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From the Editor’s Desk In the height of the beautiful summertime, August brings us the richest of joys. Also heralding the beginning of "Back to School" mayhem for families, but we may tend to ignore that part for a while yet. ☺ August always conjurs warm, lazy days to mind. With our summer beginning with slightly cooler temps, I'm sure we are ready for those "Hot Summer Days" to really hit. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, 3/4 of U.S. teens and adults are Vitamin D deficient. Also lovingly termed as "the Happy Vitamin", D contributes to our health by helping our body synthesize calcium, and as a main immune system supporter. Not able to escape the reality that we live in a dark, gloomy place many days of the year, the solar radiation from October through March is too weak to provide our skin with the healthy levels of Vitamin D needed. That's why you tend to see Washingtonians walking around with their arms upraised toward the sun when it decides to shine. So it's time to soak up the Vitamin D goodness! 15-20 minutes of direct sunlight exposure is enough to fill your D tank for the week, but do be careful about exposure in the heat of the day. Those of us who were blessed with pale white skin and the tendency toward burning more than tanning need to take extra precautions with long sleeves and sunscreen most of the time. Because really, who likes a sunburn??

Encouragement to take Vitamin D supplements is strong, even during the height of our summer months. Check with your doctor for a good liquid or pill supplement that you can add into your daily regimen. Or, better yet, also get tested for your vitamin levels, it may surprise you. Taking Vitamin D supplements can only help your body, by boosting the calcium absorbtion (for healthy bones), and building up that immune system, which also helps chase away the "dreary blues" that tend to associate themselves with those of us in the Pacific Northwest. There are great options for children's supplements as well, in preparation for getting them ready for school and back to all the germs that is associated with classrooms. Sad, but true. Perhaps you can help ward off a bout of the Fall colds that spread once school begins again! For those of us with children, it is that thought that keeps us clinging to the summery days before us in August. Knowing that September will bring us back into the predictable cycle of school, homework and fall sports / music lessons, August gives us the reprieve and time to laugh, breathe the warm summer air, and enjoy life in the SUN! Until next month!

Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor (Selfie at right taken on recent trip at Snoqualmie Falls, WA)

Colorful Skies Predicted for Washington State International Kite Festival • Aug 15-21 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 15-21st. Photo by Monica, provided with permission by

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Call for Artist Vendors

Art in the Park • September 17th

August Festivals & Area Events This is the “not bored” list!

Be sure to hang onto this issue of The Valley Bugler, full of upcoming Festivals and Community Events for the month of August! Get outside and PLAY and enjoy all of these fantastical events, musical and otherwise! 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! Aug. 5-7 Annual Vernonia Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show. Aug. 10-14 Astoria ‘Bridge to Everywhere!’ Annual Regatta! Parades, Races and so much more. Complete info online: Aug. 11-14 Annual Loggers Jubilee in Morton. Aug. 5-7 Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival at Clatskanie City Park.

Mark your calendars for this September Art event, and vendors begin your applications. Vendor deadline is August 15th. 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 September 17th, to the beautiful Lake Sacajawea, is the 8th Annual “Art in the Park” event. Held at the Hemlock Plaza, RA Long side of the lake, folks can browse the juried exhibit 360-642-2400 Aug. 13

One such special event is the weekly sidewalk chalk coloring contest, usually held on Saturdays. Another fun adventure is horseback riding on the beach, or flying kites. Long Beach, WA Summer Concerts at the Lake. From 6 to 8 p.m Thursdays at Lake Sacajawea. See article on p.8 for complete remaining music lineup. July 27 - 30 Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo! Don't miss: July 29-30 Oregon Tuna Classic in Ilwaco July 29-31 Finnish American Folk Festival offers up plenty of fun, music and food. July 30 Kids day in the Park, Astoria Oregon! Tapiola Park, live music, tasty treats, games and a giant slip 'n slide! August 2-6 Clatsop County Fair at the fairgrounds in Astoria, on 109 acres overlooking the Walluski River. See website for schedule:

Aug. 5-14 Clark County Fair at fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Tons of info online: Aug. 11-14 Annual Seaside beach volleyball tournament. Aug.12-14 Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival in Toledo. Aug. 13 Annual Jazz and Oysters celebration in Oysterville.

Longview Squirrelfest at Civic Center. Aug. 16-21 SW Washington Fair in Chehalis. Aug 15-21 WA State International Kite Festival in Long Beach. Info and events: Aug. 18-20 Wahkiakum County Fair at the County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa 360-795-3480 Aug. 21 Untouchables Car show in Kalama Aug. 27

of fine arts and crafts that are also offered for sale. Multiple styles and genres of art will offer much for the appreciation of those looking. Perhaps you'll even be one of the lucky winners for one of the FREE Prize Drawings for artwork and fine crafts from the artists. All you need is to stop by the park and enjoy. Vendor applications available online or Broadway Gallery. Deadline AUGUST 15th. Annual Unique Tin Car Show and Swap Meet with cruise. August 26-27 Oregon Tuna Classic in Garibaldi Aug. 26-28 Chehalis Garlic Fest & Craft Show. Aug. 26-27 Hood-To-Coast Relay starting at Mount Hood, ending in Seaside Aug. 27 Hub City Car Show in Centralia Sept. 23-24 NEW dates and times for the Blues & Seafood Festival in Ilwaco 360-642-2400

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SQUIRREL FEST 2016 • Seeking Help! National Night Out • August 2nd • Tuesday Saturday, August 13th in Longview By Jeni Quiriconi Squirrel Fest Volunteer Coordinator Do you like to have fun? Do you enjoy making people happy? Can you smile and laugh? Do you enjoy children? If you also have a little time for a one-day project then we have the project for you. The Longview Squirrel Festival seeks up to 100, fun minded people, to help for 2 hours, at a minimum, with children's activities on August 13th, 2016, at R. A. Long Park in Longview, WA. No special skills are needed and most activities need little in the way of physical requirements. Hours help are needed 7:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m. “Jobs” include set-up canopies, zip-lines and games. Decorating the “Childrens Area”. Painting faces. Playing carnival style games. Applying temporary tattoos. Monitoring coloring book and craft areas. Assisting with jewelry making. Helping children on and off the zip-lines. Assisting with the “Spring Swings”. Contest help. Making balloon animals. Reading children's books. Taking down canopies, zip-lines and games. General clean up. Giant Bubble play. Human Keleidoscope assistant. And handing out pop-cicles, among so

much more! Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and a collection of squirrel related charms & pendants; a bunch of wonderful memories; the good feeling that comes from helping others; a fun-filled day and a smile that may stick on your face for days, plus the appreciation of everyone you help! Call / text: 360-751-3313 (Jeni) * Please leave a message saying you would like to help with Fest. eMail:

FREE Events & Activities for the whole family at Squirrel Fest 2016!

• Live Music • Karaoke Contest • Squirrel Feeder Car Races (NEW!) • Beer Garden • Multiple food vendors • 5K Run / Walk • Parade • Kids Games • Kids Circus • NEW Squirrel Bridge Unveil • FIREWORKS @ 10:30pm Complete list of events and music lineup found online at:

Millions strong and counting! The celebrations have become neighborhood festivals with fun and food combined with a serious purpose: crime prevention. National Night Out is an annual community event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and expand police-community partnerships. Call the Cowlitz or Lewis County’s to get information on the local Night out festivities, which usually take place in the downtown areas of the city. Not in Cowlitz or Lewis county? Call your county or city office for info. This year's theme,"Lights On, Lock Up" provides education on how to participate in simple crime prevention strategies such as proper lighting techniques or securely locking property can help to improve the safety of our communities. Deputies also plan to provide tips on how neighbors can work together year-round to help keep their homes and neighbor-

hoods safer. Celebrating 32 years as a safety event that began with just porch lights and vigils plus information being delivered to the community. Today, National Night Out (NNO) draws more than thirty-seven million people from more than sixteen thousand communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. The focus of this unique celebration is on bringing neighbors and communities together with festivals, block parties, cookouts and parades. At the same time, organizers provide ideas, tips and guidelines on how to prevent crime, plus the opportunity for individuals to get to know and socialize with police officers. The program was first established in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch. Its goal, then and now, is to inform the public about community programs on topics such as drug prevention and keeping an eye on the homes of their neighbors to help everyone avoid crimes such as robbery, drug dealing and break-ins. Anybody can put their porch light ON during August 2nd NNO. If there is no National Night Out event near you, why not organize one for next year. Check the Web for instructions at:

Jazz & Oysters - the perfect combo? Jazz & Oysters Sunday, August 13th from 2pm - 7:30pm at Wilson Field in Ocean Park, WA. Tickets: $12.00 - Ages 6 to 18 (Under 6 free) $25 - Ages 18 and up This scenic outdoor concert, located on sprawling green fields, serves

up a variety of delights. In addition to lively music, listeners can purchase and enjoy famed Willapa Bay oysters fresh grilled or on the half shell. There are also luscious grilled sausages and a selection of side plates. as well as fruit & cheese plates and desserts, provided by the area’s fine restaurants. Wine, beer and other beverages are also available. Come play for the day! Seating not provided so bring a folding chair or picnic blanket, whatever works best for you. Think a lovely picnic with some of the best music performed in a natural outdoor setting. 2016 Performer Lineup: 2:00pm The James Danderfer Quintet featuring George Colligan 3:30pm – break 4:00pm Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners 5:30pm - Break 6:00pm The Thara Memory Superband featuring Tahirah 7:30pm Close & pack up

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HOT Summer Nights in Woodland ♪♫ ‘If you haven’t fallen off a horse, Summer is here they tell me. Want something fun to do? This is a FREE non-alcoholic Family Event. Every Friday Night through August 14th 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 29th: 'No Chaser' offers up Classic Rock tunes. August 7th: ‘Cooler Heads Prevail’ brings us toe tappin’ country. August 14th: ‘The England Trio’ closes out the year with blues. This is a family-friendly non-alcoholic event every Friday evening.

then you haven’t been ridin’ long enough...’ - Anonymous


Lighter side

MALE VS. FEMALE LOGIC Woman: Do you play golf? Man: Yes

Woman: How many times a week? Man: Usually about 3 Woman: How much do you pay per round? Man: Usually about $35.00 which includes lunch. (This is where it gets scary!) Woman: And how long have you been playing? Man: About 20 years, I suppose.

