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DREAM HUNT In Tillamook, ‘Dream’ comes true in Tillamook County for North Carolina youth Page 3


NEW BUSINESS OPENS IN MANZANITA Cones and Coffee opens across from post office Page 5

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In weather fit for ducks, elementary school children from Nehalem and Garibaldi visited Alder Creek Farm this past week and took home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Heck with the rain, the annual event is alive and well at Alder Creek Farm

Despite drizzly weather and some big fat raindrops, 400 students from 16 classes from Garibaldi and Nehalem grade schools made their way to Alder Creek Farm to participate in this year’s pumpkin harvest before Halloween. As part of a learning exercise, students took home a pumpkin to commemorate their day. Bus transportation to and from Alder Creek was made possible through donations from the Eugene Schmuck Foundation and additional pumpkins, not grown at Alder Creek Farm, were donated by Manzanita Grocery and Deli. In addition to finding pumpkins, students enjoyed a learning experience during their field trip, made possible through the efforts of Peter Walczak, Neah-Kah-Nie School District biologist in residence, with help from middle and high school students and parent volunteers. The annual program, started nearly a decade ago, enjoys support from the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Eugene Schmuck Foundation, local businesses and community garden volunteers responsible for planting and tending to Alder Students from Ms. Felley’s kindergarten class at Nehalem Elementary and parCreek’s pumpkin patch. ent volunteers admire the pumpkins gathered. Photos by Dave Fisher

Bill Spidal files complaint over campaign ad Candidate for Tillamook County sheriff, Bill Spidal, has filed a complaint with the Secretary of State Elections Division over a campaign ad paid for Bill Spidal by Sheriff’s Office staff. The ad, in support of current Sheriff Andy Long, ran twice in the Headlight Herald on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. It was signed by 68 people identified as “administrative staff rank and file, deputies, employees and volunteer staff of the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office.” The ad states the group supports “our sheriff Andy Long in his election campaign. Andy Long has proven to be a leader and a manager that we and the community can trust.” The ad states it was “paid for by the above listed people,” but Spidal complains that the disclaimer is not enough. The group did not create a political committee, nor did it register its expenses with the Oregon Secretary of State Office. Oregon Revised Statute 260.035 states that “Not later than the third business day after a political committee first receives a contribution or makes an expenditure, the political committee shall: (a) Appoint a treasurer who shall be an elector of this state; (b) Certify the name and address of the treasurer to the filing officer; and (c) File a statement of organization under ORS 260.039 or 260.042.” None of those things happened in this case. The ad was paid in full by Deputy Dean Burdick, on behalf of

See SPIDAL, page 7

Nehalem’s Methodist Church turns 100 Join the celebration and partake in history on Nov. 10 & 11 By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Rev. Joy Felton (center) strolls down memory lane with Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church members (from left) Ken Dickey, Dianne Stiger and Joanne Love. In background is Michael Love. The church celebrates its centennial on Nov. 10 and 11. Photo by Dave Fisher

With the 100th anniversary of the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church just around the corner, church members have been working overtime assembling photo albums and storyboards for the once-in-a-lifetime celebration. “This has been in the works for over a year, but picked up steam in August,” said Jody Felton, who has served as pastor of the church for just over a year. “This is an opportunity for everyone to join the celebration and learn the history of the church in the Nehalem Bay area.”

Though the centennial celebration centers around the original church structure on 10th Street that was dedicated in November 1912, church members trace their origins to 1884 with the establishment of Sunday school services held in homes and school buildings. The first church was located in Upper Town, not far from present-day Nehalem. The first appointed pastor, John Henry Dill, didn’t arrive on the scene until 1898 and he split his time between Nehalem and Wheeler, which had its own church. This was back in the days when people got back and forth by boat and, because both communities had their own schools, an intense rivalry between the two existed at the time. “There was no bridge or highway. The river was the

See CHURCH, page 7

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Alerted there was a log on the beach that may have been part of a Japanese dock, Manzanita resident Dave Dillon grabbed his camera and went to take a look to see if it might be debris from the tsunami. “It was up on the rocks at the north end of Neahkahnie Beach,” said Dillon. “It had some metal attachments and showed rubbed areas along the side at set intervals. I would bet it was part of a dock. The rubbed areas would have been caused by wave action moving the log up and down against vertical pilings, but there was no indication where it came from.” “Tillamook County continues to monitor the debris issue,” Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Management director, told the Citizen upon learning about the log that washed ashore at the beach at Neahkahnie.

As part of the Joint Tsunami Marine Debris Task Force, McCraw attended a meeting on Oct. 30 at Oregon Emergency Management to get the latest updates. “State Parks continues to take the lead in this and there have not been any more large tsunami debris sightings after that initial surge around the time of the Newport dock incident,” said McCraw. “Since that time, many of our citizens have participated in the SOLVE beach cleanups, which is a tremendous aid in keeping the beaches clear of all debris. “I think the general consensus among the coastal emergency managers is that this winter, with the normal winter storms which have stronger winds blowing towards the coast, we will see Manzanita resident Dave Dillon took this photograph of a log that washed ashore an increase in the debris landing on the within the past couple of weeks that may have once been part of a dock. Where it came coastline.” from, however, is anybody’s guess.

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‘Dream’ comes true in Tillamook County for North Carolina youth By Josiah Darr For the Citizen

There are many hunters in Tillamook County taking to the woods with their bow or rifle in hopes of finding a trophy bull elk, however, not many of them can say they were doing it with the aid of the Outdoor Dream Foundation, Stimson Lumber and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). One young man from Summerville, North Carolina got that opportunity when he was chosen by the Outdoor Dream Foundation to be the recipient of their special hunt for kids who are terminally ill or have life threatening illnesses. Brad Jones started the Outdoor Dream Foundation when the Make a Wish Foundation stopped offering hunts as part of their program. The Jones’ family has a history of generous behavior so it wasn’t a surprise when he started the foundation. Jones set up the foundation to secure a Governor’s Tag for one lucky young person every year, which gives them the ability to take one elk anywhere in

