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NLFR crews take an unidentified man to a waiting ambulance after a mishap Aug. 30 in the ocean at the 15th Street beach access.

NLFR crews carry a Vancouver, Wash., woman out of the ocean June 28 at D River Wayside after she was swept out to sea.

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Wednesday Mostly cloudy, rain High 50 / Low 39

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue (NLFR) officials are launching what they call a proactive safety campaign to warn beachgoers about the dangers of the Pacific Ocean. NLFR is encouraging visitors to come see Lincoln County’s beautiful natural

Thursday Cloudy, some showers High 50 / Low 34 Friday Sunshine, patchy clouds High 54 / Low 34 Saturday Partly sunny High 57 / Low 37

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Police, deputies and troopers will be watching for traffic violators, including drivers illegally using their cell phones.

Beginning Friday, March 21, and concluding April 6, the Newport Police Department will conduct a traffic safety campaign specifically focusing on distracted driving. The goal is to reduce the number of crashes by increasing public awareness, Newport Police Lt. Jason Malloy said. During the two-week safety campaign, from 1 to 5 p.m. on March 28 and 29, and April 4 and 5, Newport Police officers will conduct four directed enforcement activities targeting distracted driving. Malloy said distracted driving poses a serious danSee POLICE, Page A8


Taft High 7-12 Culinary Club students, led by team captain Jesse Pink, left, prepare lunch last week for the Lincoln City Chamber Lunch Forum.

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Taft High 7-12 student and chef extraordinaire wannabe Jesse Pink favors the lingcod on top of couscous with a cucumber

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Northwest coastline and the perils of the ocean.” NLFR averages about 35 water rescues each spring and summer. “The rescues range from people using poolside inflatable devices, to swimming and getting swept out to sea,” he said.

Distracted drivers to be targeted

Law enforcement agencies in Lincoln County are gearing up for the busy spring and summer tourist seasons by mounting various traffic enforcement campaigns to keep the roadways safe. Police, sheriff deputies and state police troopers will be watching for a variety of violations, including distracted driving. “We are looking for those drivers that are illegally using their cell phones to talk or to text with,” said Lincoln City Police Sgt. Jeffrey Winn. “Unless it is a hands-free device, those drivers are breaking the law.” The fine for talking or texting with an electronic device, such as a hands-on cell phone, is $160. “We will likely issue a ticket to those drivers violating the law,” Winn said. “The law has been in effect for sometime and drivers should be educated about it.”

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scenic areas along the coastline, but also is encouraging visitors to be aware of the dangers. “We had four drownings in the ocean in our area last year,” Capt. Jim Kusz, NLFR public information, education and safety officer, said. “The majority of our water rescues and the drownings involve people from out of the area who are not familiar with the Pacific

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Sunday Partly sunny High 62 / Low 39

Tuesday Rain High 53 / Low 41


A car gets stuck in the sand Sept. 13 and nearly washed out to sea before it was pulled out of the surf near 21st Street in Lincoln City.

A light pole that has been tuned into a nest for a family of Osprey at the Taft High 7-12 football field will soon be moved as part of a lighting upgrade. “We went through the same issue at Waldport High School with an osprey nest at that school when we took down the polls there,” Rich Belloni, Lincoln County School District’s director of support services, said. “We’ve talked with Pacific Power and an environmental expert with Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department about putting in a wood pole at the field with the nest on top of it. It is about a 50-50 chance that the osprey will come back. They did at Waldport.” The osprey settled in on the light pole at Taft last summer. The birds have since migrated to South America for the winter. Belloni said they hope to make the switch before the osprey return to the high school field to lay eggs later this year. He said the osprey could return to the field as soon as mid-April. “They could be back anytime now,” he said.

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Lake algae raises economic, environmental concerns Increased blue-green algae in Devils Lake is raising concern from property owners and businesses that offer recreation at the Lincoln City waterway. “The algae concerns have definitely returned to the lake,” Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) Manager Paul Robertson said. “The lake has turned green.” As of March 18, no health advisory had been issued concerning the algae blooms. However, on Aug. 1 last summer, the Oregon Public Health Authority issued a health advisory for the lake after a proliferation of the algae blooms and associated toxins were discovered during routine monitoring. According to health officials, the cyanotoxin concentrations found in the water can be harmful to humans and animals. Swallowing or inhaling water droplets should be avoided, and people with skin sensitivities or who are prone to rashes and other skin disorders should avoid water contact. Drinking water directly from Devils Lake during such health adviso-



e are taking steps to clean the lake.

- Paul Robertson, Devils Lake Water Improvement District manager

ries is especially dangerous. Oregon Public Health officials warned campers and other visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camp-style filters. During the health advisory, people who draw inhome water directly from Devils Lake were advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective in removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. The lake advisory was lifted Nov. 20. Robertson said the algae is caused by sunlight, which produces nutrients and are enhanced by septic tanks that are leaking into the lake. “We are now looking into what resources we

have to begin monitoring the lake,” he said. “Monitoring usually follows the recreation period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That’s when it makes the most sense because that’s when people are using the lake the most.” Robertson said the DLWID continues to work with property owners and the City to develop a long-term solution to the growth. “We are taking steps to clean the lake,” he said. “We began those steps in 2009 to get a mandatory septic tank inspection program. The tanks are a source of nutrients, and what the blooms basically feed on. We are also working with the City in developing a sewer system around the lake.” City officials have estimated that the sewer project could cost $5 million.


A crew from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked Devils Lake with 6,500 trout on Friday, March 14. There are concerns about the increase of toxic algae blooms affecting the health of the lake. Robertson said the DLWID is offering property owners incentives to help clean the rim of the lake. “The shoreline projects include rebuilding and reestablishing native plants, which is the simplest and easy way to get nutrients out of the lake,” he said. “It is a major project that

property owners can do. We provide up to $750 per parcel, but would consider projects on multiple parcels.” “There is definitely a water quality issue at Devils Lake,” Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW ) biologist Christine Clapp said as she and

an ODFW crew stocked the lake with 6,500 trout Friday, March 14. “The steps the DLWID are taking are important to the health of this lake. The lake is a great place to come and recreate.” Follow this developing story at

College president finalists hold public forums JEREMY C. RUARK

Two of the four finalists for the role of Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) president have outlined their experience during public interviews at the Newport campus. Robert Mohrbacher joined faculty and staff for his public forum March 13. David Smith met faculty and staff March 17. Candidates Bruce Koike and Birgitte Ryslinge were scheduled to conduct their interviews March 19 and 20. Mohrbacher is vice president of Instruction and Student Services at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Wash. He

said he was attracted to the job because of its size. “I am very interested in a small college,” he said “Plus, the fact that my wife and I enjoy the Oregon Coast.” Mohrbacher said a small college offers the opportunity for a stronger relationship with the community. “You can get involved in the community and have an impact,” he said. “And, hopefully, students can see the opportunity of taking classes while they are still in high school, and that they don’t have to leave town for the additional education.” Mohrbacher said the challenges facing OCCC include budget, commu-

nity and college growth, accreditation, enhancing the nursing program and meeting the needs of Latino students. Smith is Colorado Northwestern Community College vice president of Instruction and Student Services. Koike is interim OCCC president and previous aquarium science program director. Birgitte Ryslinge is Portland Community College interim president of the Rock Creek Campus and chief academic officer at Rock Creek. The OCCC Board of JEREMY C. RUARK/THE NEWS GUARD COURTESY PHOTO Education is scheduled to Finalist David Smith appears just before his select a president April 16. Finalist Robert Mohrbacher addresses public forum Monday, March 17, at Oregon The president will take of- faculty Thursday, March 13, during a public fice July 1. forum at Oregon Coast Community College. Coast Community College.

Ouch! Local gasoline prices rise sharply


After dropping as low as $3.33 per gallon in Lincoln City during winter, gasoline prices are on the rise.

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Former city councilor, local teacher sentenced in child porn case JEREMY C. RUARK

David Lon Humphrey of Justice stemming from a child pornography investigation. He was

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market-moving event, such as unplanned domestic refinery maintenance or further escalation of geopolitical tensions with Russia could cause prices to spike, Dodds said. Last year, the national average peaked at $3.79 on Feb. 27, the earliest peak on record. In Oregon, the 2013 peak came on May 22 at $3.98 a gallon.



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David Lon Humphrey, a former Lincoln City Councilor and former Lincoln County School District teacher, has been sentenced to 84 months in prison. Humphrey was sentenced Monday, March 17, in Lincoln County Court. Humphrey pled guilty to multiple counts of encouraging child sex abuse on Jan. 15. The 61-year old former Taft Elementary School teacher was arrested at his home by Lincoln City Police Detectives on Jan. 14, 2013 on warrants obtained by the Oregon Department

charged with 10 counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree and 15 counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the second degree. On Feb. 5, 2013, Humphrey posted 10 percent of the $1,750,000 bail set by Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Thomas O. Branford and was released from jail under a modified security release. Humphrey taught grades three through six and towards the end of his career with the Lincoln County School District he taught eighth grade history. Humphry served on the Lincoln City Council from 1997 to 2004.

average to peak between $3.55 and $3.75 per gallon in the coming weeks due to seasonal refinery maintenance and the May 1 required switchover for producing the more expensive but cleaner-burning summer-blend gasoline. The Oregon average is expected to have a slightly higher peak around $3.65 to $3.85. Any unexpected


Drivers in Lincoln City are facing the reality of the changing seasons as they feel the pinch of rising gasoline prices. Prices have soared 20 cents per gallon in the last several days. Gasoline is selling from $3.54 to $3.70 per gallon locally. Market experts said gasoline prices will increase as spring break approaches and unrest continues between Russia and Ukraine. “We are carefully watching the Russian-Ukraine issue because that situation puts upward pressure on crude oil prices,” AAA Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds said. “Also, Lincoln City is a bit further

expected.” Dodds said he encourages drivers to shop around before they gas up. “Even stations across the street from each other can have wildly different prices,” she said. “That’s why we are encouraging drivers to visit to compare prices and track fuel costs at individual towns and cities.” The national average for regular unleaded is $3.52 a gallon, while the Oregon average inched up 8 cents to $3.59. Oregon is one of 15 states where prices have increased by at least a nickel in the last week. The national average is at its highest level since September. Oregon’s average is at its highest price since October. AAA expects the national




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Wyden to hold town hall meetings U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will host annual town hall meetings Saturday, March 22, in Lincoln and Tillamook counties. Wyden has been holding town halls in every Oregon County each year since 1996. These will be town halls Nos. 695 and 696. During his last town hall held in Feb. 16, 2013, in Lincoln City, Wyden answered a variety of questions from local residents and talked about several issues, including gun control and port dredging. In August, Wyden attended the Oregon Coast Economic Summit at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, where he addressed wave energy development, the fishing industry, port maintenance and development, and rural school issues.

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WEEKLY OUTLOOK Wednesday could be rainy, but not a gully-washer. The vernal equinox (spring) will arrive Thursday very spring-like with sunny skies. The trend should hold through the weekend.


