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The Ebel barge is relocating to a boat landing in Bay City, where the family will have to dismantle it.

Barge gets space – to dismantle By Joe Wrabek

The Port of Garibaldi has offered the Ebel family the use of an unimproved boat landing in Bay City so the family can remove its barge from Tillamook Bay. In a Jan. 3 letter to the Ebels, port manager Kevin Greenwood authorized the use of the landing for up to 30 days. That time is to be used for dismantling the barge, Greenwood said. The barge, intended for missionary work in Alaska, was being built at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi before it was forced to move across the bay to Crab Harbor. Since then, the Ebels and their 10 children have had an increasingly difficult time finding a place to dock their barge so they can complete its construction. Regardless, once built, the 40-foot by 80-foot vessel likely wouldn’t be seaworthy enough to cross the bar, the Headlight Herald was told. On top of that, local and state authorities have said the craft can’t remain at the Port of Garibaldi or Crab Harbor. Bay City’s small boat launch, located near Pacific Oyster, “isn’t used much this time of year,” Greenwood said. Whitey Forsman of PaSee BARGE, Page A3


Tillamook business selected to help test unmanned aircraft By Sayde Moser Near Space Corporation in Tillamook is included among the six teams selected nationwide to test

unmanned aerial systems – often nicknamed “drones” – for the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s a three-year research project that began just this month, said Eric Simpkins, Near Space’s manager of

business development. The six teams were selected from 25 applicants. In the Pacific Northwest region, Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii are representing the only multistate team, with the Univer-

Remnants of Holes on Neahkanie Mountain serve as a cautionary tale for hikers

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Is flu season worse this year? By Sayde Moser

Anita Leathers of Scappoose recently was out hiking with family members and their dog on Neahkahnie Mountain, just north of Manzanita, enjoying picture-perfect views of Oregon’s north coast on a beautiful weekend morning. Then, as their four-legged friend romped through the greenery, he somehow found himself in a hole – 15 feet down. Fellow hiker Drew Mott volunteered to rappel down the hole to retrieve the dog. But when he did so, he thought he found more than just the family pet. Mott believed he had discovered some bones in that hole. Investigating not long after, Tillamook County Sheriff Andy Long and Deputy Landon Myers “put a camera down the hole and couldn’t see any bones,” Long told the Headlight Herald, “just rotting material and standing water.” That said, the hole “had been there a long time,” Long noted. It likely had been dug by treasure hunters looking for Spanish gold supposedly buried somewhere on the mountain, said Gary Albright, executive director of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. “That whole area is full of

Oregon health officials said they’ve seen a high number of flu cases this year. Yet, “There’s nothing really unusual in having influenza in the community,” said Joellyn English, a public health nurse with the Tillamook County Health Department. She said flu is not widespread in Tillamook County, although there have been patients INSIDE testing positive for Influenza influenza at the Tilupdate from lamook Regional local doctor Medical Center. Page A4 “No other clinics in the county have reported any positive cases of the flu,” said English, “so it seems it was isolated to central Tillamook. “It just feels like a lot in a small community like this when a number of people become ill all within a span of a few days.” What was unusual, said English, was how early in the flu season the virus appeared. “Usually, flu season peaks from January to March, so to see activity like that in December was a little odd,” she said. During the last two weeks of December, the local hospital reportedly screened 154 patients who exhibited respiratory symptoms of influenza. Of those, four were confirmed by the State of Oregon laboratory as h1n1, the type of virus circulating elsewhere in Oregon. English said a flu shot is “not a foolproof vaccine,” but “it’s our best defense against becoming ill if you are exposed.” Since flu season is far from over,

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By Joe Wrabek

Photographer Natasha Lackey’s dogs, Emily and Lilly, enjoy serene views of the Pacific Ocean from atop Neahkahnie Mountain north of Manzanita. The three love to hike the mountain together, although a recent accident reminds hikers of the treacherous holes that riddle the side of the mountain.

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Tillamook’s denial of PUD transmission line upheld by state By Joe Wrabek The City of Tillamook’s denial of a conditional-use permit for the Tillamook PUD’s proposed overhead transmission line along Front Street has been upheld by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). LUBA’s “final opinion and order” was issued Jan. 3. Neither the city nor the PUD had received copies of the decision by the morning of Jan. 6. The Headlight Herald obtained the document by email and provided copies to officials of the city and the PUD. LUBA’s decision followed oral arguments in Salem on Dec. 5 by attorney Tommy Brooks, representing the PUD; and attorney Greg Hathaway, representing “intervenors” Don Aufdermauer, Dennis Johnson and the Tillamook County Creamery Association – three landowners along the route of the proposed transmission line. The City of Tillamook did not appear at the LUBA hearing.

The Tillamook PUD’s proposed new overhead transmission line to Oceanside is roughly 7 miles long. At issue has been 1.1 miles of the line that would be within Tillamook’s city limits. Much of the route proposed to utilize an unused railroad right-of-way owned by the Port of Tillamook Bay. But several blocks would be along Front Street, through an industrial area adjacent to downtown. The corridor for the proposed transmission line was 100 feet wide. The PUD had said it would acquire easements for the transmission line, but Tillamook’s city zoning ordinance still required its approval as a conditional use. The conditional use for the transmission line originally was approved in January by the city’s planning commission. But on Jan. 18, that decision was appealed before the City Council by Aufdermauer and Johnson. The City Council subsequently overruled its planning commission following a heavily attended hearing Mar. 5. That decision became official when

signed in April by Mayor Suzanne Weber in April. The PUD’s board of directors in April voted to appeal the council’s denial to LUBA, which heard oral arguments Dec. 5 in Salem. The PUD argued that the Tillamook City Council’s denial of the conditional-use permit, which overruled the planning commission’s decision, was based on an issue – adverse impact on landowners – that had not been raised during the planning commission’s hearing. The PUD also claimed that the council had found no evidence that existing uses in the proposed transmission line corridor couldn’t remain, or that new structures couldn’t be built in the future. LUBA rejected both claims. “We obviously haven’t had a chance to review [the decision],” PUD public affairs director Barbara Johnson said the afternoon of Jan. 6. She said the PUD’s board will hold an executive session with its attorney prior to the PUD’s regular meeting Jan 14 to “look at our options for the future.”

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In this 2011 photo, James Aman (left), distribution engineering supervisor for the Tillamook PUD, and City Manager Paul Wyntergreen view a proposed route for a new transmission line from Tillamook to Oceanside.


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Oregon – Near Space in Tillamook, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Madras and the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton. “We’ll be conducting research in these three test ranges,” said Simpkins. And don’t call their products drones, he added. “Drones were used in WWII, usually towed behind another aircraft for target practice,” said Simpkins. “Ours are strictly used for research and to lead to the safe integration of these unmanned systems into the national airspace.” They could be anything from small “quad copters” to larger airplanes – each a different research platform for carrying out different activities. “They’re not mindless killer machines,” emphasized Tim Lachenmeier, president of Near Space Corporation. “They’re not weaponized or anything.” They’re also not spying on people. “We’re not going to be looking in people’s houses,” declared Simpkins. Each test site must have down onto reek. ad to over-

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g herContinued from Page A1 dead hadholes,” said Albright. Legend has it that 16thsub-century sailors carried a fromchest up the hillside, then vehi-dug a hole and buried their pass,treasure. After lowering the nottreasure into the hole, goes f thethe story, one of the sailors plunged his sword into the other – supposedly an African slave – and threw the body stop the loot. Why? Because local lore said the region’s Native Americans wouldn’t disturb a man’s grave, Albright said. By hiding the treasure under a dead man, the booty would remain undisturbed. Although treasure hunting was prohibited on Neahkahnie Mountain once the land became part of Oswald West State Park,

“While we’re the ones conducting the research, we’re operating under the rules and regulations of the FAA. And at the end of the research period, the FFA will determine what the new rules are for operating these systems on a national level.” Eric Simpkins, Near Space manager of business development

a privacy policy that is reviewed annually. While the participants don’t yet know precisely where they will be testing the unmanned craft, “The FAA will direct us to fly in remote, unpopulated areas,” said Simpkins. The testing regionally will take place above the Pacific Ocean and over the Cascade Mountains, he added, where population and air traffic are minimal. Simpkins said the goal is to gather data on how to safely operate these systems, to develop proper procedures, and eventually to integrate them into the national air system. Each team of test sites was chosen for its geographical

“We still get people coming in [to the museum] all the time asking about treasure,” Albright said. For each one, Albright tells the story, then notes that treasure hunting is illegal on Neahkahnie Mountain. But that doesn’t dull their excitement. “They all think they’re going to strike gold and retire early,” said Albright. “It’s like an American dream that never dies.” The legend of Spanish gold thus has spawned an increasing number of holes being dug on the mountainside by hopeful treasure hunters. Anita Leathers and her hapless dog serve as a cautionary tale for fellow hikers, even the four-legged kind. The hole they found has been marked with red ribbon, Long said – but plenty more await an unwary traveler.

diversity, said Lachenmeier. The other five teams are at sites in Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia “They were chosen based on their location, the strength of the staff in the different facilities and what research activities were already ongoing,” he said. Lachenmeier said Near Space would be continuing the company’s focus on high-altitude balloons, as well as integrating the testing of the unmanned systems along the Pacific Coast and surrounding areas. In the Northwest region, he said, those systems might assist marine research, search-and-rescue missions,

emergency response, fighting wildfires and a variety of other tasks. “Today, the Forest Service will send manned aircraft over a fire to find hot spots and the best way to combat [the fire] with the least amount of cost and expense,” Simpkins said. “But that’s dangerous territory.” Pilots can find it difficult to identify the precise borders of the wildfire, he said, whereas unmanned systems can fly day or night using inferred technology to track the fire and direct on-theground resources, all without putting a pilot in harm’s way. “The main goal is to learn the subtleties of operating these systems so they can be more widely deployed throughout the U.S.,” said Simpkins. By January 2017, the FFA will have reviewed the research data compiled by the six teams to determine if these systems can be flown safely. “While we’re the ones conducting the research, we’re operating under the rules and regulations of the FAA,” said Simpkins. “And at the end of the research period, the FFA will determine what the new rules are for operating these systems on a national level.”



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cific Oyster and David Norvelle of Bay Welding will help with removing the barge’s components, he said. “All barge materials, equipment and personal belongings will need to be removed from port property as part of this agreement,” Greenwood’s letter to the Ebels said. Ed and Denise Ebel have been unwilling to talk with the Headlight Herald about their plight.

English recommended getting vaccinated now. “There’s plenty of vaccine available at all local clinics and pharmacies,” she said. “And if you received a flu shot in late summer, before October, you might want to talk to your doctor about getting re-vaccinated, especially if you have somewhat of a frail immune system.” The vaccine itself is safe, she said. “There’s nothing live about [the injectable vaccine]. It can’t transmit the flu.” For more information, go online to

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Barview water deal as early as February By Joe Wrabek Barview residents are another month closer to having their water supplied by the City of Garibaldi. The Watseco-Barview Water District Board of Directors recently had its first look at an intergovernmental agreement under which Garibaldi would supply water to the little district. Under the agreement, presented by Garibaldi City Manager John O’Leary and public works director Blake Lettenmaier, the city would design and construct an “intertie” linking Garibaldi and Watseco-Barview. The city also would take over direct billing to Watseco-Barview water customers after the intertie was constructed. “We’re prepping [the customers],” Watseco-Barview manager Barbara Trout told O’Leary. “We’ll have a bill insert this month.” That insert would be mailed along with what Trout called the “quarterly note” about the district’s water again failing to pass state tests for total trihalomethanes. The water district would stay in business, at least for awhile, after the intertie was built, O’Leary told board members. “We don’t want to rush the dissolving of the district,” he said. The water district would continue to have regulatory

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Exercising in old age By Leslie Sauer Executive Director at Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers

Staying active at every age is one of the secrets to a long, healthy life. But, despite our best intentions, it can be difficult to motivate yourself into beginning – and sticking to – a regular exercise routine. Physical constraints or a busy schedule may create a barrier to getting adequate exercise, but it is important to prioritize physical activity into your schedule, especially as you age and your body changes. It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle and reap the benefits of active aging. Even light daily exercises can improve your body’s woundhealing process, prevent disease, foster greater independence and even increase your mental capacity. A study by the Franklin Institute established that seniors who walked regularly saw improvements in their memory, learning ability, concentration and abstract reasoning. Exercising doesn’t need to take place in a gym or even outdoors. A great way to keep in the habit of healthy movements is to incorporate small exercises into your otherwise inactive moments during the day. Do you need to reach to retrieve a glass from your cupboard? Grab the glass, return it to the cupboard, and repeat

the action with your alternate arm. Are there stairs where you live? Challenge yourself to use them instead of a ramp or elevator. Do you sit for long periods of time? Every few minutes stretch your legs out in front of you and hold them in the air for a few seconds. Even these seemingly small acts can make a big difference in improving and maintaining your health. Performing daily exercises slows the loss of muscle, strengthens bones and reduces joint problems. If you keep all of these parts of your body in working order, you’ll be less likely to suffer from painful problems such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. Keeping up on exercise also greatly improves your balance, which reduces your risk of falling and suffering a serious injury like a fractured hip. To keep our residents in tip-top shape, we incorporate exercise into our activity plan at Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers. You can find our residents , learning new exercises such as laughing yoga, participating in our daily walking club or exercise classes. The key to incorporating exercise into your life is to develop a routine that fits your wishes and needs. Keep at your own pace and learn to enjoy the benefits of a more active lifestyle! Leslie Sauer is executive director at Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers. She can be reached at 503.842.0918.

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would not break your bank, but you chose to insult and belittle me. It is not my loss! I hope that you would treat your customers with respect or your establishment will not flourish. Macrina Ybarsabal Tillamook

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Influenza update It is impossible to cut your way out of a depression By Mark Bowman, MD Tillamook Regional Medical Center

Many of you are aware that Influenza A is now widespread in much of the country as well as here in Oregon and Tillamook County. Influenza is a winter virus, and the severity and strains vary each year. The main strain circulating this year is H1N1, which caused the flu pandemic of 2009. Although this strain was covered by all of the different forms of vaccine available this year, vaccinations are only 55-60 percent effective. However, vaccinations continue to provide the best protection since even when they do not completely prevent illness, they most likely

decrease severity. Influenza vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for everyone over the age of 6 months Several aspects this season are different from past ones. Influenza impacted our community concurrently with the Portland metropolitan area; this particular strain potentially causes more severe symptoms and strikes younger patients in general; it can be more potentially fatal; and symptoms can be quite variable and even mild. Typical symptoms of influenza include: sore throat, fever, muscle pain, head ache and cough. Younger patients may have more associated nausea, as well. The sympSee UPDATE, Page A5

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By Dixie Gainer Nehalem resident So Americans are hoping for a better year in 2014. Me too! Remember when Clinton said in 1992 “It’s the economy stupid?” Well, our economy has never been as bad since the Great Depression – thanks to our trade policies, pushed through by Clinton and the Democratic Party, and the pushing for deregulation of the banks and Wall Street by the Republican Party. This has led to

massive loss of jobs and massive criminal mishandling of America’s money. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party – two sides of the same coin in the pocket of the military, industrial, congressional complex. Seventy percent of our economy is dependent on consumer spending. If you think about eating 70 percent of a good Christmas pie - that is practically the whole pie. Most jobs now See CUTS, Page A5

Making giving easy by Neal Lemery, TBCC Foundation President

A new year equals new opportunities A new year brings new opportunities and new possibilities. It is never too late to start a new life for your self. One of my family members is taking the new year to heart. She’s in her fifties, and is starting a new career path, vowing to finish her college degree and work in a profession she has dreamed about her entire life. Her children are raised and through college. Now, it’s her turn. She’s pulled up stakes, moved out of her home town, and working on her bachelor’s degree. Community college gave her the break she needed. The college was close by, and some of her friends were taking classes. It was a friendly place, and not the scary four year college out in the big city. She could take a few classes, and test the waters. Soon, she was happily going to class, studying, and fitting in with the growth and challenges that the community college offered. She met new friends, absorbed new ideas, and was excited

about the possibilities that lay ahead of to her heart. her. Her future was brighter, and she “It’s never too late to change,” had some real opportunities ahead. she tells me, as I help her move into She has meaning in her life, and she her new apartment. “I’ve never been has a new identity for herself. For the happier. Now, I realize anything is first time, anything is possible. Her life possible.” has changed, and she is happy. When we offer our support to What going to college has really TBCC, we become part of that new done is shown her that there are doors adventure, that new beginning. We in her life that she can open, that she help change people’s lives. We help can dream and imagine real change, bring that kind of enthusiasm for self and real growth, in her life, that she improvement and bettering the commuis the one who can make that change. nity to our friends and our neighbors. The community college down the street We change lives. We make a differoffered her the tools she needed to ence. And, in doing that, we change move ahead, and to make the “one day ourselves, we bring in a new year and I might like to” thought into reality. make dreams happen. Some of her friends were stuck in For more information about the thinking they are getting old, that life’s TBCC Foundation and planned givadventures are behind them, that their ing, contact Jon Carnahan at TBCC, dreams were never going to happen. (503)842-8222 x 1010. But, not her. She’s excited about her and click on “foundation.” new classes, and the ideas and ways of looking at life,. The enthusiasm she Neal Lemery is president of the finds in her career path have brought a TBCC Foundation, and a dreamer of new sparkle to her eyes and new songs possibilities. This column is paid for by the TBCC Foundation


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Tillamook Senior Center asking for help Cuts Chelsea Yarnell With more than 22 percent of Tillamook’s residents older than 65, the Tillamook Senior Center (also known as Townsend Hall) has played a valued role in the community for more than 70 years. Among other things, the center hosts Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to elderly people in the community who are unable to provide meals for themselves. It also offers space for senior citizens to play cards and shoot pool, and has a ballroom that is used for potlucks, flea markets and rummage sales. Crutches, wheelchairs and walkers are loaned from the center at no cost. But the senior center, which was built in 1938, needs help, said its coordinator, Barbara Renteria. Current repair and replacement needs include:

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In reply to last week’s letter concerning the new 10 percent county lodging tax. I am sorry Mr. and Mrs. Lerma decided not to come back to Cape Lookout State Park all because of a 10 percent tax. The cost to them was probably about $2 a day. Here’s a couple of facts: this k, but new tax which started Jan. 1, ittle 2014 mainly effected the unincorporated areas of our county. that The benefits of this tax is two om- fold. Money for our roads (30 tab- percent) and money for many upgrades to our tourist industry sabal(70 percent) which is crucial to mookour economy. When Oregonians go to Washington we also pay a nine percent sales tax. Oh well, maybe they will rethink it and the return to the beautiful Oregon ways coast for year 23. But rememOpen ber to bring money, honey. ant to Which brings me to my second subject, “tourist,” which a lot of people think is a dirty word. I always wonder if these same people ever go on vacation? If they do, does that mean they are a tourist too? We happen to own a vacation rental home in Oceanside (I voted for the lodging tax). So far I haven’t lost any business because of it. I hear (from locals) all the tourist bring everything with them, groceries and etc. Hard to do on an airplane. The other day I was at the house and from one family there was 29 bags from Safeway and four from Fred Myer and one from the liquor store, all neatly together. They go to restaurants, buy gas, crabs, cheese, visit TCCa and all the y. other great places we have in nd Tillamook that we take for wo granted. Embrace the tourist; the they are good people just like dus- you and me. plex. Lastly in regard to the letter r from Leonard Leis on mari-

The hall’s initial construction was made possible through funds from Dr. Francis Townsend. Townsend had a national vision that if $200 a month was delegated for each U.S. citizen over age 60, $2 billion to $3 billion could be distributed to the 10 million to 12 million residents in that age category. By 1935, Townsend had more than 2.23 million follow-

ers in 7,000 clubs. Townsend’s non-governmental program reportedly served as a political impetus for President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create the Social Security Act of 1935. The $5,000 used to build Tillamook’s Townsend Hall came as a reward for selling subscriptions to Townsend’s newspaper, “The Townsend Weekly.”

