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Articles from the July 7, 2016 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2016

Erosion aid starting to be a race against time

As Wahkiakum County moves slowly through the process to set up sites for placing dredged sands on eroding shorelines, some Cape Horn residents are starting to think they may have to take matters into...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2016

Hunter education class starts July 23

A series of basic hunter education classes, needed by all beginning hunters, will start July 23 at the Cathlamet Fire Hall. To register, one must go the the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and follow the path to register for a...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    July 7, 2016

Community picnic Sunday at Grays River Valley Center

Grays River Valley Center in Rosburg will be holding their annual Community Pot-Luck on Sunday, July 10th, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided at no charge; visitors can bring a dish to share. Activities will include...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2016

Island couple to be parade grand marshals

Bud and Dottie Mickelsen must have made an impression in the 18 years they've lived on Puget Island, because this year they will be the grand marshals of the Bald Eagle Days Parade on July 16. Like a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 7, 2016

Radio group forms last line of communication in disasters

In times of severe emergency or disaster, a group of volunteer radio operators may be Wahkiakum County's last line of communication with the outside world. It has happened before. Several days of heav...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2016

PUD preparing Westend projects

General Manager Dave Tramblie brought the PUD Board of Commissioners up to speed at their meeting on Tuesday morning. Hancock Timber was being required to remove a section of the Deep River mainline road and had contacted Tramblie to let him know...

 

Support sought for AmeriCorps volunteer

To The Eagle: Margaret Lapic, c/o Americorps Grants Program Subject: Grant status for Wahkiakum County Dear Ms. Lapic: As a committed volunteer at both the Cathlamet Community Center, and the Cathlamet Library, it was immensely disappointing to...

 

It's time for a woman in the 19th district

To The Eagle: The 19th Legislative District in Washington State, which includes Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Pacific, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties, has had no representation of women in that district in over thirty years! We now have an opportunity for an...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 7, 2016

Anonymous donor aids Pioneer Center

A recent anonymous donation of $18,000 made it possible for the Pioneer Center, formerly known as the Pioneer Church, to open its doors for the first time in two years. The Pioneer Community...

 

Airman Elia Hoover graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Elia S. Hoover recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    July 7, 2016

Plans shaping up for Bald Eagle Festival

Plans are shaping up for Cathlamet’s Bald Eagle Days summer festival July 15 and 16. The two-day festival includes the traditional parade, street fair, and fireworks show. Organizers are enhancing the relatively new geocaching event, turning it int...

 

Robert G Elliott

February 14, 1928 - December 25, 2015 Robert G. Elliott, 87, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December 25, 2015. From a humble beginning in a Lower...

 

William Ower

William “Bill” Ower of Cathlamet died June 24, 2016, the day before his 73rd birthday. Bill was born and raised in California and after several years of college, joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska where he married and had...

 

Gene Williams

Gene Williams, formerly of Cathlamet, died at age 83 in Battle Ground. He is survived by his wife Joan, two sons Kenny and Ronnie and daughter Lori. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens in Tillamook, Ore., on Friday,...

 

Flea market set for Saturday at Fairgrounds

OFF & ON HOLIDAY--Our Fourth of July holiday started out pretty nice for the first couple of days, but we woke up to rain here in West Valley on both Sunday and Monday. If you happen to be one of these people who are experiencing low water levels in...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget Island Fire...

 

Paavo Nurmi run July 30 at Finnish-American festival

This year’s Finnish American Folk Festival Paavo Nurmi run is scheduled for July 30 starting at 8 a.m. The run is named after the Finnish runner and Olympic gold medal winner in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 games. It is a 5K (3.1 miles) course. The...

 

Registration for Naselle HS 2016-17 year begins August 10

The beginning of the 2016-17 school year will be Monday, August 29. This year’s high school registration schedule is set for August 10-11 in the NHS Commons. At least one parent or guardian must accompany their student(s) to registration. Student...

 

Floral design class for youth offered

On July 25 at 6 p.m., Cowlitz County Master Gardener Marge Lippincott will discuss the basics of flower arrangement. Students will learn how to combine form, color, style and balance into a beautiful display. Following the presentation, youth will...

 

Sheriff's Report, July 7, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: June 27 — 2:22 p.m. A medical pendant was activated at a Rosedale home. 3:09 p.m. The District 4 Fire Departmen...

 

50th Wedding Anniversary

Pat and Sharon Dennis of Cathlamet will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 17, from 1-5 p.m. at 1437 Elochoman Valley Rd. Lunch will be provided and attendees are asked to bring...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd. On Friday, July 8, Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Bring your acoustic instrument and jam. For more information call 360-560-3785. On Saturday, July 9 at River Mile 38...

 

Fun at the library

Making a "catch the ring on the stick" toy from northern Canada as part of exploring games from around the world at the Cathlamet Public Library's "On your Mark, Get Set... Read!" Summer Reading...

 

Community cares for 500th veteran

In 2011, Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) became national partners with We Honor Veterans (WHV). WHV is a program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in...

 

Middle school honor roll

Here is the spring quarter honor roll from John C. Thomas Middle School. 8th Grade – 4.0 Julianne McKay-Beach, 3.2 – 3.9 – KC Beery, Tyler St. Onge, Novella Hokkanen, Mason Wilson, Ben Tsybikov, Joseph Savelio, Mark Goldinov, Hope Russell 7th...

 

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