickets ONLY available for “passport” holders for $10. That is a savings of over 55% from regular ticket pricing! Visit their facebook page to see a list of participating businesses: Search: Downtown Centralia Girl’s Night Out”

October Events

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Street of SCREAMS • Oct 31st

Oktoberfest calls

Travel near, Travel far... Oktoberfest Northwest

October 3rd-5th The 10th annual Oktoberfest Northwest begins Friday, October 3rd, at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center and runs through Sunday, October 5th. While the event has the traditional elements of an authentic Oktoberfest celebration, there is also a lot of family fun planned for the weekend, and an opportunity to enjoy all of these events for a discounted price. Activities for children include pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts with the German School of Tacoma, a kids’ version of the Oktoberfest NW original Hammerschlagen and free face painting during certain hours of the event. The Root Bier Garden is open all hours of the festival and features keg-poured Crater Lake root beer and floats, treats and snacks. On Sunday, the entire family can enjoy the fifth annual Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races and the first ever Oktoberfest Northwest 5k Stein Dash. General festival information and to purchase tickets online, go to:

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Oct. 3-4, 10-11, & 17-18 Travel a little further (okay a lot!) if you are a hardcore Oktoberfest fan, to Leavenworth! Our Bavarian escape in the Rocky mountains is ready to Willkommen you. The picturesque Bavarian City of Leavenworth, Washington is gearing up for its 15th Annual Leavenworth Oktoberfest! More than 35,000 visitors are expected! It is ranked one of the Top Oktoberfest Festivals in the Nation! The first three weekends in October, guests will be entertained with 4 venues of continuous live entertainment including oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancing and children activities in Kinderplatz. Includ-

ing bands from Germany, Canada and the United States! Serving a large selection of beer imported directly from Germany and a variety of authentic cuisine. Arts & Crafts vendors abound, too. • Oktoberfest hours are Fridays from 6pm-Midnight and Saturdays from Noon-Midnight • Tickets: Friday $10, Sat. $20 Children under 12 are Free w/adult • Saturdays Noon: Bavarian Parade followed by the Keg tapping ceremony at 1pm. • Leavenworth Oktoberfest is great fun for the youngsters as well. In Downtown is Kinderplatz, this is an area dedicated for the kids to play until their hearts are content. You’ll find a rock climbing wall, bouncing toys, clowns and much more. • Minors are allowed inside the gates until 9pm. Group Tickets are available for groups of 20 or more • Admission is free for Active Military and their families, with ID. • The Leavenworth Oktoberfest is a non-profit organization operating under Projekt Bayern:

The Longview Pioneer Lions are proud to present the Annual “Street of Screams” again for 2013 on Halloween Day! From 3:30pm - 7:30pm inside at the Cowlitz Expo Center (Fairgrounds), your little animals can safely trick or treat through the Street of Screams. Admission is just $1 per person, or

a can of food (or both!), to be donated to the food bank in our local community. All proceeds will be donated to local area charity food banks. Bring the whole family for a fun, safe and DRY trick or treat experience. Cowlitz Expo Center 1900 - 7th Ave Longview, WA 98632

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour One Ticket, Two days, 6 Wineries. The Chehalis Valley wineries invite you to the 7th Annual Fall Wine Tour & Tasting. Visit Six boutique wineries, each with their own distinction and style. Sample a large variety of wines uniquely crafted by our local vintners. Start at the winery of your choice, get your “Passport” and commemorative wine glass. Enjoy the peaceful countryside of the Chehalis Valley as you make your way to all 6 wineries. Wine tasting, Hors d’oeuvres, fun for everyone to enjoy. Passports are good for both days. Join the wine run for your shot to win. Receive one card with each bottle of wine purchased. Best hand wins !!! Prizes to be announced at Wine Tour locations. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.

Did you miss the Wine Tour? Call any of the wineries for questions/tour, and be sure to pick up a bottle of local wine for your own cellar. (Please confirm before visiting). Agate Creek Cellars 105 Agate Creek Ln, Chehalis (360)740-1692 Bateaux Cellars 288 Jackson Hwy South, Toledo (360)921-9594 Birchfield Winery 242 Kennicott Rd, Chehalis (360)864-5500 Heymann Whinery 212 N. Tower Ave, Centralia (360)623-1106 Scatter Creek Winery 291 W. Sussex Ave, Tenino (360)264-9463 Well’s Winery 140 Eschaton Rd, Onalaska (360)978-6254

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Fun for Everyone at the Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival! [Oct. 2-5] Come celebrate the harvest and great country living! If you’ve never been to Onalaska before, we invite you to join with us for our 6th Annual Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival to be held in downtown Onalaska, Thursday, October 2nd through Sunday, Oct. 5th. THURSDAY, October 2, 2014 Royal Court Coronation & Spaghetti Dinner ~ Presbyterian Church, Carlisle Ave. 5:30-7:30 pm Royal Court ceremony to crown the 2015 Apple Harvest Queen. Dinner: $5.00 per person or $15.00 for 2 adults and up to 5 kids FRIDAY, October 3, 2014 Royal Court BINGO ~ Elementary School Gym, Carlisle Ave. 7:00 pm Popcorn and goodies for sale. SATURDAY, October 4, 2014 Pancake Breakfast ~ Presbyterian Church, Carlisle Ave. 8:00-10:00am $5.00 per person or $15.00 family. Onalaska Alliance and Information Booth ~ Carlisle Park, Carlisle Ave. 10:00am-4:30pm Festival information, souvenirs and the history/mission of Onalaska Alliance. Raffle tickets available for an original painting of Carlisle Lake by Karen Towey. Apple Harvest 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk ~ Carlisle Lake 9:00am (7:30am registration) Race around Carlisle Lake, the town of Onalaska to the historic smokestack! Awards will go to the top male and female finishers. Registration forms at: Information: (360)978-5383 Farm Market and Craft Vendors ~ Carlisle Ave. and Elementary & Middle School 10:00am–4:30pm Homemade wares, farm and garden supplies, fresh produce, heritage apple displays, community groups, non profit

booths and more. Apple Pie Contest ~ Onalaska Community Youth Center, Central Ave. 10:00am–12:00, (Submit 2 pies by 11:00 am). Winners announced and pies auctioned 1:45-2:30 on Carlisle Main Stage. Entry forms at website. Information: (360)978-5272 Onalaska Centennial Parade, Carlisle Ave. 11:00 am Carlisle Mansion-Visit the original Carlisle home for an Onalaska historic display provided by the Lewis County Museum, local families and Onalaska Alliance. Listen to “old timers” share. KidVenture Center ~ Middle School Gym, 5th Avenue. 12:00-4:00 pm Climbing wall, L.C. Children’s Museum, Bounce House & more. Health and Disaster Preparedness ~ Onalaska Fire District #1, Carlisle Ave. 12:00-4:00 pm, Safety & health displays and vendors from the American Red Cross, Valley View Clinic and more. FREE 1-hour CPR Class Onalaska Youth Center, Central Avenue 12:00-4:00 pm Bring your apples, jars or bottles and let the Onalaska FFA press them into fresh cider. Harvest Community Dinner ~ Elementary School Cafeteria, Carlisle Ave. 12:30-4:30 pm or until sold out, $12.00 a plate Live Music ~ Main Stage on Carlisle Ave. across from Carlisle Park. 12:304:30 pm Live music all afternoon Harvest Festival Food Court ~ Osborne & Sons, Carlisle Ave. 10:30-4:30pm Food vendors, apple cider, local beer & wine and more Apple Pie Eating Contest ~ Onalaska Community Youth Center, Central Ave. 3:00 pm Sign-up at the Youth Center. Proceeds to benefit local youth

