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Celebrating Dogs! Inside On board since fall 2011, Shantell Mason, a registered nurse, and James Aldred, administrator for Nehalem Valley Care Center, look to improve customer satisfaction. The center has been managed by Aidan Health Services, Inc., based in Salem, since January 2011. Photo by Dave Fisher

‘FANCY’ GUIDE DOG Seven-month-old “Fancy” is in training locally to help the blind or visually impaired. Page 12


LOST PIONEER PLAY A collaborative effort leads to a 45-minute play based on Tillamook pioneer history. Page 10


SEE MORE PHOTOS AT NORTHCOASTCITIZEN.COM Mike Ehlen, of Manzanita, once again led the Pet Parade down Laneda Ave. on the way to the beach. Around 250 people participated in the parade with their canine friends. Photo by Dave Fisher

Muttzanita attracts a throng despite good old ‘Oregon sunshine’ “The first year, the weather was perfect. The second year it was cold and foggy. It was hot the third year, so we had to have rain,” said Muttzanita organizer Dan Nichols, who, along with his wife, Barb, own Four Paws on the Beach. Though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate 100 percent, thing went “pretty darn well,” said Nichols of the Aug. 18 Muttzanita event. He estimated a best-ever crowd of 250 people who participated

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Pine Grove dedicates new ADA compliant access ramp

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Manzanita resident Ray Scales cuts the grand-opening ribbon with help from his wife, Val, at a brief ceremony held Aug. 14 at Pine Grove Community House. Photo by Dave Fisher

With former Manzanita City Councilor Ray Scales doing the honors of cutting the ribbon, the Pine Grove Community Club officially dedicated its new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant access ramp to the 80-year-old facility. In thanking those gathered for the brief ceremony held at noon Aug. 14, Pine Grove President Ted Weissbach characterized the recently completed project as truly a “community effort.” In helping make the new ramp a reality, Weissbach credited Tillamook PUD, the Rotary Club of North Tillamook County, Pine Grove’s $100 Club, Big Wave

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Ekahni Books gets set to sell all, close its doors for good By Dave Fisher The Citizen

It’s summertime and business is brisk at Ekahni Books in Manzanita. Like every other business along Laneda Ave., summer is when storeowners Franz and Sherry Hasslacher make hay in the tourist based coastal community and set aside enough earnings to tide them over during the slower winter months. “All books are 25 percent off,” said Franz, as customers walked into the bookstore last week to peruse the shelves. Typically, summer takes care of itself, and offering 25 percent off one’s entire inventory 7

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Franz and Sherry Hasslacher, owners of Ekahni Books in Manzanita, are in the final days of liquidating their inventory as they prepare to move to Arizona in October. Photo by Dave Fisher

Wheeler care center due for major facelift In improving quality of care, customer satisfaction is key says administrator By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Under new management since January 2011, the Nehalem Valley Care Center in Wheeler will embark on a $1 to $1.5 million facelift beginning later this fall. The facility, with a capacity for 50 residents, was built in1982 and opened the following year, said administrator James Aldred, who assumed his position at the care center in November 2011. “It is the wish of the Nehalem Valley board to keep the facility a Care Center can viable resource for the comnow provide munity,” said nursing care to Aldred in explaining qualified veterans the decision to remodel Nehalem Valthe structure and “bring ley Care Center was the building awarded a contract into the 21st with the Department century.” Designed of Veterans Affairs to originally for provide long-term and long-term care, skilled nursing care to Aldred says qualified veterans on the idea is to use the existMay 16. NVCC is the ing space more only Veteran’s Affairs effectively. contracted facility in “We’ll add some square Tillamook and Clatsop footage where counties. This means we can, but that any veterans in there’s not the area will be able a lot of area where we can to receive nursing serexpand. With vices close to home. the focus more “I took about a year on skilled care, for them to solicit us,” our goal is to help patients said NVCC Administrarecuperate and tor James Aldred. get them back “We’re the only home. We want to enhance that skilled nursing home as much as we facility between Astocan.” ria and Newport. We’re The new trying everything we way of thinking is a deparcan to make ourselves ture from days more useful to the gone by when community.” people viewed At the moment, care centers as where old there is not a waiting folks went to list to enter the facility. live out their remaining days. To help better facilitate patient recovery, the center recently installed a unique “virtual” rehabilitation system for aging adults in their therapy department. Called the OmniVRTM, this technology is making the rehabilitation process more fun and exciting for patients, said Aldred. The system uses a sophisticated 3D “time of flight” camera to capture the patient’s image and specialized computer software converts it into an “avatar,” which is introduced into a game-like environment displayed on a large color monitor. With the assistance and supervision of a therapist, patients participate in a variety of interactive exercises and activities selected for the individual’s specific condition or physical challenge. The programs focus on strength, balance, mobility, walking, endurance and memory. Developed specifically for people with physical limitations, the system is much easier for elderly people to use with less complicated graphics and no special platforms or hand controllers.

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Nehalem glassblowers turn to Kickstarter By LeeAnn Neal For the Citizen

NEHALEM - A fatherand-son glassblowing team recently turned to crowdfunding vehicle Kickstarter to promote sales of a new lamp line and raise money for supplies to make more. “We wanted to try a Kickstarter project just to do it,” said Roger Crosta, who, with son Trevor, operates Scavoglass in a studio in the Nehalem area. “It seemed like a great way to show people the (process) and get some more exposure. It’s tough to be an artist these days, so you do whatever you can. And Kickstarter is a source of inspiration all on its own. There are some excellent creative projects happening there.” was created to help people raise

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money for creative projects. In exchange for a pledged amount of money, donors are given non-monetary incentives, such as a T-shirt, a copy of an album produced, or, in this case, a piece of glass art. The Crostas launched their Kickstarter campaign on Aug. 8 in an effort to raise $5,000 to purchase raw materials and equipment to help put the Orion model of their Scavo lamps into production. Scavo, said Roger, is a “little-known and highly difficult Venetian glassblowing technique that results in giving a blown glass object the appearance of an artifact dug up after centuries.” The word “scavo,” he added, is Italian for “unearthed.” Roger, who began glassblowing in the late 1990s, became interested in the Scavo process when he saw an old piece of Scavo glass from the 1920s and became fascinated by its appearance. “It looked more like pottery than glass,” he said. “So I found a basic recipe and began using it on my pieces. I had a really strong response from buyers, so I committed to doing only Scavo glass from then on. It’s an amazing process. It’s very simple to apply, but it makes the glass very difficult to blow. You can’t use traditional tools to shape the glass because it ruins the effect, so Trevor and I

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The father and son team’s Orion touch lamp. With the help of Kickstarter, the concept is to introduce the beauty of Scavo Glass to a wider audience. These limited edition table lamp showcase the unique characteristics of the Crostas’ studio glass. Those making a pledge of $350, or more, guarantees them one of the first editions of this stylish, collectible table lamp at a greatly reduced price. have to make the shapes using only breath, gravity, and centrifugal force. So our glass has a very unique look to it.” The Crostas are two of a handful of glassblowers in the U.S. who work strictly in the Scavo process. They sell their work internationally. The Orion lamp is a more modern version of a table light designed in 1925, said

Roger. “I designed the first (Orion) lamp last year. It was hard to get the hardware just right, because we’re combining exotic woods and patinas with the glass, so I just kept working on it. Once the Orion design was finalized, the Crostas turned to Kickstarter in hopes of raising enough money to begin production. “Launching the campaign took a lot of time and fo-

cus,” said Roger. “You can do it pretty much any way you want, but it’s important to have a good video and a clear vision of what it is you’re trying to present. We worked on it for a month, but it was also about just getting our business more organized and marketable. Some of the Kickstarter projects are fairly big productions done by teams of professionals, but we had to do everything ourselves, so it was difficult. But when we do our next one, it will be easy. We’ve got it dialed in now.” The Crostas have until 2:59 p.m. on Sept. 7 to reach their goal of $5,000, or, in Kickstarter fashion, the money will be returned to those who pledged it. Also in Kickstarter tradition, the Crostas have promised certain unique items to those who pledge. For instance, a pledge of $350 or more guarantees the pledger a first edition of the Orion lamp. They will five away other items, including a Scavo Glass Fishing Float, for smaller pledges. As of mid-August, the Crostas were “in the early stages of the campaign,” said Roger. “We have backers making pledges, and we’ve had an amazing amount of feedback already, which is extremely valuable

