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Cayden Thomas Fitch’s favorite Bible verse was the centerpiece of an emotional two-hour memorial service Saturday, May 3, at Faith Baptist Church, where nearly 300 people assembled to pay their respects to the 18-yearold Taft High 7-12 senior, who died April 4 in a traffic accident near Dallas. Cars packed the church parking lot and funneled out onto East Devils Lake Road as friends, families and admirers of Fitch, who a month earlier had earned the distinction of Eagle Boy Scout, was remembered in a touching ceremony complete with military honors. Fitch had already enlisted in the U.S. Navy was to enter the service as an elevated recruit in terms of rank and responsibilities, largely due to his Eagle standing. Faith Baptist Pastor Brian Robbins preceded over the ceremony, which was attended by teachers, school See FITCH, Page A8

Faith Baptist Pastor Brian Robbins, left, and Cayden Fitch’s father, Bryan, pay tribute to the deceased Taft High senior during a memorial service Saturday, May 3.

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In these fiscally demanding days of service and personnel reductions, Lincoln County School District Superintendent Tom Rinearson was expected to unveil a stabilized budget proposal Tuesday that promises hope for next year and beyond. “It is very comforting to me that my last budget as superintendent is one that has a full school year, more teachers and opportunities for students,” said Rinearson, who has retired and will leave the post June 30. “We have been through some real down times, with resources, over the past decade or more. It is wonderful we are trending towards being able to stabilize and add opportunities for students.” Rinearson was to have presented his proposed budget at a public meeting of the LCSD Budget Committee at Newport High School’s Boone Center (past The News Guard print deadline). The purpose of the meeting was to receive the budget message for July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and to hear comment from the public. “It is a stable budget with slight increases in the number of teachers,” Rinearson said. ”Class

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Challenges Lincoln City will face from transportation improvements throughout the city and along Highway 101 were addressed April 29 at a joint session of the City Council and Lincoln City Planning Commission. The meeting was to review development of the Lincoln City Transportation System Plan See TRANSPORTATION, Page A8

Traffic congestion along Highway 101 in Lincoln City is part of the transportation challenge.


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sizes will be smaller kindergarten through third grade.” The proposed budget features expenditures equal to revenue with a General Fund of $49.8 million. The state legislature is identifying a biennium budget for K-12 at $6.65 billion. “Over the last 10 years, state funding has forced us to reduce services to students, increase class size and reduce the number of days students and employees work,” Rinearson said in his budget statement. “During the current year, however, we restored a full school

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year, maintained or added services to students and began to achieve the Board goal of reducing class size.” Rinearson said student population continues to stabilize after more than 15 years of decline. “With the new economic development happening in the county, the future looks brighter for family wage jobs,” he said. The proposed General Fund of $49,811,233 is an increase of $2,321,317 over the 2013-14 budget of $47,489,916. “As we prepared the 201415 budget, we kept school year 2015-16 in mind,” Rinearson said. “I believe we will be able to sustain all programs in this proposed budget into the 201516 school year.” Rinearson said concerns centered around federal budget/policy developments and that Oregon remains on its current economic path. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the LCSD Administrative Office, 459 S.W. Coast Highway in Newport, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You also can review the budget at

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Unionized hospital workers from Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital who are members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied Thursday, May 1, in what organizers called a show of support for good jobs and quality care in the community. The rally and informational picket lines were held on the sidewalk in front of the hospital on N.E. 28th Street in Lincoln City. SEIU represents about 120 hospital caregivers at North Lincoln that include respiratory therapists, radiology technologists, dietary aides, certified nursing assistants, phlebotomists and billing specialists. Steve Ward, SEIU Lincoln City organizer, said the workers are asking for parity. “Members here feel like they deserve to be treated like the other Samaritan Health workers in the region with the same pay and benefits,” he said. Ward said the caregivers from across the hospital are taking a stand, demanding good jobs that provide affordable healthcare, a living wage and benefits that workers and their families can depend on. Kelly Cox, a Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital employee and SEIU member, said Samaritan needs to balance its pay system.


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Sea star wasting syndrome strikes Central Coast THE NEWS GUARD

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s scientific dive team has discovered that sea star wasting syndrome, a fatal condition that has plagued sea stars and puzzled scientists, has arrived on Oregon’s Central Coast. The research team has searched for the syndrome in the sub-tidal zones of Oregon’s Central Coast since January, and sent their observations to researchers at UC-Santa Cruz that headed the research. The team observed sunflower stars, Pycnopodia helianthoides, ochre stars, Pisaster ochraceus, and giant pink stars, Pisaster brevispinus, with intermediate or advanced signs of wasting syndrome on an April 27 morning dive in Yaquina Bay. Sea star wasting syndrome started without warning, inexplicably creeping along seaboards on the East and West Coasts of North America. The hallmark symptom of the condition causes sea stars, an iconic invertebrate that has occupied coastal ecosystems for the past 450-million years, to slowly disintegrate as each ray, or arm, walks away and eventually dissolves. Oregon’s populations did not appear to be affected by this condition

until this spring, according to a release from the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Scientists are still unsure about what causes the condition. Wasting disease events have affected sea stars in the past, but according to available records, it typically only attacks one species. So far, researchers have observed the condition in 12 different species The two that seem to be most affected, the ochre star and the sunflower star are keystone species, which means they are top predators that maintain an important balance in Oregon’s rocky reef ecosystems. “These are also symptoms of unhealthy stars when they are in a stressful environment – such as being stranded too high in the intertidal on a hot day,” Kristen Milligan, Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) said. “The current outbreak along the West Coast is ‘true’ wasting disease, meaning that sea stars have these extreme symptoms while in suitable ‘healthy’ habitat.” The widespread and powerful impact of the syndrome inspired research and conservation groups on the East and West Coasts of the United States to


Drivers take notes as they examine the ocean floor at Yaquina Bay for sea star wasting syndrome.

combine efforts to learn as much as possible about the condition. The Aquarium’s dive team has plunged into this effort, conducting surveys using standardized research protocols along Oregon’s central coast and sharing their findings with PISCO

and Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe). Research in open waters may not seem like an obvious fit for Aquarium staff, but it is a key part of the Aquarium’s mission. “The Aquarium is perfectly positioned to study the near shore marine

environments of the Oregon coast and the animals and algae that live within them,” Oregon Coast Aquarium Director of Animal Husbandry said. “We have a great team of trained biologists and scuba divers that are often submersed looking to better understand these ecosys-

tems, and also, trends that happen over time. These efforts are an integral part of what the Aquarium staff and volunteers do as stewards of the local ocean, bays and watersheds. All of our field work gives us the ability to provide our visitors with educated, firsthand information through our exhibits and interpretation.” “Despite turbulent, frigid dive conditions and the daunting scale of sea star wasting syndrome, the potential outcomes of this research are significant. Milligan said. “This detailed information on outbreak patterns and species affected is needed for helping to understand the impacts on sea star populations and aid in documenting recovery. When combined with all the ecosystem data from other areas, it also contributes to our work to identify cause (or causes) and consequences of the disease.” The Aquarium’s scientific divers and their partners will dedicate considerable research effort to transform this unfortunate mass die-off into an opportunity to learn more about the species and ecosystems the Aquarium has the privilege to conserve. For more information, visit, or call, 541-867-3474.

