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From the Editor’s Desk Cold lemonade. Chicken and ribs on the grill alongside fresh corn and veggies. Barefoot adventures in the yard. Dirty kiddos from playing outside all day. Late evening cocktails on the porch with the bug candles glowing. Firepit parties with friends and dearest family. Heat soaked pool tiles and shade casting umbrellas. Glowing skin. I could go on and on about all the happiness the word 'summer' dials up for my spirit. It is the season of playing in the great Northwest, and I am placing my bets that many of you have summer plans that revolve around partaking of the goodness. What is YOUR summer fun? This year, let's share together the many avenues of fun that lives around here. Get on your FaceBook page, and tag some of your "Summer Fun" adventures with: Valley Bugler Newspaper If you haven't "Liked" us on FaceBook yet, then you better hop to it before you start sharing your Summer Fun pics. Why? Because I will be choosing some special Summer Fun photos to be featured in the next issue of the Valley Bugler! Must include names of people, photographer and have permission to print from all who are pictured. ☺ Remember, just tag the Valley Bugler Newspaper (after you like us) and get to sharing so we can all see how much "FUN!" is going on in our communities. If you're stuck on what to do in order to have some fun (which I highly doubt), there are many more additions to throw into the think tank contained within these pages. Festivals galore, free music concerts, and many many other different types of activities are literally exploding from this issue. I had so much fun

putting this issue together, I couldn't contain myself from smiling the entire time. That's a long time. The beginning of the month offers up multiple areas to explore during the patriotic weekend of July 2-4, and most of it is all free to attend. Once we get our Patriotic fill, there are other Festivals and fun to fill the activity bucket all month long. Local libraries have special incentive reading programs running for beginning readers up through high school, and I encourage you to read read read. If you aren't reading to your kids, no matter how old they are, summer is a great time to begin. Relaxing over popsicles and not stressing over the next day will allow some sweet times and memories to unfold. My current favorite series to read with my three children is The Chronicles of Narnia. Other recommended books range from any of the Beverly Cleary books, Nancy Drew, The Hobbit, Star Wars and any of your own childhood favorites. Reading opens a world of possibilities! Stop by a library today for that offchance rainy day, for that book at the pool or hike, or the early morning / late night reading session your kids may suddenly aspire to now that school is out. I wish all of my readers a very Happy Fourth of July, and encourage everyone to stay safe. The same explosive power that awes audiences can also cause severe injuries when fireworks companies fail to take the proper care in manufacturing and igniting fireworks. Until next month!

Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor

Call for Artist Vendors

Art in the Park • September 17th 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 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. Vendor applications available online or Broadway Gallery. Deadline AUGUST 15th.

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July 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 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. Another adventure is horseback riding on the beach. Long Beach, WA July 2 Spirits of Longview at the Cowlitz Expo center with Music, Food, Spirits and more! July 2-4 Go Fourth Festival in Longview. It’s time for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on the 2nd, plenty of piroshki and of course, the fireworks. Facepainting, kids festival, 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! Visit the online schedule: July 2-4 Port of Ilwaco Fireworks Display on the 2nd, and Parade and fun on the 4th! Visit Ilwaco. July 2-4 Clatskanie Heritage Days Festival and 4th of July Parade. Music, Logging Show, Fireworks and More in Clatskanie City Park. 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 Seaside, Oregon Fireworks display and fun daily activities & parade July 7-10 Toledo Cheese Days invites everyone to join them for Cheese Days. Car Show and Parade are on Saturday. More info:

July 7 Summer Concerts at the Lake. First of six concerts from 6 to 8 p.m Thursdays at Lake Sacajawea. See article on p.5 for complete music lineup. July 7-10 Rainier Days in the Park. FIREWORKS! Information online: July 7-10 Annual Winlock Pickers Fest at Winolequa Park in Winlock.Instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’! Beer & Wine Garden. July 14-16 Kalama Fair! Runs Thursday through Sunday with tons of fun. July 14-16 Castle Rock Fair, with parade, vendors, youth activities, music and more, Castle Rock Fairgrounds. See page 7 for complete description. July 16-17 Clamshell Rail Road Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum July 20-24 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. More info: July 20-24 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo in St. Helens. Thursday is Kids Day at see FESTIVALS, continued on p.5

August 6, 2016 The Three Rivers Mall presents the Second Annual Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce Color 5K (3.1 miles), a five-kilometer, un-timed “fun” run in which participants are doused from head to toe in color. It is a community building fundraiser event filled with fun and excitement where people, of all ages and physical abilities, have a blast while raising money for the Chamber of Commerce and local charities. Saturday • August 6 • 9am “We are happy to bring this event to Kelso-Longview. It’s a great way to support good causes for the community and beyond,” said Bill Marcum, Chief Executive Officer, KelsoLongview Chamber of Commerce. “It should be a great weekend with a

focus on health, fitness and family fun all while bettering the community.” Coloring used throughout the event on participants is 100% natural and safe as it is food grade, non-toxic and non-irritating. Participants are encouraged to wear as much white as possible. After finishing the run, participants will gather for a Color 5K Finale “Color Explosion” at the finish line. No pets are allowed on course. Cost is $40 per person or $35 per team member or families (3 or more) Children ages 0-5 must be registered but there is no cost to enter. People with disabilities will not be charged a Registration fee, compliments of the Chamber. Registration also available event day at 8AM.

