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Boating safety gets a hand at docks BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

This weekend marks the return of an annual holiday favorite, the Christmas Ship Parade. The flotilla of decorated boats from the Columbia and Willamette Fleets will make its way up the Columbia

BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

ST. HELENS — The second round of aid and assist hearings scheduled in the Daniel Butts case has run into further delays. According to Columbia County District Daniel Butts Attorney Stephen Atchison, Butts’ attorneys are in the process of appealing a recent ruling made by Judge Ted Grove, leading the judge to reschedule the hearing dates. Atchison said prior to scheduling the aid and assist hearing, attorneys for Butts had filed three motions in the case pertaining to the use of a stun belt; whether Butts should be housed in the Columbia County Jail or at another jail; and requesting a guardian be appointed because of Butts’ alleged mental status. Just days before the aid and assist hearing was scheduled to begin on Nov. 28, Grove denied all three of the defense’s motions. “The defense said they were going to appeal those decisions on the theory that the stun belt issue is going to be an issue for further hearings because ‘If you don’t

River to the St. Helens City Docks at 6 p.m. on Dec. 8 before heading downriver to Columbia City. If the weather holds out, the fleets will cross to the Washington side before heading back to the city docks, where the boats will remain overnight and then head up the Multnomah Channel the next day. But last year’s tragic death of John Sullivan, a St. Helens man who died after falling from one of the parade ships, has organizers focusing on safety. Sullivan had been a guest on board one of the ships, which had already completed the parade route and returned to the docks. Sullivan fell from the ship into the Columbia River. Witnesses said he may have been injured during the fall. High school junior Danny Romjue, the son of longtime parade

organizer Doug Romjue, has found a way to not only remind participants about the need for safety but to also help improve safety. Danny is building a life vest station to be housed near the city docks where donated life vests can be borrowed and used while visiting the docks or out on a boat. “It’s really a two-part project. The first part would be the awareness of the need for safety. On Dec. 8, we’re having a fundraiser to make a permanent solution and to bring awareness to the fact that the docks can be unsafe,” said Danny. Under Oregon State Marine Board law, all boats are required to have one personal flotation device for each person aboard. Also, all children age 12 and under must wear See SAFETY, Page A4

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St. Helens teen and Boy Scout Danny Romjue is working to make boating safer at St. Helens City Docks.

A holly, jolly Christmas Employees at Oregon Holly in Yankton work to fill the thousands of orders for holiday wreaths the farm receives each holiday season. Oregon Holly was recently featured on KPTV Channel 12’s “On the Go with Joe” program.

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New security measures in place at the Columbia County Courthouse mean the east parking

On Nov. 19, a total of 17 courthouses across Oregon received phoned in bomb threats. The threats appeared to be similar to eight reported bomb threats in Washington State on Nov. 15 and nine reported threats in Nebraska made on Nov. 2. The Oregon State Police General Headquarters in the Public Service Building in Salem also received a similar report that same day. Many of the locations receiving threats evacuated while law enforcement officials conducted checks for suspicious objects.

DEQ meeting to focus on Port Morrow coal export project BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

CLATSKANIE — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold an informational meetings regarding Ambre Energy’s proposed Port Morrow coal export project in Clatskanie on Dec. 5. The Austraila-based energy company has proposed creating a coal export terminal to transport as much as 8.8 million tons of coal a year from its mining opera-

tions in the Powder River Basing in Montana and Wyoming by train to the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow in Boardman and store the coal there in covered buildings. The company would then ship the coal in covered barges to a Port of St. Helens dock at Port Westward in Clatskanie where the coal would then be off loaded onto Panamax-sized ships for export primarily to Asian markets. See DEQ, Page A4

Thankfully, all of the reports were determined to be unfounded. But the recent security threat also shed light on a recent change at the Columbia County Courthouse that is expected to make that building a little safer. “People visiting the courthouse are used to parking in the back lot on the riverside of the building are not any longer going to be able to access the building from those doors,” said Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller. As of Nov. 19, all visitors coming into the courthouse will have to do so through the main entrance on the west side of the building. The entry doors, which were particularly

popular with those doing business with the land development offices, will now only be accessible to county employees. “We’ve moved our employee parking and our county vehicle parking to the riverside of the building and public parking is on the west side of the building by the main entrance. That will be the only door open to the public,” said Heimuller. Although the county recognizes this may be an inconvenience, officials believe it is far outweighed by the increased security. “This is a security measure that See SECURITY, Page A4

Watts House invites you to their home for the holidays BY SAMANTHA SWINDLER The Chronicle

SCAPPOOSE — The Watts House Pioneer Museum, Scappoose’s 110-year-old Victorian house and home to the Scappoose Historical Society, has opened its doors to the community for the holiday season. The house and museum is open for Christmas tours from 4–8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, in addition to its regular 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. hours on Saturdays. “Every room is decorated for Christmas,” said Barb Hayden, president of the Scappoose Historical Society. “We have for the first time this year invited the community in to help. The boosters, the

Friends of the Library and the Chamber of Commerce all adopted a room.” Also new this year, the rope barriers that once kept visitors outside of each room have been removed, and the community is invited to explore the entire historic house. “We’re opening this museum back up to the community,” said Hayden, who is completing the first of her two-year term as president. “In the past you had to have somebody with you and there were ropes inside the doors, and I have totally done away with that. People are free to roam throughout the house and look at things.” Museum representatives will be inside the home, ready to answer questions about its history or contents. Tours are free, but See WATTS, Page A4

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Dutch Bros. in Scappoose and St. Helens will be among all 190 locations of the coffee chain to participate in the Buck-4-Kids Day event on Dec. 7.

On Dec. 7, all 190 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations across seven states will donate drink proceeds to youth programs selected by local owner-operators. It’s Dutch Bros. Coffee’s annual Buck-4-Kids Day, which last year resulted in $93,000 raised for community youth organizations. Because Dutch Bros. stands are locally owned and operated, owners choose the local organizations dear to their hearts that will benefit from funds raised. Organizations range from regional Boys and Girls Clubs to Christmas toy collection programs. Both the Scappoose and St. Helens locations will donate proceeds to the Toy ‘n’ Joy program. Dutch Bros. Coffee Co-Founder Travis Boersma, himself a father of four, said, “We love kids. Their enthusiasm for life is contagious, and we want to help them enjoy their lives without worry, whether it be through coats, toys, school supplies or programs that help them grow and learn.” Dutch Bros. Coffee donates over $1 million every year to nonprofit organizations and causes, in an effort to achieve its goal of “making a difference, one cup at a time.”

Small woodland association Warren student among finalists for national writing award funds education programs Public school teachers and students can benefit from two educational programs provided by the Columbia County Small Woodlands Association, a non-profit association of nearly 200 family forestland owners. The first and longest running is a free field trip to the World Forest Center in Portland for all fifth graders in the county. More than 700 fifth graders are eligible to attend. The association pays the entrance fees for students, teachers, and chaperones. Substitutes, if needed, are also covered. Oregon Forest Research Institute reimburses the school district for the cost of transportation. Teachers are encouraged to schedule the field trip in conjunction with classroom activities so the field trip may be arranged at any time during the school year. The application process is streamlined to facilitate the planning for the classroom teacher. A “Visitors’ Guide” for the students is included

in the application packet sent to each fifth grade teacher in the county in September. Fifth grade students from schools in Rainier, St. Helens, Scappoose, and Vernonia have attended over the past 10 years, some every year. The second program in its third year is a grant to public middle and high school teachers and students. There are three grants available each year and are limited to $1,500 for the proposed project or activity. Generally, the grants are expected to serve the students in natural resource education, conservation, forestry, science, and agro-forestry classes. Teachers in these classes receive applications, instructions, and requirements in the fall of the school year. The general requirements for the grant include: requires active student participation; reaches numerous student learners; complements the district’s curricu-

lum; requires definable and measurable outcomes; requires administrative approval; approval of the submitted application by the CCSWA directors. CCSWA grants have provided funds for the forestry classes in Vernonia, a wetland restoration project in St. Helens, a student senior project including a dock and access in St. Helens, an interpretative trail in Scappoose, equipment and supplies for a native plant nursery in Vernonia, and equipment for a GPS class in Rainier. The funds for these programs are generated from annual seedling sales, public tree sales, and membership dues, all of which are managed and staffed by volunteers. For information regarding these CCSWA educational programs or information about CCSWA, please contact Scott Russell (503) 543-2434 or Paul Nys (503) 556-8800 or email at

Katie Van Winkle, of Warren, was honored as one of four finalists for the first ever Muhammad Ali Award for Writing on Ethics this past October. The competition, sponsored by the Muhammad Ali Center, Norman Mailer Center and WritKatie Van Winkle ers Colony – in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English, attracted over 1,000 entries. The award was created to honor Muhammad Ali’s legacy of living a life dedicated to high ethical standards. College students across the country explored ethical issues, while considering Ali’s life accomplishments and how his principles address the students’ chosen topic. Van Winkle said she was motivated to act. “I just want to do my part to make the world a better place. And I know I'm only one person, and what can one person ever really do, but at least I'm helping to get that conversation started,” she said. Her essay, entitled “Speak Up,” detailed her efforts to restore a book considered unacceptable for middle school students. Like Ali, Katie decided to stand up for what she believed, bringing to light the importance of classrooms and instructional materials that address critical issues of social justice.

“In these times, schools need to expand students' thoughts concerning major life issues; we need course materials that honestly address race, culture, sexuality, violence, and resistance,” she wrote. “We shouldn't have to defend our right to learn about the world – the real world, not a protected world of make-believe that some adults want to present to students.” Van Winkle said she was shocked by the recognition, especially when she discovered the judges included esteemed author and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Elie Wiesel “I was speechless when I found out that Elie Wiesel was a judge for the essay competition, but then someone pointed out that Elie is still a person like you or me, which put things into perspective. He is just a person, but he's a person who took a stand. I realized I could be that person too,” she said. When asked about her future as a writer, Van Winkle said, “I don't have any specific plans or goals for writing. I mean, I write every day. It's part of my life. It is on my bucket list to publish a novel, though.” The national competition was open to full-time undergraduate students. The winner of this year’s competition, Evin Hughes of Georgia Southern University, was awarded a $10,000 cash prize. Van Winkle was a 2009 graduate of St. Helens High School and is currently a senior at Oregon State University majoring in Psychology and Writing and will graduate in March of 2013.


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Repairs to Newberry Road to begin A contractor hired by Multnomah County plans to repair a November landslide area that closed one lane of N.W. Newberry Road near U.S. Highway 30, just south of Sauvie Island. The work is expected to begin as early as Dec. 5 and will take two or more weeks to complete, depending on weather and field conditions. Flaggers will direct traffic on N.W. Newberry Road through the construction zone during weekday work hours. The contractor may need to close N.W. Newberry Road for brief periods (an hour or less) during the work to move equipment. If a longer road closure is needed, details will be posted on an electronic road sign prior to the closure. In the event of a road

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Repairs to Newberry Road near U.S. Highway 30 should begin this week to repair a landslide that closed the road to just one lane in November.

closure, alternate routes include N.W. Skyline Blvd. to N.W. Germantown Road,

N.W. McNamee Road or N.W. Cornelius Pass Road, to U.S. Highway 30.

Local access will be provided to residences and emergency vehicles except when a temporary road closure is in place. During temporary road closures, access will be restricted to emergency vehicles only. Both lanes of N.W. Newberry Road will open to traffic after the slide repair is completed. Soil Nail Launcher is the contractor for the project, which will cost approximately $140,000. The project is funded by Multnomah County. Multnomah County maintains this section of N.W. Newberry Road and more than 300 miles of roads and bridges. For more information, contact Mike Pullen at (503) 209-4111, or visit

ST. HELENS — Cardinal Services awarded its 2012 Teamwork Award to staff member Tami Schlumpberger. The award recognizes one staff member each year who has shown exceptional internal customer service. Cardinal Services has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for by Oregon Business Magazine.

