August 31, 2022
This Issues Topics:
AMSOIL • ARTrails • Cascade Community Healthcare • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis Livestock Market • Experience Chehalis Launches Chehalis Clean Team • Let's Play Something • Lewis County Master Gardeners • Red Cross • Title Guaranty Co. of Lewis County


ARTrails 20th Annual Open Studio Tour is the 3rd and 4th weekend of September (17 &18, and 24-25) when 34 artists will be showing their art. Through the annual open studio tour, ARTrails provides an opportunity for the public to meet the artists in their studio/workplace and to observe work in progress. Take a drive through the region’s historic communities and wander the back roads of Lewis County. Along the way drop in to watch artists at work and help us celebrate ARTrails 20th year.

You are invited to join this year’s ARTrails artists and enthusiasts for the Gala Opening Reception to be held on Friday September 16th from 5pm to 7:30 the Centralia’s Historic Train Depot. It is a wonderful way to meet the artists and view the ARTrails Exhibition Gallery.
Of course, the Historic Centralia Train Depot will be showing each artist’s very best piece of the year. The depot will be an art gallery from September 17-25 from 10am to 5pm. Drop in to admire the finest art in Lewis County.

Watch for ARTrails signs and arrows along our roads directing you to the different studios. Use the complimentary Studio Guide (free around town) which has a map to the locations or use your GPS or QR code reader. Finally, enhance your ARTrails experience by downloading our “Making the Most of your ARTrails Experience” from our website under the tab ‘Studio Tour’.


Many of you ask, “What is AMSOIL?” It is a 100% synthetic lubricant. It started in 1972. AMSOIL is developed in a lab! Everything inherently wrong with motor oil has been engineered out of AMSOIL. Everything from the base oils to the additive packets are synthetic. You say, “I already use synthetic oil!” That may not actually be true! A lawsuit in the 1990’s between Mobile One and Castrol resulted in a judge allowing oil companies to call ‘highly refined’ petroleum oil a “synthetic.” That is like calling a highly refined cotton material, nylon!! The result of the lawsuit opened the door to every oil company to call ‘their’ oil a synthetic. 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. More in the next article! Call me at 360-304-8595! Mike

Cascade Community Healthcare

Cascade Community Healthcare has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care and Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. 

Cascade Community Healthcare underwent a rigorous, announced onsite review on June 6th and 7th.  During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Behavioral Health and Ambulatory Health Care standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual. 

We are extremely proud to have achieved this incredible milestone in our journey toward becoming the premier behavioral health agency in Lewis County.  We have expanded our service array-and operate under a “no wrong door” policy; meaning whatever the need is, mental health, substance use, or primary care, we have the capacity and infrastructure to serve those who come to us.  We believe in whole person care and that’s exactly what we will do.  

Accreditation has been a goal for Cascade Community Healthcare for some time now; becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center – Expansion Grantee was a milestone step in attaining this accreditation!

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

Labor Day Sale!

Centralia Outlets Labor Day Sale is here with a weekend of sales and end-of-summer

Shopping for school clothes? Stock up with everything you need at Aeropostale,
Children’s Place, Gap Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Volcom.
Don’t miss the incredible deals at the Coach, Hanes Brands, Eddie Bauer, and Lane
Bryant outlets. Look for world-famous wool blankets and Southwestern décor at Pendleton.

For huge savings come to Centralia Outlets for the big Labor Day sale!
Stores are open Labor Day 10 am to 7 pm.

Chehalis Livestock Market

September online equipment sale is quickly approaching!

Delivery Schedule: Our crew will be in the yard to help you unload 8 am to 4 pm on the following days: Thursday, September 1st. **No deliveries Friday, September 2nd thru Monday, September 5th in honor of Labor Day weekend.**

More delivery dates for tractors, vehicles, trailers, farm implements and quality farm supplies: Tuesday, September 6th thru Thursday, September 8th. More delivery options are available by appointment.  Please call and we will try and work with you: 360-748-3191.  If you have a question whether or not we will accept an item,please call ahead.

Online bidding will begin Wednesday, September 14th, the auction begins closing at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 21st. You can register and bid at

Preview items in person Saturday & Sunday, September 17th & 18th.