Wyatt Melton with his bull elk. Courtesy photo Oregon. To get an idea of how prestigious a Governors Tag is two are raffled off every year by the RMEF and go from anywhere between $18,000 and $25,000 each. This year Wyatt Melton was chosen. The 13-year-old and his family were flown out to Tillamook by the foundation and Wyatt was given a bull tag good Sept. 1 through Sept. 9. To make the deal even sweeter, the RMEF got on board with the Dream Hunt Foundation and got in contact with Stimson Lumber to get Wyatt access to

some extremely good hunting areas otherwise closed this time of year near Cape Lookout. They put the family up for the duration of the trip in a 6,000-square-foot log cabin near the hunting area. Stimson also offered the help of their employees Mike McKibben and Sam Howard to guide the young hunter. “It’s truly a blessing with everything that Wyatt gets to do,” said Wyatt’s father Darren Melton. “It’s so amazing that other people go so far out of their way to get involved and make

things like this happen for someone else.” Wyatt was diagnoses with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was only two years old and has been dealing with the ramifications of radiation and chemotherapy ever since. Fortunately, he’s been in remission for almost 10 years now, but the side effects of the treatment are still causing physical problems for the young man. “You never know what the hunter will be psychically capable of when he gets here, but Wyatt showed up with a great attitude and excited to hunt,” said Stimson log buyer Mike McKibben. “I just can’t say enough good things about the Outdoor Dream Foundation and the relationship between them and Stimson and the RMEF.” This was the fifth year Stimson has been involved in the hunt, allowing their hunter to get a bull every year. This year was no different. “I’d actually spotted the bull a week before and then I was out the night before the hunt and saw the same bull in the same area,”

County hires Community Development Director The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners has appointed John Boyd of Roseburg, Oregon as the county’s new Director of Community Development. The county had eleven applicants for this position from throughout the region and the applicant pool was regarded as one of the most qualified group of applicants the county has received in some time. John Boyd Boyd has twenty plus years as a planning professional in Oregon. His current position is the Manager/

Senior Planner for Douglas County and he heads up their long range planning program. Boyd earned his undergraduate degree at Portland State University in finance and has completed the core coursework for a master’s degree in urban/regional planning, also from Portland State. In addition to his rich academic experience, Boyd’s practical planning experience in Douglas County included coastal planning duties for the communities of Winchester Bay, Gardiner and Reedsport. He will relocate to Tillamook County with his family and is expected to join Tillamook County service by November 15. “I am very pleased with the selection of John as our new Tillamook County Community Development Director,” said Commissioner Mark

Manzanita Public Safety Log Oct. 14 - 27 Oct. 14 - Responded to a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Oct. 14 - Responded to a medical call in Wheeler. Oct. 14 - Responded to a non-injury MVA in Manzanita. Oct. 15 - Issued a citation for illegal stop/ stand/park in Manzanita. Oct. 15 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (42/25 mph) in Wheeler. Oct. 15 - Issued a citation for fail to carry proof of insurance in Wheeler. Oct. 15 - Responded to a residential alarm in Manzanita. Oct. 16 - Responded to two suspicious circumstances in Manzanita. Oct. 17 - Assisted TCSO with two commercial alarms in Nehalem. Oct. 17 - Assisted Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call on Manzanita Beach. Oct. 17 - Took a report of a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Oct. 18 - Assisted TCSO with a commercial alarm in Nehalem. Oct. 18 - Responded to a suspicious circumstance in Manzanita. Oct. 18 - Assisted TCSO and OSP with a report of a suicidal person in Neahkahnie. Oct. 19 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (52/30 mph) in Nehalem. Oct. 19 - Issued a citation for no operator’s license in Nehalem. Oct. 20 - Assisted TCSO and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA near Nehalem. Oct. 20 - Responded to a report of theft in Manzanita.

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Labhart. “John, as well as two other candidates, were interviewed by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners. In addition, they were interviewed by three panels consisting of the Tillamook County city managers, the Community Development Department employees and the County Leadership Team. All gave John high marks. I’m eager to get John here in mid-November and introduce him throughout Tillamook County. His extensive years of experience in Douglas County as a Senior Planner with coastal experience will serve our citizens well.” Said Boyd, “I am excited about the opportunity the Board of Commissioners has offered me. My wife and I look forward to relocating to Tillamook County, getting out in the community and meeting people.”

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Commentary Letters to the Editor The Lost Pioneer....

Thank you Mark Beach, Liz Cole, Ellen West, Lorraine Ortiz, et al. I attended “The Lost Pioneer” performance at Pine Grove and also in Pacific City. I was spellbound both times. Looking around the audience, I could see that I wasn’t the only one immersed in the Liz Cole’s portrayal of Frannie. I have read, researched and studied our local history with Mark Beach’s assistance for the history classes we have presented in the past several years, but I never really understood the hardships that these pioneer women endured. I have often felt that with a dog, two cats and dozens of pine trees, a dirt floor might be easier to manage, but combine that with no running water, indoor plumbing, electricity, etc. and the mind cannot begin to comprehend the life they lived. “Frannie” made that happen as well as reminding us that women have not always had the freedoms we have now. On behalf of the Tillamook County Historical Society, thank you for bringing this part of our past to life. We will look at our possessions and privileges differently from now on. Karen Hirte President, Tillamook County Historical Society

Wake up before we fall off the cliff

I felt compelled to reflect back on the controversy that divided our community a couple of years ago regarding the Nehalem Bay Fire Rescue District. Some may have speculated as to why this troubling event occurred in the first place. I felt compelled to share my thoughts so that, perhaps, similar events might not occur again in the future. In my view, the reason this occurred was because those who authored the ballot measure asked the voters for more funding than was necessary. I think I can clearly demonstrate that this is the case. Please consider the following. Recently the NBFRD board indicated that they intend to retire the debt inside 10 or 12 years. This is clearly wise to do so, as it will save the taxpayers millions in interest payments. However, in reality the district has the funding to retire the debt sooner. You see, the district receives from the taxpayers

roughly $1 million annually, and this will likely increase 3 percent a year. Once the debt is retired, the district will no longer be making mortgage payments. So clearly they will not require anywhere near the $1 million the taxpayers are currently providing. When the debt is retired, the board can either elect to lower the tax rate, put the additional funds in a rainy day fund, or buy newer fire trucks and or equipment, etc. If history is any teacher, the board will try and spend every dime they receive. This is just reality. Rarely does a publicly elected board lower tax rates. In my view, the voters of this district should have rejected the initial ballot measure for consolidation. This would have forced them to bring another measure before the voters that more accurately reflected the actual funding requirements of the district. This is but a microcosm of the debt problems we are facing nationally. This nation is about to go over the cliff financially. We just keep electing those to office that spend as if there is no tomorrow. I sincerely hope we all wake up before we as a nation fall off the cliff into the financial abyss, and hand our children and grandchildren a mess that they cannot cleanup. Remember, $16 trillion debt, and our federal government spends roughly $7 million per minute! Jeff Schlip Nehalem