in our area. Royal Court Raffle Drawing ~ Main Stage, Carlisle Ave. 4:00 pm Winning tickets will be drawn for the Royal Court raffle prizes Sunday October 5, 2014 Carlisle Lake Interpretive Trail Dedication ~ Carlisle Lake 9:00-10:30am The HS Science Club will share their interpretive trail signs and stations that

describe the natural areas around Carlisle Lake. All Area Community Church Service ~ Middle School 11:00 am Potluck lunch (following service) ~ Elementary School Gym All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by area churches Full Event Guide and info:

Ryderwood Festival • 10/17-18 Ryderwood’s 10th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is coming up October 17th & 18th. Included in this year’s festival will be a Quilt Display and Classic Car Cruise-In (weather permitting). There promises to be a full house of vendors and their beautiful wares in the two large rooms of Community Hall. There will be some new folks this time, increasing the variety offered. In Community Hall’s kitchen, the ever-popular “Grandma’s Kitchen” will offer the very finest baked goods

and yummies and the Women’s Club will serve lunch. The Quilt Display at the Café will feature an antique Signature Quilt made many years ago in Ryderwood. For the guys, Classic Cars will park at the upper end of the street – how many come will depend on the weather. Ryderwood is located 9 scenic miles west of I-5 exit #59 at the end of SR 506. The quaint village is the country’s oldest retirement community and is home to some of the finest artists and crafters for miles around.

34th Annual ‘Harvest Classic’ 10k/5k Run / Walk • Sat, Oct. 4th The Longview Early Edition Rotary HARVEST CLASSIC, an annual charity road race, will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2013 at LifeWorks in Longview, WA. This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the run with all proceeds given to the Help Warehouse, a local food bank serving the community of Cowlitz County. The 10K run/walk will start at the Life Works building (906 New York Street, Longview, WA) at 8:30 am. The 5K run/walk starts at 8:45am.The PeeWee fun run (1.4 miles) starts at 9:45 am. People of all fitness levels and all ages are encaouraged to participate in raising money and food for the needs of our community. A food drive will be held in con-

junction with the event. All participants are encouraged to bring a can of food or other non-perishable food item. Corporations and business are encouraged to form teams to participate in both the run and the food drive. Bring a can of food or non-perishable food items to be donated to HELP Warehouse. Register day of race at LifeWorks. There will be loads of great prizes to win!! Photo courtesy of website. Saturday, October 4th 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M., Life Works 906 New York St., Longview To register online, go to:

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Three Rivers Christian School: Forever YOUNG at 50! By Erin Hart

In 1965, women were rejoining the workforce in large numbers, and Barbara Conrod, a pastor’s wife at Northlake Baptist Church, saw a need. With minimal options in the community for childcare, Northlake opened what would become one of the largest Child Development Centers in Southwest Washington.

These “church ladies” had such great success with early education that they were sometimes chided for teaching the children to read “too early” – or told that if they taught too much, too soon, the children would grow bored with school. Feeling that perhaps this was a sign of her calling, Mrs. Conrod began adding grade levels to the preschool and childcare services, resulting in the development of Longview Christian School. The name was changed to Three Rivers Christian School in 2004 when the school merged with Cornerstone Christian High School, becoming the only private school in the Lower Columbia area offering childcare and education from 4 weeks of age through 12th grade. Today, TRCS serves more than 550 children in our region through three different “rivers,” or programs. The Child Development Center provides preschool and early education, as well as before-and-after-school care, to children from 4 weeks of age through age 12. The Elementary School serves Kindergarten through 7th grade with Biblically-based curriculum, and includes programs in Music, Band, P.E., Computer and Spanish. The Kindergarten Bridge program which launched this year provides a non-traditional Kindergarten experience, in which the curriculum is filtered through the interests of children who might thrive in a differently-paced environment. At the High School, more than 100

students are being prepared to be “servants of Christ” in a challenging academic program, with more than two-thirds of TRCS students attending college immediately following graduation. The TRCS Athletics program has been a growing part of the school. Since its inception 7 years ago, the program has taken students to state in Volleyball and Basketball multiple

times, participating in the WIAA 1B League. Last year, the TRCS Cheerleaders were Academic State Champions, meaning they had the highest GPA in their league of any Cheerleading team in Washington State. And the TRCS Boys’ Basketball team took 4th in state, which was the first time any team from their league in SW WA had placed at state. For TRCS staff, one of the greatest blessings in working at the school is that they daily get to lean down next to children and ask them, “Who did God make you to be? What are you made to do? What are your gifts?” Seeing the results of that effort is incredibly fulfilling. TRCS Alumni have become medical doctors, touring worship musicians, physicists, dental hygienists, non-profit leaders; these are students that are making incredible changes in the world, and doing it for the glory of God. Next year, TRCS celebrates 50 years in education, and they’re looking forward to what the next 50 years will accomplish for the children of Cowlitz County. [Photos provided by TRCS]

Old Apple Tree Festival Saturday • Oct. 4th Location: Old Apple Tree Park Address: 112 Columbia Way Vancouver, WA 98661 Times: 11am-3pm Admission: Free Phone: 360-487-8308  Did you know that Washington State is the home of the Oldest Living Tree in the Northwest? The annual Old Apple Tree Festival is a celebration centered on the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted at Fort Vancouver in 1826. Old Apple Tree Park, located on Columbia Way just east of Interstate 5 Bridge, hosts the festival on the first Saturday of October.

Providing family fun, food and history of Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree, the festival celebrates our community’s legacy. Throughout the day Urban Forestry Commissioners give away cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. Community Apple Cider Pressing.

Downtown Cops A Cop pulled a car over for speeding downtown. When the Cop asked the driver why he was traveling 40mph in a 25mph zone, the driver answered that he was a juggler on his way to do a show for a birthday party and didn’t want to be late. The Cop told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and if the driver would do a little juggling for him that he wouldn’t give him a ticket. The driver told the Cop that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and didn’t have anything to juggle. The Cop told him that he had some flares in the trunk of his patrol car, and

asked if he could juggle them. The juggler stated that he could, so the Cop got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler. While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind the patrol car. A drunk got out, watched the performance briefly, went over to the patrol car, opened the rear door and got in. The Cop observed him doing this, and went over to the patrol car, opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing. The drunk replied, “You might as well haul me to jail, cause there’s NO way I’ll pass that test.”