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POLICE REPORTS Nov. 15 – Two male juveniles were reported as runaways. Nov. 16 – Surveillance cameras were spray-painted. Nov. 16 – A possible juvenile sex crime is under investigation. Nov. 16 – A female adult was reported as a missing person. She was later located and found to be OK. Nov. 16 – Bobbi Jo Elder, 46, was cited for hit-and-run following a hit-and-run incident at WalMart. Nov. 19 – Mark Evan Davis, 48, was arrested for probation violation. Nov. 19 – Missing medication from Columbia County Mental Health is under investigation. Nov. 20 – A woman reported a burglary at her residence where property was taken. The property was later recovered by police. Nov. 22 – Robyn Leanne Penor, 36, was arrested on a St. Helens Municipal Court warrant. Nov. 22 – Zacherie Wayne Smith, 22, was arrested on an outstanding St. Helens Municipal Court warrant. Nov. 23 – Christopher Scott Lamont, 21, was arrested for probation violation following an incident at Wal-Mart. Nov. 25 – Police responded to a female adult who had attempted suicide. Nov. 26 – Sterling James Hill, 63, was arrested for probation vi-

olation. Nov. 26 – An attempted forgery is under investigation. Nov. 29 – A violation of a restraining order is under investigation.

disturbance. Police cited and released Rafael Moreno Maya for harassment following an investigation. Nov. 29 – Police referred a male juvenile to the Columbia County Juvenile Department for Scappoose Police Department unlawful possession of marijuana Nov. 24 – Police responded within 1,000 feet of a school. to a traffic crash on Columbia Nov. 29 – Police responded River Highway near SE High to the 51000 block of SE WoodSchool Way. Following an inves- mere Court on a report of a dotigation, Carrie Benedict was mestic disturbance in progress. cited for careless driving. Robert Sharon Carlson, 68, was taken Coffelt was also cited for not into custody for menacing – dohaving an operator’s license. mestic, assault IV – domestic, Nov. 26 – Police responded and harassment. She was to a non-injury crash on Columbooked and lodged into the Cobia River Highway near SW JP lumbia County Jail. West Road. John Holt was cited Nov. 30 – Police assisted Cofor careless driving following an lumbia County Sheriff’s deputies investigation. in the 34000 block of Bryan Nov. 28 – Ian Holz was cited Drive for a suicidal subject. for careless driving following a Nov. 30 – Police responded non-injury motor vehicle crash on to the 33000 block of Patricia Columbia River Highway and Way and arrested Jimmy Hare, West Columbia Ave. 41, for a felony warrant out of Nov. 28 – Police arrested Benton County. He was booked Joshua Kemp, 33, in the Scapand lodged into the Columbia poose Municipal Court room for County Jail. violating his bench probation. He Dec. 1 – Karen Kenney was was booked and lodged into the taken into custody for driving Columbia County Jail. under the influence of intoxicants Nov. 29 – Police took a report – felony after a traffic stop on of found property on NW SW JP West Road near Roger Wheeler Street near NW Fifth Kucera Drive. Kenney was also Street. The property was later re- cited for refusing to take the turned to its rightful owner. breath test, failure to renew regNov. 29 – Police responded istration, and driving uninsured. to the 52000 block of Columbia She was booked and lodged into River Highway on a report of a the Columbia County Jail.

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Fish and Wildlife Service proposes emergency move for endangered deer The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing an emergency translocation of rare Columbian white-tailed deer from Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer near Cathlamet, Wash., to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge near Ridgefield, Wash. Steamboat Slough dike, a dike owned and maintained by Diking District No. 4 along the Columbia River boundary of the JBH Refuge, is eroding and is likely to fail at any time. A dike breach would inundate the JBH Refuge mainland unit and place the approximately 100 Columbian white-tailed deer inhabiting the refuge at extreme risk. Managers believe that, in the event of a breach and subsequent flooding, the majority of these deer will be displaced or die setting recovery efforts back significantly. The proposed emergency translocation is an attempt to minimize loss of deer and maintain efforts toward recovery under the Endangered Species Act. Although technology exists to fix the impending dike breach, there are no funds available for the effort at this time. Plans for a longer-term remedy are under consideration but cannot be completed in time to prevent a potential dike breach this winter. Columbian white-tailed deer are unique to western Washington and Oregon and are listed as an Endangered Species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Ridgefield NWR is within their historical range and contains suitable habitat. As part of the emergency effort, the Service has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment and opened a period of public comment. That document can be found on the JBH Refuge website at: All comments must be received by Jan. 2, 2013. A Final Environmental Assessment addressing all comments will be published on the JBH Refuge website in early 2013. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The service is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information about its work and the people who make it happen, visit Connect with the Facebook page at, on Twitter at , on the service’s YouTube Channel at and download photos from Flickr at

FIRE REPORTS Scappoose Fire District Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 – Scappoose Fire provided 16 medical transports to hospitals and 11 medical assessments without transport. Nov. 28 – There was a false alarm at the Victorian Senior Apartments that activated because of steam. Nov. 28 – A commercial fire alarm sounded at Scappoose High School. It was a false alarm that sounded because of a defective smoke alarm. This happened again later in the evening during a basketball game. Nov. 30 – Scappoose Fire responded to an automobile acci-

dent on Scappoose-Vernonia Highway near milepost 9. An investigation found a single vehicle had struck a tree and one occupant was injured. Scappoose Fire provided medical transport to a Portland-area hospital. Columbia River Fire & Rescue Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 – CRF&R responded to 47 medical alarms. Nov. 26 – Units assisted an invalid at 30890 Stanley Lane. Nov. 26 – Units were dispatched to 64001 Columbia River Highway. The call was cancelled while they were en route.

Nov. 27 – Personnel investigated smoke or an odor at 34865 N. Buck Way. There was no fire. Nov. 28 – Personnel responded to a non-injury vehicle accident at 795 S. Columbia River Highway. Nov. 28 – Units responded to an unauthorized burn at 75040 Lewis Road. Nov. 30 – Personnel investigated smoke or an odor at 34495 Vail Court. Nov. 30 – Units responded to a non-injury vehicle accident at

Gable Road and Columbia River Highway. Nov. 30 – Units assisted an invalid at 2600 Gable Road. Dec. 1 – Units were dispatched to 29907 Barker Road. The call was cancelled while they were en route. Dec. 1 – Units assisted an invalid at 405 D St. Dec. 1 – Units were dispatched to 740 SW Tichenor St. The call was cancelled while they were en route. Dec. 2 – Units assisted an invalid at 494 S. Ninth St.




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St. Helens Police Department Nov. 2 – Charity Love Spaulding, 42, was arrested for unlawful possession of Oxycodone and theft following an incident at Rite Aid. Nov. 2 – A man reported the theft of items from his storage unit. Nov. 6 – Richard Mark Ray, 36, was arrested for theft and an outstanding Washington warrant following a shoplift incident at Ace Hardware. Nov. 9 – A male juvenile was reported as a runaway. Nov. 9 – Marie Suzanne Liesegang, 32, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Nov. 10 – Charles Lee Tuell, 50, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Nov. 12 – Alisha Thackeray, 36, was cited for theft of service. Nov. 12 – A man reported a theft and damage to a vehicle at Columbia Self Storage. Nov. 13 – Police responded to a verbal dispute at Lewis and Clark School. Nov. 13 – A female juvenile was reported as a runaway but later returned home. Nov. 13 – Male juveniles were referred to the juvenile department for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and theft following a shoplift incident at Wal-Mart.



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SAFETY: donations go to more lifevests APPEAL: new dates aren’t definite

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a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while on an open deck or cockpit on boats that are underway or being towed, including sailboats, canoes, kayaks and rafts. The OSMB also recommends that infants, children and non-swimmers wear life vests while on docks and others places near open water, such as ponds, lakes creeks and rivers.

“I’m going to be handing out life vests to those who are under the age of 14 and to adults who want them to set an example for their kids,” said Danny. “I’ll also being asking for donation to build a permanent life jacket loaner station. If I have enough funds, I’m also going to put life rings on the docks.” Many of the life vests being donated are coming from the Oregon State Marine Board and from fellow

boaters from the Christmas Ship Parade. But Danny said there is always room for more donations. “Funds I get from the donations will also go towards any life jackets that are needed,” he added. The creation of the life station vest will also help Danny earn his Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts. “Me and my dad both knew from Scouts, we go to Sand Island for Scout cam-

pouts a lot, that the dock can be unsafe because there are no life rings there, there are no life vest there. And there’s no one monitoring it,” Danny said. Once the life vest station is installed, Danny hopes more people will take advantage of a quick and esy way to make being on the water safer for everyone. Anyone interested in donating a life vest or making a contribution should call Danny at (503) 543-4802.

WATTS: house was built in 1902, lived in until 1975 From PAGE A1 donations toward the Historical Society and the upkeep of the home are gladly accepted. “It’s a whole new organization this past year,” Hayden said. “We’ve reopened the house for weddings and anniversaries, receptions, that type of thing.” Plans are in the works for an “Antique Roadshow”–style event next year, inviting the community to bring in historical objects and have their value determined by appraisers. And a new website was launched just last week – scappoosehistoricalsociety. org. Two major projects are also in the sights of the organization. “Our front porch on the house, she’s 110 years old, she’s kind of rotting out, so one of our major projects after the first of the year is to replace the rotten railings on the front porch,”

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The parlor features a beautifully decorated 12-foot tall tree in colors of the rainbow.

Hayden said. And at some point, the home’s roof will need to be replaced. “We’ve got big ambition this year,” she said. The Watts House has played an important role in the history of Scappoose. Built in 1902, it was the primary residence of Grant Watts’ family until 1975 when James Loring Watts sold the house to the City for

$20,000. The agreement stated the home would eventually become a museum. However, it first served as a boarding house for teachers, and from 1974 to 1997, as Scappoose City Hall. When the new fire station and City Hall was built in 1997, plans began to convert the house into a museum. The Scappoose Historical Society, which was founded in 1974 to preserve the Watts House, oversees the museum’s operations. Today, the home includes a mock mercantile in the basement and restored rooms that show what life was like more than 100 years ago. “It’s just a treasure trove of history in that house,” Hayden said. “Grant Watts was our first mayor, his family came on the Oregon Trail in 1842 and landed in Scappoose in 1854.” The Watts House is located at 52432 SE First Street in Scappoose. For more information, call (503) 9615621.

From PAGE A1 decide the stun belt in our favor we can’t adequately represent our client.’” said Atchison. “That means whether or not he has a stun belt could influence how this hearing this week was going to go. So the judge said we can’t have the hearing.” Butts, 23, is accused of shooting and killing Rainer Police Chief Ralph Painter during a Jan. 5, 2011 altercation at a retail store in Rainier. Since his arrest, the Kalama, Wash., man has been ordered by Grove to the Oregon State Hospital for evaluation. The second placement at the state hospital came after Butts repeated stabbed himself in the head with a pencil, then refused medical treatment and has also refused any of the prescribed anti-psychotic medications made available to him through psychiatrists. The first aid an assist hearing was held about 10 months ago. After two days of testimony from a state psychologist, Portland-area psychiatrist Dr. Jerry Larsen, who was hired by the defense team, and two police officers that assisted in interviewing Butts following his arrest, Circuit Court Judge Ted Grove ruled on Feb. 1, 2012, that Butts was mentally competent to aid and assist in his own defense. Attorneys for Butts have argued in court that Butts was suffering from a mental illness, most likely schizophrenia or a similar disorder, at the time of the shooting and continues to suffer from

that mental illness, making him unable to assist in his own defense. Currently, the second aid and assist hearing is now scheduled for Dec. 12-13. “The defense said we already had two days set off in December for the [change in] venue, we’ll just do this instead. And we’ll move the venue off a month or two,” said Atchison. But the new dates are far from being definite. “We should know within the next week or two if the Oregon Supreme Court will do that appeal. They could say no and then we’re right back where we were,” added Atchison. “They could say yes, and if the appeal is still pending and then we may not be able to do anything until the Supreme Court makes a decision.” All three appeals, which are called a mandaemus proceeding – a special kind of appeal where the Supreme Court can tell the judge what to do while the case is pending, could be presented for individual rulings or as a single ruling. “It’s really unclear yet whether they’ll go as a group. They’ll probably take all three of them up but the Supreme Court can pick and choose. With mandaemous, the rules are more relaxed,” said Atchison. Butts’ attorneys have 30 days to file the mandaemous appeal, although there is no time limit on the appeals after that. Dates for the change of venue hearing are tentatively set for Feb. 20-21.

