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Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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First annual Christmas parade

There were 19 entries and 44 participants (including two dogs) in the first annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday night at the marina and a crowd turned out to enjoy it. People were already...

 

Young choirs

It was time to celebrate Christmas with a little bit of music at Wahkiakum School District this week. The middle school and high school bands, and the combined middle school and high school choir...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2018

Eagle publishes combined edition this week

Eagle readers should be aware: This week's edition is unique in recent memory. Because the approaching Christmas and New Year holidays fall on Tuesdays, we've decided to publish an edition that combines this week's and next week's editions. This is...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2018

Commission OK's budgets, acts on other matters

Wahkiakum County commissioners raised taxes and adopted the 2019 budget when they met this Tuesday. Commissioners also discussed county fair funding, information technology support, and a variety of Health and Human Services issues. While the board...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    December 20, 2018

Council considers code of conduct, consultant

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council wrestled with a proposed code of conduct for meetings, approved their 2019 budget, gave town employees a raise and handled other items of business at their monthly meeting on Monday. Discussion of the resolution...

 

You have to earn respect

To The Eagle: I find Council Member Sue Cameron’s “set the record straight” letter to the editor laughable at best and filled with disingenuous “facts.” Her attempts to justify council actions are an insult to the citizens of Cathlamet. I...

 

City beautification appreciated

To The Eagle: Thanks so much to all the people who have helped with Cathlamet’s city beautification project this year. I really appreciate the hard work these folks have done, planning, planting, watering and redecorating. The Town of Cathlamet...

 

It's time to be candid and frank about council

Reader Commentary by Bill Wainwright In last week’s Letter to the Editor, town Councilor Sue Cameron illustrates again how tone deaf and deceptive the many narratives issued by our town council have been. Mayor Dale Jacobson and majority of the...

 

Howie setting poor example

To The Eagle: I just recently read that Sheriff Howie has stated that he does not intend to enforce the message that the vote on I-1639 made on changing the gun laws in Washington. Frankly, I think voters are frustrated to do something to curtail...

 

New commissioner gives thanks

To The Eagle: Thank you to the voters for electing me to represent you as County Commissioner for District 3. It was a pleasure going door to door and meeting old friends and new people who have moved to the area since I retired as Sheriff. I also...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

After last week's edition went to press, reader commentary writer Sue Cameron requested two changes in her reader commentary. First, she asked for changes to indicate she was speaking for herself and not others. Second, she asked for this ending to...

 

Lights make life better

To The Eagle: In this Christmas season, the decoration lights beam out over so many dark places in our area. It’s dark earlier and there aren’t many street lights, certainly not out where I live in Grays River. But the lights that are here come f...

 

Injured athlete continues slow rehabilitation

I got a chance to catch up with Wahkiakum High School sophomore Beau Carlson when he attended his brother Brody’s basketball game on Tuesday night. Carlson suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game with Adna last September. He had...

 

PUD addresses water system leaks

Wahkiakum County PUD commissioners heard from visitors Mike Johnson of Gray and Osborne and Bill Fashing of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments on Tuesday morning. Johnson, an engineer, was in attendance for a public hearing to go over the W...

 

Time to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

WET AND WINDY--As this week starts, it's a damp one here in West Valley and for most of SW Washington and depending on where you are, you got a little extra rain and some extremely breezy conditions as well. It seems that we're always dealing with...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY DEC 20 Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-7:15 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn to knit, crochet and mend, Sandra Sews, Community...

 

Thieves make off with ambulance

From a Wahkiakum County Sheriff Department Bulletin: "WE NEED YOUR HELP! "Sometime between Tuesday night December 11th and early morning Wednesday December 12th, the Grays River Fire Hall District #3 was broken into and a blue and white ambulance...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on December 18 at the Grays River Fire Hall. In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Steven McConnell, bus driver, and the resignation of...

 

Sheriff's Report, December 20, 2018

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: December 10 — 10:38 a.m. A caller was concerned that animals were being abused and neglected at a Puget Island...

 

Grays River Grange holds holiday party

The Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck party with the singing of Christmas carols, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and of course a visit from Santa. The food was...

 

American Red Cross to host community blood drive

River of Life Assembly of God will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, January 4 from 1-6 p.m., at 45 Main St, Cathlamet, in their Fellowship Hall. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Patti...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Community Center 101 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Friday book club) Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. The center will be closed on December 24th...

 

Mule boys continue struggles on the court

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team lost two games this week. They traveled to Napavine on Saturday and lost 62-57. "We came out flat on offense and we were slow on defense," Coach Todd Souvenir...

 

Lady Mules maintain unbeaten streak

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team won three more games and found themselves in first place in the WIAA ranking system for 2B teams this week. Last Wednesday, the Lady Mules beat a high energy...

 

Downriver Challenge

A large crowd filled the stands as wrestlers competed at the annual Downriver Challenge hosted by the Wahkiakum High School wrestling team and their families on Saturday. Above: Jenna Mellis took...

 

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