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Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Finnish American Folk Festival a Finn, or just want to pre- from the interviews of 26 FinnishSave the Date: August 5 - August 7 tendAreforyoua few days? Looking for pan- Americans who lived in Finland durPrepare your senses for some deliWhile visiting Mossyrock you may cious fun at the Mossyrock Blueberry want to buy some blueberries from a Festival this August 5 - August 7! local farm and visit the flower fields With evand show garerything den at the Defrom car, Goede Bulb dog and Farm. Better quilt shows yet, make your to a famvisit part of a ily friendly longer trip stay5K run/ ing at one of the walk, your hotels or camp weekend in grounds along 2014 Blueberry Pie Eating Champions from their age the Mossyrock beautiful Cassidy and Johnny, show us how it’s done. is bound group, stretch of White Photo courtesy Mossyrock Blueberry Festival to be full of Pass. tons of fun. And blueberries. Don’t forget the Complete Festival Info: blueberries! Plenty of musical entertainment is Most events including vendors, included with the nominal festival adstage shows, pie eating contest, and mission of only $1.00 for those ages parking will be held in Klickitat Prai6 and over. (Includes parking). And rie Park just south of State St. or the of course, the Parade and Car Show Community Center. The parade will are FREE. be on State St. The car show is was Also at the Festival will be a ‘Kids held on the school grounds while the Art Contest’, 3-day quilt show, (NEW!) Tail Race is starts on the south side Blueberry Desserts Contest, Bouncy of the Mossyrock Dam. Bicycle ride Toys, Playground, Pie Eating Chamstarts at the Klickitat Prairie Park. pionship (Different age groups), Pa[Take Exit 68 off I-5 onto Hwy 12 rade and a Bicycle ride crossing the East for approximately 21 miles] Mossyrock Dam.

nukakku? Then the Finnish-American Festival is right up your alley. The eighteenth Finnish American Folk Festival will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, July 29th. It is held at the Naselle schools at the junction of SR401 and SR4. That day all the food and crafts vendors and exhibits are open until 6:00 pm. There is no admission charge, but a $5 per person donation will be greatly appreciated. The festival will have live performances Friday night and all day Saturday. The Opening Ceremony is at 10:00am Saturday, July 30. Live music performances throughout the remainder of the day. It will be filled with great music. The Astoria Scandinavian Dancers and the Katrilli Dancers will be fun to watch with their colorful costumes and fancy steps. The Cultural Programming Series includes a documentary produced by Nordic American Voices which is part of Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum. “This Is My Childhood; Finland at War” includes excerpts

ing WWII. It will be shown Friday at 10:00 am. Other presentations will also be shown throughout the day, with different topics. Three of Friday's presentations will be repeated on Saturday, with a few additions. Interested in language? A beginning Finnish language class for youth and a presentation by Jim Kurtti, editor of the Finnish American Reporter, are available for people interested in Finnish-American archival materials and keepers of records. Other festival events include: Golf tournament on Thursday, a Paavo Nurmi Run/Walk, a wife toss, and other games on Saturday. Don’t forget to visit the Tori (marketplace) and all the special exhibits such as art, the museum, Finnish war memorabilia, the photo displays, the Viking ship and the arts and crafts. Authentic foods and a salmon dinner and a pannukakku breakfast, plus food demonstrations will tickle your palate. Sunday ends with a Closing Ceremony, a worship service followed by coffee and pulla. The exhibits, food vendors, and Tori will not be open that day. NO pets, thank you. Handicapped accessible grounds, and Handicapped parking. For information and times: INFO: Mike Swanson: 360-484-3388 Thanks to all the generous supporters who make this festival possible: $5000 anonymous donation, $2000 anonymous donation, Pacific County Lodging Tax Grant, Bank of the Pacific, Mike Swanson Realty, American Legion Post No. 111, Columbia Pacific Chapter Finlandia Foundation (Portland), Finnish American Historical Society of the West (Portland), Okie’s Select, Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, Wesley Raistakka Memorials, and a $100 anonymous donation. Kiitos to all the lifetime members and to all the current members. Submitted by Anita Raistakka

