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Hospital board thanks donors

I thank the HealthCare Foundation of Cowlitz County for the generous donation to the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.

The donation will help fund a very collaborative project that will positively impact at-risk children and their families who access and utilize services of many local agencies.

The HealthCare Foundation money will be matched by PeaceHealth Community Benefit funds and in-kind donations from the LINK program to bring the Child Community Health Workers project to fruition. It will stimulate contact and action between at-risk children and their families and a myriad of local agencies to provide vital services to ensure each child is a healthy child ready to learn.

Working together as financial supporters and in-kind service providers, the HealthCare Foundation, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center and LINK can wrap these children in vital services.

Thank you to the HealthCare Foundation for joining us in this truly collaborative program.

Brian Magnuson, chairman

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center Community Health Board

Back to School Fair a success

The annual Red Canoe/Youth and Family Link Back to School Fair recently was held at Victoria Freeman Park in Longview.

More than 600 backpacks and school supplies were provided to children in our community.

Thanks to the kind donations from the Fill the Canoe school supply drive, Red Canoe Credit Union matched all donations in order to fill the need so local children would not have to attend their first day of school without school supplies.

Other local agencies including 211 Info, the Girl Scouts, the Longview Public Library, Parks and Recreation, Columbia Wellness, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the Family Health Center, Fostering Together, Head Start, United Way, Molina Healthcare, FISH, and the Child and Adolescent Clinic provided games and resources so parents could learn about assistance available in the community.

Emiley Siters,

community coordinator

Youth and Family Link

Untouchables Car Club thankful

A heartfelt thank you to the city of Kalama for allowing us full access to your historic downtown for our 21st Annual Untouchables Car Show, to the Kalama Chamber of Commerce for all your hard work in co-hosting the event and to the Kalama Telephone Company for allowing us the use of their office for our “behind the scenes” work. Special thanks to Joel Olson Trucking for being our major sponsor.

Proceeds from the car show will provide scholarships to Lower Columbia College for local high school graduates, will purchase Christmas gifts for the disadvantaged children through Helping Hands, will be used to “adopt” a family for Christmas, will assist the needy in our community during the holiday season, and will contribute to the “Backpack Buddies” program and other charitable groups.

A gracious thank you to all of our award sponsors, goody bag patrons, raffle patrons and “Treasure Hunt” businesses for their generous support to our car show: Allstate Insurance (Jim DeBruler), Amalak Women’s Club, Antique Deli and Pastry Shoppe, Antique Wheels, Art’s Automotive, Audio Express, Jan and Ivan Baker, Battle Ground Dental, Behrend’s Body Shop, Bud Clary Chevrolet, Camp Kalama RV Park and Fireside Cafe, Columbia Ford, Columbia Inn Restaurant, Cornerstone Construction, Country Village Nutrition Shoppe and Cafe, Cowlitz 5 Professional Firefighters, Donna’s Pet Grooming, Double D’s Feed Farm and Garden, Dream Weaver Antiques, Emerald Kalama Chemical, employees of the city of Kalama, Engraving Emporium, Esty’s Auto Center, Evergreen Paint, family and friends of Pat McLean, Fibre Federal Credit Union, First Street Antiques, Five Rivers Construction, Floral Effects, Fosses Hot Rods and Cool Cars, Gilliano’s Pizza Parlor, Dave and Diana Gillogly, Bud and Patty Gish, Godfrey’s Pharmacy, Steve and Twila Goodner, Gram Lumber, Great Clips for Hair, GT Collision Center, Gunnar’s Auto Parts,

Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, Hendrickson Mall, the High School Car Show Committee, Don Hollister Trucking Company, Hoon Brothers Mustangs, David E. Houten (DDS), J&B Towing, JH Kelly, Judy’s Antiques, Kalama Auto Supply, Kalama Baptist Church, Kalama Burger Bar, Kalama Chevron, Kalama Export Company, Kalama Insurance Agency, Kalama Koffee, Kalama Krazy Kruisers, Kalama Lions Club, Kalama Police Guild and chief of police, Kalama RV and Dry Storage, Kalama Shopping Center, Kalama Spirits and Tobacco, Kalama Subway, Kalama Volunteer Firefighters Association, Les Schwab Tire, Lewis River Auto Licensing, Lewis River Dental (Woodland), Longview Tire Sales, Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Kalama mayor Pete Poulsen, McCord Bros. Nissan-Dodge, Weldon and Sue McDonald, Motion Autos, Mr. Bill’s Espresso, NAPA Auto Parts, New Hope, Northwest Innovations Works, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Palmer’s Glass Company, Playa Azul, Poker Pete’s, Port of Kalama, Punk’s Automotive and Exhaust, Rainier Sound Authority, Rebel Truck Stop, REMAX Results Real Estate, River Rock Kids, RSG Forest Products, Salon Spa and Wines, Larry and Peggy Scoles, Sears, SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso, Shamrock Bar and Grill, Curt and Becky Smith, Stuffy’s II, Super Chevrolet Parts Company, The Broken Rod Bottle Bar at Camp Kalama, The Chevy Store, Three Rivers Industrial Machine, TLC Deli and Laundromat, U-Neek RV Center, VFW No. 10435 and Auxiliary (Kalama), Western Fabrication, and Bob and Mary Wiggins.

We thank all of our participants who brought their cool cars, trucks and motorcycles for us to admire. Thank you also to all of our spectators who came to check out our car show and downtown Kalama.

The Untouchables Car Club

Senior golfers thank sponsors

The Senior Division of the Mint Valley Golf Course thanks the following sponsors of the Fourth Annual Senior Open which was held Aug. 16 — Applebee's, Bruno's Pizza, Dee Bandi (YMCA), Stuffy's II Restaurant, Vernie's Pizza, Columbia Ford, Midas Auto Service, Domino's Pizza, Sizzler Restaurant, Mikey's Pizza, Nipp's Drive-Through, ZoJo's, Espresso Express, Starbucks Coffee, Pacific Rim Expresso, 19th Hole Mint Valley, Fiesta Bonita, lzzy's Pizza, Skipper's restaurant, Dairy Queen, Lewis River Golf, Omelettes & More, Taco Time, Custom Hand Wash, Guadelajara Restaurant, Washman Car Wash, Rebecca Loren (personal trainer), Oil Can Henry's, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Jimmy John's sandwiches, Burgerville, Red Leaf Coffee Co., Kelso Theatre, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, The Pancake House, Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt, Fred Meyer, Arby's, Subway, Custom Hand Wash, Porky's Public House and Eatery, Hart C's Restaurant and New Moon Chinese Restaurant.

The Fourth Annual Senior Open was well-attended and tons of fun, as usual, with 62 participants.

The Senior Division of the Mint Valley Golf Course

Dogapawlooza a howling success

The 10th annual Dogapawlooza took place Aug. 5 at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds.

It was a huge success. The dogs had a great time, their people had a great time and we all laughed a lot. It was the biggest dog party you’ve ever seen. All dogs, all play, all fun.

We also raised some needed funds for the Humane Society of Cowlitz County.

Thank you to KUKN, KLOG and The Wave for their promotional and financial support. Thank you to the rest of our sponsors: Frank and Holly McShane, Alpine Veterinary Clinic, Ankle and Foot Clinic, Lower Columbia Veterinary Clinic, LegalShield, Animal Health Services, Catlin Properties and Drew’s Grocery. Thank you to Jon and Christine Randall of TrolleyLocal for the Fill The Trolley donation event.

Thank you for the help in providing the porta-potties (United Site Services), the sound system (Music and More Productions) and the T-shirts (Advantage Screen Printing). Thank you to The Daily News, Columbia River Reader and Valley Bugler for helping to promote Dogapawlooza.

Thank you Humane Society volunteers. Thank you to the vendors who participated; and for the prizes donated by Evangers Pet Food, Nutrisource Pet Food, Rainier Farm and Meats, Animal Supply Co., The Dog Zone and more.

A special thanks goes to the people and organizations that put on the dog events: Ken and Jeff of Tri-State Jack Russell Terrier Club (lure coursing), Corgi’s of Narnia (fashion show), Tim Krieger (Canine Good Citizen testing) and The Dog Zone.

Thank you to the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds for being so helpful.

Finally, thank you the public and their dogs for attending. You can’t have a dog party without a bunch of dogs.