• Weatherization of the building, expected to cost $6,000 to $8,000 • Replacement of 21 old, single-pane windows • The ceiling and walls of the ballroom need to be painted • The ballroom kitchen needs a new microwave and a stove with a self-cleaning oven • Benches and platforms need to be removed from the ballroom, and its floor needs repairs • And the center needs col-

lapsible, round tables for card games. The repairs likely will cost in the neighborhood of $25,000, Renteria said. She added that the center also needs the help of an attorney willing to donate time, as well as volunteers to keep the center functioning. The building still stands at its original location, the corner of Fourth and Stillwell. The original hall had a seating capacity of

juana, I say “amen.” Having lost a daughter March 23, 2013 because of drugs which started with marijuana in high school, I couldn’t agree more. Yes, alcohol is just as bad as marijuana and it is legal and yes, it kills too. Too many times innocent people die because of drunk drivers. My question is if people need medical marijuana why don’t they go to the doctor, get prescription, go to the local pharmacy and have the prescription filled just like we do for any other medical drug. That sure would make more sense to me. Until next time – Happy New Year. Barbara Rodriguez Tillamook

have been my child running out to give her a letter that I’d forgotten to mail. This is an unimproved road posted at 25 mph which welcomes the 8+ free ranging dogs throughout its entirety. Calling it a “safe road” would be an understatement. The mail lady shows no remorse, the postmaster shows no compassion, and I feel the whole matter should have been handled differently. She is still delivering mail and I have not received any further contact from the postmaster. I’m wondering “what” or “who” will be the next victim. My family has lost a 13-year friend. My children can’t sleep because Mandy isn’t by their bedside any longer, and you show no remorse... Shame on you mail lady, and shame on the postmaster as well. Mac Erickson Tillamook

Shame on you, mail lady On Dec. 28, as the mail lady pulled away from my parents’ mailbox on Fawcett Creek Road, our beloved Lab “Mandy” walked out to get her treat from the mail vehicle, which she has done for the past 13 years. Only this time, the mail lady wasn’t looking and ran Mandy over, killing her instead. My dad heard the awful sound and ran into the road to try and save her. As he was scooping Mandy off of the pavement, the mail lady took off, without helping or any words of remorse. We contacted her supervisor (postmaster) in person, who refused to allow us to file a formal complaint. As the days went by, we found that she had hit two other dogs in the past three weeks on the same road and had wiped out someone’s mailbox in the process! We confronted her on Dec. 31 and (amongst other conversation) asked for an apology. She gave a snide remark, smirked, and drove away. After looking at the scenario I realized how easily this could

RE: Smith boys’ fund raiser I have always loved what a great community we have in Tillamook, and my respect for the great citizens of Tillamook has increased in the past week. My sons have been working to earn a farm that will save 10 families in a third world country from hunger. Last week’s article in the Headlight Herald about the fundraiser has blessed me with multiple phone calls from loving people who helped our cause. The monetary donations, pop cans and words of support are all greatly appreciated (I do want to note I talked to a nice lady last week and arranged pickup of her pop cans, the paper with your address accidently got thrown away, I am super sorry we would love to come pick them up, if you still want please call us again, sorry for the inconvenience). I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has bought candy bars from our

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500. The first Townsend Club meeting was held Aug. 29, 1938, in a brand-new building that had cost $5,000 to build. But time and wear have worn down many areas of the building. “It’s been really hard to get people to come,” added Renteria, “but we think if we clean and paint and make it more inviting, more people will come in and use the facility.” The nonprofit center relies heavily on donations, as well as rent from events hosted in the hall, and other small events such as garage sales, to keep it operating. Help has come in particular from the Tillamook PUD, and from Tillamook High School students through their annual “Charity Drive,” Renteria told the Headlight Herald. “They updated the electricity inside and painted the outside.” For more information, call Renteria at 503-842-8988.

boys, I enjoy getting to watch people who are being approached by our boys have a smile on their face! I can tell the sole purpose in purchasing is helping the fund raiser (although we are selling Worlds Finest Chocolates which are delicious!) We are selling Pampered Chef as part of our fundraiser as well, so if you need some great kitchen gadgets that you didn’t get for Christmas just give us a call and place an order. 503812-8427 The farm consists of 28 vaccinated animals: two cows, two goats, two pigs, two sheep and 20 chickens, feed for the animals and training of how to take care of the animals and get the most out what they produce. I would like to especially thank Bill and Alden your kind words and support of our boys’ fundraiser means a lot to us! Briar and Micah Smith Tillamook

Continued from Page A4 are temporary, part time, low paying jobs, and hundreds of people are applying for any jobs available. Consumer spending has to go way up before real jobs come back. The 7 percent unemployment rate is not a true picture but reflects the effect of the government shutdown. All those people have gone back to work. When food stamps are cut, thousands of dollars are removed from every county in our country. When cost of living increases for social security and pensions are cut, more money is removed from the total economy. When Veterans benefits and unemployment benefits are cut - same thing, more money removed from our economy. Local businesses all over America take in less money and have to cut back and lay

Update Continued from Page A4 toms generally begin 1-4 days after exposure and last for a week or more. Influenza is typically spread through coughing and sneezing or hand to face among close contacts. The best course of action if one becomes infected is to stay home unless having breathing problems. The

off more people. It’s a slide to the bottom. It is impossible to cut your way out of a depression - it doesn’t work. There are two things I would like people to realize about our economy: The more we cut, the worse it gets, and while we are cutting, we are giving 80 to 100 billion dollars every year to the six largest banks - those with 500 billion or more in assets. Eighty to 100 billion dollars a year are given to such banks as Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citi Bank, Bank of America, JP Morgan etc. So we cut food stamps and give billions to the big banks. Ongoing bank bailouts make a mockery of budget talks. You can Google “ongoing bank bailout” and read all about it. To make 2014 a better year, you can vote with your money, and put it in a smaller bank that does not take food from hungry children, money from seniors, veterans, and the unemployed.

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Haila (Hayla) Cheryl Ann Ruhl Haila was born May 14, 1992 to Roxanne Ruhl in Klamath Falls, Ore. and lived there until the age of eight when her battle with an aggressive form of cancer precipitated a move to the Portland metro area, close to the world-class treatment provided by Shriners/Doernbechers Children’s Hospital. Following her stubborn conquest over the disease, Hay moved to Tillamook in 2003 with her newly expanded family where she quickly became a beloved member of her community and peers, spreading her frenetic zest for life, brilliant smile and firecracker personality to all around her. Hay was tragically taken from us in a single car accident on the morning of Dec. 30, sadly passing in the blazing sunrise of new commitments and directions in life, love, family, fitness, career and hobbies. Hayla was a dedicated mommy, loyal friend and beloved family member. An avid Subaru enthusiast and fantastic cook with an impeccable sense of fashion, she will be sorely missed but forever remembered in happiness for all the joy she spread and everything she did to make us better people everyday. Hayla was part of a large blended and extended family. She is survived by her daughter, Jaedyn Bailee Reed; parents Roxanne Ruhl and John Martin; father Garrett Sullivan; brothers and sister Tie Ruhl, Charles Martin, Cliona Martin, Danie Watts, Andrew Hamilton, Kyle Hamilton, Joseph Sullivan, Finley Sullivan; her daughter’s father Brannon Reed; and many grandparents, great grandparents, cousins, aunties and uncles to numerous to list here. Final arrangements for the Subaru memorial rally on Jan. 11 and a celebration of life ceremony in Netarts on Jan. 18 will be made available and updated as needed on the Hayla Ruhl Memorial Facebook page.

rels from the river. They lived there until their new two-story frame house could be completed and not have any more worry of rattle snakes in the house. Virge began working outside the home at a young age, caring for small children and cooking at near-by ranches. During high school she clerked in a general store. After graduation, she continued work in the general store and boarded her younger siblings so they could attend school during the winter months. It was there in the store she met a young Texan who sparked her interest. She married J.P. McDaniel in 1935 and the following year settled in Montana with their first born son. After their move to Montana, five more children completed their family. They owned and operated a general store, gas station, and small trucking company in Pony, Mont. for about 10 years. Virge raised their family, ran the store, and hand-pumped gas. Relocating to Ennis, MT. they continued in the grocery business and further expanded to include a meat market, locker plant, and garage. In 1953 they followed JP’s dream to Ketchikan, Alaska. for two years. In Alaska the family found new meaning and purpose for life that would shape the rest of their lives. To keep the family close during college years they returned to Montana where they lived until their family was grown. In 1965 Virge and JP relocated to central California to continue their thriving Bee business. In 1984 they retired and settled in Michigan to be near their two sons. They lived there until J.P. passed away in 1994 at which time Virge moved to Tillamook to be near her two daughters. Virge enjoyed cooking, baking, needlework, reading and traveling. (She liked to say her middle name was “Go”). She thoroughly enjoyed her time traveling with family to the Far East in 1983 and also her trip with family across the southern U.S. in

2004. She was a very active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had the gift of hospitality and loving care to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband J.P. and her daughter Jane; her sisters Zella Drageset, Susan Nitschneiter and Amy Tidball; and her brothers Robert Tidball and Boone Tidball. She leaves behind to honor her life, her children: Dick and Yvonne McDaniel, Lincoln, Calif.; Sue and Pastor Bill Smith, Tillamook; Dr. Wayne and Shirley McDaniel, Jamestown, N.D.; Dean and Valora McDaniel, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Joyce and Russell Hustwaite, Tillamook; sisters: Jennie Comer, Missoula, Mont.; Bess Franzen, Beaverton; brothers: Bert Tidball, Florence, Mont.; Bennett (Lon) Tidball, Tillamook: 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and our great-great grandchildren. She passed peacefully to her rest at home surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 5 , 2014, at the age of 102. Services will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2610 First St., Tillamook, OR. 97141 on Jan. 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Ennis, Mont. at a time not yet confirmed. Memorial contributions may be made to Uplifting Him Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 215, Berrien Springs, MI 49103 or www.UpliftingHim. org.

Denise Gail Collum

Denise Collum, 53, of Bay City, passed away Jan. 3, 2014 peacefully in her sleep. Denise was born in Hillsboro on Sept. 26, 1960 to Jack and Wanda Smith. She moved to Tillamook County with her family in 1970 where she remained the rest of her life. Denise married Larry Winfrey on April 18, 1979. To-

gether they had three children and Denise chose to be a stay at home mom to raise them. After raising her children, Denise went to work at the Tillamook Creamery where she met and later married the love of her life, Wally Collum, on Jan. 9, 2006. Denise felt her gretest accomplishment was her children. She was a loving wife, a caring mother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Denise is survived by her husband, Wally Collum; three children Chad Winfrey, Brandy Estoos and Levi Winfrey; brother Russell Smith; father Jack Smith and mother Wanda Kinkade. No service is planned. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Jan was active in P.E.O. and Glenn volunteered at the Air Museum. They moved back to Lake Oswego to be near their children but Jan visited Rockaway often. Glenn died in 2009. Jan is survived by her daughter, Lori (David) Baumgarten; granddaughter, Kaitlin; son, Patrick (Sara); grandsons, Will and Kelly. Remembrances: P.E.O. Oregon Chapter BU, c/o Lynn Miller, 1315 Frazier Ct., Portland, OR 97229. A celebration of Jan’s life is planned for Sunday, Jan. 26 from 12:30-2:30 at Oswego Lake Country Club. Visit www.anewtradition. com if you’d like to leave a tribute to Jan.

Janet Lee Cunningham Shannon

Paul Carleton Baker, born Jan. 13, 1919, in Oklahoma City, passed away Dec. 26, 2013 at Friendsview Retirement Community health center. A memorial service will be held at Sherwood Community Friends Church on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Jan Shannon died peacefully in Dec., 2013. Jan was born in Seattle in 1935 and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland, graduating from Grant High School in 1953. Jan attended Oregon State and married Glenn Shannon in 1956. After military service in Verona, Italy, they settled in Redding, Calif., where daughter, Lori, was born. Jan and Glenn moved to Wenatchee, Wash. where son, Patrick, was born, then to Lake Oswego. Jan traveled with Glenn, entertained work associates and was the anchor for home and family. She worked at Kingsbury’s clothing store in Lake Oswego. In 1984 Jan and Glenn moved to San Francisco and bought a 42-foot boat, on which they lived for the next 12 years in California and Washington. In 1996, Jan and Glenn moved to Rockaway Beach where they lived until 2008. They loved living at the beach.

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DeLores was a piano teacher and church organist. She met Donald William Neahring, the love of her life, when they played and sang for a funeral together. They were married on July 3, 1955 and farmed and raised their family in the Stewartville-Racine, Minn. area until moving to Nehalem in July of 1977 where they operated a dairy farm until Don‘s death in 1984. During the earlier years of their marriage, Don and DeLores enjoyed being foster parents and raising registered dogs and Persian cats. They also enjoyed playing and singing together for church weddings and funerals, gardening in their green house; and traveling. After the death of her beloved husband, DeLores moved to her son Steve Neahring’s farm and kept busy giving piano lessons, making ceramics, gardening, reading, writing, and attending Bible studies. She was a deaconess at Calvary Bible Church in Manzanita, a member of the local garden club, and a Master Gardener. She loved birds, especially her Yellow Naped Amazon parrot “Emily.” However, her greatest joy was her family. She moved to the Nehalem Bay House in Bayside Gardens in September of 2009. She is survived by her brother Ted Doten of Norfolk, Nebraska; her children Steve (Lynda) Neahring, Larry Neahring, Jack (Sharon) Neahring, Judy (David) Wilson, Penny (Karl) Krause, and Nancy (Bill) Dillard; her grandchildren Beci (Brian) Bailey, Tim (Carla) Neahring, Josh (April) Neahring, Mario (Rocil) Neahring, Jordan Neahring, Raedene Neahring, Crystal (Mike) Green, Adam (Sara) Neahring, Dionne (Cayben) Marshall, Ben Neahring, Chelsea Neahring, Matt (Carrie) Neahring, Connie (Glenn) Grimes, Nick (Tammy) Neahring, Kyle Neahring, Hollie (Joel) Blake, Lacie Anderson, Amie Anderson, Tana Dillard, BJ Dillard, and Ryan Dillard; and 34 great grandchildren. DeLores was preceded in death by her husband Donald Neahring, a granddaughter Katie Anderson, and a grandson Nathan Neahring. A memorial service was held Jan. 4, 2013 at Calvary Bible Church in Manzanita with internment at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton, Oregon.

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DeLores Ann Doten Neahring was born on July 17, 1930 at the tuberculosis sanitarium in Cannon Falls, Minn. DeLores went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 24, 2013. Her father, Laurence Doten, was killed while working as an immigration officer on the border of Minnesota and Canada when she was six weeks old. Her mother, Clara (Voxland) Doten, died from tuberculosis when DeLores was almost 10 months old. After the death of her parents, her paternal grandparents, Albert and Clara (Wooldridge) Doten and her aunt Agnes Doten opened their home and hearts to her and raised her in Stewartville, Minn. Before and after marriage

Virge Margaret McDaniel Virge Margaret McDaniel (Tad) was born on a sheep ranch near Belle Fourche, S.D. on July 30, 1911 to Denver and Jennie Tidball, the third of 10 children. When she was a year old, the family of five spent several summers living in a sheep wagon out on the open range with their large band of sheep. When Virge was 5 years old the family moved to Colorado where she started school. Her older sister drove the three school-age children five miles to school in a twowheeled pony wagon. Two years later they returned to South Dakota to an old log trading post that served as their home. It was chinked with mud and grass, with muslin tacked over the inside to cover the logs and the roof was covered with shale.They hauled water in wooden bar-

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By Joe Wrabek Anna Rose Welsh of Nehalem went to jail Jan. 6. Welsh had pleaded guilty Dec. 16 to two counts of attempting to induce a child to engage in a display of sexually explicit conduct for a person to observe and record in a visual recording. There were two criminal counts, because there were two separate victims, both minors. The “attempt to” charge carries a lesser sentence than what Welsh

originally had faced. Tillamook County Circuit Judge Mari Garric Trevino sentenced Welsh to two consecutive 20-month terms in state prison. Welsh then will have 24 months of Anna Welsh post-prison supervision and be required to register as a sex offender. Welsh, 32, was arrested in

The people have spoken: ‘Leave Second Street alone’ By Sayde Moser A crowd gathered in the Tillamook City Council chambers the evening of Jan. 6 to ensure the council got a message. They wanted Second Street left as is. Several weeks ago, the council discussed the possibility of closing Second Street between Main and Pacific avenues and converting it to a pedestrian plaza. Since that time, other options have been presented, including turning that portion of Second into a one-way street and adding several parking spaces, closing it only during festivals and other public events, or narrowing it into a one-way route and widening the adjoining sidewalks, thereby giving up parking spaces. The resounding opinion of those present at the City Council meeting Jan. 8 was that the local economy is too fragile to try something new. “It’s almost a competition downtown about which storefront will be empty next month,” said former Tillamook mayor Don Hurd. “We need to be extra careful about what we do in this economy.” Gary Albright, executive director of the Tillamook County

Pioneer Museum, agreed. “I eat at the Blue Moon Café,” said Albright, “and I can’t tell you how often I see people pull up and practically fall out of their car into the café. It does matter that it’s the closest spot to getting food. “If that’s what it takes to continue to be a viable business in Tillamook, then we should consider the fragile nature of the economy.” The Blue Moon Café has been in business downtown for 16 years, said current owner Amber Hysell. “I get a lot of senior citizens come in that can’t walk three blocks, so I must have parking for them,” she said. The council subsequently agreed to leave Second Street unchanged, except when a special occasion might call for a temporary street closure. “The people have spoken,” said City Councilor John Sandusky. “Just know that what was behind this idea was to bring people together and perhaps bring more business that way.” “I still think that concept is a really good idea, but maybe there’s a better place to do it,” said Councilor Cheryl Davy. The council’s decision was greeted by brief applause from those present.

