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Articles from the April 9, 2014 edition


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  • Mule athletes fare well in Thursday meet

    Diana Zimmerman, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    The Wahkiakum Mules hosted their only home track and field event of the year last Thurseday. For the boys, Austin Burns took third in the 100 meters with a time of 11.95, and Nevan Bingham came in fifth with a time of 12.22. Burns also took third in the 200 meters clocking in at 25.51. In the 110 meter hurdles, Carl Kolditz finished third with a time of 20.15. Kolditz also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 29’3”. Ethan Cothren came in fifth place in the shot put, tossing it 36...

  • Mules split doubleheader

    Apr 9, 2014

    Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum Mule baseball team traveled to Adna and split a double header with the Pirates. The Mules lost the first game 1-7. Travis Wegdahl got a hit, a stolen base and an RBI. Mason Mackey had two hits and two stolen bases. Cody Terpsma also had two hits. The Mules won the second game 7-5. Zach Brown was at the mound all seven innings. He struck out 13, had two walks and allowed five hits. On offense he hit a double and got an RBI. Gunnar Blix hit a double, a single and had two RBIs. Seth Doumit had a hit and brought in two...

  • High School Golf

    Nick Vavoudis, Coach|Apr 9, 2014

    The Wahkiakum Mule golf team posted an incomplete score and lost to Northwest Christian who posted a 209. Two of the Mules were late to school and were unavailable for the match. The Mules that did play finished first, second and third in the nine-man field. Austin Good medaled with a 37; Elliot Haney 42 and Brady LaBerge shot 45. The next match is at home on April 17 against Adna....

  • Hosanna Musicale Sunday at 2 p.m.

    Kay Chamberlain, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    NICE START--As this work week begins, it is simply gorgeous outside. As I stood in the sunshine without a drop of wind around me on Monday afternoon, I was actually feeling pretty toasty out there, and beings I haven't felt that warm outside for ages, I'm pretty sure it was the warmest day of the year so far. It was a great day for getting that lawn mowed, I know that! The forecasters said we were due to have a little more rain between that sunny day and when you read this, but then it looks like we'll have a nice stretch of dry weather, so...

  • Sheriff's Report, April 10, 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 31 – 10:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale residence to aid an ailing elderly man. 1:59 p.m. A Deep River resident complained about a barking dog. 4:06 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a suicidal individual. 8:18 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Rosburg residence to aid a young woman who was vomiting and had abdominal pain. April 1 – 1:36 a.m. The Cathl...

  • Sue E. Sullivan

    Apr 9, 2014

    Susan Eileen Sullivan, 63, of Kelso passed away Nov. 8, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center. Her obituary was published in The Eagle November 26, 2013. She was born to Victor and Audrey (Moonen) Anderson at Cowlitz General Hospital in Longview April 12, 1950. A celebration of Sue’s life is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sue’s birthday, April 12 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Kelso. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or the Community Home Health & Hospice....

  • Student organizing WHS alumni hoops game

    Apr 9, 2014

    For her senior project, Wahkiakum High School student Maya Stanley has organized a Men’s Alumni Basketball Game to raise money for the Lady Mules basketball program. The event is scheduled for April 26 at 6 p.m. at the high school. There is no charge to attend, but donations are encouraged. Youth teams coached by teacher and former college basketball player Tiffany Niemeyer will face each other at half time. There will also be concessions, a silent auction and Mule Bingo. The two alumni teams will be represented by former Mule players from t...

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Sheriff Mark Howie|Apr 9, 2014

    I want to start by giving my thanks and appreciation to all the Telecommunicators (911 dispatchers) that work for the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office. They do a fantastic job as the important and vital link on the other end of the call you make in emergencies, urgent medical crisis, or basic direction in times of need. They are the life line for you when you need a deputy, fire fighter, or medical personnel. I applaud the job they all do for the community. Unique to our county, all but one of the Sheriff's Office dispatchers are cross...

