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Changes coming down the road Budget woes could mean changes for Columbia County Rider passengers BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

For the hundreds of passengers using the county’s only public transit system, changes proposed by the agency’s transit advisory committee could have an impact. The proposed changes are the result of the county’s adherence to state requirements that call for all county agencies to have a reserve fund, said Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller. “By state budgeting law, all county, state – everybody – is supposed to have a certain percentage of their budget in reserve. Currently, we only have

two departments that don’t have adequate reserves, transit being one,” said Heimuller during a Jan. 28 committee meeting. Heimuller said the commissioners charged the county’s finance director two years ago with the task to make sure the every fund has 2 ½ months of reserves set aside. “If we don’t get tax dollars on time, then the general fund doesn’t have to carry any individual department,” said Heimuller. Over the past several months, the advisory committee began looking at four different options that would allow them to set aside funds to meet the required reserve amount over a period of three years.

“We were hoping for funding from the county in certain areas to help with administrative expense. After conferring with the county, it made the most sense not to plan on any money from the county in this go around,” said Joe Burks, advisory committee member and branch manager for Wauna Federal Credit Union. “We will still ask and we will still hope.” When considering the reductions, the advisory committee looked at available funding levels, staffing needs and estimated revenues and expenses for the last six months of 2012, along with fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15. ­­­­ See RIDER, Page A3

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Frequent Columbia County Rider passenger Sonia Holz waits for a bus at The Commons bus stop in St. Helens. Proposed changes and service reductions could have an impact on many of the transit agency’s passengers.

United Way still working on goal Columbia Pacific

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United Way of Columbia County is still fundraising for much needed monies to help support programs vital to the community. To date, the local United Way has raised just over 66 percent of its goal. “We have a long way to go, but I know we can do it,” said Campaign Chair Chris Kaleta “The people of Columbia County have shown their generosity on countless occasions and I don’t think this time will be any different.” Donations and pledges to the Community Impact Fund allow volunteers the most freedom to use funds where the needs are greatest. However, donations and pledges can be designated to a specific not-for-profit. Focus areas currently are children and youth; emergency and basic needs; seniors, disabilities and special needs; Catalyst Campaign (to help rebuild Vernonia School); and Stuff the Bus (purchase school supplies for Columbia County). The agency got a boost recently with an unexpected donation. “Employees of Boise, who will soon be without a job, have generously donated back to the community via United Way and Columbia

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Tracie Smith of the Columbia Pacific Food Bank (left) and United Way’s Kathye Beck are surprised by the generous donations from Boise employees. Boise representative Tracie Murray (center) is joined by fellow Boise workers Tom Barker and Don Hibbs.

Pacific Food Bank,” said Boise representative Tracie Murray. Much of those monies donated came through the “Santa Fund,” established at the mill in the 1970s, and through raffles, chili feeds and other events. “In addition to the Santa Fund account, employees have purchased surplus equipment and computers. Money raised through those purchases is also being donated to the United Way,” said Murray.

In total, the employees donated $8,286 to United Way and another $3,444 to the food bank. UWCC is preparing to begin its 2012–13 allocation process, in which the volunteer board of directors determine what programs will receive additional funding from UWCC over and above the designations received directly from donor gifts. Donations made prior to Feb. 28 will be included in this process.

United Way of Columbia County’s mission is “to improve the organized capacity of people to care for one another” by uniting the resources of the community to identify and address the most pressing human needs. To make a donation or pledge to UWCC, email Kathye Beck at uwcc@, call (503) 5563614 or go to and click on the donate button at the top of the page.

CLATSKANIE – Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery is getting new owners. Global Partners LP announced on Jan. 28 that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interests in the crude oil and ethanol plant from its current owner, Cascade Kelly Holdings LLC. The price tag for the plant is estimated at $95 million. According to Global Partners, the sale includes a rail transloading facility serviced by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, 200,000 barrels of storage capacity, a deep-water marine terminal, a 1,200-foot dock and the largest ethanol plant on the West Coast. The Columbia Pacific refinery sits on land leased from the Port of St. Helens under a long-term agreement. This isn’t the first time the Clatskanie facility has changed hands. Originally owned by Cascade Grain, which went bankrupt in 2009, it was purchased by Cascade Kelly Holding in 2009 for $15 million. Since then, Kelly has spent millions to make it a usable facility with the intent of

County unemployment rates continues to decline – for now BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

New numbers released by the Oregon Employment Department show that despite the recent loss of jobs at Boise Inc., unemployment rates for Columbia County have continued to decline over the past year. In January 2012, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the county was 9.6 percent. Columbia County finished out the year with a rate of 9.0 percent in December. Although only slightly changed from the 9.1 percent recorded for September, October and November, the downward trend over the past 12 months has mirrored similar declines for the state. Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 8.4 percent, which is unchanged from November, but still slightly better than October’s unemployment rate of 8.6 percent. The state began 2012 with a seasonally adjusted rate of 8.8 percent. Over the year, that number continued to decline slowly each month. However, workforce analyst Shawna Sykes, from Worksource Oregon, cautions unemployment

gains seen in Columbia County will likely take a hit in the first quarter of 2012 as the Boise layoffs rollout in January and February. “Remember, the numbers are delayed... the Boise layoffs didn’t happen until the end of December,” said Sykes. “Even though they announced it, we won’t start to see those numbers until January.” Just how much of an impact the Boise layoffs will have on the county’s unemployment rate remains to be seen. Columbia County also saw increases in the total number of nonfarm jobs in 2012. Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show nonfarm payroll employment in Columbia County increased from 9,450 jobs in January 2012 to 9,800 jogs in December of that same year; an increase of about 4 percent. Most of the increase in jobs from 2012 came from the private sector. The BLS estimates construction jobs to have increased by 50; manufacturing is up by 80; trade, transportation and utilities is up by 130; and leisure and hospitality is up by 60. In comparison, government

sector jobs for most of Columbia County remained nearly unchanged, with state and local government (excluding educational services) seeing slight declines in its numbers. When compared to Oregon’s overall job numbers change as a percent, Columbia County actually fared slightly better than the state. Oregon jobs increased from 1.624 million jobs in January 2012 to 1.639 million by jobs in December of the same year, an increase of about 15,400 jobs (an increase of just under 1 percent). Despite the fact that Columbia County continues to have an unemployment rate higher than those of the state, national or neighboring counties, many workers are faring better than expected. Data from the United States Census bureau shows that of the three counties in Worksource Oregon’s Northwest region – which includes Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook Counties – Columbia County has the highest number of households earning more than $100,000, with a median income of just over $54,000. For more information about local, state and national unemployment data, go to

producing of approximately 110 million gallons of ethanol each year. During an October 2011 interview with The Chronicle, Plant Manager Doug Lenz said the ethanol produced by the plant was a fuel-grade ethanal made through a fermentation process using starch extracted from corn. Along with producing ethanol, the plant also produced spent grains, a product made from corn that is high in protein. The company strives to first support the local economy and sell the spent grains to local farmers. ­­­­ See REFINERY, Page A3

Police seek help in finding missing woman ST. HELENS — Police from St. Helens have turned to the public’s help in locating a woman who disappeared from a residential mental health facility Lynn Paan-Saephan on Jan. 22. The missing woman has been identified as Lynn Paan-Saephan. Because she has a recent history of mental illness and may be delusional, she is considered at risk. Lynn Paan-Saephan is described as an Asian female, who is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. Paan-Saephan may be wearing gray sweat pants, a tan long sleeved sweatshirt and high heeled shoes. Anyone with information about Paan-Saephan’s whereabouts or who may have seen her, is asked to call the St. Helens Police Department at (503) 397-3333 or (503) 397-1521. For more information contact Lt. Terry Moss at the St. Helens Police Department.



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Obituaries Gloria McCutcheon Anderson Gloria “Jean” McCutcheon Anderson, 83, passed away recently of natural causes in Anaheim Hills, Calif. A long-time resident of St. Helens Gloria Anderson and Columbia City, Jean moved to California in recent years to be cared for by her son Ray, and his wife Trina. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Eula Marie DeRossit McCutcheon and James Rupert McCutcheon. She is survived by her brother Jack McCutcheon of California; son Mark Nelson, and his wife Chris, of Maryland; son Ray Nelson and his wife Trina of

California; granddaughters Denise Davis, of Maryland, and Malia Howell, of South Carolina; and great-grandchildren Melodie and James. Jean retired from Pacific Northwest Bell as a telephone operator and directory assistance operator in 1986. She will be missed by those that knew her and loved her. Graveside service was held at Columbia Memorial Gardens on Sunday, Jan. 20, followed by a family gathering to celebrate her life.

past eight years. Her childhood years were spent in Prague, Okla. It was there that she met and married Henry Womastek. They moved to Boulder, Helen Womastek Colo. He joined the U.S. Army and they spent several years traveling the United States and Europe. While in Japan, they adopted the precious Rena Louise. They moved to St. Helens to raise Rena and after a long illness she passed away of cancer in 1956. Helen returned to school for two years of college. She went on to spend many years working and managing the office of Dr. Loosli. She involved her life with

Helen L. Womastek Helen L. Womastek was born on Aug. 8, 1915, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Frank and Lena (Burnhart) Tomanka. She went to sleep in Jesus about 3 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2013, at her residence at the Golden Age Living in Milwaukie, Ore., where she had been a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s for the

the Seventh-day Adventist Church and helped many students there. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She is survived by her cousins, Beverly and Harvey Johnson, Ernie and Dolores Tomanka, John and Pat Berhardt, Sharon Miller, Sam and Darlene Eckert, Rick and Deeann Millet, and Jay Simpson. Graveside service and vault interment will be at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Adventist Hospice. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home. Nellie Mae Virginia Gift Nellie Mae Virginia Gift was born on Sept. 15, 1912, in Winlock, Wash., to

no-contact order and restraining order is under investigation. Jan. 19 – Kenneth Lee Holinbeck, 29, was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. Jan. 19 – Katheryn Michelle Loundree, 41, was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. Jan. 20 – Brandon Michael Walker, 25, was arrested for violation of a release agreement. Jan. 20 – Sherly Fitzwilliams, 49, was cited for telephonic harassment. Jan. 20 – Christie Janette Nagel, 33, was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. Jan. 21 – Michael D. Maxwell, 34, was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured.

Jan. 22 – Paul David Schooley, 30, was arrested for assault following a domestic disturbance. Jan. 22 – Shella A. Anderson, 47, was arrested for probation violation. Jan. 22 – Robert Anthony Martinez, 49, was arrested for telephonic harassment and violation of a stalking order. Jan. 23 – A possible juvenile sex crime is under investigation. Jan. 23 – An adult female was reported as a missing person from a mental health facility. Scappoose Police Department Jan. 13 – Police placed Karen Kenney, 50, into custody following a traffic stop on SW First Street and SW JP West Road. She had an outstanding warrant out of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. She was booked

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Women’s Association. Her interests included gardening, china painting, flowers and family. She is survived by her three children, Donna Espelien, Mark and Steve Gift, all of Scappoose; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. Her son Hugh preceded her in death in 1995. Viewing and visitation was held on Jan. 29 at Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens. Graveside service and vault interment will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home.

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Police Reports St. Helens Police Department Jan. 13 – Ariel Watt, 21, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Jan. 13 – John Michael Orr, 22, was cited for driving while suspended. Jan. 16 – A woman reported the theft of a bicycle from her apartment complex. Jan. 17 – Tamara Maggie Andrews, 57, was cited for theft after taking money from a subject’s purse. Jan. 17 – Shaun Sanford, 24, was arrested for violation of a restraining order. Jan. 18 – A female adult who was highly intoxicated was transported to a detox facility. Jan. 19 – Christopher Scott Lamont, 22, was arrested for a probation violation. Jan. 19 – A violation of a

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Columbia River Fire & Rescue Jan. 21-27 – CRF&R responded to 57 medical alarms. Jan. 21 – Units responded to a fire alarm system malfunction in the 2600 block of Columbia Blvd. Jan. 22 – CRF&R responded to an overheated motor in the 1300 block of Kaster Road. Jan. 23 – CRF&R responded to an unauthorized burn in the 7400 block of Larson Road. Jan. 24 – Units responded to a fire alarm system malfunction in the 59000 block of Glacier Ave. There was no fire. Jan. 24 – Units were dispatched to the 22000 block of Shepard Road. The call was cancelled while they were en route.

