Fall seems to be in the air, at least in the morning hours. Night temperatures have been comfortable, though. Guess it’s time to make plans for the rainy season once again. It will be nice to watch the leaves begin to turn and fall. Actually, this is my favorite season of the year.
Sports calendar for the Naselle-Grays River Valley School Comets: Thursday, the 19th-volleyball with Valley in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Friday, the 20th-football at North Beach at 7 p.m.; Saturday, the 21st-cross country at Camp Rilea at 8 a.m., tourney volleyball at North Beach at 8 a.m.; Monday, the 23rd -middle school volleyball at Ocosta at 5:45 p.m.; Tuesday, the 24th-volleyball at Laney at 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, the 25th-middle school volleyball in Naselle with North Beach at 5:45 p.m.; Thursday, the 26th-cross country at Montesano at 8 a.m., volleyball with Three Rivers in Naselle at 5:45 p.m., middle school football at Valley at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets!
There will be a special community meeting regarding the Naselle sports programs and the 1B or 2B status. It will be held on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Naselle Commons. Sports fans and families may come and learn about any changes being implemented to the sports programs. This is your opportunity.
Hunters take notice. The Rosburg Store is now open with a hunter’s breakfast special at 5 a.m., continuing through the hunting seasons. Stop in and grab a bite on your way into the woods or to your favorite hunting spot. Great coffee too. Convenient and quick for all you hunters out there. Check it out.
On Sunday, September 29, the congregation of the Grays River United Methodist Church will host a farewell brunch for Pastor Pam Brokaw. Pam moves on in her duties as a pastor to Castle Rock and Winlock Methodist Churches. She will be sorely missed as she has befriended many people in this community. The brunch will be served following the 10 a.m. worship service. Anyone wishing to attend the brunch is welcome in wishing her well in her new assignments and to let her know she has been a special part of our community. Best of luck to you, Pastor Brokaw.
Unfortunately, the Grays River Valley Library and Community Computer Center is still closed, as we didn’t get the volunteer response we had hoped for last weekend. The good news is, thanks to the old standby volunteers, we will reopen on Monday, the 23rd with our regular hours from 3-7 p.m. With school back in session, and with some other activities ongoing, the dance studio in particular, we are planning to increase our hours to accommodate the mothers and other children with an open library and computer center for their convenience, as well as the rest of the community. When the online college classes begin, our schedule may be altered to fulfill the student’s needs. Please bear with us, and if you can spare a few hours a week as a volunteer, please contact me, Randy Collver or Penny Gregory.
One more delay at the Grays River Valley Center, the free Friday Night Movie will not be shown this week as we are still waiting for some essential equipment to be installed. We will continue our movie schedule next week on the 28th, with a family friendly show. Bring the kids. Concessions are available with popcorn, candy, pop and coffee. For more info or to find out what movie is playing please call 465-2310.
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 from 5-8 p.m. Join us for Steve Ramsay’s delicious authentic sauerbraten, spaetzel, sweet and sour cabbage, salad and beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this dinner, at $10 each with a limited number of tickets being sold. Proceeds from this event will be used for operating expenses and other projects at the park and center.
Raffle tickets are being sold now or at the dinner for a chance to win the beautiful hand made quilt on display at the center. Tickets for the dinner and the raffle can be purchased from Steve and Linda Ramsay, Randy and Ramona Collver, Trudy Fredrickson, Penny Gregory, at the Rosburg Store or in the library. Dinner tickets are $10 each and raffle tickets are $1 each.
Looking for locally grown fresh vegetables? You don’t have to go very far on Tuesdays in the Rosburg-Grays River area. Home grown items are on sale at the Grays River Grange Hall right on the highway. Fresh squeezed apple juice is also available. Great prices for wholesome nutritional goodies. The market will be open from noon-5 p.m. every Tuesday until the growing season ends. Look for the signs on SR 4.
The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week for a good meal and great company, thanks to the efforts of Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. Coming menus include: Wednesday, the 25th-the once a month “the event” potluck. Bring a dish to share and enjoy. On October 2nd- fill up on a fall football weather meal of hot dogs, potato salad, beans, chips and dessert; on the 9th-hamburger stroganoff over noodles, broccoli and dessert.
Senior lunches are also served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the above location and are sponsored by CAP. Menus for the week include: Thursday, the 19th-spaghetti with meat sauce, Caesar salad, Sicilian veggies and garlic bread; Tuesday, the 24th-Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, carrots and mushrooms and sliced melon; Thursday, the 26th-apricot chicken, Risotto style rice, and marinated vegetable salad. Lunch is served at about noon for both of the above venues. Come join in the fun.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Steve Tolva, Scott Beaulaurier, Laura Edmondson, Emma Bennett, Melody Morgan, B. J. Kohn, Phyllis Carlson, Vince Miller, Marlene Wiitala, John Nelson, Mary Ann Comm, Tim Isom, Jada Hunsinger, Kathy Hillsberg, Mikko Rose, Marvin Paavola, Glen Smalley, Michael Gilbert, Austin Kent, Johnnie Engelson, Donald Wiitala, Erin Noll, Jenelle Varila, Katie Klinger, Caspar Schmand III, Crystal Salme, Greg Smith, and Eli Gardner.
We are looking forward to a short visit from some friends from California sometime this week. Harold and Laura Holland have been longtime friends and he also worked with Del for the City of Stockton for many years, but has recently retired. Both very talented folks, she does some beautiful ceramic work and he is an old car buff and an avid gardener, which means they are always busy. It will be really nice to get caught up on what’s going on with them.