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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Man arrested after shooting roommate

SCAPPOOSE — Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies took a 61-yearold assault subject into custody on Dec. 8 near Scappoose, after the man allegedly shot his roommate in the Christopher stomach Compton the night before. On Dec. 7 at approximately 11:37 p.m., deputies received a report of a shooting victim at Good Samaritan Hospital. The victim, later identified as Thomas Bengtson, 46, of Scappoose, told medical staff at the hospital that his roommate, Christopher Compton, shot him in the stomach after an argument at their residence at 50685 Sattler Drive, in Scappoose. A CCSO detective went to the hospital, while deputies were sent to the residence. State police, along with officers from the Scappoose Police Department also assisted the deputies. Although the suspect was not located that night, he did return to the residence later the following day. Bengtson, who had also returned home from the hospital called 9-1-1 to alert them of Compton’s presence at the home. Deputies led an arrest team to the residence, with Scappoose, St. Helens and Oregon State Police officers assisting. Compton was taken into custody without further incident and he is currently in custody in the Columbia County Jail on charges of firstdegree assault, menacing and recklessly endangering, among other charges. Compton’s bail is set at $12,945.

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Shane Brooks gets a helping hand from his son Elijah while cutting down a Christmas tree at Marquardt Farm.

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Columbia County gets ready for holidays BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

For many, finding just the right Christmas tree can be nearly as important as the presents opened on Christmas morning. After all, what says Christmas more than a perfectly formed fir, dark green needles contrasting against twinkling lights, the rich scent of evergreen filling the room, and ornaments – passed down through the generations – hung with

precision and care? Is it any wonder that finding just the right place to buy a Christmas tree is nearly as important? For many families this means loading up the car with the mom, dad, the kids, maybe even Grandma and Grandpa and heading out to one of the nearly dozen local tree farms to find the perfect Noble, Douglas, Fraser or Grand fir, or maybe a Blue spruce, Scotch pine or even ­­­­ See TREES, Page A4

TRENHOLM TREE FARM 62313 S. Canaan Road, St. Helens (503) 397-3369 Open through Dec. 16: Monday–Friday from noon to dark and on weekends from 9 a.m. to dark. SHARI PHIEL / The Chronicle

Vance Clarke helps feed a customer’s freshly cut tree through the baler at Landgren Tree Farm in Scappoose.

Few answers for coal questions BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

For those attending an informational meeting sponsored by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, there were few answers to be found to the dozens of questions posed. While the meeting was intended to focus solely on Ambre Energy’s Coyote Island Terminal at Port Morrow in Boardman, members of Columbia Riverkeepers, the Sierra Club, several members of Clean Columbia County and interested residents attending the meeting were focused more on the local impacts at Port Westward and Columbia County. A small group also gathered in front of the school where the meeting was ­­­­ See COAL, Page A4

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ABOVE: Coal opponents wave their hands in support of their fellow speakers after being asked not to clap or cheer during a Dec. 5 informational meeting held by the Department of Environmental Quality at Clatskanie High School. LEFT: Coal opponents donned signs, T-shirts, buttons, hats and banners to make their opposition to the proposed coal terminal clear.

Cattle seized by county are moved to a new home BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

More than four months have passed since Columbia County seized approximately 160 head of cattle from Scappoose farmer William Holdner. But the fate of those cattle, which were recently moved from a temporary pasture on Highway 30 to a “working ranch where they can be accommodated during the winter,” has yet to be determined. The new location is

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not being revealed to protect the privacy and security of the owners of that ranch. “There’s ongoing litigation William Holdner and this whole case is charting new territory,” said Columbia County

­­­­ See CATTLE, Page A4

ED-KITTY’S CHRISTMAS TREES Blaha Road in Warren, south of the Fairgrounds. Quitting business. Some tall grass, wear boots. LANDGREN TREE FARM 32550 Church Road, Warren (503) 439-8340 Hours: Weekends through Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Handsaws available of they can cut your tree for you; snacks and refreshment stand. Noble and Nordmann fir trees; wreaths; hot chocolate and cookies available in a vintage delivery truck. NASTRUMS NEEDLES CHRISTMAS TREE FARM Watch for signs on Church Road in Warren. (503) 397-5997 U-cut trees and wreaths. Open 7 days/week, M-F 10 a.m.–dusk and Sat.–Sun. from 9 a.m.–dusk. MARQUARDT FARMS 53680 McKay Drive, Scappoose (503) 789-3843 or (503) 369-2815 Hours: self-service Monday–Thursday (call or send a message for a special appointments during these days); Fridays from noon–5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. U-cut, they cut or pre-cut Douglas, Grand, Noble and Fraser fir trees; Blue spruce; Scotch pine; wreaths; honey Noble and Douglas fir; wreaths CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN CHOOSE AND CUT 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Road, Scappoose (503) 621-3169 Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Deputies recover stolen items, arrest suspects Longtime 9-1-1 RAINIER — Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrived at an address in Rainier related to an ongoing investigation of a comBilly Stanfield mercial burglary in the area and came away with thousands of dollars of recovered stolen tools and equipment. The deputies also took one person into custody on unrelated charges. Big Horn Logging in Rainier was burglarized once over the Thanksgiving weekend and again on Dec. 1. According to the sheriff’s office, a large amount of property was stolen during the burglaries, estimated at over $10,000. At about 6 p.m. on Dec. 7, stolen property from the burglaries was located and recovered at 74149 Doan Road when deputies went

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to that location and gained consent to enter. Darren McLeod and Francis Degraffenreid, 32, both of Rainier confessed to the burglaries. All three were referred to the disctrict attoney’s office and charges are pending. William “Billy” Stanfield, 31, of Rainier, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for unrelated charges. Some of the items stolen in the first burglary included a plasma

The board of directors for the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District has announced that longtime administrator Lee Knowlton has resigned. Knowlton began his career at Columbia 9-1-1 back in 1987, working first as a communications specialist before moving into the roles of chief dispatcher, operations manager and finally administrator. Knowlton’s last day with the agency was Nov. 30. Luckily, the position won’t go unfilled for long as the board has Lee Knowlton already finalized a contract with Jeanine Dilley, who will serve as the next administrator. Dilley has many years of experience in the 9-1-1 industry in Oregon and has been the Director of the Klamath County 9-1-1 District for the last seven years. Dilley is expected to start her new position at Columbia 9-1-1 in January of 2013.

cutter and two gas cans. Items stolen in the second burglary included a pressure washer, a five-gallon diesel can, a tool box with tools, air tools, paint supplies and equipment with paint, a computer printer, various tools used for heavy equipment and an acetylen/oxygen cutting torch set. Deputies said most of the items taken in the two burglaries have now been recovered.

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Police Reports St. Helens Police Department Dec. 1 – A possible juvenile sex abuse is under investigation. Dec. 1 – A man reported the theft of items from his vehicle while it was parked at his residence. Dec. 1 – Alena Lee Johnson, 36, was arrested on an outstanding St. Helens Municipal Court warrant. Dec. 1 – Rusty Darrell Campo, 25, was arrested on an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. Dec. 2 – A male juvenile was reported as a runaway. Dec. 2 – Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 2154 Oregon St. Dec. 3 – A possible sex abuse is under investigation. Dec. 3 – Margaret C. Black, 52, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamines and unlawful delivery of

methamphetamine. Dec. 3 – Tina Marie Shelton, 42, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Dec. 3 – An adult male was reported as a missing person. Dec. 3 – The window of a business was broken at 1621 Columbia Blvd. Dec. 4 – A male juvenile was referred to the juvenile department for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. Scappoose Police Department Dec. 1 – Following a traffic stop on Columbia River Highway near NW Laurel Street, police arrested Anthony Stratton, 25, for failure to report as a sex offender, speeding and a detainer out of Multnomah County. Dec. 3 – Police responded to Fred Meyer on a report of criminal mischief III and theft III.

Dec. 4 – Police responded to the southwest side of Scappoose on a report of multiple cases of criminal mischief II. Dec. 4 – Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Columbia River Highway near SW Old Portland Road. Dec. 4 – Police assisted Oregon State Police in the 52000 block of NE Sawyer Street with a non-injury traffic crash. Dec. 5 – Daniel Mikesh, 24, was taken into custody near 52499 Columbia River Highway for violating his probation out of the Scappoose Municipal Court, and for parole and probation violation out of Columbia County. He was booked and lodged into the Columbia County Jail. Dec. 6 – Jeri Douglas was cited for driving while suspended following a traffic stop on Columbia River Highway near SW EM Watts Road. The

vehicle Douglas was driving was impounded. Dec. 6 – Police investigated a Department of Human Services cross report at the Petersen School. Dec. 7 – Police assisted Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies near Scappoose-Vernonia Highway and Wikstrom Road with a suspicious circumstance. Dec. 7 – Police took a report of a found bicycle in the 52000 block of SW Johanna Drive. Dec. 7 – Police assisted St. Helens Police in the 500 block of N. Ninth Street. Dec. 8 – Police assisted Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies in the 50000 block of Sattler Drive on a welfare check. Dec. 8 – Police took a report of a burglary II in the 52000 block of NW Second Street. Dec. 8 – Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up in the 33000 block of NW Mindy Way.

Lions Club gets SMART this holiday season The Lions of District 36-0 (NW Oregon) and Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) have signed a partnership agreement to work toward improving reading literacy. The partnership provides for developing working relationships between local Lions Clubs and local SMART programs in communities of Northwest Oregon that are served by both. SMART is a statewide, Oregon non-profit organization that envisions an Oregon where every child

can read and is empowered to succeed. The program uses community volunteers to read one-on-one with Pre-K through third grade students. SMART volunteers provide valuable reading support and mentorship to help strengthen literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. District 36-0 Lions “Project Kids” is a part of the Lions Clubs International “Reading Action Program.” The goal of the program is to reduce illiteracy throughout the world by providing reading programs in communi-

ties served by Lions Clubs. District 36-0 Governor Mary Lee Turner reports that, as of mid-November, 25 of the 48 clubs have a Project Kids program. “Our goal is to provide each child the best opportunity for success,” she said. Over the past 20 years SMART has served over 150,000 children in Oregon with over 100,000 volunteers. In the process, SMART has also given away over 1 6/28/12 2Project4:Layout million books. In NW Oregon there are over 100

SMART locations. For more information, go to For those interested in volunteering, call 1-971-634-1616. Turner encourages each club to help children the communities they serve by developing a project. “Last year,” Turner said, “Lions around the world planted millions of trees. This year we are planting the future by helping the children in each of the communities 11:42 Pageour 1 Project we serveAM through Kids.”

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Fire Reports Scappoose Fire District Dec. 3-7 – Units provided nine medical transports to hospitals and six medical assessments without transport. Dec. 4 – Personnel investigated a three-car motor

vehicle crash on Columbia River Highway. There were no injuries. Dec. 4 – Personnel responded to a non-injury motor vehicle crash on NE Sawyer.

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TOP: Colorful lights and Christmas carols could be seen and heard as the parade flotilla made its way down the Columbia River. CENTER LEFT: Reindeer may help lead Santa’s sleigh but they also help this ship navigate the annual Christmas Ship Parade, which docked in St. Helens on Dec. 8. CENTER RIGHT: An angel watches over the deck of one of the ships participating in the annual Christmas Ship Parade as it readies to leave the St. Helens City Docks. BOTTOM LEFT: Boy Scout Danny Romjue helps visitors young and old alike with the proper fitting for a life vest. BOTTOM RIGHT: Mrs. Claus gets a hug from an admirer during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in St. Helens on Dec. 8.

