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Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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Here comes Santa Claus!

A large crowd enjoyed good weather for the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday lighting festival last Saturday. Above: when asked what she wanted for Christmas, Birdie Feather Friend was...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

Strong edges Brady by two votes; recount set for next Wednesday

Incumbent Blair Brady outpolled challenger Gene Strong 6-2 when Wahkiakum County election officials tallied the final votes of the 2018 general election, but Strong led the final count by two votes, 1,189-1,187. With the margin that close, there...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

Cothren suggest county adopt anti-1639 ordinance

Wahkiakum County may soon join other counties and municipalities across the state in codifying opposition to new law created by voter approved Initiative 1639. The initiative requires a variety of measures designed to increase firearm safety and...

 

School board acts on levy language

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors last Tuesday learned about state and federal programs, talked about food services, and passed a resolution that could potentially increase their budget if property values rise. Superintendent Brent...

 

Broadband feasibility study grant moves on

The Wahkiakum County PUD’s application for a broadband feasibility study grant has “passed the threshold,” and the next step, a presentation to the potential grantor, has tentatively been scheduled for mid-January, the Broadband Action...

 

Writer asks, 'To Trump or not to Trump?'

To The Eagle: Yesterday (Nov. 20), Trump made some more appalling statements. He actually said that for a few bucks, we can sell human rights! Over the last two years, I have offended some people with my writing and posting on Facebook, but I have...

 

Writer changes stance on taxes for firearms

To The Eagle: Last week I suggested a high tax on ownership of assault weapons. Today, I do not think that this is a very practical idea. With 11,000,000 of these weapons already out there, it would be really hard to collect such a tax. With 96...

 

There is no trust, so mayor and three must go

To The Eagle: More of the same: At the October Cathlamet Town Council meeting, town councilor Sue Cameron discussed having invited John Morgan from the Morgan Group to speak with the town council. The purpose was to meet the council about helping...

 

Fair Foundation presents terrific traditional dinner

To The Eagle: My husband and I attended the Thanksgiving community dinner at the Hope House last week. The dinner was put on by the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed one of the best Thanksgiving dinners we've ever eaten....

 

United we stand

To The Eagle: After reading the article in The Eagle titled, “After midterms, Dems develop 2020 plans,” I recalled the old adage, “divide and conquer.” I noticed that nearly all of the “Dems” in the article were talking about fighting....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 29, 2018

LLC suggested for future mental health services

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to support creation of a limited liability company to oversee mental health services in 2020. Currently, state and federal funds for mental health are managed by the Great Rivers Behavioral Health...

 

Commissioners cover a variety of issues

Wahkiakum County Commissioners convened quickly Nov. 20 to tackle a few issues before the Thanksgiving holiday. In an update on the Cape Horn beach nourishment project, Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said that an archaeological review had been...

 

Bob Pyle to read from new novel December 15

WET BEGINNING:--As the work week started, we got some more rain, which can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. We are behind in our yearly rainfall amounts, which we need to have to keep things nice and green around here, as we...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7-15 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. S.A.I.L., Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 12:45-1:45 p.m....

 

New correspondent for Downriver Dispatches

Editor's note: This week resident Darrell Alexander takes over the role of The Eagle's Westend correspondent. By Darrell Alexander, Westend Correspondent My roots are founded in the Pacific Northwest...

 

Grays River ambulance crew seeking volunteers

Wahkiakum County is a county made up of people who volunteer their services without complaint and are an example worth merit. Anyone interested in becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) should...

 

Grays River cannabis store now open

For those of you readers who are familiar with the western part of the county and are looking for an alternative for pain relief or for whatever your personal reasons, across from Duffy's in Grays...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Wahkiakum Lions Club president Terri Elfers presented Michael Martin with a certificate and a check to honor him as the October Student of The Month when he and his father attended their Nov. 19...

 

Richard Backman

Richard C. Backman, 82, of Cathlamet, died November 7, 2018 at the Community Hospice in Longview. He was born on Puget Island on March 31, 1936 to George and Geneva (McCoy) Backman. He was raised in Cathlamet and graduated from Wahkiakum High School...

 

Dee Satterfield

Dale “Dee” Satterfield, 82, formerly of Riverside, CA and Cathlamet, died Monday, November 26, 2018 in Arkansas. The daughter of Dale and Pearl (Nixon) Rose was born May 1, 1936 in Los Angeles, California. Dee is survived by three of her six...

 

Kerry Grohs

Kerry Dean Grohs was born in Chehalis, Wa. on, Apr. 17th, 1962 and taken into the hands of the lord on, Nov. 24th 2018 at 4:20pm, (shortly after he asked what time it was). He is preceded in death by his father, Larry E. Grohs, and brother, David...

 

Death Notice for Coral Linquist

Coral Eva Linquist, 97, of Cathlamet, died November 26 in Castle Rock. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 2, at Dowling Funeral Chapel in Cathlamet at 1 p.m....

 

Sheriff's Report, November 29, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 19 — 1:38 p.m. A woman reported that she had been yelled at by her children’s grandfather. 1:42...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office; hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are now on the down side of 2018. But before we get to 2019 we have a couple events happening at the fair grounds. This Saturday December 1st is the 2nd annual Holiday Baz...

 

RMP to read from latest novel December 15

Friends of Skamokawa presents Robert Michael Pyle reading from his new novel Magdalena Mountain on December 15 at 2 p.m., at the RiverLife Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall located at 1394 W. State Route 4, Skamokawa. Praise for...

 

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