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“It is a process,” he said. “The board is considering things like aeration or circulation. Those are two things we are looking at but have not decided on.” The DLWID board met Thursday, May 8, to review short and long-term lake health options “No one thing is going to cure Devils Lake,” Robertson said. “There are a lot of tough decisions for the board to make in the coming months and input from an informed

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public is always of benefit in the public process as the best decisions are made when we are all engaged and take the time to consider all the ramifications of our decisions.” During the May 8 meeting, Robertson outlined recommendations that include increased robust water quality monitoring, launching an aeration project, stepping up vegetation buffering along the rim of the lake, and


The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board will continSee LAKE, Page A7 ue its review of health improvements of Devils Lake in June.

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hile he proved himself to be a trooper, one culinary student discovered virtually before the ship had left the harbor that he best stay in the kitchen preparing the food rather than retrieving it. Seasickness aside -- and there was plenty to go around on a field trip aptly entitled “Fish, Filet, Feast” – 19 Taft High 7-12 students participated in a threehour morning ocean fishing expedition Tuesday, May 6, that proved to be an experience they won’t soon forget. Forget the octopus one student landed, the lone lingcod on the final cast for another, or the 78 rockfish netted. The single-semester science elective “Oregon Fish and Ocean Issues” for grades 9 through 12 attracted anglers of all abilities, experience and interests to Depoe Bay’s Dockside Charters, which provided the boat, Samson, its crew and various other amenities at reduced costs. “The goal was for students to experience first-hand the See FISHING, Page A3

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You might be surprised to learn who votes during the Primary Election in Lincoln County. “The demographics show the people that turn out are 40 years old and above,” Lincoln County Elections Director Dana Jenkins said. “These are people that are more settled in their jobs and their lives and not moving around as much as maybe younger folks aged 18 to 39. It is not as high a priority for the younger folks to vote.” Jenkins said there are

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Letter from China discovered at Lincoln City Beach Bottle from German captain found JEREMY C. RUARK

Jim and Brenda Barker of Cle Elum, Wash., have traveled to Lincoln City before, but the couple’s visit this time gave them an unusual overseas connection. The Barkers were getting ready for a walk along the beach Saturday evening, May 10, with Brenda’s sister and her husband when they made a very unusual discovery. “As we were getting ready for our walk, we noticed something bobbing in the surf,” Brenda said. “Jim reached down and

pulled out a large bottle from the surf. Inside was a letter.” Jim removed the cap on the bottle and read the letter. “It was written by Capt. W. Kaiser,” Brenda said. “He wrote he was on a voyage from Shanghai, China, to New York and had tossed the bottle with his letter off the ship on May 14, 2009.” Kaiser also wrote his ship was called the Düsseldorf Express and was part of a German shipping company. Kaiser requested anyone who might find the letter write back and tell where it was found and the circumstances. “It was pretty cool,” Brenda said. Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau’s Public Relations Coordinator Scott Humpert said

discovering a letter in bottle at the local beach is quite a find. “It is definitely unusual,” he said. “It has happened before, but we don’t hear about it that often. It is probably not as common a find as it was 50 years ago.” The Barkers said they are keeping the letter and the bottle and they will write to Kaiser. “We will send him a letter and a post card from Lincoln City telling how we discovered his letter in a bottle,” Brenda said.

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he said. “No one is talking about radical changes. I keep hearing dire consequences. I haven’t heard any word from council or staff that would do that.” Councilor Roger Sprague asked that the Council take out any references in the ordinance to multiple ownerships

of VRDs. “I want us to pull the ownership limitation portion,” he said. “I don’t think ownership has anything to do with health and safety. We need to discuss the ownership issue further.” The Council voted to take out the ownership language and has yet to deliberate on recommendations about how many VRDs can be owned by one person and how many days a VRD can be rented. The Council also heard presentations from Pac West Ambulance and about The American Red Cross representatives on services provided and from The Lincoln County Council of Governments on May as Older Americans Month.


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The Lincoln City City Council on May 12 approved a $20,000 grant to help launch an excavation for what local historian Bob Ward believes are the remains of a 16th century ship that sank at the mouth of the Salmon River. But before the Council acted on the funding recommendation from the Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau, Salmon River resident Frank Boyden expressed his concerns about the project attracting the public and disrupting the livability of the area. “The impact on area residents is tremendous,” said Boyden. “I urge that a very specific plan be brought to you by Mr. Ward and evaluated by professionals.” Ward told the Council he is working to prevent public intrusion of the site. He said the dig area is not designed to be flooded with people during the event. “There are people who live in this area because they enjoy the solitude and it would be a shame if they are disrupted,” he said. “It would be better for the public not to go out to the site during the excavation, but to wait and see the results and enjoy the long term benefits.” Ward plans a meeting with the local neighborhood group June 6 to outline the steps he has taken to protect the area during the excavation. He hopes to start the excavation in July. The Council also approved health and safety standards for vacational rental dwellings (VRDs). They include occupancy standards to be the same as what the state uniform housing code and the Oregon structural specialty code require which is a maximum of 16 people and five bedrooms; a requirement that bedrooms have two ways out; stair cases are more than 30 inches above the floor; hand railings and guard rails that apply to current code or the code at the time the dwelling was built, or have a maximum of nine inch spacing; breaker boxes that are clear of obstructions; rooms for sleeping and

Local historian Bob Ward hopes to launch an excavation at the mouth of the Salmon River in July to search for what he believes is a sunken 16th century ship.

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Oregon’s marine waters are home to many different species of groundfish or bottomfish, including lingcod, sablefish, cabezon, rockfishes, greenlings, and many species of flatfishes, sharks and skates. Sport fishing is a quintessential experience for generations of Oregonians. Each year, sport saltwater fishing and shellfishing contribute $200 million to the natural-resource-based economy of coastal communities. Anglers make about 150,000 saltwater fishing trips each year in Oregon. The Marine Resources Program (MRP) of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages Oregon’s ocean sport fisheries, in collaboration with state, regional, federal and international partners, balancing fishing opportunity with conservation so that current and future Oregonians will be able to enjoy the ocean’s bounty. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to harvest Oregon’s finfish and shellfish, both from shore and on the water. More people fish for bottomfish than any other category of saltwater fish in Oregon. Bottomfish are usually the target of an angler’s first saltwater fishing experience and often it’s not just the fish that get hooked. Bottomfish is a general term for fish found mostly around rocky reefs, headlands and offshore pinnacles. Fishing for them is simply a matter of finding the rocky habitat the fish favor and bouncing bait of sand shrimp, squid or herring off the bottom. Black rockfish are the backbone of the Oregon sport bottomfish fishery, making up approximately 72 percent of Oregon’s sport groundfish landings: nearly 186,000 fish in 2011. Bottomfishing is an important component to Oregon’s charterboat fleet offerings because it provides consistent, year-round opportunity for charter-boat customers. Anglers fishing from charter boats accounted for about 60 percent of the sport bottomfish catch in 2012. More than 82 species of groundfish are listed as part of the federal groundfish fishery management. MRP biologists and fishery managers must take each species into consideration when planning seasons and harvests. Several of these species have federal restrictions on their harvest that limit bottomfishing in Oregon. For further information, contact Lynn Mattes at 541-867-0300 ext. 237 or at


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‘full circle’ of local native fish: that is from shining sea to shiny white ceramic dinner plate and everything in between,” course instructor Avery Marvin said of the “Fish Filet and Feast” experience that combined charter fishing in the morning with filleting, anatomy and cooking lessons in the afternoon. Ocean Fish is a comprehensive, hands-on course focusing on native Oregon fresh and saltwater fish such as salmon, trout and rockfish. “It’s teaching us not just about fish in Oregon, but the ecosystem in which we live in and how we can preserve it,” sophomore Justin Delfin said. The class begins with a broad scale study of the ocean biome, and ends with investigations of coastal ecosystems in the students’ backyard of the majestic Pacific Ocean. With assistance from captain and boat owner Lars Robison, deckmate Dave Peterson and Dockside owners

Loren and Dorinda Goddard, students were chaperoned by Taft Principal Majalise Tolan, Toledo High School Principal Paul Tucker, Taft Athletic Director Tim Dressler and parent/coach Bill Stempel on a three-hour venture that left port at 8 a.m. Englund Marine in Newport donated the tackle. By the end of the day, students made fish tacos under the direction of Chinook Winds Casino Resort Executive Chef Jack Strong. More important, students learned how big the ocean is, how forceful and powerful its waves and waters can be, and how huge the volume of life it supports. “We got to see the different styles of fish and the different ways to catch them, where they live, the habitat they live in and how we have to keep the ocean clean,” said sophomore Kia Chesnut, who was making her first ocean fishing excursion. “It’s kind of like an environment class.” Normally five-hours in duration, the trip [regularly priced at $75] was scaled down for the students. However, nothing was saved or sacrificed on the

wealth of knowledge they absorbed. “We like to take out kids because they’re the future fishermen, but also they can see what really goes on in the ocean,” guide Robison, also a Dockside Charters owner, said. “I don’t think the books that are in high schools really explain it very well for the local area. It’s nothing like a hands-on deal like this.” Fishing for the first time in the ocean, student Micah Morgan said he found the expedition very much to his liking. “We’re learning about the habitat and how to help the habitat since there’s a lot of pollution in our oceans and rivers,” he said. “Lately, we’ve been studying the anatomy of fish. This gives us a good ocean experience. It’s definitely the coolest field trip I’ve been on.” Chester Parker, fishing the ocean for the first time, came to an immediate conclusion about sport fishing on the ocean compared to recreational angling on rivers, lakes and streams. “You have to have better balance,” he said, “and your stomach has to tolerate it a little more.” Fishing for the first time anywhere or

anytime, Randy Hurd described the trip as “kind of bumpy.” He netted his first fish, however. MacKenzie Markham, fishing the ocean for the first time, said she focused on not getting sick in the choppy waters. She wound up catching a sea creature with tentacles and eight legs. “I was definitely not expecting to catch an octopus, so it’s kind of exciting,” she said. “I thought coming out of the water it was going to be a big fish, and then I saw it was orange and I was like, ‘Oh my, God!’” Freshman Jordan Nelson got the last laugh – and biggest fish -- after losing a big one on a previous cast. She caught the day’s only lingcod on the final drop to the bottom. No one was as enthused by the end of the day as instructor Marvin, however. “This field trip is a dream come true for me,” she said. “I am so grateful for all of the community organizations that came together to make this amazing ocean experience a reality for 19 high school students, many of whom had never fished or been out on the ocean before.”

