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Articles from the November 1, 2018 edition

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Port 1 restarts marina dredging project

Wahkiakum County Port 1 began their second season of dredging today (Thursday). The window for dredging is open from November 1 until February 28. The port will begin dredging at the fuel dock and mov...

 

Broadband committee ready to submit grant application

The Broadband Action Committee met on Monday evening to get an update from the Wahkiakum PUD, the lead agency on the project and hear from some locals about why this is a community issue. Wahkiakum PUD General Manager Dave Tramblie said that they...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 1, 2018

County budget: Good revenues and a suggestion for the Cathlamet library building

Wahkiakum county officials this week wrapped up initial steps in preparing their preliminary budgets for 2019. County commissioners met with department heads and others to go over requests line by line. Officials usually express concern that revenue...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 1, 2018

McEntire tackles Blake for 'cronyism'

As voters were preparing to return their vote by mail ballots this past week, a candidate for District 19 state representative faced late challenges. After a news story in the Chinook Observer reported Democrat incumbent Brian Blake has paid former...

 

Halloween lights

The spirit of Halloween reigns in the night at the Steve Powell residence on Jacobson Road in Rosedale. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Corrections/Clarifications

A letter to the editor in the Oct. 18 edition by Tony Cleveland incorrectly referred to a candidate for Congress. The correct name is Carolyn Long. Also, a story in that edition about Wahkiakum Mule football credited the touchdown to James Anderson...

 

Rewards are great for volunteering

To The Eagle: A book sale was held at Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday to raise money for the library. I would like to extend a huge thank you to some very dedicated and hard-working volunteers. On my way to the library, I noticed another...

 

Assessor, florist respond to Cressa letter

Last week's issue carried a letter to the editor by Karen Cressa taking Assessor Bill Coons to task for a floral bouquet delivered to her. She called the inscription on the accompanying card ("Love you too, Karen) "an offensive, condescending jibe."...

 

Schools across region support Carlson Strong

[Editor's note: Kaden Anderson is the executive liaison for the Wahkiakum High School student body. A sophomore, he has volunteered to write some articles about activities and other news from WHS. This is his first.] #Carlson Strong On September 7,...

 

Turn back clocks an hour on Sunday, November 4

MIXED--This past weekend saw us with some nice mornings but very wet late afternoons and evening hours. It was hard to believe that people were wearing short sleeved shirts and sandals on Saturday morning but by three in the afternoon, it was back...

 

Autumn rain

Rain did not diminish the beauty of an autumn walk along the Elochoman Slough on Sunday. Photo by Diana Zimmerman....

 

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...

 

I love our new store; holiday bazaar Saturday

Once again, it is so good to be home. Though it was not exactly a pleasure trip, I was able to spend some quality time with my kids and grand kids. News from Naselle: Sports schedule this coming week for the Naselle Comet teams: Today (Thursday),...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 1, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 22 — 9:58 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having a seizure. 1:57...

 

LCC Speech & Debate takes top CC honors at tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned first place in community college sweepstakes at the Boxer Rebellion speech and debate tournament, hosted by Pacific University on October 27-28. LCC has now placed in the top two...

 

Tree Lighting Saturday, Nov. 24

Submitted by Meg Morris, Chamber Director As always, the holiday season is starting to sneak up on us. Never fear, our annual Tree Lighting event will help you get into the holiday spirit! First, get out of the cold and do some holiday shopping at...

 

Toastmaster group forming

A group of people are starting a local Toastmasters Group to improve their leadership skills, speaking and listening skills in a peer supported setting. The meetings are held at noon on Mondays at the Hope Center (320 third) in Cathlamet. Two...

 

Lions Club honors McClain and Student of the Month

Lions Club President Terri Elfers had the honor of presenting Brian McClain with the G-WIZ award, from Past District Gov. Bill Karcher, for his extraordinary service to District 19-G of Lions Clubs International and offering "Winds Of Change" as...

 

Lady Mules punch ticket to state tourney

It must have been about four hours of passing, setting, and hitting but the Wahkiakum Mules went the distance and played 10 sets of volleyball on Tuesday night to earn a berth to the State 2B tournament in Yakima on November 8 and 9. District play...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    November 1, 2018

Mules blast Cardinals, start playoffs today

The Wahkiakum Mule football team got back on the winning track with a 41-22 win over the Winlock Cardinals last Friday. The win secured a third place finish for the Mules in the Central League's River Division and put them in a crossover playoff...

 

Cross Country

The season ended for the Wahkiakum High cross country team on Saturday at the District IV 1B/2B meet in Onalaska. Hoping for a spot at state, four Mule runners competed against teams from 26 schools in boys and girls 5,000 meter races. For the boys,...

 

Marian Lockwood Finely

Marian "Jean" Lockwood Finely, of Olympia, died October 18, 2018. She was born in July of 1929 to John and Clara Lockwood in Rainier, Ore. She was a graduate of Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet,...

 

Beverly Ferdina

Beverly Ann Hopkins Ferdina, 63, of Puget Island, died October 27, 2018 in Longview. She was born July 6, 1955 in Portland, Ore., the third child of John Alt Hopkins and DeLorys Mae Larison Hopkins....

 

Randy Nakonsky

Randy A. Nakonsky, 64, of Cathlamet, died October 20, 2018 at the Longview Hospice Center. He was born March 3, 1954 in Lebanon, Ore., to William and Nora (Donovan) Nakonsky. He graduated from Lebanon High School and earned an AA degree in Computer S...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. Come in during these hours to use the...

 

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