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Friday, September 27, 2019

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Hazen wins Lifetime Achievement award at CCET breakfast

Hazen accepted the award on behalf of six generations of Hazens and Steeles. JULIE THOMPSON chronicle1@countrymedia.net

The Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) held their annual breakfast on the morning of September 17, where among the awards handed out, Clatskanie’s own Deborah Hazen was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for her contributions in area economic development. Guest speakers at the event included Lou Soumas of NEXT Energy, and Registered Dietitian Lindsey Jones, who both shared their experiences of doing business in Columbia County. Braedon Staehly, of Columbia River PUD, was honored with the Rising Star award. Vernonia Springs took Tourism Business of the Year, ORPET took Port of Columbia County Tenant of the Year, and Plymouth Pub took New Business of the Year. “It went really well. We had about 100 people there and Lou Soumas talked about their project and why they’re coming to Columbia County. Lindsey Jones talked about her experience of starting a business in the county,” CCET Executive Director Chuck Daughtry said. When it comes to Hazen, it’s immediately clear why she was selected for the Lifetime Achievement award. A sixth-generation local descendant, she hails from a long legacy of those who have worked and contributed to the growth of Columbia County. Hazen first began working for The Chief during summer vacations in high school and college in 1966

and became the paper’s Editor by 1979. In 1993 she took over ownership of The Chief until 2014, when the newspaper was sold to Country Media. She still occasionally contributes her valuable journalistic talents to the editorial department. Hazen said it was through her work at the paper that she first began to get involved in community service. She is a charter member of the Clatskanie Historical Society, a board member for the Clatskanie Senior Citizens, Inc, she sits on the steering committee of the recently developed Columbia County Tourism Initiative, is the Director and Fundraising Chair of the Clatskanie Foundation, and is also a CCET board member – just to name a few. Perhaps most notably amongst the community since her retirement from The Chief is her efforts contributed towards renovating the Clatskanie Cultural Center and the Senior Citizens’ Flippin Castle. Hazen lead the fundraising campaign for the cultural center, once known as the I.O.O.F. Building, founded in 1926 by the local chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Through her role as an advisory committee member for the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, Seattle foundation, Hazen helped raise over $3 million for the project. “There were several people who were as critical to the project as I was – Elsa and Dee Wooley, Dave Hicks, who served as the volunteer project engineer and, most especially, Mike Engel, who served as volunteer project manager who was basically volunteering full-time for two years to oversee the construc-

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tion,” Hazen said. Hazen was also quick to point out there were others to recognize when it came to the Flippin Castle. She said the Clatskanie Senior Citizens, Inc. board members, notably Bob Horness, Beki Fisher and Joy Green, are all working very hard on the Castle restoration project. “She’s just been incredible,” Daughtry said. “What she’s done in her lifetime with Clatskanie and the county, she gives a lot back. She represents a part of the county at the extreme north end, so her input allows us to tie the county together. We were really happy to have her on the board. What she’s done with the Clatskanie Cultural Center has just been phenomenal. I think it’s the nicest venue in Columbia County and it’s really been saved and preserved for the next generation.” When asked what receiving the Lifetime Achievement honor meant to her that day, it becomes clear that Hazen is uncomfortable with tooting her own horn. “I mean, I have done what I’ve done, both running the newspaper and doing the various community services activities, not to get recognition, but just because, I guess, I was raised with the ethic that – this may be kind of paraphrased from the Bible – those to whom much is given, much is expected,” Hazen said. “I mean, my family was never wealthy, you don’t get rich from running a newspaper, but I felt like I was given certain talents and abilities and I was able to build relationships over the 40 years I spent at The Chief and I feel like I should use that for the community.”

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Sandy Cox paints outside.

Clatskanie artist to have opening reception for month-long gallery CHRISTINE MENGES chronicle2@countrymedia.net

Sandy Cox, Clatskanie native, local artist, and member of the Clatskanie Artists Network, has recently been chosen as the guest featured artist at The Broadway Gallery in Longview, WA for the month of October, and her opening reception will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the gallery. Cox will be showing 14 pieces of mixed media art including watercolor, monoprints, collage, carved block prints, alcohol inks and encaustic. After the opening reception, her work will be featured at the gallery for a month. For years, Cox has been a strictly watercolor-based artist, with occasional forays into ink and charcoal. However, two years ago, Cox started taking print-making classes at Clatsop Community College (CCC), and in her words, “totally got hooked.” Cox started making monoprints and carved block prints and expanded from there. “I’m all over the place, I’m in so many media,” Cox said.

Cox was booked a year in advance to be the guest featured artist at The Broadway Gallery. Cox was selected after one of the gallery members she knew recommended her to the gallery board, which then contacted Cox and asked for submissions. Cox sent them photos of her pieces and a few months later was selected. The honor is especially significant to Cox because the gallery where her work will be featured is 36 years old and is an established part of the community. Along with seeing Cox’s artwork, attendees of the opening reception will be able to drink wine, eat snacks and buy Cox’s artwork if they choose. One of the works featured will be a watercolor painting that Cox made of the ship The Hawaiian Chieftain, a replica built in 1988 of early colonial passenger and coastal packets ships, which was docked in Astoria one rainy day. Cox was able to snap a few pictures of the ship as it was leaving and paint her own replica from her photos. Cox said that while she finds

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Masked man assaults retired teacher JULIE THOMPSON chronicle1@countrymedia.net

A retired St. Helens High School teacher was attacked at his residence by an unknown suspect on Friday, Sept. 20. The St. Helens Police Department (SHPD) responded to the report of an assault on Park Street at approximately 2:09 p.m. that day. When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, David Schmor, of St. Helens, injured inside his residence. Schmor reported an assault by an unidentified suspect who used a knife in the attack and fled the scene prior to the SHPD’s arrival. The attacker was described as being male, wearing dark clothing and a mask that hid his face. According to police, the “mask” was actually sunglasses and a bandana. A K9 unit was deployed to track the suspect, but he was not found. Schmor was transported to a Portland area hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries to his head and stomach area. Despite the strange circumstances surrounding the masked attacker, police said the public is not in immediate danger. “Based on information that we have received that we are not releasing at this time due to this being an

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active investigation, investigators do not have a reason to believe that there is an active public safety threat,” Detective Dustin King said. King said the department pulled multiple resources from multiple agencies, including the Oregon State Police crime lab and reconstruction unit, which helped reconstruct the crime scene. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the initial response to the scene. The SHPD is currently following up on multiple leads, according to King, and continue to actively investigate the case. As the investigation is ongoing, The Chief will update this story as new information becomes available. Anyone with any information regarding the assault is asked to contact the SHPD at 503-397-1521.

Body found in St. Helens JULIE THOMPSON chronicle1@countrymedia.net

The remains of what appear to be an adult male were found in a St. Helens park on Tuesday afternoon. At around 1:58 p.m. on Sept. 24, officers with the St. Helens Police Department (SHPD) responded to the report of a body found in McNulty Creek near Firlok Park Boulevard and Highway 30. According to the SHPD, the corpse was badly decomposed, but police believe the body appears to be the remains of a male adult. No identification was found near the body. An initial investigation based on

injuries to the body shows this was likely an accidental death, according to SHPD Sgt. Jose Castilleja. The SHPD said via press release that no foul play is suspected. The remains have been sent to the coroner for examination. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the scene. This is a developing story and will be updated at thechiefnews. com as new information becomes available. If anyone has any information related to the discovery of the body, especially associated with possible missing persons from recent months, they are asked to call Officer Seann Luedke at 503-397-1521.


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Columbia County Republicans hold barbecue, host speakers

Brian Stout.

Photo: Brian Stout

CHRISTINE MENGES chronicle2@countrymedia.net

The Columbia County Republican Party held a picnic and barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Trojan Park in Rainier. As well as being a get-together for GOP members in Columbia County, the event was an opportunity for local GOP members to hear from Republican speakers who are active in current events. According to Traci Brumbles, Chair of the Columbia County Republican Party, approximately 45 people

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James Buchal.

attended the event altogether, although attendance was staggered throughout the picnic. Present at the picnic were two speakers, Brian Stout, who recently filed his candidacy for State Representative for District 31, looking to unseat current Democratic Representative, Brad Witt. Also present was James Buchal, Chair of the Multnomah County Republican Party, who has run for Oregon Attorney General in the past and is currently representing Joey Gibson in the $1 million lawsuit against the founder of the right-

To conclude his speech, Buchal encouraged the audience members to encourage their neighbors to register Republican, before the next major election in 2020. “We’ve got about 400 days left to do it, which is plenty of time,” Buchal said. Brumbles said she thought the event was successful. “This is our annual picnic. We have it every year here at Trojan Park for the Republican Party. And we open it up to any conservative, like-minded folks that want to come,” Brumbles said. “It was good. It was a fun time.”