Keep county politics non-partisan

About 20 years ago, or so, Tillamook County citizens made a decision to make the office of County Commissioner non-partisan. That decision has served the county well. Local government can work much more effectively when it remains free of political party intrigue and squabbles. Unfortunately, one candidate chose to ignore this and injected partisan politics into the primary election. The call to partisan politics has been repeated in the General Election campaign. If the scheme works, that is what we will get on the Board of Commissioners. The choice is pretty clear: A record of compliance and volunteer public service vs. ambition and a return to the virus of partisan politics at the county level. Owen Nicholson Manzanita

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Different ideas of what is classy Recently a friend threw out “classy” and that, really, the the idea that waste is “classy.” more you waste, the more To be more specific, we were high class you are—except deciding whether to print a for Warren Buffet, of course, large document single-sided or a man rolling in dough who double-sided, and this person leads a relatively middle-class (who will remain nameless to lifestyle, eschewing a chaufprotect the profligate) said he feur or a grand estate. Buffet was relieved I’d be willing to is such an exception. It seems print the material on the usual response by single pages, because folks who have more it was more “classy.” “means” is “If you’ve My reasoning was not got, flaunt it,” leading to make it “classy,” to executive homes the but I realized the size and style of Napa layout would be quite Valley wineries or the difficult, given the couple in Belvedere, color graphics that had California, who spent to be incorporated. My $4.2 million to buy the response was, “Yes, house next door and Guest double-sided copydestroy it because it ing would be a pain, Column was partially blocking but it would also be the view from their Victoria more environmentally $19 million home. friendly, given my Most of us aren’t Stoppiello view across our little struggling with the valley to the industrial choices involved in clear cuts on the hills on the whether our new home should other side.” be 1,800 or 18,000 square feet. It’s true that much of the We’re living with the small ev80-year-old timber that’s being eryday decisions of whether to cut right now (we can hear copy something double-sided the whistle punk from our or single-sided, and there’s bedroom) is going to Asia for the rub. Reducing the rate of lumber, not for paper, but a lot destruction of the biosphere of trees go for grinding and that supports all life, includpulping and on to office paper ing ours, requires a lifestyle of and cereal boxes. everyday conscious choices Whether my retort was based on awareness of the constrictly accurate is beside the nection between our specific point. My dialog was with a actions and long-term conseperson who unconsciously quences, what some would call exemplifies the American “connecting the dots.” value that waste equals I have a friend in Astoria

whom my husband refers to as “The Fire-breather” because she is known for her outspoken positions on a number of issues—women’s reproductive rights, child welfare, humane treatment of animals, and peace mongering. I was a bit tentative about our early contacts, but as I got to know her better, I found that her “fire-breathing” was sourced from a deep compassion for all living things and her anger that so many of us, in positions of relative power, make decisions that harm others. Throw in greedy motives and you really get her going. “Connecting the dots” is one of her fortes and she was incensed when a celebratory gathering of seeming environmentalists who had fought the bad juju of LNG was going to use throw away plates and utensils. “Don’t they get it!” she exclaimed. No, they didn’t. The party organizers could see the big picture part of the issue— the negative impacts of LNG on Columbia River traffic, property rights, potential harm to wetlands, and further reliance on fossil fuels and their emissions, impacting human health and global warming. If you’re an “environmentalist,” those are all big interrelated issues, but the plastic forks and spoons seemed so innocuous, so commonplace, the fact that they are derived from a petroleum product, escaped

attention. Little things add up and that’s what makes a life— yours and mine. The little things require awareness all the time and that’s what we’re not very good at. Most of the time our daily lives have us buzzing around like bees from flower to flower, without realizing if we’re pollinating scotch broom or calendulas. They’re both yellow, right? The plastic fork story is ironically related to the one-sided or two-sided paper question. I believe if I asked my interlocutor, who said one-sided copying was classy, whether plastic forks or real cutlery were “classy,” I think I could bet on “the real cutlery” as an answer – stainless steel, but preferably silver plate or even better, sterling. In this instance, we get both positive results: Real cutlery is both “classy” and environmentally preferable at a large event. Let’s try to find those win-win solutions in our little decisions as well as the big ones.

This essay was originally published in the Long Beach Peninsula’s Chinook Observer. Victoria Stoppiello is a Nehalem area freelance writer who has mismatched stainless steel cutlery for everyday use and her aunt’s silver-plate for special dinner parties. You can reach her at

Wish we could be as free as a bird Like many retired people, we have kind place while going in either direction. Those birds that choose to make this of drifted into a hobby that has become a their summer nesting and roosting area large part of our lives. We live in a place are the ones that we get to know better. that seems to be a natural habitat for a great many species of birds and other wild- Some well-placed birdhouses have new occupants each year and cleaning life. With several bird books, we them at the end of the season is manage to identify most of what a necessity. Kind of fun to find comes to our feeders. some lint and other material that Perhaps it is our proximity came from some of your own to the ocean that brings so many belongings. migrating birds to our place. I remember sitting in my boat We laugh once in awhile as we one day right under the Hwy. 101 speculate that our address must be published somewhere as an bridge just south of Nehalem. I was anchored and, with the easy mark for good dining. of an occasional car We have always been The Old exception on the bridge, it was very quiet. fascinated with the spectacle of I could hear what sounded like great swarms of birds doing their Geezer beautiful swoops while circling dripping and, when I looked, I Walt saw that it was from some mud above. I am told that scientists Trandum nests that the birds were conhave given this kind of behavior structing under the bridge railing. names. There are still mysteries It appeared that just one bird was about how they communicate building a particular nest and they would and what drives them to fly to particular dive down onto a mud bank and fly back areas. up to their project. They would stuff their Beyond the birds’ need to migrate, is beak full of mud into the structure and the finding of food along the way. I think that some of the timing is tied to the matur- most of it would fall down into the river. Hard to tell how many hundred trips it ing of different species of plants and trees, takes to build the finished product. but I am sure that finding a large feeding As I watched these birds it dawned on station is a bonanza and they stop by our

