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Articles from the September 14, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Driver hospitalized after truck runs off highway

A log truck driver from Terrebonne, Ore., was hospitalized Monday after his truck ran off SR 4 east of Cathlamet and rolled onto its side. Charles Ron Wilson, 69, sustained cuts and fractures of...

 

Writer wonders about health care

To The Eagle: What’s all the commotion on healthcare about? I remember when we worked, so much was taken out of our paychecks for SS, Medicare and Federal. Then we had up to three options of what type of health benefits we could choose from,...

 

Historical society shares stories from Stella's past

The arts of blacksmithing, wool spinning, candle dipping, and soap making were being practiced by volunteers at the Stella Historical Society's annual Remnants of the Past event on Saturday. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    September 14, 2017

Commissioners gather input for union talks

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday dealt with a variety of issues ranging from wage negotiations to elk hoof rot and, of course, dredging. Commissioners and department heads held a workshop to discuss issues and goals for coming negotiations...

 

Puget Island harvest

Jared Vik and Jason Will harvesting barley on Ohrberg property on Puget Island September 2. Below, Bob Ohrberg is checking to see that the job is done right. Courtesy photos....

 

NOAA: Ocean surveys show poor conditions for Columbia salmon

Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years. The outlook is described in...

 

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities nominated for award

The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award for 2017 was awarded at the recent annual National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) national conference held in Savannah, Georgia. Dave Kelly, AAADSW’s Executive Director, was...

 

Death Notice for Charles Ostervold

Charles (Chip) Lloyd Ostervold III, 53, died September 11 at his home in Longview. A visitation will be held at Dowling Funeral Chapel in Cathlamet on Saturday, September 16, from 1-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held Sunday, September 17, 1 p.m.,...

 

Wahkiakum Mules are on two game winning streak

DAMPNESS--It was great to have a little bit of moisture this past weekend, although I'm not sure everyone agreed as there were a lot of things going on, like people camping and fancy cars and trucks headed to car shows, that would rather have had it...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St.,...

 

Pie social, lasagna dinner set this weekend

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Thursday, high school volleyball at South Bend, JV starts at 5:45 p.m. varsity to follow; Friday, high school football in Naselle with Wishkah at 7 p.m.; Saturday, high school volleyball at Adna...

 

Sheriff's Report, September 14, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: There were 245 vehicle stops from September 4-10. Deputies issued at least 184 warnings and 30 citations. Two...

 

Annual Covered Bridge Dinner set for Oct. 7

The 10th annual Grays River Covered Bridge Dinner will be held on October 7. Wahkiakum 4-H volunteers come together to transform this historic bridge for an evening of dining and fun. Local flavor has always and continues to be included in the menu....

 

Comets notch big win

The Naselle Comets defeated Rainier Christian 50-8 last Friday. The Comets put their 50 points on the board before R.C. scored late in the fourth quarter. Erik Lund scored on a 15-yard run and two-yard pass from Cole Dorman. Ethan Lindstrom scored...

 

Classical series kickoff at the Liberty Theatre September 23

The Portland Chamber Orchestra with Finnish Pianist Ruusamari Teppo and Music Director Yaacov Bergman, will be held September 23 at 4 p.m., at The Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria with general admission of $30. Tickets may be ordered at...

 

Two night show set for September 15-16

The Astor Street Opry Company has announced its original production of Shanghaied in Astoria - Topsey Turvey. This limited two-night only show is sure to delight all Shanghaied fans. It’s simple - the boys play the girl roles and the girls play...

 

Cathlamet clinic has permanent practitioners

The Family Health Center has been looking for the right people to staff the Wahkiakum Clinic in Cathlamet for years. They finally got their wish when Dr. Hassan Tabrizi joined the practice in July,...

 

Gillnetter memorial dedication planned

A dedication ceremony has been planned for the memorial for local men and women involved in the commercial fishing industry on September 24 at 1 p.m. at the Elochoman Slough Marina. Refreshments will...

 

Sheriff's Office promotions

Last Wednesday, Sheriff Mark Howie, left, read the oath of office to Eddie Watters, middle, who was sworn in as a new deputy in the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office, and Mark Hake, right, who was...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, September 15 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Joanne Rideout and Jerry Middaugh from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, September 16 at River...

 

Holocaust speaker at River of Life Church on Sunday

River of Life will host a unique opportunity for learning and understanding on Sunday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Irene Gut Opdyke was a courageous Polish woman who helped others survive the Holocaust during Nazi Germany. River of Life Assembly of God...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

We have been busy here at the Community Center these past two weeks. Our schedule is full with regular groups and activities as well as new events. Our Free Computer Classes given by Goodwill continue the first Wednesday of each month from...

 

Memorial Service for William Reed Dasch

A graveside service will be held for William Reed Dasch on Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m., at Belcrest Memorial Park, 1295 Browning Avenue S., Salem, OR 97302. His obituary was published in the March 16, 2017 edition of The Eag...

 

WDFW schedules tentative razor clam digs through December

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests, which are...

 

Free festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon

The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored in Vancouver Saturday, Sept. 16, at the 21st Annual Sturgeon Festival. The free, one-day festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Ce...

 

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