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'Spirits of Longview' • July 2 July 2nd • 5pm - 10pm Held annually at the Cowlitz County Expo Center with FREE parking, this fun Festival brings together old friends and new with good music, food, and of course, spirits! Hosted by The Pioneer Lions, this is a highly anticipated social event, where people who don’t often see each other can get together and catch up. Food vendors are available, and the smaller cooler wagon dispenses beer and wine coolers. Local wineries and brewers also participate providing a wide variety of offerings. $5.00 Entry Fee benefits the

Longview Pioneer Lions. 'Spirits of Longview' Chairman, Greg Swanson, enjoys being a part of this civic minded group. "It shows people what they have inside of them. Their charitable goodness," said Swanson in a recent interview. The Longview Pioneer Lions meet every Tuesday at Noon at the Longview Eagles Club on 12th Ave. Or call Greg Swanson 360431-8888 To learn more: [Photo: Lions member Cindy Sessions having fun working at the Spirits of Longview']

A Memorial Day for the Memory Books! This past Memorial Day, a group of local residents from the St. Helens Elementary School area piled into a school bus and headed up to a Mariner's game. Not such a big deal until you hear about the reasons why, and most importantly, who. Bill Ammons, a Kelso Barber for the past 53 years, put a dream into motion. That dream included sending children who could not afford it - to a major league baseball game. In an interview prior to the departure, Ammons reflected on why he put the project together. "This has always been a dream of mine. They will have an experience that they will never forget. Never." Ammons reported that lunch was

also provided that day for the young attendees, with Fibre Credit Union and Jimmy John's helping make the magic happen. Memories to last a lifetime were made, with many of the children stating that they had never been outside of the Longview / Kelso area. Imagine the wonderful feeling for their senses with fresh popcorn and peanuts, hot dogs and the newly oiled smell of baseball mitts. The Safeco Field roar of the crowd as the beloved M's clobbered the San Diego Padres, 9 to 3. Thanks to Mr. Ammons, and the assistance of the Longview School District, Fibre Credit Union, Jimmy John's and multiple others who have a heart for children.

Starting Thursday, July 7th @ 6pm Lake Sacajawea • Longview 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. FESTIVALS, continued from p.3 the Fair, half price day Sunday. July 27 - 30 Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo!

2016 Concert Schedule:

July 7: Swingline Cubs This dynamic duo bring hits from the 40's and 50's. Get ready to sing along and maybe even dance! July 14: Randy Linder Band Playing to audiences worldwide, this tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival is second to none. July 21: Sugarcane This top Bluegrass all string band is a sweet mix of country, caribbean, blues and bluegrass. Guitars and banjoes shine with toe-tapping tunes. 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. Don't miss: July 29-31 Finnish American Folk Festival offers up plenty of fun, music and food.

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We're a Little Bit Country! 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 Phyllis Ogden. She has dedicated time at the fair in doing Grange displays and the dairy bar. 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 15th (only), a FREE taxi service to the Fair for anyone within a 5 mile radius of the Fairgrounds from 10am - 8pm! Direct 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 plus 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. Call the Woman’s Club at (360)274-8894 or (360)747-2390.


Date: Thursday, July 14 6:00pm Gates Open 7:30pm Toutle FFA Logging Show 6:30pm Parade-downtown CR 7:00pm Fair/Exhibits Open Quarter Arcade Opens Archery Opens Strutter's Baton Show 8:30 pm Olson Brothers Band 9:30 pm Quarter Arcade Closes 10:00 pm Fair/Exhibits Close

Friday, July 15

8:00am Upper Gate Opens 8:30am 4-H Horse Showmanship 9:00am Lower Gate Opens 10:00am Fair/Exhibits Open Rabbit Showmanship Dog Show-4-H Jim Ogden (accordion) 11:30am Scarecrow Building 12:30pm Scarecrow Judging 1:00pm Quarter Arcade Opens Archery Opens John London (Magician) Balloon Making until 4 pm 2:00pm Jim Ogden (accordion) 4:00pm John London (Magician) 5:00pm Swine Showmanship 6:30pm Briana Renea (country) 7:30pm Toutle FFA Logging Show 8:30pm Briana Renea (country) 9:30pm Quarter Arcade Closes 10:00pm Fair/Exhibits Close

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. The Fair Board is looking for more entries in the baking and canning categories, so fire up your ovens and pressure cookers, and show up with your best. Pickled garlic, anyone? 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. Phyllis Ogden will be the Grand Marshal this year. A lot of work has gone into the grounds to repair flood damage, which included new hog pens and concrete floor in the swine barn. Many volunteered to help clean up, thank you to those who helped! COMPLETE BROCHURE online: Special thanks to Yvonne Knuth, for submitting all this wonderful information!

