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“KICKIN’ SAND AND TELLIN’ LIES,” Linfield College’s play based on a collection of interviews with Pacific City’s famed dorymen (and women) put a wrap on a series of performances with a free presentation sponsored by the Pacific City Arts Association on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Kiawanda Community Center to a full house. “It was a very good effort — especially considering that none of the cast had been out on the ocean,” said Dorymen’s Association co-chair Paul Hanneman, who was amongst the dorymen present for the performance. For more information on the PCAA, whose mission is to enrich the artistic and cultural life of the Nestucca Valley, focusing on the village of Pacific City, visit www.

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Don your festive wear and celebrate the holiday season with us at the Fe stival oF tre e s - admire the brightly decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces and more that will be auctioned off to benefit the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Tickets available at the Pioneer Museum beginning November 16.

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December 5 open until 7 p.m. Festival oF trees is the Museum’s main fundraising event. this year’s proceeds will go towards installation of new flooring in the Main and North Galleries. thank you to our angel sponsors: tlC Federal Credit Union and Ktil radio. trees supplied by Bewley Creek Nobles and Mark Weber. Event catered by Nelia Serapion of the Pacific Restaurant in Tillamook. For further details, call 503-842-4553. • the Pioneer Museum is located at 2106 2nd st., tillamook.

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SANTA CLAUS comes to Pacific City Saturday, Dec. 8 as part of the Chamber’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. The event, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will also feature the music of Martin Hemens and free pictures with Santa.


A Decision or Another Delay? OPAC, TSPAC to address possible ocean energy sites By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun


ou may have heard this refrain before, but decisions on just what areas of Oregon’s territorial sea will be declared open to development at the hands of ocean energy developers loom on the horizon. Next up is a meeting by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council on Dec. 4 that will see OPAC address the issue of Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan. The group has been charged with developing their own set of site recommendations — a process that is scheduled to happen concurrently with the Department of Land Conservation and Develpment’s Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee’s own efforts. On the (draft) agenda for the OPAC meeting, which will be an all-day session starting at 9 a.m. at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer Mess Hall, is officer elections for 2013-14, an update from the governor’s office, a briefing on TSPAC work, public comment at 1 p.m., and a discussion on how OPAC will move looking forward. In a previous TSPAC meeting, OPAC representative (and TSPAC member) David Allen, who will also be making a presentation at the meeting, said that OPAC has the option of accepting TSPAC’s proposal of the sites or coming up with one of their own. For TSPAC’s own part, they will attempt to come up with final site recommendations at a meeting on Dec. 6 at Salishan Lodge, also starting at 9 a.m. It’s a promise of a resolution, but it isn’t the first. TSPAC first sought to come to a final determination at its Oct. 25 meeting in Florence. But with the multitude of issues, as well as the alternative sites suggested, it was not to be. And try number two on Nov. 16 in Newport? No dice there either. It was at that meeting that initially the much maligned Pacific CityNeskowin site that has attracted so much opposition appeared scratched from the list, a perception that TSPAC member and co-chair of the Fishemen’s Advisory Committe of Tillamook Linda Buell said was fueled by a lack of discussion of the site. But alas, it’s not over until the fat lady sings — and in this case, according to Buell, it was representatives from the ocean energy industry that sang the loudest. Buell said that the industry longs for more sites that aren’t already committed to development. She said that the industry is seeking greater opportunity than the

three sites that TSPAC has supported to date. But that’s not the end of their aspirations, she says. “They really want it to be close to an (electrical) substation so as not to have to spend so much money, but there’s things more valuable than money,” she said, pointing towards the storied history of Pacific City’s dory fleet. The Pacific City Dorymen’s Association, in a Nov. 14 memo sent to TSPAC, said that a wave energy designation south of Haystack Rock and north of Cascade head would impact “a majority of the recreational and commercial fishery, 60 percent of the recreational halibut fishery, 70 percent of the recreational and commercial crab fishery, anadromous fish migrations to and from the Nestucca River, the viewshed for nine miles (plus/minus) of coastline, (and) the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Nestucca Spit State Wayside. “The proposed location of a wave energy facility between cape Lookout and Cascade Head likely presents the greatest negative impact to any area on the Oregon Coast,” the statement concludes. But there is some good news for those opposed to an ocean energy development here. The current TSPAC proposal is to shrink the Pacific CityNeskowin site further by fixing its northern boundary to south of the mouth of Nestucca Bay, in deference to the area’s salmon run. But even that is not enough to address the area’s fisheries. Dorymen’s Association cochair Paul Hanneman told the Sun that could still leave fishermen high and dry. The issue, he said, is that if inclement conditions strike during a fishing voyage a wave energy buoy could require dorymen to travel around the impediments — and that could spell disaster for a safe return. “(It) presents a hazard to navigation,” Hanneman said. “Our main part of the season (is during) prevailing northwest winds. We don’t need anymore hazards in that sector down there.” And Buell backed up his concerns. “(Because of their limited range) those boats can’t go a long ways like the boats out of Garibaldi,” she said. “They have to stay close. To take half of their fishing (area away) is irresponsible.” Currently, TSPAC has pledged its support to Camp Rilea, a Warrenton area site the military wants to see developed in the name of energy indepen-