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North Wind to perform at Birkenfeld Theatre

wing group Patriot Prayer. Gibson is accused of inciting violence against a group of left-wing customers at a pub in downtown Portland during a May Day celebration. Stout spoke first, shortly before 1 p.m. In his speech, Stout spoke about some of his goals regarding his upcoming race, including reducing taxing, spending and overregulating, which he said he sees as big problems in Salem. Stout also said he would be seeking out volunteers to help with his campaign. Unfortunately, Stout’s speech was cut short because his daughter was in

labor and he needed to meet his new grandchild. Shortly after 1 p.m., Buchal spoke, and his speech focused on the Republican ideal of reducing government power. “That government is best which governs least. Government is a necessary evil. Government is like fire, a tool that can easily destroy and must be carefully contained,” Buchal said. In his speech, Buchal covered many topics that are current hot-button issues, such as undocumented immigration, the Green New Deal, the Second Amend-

ment, religious freedom in schools, media bias against conservatives and his current trial representing Gibson. In talking about the Gibson trial, Buchal said he believed Gibson was wrongfully accused of inciting violence, and that he was fending off a woman who was attacking him. “The lawyers of Portland, who are happy to help Antifa, wouldn’t represent Mr. Gibson. He finally came to me, and I took the case, because I think what has happened here is not just about Joey, but it is about tyranny,” Buchal said.

•I n T he C ounty • • Food bank racks up 840 lbs. of food with help from Sen. Betsy Johnson •

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The Clatskanie Arts Commission is pleased to kick off its 31st Performing Arts Series with a performance by North Wind, previously known as Veserium, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at the Birkenfeld Theatre in the Clatskanie Cultural Center, located at 75 S. Nehalem Street in Clatskanie. North Wind uses futuristic technology to create cinematic musical experiences. Using an instrument of his own creation, North Wind manipulates sound in thin air using motions and gestures. With the flick of a wrist, North Wind can This year’s series also includes: Sunday, November 17 3 p.m. Oregon Symphonic Band

Photo: James Buchal

The picnic, where GOP members had the opportunity to sign the Recall Kate Brown petition, as well as listen to Republican Party speakers .

conjure sounds ranging from acoustic to electronic. Dynamic visual elements highlight every articulation, creating a truly multisensory experience. This performance is sponsored by WESTAF, National Endowment of the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors 60+ and students and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at clatskaniearts.org, by calling Elsa at 503.728.3403 or at the door beginning at 2 p.m. the day of the performance. February 28 & 29 3 p.m. & Missoula Children’s Theatre’s 7:30 p.m. Emperor’s New Clothes

Sunday, December 15 3 p.m. American Sweethearts Holiday Show

Sunday, March 15 3 p.m. Fernhill Blue Grass with Bloomer Family

Friday, January 31 7:30 p.m. The Lonely – Tribute to Roy Orbison

Friday, April 24 7:30 p.m. Pianist Sarah Hagan

Scout Lake Grants City of Clatskanie will be accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. October 15, 2019. Application form is available at City Hall, 75 S. Nehalem Street, or on the City website at www.cityofclatskanie.com.

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The Columbia Pacific Food Bank is gearing up to kick off their capital campaign this Saturday, Sept. 28, with an invite-only event to raise funds to outfit the inside of their future home at the Feed and Seed building. Their goal is to raise $400,000 in the next two years, which is how long it will take to complete the renovations. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, Sen. Betsy Johnson helped the food bank get a jump start on their fundraising endeavors by purchasing a shopping spree at Market Fresh. According to food bank Development Director Meagan Fawcett, Johnson thought there was no better time than the present to initiate the local fund raiser in tandem with all the work they’ve currently got in progress. Fawcett worked with Market Fresh manager Josh Poling to stage the top five items the food bank needs so that they would be readily accessible to throw into carts.

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Sen. Betsy Johnson purchased a shopping spree at Market Fresh to help the food bank on their fund-raising endeavors.

“There are certain items our clients need more than others that are in higher demand, and they’re more of a challenge to get from the Oregon Food Bank,” Fawcett said. “They’re more expensive, and certainly at a higher price point than we could get through this shopping spree.”

Poling went so far as to specifically order some of those items in advance of the spree. The items include: canned chili and soup, canned meats such as tuna fish and chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, and peanut butter. “A lot of our clients don’t

have a kitchen to cook out of. They might be living out of their car or couch surfing, so ready, pull-tab cans are really important because you can literally eat it out of the can if you need to,” Fawcett said. Fawcett had tears in her eyes while she spoke of Johnson’s generosity, readily admitting since she took on the role as Development Director she gets emotional about the work she’s doing and the people she’s helping. “Betsy is all in on this. She calls me sometimes three times a day to check in on where we’re at with our donors,” Fawcett said. “With our kickoff coming up on Saturday, it’s game time, and she’s really working with me to make contacts with business owners and potential local donors and that has been really moving – really quite amazing to see that she’s dedicating that much time to our cause.” The one item the shopping spree didn’t get enough of was peanut butter. Citizens are asked to drop off some jars, if they are able to, at the food bank’s current building, located at 474 Milton Way in St. Helens.

Miss NPRA 2020 receives her crown CHRISTINE MENGES chronicle2@countrymedia.net

The Northwest Pro Rodeo Association (NPRA) has crowned a new Miss NPRA, local resident Nicole Rice from Scappoose. The crowning took place on Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of the NPRA Finals championship rodeo, held at the State Fairgrounds in Salem. The official coronation ceremony will take place on Feb. 29, 2020 in Columbia County, although the location is yet to be finalized. Rice will serve as Miss NPRA 2020 from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020. Nicole Rice is a 24-yearold resident from Scappoose and has been competing in rodeo competitions since 2013, she said. Having been crowned as a Columbia County Fair and Rodeo princess before, Rice set her sights on an even higher ambition. Getting to the end of the age limit for winning the title of Miss NPRA, because the age limit for winning the title is 26, Rice said she knew this year would be her final shot. Rice said she had competed twice before and had received second runner-up both times. “I competed one final time for the Miss NPRA title, and

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Nicole Rice, Miss NPRA 2020, right, stands next to Miss NPRA 2019, left, Emylia Breckel.

that worked, and the third time is the charm,” Rice said. As Miss NPRA, Rice will serve as an ambassador for the program, traveling to various rodeos, parades and other civic events, encouraging people to come to the rodeo in Salem, Oregon and try to best represent NPRA. Towards the spring and summer, Rice will be required to attend a rodeo every weekend, as long as the rodeo is within four hours of her hometown. Winning the title involved an intense few days of competition, and contestants were judged on aspects such as a

personal interview, a written rodeo knowledge test, a sportsmanship competition and tests for the contestants’ ability to ride horses such as the flag run and presentation run, among other tests, such as modeling and a mock media interview. Rice said it is common for contestants to score highly in a few categories, but not score highly in others and not come close to winning the title. “They really want someone to be able to represent the whole parade for the whole year,” Rice said. Rice said her efforts to get

nominated to the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo court were encouraged by a woman who had first served as a judge at Rice’s first pageant. “She said, ‘keep going, do not stop, and you’re going to accomplish it’” Rice said. “She ended up being there when I got crowned for the Columbia County Court [as a princess], and pushed me to try out again. Through the process, I fell in love the NPRA and everything it stands for.” Rice said she believes the NPRA is a family-oriented event that encourages positive sportsmanship. “It’s the only sport you’ll see a person helping the person they’re directly competing against,” Rice said. “Now I finally get to honor all those people I’ve been working with all these years, and everything the NPRA stands for.” The part of rodeo season Rice is most looking forward to is coming back to her hometown rodeos, although she said it will involve a lot of sleep deprivation. One weekend in particular will involve going to both the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo and the Santiam Canyon Stampede in Liberty, Oregon. “It’ll be a fun adventure and a lot of lack of sleep,” Rice said.