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Sen. Ron Wyden makes a point during a town hall Feb. 16, 2013 at the Lincoln City Community Center.

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May Primary ballot races set JEREMY C. RUARK

The March 11 filing deadline for candidates on the May 20 Primary Election ballot has come and gone. The incumbents in the nonpartisan open races for the Lincoln County Commissioner Position 1 and Position 3 will face opposition. In the race for County Commissioner Position 1, incumbent Doug Hunt will face James B. Patrick, owner of Dolpin Construction in Newport. Position 3 incumbent Terry Thompson will face David Allen, Newport city councilor; Dick Anderson, Lincoln City mayor; and Joe Hitselberger, stewardship forester

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and local business owner. State Rep. David Gomberg (D) is running unopposed in the 10th District. Caddy McKeown (D) faces no opposition from his party, but two Republicans, Jason Payne and Casey Runyan, have filed in the 9th District state representative race. The only measure on the ballot, as of Tuesday, March 18, was a $400,000 request from the City Yachats to Yachats voters to fund additional downtown parking. Deadline for filing measures for the May Primary is Thursday, March 20.


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Taft High 7-12 senior Cayden Fitch, was honored Sunday, March 9, by earning the highest rank a Boy Scout can receive, the rank of Eagle Scout

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Depoe Bay Chamber honors Dockside Charters co-owner Lars Robison and Depoe Bay City Councilor Dorinda Goddard as 2013 Depoe Bay Man and Woman of the Year at the annual citizen of the Year Awards ceremony at Gleneden Beach.

Fundraiser Auction

Taft High Booster Club raised $20,000. Dozens of people helped make the Taft High 7-12 Booster Club’s annual fundraiser auction a success

Gas Guzzling

With gasoline stations switching to summer blend fuels, world unrest, and Lincoln City as

a tourist area, pump prices in our city remain among the highest in the state.

Dangerous Drivers

To drivers who knowingly violate the law and use their hands-on cell phone to talk and text while driving. Police should issue, and court judges should support, the highest fines possible to those drivers who put our lives at risk.

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GUEST COLUMN Rep. David Gomberg

The 2014 session ended on March 7, and together the Legislature strengthened our schools, supported small businesses, helped seniors and made sure government works better for Oregonians. Now that the session is over, I’m looking forward to spending more time back on the Coast. Below you’ll find more details about the legislation we passed to prioritize highquality education and help get more Oregonians back to work.

Delivering Better Opportunities for Oregon’s Students

High-quality education is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. This year, I worked to improve school performance and to make community colleges and universities more affordable and accessible. The Legislature took steps to help Oregon’s students and their families find ways to afford education beyond high school and to support adults who are returning to school to develop new jobs skills. • A few weeks ago, we learned that due to a strengthening economy, revenue for K-12 schools is up by $98 million statewide for the 2014-15 school year. For Central Coast and Coast Range schools, that means a $1.53 million boost next year. That’s in addition to the historic $1 billion investment in Oregon’s public schools that the Legislature passed last session. More people working means we can improve funding without increasing taxes. • The “Aspiration to College” bill (HB 4116) will fund grants to support low-income

and first-generation community college students working to make a better life for themselves. • We expanded summer meal programs for lowerincome students (HB 4090). And, I spoke on the House Floor about lunch programs throughout the state. • HB 4120 expanded the scholarship program for children of police or firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty to include children of reserve officers and volunteer firefighters.

Creating Jobs and Encouraging Innovation

Oregon’s economy is in a steady, but slow, recovery. Things are getting better, but not fast enough – especially not for the middle-class and low-income families in our area who must work harder and longer just to keep up. Small businesses employ over half the state’s workforce and play a vital role in our local economies. But sometimes they need extra help. The Office of Small Business Assistance that I fought for last session is now a reality. If your business has a question or problem with a state agency, please call 1-844-4695512 or visit www.sos.oregon. gov/businessSOS for help. We expanded access to growth capital in the Entrepreneurial Development Loan Fund for job-creating small businesses (SB 1563). This money helps new enterprises set up or expand. By raising the amount of support that small busi-


Rep. David Gomberg nesses can receive through this fund, we will create more opportunities in farming and natural resources, high tech, and tourism. We also modernized Oregon’s job training programs (SB 1566) to ensure the system is meeting workers’ and employers’ needs across the state. Working Hard for the Central Coast and Coast Range The Legislature made

key investments this session that will meet the needs of our community: • The Coastal Caucus worked with our counterparts in the U.S. Congress to secure $20 million for dredging coastal ports, including $2.9 million for Yaquina Bay and $380,000 for Depoe Bay. This work will support our maritime industries and help make sure those who work on the water come home safely. I

am proud to have been a part of this effort. • I championed HB 4148, which reduces the interest rate that our neighbors in the Senior Property Tax Deferral program pay on their deferred balance. This will make sure the state is not making money off the people this program is designed to protect financially. • Finally, as one of the few legislators who actually owns a cash register, I worked hard this session to support small business. I wrote and advanced a bill (HB 4067) that would have cut taxes on 7,800 small businesses in Oregon by an average of $900. That bill got bogged down in “Grand Bargain” politics, but I’m committed to helping people create jobs in our communities and plan to bring the proposal back next year. Thank you to everyone who called, emailed, or visited me in the Capitol this session. I can’t tell you how important it is to hear what you think. Always feel free to contact my office with questions, concerns, or ideas. Together we can build a stronger future for Oregon. Gomberg and his wife, Susan, own and operate Northwest Winds kite stores in Lincoln City and Seaside. Gomberg was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2012. He represents District 10, which stretches from Yachats to Tillamook and from the Pacific Ocean inland to Sheridan and Falls City. You can reach Gomberg at 541-921-2038 or by email or sign up for his newsletter at rep.davidgomberg@state.

Voices of Lincoln County Cheers for Mayor Anderson Mayor Anderson’s professionalism and business experience is paying off big in many ways. He is what Lincoln City has needed

for a very long time. He wastes no time pandering to left or right wing political agenda’s. During his tenure he has been all business and does what he says he will do. How refreshing! Many of you will recall when

campaigning for the office some four years ago he promised to look into the festering VRD problem and try to find a solution that both sides could live with. He won by a wide margin. Thanks to his leadership, both sides in this contentious issue

have been heard and a plan is now before the City Council. Bravo Mayor! Lead On! Charles Rowe Lincoln City

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Roads End as it appeared in the mid to late 1930s. This photograph, and many more, is available at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum at 4907 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City. If you have any information about this photo, call Annie Hall at 541-996-6614. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE HALL AND THE NORTH LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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On Faith: Finding the Pot of Gold HEARING THE HEARTBEAT By Rev. Kelli Westmark

On our day of sunshine, I decided to hike Drift Creek Falls and enjoy the fantastic day. Trying out my new camera, I stopped periodically to capture a leaf, a budding flower or the sunshine cascading through the tall trees. Arriving at the suspension bridge, I snapped dozens of pictures of the waterfall from various angles and then decided to walk further down the trail when I saw a rainbow next to the waterfall and jumped over a couple of logs to capture this moment. Rainbows are a reminder of God’s great and precious promises. The first rainbow appeared in Genesis 9, after Noah, his family and a lot of stinky animals had lived in the ark for a little over a year. God made a covenant to never destroy the entire Earth again by flood, which I have always been thankful for growing up on the Coast often surrounded by water. In the last book of the Bible, Revelation 4:3, a rainbow encircles the throne of God. All the colors in the spectrum, created by God, reminding us that God’s promises never fail. Pretty cool!

Yet, why did this matter, and how does it impact you and I? There are hundreds of promises in Scripture, many of them I cling to daily. One from Isaiah 58:6 says, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” God wants to set the captives free, that includes those caught up in sex trafficking, drug addictions, the abused, prostitutes, those trapped by pornography. These are real issues facing our city, real issues creating havoc on families. Jesus came to set the captives free. The church knows these are all symptoms of a greater issue. The real issue is a little three-letter word, that Romans 3:23 says we are all guilty of. I’m not better than you, nor you me. It’s the reason movies like Son of God make an impact, when we understand it was my sin that put Christ on the cross. And there is nothing I can do to earn my way to heaven, nothing I can do to fix the problem. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For it is by grace you

promise, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” God’s promises are worth far more than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They are eternal. The next time you see a rainbow, be reminded God’s thoughts toward you outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139:18) and the very hairs on your head are all numbered (Luke 12:7). John 1:12-13 says, “To those who receive Him, to those who believe on His name, He gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” That means, no matter how messed up my family is, I am a child of God. The gift of Jesus Christ just might be the greatest promise of all.

Drift Creek Falls have been saved, through faith -- and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.” A true gift isn’t something you pay for. It’s something that is freely given that needs to be received. When I receive God’s

grace, a few more of God’s promises become realities. The promises that God forgives completely, gives new life, clothes me in His righteousness, which is so amazing compared to my filthy rags. So many people

don’t think they are worthy to receive God’s gift of eternal life and salvation and most people will remain stuck feeling condemned for the rest of their lives. How sad, as that is a lie from the enemy. Romans 8:1-2 offers another

Rev. Kelli Westmark is the senior pastor at the Lincoln City Church of the Nazarene and the vice president of the North Lincoln County Ministerial Association. She can be reached at 541.994.2981 or

McMenamin’s, Taft High raise yearbook spirits DAVID GRAY Taft Eighth Grader

Taft High 7-12 Yearbook Scholarship program put on a 50/50 night at McMenamin’s Lighthouse Brewpub on March 11 to ensure every graduating senior would receive a free yearbook if they could not afford one. The 50/50 night at McMenamin’s was held for the first time last year, ensuring that everyone from the class of 2013 who asked for a yearbook got one. The good news is, that’s possible again this year. The event raised $1,613, 20 percent more than the 50/50 night last year. “I think the night was very successful,” Taft senior

Erin Petit said. “A lot of people were there. Almost all of the tables were full, and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves.” Attendees said the event brings a tremendous feel of happiness to some Taft students, and not just the seniors who get the free yearbooks. “I think it’s a really good thing to do,” eighth-grader O’Malley Martin said. “It is nice to know that they’ll have a chance to get a yearbook.” Barton Howe, Taft High yearbook advisor and founder of the Yearbook Scholarship Program, said he is glad he’s finally been able to make sure every

senior leaves Taft with a high school momento. “Somebody’s senior year is a major thing in their life,” Howe said. “Graduation is a milestone, and there’s no better symbol of that year and that milestone than a yearbook. A lot of our students don’t have the money to afford one, but thanks to the people of Lincoln City and McMenamin’s, that doesn’t matter.”

