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From the Editor’s Desk Okay. There’s no denying it. Fall is definitely here, and chilling my poor toes. Bring on the warm sweaters, fuzzy boots and mashed potatoes! My favorite thing is crunching leaves. It also used to be one of my moms favorite things, and I’m sure that’s how I developed an affinity for the crunch. Memories of mom stretching her legs from curled up leaf to curled up leaf are many and full of fondness. This year, the crunching of the leaves brings enjoyment and a dose of sadness for me. Although the sadness dissipates as I watch my beautiful children frolic in the crunching as well. Our family used to live just a block away from Lake Sacajawea in Longview, and many memories have been captured with the glorious display of leaf colors. Our favorite was finding and making a huge leaf pile, then throwing the leaves up high high high, and splashing around in the pile. There’s a short story I’d like to retell from a few years ago. Kids are resilient creatures, and their minds capture the world in fun and unique ways. My daughter Cora at age eight, is no exception. We were driving down the road to her soccer game this Saturday, and noticed the beautiful trees starting to change color. Our conversation went something like this: Me: “Oh the trees are getting ready to turn so pretty!!” Cora: “Oh yes! And that means that it is Fall! Fall is one of my favorite

seasons”. Me: “Yes? Why is that?” Cora: “Because that’s when I get to jump into the huge pile of crunchy crunchy leaves that you and daddy rake up and I get to destroy all your hard work! (*insert evil laugh here)”. Me: “Well then.” Inside I was laughing at the turn of her voice from sweet sing-song tones to something akin to Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde in a few short seconds. On the outside, I refused to let her know that it was okay to destroy my hard work with the treasured leaf piles. I failed holding it in. We both ended up laughing hysterically, as I couldn’t fight the giggles that built up and burst their way out of me. I suppose Cora will continue to love Fall because she will continue to jump in my leaf piles. And I desperately hope that when she is grown, she thinks fondly of Fall, and mommy’s leaf piles that she got to jump in as a kid. This issue is full of all that Fall goodness and cherub like smiles and giggles. October is our feature on Children, and everything to do with kids health, life and enjoyment. You’ll find jokes, crossword puzzles and even a coloring page just for little ones, although there is no age limit for participating... ☺ Activities for kids and their families abound this month, as well as an Art Contest, held at the Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery. If your budding artist would like to enter, please read the article on page 4, and be sure to get

Publication Information Valley Bugler, LLC

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Editor/Publisher................................Michelle Myre Web Manager ..................................Oscar Myre IV Cover Design ..................................Oscar Myre IV Cover Photo Credit .........................Blooming Images (Breanna Bloomquist) Distribution.........................................Diana Jones Advertising Sales..............................Michelle Myre Columnists.........................................Listed below Paddy Burrow - Fruits & Nuts Georgia Butterfield - Adorable Adoptee Georgia Cox - Castle Rock Seniors Oscar Myre IV - Geek Speak /valleybuglernewspaper Blake Peterson - Movie Reviews PeaceHealth - Living Well Laurrie Piland - Baked Lava Pat Nelson - Window to Woodland **The Valley Bugler newspaper publishes content supplied from the above columnists, and is not responsible for factual mistakes or anything other than the occasional spelling error. The Valley Bugler does not endorse views expressed, but retains a neutral stance on all issues presented.**

EMAIL: EDITOR@VALLEYBUGLER.COM your submissions into Terrie at the Gallery by October 15th. Prizes will be given out and the winners artwork will be prominently displayed at both the Gift Gallery, and in the November issue of The Valley Bugler. The next issue is our first Holiday issue, featuring Thanksgiving - keep your eyes peeled! Until next month,

be well and love the ones you’re with. Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor

[Publisher Michelle Myre, with her beloved mom, Toni Reich, who passed away too early June 23rd, 2015.. Miss you, Mamasita.]

Old Apple Tree Festival • Oct. 3rd Location: Old Apple Tree Park Address: 112 Columbia Way Vancouver, WA 98661 Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission: Free Did you know that Washington State is the home of the Oldest Living Apple Tree in the Northwest? The annual Old Apple Tree Festival is a celebration centered on the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted at Fort Vancouver in 1826.

Providing family fun, food and history of Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree, the festival celebrates the community’s legacy. Throughout the day Urban Forestry Commissioners give away cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. Community Apple Cider pressing - bring your clean apples and a container to catch your cider!

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Street of SCREAMS • Oct 31st Oktoberfest calls

Travel near, Travel far...

Whether you’re a German by blood, or just love a good brew and polka music, Oktoberfest is something you’ve probably experienced a time or two. If not, this year is the perfect time to start, because if you haven’t ever eaten Schnitzel or Spätzle, there’s no time like the present! Of course, if you’re not able to fly out to Munich, Germany, where over six million people attend every year and drink well over seven million liters of beer.....then the ones in Washington and Oregon will just have to suffice.

3) Oktoberfest Northwest October 9-11 The 11th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest is prepped for arrival at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Serving up beer, brats and authentic entertainment, as well as a 5K RUN/WALK, it is an all-ages event until 7pm each evening, and all day on Sunday. Prices for tickets range from $5 - $12. Get ready to Polka Party, participate in the Stein Dash, or play the Hammerschlagen, it’s bound to be “macht spaß”!! (Much fun).

1) Renton Oktoberfest September 25-26 Renton Pavilion Events Center “Dust off your dirndl and come join the fun at the Renton Pavilion!” Staying true to its roots, Renton Oktoberfest is proud to serve a large selection of beer shipped directly from Germany in full-size steins. There will be plenty of live entertainment throughout the 2-day event with several German Bands playing oompah and traditional German games.

4) Leavenworth Oktoberfest • First 3 weekends in October! For obvious reasons, an Oktoberfest held in Leavenworth is undoubtedly awesome. Leavenworth, WA Ages 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Kids will enjoy the Kinderplatz with a climbing wall, bouncy house and clown performances. Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family (oh yeah and did we say “beer”?). Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! Four venues with live entertainment, fun for the whole family, and Free Shuttles in Leavenworth. You will also find a wide array of brats and mustards to stuff in your belly. More information found at:

2) German American Society of Portland Oktoberfest October 3 This annual Oktoberfest celebration held on Saturday October 3rd is from 2pm - 10pm. Music by Lyle Heiman “The Polka Beasts”. Located at the ‘Deutsches Haus’, 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland OR

The Longview Pioneer Lions are proud to present the Annual “Street of Screams” again for 2015 on Halloween Day! From 3:30pm - 7:30pm inside at the Cowlitz Expo Center (Fairgrounds) in Longview, your little animals can safely trick or treat through the infamous Street of Screams. Admission is donation based, at a suggested $1 per person, or a can of food (or both!), to be donated to the food bank in

our local community. All proceeds will be donated to local area charity food banks. Cowlitz Expo Center 1900 - 7th Ave Longview, WA 98632 **Please note: The Pioneer Lions are looking for new or gently used Halloween decoration donations appropriate for ages 3-13. If you are able to contribute, or would like to learn more, please contact Cindy Fickett at (360) 749-0258.

Girls Night Out • Oct 10th • Centralia Listen up Ladies! The Annual “Girls Night Out” in Centralia is coming on Saturday, October 10th from 3pm-8pm. Grab your girlfriends, moms, aunts, sisters, and anyone else wanting to come have some serious fun out on the town. You can start out at either “The Station” Coffee Bar / Bistro, or HubBub Shop. Addresses are seen on the advertisement this page. The first 200 women will receive goody bags loaded with free stuff, coupons and little surprises. For $5, you receive a Passport, which you will use to visit the participating vendors in the Downtown Centralia area. Participating vendors will be offering Girls Night Out specials (available only from 3pm - 8pm) as well as special door prizes along

the way. Some of the participating shops and restaurants are: The Beauty Bar, Wink, Landlord’s Daughter Antiques, Attic Door Vintiques, The Bath Depot (located inside The Shady Lady), O’Blarney’s, Anderson Book Co., The Station Coffee Bar, HubBub Boutique, Debbie’s Boutique, and The Shady Lady, among others. Turn in your passport at the last business you visit to enter for the Prize Drawings. Girls Night Out is a retail promotion for shopping, dining, and entertainment in downtown Centralia. Held twice a year in April and October. 2015 Non-profit partner: The Zonta Club. One dollar from every passport sold will go as a donation to them to help Women worldwide.

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Submissions Due by Oct.15th

Independence, Interdependence or Utter Dependence? By Paddy Elkins Valley Bugler Columnist I laughed when I read thie following quote by Bill Crowder: “While walking through a home improvement store, I saw a man wearing a bright red T-shirt bearing the message: ‘Confidence: The feeling you have just before you understand the situation.’” Funny, huh? But also a good thing to remember if we tend to operate mostly in our own strength and without consciously trusting in God’s abilities and power. We are missing out if we carry the weight of even our own burdens, let alone those of the whole world, and forget to shift them to the shoulders of the One Who has promised to carry us! Psalms 55:22 says “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” What a comforting promise! And what relief awaits us as we remember to trust in His promises. The Bible contains over 30,000 promises for believers, and these promises cover every topic of concern to mankind. Last night, my husband and I went to the movies to see the latest Kendrick Brothers film entitled “War Room”. (Other movies produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick include: “Fireproof”, “Courageous”, and