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TREES: local tree farms offer chance to support the local economy From PAGE A1 the European favorite Nordmann fir. Portland resident Phil Bussey drove from his home in Portland up to Warren to find the right tree. “It’s fun to see where the trees come from. And it’s fun not to just pull off Highway 30 and throw one on top your car and have a little more selection,” he said. “I like fresh trees, the fresh smell of pine,” said Cheryl Bates of Scappoose. “They smell wonderful. I go to these because the ones that are already precut die. This is kind of a tradition for me. Bates said she has been getting her Christmas tree from a tree farm for close to 30 years. “I like to support the local economy. I know that these trees are local and I know the people. I don’t know where the pre-cut trees come from,” she said. Buying a Christmas tree from a local tree farm can provide a boost to the economy. For many tree farms, Christmas tree crops are an important part of the year-round success of the farm. But if you think Christmas trees are a plantit-and-forget-it kind of crop, you couldn’t be more wrong. “Every two months there are things that you have to do,” said Chal Landgren of Landgren Tree Farm in Warren. “February is planting time. If we’re growing species that have insect problems, we’ll be watching for those in the spring, the first part of June. Then shearing and culturing takes place July through August.” Landgren certainly knows his Christmas trees. Along with owning and operating his farm, he is also the Oregon State University extension specialist on Christmas trees for the state. He’s also the only local seller of Nordmann firs, a European favorite for the holiday season.

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Opponents to proposed coal projects gather outside Clatskanie High School prior to the start of the Oregon Department of Environmental public meeting about the Coyote Island terminal in Boardman.

COAL: opponents not taking ‘we don’t know’ as answer

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Officials from the Oregon DEQ and Department of State Lands field questions from audience members during the public meeting. Most of the questions posed seem to fall outside the scope and limits of the agencies.

According to the DEQ, a cumulative analysis will not be performed as none of the projects would exceed the threshold of 50 tons of contaminants. Other questions asked at the meeting included: will permits be required for Port Westward, and if so what kinds of permits would they be; could third-party monitoring for contaminants be required in addition to self-monitoring, how will global climate change impact DEQ decisions, what kind of monitoring will be required for rail projects like the proposed Kinder Morgan export terminal and others.

Many of these questions could not be answered by DEQ officials, noting the “DEQ has limited focus and can only comply with state laws.” So far, Oregon DEQ has not received an application from Ambre Energy for the Port Westward facility, although it’s likely some kind of permit will be required. When that happens, similar question and answer sessions will once again be scheduled. For more information about the DEQ and the proposed coal projects, go to er/CoalExportProject.htm.

Those working to defeat the Ambre Energy and Kinder Morgan proposed projects aren’t taking “we don’t know” for an answer. Hundreds of opponents to the proposed coal export projects across the northwest are expected to attend a rally at Clark College in Vancouver prior to the start of a public hearing regarding the proposed Cherry Point terminal in Whatcom County. The rally will begin at 3:15 in the Fireside Lounge in Gaiser Hall/Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, in Vancouver, Wash. The hearing begins at 4 p.m.

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began foreclosure proceeding on the cattle with the goal of eventually recovering those costs once the case has been case against Holdner has been resolved. “Part of the standard procedure the county has to go through to recover our costs for the care of the animals is to foreclose on them, just as if we were foreclosing on a home or truck or anything else,” 11-16-11 3x2D Cuts:Layout Heimuller added.

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location and checking the health of the herd just after Thanksgiving. “The Humane Society has legal authority over every animal in the state. They have the authority to drop in at any time,” said Heimuller. “The visit we took out to the cattle the other day was a complete surprise drop in, no notice, no nothing. They’re not doing the everyday feeding but they are managing the feed and care. The cattle are still in the care of Columbia County.” The ongoing feed and care of the herd is a financial concern for the county as well. The county


Commissioner Henry Heimuller, who has been involved with the case since the animals were first taken from three properties in Scappoose and St. Helens owned by Holder. “The county has not typically been involved in large group animal seizures, especially where you have an owner who has been litigious before and involved in major, high profile cases before, and before this situation, already had a case pending for animal neglect and abuse,” Heimuller added. Holdner, 86, has previously stated the cattle were not neglected or abused as alleged by the county. But the county is moving forward with bringing the rancher to trial. Holdner is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 13 for a hearing and again on Dec. 26 for a pre-trial conference. Just who is caring for the herd has also come

under scrutiny recently. According to a statement released by the county commissioners, “The Oregon Humane Society continues to assist in monitoring the health and welfare of the cattle.” But Heimuller cautions against taking that information out of context. “OHS isn’t involved in the hands-on, daily care of the cattle, but the organization is still involved in the overall management and care of the herd,” he said. Heimuller and OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon spent several hours inspecting the new


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being held for a demonstration against the coal projects proposed for the Pacific Northwest. “I have concern about the impacts of the project. My question is about the drinking water source for Boardman, which is less than two miles upstream from this terminal,” said Regna Meritt of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. According to DEQ officials, wastewater from the Coyote Island terminal will be contained and no wastewater runoff will be allowed from the project. Although the DEQ has not yet required a similar set up for stormwater, that remains a possibility. The Dec. 5 meeting in Clatskanie meeting was the second of three informational meetings held around the state to discuss the Coyote Island terminal. When asked if the same kinds of permits required at Port Morrow will also be required at Port Westward, senior air quality permit writer Mark Fisher said, “We are still looking at the information associated with the project.” Like many attending the meeting, Columbia Riverkeeper’s Brett Vandenheuvel asked the DEQ to look at the bigger picture. “Given the five proposed projects, what is the DEQ doing to look at the cumulative impact of these projects?” asked Vandenheuvel.

“This gives me a chance to practice what I preach,” said Landgren “But it’s been a neat, family business, too. People who come to a tree farm do it for the experience. A lot of times it’s groups of families that have breakfast somewhere and then come get a tree. And now we’re see the kids of the people that first started coming to get Christmas trees. It’s really a lot of fun.” What makes a tree a great Christmas tree? “I look for fullness,” said Shane Brooks, who brought his 21-month-old son Elijah to Marquardt Farms in Scappoose to find a tree. “I cut my own tree every year. It’s a tradition.” Along with trees, many farms offer hot cocoa, cider, coffee and cookies to help on chilly or rainy days. Located just on the edge of Scappoose near the Scappoose Industrial Airpark, Marquardt Farms is certainly one of the most convenient tree farms. Along with a wide selection of trees, owner Jim Marquardt mixes up batches of (very tasty) snickerdoodle cookies for those coming to get a tree, along with hot cocoa, coffee and holiday music. For most tree farmers in the area, shoppers seem to be a little slower getting out this year. “We’re down about 15 percent from last year,” said Jim Marquart. Whether that’s due to the greater number of weeks between the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas, or the rainy weekends that seemed to plague November and December, no one know for sure. But no matter, there’s still plenty of time get a fresh cut tree. Some tree farms are open weekdays and weekends, others are open only on weekends, but all are open until just before Christmas. So whether you call it a Tannenbaum, yule-tree or just a plain, ol’ Christmas tree, there’s a perfect tree ready for your home.

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Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t want to eat your vegetables but you weren’t allowed to leave the table until you did? You’d sit and sit and your parents would try to coax you in a variety of ways into nourishing yourself but finally would break out the guilt card saying, “You know, there are hungry children in Africa who’d love to eat your Brussels sprouts!” To which you’d reply with the classic snotty go-to comeback that has been used throughout the ages, “Yeah, well, why don’t you send it to them, then?” At this point I will close the curtain on the sad scene that inevitably follows… But it brings me to those starving children in Africa whose vegetable eating habits we’ve been told to emulate since at least the ‘80s. In 1984, a dizzying amount of musicians got together to sing a Christmas song about a particularly devastating famine in Ethiopia to raise money that provided aide to those who’d suffered. You’ve all heard the song, “Do They Know It’s Christmastime?” but have you listened to the words? They’re disturbingly dark and composed to inflict maximum guilt during “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” These may be the scariest lyrics to a Christmas song, ever (unless you count the frightening suggestion of

and cans have dents in them. We throw out food for so many reasons, most of which are rather frivolous. If you want to do something more everyday besides writing a check to your

favorite non-profit, or you’re tired of Bono making you feel guilty about starving children in Africa, remember that by simply re-evaluating the size of that heaping spoonful of mashed potatoes headed for

your plate helps keep just that much more food from landing in the trash (and possibly accumulating around your waistline). You’re excused from the table, now.

so to do without wiggles or jiggles; to give writers smooth flowing letters; making each letter round, legible, and all the same size. Many had the left hand tied behind their back so everyone would write righthanded. A) In the day it was also thought to be proper in high society as daintiness with the little finger being seen sticking outward. B) Also is needed to remove, a (woops) from an overzealous eyebrow marker and even a lipstick over do. C) There is a need to use the little finger to guide one’s cup back to the saucer so not to spill its contents. D) It was also a known that man can’t drink water without our little fingers; it’s needed for cupping our hand. Also by being at our hands outer edge, keeps the other fingers from falling off. E) If you have ever embroidered you know the need to pull through your thread by the use of the little finger. The little fingers allow us to complete signing for the hearing impaired. Also for those typing and/or counting to ten, knowing the thumb isn’t a finger. F) Knowing this may sound odd but it is the last, the ending of our hands width. Plus put in harm’s way when asked to measure the temp of preheating water. Frequently is asked to judge dipping in puddings or fondue taste test. G) We have many needs in life and digging things, as a toothpick or pick things from ones ears. H) Having said all the above we need to keep in mind the little finger has humor,

when dampen it can be placed in another’s ear as a Wet Willy.

their efforts in making the Columbia Boulevard triangle at 13th Street a place of collective admiration and appreciation. I congratulate the building owners in the St. Helens Riverfront Historic District that took advantage of the five $3,000 grants offered by the St. Helens Historic Commission last year to make improvements to their buildings. The City gave back and helped its citizens make positive improvements to our town. Recently a group of artists have undertaken making an art fence around the community garden behind the senior center. The beginnings of that can be seen if you travel down 15th street. They are looking for people and businesses to sponsor artistic fence panels. I encourage everyone to help out in this endeavor. This will be another small jewel in St. Helens. When I first moved back to St. Helens in 2005, I was disappointed in the state of St. Helens, with the many empty storefronts all over town and the generally shabby look of our town. The economic crisis over the last five years has not helped. I have found, however, that there are several groups of individuals ignoring the negative and making small positive improvements in our town. I urge others to join with them and work towards making lots of small positive improvements which will over time, collectively, add up to a vibrant beautiful town.

