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LINCOLN CITY — The Nestucca football program has yet to take its first snap of the season, but that didn’t keep Nestucca Youth Football from scoring a winning drive on Aug. 5! The program, which gives thirdthrough sixth-grade students a chance to get an early start at the sport, was one of 25 organizations that got a shot in the arm thanks to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund as it netted $3,600 during the quarterly donations. In total, the tribe distributed $92,226.40 to non-profit organizations, bringing their overall Charitable Contribution Fund total to more than $6.8 million since its inception in 2001. Overall, the Tribe has distributed more than $8.9 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. In addition, Chinook Winds has donated more than $2.2 million in cash and fund-raising items since it opened in 1995. The casino also provides in-kind donations of convention space for various fund-raisers as well as technical support, advertising and manpower for many events. Selection committee chair Mike Holden said that Nestucca’s program fit perfectly into what he personally looks for when deciding amongst the 80-100 applications the committee sifts through each quarter. He said that he was impressed with the way the program has achieved a high level of success and is one that is long lasting and sustainable. Mickey Hays, who helped start the youth program about 15 years ago, says that the contribution will mean

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increased safety for the kids. They are purchasing state-of-the-art air helmets designed to better protect athletes. “Without the grant, there is no way we could replace the helmets,” he said. “We appreciate everything that Chinook Winds has done for us.” Hays said the youth program is a vital one for the continued success of Nestucca’s high school program. “We’re working closely with the high school this year,” he said. “We’re starting to run a version of the high school offense — that way, these kids are already set up and don’t have to learn everything all over again (when they get to the high school level). It really assists in making our high school team better.” Youngsters interested in getting involved in this year’s youth program can contact Hays at 503-930-7656. Though the program costs students $85 to enter, there are fundraising opportunities to lessen the blow — including an upcoming car wash on Sept. 3 and 4 during which students can sell $5 tickets to those seeking a shinier automobile. The fundraiser will be held at Nestucca Rural Fire’s Pacific City station. The next deadline to submit applications to the fund is Sept. 1. Eligibility for money from the charitable fund is limited to two categories. Entities and activities must be either located in the Siletz Tribe’s 11-county service area of Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, or be Native American entities and activities located anywhere in the United States. Applications and requirements can be obtained at charitable-contribution-fund; from Kelley Ellis at 800-922-1399, ext. 1227, or 541-444-8227; or by mail at Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380-0549. Applications can also be submitted via e-mail at

A view of below By DEE MOORE for the Sun PACIFIC CITY — Stepping into the Fireside Room at the Cape Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., is like stepping into your own private aquarium. There the visitor will find a large flat screen TV showing the latest real time feed of the sea floor just off Pacific City’s coast. “Visitors to the Fireside Room are continuing to be amazed by the video Photo courtesy of Tom Donohue data being presented,” said former Nestucca Valley KIAWANDA COMMUNITY CENTER is now the site Community Alliance direc- of a large flat screen TV showing a real time feed of the tor Tom Donohue. sea floor just off Pacific City’s coast. Thanks to the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), a project of the large flat-screen monitor shows both National Science Foundation, the Pacific the live underwater video streaming Coast from Bremerton to Newport will from the ROPROS vehicle and scientists’ be the site of an exciting underwater tweet comments about what kind of exploration harkening back to the days of animals are present 1,700 meters below Lewis and Clark. the surface as well as geological features These two agencies are partnering present,” Donohue added. with the University of Washington and The stream is only active when the Oregon State University in an effort to crew of the Thompson is using the minisurvey and install a “high-power and sub. At other times, pre-recorded videos high-bandwidth cabled ocean observafrom the scientists and crew are available tory” according to their website www. for viewing. This There is also other information observatory will include “sensor sysavailable on the website including intems to measure the physical, chemical, formation about the Oregon’s undersea geological and biological variables in the volcano the Axial Seamount and Hydrate ocean and seafloor.” Ridge which is 90 kilometers off the coast “They came to Pacific City,” and vents methane gas, necessary for the Donohue said, “because they wanted to underwater life there to survive. have it all connected by fiber optic cable These observatories will assist the and Pacific City had the first trans-Pacific scientists in studying how these organfiber optic cable from Japan to Cape isms live and flourish as well as the Kiwanda. volcanic activity of the Axial Seamount, “The whole thing kind of fell into which erupted just last year, and the sea Pacific City’s lap,” he added. creatures that live there. Currently, the 274-foot research As children, many of us used to wait vessel the Thomas G. Thompson is underwith great anticipation for the Underway conducting this operation using a sea World of Jacques Cousteau. Those remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called TV specials were a rare opportunity for ROPOS to assist with the process. This American TV viewers to see what lay remote controlled mini-submarine will beneath the ocean waves. be collecting data through Sept. 1 and Thanks to the efforts of OOI and the supply the website with a live feed which Internet we now have the opportunity to anyone can see at the community center see first hand what lies just off the Coast or on their home computer. of Oregon. Anyone can drop in at the There had been a bit of difficulty community center and see the ongoing with the stream being lost, but the crew efforts of this exciting exploration of our soon figured out that under some comocean floor. pass headings the ship’s smoke stacks The Kiawanda Community Center will sometimes block the signal from be(503-965-7900) is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 ing transmitted to the satellite, Donohue p.m. Monday-Friday and from 1 to 4:30 said. p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The video “We finally got the live feed from stream is available for viewing anytime the REPROS vehicle up and running. The the center is open.

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There is great news on several fronts for fall chinook fishermen! To start with we can celebrate for Rhoades Pond because they just received word that their application for an R& E grant equaling $75,000 was approved Aug. 6. In order to renew their license and continue to operate Rhoades Pond, many improvements needed to be made to the existing facility. Nestucca Anglers has been working, for the past year, on a community partnership and with ODFW to accomplish their goal of continued operation. Community support was forth coming to the tune of about $15,000 coming from many different segments of the fishing and business community. That support helped convince the R & E board that we as a community really are standing behind the effort to improve the health of the Nestucca River system and salmon fishing as an economic importance to all who live here. Ron Rehn from ODFW made a very good and flawless presentation supporting the work at Rhoades Pond to the R & E board and Terry Learned, of Pacific City, flew back from Alaska to testify as to the importance of Rhoades Pond to the health of the salmon runs and its importance to the fishing community. Terry has been an R & E board member for many years and just recently stepped down from his position on the board. Thank you Ron Rehn, Terry Learned, Nestucca Anglers, the Dorymen’s association, and the supporting cast from our community that made the project possible. Work should begin soon on the intake and outflow portions of the pond and next year the plastic liner will be replaced with a permanent concrete liner. These improvements will bring Rhoades Pond into compliance with new standards and allow for continued operation. In other salmon news, the Columbia River is expecting a huge run of fall chinook. ODFW predicts this run somewhere in the neighborhood of 760,600 fish, in