Jan. 25 – Units assisted an invalid in the 500 block of Matzen Street. Jan. 25 – Personnel confined a chimney fire in the 800 block of E. Second St. Jan. 25 – Units were dispatched to the 66000 block of Meissner Road. The call was cancelled while they were en route. Jan. 26-27 – CRF&R responded to five fire alarm system malfunctions. None of them had a fire. MORE ONLINE Read more Fire Reports at

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REFINERY: facility RIDER: Dial-A-Ride Amani Center likely facing most cuts began shipping oil receives $2,500 grant From PAGE A1 in November 2012 From PAGE A1

But like its Cascade Grain predecessor, Kelly also ran into trouble turning the facility into a profitable operation. Although the plant was initially scheduled to open in January 2012, there were repeated delays – first to late February and then to an undermined date in the fall – it finally began shipping crude oil and ethanol in November 2012. Global Partners doesn’t seem to be put off by its history though. “This transaction capitalizes on our advantaged logistics and enables Global to supply cost-competitive crude and ethanol to refiners and customers on the West Coast,” said Eric Slifka, Global’s president and chief executive officer. “From our origination hub in the Bakken region of North Dakota, we will now have destination assets on both coasts. The Oregon site is linked via BNSF to the Basin Transload facility in Beulah, North Dakota while our Albany, NY terminal is connected via single line haul on Canadian Pacific to the Basin Transload location in Columbus, North Dakota. This facility also creates a link between the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and Pacific refiners. With the pending closing of our Basin Transload acquisition this quarter, these new assets increase our capability to transport crude

from the U.S. and Canadian mid-continent and extend our virtual pipeline to the West.” Slifka also said limited pipeline access in specific regions of the West Coast, the additional transloading facility will provide comparable service to the Northeast. “As we have demonstrated to those customers, we believe that we can apply our rail and marine expertise to meet the demand for crude and ethanol on the West Coast,” said Slifka. “... This facility represents an opportunity for Global to drive additional product volumes and enhance margins.” Global’s purchase of Cascade Kelly Holdings, which has been approved by its board of directors, Global is subject to customary regulatory approvals and various other customary commercial closing conditions. The purchase is expected to be completed by the end of the current quarter. Based in Waltham, Mass., Global owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of refined petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast. It is also one of the largest wholesale distributors of gasoline (including blendstocks such as ethanol and naphtha), distillates (such as home heating oil, diesel and kerosene), residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in the New England states and New York.

North Freedom routes. “The Weekend Connector would be eliminated The fourth option was after the end of the grant the only option that did not [that provided the funding include any funding from for the service]. The Westthe county and could also port to Longview would be supported by the availstill occur but it would able funding. “It allows for the reserve be Monday, Wednesday, fund the board has required Friday service three times a day. The Nehalem Valley us to establish to maintain route would be proposed service, it assumes no adfor Monday, Wednesday, ditional funding dedicated Friday service two times from the general fund due per day. The North Flex to the conditions of the would also be Monday, county’s finances but it requires about 19,049 hours Wednesday, Friday,” said Wright. of reductions to services,” Changes are not being said CCRider Transit Dimade to the Portland routes, rector Janet Wright. in part, because of the heavy Many of the 19,000ridership (more than all plus hours of service to be other routes combined) and reduced could come from profitability of them. the Dial-A-Ride program, Columbia County one of the agency’s most Rider will next present the expensive services to operproposed changes to the ate. Columbia County ComOther changes would missioners during a Feb. 13 include service reductions to the Connector, Westport, public hearing. The commissioners North Valley and North opened the public hearing Flex routes. during its Jan. 23 meeting, However, no changes are planned for the St. Hel- which is being continued to Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in the ens to Portland, St. Helens commissioners’ 01-30-13 4x15D Rebates:Layout 1 1/25/13meeting 3:12 PM to Portland Community room. College, South Flex, or

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Elks Teen of the month St. Helens High School has announced that Chelsee Rennie has been selected as the Elks Teen of the month for December. Rennie is described as a great young adult who is a very caring and friendly person with a positive outlook on life and the possibilities found in every situation, as well as someone who works very hard academically to do her best. St. Helens High teacher Keith Meeuswen said Rennie was very surprised and excited that she had been selected as the Elks Teen.

“Chelsee is just that type of young person, one who is humble and appreciative of what comes her way,” he said. Renine participated in soccer and track and field throughout her high school years and this year decided to join the Mock Trial team. As an athlete, Rennie was a hard worker and very determined, traits that serve her well in the classroom. As a member of the Mock Trial team, Rennie was a quick learner and added great insight in helping the team prepare for the trial.

She plans to attend Portland State University or University of Oregon next year to major in architecture and minor in interior design and business. According to Rennie, her best quality is how outgoing she is. She says she likes to talk to a lot of different people and try and make them feel welcome, especially in class discussions where she tries to help others find their voice and express their opinions. Soccer is Rennie’s major hobby but when not at school, work, working out,

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Helping the community Wayne Hadley, vice president of Columbia County Habitat for Humanity receives a check for $500 from The Cellular Connection manager Joseph Austin during the store’s grand opening on Jan. 25. The new store is at 2298 Gable Road, near Starbucks, in St. Helens.

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Students used holiday to provide service On Jan. 21, students at St. Helens Middle School celebrated the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., by dedicating a few hours to help make the community a better place. In 1994, the U.S. Congress designated the third Monday of January as a national day of service. Students at St. Helens Middle School helped with projects at the St. Helens Senior Center; also cleaned and organized

at the St. Helens Library; organized a cat and dog food drive for Columbia Humane Society; cleaned litter and cleared debris at McCormick Park; created art to be placed throughout St. Helens Middle School; and cleaned litter along walking trails to the middle school. Several staff members at the middle school volunteered to supervise the student groups on a day off from work.

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Letters Keep it clean While walking on 18th Street on Monday, Jan. 21, several teens and three adults approached me. They were on litter patrol. Thanks to them for helping to keep our city clean. Maybe other groups will follow their endeavor. What an awesome job and so appreciated. Marla Lapping, St. Helens 2nd Amendment Literal interpretation of the Second Amendment (according to Judge Napolitano, Fox News contributor), states that it is the shortest and most clearly written of all of the amendments. That being said, it is my view that any and all laws on the books or being contemplated by the lawmakers, or “Executive Orders,” restricting private ownership and “bearing” of firearms is unconstitutional. I do not believe that “things” harm people. Perpetrators/criminals hurt people. If legislators/executive branch folks were consistent in their arguments against “things which kill/harm people,” they would have banned automobiles, “blunt instruments,” knives, hammers, rocks, etc., years ago. Instead, they made murder a criminal offense, choosing to go after the misuse of all of these “inanimate objects,” rather than the instruments themselves. I urge our legislators at all levels of government


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to consider this in their deliberation about school security, mental health issues and try to solve the problem. Not ban the means by which these terrible and horrific acts (Sandy Hook School shootings), are committed. There are 300-million plus firearms, with thousands more being sold each day are not the problem. Troubled young men, delusional and with deep psychotic problems are the problem; not the means by which they commit their cruel acts of violence. Tom Klingbell, Warren Speak up There was a letter in the last Chronicle by a Mr. Parker representing a construction group in Portland telling readers he had the true facts concerning the coal transport projects in this area and that people who oppose these projects are misinformed. Mr. Parker listed three socalled facts. 1. That if the N/W doesn’t ship it to Asia, it will ship out somewhere else. His suggestion of the Gulf States would not be cost effective. Asia, especially China, has a terrible pollution problem, much of it from the burning of coal and they are starting to back off from its usage. 2. There are no new technologies that can eliminate coal dust from the transporting process. The train cars and barges cannot be covered because Powder River coal


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is especially combustible. Chemical spraying on top may help for the first part of a trip, but will not last long. This coal is powdery to begin with and falls through the railcars onto the tracks. One local person went to the tracks on the Washington side of the Columbia where there have been coal trains and scooped up 10 pounds of dust in 15 minutes. Imagine all that carcinogenic dust along our train track going through our communities and past our homes and schools. 3. Lastly, there will not be thousands of jobs. There will only be a handful of permanent jobs at Port Westward. Instead, our health, safety, and property values will be negatively affected. Learn more and speak up before it is too late. Rachel Bernstein, St. Helens The band plays on The St. Helens Band Patrons would like to extend a very big thank you to all the members of the community that attended our Big Band Benefit Concert featuring the St. Helens High School Jazz Band and the Portland Providence Stage Band. This concert supports the Tom Brumbaugh Memorial Scholarship Program, which awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a graduating band student. We own a huge thanks to the Portland Providence Stage Band for 31 years of support for this event and

school music programs. Thank you also to Wes Naish for being the chairman of this event and all his dedication to the program, Lyman Louis for providing the sound equipment for this event – the bands sounded

great, Darin and Tiffany Smith and the staff at the Dockside for the amazing food and continued support, and to Noelle Freshner for working tirelessly to mentor and direct all our band students.

Thank you again to our community for supporting all the band programs in the district and these amazing and talented students. Nicolle Prehn, St. Helens

Guest Editorial

Changes coming Competition and collaboration to The Chronicle Competition is not a four-letter word, contrary to the common mindset in St. Helens. From a macroeconomic view, competition is purely beneficial, encouraging innovation, a variety of options for the consumer, and lower prices; it is, after all, the foundation of our country and economy. Despite these positives, some small businesses in St. Helens believe it’s a death sentence. I’ve heard several horror stories about competing businesses throughout the few short months I’ve been here: one business owner, worried about a competitor, called the city because he (wrongly) suspected his competitor of a minor permit violation; another

pulled out of a community event last minute so they could sell their own products just outside of the event site; others blatantly lie about their competitor’s service. This is a regresMelissa Serfin sive approach to St. Helens Economic building business Development Corp. and improving our economy. A bitter and cutthroat attitude does not stop customers from choosing your competitor over your business; if anything, it makes customers think twice about

supporting such a “poor sport.” You know what attracts tourists and residents (i.e. customers)? A wide variety of stores, shops, services, and products to choose from. More businesses mean a more appealing place to live and visit. Consumers want a wide variety of choices, and no one wants to spend time in a town with just one restaurant or coffee shop. Communities all over the country are realizing that rivalries don’t increase sales. Their businesses understand that their efforts are better spent developing supportive projects and working together to promote their industry or neighborhood. They’re

­­­­ See BUSINESS, Page A6

Food for Thought ‘I’m on food stamps! (*SNAP* *SNAP* *SNAP*)’ People get all weird when you tell them you’re on food stamps. I told my friends and family back east and there was often a pause and a concerned, “Val…, you doing ok?” I could almost see the change in the look from the cashiers in the grocery store when I’d swipe my card. I don’t “look like” a person who’s on food stamps, whatever that means. What that person “looks like” I can assume. They’re the same person who “looks like” they go to the food bank or shops at thrift stores, not because it’s cool, but because they have to. I’m guilty of this, too. There are plenty of times when I see folks show up to the food bank, who I think are coming to make a donation,

and then PSYCH! they’re going to the pantry to get a box of emergency food instead. It affirms the fact that you can’t judge a person by their appearance. There is a huge stigma about getValerie Walker ting institutional Columbia Pacific help. Sure, people Food Bank abuse the system but don’t let a few bad apples ruin the whole barrel. I’m as prideful as the next person. Initially I tried to swipe my EBT (Elec-

tronic Benefits Transfer) card as fast as I could while in line so the person behind couldn’t see and subsequently judge me for 1: sucking off the government teat; 2: appear to not be able to take care of myself; 3: judge what I’m buying with their hard earned tax money (I have a candy bar in my basket = look of disgust. I have organic broccoli = a “how dare you”eyebrow raise). There was a wash of feelings like shame, anger and embarrassment that happened all at once at the checkout counter. I felt these things despite knowing what I know about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ­­­­ See FOOD, Page A6

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Public Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 31 10 a.m. – Columbia Health District meets at Sunshine Pizza. Tuesday, Feb. 5 5:30 a.m. – Port of St. Helens Marina Advisory Committee meeting at the Port office 100 E

Street, Columbia City. Wednesday, Feb. 6 10 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners holds its regularly scheduled board meeting in the commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse and its regularly scheduled staff meetings at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, room 331, at the Columbia County Courthouse. 1 p.m. – South Columbia Family School board meeting, 34555 Berg Road, in Warren. 1 p.m. – City of St. Helens City Council work session in the city council chambers. 7 p.m. – City of St. Helens

City Council regular session in the city council chambers Thursday, Feb. 7 10 a.m. – Regular meeting of the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority (NOHA) will be held at the NOHA office, 147 S. Main Ave., in Warrenton. For agenda items, call NOHA at (503) 8610119, ext. 112. Monday, Feb. 11 6:30 p.m. – Scappoose School District school board meeting in the district office boardroom. 7 p.m. – City of St. Helens Library board meets in city council chambers. Tuesday, Feb. 12

Mondays • Columbia City Community Library – 11 a.m., storytime for preschoolers. • St. Helens Lions meets every first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., at America’s Best Value Inn. Call (503) 397-0407 for information. • The MS Support Group of Columbia County meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at Dairy Queen in Scappoose. For more information, call Susan at (503) 543-2517. • The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Friends and Family Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month downstairs at the Rainier United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Teri at (503) 556-9135.

1 p.m. – South Columbia Family School board meeting at 34555 Berg Road, in Warren. 7 p.m. – City of St. Helens Planning Commission meeting in the city council chambers. Wednesday, Feb. 13 8:30 a.m. – Port of St. Helens commission meeting at the port office, 100 E St., Columbia City. 10 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners holds its regularly scheduled board meeting in the commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse and its regularly scheduled staff meetings at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, room 331, at the Columbia County Courthouse.

