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Ghost ship washes ashore in Ocean Shores

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WARRENTON, Ore. – Coast Guard rescued a sailor from his sailboat, which was beset by weather more than 14 miles off shore of Tillamook Harbor Saturday.

The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued the skipper of the 40-foot long sailboat, The Rock, and safely transferred him to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call for assistance from the Duane Jones, an Oak Harbor, Wash., resident and the skipper of the sailboat, stating he was experiencing severe weather off the Oregon Coast.

Due to the Tillamook Harbor Bar being closed to all recreational boat traffic and with the onset of night, Jones did not feel safe staying on his boat and asked to be rescued.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene with the sailboat and safely hoisted Jones from his boat.

“This is our first major storm of the fall and we want to make sure that all boaters are prepared for the weather,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William Whitford, an operations specialist at Sector Columbia River. “This guy did the right thing in letting us know that he was experiencing difficulties and then asking for help when things got beyond his control. All boaters need to be prepared for any possibilities, including having the proper radio equipment on board to call for help if needed.”

As weather permits, Air Station Astoria crews are planning a future flight to find the abandoned vessel and ascertain its condition. Any salvage of the vessel will be the owner’s responsibility.

There were no injuries in this rescue. 

For safe boating information, please visit: http://www.uscgboating.org/

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter approaches Air Station Astoria, Ore., after rescuing a man from his sailboat off of Tillamook Harbor, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013. The sailor was aboard his 40-foot sailboat and experiencing waves of more than 20 feet when he requested assistance from the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter approaches Air Station Astoria, Ore., after rescuing a man from his sailboat off of Tillamook Harbor, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013.

The sailor was aboard his 40-foot sailboat and experiencing waves of more than 20 feet when he requested assistance from the Coast Guard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Astoria, Ore., after safely rescuing a man from his sailboat off of Tillamook Harbor, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013. A severe fall storm with winds of more than 25 mph and waves of more than 20 feet caused the sailor to request assistance from the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Astoria, Ore., after safely rescuing a man from his sailboat off of Tillamook Harbor, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013.

A severe fall storm with winds of more than 25 mph and waves of more than 20 feet caused the sailor to request assistance from the Coast Guard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Duane Jones (left), who was just rescued from his 40-foot sailboat shares a moment with his rescuers upon returning to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued Jones who was caught in a fall storm off the Oregon coast. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Duane Jones (left), who was just rescued from his 40-foot sailboat shares a moment with his rescuers upon returning to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., Sept. 28, 2013.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued Jones who was caught in a fall storm off the Oregon coast.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Coastal Interpretive Center presents “Glimpses”

The Coastal Interpretive Center presents Glimpses, a series of six evening lectures. On Oct. 3, 2013, at 7 P.M., Joe Schumacker will speak about current marine research at Waves Restaurant in Ocean Shores. The title is “What’s Going On Out There?”

The speaker is a marine scientist who investigates resource issues.

Lectures continue the first Thursday of the month.

Tickets for each lecture are $8, $40 for the 6. Tickets are available at the Interpretive Center and will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the Coastal Interpretive Center.

The Waves Restaurant is located at 491 Damon Road, Ocean Shores.

Veteran’s Affairs Mobile Vet Center scheduled to come to Ocean Shores

 If you find yourself to be easily angered or startled, have lost interest in activities you used to enjoy, find yourself re-experiencing traumatic events, or avoiding things that remind you of those events, having difficulty in concentration or memory, or feel that you are emotionally numb towards others, come and talk to a counselor to determine if you could benefit from counseling.  VA benefits and referrals are available to all qualifying veterans regardless of combat service status.

VA has 300 Vet Centers serving communities across the country, offering individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families, family counseling for military related issues, bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, outreach and education, VA benefits explanation and referral, and screening and referral for medical issues including traumatic brain injury and depression.  For more information on services provided visit www.vetcenter.va.gov.

For more information on this event, please contact Brandon Jones, Jason Scott, or Mark Buckler at (253) 565-7038.

Ocean Shores band makes “top 3″ list, to perform locally

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – Local Christian band “About The Author,” made up of Derek Overton and Mark Shiner, has made it into the top 3 contestants in SPIRIT 105.3’s Local Music Project.

Coming from Christian roots, the band has been performing for less than 1 year. Their New song titled, “The Way I Love You” was selected from 312 music submissions throughout the Northwest.

The radio station, SPIRIT 105.3, is a Christian Radio station based out of Seattle, WA, and will announce the winner on-air September 30th.

