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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Hoffman Center presents ‘A Victorian Christmas.’ Emmy nominee and master harp guitarist John Doan highlights Dec. 9 event. Page 6

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November 29, 2012

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Manzanita looks to ‘de-water’ S. 3rd Street

Making Spirits Bright!

City looks to solve storm line problem before a major catastrophe happens

Holiday season officially gets underway in Manzanita

By Dave Fisher The Citizen

High on the priority list of the Manzanita City Council for the past several years, the 3rd Street project, which entails replacing the failing storm drainage line and water line, installing a surface storm drainage system, and repaving the street will get underway after the first of the year.

With Santa doing the honors, the tree in the parking lot of Kamali/Sotheby Realty was officially lit the day after Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season in Manzanita. The fair skies that prevailed the previous day didn’t stick around long, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered for the tree lighting ceremony, who then quickly made their way to the Pine Grove Community Center to get out of the rain. While children and parents lined up to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and make the most of the photo opportunity, others checked out the holiday bazaar that featured local artisans and merchants. Photo by Dave Fisher

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More HOLIDAY SEASON PHOTOS, page 2 Jerry Taylor

‘SCROOGE’ WORTH THE DRIVE

NKN senior Willa Childress writes about her role in the play Page 9

Index Classifieds.................. 8 Events calendar.......... 6 NBFR District Log....... 6 Public Safety Log........ 6 Golightly Gourmet....... 5 Letters to the Editor.... 4

With one storm down, what’s in-store the rest of the winter? Mother Nature cuts loose on the Oregon coast the weekend prior to Thanksgiving By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Though it didn’t pack the punch of more memorable storms, such as the ones in Feb. 1996 or Dec. 2007, the storm that preceded Thanksgiving this year certainly caught the attention of coastal residents and visitors to the area. With the first major storm of the season behind us, what’s in store for the rest of winter? “Earlier the ocean models were showing this would be an El Nino year but current indications, as well as the models, now suggest this winter season we will see neutral conditions,” said Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Management Director. “Normally, under these conditions, we would see average temperatures, although some forecasters are thinking we might be slightly warmer than average.” As for precipitation, McCraw notes, we are usually slightly drier than usual in neutral conditions but we do see a slightly higher

Old Glory took a beating outside the Hoffman Center during the recent storm, as did fences, trees and awnings. Hoffman Center President Dave Dillon took this photo of the flag and submitted it to the Citizen, adding that it had been retired with a new untattered flag taking its place. frequency of moderate lowlevel snow events, with lower amounts at the coast because of the proximity to the water. The idea of slightly drier

weather might be considered music to one’s ears considering Mother Nature dumped a reported 7.75-inches of rain on Nehalem during a

48-hour period, beginning Sunday, Nov. 18. Manzanita Public Works reported a 24-hour amount of 4.5 inches during the height of

the storm. Accompanying the rain were high winds, with some of the gusts along portions of the coast described as “hurricane strength.” A 98-mph wind gust was recorded at Yaquina Head near Newport, while, in Tillamook County, Garibaldi saw a peak gust of 84 mph, Cape Meares – 68 mph, and Rockaway Beach – 70 mph. In a weather-related incident, a hunter was killed when a tree fell on the tent he was sleeping in. Emergency responders found the body of Nathan Christensen, 52, of Seattle, in a tent along God’s Valley Road, off Hwy 53, at around 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19. Responding firefighters said the forest was so thick that they had to cut their way into and out of the emergency scene. Two hunters in an adjacent camp heard the tree snap and saw it lying across the tent. In an attempt to rescue Christensen, they cut the tree away, but could not save him, according to Perry Sherbaugh, Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue chief. Sherbaugh said the other hunters in the man’s party had left as the storm

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NKN Middle School instructor honored as ‘Teacher of the Year’ By Dave Fisher The Citizen

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It should come as no surprise that Neah-KahNie Middle School teacher Cynthia Grelck was recently named the Oregon Small Schools Association Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year. After all, teaching runs in her family. That said, Grelck says she was “shocked” when she received the honor earlier in November. “I was really honored. It’s quite an accomplishment, but mostly, I was shocked,” says the 7th and 8th grade math instructor. Grelck, who has taught for 22 years, made her way to the Neah-Kah-Nie School District after a nine-year stint as an elementary teacher at Detroit Lake. For Grelck, it was like coming home.

“My grandma was a teacher at Bay City and Nehalem, and my grandfather was a principal at Garibaldi. I grew up in Warrenton and just wanted to get back closer to my roots,” she said. “My mother taught at Warrenton for 30 plus years and my sister also teaches. I was exposed to the profession at a very young age, helping my mom, and knew early on I wanted to be a teacher.” Nominated by district officials in September, Grelck attended the breakfast awards ceremony in jeans and a sweatshirt, not anticipating she was going to be the recipient of this year’s award. For her, it was an honor just to be nominated. “Cynthia is humble to a fault and was completely

Cynthia Grelck, a math instructor at Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School, has been named the Oregon Small Schools See TEACHER, page 6 Association Teacher of the Year for 2012-13.


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Applying the final touch

NKN High students get in on the Waterhouse Falls Coho Salmon Project

Neah-Kah-Nie High School got into the act again this year designing and producing labels for the canned Coho salmon and tuna as part of the annual Waterhouse Falls Coho Salmon Project. This fall, upwards of 275 fish were pulled from the life-cycle monitoring station at Waterhouse Falls on the North Fork Nehalem. From there, they were transported to the Tillamook Bay Boathouse for canning to be given to Tillamook County food banks. Another 6,000 pounds of tuna was provided by the Oregon Tuna Classic held in Garibaldi. Applying the final touch to the canned product in mid-November were Neah-Kah-Nie High School Honor Society students. Art students designed the labels as part of a competition. Julia Baker’s design won top honors for the canned tuna while Ashley Pearson and Sierra Dement collaborated in producing the winning design for the canned salmon.

Above: Holiday shoppers check out homemade craft items at one of the many vendor tables inside Pine Grove.

Making Spirits Bright! The annual tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Manzanita Business Alliance, continues to grow in popularity with businesses along Laneda Ave. making a special effort to join the festivities and brighten the holiday season. This year, a holiday bazaar at Pine Grove Community Center followed the tree lighting.

Neah-Kah-Nie High School Honor Society students took time out to apply labels to canned salmon and tuna in a collaborative effort for this year’s Coho salmon harvest at Waterhouse Falls. Photos by Dave Fisher

At right: Local area resident Geri Berg makes her Christmas wishes known to Santa. Photos by Dave Fisher

8th annual Alternative Gift Market this Saturday North County Recreation District program passes from Friends of NCRD, handmade bags made in Cambodia from the Anyway Foundation. You can also buy intangible presents, gifts to 30 different projects around the world that are very tangible to the recipients. These projects address global issues of hunger, education, clean water, medical services, poverty, and the environment. Examples are goats in Haiti,

books in Nicaragua, clean water for rural communities in Bolivia, medicine for backpack healthcare workers in Burma, fresh water wells in south Sudan. The eighth annual Alternative Gift Market is an opportunity to share with your friends and families the gift of hope, supporting these projects that nurture the well being of people and places, locally and around the world. In addition, soup and

Rinehart Clinic to celebrate 100 years THERE’S ALWAYS MORE NEWS It takes more than one village to throw a yearlong series of parties and events marking the 100th birthday of The Rinehart Clinic and your help is needed. The Rinehart Clinic is proud to commemorate 100 years of providing compassionate community health care to residents of north Tillamook County, and to celebrate a series of events are planned. Attend a tea at the North County Recreation District on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., to find out more information about how you can help. “We are planning receptions, displays of vintage items, and photographic

timelines, there’s a need for all hands on deck to help us with these events,” said event chair Sue Remy. “We’re going to need as many hands as possible to help out with this wonderful celebration. Many hands make short work, so if you can help out a little (or a lot) we’d love to have you join us on Tuesday for some tea and cookies.” The mission of The Rinehart Clinic for nearly 100 years has been to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare to all in our community. The clinic board and staff are proud to celebrate 100 years and look forward to the next century of serving the community. For more information, please attend the volunteer meeting at NCRD on Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., and for more information about the 100th birthday celebration,

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Community News Briefs

Calvary Bible Church supports Operation Christmas Child with a donation of 140 shoeboxes filled with toys, games, writing materials, candy, and hygiene items. Above: Church volunteers pose for the camera.