dence in the event of emergency; the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center site located north of Newport, which includes a small testing facility but could be expanded for an actual ocean energy development; and a development in Reedsport that was approved prior to a memorandum of understanding between Oregon and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has the ultimate authority of saying yea or nay on any development in the territorial sea and beyond. At large TSPAC committee member and Pacific City resident Dave Yamamoto, who has spearheaded the concerns of residents whose views could be interrupted by an ocean energy installation, said that he recognizes the ocean industry’s concern. “The sites decided (on by TSPAC) are not really open and developable by (additional) ocean energy companies,” he said. Yamamoto added that, it’s because of this that the governor’s office is looking for TSPAC to look at earnestly supporting additional sites — a request that led to a renewed discussion of the Pacific City site. Still, in a vote based on a color-coded system of site preference, Buell said that all except ocean energy advocates were lukewarm to opposed to an ocean energy development in the Pacific City area. A piece to any final determination is the bounty that potentially awaits wave energy companies on the south coast of Oregon. It’s there that the equally contentious Langlois site, which rests near Coos Bay has attracted the ire of fishermen. Buell said that according to a map released by ocean energy advocates, the South Coast offers the best wave energy potential. And Langlois? They, too, boast a nearby electrical substation. Besides the issue of crafting areas deemed appropriate for possible development, one of the big issues is that of community response. And while there isn’t evidence that the agencies will respond to the call, there is growing pressure to slow down the process to allow for more feedback. A case in point, is a mid-November resolution passed by the Association of Oregon Counties, which states their support for extending the process to “(ensure) widespread citizen involvement and input in all phases of the process.” For more information on upcoming meetings and the Territorial Sea Plan process, visit


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Europe lauds Pelican’s brews T he Pelican Pub & Brewery won four awards at the European Beer Star competition — with Tsunami Stout and Stormwatcher’s Winterfest capturing gold, and India Pelican Ale and Mother of All Storms silver. “All of us here at the Pelican are thrilled and surprised to have such a terrific showing at the Beer Star! It is truly an honor for Pelican beers to be recognized at the European Beer Star,” said Darron Welch, Brewmaster of the Pelican Pub & Brewery. “To earn a pair each of Gold and Silver medals is an amazing accomplishment!” Now in its ninth year, the European Beer Star competition featured 1,366 beers tasted from 45 countries submitted in 50 different categories. Held in Munich, Germany, the event is open to all breweries worldwide with consideration given to types of beers originating in Europe. Beers were judged in one of 50 categories and the number of beers entered increased by 22 percent from 2011 to 2012. Tsunami Stout’s gold medal was

won in the Dry Stout category and Stormwatcher’s Winterfest in the Ultra Strong Beer Category. India Pelican Ale won its silver in the India Pale Ale category and Mother of All Storms in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category. For more information, visit www. The Pelican Pub & Brewery’s oceanfront facility includes an outdoor patio and banquet room with unobstructed views of Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. Celebrating its 15th year in Pacific City, the Pelican has created numerous award-winners such as Kiwanda Cream Ale, which was named to DRAFT Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World of 2008, 2009 and 2010. Other awardwinning brews include India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish-Style Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. The three-time Great American Beer Festival “Brewpub of the Year” winner is open seven days a week. For more information, call 503-9657007 or visit

TBCC awarded $8,000 grant Tillamook Bay Community College has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Lumina Foundation to work with Project Oregon Reverse Transfer to extend the college’s efforts to identify qualified students. The grant is a portion of the Lumina Foundation’s recent $450,000 grant award to Oregon’s public colleges and universities. “Credit When It’s Due” is a two-year grant to offer students the option of obtaining an Associate Degree through “Reverse Transfer.” TBCC’s grant money will determine criteria to be used by TBCC in identifying eligible reverse transfer students, create a Memorandum of Understanding between TBCC and Portland State University, obtain permission from eligible students to share university transcript information with TBCC, and create a degree audit procedure to notify students of their potential to earn a TBCC Associate Degree. The pilot program includes a joint collaboration between the Oregon

Department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development and the Oregon University System. Reverse Transfer recognizes students’ achievements with an associate’s degree after they have transferred to a four-year school and have accumulated the credits needed to fulfill the two-year degree program requirements. “Some students can get discouraged after they transfer to a four-year college/ university and see more years ahead of them, before they get a degree” said Melody Rose, OUS vice chancellor for academic strategies. “With the tough job market continuing in Oregon, reverse transfer degrees can give an extra edge to recent graduates.” The eventual goal for Project Oregon Reverse Transfer will be the state-wide implementation at all 17 Oregon community colleges and all seven Oregon University System Campuses. For more information about the “Reverse Transfer” program contact Michele Burton at 503-842-8222, ext. 1110.

