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Veterans Day Event at Tillamook Air Museum Nov. 11, 2019 – Photos by Don Best

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Veterans Day Event at Tillamook Air Museum November 11, 2019
Photos by Don Best
Great weather and a good crowd cheered the National Guard flyover, and paid their respects to all veterans at the following ceremony, featuring speaker Gordon McCraw.


EVENT PROGRAM:
1100 Monday, November 11, 2019
MC: Captain Joel Stevens, Oregon Army National Guard
0930 – 1000 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association arrives
1030 Patriotic music Buffalo Kitty Band – Past performers for USO Tours.
1100 Program Begins
• “March on the Colors”
• Portland Metro Pipe Band entry & Posting of Colors by U.S. Coast Guard
• Pledge of Allegiance led by Capt. Joel Stevens
• Star Spangled Banner, performed by Kathy Forbes
• Invocation by Pastor Ron Watson
• VFW Auxiliary President Karen Allenbrand – Bells for Peace
• Introduction of our host: Tillamook Air Museum
• Recognition of our Sponsors: Tillamook County Transportation District, Safeway of Tillamook, Tillamook Rental Center
• Introduction of special guests and dignitaries
• Recognition of all veterans by branch of service
Performance of service anthems by: Tillamook Community Chorus and members of the Tillamook High School Choir, Leader Jerilee Henderson
• Keynote Speakers – Gordon McCraw, Chief Aerographer’s Mate US Navy
Chief Aerographer’s Mate Gordon McCraw (Navy Retired)
Chief Aerographer’s Mate Gordan McCraw (Retired) spent a little over 20 years in the Navy, enlisting in early 1973 he spent 10 years as an Air Traffic Controller and then 10 years as a meteorologist. Because of a special program offered after his second enlistment, he spent no time at sea. He was, however, stationed at several duty stations that had some bad disasters which explains his job today, and his Humanitarian Service Medal and his Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from the extra efforts and work done to help others after those disasters. He has the National Defense Service Medal for Vietnam and Desert Storm, and, his weather detachment received the Meritorious Service Medal for their work during Desert Storm. Among his other medals he was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for special work he accomplished while being the Chief in Charge of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment in New Orleans. In addition to 3 separate tours in New Orleans, he was also stationed in Cuba, Illinois, California and even spent some time as a dependent spouse between enlistment in England. We know him as our local weatherman, Emergency Manger and Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant.
He is married to Heidi McCraw, herself a 6-year Navy veteran Radioman or RM, she was also stationed in Cuba, you can guess who she met there and ended up marrying. She was stationed in London and New Orleans and now has a full-time job keeping Gordon in line and on time.
They have two adult children; their son Scott lives in Portland now and their daughter Whitney lives in Tillamook.
• Buffalo Kitty Band/musical performance
• Donavan Goff, VFW Post 2848 Commander, Karen Allenbrand, Auxiliary 2848 President and the Northwest Quilts of Valor Organization- special presentation to local veterans
• Kathy Forbes performing “God Bless America”
• Taps by Caryn Backman
• Benediction by Pastor Ron Watson
• Portland Metro Pipe Band – Amazing Grace
• “Retiring of the Colors”
• Portland Metro Pipe Band closing March and USCG

o Ride in – The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association – South side of hangar 10AM


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Tillamook County Courthouse Remains Closed Tomorrow Nov. 12th; Circuit Court to be held at Port of Tillamook Bay, Officers Mess Hall

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Tillamook County Courthouse Remains Closed Tomorrow Nov. 12th; Circuit Court to be held at Port of Tillamook Bay, Officers Mess Hall

UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, the Courthouse will continue to remain closed through tomorrow (Tuesday), November 12. The Tillamook County Courthouse building is closed until further notice and all Circuit Court operations will be held at 6225 Officers Row Tillamook beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 11/12/19. Hours of operation will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Another update will be provided tomorrow morning, November 12th. The county is working diligently to resume Courthouse operations as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Tillamook Courthouse at 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook was closed due to an unknown odor on Friday afternoon, November 8th. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and welfare of the employees and visitors, the courthouse closed early for the holiday weekend. County offices are closed on Monday November 11th for Veterans Day. All departments outside the courthouse were unaffected and will operate as normal.
The County understands and apologizes for this significant inconvenience. There is no additional information at this time as it is still under investigation to identify the source of the and deem the courthouse safe.
Please watch the County’s website: www.co.tillamook.or.us for the most current open/closure information.