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•O bituaries • •

Frances Jane Olaen Bonin Grimshaw Nov. 1, 1942 ~ Sept. 20, 2019

Fran was born on Nov. 1, 1942 in Astoria, Oregon to Orvall and Kathleen Olaen. She passed away on Sept. 20, 2019 at St. Johns Hospital Longview, Washington after a long battle with COPD. Fran graduated high school from Tillamook, Oregon. She married Melvin Bonin and had three children: Mike; Karri; and Vicki. Later in life she married William Grimshaw. Being a wife and mother, Fran also worked as a waitress at the King Solomon Restaurant in Centralia, Washington and as an employee at the Silver Eagle casino in Rochester, Washington. In 2003 she moved to Clatskanie, Oregon. Living close to her brother, Gary, she enjoyed riding her 4wheeler around the property, mo-

torhomes adventures with family, Thanksgiving dinners and being able to see all the wildlife around her home. There were fishing/boating times and catching her 1st sturgeon. Fran also loved her faithful dog, Boomer. On March 13, 2018 Fran moved to The Amber Assisted

Living facility. During this time, it became a “wild ride” on the Hover Round chair. She was preceded in death by her parents Orvall and Kathleen Olaen; sisters Deanne McMurdie, Sharon Olaen; brother Jon Olaen; great-nephew Mason Chisholm; paternal grandparents Lars and Stina Olaen; aunt Orla Olaen; and uncles Lowell and Norval Olaen; maternal grandparents Howard and Mary Horner; and cousin Elaine (Beanie) Evon. She is survived by her brother Gary Olaen; sister Sonya Lorentson; children Mike, Karri and Vicki; nieces; nephews; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; Uncle Bill and Aunt Marge Varitz; Aunt June Evon; and her friends and caregivers at The Amber.

Nels E. Jenson

Oct. 1, 1931 ~ Sept. 22, 2019 Nels E. Jenson passed away on Sept. 22, 2019 just nine days shy of his 88th birthday. Nels loved to fish and camp. He has been

a Clatskanie resident for more than 60 years and was raised in Rainier. Nels E. Jenson was a loving husband to his wife Mona Jenson and a father

to six boys. Not only was he a grandfather but he was a great-grandfather as well. He will be loved and missed dearly by his family.

Sept. 29, 1934 ~ Sept. 21, 2019 Lynn E. Davis, 84, of Clatskanie, passed away on September 21, 2019 at home.

Bessie Alma Brown

Feb. 8, 1934 ~ Aug. 22, 2019 We would all like to invite family and friends to attend a celebration of life at 10 a.m. on October 5, 2019 at the Clatskanie Baptist Church. Come and share your memories with us.

April “Julie” Plummer Porter April 4, 1947 ~ Sept. 24, 2019

April “Julie” Plummer Porter from Clatskanie, Oregon passed away on September 24, 2019 in Longview, Washington at the age of 72.

Edward Charles Scott

Oct. 31, 1927 ~ Sept. 24, 2019 Edward Charles Scott passed away in Longview, Washington on September 24, 2019. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 3, 2019 at Groulx Family Mortuary, with a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Woodbine Cemetery.

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Clatsop Community College offers free GED courses in Clatskanie CHRISTINE MENGES chronicle2@countrymedia.net

Locals who want to obtain their General Education Diploma (GED) can do so through a course that Clatsop Community College (CCC) is offering for free at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS). The GED, which also stands for General Educational Development, and can be referred to as the High School Equivalency Certificate shows that the diploma-holder has a level of knowledge equivalent to a high school graduate, according to the GED website. The diploma requires a group of four subject tests; Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies and Science, all of which must be taken at an Official GED Testing Center, according to GED Testing Services. For students who take the CCC course, the testing center is in Astoria. Students who are 16 years of age or older can take the ten-week class, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, from Sept. 23 through Nov. 27 in Room 107 at CMHS. According to Vanessa Garner, Adult Basic Studies Coordinator at CCC, students may join the class late, although the earlier they join, the more

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Pastor Max Snook www.sthelensbiblechurch.org Christian Church 185 S. 12th St., St. Helens 503-397-2151 Pastor Justin Bruner First Lutheran Church 360 Wyeth St. 503-397-0090 Interim Pastor Randy Sinn First United Methodist Church 560 Columbia Blvd., 503-397-0061 Pastor Jared Maddox Plymouth Presbyterian Church 2615 Sykes Rd., 503-397-0062 Pastor David Hutchinson St. Frederic Catholic Church 175 S. 13th St., 503-397-0148 Father Nicolaus Marandu The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2755 Sykes Road, St. Helens St. Helens 1st Ward Bishop Kent Dery 971-225-8727 St. Helens 2nd Ward Bishop Paul Erickson 971-8134000 Scappoose Ward Bishop Lorin Fielding 503-987-2179 Sunset Park Community Church 174 Sunset Blvd, St Helens Pastor Aaron Hiller St. Helens Church of Christ 295 S. 18th St., St. Helens Pastor Ivan Bissell 503-366-0967

From Page A1 inspiration in a lot of things, items that she often gravitates to are images of birds. “Kind of the joke when I’m at school at Clatsop is, ‘yup, she’ll put a bird in it,’” Cox said. Those who go to the opening reception are sure to find at least a few watercolors featuring birds. This gallery show is not the first honor Cox has received as an artist. Most recently, Cox was given the Top Artist Award at the CCC student art show, which she won against more than 200 other entries. The piece, called Sister Secrets, will also be featured at the opening

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Clatskanie Middle/High School, where the GED classes are held.

successful they are likely to be in receiving the diploma. Garner said students can simply show up to class, where their instructor, Virginia Lovegren, will help them get started. Lovegren has been teaching the class for many years, according to Garner. “She’s gotten a lot of students through the program successfully,” Garner said. In addition to the classes themselves, students can benefit from college scholarship opportunities that CCC is offering for students who are either currently enrolled or are recent graduates from the GED program. “It’s kind of a pilot program, we’re making it up as we go,” Garner said. “Right now, for our fall, winter and spring terms, we’re accepting up to 10 students where we pay for their first term of school with the idea that they’ll continue after that, and reception. The highlight of her art career came six years ago when Cox participated in world-renowned artist Eric Weigardt’s en plein air workshop, where Cox and a few other participants painted outdoors for two weeks in northern Italy, near the Swiss border. Nowadays, Cox has expanded her art career even more by teaching art to children. Aside from hopefully getting sales from her work, Cox hopes her gallery will help her grow connections closer to Longview. “I’m kind of branching out a little. I’ve been really involved down in Astoria, and I’m kind of moving back towards Longview, closer to home to connect with more artists there,” Cox said.

there’s certain qualifications they need to meet.” Garner said that interested students who want to know more about scholarship opportunities can fill out a form that Lovegren will have available, or they can contact Garner if they have additional questions. While some students might balk at the idea of receiving a GED in lieu of a high school diploma, Garner said the two are seen as basically equivalent to each other nowadays. Additionally, the diploma is available to a diverse array of candidates. “Anyone who’s at least 16 is a good candidate,” Garner said. “We have students from 16 to 60 getting their GED.” Students who sign up for the class can expect a class of approximately five students. “It’s pretty intimate, which is nice, she’s able to do a lot of work with the students,” Garner said. When students are done with the course, they are able to take the four GED subject tests, the successful passing of which will grant them their GED. Garner said the tests are typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and students sign up online. CCC will also offer additional terms in the winter, spring and summer.

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“Jolly Jelly” a printmaking piece Sandy Cox, Clatskanie artist, created for her gallery.

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September 23 – November 27 • Free GED classes from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the Clatskanie High School Room 107. You must be at least 16 years old. College scholarship opportunities. Call 503-3382347 with questions or email vgarner@clatsopcc.edu. September 28 • Clatskanie Health & Safety

Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Clatskanie Middle/ High School. This is a free community event. Come by for free bike helmets, free food and ice cream, emergency simulation, health and safety information, music and fun. For more information contact clatskaniepud.com. October 13 • Clatskanie Arts Commission

presents VESERIUM at 3 p.m. at Birkenfeld Theatre. VESERIUM is an electronic music duo that is pioneering a new wave in electronic music. The duo uses Tone Sculptor technology to create sound from thin air, using only motions and gestures. Ticket prices: $15 adult, $13 senior/ student and $10 child. Tickets available at the door and at www.clatskaniearts.org.

Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a digital defense against scams targeting international students Kids are headed back to school, and for some students the journey is more than just a walk down the street. This time of year, there are plenty of foreign exchange students arriving to spend time in American high schools and international students arriving to start programs at the university level. These visitors, however, are particularly vulnerable to fraudsters. Our partners at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reported that foreign exchange students are getting phone calls that appear to come from a government agency. The scammer will typically fake – or spoof – the caller ID so it looks as though the

call is legitimate. Once the fraudster has captured the victim’s attention with the caller ID, the bad guy will attempt to bolster his credibility by revealing information about the person’s immigration status or details about the school program the student is attending. The caller will then claim there is some sort of problem with the victim’s immigration documents or visa renewal. The fraudster will threaten the victim that he or she could be arrested or deported if he or she doesn’t immediately make a payment to correct the problem. The scammer will likely ask to be paid through a wire transfer, gift card, or cryptocurrency.

