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Summer Sew is back

Cowlitz County 4-H Sewing and Textile Advisors will teach sewing skills to beginners from 9-11 a.m., and to youth with sewing experience from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 20-23 at the WSU Extension office at 304 Cowlitz Way, Kelso....

 

Superintendent Chris Reykdal to speak at LCC

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal will speak to Lower Columbia College's second graduating class of Bachelor of Applied Science-Teacher Education students on June 13. The ceremony for graduates and their families...

 

Summer reading program begins

Registration for the Cathlamet Public Library's Summer Reading program, "Oceans of Possibilities," begins June 19. The program, for readers of all ages, is co-sponsored by the Blanche Bradley...

 

Washington Supreme Court orders $28k sanctions in baseless election lawsuit

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office successfully sought sanctions from a group pursuing a frivolous legal challenge of the 2020 election, along with its attorney. The sanctions order comes after Ferguson defeated the...

 

Writers guild sponsors zine making workshop

Zine creator Heather Douglas will speak about creating the personalized publications at the June 18 gathering of the Astoria Writer's Guild. Douglas is a writer, illustrator, educator and lifelong Astorian. In addition to two hand-drawn coloring...

 

Finnish-American festival back for 2022

Submitted by Barbara Swanson The Naselle Finnish/American Folk Festival (FAFF) is pleased to announce the upcoming folk festival scheduled for the last weekend in July, the 29th, 30th and 31st. There...

 

Memorial Day to be on Monday, May 30

DECENT BEGINNING--I’m beginning this column on Sunday, and it’s starting out fairly decent. Then again, as we saw on Saturday, the sunny day can quickly become a wet one, complete with hail so we’re still dealing with this crazy Spring weather....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! What an awesome Mud Wrestling turn out. Thank you to the brave wrestlers, you were all awesome. Thank you to Aunt Shirley and Aunt Marietta for putting such a wonderful event together. All monies raised will be used to build a lean-to, to put...

 

Downriver Dispatches

June is just around the corner which means graduation, Memorial Day traffic, vacations, classic cars at the fairgrounds, July 4 holiday, fireworks, and the Finnish American Folk Festival on the last...

 

District board seeks member

The Grays River Habitat Enhancement Group meets the second Thursday of every month at Johnson Park in Rosburg. The group is seeking a commissioner to fill an empty seat. Interested parties should send a resume or letter of interest to...

 

WSU On-line Workshops: Pruning Shrubs and Landscape trees

On June 4 at 10 a.m., WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura will explain and demonstrate principles of early summer pruning for landscape shrubs and answer questions such as what shrubs should be pruned in June, and how to do it so the...

 

VFW Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate...

 

"Buddy" Poppy Drive to take place May 27-30

Wahkiakum Post 5297 is starting its May Memorial Day “Buddy” Poppy drive. From Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, Buddy Poppy donation containers will be placed at local businesses. On Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, there will be a...

 

Donation sites announced

Sue Zabel of Jabber Shack informed The Eagle that donation boxes have been set up at the Cathlamet Market, Bank of Pacific, Rivermile 38, 79 Boutique and the Jabber Shack for the Cup of Sunshine food drive. Non-perishable food donations will be...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has honored Forest Weiland as their March Student of The Month. Forest has a desire to become a mechanic and a goal of joining the military. He enjoys hunting and fishing and...

 

CAT event to be held on Puget Island this weekend

The hounds will be running this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The event is an AKC sanctioned Coursing Aptitude Trial (CAT) sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club. Dogs entering will face two...

 

Public WiFi is here

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join in their grand ribbon cutting ceremony June 9 at 4 p.m., in front of the courthouse. The public may enjoy 1 ½ hours of free WiFi per every 24 hours from the marina to Main Street. After 1...

 

Shredding event

The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation held a shredding event last Saturday. Foundation members hope to make it an annual event. Photo courtesy of Kopi Carmine....

 

Mud wrestling at fairgrounds Saturday

STILL CHILLY/DAMP--The first half of May has certainly been on the damper side of things, which has been fairly disappointing. We had such heavy rain squalls on Sunday, that it took out all reception from the satellite, and of course, really hammered...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Saturday is the big Mud Wrestling Extravaganza. Gates open at 2 p.m. and wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Food will be served and there will be a beer garden. All funds from this event are going to make a better game area...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Jack and June Scharback of Sisson Creek on Oneida Road. Life is taking on momentum now that we're heading toward June. Everything in my yard is "Coming up Roses" from "Gypsy" the...

 

States open river again for springer anglers

With Chinook returning in greater numbers than anticipated, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on May 11 agreed to reopen the lower Columbia River for recreational spring Chinook fishing beginning Thursday, May 12-22. A second opening is...

 

Auction scheduled for scholarship funds

For the second year in a row, Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars is holding an online auction to raise money for scholarships that will support local students. Auction items can be previewed at https://www.32auctions.com/Mules2022, but bidding begins at...

 

Kelso-Longview Elks announces scholarship winners

Kelso-Longview Elks Lodge #1482 has announced this year's Most Valuable Student Scholarship Winners. This year the lodge is awarding $14,000 in scholarships to the top three boys and top three girls. These students are forwarded to the Washington...

 

Seal River Cemetery annual meeting and clean-up day set for Saturday

Submitted by Kari Kandoll, Secretary The Seal River Cemetery Association has scheduled their annual meeting for Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m., at the Grays River Fire Hall with the cemetery clean-up at 1 p.m., at the cemetery. Family members of those...

 

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