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Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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Challenging media interest artist

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa is currently featuring artist Beth Bailey's work. Art was always a family affair for Bailey. Her mother was an oil painter and her grandmothe...

 

School board acts on career/tech policy

The Wahkiakum School District (WSD) Board of Directors listened to reports and approved several items at their October meeting on Tuesday. Policy 2170, regarding Career and Technical Education, has been under discussion for a couple months. It was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 25, 2018

Cothren, Mora meet director of WSU elk hoof rot research

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Dan Cothren and Dr. Boone Mora, a retired public health officer living in Skamokawa, traveled to Toutle last week to meet Dr. Margaret Wild, who has been selected to lead Washington State University’s research into...

 

Campaign dirt is getting out of control

The general election campaigning continues to boil and bubble. Among last Friday's bulk mail was an ad urging District 19 voters to write in Teresa Purcell's name instead of voting for either Republican Jim Walsh or Erin Frasier for district...

 

Let's keep our county great!

To The Eagle: It’s election time and once again we have a slate of candidates on the ballot for us to choose from. Rose and I support all our current county office holders for re-election. They have served us, the citizens of Wahkiakum County,...

 

The system will endure; the sky will not fall

To The Eagle: Has Bill Coons come unhinged? Politicians have to acquire thicker skins than the rest of us when they run for office. However, Mr. Coons has stooped to singling me out for the letters that I have written to this paper criticizing his...

 

McClain's final words

To The Eagle: As the campaign season comes to end, I am told this will be the last week the paper will accept letters to the editor. Therefore, I want to take a few minutes to ensure that the record is set straight. Despite all of the mud slinging...

 

Elections have consequences!

To The Eagle: We, Wahkiakum County residents, are very lucky to have a county government that works so well. Our current elected officials are all highly qualified and have proven track records. This is not something that you see at all levels of...

 

Elegant solution to problem offered

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle’s Letters page suggests an elegant solution to a thorny political problem: We elect Mr. McClain as assessor, Mr. Dahle resigns in righteous anger, Mr. McClain hires Mr. Coons with his vast expertise as appraiser,...

 

Bergseng has excellent skills

To The Eagle: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters to seriously consider retaining Nicci Bergseng as county auditor. She has a proven record as a forward thinking professional with excellent analytical, organizational and critical...

 

Star program to begin

To The Eagle: If you need some help with providing Christmas gifts for your children up through the age of 17, please fill out an application or contact our Star Program phone at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This is a...

 

Proven leadership speaks for itself

To The Eagle: With the General Election just weeks away, I would like to thank this community for the incredible support. No one said that being in an elected official position would be easy, however, if you love what you do, all the hard work is...

 

Only one qualified choice on ballot

To The Eagle: I’m voting for Bill Coons for assessor in November. Why? It’s simple. He has years of experience assessing real property values. His opponent has none. I just don’t think there’s time to learn on the job. I don’t understand...

 

A vote for Stewart Feil

To The Eagle: Because of my association with Stewart Feil and my experiences with him as I enlisted his professional services as an attorney, I will cast my vote for Stewart for Wahkiakum County Prosecutor and the attending responsibilities of...

 

Flyers are designed to split the vote

To The Eagle: In at least three races across Washington state, last minute flyers have been mailed out that are designed to trick voters into voting for a write-in candidate that is not running, does not want to run, and is supporting the Democratic...

 

Be a part of Tidy Up the Town

To The Eagle: National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October across the US. Millions across our country will turn out to lend a hand and clean up, as they join their friends,...

 

Mules play at Winlock on Friday at 7 p.m.

SUPER NICE--In spite of some early morning fog, the weekend weather was certainly dry and nice and it's going to be missed, as rain is scheduled to take its place by the time you read this. Then again, we are nearing the end of October, so I guess...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TOPS, Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Dept., 7 p.m. Skamokawa Fire Department, 7 p.m. Grays River Fire Department,...

 

Rosburg Store celebrates grand opening

The Rosburg Store grand opening last Friday was more than the opening of a store. One had to be there to have the experience that was more like a family reunion. Everyone gathered there had the look...

 

Bank of the Pacific closing Naselle branch

Pacific Financial Corporation (PFC), the holding company for Bank of the Pacific, last Friday announced plans to close branches in Naselle and Warrenton. According to a PFC news release, both branches will retain an automated teller machine (ATMs) in...

 

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 15 — 10:43 a.m. A woman was screaming and causing a scene at the post office in Cathlamet. 11:32 a.m....

 

Injured athlete starting physical therapy

On Monday, Wahkiakum High School sophomore Beau Carlson was transferred to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. He will remain there for the next 7-10 days, according to family friend, Amber Wassell Mace. Staff has been working on pain...

 

Grant opportunity announced

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) issued a call for project applications for the 2018-2019 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Set-Aside (Transportation Alternatives) on October 19, 2018 inviting eligible applicants in...

 

Learn to maintain a septic system

On November 1 at 6:00 p.m., the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will discuss how to maintain and inspect a septic system. Discussion will include learning how a septic system works, how to inspect a system to be sure it is working...

 

Light Up Your Night event planned

The public is invited to Light Up Your Night! on Wednesday, November 7, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the E. Kenneth Henderson Memorial Garden located at 1000 – 12th Avenue in Longview. Visit the garden to light a memorial luminary in memory of...

 

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