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

 
 

By Trudy Fredrickson
Wah. Co. Eagle 

Spaghetti dinner this Saturday at GRVC!

 

March 19, 2014



News from Naselle:

Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Thursday, the 20th-high school track at home at 3:30 p.m .; Friday, the 21st-boys baseball with Northwest Christian in Naselle at 4 p.m .; Saturday, the 22nd-fast pitch and baseball at North Beach at 4 p.m .; Monday and Tuesday, the 24th and 25th, there will be a tournament in Seaside; Wednesday, the 26th-middle school track at South Bend at 3:30 p.m. Go Comets!

If you thought you missed the annual Naselle School variety show, I have good news for you. It was rescheduled and will take place tomorrow night, Friday, the 21st at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun filled family friendly evening.

Our Naselle Knowledge Bowl team will head to Arlington on Saturday to compete in the Washington State Championship event. What a wonderful opportunity for these kids who represent our school so well. Go get them, Comets!

Plants are now available for purchase at the store in the Deep River Campground on SR 4 West near Salme Hill. A limited number of plants are available at this time, with broccoli, cilantro, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, pickling cucumbers, nasturtiums, forget-me-nots and white onions and more on the way.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through the end of March. April through October hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more info please call 360-783-2638.

If you have a favorite veggie, let them know and they can get it started for you and have it ready to plant for a full bountiful harvest. All plants are started from non-GMO organic seeds using local aged organic compost.

Westend news

Sorry for the mix-up in dates posted in the headline of my column last week, for the 2nd annual Spaghetti Feed at the Grays River Valley Center being held on March 22nd in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. Not quite sure what happened but the dinner will take place this weekend on Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for all you can eat spaghetti with salad, bread, a beverage and spumoni ice cream. Tickets are available in advance from board members, in the Grays River Valley Library/Community Computer Center, at the Rosburg Store or by calling 465-2310 or you may purchase them at the door.

A raffle will be held at the dinner with some very nice prizes. Raffle tickets will be available through the evening with a chance to win a beautiful, natural stone necklace and earring set donated by Becky Ledtke, several other pieces of jewelry, a lovely gift basket, a hand crocheted afghan, tools and several other items. Raffle tickets can also be purchased in advance in the Grays River Valley Library at the center.

Get ready for the Community In-door Super Sale that will be taking place next weekend in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This pilot sale could turn into a regular event and a fundraiser for the GRVC, and the vendors if we can get the positive feedback and extra volunteer help needed to move forward with a project of this size.

I am told that there will be more than 25 individuals with items for sale, including fishing gear, tools, antiques, new, used and repurposed items being sold by private parties who have rented tables for the event. There will also be food, beverages and baked goods from the ladies of the Grays River United Methodist Church and Bryon Parrino from Naselle Massage Clinic giving massages.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. Come on up to the top of the hill, peruse the goodies, enjoy some good food, get a relaxing massage and we all win. Hope to see everyone there.

A Free Community Partnerships and Awareness Training for Disaster Preparedness seminar, sponsored by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s office-Department of Emergency Management, will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse in Cathlamet. This free, one day event will prepare citizens in how to respond should a major incident ever occur here in our community.

The program itinerary topics include how to create a family disaster plan; what to include in a family disaster kit; developing a community resource data base; crisis response; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive information; terrorism awareness and a desktop exercise specific to Wahkiakum County. Here is a great opportunity to receive expert advice for free, learn new techniques for keeping your family safe in the event of a disaster. It’s much better to be ahead of the game with the knowledge and wherewithal to handle a desperate situation, so why not check it out.

To attend the seminar one must register by contacting Beau Renfro at 795-3242 or e-mail renfrob@co.wahkiakum.wa.us . One can also register online at http://www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/register.htm.

FinnFest will be held here in Naselle once again this year, and in anticipation of this wonderful event, you can get a “pre-fix” of some of the beautiful music to come during the festival in late July. The Finnish American Folk Festival committee will welcome the renowned musical duo “AALLOTAR” in a special performance at the Valley Bible Church on March 29 at 7 p.m. This internationally acclaimed duo will treat you to an evening of traditional Finnish folk music. The concert is free, but donations to the festival will certainly be appreciated.

Following the concert, you will be able to meet and visit with the performers, Sara Pajunen (violin) and Teija Niku (accordion), as well as sharing a light potluck. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite dessert or appetizer to share.

The free Friday night movie this week is an award winner, and here is the synopsis: Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky, a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crew as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether.

Won’t you join us for this compelling adventure; enjoy an evening out for free. Concessions are available with popcorn, candy, pop and coffee for reasonable prices.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week to enjoy a little social time and a delicious meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew. Lunch is served at noon.

On Thursdays, senior lunches are also provided by CAP, at the same location and time.

Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this week: Ryan Rangila, Robert Rangila, Savannah Zimmerman, Kathy Saari, Dorothy McLean, Corey Sherik, Lisa Nelson-Fields, Evan Erickson, Paul Forbes, Kelly Welsh, Ryan Bjornsgard, Caidon Leamy, Sherri Salme, Marilyn Johnson, Kale Trimble, Kara Trimble, Kenny Setala, Amanda Lee, Gary Burkhalter, Austin Burkhalter and Trevor Tolva. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Happy Anniversary to Eugene and Eleanor Saari. Wishing you many more celebrations together.

A special Happy Anniversary to the most wonderful, determined, hard working and yet a little stubborn man, that I am proud to call my husband of 47 years. This road has had its ups, downs and curves, especially in the last few years, but so far we have made it through, together. I am proud to be called your wife, and look forward to many more years with you. Happy Anniversary, my love.

 

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