I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and enjoyed the nice weather we had as well. There were lots of things going on all over the area with yard sales, bake sales, Farmstock in Naselle, and barbecues with friends and family.
Haymakers are still working on getting the bales made and stored away for the winter feedings. Derek Heitsch is making hay on one of our fields, and it seems to be taking forever with the moisture in the air during the nights. His cows will enjoy it later with all the nice clover from that field.
News from Naselle:
School is back in session for the new school year, so let’s wish all the students, teachers, administrators and parents a wonderful year for everyone. Sports coming up this week include: Thursday (today)-volleyball at Knappa at 5:30 p.m.; Friday-cross country at Hudson Bay at 5 p.m. and football at Knappa at 7 p.m.; Tuesday-cross country Onalaska Invitational at 5: p.m. and volleyball with North Beach in Naselle at 5:45 p.m. Go Comet teams!
September 10 is picture day at Naselle-Grays River Valley schools. Just a reminder to put on your nicest smile and make the family proud of your school photo.
The Comet Booster Club will meet on September 11 at 6:30 p.m. This group is essential to the extras that are available to the kids in our school system, as they provide funding for many activities through fund raisers. Please join them and give them your support for all they do for our children.
Other news from the Westend:
The Grays River Habitat Enhancement District will hold its regular monthly meeting on September 12 at 6 p.m. in the Grays River Grange Hall. Please join the three volunteer commissioners in discussions regarding issues associated with the Grays River at these open meetings. Your input is appreciated. Refreshments will be served.
The date for resurfacing of the gymnasium floor at the Grays River Valley Center (old Rosburg School) was changed to September 7. Therefore the gym will be closed the following week and hopefully open again on September 14. We are sorry for any inconvenience to the regular users. Signs will be posted in the building as a reminder.
Are you interested in being healthier and would you like to lose a few pounds? Why not join a great group called TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) at the Grays River Valley Center on Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. For more info please contact Mrs. Lyle Haataia or Mrs. Bjarne Rostad.
St. James Episcopal Church extends an open invitation to the community for an Ecumenical Vespers Service to be held at the Deep River Pioneer Church in Deep River on Sunday at 3 p.m. This beautifully restored old church is a sight to behold, like turning back the clock and stepping into the past. It is maintained by volunteers and is listed on the National Historic Register.
Check out the new hours at the Rosburg Store. They will be extending their hours for your convenience.
Tickets are now available for Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School). This fund raiser event will take place on October 13 with dinner being served between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds will be used for operating expenses at the center. The dinner menu will include sauerbraten, spaetzel, sweet and sour cabbage, salad and beverages. Tickets are $10 each and will include a raffle ticket for a cord of wood. Extra raffle tickets can be purchased at the dinner.
For more information or to purchase your tickets contact Steve or Linda Ramsay at 465-2731, Penny Gregory at 465-2775 or Trudy Fredrickson at 465-2960. A limited number of tickets will be sold.
The Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch that meets at the Rosburg Hall will enjoy home cooked chicken and dumplings, vegetables and dessert on September 12 and on September 19 a nice fall meal of beef Stroganoff over noodles, veggies, bread and dessert.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Rosburg Senior Community Lunches are served at the Rosburg Hall as well and are sponsored by CAP. Menus for the coming week include: Thursday, (today)-beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, sliced oranges and pudding; September 11-chicken lasagna, zucchini and tomatoes, orange couscous salad and brownies; September 13-chicken Romesco, orzo with spinach and tomato, tossed salad and berry parfait.
Happy birthday this week to Joseph Leamy, Paul Lindstrom, Whitney Cooper, Doug Sandell, Norilyn Pakenen, Abbie Smith, Eddie Mennen, Travis Adair, Jack Gilbert, Susan Chapman, Jeff Bjornsgard, Doug Condon, Collette Beaulaurier, Justin Finley, Teresa Trimble, Amanda Dotson, Jason Gardner, Joanna Fauver, Bill Wuorinen, Darlene Ammer, Paula Rogers, Shawn Gilbert, Clair Stephan, Stephanie Noll, Cole Dorman and Gerrad Lemon. Wishing each of you a wonderful day.
Happy Anniversary wishes to Art and Vivian Busse, Travis and Michelle Pakenen, Steve and Rebecca Mattson, Steve and Roxy Forbes, Scott and Colleen Smith, Ted and Sally Swanson, Craig and Shawn Costello, Greg and Karen Nelson, Dennis and Kerry York, Bill and Diane Pratt, Mike and Gail Queener and Eugene and Linda Strong. Here’s to many more celebrations together.
A very special happy birthday to my good friend Penny Gregory. You are an inspiration to all volunteers, with your passion for the Grays River Valley Center, and the countless hours you put in there. Thank you for all you do, and I hope your day and the coming year are the best ever.
Thank you to Steve and Linda Ramsay for a wonderful evening of good food, good conversation, good friends and the perfect end to a long weekend. It was fun.
Down River Dispatches News of Western Wahkiakum County and Naselle by Trudy Fredrickson, 465-2960 firstname.lastname@example.org