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As gasoline prices tumble significantly across Oregon and the nation, drivers in Lincoln City might wonder why they are paying more at the pumps than motorists in Portland, Salem and Eugene. On Sunday, Nov. 17, The News Guard spotted gas selling in Salem and Portland as low as $2.99 a gallon, while on the same day the price ranged from $3.45 to $3.59 a gallon in Lincoln City. Market watchers say demand for gasoline has flattened, production has

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Public comments are being taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in the review for a new Goodwill Industries store proposed for the 900 block of Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Goodwill Industries is proposing to redevelop the property and six adjoining tax lots into a retail store and job connection center, according to documents from the DEQ. Redevelopment will provide jobs during construction and upon completion. The new facility will employ from 35 to 48 full time positions and provide a no-cost job placement service to area residents. The site is approximately one-half acre and includes a gravel and soil surface with limited areas of asphalt. The property was the former location of the Franko #6 and Lincoln City Pride service and fuel dispensing stations. The

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DEQ said Petroleum contamination from gasoline, diesel, and heavy–oil has been observed on the property since at least 1988. Underground storage tank systems and fuels dispensers were removed in 1993. “Since the report of contamination and removal of the underground storage tank systems, several stages of site investigation have been completed,” said Jim Glass, DEQ project manager. “Soil and groundwater have been contaminated at multiple locations on the subject property. A network of groundwater monitoring wells has been installed to assess the level of contamination and track remedial progress. No surface water contamination has been reported.” Glass said some cleanup has been completed including the installation of a vapor extraction system in the area of See GOODWILL, Page A8

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An agreement may be finalized later this week to end litigation over the annexation of Roads End.

Council approves Roads End settlement, attaches conditions JEREMY C. RUARK jruark@countrymedia.net

The Lincoln City City Council has approved, with conditions, a settlement agreement designed

to end litigation over the City’s annexation in July of the Roads End area. The conditions include that all members of the Roads End Water District Board, the Roads

End Sanitary District Board, and others involved in litigation over the annexation sign the agreement by late afternoon Nov. 22.

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Deputy DA Branam Governor to announce endorsed by Bovett Bovett replacement Last week’s resignation of longtime Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett has paved the way for associate Michelle Branam to take over reins of the office. In a letter dated Nov. 12, Bovett, who has served as District Attorney since 2009 and has resigned to become legal counsel/policy manager for the Association of Oregon Counties beginning Jan. 7, urged Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber to appoint his chief deputy as his replacement. “Michelle has demonstrated the skills and talents necessary to do the job, and is committed to continuing our work to modernize and improve the justice system in Lincoln County,” Bovett said. “She has shown the highest levels of skill

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JEREMY C. RUARK as a prosecutor, and handles many of our most important and chaljruark@countrymedia.net lenging cases, including major crimes. She is The process to highly, and universally, find a replacement respected by our law for Lincoln County enforcement partners.” District Attorney Rob As Deputy District Bovett began after he Attorney since June announced last week, 2004, Branam “has in a letter to Gov. John shown the talents Kitzhaber, that he necessary to lead the would leave his post office in a positive in January to become manner, and continue legal counsel/policy our progress modernmanager for the Asizing our justice system sociation of Oregon to better hold offenders Counties. accountable, and end According to cycles of crime whenKitzhaber’s office, Rob Bovett ever possible.” applications for the “I am excited to have post must be received by 5 p.m. Dec 9. The Governor could announce a replacement by the end See BOVETT, Page A8

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increased, and crude oil prices are dropping, and that’s why prices at the pumps have dropped as much as 50 cents a gallon over the past 30 days. According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, gas prices in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. are lower than they were a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. The national average for regular unleaded reached $3.18 a gallon, while Oregon’s average tumbled to $3.32 a gallon last week. Triple-A said the national average is at its lowest point since February 2011, while Oregon’s average is at its lowest


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Old Taft Elementary School goes down JEREMY C. RUARK jruark@countrymedia.net

Workers began demolishing the 75-year-old vacant Taft Elementary School building in Lincoln City last week after crews finished asbestos abatement, capping of water and sewer lines, and disconnection of electrical power. The 67,563-square-foot building located on S.E. 50th Street has not been used as a public school since 2007. “This school is in the tsunami zone, the City zoning is now residential, and the school buildings are past their useful life,” said Rich Belloni, support services director for the Lincoln County School District. The property has been on the real estate market for several years without much interest from prospective buyers, according to Belloni, and it is costly for the school district to maintain, even when empty. District officials have decided to remove the structures and restore the 6.5-acre site to a grassy vacant lot while deciding the future of the site. “Those options include listing the property of sale, using it as a sports field, or even affordable housing. No decisions have been made for the future of this property,” said Belloni. The demolition will cost between $400,000 and $500,000. The District is its own contractor for the project. The asbestos abatement at the school began in October. It was awarded to the lowest bidder, Atez, Inc. of Harrisburg, for $149,956 plus permit fees of $5,800.

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The school is being demolished in phases. Belloni said workers recycled or reused materials from the structures. The buildings will not be used for fire training because they are too close to other buildings and homes in the area. The school district is working closely with Lincoln City officials to ensure public safety and reduce disruption to the nearby neighborhoods, Belloni said. A temporary 6-foot construction fence will be placed inside property lines and sidewalks, and the demolition will not affect adjoining properties, streets or sidewalks. The school was built in 1938 and was used at various times for high

school, middle school and elementary grades until 2007. In 1951, a 63,744-square-foot building was constructed on High School Drive, up and out of the tsunami inundation zone; that school is now home to Taft Elementary. The current Taft High 7-12, with 154,560-square-foot, was built in 1997. As workers began the demolition, they found a piece of history inside the old school. “We discovered a piece of a 1938 edition of the Oregon Journal newspaper,” said Jim Drayton, of James Drayton Truck & Excavation, the company working with the school district in the demolition project.

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A Lincoln City police officer suffered minor injuries early Monday morning, Nov. 18, after the police patrol unit he was driving struck a black bear on Highway 101 near Gleneden Beach.

Officer Logan Smith was not able to stop before hitting the bear, according to police accounts of the accident. “The bear came right across the roadway into the path of Officer Logan’s vehicle and the car struck the animal,” said Sgt. Jeffery Winn of the Lincoln

City Police Department. “The vehicle’s air bags did deploy. The vehicle was damaged.” Winn said the bear managed to crawl off the roadway and back into the nearby woods, where it is believed the animal died. Smith was able to seek treatment for his injuries

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on his own at a hospital. The damaged patrol car was brought back to Lincoln City for repair. Smith, a three-year veteran of the Lincoln City Police Department, was returning from Newport after transporting a person to the Lincoln County Jail.

On Nov. 18, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received the results of the medical evaluation performed by the Lincoln County Medical Examiner on John Davenport, a 69-year-old Otis man whose body was recovered Nov. 14 from the Salmon River. The medical examiner determined that Davenport’s death was accidental and the cause was asphyxia by drowning. Authorities believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the death. Following a call for help to 911 from Davenport’s

wife at about 8 p.m. Nov. 13, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 (NLFR) crews responded to the 900 block of Riverbend Lane to assist Mr. Davenport, who had fallen by the Salmon River. Sgt. Mark Meister with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, said Davenport had walked down toward the Salmon River behind his house and had slipped and almost fell into the water. Davenport’s wife came to look for him and found him on the embankment near the water’s edge and he told her to call for help. Mrs. Davenport called

911 requesting assistance and walked back to the area where her husband was located, but she could no longer see him. Mrs. Davenport slipped and twisted her ankle in the dark looking for her husband and needed medical attention. NLFR crews responded to the scene, provided medical care for Mrs. Davenport, and looked for her husband until about 10:30 p.m. with the assistance of a Coast Guard helicopter that provided lights. “The terrain is very deep and slippery,” said Meister. “And with the darkness, it was dangerous for the searchers. So we called the search off until the morning. North Lin-

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Even after 50 years, controversy continues surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. A local man will outline his take on the assassination at noon today before the Rotary Club of Lincoln City. Dr. Jay Cox, today living in Depoe Bay, was a young medical resident in his second year of duty and Officer of the Day at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland on the day of the assassination and when President Kennedy’s body was brought to the hospital. Cox was the first one to be notified that doctors at Bethesda would perform the autopsy. “My job was to assemble the medical team and get things ready to go,” said Cox. “After that, it was out of my hands. But I did witness the entire autopsy.” Cox said he believes what the medical team found rules out a second shooter and that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin.

coln Fire & Rescue crews and our deputy had done a good job of searching the bank itself and we felt Mr. Davenport was not stuck on the bank, but that he had slipped into the water.” At about 8 a.m. Thursday morning. the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team, along with members of the NLFR water rescue team, resumed the search from the last known point Davenport was seen. At about 10 a.m. about a one-quarter mile away from the house, Davenport was found dead in the river by search and rescue personnel and his body was recovered, Meister said.

