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From the Editor’s Desk The past four months, we have been blessed with so much sunshine, it has sadly turned to fire in much of Washington. Smoky haze covers our state, with thousands upon thousands of people affected by the blazes. Let us continue to pray for relief and safety for our firefighters, first responders and volunteers, as well as continued safety for those who live in the affected areas. Hopefully soon, our typical fall weather will appear, along with it some desperately needed rain! I never thought I would ever be heard saying that in my life, since I love the sunshine so much, but if there were a time, it is definitely now. With Summer on its way out, the apples and fruit literally dripping off the trees and vines, it’s time to turn our thoughts toward school and preparing for winter. In this issue of the Bugler, we hope that you will find some great information of activities in the area, as well as local interest stories and helpful tips for this time of the year here in the Northwest. My kids are already full swing into soccer and cheerleading, with games beginning as early as September 5th. It is the season of crock pot meals and many, many hours spent on the sidelines, cheering on my little athletes. It’s also a time to get as many apples made into applesauce, from the amazing apple season we have had this year. The canning pantry is filling up in people’s homes across

the state, as evidenced by my Facebook feed. I kid you not, some people are serious canning pros! Perhaps one day I will reach pro status, but until then, I have to settle for homemade jams and applesauce. There’s just not enough time in my day to accomplish everything else yet. But I can dream! Speaking of dreaming, the cover photo this month showcases a beautiful cherry red Mustang. My dream car. Actually, my dream car is a 1965 cherry red convertible Mustang. I think I would look quite lovely at the helm of such a gorgeous piece of machinery. It’s our annual Automobile Issue, sharing a few car shows happening around the area, and a spotlight article on our Auto Section Sponsor, Columbia Auto Group. The special Auto Section is found on pages 8-9 this month, and is full of great information, as well as what kind of antifreeze to use. Something that will come in handy this fall and winter. So whether you’re looking for a car show, or wanting to find something to put on the calendar, it’s all contained in this issue. Share it with your friends, and thank you so much for your continued support! Our popularity continues to grow, and it is in huge part due to your word of mouth and sharing with your family and friends. You may also share articles and events with your Facebook friends, just visit us online: Post comments or post directly to your own Facebook timeline, we welcome your opinions and thoughts. It’s

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EMAIL: EDITOR@VALLEYBUGLER.COM also a place where you may submit interesting community information or story ideas. One such loyal reader, Jean Brown, did just that, and she ended up writing a fabulous story about the community veterans pulling together to help veterans. We’re a small outfit here at the Bugler, but consider ourselves one of the larger outfits because of your participation and activity with us. Call us, eMail us or Facebook us - we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

The next issue is our Children’s Issue - 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, who passed away too early into heaven’s arms on June 23rd, 2015.. Miss you, Mamasita.]

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Online Giving Benefits Local Charities

September 24th

Calling All Scottish Clan Families:

(And those who just love a good time)

2015 Highlander Festival Sept. 12th & 13th September 12th & 13th


Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & competitions including a Scottish Scone Competition. Saturday, September 12th, 2015 At beautiful Tam O’Shanter Park, Kelso WA on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 the festivities begin. Starting at 8:00am with a fun run/walk 5K road race, Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games. Ever seen a person throw a log? (A ‘caber’). At 10:00am please join in with the annual Highlander Festival Parade and the scone contest, which is held in the covered area at Tam O’Shanter Park. Also beginning at 10:00 am join in for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show “Journey Through The Highlands” and at 12:30 will be the Welcome & Parade of Clans. Men of Worth will be performing. Men of Worth: Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher come together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments.

Their show is full of exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads. Sunday, September 13th, 2015 At 8:30am Kirkin’ of the Tartan Worship Service at Tamo O’Shanter Park and again at 10:30am at the First Presbyterian Church in Kelso. The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00am with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park including Men of Worth and Wicked Tinkers. Wicked Tinkers: Don’t think this is dry, dusty music for museum shelves.

Wicked Tinkers merge the best of modern, almost rock-and-roll energy with the hypnotic, insistent grooves of their Gaelic ancestors. The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships. Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 5th, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso. Don’t pass up a whole weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun at the park!

[Above Photo: A competitor launches the caber (tapered log) into the air during the games. Photo provided courtesy Highlander Festival.]

By Michelle Myre Valley Bugler Publisher Give 24, the community’s online giving opportunity to over 100 local nonprofit organizations, is presented by the Community Foundation this year on September 24th. Moving from being “just an idea” into reality was a process that Community Foundation has looked forward to for a long time. Marketing and Communications Specialist, Maury Harris, shared that last year the Foundation helped local charities raise an astonishing $430,000 in just 24 hours. What an accomplishment for the community! The Southwest Washington chapter of the Community Foundation offers this day of giving to any local area charity that provides services to Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. “Most organizations are locally run, but there are some national that have local based regional offices working on the ground here,” said Harris. A plethora of charities are available to donate to, over 100, and all giving is tax-deductible. Sometimes even a matching program or “stretch fund” idea is offered, where your do-

nations are matched, therefor increasing your giving impact. There are also fun and monetary prizes given out to participating nonprofits, such as two $1,000 gifts and other smaller prizes. What charities are near and dear to your heart? What philosophies align with yours? This is the day where you can give to multiple organizations in an easy, secure, online environment. Get online and search the current charities who are participating. Don’t see your favorite? Contact them and encourage them to sign up with the program, if space remains. At the web site, you can also search by cause or subject, with a multi-gift option as well. Starting at midnight on September 24th and extending through 11:59pm, Give24 offers the local area citizens a chance to make a significant impact in their own community. Symphony Orchestras, Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House and so many more are available for this time of giving. Give with a cheerful heart, and you may find that you have been the receiver of an even greater gift for the benefit of your own spirit. This opportunity to share in the betterment of our community, all in one place online, only comes once per year. Let’s see what we can accomplish together this year, and look forward to the next.