Calvary Bible Church is pleased to support Operation Christmas Child with a donation of 140 shoeboxes fill with toys, games, writing materials, candy, and hygiene items. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a Franklin Graham organization. Since 1993 they have provided boxes to needy third-world children. Last year, eight million were delivered with a goal of ten million this season. During this year’s Vacation Bible School at Calvary Bible, the children were asked to provide gifts or funds to fill boxes, and they raised enough to fill 70 boxes. The congregation was challenged to match them, which they did. These gifts are a great way to share the Christmas spirit.

NCRD pool progress subject of Nov. 29 meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 29, the architect for the North County Recreation District’s planned new swimming pool, Carl Sherwood, will present interim progress on the conceptual design. The purpose of the presentation to the NCRD Board of Directors is to invite input while the design is in an early stage of development. The conceptual design and cost estimate is scheduled for completion by the end of December. This meeting is open to the public, and will be at 6 p.m. in the gallery at NCRD, 36155 9th. St., in Nehalem.

Know a family in need of assistance?

The Rockaway Beach Lions Club members have distributed applications for their Christmas baskets. Families needing assistance for Christmas 2012 must live in the boundaries being served from Manzanita to the north to Barview to the south. Applications may be picked up at the city halls in Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and Rockaway Beach or at Nehalem Elementary, NKN high or middle schools. Deadline for returned applications is Tuesday, Dec. 4. The Lions gave Thanksgiving baskets to 28 families Nov.19, thanks to the many people donating food, money and gifts to this worthwhile project. For further information, contact Jan, (503) 368-6166, or Robin, (503) 355-8115.

Christmas Vacation Bible School slated

A Christmas Vacation Bible School will be held Dec. 17-

20, from 9 a.m. to noon, for children ages 4 years through 5th grade. The free event, at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church on 10th and A St., in Nehalem, will include stories, songs, crafts, games, snack, and drama. On Thursday evening, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a spaghetti dinner for the families of the participants, followed by the children’s Christmas play. Children must be registered by Dec. 10. Pick up registration forms at the church or Nehalem Elementary School. Questions? Call Joanne, (503) 355-2573 or Pastor Jody at (503) 368-5612.

Breast Health Coalition offers special tree gifts to holiday donors

The “moms” (and grandmas, aunts and sisters) are often some of the most difficult to buy for during the holiday season, especially if they are a breast cancer or cancer survivors. The Tillamook Breast Health Coalition, a program of The Rinehart Clinic, has the perfect gift for the ladies in your life. Give a donation to the Breast Health Coalition, and with a $100 donation, the Breast Coalition will give you a special tree to commemorate your gift. Trees are the gift of life, and these landscape trees will grow to honor or memorialize your gift to the Coalition. The Breast Health Coalition will launch this fundraiser at the Alternative Gift Market on Dec. 1, at Pine Grove. The Tree-of-Life donation gift will be available throughout the holiday season. Your donation will assist the Coalition with its goals to promote breast health education to increase

Nehalem Merchants Association to hold Holiday Dinner

The Nehalem Merchants Association invites the community to a fundraising Holiday Dinner Dec. 1 at Nehalem City Hall. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds go toward beautification efforts in downtown 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.

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership announces annual public meeting

The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership invites the public to Tillamook Bay Community College on Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m., for an update on the projects and programs that have been underway in the Tillamook County watersheds this year. The community is invited to join TEP board and staff for a review of projects large and small, including an update on the water quality monitoring program, an overview of the Fan Creek Culvert Replacement, a visual recap of the Water Trail Speaker Series, and the focus and direction articulated through the strategic planning process. Tillamook Estuaries

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Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Garibaldi. Through water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, education and outreach, it supports its mission of conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds in their entirety. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Tillamook Bay Community College is located at 4301 Third Street in Tillamook. Please contact Sierra at Tillamook Estuaries Partnership with any questions: (503) 322-2222.

Gift” on any donation.) The next Adoptathon is Saturday, Dec. 22, noon to 3 p.m., at the 4-H Dorm, Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4663 Third Street, Tillamook. To preview animals in foster care awaiting “forever” homes, visit the website www. unitedpaws.org. Animals can be adopted at any time; pet lovers don’t have to wait for an Adoptathon. Call (503) 842-5663 if you’d like to meet a pet. United Paws has many kittens!

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Frederick Foss, Jr., MD, has joined Tillamook Medical Group and is credentialed to perform surgical procedures at Tillamook County General Hospital. He is boardcertified in general surgery and Frederick Foss, Jr. holds a certificate of additional qualification in surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery. After graduating from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Foss completed a surgical internship and residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. He also completed a trauma and critical care fellowship at Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services. Over the course of his extensive professional career, Dr. Foss has provided surgery services and trauma care in a number of rural as well as urban locations. His clinical leadership roles at several larger hospitals include appointments as medical director for surgical services and for trauma services. He has also been an assistant clinical professor and instructed a number of advanced trauma and surgical seminars. Dr. Foss comes to Tillamook from the United Hospital District and clinic in Blue Earth, MN. Activities Dr. Foss enjoys in his free time include read-

If you give United Paws $10, they will collect $20. If you give $20, United Paws will make $40, and so on. The same generous donor who offered a matching gift last year has come through again, offering to match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $2,000. In three months in 2011, United Paws collected more than $8,000 as a result of last year’s matching gift! This year’s countdown ends Dec. 31, so please give as generously as you can, because every dollar becomes two. So far, in 2012, United Paws has spayed 387 female and 313 male cats and 68 female and 47 male dogs, which means the group is well on track to match its previous record of 1,000 animals spayed and neutered a year. All these animals would not have been spayed or neutered without United Paws’ help. The group’s mission is to assist low-income persons and families with their companion animals’ expenses, and to humanely manage the feral cat population through the universally approved practice of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). In addition, during 2012, United Paws spayed and neutered all stray dogs taken by Animal Control to Tillamook Animal Shelter’s county kennels. United Paws is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that relies solely on private donations to help needy cats and dogs in Tillamook County. All donations are tax-deductible as the law allows. For more information, visit the websiteunitedpaws. org, where donations can be made via PayPal. Checks should be mailed to United Paws, P.O. Box 159, Tillamook, OR, 97141. (It would help the group track donations if you would write “Matching

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ing, crossword puzzles, golfing, and cooking, especially BBQ. He also cherishes time with his wife, Nancy, as well as with their five grown children. Two dogs, Bernard and Axel, keep them company.