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addition estimated coho stocks of 362,500 ads up to a great fall season. What this tells me is that the ocean is being kind to our salmon runs recently and should start translating to better runs on the Nestucca River. That would be welcomed as the last few years have been fairly meager here. ODFW is expecting some improvement on the Nestucca as the bag limits and fishing areas have gone back to what was considered normal, before last year’s special concerns regulations. According to the 2011 regulations for fall chinook, the Nestucca River will open Sept. 16 from the Cloverdale Bridge, to 1st Bridge. It will be closed above 1st bridge. Bag limits will be 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, only one of which can be a wild Chinook .   Special ocean regs for coho will start Sept. 1st . We will get an extended season. There is the possibility that part of the missed quota from the first ocean Coho season may get rolled into the new season. I just spoke with ODFW this afternoon and the new coho season will be 10 days starting Sept. 1 and running through Sept. 10. It’s time once again for the annual “Big Chinook “contest at Nestucca Valley Sporting Goods in Hebo. Rules for the contest may be viewed either at the store or at the website You must be registered in the contest before you catch your big fish. First-place prize will be a $300 shopping spree at the sporting goods store in Hebo, second-place prize will be a $150 shopping spree and third place will be a $75 shopping spree. Don’t wait — I can’t tell you how many times what would have been “the big fish” was caught by a fisherman not in the contest. The last couple of years the big fish haven’t been very big. Salmon less than 38 pounds have won the contest each of the last two years. We know there were many 40-plus pound fish caught even some 50 pounders every year. Come on folks let’s get in the contest and show what a really big fish looks like! I’m hoping to see a 50 pounder win it this year and who couldn’t use $300 worth of new gear!

Recreation plans gain support from TLW By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun PACIFIC CITY — Tillamook Lightwave Board of Directors told the Nestucca Valley Community Alliance on Aug. 25 that their group had come to the consensus that they would be willing to enter into long-term lease agreements with NVCA for recreational and community uses of key areas of its five-plus acre parcel and a revocable license for another portion. TLW is an intergovernmental agency that is working to provide affordable broadband telecommunication services through public/private partnerships to Tillamook County. Their acreage at 33396 Cape Kiwanda Drive features a cable landing station that is being leased to the University of Washington for their role in the National Science Foundation-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (see related story, page 3). NVCA is a community group interested in developing public uses at this site and others throughout Tillamook County. Because TLW does not need much of the surrounding vacant land for the cable landing station, they have been speaking with NVCA for several months about leasing unneeded portions for the good of the community. In response to this, NVCA drafted a conceptual site plan in a first step effort to negotiate areas that could be dedicated to community use. Amongst the conceptual plans is an interpretive, cultural and education center, a multi-use recreation area with covered playground, an outdoor amphitheater, a picnic pavillion with exercise circuit, a sports field, an interpretive center for a planned BLM trailhead, and parking. They also hope to erect a structure to house water rescue equipment for the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District.

TLW Chair Paul Levesque said that they would be willing to do long-term leases for all but the area currently designated for shared parking, a second access to the proposed BLM trailhead and future NVCA development. For that area, TLW is proposing a revocable license so that they can reclaim that property with appropriate notice should they need to expand in that direction. As for the other areas, though they are willing to negotiate long-term, low-cost leases, they will likely need to reserve more of the open area, which will limit the scope of some of the hoped for community uses. Levesque said this is necessary because TLW envisions building a second building that could house an additional cable landing tenant at some point in the future. Just how much more property they will reserve for themselves, though, remains an unknown quantity. Levesque said it would depend on the orientation of the building and the required setbacks. He pledged to work in concert with both the NVCA and a licensed surveyor to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. “These are details I think we can work out as we drill down into the final design issues,” said Levesque. “Once we (determine) what Tillamook Lightwave requires, we will be as efficient as possible in consolidating our uses on that property so that the easterly line is as tight (less intrusive into the area NVCA hopes to develop) as we can get it. I like to think we’ve made some good progress.” “I really appreciate you allowing us any use of that property,” said NVCA board member Rob Royster, echoing other board members’ thanks for TLW’s willingness to offer up portions of the parcel to public use. “It’s a neat piece of property and it’s the last piece of property that’s down near the Cape that could be used to some community use. It’s kind of a win-win from my point of view.”


(at Nestucca Bay) Date

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High Tide


Aug 26

5:32 a.m. -0.2 ft. 5:19 p.m. 2.4 ft.

11:51 a.m. 11:01 p.m.

6.0 ft. 7.8 ft.

Aug 27

6:12 a.m. 6:09 p.m.

-0.5 ft. 1.8 ft.

12:24 a.m. 11:52 p.m.

6.6 ft. 8.1 ft.

Aug 28

6:51 a.m. 6:57 p.m.

-0.6 ft. 12:57 p.m. 1.3 ft.

7.2 ft.

Aug 29

7:29 a.m. 7:45 p.m.

-0.5 ft. 0.6 ft.

12:42 a.m. 1:31 p.m.

8.1 ft. 7.7 ft.

Aug 30

8:07 a.m. 8:34 p.m.

-0.2 ft. 0.3 ft.

1:32 a.m. 2:07 p.m.

8.0 ft. 8.1 ft.

Aug 31

8:47 a.m. 9:24 p.m.

0.3 ft. -0.1 ft.

2:24 a.m. 2:45 p.m.

7.7 ft. 8.4 ft.

Sept 1

9:27 a.m. 10:20 a.m.

0.8 ft. -0.2 ft.

3:18 a.m. 3:25 p.m.

7.3 ft. 8.5 ft.

Sept 2

10:11 a.m. 11:19 p.m.

1.5 ft. -0.1 ft.

4:18 a.m. 4:10 p.m.

6.6 ft. 8.4 ft.

Sept 3 11:01 a.m. 2.1 ft.

5:24 a.m. 5:01 p.m.

6.0 ft. 8.1 ft.

Sept 4

12:26 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

0.2 ft. 2.7 ft.

6:42 a.m. 6:01 p.m.

5.6 ft. 7.8 ft.

Sept 5

1:38 a.m. 1:16 p.m.

1.2 ft. 2.9 ft.

8:08 a.m. 7:11 p.m.

5.5 ft. 7.5 ft.

Sept 6

2:52 a.m. 3:58 p.m.

0.1 ft. 2.8 ft.

9:27 a.m. 8:26 p.m.

5.6 ft. 7.3 ft.

Sept 7

3:59 a.m. 3:58 p.m.