“Facing the Giants”.) “War Room” definitely did not disappoint! I’m not even going to tell you anything about it, except that on our way out of the movies to dinner, Steph told about 15 strangers that they need to go see that movie! (It takes a lot for Steph to get enthusiastic about any movie!) The Regal Theater is holding the movie over for two more weeks, but if you miss it in the theater, make sure you get the DVD when it is released! It is definitely something you’ll want to see more than once. It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! I don’t know about you, but in my own life I have been dependent upon my parents, as a child. Then I learned to be independent from my parents and dependent upon my husband. Gradually, I learned to be interdependent with a number of others who were also interdependent upon me. And lately, I’ve learned to admit I am utterly dependent upon God, and can only truly succeed in things when I allow Him to carry me through each situation that I face. My own strength fails me every time and leads to frustration and exhaustion. But when I cast my care upon Him, I find that He truly does care for me, as the Bible says. We should never measure God’s unlimited power by our limited expectations, for He is able to “do much more than we could ever ask or imagine.” Throw your heavy load of cares upon Him today and allow Him to do what only He can do! Paddy Elkins invites your feedback. eMail her at: or call her at (360)751-5231

It’s here! A super fun, easy to enter, local Art Contest that will have your artist showcasing their original work(s) in a local Gallery! That’s right, the Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery in Castle Rock is inviting all local SW Washington artists up to age 19 to participate! Acceptable mediums include clay, woodwork, paintings, drawings and more! Artwork must be submitted between Oct.5th - Oct. 15th for judging consideration. Limit 3 pieces per person. Winners will be chosen with consideration to age, creativity, quality and presentation. All winners will each receive a $10.00 gift certificate good at Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery and get their artwork pictured in the Valley Bugler’s next issue! Call The Gallery for info, and be sure to visit the display of works! Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery • 1316 Mount St. Helens Way NE • Castle Rock, WA (just off I-5 @ exit 49) OPEN 11-5 Wednesday thru Saturday 360-274-8583

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

‘The Visit’

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJorge, Ed Oxenbould Running Time: 1 Hr., 34 Mins., PG-13 My Rating: A-

The most agreeable of critics are touting 2015’s “The Visit” as M. Night Shyamalan’s (“The Sixth Sense”) return to form after nearly a decade of blunders. As a Shyamalan virgin, I bear little knowledge of his films besides the fact that his biggest allies applaud him for his De Palmian plot twists and that his last few films (“After Earth”, “The Last Airbender”) have tanked so ferociously that a return to form never even seemed like a possibility. For the once much discussed director, everything is at stake. So I suppose I’m the best kind of audience member for a film like “The Visit” — with no films to compare it to, I have less in common with my grizzled critical idols and more with the gobs of middle schoolers that packed the theater during the 7:00pm showing. Based on my embarrassing inability to keep myself from laughing during its lighter moments or hide behind my jacket throughout its scarier stretches, I can confidently say that “The Visit” is one of my favorite horror comedies of the 2010s — it’s as self-referential as it is unnerving. Immediately, we assume it must be a comedy of some sort when a single mother (Kathryn Hahn) sends her two precocious children, Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) and Becca (Olivia DeJorge), by train to meet the grand-

parents they never got to know growing up. Becca, coming of age ever so quickly, is an amateur documentarian planning to record the stay in its entirety; Tyler, a hilarious-but-nottrying-to-be wannabe 13-year-old rapper, seems to only have interest in teasing Becca and inhaling cookies. The kids have a snappy rapport, and their fish-out-of-water situation leaves room for laughs aplenty. But things sour quickly. Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop (Peter McRobbie) seem nice enough at first, but it doesn’t take long before Tyler and Becca start to notice that their behavior is more than just eccentric. Nana frequently demands that Becca climb all the way into the oven for simple clean-up, flagging our suspicions that she may actually want to bake her into a Thanksgiving Day treat. Pop is oddly infatuated with his woodshed; Nana wanders the halls in the dead of night vomiting with the gleeful abandon of Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” and scurrying around the floor like a possessed puppy. Jump scares and found-footage repetitions abound, but for all its clichés, “The Visit” is a winning horror movie, giddy until things get too scary to giggle about. Shyamalan, writing and directing, keeps guffaws coming while also increasing the malevolence in the atmosphere. Scoreless and prone to marking the calendar day with wintery nature stills with a blood red date defiantly stamped across the frame, we know something terrible is bound to happen. Viewers can hardly accept it because things are kept so gut-wrenchingly funny. We could make for a perfect sitcom audience most of the time — even the jumpscares are tinged with campy ticklishness — if only it weren’t for the disturbing ending that, yes (oh yes) delivers the sonic Shyamalan twist everyone never knew they wanted. Perhaps I’m the minority around these parts. “The Visit” currently holds a shockingly low 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but this is a horror film for the ages, totally original and totally unafraid to be brashly idiosyncratic in the face of all those *shudder* “Paranormal Activity” sequels. It’s a blast, a gem to be taken seriously. A student of R. A. Long, Blake is an aspiring film critic that enjoys music, movies (obviously), and art. For more reviews, go to his website:

October 2015 • Valley Bugler • Page 5 At Left: Lauren Gianunzio, Brooke Gianunzio and Chelsea Rose collect trash at Horseshoe Lake in Woodland, WA. This years citywide cleanup is being held on Saturday, October 24th. Photo by Pat Nelson.

