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

By Trudy Fredrickson
Wah. Co. Eagle 

Follow-up food bank meeting at Johnson Park

Down River Dispatches


August 14, 2014

Did you enjoy the noisy light show on Tuesday morning? The rain was nice as well. Hopefully it dampened the area enough to alleviate some of our fire danger. Unfortunately our four large (100 pounds each) dogs weren’t too happy with the thunder and lightning and all wanted to be in someone’s lap to be petted and hugged. Not fun when there are only two laps available. Sometimes they are worse babies than real kids.

News from Naselle:

Are you interested in serving on the facilities committee of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District? I understand members are needed to begin in September. If you are interested please e-mail Lisa Nelson, superintendent at

The Naselle Lutheran Church will hold a garage sale on August 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church located at 308 Knappton Road, Naselle. Baked goods will be sold and the coffee will be ready! For further information, call 360-484-3826.

Proceeds from this event will go towards a much needed sound system for the church. Bring a friend and shop local.

While you are out and about, visit the ESA Alpha Theta Will Be rummage sale on the same day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location for the sale is 1124 SR 4, at Milepost 7. For more information please call 484-3292.

Westend news

There will be another follow-up meeting regarding a local food bank location in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. It will be held on Tuesday at 5 p.m. If you have questions or would like to have input on this subject please attend the meeting.

Another Blood Drive will be held on August 26 at the Valley Bible Church, 1-6 p.m. For more information, please contact Susan Burkhalter at 465-2264. Remember, these blood drives are essential to maintaining enough products in case of an emergency situation. It could be you or your loved one in need of this lifesaving gift.

This week’s Free Friday Night Movie is rated PG-13 and is a 2014 American science fiction action film. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned that she is different and will never fit into any one of the factions and she soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in the seemingly perfect society.

Concessions are available with pop, candy and popcorn with a free refill on popcorn and reasonably priced. Proceeds from the movie and concession donations go to pay for the yearly movie license and utilities for the screening room. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Come join us for a relaxing evening.

Our apologies to the movie goers last week as the movie we had scheduled failed to be available to us. When our schedule was finalized we were told that it would be available. That said, we will make every effort from now on to have a back up kid’s movie, of the same genre, on hand to show in place of the one not yet available.

Thank you to everyone who attended the pancake breakfast at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park last Saturday. It turned out to be another very successful fundraiser that will help to defray some of the operating costs for the center. Our next scheduled breakfast will be held on August 30 and the menu will be a little different. I will give an update on that in next week’s column.

Shop for your favorite local veggies at the Farmer’s Market in Grays River at the Grays River Grange on Tuesdays, from 2-6 p.m. Check out the nice variety of herbs and vegetables at very reasonable prices.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets at the Rosburg Hall each week for a delicious and nutritious meal prepared and served by Pat Potter and her volunteer crew.

On Thursdays, a senior meal is also served at the Rosburg Hall and is sponsored by CAP. Both days the lunch is served at noon.

Happy Birthday to Carol Ervest, Anna Ehrlund, Colby Engelson, Cathy Francis, Bob Eaton, Alina Ashe, Myka Thompson, Rebecca Strong, Amanda Haataia, Dale Heiner, Michael McIntee, JJ McCullogh, Lee Clark, Noah Kent, Rhiana Jacot, Eric Ervest and Travis Pakenen. Wishing each of you a perfect day.

Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Ed and Amy Hunt, Bob and Judy Paavola, Charles and Sharon Ross, Peter and Nancy McGuire, Travis and Jen Boggs, Glen and Shirley Miller, Scott and Lynn Boyle, Jim and Debee Bauer, Todd and Jen Blanchard and Eric and Ashley Hendrickson. Here’s to many more celebrations together.

I’m told that there is a pretty special, future star basketball player, with a milestone birthday coming up this week, and this young man has his very own basketball coach by the name of “Coach Q.” I want to wish Gus Burkhalter an extra special happy fifth birthday. Keep focused on becoming a good basketball player, and have a great day.


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