0.1 ft. 2.8 ft.

10:29 a.m. 9:36 p.m.

5.9 ft. 7.3 ft.

Sept 8

4:54 a.m. 4:59 p.m

0.1 ft. 2.4 ft.

11:16 p.m. 10:36 p.m.

6.3 ft. 7.3 ft.


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PACIFIC CITY — The Pacific CityNestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2012 Board of Directors, including officer positions of president, vice president and secretary. Volunteers have between now and the Chamber’s Nov. 1 general membership meeting to sign-up. The new directors will be announced at the group’s banquet in the first week of December. The exact date is to be determined. Interested individuals can contact current President Jeremy Strober at 503-965-0088. Duties of president include acting as executive officer of the organization, as well as presiding at all membership and board of director meetings. The vice president assumes presidential duties when that person isn’t present and also may serve as a chairperson of one of the standing committees. “While we are looking for interested people to fill these upcoming vacancies next year, we want them to join the board now so they have some knowledge of the chamber’s workings going into next year,” said Strober. “(As) a working board, you’re expected to help move forward the initiatives of the chamber, but we also understand that most of the volunteers on the board are working professionals that have to balance volunteer time with their job.” The Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has served the community for more than 50 years including its years before its merger with the Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2003. For more information on the Chamber, its annual events and a list of members, visit

By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun PACIFIC CITY — Time machines may be the work of science fiction, but don’t tell that to kayakers itching to paddle their way to the Nestucca River’s rich cultural heritage. With Bobby Mercier of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde leading the way on Wednesday, Aug. 31, paddlers will have the chance to paddle along with the traditional canoe of the Tribes and learn about the importance of the Nestucca during days gone by during the third of a summer-long series of “On-the-Water Speaker Series” paddling trips organized by the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership. Light refreshments will be served during the trip, which departs at noon from Tillamook County’s Pacific City boat launch just north of Bob Straub State Park. Complimentary parking passes will be provided by Tillamook County Parks. The series is part of TEP’s effort to research for a planned water trail map to the Nestucca and Sandlake estuaries. TEP received notice they will receive a $34,000 grant from the Oregon State Parks Recreational Trails Program on Aug. 15. The monies will cover the bulk of the water trails map budget of $45,100. TEP will pick up much of the remainder, but they’ve also received commitments from TLC Credit Union and the Bureau of Land Management, whose $1,300 donation will go towards aquatic invasive education. The trip is one of four remaining in the series. Though each speaker scheduled by TEP will provide valuable knowledge, the free paddles are officially not guided trips. Paddlers will need to supply their own kayaks (or other non-motorized boat), gear, invasive species permit, water and snacks. The trips are designed for experienced kayakers. The adventures into the waters of the Nestucca will continue on Friday, Sept. 2 when a trip from Hebo to Cloverdale will make waves starting at 10 a.m. After meeting at 10 a.m. at the Three Rivers boat launch, water warriors will be treated to a tour featuring a talk by Alex Phillips, bicycle and water recreation coordinator for the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. Philips will discuss the Oregon Scenic Waterways found locally on the Nestucca River between McGuire Dam

Flex your muscles TILLAMOOK — The OSU Extension Service in Tillamook will offer the “Strong Women Program,” a strength training program for middle-aged and older women, Sept. 16 to Nov. 30, 2011. The program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a 45-minute session at 7:45 a.m. and repeated at noon.  The 1:30 p.m. class is held on Mondays and Fridays.  Classes are held at the OSU Extension Service meeting room in Tillamook, 2204 Fourth Street. Registration is required one week prior to the program. There is a $25 registration fee.  All new participants must attend the mandatory orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.  Women over age 70 or those with other chronic health conditions must obtain a release from their medical provider before beginning. Registration packets are available at the OSU Extension Service, 2204 Fourth Street in Tillamook or by calling 503-842-3433.

KAYAKERS will have four opportunites to hit the water between Aug. 31 and Sept. 17 as part of Tillamook Estuary Partnership’s “On the Water” Speaker Series. Visit for more information. and Blaine, as well as the one found a little upriver from there at Walker Creek. She will also delve into an update on the other water trails throughout the state. Philips says that because non-motorized boat usage is on the rise, now is a great time to educate those floating the waters of our state on proper etiquette. But the experience, she says, will be as much for her as it is for the paddlers. She’ll use the opportunity to hear from TEP what they’re doing and from attendees what they want in water trails. “The maps used (and created) by TEP are looked at (throughout the state) as a really great template for how to do them,” she said. “I want to learn from the actual users of the water trail. It will be neat to get feedback from them.” Yet another perspective will be at hand during a Sept. 11 trip from Cloverdale to Pacific City. Paddlers will meet at 10 a.m. at the Cloverdale boat launch when they’ll embark on a paddle where they’ll learn from the Oregon Ocean Paddling Society, as well the Nestucca-Neskowin-Sandlake Watershed Council. OOPS program coordinator Joanne Barta will share information about OOPS while council coordinator Alex Sifford will highlight activities of the Watershed Council. A mainstay of Oregon’s paddling scene for more than 30 years, OOPS

was founded with the idea that paddling with a few friends is better than going it alone. It quickly morphed into much more. Today OOPS runs paddling trips every weekend, offers no- to low-cost classes, an extensive book and DVD library, gear rentals and more. “Our mission is about having fun paddling our rivers, lakes and oceans,” said Barta. “Safety is really important to us — we provide trips and paddles for all levels of paddlers.” For his part, Sifford will point out the various cultural uses of this stretch of the Nestucca, as well as highlighting wildlife and birds seen along the way. He’ll also share about the work that’s been done along the river to improve the habitat, as well as the role that the Watershed Council plays. “It’s a chance to see riparian plantings done by fellow agencies,” he said. “I’m also hoping to generate interest with new audiences for the council.” “It’ll be just a fun day of paddling and learning about that area and the work people are doing to be good stewards of our waterways,” Barta said. The final stop on the “On the Water” series will be Saturday, Sept. 17 for the Sand Lake Estuary Paddle. The trip commences at 2:30 p.m. at the Whalen Island Boat Launch. Watch for the Sept. 9 edition of the Sun for more details. For more information about the trips and the effort to craft a water trail map and guidebook for the Nestucca area, visit

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Classical guiatrist slated for Sept. 17 PACIFIC CITY –Tickets are now available for a Pacific City Arts Association presentation of Portland classical guitarist David Franzen, who will play at Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church, 35305 Brooten Rd. at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Franzen is known for his mesmerizing stage presence, lush tone, and deep and articulate interpretations of the classical guitar repertoire. He will be accompanied by Portland guitarist Kristen Waligora. Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at The Pacific City Inn, 35280 Brooten Rd. (503-965-6464) or from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rowboat Gallery, 34950 Brooten Rd. (503-965-4590.)