The Winning act will receive a variety of prizes, including a 4 page Magazine-Cover spread & a guaranteed spot to perform live in front of thousands of people at an upcoming SPIRIT-sponsored concert this fall.

To say “thank you” for the community’s support, and to gain more supporters, the band will be performing a free show this week on Wednesday, September 25, in Aberdeen, WA.
Show starts at 7pm, at Harbor City Church – 1700 Cherry St Aberdeen, WA 98520. Doors open at 6:15pm

Participants can vote 2 times per day, once via text and once online at SPIRT 105.3’s official website.The voting ends on Friday, September 27, at 3:00pm, at which time the winner will also be announced.

To vote, text “LMP01” to 89419, and visit http://www.spirit1053.com/lmp2013/AboutTheAuthor.aspx

Their new song, “The Way I Love You” can also be heard on the SPIRIT 105.3 website.

Ocean Shores dog passes away, after found in such poor health he bled when he walked

Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon in Ocean Shores

 

The younger set can participate in the Community Club’s Human Hamster Ball races, or on the Pacific Bank sponsored Fire Engine “bouncer” for tots. A first for this year is a five-in-one bouncer for the older kids sponsored by Playtime Family Fun. Old fashion Cow Milking, Duck Races, Sack Races and Water Balloons are also available. And food, with several booths serving up picnic fare including those famous Lion’s Club burgers and the IGA sponsored Watermelon Eating Contest, which starts on the hour all day long. The picnic ends at 3 p.m.

 

Canoes, tandem and single Kayaks are available for rent from Doug of Waterway Adventures who will have all those items available on site. All items on-site are for display, demo and rental.

 

Food, fun and prizes galore for the young, and the young at heart, abound at this Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon in Ocean Shores. For more information see http://www.oceanshoresact.com/ or contact Lynda Miller at 360 289-3887.

Ocean Shores “Old Fashion Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon”
Fun and activities for all ages
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: Paddle: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Picnic: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: North Bay Park, Ocean Shores, WA
Free Admission. Additionsl Information: 360-289-3887

Event flyerThe Action Committee for Tourism (ACT) and the Business’s of Ocean Shores combine to present the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic & Paddle A Thon”. This event combines the fun and excitement of Human Powered Boat Races, Poker Paddle, and Wacky Boat Races with all the fun, games, and excitement of an Old Fashioned Picnic.

Enjoy the Pacific Bank Fire Dept. Bouncer for the Tots, or race one of the Community Club’s sponsored Human Hamster Balls. There will be Cow Milking, Duck Races, Sack Races, and a Water Balloon Fight. This Year a new 5/1 Bouncer for the older children is being sponsored by Playtime Family Fun. Or enter the always popular IGA sponsored Watermelon Eating Contest held every hour from 11:00 to 3:00. Lighthouse Family Medical Clinic will be on hand offering free Blood Pressure Checks, and other free health information.

Come and see how the poor victim survives the new “Shower Splash”

Meanwhile those interested in Human Powered Boat Races may begin registration at 9:00, with the first 6 mile race scheduled at 10:00 am. All Participants are required to pay a $5.00 Insurance Fee and provide their own Life Jackets and Whistle for Safety. A 2 mile race will be held at 12:00 followed by the Poker Paddle at 12:30 and a final “Wacky Race” at 3:00.

There will be Canoes, and Tandem and Single Kayaks available for rent provided by Doug of Waterway Adventures.

There will be delicious food supplied by the Lions or you may bring your own Picnic Basket. Other Picnic Fare will be available and sold by area vendors. Prizes and surprises abound.

For a Fun Day and A Great way to say farewell to Summer don’t miss the “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic & Paddle A Thon”, Saturday August 31st at North Bay Park.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or need more information,

Quinault Police work with Ocean Shores PD to cap stolen liquor, 3 arrested

Their initial investigation led them to believe that these subjects may have stolen the alcohol from Ocean Shores.

Sgt. McManus went to Taholah to interview the juveniles. McManus recognized one of the subjects as being on the surveillance video that he had viewed earlier. The three suspects from the burglary were identified through interviews. One suspect confessed to the burglary. Some of the stolen alcohol was recovered from the suspects.

Due to the age of the suspects, 14 to 17, the report will be sent to the Grays Harbor County Juvenile Prosecutor for possible charges. The juveniles were released to their relatives.

Christine Gregoire Ocean Shores Press Conference

Sara Owen and Amanda Reed Fairy Godmothers in Ocean Shores

Kathy Casey Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival