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Articles from the January 14, 2016 edition

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Life changes in an instant for Island man

Grant and Ashley Turner are back home on Puget Island and adjusting to life after an accident last summer changed everything for the young couple. The two had rented a houseboat on a lake in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2016

County seeking legislation for timberland transfer

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday signed a letter to Governor Jay Inslee requesting Inslee's assistance in upgrading the county's trust timberlands. In the past, the county has derived substantial revenue from state managed timberland....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2016

Ferry repair underway; back in service soon

Difficulty in obtaining parts has resulted in a delay in the anticipated repair of the ferry Oscar B, Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer announced last Thursday. On Jan. 5, Public Works officials said a shipyard had said that repairs...

 

Corps of Engineers should serve the people

To The Eagle: I have questions about the US Army Corps of Engineers. I understand that some homeowners that live along the Columbia River, especially in areas of Puget Island, Cathlamet and other locales I’m not aware of, are losing their homes...

 

Sullivan won't seek re-election

To The Eagle: Dear friends, I will not be seeking another term as the Pacific/Wahkiakum County Superior Court Judge. Therefore, in respect to those who are interested in filing for this position, I am announcing this decision well ahead of the...

 

Star program gives thanks

To The Eagle: A huge thank you to all the people of Wahkiakum County who gave of their time and to those who gave cash donations. Thank you to all of the people who took stars from our trees and fulfilled the wishes of the children in the program....

 

Volunteer says local officials are inclusive

To The Eagle: My views, opinions or motives have never been questioned, vetted nor suspected regarding my interests in volunteering with local community groups. I have asked to participate on some working committees and have been welcomed. I am...

 

Musician takes heretical approach to music

Local guitarist Doug Sheresh released his first album of original work in November and is already at work on his second. The music on the first album is described easily by its title, "Pretty Things...

 

Mule wrestling

Wahkiakum Mule wrestlers competed in the Kelso JV Boys and Girls Wrestling Tournament last Saturday. This is a tournament that attracts a huge crowd. Photos courtesy of Michael Joh...

 

Crab feed in Rosburg set for January 23

CRISPY--As this week began, we were seeing sunshine along with very nippy temperatures as we're down in the 20's and it's white with frost which is sparkling in the sunshine, so while it's cool out, it's sure pretty. Of course, I talked to a few peop...

 

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...

 

Center seeks tai chi, computer teachers

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week includes: Friday, boys and girls basketball with Oakville in Naselle at 4:15 p.m.; Tuesday, middle school boys basketball at Willapa Valley at 5:45 p.m., high school girls basketball at Lake...

 

Finnish Film Le Havre to run January 16

Writer and Director Aki Kaurismäki’s comedy-drama film Le Havre will be shown at the Appelo Archives Center on Saturday, January 16, at 11 a.m. Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and...

 

Sheriff's Report, January 14, 2016

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: January 4 — 8:06 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident after a fall. 12:50 p.m. A Skamokawa...

 

Chamber Crab & Oyster Feed set for Feb 20

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Crab & Oyster Feed at the Norse Hall on February 20. This will be the 31st year for this event. The Crab & Oyster Feed is a fundraising event for the Chamber. Funds raised at this dinner help to...

 

Blood drive scheduled for Jan. 21 in Cathlamet

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive January 21, 1-6 p.m., at Hotel Cathlamet, and volunteers are invited to donate. Any healthy person age 18 (age 16 or 17 with signed parental consent) and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to...

 

Wahkiakum Community Senior Center News

The next book club gathering will be held Friday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in the Wahkiakum Community Senior Center, 101 Main Street in Cathlamet. We each bring a brown bag lunch. This month’s book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Amazon.com books...

 

John Burdick

John Jackson “Jack” Burdick was born to Donald and Claire (Jackson) Burdick in Longview on April 17, 1946. He died on January 4, 2016 at his home in Cathlamet. He grew up in Cathlamet, graduating from Wahkiakum High School in 1964. He began work...

 

Bettie J. Venable

Bettie Jane Venable, 69, died January 9, 2016 at her Cathlamet home. She was born March 16, 1946 in Houston, Ark., to George and Lucelle (Porter) Venable. She was a loving and caring homemaker who enjoyed baking, spending time with her grandchildren...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2016

Flood control zone set for Cape Horn

Wahkiakum County officials are working with residents of the Cape Horn/Flandersville area to form a political entity to address erosion issues. The parties met Tuesday at the end of the weekly meeting of the board of county commissioners to set...

 

Cathlamet meeting set on siting gene bank for wild steelhead

State fish managers will hold a public meeting Jan. 21 in Cathlamet to discuss two options for establishing a wild steelhead gene bank in rivers and streams near the mouth of the Columbia River. Both options under consideration by the Washington...

 

Makey Makey has come to visit Cathlamet Public Library

Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? You can do those things with Makey Makey, which is advertised as letting you “Alligator clip the Internet to Your World.“ “Thanks to Washington’s State Library, the Cathlamet Public Library h...

 

Online forestry classes for Western Washington landowners start January 26

These classes will assist participants in writing their own simple forestry plan that may qualify them for property tax reductions or conservation cost-share grants. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., January 26 – March 8 with a...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music at River Mile 38 Brewing Company: Christine Darby will perform from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, January 16, on the Crow's Nest Stage during Live at Five. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662....

 

WIAA names Zach Brown basketball athlete of the week

Zach Brown, a sophomore, from Wahkiakum High School, was nominated by a community member and selected by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association staff on Wednesday as one of the Athletes of the Week for achievements in basketball. Brown...

 

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