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Blood drive coming up next Thursday

Down River Dispatches


November 2, 2017

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy the extra sleep.

News from Naselle:

Sports calendar for this week includes: Today (Thursday), high school volleyball district playoff game at Tumwater High School at 6 p.m .; Saturday, high school volleyball possible playoff game with District V opponent, possible home game. Please contact school for more information.

The Comet football team lost their game versus Sunnyside Christian 62-14 last week. They have a bye this week and will host a playoff game next week.

There will be a Veteran’s Day Assembly held on November 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Naselle gym, honoring our local veterans.

Westend news:

Don’t forget to make your appointment for the next Blood Drive to be held on November 9 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Valley Bible Church. For an appointment, call Susan Burkhalter at 465-2264 or go online to using support code:ValleyBibleChurch.

Sliders will once again be provided by April Zimmerman.

Mark your calendar for the annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the American Legion Deep River Post #111. This year the event will be held in a new location at the Rosburg Hall on November 11, 8-11:30 a.m. Tickets for adults and teens are $6 and kids three to 12 will be $4.

Bring your appetite as the menu includes your choice of ham or sausage with eggs, coffee, orange juice, milk and all you can eat pancakes. Where else can you get a delicious breakfast, cooked to order, for six bucks?

You can also purchase raffle tickets from Legion members at the breakfast for the big raffle at the upcoming Crab and Oyster Feed which will be held on January 27.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit local veterans, the community and youth groups. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, with friends an neighbors and help out a fantastic cause. For more information please contact Dale Rose.

Thanksgiving baskets will be filled and given to families who need them by our local West End Food Pantry. Are you willing to help out? By donating only $20, you can provide a turkey dinner for a family, someone with a disability or someone just plain down and out at this time. Your cash donation is tax deductible and will go a long way to make for a good nutritious meal. If not cash, then other items needed for the baskets include canned or instant potatoes, canned gravy or packets, canned ham, canned yams, canned fruit, stuffing mix, biscuit or muffin mix, canned pumpkin pie mix, and ready made pie crusts. Frozen items, such as turkeys, whole chickens, and Cornish game hens, can be donated but please keep these items frozen until delivery. Cranberry sauce, canned corn and peas are not needed at this time.

The pantry is open Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. and is located in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. Tax deductible cash donations made be sent to West End Food Pantry, PO Box 55, Rosburg, WA 98643.

A “Secret Santa Workshop” will be held for kids utilizing services this year at the West End Food Pantry, giving them the opportunity to "shop" for a special gift for their caregivers. Volunteers will be available to help them.

New items can be donated so that kids can shop for those special items to give as gifts. Some suggestions would be flashlights, necklaces, coffee or tea mugs, hats or gloves, etc. They will be shopping for both male and female caregivers so plan donations accordingly. Also needed are Christmas wrap, tape and tags. This event is free for the children. Gift donations must be received by December 15, and the Secret Santa Workshop will be held on December 16 during normal pantry hours. Kids must be present to do their own shopping.

Happy Birthday to Norm Penttila, Peyton Dalton, Joshua Holt, Roy Herrold, Linda Nelson, Jadyn Steenerson, Renee Hunsinger and Barbara Swanson. Wishing each of you a perfect day and many more.

It looks like lots of rainy days ahead of us in the near future. I hope everyone is ready for it, chimneys cleaned, wood stacked, windows and doors weather stripped, etc. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it will be a cold, wet winter.


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