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The Scrappiest Band in the Motherland playing Texas blues – and BBQ aplenty…in Lincoln City!

LINCOLN CITY – Y’all are invited to the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Sunday, May 26, for the third (almost) annual all-ages Blues Benefit & BBQ. This LCCC fundraiser will feature Randy McAllister & the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland, playing East Texas style blues, and a homestyle barbecue dinner made by Phill’s Smok/N Grill. There will be room to dance, a no-host bar and a prize raffle. Dinner will be served at 5:30, with the blues to start at 7 pm, all at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

Texas blues are a breed apart. That state has its own blues parameters as exemplified as much by Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan — who built upon the foundation of Lightnin’ Hopkins and T-Bone Walker — as it is by Delbert McClinton and Albert King.

Randy McAllister
Featured Artist

Enter the Grammy nominated Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland. Raised in the small Texas town of Novice, McAllister is a fifth generation Texan, whose father was both a fireman and musician. Randy began as a drummer, but found the harmonica in his early 20s while stationed in Massachusetts as a member of the US Air Force. Taking cues from blues legend “Earring George” Mayweather, a Boston resident and harmonica master, McAllister moved back to Texas in 1992, a strong, skillful harp player who was establishing his vocal and songwriting skills.

He’s been an East Texas mainstay for 30 years with 15 albums. His triple-threat skills are on display in his latest recording, Triggers Be Trippin (Reaction Records). His compositions are raw and unyielding like “Math Ain’t Workin,” “Makeshift Molly” and, especially, “Beauty and Ugly Upside Down (Ode to Lizzie Velasquez).” There are highlights like “In A Flick of a Bic,” “Batter Up” and “Vacation In My Mind.”. He ends it with the all-too-true “We Can’t Be Friends (If You Don’t Like Jimmy Reed).”

The May 26 Blues Benefit & BBQ will also include a barbecue dinner, made on site by Phill and Celia Bowles, and LCCC kitchen manager Judy Hardy. Dinner, which includes slow-cooked beef brisket, potato salad, beans, white bread and dessert, will be served at 5:30 pm. Show-only ticket holders will be admitted at 6:30, with the music to start at 7, in the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 inside the historic Delake School.

Dinner & Show Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for youth ages 18 and younger. Show-only tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for youth. There will be a no-host bar, with Northwest beers by the bottle and wines by the glass.
All proceeds from the 2019 Blues Benefit & BBQ will go to the operations of the nonprofit Lincoln City Cultural Center, a nonprofit center for creativity and community in the heart of Lincoln City. Tickets are sold online via the center’s website, (click “buy tickets”), by calling the center at 541-994-9994. Or, buy them in person at the Info Center, inside the LCCC at 540 NE Hwy. 101. It’s open six days a week (every day except Tuesday) from 9 am to 5 pm.

Awards to Lincoln County’s Finest during Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet

Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet – Awards Presented

The 23rd Annual Lincoln County Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet (LERB) was held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Salishan Resort. This annual event pays tribute to local law enforcement for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving the citizens of Lincoln County.

Agency Awards: The following agency awards were presented:

Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office

Deputy District Attorney of the Year: Deputy District Attorney Lanee Danforth
Support Staff of the Year: Investigator Martin Bennett

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office:

Volunteer of the Year: Peter Benjamin
Outstanding Service Award: Lieutenant Adam Shanks
Patrol Deputy of the Year: Deputy Cody Tadlock
Corrections Deputy of the Year: Deputy Zach Fierro

Newport Police Department:
Officer of the Year: Officer Aaron Bales

Lincoln City Police Department:

Non-Sworn Officer of the Year: Code Enforcement Officer Craig Grabenhorst
Officer of the Year: Senior Officer Logan Smith
30 Years of Service Award: Detective Bud Lane
35 Years of Service Recognition: 911 Dispatcher Mark Hopkins
DRE Recognition Award: DRE Oscar Escalante

Oregon State Police:

Employee of the Year: Trooper David Wertz

Toledo Police Department:

Officer of the Year: Detective Aaron Pitcher
Volunteer of the Year: Kate Enyeart
Chief Award: Chief David Enyeart

Lincoln County Community Justice:

Outstanding Service Award: Work Crew Foreman Steve Britt
Excellence & Teamwork Award: Parole & Probation Officer Ken Krause
Making a Difference Award: Parole & Probation Officer Krista Lauer

Call Taker / Dispatcher of the Year: Seth Dunham
Employee of the Year: Kathy Bavaro
DUII and MIP Enforcement Awards:

The Partnership Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PAADA) presented this year’s DUII Enforcers of the Year awards to Officer Hayden Tolzman (Lincoln City Police Department), Deputy Cody Tadlock (Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office), Officer Calvin Davis (Newport Police Department), Trooper David Wertz (Oregon State Police), and Officer Michael Henderson (Toledo Police Department).

