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Articles from the December 1, 2016 edition

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Crowd enjoys holiday lights, Santa

On Saturday, a crowd of people braved the rain to see the Christmas lights come on at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. They huddled under awnings next door and across the street, beneath the tent or...

 

Commissioners OK lease, pool funding; address sewer plan

Wahkiakum County Commissioners took care of business and discussed the sewer at their November 22 meeting. They approved a cooperative funding agreement with the Town of Cathlamet to provide up to $50,000 in 2017 to assist with the operational and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 1, 2016

County budget hearing next Monday

Wahkiakum county commissioners will hold their annual meeting to consider passage of their budgets for 2017. State law mandates the meeting, including a public hearing, start on the first Monday of December. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m....

 

Positive motion not rocket science

To The Eagle: Life is in motion, Life is motion. The more motion there is the more life there is. If your life is not as you want it, create some motion. Any motion; but be aware that motion that is pro-survival enhances ones life while non-survival...

 

Another book, more honors for Grays River writer

There are some exciting things happening for Grays River writer Robert Michael Pyle. Two books, one new, one old, have been included in a couple prestigious lists. He has two new books out. And he's...

 

School board approved logging on district land, discussed rising sewer and water bills

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors approved logging on 10 acres of the Farm Forest on November 22. Before that begins, Hampstur Corporation will be surveying the Farm Forest during the first week of December according to Kyle Hurley,...

 

Family Health Center offers service variety

The Cowlitz Family Health Center clinic in Cathlamet is offering a variety of services this month. The center offers free health insurance enrollment assistance for patients and the public at large. Call 360-795-3201to make an appointment to enroll,...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 1, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 21 — 10:51 a.m. A deputy asked a trespasser to leave a Grays River property at the homeowner’s reque...

 

November may set a rainfall record

GRAY & WET--As we ended November, I think we broke a record for being one of the wettest Thanksgivings here at our house ever, as we had 3.89 inches of rain that day! Although there were many areas who were seeing a soggy day, I don't think there...

 

The Eagle Calendar

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

 

Naselle Bazaar Saturday; Grange party Dec.13

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week includes:Thursday, high school boys basketball with Wahkiakum in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Friday, high school girls basketball at Pe Ell at 5:45 p.m.; Monday, middle school girls...

 

In Their Footsteps event set for December 18

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop, has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. On Sunday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m., Lorna Hainesworth will present The Corps and the War of 1812. During the Corps of...

 

Holiday Faire set for December 1-2

The Artisan Guild of Mt. St. Helens has announced its annual Holiday Faire to be held Thursday and Friday, December 1-2. The show will be held at Cassava’s, corner of 14th and Broadway, Longview, from 9 to 6 each day. Dog and cat Christmas treat...

 

Mark Reichert

Mark David Reichert, 62, of Cathlamet, died November 25, 2016. He was born to Herbert George and Wanda (Oxford) Reichert on September 17, 1954, in Brush, Colo., and graduated from Dix High School. He was a mill worker and owner of Island Market on...

 

Death Notice for John Gibson

John Merrill Gibson, 86, died November 24 at his Cathlamet home. A full obituary will appear in next week’s Eagle. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

WDFW will accept applications for ALEA volunteer grants

Starting Dec. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept grant applications for volunteer projects that benefit the state's fish and wildlife resources and outdoor recreation. WDFW anticipates that approximately $1.37...

 

Meet Santa at the Norse Hall on December 4

All children 10 years old and under are invited to the Puget Island Norse Hall Christmas Party on December 4, from 2-4 p.m. Santa Claus will stop by for his annual visit and will be ready for parents to have the opportunity to take photos. After...

 

Annual Christmas Concert, Tour of Homes and Soup Supper on December 4

With only 24 days left until Christmas Eve, the speed of life tends to accelerate this time of year. As a result, one has to pick and choose which Christmas season events to attend. One set of events that is a “must see” and should be high on...

 

CNA training classes announced

The Care Careers Academy will offer a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class from Tuesday, December 6 through the month of December. Tuition will be discounted $50. The course provides all the knowledge essential to complete and pass the...

 

JH Kelly named LCC benefactor of year

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation has named JH Kelly as its 2016-17 Benefactor of the Year. Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the...

 

Forest health in US can affect trees in Siberia

Major forest die-offs due to drought, heat and beetle infestations or deforestation could have consequences far beyond the local landscape. Wiping out an entire forest can have significant effects on global climate patterns and alter vegetation on th...

 

Wet weather for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Day rain shower dumped a lot of moisture on Wahkiakum County. On Puget Island, Scott Hartsell measured 9.87 inches of rain in his weather station in 24 hours. Out in West Valley, Kay Chamberlain had 3.89 inches during the same...

 

HCA/MA to CNA bridge training course offered

The Care Careers Academy is offering a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Bridge program for Home Care Aides (HCAs) and Medical Assistants (MAs). This course will start Tuesday, December 6 and includes classroom instruction, skills training...

 

WHS grad sets record for three point shots

Baylee Olsen, a 2015 Wahkiakum High School graduate, set a new record for the Saint Martin's University women's basketball program and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference when she hit seven three...

 

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