Community Calendar Wednesday, Jan. 30 · Scappoose Public Library, 10:30 a.m. story time for ages 5 and under. The theme and craft is snakes. Saturday, Feb. 2 · Family History Classes taught by Hal and Barbara Hovorka. “Immigration / Naturalization / Census” – An Index to the Index of the Index, at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 2755 Sykes Road, St. Helens. · Kids Night Out at the Eisenschmidt Pool, 6–10 p.m., sponsored by the Sea Lions


Program, a.k.a food stamps) and why I’m on them. It was stressful to be like that so I decided to embrace them instead of being embarrassed by them. Now, I go to stores and I linger with the card in my hand, I do a little twirl with it between my fingers, ask the cashier if they accept THIS! card *swissssh* (that’s the sound of me moving the card so fast through the air that it creates a slight breeze) and then look to my side, make eye contact with the person behind me and give a little air kiss, I swipe my card like I mean it, and then give a slow wink and smile as I walk away bags in hand. Money, Money, Money Why do I do this? What changed? It’s all about the Benjamins coming to Columbia County, baby!! Before, I was like many people in thinking I was taking precious tax dollars away from important things. However, while the SNAP benefits come from taxes, these are dollars that are already set aside to aide those who are eligible - whether they take advantage of them or not. That means if you qualify and don’t sign up, the money just sits there all bored with no place to go. And that means that Columbia County doesn’t get it either. When I spend my monthly allotment with my Oregon Trail card

Swim Team, $7 if registered before 4 p.m. and $8.50 after 4 p.m. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the water, parents can swim free. Fully supervised lifeguards on duty. Bring your swimsuit, towel and money for refreshments. Space is limited, so register early. Parents must register children in person and must sign out children upon leaving.

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Wednesday, Feb. 6 · PGE retirees meet the first Wednesday of each month at America’s Best Value Inn (formerly the Village Inn) at 9 a.m. · Scappoose Public Library, 10:30 a.m. story time for ages 5 and under. The theme and craft is insects.

Saturday, Feb. 9 · Family History Classes taught by Hal and Barbara Hovorka, “Court / Land / Wills & Probate.” The hows and whys of American pedigrees, 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 2755 Sykes Road, in St. Helens.

Tuesday, Feb. 5 · Scappoose Public Library Teen Advisory Board, for grades 6–12, meets at 6 p.m. Application required, join in to discuss

Thursday, Feb. 7 · Scappoose Public Library family movie event for all ages, at 6 p.m. Two dogs and a cat (who can also talk) try to find

Wednesday, Feb. 13 · Scappoose Public Library, 10:30 a.m. story time for ages 5 and under. The theme and craft is Valentines.

at a local store I am bringing money into the local economy. I like to think of it as me deciding where the government directly spends its money. According to “Partners for a Hunger-free Oregon” in 2009 Columbia County had 7,569 people receiving SNAP benefits who brought $10.9 million federal dollars into the county through people spending their SNAP dollars in stores located in the community. There were still 3,549 individuals who were eligible to receive SNAP benefits but weren’t signed up. If everyone in 2009 who was eligible had signed up for SNAP we could have counted an additional $2.7 million dollars stimulating the local economy. Given the economic climate over the years since 2009 it is probably safe to assume that the numbers have grown. If we really wanted to make our dollars pack a punch we could spend them in independently-owned, local stores who hire neighbors and buy supplies locally if they want (I get chills when I think about it). So, to those who are on hard times feeling bad about needing some help, stand tall! You Sir, you Madame are helping your community when you spend your benefit dollars locally. And if you’re eligible but not receiving any due to pride, get over yourself and sign up. And to those who are being all judgeyjudgey; stop it, and instead shake the hand of one of my fellow SNAP-pers for bringing in millions of dollars into the county.


From PAGE A6 recognizing the potential of collaborative marketing and the importance of groups that bring businesses together, such as SHEDCO. The collaborative approach goes beyond just businesses; it is actually most effective as a cross-sector cooperative effort. This method is called collective impact, but I won’t get too technical on you. There’s a whole department dedicated to the topic at Portland State University, and the topic is regularly referenced (and praised) in various publications and academic journals, including the Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. The potential for a collaborative approach, particularly across sectors, is huge. To employ collective impact, communities work together to avoid overlapping services, delegate tasks, and share resources. They bring together organizations, non-profits, community groups, local government, and businesses to plan events, promote their town, and communicate their ideas and projects. It’s always more effective and efficient to work as a team, rather than individually. Unfortunately, I’ve lost count of how many community groups and businesses


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Sundays • Overcomers Outreach – a spiritually-based, 12-step recovery program for substance abuse issues – meets at 6 p.m. at Sunset Park Community Church, 174 Sunset Blvd., in St. Helens. Call (503) 3970535 or visit • Yankton Recovery Group meets at Yankton Grange, Pittsburg Road, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Call (503) 397-1473 or (503) 366-0667 for more info.



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Saturdays • Weight Watchers meets at Grace Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Weigh-ins start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (503) 543-4802 or email



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Fridays • American Legion meets the first Friday of each month at the Moose Lodge, 57317 Old Portland Road, in Warren, at 7 p.m. Call (503) 369-1313 for more information.



Thursdays • Weight Watchers meets at Scappoose Foursquare Church at noon and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (503) 543-4802 or email • Free fitness classes, 7–8 p.m. at the Best Western in St. Helens. Call Cheryl Capwell, independent beachbody fitness coach at (503) 396-2834, or send an email to • The Columbia County Commission on Children and Families meets the third Thursday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the OSU Extension office, 505 N. Columbia River Hwy., in St. Helens.

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Wednesdays • Scappoose Public Library – storytime for ages 5 and under at 10:30 a.m. Call (503) 543-7123 or go to • Alzheimer’s Support Group, second Wednesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. at Avamere at St Helens, 2400



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won’t work with another because of a petty grudge. It’s unhealthy, ineffective, and it impedes economic development. It also discourages others from working with them in the future. Most importantly, it prevents their organizations from reaching their full potential, and our community loses out. We need to learn how to work together and get over histories of strained relationships. It’s not worth the effort to focus on competing with other businesses or resenting other community groups, especially in a small town. We need to capitalize on our resources and support one another. There are countless other cities more successful than St. Helens because of their ability to collaborate, and we need to catch up. Instead of lamenting a new store moving into town, realize that this is a step in the right direction. If they’re successful, they’ll pull even more potential customers into St. Helens. Embrace new businesses, encourage cooperation, and applaud success. These mean progress and economic growth not just for one business, but for our community. Competition breeds distrust, fear, and dysfunction, while collaboration builds capacity and fosters community, goodwill, and support. Which would you rather choose?

Tuesdays • Kiwanis Daybreakers meets at 7 a.m. at America’s Best Value Inn. Call (503) 397-2696. • Warren Community Fellowship – Job Club, 10–11 a.m. room 201, 56523 Columbia River Highway, in Warren. Free and open to the public. • St. Helens Public Library holds baby lapsit storytime for 6 months to 2 years at 10:15 a.m., storytime for preschool 3–5 years at 11:15 a.m. Call (503) 397-4544 for more info. • Overeaters Anonymous at the St. Helens Alano Club, 215 N. 6th St. St. Helens, 5:45–7 p.m. Call Sheri at (503) 3694607. No dues or fees. • The Columbia County Democratic Central Committee meets the last Tuesday of every month at Kozy Korner, St. Helens. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

Gable Road. Call (503) 3668070 for information. • Columbia County Stroke Support Group – fourth Wednesday of each month from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Avamere at St Helens, 2400 Gable Road.


Wednesday, Jan. 30 10 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners holds its regularly scheduled board meeting in the commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse and its regularly scheduled staff meetings at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, room 331, at the Columbia County Courthouse.

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NewsChannel 8 Travel With Kids , 6 O’Clock News (N) C NBA Basketball I Good Luck Charlie




Modern Family (:31) Suburgatory (N) Nashville Teddy tells Rayna the truth. Criminal Minds “The Pact” (DVS) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman

Moonshiners “Last Shiner Standing” (N) Chicago Fire “Warm and Dead” (N)

Moonshiners “Outlaw Cuts: Hat in Hand” NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno

Life on Fire Animals adapt to atmosphere. 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live)

The Story of India (DVS) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live)

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Doc Martin “Better the Devil” Glee Rachel gets a part in a student film. (N)

Sherlock Holmes An heiress goes missing. 10 O’Clock News (N)

History Detectives 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond

SportsCenter (N) (Live) (:10) Jessie Good Luck Charlie

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Jessie



SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie ›› “Princess Protection Program” (2009) Selena Gomez. FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Family Guy Family Guy


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White Collar Peter and Neal help Mozzie. White Collar Neal and Peter go undercover. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory King of the Nerds (N)



(:31) Malibu Country Shark Tank Sandals for barefoot runners.

Undercover Boss “Boston Market” (N) Gold Rush - The Dirt “Chicks With Guns”

(:01) CSI: NY A pizza maker is carjacked. (N) Gold Rush “The Night Shift” (N)



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College Basketball Tennessee at Arkansas. (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm “Snow Buddies” (2008, Comedy) Dominic Scott Kay, Voices of Jim Belushi. ›› “She’s the Man” (2006) Amanda Bynes. A student poses as her twin brother.



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Mister Rogers Daniel Tiger Good Day Oregon Sunday (N)

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Road to the Super Bowl (N) (7:58) Joel Osteen (:27) In Touch

Blue Bloods “Inside Jobs” (N) Bering Sea Gold “Greedy People”

KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Gold Rush “The Night Shift”

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Jessie

Monk Guarding a former child star.

Monk A man investigates his wife’s death.

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Poppy Cat (N) (EI) Cyberchase Great Big World

Justin Time (EI) Fetch! With Ruff Mystery Hunters


Born to Explore (N) Recipe Rehab (N) Bull Riding Sacramento Invitational. (Taped) Dual Survival “Trouble in Paradise”


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ESPN Sports Saturday (N) Go! Northwest omg! Insider (N) Amish Mafia “No Peace for the Wicked”



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College GameDay (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Dog With a Blog Burn Notice “Bad Blood” Everybody-Raymond Friends

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Your Voice No.1 Selling Kitchen To Be Announced New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll (N) All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition The Super Bowl Today (N) (Live) Africa Southern Africa is a riot of life. Bering Sea Gold “Greedy People” Gold Rush - The Dirt “Chicks With Guns” Meet the Press (N) NHL Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals. From Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (N) ›› “The Eye” (2008, Horror) Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey.

Sunday NFL Countdown From New Orleans. (N) (Live) Doc McStuffins Mickey Mouse Jake and the Pirates Sofia the First

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Animal Rescue Friends

Made in Hollywood (N) Cougar Town Cougar Town

Paid Program Cougar Town

DermaWand Hollyscoop (N) EP Daily (N) › “Fool’s Gold” (2008) Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson.




Jack Van Impe Cougar Town


3:00 The Taste “Auditions” Kickoff Show (N)


Nature (Part 2 of 3) (DVS)


NOVA Charles Lindbergh’s baby. College Basketball Marquette at Louisville. Jessie Jessie




America’s Funniest Home Videos Elementary “The Deductionist” (N)



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FEBRUARY 3, 2013 5:00

This Week With George Stephanopoulos (N) KATU News at 5 (N) (:25) Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers. (N) (Live)

Gold Rush “The Night Shift” Extreme Smuggling “Wildlife” Property Wars Property Wars Property Wars Property Wars Alaska: The Last Frontier PGA Tour Golf Waste Management Phoenix Open, Final Round. From TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. (N) (Live) Paid Program Paid Program Private Practice Addison’s mother visits. Shakespeare Uncovered Shakespeare Uncovered With Jeremy Irons. In Search of Shakespeare “The Lost Years” BBC Newsnight European Journal Religion & Ethics To the Contrary Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program ››› “A League of Their Own” (1992) Tom Hanks. A women’s professional baseball league debuts in 1943. Paid Program Lose Weight Now! PBA Bowling Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars. From Los Angeles. (N) Strongest Man Strongest Man Strongest Man Strongest Man C College Basketball Marquette at Louisville. Austin & Ally ››› “Camp Rock” (2008, Musical Comedy) Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas. › “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (2010) Demi Lovato, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas. I Austin & Ally Paid Program WEN Hair Care Cindy Crawford ››› “Bolt” (2008, Comedy) Voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman. Paid Program Paid Program Q Next Stop ››› “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003) Jack Nicholson. A music exec falls for the mother of his young girlfriend. W (10:30) Fool’s Gold ›› “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009) Matthew McConaughey. (DVS)



Travels to the Edge Paid Program

Made in Hollywood Friends

Bob the Builder


Dog Show Dogs compete for best in show. NFL Honors Preview: The Best of 2012 (N) Shipwreck Men “Hurricane Alley”

Noodle and Doodle The Wiggles (EI) Pajanimals (EI) NewsChannel 8 Rough Cut-Mac Hometime (N) Ask This Old House This Old House ››› “Dirty Dancing” (1987, Romance) Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach.