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Patrick Trapp, executive director for the Port of St. Helens, said this meeting will be far different than the last coal project meeting held in Clatskanie. Unlike the Jan. 25, 2012 meeting held at the Clatskanie Community Center to review two coal export terminal proposals before Port of St. Helens board of commissioneers, “this meeting will only be about the Port Morrow project,’ said Trapp. DEQ said it is holding the meeting – one of three held in as many days across the state – to help answer questions, as well as receive comments,

about DEQ permit applications for Ambre’s proposed Coyote Island Terminal at Port Morrow. The DEQ says its role is to evaluate environmental permit applications based on stringent regulations and issue and enforce permits that meet these requirements. Ambre Energy is applying for an air quality permit and three water quality permits for the proposed Coyote Island Terminal. The DEQ meeting will be held in the Clatskanie High School Auditorium, at 471 Bel Air Drive, in Clatskanie, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, go to CoalExportProject.htm.

SECURITY: requires all people to pass through security From PAGE A1 has been a long time coming. It requires all people coming into the building have to pass by our security checkpoint and information desk,” added Heimuller. Until recently, the back doors had been the only ac-

cess point available to those in a wheelchair. But after new steps and an access ramp were installed at the main entrance, thanks to federal funding through the Americans with Disabilities Act, visitors will be able to access all parts of the building through the front doors.

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Hope for St. Helens The Chronicle is pleased to welcome Melissa Serafin of the St. Helens Economic Development Corporation as our newest columnist. Melissa, who comes to our area through the Americorps program, will offer insightful and useful information about doing business in St. Helens and Columbia County. “Good luck,” sarcastically replied yet another employee of a local St. Helens business. “You can’t change the economy,” was the response of a particularly cynical business owner. These were common responses given when I walked the main streets of our town to introduce myself and my position’s objective: to revitalize our downtown districts. I moved to St. Helens this past August for an Americorps position with the City of St. Helens, and I work with the St. Helens Economic Development Corporation to improve our local economy. As a newcomer, I know my opinion will only hold so much weight with many of the local residents. But there’s one feature of our community that not many would dispute: the pessimism towards our business environment. I understand this negativity, particularly with the recent closings of several businesses and the Boise Paper Mill. Empty storefronts, high unemployment, the loss of countless livingwage jobs, and lacking community pride are problems that have plagued St. Helens

for years, and they have left many community members feeling hopeless or apathetic. However, these reactions from local business Melissa Serfin employees demonstrate one of the biggest obstacles our community faces in trying to improve our economy. No business or resident will move to an area where this mindset is prevalent. The moment a tourist hears a similar comment, they’ll get back in their car and drive along Highway 30 to Astoria. This culture of hopelessness immediately turns off anyone interested in economic development or improving our community. A thriving economy relies on small business, and small businesses start with an exciting idea and anticipation of the future, not out of bleak desperation and dread of what’s to come. Contrary to this common outlook, there is hope for our town. Other small towns have bounced back from similar situations into vibrant and healthy local economies and communities. The Oregon cities of Astoria, Bandon, and Molalla have all made surprising comebacks, and there is no reason St. Helens can’t do the same. In actuality, many businesses are quite successful. 2Cs Vendor Mall, Soot

Busters, and Blackbird Catering all come to mind, and their owners are more satisfied with their careers than they’ve ever been. There are optimists in our town as well, including those involved with economic and community development and those who ignore the cynics and open new businesses. This is not to say your business will be wildly successful if you think positively. There are lots of factors to consider while developing a stable business. But I noticed that the successful businesses have owners who take advantage of the strong support system for our small businesses. They are members of the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce; they ask for assistance from the St. Helens Economic Development Corporation (SHEDCO) or the Columbia County Economic Team (CCET); they take the workshops and classes offered to small businesses; they drive to Longview or Portland to utilize other resources. Many are active members of our community, serving on a variety of boards and commissions. St. Helens has a variety of wonderful assets beyond the local support system, including growing market demand, the Columbia River, our historic buildings and homes, and a very favorable tax environment. I propose we build upon the positives rather than lingering on the negatives. To revitalize and invigor-

ate St. Helens, our community needs to let go of this pervasive and toxic mindset that discourages new residents, businesses, and tourists. Business owners also need to invest themselves within our economic and civic realm and take advantage of the plethora of resources available. These are

both easily accomplished. The next time you think negatively of our local economy, I hope you ask yourself what you could be doing to change the situation. This is the first in a series on small business and economic development in St. Helens. I’ll explore our local economy, our businesses and

their owners, common small business obstacles and solutions, and other topics that affect the development of our community. I hope these articles will encourage readers to think about the future of St. Helens and how we can work together to create a healthy and prosperous place to live and work.


Changes coming to The Chronicle in the weeks ahead BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

There are some changes taking place here at The Chronicle. Beginning this month, we will now have some of our online stories behind a paywall. To be clear, much of the content online will remain free – items such as obituaries, letters to the editor, breaking news, and arts and entertainment pieces will be available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

On the sports side, game recap stories, Chip Bubl’s Garden Plots column, the ODFW Fishing & Hunting report, reader contributed photos/stories (mainly youth sports) and sports blogs will also be available at no charge. Other sports content such as feature stories, in-depth analysis of games and From the Archives will be available to subscribers only. For the last few years, The Chronicle has traditionally brought only some items from our print edition to our website. Many items, like

birth announcements, weddings, military news, student achievements, news briefs and others were only found in print. Going forward, that’s going to change as well. Now all of our print content will be made available online. Back in ‘90s, it seemed like every newspaper in America was rushing to get a website up and running. In our rush to join the information superhighway, we failed to see the value of our own product and gave our original content away for free – something that has always con-

cerned me. We also failed to do a good job of letting our online readers know what they’re missing by not subscribing. For our many readers living out of town, or reading the news on the go, we are now offering our news in a variety of formats – in print, in our e-edition, or on our website. All those features that were held for print-only will be accessible, for a subscription fee, online. If you already have a print subscription, use your subscriber number to access on-

line stories at no additional cost. The number is printed on your front page, above your name and address. (Do not type in the zeros when you enter your subscriber number.) Another advantage is that subscribers don’t have to wait until Wednesday for the news. We’re putting stories up behind the paywall throughout the week. Subscribers, for example, were able to read last week’s story on how Legacy Health’s donated technology helped save the life of a St. Helens man

the day before the paper hit the streets. Our goal is to expand our services, not take them away. While the bigger metro dailies have been hit hardest by the changes to the newspaper industry, that doesn’t mean we haven’t faced our share of challenges. And along with our advertisers, we too have felt the effects of the recession. Hopefully, with these changes in place, we have found to keep providing our readers with the news, sports and information they need well into the future.

ists always seem to win? They had the 10 commandments taken out of the courthouses, kids in school can't say the word of Jesus, or God in Christmas programs, and the list goes on. Why do the leaders of this country let them bully us? The atheists are winning. I say if they don't like this country, let them go to some other country. This is why Christians came to this country so they wouldn't be persecuted. For

me, church and Christmas are very important. Going to church out in the country, 5 ½ miles to church with a horse-drawn bobsled, was exciting. The people coming to church had bells on their horses ringing. I remember this one Christmas, I was about 13, it was a beautiful calm, cold night with a bright shining moon, you could see for miles. I could have gone into the church where it was nice and warm, but maybe I would never see a night like

this again; with a few big snowflakes falling gently, dancing down from heavens and the sleigh bells ringing. Then the thought came to my mind, this would be the song we would be singing tonight, “Silent Night.” Years later as I thought back, there must have been a night like this in 1816 when a pastor in Germany by the name of Joseph Mohr wrote the carol “Silent Night.” This is what I want for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to

have a chance to go to church on Christmas Eve. I want them to be little angels. I want them to be wise men. This is what we still need in this country today, wise men that won't give the atheists what they want. I can only pray for the atheists as they will never know the feeling I had that Christmas night so long ago, on the steps of that country church. This last fall I was back in North Dakota, I walked through the cemetery,

into the church and sat in the same pew we use to sit in. I could see the big pipe organ and hear the music that my father-in-law played for 46 years in this church. When I came back from the Army, I got married, bought a farm two miles from this church where my wife and I were baptized and confirmed. My wife took over playing the big pipe organ for years before we moved to Oregon.

LETTERS Atheists are winning In the Nov. 22 Oregonian, there was a letter to the editor written by Kenneth Puckett. In the letter, he said, “I disagree completely with the atheist standpoint, but they have the same right to freedom of speech that I do. If they want to set up a display next to a nativity scene, I say let them. I think maybe they can learn something from us by doing that.” I agree in part with his letter, but I ask why do the athe-


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Columbia River PUD property taxes increase DEER ISLAND — Columbia River People's Utility District paid $413,872 in property taxes to Columbia and Multnomah counties for 2012. The total payment amount increased 6.5 percent over 2011 levels and was based on an assessed value of $33.7 million. Property taxes paid to Columbia and Multnomah Counties help to fund schools, fire districts, emergency response and other city and county services. The PUD's 2012 property tax bill will be divided as follows:

schools – $213,132; fire districts – $85,516; county – $55,037; cities – $22,962; 911 CCom – $17,475; and other taxing districts – $19,750. Of the total, $408,245 was paid to Columbia County and $5,627 was paid to Multnomah County. While the majority of the PUD’s service area is in Columbia County, the PUD also serves 350 customers in northern Multnomah County, south of Scappoose. CRPUD is one of the 10 largest property tax payers in Columbia County.

ANNIVERSARY Floyd was a truck driver for Farny Truck Service for 37 A recent gathering of church years. Amy worked at the members, family and friends Kaiser Gypsum Company, then celebrated the 70th wedding at Owens Corning during her anniversary of Floyd and Amy working years. Swardz at the First Lutheran The couple’s sons, Jack of Renton, Wash., and Greg of Church in St. Helens. Floyd (91) and Amy (88) Marysville, Wash., both graduboth graduation from St. Heated from St. Helens High lens High School and were School and were in attendance married on Oct. 17, 1942. for the anniversary celebration. Floyd and Amy Swardz

Floyd and Amy Swardz

BIRTH Maddyson Elise Ragner Maddyson Elise Ragner arrived on Nov. 23 at 8:27 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. The proud parents are Crystal Dillard and Richard Ragner of St. Helens.

Grandparents are James Dillard of St. Helens, Steve and Wendy Ragner of Scappoose, Roy and Sheila Orr of Everett, Wash., and Tammy Farmer of Scappoose. Great-grandparents are Etta L. Ragner of Sandy, Utah, Diane Dillard of St. Helens, and Trudy Hines and Ted Farmer of Scappoose.

