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Articles written by Trudy Fredrickson

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Successful blood drive gathers 41 units of blood

It has been an interesting week for me. I had a message on Facebook out of the blue from a cousin and his wife asking if I planned to be home the following day. We had probably not seen each other for 25 years, and they were on their way from Califor...

 

Local musicians host open mic program

Another incredible Pig Roast/Pot luck and Campout at Poul and Zenaida Toftemark’s. If you didn’t make it, you really missed out. The food was delicious, the music, the games, the karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, swimming, etc., made for a...

 

Family hosting community campout

News from Naselle: Students in the Naselle schools will return to classes on September 5. The following schedule is for registration of high school students: Seniors will register at 6 p.m. on August 7 and Juniors will register at 7 p.m. on that date...

 

Registration starts for Naselle schools, sports

News from Naselle: It won’t be long now before our kids will return to their classrooms in the Naselle-Grays River Valley high school, and begin another school year. School will start on September 5. In the meantime, every high school student must...

 

Naselle schools seek Mandarin teacher hosts

News from Naselle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is looking for two host families for their two new College Board Mandarin teachers. These teachers will arrive on July 29. For more information please contact Quinn Donlon, Principal o...

 

Make your donations of food or cash to the pantry

It’s definitely summer. The hay fields are full of activity, and I am missing the rain. My house has been filled with family for nearly two months, and it looks like that will change by the time this paper is published. Back to quiet times again,...

 

Group planning to continue senior lunch

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Speaking for myself the whole weekend was incredible, filled with family laughs, love and fun. These times are so precious and even though the whole family wasn’t present, it was so special...

 

Community mourns loss of sudden passing

I hope everyone made it through that heat wave Mother Nature threw at us last weekend. It was not what I like. With the dry weather predicted for the next few days, please think carefully and plan for safety if you are having fireworks for the 4th....

 

Out of the frying pan into the nice, cool valley

Made a quick trip to California over the weekend to get my granddaughters home for Father’s Day. We left here at 4 a.m. on Friday morning and it was raining, arriving in Stockton at about 4:30 p.m. to excruciating heat. More heat the next day, and...

 

Sounds of family create a happy place

A week ago my house became filled with laughter and fun after the arrival of three of my teen granddaughters. We have been to the beach, to the Astoria Column, shopping, hiking, hot-tubbing and just plain being lazy. I needed this, and to top it...

 

Food drive a success; blood drive is Wednesday

This is a long awaited week coming up for me. I will have three of my granddaughters here with me and a niece and great niece. If anyone has any suggestions for something fun to do with five girls ages 35 to 12, please let me know. News from...

 

Blood drive is coming up fast

After I posted my column last week from California telling everyone how hot it was, the weather took a turn to cooler. The rest of my trip was in the high seventies and low eighties. Nobody wanted me to leave, because apparently I brought the nice...

 

Pancake feed, blood drive are coming up fast

Down River Dispatches Greetings everyone from hot and sunny California. It’s already 96 degrees and only noon. Thank God for air conditioning. This weather is only one reminder of the reasons we left here for our little piece of heaven in Grays...

 

Many events on tap in coming week

News from Naselle: Naselle Comet baseball team will compete in a state playoff game in Chehalis on Saturday. Team and time to be announced. Go Comets! This year’s annual Naselle School Spring Concert will include students from Kindergarten through...

 

Busy weekends ahead with variety of events

This past week has been a great catch up time for my sisters and me. Just hanging out with no particular rhyme or reason for doing things, except being together. We had a wonderful time at the Little Mermaid play in Naselle last Saturday evening. On...

 

Games, musical, and special birthday ahead

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Thursday, high school track at Ocosta at 3:30 p.m. and baseball at Lake Quinault at 4:00 p.m.; Friday, softball with Ocosta in Naselle at 4 p.m.; Saturday, high school track at...

 

Little Mermaid show, salad lunch just ahead

Can we believe the weatherman? Are we going to get a drying out period? Cross our fingers for at least a bit of respite from the muddy fields and driveways this weekend. News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Thursday, high school...

 

Naselle students to perform Little Mermaid

Sports calendar for the Naselle Comets teams this week include: Thursday, baseball and fast pitch at Wishkah at 4 p.m.; Friday, high school track at Chehalis Activator Invite; Saturday, high school track at Chehalis Activator Invite, baseball with...

 

Vacation trip wonderful, but return home is great

Vacations are wonderful, but it is always incredibly good to be home. So sorry that I didn’t bring warmer and drier weather back with me, but I must say I took much nicer weather down to southern California with me. The temps never got over 79...

 

Knowledge Bowl teams place in tournaments

Okay. I love the rain, probably more than anyone else around here, but when I see how difficult it is on the newborn calves getting around in the muddy pastures, covered from head to toe in muck, that’s enough rain. Is everyone ready for the...

 

High school sports start Saturday with baseball

Are you ready for that extra hour of daylight? Remember to spring forward on the 12th and set your clock ahead one hour. Mother Nature has certainly been showing her indecision on the weather this past week or so. We have had it all, from snow, to...

 

Birthday fête set for Bob Larson's 90th

It’s hard to tell whether Mother Nature wants it to be Spring or remain Winter. One day sun, then rain and snow. Last Saturday was a gorgeous day, and my sister happened to have the day off, so we decided to have lunch at the Grays River Cafe....

 

Naselle hoop teams in regional playoffs

Spring is in the air, daffodils are beginning to bloom, the frogs are singing but I’m still looking for my first trillium of the year. I have even seen a few eagles in the trees near the Grays River waiting patiently for the fish to come in. News...

 

Sunny Monday is great for writer's dogs

I don’t know about you, but I certainly enjoyed that beautiful day of sunshine on Monday. My dogs were in heaven as we walked for about two hours in the woods and of course had to stop a few times so they could take a dip in all three creeks. Mice...

 

Valentine smorgasbord to be held this Sunday

Snow, snow and a little more snow. It was beautiful to look at, but treacherous to drive in for many. Lots of trees and big branches down which also caused some distraction for a few. I would like to say a huge thank you to our county crews for all...

 

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