Roger Crosta when you’re running your own business.” In addition to Orion lamps, the Crostas make wall sconces, chandeliers, and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) vessels. They also design, print and sell their line of Hang-It Books. The magnet-backed custom notepads are sold at Salt & Paper in Manzanita as well as Powell’s Books and New Seasons Market stores in the Portland-metro area. Visit the Crostas’ Kickstarter campaign page at For more information on the Crostas’ Scavoglass, visit


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Nehalem River Inn closure was short-lived By Dave Fisher The Citizen

An eleventh-hour deal between owners Ryan and Nicole Hamic and one of their former employees spells good news for patrons of the Nehalem River Inn. The restaurant, which had closed Aug. 12, with the Hamic’s moving to Arizona after eight years in business, has opened again. Lee Vance, a chef who has worked at the popular fine dining establishment since April, is the new proprietor, having accepted a lease/option-to-buy agreement negotiated with the Hamics just days before the restaurant closed. “We kept our options open and started talking about it seriously in July and then, in August, it happened,” said the 27-year-old Kansas native, who moved to Portland in 2007 and subsequently graduated from the chefowned Oregon Culinary Institute. “Love,” she says, prompted her to move to the Oregon coast, and then there was the view of Manzanita and Pacific Ocean high above from Neahkahnie Mountain the first time

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she ventured south on Hwy 101. Vance was sold on the area. A job posting on Craigslist led her to the Nehalem River Inn, where she met Ryan and Nicole. “It was the first place I submitted a resume to. Ryan and I talked for about an hour…it just felt right. It was very serendipitous. I really like Ryan and Nicole and I already miss them.” While Vance looks forward to putting her “own stamp” on the restaurant, don’t look for any wholesale changes right off the bat. Instead the focus will be on continuing to serve quality food coupled with top-notch service. “I will be utilizing as many local producers as possible, that’s the focus. The menu will change, sometimes daily, but will stay the same size basically with four to five offerings.” All one has to do is visit the Manzanita Farmers’ Market to get an idea of who some of the local producers of fresh produce and meats may be. Vance, herself, lives at R-evolution Gardens and says some of the vegetables on the menu will literally come out of the ground that same day. Though the wine selection will be pared down somewhat, connoisseurs can look forward to a greater selection of Oregon produced wines.

“We have seen amazing results come from this new technology. Our residents are making measurable

The new head chef, who has worked for a half dozen restaurants during the course of the past twelve years, took a liking to the “farm-totable” concept with its emphasis on serving locally produced foods, early on. Working at 40 Sardines (yes, that’s the name of the restaurant) ten years ago in Overland, Kansas, where the emphasis was local, local, local, she got to know the farmers and producers of the foods that appeared on the menu daily. “I can’t imagine working anywhere that didn’t have that as their main priority,” she said. Hours of operation currently remain the same – Tuesday through Sunday for dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m. – as does the website, The five guest rooms associated with the inn continue to be for rent, while the staff, patrons of the restaurant are used to, remains unchanged. “My main concern is the food and making sure each and every plate that leaves the kitchen is just right,” said Vance, who officially opened her doors on Tuesday, Aug. 21. To see a sample menu or to make a dinner reservation, visit nehalemrivLee Vance, who has worked at the Nehalem River Inn since Reservations may also be April under previous owner and chef Ryan Hamic, is the new made by calling ahead at (503) 3687708. proprietor. Photo by Dave Fisher

improvements in their goals which makes their recovery quicker,” said Aldred. As a result, one area that

for offices and therapy needs, residents will see improvements to their living quarters with the addition of flat screen TVs, new furnishings and curtains among other things to make them feel more at home. Recognizing that the care center is in a “customer-based industry,” Aldred points to the fact that administrators are increasingly focused on offering its residents, or customers, more choices as far as activities centered around individuals and menu offerings when it comes to meals. “Choices are important. If our customers aren’t happy, we need to change, things,” Aldred said. One way to gauge customer satisfaction is through feedback and to that end NVCC has enlisted the help of an outside firm – Pinnacle Quality Insight – that offers healthcare


customer satisfaction measurement to senior care providers. Residents and their family members are interviewed about their senior care experience and the information is made available to the care facility online, noting areas appreciated, recommended improvements, and valuedmost statements. “We don’t want people to see this as a place they come to die, instead we want to help them get better and send them home,” said Aldred. To learn more about Nehalem Valley Care Center, visit online. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! The Oregonian Daily and Sunday Delivery

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Physical therapist Kerry Burd assists Nehalem Valley Care Center resident Glenn Merritt in using the center’s OmniVRTM rehabilitation system for aging adults in its therapy department. Photo by Dave Fisher

will is slated to be enlarged is that for advanced rehabilitation technology, but first things, first. The building over the years has settled because of poor drainage and that is what will be addressed this fall. “It’s definitely not as exciting as redoing the interior,” Aldred admits, “but it needs to be done.” Once completed, the focus of attention shifts inside, with work anticipated to begin the first of next year. Construction will be staged out over several years so as to not to incur debt and put the building in financial jeopardy. Completion of the renovation, which is being designed by LRS Architects based in Portland, could take two to three years and maybe as long as five years, according to Aldred. In addition to a modified dining area, addition of quiet areas, increased space

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Letters to the Editor Electronic revolution versus good old paper

An opportunity to say ‘thanks!’

In the last edition of the North Coast Citizen, Walt Trandum’s article mentioned the Wheeler Waterfront Park and what a treasure it is for both visitors and residents alike. A place to relax, reflect, meditate and play, the park has attracted people from all over the globe. While working to beautify the City of Wheeler, both at the parks and other areas around town, I’ve often had an opportunity to talk to many of the visitors to Wheeler. Whether it is their first trip to town or a repeat visit, they all comment on how nice it is to visit a well cared for town that makes them feel welcome. Visitors I’ve had an opportunity to meet that had traveled the furthest were a family from Mumbai, India. They were here enjoying the cool refreshing air of the Pacific Northwest coast and were amazed at the array of blooming flowers in the park and the glorious river setting here in Wheeler. Another couple I met recently visits every year and have watched the positive changes to Wheeler as the park and other areas of town have been beautified. They live in Canada just across the border and we had a lovely chat while Walt and I were changing out the American flags along Hwy. 101; a labor of love of country and show of patriotism. So, with that, I’d like to thank our park volunteers who make this space a show place and come week after week to keep our gardens looking spectacular throughout the changing seasons. Our Park Committee chairperson, Jan Bell, leads the monthly group planning meetings and weekly work parties in the parks. Members Margorie Nielsen, Maranne Doyle-Lazlo, Joyce Grimnes, and Faith Dorothy all work diligently to trim, weed, deadhead and plant areas for the public’s enjoyment. These same people are instrumental in many other volunteer activities around town. I’d like to send out a personal public “Thank you fellow Park Committee members for all you do!”

Karen Matthews Wheeler City Council and Park Committee liaison

‘Countless thanks’ to North Coast Watchman The age demographic for Manzanita is in the mature to the mature-plus range, and many homeowner household projects are ancient history, while new ones are performed by local contractors and their subcontractors. Recently, my wife and I had a most unusual problem when a rather large raccoon decided to take its last breath beneath the sub-deck supporting our hot tub. What do we do, and whom do we contact to deal with such a noxious problem? As some of you know, we are in the process of selling our home, so the fragrance of a decaying raccoon is not conducive to this end. I called Bob Calkins of North Coast Watchman Services, who cheerfully arrived a couple of hours later. Noting that this was a “first” for him, he knocked the raccoon from its resting place and buried it so it could continue its journey to wherever raccoons go in their afterlife. What a blessing it is for our community to have a business such as North Coast Watchman, where Bob Calkins and his merry men provide us with invaluable services and efficiently perform their tasks with positive good cheer. Countless thanks, Bob! Ray and Val Scales Manzanita

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It is not a very well kept ably be a huge revolution secret that the print media is when people find out that suffering at the hands of all the some of those firms they have electronic devices that seem to dealt with have put them on just keep coming. I think that I automatic renewal programs. I might be kind of a rare user of recently canceled a magazine some of those new fanbecause they told gled things like computme that I would ers and cell phones, but be automatically still I yearn for the sight renewed if they of the printed page, indidn’t hear from cluding the latest news me. I sent the noand information about tice back to them upcoming events and with a big cancel happenings. in red ink all over The post office has the page. I suppose put us on notice that they will probably they are not going to me anyway beThe Old bill be able to give us the cause I didn’t give service that we have them notice that I Geezer grown to expect. More was thinking about Walt and more companies quitting Trandum and institutions are For a few telling us that they will years, I have been be discontinuing their contributing to daily, weekly or monthly some newsletters that go to newsletters. Many of those members of the organizations same companies are sendthat I belong to. Most of them ing out their monthly billing are now telling me that the and payment results on the information is only going to Internet with a caveat, more those members who have cominformation is available by puter addresses. I am guessing telephone. I wonder if any of that about half of them do those people have tried calling not get the paper unless they themselves. I know that my pick up a copy at a meeting. call is important to them and It isn’t very often that anyone it doesn’t become any clearer gives me any feedback on when they repeat it fifteen what was printed, so it doesn’t times every ten minutes. make what was written very I think there will probimportant.

