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From the Editor’s Desk Does anyone else feel like time is slipping through their fingers? Just last week our landlord informed us we needed to find another place to live, because they were moving in. Tick tock tick tock. I immediately heard the clock start ticking, piled full with everything that I needed to do to move my little family into another abode. There were a few important items of consideration. Price, schools and size. Fortunately, I think I've found something that will suit us well that meets all of those criteria, but my only problem is the tick tock tick tock.... New lease starts on the 15th. Now you may understand my reasoning. I must admit, panic did threaten to steal my breath a few times the past couple days. This year, I have been thrown into a style of living that I have never experienced willingly before. Day by day. Each day's worries are enough for that day. That's it. Living day by day, enjoying it to the fullest if I can, or merely surviving through until the next

one. Whatever comes my way for the day, it happens and I experience it. Not worrying about the future, not planning too far ahead. Just day by day. My mom's death forced me into that style of living, and at first it was literally minute by minute to survive the pain and grief. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about. Some of you have yet to journey that path in life. So I have journeyed far enough along the path that finding out I need to move my little brood to a different home didn't freak me out into convulsions. I think my heart rate only slightly escalated, and I caught myself holding my breath a few times. Breathe. Each day has enough of its own worries, and moving my humble home in less than two weeks is not an impossible feat. I hope. Hope. That is what it is really all about when you live day by day. When you live without the anxiousness or worries that tomorrow might

bring. Tomorrow has enough of it's own worries - and today's worries are plenty! It's biblical, you know. We are actually commanded not to worry, but to 'cast our cares' at the literal throne of God. At the feet of Jesus. Which then relieves the worry. If you haven't tried that before, I can tell you from recent experience, it's a beautiful thing. Letting each day unfold, being aware in the moment, and experiencing each joy and trial as it comes throughout the day. My Home Improvement projects this month are obvious, as I will be

knee deep in packing boxes, and making sure I don't let the important kitchen items disappear into that abyss until it's "time". What's your Home Improvement Project? I encourage you to breathe. Enjoy the moments as they come, and let each day unfold in its own time. Because there are simply enough worries in one day to worry about the next. Until next month.

Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor

Girls Night Out offers an

evening of fun, food and friends Saturday, April 23rd 3:00pm - 8:00pm It’s time to gather the girlfriends and meet up in Downtown Centralia for a Passport Adventure of shopping, eating and lots of giggles. Ladies can pick up passports ($5.00) at either side of town, at HubBub (505 N. Tower Ave) or The Station Coffee Bar (120 S. Tower Ave), and begin their shopping and playing adventure. Participating retail shops and restaurants will be offering special discounts and goodies to ladies who

bring their passport in during the event. The first 200 participants will receive a goody bag loaded with giveaways and coupons. A collection of Lady friendly prizes have been assorted and are waiting to be claimed by their winners, who will be chosen throughout the evening. For more information please call (360)623-1016 or visit online at Facebook by typing in: ‘Downtown Centralia Girl’s Night Out’ in the search box.

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Fire Mountain Grill fires up for season and is taking reservations for Mother's Day Brunch

Woodland tulips beckon us all

By Michelle Myre It’s that time of year again, raincoats and galoshes come out and tulips rise up to shine their glory at the Woodland Tulip Farm! We maybe will even catch some sunshine among the fields of flowers. The Tulip Festival and other events are set for Springtime family fun in Woodland this April. The U-Pick field is open NOW due to lovely spring weather, so gather up the family and some galoshes, for a visit to the farm for some wonderful memory making fun. Holland America Bulb Farms 1066 South Pekin Rd, Woodland Woodland Tulip Festival April 9th-10th, 16-17th FREE Admission! Enjoy the tulip fields, purchase cut flowers, browse the vendor’s market and take pictures of your kids as they

play and also enjoy painting their own tulip tee-shirt or something fun like that. Of course, no one should forget snapping those gorgeous pics with the kids and the tulips. You can even enter yours into the "Cutest Baby Competition". (Ages 2 and under) Tulip Trot 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 2nd Located at the Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland, join the throng in a fun 5K run/walk down and back race in the Woodland bottoms farm land. Tulips will be in bloom and cheering you along! Benefits charity, there will be vendors, free tulips and refreshments. For info & registration, visit: www.woodlandTulipsHABF.com See ad same page for more great events, like the Tulips & Tires! [Above Photo by Michelle Myre]

'Art among the Tulips' Wine & Art Show “Art among the Tulips” Saturday, April 23rd 4:00pm - 8:00pm 1066 South Pekin Rd Woodland, WA Truly for the adults only, the First Annual Woodland Tulip Festival is offering an Art Show and Wine Tasting, located at the Holland America Bulb Farm in Woodland, WA. An evening set to live music, delicious local wines crafted exclusively

for Woodland's Holland America Bulb Farm, and talented artists, it will be sure to please. This is a FREE event, with wine tasting tickets available for purchase. Also available are locally catered goodies that compliment the wines. Art among the Tulips features local wines and artists, live music, food sampling and fresh flowers. For more details: www.woodlandtulipshabf.com

April harkens the birds and little baby animals, green grass and fresh spring breezes. It also brings us a delicious option for dining with a gorgeous mountain as your table-mate, starting April 2nd. The Fire Mountain Grill, located at Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center in Toutle, is firing up their kitchens for another busy season. Open Thursdays through Mondays at 11am. Relaxed by day and romantic by night, the Fire Mountain Grill is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and breathtaking views of Mt. St. Helens and the Toutle River Valley. Home of the infamous “Bigfoot Burger”, 5 beef patties, 5 slices of cheese, onion rings, cheeste sticks, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a Bigfoot size fistful of fries for $19.00. Devour it in 30 minutes or less and you get a free Mt. St. Helens Bucket List t-shirt as a prize! If that’s not your size palate, then the plentiful options of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, bugers, chicken, fish, fried specialties, and vegetarian meals will be sure to provide something to your liking. The menu is a mix of out of the ordinary items such as Jagermeister Prawns, Volcano Poppin’ Chicken and Buffalo Bison Burger, intermixed with traditional items such as Teriyaki Burgers, Chicken Bacon Ranch Burger, Club Sandwiches and Chicken Strips. You can see the full menu online at their web site, as well as see photos of the restaurant and patio dining:

www.fmgrill.com

More entreé offerings appear later in May, and include mouth watering steaks, specialty chicken and seafood dishes, including a raspberry salmon