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Workers recently completed a restoration at Farmer Creek that officials from the U.S. Forest Service and Nestucca-NeskowinSandlake Watershed Council hope will improve salmon habitat at this spawning waterway that is a tribuatary to the Nestucca River.

Restoring a key habitat By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun HEBO — Workers recently strategically installed 64 logs in seven sites along nearly one mile of Farmer Creek, a tributary to the Nestucca River that officials say offers important salmon habitat. Work for the $12,000 project, a joint venture of the Nestucca-NeskowinSandlake Watershed Council and the U.S. Forest Service, was done during a three-day stretch, Aug. 15-17. Funds predominantly came from a grant awarded to the Watershed Council from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, as well as monies and in-kind work from the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Council Coordinator Alex Sifford said that while there is a healthy salmon run at the creek, there’s a lack of rearing habitat because of the lack of woody debris. “(Placing the trees) improves habitat for salmon and other fish by helping retaining sediment during high flows like floods,” he said. “During a high

flow event, they help to provide retention by holding the gravels back. And in low times of year, they’ll also provide shade and cover for the fish.” U.S. Forest Service fish biologist Jason Wilcox added that the placed logs are expected to improve summer rearing habitat and provide a deeper pool cover. “That will be beneficial in both the winter and the summer,” he said. “We really have the need to be able to retain and provide for a better spawning grounds for the adults come October or November when we start to have the adult salmon return.” Sifford added that one of the elements of the project that he is encouraged by is the inclusion of both public and private parties. The work was done on both U.S. Forest Service Property, as well as on land owned by Stimpson Lumber. Though the work required some

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vegetation along the creek to be disturbed as an excavator was brought in, Sifford said in the coming months they’ll replant disturbed areas in an effort to remove all evidence that this was once a construction site. The council is also following up the installation with a three-year monitoring program during which they will be looking so see if the structures shift any, and will keep a record of sediment trapped and pools created by the project. For more information on the projects of the Nestucca-Neskowin-Sandlake Watershed Council, visit www.oregoncoast. com/nnwc/.

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TILLAMOOK – The Tillamook Women’s Resource Center is hosting a crafts project on Sept. 1 from 4-6 p.m. at their 1902 2nd Street offices that involves decorating shoes in a way that makes a statement about domestic or sexual violence. The shoes will then be on display in an exhibit entitled “A Walk in Their Shoes” through the month of October at Bay City Arts Center. Deadline to enter a shoe is Sept. 23. Bring own shoes and supplies to the workshop; a limited number of shoes and art supplies will be provided. For information, contact Romy Carver at 503-842-8294 ext. 209.

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PACIFIC CITY — The “Home of the Dory Fleet” has a new voice! Longtime performing arts promoter Jose Solano began his tenure hosting the “Lifestyles of the Central Oregon Coast: Get to Know Pacific City” radio show on Aug. 19, a program that’s broadcast live from the Pacific City branch of Oregon Coast Bank on KCUP 1230 AM every Friday at 9 a.m. It is also streamed live at where listeners can also listen to the previous week’s broadcast. Because of reception issues, Pacific City listeners will need to tune in to the streamed broadcasts to catch the show. KCUP’s reception area serves Seal Rock, Toledo, Newport and Depoe Bay, but station manager and owner Cheryl Harle says that online listeners span the globe. “We have listeners in Australia, France and several European countries,” she said. “Lots of PortPhoto courtesy of Jose Solano land people are listening as well as JOSE SOLANO, long-time Pacific City resident and promoter of varithose in Salem and Eugene.” ous cultural and performing arts events in the area, is the new voice of And that, Harle says, is good “Lifestyles of the Central Oregon Coast: Get to Know Pacific City”, a news for businesses in Pacific City. radio show broadcast on KCUP 1230 AM every Friday at 9 a.m. It is also She says the program affords the streamed live at Because of reception issues, Pacific City chance to promote the events and fans will need to follow the streamed version online. businesses of the area, as well as highlighting political actions, real series of events for National Hispanic Heritage Month estate trends, and more. — the first of which is a Flamenco performance on Solano is the fourth host of the show, which has Sept. 17 at Pine Grove Community Church in Manzabeen on the air for five years. He says he hopes to nita. His most recent show was the El Encuentro Antouch on everything from politics to real estate to the dalaz, a performance from the ancient transcultural public beaches to current events. creative movement known as al andaluz held Aug. 12 “I’ll be inviting a wide range of guests from the at the Kiawanda Community Center. area to make the show interesting,” he says. “My Amongst Solano’s talents is the art of grant writwhole focus will be to draw interest to Pacific City. ing. He has written three successful grants to the I’m going to make it as lively and enjoyable as I can.” Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, an effort that Following an educational career that saw him has resulted in funding two Cinco de Mayo festivals teaching youngsters in Portland Public Schools for and events celebrating the upcoming National Hissome 20 years and collegians at Portland Community panic Heritage Month. College for another 13 trips around the calendar, SoSolano also has run Arts and Travel (503-965lano moved to Pacific City nearly 10 years ago. 2244), his own travel company, which specializes in A lover of the arts, it didn’t take long for him to trips to Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala. leave his footprint. He immediately started leveraging “Get to Know Pacific City” is just one of 20 his past experience as a commissioner on the Metrocommunity-oriented talk programs hosted on KCUP politan Arts Commission (since renamed RACC) by Monday through Friday. The station also hosts a news promoting a series of events upon his arrival at “The hour on Mondays at 8 a.m. Home of the Dory Fleet.” Though Solano says he’s proud of the culture he’s In addition, Solano has worked with the helped to bring Pacific City, there is one event that Tillamook County Arts Association since moving to has stood out — in May 2010 while working with the the coast to produce numerous events. He was also PCAA he helped to book the Cappela Romana Vocal instrumental in the creation of the Pacific City Arts Ensemble, who performed gregorian chants at NesAssociation, for which he served as chair for two tucca Valley Presbyterian Church. years. “It’s singing hymns directly to God,” he says. Now bringing events to the area on his own, “As a Christian, there’s nothing that’s higher or more as well as his continued involvement with TCAN, magnificent for me.” Solano has several events in the works including a

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More than 20 children gathered at South Tillamook County Library in Pacific City on Aug. 16 for an end of the Summer Reading Program party. The children listened to stories, enjoyed ice cream and took turns swinging at a piñata crafted by teen volunteer Maggie Mick (at left). Those who read at least 10 hours over the summer also received a book, a certificate and a t-shirt for their efforts. A total of 69 students registered for the Summer Reading Program with 47 completing it as of Aug. 20. The Teen Program had 25 sign-ups and 20 completions. Librarian Theresa Roberts (at right) said a steady group of 15-20 children attended the weekly programs that included visitors from Micronesia who performed a Guam hand and song hula dance and a stick dance from Yap, local artist Gary Burman sharing his Irish bagpipe and flutes and Sam Becerra from Eugene bringing his handmade ancient flute replicas.

