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Loggers are Awesome The 9th Annual Loggers' Reunion at the Appelo Archives Center last Saturday in Naselle was a wonderful experience not only for the memories that were shared, but also for the...

 

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Reader Recipe Request: Chicken Enchiladas To some chicken enchiladas are a dime a dozen and I would have to agree. I have tried chicken enchiladas from every Mexican restaurant within a 50 mile radius and I would come to the same conclusion: I’ll...

 

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Some Things Change and Some Things Remain the Same Every generation is uniquely different than the previous one yet some things are still passed on. The newspaper is and has been traditionally the source for news and information. We have increased...

 

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Reader’s Request I am grateful and I give thanks to you the readers who have approached me with your favorable comments and suggestions. While at the Rosburg Store recently I was asked by a Wahkiakum County Eagle reader if I would post some local...

 

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My New Friends the Corvid Family Most people have met corvids yet did not know that was their name. The family of corvids I am referring to is birds of the Corvidae of which there are 120 species worldwide. Commonly recognized in English they are kno...

 

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Women Empowered Verses “Rule of Thumb” We use words and phrases every day without really knowing the origin of the words or phrases. For example the 1890's time period was referred to as the “Gay Nineties,” and this had no inference to...

 

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Life Transitions The reason I am writing this is because of a comment from a young man of 35 years of age who said Grays River had not changed in 20 years. I replied that in 35 years he would look back and see lots of change, to which he agreed....

 

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A Special Thanks to Eagle Readers As long as I have been here I have done a lot of exploring on these old legs along many of the rivers as well as putting a lot of miles traversing the roads in the area. I also have spent many hours at various museum...

 

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This new snow we had is sure to conjure up memories because we do not get snow like one would in other places in the world like the artic or Antarctica. As a young child in my home town, Wahkiakum snow like this would have had a big impact on my imag...

 

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[Editor's note: This column has been corrected: The initial version of this article incorrectly stated that the Naselle Lutheran Church had closed; the Naselle Congregational Church has in fact disbanded its congregation and passed its property to...

 

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Funny points to ponder, the beach, and a penny for your thoughts I only have one timetable and that is to meet my deadline for the Wahkiakum County Eagle, other than that I have no sense of time. I’ll give you an example and I have witnesses. On...

 

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It might be said “Who are you to tell us about trees?" I may know more or less about trees than most, however, from my observations, clear cutting of our forests leaves an ugly scar on the landscape that will clear up in time. I just do not like...

 

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After receiving many wonderful comments regarding my last article while out and about preparing for this article, it came to my attention that some clarification is in order. First of all, I have...

 

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Logging and rain As an inquisitive person, I have often wondered and I have been asked, what happens to all the water that is stored in the trees after they have been cut down, especially here in Wahkiakum County. The obvious is evaporation and then...

 

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While traveling over the KM Mountain one day in a fog, I suddenly came into a clear area where I could see the valley below covered in fog as the sun filtered through as if the forest below was covered with various colors of cotton candy. The...

 

Thieves make off with ambulance

From a Wahkiakum County Sheriff Department Bulletin: "WE NEED YOUR HELP! "Sometime between Tuesday night December 11th and early morning Wednesday December 12th, the Grays River Fire Hall District #3 was broken into and a blue and white ambulance...

 

Grays River Grange holds holiday party

The Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck party with the singing of Christmas carols, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and of course a visit from Santa. The food was...

 

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Although I will endeavor to bring to you the public all the events and happenings in the area, however, please note that much of what is eventful is hidden in plain sight. Sometimes we take for granted the beautiful area we live in. Just a reminder...

 

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For those of you readers who may be new to the area, there is a place to dump your trash if you do not have collection service. The Km Transfer Station is located at 2750 SR-4. Grays River Grange #124: The Grange consists of all volunteers and those...

 

New correspondent for Downriver Dispatches

Editor's note: This week resident Darrell Alexander takes over the role of The Eagle's Westend correspondent. By Darrell Alexander, Westend Correspondent My roots are founded in the Pacific Northwest...

 

Grays River ambulance crew seeking volunteers

Wahkiakum County is a county made up of people who volunteer their services without complaint and are an example worth merit. Anyone interested in becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) should...

 

Grays River cannabis store now open

For those of you readers who are familiar with the western part of the county and are looking for an alternative for pain relief or for whatever your personal reasons, across from Duffy's in Grays...

 

Legion Auxiliary puts on the breakfast

Last Saturday from eight in the morning until after 11 a.m. was an awesome way to enjoy a delicious breakfast consisting of pancakes with a side of ham or sausage and eggs fixed the way you like...

 

Westend residents celebrate Halloween

Halloween in western Wahkiakum County is unique from the rest of the state as well as the country. At Johnson Park's haunted gathering, it was anything but scary. The adults were having as much fun as...

 

Rosburg Community Club Holiday Bazaar

By Darrell Alexander, Eagle Correspondent Although the Holiday Bazaar was supposed to start at 10 in the morning, patrons and vendors alike were quickly gathering to peruse the variety of items for...

 

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