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

Students to register for class, athletics

Down River Dispatches


August 9, 2018

News from Naselle:

Summer is half over, and the time has come to prepare for another school year. Though students are not in class, a lot of activity happens prior to the school doors opening. Here is a list of important dates for registrations: Athletic Registration - August 13 and 14, 6-8 p.m., not August 9 and 10 for middle school and high school students. Sports Physicals - August 13, 9 a.m to noon, at the school. Cost is $20. ASB cards are $30.

New Student Registration is August 14, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. in the high school commons; 9th Grade Registration is August 14 at 6 p.m. in the Home Ec. Room; Grades 10 through 12, Optional Schedule Changes (see letter mailed home) is August 15 and 16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the high school commons.

If you have questions, email Mr. Laine at or Brian Macy at

The Naselle-Grays River School Board will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend these public meetings.

Westend news:

Musicians, singers and anyone who just loves to listen to some great music, here’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy it all. It’s August Open Mic Night at the Skamokawa Grange #425 on Friday. If you wish to play or sing, sign up is at 6:45 p.m. and open mic starts at 7 p.m. A jam session will follow, and the coffee is always on. It’s always a fun time, with some great music and good company.

The superintendent of Home Preservation Adult Open Class, for our Wahkiakum County Fair 2018, Becky Ledtke, is encouraging more people to enter exhibits this year. That said, Becky and Jerry, Pearl Blackburn and Levi Helms have donated copies of the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book " Guide to Preserving," 200 pages of recipes and how to do canning. A drawing will be held each day of the fair for one of these awesome books.

Here are the rules: You must enter one or more exhibits in the adult class-Division 5: food preservation, class 176: canning or class 177: dried foods. Enter your exhibits for the Open Adult division on Monday, 3-6 p.m.

The Wahkiakum County Fair runs from August 16-18 in Skamokawa.

Looking for local produce? The Tuesday Farmer’s Market in the Grays River #124 Grange Hall located on SR 4 is open 2-4 p.m. each week. Check them out, baked goods, fruits and veggies with reasonable prices too.

Are you or your youngsters interested in loud and crazy trucks? Our local WolfPack Motorsports, monster trucks will perform Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. and a second show at 7 p.m. Fun for the whole family.

Though I was unable to attend the annual Pigroast/Potluck last weekend it was another very successful and fun weekend for all who attended. My personal thanks to Poul and Zenaida Toftemark, their family, all the folks who helped out and those who attended, for giving our community a very special way of celebrating friendship and diversity in an exceptionally unique way.

Happy Birthday to Chuck Hendrickson, Scott Johnson, Michelle Zill, Kim Tarabochia, Carol Ervest and Cohen Bennett.

Happy Anniversary to Greg and Karen Wirkkala and Ed and Amy Hunt.

I don’t know about you, but no rain is really getting to me. Wild animals seem to be coming out of the hills looking for water, we have had coyotes, elk and deer on a regular basis this past few weeks. Make sure your animals have plenty of water, as well. It looks like it will be a while before any significant rainfall is in the forecast.


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