“As we turned the body over, we immediately saw two wounds; one in the back of the President’s skull and the other wound in his back,” said Cox “The exit wound from the head was very obvious because it took out the right half of the skull and part of the brain. We received a call from the Dallas doctors that they had done a tracheotomy.” Cox said the Bethesda

medical team decided the bullet went in the back of Kennedy’s head and exited through his throat. “The importance of that is that we knew the President had been shot from behind, not from in front,” said Cox. “It just shows where the confusion was. Dallas doctors never turned Kennedy’s body over and never saw the wounds in the back.” During his talk before

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A challenge to meet the challenge GUEST COLUMN By Bryan P. Fitzsimmons Published weekly by Country Media, Inc. 1818 NE 21st Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367-0848 Phone: (541) 994-2178 Fax: (541) 994-7613 www.TheNewsGuard.com USPS 388-100

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Last week, The News Guard challenged the community to follow their hearts and give lots of toys to benefit the NLFR District Volunteer Association and Elks Club Kids Toy Drive. Its goal is to fill The News Guard lobby with toys. The staff at Bryan Fitzsimmons CPA office hears that challenge and we going to beat it by filling our lobby with more toys than The News Guard. We challenge the community to come together at this time of the year and help the children of our community that would not otherwise get presents under their trees. Weeks before Christmas, the Lincoln City Elks collect food and toys in the North end of Lincoln County, the Eagles do the south end from 19th Street to the Siletz and the Depoe Bay Fire Department and others do the drive for Depoe Bay. The Elks use wish lists filled by local families and try to fulfill the lists with the toy drive. Once the toys are collected from more than 30 sites around the area, they are taken to the Lincoln City Elks Lodge for a major wrapping the week before Christmas. Once wrapped, the toys and food boxes are delivered on Dec. 21. Last year, the Elks served 250 households. This holiday, the Elks hope to serve 900 people with the community donations. We accept this challenge as a way to get more local merchants and residents to help our NLFR Volunteers Association and the Elks of Lincoln City that has been a part of our community for so many years running. It feels good to know that this community is always helping locals at their time of need. So, be expecting to see our staff out gather-

Frank Perea, The News Guard publisher, and Santa issued a challenge Nov. 13 to the community to help make this holiday’s community toy drive a success. ing toys and gift cards. Call us, email us and let us know if you will join us in making this challenge a great success. If you drop the toys off at our office, we will make sure you get the proper documentation to deduct your contribution from your tax return. Bring your donations of new, unwrapped toys to our office at 2015 N.W. 39th Street,

Suite 200, in Lincoln City. Lets all join The News Guard to help this year’s toy drive be successful and to make sure children in Lincoln City have a joyous holiday. Bryan P. Fitzsimmons is a Lincoln City CPA. He and his staff can be reached at 542-9943333 or at info@bpfcpa.net

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GUEST COLUMN By Captain Jim Kusz Deadlines: Community news and listings: Thursday at 5 p.m. Sports information and Letters to the editor: Friday at noon Obituaries: Monday at noon Write to us: Letters are limited to 250 words and will be edited for grammar and spelling and may be edited to remove errors, unsubstantiated or irresponsible allegations or clarity. Letters containing details presented as facts rather than opinion must include sources. Letters not following this policy will not be published. All submissions must include full name, local street address and phone number. Submissions should be emailed to jruark@countrymedia.net. By submitting a letter, writers also grant permission for them to be posted online. Opinions expressed on this page are the writer’s alone and do not represent the opinion of The News Guard or its parent company, Country Media, Inc. The News Guard has several options for submitting obituaries: • Basic Obituary: Includes the person’s name, age, town of residency, and information about any funeral services. No cost. • Custom Obituary: You choose the length and wording of the announcement. The cost is $75 for the first 200 words, $50 for each additional 200 words. Includes a small photo at no additional cost. • Premium Obituary: Often used by families who wish to include multiple photos with a longer announcement, or who wish to run a thank-you. Cost varies based on the length of the announcement. All obituary announcements are placed on The News Guard’s website at no cost. Annual Subscription Rates: $38.99 In Lincoln County; $54.99 Out of County Six-Month Subscriptions: $28.99 In-County; $44.99 Out of County POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The News Guard, P.O. Box 848, Lincoln City, OR 97367-0848. Periodicals Postage paid at Lincoln City, OR 97367 and at additional mailing offices. © 2013 The News Guard. No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced without written permission. All rights reserved. Submissions of photos and other art work are welcome, but The News Guard assumes no responsibility for their return.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1 (NLFR) has been pro-active in educating, training and warning the public since the early 1990’s of severe events such as storms, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. The Severe Event Training program (SET) was developed to assist the public to know what to do in case of a severe event. For the last decade, local businesses have funded the SET guidebooks to help in that effort. Chinook Winds Casino Resort has provided funding and the cover graphics for the books. No taxpayer dollars or District funds were used for SET publications. The SET guidebook and the NLFR’s 60 to 90 minute presentations are designed and are available to assist you in critical planning for natural disasters. SET was developed in 2003 to give people a place to start thinking about what they could do to better protect themselves in case of any severe event and what actions they might need to take to be prepared. After the December 2004 Sumatra and the March 2011 Japan earthquakes and tsunamis

A Moment in History Home of the Kangas family and office of the Lakewood Motel in Delake, 1955. This photo shows motel owner Janice Kangas on her front step with her daughter Christine. Janice and her husband George were very important to the early development of both Cutler City and Delake areas of Lincoln City. Janice turned 96 this past June. This photograph and many more are available at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and in the book, ‘Lincoln City and the Twenty Miracle Miles.’ Dates and names are given when they are known. If you have more information about this photo, contact Anne Hall at 541-996-6614. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE HALL AND THE NORTH LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The SET guidebook events, people took notice and began seeking information regarding earthquake and tsunamis. However, people still have a lot of confusion and misconceptions about earthquakes and tsunamis. SET and the NLFR presentations combine the latest information from Oregon State University Department of Geology and Earth Sciences, the American Red Cross, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and

other sources to assist in making your emergency plans. The SET book even has a QR code so you may download the new Tsunami Evacuation App to smart phones, so wherever you travel on the Coast you can easily find the evacuation routes and high ground to get out of the inundation areas. SET provides seven steps you can easily take to get your family, including your pets, your workforce, and your community

group prepared for disasters. Few people realize that some of the worst wildfires have occurred on the Coast or that floods can easily create islands out of communities. A full Cascadia Subduction Zone (9.0 or greater) earthquake and following tsunami will affect everyone on the West Coast. The fault runs from British Columbia to Northern California. Major cities Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco will experience

extensive damage and most likely would receive state and federal resources first following such a disaster, leaving Oregon Coast communities cut off and forcing them to be self reliant. It could be weeks, if not months, before outside help arrives to help the Coast communities. That is why it is critical to have your personal emergency plan and vision of what you can and will do to survive. If you plan for the worstcase scenario, the other lesser regional events such as winter storms, power outages and floods can be devastating, but easily survivable, more like a few days of inconvenience rather than a major longterm disaster for you and your family. The Set guidebook is designed to help you prepare that disaster plan. It is also being used at local schools to help children understand about disaster preparedness. Copies of SET can be found at The News Guard, 1818 N.E 22nd St., Lincoln City Hall, Taft Fire Station, Bob Everest Oceanlake Fire Station, and the Electronic Superstore in Lincoln City. Contact NLFR to arrange a group SET presentation. Captain Jim Kusz can be reached at the North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District Taft Fire Station at 541996-2233.


