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From the Editor’s Desk It's Father's Day! It's the beginning of summer, and this issue is packed full of family friendly things "to do", as well as to put on your summer bucket list. June heralds the beginning of festivals and Fairs galore. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to say "I'm bored" around this area. From festivals to beautiful local hikes and beaches, there are more than enough activities to keep youngsters entertained while school is out. Does everybody immediately think of Alice Cooper's 1972 release of "School's Out For Summer" song? It rings through my head every year as school lets out, whether it is playing on the radio or not! We live in the great Northwest - we just need to go outside to the playground that awaits. Water, Mountains, Farmer's Markets and more wait just outside our door. Let's go have some fun. Father's Day. June. These should be inspiring happy thoughts for me, but they don't. Many of you have journeyed with me this year since my beautiful mom died. Last June. Yes, it is time for the "First Year" to come to a close. And anyone who has ever been in a position of grieving a loved one, understands the importance of the date. And the date passing. It's definitely an interesting time to ponder for my family. We will be visiting Ocean Shores on Father's Day weekend, to spread moms ashes. Her favorite beach. Her favorite place to sit, read a book and listen to the ocean. To hunt for sand dollars and

shells. To just explore and commune with the Lord. To enjoy time with her husband. To bundle up in a million coats and warm blankets and hats to sit on the beach because she wanted to. Yes, it will be hard this year for us all. But it closes a season of deep grieving, and moves into a time of "now the future". We are supposed to be celebrating, and we do, it is just a different kind of celebration, tinted with sadness and a longing for the woman who made all of our lives a little bit brighter with her presence. Father's Day weekend also shares another hallmark occasion for my parents - their Anniversary. This will be hard for my dad. My incredible Poppy. I think I started calling my Dad "Poppy" when I was in highschool. Honestly, I don't remember why - it was just a term of endearment that I didn't hear other people calling their dads. It stuck. Chloe, our first-born daughter, and my parent's first grandchild, clung to the name as well. It was so much cuter coming from her mouth than mine. :-) All the grandkiddos have adopted this name as his, and it is so sweet to hear them call out his name with screams of laughter and adoration. Poppy. This past year has been one of the toughest of our lives. Of your life. Through our grief, you have risen to the occasion of continuing to be a fantastic daddy to my brothers and I. The love that I hold for you is as strong as ever, and I treasure

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EMAIL: EDITOR@VALLEYBUGLER.COM every moment we share together. Whether it's laughing, crying, enjoying a jazz show (photo at right) or just breathing in the warm summer air, I'm proud to enjoy the moment with you as your daughter. You have taught me so very much, and continue to teach and inspire me to live a life greater than the one I am living now. Your love and support this year has been immeasurable in its wealth and importance to my spirit. Happy Father's Day Poppy. I love you very, very much. Until next month. Michelle Myre, Publisher./Editor

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Sat. June 18th • Long Beach, WA

This years “Beach to Chowder” 5K and 10K Run/Walk is expected to draw even more entries for fun-goers at the Long Beach Peninsula. Just a short drive down Ocean Beach Hwy on State Route 4, or over on the Oregon side, take Hwy 30 Long Beach is within easy access from I-5 corridor. Touted as the world’s longest beach, you can’t miss it. The race features meandering ocean view routes on beach and over dunes, with walkers, strollers and dogs allowed on the 5K course! All registered participants receive a free ticket to the chowder lunch, and complimentary drink refreshments at the finish line. Non-registered friends and family may purchase a delicious Chowder Feed Lunch Ticket for only $5.00. Notable as the best coastal course in the Northwest, the Beach to Chowder Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, June 18, starting and finishing at the arch at Bolstad on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Fun, family friendly and casually competitive 5K and 10K events. Please note: Online registration closes at Midnight on June 12th.

The 5K and 10K events are run on the hard pack sand, next to grassy dunes and takes in breathtaking ocean views. Start time for the 10K is 9AM with a 9:15AM start for the relaxed 5K run/ walk (strollers permitted). The finish line is just a block from the Chowder Feed and Awards Ceremony, as well as the fun shops, ice cream stands, and restaurants of this quintessential beach town. The Chowder Feed and music begins at 10:30am at Veteran’s Field. 11:00am the Timing stops, and at 11:30am Door Prizes and Awards happen. Chowder Run awards will be given to runners finishing in the top three places for women and men in each of eight age-group divisions. Trophies will be given to the top overall male and female finishers in all three races. All finishers will receive a medal and will be entered in a drawing for prizes donated by the town’s merchants. For full registration and more information on the Beach to Chowder Run, please visit: Registration Fees: $20 Run/Walk without shirt. ($15 T-shirts may be available).

24th Annual Bow-Tie Bash JULY 2ND, 2016

Each year on the first Saturday in July, we host a car show! This year, it’s on July 2nd from 9am - 3pm on Commerce Ave in Downtown Longview. Admission is FREE to enjoy over 300+ show cars, and show is open to All American Made and /or American Muscle Powered vehicles. Registration day of Show at 9am. • Pre-registration: $15/car until June 18. • After June 18 the fee is $20/car “Best of Show” award & Sponsor Awards, Dash Plaques, Music, 50/50 Split and Raffle Prizes ensure a fun time for everyone. All monies raised are donated to local charities. Columbia River Corvettes is a non-profit organization located in the Longview/Kelso area. Since the first show in 1993, Columbia River Corvettes has donated over $65,000 to local charities. They

have included United Way of Cowlitz County, Neighbors in Need, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Hospice, Community House, Children’s Community Resources, Corvettes Conquer Cancer, Backpack Buddies, Relay for Life, and so many more. The group also provides LCC Automotive Scholarships. Be sure to wear your sunscreen and grab a camera for this family friendly event on July 2nd! For more info & Registration: Gary (360-430-7232) (Photos courtesy Col. Riv. Corvettes)

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Events, Festivals & Fun - Oh My! Saturdays & Sundays all Summer in Long Beach, WA: Enjoy Face Painting, a Horse & Wagon and other fun family things to do at the world’s longest beach! Sidewalk chalk contests, horse riding and of course kite flying fun. Long Beach, WA June 4: Annual International Festival at the Lower Columbia College student center. Browse “world market” vendors, live music, ethnic food booths and more! The five $20 cash prizes will be awarded at about 10:55 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 12:55 p.m., 1:55 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. just before a performance. People must register at the Ethnic Support Council table before the drawings and must be present to win. Individuals may register only once. SCHEDULE 10:00 No Noe Ka Mauna: Hawaiian dance 11:00 Ekome Dance Troupe: African dance 11:30 Süsse Füsse International Folk Dance 12:00 High Step Dance Academy: youth dance 12:30 World Fashion Show: All welcome! 12:40 Salsa with Silvia: dance lessons 12:45 No Noe Ka Mauna: Hawaiian dance 1:00 Süsse Füsse International Folk Dance 2:00 Wild Rose Garland: English dance 3:00 NW Medicine Horse Singers: Native American drum

