The Naselle-Grays River School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.
Students will be dismissed early on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for in-service.
There will be a blood drive held at the Naselle schools on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Take a few minutes and give this lifesaving gift to someone, by donating your blood.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the dinner prior to the drawing. You don’t have to be present to win. Proceeds from this event will be used for operating expenses and other ongoing projects at the center and park.
The newly renovated Grays River Valley Library and Community Computer Center will be open for tours on the evening of the Oktoberfest Dinner. Come check out our new library layout and the new bank of computers from Lower Columbia College for student users with online classes.
There is no waiting in most cases for a computer, as we also have four other computers for your convenience with fast internet and it’s free. Check your e-mail, Facebook, do research, play games or whatever. Library and computer center hours are Mondays, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed in order to expand our hours. If you have a few hours to spare, please call me or call 465-2310.
A huge thank you goes out to Steve Ramsay, Walt Stefan, Carl Fredrickson and Judy Durrah for the awesome job you did last Saturday at Johnson Park. These volunteers dug a trench for drainage, spread rock on the floor of the bus barn (now used for storage), leveled the rock and rearranged the stuff stored in the bays, while the 4-H group had their stored items at the Covered Bridge Dinner. A special thank you to Walt for the use of his tractor and his expertise. Now the items in the barn should be high and dry for the winter.
Enjoy the Free Friday Night Movies at the Grays River Valley Center every week, for a nice relaxing evening. The movie for this Friday is “Mud”, released in April 2013 and rated PG-13. Join us for a good movie, relax on a comfy chair or bring your own. Concessions are available offering popcorn, pop, water, coffee and candy. Next week’s flick will be “Oblivion,” another 2013 release, rated PG-13.
On October 19, the Wahkiakum Search and Rescue group will welcome a visit and a demonstration of a Life Flight helicopter for field training at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School). The helicopter landing, weather permitting, will take place at about noon and the public is invited to attend and watch. You will get a chance to view the routines used by this useful tool and you might even be inclined to volunteer some of your time by joining this incredible and necessary group. Lord knows, we occasionally need these emergency services here on the west end, and most of us personally know someone who has used the services of Life Flight. For more information regarding this event please contact Arlene Stefan at 465-2919.
Have you had your flu shot yet? Seniors, here is your opportunity to get yours, right here on the west end. A flu shot clinic will take place on Thursday, October 24th in the Rosburg Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the Wahkiakum Health Department. For more information, please contact Gina at the Health Department 360 795-6207. While you are there why not have lunch at noon, sponsored by CAP.
Halloween is coming, and the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park will host its 4th Annual All Hallows Eve on Ocotber 31. Trick or Treating will begin at 5 p.m. inside the building where it is nice and dry and safe for all young ghosties and goblins. There will be a free Halloween movie following the march through the halls for treats. Popcorn and drinks will be available at the concession stand during the movie.
The Rosburg Community Club will host its annual Holiday Bazaar again this year at the Rosburg Hall. The event will take place on November 2. The day long event features fun, food and all manner of craft items for sale by local vendors. For more information on this event please call 484-7723. Shop local and support this incredible group that offers so much to its community.
On November 9, you can enjoy the annual fall pancake breakfast sponsored by the American Legion Deep River Post #111. For more info call 465-2215.
Need information on emergency preparation, insurance, aging, food bank resources, things to do in Wahkiakum County, Red Cross, Social Security questions? It will all be available at “Living Well in Wahkiakum County” a free event coming up on November 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park in Rosburg and is sponsored by Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services. Service organizations will be on hand with booths as well as a variety of community resources with representatives of that organization available to answer questions. There will be information booths, presentations, giveaways, individual signups, and details to prepare you and your family for an emergency or disaster and much, much more.
Some of the partners and resources coming together for this day of information include Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, St. James Family Center/Charlotte House, Helping Hands Food Bank, Wahkiakum Department of Emergency Management, Social Security, DSHS, Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department, Family Health Center, Washington Health Insurance Enrollment, Wahkiakum Food Bank, Lower Columbia CAP, Hunger Relief Task Force, Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park, Red Cross, SHIBA, and if you would like to come in as a vendor as well, or would like more information you can call Terrie Howell of Wahkiakum County Community Outreach 360 795-8630 and press option 2.
The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week for a delicious home cooked meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. On the 16th they will celebrate their 11th Anniversary with Swiss steak over rice, veggies and dessert. On the 23rd they will enjoy their monthly potluck lunch, bring a dish to share and dine with friends and neighbors.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, senior lunches are also available at the Rosburg Hall and are sponsored by CAP. Menus for the coming week: Thursday, the 10th-beef and barley soup, ½ turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato; Tuesday, the 15th-Teriyaki pork, brown rice, stir fry vegetables and sliced oranges; Thursday, the 17th-chicken and rice casserole, peas and cauliflower.
Happy Birthday to Harley Lopez, Vanessa Leamy, Vivian Wirkkala, Scott Leamy, Larry Howell, Trina Scrabeck, Verne Watermann, Carol Walter, Brian Beaulaurier, Cliff Kilponen, Hailey Thompson, Elaine Patterson, Logan Bryant, Rod Smith, Kristen Edwards, Shawn Matthews, Kristi Mattson, Tim Wirkkala, Lisa Donlon, Sarah Rugo, Terry Larson, Tracy Larson, Joshua Phipps, Kelly Faddis, Mary Smith, Lyle Haataja and Adam Bighill. Here’s to a perfect day for each of you.
I want to wish a special belated Happy Birthday to my good friend, PJ Katims. I had invited her and her son for dinner and to watch a movie with us on Monday and after dinner she announced that it was her birthday. Had I known that, I would have made something more special than spaghetti with a birthday cake instead of brownies for dessert. It was a wonderful evening with good friends, and I wish her many more, even happier birthdays.
Happy Anniversary to Ron and Jennifer Salme, and wishing you many more celebrations together.