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Sheriff’s Tips Holiday tips for shoppers, sales personnel By Sheriff Dennis Dotson

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers the following shopping safety tips as the holiday season is fast approaching. We have also included some tips for sales personnel who are likely to see more counterfeit money during this time of year. • Be alert and aware. Be attentive to your surroundings at all times. • Don’t carry more cash or valuables than is necessary. Be discreet so that you don’t attract attention. • Take extra precautions with your wallet or purse. Carry your purse with the opening flap next to your body and with the strap hung over your shoulder. • Allow for darkness. It gets dark early this time of year, so be sure to factor this into shopping plans. • Instruct children on holiday safety measures. Know where your children are at all times. Before going shopping, decide where to meet if you and your children should become separated. • Always lock your car doors and remember where you park. • Be sure to place valuables out of sight (i.e. packages, purses, mobile phones, CDs, etc.). Place them in the trunk or take

them with you. This includes portable GPS units. • Never hide spare keys in or on your car. These hiding places are easily discovered. If you need spare keys, keep them in your wallet or purse. • Be alert to suspicious persons or circumstances. Avoid parking where you see someone sitting in their vehicle for no apparent reason. • Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a situation, report it to security immediately. • When walking in any parking lot, grocery store, airport, shopping center, etc., walk confidently with your head up, make eye contact, and have your keys ready. • Do not drive across parking stalls. Use appropriate marked driving lanes and obey all traffic signs. • Drive defensively and courteously. • Report all suspicious activity. • And remember, parking lots will be more crowded and checkout lanes will be busier, so please be patient and have a safe shopping experience. Tips for sales personnel concerning counterfeit money: • Do not return suspected money to the passer. • Stall the suspect as long as possible. • Get a good description of the suspect, anyone with the suspect, and of the

Voices of Lincoln County Thank you Fifth grade teachers, Kimberly Miller and Valerie Baker, once again thank Ace Hardware for donating five solar lights for our Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden at Taft Elementary School. Kimberly Miller 5th Grade Teacher Taft Elementary School

Clearing up the false rumors The 15th year of Finders Keepers: Glass Floats on the Beach launched October 13. The promotion is still wildly popular with visitors, who flock here to find floats. They spend an average of $50 per person per day and $150 per person if they stay overnight. The program is a vital part or our tourism industry, which brings substantial revenue into our city, creating jobs and providing amenities for all of us, like many restaurants, grocery stores, and retail shops to choose from. Some visitors come here every month to search

for floats and some come every year. False rumors from us and excessive personal collecting harm the program. Some of our citizens have told visitors “Don’t bother because the locals hoard them all” or that we “put them out at 4 a.m. so locals get them and visitors don’t stand a chance” or even that “it’s a ruse and no floats are ever put out.” The floats are placed every day to boost our economy in the slow time from mid-October to Memorial Day, in the daylight when it is safe. If you have one or two already, why not leave the next one you see for a visitor to find? Misleading rumors and hoarding floats “turn off” our visitors who then take their money elsewhere, to the detriment of the whole town. If you want information about the program, visit www. oregoncoast.org/finderskeepers. Thank you for supporting this valuable promotion. Sandy Pfaff Executive Director, Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau

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the former underground storage tank systems and excavation in the area of the dispenser island. The most recent site investigation included temporary borings on and off the subject property. Soil, groundwater and soil-gases were sampled to help in the development of remedies needed to facilitate the proposed reuse. According to Glass, during redevelopment of this and the adjacent properties the following steps will be taken to address areas of contamination exceeding Oregon DEQ cleanup levels: • No use of groundwater • Protective cap over areas of contamination to prevent direct contact and help control migration. • Vapor barriers as needed beneath buildings to prevent petroleum vapor migration into proposed structures. • Defined and managed reuse of any contaminated soil removed during onsite construction.

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point since January of this year. So why shouldn’t those prices be more uniform at stations in Lincoln City and throughout Oregon? According Marie Dodds, the AAA’s public affairs manager, the answer is complicated. “Prices at the pumps can vary depending on the location, competition and other factors,” said Dodds. “We have prices ranging from a low of $2.99 to $3.69 in the Portland area.” Most of the stations in Oregon are locally owned and the operators set their prices based on their expenses and profit margins. Drivers are paying about 50 cents per gallon in state and federal taxes. Beyond those taxes, stations can basically set the price they want. “The station operators also face similar costs that most businesses face,” said Dodds. “Wages, fees, and taxes, but there are no laws or rules on how they price.” Dodds also pointed out that Lincoln City is a tourist area, and like other resort areas, prices for gasoline, groceries and other consumer goods will generally be higher

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Apr. 18, 1939-Oct. 25, 2013 Joanne Marie Pinyerd (Zeller) Welty passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born in Wapato Washington. She moved to Rose Lodge when she was two years old and settled there to raise her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family first and foremost, but also enjoyed drawing and painting. Other pastimes she enjoyed were crafting, sewing and camping with the family and her beloved dog Sam. She is survived by her husband of thirty years, Ron Welty, four sons; Clifford Zeller, Richard

Zeller, James Zeller, Dean Zeller, and one daughter, Deanna Zeller. She also had twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A viewing was held at Congregational Church on October 31. She will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Dr. Reno Hoff June 9, 1935-Nov. 15, 2013 Dr. Reno Hoff, 78, joined his Lord and Savior on November 15, at his home in Lincoln City, Oregon. Reno, the former president of Corban University, was a community and church leader, and most significantly, a beloved husband, father and grandfather who had a deep and abiding faith in Jesus. Reno was born in Eu-

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March 3, 1924-Oct. 25, 2013 Virginia M. Kennedy of Lincoln City, born March 3, 1924, passed away after a brief illness on October

25, 2013. Her family will hold a small memorial at her home and later cast her ashes to the sea off Depoe Bay as was her wish and the location of similar services for her late husband Robert N. Kennedy and son John C. Kennedy.

reka, South Dakota on June 9, 1935, to Edwin and Hilda Hoff, and married Linda Dollinger on June 22, 1958. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lincoln City, where he served with a heart of service and generosity. Reno recently retired from Corban University after 44 years of service. During his tenure at Corban, Reno served as the Business Manager, Business Professor, Vice President for Administration, Executive Vice President/Provost, and for 14 years, served as President. Serving at Corban was his heart’s passion and his calling from the Lord. He described his presidency as the greatest experience of his spiritual life. Reno is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda, along with his son Rod, (Ruth) Hoff of Bloomington, IL, and his three grandsons, Brandon, Tyler, and Robert. Two

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brothers, Harley and Clyde, along with two sisters, Shirley Prickett and Phillippine Addington, also survive. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 PM at the Corban University Psalm Center, in Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Corban University Reno Hoff School of Business Scholarship Fund, in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Police to beef up DUII Toledo man arrested after holiday enforcement incident with hunters Impaired driving continues to be a leading cause of motor vehicle crash deaths and injuries in Lincoln City and throughout the nation, according to Sgt. Jeffery Winn with the Lincoln City Police Department. “Our department is joining forces along with other law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired drivers,” said Winn. “Our goal is simple: to save lives. Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. If you drive drunk, you will be arrested.” The Lincoln City Police Department has been awarded a $1,500 traffic safety grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact for the DUII enforcement. The funds will be used to put extra patrol officers on duty during times and events when higher numbers of impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways.

Winn said his department would use part of the grant funds during the Thanksgiving Day weekend in conjunction with the national “High Visibility Enforcement” event, which runs Nov. 22, through Dec 2. National High Visibility Enforcement events are designed to increase the number of patrol officers on the streets with an emphasis on seeking out drunk drivers. “This increased patrol effort is further designed to deter people from driving after they’ve been drinking,” said Winn. “We are committed to the safety of our citizens and visitors and these grant funds are a valuable resource that will assist us in improving the traffic safety in our community.” The Lincoln City Police Department has requested another $1,500 in grant funding for Christmas holiday, News Year holiday and the Super Bowl DUII enforcement.

A Toledo man faces several charges after a confrontation with hunters in Seal Rock. At about 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 16, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man brandishing a firearm on North May Road in Seal Rock. While on scene, deputies learned Jacob Josoph Roberts, 31, of Toledo, had approached several other hunters and told them they were hunting in his area. The hunters told deputies that Roberts appeared to be intoxicated, pulled out a handgun, and fired it several times during the confrontation.

at about 10 a.m. driving his pickup on N. May Road. During their contact with Roberts, deputies recovered a firearm matching the description the other hunters had provided. Deputies also observed signs of impairment. Roberts consented to field sobriety tests and did poorly, police said. Deputies took Roberts into custody for menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and DUII. After being transported to the Lincoln County Jail, Roberts provided a breath sample of 0.14 percent BAC. Roberts was lodged at the jail on $80,000 bail.