By Paddy Elkins Valley Bugler Columnist Michelle Myre is a TREASURE! What a privilege it is to be able to share my thoughts and feelings with you readers in this column every month. Michelle Myre, our wonderful editor and publisher, is careful to remind us columnists to submit our articles by the deadline, so she can complete her editing, and get the Bugler to press on time for the next month's issue. Just the freedom to share openly my thoughts, my faith in God, my heart's cry for the lost ones who don't yet know God and His love for them, is a privilege I'll never take for granted. Thanks, Michelle, for your commitment to sharing Good News in our world! What a refreshing change from the news that splashes across the headlines of other publications, and our TV sets, for that matter, on almost any given day! Readers, if you appreciate this little gem of a newspaper as much as I do, I hope you'll take time to let Michelle know. I, for one, LOVE the Valley Bugler, and all it stands for: Life, Love, Humor, Goodness, Innocent fun that's safe for children, but informative and interesting for adults, too. Never boring. Always uplifting, encouraging, posi-

tive and helpful. Month after month. Year after year. So THANK YOU, Michelle, for your faithfulness to produce this lovely community newspaper. Truly, you are doing your part to combat evil with good, and to extend the love of the Lord to others. Here's a verse from Psalm 37:3-4, for you: "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." May the Lord bless YOU, Michelle, with the desires of YOUR heart. We love and appreciate you for all you do for US readers, columnists and advertisers. We are your devoted fans! [Editor's Note: Wow. I am so humbled by Paddy's appreciation! Whew, had to wipe a few tears away when she sent that in for this month's issue. ☺ If you love the Valley Bugler too, I would encourage you to do two of the very best things that can help this paper stay producing month after month for you to enjoy: 1) Share it with all your friends. 2) Visit / Call, and tell the advertisers you SEE them here, and appreciate their support of this paper. Paddy Elkins invites your feedback! You may Email her at: or call her at 360-751-5231.

Woman: So a round costs $35.00 and you have 3 rounds a week which puts your spending each month at about $450.00. In one year, it would be approximately $5400.00. Correct? Man: Correct Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400.00, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000.00 correct? Man: Correct Woman: Do you know that if you didn't play so much golf, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari? Man: Do you play golf?

Woman: No. Man: Where's your Ferrari?

K9 UNIT The Baltimore Police Department, famous for its superior K9 unit, was somewhat taken aback by a recent incident. Returning home from work, a woman had been shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the channels, and a K9 officer patrolling nearby was first on the scene. As he approached the house with his dog on a leash, the woman ran out on the porch, clapped a hand to her head and moaned, "I come home from work to find all my possessions stolen, I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send a blind policeman!" STOPOVER I couldn't decide whether to go to Salt Lake City or Denver for vacation, so I called the airlines to get prices. "Airfare to Denver is $300," the cheery salesperson replied. "And what about Salt Lake City?" "We have a really great rate to Salt Lake-$99," she said "but there is a stopover." "Where?" "In Denver," she said.

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Castle Rock Fair Winners & Results Submitted by Georgia Cox AUGUST Events Every Monday: Our delectable 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! Every Wednesday: CAP offers Nutrition Meals for Seniors at the Center at NOON. Suggested donation is $3.00, 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! Every Friday: Lunches by reservation only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 636-2118 by Monday. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, August 9th: Program presentation features David Hunt, from the Red Cross, will speak with us about important information. Talk

starts at 11am, followed by a potluck lunch at noon. Please join us for this time of fun and good fellowship. Thursday, August 18th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICE: BINGO will return on Saturday, October 1st. Please watch the readerboard for any further announcements. Any person age 50+ is invited to join the Castle Rock Senior Center. Lifetime membership is $5.00 Activities, newsletter, new friendships and more are offered. Please stop on in for a visit or to see information posted. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA 98611 (360)274-7502

Castle Rock Fair "We're a Little Bit Country" had a good attendance this year. Saturday was the biggest day. There was plenty to do for the kids with wet money scramble pony rides, visiting the petting zoo, arcade games, riding in the cow cars, pumping water to move the ducks, and archery. People liked the new swine building and pens. What a great improvement. Then of course, going through the fantastic exhibits. President Gary Boshart worked hard to take out shrubs to put gravel down to hold the FFA flowers. The area in front at lower gate was taken away and bricks put in to make the entrance very nice. Special thanks to Boshart for the hard work this past December through July! Gorgeous flowers were by Anita Ogden, Barbara Rider, Janet Prince, Marti Boshart, and Yvonne Knuth. Some of the arrangements were left to showcase for the 'America in Bloom' judges. The board would like to thank the superintendents, volunteers, Police Dept. and Public works for all their help putting on the fair. See you next year! 2016 CR Fair Winners / Results: Talent show 9 & under 1st Anderson Frandson 2nd Darla Day Ages 10-17 1st Kaila Harris Ages 18+ Amanda Smith & Hal-lee Hams Lip Sync Ages 9 & under

1st Hope Gold 2nd Ellie Foster Ages 10-17 1st Myla Langdon, Mayteena Cherrington 2nd Kaila Harris & Bailey Dunn 3rd Kassidy Handel-Leatherwood, Elierig Cole Ages 18+ 1st Megan Millwood 2nd Felicity Proudfit Parade Walking -Youth 1- CR Cheerleaders 2- Youth Center 3- Girl Scouts Walking Adult 1-American Legion 2-National Guard Floats-Organizations 1- Methodist Church 2-CR Valley Firefighters 3- Fibre Federal Floats-Private 1-Pirates Ships 2-Fast Pitch Team Floats-Commercial 1- Drew's Grocery 2-Hair Cut Express 3- Cowlitz River Dental Antiques Vehicles 1-Randals Jeep 2- Jim Ogden 3-Boncionanna Horses 1- SW Washington Rodeo Queen 2- Miss Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo Queen 3-Cowboys & Angels Youth Sweepstakes Castle Rock Cheerleaders Adult Sweepstakes Pirates & Ships