  • Raised bed gardens to be discussed

    Apr 9, 2014

    On April 29 at 6 p.m., Cowlitz County Master Gardener Jon Griffin will discuss the benefits of using a raised bed for a vegetable garden. Griffin will discuss the benefits of a raised bed and how to manage a garden in a raised bed to lengthen the garden season. Participants may be able to take home a 4x8 foot raised bed from the class. Cost of the class is $200 per raised bed purchased. The bed can be delivered for Cowlitz County residents. One must pre-registrar by April 25. The program, sponsored by Washington State University Extension,...

  • Public expresses frustration over elk hoof rot

    Diana Zimmerman, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    A panel of representatives from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) met with locals last Wednesday to give an update on their work to diagnose the disease that is causing hoof rot in populations of Willapa and Mount St. Helen’s elk. The agency’s review was met with frustration, skepticism and fear that too little was being done and too many healthy elk would pay the price of current management decisions. According to Sandra Jonker, a regional wildlife manager for the WDFW, five...

  • Local artists performing operatic program

    Apr 9, 2014

    Local musicians Kyleen Austin, Andrew Emlen and Kathleen Petersen will perform an Evening of Operatic Songs on April 19, 7 p.m., at the Inn at Skamokawa Great Room located at 957 Steam Boat Slough Road. Tickets are $17 in advance and $18 at the door. Sandi and Francois Rieder are sponsoring this event and hope to see more classical music here in the future. “We are very excited to bring this type of concert back to Wahkiakum County,” said Francois Rieder, the event's organizer. “We think this is something special because all the music...

  • Learn about school gardens

    Apr 9, 2014

    On Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m., Ian Thompson, Director of Lower Columbia School Gardens, will share successes, challenges and opportunities of developing and sustaining school gardens, getting kids outside digging in the mud, noticing, observing and learning about critters in the compost, pollinators at the flowers and whatever other natural life presents itself. Come hear how participating in planning, planting, weeding, watering, composting, harvesting, selling, cooking and eating actual vegetables (and fruit) impacts students and...

  • Kindergarten registration set for April 15

    Apr 9, 2014

    All parents of students that will start kindergarten in the Fall of 2014 are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Family Center. There will be child care provided at no cost to make it easier for parents to attend. Packets for kindergarten registration will be shared. This meeting is for all families of kindergarten eligible students, even if they are not enrolled at the Family Center. This will be an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have. At this time there will also be a discu...

  • Hook the "hawgs"!

    Diana Zimmerman, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    The parking lot and camping grounds were full at the Cathlamet Marina as more than 80 people signed up to compete in last weekend’s second annual Hook the Hawg Derby sponsored by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Six individuals came away with prizes, which included four poles handmade by Cathlamet dentist Dr. Doug Martin. A second cash prize of $100 was added after two people tied for fifth place. “It was nice to see more locals involved this year,” Ashley Turner of the Chamber of Comme...

  • Health center, county health department to study co-location

    Rick Nelson, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    Wahkiakum County's Health Department may someday share quarters with the Cowlitz Family Health Center Clinic. Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday affirmed their interest in seeing the Health and Human Services Department (H&HS) explore the concept, called co-locating. H&HS has a split campus, with administrators and the health department located in the courthouse annex and mental health, chemical dependency and similar services offered at the campus on Elochoman Valley Road. H&HS staff area already considering how the Elochoman Campus...

  • Commissioners discuss fish recovery issues

    Rick Nelson, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business when they met Tuesday. The board held a public hearing to collect comment on an upgraded watershed management plan for Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties. The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board is leading the update of the plan, which is required by Washington's Watershed Management Act, and which has a goal of enhancing water conditions for salmon populations. Executive Director Jeff Breckel said the upgrade would have little impact on stream basins in Wahkiakum County. There are...

  • Sexual assault awareness is an important topic

    Apr 9, 2014

    To The Eagle: April is designated as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault has been getting a lot of attention lately, from college campuses to the military to the nation’s capital and even on the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey.” I hope this attention will start a much needed conversation about sexual assault in our communities and homes. This is an issue that should concern all of us because any of us or our family members can be victims or perpetrators. According to President Barack Obama, “Sexual assault is an affront...