that is out of this world. (Northwest Salmon seasoned and chargrilled medium, topped with raspberry glaze). And what meal would be complete without a beverage and dessert? Featuring Northwest wineries and breweries, as well as bottled imports, and delicious flavored lemonades and teas or sodas, and a delectable dessert list. Complete children’s menu will keep the little tykes more than satisfied with their Little Foot Burger or Sasquatch Strips, among many other choices. A special event that Fire Mountain Grill hosts each year is their annual Mother’s Day Brunch, on Sunday May 10th. (See ad same page.) Make your reservations early, says owner and proprietor, Mike Casetta. “We really fill up during the 11am 1pm time periods, and last year we were completely booked.” The Brunch is a wonderful way to celebrate mom together while enjoying the Brunch Buffet, which is full of upscale and delicious items, such as fresh baked pastries, honey ham, prime rib and cocktail prawns. If that's not enough, a complete and decadent dessert buffet awaits your taste buds. For those of you who have never experienced Fire Mountain Grill, or the careful culinary artistry under the direction of Casetta, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a multitude of specialty dishes and desserts at one time. Adults are $27.95, Children under 12 are $1 per year of age, and Seniors 60+ are $22.95. Reservations: (360)274-5217 Fire Mountain Grill is located at the Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center on Spirit Lake Highway.


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Our Home Improvement Project By Paddy Elkins Valley Bugler Columnist Everything was going as well as could be expected in our new home on Sandra Road. After three months, we had finally unpacked the last box and were getting acclimated to our new surroundings. Making a fresh start in a new place seemed right. My new husband and I had each lost a former spouse to a tragic situation, and, even though we'd been friends for thirty-four years, starting over as newly-weds felt good, but Steve and I needed a place that reflected our new situation, and the house on Sandra Road was bright and cheerful and felt "just right" until our phone rang on New Year's Day. It was our friend, Doris. She said she and her husband, Lloyd, had to sell their home in Silverlake, and she wondered if we knew of anyone interested in purchasing it. It had been The Creation Museum and Seven Wonders Bookstore for eighteen years, but the Board of Directors was looking for a new location for the ministry, so Lloyd and Doris suddenly found themselves having to sell it, since they had already retired from the ministry and purchased another home for themselves two years prior. Steve went right over to look at the property, and came back totally enthused: "I want that property,

Paddy! It's just what I've been looking for!" My hubby HAD been looking for a property he could develop, and this one had Spirit Lake Highway frontage and other amenities that intrigued him. So, he and I went to visit Lloyd and Doris, and made an offer on their property New Year's Day! They countered and we met in the middle and closed on the sale February 25th. So we moved... again... from Sandra Road to Spirit Lake Highway. Steve and I are living in the back building on the property - the building that used to be the bookstore and museum. Steve is making it into a wonderful home for us, where we can host friends and family gatherings and, hopefully, expand our Tuesday night Bible Study. Last night, there were 32 elk and 5 deer in the back pasture! There is a lovely pond back there, with ducks, geese and a frog chorus that rivals the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! The front house, a 3BR/2BA country home with a fireplace and a large deck overlooking Mt. St. Helen's and a serene, territorial view, is for rent. If we don't find a long-term renter for it, we may turn it into a furnished vacation home rental. and use it as a guesthouse for family and friends in between customer rentals. Friends of ours built a tree house in their back yard and they have been renting that out for a year as a vacation cabin, and have hosted people from Scotland, Ireland, Germany, etc. The website they use is VRBO. com (Vacation Rentals By Owner).

Check it out if you're interested in finding a unique get-away or "home away from home". I'm so thankful to the Lord, for His abundant provision; to my husband, for his courage to tackle big projects and dream big dreams; and to Lloyd and Doris for letting us know about their need to sell, and for working with us on the purchase & sale agreement. Truly, when you put the Lord first

The Lighter Side Dividing the Pecans On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence. Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me ...." He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. "Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!" The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me." The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord...?" Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord. At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go

in your life, He blesses beyond what you can ask or think. Trust the Lord to lead, guide and direct YOU and see what happens as YOU "Ask! Seek! and Knock!" (Steve's motto). Putting God first is STEP ONE when it's true home improvement you're looking for! Paddy Elkins invites your feedback! You may Email her at: paddyelkins@gmail.com or call her at 360-751-5231.

☺ get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...." They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him. Two Children I was blessed with three beautiful, intelligent and terrific children. When they were seven, six and five, my youngest daughter who was always asking questions, came home from kindergarten one day and asked, “Daddy, how many children did you want?” Thinking for a minute, I looked at her and said, “Two.” She thought about this for a moment and then asked, “Me, and who else?” What God Tells Me Little Johnny is watching his father, a pastor, prepare his Sunday sermon. "What are you doing?" he asks. "Preparing my sermon for tomorrow" his father answers. "But how do you know what to write?" asks little Johnny. "I write what God tells me," was the reply. Little Johnny thinks about this for a second and then asks, "So why do you keep on crossing stuff out?" The Bible There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. "Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk. "Only the Ten Commandments." answered the lady.


Hamburgers, Hot dogs and Bacon…oh my! By Melissa Kirk, RD, CD, CDE For the Valley Bugler Last fall, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, called the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified processed meat as a carcinogen – meaning something that causes cancer. They also classified red meat as a probable carcinogen. Does this mean no more hot dogs at the ball park? Let’s look at the facts first. Processed meats include hot dogs, ham, bacon, sausage and some deli meats. “Processed” means the meat has been treated to preserve or flavor it such as by salting, curing, fermenting or smoking. After a review of more than 800 studies, the IARC found that eating as little as 50 grams (less than 2 ounces) of processed meat every day increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. 50 grams is equivalent to eating about 4 strips of bacon or 1 hot dog. For daily red meat eaters, there was evidence of increased risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancer. While we have known for years that red meat and processed meats are linked with colon cancer, this is the first time they have been labeled

a carcinogen. An 18% increased risk would take the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer from the current level of 5% and increase it to about 6%. So should you completely eliminate processed and red meats? Clearly, you should eat less of it and eat it less often, but the occasional hot dog or hamburger is okay. Cutting back is easy. Try these tips: • Choose poultry or fish in place of red and processed meats • Go vegetarian for a day or two during the week • Cut back on grilling red and processed meats, or marinate first, to reduce potential carcinogens that form when meats are cooked at high temps. Other things you can do: • Eat at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day. • Choose whole grains instead of refined grain products. • Drink no more than 1 alcoholic drink per day for women or 2 per day for men. About the author: Melissa Kirk, RD, CD, CDE and Program Coordinator for Nutrition & Diabetes Education at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview.