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Warning Lights By Ray Miles Valley Bugler Columnist

Here at the shop, we get cars in all the time with various lights on the dash lit and the owners often don’t have a clue what these lights mean. So for this month, I will try to describe and explain what some of these indicators mean. Probably one that causes the most confusion is the “check engine light” or “CEL” or “Malfunction Indicator Light”. All these names mean the same thing as far as what the light is on for. Any time it is lit when the engine is running means that something is out of whack concerning the engine or emission control system. Get it seen immediately. If it is flashing, then it means that engine damage can or is being done if you continue to operate the vehicle. Either way, get to a shop that has the expertise to correct what ails the engine before damage occurs or your repair bill could escalate. In addition, the light should always come on with the key on, but engine not running. Another indicator light is called “Maintenance Required Light”. Its purpose is to let you know that maintenance is due for various reasons, usually that the oil and filter are due, but there could be several other reasons for it turning on. Other indicators such as TPMS, which stands for tire pressure monitoring system, could also show up. Anytime this comes on means that one or more tires are under-inflated. It is important to address this light as soon as possible. It’s probably safe to say most tire blow outs are caused

by low tire inflation! “ABS” (anti-lock brake system) which is ORANGE colored and “Brake” light (RED) is also on most vehicles today. If there is a problem with the anti-lock system, you will still have brakes that stop you, but the anti-lock feature will not. However, the RED brake light may mean real braking problems. It monitors line pressure in the dual circuit hydraulic brake system so that in the event of a real problem, it will turn on. It will also light up if the master cylinder gets low on brake fluid. You should have it inspected right away before you end up losing your brakes altogether. One more use of the brake light is to let you know that the emergency /park brake is on. All new vehicles have air bags as well as shoulder belts, etc. These are all monitored by the computer which can turn on the “SRS” (supplemental Restraint system) light. For instance, if you forget to snap the seat belt, it will illuminate. More importantly, it will alert you to a problem in the air bag system. Since these have saved many lives, it is imperative you address this problem as soon as possible. Other lights that are probably selfevident or should be are the charge indicator, temp light and oil pressure lights. Often referred to as “Idiot” lights, these will pull your eyes to the dash so that you will look at the gauges, if equipped, and respond accordingly. Usually, if the alternator quits charging, you have a margin of time to get to a repair facility, but when the temp or oil pressure lights come on, you should immediately get over to the side of the road and shut down the engine as major damage can occur very quickly. As I’ve advised before, even a half mile more can mean the difference between an easy fix and a destroyed engine! Happy Motoring, Ray

To a marvelous couple, mom and dad Myre! We love hearing the stories of how you first met, your early lives together as a family, and what your plans continue to be for the future. Here’s to 44 years of an incredible and inspiring marriage! You’re the best! ♥ Oscar & Michelle

By Doris Anderson Valley Bugler Guest Columnist

Moving Can Reap Great Rewards

Although almost anyone will tell you that moving is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, I don’t believe it. With the right attitude, the right help, and a more charming place awaiting, moving can actually relieve stress. Here’s how: The first stress moving relieves is the clutter in our lives that slows us down continually. It is a little like dieting - hard to do until we visualize ourselves thinner, prancing up and down steps. The first three days are always the worst. Then, suddenly, the skirt zips more easily and every day we remain disciplined, the rewards accumulate. Likewise, in moving, every item we relieve ourselves of gives us more space. Get life down to the essentials and you will begin sailing through life with a new kind of freedom. For instance: 1. With 50% fewer dishes, you can

find a place to put the ones you really need; cleaning the kitchen will be a pleasure. 2. With 50% less furniture, you can clean floors in half the time. 3. With 50% less clothing, you can find what you have. Things fit in the closet, making it far easier to plan your week’s wardrobe and dress in half the time. 4. With 50% less trinkets, there is less dust to wipe off and breathe. 5. With the accumulated space one acquires there is room to put pieces of furniture that would really be more suitable to our current needs. Isn’t there wisdom in selling ten things one doesn’t need even at one-third their retail value if it allows you to buy the one thing one does need even at the regular price? In so doing one shows less regard for the loss of money and more regard for time and efficiency. The second stress moving can relieve is loneliness. Material possesSee FRUITS, continued on p.8

Ray Miles is the owner of R & R Motors in Castle Rock, WA. After taking a hiatus from writing, he has come back to the paper again! Have car questions? Write us and Ray will answer!

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Memory Café: Don’t forget to laugh! OCTOBER 15th @ 11:00am Canterbury Gardens, A Koelsch Senior Community announces a Memory Café, the first of it’s kind in this area. The Mission of our Memory Café is to provide an environment where people with memory loss and their care partners come together to learn, laugh, and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. Sponsored by Canterbury Gardens, this event will be held at the Kelso Longview Elks (900 Ash Street, Kelso WA) on October 15th, at 11:00am. A complimentary lunch and keepsake photo will be included with the option to participate in a craft activity.

The professional staff of Canterbury Gardens and volunteers will be hosting this social gathering and open discussion. History The concept of memory cafes began in the UK. Grass roots efforts have prompted the development of cafes in the U.S. with the first being J. Arthur’s memory Café in Minnesota which launched in June 2011. About 5.1 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and that number is only expected to rise as the population continues to age. The foundation reports that the number of Americans age 65 and older will more than double to 88.5

million — about 20 percent of the population — between 2010 and 2050. As the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders continues to rise, Memory Cafés are thriving. Those affected with memory disorders feel comfortable around others who can

relate, share personal stories, and even laugh about their situations. “One of the things that’s key about Memory Cafe is that it’s a mix of the serious and of the lighthearted.” For more information and to RSVP please contact Canterbury Gardens by October 10th call 360-423-2200. Seating is limited.

What to DO?

An elderly couple just bought cellphones and learned how to text. She was the romantic type and one afternoon sent him this message. “If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you.” The husband texted back to her: “I’m in the bathroom. Please advise.”

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4 Corners Farm & Garden in Castle Rock, WA wins the city’s “COME-

BACK KIDS” City Bloom Team award for the year! Pictured above at their store location, these (now) beautiful planters were looking a little...sad... in July from all our hot dry weather. Then Joe Godino, 4 Corners Farm & Garden owner and proprietor, and his team, began pouring on the water each and every day. What a difference! Proven Winners Lobularia ‘Snow Princess’ is taking center stage, however, the Red-White and Blue still shows through with Surefire Red Begonias and Superbena Dark Blue. Bloom Team volunteer Sherry Worthington planted these on Clean-Up Day, on May 3rd, 2014. Photo provided by 4 Corners.