December 2012 for sex crimes involving underage boys. According to investigators with the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Welsh was accused of engaging in sex acts with at least one of the victims, and sending and requesting pornographic images of the victims via electronic devices. Tillamook County District Attorney Bill Porter presented an impassioned statement from the victims’ mother – “Our lives were consumed by this turmoil,” she said – after which Trevino asked

whether the mother (whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victims) agreed with the plea bargain reached between Porter and Welsh’s attorney, John Tuthill. She replied that she did. One of her goals had been to keep her children from appearing at trial, she said. Tuthill subsequently presented no testimonials in support of Welsh, and Welsh declined to comment. She was taken into custody when the hearing closed.

Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce banquet sells out The 77th annual Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, that will once again highlight business and individuals in the community who have gone above and beyond, has sold out two weeks prior to the event. “The response this year was overwhelming,” said the chamber’s executive director Justin Aufdermauer. “We had to add 10 tables over last year to accommodate.” The ceremony on Jan 18 will include a full buffet provided by

15 different local restaurants, as well as a silent and oral auction. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. “The whole purpose of the event is to honor those businesses who’ve really stood out,” said chamber director Justin Aufdermauer. Chamber Board President Jennifer Purcell will be giving a recap of events in 2013 and what the chamber’s goals are in 2014. 2014 Chamber Award nominees:

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Tillamook Design De Garde Brewing La Mexicana Foundational Wellness John Tuthill & Associates Food Roots Imago Dei Photography

Sterling Bank Ken Werner – Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Dale Buck- Retired/Tillamook Farm Bureau Bob Weeks- Tillamook Motor Company Dave Hollandsworth- State Farm Insurance Peggy Walstead – House of Grace

LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sheldon Oil Tillamook Pharmacy North Coast Lawn Garibaldi House Near Space Sterling Bank Coast Comm BUSINESS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Eugen Tish – Garibaldi House Inn & Suites Jim McGinnis –

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR Pelican Brewery & Tap Room – Kiwanda Hospitality Group Tillamook Medical Plaza – Tillamook Regional Medical Center Rodeo Steakhouse/La Mexicana – Juan Carlos Mendez Tillamook Transportation District/Northwest Connector – Doug Pilant

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS On Dec. 6, Patrick Aaron Jones, 37, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants, a class A misdemeanor, committed on or about Nov. 16, 2013. Jones’s driver’s license was suspended for three years. Jones was sentenced to jail for 180 days and ordered to pay assessed costs of $1,800. On Dec. 6, Eric Scott Landolt was found in violation of probation for failing to report as directed, and was sentenced to jail for six months with 12-month post-prison supervision.

On Dec. 16, Brian Robert Brandy was found in violation of probation and sentenced to jail 12 months with 24-month post-prison supervision. On Dec. 17, Roberto Allen Aparicio was found in violation of probation for consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage. Probation was not revoked. On Dec. 23, Steven Taggart was found in violation of probation for using or possessing a controlled substance and consuming alcohol. Probation was not revoked. On Dec. 30, Tammi L.

Guillory, 44, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants, a class A misdemeanor, committed on or about Oct. 12, 2013. Guillory’s driver’s license was suspended for 12 months. Guillory was sentenced to jail for 48 hours and supervised probation for 24 months, and ordered to pay assessed costs of $1,000. On Dec. 30, Pablo Carbajal Munoz, 42, pleaded guilty to refusing the inspection of a license, tag, permit or wildlife, a class A misdemeanor, committed on or about Oct. 19, 2013. Munoz’s fishing license was

suspended for three years. Munoz was sentenced to jail for 10 days and bench probation for 36 months, and ordered to pay assessed costs of $200. On Dec. 30, Fernest John Navaree, Jr., 34, pleaded guilty to refusing to take a test for intoxicants, an unclassified violation, committed on or about Nov. 10, 2013. Navaree was ordered to pay assessed costs of $650. On Dec. 30, Mark Loren Streeter was found guilty of seven counts of contempt of court and sentenced to bench probation for 60 months.

County development director resigns By Joe Wrabek Tillamook County community development director John Boyd resigned Dec. 31. B o y d ’s letter of resignation did not give a reason for his departure, Coun- John Boyd ty Commissioner Mark Labhart told the Headlight Herald. Boyd had been hired in November 2012. County commissioners met in a four-minute meeting Dec.

31 to appoint senior Tillamook County planner Bryan Pohl as interim community development director. Pohl’s appointment was effective Jan. 1. There are a number of issues Pohl will be facing, Labhart said: • Ongoing discussions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency about the county’s Community Assistance Program participation and rising flood insurance rates in general • Tillamook County’s new transient lodging tax, which had been assigned to the community development department to administer • And a recently received grant for revising the county’s land-use ordinances.

Port of Garibaldi to hire interim manager By Joe Wrabek Port of Garibaldi commissioners said they will hire a parttime interim manager to help with recruiting a successor to Kevin Greenwood. Greenwood, the Garibaldi port’s general manager since 2009, recently accepted a job with the Port of Newport and is tentatively scheduled to start there Feb. 3. “There’s a lot of work we’re expecting out of the recruiter,”

port commission president Val Folkema said. “I’d like to have them close at hand. I’ll feel more comfortable if we have our own person.” Greenwood suggested two possible interim managers – Jennie Messmer, a former League of Oregon Cities recruiter who most recently served as Wheeler’s interim city manager, and Bill Anderson of the Special Districts Association of Oregon. The port commissioners will interview interim manager candidates during

ELKS NATIONAL HOOP SHOOT FREE-THROW CONTEST Tillamook Junior High School January 11th, 2014 at 10AM Hosted by Tillamook Elks Lodge Contact Gary Beyer at 503-842-2661

The Elks Hoop Shoot is free to boys and girls who will be between ages of 8-13 on April 1st 2014. Age Brackets are 8-9, 10-11, 12-13. Winners advance through district, state, and regional contests.

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‘It’s personal’ Newport man biking across U.S. ends in Tillamook by Chelsea Yarnell All Stephen Swift wanted to do when he began his trek was to share his story, to create a connection with others who were battling cancer. “When I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it really scared me,” Swift said. “I had just lost my wife in a car accident. I was going through a lot.” To help deal with his grief, Swift, 52, left his hometown of Newport on May 7, 2012, to bike across the country. Strapped to the back of his bicycle was a sign: “It’s personal’ Biking/Hiking/ Walking/Talking across America ... for cancer.” “I had cancer,” Swift said. “My family had cancer. It’s personal. “I’m getting out there and doing something, rather than let cancer kill me. I’m changing my whole life.” After traveling across the continental U.S., he ended his 21-month bike journey just a few days before reaching Tillamook on Dec. 24. “There was not an itinerary, [I] did it just to go,” Swift said. “Some would say it’s like a bucket list. But [it was] also about re-finding God.” As he recounts his journey while sitting in a coffeehouse, Swift lays on a table the treasures from his adventure – notebooks filled with good-luck notes from strangers

“Some call it a pilgrimage, some call it a journey. I just call it a bike ride.” Stephen Swift and photo albums filled with pictures of people who supported him during on his journey. “It’s the people you meet along the way that encourage you and inspire you... That’s what kept me going,” Swift said. He flips through the pages and photos, providing a brief account of each person. He’s unable to pick his favorite – each was essential to his journey. “No matter where I went, there always seemed to be someone who cared,” said Swift. “And when those little things happened, I thought it was a God thing.” True, not everyone welcomed him during his trek. On occasion, he was labeled a homeless man and a drifter. “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, if you have scruff on your face or dirt on your hands. What matters is

your willingness to survive,” said Swift. When he was short of cash, Swift would look for work. With a background in landscape construction, he once built a memorial garden for a church in the small town of Harford, Penn. “The pastor’s here and I’m there,” Swift said, pointing to a photo of the church garden’s dedi-

cation ceremony. “The pastor is trying to tell the people that a total stranger came, not looking for any help, just lost, and he came into our town.” Depending on how much money he’d make from his odd jobs, he would stay in hotels, or a generous stranger’s home, or camp in the tent he brought with him. Now, Swift said, he’s making

his way to Sandpoint, Idaho, to be with his daughter. He plans to write a book about his adventure and share the stories of kindnesses he encountered from strangers. “I biked all the way around the country. How many people can say that? “Some call it a pilgrimage,” said Smith, “some call it a journey. I just call it a bike ride.”

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2014Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Wednesday, January 8 Fruit of our Hands Women’s Ministries – 6:30 p.m., second Wednesday, Hebo Christian Center. Open to all women. Cost is $3. Call Tawnya Crowe at 503-398-2896. Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis – Noon-1 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Pine Grove Community Club, Manzanita. Call Jane Beach, 503-368-5141. Rockaway Beach city Council – 6 p.m., second Wednesdays, City Hall. Open to the public. Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District Board Meeting – 7 p.m., second Wednesday of the month, Station 87 Hebo. Contact Chief Kris Weiland kweiland@ 503-392-3313. Port of Garabaldi Meeting-7 p.m. Rockaway Beach City Hall.

Thursday, January 9 Clair Thomas presents “Hemlock Compost Tea as a Treatment for Knotweed” -6:30 p.m. Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Knotweed, an invasive plant species, is spreading quickly throughout our region. Thomas & dedicated HS students have researched and seen promising results in a non-chemical control agent – a compost tea made from Hemlock leaf litter. Join LNWC at the next Regular Council Meeting to learn more about their exciting results. Free event and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Chrissy Smith, Coordinator, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council at LNWC@nehalemtel. net or at 503-368-7424. Parkinson’s Support Group – 1-2:30 p.m., second Thursday, Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th Ave. Free. Call Mike or Joanne Love, 503-355-2573. American Association of University Women – 11:30 a.m. lunch, noon meeting. Second Thursday, Pancake House, Tillamook. Call 503-8127157. Guests are welcome Tillamook County Art Association – 11 a.m.-noon, second Thursdays, 1000 Main St., Suite 7, Tillamook (next to the Fern Restaurant). Call Howard Schultz at 503-842-7415.

Friday, January 10

CALENDAR WEEKLY SENIOR ACTIVITIES – Laughing yoga, 4 p.m. Mon., Pinochole, 2 p.m. Tues., Bunco, 1 p.m. Wed., Dominoes, 7 p.m. Thurs., Poker, 1:30 p.m. Sat. Everyone welcome. 503-842-0918.

Tillamook School District – 5:30 p.m., second Monday. Open to the public. Call for meeting location, 503-842-4414.

STORYTIME – Tues. 10 a.m. (24-36 months); Wed. 10 a.m. (3-5 years); Thurs. 10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. (6-12 years); Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. (birth-24 months); Saturdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. main library.

Neah-Kah-Nie School District – 6:30 p.m., second Monday. Open to the public.

START MAKING A READER TODAY – Volunteers needed to read to Nestucca Valley Elementary students. 12:45-2:15 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Call Diane, 503-965-0062.

Nestucca Valley School District – 6 p.m., second Monday. At Nestucca Junior/Senior High School. Open to the public.

Sunday, January 12 Pacific I.O.O.F. pancake breakfast – 8-11 a.m., second Sunday, Bay City I.O.O.F. Hall. $5 per adult, $2.50 per child under 12.

Monday, January 13 The Monday Musical Club of Tillamook presents “Let Freedom Sing”-7 p.m. First Christian Church, Tillamook. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Adam Schwend at (503) 457-8865. Fairview Grange monthly meeting and potluck dinner-6

TILLAMOOK SENIOR CENTER – Meals at noon Mon-Fri; pinochle at 10 a.m. Fri.; free bingo 10 a.m.-noon third Thurs.; cards 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.; Senior Club meeting and potluck at 11:30 a.m. second Fri.; pool and drop-in center 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri. 316 Stillwell Ave. Call 503-842-8988.

Tuesday, January 14 Tillamook County Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting-3:00 p.m. Port of Tillamook Bay Conference Room, 4000 Blimp Blvd., Tillamook. For any questions or additional information please call Tillamook County at 503-842-3419. Netarts Water Trail Meeting-5:30-7:30 p.m. Netarts Community Club 4949 Hwy SR131, Netarts.The public is encouraged to join the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership at their next Water Trail meeting. Light refreshments will be provided. Agenda items include: Netarts water trail vision and process, Oregon Statewide Trails Plan update, Oregon State Marine Boards update regarding non-motorized crafts, and discussion of the formation of local Trails Club (terrestrial and water). Please contact Julie Chick with questions at 503322-2222 or Tillamook county citizens for human dignity – 6 p.m., second Tuesday, Tillamook County Library. Open to the public. Bay City Council – 6 p.m., second Tuesday, City Hall. Open to the public. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – 8:45-9 a.m. check-in; 9-11 a.m. meeting, second and fourth Tuesday. First Christian Church, Tillamook. Registration and dues required. Call Tanya, 503-815-8224. Tillamook historical society – 11 a.m. Hoquarton House next to the Tillamook Post Office. For those interested in local history. Call 503-965-6973.

Wellspring Adult Respite Care – 10 a.m-4 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Tillamook United Methodist Church. 503-815-2272.

Tillamook County Woodturners meeting - Every second Saturday of the month at 8792 Doughty Rd., Bay City at 10 a.m. For more information, call 503-801-0352.

OPEN MIC NIGHT – Wednesday nights, from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Dutchmill there is an open mic and jam.

Nehalem City Council – 7:30 p.m., second Monday, City Hall. Open to the public.

Beginner square dance lessons-7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge 209 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. The public is invited to attend and lessons are free. Dates in January and February. Sponsored by the Wave Steppers of Tillamook Bay Square Dance Club. For more information contact Bob Allen 503-322-3819 or Joe Wrabek at 503-812-4050.

Kids karaoke - noon, 2nd St. Public Market, 2003 2nd St., Tillamook. Second Saturday every month. $1 a song, ages 20 and under. Info: 503-842-9797.

TILLAMOOK KIWANIS CLUB – Tillamook Kiwanis Club Meets on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at the Pancake House.

Cloverdale Water District – 7 p.m., second Monday, Cloverdale Sanitary District Building, 34540 U.S. Hwy. 101. Call 503-392-3515.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group – 10-11:30 a.m., second Tuesday, Five Rivers Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 3500 12th St., Tillamook. 503-842-0918, or email

Bay City Map Your Neighborhood informational meeting-10 a.m. Bay City Fire Hall. Come meet your neighbors and find out about Map Your Neighborhood, a neighbor helping neighbor approach to emergency preparedness. Captains are needed from most neighborhoods. All Bay City residents are encouraged to attend. Contact Wendy Schink at 503-812-0540.


p.m. potluck, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Third St. and Olson Rd. For more information contact

Benny and the Bay City Rocker’s Concert-6 p.m. 2nd Street Public Market, Tillamook. Benny and the Bay City Rockers’ first concert of 2014, and it’s free. Come sing along to your favorite tunes with this fun band. Enjoy a family friendly time with all you friends, or make some new ones. There is food and drinks available from the local vendors. With the success of their previous concert themes, this month it’s Cowboy/ Cowgirl. Contact Gordon McCraw at gordon@gamweather. com for more information.

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Disability services help – 1-4 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Sheridan Square community room, 895 Third St., Tillamook. Sponsored by NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. Call Julie Woodward, 503-842-2770 or 800-584-9712.

Nehalem Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – 5:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Sea Shack second floor, Wheeler. American Legion Auxiliary Post 47 – 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Senior Center, 316 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. Diabetes and All That Jazz support group - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., second Tuesday of every month. Conference Room A, Tillamook Regional Medical Center - third floor. 503-815-2443. Tillamook Beekeeper Meeting-7 p.m., second Tuesdays of every month. Art Space, Hwy 101 and 5th St., Bay City. For experienced, new, and want to be beekeepers. Call Bob Allen at 503-322-3819 or Terry Fullan at 503-3687160 for more information.

Wednesday, January 15 Living Well with a Chronic Condition-1:30-4 p.m. Tillamook Medical Plaza (next to the hospital). Over 45% of the population has at least one chronic condition which can reduce a person’s quality of life. In this six week program, learn how to take control of your health issues, save on increasing health costs and possibly prevent further developments. No charge. Please call to register- 503-815-2270. Migoto Yamadori Bonsai Club of Tillamook – 7-9 p.m., third Wednesdays, Tillamook PUD building, 1115 Pacific Ave. Call Ruth LaFrance, 503-842-5836. Wellspring Adult Respite Care – 10 a.m-4 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Tillamook Seventh-day Adventist Church. 503-815-2272. International Order of Rainbow for Girls – 7 p.m., first and

Beginner square dance lessons Jan. 10-7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge 209 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. The public is invited to attend and lessons are free. Dates in January and February. third Wednesdays, Tillamook Masonic Hall. 503-842-6758. Cloverdale committee – 6:30 p.m., third Wednesday, The Lions Den, Cloverdale. Rockaway Beach Nature Preserve & Waterways Committee - Meeting will be held every third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Rockaway Beach City Hall 276 Hwy 101 S. Downstairs in the seminar room. Contact Bill Browne for more information 503 341-3744.

Thursday, January 16 A Conversation on Poverty-6:30 p.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St., Tillamook. CARE (Community Action Resource Enterprises) is hosting a forum on ways of dealing with poverty in Tillamook County. Contact Erin Skaar at eskaar@ or call 503-8425261 for more information. Break Free from Depression-1:30-3:30 p.m. NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, 5010 Third Street, Tillamook. It may be your neighbor, your friend or family member. If you know someone who is struggling with depression, encourage them to attend the next session of Depression Recovery: Light on the Horizon. The eight week program topics include nutrition for a healthy brain, stress management, living beyond loss, improving brain function. Fee: $60. No charge for those over 60. You may try out the first session without obligation, but please call 503-815-2270 to register. Tillamook County Quilt Guild – 10:30 a.m., third Thursday, Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop Rd., Tillamook. Diabetes Support Group– 2-3 p.m., third Thursday, Middle Way Health Clinic, 2615 Sixth St., Tillamook. Call Kathie Graves, 503842-5451 or Rose, 503-842-4809. Bay City VFW Post 2848 – 6 p.m. third Thursday, Bay City Hall. North County Grief Support Group – 3-4:30 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Calvary Bible Church, Manzanita. Call 503-368-6544, ext. 2313. Grief Support Group - North County – First and third Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church in Manzanita. Tillamook Hospital’s relief chaplain Michael Gabel presents information to help with the grief process. Breastfeeding Support Group - Third Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. in the Riverbend room of the North Coast Recreation District. Leaders will guide participants in the discussion topic for the one-hour meeting followed by the opportunity for mothers to connect and network. Children are welcome. to attend. A $1 donation is requested to support the use of the space. Call Carlotta Roddy at 503-812-6243 or Jennifer Childress at 503-3685886 for further information.