  • Are you willing to become an acceptable risk?

    Apr 9, 2014

    To The Eagle: What is it like to live near an LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage tank? Ask the families of Plymouth, WA who were evacuated from their homes this week. Emergency responders evacuated a two mile radius around the leaking LNG storage tank caused by a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion. Let's see - what lies within two miles of the six times larger LNG terminal proposed for Warrenton, OR? Warrenton Elementary School, Coryell's Child Care Center, Warrenton Head Start, Fred Myer and the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department....

  • Valley Center looking for more hands

    Trudy Fredrickson, Wah. Co. Eagle|Apr 9, 2014

    News from Naselle Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams for the coming week: Monday-fast pitch and baseball at Taholah at 4 p.m.; Wednesday-middle school track at Ocosta at 3:30 p.m.; Thursday-track at North Beach at 3:30 p.m. Go Comets!! There will be a meeting for those interested in the Running Start Program on Tuesday, 6 p.m. This meeting will provide information about the program. Here’s a reminder for parents and guardians of toddlers through 3rd grade kiddos to bring them to the Naselle High School football field on April 19 at 1...

  • Naselle student wins book cover design contest

    Apr 9, 2014

    Emma Colombo, 5th grade student at Naselle-Grays River Valley School, was the winner of the 2014 Premium Book Cover Design Contest for the Pacific County Fair. Her design will be used for the cover of the 2014 Exhibitor’s Guide and the original artwork will be framed and on display at the fair to be held August 20-23....

  • Naselle chruch marks 120 years

    Apr 9, 2014

    7 marks the 120th year as a congregation for the Naselle Lutheran Church and April 26th as the annual Salad Luncheon. The event is slated for 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. An array of salads will be available for a donation of $7.00. The Lutheran bakers provide traditional bake sale goods as well as the Finnish pulla, prune tarts and breads. Alfred Simukka has been busy tending tomato plants and will have a number of varieties ready for Spring planting. The quilting group has been active and several quilts will be offered as well as craft items by...

  • Kindergarten registration set for April 15

    Apr 9, 2014

    All parents of students that will start kindergarten in the Fall of 2014 are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Family Center. There will be child care provided at no cost to make it easier for parents to attend. Packets for kindergarten registration will be shared. This meeting is for all families of kindergarten eligible students, even if they are not enrolled at the Family Center. This will be an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have. At this time there will also be a discu...

  • Fibbers wanted for storytelling workshop

    Apr 9, 2014

    Are you a natural-born liar, more politely called a "good storyteller”? Have you always wanted to learn the tricks of convincingly stretching the truth? Professional storyteller Leslie Slape, winner of last year's Tall Tales contest, will teach the art of fabrication in preparation for the second annual Tall Tales Contest. This free storytelling workshop will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Sat, April 12, at Teague's Interiors, 1267 Commerce Ave., Longview. The second annual Tall Tales and Persuasive Speech Contest, co-sponsored by Early Words T...

  • Birth Notice

    Apr 9, 2014

    Josh and Aimee Hoyt of Spokane Valley, WA announce the arrival of their son Jaxton Daniel Hoyt. He was born at 3:47 a.m. on March 23, 2014 weighing 6-lbs, 12-oz., and he was 19” long. Maternal grandparents are Pam Abena of Cathlamet and Tim Abena of Kodiak, Alaska. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Sarah Hoyt of Spokane Valley....

  • At The Library

    Carol Blix, Librarian|Apr 9, 2014

    Preschool Story Times are now offered at the Cathlamet Public Library on Thursdays at 2:15 p.m, beginning today (April 10). Parents are encouraged to bring young children who would enjoy sitting with them in a small group to experience a great picture book each week. Preschool parents were offered a choice of two days and times, with Thursdays selected as the unanimous choice. April 13-19 is National Library Week. The library is a great resource for searching out that elusive bit of information on the Internet, learning the intricacies of a...

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