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Home Depot partners with veterans in annual day of caring and celebration

By Jean Brown Valley Bugler Contributor The 5th Annual ‘Veterans Helping Veterans’ celebration was held on August 15, 2015 from 11AM to 4PM at Home Depot in Longview. A ninety year old Navy WWII veteran and a young Army veteran with two adorable little boys were the guests of honor for the gathering of veterans from around Cowlitz county. In typical veteran fashion, no need was explained or names proclaimed. Those participating merely wanted these two vets to know that they “had their back” by giving deserved honor for their service and by assisting in their present circumstances. They had not been forgotten by the Veterans of Cowlitz County. This was a grass roots movement spread by word of mouth from one to another. At it’s heart are veterans reaching out their hands in compassion for the plight of a fellow veteran’s struggle. Absolutely all proceeds from the raffle and silent auction went directly to the honored vets. More than fifty fabulous Antique cars were on display. There were pick ups, coupes, and sedans from

30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and more. All the vehicles had been uniquely, meticulously and lovingly restored. Some of these projects have lasted for years and are still on-going. These achievements were a visible statement regarding the willingness of veterans to take on a task no matter how daunting and see it through to completion. These are the hands that built America. Their efforts demonstrated the discipline, character, and ability to accomplish that radiate from those that have chosen to defend our freedoms often at great personal sacrifice and years of suffering. This was the powerful bond of veteran courage and pride

expressed by this assembly. Also reaching out to vets with their programs were two booths, one by VFW Post #10882 and a second representing Cowlitz County Veterans Service Center which also sold hot dogs as a lunch treat. Rotary gave their support by sending their food wagon to sell hot dogs, hamburgers, and refreshments. Home Depot has been a gracious host for five years. The Store Manager, Tracie Hannah, was vary pleased at the success of this year’s turnout. With Supervisor Rob Archibald’s help, Home Depot demonstrated its commitment to veterans by donating many significant raffle items. For example, a barbecue smoker, a police scanner and 29 emergency weather radios were some special items. Fliers were posted in Home Depot

announcing this event to its customers. So if you want to join in next year’s celebration, please tell Home Depot “Thank you!”, watch for their posters and information in next summer’s Bugler and at the Home Depot. The community’s local businesses displayed their strong dedication to the support of our Vets by generously donating numerous items to be raffled. Local restaurants presented over 40 gift certificates for dinners. Ocean Beach hotels gifted several two night stays. There were tools and also buckets filled with car wash supplies. Another noteworthy raffle item was a beautiful hand sewn

commemorative quilt, designed and donated by a veteran. It is with great thanks to the kindness of all donors that the raffle could be deemed a success. Now is the time say thank you for the tremendous price paid by our brother and sister warriors. Some are traveling across the globe and others are standing guard here at home, swearing to defend the Constitution of the United States and fighting for our freedom to put forth this article. [Photos by Jean Brown, taken August 15th at the Veterans Helping Veterans celebration at Home Depot.]

Ryderwood Hosts 11th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Calling Vendors & Quilters Ryderwood will be host to the 11th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, including a Quilt Show the weekend of October 16th & 17th, 2015. “Fall into Winter” and plan to do some Holiday shopping. The majority of crafters will be located in the two large rooms of Community Hall (305 Morse St.), while the Quilt Show and more vendors will be located in Pioneer Hall (201 Morse St.). The cost for Craft Fair vendors is $30 for each 6 ft.-by-6 ft. space, table included. Interested vendors should contact Norma at (360) 2953672 for an application. Those interested in showing quilts should contact Patty at (360) 430-5211. The Ryderwood Women’s Christian Service Bake Sale will be in Community Hall’s kitchen. It is the

fund-raiser for the group’s outreach mission. The Veterans (Ryderwood has both VFW and AMVETs posts) will serve lunch at the Ryderwood Café. They invest all of their proceeds in Ryderwood and assisting veterans. Ryderwood is located 9 scenic miles west of I-5 exit #59, at the very end of SR 506. This quaint village is the country’s oldest retirement community and is home to some of the finest artists and crafters for miles around. Mark it on your calendars now, and if you are looking to sell your crafts or display your quilts, please contact the numbers included in this article as soon as possible to ensure your participation this year. Thank you, and see you there!