Friday, January 17 Open mic night at 2nd st. market – 5:30-8 p.m., 2003 2nd St., Tillamook. Third Friday of each month. Info: 503-842-9797. Beginner square dance lessons-7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge 209 Stillwell Ave., Tillamook. The public is invited to attend and lessons are free. Dates in January and February. Sponsored by the Wave Steppers of Tillamook Bay Square Dance Club. For more information contact Bob Allen 503-322-3819 or Joe Wrabek at 503-812-4050. Nesko Women’s Club – 11:45 a.m., third Friday (September to May, except December) at Hudson House in Pacific City. A speaker is scheduled for each regular meeting. Lunch is $13. You do not have to be a member to attend, but reservations are required. For

lunch reservations/info: Judie Rubert at 541-760-2389, or

Saturday, January 18 LGBT Potluck – Every third Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m., Women’s Resource Center, 1902 Second St., Tillamook. Contact Linda Werner, or 503-398-5223. Free.

PROMOTE YOUR EVENT You’re invited to add your group’s listings to our online event calendar at tillamook calendar. Listings posted online also will be added to the Community Calendar that appears in our print edition. You also can mail event listings to the Headlight Herald office at 1908 Second St., Tillamook, OR 97141, or call 503-842-7535. Information must be received by noon Thursday the week prior to publication, please.

SENIORS NONDENOMINATIONAL WORSHIP – 6 p.m. Tues. Five Rivers Retirement & Assisted Living Community, 3500 12th st., Tillamook. 503-842-0918.

SATURDAY STORYTIME SOUTH TILLAMOOK CO. LIBRARY- Saturdays 1 p.m. South Tillamook Co. Library 6200 Camp St. Pacific City. Join them for reading and fun with stories, songs and occasionall Legos. Kids of all ages are invited. 503 965 6365. AL-ANON – 7-8 p.m. Mondays, North Coast Recreation District, Nehalem. 503-368-5093. TILLAMOOK SWISS SOCIETY – Breakfast served every 3rd Sunday, Brookfield Ave. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Tillamook Regional Medical Center cafeteria. ODDBALLS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – 2 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays, Bay City Odd Fellows Lodge, 1706 Fourth St. EAGLES LODGE PINOCHLE NIGHT – 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tillamook lodge. BRIDGE, PINOCHLE AND CRIBBAGE – 1-3 p.m. Wed., North County Rec. District, Nehalem. 503-355-3381. FAMILY HOOPS NIGHT – 6:30-8 p.m. Tues., Garibaldi Grade School gym. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 503-355-2291. ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH – 6-8 p.m. Fridays, on the Dance Floor at Garibaldi City Hall.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Room D (third floor). 503-812-0838.

ROCKAWAY BEACH-GARIBALDI MEALS FOR SENIORS –11:45 a.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri., St. Mary’s by the Sea. Call Bob Dempster, 503-355-3244.

CIVIL AIR PATROL – 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, ATV center, 5995 Long Prairie Rd. Volunteer, nonprofit auxiliary of U.S. Air Force. Call Major Michael Walsh, Commander, at 503-812-5965.

MEDITATION, PRAYER – Silent meditation, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mon. and 8:45 a.m. Tues.; Lectio Divina, 10-11 a.m. Tues., St. Catherine’s Center for Contemplative Arts, Manzanita. Call Lola Sacks, 503-368-6227.

ROCKAWAY LIBRARY – Preschool storytime for ages 3-5, 3 p.m. Tuesdays 503-355-2665. COMMUNITY CHORUS – 7-9 p.m. Thurs., Tillamook. New members welcome. 503-842-4748. CELEBRATE RECOVERY – 6 p.m. Tues., Tillamook Church of the Nazarene. Child care provided. KIAWANDA COMMUNITY CENTER – Yoga Mon. and Thurs., stitchers group Tues., bingo Wed., card playing Fri. 503-965-7900. MANZANITA PACE SETTERS WALK/ JOG/RUN GROUP – 7:30 a.m. Sat., parking lot behind Spa Manzanita. ROTARY CLUB OF NORTH TILLAMOOK – Noon Wed., North County Recreation District, Nehalem. 503-812-4576.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WOMEN’S MEETING – 10 a.m. Sundays, Serenity Club, 5012 Third St. TODDLER ART – 10-11 a.m., Wed., Bay City Arts Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 503-377-9620. VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT HELP – 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues., WorkSource Oregon, 2105 Fifth St., Tillamook. 800-643-5709, ext. 227. SENIOR SERVICES – Provided by Northwest Senior & Disability Services at Sheridan Square Apts. Dates, times vary. 503-842-2770. GARIBALDI LIBRARY STORYTIME – 3 p.m. Thursdays. 503-322-2100. TILLAMOOK LIBRARY LIVE MUSIC ­– 2-4 p.m. Saturdays.

ROTARY CLUB OF TILLAMOOK Noon Tuesdays, Rendezvous Restaurant 214 Pacific, Tillamook.

CHRISTIAN MEN’S GROUP – Noon Tues., 8 a.m. Thurs., Cow Belle Restaurant, Rockaway Beach. 503-355-0567.

TILLAMOOK DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB – 6:30 p.m. Tues., 10:30 a.m. Fri., Tillamook Elks Club, 1907 Third St. $2.50 per session. Call Barbara, 503-842-7003.

PINOCHLE AND BUNCO – 2 p.m. Tues Pinochle/ 1:30 p.m. Weds Bunco at Five Rivers, 3500 12th St. 842-0918. Free.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY – 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, Bay City Odd Fellows Hall, 9330 Fourth St. Call Pat, 503-355-6398. MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE-Tues. 11-11:30 a.m. South Tillamook Co. Library 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. Baby Storytime with Ms. Theresa rythym and rhyme, for babies age 0-36 mos accomained by an adult. Contact: 503-965-6365.

WOMENS CLOSED AA BOOK STUDY – 6 p.m. Tues., I.O.O.F Hall Bay City 4th and Hays Oyster Bay City. Info: Lee H. 503.377-9698. Free BAY CITY ART CENTER – Yoga continues on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING – Neah-Kah-Nie group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the North County Recreation District, Room 1 36155 9th St., Nehalem



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Tillamook clinches win in close game, 56-53 Tillamook: 56 Newport: 53 by Chelsea Yarnell The Tillamook boys’ basketball team tied up their record Friday night after winning 56-53 against Newport High School. “They’re a solid program,” Tillamook Head Coach Greg Werner said of Newport. “We were challenged with trying to counter their size, that was our concern, along with rebounding.” The game went back and forth through all four quarters, with the Cheesemakers gaining their largest lead of eight points at the beginning of the second quarter. However, Newport came back to outscore the Cheesemakers in the second quarter, making a last minute three pointer to put them ahead by two at the half, 2220. “We knew it would be a tough matchup up,” Werner said. “When we’ve matched up with them in the past it’s been a close game.” Newport continued to outscore Tillamook in the third quarter, as well as quickly set up on defense that kept the Cheesemaker shooters at bay. But, 24 points from Tillamook in the fourth quarter including a last second three-pointer sealed the win. “We’re pretty tough to guard when we score evenly,” Werner said. “I was proud of the guys and how they played with purpose and poise.” The team’s win came despite missing one of their starters, David Waud, who is out with a high ankle sprain

Photo by Chelsea Yarnell

The Cheesemakers won a close game against Newport last Friday night 56-53. The win against Newport was the fourth of the season for Tillamook. injury. Werner says that he can walk, but has pain when he tries to cut. Werner doesn’t expect Waud to be healed enough to play till possibly the end of this week. Trent Meyer was substituted as a starter in Waud’s absence. “We had guys in different sports,” Werner said. “They responded really well with our different bench rotation.” This win comes off the

Cheesemakers success at the Stayton Tournament Dec. 26 and 27. In the eight-team tournament, the Mooks took some time to warm up, losing their first game, but eventually claimed two wins. The Mooks faced Madras for their first game of the tournament and lost 54-62. “It was a really close game [and it] came down to the last couple minutes,” Head Coach Greg Werner

Tillamook YMCA extends youth basketball sign -ups The Tillamook County Family YMCA recently postponed its Youth Basketball program schedule to allow more time for children to register. Registration for the program, which was originally scheduled to close on Dec. 31, is now open through Jan. 10. The program serves youth from 3-year-olds to sixthgraders and includes free youth open gym on Fridays. Basketball skill evaluations will take place as follows: 3rd and 4th Grades Thursday, Jan. 9

3:30-5 p.m. 5th and 6th Grades Friday, Jan. 10 3:30-5 p.m. Practice will start in January, with games scheduled to begin on Jan. 25 and end on March 1. The Tillamook County Family YMCA is also accepting applications for volunteer coaches. To register your child, or apply to be a coach, visit the Y at 610 Stillwell Avenue, Tillamook. For more information, call 503-842-YMCA (9622) or

said. “We had to play ‘stall ball’ and we fouled them and they had free throws,” which clinched the win for Madras. On the second day of the tournament, the Mooks played what Werner deemed: “a great team game” against host school Stayton. Tillamook scored 20 points in the first quarter, all while holding the Eagles to zero. “We stuck to the game plan and everyone scored,” Werner said. The Cheesemakers earned their first win of the tournament 76-55. For their final game of the tournament, the boys played McNary’s J.V. squad. The Cheesemakers won 60-41.

Photo by Chelsea Yarnell

Joey Hancock dribbles around the Newport defense. Hancock had 16 points for Tillamook. “The key in that game was the ability to adjust on defense,” Werner said. “I was really pleased with how the guys played…I appreciate their commitment,” Werner said about his team’s overall performance at the tournament and their choices over winter break. “You have to have the commitment to not do what everyone else is going to do over break.” The Cheesemakers travel to Cascade High School this Friday and will start league competition on Jan. 25 against Scappoose High School. “Scappoose has been tied for the league title for the past two years,” Werner

said. “It’s a rough road trip, far from home. We need the kids to heal.” Tillamook: 9 11 12 24 Newport: 8 14 14 17 Tillamook scoring-Joey Hancock 16, Trent Meyer 13, Zane Wright 13, Allen Johnson 3, Matt Strang 8, Isaac Stellflug 4 Tillamook leading rebounds-Matt Strang 12, Isaac Stellflug 7, Zane Wright 7 Newport scoring- Luke Richcreek 16, Devon Rawles 10, Carter McEntee 10, Brendan Thurber-Blaser 9, Kyle White 8


email the Y at In other news, the YMCA will also be hosting a free community open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. This is an opportunity for those who have considered joining the YMCA to come and tour the facility including: both pools, the gym, indoor track, racquetball courts, and cardio/weight room. They will offer healthy snacks and answer all of your questions. Visit the Tillamook YMCA’s new, updated website at www.

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Tillamook Elks Lodge Wrestling news: to host annual Hoop Tillamook first at Bob Bishop, Nestucca fifteenth; NKN 3 Shoot Competition competes at Castle Rock by Chelsea Yarnell Do you have a future basketball star in the family? Then bring them down to the Tillamook Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot competition on Jan. 11. Youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of April 1, 2014) are invited to participate in this free event. Kids will shoot 25 free throws and the winners in each age division will be determined by the highest percentage of made baskets. Medals will given to the top three contestants. Age brackets include: 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Younger kids will shoot closer to the basket and girls will be given a smaller ball to shoot with. The winners of each division earn entrance to the dis-

trict competition, which will be held in Tillamook on Jan. 18 and then will compete for a spot at the state competition in Salem. “The kids that qualify to go the state contest, we will pay for their parent’s transportation for all of them to go there,” Tillamook Hoop Shoot Director Gary Beyer said. After the state competition, winners travel to the regional competition and then regional winners qualify for a trip to the Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass. National champions in each age division will have their names engraved on a plaque in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Since 1946 local Elks Lodges across the nation have hosted Hoop Shoot competitions. The competitions were started as an opportunity for

youth to compete, connect and succeed. “It teaches them competition, sportsmanship,” Beyer said. “They get to meet other kids...we have kids from eight schools that can participate.” Tillamook hosted its first competition in 1970 and since then three local participants have made it all the way to the national competition. So, don’t be fooled by their age, there’s always some talented kids in the bunch. “We have had perfect 25’s in the past,” Beyer said. The year’s event will be hosted at the Tillamook Junior High School and will begin at 10 a.m. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to show up on the day of the event. Contact Gary Beyer at 503842-2661 for more information.

Score Box Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Neah-Kah-Nie:26 Naselle: 36

Neah-Kah-Nie: 60 Naselle: 37

Neah-Kah-Nie Rock Invite:

Nestucca: 24 Jewell: 32

Nestucca: 45 Jewell: 62

Tillamook:32 Newport:41

Tillamook:56 Newport:53

126-Matt Clayton (3rd) 145-Alejandro Quintana (5th) 138-Logan Romig (2nd)

2A-1 Northwest League Standings Vernonia Portland Christian Knappa Neah-Kah-Nie Faith Bible Riverdale Gaston Nestucca Delphian


Gaston Portland Christian Knappa Nestucca Faith Bible Riverdale Neah-Kah-Nie Vernonia Delphian


Tillamook @Bob Bishop:

2A-1 Northwest League Standings 3-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-2


3-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-2

120-Justin Coon (1st) 152-Drew Ownes (3rd) 170-Christian Mata (1st) 220-Victor Martinez (3rd) 285-Rich Roberts (3rd) 285-Dylan Jackman (2nd) Nestucca @ Bob Bishop: 106-Willard Neary (6th) 106-Jordan Whittles (4th) 160-Jordan Parks (6th)

by Chelsea Yarnell The Cheesemaker wrestlers claimed their first team win of the season at the Bob Bishop Invitational this past Saturday. Justin Coon (120) and Christian Mata (170) both won individual matches of the day, each adding 30 points to Tillamook’s total of 191.5 points. “It takes a team to take first and I felt they wrestled really well,” Tillamook Head Coach Lonnie Eggert said. “I felt the group did there part to bring home a first place trophy.” Coon defeated Roguedyn Bergerson of Warrenton for first place and Mata beat Oscar Amezcua of Central for the title. Eggert also credits Drew Ownes (3rd), Anthony Imel (5th), Logan Weeks (4th), Dylan Jackman (2nd), Raphael Gomez (3rd), Steven Flores (4th),Victor Martinez (3rd) and Rich Roberts (3rd) with great performances that aided the team’s finish. “The program and practices are designed to give every individual the opportunity to be successful,” Eggert told the Headlight Herald. “As hard as the group as been working it doesn’t surprise us with our first place finish.” The Cheesemaker’s varsity will travel to Chehalis, Wash. this week for a dual meet and a tournament. The J.V. will compete at Nestucca’s home meet on Thursday. “We have lots of room for improvement, and look forward to getting back to the wrestling room to improve in the next couple weeks,” Eggert said. “This

tournament gave the team an opportunity to gain mat experience for our upcoming events.” Bob Bishop Invitational Tillamook Results (complete results online): 120 - Justin Coon (4-0) placed 1st 132 - Micheal Dooher (22) placed 6th 138 - Logan Weeks (3-1) placed 4th 145 - Anthony Imel (3-2) placed 5th 152 - Drew Owens (4-1) placed 3rd 170 - Christian Mata (40) placed 1st 195 - Raphael Gomez (41) placed 3rd 195 - Steven Flores (4-2) placed 4th 220 - Victor Martinez (41) placed 3rd 285 - Rich Roberts (4-1) placed 3rd 285 - Dylan Jackman (31) placed 2nd Nestucca’s wrestling team also competed at the Bob Bishop Invitational and finished 15th out of 18 teams. Jordan Whittles finished fourth in 106 pounds, the highest individual finish for the Bobcats. Whittles lost to Conner Duhn of Mt. View in the semifinals and then defeated Derek Blake of YamhillCartlon in the consolation bracket to earn his fourth place.

“Overall I’m happy with the progress were making over the break,” Nestucca Head Coach Cameron Mitchem said. “We are getting some quality matches and putting it together.” Nestucca will host their second home meet of the season on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. Bob Bishop Invitational Nestucca Results (complete results online) 106 - Willard Neary (2-2) placed 6th. 106 - Jordan Whittles (31) placed 4th 160 - Nathan Parks (3-2) placed 6th The Neah-Kah-Nie wrestling team traveled to compete at the Castle Rock invite in Washington this past weekend. Logan Romig was the runner up for the 138-division and was the highest placing finisher for the Pirates. “It was a 16 team tournament with very good competition,” NKN Head Coach Greg Kelley said. “I thought the competition was good for us, it was a good measuring stick and we got tough matches that will pay off later down the road.” The Pirates will next compete at the Pac Rim Wrestling Tournament in Seaside this Friday and Saturday. Neah-Kah-Nie Castle Rock Results: 126-Matt Clayton (3rd) 145-Alejandro Quintana (5th) 138-Logan Romig (2nd)

Thanks to the community for your wonderful support of the


10th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES Anonymous tree donors • AAUW and Jean Scholtz • Chandra Allen • Anderson Florists and Robin Faber • Sandy Arthur • Don Averill, Aaron Dunn and Jim Goff • Baertlein & Phegley and Patty Brown, Suzanne Weber, and Wilson River Noble Firs • Bay City Arts Center volunteers • Patty Bernstrom • Blue Moon Café, Tony Veltri Insurance and Wanda Hurliman • BRR Contracting and Donna Rumbarger • Burden’s Towing • Butch Olson Garage Doors, Inc. and Kay Olson • Christi Clark • Heidi Clemens • Coast Printing and Stationery • Denis Cooke • Creative Fabric and Doris Bash • Leilani Crowston • Dick and Kim Fink • Food Roots and Lauren Sorg, Anna Travers and Travers Christmas Trees • Flamingo Jim’s • Dr. Lori Gates • Bud and Helen Gienger • Go Around Again and Bill Landau • Haystack Rock Coffee Company, Kiwanda Surf Company, Travis and Isabel • Caitlin and Caleb Heusser • Kristi Heusser • Pacific Restaurant • Faye Jacques • Laurie and Bob Lamb • Peggy Landau and Debra Jacobsen • Latimer Quilt and Textile Center members and artists • Cate Mayer • Van and Joyce Moe • Montinore Estate Vineyards and Stimson Lumber • Breanna Moran • Carol Palmer • Pelican Pub of Pacific City and Zach Smith • Photoart by Marti, LCC and Marti Rhea • Judson Randall • Kathie Lou Reames • Janet Riedel • Walt and Marilyn Rigterink • Susan Rose and Mary Goeke • Mary Sause and David Robertson • Shafer Vineyards and Ed and Helen Armstrong • Sunflower Flats and Cindy Gardner • Tangled Yarns and Miller’s Glassworks • Tillamook Bowling Lanes and Tanya Wilks, Marlene Stephens, and Tina & Tyler Crabtree • Tillamook County Creamery Association • Tillamook County Quilt Trail Coalition • Tillamook County Quilters Guild members • Tillamook Estuaries Partnership and Lisa Phipps • Tillamook Pharmacy and Rose Wilson • TLC Federal Credit Union • Trask River Christmas Trees and Ardath Stout • Village Merchants and Windermere Real Estate of Pacific City • Vintage by the Bay and Julie Batson • Evelynn Von Feldt and Pam George • Tom and Betty Waud • Judy Wustenberg • PLUS all the people who donated bird-themed ornaments to the Community Christmas tree.