Give back by cutting back “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”):

“But say a prayer, pray for the other ones At Christmastime it’s hard, but when you’re having fun There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom Well, tonight thank God it’s them instead of you” After thanking God and saying a prayer for “the other ones” I think we should maybe try to do a little more, especially for “the other ones” that live in our own town and not necessarily half way across the world. The holidays tend to be a time we may be feeling particularly guilty for our over-spending and gluttony, while still thinking of “other ones” less fortunate. Luckily, the solution – at least part of it – is easy, something we can do year round and will actually save you money. Being mindful of how we use our resources is the best thing an individual can do everyday and not just around the holidays. While there are many, many ways to conserve, this is a column

about food so let’s limit it to that. According to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study commissioned in Valerie Walker 2011 to Columbia Pacific investiFood Bank gate food loss, 1/3 of the food produced in the world is lost - as in not eaten, just gone. But there is a difference in HOW it is lost between developing countries and medium/high income countries. In poorer countries, they lose food due to bad infrastructure, rodents, spoilage, etc. In richer countries we simply throw it away. That’s right, we thoughtlessly throw out food that other people would be desperate to eat. In developed countries we toss food out because we make too much at dinner and scrape it into the garbage, we don’t eat what we buy before it spoils, we try to save it in Tupperware but it turns frightening colors in the back of our ‘frig, the food lays waste in the fields because it’s cheaper to leave it there than to pay people to pick it, or the produce isn’t perfect looking, and the boxes


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Letters Grinch steals peace sign Last Saturday night, a Grinch (or Grinches) stole a lighted peace sign belonging to my 11-year-old granddaughter, Riley. The peace sign was ripped from the side of my home around midnight. Our globally recognized sign of peace was assembled with loving hands and proudly displayed for many years as a symbol of the season. This year, Riley’s Christmas lesson will be a potent reminder that some people are naughty and some people are nice. The peace sign is about 3 feet in diameter and is loaded with green and blue lights. If you should see it, Riley would like it returned. To the Grinch or Grinches: while you may have stolen a symbol of peace on earth, you have not dampened the spirit of the season. Peace will always elude you if you steal from others. Steve Salvey, St. Helens We all win Responding to the question in Clarence E. Nickel’s letter of December 5, why do atheists always seem to win? I would suggest that we all “win” when the rights of everyone are protected, regardless of religious beliefs. The United States Constitution protects all of us, Christians included. I hope Mr. Nickel did not intend to suggest that only Christians are fully American citizens, deserving of protection from tyranny or “bullying.” One form of bullying is to demand that institutions provided by the government, such as schools

and courthouses, should display symbols and writings of one religion or any religion. It is true that some of the earliest arrivals from Europe to this continent came to form societies where only one religion would govern the rule of law in their societies, such as the Puritans. Others came to do the same to escape persecution by dominant religions in Europe, and then Puritans, such as the Quakers, Jews, and others (of course, millions of the original inhabitants with their own religious views had to be forcibly removed and/or converted). Many others came, whose religious beliefs ranged from none to devoutly whatever they were raised as, for reasons that had nothing to do with spirituality. Many, particularly those who conquered the native population in the South, were motivated by the prospect of wealth. They ensured that this land would have a lively trade in slaves for some 300 years, and perhaps unintentionally, imported religious views and practices from Africa and the Caribbean, not to mention those of the laborers and fortuneseekers from Asia and other points west. This influx of immigration continues today, though without the discriminatory limits intended to favor citizens of countries that are mostly Christian and Caucasian. We citizens of today are the descendents of all of these seekers of freedom, religious or otherwise, and dreamers of a better life for their own. The authors of the Constitution gave us the means to avoid the bitter wars and persecution of Europe over religion. They also spared

us further tragedies such as the failed Puritan experiment in governance in which any members may consider themselves “religious police” and culminated in the Salem witch trials. I, too, enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonderful childhood memories of Christmas. I am also thankful to the founders of our country that we all have the freedom to decorate homes and businesses, and congregate in churches, or not, as we wish. We are free to choose to become Christians, or Jews, or Buddhists, or atheists, yet still expect equal treatment from teachers, police, judges, and other government employees. This protection from “persecution” for everyone can only be as long as the government is allowed to “make no law” respecting any religion. Our Constitution is the envy of the world, especially by people who suffer under Puritan-style religious rule. Marilyn Mathews, Rainier Big need for little fingers I was asked about why our little fingers were so important. This information you’re about to read is much the same as our Congress with this upcoming fiscal cliff. Well, don’t let it be said that I never gave out my knowledge on etiquette. But it seems that over the years we people have forgotten. It is our reasonability to pass on all reason and knowledge, yes the need for our little finger. It has been taught to the young of the past when they began cursive writing that the little finger is their guide

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Obituaries Joan Navolynski Joan M. Johnson Blackburn Navolynski was born on Jan. 8, 1941, in Centralia, Wash. She left this earth, hand in hand with Jesus, on Nov. 26, 2012, after Joan Navolynski fighting a courageous 20-year battle with pulmonary hypertension. Her family moved to Onalaska, Wash., finally settling in St. Helens when she was a year old. Joan married Ernest

Blackburn during spring break of her senior year and graduated from St. Helens High School in June of 1959. Joan volunteered at St. Vincent’s Hospital and worked at TechTronics in Portland. In 1988, she graduated from travel school and worked as a cruise agent for Azumano Travel until her retirement this year. Joan loved her family most, followed by traveling, gardening, decorating her home, and her furry, spoiled companions: Zephyr, Tucker and Tanner. She traveled the world with her beloved husband of 45 years, visiting Europe, South America, and other exciting and exotic places. Joan is preceded in death

Military News Tanner R. Christofferson Air Force Airman Tanner R. Christofferson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Christofferson completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen completing basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Christofferson if the son of Sven and Deanna Christ-

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offerson of Scappoose. He is a 2011 graduate of Scappoose High School.

Columbia River PUD employees hit record contribution

DEER ISLAND — Columbia River PUD employees contributed an average of $439 each to the United Way of Columbia County during this year’s campaign, and in the process raised more than $21,000 for the organization. This is the largest employee campaign total in Columbia River PUD history and the fourth year in a row that PUD employees have donated over $20,000. “The employees at Columbia River PUD are second to none,” said Kathye Beck, executive director of United Way of Columbia County. “We appreciate their dedicated support and generosity.” PUD employees Brooke Sisco, Sherry Welter, Ashley Wood and Libby Calnon coordinated the two-week campaign, which featured a white elephant silent auction, a putt-putt golf tournament, and a lunch-hour chili cook-off contest among employees. According to Beck, the CRPUD employees’ campaign is among the biggest and best of United Way fundraisers in Columbia County. “It’s such a relief to know we can always count on the wonderful people at the PUD for support,” said Beck. United Way of Columbia County hopes to raise $302,013 in this year’s campaign.

Budget committee vacancies at school district ST. HELENS — The St. Helens School District currently has two vacancies on the St. Helens School District Budget Committee. Both vacancies are for three-year terms expiring on June 30, 2015. To apply for one of these two vacancies, complete and return the budget committee candidate information sheet to the superintendent’s office no later than 4 p.m. on Dec. 13. The information sheet is available on the district website at: Candidate interviews will be conducted during a public meeting of the school board on Dec.19.

by her father, Roy Johnson; her mother, Bedelia Johnson Nystrom; her first husband, Ernest Blackburn; brother Curt Johnson, and son Kory Blackburn. She leaves behind her loving husband Wayne; children, Mike Navolynski, Tari Semmler, Julie Thompson, Faith Mohr, Angela Gilbreath, Joni Thurber and Joe Devine; also 21 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren and 1,500-plus foster children (and one bathroom!). Joan touched so many lives and she will be so missed, not only by her family but also her “Bing” buddies, her cruise companions, her extended family and her widespread circle of friends. Her family thanks you all

for your love, prayers and support. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home. John Joe Hobizal John Joe Hobizal died at his home in Scappoose on Dec. 6, at age 88. He was born on June 16, 1924, in Scappoose to Matt and John Joe Hobizal Josephine (Hlavinka) Hobizal.

John attended Scappoose High School but left before graduating to join the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Dorothy Stoos on June 19, 1954, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Scappoose. John worked as a carpenter for Hoffman Construction until retiring in 1987. John attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and managed the church cemetery for 35 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and hunting and spent many hours on the river after retiring.His joy was

to take his sons and friends fishing. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Hobizal; children Ray (Rhonda) Hobizal, Phil (Patricia) Hobizal, Larry (Trudy) Hobizal, Pat (Julie) Hobizal and Anne (Steve) Edwards; siblings Frank Hobizal and Mary Mares; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said on Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church followed by committal service and interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home, Health and Hospice in Longview. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Time to winterize your home As the fall colors begin to appear and the weather cools, taking the time to winterize your home can help cut winter energy waste and lower your winter heating bills. Follow these tips from Columbia River PUD for winterizing your home. Find and fix air leaks to keep the heat in: All of the small leaks in your home’s building shell can add up and have a real effect on heating costs. After dark, you can sometimes spot gaps around windows or doors by having a friend shine a flashlight from the other side. Use caulk, weather stripping or expanding foam to seal leaks around windows, doors, plumbing and electrical penetrations, and attic doors and hatches. Make sure your chimney damper is working properly and keep it shut when not in use (have the chimney inspected if needed). Quick Tip: If you have a fireplace you don’t use, install a chimney balloon. It will block drafts better than the damper will. Help your heating system run efficiently: If you have central heat, check your furnace filter and change it if it’s dirty. Clear obstacles from around supply registers to allow good airflow. Check with your heating contractor to see if a yearly maintenance call is in order. Quick Tip: Install a programmable thermostat and program it to automatically lower the temperature when you are away or asleep.

Adopt efficient habits: Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees. Set your thermostat back a few degrees when you are home, and shut if off when you are gone to work. If you have ceiling fans, reverse their direction to push warm air down from the ceiling. Quick Tip: Each degree you lower your thermostat saves about 2 percent on heating costs. Let the sun shine in: Open window coverings on sun-facing windows to let the sun warm your home. Close blinds and drapes at night to keep the heat in. Quick Tip: If you’re in the market for new window coverings, honeycomb cellular shades are a good option for blocking drafts. Check your insulation levels: If you went outside without a jacket on a cold day, you’d have to work hard to stay warm. If your house is poorly insulated, it’s doing the same thing. Take a quick look in your attic and if you see less than 5 inches of insulation, you need more. Then check in the crawlspace for floor insulation. If you see areas where the insulation is falling down or is missing, adding insulation will cut your winter heating costs. Quick Tip: Double-check that your interior attic hatch is well insulated; a bare board over the access can be a terrible energy waste. Seal your ducts: Most duct systems leak, which means the air you are pay-

ing to heat is escaping. If your home has ductwork in a crawl space, attic, or garage, then having the duct system tested and sealed will cut waste and save money. Sealing your ducts can also improve your home’s air quality. Quick Tip: If you have rooms that are hard to heat, you may have disconnected ducts. Minimize heat loss through your windows: Windows lose more heat than any other part of a home. If you have old, aluminum framed or single paned windows, consider replacing them with new energy-efficient windows. A Portland company, Indow Windows, also makes window inserts that improve the performance of older windows. Quick Tip: The quickest and cheapest fix for failing windows is plastic window kits. The extra layer of plastic blocks drafts and slows heat loss. Get a free home energy evaluation: If your home’s primary heating system is electric, contact Columbia River PUD at (503) 366-5470 or experts@ for a free home energy evaluation. The PUD’s Energy Experts can help you decide which upgrades would benefit you most, and will tell you about PUD rebates for windows, insulation, duct sealing and heating systems. The Energy Trust of Oregon provides home energy reviews for homes with gas heat.