The following is a quotation by Peter Bayne called : DIVINE FOOTSTEPS: I dedicate this to my husband, whose 75th birthday is this month ~ Happy Birthday Stephen! “Christ has come, the Light of the world. Long ages may yet elapse before his beams have reduced the world to order and beauty, and clothed a purified humanity with light as with a garment. But he has come: the Revealer of the snares and

chasms that lurk in darkness, the Rebuker of every evil thing that prowls by night, the Stiller of the storm-winds of passion, the Quickener of all that is wholesome, the Adorner of all that is beautiful, the Reconciler of contradictions, the Harmonizer of discords, the Healer of diseases, the Saviour from sin. He has come: the Torch of truth, the Anchor of hope, the Pillar of faith, the Rock for strength, the Refuge for security, the Fountain for refreshment, the Vine for gladness, the Rose for beauty, the Lamb for tenderness, the Friend for counsel, the Brother for love. Jesus Christ has trod the world. The trace of the divine footsteps will never be obliterated.” And one more quote, this one by Martin Luther: “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” And last, but not least, this quote by Raphael Simon: “To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement.” Happy Birthday my Love! May God give us many more years together! Paddy Burrow invites your feedback. eMail her at: or call her at (360)751-5231

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FREE ADMISSION to the 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show! Saturday, September 19th 10:00am - 5pm and Sunday, September 20th from 10:00am to 4pm. Bring the family to the Castle Rock Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, WA for a ROCK-ing experience! The Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, or SWMS, is holding the 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show. Games are fun, and everyone wins at the Spin Table, where there are polished rocks and cute critters made from various rocks. The Gem Dig yields polished rocks and/or faceted gems, so you simply can’t lose! You can play in and purchase magnetic sand and watch award winner Rocky Courser build his wonderful Sand Sculpture. There will be many Dealers selling every kind of Rock related wares, including unique jewelry, trees, faceting and beading. Marvel at the Black Light Display, spend time in the Country Store and take some time to enjoy the Showcases, proudly set up by our members who love showing off their treasures. There are also Door Prizes every 30 minutes. Just stand on a lucky number and pick from many lovely prizes, all donated by members. A Silent Auction is conducted every thirty minutes. Bid on your favorite rock or slab. A Live Auction is held at 3pm on Saturday, the 19th. For those of you who want buckets of rocks, you can bid on some great buys. The club is giving a Replica Psittacosaur Dinosaur Skeleton, valued at over $1,600 and in a specially crafted

case, to the local school with the most kids in attendance at the show. There is a raffle every year to swell the Scholarship Fund. The prizes are fine examples of the Artistic skills of our Members, all hand made items well worth buying a raffle ticket for. Tickets will be available both days of the Annual Show with the drawing held on Sunday the 20th at 3pm. No need to be present to win. There are many different pieces on display that are unique and interesting. One such item is on display and owned by SW WA Mineralogical Society member, David Furuli. A member for 17 years, and serving as President several years ago, David Furuli is particularly fond of petrified wood. “I’m particularly proud of the piece shown in the photo here. I found it by at Hubbard Basin, 30 miles south of Jackpot, Nevada, in an old dry creek bed,” Furuli said. (Photos courtesy David Furuli.) Weighing in at a whopping 163lbs, you can see this petrified wood piece on display at the show. Furuli also takes silversmithing classes in Centralia, and has found a passion for working with silver. The Mineralogical Society meetings and being a member has proven to a wonderful opportunity for socializing for Furuli. “It’s much more than finding rocks and talking about them. People who join the club and participate in functions tend to remain as long term members and friends,” he said. For more info about the SW WA Mineralogical Society, please contact Chuck Sonner: (360)785-3909.

Washington State FAIR • 9/11-9/27 Many of us are much more familiar with the fantastic phrase, “Do the Puyallup!” around this time of the year. But, new to all of us is the ditching of the Puyallup Fair and the reassertion of The Washington State Fair! I guess the Puyallup just got too big for its britches. The name change that officially took place in 2013 doesn’t mean anything has changed. Still tons of fun and still tons to do, complete with free entry days, discounts, and special deals. Running most of the month of September, the Washington State Fair offers a plethora of family fun for everyone. High flying rides, concerts, games and fair food! There are a whole slew of rides, complete with “Kiddyland” area, which is currently called ‘SillyVille’,

which boasts five acres of fun things for kids. Even a dinosaur themed tunnel in the train ride.


Lighter side

What a Golf Ball! Two guys were approaching the first tee. The first guy goes into his golf bag to get a ball and says to his friend, “Hey, why don’t you try this ball?” He draws a yello and green golf ball out of his bag. “You can’t lose it.” His friend replies, “What do you mean you can’t lose it?!” The first man replies, “I’m serious, you can’t lose it. If you hit it into the woods, it makes a beeping sound, if you hit it into the water it produces bubbles, and if you hit it on the fairway, smoke comes so you can see exactly where it is!” Obviously, his friend doesn’t believe him, but he continues to describe to him all the possibilities until he is convinced. The friend says, “Okay, Okay you’ve convinced me. Let me try it.” He hits his shot into the woods, and sure enough, the ball starts beeping, and he finds it in a heartbeat. “Wow! That’s incredible!” he says. “I gotta get one of these, where can I get one?!” “I don’t know.” “You don’t know!!?? What do you mean, you don’t know!? How could you not know? How did you get it then?” “I found it.” What’s Up, Doc? Matt went into Doc Steven’s office