Admission is FREE. 360-7514427 June 7: 31st Anniversary GOONIES Day Celebration! Head to Astoria, Oregon June 11: Waikiki Beach Concert Series at Cape Disappointment State Park begins. Free Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian concerts every other Saturday through end of August. Concert dates for 2016 are June 11 and 25; July 9 and 23; and August 13 and 27. Concerts start at 7pm and last about ninety minutes. Washington State Discover Pass required. June 17-July 3: Annual Astoria Festival of Music. In one short decade the Astoria Music Festival has become one of the most active summer musical events in the Northwest. Join their Celebration of HEROES, from Beethoven to David Bowie, at their 14th Season. It’s a feast for the senses! June 18-19: 35th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival in Ocean Park, WA where "It's Chic to Reek". Free for the whole family, and full of lots of music, crafts and FOOD. June 16-19: Woodland Planter’s Days with parade, rides, frog-jumping contest and classic car show. June 17-19: Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. Live music and plenty of family fun! June 17-19: Winlock Egg Days in Winlock, WA. Visit historic Winlock, home of the World’s Largest Egg! Car show, parade, and many additional events. Visit their facebook page for more info.

June 17th - 18th 64th Washington State Square & Folk Dance Festival 8am – 10pm "Tall Timber Calling" Mainstream, Plus, Rounds, Clogging, Youth, Vendors. $20 at the door, online information and registration available:

June 25-26: Arts of the Mountain. 10am - 6pm. Fine arts, music & food. Visit or “Arts of the Mountain” on Face-

book. Tsuga Gallery: Featuring more than 30 local artists’ work, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural displays. 1923 locomotive outside. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays May through October, or by appt. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 849-4353

$5 5k and other fun stuff For more information of any of the following events, call the Parks and Rec at 442-5400 or online: $5 5k It's a $5 5k to encourage everyone of all ages to come and run! The first $5 5k is on Saturday, June 18th from 9am - 10:30am at Roy Morse Park. For more information, call the Parks and Rec at 442-5400. FIRECRACKER FUN RUN SATURDAY, JULY 2nd 5:00pm - 7:30pm This non-competitive fun run is for all ages, and consists of one lap around Lake Sacajawea Park. Prizes for first place overall male and female, youth and adult. Free raffle drawings

and refreshments for everyone. Start the race with a confetti popper and end with a firecracker popsicle! Cotton shirts, tank tops, or Tech shirts are available to order. Deadline to order shirts is June 26th. Day of run registration begins at 4:00pm. PRESCHOOL CAMPS (Ages 3-5) Join Instructors Michelle Aldrich and Linda Zandi for a fun summer of adventure during the week! Each camp has a special theme, and allows kids to explore examine and discover developmental skills while enabling independent thinking and hands-on activity. Superhero & Fairy Tales Adventures Nature Discovery Butterflies, Bugs & Busy Bees Pirates Sail the Ocean Blue

Church Feud There was a feud between the Pastor and the Choir Director of The Hicksville Southern Baptist Church. It seems the first hint of trouble came when the Pastor preached on "dedicating yourselves to service," and the Choir Director chose to sing: "I Shall Not Be Moved." Trying to believe it was a coincidence, the Pastor put the incident behind him. The next Sunday he preached on "giving." Afterwards, the choir squirmed as the Director led them in the hymn: "Jesus Paid It All." By this time, the Pastor was losing his temper. Sunday morning attendance swelled as the tension between the two built. A large crowd showed up the next week to hear his

sermon on "the sin of gossiping." Would you believe the Choir Director selected: "I Love To Tell The Story." There was no turning back. The following Sunday the Pastor told the congregation that unless something changed he was considering resignation. The entire church gasped when the Choir Director led them in: "Why Not Tonight." Truthfully, no one was surprised when the Pastor resigned a week later, explaining that Jesus had led him there and Jesus was leading him away. The Choir Director could not resist: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."

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Register NOW for Summer!

Longview Parks and Rec invites the community to "get signed up for Summer Fun!" Full brochure online and available on location. Or call 360-442-5400

Summer registration is now open - Our community will have an unforgettable summer with over 20 events and 100 camps to choose from! Join Longview’s recreation community, enhance your quality of your life, and connect with our beautiful community! Visit us online at Summer Recreation Opportunities, call Longview Recreation at 442-5400, or visit us at 2920 Douglas St. in Longview, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MUD PLAY DAY All Ages - FREE Saturday June 25th, 1-4pm Roy Morse Park, 373 Morse Pkwy Bring the kids and help kick off the summer Mud Play Day. Did you know? Mud play offers unique tactile, sensory experiences that are vital to a child's developing brain. As children run mud through fingers, scoop mud from containers, and create mud pies, they develop their hand-eye coordination and learn about cause and effect. Research shows that kids who play in dirt (including very wet dirt) develop stronger immune systems that can pave the way for better health throughout their adult lives. Mud is also good for the heart, and not just because of all the cardio exercise that it inspires. A 2010 study from Northwestern University found that exposure to the germs and pathogens found in dirt can reduce a child's risk of cardiovascular inflammation in adulthood. Mud makes kids happy. Well, that much is obvious, but according to the National Wildlife Federation, studeis have shown that making 'direct contact with soil...has been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety, and facilitate learning.' Special thanks to DeRosier Truck-

ing for supplying us with nice clean mud, and Longview Fire Department for nice clean water to hose down with. Bathrooms available. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. Complimentary garbage bag provided. For all ages - FREE! FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER FUN Fun camps, classes and more await for summer kids with the Longview Recreation! Some classes: 1, 2, 3 Money & Me Outdoor Adventure & Survivor Lego Adventures Nature Explorers Chef Academy Lego City Camp Art Adventures Space Academy Sports of All Sorts Discovery Camps Mint Valley Explorers provides a unique camp for kids to explore and discover a variety of sports offered at Mint Valley racquet and golf complex besides traditional recreational sports, games and crafts in the gym and outdoor nature exploration in the fields and gardens. Every week a new skill is learned from golf, tennis, pickleball and soccer - choose one week or all of them. Breakfast and lunch provided daily. Financial Assistance may be available for qualifying families, please inquire with the Rec office. Northlake Explorers A summer of exploring! Campers will be split up into age squads each week and staff will lead them in an adventure full of organized fun! Active play through sports, games, arts, and crafts, all with an emphasis on nature exploration. Northlake Gardens, Longview Public Library, LCC Rock Climbing, Mark Morris Swim Pool and Lake Sacajawea Park are a few of the stops for the summer fun. Breakfast and Lunch provided daily. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying families. Inquire with the Rec office.