The Weight-Cancer Link By Melissa Kirk, RD, CD, CDE For The Valley Bugler An estimated 1 in every 3 cancer deaths can be attributed to excess body weight, poor nutrition and/or a lack of physical activity, according to the American Cancer Society. Being overweight or obese likely raises a person’s risk of getting more than 10 types of cancer due to the effect that obesity has on the body’s immune system, hormones and cell growth. Unfortunately, approximately 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. Are you? You can calculate your body mass index (BMI) by typing “body mass

index” into your computer search engine or going to: *Type in "Calculate Body Mass Index" into the search box on the website screen. Aside from not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the single most important way to protect against cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research offers these 10 cancer prevention recommendations: 1. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. 2. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Limit seden-

Veterans Helping Veterans • Aug. 20 By Jean Brown Valley Bugler Newspaper

AUGUST 20th • 11:00am - 4:00pm On display, rows upon rows of antique cars in pristine condition affectionately polished to a sparkling shine act as a demonstration of the accomplishments of their proud veteran owners. On Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 11:00am in the Lowe's parking lot, warm welcomes await visitors. Tons of Raffle prizes: tools; bicycles; radio’s; dinners for two; overnight stays at Long Beach; too many to list here. It’s only $1.00 donation

per raffle ticket with a good chance at winning a prize. Must be present to win. Drawings start at 12:00pm and continue through the afternoon. It is suggested to get your raffle tickets early and get them ready to win once the drawings begin at noon. Music tunes from the 50’s & 60’s will entice everyone to dance, and free popcorn will be offered to kids. ALL raffle proceeds to go to a well deserving veteran. No organizations are involved. This is merely fellow veterans reaching out to help one of their own. Your support is appreciated and encouraged. [Photo by Jean Brown]

August 2016 • Valley Bugler • Page 7 tary habits. 3. Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. 4. Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans. 5. Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats. 6. If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day. 7. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium). 8. Don't use supplements to protect against cancer. 9. It is best for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for up to 6 months and then add other liquids and

foods.* 10. After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations for cancer prevention.* *Special Population Recommendations Need help reaching or maintaining a healthy weight? Consider signing up for the New American Plate Challenge. This free 12-week online challenge will help you lower your risk of cancer and chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Visit to sign up! Melissa Kirk, RD, CD, CDE works as the PeaceHealth Nutrition and Diabetes Program Coordinator in Longview, WA.

The trolley is out and about this summer, and being spotted around the area full of people with huge smiles plastered on their faces for private events & parties. KLOG/KUKN is selling Trolley Squirrel Bridge Tour tickets during Squirrel Fest! Trolley: Christine 360-270-2118 Call: 636-0110 Squirrel Bridge tix

DING DING! Here comes the Trolley!

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GARLIC FEST • August 26-28 Whether you are a lover of garlic or even just of festivals, you will have to make it to the Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show on August 26-28th. 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, kabobs, 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. 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! :-) Garlic lovers unite for a Festival

that celebrates that magical bulb, and brings people of all walks of life together. Even if you only like garlic "a little", this is a Festival where everyone will enjoy!

It’s time to bust out the lawn chairs and blankets, throw on your flip flops and head over to the Concerts at the Lake series at Lake Sacajawea in Longview on Thursday evenings. Every Thursday from 6pm-8pm, live music will draw hundreds to relax and chill to their tunes. Concerts at the Lake are held at Martin’s Dock in Lake Sacajawea Park, Longview, WA. Bring your blankets, low back chairs and picnic dinners, or food service will also be available. The seating area will face the lake dock, and performance stage, and is set on the grassy hill. There isn't a bad seat in the house.

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.

Photo provided courtesy GarlicFest

SW Washington Fairgrounds 2555 North National Avenue Chehalis, WA 98532

2016 Concert Schedule:

July 29: Jukebox Heroes Foreigner Tribute band from their best of the 70's and 80's. Who doesn't love Foreigner? August 4: Haley Johnson Band Throwing out pop, rock and folk tunes to enjoy. August 13th: Catch a Wave Finale of the summer is this totally tubular Beach Boys Tribute band.

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Full schedule & Promotions: If you haven't had a chance yet this season to go catch a game, there are still a few home games left! Each game has it's own great Promotional feature, so mark your calendar and Go Black Bears! 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? Promotional nights: Thursday, July 28th – Longview Public Library Public Literacy Night. Children who complete the

Longview Public Library’s Summer reading program receive entry for themselves and their parents. Thirsty Thursday. $2 canned beer. Friday, August 5 - Fiesta Bonita Friday. Satruday, August 6 - Bob Crisman’s Gallery of Diamonds presents the 7th Annual Ladies Diamond Dig. First 500 women 18+ in the gate receive shovels and dig for diamonds at set time. Aaron’s Super Saturday. Sunday, August 7th - Fan Appreciation Night. A night full of prizes and drawings as the Black Bears and our sponsors say “Thank You” to the fans.