for his annual checkup, and the Doc asked if there was anything unusual he should know about. That left it pretty wide open, so he told the Doc that he found it real strange how his suit must’ve shrunk just sittin’ in his closet, because it didn’t fit when he went to get ready for a wedding recently. The Doc said, “Suits don’t shrink just sittin’ there. You probably just put on a few pounds, Matt.” “That’s just it, Doc, I know I haven’t gained a single pound since the last time I wore it.” “Well, then,” said Doc, “You must have a case of Furniture Disease.” “What in the world is Furniture Disease?” Matt asked. “Furniture Disease, Matt, is when you reach that stage in life when your chest starts slidin’ down into your drawers.” The Letter Mrs. Jones was reading a letter at breakfast. Suddenly, she looked up suspiciously at her husband. “Henry,” she said, “I’ve just received a letter from mother saying she isn’t accepting our invitation to come and stay, as we do not appear to want her. What does she mean by that? I told you to write and say that she was to come at her own convenience. You did write, didn’t you”? “Er, yes, I did,” said the husband. “But I, I couldn’t spell convenience, so I made it risk.”

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DING DING! Here comes the Trolley!

Starting the Wednesday after Labor Day, watch for the trolley every Wednesday and Thursday 11am-2pm through the month of September (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 stop or check in with the downtown merchants for more info. Sept 12th - Hilander Parade 10:00 AM - Festival parade from downtown

Kelso to Tam O’Shanter Park. Sept 19th - Dogapawlooza at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds 11am -4pm The trolley will be there for the “Fill the Trolley” benefiting the Human Society. Looking for donations of dog food, treats, beds, leashes, collars and anything dog related. Sept 29th - Senior Citizens Prom the trolley will be hanging out. Come dance, have dessert and have fun! Call - 360-577-4927 Sept 30th - New Faces of Nashville James Otto Concert at the Columbia Theatre. Starting at 5pm come have pictures with the Trolley before the concert. Doors open at 6pm. Get your tickets at or Bob’s Sporting Goods For inquiries about private trolley reservations or events contact Christine Randall at 360-270-2118

Oktoberfest calls

Travel near, Travel far...

Whether you’re a German by blood, or just love a good brew, 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 had Schnitzel, there’s no time like the present! Of course, if you’re not able to fly out to Munich (Munchen) Germany, where over six million people attend every year and drink well over seven million liters of beer.....then the ones in Washington will just have to suffice. 1) Mt. Angel Oktoberfest September 17-20 Celebrating 50 years! Located 40 miles south of Portland, it’s a nice drive to reach this Bavarian themed town that springs up for Oktoberfest, complete with Biergarten, Weingarten, Alpinegarten, Prostgarten, Bandstand, St. Mary’s Church, and ‘Kindergarten’. See info online: 2) Fremont Oktoberfest September 18-20 Friday & Saturday is 21+ ONLY, with valid ID. Sunday, all ages are welcome, and ages 21 and under are free with a paying adult. Dogs are cool too, but no snakes. Super fun time and even includes Kids Zucchini Races on Sunday and a Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving Contest. You can’t go wrong with interesting things to do in Fremont, anyways. 3) 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 oom-pah and traditional German games. More information online at: 4) 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 allages 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”!! (Very fun). 5) Leavenworth Oktoberfest First 3 weekends in October! For obvious reasons, an Oktoberfest held in Leavenworth is undoubtedly awesome. 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. More information found at:

“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” ~Dave Barry

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Visit Luttrell’s Five and Dime for a brush with the past Submitted by Georgia Cox SEPTEMBER 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 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. (NEW CONTACT NUMBER) SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, September 8th: Join us for our program and potluck lunch, beginning at 10:30am with speakers from SHIBA and the RSVP office. They will bring us up to date on our Medicare and Part D Plan of our Health Insurance, followed by a Potluck Lunch at noon. This is a very important Question and Answer meeting. Please note the early start time. Thursday, September 17th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICES: BINGO will return October 3. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

Todd and Pam Luttrell are delighted to welcome anyone and everyone into their collector’s paradise: Luttrell’s Five and Dime in Castle Rock, WA. Featuring antiques, collectibles, and everything ‘retro’, the Luttrell’s offer not only a varied and wide selection for purchase, but their own personal collection for viewing as well. Opening its doors in April 2014, Luttrell’s has provided a place for folks to browse and get a blast from their past. Items are affordably priced,

so if something strikes your fancy, it can soon find its way into your own home. Inventory changes consistently, so be sure to stop in and see what’s new on a regular basis. Can’t get out to visit? Their complete inventory is online at their eBay store: eBay User: luttrellsfiveanddime Luttrell’s Five and Dime 27 Cowlitz St Castle Rock, WA 98611 (360)957-2150 [Photo provided by Luttrell’s Five & Dime]

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Sponsored by: Columbia Auto Group

‘Rod Run to the End of the World’ September 12th & 13th, 2015 LONG BEACH, WA It’s cars and the beach. The perfect combination to enjoy our last days of summer, and head out to one of the last car shows of the year, with over 800 awesome vehicles to browse, and owners to shoot the breeze. Now Accepting 1985 and Older

