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Articles from the November 23, 2017 edition

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Wahkiakum Mule Winter Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 21: From Robert Garrett, WSD athletic director: Please check the boys and girls basketball schedules as I will be continuing to adjust it when we add C squad games. Both C and JV will play at the same time. Also please note that the...

 

Daytime closure of SR 4 near Grays River for equipment recovery on Wednesday

Travelers who use State Route 4 west of Cathlamet should plan to use an alternate route next week. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the highway east of Grays River near milepost 19,...

 

Walking from the law on the Pacific Crest Trail

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Johnson Until recently, Jennifer Johnson lived in Cathlamet. But she downsized, sold her house, and left her job at Wahkiakum Title and Escrow and Hanigan Law Office in ord...

 

School holding a fundraiser for children's Christmas presents

Thomas Middle School is holding a fundraiser for children's Christmas presents. Here are the details from the school's registration form: Dear Parents or Guardians, Our middle school leadership class is fundraising money for kids in our community...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 23, 2017

Cathlamet council sets sewer, water rate increases

Customers of the Town of Cathlamet's water and sewer systems will see 2.9 percent rate increases in 2018, the town council decided Monday. The increases are included in an ordinance which passed its first reading by a 4-0 vote on Monday. Final action...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 23, 2017

Election: Jacobson retains lead for mayor

Last Friday, incumbent Mayor Dale Jacobson increased his narrow lead in the election for mayor, 72-65, over write-in candidate Laurel Waller. When votes were first counted Nov. 7, Waller led 58-53. In the second round, Jacobson led 69-65, and when...

 

The Democrats have disgraced the nation

To the Eagle: It appears that some of our local citizenry have chosen a winter exercise program of jumping up and down on the ol’ Trump-o-line (last week’s letters to The Eagle). Great sport, but many criticisms are in the category of missing the...

 

Writer used to be a Democrat

To the Eagle: I know a pot store was opened in Cathlamet but after reading the three letters to the editor in last week’s Eagle I now wonder if a Kool-Aid stand opened too because the writers surely are drinking the stuff. Fact 1, Donald Trump is...

 

Kiwanis club thanks community

To The Eagle: This letter is from the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet to thank everyone in the community who found time to attend the St James Gift Bazaar on Saturday making it a great success for our booth. Our success was because of all the donations of...

 

Town revises connection list for marina sewer bill

At the Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting on Nov. 9, Counsel Tim Hanigan updated the commissioners about a recent meeting with Town of Cathlamet officials regarding their sewer accounts. “They will reduce our overall bill by a small amount,”...

 

Holiday bazaar offers local crafts, arts, holiday treats

On Saturday, the annual St. James Holiday Bazaar was bustling with shoppers looking for handmade gifts from a variety of vendors. Volunteers served chowder and treats, and Fred Carter entertained the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 23, 2017

County boards have vacancies

Local agencies are looking for citizens willing to participate in local government. Branches of Wahkiakum County government have several vacancies on governing boards, and Port District 2 has a vacancy on its board of commissioners. Vacant county pos...

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all in Wahkiakum and beyond

BIG DAY--It's almost turkey time! For you locals who get your paper prior to Thanksgiving, I know that all the cooks are probably in the kitchen, whipping up pumpkin pies, or maybe pecan pies and all those awesome side dishes like candied yams and...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving FRIDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities, Community Center, Cathlamet, 2-4 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, open to public, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free Movie...

 

Flu activity picking up in Washington

State health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the state, and they expect the number to rise in the coming weeks. People are urged to get a flu shot now as the best line of defense against flu. Flu vaccine is recommended for...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 23, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 13 — 1:54 p.m. A business in Cathlamet requested a patrol at closing time after a man was seen...

 

State Football Playoffs -- A-C-H cools Comets in quarters

They came; they played; they conquered. Eastern Washington's Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors came to Montesano last Saturday and overwhelmed the Naselle Comets 60-32 in a state Class 1B football quarterfinals playoff game. The Warriors took a 40-6...

 

Wahkiakum Events

November 25 Holiday Lighting Celebration; Main Street, Cathlamet; Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce– 360 795-9996 25 Christmas Holidays Welcome; Tsuga Gallery Nell Coulson- 360 849-4116 December 2 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar SkamokawaFairgrounds;...

 

Ribbon cutting at Cascadia Massage

Surrounded by friends, family, and representatives from the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, Liz Workman celebrated the grand opening of Cascadia Massage with a ribbon cutting on Friday...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Greetings from the Community Center! A few reminders – the Community Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and we do not have a movie scheduled for this Friday. We will resume our movie night on Friday, December 1. This Saturday, November 25...

 

Winter sports at WHS

Winter sports practices at Wahkiakum High School are underway. Coach Frankie Mendez (standing in photo at the right) works with three high school students and 10 middle school students at wrestling...

 

Donkey basketball coming to WHS December 3

Wahkiakum High School will host a donkey basketball game on Dec. 3, 12 noon. The event will raise funds for school athletic programs. In the event, athletes in the high school's various winter sports and activities will attempt to score baskets for...

 

Forecast: Coming La Nina winter will be wetter, snowier

By The Columbia Basin Bulletin A forecast for La Niña conditions in the Pacific Northwest has been raised to an advisory, with colder and wetter weather seen in October now expected to continue throughout the winter. During a Nov. 16...

 

Making music on Main Street

Alenna Whitacre, a 2017 Wahkiakum High School graduate, needed a little cheering up on Monday afternoon, so she spent a few hours on Main Street in Cathlamet playing some original music and covers....

 

WDFW delays commercial crab fishery on Washington coast

State shellfish managers have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on Washington's coast due to inadequate meat in crab shells. The commercial fishery on Washington's coast typically opens Dec. 1. Recent testing indicates...

 

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