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Library Book Sale Call for Volunteers

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Volunteers needed prior to the May 24/25 Manzanita Library Book Sale to move folding tables, shelves & supplies from storage to sales venues. Requires strength for lifting and we need people with pick up trucks. Please contact Madeline Olson at NTLF for more details or sign-up to volunteer with the Manzanita Librarian.
The Book Sale benefits North Tillamook Library Friends, the local non-profit that maintains & improves the Manzanita Library building & grounds. Thank you for your support!

New Administration, Nursing Director Join Care Center Team

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New Administrator, Director of Nursing Join Team at Nehalem Valley Care Center

(Wheeler) – Bryan Boon, an Oregon Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, was recently named the new Administrator at the Nehalem Valley Care Center in Wheeler, Oregon. Boon has nursing home and hospital experience having previously worked in a variety of health care roles, including rehabilitation services, as a surgical aide and Certified Nursing Assistant at facilities in the Northwest and in Arizona.

Boon is now a full-time resident of north Tillamook County.

Jessica Case, RN/BSN has also joined the Care Center staff as the facility’s Director of Nursing Services. Case has extensive healthcare experience in both hospital and nursing facility settings and is passionate about providing excellent patient care and developing Best Practices.

Case is also now a full-time resident of north Tillamook County.

The Nehalem Valley Care Center, owned by the Nehalem Bay Health District, is our region’s only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, in fact the only facility of its kind between Astoria and Newport on the Oregon coast.

The facility provides 24-hour Skilled/Long Term Care nursing care for residents and offers physical/Occupational/Speech therapy services as well and is licensed by the state of Oregon. The Care Center is one of Tillamook County’s largest employers with staff that includes Registered Nurses (RN’s), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s), food service, maintenance, administrative and business office personnel.

The Care Center is managed for the Health District through an agreement with Canyon Wren Consulting LLC, an Oregon nursing home management firm.

For information on the Care Center’s CNA training program contact Lynnelee Baertlein at or call #503-436-3450.

For more information on the Nehalem Valley Care Center and the services it provides visit:

March-April Art Show at Manzanita Library

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The March-April display of Art at the North Tillamook County Library in Manzanita will feature the work of student-teacher pair Tim Miller (age 64) and Julien Anctil (age 11). Tim and Julien, who live across the street from one another in Wheeler, have been working together in Tim’s studio for several hours a week for about a year and a half. Their beautiful work reflects their shared appreciation for nature and natural history. Tim will be showing five paintings exploring color, line, and abstraction. Julien will be showing two paintings and two drawings exploring color and drawing skills.

If you are an artist in the north Tillamook County area and are interested in the opportunity to show your work on the library’s wall space, please contact Mary Kyle McCurdy at And if you are interested in the work of any of the artists we have shown, please contact Mary Kyle and she will connect you.

This program brought to you by volunteers with North Tillamook Library Friends.

Gutter install-

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Looking for a person who has skills installing gutters. I had a capable friend help me obtain what was needed at Home Depot as far as supplies goes. Not I just need someone who is skilled
In this area. The gutters will be going on new construction. Two straight 50’ runs for each side of the house. Then one 16’ run for back porch. 3 downspouts. All about 9’ reach up to facia boards for ladder consideration.
Thanx a million!

3/3 Klezmer, East European Concert in Astoria

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The Larsen Center 588 16th in Astoria hosts
Trio Deloria
this Sunday, March 3rd, at 3pm!
Tickets and more information at
or call ‭(503) 338-9132‬

Trio Deloria (Andrew Ehrlich, Yankl Falk, and Ethan Chessin) presents an exciting program of Klezmer and Yiddish song, Romanian and Hungarian fiddle virtuosity, devotional Hasidic melody, and much more. Although the trio’s name is new, they have been performing together for over 20 years under other names (including a previous visit to Astoria in 2014). Their deep friendship is reflected in their energetic musical collaborations. Trio Deloria is grateful to the Larsen Center for this opportunity to return to Astoria with an exciting new program.

For more than 40 years, Jack “Yankl” Falk (vocals/clarinet) has been at the center of Yiddish cultural life in Portland and beyond. His repertoire and performance reflects his long involvement with Hungary’s premier Yiddish ensemble, Di Naye Kapelye, with whom he recorded three acclaimed CDs of Carpathian Jewish roots music and performed at festivals across Europe.

Yankl leads the Portland-based klezmer/groove quintet The Carpathian-Pacific Express, which features some of Portland’s leading musicians. His other collaborations have included work with Don Byron’s Music of Mickey Katz, Polka Madre (Mexico City), Di Fidl- Kapelye (Amsterdam), Yale Strom, the Tone Sharks, accordionist Christina Crowder, and cellist Lori Goldston. For more than 30 years, Yankl produced and hosted the Sunday morning Yiddish Hour on Portland radio. A traditional singer of Jewish liturgy, Yankl was featured in a 2013 New York Times article about itinerant High Holiday cantors.

