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Officers cleared in shooting BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

Three law enforcement officers involved in a July 20 shooting in St. Helens have been cleared for return to active duty by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. The officers and deputies involved in the shooting were identified as St. Helens Police Sgt. Rick Graham, St. Helens Police Officer Stephanie LaVallee, Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Haas and Columbia County Reserve Deputy Tyler Miller. “Martinez attempted to injure at least two of the officers,” said District Attorney Steve Atchison. “Oregon statute allows for self defense in that situation, for police officers or for anyone.” At just after 2 a.m. on July 20, St. Helens Police received a report of a despondent man – later identified a Rogelio Rodriguez Martinez – armed with a long knife in the 2700 block of Sykes Road, which was the same block as Martinez’s last known address. When the officers arrived at the scene, they were reportedly confronted and threatened by Rodriguez. Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were then called in to assist. Despite the presence of the officers, Martinez continued walking down towards the Best Western Inn on Columbia River Highway, which was filled with visitors from the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo. The officers attempted to communicate with Martinez several times to begin negotiations but Martinez remained unresponsive. As the officers attempted to calm Martinez and get him to surrender the knife he was carrying, he advanced on one of the officers. That officer retreated in an effort to put some space between himself and the suspect and to provide the other officers with an opportunity to use a Taser on the suspect. “The shooting was reasonable under the circumstances when less lethal measures failed,” added Atchison. Graham, 48, has served the City of St. Helens since August 1990; LaVallee, 35, has served the City of St. Helens since November 2009; Haas, 32, has served with the Sheriff’s Office since September 2010; and Miller, 29, is a reserve volunteer deputy who has served with the Sheriff’s Office since November 2011.

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Firefighters form a line across the burned area to look for smoke or materials still burning.

Local firefighters take advantage of training opportunity BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

With wildfires continuing to blaze a path of destruction through southern Oregon, the importance having local firefighters trained and ready to respond to grass and wildland fires has perhaps never been more important. Firefighters from several agencies in Columbia County recently had the opportunity to get some hands-on training fighting wildfires. Crews from the Scappoose Fire District were joined by Columbia River Fire & Rescue, Sauvie Island Fire Department, Portland Fire and the Oregon Department of Forestry for a controlled burn on JP West Road on Aug. 10. The burn site was about 1 ½ miles up from Veterans Park. A local resident donated the use of their property, which was covered with high grass and blackberry bushes. The original plan was to burn five acres in five segmented burns throughout the weekend, using drip torches filled with a mixture of diesel and gasoline and fusees (a type of flare or friction match used to ignite the fuel source). Scappoose Fire Division Chief Jeff Pricher oversees training for the agency and organized the ­­­­ See FIREFIGHTERS, Page A4

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A crewmember uses a drip torch filled with gasoline and diesel fuel to start the controlled burn.

Water rates, usage on city’s radar BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

SCAPPOOSE — Over the past 10 weeks, Scappoose has seen barely 1 ½ inches of rain. So it should come as little surprise then that city officials are keeping a close eye on water usage and may have to eventually ask residents to curtail their watering activities. The city’s water conservation plan requires voluntary water use reductions when there are projected supply limitations. In a report submitted to the city council, water superintendent Joe Lewis said, “We have reduced the rate of water use from our creeks from 450 (gallons per minute) to 380 (gallons per minute) and may need to further reduce it depending on the creek flows.” The city has 380 gallons per minute available from surface sources, 400 gallons per minute from the Miller Road plant, and 200 gallons per minute from the Dutch Canyon well. The total capacity from all sources is 980 gallons per minute, which is equal to a daily supply of 1,411,200 gallons. When temperatures climbed above 90 degrees recently, water usage in the city also peaked. Since the middle of July, the city saw daily water consumption

Flood insurance rate increases to affect local homeowners BY SHARI PHIEL The Chronicle

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rates top more than 1 million gallons of water a day. Under the city’s water conservation plan, the council can call for mandatory water use reductions if consumption reaches 85 percent of capacity for three consecutive days; or 90 percent for two consecutive days. Although city officials

haven’t called for official water conservation measures, City Manager Jon Hanken said it doesn’t hurt to be water wise. Water conservation isn’t the only H20 related topic on the minds of city officials. The city council is once ­­­­ See WATER, Page A4

A new law enacted in 2012 requiring government insurance premiums for property owners in flood-prone areas to be set at higher levels could mean substantially higher bills for local homeowners. Nationwide, the new law will affect more than 5.5 million property owners. Among those property owners will be those who live in flood prone areas like Vernonia, which saw significant flooding and damage during 2007. “Our ratepayers, which are in the 100-year floodplain, typically pay $350 a year for flood insurance. If you have a mortgage, it is going to be mandated by the bank and that rate is going to go up from $350 a year to $4,700 a year,” said Columbia County Commissioner Tony Hyde. “That is not a small increase. That is a tipping point for an awful lot of families.” The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is working to phase out many of the nation’s subsidized flood

insurance policies. Vacation homes in areas defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as having at least a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year are already feeling the impact of the new law. Those properties began seeing a 25 percent increase in flood insurance rates beginning Jan. 1. It won’t be long though before other property owners begin to feel the pinch. Starting Oct. 1, properties with repeated or severe flooding and businesses sited in flood zones will see the same kind of increases. “Homeowners aren’t going to have a choice,” said Hyde, “and it’s tantamount to a $400 a month increase in their mortgage payment.” The increases are scheduled to continue until the flood insurance rates are high enough to cover the property’s flood risk. There is some relief for homeowners. Primary residence policyholders will continue to receive subsidized rates unless (or until) the property is sold, the ­­­­ See FLOOD, Page A3



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Aug. 8 fire damages home in St. Helens Fire Reports ST. HELENS — A two-story home on Fourth Street sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out on the back porch of the residence on Aug. 8. Fire crews from Columbia River Fire & Rescue responded to 297 N. Fourth Street after receiving a report of a structure fire. Crews arrived to find the older two-story residence with heavy flames rising from the back of the home. Crews went to work fighting the fire and were able to confine it to the building of origin. The fire was declared under control at 9:02 p.m., but fire personnel worked for another two hours to ensure all the hot spots were extinguished. According to Fire Chief Jay Tappan, most of the structural damage was on the west side of the home, but much of that wall had to be torn out to ensure all the areas of fire were extinguished.

Tappan said there was considerable smoke damage to the interior of the home as well. The occupants were at home when the fire broke out and all escaped unharmed. They are listed as Diana Romero, David Hendrickson, and Romero’s four-year-old daughter. Fire officials said residents stated that a cloth covered, stuffed chair on the back porch was first observed to be on fire. The cause is under investigation. The owners of the home are Diana’s parents, Alvin and Tina Hash of St. Helens. CRF&R responded with five fire engines, a rescue unit, and several support vehicles. Scappoose Fire sent a duty officer to assist as well. A total of 20 fire personnel were on scene with no reported injuries. No damage estimates are known at this time and the home was insured.

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This home on Fourth Street in St. Helens sustained heavy damage following an Aug. 8 fire.

Police Reports St. Helens Police Department July 27 – Amy Schwirse, 20, was cited for theft following a shoplift incident at Skinny’s Texaco. July 28 – Michelle R. Smith, 44, was cited for theft following a shoplift incident at Wal-Mart. July 28 – Kaitlin Dirkes, 28, was cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. July 29 – Alijandro Bennett, 23, was arrested on a Yamhill County warrant and cited for theft following a shoplift incident at Wal-Mart. July 29 – Adriene Johnson, 21, was cited and released following a shoplift incident at Wal-Mart. July 30 – A man reported the theft of items from his residence. Aug. 1 – A hit-and-run was reported in front of McDonalds. Heather Anne Robinson, 24, was cited for failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged. Aug. 1 – The cashing of fraudulent checks is under investigation.

Aug. 2 – A theft is under investigation. Aug. 2 – A burglary on Cowlitz Street is under investigation. Aug. 2 – Joseph Wayne Gates, 37, was arrested for theft and possession of meth following a shoplift incident at Safeway. Aug. 3 – Mark E. Mullican, 27, was arrested for probation violation. Aug. 4 – Michael C. Thompson, 45, was arrested for probation violation. Aug. 4 – Officers responded to assist a female juvenile who posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide. Aug. 6 – Nina L. Myers, 31, was arrested for assault following a disturbance involving a boyfriend and ex-girlfriend. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 2 – Deputies investigated a cold case of fraudulent activity. Aug. 2 – CCSO responded to

four marine calls on the Columbia River and one at Beaver Dike and Erickson Dike roads. Aug. 2 – A cold trespass case was reported from the 57000 block of Hazen Road. Aug. 2 – CCSO assisted the Scappoose Police Department in the 27000 block of Scappoose Vernonia Highway. Aug. 3 – Deputies received a radio call from the 34000 block of E. Columbia Ave. Aug. 3 – Deputies investigated a cold theft case in the 73000 block of Fern Hill Road. Aug. 3 – CCSO responded to two marine calls on the Columbia River. Aug. 4 – A prowler was reported in progress in the 74000 block of Columbia River Highway. Aug. 4 – A cold theft case was reported at Vernonia Airport park. Aug. 4 – CCSO received a call about a suicide attempt in the 33000 block of Shamrock Lane. Aug. 4 – Deputies responded to two marine calls in the 57000

block of Old Portland Road and one on the Columbia River. MORE ONLINE Read more Police Reports at

Scappoose Fire District Aug. 5-9 – Scappoose Fire provided four medical transports to hospitals and 10 medical assessments without transport. Aug. 5 – Units responded to a hazardous spill at Napa Auto Parts. Employees removed the hazard. Aug. 5 – Personnel responded to a commercial fire alarm on Johnson Landing Road. It was a false alarm and they were recalled. Aug. 7 – Units responded to a possible structure fire at Dutch Canyon Road and Raymond Creek Road. It turned out to be the exhaust of a vehicle. Aug. 7 – A vehicle fire was reported at SE Sixth and SE Spring Lake Drive. It was a good intent call. Aug. 8 – Units assisted a resident at Meadow Brook. Columbia River Fire & Rescue Aug. 5 – Units responded to a structure fire involving an enclosed building in the 61000 block of Barger Road. The fire was outside but impinged on a residential structure. No significant damage was incurred. CRF&R is investigating the fire

to determine its cause. Aug. 5 – Units responded to a brush fire in the 200 block of S. 13th Street. It was a 10-foot by 20-foot grass fire that was mostly extinguished by the resident. Aug. 6 – Units were dispatched to the 400 block of S. 18th Street. The call was cancelled while they were en route. Aug. 7 – Units authorized a controlled burn at S. 12th and Tualatin streets. Aug. 8 – Personnel responded to an oil spill at Fernhill and Debast roads. Aug. 8 – Personnel responded to a structure fire involving an enclosed building in the 200 block of N. Fourth Street. Aug. 9 – Personnel responded to a barkdust fire in the 500 block of S. 10th Street. Aug. 10 – CRF&R responded to a non-injury vehicle accident at E. Columbia Ave. and Dike Road. Aug. 10 – Units removed a ring from someone’s hand in the 5700 block of Old Portland Road. Aug. 10 – Personnel responded to an unauthorized burn in the 300 block of S. 18th Street.

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Striders 4-H running club hits the road What Rhymes with Scappoose? Words Profuse!

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investment in equipment, and is a formal physical activity that can continue across a lifetime. Youth can lace up their shoes, step out the door and be running, something that’s not always possible with more expensive sports like snowboarding, softball, or football. 4-H stands for “Head,

Heart, Hands and Health.” Organizers believe youth who invest in and grow up participating in physical exercise at an early age, will continue to participate in a healthier lifestyle as they mature. In a society where childhood obesity is a national epidemic and funding for programs that keep

youth moving are being cut, the situation will be getting worse, not better. Recruitment is currently under way in five local communities for leadership in this project area. At this time, St. Helens is the only community that has identified leadership and a starting date for their club. The 4-H Youth Development Program has the history and the ability to help youth set goals, develop life skills and move to a new level, we see this as an opportunity for them to set healthy goals, life skills and reduce the risk of long term health problems later in life. A parent planning and information meeting will be held on Aug. 18, at 6 p.m., at the Columbia County - OSU Extension office. For questions prior to the meeting, call Woody Davis at 503397-3462 or email woody.

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ing facilities and statistics to benchmark the facilities. According to the company, a resource often used when looking for long term care, is the Medicare compare five star rating website. However, according to the website, “All of these data are reported by the nursing homes themselves. Nursing home inspectors review it, but don’t formally check it to ensure accuracy. The information should be interpreted cautiously and used along with information from the long term care ombudsman’s office, the state survey Agency,

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The public is invited to a poose High School Class of special lunchtime author talk 1963. She is also a graduate at the Scappoose of Portland State Public Library. University, where Susan Jones will she earned a degree share her original in German, and humorous verse and she has a master’s introduce her book, degree in Library “Words’ Worth’s Science from IndiVocabulary Verse ana University. A to Z and Back Before moving Again: A Rhyming from Oregon in Romp Through the 1980, Susan was an Alphabet,” at the active professional Susan Jones Scappoose Public musician in the Library, 52459 SE Second St., Portland area, playing clarinet on Friday, Aug. 9 at noon. for 14 years in the Oregon Attendees will be enterSymphony, and before that, tained by carefully chosen playing as a student in the selections from her OgdenPortland Youth Philharmonic. Nash-like output of over 400 She continues to play both clever and entertaining verses clarinet and piano. based on intriguing words. This event is free. For The former Susan Anderadditional information call the son will be in Scappoose for Scappoose Public Library at the 50th reunion of Scap503-543-7123.

FLOOD: Hyde doesn’t see rate increases as the answer From PAGE A1

insurance policy lapses or the property suffers severe or repeated losses, or if a new policy is purchased. “I see a foreclosure rate in this country that is way worse than what we saw from 2008 to 2010

as a result of this kind of action,” said Hyde. “I understand what the federal government is trying to do, in terms of making the FEMA organization solvent in the wake of Katrina and Sandy, but this is not the answer.”

