Skamokawa News


February 29, 2024

COLD AND WET/SNOW. At the beginning of this work week we've had a mixed bag of weather here in West Valley, as we have seen some sun, some rain and even a bit of snow so it's going to be interesting to see if that snow part becomes more pronounced as the week progresses. From the pictures I saw, it was quite white up on Beaver Creek so the snow was extremely close by so I do hope you're careful as you travel around, especially in the higher elevations. The week ahead looks to be quite cold, like in the freezing zone, so be sure to be prepared for that and my weather app shows more snow by Friday, which I hope is wrong! If you're a snow lover, well, you'll be happy I'm sure but I'm not one of them! For those of you that traveled to the basketball games on the east side of the mountains, I do hope you made it safely with no issues. Beings the Mules played in Spokane after I had to turn this in, I do hope we had a positive outcome. We were all certainly cheering for you!

SPECIAL DAYS. Those celebrating birthdays this coming week from Feb. 29 thru March 6 are: Audrey Petterson, Sara Fletcher, Taylee Britt, Deb Holland, Jessica Hoven, Scott Hendrickson, Mitchell Bonds, Joellee Collins, Karyn Beech, Camden Spangle, Tony Parker, Kara Pierson, Linda Stiltz, JoAnne Brockway, Felicitie Knight Rismoen, Mason Reed, Judy Pedersen, Krystal Ellison Zickefoose, Jonas Owen and KaraLin Reynolds. Those celebrating anniversaries this week are: Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Chamberlain, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Doiron & Mr. and Mrs. Dean Holmes. May all of you enjoy your special days doing something memorable with the ones you love....making memories is precious.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST. As always, Thursdays are busy days at the Skamokawa Grange Hall, as there is always the breakfast going on,10 to 12, but there are other things going on as well. Often times the kids have special classes there and of course, there is always the opportunity to bring food items for their food pantry, and toiletries and feminine hygiene products for the Wahkiakum High School kids that they'll be collecting thru March and of course, there is the request for wrapping paper for the holiday event in December....soooo, it's a good hub for all those things to take place, as well as to sit and have a bit to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee, share a snack if you'd like to bring something, and maybe even donate some cash to the cause.

REOPENING THIS WEEKEND. Don't forget that the Redmen Hall is opening back up this Saturday, March 2 and they will be having their members "plus" meeting the following day, Sunday - March 3, where they will be having a pie social along with their guest speaker, Mr. John Hughes, the author of our local "celebrity", Julia Butler Hansen. She was an amazing woman and a powerful politician, who was a trailblazer for all women in the days to follow her. Thanks to her, we have the Puget Island Bridge, which is actually named after her but is rarely called that, and the Megler Bridge, that most of us call the Astoria Bridge. Whatever you call them, without Julia Butler Hansens' vision and ability to work with both parties, they wouldn't be here and I can't imagine being without them as that would have been quite the daily boat ride for all of us these days! I do hope you'll show up for this, with the main meeting and pie social happening from 2 to 3 PM and the Book Presentation by Mr. John Hughes from 3 to 4, and you'll be able to purchase his book and have it signed by the author: the public is most welcome to attend.

BIG SALE COMING UP. There will be a big "Garage Sale" fund raiser at the Skamokawa Grange Hall on March 9 and 10 with the hours being from 9 AM to 3 PM each day, so come on down and help out the grange hall and find a great treasure at a great price as well. Maybe you have kids going away to school and they need some extras for that room or apartment that they'll be in and you'd like to save a few bucks and not buy new.....well, this is your place to check out all those things that might be useful.

FLEA MARKET/SALE. While you're down here at the grange hall checking that sale out, don't forget to go next door to the fairgrounds where there will be the monthly flea market in the Youth Building and the big sale in the T-Building as well from 9 AM to 3 PM......both are great places to look for those extra items you may need at a great price , so mark the date: March 9th!

BINGO AT THE NORSE HALL. It seems March 9 is a busy day as there's also going to be some Bingo playing going on, so head over to Puget Island and help support the Sons of Norway by enjoying some fun rounds of Bingo. The doors open at 5:30 with the games starting at 6 PM, but you can come in later than that if need be. Bingo is on the lower floor...the door is on the left!

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. We have lost so many folks in our area recently, or ones that had lived here for years and moved away, but still feel like "locals" to us and I just want to send my condolences to all of you who have lost a loved one recently.

GREAT GIFT IDEA. The way the time is flying by, it won't be long and we'll be thinking about Mother's Day and Father's Day. What better thing to give them than a subscription to this newspaper...the Wahkiakum County Eagle?! You can include any woman or man in this gift giving idea. I do hope you'll contact the office and get this paper sent out to them early gift for any occasion is always nice to receive!

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Closed Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm


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