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Trekking Tillamook: Cape Meares and trail etiquette cautions, hikers should also work to leave the trails and forests intact. ‘Tread Lightly!’ is a nonprofit organization that works to protect recreation access. They have created ‘TREAD’ an acronym that advises hikers on good stewardship while hiking.

by Chelsea Yarnell CAPE MEARES: Faint sunlight shone through the trees, casting a dim light over the Cape Meares trail on Christmas morning. The faint darkness only added to the already whimsical feeling of the forest. Whether is was my high holiday spirit or the rainless day, of all the hiking we’ve done in Tillamook County, the Cape Meares trail to the ‘Rocky Shore’ has become my favorite. Parking in the Cape Meares State Park’s parking lot offers hikers a couple different options. The Cape Meares Lighthouse and Octopus Tree are both under a quarter of a mile from the parking lot, both very easy, short walks with rewarding views of the ocean and historical sites. On a previous trip, Aaron and I had visited the lighthouse, so this time we ventured out to the Octopus tree. This 250-year plus Sitka Spruce uniquely grows several limbs from its base that turn upward and reach nearly 105 feet. Some argue that the harsh coastal winds affected the growth of the tree, but local historians say that the tree was manipulated by Native Americans who formed it for ceremonial purposes. From the Octopus Tree, we walked back along the park’s access road to the park’s entrance where the trailhead starts off Bayshore Drive. The trail winds down the cape to the water’s rocky edge. It cuts through, around, and under enormous fallen trees, dripping with moss. The overgrowth gives the trail such character that hikers feel as if they are wandering through the setting of a wooded fairy tale. The trail passes by several small waterfalls and opens

T IS FOR TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY • Travel responsibly on designated roads, trails and areas. Walking on the track edge and cutting switchbacks increases damage, causing erosion and visual scarring. Buddy up with two or three hikers, reducing vulnerability if you have an accident.

Photo by Chelsea Yarnell

The Octopus tree is a very easy quarter 200 meter walk from the Cape Meares State Park parking lot into a small swamp area before leading to the ocean. A rope, harnessed into the ground, gives hikers extra support for climbing down the steep, slippery, clay path right before reaching the beach. A small patch of sand shows through the bouldercovered beach on the north side of the cape. Looking further north, the Tillamook sand spit can be seen along with the community in Bay Ocean. The hike is very narrow and requires single-file hiking the entire way. The path is relatively maintained though there are a few places that it has began to erode downhill. From the parking lot to the beach takes about 40 minutes (round trip 4 miles), starting from the trailhead takes only about 20 minutes. Be sure to dress warmly for the trail and the beach on the north side does not re-

Photo by Chelsea Yarnell

The Cape Meares trail leads down to the rocky shore on the north side of the cape.

ceive much sunlight this time of year. TRAIL ETIQUETTE: As hikers, it’s a wonderful privilege to be able to trek our way through state parks and forests. However, with this privilege comes the responsibility to look out for ourselves, others, and the land that we venture through. Tillamook District Recreation Unit Manager Clyde Zeller reminds hikers that wandering off trails in the Tillamook State Forest is not advised for there is limited cell service, cliffs, inner gorge areas, and 70 percent or greater slopes. “In 2013 there were 71 Search and Rescue operations that involved deployment of Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team members; 37 of those were in the State For-

est,” Zeller told the Headlight Herald. For hiking safely, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office of Search and Rescue has a few tips: • Learn how to use a compass and a map (or GPS) • Review a map of the area you will be hiking • Tell someone where you are gong and when you plan to get back • Pack proper equipment and supplies (pocket knife, compass, waterproof matches in a match safe, poncho or raincoat, space blanket, drinking water, mirror, flashlight, fire starter, energy bars, first aid kit, flagging tape, whistle, water purification tablets, insect repellent, and chapstick) Also, make sure to take note of daylight savings this time of year; it gets darker in the forest sooner than expected. In addition to safety pre-

R IS FOR RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS • Respect the rights of others, including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. E IS FOR EDUCATE YOURSELF • Educate yourself prior to a trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies, planning for your trip, taking recreation skills classes and knowing how to operate your equipment safely. A IS FOR AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS • Avoid sensitive areas such as meadows, lakeshores, wetlands and streams. Stay on designated routes. D IS FOR DO YOUR PART • Do your part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and restoring degraded areas.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Tillamook Country Smoker: 38--18 Stimson Lumber: 32--24 Edward Jones: 27.5--28.5 TLC Alley Cats: 14.5--41.5 Team High Game / High Series Edward Jones 645 / 1840 Individual High Game / High Series Linda McFall 191 / 510 Thursday Morning Mixed Trios 1. Pioneer Vet. Hospital 4.5-0.5 2. The 3 T’s 4.0-1.0 3. Do or Die 4.0-1.0 4. Tillamook Lanes 3.0-2.0 5. Trask Vale Two 2.0-3.0 6. Whitehead Reforestation 1.0-4.0 7. Skelton Construction 1.0-4.0 8. A & M Auto 0.5-4.5 High Team Game & Series Tillamook Lanes 664 Pioneer Vet. 2512 High Game & Series Men Matt Weir 245 818 High Game & Series Women Susan Taylor 190 /642

THE WAVE: ONE MILLION RIDES AND ROLLING! We are excited to share that The WAVE is about to reach a milestone of One Million Rides! Over the next four weeks, we will tell our story. Please join us each week as we celebrate The WAVE: One Million Rides and Rolling! SERIES ONE OF A FOUR PART SERIES, THE WAVE...UP AND ROLLING... Tillamook County Transportation District became a reality on July 16, 1997; however, the idea of an actual bus service for all of Tillamook County began much sooner. In the early 1990s, public transportation in Tillamook County was comprised of a network of volunteer services, a small system operated by Marie Mills, two taxi services, two public school bus systems, one privately owned school bus service, and a small system run by ESD along with a few church buses. Despite these services community leaders recognized the need for a comprehensive county-wide public transportation bus system. Vickie Goodman, who was serving as the Director of the Economic Development Council, spearheaded the creation of the Transportation Planning Committee, which conducted a transportation study of Tillamook County’s needs. In January 1993, the committee completed the preparation of the “Tillamook County Transportation Strategy Plan”. The Plan’s three primary goals were to create a public transportation service that meets the needs of all segments of the population regardless of ability to pay; provide connecting services between cities, including both north and south Tillamook County; and connect Tillamook County to points outside the County’s boundaries, such as intercity connection to Seaside, Lincoln City and Portland. This planning effort resulted in Tillamook County receiving additional funding in January 1994 to proceed with a transit planning project to provide the county with a course of action. At the end of the planning process, it was clearly demonstrated there was a need for public transportation. As a result, the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners created a Transit Advisory Committee in October 1995 to develop an implementation plan. By October 1996, enough money had been raised to create a public transportation service demonstration project.

Nancy Brown, pictured here, began working for The WAVE on July 30, 1997. From the beginning, Nancy has been an essential element of The WAVE and has trained many of the drivers you ride with today!

The demonstration project, fondly dubbed as “The WAVE”, had a meager beginning. Early services consisted of an early morning trip between Manzanita and Tillamook, a few trips around Tillamook and the Three Capes area then back to Manzanita 3 days a week. Twice a week, riders could travel from Manzanita through Tillamook to Portland and back. The public response was so favorable that within a few months service was expanded to offer additional trips to North County and three Tillamook town loops 3 days a week. Tillamook County Transportation District Director Jack Graves, who served on the Board from 1999-2008, and re-joined the Board in 2013, was an early advocate for the new service. He says, “I had a vision disability (glaucoma) which has made it unwise for me to drive. This is one reason why I have been so interested in public transportation.” Graves also recalled, “During my first term on the Board, we started with two borrowed buses, a staff of three, and a dinky office at 10 th and Main with no parking for the buses or patrons.” Thanks to the hard work of the many individuals who served on the Tillamook County Economic Development Council, Transportation Planning Committee, Transit Advisory Committee and Friends of The WAVE, the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners officially formed Tillamook County Transportation District, “The WAVE”, on July 16, 1997. Join us next week for part two of our four part series: The WAVE, On A Roll...

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Lynn Thomas of Nehalem, left, shows her lattice top apple ginger pie created for last year’s pie day. Local pie bakers proudly create their finest pies to auction at this annual event on Jan. 18 in Nehalem.

Pie day/night celebration and auction promises delicious fun The sixth annual Pie Day Auction/Feast hosted by Lower Nehalem Community Trust and Food Roots will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.  at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 36050 10th St. in Nehalem.    An $8 suggested donation at the door will get you a celebrity-hosted pie auction and an all-you-can-eat pie feast.  Yes,—all-you-caneat pie!  This family-friendly event is an annual fundraiser

for the two organizations designed to bring the community together for the fun of pie buying, pie eating and honoring pie as a slice of the American Dream. The lively pie auction will also feature both sweet and savory pies made by some of the best pie bakers in the lower Nehalem Watershed/ Neahkahnie Mountain region and surrounding communities. These pies will be auctioned off by local radio personality Peter Newman

and screen and stage actor Megan (Liz) Cole adding her own personal spice to the event.   Those successful in procuring a pie from the auction can safely tuck them away and partake in the final slice of fun, the pie feast.  Food Roots, will be providing pies of all kinds for Pie Day revelers to enjoy. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., so bring your pie loving friends, get a good seat and prepare for an evening of

delicious winter fun.   The event is made possible, in part, by Unfurl of Manzanita, an eco-fiber clothing boutique, that supports a healthy community, Eco-Logic Tree LLC of Nehalem, providing ecologically sound tree care, and TLC Credit Union, committed to the coastal communities it serves.  For more information about the Pie Day/Night event call 503-368-3203 or 503-812-2800.

The gift of sight Rockaway Lions Terry and Marilou Bowman joined with 28 other Lions from Oregon and Canada in Las Varas, Mexico to provide glasses to people who could never afford the luxury of sight. The group brought with them 10,000 pairs of donated glasses to meet the prescriptions of 1,900 people. The youngest person served was a two-month-old baby with congenital cataracts. Surgery was arranged and paid for by the Lions. The oldest person fitted

Alyvia Almeida Jeanette Killion Alyvia Almeida Jeanette Killion was born Dec. 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Ore. to Chris and Jaclyn (Mosser) Killion of Yamhill, Ore.. She weighed six pounds, seven ounces, Baby Alyvia joins siblings Allie 9, Mahkya 6 and Issac 2, with

whom she shares a birthday. Her grandparents are Wayne and Teri Greeson of Tillamook, and Mark and Crystal Killion of a Bay City. Her great grandparents are Richard (late) and Carole Almeida of McMinnville; Vernon and (late) Jeanette Mosser of Willamina, and Nadine Worsfold of Tillamook.

Addison Isabella Rubio Addison Isabella Rubio was born Dec. 23, 2013 at Tillamook Regional Medical Center to Jason and Vanessa Rubio of Cloverdale. She weighed eight pounds, four ounces. Baby Addison joins siblings

Photos by Marilou Bowman

with glasses was a 103-yearold woman who just wanted to see her great grandchildren and be able to embroider. In addition, 37 prescription glasses were ordered for

children with extreme sight deficiencies. After the sight mission, the group went to San Blas to visit Jarden de Ninos preschool built by Lions of Oregon. Once a dirt lot with

a metal shed, now a threeroom brick school with proper bathrooms stands tall. The Lions presented the children with presents of coloring books and school supplies.

Youth at Oregon Youth Authority’s Tillamook facility honored Two young people in the care of the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) were among winners in a national writing and art contest for troubled kids. Josif Wilson, 19, (hometown: Albany, Ore.) took top honors for his essay “Untold War” and Nathan Smith, 21, (hometown: Lebanon, Ore.) won for his photograph captioned “Dreamcatcher.” Both are at Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility (YCF). Their works were submitted for judging in the Untold Stories Essay and Visual Art Competition sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS). More than 200 youth held in juvenile facilities nationwide competed in the contest. Wilson and Smith were joined by several girls at Oak Creek YCF in Albany who were also selected as winners from Oregon. “Our youth have again proven that incarceration need not stifle creativity,” said OYA Director Fariborz Pakseresht. “We are deeply proud of their accomplishments and thank CEEAS and the committed educators who nurture the

creativity of their students. Untold Stories represents the innovative education partnerships that help at-risk youth lead productive, crime-free lives after completing their OYA commitments.” This is not the first time youth in OYA’s care have received national recognition for their artistry. In May of last year, a young girl at Oak Creek YCF took first place in the Words Unlocked poetry contest sponsored by CEEAS, and three other OYA youth finished third. Chelsea Clinton was among the judges for Words Unlocked. “Many of the youth who competed in Untold Stories wrote about universal themes, such as love, belonging, redemption, overcoming obstacles, taking control of your life and saying you’re sorry,” said David Domenici, executive director of CEEAS. “But often their stories were haunted by violence and tragedy, reminding us of the traumatic experiences so many young people in the juvenile justice system have confronted.” Untold Stories is a partnership between CEEAS and Richard Ross,

whose photography collection “Juvenile in Justice” offers glimpses of life inside the nation’s youth detention and correctional settings. Selected entries from Untold Stories will appear in the next project by Ross, a writing and visual arts collection entitled “Juvie Talk,” expected to be published in 2014. To encourage entries for Untold Stories, CEEAS developed a 10-day curriculum to inspire the sort of writing that Ross was looking for – contextualized, personal and real. The curriculum included materials that encouraged creativity and originality, but also helped students address their academic weaknesses and build on their strengths. The winners received cash prizes ranging from $25-$100. A number of the winning essays and artwork have appeared in the CEEAS online publication, Untold Stories. Wilson and Smith are students at Trask River High School, administered by the Tillamook School District, which provides education services at Tillamook YCF and Camp Tillamook.

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AAUW Tillamook branch receives grant for girls camp By Kathy Gervasi For The Headlight Herald Tillamook AAUW and Tillamook Bay Community College received the exciting news that Tillamook will be one of the 2014 sites for “Tech Trek,” a science and math camp for 8th grade girls. Tech Trek in Tillamook will be the only such camp in Oregon.     This week-long camp (June 22-28) will be designed for 30 girls entering 8th grade where they will learn about math, science, and technology, perform experiments and handson-activities, and meet female role models working in STEM fields. The girls have to be nominated by their science or math teachers and will be interviewed by the committee. The only cost to the family is $50. Classes will be held at TBCC and the girls will stay in the 4-H dorm at the adjacent Tillamook County Fairgrounds. Dr. Emily Henry, (OSU Open Campus Coordinator in Tillamook County) author of the grant for $10,000, received training at AAUW National in Washington, D.C. in October. Local camp planning committee members are AAUW members Dr. Emily Henry, Dr. Connie Green (TBCC President), Dr. Lori Gates (TBCC

Dean of Students), Kathy Gervasi (retired school administrator and Til lamook AAUW President), Lisa Phipps (Director of Tillamook Estuaries Partnership) and Melissa Radcliffe (Curriculum Director for Tillamook School District). In addition to Tillamook Bay Community College, the other new Tech Trek pilot sites are New Mexico State University and University of Alabama. The returning camps from 2013 are Bowling Green State University, Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Fla.),  Pacific  Lutheran University, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This is a wonderful honor for AAUW Oregon and the Tillamook AAUW Branch. Since 1998, serving more than 9,000 girls, this empowering camp has opened up a world in which girls become scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists.  The plan is to involve female science and math teachers in Tillamook County, businesses, volunteers, AAUW members, college faculties and OSU Extension to help with this opportunity for these girls. To learn more about the Oregon Tech Trek camp in Tillamook, visit techtrek-or. or email

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t’s hard to believe the new year is already in full swing and hopefully so are our new year’s resolutions, if you made any. I have started my list of them and I hope by the time this column comes out I will still be sticking with them. would like to say that my daughter and I had a wonderful morning at the Calvary Bible Church in Manzanita on Sunday before last. Dr. David Martin and Pastor John Olson presented a good sermon, also the music and songs were terrific. Thank you for a great start to our Sunday morning. I do want to express my apologies for not getting this announcement out in my last column; with so much going on the last few weeks I did not check my e-mail one last time




he Garibaldi Food Pantry will be open this Friday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. till noon at the God’s Lighthouse church, 8th and Garibaldi Avenue (Highway 101). Remember, if you’ve got canned or otherwise non-perishable food to donate, you can bring it to the Garibaldi post office or to Tami’s Barber Shop (4th and Garibaldi Ave.) during working hours. And please watch those expiration dates – the Food Pantry isn’t allowed to hand out food that’s past its “pull date.” This Wednesday, Jan. 8, the kids at Garibaldi Grade School will be treated to a visit from the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s “Aquari-van.” The “Aquarivan” is the vehicle (literally)

before I sent the article in. The NCRD cookie fest was a huge success. With the judging for the gingerbread houses on the same day, the excitement was overwhelming with anticipation, but the winners were announced. The grand prize winner was Hailey and Amy Jones; runner-up was Braden Soans and honorable mention was Christian Wiley. Congratulations to everyone; the gingerbread houses looked terrific. Thank you to the NCRD for a great time. As you may have already been aware of the Hoffman Center Clay studio was closed for painting from Dec. 20 through the 27. As of Dec. 28,the clay studio is open and ready for you to come and create. T he Hoffman Center open clay studio is available Tuesday and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can purchase clay, plus there are a number of bisque pieces available to buy and glaze as well. All experience levels are welcome and a studio host is available to answer questions and offer tips. Studio fees are $2 per hour, which includes glazing and firing up the finished product. Clay is $1 per

two pound section. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Bruce Phillips at The Hoffman Center is located at 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, so come and create something fun for the new year and have a good time while you stay dry. With school resuming, don’t forget the Nehalem Elementary Parent council meets the first Tuesday of every month. If you missed the last meeting on Jan. 7 try to catch the next one on Feb. 4 at the Nehalem Elementary School cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m. If you have middle school students check out the NeahKah-Nie Middle School Parent Group -- they will be meeting on Tuesday Jan. 14 at the Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School in Rockaway at 6 p.m. If you would like to find  out how the school is doing all around then check out the Neha-KahNie School Board meeting on Monday Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the district office in Rockaway. Happy Birthday this week to Wynter Forsgren of Seaside, Charles Neid of Nehalem, Melissa Steinbach of Nehalem and Hailey Fields of Nehalem.

that carries the Aquarium’s outreach program to elementary schools in Oregon and southwest Washington. The “Aquari-van” is based in Newport, where the Oregon Coast Aquarium is located. According to the Aquarium’s Erin Paxton, the topic for the northern Oregon and southern Washington coast students this year is marine mammals. (They have four different programs they rotate around, so students never see the same show twice.) The marine mammal program highlights the unique adaptations of harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters. Students volunteer to don marine mammal costumes, participate in an interactive presentation, and touch animal biofacts, like pelts and bones. They also get to meet “Stanley” the life-sized inflatable Stellar sea lion and “Nigel” the life-sized elephant seal who Erin said smell much less fishy than their uninflatable kin living on the coast. The “Aquari-van” will also be visiting East Elementary School in Tillamook on Wednesday. And the next day, Thursday, Jan. 9, they’ll be at Nehalem Elementary School.