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Montessori offers hands on learning and life lessons Some may have heard the term 'Montessori' thrown around while people were discussing schooling and early childhood education. Some may also have no idea what it is referring to, and Beth Shine of Montessori Children's House of Longview wants to help shed some light on the topic. "Our school (Ages 2.5 through Kindergarten) recognizes that children are motivated by an innate curiosity, a love for learning, and a desire to participate in the world around them," explains owner and teacher Beth Shine. "Each child is met where they are and moved forward from there according to their skills and interests. Children round themselves out academically if given the right tools, time, and guidance." In 1906, Maria Montessori created Montessori education in the slums of Rome, Italy. Dr. Montessori was a medical doctor who, after years of observing children, discovered that they passed through various stages of development. She discovered that while in each stage, children were able to learn effortlessly whatever it was that interested them. She recognized that children need freedom to explore

without interruption. With this in mind she trained people to observe and guide, rather than teach the children. Dr. Montessori also created various materials for the children to use, which would satisfy their needs and curiosities while in each stage of development. In a Montessori classroom the teacher gives each child their lessons individually from several areas of the classroom, such as language, math, art, sensorial, practical life and geography. A Montessori classroom gives children the freedom necessary to develop their differences that make them a unique individual. Montessori education compliments the universal qualities of all children. Common Questions of Montessori: How do I know my child is ready for Montessori? Children independent in the bathroom and between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 are usually ready. A child needs to have some impulse control and to have passed out of the oral stage (objects in mouth). Do the children do all their work independently? Are there any group lessons?

The children do most of their work independently. Children at this age are working on self-construction. They each have an internal drive that draws them to specific work on the shelf. A child may do any particular lesson one time or fifty times depending on the child’s age, interest, or stage of development. As a child draws closer to the age of six he becomes more interested in group lessons. Some of the higher end math and language lessons are given in small groups to feed that need. Small gatherings are held sporadically for grace and courtesy lessons, stories, or listening games. Everyday, the group comes together, as a whole, to read stories and sing. The group comes together for celebrations as well. How do you know when to give a child a lesson? There are two things a teacher observes in a child when preparing to give a new lesson. The first is the

child’s skill level. It is a delicate balance between offering a lesson to a child that is challenging but not too difficult to discourage. The second is interest; children absorb a lesson in its totality if it is something they are attracted to. Is your program religious based? Religion is a very private and personal matter. It is our school’s philosophy to respect all religions but to leave religious education to individual families. Our program has no religious affiliations. How are teachers trained? All our teachers are Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.) trained and certified. Have additional questions? Call Montessori Children's House for more information and visit them online: Montessori Children's House (360)578-9885 [See ad same pg.]

Kid's World Learning Center celebrates 23 years of successful business It's not hard to see why Kid's World Learning Center is one of Longview's successful early childhood education school, taking in the happy children in each classroom. Offering morning and afternoon pre-school classes for children ages 2.5 to 5 years, Kid's World provides a great option for families considering pre-school. Founded in 1993, current owner and Director, Kari Gallagher, runs her Childhood Center with the type of pride and joy that is bestowed heavily on her staff and not herself. "I have amazing staff who are continually expanding their skills and classroom activities. A lot of music and science is integrated into daily activities, as well as outside play time," touts Gallagher with an earnest smile. Gallagher is joined in her enthusiasm by said staff: Mrs. French, Ms. Valley, and Ms Melissa are lead teachers; Ms Michelle, Ms Mandie, Ms Ashley and Ms Katie are teacher's helpers; and Ms Hayley is the Office Assistant. Part of the LEEP Program, (Longview Early Education Program), youngsters at Kid's World enjoy fun field trips and outings into the local community, as well as experiencing local professionals bringing dance, transportation fun and more inside

Above: Zero to Hero math night brought out entire families of superheros to learn and play. Photo by Kari Gallagher

the classroom. "All students really enjoy heading outside for an exciting science lesson, or participating in the many extra curricular events we hold for families. It's a fun time to see everyone enjoying themselves," said Gallagher. She is speaking of events such as 'Dad's n Donuts', and the 'Mother's Tea', where everyone gets to meet everybody else's parents, as well as see the love in their faces for their children. Also, opening the Center for Zero to Hero math night encouraged families to dress up as super heroes, play some fun learning math games, take pictures, make memories, and create a super hero mask. Now enrolling: (360)577-7121

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Cal Smith offers a beacon of light in Castle Rock It is no small feat to run and successfully manage a modern day grocery store, yet Cal Smith manages to make it look simple, all with a smile on his face. This year is his 20th Anniversary of owning Cascade Select Market in Castle Rock, a cornerstone for the small community and outlying area. Smith brought with him decades of grocery management experience, managing a Safeway store before purchasing Cascade Select and setting out on his own. "My family has always been in the grocery business. I started at age sixteen, and stuck with it. Eventually, I was itching to get out on my own and bought a store and made it happen," Smith said nonchalantly.

His humbleness is endearing. And it carries over into the way his store is managed and operated. Smith stresses courtesy and friendliness with his employees, and encourages positive interactions with every transaction. Friendly service is what the local community has come to expect and love from Cascade Select. More than just friendly service and reasonable prices await inside this local gem. Smith takes great effort to stock his perishables department with the finest cuts of meats, vegetables and produce. Buying the highest quality produce and meats that is treated with respect and kept as fresh as possible for consumers is critical. The fresh produce department re-

ceived a facelift last year, resulting in a dramatic improvement in overall appearance of displays and shopping experience. Listening to demand from his clientele, Smith opened up a new organic produce section, and has added selections as demand continues to grow. Another new development is the additions to the liquor and adult beverages department, due to the new state laws. Showcasing local wines

has been a hit, offering up vintages from local wineries in Southwest Washington. One popular winery is located in Silverlake, Mt. St. Helens Cellars. The Chardonnay and Cabernet are the most requested bottles from that winery. Smith firmly believes in running a clean, friendly store, and encourages customers to request items if they don't see it on shelves. "We're members of Unified Grocery, and can get almost any product you can think of," shared Smith. So whether you're looking for a certain kind of tropical fruit, or getting a summer flower bouquet from the floral department, Cascade Select Market has what you're looking for. Stop in and see what everyone's been talking about for yourself and join the 'friends' of Cascade Select. Weekly ad available via eMail!