LETTERS (CONT.) From PAGE A5 When my father-in-law would open up the big pipe organ at the end of service it would rattle the windows. As Christmas approaches I once again go back in my memory to that church. I think of the big Christmas tree with lots of candles, 30 some kids singing their hearts out, and when it was all over here came the sacks of candy. Then the trip home in the bobsled with bells ringing, what a Christmas! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. Clarence E. Nickel, St. Helens Not a clue I am a volunteer at Top Notch Thrift Store in St. Helens. I am writing this in response to what was written in the Chronicle on Nov. 21 about thrift stores not accepting toys. We are one of those stores, but it isn't the issue of toys that caught my attention. It was how she viewed what we needed to clean the toys. She said that thrift stores should invest in a $2 pack of Clorox wipes to get the germs off so that we could sell them. I was like her before I started volunteering, I didn't have a clue as to what it takes to get things cleaned to be able to sell. I thought that the things on the stores shelves came in clean, boy was I wrong. So this is for her and others who may not know what all goes into cleaning donations. Our store is blessed with a manager who herself is a volunteer.

She keeps us well stocked with cleaning supplies, anything we need to make it easier to clean she gets it for us. On our first day of volunteering we are told that 90 percent of what we do is cleaning. That may seem like a large part of our time spent cleaning, but it is very rare that things come in clean. Here is a list of some of our most common cleaning supplies; Awesome, Goof Off, Goo-Be-Gone, bleach, glass cleaner, copper cleaner, silver polish, wood polish, S.O.S. Pads, steel wool, cleanser, dish soap, lint remover rollers, and the list goes on. Oh yes one more important cleaning item, and that is good old-fashioned elbow grease. This doesn't mean that when you come into our store you will never find something dirty. We are the senior center’s thrift store, which means that most of our volunteers are seniors, our eyesight may not be as good as it once was, but we do our best. I hope that you are able to see that a pack of wipes would not be up to the job of all the cleaning that goes on in our back room. That's just the cleaning list. We have another list for fixing things. My family and friends ask me from time to time why do I volunteer instead of getting a paid job. I first tell them that I love being a volunteer, and then I will tell them that I do get paid. If I had a paying job I would only get a paycheck once or twice a month, but as a volunteer I get paid every day that I work. I get paid by the customers and by those who donate. Every time I hear

someone say what a nice store we have and how clean and neat everything is they are paying me with their kind words. When someone finds a treasure and gets excited, or when someone is looking for something and I can take them right to it and they are grateful, the kindness they show is part of my pay. When we get donations from you and you are grateful for us being here to give us your left over garage sales or things from cleaning out your house, that too, is part of my payment. All the smiles and laughter that you as customers give, the friendships I have made with you and with the other volunteers as well, this is the pay that for me means more then a paycheck. It's you that make Top Notch a fun and happy place to volunteer. So to all of our customers and to those who donate to us I want to say with a grateful heart thank you for all you do for our store. By your giving to us things to sell and shopping at our store you too are helping support The Senior Center as well as Meals On Wheels. Thank you for the big pay day you give to me every day that I work. Barbra Bynoe, Top Notch Thrift Store volunteer Hang on We hang on, with our teeth if necessary, to the moral fiber that build this nation, or we die. Dean Nichols, Scappoose

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OBITUARIES David A. Miller David A. Miller was born on May 18, 1956, in Renton, Wash., to Jack P. and Joanne M. (Bates) Miller. He died at his home in St. Helens on Nov. 28, 2012, at the David A. age of 56. Miller David was educated in Chula Vista, Calif., and graduated in 1975. He moved from Chula Vista to Tigard in 1981, residing in Oregon for over 30 years. He married Lorine Campos in Vancouver, Wash., on March 21, 1983, and 1996 the family moved to St. Helens. David was a truck driver for over 20 years finally retiring from the Teamsters Local No. 81 in 2009. Then he began a second career as a longshoreman for ILWU Local No. 8 until November of 2011. His interests included fishing, family camping, working on old cars and attending car shows. He is survived by his wife, Lorine Miller of St. Helens; son Anthony Miller of St. Helens; brothers Eric Miller of Oregon City, and Brian Miller of Bay City, Wash.; and sisters Kathy Freudenthal of Lacey, Wash., and Anne Miller of Milwaukie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack in 1996 and Joanne in 2012. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1911 Columbia Blvd., in St. Helens. Online condolences may be left for the family at Delvera Frances Smith Delvera Frances Smith, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in Hauser Lake, Idaho, on Nov. 22, 2012. Delvera was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Delvera Westport, Frances Smith Ore., to Jack and Margaret (Anundi) Sutfin. She and her brother, Keith Sutfin, were raised there, enjoying a life of hunting, fishing and gardening. She was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Westport High in 1952. She then went on to pursue a degree in nursing which she received from Emanuel

Hospital in 1954. On May 1, 1959, she married Thomas E. Smith. They moved to Scappoose in the early 1970s, where they raised their three daughters. Del enjoyed a long career in nursing at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, specializing in IV Therapy. Del was very involved in the Scappoose recreational softball league. She was not only a team player but was also involved in coaching alongside her husband Tom for many years. She was a “sports nut.” It did not matter who won the game, she just wanted to watch a good game. She was an accomplished gardener, receiving her master gardener’s certificate. She loved bird watching and taking care of her family and friends. She moved to N. Idaho in 2005 where she enjoyed making new friends, working with special needs dogs and watching the wildlife, especially the moose in her yard. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah A. Bottenberg and husband Clint of Sandy, Ore., and Cristene A. Justus and husband Duane of Hauser Lake, Idaho; granddaughter Alishia M. Guest, husband Tyler and three great grandchildren of Mulino, Ore.; brother Keith Sutfin and wife Shirley of Westport; cousin George Jogtich of Kent, Wash.; sister-in-law Catherine L. Smith of Portland, and several nieces and nephews. Delvera was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Smith, in 2001 and her daughter, Kimberly Ann Smith, in 1976. Please join the family for a celebration of Delvera’s life on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at Columbia Funeral Home, 618 Columbia Blvd., in St. Helens. A private burial will be held at Murray Hill Cemetery in Clatskanie. The family extends a special thank you to Hospice of North Idaho and suggests a memorial be made to them at 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835. Delvera the Healer, the world was simply a better place with you in it. Alice M. Duncan Alice M. (Mares) Duncan died on Dec. 1, 2012. Alice was born on April 2, 1947, and spent her 65 years in Scappoose. Alice and her husband, Gary, celebrated 46 years of marriage on Nov. 26. She faced cancer with grace, dignity and courage.

Alice is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters Darlene (Daniel) Huckaby and Wendy (Mannie) Etienne; mother Evelyn (Joe) Baker; sister Teresa (Bill) Alice M. Chapman; Duncan brothers Bernard (Marge) Mares, Paul (Kris) Mares and Steven (Barbara) Mares, extended family members Doug and Michelle Greisen and Eduardo (Cinty) Biaze and nine grandchildren. Her father, Frank Mares Jr., and brother, John F Mares, preceded her in death. Alice was a life-long member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and a graduate of Scappoose High School. She sang in the choir in high school, in her church and was a longtime member of the Columbia River Chorus, a Sweet Adeline Choir. Alice's first job was mother and wife devoting her time to family. She drove school buses for Scappoose when her girls were young and later opened a home business, “Alice’s Heavy Duty Sewing.” Her spare time was spent camping and fishing with Gary and their family. Alice was a friend to everyone she met and offered help to anyone who needed it. Funeral services will be held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 51555 S.W. Old Portland Road, in Scappoose on Friday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with a reception following in the hall. Donations in Alice’s name can be made to Legacy Hospice in Portland, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at Virgil Howard Lynch Jr. Virgil Howard Lynch Jr., of Vernonia, passed away at his home on Nov. 25 from natural causes. He was 63. A celebration of life service was held on Nov. 29 at the Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Vernonia. Dedication of the grave with full military honors under the American Veterans Honor Guard followed at Vernonia Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home.

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

Your Family Is Invited To... Vernon Anthony Justin gone but never forgotten… During a time like this we realize how much our friends and family really mean to us… Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered. Thank you all, Diane Feakin & the Justin Family

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In addition to lighting candles, the ceremony will include special music provided by Scappoose High School Choir, words of comfort, and a keepsake ornament. Our commitment to the families we serve does not end with the funeral. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us, and that this will be a time of peace and comfort.

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Wind down with Wine-Down


SCAPPOOSE — On Dec. 7, head downtown in Scappoose for an evening of shopping, food and wines, and daycare for a unique experience: the WineDown Downtown from 4-7 p.m. Participating vendors include Avenue 30, Miyako, Old Oregon Smokehouse, Alterations by Heather, Reclaim Resale, Ingenuity and others. A $20 ticket includes wine glass, daycare, 11 wine samplings and trolley service.


Daycare will be provided at Petersen Elementary School from 3:30–8 p.m. Dahl is part of Oregon State University's Enactus Team, which uses entrepreneurial skills and hard work to generate real world change. “The event that I am putting on in St. Helens and Scappoose is to recognize women-owned businesses in the community and also provide a fun atmosphere for residents to unwind without traveling far from home,� said

Dahl. “We are also providing free daycare ‌ to let parents enjoy their night out. The children will be making Christmas ornaments, crafts, and coloring. We will also be providing them with healthy snacks,â€? she said. Tickets can be purchased by calling event organizer Abigail Dahl at (503) 369-73660 or pre-pay at any of the participating businesses on the day of the event.

Library accepting Holiday Hope book donations ST. HELENS — Help promote the pleasure of reading while making someone’s Christmas brighter this year. The St. Helens Public Library is accepting donations of new and gently used books until Dec. 10 as part of the Holiday Hope Christmas program. Books for all ages are being accepted and will be included in the Holiday Hope Christmas baskets being distributed to local families in need by Toy ‘n’ Joy and the St. Helens Kiwanis Club. Decorated book donation boxes are located in the St. Helens Public Library parking lot and inside the entrance to the Library. Receipts for tax purposes are available upon request. For further information regarding book donations, contact Library Director Margaret Jeffries at (503) 397-4544.


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Drop boxes have been placed in front of and inside the St. Helens Public Library for the Holiday Hope program.

PUBLIC MEETINGS Wednesday, Dec. 5 7 a.m. – Columbia County Traffic Safety Commission meets at America’s Best Value Inn (formerly the Village Inn), in St. Helens. 9 a.m. – PGE Retirees meet at America’s Best Value Inn (formerly the Village Inn). Call (503) 397-0805 for details. 9:30 a.m. – The Columbia County Development Agency will hold a meeting in the board of commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, of the Columbia County Courthouse to discuss matters related to the agency. For more information, call (503) 397-4322. 10 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners holds its regularly scheduled board meeting in the commissioners’ meeting room, room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse and its regularly scheduled staff meetings at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, room 331, at

the Columbia County Courthouse. 1 p.m. – St. Helens City Council holds a work session at city hall, 265 Strand St. 5:30 p.m. – The St. Helens School District board of directors will hold a special work session in the boardroom at the district office, 474 N. 16th St., St. Helens. 7 p.m. – St. Helens City Council holds a regular meeting at city hall, 265 Strand St. Thursday, Dec. 6 9 a.m. – The Port of St. Helens board of commissioners and staff will attend a retreat to discuss internal policies and other port-related business. No public comment will be received at this time. The retreat will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Columbia River PUD offices, 64001 Columbia River Hwy., Deer Island. For more information, call (503) 397-2888.

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 Monday, Dec. 10 Columbia County Courthouse 6 p.m. – The Fair Board for and its regularly scheduled staff the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo will hold a meeting in the meetings at 1 p.m. in the commissioners’ office, room 331, at 4-H building at the fairgrounds the Columbia County Courtcomplex. house. Tuesday, Dec. 11 7 p.m. – Transportation Sys1 p.m. – South Columbia tem Plan committee meeting at Family School board meeting at city hall. 34555 Berg Road, in Warren. Thursday, Dec. 13 Wednesday, Dec. 12 7 p.m. – The Scappoose 8:30 a.m. – Port of St. Helens Rural Fire District will hold a regular board meeting at the Scapcommission meeting. poose Fire Station, 52751 9:30 a.m. – The Columbia County Commissioners, as Columbia River Hwy., in Scaptrustees for the Columbia Health poose. 10 a.m. – The regular meeting of the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority (NOHA) will be held at 10 a.m. on December 6, 2012 at the Champion Park Apartments, 4317 Brookfield Road, Tillamook, OR 97141. For agenda items, please call NOHA at 503-861-0119, extension 122.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR hrs. To aid planning please RSVP to John (360) 575-9238 or • Family History Classes “History Lesson,â€? what is the motivation for the immigrant taught by Hal and Barbara Hovorka at Church of Jesus Christ of LatterThursday, Dec. 6 day Saints building at 2755 • Tai Chi at St. Helens Senior Sykes Road, 9:30–11:30 a.m., no Center from 6–7:30 p.m. costs involved. • Kids Night Out at the EisenSaturday, Dec. 8 schmidt Pool in St. Helens, 6–8 p.m., sponsored by Soccer in the • The monthly collaborative (WHAS and Longview Parks) Sand. Tickets are $7 if registered Lake Scajawea Bird Walk will be before 4 p.m. on Dec. 8, $8.50 combined with the annual Deafter 4 p.m. Children under the cember walk and social at the age of 7 must be accompanied Greens on 25th in Longview. The by an adult in the water. Parents walk begins at 8 a.m. at Helmlock can swim for free. Fully superSquare near Hemlock and vised and certified lifeguards are Kessler Blvd and will last 1 to 1.5 on duty. Space is limited, so reg-

Wednesday, Dec. 5 • Fan Tai Chi at the Scappoose Senior Center from 8–9 a.m. • Scappoose Public Library, 10:30 a.m. storytime for ages 5 and under.

• 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.

ister early. Parents must register • Scappoose Public Library – children in person and must sign 10:30 storytime for ages 5 and out children upon leaving. Call under. The theme and craft is (503) 397-2283 for more informa- snowflakes. tion. Thursday, Dec. 13 Tuesday, Dec. 11 • Tai Chi at the St. Helens Sen• Beginning Tai Chi at the St. ior Center from 6–7:30 p.m. Helens Senior Center from 9–10 Saturday, Dec. 15 a.m. • Intermediate Tai Chi at the • Donut Day from 7 a.m.–3 St. Helens Senior Center from p.m. (if they last). Krispy Kreme 10–11 a.m. donuts will be exchanged for Wednesday, Dec. 12 canned food items at the St. He• Fan Tai Chi at the Scappoose lens Police Department to benefit Senior Center from 8–9 a.m. the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.

• Kiwanis Daybreakers meets at 7 a.m. at America’s Best Value Inn. Call (503) 3972696. • 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 Sundays

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

City of St. Helens

Notice of Council Public Forum Community Input Requested on Proposed 2013 Utility Rates Wednesday, December 5, 2011, 6:30PM The City of St. Helens City Council will hold a public forum on December 5, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the public forum is to review the proposed 2013 water, sewer and storm utility rate increases. Citizen input is encouraged. The forum will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 265 Strand Street, Plaza Entrance, St. Helens, OR 97051. The facility is handicap accessible. If you need special accommodation, please contact City Hall at (503)397-6272, at least 48 hours before the meeting. C10609


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America’s Funniest Home Videos (N) ^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News 60 Minutes (N) MythBusters Inventive cooking methods. _ Moonshiners Tickle recruits a new hand. ( (5:20) NFL Football Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers. (N) (Live)







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DECEMBER 10, 2012 6:30

^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ American Chopper “The Last Build”









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DECEMBER 11, 2012 6:30

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DECEMBER 7, 2012 6:30

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Garbage & Debris Maria’s Hauled. Brambles, brush House Cleaning & tres pruined 503-987- Licensed, Professional 2021 or 503-410-9905 cleaning. Insured & ask for Dave Bonded. Natural cleaning materials. Juan’s Yard $20/hr. Will clean the Maintenance whole house, doors, Quality Work, Hedging, windows (inside), Edging, Mowing, Clean bottom base boards, Gutters, Lay Bark Dust, fridges, cabinets, blinds, Clean-up & Hauling. ovens. Free estimates. Licenced & Free Refs avail. Call anytime Estimates Cell: 503-396-3857 503-396-7828 Hme 503-397-9821


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

   CFESPPN  CB JO $PMVNCJB $JUZ Nicely kept with lots of storage and large yard. Detached garage. Garbage paid. No pets.


   CFESPN  CB JO 7FSOPOJB Just remodeled throughout. Huge lot and undercover parking. Pet ok. All listings and rentals are available for viewing at )FBUIFS #VNHBSEOFS   +FOOZ &SIBSEU  


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

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

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

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.

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




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

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



GREAT LOCATION 2 BDR, 1 BA w/carport & storage, w/s/g, yardcare pd. 33941 E. Columbia Ave. $725

SUPER CUTE 1 level, 2 BDR, 1 BA + storage, fenced yard. 324 Crouse Way $825

COLUMBIA CITY DECEMBER FREE - MUST SEE, 3 BDR, 2 BA + bonus room & loft, fenced yard & extra storage. 555 “A� St. $1295

3 BDR 2 BA, fenced yard & garage, NOHA ok 324 S. 18th $995

GREAT PRICE 2 BDR, 1 BA + bonus room, new carpet & paint. 52581 NW 1st. $795

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

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 (503)709-1878

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

DRIVERS: Tired of Being Gone? We get you HOME! Call HANEY TRUCK LINE one of best NW heavy haul carriers. Great Pay/Benefit Package 1888-414-4467

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

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Completely Reconditioned 90 DAY GUARANTEE 30-DAY GUARANTEE


Asphalt Paving Septic Tank Replacement Septic Pumping

Quality Resumes 503-397-4098

$164,900 64 900


Boats & Motors

INVESTORS - DEVELOPERS – HOME-OWNER! Something for ever everyone yone here!! 3 BR, 1 BA home plus 1 BR studio in garage. gara ge. 2 car gara garage ge + carport + smalll shop. Located Locaated on one level acre. Zonedd R10, potential to be re-zoned to R4 when en brought into city limits. Grea Great at locat location, tion, ver vveryy nice lot. Home in need of updating. Sold AS-IS. Good candidate for Rehab Loan. 503.887.4577 ML#12261243

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

NICE, COZY ONE-LEVEL! 3 BR, 2 BA home with wood burning fireplace,, newer aappliances ppliances in kitchen, newe newer er roof, glass slider in middle bedroom for easy access to pa patio tio and backy backyard. ard. PPerfect erffect for starter home or do downsizing! wnsizing! Sm Smaller maller easy to maintain yyard, ard, near school schoolss and shops with easy access to Highway 30! 503.396.1326 ML#12032175


Wanted Autos !Columbia County’s! Top Cash 4 Junk Cars, Trucks and Motorhomes. *Titles not required* “Scrappy� 503-397-3481 $CASH$ PAID FOR CARS & TRUCKS, RUNNING OR NOT. FREE REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES. 503-285-1808

Mollyy Hrusk Hruska, Broker Moll a, Principal rincipal Br oker moll y@mollyhrusk usk 503.939.7773




RLJ Plumbing CCB#102632



24 HR SERVICE-10 YR PARTS & LABOR WARRANTY Oregon Energy Trust-Trade Ally CCB#186513



Monkey Tree Learning Center (Daycare and PReschool) is hiring for a full time Infant teacher and part (6am to 1pm) OR full time Toddler teacher ASAP. MUST have at least 1 year of experience teaching toddlers or infants OR have early childhood education credits to substitute. Must also be able to pass a background check and drug test. Looking for hard working, cheerful, team players eager to teach young minds! Please email info@monkeytreelearni or come in person to 500 Columbia River Hwy #450, St. Helens (same building as DMV) to apply. May call (503)410-5158 with questions or for directions.


Blades,, Principal Br Broker KKaren aren Blades oker om 503.807.2516 Deb PParmley, armley, Principal Br Broker oker dparmle 503.887.4577


Garage Sales *HOLIDAY HOPE TOY DRIVE* For boys, girls and babies Help support your local Fire Department Dec 8, 8am-4pm Ace Hardware Parking Lot Buying Gold, Silver, Coins, Guns 503-308-2494

Having a Garage Sale? Don t forget the deadlines!!




503-730-9728 503-397-1372


Apply by sending resume to: Lael Hepworth lhepworth

Part time vet assistant/receptionist. Bring resumes to Companion Pet Clinic 503-543-6464

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33608 E E.. C Columbia olumbia aA Avenue venue #130, S Scappoose cappoose


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



OLDE TOWNE BARBER SHOP Curt Epperly, owner 295 S First 396-2087




Curry, Broker Julie Curr y, Principal al Br oker julie@juliec urr m 503.396.6770



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

Alcoholics Anonymous Info-line, (503)366-0667

503-543-7929 Fax


10 $12

CPR-AED First Aid Basic Life Support




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

DRIVER: $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. Choose your hometime. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800414-9569


Health & Nutrition

Pizzoo RRenee enee Pizz Estate Broker RReal eal Esta te Br oker rpizz 503.396.1326

River City & Rentals Northwest

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

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


503-543-4440 Phone

Craft Classes


CHARMING 2 BDR, 1 BA + garage, 174 McArthurs St. $795


NEW CARPET & paint, 2 BDR 1 BA , w/s/g & yardcare pd. 33754 SE Maple $695


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

QUIET STREET Cozy 2 BDR, 1 BA. 246 Little St. $695

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


Small Business Accounting/ Bookkeeping QB/Adobe/Office expert Public Notary OR/WA 503-871-0701

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Day Care

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

(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




Misc Services

$I PAY CASH$ 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

   CFESPPN TUVEJP JO $PMVNCJB $JUZ Undercover parking & wa/dr hookups. Water and Garbage paid. Pet ok.





Wednesday, December 5, 2012

From as little as $9.95/week!! (503)397-0116 classified@thechroni


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


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


for 3 weeks for just


$ 95


HUGE ESTATE SALE 70456 Mick Thomas Rd Dec. 7th 9-3PM, Dec. 8th & 9th 9-4PM follow yellow signs at Goble. 3 miles off hwy. 30, tons of new items, antiques, Christmas, tools, jewelry, furniture, books, movies & much more. House and garage FULL. Everything must go! credit and debit card accepted.










Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Garage Sales

Christmas Trees

Apts Unfurnished


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Rickreall Gun Show Sat. 12/8, 8am-5pm & Sun. 12/9, 9am-4pm @ Polk County Fair Ground503-623-3048


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

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

Courthouse and the following libraries: Scappoose, Clatskanie, Rainier, Columbia City, St Helens and Vernonia". Publish: December 5, 2012

26 Robert and/or Stephanie Turton 35 David Brian Williamson 54 Nicole Bishop 258 Dolores Haynes 442 Brenda Coy 446 Laura Bauley Keen

at www.oregonstatebar.or g 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

COUNTY, OREGON. Commonly known as 397 North 10th Street, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051.


