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Juntunen turns 98 years old

Charlotte Faye Juntunen of Longview celebrates her 98th birthday Aug. 6.

She was born in Wenatchee on that day in 1921 to Rush and Pearl Kuhlman.

Charlotte moved to Longview in 1938.

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She met Einer Juntunen in Spokane. They married and lived on the 80 acre Juntunen homestead on Columbia Heights in Longview. Einer’s parents purchased the property after immigrating to the United States from Finland. Einer passed away in 1986.

Charlotte has been a homemaker, cook, gardener, seamstress, carpenter and more.

After her five children were raised, she worked 17 years for Messick Janitorial to make money to travel. She has been to Europe several times, traveled to the Middle East and traveled throughout the United States.

Charlotte was a member of the Columbia Heights Assembly of God Church and the Kelso Assembly of God Church. She also attended the Exodus Church.

Charlotte enjoys crocheting afghans and hats which she gives to the Catlin Grange whose Family Living team donates to the Vancouver Veterans Association hospital. Charlotte also has donated her needlework to the Emergency Support Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army, the Northwest Continuum Care Center, the Crawford House and Doernbecher’s children’s hospital. And, she gives her handiwork to her friends and family.

She plants and tends flowers and shrubs at the apartment complex where she lives for her enjoyment and for the other residents to enjoy. Her garden is named “Charlotte’s Garden.”

Charlotte reads her Bible and other devotional books on a daily basis.

In 2015, Charlotte was named Catlin Grange No. 199 Citizen of the Year.

Charlotte lives alone and still cooks for herself with help from her children and their families.

Visitors most likely will see her crocheting in her lift chair, in the kitchen cooking or in “Charlotte’s Garden” taking care of her flowers.

Charlotte’s children are Donald (Ruth) Juntunen of Kelso, Mary Ellen (Dean) Mann of Longview, Clifford (Karen) Juntunen of Longview, Linda Leonard of Centralia, and Bruce (Janice) Juntunen of Chehalis.

Charlotte also has 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Slape’s play to be workshopped

“The Harder Courage,” a historical tragedy by Rainier resident Leslie Slape, will be presented in a developmental workshop Aug. 7-11 in Salem, Ore. Rod Ceballos is the director.

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“Courage” is based on true events in Cowlitz County in 1891-92, when Sheriff Ben Holmes arrests Robert Day for murder and ultimately hangs him at the courthouse in Kalama. During the eight months of confinement, the men bond and help each other find the courage to face the worst day of their lives. The play explores themes of friendship, family, war, vigilante justice, and overcoming fears.

“Courage” was a finalist in the 2018 Ashland New Plays Festival. An audio version is on the ANPF’s Play4Keeps.org podcast site.

The workshop is presented by Theatre 33, a new play development company operating in partnership with Willamette University. Theatre 33’s mission is to help Oregon and Northwest playwrights develop their scripts.

Performances are in the Putnam Studio Theatre on the second floor of the Pelton Theatre, 900 State St., on the Willamette campus.

Show times are at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 10-11. A talkback will take place after each performance. A donation of $10 is suggested.

Park in the Matthews parking lot located off 12th street between Bellevue and State streets. For details, call 971-599-1029 or visit theatre33.org.

Three named to honor roll

Three local residents have been named to the spring 2019 honor roll at Whitworth University in Spokane. To qualify for the list, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade-point average.

Kalama: Casey Sweet

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  • Kelso:

Robert Buller and Ian McTamaney

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Go 4th kids’ games winners

The winners from the Longview Pioneer Lions Club kids’ games held during the Go 4th celebration have been announced.

Girls wheelbarrow races

Ages 5-7: Makena Hoven and Katelyn Uhlig first place; Hailey Simon and Gabby Jude, second place; and Alana McGinty and Breena McGint

  • y, third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Lucy Young and Giselle Hoven, first place; Katelyn Uhlig and Makena Hoven, second place; and Natalie Denson and Liberty Woltersdorf

  • , third place.

Ages 11 to 13: Breyelle Box and Lily (no last name provided), first place; Ellie PowersLu and Eian Morris, and Emme MacArthur and Anne Rubash,

  • tie for second place; and Kaleena Sahine and Hannah Buck, third place.

