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Volunteers needed as retirements occur

WEATHER--The end of last week saw heavy downpours between the dry times in West Valley, so that was good. Saturday started foggy and I thought it might be dry all day, but it did pour a couple of times, but again, at least it wasn't a daylong...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Berries that Changed History We live in an area that appears to remain unchanged as we go about our daily activities traveling the area. We have a tendency to take for granted what we see around u...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Friday, October 11, in addition to the brown bag lunch, the monthly Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. There are three books to choose from this time. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner, or As I Lay Dying by Wi...

 

Naselle Lutheran Church turns 125

One hundred twenty five years ago, Finnish Lutherans started worshiping together in Deep River. Today, spiritual descendants of those first faithful few still gather every week at Naselle Lutheran Church in Naselle. In honor of its 125th...

 

ASOC to show Scrooged in Astoria

All are welcome to try out for the annual holiday production, "Scrooged in Astoria," at the Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse at 129 W. Bond Street in Uniontown, Astoria. No experience necessary. Open auditions will be held Sat. Oct. 12, noon and...

 

Georgia Pacific tours St. James

Leaders from Georgia Pacific-Wauna Mill stopped by St. James Family Center last Wednesday as part of a tour led by United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties to learn about partnerships in the...

 

Student of the month

The Wahkiakum Lions club has chosen Novella Hokkanen as their September Student of The Month. Novella is the daughter of Bryan and Iris Hokkanen. At their Monday night meeting Lions Club President...

 

Stella Historical Society hosting Oregon speaker

Stella Historical Society will host a program featuring Cameron La Follette at its Oct. 14 meeting, and the public is invited. La Follette’s presentation will explain the ways local historical societies’ activities and records are crucial for...

 

Family center bazaar to be held Nov. 23

It's that time of year again for St. James Family Center's "A Country Christmas" bazaar to be held Nov. 23, at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia St., Cathlamet, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be handmade arts and crafts, Christmas decor,...

 

Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network meets Monday

Local farmers, gardeners and food producers are invited to attend the first meeting of the fall with the Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network, Monday, October 14, at 7 p.m., in the River Street Meeting Room in Cathlamet. Local growers will share on their...

 

White sturgeon retention to open for 1-day on portion of Columbia River

A limited sturgeon retention fishery will be allowed. White sturgeon from 44 inches minimum to 50 inches maximum fork length may be retained on Saturday, Oct. 12 only in the Mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville...

 

Advisory council will recruit a member from Wahkiakum

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington Advisory Council is looking for a member from Wahkiakum County to fill a vacancy in 2019. The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington Advisory Council is a group of...

 

Evaluating mason bees cocoons

On October 12 at 10:00 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will present a workshop on how to evaluate mason bees cocoons for disease. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a Free Legal Clinic on Friday October 11 from 1-2:30 p.m., in Cathlamet and from 3-4:30 p.m., in Grays River. Jeffrey Keddie, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will...

 

Photography Club visits the Pumpkin Patch at LIttle Island Farm

Little Island Farm invited a local photography club to hold their meeting and take pictures at their Pumpkin Patch on Saturday morning before they opened their doors to the public. The Pumpkin Patch...

 

Class of '62 reunion

Last month, the Class of '62 met for a reunion lunch in Longview and celebrated turning 75 years old. L-r are Gary Garrison, Cliff Garrison, Terry Vik, Ray Toste, Jake Dodge, Bob Wegdahl, Pete Swift,...

 

State Parks collecting oral histories of eruption

To commemorate next year’s 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, Washington State Parks is looking for people who were affected by this major event in Washington state’s history. Over the next few months, staff from the Mount St....

 

Covered Bridge Dinner will be held Saturday

COOL START--In West Valley, it was a very foggy and very chilly 32 degrees at the beginning of this week, which was also the last day of September, so it feels like our Winter showed up a little bit early to me! SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthd...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Ghosts of Grays River: The Jesse Baker Jr. Saga, Part II Grays River has been home to some of the most illustrious people who for the most part have become unknown to but a few. This all changed for...

 

McKeen passes the Washington State Bar exam

Clallam County District Court Judge Dave Neupert administered the Oath of Attorney to Holly (Graham) McKeen who recently passed the Washington State Bar examination. She is now serving as a Deputy...

 

LCC speech & debate starts promising season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result at the Fran Tanner Open tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho on...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., the Photography Club will meet. This club meets once a month on the first Saturday of the month and is hosted by Diana Zimmerman. On Monday, Oct. 7 from 9-10 a.m., a 1-hour informational session on a business planning...

 

Deployment drill of MFSA set for today

The Maritime Fire & Safety Association (MFSA) will conduct an equipment deployment drill of its oil spill response resources on Thursday, October 3 on the Columbia River near Cathlamet. This drill is a critical component of the MFSA Vessel Response...

 

Farmers Market at Elochoman Marina ends its season on Friday

The farmers market will end its season this Friday, and this will be the last chance for shoppers to stop by the Elochoman Slough Marina to pick up meat, fresh vegetables, honey, handmade soap and more from local vendors this year. It will also be...

 

Last farmer's market of season will be Friday

ENDING/BEGINNING--Here we are towards the end of yet another month, and yes, it flew by! As I write this, Fall has officially arrived and it's a cloudy, gloomy day, but at least it isn't pouring down rain like it was yesterday, so I'll take the dry...

 

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