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“Where is the Connie Hansen Garden?” “Is there a golf course nearby?” “This morning, that bay was full of water. Now it’s empty. What gives?” Tourists ask all kinds of questions when they visit Lincoln City. Front-line staff, not to mention managers and small business owners, not only have to know their own business and duties – they also have to be experts about myriad attractions, events and businesses. The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Visitor and Convention Bureau and our crew here at the OCCC Small Business Development Center, have created an event designed to help us all learn more about the community we love. Appropriately enough, we’ve dubbed the inaugural event “Love Your Lincoln.” Scheduled next Thursday, May 22, the event will feature a free morning customer service training session, which (believe it or not) will be lively and entertaining, featuring a number of presentations about local attractions and activities. Later that evening, attendees will be invited back for a pizza party, featuring a live trivia contest. Admission to the party is free to anyone who attends the morning session, or $5 otherwise. The trivia teams will be comprised of contestants who register for the

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Something for everyone This fun, free event will be valuable for front-line employees, servers, managers – anyone interacting with the public. Everyone who attends will receive a powerful professional development workshop they can list on their resumés. Lincoln City is a vibrant, ever-changing place, and it’s hard for any one person to stay up to speed on the various attractions, activities and destinations found here. This event will help catch you up on the latest developments. The event is also designed to help our local businesses increase sales by providing our visitors with better service. Providing accurate, helpful and timely responses to visitors’ questions can be a big part of that.

Advertising for businesses We appreciate that sending staff to an off-site training event isn’t free, and it’s a brief interruption in a busy week. To thank businesses for making this investment of time in their staff, the VCB is sponsoring advertising

this spring and next fall specifically designed to promote the businesses that participate in this event. These ads, in print and online, are free to these businesses, but will highlight them as dedicated to providing excellent customer service. In addition, Yaquina Bay Communications, parent of stations such as KBCH and KCRF, will donate $1,000 in advertising to one of the businesses represented at the event. Roger Robertson, of KBCH, says that for every employee that shows up to the morning session, the employer will receive another raffle ticket. The more staffers sent, the better your odds. Along with presentations from experts on local attractions, the morning session will feature a presentation on excellence in customer service by Chris Waugh. The morning session runs from 9:30 am to Noon, with doors opening at 9 am. The pizza party runs from 6 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free for those who attend the morning session, or $5 otherwise. Cold beer will be available at a no-host bar. Love Your Lincoln will take place Thursday, May 22 at the Cultural Center. For more information, call 541-994-4166. Participants must pre-register. To reserve your spot, and to be eligible for the free VCBsponsored promotions and the radio advertising, visit lincoln. Dave Price is the Director of Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center. He can be reached at dave.price@

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event during the morning session. The contest will feature cash prizes of $100 each for members of the winning team, and prizes for those in second place. Both events will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, at 540 NE Hwy. 101.

After reviewing the city budget, here are a few facts: The transient room tax, which was approved by the voters and is dedicated for streets only, generated $3,816,509 over the past four years (this includes the estimated amounts for 2014/15 and Roads End). Funds spent over that same period of time for street resurfacing amounts to only $1,012,936. This means that the city only spent 26.5% of the actual revenue on overlaying asphalt on streets. If you want a real road experience, drive down Bard Road, a city street. When you read the city manager’s budget message you find that he wants more tax money. Here is what he is suggesting to the city council. . a 4% water and sewer increase . increasing occupation tax 10%, plus a 10% increase for each employee over three . a new franchise tax of 5% for sewer and water users for use of public street right-of-ways . a storm water charge of $5.00 per month per customer for users of sewer and water . an increase in property tax of 15 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value. This would require voter approval. This is the same city manager that added 30 employees and increased salaries and benefits by $4,760,932, a 62% increase, during the recession. This city council has

not made any effort to control costs and have failed the taxpayers of this city. There are four council members up for election in November. This city needs responsible people. Vote. Jerry Warner Lincoln City

Part-time county commission? The idea of a part-time Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was a topic at a recent candidate forum. As a candidate running for one of the open seats on the commission in this election, I had brought up the issue in response to an audience question on commissioner salary and benefits. As I noted at the time, if the three county commissioners are getting paid a total of nearly $360,000 per year in salary and benefits and the county budget is tight on other issues, as a commissioner I’d want to at least start having that discussion on the issue both within the county organization as well as with citizens and constituents. A part-time county commission would handle policy, budget, and other issues, similar to a city council. And, similar to a city manager, there would be a salaried county administrator handling administrative and other management functions. The commission would serve without salary but could receive a small stipend, which is done in this type of structure. And

corresponding savings of around $125,000 or more per year could be put in reserve or used to restore previous reductions in essential public services, which is in furtherance of the county mission statement. Elected officials should be willing to challenge and constantly improve on the status quo. The idea of a part-time county commission is just one of a number of things that could be considered along those lines. And, ultimately, it is an option that could be taken to the voters. David N. Allen Newport

Great place to live Thank you Lincoln City for supporting Christmas Cottage for 40 years and those who came to my surprise anniversary party on May 6th. A very special thank-you to my husband, Bob Gibson, Santa’s perfect elves Erin, Martha, Donna and Tami and the many businesses in town who displayed their greetings to me on their reader boards. Where else would that kind of support be but in Lincoln City. I truly appreciate the many beautiful cards, flowers, gifts and greetings I’ve received. You have made my retail profession joyful and satisfying. You have made this the perfect place for me to live my life. Now, on to the 41st year! Barbe Jenkins-Gibson, Owner Christmas Cottage Nelscott Strip

Anderson for Commissioner I support Dick Anderson for Lincoln County Commissioner. Dick is a valuable resource for problem solving as mayor of Lincoln City. I’ve gone to him on numerous occasions for help to make informed decisions about local services. I’ve always received objective, pertinent information that empowered me to make good choices for me and my family. I appreciate Dick’s approach of “fresh eyes” in addressing the business of Lincoln City. He listens to all sides in a dispute. He asks useful questions to help people find resolution. He demonstrates genuine respect for all participants at city council. I feel he will bring that same high quality of leadership, and effective action to the Board of Commissioners. Our city is better for Dick’s stewardship. Dick’s focus on the wider issues of Lincoln County will bring better times for all residents. Cathleen Shea Lincoln City

Teacher appreciation The Lincoln City Chamber Ambassadors want to thank Kenny’s IGA, Price ‘n’ Pride, and Grocery Outlet for providing apples that were distributed to teachers in Lincoln City the week of May 5. The second full week of

A Moment in History A collection of Japanese glass fishing floats that washed up on Oregon shores after traveling for years across the Pacific Ocean. In the 1930s and 1940s, around the time this photo was taken, large collections of this kind were not unusual. 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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May is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to thank these grocers for making it possible for us to hand out apples to the teachers to express our community’s appreciation for all they do. Susan Wahlke Lincoln City

Celebrating hospital workers Each May, hospitals across the nation celebrate the collective efforts of their health care teams. At Samaritan Health Services, we are proud to care for the communities we serve and highly value all of the team members that make it possible to achieve our health care mission of building healthier communities together. Without question, our employees help make Samaritan Health Services a wonderful place to work, and perhaps more importantly, a trusted community provider of essential health care. And so it is with much pride that during Hospital Week, we take a moment to thank our employees, who exemplify integrity, service and compassion in caring for our community. Marty Cahill, CEO Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Lesley Ogden, MD, COO Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Larry A. Mullins, DHA CEO/President of Samaritan Health Services


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Mini stroke: A vague term with multiple meanings By Richard Lafrance, MD You may have heard a friend or a family member, or even a doctor, use the term mini-stroke, as in “The doctor said Grandpa might have had a few mini strokes.” This is a very imprecise term, and it fails to convey clear information about a variety of conditions, which I will attempt to clarify here. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, due to a blood clot, narrowing or pinching off of an artery to the brain. Symptoms can include facial droop, numbness, vision problems or changes, trouble walking, dizziness and garbled or confused speech. Time is of the essence to avoid significant brain damage or death. If you suspect you or a loved one is having a stroke, call 911 immediately. The term mini-stroke generally refers to one of the following: • Transient ischemic attack: Classic stroke symptoms occur, such as those mentioned above, yet symptoms resolve within minutes and no tissue

damage happens in the brain. One third of patients who experience a transient ischemic attack go on to have a full-fledged stroke. It could happen in a matter of months, or in a matter of hours, and medical intervention could prevent debilitation or death. Never wait to determine whether it’s just a transient ischemic attack. Call 911. Time lost is brain lost. • A “small” stroke affecting only a small area of the brain: Symptoms of stroke might not be noticed during this relatively minor event and only a small amount of tissue damage occurs. The damage is minimal and affects an area of the brain for which the body is able to compensate. • A clinically silent stroke: The classic signs of stroke are not noticed, but significant damage occurs in the brain’s frontal lobe, which governs thinking and personality. Family members and friends may notice changes in personality or ability to think, which they chalk up to age, stress or other factors. The term mini stroke is sometimes used when talking about a patient who shows signs of vascular dementia

similar to Alzheimer’s symptoms, such as problems with memory, trouble thinking and impaired coordination or balance. In a situation like this, it is possible the person has experienced a number of clinically-silent strokes, and the effects have added up. In any case, when you hear the term mini stroke applied to a loved one or yourself, you should seek medical care to identify any narrowed or clogged arteries, treat high blood pressure and address high cholesterol with statin therapy. In this way, you can greatly decrease the chances of a debilitating stroke. Richard Lafrance, MD, is the medical director of Samaritan Stroke Services, a program housed at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center which provides comprehensive, coordinated stroke care to the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon coast. For more information on signs, symptoms and what to do if a stroke occurs, visit

Grilled foods: Tips to avoid cancer risks While grilling foods can be a fun warm-weather activity, there is evidence that some barbecued foods may pose a cancer risk. Fortunately, by following these guidelines, grilled foods can be safe to enjoy in moderation:

Choose wisely • Choose lean cuts of meat such as chicken breast, fish and beef (at least 93 percent lean), as these create less drippings and smoke.

