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RECAP: Pioneer Q&A Series; Upcoming Candidate Forum, Meet-Greet

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on RECAP: Pioneer Q&A Series; Upcoming Candidate Forum, Meet-Greet

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Here you go – a handy “all-in-one” with the links to the series of questions the Tillamook County Pioneer sent to the Tillamook County Board of Commissioner candidates.
And, also a link to the Candidate Forum in Tillamook last week, filmed by Jane Scott Productions.
There are opportunities to meet the all the candidates:
April 25th – North County forum – 5:30 pm at Pine Grove Community House, Manzanita
April 30th – Coffee with the Candidates at Kendra’s River Inn – a casual meet and greet, chance to chat with the candidates, 10 am Kendra’s River Inn
Sponsored by the Tillamook County Pioneer. https://www.facebook.com/events/446715029115227/
https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-qa-part-1-of-6/

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-qa-part-2-of-6/

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-qa-part-3-of-6/

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-qa-part-4-of-6/

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-part-5-of-6/

https://www.tillamookcountypioneer.net/getting-to-know-the-candidates-tillamook-county-board-of-commissioners-part-6-of-6/

Candidate Forum – April 17, 2018 – TBCC
https://tctv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=vGlagc1thnrv


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Join us casting your vote for Walt Porter for County Commissioner

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Join us casting your vote for Walt Porter for County Commissioner

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To whom this may concern:
Walt Porter, life-long resident of Tillamook County, has our vote for County Commissioner. We are confident Walt has the best interests of the County at heart: He loves and respects this place we call home. Walt is approachable; he listens to all concerns and has a common sense approach to our County’s issues gleaned from a lifetime of hard work as a self-employed farmer as well as his involvement with his community on various boards and committees.
Honest, reliable and straightforward, Walt understands the challenges facing Tillamook County and is excited about our opportunities ahead. We believe Walt will act on his deep understanding of our home and its people when working toward responsible decisions for our County, keeping her vital and viable.
Join us in casting your vote for Walt Porter, County Commissioner, Position #3.

Mike and Cindy Gardner
Ted and Linda Jacob
Pete and Deniel Jacob


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The choice is easy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on The choice is easy

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On May 15, we’re being asked to choose between six candidates for Tillamook County Commissioner. For me, the choice is easy. One candidate – David McCall – is the proven leader, the compassionate thinker and the candidate who has shown that he can find creative, innovative solutions to the issues facing our county.
Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity, strike that, joy of working on several projects with David and have seen first hand his dedication to finding balanced solutions that create economic viability, while at the same time keeping the needs of people and our planet at the forefront. David’s education and his experience give him the ability to understand and the necessary tools to work with and through the complexities of Tillamook County government.
In addition, and I love this about David, he’ll roll up his sleeves and work with others to make certain whatever project he’s working on is successfully completed. David’s experience directing the county’s Solid Waste Management team, his leadership of the Tillamook County Democratic Central Committee and with the state Democratic Central Committee, his service to the community of Bay City and the Tillamook Farmers Market have shown that he is a “go-to” guy, when there’s a problem that needs solving.
Right now, we have numerous critical issues that need this kind of compassion, this kind of hands-on problem solving, and this kind of innovation. I urge you to join me in casting your vote for David McCall on the May 15 ballot.

Fred Bassett
Cloverdale


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Tillamook Farmers Market receives grant to support SNAP customers

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook Farmers Market receives grant to support SNAP customers

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The Tillamook Farmers Market was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Rosemarie Sweet Fund through the Farmers Market Fund of Portland to support Food Root’s Double up Food Bucks program.