Silver Lake Grange Saturday Market The Silver Lake Grange will be holding "Saturday Market" on the 2nd Saturday of each month, May through September. We are looking for plants, flowers, farm fresh items,

handmade items, Arts and crafts and other unique items. We are also accepting vendors for these events. Contact: Kevlyn 360431-9802

On June 20th this year, we celebrate the summer solstice in our neck of the woods. But just what is a solstice and why do we celebrate it, anyways? Technical jargon says the June solstice happens when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, is most inclined toward the sun. It’s the Summer Solstice for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice for those living in the Southern Hemisphere. In the USA and some other areas of the northern hemisphere, this special date heralds the first day of summer. This is the day of the year that has the longest period of daylight, except in chilly polar regions, where their daylight is continous. The most important part for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest, is that we are now at our closest point to the warm shiny orb in the sky. Summer has been celebrated since ancient times, with a common thread with current trends, as a time popular for weddings.

An interesting fact that has offered up debate fodder for interested parties, is the building of Stonehenge. Built sometime around 3100BC, some people believe it was built to help establish when the summer solstice occurred. Reasons behind this theory culminate behind the fact that the sun rises at a particular point on the horizon as viewed from the center of the stone circle on day of the June solstice. Perhaps at that point, the builders may have started counting the days of the year. Midsummer festivals or celebrations were held around the time of the June solstice in old Europe by pagans, such as the Feast of Epona, from ancient Gaul. Lots of pagan god worship ensued. Bonfires were popular in the Slavic and Celtic people groups, and after the rise of Christianity, many of these celebrations were incorporated into the Christian religion. Here in the Northwest, we choose to celebrate Summer....all summer long. Happy Summer Solstice!

Critics day in Heaven It was Critics’ Day in heaven, when all celebrated biblical figures reflected on their life experiences on earth, and decided what would have been the best approach to performing their respective feats. On the floor today was Moses’ parting of the Red Sea in order to escape the pursuing Egyptians. First up was Noah, who said he would have would have used divine foresight to construct an ark in advance, and conveyed the Israelites across. Peter objected to this, claiming Noah’s method was too technical, stating that he would have simply helped the Israelites walk on the water across the sea. Elijah objected, calling Peter’s method unreliable. He then proposed calling fire down from heaven to consume the Red Sea. Solomon pointed out that this did not solve the problem of the Egyptians. Elijah looked at them incredulously, before saying what appeared to him as obvious: he would call fire down on the Egyptians too.

Daniel remarked that Elijah’s method wasn’t cost-effective. He, and a now furious Elijah, then plunged into a heated argument. Finally, Balaam stood up, and proposed placing his donkey in front of all the advancing Egyptians. They all stared at him in awe.

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Celebrate June as

“Great Outdoors Month”

Get involved in outdoor activities this summer! June 2016, the 13th annual Great Outdoors Month, highlights the benefits of fresh air, exercise, and volunteering at the park. Turn off the “tube” and jump IN a “tube” for some outdoor fun! Another focus of this special month is the younger generation. Kids, teens and 20somethings are spending too much time with their computers, computer games and television sets. In June, we hope to lure everyone outdoors more often. Maybe in the months that follow, they will continue to enjoy playing catch, jumping rope, swimming and water skiing, or playing tennis. Let young people know that volunteering at the park will help them meet new people while doing good work. Whether they help to build a shelter, clean up the picnic area or sell popcorn at a ball game, they will be spending time outdoors and meeting people who could become

their friends. June is the best time of year to take advantage of all the activities available at parks. Local parks have gone to a lot of expense to make sure their ball diamonds, tennis courts, swimming pools and hiking trails are ready for you. But don’t let the kids have all the fun. No matter what your age, going to the park is always enjoyable. As always, take sunscreen with you. Better still, apply it at home before you leave. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and reapply sunscreen every few hours. National Trails Day is June 4th, and National ‘Get Outdoors’ Day is June 11th. Or, dust off and shake out that camping gear for the National Great American Campout on June 25th! For information on national events and fun ideas for things to do, please visit the online resource: Featuring fun events that take place through July! Kids, show this to your parents, and GET OUTSIDE! ☺

How to build a great sand castle on the beach

It’s not child’s play, but building a sand castle can make you feel like a kid again. What’s more, your work of art will be out there on the beach for all to see and admire. Professional sand sculptors use special tool kits, but you can build one with household items. For this project, you will need a shovel, funnel, putty knife, butter knife, one 5-gallon bucket with the bottom cut out, and one regular 5-gallon bucket. The completed castle will have two towers joined by a “stone” wall.

First, create a big platform on which to build your castle. Mound up and pack down sand. Build your platform in 6-inch segments, pack them down with your fists and pour a half-bucket of water over it. Writing in Redbook, professional sculptor Justin Gordon recommends building your two-tower castle by mounding sand then shaving away thin layers. Once your platform is finished, fill the bottomless bucket a quarter full with sand. Add half a bucket of water then pack in more sand and water until the bucket is full. Place the bucket toward one side of the sand platform for the body of one tower and gently rotate the bucket to remove the sand. Fill the funnel with packed sand and place it upside down on top for the pointed roof. Carve the body of the castle so it angles down and out from the roof. Then repeat the process for the second tower. You can build a wall between the two towers and carve stone shapes into it. Carve doors and windows into the towers and walls of the castle. (To get a professional sand-sculpting kit for $35, visit

Knock Knock Jokes Knock, knock. Who’s there? Canoe! Canoe who? Canoe come out and play with me today? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Who! Who who? That’s what an owl says! Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in, it’s cold out here. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Honey bee. Honey bee who? Honey

bee a dear and get me some juice. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who? Wooden shoe like to hear another joke? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Cow says. Cow says who? No silly, a cow says Mooooo! Knock, knock. Who’s there? A little old lady. A little old lady who? I didn’t know you could yodel.

Jokes for Dad to share Family Ties Years ago, Bill's friend Harry was asked by his prospective Father In Law; "Son, can you support a family?" "Well, no, sir," replied Harry, apparently caught off-guard by the question. "Carolyn and I were thinking we'd just have to support ourselves, the rest of you will have to fend for yourselves." Golfing with an Older Man A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he

could get in nine holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him. To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debat-

June 2016 • Valley Bugler • Page 7 ing how to hit the shot the old man He told the fish salesman, "Pick four finally said, "You know, when I was large ones out and throw them at your age I'd hit the ball right over that me, will you?" "Why do you want me to throw tree." With that challenge placed before them at you?" "Because I want to tell my wife that him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top I caught them." "Okay, but I suggest that you take of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where the orange roughy." "But why?" it had originally lay. "Because your wife came in earlier The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was today and said that if you came by, I your age that pine tree was only should tell you to take orange roughy. She prefers that for supper tonight." three feet tall." Fishing for Fish Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish.