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Lincoln City Police Department Monday, Nov. 11 9 a.m Officers responded to 440 SE Neptune Ave. for a reported theft. 10:02 p.m. Officers responded to N. Hwy 101 at NE Neotsu Dr. for a report of a subject walking in the middle of the highway. Tiffany Westmoreland, born, 1989, was taken into custody on a probation violation detainer out of Marin County and transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 1:11 a.m. Officers responded to 1777 NW 44th St. for a report of a person dropping a hypodermic needle in the casino. There was a physical altercation with security after running from them. Harmony Lajko, born, 1985 and Sean Saula, born, 1979 were both taken into custody for probation violation and transported to Lincoln County Jail. 6:29 a.m. Resident at 1630 SW Coast Ave reported waking up to noise of someone in the home early in the morning. Evidence of a person having been in the home was found. Report taken.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 7:32 a.m. Officers responded to 550 SE Hwy 101 Palace Inn and Suites for a reported theft. 9:24 a.m. Officers took Austin Wiley, born 1990, and Joshua Davis, born 1985, into custody, at NW 21st St and Harbor Ave on parole violations. They were later transported to Lincoln County Jail. 10:51 a.m. Officers took Wayne J Frank, born 1984, into custody at 4101 NW Logan Rd, At Safeway, on charges of theft. 6:38 p.m. Officers responded to 2633 NE Holmes Rd for a reported theft of

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Thursday, Nov. 14 7:14 a.m. Burglary reported at 1404 SE 43rd St. N Lincoln Sanitary driver discovered open windows and doors at location. Report taken. 1:20 p.m. Agency assist with OSP to take Kevin Szmania, born 1987, into custody at 4649 SW Hwy 101, Roadhouse 101. 1:38 p.m. Assault reported at 5911 SW Hwy 101, Bayhouse. Three individuals wearing masks reportedly assaulted a subject walking near the location.

Friday Nov. 15 12:26 a.m. Traffic stop occurred at SW 50th St/SW 51st St. Public Parking. Travis Harris was cited for no insurance. 10:47 a.m. Officers responded to 1216 SW 64th St. for a reported theft of a vehicle. 7:55 p.m. Officers responded to 1500 SE Devils Lake Rd. Bath and Body Works, for reported theft. 8:23 p.m. Officers took Kerry Lane Noblin, born 1954, into custody at 308 SE Port Ave for Assault II and menacing. Noblin later transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Saturday, Nov. 16 11:40.m. Officers responded to 2801 NW 22nd St. for report a theft of a full oxygen tank from an ambulance.

Sunday, Nov. 17 10:49 p.m. Traffic stop occurred at NW 71st St. at NW Logan Rd. for an expired registration. Cody Allen Cash, born 1991, was taken into custody on a fugitive warrant out of Clark County, Washington. Giovanni Jorgensen, born 1992, was taken into custody on a probation detainer out of Multnomah County. Both were transported to Lincoln County Jail.

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Ambulance responded to an overdose at NW 6th Dr and NW 5th Ct in Lincoln City. 11:33 p.m. Pacific West Ambulance responded to a reported poisoning at Chinook Winds Casino, 1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City.

Monday, Nov. 18 9:38 a.m. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 975 N Deerlane Loop, Otis.

Oregon State Police Friday, Nov 8 11:09 a.m. On Highway 101, Milepost 113, two vehicles were damaged as they were southbound on Hwy 101 near the Neotsu Post Office. Both drivers reported objects were thrown at their vehicles from the area of the Chinook Winds Golf Course. The golf course was searched and Lincoln City PD arrived to assist with an infrared camera. Shoe prints in the grass indicate there were two people in the area recently. Nobody was found in the search. The victim vehicle suffered damage from the objects hitting them. No injuries were reported.

hicle #1 (green Saturn) and observed the driver/ sole occupant of the vehicle throw a lit cigarette out of the driver’s-side window. Driver stated in substance he had nowhere else to put it, as the vehicle had no ashtray. Driver cited and released for throwing burning material. Arrested, charged and citation issued to the driver Charles Cherryholmes, 26, of Neotsu.

Tuesday, Nov 12 7:28 p.m. A vehicle was westbound on Hwy 34. While negotiating a sharp corner, the vehicle drove off of the highway onto an upward embankment and rolled, coming to rest on its roof. The driver stated that she swerved to avoid a deer or elk in the roadway. No injuries were reported at the scene. One lane of the highway was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the vehicle was removed.

Thursday, Nov 14 1:23 p.m. An officer received a probable cause affidavit from another officer of the Newport Police Department. The probable

cause affidavit was for the arrest of Kevin G. Szmania DOB 12/26/87. The officer had probable cause to arrest Szmania for Attempt to Elude (Vehicle), Reckless Driving, and DWS-Misdemeanor. The officer contacted Szmania at his place of work at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City and took him into custody. During their search of Szmania incident to arrest, the officer discovered heroin in Szmania’s work apron pouch. The officer also found heroin in his right front pants pocket. The officer lodged Szmania in Lincoln County Jail. An officer of Lincoln City PD assisted with the arrest.

was called to evaluate. The driver was transported by PACWEST Ambulance to SNLH in Lincoln City. At SNLH, the driver consented to SFST’s (HGN), which he subsequently failed, and refused to take a blood test. A warrant was approved, and blood was obtained. Driver was cited and released for DUII-Alcohol and refusing to take a test for intoxicants. The driver was Mark Irwin, 64, of Washougal. 3:10 a.m. A singlevehicle versus bear crash occurred on US-101 around milepost 122. Vehicle #1, a Lincoln City Police Department marked patrol car, was traveling northbound on US-101 around milepost 122, when a black bear ran across the road and into the path of Vehicle #1. Vehicle #1 struck the bear, causing injury to both bear and driver. Driver was wearing safety restraints, and airbags deployed. Medical was refused on-scene. A search for the injured bear was conducted and was not found. Vehicle #1 was drivable. Lincoln City Police Department, Depoe Bay Fire, and PACWEST Ambulance assisted the scene.

Monday, Nov 18 12:10 a.m. An officer observed what appeared to be a disabled motorist standing on the driver’s side of his vehicle (silver Ford Escape) on the southbound shoulder of US-101 around milepost 112. Upon contact, the driver explained his vehicle was out of gas and he had fallen, and displayed a large bleeding cut on the right side of his forehead. The driver displayed several signs of impairment, and medical

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Saturday, Nov 9 5:34 p.m. An officer received a complaint of an elk carcass off the north side of the FS 1726 road just west of Rock Creek. The complainant said they thought somebody had shot a bull elk and wasted a portion of the meat. Inspection of the carcass revealed no waste, but evidence of a center fire rifle kill in shotgun only hunting area. A vehicle description was developed, and the subject was located later that night. It was found that the 5x6 bull elk was killed with a rifle. The subject was cited for Unlawful take/possession of bull elk to wit: prohibited method, center fire rifle in shotgun area. The bull elk and the rifle were seized as evidence. Arrested, charged and citation issued to Brian King, 46 of Lincoln City.

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tion of the roadbed. Storm drains were incorporated into the design to allow the passage of a creek under the road and to prevent ponding on the road. Hodge said the fieldwork was started in July of this year and was substantially completed on time and slightly under budget. Crews still need to complete lane striping on the roadway. Temporary pavement markers have been placed to create the lanes needed to open the road. The lane striping is

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“This agreement allows us to start the healing process by putting our legal problems behind us,” said Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson. The Council approved the settlement at its regular meeting Nov. 18. In January, the Roads End Water District and the Roads End Sanitary District filed an appeal against the annexation by the City of Lincoln City with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). On June 26, LUBA ruled against the appeal, affirming the process the City used to annex 246 acres of land in the Roads End area. In July, opponents notified the City of court action to block the annexation. They had asked the Lincoln County Circuit Court for a stay in the annexation. Since then, negotiations have been ongoing between the City and the opponents to resolve the litigation. The Oregon Court of Appeals is expected to hear oral arguments the first week of December concerning the appeal to LUBA’s decision upholding the City’s annexation. The Lincoln Circuit Court issue has yet to set a date for hearing arguments. The injunction was denied. The City Council also heard a report concerning repair of 48th Place, a street that has been closed for nearly a year after a 160-foot section of the roadway sank about 12 inches in early January. City officials said ground water-like springs that the city was not aware of saturated the road fill, leading to the sinking. Stephanie Reid, Lincoln City city

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this opportunity, and I am committed to the people of Lincoln County,” Branam said. “I have devoted the majority of my legal career to prosecuting crimes in Lincoln County. I believe the most important job as a prosecutor is to make sure victims of crime have a voice within the legal system. If I am appointed, I will continue those efforts.” Bovett said Branam knows the intricacies of the job, has planned or implemented many recent improvements to the office, and knows, and works well with, the office’s key partners. “The biggest challenge continues to be one of resources,” Bovett said. “Due to deep budget cuts a few years

back, we are running very lean in terms of support staff. However, even at a reduced size, our support staff does excellent work.” Bovett said Branam also would need to become more familiar with County budgeting. “Not very exciting stuff, but necessary,” he said. “The good news is that we seem to be done with budget cutting, and have had some stability for the past couple of years.” Bovett has spent more than two decades working as a lawyer with Lincoln County, first as assistant county counsel, and then as district attorney. Over the years, he has been involved in many local and state issues through task forces, special committees, and projects, such as