But here are the facts – U.S. government officials aren’t going to ask for payment by phone – especially payments in those ways. They will also not ask you to confirm basic personal information, such as passport number, over the phone. If you get a call or email like this and are still concerned about your immigration or visa status, call United States Citizenship and Immigration Services at at 800-375-5283 to verify the validity of the claims made. As always, if you have been the victim of an online fraud, report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.

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Stout running for State Rep The Stout for State Representative campaign is pleased to announce that Columbia City resident and small business owner Brian Stout has officially filed as a candidate for State Representative in House District 31, seeking the Republican nomination for the 2020 election cycle. Stout won both the Republi-

can and Independent nominations in the 2018 election vs. Brad Witt, the 14-year Democrat incumbent from Clatskanie. When asked “Why run again?” Stout provided the following thoughts. “As a father of two, small business owner and local community volunteer, I have watched our state fail the

people time and time again under radical Democrat leadership. The extreme Portland-centered politics are taking a toll on our rural communities and families. Taxing, spending and overregulating is out of control in Salem. I hear over and over that the incumbent has succumbed to the hyper-

partisan politics and policies in the Capitol versus being a servant of the citizens of this district and community. In fact, he has worked against us, supporting job killing policies, heatedly opposing a local 1.2 billion-dollar, green renewable diesel facility in Clatskanie and voting in favor or laws that aim to take

away personal freedoms and rights. I’m pretty sure the people of this district know what is best for them and their families, not the career politicians who continually dictate at every turn what they think we need or want. Enough is enough. It is time to slow down, get off this train of over-spending and

over-taxing and restore some sanity here at home, in Salem and throughout our magnificent state. It is time to return the power to the people where it belongs-this is why I am running. If elected I will bring these goals and values to the state legislature as I represent you the people of House District 31.”

County schedules free household hazardous waste collection event in Clatskanie Columbia County is giving residents a chance to clean out their homes of toxic items before winter sets in by hosting a household hazardous waste event in Clatskanie on Saturday, October 5. A host of toxic and unsafe materials can be brought to the free event at Clatskanie City Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Many items used around the home, including clean-

ing, gardening, paint and automotive products can be harmful to people, fish and wildlife. Toxins in these products can present potential safety and health hazards when poured down the drain or dumped on the ground. The event provides residents a safe and responsible way to discard these and many other items which are not accepted with curbside service.

Items must be in containers of less than five gallons and should be secured safely during transport. Trained household hazardous waste technicians will unload materials from vehicles. The following items will be accepted: • ammunition • fireworks and flares • gas / diesel / fuels

• lawn and garden chemicals • herbicides and pesticides • pool and spa chemicals • light ballasts—please remove from light fixture • fluorescent tubes • art and hobby chemicals • solvents and thinners • items containing mercury • propane cylinders • compressed gas cylin-

ders • batteries - car, rechargeable, button —no alkaline batteries • cleaners and detergents • paint and paint products (latex and acrylic paint, oilbased paint, enamel, stains, lacquers, shellacs, varnishes, primers) • poisons • used motor oil and antifreeze • medical sharps in

OSHA-approved, punctureproof containers. No garbage, trash or any item containing asbestos will be taken. Columbia County sponsors free household hazardous waste events (for county residents only) in various locations throughout the area. The next event takes place Saturday, October 26 at the Columbia County Transfer Station.

Dr. John’s Corner: How to have a healthy baby Chief guest column by DR. JOHN BRIGGS

A recent case study showed a 22-year-old man who passed out just going up stairs revealed an undiagnosed condition of Tetralogy of Fallot. This is a condition where the development of the heart muscle is perverted. This condition is the most common cyanotic heart disease and accounts for 10% of all congenital heart disease. The reason for this newsletter is to equip mothers to-be on how to improve your chances on having the healthiest baby possible. How you prepare yourself for delivering the needed nutrients to have the most trouble-free child. The defects commonly seen in the baby are a pulmonary stenosis. This is a constriction of the blood supply going to the lungs from the heart. When this happens, the right ventricle works extra hard and the muscle thickens.

Another problem is often a hole between the two ventricles. This causes even more restricted blood flow to the lungs causing a greater cyanotic condition, especially with any kind of increased activity. Lastly, there can be an over-riding aorta, directing more blood away from the lungs as well. Normally 66% of untreated babies survive the first year of life. 24% survive to the age of 10, and only 4% live past 30 years of age. In the medical quiz on line, all the elements leading up to the young man collapsing led to the correct answer to the quiz of Tetralogy of Fallot. Treatment involves open heart surgery and is usually done within the first year of life when the condition is identified. The best way to treat this is to not have to treat it in the first place. Prevention is paramount. Defects occurring during the first trimester are usually

due to insufficient nutrition or a toxic condition due to chemicals in food or drugs. Often times, pharmaceuticals will have black box warnings regarding potential of fetal damage. Eighteen to 19 days after conception, the heart begins to form and begins to beat by days 21-23. The heart is the first functional organ to develop and blood is flowing through the fetus by the fourth week. Because of the early development of the heart, nutrition must be present in levels adequate to support growth from conception. Often times miscarriage occurs within the first trimester. When life can’t continue due to major defects, it can be heartbreaking, yet a blessing in disguise if there are major developmental flaws. When there’s term delivery of a dead baby, that’s the most traumatic, as there were nine months of anticipation ending in disaster.

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Considering potential causes of Tetralogy of Fallot, it’s been shown that both alcohol consumption as well as diabetes can contribute to cause. Being over 40 is listed, but what’s often seen here is a bad lifestyle over time, depleting specific nutrition. Thiamin (vitamin B-1) is critical for development and maintenance of muscle. The heart is the first muscle to develop in the fetus. During pregnancy, while muscles are being created and matured, there’s great need for this nutrient. Metabolism of sugar requires greater levels of thiamin. This is why it’s one of my favorite nutritional supports when dealing with diabetes or hypoglycemia. When I see a weak functioning heart muscle on my heart sound recorder, thiamin is my first choice to deal with this. Many times this will show up with arrhythmias. When this is the case, making sure the anti-stiffness

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factor seen in living foods accompanies the thiamin. Straight pharmaceutical thiamin can temporarily stop arrhythmias, but without the whole food complex, will come back. The production of muscle in the body requires amino acids. Most cases of morning sickness are in the presences of stomach alkalinity. When there isn’t enough acid to tear apart protein to re-lease the amino acids, we have less building materials for making a heart. Amazingly enough, the body will do everything in its power to provide nutrients to the fetus at the expense of the mother’s body. Often times with cases of morning sickness, using a supplement of ortho-phosphoric acid calms the morning sickness, aids in digestion, and also improves calcium uptake and distribution. Protecting the developing heart is important, but main-

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taining heart health throughout life is equally important. Besides the muscle component, nerves are involved, meaning minerals are important. Potassium, calcium, and magnesium are critical in maintaining the rhythm of the heart. Vitamin E and vitamin C are important for oxygen transport. B vitamins are important for the energy as well as both the strength of output and calming of an over stimulated heart. Dr. John Briggs is a 1980 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and longtime northwest practitioner. His practice involves diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that he says have stood the test of time. He believes that each person exists dynamically as a spirit being, possessing a soul made up of their mind, will, and emotions, living in a body which requires specific care and nutrition.

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Mondays: • Oregon Hunters Association Columbia County Chapter membership meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Kozy Korner Restaurant in St. Helens. Meetings start at 7 p.m. or come early at 6:30 p.m. for some good food and visiting. • Community Action Team Board of Directors meetings take place on the fourth Monday of every month unless the meeting would fall on a holiday, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the CAT boardroom, 125 N. 17th St., St. Helens. • The American Legion Post 68 meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 930 SE 5th St., Clatskanie. Tuesdays: • The VFW meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 960 SW 5th St., Clatskanie. • The Columbia County Law Library will be holding Court Forms Clinics every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Get help filling our court forms commonly used in the Columbia County courthouse. The forms are free and the clinic is free. Sign up is required and is available at the courthouse Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at

the Law Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Questions: 503-3965344 or ccll@columbiacll.org or davis12000@aol.com. Wednesdays: • Rotary Club of Columbia County – St. Helens meeting is held at the Warren Country Inn at 12 p.m. For more information, call 503-397-2341. • Columbia SWCD meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., 35285 Millard Rd., St. Helens. December’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. • Lawyer in the Law Library is a series of talks about common legal problems. Meeting are on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A lawyer will provide basic information and answer your questions about the topic of the evening. Columbia County Law Library, 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Call 503-396-5344 with questions. • Port of Columbia County Board of Commissioners hold meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Port of Columbia County office, 100 E St., Columbia City. Thursdays: • The Veterans breakfast is held the first Thursday of the month

such as Habitat for Humanity, to cover land purchases and infrastructure costs. The Rural Capacity funds are intended to build the capacity of rural lowincome housing non-profits by providing training, information, technical assistance, and financing. Key elements of the bill that seek to address homelessness in Oregon include: Homeless Assistance Grants: Merkley secured $2.8 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants, a $125 million increase that will benefit organizations across Oregon. Within that appropriation, rapid rehousing programs for victims of domestic violence received $50 million; homeless youth programs received $80 million; and Emergency Solutions Grants—particularly important to the Portland metro area—received $280 million to support street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: The bill includes $3.7 million for the program to continue its coordination of federal agencies working to combat homelessness. HOME Investment Partnerships Program: The bill includes $1.25 billion for the program to provide states and localities with flexible resources to respond to their affordable housing challenges, including rental housing and paths to homeownership for low-income families. Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation: The program, also known as NeighborWorks America, received $152 million. The national nonprofit offers support for affordable housing and community development through public-private partnerships. President Trump’s proposal would have eliminated this program, crippling its six locations across Oregon. HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing: The program received $40 million to provide rental assistance vouchers for homeless veterans, along with case management and clinical services. These vouchers have been critical to reducing veterans’ homelessness by 49 percent since 2010. Key transportation ap-