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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 Monday-Friday 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 1st & 3rd Thursdays. 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 Anita Morgan 748-8098, Rentals call Claudia Hunter 274-5263 CATLIN GRANGE #199 2nd & 4th Fri. 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner 2nd Friday. 7:30 meetings. More info: 423-2122; Rental call Barbara Wilburn: 425-5970. PLEASANT HILL GRANGE # 101 2nd Monday. 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Community Service group meets Thursdays @ 10am. Info & rentals call Zula Bryan 360-425-6101 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. 4th Tuesday, 6pm. Info & Hall Rental: Becky Molt 360575-3977 WOODLAND GRANGE #178 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Info & rentals call John Burke 225-9888 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. 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. & Thurs. 1 - 4 p.m . @ LV Senior Center 274-3175 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 @ 5:30-6:30pm at 1414 12th Ave, Longview. Info: Gloria 360-749-7449 or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) "Connections" Open Support Group Mondays @ 4-5:30pm and Thursdays 12-1:30pm. STRIVE Series; Dealing with emotional and/or addiction issues Tuesdays 1-2:30pm: Counseling availabe. Call (360)703-6722 NAMI SW WA Kelso office: 109 Allen St, Kelso WA

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 Julie Bracken 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 371 20th Avenue 425-1960 Longview 360-274-6771 M-F, 9:30a -1:30pm 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 (360) 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock M & F423-3650 Daily Mass 12:15 PM Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Worship 11a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 3-6pm Kalama Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Eader Castle Rock Church of Nazarene 112 Vincent Rd, Kalama WA 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock 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 Jerry Hancuff Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Pastor 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. Traditional Service 11 a.m. Sun. Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Pastor John Williams 423.6380 Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am Longview Presbyterian Church 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Church Office (360) 425-4390 Worship and Children’s Class: Sundays at 10am Fathers House Church Bill Van Nostran 577-8951 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview Pastor Worship Sundays: 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Longview Pentecostal Church 4333 OB Highway, 636-0580 Sunday School 11am, Worship 12pm Fireside Fellowship Bible Study Wed 7pm, Youth Fri. 7pm 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Pastor Perry Hanchey

New and Living Way Church 951 Delaware St., Longview Sundays 10am & 6pm Wednesdays 7pm 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 9 & 11am Sunday Worship. Adult Study & Sunday School 10:10am Tues 10:30am Text Study Wed: 5:30pm Youth Group Wed: 7:30pm Adult Bible Study 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 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 (360)295-3756 Pastor Tracy Durham Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 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 Word of Life Christian Center 277 Brown Rd. E, Chehalis Sunday 9:45am / Wed 7pm Study 360-864-4407 / 360-523-8828

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Ryderwood 'Old-Timers' Reunion • August 28th The Ryderwood Old-Timers' Reunion occurs annually on the 4th Sunday in August. Ryderwood was established in 1923 as one of few logging camps built for families, and anyone even remotely associated with those years is invited to attend this year’s event on August 28th. Current Ryderwood residents and invited guests are also welcome. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at noon in the Park with friends from all over. At 1 p.m., a narrated version of the Ryderwood portions of the 1926 Long-Bell movie will be shown in the Community Hall Auditorium. There will be ample opportunities

to share information both there and at the Park. Dry camping is available on a limited basis. Ryderwood OldTimers can contact Sally-Gene DeBriae at (360) 295-3217 for information about the event. Since 1953, Ryderwood has been a “planned community for retired persons”. The “Village in the Woods” is located 9 scenic miles west of I-5 exit #59, at the very end of SR 506. Learn more at where the Ryderwood History Project page provides ways to share historical information as Longview and Ryderwood approach their hundredth birthday.

Guffaws to share DAILY REMINDER LIST After I had taken on a few too many projects, my responsibilities began piling up on me. To keep my forgetfulness to a minimum, I started a daily reminder list, scratching off items as I completed them. Some two weeks later I bragged to my husband, Clarence. "Thanks to that list I have never once overlooked a single important detail." Not long afterward I returned home from a late-night meeting and picked up my list to check on the next day's activities. There, in my husband's handwriting, wedged between "1:30 hair appointment" and "Clean the linen closet," was the notation: "Seduce Clarence." OUTHOUSE CONFESSION Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. For facilities, they had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the water. One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large stick and pushed. The outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away. That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it, son?" The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth." The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree!!"