Submitted by Georgia Cox JULY 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 #6362118 (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, July 12th: Program presentation features Jerry Kelly,

who will talk about logging in the past, and will also have artifacts with him. Talk starts at 11am, followed by a potluck lunch at noon. Please join us for this time of fun and good fellowship. Thursday, July 21st: Commodities will be distributed from 10am 1pm. Have a valid punch card. Saturday, July 23rd: "All You Can Eat" Pancake Breakfast! Served to the public at the Center from 8amnoon. Suggested donation is $6.00. Blueberry pancakes will also be an option on the menu! Delish! 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

Saturday, July 16

8:00am Upper Gate Opens 8:30am 4-H Horse Show 9:00am Lower Gate Opens 10:00am Fair/exhibits Open Goat Showmanship 11:00am Balloon Making all day 11:30am Poultry Showmanship 1:00pm Quarter Arcade Opens Archery Opens Andy Turner (Magician) 2:00pm Wet Money Scramble Sheep Showmanship 4:00pm Andy Turner (Magician) Beef/Dairy Showmanship 5:30pm Marlin James Band (country) 6:30pm Sign up for Lip Sync / Talent 7:00pm Lip Sync & Talent Show 7:30pm Toutle FFA Logging show 9:30pm Fair/Exhibits Close

Sunday, July 17

10-3 Pick up Exhibits & Premium Money 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 16th, at 11:30am, with judging taking place immediately following. Friends of the Castle Rock Fair will provide a “T-Frame” for the building of your scarecrow. Teams are responsible for all other materials, including stuffing, clothing,

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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:

Friday, July 1 – 105.5FM KUKN Country Family Night. Special concert tickets, prizes and giveaways from KUKN Country. Saturday, July 2 - Cowlitz Black Bears 5th Annual Military Appreciation Night presented by Pacific Tech Construction

and Western Fabrication. All active or retired military, police and fire personnel admitted free. Aaron’s Super Saturday. Wednesday, July 6 - Fibre Federal Family Night. $5 off any grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Federal Membership Card. Simply be a member, receive $5 off your ticket. Thursday, July 7 - C’s Photography Team Poster Night. First 1,000 fans receive a full- color Black Bears 2016 Team Poster. Thirsty Thursday. $2 canned beer. Friday, July 8 - Fibre Federal Credit Union Kid Dig. Fans 12 and under dig for money after the game! Fiesta Bonita Friday. Saturday, July 9 – Coors Light Pint Glass Night Presented by Craig Stein Beverage. First 100 adults 21+ receive a Coors Pint Glass. Aaron’s Super Saturday. Sunday, July 10 – High School Home

Run Derby. Local high school sluggers compete after the game. The winner moves on to the WCL All-Star Game Home Run Derby on Tuesday, July 19th. Monday, July 11 – Fiesta Bonita Kid’s Backpack Night. First 100 kids receive a backpack from our friends at Fiesta Bonita.State Farm presents Monday Night Baseball. Wednesday July 13 - Fibre Federal Family Night. $5 off any grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Federal Membership Card. Simply be a member, receive $5 off your ticket. Thursday, July 14 - American Workforce Group T-Shirt Night. First 100 adults, 18 and over, receive t-shirts courtesy of American Workforce Group. Thirsty Thursday. $2 canned beer. Tuesday, July 19 - 2016 West Coast League All-Star Game Presented by Country Financial/Longview Agency. WCL Home Run Derby, 6pm, All Star

Game, 7:30pm. Wednesday, July 20 - Fibre Federal Family Night. $5 off any grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Federal Membership Card. Simply be a member, receive $5 off your ticket. Thursday, July 21 – C’s Photography Trading Card Night. First 100 fans receive a 2016 set of full color Black Bears Trading Cards. Thirsty Thursday. $2 canned beer. Friday, July 22 – 4th Annual Red Lion “ Night at the Ballpark”. Special overnight campout event at the field with activities, movie, camping, and breakfast with the Black Bears in the morning. Fiesta Bonita Friday. Tuesday, July 26 - Lowe’s Night. Fans can pick up free tickets for the game at Lowe’s in Longview. $2 Tuesday. Wednesday, July 27th - Fibre Federal Family Night. $5 off any grandstand, general admission, or party deck ticket with Fibre Federal Membership Card. Simply be a member, receive $5 off your ticket. 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 are allowed on field after the game to dig for diamonds. 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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Attention Castle Rock area: Cowlitz 6 Needs Our Help! By Wayne Lunday LUTCF, CLU, ChFC I am very happy to report that great things have happened and with your help, more great things are to come! “Cowlitz 6”, the fire protection district that cares for Castle Rock and the vicinity, has been working very hard on our behalf. Recently, volunteers have designed and built a new water tender truck that can deliver even more water to the fires in our area. What does this mean? Lower Homeowner Rates. For many of the homes in the out-lying areas around Castle Rock the rates will be significantly lower. The WSRB, (our state rating bureau) has been working hand-in-hand with Cowlitz 6 and now has determined that with the significantly improved water delivery of the new tender, along with the additional expert training of the volunteers, we can enjoy lower insurance premiums AND better, safer outcomes if a fire