TCCC seeks grant applicants

The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC) is soliciting requests from Tillamook County citizens and organizations interested in developing projects that celebrate the arts, humanities, and heritage of Tillamook County. To be considered, projects must address one or more of the following: education, community art, heritage, the environment and/or traditions. Grant applicants must be an individual(s), a non-profit organization or a governmental organization. Individuals must be residents of Tillamook County and organizations must maintain a registered headquarters in Tillamook County. Priority will be given to activities that will benefit a significant number of Tillamook County residents. Grants funded have ranged from $600 to $4,000. Examples of projects and events funded in 2012 include: Bay City Arts Center Camp for Special Needs Kids, TCAN Art Exhibit at the Pioneer Museum, and “The Lost Pioneer” production. Grant applications are due Jan. 5, 2013. Detailed information about TCCC and the grant application are available on the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum website: tcpm.org/ tccc.htm. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made by late January. For more information, contact any of the TCCC members listed on the web page.

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screenings for early detection, and to support assistance of those diagnosed with breast cancer. “The Breast Health Coalition has provided hundreds of Tillamook County women with mammograms, provided patient navigation and resources to help them through a challenging time,” said Breast Health Coalition Coordinator Suzie Whalen. “These donations help local women right here in our community, and it’s important for us to continue the education about early detection.” For more information about the Breast Health Coalition Tree-of-Life gift donation, please contact Suzie Whalen at (503) 368-5182, ext. 111, go to The Rinehart Clinic website at rinehartclinic.org/services, or like us on Facebook – “Tillamook-Breast HealthCoalition.”

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The economic downturn and high unemployment rate have left many PUD customers struggling to pay their electric bills. Our Customer Assistance Program helps these customers avoid disconnection for nonpayment. The need for assistance just keeps growing, and we need your donations now more than ever. And remember, the PUD will match your contribution dollar for dollar. CARE, Inc. and Northwest Senior and Disability Services will identify those in need, determine if they meet program qualifications and distribute the funds. The next time you pay your bill, please consider giving a little extra to the CAP program. Just add any dollar amount to your bill and note the amount in the “Customer Help Donation” box. With the PUD match, your assistance goes twice as far.

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Commentary

Changes coming to North Coast Citizen website

Beginning Dec. 1, the North Coast Citizen will have some of its online stories behind a paywall. To be clear, much of the content online will remain free – obituaries, letters to the editor, breaking news, arts and entertainment, sports scores. In fact, everything that has been free online will continue to be. But there have long been many items in the print edition that never made it online – in-depth reporting, feature stories, guest columns, criminal conviction lists and more. It seems silly to give away our original content for free online. What we’ve failed to do a good job of, however, is letting our online readership know what they’re missing by not subscribing. We realize that many of our readers live out of town, or read news on the go. Now we’re offering our news in a variety of formats – in print, in our e-edition, or on our website. All those features that were held for print-only will be accessible, for a subscription fee, online.

If you already have a print subscription, use your subscriber number to access online stories at no additional cost. The number is printed on your front page, above your name and address. (Do not type in the zeros when you enter your subscriber number.) Another advantage is that subscribers don’t have to wait until the next edition of the Citizen for the news. We’re putting stories up behind the paywall continually. The goal is to expand services, not take them away. You might have heard a thing or two about the struggles of the newspaper industry. Those woes have fallen disproportionally greater upon the metro dailies rather than community weeklies, but we too have felt the effects of the recession, along with our advertisers. It would be irresponsible if we didn’t realize that the news landscape is changing and, as is the case with many changes, sooner or later it will find its way to Tillamook County.

Editorial

The ‘fiscal cliff ’ problem

Now that the election is over, service irrespective of “profit” political news is focused on the would be the mission. This is so-called “fiscal cliff.” It may why using a “business model,” feel like a cliff to some because (i.e. “run it like a business”), the devil’s bargain created by doesn’t work for running govCongress last year calls for ernment. Budgeting and deciautomatic, across the board cuts sion-making is simple if all you to spending. focus on, or all you care about, I call it a devil’s bargain beis the economic bottom line. An cause our legislators agreed that example is the recent judgment if the Joint Select Committee on against British Petroleum. By Deficit Reduction, referred to as focusing only on profits, BP the Super Committee, couldn’t endangered its employees as come up with a plan to reduce well as the environment and the deficit (and they didn’t), the livelihoods of many others automatic budget cuts would who rely on the Gulf of Mexico. begin in JanuNow, we find out ary. This bargain that BP also worked Guest provided short-term to cover up its gain and a sigh of Commentary systemic irresponrelief from Consibility. gress, but long-term Victoria Stoppiello The “fiscal pain – suffering cliff” has resulted the consequences from our federal through budget cuts, half to legislators failure, in some cases military spending and half to all refusal, to work toward consenother discretionary spending. sus about what’s important for Wickipedia has a long the country, a failure to study discussion of the fiscal cliff, long-term ramifications of deciincluding this: According to sions made now. For example, the Congressional Budget Ofis this level of spending on the fice Historical Tables, defense military the most appropriate? spending (including overseas Recently, I’ve read that the U.S. contingency operations for the is moving rapidly toward, not necessarily energy indepenwars in Iraq and Afghanistan) dence, but independence from grew from $295 billion in 2000 Mid East oil. One commentator to $700 billion in 2011, an ansuggested that, since China is nual growth rate of 8.2 percent. the primary customer now for Non-defense discretionary oil from Saudi Arabia and its spending grew at a 6.6 percent Mid East neighbors, perhaps annual rate during that time, China should take on the milifrom $320 billion to $646 billion. So roughly half our federal tary responsibility of assuring that the shipping lanes from budget, excluding Medicare that region stay open. If that ocand Social Security, goes to the military and the other half funds curred, the U.S. could reduce its military presence in the Middle everything else. East, reduce our human and There’s some irony in the monetary investment there, and situation. For example, a 10 release those resources to repair, percent cut to the Department rebuild, and expand domestic of Interior, which includes the National Park Service, will have infrastructure. Some would argue that a big impact on that operation, such a shift would have negabut it won’t generate that much tive impacts on our economy money, whereas a 10 percent because, indeed, a great deal of cut to the military budget will the US economy is tied up in generate a lot of money. The Romney/Ryan budget plan, dis- the military industrial complex. avowed by the voters, proposed Many of the corporations that do this work, however, have increasing military spending the expertise to do constructive while cutting everything else. projects stateside. But, as one Their plan certainly seemed an Bechtel official commented, old fashioned “might is right” approach to international affairs, they’re not in the business of building, but in the business of especially in light of the U.S. making money. Getting those spending more on military than organizations to respond to new roughly the rest of the world’s challenges, perhaps without countries combined. automatic profit margins, won’t All this illustrates a rather be easy. ham-handed approach to It isn’t just the average dealing with federal spending. American who has become In most households and most “soft” and expects an easy path business, across the board to a comfortable existence. It cuts are to be avoided because is also the corporations that they don’t address inefficiencontract with the federal govcies, outright waste or whether ernment, sometimes not even the activity contributes to the having to bid for those contracts “mission” of the organization. A thorough discussion of values that have developed a sense of and priorities is a necessary entitlement. part of good fiscal planning. In a business, profit may be part Victoria Stoppiello is a or the entire “mission,” but in north coast freelance writer; a non-profit setting, includyou can reach her at aning governments, providing a thonyvictoria1@gmail.com.

