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Articles from the June 8, 2017 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

Gratitude pervades Naselle graduation

Valedictorian Raja Estes began Naselle High School's Class of 2017 commencement on Saturday with gratitude, giving thanks to all. She was followed by faculty speaker Scott Smith, a science teacher,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 8, 2017

Delays close window for Island sand spoils

Eroding shorelines on Puget Island's East Sunny Sands won't receive any dredge sand this year, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday. And neither will the site inside the East Sunny Sands dike road on the Philip Vik Farm. In a June 5...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

PUD board discusses salaries, hears reports

A discussion about salaries that has bridged several Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioner’s meetings continued on Tuesday. Commissioners talked about how to use a salary range, but most of the focus was on how and when to issue cost of living...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

This year two seniors will graduate with a 4.0 and represent the Wahkiakum High School Class of 2017 as co-valedictorians. Makenzie Anderson will travel to Cheney this fall to tackle pre-requisite...

 

IRS phone scam brought to attention

To The Eagle: The latest phone scam is alive and well in Wahkiakum County. The caller will state that the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. The IRS will not call you. The "Department" phone number they...

 

Granges seeking photos and information

To The Eagle: The Skamokawa and Grays River Granges have played an important role shaping our Wahkiakum community. But, there is very little information available at our museum in Cathlamet concerning the Grange and its history. We are requesting...

 

Deadline for participation in PIGYS sale is June 16

To The Eagle: Just a reminder to everyone about the PIGYS sale coming up June 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in having a sale need to contact me by June 16 to ensure you get on the map. My number is 360-430-0951. Sandie York Puget...

 

Changes in store for swimming pool

To The Eagle: I am really excited about the upcoming 2017 season at the Julia Butler Hansen Swimming Pool. Last year we invested in an excellent pool liner, two new water heating systems for our showers and a new locker room floor for the ladies....

 

Writer voices thoughts and opinions

To The Eagle: After reading the opinions of varying people, presumably all Americans, I will do my best to stick to that label, though I have been labeled something else, at different times. I, and I believe most, except perhaps Hillary, are way...

 

Calm yourselves about Trump

To The Eagle: This is a suggestion for your reader, Mr. Bouchard: Why not calm yourself about president Trump, elected legally by many of our neighbors? We put up with your guy and his incompetence for eight long years. Eight years of low employment...

 

Residents thankful for help with sand placement

To The Eagle: It's important to us as recent Cathlamet residents to thank all that have played a part in helping the Cape Horn area property owners sign the Right of Entry document. This last effort has taken all of us over two and a half years to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Sydney Hansen plans to study secondary education at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. After she graduates, she hopes to spend some time in her own classroom before returning to school to get...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 8, 2017

WHS Class of 2017 has three top students

Shona Heywood is the Salutatorian for Wahkiakum High School's Class of 2017. She will graduate with a 3.993. Shona will attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, her father's alma mater, in...

 

Correction

It was reported in last week's edition that Naselle High School valedictorian Raja Estes attended Running Start courses at Clatsop Community College. That was incorrect. She was attending Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen....

 

Study: Acidified ocean water widespread

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat, with hotspots of pH measurements as low as any oceanic...

 

Wahkiakum graduation will be held on June 9

NOT TOO BAD--It wasn't blazing hot this weekend, but by golly, it was just about perfect for the car buffs that showed up as last year's scalding temperatures were replaced with much milder, and more comfortable ones for the annual Rods and Reels Rod...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., Cathlamet, 5 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational...

 

Food drive a success; blood drive is Wednesday

This is a long awaited week coming up for me. I will have three of my granddaughters here with me and a niece and great niece. If anyone has any suggestions for something fun to do with five girls ages 35 to 12, please let me know. News from...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Looking forward to a busy month: The Grays River Valley Center Board will be at Dismal Nitch on June 10-11, from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Concessions will include coffee and many baked items. The proceeds will go towards the gym floor refinishing, and...

 

Lewis & Clark Trail Run set for July 1

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the second of its annual trail run series on Saturday, July 1. The Lewis & Clark Trail Series includes several different events along trails through forest landscapes. This series is open to walkers and...

 

2017 summer reading program scheduled

Readers of all ages will explore all things related to building, construction, natural wonders, inventions, conservation and recycling this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Build a Better World” during their summer library program....

 

Sheriff's Report, June 8, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 30--10:52 p.m. A caller reported a boat was taking on water and listing badly near the upper end of Birnie...

 

Doris Takko

Doris Arlene Takko, 72, was surrounded by family when she passed away May 27, 2017 in Longview, WA. Doris was born in Astoria, OR on May 21, 1945 and spent most of her life living in southwest...

 

Gordon Souvenir

Gordon K. Souvenir 90, of Bay Center, died June 4, 2017, at Longview Hospice. He was born to Joseph and Julian (Longtain) Souvenir on March 9, 1927 on the family farm in Cathlamet. He spent two years in the Army stationed in Trinidad. He worked as a...

 

Tsuga Gallery to hold art festival in September

Tsuga Gallery, of Cathlamet, has announced its first-ever Cathlamet Art Festival. Art on the River is scheduled to take place on September 15 and 16. The Art Festival will include music, demonstrations and an art walk. Local authors reading from...

 

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