emergency does occur! Please join with me in thanking these wonderful people… our Cowlitz 6 volunteers. It doesn’t stop there. Cowlitz 6 does much more than just put out fires. We have a growing population and need to make some changes to our Cowlitz 6 workforce. Right now, because of budgeting concerns, the district has only 3 professional (paid) Firefighter / EMTs providing the ambulance service. Volunteer staffing levels are at an all-time low, yet the demands to help keep us safe are much larger. The demand is just too overwhelming. Cowlitz 6 needs our help. Fire District 6 has not seen a levy increase in over 50 years. Our current levy rate is only 42 cents per $1,000 of home value. To compare that with what other area districts gather: FPD 7 in Cougar gets $1.08 and provides no ambulance. District 5 in Kalama collects $1.47 and responds to fewer calls. Our district

needs additional paid, professional crew. This August FPD 6 will ask you to raise the levy limit to $1.20 to allow District 6 to hire 3 new full-time Firefighter EMTs. This will help the district keep the new, lower fire ratings and, importantly, keep our homeowner insurance rates more affordable and

our families safer. Please join me, my family and crew here at High Cascades Insurance in voting in favor of the FPD 6 levy request this August 2nd. Thank you! Wayne Lunday is Owner of High Cascades Insurance, Castle Rock, WA, and is a loyal Valley Bugler advertiser.

Rosetti picked for job-creating board Rep. JD Rossetti (D-Longview) says he’ll use his new position on a state board to create jobs in the 19th District and across Washington State. The Speaker of the House appointed Rossetti to the Community Economic Revitalization Board, which helps local governments and tribes fund projects that create jobs. Those projects include water lines, storm water systems, port facilities and other public structures that support economic growth. “Our small towns depend on this sort of infrastructure,” Rossetti said. “I’m thrilled to get this appointment and can’t wait to get to work on building a better Washington. The two foundations of a strong economy are a highly educated workforce and solid infrastructure." JD Rossetti is proud of what he’s accomplished as our State Representative. He is a critical part of our Legislative Team and will continue working to fully fund our local schools, improve the climate for jobs and businesses, and demonstrate the kind of determined leadership we expect from our elected officials. Experienced in Education As a father and School Board Member, JD Rossetti believes it is past time to fully fund basic educa-

tion. We can no longer kick the can down the road. He’s made education funding his highest priority and is insisting on high academic standards that prepare kids with the skills they need to be successful in our new economy. Invested in Our Economy As a small business owner, JD understands the burden of paperwork and taxes. He’s working to reduce red tape and overhaul the B&O tax for small business. He strongly supports our natural resource based industries and is pushing for the expansion of tourism promotion to our area to help create jobs and grow our businesses. Decisive Leadership These days it seems like there’s too much political bickering and special interest influence in Olympia. JD Rossetti knows that leadership means working with members of both parties to solve problems and not being afraid to say no to your friends. Innovation, common sense, and putting people before politics are what’s needed to solve problems. Elected Experience JD is currently a Longview School District Board Member and our 19th District State Representative. To learn more about Rossetti and his political ideas:

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By Paddy Elkins Valley Bugler Columnist Another wonderful place to relax! Steve and I recently discovered the "best-kept secret of the Columbia River Gorge": Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa, thanks to a great recommendation from Judy Schlecht. (THANKS Judy!) We spent a Saturday/Sunday there and had a very relaxing time, to say the least! It's situated near Bridge of the Gods. They offer a 15% discount with military ID card. We took I-5 South to Hwy. 205 Southeast to Hwy. 84 East

to Bridge of the Gods (on the Oregon side). Once there, you check in at the front desk. You'll see a gargantuan floor-toceiling river-rock fireplace in the middle of the great room, surrounded by relaxing sitting areas. There is a wonderful restaurant on-site that we made reservations for dinner and enjoyed a delicious Caesar salad, prime rib with horseradish sauce, pureed russet potatoes, and seasonal veggies. Slept in a lovely room in a comfortable kingsized bed. Went hot-tubbing in a huge hot-tub, then swam in a huge pool.

They provide white bathrobes for their guests, so everyone walks around in their bathrobes... Walked through a beautifully landscaped and serene courtyard. Had a long talk upstairs in our room and really, truly relaxed together... The next day, we slept in. Then went downstairs to the restaurant and had a memorable breakfast, relaxed some more, and then went to the hot springs spa and had a "couple's" BATH & WRAP. It was all really quiet in the spa. The Couple's Bath & Wrap is very private and serene, directed to the different areas by an attendant who also provides mineral water and grapes and raspberry lemonade, and leaves you big, thirsty towels to wrap up in after your bath. Soothing music plays in the background throughout the spa, and every one talks quietly, almost reverently.