Wednesday evening, Jan. 8, the Garibaldi port commission meets – but not in Garibaldi. They’ll be meeting at Rockaway Beach city hall, 276 Highway 101 N. Holding the port commission’s winter meetings in other cities in the port’s district was a practice started under port manager Kevin Greenwood. The commission’s January meeting is usually held in Rockaway, and the February meeting in Bay City. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Among other things, they’ll be deciding on an interim port manager to help them recruit a successor to Kevin, who starts his new job at the port of Newport the beginning of February. Monday, Jan. 20 is another federal holiday (there are two in January) – Martin Luther King Day. City hall, the post office, port office, the library and the bank will all be closed. (That means the courthouse, other county libraries, and other public buildings and banks will be closed, too.) The Garibaldi city council, which would normally be meeting Jan. 20 – it’s the third Monday – will meet the next day, Tuesday, Jan. 21.


Starting the new year with ninebark


feel pretty good about myself for accomplishing my 2013 New Year’s Resolution to learn an Oregon deciduous tree each month for the year. It was fun to be able to explore possibilities that would thrive along the coast and be able to share them with my readers. I know I had some folks doubt that there would be twelve trees worth studying, but I found a dozen with no problem and even had to drop a couple that I knew wouldn’t thrive here. Coming up with a successful New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was a little more daunting. I wanted to find something that I at least stood a chance of accomplishing. But I don’t have a good track record for keeping those resolutions, so I knew cutting out chocolate or losing 30 pounds wouldn’t be attainable for someone with the lack of willpower I have. I even tried to give up ice cream one year… and then we moved to Tillamook. I seem to have the best luck with garden-related resolutions. I turn them into a “todo” list which means I put them on the refrigerator door as a reminder of what needs to be done. But resolutions like “keeping the potting shed neat and clean” or “weeding every week” seem so boring. I’ve always wanted to try topiary, but I don’t think my garden is formal enough for something like that, and I’m also not sure I have the time to devote to keeping topiary shrubs pruned as often as they need to be. I have resolved not to bother with tomatoes this year, but that’s not really a life-affirming goal. I also wanted to find a resolution that I could share with

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

and be there at noon. Betty Rolston’s phone number is 503-842-2531. Her address is 5080 Boquist Rd, It is the last house on Boquist Road.  Betty is also going to have us play a game in which we write something that no one CAPE MEARES BARBARA BENNETT else knows about us and 503-842-7487 then we guess who it is,so be thinking about a secret you want to share. The information above is his is a reminder that from Sue Aalykke. She hopes the Nea-Rock Gar- to see you all in the new year. den Club will meet Her wish for the club in the for our “After Christmas/ New Year is that everyone Potluck/White Elephant” gift comes up with some new garexchange at Betty and Rich- dens to visit. This is my wish ard Rolston’s house. Betty also. will still have her Christmas If you would like to be an decorations up including the OSU Master Gardener, you garland she made at Mikki do not have to be an expert Gruber’s wreath and greens to become one. Anyone with making party in December. a sincere interest in gardenThe guideline for the gift ex- ing, horticulture, including change is that it can be recy- gardeners, produce farmcled, regifted or an $8 limit. ers, nursery and landscape These gifts are not meant to workers are encouraged to be gag gifts but something participate in the 2014 Tillanice within the listed guide- mook OSU Extension Service lines. If you want to carpool Master Gardener training. The please be at PUD parking program includes 66 hours of lot at 11:30 a.m. Carpoolers instruction about growing will leave the parking lot at plants on the Oregon Coast. 11:45 a.m. The potluck is at Classes are taught by Oregon 12:00 p.m. This information State University faculty/staff comes from Betty Rolston and by local volunteers. and is a 1/2 hour later than   The OSU Master Gardenlisted in the newspaper in er program was designed to earlier Headlight Herald is- provide in-depth training for sues. I think I said we would local gardeners who will volleave about 11:30 a.m., unteer in the community  to so be there in time to drive help the OSU Extension Serto the Rolston’s at 11:45 a.m. vice answer home and com-

munity horticulture questions for the public.    For those who have the time and desire to volunteer in their community the fee for the training is $120, which includes the SUSTAINABLE GARDENING text book and all class materials. OSU Master Gardeners provide 60 hours of volunteer service during the year after they complete their training. They work with other Master Gardeners to answer questions at the OSU Extension office, plant clinics and other events. They work together at the Master Gardener Learning Garden and many community and school gardens and they help educate others in the community about gardening. For those who do not have the time or desire to volunteer, they too may take the training and receive a certificate of horticulture. The fee for this option is $360. Classes are held each Tuesday, starting on Jan. 7 and continuing through April 1. They are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  with an hour for lunch, and are held at Community Bay Community College. Although this is a long day, participants often say that the time flies and the topics are presented in a very understandable way. Please contact the OSU Extension Service, 2204 Fourth Street, Tillamook, (503)-842-3433 to register or for additional information.

with knitted tuck-able scarves, knitted leggings and a special Navy-themed lap quilt. The group also delivered fourteen Comfort Bags with Christmas treats included to CARE’s Veteran Service Manager Chris McClure just in time to bring SOUTH COUNTY MELONIE FERGUSON Holiday cheer to needy Veter503-812-4242 ans and their families. Mark your new calendar now for the community dedication of the Nestucca Heroes ats off to Nesko granite marker at 1 on SaturWomen’s Club, Nes- day, May 24 next to The Shell tucca Valley Lions, Shop at Colonel Reusser’s and Nestucca Rural Firefight- Memorial. For more informaers for providing holiday din- tion about this upcoming event, ner and gift baskets to 91 south contact Kay Saddler by emailTillamook County households. ing This was the 43rd annual such (with Nestucca Heroes in the effort made possible by gener- subject line) or by calling 503ous donations of cash, gifts, 398-5000. groceries, and time. Thanks to Night school is available at all who participated, especially Nestucca Jr./Sr. High School the leaders who include Jean- (NHS) for students who’d like nette Miller of Nesko Women’s assistance with homework. Club, Teresa Smith of Nestucca The sessions run from 3:07 unLions, and Kris Weiland, Fire til 4:30 p.m., an arrangement Chief. They make us proud to that dovetails nicely with the call “South County” our home. late practice schedule for Nes Speaking of holiday good tucca athletes. A sign-up sheet deeds, I appreciate Kay Sad- is available outside room 124 dler letting us know that La- for students planning to stay dies VFW Auxiliary 732 was after school on a given school busy during December deliv- day; students need to arrange ering over 120 Buddy Poppy their own transportation home. Angels and holiday treats to Ms. Hill and Mrs. Kirkpatrick local assisted-living centers lead the sessions on Mondays, and elder care homes. Wayne Mr. Sanders on Tuesdays and Manor residents were gifted Thursdays, and Mr. Mitchem

and Mr. Richwine on Wednesdays. There is no night school on Fridays. For more information call NHS, 503-392-3194. Tillamook Elks Lodge will host an Elk’s National Hoop Shoot at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 11 at Tillamook Junior High School. The free event is open to boys and girls aged 8-13 by April 1, 2014. Winners advance through District, State, Regional, and National contests; National champions will have their names permanently inscribed on a plaque in the Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information contact Gary Beyer at 503-842-2661 or visit South County librarian Theresa Roberts is gathering stories and songs to share with little ones in a series of programs for babies through age two, their siblings and parents. “Mother Goose on the Loose” happens at 11 a.m. (an hour before the library opens to the public) on Tuesdays from January 14 through March 18. Happy birthday this week to: Rachel Adkins, Rick Anderson, Roy Cabal, B.J. Chatelain, Colton Craven, Rodney Dunn, John Eckhardt, Steven Hale, Noah Hancock, Jesse Heathershaw, Kyla Hurliman, Kyler Jones, Jason Meyer, Gus Peterson, Hannah Scott, Terrance Watters, and Brad Whitaker.



Better Health Calendar: January 2014 Living Better with Diabetes Thursdays, Jan. 30 - Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Tillamook Medical Plaza. To register, (503) 815-2443.


my readers, kind of like the monthly tree columns. I know a lot of us are leaning more toward native plants for our gardens so we can cut down on maintenance and problems, so for 2014, let’s learn about native plants together! Some will be shrubs and subshrubs while others will be perennials. All will be chosen for their ability to thrive in coastal conditions. Let’s start with one of my personal favorites: Pacific ninebark, (Physocarpus capitalis). This is truly a fourseason plant. The spring brings clusters of small white buds that form small white flowers in rounded bunches. These are followed by pretty, bright red fruits. In summer, the plant is full of shiny, dark green leaves that turn orangered in the fall. Since this is a deciduous shrub, the winter interest on mature shrubs comes in the peeling bark, looking as if it really will be nine layers deep, which is what gives this plant its common name. Even as a younger plant, the bark has stripes of two or three colors. This is an erect-growing plant and can get to 5 or 6 feet tall, but in ideal conditions, I have seen it grow as tall as 10 feet and that wide. Ninebarks prefer a wet location that is somewhat open, like on the edges of moist

Pacific ninebark woodlands or coastal marshes. It does best in full sun or part shade and acidic soil, but they will happy in lesser conditions as well. This is an easy plant to grow and can be very adaptable and there are now a wide range of varieties that come in all sorts of leaf colors, from coppery orange and golden yellow to deep purple. Once they have become established, ninebarks can take the summer droughts we often have and survive on only the natural rainfall. In extreme drought cases, however, I would recommend a weekly deep watering. There are also common ninebarks from eastern North American and mountain ninebarks from the Rocky Mountains and High Plains, but for coast planting, I recommend the Pacific ninebark. Mine doesn’t seem to be bothered by the proximity to the ocean or by the wind, although in my yard, it is protected a little by other plants and buildings. I have had one in my garden for about seven years now and it never disappoints. If I were planting one shrub in my garden this year, it would be a Pacific ninebark.

Diabetes Fast Track to Better Health Thurs., Jan. 23, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at TRMC Conf. Room A. To register, (503) 815-2443. Navigating Your Way Through the Healthcare System After a Hospital Stay Thursday, Jan. 30, 2 - 3 p.m. at Five Rivers Retirement & Assisted Living Community, 3500 12th St., Tillamook. Light Up a Life: Reading of the Names Monday, Jan. 6, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at TCCA. Living Well with Chronic Conditions Wednesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 19, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Tillamook Medical Plaza. To register, (503) 815-2270. Depression Recovery for Seniors Thursdays, Jan. 16 - Mar. 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, 5010 Third St.,

Tillamook. $60 fee; no charge for people over the age of 60. To register call (503) 815-2270. Wellness Screening Wed., Jan. 8, 7 to 9:30 a.m. at YMCA. Check your cholesterol and blood sugar, results in 5 minutes. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Appointments suggested but not required, 503-815-2270. $20. Relief from Joint Pain Thurs., Jan. 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at TRMC Conference Room A. No charge. RSVP: (503) 815-2270.

Support Groups n




clubCHIP, 3rd Monday monthly, 5:45 - 8 p.m. at Tillamook SDA Church. Grief Support - Tillamook, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly, 3 4:30 p.m. at TRMC Conf. Room. Grief Support - North County, 1st and 3rd Thursdays monthly, 3 - 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible, Manzanita. Diabetes & All That Jazz, 2nd Tuesday monthly, 1:30 - 3 p.m. at TRMC.

For more class & event information, go to Tillamook Regional Medical Center Medical Group Ambulance Services Home Health & Hospice Services

Wednesday, January 8, 2014



SUGAR BROSIUS 503-653-1449


he days are finally getting longer. Wish it was a noticeable amount, but alas... I simply can’t tell the difference yet. But I savor the comfort of a woodstove fire when it’s cold, rainy and dark outside. Dale, my ukulele and myself. Life is good! For all of you that have a daily walk as one of your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to bring a bag with you and clean up as you walk. I have been noticing lots of litter lately. What a clean town we could have if everybody lent a hand. This Sunday, Jan. 12, the Rockaway Beach Parks and Rec program begins their Bingo games at 1 p.m. Be sure to stop by or if you would like to volunteer to call numbers. Dial 503355-2291 to get more information. For those of you that don’t know, Steve Press has donated a space in Trash and Treasures in which the Olsons have located a ‘pirate section.’ The money from the pirate items sold in this space is donated to the Parks and dnes-Rec program for our city. Great choolNews! Last year they were able orma-to donate $280. This year it sky194. rocketed to $675. Many thanks willto the Olsons, Steve and all the Hoopemployees at Trash and Trearday,sures. It’s the little things that uniorprove to be the most amazing! event Another way to help Park and agedRec, be sure to start collecting nnersslightly used items, or unwanted State,Christmas gifts for this year’s con-15th Annual Spaghetti Dinner s willand Silent Auction. As the time entlygets closer, I will fill you in on n thewhere to donate them. . For The Volunteer Fire DepartGaryment is busy planning the chili visitcook-off (hopefully) coming up Jan. 25th. This event will inThe-volve all of Tillamook County’s toriesFire/EMS/Police in a cook-off littlethat will let you, the public, dems forcide who is the best. And all protheirceeds will go to the County Food otherBank. I will give more details as ppensI receive them! e the The Meals for seniors roast ublic)beef dinner is coming up Sat. ry 14Jan. 25 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The meal includes roast beef, mashed weekpotatoes, vegetables, and dessert. nder-Cost is $7 pre or $8 at the door. elain,Be sure to go, it’s always wonDunn,derful fun! And while I am on the Hale,subject, drop by Senior Meals at eathKyler s Perance er.



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t is now the year 2014 and nothing changed here; one drink and I was in bed by 10 p.m. The neighbors were whooping it up with fireworks and after hearing a few of them I slept through all the rest. I will say the weather today was beautiful. The Christmas decorations and tree are all down and put away and now my house looks drab and boring. At least I have until next Christmas to get used to it. I hope all of you had a safe and happy New Year. If you were out drinking to celebrate I hope you followed these guidelines shared by Gordon Mc Craw which also holds true for anytime of the year: * Have designated drivers. Plan to have sober drivers at your party who can help get folks home safely. Volunteer to be a sober driver at someone else’s party. * Plan to stay overnight. Make pre-arrangements to stay overnight at your friend’s home or in a hotel room where you won’t have to drive if you have been drinking. * Monitor car keys. Collect your guests’ car keys at the beginning of your event. Then, talk with your guests before they leave about the best transportation options for them. * Be ready with a cab fare fund. Having available cash to pay cab fare for your guests if they need it reduces the stress on you. If you can’t afford to pay for it yourself, ask your guests to pitch in a few bucks on your invitation. And keep phone numbers handy. * Be responsible. If you are hosting a party,

11:30, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at St Mary’s by the Sea in Rockaway Beach (275 S Pacific.) All seniors in Tillamook County are welcome, and they ask a $4 donation for the meal, freshly cooked that week and served with salad, dessert, coffee and juice. It’s a wonderful deal for the money. Meals for Seniors is a nonprofit organization offering nutritional meals. Pam George, the new President of TCMGA wants me to mention that the Master Gardeners have a community raffle available right now. $25 buys you a chance to win $1000. And with a limited number of tickets to be sold, there’s a good chance of winning. You are also invited to their special event Sat, Feb. 1 from 2-4 when they will pick the winning ticket and celebrating the First Sign of Spring. As the event gets closer, I will tell you more. The Rockaway Beach Police Department has begun a safety campaign entitled “BE SAFEBE SEEN.” They have made available reflective armbands for all of you walkers and bicyclists that are out at night or in inclement weather. These armbands also have the slogan and the department name on them. They are free of charge and requests are limited to two per person so they can reach as many folks as possible. These can truly save lives! While you’re busy cleaning up after the holidays, don’t forget to take your gently used items to the Hope Chest. They are 100 percent volunteer and everything that is earned is donated and all the proceeds are given back to other charities within Tillamook County. Among the organizations they help are Faith in Action, Hospice of Tillamook Co, North County Food Bank, Senior Meals, CASA. The Hope Chest donated its first dollar in 1998. Some wonderful folks would like you to know about their group that meets the first and fourth Thursdays of the month. The Circle of Caring meets at St Mary’s Hall from 10-2 p.m. They sew, knit, and crochet items for special projects in the county. Anyone in the county is welcome to join these wonderful folks. Louann Swanson would like for you to know Jan Shannon passed away Dec. 20. She and Glen had moved to Lake Oswego a couple of years ago, but had lived here for quite a few years. They had been friends for over 20 years. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” That’s Rockaway Beach “Sugar Coated!” offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and help your guests be responsible. Don’t let someone who has been drinking get behind the wheel. * Walking or bicycling after dark? Wear bright clothes to help you stand out. * Buckle up, every trip, every time. * Drive defensively at all times. * Show zero tolerance for impaired driving. Report impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1 or OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1800-243-7865). The Bay City Fire Department shares this with us: In 2013 the men and women of the Bay City Fire Department responded to 81 Medical Calls, 10 Fires, five Motor Vehicle Accidents, 26 Public/Agency Assists, 5 Mutual-aid Calls and 1 Rope Rescue for a total of 128 calls. Bay City Fire Department averages about 120 calls a year so 2013 was a little above average. Bay City Fire Department invites you to help and volunteer as a firefighter. The work they do is so important to all of here in the community. There is no such thing as too many firefighters. Everyone had a fun time at the Christmas Boosters Party. We learned of the Angels helping four people with their water bills and we were able to help 3 or 4 more. This is not something that just happens during the holidays. If you would like to be an anonymous angel there is still a couple of winter months that some people have trouble getting through. Any amount of a donation is welcome and you can do so by visiting City Hall to see what the need is. I know my electric bill was out of sight this last month so that would also be another place (PUD) that if you can and find it in your heart to help someone out it would be greatly appreciated. Love and kindness have no boundaries. Again, Happy 2014 and see you around town!

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The God Barge and the Kid Named .45


or those of you who’ve been stuck in front of a screen waiting to get your bunions fixed by Obamacare, you might have missed a couple of news stories. I’m not talking about the Mary Syndrome covered in the online news website, The Daily Beast, based on a data set of 7870 teen women followed for 14 years, that .5 percent of the 5340 who became pregnant during the study, or 45 of them, reported they were still virgins at the time of their pregnancy. I’m not even talking about Justin Bieber’s retirement. I’m talking about two local news stories, one of which put Tillamook County in the national news, the missionary barge and the kid named .45. Ed and Denise Ebel and their 10 children and who knows who else have been building a barge at the Old Mill Marina property, or perhaps anchored in the water next to the Old Mill Marina. The details get a little fuzzy. The barge has been under construction for several months.

