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A site plan indicating proposed changes to the waterfront. The project will cost $12.6 million, according to city officials.

City rejected a second time for BUILD grant


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The City of St. Helens has been rejected for the 2019 BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) Transportation Discretionary Grants program, receiving notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday, Nov. 14 according to a press release from the city. The grant would have given the city $11.1 million in federal grant

funding to extend The Strand Street and South 1st Street south, link the two streets to complete a loop on the waterfront property and tie the street extensions into Tualatin Street and South 2nd Street with a pedestrian path. It also would have funded approximately 1,500 feet of boardwalk and trail across the Columbia River.


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Oregon Supreme Court denies petition for review Sets stage for rezone at Port Westward

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Port Westward, where the Port of Columbia County is attempting to rezone 837 acres from agricultural to industrial land.

Friends of Oregon on Nov. 14. “There is now only one remaining question—for the Port of Columbia County to demonstrate that the five allowed uses for the rezone property can be reasonably compatible with neighboring farms. The port is working to bring this information to the Columbia County Commission for consideration,” a press release from the port states. The petition rejected by the Oregon Supreme Court regarded the Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision, on May 22 of this year, which upheld the Land Use Board of Appeals’ (LUBA) original decision, made in December of 2018, to remand one part of the port’s application back to Columbia County for more information.


The Port of Columbia County’s long-sought 837-acre rezone from agricultural to industrial land at Port Westward in Clatskanie is now more likely to happen, after the Oregon Supreme Court denied a petition for review from Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000

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Busy weekend for local firefighters JULIE THOMPSON

Our local firefighters dealt with two incidents over the weekend on top of engaging in additional training at Grumpy’s Towing with firefighting students from five other states. The work The first incident took first responders out to Townsend Road in Rainier on Nov. 16, where a car had run into a power pole. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene, so no injuries were reported. Townsend Road was shut down for a period of time while Columbia River PUD worked to clean up and replace the pole. Columbia River Fire & Rescue (CRFR) public information officer, Jennifer Motherway, said the PUD was on scene for five or six hours completing their work. Additional details from law enforcement who worked the scene

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Firefighters responded to a duplex fire this weekend, among other incidents.



were not immediately available at press time. The second incident, a structure fire in the 500 block of N. 9th Street in St. Helens, occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. on the evening of Nov. 17. The first engine to arrive from the St. Helens Fire Station found a duplex home filled with smoke. “Once we broke out windows it allowed better visibility to locate the fire,” CRFR officials said via press release. “Firefighters located the fire in the kitchen and at that time, were able to knock down the flames.” One of the four occupants of the home was at the duplex at the time of the fire and escaped unharmed. Motherway said the neighbors in the other side of the duplex also evacuated during the situation but were able to return home that night. Thanks to the quick response of the firefighters, only one side of the duplex was damaged by the flames. “They didn’t feel like the smoke that got to their side was bad


enough that they needed to leave,” Motherway said. However, the side of the duplex that caught fire is completely uninhabitable due to the damage done by the fire. Motherway said there was total damage to the downstairs area, though she didn’t personally see the upstairs. Red Cross came out to assist the family and crews remained on scene for several hours managing hot spots. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental by CRFR’s fire investigation team, and Motherway said the fire started in the kitchen. Then, at about 6:37 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, firefighters were dispatched to Isabella Lane in St. Helens where a vehicle ran afoul of a chicken coop. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported from the occupants or the chickens. “The two chickens, while frightened by the damage to their home, were safe and we were able to get







Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Solutions elusive for Fox Creek flooding CHRISTINE MENGES

The City of Rainier and property owners along Fox Creek are still looking for solutions regarding ongoing flooding issues resulting from problems with the Fox Creek culvert system. The creek runs adjacent to Highway 30 and has often flooded homes and businesses in the area due to an undersized culvert. Greg Greer, owner of Rainier R-V Center, Inc. said his business has been flooded in the past, and it has been costly. “We’ve had up to 18 inches of water in the building, you can imagine what kind of cleanup comes from that,” Greer said. Rainier R-V Center has had floor problems as a result of flooding and the business has experienced time loss as a result of cleanup, according to Greer. At a meeting that took place on June 20 at Rainier City Hall, state, city and county representatives, as well as Rainier residents and business owners decided on a list of next steps towards repair of the Fox Creek culvert system. Specific steps for the City of Rainier were to have the city engineer prepare a scope of work to be reviewed by state and federal agencies, develop correspondence in conjunction with ODFW to private property owners and convene an additional meeting in September with city residents. “To date, the City of

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Fox Creek in 2016, under construction to ease flooding.

Rainier has not followed through on any of these agreements,” Rainier resident Terry Deaton wrote in a Nov. 8 email to The Chronicle. Rainier Mayor Jerry Cole said the city has taken a few steps so far, as both a scope of work and an additional public meeting are in the works. “We were hoping to get that [scope of work] done in September. It’s currently on the table, we’re working on it,” Cole said. There will also be an additional workshop in December for stakeholders, and Cole said the city is

hoping it will take place in the first week of the month. Cole also said fixing the problem is complicated. “The one thing you have to remember with Fox Creek is probably 90 percent of Fox Creek is on private property,” Cole said. The 500-foot culvert that carries the creek runs through a large portion of property owned by homes and businesses, and the portion the city owns is a small section on C Street as well as a sewer line at the end of the culvert. “Can we abate the C Street portion? Yeah. Can we come and fix the sewer

line portion? Yeah. But when you’re talking about private property, how does a public entity go in?” Cole said. “We’d want it to be part of the overall project, not just do one portion and not the rest. We want to be a partner in our own project.” For Fox Creek flooding solutions, Cole pointed to the Columbia Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), which assisted the city after a sinkhole opened in Rainier in 2015. Cole said the SWCD is the party with the expertise to fix the culvert system. Nathan Herr, Interim

District Manager for SWCD said the organization’s hands are tied when it comes to fixing the culvert system. “For the SWCD, 90 percent of our funds are grantfunded. If we don’t have money to work on a project, we can’t really work on a project,” Herr said. SWCD was able to partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in December of 2015, which was able to open Emergency Water Protection (EWP) funds for SWCD after severe flooding happened and helped identify projects that

needed to be fixed, Herr explained. Fox Creek was one of those projects. The project involved SWCD signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the City of Rainier, identifying short-term and long-term agreements, according to Herr. The short-term included focusing on the sinkhole, and the long-term agreement was to fill the sinkhole and replace any pipe that needs to be replaced in order to stop the sinkhole from happening. “That’s the only way the EWP funds work, we can’t make things better, we can only fix things in an emergency,” Herr said. While a long-term solution may be distant, for now, the city has focused on short-term solutions, like installing an alarm system that alerts residents and businesses if water gets to a certain level, Cole said. According to Cole, the alarm system cost about $3,000 to install, and was done after the June 20 meeting. Cole said the culvert was not placed by either the city or the state, but by a private property owner in the 1950s before permitting was required. Cole said finding solutions will require partnering with multiple entities. “We don’t own that waterway. We see it as a partnership. We want to work with the conservation district, maybe FEMA, property owners, we don’t know. That’s why we’re calling people to the table,” Cole said.

Rail study coming to Columbia County Absolent joins OMIC R&D as 28th member CHRISTINE MENGES

A Rail Safety and Mobility Study is coming to Columbia County, which will support future grant applications as well as serve as a guide for future work on the rail system, according to port documents. The study consultant, WSP USA, Inc. was selected at the port commission meeting Nov. 13. The port had previously issued a request for proposals for the study and had received three proposals by the end of September. A scope of work for the project had been finalized by Aug. 28 of this year, port documents indicate. The scope of work outlines seven major tasks WSP must perform for the study. The first task includes evaluating existing conditions and defining problems of the crossings between railway and roadway, for both present conditions and conditions over a 20-year planning horizon. Other tasks include engaging with  Cedar Chips the community in creating a vision for safety improve Garden ment, as well asMulch creating an action that outlines  Fir plan & Hemlock Cedar Chips steps necessary to implement improvement Bark Dust Garden Mulchprojects. The project has an over FirTrailmix & of Hemlock all budget $100,000, with $54,000 already commitBark Dust Soilproject Blends ted to the by both  Trailmix private and public entities, • Fir Shavings Scott Jensen, Planner for

the port explained at the commission meeting. Project partners include cities such as Clatskanie, Scappoose, St. Helens and Columbia City, as well as Columbia County, and private businesses. According to Jensen, the study will be divided into two phases, with Phase 1 being dedicated to collecting data on existing conditions, and Phase 2 devoted to developing and analyzing alternatives, which will be written as recommendations in a report. “We did that so we can qualify for a grant, because the grant won’t let you commit funds until it’s been awarded,” Jensen said. Phase 1 has been contracted for the time being, and Phase 2 has been included as an option to be exercised once the remaining funding has been committed, the resolution states. The budget for Phase 1 will be $50,000. A county-wide rail study has been done in the past, which was completed in 2009, and headed by Columbia and Clatsop Counties, Jensen told The Chronicle in September. Doug Hayes, Executive Director for the port, said this study will be more comprehensive than the last one. “It’ll really be a deep dive into both the rail and the highway system,” Hayes


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quality and protection. Our goal is to provide safe and clean air quality to OMIC R&D employees and visitors, an important component of any growing enterprise. It is our goal to educate and expose the next generation workforce to safe and clean manufacturing. We look forward to gaining more exposure within the diverse industries across the Pacific Northwest and working with new partners and customers to help improve industrial environments.” Absolent joins twentyseven other OMIC R&D industry and university members in this unique collaboration: ATI; Blount; Boeing; Caron Engineering; CG Tech; Daimler Trucks North America; HAIMER; Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc.; IMCO; IMS Software International; Kennametal; Mitsubishi Materials Corporation; Oregon Institute of Technology; Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Oregon State University; OSG USA, Inc; Portland General Electric; Portland State University; Sandvik Coromant; Schaeffer’s; Seco Tools; Silver Eagle Manufacturing; Sugino; Vigor; Walter Tools; WFL Millturn Technologies; and ZOLLER Inc.


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Cooper Montgomery named Elks Teen of the Month

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A map showing the parcel in question. The port recently bid for the parcel in the hopes of attaining wetland mitigation for future properties in its contested potential rezone area.

Cooper Montgomery.

St. Helens High School recently announced that Cooper Montgomery was selected as the Elks Teen of the Month for October. Officials said Montgomery is a wonderful young man who is full of energy and enthusiasm about life, school and everything else. “I am very honored to receive this title. I appreciate the recognition and I will use this award to push myself to achieve even more,” Montgomery said. One of his teachers, Chelsa Anderson, wrote that, “Cooper is dedicated to his studies, compassionate with his peers, outgoing and welcoming to all, and has an imaginative mind when it comes to creative writing.” Montgomery has been involved in Cross Country and Track during his time at the high school. As an athlete, he won awards for being

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athlete of the month and a scholar athlete. As for community service, Montgomery has worked on serving community meals, participated in the Youth Council and was selected as the Rotary Teen of the month. Officials said he certainly has found a way to balance being a great student with also finding time to participate in sports and serve his community. Montgomery plans on attending college to major in Chemistry with a focus on pre-med or forensics. According to Montgomery, his best quality is that he gives his best effort in everything he does. “The efforts of my actions are what make me the person that I am,” he said. Montgomery enjoys running and exploring the internet and is always interested in learning something new.

