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

Downriver Dispatches

News of Western Wahkiakum County and Naselle


December 6, 2018

For those of you readers who may be new to the area, there is a place to dump your trash if you do not have collection service. The Km Transfer Station is located at 2750 SR-4.

Grays River Grange #124:

The Grange consists of all volunteers and those interested in considering making a financial contribution or are interested in the Grange are encouraged to attend. They welcome everyone. Grange meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:45 potluck dinner, 7:30 meeting. You can contact Krist Novoselic at Grays River Grange #124 PO Box 124 Grays River, WA 98621 Phone: (360) 465-2268 or email at

I personally would like to encourage all those who can to attend the Grays River Grange Traditional Christmas Party. You do not need to be a member to attend. This is open to the public. I attended it last year and it was great fun. Krist Novoselic was a wonderful host. Set your calendar for December 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Get ready for a potluck dinner, caroling, gift exchange, and raffle drawing. Author Robert Pyle will read The Night before Christmas. And of course there will be a visit from Santa Claus.

Rosburg News:

Wednesdays the Naselle/Rosburg-Grays River Seniors Club will meet at the Rosburg Community Hall at Noon. Thursdays at noon there will be a Senior Citizen Luncheon at the Rosburg Community Hall, 28 Rosburg Hall Rd, Rosburg, WA 98643. Phone: (360) 465-2691.

For those who like to play chess, checkers, dominoes, or tic-tac-toe, The Rosburg Store will have those games available to play daily Monday through Friday noon until two. Don’t forget to try their delicious home cooked food. This week’s special is Chicken Fettucine Alfredo for $13.95. The Millers made a wise choice in adding Jenny and Alishia to their staff.

The West End Food Pantry, located in the Grays River Valley Center (GRVC) at Johnson Park, is asking for your help. With Christmas approaching, they are in terrible need of volunteers to help out on Thursdays 1-5 p.m. With approximately 50 families each month needing supplemental food, as well as holiday baskets needing to be filled, the pantry could use food and cash donations. Drop off your donation at the pantry on Thursdays, or leave them with Lori at the Naselle Post Office at any time. Your tax deductible cash/check donations can be mailed to PO Box 55, Rosburg, WA 98643 and you will receive a receipt in the mail or call Shonda Ware at 360-465-2344.

On Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the Community Library & Computer Center in the GRVC at Johnson Park will be open to the public.

Appelo Archives Center

The Appelo Archives located at 1056 State Route 4 Naselle, WA. 98638. They are in dire need of your support. They just concluded a successful auction and would like to thank the public for their help, however they still need help. The museum needs help in the preservation of historical photos, documents, and items in the museum. Volunteers are need to help maintain the facility so future residents can have an idea of what life was like in the area. The will be selling Christmas trees for $40 and everyone is welcome to attend. For information please contact Kelly Shumar at 360-484-7103 or Do not forget to attend on Dec. 8 Santa Lucia Celebration ~ come see Santa!

Board meetings are usually on the 3rd Friday of the month at 12 noon. All are welcome.

The Archives Cafe is open from ten in the morning until two in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday. They have soup, sandwiches, scones, muffins, and cookies. It changes daily. Stop in and read The Wahkiakum County Eagle while you sip your coffee or tea and take the time to visit the museum. The café seats 25 with room for parties. Their only request is a one week notice for scheduling.


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