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Reflecting on holidays past

Thanksgiving has always been my occasionally emerging to hit something favorite holiday. Beyond the endless plat- with a large wrench. I learned my first ters of food and drink, it’s the one holiday profanity watching Dad attempt to coax where family strives to get together and some more life out of the van. It was not enjoy one another’s company. On Fourth unlike the scenes in “Star Wars,” where of July, you might get a drunken uncle Han and Chewie are constantly frustrated stopping by to detonate a mailbox; maybe by their efforts to fix the Millennium on Christmas you’d meet that aunt in the Falcon. That was where the similarigreen pantsuit that smelled like mothties ended; light-speed for the VW was balls and gin; perhaps on Memorial Day around 48 miles-per-hour. weekend you’d visit the cousin But it always got us to you hadn’t seen since she was Thanksgiving in Wisconsin. My bouncing happily on a rockingDad’s aunt and uncle – Carl and horse, but now looked like a Arlene – were sweet-natured roadie for Metallica. These people who loved our visits. were brief visits punctuated by Arlene always laughed and everyone glancing repeatedly clapped her hands joyfully when at the clock, wondering if the we came through the door; Carl appropriate amount of time had would greet me like a grown passed before they could say man with a firm handshake. “Well, it’s been swell – let’s do Their house was straight out of a Living this again in 2044!” However, Thomas Kinkade painting, very Thanksgiving was one time neat, clean and warm. We ate The where everyone gathered and Thanksgiving dinner together Dream defied the laws of time and in the small kitchen; there was space by having fun. no kiddie table, everyone shared Dan Haag As a boy, my favorite place the same space. If there was any for Thanksgiving was my great adult-style tension going on, aunt and uncle’s place in Eau Claire, Wis- I never noticed; it was above my payconsin. At that age, long car trips were grade. exotically mysterious to me and there was Carl was battling high cholesterol nothing more adventurous than loading and, under doctor’s orders, couldn’t eat up our worn VW van and driving to Wistoo many rich foods. To that end, Arlene consin in the dead of winter. Would we would cut the turkey meat off the bones make it to Thanksgiving dinner alive or and pile them on a platter for Carl to would wolves find our frozen corpses in a gnaw on. He happily did, like some ditch after the snow thawed in August? It bespectacled mid-western barbarian king. They would take turns sharing stories doesn’t get more exciting than that. The VW van was a wonder of German about my dad as a kid, Carl doing his best to embarrass him while Arlene concenengineering. The heater only worked in trated on his sweeter attributes. the summer and the vinyl seats would After dinner had been polished off and freeze solid in the winter, making every Arlene had wrapped enough leftovers for pothole a potentially spine-altering us to live on until spring and we would experience. Dad spent the majority of his walk through their neighborhood. Carl free-time with his head under the hood,

would don one of his many hats, the kind that hipsters wear nowadays but only look good on a guy like Carl, and off we went. The clean, cold air did a fine job counteracting the tryptophan and we enjoyed watching other families out-and-about; shoveling sidewalks, building snowmen and dragging out Christmas lights. It was so idyllically Norman Rockwell, I sometimes wonder if I imagined it. Back at the house, we would gather in the living room and visit. Carl used to offer me root beer; that is until I laughed while drinking one and the ensuing carbonated nose-explosion propelled me backwards off his favorite chair and into Arlene’s favorite lamp. It was strictly water for the boy from then on. Usually, Carl would take us to the basement and show off his floor-to-ceiling beer can collection, neatly displayed on hand-made shelves. This was before the craft-beer craze, when Midwestern beer quality could be measured by a name ending in the letter ‘z;’ Schlitz, Blatz and so on. Whenever I saw it, I thought it was surely one of the coolest things I would ever witness. I’m certain that Carl would feel the same way seeing me make my weekly bottle-return visit to Cart’m. Finally, it was time to fire up the VW and head back home. Inevitably, a Midwestern blizzard seemed to kick up just as we hit the road, but our puttering German sleigh always delivered us safely. I would doze happily on the rock-hard frozen vinyl, dreaming of buying Carl and Arlene’s house when I grew up and wearing all of his hats. I awoke only when I heard Mom mutter “Thank God,” signaling we were pulling into the driveway. Soon, the sounds of Dad clanging on the VW drifted up to my bed, while visions of Carl’s malt liquor cans danced through my head.

Being thrifty is really a state of mind Since my formal eduthat we considered wealthy, cation in economics is a but most of us struggled to bit limited and my age is make it day in and day out. getting to be limiting, I am I was always looking compelled to share some for ways to make a bit of basic things and ideas money and that led to selllearned in the school of ing magazines door to door, hard knocks that delivering newsguided me through papers and pulling the years of living weeds in a local with what we had. nursery greenhouse. The idea of I will never forget saving money the day I found a was strengthened dollar bill just off by a program the side of the street that existed in and I scooped it up the grade school while looking to see I attended. Each if there was anyone student had their who could The Old around own account and have lost it. Not Geezer bank book. Once sure what I did with a week the teacher all that money, but Walt would collect the don’t think it went Trandum money to deposit into my school savin the bank. I am ings account. My sure most of the mom and dad were amounts were just a few struggling to make $17 a cents, but the principle of month house payments, so saving money was taught you can see that the dollar to every one of us. I often was pretty important. wonder what happened to The Sears Roebuck cataall those accounts and just log was really just a wish wish I had my book and book. In many areas they could see just how much were used in the out house, it amounted to after eight but at our house we could years of grade school. only look at things like biThose grade school cycles and basketballs just years were right in the to see something we might middle of the Great Depres- have some day. sion and not many of us Maybe that sparse beginhad any money to waste. ning was the secret to the There were a few families success that some of us had

in accumulating enough resources that allowed us to retire at a young age. Things that were avoided were credit card debt and buying most things when we were able to pay cash. Another ploy was to add the amount of the next month’s principal to every monthly house payment. There were probably better places to put that money, but at least it was a true savings each and every month. Over the years we bought several brand new cars, however in those days the company was reimbursing me each month with mileage payments that offset our personal investment. Later, we found that finding a car that was one or two years old and had been properly serviced and cared for was a better buy. We always managed to pay cash and that avoided a lot of interest debt. The savings on those used cars was usually about one third of the new price. Raising five kids was quite a challenge in the grocery department. We didn’t eat much fancy food, but there was always something in the refrigerator that prompted the kids to head there when they first

came in the door. Mama was a baker and the day that she made bread was always something special. She usually included a pan of cinnamon rolls and you can imagine how nice the house smelled. The kids all had friends that were pretty regular visitors and they still mention those days when we see them. I guess we can all be thankful for that meager financial start in life in that we came away with some thrifty ways that served us well as we aged. The current financial situation is pretty hard to believe. I just filled the tank on my car and felt quite fortunate that the gas was under $4 a gallon. With all the promises from the recent election candidates, none of them talked much about finding a solution to that problem. I am sure that time will tell and I hope I am still around to see how it all works. Foreign affairs and trade agreements are important, but in the long run the average citizen only sees how the economy is affecting them personally. No matter what happens there will always be room for being thrifty, just the numbers will be much larger.