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the option for the County to provide a supplement. The Lincoln County DA will make $92,340 as a base salary, plus Lincoln County will provide a $14,796 annual subsidy,

engineer, told the Council the cost to repair the street would increase significantly. “From the exploratory excavations, it was discovered that the easterly connection point was approximately 100 feet further east than the contract plans indicated and that the existing pipe at the westerly connection was approximately 4 feet deeper than the contract plans indicated, Reid outlined in a memo to the Council. Hawker said a “blind guess” of the additional cost could be $50,000. Reid said her staff would return to the Council with a good explanation about the project costs. Hawker apologized to the Council about the issue. “It should not have happened,” said Hawker. “It was on my watch that this happened. I apologize. We’ve done over 10 years worth of capital improvement projects worth about $41 million and there is probably going to be one that will go wrong. This is a balancing act on how much to do to avoid such a mistake. I think the battering average is pretty good. I hope the public perception isn’t that we do this willy-nilly.” The Council also heard from Kay Rannow, who said she represented residents who want to maintain the quality of the programs at the Lincoln City Community Center. “We request a continuance of 90 days from the proposed change of programs on Dec. 31 to put together a business plan that would incorporate the City’s goals and ours,” said Rannow. “We want clarity of the mission statement and clarity of the council’s intention of the Community Center.”

making the annual salary $107,136. “I hope the new Lincoln County District Attorney will be an effective manager focused on delivering positive results for the people of the county,” said Bill Hall, chairman of the Lincoln County Board of

Hawker said he would be happy to discuss the group’s concerns. “But there is not a lot we can do,” he said. “The City is paying a significant amount, over $700,000 annually, to subsidize the Center’s operations.” Anderson said the Council and the City’s budget committee have challenged the Center staff to close the financial gap with options, including slow program rate increases. “There is a significant gap between revenue and operation costs at the Center,” said Anderson. “It is not our attention to close or do away with programs; rather it is to put them on firmer financial footing. This council is looking to be financially responsible.” Lincoln City resident Jerry Warner spoke during the Council’s public comment period, again outlining what he called improper City spending and poor management of taxpayer money involved in the City’s 911 consolidation. “The issue has been and is a concern of this council,” said Anderson. “We have asked if we can afford to continue with a separate dispatch system or should we consolidate? Mr. Warner is shining a light on the inability of the City to point out the improvements with this issue. I disagree with Mr. Warner that this has been a waste of dollars and poor City management. The Council’s objective is to maintain effective services without giving up reliability and dependability. There is nothing wrong with Mr. Warner shining the light on this issue, but he needs to know there is more going on behind the scenes concerning this issue.”

the Governor’s Meth Task Force, the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, the CoastNet fiber optic project, and the development of ocean wave energy. Bovett said he expects Branam would continue to lead the way on these issues and many others, if selected. He has continually emphasized the teamwork in place in his office for his achievements and said he anticipated that would continue under Branam. “I’m proud of the accomplishments of our team, modernizing and improving our public safety system with programs that save lives and families, and help end cycles of addiction, domestic violence, and mental illness,” he said. Bovett also resigned his position on the Alcohol and

Commissioners. “All of our elected officials and major appointed managers have worked together cooperatively for many years and I hope the new district attorney will become an active partner in setting goals and directions for the organization.”

Drug Policy Commission, effective Jan. 6. “By statute, I hold that position as a District Attorney, and will therefore no longer qualify,” Bovett said. “I will advise the Oregon District Attorneys Association (ODAA) of the need to provide one of my colleagues to serve on the Commission. However, I will continue some of my drug policy work in my new position, as well as through my volunteer service for a number of statewide and national organizations.”

expected to be completed with favorable weather. The construction contract cost $1,850,776. The final estimated cost of the project is $1,742,424. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded 75 percent of the

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over the bedrock to the river below. “We had to realign the road away from the river as much as we could and still remain within the right of way,” said Hodge. “Metal piles were driven through the overburden and into the bedrock.” The piles were tied back into the hillside and connected together with lagging (vertical concrete slabs). The volume behind the resulting wall was back-filled with crushed aggregate up to the eleva-

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The catastrophic winter storm of January 2012 caused a massive slide at milepost 25 on Old River Road. Lincoln County Public Works contracted with West Coast Construction to repair the damaged road. The work was completed last week. The road is now open and drivers no longer need to detour around Judd Road and Gwee-Shut, according to Steve Hodge,

Lincoln County Public Works assistant director. The failed section of Old River Road has been realigned away from the failing slope and the roadway secured with a wall tied back into existing bedrock. According to Hodge, the road was built upon approximately 10 to 15 feet of loose weathered soil. The soil sat on bedrock that was sharply angled downward toward the Siletz River. Once saturated, the heavy soil slid


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Wildlife-related traffic crashes soar in November JEREMY C. RUARK jruark@countrymedia.com

Fourteen people suffered injuries in 42 crashes involving wild animals in Lincoln County in 2012. In 2011, Lincoln County recorded 31 crashes with 21 injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) urge motorists to be on alert for wildlife while traveling on or along highways at this time of year. The warning comes in November, a month which both nationally and locally has the highest number of reported wildlife-related collisions. ODOT’s Crash Analysis and Reporting Section reports wildlife-involved traffic collisions have been on the rise in Oregon. Last year, ODOT received reports of 1,283 such crashes, up from 1,199 reported in 2011, and approximately 30 percent higher than the number reported in 2007 (903 reported crashes). Officials believe the numbers are actually higher because most collisions involving wildlife result in property damage only to the involved vehicle and do not get reported to police or DMV. ODOT’s emergency response dispatch center log for a threemonth period shows more

COURTESY PHOTO Serious and often fatal traffic crashes involving wildlife pose a higher danger Officials warn that wildlife crossing Oregon roadways are an increasing threat to motorists in November compared to other times of the year. to drivers.

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• Since 2003, there have been more than 9,400 reported wildlife-involved collisions in Oregon, 30 of which resulted in a fatality. than 1,000 reported crashes involved wildlife, and that was just in Southern Oregon. ODOT statistics indicate there have been more than 9,400 reported wildlifeinvolved collisions in Oregon since 2003, 30 of which resulted in a fatality. More than a third of the total reported crashes occurred from

September to November. Since 2008, Oregon counties with the highest number of reported wildlife-involved crashes are Lane, Clackamas, Deschutes, Douglas, and Jackson. OSP, ODOT and ODFW urge drivers to be aware of the dangers associated with animals on or near highways. Extra vigilance is required. The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity and increasing the potential for deer to cross roads. During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by dark-

the road might not be visible. Remember that the presence of any type of animal/wildlife could also mean that others are nearby. When you see an animal/ wildlife near or on the roadway, reduce your speed and try to stay in your lane. Many serious crashes are the result of drivers swerving to avoid

ness and winter weather conditions. Officials said drivers need to be attentive at all times, especially sunset to sunrise, for any potential hazard on or near the highway. Be extra careful in areas where there is a lot of vegetation next to the road or while going around curves. Wildlife near

wildlife or other obstacles and they crash into another vehicle or lose control of their own vehicle. Always wear your safety belt, even the slightest collision could result in serious injuries. Read more about this issue at thenewsguard.com.

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Swimming pumpkins to join top athletes JIM FOSSUM sports@thenewsguard

Winter weather might mark an end to outdoor summer swimming, but it just means much more of the same indoors with the Pumpkin Sprint Swim Meet expected to draw more than 200 young competitors to the Lincoln City Community Center pool. The longtime annual November meet, which includes Saturday’s popular pumpkin relays, has been hosted by the Lincoln City Swim Club for many years, but is being contested a little later this season due to an awards event in Canby that will include heavily decorated local swimmer Sam Cortes. “The Pumpkin meet is a fun, fall kickoff meet,” coach Lissa Parker said. Competition will begin at 9:45 a.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday and run through approximately 2 p.m. both days. Teams from Coos Bay, Newport, Tillamook, Gresham (Mt. Hood

Pushing floating pumpkins to the finish line in relays is part of the fun at the annual Pumpkin Sprint Swim Meet. Aquatics), Tigard-Tualatin (Beaverton), Forest Grove and Nehalem will compete in addition to as many as 48 swimmers from the Lincoln City squad. “Our April meet is a little bigger, but we have a

lot of swimmers under the age of 12 at this one and they bring many family members, so it’s going to be very busy and great for local business,” Parker said. The meet will also fea-

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No. 1-ranked Philomath, a member of the six-team Oregon West Conference that includes Lincoln City’s Taft High School, will play Saturday, Nov. 23, for a berth in the state championship football game following a 35-17 home victory last week over Gladstone. The Warriors (11-0, 5-0 Oregon West) will play Ridgeview (111 Special District 1), a 28-21 winner over Henley (5-6, 3-2 Skyline) at 3 p.m. at Cottage Grove High School. No. 2-rated Cottage Grove (9-2, 5-0 Sky-Em) will meet North Bend/Oregon Coast Tech (10-1, 6-0 Far West) Saturday at 6 p.m. at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Cottage Grove advanced with a 42-38