Call for Vendors Area Artists and Crafters are invited to participate in Ryderwood’s Spring 2016 Arts & Crafts Fair on the weekend of May 20th and 21st. Cost for Craft Fair vendors is $30 for each 6 ft.-by-6 ft. space, table

included. Applications can be printed from the “What’s Happening?” page of ryderwood.org or Linda at (360)295-0069. Those interested in showing quilts should contact Meredith at (360) 430-5211.

Funny you should ask... A Jewish businessman in Chicago sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. When the son returned, he said, “Papa, I had a great time in Israel. By the way, I converted to Christianity.” “Oy vey,” said the father. “What have I done?” He took his problem to his best friend, Ike. “Ike,” he said, “I sent my son to Israel, and he came home a Christian. What can I do?” “Funny you should ask,” said Ike. “I too, sent my son to Israel, and he also came home a Christian. Per-

haps we should go see the rabbi.” So they did, and they explained their problem to the rabbi. “Funny you should ask,” said the rabbi. “I, too, sent my son to Israel, and he also came home a Christian. What is happening to our young people?” And so they all prayed, telling the Lord about their sons. As they finished their prayer, a voice came from the heavens: “Funny you should ask,” said the Voice, “I, too, sent my Son to Israel...”

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Every month is:

Cancer Awareness Month

Help cancer society save lives by reducing your own risk. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They want to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer. Colon cancer is one of the more common cancers in the US. About 1 in 20 Americans will develop colon cancer at some point during their lifetime. Increasing screening rates to 80% by 2018 would prevent 277,000 new cases of colon cancer and 203,000 deaths within 20 years, according to a new study. And this is just one of the many goals that include saving the lives of people, possibly even you or a loved one in the future. How can you help the organization reach its goals and save lives, including your own? Think about this: * You could help reduce cases of skin cancer. It’s not that difficult for you as an individual, but if many people stay out of the midday sun, cover exposed areas of the skin when outdoors and wear plenty of sunscreen, skin cancer can be avoided. Protecting children, who are outdoors more than adults, is especially important. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. * Believe the facts about smoking and lung cancer. It’s the leading

cause of death from cancer in both men and women. In order to quit, you have to do more than read statistics. You need to make a personal commitment. Over-the-counter nicotine replacement products and prescription medications can help you start, but it takes great dedication to quit for a lifetime. You can do it. And if you are a youngster reading this article, do yourself the biggest favor of all and don't start. Not even just to "try it". * Your anti-cancer lifestyle is much the same as that recommended for a healthy heart and avoidance of other diseases. You’ll get a big bang for your buck if you decide to eat a healthy diet, avoid weight gain (or lose weight if you should) and get some exercise on most days of the week. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can’t be done instantly, but if you steadily work toward it, you can save your own life. Think about it every day and make a plan. * Take early detection seriously. Many cancers are curable if found early, including cancer of the colon, prostate, cervix and breast. Ask your doctor for a screening schedule. Almost everyone is affected by cancer. Are you doing all you can to help yourself with prevention?


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Sunnyside Grange Gives Back

Submitted by Georgia Cox APRIL 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. 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 #6362118 (by Monday) for reservations. Paper Tole classes are here, 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 face! Every Friday: Lunches by res-

ervation 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.

Photo from L to R: Sunnyside Grange members Gene Frymire, Joan Frymire, Rex Ogden, Phyllis Ogden and Yvonne Knuth collected childrens and baby items for donation to the local women's shelter. Photo provided by Yvonne Knuth.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, April 12th: Program presentation features Julie Rinard from the Community Hospice Center in Longview starts at 11am, followed by a potluck lunch at noon. Join us for a time of fellowship and educational information. Thursday, April 21st: Commodities will be distributed from 10am 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICE: Any person age 50 or older is invited to join the Castle Rock Senior Center. A lifetime membership is only $5.00. Activities, newsletter, new friendships and more are offered. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave, Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

The Sunnyside Grange members worked hard for their recent chosen donation project. Gathering children's and baby items for donation to the local Women's Shelter was highly successful. Another recent project was making blankets for stuffed animals. The stuffed animals are wrapped like a baby with the handmade blankets and tied with a bow. They are then brought to the Shriners Hospital in Portland. This special delivery was

made by Grange members Brian Flatt and Yvonne Knuth. The next project will be scouring for books to be taken to different organizations. Also on the docket for Grange members is a rest stop. Members who are taking a turn at the rest stop are being asked to bring some yummy cookies with them. There are also contests coming April 15, so keep an eye out. Friends and family welcome!

Toledo Fishing Derby TLC Kid's fishing Derby May 14 • Ages 0-14 South Lewis County Pond in Toledo from 8:00am-1:00pm. Derby Registration in $10.00 per vehicle and $1.00 wristband. All procedds go to the TLC Outdoor

Recreational Scholarship. This is a skills event and many prizes will be awarded with the top prize donated by Gary Loomis and Bob's Sporting Goods. Bring your own pole and tackle and try to catch a prize fish!


Celebrate Earth

Day on 4/16/16 FREE!

Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County Expo Center will find thousands of people coming together to celebrate “Earth Day 2016”, a FREE family event. (Suggested donation one can of food for CAP) The Earth Day Celebration is a free, fun-filled, award-winning event for people of all ages, even though “Earth Day” is nationally recognized on the 22nd. Come rain or shine – don’t miss this opportunity to learn about preserving our environment. Fun-filled with: • Farmer’s Market • Live Animals & Exhibits • Rock Climbing Wall • Harvesting Science • Recycleman • Petting Zoo & Trout Pond • Smokey Bear • Circus Cascadia • Reptile Road Show • FIN the Salmon • Eartha the Environmental Clown