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Landmark Inn earns top corporate honor The Best Western Plus Landmark Inn in Lincoln City has been awarded the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. “Receiving the Chairman’s Award is a tremendous honor,” General Manager Debbie McGinnis said. “The award demonstrates Landmark Inn management‘s commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests.” The Chairman’s Awards recognizes Best Western International with an inspection scoring in the top 5 percent of more than 2,100 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance. “Our housekeeping and maintenance departments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence,” McGinnis said. Hotels must meet the chain’s requirements for


The Best Western’s Landmark Inn at 4430 S.E. Highway 101 is among the hotel chain’s Chairman’s Award winners.

design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award. Located at 4430 S.E. Highway 101, the Landmark Inn features 62 rooms, hot buffet breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna.


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A family of Osprey claimed his light pole as home at Taft High School’s football field last summer. The Osprey family has since left, migrating to South America for the winter. summer are replacing the roof at Newport High and replacing classroom unit ventilators at Newport

High, Taft Elementary, Toledo High and Newport Prep. The hope is to complete the projects in eight

weeks before teachers and principals come back to school in August. Newport High School’s

Taft Elementary School: During summer break, new energy efficient windows will be installed along the west side of the building. To protect deteriorating brickwork and to create continuity of appearance between the old building and new classroom wing, new siding will be installed on the west side. Also, 21,000 square feet of new roofing will be installed, covering about one-third of the school. Low maintenance and hardy landscaping will be added. Taft High 7-12 School: Sixteen leaking windows will be replaced. The four football/soccer field lights have gone through their useful life; during spring break, they will be replaced, using a crane and concrete chainsaw to bring down the old lights and poles. The work is being performed by Musco Lighting, which supplied the field lights at the new Waldport High School. During the summer, the carpet in the hallway by the media center will be replaced with flooring. For complete information about LCSD’s bond projects – including financial reports, work accomplished, and photos, visit > Our District > Bond Projects.

Business of the Year nomination deadline scheduled March 28

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The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce invites the public to nominate an exceptional business that has been instrumental in making a positive difference in the community over the past year for the 2013 Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year awards. The awards will be presented April 26 at the Community Days Banquet. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28. The Chamber Board will select a nominated business from each category that has participated in community projects that promote civic improvement, including membership in the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, that has demonstrated excellence in its products and/or services, and that has contributed to a prosperous economy. The Business of the Year Award will be


Everardo Galvin, left, and Lori Galvin, operators of the Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant on Highway 101 in Depoe Bay, were presented with the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award last week by Beatrice Ray, Depoe Bay Chamber secretary and Michael Granat, Depoe Bay board member. The Galvins were unable to be at the Chamber awards ceremony on March 8 to accept their award.

presented to a Chambermember business with more than five employees. The Small Business of the Year Award will be presented to a Chamber-

member business with five employees or fewer. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office or on the website at www., and can be mailed to the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce at 4039 N.W. Logan Road, Lincoln City, OR 97367, emailed to info@lcchamber. com or dropped off at the Chamber office, 4039 N.W. Logan Road. For more information, call 541-994-3070.


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Obituaries Evelyn Anne PinyerdGaroutte, 93 Born Evelyn Ann Walls in SouthHaven, MN on March 13, 1920, died in McMinville, OR March 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her first husband Clifford O. Pinyerd and her daughter Joanne Marie Welty. Survivors are her husband of 44 years Waymon (Duane) Garoutte, sons Ron Pinyerd

and Richard (Dick) Pinyerd, step-daughter Mary Ann Garoutte, daughters-in-law Marilyn and Kathy, son-inlaw Ron Welty, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grand children. Her final resting place will be the Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Salem, OR.

Delbert “Del” John Munro March 28, 1932 March 16, 2014 Delbert John Munro went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born on March 28, 1932 in McMinnville, OR to Hugh and Gertrude Munro. He

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graduated from McMinnville High School and married Nancy Bellinger on September 11, 1953. They were married for over 60 years. Delbert was a log truck driver for 12 years and worked for Oceanlake Sand and Gravel in Lincoln City for 28 years. He was known for his talents restoring old Mustangs. He retired to McMinnville and loved to garage sale and find a bargain. He was a master wood worker and refinished antique furniture. He is survived by his wife Nancy and four children; Lloyd Munro of Willamina, Terry Violette of McMinnville, Linda Mock and Mike Munro of Otis, OR; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a

sister Joanne Williamson of Dayton. He had one daughter who preceded him, Marilyn Gillette. Services will be held on March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, OR with interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Hospice in care of Macy & Son. To leave online condolences, visit

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“So we will save the nest and make every effort to get it on another pole and put it back up at the field as soon as possible.” Another improvement project at Taft High will include replacing 16 windows at the building. “The framing around the windows is actually separating,” he said. “It basically wasn’t a good design for the Oregon Coast. We will replace them with a much stronger window and frame.” The field lighting upgrade and window project are part of a number of bond-funded school improvement projects planned to take place at schools throughout the district – in Lincoln City, Toledo, Waldport and Newport – during the upcoming spring break and over the summer, when students and staff are out of school buildings. “There is still quite a bit of work left to accomplish with funding from the $63 million bond measure that voters approved in May 2011,” Belloni said. “We wrapped up our most visible projects, but we are plenty busy working on other jobs.” The two biggest projects scheduled over

flat roof will be replaced with a peaked roof. The 30,000-square-foot section of roof covers 14 classrooms, a computer lab and the school offices. Cost of the project is approximately $500,000. The project involves cutting out the old roof, building pony walls, building the roof, then sheeting and shingling the roof. “You have to have empty classrooms to do this,” Belloni said. “It makes a real mess.” Because of the tight schedule, as work crews finish one section of the new roof and move on, another work crew will immediately follow, installing new unit ventilators and digital controls in classrooms. Other work is planned in the north area of the school district during spring break and summer: Oceanlake Elementary School: This summer, the north hallway will be updated with a new ceiling and lights. This will improve the appearance of the school by hiding the many pipes and wires that have been added to the hallway ceilings through the years. If enough funds remain in the budget, two remaining restrooms will be renovated.


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Sheriff’s Tips Recent events call for gun safety By Sheriff Dennis Dotson

Every year, we hear tragic stories about a youngster playing with a gun and accidentally shooting a friend or themselves. Sheriff Often Dennis Dotson times, these tragedies are deadly. Over the past decade, this country has experienced active shooter events resulting in death where the guns used were owned by a parent or friend. Regardless of your

opinions about gun ownership, the issue of safely securing firearms is one that everyone should take seriously.

• Never leave a gun in your vehicle. Guns are often stolen from cars. • Teach children never to touch a firearm without supervision, and to immediately tell an adult if they find a gun.

• Every gun owner should carefully consider the reasons for having a gun. If there is no compelling need to own a gun, remove it from your home. A gun frequently increases, not decreases, the danger to your family. The reason is that many gun owners are not proficient in handling their firearms under duress.

• Know where your firearms are at all times. You are accountable for them, and you are responsible for your gun not being used against a family member. • All gun owners should receive training in the safe handling and care of their guns and ammunition.

• If you own firearms, carefully consider where to keep them. Closets, nightstands, drawers, on top of high cabinets, and other traditional places are often where criminals, and curious children, look first. • Store guns unloaded, locked up and with a lock on the trigger. Consider a lock box for handguns. There are also gun-safes for long-barrel firearms. Secure ammunition sepa-

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or depression, remove guns from your home. It is during these times a gun is often used against a loved one or against


tody for a felony warrant out of Lincoln County for probation violation. Lambert was later transported to Lincoln County Jail.

vehicle. There was no one in the other vehicle at the time. Officers found the owner of the other vehicle, informed them of the incident and performed a field sobriety test on Russell.

• Never handle a gun when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Lincoln City Police Tuesday, March 11 14:06 Officers took a report that two longboard skateboards were stolen from Zumiez at 1500 SE Devils Lake Rd.

Wednesday, March 12 20:25 Jon Milne, born 1950, was arrested after a woman reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Milne was transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Thursday, March 13 15:54 Officer contacted 3 juveniles in wooded area behind St. James Episcopal Church, 2 juveniles were cited for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 oz. marijuana, all were warned about trespassing. Parents were notified and report was forwarded to juvenile department.

failure to appear on possession of meth. Anderson was later transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Friday, March 14

18:00 Shannon Benfit, born 1971, was taken into custody on Lincoln County jail warrant charging theft II. Benfit was later transported to Lincoln County Jail

07:45 Kelli Rhoades, born 1956, and Marissa Rhoades, born 1989, were both arrested after an Officer initiated a traffic stop. Kelli Rhoades was taken into custody for possession of meth. Marissa Rhoades was taken into custody for P/V. Both were transported to Lincoln City Police Department. The vehicle was impounded for no insurance. Both were later transported to Lincoln County Jail.

18:00 Raeme Anderson, born 1970, was taken into custody on Lincoln County jail warrant charging

08:23 Jesse Lambert, born 1990, was located on foot at Chinook Winds Casino and taken into cus-

10:20 Kelsey Jones, born 1989, was detained at Kenny’s IGA for shoplifting. Officers took Jones into custody for theft 3 and probation violation. Jones was later transported to Lincoln County Jail. 14:40 Joshua Miranda, born 1992, was taken into custody on state-wide felony warrant for parole violation. Miranda was transported to Lincoln County Jail. 21:04 Bruce Russell, born 1952, was arrested for DUII, cited and released after he called to report that he had backed into another


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Monday, March 10 17:50 Officers responded to a report of Fraud I at 646 S Highway 101 in Depoe Bay. 10:15 Officers responded to a domestic dispute at 2405 N Silverside Dr in Otis.

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17:29 Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief at 1108 N RIver Bend Rd in Otis. 01:22 Officers responded to a report of a burglary at 1347 N. Alvord Ln. in Otis. 13:07 Officers responded to a report of a theft at 1915 SE McDonald Ave. in Depoe Bay.

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to showcase what they’ve learned.” SkillUSA follows state standards, which Taft focuses on when preparing for the event, she said. “It’s been a high learning curve, but, over time, they have grown in responsibility and learning to communicate with each other,” Westbrook said. “By teaching, they learn the techniques better themselves, so they still continue to grow and fine-tune their skills.” Students of various interest levels and abilities participate in the club. “Some students just enjoy the culinary class and are here for that,” Westbrook said. “The others, who are always working catering events outside the school day or being involved in competitions, are the ones who are serious about making it a career. They are already intrinsically motivated and excited to compete with others.” Taft also conducts an inhouse competition teachers judge, Westbrook said. “I’s a great way for students to try something new and try to beat out the competition,” she said. Taft already has participated in the Oregon ProStart competition and is preparing for the SkillsUSA and Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Invitational in April. Winners advance to national competition, such as the SkillsUSA

you feel warm inside, “ Pink says as he bustles around the Taft High kitchen last week leading students in cooking for the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce’s Forum Lunch crowd. Whether it be civic and business leaders or the Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society, the Taft High Culinary Club not only prepares dishes for enjoyment, but for trophies. “I just find it creative,” said Pink, who plans to attend Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland. “You can do whatever you want. There’s no limit.” Under instruction from Westbrook, the club participates statewide in competition designed to get their competitive juices flowing. The state’s ProStart competition prepares students by communicating and working with a team, practicing efficient time management and being creative in dish preparation. Meanwhile, the SkillsUSA Oregon conference prepares students through leadership competition and skill events they compete in individually. “The culinary competition at Skills requires students to already know their techniques when they go to compete,” Westbrook said. “It’s very difficult, but it’s a great way


event each year in Kansas City, Mo. Freshman and sophomores tend to take basic foods classes, where they learn how to measure and calculate equivalents and other basic techniques. Once they become serious cooks, the time arrives to turn to heat on. – literally. “Culinary is more for those going into that profession, learning management, learning leadership qualities,” Westbrook said. “They’re teaching each other. I’m basically here to help, kind of like a coach.” Junior Joyce Campbell is among those who is taking the training seriously but isn’t sure a career in the field is in the oven. “The others want their lives to be about culinary. That’s what they’re going to do,” she said. “Don’t get me wrong. I love cooking, absolutely adore it, but, ultimately, I want to become a psychologist. I will always still have this as a side passion.” Whether serious or not, at the least, the Culinary Club can help students learn to cook for themselves. For others, participation lights the flame on their burner. “It helps tremendously because they have that confidence going into culinary school,” Westbrook said. “We’re using the same techniques, the same equipment as if they were out there.”