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Jessie (DVS) Shake It Up! Leverage “The Second David Job” The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory


FEBRUARY 2, 2013

› “My Best Friend’s Girl” (2008)

King of the Nerds

College Basketball Kentucky at Texas A&M. (N) (Live) Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Trout TV The Joy of Fishing CSI: Miami Horatio’s son seeks his help. ›› “Going the Distance” (2010) Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day. (DVS)


The Office Are We There Yet?

Figure Skating U.S. Championships: Skating Spectacular. From Omaha, Neb. (Taped) The Victory Garden Garden Home Sewing With Nancy Sew It All Eco Company Teen Kids News (N) American Athlete The Young Icons

College Basketball Syracuse at Pittsburgh. (N) (Live) Phineas and Ferb Gravity Falls Good Luck Charlie Dog Tales Made in Hollywood Paid Program Are We There Yet?


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KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

Rick Steves’ Europe Supersmile

Dog Tales Friends

Thomas & Friends

Secret Millionaire ^ To Be Announced & (11:00) The Super Bowl Today From the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (N) (Live)



(:01) 20/20

Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Last Man Standing ››› “War of the Worlds” (2005) Tom Cruise. A man and his children try to survive an alien invasion. ^ KATU News at 6 (N) Paid Program KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News Entertainment Tonight (N) 48 Hours The savage beating of a woman. NFL Honors (N) & Amish Mafia “Fall From Grace” Amish Mafia “Holy War” Amish Mafia (N) Dixie Mafia (N) _ Amish Mafia Secret MMA barn fight. Blazers Home NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers. From the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. (N) (Live) Chicago Fire Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ( NBC Nightly News Last of the Wine Travels to the Edge Rick Steves’ Europe Globe Trekker “Turkey” (DVS) My Family As Time Goes By New Tricks “Lost in Translation” * Lawrence Welk Cops (N) Cops “Busted No. 2” Kitchen Nightmares (PA) (DVS) 10 O’Clock News (N) , (5:30) ›› “The Replacements” (2000, Comedy) Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman. College Basketball Michigan at Indiana. (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Shake It Up! Austin & Ally Austin & Ally Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The King of Queens The King of Queens The King of Queens Family Guy

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Good Luck Charlie

Super Why!



SportsCenter (N) (Live) Phineas and Ferb (N) Gravity Falls

NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise at 7:00 AM (N) Curious George Cat in the Hat



The Simpsons The Office Conan Occupy Conan. (N)

The 44th NAACP Image Awards Honoring people of color. (N Same-day Tape) Dateline NBC (N) NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Washington Week BBC Newsnight DCI Banks “Cold Is the Grave” Banks searches for a missing girl. Masterpiece Classic Way of Tea Kitchen Nightmares Levanti’s in Beaver, Pa. The Following Investigating Carroll’s psyche. 10 O’Clock News (N) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond

NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise at 6:00 AM (N) Sesame Street “Don’t Wake the Baby” Good Day Oregon Saturday (N)



Oregon Art Beat Oregon Field Guide American Idol Auditions continue. (N)


To Be Announced X Games Aspen Highlights (N) ^ (11:00) Dog Show (N) College Basketball Miami at North Carolina State. (N) (Live) & Shula 347 (N) Moonshiners “Moonshine Treasure Hunt” Moonshiners “Hat in Hand” _ Moonshiners “Adios, Mr. Still” ( PGA Tour Golf Waste Management Phoenix Open, Third Round. From TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz. (N) (Live) Quilting Arts Simply Ming Test Kitchen Sara’s Weeknight MotorWeek (N) * Love of Quilting Quick & Easy Meals! Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Battle Hair Loss , Cindy Crawford



Property Wars Property Wars NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno

Jack Hanna Ocean Mysteries Busytown Mysteries Busytown Mysteries Liberty’s Kids (EI) Liberty’s Kids (EI) Paid Program Paid Program Dual Survival “The Green Hell”


JANUARY 31, 2013

Property Wars (N) Property Wars (N) (:01) Do No Harm “Pilot” (DVS)

KATU News This Morning - Sat (N) Doodlebops Doodlebops Zumba Dance Paid Program

College Basketball Duke at Florida State. (N) Dog With a Blog Dog With a Blog Paid Program Paid Program (11:00) › “My Best Friend’s Girl” (2008)


Property Wars (:31) The Office (N)

Good Morning America (N) (5:00) CBS This Morning: Saturday WEN Hair Care Insane Bodies!



Property Wars The Office (N)

SportsCenter SportsCenter (N) (Live) College GameDay (N) (Live) ›› “The Tigger Movie” (2000) Voices of Jim Cummings. Jake and the Pirates Doc McStuffins Sofia the First HouseCalls Animal Exploration Pets.TV (EI) Hanna Into the Wild Paid Program Q Hometime Married... With Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement House of Payne Meet the Browns W Married... With



Moonshiners “Last Shiner Standing” 30 Rock One last episode of TGS.

Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Family Guy W The King of Queens Seinfeld



Moonshiners “Hat in Hand” Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N)

NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Target Center in Minneapolis. (N) (Live) Jessie A.N.T. Farm Austin & Ally A.N.T. Farm (N) Jessie (N)



Shark Tank An innovative shoe accessory. The Mentalist



Modern Family The Good Wife

Modern Family


ABC World News

Alaska: The Last Frontier “Cattle Drive” NewsChannel 8 at 5PM (N) Moyers & Company Leverage “The First David Job” Strongest Man Strongest Man ›› “High School Musical” (2006) Law & Order “D-Girl” (Part 1 of 3) ›› “Sex and the City 2” (2010)

FEBRUARY 3, 2013 11:00


KATU News at 11 (N) (:35) Castle “Punked” KOIN Local 6 at 11 Ferguson

Alaska: The Last Frontier “Range Riding” Alaska: The Last Frontier “The River Wild” Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier “Fall Feast” Alaska: The Last Frontier NBC Nightly News Chris Matthews Off Their Rockers Off Their Rockers Off Their Rockers Off Their Rockers Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (PA) NewsChannel 8 at 11 (:43) Sports Sunday Oregon Field Guide Antiques Roadshow Paul Revere print. Himalaya With Michael Palin Masterpiece Classic (N) Midsomer Murders (Part 1 of 2) Midsomer Murders (Part 2 of 2) * Oregon Art Beat Next Stop Paid Program Bob’s Burgers The Cleveland Show The Simpsons Bob’s Burgers Family Guy American Dad 10 O’Clock News (N) Oregon Sports Final Everybody-Raymond , SportsCenter (N) NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter C World’s Strongest Man Competition ›› “High School Musical 2” (2007) Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens. A.N.T. Farm Jessie Dog With a Blog A.N.T. Farm Austin & Ally Good Luck Charlie I (5:00) ›› “High School Musical” (2006) The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The First Family Mr. Box Office The Closer “Repeat Offender” Criminal Minds “Divining Rod” Oregon Sports Final Paid Program Q Law & Order “Double Down” ›› “The Bucket List” (2007) Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes. (DVS) ›› “The Holiday” (2006, Romance-Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet. W (5:00) ›› “Sex and the City 2” (2010) Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall.



^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Shipwreck Men “Bahama Drama” News ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. * This Old House

7:00 Jeopardy! (N)


W The King of Queens

Seinfeld “The Race”

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Shipwreck Men “Hurricane Alley” Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) PBS NewsHour (N)



^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Dual Survival “Into the Frying Pan” News ( NewsChannel 8



Seinfeld “The Gum”


Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Dual Survival “Trouble in Paradise” Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N)

* Ask This Old House Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) Access Hollywood , 6 O’Clock News (N) College Basketball Ohio State at Michigan. (N) (Live) C Good Luck Charlie I Good Luck Charlie Jessie





Wheel of Fortune (N) The Bachelor (N)

Access Hollywood TMZ (N) , 6 O’Clock News (N) C College Basketball Texas at West Virginia. (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Dog With a Blog I Good Luck Charlie Jessie Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory



KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman

News Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour Israel and Palestine. (N) Access Hollywood TMZ (N)




(:02) Scandal “Truth or Consequences” (N) (:01) Elementary “The Red Team” (N)

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Gold Rush “The Merger”




Grey’s Anatomy “Bad Blood” (N) (:01) Person of Interest Reese is captured.

KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News Gold Rush “Pink Slip”




Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) Shark Tank (DVS) Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) The Big Bang Theory Two and a Half Men

Jeopardy! (N)




KATU News at 6 (N)




C College Basketball Arizona at Washington. (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Shake It Up! I Good Luck Charlie Jessie Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Q Seinfeld Seinfeld W The King of Queens Seinfeld




Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) The Middle The Neighbors (N) Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2013

Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) Access Hollywood




Austin & Ally Shake It Up! Good Luck Charlie Austin & Ally Dog With a Blog Jessie A.N.T. Farm Good Luck Charlie Austin & Ally Jessie I Good Luck Charlie Jessie NUMB3RS Death of a computer researcher. NUMB3RS A mysterious aircraft is spotted. The Simpsons The Office Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan Sanjay Gupta; Ben Folds Five. (N) W The King of Queens Seinfeld




Moonshiners “Adios, Mr. Still” Moonshiners “Moonshine Treasure Hunt” Moonshiners “Outlaw Cuts: Hat in Hand” (N) _ Moonshiners “Troubled Waters” News Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) Whitney “Sorry!” (N) Guys With Kids (N) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (N) ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) Nature (N) (Part 2 of 3) (DVS) NOVA Charles Lindbergh’s baby. (N) * Burt Wolf: Travels 6 O’Clock News (N) Access Hollywood TMZ (N) American Idol “Auditions No. 5” Auditions continue. (N) , NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns. From US Airways Center in Phoenix. (N) (Live) C (5:00) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets. (N) (Live)



The Chronicle

TMZ (N) Dog With a Blog



(:01) Castle “Recoil” (N)

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 11:00


KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

How I Met/Mother Rules of Engagement 2 Broke Girls (N) Mike & Molly (N) Extreme Smuggling “Weapons” (N) Shipwreck Men “A Mess in the Marquesas” The Biggest Loser “Lead by Example” Laila Ali leads a challenging workout. (N) Antiques Roadshow “Boston” (N) History Detectives

Hawaii Five-0 “Hookman” (N) KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Bering Sea Gold “Greedy People” Shipwreck Men “A Mess in the Marquesas” (:01) Deception “Why Wait” (N) NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Freedom Riders: American Experience Blacks and whites travel together. (DVS)

Bones A roller derby skater is dismembered. The Following “The Poet’s Fire” (N) (PA) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ››› “Ratatouille” (2007, Comedy) Voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm. FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Pure”

10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Gravity Falls Good Luck Charlie Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) Shake It Up! Jessie The Simpsons The Office

Family Guy

Family Guy



Family Guy


Family Guy


Family Guy



Family Guy


FEBRUARY 5, 2013 11:00


The Taste Comfort food dishes; elimination. NCIS “Canary” (N) (DVS) Dual Survival “Untamed: Ecuador” (N) Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday

The Bachelor (N) NCIS: Los Angeles “Kill House” (N) Vegas Jack has devastating news for Mia. Dual Survival “Twin Peaks” (N) Africa Sahara, the greatest desert on earth. Smash “On Broadway; The Fallout” Derek deals with a damaging accusation.

KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Dual Survival “Twin Peaks” NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno

Pioneers of Television “Miniseries” Raising Hope (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Jessie Shake It Up!

Silicon Valley: American Experience (N) (DVS) Oregon Experience New Girl “Table 34” The Mindy Project 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog A.N.T. Farm Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie

Lost & Found 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) A.N.T. Farm Austin & Ally

House “Cursed” Demanding. House “Control” New board chairman. The Simpsons Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Seinfeld “The Deal” Seinfeld “The Rye” The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Cougar Town (N) The Big Bang Theory Conan W The King of Queens Seinfeld

The Office

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Yard Work

Artisan Concrete All types of concrete work. “Many Happy Customers� 503-396-6196 CCB#183456 Gen Const/Repair Remodeling, garages, decks, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom Over 35 yrs exp. CCB# 132165 Millennial Enterprises (503)438-4031


Misc Services

Juan’s Yard Maintenance Quality Work, Hedging, Edging, Mowing, Clean Gutters, Lay Bark Dust, Clean-up & Hauling. Licenced & Free Estimates 503-396-7828

!!Wanted!! in Columbia Co. DEAD or ALIVE Scrap Metal 503-397-3481 Free Removal


$I PAY CASH$ FOR ALL CARS, TRUCKS, VANS, or any large amounts of scrap metal. We’ll load it and haul it off and pay you CASH on the spot. Call 503-3698186 or 503-438-6099

Cleaning Services Maria’s House Cleaning Licensed, Professional cleaning. Insured & Bonded. Natural cleaning materials. $20/hr. Will clean the whole house, doors, windows (inside), bottom base boards, fridges, cabinets, blinds, ovens. Free estimates. Refs avail. Call anytime Cell: 503-396-3857 Hme 503-397-9821

Big John Salvage The hunt’s on! Cars, Appliances, Metal Scrap. If you don’t want it we’ll come get it. Free recycling 503-369-5399 Having a Garage Sale? Don t forget the deadlines!!