Bear Hunting Two Polish hunters were driving through the country to go bear hunting. They came upon a fork in the road where a sign read "BEAR LEFT" so they went home.


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Coming July 14-16, 2016

Submitted by Georgia Cox JUNE Events Every Monday: Our delectable Cinnamon Rolls and coffee will be served to the public from 10am to NOON. Suggested donation is only $1.50 for these delicious concessions. A great way to start your week! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Get that heart rate up and get healthy with the exercise classes from 9:30am to 10:30am! Every 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, PLEASE call #636-2118 (by Monday) for reservations. Every Thursday: Fun Quilting projects will take place from 12pm to 3pm and Pinochle games are played in the Center later at 7pm and is open to all who are interested! Every Friday: Lunches by reservation only, will be served in the Center at NOON. Must Reserve by calling 636-2118 by Monday. Every Saturday: BINGO!! from 1pm-3pm. Game on. Please come

join us at the Senior Center for some fun and games. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, June 14th: Program presentation features Diane Craft of Koelsch Senior Communities as our speaker. Good information will be presented, and starts at 11am, followed by a potluck lunch at noon. Please join us for this time of education and good fellowship. Thursday, June 16th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. NOTICE: The following activities will be canceled until the FALL: * Tuesday Game Days * Closed on Tuesdays, except the 2nd Tuesday, for the Program and Potluck Lunch, as described. * "Write Your Life Story" classes * Paper Tole classes Any person age 50+ is invited to join the Castle Rock Senior Center. Lifetime membership is $5.00. Activities, newsletter, new friendships and more are offered. Please stop on in for a visit or to see information posted. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave, Castle Rock, WA (360)274-7502

‘We're a little bit country’ Submitted by Yvonne Knuth Castle Rock Fair will be held on July 14-16. The times are Thursday 6:30 pm to 10, Friday 10-10, and Saturday 10-9:30. Sunday is when items can be pick up and get premium money 10-3. The theme this year is We're a Little Bit Country. Our Grand Marshal will be Phyllis Ogden which starts at 6:30 pm. The parade is the same except instead of B Street it will be C Street. Entertainment will be Logging Show, Magic Acts, Jim Ogden on accordion only Friday, bands, Reena, and of course Lip Sync contest. If you have any animals for the petting zoo, please contact a member of the

Lions. The flood in December gave us 3 1/2 feet of water in the buildings and about 4 inches of mud. The worse part for mud was the driveway with 2 feet. With the help of Greg Horsely and his crew, they were able to clean it out. The Bill Boss building had to have new walls put in. The concrete has been poured for the floor in the new swine barn and also a sidewalk to the office.The dog groups gave us a fridge and stove since ours was floating in the 4-H area.... The fair board is having a garage sale June 3, 9-4 and on Saturday June 4 from 9-3. Fifteen vendors selling stuff, so come stop by!

Be ready for bears and big cats in the wild You may be hiking in beautiful wild surroundings and having a wonderful time, but beware. You may be sharing the woods with a big cat or black bear. Although the risk of being attacked is low, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. The advice of experts in The Denver Post: * Wear a bell on your backpack. The foreign sound scares animals away. Talking or whistling as you walk. * Keep dogs and children in tow.

If you encounter an animal, follow these rules: * Stay away. Don’t go closer! * Watch the big cat / bear, don’t make eye contact. Never turn your back. * If animal shows interest, make yourself look BIG!. Hold your bike over your head, or spread your arms out wide! Talk or shout so it knows you’re a human. * Never try to outrun or outclimb. * If attacked, fight as HARD as you can.

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A healthy happy father's day By Kirk Raboin, CAO Valley Bugler Newspaper

International Picnic Day is June 18 • Let’s Celebrate! With the arrival of the first day of summer on June 20th, and Father's Day the day before, you’re eager to spend as much time outdoors as possible, and what better way to celebrate this special weekend of redbanner events than on a picnic with friends and family. And what fun to know that people worldwide are also picnicking. (And all dads love a picnic, especially when someone else makes the goodies!!!!) Although the rattan picnic basket may be a thing of the past, fabulous food isn’t. Depending upon your location, environment and culture, your favorite outdoor fare may vary from lobster rolls to sushi or the standard burgers, fried chicken or hotdogs. A picnic is about food and delights. But it can be ‘healthier.’ After eating, you can bike, hike, stroll or bring out the Frisbee, kites, or softballs to burn off extra calories. That's why it's held on a Saturday. ☺ Barbecue is not only a Southern choice for any day, this recipe is trouble-free, easy on the pocketbook, and perfect for the official arrival of summer. Five ingredients and five minutes of preparation. That’s it. Let your slow-cooker do the work. (And heck, even a kid could follow this recipe to make some yummies, it's so easy. Someone may need to help hauling out the crockpot though!)

Five-Ingredient Barbecue Pork 3 pounds of boneless pork loin 1 med. yellow onion, thinly sliced 3/4 cup root beer or cola 3/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s used in recipe) 8 sandwich/burger buns (or ciabatta rolls or slider potato rolls) Combine first four ingredients in a slow-cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Drain and slice, or shred pork with two forks. Serve on buns with additional barbecue sauce (and crunchy slaw). Even easier for the chef: Cook for 6-8 hours overnight on low for super tender meat. Drain liquid. Add more BBQ sauce after you shred meat. And, yes, you can use pork tenderloin on high temperature; cut into 2-3 hunks before cooking for shorter shred, or dice meat. Leave BBQ in the crock pot for travel to picnic site. Don’t forget, the art of picnicking involves relaxing, fun and camaraderie of kindred souls. Make it a technology-free picnic, and enjoy the art of frisbee golf (make up a course), 52 card pickup, kickball games or even a hide and seek scream game. Unlatching from your "smartphone" is a smart way to engage with family and friends on International Picnic Day. It's ok to share pics on social media.....when you return!

The month of June brings us closer to summer and also is the month where we have Father’s day—a celebration to honor fathers, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers on and in society. My own father has had such a great impact on who I’ve become as a man and the kind of father I wanted to be to my own children. Of course, the pace years back was a bit slower and families took time to eat together, work together, and had more time together at home. Today, families have more pressures and interruptions with all the electronic devices, gadgets, and other distractions that impact our lives. Still, there’s wisdom from those simpler times that we can adapt to our busy days such as taking time for your kids—Turn off the TV and tune into each other, especially during meals. Eating a meal together has always been a great way for families to connect and talk about their day and share in their experiences growing up. June is also brings Men’s Health Month and it’s a great time to set a healthy tone for your children and lead by example. Working in the health field, I’ve seen firsthand the results

of unhealthy lifestyles such as heart disease and diabetes to name just a couple. Even simple steps can make a difference. Here’s a few ideas to “Get” you started. Get a checkup. Early detection is a key to prevention and treatment and extending life. Get moving! Walking is a great start and our Lake Sacajawea is beautiful this time of year. Obesity rates are increasing at younger and younger ages. Dads get out there and get moving with your kids. You’ll be healthier and happier and creating some great memories. Get more color on your plate. Grab an apple instead of a bag of chips, throw some veggies on the grill, or visit a farmer’s market for fresh, local produce—it’s a great family outing. Making this year a healthier one is one of the best gifts you can give your family. Starting the journey is also one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I wish all you dads the best of health on Father’s Day. Author Kirk Raboin, CAO at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.