Limit grilling time • Pre-cook meat and fish in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds on high and discard any juices before grilling. This will cause less smoke flare-ups, limiting exposure to cancer-causing agents. • Choose smaller cuts of meats, like kebabs, as they take less time to cook. • Always thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator or microwave before grilling.

• Choose unprocessed meats over processed meats such as kielbasa, sausage and hot dogs. Processed meats already contain other types of harmful carcinogens even before grilling.

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• Keep food at least six inches from heat source.

• Trim all excess fat and remove skin.

• Avoid charring or overcooking meats.

• Marinating chicken, fish and meat has been shown to reduce levels of cancer-causing compounds formed when grilling. Choose marinades that are thinner and contain vinegar and/or lemon. Thicker marinades with honey or sugar can cause the meat to char.

By following the above tips, you’ll enjoy grilling this season knowing you’ll be eating foods prepared with your best health in mind.

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“When it’s not a presidential election, many voters young and old don’t turn out,” he said. Jenkins said interest in the two Lincoln County Commission races has sparked some voter interest in the primary. He said participation increased when Oregon moved to vote by mail in 1987 for special elections and later for primary and general elections. But Jenkins said there is a segment of people who believe their vote doesn’t count and do not cast their ballots. “But there are many examples that a ballot measure or a candidate has been elected by one or two votes,” Jenkins said. “We always say all votes definitely do count.

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Safety Booth Dedication

That’s the way the democratic process works. If you don’t vote, then you don’t have a say in what happens. Your choice does count.” Jenkins is urging voters to drop off ballots at one of the numerous boxes around the county after May 14 instead of mailing in the ballot. “Since the mail service mail processing plant in Salem closed last summer, all mail in Lincoln County goes through Portland and takes a day or two longer to arrive,” Jenkins said. As of Monday, May 12, voter turnout in the county was at 17 percent, about normal, Jenkins said.

USCG Auxiliary District Commodore Dean Wimer (center) welcomes the boating community to the new Depoe Bay safety booth dedicated May 10 flanked by (L to R) Bayside Chapel Pastor Mark Scott, USCG BM2 Anthony Kopshever, USCG Station Depoe Bay Senior Chief David Pierias, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 53 Commander Dorothy Bishop, Depoe Bay Mayor A.J. Matilla and Flotilla 53 Staff Officer Tom Murphy. Several businesses and individuals helped the City of Depoe Bay, the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, USCG Station Depoe Bay and USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 53 construct the free-standing structure.

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Obituaries Douglas Gene Hardy passed away after a lengthly illness at home in Otis on May 5, 2014. He was born on the family homestead in Lebanon, Or. on May 16, 1929 to George Leroy and Eunice Lucille (Nelson) Hardy. Doug will be remembered as the owner/ operator, along with his wife Judy, of the Hilltop Inn for many years until his illness made it necessary to close the restaurant. He is survived by his wife Judy of Otis, daughters Elaine Macko and April (Ken) Mederios of Elk Grove, Ca. Step children Dawn Lafreeda, San Antonio, Tx, Kathy Lafreeda, Lake Forrest, Ca., Robert (Frances) Lafreeda, Orange, Ca. He also leaves 5 grandchildren and brothers Jim Hardy, San Louis Obispo, Ca., George ( Judy) Hardy, Lakewood, Ca. and Michael (Sharon) Lorio of Palm Bay, Fl. There will be a private interment at Pacific View Memorial Gardens.

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June 5, 1946 - April 23, 2014 David Currey spent his youth with his grandparents on their farm in Colorado. When he graduated from high school he enlisted in the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force as a full Colonel. He drove a taxi in Lincoln City for a number of years. David had a general contractors license and did a lot of maintenance for in Lincoln City and Newport. He was a staunch supporter of Meals on Wheels, the Fire Department, Women’s Shelter and the Backpack Food Program for school children in Lincoln City and Newport. He tutored children at Cherry Hill where he lived. He used computers that people gave him to help children do their school work. David was highly involved in the Oddfellows and Rebekahs. He was a Past Noble Grand of both Seafoam #250 and Ocean #54. He was an Associate of the Sheridan Oddfellows, as well as being an installed officer of the State Oddfellows Lodge. David had Fellowship Degree & Legion of Moose in the Moose Lodge. There will be a memorial service on May 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall on Oar Street in Lincoln City.

Margaret E Disbrow, 92 Decorated World War II Veteran and nurse of 52 years. Margaret E. Disbrow, long time resident of Lincoln City, OR. passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 after a long battle with dementia. The former daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Braucher of North Canton, Ohio, she was a member of the class of 1940 at North Canton High School and went on to attain a nursing degree from Altman Hospital in Canton, Ohio in 1943. From there she enlisted in the Army and met her beloved husband Miles L. Disbrow of 49 years at the 94th field hospital training facility at Sioux Falls and became a nurse in World War II on Saipan. Miles proceeded her in death in 1993. After the war Margaret continued her nursing career in the area closest to her heart in maternity where she helped deliver thousands of babies in her 52 years as a registered nurse. After her beloved Miles passed away Margaret moved to Lincoln City

where she continued to volunteer her nursing skills at the Senior Center as well as serving as an officer for many years. She was also an active member of the Women’s fellowship at the Congregational Church. In 2005 Margaret marched with Women Veterans in Washington D.C. to the dedication of the Women’s Memorial and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Margaret, who never met a stranger was loved and admired by everyone fortunate enough to have met her. Her warm and bubbly personality was captivating and she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Margaret’s passions included swimming, the San Francisco 49ers, walking on the beach and her unsurpassed collection of Giraffe memorabilia. She is survived by her brothers William Braucher of Tucson, AZ, Thomas Braucher of Phoenix, AZ, her daughters Diane Disbrow of Los Gatos, CA, Cynthia Burke of Cedarville, IL, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her eldest daughter Nancy Thompson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Signature Hospice

of Oregon. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held Saturday, May 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th Street, Lincoln City, OR.

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13:16 Addam Angiano, born 1995, was arrested on Lincoln County misdemeanor warrant for FTA and Multnomah County misdemeanor warrant for larceny after attempting to evade a Police Officer at the Outlet Mall. Angiano was transported to Lincoln County Jail. 16:35 Donald Hassett, born 1978, and Scieler Xzerin-Hassett, born 1973, were taken into custody for shoplifting from Safeway. Xzerin-Hassett was cited and released for theft 2, Hassett was taken into custody for conspiracy to commit theft 2 and failure to register. Hassett was transported to the Police Department. 23:23 Jodi Hecht, born 1988, was arrested for possession of heroin after a 911 call requested officers for a female under the influence that was going to harm another female. Hecht was later transport to Lincoln County Jail.

Wednesday, May 7

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born 1989, was arrested for violation of a protection order and transported to the Police Department after complaints of yelling in a room and the parking lot of the Coho Inn. Shoulders was later transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Friday, May 9

00:28 Dawn Schmidt, born 1973, was arrested on LCSO warrant and transported to Lincoln County Jail. 17:26 Caller reports that he came home to find that his house had been forced open at 1245 NW Harbor Ave. 20:42 Kathleen Martin, born 1957, was arrested for trespassing at Chinook Winds, she was cited and released from the Police Department.

Saturday, May 10

07:57 Caller reported that a vehicle had windows broken and items stolen from the Best Western Parking lot during the night. 19:18 Shanda Glenn, born 1974, was arrested for causing a disturbance at 95 SW Hwy 101. She was cited and released.

Sunday, May 11

14:40 Extra patrols were requested near St. James Episcopal due to signs of recent campfires in the area near the ravine. 15:14 Jennifer Cole, born

1975, called to turn herself in on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear from Benton County WA. She was taken into custody and transported to Lincoln County Jail. 18:13 Caller from the North Shell reports drive-off of $15 worth of gasoline.

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convincing lake residents to discontinue use of lawn fertilizers. “Most importantly we need to move ahead with sewering the lake and establishing an inspection system,” he said. Robertson said costs for sewering are coming down and the City is a ready and motivated partner. “So it is my hope that we achieve this goal while working on other longterm solutions such as revegeating our shoreline and decreasing stormwater runoff. All of these are in the Devils Lake Plan adopted in 2011.” Robertson also said the lake level should remain

as is. “Maintain the use of the water right at the District’s existing policy from June 15 to Oct 15 until the modeling efforts are completed at which time the District should make permanent a decision about its use or return the lake to its natural hydrology to increase the flushing of the lake,” he said. Board Chair Brian Green said the lake level has been a topic of discussion at all the board meetings since the decision was made to lower the lake over a year ago. “Science tells us that lowering the lake would prevent wetlands from being inundated and allow shoreline vegetation to move toward the lake,” he said. “The vegetation

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appointments. There are a variety of passengers. It is a very promising start.” Transit figures show 190 passengers took the Connector in March and 205 rode the buses in April. The transit service was launched the first week of March as a 16-month demonstration project coordinated through the Northwest Oregon Transit Alliance North by Northwest Connector program partnership with Lincoln, Tillamook, Clatsop, Clackamas and Benton counties. While Lincoln County Transit was unable to provide buses and drivers for the project, the Tillamook Transportation District was able to. “We have had demand for bus service to the Willamette Valley from Lincoln City,” said Lincoln County Transit Program Director Cynda Bruce. “People want reliable transportation to medical appointments, government offices such as Social Security and Amtrak.” The Connector offers three weekly round trips from Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City to the Spirit Mountain

Casino in Grand Ronde that connect to Salem through the Salem Cherriots Transit system and to McMinnville through Yamhill County Transit. Three weekend round trips take passengers to the Amtrak and Greyhound stations in Salem. The buses leave at 7:35 a.m., 1:35 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. during the week and depart at 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6:20 p.m. on weekends. Passengers are charged $3 one way to Grand Ronde, and $6 one way to Salem, McMinnville, Hillsboro and Tigard. “We believe at this time this new transit service is meeting some needs, but we are also discovering a need to start earlier and operate buses later in the

helps reduce the nutrients in the lake.” Several lake residents have been pressing the board to raise the lake level. “I am actually developing new information that could effect our decision to lower the lake,” Green said. The board is expected to discuss the lake level at its June meeting. Board vice chair David Skirvan urged Robertson to present timelines for his recommendations. “I think we should have an understanding immediately what monitoring we will do this summer and do that immediately,” he said. “Help us understand aeration and circulation and if that’s important let’s get it going.”