Heat wave sets record temperatures across state Record high temperatures were set across the state and up and down the Oregon Coast during a two-day heat wave April 30 and May 1, according to the National Weather Service. National Weather Service spokesman Andy Bryan said it was likely that Lincoln City hit close to 90 degrees April 30. While the weather service doesn’t have an official reporting station in Lincoln City, it does in Newport. “Newport hit 86 degrees breaking the previous high temperature at 81 in 1900,” he said. “That is probably the warmest April temperature Newport has ever recorded since temperature readings have been kept.” North Bend set a record at 88. The previous record was 72 set in 1931. Astoria also set a record at 80 degrees. The previous record was 72 in 1931. In the Willamette Valley, Salem’s high of 85 was a record with the previous high temperature at 83 established in 2004. Portland reached 81 degrees, but did not break the previous high of 90 set in 1988. The Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce reports an increase in tourism when there is a heat wave in the Portland, Salem and Eugene. Rylee McCord, 4, and her sister Madyson, 9, joined their parents from Oregon City among those visiting the beach at Lincoln City seeking relief from the heat. To cool off, Rylee and Madyson took turns following each other into the surf. Bryant said a strong ridge of high pressure over the Western United States triggered the heat wave. “This is unusual for this

time of year,” he said. “The only time you are going to get hot days like this is when offshore winds are blowing from the east.” Temperatures returned to the mid 60s and low 70s along the Coast by May 2. “For the most part, our spring weather is influenced by low pressure,” Bryant said. “Last week, we had that strong ridge of high pressure, but we are back to our more normal weather pattern this week. Bryant said Central Coast residents should expect a series of low-pressure storms with showers into the weekend.

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City Manager Hawker submits $40 million proposed City budget The Lincoln City Budget Committee held its first public review Monday night, May 5, of City Manager David Hawker’s proposed $40 million operating budget. The committee opened the public meeting and before listening to Hawker’s presentation it heard comments from the public. The only person to address the committee was Jerry Warner, an outspoken Lincoln City resident and activist who frequently addresses the Lincoln City City Council. Warner voiced his concerns about Hawker’s proposed four percent rate hike for sewer and water customers. “Hawker has increased water rates by 51 percent,” said Warner. “The City should conduct a rate study. How can you make decisions when you can’t even figure out how much money you have?” Warner claimed under the city manager’s proposal commercial customers would see rates increase as high as $1,000 to $3,000 a year. Warner also criticized the cost of the Lincoln City Police Department. “Lincoln City has a $4 million police department,” he said. “This is absolutely ridiculous.” Following Warner’s comments, Hawker outlined his budget message to the committee. “I believe this is the 15th annual budget I have proposed over the years,” he said. “In some ways it is the most changed budget. It is a complex budget because of the 40 funds we have.” Hawker said the City’s finances are stable and that there was positive news about the City’s transient room tax. “It is safe to say that the first quarter returns are going to be significant,” he said. “We are up about four percent.”


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Hawker also said his proposed budget reflects an aggressive capital improvements investment. “There is about $7 million in capital construction projects in this budget,” he said. “Prices are down, people need the work, and we have the money, that’s why I’d like to push those projects.” During Hawker’s presentation there was considerable discussion about the City’s police department operations, funding for a new police station and the overall need for the current police staff. Councilor Wes Ryan asked Hawker if there is a plan in place to replace the existing police station. “I put $25,000 in for advanced work and we have a concept plan in place, for location and cost estimate. It is a pricy design,” Hawker said. “Then I rode the elevators at city hall and I thought we need to replace the elevators, so I chose the elevators for this budget. I don’t have a financial plan for the police department. It depends on grants. We are going to try to work up a financial plan for the police department.” Hawker said the bigger issue would be how the City will deal with long-term funding for the City’s street system. “The biggest issue to me in this budget is the long term street funding,” he said. “In the coming years we will not have adequate funding available. Residents don’t pay a dime other than a small state gas tax. We need $3, $4, $5 million more each year in the street budget. We need to

look at this.” Hawker reviewed the budgets for each City department and took questions from the committee members. The committee than

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voted to hold its next public meeting at 5 p.m. May 19. After the budget committee completes its review and makes its recommendations to the Lincoln City City Council, the Council is expected to deliberate and adopt the new budget in June.

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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ campaign Saturday THE NEWS GUARD

Local letter carriers in Lincoln City, Newport and Toledo will participate Saturday, May 10, in this year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” largest single-day national food drive. City, rural, and highway contract carriers will be collecting nonperishable foods along their routes and delivering them to their local food pantries. Earlier in the week, carriers will deliver plastic bags for use in the drive. To participate, customers are encouraged to place nonperishable food donations, such as tuna fish, soups, cereals, canned vegetables, peanut butter by their mailboxes

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SENSE OF COMMUNITY A BIG thank you to the Community Days committee for the successful weeklong celebration. The annual awards ceremony was beneficial to businesses, including the awarding of $2,000 to local nonprofits.

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UNCLOGGED The proposed $40 million city budget by City Manager David Hawker includes a 4 percent customer rate increase for sewer and water services.

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The popularity of motorcycling has grown over the years with more than 9.4 million registered motorcycles on the road as of 2012, the last figures available. While recreational riders have boosted motorcycle sales, more recently commuters across the country, pushed by soaring gas prices and a sagging economy have discovered that their motorcycle is a good alternative for travel to work, one which passenger car.) The most often provides access to recent data for injuries restricted commuters lanes, sustained from motorcycle easier and less expensive crashes is from 2011 at apparking, and in proximately 81,000, many cases a faster which is down from commute. 2010 at more than Since 1997, the 82,000. swell in ridership Motorcyclists had resulted in an come from all walks increase in motorcyof life, work in all clist deaths. In 2011, occupations, and 4,612 motorcyclists represent all age were killed, a slight ranges. With the increase from the increasing popularSheriff 4,518 motorcyclist Dennis Dotson ity of motorcycles as fatalities in 2010. a mode of transpor(Per vehicle mile tation, chances are traveled, a motorcyclist is some of your employees approximately 37 times own a motorcycle, whether more likely to die in a crash for commuting to and from than someone riding in a work or for recreation.

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Keep motorcyclists safe on the road by promoting motorcycle safety to your employees who ride and to motorists who share the road with motorcycles. Download the NETS Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riders and Motorists and disseminate to your workforce. For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff. net and on your Smartphone via the “MobilePatrol” app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff ’s Office – Oregon.

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U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley 313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 202-224-3753/FAX: 202-228-3997 541-465-6750 Senate Democratic Whip Arnie Roblan Dist. 5 900 Court St. N.E. H-295 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1705 Representative Kurt Schrader Dist. 5 108 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-5711/FAX: 202-225-5699 544 Ferry St, S.E. Ste 2 Salem, OR 97301 503-588-9100/FAX: 503-588-5517 Representative David Gomberg 900 Court St. NE H-371 Salem, OR 97301 503-921-2038 Lincoln County Commissioners Doug Hunt Terry Thompson, Chair Bill Hall 225 West Olive St Room 110 Newport, OR 97365 541-265-4100/FAX: 541-265-4176

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The Neskowin Bridge on Salem Street that crosses Hawk Creek. The buildings on the left housed a billiards hall and saloon with a dancehall up above prior to 1920. 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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Firefighters looking for cars to chop JEREMY C. RUARK

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue (NLFR) officials are seeking donations of old cars that will be chopped up during a training project in June. “One of the most important tasks as firefighters is the rapid and safe extraction of victims in motor vehicle crashes,” h NLFR Capt. Jim Kusz said. ith- “It is an amazing skill-set on that firefighters have to m in have. They need to know the makeup to be able to do safe cuts to get the person out safely.” The donated vehicles will be chopped up during by training at the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters and Association Conference, June 19 – 21 at various fire stations in Lincoln City, Nestucca and Depoe Bay. “One of the courses during the conference requires multiple vehicles so that firefighters throughout the state can

learn the best and newest techniques from qualified instructors for rapid intervention and extrication of patients entangled in motor vehicle crashes,” Kusz said. Lincoln City Towing has agreed to pick up the old vehicles at no charge, and NLFR will give those donating vehicles a tax credit. To donate a vehicle, call Jamie Mason or Kusz at 541-996-2233.