NAMI Columbia County ‘Christmas for Consumers’

In the spirit of Christmas giving, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Columbia County is delivering gift cards to Columbia Community Mental Health consumers. For over a decade, NAMI Columbia County has helped to make the holiday season a little brighter for CCMH consumers. At the start, NAMI members were the shoppers for that special, certain item a consumer had on their gift list. But now there are fewer shoppers are far more consumers. According to Judy Thompson of NAMI, Walmart’s accessibility for consumers is a great shopping location in which that special certain gift can be found. “Customer Service Manager Kathy Briley has taken care of the time consuming task for several years, activating all of our gift cards and getting them bundled up ready for us,” said Thompson. “This year she looked forward to the task as it brought her the feeling of Christmas.” NAMI Columbia Coun-

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Kathy Briley, customer service manager for Wal-Mart, Judy Thompson of NAMI / Legacy Health, Teri Robinson of NAMI and Owen Jensen, store manager for Wal-Mart are ready for the Christmas for Consumers shopping.

ty’s 2012 Christmas for Consumers funds of $2,250 were part of funds raised from

the 10th Annual Northwest NAMI Walk. To find out more about

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New BPA–Alcoa contract provides long-term benefits to Pacific Northwest PORTLAND — The Bonneville Power Administration and Alcoa have signed a 10-year power sales agreement during a ceremony today at Alcoa’s Intalco plant in Ferndale, Wash. The new contract provides long-term certainty to the Intalco plant and its 625 employees while providing BPA and the Northwest with real financial and operational benefits. “This is fantastic news for Washington State and the Intalco community in Ferndale,” said U.S. Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash. “Today’s signing of this long-term contract shows what can happen when government and industry come together to create jobs and help families across our state.” Bonneville Power is the primary electric provider to local utilities, such as Columbia River People’s Utility District.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the new agreement will provide 300 average megawatts yearly through September 2022. “The commitment signed today is very welcome news to the people of Ferndale and all Washingtonians,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire. “It will help our Washington families, create jobs in our growing energy economy and is the promise of energy cooperation for many years to come.” “Today’s contract signing marks the culmination of years of hard work by many at BPA and Alcoa while securing a bright future for Alcoa Intalco,” said U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. “I am proud to have been a part of this critical effort for more than a decade. This contract means the preservation of hundreds of family wage jobs and substantial investment in improvements at Alcoa’s Ferndale plant.

And it ensures Alcoa will remain a critical contributor to the local economy for many years to come.” Intalco Works, located six miles north of Bellingham, Wash., started operations in 1966 and has three potlines capable of producing 279,000 metric tons of aluminum per year. “Solidifying Intalco’s long-term power security is a major accomplishment that not only helps protect jobs, but helps sustain manufacturing and its economic impact in Washington state,” said Bob Wilt, president of Alcoa’s U.S. Primary Products. “We owe tremendous gratitude to the leaders and supporters who have carried this mission forward, including our employees, elected officials, BPA and the community. We especially want to thank BPA Administrator Steve Wright for his focus and dedication to reaching this agreement.”

BPA’s current power sales contract with Alcoa was set to expire May 26, 2012, but was extended via a series of short-term agreements to allow time for the development and public review of the long-term agreement. “With this agreement, Alcoa is electing to be part of the Northwest community seeking to solve some of our most difficult challenges,” said Steve Wright, BPA administrator and chief executive officer. “It provides benefits for BPA power customers in the form of lower rates in the near term and increased longterm rate stability. It also provides operating flexibility to help deal with intermittent resources like wind while also moving a step closer to resolving longstanding litigation over benefits BPA provides to residential and small-farm customers of investor-owned utilities.” While preparing the

power sales agreement, BPA conducted an analysis, called the equivalent benefits test, to determine whether net benefits would flow to BPA ratepayers through a contract with Alcoa. The results of that analysis show that service can be provided through September of 2022 while continuing to benefit all BPA ratepayers. For fiscal years 2014 and 2015, BPA is forecast to receive a yearly net benefit of $15 million, lowering the proposed preference power rate for those two years by nearly a full percentage point (from 10.5 percent to the proposed 9.6 percent rate increase). The ability to offer a new 10-year contract is primarily due to the long-term market price forecast for Northwest electricity, which has been driven down by low natural gas prices. This agreement also requires Alcoa to:

* Employ a specified number of workers at the Intalco facility for the duration of the contract. * Make available to BPA 10 percent of the power delivered to Alcoa should BPA need it to meet its obligations during a system disturbance. * Invest $35 million in capital improvements in the facility during the first seven years if it wants the contract to run its full 10 years. * Waive any challenges to the Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement issued on July 26, 2011. The settlement sought to end years of dispute over the way residential and small-farm customers of Northwest investor-owned utilities share the benefits of low-cost hydroelectric power from the Columbia River system. Today, Intalco Works is the only operating smelter directly served by BPA.


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Equestrian chapter holds fundraiser dinner

be purchased if a centerpiece catches your fancy Have an item to donate for the auction? Contact Rebecca for instructions or bring the item with you to the Christmas dinner but please arrive at the Moose Lodge prior to the 6 p.m. start time. This is a huge fundraising opportunity for this chapter, and is also a great way to “donate” that odd gift from a distant relative that’s been hiding in the closet. Donations do not need to horse related. If you are clever with making gift items, those are welcome additions as well Oregon Equestrian Trails was established in 1970 to establish and maintain trails. Columbia County Chapter works with the Columbia County Parks and Recreation Department at Camp Wilkerson and the CZ Trail. For more information about the group, go online to

Weekly Meetings 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.

ST. HELENS — Home gardeners in Columbia County with a thirst for more gardening knowledge, and a willingness to pass that knowledge on to others, can still join the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program. The Master Gardener program is designed to teach volunteers how to make better use of their gardening resources and abilities. They, in turn, teach others. Volunteers are given training in soil management, vegetable gardening techniques, landscape maintenance, pest control, and many other aspects of gardening. Then during the gardening season, these new Master Gardeners help to teach others to do a better job of growing and caring for plants, fighting off pests, and making our communities a better place to live. Classes are held once a week for 11 consecutive weeks in St. Helens. Classes will be held on Mondays from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., the first class will be on Jan. 7. There is a fee of $75 for reference materials. Students completing the class will be expected to pay back about 60 hours on community horticultural projects. For more information or to get the application packet, contact the OSU Extension Office by calling (503) 3973462, emailing either Chip Bubl at chip.bubl@oregonstate. edu or Vicki Krenz at, or by stopping by the office at 505 N. Columbia River Hwy. in St. Helens.

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.

Public Meetings Wednesday, Dec. 12 8:30 a.m. – The Port of St. Helens Commission Meeting. 9:30 a.m. – The Columbia County Commissioners, as trustees for the Columbia Health District, will hold a public meeting to discuss matters related to the district, in the commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse. 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. 7 p.m. – Transportation System Plan Committee Meeting at City Hall.

Thursday, Dec. 13 7 p.m. – The Scappoose Rural Fire District will hold a regular board meeting at the Scappoose Fire Station, 52751 Columbia River Hwy., in Scappoose. Monday, Dec. 17 5 p.m. – Greater St. Helens Parks and Recreational Department holds its monthly board meeting in the Eisenschmidt Pool basement.

Tuesday, Dec 18 12:30 p.m. – The Public Health Foundation Board of Columbia County regular meeting at the Public Health offices, 2370 Gable Road. 6 p.m. – Columbia River PUD Board Meeting at Columbia River PUD Community Room, Columbia River Hwy., in Deer Island.

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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3D PRICES Adult: $8.50 Child/Senior: $7.50 Before 6:30pm: $5.00

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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) 397-0535 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.


If you’re a lover of Noble Firs - Come visit our farm and see the hand-pruning techniques we use to retain the Natural Beauty of the Northwest Noble. We have a large selection with many nobles 10 ft/up. –

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 dromjue@




– 10:30 a.m. Story Time ages 5 and under. Theme and craft Snowmen.

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.

Friday - no shows before 4:00 Sunday - no shows after 8:10 Mon.-Thu. ONLY in BOLD. No shows before 4:00, or after 8:10 * Fri. & Sat. only

Join these guests and book a room. We offer Complimentary hot breakfast, Indoor pool and Spa. Best Western Oak Meadows Inn 585 S. Columbia River Hwy. St Helens, OR • 503-397-3000

Wednesday, Dec. 19 • Fan Tai Chi – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Scappoose Senior Center • Scappoose Public Library

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.


Thursday, Dec. 13 • Tai Chi 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at St. Helens Senior Center

Monday, Dec. 17 • Tai Chi at the Scappoose Senior Center from 8–9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 • Beginning Tai Chi at the St. Helens Senior Center from 9–10 a.m. • Intermediate Tai Chi at the St. Helens Senior Center from 10–11 a.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 12 • Fan Tai Chi at the Scappoose Senior Center from 8–9 a.m. • Scappoose Public Library 10:30 a.m. story time for ages 5 and under. The theme and craft is snowflakes.

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.


The monthly meeting of Columbia County Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails on Dec. 12 will include the group’s annual Christmas dinner and silent auction. The dinner and silent auction of unique donated items will be at the Moose Family Center on Old Portland Road. The turkey dinner following the auction is available by paid reservation only. Contact Rebecca Bliefernich at (503) 7041940. Non-members are also welcome for the same $15 per person price. General admittance to the party and auction is at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and the silent auction will close at 7:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with awarding of winning bids on the auction items and payment by cash or check. At the party, guests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a table centerpiece decoration. Additional tickets can

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DECEMBER 15, 2012 11:00


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48 Hours Moonshiners Tickle builds a new still.

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Chicago Fire Casey faces a difficult choice.

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MasterChef “Top 6 Compete, Part 2”

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Sunday NFL Countdown (N) (Live) Sofia the First (:45) ›››› “Cinderella” (1950) Voices of Ilene Woods.



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House of Payne

Meet the Browns

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Jake and the Pirates Doc McStuffins

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Are We There Yet?

Mister Rogers Daniel Tiger Good Day Oregon Sunday (N)

Cash Cab ^ Cash Cab & NFL Football: Broncos at Ravens


Jake and the Pirates Phineas and Ferb Animal Rescue Dog Tales (N)

Betsy’s Kindergarten Angelina: Next FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace


DECEMBER 13, 2012

College Football Live College Football Gildan New Mexico Bowl -- Arizona vs. Nevada. From Albuquerque, N.M. Gravity Falls Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Dog With a Blog Dog With a Blog Made in Hollywood Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program

College Basketball Florida at Arizona. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ›››› “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) Voices of Paige O’Hara. ›››› “Cinderella” (1950) Voices of Ilene Woods. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Leverage The team tries to save a church. The King of Queens The King of Queens The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory


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Ocean Mysteries Born to Explore Liberty’s Kids (EI) Dog & Cat Training Fast N’ Loud Scot quits.

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Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park The popular Italian tenor performs. Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration The X Factor “Live Results” Glee Kurt has an unforgettable Christmas. 10 O’Clock News (N) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond

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DECEMBER 12, 2012

Amish Mafia “No Peace for the Wicked” Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N)

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This Week With George Stephanopoulos (N) Paid Program Paid Program NFL Football Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens. From M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Jungle Gold: Behind the Scenes Gold Rush “Game Changer” Action Sports From Breckenridge, Colo. (N) (Live)

Viewers’ Choice Popular programs from public television’s pledge are rebroadcast. FOX NFL Sunday (N) (Live) ›› “Project X” (1987, Comedy-Drama) Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Bill Sadler.


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The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding The couple get married. (N) Survivor: Philippines “Reunion”

DECEMBER 16, 2012 11:00


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Moonshiners Tickle builds a new still. Amish Mafia “No Peace for the Wicked” Amish Mafia “Fire From the Lord” What Destroyed the Hindenburg? (N) Gold Rush “Up Smith Creek” Amish Mafia “Fire From the Lord” (5:20) NFL Football San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots. (N) (Live) Sports Sunday Mom Is 57, Looks 27! Take It All Contestants vie for prizes. (N) NewsChannel 8 at 11 Chris Matthews * (5:00) Viewers’ Choice Popular programs from public television’s pledge are rebroadcast. Paid Program The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show The Simpsons (N) Bob’s Burgers (N) Family Guy (N) American Dad (N) 10 O’Clock News (N) Oregon Sports Final Everybody-Raymond , Next Stop 30 for 30 SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter C (5:30) 30 for 30 Dog With a Blog Dog With a Blog Good Luck Charlie Shake It Up! Jessie A.N.T. Farm Jessie Good Luck Charlie Austin & Ally Dog With a Blog Jessie I Austin & Ally Mr. Box Office The Closer Murder of an LAPD officer. Criminal Minds (DVS) Oregon Sports Final Paid Program Q Law & Order Murder case raises race issue. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The First Family › “Killers” (2010, Action) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck. (DVS) › “Killers” (2010, Action) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck. (DVS) W (5:30) ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà.