It is probably true that much of this electronic stuff is pretty simple if you have a knack for those kinds of things. For some people it appears are totally involved. I drove by a bus stop the other day and there were about ten people standing there or sitting on the only bench. All but two of them were looking down at some kind of device in their hands. It is possible that a couple of them might have been talking to each other and hadn’t looked up to see who was next to them. It was a beautiful day and I wonder if any of them realized that the sun was shining. I know that the big rage these days are electronic books. I occasionally see somebody sitting in a restaurant or on a bus reading some kind of novel or story. I would suppose that same device sits on their bed stand where they can read themselves to sleep. I don’t think I would find that very satisfying. I like to see my current book sitting there as I get ready to crawl in bed. I can see where the bookmarker is and my mind will switch back and think about what I had read the night before. As you pick up the book it feels like an old friend and you can then emerge yourself

in the story and enjoy what some wonderful person has put together for your pleasure. I have to say that the newspaper has been part of my life ever since the only thing I looked at was the comic strips. Over the years, I have seen the blaring headlines that declared we were at war and read every day about the terrible suffering that was going on in other parts of the world. I remember the wonderful feeling that came over everyone when those headlines told us the war was over. These days we still get a lot of our information from newspapers and magazines, but much of is in the form of recaps of the events of several days. I think it all makes more sense when you see it all together and you can realize that you are witnessing some life changing events and those printed words will be etched in your mind. I have jokingly told people that small mistakes or errors on the printed pages of a newspaper are not much of a reason for despair. Chances are that by tomorrow evening most papers will either be recycled or on the bottom of a birdcage. Either way, an old customary service has been rendered and accepted.

Cheering on summer, rodeos and cowgirls

shied away altogether at the sight of the At the 67th annual Long Beach Rodeo blue barrels. One horse and its threeat the end of July, one could take in all the rodeo favorites – bareback riding, calf rop- year-old rider, whose feet didn’t reach the stirrups, was led by her instructor around ing, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing and a special division of peewee barrels the barrels. That’s when the crowd cheered the loudest, supporting this young cowgirl and junior barrels for the little kids. Barrel and her horse, encouraging her racing is my favorite. It pits the on, and with their applause letting rider and horse against the clock. her know it was all in the trying. I like it because it’s a women’s sport whose popularity began to When her horse finally completed the last turn and started for the rise when ranch women in the early 1900s started competing for finish line at a slow trot, the crowd was on its feet lifting this young fun. I’m glad they had something to do for fun. The rider must cowgirl up, letting her know she complete a cloverleaf pattern did good, she made the effort, and the time didn’t matter, it was all in with three barrels placed approximately one hundred feet apart. the trying. Like life, I think, it’s all in There’s a five-second penalty for every barrel that’s knocked over. the trying. Despair is all around Our Each contestant begins at the us, and we each have our pots of Town sorrow to lick clean. It’s election starting line and completes a full Gail year, the mud slinging has begun circle around all three barrels. Balden in earnest, and most of us are disThe best part comes after turning the third barrel when the horse gusted with it. We don’t need any more reminders of how bad it all races to the finish line and the ofis. What we need is the image of a young ficial time is taken. That’s when the crowd girl getting her little pony to go around the cheers the loudest for both horse and rider as they sail, home free, doing what they’ve barrels and a crowd to come to its feet to trained for. cheer her home. Just like we needed the Olympics, coming as they did, just in the When the time came for the peewee nick of time to lift us up and remind us of barrels, it was a different story. Some of the best we can be. these youngsters on their horses tried their best to get their horse to circle the barrels. Summer is winding down, though most Some did, some didn’t, and some horses of us here on the Oregon coast feel like it’s

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barely begun. I’ve held a few porch parties to connect with friends and neighbors, to share supper and sustenance for body and soul. I’ve gathered tomatoes, zucchini and greens from the garden and finally tasted a peach whose juice has dripped down my arms. I’ve won a few first place ribbons for the flowers I entered in the Tillamook County Fair and enjoyed my moment of glory. We, who live on the upper western edge of the continent, so appreciate the sweet days of summer and all the gifts it brings. Still, the seasons roll on, and life is all about change. School buses will soon rumble down the road. This year, my grandsons mark their own milestones; kindergarten, first grade, and high school. I get ready to transition to a new decade of life and a new chapter. As fall approaches, in our small towns on the Oregon coast we gear up for the next season wondering what nature has in store for us this time. I propose we throw despair aside. It will always be with us. There will always be fires to put out. Instead, I’m going to focus on hope and remembrance: on what we used to be and what we can become, as the Olympics and the three-year old peewee barrel racer shows us. The gathering of neighbors and friends on my deck for porch parties, sharing summer’s bounty and conversation reminds me of our need to connect and take care--of each other.

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Calendar of Events Writer Steve Duin and New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler will discuss their graphic novel, Oil and Water, at the Manzanita Writers’ Series on Saturday, Sept. 15. In August 2010, when ten Oregonians traveled to the Gulf Coast to bear witness to the devastation wrought by the Deepwater Horizon spill, they discovered that “oil and water” are just the first of the insoluble contradictions. Through photos and video, Duin and Wheeler, and Mike Rosen, PDX 2 Gulf Coast organizer, will tell the story behind the creation of the graphic novel and share personal stories of what they witnessed in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. The readers’ perspective on what hope and what mission remains along a ravaged coastline, and one awash in both seafood and oil, will be changed as irrevocably as

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Steve Duin that of these ten Oregonians. The authors show admirable self-awareness in portraying their semi-fictional companions (and by implication, themselves) as naive voyeurs whose presence mostly irritates their subjects. “Lemme get this straight,” said one character. “They white. We black. They blue. We red. They rich… and I got $53 to buy a week’s worth of groceries. And they gonna tell our stories?” Actually, they do a fine job, from a book review in Willamette Week, by Ruth Brown. Oregonian columnist Steve Duin, twice named the nation’s best local columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists, is also the author or

Tsunami debris public forum in Tillamook

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Tillamook County Courthouse Commissioner’s Conference Room, 201 Laurel Ave, in Tillamook. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet, speak, and interact with representatives from the Tsunami Debris Tour of Homes Aug. 25 Task Force, including Brig. Gen. Mike The Kiwanis Club and Caldwell, the Chair of the GovWomen’s Club of North County ernor’s Task will host the Force, along 17th annual with other repManzanita resentatives and Neahfrom Oregon kahnie Tour Department of Homes of Parks and on Saturday, Recreation, Aug. 25, from Department 10 a.m. to 4 of Envip.m. ronmental Seven Quality, and 25 Manzanita and t for Aug. se es the Oregon m Ho of Tour Neahkahnie Department houses are of Fish and Wildlife. included on the self-guided tour. Tickets and maps will be sold Family Bingo Night Aug. 31 that day at Howell’s Square, next It’s time for Family Bingo to Left Coast Siesta in Manzanita. Night at Pine Grove Community Tickets cost $10 each. Children House in Manzanita on Friday, under 12 can go along free, proAug. 31. The fun begins at 6 p.m. vided a parent accompanies them.

co-author of six books, including Comics: Between the Panels. Shannon Wheeler is the Eisner Award-winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man, who has appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines, comic books and opera houses. Mike Rosen holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from OHSU and has worked to promote a clean environment and healthy watershed for over 20 years. The presentation will be followed by Open Mic, where up to nine local writers will read five minutes of their original work. Admission for the evening is $7. The series is a program of the Hoffman Center and will be held at the Hoffman Center across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave. Further information and the 2012 schedule is available at hoffmanblog. org or contact Vera Wildauer at featuring many great gift certificate prizes. All proceeds will be shared between the Rotary Club of North Tillamook County and the Pine Grove Community Center. Fun for all the family.