Andrew Ehrlich (violin) is a longtime klezmer and co-founder of his own band, Hora Tzigane, with Martin Morgenbesser. He also performs as a member of the Carpathian- Pacific Express and is the leader of Dr. Ehrlich and the Magic Bullets. Andrew has served as concertmaster of the Portland Chamber Orchestra and the Portland Columbia Symphony. He is a former member of the group “fEAR no MUSIC” and continues to play chamber music in recital. Andrew recently premiered the violin concerto “Prayers and Dances” by Jason Heald based on Jewish themes. He is on the faculty of the Community Music Center in Portland, where he teaches violin and conducts the Adult String Orchestra.

Ethan Chessin (trombone/piano/accordion/voice) teaches choir, songwriting, and music production at Camas High School. Over the last twelve years, his students have premiered over one hundred new pieces of music, written by students and alumni as well as nationally renowned musicians. His expertise in producing major collaborative premieres have earned invitations for his choirs to record and perform alongside Portugal. The Man, Stanley Jordan, Y La Bamba, Girls In Trouble, AU, Michael Allen Harrison, Bright Moments, Kingdom Sound, Trio Tsuica, Carpathian-Pacific Express, and many others. Ethan is a 2023 Country Music Association (CMA) Music Teacher of Excellence, was awarded the first Give A Note Foundation nationwide Music Educator Innovator Award, and has been recognized regionally as a Washington Teacher of the Year Finalist, Southwest Washington Teacher of the Year, and Camas High School Teacher of the Year. Prior to his teaching career, while playing trombone with the MarchFourth Marching Band he performed alongside Pink Martini, opened for Gwen Stefani, and was featured on the soundtrack of the Pixar film “Monsters University”.

When is Heart of Cartm Reopening??

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After much construction and cleanup, we are delighted to announce that Heart of Cartm in downtown Wheeler will be reopening at Noon on Friday, March 8th!!

Come on over to shop our new furniture room and see the “new to us” items on display.

**While we are excited to accept your donations, please go easy on us by bringing a little at a time or waiting to bring them until the following weekend.**

Regular hours to follow reopening weekend:
Thursday – Monday, 12-6pm

See you sooooooon!!!!

Optimal Life Coaching For Teens

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Being a teenager can be tough! Teens may face challenges with friends, school, or family that can make them feel stressed, anxious, or unhappy. Want to change your situation or get help for a teen you know?

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Plan for Special Drug Misdemeanor

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from Rep. Kevin Mannix – district 21
This is his plan to clean up the streets and give addicts help

Measure 110 Update
House Bill 4002, the proposal by Democratic leaders to “fix” Measure 110, is simply not enough on its own to solve the drug crisis. We need real accountability and rehabilitation for drug users.
That’s why I proposed a comprehensive plan last week to ensure House Bill 4002 has the teeth needed to get hard drug users the treatment they need. Penalties for drug traffickers are also critically important.
I remain committed to working with my colleagues every day to ensure we get the results Oregonians deserve. You can read my full press release on the comprehensive plan below.

Here is a link to his plan:

Plan for Special Drug Misdemeanor, Statutory Overhaul of M110.pdf

Perhaps this will work; I noticed that there is a lot of noise about treatment – after all drug addiction is a medical problem. Locking up a person for addiction is ridiculous I certainly am for treatment. But is the addict? Usually not! But let me mention – The addicts may get treatment but the crime victim gets nothing. When the addict commits a crime – (not too much noise about the crime) the crime also needs to be addressed in the criminal justice system also.
Perhaps this plan will work, we have to get crime off the street.

Proposed Wheeler Medical Building

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While I welcome the addition of a new NBHD medical building on highway 101 in Wheeler, the proposed building design shown in the latest North Coast Citizen is unappealing and very commercial looking. This is an opportunity to improve the look of Wheelers downtown area and this structure would not do that. I suggest the NBHD chair Mr. Marc Johnson send their architects back to the drawing board and come up with a more attractive design.

Mike Matthews
Wheeler Citizen

Health District Selects Contractor or Health Center Project

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February 23, 2024

Nehalem Bay Health District Selects Bremik Construction for New Health Center Project

(Wheeler) – Following a competitive process the Nehalem Bay Health District has selected Bremik Construction, an Oregon firm with extensive health care and coastal construction experience, as Construction Manager/General Contractor for the new Nehalem Bay Health Center and Pharmacy project.

Bremik won the engagement with the Health District by demonstrating successful construction management of similar health care facilities and by proposing the most cost-effective approach.

