October 7, 2022
This Issues Topics:
AMSOIL • Bizz Buzz • Blue Skies Drones • Bob Holland Insurance • Brown Mortuary Service • Centralia Outlets • Centralia Point Assisted Living and Memory Care • Centralia School District • Health & Hope Medical Outreach Free Clinic • Lewis County Adventist School • October Bizz Buzz • Sticklin Funeral Chapel • Washington Trucking School • WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners


Last month we talked about how I describe AMSOIL!  For those that missed it here it is! I describe the difference between AMSOIL and other brands by taking three empty jars and putting bb’s inside one, crushed rock in another, and crushed rock with a small handful of bb’s in the third.  Now turn them on their sides and rotate them.  AMSOIL is like the bb’s, flowing smoothly, petroleum oil is like the crushed rock clumping together, and other synthetics are like the third, flowing slightly better.  So, what is the difference, the bb’s take little effort to start to move in the jar. They are engineered molecularly the same. They have smooth edges and don’t hang up on each other.  The crushed rock rides up the side and then clump down together. Crude oil coming out of the ground is the same.  Molecularly, they are not equal, they are different sizes.  They have a built-in resistance to each other!  Keep in mind that crude oil is processed to remove gasoline, diesel and many other products from it.  What is left is put in a bottle with some additives and sold to you! Call me 360-304-8595! – Mike

Blue Sky Drones

Drones are used in a variety of ways to perform remote sensing.  How are they being used in Lewis County?  Lewis County is testing the use of drones to find invasive and destructive noxious weeds like Knotweed.  Knotweed species destroys the native habitat, takes over entire riverbanks and reduces the recreational quality of the Pacific Northwest rivers.  Drones are being used to help find and control this weed so that we all may benefit from our rivers and the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Check with the local Noxious Weed Control Board if you think you have any noxious weeds – 


Bob Holland Insurance

New in Fall of 2022

As Medicare recipients get ready to review their coverage this Fall, agents will be asking to record your calls and provide a new disclaimer at the beginning of the phone conversation. This new rule was just released by the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS)  This means we must record phone calls when we talk on the phone with customers who want to discuss Medicare Advantage and/or Part D prescription plans.  Please note, every agency that sells Medicare must comply with this rule.  Recording calls for quality assurance isn’t unusual, many industries record calls these days.  We hope this adjustment comes easily.  When we answer the phone, we will say hello and then will be required to say, “We do not offer every plan available in your area…”  

We are here to serve you!  At Bob Holland Insurance we recognize in a fast paced, tech driven world, protections for clients are a must!  We look forward to continuing to meet face to face with our clients, call us and make an appointment. We will strive to make the new rule compliance painless and are always here for our customers!  Our agents work hard to be certified to sell the best plans offered in our area.

Brown Mortuary Service

Brown Mortuary Pumpkin Decorating Costume Contest AND Games!

October 22     1:00-5:00 pm
Pumpkins and decorating supplies will be provided. Prizes for best pumpkins. Prizes for costume categories. Snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Sticklin Funeral Chapel

Sticklin Funeral Chapel Costume Contest & Movie Matinee

October 29     1:00 pm

Join us to watch Hocus Pocus! Movie starts at 1:30 pm. There will be popcorn, snacks and drinks served. Prize for the best costume! 

Centralia School District

Great things are happening in the Centralia School District!  This school year, we are focused on two intentional priorities to help all students achieve academic and personal excellence: powerful core instruction and climate and culture.

Our community is an important partner in our success.  Thank you to all of the organizations, businesses, and individuals that donated back to school supplies and support to ensure a strong start to the school year for each and every student.  We have more opportunities to help.  Our students, staff, and schools benefit from your time and effort. You are invited to volunteer in our schools.  Volunteer forms are available at www.centralia.k12.wa.us or call the individual school directly.  We are thankful for your support!

Stay up to date on our events by following our Facebook @centraliaschooldistrict,  Instagram page @CentraliaSchoolDistrict and website https://www.centralia.k12.wa.us/.

Centralia Point Assisted Living and Memory Care

At Centralia Point Assisted Living and Memory Care, our priority is the comfort and care of you and your loved ones. Our community features modern day amenities with the feeling of home.

We help seniors age gracefully in place with a variety of services, activities, and amenities. We adjust to an individual’s changing needs as they age while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment. Rooms are designed to maximize comfort and simplify navigation. Apartments in assisted living are available as studios, alcoves and one-bedroom units. Our Secured 24 bed memory care unit offers private rooms as well as companion suites, each with a private bathroom. Our purposeful design offers Memory Care residents ample lighting, open activity spaces and a secure courtyard.  We offer you peace of mind knowing your loved one is in an environment that is quiet and secure surrounded by staff who provide around-the-clock personalized care.

Rest assured that Family members are always welcome in our facility with open arms!

Our Community Relations Director Maleigha Romines is available for tours daily,  and any questions you may have at 360-623-9951. We look forward to meeting you!

Shop the Centralia Outlets for Fall Savings!