KARAOKE DATE On a first date, the young man thought he'd impress the young lady, a piano and voice teacher, by taking her to a karaoke bar. After going up and singing a song, and feeling confident as ever, he thought he'd ask a music question to impress her, "What key did I sing in?" She replied, "Most of them." THE CLASSIC HUSBAND The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage. The teacher then announced, "Ladies, exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. And, gentlemen, it wouldn't hurt you to take the time to go walking with your partner." The room got quiet. Finally, a man in the middle of the group raised his hand. "Yes?" replied the teacher. "Is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

'The Secret Life of Pets' Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario Directed by Wes Ball Running Time 1 Hr., 53 Mins., PG-13 My Rating: B+

By Blake Peterson Valley Bugler Columnist Because “Zootopia” set the bar so high this year in terms of family entertainment, everything, even works like the highly anticipated “Finding Dory,” seems to pale in comparison. That’s good news for “Zootopia” but bad news for anything following in its shadow without as much on its mind: had it been released in a year without an animated film as intelligent as the latter, “The Secret Life of Pets” might have stood as something more than forgettable escapist fare with kiddies on the brain. Louis C.K. heads “The Secret Life of Pets” as Max, a perky terrier living an idyllic life in the apartment of Katie, a working girl (voiced by Ellie Kemper). Though opposed to his owner’s long work schedule, which sees her missing from the flat for much longer than a bird-headed pup can handle, Max finds solace in the other pets living in the complex. Boredom is never a part of his afternoon, and by the time his human walks through the front door ready to unwind after a tiring day, so’s he. Max likes his routine, and so he’s a little peeved when Katie unexpectedly brings home another dog. To Max’s disgust, it’s a slobbery Golden Retriever named Duke (voiced by Eric Stonestreet), whose massive size and dopey disposition are major turn-offs. The purchase of the friendly beast was on a whim, sure, but Katie is certain that her household’s best feature could use some company. Max isn’t so certain that he’s ready to feel the love. He’s so used to having both the house and his owner’s affections to himself that he’s not so committed to the prospect of sharing; straight away, he goes into alpha mode in an attempt to prove his apparently kept-hidden dominance. But

his avoidable clashing takes a turn for the worse when, when at a dog park, the off-leash Duke drags and drops his new brother in a foreign part of the city in a clumsy attempt to ditch him. Bad idea. Following a run-in with some vicious alleycats, Max and Duke get hopelessly lost in the asphalt jungle that is New York, making enemies out of some ownerless toughies (led by a superb Kevin Hart) in the process. But Max’s dedicated friends back home come in handy after they quickly notice Katie’s unusually vacant apartment. Almost immediately, they empathically begin searching for their long lost pal, taking risky turn after risky turn in order to safety locate their most devoted friend. Of course, all will be resolved by the time the building’s owners come back from work. Clocking at a trim (and expertly fastpaced) ninety minutes, “The Secret Life of Pets” is a proficient comedy caper perhaps a little too harmless to seem like anything besides (sturdy) filler between “Zootopia” and the next great animation picture of 2016. Without emotional tugs or flaw abiding ticks to allow us to see the characters as something other than mouth pieces for family friendly witticisms, the movie is pretty insubstantial and, as a result of its unwaveringly cheery personality, more a comedic exercise than a consequential film. Still, its animation is wondrous, and its voice acting, especially by the bravura Hart and the chipper Jenny Slate, is show-stopping. So while high expectations can be a deadly force, and while “Zootopia” can be an unstoppable hotbed of bias, “The Secret Life of Pets” is, nevertheless, a likable rag. You can take it or leave it, but withstanding its charisma is unthinkable. A student at the University of Washington, Blake will major in Visual Communications or Journalism.


Page 14 • Valley Bugler • August 2016 able to purchase for the Mac, but they have a Windows version that might be available by the time you read this article. I encourage you to download a trial for yourself. I don’t see any drawbacks, you just might need to figure out what to do with the

First Look at a Photoshop Killer By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist I’ve been using Adobe PhotoShop professionally for many years. It is hands down my favorite app on my Macs. I use it to make pixel perfect images for websites and other design projects. So why might I be open to or even interested in a PhotoShop alternative? I’ve been tired of Adobe for years. They do make some amazing software, but with each new edition they get more money out of me with fewer “must have” features. For work, I have the latest and greatest Adobe Products in the Creative Cloud which cost about $50/month. If my job didn’t want to have the latest, I would be perfectly happy with my old copy of CS6 that does all that I know that I need. I actually have an ancient license of CS3 that does an amazing job as well. At the risk of being called old fashioned, I like the idea of buying software and using it until it no longer meets my needs. I get that Adobe is in business to make money, I just wish they’d focus on making new software that I might need vs. repackaging old stuff with minor practical enhancements. Please excuse my rant, maybe I’m just cheap. Over the years I’ve looked at many

alternatives to PhotoShop. It used to cost about $600 each time I felt compelled to upgrade. I’ve recently been hearing about Affinity Photo from Serif from a variety of people in design. I’ve talked with kids fresh out of school and seasoned pros that have recommend that I give Affinity Pro a try. They’ve claimed it can do everything that you can do in PhotoShop for a fraction of the price. So I’ve downloaded a free trial @ http://www.serif. com/ to see how it compares. My initial thought was this looks an awful lot like PhotoShop. The main difference is the icons are distractingly colorful. But, the layered layout makes me feel right at home. I was able to open last months Valley Bugler cover (PSD a Photoshop File) and quickly make some changes and save it again as a PSD. That is pretty cool. I’m also very impressed with the speed in which it opened and allowed me to edit this large PSD file. Affinity Pro Cost: $50 for a lifetime license. How does this compare to Adobe’s Photoshop? You can no longer buy PhotoShop outright you have to rent it for $20/month unless you are a professional and then it is $30/month. This is $240-$360/a year until they decide to charge more. Currently, Affinity Pro is only avail-

extra money you save. ~:-) Oscar Myre IV is the head web developer at RAM Mounts in Seattle, WA. Oscar enjoys playing outside with his kiddos and doing crazy events like the Tough Mudder. Check out:

Valley Bugler’s Choice Award

Bow Tie Bash 2016 • Fred Sloan's 1954 Chevy

These three had a mighty task from the Editor: Find the "Perfect Car" to bestow the Valley Bugler's Choice Award to for the Bow Tie Bash, 2016. L to R: Lindsey Jones, Casey Coonc and Andy Jones, all local area kids, chose Fred Sloan's beautiful, cherry red 1954 Chevrolet.☺ Congratulations Mr. Sloan, on your winner of a car! Photo by Diana Jones.

