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From the Editor’s Desk Antoinette L. Reich 1947-2015 My beautiful mom. This month. This day. I don’t have much more to say other than my mom died unexpectedly today at the age of 68 years old. You, my dear readers, will perhaps see mistakes contained within these pages. Ones I truly didn’t intend to make. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. This issue we dedicate to you, mom. To your life, so beautifully lived. Such an inspiration to all those around you. Complete selflessness, always giving with your whole being, loving everybody around you with an infectious enthusiasm, and a smile that could light the heavens. And now I’m sure it is doing just that. My heart is broken with despair. Our hearts are broken with despair. This Editor’s Note was her “favorite thing to read” in the paper. I can’t believe that she will never read one again. For my mom. Mom to more than just her children, mom to all. Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Niece and dearly loved best friend to all. Especially me. For all our breaking hearts. She’s with the Lord now, but we all

want her back here. We all know that we’ll see her again with Jesus. She was definitely His handmaiden on this earth to all those that were blessed to be in her sphere. Mom, you were my best friend. You still are. An incredible source of strength, joy and boundless love. I will miss you every second of every day until we meet again in eternity. Until next month, be well. Love the ones you’re with. Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor [Below: Publisher and Editor, Michelle Myre with her cherished mom, Toni Reich, on Mother’s Day, 2015]

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Antoinette L. Reich ~ Memory Eternal This is the “not bored” list!

Be sure to hang onto this issue of The Valley Bugler, full of all the upcoming Festivals and Community Events for the month of July! Saturdays & Sundays all Summer in Long Beach, WA Enjoy Face Painting, a Horse & Wagon and other fun family things to do at the world’s longest beach! One such special event is the weekly sidewalk chalk coloring contest, usually held on Saturdays. Get a team or compete against one another for whoever can have the most FUN with their chalk art. Or, take some time on a lazy Saturday afternoon to check out the artwork on the sidewalks! Another adventure is horseback riding on the beach. The main entrance of the public beach usually contains a horse riding company that can deliver seasoned horses ready for a beautiful trek along the beach with you on their back. Long Beach, WA July 2-4 Go Fourth Festival in Longview. It’s time for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, plenty of piroshki and of course, the fireworks. Facepainting, henna tattoos, fireman’s hole-in-one challenge, and festival vendor fodder a major bonus, too. Come see what the rest of 60,000+ people find so exciting each year!

July 3 Port of Ilwaco Fireworks Display! The Friday eve before the 4th. July 4 Clatskanie Heritage Days Festival and 4th of July Parade. Music, Logging Show, Fireworks and More in Clatskanie City Park during the July 4 weekend. July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade in Ocean Park @ 1pm. Go to the Bank of Pacific’s parking lot at NOON to decorate your kids’ bikes so they can be in the parade. July 4 Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach in Long Beach starting at dusk. July 4 Fourth of July Parade & Festival in Warrenton and Astoria. 11am - 3pm on July 4th, includes Car Show @ 11am, Motorcycle Show @ 11am, Community BBQ @ 12pm-3pm and the Parade @ 3pm. July 4 Firecracker 5K fun run at the Port of Ilwaco. Info online. July 4 Seaside, Oregon Fireworks display and fun daily activities July 9-12 Toledo Cheese Days invites everyone to join them for Cheese Days.

Car Show and Parade are on Saturday. More info: July 9 Summer Concerts at the Lake. First of six concerts from 6 to 8 p.m Thursdays at Lake Sacajawea. See article on p.6 for complete music lineup. July 9-12 Rainier Days in the Park. See website for information. July 9-12 Annual Winlock Pickers Fest at Winolequa Park in Winlock.Instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’! David Grier headlining. July 10-12 Kalama celebrates 125th Anniversary all three days! River-to-River Run & Walk Challenge 5K/10K. Awards and Prizes given out, and ribbons for all age groups. Register: July 15-19 Annual SandSations and City SandSations in Long Beach. From 10am - 6pm everyday, watch solo artists at the Third Street entrance, Downtown Long Beach. Competition kicks off Friday with free scultping lessons at the beach and the Actual competition on Saturday, the 18th. More info: July 15-19 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo in St. Helens. Thursday the 16th is Kids Day at the Fair, and Sunday the 19th is Half Price day at the Fair. More info online: July 16-18 Castle Rock Fair, with parade, vendors, youth activities, music and more, at Castle Rock Fairgrounds. See page 6 for full description.

July 11-19 Kalama Community Fair and Parade. Kalama, WA. July 18-19 Clamshell Rail Road Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum


We are a family-friendly, untimed 5K, who welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and at each kilometer add blue, sprinkle green, splash yellow, spray orange, and finish strong in pink. We are about people & communities; our color is safe for both. Our powderygoodness is 100% non-toxic, food-grade cornstarch and coloring. Learn more The Movement You give back. Dashers all across the US and abroad have raised over a total of $1,000,000 for local causes. 50% of every registration goes into your community. We bring the color, you… Let The Color Move You™. Everyone is welcome to run - and the kiddos 5 and under are free! If pushing a stroller, please keep in mind you’ll be dashing through several feet of bubbles. We love our furry friends, and a handful of our events benefit them. With that said, all animals must be leashed and of course, you’re solely responsible for them. For more information, see the advertisement on the next page, and visit the web site: Price is $35 per team, $40 individual and $85 for family. There is a special discount code available from the ad, be sure to use it to get the best price to have fun! Bring friends and family for fun! (Sponsored by Three Rivers Mall, Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce and Body on the Move)

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Save the Date for Mossyrock Blueberry Festival!! July 31st - August 2nd Prepare your senses for some delicious fun at the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival this July 31-August 2! With everything from car, dog and quilt shows to a family friendly 5K run/walk, your weekend in Mossyrock is bound to be full of plenty of fun. And blueberries. Don’t forget the blueberries! Plenty of musical entertainment is included with the nominal festival admission of only $1.00 for those ages 6 and over. (Includes parking). And of course, the Parade and Car Show are FREE. Also at the Festival will be a ‘Kids Art Contest’, Pie Eating Championship (Different age groups), Parade and a Bike Ride. While visiting Mossyrock you may want to buy some blueberries from a local farm and visit the flower fields and show garden at the DeGoede

Bulb Farm. Better yet, make your visit part of a longer trip staying at one of the hotels or camp grounds along the beautiful White Pass Scenic By-Way stretching from I-5 south of Chehalis to Naches along US 12. Festival Info: FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE: Friday, July 31 Food and craft vendors: noon to closing PM ~ Vender area in Klickitat Prairie Park. Quilt Show: noon to closing ~ Mossyrock Community Center. Glen Cowles and the Stationary Stones: 3 - 4 PM ~ On the Klickitat Prairie Park stage. Newaukum River Band: 4 - 6 PM ~ On the Klickitat Prairie Park stage. Back Fire Band: 8-12 PM ~ On the Klickitat Prairie Park stage.

Mossyrock Dam: Registration opens at 8 AM, Race starts at 9 AM ~ Registration near Hydrovista Lane. Car Show: In field behind the Mossyrock schools ~ Registration 8 AM, Car show from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Awards 3 2014 Blueberry Pie Eating Champions from their age group, Cassidy and Johnny, show us how it’s done. PM. Quilt Show: Mossyrock Photo courtesy Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Community Center. Kids Art Contest: Art Tent The Parade: 11 AM (Line up 10 AM) ~ State Street Blueberry Pie Eating Championship: 12:30 PM ~ in front of Stage Dog show: 1 PM. ~ Klickitat Prairie Park Two Town Tuners: 2 PM. ~ Klickitat Prairie Park stage. Brothers Rowe: 3:30 PM. ~ Klickitat Prairie Park stage. Cow Girls Dream: 7-9 PM. ~ Klickitat Prairie Park stage. 2014 Car Show participant, a 1923 Ford Texaco Tanker Truck, owner Doris Myers, Mossyrock, WA.