Bremik, founded in 2004, recently worked with the District’s architecture team – Scott Edwards Architects – on a medical office building in Hood River and the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Newberg. Bremik has also done extensive work for Providence Health & Services and Kaiser Permanente. Bremik has also worked with the Health District’s owner’s representative, Klosh Group, on a variety of projects.

Bremik’s coastal construction experience includes work on the Cannon Beach Elementary School, a motel to housing conversion in Seaside and the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

Bremik principal and partner Tygh Colton is serving as the preconstruction manager of the Health Center project. Susan Odeh Brandt is the project manager and Kevin McMurray will be the project superintendent once construction begins. The combined Bremik team has more than 75 years of construction experience.

Bremik has also won industry and union recognition for its apprentice programs that have involved thousands of hours of training and work by female carpenters. Bremik has an extensive record of working with small and minority owned businesses and subcontractors and has embraced the District’s expectation that north coast subcontractors will be involved in the project.

“It is an important milestone in this transformative project to have the Bremik firm and a complete team onboard,” said Health District president Marc C. Johnson. “We know that the coastal environment, as well as a very detailed and complicated health care construction project present challenges and we are fortunate to have a team with deep experience to bring this project to competition in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

“The project aligns with Bremik’s mission to build projects that benefit the local community,” said Bremik’s Tygh Colton. “It is an honor to be working with the Nehalem Bay Health District and Scott Edwards Architecture to deliver this project to serve the Nehalem Bay region.”

Johnson expressed thanks on behalf of the Health District board to community members Lloyd Lindley, a retired landscape architect, and Brad Berman, an experienced construction project professional, for their assistance in evaluating construction manager/general contractor qualifications and approaches.

Scott Edwards, the District’s architect, is currently working on detailed construction drawings for the new 16,000 square foot Health Center and Pharmacy. The District and its design and construction team expect to submit permit applications to Tillamook County in the late April timeframe with a summer target date to commence construction.

The city of Wheeler conditionally approved the design of the new facility in December, including signing off on parking and heights requirements. The city asked for additional detail on landscaping plans and stormwater drainage, issues that will be addressed during the current phase of architecture work.

The new Health Center and Pharmacy, located at US Highway 101 and Hospital Road in Wheeler, will nearly triple the size of the existing Health Center in Wheeler (the former Rinehart Clinic), including a larger, modern pharmacy, a dental suite and exam rooms to accommodate current patients and future growth.

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This darkly comedic play by Beth Henley delves into the messy lives of the Magrath women, each grappling with their own “crimes of the heart.”

Under a searing Mississippi sun, the Magrath sisters’ fragile lives shatter when Babe, the youngest, shoots her philandering husband.

Summoned home, the eldest, Lenny, wrestles with small-town stagnation and dreams of escape.

Meg, the middle sister, a washed-up singer, drowns her past in whiskey, returning with secrets clinging to her like Spanish moss.

As Babe’s legal storm brews, the kitchen of their childhood home becomes a pressure cooker of buried memories and blistering truths.

Past resentments erupt, revealing the scars of their mother’s suicide and their father’s desertion.

Their eccentric cousin Chick stirs the pot, while their flamboyant lawyer Barnette offers shaky legal support and a dash of unexpected romance.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play paints a bittersweet portrait of Southern women struggling to rise above their “crimes of the heart” and embrace the promise of a brighter future.

Tickets on sale now at

Found 2 friendly dogs in Nehalem

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2 friendly male dogs found on the corner of HWY 53 and North Fork Rd. in Nehalem, Oregon. One has a red collar, the other no collar. They both smelled like cow dung and a little rough but healthy. They are well behaved. They take commands like sit and they play fetch and return. One has a right back paw that it favors but doesn’t seem to be in pain. He is also is very calm and friendly. Both dogs were very hungry and dirty when we found them. Are these your dogs? They miss you!

Please call 971-570-1980

Club Manzanita Behind the Curtain pt.1

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The release of the report on the alleged misconduct of Mayor Simmons is that rare subject that every Manzanita citizen should agree to support. Those who voted for the Mayor will want to know if their trust was violated and just how her actions manifested themselves within City Hall. The Mayor’s critics will also seek to confirm that her disruptive behaviors threatened City operations and the well being of staff. Finally, the Council must reassure citizens that the expenditure of $147,738 to conduct this 5 month investigation was a wise investment to preserve the integrity of City government.

Getting any details on this matter to date has been met with strong resistance by City officials. It took a public records request by the Headlight Herald for the City to finally release the original $139,043 investigation costs. Despite repeated citizen requests for information on what misbehavior took place, the City has finally settled on the official response that this is a record that is protected by attorney-client privilege and citizens will not be told anything. As for the Mayor herself, she not only will not be told what the accusations were by the “anonymous employee” which turns out to allegedly be the City Manager, she will not be able to obtain a copy of the investigation.