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me just how difficult building something like that nest with just a beak to work with and it was an amazing feat. Since there were almost a hundred nests along that rail, how do they know which one is theirs? I guess we can all take lessons in tenacity and dedication from those birds that come to our house. They also have great training instincts. Along with teaching their young how to fly and how to build their own nest some day, they do a pretty good job on humans as well. Those birds have trained me to keep two trashcans full of bird feed on my front porch. They know that if they just scratch around and make it known that they are out of food, I will fill the feeder. Some of the winter birds have it tougher when their benefactors leave the area and migrate south. Those of us who cannot do that anymore just have to pick up the slack. Once in awhile one of those flocks of birds decide to land en mass and they can consume a large amount of food in a very short time, but who could deny these denizens of the sky some compensation for the joy we experience as we watch them swoop through the air. We can only wish we could participate in something as well organized and still be as free as a bird!

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Manzanita Cones and Coffee opens across from post office By Anthony Rimel For the Citizen

One of the first things visitors of the Picnic Basket in Cannon Beach notice as they enter the store is the smell – the inviting smell of freshly baked ice cream cones. With the opening of their new business, Manzanita Cones and Coffee, the owners of the Picnic Basket will be bringing the smell of fresh cones to Manzanita as well. Owner Jeff Schwietert said that they deliberately pipe the smell of the cones out onto the street to draw people in. “That’s the bait,” he said laughing. According to Schwietert, the cone making area in the new Manzanita location will be right in front of the window so those passing by won’t miss them. In addition to making cones on site, the new store will have 24 flavors of ice cream, a full service coffee bar, and milkshakes. Managing a business in a tourist town is not new for Schwietert, who has been managing his family’s Picnic Basket candy store in Cannon Beach for the last five years. He also helped open a second Picnic Basket candy store in Rockaway Beach about five years ago. Schwietert said the

new location in Manzanita was too small to duplicate their existing business model, so they decided to focus on “really amazing coffee and ice cream” at that location instead. Schwietert said that he will continue to look for opportunities to expand the business beyond their three current locations, and he is interested in expanding into Portland in the “next few years.” Schwietert studied business at Corban College in Salem, and has been running the business since graduating. He said many people don’t take running a candy store seriously. “People kind of think of it as not being a real job, but it’s a lot of work,” said Schwietert. “I probably put in a good 80 hours a week.” Schwietert said during the summer he manages as many as 15 people at their Cannon Beach store, around six in Rockaway Beach, and he estimates that their will be a manager, a full time employee and two part-time people at the new location in Manzanita. He said the addition of new locations requires more organization and he’s had to develop more organizational policy. Although he spends most

Ryan Eckstrom, the Picnic Basket’s candy maker, the opening of the new location in Manzanita would not be possible. Eckstrom, who said he basically grew up in Manzanita, pushed for the idea of

moving into the space across the street from the Manzanita Post Office to Schwietert. The candy maker also did all the layout, design, and construction work to prepare the Cones and Coffee for its opening in the second weekend of October. “I do a little of everything,” he said of his role in the business. According to Eckstrom, they became interested in the location across from the post office in early September, and they got the keys to the location on September 26. The store opened less than a month later on October19. Ecktrom said that the concept for the store was Schwietert’s idea, and that they considered including “Picnic Basket” in the name, but eventually decided that it didn’t fit with what the store is. Eckstrom that he could see the location in Manzanita expanding into other spaces in their building if they became available, but he also thinks it could just stay cones and coffee. According to Eckstrom, the ice cream and milkshakes at the store will be wonderful. “I can’t really think of a better reason to visit that a good milkshake,” he said.

united in marriage to Karen Hopkins in Nebraska on July 15, 1971. Everett worked on dairy farms, mostly for the River Inn Dairy in Nehalem. Family and hunting was his life. He devoted most of his time and energy towards his beloved grandchildren. All who knew him will dearly miss Everett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, his brother, Kenny Bishop, and his sister, Patri-

cia Muse. He leaves behind to honor his life, his loving family – daughter, Leona Hill, and husband, Jeff, of Nehalem; sons John Stougard of Portland and Everett Stougard, Jr. of Nehalem; and grandchildren Clayton Hill, Justin Telford, Tyler Telford, Cynthia Hill, Levi Hill, Jessica Thompson, Melissa Stougard, and Andrew Sparks. A celebration gathering of Everett’s life was held on Oct. 29, at the Bunkhouse in Nehalem. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to any family member to offset expenses. Cremation arrangements are in care of Waud’s Funeral Home.

Store manager Jacob Shawan serves up an ice cream cone at Manzanita Cones and Coffee. Photo by Dave Fisher of his time in Cannon Beach, Schwieter said he visits all of his locations several times a week. Despite the challenges of managing a business that now has three locations, Schwietert said he couldn’t

picture doing anything else. “I love the candy store idea,” he said. “ It’s fun, it’s exciting, and there’s lots of families involved. I feel like it brings a little brightness into the world.” Schwietert said without

Obituaries Clare Berlin

Clare Antoinette Kester Berlin died on October 19, 2012 in Nehalem, Oregon. Clare moved to Nehalem from the Monterey area in 2007. She was a resident of Nehalem Bay House, close to her daughter’s home. She was 87 years old. Clare was born February