Saturday, Aug. 1 *Kids will enjoy the playground equipment, BMX Bicycle track, bouncy toys and other attractions in Klickitat Prairie Park during the Blueberry Festival. Bouncy toys in Klickitat Prairie Park during the Blueberry Festival. Buy all day wrist band ($3) at the MAAL booth. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast: 7 AM - 11 AM ~ Assembly of God Church (Williams St. and Mossyrock Ave.) Benefits Youth programs. Food and craft vendors: Vendor area is located in Klickitat Prairie Park. 5K and 8K Tail Run crosses the

Sunday, Aug. 2 Fire District 3 Mossyrock Pancake Breakfast: 7 - 11 AM ~ at the Fire Station. 70, 30, and 10 Mile Bicycle ride: 9, 9:30, and 10 AM ~ Start at Mossyrock Dam Parking Lot on Hwy 12. Food and craft vendors: 9 AM to 4 PM. ~ Vender area in Klickitat Prairie Park. Quilt Show: Mossyrock Community Center. 70, 30, and 10 Miles Bicycle Rides crossing the Mossyrock Dam: 9, 9:30, 10 AM ~ start at Mossyrock Dam Parking Lot on Hwy 12. Gospel music: 9:30 AM. ~ Phil and Christine Voelker and Pastor Casey Halencik ~ Klickitat Prairie Park. Chris Gunther: 1 PM ~ Klickitat Prairie Park stage.

The Coin Toss Brian reported for his final exam which consisted of Yes / No answers. He took his seat in the examination hall, stared at the test, and then in a bit of inspiration, took a quarter out of his pocket. He started tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet “Yes” for heads and “No” for tails. Within 30 minutes he was all done whereas the rest of the class was still sweating it out. During the last few minutes of the exam period, Brian frantically started flipping the coin again. The moderator, concerned about what he was doing, stopped by his desk and asked if everything was

ok. “Oh yes, I’m fine. I finished the exam a half hour ago-but,” explaining the frantic coin tossing, “I’m going back thru and checking my answers!” You’re a WHAT? Many patients call the pathology group where I am the office manager to discuss their medical bills. One irate woman demanded that I describe every laboratory test on her statement. Reluctantly, I complied. Starting with the first test on her bill, I read, “No. 1, urinalysis.” She interrupted me at once, “I’m a what”?

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Scarecrow Building Contest Castle Rock Fair • July 17th

“Concerts at the Lake” is HERE! Starting Thursday, July 9th @ 6pm

It’s time to bust out the lawn chairs and blankets, grab some 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 concert series is made possible by donations and support from the following community sponsors: Kirkpatrick Family Care, Red Canoe Credit Union, Cascade Networks, KLOG/KUKN/The Wave, and Longview Orthopedic Associates.

2015 Concert Schedule:

July 1th: Big Night Out Offers up music that hits rock, pop, funk and show music. July 16th: Robbie Laws & his big band Jump Swing, Jazz and Blues. Feel free to dance and sing! July 23rd: The June Bugs Where Pop meets Americana. July 30th: Wally & The Beavers Get ready to rock to the oldies with this 50’s and 60’s Rock & Roll Tribute Band. August 6th: Britnee Kellogg It’s a taste of home with this Country Rock headliner. August 13th: Paperback Writer Don’t miss the finale of the summer with this Beatles Tribute band.

Outdoor Movie Series

August 14, 21 & 28 @ Dusk Lake Sacajawea, Martins Dock Bring your lawn chairs & blankets!

Art in the Park Saturday, August 15th Mark your calendars! If you enjoy browsing flea markets and Farmers Markets, and appreciate art and craft type commerce as well, be sure to add this event to your calendar! Coming soon, on August 15th, to our beautiful Lake Sacajawea, is the 7th Annual “Art in the Park” event. Held at the Hemlock Plaza, RA Long side of the lake, folks can browse the juried exhibit of fine arts and crafts that are also offered for sale. Multiple styles and genres of art will offer much for the appreciation

of those looking. For people interested in how artists work, there will be live art demonstrations, art activities, and delicious food vendors provide for a wonderful outing in Longview. The sunshine is usually known to be out during this time of summer, so be sure to come and enjoy the day with others surrounding the lake, and bring your creative side! Vendor applications available online or Broadway Gallery. Deadline July 15th.

eMail: Rules 1. 2 to 4 member teams 2. Limit of 8 teams 3. Family friendly scarecrows 4. T-frame and hay available at the fair Friday morning. 5. Scarecrow building material provided by participants / teams 6. Include a sign with team name and participants. 7. Recommended height is 4’ for youth teams and 6’ for adult teams. Maximum width of 6’ 8. Make your scarecrow out of nonperishable items (no food body parts such as a watermelon head) 9. Recommend partial assembly off site with final build at the fair. 10. Please be responsible for removal of scarecrow & building materials after the fair closes Saturday night or Sunday from 10:00-2:00. Garbage bags will be provided. Stuffing suggestions: hay, paper, plastic bags. No styrofoam type stuffing. Scarecrow building starts Friday morning at 9:30 with construction and cleanup completed by 11:00. Judging starts at 11:00 with the presentation of winners awarded at 11:30. Participation ribbons will be awarded. INFO: ( Winning Scarecrow and team to be featured in the August 2015 Issue of the Valley Bugler!

Above: 2014 2nd Place, Marilyn Coleman (left) and Claudell Snedden (right) with their scarecrow. Photo by Marti Boshart.

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July 16th - 18th 2015 ‘Celebrating Small Treasures & Big Memories’ Castle Rock Fair is the 16th - 18th of July, with it’s theme this year being ‘Celebrating Small Treasures & Big Memories’, honoring 57 years of the Fair! The parade will be on Thursday night at 6:30pm in downtown Castle Rock with Grand Marshall Janet Kolk. Line up is at 5:30pm at the Elementary School. To enter the Parade, go online at: After the Parade, come to the fair, where the fair and exhibits open at 7pm and the the Quarter arcade opens on the top of the hill. Plenty of fun games that are either only a quarter or even FREE will be available for kids of all ages. So dig out those quarters, and head to the Quarter Arcade on Fair Days. Be sure to check the schedule to see when the arcade is open. The Castle Rock Woman’s Club will be at the Fair once again, with canes on loan to ease walking in the grass and collecting your old eye glasses. On Friday, the 17th, the Woman’s Club will sponsor FREE taxi service to the Fair for anyone within a 5 mile radius of the Fairgrounds from 10am - 8pm! Provided by Ogden’s Mopar Limo Service of Goldendale, this service will take you directly to the gate! Former Castle Rock resident, Jim Ogden will be providing the service, which he has been doing with a group of friends for the last twenty years. For this one day project, Dr. Ogden will be driving his 1947 Plymouth Special DeLuxe, and the Woman’s Club members will be answering the phones and doing dispatch. For more information, Call the Woman’s Club at (360)274-8894 or (360)747-2390.