Auctions Auction: 5,615+ Acres (14 Tracts) Harney County, OR. Includes famous Beatys Butte. Abundant wildlife (antelope, mule deer, and wild horses.) ONLINE AUCTION: December 11. www.HansenAndYoung. com 509-416-6060


Appliances Refrigerator Kenmore Stainless Trio bottom freezer, ice maker/water 36’ W 503-397-0999


Food & Produce HAY Grass mix. John Vardanega 503-397-3679

736 Pets

Boarding for Dogs at Big Meadow Farm. Reserve Early for the Holidays 503-366-3565 Columbia Humane Society offers dog baths every Sat only, 11:303:30 p.m. Prices vary by size and coat ($5-$16) more details at By appt. 503-397-4353 We are also at All About Pets, 53567 Columbia River Hwy, Scappoose. Day & hrs the same. By appt. 503-543-5740 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


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 Ed-Kitty’s CHRISTMAS TREES U-CUT Quitting business, $10 a tree. Any tree, any size. Some tall grass, wear boots. Blaha Rd, Warren, South of Fairgrounds. 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

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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 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

Noble Fir - U-CUT $8/ea or 2 for $15. 503-366-0250

RAINIER Spacious, corner 2 bdrm on the top floor. $600/mth + dep. 503-556-3077 Scappoose 2 bdrm in Tri-plex. $600/mth. 1st, last + $300 dep. No Smoking/Pets. 33734 SE Maple. 503-310-3025 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


Houses Unfurnished #26 2 bdrm Townhouse @ McCormick Park. 2 story home located in a woodsy setting. Big kitchen w/dishwasher, tub/shower, 3 closets, nice BBQ deck, utility rm w/W/D hk-up modern & secure, laundry/Garage avail. NOHA OK. No pets Equal Housing Opp. 1691 Old Portland Rd, St. Helens $799/mo lv msg 503-369-1553

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

2 bd. 1 bth all apliances, util. paid. no smk. no pets no NOHA $650 503-397-1654


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

Misc For Sale Bring music to Xmas! Beautiful antique player piano - not sure if player part works but, can play it with good sound. Bench + books incl. For a great present price of $250. U-Move. 503-481-7773


Apts Unfurnished #1 2 bdrm Apt @ McCormick Park. Big Apt. Full size kitchen w/dishwasher & eating bar, tub/shower, covered BBQ porch, modern & secure, laundry/Garage avail. NOHA OK. No pets. Equal Housing Opp. 1691 Old Portland Rd, St. Helens $650/mo. No move-in fees. lv msg 503-369-1553 #26 2 bdrm Townhouse @ McCormick Park. 2 story home located in a woodsy setting. Big kitchen w/dishwasher, tub/shower, 3 closets, nice BBQ deck, utility rm w/W/D hk-up modern & secure, laundry/Garage avail. NOHA OK. No pets Equal Housing Opp. 1691 Old Portland Rd, St. Helens $799/mo lv msg 503-369-1553 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 Duplex; upstairs unit, 2.5 bdrm, 1 ba, Fenced yard, pets welcome. $800/mth. 503-4386089 FOR RENT 2BD/1.5 BA, WD/AC/DW Inc. $750 + Dep. $50 App. fee 503-396-1478

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 3 bdrm, 2 ba, on 5 acres in Deer Island. $950/mth, 1st & last + $400 cleaning dep. Ready now. 503-556-1652

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 Lrg 4 bdrm, 1 ba, W/D. 234 S. 12th. $1100 + $1100 dep. 503-369-8140 Must See! 5 bdrm + office, basement, garage, 2 ba w/spa tub, fncd yard. $1250/mth. 503-396-6102 OIG PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC 1815 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens (503)396-5436 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. 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. 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 Small 1 bedrm home near high school. w/s/g yardwork included. $460 per mth. $300 dep. No smoking/pets. 503-397-3138

Duplex w/excellent river & mountain view. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, laundry rm, garage. No Smoking/Pets. $900/mth + dep. 503397-5522 Oversized 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba townhouse. Scappoose. 33903 SE Burnet St. No smoking, pets neg. $750/mth + $900 dep. 503-9390673


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 503-3971319 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


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


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 2009 Palm Harbor Manufactured home, single wide. All appliances included. Reduced 503-543-3329 ‘72 Sierra Mobile home. $8,000. 503-369-9677 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.


Public Notices CH12-5700 "The statement of procedures for Columbia County are available for review at the Columbia County

CH12-901 COLUMBIA COUNTY CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE TO: ALL INTERESTED PERSONS 1. Notice is hereby given that the Columbia County Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, December 10, 2012 at or after 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Columbia County Rider Transit Center, 1155 Deer Island Road 230, St. Helens OR 97051. 2. The county does not discriminate on the basis of handicap status. If any special accommodations are required, please contact Janet at 503-366-8504. Dated this 21st day of November, 2012 CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON By: Janet Wright Columbia County Transportation Director. CH12-900 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Oregon Self-Service Storage Facility Act. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 13th day of December, 2012 at 12 noon, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at GUARDIAN MINI STORAGE, 2035 Old Portland Rd., St. Helens, OR 97051, County of Columbia, State of Oregon, the following: A-83 Kylans Simkins A-87 Andrew Niirannen Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated November, 28, 2012 CH12-898 Legal Notice: The following unit’s will be sold at public auction on December 13, 2012 at 10: AM for nonpayment of rent and other fees, at Scappoose Secure Storage 53365 Columbia River Hwy., Scappoose. OR 97056. Phone 503-543-6861. Auction to be pursuant to auction rules and procedures of Scappoose Secure Storage. Rules are available upon request. A non-refundable bidder’s fee of $10.00 will be charged. Carolyn Jensen Unit # 82 Brian Blasier Unit # Rv616 Antonio Ornelas Unit # 133 CH12-897 LEGAL NOTICE St. Helens Secure Storage 295 S. Vernonia Road St. Helens, Oregon 97051 503-397-7121 The following units will be sold at public auction on December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. for nonpayment of rent and other fees. Auction to be pursuant to Auction Rules and Procedures of St. Helens Secure Storage. Rules are available upon inquiry. There will be a $10.00 nonrefundable registration fee for all attendees. Unit # Name 19 Frank Vesecky

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, 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

/s/.James A. Craft James A. Craft #090146 [] 1499 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 255 Vancouver, WA 98683 (360)260-2253; Fax (360)260-2285 CH12-893 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY COLUMBIA Probate Department In the Matter of the Estate of LOURICE STANCLIFT Deceased No. 12-7088P NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Steven Y. Orcutt, an attorney and active member of the Oregon State Bar, has been appointed personal representative. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the personal representative at 4380 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97239-6412, 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 or the personal representative. Dated and first Published on November 21, 2012. Steven Y. Orcutt OSB #752856 Personal Representative Estate of Lourice Stanclift 4380 SW Macadam Avenue Suite 500, Portland OR 97239-6412 Tel: 503-517-9204 Fax: 503-228-6993 CH12-867 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in Interest and/orassigns, Plaintiff, v. THE CHARLES E. HALL FAMILY TRUST; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CHARLES E. HALL; RYAN K. HALL; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; OREGON DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES; AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants. Case No. 112309 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS: THE CHARLES E. HALL FAMILY TRUST: In the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filed against you in the aboveentitled Court and cause on or before the expiration of 30 days from the date of the first publication of this summons. The date of first publication in this matter is November 14, 2012. If you fail timely to appear and answer, Plaintiff will apply to the above-entitled court for the relief prayed for in its complaint. This is a judicial foreclosure of a deed of trust in which the Plaintiff requests that the Plaintiff be allowed to foreclose your interest in the following described real property: LOT 12, BLOCK 93, ST. HELENS, COLUMBIA

NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claims are stated in the written complaint, a copy of which was filed with the above-entitled Court. 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 of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. IT must be in proper form and have proof of service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or, if the Plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the Plaintiff. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at http://www.oregonstateb or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. This summons is issued pursuant to ORCP 7 ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.C. By: Amber Norling OSB #094593 Attorneys for Plaintiff 511 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 400 Portland, OR 97205 (503) 459-0140; Fax 425-247-7794 CH12-902 PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID 2013 LINE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS COLUMBIA RIVER PUD Notice is hereby given t hat Columbia River People’s Utility District (PUD) will receive sealed bids for our 2013 line construction materials. Bids will be received by the PUD, 64001 Columbia River Highway, Deer Island, Oregon 97054 until 3:30 p.m., pacific prevailing time, on December 20, 2012, at which time the bids will be publicly opened. The bids will be available for public inspection at the PUD office after the bid opening. The bid documents and specifications may be examined at the office of the PUD, 64001 Columbia River Highway, Deer Island, Oregon 97054. Paper or electronic copies of the bid documents may be obtained by sending a written request to Columbia River PUD. P.O. Box 1193, St. Helens, Oregon, 97051 or by calling (503) 3663243. Columbia River PUD reserves the right to reject any and all bids that are not in compliance with the bid documents and prescribed public bidding procedures and to reject, for good cause, any or all bids upon a finding by the PUD that it is in the public interest to do so. Dated: November 28, 2012 at Columbia River People’s Utility District. Published: Chronicle: December 5, 2012

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St. Helens gets 7 Mile redemption After losing both contests in 2011, the SHHS boys and girls basketball teams beat Scappoose in 2012 season openers BOYS BASKETBALL


St. Helens 49, Scappoose 37

St. Helens 27, Scappoose 26

Harcourt’s late lay-in lifts Lions to win over Indians BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

ST. HELENS — While the St. Helens guards darted in and out of the paint for layins, Scappoose pounded the ball into the posts to get their close-range shots. It was a battle of two different styles on Nov. 29 during the Seven Mile War. In a defensive struggle, it was a defensive play that turned out to be the difference. With about 30 seconds to play and her team trailing by one point, St. Helens senior guard Jillian Ross stole the ball from a Scappoose player near midcourt. Ross found junior guard Nicole Harcourt sprinting all alone toward the basket, fed her a clean outlet and Harcourt converted the uncontested lay-in for what turned out to be the game-winning basket. St. Helens (1-1) beat Scappoose (0-1), 2726. Harcourt and Ross combined for six of St. Helens’ 10 steals during the game. Harcourt

and the other member of the Lions’ starting backcourt trio, sophomore Michelle Sass, scored 22 of the team’s 27 points. Sass led the way with 16 points and Harcourt had 6. Sass also led the Lions with seven rebounds – an area in which Scappoose dominated. The Indians outrebounded the Lions, 3319, led by nine apiece from junior Abby Kessi and senior Kendall Keierleber. Kessi also scored 6 points. Junior Brittany Catlow had seven rebounds to go along with a teamhigh 10 points — all scored in the second half. “They played a really good game,” Sass said. “Their posts were killing us – that’s all they did.” But Scappoose couldn’t stop Sass from slashing to the basket and finishing or dishing off to open teammates. That’s why it put a scare through the St. Helens fan base when Sass crumpled to the floor with 1:53 to go and her team down one. She briefly went to See LIONS, Page A14

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St. Helens senior Jake Ramiskey is fouled by Scappoose junior Mitchell Davis on Nov. 28.

Visiting St. Helens rides hot hand of Ramiskey to victory BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

SCAPPOOSE — A year later, the thought of a 2011 Seven Mile War loss still weighed heavily on the mind of St. Helens High School senior Jake Ramiskey. When given the opportunity to reverse his team’s fortune in 2012, Ramiskey wasted no time. The St. Helens wing scored 8 points and dished out two assists in the opening minutes to give the Lions (2-0) a 13-2 lead over the home Scappoose Indians (0-1). The Tribe eventually cut the deficit to as few as two points, but never once led in the game. St. Helens won the season opener, 49-37. “When we found out we were gonna play Scappoose, we were so excited. Then we came out and we played terrible last year. This year

it was my goal to make it different, make it so they feel the same way we did at the end of the game,” Ramiskey said. “I didn’t sleep last night because I was too excited for this game.” He finished with a game-high 29 points and five assists, despite sitting on the bench the second quarter because he picked up two quick fouls. Ramiskey also helped get both crowds into the game, exciting the Lion student section with his great play and igniting the Indian student section. “Their crowd just pumped me up. I like it. I like when I play against big crowds, they get me into the game, make me want to play harder,” he said. The Tribe gave its student section reason to be optimistic in the second and third quarters. See ST. HELENS, Page A13

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St. Helens junior Nicole Harcourt drives for a lay-in against Scappoose sophomore Sara Tinning in the first half of a game on Nov. 29.