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How I Met Your Mother (N) 2 Broke Girls (N) American Chopper American Chopper The Voice The final two vocalists perform. (N Same-day Tape) Antiques Roadshow “Greatest Gifts” (N) History Detectives

Mike & Molly (N) (:31) 1600 Penn (N)

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Grey’s Anatomy “Run, Baby, Run” (N) (:01) Person of Interest “Shadow Box” (N)

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Gold Rush Dave pushes his crew.




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High School Basketball Simeon (Ill.) vs. Desoto (Texas). (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie A.N.T. Farm Gravity Falls




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Moonshiners Tickle recruits a new hand. Amish Mafia (N) Amish Mafia “Fire From the Lord” (N) _ Moonshiners “Storm’s a Brewing” News Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) Whitney (N) Guys With Kids Take It All Contestants vie for lavish prizes. ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) 60s Pop, Rock & Soul (My Music) Artists and groups from the 1960s. * Equitrekking 6 O’Clock News (N) TMZ (N) Dish Nation (N) The X Factor “Top Finalists Perform” The finalists perform. (N Same-day Tape) , C (5:00) NBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz. From EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. (N) (Live)


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DECEMBER 17, 2012 11:00


Castle A storage unit connected to a murder.

KATU News at 11 (N) (:35) Nightline (N)

Hawaii Five-0 A boy’s father goes missing. American Chopper (:01) Take It All Contestants vie for prizes. Market Warriors Mission Oak furniture.

KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman American Chopper NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Transplant: A Gift for Life

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11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Jessie The Simpsons South Park

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Conan Amanda Seyfried; Adam Pally. (N)


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Jeopardy! (N) Wheel of Fortune (N) Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) 2012 Apocalypse Ancient prediction. Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N)

A Charlie Brown Christmas NCIS Tony’s father visits for Christmas. (N) Deadliest Catch The Voice The final two vocalists perform.

Happy Endings (N) Apartment 23 Private Practice “Georgia on My Mind” (N) NCIS: Los Angeles Hetty goes on a trip. (N) Vegas Dixon goes under cover at the Savoy. Apocalypse 2012 Revelations Deadly Seas The Voice “Live Finale” Carson Daly announces the winner.

PBS NewsHour (N) TMZ (N) Dish Nation (N) NBA Coast to Coast (N) (Live) Shake It Up! Austin & Ally

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 Raising Hope Ben and Kate SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Good Luck Charlie

Christmas With Mormon Tabernacle New Girl The Mindy Project SportsCenter (N) (Live) Jessie “101 Lizards” A.N.T. Farm

DECEMBER 18, 2012 11:00


KATU News at 11 (N) (:35) Nightline (N) KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Apocalypse 2012 Revelations NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty (N) (DVS) In the Life 10 O’Clock News (N) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Phineas and Ferb Jessie “Used Karma” A.N.T. Farm

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Construction Services

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

(ORS 701) requires all businesses that advertise repair, remodeling, home improvement, new construction or home inspections services need to be licensed with the Construction Contractors Board. An active license means a contractor has a bond and insurance. Verify a contractor s license at or 503-378-4621


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

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$I PAY CASH$ 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

Artisan Concrete All types of concrete work. “Many Happy Customers” 503-396-6196 CCB#183456

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

Carpenter/Painter Handyman Repairs & more Wil Morris Construction CCB# 197018 503-410-6917 Gen Const/Repair Remodeling, garages, decks, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom Over 35 yrs exp. CCB# 132165 Millennial Enterprises (503)543-4838

CHORE MASTERS Kitchen, Baths, Decks, New Roofs & Repair 503-397-4268 CCB #96410


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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

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Community Access Services is currently seeking to hire a full time Direct Care staff to work at a 5 bed group home in St Helens. Preference is given to those with experience working with indviduals with disabilities and work in the care giving field. Applicants must be able to pass a preemployment drug screen and background check. Positions starts at $10.00-$10.25 per hour DOE plus benefits. For more inforamtio contact Barbara at 503366-0413

Meadow Park Health and Specialty Care Center is seeking experienced applicants for our open Full Time Cook and dietary aide opportunities. Qualified candidates will prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Extendicare standards and procedures; and as directored by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensure that quality food service is provided at all times. Prior kitchen experience required. Healthcare experience preferred.

Our company is currently accepting applications for a Plant Electrician Technician. The successful candidate will be a vital part of the plant manufacturing team in the maintenance and improvement of new and existing equipment, technology and processes.

For additional information regarding the job requirements and to apply, please visit and reference job# 1200909. EOE

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


Craft Classes *DRUM PRO* Lessons All Ages 503-397-4268


2 avail. openings ages 2-12 at Johnston Day Care. Fun loving experienced day care provide. We keep very busy especially during the summer when we do swimming lessons, park trips and daily adventures through the woods or to the beach. No DHS. No pets, lrge. home, fenced backyard, registered CPR Cert. , 6+ yrs. exp. Contact Marion 503-366-9465 Safe Caring & Qualified Small town Daycare. Registered since 2004. Offering nutritious meals & age appropriate curriculum. FT/PT & winter break openings. Please call Saren 503-366-1012

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NRA HANDGUN SAFETY Concealed Handgun Permit Class OR, FL, AZ, ME, NH, VA, CT. On-site or Off-site Individual or Group (503)709-1878

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


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DRIVER: $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety, production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800414-9569 DRIVERS: Experienced Drivers - $1,000 Signon Bonus! Excellent Regional Truckload Opportunities in Your Area! Be Home Every Week. Run Up to 2,000 miles/week. 866333-1021 DRIVERS: Inexperienced/Experien ced. Unbeatable Career Opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver, LEASE OPERATOR, LEASE TRAINERS (877)369-7104 www.centraltruckdriving


Apply by sending resume to: Lael Hepworth lhepworth Part time vet assistant/receptionist. Bring resumes to Companion Pet Clinic 503-543-6464 Plant Electrician St. Helens, Oregon At the Armstrong World Industries ceiling tile plant in St. Helens, Oregon, we pride ourselves on an environment focused on safety, teamwork and product excellence. We take the time to ensure our people know how to do the work, make sure that you have the skills to be successful in your job today and help you develop new skills for the future. Primary Responsibility:

We offer a generous salary ranging from $28.00 to $34.22/hr. DOE, shift differential and an excellent bonus/benefits program. Candidate Requirements: Possess High School Diploma or GED equivalency, 3 years plant electrician experience, working knowledge of computer software applications, PLC, AC & DC drives and instrumentation experience, applicants must possess an Electrical Journeyman’s license or ability to attain within 6 months is required. General Supervising License is a plus; however, not required. Candidates must have the ability to work up to 12 days straight in a row, to work up to 13 hours in a rolling 24 hour period, and must be willing to work overtime and rotating shifts: day to support the production process that operates on a continous cycle. Additional requirements can be found on our website below.


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QUIET STREET large yard, 2 BDR, 1 BA + bonus and sun room and garage and extra storage. 52400 Miller Rd. $1100.

GREAT LOCATION 2 BDR, 1 BA w/carport & storage, w/s/g, yardcare pd. 33943 E. Columbia Ave. $725 ST. HELENS

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

3 BDR, 1.5 BA townhome, w/s + yard care pd. 515 S. 8th. #10 $795


EXTRA NICE new carpet & paint 3 BDR, 1 3/4 BA + extra storage. Yard care pd. 177 N. 11th $825

BEAUTIFUL 4 BDR 2 BA w/ view! 2nd living room/extra storage, large garage, large yard. Yard care pd. 53004 Sandberg Rd. $1495 ST. HELENS CHARMING 2 BDR, 1 BA + garage, 174 McArthurs St. $795 SUPER CUTE 1 level, 2 BDR, 1 BA + storage, fenced yard. 324 Crouse Way $825

6 person hot tub, standard 110 ac plug-in $750, rototiller $50, cherrywood dining table w/4 chairs $300, cherrywood china hutch $300, floor & wall tile $2/box. Call Steve 503366-4047 Buying Gold, Silver, Coins, Guns 503-308-2494

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GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD Beautiful, new 3 BDR, 2 BA + garage & fenced yard. 35546 Jakobi St. $1250

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THIS CHARMING HOME FEA FEATURES ATURES S 80’ OF WATERFRONT WATERFRONT LIVING with your oown wn priva private ate beach on the Columbia River! Enjo Enjoyy the 4-mountain view and massive sive cargo ships drifting by! Studio-style home has been partially remodeled w/ high-end h-end ma materials. aterials. New 24x32 detached ggara garage agge incl incl office space, 1/2 BA, studio & bonus rm. Nice yard with raised beds, fruit trees/berries & relaxing patio space. Amazing location in quaint Columbia City! 503.939.7773 ML#12563101

TIRED OF THE CITY NOISE? Grab some peace and quiet on 20 timbered acres. Less than 2 miles from Hwy 30. 1440 SF manufactured home, 3 BR, BR, 2 BA needs some TLC. 24X36 finishedd shopp w/oil hea heat. at. Last logged gg in 1949,, selective cutting in 1979. 503.807.2516 ML#11686282

RV PARKING! 3 BDR, 2 BA, large garage, sm pet ok on approval. 33866 SE Oak. $1295

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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

Nastrum Needles Christmas Tree Farm is open for the 2013 season.U-cut trees and wreaths. Open 7 days/week, M-F 10amdusk and S-S 9amdusk.Watch for signs on Church Road in Warren. 503-397-5997

Free to good home, 8mth M cat. Med to long hair, silver & black striped w/white chest & on paws. Litter box trained, very active & playful. Owner abandoned him on our doorstep. 503-397-3073 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 We have 5 puppies, Border Collie Australian Shepard mix and Havanese, born Oct. 30th. Needs shots by the 18th, $120/ea. Needs a good home w/lots of attention. Please call Julie 503543-6711.


