Sports calendar for this week includes: Thursday, volleyball at Cathlamet at 5:45 p.m.; Friday, football with NeahKahNe in Naselle at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, volleyball at North Beach at 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, cross country in Naselle at 4 p.m.; Thursday, volleyball with Valley in Naselle at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets!
The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board will meet on Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Students will be dismissed early on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for teacher in-service.
The Grays River Valley Library and Community Computer Center are just about ready to reopen for your use, and this weekend we would welcome any volunteers available to give us a hand.This is the final push to complete the move for the library and computer center. What a job for just a few volunteers. You guys are incredible, and I hope everyone joins with me to tell you thank you. Penny, Randy, Ramona, Steve, Linda, Gail and Tim, this wouldn’t have been possible without you. These folks have cleaned, primed, painted, waxed, moved tons of heavy stuff, and gone home each day with aching backs. The community owes you a huge debt of gratitude and I am encouraging everyone to come in and use the facilities that we are creating for them.
The library will be up and running on Monday but there may be a few issues to iron out, so please bear with us. The computer center on the other hand may not be, as the internet cables have yet to be installed in the new area. We hope for the best but it would be wise to call ahead if you need to use a computer. Thanks in advance for your patience.
The Free Friday Night movies will resume on September 20 and will be shown in the cafeteria. Movies start at 7 p.m., and concessions are available. Remember that the first and fourth week are kid friendly movies so bring the whole family and enjoy a fun evening.
I also hear that sometime in November, a craft group will be forming at the Grays River Valley Center. I will get more info out as I get it.
Our newest activity at the Grays River Valley Center is up and running. Shellie Burkhalter, Genesis Dance Studio instructor, began her scheduled classes last Monday, with quite a few new students. She teaches all kinds of dance, and for all different ages. This is a huge benefit to our community, and she is doing something she loves.
Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Dinner in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park, which will be held on Saturday, October 12. Join us for our next fundraiser, and enjoy a great fall meal including Steve Ramsay’s delicious authentic sauerbraten, spaetzel, sweet and sour cabbage, salad and beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this dinner. They are $10 each and there are a limited number of tickets being sold. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds from this event will be used for operating expenses and other projects at the park and center.
Purchase your raffle tickets now or at the dinner for a chance to win the beautiful hand-made quilt on display at the center. Tickets are available from Steve and Linda Ramsay, Randy and Ramona Collver, Trudy Fredrickson, Penny Gregory, in the library, and the Rosburg Store.
Are you interested in alternative ideas for your health issues? On Saturday, 7 p.m., Dennis and Connie Nagasawa will present their line of protective blend oil products and then have an open discussion on any health subject you may wish to discuss. This class is open to the public and will be held at the Fire District’s #3 Station located at SR 4 and Raistakka Road.
This year’s Covered Bridge Dinner will take place on October 5 culminating the weekend of Columbia River Country Days in Wahkiakum County. For more information on this county wide celebration, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360 795-3278.
The Rosburg Wed-nesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week for a good home cooked meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. The menu for Wednesday, the 18th includes a casserole, veggies, bread and dessert. On the 25th you can join in their monthly “the event” potluck. Bring a dish to share and have a good time with friends for lunch. The meal is served at noon.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Rosburg Senior Community Lunches are served at the same location and time, and are sponsored by CAP. Menus for the week include: Thursday, the 12th-chicken Romesco, orzo with spinach and tomatoes and tossed salad; Tuesday, the 17th-chicken divan, roasted potatoes, Capri vegetables and sliced melon; Thursday, the 19th-spaghetti with meat sauce, Caesar salad, Sicilian veggies and garlic bread.
Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this week: Paula Rogers, Shawn Gilbert, Clair Stephan, Stephanie Noll, Cole Dorman, Gerrod Lemon, Sean Welsh, Sheila Kilponen, Edna Miller, Jason Ammer, Eugene Saari, Paul Costello, Jeff Linquist, Joe Helvey, Mariah Corbin, Regan Wirkkala, Rachel Katyryniuk, Aubrey Katyryniuk, Katriina Ervest, Marie Fauver, Jennifer Blanchard, Amy Kittinger, Jimmy Strange, Tim Tienhaara, Sofia Heaton, Betty Blain, Logan Scrabeck, Chris Maddux, Pete Donlon, Rylee Torppa, Max Smith, Helen Rangila and Linda Elliott. Here’s hoping that each of you will have a perfect day of celebration.
Happy Anniversary to Mike and Gail Queener, Eugene and Linda Strong, Jim and Josie Eastham, Jim and Darrylin Eastham, Dan and Clair Stephan, Don and Sheryl Pearson and Randy and Debbie Saari.
I was so sorry to hear that Norman and Phyllis Sotka had a fire last weekend and lost their beautiful motor home. Fortunately, no one was injured, and their home was not seriously damaged except for some exterior paint bubbling from the heat of the burning vehicle. My heart goes out to anyone who suffers a loss from fire.
We had a nice visit with my cousin, Davey Hammonds and his girlfriend Rhonda, here from Alaska, last week. He brought halibut and salmon to share, and I must say it was delicious. He even has a few recipes up his sleeve that were really easy (that’s what I like, easy) and tasty.