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Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 2, 2019

More ideas appear at 2nd park planning

After gathering a few new ideas from citizens last Friday afternoon, members of the Cathlamet Town Council will proceed with planning the layout of a park at the former Butler Street parking lot. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 2, 2019

PUD discusses Skamokawa water service

Last Thursday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Directors held a special meeting at the Skamokawa Grange to speak with Skamokawa residents about a possible expansion to their water system and to listen to their concerns. The PUD learned a lot about...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 2, 2019

Artist sees her work as a way of seeing

Skamokawa resident Laurie Michaels is the featured artist at Tsuga Gallery for the month of May. Michaels and her husband moved to the area four years ago and two years ago after her art was...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    May 2, 2019

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

• Total spending of $52.4 billion • Includes levy lid lift for school districts and some tax increases OLYMPIA (April 28, 2019) —The Washington State Legislature adjourned minutes before its midnight deadline on April 28, ending its 105-day...

 

Electoral College designed to protect

To The Eagle: According to a recent letter, we bleeding heart liberals lack a sense of history, responsibility and appreciation for the wonders of the Electoral College. Let’s dispense with those delusions forthwith. The Electoral College was a...

 

No easy answers for gun violence

To The Eagle: Like any normal person, I'm disgusted and sickened by the gun violence and other assaults in our country and around the world. Not sure of the reasons although there are many more than ready to blame Trump and company. That would be...

 

Community support helps programs work

To The Eagle: The Cathlamet FFA and CTE program would like to take the time to thank our community for donating their time and animals to make our petting zoo a huge success. We would like to thank the following people: Robert and Naomi Schultz,...

 

Will the mayor show leadership?

To The Eagle: Richard Nixon accepted advice from his friends, or at least the guys on his side of the aisle, and resigned the presidency in August, 1974, saving the country from the continuation of a divisive imbroglio and a paralyzed government. To...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 2, 2019

School board hears reports, start bond planning

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on April 23 to hear updates on the commercial kitchen/fish processing center, talk about a coming bond measure, and more. Allen Bennett shared the design for the commercial kitchen/fish processing...

 

Mother's Day is coming up on May 12

NOT BAD--We had enough sunshine to mow the lawn this past weekend, although we had a few sprinkles the next day. However, I hear that was not the case in Cathlamet on Saturday morning as it was actually raining for a bit. Funny how a few miles can...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

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 Isl...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! It is already May. This is the start of our busy season. Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. We have several events happening this month. On May 5 the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation will hold its Cinco De Mayo dinner. Then on May 11 the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Giants hold benefit concert at Grange Last Thursday, Grays River Grange #124 had a concert with Giants in the Trees as their record release benefit concert to benefit Moon Mertz who has multiple scler...

 

Sheriff's Report, May 2, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: April 22 – 3:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who may have suffered a...

 

Lou Shofner

Lou Evans Shofner, 66, died after a long illness on April 22, 2019 at OHSU in Portland. She was a Puget Island resident for the past five years. Lou was born on December 1, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas to Jim and Mary (Tune) Evans. She graduated high schoo...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

This Saturday and every first Saturday of the month is photography club. If you have interest in learning about cameras, capturing beautiful snapshots or are simply trying to adopt a new hobby, this is a great chance to do all three. The club meets...

 

Art classes to be offered at Tsuga Gallery

The Tsuga Gallery will offer a series of creative classes the first Monday of each month. The class on Monday, May 6 will be "Come Paint With Leslie" from 6-7:30 p.m. Leslie Billington has lectured...

 

Women Run - A panel discussion at WHS

Three former women political candidates joined in as a non-partisan panel at Wahkiakum High School on April 29 to answer questions from students, promote women getting involved in politics, and civil...

 

Planning underway for 2019 Widows & Warriors

Plans for the 2019 Wahkiakum Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby, scheduled for August 26-27, began to take shape on Tuesday evening during the organizers' first meeting of the year. The event is in its fifth year and brings Wahkiakum County volunteers...

 

Men's ensemble to perform

A Mother’s Day performance featuring the Castle Rock Men’s Ensemble will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at the St. James Episcopal Church in Cathlamet. Twenty-two men’s voices blend in a variety of folk songs, gospel hymns, show tunes and...

 

White Cane Days to be held this weekend

The Wahkiakum Lions Club will hold their annual White Cane Days Campaign May 3-4. All funds collected are used to help people in the local area afford to have hearing aids and glasses and help with surgery if necessary....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 2, 2019

Broadband group seeks survey results

Representatives from Noanet and the Wahkiakum PUD gave members of the Broadband Committee an update on the project at a meeting on Monday night. In January, the PUD was awarded a $50,000 grant for a broadband feasibility study, according to General...

 

Johnson Park News

Johnson Park has a few special events coming up: Bingo Night is on May 11 from 6-8 p.m. There will be prizes and refreshments, mark your calenders and come on down. Also, if you noticed, this is Johnson Park News. At the April 17 board meeting, it...

 

Easter egg hunt prize winners

Lucky youngsters received prize baskets at the recent Wahkiakum Lions Club Easter Egg hunt. Pictured above, middle, is Korbin Barth, and below, middle row, l-r, Andrew Ogle and Cameron Funderburk,...

 

NCC to perform May 17

May brings North Coast Chorale performing again for the residents of the Pacific Northwest with more entertaining and insightful music. At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17th and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, the Chorale will present “Songs of the Earth...

 

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