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Sunday's Concert: It's a lovely Monday with fog lifting and sunshine coming through. A good day to smile and remember the wonderful concert yesterday at the packed Naselle Community Center with the Sk...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    January 26, 2023 

Naselle GRV School Board begins planning process

On January 17, the Naselle GRV School Board met with long range strategic planning as a goal for the coming months. During the meeting, issues of transparency and process were on the table twice. One of the goals of the board set this school year is...

 

Downriver Dispatches

My friends, I know the rain can get to us, but please remember to take your Vitamin D because it helps the body with what the sun normally gives us the rest of the year. Margie Godfrey from the old Naselle Clinic taught me that years ago and I’ve...

 

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FAFF is sponsoring the Skamokawa Swamp Opera who will be performing on Sunday, Jan. 22nd beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Naselle Community Center. The cost will be a suggested donation of $10. Refreshments served afterwards. The group is working on a...

 

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Happy New Year, my friends! This is my third annual writing folder for Eagle articles. We've all been through a lot over the past two years and I hope and pray we're only going higher, happier and...

 

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Citizen of the Year and Photo of the Week: During a December 10 ceremony in Cathlamet, Grays River resident Diane Hollenbeck was awarded the title of 2022 Wahkiakum County Citizen of the Year by the...

 

Amy Hunt re-elected as school board chair

On December 20, the Naselle GRV School Board met for the last time in 2022. Amy Hunt was elected to be Chair, continuing her time as interim chair in the latter portion of 2022. She stepped in as Interim Chair when former chair, Chuck Hendrickson, re...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Christmas time can be intense. Just finding time to shop, decorate, pick up family members at the airport, make cookies, attend seasonal services or events, hosting family who've come to stay,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

This is my 50th Downriver Dispatch - 2022. It's hard to believe time shot by so fast this fall. I want to make sure you're aware of all the activities scheduled for this weekend because we have...

 

Naselle Youth Sports Club grows in area

I spent Sunday afternoon at the home of the Garlock family including Trenton and Megan along with their children, their oldest child, daughter Auspyn, middle son Tregan, and youngest son, Atlas, and...

 

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Here's a Christmas story from Kayrene Gilbertsen: "For many years Puget Island was known as Little Norway. Christmas was our biggest Norwegian celebration of the year. Each family brought the...

 

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On Thanksgiving, I spent the day in my robe just watching football and movies. My recommendation for this holiday season is on Netflix: "Slumberland." Enjoy! Venue Change for FAFF Concert from...

 

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! May your day be full of gratitude for all we have in our county, region, state, country, and world. Love is everywhere, but especially in our hearts. I pray for God's...

 

N/GRV School Board has workshop coming Dec. 6

More than 12 people attended the November 15 school board meeting held in the school library to make hearing the meeting better for all present. Early in the meeting, as the agenda changes were discussed, board member Tyson Vogeler, commented that...

 

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FAFF: The Finns at FAFF sent me a couple changes for their upcoming events: The Christmas Tree Lighting will be on December 3 and the baking classes have been cancelled. I am hoping a few Finns will...

 

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A Commentary on Flooding: It's flood time again. Let's talk about floods so new folks have some information as we move into flood season. Our low lying areas, if we hadn't populated them already, woul...

 

Shop with a Cop on December 10

Every year the sheriff’s department invites 20 to 25 kids on a Christmas shopping spree at Walmart in Longview. Referrals come from various schools and agencies, including Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River schools, community outreach, corrections...

 

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Vote! Voting is 100 percent effective and much more powerful than complaining, so vote! If you read this early today, November 3, you can attend a Caregivers Discussion group offered for anyone...

 

Retirement move from Virginia to Deep River

Retirement move from Virginia to Deep River Victor and Wendy Liguori made a major move when they both retired from good jobs in Virginia, she as a medical assistant and Victor in medical security. Kno...

 

Robotics grant report at N/GRV School Board meeting

On October 18, the Naselle/Grays River Valley School Board held their monthly meeting. All board members were present and approximately six attendees from the community. After the usual opening steps on the agenda, including approval of the last...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Song By Randy Newman - “I think it’s going to rain today” Broken windows and empty hallways A pale dead moon in the sky streaked with gray Human kindness is overflowing And I think it's going to rain today Scarecrows dressed in the latest...

 

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Hi, neighbors. If you are a senior and want a flu shot, the County's Health Department will be giving shots from noon to 1 at Rosburg Hall today. If you read this early enough, you might make it down...

 

GRHED's heated first meeting

The newly organized Board of the Grays River Habitat Enhancement District met on Thursday, April 13 at Johnson Park with 16 in attendance. The county commissioners chose three of the five who applied to be on the board after all the prior board...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Good morning! Last year my garage flooded twice, so this year I searched for help to control the high volume of water coming down the hill behind my garage. My neighbor, Bob Torppa, is known as a top...

 

Killin' time in Cathlamet

Last Saturday, I headed to Cathlamet to take Ben dog to the new groomer, Jenna Lefever, who has set up a lovely spa for dogs with new equipment accommodating big dogs. Ben is around one hundred...

 

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