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From the Editor’s Desk The annual Children's Issue! This is one of my favorites, full of jokes and silly stories, coloring page and puzzles. Let the kid in you come out, and give it your best shot! Where else are you going to be invited to color and design a Star Wars storm trooper helmet?? October brings the leaves, rain and higher heating bills for those of us who can't stand being cold. The leaves are beautiful, I know that we need the rain, and yes - I ♥ the heat. And yes, I do pay for it. ☺ This is the month of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses. Harvest parties, hot apple cider and maybe even fresh made applesauce. The colors that the leaves are jumping into are fabulous. Oranges, yellows, reds and deep purples encompass our trees as well as our yards. We love the leaves on the trees, but aren't super excited about them on the ground. I prefer them in dry mode, so I can crunch them as I stomp along. Do you crunch those leaves as you walk outside, or do you only eye them as you walk by? Crunch away, my friends! Make those crunchy sounds that bring out the smiles inside our souls, and perhaps a giggle too. You could go all out and invite your kids or friends to join you. Why not? My own kids have been brought up to thoroughly enjoy the crunching of said leaves, since my mom instilled the love in me, and I have passed it along to my own offspring. Walking along outside, we will exclaim to one another, "Look! Go get

that one, it looks super crunchy!!" Yes, it is not a straight line that we walk. Isn't it that way with life? You can walk a straight line, and miss the leaves that are along the way, waiting to be crunched and enjoyed. Perhaps your life isn't as straight as you'd like it, and maybe there are some leaves surrounding you just waiting for you to enjoy. Look around. See where you are, and not necessarily where you are going. You'll get there eventually. Are you enjoying the journey along the way? I sure hope so. From one who has struggled greatly the past few years with depression and sadness, I have found the strength to get through each day with the blessing of faith, family and friends. Those around me have lifted me up during my trial and pointed my vision to the moment. In the moment. One day at a time. One leaf at a time. Breathe deep the joy that the Lord has given us in crunchy leaves, shining smiles of children, hugs from friends, sunshine, warm comfort foods, good sleep, soft pillows, great workouts, hot coffee, pumpkin spice candles, beautiful gourds, and gorgeous colors of Fall. Until next month!

Michelle Myre Publisher / Editor (Selfie taken on trip at Snoqualmie Falls, WA)

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Above left: Cora Myre, Chloe Myre, Paxton Schaeffer, Tayton Schaeffer and Oscar Myre V enjoy dining with a Cupcake on their auntie's boat, 'Cupcake'. Above right: My beautiful kiddos, Chloe (13), Cora (11) and Oscar (7) goofing off at the beach on Lopez Island this summer. Photos by Michelle Myre

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Street of SCREAMS • Oct 31st Oktoberfest calls

Travel near, Travel far...

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

1) Prost! Portland Oktoberfest: Sept.30-Oct.2 Everything kicks off on Friday Night with a ceremonial keg tapping at 6pm. Oktoberfest party will have the entire Marketplace, with extra biers available on tap outside, German BBQ on a charcoal grill, games, a face painter and more! SCHEDULE: Friday: 6pm Keg Tapping Saturday: 11am Pub Opens 12pm Marketplace Opens 2pm Ceremonial Keg Tapping 2-6pm Face Painting 9pm The market closes and we move the party inside Sunday 11am Pub Opens 12pm Marketplace Opens 1-3pm Face Painting 6pm Marketplace closes and we finish the party inside! 2) Oktoberfest Northwest: October 7-9 The 12th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest is prepped for arrival at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puy-

allup. (Rain or shine = INDOORS!) Serving up beer, brats and authentic entertainment, as well as a 5K RUN/WALK, it is an all-ages event until 7pm each evening, and all day on Sunday. Prices for tickets range from $5 - $12. (Discounts and event updates on the FB page). Get ready to Polka Party, participate in the Stein Dash, or play the Hammerschlagen, it’s bound to be “macht spass”!! (Very fun). 3) Leavenworth Oktoberfest First 3 weekends in October! For obvious reasons, an Oktoberfest held in Leavenworth is undoubtedly awe-

some. Ages 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Kids will enjoy the Kinderplatz with a climbing wall, bouncy house and clown performances. Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family (oh yeah and did we say “beer”?). Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich. They have four venues with live entertainment and Free Shuttles in Leavenworth What ever you do, don’t miss the Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00 pm every Saturday when Leavenworth's Mayor will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg”. Then plan on hanging around and checking out music from Musikkapelle Leavenworth who will be joined by other musical groups from the US and Germany. Strolling the streets of Leavenworth makes you feel like you're in the Alps!

The Longview Pioneer Lions are proud to present the Annual “Street of Screams” again for 2016 on Halloween Day! From 3:30pm - 7:30pm inside at the Cowlitz Expo Center (Fairgrounds) in Longview, your little animals can safely trick or treat through the infamous Street of Screams. The inside of the Expo Center is transformed into a ghoulish good (safe) time, with 'streets' that are decorated with creative storefronts from local businesses giving away "Treats" instead of "Tricks"! ☺ Come with the entire family for a spooky, warm and safe good time of Halloween Trick or Treatin'. Admission for adults is donation

based, at a suggested $1 per person, or a can of food (or both!), to be donated to the food banks in our local community. Children are FREE, of course! All proceeds support Camp Leo, a Children's Diabetic Camp and other Pioneer Lions Projects. Special thanks to the 2016 Sponsors: JH Kelly, Elks Club, Bumblebee Towing, and Millennium. Cowlitz Expo Center 1900 - 7th Ave Longview, WA 98632 **Please note: The Pioneer Lions are looking for new or gently used Halloween decoration donations appropriate for ages 3-13. If you are able to contribute, contact Cindy Fickett at (360) 749-0258.

