The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

New director for center; fund raisers ahead

Down River Dispatches


April 26, 2018

News from Naselle:

Naselle Comet teams sports calendar for the coming week includes: Today (Thursday), high school track at Raymond at 3:30 p.m .; Friday, high school fast pitch at Wishkah at 4 p.m., baseball in Naselle with Ocosta at 4 p.m .; Saturday, high school track at Shelton Invite, high school baseball in Naselle with Mary M. Knight at noon; Monday, fast pitch in Naselle with Taholah at 4 p.m .; Tuesday, middle school track home meet at 3:30 p.m., baseball at Mary M. Knight at 4 p.m. Go Comets!

Booster Club Calendars are still available and may be purchased from members and from Okie’s Market in Naselle for $6.

Don’t forget the Annual Salad Luncheon sponsored by the Naselle Lutheran Church this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon provides a delicious array of yummy salads, for a suggested donation of $7. Their plant sale will again provide our many gardeners with tomato plants and other starts. Also for your shopping pleasure, the ladies will have quilts and home made baked goods available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will continue to support mission work. The Naselle Lutheran Church is located at 308 Old Knappton Road, Naselle. For further information, contact 360-484-3826.

The Naselle Booster Club Carnival will be held on May 4, 5-7 p.m. Bring the kids for a fun evening and for a good cause.

The Appelo Archive Center in Naselle welcomes a new director, Kelly Shumar. Come in and help to welcome her aboard. You can meet her the second week of May. It appears that the Archives Cafe will also reopen Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m. beginning on May 1 and will be serving a soup and sandwich lunch. Great news!

Join author and clam digger David Berger at 2 p.m. in the Naselle Timberland Library, located at 4 Parpala Road for a great learning experience:, The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon. Discover the history of these amazing creatures and how it is entwined in our own northwest identity. This program is sponsored by Humanities Washington. For more information please call: 360-484-3877.

Westend news:

I happened to see a post on FaceBook last weekend for a lasagna dinner that was held on Sunday afternoon in the Rosburg Hall. A spur of the moment decision to check it out, was a good one. The event was sponsored by the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation and was a fundraiser to bring a bull riding event to the fairgrounds in July. I must say the lasagna was the best I have eaten in years, and I also bid on a few items in their silent auction, bringing home a cute little music box and just had to purchase some home made blueberry muffins as well. It was an afternoon well spent with good people and delicious food.

This group has an upcoming fundraiser for the same bull riding event, on May 5 at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds. It will be a Mexican dinner with a live auction according to the information I was given. I will get more info in next week’s column.

Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this week: Jayden Ding, Tari Zimmerman, Renee Smith, Chuck Torppa, Maycn McCullough, Lori Dearmore, Faith Penttila, Bob Liabraaten, Amanda Engleson, Sara Wirkkala, Ramona Smith, Glenn Miller and Aaron Varila. Wishing you a perfect day.

Now off to finish my mowing. The yard was looking like a huge hay field before the rain stopped. Enjoy this beautiful sunshine for a couple more days, as it looks like we will see some rain for the weekend. Happy Spring!


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