Should We Wave ‘Hi’ to Ocean Energy? The Pacific City-Woods Community Planning Advisory Committee is conducting an online survey designed to elicit the community’s opinion on a proposed renewable ocean energy site south of Pacific City and north of Neskowin. Those interested in sharing their opinions can do so by visiting www. The deadline to participate in the survey is Sunday, Dec. 2 at midnight to allow time for the group to tabulate the results and forward them to both the

Ocean Policy Advisory Committee and the Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee, who will be considering potential sites later than week. The OPAC meeting is Dec. 4 in Tillamook and the TSPAC meeting Dec. 6 at Salishan Lodge. (See story on page 4 for more information on the meetings.) The survey is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who resides, owns property or operates a business within the Pacific City-Woods community growth boundary.

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Collection aims to warm up the needy Area needy families will have the garments necessary to keep warm this winter if two Pacific City companies have their way. Both the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive, and Shorepine Properties, 5975 Shore Pine Drive, are holding a winter clothing drive in an effort to collect cool weather garments for those in need. The drive is hoping for any items that can help warm those in need as wintry weather hits. Coats, mittens,

scarves, hats and slippers are all good ideas. In addition, the Inn at Cape Kiwanda is accepting food donations. Deadline is Dec. 20 at which time all donations will be handed over to the South Tillamook County Christmas Basket Program, which will distribute the items in advance of Christmas. For more information, call the Inn at Cape Kiwanda at 503-965-7001 or Shorepine Properties at 888-965-7801.

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AREA CHURCHES BEAVER COMMUNITY CHURCH, 24675 Hwy. 101 S., Beaver. 503-398-5508. E-mail: A nondenominational Bible-believing church that loves families. Weekly Sunday School all ages, 9:45; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; High School Youth Group, 6 p.m.


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CLOVERDALE BAPTIST CHURCH, 34464 Bridge Street, Cloverdale. 503-392-3104. Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer at 7 p.m. COUNTRYSIDE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 19005 Hwy. 101 S., Cloverdale. 503-398-5454. Sunday school 9:45, Sunday worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. HEALING WATERS BIBLE CHURCH 41505 Oretown Road East, Cloverdale, 503-392-3001. Come worship in the Pentecostal tradition. Adult and children Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday church service at 10:30 a.m. HEBO CHRISTIAN CENTER, 31350 Hwy. 101 S, Hebo. 503392-3585. Sunday school 9:15 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday night 6:30 p.m. NESTUCCA VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 35305 Brooten Road, Pacific City OR (503) 965-6229. 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship; Friday 10 a.m. Bible Study. NESTUCCA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 38000 Hwy 101, Cloverdale, (3 miles north of Pacific City) 503-3924111. Pastor Greg Brothers. Services Saturday 9:30 a.m.-noon. Fellowship Dinner every week following services. All visitors welcome. PACIFIC COAST BIBLE CHURCH, 35220 Brooten Road, Pacific City. 503-965-7222/503-812-1106.  E-mail: pcbcpastordan@ A Bible-believing/Christ-centered Church. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 11 a.m., Youth group 4 p.m. on alternating Sundays. Also Weekly Bible Studies. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 34560 Parkway Drive, Cloverdale. 503-392-3685. Weekend mass: Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. WINEMA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 5195 WiNeMa Road, Cloverdale, OR. E-mail: Proclaiming the Word of God in the historic Chapel on WiNeMa Camp Campus. Sunday Worship at 10:45 a.m. with Bible School at 9:30 a.m.

Tillamook County Family Health Centers Why Choose Tillamook County Health Centers? • Affordability: We are very affordable family clinics in Tillamook County! We take pride in making our services cost effective. We work with local pharmacies to provide the least expensive yet most effective treatments. • Accessibility: Tillamook Central Health Clinic offers walk-in appointments on a daily basis. We offer very flexible schedules so you can be seen quickly when you are sick and not have to wait weeks for follow-up appointments. • Quality: We have a diverse and highly skilled medical team of full-time physicians and mid-level providers who work together to deliver optimal care. Our providers have backgrounds from pediatrics to women’s health to worker’s injuries. • We accept all insurance plans including Oregon Health Plan, Medicare and all private insurance plans, and provide services on a discounted scale.

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SANTA will make an early stop at “The Home of the Dory Fleet,” when the jolly old elf visits Pelican Pub & Brewery during “Breakfast with Santa,” Saturday, Dec. 15, 8-11 a.m. Photos with Santa will be available as well a full breakfast menu. Call 503-965-7007 for more information.

TCCC seeks grant applicants The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition is soliciting requests from Tillamook County citizens and organizations interested in developing projects that celebrate the arts, humanities, and heritage of the county. To be considered, projects must address one or more of the following: education, community art, heritage, the environment and/or traditions. Grant applicants must be an individual (or individuals), a non-profit organization or a governmental organization. Individuals must be residents of Tillamook County and organizations must maintain a registered headquarters in Tillamook County. Priority will be given to activities that will benefit a significant number of Tillamook County residents. Grants funded have ranged from $600 to $4,000. Examples of projects and events funded in 2012 include: Bay City Arts Center Camp for Special Needs Kids, TCAN Art Exhibit at the Pioneer Museum, and “The Lost Pioneer” production. Grant applications are due Jan. 5, 2013. Detailed information about TCCC and the grant application are available on the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum web site at tccc.htm. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made by late January.