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It looks like the Columbia County 4-H youth development program will welcome back the Strider 4-H running club for its third year. The Striders program will allow sixth, seventh and eighth grade youth to participate in middle school cross-country meets. The program will provide an opportunity for younger runners to compete against others, a gap created when the St. Helens School District cut middle school sports. Participants will also be able to participate in “open” events throughout the year. The program is open to youth in grades 4–12 who are able to train with the group and run the open events at all the meets except the Middle School State XC finals in October. Why a 4-H running club? According to the youth development coordinators, running is an activity that can be done without a large



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WATER: rates too low, income too high for grants From PAGE A1

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Firefighters use hand tools like the Pulaski to search for hot spots.

FIREFIGHTERS: even with the low chance of fire, trained crews are necessary during area’s driest months From PAGE A1

training event. “There are several reasons why we do these burns. One, obviously, is to remove hazardous fuels,” said Pricher. “Firefighters get a lot of training but they don’t get a lot of opportunities to use their skills, so this is a controlled environment in which we have firefighters from all levels – whether it be from the guy on the ground digging with the Pulaski all the way up to the supervisors who have to manage the crews – an opportunity to do so with live fire.” Preparing the site for the controlled burn took weeks. Along with mowing down a “moat” around the planned burn areas, crews also put in control lines and contingency lines, which included digging hand lines around the areas.

Once the firefighting crews completed a couple of the planned burns, Pricher conducted a review of the event asking four questions: What was planned; What actually happened; What could be done better next time; and What did we do well? The questions are designed to help crews focus on their strengths, learn where improvements can be made and to then implement those improvements. Once the crews were done, the burn areas were then patrolled for 72 hours after the fires were extinguished to ensure none of the area burned re-ignited. Even the training exercise itself proved there’s no way to plan for every possibility. After completing some of the scheduled burns, the decision was made to postpone the remaining burn exercises

until Wednesday, Aug. 14, after the district received calls from residents in the Dutch Canyon area about smoke coming into their homes. “We went up and investigated it. It’s kind of interesting because no matter how much weather forecasting we do – and actually getting a spot weather forecast from the National Weather Service for that exact spot – nobody was able to predict the inversion layer that occurred and caused the smoke to bank down in the area,” said Pricher. Although the kind of fires seen moving through the southern part of the state are far less likely in northwest Oregon, there is still a need for trained crews. August and September are typically the driest months of the year in Columbia County. That dry weather can – and sometimes does – lead to grass and

wildfires. “Starting right about now through September, is our most active time,” said Columbia River Fire Chief Jay Tappan. “Last year that extended through the first week of October. They’re typically not real big ones. We’ve had a few five to 10 acres ones.” But even those smaller fires have multiple agencies responding to them. “Anything like that and (Oregon Department of Forestry) is automatically called,” added Tappan. “We usually call Scappoose as well.” But even after working together on a regular basis, the crews found there were still lessons to be learned and room for improvement. “A lot of it has to do with the unpredictability of fire,” Tappan noted.

considering a proposal to increase rates. “There is a proposed water rate increase and there is a proposed sewer rate increase. The water rate increase is to cover expenditures related to debt service and to deferred maintenance, primarily,” said Hanken. “One of the things we having staring at us in the near future is that we have about eight miles of water line from dams up in the hills to our water plant that all need to be replaced.” Hanken noted that because surface sources are one of the city’s primary sources of water, the lines responsible for shuttling that water become equally important. The city has several surface water sources: Gurley Creek, the south fork of Scappoose Creek and Lacey Creek. Those are in addition to well sources off Dutch Canyon Road and Miller Road. Replacing those miles of water line won’t come cheaply. The project could ultimately carry a price tag close to $10 million. “Our water rates are too low and our median incomes are too high for us to get any grants. So we have to find other funding sources,” said Hanken, noting those other sources will likely come down to getting loans. Along with replacing the water lines, the city is also looking at replacing and moving the sewer line under the bridge on JP West Road near Veterans Park. The bridge is being replaced and widened by the county, which means the existing sewer line will be in the way. The total cost for the project is estimated at $900,000. The city has about $200,000 in reserves it can put to the project, leaving officials with another $700,000 to come up with. Currently, residential and commercial customers pay a monthly rate that ranges from $15.70 to $450.80, plus an additional 38 cents per 100 gallons of water used. The new rates would mark the first time since 2003

Water conservation ideas Restrict landscape watering to the hours between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., except new lawn, grass or turf that has been seeded within the last 90 days. Don’t hose or wash sidewalks, driveways, streets, parking lots, etc., except where necessary for public health or safety. Don’t wash cars, boats, trailers, or other vehicles without using a shut-off nozzle. Wash vehicles at commercial or fleet facilities using waterrecycling equipment. Provide drinking/serving water at restaurants, motels, cafeterias, or other public places where food is sold or served only when expressly requested. Restrict cleaning buildings (walls or roof) to preparation for painting only. Use bottled water stored in the refrigerator instead of running the tap to obtain cold water. Consider installing more efficient appliances such as low water-consumption stools and taking showers instead of tub baths. that the city has raised the fixed cost portion of the rate structure. The other piece of the expenditure puzzle is debt service (the amount of cash required to cover principal and interest). “When the economy tanked, building permits stopped and so did our (system development charges) revenues. Those SDC revenues went to cover a lot of loans to build infrastructure. When you don’t get the SDC revenues, it comes to water rates.” A public hearing is scheduled for Aug.19 in council chambers at 7 p.m.

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Letters Up a creek This will be short but sweet. With all this talk about equality and discrimination, the State of Oregon lacks one thing. Our state has completely overlooked one very common group of people. We do not recognize common law marriage. I was married for 20 years. We have now been divorced for five years. We still live together as “husband and wife.” If anything were to happen to my “husband” or to me, the other would be up a creek without a paddle. We could not make health decisions or burial plans. If there are others out there who are in the same situations as we are, please write your state senators and representatives. Donna Rodrigue, Scappoose Columbia County Jail needs money Make no mistake, it is our jail and we, the residents and business owners of Columbia County, have a duty to ensure it’s continued operation. The jail helps to make our neighborhoods of St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia, Rainier, Clatskanie,




Columbia City, and all of the rural areas safer. I can’t tell you how many times I am told “We don’t have jail beds for locals because Dickerson rents most of them to outside agencies.” Folks this is simply not true. There are currently 140 empty beds in the jail that we cannot use because the jail doesn’t have enough staff (mandated by law) to fill those beds. Almost 2/3 of the jail’s money comes from renting beds, those “outsiders” are subsidizing us locals and without them we wouldn’t have a jail. We would have an empty building. Our old jail had 38 beds in it; we built the new jail and moved due to overcrowding 13 years ago. Today we have only 25 beds reserved for locals, we lost 40 beds on July 1 due to a $400,000 budget cut. Have you paid attention to the weekly Forced Release notices that have been in the paper lately? The folks being let out are not committing “victimless” crimes. One man sentenced for domestic assault and manufacture of methamphetamine served only

one day out of 30. Another sentenced to 20 days for burglary and theft walked out of jail after only two days. One of these days it will be you, or someone you care about that has a chainsaw or even a car stolen. Sadly, maybe a kid you know will be sold methamphetamines by one of these criminals who should have still been in jail, and even worse you still see this criminal walking or driving down your street without a care in the world, because we don’t have a jail to keep him in. This doesn’t even take into account criminals coming into our county to do their business, right now we can’t even take care of our homegrown criminals properly. This is a call to my fellow residents to get educated and spread the word. If you’re on Facebook like the Keep Prisoners In Jail page or visit If you are able donate some money to the Keep Prisoners In Jail PAC to help us spread the word to our less connected friends and neighbors. Thank you, Melvin Moore St. Helens

Guest Column

Creating the postal service our communities deserve BY JAMIE PARTRIDGE Retired Postal Carrier

Internet available in post office lobbies; 24-hour/7days a week lobby access; same day pick-up and delivery: these are just some of the services our small town post offices could provide if the people just took a notion. In my travels around Oregon, engaging with communities in the struggle to save post offices from closure, reduction of hours and privatization, I’ve noticed

some remarkable ways that rural towns make use of our constitutionally-guaranteed postal service. Book and tool-lending libraries. Clothing exchanges. Informal arrangements with the trusted letter carriers to pick up something in town. People get creative. Looking around the world, we discover that post offices and letter carriers provide a great many services, some of which we could implement here today, town by town. All post offices, no matter how remote, have

broadband Internet access, often through satellite. Many remote communities would benefit from Wi-Fi access in their post office lobby. Post offices can serve as one-stop government centers, providing not just passports but fishing and hunting licenses, national park passes, driver’s license renewal, registration for Social Security and other benefits. In various countries, people pay their utility bills at the post office as well as using notary, copying and wire transfer services. The postal services in

Sweden and Switzerland provide connectivity between Internet and paper communications, scanning paper mail and delivering the digital image to your postal email box or the reverse, printing email documents and delivering the hard copy to your home or business. Letter carriers today often look in on the frail and elderly, especially if mail is piling up in their box. Imagine family members contracting with letter carriers to look in on their elderly parent on a regular basis. Imagine organizing

regular same-day pick-up and delivery for local businesses – it’s already happening on a pilot basis in some cities. Of course, many expanded services would require national action. Postal banking is common throughout the world, is a needed resource in many neighborhoods and communities, and can provide an important revenue stream for the postal service. The national census could be conducted more efficiently and effectively by the postal service. Seven-day delivery, evening and 24-hour postal

retail services, postage payment through smart phones (your’s and/or the letter carrier’s) are all possible with national action. Many of these ideas for improved postal products and services are already contained in Congressman Peter DeFazio’s House Bill 630 (S 316 on the Senate side), the “Postal Service Protection Act of 2013”, which also fixes postal finances. For more information and history on this bill, go to HB630/2013.

Couple opens newest auto dealership in Scappoose BY DON PATTERSON The Chronicle

SCAPPOOSE — Longtime Columbia County residents Marty and Lori Holmason have opened a business selling cars & trucks in Scappoose. MAPS Auto Center is located at the site of a former car lot on Highway 30 just south of High School Way. Marty Holmason said the couple plans to stock 40 to 50 vehicles priced from about $5,000 to $30,000. All of the vehicles will be inspected for safety. “We want to carry what the other two guys don’t,” he said, referring to the two Columbia County new car dealerships. For the Holmasons, that means imports including Subarus, Volkswagens and Toyota Tundra pickups. “Tundras are hot,”

Lori Holmason said. For Marty, the business is a wish fulfilled. A 20-year veteran of the auto business, he started on his own in 1992, as the proprietor and sole employee of an auto detail shop. He soon gained a reputation for quickly finishing his detailing jobs and earned the nickname “Marty McFly” after the character in the popular 1980’s movie “Back to the Future.” He also caught the attention of Ken Waite, then owner of Mountain View Motors and the local GM dealer. “Ken Waite gave me the opportunity (to sell). He was the good guy that gave me an opportunity,” Marty Holmason recalls. Marty Holmason said he left his former job, selling cars and trucks at a dealership, in January. He said it took about two months to make the decision to go

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Marty and Lori Holmason recently opened MAPS Auto Center in Scappoose.

into business on his own. It took several more months to complete the necessary arrangements required to open an auto business.

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He hasn’t regretted the move to go into business for himself. And he offers encouragement for people thinking of starting a busi-

ness. “They sit in this job for 30 years, afraid to make a decision (to leave)” he said of other people who might be thinking of opening their

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own business. MAPS is essentially a one-man show, he said, with no salespeople and no managers, although Lori does help out with financing and DMV paperwork. “You’re dealing with the owner,” he said. The lack of staff also keeps overhead low allowing him to sell his vehicles for less, he said. Marty Holmason said he doesn’t mind working six days a week because he’s working for himself. He also has a soft spot for his roots. A young man, Justin Pellham, has just started a small business in the shop building at the back of the lot. The name of that shop is Pellham’s Professional Detailing Service. Marty and Lori Holmason or Justin Pellham can be reached at MAPS Auto Center, 51801 S. Columbia River Hwy. in Scappoose.

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Obituaries Glen H. Barrick Glen H. Barrick, of St. Helens, passed away on July 29, 2013. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Park Glen Barrick Church in St. Helens. A private internment will take place at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

6, 1991. A memorial service was held on Aug. 10, 2013, at La Pine Christian Center, with Pastor Norm Soyster officiating.

Calvin C. Seela Calvin C. Seela of Vancouver, Wash., died on Aug. 9, 2013. Calvin was born on May 16, 1922. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. at Columbia Funeral Home.

Bernard M. Temple Bernard M. Temple, of St. Helens, died on July 24, 2013. Bernard was born on Sept. 13, 1945. He was a husband, father, grandpa, brothers, Bernard Temple uncle and friend to many. He will be held in the hearts and memories of all who knew him. In honor and respect of the man he was, a gathering of friends and family will be held on Sept. 8, from 1 – 5 p.m., at the Caples House in Columbia City.

Ian Tyler Lewis Ian Tyler Lewis, of St. Helens, passed away on July 28. Lewis was born on Dec.