But Board member Kip Ward voiced his concerns about aeration. “I am suspicious of aeration,” he said. “I would like to see more workshops, perhaps one a month, to look for more solutions and help educate the community.” Board member Randy Weldon was concerned about the cost. “I am a little uncomfortable with spending our whole bank account on something that may not work with aeration,” he said. Weldon wants the board to work with lake residents to develop a ban on fertilizers. “Have people sign up saying they won’t use fertilizers,” he said. Green said dredging

the lake should not be an option. “Dredging generally is not effective and it is cost prohibitive,” he said. “It’s over $10 million. We need to cross dredging off the list.” On May 9, the DLWID Budget Committee met and approved funding for lake health projects. (Read the full report at The committee is recommending $300,000 for lake treatment which would include lake monitoring and modeling for hydrology, temperature, and nutrients; $100,000 for materials and supplies; and $400,00 for harmful algal bloom management. The DLWID board will hold a public budget meeting in June to review

Monday, May 12

15:41 Shanda Glenn, born 1974, was arrested and transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for evaluation after she was found screaming and yelling.

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Tuesday, May 6

17:22 Officers responded to a report of a suspicious act at NW Logan Rd & NE Williams Ct. in Lincoln City. 08:44 Officers responded to an animal complaint at 1501 SE Oar Ave. in Lincoln City.

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16:54 Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at 40 Terry Ct. in Gleneden Beach.

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evening,” Pilant said. “Part of the pilot project is to figure those things out and to make adjustments to make this a more viable option for more people.” Pilant said the pilot project partners will consider service adjustments and the impact the adjustments might have before making any changes to the transit service. “I use the Connector to drop me at the newly combined Salem Amtrak and Greyhound stations, “ Lincoln City resident Brenda Scotton said. “This new depot arrangement enables passengers to catch trains or buses up and down the valley frequently. I make a weekly trip to Eugene.” Pilant said the Connector is a way to rekindle what Greyhound and other commercial bus services used to offer. “It is similar to the old commercial bus runs,” he said. “And that is exactly what we are trying to accomplish.” The bus service is funded through an Oregon Department of Transportation intercity grant, matching grants from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Siletz and bus boarding fees.

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Lupo outlines priorities as new Taft Elementary principal JEREMY C. RUARK

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Improving students’ math and reading ability will be among Nick Lupo’s top priorities as newly named principal of Taft Elementary School. Lupo, 32, was assistant principal at Taft High 7-12 for the past year. He will replace Chris Sullivan, who is leaving for a position out of state, on July 1. “We will work to boost the students’ testing scores by working with the students multiple times a day, focusing on reading, writing and math,” he said. “But we won’t eliminate the extracurricular classes like music

and physical education. We want a good balance.” Lupo said physical education and music will be taught at Taft and Oceanlake elementary schools on a rotating basis next year, which should allow teachers more prep time and to spend more time with students. Sixth-graders with also have the opportunity to work in the band class at Taft High 7-12. Lupo said he recognizes the need to provide students at Taft with the services they need for a quality education. “We want to make sure each student has a safe environment during the six hours that they are with us

at the school, and that includes breakfast and lunch,” he said. “I will also be supporting the after-school program.” Lupo doesn’t officially start as Taft’s new principal until July 1, but he plans to spend time at the school this month to help make a smooth transition. “In the next several weeks, I will try to make appearances at the school, maybe even sub a class here and there, to make a smooth transition,” he said. Lincoln County School District Superintendent Tom Rinearson announced Lupo’s selection to the school staff on May 7, commenting on his proven lead-

ership skills. In a message to all district employees May 6, District Human Resources Director Chelsi Sholty praised Lupo as an administrator who is passionate about increasing student achievement. “I would like to thank Lincoln County School District for the opportunity to be the next principal of Taft Elementary,” Lupo said. “I have been working toward creating a great relationship with the staff, parents and students of Taft 7-12, and I hope to do the same at Taft Elementary.” Lupo was one of 39 applicants for the opening, and among seven individuals to be interviewed. He is now

working with Sullivan to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Sullivan has served at Taft Elementary for the past two years. Lupo joined the administrative team at Taft High in August 2013, after more than seven years with the Estacada School District. While with Estacada, he taught high school advanced mathematics, served as mathematics department chair, coached girls and boys basketball, and assisted coaching for varsity football. He served his one-year administrative internship at Estacada High School. Lupo and his wife have a 4-year old daughter and twin boys, 2 1/2 years old.

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Workers have spent the last couple of weeks resurfacing, repainting and resealing part of the Lincoln City Skate Park as part of a cooperative effort between the City and Dreamland Skateparks. The closed portion of the park, once rated among the top 10 in the world by the Wall Street Journal, is expected to reopen soon.

Family Promise launches homeless services program JEREMY C. RUARK

A program to help Lincoln County homeless families with shelter and social services has started in Lincoln City. Family Promise of Lincoln County, a nonprofit organization, is partnering with area churches to offer shelter and meals. “It has been essential to the Family Promise mission to have the congregations step up to help,” Family Promise Director Linda Roy said. The Gleneden Beach Christian Church, with assistance from the Pacific Baptist

Church, is the first congregation to host the families. Following the overnight sheltering, the families will return to the Family Promise Day Center at 5030 S.E. Highway 101 in Taft to receive counseling from social service agencies in employment, health, shelter and other services toward stable, long-term independence. The Center will provide a place for homeless families to congregate during daytime hours with an address to receive mail, access to laundry, baths and showers, and a kitchen area to prepare meals or snacks. “A case manager will meet regularly with the families

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to work toward eliminating the barriers that might be preventing them from sustainable independent living,” Roy said. “There will be opportunities for education, connections with outside resources for job skills and job searches, healthy lifestyle choices, and many other options.” Hanna Connett, then an AmeriCorps volunteer working in Lincoln City, launched the homeless help effort in April 2012. Connett said she could see the need for assistance for homeless families in Lincoln County and called people together to find a way to help. “It has taken a great deal


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supported Family Promise through financial donations and support of many fundraisers over the past two years,” Roy said. “They have supported the Thrift Store operation by helping with the building, donations for the store, volunteers and

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Hidden treasure strives to make the world better BY SUZYE KLEINER

To the residents of Lincoln City, the B’nai B’rith Day Camp might be a hidden treasure. Organizers said the camp epitomizes the spirit of performing a good deed and strives to make the world a better place by investing in children. Born in 2006 as a effort to fulfill a community need, the day camp is described by Michelle Koplan, executive director of the camp, as a thriving, unique camp offering and a safe haven for hundreds of underserved children who are gifted a camp experience. In 2004, Koplan noticed a large number of unsupervised children in town. She learned that there was limited childcare and no camp programs in the area. “Day camp was an opportunity to significantly serve kids in Lincoln City while supporting the community that BB Camp has called home since 1921,” Koplan said. “Some of the kids have little or no food available at home, but they are assured a meal and two snacks daily at day camp.” Koplan said the day camp

help the homeless and low income children in Lincoln City while creating positive experiences and life long memories for our youth,” Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson said. “BB Camp is also an economic development asset to Lincoln City – camp organizers buy locally, hire locally and employ year-round staff.” To help support the need for scholarships, Anderson and his wife, Sue, chair an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the camp. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. May 15, at the camp, at 3905 N.E. East Devils Lake Rd., in Lincoln City. Tickets are $10. City of Lincoln City, Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, United Way, Lincoln County Social Services, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation and B’nai B’rith Camp Teen Philanthropy Program Fund, and MOJO Coffee Company also support the camp.

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A spaghetti dinner will be held May 15 at the B’Nai B’rith Camp to raise scholarship funds for Lincoln City children to attend the summer day camp. “It’s incredible to see the enthusiasm, confidence and friendships build day-byday,” Sari Tullis, day camp unit head, said. “It’s a great feeling to know that you are changing lives through fun experiences.” “It’s hard to put into

words how great camp has been for my kids.” Foster mom Connie Davis said. Her nine children have attended the day camp. “Camp is a main topic of conversation all year long as it has changed their lives through unconditional love

and friendship,” she said. “The fun is just the icing on the cake.” The camp runs weekdays for seven weeks and costs $120 per week. Financial aid is provided for families unable to pay. “BB Camp stepped up to

Suzye Kleiner resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., and enjoys spending her summers at BB Camp. She has served as camp store manager, photographer and writer.

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BillyAnn Stempel, above, and her family, father, Bill; mother, Tara; and brother, Jack, are fixtures in education and athletics in the Lincoln City community, where they have lived their entire lives.