Firefighters from across the state will have the opportunity to cut apart old vehicles as part of a June conference training session in Lincoln City. COURTESY PHOTO

FEMA grants helping communities Applications open for Depoe Bay Fire after severe February storm THE NEWS GUARD

Oregon’s severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris in Lincoln, Lane, Linn and Benton Counties. Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with state and local officials to help communities recover from the disaster. The Presidential Disaster declaration stemming from the Feb. 6-10 storm makes FEMA grants available to eligible applicants in the four counties. FEMA’s help comes through the Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program,

which reimburses state and local governments, federally recognized tribes and certain private nonprofit organizations for eligible expenses they incurred in protecting lives and property during and following the storm, and in cleaning up and rebuilding afterward. The grant program also provides mitigation funds to help rebuild infrastructure that is better able to withstand future storms. “Oregon’s responders made enormous efforts to protect our citizens and get power lines fixed and debris removed during and after the storm,” Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) State Coordinating Officer Sean McCormick said. “FEMA

grants will go a long way toward reimbursing applicants for those expenses.” Under the PA program, FEMA generally reimburses applicants for 75 percent of their eligible expenses, while the other 25 percent is the nonfederal share. The federal portion is paid directly to the state, which then makes disbursements to the local jurisdictions and organizations that incurred costs. “FEMA funds go to government entities and nonprofits that restored critical infrastructure in the aftermath of the storm,” FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for the recovery effort, Thomas J. Dargan said. “We also seek to make communities

and infrastructure more resilient to future storms to better protect citizens and property.” FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. For more information, visit and on the OEM website at OEM/pages/index.aspx.

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Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH) has successful completed its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare, a leading certification agency. By earning accreditation, SNLH has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. “The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to quality and patient safety,” SNLH Chief Operating Officer Lesley Ogden said. “The ability to integrate ISO 9001 quality standards with our clinical and financial processes is a major step forward.” SNLH has three years from the date of its accreditation to achieve compliance with ISO 9001, the world’s most trusted quality management system used by performance-driven organizations around the world to advance their quality and sustainability objectives. “We have taken an entirely different approach to accreditation, and hos-

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Lincoln City youth Emily Roberts is sporting a crown and new title after participating in national completion at the American Cavy Breeders Association Royalty Titles held May 2–4 in Monroe, Wash. Roberts, 15, competed among 14 other teens from across the nation and won. She was crowned queen. The competition included exams, written essays, oral interviews in front of a panel of judges, judging cavies (guinea pigs) and breed and equipment identification. “This is a huge accomplishment and takes a lot of hard work and dedication,” Jennifer Roberts, Emily’s mother, said. “Keeping up a grueling school load and chores at home is part of the norm for Emily, so just filling out the applications to compete is intensive.” Roberts said Emily spends many of her weekends competing or just cleaning and taking care

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of her rabbits and cavies. Emily attends Lincoln City Seventh Day Adventist School.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued payment to 18 counties in western Oregon eligible under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act extension. The amount paid to the Oregon & California (O&C) counties was nearly $40 million ($39,630,137.85). Lincoln County officials said the county’s share of the funds was $108,367. On Oct. 2, 2013, Congress passed a one-year re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act as part of the Helium Stewardship Act. Over the years, Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act projects have provided trail maintenance, culvert replacement or removal, soil improvement, vegetation/ density management, wildfire hazard reduction, stream channel enhance-


Lincoln County has received $108,367 in O&C funding. ment, control of noxious and exotic weeds, and opportunities for youth training and employment.

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Yaquina Bay Flotilla 54 of the U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach a boating safety class leading to a Boater Education Card. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Port of Newport Marina and RV Park building in South Beach. The cost of the class is $15 per person, which includes lunch and materials. The course covers practical boating safety information and local boating rules and regulations, as well as tips and techniques for making boating more enjoyable. Students who pass the course can apply for the boater education card that is required by Oregon’s mandatory boating education program. All Oregon boaters 16 and older must carry a boater education card when operating powerboats greater than 10 horsepower, including Personal Water Craft.

Mayor Matilla signs proclamation As Flotilla Commander Dorothy Bishop looks on, Depoe Bay Mayor A.J. Matilla signs a proclamation enacted by the City Council at its April 15 meeting declaring May 17-24 National Safe Boating Week. To ensure safe seamanship, a new vessel inspection booth to be staffed by Coast Guard Auxiliary boat examiners will be dedicated May 10, at the Depoe Bay boat ramp.

Youth under 16 operating a PWC must have a card and be accompanied by a person 18 years or older who holds a Boater Education Card. You can be fined for not having a card. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approves this course taught by qualified instructors in a relaxed classroom environment. Families are

encouraged to attend. To register and obtain further information, contact Bev Divis at 541-8676788; or bjdivis@gmail. com.



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Obituaries December 20, 1933April 26, 2014

John H. Schall a Lincoln City, OR. resident died April 26, 2014 at the age of 80. Mr. Schall a former resident of Dallas, Or.

and a citizen of the U.S.A. had worked with intelligence. At his request there will be no funeral. Disposition was by cremation. Survivors include his wife, two sons, two daughters and two grandchildren.


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Two killed in traffic crash on Highway 20 when it began to fishtail. Emerson lost control, nearly hitting another vehicle and then went off the eastbound shoulder of the highway approximately 40 feet down an embankment into the Yaquina River where it came to rest submerged in the water on its top. Witnesses were unable to get to the car’s occupants. Emergency responders from

Toledo Fire Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, OSP and ODOT were dispatched to the scene. As emergency responders arrived on scene they went into the water and were able to got inside the overturned vehicle. They found Emerson and passenger Christopher J. Kazanski, 24, from Madison, Wis., inside uncon-

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Lincoln City Police Tuesday, April 29

02:33 Christopher Bush, born 1979, was arrested on DUII charges when he was spotted leaving Chinook Winds Casino while intoxicated. Bush was cited and released. 15:50 A multi-vehicle, noninjury crash occurred at 4101 NW Logan Rd.

Wednesday, April 30

10:44 Angel Lazaro Gonzalez, born 1972, was arrested for failure to carry and present, and providing false information. He was transported to Lincoln County Jail and the vehicle he had been driving was impounded by Lincoln City Towing.

Thursday, May 1

16:42 A woman filed a report that she was being harassed by a cab driver. 18:45 At NE 22nd St & Hwy 101 a vehicle was struck by a grey older Chevrolet pickup with 4 wheel drive and a long bed. It is possible that there was a company name on the side of the truck, there was a man driving the vehicle. A report was taken.

Friday, May 2

08:48 Mark Chaney Jr., born 1988, was arrested after Robben Rent-a-car reported that he had rented a car from them on 4/26 and failed to return it on 4/27. Chaney Jr. returned the car on 5/2, and was taken into custody on probation violation. 12:03 Caller reported that her medicine had been stolen from her car while parked over night behind Game Over Arcade. 13:48 A multi-vehicle accident with injuries occurred at 3200 SE Hwy 101. John Skipper, born 1932, was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to North Lincoln Hospital. 16:15 A caller at the North Shell Station called to report that an intoxicated driver parked her Nissan Altima in their parking lot. The caller took the woman’s keys from her, she left the Shell Station and was picked up by a black BMW SUV. 22:45 Sean Klena, born 1990, was arrested after a report of a disturbance at 3535 SE Harbor Drive. Klena was transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Saturday, May 3

10:06 A caller reported that a recumbent bike which had been chained to The Crab Pot at 6019 SW Hwy 101 was stolen Friday night along with the chain. 12:46 Zachary Mongomery, born 1993, was cited and released for theft. The stolen bicycle was returned to the owner. 15:45 Jennifer Easton, born 1972, was arrested for

DUII and hit & run property damage after reports were made that her vehicle struck a parked pickup near N 17th, nearly struck other vehicles southbound on Hwy 101 and then east on SE 32nd. When her vehicle stopped at S 32nd it was reported that the driver was female with bright red hair. When officers located the vehicle and driver Easton was taken into custody.

Sunday, May 4

13:02 Crash team was called to assist other agencies on Hwy 20 MP 17 15:56 Ephraim Armedariz, born 1982, was taken into custody and transported to Lincoln County Jail on a code 10 from Idaho with extradition.

