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King Tides – North Tillamook County – Nehalem and Wheeler Jan. 20th

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on King Tides – North Tillamook County – Nehalem and Wheeler Jan. 20th

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Photos & Videos by Don Best
January 20, 2019 – 11:30 – 1 pm

The King Tide today January 20th – the Nehalem River flowed over Hwy 101 – beginning before 11:30 am until after 1 pm. The National Weather Service has issued flood advisories for the North Oregon Coast for tomorrow, January 21st from noon to 3 pm and for Tuesday January 22nd from noon to 3 pm.

Wheeler boat ramp – Jan. 20, 2019 at 1 pm. Watch for King Tides again tomorrow, Jan. 21st. Photo by Don Best

Hwy 101 – Downtown Nehalem, Jan. 20, 2019 at 11:30 am – Photos by Don Best


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Tillamook Chamber Hands Out Awards at Annual Banquet Fundraiser Jan. 19th

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook Chamber Hands Out Awards at Annual Banquet Fundraiser Jan. 19th

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By Laura Swanson, Editor, Tillamook County Pioneer
“It was an honor to be nominated,” was our mantra as we, the Tillamook County Pioneer partners and friends attended the annual Tillamook Chamber Awards Banquet and fundraising auction last night January 19th. The locally sourced meal started with a variety of seafood, cheeses, beer and wine, and the buffet style meal features dozens of local food purveyors. The capacity crowd cheered bidders on to top the $1,000 mark for the oral auction items, and everyone anticipated the upcoming awards.

Madeline’s Vintage Marketplace – Small Business of the Year

The first award winners to take the stage celebrated Madeline’s Vintage Marketplace’s win as “small business of the year” (under 10 employees), and received accolades for “surviving” the disruptions of the downtown construction and building remodels.

Shop with a Cop – Program of the Year

The category the Pioneer was nominated in – “Program of the Year” – went to the deserving Shop with a Cop program which has provided a way for local law enforcement to do one-on-one outreach with hundreds of at-risk youth and their families, humanizing cops and giving these kids and their families a boost during the holidays.

Blue Heron French Cheese Company – Business of the Year

For “business of the year”, the Pastega family and friends enjoyed their recognition for the Blue Heron French Cheese Company. “How can it be 40 years?” enthused owner Denny Pastega. “I wasn’t expecting this and will just speak from the heart. This town has been very good to us, our family. Thank you so much.”

Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber – Highway 101/6 Project – Development of the Year

The Highway 101/6 project was awarded “development of the year” and Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber commented, “Tillamook showed true grit throughout the construction.”
Ten individuals nominated for “citizen of the year”, all with a long list of contributions to the community, the Chamber had a difficult decision – as Mayor Weber noted, “All are worthy.” Then announced the name of Ken Werner as the award recipient.

Ken Werner – Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to all the 2019 Tillamook Chamber Awards Winners!


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Port of Garibaldi Sets Up Site for Coast Guard, Federal Workers to Pickup Donated Supplies

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Port of Garibaldi Sets Up Site for Coast Guard, Federal Workers to Pickup Donated Supplies

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By Laura Swanson, Editor, Tillamook County Pioneer

The generosity of Tillamook County and the “take-care-of-our-own” resiliency of the community continues to astound our local Coast Guard families. The Port of Garibaldi has set up a receiving area for donations and a place to distribute the supplies to the Coast Guard and furloughed federal workers at the Port of Garibaldi shop, located at the corner of American Ave and 6th Street. Volunteers will be at this location today, Sunday January 20th from 10 am to 2 pm and on Monday, January 21st from 10 am to 2 pm to receive donations and to distribute the goods to Coast Guard and federal workers’ families.

“We have set up a location at the Port for Coast Guard families to pick up donated supplies,” explained Port manager Mike Saindon. “These people are ‘helpers’ so, as you can imagine they are pretty embarrassed to reach out for help. Having retired coasties getting them the supplies is making it a little less stressful,” He continued, “So if anyone wants to get donated items to families we can facilitate that.” To donate items, please bring them to the Port of Garibaldi shop during the above times. Several Coast Guard families have young babies, so the need for diapers and baby formula has been mentioned, and as requests are made, they will be passed on to the community.
There have been various random acts of kindness reported to the Pioneer – from a dozen pizzas being boxed up at Barview Jetty Store being sent to the Coast Guard; to the offers of reduced meals at local restaurants, such as the Hook, Line & Sinker in Garibaldi; Seashells & Sugar’s offer to provide birthday cakes or celebration treats; and the sizable donation from Fred Meyer that helped to stock this supplemental food pantry at the Port –Tillamook County is showing it’s true community spirit to help these “helpers” any way possible. Donations can be dropped off at the Port of Garibaldi office during regular business hours as well.


