SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthdays from Feb. 6-12 are Bailey McKinley, Bernie Mendoza, Ed Stornetta, Bob Montgomery, Reese Gullickson, James Hoven, Alivia Lindsey, Tyler Havens, Ethan Havens, Lucas Havens, Terry Ostling, Bret Hart, Ronnie Cothren, Bob Wegdahl Sr., Mykall Stensland, Dave Pedersen, Scott Pedersen and Annette Healy Miller. Celebrating their anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Randy Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ower.Enjoy your special days everybody!
NEW BIRTHDAY--We must say congratulations to Pam Below Lazor as I understand she is a grandma again to a new baby boy named Roger Edward Nejara Lazor born on Jan 30. We're happy to welcome him into the world and add him to our list of birthdays. His parents, Matt and Liz, named him after Pam's Dad, Matt's Dad and Liz's Dad, so he's got quite a legacy there, and we send our congratulations to the happy couple as well!
WE ARE WINNERS!--How about those Seahawks?! From the first play of the game to the last, our Seattle Seahawks just dominated the Denver Broncos. I almost felt sorry for DB quarterback Peyton Manning, as his football year ended on a pretty miserable note. With all the hype about him and their team's past performances, it made us think this was going to be a close game but the 'Hawks' big win made everyone believers in not only their defense but their offense as well. What a great time to pull it all together! Woo-hoo!
THIS FRIDAY--The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team will have their last home game this Friday night against Toutle Lake, so we hope you'll come and support your Mules. They had an away game last night, Wednesday, in Mossyrock and will also play away on Saturday night in Adna. Soon after, the District games will be announced, so the where and when of those is yet to be decided. Go Mules! We want to see a win like we did last week; that was awesome!
VALENTINE DINNER TIME--We hope you're ready to come and join your friends and neighbors at the Skamokawa Grange Hall this Saturday night, Feb. 8, as the annual Valentine Diamond Dinner gets underway. The cooks might need an extra layer of clothes on but we'll be nice and toasty in the hall and more than ready to eat a great filet mignon dinner and find out who the winner is of the wonderful diamond bracelet and gift basket. You can buy your tickets at the Bank of the Pacific or Rosburg Store for the next day or so, but if you didn't get to either place, you'll be able to buy your ticket at the door. Twenty-five dollars gets you your steak dinner, complete with salad and dessert, one beverage and one chance to win the gift basket. You'll be able to buy more tickets for the big prize and other door prizes for a dollar. Musical entertainment will be by pianist, Kathleen Petersen of Puget Island. See you there!
SEED EXCHANGE RECAP--Last Saturday the Skamokawa Grange Hall was the spot to be for plant and garden enthusiasts who were thrilled to exchange their seeds with others who enjoy their passion for plants. Skamokawa granger, Jessica Fletcher and Wahkiakum's WSU Extension agent, Carrie Backman, worked together to put on this event and were happy to see it so well received. More gatherings like this to help others learn about seed gathering, hoop gardening, composting and more are being scheduled, so all those who would like to take part can give Jessica a call at 795-8770 and the grange will gladly set up another informative gathering. Thanks also to Christy Darby for providing some entertainment for the group.
WANTED!--While I've gotten several folks interested in performing in a variety show that the Skamokawa Grange would like to put on in mid-May, we still need more to be able to have a full show. So whether you're a piano player, guitar picker, juggler, singer or comedian or whatever, and you like to perform for people, we sure would like to have you, so give me a ring at 795-3425 and get your name on our list of entertainers. Remember, we want to keep people smiling and happy and clapping their hands and tapping their feet, so the livelier the music, the better, and the funnier and more outrageous a skit or routine is, the better, so get those thinking caps on and let's see if we can come up with some great acts to get our community smiling and laughing and looking forward to the next show! Call me today!
FAMILY GATHERED--The Good and Fancher family members gathered at the home of Kari Good Claussen, along with a few friends last Saturday to celebrate the life of Lynn Good Fancher, 56, who passed away Jan. 15. Coming all the way from Norway was Lynn's twin sister, Gwen Good Ronninghaug, so while it was good to see her, we were so sorry it had to be for this sad occassion. Lynn's husband, Larry set up a computer with a photo gallery of Lynn throughout the years and there were some tears as we watched Lynn enjoy times with her family from years past to present day, her trips to the beach and to Norway and enjoying her new granddaughter Isabelle. However, amongst the tears were some smiles and laughter as her sisters and other family members shared some fun times together as well. Lynn may be gone but her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.
BINGO--The Sons of Norway will be hosting their usual Bingo night this Saturday at the Norse Hall on Puget Island with doors open at 5:30, games at 6 and goodies available for purchase as well.
GRANGE MEETING--The Skamokawa Grange #425 will hold their first meeting of February this coming Monday, Feb. 10. Potluck begins promptly at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
OVER THE HILL--If you'd like to enjoy a great stew luncheon and bazaar, then you've got your chance in a couple of weeks as the Grays River Methodist Church, at milepost 18, will be the place to be on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals are even available to take out, so with a donation, you can have a tasty meal of hearty stew, cheese bread, beverages and dessert, so don't miss out on this one.
MARCH--Don't forget the two crab feeds coming up next month as you'll be able to get your fill of crab and oysters if you hit both of these fun events, March 8 for the one in Rosburg and March 15 for the one on Puget Island. Tickets are already on sale so we hope you'll support these two fund raisers and enjoy a fun evening as well.
COMING IN APRIL--This event is a couple months away, but if your taste in music leans toward the sound of opera, you will be pleased to know that you can come down to the Skamokawa Landing "Greatroom" and enjoy some of that on April 19 at 7 p.m. Musicians include Kathleen Petersen on the piano, Andrew Emlen will be on the cello, Carol Coal will be playing the violin and Kyleen Austin will be singing. You can contact Cathlametclassical@gmail.com for more information.