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Articles from the October 3, 2019 edition

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Exchange student finds that attitude makes the difference

Story and photo by Diana Zimmerman Asia Taccori, an exchange student at Wahkiakum High School this year, knows two things for sure right now. One, it's cold. Two, life is as good as your attitude. She...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

County officials say junk car ordinance needs some teeth

There's change coming for Wahkiakum County's Solid wast Nuisance Ordinance. The county board of commissioners adopted the ordinance in 2016 to give the sheriff's office and Department of Health and Human Services regulations and processes to address...

 

WWII veteran heading to D.C. on honor flight

Cathlamet resident Tom Irving may be nearly 97 years old, but he isn't letting that stop him. Irving is headed to Washington D.C. this month along with the Puget Sound Honor Flight. "You're as young...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

DNR: County timber revenue on track to 10-year average

Wahkiakum County should receive $1.5 million this year from the harvest of timber from state managed timberlands, Department of Natural Resources foresters reported Tuesday. County officials rely on the revenue from timber trust harvests to support...

 

PCA announces quilt winner name

To The Eagle: Thursday evening, September 26, we drew the winning ticket for the Pioneer Center Association quilt raffle. I am happy to announce Pearl Blackburn won the beautiful quilt donated by the River City Strippers to aid the PCA in...

 

Keep out of other people's lives

To The Eagle: Two weeks ago I read in the sheriff’s report, not once but twice, complaints were filed against law-abiding citizens because do-gooder(s) thought some animals were too skinny. One was old and both were found well-cared for. I see the...

 

The country's festering problem is indentified

To The Eagle: My neighbor’s recent commentary that “ we jes cain’t figure out how it would be good fer us” to protect women’s health care and reproductive rights, enact necessary reasonable gun control measures, free our health care system...

 

Denmark's way works; the US is wonderful

To The Eagle: As in my last letter, I usually refrain from name-calling or using others’ names, I will continue to do so, as I respect other peoples’ opinions. As I’m an immigrant, learning the language, beginning at 13, I will also not...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 3, 2019

Assessor reports that property assessments increase in 2019

Wahkiakum County land owners can expect to see their property tax assessments increase, Assessor Bill Coons announced this week. Coons said the assessed value of the county increased 11.8 percent this year, by $57.4 million. Part of that was new...

 

State Parks collecting oral histories of eruption

To commemorate next year’s 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, Washington State Parks is looking for people who were affected by this major event in Washington state’s history. Over the next few months, staff from the Mount St....

 

Covered Bridge Dinner will be held Saturday

COOL START--In West Valley, it was a very foggy and very chilly 32 degrees at the beginning of this week, which was also the last day of September, so it feels like our Winter showed up a little bit early to me! SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthd...

 

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. CathlameTones, Hotel Cathlamet, 6 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Ghosts of Grays River: The Jesse Baker Jr. Saga, Part II Grays River has been home to some of the most illustrious people who for the most part have become unknown to but a few. This all changed for...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 3, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 23 – 9:52 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that she was being stalked and harassed by the manager...

 

McKeen passes the Washington State Bar exam

Clallam County District Court Judge Dave Neupert administered the Oath of Attorney to Holly (Graham) McKeen who recently passed the Washington State Bar examination. She is now serving as a Deputy...

 

LCC speech & debate starts promising season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result at the Fran Tanner Open tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho on...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., the Photography Club will meet. This club meets once a month on the first Saturday of the month and is hosted by Diana Zimmerman. On Monday, Oct. 7 from 9-10 a.m., a 1-hour informational session on a business planning...

 

Deployment drill of MFSA set for today

The Maritime Fire & Safety Association (MFSA) will conduct an equipment deployment drill of its oil spill response resources on Thursday, October 3 on the Columbia River near Cathlamet. This drill is a critical component of the MFSA Vessel Response...

 

Lady Mules dump T-wolves, Lady Loggers

The Wahkiakum Mules volleyball team added two more games to their win column this week. The Lady Mules hosted Morton/White Pass on Tuesday, and beat the Timberwolves in three sets: 25-13, 26-24, and...

 

WHS Cross Country

The Wahkiakum Mules cross country runners competed in two events over the past week. The team traveled to Toledo last Tuesday, to compete in the Bob Nollan Classic Trail Race at Lewis and Clark State Park with four other 2B schools. There were 35...

 

Comets win again

The Naselle Comets boosted their record to 4-0 with a 62-0 win over the Taholah Chitwins last Friday. They host 3-0 Neah Bay this Friday in a game scheduled to start at 5 p.m....

 

School Sports

2019 Warriors Football Schedule October 10 at MWP 6 p.m. 2019 Warriors Volleyball Schedule October 7 at Kalama 5 pm 9 MWP 5 pm Home games in bold face. Mule Cross Country October 15 at Mossyrock 4 p.m. Mule Volleyball October 8 at Mossyrock 10 Adma...

 
 By Rick Nelson    Sports    October 3, 2019

Mules lose to No. 1; face Vikes Friday

First seventh. Then sixth, followed by third and now, last Friday, first. That's the pre-league schedule for the Wahkiakum Mule football team this year: A young team gaining experience at the hands...

 

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