Port bids on property for wetland mitigation CHRISTINE MENGES

The Port of Columbia County is taking steps toward wetland mitigation, in the hopes that their 837acre rezone in the works from agricultural to industrial comes to pass. This past week, the port bid for a 194-acre parcel to be used as wetland banking, according to Doug Hayes, Executive Director for the port. Located next to Clatskanie, the parcel is bordered by the Clatskanie River to the west, Beaver Slough to the north, and Stimson Lumber Mill to the south. The parcel is one of 12 other parcels that were up for bid from Greenwood Resources Capital Management, according to a brochure on Realty Marketing/ Northwest’s website. The 12 parcels, compris-

ing 3,000 acres in total, are part of what was once a 31,000-acre poplar farm in Oregon and Washington, the same brochure states. Jon Rosenfeld, president and broker with Realty Marketing/Northwest said that Greenwood Resources had managed the investment fund for a while, and the fund was at the end of its investment time. “The market for hardwood chips isn’t what it used to be. So its use today isn’t for a poplar farm, but for agriculture, as well as water use. We were hired to offer the entire portfolio, and we offered it in 12 individual parcels, because we thought we’d have more interest in parts than as a whole,” Rosenfeld said. The bids were due Nov. 13. According to Scott Jensen, Planner for the port, the port will hear whether or not their bid was suc-

cessful by Nov. 20. The land will be used as mitigation for industries that will potentially be located in the land the port is attempting to rezone from agricultural to industrial. “The property at Port Westward including the future rezoned property contains large quantities of potential wetlands where any impacts must be mitigated for development” a port staff report states. The same staff report then describes the effort as wetland banking, something the report describes as something that can be more efficiently managed than many other smaller mitigation efforts. There are no wetland mitigation banks in Columbia County, according to the staff report. Doug Hayes, Executive Director for the port, said port staff had known

for several months that Greenwood Resources was looking to sell property. However, Hayes said they did not find out about their decision to do an auction instead until about two weeks ago. When they received that decision, Hayes said port staff began doing their due diligence on the different parcels to find out what would be best for a mitigation bank. Hayes said the port hired a consultant to test the soil on the property, finding out on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the day before bids were due, that the parcel would be suitable for mitigation. Port staff said they cannot release the amount of the bid until results of the auction have been finalized. Whether the port successfully attains the property or not could impact the outcome of the port’s rezone efforts.

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28 firefighting students from five states (and Canada) participated in a class at Grumpy’s Towing in Scappoose.

Firefighters responded to a car vs. pole scene on Nov. 16.

FIREFIGHTERS From Page A1 them moved to a temporary home for the night,” CRFR said via Facebook, complete with a rooster emoji. The training Before firefighters dealt with the duplex fire on Sunday evening, they spent the morning taking a car fire investigation class at Grumpy’s Towing in Scappoose, hosted by the Scappoose Fire District. Division Chief Jeff Pricher said that since the beginning of the Intergovernmental Agency Agreement between Scappoose Fire District and CRFR, the fire marshal’s office has been focused on increasing the professionalism and accreditation standards for the various programs they’re involved with – one being fire investigation. Additionally, one of the specialties inside of fire investigation is motor vehicle fires.

“They’re very challenging from an investigative perspective because they don’t burn like houses do or the forest does,” Pricher said. “Without having a good understanding of the fire dynamics and fire behavior in these vehicles, we don’t really do our public a good service in trying to understand what went wrong or what happened.” Pricher pointed to product recalls on a national level as an example. If our local firefighters are unable to properly investigate a vehicle fire, they may not realize what started the fire could have been a component of the engine or some other obvious malfunction. “Then the insurance companies don’t get involved and take it to the manufacturers and say, ‘you’ve got a problem with this vehicle,’” Pricher said. Pricher said several people in the county fire investigation team expressed interest in the class, and it was determined such a training had not happened locally in 10 or 15 years. Pricher

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asked the National Association of Arson Investigators if our local fire agencies hosted the class, would they come out and teach it? “They said absolutely,” Pricher said. “Then we talked to Grumpy’s Towing and they offered their facility. We really couldn’t have done it without Grumpy’s. We talked to them six months ago and they’ve been helping us acquire cars. They gave us all the cars to put the class on.” Firefighting students had a variety of cars to train on that day, including vans, hatchbacks, SUVs, and a motor home, which Pricher said was unique to have a chance to practice on even though they do see those kinds of fires “once in a while.” In total, fire was set to ten vehicles while 28 students from Oregon, Alaska, Canada, Washington, California, and Louisiana participated. Pricher said the three-day class finishes with a test and students have to receive an 80 percent score or better to pass.


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Governors Brown and Inslee begin joint project to replace I-5 bridge Governors Kate Brown and Jay Inslee of Oregon and Washington signed a memorandum of intent to formally kick off joint efforts between the states to replace the Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Columbia River. “Governor Inslee and I come together today from both sides of the river with a common goal: to

build a resilient bridge that will serve our states for many years to come,” said Governor Brown. “Both Oregon and Washington are currently experiencing unprecedented population, cultural, and economic growth. This joint effort to replace the interstate bridge is critical to the safety and economies of both Oregon and Washington, and an

important step forward as we invest in the growth of our region.” “This is a new day. We need to replace the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River to benefit both Washingtonians and Oregonians. Our states are separated by a magnificent river but our values are consistent on both sides of the river,” Governor Inslee said. “We

are starting this process anew, moving forward with resources for a project office and a transparent, datadriven process that listens to the community’s needs.” The current bridge poses significant seismic risks and also is a source of major congestion in the surrounding regions. The two states have dedicated $44 million dollars to reopen

an office for the I-5 bridge project. The Governors were joined at the signing event by local lawmakers and elected officials from both Washington and Oregon, and reiterated their commitment to working to incorporate community feedback in advancing a bi-state effort that moves this critical project forward.

Governors Brown and Inslee signed a memorandum of intent outlining expectations for the project office, which will begin with re-evaluating previous studies of a replacement, developing a finance plan, and planning for highcapacity transit. The project office’s first progress report is due December 1 of this year.


ministrator said that while the pool of applicants was smaller this year, only one project from Oregon was granted funds. There were 55 projects from across the country awarded funding this year, according to the city’s press release. The city applied for the grant in July of this year. This is the second time the city has been rejected for the BUILD grant, having submitted a similar ap-

plication and being rejected in December of 2018. In 2018, there were 851 applications total, with only 11 percent being successful, the press release states. Last year, the city’s application finished in the top 12 percent of applications, Walsh said. City staff will attend a debrief with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in January of 2020 to receive feedback on this

year’s application. “We had an excellent application. I don’t think it’s for lack of quality,” Walsh said about the 2019 BUILD application. “I think it’s just that there’s so many projects. If this was 20 years ago, this project would be funded easily.” Walsh also said the federal grant money is not the sole funding opportunity the city is exploring. Grants on the state level, as well

as from the Urban Renewal Agency, which would ideally be used as matching funds for grants, are also options, Walsh explained. The failure to acquire funding does not mean the project will not happen, according to city officials. A press release from the city states that the City of St. Helens remains committed to the St. Helens Waterfront Redevelopment Project and will continue

to work to increase public access to a portion of the Columbia River, formerly owned by private industrial sites Boise White Paper, LLC and Veneer Mill. Walsh echoed similar sentiments. “It’s one of our highest priorities and we’re doing everything we can to ty to make it happen. We’re not going to compromise, we’re going to try and get it right,” Walsh said.

From Page A1 The total project cost would be $12.6 million, city officials have stated. City officials have said the project would be key to the Waterfront Redevelopment Project. John Walsh, City Ad-

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CRPUD collecting items for SAFE of Columbia County

Crossword Puzzle

Columbia River PUD collected 373 items with its first Warming Tree last year.


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1. Cookbook direction 2. Make way? 3. In the thick of 4. What Old Faithful does 5. Indian spice mix 6. Movie roll 7. Hockey legend Bobby 8. Plural of carpus 9. Carol on Christmas Eve 10. Pakistani language 11. Evening purse 12. *”That Was ____, This Is

Now” 15. Plural of genus 20. Popular disinfectant 22. Second-largest bird in world 24. Error in a card game 25. Babel or Stern 26. *____ Beaumont in “Savvy” 27. Was furious 29. Rugged rock 31. Priests’ robes 32. Located near crannies? 33. Yeah or aye 34. *Plain and tall one 36. *”The Witch of Blackbird ____” 38. *”The Series of Unfortunate Events” villain 42. Fielding mistake 45. Type of semiconductor, pl. 49. *”But I heard him exclaim, ___ he drove out of sight” 51. Bay windows 54. Knight’s shiny garb 56. “Bravo! Bravo!” 57. *Mother Goose’s “Dame ____ and Her Cat” 58. Part of hemoglobin 59. Iris holder 60. *Miss Clavel and such 61. Benign lump 62. Spiral-horned antelope 63. Biblical paradise 64. Backpacker’s shelter 67. *Ivan of “The One and Only Ivan”

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This holiday season, Columbia River PUD (CRPUD) will once again collect warm hats, gloves, scarves, and blankets to donate to members of the community. “It was such a great success last year. We are hoping to collect even more items this year,” said CRPUD Customer Accounts and Billing Supervisor Kristen Dean. The CRPUD had its first

Local Boy Scout Troop 106 along with its Charter Organization “American Legion Post #42” are once again providing full Christmas Hot Meals with toys for youth 12 years of age and younger. This will become their 33rd year serving Columbia County. The estimated number of Hot Meals to be delivered this year is 800. The boys and girls are asking the people of Columbia County to lend a hand as there is a need for 50 turkeys and 24 full bone-in hams. Officials said a donation of

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Just in time for winter, real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are gearing up for Windermere Real Estate’s annual Share the Warmth campaign. Now through Dec. 18, Windermere brokers in St. Helens will be collecting warm clothing and other items to benefit the Community Action Team. The nonprofit is specifically asking for blankets, hats, coats, and mittens for children and adults in all sizes. Those who want to help can stop by participating Windermere offices to drop off donations. The Windermere office in St. Helens is located at 519 S Columbia River Hwy.

November 21 • Columbia County Mental Health Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Moose Lodge, 57317 Old Portland Rd., Warren OR 97053.