25, 1925 in San Francisco. She attended Burlingame High School, Stanford University and University of California at Berkeley where she graduated in 1947. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She married Richard Berlin in 1947. She was active in each community in which she and Dick lived – Seattle, Los Angeles, the Big Sur area and Monterey. She was a member of the board of directors for the Salvation Army of the Monterey Peninsula, past president of the Carmel-ByThe-Sea Garden Club, past

director of the Casa Abrego and co-founder of the Friends of Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. She enjoyed painting, quilting, gardening and family. Clare was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Berlin; her parents, Edgar and Miriam Kester; her sister Joan and her brother Bob. She is survived by her children, John Berlin of Monterey, California and Peggy Campbell of Manzanita, Oregon; four grandchildren, Jeff Campbell, Erin Lovrak, Kaley Berhe and Michael

NBFR District Log Oct. 17 - 28 Oct. 17 – Responded to medical call on Neahkahnie Creek Rd., Manzanita. Oct. 17 – Responded to medical call on Rowe St., Wheeler. Oct. 19 – Responded to motor vehicle ac-

cident on Hwy 101, Rockaway Beach. Oct. 20 – Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101, Nehalem. Oct. 20 – Responded to medical call on Tohl Ave., Nehalem. Oct. 20 – Responded to fire alarm on 8th St., Nehalem. Oct. 26 – Responded to medical call on

Berlin; and five great grandchildren, Iris, Zora and Etta Lovrak and Rylee and Cayde Campbell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Contributions may be made to Nehalem Bay House, 35385 Tohl Ave., Nehalem, Oregon, 97131.

Everett Stougard

Everett Eugene Stougard, Sr. was born in Lakeview, Oregon on October 11, 1939 to John and Virgilene Strong. Everett died surrounded by family at his home in Nehalem on October 18, 2012 at the age of 73. Everett grew up in Oregon and had spent the last 20 years in Nehalem. He was

Spruce St., Wheeler. Oct. 27 – Responded to motor vehicle accident on Hwy 101, milepost 37, Neahkahnie. Oct. 28 – Responded to medical call on Tohl Ave., Nehalem. Oct. 28 – Responded to medical call on Hugo St., Nehalem.

VOTES FOR WOMEN! THE OREGON STORY An exhibition commemorating the Oregon woman suffrage centennial (1912-2012) November 1 – November 30 Tillamook County Library 1716 Third Street, Tillamook 503 842-4702

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! This exhibit made possible through the Oregon Women’s History Consortium and with support from the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Oregon Commission for Women. Visit to learn more.

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Members of the NCRD Swim Program staff were recognized for achievement at the Futures Council banquet held in Manzanita in October. Courtesy photo

NCRD receives Futures Council award

The North County Recreation District’s School Swim Program has been recognized for achievement in the area of Youth and Education at the annual Tillamook County Future’s Council Award Banquet held in Manzanita on Oct. 2. The program has existed in some form since 1930. The drowning of two local teenage boys prompted the community to ask the school district to build a natatorium. Even though it was the Great Depression, there was overwhelming support to teach every child how to swim to avoid future tragedies. In the mid 1990s it appeared that the pool would close. A grassroots movement, led by Friends of Nehalem Pool, formed NCRD to insure that the pool would remain open and the swim program would continue making a difference in the lives of every student in Nehalem. Over the past 15 years, since the creation of NCRD, this program has evolved dramatically. Today’s school swim classes offer comprehensive swimming instruction and water safety awareness education incorporating the best of all major curriculums available. This has been accomplished due to the dedicated Aquatics staff under the leadership of the Swim Program Manager Sue Dindia Gray. These classes contribute to the students overall health and quality of life by building strength and confidence on many levels in a community surrounded by water and dominated by water recreation. The skills students K-5 and the Adaptive Swim Program students learn in the pool could save their life or the life of another.

Nehalem, with a portion of the money donated to the cities of Wheeler and Nehalem. Tickets can be purchased at Mirror Images, Nehalem Lumber or Pizza Garden. For more information, call Vicky at (503) 368-7436.

City halls in Manzanita, Rockaway Beach and Garibaldi are official sites in north Tillamook County for voters to drop off their ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election. You have the choice of mailing your ballot or returning it to any designated drop site in the state. The voted ballot must be received in any county election office or designated drop site by 8:00 p.m. on election night. Postmarks do not count. Ballots must be received inside gold colored envelopes with your signature on the outside. Each ballot is inspected carefully and signatures are compared to the voter registration card on record.

Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Tillamook will give the public the opportunity to weigh-in on ocean energy and the draft sea plan.

Volunteers needed for 2012 Alternative Gift Market

will be clothing and shoes for children in need, and books for Nehalem Elementary kindergarteners.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Fulcrum Community Resources will sponsor the eighth annual Alternative Gift Market (AGM), which will take place at the Pine Grove Community Center in Manzanita, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be numerous opportunities for volunteers to help local and worldwide non-profit organizations, both on market day itself, and in preparation for market day. This event offers an amazing chance for the gift-buyer to choose from an array of worthwhile holiday gifts, addressing local and international issues of hunger, women, children, education, health, water, and the environment. Instead of traditional gifts, the AGM provides a new direction in meaningful holiday giving. Last year the AGM raised $8,439, approximately 75 percent in support of local non-profits and 25 percent in support of international projects. Questions on how the market works? Want to volunteer in support of the success of this annual one-day event? Please email Josh Uithof at

Kiwanis holiday candy sale gets underway

The Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis will be selling See’s Candy this holiday season to raise money to benefit north county children. Orders will be taken beginning Nov. 6 at the Women’s Club meeting at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita and at the Kiwanis Bingo night on Nov.10. Kiwanis Club members will also take orders through Dec. 2, and the candy will be delivered in time for holiday shipping about Dec. 12. See’s Candy is a quality product and makes a wonderful gift for family, friends and business contacts. See any Kiwanian to place an order, or call John Coopersmith at (503) 812-2052 or David Dillon at (503) 368-6153. Payment is appreciated at time of order. Among the children’s activities the Kiwanis See’s candy sales will benefit

families in need. We work hand in hand with other agencies in our area in order to avoid duplication of efforts. For additional information or to donate, call Robin at (503) 355-8115 or Jan at (503) 368-6166.