Monday, May 5

01:25 Miles Logan, born 1993, Jaden Stanfill, born 1995, and a juvenile were cited for minor in possession of alcohol after Officers received reports of people being loud sitting around a campfire at 1924 NE 19th St. 08:04 Orsborn Power Saw reported that the store had been broken into and items were stolen during the night. 09:54 Officers located two loose German Shepards at 300 SE Hwy 101 and transported them to the police department. The owner responded to the Police Department and was cited by Animal Control. 20:06 Michele Kuhl, born 1975, was arrested after report that people were setting up camp at the end of Fleet Ave and a male subject had urinated in the bay. Kuhl was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of Polk County Circuit Court for failure to appear. She was transported to Lincoln County Jail. 21:17 Tyler Jones, born 1964, was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of Polk County Circuit Court for failure to appear and giving false information to a police officer. Jones was transported to Lincoln County Jail.

Lincoln County Sheriff Monday, April 28

06:07 Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 135 Sijota St. in Gleneden Beach.

Wednesday, April 30

12:20 Officers responded

to an animal complaint at 1126 SW 66th St in Lincoln City.

Thursday, May 1

14:18 Officers responded to an animal complaint at 1777 NW 44th St in Lincoln City.

Friday, May 2

19:21 Officers responded to a report of harassment at 10 Breeze St. in Depoe Bay. 17:54 Officers responded to a report of trespassing at 8239 N Salmon River Hwy in Otis. 08:47 Officers responded to a report of an unconscious person at 2371 Salmon River Hwy.

Saturday, May 3

19:21 Officers responded to a report of found person at 367 N West View Dr in Otis.

Sunday, May 4

16:56 Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief at 1845 Rhododendron Ave in Gleneden Beach. 19:25 Officers performed a welfare check at 350 E Collins St. in Depoe Bay. 09:23 Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at 433 N Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay. 11:48 Officers responded to a report of a theft at 2004 NW 36th St. in Lincoln City. 12:50 Officers responded to an animal complaint at 1030 SE Oar Ave in Lincoln City.

Oregon State Police Wednesday, April 30

20:20 Robert Adams, age 55, was cited for failure to drive within lane. A singlevehicle crash occurred on US101 around milepost 111, just south of Faith Baptist Church. Vehicle #1 (green Toyota RAV4) was northbound when it, for an unknown reason, traveled over the fogline on the northbound shoulder, down an embankment, through brush, before eventually coming to an uncontrolled rest against a tree and fence. The driver and passenger were transported to SNLH in Lincoln City with minor injury. AA Anytime Towing towed the vehicle to their lot in Lincoln City. Both occupants wore safety restraints, and airbags deployed.

scious. Both were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis and pronounced deceased after arrival. OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office, with the assistance of an OSP collision reconstructionist and the Lincoln County-area interagency crash team, are continuing the

investigation. Crash investigation team members from OSP, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to assist. The highway was closed for a brief period and then opened to one lane of travel until investigators cleared the scene.

Reid makes Top Ten list Lincoln City City Engineer Stephanie Reid, P.E. has been named to the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2014 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. Each Top Ten Leader will be honored during the Awards Ceremony of the APWA 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition Aug. 17-20 in Toronto, Canada. Reid will also be presented the award locally on Friday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, 7760 Highway 101 in Gleneden Beach. APWA annually recognizes ten of the most outstanding public works professionals from across the U.S. and Canada for their career-long dedication and service, professionalism and expertise in public works infrastructure. The Top Ten Public Works Leader award is described by the APWA as one of the most coveted and prestigious awards presented by the association and is given to honor the public works professional’s career, in which he or she demonstrated excellence in public works, services and infrastructure in their community through advancement of public works services and technology. As the City Engineer for Lincoln City, Reid oversees the Engineering Division within the Department of Public Works. She also serves as the American Disabilities

for the City of Portland, as an environmental engineer for the Bureau of Environmental Services. After five years, she was promoted to senior engineer for the Portland Water Bureau in 2003, where she supervised two teams. Reid has volunteered at North End Senior Solutions since its founding in 2009. Senior Solutions provides a positive environment that helps seniors with disabilities socialize and maintain life skills, and also helps the seniors’ caretakers by allowing them to take a break. In addition, Reid designed an ADA ramp for Senior Solutions, collected bids for its construction, and provided oversight during the project.

Stephanie Reid Act (ADA) coordinator for the city and the project manager for the Transition Plan for ADA compliance. During her tenure as City Engineer since 2005, Reid has supervised the design and construction of a $6 million project, which included a 4.5 million gallon water reservoir and two water booster pump stations. She also managed the transportation system master plan update that recommended improvements costing $50 million over the next 20 years. Reid also managed the stormwater master plan update, which recommended $10 million improvements over the next 20 years, and managed the construction of Lincoln City’s Driftwood Library renovations, receiving LEED Gold Status. Prior to her work in Lincoln City, Reid worked


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Hospital “We are not receiving the same pay and benefits offered to other employees who are performing the same type of work at the Samaritan Health Services hospitals in the region,” she said. “We don’t want to be greedy. We just want what’s fair.” Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital CEO Leslie Ogden said she is hopeful for a resolution with the union. “We have all worked together side by side for years,” she said. “This is a family. We’ve always tried to do the best thing for each other.” But Ogden said the hospital entered a new era with a new process after the employees voted in November to join the SEIU. A negotiating team from hospital management and the union opened contract meetings in March. “We have discussed so


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- Kelly Cox, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital employee and SEIU member

many different things, including wages,” she said. “We are pleased that at each meeting we continued to make progress and we keep getting closer to a mutual agreement. Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible as we work together for our patients to make sure we continue to give excellent service.” Ogden said the two teams are meeting every other week in an effort to reach a settlement. State Rep. David Gomberg spoke to the union members at the picket line to show his support. He questioned the Samaritan

Health Services pay for North Lincoln employees. “It’s not just a question for equal pay for equal work,” he said. “It’s about the services you and I pay for here at this hospital that have the same costs as the other hospitals which says to me that we must be subsidizing, here in Lincoln City, the other hospitals in the system if they are paying those employees more but charging us the same rate.” Join the conversation and post your comments with this story and follow the latest developments at


Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) hold an informational picket line at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

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(TSP). Officials said the TSP is a critical document that will guide transportation improvements in the City over the next 20 years. “The Highway 101 challenges have been a key in our conversations with the City and the public,” John Bosket with DKS Associates, the Portlandbased consultant working with the City on the TSP, said. “Just the barriers for people walking, biking and even driving because of the summertime congestion.” Bosket recommended the City find a way to better manage the system during the summer. “There is a definite need for improved connectivity and a need to look for alternative ways around the congestion,” he said. Bosket also suggested additional bus services with more pickup and drop-off locations. But City Councilor Wes Ryan voiced concerned about the additional cost of beefing up local transit. “The big issue is who pays for it,” Ryan said. “Federal and state grants are shrinking, fuel and personnel are costing more. Somehow, we need to come up with a better solution. There just isn’t any money. It has to come from someplace.” Councilor Chester Noreikis asked if the hospitality industry could help with alternative funding for improved transit. “At this point, we haven’t developed specific funding options,” Bosket said. Councilor Gary Ellingson said he was not a proponent of a city trolley system suggested by Bosket. “Before we spend that kind of money, I would like to spend it on exiting transit,” Ellingson said. Mayor Dick Anderson said road construction in the Nelscott Gap might be

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administrators, police, military, parents, family, friends, acquaintances and even some who had never met the computer enthusiast who had been honored March 9 with the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve during a crowded ceremony at The Eventuary. Robbins told the audience of his experience sitting near the beach in a majestic setting on a difficult day contemplating what Cayden was doing today. Why, he’s listening to great and unsearchable things he does not know, Robbins concluded, citing the teenager’s favorite Bible verse. “It’s only a wasted life if it is the only life Cayden will live,” his father, Bryan, an Oregon State Trooper who suffered serious injuries in the head-on crash three miles west of Dallas, said.