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It’s now forty feet wide and eighty feet long. Hard to see it was hard to see. Apparently no Oregon State or Tillamook County official noticed a 3200 sq. ft. houseboat with twelve people living on it sitting in the middle of Tillamook Bay. When one patient local executive told them they were violating a half-dozen regs, spanning three levels of government and the Coast Guard, the Ebels volunteered to open an espresso restaurant on the barge. The executive surmised the couple didn’t entirely understand the situation. The Coast Guard told them they couldn’t take the barge across the bar. It was too wide and

unstable. It would break up in the sea. They countered with the argument, the Lord would protect them since they were going to Alaska as missionaries to save fishers’ souls. Good argument. I know some fishers whose souls could use some help. The Headlight Herald reported the Ebels were stuck. I don’t think so. If anyone’s stuck, it’s we tax payers. I doubt the Ebels have the resources to disassemble and dispose of the barge, which, as of this writing, is still growing. But the story that put us in the national spotlight is the couple who named their child a number. Actually it wasn’t a whole number. It was a fraction, 45/100ths of an inch, or .45 for short. I think they thought people would associate the baby’s “name” with a well-known weapon. It’s a mystery to me why parents would want anyone who met their son for the first time to associate the child with a firearm. He could rule out a career in law enforcement, which is looking for stability

in candidates. Drill instructors in the Marines would have a field day with him. He’d probably get some sympathy from a boy named Sue. I don’t know why they limited themselves to a fraction. Why not a symbol? I think Prince was named a symbol at one time. When I couldn’t settle on a major in college I think my father thought my name should have been ?. They could have named him @. It would protect his domain if he ever wanted to register as an internet business. How about #? (Just the first symbol.) He would be popular on tweets. $ probably wouldn’t work if he wanted to become a monk. You have to be licensed to drive a car. I’ve often thought new parents should have to take an exam and be licensed to get a kid, which is much more important than an automobile, even if it was electric. I know I should have. A manual. When they got their kid, these parents should have been given a bad word manual to tell them how to treat a human being.

Five local nonprofits get Cultural Trust grants By Joe Wrabek Five Tillamook County nonprofits recently were awarded grants by the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition. A total of $7,375 was awarded, in grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. The largest grants – $2,000 each – went to the Bay City Arts Center to fund the DaVinci Project, an art and design study for 5th-graders at East Elementary School in Tillamook; and to the Community Arts Project, to assist in the Art Literacy Program for Garibaldi Grade School and Nestucca Valley Elementary School students. Another grant, of $1,500, was awarded to the Tillamook County Quilt Trail Coalition to help facilitate the third biannual “Quilt and Fiber Festival.” The Tillamook County Master Gardeners Association received $1,325 for a new entrance to the Learning Garden at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. And the Nehalem Valley Historical Society received $550 to assist in development of that region’s oral history. The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition’s nine-member volunteer board – three

Courtesy photo by Charlie Woodridge

members each from north, central, and south Tillamook County – is one of 45 county and tribal coalitions statewide that distribute money annually from the Oregon Cultural Trust. The trust gets its funds from the sale of “Cultural Trust” license plates and from taxexempt donations. A prerequisite for funding is having in

place a local cultural plan approved by the state. Tillamook County has had one since 2004. Grant applications are due in October. Projects must be completed within the following calendar year. Cultural Trust distributions in Tillamook County have averaged $7,000 annually.

Tillamook County Churches Bay City




HIS GATHERING 9330 4th St., (503) 812-1974. Pastor Bill Creech. Sunday evenings 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us in celebrating God’s awesome message of love and grace.

OCEANSIDE CHAPEL 1590 Chinook Avenue, Oceanside, (503) 812-2493. Pastor Larry Hamilton. (Christian Non-denominational) worship Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. with fellowship following. Please join us as we worship together.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2611 3rd, (503) 842-2549. Pastor Jeff Doud. Classic service: 9:30 a.m. Contemporary service: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare for infants to age 5 available. Tuesdays: Celebrate Recovery 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Teen Fellowship 7 - 8 p.m. We welcome you to join us as we worship together.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 2411 Fifth Street, (503) 842-6647. Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. (English); 12:00 noon (Spanish) Weekdays: Mon-Wed-Thur-Fri - 8:00 a.m.; Tues6:00 p.m. Confessions: Saturday - 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday - 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (Spanish) Rosary: Tuesday - 5:40 p.m.; Saturday - 5:00 p.m.

Beaver BEAVER COMMUNITY CHURCH 24720 Hwy. 101S, Cloverdale, OR (503) 398-5508. Sunday School 9:50 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Bible Study 1st & 3rd Monday 7 p.m. AWANA Wednesday 406 p.m. Josh Gard, Pastor

Cloverdale ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 34560 Parkway Drive, Cloverdale, (503) 392-3685. Services 5:30 Saturday night, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. WI-NE-MA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Campground, 5195 Wi-Ne-Ma Road, 7 mi. south of Cloverdale, (503) 392-3953. Sunday School 9:30, Worship 10:45 a.m.

Garibaldi NORTH COAST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 309 3rd St., (503) 322-3626. Pastor Richard Jenks. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Adult bible class 9:30 a.m. We invite you to join us.

Hemlock HEMLOCK COUNTRYSIDE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Corner of Blanchard Rd. and Hwy. 101S. (503) 398-5454. Pastor Andy Parriman. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Everyone welcome!

Nehalem NEHALEM BAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 10th and A Streets, Nehalem. (503) 368-5612. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. www.

Netarts NETARTS FRIENDS CHURCH 4685 Alder Cove Rd. West, (503) 842-8375. Pastor Jerry Baker, Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10:10 a.m. Call for information on Bible studies and youth activities.

Pacific City NESTUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 35305 Brooten Road, (503) 9656229. Pastor Rev. Ben Dake. Weekly bible study groups Fridays at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. Open communion the first Sunday of each month. Adult Sunday School 9 a.m. Youth Snday School 10 a.m. Regular services Sunday 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Rockaway ROCKAWAY COMMUNITY CHURCH 400 S.E. 3rd Ave. (503) 355-2581. Pastor Sam & Rachel Whittaker. Sundays: Contemporary/Traditional Worship Service 10:30AM-12:00. Kidz Bible Club 9:15-10:15AM. Middle School & High School 9:15-10:15AM. Adult Sunday School 9:15-10:15AM. Nursery for under age 4 provided 9:15AM-12:00. Community Groups meet weekly on Thursday nights. Contact the church for information. ST. MARY BY THE SEA CATHOLIC CHURCH 275 S. Pacific St. (503) 355-2661. Saturday: Confessions 5 p.m.; Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Confessions: 8 a.m.; Mass 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: Tues 5:30 p.m. and Wed. - Fri. 9 a.m.

Tillamook BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH (CBA) 5640 U.S. 101 S. (2 miles south of Tillamook), (503) 842-5598. Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening service 6:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Everyone welcome! CHRIST REFORMATION CHURCH (Reformed Baptist Church) 7450 Alderbrook Road, Tillamook, OR, 97141. (503) 842-8317. Pastor Jeff Crippen. Family Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided). Morning worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Ladies Luncheon/Bible Study 12:00 noon. English as a Second Language.

EMMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1311 3rd St. (503) 842-7864. Pastor: Sterling Hanakahi. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Studies 4 p.m., Evening Message 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2203 4th St., (503) 842-6213. Senior Pastor: Dean Crist, Sunday, Prayer 8:30 a.m., Worship Celebration & classes for all ages, 9 a.m. & 10:45, Casual attire. Nursery facilities and handicapped accessible. Programs available for youth of all ages. Travelers and newcomers welcome. GRACE LUTHERAN MISSION - W.E.L.S. Pastor Warren Widmann. Sunday Bible study 5 p.m., Worship Service 6 p.m. Please call (503) 842-7729 for information. LIVING WATER FELLOWSHIP 1000 N. Main, Suite 12, (503) 842-6455. Pastors Marv and Judie Kasemeier (Charismatic, Nondenomi-national) Sunday Morning Service 10. Nursery through sixth grade children’s church provided. Sunday Evening Prayer Service 7 p.m. Wednesday; Generation Unleashed Youth Service for ages 12-18 6:30 p.m. LIFECHANGE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 3500 Alder Lane, Tillamook, OR 97141. (503) 842-9300. Pastor Brad Smith. Wednesday service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Discipleship service: 6:00 p.m. Member: Southern Baptist Convention. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 302 Grove Ave., (503) 8424823. The Church of the Lutheran Hour (7 a.m. Sunday, KTIL) Reverend J. Wesley Beck. Sunday School for all ages, 9:20 a.m.; Divine Service, 10:30 a.m. Midweek Bible studies. Everyone welcome! Call for more information.

Where you are always welcome

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 2610 1st St., (503) 842-7182. Pastor Tim Mayne. English/Spanish Services. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Saturdays. Sabbath School, Children & Adults 9:30 a.m. All visitors welcome. Website: ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2102 Sixth Street., (503) 842-6192. Jerry Jefferies, Priest-in-Charge. Sunday Worship Service - Holy Eucharist 9 a.m. Sunday school and child care. Everyone is welcome. Handicapped accessible. www.StAlbansTillamook. com. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” Pastor John Sandusky. 602 Laurel Ave., Tillamook, (503) 842-2242. Worship & Church School: 10:30 a.m. Web site: www.stjohnsucctillamook. net. Handicapped accessible. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 401 Madrona, (503) 842-4753, Pastor Jerry Jefferies. Traditional Sunday morning worship 11 a.m. Holden Evening Prayer every Thursday at 6 p.m. You are warmly invited to join us. TILLAMOOK CHURCH OF CHRIST 2506 First St., (503) 842-4393, Minister: Fred Riemer. Sunday morning Bible class 10, Worship service 11 a.m., Sunday evening service 6, Wednesday evening Bible class 7. Noninstrumental singing - come as you are. Visitors are always welcome. TILLAMOOK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3808 12th St., (503) 842-2224. Pastor Jerry Jefferies and Carol Brown. Sunday Services 11 a.m.; Food Bank: Thursdays 12:30-3 p.m. Fully accessible facility. All are welcome!



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DRIVERS-Whether you have experience or need training, we offer unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver, LEASE OPERATOR, LEASE TRAINERS. 877-369-7104

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- $49,067 $130,000 $260,000 Total (not including beginning fund balance) - $218,017 $262,833 - $800,816 $240,500 $357,055 Resources - General Fund - Beginning Fund Balance - $239,758 $171,679 - $137,722 $248,642 - $245,000 Total (not including beginning fund balance) - $520 $4,709 - $23,383 $241,300 - $223,000 Other Resources General Fund $536,390 - $588,902 $1,633,855 $459,655 - $680,000 Total Resources + Unapprop Fund Balance - $754,927 $856,444 $2,458,054 - $941,455 $1,260,055 Total Resources + Beginning Fund Balance $1,155,323 $1,064,900 $2,644,843 $1,320,097 $1,765,055 Expenditures Materials and Services - $26,573 - $42,987 $68,575 $82,155 -$106,055 Capital Outlay $0 $275,271 $933,072 $449,942 $937,445 Special Payments - $0 $164,311 - $0 - $0 $0 Transfer to TIF - $0 - $0 $561,545 - $0 - $0 Total Expenditures $101,573 - $482,569 $1,792,292 - $532,097 $1,555,500 Unappropriated Fund Balance (TIF & GF) $208,456 - $186,789 $231,041 - $40,000 $104,000 Total Expenditures + Unappropriated Fund Balance $310,029 $669,484 - $1,960,335 $572,097 $1,659,500

Oral auction The property of: Shannon Anderson #F77 Patricia Hamilton #D38 At 707 E. Garibaldi Ave Garibaldi, Oregon 1/16/14 at 11:30am (503) 322-4334

Full details including the job description and application requirements are available at www.ncrd. org. Application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014.

fiscal year. The funds received were spent on various projects within the district such as, but not limited to, 3rd Street Improvement Project, Pelican Brewing Company Project, Town Center Planter Project and several fa\’8dade improvement grants.

the above-entitled Court and cause on or before the expiration of 30 days from the date of the first publication of this summons. The date of first publication in this matter is January 1, 2014. If you fail timely to appear and answer, plaintiff will apply to the above-entitled court for the relief prayed for in its complaint. This is a judicial foreclosure of a deed of trust in which the plaintiff requests that the plaintiff be allowed to foreclose your interest in the following described real property: LOTS 47, 48 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 46, BLOCK 66, ROCKAWAY BEACH, COUNTY OF TILLAMOOK, STATE OF OREGON. Commonly known as: 1008 Nehalem Avenue, Rockway Beach, OR 97136-9494. NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claims are stated in the written complaint, a copy of which was filed with the above-entitled Court. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal document 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 any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at www. or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. This summons is issued pursuant to ORCP 7. RCO LEGAL, P.C. Michael Botthof, OSB #113337 Attorneys for Plaintiff 511 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 400 Portland, OR 97205 P: (503) 977-7840 F: (503) 977-7963

Free confidential services for victims of sexual or domestic violence. 842-9486 1-800-992-1679

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


Health & Nutrition PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and the present? If the mesh caused complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson Law and speak with female staff members. 1-800-535-5727



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Lost & Found Missing from 1st Ave Rockaway for about 4 days-male black & white tuxedo cat. If you have seen Phil please call us!! We miss him. We are praying for a Christmas miracle!!! 812-4013 Young (9 mo?), male black and white tuxedo cat found Friday night at the ODFW office back parking lot. Very friendly with people. Does not seem to like other cats much. Very tall Has some white on nose.No collar. believe he’s been neutered. Call Evenings- Michele 503-392-3905 - leave message

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Gordon Trucking, Inc. CDL-A Solos & Team Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus & $.54 CPM. Consistent Miles, Benefits, 401k, EOE. Call 7 days/week 866-435-8590

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DRIVERS-Regional Runs, Western States Excellent Pay Package, Great Bonus Potential, Great Equipment, Steady Freight, CDL-A, 1-Year OTR Experience Required. HazMat Required. 888-929-9140

Cash for Junk, Broken & Wrecked Autos. 503384-8499 or 541-2163107. I will Travel!

Rustic 2br completely remodeled OUTSTANDING VIEW of Wilson River. no smk/pets. $1095/ & yard care incl call 503-630-2227 or 503-407-0930. Till 4br/2ba 3803 Maple Ln. Hdwd/tile floors. Granite ctps fenced yrd. No smk/pets $1,100/mo. $900dep. 503-842-9211


Duplexes 2bd 1.5ba townhse, den, garage, w/d h/u, deck, $850+dep no smoke/ pets 5450 3rd St 503522-7060


Condos Rockaway Beach condo: 2bd/2ba, 2parking spots. Right on beach. Stunning view. washer/dryer avail. Ideal for roommates. 1+ year rental. $1300. 503702-6138


Office Space For Lease-Office space 104 Main w/parking lot approx 650 sqr ft avail Feb 1(503)842-4259



Homes for Sale by Owner

King size mattress set, $150 OBO for more info call 503-322-0387

3 bd 2 ba, cedar home in the country. 30 X 36 shop on a valley view acre Pics @ 1665 Fernwood Dr Tilla. Asking $289,000 Call for appt 503 812-2803. take drive-by.



Houses Furnished View of Cape Mears Lake & Ocean. 1bd. $825. 842-8600 or


Houses Unfurnished 2bd 1 ba Netarts, steps away frm crabbing & resturants w/d hk up $950 mo + dep 503-267-6686 2bd 1ba attached garage, clean. no smoking/ pets $795/mo + $300 clean dep. 503-842-7357 2db 1ba single garage east of town big b-yard 1st last 300 dep. no pets n/s 503-842-4371

Tillamook County Family YMCA Youth Sports Director General Function: This position is responsible for the planning, development, administration, expansion and evaluation of all youth sports programs of the Tillamook County Family YMCA. Know How: This person must have excellent organizational, communication, and customerservice-oriented people skills. Person will have knowledge of how youth sports programs are organized and conducted. This person must be able to recruit, train and supervise staff and volunteers. This person must be able to work with the business community in terms of public relations and recruiting sponsors. This person must also have an appreciation of and work well with teenagers. Understanding of budgeting and strong computer skills. To Apply: Send cover letter, 3 references and resume to: Tillamook County Family YMCA 610 Stillwell Avenue Tillamook, OR 97141 or Email:

Public Notices H14-003 PUBLIC NOTICE TILLAMOOK URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY Annual Agency Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 The Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency (TURA) has compiled the agency’s Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013 in accordance with ORS 457.460. The Annual Report is online at the agency website at www.tillamookor. gov/urban-renewal or is available for inspection at Tillamook City Hall, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141. Tax Revenues for the 2012-2013 for TURA were assessed by Tillamook County in the amount of $250,148 of which TURA received $231,767. TURA budgeted $231,000 for the

Please Note: Due to the state school funding formula, local schools and ESDs are not directly impacted by Tax Increment Financing. Property tax revenues are combined with State School Fund revenues to achieve perstudent funding targets. Property taxes foregone because of the use of Tax Increment Financing are replaced as determined by a funding formula at the State level with State School Fund revenues. The information below is the financial budgeting information from FY 2009-2010; FY 20102011; FY 2011-2012; Adopted Budget for FY 2012-2013 and Approved Budget for FY 2013-2014: Resources - TIF Fund Beginning Fund Balance - $160,638 $36,777

Please contact Tillamook City Manager Paul Wyntergreen, (503)842-2472 Ext. 3460 or Executive Assistant Debbi Reeves, Ext. 3463, City Hall, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141 for further information or questions. Posted January 6, 2014; Published January 8, 2014 and January 15, 2014 H14-002 A public meeting of the Board of Directors for the Netarts-Oceanside RFPD, will be held at the Netarts Fire Hall. The meeting will take place on the 14th day of January, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. A copy of the entire agenda may be inspected or obtained at the Netarts Fire District Office between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday. H14-001 Garibaldi Self Storage Pursuant to its lien rights Intends to hold for sale At Cash Only public


Nehalem Valley Care Center has a Business Office Manager/ Bookkeeping Position available. Office Manager Duties: • Enter, audit and reconcile accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. • Bill Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance companies, and private individuals. • Track new employee insurance eligibility and enrollment. • Create and maintain complex reports for administrative review. • Verify insurance information for potential residents. • Track payer changes. • Handle and reconcile petty cash. • Maintain filing systems for accounts payable and financial documentation for residents. • Perform office supply orders.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS Neah-Kah-Nie School District POSITIONS: GGS Odyssey of the Mind Coach, MN-Posting #50 (2 Positions) GGS Reading Tutors (Up to 3 Positions) Posting #55 GGS Student Specific Special Education IA Posting #56 NKN MS Odyssey of the Mind Coach, Posting #46 NKN HS Head Baseball Coach, Posting #51 NKN HS Assistant Baseball Coach, Posting #52 To apply for any of the positions listed above go to TalentEd at SUBSTITUTES NEEDED Licensed Substitutes Classified Substitutes Custodial Substitutes

Skills/Qualifications: Applicant must be self motivated and detail oriented. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel is required. Experience with QuickBooks and insurance processing is preferred. Compensation DOE, $18-$25/hr.

