Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Eagle readers and staff. I feel very blessed this day for the love of family and friends. These past few months have not been the most wonderful of my life but things are certainly looking up. Thank you, everyone, for all your good thoughts, deeds, prayers and encouragement after my husband’s stroke. He is making wonderful progress in his recovery, but we still have a long road ahead. Today, I wish everyone much love and happiness in return for all that you have given us.
News from Naselle:
There will be no school on Monday to observe Presidents Day.
Other news from the Westend:
According to Wahkiakum County Engineer Pete Ringen, geotechnical boring is scheduled at the Loop Road slide location in Grays River today (Thursday). The road crew will move the concrete barricades out in advance so the drill rig has access. The barricades will be returned to their current location following completion of the boring. Please drive with extra caution in the area.
The Grays River United Methodist Church’s Friendship Circle will be serving their Stew Lunch & Bazaar on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you haven’t tasted this delicious beef stew, cheese bread, beverage and dessert prepared and served by the members of the Friendship Circle, now’s your chance. And if you have, you won’t want to miss it this year. A freewill donation will be appreciated. Take-out orders are available. Call-in orders are also welcome on the day of the event by calling 465-2391.
They will also have baked goods, hand crafted items, original artwork and some resale items all marked at reasonable prices for sale in the church and social hall. Everyone is welcome, and I encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful meal.
The church is located on State Route 4 near Milepost 18 on the hill above the Grays River Café. For information on the day of the event, phone 465-2740.
Get your tickets now for the Annual Crab and Oyster Feed at Rosburg Hall sponsored by American Legion Deep River Post #111. Doors open at 6 p.m. on March 2. There are only 200 tickets available, so don’t delay your purchase as this event is usually a sellout. For tickets and more information call L. D. Rose at 465-2234.
Admission to the feed is $28 per person, which includes the dance. On the menu is the usual delicious crab, oysters, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and garlic bread. Bring your wallet and buy raffle tickets for some great prizes. If you wish to attend only the dance, you can purchase a ticket to that portion (9 p.m. to midnight) of the evening for $5. Alcoholic beverages will be available in the hall but outside alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.
Advance tickets are on sale for the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction sponsored by the Johnson Park Advisory Board to be held in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on March 9 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Wine will also be available for separate purchase. The bartender for the evening will be none other than County Commissioner Blair Brady. Thanks, Blair, for all your support for GRVC at Johnson Park. Tickets are available at the Grays River Valley Library at 465-2310, from Penny Gregory at 465-2775, Steve or Linda Ramsay at 465-2731 or from me at 465-2960. You can also buy them at the Rosburg Store.
More auction items are needed for this event so if you have artwork, services, or something else of value that you would like to donate to a good cause, please contact Penny Gregory or me.
Quite a crowd showed up last week for the free Friday night movie at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. The film shown was “The Help” and was enjoyed by all. Another recently run movie will be on tap for your pleasure this week. For more information, call 465-2310 or check out the posters in various bulletin boards in the county. Showtime is 7 p.m. every Friday night. Concessions are available.
If you are a gardener and would like to share some of your plants by donating them to the second annual plant, bake, and book sale and soup luncheon scheduled for May 18 at Johnson Park, we are gearing up for that event. For more information, contact Penny Gregory or me.
Washington State’s women farmers have a unique opportunity to attend a locally-based statewide agriculture conference offering speakers, practical advice, and collaborative discussion on how to improve farm management skills in addition to networking opportunities with other female “farmtrepreneurs.”
“Growing Your Successful Farm Business” will be held February 23 at 21 different locations throughout the state, including the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg. The conference begins at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast and ends at 4 p.m. with a catered lunch available for $8.
Registration for the conference is free in Rosburg if done by February 18 through WSU Wahkiakum County Extension. Contact 360-795-3278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be $25 if purchased online or at the door. Registration includes a copy of the book “Farmer Jane – Women Changing the Way We Eat,” and a catered lunch. For a list of all locations, links to register online, and/or download a registration form, visit www.womeninag.wsu.edu. Conference sponsorship comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the WSU Extension Western Center for Risk Management Education.
Senior lunches are provided in the Westend three days a week at Rosburg Hall. The Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets each week at noon for a meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the meals are provided by CAP. Come on over and meet with your neighbors for a delicious meal.
Happy Birthday to the following: Grace T. Miller, Greg Queener, Maria Wirkkala, Maggie Ann Smith, Joel Wirkkala, Frieda Footh, Sherrill Hartline, Steve Ragnoni, Lori Hurst, Carol Rose, Connie Mercer, Larry Helton, Wayne Erickson, Junea Brannon, Hilary Erickson, Kayse Rogers, Nicholas Phipps, Jill Ragnoni, Jason Mennen, Eva Malerich, Kaylee Albright, Peter McGuire, Charlie Gross, Paul Footh, Karl Mahlum, Mike Olmstead, Nathan Engelson and Deanna Wilson. Wishing each of you a wonderful day.
Happy Anniversary to William and Pat Potter, John and Frieda Footh, Ray and Linda Jordan, Ken and Donna Tyyska and to Norman and Phyllis Sotka. Wishing you many more celebrations together.