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Articles from the March 5, 2015 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    March 5, 2015

Oscar B. arrives, but service delayed

The determination of when ferry service will resume is a day by day, hour by hour determination. Five US Coast Guard personnel spent three hours inspecting the new ferry, the Oscar B., on Tuesday....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 5, 2015

County's rate of vaccination exemptions 2nd highest in the state

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday discussed immunizations and handled other business from the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Sarah Present, the county health officer, said she's supporting House Bill 2009 which would end some...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 5, 2015

Greenwood residents air biosolids complaints

A farmer's stockpiling of Class A biosolids has raised concern and complaints from Greenwood Hill residents to the county board of commissioners on Tuesday. About a dozen persons attended the commissi...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2015

PUD discusses legislative issues

Dave Warren and George Caan of the Washington Public Utilities District Association spoke at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday. Diana Thompson, the president of the WPUDA and a member of the board of commissioners...

 

Couple happy planners nix spoils inside dike

To The Eagle: We want to thank the Wahkiakum County Planning Commission for standing with the community in their February 26 vote to reject the Port of Longview's proposal to dispose dredge material...

 
 By Alice Day    News    March 5, 2015

Senate deals with human trafficking

OLYMPIA—Three Washington State Senate bills aim to increase awareness of human trafficking and help agencies coordinate efforts to confront the problem. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, in her proposal would require anti-trafficking information...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2015

Association seeks funds for Pioneer Church

Long active with concerts, lectures, weddings and more, the Pioneer Church in Cathlamet now sits quiet. It was closed last year when the local fire marshal learned that its fire suppression system...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 5, 2015

School board approves hiring of coaches

It has been a busy week for the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors. The board approved several new hires after an executive session following last week’s regular meeting and took action on three items, including one more hire, during a...

 

Blood drawing March 23

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drawing March 23, 1-6 p.m. in Cathlamet. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood...

 

Fairground Flea Market on Saturday

NICE START--As this third month of the new year started, it was pretty doggone nice last Sunday, after a nice day on Saturday to end February as well, so we had a nice weekend after a pretty drippy day on Friday. However, as the skies cleared and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story and Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night,...

 

Girl scout cookies, spaghetti on the menu

News from Naselle: No sports events are scheduled for this week for the Naselle Comet teams, however the track season will be starting up soon. Students will have a day off on Friday, the 6th for their winter break and will return to classes on...

 

Redmen Hall reopens today

Redmen Hall will open its season with two weeks of its famous Antique Sale, organized by their antique specialist, Keith Hoofnagle. He has brought together his unusual collection of treasures for this sale lasting only two week ends. They will paint...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 5, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 23 — 11:12 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. 2 p.m. A caller reported an...

 

Food and farm network to meet

The Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network will meet in the River Street Meeting Room in Cathlamet at 25 River Street on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The group is meeting again after a hiatus, and encouraging all Wahkiakum-area farms to participate. The goals...

 

Salmon canning with experts offered

Wahkiakum Marine Resources Committee is sponsoring salmon canning parties with WSU Food Safety Advisors, Carol Ervest and Carrie Backman. There will be an adult and youth session. The adult session is Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. The...

 

From the Desk of the Parent Teachers Organization

Just a Quick reminder that we will be accepting “Talent Show” Registration forms till next week Friday March 13. We are looking for anyone in the community that would like to participate in our show. Whether you would like to be the announcer,...

 

Notice of service interruption

Smoky Waters Communications would like to notify all customers that today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday), March 5 and 6, there may be service interruptions due to their upstream providers maintenance on their fiber optics. Smoky Waters apologizes...

 

30th Annual Crab & Oyster Feed set for March 14

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Crab & Oyster Feed on Saturday March 14. This will be the 30th year for this event. The event will be held at the Norse Hall on Puget Island, just across the bridge from downtown Cathlamet. The...

 

Learn how to grow tomatoes

On April 4 at 9:00 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Jon Griffin will discuss the tips he uses to produce a bountiful crop of red tomatoes. Learn how to get tomatoes off to an early start and what it takes to produce a great harvest of tomatoes....

 

Concert set for March 15 at St. James Episcopal Church

The Castle Rock Men’s Ensemble will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at St. James Episcopal Church, 1134 Columbia Street, Cathlamet. A reception will follow. This group of 10 includes pastors, teachers, a judge and a plumber. They...

 

Ferguson named to dean's list

Lainie Ferguson, of Cathlamet, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Autumn Quarter. Ferguson is a junior. To qualify for the Dean’s List students must complete at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average...

 

Antique sale

Shown here is one of the cabinets of antique glassware and other items now for sale at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa during their Annual Antique Sale. The sale starts today, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 

4-H'er qualifies for state competition and more

Wahkiakum 4-Her, Shelby McEneny participated in the 4-H Fashion Revue held at the Sew & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup last week. Shelby modeled the tiered cotton skirt she constructed from fabric...

 
 By Alice Day    News    March 5, 2015

Public records to be revenue?

OLYMPIA—State and local agencies may charge a processing fee for public records sought for commercial purposes, under terms of a proposal considered by the 2015 Legislature. Critics, however, say the change would adversely affect records requests...

 

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