Tribe takes third in opening tourney BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

ESTACADA — Four Scappoose High School wrestlers reached the championship match in their weight class at the 2012 Ranger Classic Dec. 1 at Estacada High School. Sophomore Johnathon Tardif, junior Isaiah Goodrich and senior Bailey Apon all took home first-place finishes, giving the Indians more wins at the event than any of the other 10 teams. Scappoose finished third with 152.5 points, behind La Grande (246.5) and Estacada (163). “Good overall meet. We looked to be a bit ahead of where we were last season,” said Scappoose coach Jim Jones. Tardif went 3-0 at 152 pounds with a pin and two decisions, including a narrow 6-5 victory in the title match. Goodrich’s win came in the 182-pound division. Because there weren’t as many wrestlers in that class, Goodrich needed just two wins to earn the title. He picked up a 173 major decision and a 5-1 decision. Apon was 3-0 with two pins and a 9-0 major decision. He pinned his opponent in the third round of the title match. Senior Ryan Bond took second in the 145pound weight class. He pinned his first opponent then won a 5-3 decision before dropping a 13-5 major decision in the title match. Sophomore Ben Gadbois took third in that same weight class, winning the third-place match 11-8. He was 3-1, all of his wins coming by way of decision. He lost a 5-2 decision. “Very solid performances by Goodrich, Tardif, Apon and Bond,” Jones said. “Also solid performances by freshmen Kurt Mode, Braxton Sue, Cody Erhardt, as well as soph-

Jillian Ross

St. Helens’ Ross is selected to the 5A all-state team KYLE BOGGS / The Chronicle

Scappoose freshman Kurt Mode uses his legs, arms and head against a Mark Morris opponent during an endowment match at St. Helens High School on Dec. 3. Mode finished third in a tournament at Estacada High School on Dec. 1.

omore Ben Gadbois. We have a great deal to work on but our effort level was very good. This team is very focused on working hard and improving.” Mode and Sue finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 106-pound weight class. Erhardt was fourth at 138. Also finishing in the top five were senior Michael Lohman, who took third at 160 pounds, and junior Taylor Walden, who was

fifth at 126. Scappoose was missing wrestlers in four weight classes. Scappoose wrestles at La Grande at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. TEAM SCORES 1, La Grande 246.5. 2, Estacada 163. 3, Scappoose 152.5. 4, Washougal 138. 5, Beaverton 137.5. 6, Stayton 110. 7, Banks 79.5. 8, Gladstone 56.5. 9, Molalla 51. 10, Estacada (2) 32.5. 11, Amity 28.

Jillian Ross, a senior setter on the St. Helens High School volleyball team, was named to the 2012 Oregon 5A all-state volleyball second team. Ross averaged 24 assists per match and had a serving percentage of 95 percent for the season. She averaged better than 2.5 aces per match and also averaged nearly three kills and three blocks per match. Ross, a team captain, led the Lions to a 16-6 overall record. After finishing second in the Northwest Oregon Conference, St. Helens reached the first round of the state playoffs. To see the complete 2012 Oregon 5A all-state volleyball team, visit – Kyle Boggs






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Weekend Fishing Opportunities Steelhead angling had been good in the John Day arm prior to the holiday weekend. White sturgeon retention is closed for the year, but remains an option for catch-and-release angling.

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The following modifications are 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 and five jacks. Seasons may be subject to in-season modifications.

garden plots days, cut the base and Then, place the tree in pay attention a bucket of water in a to watering. If you keep cool, shady location outside. your tree from running out of Don’t let it ever go dry. Buy a water, it will last a long time tree stand with a large reserin all but the driest homes. voir and keep refilling it, beWhen you get your tree cause in the first few days, the home cut the base at least tree will take up quarts of one half inch. The “plumbwater. ing” tubes that move water There is little evidence that up the tree tend to plug any of the preservatives have quickly after harvest. A fresh much impact on the longevity cut opens them up. of the tree. Most trees grown If you aren’t going to in the Pacific Northwest have bring the tree inside for a few excellent needle retention


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Harvest Summaries (Dec. 1) Eastside Sturgeon 182 hunters harvested 240 The following modifications are birds, a rate of 1.3 birds per hunter. in effect for the mainstem Columbia River: From Buoy 10 to the Westside Bonneville Dam, retention of stur96 hunters harvested 59 birds, geon is prohibited seven days a rate of 0.6 birds per hunter. per week until Dec. 31. Catch and release of sturgeon may continue Total during retention closures. 278 hunters harvested 299 birds, a rate of 1.1 birds per hunter. Sauvie Island Waterfowl

From Tongue Point to the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on Sauvie Island, this section of the river is open from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for fall chinook, coho and steelhead. The daily limit is two adults in combination and five jacks. Retention of chum and sockeye is prohibited. Seasons may be subject to in-season modifications. The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume in Febru-

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characteristics and will do fine with the care outlined above in all but very hot and dry locations inside your house.

Adapted from an article by directly from lack of moisture Dan Edge, Department Chair, or may be more susceptible to OSU Fish and Wildlife damage from cold weather.

Winter water for the birds A lot of us feed birds in the winter. Yet how many of us think to provide those birds with water? As easy sources of water freeze in cold weather, birds may have trouble finding the water they need. Birds use the water not only for drinking and bathing, but as a source of water-borne foods such as insects and algae. Bird lovers can help by providing shallow puddles or birdbaths. The containers should be from one to three inches deep, preferably with gentle sloping sides. The surface of the bath should be rough so the birds can get sure footing. Place flat rocks at water’s edge to allow birds a place to rest or drink from. Make sure cats cannot reach the watering area. Keep water unfrozen by adding warm water as needed. There are even some birdbath heaters available at specialty stores.

Take extra vegetables and fruit to our local food banks.

Odds and ends… • Peach leaf curl finds its way into the buds on your peach tree this month and in January. Prevent the problem by spraying completely and often with lime sulfur or copper. Four separate sprays are ideal. Temperatures should be well above freezing when you spray. Two to three hours of drying time is ideal. With copper fungicides, use a spreader-sticker if the label calls for one. While you’re at it, spray your apples, cherries, blueberries, and boysen/marionberries. • While you’re out there with the fertilizer, consider an application to your lawn, if you haven’t already put on any in the late fall. • While there aren’t a lot of plants that bloom in the winter, those that do are richly appreciated. You might search out nurseries for their Hellebore, Witch hazel, and Sarco-cocca varieties. • Shrubs and other plants under eaves may dry out during the winter. When that happens, they may either perish

The Extension Service offers its programs and materials equally to all people. Contact information for the Extension office Oregon State University Extension Service – Columbia County. 505 N. Columbia River Highway (across from the Legacy clinic), St. Helens, OR, 97051. (503) 397-3462. Email: Free newsletter The Oregon State University Extension office in Columbia County publishes a monthly newsletter on gardening and farming topics (called County Living) written/edited by yours truly. All you need to do is ask for it and it will be mailed to you. Call (503) 397-3462 to be put on the list. Alternatively, you can find it on the web at and click on newsletters.

OREGON TRAIL LANES Orr paced three top-10 finishers in the 100 free: she was fifth, senior Brooke Pesterfield was seventh and junior Kiara Single was ninth. That was the best team showing in any of the events for Scappoose. Richmond was encouraged with the season debut. “Sam Herscovitz, Stefany Alvarez, Marie Hannah, Molly Orr, and Mick Vanek all had really solid meets. I thought Gilberto Martinez also had some nice results in his races,” he said. In addition to the performance of those veterans, Richmond said some of the newcomers also performed nicely. “Overall, the first-year swimmers had a nice first meet in terms of their times as well. I keep using the word potential to describe this team when I’m asked about our team. We see a lot of it,” Richmond said. Scappoose hosts the River City Invitational at Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens on Dec. 7 starting at 4 p.m. – Kyle Boggs

TEAM SCORES Boys 1, La Salle 340. 2, Seaside 241. 3, Tillamook 219. 4, Rainier 189. 5, Astoria 111. 6, Scappoose 100. 7, Taft 84.

Girls 1, La Salle 297. 2, Tillamook 267. 3, Taft 248. 4, Seaside 159. 5, Scappoose 156. 6, Astoria 121. 7, Rainier 57.

SCAPPOOSE RESULTS Boys 200 medley relay – 4, (Herscovitz, Carey, Martinez, Vanek) 2:04. 11, (Klippel, Mizee, Huffman, Sprute) 2:31. 200 free – 7, Herscovitz 2:22. 11, Carey 2:36. 200 IM – 14, Martinez 3:05. 50 Free – 4, Vanek :26.26. 12, Klippel :29.26. 16, Sprute :31.12. 100 fly – No Scappoose entry. 100 free – 11, Martinez 1:06. 19, Klippel 1:10. 2, Mizee 1:15. 500 free – No Scappoose entry. 200 free relay – 6, (Klippel, Mizee, Vanek, Carey) 1:53. 100 back – 4, Herscovitz 1:10. 10, Vanek 1:16. 16, Bernhard 1:38. 100 breast – 10, Carey 1:22. 400 free relay – 7, (Herscovitz, Bernhard, Sprute, Martinez) 4:40. Girls 200 medley relay – 5, (Hannah, Hart, Alvarez, Single) 2:22. 9, (Rotter, Kelley, Werderber, Morud) 2:42. 200 free – 3, Alvarez 2:23. 13, Rotter 3:09. 15, Baloney 3:21. 200 IM – 13, Single, 3:31. 50 free – 9, Werderber :33.67. 11, Orr :33.98. 12, Pesterfield :34.22. 100 fly – 8, Hannah 1:26. 100 free – 5, Orr 1:15. 7, Pesterfield 1:16. 9, Single 1:17. 500 free – 11, Werderber 8:08. 12, Marquardt 8:16. 200 free relay – 6, (Orr, Single, Werderber, Pesterfield) 2:16. 9, (Herscovitz, Vlastelicia, Miller, Hermes) 2:34. 100 back – 8, Hannah 1:20. 10, Rotter 1:28. 16, Morud 1:49. 100 breast – 5, Alvarez 1:26. 10, Hart 1:36. 12, Kelley 1:47. 400 free relay – 5, (Marie, Orr, Pesterfield, Alvarez) 4:52. 8, (Hart, Marquardt, Maloney, Rotter) 5:37.

BAKERS DOZEN Team Through Nov. 27 Spicetarts 34 18 Rolling Pins 32 20 Treehouse Sweets 30 22 Crumpets 28 24 Ho-Hos 27 25 Angel Cakes 27 25 Snickerdoodles 27 25 Cinnamon Rolls 25 27 Cup Cakes 22 30

Top scores: ScG – Patti Curtiss 185, Micky Scholl 184, Sharon Merrill 171. ScS – Curtiss 536, Scholl 483, Merrill 480. HG – Scholl 232, Cheree Cline 225, Merrill 223. HS – Merrill 636, Scholl 627, Curtiss 626. GOLDDIGGERS 12-13 Team Through Nov. 28 Sunset Auto Parts 37 11 Children’s Closet 27 21 Durham 24 24

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Newcomers show promise for SHS TILLAMOOK — The Scappoose High swim team – at least most of it – got its season underway at the Tillamook Invitational on Dec. 1. The Indians were without six swimmers, including top returner Sadie Krahn, for the seven-team event. The SHS girls finished fifth and the boys were sixth. “We were encouraged by what we saw. We’re mixing it up and going to let kids try new and different events,” said coach David Richmond. Many of the athletes swam times that were close to or better than the times they were swimming at the end of last season, which “is tough to do this early in the season,” Richmond said. Sophomore Stefany Alvarez was the top performer with top-five finishes in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke. Other Indians to finish in the top five were senior Mick Vanek in the 50 free, senior Molly Orr in the 100 free and junior Sam Herscovitz in the 100 back.

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BY CHIP BUBL OSU Extension Service

Master Gardener™ class signups being taken The OSU Extension office in Columbia County will offer the Master Gardener™ training again in St. Helens this spring. Classes will Chip Bubl be on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 11 weeks starting on Jan. 7, 2013. Cost is $75, which includes a large resource book. Master Gardeners are responsible for providing volunteer gardening education to the community as partial payback for the training. If interested in the program, call the Extension office at (503) 397-3462 for an information packet.