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

some of the participating businesses that might be a little bit of a walk! Limousine service will run from 3:307:30 (estimated times) and all you need to do is show your passport to ride down the street in style! Turn in your passport at the last business you visit to enter for the Prize Drawings. Girls Night Out is a retail promotion for shopping, dining, and entertainment in downtown Centralia. Held twice a year in April and October. 2016 Non-profit partner: Relay for Life - Lewis County. One dollar from every passport sold will go as a donation to the Relay For Life.

Participating Businesses: HubBub, The Shady Lady, The Bath Depot, Prim Rose Primitives, The BeeHive Salon, Madly Eclectic, Junk N DA Trunk, Tower Trading Co., Attic Door, Rectangle Gallery & Creative Space, Black Dog Vintage, Landlord's Daughter Antiques, Bead Opus, Salewsky's Jewelry, The Station Coffee Bar, and more!

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Candidate for judge traces a long, local heritage

By Paddy Elkins Valley Bugler Columnist How Does God Guide YOU? Steve and I had been wondering about what to do with some investment property the Lord recently allowed us to purchase, and had been praying about different options: an Adult Family Home? Storage units? A Doggy Daycare and Pet Boarding Facility? These three options seemed to be the ones we both thought might work well on the property in question, but we still couldn't decide. We visited some Adult Family Homes in the local area and decided we're not at the right stage of life to tackle such a formidable task. Having done daycare for ten years when I was in my 30's, I remember the daily routine and how exhausted I was after those challenging years, although they were rewarding years, to be sure. But an AFH would require that same level of 24/7 commitment and care, and right now, Steve and I are Senior Citizens and need to do something less labor-intensive. Storage units are a needed commodity in our area, but, again, the set up and building required seemed daunting. But to build a top-notch petboarding facility would also require time, effort and energy, as well as capital, and neither one of us has the "beans" to work more than four hours a day, so, again, we were undecided about what to do with our available time and the land that beckoned for something... but what? Meanwhile, "out of the blue", a

stranger named Roseanne called and needed some help. She had confided to our mutual massage therapist that she needed someone to watch her three pets while she took nursing classes in Hawaii for 21 days, and our massage therapist recommended she call US! We met Roseanne and her three sweet little pets and decided we could "make it work" for twenty-one days, and are currently caring for Ladia, her chihuahua, and for her two grey kitties, Charlemaine and Poupon! We're on Day #6 and, so far, it has worked very well! I take pictures of her trio and text them to her in Hawaii, and she texts me back pictures of the beautiful island of Kauai! Following Roseanne's instructions, I feed and tend to her pets as she would do if she was here herself. The pets seem very happy. Roseanne seems happy. And Steve and I are happy. And God, in His goodness, has allowed us a "trial run" to see if pet-boarding might be "do-able" at our stage of life. Yesterday morning, as Steve and I were walking Ladia and our own dog, Tucker, around the track at our local high-school, I couldn't help but look up at the blue sky and bright sun and whisper a prayer of thanks, as I realized how gently God had guided us to "what we can do next" in our lives! How does God guide YOU? Paddy Elkins invites your feedback! You may Email her at: or call her at 360-751-5231.

Gary Bashor’s (right photo) roots in this community give him an experienced perspective of the issues we face today. Going back four generations, the Bashor family has contributed to the growth and change in Kelso, Castle Rock and Longview. Clyde Bashor (left photo), Gary’s grandfather, arrived in the area in the early days of the logging industry, in 1903. He worked in the woods as a young man and later got involved as a businessman seeing the opportunity for the growth of the community around this booming industry. Clyde’s

memories of raising livestock and growing hay on the family farm. Burnell Bashor looked for another business opportunity and purchased some property in downtown Longview on 15th Avenue, where he began “Rent It,” an equipment rental business. The family moved from the farm to Longview in 1970 to be closer to the new business. Today, the business has been renamed ‘Specialty Rents and Events,’ and is owned and operated by Gary’s sister, Susan, and niece, Kelly.

father, Luece Bashor, later joined him along with many of Clyde’s brothers, participating in the logging industry, government and other early area businesses. Clyde was elected as Kelso City treasurer in 1916. He later operated the Cowlitz Valley Feed store in Castle Rock and the Bashor Apartments in Kelso for many years. Clyde had three children, including Gary’s father, Burnell (middle photo). Burnell served in North Africa and Italy during World War II, then ran the feed store in Castle Rock for several years after his fathers’ retirement. He married Thelma White and had two children, Susan and Gary. He sold the feed store in the early ‘60s to focus on raising cattle. Today, the building still stands in downtown Castle Rock. It was most recently the former Castle Rock Exhibit and Visitors Center. Gary’s uncle Don was the Kelso Fire Chief in the early 60’s. Both Gary and his sister, Susan, attended school in Castle Rock and participated in 4H, showing cattle at the Castle Rock Fair. They share

Gary Bashor worked in the family business and graduated from R.A Long High School in Longview. He attended college and Law School at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. He began practicing law in Cowlitz County in 1984 handling a variety of cases in the areas of family law, criminal, bankruptcy, Juvenile Court, mental health commitment, guardian ad litem, estate planning, probate, and small business cases. Bashor served as a court commissioner/judge pro tem to the Superior Court for 13 years until appointed by Governor Gregoire as Judge. Gary Bashor leads the adult drug court that uses accountability and consistency to help get people out of the drug lifestyle, which lowers their likelihood to commit more crime. He has worked to improve Juvenile court, rebuilding the family dependency treatment court and improving overall case timelines. Bashor and his wife, Lori, have a son, Alex, and make their home in Longview. Gary is the incumbent up for Re-election to position 1 of the Superior Court for a 4 year term.