Vehicles!! The registration fee is $45.00 for one vehicle, two people and participant children under the age of 11 with 2 tickets for the Seafood BBQ. Entry with extra adults or children 12 and older who will be coming with you will be $10.00 each. Your $45.00 entry fee entitles you to Continental Breakfast Saturday morning, Door Prizes, participation in the Poker Run, Trophies, Show and Shine and BBQ on Sunday. The first 800 cars will receive dash plaque as part of the (2-Day) registration. Registration and complete information online: The Boy Scouts will be at the show with the Pinewood Derby track and their cars. Feel free to bring your car from yesteryear to race or build a new one. Saturday will offer Door Prizes, the Continental Breakfast, Cruise and Show & Shine for participants only, Mini-Swap meet, Pinewood Derby, Live Entertainment and all sorts of vendors. Sunday has the Poker Run at 9:00am, Mini-Swap Meet, Seafood

BBQ for Participants only, Show & Shine, and lots of vendors. Trophy presentation begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information, call the Beach Barons at 1-360-6653565, and check our web site for info. Registration can be found online, where you can print and then send your registration to:

Beach Barons Registration P.O. Box 237 Ocean Park, WA 98640

“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.” -Dudley Moore SLOW Drag at the Port of Ilwaco SEPTEMBER 11th Hot rods line up on Howerton Way at the Port of Ilwaco, WA to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. Trophies and assorted gift certificates are awarded during this fun SLOW Drag race. It’s a great warm up for the weekend, with the “Rod Run to the End of the World” hitting nearby at Ocean Park on the 12-13th.

The Port of Ilwaco is located on the SW Coast of Washington, nestled just inside the Columbia River bar. It’s a working fishing village in a scenic and tranquil setting. Not to mention popular. If you’re looking to moor a boat there, you had better call to make sure there is availability. Surrounding the waterfront is a lovely smattering of restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, retail seafood outlets, coffee shops, and a bookstore. There is also the Lewis & Clark Discovery Trail as part of the waterfront walkway.

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Columbia offers online shopping for your new car The new Columbia Auto Group web site offers easy shopping and browsing for your new car. Four large buttons await to direct you to the inventory of Ford, Hyundai, Lincoln and Nissan vehicles. Both new and used, complete with dealer incentives and current ads being displayed in the community. There is also a button that features their great Service department, where you may schedule service, or even ask a Technician your questions. For new cars, search their complete inventory, check out new vehicle specials, get a quote on a car, or even

schedule a test drive for a few of your favorites. The “Find My Car” link takes you to a simple form that lets you tell the team at Columbia exactly the car make, model and year you are looking for! They will then find it for you. It doesn’t get any easier than that. You may also check the value of your trade-in, sell your car to Columbia, and get approved for a loan. In the Used Cars link, not only can you search the entire inventory like the new cars, but you can view “One Owner” vehicles, vehicles under $10,000, used vehicle specials, schedule a test drive or find your spe-

cific car, as well as the value of your trade-in. Selling Columbia your car is as easy as clicking on the link and answering a few simple questions. Columbia Auto Group offers the community a place to purchase a new or used vehicle, complete with a positive experience with the staff. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Columbia has offered car shoppers the high quality, low prices and friendly experience that they are known for. Their slogan is “Where Our Reputation Rides With You”, and they stand by that idea with their business practices and customer interaction. Sales people are helpful, and work hard to get you into the vehicle that will best meet your needs and goals,

without being pushy. “The sales staff were so friendly, and I felt really comfortable buying my new van,” said Valley Bugler Publisher Michelle Myre. “I would highly recommend Columbia to anybody I know if they’re looking for a new car. We had a fabulous experience, and love our new van.” If you’re looking for a new vehicle, check out Columbia Auto Group online, or drive down to their large lot at 700 - 7th Ave in Longview. Their web site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Columbia Auto Group 700 - 7th Ave, Longview WA (360)423-4321 (See ad same page)

Unless you live way up north...

A 50-50 antifreeze mix is probably best for your car’s cooling system. It’s a common mistake for do-ityourselfers. Before the coldest weather, or when they suddenly realize the below-zero stuff is approaching, they drain their radiators. So far so good. Because they want to be extra nice to a car, they fill the radiator with straight, uncut antifreeze. According to Tom and Ray (Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers), this is a mistake. On good authority, they say antifreeze mixed half-and-half with water

has a lower freezing point and a higher boiling point. Antifreeze has another function. It keeps the cooling system from rusting. Change coolant every year or as recommended. Green-colored antifreeze can be used in any car. Long-life coolants in other colors should be used on recent models. It can damage gaskets in older cars. If your coolant boils and expands, or freezes, the engine block will be permanently damaged. That brings a very, very expensive repair job.

