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GREAT WEEKEND--I hope you were able to enjoy the glorious weekend weather we had. While we may have some more wet stuff during the week, we are supposed to have another glorious weekend to end April and begin May, so I hope that happens as we could all use a little “Sunshine Medicine” to help brighten our spirits these days.

SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthdays from April 28-May 4 are Shannon McClain, Jenna Engle, Carrie Backman, Darren Olsen, Connie Luthi, Troy Heagy, David Faubion, Wolfgang Hoven, Ricky Montgomery, Scott Holland, Carolyn LaBerge, Eva Snow, Lars Blix, Jeff Ostling, Nicholas LaBerge, Conner Emlen Petterson, Maria Snow, Brandon Bennett, Matthew Freeman, Aaron Bernard, Abby Pedersen and Austin Good.

Those celebrating anniversaries this coming week are Mr. and Mrs. Treasure Collupy, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Blix, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Pedersen. Here’s to making very special memories on your special days!

THIS FRIDAY--The Puget Island Fire Auxillary will have a “Sewing Day” Friday at the Puget Island Fire Hall beginning at 10 a.m. They will make a couple of different styles of aprons and if you don’t have time to stay there to sew, you can stop by and pick up the pattern and fabric and take them home to sew. Contact Sherrill Bollen with any questions, 360-951-3985.

NICE SURPRISE--Ken and Michelle Nickolaus thought they were headed out of town to dinner with David and Connie Shrum this weekend to celebrate their recent marriage, when the Shrums said they needed to make a stop at the home of John and Mary Gustafson for just a minute. It was for a truly good reason, as Connie had purchased a gift for a member of Mary's family, as they’d just welcomed the first baby boy into the family in 50 years! With Mary outside plucking weeds and appearing totally calm, she invited the couple in for a quick drink and visit with Bill and Kay Chamberlain who were there watching NASCAR. All this is totally a natural thing for the group, but unbeknownst to them, once inside, they were greeted by a hearty “Surprise” along with a wedding cake and flowers, a whole lot of food and a champagne salute to the new bride and groom! Even though I’m pretty sure they knew something was up, we were happy they went along with the plan and we all had a very pleasant evening and fun celebration!

FOS--As this new month begins, the Friends of Skamokawa want to make sure that folks are aware of the correct hours of our wonderful historical landmark in Skamokawa, as the old restricted hours of the past couple of years are no longer applicable. So, the River Life Interpretive Center and the Gift/Book Shop located within Redmen Hall are open on Thursdays from 10 to 2 and from Friday through Sunday, the hall is open from 12 to 4 p.m. Please come by and check out all the wonderful books by various authors that contain some terrific historical information and some of them are even by our local authors. You can always call the hall at 360-795-3007 to make sure someone is there to welcome you or to get further information.

TRAVELERS--Skamokawa residents Bryce Good and Lauren Nicks traveled to Utah recently, where they joined Bryce's Mom, and his brother, Austin and his family, Nicole and Kaiden, and they all celebrated Kaiden’s second birthday. Then they traveled to Zion National Park and also to Bryce Canyon; the scenery was stunning. They were all definitely looking like they were having fun in the sun and little Kaiden was the picture of enthusiasm and lots of energy!

MAY DAY--With Sunday being May Day, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with some flowers and if you can find a May Pole, you could even do a dance around it like we did back in the “old days!" That may seem a bit old fashioned, but you can head to the Wahkiakum County Historical Museum in Cathlamet that day between 1 and 4 and do just that! They will have a scavenger hunt and crafting of May Day baskets and more, so that may be the place to be this Sunday afternoon!

CINCO DE MAYO--I know we all enjoy our Mexican food and I’m sure there will be specials at most of our local restaurants on May 5, so I hope you get out and enjoy that day or at least that evening. Have fun but please sip those Margaritas responsibly!

MOTHER’S DAY--I hope you won’t forget the next big holiday, which is Mother’s Day, Just three days after celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Mother’s Day will take place on May 8, and once again, our area's restaurants will have special dinners to celebrate the special woman/women in your life. Watch for their dinner specials and make those reservations right away!

FLEA MARKET--The second Saturday of the month is the monthly Flea Market at the Wah. Co. Fairgrounds, held in the Youth Building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you’d like to take part, you can rent a table for $10. Call Patty at 360-795-3480 and leave a message.

BINGO--Also on the second Saturday of the month, the Sons of Norway will host their monthly bingo games at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. The doors open at 5:30 with games beginning at 6 p.m. Here's to being one of the lucky winners of a cash prize. Cards are $5 each.

MAY 14--The WHS Class of 1967 will meet May 14 in Rainier at the El Tapatio restaurant at 1 p.m. So, after doing a little shopping down here, we hope all of you 67’ers will meet to enjoy a bit of a gab with your other classmates. We hope to see you 67ers there; and please spread the word!

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS--Once again, the folks in charge of the Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars program will hold a fundraiser to help raise money for scholarships for our local WHS graduates. They are currently looking for donations for their Second Annual “Mule Power” online auction. You can make a cash donation if you like, or you can donate merchandise or services or make up a nice basket or grouping of multiple things to auction off. If you are a business partaking in this, you can use it as a bit of extra publicity for you too, as you’ll be mentioned on the online part and also in The Eagle. All other donators will be mentioned as well.

This auction will take place from May 27 at noon until June 12 at 6 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this event, you can contact Diane at 360-562-6467 or Doug at 360-751-4497. You can send cash/check, money orders directly to: “Mule Power” c/o Diane Tischer, 223 N Welcome Slough Road, Cathlamet, WA 98612 or Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 498, Cathlamet, WA 98612. All monies raised go to scholarships for the kids. Please help by donating something, which should be confirmed by May 23. If you’d like to take part in the auction, you’ll need to log in to:


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