Manzanita Library magazine sale

The Friends of the North Tillamook Library will hold its monthly magazine and paperback book sale on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Manzanita library. Ted and Marlene Weissbach will host the sale. Magazines cost $.50 each; paperback books are $1 each. The sale is a fundraiser for the Friends of the North County Library. The library accepts donations of magazines in good condition and no more than one year old, but does not accept issues of weekly magazines. Volunteers who are interested in hosting the magazine sale are most welcome. Next month’s magazine sale will be on October 13. For further information, contact Gail Young at (503) 368-5248 or

Celebrate Life and Fire in Manzanita

Jewel of Socialism and The Teaching Maxims of Karl Love. Alder Creek Farm is a 54-acre The Hoffman Center Clay and Life conservation site preserved as open Drawing studios in Manzanita will space by the Lower Nehalem Compresent a showing of works in their munity Trust (LNCT). respective art forms over the Labor The workshop will run from 9:30 Day weekend. a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $95, $85 An opening reception for LNCT members, and includes will be held Friday, a box lunch. There is space for Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 15 participants. For a regisp.m. The show will tration form, go to http://hoffcontinue Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2, uploads/2012/05/MWSfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop-Registrationeach day. Forms-2012.pdf, or email The gallery show will Tela Skinner at mactela@ be held in the Hoffman Center Studios building This workshop is a colat 595 Laneda Ave. The laboration between the Hoffman Center’s Life Drawing Center’s Manzanita Writers’ Group has been Series and the Lower meeting there since Clay and Life Drawing Nehalem Community 2003. Artists gather Studios in Manzanita Trust. every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Irish musicians perform draw the live figure. Artists interested in honing their in Manzanita this fall skills are invited to participate. The Two Sunday afternoon concerts fee is $15 for three hours. featuring traditional Irish musicians The Hoffman Center Clay Studio, are scheduled for the Hoffman at 594 Laneda Ave., is open to the Center this fall. public Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to Grainne Murphy and Kathleen 4 p.m., and Thursdays from 5 to Boyle – Irish fiddle and piano – will 8 p.m. Kiln firings are done on a perform Sunday, Oct. 14, 3:00 regular basis to move the process of p.m., at the Hoffman Center in forming and glazing clay to a finished Manzanita. To learn more about the product. musicians, visit www.grainnewired. Beginners or experienced com. individuals are invited to experience Paddy O’Brien, Celtic/Irish button the joy of playing with clay and to accordion, along with Nancy Conescu discover their latent artistic talents. (guitar) and Dale Russ (fiddle) The studio charges $2 per hour, perform on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the and $2 for two pounds of clay. These Hoffman Center. For more on this prices include the eventual cost of group, go to glazing and firing. The Clay Studio fires clay pieces Fine art photography salon created outside the studio for a nominal fee. A special Raku firing is done Sept. 4 at Hoffman Center two or three times a year outside, A fine art photography salon using special glazes. The process on Sept. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the creates unique finishes to ceramic Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., pieces. Manzanita, will focus on lending Information about the Hoffman support to those doing photography Center is available at and also to others who are fasci-

En Plein Air Writing Workshop set Aug. 25

Award-winning author Matt Love will conduct an all-day “En Plein Air” writing workshop at Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Alder Creek Farm in Nehalem. Here’s your chance to study with a master, to spend a day that will combine lecture with observation, writing and honing your skills. Love grew up in Oregon City and is the publisher of Nestucca Spit Press. He is author/editor of many books including Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker, Love & The Green Lady, Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Oregon’s Crown

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Aug. 11 - Responded to fire alarm on North Fork Road, Nehalem. Aug. 12 - Assisted ODF with brush fire on North Fork Road, Nehalem. Aug. 13 - Responded to brush fire at 7th St. & B St., Nehalem. Aug. 14 - Investigated burn complaint on Poplar

Master Gardeners celebrate 25 years

Tillamook County Master Gardener Association (TCMGA) and the Tillamook OSU Extension Service invite all Tillamook County Master Gardeners to a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event will be held at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds skating rink starting at noon and ending around 3 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes, but main entrees, beverages and cake will be furnished by TCMGA and the Extension Service. Please RSVP with the number of attendees to Laura Owens, TCMGA president at beachilady@charter. net or at (503) 355-2655. Come and meet old classmates and new master gardeners!



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NCRD moves ahead on pool design, contracts architect At a special meeting Aug. 15, the North County Recreation District Board of Directors authorized signing of a contract with Robertson Sherwood Architects, based in Eugene, marking another milestone towards securing the future of the NCRD pool and its aquatic programs including the children’s learn-to-swim and the adult exercise and therapy classes. The scope of the contract falls into two phases; five option studies and then a conceptual design based on the selected option. The options to be studied are: • Is a pool cover for the existing pool feasible, and will it save money? • Is a dehumidifier for the existing pool feasible, and will it save money? • Can we fix up the existing pool to meet current codes? How much would that cost? • How much would a new 4-lane pool cost? • How much would a new 6-lane pool cost? The results of these studies will be available by October, and a public event will be

scheduled for the architect to explain to the public all the considerations and conclusions. Based on the results of these studies and the public comments received, the architect will proceed with a conceptual design and a more detailed cost estimate for the preferred option. More public input will be invited as the concepts are developed, with the final layout and price tag known by early in the New Year. Selection of Robertson Sherwood was the result of a statewide competitive process that concluded with eight proposals from architects and engineers being received. “Most of the proposals were extremely high quality,” said Kevin Greenwood, board member and Selection Committee chair. “The top three were rated very close. However, it was Robertson Sherwood’s experience with smaller facilities and pool renovations that tipped the balance”. In addition to experience with lower cost pools, the architect has designed major facilities including the Astoria Aquatic Center.

“Public feedback on our Enterprise Plan strongly showed a preference for alternative (green) energy sources and energy conservation measures,” said Aquatics Director Barbara McCann. “There was also interest in using salt water treatment. The architect’s team includes a national specialist aquatic consulting firm, Aquatic Design Group, who will focus on these issues and also pool construction alternatives.” At just under $50,000, the guaranteed maximum cost of this contract is within the planned budget. The conceptual design and cost estimate will be used as the basis for subsequent steps in the process, including determining the feasibility of raising the necessary funds for the detailed design and construction phase. “The Board does not want to go for a bond measure, but is looking at alternative ways to finance the project,” said NCRD General Manager Peter Nunn. “That is why we need to have a cost estimate based on the experience of a highly qualified pool architect.”

Nehalem Council receives update on sirens By Pat Edley For the Citizen

EVC President Linda Kozlowski reported on the activities of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Nehalem City Council. Tillamook County, she told city councilors, is in the process of eliminating the tsunami sirens, which she believes is, overall, good news. The sirens currently in place are old, not reliable, and replacement parts for them are unavailable. Kozlowski added that there is an emergency evacuation drill scheduled on Sept. 22, in partnership with the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue District. There will be no sirens, she said, only warnings from the fire departments and other sources. The drill will involve communities from Rockaway to Manzanita.

The Nehalem Elementary School is designated as the assembly site for kids, while the North County Recreation District in Nehalem serves as both an assembly site and shelter. After a public hearing on an ordinance vacating a portion of Sixth St. within the city limits of Nehalem, council members adopted the ordinance. There was no input from the public. City Manager Michael Nitzsche explained that the portion of Sixth St. in question is not needed by the city and it has no practical use remaining a right-of-way, as Sixth St. to A St. will never be built due to the presence of wetlands. The Port of Nehalem owns all abutting properties to this street vacation. Reporting to the council on progress of the proposed city hall/public works building, Nitzsche said the council should

have the latest proposals from modular companies within a month’s time. He noted that he is also looking into all other options, including local contractors and manufactured homes built to required specifications. Mayor Shirley Kalkhoven suggested possible sources of funding through grants and noted that the city is still looking for someone to fill the vacancies for Positions #1 and #5 on the planning commission. The council discussed quotes received for a Vac Trailer. After talking over the matter, the council approved the quote from Enviro-Clean Equipment, Inc., of Gresham. The council also accepted a bid from Nehalem Bay Painting Company of Nehalem for repainting city hall. The next regular council meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 10, at Nehalem City Hall.