Letters to the Editor Dear U.S. Postal Service: Your website says the following: Post Office box service is a premium service offered for a fee to any customer requiring more than free carrier or general delivery and for no fee to customers who are not eligible for carrier delivery. The service allows a customer to obtain mail during the hours the box lobby is open or access is otherwise available. Post Office box service is provided only through receptacles owned or operated by the USPS and its agents. Post Office box service does not include alternate means of delivery established to replace, simplify, or extend carrier delivery service. A postmaster and a box customer may not make any agreement that contravenes the regulations on Post Office box service or its fees. An employee of the Manzanita, Oregon Post Office told me that they

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do not deliver mail in Manzanita. This employee stated that if I wanted to receive mail in Manzanita, I would have to pay $56 a year for a post office box. Four miles away from Manzanita is the town of Wheeler, and the employee of the Wheeler Post Office told me the post office boxes are free in Wheeler, as they do not deliver mail in Wheeler. I again contacted the employee of the Manzanita Post Office and asked her why we have to pay for the boxes in Manzanita, and she said she did not know why they are charging for the boxes. Since your website states “for no fee to customers who are not eligible for carrier delivery,” and since I have to pay $56 a year for my post office box in Manzanita, I would appreciate you investigating why I am being charged for my box in Manzanita, when your website states I should get a box for free. Thanks you for your assistance

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Thanks from the Kiwanis The Kiwanis “Best of North County” Bingo Night, held Nov. 10 at the Pine Grove in Manzanita, was a great success, thanks to all the businesses who donated prizes, and especially to the huge crowd showed up to play. It was a fun evening. This year’s Bingo night raised $928. All those funds will be donated to the various local kid-related groups and causes supported by the Manza-WheeLem Kiwanis Club in the coming year. Our community always benefits when people come together for a good cause. Kiwanis thanks everybody for being a part of that effort. David Dillon Kiwanis Club President

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Don’t be a caveman; eat your Brussels sprouts “We kids feared many things in those days - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School - but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.” – Dave Barry

DNA.) And that is a reason to love Brussels sprouts. The reason to hate them is that there is another beneficial chemical, phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), which is either bitter or tasteless depending on one’s genetic makeup. This gene I have a new love affair and has been linked back to our Neanderthal ancestors who I’m willing to admit it, right were wired with this gene that here in the local paper. I’m in love with Brussels sprouts. Yup, “bitter equals poison.” Oddly enough homo sapiens, with no those terribly misunderstood Neanderthal genes in them, do veggies that either you love or hate. (There is a reason for that, not taste PTC. So, if Brussels sprouts taste bad to you, you which I will get to.) I’m here are a caveman. Now to stand on my soap box you know. and sing about them. There are some Okay, let’s start with ways to make sure a story about Brussels Brussels sprouts taste sprouts. They have about good no matter what as clouded of a history as your gene pool is. they do a reputation but it First, make sure that is a widely accepted truth they are very fresh. that they were cultivated Brussels Sprouts from the great mother The grow on stocks and cabbage. In fact, all brasGolightly sometimes you will sicas, like broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, and cauliflower Gourmet find them artfully so at a grocery store. are descendants from the Dana Zia This is the way to buy venerable cabbage. them if possible bePeople took the cabcause they are most likely fresh. bage and bred it into umpteen (I found some at Manzanita million different kinds of leafy Fresh Foods this way. Happy greens and brassicas. You see, day!) If they are sold loose, the cabbage used to be very important crop to the world due inspect them carefully to see if they are dry or have yellow or to its high nutritional content, great winter storage and its abil- discolored leaves. That is a sign they are fairly old and leave ity to grow in crappy soil and them like a caveman would. weird and cold conditions. For Second, it is very important many years, in many places, the cabbage is what kept the human how you cook them. Do not race going nutritionally. It is not boil them as you will lose many of their dynamite nutrients a coincidence that just about every culture in the world has a and they taste awful. Cooking them by dry heat methods like recipe for some sort of pickled roasting, sautéing, and even cabbage, you know like sauergrilling is best. Water leeches kraut, kim chee, suan cai, etc. flavor as well as nutrients and Somewhere around the 5th, cannot produce the intensity 13th, 15th 17th or 18th century Brussels sprouts were birthed in of flavor that dry heat methods can. Whatever way you cook northern Europe, most likely in them, DO NOT OVERCOOK Brussels. No one really knows. THEM! That is the sure fire It is figured that they were way to kill Brussels sprouts and cultivated to avoid freezing give your children nightmares. like regular cabbages do in the Indisputably, Brussels northern climates. Their small buds on a stock grow faster and sprouts are most sumptuous when combined with a rich so get harvested quicker. They pork product like bacon, are basically a fast growing prosciutto or pancetta. (What “mini-me” of the cabbage. isn’t better with bacon?) This This cruciferous vegetable basic recipe that I am humbly contains 2-3 times the amount offering up here is the perfect of phytonutrients, called glucoway to cook them. I have sinolates, than are found in any included many variations other brassica. This chemical on the theme, which include boosts DNA repair in cells and bacon, of course. Just don’t appears to block the growth of overcook them or you will cancer cells. (It is interesting to note that Brussels sprouts grow hate them whatever your genes pool is. in a double helix pattern like

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Basic roasted Brussels Sprouts (even a caveman would like)

1-1/2 pounds of Brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons of olive oil 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon of cracked pepper Preheat your campfire (oven) to 400 degrees. Prepare your Brussels sprouts by peeling off the ends and any yellow outer leaves then cutting them into halves. Place them into a bowl and toss them with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Then pour them out into a baking dish and spread them out to a single layer. Roast for 20-30 minutes, on the top shelf of the oven, stirring once during the baking time. You know they are done when they are just getting tender, but still bright green in color. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper then serve immediately. (Some people swear by a little extra salt on them)

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VARIATIONS Bacon roasted Brussels sprouts

Before you roast the Brussels sprouts, cut up five pieces of thick center cut bacon into matchsticks and sauté in a heavy skillet then pour bacon grease and bacon pieces on the Brussels sprouts in the bowl and toss with salt and pepper. (If they seem a bit dry add a tablespoon of olive oil or so.) Omit the olive oil and roast the same as the basic recipe.

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Bacon walnut cranberry roasted Brussels sprouts

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Do the same technique as above, but add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts with the bacon and sauté together. Roast like the basic recipe. After the Brussels sprouts have roasted, toss 1/2 cup of dried cranberries with the sprouts. Perfect holiday side dish with all the bright colors.

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Brewer’s yeast and walnut roasted Brussels sprouts

Do the same technique as the basic roasted Brussels sprouts but add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the mix when you are tossing the sprouts with the olive oil. After the Brussels sprouts are roasted, toss with two to four tablespoons of brewer’s yeast, depending on how much you love the flavor, then serve immediately.

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Garlic-roasted Parmesan Brussels sprouts

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Do the same technique as the basic roasted Brussels sprouts but add three to six cloves of minced garlic to the sprouts when you toss them with the olive oil. Roast as directed in the basic recipe, except half way through the roasting when you stir them, sprinkle them with 2-4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese. Continue roasting the same as the basic recipe.

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Monday, December 17, at 6 p.m. Hoffman Center Board Meeting (New day – third Monday.) Public always invited to attend.

Saturday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Deadline: Community Talent Friday, November 30 Showcase “North Coast Squid” Readers, singers, musicians, (2nd Ed.) Submissions actors, comedians and Categories: poetry, fiction, who knows what else. and narrative non-fiction Always fun and (includes memoir). entertaining. If you’ve Visual Art categories got an act, polish it up include black and white and bring it on. photos and line drawings. Visit hoffmanblog.org for guidelines. Weekly events at the Hoffman Center include Life Drawing,Open Clay Studio,Open Letterpress and BurgessWriting Group.Please visit hoffmanblog.org for more information on these events. To remain a vital community asset, the Hoffman Center relies on funding from people who recognize the value it brings to our community.Send donations to Hoffman Center,PO Box 678,Manzanita,OR 97139. Questions? Call 503-368-3846 or e-mail hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net The Hoffman Center is a non-profit public-benefit charity, qualified under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

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Calendar of Events

Anthony Stoppiello has added recent pieces to his work currently on display at the Kathy Kanas’ 4th Street Gallery in Manzanita. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Latimer Quilt Trail meeting at NCRD

A meeting to discuss the Latimer Quilt Trail and selection for quilt blocks will be held at the North County Recreation District on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Riverbend Room.

