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Cats and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Published October 16, 2022 6:00am in Cat Tales
As the days grow darker and shorter, and the thermometer plummets, so does the mood of millions of people living in the Northern Hemisphere. But humans are not the only ones affected by what scientists refer to as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Our cats – even the happiest, most active and energetic ones -- can suffer the same dramatic downturn in mood. Signs of the kitty cat blues...Read post...
Pumpkin Soup Three Ways
Published October 14, 2022 10:28pm in Home Made
Be ready for that first drop of rain. Here’s a trio of pumpkin soups, all of them healthy, quick and easy. Each of them is so delicious you should plan to make all three. All are gluten-free and plant-based as well, so gather your pumpkins, or cans, and let’s make soup!  I made 2 batches of this, one with canned pumpkin and the other with kabocha squash that I had cubed and frozen....Read post...
Balance Your Core Conditioning
Published October 13, 2022 8:52pm in Sherri McMillan
Crunches and sit-ups used to be the go-to for strengthening your core, but now we realize that we need to work our core from all angles and all actions, with a focus on bracing or stabilizing the spine. Conditioning your core effectively is critical for optimal health. If your core is strong, that strength radiates out to your extremities and you will be better able to run faster, jump...Read post...
Week 7 prep football previews, predictions and livestream links
Published October 13, 2022 2:13pm in High School Sports
Last week, we bounced back nicely with our picks, going 12-3 to bring our season record to 71-27 (72.4 percent). Our picks last week also included our first perfect score of the season, and several others that were pretty darn close to perfect. Here is how it broke down game-by-game:   Predicted: Camas 49, Evergreen 20 Actual: Camas 42, Evergreen 14   Predicted:...Read post...
La Center stays at No. 1, Woodland debuts at No. 10 in Week 7 Columbian area prep football power rankings
Published October 13, 2022 8:01am in High School Sports
We introduce one new team to our power rankings and reintroduce another. This week's schedule pits two pair of ranked teams battling each other (Kelso-Mountain View; Camas-Skyview), and those results should provide a bit more clarity heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. 10. Woodland (4-2, 2A) The Beavers have won three straight and put themselves right in the mix of the 2A...Read post...
Washougal makes debut in the Class 2A top-ten in latest Associated Prep prep football rankings
Published October 12, 2022 12:57pm in High School Sports
Washougal made its debut in the Class 2A top-10 of the Associated Press state media poll for prep football released Wednesday. The Panthers (5-1) came in at No. 10 in Class 2A with eight points from a statewide panel of media members. Washougal joined Skyview and La Center as other area ranked football teams. Skyview (5-1) held steady at No. 9 at Class 4A after a rout of Kentwood last...Read post...
Italian Chicken Smashburger
Published October 7, 2022 11:59pm in Home Made
Whether you’re watching the game from home or headed out to tailgate, football season is here. Now that you’ve got your gear on, how about some great food to go along with it? Take a different approach to the game day burger with these Italian Chicken Smashburgers. Much like a meatball, but served in burger form, it’s a crowd pleaser that’s the best of both worlds.  I love this...Read post...
County council faces backlash over drag queens, jail takeover
Published October 7, 2022 2:47pm in All Politics is Local
A handful of residents attending the Clark County Council’s Oct. 4 meeting came to protest allowing library funds to be used to host drag queen story hour. The council was meeting as the Vancouver Library Capital Facility Area Board to adopt the 2023 budget request to levy taxes for the capital bond. The tax revenue will be used to pay the principal and interest on bonds due in 2023 after...Read post...
Week 6 prep football previews, predictions and livestream links
Published October 6, 2022 8:16pm in High School Sports
Going 8-6 last week marked our worst weeking picks this season. It dropped us to 59-24 (71.1 percent) for the season.  Here is how it broke down with our predicted outcomes: La Center 42, King's Way Christian 8 Actual: La Center 46, King's Way Christian 0   Castle Rock 40, Fort Vancouver 14 Actual: Castle Rock 47, Fort Vancouver 25   Camas 45, Kamiak...Read post...
Making Workouts Fun - Exercise Doesn’t Need To Be A Pain!
Published October 6, 2022 8:01pm in Sherri McMillan
Most people can’t find the motivation to start exercising. They wonder how others can find any joy in burpees, running, pushups, squats or yoga. Many who do find the inspiration to exercise, find it a chore and can’t wait until it’s over.  The key to sticking to any fitness program is finding an activity that you enjoy enough to do regularly. That means months and years after you...Read post...
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