Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Children's book distribution program ending

Last week, students at J.A. Wendt Elementary selected books for the last time through the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program. RIF, which started in 1968, has provided free books to students in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 16, 2017

County guardedly supports bill for elk hoof rot study

Wahkiakum County commissioners have given guarded support to a bill in the legislature to expand a study of elk hoof root disease. Several years ago, elk with deformed hooves began appearing in southwest Washington herds. Commissioners have pressed t...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 16, 2017

Still no sand, but some opposition

Challenges remain for Wahkiakum County commissioners' plan for a 10-year program to turn four flood control zone districts (FCZD) into dredge spoils sites. Landowners in the zones need to grant right-of-entry easements so that dredging crews can...

 

Residents ask for town hall with Herrera Beutler

To The Eagle: Where’s Jaime? Many Long Beach peninsula residents (voters) wish that our fourth-term U.S. Representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, would appear in person to field questions and address our concerns at a town hall. Ms Beutler seems to...

 
 By Tim Gruver    News    March 16, 2017

US withdrawal from TPP may cost Washington wheat farmers

OLYMPIA, Mar. 10 –– President Donald Trump’s order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was issued with the promise of saving American jobs, but it may also mean fewer opportunities for Washington farmers. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Exchange student enjoys the unexpected

Natthanon Sakworawich is from Bangkok, Thailand. He is 16, a sophomore, and one of three exchange students attending Wahkiakum High School this year. He goes by "Earth," a nickname his mother gave...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 16, 2017

Port 1 OK's daily sewer fee, raise for manager

Commissioners gathered last Thursday for their March meeting to discuss Port 1 business, including insurance, a sewer fee for campers, and a raise for the port manager. The commissioners approved an increase for Port Manager Jackie Lea. She will...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 16, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 7 — 9:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had broken an ankle in a fall. 10:45...

 

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Skamokawa

NASTY START--This past weekend began with a miserable start, as it rained and then blew some, and rained again. Luckily, we had a real nice break on Sunday, and it was terrific to see the sun shining, the river glistening, and out here in West...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. - Noon. Grief Recovery, Community Center, Cathlamet, 1 p.m. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Cathlamet...

 

Knowledge Bowl teams place in tournaments

Okay. I love the rain, probably more than anyone else around here, but when I see how difficult it is on the newborn calves getting around in the muddy pastures, covered from head to toe in muck, that’s enough rain. Is everyone ready for the...

 

Youth workshop set for April 1

On April 1 from 2-4 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners will host a program for kids (K-5 grade). As spring begins, it breaths in new life to plants and gardens. Youth will participate in hands on activities that include finding out about honey bees and...

 

Learn to grow succulents

On March 28 at 6:00 p.m., Teresa Bergman, owner of Cowlitz River Dahlias will present how to grow succulents successfully. She will discuss the different types of succulents, caring for them and planting techniques. The class will be held for free...

 

WIAA has scholarship for scholar/athletes

Applications for the 5th Annual WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarship Program are due April 1. The Smart Choices Scholarship Program recognizes one female and one male high school senior for their achievements...

 

William Reed Dasch

William “Big Bill” Reed Dasch died February 14, 2017. He was raised in Cathlamet Washington, born January 10, 1944 to his parents Wilma and Dale Dasch. Reed's parents had one of those households that had a revolving door of people helping people....

 

New baby Tomlinson

Emery JoLynn Maria Tomlinson was born February 26, 2017 in Longview, to Tracy and Scott Tomlinson of Cathlamet. She weighed 7-lbs., 13-oz., and was 20.5 inches long. Emery joins brothers Danny and...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre in Cathlamet next week

Missoula Children’s Theatre is returning to Cathlamet next week to cast students in a production of Alice in Wonderland. All Wahkiakum students, K-12, are invited to audition for a role in the play. Tryouts begin at 3:15 p.m. on Monday in the J.A....

 

WorkSource to discuss job search and more at community center

Individuals looking for a job or interested in learning about no-cost training so they can advance in their careers are invited to an information session on Monday, March 20 to learn about WorkSource’s free employment and training services and...

 

Learn about vegetable gardening

On March 23 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Jon Griffin will talk about how to plan and prepare a vegetable garden for this year. Jon will go over what to grow, how to start with seeds, when to plant and how to prepare the garden for planting. The...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, March 17, at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Kyleen Austin (guitar/voice), Ian Brandon (fiddle) and Rob Stockhouse (guitar/voice) will perform from 5-8 p.m., on the Crow’s Nest Stage on St. Patrick’s Day, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For...

 

FOS membership meeting March 19

Friends of Skamokawa will hold its annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 19 at Redmen Hall starting at 2 p.m. The speakers at this meeting will be Kent and Irene Martin describing their archaeological digs in Wahkiakum County with photographs...

 

St. Paddy's Parade on Friday at noon

There are three factors that make the Cathlamet St. Patrick's Day parade unique. First is that it is always held on the real St Patrick's Day, instead of some convenient nearby weekend. Second, it is...

 

Forum to be held concerning reopening the Rosburg Store

Join Mike Backman and other members of the community April 11 at 7 p.m., at the Grays River Grange Hall to discuss the future of the Rosburg Store. The Rosburg Store has been around since the 1930’s. Open for business continuously until just two...

 

Rain washes out BB opener

Initially on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum Mules baseball team didn't let a little rain get in the way of a season starting home game against Pe Ell/Willapa Valley. But rain eventually led to the game being...

 

Hard at work

Beavers have been busy falling trees in a Puget Island cottonwood plantation. Photos courtesy of Frans Eykel....

 

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