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Articles from the December 10, 2015 edition

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Seventh graders raise funds to buy gifts

On Tuesday, students in Tina Merz's seventh grade elective class traveled to Longview to do a little, scratch that, a lot of shopping for the STARS program, which makes Christmas possible for local...

 

Officers practice for active shooter

A deputy and a reserve officer from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office took part in a Single Officer Active Shooter Instructor Training Course along with nine other officers from Washington,...

 

Old sewer lagoons targeted for marina dredge spoils

Wahkiakum County Port 1 commissioners, who are preparing to dredge the marina and the neighboring channel next year, find themselves stalled in the permit process while they wait to hear if the Town of Cathlamet will allow them to place their dredge...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 10, 2015

Budget, road repair approved

by Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County commissioners worked through a variety of business Tuesday ranging from adopting their 2016 budgets to approving emergency road repair. No one from the public attended the board's budget hearing, held on Monday in...

 

Please keep honking and waving

To The Eagle: The huge turnout at the celebration of Rod Prestegard’s life last Saturday reminded me of the time after I bought his old brown Chevrolet pick-up. From that time until recently, complete strangers would often honk and wave at me (or...

 

Council member clarifies terms of park grant

To The Eagle: I would like to clarify an article dated November 19, 2015 regarding the Port District 1 plans for the decommissioned town sewer lagoons. The Town of Cathlamet has received a grant from the National Park Service for rivers, trails and...

 

Grandchildren had a great time

To The Eagle: A big thanks to Norse Hall and members for a wonderful children's Christmas Party. Our grandchildren were so excited to sit and visit with Santa and excited for his bag of goodies. The crafts and games were perfect. Cookies and punch...

 

Writer unhappy with town's direction

To The Eagle: I feel so hurt when I see what is going on in such a pretty little town. As I drive down the Main Street there is no mention of the real reason for Christmas except for the one church on Main. The courthouse that is owned by us all...

 

Star program extended

To The Eagle: We would like to give everyone the opportunity to shop for the stars that they have taken, so we will extend the gift return date to December 14. Families will start to receive their gifts from December 14-18. Thanks to everyone who...

 

Correction

Last week's identifications of birds in photos supplied by readers, shall we say, went south with two mistakes. What was identified as a woodpecker was actually a Red--breasted Sapsucker, a year--round resident. The flying white bird identified as a...

 

Womans Club honors citizen of the year

Mary Ann Nelson was recently selected as Citizen of the Year by the Cathlamet Womans Club for her tireless and generous work with PFLAG, as president and member of the Southwestern Washington Women...

 

Fall prevention presentation available

Safe@Home, a division of Elder Options, will offer free Fall Prevention Presentations for community groups in the Longview/Kelso area. The Fall Prevention Presentation is a free community service and will offer seniors recommendations to make their...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m. Port District No. 1, 500 2nd St., 5 p.m. District No. 4...

 

Dinner at Skamokawa Grange Hall Saturday

WET ENOUGH?--I hope you are still afloat wherever you are, as we certainly have had some rain coming down, along with some blustery moments as well. I am thinking we should move the holiday season to summertime, as it seems we have to battle a ton...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, it’s hard to believe it is already December! Hope everyone had a great turkey day. Thank you to all the vendors at the December Flea Market, it was a full house. Lots of treasures went home with new owners. The Fair will hold its first...

 

First rain, then floods put damper on activities

Rain, rain, flood, flood. Here we go again. This has certainly been a wet beginning to the holiday season. We are once again house bound for a few days, not that I really mind as we are high and dry, well stocked and safe with our critters. It...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 10, 2015

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: November 30 — 8:43 a.m. A Skamokawa resident was reported missing. The individual was later located. 10:49...

 

Nature Matters presents an evening of culture Dec. 17

Canoes flourish in Chinookan culture today with the members of the Chinook Indian Nation using their canoes in family events, ceremonies and the annual "Tribal Journeys." Join Tony Johnson, Chinook In...

 

In Their Footsteps Lewis and Clark: the Big Picture

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is Lewis and Clark: the Big Picture by Richard Brenne on Sunday, December 20 at 1 p.m. Only John Ledyard,...

 

Wahkiakum 4H Robotics team advances to regionals

The Wahkiakum 4H Robotics team competed at the Southwest Washington FIRST Lego League Qualifying on December 5 in Camas and qualified to advance to the South Washington FIRST Lego League Regional...

 

Festival of Trees

Uniquely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths are on display and available in a silent auction at the Bank of the Pacific for this year's Festival of Trees. Each tree was decorated and donated by a...

 

Construction apprenticeship program offered in Cathlamet

Attend an informational session to learn more about the Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program December 17 at 10 a.m. at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main St. The program is being offered through the WorkSource organization....

 

File of Life packets available

The File of Life emergency information packets are available at Elder Options for seniors and persons with medical conditions. Hospitals, EMTs, police, sheriffs and fire departments endorse this life saving packet. The File of Life is a medical file...

 

Pirates jump on Mules to win 55-30

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team lost 55-30 to the Adna Pirates last Thursday. Tuesday’s game at home against Pe Ell was postponed until Wednesday due to weather. Ryan Quigley led Mule scorers with 13 points. He also had four rebounds and...

 

Lady Mules take down Adna in 44-38 game

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team took on a full grown Adna Pirate team on Friday and came away with a 44-38 win. Shooting was a bit cold and the team showed their youth with passing and...

 

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