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First rain, then floods put damper on activities

Down River Dispatches

 

December 10, 2015



Rain, rain, flood, flood. Here we go again. This has certainly been a wet beginning to the holiday season. We are once again house bound for a few days, not that I really mind as we are high and dry, well stocked and safe with our critters.

It doesn’t look like the weather is going to get much better for a few days, so I hope other folks are prepared. There were trees down and even a wash out of one lane on Covered Bride Road near Barr Road on Tuesday. Be safe and check on your neighbors and their pets.

News from Naselle:

Here is the sports calendar for the coming week: Friday, high school boys and girls basketball with Willapa Valley in Naselle at 4 p.m .; Saturday, high school boys basketball at Lyle-Wishram at 4p.m .; Monday, middle school girls basketball at Raymond at 5:45 p.m .; Tuesday, high school girls basketball at Three Rivers Christian at 5:30 p.m. Go Comets!

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Check out the Deep River Camp Store for all your animal feed needs. They carry pig feed, goat feed, diatomaceous earth, special treats of grub worms for your chickens, items for Christmas gifts of scrolled tree decorations, soaps, crocheted hats, leg warmers and scarves. This is an amazingly unique little store. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more info call 360-783-2638.

Westend news

I’m sure many of you (especially active sponsors) were aware that the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park was closed to the public for most of last week. With all that is going on in our world, it is good to know that our police force is learning how to deal with many issues, including active shooter incidents. Thanks to our sheriff’s department, the old Rosburg School became a training ground for dealing safely with such events last week. Local volunteers were recruited to help out with the scenarios and probably learned as much about how to react to a given situation as the officers did.

We hope to offer the building again to the trainers, and we thank them, the sheriff’s department, the volunteers and the public for their understanding of the building closure.

The Free Friday Night Movie this week is a 2010 release rated PG-13. Synopsis: Perseus, mortal son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth. An epic adventure for the whole family.

Concessions are also available with pop, candy and popcorn (with a free refill at intermission) for reasonable prices. Bring the kids, sleeping bags or comforters and pillows to lay on the floor in front of our big screen and enjoy.

Don’t forget to get your tickets early for the annual Crab and Oyster Feed that is sponsored by the American Legion Deep River Post #111. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, January 23. Advanced tickets are now available from Ken Elliott at 465-2271, Nick Nikkila at 465-2595 and Dale Rose at 465-2234. There are only 200 tickets available at $28 each and is the best feast around, as well as raffle and dance included. Call now and purchase your ticket while they last.

Happy Birthday to Jim Strange, Deeanna McCullough, Rich Bennett, Noah Mattson, Francy Penttila, Rex Shelter, Drew Macy, Hannah Wirkkala, Leslie Bolton, Jim Eastham, Trevin Leeland, Wally Wirkkala, Margret Stayton, Maija Ross, Nathan Erickson, Carson Lanz, Tyler Smith, Adrian Corona, Rebecca Busse, Dale Tienhaara, Caleb Haataia, Chase Haataia and Gary Olmstead. Wishing you each a wonderful day.

Happy anniversary to Howard and Arlene Nelson, Ed and Rita Rafferty and Jim and Lynn Laney. Wishing you many more celebrations together.

A special Happy Birthday to a good friend and neighbor, Alan Gregory, on his special day. Hope your retirement is agreeing with you, and wishing you more fun with your projects, spending time with your family, your fishing and your hunting.

As we go forward in this Christmas season, remember to shop local. Check out the sales at church bazaars, small locally owned businesses, and keep our economy strong. If possible, purchase American made items when you buy online or in bigger stores. You can find items if you look hard enough. Another great solution to special gifts for special people, make it yourself.

 

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