Gary L. Porter Gary L. Porter, 57, of St. Helens died on July 27, 2013. Gary was born in 1956. No

services are scheduled. Luther Cowling, Jr. Luther Cowling, Jr. went to his heavenly home in his sleep on Aug. 5, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 3, 1930, in Nashville, Luther Cowling, Jr. Ark. He was the youngest of five children born to Luther Wesley and Minnie Lee Cowling. Luther graduated from Oklahoma A& M in 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Army in the anti-aircraft and guided missiles branch in Fort Bliss, Texas. He was a Private First Class. He was introduced to

Meet Columbia County’s new dairy princess ambassador Kiara Single, the daughter of John and Suzie Single of Warren, has been crowned as the next Columbia County Dairy Princess ambassador. Single attends Portland Community College, through Estacada Early College program and will obtain a high school diploma in 2014. She also earns college credits toward an associate’s degree at PCC’s Rock Creek campus. The new ambassador was also at the recent Columbia County Fair presenting awards at the Dairy Show. Single is also active in 4-H, showing poultry, goats, plus displaying photography, fiber arts, foods and nutrition. Besides 4-H, she earned two varsity letters for swimming and volunteers with Grace Baptist Church camp programs, serves on the Youth Leadership Team and is involved in other community service. She is also employed part-time as an assistant at Lil’ Learners Preschool. Single was crowned at

Eddie Blanche Wells at a friend’s, where they both were invited to dinner. Their romance developed and they were married on Jan 13, 1956, in El Paso, Texas. After his honorable discharge from the military on June 17, 1955, Luther did some teaching before he took a job with Philco. Before leaving El Paso, his first two children were born: Lawrence Craig and Luther Wayne in 1957 and 1959. Luther’s job with Philco moved him to Santa Maria, Calif. In 1963 Luther started working for Lockheed Missiles and Space as an aerospace engineer. In Santa Maria, his next two children were born: LaVena Beth and Curtis Lydon, in 1960 and 1962. Luther worked for Lockheed for 26 years and was promoted numerous times. His job transferred him to Aurora, Colo., in 1973 and Redondo Beach, Calif., in 1983 where he retired from Lockheed in 1989. After Lockheed he took a job with Hughes Aircraft where he

worked for five years before retiring for good in 1994. Luther and Blanche followed their daughter to Oregon in 1994. They lived in Scappoose for five years before building a house in the Yankton area in 1999. Luther was successful and gifted in many ways. He had his real estate license, he was an airplane pilot, he built two homes, he was a singer and he loved his wife and children. He always talked about putting in a landing strip on his property as he always hoped to have his own airplane. He was thrilled when Elroy Olsen offered to take him up in his plane where they flew over Luther’s lovely property. He even took the controls briefly. His life was full and rich as he loved people and loved to visit with everyone he came in contact with. Some of his errands and shopping trips turned into hours because he needed to see everyone at Safeway or the credit union before he could return home. He knew everyone by name and relished

those relationships. That was the hardest thing when his health kept him from seeing the people he loved. Luther’s faith in God was steadfast even in the hardest of times. He loved gospel music and took comfort in it during his final days. God was gracious to give him extra time to see his 83rd birthday, and his granddaughter’s wedding in July this year, where he was visited by many and which thrilled him greatly. Luther is survived by his wife, Blanche, of 57 years; sons Wayne and Curtis; daughter LaVena and her husband Kevin; daughterin-law Teri Cowling; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Minnie Lee; siblings Cecil, Lois, Ruby and Verma Lee; and son Lawrence Craig Cowling. Luther’s Celebration of Life will be Aug. 24, at 2 p.m., at Columbia River Foursquare Church, 555 Commons Drive in St. Helens. All who knew Daddy are welcome to attend.

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Outgoing dairy princess ambassador Mikela Heimuller crowns Kiara Single as the new 2013/2014 Dairy Princess Ambassador.

a coronation held at Sauvie Island Grange in May, which was transformed into a red carpet “Night at the Moovies.” Columbia County Dairy Women, who sponsor the county DPA program. Heidi Wismer, a former county and state Dairy Princess Ambassador herself, emceed festivities. Outgoing ambassador

Mikela Heimuller was presented with scholarship awards graciously donated by area businesses and organizations. She will attend Eastern Oregon University in the fall, majoring in pre-veterinary medicine.

Every year Portland General Electric recognizes the outstanding volunteerism of three employees who have gone above and beyond in their steadfast commitment to their communities, and the 2013 Outstanding Volunteers are no exception. This year’s winners are Candy Cole, a PGE retiree living in Warren, Rod Haines, a PGE dispatcher; and Karla Wenzel, a rates and regulatory affairs manager in Portland. “The tireless dedication and generosity our outstanding volunteers bring their organizations is inspiring, and PGE is proud to contribute to their efforts,” said Dave Robertson, PGE vice president of public policy. PGE awarded $500 grants to each of the honored employees in their names to the charities of their choice. In 2000, Candy Cole retired after working 14 years at PGE due to worsening multiple sclerosis symptoms. Cole’s retirement ultimately allowed her to devote more time and energy to serving her community members. Cole founded the Scappoose Parents Association in 2003 while witnessing the damage budget cuts were creating in


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the Scappoose School District. She volunteers her time and grant-writing skills to the Portland-based Remodeling for Independence Together, ReFIT, which raises funds to remodel the homes of lowincome seniors and people with disabilities. Cole also volunteers with her daughter at the Mother & Child Education Center in Portland’s Hollywood District, which provides supplies and classes to parents and expecting parents. When Rod Haines found his mother and friends were being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he wanted to help. Haines utilized his athletic mind and network of friends to start Burpees4MS. Burpees4MS is an exercise challenge Haines created to benefit the Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society. Haines performs burpees – a full body exercise – every day to raise money for MS research. Burpees4MS was founded in 2012 with a fundraising goal of $10,000. Haines ended the first year with more than $28,000 and hopes to raise $50,000 in 2013 by inviting more

athletes to participate across the nation and the globe. When Karla Wenzel was a child living in her mother’s home in suburban Washington D.C., her family spent Saturday mornings volunteering at their local recycling center where she grew a passion for volunteerism. Wenzel serves on the board of the Oregon Food Bank where she recently helped the organization move their governance to electronic and mobile platforms. She also has served on the boards of Portland Public Schools, the Kinship House, and the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley. In addition Wenzel donates time to the YWCA of Greater Portland, SOLVE beach cleanups and Classroom Law Project mock trial program. In the Outstanding Volunteer program’s 10th year, PGE employees and community leaders nominated 59 individuals. Community members are invited to nominate individuals for this yearly award at www.

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Help stuff the bus Everyone knows that flashing red lights on a school bus means stop. But for the United Way of Columbia County, red means go… go to the nearest school supply store and help “Stuff the Bus.” The start of school might seem like it’s still a long way off, but families are already stocking their kid’s backpack with all the necessary items for starting school. The costs can add up in a hurry, To help with those costs, the United Way of Columbia County is hosting its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” promotion to benefit students in need throughout Columbia County. Through a united effort, last year the United Way of Columbia County helped over 650 children through the program. The group is asking everyone to participate in the promotion, which runs from July 30 through

the end of August. Just look for the official drop site signs in the windows of local businesses. They will have boxes available for donated school supplies. School supplies stay in the community where they are donated to help the children in need. Local volunteers help pick up the supplies and deliver them to distribution sites. Be sure to check out the school supply lists at local stores for donation ideas. For more information about the United Way, go to Donations of school supplies will be at: Turning Point in Clatskanie; Fultano’s in Clatskanie; United Way in Rainier; Country Financial in Rainier; MPC Digital in Rainier; Deli Store & More in Rainier; Hope of Rainier in Rainier; Columbia River PUD in

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Deer Island; Columbia City in City Hall; Les Schwab in Scappoose and St. Helens; Fultano’s in Scappoose; Scappoose Outfitters in Scappoose; Café 30 in St. Helens; Mark’s Custom Exteriors in St. Helens; South Columbia County Chamber

of Commerce in St. Helens; Starbucks on Gable Road in St. Helens; US Bank in St. Helens; Wauna Federal Credit Union in St. Helens and Scappoose; V& V Leathers in Vernonia and West Oregon Electric in Vernonia.

Help for stuttering for children and parents

Parents eagerly anticipate number of questions they the moment when their child ask the child, focusing on 7 Tips for talking with your child first begins to talk. But for taking turns during conver1. Speak with your child in an unhurried way, pausing some, it can be a time of sations, and making time to frequently. great anxiety because their read or talk with the child in 2. Reduce the number of questions you ask your child struggles to get words a relaxed manner. child. out. As many as 5 per“Parents are relieved to 3. Use your facial expressions and other body lancross cent of preschool children discover that they are not guage to convey to your child that you are listening to the . nationwide have repetitions alone and that other parents content of her message and not to how she’s talking. was and prolongations of sounds share their concerns,” says 4. Set aside a few minutes at a regular time each day her’s severe enough to be of conspeech pathologist Kristin when you can give your undivided attention to your child. ing- cern to their parents. Chmela. 5. Help all members of the family learn to take turns nt A DVD is now available “Stuttering remains a talking and listening. n- in English and Spanish helps mystery to most people,” 6. Observe the way you interact with your child. y- parents detect stuttering and notes Jane Fraser, president 7. Above all, convey that you accept your child as he rew take action toward of the Stuttering Foundais. m. helping their child at most tion. “Watching a young ard public libraries. The DVD is child struggle to speak can and five,” says Barry Guitar, rado at Boulder, Diane Hill, k titled “Stuttering and Your be devastating. This DVD is M.A., of Northwestern Unied Child: Help for Parents” and Ph.D., professor and chair designed to reassure parents of Communication Sciences versity, Patricia Zebrowski, heir is available at Clatskanie and families that many at the University of VerPh.D., of the University of and Library District, Scappoose preschoolers stutter, that mont in Burlington. “It may Iowa, and Kristin Chmela, Public Library St. Helens they can be helped, and how begin gradually or suddenly, M.A., also of Northwestern Public Library; and the Verparents can play a vital role and many of these children University. d nonia Public Library. in this process.” These experts address ship Produced by the nonprofit outgrow their disfluencies Books and DVDs pronaturally. However, if a common concerns that parStuttering Foundation, the duced by the 66-year-old child continues to stutter for ents have about their child, te film describes what kinds nonprofit Stuttering Foundaseveral months, or appears such as how to help the child tion are available free to any zel of stuttering young children to be frustrated by it, parents at home and whether to CA may exhibit, how parents public library. A library that should seek assistance.” seek the advice of a speech LVE can help at home, and the will shelve them can contact Guitar appears in the pathologist. ss- role of a speech pathologist the Foundation at 1-800DVD with other nationally Strategies parents can use 992-9392, e-mail info@stutk in evaluating and treating recognized experts in stutto help reduce stuttering are children who stutter., or visit www. tering: Peter Ramig, Ph.D., given throughout the DVD “Stuttering typically or www. and include reducing the th gins between the ages of two of the University of nd miw omvited for 64-Mile 80-Mile 104-Mile OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 503-397-9791 Historic Mail Route Whitewater Excursions Wilderness Whitewater w. ol212 South First Street, St. Helens


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The City of St. Helens is currently taking applications from interested persons in the community who would like to volunteer to serve on the St. Helens Arts and Cultural Commission. The term is for three years and would begin on Oct. 1. Generally, the Arts and Cultural Commission meets once per month on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., but may meet more often depending on what projects they are working on. The commission was created and members appointed by the City Council. The commission is advisory to the council. To learn more about the Arts and Cultural Commission, visit the City of St.

Helens website at www. Click on Boards and Commissions and then Arts and Cultural Commission to go to the webpage that lists the current membership information and governing ordinances. Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the commission should click on “Forms & Applications” and download a boards and commissions application. Print and complete the form and return it to City Hall, Attn: Kathy Payne, P.O. Box 278, 265 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051. For questions or to have an application mailed/ emailed to you, contact Kathy Payne, City Recorder, or 503-366-8217.

Volunteers sought for Sauvie Island advisory committee Multnomah County is seeking volunteers for a new advisory committee that will help inform decision making for an update to the Sauvie Island/Multnomah Channel Rural Area Plan and Transportation System Plan. The plans will inform area policies, zoning code updates and transportation improvements for a 20-plus year planning horizon. The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will include community stakeholders representing a variety of interests and viewpoints. CAC members will provide representation for county residents and stakeholders who may be affected by the land use and transportation planning effort. Community input is a key value for Multnomah County leaders in helping to shape and inform decisions. Committee members will be expected to represent the interests of their area or group independent of personal views, and seek input on issues as they arise in the process. The planning effort is in response to a scoping effort completed in the

spring of 2013 that resulted in a recommendation to update the plans (see https:// The CAC will be involved in a variety of topics including but not limited to, promotional activities and events on Exclusive Farm Use lands, agri-tourism, permitting at moorages and marinas, traffic and roads, bike facilities, recreation, wildlife and habitat protections, and outdoor mass gatherings. Policy choices will be made within the context of existing state, federal, and county policies, laws and initiatives. A limited number of seats on the committee are available. County staff will begin reviewing applications after Aug. 16 and contact interested parties soon after. An application form is located online and more information about the project is available at Individuals interested in serving should complete and submit the form by 4 p.m., Aug. 16. The project is expected to run for 10 months with a goal of being completed by June 2014.


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Wings and Wheels back for third year Weekly Meetings

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Classic planes, cars, military vehicles and a model train display are just some of the highlights of the annual Wings and Wheels event.

there will be a Columbia County Business Expo where countywide businesses will

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Public Meetings Wednesday, Aug. 14 8:30 a.m. – Port of St. Helens commission meeting at the Port Office, 100 E St., in Columbia City. 9:45 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting to discuss matters related to the Columbia Health District in room 308, at the Columbia County Courthouse. This is a public meeting. 10 a.m. – Columbia County Board of Commissioners holds its regular board meeting and its

regular staff meeting at 1 p.m., in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Columbia County Courthouse. 6:30 p.m. – St. Helens School District board of directors will hold a work session at the district office, at 474 N. 16th St. Thursday, Aug. 15 10 a.m. – Columbia County Transportation and Road Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting in Healy Hall at the Columbia County Road Department, 1054 Oregon St., in

St. Helens. 5:30 p.m. – Columbia County Commission on Children and Families will hold a public meeting at the OSU Extension Office, 505 N. Columbia River Hwy., in St. Helens. Monday, Aug. 19 4 p.m. – City of St. Helens Parks Commission meets in city council chambers. 5 p.m. – Greater St. Helens Parks & Recreation District board meeting in the Eisenschmidt Pool Basement, in St.