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During spring break 2013, Newport Police conducted a two-week traffic safety campaign that focused on distracted driving. During that enforcement, officers issued 172 traffic citations – 83 were for using a handheld mobile communication device. While many might believe that distracted driving refers specifically to the use of cell phones, Malloy said it is any activity that could divert a person’s attention from the primary task of driving. “All distractions endanger driver, passenger and

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“Ultimately, the first person available to save you is you, and you can save yourself by playing wisely,” he said. Kusz encourages parents to make beach safety a family affair. “It would be a good idea for parents to take a moment to talk to their children before they get to the beach about safety,” he said. “Make them aware of the sneaker waves, rip currents and the danger of playing on beach logs. That gets the whole family to think about safety.” Lincoln City Police and Oregon State Police troopers are warning motorists about the dangers of driving onto the beach. “We frequently see vehicles get caught in the surf,” Sgt. Jeffery Winn, with Lincoln City Police, said. “Especially at the 15th Street entrance. It is a popular place for drivers to park on the beach.” Signs are posted on the beach at Lincoln City alerting drivers not to go beyond the 15th Street beach access for safety reasons. But Winn said the signs are often ignored. “When we witness motorists driving beyond those signs, we will issue a citation for that,” he said. The citations range from $110 to $435.

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Kusz said the Oregon Coast has numerous and dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves that can quickly knock a person down and pull them from shore. “This year, our advice is keep your children out of the ocean,” Kusz said. “The ocean is not a swimming pool. We discourage even wading in the ocean. Lincoln City offers a pool at the Community Center and a lake for swimming. The ocean is not a safe place for children or even the best adult swimmers.” NLFR crews will distribute information about the ocean dangers at the D River Wayside and at the Roads End State park over the next few months to help educate beachgoers. Kusz said he hopes the direct contact with visitors will raise awareness. “There are warnings posted by State Parks at the waysides about the ocean dangers,” Kusz said. “But how many times do you see people just walk on the beach and not pay any attention to the warning signs that are posted? Many people are on vacation. They don’t think about basic safety.” Lifeguards do not moni-

tor Lincoln City beaches. Last summer, Kusz visited Seaside, a North Coast city that operates a lifeguard program, to see if such a safety effort could be established in Lincoln City. “We have so much beach that lifeguards would not be practical here because of line of sight,” he said. “The area within our district is over five miles of beach. The lifeguards would give people a false sense of security. We would be contradicting ourselves.” Chris Havel, Oregon State Parks Department spokesman, said printed materials, web pages, on-site signs, interpretive programs and beach rangers are used by the department to expose people to the kind of information that can help them make good decisions when visiting the beaches “Some of these incidents are truly accidents, and there isn’t much to be done,” he said.” Some things, though, are within your control if you exercise good judgment. The beach is a natural place, quite wild in many locations. When you enter a wild place, you have to bring your good common sense with you.” Havel said the department makes the signs simple with a clear message: Stay off the rocks, know the tides, be a wary swimmer.


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Local surfers catch waves with world-class talent George DeSoto is a 38-year-old Newport resident who runs a lawn service business and has been stoked about surfing for more than 20 years. “It makes me feel alive,” he said. “Basically, I feel closer to God without actually dying.” With some of the biggest and most treacherous waves crashing the Pacific Ocean beaches along the Oregon seashore, local surfers have ample opportunity to “hang 10,” but last week’s Dive ‘N Surf Oregon Pro competition at Nelscott Reef provided a forum for several to display their talents with the best. Not to mention that the daylong competition was shown live on webcast and marked only the second time surfing has been shown live on television (for results, go to “It’s an opportunity to push your limits, to learn more and expand your skill level by surfing with some of the best surfers in the world,” 42-year-old Keith Galbraith, a surfer for two decades who runs the local TigerSharks Surf


t makes me feel alive. Basically, I feel closer to God without actually dying.


- George DeSoto, local surfer Club, said. “When you have a contest, you want to have an opportunity to surf your home break.” Jeremy Rasmussen, who owns a property management and real-estate company in Lincoln City, knows the feeling. He grew up in the surfing mecca of Maui and started body surfing as a toddler. Clearly mesmerized by the sport, Rasmussen explains his fascination for surfing: “It’s the ultimate sport. I’ve done a lot of sports in life, but nothing compares to the spontaneous reaction that occurs when you’re surfing. It’s kind of a mindless reaction. Things are very much in the moment. You’re working with an unknown, whereas a lot of other platforms of sports

you’re working with a fixed known. It doesn’t move a lot. “In snowboarding, skating – even football or baseball, whatever – the canvas is known and it’s fixed, whereas the surfing canvas is unclear and constantly changing and moving, so you’re very much in the moment, as if trying to almost prophetically predict what is going to happen.” Tony Perez, a longtime local resident who also has been surfing for nearly 20 years since moving to Lincoln City at age 13, was far less descriptive, but straight to the point. “It’s been a huge passion of mine ever since the get-go,” he said. “I just love the water and, especially, surfing solid waves of consequence like we do here in our own backyard.”


From left, area surfers Jeremy Rasmussen, Tony Perez, Keith Galbraith and George DeSoto pose with a board similar to the ones they rode last week at the Dive ‘N Surf Oregon Pro competition at Nelscott Reef.

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Forty-five local swimmers took turns last weekend occupying the Lincoln City Community Center pool and emerged hoisting a nice big plaque. The Lincoln City Swim Club won the Valley Coast Swim League Invitational on Sunday behind victories from Mason Garding, Natalie Gates and Sam and Lizeth Cortes. “With such a large group, we tried more kids out on new events like breaststroke and fly and had more disqualifications than usual, but some finally got it and were able to swim new events,” LCSC coach Lissa Parker said. “Some swimmers have been sick, so they added time, but almost everyone had a fantastic meet.” Some also participated in youth basketball in the

adjacent gym each day of the two-day event that featured more than 150 swimmers. LCSC won the meet with 3,469 points, followed by Emerald Aquatics, 2,348; River Road Swim Club, 1,745; Newport, 1,293; Willamalane, 1,164; Gold Coast, 1,129; and Cottage Grove, 539. “Of our 45 swimmers, we had several that gained ‘B’ times, some for the first time,” Parker said. Several beginners, such as Lainey Hertz, Gavin Ceballos and Lesley Lagunes, competed in their first meet, she said. Meanwhile, 9-year-old Sam Cortes won six events for LCSC, while, Gates, 8, won four 25-meter races in all four strokes -– free, breast, back and butterfly –and also claimed the 50-meter free. Cortes won the 50-meter sprint events in each stroke, the 100-meter

freestyle and the 100-meter individual medley. Cortes’ 15-year-old sister, Lizeth, won the 100-meter backstroke, and Mason Garding, 11, the 50-meter fly. Mason Garding, Justin Delfin, Addie Gates, Evan Halferty, Sammi Halferty, Hunter Lunstedt, Dylan Mickelson, Cristofer Ochoa, Kira Sciarrotta and Jose Segura all posted runner-up finishes. Lincoln City also compiled several points in the relays. “We had a workout for parents, too, hosting the meet and making sure everything ran smoothly [under meet director Charlie Lunstedt and assistant coaching from Maria Cortes, Melissa Arntt and Destiny Zook],” Parker said. “We have a good group of volunteers, but it is still a lot of work. All in all, it was a big success.”


The Portland Rose City Rollers, a traveling all-star roller derby team, is taking advantage of a retreat and training camp in Lincoln City to prepare for the its season-opener next weekend against the Los Angeles Derby Dolls in Portland. The team, shown practicing Saturday at the Lincoln City Community Center, will compete May 2-4 against top roller derby teams from all over the world in the Big O tournament in Eugene, coach Christopher Tofer said.

