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Articles from the October 4, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Changes in store for recycling plastics

International affairs have caught up with Wahkiakum County's recycling program. The county, subsidized by state funding, operates the program that collects cans, paper, cardboard and plastics. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Body of man found in river identified as Puget Island man

[Editor: This story has been updated to include more detail.} The body of a man found in the Columbia River last month has been identified as Puget Island resident Joe Abeyta. Clatsop County Dr. JoAnn Giuliani said late Friday afternoon that...

 

Couple comes to Elochoman Valley with dream of a Renaissance town

"A unique welcome awaits you," says one sign greeting visitors to Cathlamet. J.D. and Shira Honoré certainly got that. Most of it has been curious, kind, and respectful, according to J.D., but he is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

County planning commission receives shoreline update

The Wahkiakum County Planning Commission last Thursday accepted a proposed update of the county's shoreline management program from the county commission's Real Property Rights Advisory Committee. Planners had recommended approval of a document in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 4, 2018

Renaissance town proponents speak at county commission

` Proponents of a Renaissance theme cooperative farm in the Elochoman Valley presented their plans to concerned neighbors Tuesday before the county board of commissioners. JD Honoré and his wife, Shira, purchased a farm from Margaret and Dale...

 

Writer choose McClain based on integrity

To The Eagle: The word most often used in the assessor’s race between the incumbent, Bill Coons and the challenger, Brian McClain, is experience. There is another word that needs to be added to the discussion – integrity. Follow the storyline:...

 

Writer responds

To The Eagle: Last week's writer Mr. Watts doesn't know me and I don’t know him. I would never assume something about him because I have no idea who he is. I pay property taxes on two separate pieces of real estate, along with personal property...

 

We live in interesting times

To The Eagle: We do live in interesting times. Our little county is forever trying to find more revenue to the point of being willing to strip our mountains of every tree of a ‘certain' size, ever smaller of course. Replacing the trees bound for...

 

Assessor has all the right skills for the job

To The Eagle: Due to our various parcels we own, I have made several trips to the assessor’s office. Every time my visits are always friendly and welcomed. Bill Coons and Marsha, along with their co-workers, have treated me with the utmost respect...

 

Use your own words

To the Eagle: By now, most of you are aware of the large, negative, political ad that was published in last weeks paper and paid for by Bill Coons, which featured my name and parts of a column that I wrote several years ago. You may also be aware of...

 

Former auditor supports Nicci Bergseng

To The Eagle: The job of county auditor includes five departments, Dept. of Licensing, recordings, accounts payable, elections and HR/payroll. When I hired Nicci Bergseng I knew she would be the perfect fit for the job and when I retired last year I...

 

Oregon officer comments on sheriff's campaign

To The Eagle: I want to take this opportunity to address what I feel is misinformation being directed at Wahkiakum Sheriff's Office candidate Graham Phalen. That misinformation relates to allegations and inferences that Phalen, while employed as a li...

 

Baccillierri owns property here

To The Eagle: Several items in last week’s Eagle beg response, but we’ll keep it in the realm of general information and elucidation since our editor has adopted the Wehrfritz Commandment limiting specific political criticisms to one shot: For...

 

Howie has been good for the county

To The Eagle: A number of years ago when former Sheriff, Jon Dearmore, brought Mark Howie in as his under sheriff, it was one of the best things that could have happened for Wahkiakum County. Mark Howie brought with him big city experience and...

 

Endorsement for Howie

To The Eagle: A few words spring to mind when I’m asked about Sheriff Mark Howie. Before we get into that, let me share with you how I came to my understanding of what is true leadership. I was 25 when I joined the Army. Our country was at war....

 

Bill Coons has the necessary experience

To The Eagle: Everyone knows real property value. They’re all experts. No different than all the Monday-morning quarterbacks who are out there. But the problem is, they don’t. Assessing real property value for banks or for county taxation is...

 

New exhitbit to open October 13 at Redmen Hall

WAS GORGEOUS--The weather at the end of the work week last week, was just like Summer, sunny and warm and just plain gorgeous. The weekend began cloudy however and by evening time, we wound up being quite wet. On Sunday we had a little more dampness...

 

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...

 

Covered Bridge Dinner tickets are sold out

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week: Thursday, high school JV volleyball in Naselle with Knappa at 6 p.m.; Friday is Homecoming for high school football in Naselle with Neah Bay at 6 p.m. Good luck Comets! Monday, middle school...

 

Cranberrian Fair to be held at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry will be held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake Street, Ilwaco on October 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Foods, crafters, local artists, and more will showcase the...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 4, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: September 24 — 12:09 a.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance. 2:22 p.m. A welfare check was requested...

 

African children's choir performing next Monday

Editor's Note: The article misstates the day of the event in the print edition. The choir is performing on Monday, not Tuesday. The African Children’s Choir is coming to Rosburg next Monday. The choir is made up of nine girls and eight boys...

 

Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announces next meeting

The next Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce member meeting will be held Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m., at Patty Cake’s Café & Roasting in Cathlamet. This is an open public meeting and they welcome anyone who wants to contribute to the betterment...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. Open to students. Looking for volunteers and...

 

Christian comedian in Castle Rock

Coming to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 312 First Avenue S.W. in Castle Rock on October 10 at 7 p.m., comedian Brad Stine does not use profanity or sexual humor because of his conservative Christian faith. He has been described as "a clean Denis Leary,"...

 

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