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Flippant athletes! The 2011 Blowsion Surf Slam will be a showcase for top Freeriders on Tierra del Mar’s surf, Sept. 9-11 PACIFIC CITY — The world’s greatest Watercraft Freeriders and Racers are descending once again to the ocean beaches of Pacific City, Sept. 9-11, for this year’s top US personal water craft surf event, which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. The Surfslam is held at the Tierra Del Mar Beach access located just north of Pacific City and is free to the public. The Blowsion Surf Slam brings more than 40 Pro riders from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 3rd Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them, say organizers, “will be some of the best PWC racers in the world who will display high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the Pacific Coast’s always unpredictable waves.” Returning this year to compete will be UK Pro Ski Champion Jordan Fielder as well as Pro Freeriders Ross Champion, Marc Sickerling and current IFWA World Champion Pierre Maixent from France. Pro and Amatuer Freeride competitors will compete in a head-to-head double elimination format. A panel of professional judges will score them 50 percent for their wave surfing and 50 percent for their aerial maneuvers. The

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The following are some sources of South Tillamook County names of towns. Cape Kiwanda was once known as Sand Cape, a name that owed its inspiration to the place on the river. sand dunes on and THESE HISTORIC postcards depict Haystack Rock when “The Hodge said the real around the Cape Home of the Dory Fleet” was branded with the name Ocean Park. name of their tribe itself. Kiwanda was Staga-ush. was the name of a Neskowin is Nestucca chief and an Indian word is the common term meaning plenty of today although it’s fish. Sarah Page, an sometimes spelled early postmaster, Kiawanda. heard an Indian Pacific City was say “neskowin” first called Ocean as he pointed to a Park but changed to nearby stream. She Pacific City because asked him what of confusion with it meant and he Ocean Park, Wash. said “plenty fish.” The town was first Neskowin was located across the originally called bridge from the Slab Creek for the town of Woods and stream that ran through it. Slab Creek was named for platted by John and Albert Malaney. Because of a flood the large quantities of slab wood that washed onto the in 1894, the town was moved to the higher ground beach from a ship wreck. Sarah Page later changed the found at its present location and named Maleney’s Adtown name to Neskowin. Slab Creek was changed to dition to Ocean Park. Holders of the original lots were Neskowin Creek in 1925. given new lots and the area was platted, streets laid out, Beaver is, of course, named for the animal that was and the new town began to develop. The new name of once in abundance in Oregon and had a high value Pacific City was adopted in 1909 when a U.S. Post Offrom its fur to traders and explorers. The Tillamook fice was established here. County Beaver branch of the USPO was established in Cloverdale was founded and named by Charles 1889. There are many other Oregon towns and geoRay. Evidently, Charles Ray visited Cloverdale, Calif. graphic features with beaver in their name. There is occasionally and this new dairyland reminded him Beaver Creek in Clackamas and Lincoln County, Beaver of that area. Lester Ray, Sr. homesteaded 160 acres in Hill in Coos County, Beaver Landing in Columbia, Cloverdale in 1880 and in 1884 his son, Charles, joined and Beaver Marsh in Klamath County. Beaverton gets him to file on adjacent land. Charles established a store, its name from its existence near a large body of water hotel, bank, cheese factory and boat dock on the Nesresulting from beaver dams. tucca River. The Charles Ray house still stands in the Blaine was named by the first postmaster, William center of Cloverdale and has a historical marker in front Smith, for James G. Blaine (1830-93) a one-time Repubplaced by the Tillamook County Historical Society. lican candidate for the U.S. presidency. That post office Hebo is named for Mt. Hebo, a 3,154-foot high peak closed in 1956. in the Coast Range. The local post office was estabOregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur lished there in 1882 and the first postmaster was George & Lewis L. McArthur is a valuable resource for all the M. Bodyfelt. There are various stories as to how it got geographic and place names in Oregon. McArthur first its name. One early resident said it was supposed to be published the reference in 1928. He studied journals of called Heave Ho, because of its position looking like it early explorers, read pioneer diaries, browsed newspahad been heaved up above the surrounding area. per archives, researched government documents and Nestucca is the English name given to the Indian thoroughly reviewed every book on Oregon history he tribe that lived in the area around the Nestucca River. could find. He also conducted personal interviews with The river was known to the Indians as Nestachee. The pioneer Oregonians who were still living at the time. spelling Nestugga is wrong according to McArthur in After McArthur’s death, his son Lewis L. McArthur, Oregon Geographic Names. The Handbook of Americontinued his work, publishing the fourth through can Indians, ed. Hodge, says the Nestucca took their seventh editions of his book. name from the country in which they lived and was a

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NESTUCCA/SAND LAKE WATER TRAIL SPEAKER SERIES Aug. 31, noon. Meet at Bob Straub boat ramp in Pacific City. Non-guided free paddle trip. Sponsored by Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Hear about Native American history of the area and cultural history of the Nestucca estuary. Provide own gear/boat and accessories. 503-322-2222.

“CHICKEN CREEK DIARIES” Aug. 26 & 27, 7 p.m.; Aug. 28, 2 p.m. Doors open one half hour before show. Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. $12 adults; $9 seniors and students; $35 for family of four. ROCKAWAY BEACH STREET DANCE Aug. 27. Rockaway Beach Wayside. Call 503355-2291 for details. MINGLE, MUSE & MUNCH Aug. 27, 4:30-7 p.m. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Three Rocks Rd north of Lincoln City. Potluck dinner and guest artist painter Michael Schlichting. Free admission. 503-994-5485. AUTHOR TALK: MATT LOVE Aug. 27, 6 p.m. Garibaldi Museum, 112 Garibaldi Way and Hwy 101. Love will speak on his new book, “Love & the Green Lady: Mediations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Oregon’s Crown Jewel of Socialism.” Refreshments served. 503-322-8411. PACIFIC CITY DORYMENS ASSOCIATION MEETING Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Pacific Coast Bible Church, 35220 Brooten Rd. For more information, visit “PETER PAN” Aug. 28 & 29, 6 p.m.; Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. Hoffman Center in Manzanita., 594 Laneda Ave. Put on by children ages 4-12 and directed by Annie Naranjo-Rivera. Original choreography; sets, props and costumes by the children. $5-$10 donation suggested. BINGO NIGHT Wednesdays, Aug. 31 & Sept. 7, 7-9:30 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center. $1 cards, good for 12 games. Cash prizes; all ages. 503-9657900.

