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Candidate Forum October 9

Grays River Grange will be hosting a candidate forum on October 9 at 6pm. ALL CANDIDATES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT ARE INVITED. The hall will be open at 2pm for our weekly farmers market. Fresh produce will be available and refreshments will be served.

Have any questions? contact:   grange -at- wwest -dot- net

Update September 26 — Candidates confirmed to attend so far: Brian Blake, Bill Coons, Mark Howie, Joel McEntire, Graham Phalen, Matt Kuhl, Dan Bigelow, Blair Brady and Brian McClain. (These are Wahkiakum County races. We will not feature candidates from surrounding counties.)

Please check back soon for more information regarding which candidates are attending and the agenda / format for the forum.

Grangers bring local music to Astoria!

From the Wahkiakum Eagle

“A Wahkiakum band, Giants in the Trees, has a show coming up at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., on December 30. Tickets are $20 and are available at An Astoria band, Brian Bovenizer and New Old Stock, will be opening the show.

Giants in the Trees is comprised of Wahkiakum residents, including Erik Friend on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass, Ray Prestegard on guitar, and vocalist Jillian Raye. The band has been getting some attention this year, including write ups in Rolling Stone and Spin magazines.

The four recently released a self-titled album with 12 original songs.”s_topTEMP900x420-5655

Christmas Party

From the Wahkiakum Eagle: ” Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck with caroling, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and a visit from Santa. The food was sensational as well with a large variety of desserts.

Grange Master Krist Novoselic was a great host who kept the evening very lively. Anyone interested in the Grange activities, membership, or just has questions can call the Grange at 360-465-2268.”

s_2TEMP900x420-4892Photo Credit: Darrell Alexander


Community Center to host seed exchange

From the Eagle; “The Cathlamet Community Center, located at 101 Main St ., will host a free seed exchange on Wednesday, March 15, from 11 a.m ., to 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the WSU Master Gardeners, the Cathlamet Community Center, Skamokawa Grange, and the Wahkiakum Community Garden.

Participants are invited to come to the Community Center with their seeds between 11 a.m ., and 1 p.m ., to exchange with other gardeners in the community. Seeds may be from seed packets or home collections, and can include flowers, vegetables and herbs of any variety. Seeds brought to share should be from 2015 or sooner. WSU Master Gardeners will be on site and available to answer gardening questions, and a short session on seed starting will be offered at noon.

All are welcome and there is no cost to participate. For more information call the WSU Wahkiakum County Extension office at 360-795-3278.”

Bobby Larson Birthday Celebration

From the Wahkiakum Eagle; “It’s time to help celebrate the 90th birthday of a pretty special guy from Grays River, Bobby Larson. If you ever have a question about something that has happened in our community, he can probably fill you in on the answer. You will probably get more information than you asked for, but that is our beloved Bobby.

The Grays River United Methodist Church will host a celebratory coffee hour on Sunday, March 5 from noon to 3 p.m. in honor of his special day.

Everyone is welcome to join him, enjoy cake, coffee and finger foods to help commemorate this milestone in his life. No gifts please, but birthday cards, well wishes and a story or two are always welcome.”