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Construction Services

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Day Care


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Help Wanted

Paul’s Tree Service No bush too small, no tree to tall call Paul. Specialized in danger trees, take downs, pruning Lace Leafed Maples & ornamental shrubberies, chipping, senior discount, free estimates. LLC#169770. Lic., Bonded & Insured. 5438274 or cell 503-4400723

Open 6am/6pm with considerations for compressed work week. State Licensed, CPR/First Aid certified. For more information call: 503-410-4492

grade school and teaching them manners, responsibility, and social skills for years to come. Stop by and see our new two year old and kindergarten rooms, our private outside play area, existing classrooms and meet our fabulous staff. Feel free to call for a tour or stop by for a walk in tour. (503)4105158. We are located just around the corner from the DMV at 500 Columbia River Highway #450 in St. Helens.

DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-772-5295.

9-1-1 COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District (C911CD) is conducting a hiring process for full-time Communications Specialists. Log on to and click on ‘Hiring’ or information will be mailed by calling 503397-7255 ext. 2221 and leaving name and mailing address.

Drivers: GORDON TRUCKING - CDL-A Drivers Needed! Dedicated and OTR Postions Now Open! $1000 Sign on Bonus. Consistent Miles, Time Off! Full Benefits, 401k, EOE, Recruiters Available 7 days/week! 866-435-8590

Holmes Sweet Home is a Licensed Registered Family Child Care Home located in St. Helens, that is now able to accept more children ages 2-12. Since this is an in home daycare I am able to offer more of a comfortable “home like� experience for children, also affordable prices. My hours are Monday through Friday 6am-6pm. $15 for a half day (5 hours or less) and $30 for a full day (anytime over 5hrs a day). I am CPR & Frist Aid certified. Please call me, Shayla Holmes, if you would like to take a tour or have any questions. (503) 438-0042


Day Care 2 immediate openings in my active, fun, loving day care, with a large fenced back yard in St. Helens. I have owned my day care for 7 years, registered with the state, CPR Cert, and serve healthy food. My kids and I love having the kids in our home and hope you will join us as well. Contact Marion 366-9465 and cell, 408-458-6353. No State Pay.

Monkey Tree Learning Center has expanded due to high demand! We are a secured facility, state certified childcare center and preschool accepting ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We have age appropriate classrooms to keep your child learning and having fun all day long. (We’re open from 6am to 6pm!). All of our classrooms have a structured daily schedule and curriculum that will keep your child challenged and advancing, preparing them for

Columbia City Daycare A new, licensed child daycare opening in Columbia City. Full or Part time openings for all ages, infants, toddlers, before/after school. Large covered deck for outside activity during inclement weather. Large fenced yard with play structure and outdoor games. Weather permitting, occasional daytrips to local parks. Play and educational activities, help with homework.

3 BDR, 1.5 BA townhome, w/s + yard care pd. 515 S. 8th. #10 $795 MUST SEE, 3 BDR, 1.5 BA w/garage & covered porch w/s/g & yard care pd. 385 N. 16th #1. $875 HOMES FOR RENT



MUST SEE 3 BDR 2 BA super nice w/ large yard & garage. Pet ok on approval. 33881 E. Columbia Ave $1200

QUIET STREET, 3 BDR, 1 BA, new carpet/paint etc., large covered parking + workshop & storage. 2500 7th St. $1000


MUST SEE, 3 BDR, 2 BA + bonus room & loft, fenced yard & extra storage. 555 “A� St. $1195

EXTRA NICE 2 BDR 1 BA w/d included & garbage & yardcare. 185 Wonderly Dr. $725

Alcoholics Anonymous Info-line, (503)366-0667 WEIGHT LOSS GROUP Starts Feb 5th Naomi, 503-883-3072



ALCOHOL & DRUG, Overcomer Outreach Monday 7 pm 503-543-3028 or 503-369-0337 Christian 12-step (No Preaching)


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QUIET STREET large yard, 3 BDR, 1 BA + garage, extra storage & RV parking. 52400 Miller Rd. $1100.

GUITAR LESSONS Full Time Instructor Limited Availability Call Now 503-367-8728

Driver - $0.03 quarterly bonus, plus $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. Daily or Weekly pay. CDL-A, 3 months current exp. 800-414-9569 Drivers: Home Nightly! Portland Reefer Runs. CDL-A 1 yr Exp Reg. Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1866-336-9642

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THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM TO SEE YOUR SHADOW HERE! Custom home by Stone Builders with over

RV PARKING! 3 BDR, 2 BA, large garage, sm pet ok on approval. 33866 SE Oak. $1200

3100 SF, 4 BR, 2 ½ BA, Birch hardwood floors in kitchen, eating area and entry. Large storage area or possible 5th BR . Deck, Skylights, Blt-in Vac, A/C, 3-car garage, RV parking and a private backyard. Located on 2.39 acres, this home is a Must See! 503.396.1326 ML#12422864



PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL SAYS THIS IS AN AMAZING BUY!! With the best river and mountain view on the market in this area, this beautiful home sits on 2 acres in a private neighborhood offering 3 BR, 2 ½ BA, 3600 SF, granite counters, open floor plan, 3-car garage plus workshop area, all necessities on main floor and an amazing view from nearly every room in the house! One of a kind! 503.939.7773 ML# 11086674

COZY 2 BDR 1 BA – Cute, cute + some storage. 176 S. 4th $625 GREAT PRICE, 3 BDR, 2 BA w/den, garage & fenced yard. 254 N. 6th $995 AMAZING 1910 HOME! 3 BDR, 1.5 BA. New ZLQGRZV ZRRG ÀRRUV A/C + extra storage. 155 N. 2nd. $1295

Join Guardian Management LLC at Gable Park in St. Helens, OR as our newest PT Maintenance Technician. Please visit our website at: for full job description and to apply. Lead Mechanic Dump Truck Diesel Fleet Full time swing shift position. 5 yrs exp required. Foreman exp a plus. Available immediately, drug test is req. Pay is determined by exp. Email resume to: MikeF@ or apply in person at: 2631 Scott Ave Vancouver, WA 98660 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Transportation Maintenance Specialist Clatskanie ODOT maintenance crews are skilled in operating light and heavy equipment, performing manual labor and maintaining, repairing or reconstruct roadways, highways, freeways, and bridges. The Clatskanie Maintenance Team has one full time permanent position available to individuals with a background in highway/roadway maintenance or construction. For job details, requirement and application instructions please visit and search for announcement ODOT13-0185oc. This announcement will remain open until 11:59 pm on February 8, 2013. ODOT is an AA/EEO Employer, committed to building workforce diversity.


Boats & Motors

Renee Pizzo Real Estate Broker 503.396.1326

503-543-7929 Fax

Molly Hruska, Principal Broker 503.939.7773 Julie Curry, Principal Broker 503.396.6770

14ft Harbercraft, 84� wide, 25HP electric start. EZ loader trailer. Used 6+ times. $7K. 503-396-0205

Karen Blades, Principal Broker 503.807.2516 Deb Parmley, Principal Broker 503.887.4577

Boat top repairs; drop curtains, upholstery snaps, zippers, etc. Suzi (503)396-1548

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Asphalt Paving Septic Tank Replacement Septic Pumping





Drum Lessons, learn to play or play better. 503-397-4268

Bankruptcy Help Be Free from Debt Today! Chapter 7 only $795 plus Filing Fee. 503-293-8493





OLDE TOWNE BARBER SHOP Curt Epperly, owner 295 S First 396-2087 (503)709-1878 COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP Feb 6th, 6:30pm Naomi, 503-883-3072

AL-ANON 503-397-5859, 543-7191, 369-1195



sand filters site prep standard systems underground utilities roads, driveways Free Estimates Reasonable Prices


NRA HANDGUN SAFETY Concealed Handgun Permit Class OR, FL, AZ, ME, NH, VA. On-site or Off-site Individual or Group

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Goodwill JOB CONNECTION is a free job search and referral program designed to assist you in locating employment within the community and surrounding areas. We also help with resume or interviewing assistance. For additional information, please visit of call the Scappoose office located in the store at: *51651 SE 2nd St., Scappoose, OR 97056 *(toll free) 1-877-6765872 Mon-Fri 9-4pm Last Appt Take at 3:30 pm.



10 $12

CPR-AED First Aid Basic Life Support

Drivers: We value our drivers as our most IMPORTLANT ASSET!! YOU make us successful!! Top Pay/Benefits Package! CDL-A Required. Join our team NOW! 1-888414-4467





51891 Old Portland Road, Suite “A�, Scappoose OR 97056 Kristie Flanagan, Licensed Property Manager

Columbia County


Craft Classes

Health & Nutrition

River City & Rentals Northwest 503-543-4440 Phone


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Randy Johnson 503-410-4875 503-397-4947 


COMMUTER CONNECTION Looking for a ride to work? Looking for someone to share the cost of commuting? Forming a carpool?


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736 Pets

Houses Unfurnished

Rooms for Rent

‘07 Camry SE, 116K miles, $11K obo. Newer tires, new brakes, runs exc. 503-396-0042

Home Alone Critter Care A wonderful way to allow your pets the comfort and safety of their own home while you are away or working lng hours. Walking and taxi service also available. All pets, indoor & outdoor. www.crittercare Free Consultation Licensed, Bonded & Insured. 503-860-6470

Cozy older 2 bd. Col. City , mtn. view, garage, RV parking, basement storage, dead-end St. W/D, refrid. & range. Garb. included. $725 mth w/garage, $675 w/out. NO smoking NO pets NOHA/CAT OK. 503987-1429

Rooms for rent, 2400 sq.ft. house. 2 rms avail, 3 if needed. Background check required. $450/mth incls utilities. 503-816-1151

NEW HOMES for lease in St. Helens. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, fenced. Call Bob for details. 503-407-7645

Mobile homes, need repairs. $400 WSG included. Rainier, OR 503-556-0409


Nice 2 bdrm, 1 bth, lrg living rm, nice kitchen, stove/refr, gas heat, deck out back. Small yard & separate garage. Nice in and out. $800 + dep. No pets/smoking. We pay garbage/dishwsh/hook up for wsh/dryer. Available now 503-369-9801 or 503-366-1169

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Wanted Autos !Columbia County’s! Top Cash 4 Junk Cars, Trucks and Motorhomes. *Titles not required* “Scrappy” 503-397-3481 $CASH$ PAID FOR CARS & TRUCKS, RUNNING OR NOT. FREE REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES. 503-285-1808 GRUMPY’S We buy scrap cars. Up to $200. 503-543-5533 We buy junk/broken cars, trucks, vans, heavy equip. Top $$ paid up to $400! No title needed. 503-438-6099 or 503-369-8186


Garage Sales Annual Church Basement Sale Fri & Sat February 1st & 2nd RAINIER COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD 321 West C St., Rainier Clothing, household items, furniture and more! Cinnamon rolls, soup and pie. BARN SALE Rain or Shine Friday Feb 1 9am - 2pm 58741 S. Bachelor Flat Road Primitives, antiques, collectables, home decor. Some items are not marked, please make reasonable offers. Buying Gold, Silver, Coins, Guns 503-308-2494


Appliances Washer, Frigidaire front load, white 3 yrs old. $350. Dryer, Maytag electric, 5 yrs old. $150. Both in ex. condition. 503-366-4053


Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW St. Helens February 2-3 Columbia County Event Complex Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3 Admission $6 1(800)659-3440


Tools SAWMILLS from only $3997.00. MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com, 800-578-1363 ext. 300N.


Fuel & Firewood Firewood $130/cord Jim, 503-543-3251 Seasoned Fir firewood. $180/cord, delivered. 503-369-1299

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(2) Pure bred Chihuahua pups. F. teacup $300, F. sm. $250. Parents on site. 503-396-9962. Pls lv msg re: ad I will return your call ASAP Boarding for Dogs at Big Meadow Farm. Reserve Early for Winter Travel 503-366-3565 Columbia Humane Society offers dog baths every Sat only, 11:303:30 p.m. Prices vary by size and coat ($5-$16) more details at By appt. 503-397-4353 We are also at All About Pets, 53567 Columbia River Hwy, Scappoose. Day & hrs the same. By appt. 503-543-5740 DOG OBEDIENCE the best in training. Next class February 16th Mary Kiblan 503-397-0460


Boarding matted stalls, lighted indoor 60x120 arena. Partial care, we feed mornings, turn-out available. 503543-7406 for more info.