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Woodland’s Planter’s Day Festival

‘Something To Adore - Planter's Days #94’ • June 16-19

By Pat Nelson Valley Bugler Newspaper Woodland residents Jack and Carol Lester enjoy watching the activities in Horseshoe Lake park from a perfect vantage point, their home across the lake. From their front room, they have watched 20 Planters' Days Celebrations unfold. They have viewed water-ski shows and have enjoyed seeing the carnival cast its bright colors on the lake in the evening; they have seen fireworks shoot high in the sky; but Carol's fondest memory is of when the circus came to town. The circus hasn't come to Woodland for many years, but Carol Lester says she will always remember when it did. There's something magical about a circus that speaks to the child within just about everyone, and several years ago, Carol Lester felt as excited as a young child when she looked out her window and saw

circus elephants bathing and drinking water from Horseshoe Lake. "I couldn't take my eyes off them," she said. "I just had to go over to the park to visit the animals." There, she took photos of the elephants and even patted a camel on its nose. "While I was there," she said, "a circus employee gave an elephant a whole watermelon. The elephant stomped on the watermelon with his foot and then ate the fruit, piece by piece." Circuses in Woodland are a thing of the past, but the annual Planters' Days celebration lives on, helping create memories with its carnival, parade, frog jump, bed races, food booths, car show, firemen's BBQ, fireworks, and more. Four days of fun await SW Washington, during the fun events scheduled for this year’s Planter’s Days, running annually since 1922! A lot has happened in the last 94

Left: Carol Lester visits a camel during one of the Woodland Planter's Day of the past. Below: Circus elephants stretch and rest.

years of Planter’s Days to make this celebration one of the oldest continuous community celebrations in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the festival is the same as it has always been: to bring everyone together, and share in community spirit and good times. Frog jumping, anyone? Beginning on Thursday, June 16th with the Carnival at Horseshoe Lake

Park, the festival is set into motion. Everything from Chalk Art, Free Carriage rides, Fireworks show, Book Shoe, Bingo, Saturday market, Parade, Firemen’s BBQ, Penny Scrambler and more await you and your family. For more information and registration information for the various activities, please visit: 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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DING DING! Here comes the Trolley! The Trolley is out and back at it again for the 2016 season. Making its debut at this years LCCA Home & Garden Show. You will spy it out and about this year in parades, fundraisers, car shows and reserved for private events. Again this year, will have a couple "Fill the Trolley" events for local non-profits so keep watch for those. Would you like to come aboard and be part of the fun? Maybe be a volunteer and help out with the trolley? Have it at your local event? Planning a private party? We'd love to have you take a ride with us. Info: Christine at 360-270-2118 or

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KIWANIS CLUBS focus their community service hours to the welfare of children. CATHLAMET 1st Tues. 6 p.m. at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church; 3rd Tues. at Sugar Lillies at noon. CHEHALIS - Thursday 12 p.m. at “The Restaurant” in Sunbirds. CLATSKANIE - 1st & 3rd & 5th Tues 6 p.m. at Fultano’s; 2nd & 4th Tues 12 p.m. Colvin’s. KELSO - Thurs. noon at 3 Rivers Mall, Comm. Room. LONGVIEW - Thursdays. noon at JT’s. SCAPPOOSE- 1st & 3rd Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Windemere Real Estate Office) ST. HELENS - Thurs. noon at the Elks Lodge (350 Belton Rd, St Helens). ST. HELENS DAYBREAKERS - Tues 7 a.m. at Warren Country Inn, Last Tues 6pm Columbia Soil and Water District Office AMERICAN LEGION GLEN HOYER POST 175 meets in Castle Rock every 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. For info call 423.9542. The LADIES AUXILIARY to Glen Hoyer Post #175 of the American Legion meets first Thursdays. For info call 423-9542. AMERICAN LEGION GUY RATHBUN Post #25 meets the 2nd Thurs. of the month at 7 p.m @ Kelso Eagles For info Kandi 423.2504 BUFORD ROCKAFELLOW POST 101, The American Legion, and Auxiliary meets the 2nd Friday of each month at the Winlock Community Building. Potluck 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.. For info Post Commander Wendy Carolan 360-785-0929 or Adjutant Phil Carolan at (360) 785-0929. The FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION (FRA) Naval Service Veterans, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Lower Columbia Branch 363 meets 6:30 p.m., 2nd Friday, Longview VFW building, 4311 Ocean Beach Highway. Information: Ray Hegr (360) 425-6981 FLEET RESERVE AUXILIARY #363 meets the 2nd Friday of the month at the VFW Hall, 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. Potluck 6:30 p.m. meeting 7:30 p.m. Active, retired, or reserve status family members with the US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard. Info 425.4688. KOREAN WAR VETS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER #321 of SW WA meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 10am; Vancouver WA. Call Commander James Mead (360)907-0592 for information. KELSO-LONGVIEW ELKS LODGE #1482 meets Thurs at 7:30 p.m. for our members only. Dinner is served before Lodge at 5:30 p.m. Lunches are served Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 900 Ash St., Kelso. 360.425.1482. TOUTLE VALLEY VFW POST & AUXILIARY #10882 meets the 1st Tuesday @ 7 p.m. at their Post Home, 101 Hansen Road in Toutle. For more information, contact John at 274.4350 or Nikki at 274.5263. TOLEDO VFW 3429, Reg. Meeting 1st Monday, Potluck at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. COWLITZ VALLEY VFW POST 1045, Tues. Bingo @ 6 p.m., 5 p.m. dinner; Auxilary mtngs at 11 a.m. every 2nd Wednesday. Breakfast for veterans served 1st Sat. of each month $6 each from 9 - 11 a.m. The COWLITZ VALLEY VFW LADIES AUXILIARY POST #1045 meets the 2nd Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall located at 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview. For info or questions please call Ruby at (360) 577-0414 or Jeannette at (360) 414-4053. COWLITZ PRAIRIE GRANGE #737 meets 2nd Wednesdays 6:30pm potluck, 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm dessert. 5180 Jackson Hwy, Toledo, WA 864-2023 SUNNYSIDE GRANGE #129 meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays. 6:30 for potluck, 7:30 meeting. Call 274.6013 for information & rental hall. SILVER LAKE GRANGE 2nd and 4th Thurs. Potluck 6:30, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Info Anita Morgan 748-8098, Rentals call Claudia Hunter 274-5263 CATLIN GRANGE #199 2nd & 4th Fri. 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner 2nd Friday. 7:30 meetings. More info: 423-2122; Rental call Barbara Wilburn: 425-5970. PLEASANT HILL GRANGE # 101 2nd Monday. 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Community Service group meets Thursdays @ 10am. Info & rentals call Zula Bryan 360-425-6101 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. 4th Tuesday, 6pm. Info & Hall Rental: Becky Molt 360575-3977 WOODLAND GRANGE #178 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Potluck, meeting @ 7:15 p.m. Info & rentals call John Burke 225-9888 CASTLE ROCK WOMANS CLUB meets every 2nd Monday at 1 p.m. 206 W. Cowlitz Street. Business meeting & program. Public iinvited. Info: 274.8149. THE PYTHIAN CASTLE 24 holds their meetings every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ 1 p.m. at the Castle Rock Womens Club, 206 Cowlitz St. West, Castle Rock. THE CASTLE ROCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at Hattie’s Restaurant @ 5:45 p.m. The club sponsors newspaper recycling. R Square D Square Dance Club: Sept - May. 2nd Fri & 4th Sat. 7:30 pm Plus, 8:00pm - 10:00pm Mainstream with Rounds. $5 admission Kelso Senior Ctr 636-1993