Date: Thursday 6:00 p.m. - Gates Open 6:30 p.m. - Parade-Downtown CR 7:00 p.m. - Fair/Exhibits Open 7:00 p.m. - Strutter’s Baton 7:00 p.m. - Quarter Arcade Opens 7:30 p.m. - Toutle FFA Logging Show 8:00 pm. - Baird Creek Band 9:30 p.m. - Quarter Arcade Closes 10:00 pm - Fair/Exhibits Closes Date: Friday 8:00 a.m. - Upper Gate Opens 8:30 a.m. - 4-H Horse Show 9:00 a.m. - Lower Gate Opens 9:30 a.m. - Scarecrow Building 10:00 a.m. - Fair/Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. - 4H Dog Show 10:00 a.m. - Rabbits Showmanship 1:00 p.m. - Quarter Arcade Opens 5:00 p.m. - Swine Showmanship 7:00 p.m. - Briana Renea 7:30 p.m. - Toutle FFA Logging Show 8:00 p.m. - Briana Renea 9:30 p.m. - Quarter Arcade Closes 10:00 pm - Fair/Exhibits closes Date: Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Upper Gate Opens 8:30 a.m. - 4-H Horse Show 9:00 a.m. - Lower Gate Opens

Above: The face of the Home Ec Display rooms; At Right: Some friendly goats say hello to their owner during the 2014 Fair. Photos courtesy Castle Rock Fair,

10:00 a.m. - Fair/Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. - Goat Showmanship 11:00 a.m. - Bob Simino, Balloon Making 11:30 a.m. - Poultry Showmanship 12:00 p.m. - Scarecrow Judging 1:00 p.m. - Quarter Arcade Opens 1:00 p.m. - Andy Turner Magician 2:00 p.m. - Sheep Showmanship 2:00 p.m. - Cowboy John at Arcade 2:00 p.m. - Wet Money Scramble 2:30 p.m. - Zumba Kids 4:00 p.m. - Andy Turner Magician 4:00 p.m. - Dairy/Beef Showmanship 5:00 p.m. - Baird Creek Band 7:00 p.m. - Lip Sync / Talent Show 7:30 p.m. - Logging Show 9:30 p.m. - Fair Closes Something fun to try is the FREE Scarecrow Building Contest. It is a team competition with 2 or more members on a team. Build Time is on Saturday, July 19th, at 11am, with judging at noon. Friends of the Castle Rock Fair will provide a “T-Frame” for the building of your scarecrow. Teams are responsible for all other matierals, including stuffing, clothing, tools, props, etc. All extra materials not connected with the scarecrow must be removed before judging. Teams need to have a sign for the scarecrow with team name and member names. INFO: Other things to see will be the Logging Show, live music and of course, the Parade. Don’t miss the showing of the animals in type and performance. Come and support them as they perform in the ring. Cheer and share your enthusiasm for your favorite animals. Or, bring your money and purchase a fine animal for your family. For a complete brochure and Fair Book, visit the website below, where you may download a full copy:

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

ervation only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 274-7502 by Monday. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, July 14th: Join us for our program and potluck lunch, beginning at 11:00am with David Nelson sharing a great PowerPoint of his two Bike Tours. Immediately followed by a potluck lunch at high NOON. Come join us! Thursday, July 16th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am 1pm. Have a valid punch card. Saturday, July 25th: “All you can Eat” Pancake Breakfast from 8:00am - Noon. For everyone! Suggested donation is only $5.00 for all you can eat plain or blueberry pancakes! Bring your friends and family! NOTICES: “Write your Life Story” and Pape Tole will be on vacation until the Fall, and BINGO will not return until October 3. Have a wonderful Summer! Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

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Break These Rules for Better Summer Grilling (Family Features) It seems like there are rules for just about everything, even grilling. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 80 percent of Americans have an outdoor barbecue, grill or smoker which means there are a lot of people following a lot of rules. Summer is in full swing, so now is the perfect time to throw caution to the wind and break some long-standing grilling adages. Doing so will help you get the most out of your grilling - and more importantly, enjoy your food. Russ Faulk, author of the cookbook “Cook: Out” and grill master for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, and Meathead Goldwyn, of, offer four grilling rules you can break with alternative methods. Rule to break: Only flip once. While many avid grillers stick by the “only flip once” rule, Faulk advises grillers to flip as often as they want. “Especially with steaks and chops - turning more frequently can lead to more even cooking. You’ll also create an all-over browning effect rather than a simple set of grill marks. You can build up a very flavorful crust,” he says. Just don’t flip too early. Be sure to wait for the food to release itself from the grill grate. Rule to Break: Oil the grates To prevent food from sticking, many opt for the rule of spreading oil right on the grill grates. However, this can be ineffective particularly with highpower grills that reach soaring temperatures. Instead, as Goldwyn recommends, brush oil on your food, not

the grates. He explains that when the food is placed on the grill, the oil will penetrate the small crevasses in both the food and the grates, creating a smooth and slippery surface that will help to prevent sticking. Rule to break: Load up the grill It may be tempting and seemingly efficient to put as much food on the grill as possible at a big cookout with lots of people. “Keep at least 25-30 percent of open space on the grill with no fire below it,” said Faulk. This space can be used to move food when the action heats up, which he calls the “safety zone.” Rule to break: Grill the food above the fire By mixing direct and indirect grilling - you’ll get more flavorful food. Try out your new rule-breaking skills with this recipe from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. For more recipes, visit

Blueberry Pork Chops Servings: 4

*4 pork loin chops, bone-in, 1.5” *Extra virgin olive oil *1/2 teaspoon smoked salt 1 pint blueberries 1/2 cup maple syrup 6oz pancetta, crisp and broken up Preheat grill for combination direct and indirect cooking. The indirect zone should be around 500∞F. While grill is heating, brush chops on all sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Leave chops sitting at room temperature while grill is getting ready, up to 20 minutes. Wash blueberries and measure out other ingredients.

Grill pork chops over direct heat 2 minutes per side and transfer to indirect cooking zone. Close grill and cook about 20 minutes, turning once halfway through, until instant-read meat therm. is 155∞F when inserted. Combine maple syrup, blueberries and smoked salt in large saucepan and bring a strong simmer over me-

dium heat. Stir sauce frequently and avoid a rapid boil. If bubbles begin to build on top of bubbles, lower heat. When cooked to 155∞F internal temperature, remove chops from grill and transfer to plates. Let chops rest 3 to 5 minutes. Stir cooked pancetta into sauce. Top chops with sauce and serve.

The “GrillGrate” - the Dream Come True for Grill Masters Americans love their grills! At least three out of four households have one, and about a quarter of those have another one. It’s grill season, and to celebrate the National Grilling Month, we’ve got an accessory that makes every grill master’s dream. It’s called the GrillGrate. Great grilling has nothing to do with the heat source and everything to do with the grate — where the meat meets the heat and the actual cooking takes place. GrillGrates are interlocking panels that work on any grill to form a new grill surface. Pack this innovative grilling grate with you when you camp or travel in your RV this summer for a superior, even grilling surface wherever you are! Quite simply, GrillGrate cooks food better: meats are juicier, more evenly cooked and perfectly seared. It works on steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables

...even pizza. Professional chefs, grillers and competition BBQ teams have embraced GrillGrate and its advanced science for amazing cooking results. Thomas Reich, a local griller, tried out the GrillGrate and it came up with rave reviews. His key points of why he recommends the GrillGrate: * Easily captures grease * Cooks evenly * Cleans easily * Nice char marks “I would absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting a better grilling experience”, Reich said. GrillGrate. Made in the USA. Starts at $39.99 Find online:

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DING DING! Here comes the Trolley!

7/2 - 7/4 Longview Go Fourth Will be in the parade and making appearances for free rides 7/4 Bowtie Bash - see us parked for competition! 7/9 - 7/11 Rainier Days - Parade and making appearances for free rides 7/16 Castle Rock Fair - Parade and free rides after

7/17 Island Farmers Market in Cathlamet - Marina to the Market at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm 7/18 Bald Eagle Days in Cathlamet - Parade and making appearances for free rides 7/31 Blooming Tour in Castle Rock - Giving tours of a few local nurseries during the event. Tickets will be available and can be purchased through Castle Rock Nursery. Other private events and select appearances through out the month. Contact Christine Randall for more info on possibly having the trolley show up at your event: 360-270-2118

Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo! July 22nd - 25th, 2015. FREE Gate Admission every day, with tickets available for purchasing for the rudes and other fun adventures. Rodeo tickets also available at the ticket offices. The Carnival is great fun for all ages, with an all day wrist bracelet available for purchase. Come to see all the neat Fair vendors, or browse the interesting barns full of different animals and stocks, showing their ribbons. All in all, bring the family!