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


Feed & Supplies Excellent Grass Hay, 60+# bales. $4/bale, Straw $2/bale, Deer Island 503-397-7198


Christmas Trees D&M TREE FARM U-CUT $10 DOUGLAS FIR $15 GRAND FIR $25 GOBLE FIR 3.7 MILES UP CANAAN ROAD DEER ISLAND Open: 12-5 Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat & Sun JOBINS Christmas Trees U CUT/PRE CUT Douglas Fir $20 Grand Fir $25 Noble Fire $30 Nordman Fir $30 From Hwy. 30 in Warren. Go west on Church Rd. Take a right on Hazen Rd., then left on Stone Rd. 1.3 miles to farm. Watch for signs. 32750 Stone Rd., Warren Open Daily 503-397-1054 KRUEGAR TREE FARMS U-CUT (Saws provided) Nobles Douglas Fir Blue Spruce & Frazier Fir Noon-Dusk Mon-Thurs 10am-Dusk Fri-Sun 8 mi N. St. Helens, follow signs after Nicolai Cut-Off Rd. 503-369-0349 KRUEGER TREE FARMS 5 to 9 foot Nobles and a few Douglas Fir any size. Open now until Dec. 23rd Every Day. 5 mi S. of St. Helens or 2 mi N. of Scappoose on Fullerton Rd 1 mi to Farm 503-841-3419

Noble Fir - U-CUT $8/ea or 2 for $15. 503-366-0250 TRENHOLM TREE FARM 503-397-3369 U-CUT NOBLE FIR XMAS TREES Hand Pruned Natural Look From St. Helens: Pittsburg Rd to Yankton School, stay on Pittsburg, follow signs 7 mi. to Trenholm Valley, right on S. Canaan, 200 yds on left. From Deer Island: Canaan Rd 7 mi., 1st left after Pinkney Rd on S. Canaan, 2.5 mi on right. OPEN Nov 23rd - Dec 16th M-F noon-dark Weekends 9am-dark


Misc For Sale 230 Volt Electric AC welder. Powercraft $75. 503-369-1381 Blaze King woodstove, 6” pipe $300, older chest freezer, works $40, nice Dell printer copy & fax $40, Yamaha keyboard barely used pd $900 asking $500, 6 mo Cocker female puppy, black $100, 1989 Toyota pickup dependable $1200. 503-556-0107


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 2 bdrm house in Warren CW range refer WD hk ups gas furnace, country setting lrg. yard $485 mnth $485 sec. $20 per application fee. Garb pd. Call 396-0800 Clean, quiet park like 1 bdrm apt. w/s/g pd. Laundry fac. onsite. $520/mo., NOHA approved. $550 security dep. May accept dep. payments w/approved credit. Please call 503396-4137 FOR RENT SH 2BD/1.5 BA, WD/AC/DW Inc. $700 + Dep. $50 App. fee 503-396-1478 Lrg 2 bdrm, 1 ba, w/garage. Appliances, WD hk-up, W/S/G pd. No Smoking/Pets. NOHA OK. $675/mth + dep. Located 64435 Columbia River Hwy. 1-877-304-0134 St. Helens Grace’s Apts 1st month $99 w/1 yr lease Small studio/kitchenette $475/mth. Large Studio/river view $700/mth. 1 bdrm w/fireplace $800/mth All utilities included except cable 503-397-0798 Studio Apt, $395/mth. W/G/E & heat pd. 400 sq.ft. 503-397-1188


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, 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 Smoking/NOHA, Accept 1 dog up to 10lbs. $35 app fee, $1250/mth. $500 dep. 503-366-1803






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3 bd 1 bth at 144 N 6th St SH W/D, NOHA accepted, credit check req. 397-4153 or 3974117

Prime Horse Pasture. 15+ acres, X fenced for rotation, shelter & water. Just up Tide Creek, Deer Island $160/mth. 503-3663554

Portland, OR 97204 Telephone: (503) 2432300 Facsimile: (503) 2418014 Email: Joshua.husbands@

a copy of which is on file at the Columbia County Courthouse. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. The object of the compliant is to foreclose a deed of trust dated July 15, 2008 and recorded as Instrument No. 2008-007383 given by James Kern on property commonly known as 297 Sunset Boulevard, Saint Helens OR 97051 and legally described as: Beginning at a point that is North 59¡00’ East 281.25 feet from the most Westerly corner of Block C, Neuman Subdivision in St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon; thence along the Northerly line of said Block C, North 59¡00’ East a distance of 93.75 feet to the most Northerly corner of said Block C, said subdivision; thence South 28¡38’ East along the Easterly line of said Block C, said subdivision, 100.8 feet to the most Easterly corner of Lot 25 of said Block C of subdivision;

thence South 59¡00’ West 92.73 feet, more or less, to a point that is North 59¡00’ East 278.17 feet from the Southwest corner of Lot 1, Block C of said subdivision; thence North 29¡131/2’ West 100.06 feet to the point of beginning, being Lot 25 and part of Lot 24, Block C of said subdivision. The complaint seeks to foreclose and terminate all interest of Russell Kern and Unknown Heirs of James Kern, 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 November 28, 2012. If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service on line at http://www.oregonstateb or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. Attorneys for Plaintiff SHAPIRO & SUTHERLAND, LLC

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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 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 smking NO pets Call Ark Realty 503-987-4129 For Rent in SH 2 bdrm house, CV, RR WD Nice yard storage shed, gard pd. $750 mnth $750 Sec. $20 per applicant 396-0800 OIG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC 1815 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens (503)396-5436 Scappoose: 3 bdrm 2 bath. 33685 SE June Ln. $1375 St. Helens: 2 bdrm, 1 ba. 125 S 21st. $750. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. 354 S. 6th. $800. Available Jan 1. Please check our website: to view properties. Sorry, we no longer accept NOHA. OIG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC 1815 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens (503)396-5436


Misc for Rent Lot for rent in Mobile Home Park. $325/mth. Taking applications, MF Homes ONLY. No RV’s. 503-543-7770


Homes for Sale by Owner 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 $69,500. 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


Acreage 5+ acres plus D7 Cat for sale or part trade in Goble, OR. Approx 1/2 mile off HWY 30. Call 503-397-1460 or 503396-2464. $50,000 will take part trade


Mobile/Manuf. Homes

Scappoose: 33685 SE June Ln. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, dble car garage, fenced yard, nice location, over 2,000 sq.ft. $1350 plus dep. No pets.

2009 Palm Harbor Manufactured home, single wide. All appliances included. Reduced 503-543-3329

St. Helens: 125 S 21st. 2 bdrm, 1 ba, patio, open floor plan, washer/dryer hkup. Small pet neg w/pet rent and dep. $750/mth.

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 503-366-1417.

58907 Green Acres Rd #B. 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba in four-plex. New carpet, paint, washer/dryer incl. $775 plus deps. No pets. Please check our website: to view properties. Sorry, we no longer accept NOHA. RENT/OWN $750/mth. 3 bdrm, 2 ba w/garage, fenced yard. Nice. 503-348-8482


Duplexes 101 Oakwood 2 bdrm duplex SH RR DW W/D fenced yrd, garb pd full bath rent $750 sec. $750 Application fee $20 per ad. 396-0800 Duplex w/excellent river & mountain view. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, laundry rm, garage. No Smoking/Pets. $900/mth + dep. 503397-5522


Mobile/Manuf. Homes

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


Mobile Homes Space Mobile Home spaces available. $375/mth. Rainier OR. WSG included. 503-556-0409


RV Space 2 RV spaces, $230/mo. utilites paid 503-9871319 RV spaces available. $300/mth. Rainier, OR. WSG included. 503-556-0409


Commercial Space Commerical space for rent, Hwy. 30 frontage, Scappoose $600 /month 503-543-6343

‘72 Sierra Mobile home. $8,000. 503-369-9677


Public Notices CH12-903 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Probate Department In the Matter of the Estate of GEORGE D. FRANK, Deceased Case No.: 12-7094P NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned personal representative c/o Joshua E Husbands, Holland & Knight LLP, 111 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2300, Portland, OR 97204, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or the attorneys for the personal representative. Dated and First published on December 12, 2012 JULIA FRANK POND Personal Representative Lawyer for Personal Representative: Joshua E. Husbands, OSB # 992873 Holland & Knight, LLP 111 SW fifth Avenue, Suite 2300

CH12-896 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, Vs. UNKWON HEIRS OF JAMES KERN, DECEASED; LERRINA A. COLLINS; ERVIN JOHN KERN; RUSSELL KERN; AND OCCUPNATS OF THE PREMISES Defendants. No. 122401 CIVIL SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANTS: Russell Kern and Unknown Heirs of James Kern, deceased NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled Court by WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written Complaint,

/s/.James A. Craft James A. Craft

CH12-921 COLUMBIA RIVER PUD PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 Operating and Capital Budget The Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD will conduct a Public Hearing on December 18, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Columbia River PUD Headquarters in Deer Island, Oregon, to receive public testimony regarding the proposed 2013 Operating and Capital Budget. Interested parties may get more information by contacting the PUD office, either by telephone or in person. All interested parties are invited to attend. This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for further accommodations should be made at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the PUD at 397-1844. The PUD Board meetings are conducted pursuant to the public meeting laws of the State of Oregon and anyone wishing to attend is welcome. By: Keving P. Owens, P.E. General Manager

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St. Helens routs Hillsboro, suffers first loss BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

The first three games of the season all ended in double-digit wins for the St. Helens Lions (3-1). The Lions took the last of those victories on Dec. 4, beating their old Northwest Oregon Conference rivals, the

Hillsboro Spartans (0-3), 58-37. St. Helens then found itself in a much closer game on Dec. 7 against the McMinnville Grizzlies (2-1). The visiting Lions led after three quarters, 35-29. In the final period, however, McMinnville pulled away for a 47-40 win. Head coach Jerry Allen said McMinnville’s pressure defense got

to St. Helens in the decisive fourth quarter. “Their defensive pressure made us hold onto the ball and we didn’t take care of it,” Allen said. “Hats off to them. They wanted it more than we did down the stretch. They played better than us down the stretch.” Allen said in the first three quar-

ters, the Lions did the same things they had done successfully in the first three games – move the ball, get to the basket and play scrappy defense. Toward the end, Allen said fatigue became an issue for some players and he said it was his fault for not giving them a break earlier in the game.

“They were able to finish off plays when we didn’t. They got to the basket, we settled for jump shots,” Allen said. Senior Jake Ramiskey led St. Helens in scoring with 14 points. Seniors Cody Beisley and Cody Galvin scored 8 apiece. See SHHS, Page A13


Lions rule the pool at Tribe’s invitational BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

ST. HELENS — Even though the Scappoose Indians were the designated host school, the St. Helens Lions made themselves right at home during one of the biggest invitationals held at Eisenschmidt Pool in recent memory. The Lions took first out of seven teams in the boys competition at the River City Invitational on Dec. 7, and the girls were second. Scappoose’s boys were fourth and the Tribe girls were fifth. Lion coach Bill Rash said it was a different environment than his swimmers were used to. “It was the first ‘big’ meet many of our swimmers have ever been to,” he said. Sophomore Jonathan Prevish, senior Devon Brady and junior Jacob Zartman all earned wins for the Lion boys. Prevish won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26, 2.5 seconds ahead of second place. Prevish also narrowly missed out on second place in the 100 butterfly. He came in .26 seconds behind the runner-up to finish third. Brady’s win came in the 50 free, as he finished in 24.68 seconds. Brady came in second to Rainier’s Jade Feigert

in the 100 free with a time of 55.23. Zartman took first with a time of 1:13 in the 100-yard breaststroke. The Lion girls team started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley. Sophomore Brook Hopkins, junior Johanna Parkhurst, senior Ashley Stewart and junior Tori Edwards teamed up for the win. While they didn’t record any other victories, the Lions had at least one swimmer in the top three finishers in every other event. “Brook Hopkins, Emily Spears, Patience [Marshall] and Devon Brady dominated for us,” Rash said. “Jonathan and Jackie Prevish, and Cameron Lein and Jacob Zartman also did great.” Senior Sadie Krahn came away with the only win for the Indians. She swam the 50 freestyle in 27.10 seconds to beat St. Helens’ Prevish. It was the first of two personal best times for Krahn, one of the top returning short-distance swimmers in the 4A/3A/2A/1A classification. Her time of 1:12 in the 100 butterfly earned her third place. Her personal best times were two of 26 recorded by Scappoose swimmers. “Most of the team set season or personal bests at some

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ABOVE: St. Helens sophomore Brook Hopkins was the runner-up in the 200 IM on Dec. 7. RIGHT: Scappoose senior Gilberto Martinez finished seventh in the 200 freestyle on Dec. 7.

time during the meet,” said Scappoose coach David Richmond. “Our boys and girls medleys swam very well. We need to continue to bring the first three legs of the girls relays down to get to where we want to be at the end of the season. Our girls

See LIONS, Page A12



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Tribe continues to keep Four Scappoose players games close to the end picked to all-state team All three of Scappoose’s games have been decided by one or two points; The Indians were 1-1 in close ones last week BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

After winning in the final seconds on Dec. 4, Scappoose basketball coach Kevin Buse said he anticipates many more dramatic finishes this season. “Every game that we play in is going to be a close game just because of the type of team we are,” Buse said. He was right, and it may have even been an understatement. Scappoose (1-2) has played three games this season and they have been decided by four points. There was the season-opening one-point loss to St. Helens (1-2), then the two-point victory over Molalla (0-3) on Dec. 4. In their next game after Buse made his prophetic statement, the Tribe dropped a one-point contest to the Estacada Rangers (1-3) on Dec. 7, losing 35-34. The Tribe’s road victory over the Molalla Indians looked for a time like it might not be such a close game after all. Scappoose held a 10point lead with about five minutes to go. Then, Buse said, Molalla went with a tall lineup. That made it difficult for Scappoose to rebound the ball, and Molalla tied the game. Then with 5.6 seconds left in regulation, senior Kendall Keierleber drove to the basket and drew a foul.