Industry and community leaders join forces with OMIC for “Manufacturing Day”

at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall, 930 SE 5th St., Clatskanie. • The regular monthly Rainier Chamber of Commerce meeting is held on the second Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Lunch is provided for a suggested $6 donation. Fridays: • Veteran’s Breakfast at the Village Inn in the Banquet Room the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will discuss topics that are important to local Veterans and their families. All veterans are welcome to attend. Saturdays: • NAMI Columbia County Support Group, National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets on the second Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Elks Veterans Bunker, 125 S. 13th St., St Helens, Oregon. For more information, contact Judy Thompson 503-397-6056 or contact NAMI Oregon at 503230-8009. • The Rainier Historical Museum is open every Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. It is located inside Rainier City Hall. Please enter the side entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Merkley Announces Nearly $1 Billion in New Funding to Combat Homelessness Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee bill, which includes an additional $938 million over last fiscal year to battle homelessness. “Infrastructure and housing are pressing issues for communities across Oregon—urban and rural,” Merkley said. “As our cities and towns in every corner of the state face their biggest housing affordability crises in decades—with rents dramatically outpacing incomes—we must do everything we can to make sure families have the decent homes they deserve. This bill includes needed investments in to address the ongoing housing and homelessness crisis.” Merkley is the only Oregon member of Congress from either chamber since Sen. Mark Hatfield to serve on the Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of the most powerful on Capitol Hill. Key housing appropriations that will benefit Oregon include: Community Development Block Grants: Rejecting the Trump Administration’s request to eliminate the program, Merkley successfully advocated for $3.325 billion for the Community Development Block Grant Program. This program funds vital housing rehabilitation, supportive services, public improvements and economic development projects in communities across Oregon and the nation while encouraging local investment. Affordable Housing: As rural and urban communities across Oregon continue to experience housing crises, Merkley successfully advocated to increase for affordable housing programs for some of Oregon’s most vulnerable people—low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Merkley led 27 of his colleagues in a successful effort to provide an additional $813 million for rental assistance for 1.2 million low-income households. The senator also protected funding for housing programs that benefit the elderly and people with disabilities. Fair Market Rents: Building on significant positive fair market rent changes due to Merkley’s language in the fiscal year 2018 bill, Merkley successfully included a provision to encourage the Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow grantees to utilize local rent surveys to determine fair market rents. This is a significant step forward in the battle to address the affordable housing crisis, by ensuring that vouchers keep pace with the real cost of rent in competitive rental markets. Rural Housing: The SelfHelp Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and Rural Capacity Building Program received $10 million and $5 million, respectively. SHOP provides funds for non-profit sweat-equity homebuilders,

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The Byte Sized Robotics Team, from Scappoose High School, shows off a robot designed to help load packages in a warehouse at last year’s Manufacturing Day

Regional industry, education, and workforce development partners are collaborating to host “Manufacturing Day” as part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) initiative in Columbia County. The second annual event, which is part of the national MFG Day effort, will feature live demonstrations of 3D printing, laser cutting, and virtual welding, as well as engaging hands-on activities. This event provides regional students and community members an opportunity to learn about the world of advanced manufacturing at a world-class R&D facility and will include exhibitor booths for more than 25 local companies and educational institutions, including Mitsubishi Materials, Selway Machine Tool, Silver Eagle Manufacturing and Walter Tools. “We are going to have the opportunity to share the world of manufacturing with as many as 300 high school students at OMIC R&D,” said Craig Campbell, executive director of OMIC R&D. “It is truly exciting to see the eyes of these bright young minds light up as they see the world of the possible.” Manufacturing Day will be open to the public from 3-6 p.m, on Friday, Oct. 4 at the OMIC Research and Development Center (33701 Charles T. Parker Way). Earlier in the day, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a steady stream of students from a variety of K-12 partners will visit and partake in the activities. The event showcases the vision and programs of OMIC, including plans for its workforce training center led by Portland Community College, while regional manufacturing partners will describe their companies’ work and career opportunities. Special guests will include Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson. Manufacturing Day is a community collaboration that is a result of the robust partnerships between OMIC R&D and PCC, and a group of cross-sector community partners. The planning com-

mittee includes representatives from St Helens and Scappoose high schools, NW STEM Hub, Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD), Rightline Equipment, Oregon Aero, Rescare, and Northwest Oregon Works. “PCC is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event, which shines the light on the manufacturing industry, as well as education and career opportunities in Oregon,” said Andrew Lattanner, PCC’s newly appointed director of the training center. “OMIC will be transformational for Columbia County, and the future training center will provide workers with the classroom and on-thejob learning they need to fill high-demand, good paying jobs.” The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available on site. Last year, more than 230 local high school students met with 25 vendors and partners at interactive booths at the OMIC R&D facility. The presenting sponsor of this year’s event is Boeing, and other sponsors include, Madden Industrial Craftsman, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Mahr, PCC Foundation, Seco Tools, Rightline, and State Sen. Betsy Johnson. Among the vendors participating in the event include Blount, Daimler, Evraz, Letica, Oregon Aero, Silver Eagle and Sport Copter.

Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing to train Oregon’s next generation of the workforce. And with industry need for skilled workers at an all-time high, the arrival of the training center – part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) – is perfectly timed. The training center will offer PCC a permanent home base in Columbia County. Focused on advanced manufacturing, the center will house such programs as Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operation, Machining, Industrial Fabrication and Mechatronics. Working in close collaboration with industry and higher education partners, PCC’s training center can help close the skills gap by offering training that combines workbased experience (on-the-job training) with classroom and lab instruction, in an innovative apprenticeship model. Students can complete an apprenticeship program, and/or an associate degree or certificate leading to an advanced degree. Emphasis will be placed on craftsmanship, professionalism, and placing graduates into highwage, high-demand advanced manufacturing jobs – a sector whose future looks very bright in Oregon.

propriations wins for Oregon include: Capital Investment Grant Program: The bill includes nearly $2 billion for the program, which provides funding for major transit investments that support sustainable transportation and reduced congestion in Oregon’s growing cities. TIGER Grants: The program received a $1 billion investment for 2019. This critical transportation grants program, which the Trump Administration’s budget zeroed out for the second year, has helped fund projects across Oregon. Transportation Formula About Portland Grants: The program received Community College: $10.1 billion, including $808 million for Bus and Bus FaPortland Community Colcilities Grants to help transit lege is the largest post-secagencies purchase new buses About OMIC Research ondary institution in Oregon and replace aging fleets, in and Development: and provides training, degree particular transitioning to new and certificate completion, low- or no-emission vehicles. 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TS No. OR12000010-19-1 APN 23099 TO No 190983495-OR-MSI TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE Reference is made to that certain Trust Deed made by, TIMOTHY DAUGHERTY AND JULIE DAUGHERTY as Grantor to COLUMBIA COUNTY TITLE & ESCROW SERVICES as Trustee, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“MERS”), as designated nominee for DIRECTORS MORTGAGE, INC, Beneficiary of the security instrument, its successors and assigns, dated as of March 26, 2016 and recorded on March 29, 2016 as Instrument No. 2016002235 and the beneficial interest was assigned to LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC and recorded July 31, 2019 as Instrument Number 201906074 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Columbia County, Oregon to-wit: APN: 23099 LOT 4, BLOCK 7,