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sions require care and maintenance. With fewer things to maintain, there is more time for family, friends and personal enrichment. Self-esteem improves. Those with a good self-image are less likely to criticize others and more likely to gain friends and influence those who rely on them. One must determine to take with them to their new location only those things that will buy the efficiency they need to enrich their soul so that they can make a contribution to the lives of others. There is a spiritual side to the moving equation as there is in all of life. Getting the Right Help: With today’s busy pace of living, it may be difficult for you to think of friends, even family, you might ask to help you move. But keep in mind that most people enjoy helping others when they are given specific portions of a greater task - those that lie within their sphere of expertise. Certain people will be great at help-

ing you discard things. Get them on line after you have packed your treasured possessions. Then listen to them when they say, “What on earth do you need this for?” Others will be happy to take everything you don’t want. Ask them to come on moving day and be ready to offer them anything that doesn’t fit in your truck and thank them profusely. Packing dishes doesn’t require much organization. Just someone who has a little patience to put the right amount of paper around each item. Delegate to them a cupboard or two, provide the right boxes and a great coffee break.

(The preceding article was written by my dear friend, Doris Anderson. Both she and I moved to Silverlake 18 years ago, and both she and I are currently in the throes of relocating again! She’s headed to Centralia and I’m headed south to sunshine in lovely Carmel-bythe-Sea. I thought her article would be a great one to share with you this month! Thanks, Doris! - Paddy)

Submitted by Georgia Cox OCTOBER 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! 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. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday: “Write your Life Story”, and will meet in the Center from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Every Wednesday: CAP offers Nutrition Meals for Seniors at the Center at NOON. Suggested donation is $3.00, but PLEASE call #6362118 (by Monday) for reservations. *Paper Tole classes will be held from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. 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 reserva-

tion only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 274-7502 by Monday. Every Saturday: Starting October 4th, BINGO games will begin again! From 1pm - 3pm, get ready to have some fun! SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, October 14th: Our Program and Potluck lunch! Jerry Kelly will have a nice powerpoint presentation and share about the “History of the Castle Rock area”, beginning at 11:00am and followed by a potluck lunch at high NOON. Tuesday, October 21st & Thursday, October 23rd: BAKED POTATO DAYS! From NOON to 1:30pm, enjoy a delicious baked potato with a choice of 8 condiments, a cookie and coffee. Cost is only $6.00. Open to the public, so bring family and friends. Thursday, October 16th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. Saturday, November 1st: “Christmas in November” sale and BAKE SALE will be held in the Center from 9am - 3pm. Something for everyone!

Washington Road Trip

A Shop Hop • 10th-26th • Quilt Nest Answer the call of the Open Road. See some of SW Washington’s most beautiful fall countryside. Find friendly faces and fabulous fabric at 30 premier Quilt Shops and have fantastical amounts of fun & PRIZES! Which will be held October 10th to 26th. The October event will be the 10th annual shop hop, and the best one yet. This year, it is a Mystery Quilt, made with the specially designed Washington Road Trip fabric, and

all 30 of the unique shop blocks, will be revealed on the WA Road Trip website: After October 26th, you can pick up the Mystery Quilt pattern at your local Quilt Shop, or download from web site at end of Road Trip. For more information about the Washington Road Trip, prizes, and to pick up your Passport, please call and visit Tina Keele at: The Quilt Nest in Castle Rock (360)274-4663

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Special Thanks from the Castle Rock Fair: The Castle Rock Fair Board would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped make the 2014 Fair so wonderful. If we left anybody out, we thank YOU too! Joe Godino, Jerry Kelly, 4 Corners Farm & Garden, Cowlitz County Corrections Dept, Cowlitz County Noxious Weed, Cowlitz County Sheriff Deputies, Dept of Natural Resources, Dr. Roger Gardner, Cowlitz Critters & Co. $-H Club, Cool Combination 4-H Club, Toutle FFA, Castle Rock FFA, Kristin Niehenke, Kirk Reinbold, Julia Collins, Eric Evans, Kevin & Debbie Dykstra, Riley Harden, Mary Walker, Teresa & Don Proudfit, Felicia & Nick Proudfit, Yvonne Knuth, Longview Wood Carvers, Charlie & Barbara Rutherford, Fred & Allison Mitchell, Anna Gorley, The Flower Pot, Sue Pulse, Janet & Brandon Kolk, Colleene Armstrong, Susan Wooldridge, Terry Forsyth, Lottie & Chuck Lawson, Colleen & Matt Langdon, Alex, Boris & Cristy Langdon, Jerry Godino, Wileen & Larry Carlton, Barbara Rider, Dell & Lessley Hillger, Alicia & Michael Hillger, Star Rental, Amber

& Roger Mansur, Rick Hoyer, Janet Prince, Shana Cramer, Kenzee Harlan, Chase Baierl, Heather & Makayla Wilbur, Sharon Ross, Judy Duff, Beth Camp, Terry & Judy Eychaner, Karly Johnson, Jacinda Peppers, Chris & Caitlyn Dykstra, Chet & Lynda O’Brien, Gary & Marti Boshart, Friends of Castle Rock Fair, Mindy Hooper, Kelsey Gardner, Steve & Heather Ogden, Paige & Rylee Ogden, Phyllis Ogden, Bonnie Guthmiller, Gwen Boss, Lewis & Clark Bowmen, Castle Rock Police Dept., Castle Rock Public Works Dept., Castle Rock Fire Dept., City of Castle Rock, Parents of the Class of 2015, Castle Rock School District, Castle Rock Christian Church, WA State Dept of Transportation, Lions Club, American Legion post #175, Dick Moore, The Chandlers, Phyllis, Fritsche, Alice Millward, Dough & Joy Parker, The America in Bloom Team, Nancy Chennault, The Heritage Garden Team, Linda Staudinger, Dana Marcil, Troy Clark, Mt St Helen’s Motorcycle Club, Paul Simenson, and all the Merchants who bought ads in the premium booklet.

Enter contest to win great prizes! Seen on this page, the Castle Rock “ROCKS” ballot can win you great prizes! Simply fill it out each month for a chance to win some super prizes from local area merchants, and submit it to the Post Office. You will find the Entry Box located at the Castle Rock Post Office. The FIRST Prize drawing will be held on October 30th @ 4pm at Lacey Rha’s Cafe in Castle Rock, WA. Located at 32 Cowlitz Street W. Need not be present to win - but feel free to come on down and check out all the goodies being won! Gift certificates from Castle Rock

businesses, unique and one of a kind gift items, original artwork, and more. ALL CHILDREN & SENIORS attending the October 30th drawing at Lacey Rha’s Cafe at 4pm will receive a special gift of their own. Snacks and refreshments will be offered for everyone who attends the first drawing event as well.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF DOWNTOWN LONGVIEW a special section! p.10-11

‘Young town’ and its beginnings Located ninety miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean at the confluence of the Cowlitz and Columbia Rivers, Longview is a relatively new city with a short but remarkable history. Less than seventy-five years ago, the area where Longview now stands was sparsely populated wilderness and rural homesteads. In 1849, pioneers led by Harry and Rebecca Jane Huntington, began to arrive in this area to settle along the Cowlitz River and file homestead papers. Huntington named the settlement, located about two miles to the

south of the Longview Civic Center, “Monticello” in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia. In 1852, people from all over what was to become Washington state gathered in Monticello to draft a memorial to Congress. The memorial expressed their desire to be granted statehood under the name of Columbia. This meeting came to be known as the Monticello Convention. The desires of the Convention were met favorably in Congress, but it was decided that a state named Columbia might be confused with the preexisting

