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

By Trudy Fredrickson
Wah. Co. Eagle 

School district seeks facility input group

Down River Dispatches


August 21, 2014

Looks like we are back to the warm trend again. Personally I prefer the cooler but this makes it nice for picking berries and getting them frozen or made into jam or pies without fear of mildew. If I could keep my dogs from helping me by eating them off the vines, I would have lots more.

The gardens are producing in abundance again this year, and our neighbor, Nancy George, as usual is providing us with delicious veggies grown with her tender loving care. Thank you Nan. Our yellow transparent apple tree had lots of apples and we have found a few folks to share them with besides putting a few up for the winter.

News from Naselle:

New members are needed to begin in September to serve on the facilities committee of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District. If you are interested please e-mail Lisa Nelson, superintendent at or call the district office.

This is the weekend for the Naselle Lutheran Church’s big garage sale. It will be held on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Church located at 308 Knappton Road, in Naselle. Baked goods will be sold at the event as well. For further information, call 360-484-3826.

Proceeds from this event will go towards a much needed sound system for the church.

Another event you may want to visit while you are in the vicinity is the ESA Alpha Theta 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:

This month’s Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday at the Valley Bible Church from 11-6 p.m. For more information, please contact Susan Burkhalter at 465-2264.

Local vegetables, herbs and fruits are available at the Farmer’s Market in Grays River at the Grays River Grange on Tuesdays, from 2-6 p.m. located on SR 4 West. Watch for the signs and take advantage of great produce at reasonable prices.

The free Friday night movie this week in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park is a heart rending true story and is rated PG-13. Synopsis: When Irishwoman Philomena Lee gave birth to her son in 1952 the boy was taken from her by the Catholic home for unwed mothers to which she had been consigned, and was adopted out to a family in America without her consent. Accompanied by a former BBC correspondent in search of a human interest story, she travels to Washington, D. C. in an attempt to find her now grown child.

Please join us for a relaxing evening, watch a good movie on our big screen with surround sound, and enjoy good company. Concessions are available with popcorn, candy and pop, including a free refill of popcorn for nominal prices.

The sewing center in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park is open on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m., if you are interested in getting some one on one sewing expertise from a very skilled seamstress. Sewing machines and a huge cutting table are available for your use. For more information, please call Donna Moody at 465-2253.

There will be another Saturday morning country breakfast at the Grays River Valley Center on the 30th. The menu will change slightly to include sausage gravy but the price will remain the same at $5.00 per plate. Won’t you join us for an enjoyable morning 8-11 a.m. for a good breakfast and to support a great cause—your center. Remember, we receive no money from taxes or from the county. We survive on rentals, sponsors and donations. Proceeds are used for operating costs, such as utilities and heating. There are no paid employees. Thank you for your generosity.

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

On Thursdays a senior meal is offered at the above location, as well and is sponsored by CAP.

Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this coming week: Stacey Strange, Randy Tienhaara Tasha Ford, Cheryl Raistakka, Brandon Rose, Jacob Pakenen, Jason Raistakka, Marilyn Sherk, Taryn Anderson, May Adair, Lynn Clifford, Julie Howell, Gabriel See, Ann Hurst, Jeff Johnson, Eddie Wirkkala, Makenzie Matthews, Jon Gudmundsen, Joyce Kilponen, Norman Anderson, Dan White and Josie Eastham. Wishing each of you a perfectly wonderful day.

Happy Anniversary to Hans and Jenelle Varila, Sean and Jamie Eastham, Regan and Sara Wirkkala, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Tienhaara, David and Kristi Leeland, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bocker, Byron and Kathi Saari, John and Whitney Hess, John and Judy Indermark, David and Debbie Klinger, Dewey and Shannon Adair, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Blake, Robert and Dawn Footh, Bob and Thelma Miller and Lonnie and Kim Eaton. Wishing you many more celebrations together.


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