LONGVIEW MONTICELLO LIONS meets 6:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Mondays, dinner and speaker at The Carriage Restaurant on 12th LONGVIEW EARLY BIRD LIONS meets at The Carriage Restaurant on the 1st Wednesday @6pm, 3rd Wednesday @6:45am. THE VADER LIONS CLUB meets the 1st Thursday @ 6 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday @ 7 p.m. at the club’s building on Hwy 506 in Vader for a potluck dinner and meeting. Info: 295-3087 or 295-3801. KALAMA LIONS CLUB - LONGVIEW PIONEER LIONS CLUB meets every Tuesday at noon at the Longview Eagles Club (152612th Ave) Provide humanitarian service to the citizens of the area, visitors are welcome. WINLOCK LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 12 p.m. at Guadalajara Restaurant, off SR 505. Visitors welcome. Call 7853744 info KELSO LIONS CLUB meets 1st & 3rd Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in Longview Kelso Kels Building. Call Richard (360)425-5876 ROSE VALLEY GRANGE #953 meets 2nd Tues. @ 1pm, & 4th Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. 1520 Rose Valley Road, Kelso. Info: Becky 575-3977 or Debbie 414-9627 COWLITZ COUNTY VETERANS ASSOC. meets the second Friday of each month. CALL 577-6757 for locations. LONGVIEW REBEKAH LODGE NO. 305 Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at the IOOF Hall, corner of Pacific and Pine, Kelso, 1 p.m.. Info: 1-866725-3507 CASTLE ROCK EAGLES, celebrating their 100th birthday, meets at the Eagles Aerie on Huntington Ave. @ 8 p.m. every 2nd & 4th Tuesday for the Aerie & Auxiliary. KELSO EAGLES meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m. Aux., Aerie meets at 8 p.m. Initiation 3rd Tuesday. BINGO MonWed-Fri @ 6:30 p.m. Special Charity BINGO Monday 12 - 3 p.m. Call 425-8330 for info. CASTLE ROCK FREEMASONS 3rd Mon @ 7:30 p.m. at Lodge located on SW First Ave DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, MaryRichardson Walker Chapter. rootsweb. FRIENDS OF CASTLE ROCK LIBRARY, 1st Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m., Library 137 Cowlitz St. West in Castle Rock WORSHIP & RECOVERY meeting, Sunday @ 1 p.m., refreshments. Positive faith group meeting. 1260 12th Ave., LV S.C.O.R.E. - Free counseling & guidance for small businesses by the nation-wide of S.C.O.R.E., Kelso/ Longview Chamber of Commerce, 1563 Olympia Way, Longview, WA. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS: 1st Fri of the month at 1 p.m. @ 1639 10th Ave. 577-5890, and Auxiliary meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 11 a.m. 423-3125 MT. ST. HELENS CLUB - meets 2x week to hike on a rural trail in SW Washington &/or NW Oregon.  Location and info: or 360- 673-2799 NATIONAL ASSOC. OF ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Longview - Kelso Chapter 1070, meet the 1st Wednesday @ 11:30 a.m. at the Monticello Hotel, Longview. Info: 423.6032. LOWER COLUMBIA WOODCARVERS Tues 5 - 7 p.m. & Thurs. 1 - 4 p.m . @ LV Senior Center 274-3175 LONGVIEW BORDER CROSSINGS Volks walking meet on 2nd Tuesdays at St. John’s Hospital, Longview, @ 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Sam Korff 503-728-0400 KELSO ROTARY Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m. Lunch available to purchase. Kelso Longview Elks Lodge Call 414-5406 for more information ALTRUSA of Longview/Kelso meets Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.. 1st - Board; 2nd - Business; 3rd - Committee; 4th - Program; Lunch served for $5 at all meetings except Board. Meet at Altrusa room at CAP. THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Christian Intervention program for the chemically dependent, meets Wednesday 6 p.m. at Landmark United Pentecostal, 4333 Ocean Beach Hwy, 360-636-0580 LONGVIEW GARDEN CLUB meets at 10 a.m. the 4th Thurs. Jan. - November; Sept. - Oct. Due to holidays, Nov. & Dec. meetings are on the 3rd Thurs. Most mtngs Grace Lutheran Church in Longview. Info: 425-0755 COWLITZ BEE ASSOCIATION meets the 3rd Thursday each month @ WSU Extension Office, 7 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS of Longview meets Thursday @ 5:30-6:30pm at 1414 12th Ave, Longview. Info: Gloria 360-749-7449 or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) "Connections" Open Support Group Mondays @ 4-5:30pm and Thursdays 12-1:30pm. STRIVE Series; Dealing with emotional and/or addiction issues Tuesdays 1-2:30pm: Counseling availabe. Call (360)703-6722 NAMI SW WA Kelso office: 109 Allen St, Kelso WA