Feed & Supplies Excellent Straw $2/bale, Deer Island 503-397-7198


Apts Unfurnished #27 2 bdrm Townhouse @ McCormick Park. 2 story home located in a woodsy setting. Big kitchen w/dishwasher, tub/shower, 3 closets, nice BBQ deck, W/D hk-up modern & secure, laundry/Garage avail. NOHA OK. No pets Equal Housing Opp. 1691 Old Portland Rd, St. Helens $799/mo. No move in fees. 503369-1553 1 bdrm, 1 ba apt., in Scappoose fourplex. Newly painted, carpet and linoleum. 503-397-4036 Make an appointment to see.


Houses Unfurnished #27 2 bdrm Townhouse @ McCormick Park. 2 story home located in a woodsy setting. Big kitchen w/dishwasher, tub/shower, 3 closets, nice BBQ deck, W/D hk-up modern & secure, laundry/Garage avail. NOHA OK. No pets Equal Housing Opp. 1691 Old Portland Rd, St. Helens $799/mo. No move in fees. 503-3691553 2 bdrm house in country. 34372 Bachelor Flat, SH. $800/mth, $900/dep. Pet neg, no smoking. 503-939-0673 2 bdrm house w/garage. Heat/Air Cond in Col. City w/mountain & river view. NOHA accepted. 503-705-3688 2 bdrm, 1 ba, lrg yard. No smoking/pets. $650/mth, $650 dep. 810 W. SH. Avail. Jan 15th. 503-397-2502 264 N 18th, 2 car gar, 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, fncd yrd. No Smkg/NOHA, 1 dog up to 10lbs. $35 app fee, $1250/mth. $500 dep. 503-366-1803 3 bdrm House in Scappoose. Country setting, 1 car garage, 1 full ba, range, fridge, DW, W/D, fenced yd. $1100/mth, $1100 sec dep., $20 per adult app fee. 503-396-0800 3 bdrm in SH, 2 ba, w/range, fridge, DW. Lrg family & living rm. W/D hk-up, 2 car garage, lrg yard. Garb pd. $1275/mth, $1275 sec dep, $20 app fee. 503-396-0800 3 bdrm, 1 ba, all appliances, lrg kitchen, laundry rm, garage, fncd yard. W/S/G pd. No smoking/pets. NOHA OK. Located in Deer Island. $775/mth + dep. 503-396-3275 3 bdrm, 2 ba, well maintained home in higher end neighborhood, no pets. $1250/mth. Shown by appointment. 503-3960042. Avail immediately 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, 1650 sq.ft. 59660 Oakridge St., SH. $1150/mth + dep, 1st & last. 503-396-9120 3 bdrm. 2 bth. in great neighborhood. Gas fireplace, new laminate floor, new carpet in bdrms., 2 car gar., fenced yard, 1500 sq. ft. $1100 mth. 59546 Catarine St. 503-5435996


OIG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC 1815 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens (503)396-5436 St. Helens: 34920 Burt Rd. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Two story Townhouse w/garage and deck. $850 plus deposits. 315 S. 4th St. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Electric fireplace, detached shop with garage, new carpet, laminate floors, freshly painted. $850 plus deposits. RV Space at 35480 Division. Space is approx. 35’x30’ and includes water, garbage and use of the laundry facilities. $275/mth. 354 S. 6th St., 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Two story Townhouse with open floor plan. $850/mth + dep. Many of our units are pet friendly. Please check our website for more availabilities and information of properties. Sorry, we no longer accept NOHA. 503-396-5436

Scappoose 3+2. family living. 2 car+shed. No pets/smkg. All fncd. $1100+ 503-396-9466 Sm guest house in St. Helens available midJan. $575 + dep. W/G incl. 503-410-9997 St. Helens 3 bdrm house, comes w/range, fridge, DW, W/D hk-ups. 1 full ba, 1 car garage, fenced yard. $1000/mth, $1000/sec dep. $20 per adult app fee. 503396-0800


Duplexes 1 level, oversized master bdrm w/walk-in closet. Choice location, finished garage w/W/D hk-up, DW. No Smoking. 55+ refs required. $750/mth. 503-8105661



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Mobile Homes Space Mobile Home spaces available. $375/mth. Rainier OR. WSG included. 503-5560409


RV Space RV spaces available. $300/mth. Rainier, OR. WSG included. 503-556-0409


Commercial Space Approx. 3700 sq.ft. Commercial Bldg. Approx 7000 sq.ft lot at 1465 Columbia Blvd. $750 1st+last plus $750 dep. $2250 to move in. 503-3967139 Coffee Kiosk/Hut location. West Lane Rd & Honeyman Rd intersection by Scappoose Industrial Airpark. Contact: 503-804-2652


Homes for Sale by Owner FOR SALE BY OWNER Deer Island School 64535 Columbia River Hwy 6,370 SF bldg on 1.71 acres. Appraised at $160,000. Contact Janine Salisbury, Business Manager, St. Helens School Dist. 503-366-7225 Nice condo in SH 2 bdrm, bonus rm, 1.5 bth, single garage, deck, recently updated kitchen and baths. Centrally located near St Helens FCU. Partially furnished or furnishings negotiable. HOA dues $150 per mth covers w/g, exterioir & ground maintence. Priced to sell at $64,900. Call 503-201-4473 after 5 PM and weekends.


Homes for Sale Moduline 1985, 14X66. 2 bdrm, 1 ba w/garden tub, W&D, Stove, fridge, AC. Larger sunroom, shed. 10% down payment $215.01 OAC. Call Bill 503-366-1417


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2 bdrm, 1 ba, range, refer, DW, micro. Lg storage, covered porch. W/S/G pd. $750/mth. 317 S. 8th St SH 503-366-0802

2 bdrm, 1 ba, 840 sq.ft, ‘77 Fleetwood. WD, stove, fridge, DW, new carpet & vinyl, new paint inside/out. New decks, awning, storage shed. Good location, movein ready. $21,000 payment $239.13 10% down, space rent $300 OAC. What a Deal. $539.13 monthly. Call Bill 503366-1417

Lg 2 bdrm Apt in 3-plex close to olde towne Level entry, new flooring, garb pd. Lg private storage, washer & dryer hkup inc., fenced backyard in quiet St. Helens neighborhood. Pet considered. $750/mo + 750 dep. 503-310-1496

3 bdrm, 2ba, 1344 sq.ft. 1995 Fleetwood. W/D, stove, fridge, DW, New carpet, new paint thru out. Nice deck, lrg storage shed. Good location, move-in ready. $42,000 payment $442.86, 15% down, space rent $320 OAC. What a deal. Call Bill 503-366-1417


Rooms for Rent Room for Rent $250/mth + split utilities. 503-557-9283

Moduline 1985, 14X66. 2 bdrm, 1 ba w/garden tub, W&D, Stove, fridge, AC. Larger sunroom, shed. 10% down payment $215.01 OAC. Call Bill 503-366-1417


Mobile/Manuf. Homes REDMAN 1990, 14x60, 2bdrm, 2 ba, L/hook-up, new vinyl in baths, new carpet thruout. New decks, awning, new paint inside/out. Nice shed. 10% down, $24,950 payment around $260 OAC. Call Bill 503366-1417. Scappoose 1848 sf, 3 bdrm, living room & family room, bay window, nice appliances, corner lot. Only $52,900. 503-722-4500


Public Notices CH13-932 Legal Notice: The following unit’s will be sold at public auction on February 14, 2013 at 10:AM for nonpayment of rent and other fees, at Scappoose Secure Storage, 53365 Columbia River Hwy., Scappoose, OR 97056. Phone 503543-6861. Auction to be pursuant to auction rules and procedures of Scappoose Secure Storage. Rules are available upon request. A non-refundable bidder’s fee of $10.00 will be charged. John Comoza Unit #129 Bridget Dunnington Unit #121 Karrie Durie Unit #55 Jesse Chasteen Unit #33 Kirk Brisset Unit #47 CH13-931 The McNulty Water People’s Utility District’s monthly District Board meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 5th 2013: 7:00 p.m., at 34240 Millard Road in Warren, Oregon. The first reading of Ordinance No. 12/132: The System Development Charge will be read. Review of Resolution No. 12/131: Adopting a Methodology and Establishing a fee for its Water System Development charge will be considered for adoption at the public hearing, scheduled on March 5th, 2013. The public is invited to attend. CH13-929 IN THE MATTER OF THE CIVIL FORFEITURE OF: Seized from Tracy S. LeDoux and Doria Watson on November 30, 2012 1. $3,987.00 United States Currency NOTICE TO POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS AND ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY!!!! IF YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE YOU MUST “CLAIM” THAT INTEREST OR YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOSE THAT INTEREST. TO “CLAIM” AN INTEREST, YOU MUST FILE WITH THE “FORFEITURE COUNSEL” NAMED BELOW A LEGAL PAPER CALLED A “CLAIM”. THE “CLAIM” MUST BE SIGNED BY YOU UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY AND STATE (a) YOUR TRUE NAME; (b) THE ADDRESS AT WHICH YOU WILL ACCEPT FUTURE MAILINGS FROM THE COURT OF FORFEITURE COUNSEL; (c) A STATEMENT THAT YOU HAVE AN



Public Notices INTEREST IN THE SEIZED PROPERTY. YOUR DEADLINE FOR FILING THE “CLAIM” IS 21 DAYS FROM THE LAST DAY THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD SEE AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A “CLAIM” IS March 7, 2013. WHERE TO FILE A “CLAIM” AND MORE INFORMATION FORFEITURE COUNSEL: Columbia County District Attorney 230 Strand Street, Room 328 St. Helens, OR 97051 Phone Number: (503) 397-0300 SEIZING AGENCY: Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team 150 S. 13th Street St. Helens, OR 97051 Phone Number (503) 397-1167 SUMMARY STATEMENT OF BASIS FOR CIVIL FORFEITURE: Property described above was seized from Tracy S. LeDoux and Doria M. Watson on November 30, 2012 for civil forfeiture by the Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team (C.E.N.T.). The property is subject to forfeiture under Oregon Laws as proceeds of, and/or instrumentalities used in, the following prohibited conduct, and/or solicitation, attempt, or conspiracy to commit the following prohibited conduct: A) Possession of a Controlled Substance, B) Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and C) Manufacture of a Controlled Substance. FORFEITURE means that the property will be transferred to the government and persons with any interest in the property will be deprived of the interest without compensation because of the use of acquisition of the property in or through prohibited conduct as defined in ORS 131A. Publish: January 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th 2013 CH13-928 Notice of Sheriff’s Sale Of Real Property On Writ of Execution By virtue of a Writ of Execution issued out of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Columbia, in the case of JP MORGAN CHASE BANK< NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, its successors in interest and/or assigns, plaintiff(s) vs UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CLATYON B. NAYLOR, JR., UNKOWN HEIRS OF SHARON R. NAYLOR, THERESA MARIE MILLER, CLATYON RUSSELL NAYLOR, BRADLEY JAMES NAYLOR, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, defendant(s) together with written instructions, to me directed, commanding me to sell all of the right, title, interest and claim of the above named defendant(s) in and certain real property, on the 15th day of January, 2013, I levied on the defendant(s) right, title, interest and claim in and to the following described real property:

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Public Notices Lot 17, Block 83, City of St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon. Subject to the following; Easement dated May 4,1997, recorded May 5, 1997, in Book 211, Page 536. Deed Records of Columbia County, Oregon. In favor of City of St. Helens, for sewer line purposes. Situated in the City of St. Helens, County of Coluumbia and State of Oregon. More commonly known as 455 South 9th Street, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I WILL, ON THE 28th day of February 2013 @ 10:00 o’clock AM, inside the front door at the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, 901 Port Avenue, St. Helens, Oregon, sell the right, title, interest and claim of the defendant(s) in the above described real property subject to redemption as provided by law, to the highest bidder for cash, in hand, at public auction. SALE WILL BE SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL PRIOR LIENS. Jeff Dickerson, Sheriff Columbia County, State of Oregon By: DM Jirka Senior Civil Deputy CH13-927 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Probate Department

In the Matter Of the Estate Of GRETA JOAN SIRRS, Deceased Case No. 12-7097P NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Paula L. Sheeley has qualified and has been appointed as the personal representative of the estate of Greta Joan Sirrs, deceased. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required to present the claims, with proper vouchers, to the attorney for the personal representative, David Brian Williamson, Attorney at Law, 230 Columbia Boulevard, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051, telephone number: (503) 3972141, within four moths after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, 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.