Sheldon Oil Co. is collecting donations at their Nehalem and Garibaldi Shell stations for the Coast Guard station Tillamook Bay as well.
Donations can be made through CARE Inc. – www.careinc.org – designate for the Coast Guard/furloughed federal workers, or donations can also be sent to: Lower Columbia River Chief Petty Officers Assoc., PO BOX 34, Warrenton, OR 97146, and be sure to put to the attention of Tillamook Bay CG. For more information about how you can help, please contact Port of Garibaldi manager Mike Saindon at 503-322-3292.


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Making Health Affordable – CHIP Program Has Many Benefits – Starts Jan. 21st

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Making Health Affordable – CHIP Program Has Many Benefits – Starts Jan. 21st

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(From Tillamook County Wellness)
Making healthy lifestyle changes are most often thought of as being too involved and very expensive, at least that was the belief of Bill and Bettie Lou Meador as they embarked on this new adventure. They had just signed up to attend CHIP, the Complete Health Improvement Program, held by Tillamook Regional Medical Center. Bill and Bettie Lou, at 78 and 80 respectively, were still very busy and active but could feel age creeping up on them via higher blood pressure, extra weight, a small stroke and stiffening joints.

Having read stories about CHIP participants in the hospital newsletter, Life and Health, they really wanted to see if they could afford the cost so they could reap the benefits. The program included a pre and post health screen including blood draw, daily 30-minute video teaching how lifestyle changes bring improvement in chronic conditions, 18 evening meals, 2 breakfasts and cooking demonstrations. In partnership with the YMCA, participants have free use of their facilities for 3 months to encourage development of a regular exercise habit. It seemed beyond their financial means to be able to pay for all of this.
In discussion with Ginny Gabel, the CHIP facilitator they learned the many options available to cut the cost enabling them to attend. So a financial plan was set up, they paid the discounted agreed-upon fee and got started. Each week they set goals, began walking more deliberately, tried new healthier recipes and ate and ate!
“The food was delicious,” reports Bettie Lou, “and through the cooking demonstrations by Janice Wolk, RD we learned how to save money by cooking healthier. I have been a cook for many years but there was still so much I learned.”
After the second week, Bettie Lou came in and handed Ginny a small check and said that it should be applied to the cost of the program. Each week thereafter she handed in another small check to be applied to her program fees. The last night of the program she brought one more check and in amazement, Ginny asked Bettie Lou, “Where has this money come from? Do you realize that you have completely covered the full couple-cost of the program and you won’t need the discount and scholarship you were offered?”
Bettie Lou smiled proudly, “Yes, I know. This is the money I saved each week from the meals we ate each night and the leftovers you sent home with us. I also saved money from my grocery shopping because I am no longer buying soda, chips, candy and snacks, packaged & processed foods, or cuts of meat. I have changed to fresh produce, beans, rice, whole grain foods and saved enough to pay full price for CHIP. It took some money to stock my kitchen at first, but I never would have believed that eating healthy would benefit my pocketbook so much.”
CHIP begins Jan 21 – Feb 28, 2019. To find out more about how CHIP can help you find Proven Results and Priceless Benefits contact Ginny Gabel, 503-815-2270 or gabelgl@ah.org.


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Local Food Hub Assessment – Survey for Buyers, Sellers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Local Food Hub Assessment – Survey for Buyers, Sellers

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Food Roots and Visit Tillamook Coast are working together to research and assess the viability and demand for a food hub on the North Oregon Coast. As defined by the USDA food hub is “a centrally located facility with a business management structure facilitating the aggregation, storage, processing, distribution, and/or marketing of locally/regionally produced food products.”

Currently, Food Roots is in phase one of this project. Surveys have been sent out to sellers and buyers of local food products to gain a deeper understanding of the market and what support would be most beneficial.
If you are a Seller of local food (fisher, farmer, producer) please click here to add to our understanding of your needs.
If you are a Buyer of local food (restaurant, B&B, school, etc.) please click here to share your work.

This project aims to increase the wealth and well being of small commercial farmers, fishers, chefs, restaurant owners, and other food-related businesses throughout Tillamook County, while building a strong network of north coast culinary and agritourism partnerships that will create and enhance local food-related experiences for our community and visitors to our region.

If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact Allyson Gardner at allyson@foodrootsnw.org or 503-812-2800. For more about Food Roots, go to foodrootsnw.org


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Experts to Discuss Home and Property Wildfire Protection Jan. 29th

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Experts to Discuss Home and Property Wildfire Protection Jan. 29th

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue District will team up Tuesday, Jan. 29 to discuss how north Tillamook County residents can protect their homes and property from wildfires. The talk will be held at 1 p.m. at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita.
Ed Wallmark from the Oregon Department of Forestry, and Chief Perry Sherbaugh from the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue District, will go over “Lessons Learned from the California Fires” and describe various ways homes can be protected ahead of time, before any conflagration starts and spreads.

Similarities between the Oregon Coast and areas of California afflicted by last year’s fires include: being adjacent to large wooded areas with uneven terrain, extreme winds at times, a older populations, and few roadways for escape.

www.evcnb.org

The Jan. 29 talk was organized by the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, which provides information and guidance on individual and household preparedness for disasters on its website – evcnb.org.


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