• Educational Booths • Lots of free give-aways Join the rest of the county and visit Cowlitz Expo Center on Saturday the 16th for this special celebration. If you’ve never been to Earth Day in Longview/Kelso, then you should plan to make a trek this April 16th and see what all the fun is about! Very kid friendly, so bring the fam. The Earth Day celebration coincides with the Farmer’s Market - which is always a big hit in this area, featuring fresh local produce, honey, plants and crafts. Be sure to visit the market before 2pm or you will miss out on the goodies that you can take home with you. At this time of the year, there will be bare root stock to choose from, as well as some early-spring vegetables. It’s always neat to chat with folks that populate the Farmers Market. Whatever celebration you have in mind for this “Earth Day”, remember that every day can be an earth day! Info: www.CowlitzEarthDay.com

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The Laws of Golf LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime. LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former. LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down. LAW 5: No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, all his playing partners must solemnly chant “You looked up,” or invoke the wrath of the universe. LAW 6: The higher a golfer’s

handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor. LAW 7: Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire. LAW 8: Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man. LAW 9: Palm trees eat golf balls. LAW 10: Sand is alive. If it isn’t, how do you explain the way it works against you? LAW 11: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse. LAW 12: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination. LAW 13: All 3-woods are demonpossessed. LAW 14: Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water (See Law 3).

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Time for a new roof? Been drooling over a heat pump or new windows? Chehalis Sheet Metal delivers.

“Installers were courteous, respectful, friendly and understandable. Overall, I’m extremely happy and satisfied. Thank you!!” - Michelle G., WA Comments such as the one above are the norm for one of our Home Improvement Guide Sponsors, Chehalis Sheet Metal, a local company that offers Heating & Cooling and Roofing services in Cowlitz, Lewis and Thurston counties. And you know the best companies are the ones that let their customers speak for them. Consistently rated in the top of their field, Chehalis Sheet Metal has

a reputation in good standing with referral sites such as Angie’s List and The Better Business Bureau. When asked what their secret was to maintaining such a high approval rating, Marketing Coordinator Sharon Tisler provided the simple answer: “We aim to please.” It seems such a simple statement, but one that is loaded with huge expectations and responsibilities. This belief of aiming to please has carried the company through over fifty years of successful business. After all, just take a look at all of the testimonials on their web site and at Angie’s List, or on FaceBook. www.ChehalisSheetMetal.com Chehalis Sheet Metal offers Trane Heat Pumps, Air Handlers, Ductless

Systems, Thermostats, Generators, Duct Cleaning, Home Energy Audits, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Exterior Doors and even Emergency Services. Truly a fantastic resource for any home improvement project that you may be tackling this year. If you are interested in learning more about these services, just visit their web site and click on the “Services” link. That page will provide descriptions and links to specific items or services that you are needing. As shown on their ad on this page, Chehalis Sheet Metal is offering no interest until January 2021 on qualifying Trane equipment! This special

More whirlpool tubs What once was a custom bathroom item is getting to be a standard feature. A recent survey of people planning a bathroom remodel indicated that more than half will include a whirlpool tub. Contractors say that, aside from the therapeutic benefits of a whirlpool tub, there is considerably more elbow room, often enough for more than one bather.

will not be available for long, so if you are in the market for Heating/ Cooling or a new roof, then call them for your Free Estimate, and tell them you saw it detailed here in the Valley Bugler. A special thank you to Chehalis Sheet Metal for helping Sponsor this Home Improvement Guide. Without sponsors and advertisers such as them, this paper would not be possible. Chehalis Sheet Metal (360)748-9221 (800)201-9221 ChehalisSheetMetal.com Photos provided by Chehalis Sheet Metal.

To get the full therapeutic benefit of the whirlpool, a tub larger than the standard bathtub size of 60 by 32 inches is highly recommended. A 72-inch tub is best, but if 60 inches is all the space available, a tub that is at least 36 inches wide, but ideally 42 inches will allow plenty of unobstructed space for the relaxing bubbles to do their job.


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Top trends for upgrading your outdoor space

(Family Features) No matter the season or the region, outdoor living is hot. As spring has sprung, here are six of the top trends that will influence the look, feel and function of outdoor spaces in 2016. Outdoor rooms: Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furnishings and accessories, you can outfit an outdoor living space in much the same way that you would any room in the home. As a result, expect to see decks with features such as integrated benches with upholstered cushions, privacy walls and ornamental post caps and railings with decorative balusters similar to those found inside the home. Railings that rule: Another outdoor

element that's being influenced by indoor styling is deck railings. When it comes to selecting the best railing for your outdoor space, design experts recommend using one of the "Three C's" - coordinate, contrast or customize. To make the selection process even easier, Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, recently introduced a set of curated railings that pair beautifully with the brand's most popular decking colors. Cooking with class: Americans have taken backyard cooking and dining to a whole new level. Heading into the outdoor living season, expect this trend to continue with increasingly functional outdoor kitchens complete with cooking islands, pizza ovens, refrigerators and all-weather cabinetry and storage features. Warming features: One of the hottest trends - literally - for 2016 is the incorporation of warming features into outdoor spaces. From candles and tiki torches to fireplaces and lighting,

products that lend physical and ambient warmth will be in high demand. Look for increased use of LED lights integrated into deck railings, stairs and yards as homeowners seek to enhance the ambiance and safety of their outdoor space and extend the time they can spend enjoying it. High-tech decks: Home automation is hugely popular right now, so it's only natural that the tech trend should migrate outdoors. From lighting and music controlled from a smart phone to motorized rear-projection screens synced to outdoor LED televisions, homeowners are now able to bring their entire entertainment system outdoors. Leisure without the labor: For those that want to spend more time enjoying, rather than maintaining, their outdoor space, high-performance composite decking, such as Trex Transcend, is an ideal choice - delivering all the beauty and aesthetics of wood without the time-consuming upkeep. Unlike wood, composite decking, resists fading, staining, scratching and mold and won't rot, warp, crack or splinter. If trex or any other major landscaping project is in your future, then it's highly possible that you will need to consider finance options. Local finance experts, Fibre Fed-

eral Credit Union, graciously compiled six finance options for community members to contemplate when budgeting with the landscaper. 1) Visa: This is usually not an option, as most landscapers do not accept credit card payment. If they do, you could end up paying significantly more than you intended in interest if you are only able to make the minimum required payment. 2) Personal Loan: An excellent option. Fibre Federal Credit Union's personal loan rates are significantly lower than credit card rates. 3) Vehicle loan: If you have the title to a car or truck, using it as collateral would provide you with an even lower rate than a personal loan, especially if it's less than 10 years old. 4) Refinance first mortgage: Only a reasonable option if you will be saving 1 point or more in interest. 5) Second mortgage / Home equity loan: Potential tax savings, and you are locked into a fixed rate. Cons would be potential fees, plus the cost of appraisal and escrow. 6) Home Equity Line of Credit: Potential tax savings, open ended in case there are other things that come up you want to pay for. Again, cons are potential fees, plus cost of appraisal and escrow. Fibre Federal Credit Union 423-8750 | www.fibrecu.com


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(Family Features) Something about warmer weather inspires homeowners to lavish attention on their homes. While painting and decluttering are great ways to revitalize home decor, there's no better way to breathe new life into interior spaces than decorating with light. Incorporating light into interior design can go far beyond a few strategically placed, attractive lamps and some upgraded overhead lights. It's possible to use both natural and artificial lighting to complement other decor and architectural elements.