OREGON AMERICAN SUBDIVISION, IN THE CITY OF VERNONIA, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PARCEL CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF OREGON, BY AND THROUGH ITS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN DEED RECORDED JANUARY 23, 2012 AS FEE NO. 2012000352, RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON. Commonly known as: 665 BRIDGE STREET, VERNONIA, OR 97064 Both the Beneficiary, Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, and the Trustee, Nathan F. Smith, Esq., OSB #120112, have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by said Trust Deed and notice has been recorded pursuant to Section 86.735(3) of Oregon Revised Statutes. The default for which the

foreclosure is made is the Grantor’s failure to pay: Failed to pay payments which became due Monthly Payment(s): 4 Monthly Payment(s) from 03/01/2019 to 06/01/2019 at $905.12 2 Monthly Payment(s) from 07/01/2019 to 08/01/2019 at $903.61 Monthly Late Charge(s): 1 Monthly Late Charge(s) 08/15/2019 By this reason of said default the Beneficiary has declared all obligations secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to-wit: The sum of $137,814.07 together with interest thereon at the rate of 3.50000% per annum from February 1, 2019 until paid; plus all accrued late charges thereon; and all Trustee’s fees, foreclosure costs and any sums advanced by the Beneficiary pursuant to the terms of said Trust Deed. Wherefore, notice is hereby given that, the undersigned Trustee will on

December 26, 2019 at the hour of 12:00 PM, Standard of Time, as established by Section 187.110, Oregon Revised Statues, at the west entrance to the Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand St., Saint Helens, OR 97051 County of Columbia, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the Grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the Trustee. Notice is further given that any person named in Section 86.753 of Oregon Revised Statutes has the right to have the foreclosure

proceeding dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of said principal as would not then be due had no default occurred), together with the costs, Trustee’s or attorney’s fees and curing any other default complained of in the Notice of Default by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Trust Deed, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for sale. Without limiting the Trustee’s disclaimer of representations or warranties, Oregon law requires the Trustee to state in this notice that some residential property sold at a Trustee’s sale may have been used in manufacturing methamphetamines, the chemical components of which are known to be toxic. Prospective purchasers of residential property should be aware

of this potential danger before deciding to place a bid for this property at the Trustee’s sale. In construing this notice, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular includes plural, the word “Grantor” includes any successor in interest to the Grantor as well as any other persons owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, the words “Trustee” and “Beneficiary” includes their respective successors in interest, if any. Dated: 08/15/2019 By: Nathan F. Smith, Esq., OSB #120112 Successor Trustee Malcolm & Cisneros, A Law Corporation Attention: Nathan F. Smith, Esq., OSB #120112 c/o TRUSTEE CORPS 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-2528300 Order Number 63431, Pub Dates: 09/27/2019, 10/04/2019, 10/11/2019, 10/18/2019, THE CLATSKANIE CHIEF

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE SALE (ORS 86.771). WHEREAS, on 08/18/2017, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by Nicholas Clark and Nicole A. Clark, as Grantor, in Favor of Sortis and Collier Smith Opportunity Fund I LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, as Beneficiary, and was recorded on 08/24/2017, as Document Number 2017-07776, in the Office of the Recorder of Columbia County, Oregon, which covers the real property situated in the County of Columbia and State of Oregon commonly known as 955 E. Columbia River Highway, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016 and as more particularly described as: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 2, of the Subdivision of the E.G. Bryant Estate, in the Isaac Waggoner Donation Land Claim in Section 8, Township 7 North, Range 4 West, Willamette Meridian, Columbia County, Oregon; thence Westerly along the North line of said Lot 2, 179 feet to the Southeast corner of that tract of land conveyed to Loretta P. Mallory, et al by deed recorded April 29, 1966 in Book 161, Page 543, Deed Records of Columbia County, Oregon; thence South 23º05’ West, 66.07

feet; thence South 8º57’ West, 45.57 feet, more or less, to a point which is South 69º35’ East, 148.50 feet and North 20º25’ East, 114.50 feet from the true point of beginning of that tract conveyed to John R. Johnson, et ux by deed recorded August 23, 1984 in Book 253, Page 616, Deed Records of Columbia County, Oregon; thence South 69º35’ East, 210 feet, more or less, to the centerline of the Clatskanie River; thence following up said centerline Northeasterly to the East line of Lot 2, of the Subdivision of the E.G. Bryant Estate; thence North along said East line to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that portion lying Southeasterly of the West dike of the Clatskanie River. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM any portion within boundaries of QuitClaim Deed recorded in Fee Number 95-04217 as conveyed to Russell L. Fry on May 17, 1995, Columbia County Deed Records. Together with an Easement for ingress, egress and parking as reserved in Fee Number 00-07607, on August 4, 2000 by John R. Johnson and Judith E. Johnson. Sortis and Collier

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Smith Opportunity Fund I LLC (the “Beneficiary”) appointed Lotus Law Group, LLC as the Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”), to the Trust Deed. The Trustee’s mailing address is: 5200 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97239. Grantor executed a Bargain and Sale Deed on April 13, 2019, deeding the Property to Smith Leu Family Holdings, LLC, an Oregon limited liability company, which was recorded in the Columbia County Recorder’s Office on April 18, 2019 as instrument number 2019-02692. There is a default by the Grantor or other persons owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by the successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize a sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made by Grantor’s failure to pay when due, the following sums: Final payment of all outstanding principal and accrued interest due September 30, 2018, plus unpaid taxes, insurance, interest, and penalties, if any. By reason of said default, the Beneficiary has declared all sums owing on

the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following: UNPAID PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $200,000.00 PLUS interest thereon at 28% per annum (accruing on the basis of a 360-day year) from August 1, 2018, plus unpaid taxes with interest and penalties, if any, together with escrow advances, foreclosure costs, Trustee fees, attorney’s fees, sums required for the protection of the property, and additional sums secured by the Trust Deed. Notice is hereby given that the Beneficiary and current Trustee by reason of said default, have elected and do hereby elect to foreclose said Trust Deed by advertisement and sale pursuant to ORS 86.705 to 86.815, and to cause to be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the said described property which the Grantor had, or had the power to convey, at the time of the execution by the Grantor of the Trust Deed, together with any interest Grantor or Grantor’s successors in interest acquired after the execution of the Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations secured by said Trust Deed

and the expenses of the sale, including the compensation of the Trustee as provided by law, and the reasonable fees of Trustee’s attorneys. In accord with the standard of time established by ORS 187.110, the sale will be held at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on November 13, 2019 at the following place: Main Entrance of the Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand Street in the City of St. Helens, County of Columbia, State of Oregon. Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.778 has the right, at any time not later than to five (5) days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by doing all of the following: paying the entire amount then due to the Beneficiary (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred); curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation under the Trust Deed; and paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together

with Trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amounts provided in ORS 86.778. Without limiting the Trustee’s disclaimer of representations or warranties, Oregon law requires the Trustee to state in this notice that some residential property sold at a trustee’s sale may have been used in manufacturing methamphetamines, the chemical components of which are known to be toxic. Prospective purchasers of residential property should be aware of this potential danger before deciding to place a bid for this Property at trustee’s sale. In construing this notice, the singular includes the plural, the word “Grantor” includes any successor in interest to the Grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by the Trust Deed, and the words “Trustee” and “Beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any. Dated: 09/10/2019. Lotus Law Group, LLC, c/o Allison C. Bizzano, OSB No. 052014, 5200 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 500, Portland, OR 97239. Phone: 503-606-8930. Running dates: September 13, 20, 27, 2019 & October 4, 2019.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF REGULAR MEETING NOTICE OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA The Clatskanie City Council September 4th, 2019 regular To review and evaluate Probate Department In the Matter of the Estate of JAMES E. MOSS, Deceased. No. 19PB05235 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of this estate. Al persons having claims against the estate

are required to present their claims, with vouchers attached, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice to the personal representative at P.O. Box 459, Rainier, OR 97048, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain

additional information from the records of the Court, the personal representative or the attorney for the personal representative. Dated and first published September 13, 2019. Betty J. Carson, Personal Representative. STEPHEN D. PETERSEN, L.L.C., Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 459, Rainier, OR 97048.

will meet for a regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2019 @ 7:00 PM in the Clatskanie City Hall Council Chambers, (2nd floor), 75 S. Nehalem St. Agenda items include, but are not limited to: Approval of the minutes of the

meeting: Discussion on the PERS Employer Incentive Fund, a discussion on the recent Sewer Plant repairs; Resolution authorizing a Budget Adjustment . Recess regular session to go into Exec sessions: Executive Session per ORS 192.660(i);

the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing. An updated agenda will be available at City Hall by Sept. 27th, 2019.