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ith Taft High senior Henry Lahti’s decision to walk into a batter’s box rather than onto a tee box, the Taft High golf team might feel like it has fewer clubs in its bag as it prepares for the 2014 season. Lahti, the team’s leading player as a junior a year ago, is playing infield for the Tigers this year, which means some lower scoring will be needed from their three returning players - senior Keaton Fisher and sophomores Tyler Fisher and Evan Stanfill. The trio walked considerable miles helping lead the Tigers to the state tournament last year. “How these three progress through the season will determine how successful we will be, “ Taft coach and Salishan Golf Resort pro Mark Swift said. “Tyler and Evan ew to the both should grow as players, and Keaton will work to be more consistent from Taft High event to event.” baseball team this Fisher, who battled Lahti for the top playing spot last season, is fairly seseason, coach Dustin cure at No. 1 and hopes work on his short game will bring further improveHankins might feel like a ment. babysitter of sorts for awhile as his “That’s the part of my game that I’ve had the most trouble with,” he team learns to walk before it can run. said. “It’s what I need to work most on to keep the scoring down.” At least the kids on his watch are In addition, Taft welcomes several newcomers who are expected to well-behaved. make an impact, and one who could have something to say about the “Our biggest weakness will be that we Tigers’ success in two sports. are so young,” Hankins said. “At the same Junior Rylan Fisher, who is pitching and playing outfield on the time, our strength is that we are willing to learn baseball team, could make a run this season if he can successfully and adjust.” manage to swing both sticks at the same time, Swift said The Tigers’ success will largely be dictated by Zander King, Connor Anderson, Adam Plummer and Daniel the performance of three players, including the Taft Urdela all played last season and also could make an impact at golf team’s former No. 1 player, Henry Lahti, who has the varsity level as the season wears on, he said. bypassed his senior season on the links to take a spot “Our strength is that we have many returning players with on the diamond as a middle infielder. some experience, and the team, overall, is young,” Swift said. Lahti will be joined by his brother, Pete, Taft’s start“They are willing to work hard, so while it may be a rough ing quarterback early going, I think we will improve each and every week, last fall as a and the scoreboards will show that improvement by the junior, at end of the year.” catcher. While optimistic for a return to the playoffs, Swift said The Lahti his team’s lack of experience could be a factor. brothers will “We should be good enough to make it to the state be teamed with tournament,” he said, “We will have to progress quickly senior Seth Steere as team captains. to be successful at that level.” Steere, who recently placed sixth in the state in wrestling and is a first-team all-league receiver, is expected to be the ace of the team’s pitching staff and play shortstop when not on the mound. “We have a really solid group of guys in the infield,” Steere, a four-year starter, said. “And, we’ve all played together for quite some time. Our biggest weakness isn’t going to be in our playing ability, but in our lack of experience.” While providing needed experience, Steere said his goals are not only helping Taft win but trying to earn a college scholarship. To do that, he aspires to lift his batting average to above or around .350 and his fastball to over 85 mph. “To get there, I’m going to just have to work hard during year ago, Taft High girls golf coach Heather Hatton drills and absorb everything my coaches tell me,” he said. had not one, but two serious and talented senior Another key component, Hankins said, will be junior players named Jessie to lead her team into the season. Randy Herndon, a perennial all-star pitcher in local This year, it’s a sophomore, but one just as bent on imyouth ball who will also patrol center field. proving her game as those whom she learned from – DisSophomore outfielders Rylan Fisher and Alroy trict medalist Jessi Weaver and Jessie Wisniewski, Weaver’s Zacarias and infielders Cade Knott, Charlie Zeller biggest challenger among the Tigers. and Joe Salsbery also should be keys to the “All of our girls will be important to our success,” Hatton Tigers’ success, Hankins said. said, “but we are really looking at our returners to utilize their He expects Newport, Philomath experience for a strong finish this season.” and Central to be the major contenders for Calling Hayden Zumhofe to the first tee. The 16-year-old Oregon West Conference supremacy. sophomore will play No. 1 for the Tigers after winning the “We look forward to finishing team’s first qualifier last week with a 54 on the front nine at Chistrong in the last year nook Winds Golf Resort. competing in the Oregon “I am looking at Hayden to consistently shoot in the low 100’s West,” said Hankins, whose if not 90s,” Hatton said. “I’m already noticing that Hayden is more team will drop to the comfortable on the golf course. She focuses on her own game and Class 3A West not what is going on around her.” Valley League next Zumhofe said her most meticulous work would come on her short season. game because of its prominence in producing low scoring. “Last year was a really good experience because I wasn’t really sure what I supposed to do when I was on a team. I was still learning things,” she said. “But this year I’m going to focus on my swing and working really hard.” Taft also returns four other players who should contribute to the team score. Based on the first qualifying results, junior Rachael Adams will play No. 2 behind Zumhofe, with junior Zoe Teplic No. 3, senior Sam Raines No. 4 and freshman Shelby Wright No. 5. “For all of them, short game will be key to our success,” Hatton said. Rounding out the varsity squad will be juniors Mikayla Blackstocks and Sarahi Herver-Hernandez, who has moved over to golf from track. “My returners will provide experience, but it’s the temperament of our team that will be our strength,” Hatton said. “We have a group of athletes that have good work ethics and are focused on being good student-athletes.” Among the newcomers, Wright’s Sophomore game has Hatton most enthused. Hayden “She has a good swing and the pasZumhofe will sion to get better,” she said. “As with all play No. 1 for beginners, her short game will be key the Tigers to her becoming a more competitive golfer.” COURTESY PHOTO Despite losing valuable four-year experience in Weaver and Wisniewski, Hatton, who will be assisted again this season by her husband, Rick, and former Taft district champion Lauren Sigman, understands how fickle the game can be. “Golf is a sport where you can play amazing one year and lose it the next, and just the opposite can happen as well,” she said. “Like I tell my team every year, my expectation is that we will make it to State. We work hard toward that goal no matter what. If we don’t make it, at least we know we worked as hard as we could and never gave up.”

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t first glance, you’d think much of the student body stood huddling around Taft High track and field coach Tim Dressler during preseason practice last week at Voris Field. More than 50 athletes have tried out this season, a factor not lost on Dressler or the rest of the Oregon West Conference entering the 2014 season, It could be a sign of things to come. “I am a true believer that there is strength in numbers,” he said. While the Tigers have lost several quality performers and leaders to graduation, Dressler said he recognizes the future is bright. “Last year, we graduated a lot of talented Drew Lee practices hurdling last week at Voris Field. and experienced seniors,” he said. “They were strong leaders and inspired everyone to push themselves to new limits. Although this team is bigger, it is also young.” Among those leading the way will be sophomore hurdler Eva Barten. a true competitor and natural leader, in her coach’s estimation. “She is determined and focused,” he said. Another sophomore who exploded on the scene last year as a freshman is herever he Josh Wright, who Dressler said “was made to sprint.” peers onto One of Taft’s rare seniors, Olivia Barten, is a quarter-miler with a strong the field from the kick who finishes races stronger than she starts them, he said. Taft High dugout, softball coach Dave BrodJunior Mason Aguirre is a returning long-distance runner who also erick is all smiles. In the circle and behind the promises to help the Tigers. plate, potential all-league performers abound. “He is a true competitor and runs with his heart,” Dressler said, “If Cast an eye to the infield, and there are you watch him race, you will see his competitive nature.” steady gloves throughout, with strong throwing In the field, Joyce Campbell returns for her second year in track arms on the left side. and possesses explosive power that connects well with throws, Look beyond to the outfield and there is range Dressler said. and speed to burn. dependable fielders who can Meanwhile, fellow junior Olivia Peabody is more focused and cover a lot of ground. determined to continue to improve in the pole vault, he said. And, at the plate, the Tigers can mix it up with Dressler also has some newcomers who might make an uncharacteristic power to score runs in a hurry, or a impact. “small-ball” finesse game to manufacture them. First-year sophomore middle-distance runner Keyonna Beginning his fifth season as Taft softball coach, Williams and freshman jumper Brendon Adams are among Broderick will take the helm of the Tigers for the last that group. time this season. The 2014 season marks the culminaWe do not have many seniors who can lead by extion of that work. ample,” he said, “but we do have many veterans who are “Each one of these girls is stepping up to the plate to lead.” special in their own way,” Broderick said. “Each one makes this team complete,” With the exception of graduate Brittney Knight, the fifth-year coach returns all 11 of his players from last year. Kelsey Wilkinson, an all-league outfielder as a freshman, is the team’s only sophomore. Several Tigers who will take the field when Oregon West play opens April 8 at home against Stayton have played together since youth league when they were 10. Success in softball starts with pitching and Taft is loaded, with not just the coach’s right-handed daughter, ace Emily Broderick, an all-league performer last season, but lefthanded junior fireballer Katie McCardell. Like Broderick, McCardell is an all-league player who has started since her freshman season. “Both girls have worked hard in the offseason on their pitching, so we should be strong in that area,” Broderick said. Taft senior Both players also give Taft steady support in the infield when not in the circle. The dirt is also stocked with talent, Ayla Reed starting behind the plate with senior all-conference catcher Keitra Mason. “We are confident that our infield will be solid simply because of their experience,” Broderick said. A slight change is expected in the middle infield with junior all-conference second baseman Hannah Ray moving to short and junior starting shortstop BillyAnn Stempel shifting to first. While there might be some maneuvering, senior fouryear starter Ayla Reed will man third base and be backed up by senior Sierra Picard, another four-year participant and dependable utility player. Taft expects to be quick off the bat and speedy to the ball in the outfield, where Wilkinson brings some promising credentials. “I’d be very surprised if young ‘Pee Wee’ doesn’t catch a few eyes this season,” Broderick said. “Without a doubt, she will make an impact on Oregon softball for the next few years.” In addition to Wilkinson’s range in center, senior Taylor Adams gives the Tigers additional speed. Junior Charli Haft is likely to fill the final outfield spot. Haft, Picard and Payne will play valuable roles on both offense and defense, he said. “Our offense is looking good and we are working out the long, winter cobwebs,” he said. “We are fundamentally solid from top to bottom on offense. I can honestly say that when these girls are on, watching them hit is truly impressive.” With that, Broderick understands that five years of work is about to end and likely be measured by this team’s success. “We are again taking things one pitch at a time, one game at a time, leaning on our fundamentals and our teamwork,” he said. “If we do those things, the scoreboard with take care of itself.”


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A Bandon-based recycling group makes artwork such as these fish and seahorse sculptures from beach debris.

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Litter and Vandalism (SOLV) Spring Beach Cleanup will likely have a busy day, according to cleanup organizers. “We estimate that over 220,000 volunteers have participated since 1984 and collected 2.8 million pounds of debris,” Joy Irdy, SOLV beach cleanup coordinator, said. “That is about the weight of three Boeing 747 jumbo jets.”

Cleanup volunteers will fan out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, over a 100-mile stretch of the Oregon Coast from Astoria to Bandon. Cigarette butts are the most common debris scattered over Oregon’s beaches, Irby said. “That is the No. 1 item we find during each beach cleanup,” she said. “We pick up thousands and

thousands of cigarette butts.” Irby said they are also amazed at all the plastics that litter the beach. She said volunteers collect thousands of plastic bottles, bottle caps and plastic bags. “We find lots of broken pieces of plastic, and that is the worst kind because it is toxic to marine life and

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Hummingbirds flock off Johns Loop on Devils Lake during a recent sunny day in Lincoln City. March 20 marks the first official day of spring and the warm weather has triggered spring fever for many. Meteorologist Beth Burgess at the National Weather Service in Portland said the three-month outlook from the Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Md., shows above-average temperatures and average precipitation for the Oregon Coast. “In the short term, we will get ridge systems that bring sun, but we will still get low pressure systems that come in and bring rain and wind,” she said.



Magic at the Lincoln City Cultural Center JEREMY C. RUARK

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will host a variety of activities, including the second annual Festival of Illusions, during spring break, March 26-30. For five days and five nights, the center will host magic shows and fun day camps. “We try to offer a great lineup of magicians and performers, and we keep the ticket prices low so that whole


families can enjoy the shows together,” Lincoln City Cultural Center Director Niki Price said. “This is rain-or-shine fun, which is very important in the month of March. The festival draws many from all over Oregon, as well as Washington and Idaho, and we meet multi-generational groups participating together. Our staff and volunteers have a good time, too.” Price said each performer is carefully selected with the idea of engaging the audience. “It’s very important to have great performers, people who are full-time entertainers with lots of experience,” she said. “Those are the professionals who make a show memorable. This year, our own Laura Green, the Juggling Queen, was in

charge of artist recruitment, and she did a fabulous job.” The Festival of Illusions was launched in 2012 by Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau Director Sandy Pfaff as a new addition to attract visitors to the City during spring break. Now, the Cultural Center produces the festival but receives substantial promotional support from the Bureau, including television commercials, mailings and e-newsletters sent worldwide. “It’s a great example of our nonprofit and their department working together, building an event that benefits the spring economy,” Price said.