Farmers Markets are FRESH, with LOCAL produce at your fingertips

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

‘Jurassic world’ Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Howard Directed by Colin Trevorrow Running Time 2 Hrs., 3 Mins., PG-13 My Rating: B-

Already fulfilling a world record as the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time, I suppose it doesn’t matter to most people that “Jurassic World” doesn’t cover any new ground, that it doesn’t provide a very good case for yet another “Jurassic Park” sequel, that its thirst for money is crystal clear instead of worryingly unapparent. My complaints shouldn’t suggest that it isn’t an entertaining, enjoyable film; they should suggest that, despite a pining for more teeth and more thrills, you won’t find yourself experiencing anything besides a popcorn ready case of déjà vu. But the action is visceral, the attitude adventuresome, the actors affectionate and enthused. “Jurassic World” doesn’t have a lot of originality whirring around in its tiny little head, but it’s just well-made and buoyant enough to provide for big-budgeted escapism worthy of one’s precious time. The plot remains the same: dinobased amusement park seems sound at first glance, but goes haywire after its biggest exhibit knocks down its apparently impenetrable restrictions. This time around, the beast is not a sassy T-Rex but a selfish, genetically modified Indominus Rex, who is larger, more intelligent, and only content when killing for sport and terrorizing civilians. Our male lead is a wily Chris Pratt, his love interest a waspish Bryce Dallas Howard. I won’t go into details regarding the characters — it’s the same old, same old, all patrons relatable, all with baggage that does nothing besides add intrigue to the recycled plot. Movie consumer guide “The Dissolve” put it best when describing “Jurassic World” as being “fun”

though “ultimately more of the same in brand-new packaging”. It doesn’t so much insult our intelligence as it does figure that bigger is better, that we won’t notice that just because the I-Rex is larger doesn’t mean some of the attack sequences won’t feel vaguely familiar. Take a look at the scene, for instance, in which Howard’s nephews, portrayed by Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, are trapped in a tour vehicle while the I-Rex roams the premises. Eventually (and expectedly), they are nearly killed, but escape in just the nick of time. But wasn’t this exact moment caught on camera twenty-two years ago with Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello as the young, wouldbe victims? Wasn’t it just a little better, just a little bit more, I don’t know, new? Whatever. Complaints abound. I could roast “Jurassic World” all day for making us go along with the fact that Bryce Dallas Howard spends the entire film in high heels, that Chris Pratt is able to ride a motorcycle sixty miles-perhour through the jungle without running into any obstacles, that villain Vincent D’Onofrio somehow believes that one can actually weaponize dinosaurs to replace drones (???)(?) (????) (get out, you unnecessary side-character), that characters decide to run from hideout to hideout during a dino brawl when all they have to do is simply leave the premises. But I digress. “Jurassic World” provides everything a fan of the franchise could ever want — the monstrous reptiles are back (though they looked less computer animated in the ’93 original) and better than ever, and the new cast is sound. By keeping in mind that nothing new will be in store, “Jurassic World” will make for a satisfying, well-made update. A student of R. A. Long, Blake is an aspiring film critic that enjoys music, movies and art. For more reviews, go to:

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Play BALL!

Full schedule & Promotions: Call (360)703-3195 for Tickets Our family went quite a few times last season and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. On a sunny summer evening, it’s the perfect entertainment for everyone, and to meet with friends. 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 2: Washington National Guard Water Bottle Night. First 200 fans receive a National Guard water bottle. Make It Loud Thirsty Thursday by Obermeyer & Schrepel ($2 beer) Friday, July 3: Prizes & giveaways from Dream Dentistry, and a fireworks show!! Saturday, July 4: 4th Annual Military Appreciation Night presented by Pacific Tech Construction and Western Fabrication. All active or retired military, police and fire personnel admitted free. Sunday, July 5: Sunday Funday ($2 discount for seniors) Thursday, July 9: Prizes galore and free items from Heritage Bank. ($2 beer) Friday, July 10: Fans 12 and under dig for money after the game! Saturday, July 11: “ Night at the Ballpark”. Special overnight campout event at the field with activities, movie, camping, and breakfast with the Black Bears in the morning. Schedule it now! Monday, July 13: First 100 fans over 21+ receive a Blue Moon beer stein from Stein Distributing. ($2 senior discount) Tuesday, July 14: Annual Kids Dash 4

Cash presented by Riverview Community Bank. All kids 12 and under will be on the field to dash for cash. Kids Club Night. All kids club members admitted free with membership card. $2 Tuesday ($2 gen. admission tix, $2 hot dogs, $2 soda, $2 beer) Wednesday July 15: First 100 adults receive souvenir t-shirts courtesy of American Workforce Group. $5 off any grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Federal Membership Card. Friday, July 24: First 1,000 fans receive a color Black Bears 2015 Team Poster. Saturday, July 25: 6th Annual Ladies Diamond Dig. First 500 women 18+ in the gate receive shovels and are allowed on field after game to dig for four diamonds. Sunday, July 26: $2 senior discount Monday, July 27: First 100 fans receive a 2015 set of Black Bears Trading Cards. ($2 discount for seniors) Friday, July 31: Baseball & Country Music-- POST GAME CONCERT EVENT- featuring Kelso’s Own Cort Carpenter and the Triple C Band- 6:05 game time- concert to follow. Saturday, August 1: Prizes and giveaways from KUKN Country. Sunday, August 2: Children who complete Longview Public Library’s summer reading program receive entry for them and their parents. ($2 senior discount) Tuesday, August 4: Prizes and giveaways!. $2 Tuesday. ($2 gen. admission tix, $2 hot dogs, $2 soda, $2 beer) Wednesday, August 5: $5 off grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Fed. Membership Card. Thursday, August 6: Fan Appreciation Night. A night full of prizes and drawings as the Black Bears and our sponsors say “Thank You” to the fans. ($2 beer)

Activities that foster a love of reading (Family Features) While it may seem easier to let kids beat the heat by spending lazy days in front of the television or tablet, parents should take advantage of the many learning opportunities the summer offers. Why is learning so critical this time of year? During the summer months, many children will lose some of the skills they obtained during the school year. Students who lose reading ability over the summer rarely catch up. In fact, research from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that 75 percent of students who are poor readers in third grade, a critical grade for literacy skill building, remain poor readers in high school. Improved learning, one child at a time To help children keep and develop

this essential skill, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has joined forces with Macy’s to help keep kids laughing and learning with enriching summer activities and children’s book favorites. The key to helping children maintain and even improve their literacy skills over the summer is providing access to quality books that they can choose based on personal interests. When children have books readily available to them, they are motivated and empowered to read, helping improve their overall success in school and life. Macy’s is helping to ensure children have access to high-quality books through its Be Book Smart campaign. The store invites customers nationwide to give $3 at their local store Continued on next page

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to help provide a book for a child in need. As a thank you, customers get $10 off a purchase of $30 or more, plus 15% or 20% off storewide. 100% of the proceeds go directly to RIF to provide books and learning resources to children who need them most. Customers not only give children the opportunity to build their literacy skills, but also the opportunity to experience the magic and power of books. Inspire your reader As a parent, you can help increase your child’s reading ability. Whether

it’s playing games, singing songs or taking a trip to the local library - use this time to create new experiences together. Adopt some of these everyday activities to help your children thrive during the summer months: * Boost your child’s vocabulary by talking about everything under the sun. Visit the library and check out books for the entire week. Pick one about birds or insects and go on an adventure walk to see if any live in your neighborhood.