One final salute to Rocky. He won the wiener dog races multiple years. Rocky recently passed away, but his sister Delilah won this year to keep the victory in the family.

Keenan Harvey, executive director

Humane Society of Cowlitz County

Doug Kalberg

The Dog Zone

CR Fair Board thankful for help

The Castle Rock Fair Board thanks everyone who helped put on the 2017 Castle Rock Fair. We could not have done it with out you.

Thanks go to Joe Godinho and Four Corners Farm and Garden, the Cowlitz County Corrections Department, the Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Board, Cowlitz County Sherriff’s deputies, Dr. Roger Gardner, Cowlitz Critters and Company 4-H Club, Cool Combination 4-H Club, Toutle FFA, Castle Rock FFA, David and Kristin Niehenke, Julia Collins, Eric Evans, Debbie and Riley Harden, Mary and Abby Walker, Teresa Proudfit, Felicia Proudfit, Perry Putnam, Yvonne Knuth, Jim French, Jana Gann, Wayne Lundy, Jim Hedges, Longview Woodcarvers, Charlie and Barbara Rutherford, Fred Mitchell, Pam Brokow, Kathy Wheeler, Shelly Haddix, The Flower Pot, Sue Pulse, Susan Wooldridge, Dolores Stout, Brandon Kolk, Brenda Hornbuckle, Paulette Graham, Matt and Colleen Langdon, Cristy Langdon, Jerry Godinho, Wileen and Larry Carlton, Collin Rider, Colby Davidson Cameron, Davidson Darwin, Barbara Rider, Tracy and Vince Wilbur, Emily Wilbur, Joe and Anita Ogden, Star Rental, Rick Hoyer, Jim Johnston, Janet Prince, Heather and Brian Wilbur, Makayla Wilbur, Jerri Streeter, Anna Rose, Kaden and Kylen Johnson, Chet and Lynda O’Brien, Gary and Marti Boshart, Ron Teigen, Friends of Castle Rock Fair, Steve and Heather Ogden, Paige and Rylee Ogden, Phyllis Ogden, Clarence and Roxanne Knutson, Bonnie and Wayne Guthmiller, Lewis and Clark Bowmen, Troy Clark and Dana Marcil, Castle Rock Police Department, Castle Rock Public Works Department, Castle Rock Fire Department, City of Castle Rock, parents of the class of 2018, Castle Rock School District, Castle Rock Christian Church, Washington State Department of Transportation, Lions Club, American Legion Post No. 175, The America in Bloom Team, Jim and Nancy Chennault, The Heritage Garden Team, Linda Staudinger, Rick Burchett, Mount St. Helens Motorcycle Club, John Wagner, L. Rock and all the merchants who bought ads in the premium book.

If we have missed anyone, we are sorry. A big thank you to all who helped make this years fair a success

Gary Boshart, president,

and the Castle Rock Fair Board

Bow-Tie bash

a great success

Columbia River Corvettes thank the many individuals and businesses for helping make our 25th Annual Bow-Tie Bash a great success.

Through the generosity of our sponsors and participants since the first car show in 1993, we have been able to raise more than $80,000 to donate to various community charities. These have included scholarships to Lower Columbia College, Meals on Wheels, The Emergency Support Shelter, The St. James Family Center in Cathlamet, Cowlitz Human Society, United Way of Cowlitz County, Neighbors in Need, Salvation Army Angel Tree and Food Pantry Fund Drive, Hospice, Community House, Children’s Community Resources, Corvettes Conquer Cancer, Backpack Buddies, Hilander Dental, Relay for Life, Hood to Coast Run, Local School Gardens Project, Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center, The Lions’ Club, Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes, The Progress Center and High School Car Shows, among other things.