Girls foot races

Younger than age 2: Kylie Sahim, Aua Reeves and Violet Jason, first place; Kylie Sahim, second place; and Kendall Leggett and Iris Gig

  • , third place.

Ages 3 to 4: Olivia Luedke, first; Adalene Luedke, second; and Kendall Leggett, third place. Olivia Luedke, first; Adalene Luedke, second; and Adalynn (no last name provided) and Sienna Buck

  • , tied for third place.

Ages 5-7: Gabby Jude, first; Isabel Marshall, second; and Breena McGinty

  • , third.
  • Ages 8-10:

Natalia Denson and Liberty Woltersdorf, and Woadie Conrad and Mia Conrad,

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  • first place.
  • Ages 11-13:

Hannah Buck and Kaleena Sahim, first place; Emme MacArthur and Kennedy Hasting, second place; and Emily Naillon and Anna Rubash,

  • third place.

Girls solo sack race

Ages 5-7: Gabby Jude, first place; Ava Wadell, second place; and Isabel Marshall

  • , third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Lucy Young, first place; Ava Wadell, second place; and Natalia Dencon

  • , third place.
  • Ages 11-13:

Breyelle Box, first place; Sarah Stewart, second place; and Lilyuna Jude and Brooke Hefley

  • , third place.

Boys foot races

Younger than age 2: Beau Bassier, first place; Oliver Michael, second place; and Owen Miller, third place. Oliver Michael, first place; and Kiden Wolfe

  • , second place.
  • Ages 3-4:

Jaxon Jason and Kate Heinzman, tied for first place; and Tucker Faul, second place. Kate Heinzman and Jaxon Jason

  • , second place.
  • Ages 5 to 7:

Noah Myers, first place; Patrick Leggett, second place; and Tannek Naillon

  • , third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Zane Armstrong, first place; Wyatt Herzog, second place; and (no first name provided) Burgoyne

  • , third place.
  • Ages 11 to 13:

Olive Hegdahl, first place; and Jonah Herzog

  • , second place.

Boys three-legged race

Ages 5-7: Weston Smith, first place, Judah Larson, second place; and Hudson Hayes, third place. Cameron Enhlich, first place; Tanner Smithingell, second place; and Laudon Fulton,

  • third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Jude Beck, first place; Laird Homstrom, Carson Hunnington and Griffin Spillmeyer, second place; and Micah Herzog

  • , third place.
  • Ages 11-13:

Sam Allen, first place; Hannah Buck, second place; and Aden Harrell, third place. Landon Fulton, first place; Jason Buck, second place; and Tate Armstrong

  • , third place.

Boys solo sack races

Ages 5-7: Judah Larson, first place; Remy (no last name provided), second place; Brock Ames and Tanner Smithingell

  • , tied for third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Thomas Marsell and Tyler Herzog, tied for first place; Zane Armstrong, second place; and Brewer Holmstrom

  • , third place.
  • Ages 11-13:

Sam Allen, first place; Reese Holmstrom, second place; and Paxton Holmstrom

  • , third place.

Boys wheelbarrow races

Ages 5-7: Oliver Larson and Bryden Huhta, first place; Jaxon Jason and Carson Jason, second place; and Judah Larson and Tanner Smithingell

  • , third place.
  • Ages 8-10:

Kyler Strout and Zane Armstrong, first place; Laird Holmstrom and Brewer Holmstrom, second place; and Greyson Fisher and Brock Larson

  • and Spencer Richmond, tied for third place.
  • Ages 11-13:

Sam Allen and Landon Fulton, first place; Payton Holstrom and Reese Holmstrom, second place; and Aden Harrel and Tate Armstrong

  • , third place.

Rolling Pin

Hillary Simon, first place; Lindsay Michael, second place; Amber Buck, third place.

Egg toss winners

Jarred Jason and Sam Jason, first place; Drew Jason and Sean Pedersen, second place; and Brian Hefley and Jennifer Heffley, third place.

Pioneer Lions volunteers

John Claypool, Doug Irvine, Samuel Jones, Donna Jessen, Rex Boswell, John Abe, Roger Karnofski, Jim Reinecke, Marilyn Patterson, Pat Fulton, Naomi Woltersdor, Cindy Fickett and Lewie Fickett.

— The Daily News

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