* Reading is contagious, so let your kids see you reading books, magazines and even cereal boxes. * Have books available in your child’s reach. * Play the alphabet game by finding letters starting from A-Z while in the car or on a walk. * Play easy word or rhyming games with your child. * Use sidewalk chalk to make a mural with your family. Don’t forget to title your masterpiece. * Have a “book-nic.” Grab a blan-

ket, snacks and books to celebrate a beautiful summer day. Help your kids retain the essential skills they learned in the classroom and plan for a season full of new adventures in reading. You can also provide books and reading adventures for kids who need them most by visiting your local Macy’s store this summer and giving $3. Visit [Photo on opposite page courtesy of Getty Images #12747. Source: Reading is Fundamental]


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By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist Apple is doing it again. They are disrupting another market and forcing the market to think different. They plan to do what they did for portable music players to portable computers. Now they are going after watches. First, a little glimpse at history. In 2001, Apple launched the first iPod. The critics said no one will buy an over priced music MP3 player. Did you buy a an iPod? Later - when the netbook were a buzz. Tech experts said Apple needed to create a small, inexpensive, dumbed down laptop (netbook). Steve Jobs said they weren’t going to enter that space. Shortly thereafter (2010) they released the iPad. Now tablets are legitimate laptop replacements for many people. Google does have their Chromebook netbooks, but who has an iPad? For the sake of brevity? Who has an iPhone?

Now Apple is entering another emerging market - smart watches. The are quite a few players working to get on your wrist. So what does Apple have to offer? It is called the Apple Watch. I have to admit I normally accidentally refer to it as the iWatch. They describe it as “Our most personal device yet.” Here are a few must have features that we didn’t know we must have. - Connect with your iPhone to text and make calls - Track your fitness by monitor movement and your pulse - Calendar & Notifications on your wrist. - Works as a digital key (for a car or hotel room). - Remote Control for Apple devices and even your garage door.

- App Store - as you expect you can run apps. - Apple Pay - to make mobile purchases. - Siri at your command - Uber Cool What is Apple’s key to success? Many say it is because they control the hardware and software so they can create unique experiences. I think that is true, but I think they look to a possible future and then they go create it. This doesn’t work every time. Sometimes they launch products so ahead of their time the world just doesn’t know what to do with them. A few quick examples were the Newton, which was

an amazing device created before the palm pilot and a distant relative to the iDevices. Later Apple introduced the Cube. It was an ultra compact (& cool) super computer. It didn’t last, but was later retooled and returned later as the Mac Mini. Is the Apple Watch the next big thing? Only time will tell. But if you can handle another bad pun - it will change the way you watch your watch.

Oscar Myre IV is the Creative Director & Owner at omOriginals Marketing! a Washington based Web firm for over sixteen years. Serving National and International clients of all sizes. Call them at (360)575-9839 or

•Hot Diggity Dog•

Fun facts about America’s favorite summertime treat

No, they didn’t make a month about my adorable son, the newest “hot dog” in town. Although that’s not such a bad idea.... Call it a dog, sausage or frankfurter, it’s been around since before the 9th century BC. Homer’s Odyssey refers to a man by a roaring fire waiting impatiently for his sausage to cook. In the centuries that followed, many references to the sausage are recorded throughout history. In the 19th century, German immigrants came here and brought their sausages and their dachshund dogs with them. In 1867, a German butcher opened a stand in Coney Island in New York and sold 3,684 “dachhund” sausages in milk rolls. A cartoon was drawn featuring the sausages, but the cartoonist

didn’t know how to spell dachshund, so he called them hot dogs. The name stuck. A study done a few years ago indicated that Americans eat more than 16 billion hot dogs each year. They eat 150 million on the 4th of July alone. We now know that, health wise, the hot dog has a bad reputation. It contains 14 to 16 grams of fat. Nutritionists at the Mayo Clinic recommend choosing a fat-free dog or one that has 2 grams of fat or less. The reduced-fat dog is their second choice. Or, try the meatless hot dog. They are soy based with 0 to 6 grams of fat and no cholesterol. Health experts recommend boiling or microwaving. Grilling can cause charring, which isn’t healthy. Brush off the charred portions if necessary.

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July 25th: Free Pirate Fun! Submitted by Jean West Join the Castle Rock Woman’s Club on July 25th, from 11:00am - 3:00pm, for a free “ARRR” Pirate ride! With Mr. McRoy doing balloons outside the Woman’s Clubhouse,

there will also be a summer bazaar in full swing! Bring the family, and enjoy this free entertainment on a hot summer day! Castle Rock Woman’s Club 206 Cowlitz St. W., Castle Rock (360)274-8894

By Paddy Burrow Valley Bugler Columnist

Thoughts about Fireworks

Fireworks are pretty much inseparable from the 4th of July celebration. At least in my lifetime, I can’t think of ONE Fourth of July that didn’t include at least SOME fireworks, can you? Childhood picnics and family reunions around the Fourth always culminated with a brilliant display of them. I’ve watched fireworks at the Seattle Space Needle, over Portland, in New York City (as a kid), and in several other states where I have lived in my lifetime of 65 years! Of course, I have enjoyed the fireworks at Lake Sacajawea in recent years, since moving to this neck of the woods. When we first moved to Silverlake almost 20 years ago, neighbors invited us to their house for a Gala Fourth of July Potluck and fireworks. They invited all the rest of our neighborhood, too, so we got to meet everyone and to enjoy a rather professional fireworks display put on by several volunteer firemen on our neighbors’ dock, (They live right on Silver Lake). It was one of my most memorable Fourths! I feel a lot of sympathy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder and for veterans recuperating from shell-shock after returning from deployment, etc. And for cats and dogs and critters of all kinds who just don’t “get it”. In the current issue of Reader’s Digest, I read a cute description: “?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!” --Dogs on Fourth of July! submitted by Kyle Lipton 

One night when I lived in Olympia, many years ago, I remember being awakened by a large explosion that shook our windows and sliding glass door. It WASN’T Fourth of July. In fact it was winter time and it was the dead of night, so I immediately thought we were under attack, or something, and gathered my kids to take cover, when I saw a brilliant display of fireworks outside, and then another, and another! “Oh! Happy New Year, kids!” I exclaimed. We all had a good laugh about that, and I’ve never been surprised by New Years’ fireworks since. In fact, I rather look forward to them! How about YOU? I hope you all have a lovely Fourth of July and that you get to celebrate it with family, good friends, good food and FIREWORKS! Have FUN! Be SAFE! Remember Freedom isn’t free. It cost many heroes their lives. Fly the flag. Thank a serviceman for his service. Live gratefully. Take nothing for granted! I am reminded of an even greater freedom that was purchased for us on the cross. Freedom from sin!  In John 8:31 & 32 Jesus says: “If you continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Lord, bless the USA and help us NEVER to take our great freedoms for granted! Paddy Burrow invites your feedback. eMail her at: or call her at (360)751-5231