Fitch was to enter the Navy in August with an instant promotion to the rank of E3, two steps above the normal entry position, due to his Eagle standing. The promotion would have meant more pay and responsibility. He planned to use his interest in science, technology, electronics and math to become an advanced computer field technician. Fitch was born Jan. 17, 1996, in Poway, Calif., and moved to Lincoln City with his family at 6. He began to pursue one of his life’s passions, Boy Scouts, when he became a Cub Scout in first grade. Fitch also was deeply involved in Yong Life and as a member of Faith Baptist Church. As a junior, he became a student leader at WyldLife camp, where he was responsible for a cabin of middleschool students and known by his campers as kind-spirited and willing to listen.

As a student at Taft, Fitch was involved in numerous school activities, including plays, musicals, yearbook and as a volunteer on the Community Emergency Response Team. He achieved Eagle status thanks to a community service project that included construction of walkways, bleachers and trash can holders at the Taft softball field. With an interest in electronics, math and science, Fitch, who was employed at the Lincoln City Safeway, was to become an advanced computer field technician. Fitch is survived by his parents, Bryan and Sherry, and two brothers, Elin, 12 and Cooper, 9. A reception was held after the services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Young Life, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, which is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at



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an incentive for a trolley. “Two years of ripping up Highway 101 might be an ideal time of entertaining our guests, rather than having them sit in traffic,” he said. “I would leave the trolley on the table. It might make some sense.” There was also discussion about adequate parking, especially when the D River Wayside fills to capacity, and how visitors might not know where existing parking lots are located. Ryan voiced concern about adding metered parking. “I would caution adding timed parking,” he said. “You are going to need to add enforcement and that’s more money. People want to park as close as they can so they don’t have to walk. We have to convince people that there is additional parking, the merchants need to let customers know where parking is, and we need to better sign for parking.” Bosket said the focus of the TSP plan is residents and visitors. “We are developing alternatives for those who don’t drive and need to walk or bike or take transit to get around and for those who want to recreate,” he said. “Tourism is affected as well.” Bosket said his agency is recommending several new crossing options along Highway 101 to improve the frequency of crossing the highway and reducing the barriers, new sidewalks along the highway and bicycle lanes in some areas. “Because it is so con-

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strained with existing development, we may not be able to widen the highway to make room for bicycle lanes, so in those cases we are creating bike-friendly routes.” City officials have said the TSP is critical in qualifying for state and federal transportation funds. According to Bosket, the TSP comes down to choices and the multimillion dollars needed for funding. “It also comes down to whether the City wants to continue the same approach to funding transportation projects, he said. “If you don’t think that is going to be enough to get the level of improvement that you need, are you willing to talk about new funding sources?” Funding sources suggested to fund the TSP include a city gas tax, utility tax, increased transient room tax and developer improvement fees. The funding and transportation improvement recommendations will be part of an open house from noon to 2 p.m. May 18, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. “Public input will be key to guide city leaders and city staff as they evaluate the transportation options,” City Engineer Stephanie Reid said. “The open house gives the public a chance to discuss alternatives for the next 20 years of transportation in Lincoln City and how to finance them.” “Following the open house we will go back and start putting together the draft plans,” Bosket said. “We hope to have the TSP in place by the end of the year, but the City doesn’t have to make any immediate decisions about the funding. The plan can stimulate the conversation with those decisions coming later.”

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The Taft High girls golf team used momentum built from a home-tournament victory on April 24 to proceed toward its seasonlong goal of returning to the state championships. A tournament Monday, April 28, hosted by East Linn Christian at Mallard Creek Golf Course helped the Tigers prepare for Districts with a third-place finish behind Blanchet Catholic. Blanchet won with 438, while Newport was second at 440 and Taft third at 468. Blanchet’s Lyndsi Kessel posted a career-low 82 to take medalist honors. Rachael Adams led Taft with a 108, followed by Zoe Teplick, 115; Hayden Zumhofe, 117; and Mikayla Blackstocks, 128. Taft saw back-nine improvement from Shelby Wright and remains enthused about the prognosis for the future, coach Heather Hatton said. “Being a first-year competing golfer, Shelby is going through the normal ups and downs figuring out the balance of competing, improving and managing schoolwork all at the same time,” Hatton said. “Mikayla has brought her game up and has been shooting the fourthbest score for Taft in the last few matches.” Earlier, on April 24, the Tigers defeated Blanchet by one stroke at 424 at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Newport was third at 434. “Rachael blew us away with her low career round of 94,” Hatton said, ”Our goal for her was to break 100 for the first time, and she shattered that number. “Rachael has worked hard and really has a natural move at the ball. We have been so impressed with her improvement and sheer power.” Teplick shot 104, including a 49 on the back, her first time below 50 for nine holes. The Tigers played Tuesday, May 8, at Cross Creek, in Salem, where Districts will be contested. Follow game results at the


Taft’s Alroy Zacarias slides safely into home during his team’s 4-2 Oregon West Conference loss to rival Newport on Monday, April 28.

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A 2-1 extra-inning loss to Cascade on Friday, May 2, perhaps best epitomized an eight-game league losing streak for the Taft High baseball team. “They’re learning on the fly,” coach Dustin Hankins said. Hankins also is learning on the fly in his first season as Tigers head coach. Not coincidentally, it was a fly – a sacrifice fly – that brought home the winning run in the Cougars’ one-run victory over senior starter Seth Steere that left the Tigers 1-8 in Oregon West Conference play following a 7-1 nonleague start. “The guys believe in themselves and have the skills, and they get in a game and kind of tense up a little bit,” Hankins said. “They have to try to relax, believe in themselves, and we’ll be fine.” Two days earlier, Taft lost at rival Newport 14-8 after jumping on top early. The Tigers scored three times


Taft coach Dusty Hankins confers with outfielder Rylan Fisher . to open the first in Wednesday’s six-run loss, but allowed the Cubs to claim the lead in the bottom half of the inning with four runs off starter and loser Grant Prins.

Newport also roughed up relievers Joe Salsbery and Cade Knott in back-to-back five-run innings in the fourth and fifth. Tyler Dordan drove in six runs

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Tigers gain ground for District meet


As a golf professional, few know better than Taft High boys coach Mark Swift how fickle the game can be. Downright frustrating, even. Imagine being a coach. Swift watched helplessly last week as the Tigers digressed on the course in their hunt for a state playoff spot, but remained hopeful to close out their season-long quest. “We found ourselves regressing with the respect to scoring on the course. No one played well at either Seaside or Oak Knoll,” Swift said. Taft played on back-toback days, Monday, April 28, at Seaside and Tuesday, April 29, at Oak Knoll in Independence, and struggled in both tournaments. “We still seem to be letting shots get away around the green and near the hole,” Swift said. “Short game will be a huge emphasis over the next two weeks as we will be playing for the second seed at state.” In the match with the most meaning, an Oregon West Conference tournament on Tuesday, Stayton rode a tournament-low 85 from Mike Windsor to claim the team title. Stayton, the favorite to win the conference’s top spot at state, won the event at 386, followed by Newport, 413; Taft, 446; Cascade, 451; and Central 474. Tyler Fisher led the Tigers with a 97, followed by Keaton Fisher, 102; Evan Stanfill, 114; Zander King, 133; and Connor Anderson, 146. “If we don’t get it together soon, we will miss state as a team,” Swift said. “We will have fallen short of one of our original goals for the season.” Taft played Monday, May 5, in another league match at Trysting Tree in Corvallis (past the News Guard print deadline. Follow results at thenewsguard. com), and plays today, May 7, in the Oregon High School Championships on the same course. The District Championships are scheduled Monday and Tuesday, May 12-13, at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, the Tigers’ home course.

for the Cubs. Henry Lahti had two hits and three RBI to lead Taft, which scored eight runs on seven hits while stranding nine base runners. Pete Lahti, Rylan Fisher, Steere, Knott and Salsbery had the Tigers’ other hits. Two days earlier, Newport beat host Taft 4-2 behind winner Jace Duty, who struck out eight and surrendered just four hits. Henry Lahti had three hits for Taft, and Knott the other. “We are young,” Hankins said. “We’re working on mental toughness right now, but they’re getting it. We’re in every single game that we play.” The Tigers were scheduled to play Cascade on Monday, May 4 (past print deadline. Follow the results at, and host Stayton at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Taft is at Philomath on Friday, May 9, and hosts Central on Monday, May 12.