Holiday gift events just around the corner

Public Meeting to be held on ocean energy planning in Tillamook County

For the last four years, work has been underway to amend the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) to allow ocean energy companies to apply for permits to deploy arrays of devices within the three nautical mile-wide territorial sea. The Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee (TSPAC) is finalizing a draft plan that will be available for public review and comment. The Tillamook County Futures Council is sponsoring a public workshop to review the draft TSP and collect public comment. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the newly renovated Officer’s Mess at the Port of Tillamook Bay, 6825 Officer’s Row, in Tillamook. Refreshments provided by Pacific Restaurant will be served. Futures Council member, David Yamamoto, who is also a member of TSPAC, will discuss the history of the TSP amendment process, what areas off the shores of Tillamook County might be suitable for wave energy, where the process stands now and what happens next. Additional representatives from TSPAC as well as other stakeholders will be on hand to answer questions. Representatives of the Coastal Caucus have been invited and are scheduled to attend. The public will be asked to provide their feedback both through testimony and via a written survey.

These classes are designed for seniors 55 and older but anyone can attend. The class is free only for veterans and their families. The registration fee is $12 for non-veteran AARP members and $14 for non-members. Seating is limited so register early. For information on how to register for the AARP Driver Safety Program stop by the TBCC campus at 4301 3rd St in Tillamook, or call Sammie at TBCC at (503) 842-8222, ext. 1320.

Anger management classes offered in Manzanita

“I’m Angry! Now, what do I do about it?” Gain insights and skills for managing anger during sessions offered two Sunday evenings at Covenant Community Church, 36555 Hwy 101 N, Manzanita, on Nov. 4 and 11, at 6 p.m. No cost and plenty of hot coffee. For more information, call (503) 3685540.

Nehalem Merchants Association to hold Holiday Dinner on Dec. 1

Get ready for three holiday gift events the first Saturday in December. You could win this quilt, which incorporates a mini-candy cane motif, at the White Clover Grange Holiday Bazaar on Dec., 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Grange is located at 37585 Hwy 53, about two miles east of Hwy 101, landmarked by a humorous cow sculpture. The Alternative Gift Market in Manzanita and a Christmas sale at the Methodist Church in Nehalem will be held the same day with the same hours.

Rockaway Lions Club Thanksgiving baskets

Members and friends of the Rockaway Lions Club are currently collecting nonperishable food items for their Thanksgiving food baskets. Money donations are also being received to purchase hams, turkeys and perishable foods. Applicants must reside in areas bounded by Garibaldi to the south and Manzanita to the north. Applications are available at city halls and schools in north county. This program has been available for many years and has served hundreds of

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Letter to the Voters of Tillamook County: From: William Spidal/Candidate; Tillamook County Sheriff, Nov. 6, 2012 Tillamook is a great community but when politics interferes with the criminal justice system, we must correct it.... 1. We have a crisis with domestic violence and we must focus on ending it.

2. False arrests where 25% of the people who go to trial are found not guilty.

3. Where favoritism allows

pedophiles/rapists to plead guilty to felonies and get probation...

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n Spidal From page 1 the group. Long was not involved in the ad. As stated in Spidal’s complaint, the group of employees discussed and collected money for the ad outside of work, while off-duty, at a pizza parlor. Spidal writes that he contacted Burdick and complained about the ad after its first publication on Oct. 17. “We have election laws to protect the public and provide a ‘fair and honest’ election for all candidates and to inform the voters on ‘who is paying to endorse the candidate’ and it greatly disturbs me that after they were informed of their violation they continued to run their ad,” Spidal writes in the complaint. Less than $500 was spent on the ads; individuals chipped in an average of between $5 and $20 toward it. However, groups of people are required to create a political committee if any amount of money is spent on a campaign. Sheriff’s Office employee Paul Fournier said he was waiting to receive information on the complaint from the Secretary of Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

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Added on to throughout the years, the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church building has grown. The original church structure, in the center, was built in 1912. Photo by Dave Fisher Circled on the calendar for months, the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11 is showtime for the church, its members and the community. On Saturday, at 2 p.m., a program, in which former pastors and the district superintendent will be in attendance, will focus on the history of the church with storytelling, drama and music depicting the various eras of the Nehalem church from the 1880s to present day. In addition, a rededication ceremony will take place. The public is invited and refreshments will be served afterwards. On Sunday, the 11th, the 11 a.m. service will be a liturgy from 1928. “I just happen to have a book with the Methodist liturgy from that period and we thought it would be fun to do,” said Felton. In addition, Boy Scouts will conduct a flag ceremony and those married in the church are invited to renew their vows. For those married couples wishing to participate, call the office of State’s Office. “We don’t have anything to hide,” Fournier said. “We couldn’t have been more transparent than in the ad. This is not a question of who spent what and why we spent it.” The Elections Division will determine if any violation took place, and what, if any, penalties will be assessed. The investigations division is complaint driven, and Spidal’s letter has prompted an investigation.

the church ahead of time at (503) 368-5612. Following the service, a potluck will be held in which everyone is invited to participate in. The celebration culminates with the Thanksgiving Choral Festival at 3 p.m. featuring the church choirs from United Methodist churches in Astoria, Seaside, Bay City and Nahalem Bay. Each choir will perform two selections each, plus another six as a combined choir. There is no charge, though attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Refreshment will be served immediately following the concert. It’s a busy weekend any way you look at it, but a celebration that only happens once in a hundred years. All centennial-related events take place at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, located at 10th and A streets in Nehalem. For more information, call the church office at (503) 368-5612.