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“A WALK IN THEIR SHOES” Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m. Women’s Resource Center, 1902 2nd St. in Tillamook. Decorate shoes in a way that makes a statement about domestic or sexual violence. Shoes will be on display the month of October at Bay City Arts Center.

10TH ANNUAL SLAB CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL Sept. 2-5. Neskowin Valley School on Slab Creek Road south of Neskowin. $50 per person includes camping, four meals, performances and workshops. Workshops include Irish music, ukulele, songwriting, an acoustic jam and singing rounds. To register, visit

BLOWSION SURFSLAM 2011 Sept. 9-11. Tierra del Mar beach. 40 professional watercraft freeriders and racers from around the world will compete in this international competition. See also the IJSBA Motorsurf Invitational. Free to spectators. Visit for more information.

Bring own shoes and art supplies or a limited number will be provided. For information, contact Romy Carver at 503-842-8294 ext. 209.

Women’s Resource Center, 1902 2nd St. in Tillamook. Use art as a tool for healing from emotional trauma of domestic violence. Free childcare provided. 503-842-9486.

LIVE MUSIC: RICHWOOD Fridays, Sept. 2 & 9, 6:30-9 p.m. Neskowin Market Pub, 48880 Hwy. 101. Original ascoustic indy rock sound and digital art light show. Call pub at 503-392-3035. www.

THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS Sept. 10. Ocean’s Edge Wayside in Rockaway Beach. 1 mile and 10k fun walk/run to support Special Olympics Oregon. Presented by Rockaway Beach Police Department. Visit for more information.

NESTUCCA/SAND LAKE WATER TRAIL SPEAKER SERIES Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Three Rivers boat launch in Hebo. Non-guided free paddle trip. Learn about the Nestucca River as an Oregon Scenic Waterway. Sponsored by Oregon State Parks Water Trails. Provide own gear/boat and accessories. 503-322-2222. GENTLY USED CLOTHING SALE FUNDRAISER Sept. 3 & 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sept 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Kiwanda Dr. Hundreds of quality used items for the whole family. Most items $1 or less. Snacks available. Free work and play clothes on the patio. “BIG SUMMER FUN” Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. BBQ, tours, hanging out with artists, poetry, evening potluck and music. Tickets $45 person; $25 without lunch. For details or tickets, call 541-994-5485 or visit LABOR DAY WEEKEND BBQ Sept. 3-4. Nehalem Bay Winery, 34965 Hwy 53. Live music. No cover. Tasting room. For information, contact Melissa Stetzel at 503368-9463 or ROCKAWAY BEACH OLD FASHION CARNIVAL Sept. 4. In the park. 503-355-2291. PACIFIC CITY-NESTUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING Sept. 6, noon. Pelican Pub & Brewery. Optional $7 lunch. 503-392-4340. SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, Sept. 6 & 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NESTUCCA BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE EVENT Sept. 10, 8-10 a.m. Fascinating World of Birds. Members of Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a bird-watching hike and talk with participants about birds. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes recommended. Call 503-867-4550 for information. 20TH ANNUAL FISHING DAY FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery, 7660 Whiskey Creek Rd. For information, contact Jerry Dove at 503-8426519. LATIMER QULIT & TEXTILE OPEN HOUSE Sept. 11, noon-4 p.m. Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson Loop Rd. Larkin Van Horn, fiber artist. Free admission. 503-842-8622. NESTUCCA/SAND LAKE WATER TRAIL SPEAKER SERIES Sept. 11, 10 a.m. Boat ramp behind public works building in Cloverdale. Non-guided free paddle trip. Sponsored by Oregon Ocean Paddling Society –must sign up through their website. Discover what the local Watershed Council is working on. Provide own gear/boat and accessories. 503-322-2222. NESTUCCA VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Nestucca Jr.-Sr. High School. 503-392-3194.

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Firing up the grill! By DEE MOORE for the Sun HEBO — Is there a better way to say “see ya” to summer than with a community-wide party? Hebo Christian Church and the many residents that take part in their annual Labor Day barbecue sure can’t think of one! The church will once again roll out the grills and inflate a bounce house for an annual event that regularly draws more than 300 people every Labor Day. This year’s goodbye to summer vacation and hello to the back-to-school grind will unwind from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 at the church’s grounds located at 31350 Highway 101 S., Hebo. With face painting, spin art, a bouncy house, music and various games for children and teens as well as free food on the menu, the event is a mecca for end-ofsummer fun. This year’s grub will include hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cold drinks, snow cones and watermelon. Additionally the church hands out school supplies and new backpacks to area kids in need. Though Hebo Christian now partners with the Tools For Schools program, Pastor Lonny Moeller’s wife Crystal, who works in the church office, says the church has been giving out supplies since long before the program began. “The community itself is getting really involved,” she said. Each year local businesses donate everything from food to tents to the event as well as supplies for the youngsters. “We had 350-400 served and we provided supplies for about 130 kids last year,” she said. Organizers expect the event and the need to have increased by 10 percent this

year thanks to the recession. “We are honored and humbled to be able to provide for our community,” Mueller said. Donors this year include Hebo Market, Hebo Bar and Grill and Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District. Mueller said last-minute donations are expected and will be happily received. Currently they are short on backpacks and anyone capable of donating is encouraged to drop by the church either before or during the picnic with as many as they can afford to give. No one is turned away. While the Tools For Schools program, which is a county-wide effort overseen by the Tillamook Commission on Families and Children, requires parents to fill out and turn in an application in advance for supplies, if parents show up with the applications in hand they will receive supplies. They must reside in the area. They are asked to fill these out because the applications are used to determine the need in the county and how much funding is needed for the program next year.  “It helps with the funding,” Mueller said. The applications are available at:  Tillamook County Commission on Children & Families, 801 Ivy Ave., Suite B, Tillamook; Department of Human Services, 4670 Third  St., Tillamook; NCRD – 36155 Ninth St., Nehalem; Commission on Children & Families - 2410 Fifth St., Tillamook ; TLC Credit Union,1510 Third St, Tillamook ; CARE, Inc., 2310 First St., Suite 2, Tillamook; Salvation Army, 2105 Fourth St., Tillamook; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2411 Fifth Street, Tillamook; NVSD #101, 36925 Hwy 101S, Cloverdale; Hebo Christian Center – 31350 Hwy 101 S, Hebo; and Rinehart Clinic, 230 Rowe St., Wheeler.