Lighting types

Every home needs a little of each of the following types of lighting to meet your needs throughout the day: • Task lighting focuses light into a specific area. • Accent lighting shines a light on decorative elements. • Ambient lighting provides general lighting for everyday activities. • Natural lighting from above makes a home feel open and inviting, while also providing balanced light for everyday activities.

Natural beauty plus improved air quality

There's no debating the benefits of natural light for boosting mood. Enhance day lighting by lightening up window treatments to allow for as much sunshine as possible. Choose fresh paint colors that play well with the directional lighting and consider installing skylights in rooms where adding windows isn't practical or where more balanced natural light can add drama and differentiate living spaces. Adding skylights is a relatively lowcost, but high impact home improvement that can be accomplished by a professional in a day or two or over a single weekend. Fresh air skylights can also help reduce dependence on artificial lighting and mechanical ventilation, saving money on electricity.

Skylights can work in concert with vertical windows to provide improved passive ventilation that improves air quality and energy efficiency. For example, Energy Star-qualified fresh air skylights, such as those at veluxusa.com, let you circulate air in your home with flexible features to match your needs. Manual and electric venting models are available, but top-of-the-line, solar-powered fresh air models offer all the features of modern, no-leak skylights. They feature a solar panel that charges a hidden internal battery, which operates the control system. These skylights require no wiring, making for easy and cost-effective installation. An integrated rain sensor automatically closes the units

Above: Energy Star-qualified fresh air skylights, with decor-enhancing, energy-efficient blinds, add style while providing natural light and passive ventilation. Operated by programmable remote control, the solar powered skylights and blinds, plus installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit.

to enhance decor while improving skylight energy efficiency by as much as 45 percent. The skylights, as well as the blinds, are operated by a programmable remote control and are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit, as Skylights bring not only daylighting and fresh air are installation costs. into the bath but provide privacy as well. Enjoy abundant natural light and passive ventilation even when vertical window coverings are closed.

in case of inclement weather and all Velux skylights offer three layers of water protection backed by warranties. A variety of light-filtering, lightblocking and light-controlling solarpowered blinds are also available in a mix of designer colors and patterns

Lightening colors

Some hues absorb more light, making them appear darker and causing the room to look dark. Fresh paint brightens any room, but to amplify the effect choose lighter, less intense colors and remember colors appear truer when they are awash in natural light. Continue the color upgrade through key decorating elements, such as

upholstery fabric, accent rugs, window treatments and wall art.

Upgrading other light sources

While you take steps to maximize the amount of natural light that enters your home, artificial lighting is always necessary, whether at night or for a dreary day. Choose light fixtures - including floor and table lamps - that continue the bright, easy atmosphere you've already created with color and natural light. Keep in mind the importance of layering light with a mix of sources throughout a room and choose lighting styles that fit the room's purpose. For more ideas on lightening up your home, and to view the available types of skylights, blinds and accessories, visit this web site: www.whyskylights.com


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2016 Home & Garden Show is here! Dividing perennials step by step April 30th - May 1st Sat., April 30th: 9am - 6pm Sun., May 1st: 10am - 5pm Admission: $2 or 2 cans food (See ad same page) It’s that time of the year when thousands upon thousands of local residents descend upon the Cowlitz Expo Center for the Home & Garden Show, put on by the Lower Columbia Contractor’s Association. Hundreds of vendors display their wares and offer specials only found at the H&G Show, offering everything from fresh flowers and landscaping supplies to solar energy, remodeling, roofing materials and bids. In short, just about everyone will find something to satisfy their Spring or current year home improvement project palate. Teaming up with the Washington State University Master Gardener’s program, the H&G Show will offer free classes and workshops on various subjects that any NW Native could hope for regarding gardening. (Classes listed at the end of this article) The Home & Garden Show charges a $2 admission or 2 cans of food. All of which is donated to a local food bank charity. The amount of free

giveaways and service discounts more than makes up for the entrance fee. The Lower Columbia Contractor’s Association represents over 200 local area businesses, many of whom will be offering their services and products for your inspection. The Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to come and get quotes for home repairs, discover new products and see the latest models of air conditioners or roofing materials. Whether you are looking to find a new landscape artist for your front yard to increase curb appeal, or talk to some roofing specialists about that leaky ceiling, the Home & Garden Show is where you’ll find your answers. WORKSHOPS • How to Grow a Red Tomato • Extending Vegetable Season • Tips to Control Moles • Bringing Color to your Garden • Attracting Pollinators • Putting in a Rain Garden • Summer Pruning Fruit Trees • Basics of Composting FREE Workshops are sponsored by WSU Extension and WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners.