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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, each month at Longview VFW building, 4311 Ocean Beach Highway. Information: Ray Hegr (360) 425-6981 E-mail at 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. meeting at 7:30 p.m. All people who have active, retired, or reserve status family members with the US Navy, Marines or Coast Guard welcome. Info 425.4688. KOREAN WAR VETS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER #321 of SW WA meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 10am; Vancouver WA. Call Commander James Mead (360)907-0592 for information. KELSO-LONGVIEW ELKS LODGE #1482 meets Thurs at 7:30 p.m. for our members only. Dinner is served before Lodge at 5:30 p.m. Lunches are served MondayFriday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 900 Ash St., Kelso. 360.425.1482. TOUTLE VALLEY VFW POST & AUXILIARY #10882 meets the 1st Tuesday @ 7 p.m. at their Post Home, 101 Hansen Road in Toutle. For more information, contact John at 274.4350 or Nikki at 274.5263. TOLEDO VFW 3429, Reg. Meeting 1st Monday, Potluck at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. COWLITZ VALLEY VFW POST 1045, Tues. Bingo @ 6 p.m., 5 p.m. dinner; Auxilary mtngs at 11 a.m. every 2nd Wednesday. Breakfast for veterans served 1st Sat. of each month $6 each from 9 - 11 a.m. The COWLITZ VALLEY VFW LADIES AUXILIARY POST #1045 meets the 2nd Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall located at 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. For info or questions please call Ruby at (360) 577-0414 or Jeannette at (360) 414-4053. COWLITZ PRAIRIE GRANGE #737 meets 2nd Wednesdays 6:30pm potluck, 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm dessert. 5180 Jackson Hwy, Toledo, WA 864-2023 SUNNYSIDE GRANGE #129 meets the 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 6:30 for potluck, 7:30 meeting. Call 274.6013 for information & rental hall. SILVER LAKE GRANGE 2nd and 4th Thurs. Potluck 6:30, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Info & rental 274-5263. CATLIN GRANGE #199 2nd & 4th Fri. 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner 2nd Friday. 7:30 meetings. More info: 425.2973. PLEASANT HILL GRANGE # 101 2nd & 4th Mon. 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Community Service group. Info & rentals call 425-6101 Junior Grange meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. CASTLE ROCK WOMANS CLUB meets every 2nd Monday at 1 p.m. 206 W. Cowlitz Street. Business meeting & program. Public iinvited. Info: 274.8149. THE PYTHIAN CASTLE 24 holds their meetings every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ 1 p.m. at the Castle Rock Womens Club, 206 Cowlitz St. West, Castle Rock. THE CASTLE ROCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at Hattie’s Restaurant @ 5:45 p.m. The club sponsors newspaper recycling. THE LEWIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS meets on the following: May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd @ 5:00pm Rib Eye Rest., Exit 72 off I-5. (Meeting at 6:00pm)

LONGVIEW MONTICELLO LIONS meets 6:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Mondays, dinner and speaker at The Carriage Restaurant on 12th LONGVIEW EARLY BIRD LIONS meets at The Carriage Restaurant on the 1st Wednesday @6pm, 3rd Wednesday @6:45am. THE VADER LIONS CLUB meets the 1st Thursday @ 6 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday @ 7 p.m. at the club’s building on Hwy 506 in Vader for a potluck dinner and meeting. Info: 295-3087 or 295-3801. KALAMA LIONS CLUB - LONGVIEW PIONEER LIONS CLUB meets every Tuesday at noon at the Longview Eagles Club (152612th Ave) Provide humanitarian service to the citizens of the area, visitors are welcome. WINLOCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 12 p.m. at Guadalajara Restaurant, off SR 505. Visitors welcome. Call 7853744 info KELSO LIONS CLUB meets 1st & 3rd Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in Longview Kelso Kels Building. Call Richard (360)425-5876 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 meets 2nd Tues. @ 1pm, & 4th Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. 1520 Rose Valley Road, Kelso. Info: Becky 575-3977 or Debbie 414-9627 COWLITZ COUNTY VETERANS ASSOC. meets the second Friday of each month. CALL 577-6757 for locations. LONGVIEW REBEKAH LODGE NO. 305 Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at the IOOF Hall, corner of Pacific and Pine, Kelso, 1 p.m.. Info: 1-866725-3507 CASTLE ROCK EAGLES, celebrating their 100th birthday, meets at the Eagles Aerie on Huntington Ave. @ 8 p.m. every 2nd & 4th Tuesday for the Aerie & Auxiliary. KELSO EAGLES meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m. Aux., Aerie meets at 8 p.m. Initiation 3rd Tuesday. BINGO MonWed-Fri @ 6:30 p.m. Special Charity BINGO Monday 12 - 3 p.m. Call 425-8330 for info. CASTLE ROCK FREEMASONS 3rd Mon @ 7:30 p.m. at Lodge located on SW First Ave DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, MaryRichardson Walker Chapter. rootsweb. FRIENDS OF CASTLE ROCK LIBRARY, 1st Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m., Library 137 Cowlitz St. West in Castle Rock WORSHIP & RECOVERY meeting, Sunday @ 1 p.m., refreshments. Positive faith group meeting. 1260 12th Ave., LV S.C.O.R.E. - Free counseling & guidance for small businesses by the nation-wide of S.C.O.R.E., Kelso/ Longview Chamber of Commerce, 1563 Olympia Way, Longview, WA. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: 1st Fri of the month at 1 p.m. @ 1639 10th Ave. 577-5890, and Auxiliary meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 11 a.m. 423-3125 MT. ST. HELENS CLUB - meets 2x week to hike on a rural trail in SW Washington &/or NW Oregon.  Location and info: or 360- 673-2799 NATIONAL ASSOC. OF ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Longview - Kelso Chapter 1070, meet the 1st Wednesday @ 11:30 a.m. at the Monticello Hotel, Longview. Info: 423.6032. LOWER COLUMBIA WOODCARVERS Tues 5 - 7 p.m. Brook Hollow Rec. Center & Thurs. @ LV Senior Center 1 - 4 p.m . 274-3175 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 2nd & 4th Tues. 6 p.m. potluck, meeting 7:00. Info: 423-6952, Rentals 423-8270, or 560-5140. LONGVIEW BORDER CROSSINGS Volks walking meet on 2nd Tuesdays at St. John’s Hospital, Longview, @ 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Sam Korff 503-728-0400 KELSO ROTARY Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m. Lunch available to purchase. Kelso Longview Elks Lodge Call 414-5406 for more information ALTRUSA of Longview/Kelso meets Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.. 1st - Board; 2nd - Business; 3rd - Committee; 4th - Program; Lunch served for $5 at all meetings except Board. Meet at Altrusa room at CAP. THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Christian Intervention program for the chemically dependent, meets Wednesday 6 p.m. at Landmark United Pentecostal, 4333 Ocean Beach Hwy, 360-636-0580 LONGVIEW GARDEN CLUB meets at 10 a.m. the 4th Thurs. Jan. - November; Sept. - Oct. Due to holidays, Nov. & Dec. meetings are on the 3rd Thurs. Most mtngs Grace Lutheran Church in Longview. Info: 425-0755 COWLITZ BEE ASSOCIATION meets the 3rd Thursday each month @ WSU Extension Office, 7 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS of Longview meets Monday @ 7:00pm or Thursday @ 7:30pm at Longview United Methodist Church. 2851 30th Ave, Longview. For info call Coop (505)363-8774 or NAMI Strive - Free support group; Depression, Bipolar, PTSD or any mental illness. Thursdays 4-5:30pm,. NAMI Free Suicide Support Group: For anyone with severe depression that has thoughts of suicide. Please come join us. Starts Jan 7th, Wed 6-8pm. 900 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview (360)984-6096

Abernathy Assembly of God 702 Abernathy Creek Rd. Longview Phone: 360-636-1620 Website: Sunday Service 10:45 AM Apostolic Lighthouse 803 Vandercook, Ste 12, Longview Bible Study Tues 7:30pm Church Service Sun 2:30pm Pastor Mozingo (360)219-6109

Fireside Fellowship 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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

Grace and Truth City Church 525 Third Ave SW – Castle Rock Pastor David Beer Worship 10:15am, 749-2289