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ill Stempel recalls a time recently when his teenage daughter, BillyAnn, completed her hunter safety class by firing off rounds from a semiautomatic machine gun, then noticed a tiny green frog splashing around in a mud puddle in the woods. “She put the gun down and picked up that little green frog and told him how beautiful he was,” Bill said. “Now, that’s my BillyAnn.” BillyAnn Stempel is a 17-year-old Taft High 7-12 junior who is a lot of things to a lot of people. Be it athletics, academics or extracurricular activities, she seems to be something to everybody. There’s a lot to like about BillyAnn. “She is a true beauty, both inside and out,” counselor and student council advisor Vicky Roller said. From sports to studies, Stempel is a trailblazer among Taft Tigers. If not softball, then yearbook. If not student government, then college classes. If not this, then that. “My problem is that I enjoy so much about life that trying to focus on one thing is nearly impossible,” she said. “That is why I am so immersed in so many different things. I want to try a little bit of everything.” “From a very young age, BillyAnn has been a very independent person,” Bill Stempel said. “She has a drive and motivation to excel in whatever she puts her mind to.” Converted from shortstop to first base on the Taft softball team, Stempel is hitting nearly .400 in league play and is one of the team’s main RBI threats from the third spot in the lineup. However, it’s her intelligence and the intangibles she brings to the field that make her such a valuable commodity, her coach, Dave Broderick, said. “She is one I continuously look to when it comes to the team’s mental game because she always seems to have a grasp on what’s going on, what needs to change and what needs to be left alone,” he said. As a leader on the field and off, the green-eyed, red-haired teen encourages by example. Her good nature spills over to others. She makes people feel comfortable.

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Up next is 14-year-old brother, Jack, who has raised eyebrows of his own with his athletic prowess and academic work ethic. “BillyAnn is always helping people in school and the

community,” her brother and best fried said. “She always finds time for me, and helps me with whatever I need, whether it be school, homework or sports.” BillyAnn, who also excels

in basketball and volleyball, got involved in student council as early as her elementary school years, first at Oceanlake, then at Taft. It was there that she got involved with horses and local rider Brenda Wilcox. “The time I spent with her is when I feel like I grew up and learned how to be a good person,” BillyAnn said. At about the same time, Stempel was introduced to softball, which became the biggest part of her life, she said. At about 7, with her dad as coach, she signed up for farm ball. “We were terrible that first year. I am not sure we even won a single game, but I remember loving every minute of it,” she said. Her dad coached, her mother kept the scorebook and her brother was the batboy — roles they play to this day at Taft. At 11, Stempel was recruited by former Taft softball star and current JV coach Sandy Stuart to play for a local traveling squad called the Hurricanes. Stempel still plays for the team. “I can’t even begin to tell you how much time and money my parents gave up for me to play softball,” she said. From there, the core group of girls has stuck together to form the foundation of Taft High’s varsity team. “BillyAnn brings goodnatured, natural leadership to the team and has since she was just a kid,” Broderick said. “She has always been a leader and motivator and is always quick-witted, taking me from being the serious coach to remembering we’re all here to have a good time.” Last year, Stempel got involved in student council (Associated Student Body). She was project coordinator and planned many events, such as the Alumni Football Game and Mr. and Ms. Taft competition. Co-president this year with Riley Schroeder, she oversees all ASB activities and makes decisions that affect the entire school. “She is a leader by serving others,” Roller said. “She is hardworking, smart, kind, authentic and a scholarathlete. She has high expectations for herself.” Stempel will share presidency of the senior class next fall with Gaby Sanchez and will plan all the major senior events, such as the fish fry, class trip and graduation. “I am still doing a lot of the same things, just on a larger scale with a few extras added in,” she said. She will also remain a key figure in her fifth year of See STEMPEL, Page A11


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Consider them Taft High’s triumvirate of speedy track athletes who will turn your heads as they blur past en route to leading the Tigers to the finish line. They also comprise Taft’s best hopes at Districts. Juniors Mason Aguirre and Sarahi Herver and sophomore Joshua Wright will lead the Tigers to the tape Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, at the Oregon West Conference Championships in Philomath. Aguirre has posted the second-fastest time in the conference in the 3,000-meter run this season at 9:36.56. He’s also recorded the seventh-fastest 1,500-meter time (4:27.98) and ninth-fastest 800 (2:13.40) and remains a major threat to reach the starting blocks at State. “He is a long-distance runner at heart and has truly turned into a track star,” Taft coach Tim Dressler said. A star soccer player for the Tigers, Aguirre began participating in track last year as a conditioning tool for soccer. “The best thing about track is working hard at every practice and having that work pay off and set a personal record for myself,” the 17-year-old junior said. “I’ve made a lot of progress this year. I’ve been setting huge personal records


From left, Mason Aguirre, Sarahi Herver and Joshua Wright comprise Taft’s trio of significant contributors to the team’s success. and achieving them.” “Mason joined track to condition for soccer last year, and from that point on he has grown a passion for competitive racing,” Dressler said. “Mason is a leader in his hard work ethic. Athletes like Ma-

Track & Field son build programs. His work ethic is contagious.” Wright, a 17-year-old sophomore, has posted the fifth-fastest times in the

league in the 100- (11.68) and 200-meter (23.85) dashes. “If you take a quick look at Josh, you would never guess how fast he can run,” Dressler said. “I have never seen an athlete with so many gears. It’s not normal for an athlete to be

able to change gears so many times in a race. When you least expect it, Josh can kick into another gear when everyone else is tiring out. He is one of those surprising athletes that come out of nowhere.” “I just love to run,” Wright

Close losses cost Tigers shot at playoffs JIM FOSSUM

Just when it looked like the Taft High baseball team might make a last-ditch run at a postseason playoff spot by snapping a long league losing streak, misfortune struck in the form of two one-run losses that virtually eliminated the Tigers from any hope of extending their season with three games remaining. The Tigers, who were scheduled to play a home game Monday, May 12, against Central (past print deadline; see thenewsguard. com); another at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, against Newport; and a road game Friday, May 16, at Cascade, won the week’s opening game, then dropped a pitchers’ duel and a slugfest to

Baseball remain in last place in the Oregon West Conference. “We’re fighting,” first-year head coach Dusty Hankins said. “We’re right in the game still trying to find a way to close games out. The kids are battling, though, and that’s all we ask.” Taft defeated Cascade 3-1 at home on Monday, May 5, then lost at home to Stayton 2-1 Wednesday, May 7, and on the road to Philomath 12-11 Friday, May 9, to fall to 9-11 overall and 2-10 in conference play. In Monday’s opener, the Tigers scored a run in the second inning and two in the third to take a 3-0 lead before Cascade got the game’s final score in the top of the fourth after starter and winner


Cade Knott singles for Taft during its 3-1 league victory Monday against Cascade. Grant Prins departed. Randy Herndon came on for the save and struck out four in four innings of work. Alroy Zacarias and Seth Steere led the way at the plate in the victory over the

Cougars with two hits each, while Rylan Fisher, Henry Lahti, Cade Knott and Herndon also contributed a hit. In Wednesday’s pitchers’ duel, Taft scored in the first

inning behind starter Steere, but the Eagles scored two in a telltale seventh off loser Steere and Prins, who came on with two outs. Junior catcher Pete Lahti led Taft with two hits, while Henry Lahti, Knott and Steere had one each, including a run-scoring at-bat by Steere that drove home Henry Lahti. The Tigers ramped up the offense against Philomath but fell short in a slugfest. “We put up 11 runs but just kind of ran out of gas at the end,” Hankins said. “But we’ve never given up. We’ve come together as a team and our expectations don’t change. We expect to win every game when we step on the field, and those expectations are still there for the remainder of the year.”

Tigers poised to clinch playoff berth JIM FOSSUM


The saying “two-out-of-threeain’t-bad” might not necessarily have pacified Taft softball coach Dave Broderick, but the Tigers two league victories in three tries last week positioned his team for a chance to clinch a postseason playoff berth this week in two road games to complete the regular season. Taft won at Cascade 8-4 on Tuesday, May 6, lost to Stayton 2-1 at home on Wednesday, May 7, and won at Philomath 3-0 on Friday, May 9, to share second-place in the Oregon West Conference entering the season’s final week. “We are going to work hard at finishing league play strong and see where we end up heading into the playoffs,” Broderick said. Taft started the week off slowly Tuesday following a Monday rainout,

falling behind the Cougars 4-1 by scoring just once through five innings on a single by junior pitcher Katie McCardell after shortstop Hannah Ray walked. In the sixth, senior catcher Keitra Mason reached on a bunt and McCardell singled. After Mason tied the game on a broken play on a throw to second, senior outfielder Taylor Adams hit a two-run shot over the leftfield fence on a 3-2 pitch. After Catey Payne reached on error, third baseman Ayla Reed hit a two-run homer to left to make it 8-4. On Wednesday at Stayton, Eagles’ ace Lindsey Hill struck out nine, allowed no earned runs and only singles to Adams, Mason and sophomore centerfielder Kelsey Wilkinson and a double to junior first baseman BillyAnn Stempel.

Taft led 1-0 entering the bottom of the seventh, however, when the Eagles collected their only two hits with two outs. “Tough loss,” Broderick said after watching his Tigers soundly defeat Stayton in two previous outings. Taft and Stayton stand 8-4 and in second place in the Oregon West behind 10-2 Newport. The Tigers are ranked 12th in the state and Stayton 11th despite Taft’s series edge and 17-5 overall record compared to 11-7 for Stayton. Taft has outscored its opponents 153-63, while the Eagles have been outscored overall, 62-63. An unofficial team-record 10 home runs haven’t hurt the highest scoring team in the league, either. Adams has hit three, Reed, McCardell and Wilkinson two each and Mason one. After stranding several runners early behind McCardell in Friday’s

shutout victory at Philomath, Adams hit the first pitch she saw in the top of the sixth over the centerfield wall for a three-run homer to account for all of Taft’s scoring. McCardell struck out 13, surrendered two hits and walked one in the win. “The league is pretty evenly matched up this year, so if you don’t have your best game with you every time you step on the field someone is going to beat you,” Broderick said. “I think the girls have been a little overanxious at the plate the last few games, but we’re working on getting back into our groove and letting the game come to us. I believe this team’s best game is yet to come.” The Tigers were scheduled to play at Central on Monday, May 12 (past print deadline; see and Wednesday, May 14, at Newport.