* If the weather has been very dry, water plants the day before. * Cut into the soil with your spade about six to eight inches from the edge of the plant’s crown, then dig around and under the entire plant before lifting carefully. * Place the plant on the tarp and remove any dead, woody material. * Take new divisions from vigorously growing outer sections. Some plants fall apart easily. Shasta daisies, asters, bee balm, or lamb’s ears can be divided into pieces by hand, while others (tilbe, hosta, and Siberian iris) require a sharp knife. * Set divisions in a shady spot and protect the roots from drying out with a damp piece of burlap until replanting. It’s best to replant as soon as possible, but if you can’t, pot your divisions up in spare nursery pots and store them in a shady spot, keeping well watered. * To replant, work in soil enrichments like compost or well-rotted manure,

rake the bed level, and plant the divisions, leaving enough space for growth (exact spacing depends on the height and spread). * Water with a dose of water-soluble transplant fertilizer. Tools for dividing perennials: * Small tarp to protect surfaces and simplify clean-up * Digging spade, shovel or fork * Rake to level beds when replanting * Knife / handsaw for tough clumps * Small axe for tough plants like large ornamental grasses * Water source and hose


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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 - www.kalama-lions.com. 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. ancestry.com/~wamrwcdar/ 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: mtsthelensclub.org or 360- 673-2799 NATIONAL ASSOC. OF ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Longview - Kelso Chapter 1070, meet the 1st Wednesday @ 11:30 a.m. at the Monticello Hotel, Longview. Info: 423.6032. LOWER COLUMBIA WOODCARVERS Tues 5 - 7 p.m. & Thurs. 1 - 4 p.m . @ LV Senior Center 274-3175 LONGVIEW BORDER CROSSINGS Volks walking meet on 2nd Tuesdays at St. John’s Hospital, Longview, @ 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Sam Korff 503-728-0400 KELSO ROTARY Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m. Lunch available to purchase. Kelso Longview Elks Lodge Call 414-5406 for more information ALTRUSA of Longview/Kelso meets Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.. 1st - Board; 2nd - Business; 3rd - Committee; 4th - Program; Lunch served for $5 at all meetings except Board. Meet at Altrusa room at CAP. THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Christian Intervention program for the chemically dependent, meets Wednesday 6 p.m. at Landmark United Pentecostal, 4333 Ocean Beach Hwy, 360-636-0580 LONGVIEW GARDEN CLUB meets at 10 a.m. the 4th Thurs. Jan. - November; Sept. - Oct. Due to holidays, Nov. & Dec. meetings are on the 3rd Thurs. Most mtngs Grace Lutheran Church in Longview. Info: 425-0755 COWLITZ BEE ASSOCIATION meets the 3rd Thursday each month @ WSU Extension Office, 7 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS of Longview meets Thursday @ 7:30pm at Longview United Methodist Church. 2851 30th Ave, Longview. Info: Gloria 360-7497449 or www.oa.org NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) "Connections" Open Support Group Mondays @ 4-5:30pm and Thursdays 12-1:30pm. STRIVE Series; Dealing with emotional and/or addiction issues Tuesdays 1-2:30pm: Counseling availabe. Call (360)703-6722 NAMI SW WA Kelso office: 109 Allen St, Kelso WA

Abernathy Assembly of God 702 Abernathy Creek Rd. Longview Phone: 360-636-1620 Website: www.AbernathyAoG.com 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. facebook.com/thefireside First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2000 East Kessler Blv - Longview 360.425.4220 Rev. Eric Atcheson lvfirstchristian.org revericatcheson.blogspot.com 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. www.GraceIsReal.org (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 www.Glcmslv.net Bethany Lutheran Church (360)414-4147 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview Office: (360)577-8240 Pastor Julie Bracken Grace United Methodist Church, Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Vader, 295.3402 Rev. Steven A. Caskey, pastor Castle Rock Christian Church Sunday worship service – 12:15 p.m. 542 Huntington Ave. S, Castle R. Potluck every 2nd Sunday Sunday school – 9 am (all ages) Quilting on Mondays & Thursdays Sunday Worship – 10 am Dr. John Leffler, Senior Pastor Baptist Church 6th-12th Gr. youth Wed, 6-7:30 pm Highland’s 371 20th Avenue 425-1960 Longview 360-274-6771 M-F, 9:30a -1:30pm Sunday School 9:00am Call for home groups/studies Worship Service 11:00am www.cr-cc.org Pastor Larry Pedigo 703-2117 Castle Rock Church of the Nazarene House of Prayer for All Nations 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock 868 9th ave. Longview, WA Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:15 AM Evening church service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service 6 PM Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am Rev. Reo McBride, 274.6546 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Allen Street, Kelso Castle Rock First Baptist Church 2200 (360) 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock M & F423-3650 Daily Mass 12:15 PM Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Worship 11a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 3-6pm Kalama Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Eader Castle Rock Church of Nazarene 112 Vincent Rd, Kalama WA 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock 9:45am - Sunday School (360)274-6546 11:00am - Worship Pastor Reo McBride www.kalamabaptist.com 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. www.kelsofirstumc.org Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Lexington Bible Fellowship Central Christian Church 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) 401 Crawford St., Kelso Sunday school @ 9:45am Worship -11am, school @ 9:30am Sunday worship @ 11am Jerry Hancuff Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Pastor www.lexingtonbible.org 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 www.yourlifecenter.com 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 www.elclongview.com Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Sun. Traditional Service 11 a.m. Sun. Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Pastor John Williams 423.6380 Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso LongviewCommunityChurch.org Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am Longview Presbyterian Church www.fflbc.org 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Church Office (360) 425-4390 Worship and Children’s Class: Sundays at 10am Fathers House Church Bill Van Nostran 577-8951 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview Pastor www.longviewpresbychurch.net Worship Sundays: 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Longview Pentecostal Church www.FathersHouseChurch.com 4333 OB Highway, 636-0580 Sunday School 11am, Worship 12pm Fireside Fellowship Bible Study Wed 7pm, Youth Fri. 7pm 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Pastor Perry Hanchey

New and Living Way Church 951 Delaware St., Longview Sundays 10am & 6pm Wednesdays 7pm 703-3340 newandlivingwaychurch.org Oak Point Community Church 445 Oakpoint Rd, Longview Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Thursday Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor Doug McMurray #577-6037

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

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

St. Mary Catholic Church 120 Powell Rd., Castle Rock 274.7404 W & Th Daily Mass 8:30A Sunday Mass 8:30A St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 412 Pioneer Ave., Box 1467 Castle Rock Worship 10 a.m. Sunday - 274.9393 St. Paul Lutheran Church 312 First Ave. SW, PO Box 847, Castle Rock 274.6604 9 & 11am Sunday Worship. Adult Study & Sunday School 10:10am Tues 10:30am Text Study Wed: 5:30pm Youth Group Wed: 7:30pm Adult Bible Study Pastor Bob Sinclair St. Rose Catholic Church 2571 Nichols Blvd Longview, WA 360-425-4660 The Salvation Army Church 1639 10th Ave, Longview Sunday School @ 9:45am Holiness Meeting @ 11:00am 360-423-3992 St. Stephens Episcopal 1428 - 22nd, Longview WA Office: (360)423-5600 Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:00am www.sslv.org 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 journeyadventist.com Stella Lutheran Chapel 124 Sherman Road, Longview Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) Toledo New Life Assembly of God 420 Silver Street, Toledo 864-4366 Worship: Sun. @ 10am, Wed. @ 6pm Dinner on Wednesdays @ 5:15pm Food Bank: Last Tue/Wed of month Toutle Christian Fellowship 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Denny Martinez www.toutle.org (360)274-6305 Vader Assembly of God Church 302 - 6th St., Vader (360)295-3756 Pastor Tracy Durham Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 6:00pm Wed. Adult Study, Kidz Church: 7p.m. Valley View Church of God 1435 - 33rd Ave, Longview WA Pastor Dwayne Cothron (360)636-6787 Worship Sundays @ 10am & 6pm Word of Life Christian Center 277 Brown Rd. E, Chehalis Sunday 9:45am / Wed 7pm Study 360-864-4407 / 360-523-8828