Santa coming to Overboard

Santa will be making his annual visit to Overboard Games and Puzzles, 457 Laneda Ave., in Manzanita on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. Plenty of elves, food and fun, along with pictures with Santa. Bring your camera! For more information, call Tobi at Overboard, (503) 368-4873.

Meditation and Paint Art Show opens Dec. 1

The public is invited to a celebration and showing of the powerful process paintings created in workshops by Jan Tarr and Glenna Gray through the end of the year. The show will open Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NCRD gallery in Nehalem. With painting from 20+ local artists, the show promises to be a visual and spiritual delight. The Meditation and Paint program was started by Tarr in 2006. Participants gather at the Center for Contemplative Arts or a private studio for guided and then a silent meditation, and then choose paints to paint in silence to reveal how the meditation informs the paintings. Process paintings are often nonrepresentational, soulful and surprising. The session this year have been supported, in part, by a grant from the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition. For more information on the show or future workshops, contact Tarr at (503) 436-

n Teacher From page 1 floored to even be nominated,” said NKN Middle School Principal Leo Lawyer. “When we attended the Oregon State School Board meeting three weekends ago (Nov. 10) for the

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Spend Dec. 1 around Nehalem Bay at three holiday gift fairs

Like to shop? Like to eat? Both of those desires can be satisfied on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when three Nehalem Bay area organizations will hold holiday bazaars simultaneously in Manzanita, Nehalem and Mohler. All three events emphasize locally produced food and gift items, and sales will benefit non-profit organizations. One of the best things about the three events is the diverse lunches available. The Nehalem Methodist Church is hosting its 42nd annual Chowder and Pie Lunch. The White Clover Grange will offer locally raised sausage and sauerkraut, vegan chili, plus baked goods. The Alternative Gift Market’s several soup and bread options will benefit the North County Food Bank. You can top off your day by attending the area’s annual holiday party at the Nehalem City Hall. Tickets are $20 each for the buffet dinner and available at Nehalem Lumber, the Pizza Garden and Mirror Images. Last year, Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, White Clover Grange, and the Alternative Gift Fair organizers experimented with publicizing and coordinating their holiday gift fairs; partnering spread out the work among the three organizations and improved results. Locations and offerings: • White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy 53, about two miles east of Hwy 101, landmarked by a humorous cow sculpture, will emphasize locally produced food items including candles from Planeterry Honey; soaps and skin bars from Bee Happy; home

awards assembly you could tell by her body language that she was completely honored to be chosen. “Cynthia has spent the majority of her time in our district at the elementary level, only recently moving up the middle school. She provided exemplary instruction at Nehalem and we already are seeing

Manzanita Public Safety Log Nov. 11 - Issued a citation for fail to carry proof of insurance in Nehalem. Nov. 12 - Issued a citation for driving while suspended in Nehalem. Nov. 12 - Assisted TCSO and ODOT with a road hazard on Neahkahnie Mountain. Nov. 13 - Responded to a report of trespass in Manzanita. Nov. 13 - Responded to a disturbance in Manzanita. Nov. 16 - Made a warrant arrest in Manzanita. Nov. 17 - Issued a citation for expired plates in Nehalem. Nov. 17 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call near Nehalem. Nov. 19 - Responded to two commercial alarms in Manzanita. Nov. 19 - Responded to a commercial fire alarm near Manzanita. Nov. 19 - Took a report of fraud in Manzanita. Nov. 20 - Responded to a report of fraud in Manzanita. Nov. 21 - Responded to a residential alarm in Manzanita. Nov. 22 - Issued a citation for improper parallel parking in Manzanita. Nov. 23 - Issued a citation for violation of posted

speed (44/25 mph) in Wheeler. Nov. 23 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (45/25 mph) in Wheeler. Nov. 23 - Issued a citation for expired plates in Manzanita. Nov. 23 - Issued a citation for illegal stop/stand/park in Manzanita. Nov. 23 - Responded to a residential fire alarm in Manzanita. Nov. 24 - Issued a citation for no valid day-use permit displayed in NBSP. Nov. 24 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (50/30 mph) in Nehalem. Nov. 24 - Assisted TCSO with a suspicious circumstance in Neahkahnie. Nov. 24 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Manzanita. Nov. 24 - Assisted TCSO with a MVA near Wheeler. Nov. 24 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Neahkahnie. MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident; TCSO - Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office; RBPD - Rockaway Beach Police Department; OWSP - Oswald West State Park; NBSP Nehalem Bay State Park

NBFR District Log Nov. 14 - 25 - Responded to 17 medical calls during this period. Nov. 14 - Responded to fire call on 2nd St., Wheeler. Nov. 16 - Investigated fire complaint on 12th St., Nehalem. Nov. 17 - Public assistance rendered on Hugo St., Nehalem. Nov. 19 - Rescue mission at milepost 7, Gods

Valley Road, Nehalem. Nov. 19 - Responded to fire call on Neahkahnie Creek Rd., Manzanita. Nov. 22 - Responded to fire alarm on 9th St., Nehalem. Nov. 23 - Responded to fire alarm on Horizon Lane, Manzanita. Nov. 25 - Investigated burn complaint on Hugo St., Nehalem.

grown lamb, beef, chicken and pork from Lance’s Farm Vittles; salves, teas, vinegars and tinctures from Tallwoman Tonics; and crafts, plants and knitted items from Suzanne’s Garden. 4-H members will be selling crafts and baked goods, Fire Mountain School will offer holiday cards with images donated by local artists; and the Lower Nehalem Community Trust will feature their “Our heritage, Our legacy” 2013 calendar. In addition, local vendors will be selling handmade aprons, dishcloths, hats, handspun yarn, homegrown garlic braids, jam, collectibles, plus holiday wreaths and tote bags made from recycled materials. To top off the Grange bazaar, a quilt and a leg of lamb will be raffled. Proceeds will be used to maintain and improve the historic Grange building, keeping it available for community use. • The 8th Annual Alternative Gift Market, Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, provides a different direction in meaningful holiday giving. Shoppers make a contribution to any of a large variety of local nonprofits or worldwide projects. They then receive a gift card (one for each donation) to give friends and loved ones to let them know a gift was made in their name to a cause that will benefit others. Local groups represented include Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, CASA, Food Roots, Lower Nehalem Community Trust, CartM, Fire Mountain School, and Rinehart Clinic. In 2011, three-quarters of the funds raised were for local nonprofits and one-quarter for international projects. The Market is sponsored by Fulcrum Community Resources, whose mission is to create sustainability in north Tillamook County. • Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 42nd Annual Christmas Bazaar & Clam Chowder Luncheon, 10th & A Streets, Nehalem. This long-running bazaar has several traditional components including a “boutique” of hand-made gifts and crafts, Granny’s Attic rummage sale area, potted plants ready for giving, a bakery and candy table, and particularly special, a kid’s shopping area, where children can purchase gifts for others at very affordable prices. All proceeds from the Methodist bazaar go to the church’s charitable work, much of which is right in Tillamook County: Healthy Families, Good News Club, and Marie Mills as well as others in this country and overseas.