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Moving meditation: Mind mixes with body JIM FOSSUM sports@thenewsguard

he does as a longtime qigong instructor who arrived in Lincoln City from Seaside with his wife about three months ago and recognized a need to share his knowledge There are a lot of reasons, participants —i.e., how the exercise can make life more will tell you, why the time they spend each active and rewarding for people of all ages week at qigong classes at the Lincoln City and in various stages of health. Cultural Center is a good thing. “Basically, it just means energy work,” For one, it’s free, with a suggested said Drysdale, who himdonation of “whatever self has a dark history of you have in your pockets battling health concerns. at the time,” instructor He was born with liver Lucas Drysdale says. All disease and was put on a donations benefit the • “Qigong” is actually two transplant waiting list at Cultural Center. Chinese words: “qi” which age 4. More important is translates as the universal life At 6, his mother told what the exercise can force, and “gong,” which means a co-worker about her do for the body. No one a skill that is cultivated through son’s declining health. By knows better than Drysteady practice. coincidence, her associsdale, who credits the ate had a brother who ancient art of qigong for had lived in China as a helping save his life. Taoist priest and a doctor Local resident Stephaof traditional Chinese medicine. nie Van Damme is hoping for the same from Drysdale and Grandmaster Li Jinglin the 4,000-year-old Oriental discipline, which clicked instantly. The boy was taught to has become to be known as an alternative meditate, and after two weeks of practice, form of medicine on some fronts. found himself feeling better. After a month, “It brings the overall mind and body his doctors noticed quantifiable results. and everything together,” said Van His liver enzymes had increased and his Damme, a mother of four and a first-time breathing was steadier. participant who has been battling colon In 1986, he got a transplant and healed and metastatic cancer of the liver. “I’m hoping it heals my insides, too.” See YOGA, Page B7 Drysdale can relate. In fact, that’s what

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Local resident Tony Russo, above, stretches with qigong moves as instructor Lucas Drysdale, top photo, leads a class at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Unexplained image haunts local visitor JIM FOSSUM sports@thenewsguard

Nitasha Miller knew she’d see some interesting things in a recent visit to Lincoln City, but the medical billing specialist from Washington never expected this: Boo! Miller won’t say see saw a ghost or anything, but it might take some convincing that the image on her photo wasn’t a smudge or some freakish incident, rather — at very least— some spooky unexplained thing. Miller and her boyfriend were walking back to their room from the pier at about 3 a.m. when she snapped a photo of the hotel she was staying at, the Liberty Inn at 4990, N.E. Logan Road near Safeway. “It was so creepy,” Miller said. “I saw it as soon as I hit the button [shutter], so I had to take a couple more to see if it was lighting, perhaps.” Miller quickly snapped two more pictures that did not have the image. “Then, I was very creeped out,” she said, “So, we walked down on the beach and I took more pictures and didn’t get any with that image in them.” Miller got really spooked when she and her boyfriend returned to their room and her key card failed to allow entry and a lighter she had just purchased wouldn’t work. “I tried to use the lighter in the morning and it worked fine,” she said. “I’m not sure what was out there with me and my boyfriend, but, personally, I am looking at things a bit different now.”

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A ghostly image and subsequent occurrences during the wee morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 13, left Lincoln City visitor Nitasha Miller, who quickly took these two pictures, leaving her feeling spooked out.

Hazel Miley, 93, left, and her daughter, Carol, are enlightened with basic reading on birds following Hazel’s first college class ever at Oregon Coast Community College.

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Along Garden Paths

By Karen Brown

In autumn don’t miss trees for the forest In spite of Oregon’s horrible reputation for rain, much of which comes in the fall, there are still lots of things to enjoy at this time of year. In fact, with fewer essential garden tasks to worry about, it’s a good time to relax and enjoy the changed scenery. Last time I visited with you here, I talked about autumn leaves. They are nearly all on the ground now, revealing the shape of limbs and texture of the bark, and maybe a lovely collection of mosses and lichens you hardly knew were there. Moss is not doing the tree any harm, but if it offends you, you can discourage it by spraying with a copper spray. This is used on fruit trees to help control overwintering fungus diseases that might attack blooms and fruit in the spring, at the same time keeping a clean trunk. Read and follow label directions to have the most effective timing for application, and then take advantage of a dry clear day to apply the spray. The more open nature of leafless deciduous trees allows the large native evergreens to show their beauty. While still in the background, their form and color catches my eye. If every needled tree is a pine to you, take another look in the distance. You have been missing the trees for the forest! We have several kinds that are in the large tree category, not appropriate for a normal home lot, but frequently seen as you drive about. These are some that are particularly characteristic of coast forests. One tree that is unique to the West Coast is the Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis). The needles have a bluish cast, especially from the bottom as you look up into the tree, and they are very sharply pointed. Ouch! Near the top of the tree, the branches reach upward, making a tidy conical shape that is especially beautiful against the skyline. The plentiful cones are formed of narrow overlapping segments, hiding seeds that squirrels find delicious. The wood is strong but lightweight, which is why the “Spruce Goose” and many other WWII airplanes utilized spruce wood in their construction. Spruces are often damaged during their growth, and regenerate with limbs in interesting conformations. To see an example of an old tree with an unusual form, take a walk through the Connie Hansen Garden, at 1931 N.W. 33rd St., and look off the northeast corner of the garden shed. The bark of spruce sheds in small flat plates and you’ll see these on the ground around the base of many old spruce trees. Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is another common tree here, and you may not be aware of how it is different from the spruce. The needles have a similar look but are not as stiff and sharp. Young needles are a pale green, darkening as they mature. The branches of a fir tree tend to droop, even near the top, giving the tree a more slouchy profile, although still slender and pyramidal. Cones have broader segments, with a cute little “snake tongue” forked bit protruding between the segments. Western hemlock (Tsuga heterphylla) is another common native tree. Its needles are short, bluish green, and its cones are very small, like the end of your finger. The growth is graceful, and the very tip of the tree usually bends over. From a distance, you may confuse it with cedar, since the dainty foliage has a similar appearance. Then, there really are some pines. The most common here is Shore Pine (Pinus contorta), which is commonly seen near the beach. The longish needles are darker green and bunchier than on the other trees described here, and the shape of the tree is much more rounded, with no pointed top. These are relatively slow growing, and wind tolerant, although they will take on a bonsai or windblown shape due to prevailing summer wind at the beach Take a walk or a drive and see if you can identify and enjoy these various trees. Karen Brown can be reached at wkbrown@embarqmail.com.

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Civic Meetings Calendar Lincoln City City Council meets at 6 p.m., the second and fourth Monday each month at the Lincoln City City Hall 801 S. Highway 101 3rd floor. 541-996-1203. Depoe Bay City Council meets at 7 p.m., the first and third Tuesday each month at 570 S.E. Shell Ave. 541765-2361. The Newport City Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at 169 S.W. Coast Highway. 541-574-0603. The Waldport City Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at 125 Alsea Highway. 541264-7417. The Lincoln City Rotary meets on Wednesday at noon Salishan Spa and

Golf Resort at 7760 N. Highway 101 Gleneden Beach. The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Forum is held on the second Friday and fourth Tuesday of the month. Call for details and location, 541-994-3070. The Lincoln City Kiwanis Club meets on Thursday in the banquet room below Mist Restaurant at Surftides at 2945 NW Jetty Ave. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meets each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Lincoln County Court House Rm. 108 at 225 West Olive St. 541-265-4100. The Lincoln County School District Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 541-265-9211 for meeting locations.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20

Beachtown Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the community room of Driftwood Library in Lincoln City All are welcome and encouraged to attend if you are interested in honing your public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive, educational and fun environment. Next meeting is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 26. For more details, call Diane Flansburg at 503504-1830.

Coffee with Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson at 8:30 A.M. AT Priates Coffee, D[ River District.