Denis Bosque, Patrol Deputy, Hall of Honor
D.A. Michelle Branam obviously very proud of his years of dedicated service…

2019 Inductee into the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Hall of Honor:

The evening closed with this year’s induction into the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Lincoln County law enforcement community.

Each year a selection is made by the LERB Committee, which consists of members from each agency, and represents a broad spectrum of law enforcement professions. The award is symbolized with a permanent plaque placed in the hallway of the first floor of the Lincoln County Courthouse. Past recipients of the award have included Mike Hart, Trish Miller, Dennis Dotson, Rob Bovett, Mark Fandry, Larry Ballinger, Ernie Hansen, Ralph Turre, Maria Waldrip, John Meister, Christy Meister, Mike Menzies, Vangie Eisenbarth, Dave Bavarro, John O’Brien, Mark Huber, Jim Rivers, Maureen “Mo” Kelly, Mike Holden, Dan Glode, Bill Shawver, Pete Peregrin, Jim Hatch, Jim Hawley, Steve Tolliver, Larry Spencer.

Denis Bosque has been in law enforcement for 35 years. He started his law enforcement career at the Maryland County Sheriff’s Office in 1973, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in 1984, became the Chief of Siletz in 2003, and finished his paid career in 2008 with the Toledo Police Department.  To this day he volunteers his time, his vast knowledge, and expertise to the young officers of the Toledo Police Department. Today we are here to honor Denis Bosque as this year’s Hall of Honor recipient.

Denis Bosque started his law enforcement career in 1973 at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland. He spent 5 years there before he decided to go West!  In 1984, he joined the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as a Property/Records Clerk. Within a year he was promoted to Civil Deputy. This was not a very prestigious job but Denis was eager to come to work every day and do his job. He was very thorough and he did it with so much energy that he was soon promoted to Patrol Deputy in 1987.

He received awards from the public, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and a special award from Governor Barbara Roberts for his contribution on behalf of crime victims. He was a member of Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team and the Major Crime Team. He developed a great rapport with the family of the victims in the Christian Longo case which helped them as they navigated this difficult time. Denis Bosque was instrumental in developing solid connections with the Toledo Police Department to maintain police presence in the Siletz area. As we all know this helped the citizens of Lincoln County stay a little bit safer.

This is why Denis Bosque is our recipient of the Hall of Honor award for 2019.

Farmers Market Sunday in Yachats!!

Yachats Farmers Market Sunday, May 19,
9 to 2, Sundays through mid-October!

The annual Yachats Farmers Market that runs through late October returns this Summer in Yachats, on 4th Street, extending west from Highway 101. The market, with a twenty year record of providing fabulously farm fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other great foods both raw and processed. Homebrew jams and jellies, homemade breads and pastries, leather works, clothing and  dog treats. Even best selling books will be on display. Also on the agenda are arts and crafts to delight the eye and the heart and of course live music from a variety of musical genres. And there’s even an electronic and very visual portrayal of some quite haunting graphics and images and photos guaranteed to shake things up for all who focus and gaze on the big screen.  

Again the Yachats Farmers Market will launch it’s second market for the season this Sunday, May 19th, from 9am to 2pm on 4th Street, right next to the Yachats Commons. The market will make it’s summer run through third weekend in October so you can bet you’ll see it all, taste it all and enjoy it all down at the Yachats Farmers Market!!

Throughout the spring and summer we plan to get first hand testimony about what it’s like to be a farmer, or purveyor of exotic or not-so-exotic foods and tasty treats and the challenges and satisfaction these laborers of the earth enjoy bringing such outstanding edibles to market. And the arts and crafts offerings will be quite illuminating if not astonishing.

Again, Yachats Farmers Market is open for business this Sunday, May 19, on 4th street right off 101, next to the Yachats Commons Building.

Solo crash on 101 just north of Seal Rock

Station wagon leaves 101 south of Seal Rock. Minor injuries.  Mike Peeples photo


2:38pm – Report of a vehicle off the road on 101 five miles north of Seal Rock.  Calling for a big tow truck to pull it from a ditch alongside the road.

Injuries appear to be minor.

School shooting threat in Seaside

Tuesday afternoon Seaside Police investigated the threat of a school shooting that would occur on Wednesday May 15th. A single juvenile suspect sent an email warning to several Seaside High School students telling them not to come to school on Wednesday as there would be a school shooting.