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Patriot Day: 9/11/15 Not to be confused with National Patriot’s Day, celebrated in April on an annual basis, on September 11th we honor those who died and those who served heroically during the worst terrorist attacks in United States history. On September 11, 2001, almost three thousand people died in New York, Washington, D.C. and in the fields of Pennsylvania. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first saw the events on television, or heard about them on the news coverage that continued throughout the day, night and beyond. A month later, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution 71. It was first designated as the Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. The following year, President George W. Bush proclaimed that September 11 would be observed as

Patriot Day. The President directed that the American flag be flown at half-mast and displayed from homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings at home and abroad. Most businesses do the same. Americans are asked to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane crash at the World Trade Center. Patriot Day is a time of both sadness and pride: sadness for the innocent victims and their families and pride in the actions of the firemen, first responders, and the brave acts of so many others. Patriot Day will continue to take on added significance this year with the running of the Boston Marathon two years after the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 250. The marathon is always held on Patriot’s Day.

Uncle ‘Money’ (Shown at top left) gets to celebrate his birthday as a daddy with a toddler!! Bailey Emma Reich, whom we affectionately call “Baily Boo” is now just over two years old and lighting up our family with her smiles and sweet words. Auntie Larae (Shown at right), with her youngest daughter, Miley, celebrates her special day at the end of August. We love you dearly, Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl! Happy Birthday, with many more adventures to come!

“Cherish your dreams, they are the stepping stones to your future.” - Jonnie Knowles

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Woodland Library Book Sale By PeaceHealth Medical Group

A Healthy Choice for All Ages

You probably hear this all the time: Kids need vaccines. That’s excellent advice—but children aren’t the only ones in the family who benefit from potentially life-saving shots. Staying up to date on vaccines is one of the quickest, easiest and best ways to help people of all ages protect their health. Q: Why should my whole family be immunized? A: Vaccinating infants protects them from 14 serious childhood diseases, including life-threatening ones, like diphtheria and whooping cough. Making sure preteens get the full series of HPV shots can help lower their risk for certain cancers later in life. And older adults need protection from illnesses like pneumonia and shingles. But vaccines don’t just keep your family from getting sick. They help protect the community too. Q: How does vaccinating my family protect the community? A: Immunizing enough people can break a disease’s chain of transmission. That means there’s less chance for unvaccinated people to get sick.

It also helps protect those who are vulnerable, such as newborns before they receive all of their shots, pregnant women and individuals being treated for cancer. This group protection is sometimes called herd immunity—but we like the term community immunity. Q: What are some vaccines I might need as an adult? A: Your annual flu shot, for sure. Your doctor might also recommend shots for: § Hepatitis A and B § Pneumonia § Shingles § Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough If you’re going abroad, you may need other shots. Go do the Centers for Disease Control website www.cdc. gov to learn more. Q: I’m hesitant to have my kids vaccinated. Are vaccines really safe? A: All vaccines are thoroughly tested. Their benefits—including saving lives—far outweigh what, for most people, are minimal risks. Learn which immunizations are recommended for your child’s age and other great health information at

Friends of Woodland Community Library will hold a book sale on Friday, September 11th (10am-4pm) and Saturday, September 12th (10am-1pm). It will be held in the Woodland Community Center, 782 Park Street, across from the Woodland Middle School and next to the Woodland Community Library. On Saturday, there will be a bag sale from noon to 1pm. Fill one of our grocery bags for only $3.

Prices for children’s books range from 25¢ to $1. Most other books are $1. All media items are 2 for $1. We have material for homeschooling, many children’s books, and ‘nostalgia’ books. There will be a preview sale, for members of the Friends, Thursday, September 10th from 7-8pm. The book sale will fund library activities and support a future library. For information, call 360-560-8130

Harry’s so old... ....he used to complain that the primordial soup was too salty. ....his biography is arranged by geological era. ....scientists cite him as evidence when arguing against the creationist belief in a young earth. ....his high school chemistry book listed only four elements: earth, water, wind and fire. ....he planted the old growth forests. ....he remembers when Mount Everest was a molehill. ....he once put lipstick on a triceratops. ....he donated his childhood keepsakes to the natural history museum. ....during the last ice age he was for global warming. ....he remembers when the Grand

Canyon was just a ditch. his last physical his doctor sent him in for carbon dating. ....he used to drive Miss Daisy’s mom. ....he once faked bubonic plague to skip school. ....his dreams are in reruns. ....he remembers when Europe was the New World. ....even his teeth have wrinkles. ....he remembers when your thoughts only cost half a pence. ....his blood type was discontinued. ....he was the first to pull the oldest trick in the book. ....he was the designated driver at the Boston Tea Party. ....he walked into an antiques store and they sold him. ....his age spots have age spots. ....his birth certificate is expired.