Manzanita Public Safety Log Aug. 5 - Issued a citation for no valid day-use permit displayed in NBSP. Aug. 5 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (45/30 mph) in Nehalem. Aug. 5 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (47/30 mph) in Nehalem. Aug. 5 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (40/25 mph) in Wheeler. Aug. 5 - Issued two citations for violation of posted parking restrictions in OWSP. Aug. 5 - Responded to a non-injury MVA in Manzanita. Aug. 5 - Assisted Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a MVA in Nehalem. Aug. 5 - Responded to an unattended beach fire in Manzanita. Aug. 5 - Responded to a report of lost property in Manzanita. Aug. 5 - Assisted Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a rescue in Neahkahnie. Aug. 6 - Issued a citation for no valid day-use permit displayed in NBSP. Aug. 6 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (46/30 mph) in Nehalem. Aug. 6 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (45/25 mph) in Wheeler. Aug. 6 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (49/30 mph) in Nehalem. Aug. 6 - Responded to a suspicious circumstance on Manzanita Beach. Aug. 6 - Assisted TCSO with a report of an attempted burglary in Wheeler. Aug. 7 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (43/25 mph) in Wheeler. Aug. 7 - Assisted TCSO with a suspicious circumstance in Wheeler. Aug. 7 - Responded to a noise complaint in Manzanita. Aug. 7 - Assisted TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Nehalem. Aug. 7 - Assisted TCSO and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a medical call in Neahkahnie. Aug. 7 - Responded to a residential alarm in Manzanita. Aug. 7 - Assisted TCSO with a report of a prowler in Wheeler.

Aug. 8 - Responded to a residential alarm in Manzanita. Aug. 9 - Issued a citation for improper parallel parking in Manzanita. Aug. 12 - Issued a citation for fail to obey traffic control device in Manzanita. Aug. 12 - Issued a citation for driving while suspended in Wheeler. Aug. 12 - Issued a citation for unlawful use of studded tires in Wheeler. Aug. 12 - Issued a citation for no valid day use permit displayed in NBSP. Aug. 12 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (45/30 mph) in Nehalem. Aug. 12 - Responded to a noise complaint in Manzanita. Aug. 12 - Responded to a suspicious vehicle in Manzanita. Aug. 12 - Responded to a report of criminal mischief in Manzanita. Aug. 12 - Responded to a report of harassment in Manzanita. Aug. 13 - Issued a citation for fail to carry proof of insurance in Manzanita. Aug. 13 - Issued a citation for violation of posted speed (44/25 mph) in Wheeler. Aug. 13 - Assisted a disabled vehicle in Wheeler. Aug. 13 - Performed a welfare check in Manzanita. Aug. 14 - Issued a citation for violation of posted parking in Nehalem. Aug. 14 - Responded to a report of trespass in Manzanita. Aug. 15 - Assisted TCSO with a suspicious circumstance in Nehalem. Aug. 15 - Assisted OSP with a MVA north of Manzanita on US Hwy 101. Aug. 16 - Issued two citations for no valid day-use permit displayed in NBSP. Aug. 16 - Issued two citations for violation of posted parking restrictions in OWSP. Aug. 16 - Responded to a property dispute in Manzanita. Aug. 16 - Assisted TCSO, Tillamook Ambulance and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue with a rescue in OWSP. Aug. 17 - Issued a citation for Theft III in Manzanita. Aug. 17 - Issued three citations for no valid day-use

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Community News Briefs Tillamook County Siren Specialist; and Mark Labhart, Tillamook County Commissioner. Refreshments will be provided and the EVC will have emergency kit items on hand for purchase. Questions about the siren meeting can be referred to Linda Kozlowski at (503) 799-5550.

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A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin repaving the roadway along U.S. 101 between Arch Cape and Nehalem (milepost 35.9 to 43.8).

Paving of U.S. 101 between Arch Cape and Nehalem begins

A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin repaving the roadway along U.S. 101 between Arch Cape and Nehalem (milepost 35.9 to 43.8). The project will include installation of a bridge rail at Short Sand Beach Creek Bridge. At least one lane of traffic will be open controlled by flaggers during construction. Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, and drive with caution through the construction area. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone. The project is scheduled to be completed by October.

TPUD seeks rate increase

The Tillamook People’s Utility District Board of Directors last week approved the first reading of a sixpercent rate increase, to take effect Oct. 1. A second reading of the proposed increase - which will make the change final - is set for Aug. 28. The increase is across the board for residential, industrial and commercial customers. For residential customers, the monthly base fee will increase from $16 to $19. Usage rates will increase from 6.7 cents per kilowatt hour, to 6.9 cents per kilowatt hour. Jim Martin, finance manger for PUD, said the average residential customer uses an average of 1,300 kilowatt hours a month, for an average bill of $103.10. Under the new fees, that same bill will increase to $108.70. Tillamook PUD General Manager Ray Sieler said the main driver behind the rate hike is the rising cost of power purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration. Nearly all of Tillamook PUD’s power is purchased from the Bonneville system, with the small exception of power generated by the manure digester at the Port of Tillamook Bay. Last August, PUD instituted a 5-percent local rate increase in response to an 8.5-percent rate increase from Bonneville. BPA officials have cited several factors driving the rate increase, including aging equipment at its 31 federal dams. “We’re anticipating that Bonneville will be increasing our rates every year,” Sieler said. “We’re looking at the 2014-15 time frame, and they’re looking at increases of 10 percent in that area. That’s going to put a burden on the utility to try to keep our expenses in control and control that rate increase.” Power costs make up about 50 percent of Tillamook PUD’s entire costs, according to Sieler.

‘Patty’s Pirates’ look to help stop diabetes

Manzanita resident Patty Rinehart and her fellow ‘Pirates’ are taking part in the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Sept. 22 in Portland, having decided to team up to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. “We are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because we personally know some of them, and want to do something about it,” says Rinehart on her team’s web page. Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation or joining the team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. As a team, united in its desire to stop diabetes, your support is needed. Please make a donation to a team member or join the team. If you’re interested and haven’t registered already, and/or would like to donate, go to online, enter the team name, Patty’s Pirates. (Rinehart is listed as Patty Rinehart.)

Public meeting Aug. 23 examines sirens

The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay will host a discussion of the county’s siren warning systems Thursday, Aug. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. The topic – “Beyond Sirens” – will address the emergency warning efforts to be used once the beach sirens are decommissioned early next year. Tillamook County’s beach sirens were initially installed to warn citizens and visitors of an imminent threat by a tsunami. New research has determined that tsunamis caused by distant (Japan, Alaska, South America) – earthquakes would take several hours to arrive, would only affect the beaches, and give local authorities plenty of time to warn people to clear the beaches. A local, and much more dangerous, tsunami – caused by a rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone just off the coast – would be preceded by a very large earthquake that would provide more than sufficient warning to the whole populace. That quake would also likely cut off electrical power and topple the siren poles. Everybody in the inundation zones would have to head to high ground assembly sites immediately. The Aug. 23 meeting will feature presentations by Patrick Corcoran, Coastal Hazard Specials Oregon State University; Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Management Director, Michael Soots,

The North Coast Chorale is recruiting singers for its 2012/2013 season. If you have never sung with a vocal ensemble before, here is your opportunity to create beautiful music with others. The Chorale is looking for all voice parts, high and low. Please call (503) 3388403 for more information or to sign up. An informational meeting and potluck is planned Sept. 9. All NCC members and prospective members are invited. Rehearsals start on Sept. 11 at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center on 16th St., in Astoria. The North Coast Chorale is a mixed community choir that rehearses weekly in Astoria and presents two to three concerts in various locations along the North Coast annually. Upcoming events include a community Messiah sing-a-long Nov. 25, to benefit local food programs and winter holiday concerts themed “Peace on Earth” slated Dec. 8 and 9.