Public Notices DATED and First Published on January 23, 2013 ESTATE OF GRETA JOAN SIRRS, DEC’D Paula L. Sheeley Personal Representative

CH12-923 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Preliminary Determination for Water Right Transfer T-10686 T- filed by Scappoose Sand & Gravel, Co., 33485 East Crown Zellerbach Road, Scappoose, OR 97056, proposeschanges in use and place of useunder Certificate 83470. The right allows the use of 0.03 cubic foot per secondfrom South Scappoose Creek in Sec. 1, T3 N, R 2 W, W.M. for washing gravel in Sec. 12. The applicant proposes to change the character of use to an instream right with place of use in South Scappoose Creek at the point of diversion in Sec. 1. The Water Resources Department proposes to approve the transfer, based on the requirements of ORS Chapter 540 and OAR 690-380-5000. Any person may file, jointly or severally, a protest or standing statement within 30 days after the last date of newspaper publication of this notice, [January 30, 2013]. Call (503) 9860883 to obtain additional information or a protest form. If no protests are filed, the Department will issue a final order consistent with the preliminary determination. CH13-925 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE The Trustee under the terms of the Trust Deed described herein, at the direction of the Beneficiary, hereby elects to sell the property described in the Trust Deed to satisfy the obligations secured thereby. Pursuant to ORS 86.745, the following information is provided: 1. PARTIES: Grantor: NATHAN F. HOERAUF and LINDA C. HOERAUF Trustee: TICOR TITLE Successor Trustee: NANCY K. CARY Beneficiary: WASHINGTON FEDERAL SAVINGS 2. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The real property is described as follows: PARCEL 1: All that part of the South half of the Northwest quarter of Section 13, Township 4 North, Range 5 West of the Willamette Meridian, Columbia County, Oregon, lying West of the Nehalem River and East of the East boundary line of the right of way of the Upper Nehalem Road. PARCEL 2: A strip of land in the North half of the Southwest quarter of Section 13, Township 4 North, Range 5 West of the Willamette Meridian, Columbia County, Oregon, more

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Public Notices particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of said Section 13; Thence 89° 11’ 00” West, along the North line of said North half of the Southwest quarter, 118.46 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod Surveyors Monument at the East right of way line of the Upper Nehalem Highway; Thence, following said right of way line South 51° 51’ 00” West 69.72 feet; Thence East 61.87 feet to a ½” pipe property corner monument; Thence continuing East 1175.0 feet, more or less, to the West bank of the Nehalem River; Thence Northerly, along said West bank, 60.0 feet, more or less, to the North boundary line of the North half of the Southwest quarter; Thence, along said North boundary, South 89° 11’ 00” West 1080.0 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 3. RECORDING: The Trust Deed was recorded as follows: Date Recorded: February 19,2004 Recording No. 0402235 Official Records of


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4. DEFAULT: The Grantor or any other person obligated on the Trust Deed and Promissory Note secured thereby is in default and the Beneficiary seeks to foreclose the Trust Deed for failure to pay: Monthly payments in the amount of $2,916.00 each, due the first of each month, for the months of July 2012 through October 2012; plus late charges and advances; plus any unpaid real property taxes or liens, plus interest. 5. AMOUNT DUE: The amount due on the Note which is secured by the Trust Deed referred to herein is: Principal balance in the amount of $340,480.35; plus interest at the rate of 5.625% per annum from June 1, 2012; plus late charges of $455.20; plus advances and foreclosure attorney fees and costs. 6. SALE OF PROPERTY: The Trustee hereby states that the property will be sold to satisfy the obligations secured by the Trust Deed. A Trustee’s Notice of Default and Election to Sell Under Terms of






Oregon Highway 202 (milepost 18.8; Buttercup Slide) Construction on OR 202, also called Nehalem Highway, consists of constructing a retaining wall to repair a slide area 18 miles southeast of Astoria and includes paving and striping the roadway. A new guardrail will be installed as well. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. During all other times, the road will continue to remain as a self-regulating one-lane road. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone


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Trust Deed has been recorded in the Official Records of Columbia County, Oregon.

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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 February 6, 2010 and recorded as Instrument No. Instrument No. 2010001415 given by Terry Joe Thomas and Katherine J. Tomas, husband and wife on property commonly known as 69021 Nicolai Road, Rainier, OR 97048 and legally described as: THE LAND REFERED TO HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF Columbia, STATE OF Oregon, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:


7. TIME OF SALE: Date: March 21, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, Oregon 8. RIGHT TO REINSTATE: Any person named in ORS 86.753 has the right, at any time that is not later than five days before the Trustee conducts the sale, to have this foreclosure dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due, other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred, by curing any other default that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Trust Deed and by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together with the trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amount provided in ORS 86.753. You may reach the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at 503-684-

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Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Lisa Summers, Paralegal, (541) 6860344 (TS#15148.30510 DATED: October 31, 2012 /s/ Nancy K. Cary Nancy K Cary, Successor Trustee Hershner Hunter, LLP P.O. Box 1475 Eugene, OR 97440 CH13-913 IN THE CIRUCIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, Vs. KATHERINE


TO THE DEFENDANTS: Unknown Heirs or Devisees for the Estate of Terry Thomas, deceased 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


area. The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2013. U.S. Highway 30 at Millcreek Road (milepost 94.42 to 95.11) This project consists of replacing a culvert with a bridge along US 30 just east of Astoria. The scheduled work includes installation of the bridge end bents. Access to the old Columbia River Highway, located at the project site, has been permanently closed and flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2014. Tree removal on Highway 30 (milepost 85.8 to 89.1) ODOT will begin a tree

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removal project along a 3mile stretch of Highway 30 between Astoria and Svensen that will improve safety and minimize closures due to falling trees during winter storms. While improving safety, the project is also expected to help protect the environment by providing trees that can be used to address riparian enhancement and protection in some of the corridor’s fish-bearing streams. The corridor encompasses three separate fish bearing streams. Because of this, ODOT is working closely with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to enhance stream habitat. The trees targeted for removal have created problems during recent winter storms by hanging over Highway 30, and numerous vehicles traveling on the roadway. “They fall and block the highway and shade it so that ice on the road doesn’t

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ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFORM THE TRACT DESCRIBED IN CONTRACT BETWEEN WILLARD J. JONES AND JEANETTE JONES, VENDORS AND CHARLES D. FOX AND MARIA R. FOX, VENDEES, RECORDED JUNE 15, 1979, IN BOOK 224, PAGE 361, DEED RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON. The complaint seeks to foreclose and terminate all interest of Unknown Heirs or Devisees for the Estate of Terry Thomas, deceased,Unknown Heirs or Devisees for the Estate of Terry Thomas, deceased 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 January 9, 2012. If you have questions,

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Road project could means delays in getting to the coast Anyone headed to Astoria over the next couple of months should be aware of several construction projects from the Oregon Department of Transportation that could result in traffic tie-ups and delays.



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 www.oregonstatebar.o rg or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. Attorney for Plaintiff, /s/ James A. Craft James A. Craft #090146 [jcraft@] SHAPIRO & SUTHERLAND, LLC 1499 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 255 Vancouver, WA 98683 (360)260-2253; Fax (360)260-2285 S&S No. 12-110422

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thaw,” said ODOT Forester Daniel Lepschat. “They also create dangerous obstacles to motorists and obstruct vision.” A timber contractor is removing a narrow strip of trees on both sides of the highway between the Svensen Junction (milepost 85.8) and just east of the John Day River (mile post 89.1). The trees are as small as one inch in diameter and a few are as large as 20-inches. Generally the trees range in size from six to 14 inches. The project is expected to continue at least 45 days. One lane of travel within the corridor will remain open at all times; flaggers will be on scene to control traffic. Motorists can expect delays to last no longer than 15-20 minutes.

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Narrow victories lead to St. Helens win BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

PORTLAND — In a meet that came down to four events decided by less than a second, the St. Helens Lions were able to get past the Parkrose Broncos in a boys dual swimming meet on Jan. 24. St. Helens won three of those four close events to help earn a 9376 victory. “We had some great races and our team won the majority of them. It was pretty exciting,” said St. Helens coach

Bill Rash. The Lion girls had an easier time, winning nine of 11 events for a 105-64 win. Senior Devon Brady willed himself to two slim victories for the boys. He won the 200 freestyle by .66 seconds. He later won the 100-yard freestyle by twohundredths of a second over a different Parkrose swimmer, finishing in 53.92 seconds. Lion junior Andrew Collson edged a Bronco by .17 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 23.79 seconds.

Freshman Cameron Lein had the most comfortable individual win for St. Helens. He beat out teammate Dillon Swatski by four seconds in the 100 backstroke. The Lion boys also won the 200 medley relay. “David Sumsion and Jonathan Prevish did some lifetime best swims,” Rash said. Sumsion was on the wrong end of the Lions’ lone one-second loss. He swam the breaststroke in 1:16.42, .32 seconds out of first. Prevish also came very

close to a MORE first-place ONLINE finish, his coming in See full the indiresults vidual from this medley. meet at Prevish thechronifinished in 2:22.73, with the winning time clocking a 2:21.02. Four Lion girls combined to win seven individual events and St. Helens finished first in the 200 medley

relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Senior Emily Spears took first in both the 200- and 100yard freestyle races. Sophomore Brook Hopkins won the individual medley and the backstroke. Junior Patience Marshall was first in the butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Jackie Prevish took first in the 100 breaststroke. In addition to the wins, the Lions took the top two spots in the IM and went 1-2-3 in the breaststroke. Rash said a few other

swimmers had some of their best outings of the season against Parkrose. “Lauren Chambers, Amy Sumsion and Hannah Spears all swam great. They have improved so much this year,” Rash said. Sumsion was third in the breaststroke and fifth in the IM; Chambers took fourth in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 free; and Spears was third in the 500 freestyle. St. Helens has its final home meet of the season at 4 p.m. on Jan. 31 against the Sherwood Bowmen.



Long has big week for Lions Indians are in third The Scappoose Indians (4-11, 22) proved they’re right in the thick of the Cowapa League race. The Indians nearly took down the secondplace Seaside Seagulls (14-4, 3-1) on Jan. 22, then beat the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers (3-14, 1-4) 46-40 on Jan. 25 to even their record in league and take sole possession of third place. In doing so, Scappoose continued an odd trend early in the conference season: Scappoose is 2-0 on the road and 0-2 at home. The Tribe will try to reverse that trend this week with a pair of home games. Scappoose played Astoria (512, 1-3) on Jan. 29 and hosts Tillamook (3-11, 1-3) at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.

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Tanner Long had two big games last week, leading the St. Helens Lions (8-8, 2-4) to a 60-41 win over the visiting Putnam Kingsmen (2-12, 2-4) on Jan. 22 and nearly instigating a come-from-behind road win over the sixth-ranked Sandy Pioneers (13-3, 6-0) on Jan. 25. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Long sparked an 11-0 Lion run early in the third against Putnam and St. Helens never looked back. Before that, the game was tied 23-23. Six of the Lions’ 11 field goals in the third period were from beyond the 3-point line as the team outscored the visiting Kingsmen 2911 in the quarter. In addition to Long’s two treys, senior Jared Bonney had two, senior Cody Galvin made one and junior Gage Bumgardner knocked one down. Long kept the team afloat in the second quarter, when he scored 11 of the team’s 13 points in the period. He finished with a game-high 18 points. The junior point guard also dished out five assists, swiped four steals and had three rebounds. Galvin also got in on the playmaking, finishing with 9 points and five assists on several heads-up passes. Senior post Nathan Hunter came close to a double-double with 9 points and nine rebounds. Bonney scored 10 points. A few nights later, a lull in the middle of the game proved costly for St. Helens. The Pioneers stayed unbeaten in league with a 50-44 win over the visiting Lions.

Scappoose senior Cassidy Hoglund goes up for a shot attempt against Seaside on Jan. 22.

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St. Helens junior Tanner Long averaged 21.5 points in two games last week.

Long sparked the Lions to a sixpoint lead in the first quarter. He scored 9 of St. Helens’ 13 points in the opening period. But Sandy held St. Helens to 4 points in the second quarter and 4 more in the third as the


Seaside snuck out of Scappoose with a 38-35 last week. Junior Abby Kessi led Scappoose with 9 points. Senior Kendall Keierleber scored 8, and junior Jenny Vardanega had 7. “Jenny Vardanega had a great game,” said Scappoose coach Kevin Buse. “We’re getting better. I still believe we’re one of the top three teams in the league,” Buse said after the Seaside game. “They’re playing hard and that’s all you can ask for as a coach.” No details were available at press time about the Tribe’s win over the Tigers. – Kyle Boggs

Pioneers took a 12-point lead into the fourth period. Again, Long sparked a St. Helens rally. He scored 14 points in the fourth

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St. Helens junior Nicole Harcourt drives to the basket against Sandy on Jan. 25.

St. Helens splits games The St. Helens Lions (8-8, 2-4) split a pair of Northwest Oregon Conference games last week. The Lions won on the road against the Rex Putnam Kingsmen (4-11, 2-4) 55-49 on Jan. 22. St. Helens then lost a 54-46 home game to the Sandy Pioneers (312, 1-5) on Jan. 25. St. Helens used a big second half and clutch free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to pull away from Putnam. The Lions trailed the Kingsmen by three at halftime. Then sophomore Rianne Tupper went off. Tupper scored 17 points in the second half. She finished the game with four 3-pointers and a game-high 22 points. Tupper, senior Jillian Ross and sophomore Michelle Sass also knocked down several clutch free throws in the fourth quarter. Those three combined to make 9-of-10 attempts in the final period. Ross finished the game with 15 points. She was 8-for-8 at the freethrow line for the game.