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Offbeat Oregon History: Oregon’s first published book was a torrid page-turner in its day Chief guest column by FINN J.D. JOHN

Early in the summer of 1854, an advertisement appeared in the Portland Oregonian — a tantalizingly feisty one, from an author braced for combat and essentially inviting the world to “bring it on”: “A new work will be published, about the 1st of August, the first number of The Grains; or, Passages in the Life of Ruth Rover ... by Margaret Jewett Bailey,” it began; then launched into a ferocious little stanza of unrhymed mixed-format verse: “Thou Monster Evil — stand forth!/ And in whatever garb thou mayst appear,/ Whether harlot, villain, priest or Pope,/ I challenge thee to single combat.” The ad finished with some business details: the book would be published in “monthly numbers” until it was completed; and to order a copy, one was invited to write to Jewett in care of the publishers of the Portland Times newspaper, with which she had contracted to publish it. This ad likely generated quite a bit of buzz, with its coy references to harlots and Popes; but it’s also likely that it would have generated plenty of attention even without them. The news that Margaret Jewett Bailey was about to publish a tell-all has to have gone through the tiny Oregon frontier community like an electric current. Bailey was, by the time she wrote her book, a little notorious. She had been one of the first white women to come to the territory, back in the 1830s, when she joined Jason Lee’s Methodist mission near Salem, and her voluble personality caused all kinds of drama and trouble there — culminating with her fiance’s attempt to pressure her into going through

with their planned marriage by “confessing” to having had premarital sex with her. Professionally ruined by this, she’d left the mission and married a wealthy and prominent (but unpleasant and alcoholic) physician. Then she’d become Oregon’s first female journalist, publishing a poem in the very first issue of The Spectator, Oregon’s very first non-handwritten newspaper, and running the women’s page for a couple months before feuding with the editor and quitting in disgust. She had a record of uninhibited and acerbic writing; she was preparing what appeared to be a super-racy tell-all memoir; and she had just secured a divorce from a prominent community member about whom they’d all heard some pretty tantalizing rumors. What was not to like? Well, plenty, if you ask any of the various journalists who reviewed the first installment. C.L. Goodrich, the editor of the Spectator, was already embroiled in a hot feud with his former columnist, and seems to have been a little bitter about her decision to have her book printed at the Times instead of the Spectator. Upon her departure, he wrote, “We promise to allude no more to the lady who asked us how much we would take to print ‘her life and sufferings,’ after we had positively told her nine different times that we didn’t want the job at any price.” That kind of petulance has to have raised a few eyebrows among readers, especially after the job was happily taken up by Goodrich’s competitors at the Times, and that may be why his review of the book was short and relatively noncommittal, merely mentioning that his opinion of its low quality had not changed. In the Oregonian, though, a pseudonymous reviewer calling himself “Squills”

went after it with astonishing savagery. After expressing his belief that women should stick to “darning stockings, pap and gruel, children, cookstoves, and the sundry little affairs that make life comparatively comfortable,” he added, “Afflictions will come upon us, even here in Oregon; where we are castigated with so many already. It is bad enough to have unjust laws — poor laywers and worse judges — taxes, and no money ... without this last visitation of Providence — ‘an authoress.’” Then, following several paragraphs that drip with sarcasm and vitriol, he finishes with this little nugget: “To call it trash would be impolite, for the writer is an ‘authoress.’ ... When a Napoleon, a Byron, or any other lion makes his exit, it is well enough to know ‘How that animal eats, how he snores, how he drinks.’ But who the dickens cares about the existence of a fly, or in whose pan of molasses the insect disappeared.” Copies of the first instalment must have sold well

her father to join a faraway mission and journeying to Oregon via Hawaii, before getting to the juicy parts. At the end of it, “Ruth Rover” meets “Dr. Binney” (in real life, Bailey) on March 3; marries him on March 4; and leaves the mission that very day. “In our next number we will continue our narrative of Ruth Rover, and endeavor to show how fully she drank the ‘cup of sorrow to the dregs’!” it finishes. With part 2, she included a witty and cutting personal note to “Squills” in the epilogue that really showcased her skills as a writer, which were noticeably superior to those shown in “Squills’s” column. “Squills,” in his response, resorted to claiming that the second instalment was too smutty to review or quote from, and instead actually quoted a passage from the Oregon Territory’s obscenity law. This cannot possibly have had a negative impact on sales. One almost grows suspicious that the two of them were in cahoots. If they were, though, it Oregonencyclopedia.org

The title page from the original 1854 edition of Part Two of the first novel-length work of (alleged) fiction ever published in Oregon, by Margaret Jewett Bailey.

— which is not surprising, with that kind of press out there. Surely everyone had to at least glance at a copy and see what the fuss was about. And at $1.50 a copy, it was far from cheap; so most likely Margaret made a profit on the first part. She may not have done as well on the second, though. By the time it came out, everyone had seen what all the fuss was about; and the first part of the book builds fairly slowly, with dozens of pages recounting the life of a virtuous young woman with a passion for Jesus defying

apparently wasn’t effective enough. The second instalment of Grains was destined to be the last. It’s also less interesting than the first instalment, being basically the complete story of a very unfortunate 15-year marriage, from “I do” to “You’re fired”; and it was pitched openly as a sob story, rather than a titillating tell-all. Most people don’t want to read sob stories. Whether for that reason or others, no more of Ruth Rover was ever published. The book’s half-life in the marketplace was very short. People read it with avidity

and then threw it away like yesterday’s newspaper. For many years it was thought that no copies had survived, and people who disapproved of Margaret claimed that was because the book was an obscene and badly written failure, and the few copies that did sell had all been destroyed by outraged readers. This is patent nonsense. “It was the true-confessional tale of its day, laying bare a scandal involving wellknown figures, and so interesting reading that the slender 96-page books could be sold for $1.50 each,” historian Herbert Nelson writes in his 1944 article. ($1.50 in 1854 was worth the equivalent of almost $50 today — rather a lot for half a novel.) But Ruth Rover was essentially the 1850s equivalent of an airport novelette, and nobody was going to bother saving a copy of it, especially in an age when old Sears catalogs and other unimportant books and papers were being regularly repurposed as toilet paper. Fortunately, a copy of the second installment was discovered in 1935, and a mostly complete copy of the first surfaced several decades after that. In 1986, the Oregon State University Press undertook to consolidate and republish the whole thing, in what can only be described as an generous act of historical curation; it’s inconceivable that this turgid-but-important historical book will ever sell enough copies to be profitable. But, as a result, the first novel-length work of alleged fiction can now be read and studied. As for its author, for the rest of Margaret Jewett Bailey’s life, through several marriage-induced changes of surname, she was constantly being referred to as “Ruth Rover.” The claim that her book was about someone

else was never bought for an instant. She continued to be something of a stormy petrel; drama always seemed to seek her out. She married again, to another horrible man, whom she divorced after claiming to have discovered that he had impregnated his own daughter while married to her. The argument over whether he did or not ended up playing out in back-and-forth paid advertisements in newspapers. She married a third time, to a man named Crane, after moving to Washington; and maybe this marriage took — we know nothing about him, which for a husband of Margaret Bailey is a very good sign. She died in May of 1882; and the first line in her obituary in the Puget Sound Weekly Courier read, “Mrs. Margaret J. Crane, author of Ruth Rover, a novel that created a great sensation in Oregon in early days, died in Seattle Tuesday night of pneumonia.” Not bad for a “fly,” about whose existence “who the dickens cares.” One wonders if “Squills,” whoever he was, ever did half so well. (Sources: “First True Confession Story Pictures Oregon ‘Moral’” (sic), an article by Herbert R. Nelson published in the June 1944 issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly; The Grains; or, Passages in the Life of Ruth Rover..., a book by Margaret Jewett Bailey, in an edition edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, published in 1986 by OSU Press) Finn J.D. John teaches at Oregon State University and writes about odd tidbits of Oregon history. His book, Heroes and Rascals of Old Oregon, was recently published by Ouragan House Publishers. To contact him or suggest a topic: finn@offbeatoregon. com or 541-357-2222.

Clatskanie Grows: Garden produce and anticipating Jack Frost Chief Guest Column by CHIP BUBL

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Food preservation season Got food preservation questions? Give us a call at 503-397-3462. You can also get your pressure gauge tested for free at the Extension office. Food Preservation recipes and fact sheets can be accessed online at: https://extension.oregonstate. edu/food/preservation Storing garden produce The wonderful sunny days in September gave a great boost to our gardens. As October starts and the weather pattern turns wetter and cooler, gardeners spend time getting produce stored for the winter. Many vegetables will last for some months if stored properly. Advice common to all fruits and vegetables is to only try to store produce that is in good condition (“one rotten apple can spoil the box”). In addition, check periodically to see if sprouting or rot has developed after initial storage. Finally, freeze or can produce where that makes sense. Onions and garlic: The hard, pungent onions store the best. If they are still in the ground, dig them now and bring them under cover to cure. Remove the roots. Some gardeners keep the tops on for awhile as the onions dry. The onion tops should be removed when the bulbs are bagged for final storage unless you are braiding them.

