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Articles from the May 25, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 25, 2017

Commissioners' patience growing short for easements

There's good news and not so good news for the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners efforts to set up a beach nourishment program for eroding shorelines at Cape Horn and on Puget Island. Acting as commissioners for the area's four flood control zo...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 25, 2017

Group pressures board on shorelines

A group of citizens hopes to pressure the Wahkiakum County board of commissioners to fight state mandates before adopting an update to the county's shoreline management program (SMP). The Wahkiakum Real Property Rights Advisory Board has sent a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 25, 2017

School board OK's staff, funding changes

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors meeting began on Tuesday with an hour long presentation on the English Language Arts curriculum from several teachers in the district, including high school English teacher Audrey Petterson and six of...

 

Trump will improve our economic interests

To The Eagle: Thank you for printing the letters to The Eagle. Lately we have read the tendentious and tedious letters from our neighbor, Bouchard, who it seems is very upset about the election of DJT, the estimable Donald J. Trump. They illustrate...

 

Coming Events Community Center in Cathlamet

We are excited to announce the return of Free Computer Classes here at the Community Center in Cathlamet! Goodwill, partnering with WorkSource, will be here Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00-12:00, offering basic computer instruction to our community....

 

Correction

The Eagle incorrectly reported last week the name of a candidate for Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors, director position 1. He is Shawn Merz, not Shawn Mace....

 

Sheriff's Report, May 25, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 15--12:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 12:10 a.m....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 25, 2017

Candidates file for election; some positions unclaimed

Filing for positions on the 2017 election ballots with candidates filing for some offices but not for others. County election officers will schedule a special filing period, probably in June, for offices which had no filings, Auditor Diane Tischer...

 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend

SUPER NICE--We certainly couldn't complain about the weekend weather, unless you don't like the sunshine and warmth that went with it! Temperatures were in the mid-70's on Saturday, so it wasn't totally miserable, but then they went up and they were...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7...

 

Pancake feed, blood drive are coming up fast

Down River Dispatches Greetings everyone from hot and sunny California. It’s already 96 degrees and only noon. Thank God for air conditioning. This weather is only one reminder of the reasons we left here for our little piece of heaven in Grays...

 

Great White Tail Run winners announced

Following are the results of the Great White Tail Run held Saturday, May 20: 2 Mile, Female: Top Overall, Alexzandria Watkins 18:26; 12 & under: 1. Alison Vik 19:45, 2. Annalise Vik 23:40, 3. Katelynn Byram 28:13; 13-19: 1. Shelby McEneny 18:32, 2....

 

Traffic safety patrol will be out this holiday weekend

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a statewide traffic safety emphasis patrol this upcoming holiday courtesy of Target Zero grant funding, beginning Friday, May 26 and ending Monday, May 29. The purpose is a high visibility...

 

North Coast Chorale concert set for June 2

“Journey in Peace” will be presented by North Coast Chorale at the Performing Arts Center, corner of 16th and Franklin Streets, Astoria, on Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Although donations are always welcome, admission is free as this performance i...

 

CNA Bridge Training offered

The Care Careers Academy will offer an evening Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bridge program for Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Medical Assistants (MAs). This course will start Monday June 5 and includes classroom instruction, skills training, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

Season end for NHS diamond teams

Baseball and softball season have ended for Naselle High School teams. The softball team finished their season with a 3-8 loss to Rainier Christian on May 16 in the district playoffs. The Comettes had a 6-8 record overall. The Comets beat Quilcene...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 25, 2017

NHS Track and Field

The Naselle Track team dominated the district tournament held on home turf last Wednesday and they are sending 22 athletes to the State 1B track meet in Cheney this weekend. The Comets earned 122 points for first in men’s competition and 222...

 

Norma Kriesel

Norma L. Kriesel, 96, passed away on May 12, 2017 in Lacey, WA. Norma was born in Christine, ND on November 19, 1920. She married Harold E. Kriesel on March 31, 1940 in Albert Lea, MN. She was predeceased by her husband and is survived by her three...

 

Art contest winners

Great White Tail Run art contest winner Emma Colombo along with 2nd place winner Avalon Sullivan, recipient of art supplies and Kelly Langston, honorable mention. Photo courtesy of Naselle-Grays...

 

Learn about the ins & outs of soil

Calling all detectives! On June 3 from 2-4 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners will host a program for kids (K-5 grade). Learn to discover the hidden treasures in the very dirt beneath your feet. Or is it the soil beneath your feet? You will be able to tell...

 

Hazardous waste turn-in set for June 3 in Cathlamet

A free household hazardous waste turn-in event will be held in Cathlamet on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the PUD parking lot. Bring fluorescent tubes, straight or curved shapes, CFLs (compact fluorescent), HIDs (high intensity discharge), such...

 

Puget Island Farmers Market opens May 26

The Farmers Market at Stockhouse's Farm begins its 13th season this Friday, May 26, from 3-6 p.m. Vendor booths include: Islands End Farm’s ferments; Little Island Farm’s flowers; Little Barn Farm’s USDA Puget Island grown lamb, beef and pork...

 

Wahkiakum Events

27 American Legion Breakfast Deep River Hall Ken Elliott – 360- 465-2274 27 Puget Island Farmers Market Opens Fridays Thru October, 52 W Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island, 360-849-4145...

 

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