One of the message recipients immediately reported the threat to high school administrators who then called the Seaside Police Department. The student who sent the threat was contacted, interviewed and admitted to sending the message threatening the school shooting. The juvenile denied that they had intended to carry out the treat and that the threat was made because they were frustrated over an unknown reason. The early investigation did not discover any known access to firearms, nor was there any indication that other students were involved as a potential co-conspirator. The parents of the student suspect are very concerned about the threat and have been cooperating with the investigation.

Based on the initial investigation, the juvenile suspect was not taken into custody and remained in the home with the parents. The student was immediately suspended from school pending further school administrative inquiry which may include expulsion from school. Criminal charges concerning the threat will be forwarded to the Clatsop County Juvenile Department and Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office for review upon completion of the investigation.

The Seaside School District sent out an informational email to parents on Wednesday evening after the suspect had been contacted by police. Through this email, school administrators communicated that there was no belief that a threat of harm to students and staff continued to exist. Seaside High School and the Seaside Police Department agreed to have uniformed presence and extra patrols at the school throughout the day as an added measure of precaution.

The ability to stop a threat and possible tragedy starts with those who see or hear something and then report it. This threat was able to be investigated and the suspect contacted within three hours of the message being sent because someone had the courage to say something when they knew they had seen or heard something suspicious or threatening. Thank you to those students who reported a serious safety concern and threat to our community.

Mergers and Acquisitions: How to make a deal and when…

Duane J. Silbernagel
Financial Advisor
Waddell & Reed

Mergers & Acquisitions: What’s in the Deal for Investors?
Provided By: Duane J. Silbernagel, CFP®

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America and Europe reached its second highest level on record in 2018. There were 19,501 deals worth $3.6 trillion — a 6.3% increase in deal volume over 2017. There was also a rise in mega deals exceeding $10 billion.1

Collectively, U.S. corporations had plenty of cash to spend after a long string of solid profits and a significant tax cut.2 High stock prices also provided plenty of equity for deals involving the exchange of stock, while relatively-low borrowing costs made it possible to finance acquisitions.

The primary goal of a merger or an acquisition is to boost earnings growth by expanding operations, gaining market share, or becoming more efficient. Here’s a closer look at these important transactions and some possible implications for investors.

Deal-making terms

An acquisition is the purchase of one company by another that is paid for with stock, cash, or both. The target firm is absorbed by the buyer, and the buyer’s stock continues to trade. The target firm’s shareholders may receive stock in the buying company and/or have the option to sell their shares at a set price.

A true merger occurs when two companies of roughly equal size combine into one and issue new stock. In this case, stockholders of both companies generally receive shares in the new company. Some transactions that are technically acquisitions are announced as mergers when the deals are friendly, with both sides agreeing to fair terms. When one company purchases a controlling interest in another against the wishes of the target, it’s known as a hostile takeover; these transactions are typically announced as acquisitions.

Benefits and opportunities

Synergy is the financial benefit that is expected from the joining of two companies. This might be achieved by increasing revenue, gaining access to talent or technology, or cutting costs. Bigger corporations typically benefit from economies of scale, which enables them to negotiate lower prices for larger orders with suppliers. In addition, combining two workforces into one often results in headcount reductions. Some mergers result in industry consolidation, but government regulators may scrutinize deals and/or block mergers that threaten competition. In other cases, companies may join forces across industries for strategic reasons or to diversify their lines of business. Disruptive competition from technology giants is one reason companies have been pursuing large mergers and novel cross-sector acquisitions.3

For better or worse

A successful merger should create shareholder value greater than the combined value of the separate companies. To accomplish this, the buyer must have an accurate assessment of how much the target company is worth.

When a deal is first announced, the share prices of both companies are likely to move up or down based solely on investor expectations. Of course, even a well-received merger could eventually be viewed as a disappointment if the merger fails to create enough value.

When a company pays more than the value of the other company’s assets, the difference is recorded as “goodwill” so that assets match up with liabilities. Sooner or later, underperforming companies may have to take a write-down in that goodwill value, causing the company’s share price to be discounted. Thus, only time will tell whether any particular deal will pay off in the form of future earnings growth or investor returns.

The return and principal value of stocks fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investments offering the potential for higher rates of return also involve higher risk.

1 PitchBook Data, 2019
2 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2018
3 The New York Times, May 3, 2018

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Thank you for your interest.

