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Articles from the October 29, 2020 edition

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Scarecrow street

A tour of Cathlamet's Main Street will include encounters with scarecrows posted outside of businesses and other establishments. 1. Scarborough Building 2. Jabber Shack 3. 1st Interstate Bank 4....

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum County has 11th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County now has its 11th case of covid-19, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. Early efforts to contact the individual have been unsuccessful. "The individual is not answering either...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum votes right; Tischer defeats Backman; Blake, Takko are losing

Initial results of the long anticipated general election are in, and Wahkiakum County voters showed a strong conservative streak, supporting Republican candidates and rejecting statewide issues. The...

 

School board hears update on career, technical education

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Oct. 20 to learn about a new arts committee, hear about a recent assessment of the Career and Technical Education Program, and get an update on the technology director’s response to the recent...

 

Elections officers describe ballot handling process

As of Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office had received a little more than 40 percent of the ballots from registered voters. “We’re excited about the turnout,” Deputy Auditor Kaelee Dearmore said. The auditor’s office will have...

 

Elections officers describe process to verify signatures

A link on Facebook to a Washington voter’s site caused a little stir this week, bringing voters to the Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office concerned about ballots being rejected because signatures didn’t match. Election officials are aware of...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, Wahkiakum County’s covid-19 case count held steady at 10, with 663 tests conducted so far. Pacific County was reporting 120 total cases, with five new ones on Monday. Of the 120, ten are considered active. Cowlitz County has 808...

 
 By Joel Fitts    Opinion    October 29, 2020

Former 4-H leader reminisces after visit

In the 1980’s my family and I operated a dairy farm in Wahkiakum County on the Loop Road in Grays River. My wife, Noreen and our four children, Suzanna, Joel, Amy and Genevra were interested in starting a 4-H Dairy Club. On our farm we had 100 milk...

 

Clarification on mayor's pay increase

To The Eagle: Last week’s Eagle mentioned the Town Council recently voted to increase the mayor’s salary $250 per month. The reason behind this is not based on his performance and to avoid further questions, needs to be explained. Town...

 

Fire chief thanks new volunteers

To The Eagle: We would like to say thank you to everyone who came by our station to take a tour and discuss volunteer opportunities with Puget Island Fire Department. Four of those people committed to joining as firefighters, two others who are very...

 

Naselle Class of '73 celebrated on Zoom

To The Eagle: I was the class president of Naselle High in our senior year of 1973 and recently organized a Zoom reunion for our class. We had about 15 out of 31 living classmates attend the virtual event on October 8 and it was very successful and...

 

Flu vaccine in short supply at area health clinics

Need a flu shot? Please check with your primary care provider first, to see if they have flu shots available. The Family Health Center in Cathlamet has adult and pediatric flu shots available for their patients only, and asks that anyone needing one...

 

Commissioners approve variety of agreements

Wahkiakum County's Board of Commissioners began a busy week of budget workshops with a bit of their usual business on Tuesday. Sheriff Mark Howie said that a power outage on Monday was caused by a backhoe, not the rumored attempted hack he had heard...

 

Lots of Halloween events scheduled

BRRR--As this last week of October started, we woke up to a very cold, frosty white but clear morning on Sunday and it was just 27 degrees. I am thankful we had power because it would have been even colder in a hurry! I heard that some folks in...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Unprecedented Social Phenomena We live in an era unlike any other that we know of. Each generation in this community has had to face things in their lives that the previous generation didn’t. A few examples would be the Azusa Revival in Los...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on October 20. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Tawnya Steenerson, assistant cook. Policy 3122, Excused and Unexcused Absences, was also approved. The board declared a list of items...

 

Sheriff's Report, October 29, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: October 19 – 11:25 a.m. A caller believed someone may have taken a political sign from a property on Jacobson R...

 

Star Program is underway

According to information from NovaLee Knopp, Star Program Director, those needing help with providing Christmas gifts for children through the age of 17 need to fill out an application or contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. This is a...

 

WHS plans virtual Veterans Day assembly

Local veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Day Assembly at Wahkiakum High School on November 12 at 10 a.m. Because of covid-19, the on campus event will be open only to veterans and a small number of students who will be there to facilitate the...

 

Library unable to accept donations

According to information from Librarian Carol Blix, Cathlamet Public Library is not able to accept donations of books or magazines at this time. Their storage room is full, since they are using part of it to quarantine returned materials. They...

 

Carolyn Long to host local drive-in town hall

On Friday, from 3-4 p.m.,Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, will host a drive-in town hall in Cathlamet to speak with constituents and answer their questions. Long looks forward to discussing the top...

 

Silva named Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club honored Kaleo Silva as their September Student of The Month. Kaleo had the privilage of going to Portugal in 2017 and walked the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage of 500...

 

Elliott on Dean's List at EOU

Macie Elliott, who graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2019, made the Eastern Oregon University Dean’s List for the 2020 spring term. Qualifying students had to achieve and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a...

 

Nature Matters continues with online talks Nov. 12

On Nov. 12, Barbara Linnett will discuss Clatsop County's hummingbirds, their unique behaviors, spectacular colors, amazing speed, and how people can get involved in protecting these important...

 

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