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Covered Bridge dinner was a fantastic evening

Down River Dispatches


October 12, 2017

The 10th Annual Covered Bridge Dinner was just as phenomenal as I remembered it. I had not attended for the last five years due to caring for my husband. The cooks, the music, the setup crews, the donors of the auction items, our illustrious auctioneer, Sheriff Howie, the bidders and the diners and especially the reason we were all there--our kids in 4-H and their programs, everything was perfect. Even the weather was very pleasant. Thank you, everyone for an amazing evening of great music, delicious food and wonderful company. See you next year.

News from Naselle:

Sports calendar for the coming week: today (Thursday), middle school football at Clatskanie at 5 p.m .; Friday, high school football in Naselle with Mary M. Knight at 7 p.m. This is the homecoming game and is senior night. Best of luck, Comets, and congratulations to the senior players and their families! Monday, middle school volleyball in Naselle with Willapa Valley at 5:45 p.m., JV football in Naselle with Raymond at 6 p.m .; Tuesday, high school volleyball in Naselle with CAA at 4:30 p.m .; Wednesday, middle school football in Naselle with Knappa at 5 p.m., middle school volleyball at South Bend at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets!

Another Naselle Comet athlete is being recognized for his accomplishments on the field. Senior Donovan Edwards was selected for the 1B/2B All State Baseball Team. Players are chosen by coaches around the state for this honor.

Congratulations Donovan, you make your family, friends and community very proud.

The final class of Coach Quilhaugh’s basketball clinics, will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Naselle gym. The cost for the final clinic will be $25.00 per player or $40.00 for two siblings. The camp is open for boys and girls in 7th - 12th grades.

Sign up will take place at the door only. If you are interested in attending please contact by e-mail: or call 360 783 2757 (message preferred). Proceeds from these clinics will benefit the Naselle basketball programs.

Westend news:

Only a couple of weeks before the Rosburg Community Club’s annual Holiday Bazaar. Mark your calendar for October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rosburg Hall.

Check out the variety of local vendors, and if you are interested in renting a space please call 360 465-2234. As always the Rosburg Community Club will have lots of goodies for purchase at their bake sale.

The delicious luncheon will begin serving at 11:30 a.m. The menu includes chicken, hot rolls, salads and dessert as well as coffee and juice.

Here we go again, another blood drive coming up on November 9 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. With the holidays coming, let’s not forget there are folks out there that need us in order to be with their families during the festive days. We can help some of them with the gift of our life-giving blood. With all the chaos going on in our world, now is the time to step and give a hand up for our fellow citizens. I’m making my appointment, will you? For an appointment, call Susan Burkhalter at 465-2264 or online at using support code:ValleyBibleChurch.

I understand it is the end of gardening season, but many of you still have an abundance of veggies. Don’t let them go to waste. Donate them to our West End Food Pantry. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always needed. The Pantry is open on Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. and are always in need of non perishable items to replenish their shelves. Cash donations as well are appreciated and are used to supplement items they do not have on hand. For more info please contact Shonda Ware.

Happy Birthday to Cliff Kilponen, Shawn Matthews, Mary Smith and Braiden Eugene Chandler.

A special belated birthday to my wonderful friend and neighbor, PJ Katims. I hope your special day was everything you had hoped it would be and much more. Here’s to many more.

Happy Anniversary to Ron and Jennifer Salme.

Just a reminder, there will be a memorial service for Randy Collver in the Valley Bible Church on October 28, 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, and if you wish to bring a dish to share, it would be appreciated. In order to accommodate everyone, please contact Ramona at 465-2597 so she has an approximate count of attendance.


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