The festive holiday concert is a live community ministry of Faith in Action. version of Doan’s Emmy-nominated Public A musical celebration of the Broadcasting television special, which Christmas season, “Joy to the World” is re-enacts what it might have been like to an uplifting concert that offers a vibrant celebrate Christmas a century ago. mix of musical styles. The musicians and “John Doan singers of the Canby Alliance Worship team breathes new have volunteered their life into old cartalents to ols and evokes benefit the nostalgic, the mystical side commuof Christmas,” nity-wide said Billboard ministry Magazine. of Faith in “The Action. For show exa preview of plores how the concert Victorians will include, invented a promotional many video link The Hoffman Ce Christmas is available nter will presen tradiat www. Christmas,” pe t “A Vi ct or ia n TCGH.com/ rformed by tions we master harp gu Emmy nominee and faithinaction. remember itarist John Doa n and quite Refreshments will a few we have forgotten,” said Doan. be provided after “The aim is to recapture the feeling of a the concert. time before radio and TV when our ancesRockaway Community Church is located tors provided most of their own musical at 400 S. Third Street in Rockaway Beach. entertainment at home, especially during For more information about the church, the holidays.” please visit www.RockawayChurch.com or Doan plays more than a dozen turncall (503) 355-2581. of-the-century instruments once popular For more information about this event in American parlors, on vaudeville stages or the ministry of Faith in Action, please and in mandolin orchestras. He explains visit www.TCGH.com/faithinaction or call their history in a entertaining fashion, (503) 815-2272. shows slides of old catalogues and archival photographs, and leads the audience Women’s Club to host in singing (or whistling) many beloved Christmas party carols. The Women’s Club of Manzanita/North The performance will include several County Christmas Party and Potluck will be arrangements from his CD, “Wrapped in held at the Pine Grove Community Center on White: Visions of Christmas Past.” Doan is an associate professor of music Tuesday, Dec. 4, at noon. Ham and drinks will be provided by the at Willamette University in Salem. He last women’s club and everyone is requested to appeared in Manzanita in 2007, at an please bring a dish or dessert to share. event also hosted by the Hoffman Center. Professor Doan is an international touring and recording artist who has appeared on radio and television across the country, including the PBS special, “A Christmas To Remember With John Doan” and the Emmy-nominated Oregon Public Broadcasting special, “A Victorian Christmas With John Doan.”

Christmas Concert Dec. 2 at Rockaway Community Church

The Hoffman Center will present “A Victorian Christmas,” performed by Emmy nominee and master harp guitarist John Doan, Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Manzanita. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door.

Rockaway Community Church and Tillamook County General Hospital are pleased to welcome the community to a benefit concert, “Joy to the World,” by the Canby Alliance Worship Team on Sunday, Dec., 2, at 3 p.m. at the Rockaway Community Church. There is no charge to attend the concert. A free will offering will be taken and music CDs by the group will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit the

student learning increase due to her skills in the classroom,” Lawyer added. According to Lawyer, the Teacher of the Year is selected after a very competitive process that encompassed all grade levels throughout the small schools association in Oregon. Prior to making the move to NKN Middle School, Grelck taught at Nehalem Elementary School for 11 years, teach-

ing at all grade levels during that time. Most of that time, she says, was spent teaching second and third graders. “She not only teaches,” says Lawyer, “she also coaches middle school volleyball, basketball, and is the head track coach at the high school. She was named Northwest League Coach of the Year last season after her first year in the position.”

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Stocking stuffers will be collected for the club’s “Secret Angels.” If you can, please bring a small gift for a boy or girl. The program this month consists of a Christmas reading by Ann Nicholson and music provided by Geri Berg. Come and join us, old and new members, for the holiday party. Hope to see you there.

Faces and Places art showing

An art showing by Glenna Gray will open Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Woolley Bear Gallery in Nehalem. This show of new works is based on places and faces from the travels of the artist over the past few years. Photographs, both foreign and domestic, ceramic faces created largely at the Hoffman Center Clay studio, pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings are among the art forms. The show goes up Dec. 2, with the opening sale and celebration on Dec. 9. Woolley Bear Gallery is located at 35890 Hwy 101 in Nehalem. Gray is an arts educator and advocate and the owner of Ruby Gray Studio in Nehalem where she teaches adult classes focused on playful creativity and joyful self-expression. Contact Gray at (503) 3683739 for more information.

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The Neahkahnie Community Club’s annual holiday dinner party is Saturday, Dec.15, at the North County Recreation District, 36155 9th Street, in Nehalem. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. All members of the Community Club are welcome to attend. For more information, call Sarah Johnson at (503) 799-3063.

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Obituaries Dale Draper

Dale D. Draper was born in The Dalles, Oregon on Nov. 19, 1925 to Dale and Gertrude (Dohm) Draper. He died in Nehalem on Nov. 4, 2012, at the age of 86. Dale grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Lincoln High School. He worked in the Portland ship yards for a short time before joining the United States Navy. He served his country honorably during World War II, as a gunner and a radio man. Dale was

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Earlier this month, the council gave city staff the green light to proceed with the bidding process for the work, agreeing that it should be viewed as a single project. This came on the heels of a meeting in October with representatives from HLB/Otak and Geotech Solutions, Inc. about the project and scope of work. Although summer and early fall were particularly dry, the water table in the construction area was relatively high even before the fall rains began, complicating matters. Initially, the plan was to install the new storm drainage line and then remove the old line, which is buried considerably deeper, City Manager Jerry Taylor explained to the council at its meeting in November. However, with the high water table, the task of “de-watering” the ditches is problematic since to dig a ditch as deep as required to remove the old pipe, the

a rear gunner in a Dauntless Dive Bomber. When he returned from the war, Dale lived in Portland. He was united in marriage to Josephine McCreery on Nov. 1, 1957, living in Portland, where Dale worked as a truck driver. After retirement the the couple moved to Rockaway Beach and have lived there the past 16 years. Dale was a volunteer at the Tillamook Air Museum, a member of the Tillamook Elk’s Lodge and a member of the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Wash. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Martin. He leaves behind to honor his life, his loving family – wife Josephine Draper; daughter Cheryl Lewis, of Rockaway edge of the ditch would have to extend outside of the street right-of-way. Dewatering a ditch that deep, said Taylor, would be very expensive. The solution offered by engineers is leave the existing pipe in place and fill it with material so it does not continue to accept sand around the failing joints. By forcing fill material into the old pipe at several locations, only the holes where the material is being injected would have to be de-watered, and the costs of de-watering would be considerably less. Estimated cost of the project is $465,000, making it the most expensive street project in Manzanita since the Laneda Ave. project in 2003. “That was the last time we took on a project with this many components to it,” Taylor told the Citizen. The current sinking of the ground is putting considerable stress on the water lines above the storm line, and several line breaks have occurred in recent years, flooding adjacent properties and creating a patchwork mosaic of asphalt. The council discussed

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Beach; brothers Richard Draper and wife Waneyma, of Portland, and David Draper and wife Ruth, also of Portland; grandchildren Heidi and Zack and by four great grandchildren, and nine nieces and four nephews. A memorial service for Dale was held Nov. 26, at the St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church in Rockaway Beach. Donation’s in Dale’s name may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are in care of Waud’s Funeral Home.