District of Columbia. The state was instead named Washington in honor of our first president. Today, a monument to the Monticello Convention stands not far from the Longview Civic Center. The city´s origins can be traced back to decisions made in a Kansas City, Missouri board room in 1918. Present at that meeting were Robert Alexander Long, president of Long-Bell Lumber Company, and Mr. S. M. Morris, among others. By 1918 the southern timber holdings of Long-Bell lumber were nearly depleted. In the days before tree farming, logging operations clear cut all the timber in a given area and then moved on. The board of directors had to decide whether to liquidate the company´s sizeable logging operation and concentrate on their line of hardware stores and commercial lumber yards or to look elsewhere for another source of timber. The Long-Bell Lumber Company purchased 14,000 acres of the Columbia River Valley bottom to build a mill site and accompanying town. Seventy thousand acres of timber were purchased from the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in Lewis and Cowlitz Counties - and Longview was born. Founding father Robert A. Long, Long-Bell Chairman, envisioned a

large-scale city plan that could accommodate 50,000 inhabitants. Construction began in 1922, and by 1927, much of the construction had been completed. No one present that day in the Missouri board room in 1918 could have imagined that just six years into the future Long-Bell would be responsible for the incorporation of a fully modern city. Present-day life in Downtown Longview currently includes a modernizing construction program. This project is designed to construct streetscape improvements on Commerce Ave to better the appearance, safety and accessibility of the Downtown area. Better street lighting, new sidewalks, benches, landscaping, public art and outdoor gathering places will make the area more attractive for visitors, shoppers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Phase 1 is set for completion sometime in December 2014, and Phase 2 will move into action once additional funding is secured. During the construction project, some streets will be inaccessible, but ALL SHOPS are currently open and have great services, products and special deals waiting for those who venture to visit. Shop Local for a STRONG Economy!

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Page 12 • Valley Bugler • October 2014 place to choose the perfect ones. But whatever you do, stick to pumpkins. Don’t try to turn a watermelon into a Jack O Lantern because it’s Halloween, you know!

The Patch By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist It’s time now to head to the pumpkin patch or the grocery store to pick out your Halloween pumpkins, and you might see me there, too. The seedlings I planted in my yard in May have still not produced pumpkins, and it looks like they will be nothing more than long vines with pretty yellow blossoms. Luckily, though, I know just where to buy pumpkins of all sizes—from the huge Big Max or Atlantic to the small Baby Bear or Baby Boo—right here in Woodland. I’ll go to The Patch, an approximately 11-acre family farm at 612 Whalen Road in the Woodland Bottoms. The Patch’s website at: calls it “a family-size patch of GIGANTIC proportions. Many families have made it a tradition to choose their pumpkins at The Patch while enjoying hayrides, pumpkin slingshot and various other Halloween activities. When my kids were young, they loved decorating pumpkins with vegetables and then entering them in Jack O Lantern contests. They won several prizes for their artistic creations. My daughter, Susan, remembers entering a pumpkin-carving contest

at her school. She bought two pumpkins, one larger than the other, and carefully cut off the top of the large pumpkin (the body) to make a resting place for the smaller pumpkin (the head). Then she wandered through the produce department of the local grocery store and chose interestinglooking vegetables. The end of the chayote made a funny, puckered mouth. A couple of gourds became eerie, striped eyeballs. A long, crooked gourd served as a warty nose. Kale became the hair. Proud of the final results, she happily entered her pumpkin-man in the contest. That day when she came home from school with tears in her eyes, she told me, “Life’s not fair! The judges disqualified my entry!” “ Why?” I asked. “Because my pumpkins were decorated, not carved.” That logic seemed easy enough to understand. After all, rules are rules. But then I learned the real reason she was so upset: the winning Jack O Lantern was a WATERMELON! Whether you carve your Halloween pumpkins, decorate them with vegetables or just place them around your house for decorations, The Patch in Woodland is a great

Pat Nelson, writer and editor, is co-creator of three humorous and sometimes edgy anthologies: ‘Not Your Mother’s Book: On Being a Parent’ ( & book retailers); On Being a Grandparent; and On Working for a Living.

Seahawk Fans Unite! BOOM! The Bugler fans sound off for the Seahawks! Well, most of ‘em anyways! Send your SEAHAWK support pics to:

Bugler and Seahawk fans, Jaxon (8) and Jace (3) Lamb, chill on the couch. Photo by Nichole Lamb.

Bugler and Seahawk fans (L to R): Rob Elam, Tyer Elam, Emily Elam, Janin Elam and Dustin Elam, pictured in their Downtown Longview business, Elam’s Home Furnishings with their trusty dog, Pixie. Photo by Elam’s.

Above: Bugler and Seahawk Fan, Karen Gidderon, discusses the game with faithful friend, Charlie Rose. Photo by Summer Clemenson. At Right: Bugler and Seahawk Fans, Brandon Roller and Tenisha Tommila-Roller, enjoy the home game at the stadium. Photo by Tenisha Tommila-Roller.

Pictured above, sweet Ally McCoy (2 1/2) Bugler and Seahawk fan, grins as she waits for the game to start. Photo by Angela McCoy.

Above: Bugler and (NOT!) Seahkawk fan, Ben Harrison, shows us his true colors. Photo by Ben Harrison.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As October approaches orange and black aren’t the only fashionable colors, pink is one of the colors in support of breast cancer awareness, especially the pink ribbon—the national symbol for breast cancer awareness. So when you see those pink ribbons, remember: Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer. Breast self-exams and mammograms play a central part in the early detection of breast cancer. What is the cause of breast cancer? Although the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, most experts agree that several things can increase your risk of breast cancer. One is being female though breast cancer can also occur in men; aging also increases your risk of breast cancer. Conditions that can raise your risk of breast cancer: Personal history. Women who have dense breasts*, have a breast disease that is not cancer, or have had breast cancer before have an increased risk. Family history. A woman’s risk of breast cancer increases if her mother, sister, daughter, or two or more other close relatives, such as cousins, have a history of breast cancer, especially if they were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger, although 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no family history. Breast changes. This is why regular self-breast exams are important so you recognize any changes in your breasts. *Women with dense breasts will benefit from 3-D mammography, available locally at the Kearney Breast Center