TEP to highlight ‘12 at annual meeting The community is invited to join the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership board and staff for a review of projects large and small during their annual meeting, set for Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. at Tillamook Bay Community College. On the agenda are updates on the water quality monitoring program, an overview of the Fan Creek Culvert Replacement, a visual recap of the Water Trail Speaker Series, and the focus and direction articulated through the strategic planning process. Through water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, education and outreach, TEP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Garibaldi, supports conservation and restoration of Tillamook County’s estuaries and watersheds in their entirety. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Tillamook Bay Community College is located at 4301 Third Street in Tillamook. For more information, call 503-322-2222.

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NVES students collect 1,500 jugs for America Recycles Day


illamook County Solid Waste Department’s student challenge in honor of America Recycles Day was met head on by the students of Nestucca Valley Elementary School. The Solid Waste Department had challenged students throughout the county in grades 4-6 to collect as many plastic jugs as they could by America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. Solid Waste program manager David McCall said kids responded well scrounging their neighborhoods, requesting that young and old alike drink

more milk, juice and water so that they could win prizes for their schools. The efforts of NVES students resulted in the collection of more than 1,500 plastic jugs — all within a week! The jugs will be recycled, and then return to the schools in the form of benches or other usable items. The challenge was sponsored by TLC Federal Credit Union and Don G. Averill Recycling, and supported by Tillamook County Public Works.

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES VERNE MOBLEY, pictured at left with the microphone, will once again be the voice of the oral auction at the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet. Below, Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub owner bids on an item in the silent auction during the 2011 event.

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Applause All Chamber to fete top citizen, business during awards banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 4

MIKE DONAHUE, former KOIN-TV news anchor, will be the featured speaker at the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet.

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t will be a tip of the hat to a successful 2012 and a look to the future when the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts their 10th annual awards banquet and auction Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Pelican Pub & Brewery’s banquet room. “It’s a fun event and sort of kicks off the holiday season for me,” said Chamber president Merrianne Hoffman. “It provides a chance to dress up a little bit, enjoy a nice dinner out, listen to an interesting speaker and visit with 80 or so good friends. As the new Chamber president, I’m feeling a bit like the host of this grand event and am both anxious and excited and ready to enjoy a great evening.” With a theme of “Starry, Starry Night,” doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social hour, followed by dinner at Courtesy photo 7 p.m. The gala event will feature the words of wisdom of retired KOIN-TV anchor Mike Donahue, who will be the night’s featured speaker. Donahue worked at the station for more than 40 years — most of it as it the news anchor — before retiring last May.

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Born in Albany, Ore., Donahue graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism in the 1960s. He continued his education by enlisting in the Army Officer Candidate School, a military career that at its onset took him to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War protests. Donahue’s recollections of those early years include flying in a helicopter over the demonstration called the Moratorium while with the Army Photographic Agency, which supported Chief of Staff General Westmoreland with audio and visual services. Following his military career, he returned to his roots, joining the KOIN staff in 1972, where he had worked as an intern for four months in 1968. He worked as news anchor from 1974 until his May 31 retirement. Donahue says he counts Mt. St. Helens May 18, 1980 eruption as the biggest local news story of his career. His hobbies include growing roses, reading up on history — especially the Civil War period — and watching the “boys of summer” play baseball. He and his wife Susan have been married for 40 years and are parents of two grown daughters. A central piece of the annual event will be the crowning of exemplary efforts by area individuals and businesses that have contributed to the community. Awards set to be handed out include Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. Nominations for the three awards were culled

from Chamber members as well as the community at large and decided on by the Chamber board. “It’s an opportunity to hear about a few neighbors who have freely given their time and effort for our community and recognize them for their contributions,” said Hoffman. And as one of the Chamber’s most important fundraisers of the year, the annual event will also include both a silent auction and a live rendition run by auctioneer and Chamber volunteer Verne Mobley. Up for grabs will be thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, gift certificates and more donated by local merchants — a list that includes everything from power tools to an appetizer party, fishing equipment to lodging packages, and upscale jewelry to a car wash package. Also on the agenda will be the installation of 2013 officers and recognition of the Chamber’s 2012 accomplishments, as well as goals for the coming year. Tickets are $50 each and available at Pacific City Inn, 35215 Brooten Road, 503-965-6365. At press time, a limited number of tickets were available. Time is of the essence as the event, which can only seat 84, has sold out each year. For more information on the annual tribute to the last year, call the Chamber at 503-392-4340 or visit www.pacificcity. com.