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production of the school yearbook, which she began to work on as a “minion:” in eighth grade. Her talents prompted instructor Barton Howe to promote her to copy editor as a freshman. “BillyAnn is one of those half-dozen or so that make everything possible,” Howe said. “She’s a rare gem — a diamond far beyond the softball field.” Howe considers Stempel one of the best writers he has worked with. Her copy isn’t entirely clean, he said, “but when it comes time to capture a moment, to get to the heart of what needs to be said so other people can understand, she has a gift.” It was Stempel who documented the tragic deaths of several fellow Taft students over the past three years in the yearbook’s tribute section. “Each time she delivered something worthy of

the honor and the task,” Howe said. “Being involved with the yearbook and with the people in the class has opened my eyes to so many things,” she said. “It has given me a more accepting outlook on life. Most of all, it has given me confidence in my writing.” Stempel finds English and science most intriguing. This year, she completed all three college writing classes she was eligible to take at Oregon Coast Community College and is taking high school physics and her favorite class, Oregon Fish and Ocean Issues. “She is respected by her peers and is a natural leader,” Taft Principal Majalise Tolan said. “Her focus on academics is inspiring. Taft 7-12 hopes to teach the importance of responsibility to our students and BillyAnn is a great example.” Committed to her pressing and immediate high school demands, Stempel is unclear what might be

ahead. Remember, she still has her senior year left. “After high school is a mystery I have not quite had the courage to solve,” she said. “Of course, I have ideas about what I want to do, but nothing is set in stone.” Among her thoughts is to attend a smaller college such as the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls and play softball there. “This crazy lifestyle is preparing me for my future,” she said, quickly pausing to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged her through the years. “My coaches, teachers, friends and family have all made me who I am,” she said. “I owe them a lifetime of gratitude for that.” The feeling is mutual. “There are so many days when I look at her,” mother Tara said, “and say to myself, ‘I am the lucky one here, to know how hard she works, how much she has taught me to be a better person and that she is my daughter.’”

said. “I’m making good ground, and when Districts come around, I’m going to be ready to rock it.” Herver, a 16-year-old junior, has posted the 10th-best times in the league in the 100(13.98) and 200-meter (28.87) dashes and seventh-best in the long jump (14 feet, 9½ inches). She is also competing in golf this spring. “There is a lot on Sarahi’s plate and she is handling it with complete composure,” Dressler said. “She has sacrificed a lot of time during the season away from track and she is still one of our top scorers. She has a natural talent in running and jumping. She has not even reached her full potential.” Herver’s interest in track began last year when she participated in cross-country and her coach, Rebecca Dressler, suggested she might excel at sprinting. “I decided to do two sports at the same time because, although I loved track, I felt pressured to always being good and sometimes I just wanted to relax,” she said. “I could do my own thing and just have fun.” Qualifying teams and individuals from this weekend’s league championships will compete May 23-24 at the OSAA State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.

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Districts give Tigers hope It’s now or never for the Taft High boys golf team, which struggled again last week in preparation for the District Championships by finishing in a share of last place at an Oregon West Conference match Monday, May 5, in Corvallis. “Well, the Tigers did not peak too early the week before Districts,” said coach Mark Swift, who was hoping for an upturn in his team’s play in order to achieve its goal of advancing to the state playoffs. Taft, which hosted the final round of the District tournament Tuesday, May 13, at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (past print deadline; see the, finished behind Stayton, 365; Cascade, 401; Central, 402; and tied with Newport, 416, at Trysting Tree Golf Club. Stayton’s Mike Windsor shot 78 for the individual title, while Newport’s Eddie St. Claire was second at 81. Tyler Fisher, who played a solid front nine, and Evan Stanfill led the Tigers with 96s; followed by Keaton Fisher, 102; Chance Haun, 122; and Tristan Colhart, 123. “Chance and Tristan filled in for Xander and Connor in an effort to get them a little varsity experience, and, while they scored like freshman with little experience, it could go a long way in the years going forward,” Swift said. “We had a good week in practice. So, hopefully, it carries over into the District tournament.”

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BillyAnn Stempel addresses students in her role as a student body leader at Taft High 7-12.

Taft junior Rachael Adams continued her growth as a player Thursday, May 8, at Cross Creek Golf Course near Salem in a match to preview the District championships on the course where they are being contested. Adams shot 97, her second round under 100 this year. “It was a great opportunity for the Taft girls to see the course and get a feel for our team score,” coach Heather Hatton said. The Tigers finished second by two shots behind Newport, 441-443, as few teams were comprised of an entire roster for the match. Hayden Zumhofe was second for Taft with a 108, Zoe Teplick was third at 113, and Mikayla Blackstocks fourth at 125. “We are looking forward to the challenge, but it will most likely be a fight for second place to see who goes to State for District 4,” Hatton said.

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Art Co-op offers freedom, place for imagination JEREMY C. RUARK

It is a place were imaginations can run wild. The Pacific Artists Alliance Artists’ Co-op Gallery, at 620 N.E. Highway 101 in Lincoln City, is also a place

that gives local artists a centralized location to display their creations for the world to see, said Barbara Erwin a cofounder of the Gallery that was launched five

years ago. “We felt the galleries were charging too much so we decided to open the co-op and charge less than the galleries,” she said. “We did all the work ourselves, from floors, to painting the walls, to placing the display lights.” The 5,000-squarefoot building includes display rooms and a classroom. Erwin said the co-op gives local artists exposure and offers visitors a little bit of everything, including watercolor paintings, jewelry, sculptures, metal

VIDEO NOW AT THENEWSGUARD.COM art, stained Artists’ Co-op Gallery glass and pot• 620 N.E. Highway 101 tery. Lincoln City “I like the freedom of this • 541-557-8000 gallery,” Ewrin said. “I like to meet the people that come in.” Grand Ronde artist Cindy Adams and Erwin believe the Adams is one of the artists who creates artwork at the co-op and future of art in Lincoln County is positive. places her creations on display “My art is pyrography, using in the building. burn marks and sketching,” “As members, we all run Adams said. “It is an emerging our own business in a sense, art with many fine artists taking so that’s the freedom we have up this type of craft and creating here, she said. “This gives us new and wonderful fine arts.” more control of how our work is Erwin said the co-op and presented, the pricing and the Lincoln County School District commission. In most galleries, have partnered to offer art expefor me, the commissions were riences to local students. quite prohibitive.” “Each year we have a student She said the co-op also ofthat comes to the co-op and fers artists the opportunity to does an interview with us and meet directly with customers and build relationships with them. See ARTISTS, Page B6

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Lia Hudson, 4, Serenity Thurlow, 4, Marly Mallette, 5, and Cycoya Yancey, 4, practice their dance steps May 8 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The children will be part of the recitals by Ballet and Dance of Lincoln City at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Center. Tickets are $5. For more information, call Nicole O’Brien at 541-921-5918.

A proud showing of American patriotism is in store for Lincoln City beginning May 17. The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City will display American flags at more than 200 Lincoln City businesses on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17. On June 4, Kiwanis members plan to place American flags from D River on Highway 101 to the Liberty Inn on Logan Road as a show of support for the Purple Heart Convention at the inn. The flags will also be placed on June 14, Flag Day. “I have a soft spot in my heart for the American flag,” said Lincoln City Kiwanis Cub flag coordinator Ed Sage. “It started in my hometown in Redmond, where they place more than 1,300 flags during


Dick Wasson, with the Lincoln City Kiwanis Club, places one of several American flags on Labor Day 2013. the holidays and we have many veterans that take part in our flag program.”

Sage said he is hopeful Lincoln City will See FLAGS, Page B6

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By Ken McCormack

Time was and is I got up this morning thinking of time. I drew a picture of a dictator, and it was a clock. Earth itself is a clock; it dictates our lives, day by night, throughout the seasons. Did you know that elephants, giant sloths, rhinoceros, huge tigers and camels lived here, at this very spot, only 14,000 years ago? Oregon was covered with ice. The first human beings were coming across the Bering Strait. When you study Earth, you start thinking in terms of millions and billions. The universe exploded into existence 15 billion years ago. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Life began 3.5 billion years ago. It’s hard to imagine a billion; it’s a thousand million. Try counting up to a thousand when you are lying in bed some night; then imagine doing that a million times. You would have to count to about 3,000 every night for a year just to reach one million. It would take a thousand years to count up to one billion that way. When you walk down the Grand Canyon, you can see billions of years of history measured out in the layers of rock. Humanity’s entire time on Earth would be a layer as thick as a piece of paper. I am 74, older than most people, and would not even warrant a scratch. Land plants emerged 500 million years ago, and 360 million years ago forests first appeared. All land then was a single continent, called Pangaea. North America broke off and started floating westward, creating the Atlantic Ocean behind it. It pushed up the mountains that surround Oregon now like a broom sweeps up dust. The continents have clumped together and split up and moved around continually over the years and will clump up again. The ocean has risen and fallen hundreds of feet. About 750 million years ago the earth became totally covered in ice up to a mile thick, and it stayed that way for millions of years. Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid six miles wide collided with the earth. It exploded with more energy than a million H-bombs. Debris spread around the globe. Day turned to night, and temperatures plunged. Dinosaurs that had existed for 170 million years suddenly died off. Mammals began to take over. Frogs survived. Sometimes I hear them croaking at night. There have been five major extinctions in earth’s history. The greatest ever was 250 million years ago — when 70 percent of all life died. Millions of species have become extinct in my lifetime. Well over 99 percent of all species of life that ever existed are now extinct. We are living in the sixth extinction. About 70 percent of all amphibian species are gone now and all are expected to become extinct soon. No more frogs! And frogs crawled out of the water 400 million years before people even existed. Humanlike creatures appeared five million years ago. Homo sapiens, our immediate ancestors, emerged 200,000 years ago. A billion years from now the sun will expand and scorch the earth. All life on earth will be gone — including people. But the past is dead; and tomorrow’s a fiction. Time’s an illusion, an abstraction, and the only real experience is the present moment. You can tune into billions of worlds alive now. Smell the rhododendrons, and be home completely. Escape the tyrant time. Vibrate with the sheer miracle of life. And never again look at your watch and say, “It’s noon. I must be hungry!” Ken McCormack is a Neskowin resident and can be reached at kenmcc@