Babysitter training day camp offered

“Babysitters are substitute parents. They face the same challenges and emergencies as full‑time parents do, but they often aren’t as well prepared,” says OSU Extension Family and Community Health Agent, Nancy Kershaw. To help youth develop skill for babysitting or taking care of themselves at home, the OSU Extension Service is offering Beginning Babysitter Training Day Camp, Aug. 27-31, 9 a.m. to noon. The program will be held at the OSU Extension Office in Tillamook. Session topics and presenters include: Responsibilities of a Babysitter – Nancy Kershaw, OSU Extension Faculty; Preventing & Handling Emergencies and First Aid/CPR – Carol White; Child Behavior & Guidance and Activities for Children – Nancy Kershaw; Feeding Young Children – Susie Johnson, Oregon Family Nutrition Program Assistant; Ages & Stages – Nancy Kershaw. The day camp will conclude with a field trip to Tillamook Bay Childcare Center to observe children of various ages. Participants will also complete the American Heart Association CPR/First Aid training and successful participants will receive their CPR/First Aid card. Pre‑registration is required because space is limited. Cost is $40 per participant, which includes handouts, activities and CPR/First Aid training. Parents are invited to observe. To register, contact the OSU Extension Office at 2204 Fourth Street or call (503) 842‑3433.

‘Friends’ befriend NCRD youth programs Friends of North County Recreation District (NCRD) President Geri Berg proclaimed the July bingo event a huge success. “We can’t do this without our merchants helping us and we want to thank them for all their generosity”

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Geri Berg, of the Friends of NCRD, presents Steven Turnsen, administrative manager for NCRD, with a check to help support youth programs at the recreation district. Courtesy photo said Berg, “They know the money we raise goes back into the community at the NCRD.” Money raised from the bingo fundraiser helps support NCRD’s Youth Swim Program, which includes over half a dozen programs for young swimmers or youth wanting to become swimmers. Fees and program schedules for both adults and children can be found on the NCRD website at The next big event for the Friends group will be its “Paddle for NCRD” held on Sept. 1. This is the third annual “Paddle” event for NCRD, an unforgettable outdoor event on the beautiful Nehalem River. Guides will take people on a one-hour tour of the Nehalem River at slack tide, when paddling will be the easiest. Kayak Tillamook will be providing guides for this event. The Friends of NCRD will be at the Aug. 24 Manzanita Farmers Market. You may pick up a registration form for the Paddle there or at North County Recreation District in Nehalem. You may also register on line by going on NCRD’S website, Space for this event is limited. If you are a beginner in using a kayak or canoe, it is highly recommend you take part in the instruction provided by Tillamook Kayak which begins at noon. All paddlers need to gather behind Hal’s (blinking light in Nehalem on Hwy. 101) by 12:45 p.m. Registration is required and pre-registration is highly recommended. Please call (503) 368-7121, Monday through Friday, for registration information. If you need to rent a canoe or kayak for this event please call the following local businesses: Hal’s (503) 368-4447, Kayak Tillamook (503) 367-5522, Wheeler Marina (503) 368-5780, and Kelly’s Brighton Marina (503) 368-5745.

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Partying until the cows went home from the fair FFA animals. Haworth Family Shows provided the carnival again this year, with gross carnival sales totaling $185,307, up slightly from last year. Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing garnered $134,423, up $623 from 2011. Fourteen feature races had purses ranging from $2,100 to $4,000. Total purse money for the 33 races was $79,700. Once again, community support and volunteerism, say fair officials, made this year’s fair another great success ensuring its status as one of the best county fairs in the Northwest.

The 2012 rendition of the Tillamook County Fair goes down as one of the best

The 2012 Tillamook County Fair came to a close Aug. 11, and, by all accounts, was another successful fair. The total attendance this year of 72,269 marked a 2.1 percent increase over last year with both Thursday and Friday’s attendance topping 2011. Fairgoers had a reason to be in a party mode because of all the free entertainment they enjoyed once they entered the fair. Both local and paid talent performed on the Courtyard Stage each day of the fair, while the ever-popular Pig-n-Ford Races celebrated its 88th year of racing at the fair. Tillamook County resi-

Jackie Elligsen, center, participates in Junior Showmanship with her rabbit at the Tillamook County Fair, flanked by two other 4-H members from other parts of the county. Elligsen is a member of the This-N-That 4-H Club in north Tillamook County that is smaller than other 4-H Clubs in the county, but was well represented at this year’s fair nonetheless. Courtesy photo dents and property owners entered 3,754 exhibits in Open Class Departments, with 4-H and FFA programs continuing to be a big part of the fair. There were 1,840 4-H/FFA exhibits this year, an increase of 2.5 percent, ac-

Right: This-N-That 4-H club member Kalli Swanson proudly displays her Tillamook County Fair ribbon for Best of Show (top prize) - Poultry. Her duck’s name is M2. Courtesy photo

cording to fair officials. The 4-H and FFA Market Animal Sale reported $52,315.74 in sales with a total of 81 animals sold. 4-H and FFA dairy animals were housed in the new pavilion this year along with the many other 4-H and

Another case of young love in the summertime

During the big 24-hour sionally, he’ll top this sugary heat wave we endured recent- slurry off with an iced coffee ly on the north coast, I noticed drink, at which point you something odd about one can actually see him vibrate of my teenaged co-workers. while he’s standing still. After The still, hot air had one such bender, he sapped the strength meekly pulled me and patience of most aside and noted, “I of my peers and all was a little hyper last of the patrons; but night. Do you think this particular young anyone noticed?” man was exhibitThese are the types ing some rather of questions I never strange behavior. know how to answer Yes, I know, the without laughing. words “strange” and Unsure of how he “teenager” have met measured “a little Living before in basic senhyper,” I shook my The tence structure, but head and backed this was different away so as not to get Dream somehow. He was a contact sugar rush. Dan Haag mirthful, gleeful, But no, the young and – dare I say – man’s usual evening downright giddy. supply of perfectly If you look under “happy” legal sweetened stimulants in a thesaurus, any word you was noticeably absent from see there would have been the windowsill where he applicable. normally lined them up. His At first, we attributed this symptoms were also not in behavior to his usual intake line with caffeine and Red of Rock Star, Mike & Ike’s, Dye No 5. He had a breezy, and Pepsi, a combination that wistfulness about him and endows him with the ability couldn’t seem to remove a to scale walls like Spider-Man lopsided grin from his face. I and speak in tongues. Occacaught him glancing furtively

at his phone and then and heard him laughing – nay, giggling – on more than one occasion. When he blushed after receiving a text message, the cat was out of the bag; the lad was in love! To quote Stevie Ray Vaughan: “Well you’ve heard about love givin’ sight to the blind. My baby’s lovin’ cause the sun to shine.” You can’t beat young love in the summertime. It’s a grininducing, heart-palpitating, sweaty-palmed, skippingdown-the-street movie montage. The head rush of that first touch or kiss is a crippling sensory overload. It turns everyone into a poet laureate or composer and threatens to overload the airwaves of radio stations with

late-night song dedications. I vividly remember dedicating Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” to a friend of my sisters and then waiting in vain as the DJ played every song recorded in the 1970s except my request. By the time 1 a.m. rolled around, I had fallen into a love-deprived sleep and never found out if she heard the song. I could have used a Rock Star. Most summertime loves don’t last beyond Labor Day. Teenagers swear undying love to one another and swap promises to write, sing, text or carrier pigeon their sappy poetry to each other. An entire summertime of holding hands, walking on the beach and sneaking onto the neighbor’s pool can’t be instantly

discarded. Speaking from personal experience, teenagers often have the attention span of dandelion fuzz and, I’m sorry, but teenage boys are the worst offenders. At 18, I casually told my parents I wanted to marry my summertime girlfriend and move her into the house. I carefully detailed how we would turn my parent’s basement into a love nest for two. A month later, we had broken up and moved on. Despite having caused irrevocable heart damage to my parents, the incident was quickly forgotten. The point is, the bloom may fade from the rose with the approach of fall, but come spring, watch out parents, because the damn thing is going to bloom again.

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So, I look at my young friend and marvel at the transformation as he enters the beginning stages of summertime love. Despite the heartache and sleeplessness that might be coming his way down the road, I hope he treasures this stretch of adolescence. At the risk of sounding like an after-school special, it will teach him how to value love, how to recognize it when it’s real, and how to treat another person with respect. I dated myself and suggested he make her a mix tape. “I think I’m going to write her a sonnet,” he countered. Good for you, kid. Nothing like bad poetry coursing through your veins to keep you awake at night. Take that, Rock Star.