Clean streets, roadways, parks and walkways are important to a thriving and welcoming community.  It is with this intent that Experience Chehalis launches the Chehalis Clean Team.  The new program will address the growing concern of litter and unwanted trash in public spaces and encourage community participation to assist in keeping Chehalis clean.

Safety vests and litter pickers/claws can be borrowed from the Lewis County Historical Museum and Veterans Memorial Museum, who have partnered in this community effort.  Trash bags are also available at the two museums, provided by Lewis County Solid Waste.  Volunteers will also be provided a safety information sheet on best practices for litter pick-up and must sign a safety liability waiver to borrow supplies.  

Once litter bags have been filled, the City of Chehalis Facilities Department will dispose of the bags.  Volunteers can call the city at 360-748-0271 x6 and leave a message including name, phone number, location of bags, and number of bags filled.  The city crew will be picking up bags twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

Take action and join the Chehalis Clean Team Facebook page for more information and to report progress as we keep Chehalis beautiful!

Let’s Play Something

Are you ready for an adventure? The magical world of Dungeons and Dragons has arrived in our store and is ready to enchant your imagination. We have everything a new player needs to begin their journey or to expand an ongoing campaign. Some of our items include dice, a players handbook, dungeon master’s guide, an essentials kit, plus more!  

If you’ve been invited to a birthday party, we’ve got you covered with a one stop shop. We have a wide selection of products so you’re bound to find the perfect gift. We also offer FREE year-round gift wrapping, in addition to latex balloons and birthday cards for sale. If you’d like to bring in your own balloons, we would be happy to blow those up for a small charge.

As the colder days inch closer, it’s time to start thinking about stocking up on games, puzzles, and toys, to keep everyone happy. We have games for all ages and puzzles that range from 2 pieces to 3,000 pieces.

We’re located at 109 N. Tower Ave in Downtown Centralia and if you have any questions, please call us at (360) 669 – 5982 or message us on Facebook.

Red Cross

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready Now for Emergencies  

People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross South Puget Sound and Olympics Chapter urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.  

Three simple steps can help to keep your family safe during disasters — 1) Get a Kit. 2) Make a Plan. 3) Be Informed.  

Build your emergency kit with water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and a battery-powered radio. Also include a first aid kit, medications, supplies for infants or pets, a multi-purpose tool and personal hygiene items. And don’t forget to add copies of important papers, cell phone chargers, and blankets.  

 Plan what to do in case you are separated from your family during an emergency and what to do if you have to evacuate. Make sure to coordinate your plan with your child’s school, your work and your community’s emergency plans. 

 Stay informed by finding out what emergency situations may occur where you live, work and go to school, how local officials will contact you during a disaster and how you will get important information, such as evacuation orders. You can learn more by visiting

Title Guaranty Co. of Lewis County

Please join Title Guaranty on Wednesday, September 7th from 2:30 – 5 pm for a public open house / end of summer celebration. We will have an onsite ice cream truck where we will be treating all to free ice cream, raffles, and good company! Bring your family, bring your friends and come see us at 200 NW Pacific Avenue in Chehalis.

Lewis County Master Gardeners


Saturday, September 17th, 9am-4pm.  Location: Borst Park, Lewis County Master Gardeners Greenhouse.  There will be hundreds and hundreds of plants to choose from, including; perennials, shrubs, trees, bushes and MUCH, MUCH MORE—all grown by Lewis County Master Gardeners.  Also for sale; Bat houses, Mason Bee houses and other “critter” items, for the local pollinators and native animals!  All handmade by Lewis County Master Gardeners.

Pre-registered for all classes at:

Or call; 360-740-1212.

WSU Lewis County Master Gardener Training open to anyone interested in gardening, landscaping, environmental stewardship and has a willingness to make a positive impact in their community.  Contact [email protected] or the WSU Lewis County Extension Office at; 360-740-1214



Saturday, September 10th, 10am at Borst Park, Master Gardener’s Demo Garden. 


Saturday, October 8th, 2022, classes taught by Lewis County Master Gardeners.  More information on location, topics, and class times coming soon.


Saturday, October 22nd, 10am, at Borst Park, Master Gardener’s Demo Garden.