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

Ongoing Events Power of Guided Imagery from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. Cost is $5. For more information, call 541-614-0924 or The Portal Center offers Relaxing and Recentering Yoga Therapy from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at Mall 101 in Depoe Bay. For details, call 541-3518461. 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 541994-4317. 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 541-764-2099 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

merce Luncheon Forum is held on the second Friday and fourth Tuesday of the month. Call for details and location, 541-9943070. 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. 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. 541-994-3661. 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. For more details, call Diane Flansburg at 503-504-1830. Salmon River Grange Bingo at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Food and prizes. For details, call 541-994-5146. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss support organization, has established a Lincoln City chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Driftwood Public Library Fisher Room, 801 S.W. Highway 101. For details, call 800-932-8677. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9:3010:30 a.m. Saturday at The Fisherman Lutheran Church, 1226 SW 13th Street across from Tanger Factory Outlet Mall. For more details, call 541921-4983 or visit hht:// Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:306:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the Newport Senior Center, 20 S.E. 2nd Street, upstairs in the library. Contact: Pat 541351-1133 or visit http:// Panther Creek Com-

munity 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 541-996-9261.

Robert Herman’s last performance with the group after eight years in the position. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. To reserve tickets call 541-994-4317.

Wednesday, May 14

The Lincoln County Community Chorus will present its final concert of the year at 7 p.m. at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 2125 S. E. Lee St. in Lincoln City. The program, “Ballads, Songs and Snatches”, will also be director Dr. Robert Herman’s last performance with the group after eight years in the position. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. To reserve tickets call 541-994-4317.

“Straight Allies” is the topic of the Oregon Central Coast PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church at S.W. 9th and Hurbert in Newport. For more details, call 541265-7194.

Round Table Discussion/Demonstration on Container Gardening from 10 a.m. to noon at Oregon Coast Community College, 3788 S.E. High School Drive in Lincoln City. This Lincoln County Master Gardener sponsored event is free to the public, but please RSVP at 541574-6534. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital invites the public to a Baby Blast from 1 to 4 p.m. in the hospital Education Conference Room at 3010 N.E. 28th St. St., Lincoln City. This free event combines the fun of a baby shower with educational materials and information presented by agencies and services in Lincoln County. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. For more information. call 541-996-7179.

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(Activities for Children during both Services) 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.

1. Is the book of Ruth in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “Praise ye the Lord” begins and ends which five consecutive Psalms? 1-5, 63-67, 75-79, 146-150 3. Which of these plants is not mentioned in the Bible (KJV)? Bulrush, Rose, Daisy, Lily 4. How many days did the children of Israel weep for Moses’ death? 2, 30, 50, 100 5. From 2 Kings 8, where did Elisha visit a sick king? Damascus, Nazareth, Salamis, Neapolis 6. In Acts 4:36, who was the “son of consolation”? Immanuel, Peter, Paul, Barnabas ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) 146-150; 3) Daisy; 4) 30; 5) Damascus; 6) Barnabas Comments? More Trivia? Visit (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

“Socrates Cafe” discussion group from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Congregation Church Peace Room. Examines life’s question. Refreshments available. For details, call 541- 9942800.

“Socrates Cafe” discussion group from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Congregation Church Peace Room. Examines life’s question. Refreshments available. For details, call 541- 9942800.

June 8 Golf Tournament fundraiser to support Neskowin Valley School. The tournament will be held at Salishan Spa and Golf Course in Gelneden Beach. For information, call 503-3923124.

Tuesday, May 20

Lincoln City’s 24th Annual Sprint Triathlon. For information, call 541-9942131.

Breast cancer support group from 10 to 11 a.m. for women and men who have experienced breast cancer. Meetings are held at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 NE 28th St., Lincoln City. For details, call 541-996-6450.

June 15 Touch A Truck at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2550 N.E. Oar Place. Call 541-994-2131 for details.

June 25

Lincoln City Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Lincoln City Hall, 801 S.W. Highway 101. For agenda details, call 541-996-2151.

Mark the 65th dedication anniversary of the Camp Adair chapel that became St. Augustine Catholic Church with John H. Baker, author of Camp Adair, ‘The Story of A World War II Cantonment’ as he shares stories of the Camp Adair chapel at 3:30 p.m. in the hall of St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1139 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City. The public is invited to attend this free event. For details, call 541-764-8914.

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June 14

Grief support group from 2 to 3 p.m. At Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3010 N.E. 28th St. St., Lincoln City. For information, call 541996-7328

The Lincoln County Community Chorus will present its final concert of the year at 7 p.m. at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 2125 S. E. Lee St. in Lincoln City. The program, “Ballads, Songs and Snatches”, will also be director Dr.

Free blood pressure screenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 801 N.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Call 541-996-7480 for details.

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Saturday, May 17

Ostomy support group from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. At Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Education conference room, 3043 N.E. 28th St.. Lincoln City. For details, call 551-557-6484.

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Wednesday, May 21 Diabetes support from 2 to 3 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 N.E. 28th St., Lincoln City. For information, call 541996-7171.

Siletz Bay Music Festival featuring two weeks of classical, jazz and musical theater performances. See siletzbaymusic. org for more information and watch The News Guard for preview stories.

Thursday, May 22 Love Your Lincoln from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. Presentations on Lincoln City and destinations and a customer service workshop. Everyone is invited including front-line staff, servers, volunteers, managers and business owners. Call 541-994-9994 or visit oregoncoastbusi-

June 28 – 29 Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival at the D River Wayside. Call 1800-452-2151 or 541-996-1274 for information.


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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: C.N.A. Unit Aide/Tech Dietitian Director-Plant Svcs-Engineering ER Tech III Housekeeper Manager – Nursing ICU/CCU Medical Assistant (CMA/RMA) Occupational Therapist Patient Care Coordinator Phlebotomist Physical Therapist Registered Nurse – (Ambulatory Infusion, Emergency Svcs, Home Health, ICU/CCU, LDRP, Med/Surg, and Wound) Respiratory Therapist Supervisor – Health Information Mgmt Teacher and Teacher’s Aide Translator – Certified Unit Support Tech

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2 BD Moblie Home on Panther Creek in Otis W/D Hookup $560/mo 541-994-7606 541-921-8350 2BD, 1.5BA, w&d, gas appl, w/s pd. Patio, carport, lg deck. Newly remodeled $750mo. 1 small pet/no smkg. 541-994-7084


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Lakefront Condo lease, furnished, 2 masters, 2 1/2 baths, large cabana, boat slip, attached garage, family room, south end unit, no pets, no smoking, $1150 per month call 541-9218000

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NG14-051 TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 7699.20853 Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Ruth A Meling and Shirley Raivo, as grantor, to Stewart Title Guaranty Company, as trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for M&T Bank, its successors and assigns, as beneficiary, dated 11/09/12, recorded 11/15/12, in the mortgage records of LINCOLN County, Oregon, as 2012-11144 and subsequently assigned to M&T Bank by Assignment recorded as 2014-01953, covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: That portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 7 South, Range 11 West of the Willamette Meridian in Lincoln County, Oregon, described as follows: Beginning at point on the North boundary of Holmes Road, which is 908.15 feet North and 195.4 feet West of the quarter section corner of the South line of said Section 2, which point is the Southeast corner of the Young tract of land described in Deed recorded in Book 122, Page 252, Deed Records of Lincoln County, Oregon; running thence North 72 degrees 58’ East along the North boundary of Holmes Road, 108 feet to the true point of beginning of the tract herein described; thence North 72 degrees 58’ East along the North boundary of

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South 2 degrees 0’ West 108 feet to the true point of beginning, in Lincoln County, Oregon. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3343 NE WEST DEVILS LAKE RD 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 the foreclosure is made is grantor’s failure to pay when due the following sums: monthly payments of $1,069.24 beginning 09/01/13 and $1,087.90 beginning 1/1/2014; plus late charges of $42.77 each month beginning 09/16/13; plus prior accrued late charges of $0.75; plus advances of $97.74; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason





DEPOE BAY CRAFTSMAN – Custom built Craftsman home. Everything about this home built in 2006 is top of the line and for some lucky person, a dream come true. Spacious 4BD/4BA tri-level with ocean view from upper level. Call today for all the details. $589,000 MLS# 14-996



AGATE BEACH – Two blocks to ocean front beach. Like new 3BD/2BA updated one level. Hardwood floors, granite counters, marble tile in bathrooms and new kitchen and bath cabinets. Large lot with space for RV parking. $239,000 MLS# 14-1211

FURNISHED BELLA BEACH RENTAL – Functioning vacation rental in popular Bella Beach is close to the sand with 3BD/2.5BA, fireplace, hot tub and ready for fun. $419,000 MLS# 14-1081

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. By reason of said default the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by the trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: $173,080.67 with interest thereon




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real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/ premiums, if applicable. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that the undersigned trustee will on August 11, 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 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




CONTEMPORARY RIVER FRONT GREAT OCEAN AND BAY VIEWS – HOME – Custom built in 2000 with One level 3BD/1.5BA home remodeled panoramic views of the Big Nestucca in 2004. Upgrades include new roof, gas River. Vaulted open living area features furnace, some windows, gas fireplace, brick faced fireplace, island counter with paint and garage. This large lot allows for seating and walls of windows. Extra deep possible duplex. $209,900 The lot next garage with room for boat and kayaks. door is available for sale with home for $425,000 MLS# 14-1103 $269,000 MLS# 14-1109