Four Scappoose Indians were picked to The Oregonian’s 2012 4A all-state girls soccer team. Seniors Ariel Viera and Molly Orr, junior Charlie Davidson and freshman Lucy Davidson were all chosen. Viera was picked as a first-team forward for the third straight season. She finished the year with 38 goals, giving her 116 for her career. She also had eight assists. Viera will play for the University of Portland next year. Charlie Davidson and Orr were both secondteam midfielders. Davidson scored 13 goals with 15 assists. Orr had nine goals and 13 assists. Davidson was also a first-team all-state

runner for the cross country team. Lucy Davidson was an honorable mention pick at midfielder. She had 10 goals and 16 assists on the season. “It’s great to get four girls recognized for allstate. It shows how deep of a team we are,” said Scappoose coach Chris Dorough. The Indians were the 2012 Cowapa League champions. They finished the season 15-2 overall and reached the state semifinals. To see the complete 2012 Oregon 4A allstate girls soccer team, visit – Kyle Boggs

Ariel Viera

Molly Orr

Charlie Davidson

Lucy Davidson

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Scappoose junior Haley Wight tries to get a shot over Estacada senior Katie Haley during a Dec. 7 contest.

She knocked down both free throws, giving Scappoose a 39-37 victory. “When it really mattered, they were really focused and got the job done. It was a tough game,” Buse said. “Kendall did a really good job in that final five seconds, attacking the basket and she got fouled.” Junior Brittany Catlow

led the team with 10 points against Molalla. Senior Cassidy Hoglund scored 9. Buse said the game was an improvement from the season opener. “We are starting to come around as a team. The rust is starting to go away. We really played a lot better than See INDIANS, Page A14



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now in effect for the Columbia River mainstem: From Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, this section is open for fall chinook, coho and steelhead retention. The daily limit is two adult salmon/steelhead in combination Columbia River Fish Counts and five jacks. Seasons may be Salmon, steelhead subject to in-season modificaand shad tions. The following modifications are From Tongue Point to the War-

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Scappoose, 43-5. St. Helens won the championship game 37-13 against Forest Grove (B). The following weekend, St. Helens again started with three straight lopsided victories. St. Helens beat Tigard, 51-17; then Tualatin, 50-23; and West Linn, 60-19. Barlow topped St. Helens in the title contest, 53-31. The second-place finish in Tigard earned St. Helens a berth in the Oregon Middle School State Basketball Championship in Bend March 9-10.

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Eastside Sturgeon The following modifications are 150 hunters harvested 171 in effect for the mainstem Colum- birds, a rate of 1.1 birds per hunter. bia River: From Buoy 10 to the Bonneville Dam, retention of sturWestside geon is prohibited seven days 79 hunters harvested 84 birds, per week until Dec. 31. Catch and a rate of 1.1 birds per hunter. release of sturgeon may continue during retention closures. Total 229 hunters harvested 255 Sauvie Island Waterfowl birds, a rate of 1.1 birds per hunter. Harvest Summaries (Dec. 3)

Perk Carter named to ASA Hall of Fame Perk Carter of St. Helens was inducted into the Oregon Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 1. Carter has been active in softball in the area since he started coaching in 1987. In addition to coaching for more than a decade, Carter has been on the board of di-

rectors for Campbell Park in St. Helens and has actively promoted tournaments and league play in the area. Carter has been the Junior Olympic Commissioner, a player advocate for the Oregon youth program and instigated coaching background checks to offer more protection for players.

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The St. Helens fifth grade team includes, from back left, coaches Tony Rea, Scott Spencer, Chris Poorman; from center left, Canon Beisley, Jake Boyle, Josh Lull, Cooper Montgomery, Joe Rea, Logan Travis; from front left, Ben Galceran, Jarret Hembree, Tyler Poorman, Gavin Knoke and Sam Cowan. Not pictured is Drew Sullivan.


St. Helens man finishes 2nd in the world LAS VEGAS — After lifting more than 1,000 pounds in two competitions combined, weighing in four ounces heavier than he would have liked cost St. Helens’ Shayne Unea a world championship last month at Bally’s Hotel & Casino. Unea finished second at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships in three different powerlifting competitions — the Class I men’s 220-pound division and the open men’s competition for the bench press and for the Class I dead lift competition. The Class I division is includes lifters ages 25-33. The open division is for lifters of

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St. Helens 5th graders win 6 straight A team of St. Helens fifth graders opened the basketball season with six straight wins before losing in the championship game of the Tigard Tip-Off Tournament. Through two weekend tournaments, St. Helens has one tourney championship and one runner-up finish. St. Helens won a Dec. 2 tournament in Scappoose, bulldozing its way through three games. St. Helens beat Forest Grove (A) 40-9 in the first round. St. Helens then beat

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any age. Unea benched 501.5 pounds and deadlifted 600.7 pounds. He said he normally weighs in around 215 pounds, but this time decided to go closer to 220. At the end of the Class I bench press competition, he was tied with another competitor who weighed in four ounces lighter than Unea. Because of the competition’s rules, Unea took second place. Unea lives in St. Helens but trains in Tigard with coaches Mark Caplain and Sammy Aumaewae, both of whom hold national and world records. He hopes that with their help he’ll be able to bench 600 pounds in 2013.


Loosli finishes in top two at two separate tourneys Warren’s Dr. Gary Loosli is staying active on the tennis courts. Loosli earned two firstplace finishes and three second-place finishes recently. At the American Medical Tennis Association tournament in Rancho Mirage,

Calif., last month he was first in mixed doubles and second in singles and doubles. Prior to that, Loosli took first in the 75-year-old doubles bracket at the USTA/PNW Invitational in Vancouver. He was also second in 80 singles.

PREPCALENDAR ST. HELENS Shayne Unea of St. Helens took second place in four categories at the world championship powerlifting competition in Las Vegas last month. KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

LIONS: have home meet vs. Falcons next From PAGE A11

St. Helens junior Jacob Zartman won the 100-yard breaststroke on Dec. 7. In doing so, he helped the Lions to a team victory in the seven-team River City Invitational.

dropped five seconds from last week and our boys dropped four.” Those improvements helped both the boys and girls medley teams to fourthplace finishes. Richmond said junior Kiara Single had an excellent meet. “Kiara Single had three personal bests during the meet and swam a great anchor leg on the 200 free relay. She swam 30-flat, which we talked about trying to get to as a goal for this meet earlier in the week,” Richmond said. “She is looking very strong early in the season.” This week the Lions host the Liberty Falcons in a dual meet at Eisenschmidt at 4 p.m. on Dec. 13. Scappoose is at Seaside that same day for a 4 p.m. meet.

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SWIMMING •Home vs. Liberty 4PM WRESTLING •Home vs. Wilsonville 7PM

SWIMMING • At Seaside 4PM

FRIDAY BASKETBALL • Boys at Wilson 7:30PM • Girls at Benson Tourn. TBA WRESTLING • At Hammerhead Tourn. (Silverdale, Wash.) TBA

SATURDAY BASKETBALL • Girls at Benson Tourn. TBA WRESTLING • At Hammerhead Tourn. (Silverdale, Wash.) TBA

FRIDAY BASKETBALL • Boys vs. Wilsonville 7PM • Girls at Gladstone Tourn. 6PM

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TUESDAY WRESTLING • Home vs. St. Helens 7PM

TUESDAY BASKETBALL • Boys vs. Gresham 7:15PM WRESTLING • At Scappoose 7PM

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Cedric and Barbara Olsen

70th Wedding Anniversary

Come out and support your local veterans! Community Action Team will be joining with area businesses for Partnership nights, where they will be DONATING 10% OF ALL SALES to Community Action Team to use for a Veterans Stand Down event here in Columbia County on February 23rd. At the Stand Down veterans will be able to access health and medical services, Veterans Affairs, State and local community providers.

The first event night will be on December 5th from 5 to 9 pm at Burgerville in St. Helens, on December 18th Fultano’s in Scappoose from 5 to 9 pm and on December 19th Fultano’s in Clatskanie from 5 to 9 pm. Show your appreciation for these men and women’s service and come out for a meal!! Contact Pam Daniel Veterans Case Manager for more information 503-366-6591 The goal of Community Action Team is to reduce the extent and negative effects of poverty in Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties through addressing basic needs, building self-reliance, improving access to affordable housing and community facilities. C10603

On November 18th, Cedric and Barbara Olsen recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The celebration took place at the home of their oldest son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Donna Olsen, with family and a few friends in attendance. Cedric and Barbara met at the LDS Church in St. Helens while still in high school. They were married November 18,1942, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since it was during World War II, Cedric joined the Air Force and left for active duty shortly after they were married. After the war, Cedric worked for PGE until his retirement. Barbara worked as a secretary for the St. Helens Ice and Beverage Company and later became a real estate agent. The couple has 2 sons, Harold (Donna) and Brad (Linda), 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Humor, trust, commitment, and family are the traits that have kept them together all these years. The Olsen’s are now living in an apartment at Spring Meadow Assisted Living Facility and would love to have visitors. C10650


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Two games get St. Helens blows out Rex Putnam away from Lions

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St. Helens senior Devon Brady won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races on Dec. 4.

(Parkhurst) and Brooke (Hopkins) also did really well. Jackie had a really good 50 free,” Rash said. Parkhurst, a junior, won the 200 IM – a fingertip ahead of Hopkins – and took second to Hopkins, a sophomore, in the backstroke. – Kyle Boggs RESULTS Boys 200 medley relay – 1, SH (Lein, Zartman, Prevish, Brady) 1:55. 2, SH (Moss, Sumsion, Swatski, Reineger) 2:02. 3, RP 2:08. 200 free – 1, Houghtelling, SH, 2:16. 2, Moss, SH, 2:21. 3, Kessinger, SH, 2:23. 200 IM – 1, Prevish, SH, 2:29. 2, Sumsion, SH,


Lions get a champ

Ford’s win paces St. Helens at tournament

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This shot from near half court by St. Helens senior Jillian Ross bounced off the front of the rim at the end of the third quarter on Dec. 7.