Make A Difference Day • 10/24 By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist At the end of a beautiful summer, the landscape is left with reminders such as beverage cans and bottles, potato chip bags and plastic grocery sacks. Not all garbage makes it into trash cans, and litter accumulates in our parks and along city streets and beaches. River and lake water reached low levels during the summer of 2015, revealing trash from previous years. You can make a difference in Woodland on Saturday, October 24. National Community Service Day. Woodland’s “Make a Difference Day” is a citywide cleanup event to promote community pride and to make young people aware of the need to take care of the place they live. Sponsored by the City of Woodland and the Woodland School District. It is co-sponsored by Cowlitz County Solid Waste and Waste Control. Many homeowners who complet-

To a marvelous couple, mom and dad Myre! The whole family enjoys hearing the stories of how you first met, your early lives together as a family, and what your plans continue to be for the future. Here’s to 45 years of an incredible marriage! ♥ Your Family

ed projects during the summer will start the fall months with new roofs, fresh paint jobs and well-manicured lawns. But some are not physically or financially able to spruce up their homes. If you know of a disabled or elderly Woodland citizen who could use some help with a house or yard project, call Jody at City of Woodland, 360 225-225-7999, to suggest a project to add to the list or to volunteer your time, tools or equipment. Once a year on the fourth Saturday of October, teams of adults and youngsters perform identified service projects around the community. Even many citizens who don’t choose to join a team will clean up their yards, streets and nearby parks and beaches on this day. By planning ahead, you will be ready to dispose of household “junk” and organic yard waste at the City Shop, 38404 Lakeshore Drive. Drop-off is on a first-come, firstserved basis and the City will collect up to a maximum of 30 tons of

waste on the day of the event. Up to four tires per resident will be accepted, but no appliances, commercial waste, building materials, regular household garbage, medical waste or organic yard waste larger than 4” in diameter. The east-side parking lot of Safeway in Woodland is the drop-off site for household hazardous waste, not to exceed 25 gallons or 200 pounds. Materials must be in original containers and stored so that containers will not tip or spill during transport. This is the place to dispose of paints, solvents and thinners; pesticides; motor oil, antifreeze and other auto products; pool and hobby chemicals; cleaning ad toxic products, flammable materials and car batteries. However, please do not bring materials from business-

es and nonprofits; unlabeled products; empty paint cans or leaking containers; items larger than5 gallons or 50 pounds; explosives , ammunition or radio-active material; biological or infectious materials or hypodermic needles. Also not allowed at the collection site: children, pets and smoking. Woodland’s Make A Difference Day begins with continental breakfast at 9 A.M. at the Middle School Commons, 755 Park Street. Ace Hardware and Woodland True Value will distribute gloves and HiSchool Pharmacy and McDonalds will hand out water. Whether you join a team or work alone, please participate in Woodland’s Make a Difference Day. If we each pick up only one bag of trash from our streets, parks, neighborhoods or beaches, we WILL make a difference. 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.

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change! JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road. HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that littlechicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One! that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me. GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here. DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun? COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road. BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken? AL GORE: I invented the chicken. JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it. AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems. OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road. NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks. PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American. MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information. DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told. ERNEST HEMINGWAY : To die in the rain, alone.

GOURDS: The Centerpieces of Fall

As the cool breezes of autumn shake leaves from the trees, the colors of decorating begin to change. Embracing the mood of the season, many of the brighter colors of summer are now replaced by oranges and yellows. Popular items to include in autumn decorating are ornamental gourds. Their yellows, golds, and greens plus their variety of shapes lend the right touch to table and porch ornamentation. They are often complemented with flowers of yellow or rust hue such as mums and, of course, the always-popular pumpkins. Some gourds are round, some twisted, some have a smooth skin, and some a bumpy texture. All provide a delight to the eye. A variety of ornamental gourds can be piled high in a basket and placed on the main or a side table. Others can be used in baskets that decorate

the front porch or the yard. A nice touch is to use a hollowed out pumpkin instead of a basket. Entertaining? Small gourds can be used as place cards with the name tag of the guest inserted. Gourds can be picked from your own garden when the stems dry and turn brown. They should be cut from the vine with some of the stem still attached. Didn’t grow any gourds? Not a problem in autumn. Look for them at a roadside stand, a farmer’s market, or even in the grocery store. Gourds used in casual autumn decorating that come straight from the garden are not exposed to methods such as drying and shellacking. These gourds are only expected to last for the season and then be discarded as Christmas takes its turn on the decorating scene. (Which is, of course, after Thanksgiving...)