Columbus Day Sale

Discover the Centralia Outlets for our Columbus Day Sale October 8-10th. No need to sail the seas of blue as our favorite brand name stores are located just off I-5 at Exit 82. Shop for incredible savings at Coach, Hanes Brands, Lane Bryant, Gap, DXL Mens, Under Armour, and more.

Fire Prevention Week

Join us for Fire Prevention Week! We will be showcasing some talented children’s artwork from local grade schools. Awards for best posters will be given on Oct. 8th by the Riverside Fire Department and artwork will be displayed October 9 -15th in the gallery near our Polo Ralph Lauren and Eddie Bauer outlets.

Kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume and Trick-or-Treat throughout the mall on Halloween October 31st from 4 – 7 PM while candy supplies last at participating outlets. Parents, don’t forget to check out store savings while you are here.

Find delicious fall scents at Bath and Body Works, cozy warm flannels & blankets from Pendleton, and don’t forget to add some sparkle from Kay Jewelers.

Stores are open 10 am to 7 pm, Monday – Saturday, and 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday.

Health & Hope Medical Outreach Free Clinic  

Health & Hope is a non-profit, Christian based, medical clinic that provides Free medical care to qualifying residents of Lewis County. Staffed entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to “Christ -centered care”, the clinic is open each Tuesday evening at the Northwest Pediatrics building. Health & Hope is currently seeking volunteers with a variety of skills-medical experience not necessary. There is a great need for bilingual interpreters and reception staff.  

Please also join us as we host our annual Holiday Bazaar December 3rd at Centralia Community Church of God. 3320 Borst Ave, Centralia from 9am – 4pm. Shop crafts and handmade goods from local vendors. It’s a great way to get some holiday shopping done!

Let’s Play Something 

Halloween is approaching, but don’t forget there’s many events happening before then!   

Through October 1st to November 16th, we’ll be holding a fundraiser to support Toni Bennett, the owner and heart behind our store. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with stage 3 Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a rare cancer. To raise money and lighten some of the burden, we’re selling raffle tickets for $5 and drawing for 3 awesome prizes. Check out the pinned post on our Facebook page for more information. 

To kick off fall, we’ll be offering families a scavenger hunt sheet during the first week of October with things they can find around downtown. Be sure to turn the sheets back into us and receive a hot chocolate kit!    

On October 9th we’ll be hosting a read aloud and craft event. Families can either come in at 12pm or 3pm to hear a story and color their own bookmark. Check out the event on our Facebook page for more information.   

Don’t forget to stop by on Halloween for the Twin Transit Trick or Treat Event, for your treat bag!

Lewis County Adventist School

Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS), located at 2102 S Scheuber Rd in Chehalis, is back in session. This school year marks the 100th year LCAS has offered quality Christian education to the Lewis County community. The 2022/2023 school year kicked off on August 23 with a back-to-school orientation for students and parents. During the orientation, students were familiarized with their workspaces and schedules while parents received important classroom-specific information.  Education instruction began on August 24. 

Openings in Pre-K are still available!  Lewis County Adventist School offers preschool to 10th grade education and strives to both academically educate and spiritually nurture all its students. The school also fosters leadership growth for students.  The school has certified teachers and is accredited. 

For more information about LCAS see www.LCAS.org or if you have question or would like to schedule a tour of the school, please contact the principal, Kelly Gennick, at 360-748-3213 or email her at [email protected] 

Washington Trucking School

We are Washington Trucking School and we’ve opened up a new campus of our truck driving school in the Port of Chehalis. We offer the lowest priced truck driver training in the area and continue to produce students who achieve the highest test scores in Washington. With an 84 percent initial pass rate, we maintain some of the best scores in the state. Classes are Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Get your CDL A in as little as 4 weeks, and be on the road to a successful career. Stop by our campus at 181 Ribelin road in Chehalis today to get enrolled, or contact our Assistant Manager James Fasano by email at [email protected] or call (360) 900-4567 and ask for James to find out more.  Washington Trucking School will have a booth at the Apple Harvest Festival on October 1st in Onalaska, feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have!  We are also currently hiring instructors, feel free to drop by with a resume or email to the Assistant Manager if interested.

WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners

Workshop:  Planting Garlic at the WSU Borst Demonstration Garden at the Salsa Garden

Saturday, October 22

10:00AM- noon

Free pre-registration call:  360-740-1212 or visit https://extension.wsu.edu/lewis/events/

I hope you will join us at the Borst Demonstration Garden on October 22, at 10:00AM to learn about planting garlic.  WSU Master Gardener Jeannette Lawson will walk you through the steps of how easy it is growing your own garlic. Everyone should go home with at least one variety of garlic to plant in their own garden.

Plant Clinic and Insect Clinic

Is offered free to the public Monday – Thursday from 9:00 – 3:00PM.  

Clients are asked to bring samples of the plant that can be studied.  This is where the investigation begins.  Master Gardeners are often able to diagnose issues based on clues provided by the client.  Likewise, identifying insects and other pests begins with an investigation -often comparing “mugshots” of similar pests.  To preserve the insects for study, they should be brought to the Plant and Insect Clinic in a small container of rubbing alcohol.

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