Senior Dustin Ford finished first in the 195-pound weight class to bring home an elusive first-place finish for the St. Helens Lions wrestling team. After emerging from his bracket victorious at a Dec. 8 tournament in Bonney Lake, Wash., Ford was able to claim the Lions’ first individual championship at a tournament in two years, said coach Charles Biggs. Freshman Jose Silva finished eighth in the 120-pound bracket. As a team, Biggs said, the Lions were “down toward the bottom.” St. Helens was able to fill only seven weight classes for the Saturday tournament. Biggs said the rest of the





team wrestled tough throughout their matches. “Kids made a lot of improvements from last Monday. Slowly but surely we’re making improvements. They’re starting to believe in what we’re teaching them, they’re conditioning,” Biggs said. The coach added he was hoping four or five wrestlers would become academically eligible within the next week or so to help strengthen the team’s numbers. St. Helens hosts Wilsonville for an NWOC dual meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. The Lions then go to the Hammerhead Tournament in Silverdale, Wash., on Dec. 15. – Kyle Boggs

2:40. 3, Veysey, 2:57. 50 free – 1, Brady, SH, :24.36. 2, Anspach, RP, :24.59. 3, Lochridge, RP, :26.40. 100 fly – 1, Prevish, SH, 1:04.05. 2, Lein, SH, 1:04.5 Swatski, SH, 1:07. 100 free – 1, Brady, SH, :54.58. 2, Anspach, RP, :57.56. 3, Reineger, SH, 1:06. 500 free – 1, Houghtlling, SH, 6:42. 2, Kessinger, SH, 6:58. 3, Dodson, RP, 7:46. 200 free relay – 1, RP 1:48. 2, SH (Widmer, Reineger, Sumsion, Zartman), 1:55. 3, SH (Riestear, Kessinger, Strang, Reed), 2:06. 100 back – 1, Lein, SH, 1:05. 2, Moss, SH, 1:09. 3, Swatski, SH, 1:10. 100 breast – 1, Zartman, SH, 1:14. 2, Sumsion, SH, 1:18. 3, Lochridge, RP, 1:20. 400 free relay – 1, SH (Brady, Moss, Prevish, Lein), 4:05. 2, SH (Widmer, Reistear, Strang, Edwards), 5:07. 3, RP 6:05. Girls 200 medley relay – 1, SH (Hopkins, Prevish, Marshall, E. Spears), 2:10. 2, SH (Parkhurst, Stone, Stewart, Widdi-

SHHS: knocks down more than half its 3s

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Ramiskey and Galvin paced the offense in the Lions’ road win against the Spartans. Galvin made three of St. Helens’ six 3-point shots. The Lions shot 55 percent from beyond the arc, going 6-for-11. Galvin finished with 11 points and three steals. Ramiskey had a gamehigh 22 points, as well as two steals and two assists. Junior point guard Tanner Long led the team with five rebounds and three assists. Senior Cody Beisley had three steals as well. St. Helens finished the game at an even .500 shooting percentage from the field.


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The Lions led by only six at halftime before putting the Spartans away in the second half. St. Helens outscored Hillsboro 28-13 in the final 16 minutes. St. Helens hosted Aloha (1-3) on Dec. 11. The Lions are on the road against the Wilson Trojans (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

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field) 2:19. 3, RP 2:24. 200 free – 1, E. Spears, SH, 2:10, 2, Edwards, SH, 2:24. 3, Olson, RP, 2:51. 200 IM – 1, Parkhurst, SH, 2:37.8. 2, Hopkins, SH, 2:37.9. 3, Stone, SH, 3:14. 50 free – 1, Prevish, SH, :28.27. 2, Widdifield, SH, :30.57. 3, Maddi, RP, :30.92. 100 fly – 1, Marshall, SH, 1:10. 2, Stewart, SH, 1:14. 3, Tatyana, RP, 1:32. 100 free – 1, E. Spears, SH, 1:01. 2, Maddi, RP, 1:09. 3, Chambers, SH, 1:16. 500 free – 1, Marshall, SH, 6:12. 2, Edwards, SH, 6:38. 3, Tatyanna, RP, 7:04. 200 free relay – 1, SH (Parkhurst, Widdifield, Edwards, Prevish) 2:02. 2, RP 2:12. 3, SH (Stewart, Stone, Sumsion, Barnes) 2:15. 100 back – 1, Hopkins, SH, 1:13. 2, Parkhurst, SH, 1:16. 3, Stewart, SH, 1:24. 100 breast – 1, Prevish, SH, 1:24. 2, Widdifield, SH, 1:29. 3, Mikayla, RP, 1:31. 400 free relay – 1, SH (E. Spears, Edwards, Hopkins, Marshall), 4:22. 2, RP 5:04. 3, SH (Chambers, Normine, H. Spears, Sumsion), 5:28.



The Grizzlies outscored the Lions 26-6 in the third quarter. “McMinnville’s tough. They gave us a challenge,” McKinney said. “We hung with them for a couple quarters, then they just kinda kicked in and got us.” Junior guard Nicole Harcourt had 5 points for St. Helens. Senior guard Jillian Ross scored 4. That the majority of the team’s offensive output has come from the backcourt comes as no surprise to McKinney. “We’re so guard-oriented. We’re guard-loaded,” he said. He said senior Ashley Sharp has done well anchoring the inside for the Lions. “Ashley’s doing a tremendous job for us. She’s really a wing that’s stepped in and is playing post for us,” McKinney said. St. Helens played at Hood River Valley (3-1) on Dec. 11. The Lions play in a tournament at Benson High Dec. 14-15. – Kyle Boggs


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The St. Helens Lions (13) came up short in both of their games last week, losing a 33-23 contest on the road to the Hillsboro Spartans (3-0) on Dec. 4 and a 67-34 home game to the McMinnville Grizzlies (3-1) on Dec. 7. St. Helens went cold in the middle of the game against Hillsboro, scoring only five points in the second and third quarters. “The Hillsboro game got away from us. I don’t know what was up with that. We should’ve won that game,” said coach Billy McKinney. Sophomore guard Michelle Sass led the team in scoring with 12 points against the Spartans. All of her points came on 3-point baskets. Sass was again the leading scorer against the Grizzlies, finishing the game with 16 points. St. Helens again had the lead early against McMinnville, but the Grizzlies seized momentum going into halftime. In the second half, McMinnville’s full-court pressure stifled St. Helens.

ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Lions swim teams started the 2012-13 season off with a pair of convincing victories during a home dual meet on Dec. 4. The boys beat the Rex Putnam Kingsmen 116-48 and the girls won all 11 races to beat Putnam 125-40. “It was a pretty nice first meet,” said St. Helens coach Bill Rash. Senior Devon Brady paced the boys, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races. He also swam on the two winning relay teams for St. Helens. “Devon Brady is looking really strong for our boys,” Rash said. Senior Jared Houghtelling and sophomore Jonathan Prevish both won two individual events as well. Houghtelling won the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle; Prevish took first in the 200 individual medley and the butterfly. Rash said freshmen Cameron Lein and Trevor Moss both did well in their debuts. Lein won the backstroke and was second in the butterfly; Moss was second in the 200 free and the backstroke. “Cameron Lein and Trevor Moss are great as freshmen. Jonathan Prevish and Dillon Swatski swam well too,” Rash said. Senior Emily Spears, sophomore Jackie Prevish and junior Patience Marshall were all double-winners for the Lion girls team. Spears won the 200 and 100 freestyle races. Marshall won the butterfly and 500 free. Prevish was first in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. “Emily Spears is looking really tough. Patience, Jojo



Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Road gets tougher for Tribe BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

With games against high-quality 5A schools Roosevelt (1-0) and Wilsonville (3-0) this week, the Scappoose Indians (0-3) will no doubt test themselves against topend competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This week we play two tough teams where guys will have to step up and make plays,â&#x20AC;? said Scappoose coach Rahim Tufts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roosevelt is athletic and tall, so we need to play physical, keep them off the glass and take care of the ball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wilsonville is a great defensive team, so once again we must play smart. We, the coaching staff, have a ton of confidence in our guys and we know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a great year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just off to a slow start in the wins column,â&#x20AC;? Tufts said. The Indians led at halftime of both of their games last week, but were unable to turn those leads into victories against the Molalla Indians (2-1) on Dec. 4 or the Estacada Rangers (1-3) on Dec. 7. After trailing 27-19 at halftime, Molalla beat Scappoose 58-42. The Indians led the Rangers at half, 22-18, before falling 54-45. Tufts pointed to a dry spell over the final quarter-and-a-half against Molalla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We scored 6 points in the last 12 minutes of the game. Tough to win when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score,â&#x20AC;? Tufts said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guys competed, but also were

tired by the end of the game.â&#x20AC;? The Indians worked themselves into a frenzy defending the visiting Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;7â&#x20AC;? post Bradley Hagaman in the first half. Despite having a six-inch height advantage over any Scappoose player on the court, Hagaman mustered only 2 points in the first half thanks to constant double-teams and harassment from Scappooseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smaller defenders. Meanwhile Scappoose senior Mitchell Davis was hot from the field in the first half, when he scored 14 of his team-high 16 points. The roles were reversed in the second half, however, as Hagaman bullied his way to 14 points, seemingly every rebound and a handful of blocked shots to turn the tide of the game. Senior Paul Revis added 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals for Scappoose. Against Estacada, it was senior Kyle Kramer leading the team in scoring. He finished the game with 11 points. Revis scored 10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revis and Kramer stood out against Estacada with their defense and confidence on the court,â&#x20AC;? Tufts said. Tufts said errors in execution prevented the Indians from taking a larger lead into the locker room at halftime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made too many mistakes in the first half and missed too many open shots. We had 13 turnovers in the first half and they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a

pressing team. We have to take advantage of opportunities and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that,â&#x20AC;? Tufts said. Still, the Indians found themselves trading blows with the Rangers despite shooting around 30 percent from the field. Tufts said once his team gets over the mental obstacle of closing out games, Scappoose should be in good shape. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been in every game in the fourth quarter, but havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to get over that hurdle yet and pull out a win. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get there,â&#x20AC;? he said. The key, Tufts believes, is mental. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Players need to believe in themselves and play with more confidence at the end of games. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get there and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about how we will grow as a team and as individuals as the year progresses,â&#x20AC;? he said. Scappoose played at Roosevelt on Dec. 11. The Indians host the Wilsonville Wildcats at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14. MHS SHS

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Scappoose Senior Mitchell Davis makes a tough lay-in against Molalla senior Bradley Hagaman on Dec. 4.

INDIANS: create several turnovers early

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we did against St. Helens,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a coach, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I can really ask for is us to continue to get better.â&#x20AC;? Against Estacada, Scappoose once again came out and turned up the pressure defensively. The Indians forced the Rangers into turnovers on five of their first six possessions. The Tribe was able to convert those turnovers into only one point, but managed to lead at the end of one

quarter on the strength of three 3-pointers from junior Lacey Updike. With Estacada beginning to worry about Updike on the perimeter, Scappoose then went inside to its trio of junior posts: Catlow, Haley Wight and Abby Kessi. That helped the Tribe take a one-point lead into halftime. The Rangers extended their defense a little more in the second half, which hurt the Indians, who were playing without their starting

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Junior Lacey Updike scored 9 of Scappooseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10 first-quarter points against Estacada on Dec. 7.

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point guard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still struggling handling pressure,â&#x20AC;? Buse said. After Catlow fouled out, the Tribe was without two experienced starters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That kind of changed the complexion for us,â&#x20AC;? Buse said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some younger kids that are still learning how to play under pressure and it kinda showed a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Still, the coach was encouraged by the way his team fought until the final buzzer sounded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost two games by a total of two points. We just have to mentally put it together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming around. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather lose those than get blown out by 30,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Looking at the schedule, the coach doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t foresee his team getting blown out anytime soon. Conversely, he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Scappoose will be blowing out any opponents by 30 either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna be in a battle every night,â&#x20AC;? Buse said. He said the team has addressed some concerns in practices lately. The focus has been on breaking fullcourt pressure and installing defensive traps of their own. Scappoose had a chance to put that to the test on Dec. 11 at home against the Roosevelt Roughriders (0-2). The Indians play at the Gladstone Holiday Classic Dec. 14-15. Their first game is against the Mazama Vikings (3-1) at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14.

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