Other things that increase the risk of breast cancer: Race. Breast cancer occurs more often in white women than in black, Hispanic, or Asian women. Radiation therapy. Women whose breasts were exposed to significant amounts of radiation at a young age, especially those who were treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, have an increased risk for breast cancer. Not breast-feeding. Women who don’t breast-feed have a higher risk of breast cancer than those who breast-feed. The more months of breast-feeding, the lower the breast cancer risk. Alcohol. Your risk goes up the more you drink. For the best health, women should have no more than 1 drink a day or 7 drinks a week. Hormones. Female hormones play a part in some types of breast cancer. *You begin menstruation before age 12 and start menopause later than age 55. *You have your first baby at a later age or you do not bear any children. *You have extra body fat or gain weight later in life. Things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer: Maintain a healthy weight. Fatty tissue produces estrogen and high exposure to estrogen is related to breast cancer risk. Make exercise part of your daily routine. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-to-intense activity most days of the week. Limit alcohol to no more than one drink per day. Avoid exposure to pesticides. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, low-fat and high fiber foods. Practice regular breast self-exams and get regular mammograms (annually after age 40). Remember - early detection saves lives. Ruth A. Melvin R.T. Manager, PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Center/Mammography

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Sponsored by Peace Health Medical Group

Kiwanis Foundation partners with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital By Bill Eagle Valley Bugler Columnist I am pleased to be on the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Partnership (KDCCP) Board of Directors. I have been a member since the late 1990’s and I really love to see what they have done to help children with cancer and other debilitating diseases. Kiwanis are continually looking for ways to raise funds for cancer research. They sell donated vehicles, Christmas ornaments, conduct golf tournaments and arrange for bike rides. KDCCP’s biggest moneymaker is an automobile raffle. Every year they purchase a new Ford Mustang, customize it, make it unique and then use it in a raffle. The winning ticket is always drawn on Labor Day at the Oregon State Fair. They always try to get an outpatient from Doernbecher to draw the winning ticket. This year, the KDCCP board asked Cedehlia Jeffers, a perky upbeat 11 year old, to pick our winner. Cedehlia is the daughter of Preslee and Teresa Jeffers. Preslee is owner of Action Metals Refinishing, a business located in Hubbard, Oregon. Cedehlia has dark blond hair and

a most beautiful smile. She attends 6th grade in Silverton Oregon and would appear to be like any other 11 year old, except that Cedehlia has been an outpatient at Doernbecher for most of her life. She arrived, at the fair, in a wheel chair. It was not long ago that she had been hospitalized and her parents did not want her be overstressed. Cedehlia has had to endure a large number of different operations. Recently, the doctors completed a difficult procedure on her spine. The specialists at Doernbecher removed a small section of her spine, repaired the nerves inside, and then replaced the section that they removed. I asked her mother, Teresa, about how her daughter’s problems had impacted their lives. “We have made at least two to three trips to the hospital every month,” said Teresa, “and there have been months when we have made as many as 16 trips.” I remarked that Silverton is a good distance from Portland. Teresa replied, “When we visit the hospital, we try and get as much done as possible. It’s not unusual for us to see as many as 6 different doctors in a single day.” It was 6:45 PM on Labor Day. The

Photo at Left: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital outpatient, 11 year old Cedehlia Jeffers, chooses the winning ticket from thousands of entries in this years Mustang Raffle, at the Oregon County Fair. Photo Below: Mustang Raffle Winner, Michael Iles (second from the left) from Gresham, Oregon, receives the keys to his new ride from KDCCP Board member Bob Collison, with additional Board Members, Taylor and Linda Kissinger. Photos by Bill Eagle.

last raffle ticket had been sold and we were ready to draw for a winner. Cedehlia got up from her wheel chair, reached into the rotating bin and drew the winning ticket. This year’s winner was Michael Iles, from Gresham Oregon. He was immediately telephoned and a date was set up to deliver the car to him. I enjoyed being there and being able to talk to someone who Doernbecher has helped. Thousands of children are helped each year at Doernbecher. It is pleasing to know that we have a “world class” children’s hospital right here in our part of the west. I am

proud to belong to a group of people who care and are trying to make our world a better place for our children. Bill Eagle loves letters and appreciates the comments of others. Drop him a line at: or make an online comment at:

Job Well Done ☺ Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays.

These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Laugh out loud, because they are funny! Here are some winners..... 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. 2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. 3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. 4. She grew on him like she was a continued on next page

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Fighting Colds: Do alternative medicines work? By Florencia D. Kantt, ARNP, St. John Medical Center

With school in session and summer coming to a close, the incidence of colds is increasing. As a parent, your first reaction might be to reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine. But there are other helpful—and possibly safer— choices for you and your children. So, what should you do? Chew on Vitamin C? Take zinc and Vitamin D? These actions might not directly treat your sneezes, sniffles, scratchy throat and cough, but they may help to boost your immune system so that you can fight off the infection more quickly. There is conflicting evidence on the healing claims of alternative cold treatments – partially because supplements tested vary a lot in quality in quantity. Here’s a quick run-down of what researchers do know. 1) Oral Zinc • May reduce the length and severity of a cold if taken within 24 hours of onset of symptoms. • May lower the number of colds in children if taken in low doses for at least five months. Can cause stomach upset. • May interact with antibiotics and penicillamine, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis. • Never use intranasal zinc. It may

cause you to permanently lose your sense of smell. 2) Vitamin C • May take the edge off of cold symptoms if taken on a regular basis. • Not proven to prevent or shorten colds, but it does help mitochondrial function and serves as an antioxidant. These functions can boost your immune system. • Can cause diarrhea or nausea if taken in high doses. 3) Echinacea • Generally not proven to prevent or treat colds. • Some very specific preparations may help treat colds in a few cases. • Can cause allergic reactions. 4) Probiotics • Not proven to prevent or treat colds, but they do help immune system function overall. • Might lessen the risk of upper respiratory infections. • No known side effects. Don’t forget to go with the triedand-true trio of rest, fluids and overall good nutrition which will strengthen your immune symptoms. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen may ease symptoms (remember not to use Ibuprofen on children under 6 months). Never give aspirin to children. Florencia D. Kantt, ARNP, PHMG Pediatrics, St. John Medical Center.

continued from previous page colony of E.Coli, and he was roomtemperature Canadian beef. 5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. 6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. 7. He was as tall as a six-foot, threeinch tree. 8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly

surcharge-free ATM machine. 9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. 10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup. 11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking [Reprinted year to year, based on reader response and request. We love it too...]   When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.   When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.   When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a From Left: Oscar Myre, age 5, points to prayer, and I knew there is a magical under the sea to his older God I could always talk to and I something sisters, Chloe (11) and Cora (9) while on a learned to trust in God. recent trip to Friday Harbor, WA in the San When you thought I wasn’t Juan Islands. Photo by Michelle Myre. looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, good and I learned that I would have and I learned that we all have to help to be responsible when I grow up.   When you thought I wasn’t looking, I take care of each other. When you thought I wasn’t look- saw tears come from your eyes and I ing, I saw you give of your time and learned that sometimes things hurt, money to help people who had noth- but it’s all right to cry. When you thought I wasn’t looking, ing and I learned that those who I saw that you cared and I wanted to have something should give to those be everything that I could be. who don’t. When you thought I wasn’t lookWhen you thought I wasn’t looking, I learned most of life’s lessons ing, I saw you take care of our house that I need to know to be a good and and everyone in it and I learned we productive person when I grow up. have to take care of what we are When you thought I wasn’t lookgiven. ing, I looked at you and wanted to When you thought I wasn’t looking, say, “Thanks for all the things I saw I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel when you thought I wasn’t looking.”