Keitra Mason, left, hits one deep, while Kelsey Wilkinson slides home safely during a Taft victory last week.

Rival Newport puts clamps on Tigers JIM FOSSUM

When the Taft High softball team next meets Newport in the regularseason finale May 14, it will be the final time the longtime rivals play each other as members of the Class 4A Oregon West Conference. Not one to shy away from a challenge, the Tigers welcome the chance to face the Cubs and premier ace senior pitcher Kristin Cochran one final time after dropping two games last week. While Taft fell twice to Newport, it won league matchups with Central and Cascade to move to 15-4 and 6-3 in league play as the schedule now calls for rubber games to be played in the league’s three-game series format. The Cubs, however, stand 7-2 in conference action (13-4 overall) entering the week and gave the Tigers a taste of what they might be up against by taking two games, beginning with a 8-1 win Monday at Newport. “We were able to get our bats on the ball against Cochran, but we just hit everything right to a defender,” Taft

coach Dave Broderick said. Cochran held Taft to two hits – a leadoff single by sophomore center fielder Kelsey Wilkinson, who scored the Tigers’ only run on a groundout by senior catcher Keitra Mason and a single by outfielder Charli Haft in the second. Taft stranded four runners behind McCardell, who Broderick said appeared to be off her game, getting hit hard while walking six. She struck out seven and surrendered seven hits, the key blow being a two-run home run to Cochran and two run-scoring doubles. McCardell was sharper two days later on the Tigers’ home field, but Cochran was just as effective after Taft defeated Central in a makeup game Tuesday. “’It was disappointing the way the schedule played out last week,” Broderick said. “Traditionally, my girls have always worked hard between Newport games to adjust and we come back and play them well, but with playing four

games in a week, we didn’t get to practice.” Cochran, who already has signed to play with a Division I college, came out Wednesday easily throwing on the mid 60s, Broderick said. She struck out 14 and allowed a single to Wilkinson and double to Mason. McCardell surrendered five hits, striking out five and walking four. “Newport hit Katie better than anyone has this year,” Broderick said. “I don’t think she had her best game, but I think she’ll bounce back during the third round with them.” Meanwhile, a day earlier, in the Tuesday, April 29, at Central, Taft jumped out early when shortstop Hannah Ray walked and Mason drove her in with a line shot to center. Senior Taylor Adams scored after reaching on an error when second baseman Emily Broderick moved her to second on a sacrifice and third baseman Ayla Reed singled. Junior first baseman BillyAnn Stempel singled to left in the


sixth and scored on a homer by Mason over the centerfield fence. Taft got the bats going in a 13-3 win over Cascade on Friday, May 2, at Taft after the Cougars jumped on top 2-0. Ray and Mason doubled following a leadoff walk to Wilkinson and McCardell singled to give Taft the lead. Sierra Picard, BillyAnn Stempel, Reed, Wilkinson, Mason, McCardell, Adams, Broderick and Ray all contributed to the scoring in a big fifth inning. “We saw a glimpse of the big offense this team was consistently bringing to the plate early in the season,” Broderick said. “I think the team was a little wore down this week and tired from playing four with no practice time. I’m hoping the Cascade game will remind my girls of how good they really are at the plate and gives them the spark they need to finish strong down the stretch.” Taft was at Cascade on Monday, May 5 (past print deadline. Follow results at, is at Stayton, Wednesday, May 7, and is at Philomath on Thursday, May 8.

Like most coaches, Taft High track’s Tim Dressler believes season-ending competition best determines a team’s progress for putting a closing period on a year of hard work. Make that an exclamation point. Following competition last week, Dressler said he believes his team has shown enough progress to excel at Districts in Philomath and advance to the state tournament as a team. “Everything we do is to gear us towards success at Districts,” Dressler said. “Taft is gearing up for a very impressive meet. I am excited to be able to sit back and watch their hard work pay off.” That work paid dividends Friday, May 2, at the Stayton Twilight Invitational, where the host Warriors pronounced themselves the team to beat by winning the boys competition and placing second to Cottage Grove in the girls. “We had great marks and hard-working athletes,” Dressler said. The Taft boys even outscored the host Eagles, a rare accomplishment in recent memory for the Tigers against league competition. “It has been quite a few years since we have been able to outscore other teams, especially teams in our league,” he said. “We have always had a very competitive league.” Dressler cited the performance of Emily Welch, who posted personal-bests in the shot put and discus. “Her form and technique is getting better and she has tremendous potential in her throwing events,” he said. “She is continually getting better.” Also performing well, Dressler said, was Olivia Peabody, who had a career-best throw in the javelin. “Her personal record [by more than 10 feet] was impressive, but it also shows that she has a lot more to give in this event,” Dressler said. Sarahi Herver continued to lead the girls with her top effort in the long jump. On the boys side, Josh Wright and Mason Aguirre continued their improvement as team leaders and gave Taft hopes of faring well at Districts on Monday, May 12. Aguirre ran two impressive races for the Tigers, Dressler said, led by a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run against “two very fast athletes.” Taft is scheduled to compete Friday, May 9, at Toledo in its final preparation for Districts. Follow the game results at thenewsguard. com.

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Charlie Womack has become a familiar figure in front of his shop at the Seven Gables Cottages.


The Seven Gables Cottages sit across Highway 101 from the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

An historic marker gives visitors a brief history of the Seven Gables Cottages. The marker is at the Cottages’ southeast parking area.

Seven Gables Cottages endure time, changes JEREMY C. RUARK

Chances are if you drive Highway 101 through Lincoln City you’ve gotten a friendly wave from Charlie Womack. He has become a fixture in front of his business, Treasures of the Sea. Womack is one of five tenants at the Seven Gables Cottages, a former motel transformed into a small business complex. Womack has been in business

at the cottages for 14 years. “This is a quaint little building that has been here forever and everyone knows where it is,” he said. “The main thing that has kept me here for 14 years is that I don’t have to be here for a living. This is more like a retirement job to keep myself busy. It keeps me involved with people. I love people.” When the weather is good, Womack frequently sits outside his shop waiting for customers and waving to passersby.

“I see lots of things from my vantage point, but mostly that people are happy,” he said. “Some will come by to shop, others wave and smile as they drive by. Many of them recognize me when I am someplace else as the guy that sits in front of the Seven Gables with the big straw hat on waving at people.” Henry Rojo operates his barbershop at the cottages. “I’ve been cutting hair for 51 years,” he said. “I enjoy this job

and the people that come with it. The Gables Cottages is definitely a tourist attraction, and I’d like to see it stay forever.” The cottages were built in the late 1920s as a motel. Five cottages fronted Highway 101. Two others were built on the hillside west of the highway with an elevator that took guests to the cottages. Houses have since replaced the hillside cottages. The five remaining units were converted to small businesses in the 1960s. Today, Treasures

of the Sea, Dale Maximilian Roller Law Office, Rebecca’s Nail Saloon, RJH Gaming and Henry’s Barber Shop occupy the cottages. Glen Torrance and his wife, Toby, have owned the complex since 1985, when they purchased it for $150,000. Torrance said they’ve invested about $250,000 over the years to maintain the complex and want to keep it running. “We have had lots of opportuSee GABLES, Page B6

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The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market is set up outside the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Farmers, crafters market moves outdoors with new look JEREMY C. RUARK

The Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market has taken on a new look following its annual move this month from inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center to its front lawn at 540 N.E. Highway 101. Megan Gill, president of the Market’s board of directors, said the event draws from 1,500 to 2,000 people

Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market • Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Lincoln City Cultural Center front lawn 540 N.E Highway 101 • 541-994-9994 each Sunday through the summer. “It is a wonderful event supported by

locals and visitors,” she said. “Everyone can see it because we are set up right alongside Highway 101. We get people from all over the world.” The market was launched by a group of local artists in 2006. This spring and See MARKET, Page B6

