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Sons of Norway to meet October 7

Skamokawa News


October 1, 2020

NICE ONE--This week started out with blue sky and sunshine and according to forecasters, it is supposed to be nice all week long. That means September will end with sunshine and October will begin with sunshine and very warm temperatures, so that's a real surprise; a nice one though! With some folks planning special events this weekend, it will certainly be appreciated. However, those 80 degree temperatures (if they happen) certainly don't seem like football weather. I am just hoping that the wildfire smoke doesn't make a return like some forecasters are predicting, as that would certainly put a damper on any planned outdoor activities during these dry days. Fingers crossed it goes elsewhere!

SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthdays from October 1-7 are Stewart Moonen, Ava Marie Zurick-Doran, Ginger Schimdt, Debbie Gribskov, Ron Britt, Miles Nielson, Kennedi LaBerge, Sara Jester, Arleen Sauer, Becky Larsen, Matthew Elfers, Tony Silva, Mary B. Cothren, Patti Bergseng, Richard Robinson, Kylee Montgomery, Zoe Doiron, Allen LaBerge, Kevin Vik, Ryan Nortrup, Carrie Nortrup, Cindy Turner, Mike Hartley, Holly Luthi, David Blalock, Alan Munson, Marissa Apperson, Sandra Gibson, Kari Good Martin, Robert Blain and Jesse Ellison.

Happy Anniversary wishes this week go out to Quin and Connie Bassi, Scott and Kelly McClain, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeBriae Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schubert, Max and Ashli Scudder and last but not least, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kenner will be celebrating 74 years together. Congrats to them! May all of you enjoy your special days together.

FUN SURPRISE--Marie West certainly enjoyed her drive-by birthday caravan that came by her place in Indian Village this past Sunday, so kudos to all those who showed up. It was great that it was a nice, sunny day, so she got to sit out on her porch and we all got to honk and wave as we went by and got to see her smile, so that was the best part.

BURN BAN LIFTED--Front page news last week included the partial lifting of the burn ban which had been in place. Don't forget, this is only a partial lifting, so while you can have a small contained fire in an approved fire pit, that doesn't mean you can have a large, open fire to dispose of yard debris and such. So, enjoy your "less than three foot" fire and follow all the other rules in putting it out safely so that there are no accidental fires in your area. Your friends and neighbors and local fire departments will thank you for being a responsible, outdoor fire burner.

SONS OF NORWAY--The Sons of Norway would like you to know that they are meeting Wednesday evening, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. Everyone is welcome to come and meet with them and see what the organization is all about, but please remember to wear a mask and they will be practicing social distancing. No foods will be served like they usually do, but you can bring your own snack or beverage if you want.

They will discuss the lefse making routine that they will have in November, as the Health Department is going to allow it but of course, things will be a bit different, so be sure to get in on those Scandinavian goodies for the upcoming holidays! If you have questions, you can contact SON president, Jan Silvestri at 360-431-1705.

FLEA MARKET--While the Farmer's Markets are now over, the monthly Flea Markets at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds are still happening. Come to the Youth Building on Oct. 10, which is a Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I understand a lot more things have been added to the sale, so come on down and check it out.

While you're at the fairgrounds, you can also check out the new doors at the food booth and the bingo booth, as those are both nice, new additions and with some luck, we'll be able to really enjoy them next year at a "real" fair.

Also that day, fair manager, Patty Dursteler will be at the office so if you haven't picked up any checks or ribbons that you earned from the virtual fair already, you can do so at that time.

FAIR FOUNDATION--Lore Twiet gave me a call and wanted me to mention that while you're down here checking out the Flea Market on the tenth, don't forget to buy your raffle tickets for a stay at the Great Wolf Lodge that the Fair Foundation is selling. Tickets are only a dollar and Oct. 10 is the last day to buy them before the drawing that evening. Here's hoping you're the lucky winner! If you're looking to get tickets and can't get down here, give Lore a call, 360-431-5247. I'm sure they'd appreciate your support.

DOING BETTER--When Art Pedersen's grandson, Blaze, had to have his tonsils out, nobody thought too much about it. He was in and out of the hospital and doing just fine, at first. However, suddenly poor Blaze wound up with some complications, which involved spitting up a bit too much blood, so Mom, Naomi Pedersen, headed back to the hospital with the poor little guy. Not only did they have to go there, but they got sent down to Portland to correct the "bleed" via some surgery, so this routine procedure turned out to be much more serious but thankfully was rectified and he is now doing alright; whew! We hope he continues to heal and stay out of those hospitals and of course, his Mom hopes so too!

SYMPATHIES--We want to send our deepest sympathies to the families of Rena-Brookshier Havens, 63, and of Freda Wika 87, as both of these ladies passed away recently. Both have many ties to our community and many family members, so we certainly feel for those who lost their loved ones. While I didn't personally know Freda, I did know many of her family members and I'm sure they will all miss her dearly. However, I have known Rena "forever" it seems and I was truly saddened to hear that her cancer had come back and it struck with such a vengenace. While she fought a brave fight and was still as sweet as ever, she said her final good-byes to this world on Sept. 21, and Heaven received another angel. Again, our sincerest condolences to all of her close friends and family members; she will be missed by all.

OUT OF THE PAST--This week back in 1950, the week began with a nice warm day but then it got misty, and then just flat out wet and rainy and included an electric storm, before ending with a very nice and very warm day. This was a big week for the Everest family as Ralph Everest had surgery and all went well, so the family was relieved. Unfortunately, Marian Everest Healy became ill and was not able to go and see her Dad with the rest of the family. Mrs. Leo Clarence wound up very ill and had to be taken to the hospital where she was confined for a week before coming home. She was a local telephone operator who worked with the Everests. It seems Paul Hendrix was very ill this week too and had to be hospitalized, so much of the news seemed to revolve around peoples' health and hospital stays, unfortunately.

This week back in 1960, the week began with a couple of gorgeous days and then the rain showed up, but didn't last long before it got nice again, but then the rain returned to end the week. Ralph Bunn stopped by the Everests where he had Ralph Everest sign work slips, while Elsie Everest and daughter, Marian headed to Millie's for lunch. On Sunday after church, Mrs. Dowling and Elsie Everest stopped by the location of the new church, where the foundation had already been laid for the Congregational Church. All were anxious to see it completed. (Currently the Hope Center.) There was a special meeting held at the Assembly of God Church, where a Miss Bihome was speaking; she had been a cousin's first connection as a missionary to China. After a slide show, Carmella Hall played the trumpet for the crowd. She was also scheduled to play with the Navy band in Longview that was appearing at Mark Morris the following weekend. A group of ladies gathered at the home of Alma Faubion's for Harmony Club and as always, they had a very enjoyable time. That week the Ralph Bunns picked up the Ralph Everests and they all went to the Elochoman Grange, where they held their harvest dinner and booster night and it was enjoyed by a large crowd who all had a good time. Gene Healy got a call from the Telephone Company on Oct. 6 and they said they were hiring him, so he was off to meet them the following day. It was also on this day that Jonas Pedersen was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. The Pocahontas Club held a bake sale that morning and they made nine dollars. All this according to my Grandma Elsie Everest's diaries.


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