Local drop-off locations can be found at: St. Helens: 519 S. Columbia River Hwy, 503-397-2131 Drop-off hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donation drive dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 18 Collecting: Blankets, hats, coats and mittens Sizes: All sizes for adults and children

Scappoose: 51913 Columbia River Hwy, 503-543-6343 Drop-off hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donation drive dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 18 Collecting: Blankets, hats, coats, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves Sizes: All sizes for adults and children Collecting for Community Action Team For a complete list of drop-off sites, visit: http:// “Share the Warmth is a prime example of how Windermere Real Estate brokers step up to help those in need in our local neighborhoods,” said Scott Mitchelson, president of Windermere Services Company in Oregon and SW Washington. “Every year, I’m amazed by the generosity of our neighbors and am grateful that we operate in communities that take care of each other in times of need.”

November 23 • Holiday Food and Gift Bazaar from 9 am- 4 pm. at St. Helens Community Bible Church, 35031 Millard Rd., St. Helens. Bake sale and gifts. Lunch and snacks available. All proceeds from table fees will go to food boxes for local families in need. December 7 • Holiday Bazaar from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Avamere, 2400 Gable Rd, St Helens. FREE Pastries and Coffee, FREE gift to the first 50 people through the door. Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser for the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

• 37th Annual Merchants’ Toy N Joy Auction at Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Silent auction from 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at crfr. com/merchants-toy-n-joy-andholiday-hope.html as well as Columbia River Fire & Rescue admin office, 270 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens. All proceeds benefit the Toy N Joy & Holiday Hope Programs. • St. Helens Moose Lodge Annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 57317 Old Portland Rd., Warren, Oregon. Moose Cafe opens at 11 a.m. for lunch. Shop over 30 tables. December 7 & 8 • Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa’s North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4

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either item is wonderful and can be dropped off at the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. If the person donating would be interested in cooking a turkey or ham, the scouts said that would be wonderful and they would then need the item on December 24, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. There is also a need for toys for toddlers to youth of 12 years of age. The scouts do have many donors of monetary funds from many civic organizations within the county; however, any extra funds

will be used to serve the citizens of Columbia county in other ways, like wheel chair ramps, walkers, and access to public buildings or trails within parks. “We would like to thank all the businesses within Columbia County that have helped this program grow over these three decades from one family to over 60 families,” liaison Bill Reese said. “We take our hats off to all those that have spent their time helping physically, monetarily, food, or containers to use for delivery.”

p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa’s Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be “workshop-made” gifts and trinkets for sale in the Head-Elf’s Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

will benefit our Community Hall. You can purchase tickets at City Hall in Columbia City,, www. or call (503) 397-4010.

December 9 • Holiday Concert featuring Michael Allen Harrison at 6 p.m. at the Columbia City Community Hall, 1850 Second Street, Columbia City. Tickets are $20 per person. Food and drinks sold separately during the event. All event proceeds

December 14 & 15 • Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa’s North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa’s Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be “workshop-made” gifts and trinkets for sale in the HeadElf’s Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

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community stay warm and cozy this winter. Anyone who wants to help out is invited to drop off items,” Dean said. All items will be donated to SAFE of Columbia County. CRPUD asks that donations be turned in by December 18 so it is able to deliver them in time for Christmas. Items may be new, handmade, or gently used items.

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Warming Tree in 2018, and collected 373 items for the local Kiwanis Club to distribute in the community. CRPUD is currently accepting donations for this year’s Warming Tree. CRPUD employees, Board Members, and customers are invited to donate items. “We are excited for the chance to play a small part in helping our neighbors in the

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Obituaries Homer Arnold Stewart Feb. 17, 1931 ~ Nov. 13, 2019

Homer Arnold Stewart, lifelong resident of Columbia County, passed away in his home due to natural causes on Nov. 13, 2019. He was 88 years old. Homer graduated from St. Helens Senior High School, where he played basketball. After graduation he worked at Boise Cascade paper mill as a Millwright and Grinder Man. Homer was an avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trap shooting. He remained social and active throughout his life; he was a friend to all he knew, young and old alike. Fiercely independent his entire life, Homer and his green E-Wheels medical scooter were part of the St. Helens landscape. Homer is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Edith (Nielsen) Stewart;

stepfather Ralph Seeberger; wife Patricia (Merrill); longtime partner Marlea Leffler; and his brother Douglas Stewart. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Stewart; son Daniel Stewart; daughter-inlaw Debra; daughter Connie Bellwood; son-in-law Keith; granddaughter Jennifer Read;

grandson-in-law Brent; greatgrandchildren Chris, Alex and Aaron; and sister-in-law Frances Stewart. “Goodbye for now…” were his favored words when he would sign off from a phone conversation with his family members. Perhaps those words are fitting now as well. Because of the place companion animals held in Homer’s heart and life, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Columbia Humane Society. The gift honors both Homer and his rescue dog Sammy, who Homer adopted from Columbia Humane Society. Sammy was a huge part of Homer’s life. Homer’s celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2019 at the St. Helens Elks Lodge.

Todd Mitchell Smith

Sept. 13, 1961 ~ Nov. 5, 2019 Todd Mitchell Smith of St. Helens, Oregon passed away peacefully in his home on Nov. 5, 2019. Todd was born in Astoria, Oregon on Sept. 13, 1961 to Carol and Jack Smith. He graduated high school in Clatskanie, Oregon and went on to attend Mt. Hood Community College where he met his wife, Karen. Todd graduated with his master’s degree in PE and Health education from Portland State. Todd and Karen married in 1984 in Clackamas. They had two children together, Casey (1988) and Kalena (1992). Todd coached and taught briefly at Dayton High School. He moved in 1995 to St. Helens to become a

teacher and coach at the St. Helens High School. He was the head basketball coach and assistant football coach for 20 plus years. Todd had a passion for coaching and sports. He enjoyed his crossword

puzzles, Dan Patrick Talk radio, his animals, gardening and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Todd is survived by his mother Carol Smith; brother Kelly (Lisa) Smith; sister Laura (Wilbert) Fleming; wife Karen Smith; son Casey; daughter Kalena; and grandchildren Lila Smith and Atwood Erickson. A celebration of life will be held in Todd’s honor at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at the St. Helens High School Auditorium, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the St. Helens Boosters. Please sign our online guestbook at www.

Donald W. Hill

Dec. 31, 1941 ~ Oct. 16, 2019 Donald W. Hill passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2019 at the age of 77. He loved to tell stories about when he was in the Navy. He loved his trucks

when he was in the trucking business and he also loved to go fishing. Donald was a loving and caring man. He is survived by his

two kids Robert and April; and four step-children DeLeana, Brenda, David and Jeff. Services are unknown at this point in time.

Steven Edmond Evans Dec. 5, 1948 ~ Nov. 13, 2019

Steven Edmond Evans, of St. Helens, passed away from a cardiac event on Nov. 13, 2019 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 70. He was born in St. Helens Oregon on Dec. 5, 1948. Steven graduated from St. Helens High School in 1967. He worked at Gainer’s Grocery, Thriftway, Reichold Chemical and Chevron. He served in the Navy on the U.S.S. St. Paul. He loved God, family, fishing, camping, cribbage and reading. He was actively involved and a longtime member of Warren Community Fellowship and the men’s bible study.

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of St. Helens, submitted the original rezoning application to the Columbia County Board of Commissioners for 837 acres of agriculturalzoned land to Resource Industrial Planned Development (RIPD) use. In 2014, the commissioners approved the port’s application. Shortly after, Columbia Riverkeeper and Clatskanie farmer Mike Seely appealed the decision to LUBA, which then reviewed the plans and remanded them to the county. LUBA required more detailed information from the port and Columbia County about compatibility with nearby agricultural land in order to go forward with the rezone, and also stated the county needed to provide further analysis on potential environmental impacts. In 2017, the county approved a revised application, against which Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends filed an additional appeal. In the revised application, the port, at the direction of LUBA, limited the rezoned land to five uses, all significantly dependent on the dock.

He is survived by his wife Sally Evans; children Shannon Craft (Ralph), Sean Evans (Shauna), Shane Evans, Stacy Evans, Sierra LUBA again remanded the application to the county in December of 2018, this time siding with Riverkeeper on just one of nine arguments against the rezone. That argument was for more information demonstrating the five allowed uses can be compatible with neighboring farms. In January of 2019, Riverkeeper appealed LUBA’s decision to the Oregon Court of Appeals, objecting to two points where LUBA sided with the county. At the same time, the port re-submitted the one remanded argument. The Court of Appeals upheld LUBA’s original decision, against which Riverkeeper then filed a petition for Judicial Review at the Oregon Supreme Court. Riverkeeper and Port reactions Dan Serres, Conservation Director for Columbia Riverkeeper said he believes the environmental group was successful in one aspect. “We were successful in showing that the county and the port hadn’t demonstrated that rezoning that land would be compatible with farming habitat, and we’re

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Angeloff (Jesse), Steffi Jo McKnight (Jerod), Seth Evans, and Sam Evans; 16 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and his sisters Sharon King and Sue Downing. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Hazel Evans. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Warren Community Fellowship or Columbia County Christian School at 56523 Columbia River Hwy., Warren, OR 97053. A memorial service was held at Warren Community Fellowship on Mon., Nov. 18th at 10:30 a.m. going to continue to make that case,” Serres said. Serres said Riverkeeper is trying to protect high-value farmland and salmon habitat at Port Westward. In a statement released Friday, Nov. 15, Doug Hayes, Executive Director for the port said the port was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision. “This effectively brings the sole question of compatibility front and center and provides the port an opportunity to show that the balance between well-paying and responsible industry and historical agricultural opportunities can exist together as good neighbors,” Hayes said. The port will have to submit another application to the county before rezoning can take place.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Port Commissioner Ward signs pledge, commits to not accepting fossil fuel funds CHRISTINE MENGES

Port of Columbia County Commissioner Nancy Ward is making strides, not only as a new commissioner on the port, but also as the first Columbia County politician to sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. The pledge, which Ward signed at a Vernonia event in October, is from the youth-led Sunrise Movement, a grassroots organization to stop climate change, according to its website. The pledge involves politicians promising to reject contributions from fossil fuel executives, lobbyists and their front groups, according to a statement on the group’s website. Ward was introduced to the Sunrise Movement and its pledge by Michael Calhoun, a Vernonia resident who is currently studying for a post-baccalaureate degree in environmental studies at the University of Oregon. Calhoun is a volunteer with the organization. “[Calhoun] sent the info, I read it over, I thought, ‘well, absolutely, this is everything I believe, why wouldn’t I sign it?’ So this was a really easy decision to make,” Ward said. The pledge means that if any fossil fuel industry in Columbia County were to offer Ward money for a campaign, Ward would decline them. “What I’m saying is, this is not where our future lies,” Ward said. “To my understanding, the fossil fuel industry is trying very hard to stay alive, and the way they stay alive is they support people who will in turn support them. I would rather support an industry that is moving away from fossil fuels and moving toward things that are more sustainable.” Ward said she does not think rejecting money from fossil fuel interests will be dif-

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Nancy Ward signing the pledge in October of this year.

ficult to do, as she was able to run a successful campaign for Port commissioner on limited funds. “Money is not what I use in getting my message out. That will continue whether I choose to run again or not. If I can’t win by spending my own money, I’m not going to try to win by taking other people’s money, especially people I don’t know,” Ward said. The pledge for Ward is tied to other issues she sees in both the environment and in politics, she said. One of those issues is what she described as excessive funds for politicians. “At our level, it’s a very small amount, but you get into county, state, federal, we all know that politics gets polluted by money,” Ward said. Ward also said she tries to help the environment by doing things such as buying locallygrown produce rather than produce that has been shipped from long distances. “It’s making these conscious choices and I’m making them for myself, and I’m not imposing my ideas on anyone else. But I hope that enough of us make these types of informed choices,” Ward said.