A ‘Noble’ cause By TIM HIRSCH of the Sun CLOVERDALE — Your chance for everything from a night on the town to a whole week of relaxation and fun awaits! Cloverdale Pharmacy, 34385 Highway 101 S., will be the site of a Sept. 6 fundraising raffle drawing for four Portland Trailblazer tickets, box seats to a Broadway stage production of Shrek and a one-week vacation in Shorepine Village. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and are available at Cloverdale Pharmacy, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub, and the Market Pub in Neskowin. The row seven Blazer game tickets, donated by Oregon Coast Bank, will sit you plenty close to the action, while the Shrek performance promises a night on the town in Portland. And the Shorepine vacation, a package worth more than $1,300, is all inclusive. Donated by Nestucca Ridge Development, available weeks ore Oct. 20-27 and Nov. 4-11. It’s all in an effort to raise funds for the development of Noble Wayside, a future downtown Cloverdale park that will feature restrooms, a handicap accessible fishing dock, off-street parking, picnic benches and a walking trail. The site has been on the county’s radar since 2007, when Tillamook County first entered into a series of purchase agreements with property owner Glenn Brassfield. Two of his three properties were purchased by the county in April 2007 and a third in April 2009. All told, the county paid Brassfield $167,800

which included monies set aside for site clean-up required by DEQ. Including the property they already owned, the county now owns a 194-foot riverfront stretch along Highway 101 on the north end of downtown Cloverdale. The dream of a rest stop for Cloverdale has been floated around by the better part of a decade by concerned citizens and business owners like Cloverdale Pharmacy owner John Griggs, who has donated in excess of $5,000 towards the project, as well as teaming with Frank Brawner to sell four picnic benches crafted by area high school students at $1,500 each for a net profit of approximately $4,500. While many other community and business leaders have chipped in with in-kind donations — including Waylon Porter and Dick Warren Trucking— they are still far short of the estimated $75,000-$80,000 it will take to complete the project. That financial figure picture may change, however, if the Tillamook County Transportation Department gets their way. The agency is investigating a Federal Flex Fund grant that they could become eligible for if bus stop is added to the rest stop. Transportation general manager Matt Mumford said the grant only requires a 10 percent match and that in-kind donations will likely qualify providing work is completed after the grant is procured. The grant is designed to fund transit improvements including bike and pedestrian needs. “The wayside is perfect,” said Mumford. “They’re (grant officials) going to love this. It should be a shoe-in.”

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dining guide 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. Enjjoy 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. The Riverhouse Restaurant, 34450 Brooten Rd., Pacific City. (503) 965-6722. Casual dining overlooking the Nestucca River. Featuring fresh seafood and steaks, pastas, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and desserts. Beer, wine and cocktails available. Named “Coastal Living’s” favorite Pacific Northwest “seafood dive.” Open daily 11-8 weekdays; 11-9 weekends. 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. Stimulus, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City. 503-965-4661. Beautiful Ocean view espresso café serving Stumptown Roasters coffee, organic teas, and locally made pastries. Stimulus offers a large selection of breakfast sandwiches, homemade soups, hot Panini sandwiches, and salads. Open every day of the year from 6 am till 6 pm Twist Wine Co., 6425 Pacific Ave, Pacific City. 503-965-NUTS. At Twist Wine Company we showcase wines from our three brands: Reversal, Basket Case and Shy Chenin. We believe wine is about having fun. We are a wine lounge, wi-fi hotspot and offer four microbrews on draft.


For whom the bell tolls diploma.” Another big change for the Nestucca Valley School District is a new superintendent. CLOVERDALE — Bells will be Kathryn Hedrick is starting her ringing in halls across Oregon this first year as head of the district. fall as fresh scrubbed children in new She comes to the position with clothes are running, laughing and a wealth of classroom experiscreaming back to school. At Nesence. This is her first time filling tucca, students from kindergarten the superintendent position. In through seventh grade go back to addition to teaching, she has school Sept. 6. Eighth-graders and previously worked as a building high schoolers go back one day later administrator, principal and in to give seventh-graders a chance student services with various to get used to their new school in a Oregon school districts. more relaxed manner. Hedrick says she is not At the elementary school, stuplanning on making any foredents will be greeted by a few changPhoto by Tim Hirsch seeable changes to programs. es that have occurred since summer FIRST YEAR NESTUCCA Superinten“This is a good district and vacation began — one of which will tendent Kathryn Hedrick. it has a good reputation. I am be a new sixth grade teacher. joining a team that’s already in “We are currently in the process place,” she said. “I am excited. I am eager.” of looking for another teacher and a new assistant,” The district this year, like every year, is reaching said Nick Gelbard, school principal. out to parents who are in need and are having diffiHe expects to have a teacher hired and ready to go culty providing school supplies for their children. Acby the time classes begin. cording to Hedrick 70 percent of the children attending Another big change the kids will notice is in the school this year are either on the free or reduced lunch schools front offices which are in the process of being programs. remodeled. In addition to the numerous county wide pro“We remodeled our offices. The office manager grams available to help these children, such as Tools will have full view of the lobby,” Gelbard said. “We For Schools, the superintendent asks parents to let the want to have a good view of the lobby.” teachers know they need assistance. Resources are He added that the move will provide better secuavailable, she said. rity and safety for the children. The office manager’s “We are never going to let little kids not have office is now located in Gelbard’s old one and he now supplies and there are scholarships for athletes who has new quarters. The project is expected to be finalqualify,” Hedrick said. ized later this fall, though most of the construction is Additionally, Marlene Putman, program director done and all that is left are mainly cosmetic changes. for Tillamook County’ Commission on Children and The school also underwent a thorough cleaning and polishing with new interior paint and a refinished gym Families, urges parents to pick up applications for the Tools For Schools program even though the deadline floor. has already passed. To continue with this mission of tidiness, the Putman said the agency will work to make sure all school will be holding a back-to-school clean-up from children have supplies for the school year. 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 10. Gelbard is asking “We are still taking donations,” she said. “We’re for community volunteers to bring garden tools and short close to 90 backpacks.” come out to help make the schools grounds beautiful. The need “is huge” she said. “It’s not like people The school’s annual open house is scheduled from are not trying.” But, in addition to the high unemploy6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20. Gelbard is encouragment rate, many people are under-employed. Even ing parents to attend. two-parent families are struggling. “We want feed back from the parents,” he said. She encourages parents to enroll their children in Teachers will be sending questionnaires home with the free or low-cost state health care plan. This proparents in an attempt to find out the school’s strengths gram will take any child, she said, ensuring that all and weakness and to determine what needs are being children receive their school vaccinations and back to met or not. school checkups. The teaching staff will continue to focus on read“Any kid is eligible for health insurance no matter ing intervention and the positive behavior support how much your family makes,” Putman said. programs which have shown good results, Gelbard There are also many county agencies which help said. with low cost or no cost clothing, she said. These can At the junior-senior high, students will miss an be good resources for struggling parents with school old face and recognize a new one. Tori Kirkpatrick children. will move to the jr.-sr. high to teach language arts. These include Kit and Kaboodle, the Seventh Day She is moving from the elementary school and will be replacing Gay Beaudet who is going to Turkey to teach, Adventist Church, CARE, INC., the Teen Challenge Thrift Store and Wild Flower Thrift Shop in Tillamook Principal Randy Wharton said. and Nestucca Pass It On Ministries in Beaver and Wharton reminds students and parents that North County Food Bank in Wheeler. students must “pass the state tests to qualify for a By DEE MOORE for the Sun