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Earth Abides By Ken McCormack

The Pisaster Disaster I’m looking at a picture of a Northwest starfish called Pisaster. It’s beautiful — orange and purple, with five arms. It sometimes gets stranded on our beaches. This one is dying of “sea star wasting disease,” cause unknown. It has partly turned to mush and one arm is missing. The Pisaster is a top predator. It feeds on shellfish, especially mussels. But nothing feeds on it. We know the big fish eat the little fish. Small organisms keep the food chain going. But top predators are merely competition. We kill them for food and protection. Or just for fun. Romans slaughtered elephants, hippos, bears, leopards and lions by the hundreds of thousands to amuse the crowd. Americans used to get a big kick out of gunning down eagles from airplanes, and they carpeted Appalachia with dead hawks. No reason to worry about a few starfish! Their favorite food is mussels. Some of you might like mussels, but they are so tough that most predators can’t even pry them open. Pisasters though have powerful arms, which reach up to 18 inches. Imagine, an “Invasion of the Giant Pisasters!” They come creeping out of the depths. Essentially blind, they locate by smell and feel. They crawl over a mussel, stand it up, circle around it, pry it open and shoot stomach juice straight into the gap. As the mussel clings for dear life, it begins to weaken. The Pisaster then pushes its entire stomach out through its mouth into the shell. It enjoys a mussel on the rocks. A couple of days later, it moseys off with a full belly. In the 1960s, Robert T. Paine, at the University of Washington, took all the sea stars out of a tide pool just to see if they make a difference. To everyone’s surprise, they do. Pretty soon, the mussels overran the other species and a stark monoculture remained. Paine raised a hotly debated question. Does the loss of a predator have anything to do with the extinction of thousands of species? Another local predator is the sea otter. It’s hard to imagine these cute little characters as monsters from the lower depths. You see them floating around on their backs munching on sea urchins like the entire world was their oyster. But because of their valuable pelts, they were hunted to near extinction. That makes them an easy case study. Sea otters love to eat sea urchins that hang out in kelp forests. Scientists noticed that where otters remain, or have made a comeback, forests of kelp keep a rich diversity of life — fish, mollusks and seabirds. These then attract harbor seals. Eagles come to feed on seal and otter pups. And so the swirl of life grows. However, on reefs where the otter has not recovered, 75 percent of the species are gone. The seafloor is a pink pavement of coralline algae, pocked with blobs of enormous sea urchins. To make things even more interesting, as whales disappear, Orcas begin to feed on sea otters — again threatening the kelp environment. It appears the life energy of kelp forests, as with tide pools, comes from the top down. Without whales, starfish and sea otters, the little creatures die off. You can watch these animals at the Aquarium in Newport — prey, kelp, sea urchins and otters. They are so fascinating. And consider: 90 percent of the ocean’s top predators are now gone. Therein lies a real monster story. Ken McCormack is a Neskowin resident and can be reached at

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. 541-7652361. The Newport City Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at 169 S.W. Coast Highway. 541-5740603. The Waldport City Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at 125 Alsea Highway. 541-264-7417. 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. 541265-4100. The Lincoln County School District Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 541-265-9211 for meeting locations.

Saturday April 5 and Sunday, April 6 – Special Glass Art Drop of 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces

a.m. at Pirates Coffee, 247 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City.

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Spring Labyrinth Walk at 4 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101, Lincoln City. For information, call 541-9949994.

Let There Be Art Spring Break Workshops from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. Cost $15 per day. To register, call 541994-9994 or 503-8127813.

The North Lincoln Hospital District Board meets at 9 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month the hospital at 3043 N.E 28th St. in Lincoln City. 541994-3661.

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Ongoing Events Lincoln Community Chorus welcomes new singers of all voice types each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Chapel by the Sea, 2125 S.E. Lee, Lincoln City. The Chorus is currently rehearsing for two Spring concerts. For further information, call 541-994-4317. For the latest details concerning events at the Lincoln City Senior Center, call 541-557-1588. The Quilts4Kids group in Gleneden Beach makes charity quilts for Lincoln County kids in crisis. They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Unity by the Sea on Gleneden Beach Loop Road. More volunteers would be helpful in creating these comfort quilts for kids from birth to teens. Call BJ Ferrell at 541764-2099 for more information. Pacific Sea Lions Breakfast Club meets at 8 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Surfrider Resort, 3115 N Highway 101, Depoe Bay. Breakfast at 9 a.m. For details, call 541-921-0496 Alcoholics Anonymous speaker meeting meets at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. at Lutheran Church, 1226 S.W. 13th. Street in Lincoln City. All are welcome to attend. Beachtown Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from noon to l:l5 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. For more details, call Diane Flansburg at 503504-1830. The Warm and Fuzzies Project is collecting new socks, gloves, and hats for children and adults of all ages. Call 541996-4555 for information and collection locations. Salmon River Grange Bingo 6 p.m. each Thursday. Food and prizes. 541-9945146 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 541-9218241 or visit hht:// Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the Newport Senior Center, 20 S.E. 2nd Street, upstairs in the library. Contact: Pat 541-3511133 or visit http:// Panther Creek Community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon the first Sunday of each month at the Panther Creek Community Center, 655 Wayside Loop in Otis. Adults $5.50, Children under 11 $3. For details, call 541-9969261.

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Blood Drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. To scheduled an appointment or more details, call 800-7332767.

Thursday, March 20 The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Lincoln City on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 N.E. Oar. Place. Call 541-994-2131 for details and reservations. All crafters and those who wish to be are invited to the Panther Creek Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. for crafts. The Community Center is located on Wayside Loop in Panther Creek. For more details, call 541-9942656.

Third annual Festival of Illusions at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Each performance begins at 6:30 p.m. A week full of magic shows and camps, perfect for families and friends to enjoy together. To purchase tickets in advance, or to learn more about the weeklong camp experience for kids ages 8 and older, call 541-994-9994.

Friday, March 28 The First Annual Caffeine Fueled Spring Break Main State Top 20 Talent Show at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. For details, call 541-614-0193.

Wednesday, April 2 Lincoln City Public Arts Committee meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Fischer Room at the Driftwood Public Library at 801 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City. For details, call 541-996-2151.

Saturday April 5 and Sunday, April 6 Special Glass Art Drop of 100 handcrafted glass art pieces – floats, sand dollars or crabs – along 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean conditions permiting. For details call 1-800452-2151 or 541-9961274.

April 18-20 Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale with more than 100 garage sales throughout Lincoln City. For details, call the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce at 541-994-3070.

Saturday, March 22 SOLV Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local sites include the D River Wayside and Road’s End State Park. Call 503-8449571 Ext. 317 or register at Spring Whale Watching Week begins. For details, call 541-765-3407 or visit www.whalespoken. org.

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Retro fashion show to benefit CASA Phagans’ Cosmetology College will be the site Friday, March 21, for a retro fashion show to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Lincoln County. CASA works to advocate for children in foster care who have been abused or neglected. The mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and to promote and support quality volunteer representation for children, providing each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Set for 6:30 p.m. at 158 E. Olive St., in Newport, the benefit fashion show will feature models fitted and made up head to toe with looks dating as far back as the 1920s. “We will have 20 models and we’re going to design a retro look for them from the 1920s through

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the 1990s,” Mandy Venning of Phagans’ said. “Some of these students are so young, the 1990s is retro to them.” A silent auction will be held to sell items donated from businesses throughout the county. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

The annual gray whale migration north runs March 22-29, just in time for Whale Watching Week. The numbers of gray whales migrating north usually peak during the week. Nearly 160 gray whales pass along the Coast each day and whale watchers might see their 12-foot blow — or spout — from shore. Oregon State Park rangers and volunteers will be at Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay, just off Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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birds,” Irby said. “They often think it is food, but after the plastics fill their stomachs, they starve to death.” She said sea turtles mistake the plastic bags as jellyfish and eat the bags and die. “We also find marine life and sea birds that have been strangled from ropes and fish netting washed up along the beach,” she said. Irby said they also collect a variety of stuff that might surprise you. “We have found stoves, refrigerators, toilet seats, coolers with canned food from years ago still inside, and tons of flip-flops,” she said. SOLV volunteers found items washing ashore in Oregon following the Japanese tsunami in 2011. “From 2011 to 2013, we did see a lot of tsunami debris like Styrofoam, building materials, soccer balls, pieces of boats and even a large dock,” Irby said. “But the amount of tsunami debris has definitely decreased over the past several months.” The debris collected Saturday will be picked up by various garbage haulers and taken to landfills, but some of the debris will be recycled. A Bandon-based group is using the debris to make

FAST FACT Since the beach cleanups began in 1984, an estimated 220,000 volunteers have cleared an estimated 2.8 million pounds of debris from Oregon’s beaches. education art projects. “Last year, they took 7,500 pounds of the debris and created several art pieces that have been sent all over the country to sea world parks,” Irby said. Volunteers taking part in the cleanup will be provided gloves and bags from SOLV at the following regional starting points:

• D River Wayside • Roads End State Park S.W. 51st St. Taft • Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City (The casino will offer free breakfast for volunteers at 9:30 a.m.) • Neskowin Trading Company • Wi-Ne-Ma Wayside • Pelican Pub at Pacific City • Sand Lake • Gleneden Beach • Otter Rock/Devils Bunch Bowl • Beverly Beach State Park • Newport

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The evening performance series will open Tuesday, March 26, with Henrik Bothe. Born in Denmark, Bothe can tell jokes in four languages and has performed in all 50 states and 22 countries. One of the favorites from the 2012 festival, Heather Pearl, will perform on the Center stage on Wednesday, March 27. Pearl has

been entertaining audiences for the past 15 years. She has trained in physical theater and clown at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. Joe Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle and one of the stars from last year’s festival, will be the featured evening performer on Thursday, March 28. Black was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a

televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” On Friday, March 29, the featured illusionist will be Hart Keene, a veteran of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!” Keene has been performing his unique blend of magic and comedy in the Northwest for more than 12 years. The week will end Saturday, March 30, with an evening show with Danny Roberson, aka “Dan the Magic Man.” He has been

performing magic since he was 12. Roberson makes his own props, and can often be seen in Lincoln City disguised as a clown, a pirate or a stage manager. Audience participation is encouraged at each of the evening performances at the Center at 540 N.E. Highway 101. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with curtain at 6:30 p.m. and intermission at 7:15. Tickets are $5 adults, $4 age 6-18 and free for 5 and under. To purchase

Rejoice Together Pacific Baptist Church Lighting the way home

• Worshiping God • Following Jesus •Serving People Sunday School:

You are invited to

Faith Baptist Church

5750 North Hwy 101, Lincoln City (541) 994-9106 (North of Chinook Winds Golf Course)


Early Worship Services: 9 -10:30am Second Service: 10:45-12:15pm

9:00 am

Main Sermon: 10:30 am

(Activities for Children during both Services)


Pastor John Peters 6531 S.W. Galley Lincoln City 541-996-2171 Email the pastor at:

Other ministries: Christian Preschool and Kindergarten,  Small Group Bible Studies, Youth Group Activities for 7th – 12th grade, Men’s & Women’s Groups and many fellowship opportunities.

le Trivia Bib by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Jonathan in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who escaped Damascus when the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket? Naboth, David, Saul, Peter 3. From Luke 23, what does Pilate suggest be done to Jesus, that he be chastised and ...? Hung, Stoned, Crucified, Released 4. When Abraham dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, where did he sojourn? Gerar, Nimrod, Aj, Tarsus 5. From Genesis 41, what Egyptian woman was the wife of Joseph? Euodia, Syntyche, Asenath, Gomer 6. Whose mother-in-law was Naomi and sister-in-law, Ruth? Deborah, Orpah, Adah, Rizpah ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Saul; 3) Released; 4) Gerar; 5) Asenath; 6) Orpah Comments? More Trivia? Visit (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

tickets or learn more, call 541-9949994. The Cultural Center is also offering magic camps, held from 10 a.m. to noon daily from Tuesday, March 26, through Saturday, March 30. The five festival magicians will teach tricks to aspiring performers age 8 and up. The price, $15 per day, includes props. To register, or purchase tickets for any of the above, call 541-994-9994.


• Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. • Sunday Worship at 10:30 A.M. • Monday afternoon Lutheranism 101 2:00 P.M. • Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study 10:30 A.M.


Christ Centered, Bible Directed, Community Caring

Everyone is welcome!

St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church

Sunday Bible Study 9:30 AM Wednesday Men’s support 6 PM Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 10 AM Sunday Worship 11 AM and 6 PM

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Ester Lee Motel is now hiring for Front Dsk, Day & Night Shifts 30-32 hrs.

Now Hiring! Morning Prep Crew, Line Cook, Sous Chef, Bussers & Dishwasher at Kyllos Seafood & Grill. Flexible schedule a must. Drug Free company looking for dependable, hard working employees. Apply in person @ 1110 NW 1st Ct. Lincoln City

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DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-7725295.



Looking for someone to arrange/assist with lg 3 family garage/estate sale 541-996-6464 or 961-8875 keep trying Maintenance/Night Manager. 1bd apt incl. Apply in Person. 515 NW Inlet, Lincoln City Now hiring experienced log truck driver. We offer competitive wages. Call 994-5078

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No phone calls please. The Shearwater Inn (formerly the O’dysius) is located at 120 NW Inlet St. Across from Kyllo’s Restaurant. L52184

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Part-Time Help Wanted The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, a non-profit located in Garibaldi, is looking for a qualified individual to hire as an Administrative Assistant. This is a regular part-time position. More information is available at or contact Lisa at 503-322-2222 or The application deadline is April 4th.


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in busy rural health clinic located on the beautiful north Oregon coast. Master’s degree in Social Work with a current Oregon LCSW license required. Previous experience with crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy required. Prefer at least five years’ experience with behavioral health clients. Tillamook Regional Medical Center located in Tillamook, Oregon. Online applications and full job description at

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Public Works CLICK! Administrative Assistant Part-Time w/benefits $16.42/hr-$20.97/hr DOE Closing Date: 3/28/2014

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HUMAN SERVICES CASE MANAGER/BILINGUAL The Oregon Department of Human Services is recruiting for a Human Services Case Manager/ Bilingual (English/Spanish) position located in Newport, OR. This position is responsible for providing self-sufficiency focused case management services to initial applicants and ongoing participants of Oregon’s public assistance programs. Benefits include a competitive salary, leave accrual, family health plan and retirement. Please consider joining a team committed to providing exceptional services! Application instructions and a detailed job announcement are available at (refer to job code # DHS14-0358). This position closes (March 30, 2014). DHS is an AA/EOE. L52220

The Pelican in Pacific City Now Hiring!

Hosts Bussers Servers Expo Bartenders Cooks Dishwashers


MCMENAMINS LIGHTHOUSE is now hiring LINE COOKS! Qualified apps must have an open & flex sched including, days, eves, wknds and holidays. We are looking for applicants who have prev exp related exp and enjoy working in a busy customer service-oriented enviro. We are also willing to train! We offer opps for advancement and excellent benefits for eligible employees, including vision, med, chiro, dental and so much more! Please apply online 24/7 at or pick up a paper app at any McMenamins location. Mail to 430 N. Killingsworth, Portland OR, 97217 or fax: 503-221-8749. Call 503-952-0598 for info on other ways to apply. Please no phone calls or emails to individ locs! E.O.E.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law.

Lincoln City Police Department Entry Level Applicants Welcome Lateral Level Applicants Preferred Full-Time w/Benefits $22.49-$30.12/hr DOE Closing Date: 3/26/2014 Testing Dates: 4/11/2014 & 4/14/2014 Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. Go to for more information and to complete an application or contact Heather Arce-Torres, Human Resources Director, at 541-996-1201. Equal Opportunity Employer

Apartment Sale, 3 rms, freezer, furniture, deck items & misc 3/22 9-3 2173 NW Mast Pl #C


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Houses Furnished 1 bd manu. home $600 mo 1st/last + $200 dep. Part furn. w/d. Perfect for single person or couple. No pets/smkg. w/s/g paid. Avail 4/5 Drive by 255 SE Port Ave, LC 503-801-2904


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All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

LINCOLN CITY: 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath $1200.00 2 bed/ 1 bath $800.00

Dinner Cook Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay is looking for an experienced line cook with the desire to produce a high quality product and learn new skills. This position is full- time and offers advancement opportunities as well as an outstanding hourly wage. Please email your resume to or drop off at 279 NW Hwy 101, Depoe Bay. No phone calls please. L52205

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Download an application at: YourLittleBeachTown/, email, or stop by the Pelican in Pacific City. Pre-employment drug testing is required.



32nd Doll Show & Sale: Sat. 3/22, 10-4pm $4. Early bird sales 9am-10am admission $6. Kids 10 & under free. Polk Co Fairgrounds (Hwy 99W) Rickreall.120 sale tables. 503-581-1206

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Based at award-winning facilities along the spectacular Oregon Coast and picturesque Willamette Valley, Samaritan Health Services employees deliver outstanding care in a values-oriented environment with ongoing opportunities for continuing education and professional growth. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport currently have a variety of employment opportunities available, including but not limited to: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Anticoagulation Pharmacist C.N.A. Unit Aide/Tech Courier Motor Route Dietitian ER Tech III Housekeeper LPN Manager – Nursing ICU/CCU Manager – Pharmacy Medical Assistant (CMA/RMA) Medical Social Worker Occupational Therapist Patient Care Coordinator Phlebotomist Physical Therapist Registered Nurse – (Ambulatory Infusion,Ambulatory Surg, Emergency Svcs, Home Health, ICU/CCU, LDRP) Respiratory Therapist Supervisor – Health Information Mgmt Teacher and Teacher’s Aide Translator - Certified

Sign-on bonus and relocation assistance available for select positions. For information about these positions and other employment opportunities with Samaritan Health Services please visit our website employment or call 541.768.5441 EOE

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Houses Unfurnished REAL ESTATE 100 LINCOLN CITY, Inc. 2140-A NE Hwy 101, LC (541)994-9122 Apartments-Houses Now taking applications for all available units. List posted in our office. Stop by our office for current info. MondayFriday 9-5.

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289 Derik Rasmussen 407 Roy & Catherine Richey 608 Sean Sheridan Lighthouse101 4717 SW Highway 101 Lincoln City Or 97367 L-G05 Michele Kuhl L-G29 Rebecca Kari

By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: principal balance of $136,166.86 with interest thereon at the note rate of 4.150 percent per annum beginning 07/19/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorneys fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/ premiums, if applicable. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that the undersigned trustee will on June 17, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 o’clock, A.M. in accord with the standard of time established by ORS 187.110, at the following place: inside the main lobby located on the second floor of the Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 West Olive Street, in the City of Newport, County of Lincoln, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by grantor of the trust deed, together with any interest which the grantor or grantor’s successors in interest acquired after the execution of the trust deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses


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Hwy. 101 frontage in city ctr. Store on first floor, peak of ocean from upstairs apartment $250,000 1534 NW Hwy 101 Lincoln City

Room in Otis home. Share kitch call (541)994-9180 eves.



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Mobile/Manuf. Homes

2BD, 1BA $650mo 2148 NE 29th St, LC. Ready April 1st Call David 626-327-9069

FREE 49 ft. Mobile Hm was winterized by HUD has tires & ok hitch needs to be moved. 541-996-3801


RV Space Boiler Bay RV Park $375 per month incl: elect., water, garbage, sewer, showers & cable 541-765-2521


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Public Notices NG14-025 Public Auction April 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 541-996-3555 Lincoln City Storage 3796 SE Highway 101 Lincoln City Or 97367 663 Judy Saufl 282 Scott Pietsch



Mountain View 3bd/2ba Toledo home w/new custom kitchen, new flooring, vinyl windows, three acres, two large shops, covered porch & much more. MLS#14-534  $179,500 New Listing 3bd/2.5ba home w/ energy efficient features, vaulted ceiling, bonus room, close to outlet mall, post office & library.  MLS#14-515  $164,900

Palisades Condo 2bd/1ba home near beach and golf course, wooded setting, private deck, open kitchen, dining & living room, wall of windows. Must See!  MLS#14-343  $116,900



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DEVILS LAKE HOME – Main level master in this 3BD/2.5BA home features private patio and waterfall. Guest bath with sauna. Hand carved oak fireplace mantel. Call today for a full list of all the amenities in this beautiful lakefront home. $695,000 MLS# 14-525



NG14-019 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 7827.20539 Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Richard C. Vuylsteke and Patricia D. Vuylsteke, as tenants by the entirety, as grantor, to Ticor Title Insurance Company, as trustee, in favor of Eagle Home Mortgage LLC, as beneficiary, dated 09/21/07, recorded 09/27/07, in the mortgage records of Lincoln County, Oregon, as 200713867 and subsequently assigned to OneWest Bank, FSB by Assignment recorded as 2014-00702, covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: Lot 30, Foothills Addition to Roads End, County of Lincoln and State of Oregon. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1828 Northeast 71st Street Lincoln City, OR 97367 Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the real property to satisfy the obligations secured by the trust deed and a notice of default has been recorded pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3 The default for which foreclosure is made is grantor breach of the terms and conditions of the obligation secured by the deed of trust. The event of default under the note and deed of trust, pursuant to Section 9(b)(i) of the Deed of Trust, which provides that, “Lender may require immediate payment in full of all sums secured by this Security Instrument if... The property ceases to be the principal residence of a Borrower for reasons other than death and the Property is not the principal residence of at least one other Borrower.”. Default date of 08/19/2013 and pay the following sums: principal balance of $136,166.86 with accrued interest from 07/19/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/ premiums, if applicable.




