The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

By Trudy Fredrickson
Wah. Co. Eagle 

NHS seniors plan dinner to raise funds for class


December 24, 2013

Whew! Nearly done with the holidays for this year. Most of us have a lot to be thankful for, and for those less fortunate than us, I wish the best for the future year.

News from Naselle:

Even though school is out, there are still some sports being played. This week’s games include: Friday, the 27th-girl’s basketball with Three Rivers in Naselle at 5:30 p.m .; Saturday, the 28th-girl’s basketball at Quinault at 2 p.m. and boy’s basketball immediately following the girl’s game. Go Comets!!

The graduation class of 2015 is in the process of raising money for their senior class. This is an ongoing project from the time they enter high school and each class does this. An upcoming fundraiser will benefit this class. The event will take place on January 4th in the high school commons beginning at 5 p.m. On the menu will be chicken adobo, rice, pansit (noodles) and lumpia (Philippine egg rolls). Come on in and help out a great class, while you enjoy a delicious meal.

Westend news

Don’t forget Free Friday night movies at the Grays River Valley Center every week at 7:00 p.m. This month has been a Tolkien in December celebration with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (last Friday) and coming up the final movie of the trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." We are showing the extended versions of each of these excellent movies so they are a little longer than usual, but well worth it. We have experienced quite a good turnout for each of the showings, and everyone seems to be enjoying them.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week for a home cooked meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. Join in the fun and enjoy good food and good company. Lunch is served at noon.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays lunch is also served at the above location and is sponsored by CAP. Menus for this week include: Thursday, the 26th-pork chops and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and cauliflower and cubed melon; Tuesday, the 31st-chicken Ruben casserole, tossed salad and broccoli Normandy.

Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this week: Carol Alves, Brittany Smith, Bert Haven, Karen Nelson, Garrick Bennett, Kim Eaton, Evart Smith, Steve Smith, Toni Mullins, Abbie Taylor Rose, Bryce Kilponen, Tim Wilson, Monte Howell, Melvin Ross, Sara Swanson, Ellie Chapman, Wendy , Stacy Lane, Richie Bennett, Nathan Reitz, Dolores Nelson, Dorothy Johnson, Leonard Vaughn, Marcie Dunham and Cheryl Caetano. Here’s to a perfect day for each of you.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out to: Errin and Laurel Smalley, Dan and Carol Wilson, John and Carol Alves, Bruce and Leena Wirkkala, Just and Sue Thomas and Brandon and Lori Rose. Congratulations and wishing you many more celebrations together.

Especially during this busy time of the year, I would like to say thank you and thank God for you and your selflessness, to our Rosburg/Grays River EMS crews. It is such a comfort to know you can call 911 and get a response quickly. Last week we had to do just that—call 911. My husband experienced a post stroke related seizure and we decided that he needed a trip to Columbia Memorial for a check up. It was just a few minutes from the time we called before our neighbor, Steve Puddicomb showed up, and right behind him was Mary Steller. Thank you so much for all you do, (and to all the other EMS folks as well), we certainly appreciate you.

There didn’t seem to be any adverse effects after the seizure and all his tests came back ok, so hopefully that will be the last of that. Believe me, if you haven’t seen someone having a seizure, it is really scary.

When we got home at about 10:15 p.m. we were delighted to walk into the house with our beautiful Christmas tree all decorated and the house smelling like a fresh forest. Thank you, Carl and Dion.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year with the hope that this year will be the very best yet, for all of you.


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