The Double up Food Bucks (DUFB) program helps customers using SNAP benefits increase their dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables. SNAP Customers can receive a dollar-for-dollar cash match up to $10 each market day through DUFB, which was branded in 2016 and continued in 2017 with support from the Farmers Market Fund, Food Roots of Tillamook County, and other funders.
“We saw an increase in fruits and vegetable purchase through both SNAP and Double up Food Bucks dollars spent at all four markets in Tillamook County,” said Lauren Sorg, the Executive Director of Food Roots. “This program benefits our entire community; it makes fresh, locally grown produce more affordable for our low-income community members, while also increasing sales for our local farmers.”
However, after only two years DUFB was defunded by the Farmers Market Fund’s USDA grant, leaving farmers markets across the state with the decision of whether or not they would continue to offer a SNAP match program. Food Roots made the commitment to fundraise for each of the Tillamook County Farmers Markets, and raised over $1,000 for the Tillamook Farmers Market to continue its DUFB program.
“Our vision at Food Roots is to foster a strong food system in Tillamook County so that everyone is able to eat local food and have the resources they need to eat well,” Sorg said. “We feel it serves our mission well to continue to offer the full match to SNAP recipients at our local farmers markets.”


Food Roots also supported the market in applying for the Rosemarie Sweet Fund grant – a small pool of money that was available to Oregon Farmers Markets who were interested in continuing their SNAP match programs.
“We are very fortunate to have this partnership with Food Roots,” said Sayde Moser-Walker, the Tillamook Farmers Market Manager. “This is the Market’s first season without the funding for the Double up Food Bucks Program, and as the largest farmers market in the county we serve a lot of lower-income families whose ability to access healthy foods would decrease significantly.”
Over the course of the 2017 season, more than 200 SNAP customers at Tillamook Farmers Market purchased nearly $4,500 in local produce. Walker said that thanks to Food Roots, the Rosemarie Sweet Fund grant, and additional fundraising efforts, the Tillamook Farmers Market will continue to offer a dollar-for-dollar cash match up to $10 each market day per SNAP customer in 2018.
“We want this program to be sustainable and available every market season, and we will continue to fundraise and find donors who feel passionately about making sure everyone in our community keeps their access to fresh, locally-grown foods and supporting local farmers,” Walker said.
Double Up Food Bucks dollars can be used on fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, dried beans, nuts, and vegetable starts. They are accepted at any booth that accepts SNAP as a form of payment.
For more information, visit www.tillamookfarmersmarket.com


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Support for David McCall for Tillamook County Commissioner

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Support for David McCall for Tillamook County Commissioner

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Having worked with David McCall on various issues, and having sat together in numerous meetings, I’ve observed someone who is intelligent, and totally interested and involved in all aspects of Tillamook County, from serving on the Board of the Tillamook Farmers Market to his position as Tillamook County Solid Waste Department Manager.

Tillamook County has many areas that need attention: We have roads in disrepair. We have land use issues that need to be overseen and implemented. We have locally-owned family businesses that struggle against the competition of big box stores. We have a need to diversify industry to encompass more than just farming, timber, tourism, and fishing. We have low-wage service jobs and inadequate housing for those workers. We have a growing number of families living in poverty without a permanent address. We have schools dependent on timber sales, resulting in an up and down level of resources. We have a top-notch, county-wide library system that relies on periodic levies and the support of those who believe libraries serve an important function in a Democratic society. And that’s just for starters.

David is young, enthusiastic, has boundless energy, and is capable of keeping several plates spinning at once. I believe he’s well qualified to tackle these issues and to help lead Tillamook County in a direction that meets many needs on many levels and makes Tillamook County a better place to live, work, and play for everyone.
Linda Werner
Tillamook


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Monday Music Club of Tillamook Presents Six Guitars with Chase Padgett on April 30th

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Monday Music Club of Tillamook Presents Six Guitars with Chase Padgett on April 30th

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Six Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer, Chase Padgett portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well. There are plenty of laughs too! Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes that only a life playing music can give. These balance out the moving stories each deliver about how music has touched their lives and made them a better person along the way. You don’t need to play music to love this show. You just need to love music.

The Monday Musical Club’s final event of the season on Monday April 30th at 7 pm at Tillamook High School’s Don Whitney auditorium. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.


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