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Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

Pooling our resources By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Columnist

Nona Perry and I drive from Woodland to the YMCA in Longview several times a week to use the gym and to attend a water aerobics class. I’ve been making that drive three times a week for the past 15 years. Once Woodland has a pool, Nona and I look forward to exercising more and driving less. Woodlanders have dreamed of a community pool for decades, and at last it looks like that dream will become a reality. The Woodland Community Swimming Pool Committee (WCSPC) moved one lap closer on March 19 to reaching its goal of building a community pool and recreation center. The committee’s first fundraiser of 2016, called “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” was held at the Holland America Bulb Farm. The invitation-only event was attended by 130 supporters who raised $1.1 million for the cause. More events will be held throughout the year, allowing all supporters to contribute funds, time, materials, talents and excitement to the project. Southbound travelers on I-5 near Horseshoe Lake can get a good look at the site of the future recreation center, which is prominently marked by a sign stating, “Future YMCA Home.” This visible location, near I-5, Horseshoe Lake and downtown Woodland, will add to the facility’s membership draw from surrounding communities. The WCSPC will partner with the YMCA of ColumbiaWillamette to operate the facility. Parade floats promoting the pool have made a big splash in Woodland, Yacolt, Ridgefield, Amboy and LaCenter, communities that will benefit from the facility. Benno Dobbe, co-owner of Holland America and president and chairman of the pool committee,

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said, “We’re done testing the waters. It is time to make a splash!” Dobbe has worked for years to move the project forward. The committee acquired 2.8 acres across from Horseshoe Lake, and Benno and Klazina Dobbe donated an adjacent .9-acre parcel to create the 3.7-acre site. Because plans call for a pool, a gym, cardiovascular and strengthtraining rooms, activity rooms and meeting rooms, the committee calls this the “More Than a Pool” campaign. Community businesses are showing support in big ways. Burgerville held a pulled-pork fundraiser with all proceeds going to the project; West Coast Training made a commitment to donate demolition and excavation at the site; and many other businesses, including Advanced Signs, Pacific Screen Printers, Robertson & Olson Construction, Inc., the Firstenburg Foundation and the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette have generously pledged money or services. Greg and Robin Chilton; Dick Colf; Benno and Klazina Dobbe, Jay Houser, Gary and Roberta Petrson and Jeff and Yvonne Woolever are among those who have made donations to move the project forward. Contributions of all sizes will help the project reach its goal of raising $12.6 million. To contribute, make checks payable to WCSPC and mail to 1066 S. Pekin Rd., Woodland, WA 98674. The WCSP is a 501(c)(3)organization; therefore, donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit: www.WoodlandYMCA.org Pat Nelson, is co-creator of three humorous and sometimes edgy anthologies: ‘Not Your Mother’s Book: On Being a Parent’ (Amazon.com & retailers); On Being a Grandparent; and On Working for a Living.

'Zootopia'

Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore Voices: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman Running Time 1 Hr., 48 mins; PG My Rating: A-

By Blake Peterson Valley Bugler Columnist ““Zootopia” is the kind of children’s movie that’s so good you forget you’re watching a film made for tots and not for you. Granted, I’m not among the parents being begged by their kids to go see the film (I’m just a critic with an obligation). But the movie is the sort I’d easily see again in theaters by myself, uncaring of expected side eyes from strangers because it’s such a confoundingly fun time. You can hardly expect anything less from Walt Disney’s Animation Studios, a production company who has ceaselessly proven itself to be incapable of making something unworthy of our time. “Zootopia” continues this trend, an instantaneous favorite in a canon full of them. Its story involves Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), a bunny rabbit who dreams of overcoming her physical limitations and becoming a big city cop. As the film transports us to a world where the world’s population solely consists of anthropomorphic mammals, most around her laugh at her dreams; but, being a thrill-seeker inept at taking harsh words into consideration, she commits the hard work necessary to live out her childhood fantasies. But adjustment isn’t as quick as Judy would like it to be; upon arriving in Zootopia, the booming metropolis that acts as the center of the world, she is taken about as seriously as

she was in her hometown, the minuscule Bunnyburrow. Her fellow officers consist mostly of gigantic mammals you’d only find on a particular scenic safari — her chief (Idris Elba) is an African buffalo — and so she’s immediately assigned to traffic duty, her abilities cast aside because her size is so laughably small. But the city, in the meantime, is being plagued by mysterious disappearances that seem to be connected. Judy has a feeling that she could crack the case, and, with the help of Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a slick, grifting fox with plenty of shady leads, she weasels her way into investigation, much to the dismay of her boss. What ensues is a sprightly, funny, and disarmingly smart whodunit/ buddy cop comedy bursting with personality, so jam packed with sly oneliners and cultural references that its lurking social commentary (paralleling racial prejudice) proves itself to be a gleaming cherry at the top of its tasty dessert of escapism. It’s a rich cake of bright humor, subtly humanistic drama, and awe-inspiring visuals, and its energetic voice cast, featuring everyone from Tommy Chong to Shakira, is the very thing that makes it unstoppably winsome. So take what you can get — “Zootopia” is a dependably ingenious work of supple entertainment. Here, we can have our cake and eat it, too, and there’s no shame in being older than an average elementary schooler and hoping for a sequel. A student at the University of Washington, Blake will major in Visual Communications or Journalism. petersonreviews.com

GET PUZZLED!