Ryderwood Fall Arts & Crafts Fair Ryderwood’s 11th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair with Quilt Show & Sale will be the weekend (Fri. & Sat.) of October 16th & 17th. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Nearly 30 artists, crafters and artisans will be displaying their wares in the two large rooms Community Hall at 305 Morse

St., Ryderwood WA. “Grandma’s Kitchen” benefit Bake Sale will be in the kitchen and “The Nest” Gift Shop, where everything is made in Ryderwood, will also be open on the corner. The Quilt Show and possible overflow vendors will be up the street in Pioneer Hall (201 Morse St.). Golf Cart shuttles will be available. Lunch will be served at the Café by our veterans (Ryderwood has both VFW and AMVETs posts). All proceeds are invested in Ryderwood and assisting other veterans. Interested vendors should call (360)295-3672 before October 8th in order to participate. For showing quilts: Patty at (360) 430-5211. Ryderwood is located 9 scenic miles west of I-5 exit #59, at the very end of SR 506. The country’s oldest retirement community is home to some of the finest artists and crafters around.

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October: A good time to consider breast health As of yet, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this country. Even so, there are clear steps women can take to reduce their risk. And October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the ideal time to take them. One key safeguard is for women to maintain a healthy weight, especially in midlife and later. After menopause, most of the hormone estrogen in a woman’s body comes from fat cells. Estrogen can spur the growth of many breast tumors, and being overweight or obese can raise breast cancer risk. Women may be especially vulnerable to breast cancer if extra pounds settle on their waist, rather than their hips and thighs. These additional steps may help women reduce their risk for breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS): • Avoid alcohol. Drinking is clearly tied to a heightened risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, your risk increases the more you drink. • Be active. A growing body of research indicates that exercise lowers breast cancer risk. 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity weekly. • Carefully weigh the pros and cons of hormone therapy. Hormone therapy that uses both estrogen and progesterone can increase breast cancer risk in as few as two years of use. The use of estrogen alone after menopause does not seem to raise the risk of developing breast cancer. It is best to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Since breast cancer can develop even with these precautions, the ACS advises women to have yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as they are in good health. Regular mammograms can detect cancer in its early stages and give

women a head start on potentially lifesaving treatment. If you have a heightened risk of breast cancerfor example, if you have very dense breasts—ask your doctor if you need additional screening tests. Get tested. The American Cancer Society urges most women to have yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Have yours done at PeaceHealth Hospital. We offer 3-D mammograms, and you don’t need a referral. Submitted by PeaceHealth Medical Group. -------------In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, send a note to one or all of your favorite women.... Dear _______________, Did you know it’s national Breast Cancer Awareness Month? With the sea of “pink” showing up everywhere, it’s kind of hard to miss, right? Usually, I think “isn’t that nice?” and then go on with my day. But when I hear that one in eight American women are affected by breast cancer, I thought awareness just isn’t enough. This year, let’s take action. And that’s why I’m writing you. You are important to me and I want you to be around for a long time. Let’s work together to lower our risk for breast cancer. Here’s what the experts recommend: Be active. You know I hate to sweat, but even just 20 minutes per day of moderate exercise each week can lower breast cancer risk. Avoid alcohol. I put down my second glass of wine when I learned that the risk increases the more you drink. Be careful about hormone therapy. Honestly, I hope to avoid it altogether, but I’ve heard it is best to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Get routine breast exams or mammograms. We both know that having a mammogram is about as much fun as slamming your chest with the refrigerator door, but they have saved thousands of lives. If taking these actions mean we’ll live a little longer, then—let’s do it—together. I love you too much to risk losing you. Sincerely, ME

Submitted by Georgia Cox OCTOBER 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! 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 1st & 3rd Tuesday: “Write Your Life Story” will meet in the Center at 1pm - 3pm. Every Tuesday afternoon: Games and cards will be played, call 274-7502 for times. 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. Paper Tole classes are starting up again, and will be taking place from 1pm - 3pm. Every Thursday: Fun Quilting

projects will take place from 12pm to 3pm and Pinochle games are played in the Center later at 7pm and is open to all who are interested, so bring your game! Every Friday: Lunches by reservation only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 636-2118 by Monday. Every Saturday: BINGO!! from 1pm-3pm. Game on. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, October 13th: Join us for our program and potluck lunch, beginning at 11:00am with Dr. H. Ozgur from Longview Radiology. Dr. Ozgur will have a power point program showing how MRI’s and CAT scans are assisting doctors in evaluating hearing loss, followed by a Potluck Lunch at noon. Thursday, October 15th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICE: Saturday, November 7th: "Christmas in November" sale and BAKE SALE will be held at the Center from 9am-3pm. There should be something for everyone. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

‘I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work’. - Harry S. Truman

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Sponsored by: Chehalis Sheet Metal, Heating & Cooling Every October, the Valley Bugler features subjects relating to children as a special honoring of National Childrens Health Day on October 1st, and National Family History month. The children of the world are our future, and we hope this entertains you and the kids as well!