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

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

Baha’i Faith Vader 360-751-3181 Centralia 360-807- 4313 Packwood 360-494-4767 Grace Lutheran Church, MS Longview 360-423-4105 Dover Street, Longview Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2725 Worship: Sunday 10:30am Bethany Lutheran Church (360)414-4147 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview Office: (360)577-8240 Pastor Julie Bracken Grace United Methodist Church, Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Vader, 295.3402 Rev. Steven A. Caskey, pastor Castle Rock Christian Church Sunday worship service – 12:15 p.m. 542 Huntington Ave. S, Castle R. Potluck every 2nd Sunday Sunday school – 9 am (all ages) Quilting on Mondays & Thursdays Sunday Worship – 10 am Dr. John Leffler, Senior Pastor Baptist Church 6th-12th Gr. youth Wed, 6-7:30 pm Highland’s 371 20th Avenue 425-1960 Longview 360-274-6771 M-F, 9:30a -1:30pm Sunday School 9:00am Call for home groups/studies Worship Service 11:00am Pastor Larry Pedigo 703-2117 Castle Rock Church of the Nazarene House of Prayer for All Nations 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock 868 9th ave. Longview, WA Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 AM Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Morning Service 11:15 AM Evening church service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service 6 PM Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am Rev. Reo McBride, 274.6546 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Allen Street, Kelso Castle Rock First Baptist Church 2200 (360) 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock M & F423-3650 Daily Mass 12:15 PM Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Worship 11a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 3-6pm Kalama Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Eader Castle Rock Church of Nazarene 112 Vincent Rd, Kalama WA 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock 9:45am - Sunday School (360)274-6546 11:00am - Worship Pastor Reo McBride Sunday Service: 10:45am Call 673-5570 Sunday School: 9:30am Children’s Service: 11:00am Kelso First United Methodist Church Sunday Eve Service: 6:00pm 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso Women’s Bible Study: Wed 6:00pm Contemporary Service 9:00 am Sunday School 9:20 am Castle Rock United Methodist Traditional Service 11:00 am 241 First Street, Castle Rock Wed: Children (Grade 1-12) 5:30-7 pm Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Vonda McFadden Worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday 360-423-7480 Youth Group: Sundays 2 p.m. Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Lexington Bible Fellowship Central Christian Church 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) 401 Crawford St., Kelso Sunday school @ 9:45am Worship -11am, school @ 9:30am Sunday worship @ 11am Jerry Hancuff Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Pastor Bible Studies - many available Russ Tevis, Minister Life Center 360-425-3420 Church Office Corner of Rock & Pine in Centralia Sundays at 10:30am or Oyler Rd & Hwy 12 in Ethel Community of Christ, Longview Sundays 202 Delaware Street 9:00am 360-736-5898 Pastor Sharon West Classes all ages: 10:00am Living Hope Church Worship Service: 11:00am 2711 NW Andreson, Vancouver 11:00am Sundays Church of Christ Pastor Dean Jenks (360)944-3905 300 St. Helen’s St., Toledo, Wa Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Longview Church of Christ Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 2219 50th Ave. Sunday Bible Class 9:30, Sunday Worship 10:30 John Gadberry, Minister Pastor Larry Hartwick 360-274-8570 Longview Church of the Nazarene Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2218 E. Kessler Blvd. - Longview 814 - 15th Ave, Longview Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship - 8:30am Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday “Celebration” - 11 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Thurs at 6 p.m Thursday Worship - 6:30 p.m. 360-577-1100 Pastor David Martin, Senior Pastor Longview Community Church, Church office - 360-423-3250 2323 Washington Way - Longview Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Sun. Traditional Service 11 a.m. Sun. Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Pastor John Williams 423.6380 Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am Longview Presbyterian Church 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Church Office (360) 425-4390 Worship and Children’s Class: Sundays at 10am Fathers House Church Bill Van Nostran 577-8951 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview Pastor Worship Sundays: 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Longview Pentecostal Church 4333 OB Highway, 636-0580 Sunday School 11am, Worship 12pm Fireside Fellowship Bible Study Wed 7pm, Youth Fri. 7pm 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Pastor Perry Hanchey

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

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

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

St. Mary Catholic Church 120 Powell Rd., Castle Rock 274.7404 W & Th Daily Mass 8:30A Sunday Mass 8:30A St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 412 Pioneer Ave., Box 1467 Castle Rock Worship 10 a.m. Sunday - 274.9393 St. Paul Lutheran Church 312 First Ave. SW, PO Box 847, Castle Rock 274.6604 9 & 11am Sunday Worship. Adult Study & Sunday School 10:10am Tues 10:30am Text Study Wed: 5:30pm Youth Group Wed: 7:30pm Adult Bible Study Pastor Bob Sinclair St. Rose Catholic Church 2571 Nichols Blvd Longview, WA 360-425-4660 The Salvation Army Church 1639 10th Ave, Longview Sunday School @ 9:45am Holiness Meeting @ 11:00am 360-423-3992 St. Stephens Episcopal 1428 - 22nd, Longview WA Office: (360)423-5600 Sunday Worship: 8:00am & 10:00am Seventh Day Adventist Church 7531 Old Pacific Hwy -Castle Rock Worship 11 a.m. Saturday Pastor Ben Moore 274.6090 Seventh Day Adventist Church 77 Solomon Road, Kelso WA Office: (360)423-7344 Saturday Worship: 11:05am Pastor Marcia Stone Stella Lutheran Chapel 124 Sherman Road, Longview Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) Toledo New Life Assembly of God 420 Silver Street, Toledo 864-4366 Worship: Sun. @ 10am, Wed. @ 6pm Dinner on Wednesdays @ 5:15pm Food Bank: Last Tue/Wed of month Toutle Christian Fellowship 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Denny Martinez (360)274-6305 Vader Assembly of God Church 302 - 6th St., Vader (360)295-3756 Pastor Tracy Durham Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 6:00pm Wed. Adult Study, Kidz Church: 7p.m. Valley View Church of God 1435 - 33rd Ave, Longview WA Pastor Dwayne Cothron (360)636-6787 Worship Sundays @ 10am & 6pm Word of Life Christian Center 277 Brown Rd. E, Chehalis Sunday 9:45am / Wed 7pm Study 360-864-4407 / 360-523-8828

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

'Captain America: Civil War' Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson Running Time 2:27, PG-13 My Rating: B-

By Blake Peterson Valley Bugler Columnist The Bigger Is Better mentality of the Hollywood blockbuster has mostly worked for the Marvel canon. Unlike what’s presented in average sequels to average crowd pleasers, increasingly impressive action sequences are also backed by increasingly riveting story lines, by three-dimensional heroes with progressively bothersome neuroses. The counterpoise of hefty action, inspired comic relief, and deliberately thought-provoking dramatics has provided the company with a sizzling streak of brilliance ever since the release of 2008’s “Iron Man.” But to my surprise, especially as a long time champion of Captain America, the second sequel, “Civil War,” makes for the first time in which I haven’t left the theater completely enthralled by a Marvel film. Not that it’s lackluster. It’s certainly the most jam-packed of all films starring C.A. and his cronies. It is uninteresting in terms of story. Hype has arisen from the fact that it’s more hero versus hero than it is hero versus villain, an offkilter choice for an empire that likes to explore the nature of good and evil in a popcorn friendly way. But while I admire its audacity, the misgivings and self-doubts of muscly, ethereal crime-fighters are not quite engaging enough to characterize a two-and-ahalf hour action movie. “Civil War” draws upon the darker themes of last year’s game-changing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with levels of success I’m not so sure are as comparably luminous. It finds our heroes at what might just be the most difficult moments of their careers: due to the copious amounts of casualties that have perished during their