Darlene Erickson

A celebration of life was held for Darlene Kay Spichiger Erickson on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Calvary bidding the project in two phases, with storm drainage line and water line replacement in phase one and the street repaving and surface storm drainage in phase two. The council backed away from the proposal, as it would result in S. 3rd Street being a graveled street for a longer period of time. There was also concern that bidding the project in two phases and employing two different contractors might result in the contractors being at odds with each other over any problems. Engineers estimated the project could be completed by the end of June outside of the busy summer visitor season, but there is no guarantee that will happen. “It has to be done and it’s going to be a mess,” said Mayor Garry Bullard echoing the sentiment of other council members. “We need to get on with it and get it finished.” There are few yearround residences on the street and no short-term rentals. However, S. 3rd Street is a major northsouth street connecting downtown with the park,

Bible Church in Manzanita. Darlene was born on Feb. 27, 1952 in Bluffton, Indiana to Lloyd and Peggy Spichiger and passed away Nov. 18, in Nehalem, at the age of 60. She attended grade school in Hartford Center, Indiana and graduated high school in Bluffton, Indiana. Darlene traveled west to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a short period of time, working as a nurse and eventually for the United States Forest Service. She then started

her career with the Bureau of Reclamation. Darlene relocated with the bureau to Boise, Idaho; Hamilton, Montana; and finally settling in Bend, Oregon for the remaining 26 years of her service, which included time spent in New Orleans providing disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina. Darlene met the love of her life Ken at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City, Oregon on St. Patrick’s Day in 2004. They moved into their new home in Nehalem in 2008. In 2010, they married at their home surrounded by friends and family. Darlene enjoyed tap dancing, ballet, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, gardening, travel and jazz music. Darlene is survived by

her son Jason Eubank, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughter Erin Kessler, of Bend; her father Lloyd Spichiger and his wife Karen of Bluffton, Indiana; brother Keith Spichiger, of Indianapolis; niece Stephanie and nephew Christopher Spichiger; and grandchildren Canaan, Madilyn, McKenzie, Olivia, Blake, Kennedy and Kaleb. She is also survived by her stepchildren Jennifer Groshong, Juli, and Rob McConkey of Bend; and her loving husband and best friend, Ken. Memorial contributions may be made to Vets Helping Heroes (www.vetshelpingheroes.org/donations) or Tillamook County Hospice Program at 1015 3rd St., Tillamook, Oregon, 97141.

and keeping it for local access only for a long period of time would probably draw considerable criticism, Taylor noted. With the bidding process underway, Taylor said he hopes to award the bid in January with work commenc-

ing by February. Homeowners along South 3rd Street will have access to their homes during nearly all of the project even though the street will be barricaded so that through traffic will have to use alternative routes. Of the total cost, 35

percent will come from the city’s water fund for the cost of replacing the water line and part of the road project with the remainder coming from its road fund to pay for the storm line, storm gutter above ground and paving.

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Manzanita, Oregon n North Coast Citizen n November 29, 2012 n 9

‘Scrooge’ is worth the drive

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By Willa Childress

Neah-Kah-Nie High School senior

It’s a rainy night in Cannon Beach and the curtain is about to open on the final dress rehearsal of the Coaster Theatre’s winter show, “Scrooge the Musical.” The weeks leading up to this moment have been grueling for the cast; the last few days have been chaos for the tech crew. But, lines down and technical glitches resolved, the show is ready for an audience. For years, the Coaster Theatre was perhaps best known for its annual production of some version of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Since the 1970s, members of the community—from sandwich makers to librarians to students—came together to dress up in top hats and spread some holiday cheer. Those community members who didn’t take part in the show were sure to come and watch. The theatre truly brought the community together. Now, for the Coaster Theatre’s 40th anniversary, the show is making an appearance for the first time since 2004. Coincidentally, that 2004 show marked my first experience with acting, at the age of nine. I enthusiastically donned a boys’ costume, playing the part of the crutch-wielding Tiny Tim. That play sparked my love of the stage, and inspired me to perform in many more Christmas shows, playing anything from an orphan to a member of the Von Trapp family. However, a move to Tillamook County changed things

Willa Childress as the Ghost of Christmas Past in Coaster Theatre’s production of “Scrooge the Musical” significantly, making for a lengthy commute and later nights. And by the time I’d started high school, I was far too busy with the typical assortment of teenage occupations— school, work, friends, activities, sports—to try and be involved in anything else. That is, until this year. Senior year, a year full of prepping for life beyond high school and last chances for experiences. I found out that the Coaster was putting on “Scrooge,” and, in a moment of part nostalgia, part insanity, I decided to try and make it work. Of course, it hasn’t been easy. This fall has found me with little time to spare, rushing from school to speech/debate or cross-country practice to rehearsal for the play, and often eating my dinner in transit from

one to another! But the busyness has definitely paid off. This production has been a great one, as I’ve come to know through getting close with a cast of quirky, talented people, humming Christmas songs since September, and working to make the directors’ dreams a reality. It has been a truly fantastic experience. In many ways, this opportunity is a gift-- one that I realized I wanted to somehow give back to. So, I decided that for my senior project, I would try to increase awareness of the theater over on “my side of the block.” I have often felt that there is a huge gap between Tillamook and Clatsop counties. For us on the Tillamook side of things, anything farther north than Manzanita seems to be shrouded in a mist of secrecy—and I know that those from the north can feel the same way. However, since this gap is one that I’ve been commuting across daily, I feel that I’m pretty qualified to try and bridge it. There’s a myriad of things that both counties have to offer, and I think that it’s a shame not to connect the two. So if you have an evening to spare, consider spending it in Cannon Beach—I can tell you from experience that the drive will be worth your time! As the curtains open on a scene straight out of 1840s-era London, you’re sure to be entranced as cast members from Tillamook and Clatsop Counties alike draw you into the world of a timeless holiday classic.

From page 1 approached. He had been hunting with family members and friends. Toppled trees caused sporadic road closures and power outages, and one fell on a Seaside fire truck. Tillamook PUD received just over 12,000 reported customer outages. The power failure closed Neah-Kah-Nie schools for the day. By Monday afternoon, crews had restored power to about 9,500 customers. Outages were scattered throughout Tillamook County, with larger concentrated outages in Netarts and Oceanside, Bayside Gardens and Necarney City and in the Hebo area. While lights flickered in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler throughout the day, the longest outage was reported in Bayside Gardens where upwards of 850 TPUD customers were without power for several hours. By Tuesday, everyone, with the exception of about 175 customers, had their power restored. Though coastal rivers swelled, flooding, for the most part, was not a major issue locally, with the exception of U.S. 101 in Seaside, where the highway was closed in both directions Monday morning. Some vehicles with very high clearance were allowed to access the flooded area. Standing wa-

Fallen limbs and a few downed trees were a common sight in the Nehalem Bay area following high winds that accompanied the preThanksgiving Day storm. Photos by Dave Fisher ter in downtown Nehalem was due more in part to the torrential downpour rather than from the Nehalem River spilling over its banks. Elsewhere, a semi-truck rollover closed the AstoriaMegler Bridge around 11 a.m. Monday morning. Drivers were detoured to an alternate route. The highway was also closed north of Gearhart to repair downed power lines. Power was out in downtown Cannon Beach. A large tree came crashing down on a house in Cannon Beach as well. Those inside were sleeping when it hit,

but no one was injured as the tree smashed into the living room, leaving the bedrooms undamaged. In looking ahead to what may be in store for the Oregon coast the rest of the winter, McCraw isn’t one to stick his neck out too far. “As you might expect, where El Nino give you a higher frequency of one type of weather, and La Nina gives you another, with neutral conditions weather can be highly variable,” he notes. “Highly variable.” Sounds like a typical Oregon coast winter.

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