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Naselle schools seek Mandarin teacher hosts

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News from Naselle:

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is looking for two host families for their two new College Board Mandarin teachers. These teachers will arrive on July 29. For more information please contact Quinn Donlon, Principal or Kendall Ford, Mandarin Mentor Teacher.

The school is also looking for an Open Gym Supervisor Substitute for the gym and weight room, evenings 7-9 p.m.

Westend news:

Coming up soon, one of the most fun weekends of the year. Poul and Zenaida Toftemark’s Pig Roast/Potluck and Campout. This year it will take place from August 4-6 in Echo Meadows (4491 SR 4 West in Rosburg). Don’t miss this family friendly event with lots to do and something for everyone including swimming, volleyball, tetherball, basketball and football, karaoke on the stage, and maybe even a band on Saturday.

Bring your happy faces, your good attitude, your own lawn chairs, drinks of choice, your favorite dish or two to share and lifejackets for the kids. The pig should be roasted around 3-4 p.m. and then the feast begins.

The West End Food Pantry is located in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School) and is open on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Non perishable food items can be donated at the Pantry during open hours or put in the dropbox in the building when it is open. Monetary donations can be sent to PO Box 55, Rosburg, WA 98643. For more information please contact Shonda Ware at 465-2722.

The Grays River Cafe will be closed this week for vacation. It doesn’t look like much of a vacation for some of the family as I see lots of work being done at the site. Big beams and sawdust, so it doesn’t look like a small job.

They will be open again next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you want take-out you can call 465-2999.

Wahkiakum Vibes will host their 4th Open Mic Music Night at the Skamokawa Grange #425 on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Are you a local musician or singer who would like to share their talent? You can sign up to join in at 6:45 p.m. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be available. If you want to just sit, relax and listen, that’s ok too. The more the merrier.

After the Open Mic there will be a jam session as well. For more information, please call Jerry Ledtke at 360 795-3434.

Admission to this event is free, but donations will gladly be accepted and will be used to complete the Skamokawa Grange sound system.

There will be another blood drive soon at the Valley Bible Church on Wednesday, August 9 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Susan Burkhalter tells me that there are 71 slots to fill, so let’s give it our best shot to fill them. I know it’s the busy season with gardens and haying and outdoor fun, but it only takes a few minutes out of your day to give a life-saving unit of blood for someone who needs it. The last blood drive was a little slow, so let’s step it up and show that we are the “can do” bunch. Oh yes, April Zimmerman will once again come through with her delicious sliders for us.

You can make your appointment through the Red Cross or by calling Susan Burkhalter at 465-2264.

The Rosburg Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch meets weekly for a meal and socialization with their neighbors and friends. On the 26th the group will meet in the Valley Bible Church social hall for a potluck. Bring a dish and enjoy.

On Thursdays lunches are provided and sponsored by CAP and are served in the Rosburg Hall. The menu for Thursday, the 20th-teriyaki chicken, pan fried noodles and Asian coleslaw; and on the 27th- chicken parmesan casserole, broccoli spears and spinach salad. For reservations please call Denise at 360 425-3430 ext. 259.

Sheriff Mark Howie contacted me and asked that I include the following information in my next couple of columns. We all know that seniors are especially susceptible to scams, so Sheriff Howie will be attending the Wednesday Senior lunch in the Rosburg Hall on August 9 to discuss issues and distribute booklets regarding ID theft, fraud and computer scams and hacking. He will be there at 11:30 a.m. just prior to lunch being served. Bring friends, get this vital information and enjoy a delicious lunch.

I believe he will be at the Thursday luncheon as well. That gives you two opportunities to check out this vital info.

Happy Birthday to the following: Sirkka Wirkkala, Donna Tyyska, Kaylee Nelson and a special Happy Birthday to Louise Beck, one of our famous pie-makers here on the west end. Wishing you a very special day filled with happiness and love.

Happy Anniversary to Melvin and Carol Ross, Ike and Pat Howerton, and Terry and Kim Tarabochia. Here’s to many more celebrations.

On my last trip to the Portland Airport, I was behind two big rigs on my way home, and a rock was kicked up by one of them which ended up with a curving crack in my windshield. Every time the sun hit it, it was like a laser beam coming at me. When I got home I started looking for someone to replace it here so I didn’t have to drive. I found one, and he came the very next day so I wanted to give other’s in our area (it seems no one is willing to drive to us for very many things) a head’s up in case they might need a repair or replacement windshield. His information is Marlin’s Mobile Auto Glass from Longview. He was very prompt, did a great job quickly and efficiently for me. I like the fact that it is a locally owned business as well. Give him a call if you need this service.


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