Articles from the January 3, 2019 edition

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Commissioners handle personnel issues, bid farewell to Blair Brady

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled business and Blair Brady bid a graceful adieu as his term ended at the board's meeting Dec. 26. Residents from Puget Island and the Cape Horn area commented on r...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 3, 2019

Cathlamet residents file recall petition for mayor, 3 councilors

A group of Cathlamet residents have filed petitions to hold recall elections for Mayor Dale Jacobson and Council Members Sue Cameron, Jean Burnham and Ryan Smith. Under Washington law, elected officials may be recalled for misfeasance or malfeasance...

 

Meals program at school addresses nutrition in overtaxed facilities

Wahkiakum School District is preparing meals for about 300 students every day. Sometimes twice a day. For some students, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school are the best chance they get to...

 

I-1639 will not save lives

To The Eagle: Eric Skemp’s letter last week about Sheriff Howie demonstrates the fallacy of Initiative 1639. The statement “No sales of assault weapons to people less than 21 years old” is powerful. Folks who did not read the initiative, or who...

 

We cannot put our heads in the sand

To The Eagle: Just saw the latest news that there were over 40,000 deaths last year from guns, more than half were suicides. And this is not an epidemic? Clearly we have to do something to protect our population. Our county commissioners want to try...

 

Pay should not be as high as a baseball player

To The Eagle: Some years ago I heard that there was a baseball player whose annual pay was more than the combined pay of all our U.S. congressmen and senators. At the time I thought that was a terrible comment on our nation’s value system. Now...

 

The Eagle's Second Poetry Corner

Hands © Jill Ross Each time I gaze lovingly at my hands I am awakened to my immortality. Once, those of a child Now leather like Spotted lines of time. They have worn the rings of friendship And of matrimony. And for now remain quite comfortable,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 3, 2019

CenturyLink outage affects 9-1-1, internet locally, nationwide

An equipment failure at a CenturyLink facility Thursday evening in Colorado caused local and nationwide outages to 9-1-1 dispatch centers, long distance telephone service and internet connections. CenturyLink reported the outage about 8:18 p.m....

 

American Legion Crab & Oyster Feed set for Jan. 26

FIRST COLUMN--Here we are already, writing the first column of a new year! Funny, but it seems like yesterday that I said the same thing, but nope, the year just really flew by and it's already 2019; wow! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department, work night, 7:30 p.m. Puget...

 

Downriver Dispatches

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...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 3, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 24 — 9:50 a.m. A deputy followed up on a report of abuse at a Cathlamet home. A youth had informed...

 

John Gorka returns to Astoria for radio benefit

One man on stage with a guitar can change the world. That's the way it is with world-renowned singer-songwriter John Gorka, who's been stopping audiences in their tracks with his magical take on contemporary folk music since the 1980s. Join Coast...

 

Free bereavement support group offered

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss at the James Avery Center for Grief Support, 1000 – 12th Ave., Longview, WA. The group meets Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m., from January...

 

WDFW approves 5-day razor clam dig starting January 2

The next round of evening razor clam digs will run Jan. 2-6 at Twin Harbors, along with openings at other beaches for the last three days. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on...

 

Hobart Thacker

Hobart Leroy Thacker, "Hoby" died at 95, on December 22, 2018 in Longview. He was born on October 30, 1923 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Garrett and Fannie (Leffler) Thacker. He graduated from Barnsdall,...

 

Birth notice

Mason Kristopher Bell was born in San Diego at 11:55 p.m., on December 24, just in time to share the Christmas Eve birthday with his great-grandfather, Howard Brawn, of Puget Island. This continues a 108-year long holiday tradition for the family:...

 

NCC to start new season

On January 10, North Coast Chorale (NCC) will start its new season of fun, camaraderie, a little work and, of course, lots of singing. This term, the Chorale will meet each Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 588 Franklin in...

 

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