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Articles from the June 4, 2015 edition

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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2015

Rods and Reels offers more than cars

Luckily, the sun came out for the 10th Annual Rods and Reels Rod Run at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa on Saturday as locals joined tourists in what was not only a showcase for cars and trucks and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 4, 2015

Funding discussion leads to hot exchange

How to increase revenue and what to do with it turned into a hot topic at Tuesday's meeting of the Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Mike Backman reported he wants to ask voters to approve a property tax levy to fund entities...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2015

PUD sees promotion, varied activities

The electric crew was on hand as Tuesday’s Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioner’s meeting opened to join the commissioners in congratulating PUD employee Kevin Vik on his promotion to journeyman lineman. Vik rose to the position after four...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 4, 2015

Commissioners hear clinic report, agree to advertise

Wahkiakum County commissioners handled a variety of business when they met Tuesday, including: --Dian Cooper, executive director of the Cowlitz Family Health Center, reported that the center is recruiting for new providers for the Cathlamet clinic....

 

Streetlights work starting

A contractor will begin next Monday replacing five streetlights along Cathlamet's Main Street. Town Public Works Superintendent Duncan Cruickshank said Tuesday that the work should take about five days. The contractor will replace the old poles and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2015

Family center dealing with funding shortage

After receiving a tenth of the funds that United Way usually supplies each year, St. James Family Center has renewed their commitment to their core programs and are relying on donors while looking down alternative avenues for money to sustain the oth...

 

Chloe Zimmerman, Naselle High School valedictorian

Chloe Zimmerman is the valedictorian for Naselle Grays River Valley High School's Class of 2015. This young woman with a keen mind and a love for books will attend Yale in the fall. Eventually, she...

 

Amethyst Wirkkala, Naselle High School salutatorian

Amethyst Wirkkala, salutatorian. It has a nice ring to it. So does Dr. Amethyst Wirkkala, anesthesiologist. The degree on which the Naselle/Grays River High School senior has set her sights will take...

 
 By Shannon Gildea    News    June 4, 2015

Everyone loves a parade; do you?

Now is the time to start prepping for our 2015 Bald Eagle Days Annual Community Parade. This year the theme is “The Mighty, Mighty Columbia River.” Put your thinking caps on, talk to your friends, family, and co-workers. Let’s get creative and...

 

Local students attend Cispus outdoor camp

Eighth grade students from John C. Thomas Middle School and Naselle Grays River attended the Cispus Outdoor Education Camp in Randle for three days during the second week of May. The event was organized by Wahkiakum Community Network’s Coalition...

 

Car show was a great success once again

WORK WEEK--At the start of this work week, it is definitely wet out there, so nobody has to go out and water the plants for a few days I guess. This dampness came on the heels of a very warm and toasty weekend, with Sunday being an especially muggy...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Lecture Series, Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St., 10 a.m. - Noon. Preschool Story & Craft Time, Cathlamet Library, 4 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Some good news I have to share is that incidents of thefts on Puget Island have plummeted in the past two months. One theft report of a boat motor was taken on East Little Island Road in May. The Sheriff's Office took only one theft report in the...

 

Graduation, end of school coming soon

News from Naselle: After 13 years of classes, homework, sports, and whatever other activities the students of the Class of 2015 has participated in, the new adventures of life are about to begin. This class has much to be proud of, classmates to...

 

Sheriff's Report, June 4, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: May 26 — 3:26 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was experiencing numbness in...

 

Quadcopter proves to be a challenging project

Luke Stacey, who recently moved to the midwest with his family, is a senior homeschool student who frequently took advantage of programs and opportunities offered at Wahkiakum High School. He...

 

Rostad graduates from WSU

Rebecca Rostad, the daughter of Bjarne and Katherine Rostad of Naselle (Deep River) has graduated from WSU with the high honor of Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Rebecca...

 

Nelson receives Masters in Theological Studies

Former Cathlamet resident Jamie Nelson received his Masters in Theological Studies degree May 22 at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, Calif. He is the son of Rick and Mary Ann...

 

Entertainment News

Farmers Market: Ned and Lulu Heavenrich will perform from 4-6 p.m. Friday, June 5 on the Up-Beet Stage. Open Mic from 3-4 p.m. 59 West Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call 360-560-3785. At River Mile 38 Brewing (formerly Drop...

 

Naselle-Grays River School to host teacher from China

Qingmei Wang from China has been awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the 2015 Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP). Qingmei will teach Chinese for a full academic year at Naselle-Grays River School. The...

 

Blood drawing set for June 17

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drawing June 17, 1-6 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church, Rosburg. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give...

 

Date correction on workshop offered for youth

On June 20 from 2-4 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners will host a free program for kids (K-9). Youth will experience the world of insects through this interactive workshop. Fun activities will give students a first-hand look at insects and they will learn...

 

Longview invites visitors to 25th annual international Festival

Longview invites visitors to 25th annual International Festival Lower Columbia College Student Center will be alive with the cultures from around the world Saturday, June 6 as the Ethnic Support Council puts on its 25th annual International Festival...

 

Wahkiakum Mule Golf

Wahkiakum Mule golfer Elliot Haney struck the ball very well on the second day at the WIAA State Golf Championship in Richland at Columbia Pointe Golf Course. Just like most of the eight kids from the southwest district, he never could capitalize on...

 

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