News from Naselle:
The following Naselle Middle School students were selected as students of the quarter by their teachers. Each quarter, one student from each grade in grades 6-12 is selected for academic excellence, outstanding citizenship, and personal achievement. In the 8th grade, Brittany Waltemate was selected for academic excellence, Emily Gjovik for outstanding citizenship, and Jared Davis for personal achievement. In the 7th grade, Jake Clark was chosen for academic excellence, Taylor Eaton for outstanding citizenship, and Allyn Bauer for personal achievement. 6th graders selected were Isabel Zimmerman for academic excellence, Alexis Nortrup for outstanding citizenship, and Dante Hernandez for personal achievement. Congratulations to these students.
Look out the window just about anywhere in the Pacific Northwest and it’s teaming with wildlife, and if you are a critter, the Columbia River’s ecosystem is one of the most happening habitats around! Nate Sandel from the Astoria Maritime Museum showed Naselle 1st graders how all creatures in the Columbia River ecosystem are interconnected through the use of food webs. Some animals that were discussed were deer, elk, great blue heron, eagle, coyotes, beaver, seals, sea lions, muskrat, nutria, river otters, and raccoons. The program addressed classifying, cycles, food chains, and diversity/interdependence. The students were thrilled with the hands-on experience of eggs (replicas), skeletons, and pelts.
Naselle students will be rehearsing this coming week for the performance of “King Arthur’s Quest” which will take place on March 12. What a job, doing auditions, having rehearsals and a performance all in the span of one week. Talented teachers and performers; that would be the Missoula Children’s Theatre at the Naselle School District putting together another awesome performance for all of us to enjoy.
The Naselle Booster Club will hold its regular meeting on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Family Story Time at the Naselle Timberland Library for children age six and younger and their families; all ages are welcome. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games, on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. until March 20.
Naselle Timberland Library presents Bookish Pets: A Photo Contest, until March 31. Do you have a pet that sits on your lap while you read or loves it when you read aloud? Make your pets part of your Family Read-Aloud this year! Bring in a photo of your pet and enter the library’s photo contest. Photos will be displayed and winners will be announced on April 1. This Read-Aloud event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. For more information call (360) 484-3877.
Other news from the Westend:
One of the loveliest ladies I’ve ever met will be honored on Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Grays River at about noon. Jenny Pearson will hopefully be on hand to greet well wishers who will help her celebrate her 97th birthday (a little late, I’m told). The fete had originally been set for last week, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so it was moved to this weekend. Stop in and say hi, and let her know how much we miss her smiling face and happy attitude as well as her outgoing, caring personality.
I hope you have your ticket for the American Legion Crab and Oyster Feed, sponsored by Deep River Post #111. This Saturday, the 5th at the Rosburg Hall starting at 6 p.m. Starting will be the crab dinner with all the trimmings, plus all you can eat steamed oysters, a huge raffle, and then dancing the night away. This is the best crab feed around, bar none. Tickets are only $25 if there are any more available.
Proceeds from this event go to local scholarships, veterans' needs, and other charities. Hope to see you there.
The Grays River Habitat Enhancement District will hold its regular monthly meeting on March 9 in the Grays River Grange Hall at 6 p.m. Property owners are encouraged to attend these open public meetings. Refreshments will be served.
The seventh annual Wahkiakum Food and Farm Summit will take place on Saturday, March 19th in Cathlamet at the J.A. Wendt Elementary school multi purpose room from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Wahkiakum WSU Extension Service and Master Gardeners, this event will feature workshops for urban and rural growers. The keynote speaker will be Ed Hume, well known television gardening personality, author and radio personality. For more information on the program please contact Carrie Kennedy, WSU Wahkiakum County Extension Director at 360 795-3278.
Teresa Search is clearing out her inventory of antiques and collectibles this weekend at Johnson Park. The sale will take place on Friday and Saturday in the cafeteria at Johnson Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are looking for something unique, come check it out. Rain or shine. Watch for the signs on the highway, pointing you in the right direction.
The Rosburg Store is expanding its inventory of groceries. They are in process of installing new shelving and will be stocking more items. If you have a suggestion, let them know what you want and they will try to accommodate you. It’s so nice to have them open again.
The Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch that meets at the Rosburg Hall will enjoy Pat Potter’s delicious version of goulash, veggies, hot rolls and dessert on the 9th. Join your neighbors and have a super lunch.
The Rosburg Senior Community Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same location and are sponsored by CAP. This community is so fortunate to have these two venues every week, where our seniors can have a social outing, a healthy meal, and lots of folks to share it with. Thank you, CAP and Pat Potter and all the volunteers who help make these meals possible.
Birthdays being celebrated this coming week: Karen Wirkkala, Sunday Busse, Wendy Strange, Michael Phipps, Grace Mattson, Melanie Bloom, Dustin Eaton, Matt Scrabeck, Bob Larson, Lorne Wirkkala, Anita Raistakka, Tucker Bennett, Ron Malerich, Daniel Forbes, Mary Wirkkala, Pat Rugg, Diane Pratt, Kari Johnson, Baylee Clark, Brad Lanz, Wayne Blake, Sandra Carlson and Darlene Bjornsgard. Happy Birthday to all of the celebrants.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to the following couples this week: Marco and Lisa Columbo, Roy and Shirley Herrold, Rokey and Lori Scott and David and Gail Magnuson.
Our house is beginning to look more like a home. The drywall is in and our inspection went well. Now they have to do the taping and then we can put the radiant heat wires in the ceilings to be covered by a special plaster technique. Fortunately, Del was a journeyman plasterer a few years ago (well, maybe more than a few) so he will be doing some of that. Then flooring, cabinets, etc. Hopefully not too much longer!
Down River Dispatches News of Western Wahkiakum County and Naselle by Trudy Fredrickson, 465-2960 email@example.com