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Articles from the March 19, 2015 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2015

Community gathers to welcome Oscar B.

The weather was wet but spirits were high as a large crowd gathered Saturday at the Puget Island ferry landing to celebrate the arrival of the Oscar B. The ferry is named after Puget Island resident...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2015

Commissioners table Island sand permit

Property owners along Puget Island's East Sunny Sands left Tuesday's meeting of the county board of commissioners in a good mood. Facing erosion of their beach front property, they went to the meeting to oppose commission approval of a shoreline...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 19, 2015

Council upholds moratorium, considers vacation

The Cathlamet town council maintained a building moratorium, discussed a possible street vacation and acted on other business when it met Monday evening. Scott Espedal, owner of some lots in the Columbia Ridge Estates development off Glengate Loop...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2015

Port 1 acts on varied issues

At last Thursday’s Wahkiakum Port District 1 meeting, commissioners approved a resolution that will allow the sale of two abandoned vessels and discussed marina security, adding electric for a potential vendor and parking issues. In December,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2015

PUD crew handles single storm outage

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners made quick work of business at their meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Dennis Reid took a couple minutes to show his appreciation for PUD crews. “I’d like to congratulate the water department,” Rei...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2015

Shakespeare comes to Wahkiakum

Students at Wahkiakum High School were in for a treat this week when actors from The Seattle Shakespeare Company arrived for a two day visit to give workshops and perform Macbeth. Two actors,...

 

What will you do?

To The Eagle: If Wahkiakum County is cut off from the rest of the world due to some sort of disaster, manmade or natural, what will you do? If you have to evacuate, where will you go and how will you get there? If you can’t evacuate, will you have...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2015

Students plant trees along Elochoman

On Monday, 12 Wahkiakum High School students, along with teachers Jeff Rooklidge and Kyle Hurley, helped staff from the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Conservation District plant 900 alder, hemlock, cedar and spru...

 

Contractors, volunteers and the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge to the rescue

The Julia Butler Hansen Refuge is home to the Columbian White-tailed Deer. Its 6,000 acres of woodlots, swamps, marshes, pastures and brushy woodlots provide shelter and food for them. Deer need a variety of habitats because they feed on both...

 

Walk for Respect set for April 4

The Arc of Cowlitz County will hold its third annual “Walk for Respect” Saturday, April 4 at Lake Sacajawea. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Lions Club Picnic Shelter, and the walk will start at 10 a.m. The Walk for Respect honors...

 

Redmen Hall closed on March 22 only

NICE/NASTY/NICE--At the end of last week we had a couple of really nice summer-like days and folks were out in shorts and tank tops and mowing their lawns and really soaking up the nice weather. Then the weekend showed up, along with the "Pineapple...

 

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. Rosburg Community Club, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, R...

 

Community calendar is full of fun events

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week include: Thursday, track at South Bend at 3:30 p.m.; Friday, fast pitch and baseball at Ocosta at 4 p.m.; Tuesday, fast pitch and baseball with Wahkiakum in Naselle at 4 p.m.;...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 19, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 9 — 8:15 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident found cows in his yard and called the Sheriff’s Department...

 

Spaghetti Feed Saturday at GRVC at Johnson Park

On Saturday, March 21, from 5-8 p.m., the Grays River Valley Center will hold their third annual spaghetti dinner for $12 per person with kids under eight half price. This is a fundraising event with proceeds slated for upkeep of the center. The...

 

FOS to hold membership meeting on Sunday

Friends of Skamokawa will hold their official yearly membership meeting at 3 p.m. on March 22, at Redmen Hall. The business meeting will be followed by Author Irene Martin, who will speak about an article she wrote for the Columbia Magazine...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 19, 2015

Students raise funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Doernbecher Week, the annual fund raising event at Wahkiakum School District put on by the Key Club to benefit Doernbecher's Children's Hospital in Portland, got started last Friday. Freshmen Cody...

 

Burt celebrates 107th birthday

Longtime Cathlamet resident Margaret Burt celebrated her 107th birthday on Friday surrounded by friends old and new. "It took a long time to get here," she drily told a caregiver while she took in...

 

Bernace LaMoyne Wolcott

The loving, kind, wise, intelligent matriarch of our family, Bernace LaMoyne Gillett Wolcott, joined our Lord on March 8, 2015. She was born November 13, 1919 in Boise, Idaho to Roy Albert Gillett and...

 

Lawrence I. "Larry" Goodell

Lawrence Irving Goodell, 79, of Astoria, Oregon, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2014 with his wife and children by his side at OHSU. He was born in Astoria, Oregon on January 21, 1935 to...

 

Mary Jacobson

Mary Katrina Johanne Jacobson, 92, passed to our God's Heavenly home on March 12, 2015. She was born in Vega, Norway, February 17, 1923 to Hilda and August Wegdahl. Mary traveled to the United States...

 

Arianna N. Lundin

Arianna Nichole Lundin, seven, of Cathlamet, passed away at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland on March 9, 2015. She was born in Longview on July 12, 2007 to Steven Lundin and Brittiny Curl. She attended J.A. Wendt Elementary School and was in seco...

 

Book sale set for April 17-18

The Blanche Bradley Memorial Library Foundation will hold its first book sale of the year on April 17-18. Now is the time to donate used books. They may be dropped off at the library during regular library hours, Tuesday through Friday from 2-5 p.m....

 

Former coach leaves lasting impact on players

Post season basketball tournaments bring players old and new together, and Eagle writer Diana Zimmerman caught up with her former coach and Mule players. Photos and story by Diana Zimmerman "The...

 

From the desk of the JA Wendt PTO

Happy Spring Everyone! Just a couple of things going on for the rest of this month and some doings for the upcoming month. We are pleased to announce that the JA Wendt PTO Talent Show will be held this Friday the 20th of March at 6 p.m. Tickets are...

 

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