Thanks go to these sponsors for the 2017 show as well: jacket sponsors — C & L Licensing Inc., Castle Rock Eagles, Country Folks Deli, Columbia Funeral Services, Little Indian Embroidery, Red Canoe Financial Group, Teri’s Restaurant, Bud Clary Auto Group, Longview Tire Sales Inc., Day Wireless Systems, Edward Jones Investments (Ron Horn), Mill City Grill, Stirling Auto Group, Valley Bugler, Columbia River Corvettes, 360 Auto Care, Prographyz, Sloan’s Floor Covering, Lynn’s Ice Cream Yogurt & More, Vernie’s Pizza, PT Northwest, Stylemasters, David Houten DDS, Kim Bowl Redtaurant, Teague’s Interiors and the president of Columbia River Corvettes; raffle prize sponsors — Bruno’s Pizza, Art’s Auto Supply, Kim Bowl Restaurant, SerPro of LV/Kelso, T & T Tire, Evergreen Paint, Old Creekside Cafe, Cowlitz River Rigging, Esty’s Auto Center, Gunnar’s Auto Supply, Guadalajara Mexician Restaurant, Bud Clary Chevrolet, Harbor Freight, Vernie’s Pizza, PT Northwest, Fiesta Bonita Mexican Restaurant, Skyline Golf Course, Lexie’s Pizza Pub, Masthead Restaurant, Vintage Square on Broadway, Corner Collectables on Commerce, Frostbite Yogurt, Flying Pig Organic Bakery, Banda’s Boutique, Connie McArthur, Doug and Bonnie Heartley, Goldie Valentine, Annamae Bryan, Cheryl Sharkey, Chris Pruett, Robin Wright and a special thank you to Sears Hometown Store.

Columbia River Corvettes also give a very special thank you to longtime past member, Gary Wohl, who was one of the original founders of this car show. For many years he was instrumental in the success of the show with all the planning, organizing and working hard at growing the sponsors list and collecting raffle prizes. Gary passed away July 18 and, although he was a true Corvette lover, he also was known to many auto enthusiasts and collectors in the Longview/Kelso area. Gary will be remembered often and dearly missed.

Columbia River Corvettes

Tabbie Gal, Guy grateful for tabs

Final report of 2017 for the Tabbie Gal and Guy.

Yes, we are retiring after some 20 years and collecting thousands of pounds of those tiny aluminum tabs off your cans. It has been a pleasure to be a part of our little group to help our community Hospice.

We knew it was going to the Make a Wish program. We are making our last donation here very soon. So we want to thank everyone who has contributed to our effort for our community.

Thank you.

Tabbie Gal and Guy

Car club thanks sponsors, donors

The Solid Rock Cruisers Car Club of Cowlitz County says thank you to everyone who helped make our 17th annual car show on July 15 successful.

We had 123 cars at our show this year and we raised more than $4,300 profit that will be used for local scholarships and nonprofit organizations promoting the health and well-being of local families and children in need.

Thanks to our major sponsors: Farmer’s Insurance—Corwin-Rey Agency, Columbia Auto Group, Driveline Express Division of Potter Webster Co. and Advance Auto Parts.

Thanks to our trophy sponsors: State Farm Insurance (Bob Beal) with an exceptional five trophy sponsors, Calvary Community Church, SignMasters Awards ‘n More, Mint Valley Federal Credit Union, Allstate Insurance (Joe Cleveland), El Compadre Restaurant, Lower Columbia Longshoremen’s Federal Credit Union, Northwest Auto Specialist Inc., Vernie’s Pizza, Bruno’s Pizza, Reprographics Printing, WESCO – Evergreen Paint, Behrend’s Body Shop, Auto Tech, Superior Tire Service, T&T Tire LLC, The Spot Professional Groomer Inc., Max Auto Body, Cowlitz River Rigging, Triangle Bowl, Wheeler’s Collision and Paint Inc., Kelso Christian Assembly, Celebrate Recovery, Dee Bandy Massage Therapy, Pancake House, Longview Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary, Line X of Longview, Weatherguard Inc., Dream Dentistry, Stuffy’s II restaurant, Kerr Car Care/Quality Muffler Hut, Edward Jones (Nick LeMiere), Allied Hearing, GT Collision Center, Van Fleet Chiropractic, Allstate Insurance (Jim DeBruler), Baker Lumber, Edward Jones (Ron Horn) Financial Adviser, Red Leaf Organic Coffee, Kelso Theater Pub and Backstage, Untouchables Car Club, Rods and Reels Rod Run, In Loving Memory of Mark Veys, Bart and Kris Bartelme, Bill and Verna Grimes, Danni and Shelley Willis, Dick Huhtala (Hoot No. 1), Bob Huhtala (Hoot No. 2), Lloyd and Helen Smith, John and Holly Keyser, and Tom and Beth Gunn.