SOOO relaxing, and SOOO romantic! They have other amenities and activities there too, but we had to go home to pick up Tucker, so will try those things another time. As "Cat" (Catherine), their spa manager says: "If more people would pro-actively take care of themselves, eat right, rest properly, exercise a little bit, there'd be less need to go to the doctor, and people would be so much happier!" Cat has worked at the spa for 11 years and is the glowing, picture of health, you'd expect from someone who ascribes to her way of thinking and living. She asked me to send her a copy of my Bugler article, so this one's for you, Cat! Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa 1252 East Cascade Drive North Bonneville, WA 98639 (866)459-1678

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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

Movie Reviews

July 2016 • Valley Bugler • Page 13

By Blake Peterson

'Finding Dory'

Directed by Andrew Stanton Voices by Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill Running Time 1 Hr., 40 Mins., PG My Rating: A-

By Blake Peterson Valley Bugler Columnist Despite my being bitter that the elementary aged children that sat in front of me during last night’s latenight showing of “Finding Dory” didn’t have to wait thirteen years for its premiere, I can confidently confirm that this sequel film was worth the wait. Drawing upon its “Finding Nemo” predecessor’s remarkable ability to find the link between heartrending dramatics and quippy comedy, it’s further proof that Pixar is incapable of doing wrong. “Finding Dory” is the best animated movie of the year. It’s only June, sure, but I’m certain that it will be nearly impossible to find a family focused offering as intelligently written, as richly animated, or as exceptionally voiced as “Finding Dory”. Taking place a year after the events of “Finding Nemo” (a fact I combated with an eye roll due to my incessant waiting), the film follows Dory, a fickle blue tang saddled with short-term memory loss, as she attempts to look for her family. Dory begins to suddenly remember through inexplicable flashes of recollection. Though she’s found a familial connection with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), the father-son clownfish pair of the first movie, she isn’t much interested in ignoring the hanging question mark of her past. Dory is infatuated with the idea of discovering where she came from, and no one, not even the severely anxious Marlin, can stop her. And so begins an epic journey, one that involves both strategic maneuvering and small doses of selfdiscovery. Marlin and Nemo, though pivotal, do end up taking a back seat to new, scene-stealing additions to the ensemble, including Ed O’Neill (who voices Dory’s grumpy, octopus sidekick), Kaitlin Olsen (a

whale shark with an endearing relation to Dory’s past), and Ty Burrell (an eccentric beluga whale). Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy earnestly voice Dory’s evasive parents. In the tradition with Pixar’s most memorable movies, the voice casting is the secret weapon that propels everything, from a snappy one-liner to an emotional confrontation, to indelible heights. As was the case in “Finding Nemo,” the work of DeGeneres is so transcendent that Dory practically jumps off the screen. So we should consider ourselves fortunate that co-writer (with Victoria Strouse) and director Andrew Stanton knows how to give DeGeneres and her supporting players great material to work with. Like the movie preceding it, the title both literally involves searching for someone and also searching for oneself. Because “Finding Dory” is more sweetly sentimental than the decidedly farcical “Nemo”, the quest for self-actualization is movingly drawn but others executed with understated lushness. Children will adore the thrilling misadventures of the film (as will adults), but “Finding Dory” is even more than what its clever antics make it out to be. Its emotional nuances are what make it such a touching piece — it’s an instant classic. It’s been long in the making, and yet we forgive Pixar’s lack of urgency because “Finding Dory” is so incomparable. It’s a family movie with a sense of humor, an exquisite visual palette, and, most importantly, a soul. It doesn’t resort to formula as a cheap way to grab our money and hit the road, cackling at our desperation — we feel as though we’re being catered to, and, thirteen years later, that’s a luxury. Once I see the release of “The Incredibles 2,” my nostalgia for early childhood will have hit such a peak that I might as well call myself unaffected again. A student at the University of Washington, Blake will major in Visual Communications or Journalism.