SURFTIDES PLAZA CONDO – Protected ocean view from this furnished condo that has not been in rental pool for 40 years. Amenities include swimming pool, on-site management, and parking. Pets are welcome. $135,000 MLS# 14-482




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of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that for reinstatement or payoff quotes requested pursuant to ORS 86.757 and 86.759 must be timely communicated in a written request that complies with that statute addressed to the trustee’s “Urgent Request Desk” either by personal delivery to the trustee’s physical offices (call for address) or by first class, certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the trustee’s post office box address set forth in this notice. Due to potential conflicts with federal law, persons having no record legal or equitable interest in the subject property will only receive information concerning the lender’s estimated or actual bid. Lender bid information is also available at the trustee’s website, www. Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.753 has the right, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or trust deed, and in addition to paying said sums or tendering the performance necessary to cure the default, by paying all costs and

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INVITATION TO BID Category of Bid: Construction Bids Due: 2:00 p.m., April 8, 2014 The Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency hereby extends an invitation to qualified contractors to submit bids for the: DeLake District - S 1st Street Traffic Signal Replacement Project Sealed bids proposals for the construction of the Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency DeLake District S 1st Street Traffic Signal Replacement Project, Lincoln City, Oregon will be received at the Information Desk Counter at City Hall (Third Floor) 801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 until

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CREEK FRONT HOME $234,900 One level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1966 sq ft home on the creek front with 1.02 acre of land. Nice location with a fenced yard. MLS#: 14-497 H-388

LAKEFRONT HOME $365,000 Enjoy this cute, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1554 sq ft lakefront home with a garage and a large deck. Bank owned. MLS#: 14-502 F-390


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NEAR GOLF AND BEACH – Well OCEANVIEW WYCLIFF CONDO maintained 3BD/2BA home in Lincoln – Updated and light décor with new Palisades. Fenced yard landscaped appliances. 2BD/1BA, open floor plan for low maintenance. Living room with a wall of windows. Street level features gas fireplace. Kitchen and pet friendly. Suitable for full time includes pantry and all appliances. living or can be a vacation rental. $239,000 MLS# 14-580 $135,000 MLS# 14-539

VACATION RENTAL USE PRACTICAL & PRETTY BELLA PERMITTED – Waters Edge condos BEACH RENTAL – Just steps from located on the Bay Front in Taft. All the beach, this popular beach rental units have full kitchens, gas fireplaces with studio apartment over garage is and reasonable HOA fees. Call our fully furnished and ready to enjoy. office today for pricing and available Decks boast a fenced in hot tub and units. 541-994-5221, 1-800-733-2873 ocean view. Move in ready. 3 years or visit income information on file. MLS# 12-2040 $599,000 MLS# 14-119


WALDPORT BAYSHORE LOT – Panoramic ocean views above Tsunami zone in Bayshore. .36 acre, double lot. Septic approved, power and water at the street. $149,000 MLS# 14-256 IMPROVED LAKEVIEW EAGLE POINT LOT – Flat previously developed homesite consists of 3 small lots. Build one to three homes here or place your RV and save on Lincoln City system development charges. $75,000 MLS# 14-615


GC ZONED LOT – 70 X 130 lot is large enough to build a duplex, slopes down hill and utilities are at the street. Ocean view to the north. Broker owned. $40,000 MLS# 13-3151


Public Notices 2:00 p.m., prevailing local time on Bid opening date. Bid opening shall be held in the NW Conference Room of City Hall (Third Floor) and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. All interested parties are invited to attend. Subcontractor declarations must be delivered to Owner as above no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Bid opening. Bid Opening: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. A brief description of the scope of work is provided below: Remove and replace traffic signal Dewatering for pole footings Remove and replace concrete sidewalk and curb Install controller cabinets Bidding and Contract Documents are available from the Urban Renewal Office: Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency 801 SW Highway 101 (Third Floor) Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-996-1207 mailto:AlisonR@ NG14-023

1815 NW Highway 101 Lincoln City (541)994-7760 • (800)959-7760

No Application Fee Rents start at $575 1, 2, 3 bedroom units available Small pets allowed Washer & dryer hookups On-site laundry facilities Private patios Garages available Swimming pool Beautiful park setting on 5 wooded acres For more information call

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please contact: Breanon Miller Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 586-1900 Vuylsteke, Richard C. and Patricia D. (TS# 7827.20539) 1002.264331-File No.

OCEAN VIEW HOME $345,000 Ocean view, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2876 sq ft home in Roads End, with a daylight basement. Basement is ready for trim and floor coverings. MLS#: 14-496 H-387


GRACIOUS ONE LEVEL – Home features 3BD/2BA, formal living room & dining room plus family room with gas fireplace. Master bath has whirlpool tub plus shower and walk in closet. Fenced back yard enjoys ocean views. $298,000 MLS# 14-139


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SECLUDED INDIAN SHORES – SILETZ BAY AIRPORT HANGER – Approx. 45 wide by 37 deep. Door Spacious 4BD/3BA lake view home. opening is 10 high and 39 wide. Has Kitchen upgrades include granite concrete floor, office, hot and cold counters, new stainless appliances and water in the building. These hangers hardwood plank floors. New Milgard are rarely on the market. Land is leased windows and new roof in 2005. from the state of Oregon as a non$375,000 MLS# 14-562 commercial building site. $35,000 MLS# 14-546

expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and trust deed, together with trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amounts provided by said ORS 86.753. Requests from persons named in ORS 86.753 for reinstatement quotes received less than six days prior to the date set for the trustee’s sale will be honored only at the discretion of the beneficiary or if required by the terms of the loan documents. In construing this notice, the singular includes the plural, the word “grantor” includes any successor in interest to the grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said trust deed, and the words “trustee” and “beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www. and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www. northwesttrustee. com and For further information,


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On East Side of Lake beautiful views w/ lake & dock access. Double wide manfu. home. 185k 541-992-3617

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INVITATION TO BID Category of Bid: Construction Bids Due: 2:00 p.m., April 8, 2014 The Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency hereby extends an invitation to qualified contractors to submit bids for the: Nelscott District SW 35th Street Parking Lot Project Sealed bids proposals for the construction of the Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency Nelscott District SW 35th Street Parking Lot Project, Lincoln City, Oregon will be received at the Information Desk Counter at City Hall (Third Floor) 801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 until 2:00 p.m., prevailing local time on Bid opening date. Bid opening shall be held in the NW Conference Room of City Hall (Third Floor) and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. All interested parties are invited to attend. Subcontractor declarations must be delivered to Owner as above no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the Bid opening. Bid Opening: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. A brief description of the scope of work is provided below: Parking lot construction and paving, curbs, signage, stripping and storm drainage; Concrete sidewalk and wood walkway construction including reinforced concrete piers, reinforced concrete wall and footings; Parking lot landscaping and irrigation Installation of a monument sign; removal of pole mounted sign; Construction and installation of bench and planter Bidding and Contract Documents are available from the Urban Renewal Office: Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency 801 SW Highway 101 (Third Floor) Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-996-1207 mailto:AlisonR@ NG14-020 CIRCUIT COURT OF OREGON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, v. LORRAINE LYONS; AND PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY

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“motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within thirty days along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiffs 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 call the Oregon State Bars Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The object of the said action and the relief sought to be obtained therein is fully set forth in said complaint, and is briefly stated as follows: Foreclosure of a Deed of Trust/Mortgage Grantors:Lorraine Lyons Property address:805 N Sundown Drive, Otis, OR 97368 Publication: The News Guard DATED this 19th day of March, 2014. ( )Matt Booth, OSB #082663 Email: mbooth@ ( )Zachary Bryant, OSB #113409 Email: zbryant@ ( )Craig Peterson, OSB #120365 Email: cpeterson@

IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF OREGON: You are hereby required to appear and defend against the allegations contained in the Complaint filed against you in the above entitled proceeding within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this Summons upon you. If you fail to appear and defend this matter within thirty (30) days from the date of publication specified herein along with the required filing fee, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The first date of publication is March 19, 2014. NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a


Public Notices ( )Brandon Smith, OSB #124584 Email: bsmith@ Robinson Tait, P.S. Attorneys for Plaintiff Tel: (206) 676-9640 Fax: (206) 676-9659 NG14-021 LINCOLN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Lincoln County Public Works desires to enter into a contract with a qualified firm for the design and construction of an approximately 9,000 square foot office structure. This work requires the submittal of a proposal by a qualified CM/GC firm. All documents for this RFP and any addenda may be downloaded from the Lincoln County Public Works internet site. URL is: RFP_BIDS.html Lincoln County has purchased a structure previously known as the Curry Marine Building at 1211 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport, Oregon. The planned work includes the following: 1.) A contract with a qualified firm for Construction Management and General Construction services (CM/GC).

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2.) The re-modeled structure will be designed to utilize as much of the existing structure as possible. 3.) The new structure will house the OSU Extension Service and related offices. 4.) All permits, including a City of Newport, Oregon Building Permit, will be obtained by Lincoln County.

Estimated $950,000.

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Anticipated construction completion date is April 1, 2015 All proposers are encouraged to attend a site visit on March 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 PM, April 2, 2014, and will be opened and publicly read at that same day and time, in the Lincoln County Road Department Conference Room, 880 NE 7th Street, Newport, Oregon 97365. Direct questions to: James Buisman, P.E. Public Works Director Lincoln County Public Works, 880 NE 7th Street, Newport, Oregon 97365. 541-574-1212 No proposals shall be considered by Lincoln County unless the proposal contains the statement that the provisions required by ORS 279.350 concerning payment of the prevailing rate of wages shall be included in the contract. No proposal shall be considered by Lincoln County unless the Firm is registered with the Construction Contractors Board under ORS 701.055. Contractor must also certify that all subcontractors performing work under this contract will be registered with the Construction Contractors Board in accordance with ORS 701.035 through ORS 701.055 before the subcontractors commence work. O R E G O N P R E F E R E N C E Preference to goods or services that have been manufactured in this state shall be given in accordance with ORS 279.021 (1) and (2), and reciprocal preference requirements of ORS 279.029 (2) and (3) shall apply to the award of bids. Proposals must indicate whether submitting firm is an Oregon resident firm.

Each proposal must be individually sealed and directed to James Buisman at the Office of the Lincoln County Road Department, 880 NE 7th Street, Newport, Oregon 97365. Proposals must be clearly marked “PROPOSAL FOR CM/ GC SERVICES, CURRY BUILDING” The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive minor irregularities, and to award to the lowest responsible proposer. DATED: March 6, 2014 LINCOLN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Published: March 10, 2014 James H. Buisman, P.E. DJC ; News Times; News Guard Public Works Director NG14-022 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to ORS 477.250, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at the West Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry, 24533 Alsea Hwy in Philomath, Oregon, on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 3:00 PM., to receive from any interested persons suggestions, advice, objections or remonstrances to the proposed budget for the forest protection district. A copy of the tentative budget for the Forest

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Protection District may be inspected during normal working hours. To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, persons with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact the receptionist, at (541) 929-3266 at least two working days in advance of the scheduled hearing. O R E G O N DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY DOUG DECKER, STATE FORESTER

NG14-017 Notice to Interested Persons, In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Lincoln County, No. 140317;

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