October Events

SONS OF NORWAY EVENTS: Fri. Oct. 7: Potluck at 5:00 pm followed by a school gardens program presentation by Ian Thompson. General Meeting follows presentation. Sat. Oct. 8: The public is invited to enjoy a Norwegian Waffle and Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30am. Menu: Norse waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, coffee and juice for $6. Sat. Oct. 15: A cultural program at noon, annual Oktoberfest meal for $6pp at 1:00pm. Meal: sausage dogs, kraut, macaroni salad, apple crisp with whip along with coffee and apple cider.

Castle Rock Quilt Show: On Oct. 14-15 from 10am - 3pm, St. Paul Church, Castle Rock. $5 donation. Beautiful displays, and sales. Friends of Woodland Community Library will hold a book sale on Friday, October 14th (10am-4pm) and Saturday, October 15th (10am-2pm). Woodland Community Center, 782 Park Street, next to Woodland Community Library. Most items less than $1.00!!! Clearance bag sale all day Saturday. Fill one of our grocery bags for $5. Info: 360-560-8130

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Ryderwood Hosts 12th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Calling Vendors & Quilters Ryderwood will be host to the 12th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, including a Quilt Show the weekend of October 21st & 22nd, 2016. “Christmas in October (+Halloween & Thanksgiving)” will allow you to do a ton of holiday shopping. The crafters will be located in the two large rooms of Community Hall (305 Morse St.), while the Quilt Show will be located in Pioneer Hall (201 Morse St.). The hours are from 10 - 4 each day. The cost for Craft Fair vendors is $30 for each 6 ft.-by-6 ft. space, table included. Interested vendors should contact Linda at (360) 295-0069 for an application. Applications can be printed off the “What’s Happening?” page of Those interested in showing quilts should contact Patty at (360) 430-5211. The Ryderwood Women’s Christian


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

Lighter side ☺

THE FRUGAL MAN The frugal man walked into the house panting and almost completely exhausted. "What happened, Honey?" asked his wife. "It's a great new idea I have," he gasped. "I ran all the way home behind the bus and saved $1.50 cents." "That wasn't too smart," replied his wife. "Why didn't you run behind a taxi and save ten dollars?"

COMMUNION One Sunday, the communion at the Lutheran church was prepared with a twist. When it came time to uncover the elements, the pastor noticed the grape juice looked darker than usual, but he thought nothing of it and began to serve the communion. Promptly upon receiving the cup, each recipient's face had a peculiar, stunned look; When it came time for the pastor to receive, he discovered why the strange looks ... the juice was prune juice! After mass, one parishioner opined, "Perhaps this is a Divine commentary on our spirituality ... we need a little loosening up!" THE ANGEL The choir director selected the 6-year-old little boy with the sweetest face for the opening scene of the play.

"Now, all you have to do is, when I direct the choir to sing '...and the angel lit the candle', you come onstage and light all the candles." "I can do it - I can do it!" the little boy said, excited to be the one picked. Rehearsals came and went, and finally the big night arrived. The choir was in grand voice, the stage was beautifully decorated with dozens of unlit candles all around, awaiting the moment when the cute littlest angel made his entrance. The director gave the downbeat, the orchestra began to play, and the choir swept into the introductory lines, ending with an expectant, "...and the angel lit the candle," and everyone looked stage right for the entrance. No little boy. The director gave the downbeat again, and gestured for a louder line, which the choir gave him. "And the angel lit the candle ... " and again, all eyes looked stage right. No little boy. The director, beginning to sweat, motioned with great, sweeping gestures, and the choir thundered into the line - the curtains belled slightly from the sound - "...AND THE ANGEL LIT THE CANDLE!" And into the silence which followed came a clear, boy-soprano voice floating piercingly from stage right on pitch, "...and the cat peed on the matches!"

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Corrected Date!!! October 18th The Cowlitz County Veterans Expo & Stand Down is a one day event providing services to all our Veterans, Service Members, and their families on October 18th at Calvary Chapel in Kelso, WA (902 Ash Street). Resource & Referral for food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA assistance, & Social Security benefit counseling. Veterans may also receive referrals in other areas, such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling. This is a collaborative event with government agen-

cies and community-based service providers that benefit all our Veterans. Coats, flu shots, hair cuts, breakfast & lunch provided during the event. Meals & Beverages will be provided for our Veterans, Service Providers (2 tickets per table) & Volunteers.

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Honoring Janet Kolk 1948 - 2016

Submitted by Georgia Cox OCTOBER Events Every Monday: Our delectable Cinnamon Rolls and coffee will be served to the public from 10am to NOON. Suggested donation is only $1.50 for these delicious concessions. A great way to start your week! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Get that heart rate up and get healthy with the exercise classes from 9:30am to 10:30am! Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday: Write Your Life Story group will meet in the Center from 1pm-3pm. Every Wednesday: CAP offers Nutrition Meals for Seniors at the Center at NOON. Suggested donation is $3.00, PLEASE call #6362118 (by Monday) for reservations. Pape Tole classes are offered 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! 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! games will be played from 1pm - 3pm.