While Ward would like to see other politicians sign the pledge, she said she is not trying to convince anyone to follow her lead. However, she said she would like other politicians to put thought into whom they accept donations from, especially because candidates’ campaign donations are public knowledge. “People can go and look at every contribution you get that’s over $100, and people will start judging you on every person you take money from, and I think that’s wonderful,” Ward said. “It’s about whose name do people think that I’m associated with? It’s all about conscious choices.” So far, 37 politicians have signed the pledge in Oregon, including U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, according to the petition on the organization’s website. As of press time, the petition has more than 1,800 total signatures. “Some people get confrontational when you point out they’re taking money [from fossil fuel agencies], but we need more than speeches,” Calhoun said. “That’s the viewpoint of what the pledge is. It’s challenging to speak truth to power, but we’re starting.”

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Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church 1911 Columbia Blvd., 503-312-1072 Pastor Burkhardt Calvary Lutheran Church 58251 Division Rd., St. Helens 503-397-1739 Pastor: Mark Dennis Columbia River Foursquare Church 555 Commons Drive, St. Helens 503-397-0069 Senior Pastor Mike Cooke Christ Episcopal Church 35350 E. Division Rd., St. Helens 503-397-1033 Rev. Jaime Sanders Columbia Christian Center 235 S 15th St., 503-366-8028 Pastor Terry Luttrell St. Helens Community Bible Church 35031 Millard Rd., St. Helens Pastor Max Snook Christian Church 185 S. 12th St., St. Helens 503-397-2151 Pastor Justin Bruner First Lutheran Church 360 Wyeth St., 503-397-0090 Interim Pastor Randy Sinn First United Methodist Church 560 Columbia Blvd., 503-397-0061 Pastor Jared Maddox Plymouth Presbyterian Church 2615 Sykes Rd., 503-397-0062 Pastor David Hutchinson St. Frederic Catholic Church 175 S. 13th St., 503-397-0148 Father Nicolaus Marandu The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2755 Sykes Road, St. Helens St. Helens 1st Ward Bishop Kent Dery 971-225-8727 St. Helens 2nd Ward Bishop Paul Erickson 971-8134000 Scappoose Ward Bishop Lorin Fielding 503-987-2179 Sunset Park Community Church 174 Sunset Blvd, St Helens Pastor Aaron Hiller

St. Helens Church of Christ 295 S. 18th St., St. Helens Pastor Ivan Bissell 503-366-0967


Grace Lutheran Church 51737 Columbia River Hwy., Scappoose 503-543-6555 Joshua Wiley Scappoose Foursquare Church 33404 SW JP West, Scappoose 503-543-5069 Pastor Daniel Schmoll St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church 51555 SW Old Port Rd., Scappoose 503-543-2110 Chuck Wood


Bethany Lutheran Church 34721 Church Rd., Warren 503-397-2050 Pastor Ingrid Alderhold Grace Baptist Church 58690 Ross Rd., Warren 503-397-0405 Pastor Dean Christensen Warren Baptist Church 56799 Columbia River Highway, 503-397-1005 Pastor Randy Thomas Warren Community Fellowship 56523 Columbia River Highway, 503-397-4387 Pastor Cary Wacker


Cornerstone Baptist Church 70024 Goble Rd. 360-562-6201 Pastor Fred Mathews


Alston’s Corner Assembly of God 25272 Alston Rd. 503-556-1961 Pastor Steve Berry Nativity Of The Blessed Virgin 204 C St., E Rainier 503-556-5641 Rainier Assembly of God 74950 Rock Crest St., 503-556-8211 Pastor Jeff McCraken Rainier Community Church of God 321 W C St., Rainier, 503-556-5661 Rainier United Methodist Church

Corner of 1st & ‘C’ St., 503-556-3440 Pastor Michele Holloway Riverside Community Church 305 West C Street, Rainier 503-556-1216; Pastor Paul Rice Columbia Bible Church 407 East Second St, Rainier, OR 97016 Heritage Bible Church Rainier Senior Center, 48 W 7th St., Rainier, Oregon 97048


Nehalem Valley Bible Church 500 North St., 503-429-5378 Pastor Gary Taylor Vernonia Christian Church 410 North St., 503-429-6522 Pastor Sam Hough St. Mary’s Catholic Church 960 Missouri Ave., 503-429-8841 Father Dale Waddil, Father Luan Tran


Clatskanie Baptist Church 415 South Nehalem St., 503-728-2304 Senior Pastor Kirk Bennett Clatskanie Presbyterian Church 215 South Nehalem Street Clatskanie, OR 97016 Phone: 503-728-2300 Clatskanie Presbyterian Church is a community of Christian faith that expresses a relationship with God, and the Holy Spirit for everyone individually and collectively. Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 Pastor: Erik Huget New Testament reading: Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 23:33-43 Sermon title: “The In Between” Adult Bible Study in Fireside room at 9:15 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church 1010 N.E. Fifth Street, 503-728-4604 Pastor Alyssa C Augustson Mayger-Downing Community Church 80071 Life Lane, 503-728-2305 Pastor John Thomas St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 100 SW High Street 503-556-5641

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Your Voice Sharyl Attkisson This Week With George Stephanopoulos (N) Jack Hanna Ocean Treks The NFL Today (N) (Live) Hope in the Wild (N) Best Friends Furever Paid Program Paid Program Moonshiners “Back to the Woods” Tim can’t resist the backwoods’ call. Barnwood Builders Road to the Presidents Cup LPGA Tour Golf CME Group Tour Championship, Final Round. (N) (Live) Rick Steves’ Europe Travels to the Edge NOVA “The Violence Paradox” Exploring violence and peace. FOX NFL Sunday (N) (Live) NFL Football Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles. (N) (Live) College Basketball Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Final: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Big City Greens Bunk’d Pup Academy Pup Academy “How to Build a Better Boy” (2014) FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace (N) Paid Program Think Big Real Life 101 (N) Awesome Adventure Bob’s Burgers Friends Friends ›› “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002) Reese Witherspoon.

Southern Living People Now The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons (N) Bless the Harts (N) Bob’s Burgers (N) Family Guy (N) (5:30) College Basketball Charleston Classic, Final: Teams TBA. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt (N) Raven’s Home Jessie Gabby Duran Gabby Duran “Descendants 3” (2019, Children’s) Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson. The Carbonaro Effect Family Feud The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory 8 O’Clock News (N) 9 O’Clock News (N) (5:00) ››› “Shrek 2” (2004) (DVS) ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. (DVS) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory



KATU News at 6 (N) (Live) America’s Funniest Home Videos (N) KOIN 6 News CBS Weekend News 60 Minutes (N) Alaska: The Last Frontier “Otto’s Surprise” Alaska: The Last Frontier Exposed (N) (5:15) NFL Football Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers. (N) (Live) Oregon Art Beat Oregon Field Guide America’s Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary


Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) The Goldbergs (N) Schooled (N) Extra (N) Ent. Tonight Survivor “Two for the Price of One” (N) Expedition Unknown Expedition Unknown Tonight With Cassidy Inside Edition (N) Chicago Med “I Can’t Imagine the Future” PBS NewsHour (N) Nature Adventures of eight species of bears. Family Feud (N) Family Feud (N) The Masked Singer (N) (DVS) NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers. (N) (Live) Sydney to the Max Bunk’d Raven’s Home Just Roll With It The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory 8 O’Clock News (N) Bob’s Burgers Bob’s Burgers The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory


Hearts of Heroes (EI) oh baby! “Look, Ma!” Rock the Park (N) oh baby! “Look, Ma!” Paid Program World of X Games World of X Games ABC World News Game Time Sharyl Attkisson No More Dentures Be Your Best NFL Football Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans. (N) (Live) Raw Travel Face the Nation (N) Barnwood Builders Barnwood Builders Barnwood Builders “Foldable Cabin” Barnwood Builders “Pieces of the Past” Barnwood Builders LPGA Golf Figure Skating ISU Grand Prix - NHK Trophy. (N) (Live) Paid Program Paid Program Football Night in America (N) (Live) Great Performances “Much Ado About Nothing” Shakespeare’s romantic classic. On Story Focus on Europe GZERO World To the Contrary Washington Week (10:00) NFL Football Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles. (N) (:25) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots. (N) (Live) The OT (N) Women’s College Basketball Connecticut at Ohio State. (N) (Live) College Basketball Myrtle Beach Invitational, Final: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) How to Build Gabby Duran (:10) Raven’s Home (:35) Just Roll With It Coop & Cami Bunk’d Sydney to the Max Sydney to the Max Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Animal Science Paid Program ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003, Science Fiction) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Freedom fighters revolt against machines. Major Crimes “Sanctuary City: Part 5” Sweet Home (:45) ››› “Cinderella” (2015) Cate Blanchett. A young woman tries not to lose hope in the face of cruelty. ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007, Children’s) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. (DVS)



(4:30) College Football Oregon at Arizona State. (N) (Live) Special-News Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Income for your life 20/20 KOIN 6 News at 6 (N) CBS Weekend News Entertainment Tonight (N) The Neighborhood Bob Hearts Abishola NCIS: New Orleans “Risk Assessment” 48 Hours (N) Alaskan Bush People “Head Above Water” Alaskan Bush People “Call to Duty” Alaskan Bush People “Bird and the Bees” Alaskan Bush People “The Big Build” The Wolf Pack braces for a wildfire. (N) NBC Nightly News A New Leaf (N) Vets Saving Pets (N) The Champion Within KGW Carpool (:29) Saturday Night Live Will Ferrell; King Princess performs. (N) (:02) Saturday Night Live (N) Confucius Was a Foodie “Shandong” Travels to the Edge Rick Steves’ Europe A Place to Call Home Frankie Drake Mysteries Line of Separation (Part 2 of 2) (5:00) College Football TCU at Oklahoma. From Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Graham Bensinger The Best of Greatest Sports Legends 10 O’Clock News (N) (4:00) College Football Arkansas at LSU. (N) College Football Washington at Colorado. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (5:50) Jessie (:20) ›› “16 Wishes” (2010, Children’s) Debby Ryan. Big City Greens Big City Greens Big City Greens Big City Greens Bunk’d Coop & Cami The Carbonaro Effect People Now The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory 8 O’Clock News (N) 9 O’Clock News (N) The Listener The death of a CSIS agent. (4:30) ››› “Beauty and the Beast” Dr. Seuss’ Grinch The Elf on the Shelf Dr. Seuss’ Grinch The Elf on the Shelf The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory



Coll. Football College Football UCLA at USC. (N) (Live) Coll. Football Coll. Football College Football Oregon at Arizona State. (N) (Live) College Football College Football Texas A&M at Georgia. (N) (Live) Extra (N) KOIN 6 News at 5 (N) KOIN 6 News at 5:30 Unearthed Why the statues were built. Unearthed A lost city is buried in the Sahara. Unearthed “Vesuvius’s Secret Victim” Unearthed Possible existence of a lost city. Alaskan Bush People “Back to the Bush” Alaskan Bush People “Breaking Ground” (11:30) College Football Boston College at Notre Dame. (N) (Live) Be Your Best Transform Grant’s Getaways Straight Talk The Voice The Top 11 artists are revealed. Love of Quilting It’s Sew Easy Kimball’s Milk Street Test Kitchen Cook’s Country Martha Bakes MotorWeek Craft-Legacy Woodsmith Shop Ask This Old House This Old House (N) NewsHour Wk College Football College Extra College Football Purdue at Wisconsin. From Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. (N) (Live) College Extra College Football TCU at Oklahoma. (N) Football Scoreboard College Football Michigan at Indiana. (N) (Live) Football Scoreboard College Football Arkansas at LSU. (N) (Live) Liv and Maddie L & M: Cali Style Just Roll With It Raven’s Home Gabby Duran Sydney to the Max Sydney to the Max Gabby Duran Gabby Duran Bunk’d “Tidal Wave” (4:55) Bunk’d (:25) Jessie Friday Night Lights Paid Program ›› “Cowboy Up” (2000) Marcus Thomas. Jealousy threatens to tear two brothers apart. Madam Secretary (Part 1 of 2) Madam Secretary “Russian Roulette” 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly ›› “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2016) Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway. (DVS) (:15) ››› “Cinderella” (2015) Cate Blanchett. A young woman tries not to lose hope in the face of cruelty. ››› “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) Emma Watson. (DVS)



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KATU News at 6 (N) (Live) Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) KOIN 6 News at 6 (N) CBS Evening News Extra (N) Ent. Tonight Naked and Afraid “Worlds Collide” Naked and Afraid “Lost at Sea” KGW News at 6 (N) Tonight With Cassidy Inside Edition (N) Bare Feet-Mick Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) (5:00) NFL Football Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans. (N) (Live) (5:00) College Football NC State at Georgia Tech. (N) (Live) Jessie Jessie “Coffee Talk” Sydney to the Max Bunk’d Family Feud Family Feud The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Family Guy Family Guy Bob’s Burgers Bob’s Burgers



Wednesday, November 20, 2019



10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Star Wars Rst. Big City Greens NCIS: New Orleans “Pound of Flesh” The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory



NOVEMBER 24, 2019 5:00


KATU News at 5 ABC World News KOIN 6 News at 5 (N) KOIN 6 News Barnwood Builders NFL Football: Packers at 49ers Firing-Hoover NewsHour Wk 5 O’Clock News (N) College Basketball Raven’s Home Raven’s Home 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly ››› “Shrek 2” (2004) (DVS)

NOVEMBER 24, 2019 11:00


KATU News at 11 (N) America This Week KOIN 6 News at 11 (:35) Game On! (N) (:02) Building Off the Grid “Bottle Island” KGW News at 11 (N) Greta Van Susteren Secrets of Highclere Castle 11 O’Clock News (N) Graham Bensinger College Football Raven’s Home Just Roll With It NCIS: New Orleans “Touched by the Sun” ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983)

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 11:00


Dancing With the Stars “Finale” (Season Finale) (N Same-day Tape) The Good Doctor “Incomplete” (N) KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Neighborhood Bob Hearts Abishola All Rise (N) Bull “The Flying Carpet” (N) KOIN 6 News at 11 Late Show-Colbert To Be Announced Street Outlaws “Fireball Flameout” Drivers hustle to rack up points. (N) To Be Announced The Voice “Live Top 11 Performances” The Top 11 artists perform live. (:01) Bluff City Law “Perfect Day” (N) KGW News at 11 (N) Tonight Show Antiques Roadshow “Harrisburg” College Behind Bars “Parts One & Two” College program for inmates. Songwriting With Soldiers 9-1-1 “Fallout” (N) (DVS) (:01) Prodigal Son “Pied-A-Terre” (N) 10 O’Clock News (N) 11 O’Clock News (N) The Big Bang Theory (:15) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt (N) (Live) NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt (N) NFL PrimeTime Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It Just Roll With It 8 O’Clock News (N) 9 O’Clock News (N) The Simpsons Family Guy Bob’s Burgers The Game Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad American Dad Conan Conan enjoys Italian food and culture.







Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) The Conners (N) Bless This Mess (N) mixed-ish (N) black-ish (N) Emergence Alex and Piper go on a road trip. Extra (N) Ent. Tonight NCIS A murder is livestreamed on an app. FBI “Salvation” (N) NCIS: New Orleans “Convicted” (N) Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts (N) Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts (N) Moonshiners “Tim’s Temptation” Tim and Tickle return to the scene. (N) Tonight With Cassidy Inside Edition (N) The Voice The Top 10 artists are revealed. Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry Stars celebrate the iconic music legend. (N) PBS NewsHour (N) Coastal Railways With Julie Walters College Behind Bars “Parts Three & Four” Students embark on senior projects. (N) Family Feud (N) Family Feud (N) The Resident Patients inundate the ER. (N) Empire Giselle runs into an old friend. (N) 10 O’Clock News (N) Basketball College Basketball Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Coop & Cami The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory 8 O’Clock News (N) 9 O’Clock News (N) The Simpsons Family Guy The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Misery Index (N)

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 11:00


KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live! KOIN 6 News at 11 Late Show-Colbert (:02) Moonshiners KGW News at 11 (N) Tonight Show Art & Design Art & Design 11 O’Clock News (N) The Big Bang Theory SportsCenter (N) (Live) Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Bob’s Burgers The Game Conan Conan travels to Japan.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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AL-ANON 503-543-7191 503-369-1195 It’s Columbia River Jewelers 1st Anniversary! Help us celebrate with a party, trunk show, and sales. Attendees will be entered to win a Diamond Pendant necklace (drawing at 4 p.m.!) EMS Estates will be doing jewelry appraisals (1st item $100, add’l $80). The Jeweled Crescent will be doing a trunk show along with local artist Karen Ilari. See more information on our event page ( 4477712625193 90/) Coffee and cookies will be served all day with champagne be-


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Wyden and Merkley introduce house-passed Violence Against Women Act Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined all of their Senate Democratic colleagues on Nov. 13 in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2024, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law. “More than 1 million women and girls in Oregon have been sexually or domestically assaulted. To wait another day to reauthorize the landmark and bipartisan Violence Against Women Act is unconscionable,” Wyden said. “This bill not

only reestablishes VAWA funding, it gives local communities even more resources to combat sexual assault and domestic violence.” “The Violence Against Women Act is an essential tool in the fight against domestic violence—a crisis that affects tens of millions of Americans every year,” said Merkley. “The issues of sexual assault, rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence and murder couldn’t be more urgent. The House renewed VAWA over six months ago, yet Mitch McConnell refuses to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote. It’s time for Congress to stand up for our communities’ right to safety and give victims of abuse the strong support and protection they deserve.”

Key provisions in the bill: • Protects Native American women by improving tribal access to federal crime information databases and reaffirming tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking for all federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives. • Explicitly states that grant recipients are allowed to train staff and others on identifying and stopping discrimination against LGBT individuals. Service providers currently remain uncertain about whether they can use grants to train for this. • Reauthorizes and updates the SMART Prevention Program to reduce dating violence, help children

who have been exposed to violence and engage men in preventing violence. • Expands grants under the Public Health Service Act to support implementation of training programs to improve the capacity of early childhood programs to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking among the families they serve. • Provides services, protection and justice for young victims of violence, including extending the Rape Prevention and Education grant program, addressing bullying of young people, improving grants focused on prevention education for students and expanding relevant training for school-based and campus health centers. • Preserves and expands

housing protections for survivors. • Provides economic security assistance for survivors by reauthorizing the National Resource Center on Workplace Responses. Protects employees from being fired because they are survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence and protects survivors’ eligibility to receive unemployment insurance. • Enhances judicial and law enforcement tools through reauthorization of the Justice Department’s STOP Violence Against Women Formula Program, known as the STOP Program. Authorizes the use of STOP Program grants to expand the use of grant funding for programs focused on increasing survi-

vor, law enforcement and community safety; increase legal assistance for dependent children in appropriate circumstances; and develop and enforce firearm surrender policies. • Protects the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women from being merged or consolidated into any other Justice Department office. • Helps prevent “intimate partner” homicides by including provisions expanding firearms laws to prohibit persons convicted of dating violence from possessing firearms, prohibiting persons convicted of misdemeanor stalking from possessing firearms and prohibiting individuals subject to ex parte protective orders from possessing firearms.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. ALAN J. HORTON; MARILYN L. HORTON; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; ATLANTIC CREDIT & FINANCE SPECIAL FINANCE UNIT III, LLC; CAVALRY SPV I, LLC AS ASSIGNEE OF CITIBANK, N.A.; STATE OF OREGON; PARTIES IN POSSESSION Defendants. No. 19CV38819 CIVIIL SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS: Alan J. Horton a/k/a Alan Jon Horton and Marilyn Horton a/k/a Marilyn Lou Horton a/k/a Marilyn Lou O’Leary NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled Court by JPMorgan Chase Bank,

National Association, Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written Complaint, a copy of which is on file at the Columbia County Courthouse. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. The object of the complaint is to foreclose a deed of trust dated April 10, 2006 and recorded as Instrument No. 2006-004787 given by Alan J Horton and Marilyn L



SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION Case No.: 19CV37374 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF BRIAN M ROTH; DEBRA D ROTH AKA DEBRA D SKIPWORTH; ATLAS FINANCIAL SERVICES; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY, Defendants. To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF BRIAN M ROTH; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY You are hereby required to appear and defend the Complaint filed against you in the above entitled cause within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this summons upon you, and in case of your failure to do so, for want thereof, Plaintiff

will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have questions, you should see an attorney

immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The relief sought in the Complaint is the foreclosure of the property located at 33701 Southeast Maple Street, Scappoose, OR 97056. Date of First Publication: 11/13/2019 McCarthy & Holthus, LLP s/ Jeremy Clifford _ John Thomas OSB No. 024691 x Jeremy Clifford OSB No. 142987 920 SW 3rd Ave, 1st Floor Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (971) 2013200 Fax: (971) 201-3202 jclifford@mccarthyholthus. com Of Attorneys for Plaintiff IDSPub #0158219 11/13/2019 11/20/2019 11/27/2019 12/4/2019


Scheduled Storage Auction Please take notice ORS 87.685 et. seq. K & B Storage, 970 Oregon Street, St. Helens, Or. 97051 Intends to hold a sale of the property stored in the Units by the occupants at the facility as

listed below. This auction sale by unit will occur at the facility listed above on the 7th day of December 2019 at 2:00 pm. This sale may be withdrawn at any time

without notice. Certain terms & conditions apply. Call 971 203-4616 Sonoee Mullen Unit #58 and 59 both 5 x 10 and Andrihana Connall Unit #48 5 x 10. Cash Only.