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Lost Pioneer offers a look at early pioneer life in Tillamook County The one-actor play features Neahkahnie resident Liz Cole in the leading role By Dave Fisher The Citizen

“I had an adventure today…I hardly know where to begin…” That line from the play Lost Pioneer, which members of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society got a glimpse of at their August meeting, probably best typifies the three-year effort that went into writing and producing the one-act, 45-minute production. The work, or the “adventure,” is the result of a collaborative effort involving Neahkahnie residents Mark Beach and Liz Cole, based on research by historian Beach of three Tillamook County pioneer women, with the acclaimed actress, Cole, in the lead role. With the play set to debut in Manzanita on Sept. 28, at Pine Grove Community House, the principals admit that initially they hardly knew where to begin, much like the character Frannie that Cole depicts on stage. Neither Beach nor Cole had written a play before and that was problematic. In enlisting the help of awardwinning Portland playwright Ellen West, Beach’s idea of a play depicting pioneer life in Tillamook County began to take shape. It also got a shot in the arm financially receiving a grant of nearly $2,000 from the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition in partnership with the Nehalem Valley Historical Society, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Tillamook County Historical Society. “The play was one of five recipients of grants for 2012 from the coalition,” said Linda Cook, another local resident who sits on the TCCC board. TCCC is part of the Cultural Trust of Oregon that allots monies to county coalitions to enhance culture throughout Oregon. In Tillamook County,

Actress Liz Cole and historian Mark Beach collaborated, with help from Portland playwright Ellen West, to produce the 45-minute-long play that will be performed at least five times throughout Tillamook County, beginning Friday, Sept. 28, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita. Photo by Dave Fisher grants are awarded to indinately, Cole in her five-minute viduals or nonprofit groups, presentation to members of which have projects relating the historical society stopped to the enhancement of educashort of divulging the details. tion, community art, heritage, “You’ll have to buy a environment or traditions in ticket and come to the play,” Tillamook County. she said. “TCCC was pleased to Lost Pioneer will premiere award the grant to Lost Pioin Manzanita on Friday, Sept. neer as it would be enhancing 28, 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. several of those categories,” 30, 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cook noted. Community House. SubseBeach was aided in his requent performances are schedsearch by relatives of the three uled at Neah-Kah-Nie High pioneer women and the fact School, in Tillamook and in that they kept a good record of south Tillamook County. their life experiences. Frannie, Nehalem Valley Histhe main character, is a compi- torical Society is hosting lation of the three women, the premiere and only featuring bits and pieces of 100 tickets will be sold to each with the imaginations of each of the two Manzanita Beach and Cole filling in the performances. A sell-out is gaps to give the play life. expected. Advance tickets – The play takes place on $10 general admission, $8 for Christmas Eve 1941, three seniors and students under weeks after Pearl Harbor was 18 when accompanied by an attacked. Frannie, 66, is on adult – are on sale now and her way to Portland to spend can be purchased by calling Christmas with her children, Tom Mock, (503) 368-6643 but suffers a bump on the or Lyla Hendrickson, (503) head when she drives her ve368-5059. Tickets may also hicle off the road and becomes be purchased on Saturdays, lodged between a couple of from noon to 4 p.m. at trees not far from her home. the NVHS housed in the In her delirium that follows, lower level of Pine Grove on reality is blurred as she meets Laneda Ave. up with the ghosts of those Performances will include who have preceded her. In the displays of historical photos process, audience members and a question and answer become better acquainted session following the play with the pioneer woman, her with historical researcher husbands and children. The Mark Beach and the play’s play ends… hmmm? Unfortu- star, Liz Cole.

n Books From page 1 isn’t necessary, but this summer is different. It is the Hasslacher’s last summer in Manzanita as they prepare to close their store, featuring its “idiosyncratic selection of new and used books,” for good. The plan, a least for the next six months, is to move to Arizona, where Franz grew up, to help care for his mother who, now in her 70s, is experiencing health problems. Once established, the couple hope to land jobs in the Phoenix area, the kind of jobs, says Sherry, “that pay us throughout the year and come with health insurance.” Long range, depending on how things go, a move back to the Portland area, where Franz took up residence nearly 20 years ago, isn’t out of the question. The Hasslachers purchased the Manzanita business in December 2009 after discovering it for sale on Craigslist. While neither is quite sure that owning another business is in their future, one thing’s for sure, the three years living in Manzanita and owning their own business was worthwhile. “It was a pretty good experience. Manzanita was a very welcoming community,” said Franz, who is a member of the board of directors for the Manzanita Farmers Market and started the Hoffman Center’s Film Series. “It’s been three fantastic

n Ramp From page 1 Café, and the Maxine Langdon estate, along with other community members, for helping finance the cost of construction through grants, fundraisers, and

years. We loved our time in Manzanita and will treasure the experience of owning a bookstore and serving this community,” echoed Sherry, even though she admits the dynamics of owning a business in a seasonal tourist-oriented community can be frustrating. Like her husband, Sherry jumped both feet into the community, serving as treasurer for the Manzanita Business Alliance and as a member of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. “When we moved here, we wanted to become part of the community, to contribute… to give back and not just take,” said Sherry. Apart from the seasonality of owning a business in Manzanita, the Hasslachers found themselves at odds with the ever-growing trend of people shopping online and at big box stores. Like other small business owners, they found it hard to compete with Internet giants like Amazon and bigger stores that offered the same books and materials at lower prices. “There is future for book stores in communities that have an appreciation for them,” said Sherry. “They still have a purpose, especially for books produced by smaller publishers that may not be marketable nationally. Those are books independent bookstore would welcome.” Franz sees implications for all small business owners and urges local residents to shop locally. “It’s all about creating sustainable jobs in your community and keeping jobs in your community,” he noted.

The Hasslachers will wrap things up Sunday, Sept. 9. As the date approaches, books will be discounted even more – 50 percent off Aug. 20-26 and 75 percent off Aug. 27Sept. 9. Even the decorations and fixtures will be for sale, which will be available for pickup Sept. 10-15. However, the storeowners advise customers not to wait for deeper discounts if there is a book on the shelf that they are attracted to; it may not be there later. “We have to be out by the 15th,” says Sherry. Two weeks later, they head south as they embark on a new adventure and warmer temperatures, something Franz laments, noting that’s one of the reasons he moved to the Northwest in the first place. The climate here was more to his liking. Sadly, a buyer for their business earlier this spring had to back away from the deal because of health issues and the Hasslachers could not find another interested party in a timely manner to meet their timeframe for moving out of state. How can you help? Their website offers this bit of advice: “How you can best help us now is to buy books and tell your friends we are going out of business and having fantastic sales! Put it on Facebook, tweet about it on Twitter, write a blog, call your mama (you should be doing that anyway)… in short, tell everybody. And, after we are gone, please continue to support independent booksellers everywhere you go. It really does make a difference!”

donations. Also lending a hand were Sarah Smyth McIntosh for her pro bono legal advice; Anthony Stoppiello, ramp architect; Lynn Pence, repair of east side of building; Linda Myers, design planning and architectural assistant; Coaster Construction – (John Nelson and Rick Kinney), ramp construc-

tion; Eric Lindahl, project manager; John Longfellow, excavation and earthwork; and volunteers who tore down the old ramp. Other helpers and contributors included the Nehalem Bay Garden Club, Manzanita Public Works Department, and Doug Dick, building inspector for the City of Manzanita.

Obituary Darrell Haynes Darrell L. Haynes died at his Nehalem home on August 7, 2012 at the age of 78. Darrell was born on August 8, 1933 in Eugene, Ore. to Joseph and Nettie (Williams) Haynes. Following three honorable

tours of duty with the United States Navy, he worked at the Port of Portland as a machinist, and eventually as a shipyard foreman. He will be remembered as a man generous with his time, quick with a joke, and a friend to everyone he met. Darrell is survived by four children, all of Oregon – daughter Shari, and sons Joseph, Raymond, and Dennis; by his significant other, Marie Smith; and nu-

merous grandchildren and great grandchildren Darrell was preceded in death by one son Darrell (Gene) and brother Charles and sister Nelda. A potluck memorial will take place at Elmira Grange Hall, in Elmira, Ore. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 p.m. Donations in his name may be made to benefit cancer research. Arrangements are in the care of Waud’s Funeral Home.