city destroying clashes, the world is growing tired of their recklessness. The proposal of stricter enforcement is the very thing that sets off the civil war between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). After a heartbreaking exchange with a victim’s mother (Alfre Woodard), Tony figures it would be best to have limits as to how much The Avengers can avenge; Steve believes lifesaving should be an unconstrained, totally free action. And so, a massive rift is set off between America’s favorite supers, Team Iron Man and Team Captain America. Picking sides is among the most pleasurable components of “Civil War”, as it makes the viewing experience all the more of an individualistic one. For most of its length, the film is advanced in its appeal because of the central conflict. Seeing heroes fighting against one another will never stop being provocative, and the movie makes strides in its depiction of it. But I like “Age of Ultron’s” portrayal better because it doesn’t take up as much screen time: the rapport might be affected, but the ultimate coming together to grapple with a maleficent baddie is what makes it all have purpose. It’s a buffer movie, good but not great, more vital in story continuation than anything else. There’s a lot to like in “Civil War”: the action is brutal and phenomenally choreographed (how Marvel is able to outdo themselves with every movie is unthinkable), the spots of humor are well-timed, and the characters are still absorbing. But it’s all very long and all very overwrought, mundane for me but maybe not for the fanboys. Fortunately, I have ample opportunity to place my fervor elsewhere: I’m sure superhero movies will continue to be cranked out long after I’ve passed on.

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By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist Hello Geeks! Here is a Website question that I should be asked more often… With inexpensive access to broadband internet and increasingly faster internet on mobile devices, is it still important to optimize your website for speed? I’d like to say, “With the continual advancement of technology, it is great to see how much more patient people have become. With faster access to information than ever before, website visitors feel fortunate that you’ve created a website for them and they are more that willing to wait for your page to load.” The Truth is - if your website doesn’t load quickly, your visitors will likely bounce to a faster website. And how fast your page loads is one of the most important factors in search engine rankings. Have you personally gotten more patient with websites, or are you increasingly impatient with websites? According to SeoSiteCheckup. com the averaging loading speed of a site is 5 seconds. Pages that take longer to load than 5 seconds can lose over 50% of their users. Faster loading webpages offer higher traffic, better conversion and increase sales over slower loading pages. I aim to optimize sites to load in 3 seconds or less. Google experiments have shown that just a half second difference in load times can cause up to a 20% reduction in web traffic. This means you need to take a serious look at reducing the size of your images files and pages as part of your Web SEO strategy. Here are a few ways to optimize your site for speed. 1) Compress your images. Your images should be 72dpi. I use photoshop to get the best possible images with the least file size. To help

with compression, I highly recommend the use of This free site does a great job of doing some serious file size reduction while maintaining great image quality. 2) Avoid using image for text. I often see people using images for text. This is a sure fire way to slow things down. The use of web fonts allows for beautiful typography at a fraction of the load time. 3) Server Side Caching: Caching helps speed page loading times as well as reduce server load. Talk to your webmaster or host about setting up Caching. If you are using WordPress I recommend you check out WP Super Cache. Compress your code. Use gzip compression to compress your code. If done properly you can often get 80% size savings. 4) Minify. Minifying your JS and CSS is another another way to reduce file size. 5) Avoid Nested Tables. Nested tables are tables inside tables. Speaking of tables, please just avoid tables all together. Thanks for reading. I did my best to reduce the load-time of this article. With the time save, you can now start to speed up your website. ~:-) 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:

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Felines and Fleas: A Dose of Prevention is Key (Family Features) It's a common belief that indoor cats don't need protection from parasites, such as fleas. While cats that stay indoors are at lower risk than those who spend the majority of time outside, the potential still exists for infestation. Preventive care is the most important step cat owners can take to help ensure a long and healthy life for their furry friends. Even indoor cats can pick up fleas from the family dog that may not be displaying signs of an infestation, or from clothing, dirt tracked inside or items carried indoors. Fleas can be more than an inconvenience; they can actually pose a significant health risk to your cat by passing along things like cat scratch fever and tapeworms. A cat that is allergic to fleas may experience intense itching, similar to a person who has contracted poison ivy. Also, it's possible that flea bites or self-inflicted scratches may develop into an infection requiring medical attention. The health risks to your cat can take an emotional and physical toll as you work to eradicate this pesky problem. A persistent flea infestation may require several months of thorough cleaning or even professional extermination, which may force the family to temporarily relocate to a non-toxic environment. To fend off the preventable problems associated with fleas, get proactive and protect your cat with this advice from Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM, a board certified parasitolo-

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gist, veterinary specialist at Zoetis and former veterinary practice owner in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Recognize that flea protection should be year-round. With today's highly variable weather patterns, preventive care even during the cooler months is the best approach. Planning a regular dosage schedule makes it less likely you will forget to administer a dose, and it covers gaps for a late start to winter or an early start to spring, when parasites may become active beyond the traditionally expected timeframes. Broad-spectrum preventive care is best. With treatments available that offer protection against both internal and external parasites, it's easy to maximize your cat's preventative care. A single dose of a topical medication such as Revolution(r) (selamectin) controls five parasites - fleas, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and ear mites - for one month. The treatment is FDA-approved and requires no separation from family or other

Adorable Adoptees

Two golden boys from Southern California arrived in the Pacific Northwest, rescued from a high-kill SoCal shelter. These boys are gorgeous, They have been vetted and groomed, receiving their summer cuts. They are neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. Meet the Golden Boys: King Leo - a large Peke with a larger personality. He's a camera hog, a talker/grumbler, and meets everyone as a friend. He weighs 26 pounds and is about 6 years old. Weegie - is a delightful little

boy, about 6 years old, weighs 20 pounds. He has a sweet disposition and plays well with others. These lucky boys were transported to the Pacific Northwest by the wonderful pilots at Wings of Rescue so that the pups might have a second chance at a better life. For more information contact Rescued Paws:

pets after it is administered. Rely on regular health screenings. Annual veterinarian screenings will help give you peace of mind that your cat is in good health and protected from parasitic infections. In addition to an overall checkup, your veterinarian may screen for intestinal parasites and make recommendations for any

adjustments needed in your cat's care.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use REVOLUTION on sick, weak or underweight cats. Use only on cats 8 weeks and older. Side effects may include digestive upset and temporary hair loss at application site with possible inflammation. In people, REVOLUTION may be irritating to skin and eyes. Wash hands after use. See full Prescribing Information.

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Happy Fathers's Day and Happy Summer from the Bugler.

Valley Bugler June 2016  

Happy Fathers's Day and Happy Summer from the Bugler.