BEEMAN BY ARTHUR A NELSON AND LOUISA NELSON BY DEED RECORDED MARCH 17, 1950 IN BOOK 106, PAGE 409, DEED RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON. The complaint seeks to foreclose and terminate all interest of Alan J. Horton a/k/a Alan Jon Horton and Marilyn Horton a/k/a Marilyn Lou Horton a/k/a Marilyn Lou O’Leary and all other interests in the property. The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. The date of first publication of the summons is November 20, 2019. If you are in the active military service of the United States, or believe

that you may be entitled to protection of the SCRA, please contact our office. If you do not contact us, we will report to the court that we do not believe that you are protected under the SCRA. If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. Attorneys for Plaintiff, SHAPIRO & SUTHERLAND, LLC James A. Craft #090146 (jcraft@ 1499 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 255, Vancouver WA 98683 (360) 260-2253; Fax (360) 2602285.


CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Probate Department Estate of Florence Emma Kost, deceased. No. 19PB07563 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS Notice is hereby given that Sheila K. Duehring has been appointed and has qualified as the personal representative of the estate. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required

to present their claims, with proper vouchers, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to the personal representative at: 1677 St. Helens Street, St. Helens, Oregon 97051 or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain

additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or the attorney for the personal representative. Dated and first published November 6, 2019. MARK A. GORDON Attorney for Personal Representative OSB #812424, 1677 St. Helens St., St. Helens, OR 97051, (503) 397-9066.


CIRCUIT COURT OF STATE OF OREGON COLUMBIA COUNTY Probate Department Estate of Robert Terrance White aka Robert T. White, Sr. No. 19PB05507 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS Notice is hereby given that John F. White has been appointed and has qualified as the personal representative of the estate. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required

to present their claims, with proper vouchers, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to the personal representative at: 1677 St. Helens Street, St. Helens, Oregon 97051. or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain

additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or the attorney for the personal representative. Dated and first published November 20, 2019. MARK A. GORDON, P.C. Attorney for Personal Representative OSB #812424, 1677 St. Helens St, St. Helens, OR 97051 (503) 397-9066

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Weekly Events Mondays • St. Helens Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday at the Warren Country Inn. Call 503-369-1005 for more information. • Community Action Team Board of Directors meetings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in the CAT boardroom, 125 N. 17th St., St. Helens. No meetings on Monday holidays. • VFW Post #1440 meets at 7 p.m. every second Monday at the Elks Club. For details, call David Belden at 503-397-2147. • Genial Genealogists meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library. • Manga/Anime Club meets from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the St. Helens Library. If you enjoy reading manga, watching anime, listening to J-pop or watching K-dramas. Ages 12 to 18. No meeting on May 27. • Oregon Hunters Association Columbia County Chapter membership meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Kozy Korner Restaurant in St. Helens. Come at 6:30 p.m. for some good food and visiting. • The Greater St. Helens Aquatic District Board Meetings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Eisenschmidt Pool Basement. • The Columbia County Fair Board Meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the 4-H Building, 58892 Saulser Rd. (No meeting in December). • St. Helens MS Self-Help Group meets on the third Monday of every month from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center, Armstrong Room, 375 18th St., St. Helens, OR. Contact Sheryl Adair at 503-410-0752.

Tuesdays • Kiwanis Day Breakers Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Village Inn, 535 S. Columbia River Highway, St. Helens. For more details, Colleen DeLong at 503367-5993. • McNulty Water People’s Utility District Board Meeting is at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at 34240 Millard Road, Warren. • Baby Storytime at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Caregivers with children ages six months to two years are invited to join for stories, fingerplays, songs, bounces, tickles, and other activities that support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play. • The Columbia County Law Library will be holding Court Forms Clinics every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Get help filling our court forms commonly used in the Columbia County courthouse. The forms are free and the clinic is free. Sign up is required and is available at the courthouse Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at the Law Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Questions, contact 503-3965344, or, or • Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help, or volunteer, call 503-397-0090. Wednesdays • Rotary Club of Columbia County – St. Helens meeting is held at the Warren Country Inn at 12 p.m. For more information, call 503-397-2341. • Columbia SWCD meets the

third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., 35285 Millard Rd., St. Helens. December’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. • Toddler Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your two- and threeyear old’s for songs, stories, dances, wiggles and more. Designed to support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play. • Lawyer in the Law Library is a series of talks about common legal problems. Meeting are on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A lawyer will provide basic information and answer your questions about the topic of the evening. Columbia County Law Library, 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Call 503-396-5344 with questions. • Dementia Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Avamere at St. Helens, 2400 Gable Rd. Call 503-3668070 for more information. • Stay-And-Play Storytime from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Young children are invited for songs, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. After story time, the kids will have time to play with fun toys and interact with each other. This program is geared toward preschool ages, but kids of all ages are welcome to attend. • Port of Columbia County Board of Commissioners hold meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Port of Columbia County office, 100 E St., Columbia City. Thursdays • Kiwanis Club of St. Helens meets at 12 p.m. at the Elks

Club. For more information call 503-397-6503. • The VFW Auxiliary meets the second Thursday of each month at the St. Helens Senior Center at 1 p.m. Call Sherry at 503397-2147 for more information. • First Thursday is a monthly community meeting at 7 p.m. with the St. Helens Police Department held on the first Thursday of each month at Columbia Center’s auditorium, 375 S 18th St. in St. Helens. A new topic is presented at each meeting by a police officer, or police staff, related to community safety, crime prevention, police services, or seasonal-specific safety information. For more details, call 503-397-3333. • Fiber Fanatics meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Join others who knit, crochet, spin, weave, needle point, cross-stitch, rug hook, and/or embroider in a relaxed setting. Bring a snack and enjoy conversations. • Columbia Arts Guild meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library. Bring your own art to work on. All disciplines of art welcome. • Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your three to five-yearold and their caregivers for stories, songs and dances with scientific inquiry and artistic expression in order to support children’s development and growth. • River City Singers seeks new members for community chorus, directed by Alice Boyer. First United Methodist Church, 560 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This is a non-audition choir. For more information call 503-396-0939, or come to any rehearsal.

• Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help or volunteer call 503-397-0090. • ASD Family Support Group meets every first Thursday from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 52588 NE 2nd St., Scappoose, Oregon. Adults only, no kiddos please Bring a snack to share. Receive support, encouragement and help your family thrive with ASD. For details, contact Sharrie Kreins, at 503-3963361. Fridays • Veteran’s Breakfast at the Village Inn in the Banquet Room the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will discuss topics that are important to local Veterans and their families. All veterans are welcome to attend. • Little Builders for Preschoolers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Build fun projects using pulleys, cogs, wheels, and Legos and enter the world of STEM for kids. We will explore how things work, build new worlds and have fun too. • American Legion meet the first Friday of each month at 8 a.m., America’s Best Value Inn, 535 S. Columbia Highway, St. Helens. The meetings are held in the meeting room behind the lounge. Saturdays • The Ukulele Group meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the auditorium in the St. Helens Library. Please call the St. Helens Public Library at 503-397-4544 to register. • Ukulele Extra Hour – Instruction in Ukulele Topics

is an extra hour of instruction and coaching to extend your musical skills on the ukulele. This is generally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month (check the Library schedule for any specific month) from noon – 1 p.m. at the St. Helens Library. • The St. Helens Writers’ Guild meets the second Saturday of each month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Open to all writers. • NAMI Columbia County Support Group, National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets on the second Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Elks Veterans Bunker, 125 S. 13th St., St Helens, Oregon. For more information, contact Judy Thompson, at 503-397-6056, or contact NAMI Oregon, at 503230-8009. • Writers Write. Will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the St. Helens Library Auditorium. Join your fellow writers in silent word sprints, encourage each other, exchange ideas and write. Open to writers of all ages, backgrounds, and introvert levels. Sundays • Resonate Recovery from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 220 S. 1st St, St. Helens. Bible based, Christcentered spiritual recovery meeting for those struggling with addictions and compulsive behavior. Everyone is loved and welcomed. Free childcare during meeting for infants through sixth grade. For more information, contact Bert @ 503-475-3586, or bnewton@, Debbie @ 503-560-0521, or check the “Resonate” Facebook page.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hometown Heroes packs up Round 2

Photos: Kelli Nicholson/The Chronicle

The room was organized with packing stations that told volunteers how much of each item to put in the boxes. Names written in red could have coffee while those in blue got hot chocolate.

The American Heritage Girls worked on cards to send.

Volunteers signed the Hometown Heroes board to show their support. JULIE THOMPSON

Vivian Rupe, service project coordinator for the American Heritage Girls, said she has used the Hometown Heroes experience to teach her troop about empathy for service members and their families.

Chad and Mackenzie Yarbor of Super Joe’s Espresso came out to help and to provide free coffee for the volunteers.

An American Heritage Girl carefully choose which item she’d like to include in the box she’s packing.