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.   When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God. From Left: Chloe, Oscar and Cora Myre, siblings, proudly display their personal catches of crab using hand traps from When you the dock. All crabs were set free. ☺ Lopez Island, WA. 2015 thought I wasn’t Photo by Michelle Myre. looking, I saw [Reprinted every year, based on you make a meal and take it to a reader response and request. We friend who was sick, and I learned love it too...] that we all have to help take care of   When you thought I wasn’t look- each other. ing, I saw you hang my first paintWhen you thought I wasn’t looking on the refrigerator, and I imme- ing, I saw you give of your time and diately wanted to paint another one. money to help people who had noth  When you thought I wasn’t look- ing and I learned that those who ing I saw you feed a stray cat, and I have something should give to those learned that it was good to be kind who don’t. to animals. When you thought I wasn’t look-

ing, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.   When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt,

but it’s all right to cry. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I learned most of life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, “Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.”

See Rocks that glow! On Oct. 9-11, the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso will be the venue for a mineral extravaganza. In the largest exhibitions of its kind ever held on the west coast, twenty-eight cases of fluorescent minerals that glow under ultraviolet light will be on display. There will also be 16 cases of non-fluorescent rocks, minerals, and crystals on display and dealers with material for sale. The occasion is the annual show and symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Friends of Min-


The event is being combined this year with the annual meeting of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. All show activities (displays, dealers) are free and open to the public. There is a fee to attend the Symposium (presentations). For more information contact: Don Newsome (425) 228-9988 or Bruce Kelley

Toothbrush, anyone? The kids filed excitedly back into class Monday morning. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then share with the class. Little Mary led off, “I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “my sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and that was my success.” “Very good,” said the teacher. Eventually, it was Little Johnny’s turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk. “$2,467” he said.

“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?” “Toothbrushes,” said Little Johnny. “Toothbrushes?” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough toothbrushes to make that much money?” “I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Johnny, “I set up a chocolate chip cookie stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample. They all said, “This tastes like POOP!” Then I replied, “It is. Wanna buy a toothbrush?!!”

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Caffeine & Your Child Most parents wouldn’t dream of giving their kids a mug of coffee, but might routinely serve soft drinks containing caffeine. Foods and drinks with caffeine are everywhere, it’s wise to keep caffeine consumption to a minimum, especially in younger kids. The United States hasn’t developed guidelines for caffeine intake and kids, but Canadian guidelines recommend that preschoolers get no more than 45 milligrams of caffeine a day. That’s equivalent to the average amount of caffeine found in a 12-ounce can of soda or four 1.5-ounce milk chocolate bars. “The short and long-term effect of caffeine on kids’ health is something every parent should take note of,” explains Stanley Grogg, DO, an AOA board-certified pediatrician in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Most adults are aware of the fact that caffeine is a stimulus and tends to make children hyperactive, but they don’t recognize the other symptoms.” How Caffeine Affects Kids A stimulant that affects kids and adults similarly, caffeine is a drug that’s naturally produced in the leaves and seeds of many plants. Caffeine is also made artificially and added to certain foods. Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the central nervous system. At lower levels, it can make people feel

more alert and energetic. In both kids and adults, too much caffeine can cause: * jitteriness and nervousness * irritability * upset stomach * headaches * dehydration * difficulty concentrating * difficulty sleeping * increased heart rate * increased blood pressure Especially in young kids, it doesn’t take a lot of caffeine to produce these effects. Other reasons to limit kids’ caffeine consumption include: * Consuming one 12-ounce (355-milliliter) sweetened soft drink per day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60%. * Not only do caffeinated beverages contain empty calories (calories that don’t provide any nutrients), but kids who fill up on them don’t get the vitamins and minerals they need from healthy sources, putting them at risk for nutritional deficiencies. In particular, kids who drink too much soda (which usually starts between the third and eighth grades) may miss getting the calcium they need

from milk to build strong bones and teeth. * Drinking too many sweetened caffeinated drinks could lead to dental cavities (or caries) from the high sugar content and the erosion of tooth enamel from acidity. Not convinced that sodas can wreak that much havoc on kids’ teeth? Consider this: One 12-ounce (355-milliliter) nondiet, carbonated soft drink contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar

(49 milliliters) and 150 calories. * Caffeine can aggravate heart problems or nervous disorders, and some kids may not be aware that they’re at risk. One thing that caffeine does not do is stunt growth. Although scientists once worried that caffeine could hinder growth, this isn’t supported by research. But the symptoms and obvious results of caffeine consumption should be seriously considered.

Job well done Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. We run this each year, because they are just so hilarious, and readers report they love them. Here are some winners..... 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. 2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. 3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the

dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. 4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E.Coli, and he was roomtemperature Canadian beef. 5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. 6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. 7. He was as tall as a six-foot, threeinch tree. 8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine. 9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.