Please come and join in for a fun afternoon. SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday, October 11th: Program presentation features Mayor Paul Helenberg and David Vorse, sharing more about our beautiful city and plans for the future at 11am, followed by a potluck lunch at noon. Please join us for this informative time, and for a good lunch. Thursday, October 20th: Commodities will be distributed from 10am - 1pm. Have a valid punch card. *Watch for further information about the "Christmas in November" sale, coming on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. 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. Keep your eyes peeled for special Baked Potato Days, or Community events. Bring your friends and let's have some fun. Castle Rock Senior Center 222 - 2nd Ave Castle Rock, WA 98611 (360)274-7502

By Michelle Myre Hearts all around Cowlitz County are mourning the passing of Castle Rock resident, Janet (Ogden) Kolk. Those of you who have been faithful longtime readers of the Bugler will recognize her as one of our former delivery staff. Janet and son, Brandon, delivered hundreds of thousands of papers throughout the many years as our stellar Delivery Team. Always seen with a smile, and a happy hello for the staff, Janet Kolk left her mark with not only a cheerful demeanor, but her acts of service throughout the communty. Her life speaks volumes. Janet Ruth (Ogden) Kolk passed away Aug. 21, 2016, at St. John Medical Center. She was born July 12, 1948, in Longview, to Hiram Edward and Dorothy Ruth (Stoaks) Ogden. Janet was

a lifelong Castle Rock resident and had the pleasure of attending her 50year high school reunion recently. She married George Albert Kolk May 23, 1980, and was widowed Oct. 20, 1991. Janet was also predeceased by her parents and a stepgrandson. Janet is survived by their son, Brandon at home; two stepdaughters, Dena Pipkin (Dave) of Kelso and Jennifer Guffie (James) of Kermit, Texas; four siblings, Helen Berg (Chuck) of Moses Lake, Wash., Ned Ogden of Longview, Rex Ogden (Phyllis) of Castle Rock, and Mary Walker of Toutle; a beloved aunt, Marguerite Ogden of Castle Rock; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and stepgrandchildren. Janet was a member of the Castle Rock United Methodist Church, where she was an active volunteer and participated in both the vocal and hand bell choirs. She was a 51-year member of Sunnyside Grange and Cowlitz Pomona Grange, where she served as installing officer for many years. Janet was also a home economics department superintendent for the Castle Rock Fair for more than 25 years, former parade grand marshall, and enjoyed knitting and cross-stitch. A celebration of her life was held on Sept. 17 at the Castle Rock United Methodist Church, with many in attendance. We miss you, Janet. ♥ [Photo by Karen Roubicek]

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Castle Rock Pharmacy Celebrates 50 Years

Above left: A beloved photo was turned into a puzzle, showing Pharmacist Ken Davis standing deep inside a dumpster outside the Castle Rock Pharmacy, because something of importance was taken out with the garbage. Never one to shy away from a smelly challenge, Davis literally dove right in. Circa 1982-1983. Above right: Davis is shown filling an order at Castle Rock Pharmacy, established 1966.

It was fifty years ago, in 1966, that the Castle Rock Pharmacy came to life under the direction and ownership of 'Head Honcho', Ken Davis. Dishing out fun and teasing along with medicines for his customers was just standard practice at the pharmacy with Davis' keen wit and humor. According to daughter and current store manager, Jill Rodeback, Davis based his philosophies of "Laughter is the best medicine" from a Proverb: 'A merry heart doeth good like a medicine'. - Proverbs 17:22 Davis' merry heart lives on in the hearts of his children and other family members that have worked and are currently working the Pharmacy.

Ranging from his children to grandchildren, and a niece, family has always held a special place in the Pharmacy's day to day operations. As anyone who has filled a prescription at Castle Rock Pharmacy knows, or even gone in for other items, a friendly smile and open conversation is always to be expected. Ken Davis and his family, and the rest of the staff at the Castle Rock Pharmacy, invite you to join them in celebrating fifty years of laughter and business in Castle Rock. On Saturday, October 18th, from 12pm - 3pm, at the Castle Rock Pharmacy, refreshments and other great fun await celebrants. Hot dogs, cake

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

and other goodies will be provided, as well as games for those wanting to play and have some fun. Musical duo, Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth will sing and perform live country music, and their puppet named 'Peter' may even make an appearance during the festivities. Are you missing the friendly banter of the Head Honcho himself? Did you work for Ken in the past? Don't miss this chance to stop in, maybe snap a photo or two, and share in the celebration of fifty years of solid and cheerful business. ☺ Castle Rock Pharmacy 117 SW 1st Ave Castle Rock, WA • 274-8211

CELEBRATE WITH US! Saturday, Oct. 15th

12pm - 3pm * refreshments & cake * LIVE music by

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth * Head Honcho Ken!!

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Sponsored by: Montessori Children's House of Longview Every October, the Valley Bugler features subjects relating to children as a special honoring of National Childrens Health Day on Monday, October 3rd, and National Family History month. The children of the world are our future, and we hope this entertains you and the kids as well!

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

ing on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.   When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorFrom Left: Chloe, Oscar and Cora Myre, siblings, proudly ite cake for me display their personal catches of crab using hand traps from and I learned the dock. All crabs were set free. ☺ Lopez Island, WA. 2015 that the little Photo by Michelle Myre. things can be [Reprinted every year, based on the special things in life. reader response and request. We   When you thought I wasn’t looking love it too...] I heard you say a prayer, and I knew   When you thought I wasn’t look- there is a God I could always talk to ing, I saw you hang my first paint- and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don’t. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw how you handled your respon-

sibilities, even when you didn’t feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.   When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it’s all right to cry. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I learned most of life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, “Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.”

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." ~Stacia Tauscher

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

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

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Sponsored by: Montessori Children's House of Longview

Montessori style learning gives children unique opportunities In a Montessori classroom, the teacher gives each child their lessons individually from several areas of the classroom, such as language, math, art, sensorial, practical life and geography. A Montessori classroom gives children the freedom necessary to develop their differences that make them a unique individual. Montessori education compliments the universal qualities of all children. What is Montessori? In 1906, Maria Montessori created Montessori education in the slums of Rome, Italy. Dr. Montessori was a medical doctor who, after years of observing children, discovered that they passed through various stages of development. She discovered that while in each stage, children were able to learn effortlessly whatever it was that interested them. She recognized that children need freedom to explore without interruption. With this

in mind she trained people to observe and guide, rather than teach the children. Dr. Montessori also created various materials for the children to use, which would satisfy their needs and curiosities while in each stage of development. Here are some frequently asked questions of the Montessori style of education: How do I know my child is ready for Montessori? Children independent in the bathroom and between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 are usually ready. A child needs to have some impulse control and to have passed out of the oral stage (objects in mouth). Why does my child need to be two or three to start the program? The children’s house is designed specifically to meet the needs of a child between the ages of 2 1/2 to 6. Children have sensitive periods for

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

which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road. NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks. PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American. MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information. DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told. ERNEST HEMINGWAY : To die in the rain, alone. GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

learning which all fade by the age of 5 1/2. In class, lessons build on each other and cater to these sensitive periods. The kindergarten year is a time when connections are made and the fruit of all lessons is harvested. If a child enters the children’s house after some of these periods have faded the lessons are not fully absorbed. Do the children do all their work independently? Group lessons? The children do most of their work independently. Children at this age are working on self-construction. They each have an internal drive that draws them to specific work on the shelf. A child may do any particular lesson one time or fifty times depending on the child’s age, interest, or stage of development. As a child draws closer to the age of six he becomes more interested in group lessons. Some of the higher end math and language lessons are given in small groups to feed that need. Small gatherings are held sporadically for grace and courtesy lessons, stories, or listening games. Everyday, the group comes together, as a whole, to read stories and sing. The group comes together for celebrations as well. How do you know when to give a child a lesson? There are two things a teacher observes in a child when preparing to give a new lesson. The first is the child’s skill level. It is a delicate bal-

ance between offering a lesson to a child that is challenging but not too difficult to discourage. The second is interest; children absorb a lesson in its totality if it is something they are attracted to. What is the difference between kindergarten at Montessori verses public school? In public schools, students generally learn information as a unit; the entire class gets the same lesson at the same time. This does not take into account children learning at different rates. In a Montessori classroom, individuals work on a variety of different lessons at any one time. If 20 children are in the room, 20 different lessons can be going on at once. Students receive one on one lessons from the teacher, and classrooms are multiaged. For a Montessori kindergartener, anywhere from two to three years has already been spent in the Montessori environment engaged in lessons that build upon one another. The last year, the kindergarten year, is when the child’s Montessori experience really comes together. As an older child, their mental process moves from concrete thinking into abstraction; it is here true connections are made in their academics. Also, the last year in the children’s house is a time to be a leader amongst younger children utilizing all their grace and courtesy.

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Mammograms Matter October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What does that mean? For woman in their forties and at average risk for breast cancer, it means it’s time for your screening mammogram. Women who are at high risk should follow their doctor’s recommendations. If you don't already know your breast cancer risk, you can ask your health care provider. Mammograms are important because... • Digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo), also known as 3D mammography, is a

available for detecting breast abnormalities. But rather than viewing the breast tissue in 2D images, our radiologists can examine the tissue one thin layer at a time, in a sense traveling through the structure of the breast like flipping pages of a book. Fine details are more visible and are less likely to be hidden by overlapping tissue. • Mammogram often can detect potential problems before they can be felt. Early detection greatly increases treatment options and the likelihood of successful recovery. Although 2D/3D combination

revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer. During the 3D part of the exam, an x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple images in seconds. Images are displayed as a series of thin slices that can be viewed by our radiologists as individual images or in a dynamic interactive animation. Approved as an imaging modality by the FDA in early 2011, 3D mammography is used in combination with 2D digital mammography. • Studies have demonstrated a 10%30% increase in overall breast cancer detection (over 2D alone). This ability to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage will save more lives. Two of the top benefits are improving the early detection of breast cancer and providing peace of mind due to greater clarity and accuracy. This increased accuracy reduces the number of call-backs (by as much at 30%), sparing women the anxiety, inconvenience and expense of coming back for further imaging. • Traditional digital mammography takes two-dimensional pictures of the breast and is still one of the most advanced tools

exams have been proven to detect more cancers, the breast center continues to support the American Cancer Society’s guidelines which recommend that women 40 and older receive a routine screening mammogram every year. So, whether this is your first mammogram or your regular breast care mammogram, we welcome you to our Kearney Breast Center for your breast screening. We offer advanced 3D imaging combined with C-View software, resulting in superior imaging results, cutting the radiation does by half while detecting 41 percent more invasive cancers reducing the need for a repeat mammogram. Ladies, I hope you’ll schedule a mammogram soon for yourself and for those you love. Best of breast care, Ruth Melvin, RT(M) Ruth is the Clinical Operations Supervisor at the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center. She has provided the women of this community with mammography services for 30 years.