Avoid sporting an injury this summer excessive contraction or overstretchBy Andrea Young, MD ing of a muscle or tendon. Your feet or Valley Bugler Newspaper Summer is a great time to get ac- legs are the parts of your body you’re tive and enjoy outdoor sports, but the most likely to strain. Stress fractures thrill of playing can quickly turn into A stress fracture is an overuse inthe agony of injury. Injuries can be caused by a vari- jury. If you consistently put pressure on a bone over a long ety of things, including period of time, a tiny accidents, poor concrack may occur in ditioning or training A sprain that bone. practices, not wearing • What it feels like: the proper equipment, happens when If you have pain at or inadequate stretchyou pull or tear a the site that worsing or warmup before when you’re acplaying. ligament. A strain ens tive and eases when According to the not, you may National Institutes of occurs when you you’re have a stress fracHealth, some of the most frequent sports twist, stretch or ture. Tenderness and swelling often accominjuries include: tear a muscle or pany the pain. Achilles tendon in• How it happens: juries tendon. You’re most likely to You can injure your get a stress fracture Achilles tendon by stretching, tearing or irritating this in your feet or legs. Sports that inthick cord (tendon), which attaches volve your foot repeatedly striking the back of your heel to your calf the ground— such as tennis, track and field, and basketball—are often muscles. • What it feels like: You know you’ve causes of stress fractures. Knee injuries got an Achilles tendon problem if you Because your knee is so complex have pain that gradually gets worse with exercise. An injured Achilles ten- with many different components, it’s don will also often feel painful and stiff vulnerable to a variety of injuries, often involving ligaments and cartilage. in the morning. • What it feels like: If you hurt your • How it happens: Tendonitis is the most common cause of Achilles ten- knee, you may feel pain or tenderness don injuries. These types of injuries under your kneecap at the front or often occur in middle-aged, part- side of your knee. You may also hear time athletes who do not warm up a popping noise, have severe pain or stretch properly before games or and be unable to move your knee. • How it happens: Landing wrong practices. after a jump, getting hit on the front or Sprains and strains A sprain happens when you pull or outside of the knee during a contact tear a ligament. A strain occurs when sport, or simply changing directions you twist, stretch or tear a muscle or rapidly while running—there are all sorts of ways you can hurt your knee tendon. • What it feels like: If you have bruis- when participating in sports such as ing, swelling, tenderness and pain or football, soccer, skiing or basketball. No matter your injury stay connectare unable to move your limb or joint, you may have a sprain. With a strain, ed to your doctor. Your doctor is your you may feel pain or have a muscle partner in your health and can help you with creating the proper steps to spasm or loss of strength. prevent these injuries. • How it happens: Some type of Andrea Young, MD; trauma, such as a fall or blow that PeaceHealth Medical knocks a joint out of place, is usually Group, Orthopedic Surthe cause of a sprain. You’re most gery and Sports Medilikely to sprain your ankles, knees or cine wrists. Strains usually are the result of

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By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist Woodland Visitor Information Center I-5 at Woodland, Washington, is filled with summer tourists headed to weekend and vacation destinations. Some travelers have miles to go once they reach Woodland, and others will head just a short distance up the Lewis River to camp in one of the area's many scenic campgrounds. Today's vacationers tend to do their homework on the internet before they leave home, but the best information often comes directly from people who live in the area. That's why so many travelers stop at the Woodland Visitors Information Center. The center, sponsored by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce, is located at 900 Goerig Street near the southbound onramp to I-5. Inside, travelers find brochures, travel guides, maps and gifts. And best of all, they find local residents who can tell them what to see and do in the area. A portion of the hotel/motel tax, based on the number of visitors each quarter, helps fund the center. A guest log provides a count of visitors as well as a record of where they are from and where they are going. Employee Virginia Gilkerson told of one visitor who read the log and discovered that an old girlfriend

had visited just 30 minutes before he did. Wilkerson has lived in the Woodland area for 71 years. When she came to Woodland at age 13, the population was only around 600, and now it exceeds 6000. She works alongside J. J. Burke, executive director for the past four years, and another paid employee, Julie Patterson. The day I visited, volunteers Shirley Brenner and Donna Gosney were also at the center. Virginia Gilkerson excitedly related stories of some of her most memorable visitors. "In 2015," she said, "we had visitors from every state and Canada, plus visitors from 52 countries." She fondly remembers an 85-year-old gentleman from South Africa who visited with his granddaughter. He wanted to walk in snow. That was around midMay, and Gilkerson used a yellow highlighter to mark two routes that would lead him to places where he could fulfill his dream. "I never traveled much myself," said Gilkerson. She loves hearing about the travels of others and helping them see the area. Many tell her that other travelers have recommended the Woodland Visitors Information Center because of the wealth of information it provides. Not all visitors are from out of the area. For example, according to Gilkerson, the center receives

Photo: From Left to Right, Virginia Gilkerson (Visitor Center Employee), J. J. Burke (Visitor Center Executive Director), and Donna Gosney. If you visit Woodland and the Visitor's Center, there is a chanc you will be able to meet Gilkerson or Burke and find some new and interesting areas to stop along the way back home. Photo by Pat Nelson.

many requests from local residents for Planters' Days programs before Woodland's annual event. On slow days, she reads a book or crochets. But, because she also has to know what's going on with the Woodland Chamber of Commerce and make a lot of phone calls for them, there is usually plenty to do between visitors. And she expects to be even busier once the casino opens in nearby

LaCenter, where it is predicted that 25,000 cars per day will visit. Whether you live in Woodland or are traveling through, the Woodland Tourist Information Center can help you enjoy this area. 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.

Actual Police Trooper Statements Actual comments Troopers made that were taken off their car videos: 1. “You know, stop lights don’t come any redder than the one you just went through.” 2. “Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they’re new. They’ll stretch after you wear them a while.” 3. “If you take your hands off the car, I’ll make your birth certificate a worthless document.” 4. “If you run, you’ll only go to jail tired.” 5. “Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that’s the speed of the bullet that’ll be chasing you.” 6. “You don’t know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?” 7. “Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don’t think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I’m the shift supervisor?” 8. “The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?”

