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

By Trudy Fredrickson
Wah. Co. Eagle 

Exercise opportunities abound at Valley Center


Spring seems to be almost here, frogs singing, hummingbirds are back, daffodils are blooming and the buds are causing the trees to turn a different color. I haven’t been able to find any trilliums yet, though. At least our weather seems to have been much milder than that of the rest of the country, so I guess we really can’t complain.

News from Naselle

The Comet Booster Club will hold their regular monthly meeting on March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and local folks are encouraged to attend.

Mark your calendar for an evening of fun and song on Friday, the 14th. Pack up the family; invite a few friends and head to the annual Variety Show at the Naselle-Grays River Valley School in the Commons at 7 p.m.

Westend news

Get your tickets now for the 2nd annual Spaghetti Feed to be held on March 22 in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. Tickets are $10 each for all you can eat spaghetti with salad, bread and beverage. A limited number of advance tickets are being sold, and no tickets will be sold at the door. You can purchase your tickets from a board member, in the Grays River Valley Library/Community Computer Center, at the Rosburg Store or by calling 465-2310.

A raffle will also be held at the dinner, with some very nice raffle prizes including a beautiful, natural stone necklace and earring set donated by Skamokawa resident (and part-time mail lady), Becky Ledtke, several other pieces of jewelry, a lovely gift basket, a hand crocheted afghan, tools and several other items. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event or you can purchase them in the Grays River Valley Library at the center.

This is it! The weekend for the annual Crab and Oyster Feed and dance being held at the Rosburg Hall and sponsored by the American Legion Deep River Post #111. Saturday, March 8th from 6:00 p.m. to midnight you can wine, dine and dance the evening away with friends and family. There will also be a fantastic raffle held during the dinner. As of Monday of this week, there were a few tickets, so if you don’t have one yet, you may still be lucky enough to purchase one.

Learn how to buy items on E-bay, and how to post items that you want to sell, by taking advantage of a free class offered at the Grays River Valley Library/Community Computer Center on Monday, March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information contact Ramona Collver at 465-2597.

If you are planning on attending the E-Bay class and you have a lap top computer that you will be using at home, you may want to bring it with you. Also, you will need a bank account to buy or sell items on the site so be prepared with that information as well. This will be a fun and informative class and if you have items that you want to sell, this is a great site to use to make a little extra money.

The new Bow Flex machine in the exercise room at Grays River Valley Center is a big hit. The elliptical machine is up and running again and it looks like we will have a second elliptical and a new treadmill within a couple of weeks. For 24/7 access to the exercise room you can purchase a sponsorship for $65 per year (immediate family) or an individual for only $45 per year. After your session on the exercise equipment, relax with a friendly game of pool on the full size pool table also located in the exercise room.

How about a little exercise using aerobics? Check out the classes at the Grays River Valley Center on Mondays and Wednesdays in the gym at 6 p.m. For more information contact Jeanne Braman at 465-2544.

Are you interested in helping out at the Grays River Valley Center, and are you knowledgeable with sports and equipment? We would love to have you oversee and organize the exercise room.

If you know about or have some experience with martial arts, tai chi, etc. we would like to get someone to teach a group training class, or weekly sessions. These are volunteer positions and would be subject to your scheduling. Let’s have some more fun and get a few more folks involved. If you are interested, please call 465-2310 or Penny Gregory at 465-2775.

Does your organization or private group need a place to hold meetings or gatherings where you might need a classroom setting with a projector and screen? We can now offer new amenities in the Grays River Valley Center with Wi-Fi capabilities in three different rooms. Our big theatre screen is located in the cafeteria, a smaller screen is available in our activity room for smaller groups and our library/computer center is equipped with 7 computers, or you can bring your own laptop. Check us out.

Remember, that the Grays River Valley Library is open to anyone in the county and surrounding areas, with free library cards. That’s right, no charge! We are not funded by taxes, and receive no funding from the county. This library was built with donations only, and is free to anyone who wishes to use it. We are staffed by volunteers, with no paid employees. We have an inventory of nearly 10,000 books, for children and adults, reference materials, audio books, movies, and music CDs, with new materials coming in all the time thanks to the generosity of many people.

The free Friday night movie at the Grays River Valley Center this week is a sequel to one shown last month for the kids. Another cute and entertaining show with great reviews from kids and parents alike, reminding us to value family, friends and always follow our dreams. The show begins at 7 p.m.

For more information on the movie, please call 465-2310.

Don’t forget the Community In-door Super Sale that will be taking place in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. This sale will include tools, antiques, new, used and repurposed items, being sold by private parties who have rented tables for the event. This event is not a fundraising event for Johnson Park. It is a private sale.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets each week at the Rosburg Hall for a delicious lunch prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. This group is self supporting and can always use donations, if you find yourself inclined to give to a great bunch of folks. Thanks to Pat for providing this service and making a great difference in our seniors' lives.

On Thursdays, senior meals are also served at the Rosburg Hall and are sponsored by CAP. Lunches are served at noon.

Happy Birthday to the following: Walter Wirkkala, Matt Scrabeck, Bob Larson, Lorne Wirkkala, Anita Raistakka, Tucker Bennett, Ron Malerich, Arvid Rose, Daniel Forbes, Mary Wirkkala, Pat Rugg, Diane Pratt, Kari Johnson, Darlene Bjornsgard, Sandra Carlson, Baylee Clark, Wayne Blake, Brad Lanz, Chase Chapman, Amber Parker, Shane Genn, Dee Tetz, Annette Dziados, Marvin Giffin, Eric Saari, Marilynn Smalley and Kim Strong. Wishing each of you a wonderful day.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Roy and Shirley Herrold, Rokey and Lori Scott and Joel and Stacey Strange. Wishing you many more celebrations together.


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