Helens. 7 p.m. – Constitution Party of Columbia County meets in the CRPUD Community Room, 64001 Columbia River Hwy., in Deer Island. Tuesday, Aug. 20 12:30 p.m. – Public Health Foundation board meeting, 2370 Gable Road, in St. Helens. 6 p.m. – Columbia River PUD Board Meeting in the CRPUD Community Room, 64001 Columbia River Hwy., in Deer Island

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Thursday, Aug. 15 · St. Helens Public Library author story time for children ages 0-12 begins at 11:15 a.m., local author Penny Lockwood will visit the Library to share her

new picture book “Boo’s Bad Day.” A cat-themed craft will follow. · 13 Nights on the River summer concert series with Lulu LaFever and the Hot Tamales at Columbia View Park in Olde Towne St. Helens. Free music through August with local vendors and an open air/farmers market. Market is open 3-9 p.m. · St. Helens Public Library rock painting for teens ages 11-18 begins at 5 p.m. Create a beautiful piece of rock art. Friday, Aug. 16 · St. Helens Public Library

rock painting for teens ages 11-18 begins at 5 p.m. Create a beautiful piece of rock art. · Bethany “Trunk Treasurers” at Bethany Lutheran Church in Warren. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; food available and bargains galore, located in north parking lot. Saturday, Aug. 17 · Scappoose Farmers Market from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., through September, in Heritage Park between Columbia Ave. and Olive Street. Fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and more.

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· St. Helens Public Library end of summer reading party for families (all ages) beings at 11 a.m. A party for youth who participated in the 2013 Summer Reading Program and their families. There will be a raffle with books / toy prizes, yard games and Italian sodas. · NAMI Columbia County is hosting “Pick Nick” at McCormick Park from 3-6 p.m. Celebrating families, peers, and the Jordan Center, come enjoy pizza, salad, beverages, good company, fun and games. For more information, email

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Tuesdays • Kiwanis Daybreakers meets at 7 a.m. at the America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Village Inn). Call 503397-2696. • Warren Community Fellowship – Job Club, 10–11 a.m. room 201, 56523 Columbia River Highway, in Warren. Free and open to the public. • St. Helens Public Library holds baby lapsit story time for 6 months to 2 years at 10:15 a.m. Call 503-397-4544 for more info. • Armed Forces coffee break with American Legion Post No. 42, the second Tuesday of each mont from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m., at America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Village Inn) in St. Helens. • 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. • The VFW Ladies Auxillary meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call 503-3972147 for information.

months from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Avamere at St. Helens, 2400 Gable Road. • Alzheimer’s Support Group, meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3–4 p.m. at Avamere at St. Helens, 2400 Gable Road. Call 503-366-8070 for information. Thursdays • St. Helens public library holds story time for preschool 3–5 years at 11:15 a.m. Call 503-397-4544 for more info. • Weight Watchers meets at Scappoose Foursquare Church at noon and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 503-543-4802 or email • Columbian Toastmasters meets from 12:05–1:05 p.m. at the Village Inn in St. Helens. • Free fitness classes, 7–8 p.m. at the Best Western in St. Helens. Designed for people of all fitness levels. Call Cheryl Capwell, independent beachbody fitness coach at 503396-2834, 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. Meetings are held at the OSU Extension office, 505 N. Columbia River Hwy., in St. Helens. Fridays • The St. Helens Sports Booster Club meets at the Kozy Korner at 7 a.m. every Friday that there is school in the St. Helens School District. • 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 503543-4802 or email dromjue@ • The Columbia County Fair board holds workshops every Saturday until the fair begins, at the fairgrounds office.

Sundays Wednesdays • Overcomers Outreach • Scappoose Public – a spiritually-based, 12-step Library – storytime for ages recovery program for substance 5 and under at 10:30 a.m. abuse issues – meets at 6 p.m. No registration necessary, at Sunset Park Community 503-543-7123 or go online to Church, 174 Sunset Blvd., in St. Helens. Call 503-397-0535 or • St. Helens public library visit holds storytime for toddlers • Yankton Recovery Group ages 2–3 at 11:15 a.m. Call meets at Yankton Grange, 503-397-4544 for more info. Pittsburg Road, 5:30–6:30 p.m., • Columbia County Stroke every Sunday is open discus07-13-11 2x2.5D Copies:04-26-08 Copies.qxd 6/22/1 Support Group meets the sion.2X2.5D Call 503-397-1473 or 503fourth Wednesday of each 366-0667 for more information.

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Wednesday, Aug. 14 · Scappoose Public Library story time for ages 0–5 begins at 10:30 a.m. The theme and craft is trains. · Oregon Equestrian Trails will meet at Malarkey Ranch at the tractor shed near the main house on at 7 p.m. for a potluck dinner. Work party will start at 6 p.m.

Mondays • Columbia City Community Library – 11 a.m., story time for preschoolers. • St. Helens Lions meets every first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m., at the America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Village 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 Friday and fourth Monday of each month downstairs at the Rainier United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Teri 503-556-9135.



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The Third annual Wings and Wheels – one of the largest and extremely popular events of the summer – will land at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark on Aug. 24. The event is hosted by the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Port of St Helens, Oregon Aero, Columbia River PUD and Wauna Federal Credit Union. Gates open at Wings and Wheels will be at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark, 34000 Skyway Drive, in Scappoose from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The one-day event will feature airplanes – from antiques to modern, demos, cruise-in, military vehicles, motorcycles and a model train display. In addition,


Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WEDNESDAY EVENING 6:00



^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Jungle Gold A gold-mining dream.





^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Gold Rush The crew flies to Chile. News ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. * Travelscope 6 O’Clock News (N) ,

W The King of Queens




^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Saint Hoods “Kojack Box” News ( NewsChannel 8

W The King of Queens




^ Good Morning America (N) & (5:00) CBS This Morning: Saturday (N)

Montel Williams _ Paid Program ( NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise at 6:00 AM (N) * Sesame Street “Rocco’s Playdate” (EI) , Good Day Oregon Saturday (N)

C SportsCenter I Octonauts Q Hometime W Married... With

Mickey Mouse HouseCalls Married... With





^ KATU News at 6 (N) Paid Program & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Moonshiners “Moonshine Treasure Hunt” Northwest Backroads ( NBC Nightly News Last of the Wine * Lawrence Welk Pregame Show , Joint Relief C Little League Baseball Shake It Up! I Austin & Ally



^ Good Morning America (N) Paid Program & Paid Program The Key of David (N) _ The Perfect Yard ( NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise (N) * Betsy’s Kindergarten Angelina: Next , FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace

C Outside the Lines (N) I Octonauts Q Wealth-Trading W Married... With


AUGUST 14, 2013



ABC’s The Lookout (N)

KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

Big Brother (N Same-day Tape)

Criminal Minds “Zugzwang” (DVS)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Backfire”

KOIN Local 6 at 11

Naked and Afraid A Panamanian island.

Naked and Afraid “Breaking Borneo”

Naked and Afraid “Beware the Bayou”

Naked and Afraid “Bares All”

Naked and Afraid “Beware the Bayou”

America’s Got Talent Performance recap. Nature Pelicans flock to lake in Australia. MasterChef “Top 6 Compete” SportsCenter (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Dog With a Blog FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N)

America’s Got Talent (N Same-day Tape) NOVA “Kings of Camouflage” MasterChef “Top 7 Compete” (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) A.N.T. Farm Shake It Up! NUMB3RS Charlie finds a disturbing photo.

(:01) Camp “Parents’ Weekend” (N) The Truth About Exercise With Michael 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Austin & Ally NUMB3RS “Toxin” Medication tampering.

NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Pacific Heartbeat (DVS) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Jessie “Toy Con” The Simpsons The Office “Niagara”


7:00 Jeopardy!


7:30 Wheel of Fortune

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Airplane Repo “Spies in the Night” Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) PBS NewsHour (N) Access Hollywood TMZ (N)

The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Deal With It (N)






7:00 Jeopardy!


7:30 Wheel of Fortune



Late Show Letterman

Conan Eric Bana; Josh Gad; The National.

AUGUST 15, 2013



Wipeout Tropic Blunder; Chopping Mall. (N)

Motive The murder of a priest. (N)

(:01) Rookie Blue “What I Lost” (N)

The Big Bang Theory Two and a Half Men Airplane Repo “Armed and Airborne” America’s Got Talent Art Beat Presents Oregon Art Beat Glee “Guilty Pleasures” (DVS)

(:01) Big Brother (N Same-day Tape) Airplane Repo Mike braves gators in Florida. Hollywood Game Night Midsomer Murders “Destroying Angel” New Girl “Neighbors” The Mindy Project

Elementary A small plane crashes. KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Airplane Repo “Alone in Alaska” (N) Airplane Repo Mike braves gators in Florida. Hollywood Game Night (N) NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Midsomer Murders (:36) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Film School Shorts 10 O’Clock News (N) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond

Family Guy “And Then There Were Fewer”

8:00 Last Man Standing

8:30 (:31) The Neighbors

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Austin & Ally White Collar Neal works with Sara.

The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Sullivan & Son (N)



KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Jessie The Simpsons The Office “Niagara”

The Big Bang Theory Conan Harrison Ford; Donald Faison. (N)



AUGUST 16, 2013



Shark Tank (DVS)

(:01) 20/20 (N)

KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N)

Undercover Boss “American Seafoods”

(:01) Hawaii Five-0 “Lana I Ka Moana”

Blue Bloods “Men in Black”

KOIN Local 6 at 11

Gold Rush Todd flies his crew to Peru. Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N)

Gold Rush: Pay Dirt (Series Premiere) (N) Off Their Rockers Off Their Rockers

Gold Rush (N) Dateline NBC (N)

Saint Hoods The Southie crew is lying low.

Gold Rush NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno





Washington Week

Charlie Rose

DCI Banks “Strange Affair” Helen Morton suspects Roy.

Masterpiece Classic “South Riding”

Late Show Letterman

Masterpiece Classic

Paid Program Paid Program SportsCenter (N) (Live)

Access Hollywood TMZ (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live)

10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live)

11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live)

Phineas and Ferb A power-draining “inator.” FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N)

(:15) Austin & Ally (:40) Jessie Monk Someone tries to kill Natalie.

(:05) Dog With a Blog Good Luck Charlie Monk Monk solves a murder.

Austin & Ally The Simpsons

Austin & Ally The Office “Mafia”

Family Guy

›› “Monster-in-Law” (2005, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda. (DVS)

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Family Guy






AUGUST 17, 2013



KATU News This Morning - Sat (N) Doodlebops Doodlebops

Busytown Mysteries Garden Time

Jack Hanna Liberty’s Kids (EI)

Paid Program Tummy Tuck NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise at 7:00 AM (N)

Cook with No Flame WEN Hair Care Tree Fu Tom (EI)

Gold Rush “The Motherlode” Gold Rush Todd flies his crew to Peru. Gold Rush The crew flies to Chile. Track and Field English Premier League Soccer Swansea City AFC vs Manchester United FC. (N) Track and Field

Curious George

Super Why!

Cat in the Hat

SportsCenter (N) (Live) Mickey Mouse Doc McStuffins Animal Exploration Pets.TV (EI) Fresh Prince Fresh Prince



SciGirls “Bee Haven” Cyberchase (EI) Great Big World

Ocean Mysteries Liberty’s Kids (EI)


Fetch! With Ruff Mystery Hunters

X Games Los Angeles. From Los Angeles. (Taped) Arena Football Arena Bowl XXVI: Teams TBA. From Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (N)

The Victory Garden Eco Company

Garden Home Teen Kids News (N)

Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. From Williamsport, Pa. (N) (Live) Jake and the Pirates Sofia the First Jessie Jessie A.N.T. Farm Jessie Hanna Into the Wild Feed the Children Feed the Children. Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program House of Payne Meet the Browns Are We There Yet? According to Jim Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement






Recipe Rehab (EI)

Paid Program Paid Program

Paid Program

Call of the Wildman LazyTown “Zap It!” Woodwright’s Shop

Call of the Wildman Call of the Wildman Noodle and Doodle The Chica Show (EI) American Woodshop Hometime Paid Program




Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Entertainment Tonight (N) Moonshiners “Hat in Hand” Northwest Backroads Grants Getaways





Call of the Wildman Pajanimals (EI) Ask This Old House Wealth-Trading


AUGUST 17, 2013


New Tricks “Dead Poets” Postgame Show 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Dog With a Blog


ABC World News

Call of the Wildman Call of the Wildman NewsChannel 8 at 5PM (N) This Old House Lawrence Welk Paid Program Montel Williams Little League Baseball Good Luck Charlie Dog With a Blog Burn Notice “Fast Friends” Friends Friends

AUGUST 17, 2013


KATU News at 11 (N) KOIN Local 6 at 11 Tickle NewsChannel 8 at 11


(:35) Castle (:35) Extra (N) Porter Ridge Saturday Night Live

Masterpiece Mystery! (DVS) Axe Cop (N) Axe Cop SportsCenter (N) (Live) Dog With a Blog Gravity Falls

MLS Soccer FC Dallas at Portland Timbers. From JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. (N) Timbers Post-Game 10 O’Clock News Criminal Minds “Safe Haven” The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Sullivan & Son Deal With It


KATU News This Morning - Sun (N) CBS News Sunday Morning (N) Paid Program Paid Program NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise at 7:00 AM (N) Mister Rogers Daniel Tiger Good Day Oregon Sunday (N)


It’s Sew Easy The Young Icons

NASCAR Countdown NASCAR Racing Phineas and Ferb A power-draining “inator.” Paid Program Paid Program The King of Queens The Wedding Date

Cash Cab KATU News at 5 (N) Busytown Mysteries Extra (N)

The Middle ›› “Mamma Mia!” (2008) Meryl Streep. Premiere. A single hotelier prepares for her daughter’s wedding. The Mentalist A hotel employee is murdered. 48 Hours 48 Hours Moonshiners “Last Shiner Standing” Tickle Porter Ridge Amish Mafia “Wayward Sons” Gymnastics U.S. Championships. From the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Do No Harm “Circadian Rhythms” (N)

Travels to the Edge Rick Steves’ Europe Globe Trekker (DVS) Doc Martin Alcohol problem. NFL Preseason Football Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks. From CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) A.N.T. Farm Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Jessie (DVS) Dog With a Blog Shake It Up!