The Warm and Fuzzies Project is collecting new warm socks, gloves, hats, scarves for children and adults of all ages. Call 541996-4555 for information and collection locations. The Lincoln City Senior Center presents the Oregon Lighthouse Quilt Raffle. All proceeds will support the Center’s activities and operations. Drawing will be held Dec. 16. Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5. The Lincoln City Senior Center is located in the Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 N.E. Oar Place. The Lincoln Community Chorus is inviting all singers to join rehearsals for the Christmas season program. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Chapel by the Sea 2125 S.E. Lee St. For more information, call director Bob Herman at 541-9944317. The Great Depression: Causes and Cures Exhibit through Dec.15 at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. For details, see thenewsguard. com, call 541-996-6614, or visit our website www. northlincolnhistoricalmuseum.org. Salmon River Grange Bingo 6 p.m. each Thursday. Food and prizes. 541994-5146 Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Fisherman Lutheran Church, 1226 SW 13th Street across from Tanger Factory Outlet Mall. Contact: Tammy at 541-921-8241 or visit hht:// www. oa.org/ newcomers

Rotary Club of Lincoln City meets at noon at Salishan Lodge. “The Killing of the President: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” will be presented. Fee is $12 includes lunch. For details, contact Nonni Augustine at rotarynonni@gmail.com The Roads End Water District Board will hold a joint meeting with the Roads End Sanitary District from 10 a.m - noon at the Roads End Sanitary building located at 1812 N.E. 64th Street to discuss issues pertaining to annexation for Roads End residents. Diabetes support group meets from 2-3 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Education Conference Room, 3043 N.E. 28th St., Lincoln City. This monthly support group provides ongoing education and encouragement for people with diabetes and their families. Call 541-5576484 for information. The Oregon Coast Community College Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the OCCC North County Campus, 3788 SE High School Drive, Lincoln City. For details, call 541867-8532.

Thursday, Nov. 21 Breast cancer support group meets at 11 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 NE 28th St., Lincoln City. For women and men who have experienced breast cancer, this is a time for sharing, mutual support and education. Call 541409-5618 for information. Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Luncheon at the Lincoln City Senior Center at noon. The Center is located at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 Oar Place. Call 541-9942131 for details.

Free blood pressure screenings from 1-3 p.m. at NOV. 21: Annual Samaritan Thanksgiving Holiday Coastal ClinLuncheon ic, 801 N.W. Highway 101. Learn what your blood pressure is by testing during this screening. Drop-ins are welcome. Call 541-996-7480 for information.

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:306:30 p.m. on Friday, Tuesday and Nov. 22 Thursday at od e blo g e r F : the Newport in 21 Harvest of NOV. ure screen Senior Center, s s e Empire: The Unpr 20 S.E. 2nd Street, told Story of Latinos in upstairs in the library. America 6:30 p.m. in the Contact: Pat 541-351-1133 second-floor meeting or visit http://www.oa.org/ room of the Visual Arts newcomers/

Center, 777 N.W. Beach Dr. in Newport’s Nye Beach area. The Immigration Information Response Team of Lincoln County is offering a free screening of this documentary that reviews the Latino migration to America. For more details, call 541-265-6216.

Saturday, Nov. 23 Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club’s Annual Turkey Shoot at 9 a.m. at the range on Wade Road in Siletz. For more details, call 541-8677277. Stop the Car Holiday Craft Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 1129 N.W, Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Call 541-994-6216.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11

Ostomy support group meets from 2:303:30 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Education Conference Room, 3043 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City. This support group offers an open and welcomDEC. 3: Coffee ing atmosphere to Life Transiwith the Mayor ask questions, share tions meets from experiences and learn 1-2:30 p.m. at from each other. For Samaritan North Lincoln information, call 541-557Hospital Health 6484. Professions Education Center, Thursday, Dec. 12 3011 N.E. 28th St. in Lincoln Fall risk assessments by City. This class appointment between 1 and is for anyone 5 p.m. at Samaritan North going through a Lincoln Hospital Physical major life transiRehabilitation, 3043 NE 28th tion meets the first St. in Lincoln City. Are you at NOV. 23: and third risk of falling? Find out at a Turkey shoot Tuesday of free screening. You will also the month. receive tips and personalized For details, call, 541-996exercises to improve balance 7328. and prevent falls. Cost: free. For details, call Wednesday, Dec. 4 541-996-7160.

North By Northwest Books and Antiques Autumn Author Event and Book signing from noon to 2 p.m., in historic Streetcar Village in Lincoln City. Authors Mike Shepard, Dean Wesley Smith and M.L. Buchman will be signing their books. For more information, call North By Northwest Books and Antiques at 541-994-3087.

Coffee with Lincoln City Major Dick Anderson at 8:30 a.m. at Java Depoe in the Lincoln City Safeway at the Lighthouse Shopping Center.

Alzheimers and other Dementia support group for caregivers meets from 10-11 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City. For information, call 541-9967328.

Coffee with Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson at 9 a.m. at Captain Dan’s Pastry in the Taft District.

Passion for Fashion, a benefit for the Snowflake Mamography Fund and Family Promise. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Elks Club located at 2020 N.E. 22nd St. Tickets $30. Call 541-994-2518 or 541-996-2100.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Thursday, Dec. 5

Beachtown Toastmasters will meet from noon to l:l5 p.m. in the community room of Driftwood Library in Lincoln City All. For more details, call Diane Flansburg at 503504-1830.

Free blood pressure screenings 1-5 p.m. at Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 801 NW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. Learn what your blood pressure is by testing during this screening. Drop-ins are welcome. For information, call 541-996-7480.

Monday, Nov. 25

Friday, Nov. 29 Pop-up gallery event from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. celebrating Thanksgiving weekend at 34950 Brooten Rd., in Pacific City. Hand woven jackets and scarves will be featured. This event also occurs Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beaver and Duck “Civil War” Football Game Party at Chinook Winds Casino Resort’s Aces Bar and Grill. Doors open at 3 p.m with kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-244-6666.

Saturday, Dec. 7 54th annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Church in Cloverdale. Call 503-801-3252 for details. Connie Hansen Garden Holiday Craft Sale. Greenery and homemade gifts galore. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at 1931 NW 33rd St. For details call, 541-992-4567. The 2nd Annual Craft Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln City Church of the Nazarene, 1462 N.W. 19th St. Pictures with Santa will be available. For more details, call 541994-2981.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 Life Transitions meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Health Professions Education Center, 3011 N.E. 28th St. in Lincoln City. This class is for anyone going through a major life transition meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For details, call 541-996-7328.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 Diabetes support group meets from 2-3 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Education Conference Room, 3043 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City. This monthly support group provides ongoing education and encouragement for people with diabetes and their families. For details, call 541-5576484.

Thursday, Dec. 19 Breast cancer support meets at 11 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City. For women and men who have experienced breast cancer, this is a time for sharing, mutual support and education. For information, call 541409-5618. Free blood pressure screenings from 1-3 p.m. at Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 801 N.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Learn what your blood pressure is by testing during this screening. Drop-ins are welcome. Fir details, call 541-996-7480.

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U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief David Pierias, middle in right photo, presents the Auxilary National Visitation Program trophy to former Commander Larry Cox and new Commander Dorothy Bishop last week at the Community Hall in Depoe Bay. Pictured above are the members of Flotilla 53 who earned the award.

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U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 53 of Depoe Bay, under the watch of former Commander Larry Cox, was honored Thursday, Nov. 14, with Auxiliary National Visitation Program trophy in a special gathering at the Community Hall. Members of the organization that earned the award were officially honored after being recognized earlier in the year at the

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Auxiliary National Conference in San Diego. “I am very proud of Flotilla 53 and their earning this very significant national award,” said Senior Chief David Pierias, who presented the award to Cox, current Commander Dorothy Bishop and several members who earned the honor. The award is presented to one Auxiliary flotilla in the United States for excellence in the areas of Vessel Safety Checks and Program

Visitations. There are 1,084 flotillas in the U.S. made up of 32,000 auxiliarists. The Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check (VSC) program helps to achieve boater compliance with federal and recreational boating safety laws, particularly with safety equipment. It also raises boaters’ safety awareness and issues through personal contact with Auxiliary Vessel Examiners. A total of 572 VSCs were conducted by 11 Flotilla 53 Vessel Examiners in 2012.

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Turkey baskets for needy Thirty needy Lincoln City area families will be rewarded Saturday, Nov. 23, with turkey baskets to make Thanksgiving Day dinner as part of Thrivent’s holiday charity drive at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church. Thrivent is a fraternal organization within the church and will give out the baskets on a firstcome, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. at the church at 1226 S.W. 13th St.

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Hazel Miley, forefront, is pictured with Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, Patty Sorensen and Mark Elliott, instructors of the basic birding class at Oregon Coast Community College. Included are pictures of some of the native birds on the Oregon Coast, taken by Hazel’s daughter, Carol, who also attended the class. “I had missed a lot because I just went by the color of the feathers and I realize now there’s a lot more to it than that,” she said. The class, Birding Basics, taught by Audubon Society members Caren Willoughby and Laura Doyle, is a popular one at OCCC and was full the first time the Mileys attempted to enroll. “I loved the class,” said Hazel, who moved to Lincoln

City for Evenin the cold g Gros beak (M winter ale) from Davenport, where she has lived since OCCC 1952. “It was such an active and complegroup. Everyone doesn’t tion of her first college class. just sit around and listen. They’re engaged.” Birding Basics will be Hazel will have plenty of offered again in the school’s birds to observe this winter winter term. For more in the heavily forested hills information, visit www. behind Devils Lake, a haven oregoncoastcc.org or call for bird watchers. She’s an Janice Redford at 541-996“expert” now, thanks to 6222.