Taft High 7-12 students Hunter Bishop and Eneki Trujillo have always liked working with their hands, combining their thoughts with the ability to physically produce something they can call their own and put their stamp of approval on. Today, they’re applying their skills for what they hope will one day be for the betterment of man. JIM FOSSUM/THE NEWS GUARD The third annual Oregon Sixth-graders from Oceanlake Elementary School participate with Taft High Regional Mastudents recently in building robots for competition in a regional event Satrine Advanced urday, May 10, at Taft High 7-12. Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Opermove on to the nationals in ated Vehicle (ROV ) CompetiJune in Michigan. tion, scheduled Saturday, May “I’ve always liked building • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 10, at the Lincoln City Comthings and doing all the wirmunity Center, will include Saturday May 10 ing and electronic stuff, and middle school, high school got started in Lego Robotics,” • Lincoln City and college students from Trujillo said. “In ROV, you get Community Center across the region. to build everything ourselves, 2150 N.E. Oak Place The Taft eighth-graders, so I decided to get into that.” Lincoln City participating in the Navigator Contestants work through • 541-994-2131 class, comprise one of several See ROBOTICS, Page B6 local teams that will vie to

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

Bernie and Petra

Petra the Havanese hero dog Bernie says “Petra is Cindy’s dog.” Clearly, no one has convinced Petra. During my visit to the Ertell’s home, the little Havanese companion dog did significant lap-hopping, spending about equal time with each of her humans. My guess is if you asked Petra, she would claim “dual loyalty.” When the Ertells brought their strikingly beautiful puppy home for a trial stay at Christmas eight years ago, they wanted an unusual name for her. They named her after a fashion model, a Christian band and one of the original 12 disciples. While she looks more like a wispy eight-pound cloud than a stone, her name, Petra, means rock. There are no disparities in her silky white coat, but the coal black eyes with their surrounding mascara-like rings, black lips and nose set themselves apart in contrast. Little did Bernie and Cindy know her name would be such an excellent descriptor of her character. One morning, while Cindy was at work, Bernie was preparing to take his prescription medication and went to the cabinet to get it as usual. Little Petra got up in his face to keep him from reaching his drugs. Again, Bernie tried to take his medication, only to have Petra repeat her performance and stop him. Three or four times when Bernie reached for his dosage of meds, Petra managed to prevent it by being right in Bernie’s face. Finally, Bernie thought, there must be some reason God does not want me taking this medicine today. Petra realized what Bernie did not – Bernie was experiencing a health crisis. Along with Bernie’s prescription drugs, he had been taking some over the counter non-steroidal medications. The combination of pharmaceuticals had caused multiple organ systems in his body to fail. The prescription medication Petra kept Bernie from taking is cleared from the body by the kidneys. Since Bernie’s kidneys had shut down, his system now contained toxic levels of the potent drug. The doctor told Bernie that had he taken that one additional dose, it likely would have been fatal. Petra was not through being a hero that morning. Bernie was not aware that, on the inside, his body had quit working. When he opened the door to let Petra outside to take care of her personal business, Bernie passed out. When he fell, he broke two bones in his right leg and seven bones in his foot. Bernie transitioned in and out of consciousness. The leg fracture was compound. Bernie was alert enough to know he had a broken leg. With the door open to the outside and Bernie on the floor, Petra went seeking help for her injured friend. It required crawling under two sets of steps and under a deck, but eventually Petra found a neighbor in his backyard. Unfortunately, the neighbor just sent the agitated Petra back home through a shared gate. The neighbor acknowledged later noticing the Ertell’s door was open, but not looking closely enough to see Bernie on the floor. Later in the morning, a friend called to invite Bernie to a movie. It was the ringing of the phone that made Bernie aware of the phones location – above his head, but within his reach. He was then able to call Cindy and start the process of getting help. Petra, the rock, got to spend a few days with her brother, who lives with Cindy’s father, while Bernie was in the hospital recovering from his broken bones and getting his system recharged and purged of it toxicities. Superheroes don’t always wear leotards and red capes. Sometimes they look like a bundle of fur on the end of a leash. If you’re lucky, they jump in your lap and lick your face. Karen R. Hessen is a retired mail carrier who lives in Seaside and Forest Grove. She may be reached at To have your own animal tales considered for publication in “Out of the Ark,” contact Karen at the email address above.

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 Alcoholics Anony-

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. mous 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 Community breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon the first Sunday of each month at the Panther Creek Community Center, 655

Wayside Loop in Otis. Adults $5.50, Children under 11 $3. For details, call 541-996-9261.

Wednesday, May 7 Alzheimer’s and other Dementia support group for caregivers fro 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, 3043 N.E. 28th St., Lincoln City. For information, call 541996-7328. Auxiliary sponsored book sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital cafeteria, 3043 N.E. 28th St., Lincoln City. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary, in cooperation with Bob’s Beach Books, sale will focus on books and gift items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and summer reading for kids. For more details, call 541-994-3661. Lincoln City Arts Committee meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the Fischer Room at Drifwood Public Library, 801 S.W. Highway 101. For details, call 5412996-2151.

Thursday, May 8 Free blood pressure screenings 1 to 3 p.m. at Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 801 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Drop-ins are welcome. Call, 541-9967480 for details.

Friday, May 9

Neskowin Valley School Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. at 10005 Slab Creek Rd. in Neskowin. For more information, call 503-392-3124.

Saturday, May 10

Day Special Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Moms eat free. For more details, call Chuck Cusenza at 541-994-1290.

information, call 541996-7171.

Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. Call 541-994-9994 for information.

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 oregoncoastbusiness. com/Lincoln for more information.

Monday, May 12 “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. The Lincoln County Addictions, Prevention, and Recovery Committee meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at the Newport Public Library at 35 N.W. Nye St. For information, call 541265-0441.

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.

Wednesday, May 14 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.

Thursday, May 15 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 541-574-6534. 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

Neskowin Valley School Open House from 10 a.m. to noon at 10005 Slab Creek Rd. in Neskowin. For more information, call 503-392-3124. Unity by the Sea Angels Round the World from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about angels and how to bring them into your life. Call 541 6140688 or email marie. for reservations.

Sunday, May 11 Panther Creek Community Center Mother’s

Monday, May 26 “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- 994-2800.

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 503392-3124.

June 14 Lincoln City’s 24th Annual Sprint Triathlon. For information, call 541-994-2131.

Monday, May 19

Devils Lake Dash, at Regatta Grounds Park at Devils Lake inn Lincoln City. Jet ski races for all ages and skill levels. See Devils Lake Dash on FaceBook for details.

Thursday, May 22

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

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Tuesday, May 20 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 541996-6450. Lincoln City Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. Lincoln City Hall, 801 S.W. Highway 101. For agenda details, call 541-996-2151.

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

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

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

PLACES OF WORSHIP IN LINCOLN CITY Pacific Baptist Church Lighting the way home

• Worshiping God • Following Jesus •Serving People Sunday School: 9:00 am

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Early Worship Services: 9 -10:30am Second Service: 10:45-12:15pm (Activities for Children during both Services)


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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.