Sewing With Nancy American Athlete


9:00 Your Voice

Face the Nation (N) (7:58) Joel Osteen

(:27) In Touch

Thomas & Friends

Bob the Builder

Gold Rush Meet the Press (N) Rick Steves’ Europe Paid Program




AUGUST 18, 2013



Paid Program This Week With George Stephanopoulos (N) Little League Baseball ATP Tennis U.S. Open Series: Western and Southern Open, Men’s Final. From Cincinnati. (N) (Live)

Travels to the Edge Paid Program

Airplane Repo Mike braves gators in Florida. Gymnastics U.S. Championships. (Taped) Nature Pelicans flock to lake in Australia. Paid Program Paid Program

Airplane Repo “Alone in Alaska” Track and Field NOVA Brian Greene investigates space. ››› “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

NASCAR Countdown (N) (Live) Jessie Jessie “Star Wars”

NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Pure Michigan 400. (N) (Live) Shake It Up! Shake It Up! Jessie Jessie gets her big break.

Joint Relief 7 Days! Married... With

Made in Hollywood Friends

Made in Hollywood (N) Sullivan & Son Deal With It

Hot New Hairstyles For Summer! Hollyscoop (N) EP Daily (N) The King of Queens MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies. (N)


Animal Rescue Friends

Dog Tales (EI) Friends



Jack Van Impe Friends



Food for Thought Sea Rescue (EI) Wealth-Trading ^ (11:00) Little League Baseball World Series, Game 14: Teams TBA. & PGA Tour Golf Wyndham Championship, Final Round. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. (N) (Live) Porter Ridge Amish Mafia “Fall From Grace” Amish Mafia “Holy War” _ Tickle ( Track and Field IAAF World Championships. Golf U.S. Amateur, Finals. From The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. (N) (Live) * Great Performances “Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall” “The Phantom of the Opera.” ›› “So I Married an Axe Murderer” (1993, Comedy) Mike Myers, Nancy Travis. , (11:00) “Good Night, and Good Luck.”




Paid Program

Light Relief Therapy Storm Stories Amish Mafia A look back at the first season. Cindy Crawford Summer Hairstyles! BBC Newsnight European Journal Feed the Children Feed the Children.

4:00 Cash Cab

4:30 Cash Cab

AUGUST 18, 2013


KATU News at 5 (N)


ABC World News

Paid Program Paid Program omg! Insider (N) Go! Northwest Amish Mafia “Wayward Sons” Gold Rush Todd flies his crew to Peru. Justin Time (EI) Northwest Backroads NewsChannel 8 at 5PM (N) Religion & Ethics To the Contrary Moyers & Company NFL Preseason Football Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants. (N) (Live)

SportsCenter (N) Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. From Williamsport, Pa. (N) (Live) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) MLB Baseball: Yankees at Red Sox C (10:00) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Pure Michigan 400. (N) (Live) Austin & Ally Austin & Ally Austin & Ally Jessie Jessie Jessie Phineas and Ferb A power-draining “inator.” Jessie “Gotcha Day” Shake It Up! Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie I Paid Program ›› “G-Force” (2009, Action) Bill Nighy, Zach Galifianakis, Voices of Sam Rockwell. › “Ghost Ship” (2002, Horror) Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington. Law & Order “Refuge” Q Next Stop The King of Queens ›› “Valentine’s Day” (2010) Jessica Alba. Los Angeles residents wend their way into and out of romance. ›› “The Wedding Date” (2005) Debra Messing. W (10:30) MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies.



^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Gold Rush The crew flies to Chile. Inside Edition ( NBC Nightly News Oregon Art Beat * Art Beat Presents



America’s Funniest Home Videos

W ›› “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009) Matthew McConaughey. (DVS)



^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ Fast N’ Loud News ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. * This Old House

7:00 Jeopardy!

7:30 Wheel of Fortune

Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Fast N’ Loud Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) PBS NewsHour (N)

Access Hollywood TMZ (N) , 6 O’Clock News (N) C (5:00) NFL Preseason Football Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins. (N) A.N.T. Farm Jessie I Good Luck Charlie Jessie Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Q

W The King of Queens




^ KATU News at 6 (N) & KOIN Local 6 at 6 (N) CBS Evening News _ (5:00) Amish Mafia “The Book of Merlin”

News ( NewsChannel 8 * Ask This Old House Nightly Business Rpt. , 6 O’Clock News (N) C 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event.



Secret Millionaire (N) (DVS)







Whodunnit? “Golden Cuffs”

60 Minutes (N) (:01) Big Brother Contestants face eviction. Gold Rush Yukon Men: Revealed (N) America’s Got Talent Twelve hopefuls perform. Antiques Roadshow “Washington, DC” Wildlife Safaris “Savannah Journeys”

Paid Program Paid Program , NFL Preseason Football: Colts at Giants C (5:00) MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox. From Fenway Park in Boston. Shake It Up! Austin & Ally Austin & Ally I Austin & Ally Q Law & Order Family scandal threatens case. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory



(:31) The Neighbors


Jake and the Pirates Sofia the First



Modern Family


Sports Reporters (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Doc McStuffins



Last Man Standing


Entertainment ’Night Extra (N)

Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory Timbers Pre Family Guy Family Guy W The King of Queens Family Guy



The Middle


Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. From Williamsport, Pa. (N) (Live) C (11:30) NASCAR Racing Nationwide Series: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. From Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. (N) Dog With a Blog Dog With a Blog Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls A.N.T. Farm “trANTsferred” A.N.T. Farm I Dog With a Blog Wealth-Trading ›› “Charlie Bartlett” (2007, Comedy-Drama) Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr. Trout TV The Joy of Fishing The Green Economy The Ingredient Q Paid Program (:15) ›› “Monster-in-Law” (2005) Jennifer Lopez. A shrewish woman clashes with her son’s fiancee. (DVS) Everybody-Raymond Friends Friends W (11:30) ›› “The Wedding Date” (2005)




Born to Explore ^ Little League Baseball World Series, Game 10: Teams TBA. From Williamsport, Pa. (N) (Live) PGA Tour Golf Wyndham Championship, Third Round. From Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. (N) (Live) & Arena Football Call of the Wildman Call of the Wildman Call of the Wildman Call of the Wildman _ Gold Rush ( Track and Field IAAF World Championships. Golf U.S. Amateur, Semifinals. From The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. (N) Quilting Arts Simply Ming Test Kitchen Martha Bakes MotorWeek (N) * Love of Quilting MLB Pregame MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox. From Fenway Park in Boston. (N) (Live) , MLB Player Poll


Wheel of Fortune

* Grannies on Safari Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) , (5:00) NFL Preseason Football Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots. (N) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) C Little League Baseball Phineas and Ferb Jessie Jessie I Phineas and Ferb Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory




SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) C (5:00) NFL Preseason Football San Diego Chargers at Chicago Bears. (N) (Live) Phineas and Ferb Good Luck Charlie Jessie “Toy Con” ›› “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” (2005) Phineas and Ferb I Phineas and Ferb White Collar “Neighborhood Watch” Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N)



News Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) ( NewsChannel 8 Nightly Business Rpt. PBS NewsHour (N) * Burt Wolf: Travels Access Hollywood TMZ (N) , 6 O’Clock News (N) C (5:00) MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) Phineas and Ferb Good Luck Charlie Jessie I Phineas and Ferb Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

W The King of Queens




Castle A kidnapping plot is revealed.

10 O’Clock News (N)

SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter “Teen Beach Movie” (2013) Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell. (:45) Austin & Ally The First Family (N) Mr. Box Office (N) The Closer “Tapped Out”

(:15) Austin & Ally Phineas and Ferb Criminal Minds “Devil’s Night”

›› “Valentine’s Day” (2010) Jessica Alba. Los Angeles residents wend their way into and out of romance.



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

Unforgettable “Memory Kings” (N) The Mentalist “Red Letter Day” KOIN Local 6 at 11 (:35) Cold Case Yukon Men (N) Jungle Gold “Family Emergency” (N) Yukon Men Crossing Lines (N) (DVS) Crossing Lines (N) (DVS) NewsChannel 8 at 11 (:35) Sports Sunday The Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery! (N) (DVS) Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial “Albert Speer” Nazis on Trial

› “Ghost Ship” (2002, Horror) Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington.


AUGUST 18, 2013





Oregon Sports Final Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter Shake It Up! Shake It Up! Oregon Sports Final Paid Program

›› “Failure to Launch” (2006) Matthew McConaughey.


AUGUST 19, 2013



Shark Tank A three-in-one nail polish.

Castle “Hunt” Castle tries to find Alexis.

(:01) Mistresses “Indecent Proposals” (N)

KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live

How I Met/Mother Mike & Molly Fast N’ Loud Richard flips a ’52 Chevy. American Ninja Warrior “Denver Finals” (N) Antiques Roadshow “Washington, DC”

2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls (N) History Detectives

Under the Dome “The Fourth Hand” (N) Fast N’ Loud Siberia “First Snow” (N) Oregon Experience Oregon Experience

KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno POV The Middle East conflict. (N)

Raising Hope Raising Hope SportsCenter (N) (Live) Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N)

New Girl “Chicago” The Mindy Project 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ›› “Frenemies” (2012, Drama) Bella Thorne, Zendaya. (:40) Austin & Ally Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Family Guy “Road to the North Pole”

Family Guy




11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live) (:05) Jessie A.N.T. Farm The Simpsons The Office

The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan Don Cheadle; Pete Holmes; RNDM.




AUGUST 20, 2013



Jeopardy! Wheel of Fortune Entertainment ’Night Extra (N) Amish Mafia A look back at the first season.

Extreme Weight Loss “Ashley” Chris helps a woman get healthy. (N) NCIS The team unites to find answers. NCIS: Los Angeles “Rude Awakenings” Amish Mafia: The Devil’s Cut (N) Amish Mafia Alan goes after Lebanon Levi.

Body of Proof “Disappearing Act” Person of Interest “Critical” Tickle (N) Porter Ridge (N)

KATU News at 11 (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live KOIN Local 6 at 11 Late Show Letterman Amish Mafia Alan goes after Lebanon Levi.

Live at 7 (N) Inside Edition (N) PBS NewsHour (N) Access Hollywood TMZ (N) 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Hollywood Game Night America’s Got Talent Twelve acts perform. (N Same-day Tape) The Life of Muhammad “The Seeker” The Life of Muhammad “Holy Wars” (N) The Life of Muhammad “Holy Peace” (N) So You Think You Can Dance The dancers perform; elimination. (N Same-day Tape) 10 O’Clock News (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live)

NewsChannel 8 at 11 Jay Leno Shakespeare Uncovered (DVS) 11 O’Clock News (N) Everybody-Raymond SportsCenter (N) (Live)

A.N.T. Farm Jessie Phineas and Ferb A power-draining “inator.” I Good Luck Charlie Jessie Q Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory FOX 12’s 8 O’Clock News on PDX-TV (N) Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Family Guy W The King of Queens Seinfeld

A.N.T. Farm Austin & Ally Shake It Up! Good Luck Charlie Jessie A.N.T. Farm House “Human Error” House A woman survives a building collapse. The Simpsons The Office The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Conan Zach Galifianakis; Jim Gaffigan.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


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ance, Voluntary Term Life, TDA/Pension Plan, Flex Spending Account (Medical/Child Care Options), Paid Leave (PTO) includes 6 recognized holidays and anniversary day, Referral and Attendance Bonuses, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Training. Please Direct All Contacts To: Megan at (503) 543-3812 or Barbara at (503) 366-0413 Community Access Services 1815 NW 169th Place Suite 1060 Beaverton, Oregon 97006 A Drug Free Workplace/ Equal Opportunity Employer

PT Receptionist needed at Midway Vet. Hospital. Please apply in person at 34453 McGary Ln, Warren OR 97053. Must have customer service, some computer skill and to be able to multi-task.

Semling Construction is looking for an experienced equipment operator. Qualified individuals will have 3 years experience with JD and CAT equipment and be able to work well in a team or individually. Must have a CLEAN DRUG SCREEN

and general mechanical ability. Having additional skills such as welding, carpentry and concrete work will increase ability to succeed. Email resume to: info@ or call 503-397-1809


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


Construction Services Artisan Concrete All types of concrete work. “Many Happy Customers” 5 0 3 - 3 9 6 - 6 1 9 6 CCB#183456 Gen Const/Repair Remodeling, garages, decks, siding, windows, kitchen & bathroom Over 35 yrs exp. CCB# 132165 Millennial Enterprises (503)438-4031

DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-772-5295. www. paralegalalternatives. com I KILL BLACKBERRIES Now-Nov Prime Time All work is guaranteed 50 yrs exp. Large and small jobs. Free Estimates 503-369-0673 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. 543-8274 or cell 503-440-0723 TOP CASH PAID. CARS, TRUCKS, FARM EQUIP. CALL ME LAST, I PAY MORE. 503-780-7670


Day Care FT & PT openings are now available for kids 2 yrs +! State certified, CPR/first aid certified, food handlers certified, USDA food program, and accept DHS. Conveniently located, affordable & reliable! We provide meals, fun & go on field trips to the library park, etc. monstersandmommy Registered Day Care provider has FT openings in St. Helens. USDA food program, First Aid, CPR certified. Fenced yard, play-room. Call Cherri 503-261-3690 Small Town DayCare State Reg since 2004 has FT & PT openings for ages 0-4. Large fenced backyard w/playstructure. Many refs. Please call Saren 503-366-1012


Craft Classes ABC FOR LIFE TRAINING CENTER CPR-AED First Aid Basic Life Support NRA HANDGUN SAFETY Concealed Handgun Permit Class OR, FL, AZ, ME, NH, VA. On-site or Off-site Individual or Group (503)709-1878 GUITAR LESSONS Full Time Instructor Limited Availability Call Now 503-367-8728


Lost & Found Lost very special wedding & anniversay rings, 7/27/13, Scappoose Fred Meyer. Wedding: gold w/ diamond-shaped diamond; Anniversary: gold w/channel diamonds. 503-314-8564 Lost: Canon camera on 8/01/13 at 13 Nights on The River. St. Helens 503-314-8564