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

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2000 East Kessler Blv - Longview 360.425.4220 Rev. Eric Atcheson

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

Grace Bible Fellowship 300 S.10th Ave, Kelso Worship: Sunday 11:00am Bible Study 9:30 a.m. (360)423-4035

Ryderwood Community Church,

Grace Lutheran Church, MS 2725 Dover Street, Longview Worship: Sunday 10:30am (360)414-4147

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

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

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

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 House of Prayer for All Nations Worship Service: 9a.m. & 11 a.m. 868 9th ave. Longview, WA SundayE40! (education) @ 10:10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 AM Wed: 5th & 6th grade Morning Service 11:15 AM Castle Rock Church of the Nazarene Evening Service 6 PM Youth Group - 6 p.m. 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock Wed: 7th-12th gr Youth, 7:30pm Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Pastor Bob Sinclair Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Allen Street, Kelso Evening church service 6:30 p.m. 2200 423-3650 St. Rose Catholic Church Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am (360) M & F Daily Mass 12:15 PM Rev. Reo McBride, 274.6546 2571 Nichols Blvd Longview, WA Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM 360-425-4660 Castle Rock First Baptist Church Sunday Mass 10:30 AM 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Baptist Church, The Salvation Army Church Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Kalama Pastor Wes Eader Worship 11a.m. 1639 10th Ave, Longview Vincent Rd, Kalama WA Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm 112 Sunday School @ 9:45am 9:45am Sunday School Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 6-9pm 11:00am - Worship Holiness Meeting @ 11:00am 360-423-3992 Castle Rock Church of Nazarene 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock Call 673-5570 (360)274-6546 Stephens Episcopal Kelso First United Methodist Church St. Pastor Reo McBride 1428 - 22nd, Longview WA 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso Sunday Service: 10:45am Office: (360)423-5600 Contemporary Service 9:00 am Sunday School: 9:30am Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:00am Sunday School 9:20 am Children’s Service: 11:00am Traditional Service 11:00 am Sunday Eve Service: 6:00pm Children (Grade 1-12) 5:30-7 pm Seventh Day Adventist Church Women’s Bible Study: Wed 6:00pm Wed: Pastor Vonda McFadden 7531 Old Pacific Hwy -Castle Rock 360-423-7480 Castle Rock United Methodist Worship 11 a.m. Saturday 241 First Street, Castle Rock Pastor Ben Moore 274.6090 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Lexington Bible Fellowship Worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) Seventh Day Adventist Church Youth Group: Sundays 2 p.m. Sunday school @ 9:45am Journey Church Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Sunday worship @ 11am 77 Solomon Road, Kelso WA Pastor Jerry Hancuff Office: (360)423-7344 Central Christian Church 401 Crawford St., Kelso Saturday Worship: 11:05am Worship -11am, school @ 9:30am Life Center Pastor Marcia Stone Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Corner of Rock & Pine in Centralia Sundays at 10:30am or Bible Studies - many available Stella Lutheran Chapel Oyler Rd & Hwy 12 in Ethel Russ Tevis, Minister 124 Sherman Road, Longview Sundays 360-425-3420 Church Office 9:00am 360-736-5898 Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Community of Christ, Longview Children Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Living Hope Church 202 Delaware Street Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) 2711 NW Andreson, Vancouver Pastor Sharon West 11:00am Sundays Toledo New Life Assembly of God Classes all ages: 10:00am Pastor Dean Jenks (360)944-3905 420 Silver Street, Toledo WA Worship Service: 11:00am (360)864-4366 Longview Church of the Nazarene Worship: Sun. @ 10am, Wed. @ 6pm Church of Christ 814 - 15th Ave, Longview Dinner on Wednesdays @ 5:15pm Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 300 St. Helen’s St., Toledo, Wa Food Bank: Last Tue/Wed of month Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Thurs at 6 p.m Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 360-577-1100 Toutle Christian Fellowship Tuesday Bible Class 11 a.m. 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle Longview Community Church, Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. 2323 Washington Way - Longview Childcare provided John Gadberry, Minister Worship service Sunday Pastor Denny Martinez 360-274-8570 Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service 11 a.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church (360)274-6305 Pastor John Williams 423.6380 2218 E. Kessler Blvd. - Longview Sunday Worship - 8:30am Vader Assembly of God Church Longview Presbyterian Church Sunday “Celebration” - 11 a.m. 302 - 6th St., Vader, WA 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Thursday Worship - 6:30 p.m. (360)295-3756 Worship and Children’s Class: Pastor David Martin, Senior Pastor Pastor Tracy Durham Sun. 10am Church office - 360-423-3250 Pastor Meghan Davis (360)577-8951 Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 6:00pm Sunday Youth Group: 6:00pm Wed. Adult Study, Kidz Church: 7p.m. Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; New and Living Way Church Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso 951 Delaware St., Longview Valley View Church of God Pastor Chris Leingang Sundays 10am & 6pm 1435 - 33rd Ave, Longview WA Worship at 10:00am Wednesdays 7pm Pastor Dwayne Cothron Church Office (360) 425-4390 703-3340 (360)636-6787 Worship Sundays @ 10am & 6pm Fathers House Church Oak Point Community Church 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview 445 Oakpoint Rd, Longview Worship Sundays: Limited availability. Submit your Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 9am, 10:30am church services to: Sunday Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Thursday Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor Doug McMurray #577-6037

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HOT Summer Nights in Woodland Summer is here they tell me. Want something fun to do? This is a FREE non-alcoholic Family Event. Every Friday Night from July 10th through August 16th the Downtown Woodland Revitalization (DWR) sponsors music at Hoffman Plaza on Davidson Ave. The bands are primarily local and play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Streets are closed off, there is sidewalk chalk for the kids (and big kids). You can bring your lawn chair, tap your toes or dance in the street if you are so inclined! Bands range from Country, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and Contemporary Rock. Downtown Woodland Revitalization wanted to bring some excitement and attention to the Plaza area of downtown. They envision this area as the “living room” for downtown. So in 2007 DWR started to bring bands into the Plaza for a free family event. They could not do this without local businesses, the cooperation of the City of Woodland and a grant from Cowlitz County Tourism. 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: www.woodlandwachamber. com See you there! Here’s the Musical Entertainment lineup: July 10th: ‘1/2 Step Down’ opens it up with great Blues tunes! July 17th: ‘Mo Jo Blasters’ offers hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. July 24th: ‘Silver Rose’ plays so get your belt buckle shined up for this country rock music. July 31st: The Elvis Tribute ban, Mark Stevenz rocks it. August 7th: ‘Misty Mammas’ brings us toe tappin’ tunes. August 14th: ‘Road Hard’ closes it out for the season. This is a family-friendly non-alcoholic event every Friday evening.


Lighter side

LAB TESTS Many patients call the pathology group where I am the office manager to discuss their medical bills. One irate woman demanded that I describe every laboratory test on her statement. Reluctantly, I complied. Starting with the first test on her bill, I read, “No. 1, urinalysis.” She interrupted me at once, “I’m a what”?

GOTTA STAY AWAKE Late one night, I stopped at one of those 24-hour gas station minimarts to get myself a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, as I had a long drive ahead of me. When I picked up the pot, I couldn’t help noticing that the brew was as black as asphalt and just about as thick. “How old is the coffee you have here?” I asked the woman who was standing behind the counter. She shrugged. “Don’t know. Only been workin’ here two weeks.” TO MAKE IT LAST At a recent wedding, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married longest. It turned out to be the bride’s grandparents. The DJ asked them, “What advice would you give to the newlymarried couple?” Gramma said, “The three most important words in a marriage are, “You’re probably right.” Everyone then looked at Grampa.... he said, “She’s probably

right.” THE HOSTAGE At the data-entry company where my daughter works, the other operators and she share a coffeepot. One morning she took it into the ladies room to fill it with water. Then she began preening in the mirror, brushing her hair and reapplying some makeup. She didn’t realize how long she’d been until someone slid a note under the door. “You win,” it read. “Any ransom demand will be met. Just release the coffeepot.” A DOLLAR PER POINT A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait. Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying, “A dollar per point.” The next class the professor handed the tests back out. This student got back his test and $64.00 change. MAD COWS Mad Cows Two cows were talking in the field. One cow says, “Have you heard about the Mad Cow disease that’s going around?” The other cow answers, “Yeah, makes you glad you’re a penguin, doesn’t it?”