Elam's Home Furnishings

celebrates 29 years of business 29 years of successful local and family owned business is what Elam's Home Furnishings celebrates during the month of August 2016. Well known for their friendly service and superior product selection, the Elam's family is here to stay. Shown at right, the family (Janin, Rob, Tyler, Dustin, Randy) relaxes together on one of the many sofa lounge recliners available in store and by special order. If you want to catch a glimpse of Rob, the inspiration behind the cartoon caricature seen in their advertising, come by anytime. He's usually found chatting with customers and helping inventory find new homes on the display floor. Offering multiple brand lines for your living room, bedroom, entertain-

ing room, office and any other room, you can find virtually anything you are looking for at Elam's. The selection is unbeatable for style, quality and affordability, as well as the depth of professional knowledge shared. You're in good hands with the Elam's family. Stop in and wish them a Happy Anniversary, and check out their current specials on mattresses, dining sets and more. [See ad p.2] 1413 Commerce Ave • Longview (360)575-9804 •

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Signs of Heat Stroke for pets Adorable Adoptees

By Christy A. Caballero It’s time for hot August nights – and fun summery days. A little extra TLC will keep family members with four feet safe, even when the mercury soars. Pets are affected by the heat, just like we are. Heat stroke, in fact, is a very real threat. The short-nosed breeds, like Bulldogs and Pugs, large heavy-coated breeds, and any pets with heart or respiratory problems are more at risk for heat stroke – cats included. Imagine wearing winter clothes on a hot summer day. You can only cool off by panting. That’s kinda their world. The severe response is heatstroke – know the signs, because minutes matter. • body temperatures of 104-110F degrees • excessive panting • dark or bright red, or sticky or dry tongue and gums • staggering • stupor • seizures • bloody diarrhea or vomiting • coma • death Get veterinary attention immediately! If you have to wait, get your pet into shade. Cool your pet with cool water, not ice water (which constricts blood vessels). Place cool wet cloths on feet and around head. Don’t cool below 103 F degrees Offer ice cubes for the animal to lick on the way to the vet. Once cooled, your pet may look okay, but only a vet can assess and treat heat stroke damage to internal organs such as liver, kidneys, brain, etc., and secondary complications. Sadly, a primary cause of heat stroke is being locked in a parked

car. A Stanford University study showed that even on a 72 degree day, the temp inside a car will rocket to 116 degrees within 60 minutes. Cracking the windows hardly slowed the rise at all. If you see a pet in a parked car on a hot day, consider writing down the car’s make and model and license number, and tell the nearest store manager. They may locate the owner or call animal control, to keep a tragedy from happening in their parking lot. You can call animal control or the police for help. Some animals still die from heatstroke, even when help comes. Minutes count. It’s hard to do, but this time of year, pets are often safer at home. Car rides are best reserved for trips involving drive-thru windows, and stops at pet-friendly destinations, so nobody has to stay in the car. To stay cool in the yard or on a picnic, here’s a really fun “to-go” goodie for Fido that’s easy to make in your freezer. First, get a large-ish freezable container – and put in some dog treats, maybe a rubber ball, or a Nyla-bone, use your imagination. Then mix equal parts water and chicken broth (adjust to fit your pet’s taste) and pour over the treats and toys and put it all into the freezer to turn into a big pet treat-sicle. It’s something you can take out of the freezer and up-end into a dish and Fido can work on it like a big sno-cone, licking the broth mixture as it melts, slowly “liberating” treats frozen inside!!! It’s summer – let there be pup-sicles!!! Freelance writer and photographer Christy A. Caballero lives a couple of deer trails off the beaten path in northwest Oregon. Her work has earned three Dog Writer’s Association of America “Maxwell” Awards, and national and regional awards from the National Federation of Press Women. She is also published in anthologies, magazines, and specialty publications.

Come see our special dogs and cats today. Humane Society of Cowlitz County.

Call 577-0151

for a senior dog. He has no serious issues other than his deafness and his age. Clyde deserves to spend his final time loved and cared for. We want to find the best possible retirement home and a home inspection will be required. For more information about this gentle senior dog, please contact his foster mom Shelly Westby at For more information: Rescued Paws: (360)673-7373

Meet 'Clyde'

Clyde was rescued from the humane society. He had been there several months before he was brought to the attention of Rescued Paws. We picked up Clyde from the shelter over the Memorial weekend and he is now in loving foster care. Clyde is a big senior boy who moves cautiously as he is deaf. He will follow your movement and take direction from your hand signs. Clyde is very sweet and we are looking for a home where he is comfortable and loved. Clyde sleeps a lot and loves to roam out and about in the sun. He has been to the vet and was reported to be in good health

Meet 'Little Guy'

We received an urgent call to rescue a kitten with a damaged eye. In order to save the kitten from the unbearable pain the Vet removed the eye. He does not know he only has one eye! He is becoming more active, more playful every day, as the surgery site heals. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. (360)673-7373

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