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Articles from the June 1, 2017 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 1, 2017

Electrical failure parks the Oscar B.

The failure of an electrical panel controlling a steering mechanism forced the ferry Oscar B. to cease service last Thursday. Wahkiakum County Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said a replacement...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Graduation ceremonies underway this week

Spring is in full swing and for lots of local students, it’s time to graduate. With baccalaureate and their Evening of Excellence behind them, Naselle High School seniors are enjoying a three day trip to Sunriver. This weekend they will take their...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Raja Estes: NHS valedictorian

Raja Estes is valedictorian for the 2017 Naselle/Grays River School District's Class of 2017. She will graduate with a 3.96, a GPA which she maintained while attending Running Start classes at...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 1, 2017

Kyryn Jacot: NHS salutatorian

With a GPA of 3.92, Kyryn Jacot is the salutatorian for Naselle/Grays River Valley School District's Class of 2017. Jacot was accepted to Central Washington University, where she plans to study...

 

Memorial Day

Above, a crowd gathered to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country at a Memorial Day service on Monday morning. Lower right, a local youth played Taps at the...

 

Writer issues challenge for current events debate

To The Eagle: I declare myself in response to Howard Brawn’s and in support of J.B. Bouchard’s recent letters to The Eagle. I am perhaps brain dead and I have been irresponsible as a citizen of the United States not to insure that Trump would not...

 

Writer happy to suggest valuable readings in history

To The Eagle: I feel like Mike Swift just shouted in my face without really saying much beyond a few tired platitudes [Letters To The Editor, May 25, 2017 edition]. He might consider expressing an original idea once in a while. No sense in my...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    June 1, 2017

Mules place 3rd in state baseball

On Saturday, a young Wahkiakum Mule baseball team beat Napavine 14-8 and claimed the third place title in the state tournament at Wheeler Field in Centralia. "Against Napavine we smashed the ball and...

 

Track and Field

Comettes claim state championship Lillian Zimmerman’s third throw in the shot put was enough to bring home a first place medal at the State 1B Track and Field Meet in Cheney, which took place last weekend. The throw of 35-04.75 was also a new...

 

Tugs scramble for ocean rescue

The Coast Guard coordinated assistance for the disabled tug Mauna Loa who became disabled and began to drift towards the Washington coast on May 23. The 113-foot Mauna Loa along with their 320-foot barge were met by the crew of tug vessel Lauren...

 

Rods & Reels show on Saturday at Fairgrounds

A MIX--We had some pretty warm days last weekend, but by the time you read this, it's supposed to have cooled down and maybe even rained, so we have really had some "yo-yo" weather around here lately! Umbrellas for shade one day and wearing...

 

Calling all creative citizens

Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall and other active artists are calling for all local people (all ages) to create a piece of art, photograph, poetry that will show what they think is so special and valuable about the Columbia River, and/or the...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall,...

 

Blood drive is coming up fast

After I posted my column last week from California telling everyone how hot it was, the weather took a turn to cooler. The rest of my trip was in the high seventies and low eighties. Nobody wanted me to leave, because apparently I brought the nice...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 1, 2017

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: In a four-day holiday emphasis patrol, officers issued 203 warnings to drivers for issues such as speed, dysfunct...

 

Shanghaied in Astoria seeking more actors

The Astor Street Opry Company is looking for a few good men and women to play in this season of Shanghaied in Astoria with no experience necessary and minimal show commitment. Only those 17 years and older may participate. The Astor Street Opry...

 

Jobs change lives!

Goodwill and Northwest Motors Sales and Service (NWMS) have just celebrated the completion of a 3-month Industrial Training pilot program designed for next generation workers to learn living wage industrial trades. This is a new and unique program,...

 

Farmers market opens

A crowd showed up for the 13th opening day of the Puget Island Farmer's Market on Friday. There was produce, cheese from two creameries, handcrafted breads, grass fed beef and lamb, homemade jams,...

 

Obsession with cleaning leads to new business

Dana Hamp is no friend to dirt. "Dirt fears me," she laughed. "I've always been into cleaning, even when I was a child. I call it cleaning therapy." Hamp's family moved to the Naselle area the same...

 

Ray Prestegard

Ray Elton (Teed) Prestegard died May 18, 2017 at the hospice center in Longview. He was born April 14, 1935 on Puget Island to Archie and Ethel (Nepsund) Prestegard, with his twin brother Roy. He lived on Puget Island and in Cathlamet and attended...

 

Death Notice for Doris Takko

Doris A Takko, 72, of Skamokawa, died on May 27, 2017 at St. John Medical Center. There will be a celebration of her life at the Skamokawa Grange at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 17. Dowling Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Full obituary to follow...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, June 2, at Puget Island Farmers Market, The Mutineers (Brian Mathusek and Mary Young) will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785. On...

 

Coming Events

Don’t forget that this Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00-12:00, will be our first Computer Class! These are free and offered by Goodwill. They will be here every first Wednesday of the month. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn basic skills...

 

Announcing: The return of summer lunches

Last summer a group of volunteers set off for a tremendous adventure. Their goal was to offer free summer lunches after summer school. During their 26 days of cooking and serving lunches, they encountered wonderful experiences: Sheriff Howie came to...

 

Wahkiakum Events

June 3 Rods & Reels Car Show Skamokawa: Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Lee Tischer – 360 430-4377 3 Naselle High School Graduation 9 Wahkiakum High School Graduation 10 Flea Market 9-3 p.m. Skamokawa: Wahkiakum Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler – 360 795-3480...

 

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