Help Wanted Billing Specialist Salary $18.94-$27.01 per hour DOE Deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Columbia river PUD team, please visit our website at www.crpud. net to view and apply for open positions or call our job line at (503) 397-8159 to have an application packet mailed to you. Building Services Manager Columbia County, Oregon. See website for details Deadline: 9/6/13 EOE Do you have an idea for a news story or article that you would like to share with us? news@thechronicle (503) 397-0116

Drivers: We value our drivers as our most IMPORTANT ASSET!! YOU make us successful!! Top Pay, Benefits Package! CDL-A Required. Join our team NOW! 1-888414-4467 Floating Aides needed for Head Start centers in St. Helens and Clatskanie - must have High School diploma or equivalent and some experience working with preschool children, and/or education in Early Childhood care and education field. Applicant must also pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. The position is 20 hours per week, $9.11 an hour. Bilingual skills a plus. Position is open until filled. Visit our website for full job description and application. GORDON TRUCKINGCDL-A Drivers Needed! Dedicated and OTR Positions Now Open! $1,000 SIGN ON BONUS. Consistent Miles, Time Off! Full Benefits, 401k, EOE, Recruiters Available 7 days/week! 866-435-8590 Health Care: Community Access Services is a non-profit organization that provides residential services and employment opportunities to individuals who experience developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking to hire full time and part time Direct Support Professionals to work in the homes of individuals living in Scappoose and St. Helens. Preference is given to applicants with a background supporting individuals who experience intellectual and cognitive challenges in a residential setting. Position starts at $10 or $10.25 DOE. Minimum Requirements: * Must be at least 18 years of age * Must be able to qualify as a company driver (Licensed at least 2 yrs with a good driving history) * Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen * Must be able to pass a criminal background check (Conducted by the State of Oregon DHS) Benefit Package: (Available to those working 30+ hours per week) Medical/Dental/Prescription Drug Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insur-

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SOAK UP THE SUN! 10.12 acres, trees, views of mountains and rolling hills. 2006 manuf. home with vaults, skylights and style throughout. ALL appliances included: refrigerator, freezer, washer & dryer. A 30X48 shop w/2 bay doors and room for all your toys! 503.807.2516 ML#13425941

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CHARMING 2bd + bonus & extra storage. 494 N. 10th. $800

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


Campers & Trailers ‘73 18ft Travel Trailer. Slps 6, 4 new tires, new tags. Hunter’s Special. $700. 503-701-4840


Domestic Autos ‘69 F100 Ranger RARE. 97K miles. $2750 OBO. 503-396-8284 Grandma can’t drive anymore, but! She has a 2002 Mrcury Sable 4 dr for sale. 42510 miles. $4,200 firm. 503-410-9677


Wanted Autos !!COLUMBIA COUNTY’S!! Top CASH for junk cars, trucks and larger equipment. **Titles NOT required** Scrappy 503-397-3481 !$$ I PAY CA$H $$! FOR ALL CARS, TRUCKS, VANS, BUSES & FARM EQUIP. We are local, we pay top $$$ up to $400. FREE removal, same day service, title not req. CALL US FIRST 503-369-8186 503-438-6099 $$$$$ TOP CASH PAID FOR CARS TRUCKS & VANS Ask for Bud 503-936-5923 $CASH$ PAID FOR CARS & TRUCKS, FARM OR HEAVY EQUIPMENT RUNNING OR NOT. FREE REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES. 503-285-1808 GRUMPY’S We buy scrap cars. Up to $200. 503-543-5533


Misc/Trade Why sift through the rest? LOCAL and the BEST!!! Want LOCAL? Has them ALL!! Want your car SOLD as quickly as can be? Call and sell it LOCALLY!!


Garage Sales

FLORENCE PARK OUTDOOR PARK In Scappoose on Hwy 30 Antiques•Crafts•Art•Clothes Outdoor Equipment Plants•Jewelry•Silver 26901 NW St. Helens Rd. OPEN Fri., Sat. & Sun 10am - 7pm Vendors WANTED Call Shawn 503-314-7380 3rd Annual Garage Sale. 52528 North Rd. Scappoose. 8/16 & 8/17 9am-5pm. Save the dates. Arts/Crafts, Supplies/Storage, misc household. 60133 Anderson Rd, St. Helens Aug 16 & 17, 8am-1pm Car-Port Sale: Aug 16 & 17, 10am-2pm. 315 N. 3rd SH. Fridge, de-humidifier, clothes, housewares, yarns, toys & misc.

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Columbia County’s premier buyer still paying top $. Gold, silver jewelery & coins, any guns, military, old paintings & antiques. 503-308-2494

NEIGHBORHOOD SALE Estate Sale: 33821 Se Rose Lane Scapposoe Garage Sale: 33810 SE Rose Lane Scappoose Fri 9-4, Sat 9-4, & Sun 10-3 Furniture, tools, dressers, bedding, household items, electric wheelchair, XBox drum set, Hallmark Christmas, ornaments/decorations, Beer Stein collection, German Hummel Dolls, new & used women’s clothing, purses, and shoes, computer monitor, stained glass and handmade jewelry. CASH ONLY, No Early Callers.

2 bdrm, 1 ba, very lrg rms. Lots of windows & porches w/views. Lrg property close to St. Helens. All appls included. Laundry rm on site. W/S/G pd. Cats OK. $675/mth plus $775 refundable sec & cleaning dep. 35041 Pitts., #4 Avail 8/17. Won’t last long. 503-543-3514

Cul-de-sac Yard Sales SW Crystal Springs Ct., Scappoose Sat. Aug 17, 8-4. CASH ONLY Hwy 30 to EM Watts by Dutch Bros., right up Keys to top, turn left. ITEMS: Tools, garden supplies, books, CDs, housewares, toys, games, stuffed animals, holiday decorations, frames, framed art, candles, baskets, fabric, patterns, skate/snow gear, fishing poles, children’s clothing, furniture & more!! Fri/Sat Aug 16/17 9am4pm. 59835 Battle Mt., off Pittsburg Rd by resevoirs. Household, tools, clothes and toys. Garage Sale Fri & Sat Aug.16 - 17 9 am - 5 pm Teenage girls clothing thru womens size 3X, jewelry, girls bedding, TV, tire chains, laminate flooring, lots of misc. 59313 Cherrywood Dr. CASH ONLY! Garage Sale Over? Bring your leftovers to the Senior Center’s Top Notch Thrift Store, 1844 Columbia Blvd., next to Semling’s. Mon-Sat from 10-5. Free sorting service and pickup also avail. Tues-Sat Call 503-397-5386 to arrange. Garage Sale: 23 Crescent Dr., SH. Sat only Aug 17th 8am-4pm Lots of kid’s clothes, household & misc. Garage/Estate/Antique Sale: 58850 Evergreen Loop St. Helens Aug 16 & 17, 9am-4pm. Jewelery, guns & ammo, antiques, Victorian furniture, shelving, advertising, linens, glassware household & misc.

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From as little as $9.95/week!! (503)397-0116 classified@thechroni Large Neighborhood Garage Sale in Columbia City off of Pacific. Fri 16 & Sat 17, 9am-3pm Moving Sale Sat., Aug. 17 9-4 59675 Oliver Hgts Lane, off Pittsburg Rd. in St. Helens. Moving Sale: 3326 SW Sequoia St., Scap. Aug 16/17, 8-4 EVERYTHING Must Go Multi-Family Garage Sale. 435 McBride St., Fri & Sat Aug 16 & 17, 9am-3pm. Located behind Bank of The West, off Matson St., if need directions call 503-7411838. Lots of kids stuff. Multi-Family Garage Sale: Scappoose, Eastview Dr., off of JP West. Fri & Sat Aug 16th & 17th, 9am-2pm. Named brand girl’s clothing 3T to 7, boys clothing 10 to 12, Junior/women’s clothing, shoes & cleats for all ages & sports. 2 sewing machines, twin Ikea loft bed, outdoor storage units, 64 galloon rolling garbage can, girl’s toys, dolls & acces. DVD’s & VHS movies, games, Nerf guns, lots of books, home decor, craft items & stamps, outdoor Rubicon Jeep. Fundraiser for our kids DC Washington trip Multi-Family Rummage Sale. Sat Aug 17th 8-5. Scappoose High School Parking Lot. Lots of items including loft bed, household items, clothing, bedding, furniture, office & kitchen items & much, much more.

Sale: 59401 Ponderosa Drive, (behind McBride School). Fri Aug 16, 8am-3pm Yard Sale: Aug 16 & 17 Fri & Sat, 9am-5pm. Chimes Crest Rd btwn Col. City & St. Helens along HWY 30. Collectibles, antiques, some fishing, German sword & a lot more! Yard Sale: Fri, Sat & Sun, 8am-5pm. 33848 Berg Rd, Warren. Lots of misc items.


Auctions ONLINE ONLY REAL ESTATE AUCTION! Estate Liquidation Featuring 18 Oregon & Washington Properties. Bid online August 23-31. Call Steve Van Gordon 503-412-8940. United Country Broker PUBLIC AUCTION. 248 Acres Cropland in Linn County, Oregon Wednesday, August 21 - 5:00pm. 32420 Seven Mile Lane SE, Tangent, Oregon. Call Steve Van Gordon 503-412-8940. United Country Broker.


Fuel & Firewood Seasoned Fir firewood. $180/cord, delivered. 503-543-2560


Food & Produce Albacore Tuna 1120 Railroad Ave St. Helens. 503-397-3544

736 Pets

“A VACATION COMING UP?” No need to worry about your pets, they can remain in the comfort of their own home while getting the TLC they need! All pets indoor and outdoor. HOME ALONE CRITTER CARE Free Consultation www.crittercare Licensed, Bonded & Insured. 503-860-6470 All Paws Pet Grooming. Specializing in large breed dogs but all Paws welcome. 503-397-7828 or 503-396-9362 Check us out on Facebook. Boarding for Dogs at Big Meadow Farm. Reserve Early for Summer Travel 503-366-3565


Feed & Supplies Excellent grass hay. $3.50/bale in field, $4.50 in barn, $6.00 delivered. Deer Island. 503-397-7198


Fertilizer Aged Horse Compost, garden & flower bed ready & Sand & Gravel. 5 yds minimum orders. 503-310-5161 Free Compost, horse manure + cedar chip mix. Will load. 503-543-7406


Misc For Sale 250+ 33rpm records. Some autographed. 8, track tapes. $500 OBO 503-543-7926 GE Profile Arctica SidexSide fridge. 36”W. Ex. Cond. $195. 503-310-5273 Murray LT wide body, 42” cutting deck, 17.5HP, grass catcher. Like new $750. 503-366-0522 Working Heat Pump & Furnace combo. Verifiable by Dealer. R22 Freeon 12 yrs old. Has 3.5lbs of Freeon Rss in unit. $175 OBO 503-481-4358

Ask about Move-In Special! 1 BEDROOM $625 2 BEDROOM $725 * Pets Welcome** * Seasonal Swimming Pool * Playground * Beautiful Courtyard * Deck / Patio * Laundry Facility * Easy Access to Hwy 30, Shopping, Schools & Library * Water/Sewer/Trash PAID FRANKLIN MANOR 84 Shore Drive #1 St. Helens, OR 503-366-3812 Professionally Managed By C&R Real Estate Services Co. Equal Housing Opportunity Lrg room with River View. Laundry, newer home. $395 + utilities. 503-3961114 Studio Apt in Scappoose. $510/mth, $510 sec. dep., $20 app. fee. Comes w/range & fridge, W/S/G/E pd. Laundry rm on site. Clean, quiet complex. Avail NOW! 503-396-0800


Houses Unfurnished 2 story newer home, 2000 sq.ft., 4 bdrms, 2.5 ba, 2 car garage, lrg fenced yard. No Smoking, Pet OK. Bad credit OK $1350/mth + dep. In St. Helens nr McBride School. Contact 503267-1076 2-4 bedroom homes Available: Scappoose, St. Helens, Clatskanie. 503-396-5436 Avail Sept 1st. $975 + dep. 4 bdrm, 1 ba, new DW, oven & carpet, WD hk-up, fenced yd, nice deck, crnr lot, close to schools & urgent care. No smoking/pets. Call after 5:30 pm. Angie 503369-1875. Country feel close to town. 3 bdrm, 2 ba family rm, dble garage, lrg deck, 3 acres. $1100/ mth, $1200 refundable dep. 503-396-9557 Newer home on 7 acres in Tide Creek area. 5000 SF, 4 bdrm, 3.5 ba, + office & theatre rm, security survellience, radiant floor heating, 2-car garage. Horse property. Pets ok. No smoking. $2,700/mo. 503-267-1076


Duplexes Large 3 level Duplex. 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba. Extra lrg living rm & kitchen area. Over 1700 sq.ft. Good neighborhood, close to schools, nice back deck w/small yard. $995/mth + $105 W & S. 287 N. 16th St Helens. Betty, 503-369-2270


Wanted to Rent WANTED TO RENT 2 bdrm for 2 mature adults, former home owners. Non smoking, no pets, excellent caretakers, quiet & clean. Long term, rural OK. houseboat@ 503-807-0159


Homes for Sale Houlton Business District Home with extra buildable lot. Structurally sound. Terrific highly visible location. $115,000. 503-369-9566


Mobile/Manuf. Homes $84.000 - MFH- 3bdrm, 2ba, 1751 sq ft 10,000 sq ft lot, w/lg steel garage & workshop. Built in 1994 information approx. FHA finance OK with repair escrow. 276 E North St., Vernonia. HUD owned, HUD properties sold “ASIS” Equal Housing Opportunity. Carriage House Real Estate listing Broker 503739-3500



Mobile/Manuf. Homes 1999 Fleetwood. 2 bed, 1 ba, stove, fridge, DW, W&D. Nice deck. Contract is assumable $25,000, $2,000 down pymt OAC house payment $324.93, space rent $300. Call Bill 503-366-1417 Nice 1995 S/Wide. 2 bdrm, 1 ba, new interior paint exterior. Looks very nice. Shed, deck, new carpet, stove, refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Move in ready. $21,950 - 15% down. Payment $240.50 OAC, Sp rent $300. Call Bill 503-366-1417 REDMAN 1990, 14x60, 2bdrm, 2 ba, L/hookup, 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.