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Lions, Indians tune up against Washington schools BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

ST. HELENS — Several new wrestlers for the St. Helens Lions debuted against top-quality competition from the state of Washington during a home endowment meet on Dec. 3. Of the seven varsity wrestlers taking the mat for St. Helens, four of them were freshmen. Grades, injuries and a general lack of numbers kept the Lions from being able to enter every weight class. Those who did wrestle, however, impressed first-year coach Charles Biggs. “Overall as a team I think that we’re on the right track,” Biggs said. “It’s gonna take us a while to figure things out. Most guys were up one or two weight classes from where they should have been.” After reaching the state tournament at 138 pounds a season ago, senior Jon Luttrell pinned both of his opponents in the 2012-13 season opener while wrestling at 152 pounds.

Senior Dustin Ford, in the 195-pound weight class, also went 2-0 on the evening. Biggs said St. Helens wrestled split squads from Mark Morris, Castle Rock and Heritage, so team scores weren’t kept. Scappoose also wrestled at the meet, although the Indians’ results were not available at press time. Biggs said among the newcomers, freshmen Conner Goddard and Jose Silva both wrestled tough in their matches. He said Michael Bowan came close to pulling out victories in both of his matches as well. Also standing out in the coach’s eye was sophomore Thomas Lavoie. Wrestling for the first time ever, Lavoie went 2-0 in his 132-pound matches at the JV level. “(There were) some promising things, some frustrating things. This whole month is gonna be knockdown, drag out for them,” Biggs said. St. Helens travels to Bonney Lake, Wash., for a tournament on Dec. 8.

St. Helens freshman Jose Silva takes a Heritage High School wrestler to the mat during an endowment match at SHHS on Dec. 3. KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle


St. Helens 58, The Dalles Wahtonka 39

Lions blow game apart in 3rd quarter ST. HELENS — A 10point halftime lead ballooned to a 25-point lead after three quarters for the St. Helens Lions (2-0) on Nov. 30 against The Dalles Wahtonka Eagle Indians (0-1). The Lions outscored the Eagle Indians 23-8 in the third quarter behind 13 points in the period from senior Jake Ramiskey. Ramiskey had two 2-point field goals, two andones and a 3-pointer in the quarter. He finished the night with a game-high 20 points and three steals. Senior guard Cody Galvin also had three steals and scored 14 points, making four 3s. Senior Jared Bonney added 10 points on the strength of 8-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line. As a team, the Lions were 13-for-14 at the line. The Lions mixed up their offensive style nicely

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Scappoose junior Tracy Stanley-Scruggs shoots over St. Helens junior Tanner Long on Nov. 28.

ST. HELENS: pulls away down the stretch

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Scappoose was within six for most of those two quarters, getting as close as two points on a couple of occasions. Senior Jesse Hanson led a balanced Indian scoring attack, finishing with 11 points. Senior Paul Revis and junior Taylor Loss both had 6 points, and Revis added four steals. Late in the fourth quarter, however, the Lions pulled away. That left the SHS student section sending a “oneman team” chant toward Ramiskey and the Lions. While the scoring numbers might indicate that, the students missed the five rebounds apiece from seniors Cody Beisley and Nathan Hunter. Hunter also scored 9 points. They also missed junior guard Tanner Long’s six steals – although Scappoose coach Rahim Tufts certainly didn’t. “We had way too many turnovers,” Tufts said. Scappoose fought hard, de-

spite facing an uphill battle. For much of the game, St. Helens had a decided height advantage at just about every position. “We competed. I thought we gave a great effort and that’s all you can ask for,” Tufts said. “We just gotta iron out some of the mistakes.” St. Helens was on the road against the Hillsboro Spartans (0-1) on Dec. 4. The Lions go on the road again on Dec. 7, when they play the McMinnville Grizzlies (0-1) at 7:15 p.m. Scappoose hosted Molalla (1-0) on Dec. 4. The Indians play at Estacada High School (0-1) at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. SHHS SHS

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ST. HELENS: Long 4, Beisley 2, Ramiskey 29, Galvin 2, Hunter 9, Bonney, Jewett 2, West, Bumgardner 1, Enyart SCAPPOOSE: Henness 3, Revis 6, Loss 6, Kramer 3, Davis 4, Stanton 2, Stanley-Scruggs 2, Hanson 11, Johnson, Marcantonio


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St. Helens junior Gage Bumgardner passes the ball against The Dalles Wahtonka on Nov. 30.

throughout the game – either pushing the ball up the court too quickly for the Eagle Indians to keep up with or methodically running through their offense to get an easy

look at the basket. That enabled the Lions to produce a balanced scoring attack, with eight players scoring at least two points. – Kyle Boggs

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The Dalles Wahtonka 40, St. Helens 22

Eagle Indians defeat Lions ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Lions (1-1) had a tough time getting shots off in a Nov. 30 home game against The Dalles Wahtonka Eagle Indians (1-0). The Eagle Indians deflected Lion passes on several possessions in the first half, holding St. Helens to just a single free throw in the first quarter. The Dalles Wahtonka scored only seven points in the opening period, but went on to win, 40-22. Sophomore guard Michelle Sass led St. Helens with 7 points. Senior Ashley Sharp grabbed five rebounds and had two blocks. Senior guard Jillian Ross had a team-high three assists. – Kyle Boggs 1st 7 1


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ST. HELENS: Harcourt 5, Ross 4, Sass 7, Amick 1, Sharp, Tupper 2, Roth 1, Kyle-Milward, Hembree, Bartolomucci 2, Bingaman, Etchison, Reardon

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Scappoose junior Brittany Catlow, here guarded by St. Helens senior Jillian Ross, scored a teamhigh 10 points on Nov. 29.

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Sophomore Michelle Sass has led the Lions in scoring in both of their two games this season.

LIONS: able to space the floor well vs. Indians

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the locker room, but returned to the bench moments later with cramps in her leg. She was on the bench when Harcourt’s lay-in gave the Lions the lead. “I was so happy, pretty sure I jumped MORE off the ONLINE bench off See several the one additional leg that photos at wasn’t ing,” Sass said. She said the key to the team’s success was spacing the floor to create driving lanes. “We played so much better than last year. Our layups I honestly didn’t think were that bad. We needed to rebound more. We spread out the floor really nicely. After our jamboree (on Nov. 28) we were really scrunched together. We spread it out a lot,” Sass said. St. Helens led most of the game, until Catlow helped Scappoose take the lead in the fourth quarter. The Indians held onto the lead until Harcourt’s lay-in with 25 seconds to play. Whereas the Lions had an opportunity to learn their personnel a bit during their Nov. 28 jamboree at Wilsonville High School, this was the first outing for the Indians and new head coach Kevin Buse. After the game, he was encouraged with what we saw. “I thought we played hard,” Buse said. “A new coach, new system, new players – we’re all juniors and most didn’t play much last year, even on JV, I understand. It’s going to take some time. I don’t feel bad about it, they don’t feel bad about it; it was good.” St. Helens played at Hillsboro (1-0) on Dec. 4. The Lions are home against the McMinnville Grizzlies (1-1) at 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 7. Scappoose played on Dec. 4 at Molalla High School (01). The Tribe is at home on Dec. 7 against the Estacada Rangers (0-1) starting at 7 p.m. SHS SHHS

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he retailers and restaurants of Olde Towne invite you to shop and eat in the heart of St. Helens with special prices and later hours. Throughout December, purchase an item at an Olde Towne or John Gumm School merchant and receive 15-percent off a meal in the same area. “It’s a hand-holding promotion because we talk about each other,” said Roni Bartlett, co-owner of the Klondike Restaurant and member of the Olde Towne Merchants Association. “We can help the merchants and the merchants can help the restaurants.” The purchase and the meal don’t have to be on the same day – make a purchase anytime in December and your 15-percent meal coupon is good throughout the month. This is the second year of the promotion; see the ad on page B1 for a list of participating merchants. Also during December, merchants in Olde Towne will be open late – until 9 p.m. every Thursday – for holiday shopping. Both ideas came from members of the re-re-revived Olde Towne Merchants Association – a loose organization of businesses that aim to revitalize the area of town in and around the courthouse square. Bartlett doesn’t have a formal title in the organization, but laughed that “head cheerleader” might be an apt description of her duties. She spearheaded the 15-percent off promotion. There have been many previous attempts at the Merchants Association, she said. The most recent meetings kicked off a few months ago, and Bartlett is optimistic this go-around. “We have an enthusiastic group of merchants this time, so that’s going to be helpful,” she said. “We are looking for ways to band together and make some noise.”

St. Helens tree lighting to coincide with arrival of the Christmas Ship Parade Weather and river conditions permitting, they will cross to the Washington side and the RV Park, then return to the St. Helens City Docks. The fleet is out about two hours. Ships remain overnight at St. Helens City Docks and leave Sunday for the trip up the Multnomah Channel. If you miss the evening’s activities, catch the Ship Fleet in Scappoose on Sunday, Dec. 9. At 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9, both the Columbia and the Willamette fleets will meet in the afternoon at Coon Island and leave for Scappoose arriving at approximately 5 p.m. They will continue up the Multnomah Channel to the Willamette River. This is a long night and arrival at the Willamette River is usually between 8-8:30 p.m. It is not possible to give a closer time frame due to weather conditions, debris in the river, and other conditions beyond control. A full schedule for the Columbia and Willamette fleets, as well as a link for donations, can be found at


owntown St. Helens will mark the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony that coincides with the arrival of the 58th annual Christmas Ship Parade along the Columbia. The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between its two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The boats, 14 to 65 feet long, are brightly decorated for the holiday season. The privately owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ship owners have been part of the Christmas tradition for more than 30 years, with many being part of the fleets for more than 20 years. Each skipper is responsible for his own expenses, including fuel and insurance for their vessels over the two weeks. The organization accepts donations to help cover the cost of an event insurance policy for the group, along with administrative costs for the year. The tree lighting ceremony beings at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the courthouse square. Carolers will light the tree, and Santa will be arriving via fire truck. At 6 p.m. that evening, both ship fleets will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and head downriver to Columbia City.

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Photos with Santa Come to WorkSource Oregon from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and get a free photo with Santa. Come enjoy a snack, bring your well-behaved pet, and get your picture taken with St. Nick. Canned food donations for the local food bank are appreciated. Those attending may bring a camera for additional pictures. WorkSource Oregon is at 500 N. Highway 30, Suite 320, in St. Helens.

Local police departments raise money for food banks during the 10th Annual Doughnut Day


et into the giving spirit – and satisfy your sweet tooth – during the 10th annual Doughnut Day sale, held Dec. 15 by the St. Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, and Clatskanie Police Departments. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be exchanged for food items to go to area food banks. Each single, non-perishable food item will earn you one doughnut, two food items earns two doughnuts, three food items earns three doughnuts and so on – up to a maximum of two dozen doughnuts per person. Doughnuts will also be available for sale, without a food donation, by the dozen. The St. Helens event will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Helens Police Department, 150 S. 13th Street. In St. Helens, the high school choir and band will perform Christmas carols at the station at 9 a.m. Santa will arrive at 10 a.m. ready to take photos with girls and boys. Donations will benefit the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. For more information or to make a donation to purchase doughnuts, contact Deb Wend at the St. Helens Police Department weekdays at 503-397-3333. In Scappoose, doughnuts will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station, 33568 E. Columbia Ave. All cans and money collected will go to the Scappoose Food Bank. In Clatskanie, officers will be at Safeway in the Evergreen Shopping Center starting at 7 a.m. until the doughnuts are gone (usually in just a few hours). Cans and money collected there will benefit the Turning Point Food Bank. In Rainer, doughnuts go on sale at 7 a.m. at the police department at 106 W. B Street. The sale continues until the doughnuts are gone. Come early, because the doughnuts go quickly.



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