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When Hometown Heroes first launched in spring, it began with five local nominees and five care packages shipped overseas. This weekend, those involved packed 106 boxes filled with 721 lbs. of supplies - not only for the six newly identified local active service members, but for the 100 members of the St. Helens based Bravo Company 741 Brigade Engineer Battalion of Oregon Army National Guard who recently deployed to the Middle East. On packing day, which took place on Sunday at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), while wading through supplies and a room full of volunteers who’d turned out to help, Sheriff Brian Pixley said he had no idea how large the endeavor would become. “I can’t tell you how many people donated money and time and resources to really making this possible,” Pixley said. “It’s a lot of boxes.” As of Sunday, Pixley said the effort had managed to raise $1,700 in cash and were expecting more in the coming days. That worked out well, given it will cost about $2,000 to get all of the boxes shipped to their various locations. “The American Heritage girls have been the whipcrackers in this whole thing. They really helped me take this to the next level, as well as the employees of the sheriff’s office,” Pixley said, adding the girls scoured

Several locals brought their children along to help pack boxes.

every community event raising donations and getting the word out. Vivian Rupe, service project coordinator for the American Heritage Girls, had already been taking her girls to an organization in Portland to participate in similar projects to support our troops. She said she was inspired by seeing what Hometown Heroes had been able to accomplish. “I contacted them, and I said, ‘Oh my goodness, you answered a huge calling for me. I’ve been taking my girls out there.’ So, I had a meeting with Sheriff Pixley and Captain Weaver,” Rupe said. “I’d done this before and it’s something that I want our girls to participate in and I want the community together because that’s really what my passion is. Anything that needs to be done in the community, regardless of what it’s for, that we all work together and accomplish it together.” Rupe set up a Facebook page called Hometown Heroes of Columbia County and began helping with coordination of the project. She said it fulfilled a big section for her troop of girls to participate. They’re learning about their heritage, she said, the sacrifices that the service members make in order for us to be able to enjoy the freedoms that we have. “When we look at it, our troop is faith-based, so for us it’s God first and then the American soldier,” Rupe said. “If it weren’t for those two, everything else wouldn’t be working together.” Rupe said some of the

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WCU’s Creative Design Specialist, Nikole Young and Sheriff Brian Pixley.

Area financial cooperative, Wauna Credit Union (WCU) is supporting the Hometown Heroes Project, presented by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Hometown Heroes is best known for sending care packages to service members actively serving overseas. WCU’s Creative Design Specialist, Nikole Young, holds the Hometown Heroes endeavor close to her heart. “My husband, Lucas Young, who is on active duty, was highlighted in the news as the second Hometown Hero for the Fall 2019 donation drive,

so I felt there was an opportunity to continue giving back,” said Young. With the CCSO and Young’s efforts, donations from the community, and a WCU sponsorship, $490 was raised, covering the costs of 14 care packages. “We’re humbled by the outpouring support to this program,” said Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley. Pixley says his goal is to increase the Hometown Heroes donation drives from bi-annually to quarterly. Assidionally, donation boxes were set up at the

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R&S Market in Vernonia and Clatskanie’s American Legion Post 68, to collect items for the care packages. “There was an expanded need for as many items as possible to be donated this round because the St Helens based Bravo Company 741 Brigage Engineer Battalion of Oregon’s Army National Guard was deployed in October,” added Young. For more information, to get involved, or make a donation, contact Vivian Rupe with the CCSO at vivi.rupe@ or at 503-9291523.

girls have family that have served or are serving, and the experience was meaningful to those kids who were already connected to the cause because they learned there were “a lot more people who care about them” besides immediate family. When they go to school now, Rupe said it’s helped them understand that there are other kids out there who are also dealing with the void of an absent family member serving overseas. Those who don’t have a military connection are learning to take the initiative in receiving information and showing their support, she said. “Before we start a new service project, we always tell them, ‘this is what’s it for and imagine yourself being this person,’” Rupe said. The American Heritage Girls are still collecting Christmas cards and cards of encouragement to send to the servicemen until this weekend to send in a separate box. To help with that effort, anyone who wants to donate cards should reach out to Rupe on the Hometown Heroes Facebook page. Pixley said the boxes for Round 2 would be shipped out next week, and then they’ll start planning for Round 3. “I’ve heard there might be another troop deployment around the first of the year, so I’m going to guess the next round will happen fairly soon,” Pixley said. “Make sure to say ‘thank you’ to a soldier. They’re really out there on the front lines protecting what we hold dear and make sure you thank their families, as well.”


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Garden Plots: Those clever Christmas Cacti Chronicle Guest Column by CHIP BUBL

Oregon State University Extension Service - Columbia County

Master Gardener™ class signups being taken for 2020 class in St. Helens The OSU Extension office in Columbia County will be offering the Master Gardener™ training again this spring. This year, we are trying a new schedule that allows people that work to attend. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and on alternate Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for about 10 weeks starting on February 5, 2020 at the Extension office in St. Helens. Cost of the program is $100.00 which includes a large re-source book. Some scholarships are available. Master Gardeners are responsible for providing volunteer gardening education to the community as partial payback for the training. If interested in the program, call the Extension office at (503) 397-3462 for an information packet. Online registration is now available at ColumbiaMG2020. We can also send you an application and/or you can come into our office to sign up. How hot was it? Farmers use “heat units” also known as “growing degree days” to assess when a crop will be ready to harvest or when a particular insect pest might appear. Winegrowers use this information

Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

St. Helens

2581 2614 2357 2326 2596 2549 2246

to determine which varieties to plant. If you are interested in taking your own measurements, I can tell you how it is done (it is really simple). So, without further ado, here are the heat unit numbers for the last six years for St. Helens, Rainier, and Clatskanie using, for the plant nerds, a base 50 degrees F. You can see that, for St. Helens and Clatskanie, it was the third hottest growing season (April 1 – October 31st) in the last seven years. Rainier was closer to the average. It would have been a lot warmer except for the rainy chill that enveloped the region in mid-September through most of October. The gardening results? An excellent tomato season until the rain hit. Disease aided by rain heavily damaged the tomatoes. But by then, lots of BLTs had been eaten and jars of tomatoes processed. Greens did wonderfully. Fruit was mixed and grapes in the Willamette valley had trouble maturing. Despite the September/October drizzle, we are still moisture short heading into winter. That said, the extended weather forecast indicates much more rain over the new few weeks. The average for St. Helens in this seven year period

Clatskanie 2249 2317 2014 2027 2259 2122 1902

and/or cool temperatures. Where cacti are lit in the evening, cool temperatures (less than 65 degrees) will sometimes override the lighting and the plants will bloom anyway. Often, the branches of a plant next to a window will get enough chilling to induce bloom, but only on that side of the plant. Some gardeners put the plants in a closet or cover them with a black plastic garbage bag from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day for about three weeks and that usually gets the flower buds going. Poinsettias can be brought back into bloom with the

Rainier 2495 2497 2341 2347 2612 2581 2267

was 2467. The average for the previous five year period was about 2200. Those clever Christmas cacti Christmas cacti, which are really succulents from Central America, are

es of our great grandparents were perfect for getting Christmas cacti to flower. No wonder these plants were so loved by Victorianera indoor gardeners.

Winter planning

Some things to take care of as soon as possible:

favorite indoor plants. They are relatively easy to care for and flower abundantly at least twice a year. Like many plants, they need environmental triggers to get them to bloom. For these plants, the triggers are a lengthy dark period each day for three to four weeks

Garden Plots dark period treatment of about 6 weeks. However, you are too late to get them to bloom for Christmas this year. They don’t respond to cold temperatures like Christmas cacti. It turns out that the unheated and unlit sun porch-

• If you use your pump only for irrigation, drain the system and turn it off. • Stay ahead of leaves in gutters. • Consider treating for moss on your roof. Zinc products are the treatment of choice. Read and follow label instructions. • Remove fuel from lawn mowers, rototillers, and other small equipment. Run them until they are run dry. There is a lot of debate about the value of “gas stabilizers” as an alternative to removing the fuel. Get advice from a small engine mechanic. • Clean and store garden tools. • Clean fertilizer spreaders and store fertilizer and pesticides safely.

• Bring in hoses and drain any water lines that are not well-protected from freezing. Take extra produce to the Food Bank this year. Free newsletter The Oregon State University Extension office in Columbia County publishes a monthly newsletter on gardening and farming topics (called County Living) written/edited by yours truly. All you need to do is ask for it and it will be mailed or emailed to you. Call (503) 397-3462 to be put on the list. Alternatively, you can find it on the web at and click on newsletters. Many Extension publications available online Are you putting up salsa, saving seeds, or thinking about planting grapes? OSU has a large number of its publications available for free download. Just go to https:// . Click on publications and start exploring. The Extension Service offers its programs and materials equally to all people. Contact information for the Extension office Oregon State University Extension Service – Columbia County. 505 N. Columbia River Highway St. Helens, OR 97051. 503 397-3462. Email:

Police Reports

St. Helens Police Department Oct. 20 • Crystal Marie Salvador, 37, of Warren, was arrested on an outstanding warrant at Deer Island Road and N. 8th Street. Oct. 21 • At approximately 7:20 a.m., police investigated a hit and run that occurred at 175 S. Columbia River Highway on Oct. 18.

was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Columbia Blvd. and White Way.

probation detainer for the possession of nunchucks in the 150 block of S. 8th Street.

Deer Island, was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in the 130 block of N. 18th Street.

Oct. 24 • At about 12:13 p.m., Michael Leon Gilley, 35, of St. Helens, was arrested for two outstanding arrest warrants in the parking lot of 425 S. Columbia River Highway. • Police responded to a report of a car prowl in the 700 block of S. Columbia River Highway. Hand bags, purses or wallets, credit/ debit cards, identifying documents, and “negotiable instruments” were reported stolen from the property.

Oct. 29 • Bryce Alexander Brewer, 27, of St. Helens, was arrested for a probation detainer at S. 9th Street and Tualatin. • At about 5:26 p.m., an officer took a report of a stolen gun from the 150 block of S. 20th Street.

Nov. 3 • At approximately 9:19 a.m., police arrested David Nels Anderson, 52, of St. Helens, on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in the 140 block of Elm St.

Oct. 25 • At approximately 10:01 a.m., Chad Jacob Cullen, 38, of St. Helens, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and found to be in possession of methamphetamine in the 390 block of S. 3rd. • At about 10:41 a.m., Kyle Christopher Voltz, 27, of Scappoose, was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at the intersection of S. 21st and Milton Way.

Oct. 23 • At about 1:16 p.m., Katherine Ray Merwin, 30, of St. Helens, was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant issued3x2D by the Oregon Oct.126 6/22/12 3:28 PM 11-16-11 Cuts:Layout State Parole Board in the 35000 • At about 3:20 p.m., David Scott block of Hazel Street. 11-16-11 3x2D Cuts:Layout Roberts,1 47, of St. Helens, 6/22/12 3:28 PM was Page 1 • David Brown, 59, of St. Helens, arrested for an outstanding felony

Oct. 31 • At approximately 3:50 p.m., Anthony James Pastorino, 40, of St. Helens, was arrested for outstanding warrants near West Street and Deer Island Road. • At approximately 11:44 p.m., Carla Denis Boyd, 54, of St. Helens, was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of the St. Helens Municipal Court in the 2030 block of Cowlitz.