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Penny Parvi relocates office An American Family Insurance Agency

BIG 5: Visual Elements of Important Web Pages / BLOG Posts By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist One of my jobs is to understand how people (consumers) interact with marketing and technology so my client messages can be effectively delivered. User Experience (UX) research shows us a lot about what people are actually giving their attention to. I love the movie ‘Tron’ and all the talk about Users and Programs, but in my world and in this article, I’m going to call People People, and not Users. Online and Print people tend to scan content before they read (if they read it at all). UX gives us direction for best preparing content. UX refers to the people interacting with your website, app or printed piece. Interviews and eye tracking testings shows that people are consistently being drawn to 4 major page elements. Sounds geeky, but I want to make sure that all of your important web pages and BLOG posts you create have these 4 crucial visual elements. But, before I do that, let’s first assume that you have a message that people want to read. If you keep at the forefront of your mind that people want to know WIIFM (What is in it for Me?) you will be off to a a good start. The 5 visual elements of focus are Headlines, Bullets, Bolded Text, Links, & Images or Buttons. I’m not saying the rest of the text is filler, but it is secondary to: 1) Headlines or Headings. They is often the bolded title at the top of a page or post (blog article). People look here first to see to learn what the page or post is about, but more

importantly if it is of interest to them. Longer content can also include smaller subheadings. 2) Bullets • Quick • Effective • Easy to Scan & Commonly use 3) Bolded Texts shows “I’m important take a look at me” type ideas. Use it to highlight what is most important. 4) Links on a page. When links are clearly identifiable, they interest users to opt to click for additional info. This helps you to guide them to achieve your goals. Early on, links were blue and underlined. We’ve learned to recognized this; I’ve seen many designs where you can’t tell the links from the regular text. It might look cool, but who cares about cool if it confuses people!! I encourage you to make it abundantly clear that it is clickable. 5) Images are listed here but are not least. Intelligent image selection (or creation) engages users. Be intentional with your images to make sure they are building on your message. I double-dare you to look at a recent post or a page on your website, and check to to see if it as all 5 elements. Make some changes if needed. A few thoughtful changes can make a big difference in making your content more engaging. Oscar Myre IV is the Creative Director & Owner at omOriginals Marketing! a local Web firm for over fifteen years. Call them at (360)575-9839 or

Shown above is the new location for the local Penny Parvi Agency, providing Insurance through American Family. Parvi and her staff are set to move in before October 1st. Go check out her new digs at 802 Allen Street in Kelso, WA. Or call for your free consultation and quote (360)425-5555.


Bugler fans share their “Kids Quips” Little Oscar: “Shut up, Siri.” Dad: “We don’t say shut up, son”. Little Oscar: “Well MOMMY tells Siri to shut up!” - From Oscar Myre IV, Longview “I asked my daughter once if she knew what all the numbers in the Bible meant, and how to use them. She said, ‘Yes mom. They’re so you can CALL them (Jesus, Moses, etc) on the phone!” - From Kayla Long, on Facebook Kristen (Mom): “it’s official, you’re a preschooler!” Kyeliyah: (With hand on hip and eyes rolled) “I don’t have a fish hole, ‘cause I don’t have a fish. Wait am I old enough to get one now?!! YAYYYYYY!” (She proceeded to run around squealing with glee that she was going to get a Nemo fish...) - From Kristen Eades-Raymond, Facebook “I took my 6 year old with me to a doctor appointment to get an EKG prior to my arm surgery. I lie down on

my back on the table, and my daughter, Ellie, says “Oh great, I know what THIS means, another baby! Mommy!! Control yourself!!” - From Amanda Bisson, Facebook “This morning Gabby looked up at me after doing her hair, and states, “Mom, your hairs isn’t gorgeous”. (Morning hair...) - From Elizabeth Muro, Facebook “A snippet of a “what do you want to be when you grow up?” conversation between my newly 9-year old and my mom: Gramma: “Do you think you’d want to be the President of the United States when you grow up?” Chase: “NO WAY!!” Gramma: “Why not?” Chase: “Number 1 - You’re TOO busy ALL the time! And Number 2 People want to kill you. And then if you find out you don’t like it you still have to do it for four more years. Then you just hope you don’t get re-elected!” Gramma: “Well, alrighty then”. - From Sharnessa Sanden, Facebook

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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), an organization of Naval Service Veterans, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Lower Columbia Branch 363 meets 6:30 p.m., 2nd Friday, each month at the Longview VFW building, 4311 Ocean Beach Highway. For more information contact: Ray Hegr at (360) 425-6981 or E-mail at fra363@yahoo. com. FLEET RESERVE AUXILIARY #363 meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the VFW Hall, 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. A potluck at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7:30 p.m. All people who have active, retired, or reserve status family members who are now serving or have served with the US Navy, Marines or Coast Guard are welcome. Info 425.4688. 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 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. One of our many projects is to serve the youth of the communities. 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 274-7649. 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. 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 & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:45 a.m. 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 Cowlitz Regional Expo & Conference Center. 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 Monday @ 7:00pm or Thursday @ 7:30pm at Longview United Methodist Church. 2851 30th Ave, Longview. For info call Vee (503)449-6005 or

Abernathy Assembly of God 702 Abernathy Creek Rd. Longview Phone: 360-636-1620 Website: Sunday Service 10:45 AM 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 Baha’i Faith Vader 360-751-3181 Centralia 360-807- 4313 Packwood 360-494-4767 Longview 360-423-4105 Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview Office: (360)577-8240 Pastor Shelley Willem Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Castle Rock Christian Church 542 Huntington Ave. S, Castle R. Sunday school – 9 am (all ages) Sunday Worship – 10 am Dr. John Leffler, Senior Pastor 6th-12th Gr. youth Wed, 6-7:30 pm 360-274-6771 M-F, 9:30a -1:30pm Call for home groups/studies 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

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

Grace United Methodist Church, Vader, 295.3402 Rev. Steven A. Caskey, pastor Sunday worshipndservice – 12:15 p.m. Potluck every 2 Sunday Quilting on Mondays & Thursdays

St. Mary Catholic Church 120 Powell Rd., Castle Rock 274.7404 W & Th Daily Mass 8:30A Sunday Mass 8:30A

House of Prayer for All Nations 868 9th ave. Longview, WA Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Service 11:15 AM Evening Service 6 PM

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 412 Pioneer Ave., Box 1467 Castle Rock Worship 10 a.m. Sunday - 274.9393

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 2200 Allen Street, Kelso (360) 423-3650 M & F Daily Mass 12:15 PM Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sunday Mass 10:30 AM