9. “You didn’t think we give pretty women tickets? You’re right, we don’t. Sign here.” 10. "Hey John, get out of the cruiser and come over here to say "Thank You." We stopped the guy who pays OUR salary!" 11. "Yeah, I do have bank robbers to catch, but that might be dangerous, so I'm going to play it safe and write you this ticket." 12. "Hurry it up? Sure, I'll just go back to the cruiser and write the citation. Do you have food and water in the car? This shouldn't take more than six hours." 13. "No, you've got that WRONG. I'm even TOUGHER without the badge and gun." 14. "She STARTED it? That's the best you can do? My four-year-old does better than that when I ask why his sister is crying." 15. "Of course you didn't DO it. You just happened to start your wind sprints in front of the department store, the VCR is extra weight, and the security guards were providing MOTIVATION."

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Smooth the Ride for Dogs with Motion Sickness things, such as overheating. That's (Family Features)

Because the symptoms of canine motion sickness can mimic several other problems, many pet owners may not realize their dogs suffer from this condition. However, a recent study conducted on behalf of Zoetis found that up to 23 percent of dogs experience motion sickness. The study also found that some pet owners feel that motion sickness weakens their relationship with their dog because it often forces them to leave their dog at home. Recognizing the symptoms and understanding treatment options can help ease your dog's discomfort and ensure a smoother ride for the entire family. Motion sickness may at times be difficult to recognize, but it is a real medical condition that affects the centers of the brain that control balance and motion. This condition may also be exhibited as fear and anxiety about car rides. Dogs suffering from motion sickness may show a variety of signs, including drooling, dry heaving, excessive lip licking, excessive panting, inactivity, pacing, restlessness, shaking, vomiting, whining or yawning. However, especially during warmer months, some of these signs, such as excessive panting and whining, can mistakenly be attributed to other

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why it is important to pay close attention to the onset of signs that could indicate motion sickness and note any correlations with travel, including anxiety or avoidance behavior like resistance to getting in the car. Sharing this information with your veterinarian can help isolate the cause. If you determine that your pet is indeed suffering from motion sickness, you can take several steps to make your next trip together more comfortable: * In addition to providing the basic necessities like food, water, bowls, grooming supplies and medications create a soothing environment with a favorite blanket, bed and toys, along with an appropriate restraint device, travel crate or carrier. * Talk with your veterinarian about a medication that has proven to be helpful in treating motion sickness in dogs. CERENIA(r) (maropitant citrate) is the only FDA-approved medication for the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. A CERENIA tablet can be easily administered two hours before the car ride and doesn't cause drowsiness, so no worries about a sleepy pup after the car ride. All other motion sickness medications are formulated for humans and are not approved by the FDA for use in dogs. Human meds may also be more difficult to dose for dogs, may not effectively control motion sickness and/or may have unwanted side effects. * Make frequent stops, especially if

Adorable Adoptee Meet 'Molly'

Little Miss Molly has endured such a trauma the last few months. Her beloved owner died, and Molly was passed from one relative to another. Nobody wanted Grandma's tiny dog. And somewhere along the line, Molly was abused. Molly is now very hand-shy because of the abuse. She cowers and tries to bite when your hand traveling long distances, so your dog can relieve itself, drink water and exercise. * Maintain your dog's regular feeding and exercise schedule as much as possible during your trip to reduce any anxiety it may feel about being away from home. * Carry your leash and collar with upto-date ID tags (with your cell phone number), microchip information and rabies tags. Also carry proof of vaccinations and consider scanning your dog's medical records onto a USB device in case you end up visiting an emergency veterinary clinic away from home.

approaches her head. She can be petted on other parts of her little body, just not her head. She gives sweet kisses. Just don't touch her head. Molly needs a patient owner and a quiet home. She needs to learn to trust again, that the human hand is not going to hurt her. A good article on adopting an abused dog can be found online at Molly is spayed, current on her vaccinations and microchipped. She is 8-10 years old and in good health for a senior girl. Is this precious dog meant to join your family? For more information contact Rescued Paws: 360-673-7373 More resources:

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Use CERENIA Tablets for acute vomiting in dogs 2 months and older, and for prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs 4 months and older. Safe use has not been evaluated in cats and dogs with gastrointestinal obstruction, or those that have ingested toxins. Use with caution in dogs with hepatic dysfunction. In people, topical exposure may elicit localized allergic skin reactions, and repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to skin sensitization. See full Prescribing Information at All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or a licensor unless otherwise noted. (c)2016 Zoetis Services LLC. All rights reserved. CER-00218 Photo courtesy of Getty Images #13241

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