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Nov. 2 • At approximately 10:58 p.m., James Charles Cook, 23, of


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Nov. 4 • At approximately 12:49 p.m., officers responded to a criminal disturbance in the 250 block of N. 4th street, where a suspect was reported to have tried to break down a door. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect took a fighting stance and threatened the use of violence. The officers moved forward, grabbed him and threw him backwards to the ground. According to the SHPD, the suspect and an officer were treated for minor scratches and abrasions. Salvador Encisco-Pelestor, 37, of St. Helens, was arrested for interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest. Nov. 5 • At approximately 12:53 a.m., two people were arrested on various charges and a third was cited for possessing a taser in the 2500 block of Columbia Blvd. following a traffic stop. Shanika Leann Rice, 28, of Kelso, WA, was arrested for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, the misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Kyle Christopher Voltz, 27, of Scappoose, was arrested for violation of a release agreement and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. Daniel Anthony Durbin, 39, of Columbia City, was cited for felon in possession of a restricted

weapon. The 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse that Rice was driving had been entered in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center system as stolen and was recovered. Nov. 7 • At about 11:28 a.m., Jennifer Lynn Eames, 38, of St. Helens, was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in the 2200 block of Gable Road. Rainier Police Department Oct. 26 • An officer investigated a report of a restraining order violation. The suspect was cooperative and turned themselves in at the jail. David Smith, 37, of Rainier, was taken into custody and lodged at the jail on four outstanding warrants. Oct. 27 • An officer was assisting a disabled motorist that was blocking traffic on Highway 30. Another motorist, stopped for the patrol car, and was subsequently rear-ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries and no citations were issued. • A caller reported a barking dog. An officer parked near the residence for a while and did not hear anything. • A business alarm was accidentally set off. Oct. 29 • An officer responded to a twovehicle, non-injury accident. No citations were issued. • An officer responded to a residential alarm. The homeowner was leaning over and unknowingly their key fob activated the alarm, much

to the surprise of the resident. • An officer responded to a business alarm. The building was found to be secure. Oct. 30 • A citizen reported some damage to their door knob when they believe that an unknown subject attempted to break into their residence. • A caller was concerned that her son and his girlfriend were having a domestic disturbance. Apparently, the man was upset that his girlfriend would not get out of his truck. Peace was restored. Oct. 31 • An officer responded to a business alarm. The building was found to be secure. • A man was at a business, reportedly ‘whacked out’, claiming his vehicle was stolen. An officer was able to determine that the man had ridden in a vehicle with a woman who was still there. The couple agreed to get into their car and voluntarily leave. • A report of a road hazard on West B Street turned out to be a dead opossum. It was not creating hazardous driving conditions. Nov. 1 • A welfare check was requested after a caller saw a man on the bridge that was looking over. The man was contacted and told the officer he did not want to hurt himself. He was walking to Portland and had stopped to look at the view from the bridge. • An officer checked on two suspicious people in a residential neighborhood. The couple had run out of gas and a resident gave them a little money for gas to get them out of the area.


The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Offbeat Oregon History: Frontier-era Portland mayors were a surprisingly dramatic bunch

Photo: Portland Printing House

Joseph Simon, whose first bid for election as Portland Mayor ended in a tie, as he appeared roughly 15 years later when serving in the United States Senate. Chronicle guest column by FINN J.D. JOHN

Over the years, the city of Portland has had its share of controversy and drama in the Mayor’s office. At times, the political tableaux in the top job in Oregon’s biggest town have ripened into scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in a Vaudeville act. Over the next two or three weeks, we’re going to hit the highlights of a few of them starting with the earliest ones and moving forward in time until we arrive at the one and only Terry Schrunk — against whom Robert Kennedy himself testified in a bribery trial. (He was acquitted, by the way.) Our grand tour of mayoral misconduct (and alleged misconduct) starts with the Wharf Riot of 1860, when Oregon was just barely a state and the Civil War was brewing in the east. Mayor vs. mayor The Wharf Riot had its roots in a decision by former Portland Mayor George Vaughn to build a wharf on the riverbank between Alder and Morrison streets, on a piece of land he claimed he owned. But the City of Portland also claimed ownership of that patch of riverbank. In fact, the city claimed ownership of the entire levee along the waterfront. The issue was destined to be resolved, several years later, when the courts ruled that it did not; but in 1859 and 1860 the question was far from settled, and the rhetorical temperatures were running high on both sides. In response to Vaughn’s construction project, the city got a court injunction ordering him to stop work on the wharf until the ownership question could be resolved. Instead of complying, Vaughn hired some extra workers and banged out the wharf in record time. The city, probably calculating that it wasn’t worth the trouble to protest, did nothing. Well, that had worked remarkably well, so Vaughn tried the same trick in the spring of the following year. Without telling anyone or saying anything, he started construction of a building to enclose the wharf. This time, though, the city was ready to fight him. The City Council drafted an order to cease construction and remove the wharf within 24 hours, or it would order City Marshal James Lappeus to remove it by force. This done, the council sent Lappeus to the job site to serve the notice on Vaughn. When Lappeus got there, he found that word of his errand had already reached

Vaughn, who had responded by hiring an enormous crew, big enough to finish the building before the end of the day. He nevertheless served the papers on Vaughn, and informed the ex-mayor that he was trespassing. Vaughn laughed and threw the papers down in the mud and stomped all over them. By daybreak the next day, the building was complete. But Lappeus, accompanied by sitting Mayor Stephen McCormick, was already on his way to the waterfront to start the building-removal process. A showdown was brewing. But before that showdown between Mayor McCormick and ex-Mayor George Vaughn could take place, yet another ex-mayor intervened. This was Addison Starr, who was now the sheriff of Multnomah County. Ex-Mayor Starr now arrested Mayor McCormick and Marshal Lappeus at the behest of Ex-Mayor Vaughn. The charge was “Intent to Destroy Private Property,” a charge that Starr probably made up on the spot. Made-up or not, the charge didn’t last five minutes in an actual court of law. It was dismissed, the mayor and city marshal were released from the jail in a matter of hours, and it was with considerably augmented enthusiasm for the job at hand that they now headed for the riverfront to finish what they’d tried to start. When they did so, they found themselves at the head of a large mob. Word had gotten around about Vaughn’s behavior, and the town was pretty riled up. The mob helped McCormick and Lappeus reduce Vaughn’s wharf and enclosing building to its constituent hunks of wood in just a few minutes. “Some persons might object to the manner of removing the building,” the Morning Oregonian’s editor wrote in the next day’s paper. “If Mr. Vaughn had not, in a defiant manner, manifested a determination to erect the building, in an unusual way, and in such hot haste, with full knowledge that city authorities and a large portion of the people were opposed to it, and if he had not treated their authority with contempt by trampling their protest under his feet, the building would probably have been rolled off (instead of) demolished.” Vaughn, for his part, angrily shook the dust of Portland off his feet and moved to Vancouver, although he eventually did move back to town. City marshal law As the year 1867 dawned,

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Mayor Thomas Holmes was complaining about Portland’s city marshal, Henry Hoyt. The city marshal wasn’t an employee, like a chief of police. He was an elected official — elected either by the population at large, or by the city council, depending on what the city charter said (the city changed charters frequently in those years). In 1869, the marshal was hired by the city council, a detail that would turn out to be important in the attempted swindle that followed. The city marshal was compensated more or less on a piecework basis, like an independent contractor. This, of course, saved lots of money during quiet times, but as the town grew bigger there were more criminals to deal with, and the marshal’s budget was growing steadily. Holmes thought Hoyt was deliberately stirring up trouble to pad his billablehours account — basically, abusing his position to hit the cash box harder and more often than was necessary to get the job done. So he complained about him to the city council. One of the city councilors, A. Rosenheim, was all ears. Hoyt may or may not have been taking advantage of the open-ended nature of his job to enrich himself; but Rosenheim clearly intended to do just that. He schmoozed and bargained with his fellow City Councilors for support, then presented himself as a candidate to replace Hoyt. With his four friends’ votes added to his own, he “won” the election, defeating Hoyt. Only problem was, Hoyt declined to step down, claiming Rosenheim’s election had been illegitimate. The council filed a suit against him to force him out. But when the case was presented to the Oregon Supreme Court, the court ruled — not unreasonably, it must be said — that, yeah no — it was not OK for a member of an executive board to use his appointive power to place himself in a lucrative job. Having made his point, Henry Hoyt stepped down a few months later. The co-mayorship In 1881, upstart attorney Joseph Simon was running for mayor against incumbent (and establishment darling) David Thompson. When the polls closed, the electors declared Simon the winner by a margin of 9 votes out of 3,570 cast. Naturally, there had to be a review of the ballots, with the race that close. So the city auditor, the county clerk, and the justice of the peace sat down to do it. They determined that Simon hadn’t won — he had, in fact, lost by one vote — 1,784 to 1,785. Ignoring this piece of bad news, Simon started loudly proclaiming victory and demanding to be inaugurated. Meanwhile, Thompson’s friends were not idle, and soon the Morning Oregonian was righteously thundering forth demands that Thompson be seated without further delay. Clearly a full recount was in order. But before that could happen, there was a problem — several problems, actually, but they were nestled together like one of those Russian

dolls. First, it seemed at least one of the city council’s members had a little money riding on the outcome. Councilor William Andrus denied it, but five people swore out affidavits swearing that he’d bet on Simon to win. Andrus responded by getting a couple friends to file affidavits swearing that, yeah, he’d placed a couple bets, but the bets had been on their behalf and not his. This sounded just as plausible in 1881 as it sounds today. Irregular though this was, it wasn’t the real problem. But it took Andrus’s vote away from the City Council — of course, he had to recuse himself — at a time when it was going to be sorely needed to resolve the real problem, which was the recount results. Those results confirmed that Thompson had won by one vote, but it excluded two disputed ballots that had been cast for Simon. If those two votes were added back in, of

course, Simon won. If not, Thompson did. The Council met to discuss the issue, and to review the disputed ballots one at a time. The first one had Thompson’s name written on it, with Simon’s overwritten over it. Close inspection showed that Simon’s had been the second name written on the ballot, so they gave that one to Simon. The race was now tied. The second ballot was harder to figure out. Eventually it was put to a vote, and the result was a tie — four votes to keep it, four to throw it out. Andrus, who ordinarily would have broken the tie with his ninth vote, had been forced to recuse himself because of his bets. Great wrangling ensued, and a clumsy and futile attempt to toss this hot potato over to the state supreme court. Finally the council voted again, and this time it was 5 to 3 in favor of throwing the ballot away. The race was now tied,

with 1,783 votes each. Thereupon, the council tabled Simon’s request to be declared Mayor, and went home. Thompson was left in office by default. The record is silent about whether or not Andrus lost his money. (Sources: Merchants, Money and Power: 18431913, a book by E. Kimbark MacColl published by Georgian Press in 1988; Portland: People, Politics and Power, a book by Jewel Lansing published by Oregon State University Press in 2003; Wicked Portland, a book by Finn J.D. John published in 2012 by The History Press.) Finn J.D. John teaches at Oregon State University and writes about odd tidbits of Oregon history. His book, Heroes and Rascals of Old Oregon, was recently published by Ouragan House Publishers. To contact him or suggest a topic: finn@offbeatoregon. com or 541-357-2222.

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