Evaluated in September 2011 by Insurance Services Offices (ISO), the Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue District is making public the final report it received this May. With the completion of the new substation near Mohler, it spells good news for rural homeowners who live within five miles of the station. Prior to the formation of the new fire district, the ISO classification was a Protection Class 5 if you lived within five miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a hydrant. Everyone outside of those distances was a Class 10. With the results of the new report, today, if you live within five miles of a station and 1,000 feet of a hydrant, the rating is still a Class 5. However, if you are within five (5) miles of a station but not within 1000’ of a hydrant, the new ISO Protection Class rating for homeowners is a Class 6 rather than a Class 10. “This will save many NBFR District patrons several hundred dollars per year on their homeowner’s insurance,” said Chief Perry Sherbaugh. One homeowner in Riverside Estates reported a savings of $945. The ISO Protection Class rating is what most insurance companies use when figuring your homeowner’s insurance premium. ISO scores the fire district using three factors: • Receiving and handling fire alarms (Tillamook 911) up to 10 points • Fire Department - up to 50 points • Water Supply (city water systems) and rural area tender shuttle - up to 40 points

With the completion of the new fire substation near Mohler, the NBFR district was able to deliver on a lower ISO Protection Class rating that will translate into lower insurance premiums for homeowners in some rural area. Photo by Dave Fisher Using a complicated formula, ISO assigns a fire district an ISO Protection rating of Class 1 through Class 10. Class 1 is the best and Class 10 is the worst. “There are no Class 1 fire departments in Oregon and there are only 22 designated as Class 2. Most are a Class 5,” said Sherbaugh. The fire district recently completed the new fire station at 37715 Hwy 53, Nehalem. Homeowners’ ISO Protection Class will be the same as mentioned above if their property is within five miles of that new station. Sherbaugh reminds homeowners, if this new classification affects their property, to call their insurance company and see what ISO classification they have been previously classified as. “If the new rating has a lower number than the one on file, make sure your insurance company knows your fire protection received an improved rating,” said Sherbaugh. “You

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        02:24 PM 7.09 H 10:0 02:57 PM 6.85 H 10:4 03:35 PM 6.55 H 11:2 03:18 PM 6.2 H 11:1 11/05 Mon 05:38 AM 5.45 H 11:21 AM 2.74 L 04:10 PM 5.82 H 11/06 Tue 12:03 AM 0.58 L 06:31 AM 5.57 H 12:35 PM 2.62 L 05:1 11/07 Wed 12:56 AM 0.76 L 07:20 AM 5.82 H 01:51 PM 2.31 L 06:3 We 11/08 Thu 01:51 AM 0.92 L 08:03 AM 6.2 H 02:57 PM 1.8 L 07:5 Deliver! 11/09 Fri 02:44 AM 1.07 L 08:43 AM 6.68 H 03:52 PM 1.17 L 09:0 11/10 Sat 03:35 AM 1.22 L 09:22 AM 7.22 H 04:41 PM 0.48 L 10:1 Come check out our new menu with new entrees! 11/11 SunMexican 04:23 AM Delicious 1.36 L 10:01 AM 7.78 H 05:28 PM -0.19 L 11:0 Authentic Cuisine. Fajitas, 11/12 Mon 05:11Tamales AM and 1.51 L 10:41 AM 8.27 H 06:14 PM -0.76 L Mole Sauce, Homemade Chile Rellenos. Open 7Tue days a week, 2 blocks the beach 11/13 12:03 AM from 6.39 H in 05:58 AM 1.64 L 11:24 AM 8.63 H 07:0 Manzanita 11/14 Wed 12:55 AM 6.58 H 06:46 AM 1.76 L 12:08 PM 8.81 H 07:4 114 Laneda Ave., Nehalem 11/15 Thu 01:46 AM Manzanita 6.65 H 07:36 AM Downtown 1.88 L 12:55 PM 8.76 H 08:3

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n Church road,” said longtime church member Dianne Stiger, who grew up in the area. Prior to the appointment of Dill, ordained pastors, known as circuit riders, visited the area every two or three months to help spread the word. Stiger remembers them staying with her grandparents. “It was sporadic because it was hard to get here back then,” she said. If one stands back and looks at the present church, they’re looking at a building that has been added on to over the years. In the middle is how it looked in the early 1900s. In the 1930s, a basement was added that today houses the local Head Start program. Access ramps soon followed and in 1956 the sanctuary was expanded and actually rotated. The final addition came in 1990 with a new fellowship hall, restrooms and offices. While Rev. Felton is as captivated as anyone associated with the church with its rich history, what is more important, she maintains, is where the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church is today. With an active congregation numbering upwards of 60 members, Felton sees the church as the social hub of the community. In addition to providing a home to Head Start, a federal preschool program that promotes school readiness of children up to five from low-income families, the Methodist Church sponsors the local chapter of the Boy Scouts and is where senior meals are served Tuesdays and Thursdays. The kitchen and meeting area is made available to other civic organizations as well.

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         03:28 AM 5.88 H 09:14 AM 2.29 L 04:10 AM 5.74 H 09:50 AM 2.45 L 04:56 AM 5.58 H 10:31 AM 2.59 L 04:45 AM 5.47 H 10:20 AM 2.7 L 05:38 AM 5.45 H 11:21 AM 2.74 L 12:03 AM 0.58 L 06:31 AM 5.57 H 12:56 AM 0.76 L 07:20 AM 5.82 H 01:51 AM 0.92 L 08:03 AM 6.2 H 02:44 AM 1.07 L 08:43 AM 6.68 H 03:35 AM 1.22 L 09:22 AM 7.22 H 04:23 AM 1.36 L 10:01 AM 7.78 H 05:11 AM 1.51 L 10:41 AM 8.27 H 12:03 AM 6.39 H 05:58 AM 1.64 L 12:55 AM 6.58 H 06:46 AM 1.76 L 01:46 AM 6.65 H 07:36 AM 1.88 L

