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Articles from the November 28, 2019 edition

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The holiday bazaar

A crowd turned out for another successful Christmas Bazaar at St. James on Saturday, buying beads, books, Christmas decorations, arts, crafts, cookies, and more. Above, shoppers stopped to check out...

 

School board readies building bond plan, hears busing needs

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Nov.19 for updates on several matters and to adopt a school bond resolution for a coming ballot. Calvin Grasseth, who is in charge of transportation at the school district, spoke to the board...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

Port 2 wraps up budget, works on comp plan

Commissioners of Wahkiakum County Port District 2 last week adopted their 2020 budget, heard suggestions to work on two Westend properties and approved improvemets at two parks. The commissioners approved a $1.05 million budget, highest in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 28, 2019

County budget hearing set for Monday morning

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners will hold a public hearing next Monday before beginning final deliberations on their 2020 budgets. Commissioners met Tuesday (as The Eagle went to press) with county fair officials to go over issues. The...

 

Cathlamet lighting festival this Saturday

Cathlamet's Holiday Lighting Festival and Visit from Santa Claus will take place this Saturday on Main Street, rain, snow or shine. According to the sponsoring Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce, the festival will include: --Vendor fair at the Hotel...

 

Traveler concerned about climate change

To The Eagle: I wonder about the lack of common sense among some people and politicians in regard to our environment. A recent visit and stay in Venice brought focus to my point-concern. Having arrived in Venice Italy (work and pleasure) in the late...

 

Point restated

To The Eagle: I clearly did not make my point well enough. And looking back, stating my personal considerations about poverty did not help make my point. That said, my point was that to penalize those who have succeeded in living above poverty is...

 

Puget Island was clue on Jeopardy

To The Eagle: I was watching Jeopardy last night, and they had a category Islands in the "C" and when there’s a letter with quotation marks, the answer will begin with that letter as I'm sure someone there watches Jeopardy or knows someone who...

 

Wahkiakum FFA busy as year starts

Photos courtesy of Wahkiakum FFA Wahkiakum High School FFA students have participated in many events throughout the months of September and October. Here are some photos from the activities: 1. J.A....

 

Mule athletes prepare start of winter sports

Practice for winter sports got underway last week. This Monday, Wahkiakum High School girls basketball coach Rob Garrett watched the Lady Mules run drills and talked about defense as they prepared...

 

Bridge work to return

Editor’s Note: With painting and decking work on the Puget Island bridge apparently at an end, I contacted the Washington State Department of Transportation early last week to ask if this were the case. A reply indicated the project had come to an...

 

Comets advance in 1B; Central dominates 2B

Commentary by Rick Nelson Is this the year of the Comets? I hope so. The team from Naselle/Grays River Valley High School remains undefeated as they head into the state Class 1B football playoffs, but they had their hardest test of the season last...

 

HIgh School Football

Last week's scores Class 1B Quarterfinals Naselle 50, Quilcene 46 Almira-Coulee-Hartline 80, Lummi 30 Entiat 48, Lyle/Wishram 12 Odessa 82, Selkirk 34 Class 2B Quarterfinals Kalama 43, Lake Roosevelt 0 Napavine 55, Toledo 0 Adna 35, Chewelah 13...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of incorrect information furnished The Eagle, some errors occurred in the cutline reporting on the annual meeting of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society in the Nov. 14 edition. The...

 

Holiday open house at Redmen Hall Friday

SNOW MAYBE?--We had some wild weather last Monday with thunder and lightning and buckets of rain, but then it thankfully dried out. That part was nice but those freezing temperatures and heavy fog made for some chilly mornings and some hazardous...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Happy Thanksgiving! FRIDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, Community Center, Cathlamet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. River City Strippers, quilters, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. AA Meeting, Hope Center, 3rd &...

 

Downriver Dispatches

From Crooked Creek to Eden For the early pioneers coming into Wahkiakum County, the perspective of paradise was to be found in the land. This was to be their little piece of heaven. Around 1875, the...

 

N/GRVSD Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. After approval of the consent agenda, a review of the procedures for Policy 3211, Gender-Inclusive...

 

LCC Fall quarter Continuing Education courses offered

Registration is open for fall quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360-442-2600 or visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. There are over 300 non-credit instructor-facilitated online courses to choose...

 

Sheriff's Report, November 28, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 18 – 10:47 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 6:17 p.m....

 

LCC debate team earns honors

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in Division III Sweepstakes at the 89th Annual Mahaffey Memorial tournament hosted by Linfield College. This was the...

 

Holiday fair set for December 5 & 6

The Artisan Guild of Mt St Helens announces its annual Holiday Artisan Faire to be held Thursday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Cassava Cafe, corner of 14th and Broadway in Longview. They will...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John Thomas Middle School this week released the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. Students earning a grade point average of 3.2 to 4.0 qualified. 6th-8th grade--The following students earned 4.0: Josiah Garrett, Parker...

 

NCC to present "Messiah"

North Coast Chorale will present the Annual “Messiah” Sing-Along/Play-Along on Sunday, December 1 at the Performing Arts Center on the corner of 16th and Franklin St., Astoria, at 4 p.m. As in the past, the purpose for this event is to bring an...

 

WDFW approves 7-day razor clam dig

Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for a seven-day opening beginning November 24. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed...

 

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