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COUPON Central


“By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.” ~Agesilaus “I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.” ~John D. Rockefeller “He who does not economize will have to agonize.” ~Confucius “Industry, thrift and selfcontrol are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.” ~Calvin Coolidge

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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. Brook Hollow Rec. Center & Thurs. @ LV Senior Center 1 - 4 p.m . 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 @ 7:30pm at Longview United Methodist Church. 2851 30th Ave, Longview. Info: Gloria 360-7497449 or NAMI Strive - Free support group; Depression, Bipolar, PTSD or any mental illness. Thursdays 4-5:30pm,. NAMI Free Suicide Support Group: For anyone with severe depression that has thoughts of suicide. Please come join us. Starts Jan 7th, Wed 6-8pm. 900 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview (360)984-6096

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Across 1. “Monty Python” airer 4. Pincer 9. 100% 10. Biblical king 11. Former Portuguese colony in India 12. About to explode 13. Building material 15. Currently fashionable 16. Japanese drinks 18. Running 20. Russian Country houses 23. Oohed and __ 25. “___ we having fun yet?” 26. Backbone 27. “Harper Valley ___” 28. Small sample 29. Road curve Down 1. Captures 2. Smudge

3. Santa __ 4. “My Little __”, film 5. Brave 6. Victorian, for one 7. French novelist Pierre 8. Gulf of ___, off the coast of Yemen 14. Rhythmical 17. Oval or square 18. Brewer’s equipment 19. California wine valley 21. ___ and sciences 22. Caribbean and others 24. Towel stitching

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The New iPhones are Here By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist For the last 4 years Apple has released new iPhones in September. If they continue at this delivery schedule we can expect iPhone 7 in September 2016. As this was an odd year we should expect a smaller update. This time from 6 to 6S. So what’s new? They say “the only thing that’s changed is everything”. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come in Silver and Space Gray. And the new 6S comes in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold (looks pink to me). The exterior looks almost identical for both generations. As you might expect, they are now faster. Some Apple test say between 70-90% & faster. They continue to upgrade the camera. This time from 8 mega pixels to 12 mega pixels.. On the video side you can now record 4k video. This can be up to 4x the resolution of 1080p HD. These are all solid upgrades. Apple is now offering what they claim to be the next generation of

Multi Touch screens with their Retina HD displays. They are now pressure sensitive. It will be interesting to see how this changes the way we use our phones. I’m sure app developers are going to quickly jumping in to take full advantage of this new dimension to touch. We will see if this is a really big deal. They have also made upgrades in their Touch ID fingerprint security. They are really making it painless to spend money with Apple Pay. I haven’t personally used Apple Pay, but they are shaking things up in the financial industry. Accessories Apple is beating the accessories manufactures to the punch, they are releasing their own Silicone and Leather cases and a Lightening dock. And since they use the same connector as before you can use all of the accessories from the previous version. I’m not sure we would say “everything has changed”, but it looks like a solid upgrade. Is it time to buy? Probably not if you already have an iPhone 6. But,

if you are using an iPhone 5 or older the iPhone 6 was a great upgrade and the new 6S further sweetens the deal. Ready to buy a new iPhone? Many phone carriers are now offering 0% interest as an alternative to paying for the phone outright. And more recently some of them are offering iPhone lease options. A little something extra. Apple also released an update to their operating system. iOS 9 boasts 25+ new

features. Good news is you can upgrade to this on your existing phone for free right now. I’m impressed with the new Notes app. You can create nice to-do lists and draw right in your notes. I know it sounds geeky, but… you know. ~:-) Oscar Myre IV is a marketing geek. When we isn’t at his computer he loves playing outside with his family. He enjoyed the Dirty Dash 5k mud run with his 3 crazy kids.

DING DING! Here comes the Trolley!

Where can YOU find the Trolley? Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Come and bid for a chance to buy a couple fun trolley trips and more. Charitable Funds raised will help to support medical costs and life-long quadriplegic care for Chris Nelson. A local young man who was in a terrible car crash this summer. Kelso-Longview Elks 900 Ash St. Kelso, WA 98626 Social- 6:00pm, Dinner- 6:30pm Music/Auction to follow $20 *Must be 21 to attend* Tickets at Kelso-Longview Elks -------*Starting Thursday October 8th, watch for the Trolley on Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-3pm through the

month of October (weather permitting) in Downtown Longview on Commerce. While construction is going on the trolley will be coming around to the back parking lots to drop people off on Commerce. Look for the designated trolley signs. Those stops are made by the trolley every 30min. So park, ride, have some fun with us and get a Free bag of offers from local businesses, as well as a copy of your favorite local paper, The Valley Bugler Community Newspaper! ☺ You never know where the Trolley will be so keep watch. For inquiries about private trolley reservations or events contact Christine Randall at 360-270-2118

[Photos: Above left shows the Trolley just waiting for passengers; The Soap Factory created special Trolley Soap for your enjoyment, with the scent ‘Milk & Honey’.]