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Back to the gridiron

sized at Monday’s practice because of the increased potential for injury thanks to this factor. They lack a complete second string. CLOVERDALE — Schiewe warned his team about Preseason football prachead injury and hammered home the tice kicked off Monday, need for safety. Telling his team he Aug. 22, and the Neswanted them safe and not hurt and tucca Valley High School returning to the field with a possible Bobcats were officially on concussion. the prowl. “We are as deep as a puddle,” “Football went to the Schiewe said jokingly about his lack State playoffs last year of numbers. “We have to watch out for the third year in a for injury.” row. I believe they were There are few students to draw second in Northwest 2A from at Nestucca Valley High School league,” said athletic which has approximately 190 studirector John Elder. dents, according to Schiewe. Last year’s team was While this may make having third in the district on multiple players for each position their way to a 4-5 record. Photo by Dee Moore difficult, it does give each student an Perennial favorites the THE NESTUCCA BOBCATS are gearing up for another opportunity to play, something not Knappa Loggers (10-1) run at the state playoffs. The first game is Sept. 9 vs. always possible at larger schools. were tops in the league Waldport in a game played at Newport. At practice they were enthusiaslast year. they are re-routed as need demands. tic and attentive, watching and paying With that kind of record there is Schiewe has yet made a roster. He’s close attention to their coach. Eleven going to be a lot of pressure on the waiting to see how this new team plays team members made it to football camp team and its coach to do more than perand what positions his players are best at Western Oregon University this past form but to win and this is going to be suited for. summer giving the Cats a leg up on a difficult with only four varsity senior “We’re not big in numbers,” difficult season. players returning. Schiewe said. “It’s going to be diffi“It’s really positive,” Schiewe said “We graduated 13 seniors last cult.” of his player’s attitudes. year,” said Coach Jeff Schiewe. “We are The team is small but he said they It will be trial and error from here a young team. It’s a youth movement.” will pack a punch. on as Schiewe and his assistants take Returning to lead the pack are se“The offensive line core, we’ll be raw recruits and build a cohesive unit niors Weston Boisa, who played safety big there.” during the first weeks of preseason and started corner; Hunter Boehler who This is a boon because the Cats practice and through the first few played slot back and corner; Joe Ehly strong offensive last year helped to games of the season. Only time will tell who was a defensive end; and Tyler lead them to the playoffs. Replacing if the Cats will make the playoffs for a Zell, who was a tight end and defensive last year’s impressive defensive line fourth year in a row. tackle. Junior Austin Woods will also be will be a challenge. While expectations The first game is against Waldport returning. Woods started last year as a are high, Schiewe warns that problems High School’s fighting Irish at 7 p.m. safety. On the line is sophomore Wyatt may arise. Friday, Sept 9, in Newport at the NewPeterson who’s a guard. The coach has multiple players in port High School field due to renovaOnly time will tell if these young multiple positions. Safety was emphations at the Waldport’s field. men play the same positions or if By DEE MOORE for the Sun

Going the distance By DEE MOORE for the Sun CLOVERDALE — Cross country running takes a special kind of athlete. These runners go the distance, no pun intended, especially in Oregon. The runners are judged individually and as a team. Last season the Nestucca Valley High School boys team made it to state, according to John Elder, Nestucca Valley Senior School athletic director . “I know the boys team went to state last year as a team for the first time in a decade,” Elder said. “They hope to return, with loads of experienced runners like Cody Aalsma, Cody Roos, Nick Ahn, and Isaac Higdon,” he said. Unfortunately, a key team member won’t be returning this year. “Case Roos, number two runner from last year, is injured and will not run this season,” Elder said. But this isn’t quelling the optimism that the coaches feel. They are preparing for a winning season with the state championship as their goal. Coaching girls cross country is Misty Wharton, Elder said. “For the girls, Emma Higdon is a returner from last year, they are hoping to get more girls to have a full team,” Elder said. At this time none of the lineups are set in stone and the coaches are still smoothing out the rough edges and looking for people to fill in the empty slots. It will take time and practice to build a winning team. “I doubt if anyone has a completed roster, still a lot of kids coming and going,” Elder said.

Experienced core to lead net attack By DEE MOORE for the Sun CLOVERDALE — Nestucca Senior High School Lady Cats are ready to show that they are winners. Coming back this year from last year’s division win, the team and its coach hope to do that and more this season — winning the state playoffs is their goal! John Elder, the school’s athletic director and volleyball coach, is confident this year’s team has what it takes to win. Having coached winning teams in the past, he knows what it takes.

“We won our Division in the Northwest League, 2A, Division 1, last year to qualify for the state playoffs and that will be our goal again this year,” he said. Last year’s team went to playoffs but succumbed to eventual state champions Weston McEwen. Only time and determination will tell if Weston McEwen will hang on to that title with the Lady Cats close on their tail and hungry for a win. The team is starting strong with many experienced players returning to represent a solid unit ready for the challenges of a new season. But there are challenges and a lot of work ahead

as there is every year and Elder knows this and is ready to prepare his team for victory. While he has experienced players returning, he also has new team members who are green and lacking experience who will be filling the open positions. Elder will be spending a bit of time on developmental coaching using drills to strengthen each players skills, old and new alike, as well as developing and refining the teams strategy over the course of pre-season practices. “It will probably take some time to work into a cohesive team with so many

new starters, but we are working hard in practice so far,” he said confidently. Returning starters from last year’s state playoff team include Jasmine Boisa Libero and 2nd Team All-League Middle Hitter Brittany Hurliman. They will be leading other experienced players as this year’s team includes many familiar faces as well. Elder said that amongst the players with varsity experience will be a pair of setters, junior Jodi Green and sophomore Mariah Devos. Others with varsity experience include Jessica Elder, Rebecca Windle, Natasha Helsing and Lacy Boisa.

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