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he Ninth Annual Festival of Trees at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will open to the public on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. with trees, wreaths and centerpieces decorated and created by local businesses, organizations and individuals for the Museum’s once a year fundraiser. The Museum will also be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to allow after-hours viewing of the Festival. The Gala Event and Silent Auction will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The first section of the Silent Auction will close at 7 p.m., to allow time for visitors to see the variety of trees and other decorations for auction. Wine service will begin at 6 p.m. “This year the proceeds from the silent auction will go toward replacing damaged flooring in the Main Courtesy photo and North Galleries of CHRISTMAS TREES, wreaths and centerpieces decoratthe Museum with new ed by local businesses and individuals will be on view hardwood floors,” says to the public beginning Nov. 30 at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum Director Gary Albright. “It may Pioneer Museum. A Gala Event and Silent Auction will cap the Festival of Trees Friday, Dec. 7. Advance tickets not sound as glamorous for the Gala are $20 or $25 at the door. Call 503-842as building bridges at 4553 for more information. Kilchis Point (last year’s project), but it is necessary to make the mulevel include TLC Federal Credit Union seum experience more pleasant for our and KTIL radio. Anyone wishing to visitors.” contribute to this year’s project may Trees are being supplied this year contact the museum for details. Levels by Bewley Creek Nobles and Mark of sponsorship over $100 include tickWeber, as well as several decorators. ets to the Gala Event. AAUW, Baertlein & Phegley CPA, Blue Gala tickets are available at the Moon Café and Tony Veltri InsurPioneer Museum during regular busiance, the Bay City Arts Center, Pearl ness hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday Art Studio, Pacific Restaurant, Wild through Sunday. Tickets are $20 in Flower Boutique, Tillamook Bowling advance or $25 at the door and include Lanes, Tillamook Teen Parent Program, two glasses of wine and heavy hors d’ Evelynn VonFeldt, Patty and Ralph oeuvres supplied by the Pacific RestauBernstrom, Susan Ridgway and Cynthia rant. Petrarca will be decorating full-sized For more information, call 503trees. 842-4553 or visit the Museum’s website Financial sponsors at the “Angel” at

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SANTA CLAUS will arrive at Pacific City’s Christmas tree lighting Saturday, December 8 at 5:45 p.m. and flip the switch on the tree at 6 p.m. He will be available for pictures with the children.

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Christmas tree lighting set for Dec. 8 in downtown Pacific City By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun


hildren, and parents, too, are invited to kick off the season with a little Christmas magic on Saturday, Dec. 8 when Santa will make a visit to Pacific City’s downtown Christmas tree. The annual Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsored event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on the northwest side of the four-way intersection where revelers are invited to gather around for complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and HOT CHOCOLATE, cookies, and coffee will keep revelers warm cookies in advance of the Jolly Old Elf’s arat the annual Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Comrival aboard one of Nestucca Fire’s shiny red merce Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 8, beginengines. Santa will flip the switch to light the ning at 5:30 p.m. on the northwest side of the four-way intersectree at 6 p.m. tion. Pictures with Santa, gift bags for ages 12 and younger, and Because no Christmas celebration is holiday music provided by keyboard player Martin Hemens will complete without a few presents for the add festive cheer to the celebration. This year’s Christmas tree little ones, Chamber volunteers are putting was donated by Albert Thompson. together gift bags aimed at youngsters 12 and younger. They also can sign up for a is adjacent the corner lot, for free pictures with eager drawing, which also promises kid-friendly gifts. children. The complimentary photos will be available And keyboard player Martin Hemens will provide to pick up the following day at the Windermere West an extra dose of holiday cheer and will play a selection office in Pacific City, which is located next to the Vilof holiday favorites. lage Merchants. Following a round of hugs and smiles and the ofFor more information on the annual tradition, ficial lighting of the tree, Santa will be available in the visit or call Windermere West at vacant building (formerly Tattered & Treasured), which 503-483-1133.

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NOAA SAID THE RIVER would be unfishable but these clients of guide Trevor Smith proved the weather and river condition prediction service wrong on Nov. 28.

Don’t Cry Wolf Predictions warn fishermen away, but not the fish By PAT GEFRE for the Sun


ometimes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the weathermen on TV can be our worst enemy. It happens time and time again that NOAA, especially, will predict that we’re in for a doozy of a rain storm and that our north coast rivers will go on the rise and be either near flood levels or at the very least unfishable. The problem is they are right only about half the time, and often less than that. This past week is a great example of exactly why I complain. NOAA had predicted that on the morning of Nov. 28 our Nestucca River was about to experience rains and high water that would put the river out of fishing commission for several days. The rains never came, and the Nestucca was in perfect condition all day. In fact, the river was on the drop all day. The problem is, nobody came to fish. Everyone took NOAA as gospel and stayed home and fishermen missed a great opportunity. For the handful of folks that did make it out fishing, it was a terrific day — both fish wise and weather wise. There were lots of fish caught by the very few that braved the prediction. So now we move to Nov. 29, and again NOAA predicted much rain and a blown river level, supported by most of the TV weathermen, who I might add don’t do their own research — they rely on NOAA for their information and again the rains didn’t come, and all day Thursday the river was perfect and again no fishermen came. No boaters, no guides with clients, no bank fishermen, and no business for all of us that depend on the river for our livelihoods. How many professionals do you know of that make six-figure salaries for being so wrong off the mark. The worst part is NOAA is tax payer supported, with some of my own tax money I might add. So we all have the privilege of paying taxes to them to not very accurately predict circumstances that end up hurting our businesses, our community and robbing fishermen of opportunities to fish. It wasn’t always this way. NOAA used to be far more accurate. What I have