Movie Reviews By Blake Peterson

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Directed by Stig Björkman Narrated by Alicia Vikander Running Time 1 Hr., 51 Mins., NR My Rating A

Few actresses have had as tumultuous a life and career as the unprecedented Ingrid Bergman (19151982). She was a bona fide movie star in her native Sweden until she left for the promise of Hollywood in her mid-twenties, was a film icon by the end of the 1940s until she was essentially blacklisted following the discovery of her affair with Roberto Rossellini, spent most of the 1950s making arthouse pictures and living in exile, made a successful comeback in the latter part of the decade with her Oscar-winning turn in Anastasia, graced the theater with her presence for most of the 1960s, explosively returned to cinema in the 1970s, and died a legend in 1982 of breast cancer at the age of sixtyseven. She was also married three times, had four children, could speak and convincingly act in five different languages, and rarely lived in the same country for more than a decade. She lost almost all her closest family members before she turned fourteen to various illnesses. Bergman was painfully shy but felt alive when in front of the camera. She obsessively took pictures and Super 8s to ensure her familial memories never be forgotten. And she never lost her remarkable moxie for her children, for her profession, and for life itself. Ingrid Bergman (best known for her performances in 1942’s Casablanca, 1944’s Gaslight, and 1946’s Notorious) was a woman ahead of her time, a modern being never to be tied down and never one to deny herself of the thrill of a new opportunity, of a life-changing risk. As we watch 2015’s In Her Own Words, released to coincide with the one-hundredth birthday of the actress, we see Bergman, an indelible symbol of the Hollywood Golden Age, in an entirely different light. Though we might have been aware

of the roller coasters of her personal life and though we might have recognized her career as being one of the most idiosyncratic in film history, she becomes an emblem of abiding courageousness and flawed femininity that we had previously only vaguely seen her as before. Here is a woman born in a time where cultural normalities regarding marriage and work were set in stone, unbudging to a point in which challenging them could spell out social and professional doom, and yet didn’t care about how people perceived her. Here is a woman who followed her heart more than she followed her head, and lived an unconventionally exciting life as a result of her inability to conform. In its intimate capturing of her life, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, immaculately directed by Stig Björkman, is a quintessential biographical documentary. Like last year’s stirring Amy, which certainly ranks among the finest of its kind, it is apprehensive toward the use of talking heads doing their best recollections, preferring to utilize incredibly personal archival footage and diaristic voiceover for its methods of storytelling. Wisely, memories are strictly shared by Bergman’s children (who, much as they adore their mother, do not hide their misgivings toward her recurring decision to prioritize work over family) and the occasional coworker. Because this is a documentary disinterested in the notion of painting a portrait of someone else’s idea of what Ingrid Bergman was. More riveting is the idea of trying to objectively characterize this woman for who she was, warts and all. Fortunately, she’s an exceptional creation, for all her fears, desires, neuroses, and ambitions. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words is a cause for celebration. A student at the University of Washington, Blake will major in Visual Communications or Journalism.

'In God we trust, all others we virus scan.' ~Author Unknown

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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 BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION meets the 3rd Thursday each month, 7 p.m. @ 3 Rivers Bible Church 102 Harris Street, Kelso, 360-749-9040 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 & Thurs 12-1:30pm. Counseling avail. Call (360)703-6722 Kelso office: 109 Allen St, Kelso WA Kalamas GFWC AMALAK women's service club 1st & 3rd Thurs from Sept - May at Community Center, 216 Elm street in Kalama at 7:00 p.m. Call 360-901-1791 CASTLE ROCK TOPS # 0740 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays 9:30am, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 312 First Ave. Darlene: 703-5042.

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 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 360-751-2181 Packwood 360-494-4767 Grace Lutheran Church, MS Longview 360-423-4105 2725 Dover Street, Longview Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Worship: Sunday 10:30am Bethany Lutheran Church (360)414-4147 2900 Parkview Drive, Longview Office: (360)577-8240 Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Julie Bracken Vader, 295.3402 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. 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 Quilting on Mondays & Thursdays Sunday school – 9 am (all ages) Sunday Worship – 10 am Dr. John Leffler, Senior Pastor Highland’s Baptist Church 6th-12th Gr. youth Wed, 6-7:30 pm 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 456 Pioneer Ave. NE, Castle Rock Sunday School classes 9:30 a.m. Worship Celebration 10:45 a.m. Evening church service 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study Th 10:30am Rev. Reo McBride, 274.6546 Castle Rock First Baptist Church 211 Front Ave. NW, Castle Rock Pastor Joel Royce 274-4113 Sun Bible Study all ages: 9:45am Worship 11a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Wed 1:30pm Cowboy Church: Last Sat.; 3-6pm Castle Rock Church of Nazarene 456 Pioneer Ave NE, Castle Rock (360)274-6546 Pastor Reo McBride Sunday Service: 10:45am Sunday School: 9:30am Children’s Service: 11:00am Sunday Eve Service: 6:00pm Women’s Bible Study: Wed 6:00pm Castle Rock United Methodist 241 First Street, Castle Rock Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday Youth Group: Sundays 2 p.m. Rev. Pam Brokaw - 274.4252 Central Christian Church 401 Crawford St., Kelso Worship -11am, school @ 9:30am Wednesdays @ 6pm (Youth @ 6:45 Bible Studies - many available Russ Tevis, Minister 360-425-3420 Church Office Community of Christ, Longview 202 Delaware Street Pastor Sharon West Classes all ages: 10:00am Worship Service: 11:00am Church of Christ 300 St. Helen’s St., Toledo, Wa Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. John Gadberry, Minister 360-274-8570 Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2218 E. Kessler Blvd. - Longview Sunday Worship - 8:30am Sunday “Celebration” - 11 a.m. Thursday Worship - 6:30 p.m. Pastor David Martin, Senior Pastor Church office - 360-423-3250 Faith Fellowship Lutheran Brethren; Church 210 Fishers Lane, Kelso Pastor Chris Leingang Worship at 10:00am Church Office (360) 425-4390 Fathers House Church 1315 Commerce Ave, Longview Worship Sundays: 9am, 10:30am Pastor Chuck Tilton 423-7826 Fireside Fellowship 271 Atmore Road, Toutle Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m.