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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

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

‘mission impossible - rogue nation’ Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson Running Time: 2 Hrs., 11 Mins., PG-13 My Rating: A-

Action directors are underrated filmmakers. Sure, they’re better equipped when it comes to their brawn, not their brain, but to make a shootout, car chase, skyward explosion, and/or a fist fight look and sound convincing is much trickier to helm than a particularly savory round of conversational chess. Some are better than others — you cannot (under my watch) blurt out that Michael Bay is as skilled as Joss Whedon — and the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, which made its debut way back in 1996, has fortunately been blessed with the best throughout its long run. It’s welcomed Hitchcock successor Brian De Palma, Hong Kong action legend John Woo, sci-fi king J.J. Abrams, animation mastermind Brad

Bird, and, for 2015’s “Rogue Nation”, Christopher McQuarrie (director of Tom Cruise vehicle “Jack Reacher”, co-writer of “The Usual Suspects” and “Edge of Tomorrow”). And as if the franchise is cursed with the greatest luck of any ongoing series, “Rogue Nation” is the finest addition to the blockbusting array. Cheekily dubious, vigorously thrilling, and popping in its jubilance, it’s an actioner of the highest quality. If the missions of the past were already impossible, consider the mission of “Rogue Nation” to be the most impossible: right off the bat, the IMF is dissolved, a terrorist organization known as the Syndicate becomes an overnight sensation, and Ethan Hunt (Cruise), along with his loyal groupies (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner), become wanted fugitives after refusing to comply with the CIA’s orders to disband. Normally, Hunt

Adelle Anderson, age 2, and her dad, Dave Anderson, from Battleground, enjoy some treats at Horseshoe Lake Park. Photo by Pat Nelson.

HORSESHOE LAKE GATHERING Woodland’s Horseshoe Lake Park is frequently the site of family reunions and other large gatherings. On Friday, August 7, a sunny, 81-degree day, Tapani Plumbing, Inc. of Battle Ground held its annual picnic for its 84 employees and their families on the shores of Horseshoe Lake. Tapani Plumbing, Inc. is a family-

owned business. Its president and founder, Gunnar Tapani, started out small as a plumbing contractor then his business grew. He likes to give his employees a feeling of ownership in their accomplishments, and one of the ways he rewards them for their contribution to the success of the company is by holding an annual

September 2015 • Valley Bugler • Page 13 would follow orders, being the good guy that he is, but the destruction of the IMF is one big, messy misunderstanding; it’s the result of too many sabotaged missions, at the hands of the previously unknown Syndicate, no less. Knowing well that the U.S. government isn’t fully aware of the situation, Hunt’s crew decides to leave all ethics behind, band together with Ilsa Faust (a fantastic Rebecca Ferguson), a British agent who can’t seem to be trusted by anyone, and take down the organization once and for all. The “Mission: Impossible” series has always maintained a certain kind of obsessive enrapturing, no doubt because of the continuous changing of the directors and the consistent unpredictability of its plots and its action sequences. Only remaining the same is the idea of Hunt and associates battling modern-day evils. The rest is all lovable pomp and circumstance, smartly rendered and actionpacked (but not too action-packed). Cruise is the only actor who can really head a movie like this (his name and demeanor alone are synonymous with blockbuster sass); the opening, which sees him clinging to the side

family picnic. This is the second year the company picnic has been held at Horseshoe Lake. Kids lined up to enjoy the Quad Jumper, a bunji-like contraption that had them bouncing around like rag dolls. Near a bounce house called the Super Stomper, youngsters lined up for fresh-spun cotton candy. Those wanting to get soaked without going in the lake slid down the Wild Rapids water slide or braved the dunk tank. Children received “Tapani Picnic 2015” t-shirts and then moved on to the next station, where they customized their shirts with decorations. Employees and their families gathered in the shade under a large white canopy and enjoyed a barbecue catered by the Rip City Grill food cart of Portland, OR. The company has catered the picnic for Tapani for the past five years. Roberta Kysak, LaCenter, office manager and a 15-year employee, said, “The company has been busy and the employees have worked a lot of hours. This picnic is for them.”

of a passenger plane as it takes off, would seem ridiculous anywhere else but works here because Cruise is merely there. I won’t go in depth regarding the action sequences (all deeply gripping), and I won’t go in depth praising Rebecca Ferguson (who will certainly become a leading Hollywood player in the near future) — that would cause the review to go on for pages, and time should be spent going to the theater instead of sitting in front of a computer. “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” is a rare fourth sequel that provides further evidence as to why the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is doing it right: whereas Marvel is breaking us down with their multiplesuperhero-movies-a-year-for-moremoney! attitude, the sporadic reintroductions to Ethan Hunt and his adventures only get better with age — they’re flashy, but not annoyingly so. 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:

This picnic reminded me of the company picnics I attended as a child. Those picnics were held at Jantzen Beach in Portland, OR, when it was an amusement park, not a shopping center. I’ll never forget those fun times, and I believe Tapani Plumbing is creating great memories for the kids of its employees, too. To reserve Horseshoe Lake Park for your event, visit City of Woodland at 230 Davidson Ave. or fill out the form at the City’s website: 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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The 2015 Tough Mudder Approaches

A tough mudder participant luaunches himself off an obstacle. Photo provided by Tough Mudder.