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(Family Features) There’s a reason why they are called fur babies. From tiny puppies to large hounds, Americans take serious pride in canine family members. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) there are about 70-80 million dogs in homes across the country. And although they may be a more-than-welcome addition to the family, they may not receive such a warm welcome from the neighborhood - leaving owners to wonder what might be causing some hairs to stick up on end. The answer could be simple: poor social etiquette. No one likes to consider their dog as a source of disruption in the community. While enjoying relaxing evening walks together or playing in the backyard, people may never consider the behavior of their dog to be a problem, especially if its disposition is friendly around people. But if watched closely, they may notice he/she is coming across as a nuisance - it might be time to correct behavioral issues like barking, jumping or not staying. If you feel like your little pup could cause a commotion in the neighborhood, don’t fret! There are tools and steps to follow that will help take your dog from bothersome to beloved. Barking Oftentimes, the most disruptive action by a dog is also the hardest to control: barking. From sounding the alarm to separation anxiety, dogs use barking as an alert system. But it also is known as one of the most common causes for frustration among neigh-

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bors. To get barking under control, consider the following training tips: * First, identify the factors surrounding your dog’s barking. Is it more common during the day or at night? Are there triggers nearby such as people, animals or machines? According to the ASPCA, some barking issues can be resolved by removing problematic objects or noises. If the problem can’t be fixed by removing objects, have your dog’s health checked. * Using tools and proper training together is often the best way to bring barking under control. Products that feature audible deterrents are oftentimes a good way to stop incessant yapping from a dog. Tools like the First Alert(tm) Bark Genie Automatic Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent use safe, pet-friendly ultrasonic technology that detects barking and emits sound. * To efficiently handle a barking problem, be sure to begin correctly training your dog while using a bark deterrent. First, never encourage or reward a dog for barking. If your dog barks compulsively, try “quiet” training. Allow the dog to bark initially, then instruct him or her to “quiet” and hold its snout for a few seconds. If the dog remains quiet after you let go, give it a treat as a reward. Not all dogs are the same, so training bark control can be difficult. However, with enough positive reinforcement used with training aids like the Bark Genie, excessive barking can be quelled. Jumping Does your dog jump on strangers? If instructed to stop, does he or she listen? Jumping and tackling can be perceived as aggressive behaviors and can give off the appearance that you might not have complete control of your dog. However, unlike barking, bouncing or jumping is even more controllable by training. If the problem exists with your pup, the ASPCA provides the following tips: * In order to successfully train your dog to interact with other people, you need to train them one-on-one first. When greeted by your jumping dog, keep calm. The more excited you are, the more excited your dog will be. If it begins to jump, do not reach out to pet or stroke the dog. Instead, keep your eyes raised to avoid eye contact and keep your arms and hands away until the dog keeps its front feet on the ground. * Once the canine has calmed and is standing on four feet, immediately reach out to show affection. This will emphasize the importance of staying down when greeting. If the dog

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becomes excited and begins jumping again, restart the process. * If initial training tips don’t help, or if training takes a while, it’s important to keep your dog on a short leash while interacting with other people. Products like comfortable no-jump dog harnesses work well in keeping control over your pup and will help other people feel more comfortable. In addition, always keep treats on hand to encourage your dog to stay calm and by your side. Staying If your dog doesn’t have a jumping or barking problem, he might have a problem with running free. Between the front yard, backyard and entire neighborhood, there’s just so much to see! But this can be extremely invasive and bothersome to other neighbors. If your dog commonly attempts to break free during a walk or run, or tries to get loose, try the following steps to control the behavior: * According to the ASPCA, the hardest to achieve but most effective training tip to control your dog when it attempts to run or chase is establishing a call that works. Practice the specific call repeatedly for as long as it takes until the dog begins to adapt. Each time you make the call

toward your dog, reward him or her with a treat to set firm expectations that coming when called is a positive thing. Practice this training exercise while on a walk. If your dog begins to wander, simply pat your legs and call it for a treat to set expectations that your dog should stick close to you when outside. Keeping a training tool with you can also be handy in case your dog decides to ignore a command or call. Using a tool like the First Alert(tm) Bark Genie Handheld Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent utilizes the same pet-friendly technology and allows for more precise training control over your dog. * If your dog is attempting to break free from an enclosed area such as a backyard, ensure that your fence is an appropriate height, that there are no gaps in the fence and that your dog isn’t prone to digging to escape. Practice the same training tips. * If nothing else works, and if time allows, tire out your pup with extensive play time! Enough activity will help to reduce the urge to break free when out in public. Fun for both of you. First Alert for Pets Bark Genie(tm) products are available at Walmart stores nationwide. For more information, visit

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Valley Bugler October 2015  

Children's Issue of our favorite community newspaper.

Valley Bugler October 2015  

Children's Issue of our favorite community newspaper.