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A Community Gathering for Unity and Healing Nov. 16th

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Every day we see more signs of our country’s dividedness. It’s easy to despair, but we don’t have to overcome these divisions on our own. By gathering together in community, we regain hope that peace and restoration are possible.
All are welcome to join in a community gathering for unity and healing on Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine/Santa Catalina Episcopal Church, 36335 Hwy 101 N Nehalem (between the Bunkhouse and the Hope Chest).
Members of our community will lead us in prayers, readings, songs, silence and reflection. A time of refreshments and conversation will follow the gathering.
For more information, please contact Phyllis Mannan, phmannan@gmail.com.


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Emergency Go Bag Supplies Sale Returns to Manzanita Saturday Nov. 16th

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The Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay will again be selling supplies for individual or home emergency Go Bags Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the old Manzanita Fire Station (165 5th Street).
Supplies will be available for starter bags, replacements in existing bags, and items ordered at recent Go Bag classes. Cash or checks only. No credit cards.


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Tillamook Master Gardeners Thanksgiving Flower Arranging Class Nov. 23

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Start the holiday season with a fun and creative flower arrangement to set off your Thanksgiving table. Join Master Gardener Lynda McClintock on Saturday, November 23 at 10 am at the Tillamook County Extension Office, 4506 Third Street, Tillamook and create your Thanksgiving table center piece. Attendees will be learning how to use floral foam in a basic “gripper” bowl, how to process flowers and greens and where to place them to create a beautiful arrangement. Class fee is $15 which includes supplies and is limited to 15 participants. Call 503-961-2212 to reserve your place! Payment will be taken at the door. Cash or checks only, please.


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North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection presents Conrad Gowell, Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director on Nov. 18th

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Note new day (Monday), new time (5:00 p.m.), new location (St. Mary by the Sea, 275 S. Pacific St, in Rockaway Beach)
Monday, November 18, 2019, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection hosts another in the series “Speaking Truth to Power,” an educational talk by Conrad Gowell, the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director. Doors open for this free event at 5:00 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” with light refreshments. Talk begins at 5:30 pm.

Conrad will discuss the sustainability of wild fish, risk factors that affect them including current forestry practices, and, finally, what we can do to ensure that wild fish survive. He plans to delve into issues regarding unstable slopes. This presentation will incorporate a dialogue with the audience.
In 2018, Conrad became the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director after serving as NFS’ River Steward Program Director (2016-17), North Oregon Coast Regional Coordinator (2013-2016) and Siletz River Steward since 2010. In his current role, Conrad recruits and manages a team of skills-based volunteers and contractors (NFS Fellows). These Fellows assist River Stewards with their watershed-specific conservation campaigns and help develop the advocacy tools NFS needs to increase the impact of the work.
Conrad completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Science from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and has since worked with non-profit organizations, academic institutions, indigenous cultures, and fisheries consultants, aiming to advance the sustainable management and restoration of watersheds. Conrad brings a policy, research and habitat restoration background with experience throughout the Northwest and Alaska. He is a lifelong advocate for wild fish; his consistent dedication has inspired community action.
Conrad worked on the following effort: Endangered Species Protections Sought for Oregon Coast Spring Chinook: https://nativefishsociety.org/news-media/endangered-species-protections-sought-for-oregon-coast-spring-chinook . Nehalem River spring Chinook are an example of fish that may benefit from these protections. Conrad will also be leading a walk into the Trask River area to observe steep-slope logging that has slide risks. For details go to https://healthywatershed.org/
Directions to St. Mary by the Sea: At the south end of downtown Rockaway Beach, turn west on SW. Third Ave. (At the corner of S.E. Third Ave. and Highway 101 is the south end of the Rockaway Beach City Hall.) Proceed west over the railroad tracks, going to the end of Third Ave. which becomes the St. Mary by the Sea parking lot. The meeting will take place in their community center building, not in the church itself. The address is 275 S. Pacific St.

Our name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (formerly known as Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection), reflects our working together on a regional basis to insure that the air we breathe and the water we drink are safe. We now represent over 500 concerned families and individuals.
https://healthywatershed.org/
https://www.facebook.com/rockawaybeachcitizens


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