noticed is that ever since New Orleans and Katrina, NOAA’s predictions have become worst-case scenarios. NOAA took so much of the blame for the disaster that occurred during Katrina for not fully recognizing the seriousness of that hurricane and for not fully preparing everyone for the disaster that followed. My suspicion is that NOAA is never going to let that happen again and if they are going to err, it’s going to be so that they don’t get blamed again. The biggest problem I have with that is the information they now put out is not always reliable and often can’t be taken seriously. Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying, we do need NOAA and early-warning predictions, I just wished they weren’t so concerned about covering their tushes and could be a little more accurate. It doesn’t make people believers when you are always crying wolf. Meanwhile, fishing on the Nestucca continues to be fair for chinook salmon with a fresh batch of fish showing up the last couple of days of full moons and high tides. We are nearing the end for fall salmon but they will still trickle in for a couple more weeks. Fishing for winter steelhead is really picking up on Three Rivers below Cedar Creek Hatchery. Lots of fishermen are reporting catches when it’s fishable. Joe Hulbert from the hatchery told me that they have already re-run winter steelhead from the trap two times. The first time they re-ran 73 and according to Hulbert, that is a very big number for this early. It bodes very well for what’s to come the rest of the season. He also told me that they have been rounding up the last of the summer steelhead from the trap and putting them in Town Lake in Pacific City. That can be lots of fun when the rivers are unfishable. One of our regulars here at the shop takes his grandkids over to Town Lake and says they have a ball catching the summer steelhead. He tells them they are catching the biggest monster trout that he’s ever seen. After all, steelhead are trout so he’s stretching the truth only a little and for a good cause. Next time you get the bug to go fishing and the rivers are out of shape, you might give Town Lake a try.

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HOLLY DAYS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nestucca Valley Elementary School, Cloverdale. Craft and holiday vendors, food, live music by elementary school children’s band. FESTIVAL OF TREES Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Monday. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 2106 Second St. 503-842-4553. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Dec. 1, Tillamook City Hall. 503-842-2472. WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Greens, wires, and ribbons provided. Bring special materials to personalize your wreath. Free. Call Lee Sliman at 503-812-6392 to register. 52ND ANNUAL OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 34560 Parkway Dr., Cloverdale. Handcrafted ornaments, gifts, and decorations and homemade cookies, candy, and other goodies. Cinnamon rolls and polish dogs with sauerkraut at snack bar. FESTIVAL OF TREES Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cloverdale Pharmacy, 34385 Hwy. 101 S. Hourly drawings, door prize, cake and refreshments, balloons for kids. 503392-3456. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tillamook Transfer Station, 1315 Ekloff Rd. 503-815-3975. OREGON COAST FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE Dec. 1. Downtown Tillamook. Floats, vehicles, walkers, equestrians. Benefits Salvation Army Food Bank and Tillamook County Food Pantry Services. Fee is 50 canned packaged foods – no limit on entry size. Afterglow Party at Fred Meyer outdoor Garden Center. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AUCTION Dec. 1. TCCA Visitors Center, two miles north of Tillamook on Hwy. 101. Hors d’oeuvres,

PACIFIC CITY-NESTUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BANQUET Dec. 4, 6 p.m. Pelican Pub & Brewery. Featured speaker Mike Donahue, retired KOIN-TV anchor. Awards for Business, Citizen, and Volunteer of the Year. Call 503-392-4340.

wines, desserts, coffee and punch. Silent and oral auction. 503-842-7472. ARTIST OF THE MONTH: TOM MCCALLUM Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A St. Tiffany-style glass artist. 503-377-9620. YOUR LITTLE BEACH TOWN CRAFT FAIR Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Inn at Cape Kiwanda, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Hand-made items by local artisans. 503-965-7001. KIAWANDA COMMUNITY CENTER CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Vendors selling arts and crafts. Homemade gifts and baked items. Christmas Flea Market. Snack bar. 503-965-7900. ‘JOY TO THE WORLD’ Dec. 2, 3-5 p.m. Rockaway Community Church, 400 S. Third. Benefit concert aids Faith in Action. Presented by RCC and Tillamook County General Hospital. Performed by Canby Alliance Worship Team. Free admission; donations accepted. 503-815-2272 or 503-3552581. HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’ Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Tillamook Nazarene Church, 2611 Third St. Presented by Midway Chorus and Orchestra. Free admission; offerings accepted. 503-965-6555. PHOTO SALON Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Focus on fine art photography. 503-368-3090. BINGO NIGHT Wednesdays, Dec. 5 & 12, 7-9:30 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center. $1 cards, good for 12 games. 503-965-7900. TEEN LEGO NIGHT Dec. 6, 5:30-7 p.m. Tillamook County Library, 1716 Third St. Legos provided; just bring your imagination. For ages 13-18 years old. Free and

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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. At the four-way intersection in downtown Pacific City. Featuring refreshments, complimentary photos with Santa Claus for children and music by keyboardist Martin Hemens.