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Calendar of Events On Nov. 11, the Bay City Arts Center will host Irish button accordion legend, Paddy O’Brien, fiddler Dale Russ, and guitarist and vocalist Nancy Conescu for a day of workshops, Irish fare, and an evening concert. The trio will offer workshops at 1 p.m. for anyone who would like to spend 90 minutes honing their skills on accordion, fiddle or guitar. WorkManzanita News shops are only $20 per person, and Espresso and preregistracoming of age tion is required. On Tuesday, Alternatively Nov. 6, Bunny and Paddy also ofStarlight Frost, fers a workshop current owners of covering tunes Manzanita News and repertoire and Espresso, for all instruare offering free ments. To brewed coffee (or pre-register for a $1.75 off your workshop, please espresso drink) call Corner Office all day long, in Northwest at celebration of (503) 368-2669. 11 Then, starting usic Nov. their 21st year of Irish traditional m being open 364 at 5 p.m., Irish ith accordian legend w le days a year, 7:30 stew and soda bread O’Brien, fiddler Da y dd a.m. – 5 p.m. Pa will be on the menu and every day. Russ, and guitarist for a suggested donancy Conescu. Na t This is an lis ca vo tion of only $5. The open invitation meal will be prepared to the community to come and by guest chef Rachel Phaksuwan (formerly of The Schooner share in the celebration of having served the local citizenry in Netarts). Proceeds benefit with the “basics” – coffee, the Bay City Arts Center. espresso, Wanda’s pastries, At 6:30 p.m., Paddy, Dale newspapers, magazines – and and Nancy will take the stage more, for twenty-one years. to present an evening of Irish Manzanita News & traditional music as never beEspresso has served as a social fore heard on the coast. Paddy hub of the community, where weaves stories about the tunes and the people he learned them people meet and greet each other, where meetings are from into his performance planned and serendipitous, creating a true Irish experiwhere people learn about local ence for his audience. Tickets meetings and events, and come cost $12 for adults. Kids under together as a community. 12 admitted free with parent or guardian. Cash/checks accepted at the gate. Women’s Club of Manzanita/ If you miss this concert North County to meet Nov. 6 on Nov. 11, you will have a The November ‘Harvest second chance to see Paddy Luncheon’ of the Women’s on Nov. 18 in a 3 p.m. matinee Club will be held on Tuesday, performance at the Hoffman Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m., at the Center on Laneda Ave. in Pine Grove Community CenManzanita. To learn more about Paddy O’Brien, please visit www.

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Due to demand, Nehalem area residents George and Gloria West have increased their annual Christmas workshops to three weekends starting Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 and 17. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 35325 Bayside Gardens Rd. A variety of Christmas

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The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will host an International Textile Show and Silent Auction during the month of November. The textiles will be on display at the Pioneer Museum Nov. 5 - 25. Throughout that period, silent auction bids on various textile pieces will be accepted. On the afternoon of Nov. 25, from 1 to 3, there will be a reception and final action bidding will take place. Proceeds benefit Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center. Mapusha Weavers is a cooperative of women weavers based in the village of Acornhoek in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The group came together in 1973 with the help of a local Catholic missionary as a way for unemployed women in the village to learn a craft and make money to support their families. Trained in the skills of weaving and sewing, the six women that now make up Mapusha create an array of handspun, hand-woven, and hand-dyed textiles in a variety of colors and fabrics. No two items are the same; each is its own original work of art. The income from Mapusha’s products goes to support the women’s dependent family members. Judy Miller, who helped start the Mapusha Weavers, will also be on hand for the reception event to tell the group’s fascinating story. She

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A roast chicken to make the dead dance “Don’t fear dying, fear not having lived.” – Old Mexican saying Signs of the summer’s death are all around us with the falling leaves, bare flower stalks and the decent of the rains. Our thoughts turn from the fertile garden beds, inwards towards the hearth. It seems like a fitting time to celebrate the dead. Day of the Dead, or “el Dia de los Muertos,” is celebrated throughout Mexico roughly the weekend after Halloween. The week before this event, Mexico transforms. Suddenly the fresh flower stalls on the street are awash with marigolds, windows are dressed in brightly colored flags with skeletons dancing on them and sugar skulls are everywhere. Families build alters to honor their departed beloveds, decorated with pictures, flowers, candles and smiling skeletons. Then the families loving prepare a feast filled with the favorite foods of their dead loved ones. Soon they pour out onto the streets, parading to the graveyards with food and drink in

hand, to have a party with those in the ground. I simply am in love with this holiday and have adopted it as a tradition in our household. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the

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lives of those we have lost. Often, we invite friends over and ask them to bring a picture of their lost loved one to add to the altar with their loved one’s favorite dish. During dinner, we

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the brine, making sure the whole thing is submerged. (It is okay to add more water to the brine to get it to cover the chicken.) Place the pot in the fridge and brine for 2-12 hours. While the chicken is brining, mix up everything from the spice mix but the oil, lime and garlic, in a small bowl. Turn the oven on to 400 degrees. Remove the chicken from the brine, (discard the brine), pat the chicken dry, and then place the bird breast side up in heavy Dutch oven. (If you do not have a Dutch oven, investing in one will be the best thing you could possibly do for your taste buds.) Squeeze the lime into the spice mix then tuck the lime halves and onion quarters in the cavity. Add the oil to the spice mix as well and spread that spicy oil mix gently under the skin and all over the chicken. (Sorry, gotta

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Like Lilly did, I love to eat celebrates your life. The day of the dead chicken so perfecting the came early for right roast chicken has been a passion me this year. My dear old furry cat of mine. Start friend and lap with an organic warmer, Lilly, chicken, preferleft our world and ably local. This went off to the is a basic recipe stars to put some that you can use purr into them. over and over just Little does anyone change the spices know, but she to your liking. I was the co-author used a Mexican of my articles. theme here since The She would sit on we are celebrating Golightly Day of the Dead, my lap and purr inspiration while I the clasGourmet but typed. Things feel sic way to roast Dana Zia pretty stark withchicken is to use out the halo of rosemary, sage, white fur floating thyme and lemon around me while I write. instead. Viva el dia de los I will not forget my muertos! sweet muse, Lilly. I will celebrate her furry little life and hope I still find white hair poking out of keyboard in years to come. I will remember to lie in the sun, when it is peeking out, and be content with just that. I will live life to the fullest and bake chicken often and eat it in her honor. (She loved to eat chicken!) I have been working on the perfect roast chicken recipe for a while now. Performances you

get messy here since the best way to do it is with your hands.) Tuck the chicken in the oven and bake for 30 minutes with the lid off. Lower the temperature to 350 degrees and then put the lid on the Dutch oven and bake for another 30 minutes until beginning to brown. Take off the lid and baste with the delicious juices in the pot then let roast for 10-20 minutes more until the temperature at the deepest part of the thigh is 165-175 degrees and the skin is golden brown. It is about 20 minutes per pound cooking time. Don’t over bake it or you will have dried ol’ chicken that Lilly wouldn’t even eat. Very important! Take out of the oven and let sit for 15 minutes to let the juices distribute into the meat. Serve with the pan juices on Mexican style rice sprinkled with cilantro and salsa. Meow.

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