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Young athletes: Cheer them on to Safety Every kid’s a winner when it comes to playing sports. Game time can boost a youngster’s social skills and provide plenty of healthful exercise that’s also a lot of fun. But every sport poses at least some risks. As a parent, you can work together with coaches and your young athlete to help reduce these risks. What goes wrong?

Most often, youth athletes are sidelined by: • Sprains and strains. These involve injuries to ligaments or muscles and tendons. • Growth-plate injuries. These occur when the developing tissues at the ends of children’s long bones get hurt. • Overuse injuries. These are the

result of repetitive motions—pitching in baseball, for instance—that stress and strain bones and soft tissues. Overuse injuries are especially common when eager athletes don’t take time off from a sport. Stay off the injured list Luckily, sports injuries usually aren’t severe—and they’re often avoidable. To help your child score in safety, consider the following advice: Ask questions. Learn what your child’s sports program is doing to prevent and respond to injuries, such as ensuring conditioning for players and safety training for coaches. Schedule a physical. A preseason exam from a doctor will help confirm that your youngster is healthy enough to play. Get equipped. Depending on the sport, a helmet, body padding, mouthguards or shinguards, eye protection, and proper shoes may be needed. Play by the rules. From football to

soccer, many sports have rules designed to prevent injuries. Make sure your child knows—and follows— them. Beat the heat. Give your child a water bottle—and encourage frequent intake. Warm up. Encourage warm-up exercises before and cool down exercises after both practices and games. Don’t downplay concussions. In general, players with a concussion shouldn’t get back in the game until medically evaluated and cleared to play. Encourage rest. Athletes need breaks in between seasons and during practices and games. Speak up. Teach your child to speak up if he or she is sick or hurt. And remember to check with your child’s doctor should you suspect an injury. By PeaceHealth Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. At Left: Andrea Young, MD, is the sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon at PeaceHealth medical Group. She was recently at a Cowlitz Black Bears game and threw the first pitch. Photo provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

23rd Annual Bow-Tie Bash JULY 4TH, 2015

Each year on the first Saturday in July, we host a car show! This year, it’s on July 4th from 9am - 3pm on Commerce Ave in Downtown Longview. Admission is FREE to enjoy over 300+ show cars, and show is open to All American Made and /or American Muscle Powered vehicles. Registration day of Show begins at 9:00am. • After June 21 the fee is $20/car “Best of Show” award & Sponsor Awards, Dash Plaques, Music, 50/50 Split and Raffle Prizes ensure a fun time for everyone. All monies raised are donated to local charities. Columbia River Corvettes is a non-profit organization

located in the Longview/Kelso area. Since the first show in 1993, Columbia River Corvettes has donated over $60,000 to local charities. They have included United Way of Cowlitz County, Neighbors in Need, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Hospice, Community House, Children’s Community Resources, Corvettes Conquer Cancer, Backpack Buddies, Relay for Life, and so much more! The group also provides LCC Automotive Scholarships. Be sure to wear your sunscreen and grab your camera for this family friendly and fun car show the first Saturday in July, on July 4th! For more info & Registration:

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Adorable Adoptee


By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist

The Dog Days of Summer

Woodland’s Horseshoe Lake Park is a popular location for a variety of different activities. Recently, I noticed someone rowing a boat in the lake. A curly back dog swam nearby. I watched as a trainer in the boat threw an object into the water for the dog to retrieve. The dog carried the object back to the boat and hopped in then was ready to do it all again. A few more dogs trained nearby on the lakeshore. I was curious to know more about this training session. I spoke with Dixie Matson of Vancouver who explained that I was watching Portuguese Water Dogs. “They are trained” she said, “to keep alive the working ability in this breed that lived and worked on Portuguese fishing boats.” Dogs on the Portuguese fishing boats would herd fish into nets, retrieve lost tackle or broken nets and act as couriers by delivering messages from ship to ship or ship to shore. This breed has webbed feet and a waterproof coat. They are good swimmers, smart, loyal and happy. They stand about 20” tall. Matson, a member of the Pacific Northwest Portuguese Water Dog Club, explained that Horseshoe Lake is the perfect place for weekly sessions to train the dogs for water trials because there is a boat launch, there is no current, it is a no-wake lake and they can work from the shoreline. On this day, they trained for their next competition, to be held in Enumclaw July 17-19 at Nolte State Park’s Deep Lake. The club welcomes owners, breeders, and enthusiasts living in the Pacific Northwest to join to-

gether in sharing information and resources surrounding the Portuguese Water Dog. As with most sports, a lot of gear is required. There were folding ken-


Misty lost her happy home, when her family lost theirs. Her family is heartbroken, as is Misty. We’ve promised to find her a loving home and it won’t be hard, because this is a really nice dog. She’s a small Blue Heeler, only weighs 35 pounds, and is very social and mannerly. She nels; float lines; flying discs; a retrieving bumper;a buoy ball; a gear bag; a safety harness; a courier pouch for carrying messages; sinking objects; and rules and regulations safely tucked away in a dry bag. The dogs participated in a series of retrieving exercises in cooperation with handlers, both on shore with flying discs and in the water with float lines and retrieving bumpers. I watched as a mass of black curls, 18-month old Taz, happily entered the water to retrieve a float line. Then a black and white Portuguese Water Dog in a life jacket practiced swimming under control within 6 feet of its trainer. Matson explained that the dogs have to be fit to perform the required tasks. For more information on the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc., visit And watch for the training sessions at Horseshoe Lake! [Photos above: Dixie Matson works with Portuguese Water Dogs. Photos by Pat Nelson.] Pat Nelson, is co-creator of three humorous and sometimes edgy anthologies: ‘Not Your Mother’s Book: On Being a Parent’ ( & retailers); On Being a Grandparent; and On Working for a Living.

doesn’t jump up, or bark unnecessarily; knows some obedience commands, enjoys eating fresh fruits and vegetables and loves being brushed and groomed. She loves the water and the beach, exploring in the woods and car rides. Misty is 11 years old, spayed, current on vaccinations and microchipped. If she sounds like the kind of pet that would fit into your household, please email her foster mom Paula at for additional information and to set up a “meet and greet.” 673-7373

Our 2015 Models are in! Come see our special dogs and cats today. Humane Society of Cowlitz County.

Call 577-0151.

Don’t talk to the bird

Mrs. Peterson phoned the repairman because her dishwasher quit working. He couldn’t accommodate her with an “after-hours” appointment and since she had to go to work, she told him, “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dish washer, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll mail you a check. By the way, I have a large rotweiler inside named Killer; he won’t bother you. I also have a parrot, and whatever you do, do not talk to the bird!” Well, sure enough the dog, Killer, totally ignored the repairman, but the whole time he was there, the parrot cursed, yelled, screamed, and about drove him nuts. As he was ready to leave, he couldn’t resist saying, “You stupid bird, why don’t you shut up!” To which the bird replied, “Killer, get him!!!”

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Valley Bugler July 2015  

July Festivals and Tribute to Toni.

Valley Bugler July 2015  

July Festivals and Tribute to Toni.