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Schools in full swing; Comets at WHS Friday

Down River Dispatches


September 1, 2016

It’s hard to believe this year is nearly gone. What happened to summer? The leaves are already turning color. I hate to admit it but I’m really looking forward to fall, with cooler temperatures and a fire in the wood burning stove.

Maybe I’m weird, but I do love the weather here, even the rain.

News from Naselle:

School is in full swing, homework, sports practice and competition has begun. New teachers, new students and a full schedule of events for the 2016-17 year. Let’s make this another good one for everyone involved.

Sports calendar for the coming week includes: Friday, high school football at Wahkiakum at 7 p.m .; Tuesday, high school volleyball in Naselle with Ilwaco at 4:30 p.m. Go Comets!

Westend news:

The Free Saturday Night Movie this week is the newly released, beloved childhood adventure story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who is guided by his animal guardians and sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere Khan. Lots of computer generated images in this new adaptation. This is a great family film, so bring the kids and enjoy a fun evening with concessions available before and during the intermission of the movie. The show starts at 7 p.m.

It won’t be long now until the halls of the Grays River Valley Center will be ringing with children’s laughter, at least a couple days a week. Becky Erickson will be in the building with her preschool classes this year instead of the Naselle school. I still do not have all of the information on classes or dates but will get it out as I receive it.

Having kids in the building has been a dream for many of the people who have worked so hard in the past few years to bring the old Rosburg School back to life as a community center. This is a huge step in that direction.

The Grays River Grange Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday 2-6 p.m. for a while longer. Even though the leaves are beginning to turn, and the evenings are a little cooler, there is still lots of garden produce to be had. Check out the variety in the Grange building each week. Great prices for good wholesome food.

Our West End Food Pantry is located in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park and is open on Thursdays 1-5 p.m. Mark your calendar for their upcoming fund raiser. Their annual Lasagna Feed will take place on September the 24th. The meal will consist of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert for a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the West End Food Pantry. You can donate non-perishable items by dropping them off at GRVC and monetary donations are also accepted. For more information please call Suzie Whalen or Shonda Ware.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets each week in the Rosburg Hall for a home cooked meal and good company. Pat Potter and her volunteer crew make every week special for our seniors. Thank you Pat and your crew.

On Thursdays, CAP also provides a senior lunch at the Rosburg Hall and meals are served at noon for both venues.

Happy Birthday to Alex Bennett, Kristen Gross, Hans Varila, Tom Zimmerman, Vince G. Fauver, Norilyn Pakenen and Abbie Smith. Wishing each of you a perfect day.

Happy Anniversary to Joe and Jeannine Helvey and Joe and Anita Raistakka. Wishing you many more celebrations.

An extra special Happy Birthday to Joyce Bolton. She is inviting everyone to the Rosburg Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. to help her celebrate. Let’s give her a very special Happy Birthday and join her for a fun afternoon of friendship and story telling. Joyce is an extraordinary lady and she deserves to be recognized and celebrated for all she does and has done for our community and her family. She is requesting no gifts. Wishing you the best celebration ever, Joyce.


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