Onions and garlic both need to be stored in dry conditions. Most outbuildings have too much moisture in the fall/winter and in those conditions, onions and garlic will start to sprout. You will have better luck inside storing them in a warm, dry room than a cool but moist location. If you can get onion mesh bags for storage, so much the better but they will store well in paper bags. Some air circulation is important. Sweet onions should be eaten right away as they have very poor storage ability. Sort onions and garlic often to remove those that sprout or decay. A well-cured pungent onion should last at least four months in a proper storage. Garlic can last until late spring. Don’t store with fruit as that encourages sprouting.

Winter squash: Those wonderful winter squash are also easy to store. Harvest them before a frost. When rainy weather sets in, squash are done growing and will only rot if left outside. Butternut and Hubbard squash store for six months or more if well cured. Acorn squash are best used within four months of harvest. Clip the squash from the vine leaving a stem

end. Wash the dirt from the squash and let them cure in a warm room on a counter or table for a week. Check for any signs of rot. Then put them into a dry room on a shelf or a shallow box. Best storage temperature is about sixty degrees. Check periodically for decay. Potatoes: Po-

please call me and tell me your secret. Other root crops: Carrots and parsnips develop better flavor if left in the ground until a frost. However, if the meadow mice find them, all you will have are carrot stubs with cute little teeth marks. In addition, if you had prob-

is September 28th. As you go down river to Clatskanie, the date is actually a couple of weeks later than St. Helens, though the hills around Clatskanie can frost much earlier. How predictable are these dates? There certainly aren’t any guarantees. These averages reflect the actual dates accumulated over 40 years. Plotted on a graph, they would be somewhat of a bell-shaped curve with the most dates lying near the average date. But no one can tell with precision when the first frost will show up.

Clatskanie Grows tatoes are hard to store. They need cold and moist storage. We have the moist but don’t get enough cold weather for long-term storage. The best storage system I have seen is placing the potatoes in five-gallon buckets or small garbage cans with sawdust surrounding the spuds. They could be kept in an unheated outbuilding. Don’t store diseased potatoes, check often for sprouts and eat your spuds quickly. Some varieties store better than others but few people have much luck holding potatoes past late January. If you do,

lems with the carrot rust fly, their tunnels will decay faster if the roots are left in the ground. They are best stored like potatoes in buckets with sawdust. Don’t store with fruit. The ethylene they give off can cause sprouting and bitter flavors. When will the frost arrive? The average date for the first fall 32º frost is Halloween (October 31) in the Scappoose/St. Helens area. Higher elevations usually get earlier frosts. For example, the date for Vernonia

to cold temperatures. Plants can be covered with an old sheet or row covers to give protection in light frosts. Free newsletter The Oregon State University Extension office in Columbia County publishes a monthly newsletter on gardening and farming topics (called County Living) written/edited by yours truly. All you need to do is ask for it and it will be mailed or emailed to you. Call 503 397-3462 to be put on the list. Alternatively, you can find it on the web at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/ and click on newsletters. Many Extension publications available online

Some other frost facts: • When skies are clear, heat from the soil rises, which allows cooler air to settle near plants. Cool air is heavier than warm air. • When it is windy, warm and cool night air mix, generally keeping temperatures above freezing if it has been a reasonably warm day. • Plants are less tender in the autumn than in the spring, so light frosts do less damage. Woody plants are less affected than herbaceous plants. Plants already exposed to cool temperatures may be somewhat acclimated and more resistant

Are you putting up salsa, saving seeds, or thinking about planting grapes? OSU has a large number of its publications available for free download. Just go to https://catalog.extension. oregonstate.edu/ . Click on publications and start exploring. The Extension Service offers its programs and materials equally to all people. Contact information for the Extension office Oregon State University Extension Service – Columbia County. 505 N. Columbia River Highway St. Helens, OR 97051. 503 3973462 Email: chip.bubl@ oregonstate.edu.

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Amani Center Celtic Cruise Experience draws 300 guests

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Della Graham and Gary Bernet, who donated his Scotland trip win back to the event, stand on the deck.

Volunteers work near the door as guests trickle in.

A view of the Portland Spirit.

Nearly 300 people turned out for the Amani Center’s annual dinner & auction this past weekend on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The Celtic Experience themed event was held aboard the Portland Spirit, which docked in St. Helens. This was the Portland Spirit’s inaugural docking at the City of St. Helens docks.

attendance for this recordbreaking fundraiser.” Guests enjoyed Irish & Scottish inspired food, as well as Celtic musicians and dancers aboard the vessel. Prior to boarding, Gordon Convoy, from the Portland Police Highland Guard, played his Scottish bagpipe from the top deck of the boat, welcoming guests aboard. He

The ultimate winning bidders thereafter were Heather and Kevin Bibler, of St. Helens. The Amani Center, Columbia County’s nonprofit Child Abuse Assessment Center, provides forensic medical evaluations and interviews to children suspected of abuse and neglect, while also offering support services to these

“It was an historic night. First, the inaugural docking of the Portland Spirit in St. Helens. And second, although we are still working on the final numbers, we know that this was the Amani Center’s highest grossing event to date,” The Board of Directors said. “We are delighted by the support of our community and those in

guided lingering guests from Columbia View Park to board the vessel before casting off for the evening cruise. Scappoose resident Gary Bernet was the winner of the Trip for Two to Scotland. However, after the ticket was pulled and the winner was announced, Bernet donated the trip back for immediate auction to the highest bidder.

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children and their families in a child-friendly, traumainformed setting. The center provided assessment services to 246 children in 2018 and has already surpassed that number in 2019. Referrals to the center come from law enforcement, department of human services, as well as some instances of selfreferred cases.

Oregon National Guard set to get 2-Weeks Ready It is National Preparedness Month and the Oregon Military Department is supporting a 2-Weeks Ready campaign, launched by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, to encourage individuals to have safety items, food, water and other day-to-day needs for at least two weeks in the aftermath of an emergency or disaster such as a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. This is especially important for guard members, first responders and their families who will come to the aid of Oregonians affected by whatever disaster occurs, whether it’s a power outage, wildfire, flood or earthquake. “As all guardsmen know, one of the most important things we do is play the home game. That means we are available for response when the Governor calls,” said Lt. Col. Martin Balakas, the Joint Director of Domestic Support for the Oregon National Guard. “Post disaster it’s important that we as guardsmen are ‘2-Weeks ready’ and make sure our families are prepared so that when something happens we can become responders instead of victims.” Balakas said with every Soldier or Airman ready to respond, the chances of the Oregon National Guard be-

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Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, takes time to present Chief Warrant Officer 3 Wiley Fretwell with an emergency kit provided by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management Public Information Office during the Oregon Military Department Joint Forces Headquarters unit family picnic, Sept. 8 at Riverfront Park in Salem, Ore.

ing able to come to the aid of those in need increases significantly. “By modeling preparedness we can inspire others in our community as well,” he added. The Oregon National

Guard has committed to continue to provide outreach and training for Oregon National Guard members and their families so Soldiers and Airmen in Oregon are ready when they are called upon.

Athletically Speaking Friday, Sept. 27 · HS Football vs. La Grande: Start 6 p.m. · HS Girls Soccer at Riverdale: Start 7:30 Monday, Sept. 30 · MS Volleyball vs. Knappa: Start 4 p.m. · HS JV Football at Rainier: Start 5 p.m. · Team Pictures: MS VB 3:15 (Upper Gym), HS VB 3:45 (Main Gym), XC 4:30 (Track), MS FB 5 p.m. (HS Track) Tuesday, Oct. 1 · MS Football at Rainier: Start 4 p.m. · HS Girls Soccer at PC: Start 4:15 p.m. · HS Volleyball at Willamina: Start JV 4:30 p.m./V 6 p.m.

· Team Pictures: HS FB 4 p.m. (FB Field), 5 p.m. Cheer (FB Field) Wednesday, Oct. 2 · MS Volleyball at Rainier: Start 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 · HS Volleyball vs. Rainier: Start JV 4:30 p.m. /V 6 p.m. · HS Girls Soccer vs. WSC : Start 4:15 p.m. (Clatskanie City Park) Friday, Oct. 4 · HS Football vs. Rainier: Start 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 · Home JV Volleyball Tournament: Start 10 a.m.

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