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Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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WHS band students perform in competition

On Saturday four local band students traveled to Chehalis to compete in the annual regional solo/ensemble competition. All received the second highest possible score. "This competition is where...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 11, 2016

New chapter for Oscar B. story

The year-old ferry Oscar B. is back in service again, but the saga of its mechanical troubles is far from over. During a high river, debris plugged the intake for the water cooling system for the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    February 11, 2016

Commissioners table flood zone district

Without a clear mandate, Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday tabled a vote on forming a flood control zone district for the Flandersville/Cape Horn neighborhood. Some residents urged the commission to adopt the resolution forming the district,...

 

Courthouse security tight for next week's trial

Security at the Courthouse will be high as Altoona resident Sam Valdez’s trial begins next Tuesday, February 16. All the exterior doors, except for the one near the Superior Court Office will be locked for the duration of the trial, which could las...

 

Best security is to treat people fairly

To The Eagle: I think the discussion of courthouse security could benefit from extended treatment by the citizens and employees. I did not get to the meeting in time to hear the comments, so the basis of my letter is from your newspaper report and my...

 

Credit should go to writer

To The Eagle: In my Letter to the Editor last week regarding Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, I should have credited an article entitled “Stop, Drop & Roll: 5 Tips to Keep your Teen Safe in Dating Relationships” by Shalada Moten, which I...

 

Island fire chief addresses merger concerns

To the Eagle, In response to last week's letter regarding the fire departments merging, the new six member board of commissioners would set the tax rates, from what I can determine. The bond that District 4 now has will be paid for by the taxpayers o...

 

Many events planned for Valentine weekend

DRIED UP--After a thunder storm last Friday night that brought pounding rain to our area, along with some breezy conditions, it was nice to have things start to dry up a bit, as I think we were all getting webbed feet from all the rain we've had. Her...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., 5 p.m. District No. 4...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Hope everyone who visited the fair's Flea Market and Garage Sale took home a treasure or two. A huge thank you to the family who donated the garage sale items to the fair. It is greatly appreciated. The Flea Market was a huge success with a building...

 

Smorgasbord Sunday, Chinese New Year soon

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Friday, middle school boys basketball with North Beach in Naselle at 5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, middle school boys basketball at Raymond at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets! No school on Monday, the 15th, in hono...

 

Knowledge Bowl teams placed in competition

The Naselle Middle School knowledge bowl teams traveled to Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen on February 5 to participate in a knowledge bowl competition. The Naselle 7th and 8th grade teams competed against teams from Ocosta, Wishkah, North Beach,...

 

Vendors sought for JP Super Sale

Coordinators are issuing an invitation for vendors and individuals who wish to participate in the 3rd Annual In-Door Super Sale at Johnson Park Center on March 26th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a fund-raiser for Grays River Valley Center....

 

Birds of the Lower Columbia River and Linda Lookout will be discussed

The life histories of a number of Lower Columbia River birds will be the theme of a program offered on Saturday, February 27, at the River Life Interpretive Center (Redmen Hall) in Skamokawa. Andrew Emlen will speak about bird species having special...

 

Sheriff's Report, February 11, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: February 2 — 6:38 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a medical alarm in Deep River. The alarm was...

 

Birth announcement

Madeleine Mae Harroun, 7lbs, was born to Teresa and George Harroun on January 30, 2016 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Big sister is Caitlin Harroun. Grandparents are Dennis and...

 

Public meeting on salmon forecasts, season-setting process scheduled

Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year's salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting March 1 in Olympia. The Washington Department of Fish and Wil...

 

Bloomin' February

Who needs a groundhog? Blooming camelia flowers seem to predict an early arrival of spring on Puget Island. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Community garden work party, registration set

The Wahkiakum Community Garden is revving up for a new Garden Season and interested gardeners are asked to submit plot requests. Spokespersons Joyce Orr and Winnie Lowsma say, "To paraphrase an old Burma Shave sign: "Spring has sprung, "The weeds are...

 

Healthy garden food series set

Jon Griffin, Washington State University Master Gardener, will present a series of classes on growing environmentally safe vegetables with limited resources to make a successful garden. Classes will be held: --Feb. 22, 6 p.m.: Planning your Garden...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Tugboat Alley (Donna and Jade Lewis), will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 13, on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call...

 

Workshop set on abuses of durable powers of attorney

On February 18, at noon, Chris Roubicek, attorney in Castle Rock, will discuss the uses and abuses of durable powers of attorney. Estate planning involves providing for the possibility of incapacity or incompetence. Durable powers of attorney are an...

 

Worm composting workshop

On April 12 at 6 p.m., Tom Welch, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the advantages of vermi-composting which uses worms to break down food into compost. Participants can learn how to manage worms to produce great compost...

 

Wahkiakum Youth Baseball registration will be online

The 2016 Wahkiakum Youth Baseball Registration time is here. Boys and girls must be at least four years of age and cannot turn 13 before April 30. Coordinator Todd Wilson said there will be five divisions of play: T-ball is for ages 4-6, Rookies for...

 

Lady Mules down Ducks; rip Ocosta in districts

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their regular season on a high note and began district play with a win against Ocosta on Tuesday on home court. Last Thursday, the Lady Mules traveled t...

 

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