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

Kalama Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Eader 112 Vincent Rd, Kalama WA - Sunday School Castle Rock Church of the Nazarene 9:45am - Worship 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock 11:00am Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Call 673-5570 Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Evening church service 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am Kelso First United Methodist Church Rev. Reo McBride, 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso Pastor - 274.6546 Contemporary Service 9:00 am Sunday School 9:20 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Castle Rock First Baptist Church Wed: Children (Grade 1-12) 5:30-7 pm 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock Pastor Vonda McFadden Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am 360-423-7480 Worship 11a.m. Tues. Adult Bible Study 1:30pm Lexington Bible Fellowship 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) Castle Rock United Methodist Sunday school @ 9:45am 241 First Street, Castle Rock Sunday worship @ 11am Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry Hancuff Worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday Youth Group: Sundays 2 p.m. Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Life Center Corner of Rock & Pine in Centralia Sundays at 10:30am or Central Christian Church Oyler Rd & Hwy 12 in Ethel 401 Crawford St., Kelso Sundays Worship -11am (Sunday school 9:00am 360-736-5898 9:30am) Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Bible Studies - many available Russ Tevis, Minister Living Hope Church 360-425-3420 Church Office 2711 NW Andreson, Vancouver 11:00am Sundays Pastor Dean Jenks (360)944-3905 Church of Christ 300 St. Helen’s St., Toledo, Wa Longview Church of the Nazarene Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 814 - 15th Ave, Longview Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Thurs at 6 p.m 360-577-1100 John Gadberry, Minister 360-274-8570 Longview Community Church, 2323 Washington Way - Longview Emmanuel Lutheran Church service Sunday 2218 E. Kessler Blvd. - Longview Worship Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship - 8:30am Traditional Service 11 a.m. Sunday “Celebration” - 11 a.m. Pastor John Williams 423.6380 Thursday Worship - 6:30 p.m. Child care available at all services Pastor David Martin, Senior Pastor Longview Presbyterian Church Church office - 360-423-3250 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Worship and Children’s Class: Sun. 10am Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Child care provided Pastor Meghan Davis (360)577-8951 Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am New and Living Way Church 951 Delaware St., Longview Church Office (360) 425-4390 Sundays 10am & 6pm Wednesdays 7pm Fathers House Church 703-3340 1315 Commerce Ave Downtown Longview Oak Point Community Church Worship Sundays: 445 Oakpoint Rd, Longview 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Thursday Bible Study 7 p.m. Fireside Fellowship Pastor Doug McMurray; 360-577-6037 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m. The Rock Meeting at 1955 Huntington Ave S, Castle Rock First Christian Church Worship 10 a.m. every Sunday (Disciples of Christ) Wednesday @ 7pm Service 2000 East Kessler Blv - Longview Pastors Jerry & Angie Hughes 360.425.4220 274.7480 Rev. Eric Atcheson

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 Journey Church 77 Solomon Road, Kelso WA Office: (360)423-7344 Saturday Worship: 11:05am Pastor Marcia Stone Stella Lutheran Chapel P.O. Box 546, 124 Sherman Road, Longview Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Children’s Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) Toutle Christian Fellowship 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Childcare provided 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 Bible Study & Kidz Church: 7p.m. If you would like to have your church updated or added to our directory, please email

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to me explained that she was returning to Miami after having spent two weeks visiting her six children, 18 grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren in Boston. Then she inquired what I did for a living. I told her, fully expecting her to question me for free professional advice. Instead she sat back, picked up a magazine and said, “If there’s anything you want to know, just ask me.”

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Must-See Wildlife Moments: Montana’s Bugle Boys

Country Magazine, 2014 but they can only drool over the paFall is in the air – and, if you happen rade of trophy racks, because there’s to be in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, no hunting allowed here during the so is the sound of clashing antlers elk rut. It’s also illegal to carry off shed and bugling elk antlers, which calls. Every Separe an importember and Octant source of tober, hundreds calcium for elk, of elk gather in deer and other the Charles M. wildlife. Russell Wildlife ·After a day Refuge to protect of rest in the their harems and cottonwood forlock antlers with est, hundreds the other males. of cows move Country – to an open elk bugle to attract mates and ward off the magazine for Male competitors. Location: Bozeman, Montana meadow about readers who love Photo by Carol Polich, Country Magazine an hour before the land and life of sunset. Each the countryside – takes an inside look group of cows arrives with a bull that at this peculiar and fascinating annual has claimed them as his harem…and tradition, known as the elk rut. defending a harem is not an easy job. Some highlights from this natural The bull never stops working to keep spectacle include: his cows together—or bugling to warn ·Rocky Mountain elk are renowned off intruders. for their antlers; they have the largest ·It’s fascinating to watch the posturantlers among the six North American ing. When the main bull is about to subspecies. Bulls sport massive 6, 7, charge another bull that’s too close to and even 8-point racks that they pol- his herd, he stretches his neck down ish until the points glow in the sun like and forward, displaying hackles of candles in a magnificent candelabra. dark brown fur. He paws the ground, ·The Charles M. Russell Wildlife sending grass and shrubs flying into Refuge flanks the Missouri River for the air. If the bulls fight, they crash 125 miles on its journey across cen- into each other at automobile speeds, tral Montana, protecting 1.1 million locking antlers that can weigh up to acres of the rugged transition zone 40 pounds. between the Rocky Mountains and ·When a bull wins one of these the Great Plains. The Lewis and Clark standoffs, he struts around with his expedition explored this section of the antlers almost touching his back as river in 1805, and thanks to its remote he gathers his harem—bugling, of location, most of the land looks much course, all the while. These displays the same today as it did then. are some of the most incredible wild·Bow hunters know this place well, life moments you can imagine.

Adorable Adoptee ‘Dash’

Dash reached rescue in a roundabout way. He was rescued the first time, as a tiny 8 week old puppy being sold at a garage sale for 5 bucks. Three little puppies were stuffed in a guinea pig cage and offered up for sale. Two of the puppies were immediately sold. An animal lover, and Good Samaritan, couldn’t bear to see this little dog being given to any one that had a five dollar bill in his pocket, and although she had 3 dogs at home, she took this one, too. She still worries about what happened to the other tiny pups. It didn’t appear that the puppies had been socialized very well. Dash was very shy, but once he warmed up to the family, everything was good. However, this busy family still had 3 dogs and this little busy Chihuahua seemed to require much more attention than the older ones. Reluctantly, with tears in their

eyes, the family that rescued Dash from an unknown future, has decided that he would be happier in another home, where there is not so many other animals, and more attention is devoted to him. He’s a big lover, loves sitting on your lap, and this busy family just doesn’t have the time for this lovebug. Dash is crate trained; in fact, he looks forward to going into his crate at night! (It’s his man-cave...) He’s neutered, current on his vaccinations, and will be microchipped prior to rehoming. He’s now a friendly, happy dog, but still a bit on the shy side. Dasg gets along OK with older children, who respect his small size and treat him gently. Dash is an athletic little guy; can jump and scale a 4’ fence if there’s something/someone on the other side that grabs his attention. A fenced yard is imperative. If you would like to complete our Adoption Application, please do so! For more information about this pet, or email Rescued Paws: For questions and adoption info (360)673-7373

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