Think about that for a moment. Mayor Simmons was put into office with the largest number of votes in City history. Within 5 months of taking office and attempting to learn her new responsibilities as a public official, an investigation by a Portland law firm is initiated based on unknown accusations allegedly by the City Manager and the City’s position is that this is none of our business.

The ongoing investigation by the Oregonian and other media interests into sexual harassment allegations involving Nike managers demonstrate the legal posturing utilized to keep the public in the dark when those in power seek to avoid public scrutiny. Nike first hired a law firm to investigate the sexual harassment claims by employees and initially refused to release the investigation findings arguing it was protected by attorney-client privilege. A media coalition successfully argued that the public’s interest in the matter was paramount and thousands of pages of documents were subsequently released.

When Nike refused to release additional records containing the redaction of specific executive’s names who were accused of sexual harassment on the grounds that such release would only “embarrass and shame” those individuals, Nike again lost that argument.

Is there any citizen who has been following this story who believes that the expenditure of $147,738 of public funds to investigate these unknown accusations of Mayor Simmons would be of no public interest? Is there a lesson here for our Council based upon Nike’s Board of Directors failed attempts to bury the tawdry details of what takes place out of public view in their corporate world?

Fortunately, in cases like this the Tillamook County District Attorney will now have the opportunity to evaluate just what records City officials will be permitted to withhold from citizens. The DA will evaluate if the public interest involving the material facts of this complaint and how our elected and appointed City officials conducted themselves in this matter outweighs the City’s need to preserve confidentially and continue to deny the records release.

If you believe that the public interest is best served through transparent disclosure of our elected and appointed City’s official’s actions, consider respectfully sharing your thoughts with an email or letter to our District Attorney to have this investigation report released for public review.

Aubrey M. Olson
Tillamook County District Attorney
201 Laurel Ave.
Tillamook, OR. 97141


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(releasing criminals back into the streets)

Governor Brown released many convicted persons early. After being released one criminal killed 4 people. Governor Brown granted early release to 10 convicted murderers without notifying families of the victims of this fact. She also granted early release to 975 convicted felons. (in California. a now “trashed” state – they did the same thing) Keep criminals where they belong – which is on the street – I guess.

Governor Tina Kotek would expand the “earned discharged program,” which now lets people on probation, people who have served sentences in local jails and people whose prison sentences began on or after Jan. 1, 2022, reduce their supervision by up to half if they meet their goals.!!

So I assume that this “works”? It reduces crime? But Gov Tina Kotek says we need to have our homes taxed because we need to fund “public safety” because crimes are becoming so out of control. Public Safety is under siege.

So which is it? Too much crime or not?
Gov. Kotek says, after implementing Democratic measures to reduce crime (measure 110), that we have too much crime.

Because everyone in Oregon knows by now that measure 110 was disastrous because it increased crime and deaths by addiction. Another measure is looking to fix this but the criminals will still on be the street and the FIX won’t be a FIX. But taxes from marijuana sales will still flow into the capitol. SHHHHh – thats the most important thing!

So this new measure will keep people quiet maybe for about 6 months.



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*Casting for 8 parts: 6/M, 2/F

*Several male roles are gender-neutral and can be played by any gender. Physical elements are required for some parts.

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the Riverbend Players’ Production of the smash hit farce THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!


Welcome to the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous.

This whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).

Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Directed by Frank Squillo

Performance Dates: May 31st – June 16th.


Victory Over Child Abuse Free Community Training

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Join the community in learning about providing intentional safety and healing for child survivors of sexual abuse. In this transformational training, you will come away with an understanding of how to notice the signs of abuse, facts and history about child sexual abuse, ways to define and recognize trauma survival skills in others and in yourself and how to respond to someone who discloses abuse. This is a free community education to help educate people about the devastating affects of child abuse and how to further educate your friends and family.

Change your community one campfire at a time! Join The Healing Circle for our 36th year of providing Victory Over Child Abuse (VOCA) camps! Come to learn about our programs and have some epic discussions. This training also serves as the Volunteer Training for people wishing to volunteer at VOCA Camps and Youth Mentor Groups. People wishing to attend programs working with youth, must attend all in person training sessions. People who would like to volunteer in other ways for The Healing Circle are not required to attend all VOCA Training sessions.

Volunteer applications, confidentiality forms and background check applications will be sent to registrants of this training.

Location: Clatsop Community College – Columbia Hall
1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria OR 97103

Saturday March 23rd 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday March 24th 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday April 6th 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday Sunday April 7th 9:00am-4:00pm

Coffee, treats, lunch and snacks will be provided!