The county does not discriminate on the basis of handicap status. If any special accommodations are required, please contact Janet Wright at 503366-8504. Dated this 2nd day of August, 2013 CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON By: Janet Wright Janet Wright Columbia County Transit Administrator CH13-2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Probate Department

Public Notices

the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee of staff member who does not request an open hearing.

records of the Court, the personal representative or the attorney for the personal representative. Dated and first Published: August 7, 2013 David Steward Personal Representative 60786 Gensman Rd. St. Helens OR 97051 Tel: 503-397-1943

sure of the property located at 59168 Welches Court, St Helens, OR 97051.

CH13-2011 PUBLIC NOTICE COLUMBIA RIVER PEOPLE’S UTILITY DISTRICT Workshop Meeting August 20, 2013 4:30 p.m. The Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD will meet on August 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in a workshop setting for discussion with General Counsel and any other business that may come before the Board. This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for further accommodations should be made at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the receptionist at 307-1844. The PUD Board meetings are conducted pursuant to the public meeting laws of the State of Oregon and anyone wishing to attend is welcome. By: Kevin Owens, P.E. General Manager CH13-2010 CIRCUIT COURT STATE OF OREGON COUNTY OF COLUMBIA

In the Matter of the Estate of JoAnn Jenkins Deceased

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS Notice is hereby given that Elizabeth L. Cupp has been appointed and has qualified as the personal representative of the estate. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required to present their claims, with proper vouchers, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to the personal representative at: 1677 St. Helens Street, St. Helens, Oregon 97051 or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or the attorney for the personal representative. 14,

MARK A. GORDON, P.C., Attorney for Personal Representative OSB #81242 1677 St. Helens St St. Helens OR 97051 (503) 397-9066 CH13-2012 The McNulty Water People’s Utility District will be holding an Executive Board Meeting on Monday August 26th at 7:00pm. Meeting location: 34240 Millard Road in Warren, Oregon. The Executive Board meeting is regarding: ORS 192.660 (2) (a) To consider employment of a public officer, employee, staff member, or individual agent. ORS 192 660 (2) (i) To review and evaluate



Notice is hereby given that Bobby Joe Jenkins has been appointed and has qualified as the personal representative of the estate. All persons having claims against the estate are hereby required to present their claims, with proper vouchers, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, to the personal representative at: 1677 St. Helens Street, St. Helens, Oregon 97051 or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the personal representative, or the attorney for the personal representative. 7,

MARK A. GORDON, P.C. Attorney for Personal Representative OSB #81242 1677 St. Helens St St. Helens OR 97051 (503) 397-9066

NO. 13-7088SE

GLEN S. SHEARER OSB #783752 FURNISS, SHEARER & LEINEWEBER Attorney for Personal Representative 700 Crown Plaza 1500 S.W. First Avenue Portland, Oregon 97201 Telephone: (503) 2432608 Fax: (503)323-7373 Email:



Dated and first Published August 2013

In the Matter of the Estate of Henry P. Baresh, Deceased


Public Notices

Probate Department

Notice is hereby given that the Columbia County Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, August 19, 2013 at or after 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the CCRider Transit Center, 1155 Deer island Road, St. Helens, OR

Dated and first Published August 2013.


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CH13-2009 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NATURE TRAIL REPAVING The Port of St. Helens is inviting professional proposals for repaving the nature trail at the Scappoose Bay Marine Park. Interested parties may obtain the RFP document by contacting Scott Jensen at the Port Offices located at 100 E. St., Columbia City, OR 97018 from 8:00 to 5:00, or via e-mail at jensen@portsh. org Sealed submissions must be received at the Port Offices by 5:00 on Friday August 30th. For questions, please call 503-397-2888. CH13-2008 Estate of Raymond E Steward, Sr. Notice To Interested Persons (No. 137086P) In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Columbia, Probate Department. In the Matter of the Estate of Raymond E. Steward, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that David Steward has been appointed as the personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them to the undersigned personal representative in care of the undersigned attorney at: 1500 SW First Avenue, Suite 700, Portland, Oregon, 97201 within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, as stated below, or such claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings in this estate may obtain additional information from the

SARAH B. LISTY; ROBERT S. LISTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATON SYSTEMS, INC.; CENTRAL PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY; RIDGECREST HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY Defendants. Case No.: 13-2342 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION To: Robert S. Listy You are hereby required to appear and defend the Complaint filed against you in the above entitled cause within thirty (30) days from the date of service of tis summons upon you, and in case of your failure to do so, for want thereof, Plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer”. The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or tollfree in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The relief sought in the Complaint is the foreclo-

Date of First Publication: August 7, 2013 McCarthy & Holthus, LLP [ ] Casey Pence, OSB# 975271 [ ] Ellis W. Wilder, OSB# 124995 [ ] Robert Hakari, OSB# 114082 [ ] Amber Norling, OSB# 094593 [ ] Carrie A, Majors-Staab, OSB# 980785 [ ] Chris Fowler, OSB# 052544 [ ] Lisa E. Lear, OSB# 852672 [ ] Andreanna C. Smith, OSB# 131336 920 SW 3rd Avenue, First Floor Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (877) 369-6122, Ext. 3370 Fax: (503) 694-1460 Of Attorneys for Plaintiff CH13-2006 COLUMBIA RIVER PUD PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC RATE HEARING August 20, 2013 The Board of Directors for Columbia River PUD will conduct a Public Hearing on August 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Columbia River PUD Headquarters in Deer Island, Oregon, to receive public testimony regarding the proposed rate changes. Interest parties may get more information by contacting the PUD office, either by telephone or in person. All interested parties are invited to attend. This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for further accommodations should be made at least 48 hours in advance by contacting Heidi at 3971844. The PUD Board meetings are conducted pursuant to the public meeting laws of the State of Oregon and anyone wishing to attend is welcome. By: Kevin P. Owens, P.E. General Manager CH13-2005 CIRCUIT COURT OF OREGON FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK OF N.A., Plaintiff,



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Weekend Fishing Opportunities Summer steelhead fishing is good in the lower Columbia River. The fall salmon season opened Aug. 1 from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam. Sturgeon retention is open from The Dalles Dam upstream to the John Day Dam, and from McNary Dam upstream to the

germinate in. In addition, the best time to spray tansy ragwort is in the fall. You are going after the small plants that will bloom next year. We have much better spraying weather in the fall compared to mid-April to early May. Currently, there are no county ordinances relating to weed control.

wouldn’t affect cars, patios or furniture. • Washing off aphids repeatedly. This clearly won’t work on big trees and is a somewhat marginal strategy unless done often. • Spraying with insecticidal soaps can be helpful on vegetables and flowers. These soaps work best on soft-bodies insects like aphids, but must get on the aphids themselves. Thus, you must get the spray under the leaves, in the new growth and on the stems where the aphids are. Otherwise, you just clean their feet. • There are several insecticides, both organic and conventional, that provide decent aphid control. However, they may damage pollinators or other beneficial insects so use thoughtfully. Call me if you have questions. The bottom line on aphids is to be vigilant and treat beginning infestations before they get out of hand.

that these insects don’t do well in cold, wet springs. We were primed for a good moth year until the drenching rains the last two weeks of May. The cinnabar moth caterpillars are around. Look for them on tansy, an annual weed called goundsel, and on an ornamental called dusty miller. All of these plants are Senecio species. Last year, I saw a number of very small caterpillars on the extensive plantings of dusty miller at the CRPUD office. I told the CRPUD manager that the caterpillar feeding was a good thing and we all appreciated their efforts in the fight to manage tansy ragwort. The flea beetle has a much longer recovery time than the cinnabar moth, but signs of leaf feeding on plants that will bloom in 2014 is encouraging and a sign that their numbers are increasing. Farms can lower their tansy problem by keeping their pastures vigorous. Tansy prefers bare spots to

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Bank anglers in the Portland to Longview area averaged 0.11 steelhead per angler. At Buoy 10, anglers averaged 0.65 fall chinook, 0.03 coho and 0.01 steelhead per boat. Portland to Westport Bank: Weekend checking showed three steelhead kept for 33 anglers. Portland to Westport Boats: Weekend checking showed 12 fall chinook, three jack chinook and 61 steelhead kept, plus 55

garden plots was almost gone. But because of the insects narrow feeding preferences, insect populations dropped dramatically. This was expected. As tansy recovered, the insects recovered a few years later and knocked the tansy back again. That oscillation of tansy and moth/flea beetle populations continued for a number of years. One year, I looked all over the place and couldn’t find a tansy plant to use in a county fair display. But plants are a bit more resilient than insects. About eight years ago, tansy began to recover. While populations are nowhere near those of the ’60s and ’70s, they have become quite noticeable. The expected increase of the cinnabar moth has not happened as fast as it has in the past. The caterpillars pupate in the fall, the cocoons lie around the soil over the winter, and the adult moths emerge in the late spring to mate and lay their eggs on tansy. The best evidence is

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Oregon boats fishing Buoy 10. Oregon/Washington border. Walleye angling is good in Anglers in the gorge had the best success for steelhead, where The Dalles pool. boat anglers averaged 3.38 steelhead and 0.08 fall chinook Columbia River Fish Counts Salmon, steelhead per boat, while the bank anglers and shad averaged 0.19 steelhead per anOn the lower Columbia this gler/ In the Portland to Longview past weekend, there were 328 area, boat anglers averaged 1.29 salmonid boats and 119 Oregon steelhead and 0.13 fall chinook bank anglers counted from Bon- per boat, while anglers in Troutneville Dam downstream to dale averaged 0.24 steelhead Tongue Point on Aug. 3; and 271 and 0.12 fall chinook per boat.

BY CHIP BUBL OSU Extension Service

Tansy ragwort, again Tansy ragwort is putting on quite a display right now. Pastures, roadsides, and forest clearcuts are dotted with their brilliant yellow flowers. As you may be aware, tansy ragwort was introduced Chip Bubl into the Pacific Northwest in the late 1920s in Tillamook (by ship from France) and it spread west of the Cascades over the next several decades. By the 1960s, many poorly managed western Oregon fields were covered in the plant. Cattle and horses consumed tansy, especially in the spring when the pastures were lush. Because they (though not sheep or goats) are very susceptible to tansy ragwort’s liver damaging properties, it became imperative that management solutions beyond herbicides be found. Biologists searched for insects and diseases that were specific to tansy ragwort in its native landscape. Ultimately two insects, the cinnabar moth and the tansy flea beetle, were cleared for release in the United States. To be a good candidate for release, the insects would have to have a very narrow range of plants they feed on. Basically, they would have to be willing to die rather than feed on a plant not tansy ragwort or a very close relative. These two insects began to work back tansy ragwort populations so that by the mid-1980s, tansy ragwort

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unclipped steelhead released for 90 boats (200 anglers).

Sturgeon Portland to Westport Bank: Closed to retention, catch-andrelease only. No report. Portland to Westport Boats: Closed to retention, catch-andrelease only. Weekend checking showed five legal and 20 sublegal sturgeon released for two boats (five anglers).

The Extension Service offers its programs and materials equally to all people. 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 http://extension.oregonstate.e du/columbia/ and click on newsletters.

Where did all those aphids come from? Aphids are pests of a variety of ornamental crops like roses, street trees, flowers like dahlias and vegetables like corn, beans, cabbage family, artichokes and others. So what do aphids look like? First they are small. Contact information for the Second, there will be lots of Extension office them. ‘Why are there so Oregon State University many?’ you might ask. It is Extension Service – Columbecause they are reproductive bia County is located at 505 machines. With sex, without N. Columbia River Highway sex, the result is the same in (across from the Legacy the aphid world: More aphids clinic) in St. Helens. You can and fast. also reach them by phone at Their damage is a result of 503-397-3462. their feeding. They have little You can reach Chip Bubl piercing tubes they insert into Take extra produce to the by email at chip.bubl@orethe sugar water conducting food bank. pipes of the plant. They draw the sugar out, use some of it and deposit what they don’t use as “honeydew” on the leaves and cars and furniture below them. When we talk about trees “sapping” in the summer, that rain of sugar water is from aphids (or some similar insects) feeding on tree leaves. Aphids tend to concentrate on the undersides and on the stems of the newest leaves. Control strategies: Be sure your • Let nature take its business is seen. course. Lady beetles and othContact Amy Johnson before ers feed on aphids and can control many infestations Aug. 26 to get your ad in the preview. over time. This is probably Reach her at the best solution for trees or 503-397-0116. where aphid sapping

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Vegas trip strengthens bond BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

In-N-Out Burger, the bright lights of Las Vegas and basketball. For a lot of teenage boys, that’s the ideal summer vacation. For a dozen St. Helens High School basketball players, that’s how July ended. The Lions spent June playing a high school-sanctioned summer league, then played in a few AAU tournaments during July. The second half of the summer was a change from the past, when St. Helens players would join different AAU teams with players from other schools. The AAU schedule allowed the team to face a higher level of competition. In July, the team played in tournaments at Liberty High School, in the Seattle area, then capped the summer with four games in Vegas. “We’re a lot better than we were. We played like 30 games together over the course of a couple weeks, so we got a ton better,” said Gage Bumgardner, who will be a senior at SHHS in the fall. Playing together wasn’t new for everyone: The team took seven incoming seniors to Las Vegas, as well as three sophomores and two juniors. Learning one another’s style was a big benefit of the summer season. “We had a great experience, formed as a team,” said Tanner Long, the team’s starting point guard as a junior last winter. “But as for the games, we went 1-3 and we finished fourth in the Silver Bracket. We did all right.” St. Helens lost the first of those four games to a team from Los Angeles, 50-29. That put the L.A. team into the Gold Bracket and St. He-

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Youngsters like Quintin Galvin, who played some varsity minutes as a freshman last winter, benefitted from gaining plenty of playing time this summer.