By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist If you can handle the heat, I to challenge you to get outside and play. This September 19th & 20th the Tough Mudder Endurance Obstacle race is back in Seattle. Get prepared to take on what is called Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet. This year they are expecting 8000+ participants to help them celebrate their 5th year anniversary. Western Region Director, Blake Zink shared with me that each year the Mudder team asks for feedback to continually improve on their iconic obstacles and create new ones. This season they have improved on many obstacles and for some created new 2.0 versions. One trend is, they are changing some of the obstacles that could formerly be overcome by an individual. Now many of them require team work. Teamwork has always been at the Heart of the Tough Mudder. You can see it in the The Mudder Pledge: *I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge. *I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. *I do not whine – kids whine. *I help my fellow mudders complete

the course. *I overcome all fears. New to Seattle The new obstacle that I’m most excited to tackle is the King of the Swingers. This is big follow-up to the Walk the Plank obstacle of previous years. WTP was a wall about 15 tall that you would jump off into the muddy waters below. Simple enough, but a great adrenal rush, especially for the guy that jumped before me last year that couldn’t swim. If you can’t swim please stay out of the water. This year the King of Swingers takes you to a similar platform, but now you reach high above your head and grab ahold of a metal pendulum and then swing out over the water. As you let go of the handle you extend to attempt to ring the bell. HUGE SPLASH! The Tough Mudder has events worldwide, but I wanted to know what was unique about our Event. Zink said, “hands down, Seattle has the best Mud”. I gotta agree, I’m really impressed with the quality and diversity of our local mud. ~;-) Mudder Legion Participants that complete more than 1 Mudder are part of the Mudder Legion. They get to do exclusive extra obstacles, earn different colored head bands, get cool gear and giveaways, AND if 12 miles isn’t enough of a challenge for you they let you do UNLIMITED laps. Hot off the press. This year we get to debut a new obstacle in Seattle. This is so hush, hush, all Zink could tell me is it is called “Team Twinkle Toes”. They have had various balance obstacles, but I don’t believe it was ever a team thing. Can you imagine a team of people on the balance beam together? Splash! This year I’m looking forward to run-

ning the Tough Mudder again with some buddies (Hey guys you might want to get some miles in…..) and especially with my Dad. I hope to see you on the Trail this year. Mud On!

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.

Toutle Lake Cheer Squads Win Prestigious Big Banana Award

Above: Toutle Lake Cheer Squads proudly displays the Big Banana Award. Pictured from Left to Right, Back row: Geena Bruce, Abby Donald, Taylor Gould, Megan Albright, Maddie Ross, UCA “Big Brother” Nick, Sydney Sauters, Miranda Flatz, and Coach Tawne Sweet. Front row: Megan Gould, Katy Caskey, Morgan Sweet, and Dean Gilbert. Not pictured: . Photo by Jessica Buchanan.

By Michelle Myre Valley Bugler Publisher There are some achievements in life that will stay with you for all of your days. For the Toutle Lake High Cheer Squads (both Varsity and JV), The Big Banana is one of those memorable achievements. Each year, the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) hosts a four day, three night cheer camp in Portland, Oregon. Cheer teams from all over the region gather to participate in grueling thirteen hour days, full of clinics, training and competitions. Coach Tawne Sweet shared that this was her seventh year coaching, and attending this camp was a positive impact on her team. “Each year, the kids are all talking

about winning the Big Banana. It’s the award that really encompasses what it means to be a cheerleader: spirit, teamwork and positive attitude,” Sweet said. Two Big Banana awards are given out each day, with a final Grand Big Banana on the last day, which the winning squad gets to keep for a full year, and place on display at their school. In addition to winning the finale Big Banana, the team earned blue superior ribbons and a blue superior trophy. Morgan Sweet and Dean Gilbert were the two cheerleaders that made it into All American Cheer, an elite group of cheerleaders who travel to London to cheer in the New Years Day parade. The Big Banana will be on display at Toutle Lake High School for this year.

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How to give your cat a pill 1) Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to swallow. 2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process. 3) Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. 4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten. 5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of closet. Call spouse from garden. 6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously. 7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from floor and set to one side for gluing later. 8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill inside end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw. 9) Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid

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to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap. 10) Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with rubber band. 11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom. 12) Call fire department to retrieve the damned cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil. 13) Tie the little bugger’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of raw chicken. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down. 14) Consume remainder of Scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and remove pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture store on way home to order new table. 15) Arrange for Animal Control to collect “mutant cat from hell, “ and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters. HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL: 1) Wrap it in cheese.

Adorable Adoptee ‘Bubba’

His eyes tell the story. Bubba is heartbroken. His beloved owner died and he was placed in a temporary home. Now they are losing their home, and Bubba is again without a safe harbor. He’s a big gentle giant, who in spite of adversity, remains social and meets new people easily. He takes treats gently. He knows some commands, and is a mannerly senior citizen. He would ben-

efit from a day at the Doggy Spa; his coat needs attention. A good brushing would do wonders for his appearance. Bubba is an old-fashioned German Shepherd the big-boned hardworking dogs that you see on farms, not in show rings. He’s a good watch dog, and quickly learned property boundaries; herding dogs are so smart :) Bubba is neutered, and current on vaccinations. We think he is 8 or 9 years old, and what he really needs is a retirement home, some place where he can spend his last years on a soft bed, being loved on. He gets along with other dogs , but doesn’t like cats. He’d be a great walking partner. He is slow going up and down stairs, and probably has some arthritic joints. He’s just a nice ol’ boy, who deserves another chance. 673-7373

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Valley Bugler September 2015  

Cruising with the Bugler! Annual Automotive Issue.

Valley Bugler September 2015  

Cruising with the Bugler! Annual Automotive Issue.