Page 14 • Valley Bugler • April 2016 mobile friendly, then chances are it is hurting you in the search engines. BUSTED. Every Business needs a good website Some businesses believe they don’t need a site. I’m open to this idea, but I have yet to hear a compelling argument (from a company that wants to stay in business) to not have a website. This one is TRUE.

By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist In every industry there is a a lot of folklore and myths. Mostly things people believe because they alway have. Spoiler alert: with the exception of Big Foot a lot of myths can be busted. I encourage you to sit down and take a closer look into what you believe to be true about your website. Build it and they will come BUSTED: Having a great website is not a one time thing to check off on a todo list. You need to market TO your website. Your website needs to be an active part of your marketing plan. The most important part is that it looks professional Yes a professional design is important. But, (BUSTED) even more important is the site’s functionality. What are a sites goal and is it achieving it? “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs Stock Photos make my site look awesome Proper use of royalty free images

can add professionalism and help tell your story. Just keep in mind if you are using a photo that you bought on the Internet, chances are millions of other websites are using the same image. Google can actually penalize you if you use images that they have seen on other sites. BUSTED The search engines prefer unique content. Use stock images wisely. If my home page is optimized, my site is set BUSTED Your home page is still the most important page to optimize. It is the front door to your site, but the search engines index all of the pages, your primary subpages and blog need to have the same level of optimization. Visitors will read everything on my site. No they won't, but don't take it personally. You know this, you’re skimming this article. ~:-) BUSTED Be sure to use bullets and bolded text for emphasis. My site works fine on Mobile We hope so, but If you didn’t intentionally design your site to be

Do you have an example of a business that you don’t think would benefit from a website? Have anymore myths to add to my list? I’d love for you to let me know. Thanks for skimming.

Oscar Myre IV is the head web developer at RAM Mounts in Seattle, WA. Oscar enjoys playing outside with his kiddos and doing crazy events like the Tough Mudder. Check out: rammount.com

Happy birthday to two very special ladies in our lives! Cousin Halle and Auntie Pam! We love you SO much, and hope you celebrate with all your very favorite things, including our newest baby cousin, Parker! Thanks Auntie Pam and Uncle Money - we love him to bits!!!! ☺

A snail buys a fast car... There was once a snail who was sick and tired of his reputation for being so slow. He decided to get some fast wheels to make up the difference. After shopping around a while, he decided that the Datson 240-Z was the car to get. So the snail goes to the nearest Datsun dealer and says he wants to buy the 240-Z, but he wants it repainted “240-S”.

The dealer asks, “Why ‘S’?” The snail replies, “’S’ stands for snail. I want everybody who sees me roaring past to know who’s driving.” Well, the dealer doesn’t want to lose the unique opportunity to sell a car to a snail, so he agrees to have the car repainted for a small fee. The snail gets his new car and spent the rest of his days roaring happily down the highway at top speed. And whenever anyone would see him zooming by, they’d say “Wow! Look at that S-car go!”


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Adorable Adoptee

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hen Cpl. Matt Foster left Afghanistan after his tour of duty in 2013, he didn't know whether he would ever see his K-9 partner again. For nine months, Foster and Sgt. Mick, a black Labrador retriever, lived and worked together keeping the military compound at Camp Leatherneck and the surrounding area in Helmand Province safe from explosive attack. Foster's interest in becoming a military dog handler in the Marine Corps came from a high school friend who served and ultimately lost his life in Afghanistan. "I'd always loved dogs and this seemed like a good fit for me," he said. "Only a certain number of dogs are assigned to a unit, so I was fortunate to be selected." After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Foster did not give up in his quest to adopt Mick. The 7-year-old Lab had been discharged for medical reasons and Foster said he lost count of the number of adoption forms he sent attempting to be reunited with his dog. "It is very difficult for a Marine infantry K-9 handler to keep his dog when he returns from active duty overseas," Foster recalled. "Once back in California, the dogs go on a truck to North Carolina to be redeployed, and generally we never see them again." That, in fact, is what happened with one of Foster's two explosives detection dogs. "Macey, a chocolate Lab, was my first dog and Mick joined us later," he said. "Macey and Mick were my babies; we lived, ate and slept together for more than a year." Ultimately, Foster's quest to reconnect with Mick was successful, and they are together living in Colorado. "When I first got Mick back, I was worried that I might not be able to take care of him," he recalled. "After what you go through with your dog in the service and then adopt them afterward, you wouldn't want to say

Above: Senior Deputy Sheriff Danielle Delpit and K-9 partner Dano; At Left: Cpl. Matt Foster and K-9 partner Sgt. Mick.

goodbye to your partner because you couldn't afford to take care of him." Once military and police dogs retire, with no guaranteed pension for their medical care, the burden and cost of care often fall solely on their caregivers. Now an advocate for military dog adoption, Foster has joined The Sage Foundation for Dogs Who Serve and the RIMADYL K-9 Courage program to help other retired military dogs and handlers. The RIMADYL K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that, together with The Sage Foundation and National Police Dog Foundation, provides financial and in-kind product donations of $150,000 annually to support the veterinary needs for up to 500 retired police and military K-9s. "I'm a big believer in the power of the human-animal bond, and I think anyone who loves a dog can relate to that special relationship," said J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DAPVP, Group Director, Companion Animal Marketing for Zoetis, the company behind the program. "But it goes to another level with these former working dogs. I think it's difficult for most of us to even comprehend how special that relationship is." Foster agrees: "I know firsthand the wear and tear on these dogs while they are in service, and having a program to help offset their medical needs is very helpful." {Family Features}

Meet ''Mr. Boots'

Mr. Boots will crawl right onto your lap, with his motor running, and will steal your heart. He's a young cat, 4-5 months old, who was rescued from certain death. Mr. Boots is FIV (Feline Immunedeficiary Virus) positive, and had he ended up at any municipal animal shelter, he would have been euthanized because they don't have the staff to place "special needs cats". But this little guy deserves a chance! He's very affectionate; in fact, it was difficult getting his photo taken because he wouldn't sit still; he wanted to be held and loved on. Mr. Boots's favorite time of day is sitting on his foster mom's lap,

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

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watching TV and purring. He has the softest coat; he feels more like a bunny fur than feline. Mr. Boots needs to be an indooronly cat, and the only cat in the household because FIV can be spread to other felines. Dogs and people, however, are not affected. If you'd like to read more about the FIV, please visit Google or speak with a vet. For more information contact: rpaws.petfinder.org 673-7373


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