For More Information Contact: Kathie Sellars, Administrative Assistant Neah-Kah-Nie School District PO Box 28/504 N. Third Avenue Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 Phone (503) 355-2222

Vacancy announcement and associated job descriptions as well as our application can be printed off our web site at click on the Employment tab. Neah-Kah-Nie School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The information below shows the taxing district information. For analysis, each district is listed with the amount of taxes without urban renewal, the amount with urban renewal, and the amount of taxes imposed for Fiscal Year 2012-2013: Tillamook School District #9: $7,948,961.65 $7,826,225.37 $122,736.28; NW Regional ESD: $627,993.78 $624,296.05 $3,697.73; Tillamook Bay Community College: $1,776,373.49 -$1,770,032.13 $6,341.36; City of Tillamook: $604,119.33 $560,728.87 $43,390.46; Fairview Water District: $14,071.67 $13,877.27 $194.40; Port Of Tillamook Bay: $47,401.37 $46,531.32 $870.05; 4-H Extension SD: $285,221.87 $283,565.42 $1,656.45; EMCD-911: $778,366.73 $773,832.41 $4,534.32; Tillamook County: $7,883,092.20 $7,838,025.04 $45,067.16; Tillamook County Transportation District: $826,730.91 $821,920.51 $4,810.40; Tillamook Fire District: $655,690.41 $638,841.46 $16,848.95; TOTAL: $21,448,023.41 $21,197,875.85 $250,147.56


Send resume to: Lee Garber 280 Rowe Road Wheeler, OR 97147


H14-004 The Netarts-Oceanside Sanitary District (NOSD) Board of Directors will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. in the NOSD Board Room, 1755 Cape Meares Loop Rd. W., Oceanside, OR. General District business including New Business; Old Business; Treatment Plant Project Status Update; etc., and any other matters that may come before the Board will be discussed. The District reserves the right, if necessary, to call an Executive Session. All Meetings, except Executive Sessions, are open to the public and accessible to the disabled. The District encourages your participation. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact the District office at least 48 hours in advance at (503) 842-8231. H14-005 FAIRVIEW WATER DIST will hold their regular Board meeting at 6:00 pm Monday January 13, 2014 at the District Office 403 Marolf Lp Rd Tillamook. The agenda will include the routine business of the District. The public is welcome. The District will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact the office 72 hours in advance. tel:503-8424333 , TDD tel:800-7352900 , voice tel:800-7351232 .

H13-505 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF Tillamook Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. Janet M. Johnson; and Occupants of the Premises, Defendants. Case No. 132069 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS: Janet M. Johnson: In the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filed against you in


Alpha Care adult foster home is looking for F/T and P/T care givers, must have at least 2 years experience working with the elderly. Must be able to pass State background check. Location: Tillamook, OR Contact Phone: 503-739-5756 Email: H51920

Oregon Coast Bank has an immediate opening for a full time teller. Candidates must have strong customer service skills, cash handling skills, be detail-oriented and be able to work in a team environment. Salary commensurate with experience plus a full benefits package. Qualified applicants should email resumes to: Tami Menefee at


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF TILLAMOOK In the Matter of the Estate of Gerald H. Stelzig, Deceased. No. P13PB00997 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative. All persons

having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned Personal Representative at P.O. Box 220, Tillamook, Oregon 97141 within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the Personal

Representative, or the attorney for the Personal Representative. Dated and first published January 1, 2014. Ruth D. Stelzig 701 Nestucca Ave. Tillamook, OR 97141 (503)812-8591 Christian K. Hooley, OSB No. 903000 Attorney at Law Christian K. Hooley, P.C. P.O. Box 220 Tillamook, Oregon 97141 Telephone: (503) 8422553

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2507 Main Ave. North, Suite A Tillamook, OR 97141 BUY NOW! INTEREST RATES ARE STILL AFFORDABLE! AFFORDABLE BAY VIEW LOT IN BAY CITY! Nearly ¼ acre, level & sloping parcel with trees and view to the west of the bay & mountains. Utilities available. Semiprivate, end of the road location. #13-1085… $49,900 Call Marilyn Hankins, PC, GRI, CRS, Principal RE Broker @ 503-812-8208 SIX ACREAGE PARCELS! Beautiful mountain views from these mostly level, 2+ acre parcels in South Prairie. Served by public water with septic approvals & underground utilities. Surveyed. Gravel road to be paved. Some have Simmons Creek frontage. CCR’s apply. #12-831…from $92,500 Call Marilyn Hankins, PC, GRI, CRS Principal RE Broker @ 503-812-8208

RIVERFRONT ACREAGE! Located in peaceful, sheltered location at the end of the road. Level with septic drainfield installed, tank has been removed and will need to be replaced. Existing well for water. Power to property. Adjacent home and acreage also available. #13-124….$69,000 Call Marilyn Hankins, PC, GRI, CRS Principal RE Broker @ 503-812-8208 LARGE, LEVEL PARCEL NEAR THE BAY! Large parcel located in neighborhood of well maintained homes with mountain views! Water/sewer at street. Paved road. #11-189......$45,000 Call Marilyn Hankins, PC, GRI, CRS, Principal RE Broker @ 503-812-8208

SERENE CREEKFRONT ACREAGE! Level & sloping 6.8 acres fronting on beautiful Farmer Creek. Sheltered location near public boat launch on the Nestucca River. Will need well & septic. #12-138 Call Real Estate Broker Patti Tippett @ 503-812-6508 BRING YOUR DREAM HOME PLANS! Wonderful, level beach lot out of the flood plain and just steps to deeded beach access taking you to miles of beautiful ocean beaches. Upscale neighborhood. #13600….$155,900 Call Real Estate Broker Patti Tippett @ 503-812-6508

OCEANSIDE ACREAGE PARCELS! .Two parcels from .97 to 1.51 acres just outside of the quaint village of Oceanside. Dividable. Utilities at street. Starting at. #11-1015……$175,000 Call Real Estate Broker Patti Tippett @ 503-812-6508 5 VIEW PARCELS TO CHOOSE FROM! Level & gently sloping acreage parcels of 2+ acres in upscale subdivision. Most with septic approvals and wells already in! Undergound utilities. CCR’s. Call for details. #13-620 Starting at…$85,000 Call Marilyn Hankins, PC, GRI, CRS Principal RE Broker @ 503-812-8208 BY BEACH AND BAY! Two large lots between village of Oceanside and Netarts Bay! Utilities at street. CCR’s. #11-1020…… $35,000 each Call Real Estate Broker Patti Tippett @ 503-812-6508 LEVEL MOUNTAIN VIEW PARCEL! Nearly 1/4 acre lot with existing septic system and water to property line. Convenient location near town, schools & access to Portland. Beautiful mountain views! Partially fenced. #13-1051…$39,900 Call Real Estate Broker Patti Tippett @ 503-812-6508

Public Notices H13-509 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE On January 30, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. at the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, 5995 Long Prairie Road, Tillamook, Oregon, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 7630 S. PRAIRIE ROAD, TILLAMOOK, OREGON 97141. The court case number is: 13-2131, where JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is Plaintiff, and Federico Martinez Cardenas; State of Oregon, Other Persons or Parties, including Occupants, Unknown Claiming Any Right, Title, Lien, or Interest in the Property Described in the Complaint Herein, are Defendants. The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash and/or cashier’s

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS! DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL! 2 acreage parcels available, both great for multi-family units or small developments. Near community college, fairgrounds and within approx. a mile of downtown Tillamook! Choose from a 1.51 ac parcel with a barn zoned R-5 or 1.28 ac parcel zoned R-O. #13830…starting at $139,900 Call Real Estate Broker Wendi Hacker @ 503-842-5525 for details



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check, in hand, made out to Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office. For more information on this sale go to: http://www.oregonsheriffs .com/sales. htm

tate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned co-personal representatives, c/o Campbell & Popkin, LLC, 1580 N. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR 97138, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, the co-personal representatives, or the attorney for the co-personal representatives, Steven T. Campbell, at the above address. Dated and first published January 1, 2014. Walter Beeler Ronald Beeler Anita Fletcher Co-Personal Representatives

SALE On January 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, 5995 Long Prairie Road, Tillamook, Oregon, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as:, 4605 ALDER COVE ROAD, NETARTS , OREGON 97143. The court case number is: 12-2091, where First Horizon Home Loans a Division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, through its loan servicing agent Nationstar Mortgage, LLC is Plaintiff, and David W. Fowler; Keri Lacey; Amerifirst Home Improvement Finance Co; Occupants of the Property are Defendants. The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash and/or cashier’s check, in hand, made out to Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office. For more information on this sale go to: http://www.oregonsheriffs .com/sales.htm

H13-503 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF TILLAMOOK PROBATE DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Estate of IRENE ANNA BEELER Deceased. Case No. 13PB00986 NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Walter Beeler, Ronald Beeler and Anita Fletcher have been appointed co-personal representatives of the Estate of Irene Anna Beeler. All persons having claims against the es-

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Public Notices H13-502 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF TILLAMOOK In the Matter of the Estate of) No. P13PB01026 CALVIN S. HARTMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned Personal Representative at P.O. Box 220, Tillamook, Oregon 97141 within four months after the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of

Carolyn Decker cell (503) 801-0935

At The Beach!

Two wooded building sites, water and sewer to the lot line. These two lots are in an area of newer homes. MLS #13-316 and 13-315

SHELTERED ACREAGE BY THE GOLF COURSE! Mostly level 1.57 acres just east of Alderbrook Golf Course and minutes to Tillamook Bay fishing, crabbing & boating. #12-183……$45,000 Call Real Estate Broker Wendi Hacker @ 503-842-5525 for details

BIG BAY & RIVER VIEWS! Five parcels to choose from! Ranging from a standard 50x100 lot to .86 acres. All with views! Most may be dividable! Beautiful secluded area near crabbing, clamming & boating on the Nehalem River. Quaint shops & restaurants nearby. #13-671……Starting at $22,900 Call Real Estate Broker Wendi Hacker @ 503-842-5525 for details


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About One Acre!

This parcel offers large beautiful trees, a level parcel with a mountain view. City services available in Bay City. MLS #13-528 $69,000

Wow! What A View!

Over 2 acres, septic approved, power available and road established. That beautiful view is unobstructed, you can see forever. MLS #12-782 $125,000

Hwy. 101 Commercial Lots!

Prime location next to Burger King, three parcels, approx. 350’ of Hwy. frontage and depth of 500 feet. MLS #13-563 $1,100,000

Strip Mall Potential!

Three hundred and 350 feet of Hwy. 101 frontage, plus Goodspeed Road access as well. This parcel is located about 2 miles North of Tillamook’s city center. MLS #13-563 $570,000



w w w. K i n g R e a l t y B r o ke r s . c o m All land or lots, offered for sale, improved or unimproved are subject to land use laws and regulations, and governmental approval for any zoning changes or use.

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IT’S BETTER ON BLAINE! 4BD/2BA, 2,321 SF. Peaceful park-like setting right on the Nestucca River. Fantastic fishing and swimming hole right out your back door. Terrific river views from house. MLS# 13-876 Call Kristi $299,000

BAYFRONT CONDO ON PEARL STREET IN NETARTS. 1BD/1BA, 529SF. Unobstructed, jaw dropping views of the ocean, bay & Three Arch Rocks. New, modern interior w/vaulted ceiling, open floor plan & large windows. 13-1056 Call Wendy $239,000

BEST OF EVERYTHING IN TILLAMOOK. 3BD/2BA home w/ vintage charm and custom updates. Beautifully remodeled kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout. Updated main bath, w/ claw-foot tub. Unbeatable location! MLS# 13-925 Call Steph $179,000



BEACH FRONT ON PEARL STREET! 2BR/2BA, 1,742 SF. One of the most coveted locations in Netarts. Absolutely unbeatable ocean and bay views including Three Arch Rocks. Level, grassy backyard bordering sandy beach. MLS# 13-849 Call Cyndi $575,000

PRIVATE OCEAN VIEW CONDO IN OCEANSIDE. 2BD/2BA condo in The Capes w/ gorgeous ocean view. Mstr Ste w/walk-in tile shower & jetted tub. Open floor plan, two ocean view decks. Trail to beach steps away. MLS# 13-9 Call Wendy $279,900

NEAT AND CLEAN AND MOVE-IN READY! 2BD/1BA, 672 SF. Large .40 acre lot backing 191 acres of beautiful forest. Just 4 miles to Netarts Bay. LOTS of parking for cars, boats and RV’s including covered carport. MLS# 13-1074 Call Dusty $69,000




Dusty Trost Broker

503.801.2326 BRAND NEW HOME IN TILLAMOOK! 3BD/2BA, 1,350 SF. Vaulted ceilings, laminate floors, tiled counters, custom kitchen and large master suite. SELLER TO PAY $5,000 OF BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS. Don’t wait. MLS# 13-856 Call Dusty $199,000


Wendy Stevens Principal Broker

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BEACH HOUSE UNDER $90K IN ROCKAWAY! 2BD/2BA, 924 SF. Very well maintained single wide with enclosed front porch. Cozy and move in ready with furniture and appliances included! Miles of beach just blocks away. MLS# 13-999 Call Kristi $85,000

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Cyndi Lewis Broker

ONE-OF-A-KIND HOME PERCHED ATOP GARIBALDI! 3BD/2BA, 3135 SF, .98 acres. Spectacular views of Tillamook Bay and ocean. Floor to ceiling windows, redwood beams throughout. Knock your socks off kitchen! MLS# 13-874. Call Kristi $685,000

FISHERMAN’S DELIGHT IN GARIBALDI! 3BD/2.5BA, 1879 SF. Vaulted ceilings, cozy wood stove, master on the main, well equipped kitchen and bay view trex deck. RV parking w/hookups. Tons of storage w/1100 SF basement. MLS# 13-1028 Call Wendy $349,000

QUINTESSENTIAL OCEAN VIEW CABIN IN OCEANSIDE VILLAGE! 2BD/1BA. 631 SF. Terrific views from Three Arch Rocks all the way to Cape Lookout. Cedar shingle siding, metal roof and vinyl windows throughout. MLS# 13-1046 Call Dusty $299,000

AFFORDABLE BAY VIEW HOME IN BAY CITY! 2BD/1BA, 1040 SF. Just steps to the park & everything the downtown area has to offer! Landscaped double lot. Fully fenced. RV parking. Shed for storage. MLS# 13-793 Call Jodi $135,000





KILLER DEAL ON THIS OCEAN VIEW DUPLEX IN OCEANSIDE! 2BD/2BA each side, 2,040 SF in all. Vaulted ceilings. Large ocean view decks. Attached garage for each unit. Very private. MLS# 13-43 Call Jodi $299,000

VALLEY VIEW HOME ON ¾ ACRE IN TILLAMOOK. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,172 SF. Amazing custom kitchen w/ hickory cabinets and tiled counters. Large master suite. Wood storage and great garden area. Lots of extras. MLS# 13-965 Call Steph $335,000

SWEET PRICE! JUST MINUTES TO TOWN & BEACH!3BD/2BA, 1,344 SF. Serene wooded lot. Inviting home w/ large windows and deck, cute kitchen w/ breakfast bar and gracious master suite. Single car detached garage. MLS# 13-997 Call Steph $87,000

HEART OF CAPE MEARES! 2BD/2.5BA, 1,728 SF. Unobstructed westerly ocean views from great room & large covered deck. Granite & stainless in kitchen, woodstove in great room. Oversized garage. Walk to the beach & lake! MLS# 13-1024 Call Wendy $419,000




TRASK RIVER CABIN! 3BD/1BA and sleeping loft. 1,050 SF. Updated home w/ new cabinets, tile counters, pergo floors and new carpet. Enjoy the mountain views and wildlife from your wrap around deck or hot tub. MLS# 13-912 Call Steph $204,000

3+ ACRES AT THE BEACH IN NETARTS! Absolutely gorgeous wooded acreage with creek and two septic approvals close to Netarts Bay. Two open, sunny building sites to choose from, both with a view into the woods. MLS# 13-1010 Call Wendy $99,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN TILLAMOOK! 3BD/2BA, 1,450 SF. Vaulted ceilings, laminate floors, tiled counters, custom kitchen and large master suite. SELLER TO PAY $5,000 OF BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS. Don’t wait. MLS# 13-857 Call Dusty $199,000


Jodi King Broker


SPACIOUS ONE LEVEL HOME NEAR SCHOOLS IN TILLAMOOK! 3BD/1BA, 1,750 SF. Large (100’x100’) corner lot. Living AND family room. Wood, tile and carpeted floors, and fenced back yard w/ large patio. Two car garage w/ workshop behind. MLS# 13-1035 Call Dusty $169,000



All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD tollfree at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.

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the court, the Personal Representative, or the attorney for the Personal Representative. Dated and first published December 25, 2013. Lawrence McCandless 21515 Blaine Road Beaver, OR 97108 (541)520-5753 Christian K. Hooley, OSB No. 903000 Attorney at Law Christian K. Hooley, P.C. P.O. Box 220 Tillamook, Oregon 97141 Telephone: (503) 8422553 H13-493 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE On January 21, 2014, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, 5995 Long Prairie Road, Tillamook, Oregon, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 420 MCCORMICK LOOP ROAD, TILLAMOOK, OREGON 97141. The court case number is: 13-2124, where JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC F/K/A WM Specialty Mortgage LLC, is Plaintiff, and Pablo J. Lozano; Maria E. bravo, American Express Company, Other Persons or Parties including Occupants, Unknown Claiming Any Right, Title, Lien or Interest in the Property Described in the Complaint Herein, are Defendants. The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash and/or cashier’s

check, in hand, made out to Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office. For more information on this sale go to: http://www.oregonsheriffs .com/sales. htm H13-494 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE On January 21, 2014, at the hour of 10:30 a.m. at the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, 5995 Long Prairie Road, Tillamook, Oregon, the defendant’s interest will be sold, subject to redemption, in the real property commonly known as: 916 STILLWELL AVENUE, TILLAMOOK, OREGON 97141. The court case number is: 13-2022, where Beneficial Oregon Inc., is Plaintiff, and Richard L. Prouse aka Richard Prouse: Quick Collect, Inc.; Citibank, N.A., Successor in Interest to Citibank South Dakota, N.A., Other Persons or Parties, including Occupants, Unknown Claiming Any Right, Title, Lien or Interest in the Complaint herein, are



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Defendants. The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for cash and/or cashier’s check, in hand, made out to Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office. For more information on this sale go to: http://www.oregonsheriffs .com/sales.htm H14-006 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF TILLAMOOK Juvenile Department IN THE MATTER OF BROOKE A. FALKENSTEIN NO. 13JU01894 TAYLOR K. FALKENSTEIN CHILDREN NO. 13JU01895 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: Joseph Falkenstein, parent of the abovenamed child. IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF OREGON You are directed to appear before the Tillamook County Circuit Court on or before the expiration of three weeks from the date of the first publication of

this summons in relation to a petition pending with respect to the wardship of the abovenamed child. The hearing is scheduled for the 11th day of February, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.. You must appear personally in the courtroom on the date and at the time listed above. An attorney may not attend the hearing in your place. This summons is served upon you by publication, by Order of the Circuit Court for Tillamook County, directing such publication be made in this newspaper for three successive weeks, and not less than once a week. Date of First publication January 8, 2014 Date of 2nd publication January 15, 2014 Date of last publication January 22, 2014 DANIEL C. KREIN, Director Tillamook County Juvenile Department By Jennifer Simmons, Legal Assistant II

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