The Lincoln City Food Pantry, located at 1505 N.E. 6th Drive, will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The Pantry will operate on its normal schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. Vivien’s Restaurant at 1725 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City will hold a holiday special on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Call Vivien’s for more details at 541-994-3667. To reach the Food Pantry, call 541-994-3699.

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While some birds are the same, Hazel quickly discovered there are many different species and looks to the birds in Iowa as compared to the ones she most prominently studied on the Oregon Coast. “It’s funny, because when a bird would fly over, I knew by color what it was because I have a bird feeder at home, and I recognize the birds there,

a college course in bird watching, which not only enabled Carol to more readily identify the creatures flying around her house tucked away in the woods on the east side of Devils Lake behind KOA Campground, but proved an experience of a lifetime — a long lifetime — for mother Hazel, who attended and completed a class offered each term at Oregon Coast Community College, her firstWoodpecke r ever college course. “I asked if she’d be interested in taking it, and I think she hesitated a little bit at first, but she did and we enjoyed it,” said daughter Carol, a retired fifthgrade teacher at Oceanlake k (Female) Elementary Evening Grosbea School. but here “It was defiit is completely different,” nitely worthwhile,” Hazel, she said. who is visiting her daughter A casual bird watcher, Hafrom Davenport, Iowa, said. zel, who lives on a river in the “I would recommend it to Midwest, learned that a good anyone interested in birds way besides color to identify because it’s very informabirds is by the sizes, shapes tive.” and markings on their heads.

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Rep. David Gomberg and his wife, Susan, have just returned from South Africa, where they regularly participate in a program to support severely disabled children in the townships around Cape Town. The kite festival there is a fundraiser for Cape Mental Health, and more than 20,000 people purchase tickets for the show. On days before the larger kite festival, the Gombergs bring their kites and do a special program for children in Khayelitsha Township. “These are disabled kids that live in homes with dirt floors, cardboard walls and correlated metal roofs,” said David. “Frankly, I can’t begin to imagine what their lives are like. But the smiles on their faces when they take hold of a kite line are unmistakable.” The Gombergs have attended the Cape Town program nine times since 2002 and were named patrons of the largest kite festival in Africa. “This is something special for us,” said Susan. “South Africa is a place of remarkable natural beauty, with a fascinating history and culture, and filled with wonderful people working hard to make a difference.” One of Rep. Gomberg’s early and vivid memories of the country was being greeted by a shop owner who wished him “Happy Freedom Day.” When he inquired, Gomberg was told this was the fourth anniversary of the man’s ability to vote. The Cape Town International Kite Festival raises funds and awareness for Cape Mental Health, the oldest mental health organization in Southern Africa. The Gombergs appeared on South African national television on the morn-

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Cook-Off cooks up another successful event The ninth annual Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off was held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center. Nine Oregon restaurants competed for the title of “Best Chowder” as voted on by people’s choice. A new champion was crowned with first place awarded to Chef Ged Aydelott of Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City for its New England-style clam chowder. Second place went to last year’s winner, Chef James Healy of Government Camp-based Timberline Lodge, for his “Chain-Up Chowder.” Third place went to Chef Stephen Williamson of Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City for his restaurant’s New EnglandStyle clam chowder. Also participating was Beach Town Deli, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Deli

101, J’s Fish and Chips, Vivian’s Restaurant of Lincoln City and Black Market Gourmet of Coos Bay. For the first year as a two-day event, the Chowder Cook-Off welcomed nearly 2,500 guests and served up over 20,000 samples of what event organizers called the Oregon Coast’s favorite comfort food. On Saturday, live music played throughout the afternoon performed by artists Mark Alan and the Ivie-Meziere Trio. Local clamming and crabbing expert Bill Lackner was on hand to provide information on how to catch your own dinner, while the kids were treated to free face painting and a hands-on exhibit from the Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum of Depoe Bay. Rusty Truck Brewing provided local craft beer and Nelscott Wine Shop sup-

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more quickly than anyone expected from the alternative form of medicine. Drysdale has gone on to study qigong for nearly 25 years and became a Taoist priest and master of Ba Gua Zhang and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He went on to teach in Los Angeles, Florence, Seaside and now Lincoln City. Several Lincoln Cityarea residents are thankful. Neotsu resident Nancy Earl is one. She told Van Damme about the class and now both are benefitting from the exercise. “It’s moving meditation,” she said. “It helps me feel like I’m really present in my body, which I’ve been working on lately.” Drysdale’s class integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused attention. “Qigong” is actually two Chinese words: “qi” which translates as the universal life force, and “gong,” which means a skill that is cultivated through steady practice. “It took my anger and depression and stuff and turned it into a positive and sort of revitalized my organs that were shutting down,” Drysdale said. “It promotes better internal health as opposed to lifting weights or doing cardiovascular for 20 or 30 minutes. And it can also

• Lincoln City Cultural Center 540 N.E. Highway 101 • Qigong Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Breath, Mantra & Meditation Mondays 9:45-10:30 a.m. Yoga Mondays 10:30-11:45 a.m.

help cure chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, even cancer. In the last decade or so, great research with autism in children has brought great results.” Conducted from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Drysdale says the exercise is also greatly beneficial to people with arthritis and aching joints and muscles. “It just provides overall better health,” he said. “It revitalizes, recharges and reenergizes with use of very relaxed and fluid motions.” In addition to Drysdale’s class, fellow instructor Darlene Muller offers Breath, Mantra & Meditation on Mondays from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. and Yoga Movement, on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with the same type of suggested donation. For further information on either class, drop by the center, call 541-994-9994, go to Facebook or visit lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.

and storytellers Agnes Baker Pilgrim and Mark Pullam entertained the crowd, while Executive Chef Jack Strong of Chinook Winds offered up two live cooking demonstrations along with free samples highlighting Native dishes. Guests were also treated to Native crafts and history provided by the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society. Grand prize drawing winner Bryce Thayer of Salem took home a $500 Tanger shopping spree and a weekend getaway to Lincoln City. The next Lincoln City Cook-Off is the Mari Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.

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Chowder Cook-Off winners Chef Ged Aydelott of Pelican Pub and Brewery in Pacific City, Chef James Healy of Government Camp-based Timberline Lodge, and Chef Stephen Williamson of Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City. plied select Oregon wines. The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

and Chinook Winds Casino Resort headlined the second day of the Chowder

For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.

Cook-Off. Tribal dancers performed throughout the day

Lemon Lady fundraiser at Cultural Center Locals know that Elizabeth Black, the consummate toastmaster, information center volunteer and veteran of the community theater stage, can tell a good tale. She can also write a funny yarn, and deliver it with the best of them, as local audiences discovered in her original plays such as “Perfectly Respectable Ladies” in 2011 and “The Lemon Ladies’ Last Garage Sale” in 2012. Now, Black is back with “My Life as a Lemon Lady,” a one-woman, humorous and mostly true play set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Black’s asking $10 admission and a non-perishable food donation for the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Cultural Center volunteers will be on hand with beer and wine, as well as lemon bars, all sold separately with proceeds to benefit the Center. “My Life as a Lemon Lady” is the sequel to Black’s last autobiographical one-act, “The Lemon Ladies’ Last Garage Sale,” which hit the LCCC stage in January 2012. It’s been 18 months since she last performed on the LCCC stage, but she’s been busy. In December 2012, Black stole the holiday show at Theatre West as the grandma in

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” and this summer, starred in the production of “The Fox on the Fairway.” Black is the former president of the Cultural Center, and continues to serve on the board as well as in the center’s Visitor Information Center. In March, the other board members dedicated one of the center’s meeting rooms in honor of Black’s many years of service. It is now called the Elizabethan Room. In the premier of “My Life as a Lemon Lady,” Black relates her own life experiences, and those she has liberated from the rest of her family. “Because my stories are intensely personal and involve members of my huge family, I deliberately avoided informing my sisters and brother, and my numerous in-laws, to ‘My Life,’” Black said. “However, word got out and they will be in the audience, in force.” The doors at the Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101, will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a no-host beer and wine bar, and a concession stand with sodas and snacks. To reserve your tickets, call 541-994-9994 or drop by the center, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Tuesday.

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