Duane Silbernagel is a Financial Advisor in Lincoln City, Oregon offering securities through Waddell & Reed, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. He can be reached at (541) 614-1322 or via email at
This article is meant to be general in nature and should not be construed as investment or financial advice related to your personal situation. The article was written by an independent third party, Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. (Copyright 2019) and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Waddell& Reed is not affiliated with website and is not responsible for any other content posted to this website.  (05/19)

Rules to follow on private timberlands….

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PRIVATE TIMBER LANDS – From Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers

Those who enjoy traveling the back roads of our private timber lands have found locked gates or restricted access. This leaves some people to believe that private timber companies deny access to their lands simply because they don’t want private citizens on their property. This is not the case.

With the exception of active commercial use such as logging or harvest of other forest products, the closures are in reaction to the ever-increasing incidents of offensive littering, abandonment of vehicles, theft of forest products, and acts of criminal mischief such as destruction of property caused by 4X4’s and ATV’s riding in unapproved areas, destruction of road access gates, and more.

Damage and theft detracts from the natural beauty of our forests, incurs costs for cleaning, repairing, and removal of vehicles and garbage. These costs are borne by private timber companies as well as taxpayers in the county.

What can each of us do to stop the current trend of defacing our forests and waterways? During your visit and when you leave forest lands and waterways:

* Read signs posted at entry points into private & public lands – signs include important information including log truck activity
* Report criminal acts to law enforcement
* Report located dump sites or abandoned vehicles
* Stay informed of possible land use restrictions usually posted at each access.
* When in doubt about access, contact the landowner or your Lincoln County Sheriff’s office Forest Patrol at (541)265-4277
* Do not discard any glass, cans, rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or litter other than in receptacles designed or provided for these items
* Report anyone observed hauling trash or debris into our forests. Anyone enjoying nature in our local forests might bring a trash bag or two to pick up any trash you should observe.
* Do not discard any glass, cans, rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or litter in any waters of the state
* Do not drain, or cause or permit to be drained, sewage or the drainage from a cesspool, septic tank, recreational or camping vehicle waste holding tank or other contaminated source, upon the land of another without permission of the owner, or upon any public way
* When target shooting, be sure to pick up brass, targets and anything else used during your visit
Do not permit any rubbish, trash, garbage, debris or other refuse to be thrown from a vehicle you are operating.

Our forestlands, public and private, should be treasured and protected by everyone. Through our efforts, we can strive to regain the trust of the private timber owners. The challenge for each of us is to take pride in where we live and work and clean up our county by recycling any and all materials that can be reused rather than simply discarding them.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

Spring Garden Sale

Lincoln County Master Gardeners will hold their 20th annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 9am-2pm. The event will be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds located at 633 NE 3rd St in Newport, OR.

The Lincoln County Master Gardeners sell plants each spring to help fund the ongoing operations of the Lincoln County Master Gardener Association. The sale started out modestly with just a few tables. Now there are 5 sections: Herbs, natives, ornamentals, vegetables and tomatoes. This year there will be between 4,000 and 5,000 plants- 800 of them tomato varieties. All are plants that can be successfully grown in our coastal climate.

In addition to a bountiful selection of plants there will be a garage sale of slightly used gardening items, tools, and books as wells as educational booths. The topics for the manned educational booths consist of food and nutrition, composting, worm farming, straw bale gardening, adaptive gardening, and heathers. You can even bring a small sample (small Ziploc baggie) of soil to test its pH.

If you are looking to spruce up your yard or start a vegetable garden you can purchase the starts you need and get tips from the experts while you’re at it.

Details can be found at or by calling 541-574-6534.


View of beautiful downtown Yachats and the ever ‘paradise’ Yachats Bay!

For the 22nd year the Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast will feature over 70 exhibitors inside the Yachats Commons, in Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, during Memorial Weekend, Saturday, May 25, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 26, from 9-4. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.

The Yachats Commons is a beautiful, refurbished elementary school. Room after room and hallway will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest including a large number of award winners. From gourmet foods to fine art, jewelry, clothing, wood, metal, fabric, paper and glass art, to bath & body products, clothing in a variety of fabrics and styles; photography, baskets, pottery and rugs this selection offers something for everyone in everyone’s budget. Green art is featured with many artisans using repurposed and upcycled materials and their creative genius to turn out truly amazing items. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect gifts for dads, grads, weddings, anniversaries, spring birthdays and beyond.

Gifts take on new meaning when you get to know the person creating them. Many of the artisans at the Festival will be demonstrating their arts including basket weaving, wire wrapping and jewelry making. Take some time to watch and be amazed.