open to the public. 503-842-4792. LIBRARY STORY TIME Fridays, Dec. 7 & 16, 1-2 p.m. South Tillamook County Library, 6200 Camp St., Pacific City. For ages three and up. FESTIVAL OF TREES GALA EVENT Dec. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 2106 Second St. 503-842-4553. ‘THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS’ Dec. 7-9. TAPA Barn, Ivy & 12th, Tillamook. 503-842-7940. SECOND STREET PUBLIC MARKET CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Second Street Public Market, Second & Main Streets, Tillamook. Santa, kids karaoke, cookie decorating and more. $25 to rent a table. 503-842-9797. AN EVENING WITH JASON FARNHAM Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City. First concert of the Devils Lake Community Concert Series, featuring contemporary pianist Jason Farnham. 541-994-9994. A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Dec. 9. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 36335 Hwy 101, Manazanita. Master harp guitar player John Doan leads the audience in singing and caroling. Tickets $15 for adults; $10 students. 503-368-7890. ‘THE MYSTERY AND THE MAJESTY’ Dec. 9, 11 a.m. Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th St. TUMC choir with the TUMC chimes choir. The public is invited. TEP WATER PROJECT UPDATE Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. Tillamook Estuaries Partnership will host a Q&A session and give updates on water quality monitoring and culver replacement. 503-322-2222. NESTUCCA ELEMENTARY CONCERT Dec. 11, 7-8 p.m. Nestucca Valley Elementary

School, 36925 Hwy 101 S. Christmas concert. 503-392-3435. BAKED POTATO LUNCH BENEFIT Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. $5 lunch. Sponsored by the church’s Presbyterian Women’s Association. Proceeds will benefit South County Christmas Basket Program. 503-201-7462. TEEN MOVIE NIGHT Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. South Tillamook County Library (Pacific City branch). All Teens (ages 13-18) welcome. Snacks served. Free. 503-965-6163. SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA AND AUCTION Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A St. Fundraiser for BCAC. Silent auction. Entertainment. Advance tickets $20; $24 at door; $12 children ages 12 and under. 503-377-9260. NESTUCCA ELEMENTARY BAND CONCERT Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m. Nestucca Valley Elementary School, 36925 Hwy 101 S. Band students grades 5-8. 503-392-3435. SEAFOOD SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NORTH PACIFIC Dec. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Lincoln City Culture Center. Dave Martin, director of North Pacific Improvements, will give an overview of the work of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. 541-996-3161. ‘THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS’ Dec. 14-16. TAPA Barn, Ivy & 12th, Tillamook. 503-842-7940. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 15, 8-11 a.m. Pelican Pub & Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr. 503-965-7007. PACIFIC CITY-WOODS CPAC MEETING Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. Pacific Coast Bible Church, 33570 Brooten Road., Pacific City. Visit www.

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PACIFIC CITY U.S. POST OFFICE Postmaster Hal Halderman has installed displays showcasing post office gear and memorabilia dating back to the early 1900s. Included in the historical items is a hand-crank cancelling machine that was last used in 1997.

Tools of the Trade Postmaster’s historical display recounts stories, equipment of the early 1900s

By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun


acific City Postmaster Hal Halderman is inviting patrons to take a look into the tools and tales of the U.S. Post Office as they were a century ago. An early 1900s buff who says he sometimes feels he was born in the wrong century, he said he was excited to be able to display some remnants from that time period recently found in storage. So with a little help — dory boat builder Terry Learned built him a corner display cabinet to help show off the wares — he set to work dusting off everything from postal guides, cash books and manuals to a money order registration book to an early 1900s photo of the Hebo Post Office donated by Sally Rissel. In the early 1900s, people had to sign their names in the book when purchasing money orders. A “last day cancellation” stamped postcard from the day the Oretown Post Office closed on Feb. 27, 1954 is also amongst the collection. The postcard is one from then postmaster Edna Redberg. The Oretown Post Office was the first post office operated in South Tillamook County. It was established on Aug. 9, 1877. And the crown jewel? According to Halderman, that’s a hand-crank

cancelling machine. The International Postal Supply Co. “H” model featured in the display case bought out of his own pocket was produced from 1904 to 1912 and began its service right here in Pacific City. It was used until Feb.. 23, 1997. Up to that time the post office required local cancellation of letters, but because of a drop in the amount of letters mailed, the USPS wanted to begin accurate counts of mailings. And so cancellation operations moved to Portland. Halderman has also bolstered the collection with his own early 1900s stamp collection. He said he considers the discovery of the items a gift. “How these items survived all these years without being thrown away is amazing,” he says. Though he believes he’s uncovered all the gems that were in storage, he does have plans for the future. He says the post office sign that marked Pacific City operations in 1909 is currently in the possession of the great grandson of former postmaster DT Edmonds, who served the office here from 1909-1917. He says he also welcomes any photos from the era. The Pacific City branch of the U.S. Post Office is located at 35230 Brooten Road and can be reached at 503-9656293.