House of Prayer for All Nations 868 9th ave. Longview, WA Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Service 11:15 AM Evening Service 6 PM Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 2200 Allen Street, Kelso (360) 423-3650 M & F Daily Mass 12:15 PM Sat Vigil Mass 5:30 PM Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Kalama Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Eader 112 Vincent Rd, Kalama WA 9:45am - Sunday School 11:00am - Worship Call 673-5570 Kelso First United Methodist Church 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso Contemporary Service 9:00 am Sunday School 9:20 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Wed: Children (Grade 1-12) 5:30-7 pm Pastor Vonda McFadden 360-423-7480 Lexington Bible Fellowship 98 Garden Street, Kelso (Lexington) Sunday school @ 9:45am Sunday worship @ 11am Pastor Jerry Hancuff Life Center Corner of Rock & Pine in Centralia Sundays at 10:30am or Oyler Rd & Hwy 12 in Ethel Sundays 9:00am 360-736-5898

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 Living Hope Church 2711 NW Andreson, Vancouver Stella Lutheran Chapel 11:00am Sundays 124 Sherman Road, Longview Pastor Dean Jenks (360)944-3905 Pastor Carol Plummer Sunday Worship 10:00 am Longview Church of Christ Office (360) 423-3795 (Wed. Only) 2219 50th Ave. Sunday Bible Class Toledo New Life Assembly of God 9:30, Sunday Worship 10:30 Pastor Larry Hartwick 420 Silver Street, Toledo 864-4366 Worship: Sun. @ 10am, Wed. @ 6pm Longview Church of the Nazarene Dinner on Wednesdays @ 5:15pm 814 - 15th Ave, Longview Food Bank: Last Tue/Wed of month Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Toutle Christian Fellowship Celebrate Recovery Thurs at 6 p.m 5067 Spirit Lake Hwy – Toutle 360-577-1100 Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Pastor Denny Martinez Longview Community Church, 2323 Washington Way - Longview (360)274-6305 Contemporary Service 8:45 a.m. Sun. Vader Assembly of God Church Traditional Service 11 a.m. Sun. 302 - 6th St., Vader (360)295-3756 Pastor John Williams 423.6380 Pastor Tracy Durham Sunday Worship: 10:30am & 6:00pm Longview Presbyterian Church Wed. Adult Study, Kidz Church: 7p.m. 3808 Pennsylvania St., Longview Worship and Children’s Class: Valley View Church of God Sundays at 10am 1435 - 33rd Ave, Longview WA Pastors Dexter & Liz Kearny 577-8951 Pastor Dwayne Cothron (360)636-6787 Worship Sundays @ 10am & 6pm Longview Pentecostal Church 4333 OB Highway, 636-0580 Word of Life Christian Center Sunday School 11am, Worship 12pm 277 Brown Rd. E, Chehalis Bible Study Wed 7pm, Youth Fri. 7pm Sunday 9:45am / Wed 7pm Study Pastor Perry Hanchey 360-864-4407 / 360-523-8828 New and Living Way Church

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Church Bulletin Bloopers

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Say Hello to the iPhone 7 By Oscar Myre IV Valley Bugler Columnist

The long awaited iPhone 7 is finally here. Apple does a great job of creating excitement for their new products. There was plenty of speculation about the new iPhone. Now that the guessing is the over, “what is new with iPhone?” But first what is not new? It has mostly the same design and it comes in the same size as the 6s and 6s Plus. Ok, now let’s go over the top 4 features of the new iPhone 7.... Waterproof By removing the headphone jack and other changes they’ve made it dunk proof. You can’t swim with it but, it should be safe to get wet. Improved Camera The camera seems to get a bit better with every update, but the Plus model camera has some pretty exciting changes. The rear face now has 2 cameras. During the keynote demo they showed how you can take a photo with a sharp focus image in the foreground and soft focus in the rest of the photo. The is a pretty amazing camera with optical zoom and stabilization That fits in your pocket. I believe with future software we’ll also

get to take 3D pictures. ~:-) Improved Battery Apple says the battery last up to 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6s. We will wait to see what tests reveal, but that is a significant improvement. New Colors This one isn’t a real big deal but, the new Jet black does look pretty cool. And one more thing, the new iOS 10. You gotta get the new iOS. It has a lot of great features like new configurable widgets on the lock screen and a fancy new iMessages app. But, if you have an iPhone 5 or newer you can upgrade to iOS 10 right now for free. It makes it feel like you have a brand new phone. So is it time for an upgrade? The new iOS makes you feel like you have a new phone, but are the upgrades enough for you to buy a real new phone? If you have an iPhone 5 the answer is yes. For iPhone 6 users I’d probably say no. But, the major carriers sweetened the offer. They will give you a free iPhone 7 if you trade in a qualifying paid-off iPhone. You can basically get a 32 GB model for $0 with a 2 year contract. You can get a 7 Plus for $120 more. To upgrade the hard drive you can pay $100 more for a 128 GB and $200 more for a 256 GB model. Be sure to read the small print as each carrier as different deals. So after you’ve read the small print do you think it is time to say hello to an iPhone 7? There are other upgrade options as well. If you aren’t sold on the latest and the greatest you might be interested to learn that instead of replacing the 6s with the 7, Apple upgraded the memory on the 6s and added the 7 to the group. The iPhone family now includes iPhone 7, iPhone 6s & iPhone SE. Both the 7 and 6s iPhone have the larger sized Plus models. 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:

Thanks for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: * The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. *The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.' Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

GOURDS: The Centerpieces of Fall

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

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

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Adorable Adoptee Meet 'Velcro'

(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what your pet eats. If you've always thought all pet foods were equal, think again. Veterinariandeveloped formulas, such as those offered by Diamond CARE, are created for pets with unique dietary needs but also provide affordable complete nutrition, without sacrificing quality or taste. Learn more about these common ailments that may be corrected with a new high-quality feeding regimen, and talk with your veterinarian about a treatment plan to get your pet back to better health. Sensitive Skin While a rash or other skin irritation can be an obvious sign that your pet has sensitive skin, other behaviors such as excessive scratching, biting and licking can also signal a problem. Identifying the cause is essential to bringing your pet comfort. Skin irritation among pets is generally caused by something in their environment, such as an allergy, a parasitic infection or in more extreme cases, a neurogenic or infectious condition. Skin problems can also arise from poor nutrition. If your dog has skin sensitivities that might be related to diet or allergic skin disease, try a diet with hydrolyzed salmon as the single animal protein source. Ingredients such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to be beneficial to skin and coat health. Some sensitive skin formulas not only contain hydrolyzed salmon but are grain-free and made with peas to enhance the flavor and provide high-quality carbohydrates. Weight Management A few extra pounds on your dog or cat may not seem like a cause for concern, but too much weight can cause a long list of health problems. Just like humans, one of the best ways to counter a weight problem in pets is to adjust what they're eating. An option such as Diamond CARE Weight Management

Formula for Adult Dogs or Adult Cats can help address your pet's weight issue without leaving it feeling hungry. Powdered cellulose, a source of insoluble fiber, helps your pet feel full, while L-Carnitine aids the body in metabolizing fat. To make sure your pet gets all the nutrients needed, this formula is rounded out with omega fatty acids, guaranteed antioxidants and probiotics developed for digestive health. Talking with your veterinarian can help identify other ways to help your pet lose weight and also help you rule out any underlying medical concerns. Sensitive Stomach Though it may seem like it at times, not all dogs have cast-iron stomachs. A limited-ingredient formula that combines potatoes and egg protein is a good, easy-to-digest option for sensitive dogs. Other beneficial ingredients may include psyllium seed husk, a source of beneficial fiber, which helps support proper digestion, and probiotic strains that are native to the canine gastrointestinal tract. Learn more at:

Understand the Ingredients Quality pet food isn't necessarily the most expensive option. The right choice for your pet is the food that delivers the right combination of ingredients and nutrition for your pet's special needs. The experts at Diamond CARE suggest looking for these preferred ingredients when you have a pet with unique dietary needs. * Limited ingredient products contain a narrow selection of high-quality ingredients and provide an alternative feeding option that still delivers complete nutrition. * Easily digestible protein refers to carefully selected, easily digestible, high-quality protein sources, such as egg protein, potato protein, lamb meal, chicken meal or salmon. In foods made for sensitive skin, you may see "hydrolyzed protein," which refers to a protein source broken down into tiny pieces that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. * Grain-free formulas contain ingredients such as potatoes and peas to provide high-quality carbohydrates as an alternative to grains. * Antioxidant formulas contain guaranteed levels of zinc, selenium and vitamin E to help support a healthy immune system. * Fatty acid blends combine omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as sunflower oil, chicken fat, eggs or flaxseed, which help support a pet's

This tiny kitten was dumped in an abandoned lot - just 3 or 4 weeks old. She immediately ran to our rescuer, and when she was picked up, clung so tightly to this person that she earned the name "Velcro". She was so thankful to be out of the hot summer heat. And she was starving!! She only weighed 6 ounces - she was very thin. We immediately started feeding her KMR, which she eagerly took. Velcro now weighs 2-1/2 pounds, is healthy, energetic and so playful! She is a confident little kitten. She runs and jumps and climbs. Velcro will wear herself out, then crash in her kitty condo. She is always looking to be held and cuddled, because she has spent the last 8 weeks being held and loved on by multiple people. She has the

loudest purr! She also has become tolerant of dogs, especially an 85 pound German Shepherd. Velcro is spayed, microchipped, and has her first vaccinations. (The photo above is her "baby picture", taken when she was about 6 weeks old) For more information about Velcro, please contact Rescued Paws: Rescued Paws: (360)673-7373

healthy skin and coat. Omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources are often added to dog food formulas. * Probiotic strains are beneficial bacteria that help support digestion and a healthy immune system. Look for probiotics developed specifically for dogs and cats that are processed under strict humangrade standards to ensure purity. * Fiber blends in weight management formulas help dogs and cats feel full, while blends of soluble and insoluble fibers in other formulas help support optimal digestion.

* L-Carnitine is often added to weight management formulas because it helps the body metabolize fat. * Glucosamine and chondroitin, which promote joint health, may be added to senior formulas or weight management formulas to help support joints that may be working a little harder due to excess weight. * Superfoods aren't just for humans. Ingredients like kale, chia seed, pumpkin, blueberries and quinoa are particularly high in nutritional value and help provide more complete nutrition for your pet.

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

Call 577-0151

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