Gourmet food producers will have tastes of their products available including Ethel Stratton offering samples of Celia’s Gourmet Balsamics, authentic, Italian, barrel-aged Traditional and White Balsamic vinegars and oil; Jeanette Casey sampling her Dippity Doo Da Dip Mixes including new flavors and Jan Barbee of Jan’s Robust Salami with tastings of her hand made beef salami in a variety of flavors as well as a collection of pickled vegetables.

Have a seat and relax with a pick-me-up in the Cafe where Debi Degele of The Depoe Baykery will offer an array of delightful original recipe baked goods and coffee for sale during the weekend.  Melody Morton Gandy, LMT, will be offering soothing chair massage throughout the weekend.

Crafts on the Coast always offers community groups, using crafts as a way of fundraising, free booth space in the Festival. The Yachats Ladies Club will be featuring a large variety of handmade items for sale. The Scholarship Quilt will be on display and tickets for the Quilt Raffle will be available for purchase. The money from these endeavors goes to various charitable groups.

The Yachats Volunteer Fire Department will be offering tsunami awareness information as well as crafts for sale. Stop by and learn something new and useful.


Lincoln County is a true treasure chest of ingenuity and talent. Featured artisans include: Mari Corrigan, sterling silver lost wax cast jewelry & high fire ceramics; Linda DeVoy, framed art from vintage, costume jewelry in coastal themes; Sarah Pond, custom framed nature photography; Josh Dossett, hand thrown functional, fun pottery; Ann Mills, Victoriana & country crafts; Mark Jederlinich, practical wood kitchen items using hard woods including Myrtlewood; Ramune Arlauskas, handcrafted products from European linen; Nathan & Jennifer Angelo, natural skin care; Ron Lovell, author of mystery novels; Linda Ruscilli, fine wire crocheted jewelry; Barry Campbell, functional and decorative wood turning; Barry Campbell, functional & decorative wood turning; Jean O’Hearn, Just For Fun jewelry; Linda Thompson, metal print photos, polymer clay light switch plates; Sylvia High, repurposed plastic bag products; Cheka Simonton, hanging metal sculptures with crystals; Kay Klose, Nuno felted clothing & accessories; Linda Addison, Rainbow Gardens, whole life products; Janette Square, award-winning intarsia; Violet Young, Spirit’s Heart Art Coloring Books & calendars; Debi Degle, Depoe Baykery baked goods; Kevin Square, fractal art; JoAnn Campbell, fine art prints and cards; Nicole Loxley, functional leather work; Sherry Secreast, eclectic assemblage jewelry using vintage & upcycled items; Kathi Smith, fashion crocheted hats & scarves; Pam Young, hand built functional & fun ceramic pottery; Kendra Holloway, mermaid wall art; Sue Chittenden, hand gathered sea glass jewelry & art; and Jen Elliott, sculptures & fine art with an ethereal fantasy theme.

A mother’s cry for help while she tries to save her son…

Alex Ashton, 22, Fighting Cancer

A message from a very concerned mother…

Alex Ashton is my 22 year old son who was diagnosed with B-Cell Lymphoma in October 2018. He took a leave of absence from work to receive treatment over the following 6 months. Since the chemo ended he went back to work but recently we found out through a PET scan that the cancer is still there and Alex is now receiving treatment farther from home at OHSU in Portland.

Alex is unable to work. We need to make numerous trips to OHSU and to relocate to Portland for at least a month so Alex can receive a Stem Cell Transplant. We also need to maintain our home in Newport so we have a place to come to when Alex’s treatment is complete.

I have no idea how I am going to do this. This has been spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. I need help to save my son. Any help would be appreciated beyond what words can express.

Thank you,
Calvena Ainsworth
Alex’s Mom

To donate: Click here.

Take control of kidney health at Kidney Smart class, offered monthly in Lincoln City

(Lincoln City, Ore. – May 15, 2019) Find out how to take control of your kidney health at a free Kidney Smart class led by certified kidney care educators. The class will be offered the last Friday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, beginning May 31.
Some questions the class will answer include:
What causes chronic kidney disease and how can it be delayed?
What is a kidney-friendly diet and what information is available to help make the right food choices at home and while dining out?
What actions can be taken to lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar and make simple lifestyle changes?
How can medication management help lead to better kidney health?
How does continuing to work and having insurance coverage help with quality of life?
What treatment options are available that can fit a variety of work and lifestyle needs (including dialysis performed during the day or night, at home or in a clinic)?
How does the transplant process work, who can receive this treatment and how may it lead to better health?
Anyone who is interested in supporting a patient’s kidney health journey is also welcome to take a class and ask questions. Registration is required by calling 855-343-4951.
Classes, presented by DaVita Kidney Care, will be held in the Education Conference Room at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.



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