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‘Tis the season to partake in the passion of peaches I have a confession to Theophrastus named it the make...peaches are my very “Persian apple.” Consequentfavorite fruit. The very scent ly, its Latin name is Prunus of them sends me into a happy persic. Then somehow, place. Then there is the sweet through many mispronunciajuiciness that hijacks your tions this name evolved into senses as you bite into one. simply “peach.” They demand your full attenPeaches took root in North tion. I love a food America very slowly. It that asserts itself, started with the Native but I feel a bit like Americans who spread I am betraying my this delightful fruit by “locavore” status using the seeds as a here, as there is lucrative trade item and as much a chance planting them as they at getting a good roved about. Thomas coast grown Jefferson had his peach as there is treasured peach trees at of getting a good Monticello as well, but papaya. However, full production didn’t The I cannot deny my start until the 19th cenpassion and it is Golightly tury. Fast forward to for peaches. the United States Gourmet now, It seems I am leads the world in Dana Zia not alone in this peach production with passion as the it being our largest Chinese begun commercial fruit crop, cultivating peaches from a second only to apples. native tree as early as 2000 Peaches are one of the B.C. They have been writfruits that you should buy ing poems and manuscripts organic. Their thin skins that about this fair fruit as far back absorb all chemicals sprayed as 1100 B.C. In China, the on them have landed them on peach tree is still honored the “dirty dozen” list. (The as the “tree of life.” That “dirty dozen” list is the top would make it at least 4,000 12 produce that should only years that people have been be eaten organic due to their enchanted by the peach. high levels of toxins in their The ever-adventurous Persians happened across the lovely peach around 300 B.C. due to the Silk Road and were instantly smitten as well. They were so effective at spreading this delicious jewel throughout the world that the Greek philosopher

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For the grilled peaches:

“Eat a peach & live forever.” conventional form.) Peaches are as nutritious as they are delicious being loaded with vitamins C, A, beta carotene and antioxidants. Since they are such a fragile fruit, try to buy peaches from a source as close as possible. Oregon and Washington both grow peaches in their warmer regions like the Willamette Valley and southern Oregon. When buying them, look for peaches with rich color that still have a slight whitish “bloom,” indicating that they have not been over handled. Avoid ones that are excessively soft or with cuts and bruises. Make sure and give them

the sniff test, if they don’t have a sweet aroma, they will surely disappoint. Do not buy refrigerated peaches, they have been robbed of their natural ripening process and will disappoint. Buy your peaches slightly unripe and let them ripen at room temperature. If you’re in an all fire hurry, you can place them in a paper bag and it will expedite the ripening. This is the perfect time of year to devour peaches. The super-duper produce man, Greg, at Manzanita Deli, has some lovely organic peaches right now. This salad recipe I am sharing with you is an unusual but brilliant way to serve peaches. You will wonder why you have never done this before. Don’t let the long ingredient list on this recipe daunt you. It is actually very easy to make. Enjoy the peach season! It is so fleeting and so enchanting!

raised for United Paws, the Rotary Club of North Tillamook County, and Starry K-9s is still being tallied, Nichols thinks it will be as good as last year, if not

better. Last year more than $6,500 was raised for charity. “Most of those dollars came from the local community…it was amazing.”

– Chinese proverb

2 large ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed 1/2 large red onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings (don’t separate the rings) 1 tablespoon of olive oil Kosher salt Fresh cracked pepper First off, make sure your grill is relatively clean, then lightly oil the grill before you turn it on. (Important safety tip there.) Heat up your grill to a high heat. (Pre-heating the grill is important to get the grill marks on the peaches.) Brush both sides of the peaches and the onion rings with olive oil, then lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place peaches cut side down on the grill for 3-5 minutes depending on the ripeness. You want some nice char marks on those jewels. Flip and grill for an additional 3-5 minutes then take off grill and let cool. At the same time, if you are good at multitasking, grill the onions the same way. Cut the peach halves into halves and the onions in half. Set aside for the grand finale.

For the salad dressing:

1 large juicy peach, cut up 3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of honey Zest from one lime 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon of cumin 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon Pinch of smoked paprika or ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper Place everything into the blender or food processor and give it a whirl until well blended. Taste and adjust your seasonings. You can make this a day ahead and chill until you need it.

For the salad:

8 cups of mixed greens 1/4 cup of chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup of some nuts, pecans or almonds work best 1/3 cup of crumbled feta or goat cheese

The grand finale:

Toss the greens with the mint and cilantro and divide among four plates. Top each salad with two peach slices, some grilled onions, nuts and cheese. Serve with the dressing on the side so each person can make it as happy as they want it to. Make sure to say “Ta-daaa,” when serving.

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Local puppy raisers take a ‘fancy’ to their new assignment By Dave Fisher The Citizen

Meet Fancy. Fancy is a seven-monthold black Labrador, but not your ordinary puppy. She is a puppy in training to become a guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person in the not-so-distant future. Perhaps, you’ve seen her, in uniform, on the sidewalks of Manzanita with her handlers Julie Resnick and Teresa Taylor, who at this stage in their lives have assumed the role of puppy raisers for the organization Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Shortly after the local part-time residents laid their 14-year-old Australian Shepherd to rest in January, they were introduced through a friend to the San Rafael-based organization. Though saddened with the loss of Seda, who was well known by a lot of locals, Resnick and Taylor were not ready to make another commitment to own and make a home for another dog, at least not yet. Guide Dogs for the Blind helped fill the void and, as Resnick puts it, “we got hooked on loving the organization.” “We love dogs and Manzanita is such a dog-friendly community,” said Resnick, who is also enamored with the community service aspect of helping to train a dog that will one day be a partner to a visually-impaired person. Five months into the program (they got Fancy in March), Resnick and Taylor are a third of the way in fulfilling their part of Fancy’s training. Interestingly, the puppy came to them already named so that the new puppy raisers would not be-

come even more attached to their protégé. Each litter of puppies, explained Resnick and Taylor, is identified by a letter of the alphabet and then individually identified using a name beginning with the same letter. There is only one Fancy, and that will continue to be the case throughout her career as a guide dog. Understanding that not everyone is well suited for the same job, the parent organization does not put added pressure on the dog or puppy raisers. At 12 to 15 months, Fancy, who attends a once-a-week puppy class along with her handlers and participates in field trips and outings with other puppies, will be ready for advanced training at the Boring campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind southeast of Portland. Resnick likens the three months of advanced training Fancy will receive as “going to college.” For the puppy trainers, their job, which has included basic obedience training, lessons in house manners and “lots and lots” of socialization, all within organizational guidelines, comes to an end. Any place a visually impaired person might take Fancy, she has already visited and become acquainted with the sounds and noises associated with them. If Fancy passes “college,” she is matched, following an extensive process, to a visually impaired person right for both parties, the dog and the individual, at no cost to that person. In addition, Guide Dogs for the Blind continue to follow up for the lifetime of the dog to ensure its good health and well being. For Resnick and Taylor, it

could be another bittersweet time, but they’ll be in good company having forged relationships with others in the same boat as members of the Beaverton-based pod of puppy raisers they are part of. The leader of the group, appropriately called “Sight Masters,” has raised 22 guide dogs herself and is well versed in these matters. “She’s going to pass, no problem,” says Taylor. “She’s got such a personality.” If worse comes to worse and Fancy isn’t cut out to be a guide dog or would not be of value to another service organization, Resnick and Taylor would have first option to become Fancy’s owners. However, these puppy raisers, as ambassadors of the organization which graduates guide dogs at the rate of six every two weeks at the Boring campus, do not see that happening. Overall, labs rank first among canine breeds with a 60 percent pass rate and 70 percent for those bred in San Rafael where Fancy came from. The real test comes with a dog’s ability to master intelligent disobedience, where, in order to keep its human partner out of harm’s way, it becomes the decision maker overriding its master’s command.

Just seven months old, this black Labrador named Fancy is in training to become a guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person. On occasion, you may see her around Manzanita with her trainers Julie Resnick and Teresa Taylor. Courtesy photo

In the meantime, if you see a black puppy on the end of the leash with a green vest and harness that reads ‘Guide Dog Puppy” on the sidewalks of Manzanita, be

advised it’s likely Fancy. She’s an inspiration to those who have seen her, says Resnick, and that’s just fine as the trio looks to build public awareness and get

more people involved with the guide dog organization. To learn more about Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit online.

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