Also thanks to our raffle prize and participant bag donors: Heritage Bank, Estetica Day Spa, Les Schwab Tire Center—Industrial Way, Art’s Automotive, Reprographics Printing, Bicoastal Media & Shilo Inns, Pancake House, Motion Industries, Longview Tire Sales and Service, Tire Factory of Longview, NAPA Auto Parts – Longview, Dick Hannah Dealerships, Hart Radiator, Dee Bandy Massage Therapy, Sizzler Restaurant, Kelso Dairy Queen, Nipp’s Drive-Through restaurant, Stuffy’s II restaurant, The Masthead restaurant, Reliable Muffler, Edward Jones (Ron Horn), The Dog Zone, Waltkins Tractor Supply, Fastenal, Mathe’s, Gunnars Auto Supply, GT Collision Center, SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso, Aaron and Charlene Owenby, Larry and Dee Heitz, Brad and Laurie Benshoof, Bob (Hoot No. 2) Huhtala, John and Holly Keyser, and Tom and

And finally, special thanks to Calvary Community Church for the use of their building and parking lot; Star Rentals for the use of a scissor lift and road delineators; SignMasters Awards ‘n More for our trophies; Prographyx for our participant giveaway bottles; The Daily News and Reprographics Printing for print publicity; KUKN, KLOG, and Bi-Coastal Media for radio publicity; and the Rotary Club of Kelso for being our food concessioner.

Hope to see you again next year.

John Keyser and Tom Gunn

Solid Rock Cruisers Car Club of Cowlitz County

Golf tourney a success

The Heritage Bank Women’s Scramble was held July 19 and 20 at Three Rivers Golf Course.

We had a field of 118 players from Washington, Oregon and as far away as Idaho. This tournament was a great success due to some very fine local sponsors and organizations. Because of the generous help from our many sponsors, we will be able to make donations to Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Support Shelter and Phoenix House.

Our deepest gratitude to our Title Sponsor Heritage Bank and Marlene Johanson for her guidance and assistance in helping our tournament become the great success it is each year.

We express our thanks and appreciation to the following: Hole-In-One Sponsor: Max Kamp of Continental Investor Services; KP Sponsor: Eldon Robbins Auto Sales; Long Drive Sponsor: All-Out Sewer & Drain Services; Premier Lunch Sponsors: Jerri Henry of H&S Enterprises and Noelle Hamilton, Attorney at Law; Platinum Sponsor: Twin City Bank; Gold Sponsors: Triangle Bowl, Columbia Ford, Fibre Federal Credit Union, JH Kelly LLC and The Futcher Group; and Bronze Sponsors: Columbia River Carpet One, Cascade Eye Care, Comfort Inn, Foster Farms, Anderson and Anderson Advisory, Lashley and Sons Truck Repair, Entek Corporation, Stewart Title, Reitsch, Weston and Blondin Law Firm, Bob Crisman of Gallery of Diamonds, Three Rivers Men’s Golf Association and the Women’s 18 Hole Association.

Thank you also goes to Misa Fitzpatrick and all of her helpers for having a very successful raffle that will benefit children at Christmas.

A special thank you goes to Pat Palmer of Copies Today/Speedy Litho.

We also express our deep gratitude to the Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge No. 1482, and Lance Satcher and his staff from Three Rivers Golf Course for all their time and effort in making our golf tournament a huge success.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our Goodfellas for your donation of time and energy to our ladies event.

 

 

KHH thanks Lowe’s for help

The Kalama Helping Hands thanks Lowe’s, Paige Bozarth, and all the Lowe’s Heroes who came to Kalama and constructed our Memorial Garden and refurbished the porch and ramp at the front of our building.

It looks great, and we have received many nice compliments from staff and visitors. Thank you for all your hard work on our behalf.

 

 

Thanks for the water

Thank you to the Longview Fire Department and WinCo Foods for donating cases of water to Youth & Family Link for our Cool Off Open Gym.

Youth & Family Link opened up its gymnasium up for additional hours to help children and families beat the heat during extreme temperatures.

It is our goal to help keep families healthy and hydrated and we appreciate the help from WinCo Foods and the Longview Fire Department for their thoughtful donation.

Emiley Siters

Community coordinator

Youth & Family Link

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