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Council member outlines actions

Reader Commentary by Sue Cameron Councilor, Town of Cathlamet I am writing this as an attempt to set the record straight about misconceptions--which seem to have a life of their own--regarding the Town of Cathlamet, especially as noted by Bill Wainwr...

 

Brady: Stay informed and involved

To The Eagle: Thank you, residents of Wahkiakum County, for having allowed me to serve our community for the past 11 plus years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve. Congratulations commissioner elect Strong. You have taught me that...

 

Council member training, at what cost?

To The Eagle: After reading Citizen Wainwright’s letter to the editor of 11/29/2018, I have concerns why our town council is contracting with an Oregon firm for training on how to make decisions, at a cost to us citizen taxpayers of $20,000 when...

 

Toastmaster's club seeks members

To The Eagle: There’s an effort afoot to start a local Toastmaster’s club – basically a group that meets weekly to have fun developing speaking skills ranging from technical to humorous, from sublime to ridiculous. The effort is spearheaded by...

 

For council, elections are the best way out

To The Eagle, Bill Wainwright’s letter, published last week, was intriguing. If, as he claims, three members of the town council coordinated to meet separately with a consultant they subsequently hired, it would appear to constitute a serial...

 

Stars program needs your help

To The Eagle: In the time that my family lived in Cathlamet over the past seven years, we were blessed in some of those years to have received holiday help from the Stars program. Thanks to the generosity of kind local donors in those years, my...

 

Thoughts on anti-gun control law

To The Eagle: I saw the letter to the editor about making an anti-gun control law here in Wahkiakum County and was overjoyed at the idea. The state made this law, fully aware it goes against the intent of the constitution. I dislike where this law...

 

We need to band together to fix this

To The Eagle: Thanks Kent Martin for writing so eloquently on the effects of urban/suburban rule-making for rural parts of the state. I first heard you present that perspective about a year ago and it set me thinking that this issue is not limited...

 

Auditor gives thanks

To The Eagle: Thank you. Thank you Wahkiakum County for electing me as your Auditor. Thank you for putting your trust in me for the next four years. Soon, the General Election will be over. The ballots are counted and the decisions have been made. I...

 

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....

 

Writer sends a message of thanksgiving

To The Eagle: Thank you, Wahkiakum County! Thanks to my parents, Lief and Mattie Enge, along with Dr. Fritz who got me started in 1930 on this trip called life. Yesterday (Nov. 13) was birthday number 88, and things have gone very well. Also, thanks...

 

Every vote counts, and all will be needed

To The Eagle: Apparently, every vote does count! In the Kentucky state House race Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican DJ Johnson by 1 vote. Democrat Jeff Greer lost to Republican Nancy Tate by six votes and Republican Jill York lost to Democrat...

 

Tax on weapons not practical

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. Eric Skemp...

 

Initiative 1639 violates constitution

To The Eagle: Initiative measure 1639, authored by the Attorney General of Washington and apparently approved by the voters, violates the United States Constitution in that it discriminates against a class of voters (18 but under 21 years of age) by...

 

Veteran's Day programs were spectacular

To The Eagle: I feel extremely fortunate to have attended two spectacular Veteran’s Day programs produced by Mike Thomas and the Wahkiakum High School Leadership Class. The November 7, 2018 assembly featured Vietnam Veterans Ron Kimmel, Brian...

 

How about annual tax to own guns?

To The Eagle: There have been 301 mass shootings in just a bit over 300 days. How can America continue to just let these horrific events happen nearly every day? Some say its because our mental health system is broken down. Others say that we just...

 

Promises have not been kept

To The Eagle: I appreciated your reprint on the “Kitzhaber Plan” or Columbia River Policy C3620, that appeared originally in the Columbia Basin Bulletin. I attended the presentations by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Dept. staff to the Fish...

 

Student feels privileged to vote

To The Eagle: I’m a student in twelfth grade, and being 18, I was privileged to vote in the election for the first time. I understand that not everyone will be pleased with the outcome of some of the elections, but I believe it is admirable if we r...

 

Veterans say thank you

To The Eagle: Wahkiakum Veterans were recognized at the Wahkiakum High School Veterans Day assembly. We want to thank the students and faculty for an outstanding program that touched our hearts. The students know what patriotism is! We were also...

 

Happy to see election in rear view mirror

To The Eagle: I am writing to express my gratitude to the voters of Wahkiakum County for returning me to the position of Wahkiakum County Assessor for the next four years. I am committed to improving the information available on the assessor’s...

 

PCA thanks all the volunteers

To The Eagle: Volunteers contribute knowledge, experience, energy, and passion every day in our community. Some are highly visible, while others quietly work behind the scenes. Most don’t seek recognition because they find satisfaction in knowing...

 

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