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

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Public Notices NG14-050 Correction: In the Lincoln County Voters’ Pamphlet for the May 20, 2014 Primary Election, the correct spelling for Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 3 candidate is “Joe Hitselberger”. And in his “Occupational Background”, it should read “Ranch Manager, Hitselberger Ranch”. NG14-027 The Siletz Keys Sanitary District Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Monday, except for government holidays, at 1:30 pm at the K-GB-LB Water District Office at 6595 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach. NG14-053 PUBLIC NOTICE FEMA 4169-DR-OR The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by Severe Winter Storms occurring from February 6 to 10, 2014. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. \’a4\’a4 51215206. Under a major disaster declaration (FEMA4169-DR-OR) signed by the President on April 4, 2014, the following counties have been designated adversely affected by the disaster

This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are located in or affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain, and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. Such activities may adversely affect the historic property, floodplain or wetland, or may result in continuing vulnerability to flood damage. Presidential Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 require that all federal actions in or affecting the floodplain or wetlands be reviewed for opportunities to relocate, and evaluated for social, economic, historical, environmental, legal and safety considerations. Where there is no opportunity to relocate, FEMA is required to undertake a detailed review to determine what measures can be taken to minimize future damages. The public is invited to participate in the process of identifying alternatives and analyzing their impacts. FEMA has determined that for certain types of facilities there are normally no alternatives to restoration in the floodplain/wetland. These are facilities that meet all of the following criteria: 1) FEMA’s estimate of the cost of repairs is less than 50% of the cost to replace the entire facility, and is less than $100,000; 2) the facility is not located in a floodway; 3) the facility has not sustained major structural damage in a previous Presidentially declared flooding disaster or emergency; and 4) the facility is not critical (e.g., the facility is not a hospital, generating plant, emergency operations center, or a facility that contains dangerous materials). FEMA intends to provide assistance for the restoration of these facilities to their pre-disaster condition, except that certain measures to mitigate the effects of future flooding or other hazards may be included in the work. For example, a bridge or culvert restoration may include a larger waterway opening to decrease the risk of future washouts. For routine activities, this will be the only public notice provided. Other activities and those involving facilities that do not meet the four criteria are required to undergo more detailed review, including study of alternate locations. Subsequent public notices regarding such projects will be

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In many cases, an applicant may have started facility restoration before federal involvement. Even if the facility must undergo detailed review and analysis of alternate locations, FEMA will fund eligible restoration at the original location if the facility is functionally dependent on its floodplain location (e.g., bridges and flood control facilities), or the project facilitates an open space use, or the facility is an integral part of a larger network that is impractical or uneconomical to relocate, such as a road. In such cases, FEMA must also examine the possible effects of not restoring the facility, minimize floodplain/ wetland impacts, and determine both that an overriding public need for the facility clearly outweighs the Executive Order requirements to avoid the floodplain/ wetland, and that the site is the only practicable alternative. State of Oregon and local officials will confirm to FEMA that proposed actions comply with all applicable State and local floodplain management and wetland protection requirements. FEMA also intends to provide HMGP funding to the State of Oregon to mitigate future disaster damages. These projects may include construction of new facilities, modification of existing, undamaged facilities, relocation of facilities out of floodplains, demolition of structures, or other types of projects to mitigate future disaster damages. In the course of developing project proposals, subsequent public notices will be published if necessary, as more specific information becomes available. The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. Those actions or activities affecting buildings, structures, districts or objects 50 years or older or that affect archeological sites or undisturbed ground will require further review to determine if the property is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). If the property is determined to be eligible for the NRHP, and FEMA’s undertaking will adversely affect it, FEMA will provide additional public notices. For historic properties not adversely affected by FEMA’s undertaking, this will be the only public notice. As noted, this may be the only public notice regarding the abovedescribed actions under the PA and HMGP programs. Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 130 228th St SW, Bothell, WA, Attn: Mark Eberlein, or calling 425487-4600. Comments to this notice should be sent in writing to Mark Eberlein, Environmental & Historic Preservation Advisor, at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

NG14-052 NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Salishan Sanitary District, Lincoln County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at 100 Salishan Drive, Gleneden Beach, OR.


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The meeting will take place on the 20th day of May 2014 at 10:00 AM. The purpose is to receive the budget message and document of the district. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after MAY 20, 2014 at 100 Salishan Drive, Gleneden Beach, OR, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss

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decedent died intestate in the City of Gleneden Beach, Lincoln County, State of Oregon, on February 25, 2014. Administration proceedings for the decedent’s estate have commenced in the referenced matter; Tamera V. Meisner has been appointed Administrator. All persons having a

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nities to sell the property,” he said. “The land itself is quite popular. Some people want to tear down the cottages and develop the land, but the cottages are a Lincoln City landmark with people coming back year after year to shop and visit. So, we want to keep them looking the same and as is.” Torrance said each cottage still has it original working fireplace. Torrance said he plans to take advantage of the City’s urban renewal funding to repaint the cottages and resurface the parking lot this summer. “We keep the rents down to make it affordable for businesses to be there,” he said.

summer, the outdoor market will offer a food court and stage for live music at the north end of the property. “We wanted to make it more comfortable and convenient for those folks who visit the market,” Gill said. There are more than 70 vendors signed up for the outdoor market. “This market gives people the opportunity to purchase farm-fresh produce and find handmade items that they might not be able to find anywhere else,” she said. The Market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. “We are also planning to be open on Saturdays on the weekends of Memorial Day, the Lincoln City Kite Festival in June, the Pirates Festival and Labor Day,” she said. “We hope to grow with the Center. We have a good partnership with them.” The market, which closed last Sunday due to weather, returns to the inside of the Cultural Center in October. For more information, call 541-9949994.


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problems, troubleshoot and operate devices they remotely control from the pool deck to explore the pool bottom in hopes of helping develop robots that will one day assist in oceanic endeavors. They confront various mission tasks with attachments that pick up items for the bottom that are numbered to identify various shipwrecks, Bishop said. “The theme this year is discovering and documenting shipwrecks in Thunder Bay of Lake Michigan,” Taft instructor Noah Lambie said. “Students will have to bring cargo to the surface and examine information in the shipwrecks.” Last year, the Ranger team, led by junior Cayden Fitch, advanced to the international competition in Federal Way, Wash.


Hunter Bishop, left, and Eneki Trujillo will compete in the Navigator division with hopes of advancing to nationals in Michigan. Participants in the Scout classification can look at the pool while operating the ROV, while Navigator and Ranger classes must use an onboard camera to guide them, Lambie said. The competition is one of several regional MATE ROV events held annually around the world. The goal of the competitions is to expose young people to the science, technology, engineering, and math

(STEM) skills that are used by oceanographers and marine technicians involved in Ocean Observing Systems, such as those deployed off the Oregon and Washington coasts. The data collection devices help researchers monitor everything from ocean health to underwater earthquakes. They rely on underwater robots or ROVs to assist in the deployment and maintenance of key


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equipment. The students-build and operate the robots and are required to complete a series of complex tasks in the pool, such as manipulating props designed to replicate real-life underwater sensors used in the ocean environment. Tasks involve servicing scientific equipment underwater, replacing old instruments with new ones, and installing power cables. The student teams are also often required to present posters detailing their ROV design and construction, and provide an engineering presentation for judges. Dozens of volunteers help run the competition, serve as judges or provide support such as divers in the pool who re-set the props after each teams’ attempt. The volunteers include educators, researchers, engineers and marine technology professionals.


came a gathering place for a colony of local artists. She also helped The Chessman Gallery at the start other art organizations along Lincoln City Cultural Center will the Coast, such as the Yaquina Art host an art exhibit exploring the life Association and the Coos Bay Art and work of painter, teacher and art Association. advocate Maude Walling Wanker Between 1930 and 1940, Wanker May 9 to June 9. An opening painted almost 100 depicreception will be held from tions of Oregon’s historical 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at sites, traveling throughout the Center. the state to record them Wanker, born in 1882 in before they disappeared. Lake Oswego, studied art Her work is represented at the Museum Art School in many public and private with Clara Jane Stephens; at collections, including the the Art Institute of Chicago Oregon Historical Sociin 1936 with John Bernard ety, the Capitol Collection Hinshaw; at the University in Salem, the La Grande COURTESY PHOTO Library, and the Hallie Ford of Oregon with Steinhof; Maude Walling Museum of Art, at Willamette and in Vienna. She specialWanker ized in watercolors and oils. University. Wanker grew up in the Wanker died in 1970 in Tualatin Valley, where she sketched Lincoln City. as a child. She moved to the Oregon The Chessman Gallery is located Coast and devoted much of her orinside the Lincoln City Cultural ganizational skills to the creation of Center, 540 N.E. Highway 101. Hours the Lincoln County Art Association are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesin 1941 and the Lincoln Art Center day through Monday. in 1942. In 1945, she opened The Paint For more information, call 541Box Gallery, now the Connie Hansen 994-9994, or visit lincolncity-culturGarden, in Lincoln City, which

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