Against the Pioneers, the Lions got out to a slow start. St. Helens was hesitant to attack the basket in the first three quarters, which helped Sandy take an 11-point into the fourth quarter. The Lions became more aggressive getting to the rim in the fourth quarter. It looked like they had the Pioneer lead trimmed to 4 points with about two minutes to play, but a 3point attempt from Ross went halfway down before bouncing back out. Ross finished with 8 points and four steals. Sass led the team with 13 points, all of them coming in the second half. Both of St. Helens’ games this week are on the road. The Lions played at Liberty High School (7-9, 51) on Jan. 29 and then go to Parkrose High School (6-8, 3-3) on Feb. 1. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. To see box scores and additional photos from last week’s games, visit – Kyle Boggs

Once a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer from the Seaside Seagulls (8-10, 1-3) bounced off the back of the rim, the Scappoose Indians (8-9, 3-1) were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief on Jan. 22. The miss gave Scappoose a 43-40 win in a game in which the Indians trailed by 6 points with just under five minutes to go. Scappoose rallied late again against the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers (9-7, 4-0) on Jan. 25, but was unable to take a victory after tying the game in the fourth quarter. Y-C won, 6851. Senior Zach Smith led the Indians with 13 points against the Seagulls, including the final three of the game on a free throw and lay-in. He also had six rebounds and five assists. Senior Chris Tinning scored 12 points, had four rebounds and four steals. Senior Paul Revis ended the game with 8 points, four rebounds and three steals. Against Y-C, Smith scored 19 points and Tinning had 10. The Indians were down 13 at halftime before tying the game early in the fourth quarter. “We played well at times and out of control at other times,” said Scappoose coach Rahim Tufts. “We came back and tied it at the beginning of the fourth, but they ended up making more plays than us to win the game. They are playing extremely well and with a lot of confidence. With that, we still had chances to win, but came up short.” Scappoose had a tough time dialing in its shots from the perimeter. The Indians shot .500 on 2-point field goals, but shot .174 (4-for-23) on 3-point attempts. “I was proud of how our guys battled and came back and competed

the entire game,” Tufts said. “We just need to make shots.” There was a large discrepancy in free-throw attempts. Scappoose made 11-of-14 attempts in the game; Y-C was 19-for-36. Seventeen of the Tigers’ attempts came in the fourth quarter as the Indians fouled to try getting back into the game. The Indians closed out the first half of the Cowapa League season on Jan. 29 with a home game against the 10th-ranked Astoria Fishermen (14-4, 3-1). Scappoose hosts Tillamook (411, 1-3) at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. To see more on last week’s games, visit – Kyle Boggs

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Scappoose senior Paul Revis lays the ball in against Seaside on Jan. 22.

Ariel Viera

SHS senior is finalist for awards Ariel Viera is a finalist for two awards at the 61st annual Oregon Sports Awards. Viera, a senior at Scappoose High School, is one of three finalists for the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year Award in the 1A/2A/3A/4A female division. She is also one of three finalists for Prep Soccer Player of the Year among females from all classifications. Viera capped off an incredible four-year soccer career with 38 goals and eight assists her senior season. She finished her career with 116 goals. She was named first-team All-State three years in a row. The Oregon Sports Awards show takes place in the Stanford Theatre at the Tiger Woods Center on the campus of Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10. ESPN’s SportsCenter anchor and University of Oregon alumnus Neil Everett will host the show. Voting for the awards is taking place now at



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ODFW & WDFW have scheduled a hearing for Jan. 30, 2013, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel (8235 NE Airport Way, Portland) to discuss commercial and recreational seasons for spring chinook and sturgeon. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Weekend Fishing Opportunities Sturgeon fishing is fair in the Bonneville and John Day pools. Boat anglers experienced a lot of action on sublegal sturgeon with a few keepers in the mix. A few steelhead are being caught in the John Day Pool. Walleye anglers are catching a few fish in Bonneville and John Day pools.

and shad Columbia River mainstem, Buoy 10 to the I-5 bridge: Effective Jan. 1, this section of the river will be open to the retention of finclipped spring chinook, steelhead and coho with a daily bag limit of two adult salmon or steelhead (chinook longer than 24 inches and steelhead longer than 20 inches) and five jacks. Barbless hooks will be required when angling for salmon, steelhead and trout. Columbia River mainstem, I-5 bridge upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam: Effective Jan. 1, this section of the river will be open to the retention of fin-clipped steelhead with a daily limit of two fish. Retention of spring chinook is prohibited. Barbless hooks will be required when angling for salmon,

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steelhead and trout. Boat anglers had decent success for steelhead in the John Day Pool last week. Bank anglers are catching a few winter steelhead off the lower Columbia River beaches.

Sturgeon Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines: Effective Jan. 1, the following regulations are in place for this section of the river: Retention of white sturgeon is allowed seven days per week until further notice with a daily limit of one white sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length and an annual Oregon limit of one legal sturgeon for all zones state wide; retention of green sturgeon is prohibited; catch-and-release of sturgeon may continue during retention closures.

will be taught how to graft apple scions onto dwarf apple rootstocks. Each participant will receive five rootstocks to work with and supplies to secure the graft. Scion varieties will be available or participants can bring their own varieties they wish to graft. Cost of the workshop is $15. The class is limited to 20 people, so early registration will assure a place. To register, or for more information, call the Extension office at (503) 397-3462.

Yard, Garden and Patio Show will be Feb. 8-10 more The Yard, Garden and Patio pollen in show is a wonderful annual event. It was sponsored by the response to USDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rising CO2, thus Oregon Association of NursGlobal Change increasing allergy po- eries and now is sponsored by Laboratory is concerned tentials. One research project Dennisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Seven Dees Nursery. It will be at the Oregon Conventhat rising atmospheric carbon demonstrated that in a carbon dioxide levels might preferen- dioxide enriched environment, tion Center in Portland from Feb. 8-10. tially favor many of the plants poison ivy produced more of described as invasive weeds. the stuff that makes you itch. There are many great speakAs if invasive plants like HiNone of this is good. ers, exhibits, display gardens and lots of other events of inmalayan blackberry, Japanese knotweed, Canada thistle and Grafting workshop planned terest to the new or experienced gardener. There is a modest Scotch broom werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already in February the plant godzillas in the neighThe OSU Extension office entry cost that gets you in to all borhood. in St. Helens will host a graft- the seminars and other special The scientist is also coning workshop on Feb. 16 from events. For complete informacerned that plants may produce 9 a.m. until noon. Participants tion and speaker schedules,


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Wauna Powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam: Effective Jan. 1, the following regulations are in place for this section of the river as well as all Oregon tributaries except the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls (including Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River): Retention of white sturgeon is allowed three days per week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) until further notice with a daily limit of one white sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length and an annual Oregon limit of one legal sturgeon for all zones state wide; retention of green sturgeon is prohibited; catch-andrelease of sturgeon may continue during retention closures; until further notice, retention of sturgeon prohibited in the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls to the mouth including Multnomah

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is all right to remove the seedlings. Dig smaller trees that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been growing in deep shade. Trees should come from an elevation similar to the one in which they will be grown. It is best not to dig trees on a cold day or from frozen ground. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause traffic problems or leave a mess. Protect your seedlings from deer by either deer protecting tubes or by a repellent spray like Deer Awayâ&#x201E;˘. Protect from field mice girdling by wrapping the base of them stem with aluminum foil. Finally, trees should be transplanted as soon as possible after digging or purchasing them. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, place them in a garden bed to grow one more year and transplant the following winter. Forest tree planting should be complete by the end of March.

Planting forests, big or small (and Small Woodlands Assn. tree sale) Many landowners in Columbia County have a mix of forest and open ground. Often, there are small areas that need to be reforested. There are several ways to acquire the appropriate trees. You can order them from any of several nurseries. Generally, you have to order in bundles of 50-100 seedlings. Call us for contact information for these nurseries. The Columbia County Small Woodlands Association has an annual tree sale in St. Helens. You can purchase a variety of trees in very small quantities. The sale this year will be on March 9 at the Lawrence Oil parking lot in St. Helens from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They sell both forest tree seedlings, some native shrubs, and some ornamental tree seedlings. Get there early for the best selection. It is possible to transplant wild seedlings. Sometimes you can find them on a road rightof-way. It is always a good idea to contact the County Road Department to see that it

Sauvie Island Waterfowl Harvest Summaries (Jan. 27) Eastside 206 hunters harvested 202 birds, a rate of 1.0 birds per hunter. Westside 92 hunters harvested 77 birds, a rate of 0.8 birds per hunter.

Total 298 hunters harvested 279 birds, a rate of 0.9 birds per hunter.

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The CCVC 14U Crushers Black team won its third straight tournament on Jan. 19 in Banks. The team includes, from back left, Sarah Westlund, Emilee Webster, Natalie Munson, Kami Gray, Karmann Roesselet, Breana Edwards, Abby Russell, coach Tina Edwards; from front left, Mercedes Massey, Brianna Cathers and Abigail Austin.

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Indians Tribe rolls through league go after 4th title in a row BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

TILLAMOOK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In their final tune-up before the Cowapa League Championship Meet, several Scappoose High School swimmers further improved their marks during a double dual meet at Tillamook High School on Jan. 24. The Indian girls beat the Rainier Columbians head to head, 108-46, for the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone victory. Tillamookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls beat Scappoose 98-68. The Cheesemaker boys beat the Indians 110-48 and the Columbians won 115-44. Sophomore Stefany Alvarez had the top two finishes for the Indians. She won the 100-yard freestyle and took second in the 200-yard individual medley. Senior Marie Hannah had the next best finish for the Tribe girls, heading up a 2-3 finish in the 200 freestyle for SHS girls. Freshman Kayla Miller was third. Coach David Richmond said sophomore Baylee Maloney had a terrific meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of our standout performances this week came from Baylee Maloney, who worked hard this week and swam the 100 fly for the first time,â&#x20AC;? Richmond said. Maloney finished fourth in that event, one spot behind Hannah. The coach added that junior Lindsey Marquardt improved her time significantly in the 500-yard freestyle, as did senior Lucia Morud in the 100 free. Junior Sam Herscovitz topped the boys finishes. He was second in the 500-yard freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sam Herscovitz had a real solid meet, improving his time in his two individual events and broke 30 seconds in his backstroke split,â&#x20AC;? Richmond said. Seniors Keegan Carey and Gilberto Martinez finished third and fourth in the 50 free. This week Scappoose hosts the Cowapa League Championships, beginning at 4 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Eisenschmidt Pool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really looking for a large and hopefully loud crowd on Friday to push our girls and boys throughout the meet. Our girls are looking for their fourth league title in a row. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be tough, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for this team to reach that potential we talked about at the start of the season,â&#x20AC;? Richmond said. Richmond said the team has had three straight good meets and is hoping the Indians are peaking at the right time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for someone or a relay team to set the tone for us at the start of the meet to get us going early. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened three years in a row,â&#x20AC;? Richmond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get after it.â&#x20AC;?

After two blowout victories on Jan. 24, the Scappoose Indians head into their final Cowapa League dual match untested in conference competition. Scappoose beat Yamhill-Carlton 58-18 and topped Banks 66-8 in a double dual meet at Y-C. The Indians followed that with a trip to Hood River for the Elks Invitational on Jan. 26. Despite missing several wrestlers who were sick with the flu, the Indians finished seventh out of 17 schools and were the only 4A team in competition. Freshman Kurt Mode won the 106-pound bracket at the tournament.

while Apon and Taylor Walden both registered major decisions. Gadbois won a 5-0 decision. Banks forfeited six matches to Scappoose. In contested bouts, Foumal, Walden and Apon all recorded pins; Mode won by technical fall; Cody Erhardt won by major decision; and Logan Brooks won an 11-4 decision. Scappoose has its final dual meet of the season at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. The Indians wrestle on the road against the Tillamook Cheesemakers. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kyle Boggs

Parents can swim for free. Admission is $7 if registered before 4 p.m. Feb. 2 or $8.50 after 4 p.m. Parents must register their children in person and must sign their children out upon leaving. For more information, call the pool at (503) 3972283.

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CORRECTION: In The Chronicle on Jan. 23, it was reported Seaside beat Scappoose in a girls dual meet, 97-72. Scappoose actually won that meet against Seaside by the score of 97-72. The Chronicle regrets the error.



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Branden Bailey finished third at 285 pounds. Hunter Hoyt finished in a tie for third at 138, as he was unable to wrestle his final match because of the OSAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-match per day limit. Ben Gadbois and Alex Foumal both tied for fifth place, Gadbois at 132 and Foumal at 120. Bailey Apon added a sixth-place finish at 182. The Tribe overmatched both league opponents. Four of the Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11 wins against the Tigers came by forfeit. Bailey, Johnathan Tardif and Sue all had pins. Hoyt won by technical fall,

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