lens into the Silver Bracket. “It’s as much about the caThe Lions won their first maraderie, getting to know bracket play game, 62-32 your teammates outside of the over Hawaiian Sunset. normal setting,” said assistant St. Helens lost the next coach Chris Poorman. “That two games, 53-50 and 53-46. was kind of the idea there.” “I think we could have With one game a day – won all of them, really. We usually finished by 2 in the had a couple mistakes each afternoon – that meant plenty game that cost us,” Bumgard- of free time to kill. ner said. They went to Wet ‘n’ The mistakes were the re- Wild waterpark for a day. sult of turnovers and illThey spent time walking timed The Strip and shots. took a trip to But Fremont that’s Street. All the WE HAD A GREAT the while they enEXPERIENCE, goal of joyed soaking FORMED AS A the up the atmosTEAM sumphere. mer: “As the trip – Tanner Long Learnwent, it was St. Helens High School point guard ing and awesome. It imwas a good exproving. Wins and losses perience. There’s a lot of aren’t the be-all, end-all in things that us as players the summer time. don’t get to see,” Long said. And the Vegas trip, in par- “We go to Vegas, we see a ticular, was meant as a time bunch of attractions, a bunch for the team to bond. of people – it’s a new experi-

ence.” They could see most of the buildings from the top of their hotel – the Stratosphere. “The view on the Stratosphere was pretty crazy,” Bumgardner said. When pressed for a favorite place to visit, Long and Bumgardner agreed that it was one of the smaller buildings they came across. “In-N-Out was probably the highlight of the trip,” Long said. “We went there probably five times,” Bumgardner said. To get there, they learned that teamwork isn’t only important on the basketball court. With taxis running their meters upward of $20 per trip, making room for an extra teammate in the cab became much easier. That fit in nicely with the theme of the summer, as the veteran players learned how to work the newcomers into the fold. They now have a much better understanding of how one another likes to operate, and that should help them out when the season begins in late November. “A lot of those younger guys got playing time, so they’ll be ready for a varsity game,” Bumgardner said. While there’s still room to improve, it’s apparent the summer program accomplished its goal of creating camaraderie and making the team better. “We saw moments of brilliance where we can compete with anybody. Then there were some times we’re not doing the little things we need to do. And that comes with experience,” Poorman said. During the summer, there aren’t too many better experiences than competing with your friends against some of the top programs during the day, then soaking up Las Vegas.

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From left, Janee Stai, Brian Pixley and Shanna Duggan have committed to drastically changing their eating and exercise habits over the next six months. BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle


early two months ago, we introduced you to Project: You, NW Premier Fitness’s free fitness overhaul program. The three candidates have now been selected: Shanna Duggan of St. Helens, Brian Pixley of Scappoose and Janee Stai of Warren. They began their road toward improved fitness recently. NW Premier Fitness used social networking to introduce the trio to its community. By doing so, these individuals’ faces are put out there: People know exactly what their goals are and are able to track their successes and failures. The Chronicle caught up with them following their first week of Project: You to see how things are going, why they decided to take on the challenge, and what they’ve encountered so far. Shanna Duggan There were a couple of reasons in place for Duggan beginning Project: You. The first, she said, was her kids. “I have three children, two daughters

that are very athletic and I want to make sure they know it’s OK to reach their goals and to have to work out to reach those goals,” she said. “If you gain a few pounds, it’s OK because there are things you can do to get rid of them and reach your goals.” She said when she embarked on her own weight loss program in February, she began to stagnate after a while. So when NW Premier Fitness co-owner Simon Date told Duggan about the project, she jumped at the opportunity. Now that it’s known she’s taking part in this program, Duggan is beginning to learn more about how her acquaintances have either shed weight or stayed in shape. “They’re coming up to me with their personal stories about how they got in shape or how they maintain. It’s not everybody just sitting around and being in shape. Some of us just have to start from square one and work a little harder,” she said. Square one for Duggan means going to classes in the evening, then doing 9:15 p.m. personal training sessions on top of that. In between, she shuffles shuttling her daughters to soccer prac-

tices and preparing dinner for the family. Those dinners, she said, have changed… at least for her. “I cut out pasta, and potato chips. I added a lot more fish and protein, egg whites,” she said. And to ensure she’s not tempted to grab a quick and easy unhealthy snack, she’s sure to prepare healthy foods for the week so they’re readily available in the fridge. Brian Pixley In his first seven days following the Project: You regimen, Pixley shed seven pounds. For a lot of people, that would be an encouraging sign. Pixley, however, isn’t sold on himself quite yet. “It’s the first week. We’ll be able to tell if I’m doing good next week,” he said. “It’s always easier in the beginning.” The beginning of this program represents a shift for Pixley, who said he’s never been shown how to live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, his introductory video for the project came while he was sipping on a large soda from McDonald’s.

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Cheryl Hopkins looks for a teammate to pass to while Kristian Collins defends during the first SHHS alumni game on Aug. 8.

SHHS has a new tradition on its hands BY KYLE BOGGS The Chronicle

ST. HELENS — Traditions don’t sprout up frequently. On Aug. 8, however, a few dozen soccer players – past and present – started what looks to be a new one at St. Helens High School. This year’s SHHS girls soccer team worked for a 2-1 win against a team of St. Helens alumni. It was the first Lion alumni game, and coach Simon Date plans on it becoming an annual event. “The whole goal of having it was not just to celebrate the older kids, but more a case just to bring that community feel to the soccer program. We never had an alumni game. I’m a big believer in once you’ve left the school, you can still contribute,” Date said. “It’s twofold: Giving them sort of a heads-up that we haven’t forgotten them, and hopefully they won’t forget us.” Plenty of alums were ready to get back on the pitch. Alumni coach Stu Katz shuffled 20 players in and out of the lineup. While most of the team consisted of recent graduates – six players graduated in June – there were a few that graduated in the 1990s as well. The elder squad made the high schoolers put up a fight, as the teams entered halftime tied 0-0. Early on in the second half, Stevie Strawn and Ashley Giesbers each scored to put the high school team up 2-0. Brie Maye, a 2013 grad, scored for the alumni team. “The old guys, they surprised me. I was surprised how competitive they’d be,” Date said. One of the more intriguing one-on-one matchups of the evening came between Makenna Ridenour and her mom, Hyla Ridenour. “We put Makenna on her mom to battle her. It got a little physical,” Date said. Another good matchup was


The St. Helens and Scappoose high school girls soccer teams will play each other twice this week. The first is Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at either Chinook Field or the Scappoose Middle School field. The second game will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16 at SHHS. There is a voluntary admission fee of one school supply item per person. These supplies will be donated to a local day care or preschool.

between Alex Collins – class of 2011 – and Giesbers, an allleague forward last fall. “Alex Collins matched up great against Ashley. (Collins) was great, the speed is definitely still there,” Date said. If the athleticism and competitiveness from the alumni didn’t surprise the high school team, the lack of a home-field advantage certainly did. About 100 people turned out to watch the game, with the majority of them cheering for the alumni squad. “Every time we got the ball they’d boo us. That was kinda cool,” Date said. “It was nice to see there was a lot of cheering.” The jeering was in jest, as it appeared the officiating may have been at times as well. Kenny Katz, who graduated in 2010, served as the referee. After receiving some “foul and abusive language” from his sister Amanda Katz (class of 2012) he issued her the first yellow card of her life. The familial interaction goes along nicely with the sense of community Date is hoping to cultivate with this event. All in all, Date said, the event was a success. See additional photos at

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Nicole Hamilton, left, and Alyona Evans chase after the ball during the first SHHS alumni game on Aug. 8.




This week, I want to talk about dieting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second week of this new column, and so as we progress we should probably cover the main pitfalls of working out right from the Simon Date start. Last week we talked about motivation, and the doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ts of starting an exercise program, so here weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk about one of the most overlooked aspects of working out. We get a lot of folks in the gym here in Scappoose, and they bust their tails week in and week out at boot camp, Zumba, spinning and the classes we offer. As we chat after class, or during a break, I often hear that despite all the working out they do, they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to shift their weight, get more definition, or achieve whatever goal it is they are looking to get. If I was to generalize the issue for them, I would say that in 95 percent of these cases, diet is the main issue. Think about it: There are 168 hours in a week. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you work out every day for an hour. EVERY day, without skipping! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just four percent of your week that is taken up by exercise. While an hour a day is great, that leaves a lot of pressure on what else youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing during the other 96 percent of the time. Your diet, and what you do outside of working out is hugely important. At NW Premier Fitness weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re big into eating right,


obviously. We hate the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;diet,â&#x20AC;? as it implies starvation of some sort. (You ever stop and wonder why the first three letters spell the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;dieâ&#x20AC;??). You have to treat your body like a campfire and feed it good food regularly to make it function properly. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feed it enough it will never get powerful. Throw too much on it all at once, and it will be smothered and go out. But if you continue to feed it a good regular amount of â&#x20AC;&#x153;woodâ&#x20AC;? that it can burn efficiently before you throw the next lot on, it will grow into a great fire. So it is with your diet. Most people make three common mistakes with their diet. The first is they starve themselves thinking if they eat less, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll obviously lose weight. This is a fallacy. Your body is incredibly smart. When you starve it, it knows that. It will kick into starvation mode and hold on to every ounce of fat and tissue it can for as long as it can. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose weight. When eventually you do start to lose weight, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very unhealthy because your body will start to consume itself, and the muscle mass. The second mistake is over-eating. Portion control is very important. Going back to the fire analogy, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to smother it. Just give your body enough fuel to function regularly, and it will learn that it has a constant supply of nutrition coming in, and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to burn it. Train your body not to gorge on meals. A great rule we use is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rule of Fist.â&#x20AC;? Your stomach is about the size of your

clenched fist...itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK, go ahead â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at your fist right now! When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving yourself a serving size on your plate, imagine if you pressed all that food together. Try to make it about the size of your fist. Lastly, is obviously WHAT you eat! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cover more on this later this month, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;you are what you eatâ&#x20AC;? has never been more true! Read labels, know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting into your body. Avoid excess sugar, trans fats, and high sodium meals. We could fill this Chronicle with food ideas, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really not difficult. Eat your vegetables and fruits. If it grew in the ground, or had a mother, then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost always good to eat. Shop around the exterior of the store and not down the middle aisles. Think about itâ&#x20AC;Ś thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the veggies, meats, and good stuff are! The center aisles are always filled with cookies, pizzas, frozen foods, etc. Not great! Remember, your workout results depend a lot on exercise. But from an importance standpoint, your diet will play a far greater role in your success than working out ever will. Good luck this week with your progress, and if you have any questions at all, please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to drop in, call, or shoot us an email! Simon Date is a personal trainer and co-owner at NW Premier Fitness in Scappoose. You can reach him at 503-381-3528, m or


This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column comes among only three officially from page 22 of the Aug. 16, sanctioned referees in town. 1979 edition of The Chronicle. The course involved not only 10 hours of in-class work, Youngsters become but many hours of home study. soccer officials They then took a test of 120 Two 13-year-old St. Helens questions. They had to answer lads are now among the the first 30 questions of the youngest soccer officials in the test perfectly and then get 80 state of Oregon. percent over the remainder of Paul Dalton and Dale the test. Eakins recently completed a Paul said the test consisted tough 10-hour class, spread of questions by example, over two weeks, in soccer ref- â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would be the call in ereeing for the U.S. Soccer such and such a situation?â&#x20AC;? Federation at the youth level. Paul and Dale will break Paul and Dale were the into officiating by helping youngest in the class of 20-25 local official Rick Groulx at students. Most of the aspiring senior games as linesmen. referees were adults with one high school student also atTo see the rest of this story, tending. They are currently visit

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If I put it off, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Fast food, as well as frozen treats, are on the way out for Pixley though. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My vice is pizza and ice cream,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m cutting down on my carbs, just trying to eat better in general.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of what has helped the Columbia County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy drop a pound a day early on in the program. The other part, he says, is the recognition thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come with NW Premier Fitness plastering videos and Facebook posts online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, that kinda makes it easier. You are in the public eye; people are going to see if you succeed or fail. It makes it a little easier,â&#x20AC;? he said. As a deputy, committing to a firm workout schedule is a challenge. To try circumventing that dilemma, he plugs all the workouts into the calendar on his phone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If something doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out, I find the next one.

A fundraiser for the Chief Ralph Painter Memorial Scholarship Foundation will be held on Aug. 24. It is a one-day co-ed softball tournament at McCormick Park. The tournament is open to all teams. Anyone wishing to enter a team into the tournament should contact Pete Lim at 503-396-8426 or Martin Scheer at 971-225-3590. Proceeds from the memorial run go into a scholarship fund in Chief Painterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name for deserving high school seniors in Columbia County.

Janee Stai Already Stai has found herself somewhat of a celebrity. Because of the web exposure, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become recognized at the store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a few people in Fred Meyer. At first I kinda forgot why they were talking to me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do I know them?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I was being friendly and nice, then realized after a few minutes,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reminder.â&#x20AC;? Chances are if people run into Stai in the grocery store again, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in the produce section. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cut out fried foods and cut out potato chips. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been adding a lot more fruit,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love fruit, but I was too lazy to go get fresh fruit every week. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve added a lot more fruit and veggies.â&#x20AC;? Like Duggan, Stai wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only thinking of herself when she decided to make this commitment. She has an 18-

month-old son who factored into her decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna be 50 when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10. I want to be able to go wakeboarding with him, hiking. Of course Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing it for myself too, but I have a little guy to keep up with,â&#x20AC;? Stai said. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also seen great gains â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or, losses, rather â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the first week, dropping more than one-percent body fat and four pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m surprised. I think it shows my food choices are making a difference,â&#x20AC;? she said. What she eats isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only choice Staiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made, but also when she eats. Prior to joining Project: You, she was a latenight snacker. Now, she says she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat after 10 p.m. That, along with getting in front of a video camera for her check-ins, have been the toughest challenge for her yet. The Chronicle will continue to regularly track the progress of Project: You.

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