Roads End Property 3bd/5ba home w/two master suites, oversized lot, room for a garage & much more. MLS#14-501  $459,900



TURN KEY – Fully furnished 2BD/2BA Silvercrest manufactured home in Sunridge by the Lake. Near golf, hospital, lake and shopping. Open floor plan with sliders to deck. Low maintenance landscaping. $169,000 MLS# 14-1131

Siletz River Frontage 5bd/3.5ba well maintained home on a large lot, dock, also a 2 bedroom guest cottage. MLS#14-184  $349,900

CLASSIC CUTLER CITY – OCEANVIEW WYCLIFF CONDO 3BD/2BA cottage with open plan in – Updated and light décor with new living room/kitchen. Well-maintained appliances. 2BD/1BA, open floor plan and updated with large rear deck and with a wall of windows. Street level fenced yard. 1 block to and pet friendly. Suitable for full time Siletz Bay access. living or can be a vacation rental. $178,000 MLS# 13-2882 $125,000 MLS# 14-539

Ocean View 5bd/3ba Gleneden Beach home, large master, Jacuzzi tub, well maintained & fenced backyard. MLS#14-1077 $347,500


LARGE LEVEL LOT – 125’ deep with 150’ of Hwy 101 frontage. Ideal for commercial or residential use. Located in the business hub of Lincoln Beach across from Sentry Market. All utilities at the street. $79,000 MLS# 14-1022

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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OCEAN AND BAY VIEWS – Half acre lot large enough for a duplex. Building site area is level. May be purchased with the house next door for $269,000 or just lot for $69,000 MLS# 14-1110 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

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Public Notices 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 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



Notice of Public Hearing – Lincoln City Planning Commission

Request for Annexation, Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map Amendment, and Preliminary Planned Unit Development Master Plan The Planning Commission of the City of Lincoln City will hold a public hearing on a request to annex to the City approximately 11 acres of unincorporated territory located in the Roads End area of Lincoln County. The area proposed for annexation is surrounded by the current City limits and within the Lincoln City urban growth boundary The annexation request is initiated by the property owner, Central Oregon Coast Properties LLC, and the application also includes a request to change the comprehensive plan and zoning map designations from Suburban Residential and R-1-A Residential, to R-5 Single-Family Residential (plan designation) and R-1-5 Single-Family Residential (zoning designation). Further, the application includes a request for preliminary master plan approval for a 71 unit residential Planned Unit Development. The annexation, if approved, would result in the City withdrawing the annexed territory from the Lincoln County Library District. The location of the land is shown on the map below, and is further identified as Lincoln County Assessor’s Map 06-11-35-CC, Tax Lots 2400 and 2900.

The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday June 3, 2014 and make a recommendation to the City Council on the requests for annexation and comprehensive plan and zoning map amendments. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 801 SW Highway 101, Third Floor, Lincoln City, Oregon. The criteria that apply to this application include ORS 222.120, ORS 222.170, ORS 222.520 and ORS 222.524; consistency with the Lincoln City Comprehensive Plan including Urbanization Policy 5(g): “Annexation of sites within the UGB shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission and shall be in accordance with relevant Oregon statutes.”; consistency as applicable with Statewide Planning Goals, including Goal14 Urbanization and Goal 11 Public Facilities and Services; and Lincoln City Municipal Code §17.12.050 Zoning of Annexed Areas and Chapter 17.88 Amendments. The applicable criteria for the planned unit development are found in Lincoln City Municipal Code §17.52.210 Planned Unit Developments. Appeals to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) are limited to persons who have presented written and/or oral testimony at the hearing(s) before the Lincoln City Planning Commission and/or City Council. The failure to raise an issue at the public hearing(s), in person or by letter, or the failure to provide sufficient specificity to allow the Planning Commission or City Council an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes an appeal to LUBA on that issue. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests, the record shall remain open for at least seven (7) days after the initial evidentiary hearing. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired, for a hearing impaired device, or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to Cathy Steere, City Recorder, at 541-996-1203. Any person wishing to give oral or written testimony on the proposed applications may do so at the time of the Planning Commission hearings. In addition, any person may give written testimony on the proposed ordinance by mailing or delivering it to the Planning Department, Attn: File ANNEX 2014-01, City of Lincoln City, PO Box 50, Lincoln City, OR 97367. Written testimony must be received prior to the close of the Planning Commission hearing in order to be considered. A copy of application materials submitted by Central Oregon Coast Properties LLC are available on the City website (search for and may be reviewed at the Lincoln City Planning Department (City Hall), 801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. A staff report will be available for inspection at no cost, and copies will be available at 30 cents a page, at least seven days before the first hearing date. For additional information on the proposed annexation or request for plan amendment and zone change, call the Planning Department, Debra Martzahn, at 541-996-1228. Publish: May 14 and May 21, 2014.

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Public Notices decedent’s estate have commenced in the referenced matter; Tamera V. Meisner has been appointed Administrator. All persons having a claim against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the Administrator c/o Michael R. Sandoval, 522 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100, Portland, OR. 97204, within four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice, or the


Public Notices claims may be barred. Additional information concerning this matter may be obtained from Michael R. Sandoval, attorney at law and the records of the Probate Department, Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W. Olive St., Newport, OR. 97365. Dated and first published April 30th, 2014. Tamera V. Administrator


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A Red Cross lifeguard course will take place May 23-25 and May 30-31 at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 N.E. Oar Place. “This is a class on pool aquatic facilities recognition of heart attacks, breathing difficulties and other first aid incidents and how to deal with such situations,” Lincoln City Aquatic Lead Colin Perkins said. “It is important for many reasons. You are able to administer these skills anywhere in the community and the more people trained to provide CPR, the more lives can be saved.” Participants must be at least 15 years of age and pass a preswim test prior to enrollment. The test includes a 300-meter swim and diving to the bottom of the deep end to retrieve a brick. The test day and time will be announced. Perkins and Aquatic Supervisor Ryan Smith will instruct the


A lifeguard student practices rescue skills using “Ultimate VAT Girl.” The state-of-the-art in-water rescue manikin was purchased by the Community Center with a grant from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Charitable Contribution Fund. class using new safety equipment purchased with a grant from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Charitable Contribution Fund. The equipment includes the “Ultimate VAT Girl,” the next generation in-water rescue manikin; life-like Prestan CPR/AED manikins; and a new C.J. Rescue Backboard. Successful completion of

the class will lead to Red Cross certification and employment opportunities as a lifeguard. Cost of the class is $100. Participants are encouraged to register early. The class is limited to 10 students. For more information, contact the Community Center, 541994-2131, or e-mail cperkins@


Lincoln Community Chorus members Ida Liise Putansu and Robert Herman clown it up during a number from “Pirates of Penzance.” Performances of the spring concert, “Ballads, Songs and Snatches,” featuring showtunes and lighthearted humor, will take place at 7 p.m. May 16-17, at Lincoln City Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For details, call 541-994-4317.

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Taco Cook-Off winners announced The Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau has announced the winners of the 2014 Fish Taco Cook-Off. Five coastal chefs competed in the May 3 event for the title of “Best Fish Taco” as voted on by the guests at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. The favorite dish of the day came from Chef Adan Magana of Pacific City-based Pelican Pub and Brewery for its Fried Rockfish Taco. The Pelican Pub and Brewery has taken first place in the last four Culinary Center-sponsored cook-offs: Wild Mushroom, Chowder, Jambalaya, and Fish Taco. The victory gives the Pelican Pub a

sweep of all four cookoffs, a feat never before accomplished. Second place was awarded to Chefs Jason Lewis and Justin O’Dell of Nelscott Café in Lincoln City for their Baked Cod Island Taco. Chef Jen Easton of J’s Fish and Chips in Lincoln City took third place for her Baked Pacific Cod Taco. Bay 839 in Newport and the new Taft’s Catering and Banquet Hall in Lincoln City presented additional dishes. While not eligible for People’s Choice voting, Chef Sharon Wiest of the Culinary Center prepared a popular wild albacore tuna taco sponsored by the Oregon Albacore

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writes an essay about what they learn,” Erwin said. “We also have an artist who is connected to the schools through

Tuna Commission. Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop and My Petite Sweet of Lincoln City served treats during the competition. The Wince Cellar @ The Eventuary served local wines and craft beers. Musician Mark Alan also performed. More than 550 guests visited the Culinary Center during the cook-off. The next Lincoln City cook-off event is the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Culinary Center. For more information, contact the Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit

murals helping the children with art experiences.” Erwin said the Co-op is the first such artists’ co-op registered with the State of Oregon. There are 23 local artists who have work on display at

the Co-op. It is operated by volunteers and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day including holidays.

Labor Day, 9-11 Patriot Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July. The flags are ordered from an East Coast manufacturer. “They are nylon flags designed to fly in any weather,” Sage said. The flag project fulfills the following of six Kiwanis objects: • To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life; • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards; • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the in-

crease of righteousness, justice, patriotism and goodwill. The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln City also provides more than $5,000 in scholarship awards each year to young people living in Lincoln City who want to advance their education to be more productive citizens. The Club also supports the schools Backpack meals program, annual Easter egg hunt, Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program, Eliminate Tetanus, Meals on Wheels, and Adopt a Highway cleanup. The Kiwanis will put an American flag in front of individual Lincoln City businesses eight times a year for $30 annually.

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follow Redmond’s lead. “It is inspiring to see so many American flags,” he said. The Kiwanis took over the Parade of Flags program after the Lincoln City Lions Club disbanded last year. “We went from 130 flags being placed in front of local businesses to more than 200,” Sage said. “The club believes the Parade of Flags is a great way for participating merchants and individuals to show their American spirit to our citizens and visitors and support Kiwanis-funded projects. The goal is to make Lincoln City the “Flag City of the Oregon Coast.” The Kiwanis place the flags on eight holidays, including

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