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DINING GUIDE BACK COUNTRY CAFE, 34445 HWY 101 S., CLOVERDALE Cozy Cafe and Drive-thru Espresso located just 5 miles N. of Pacific City on the Nestucca River featuring the Tillamook Burn, Tractor Pull, Landslide and Old Blue to name a few of our gourmet burgers and wraps. We also serve bentos, sandwiches on homebaked bread, soups, and breakfast all day. All menu items under $10. Open Daily. Dine-in, order to-go or drive-thru for homestyle food, espresso & baked goods in a family friendly hometown atmosphere..Free wi-fi . Find us on Facebook. Outdoor seating. Sun. and Mon., 8-4. Tues.Thurs. & Sat, 7-5:30, Fri., 7-7. DELICATE PALATE BISTRO, 35280 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-6464. www. The Bistro offers the freshest local products available set with a chic presentation highlighting regional cuisine. Our enumerated wine list spans the globe to bring you the finest wines available at reasonable prices, while the martini bar highlights classic cocktails intertwined with hip new blends fashioned from the best spirits available along with a great selection of local and international beers. Reserve your memory today. DORYLAND PIZZA, CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-6299. Fun, family atmosphere with four televisions and a big screen plasma TV to enjoy sporting events or your favorite shows. Established from the remodeled Pacific City Boat Works building built in the 1960s, Doryland retained the nautical atmosphere with its solid wood planked floors, brass accents and original charm. They added great pizza, sandwiches, salad bar, beer & wine, and video games. Open 11-8 Sunday-Thursday, 11-9 Friday & Saturday. GRATEFUL BREAD, 34805 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-7337. Enjoy a breakfast and lunch menu that includes vegetarian specialities, bakery breads, pastries, homemade soups, fresh seafood, wine, beer and espresso in the Grateful Bread’s bright and cheery atmosphere. The restaurant also offers catering services, as well as a growing wholesale baked goods department. Stop in for a fresh meal Thursday through Monday, beginning at 8 a.m. or drive through their espresso window as early as 6:30 a.m. PELICAN PUB & BREWERY, 33180 CAPE KIWANDA DRIVE, PACIFIC CITY. 503-965-7007. Ocean front brewery featuring award-winning Pelican brews, great food, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. Open Sun– Thurs 8am-10pm and Fri–Sat 8am-11pm. SPORTSMAN’S PUB-N-GRUB, 34975 BROOTEN ROAD, PACIFIC CITY. 503 965-9991. Dating back to 1947 the original Sportsman’s Tavern was the only local watering hole and meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. It was the place people called for weather, fishing and news of locals as it had the only pay phone at the time. Things haven’t changed much — today the Sportsman’s is still a favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. Although now food is a great attraction with locally caught fish from Sea Q Fish featuring dory fresh lingcod and sea bass prepared at the Sportsman’s is being hailed as the best fish and chips anywhere. The fresh oysters from T&S oyster farm in Netarts have a huge local following and are delivered fresh every Friday. Come try some great grub at great prices and rub elbows with the locals.


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‘Cats struggle with defensive pressure, turnovers in 51-25 loss to Waldport

By DEE MOORE for the Sun


he Nestucca Bobcats basketball team lost their steam when they faced the Waldport Fighting Irish dropping the ball for a hard loss in their season opener, 51-25, Thursday, Nov. 28. According to head coach Jim Kiser, the team “came out slow and fell apart at half time.” Though they managed to have a better second quarter, Kiser said it wasn’t enough to recover the game. “Once we adjusted to their pressure, we hung with them,” he said. “We didn’t score until midway through the first quarter. Max Kirkendall hit a three to get us on the board,” Kiser said. “They ran a really aggressive 2-3 zone and trapped us and forced us into a lot of mistakes.” And that allowed Waldport to get an early jump on

the ‘Cats. “We didn’t hit many shots and turned it over too many times,” the coach said. “We were lucky to only be down five at the half. In the third quarter they hit a couple of threes in a row and really grabbed momentum.” For awhile it looked like Nestucca might be able to make a come back, but that wasn’t the case. “I thought it was a pretty good game until midway through the third quarter. We fell back into making bad passes and rushing a lot of shots. I think we started to get tired and our defense went down the tube, we stopped moving our feet,” Kiser said. According to the coach, Austin Woods led the team with 10 points. “I was happy with the way we played for a quarter or so. If we put that together for all four we will be fine,” Kiser said. Nestucca will face Sheridan at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at home and will travel to Delphian on Dec. 1.

Lady Bobcats lose opener, 27-23 By DEE MOORE for the Sun


he Nestucca girls basketball team started off the season with a close, but no cigar performance, narrowly losing their opener on Thursday, Nov. 28, to the Waldport Lady Irish, 27-23. “They were on fire right out of the gate. They brought the crowd to their feet,” said head coach Yazminn Thompson, who took over the team this year. This is Thompson’s first season as head coach, though she did volunteer with the team last year. She has played basketball all of her life and loves the game. “The girls have gotten into great form as a team,” Thompson said. “Respect will reign.” The play was dominated by junior Marissa

Dempsy, who led the team in scoring. Dempsy scored four points in the first quarter, two in the second and two more in the third. The Lady Bobcats training and teamwork showed. They took and held the lead for awhile. “They just pulled it out. They ran a great defense and some basic plays,” Thompson said. She acknowledges that the team has a long way to go, but she was pleased with their effort during the season opener. “We have lots of work to do, but the girls are a pretty strong team,” the coach said. “The proof is in the pudding. These girls are getting along. They are an amazing group of girls.” The Lady ‘Cats now return home for a 6 p.m. tip off with the Sheridan Lady Spartans on Nov. 30, and will then travel to Delphian on Dec. 1.

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