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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
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Memory center nears occupancy
Facility will
help care for
dementia patients
By EDWARD STRATTON
The Daily Astorian
WARRENTON — Nicole
Williams, CEO of Clatsop
Care Center Health District,
said she is receiving calls ev-
ery day from people wanting
to know when a memory care
center will be open.
The health district took
possession of the new 32-res-
ident community center Tues-
day from Dolphin Partners
LLC and hopes to start mov-
ing Alzheimer’s and other de-
mentia patients in by July 20.
“I would describe it as four
neighborhoods and two com-
mon areas,” Williams said of
the 22,0000-square-foot se-
cure residential facility, which
looks more like a high-end
motel, with its pitched roofs
and central courtyard.
The center was intention-
ally designed, with the help
of the health district, to serve
dementia patients. Each side
of the building is a mirror im-
age of the other, with common
areas at either end. The entire
facility is secured by keycard
entries and fences around the
outdoor areas.
The neighborhoods inside
are each painted in different
color schemes, which Wil-
liams said helps patients re-
member where they are. With-
in the neighborhood are one
semi-private (20-by-15-foot)
and seven private (10-by-10-
foot) units.
The health district is gath-
ering art, crafts and antique
JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian
Nicole Williams, CEO of Clatsop Care Center Health Dis-
trict, shows the dining room of the memory care facility in
Warrenton. Residents are expected to begin moving into
the facility July 20.
furniture and other activi-
ties for the common areas to
keep residents continually
engaged, which Williams said
is a key to memory care. The
center will start with 15 resi-
dents and 20 staff and gradu-
ally increase the population.
Coast Guard rescues boaters from Sand Island
The Daily Astorian
CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT,
Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard
rescued three distressed boaters
after their boat ran aground on
Sand Island in the Columbia Riv-
er Thursday afternoon.
One of the boaters contacted
the Coast Guard’s Station Cape
Disappointment at 11:30 a.m., re-
porting their vessel was disabled
on Sand Island, near Station Cape
Disappointment in Washington.
The Coast Guard station dis-
patched a 29-foot small response
boat and 47-foot motor lifeboat.
Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters
already in the air were also divert-
ed to provide assistance.
Shallow water prevented
boat crews from reaching the
grounded vessel. One of the he-
licopters landed on Sand Island
and transferred the stranded
boaters to Station Capt Disap-
pointment with no reported inju-
ries. A marine salvage company
was contacted to remove the
vessel from Sand Island.
Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st
Class Shane Abold
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued
three distressed boaters.
The Astoria man found
guilty last week of stabbing an-
other man and threatening four
others was sentenced to nine
years in prison during a hearing
Thursday in Clatsop County
Circuit Court.
Dylan Douglas Snook, 33,
was found guilty on 13 counts
after a three-day trial last week.
The charges included
¿rst-degree assault, ¿ve counts
of unlawful use of a weapon
against another person, and
¿ve counts of menacing and
fourth-degree assault. An at-
tempted murder charge was re-
duced to attempted ¿rst-degree
assault.
Prosecutor Scott McCrack-
en recommended a nearly 14-
year sentence at the hearing
Thursday.
Dylan Douglas Snook
“This is a very serious inci-
dent. A lot of people were af-
fected by it and will be affected
for many years going forward,”
McCracken said.
Snook’s defense lawyer Jer-
ry Widawski asked for the min-
imum sentence of 90 months,
or just over seven years.
Widawski noted Snook’s
minor criminal history, which
was completely clean the past
four years prior to the stabbing
incident in Seaside last summer.
The defense lawyer described
the incident as a perfect storm
of bad events that occurred.
College to open search
for new leader in fall
By EDWARD STRATTON
The Daily Astorian
Clatsop Community Col-
lege wants to advertise for a
new long-term president by
October.
At the college’s board re-
treat Thursday, members talk-
ed about the search to replace
President Lawrence Galizio,
whose last day is Wednesday.
Galizio will move to Cali-
fornia to be president and CEO
of the Community College
League of California, a non-
pro¿t public bene¿t corpora-
tion. After interviews June 25,
the board unanimously voted
to appoint Gerald Hamilton in-
terim president for at least the
next year. Galizio starts in Sac-
ramento July 24, and Hamilton
starts at the college Aug. 1.
JoAnn Zahn, vice president
of ¿nance and operations at the
college, will serve as interim
president between when Gal-
izio leaves and Hamilton starts.
The college is reviewing
companies to help search for a
permanent president.
Rosemary Baker-Monaghan,
the college’s board chair-
woman, said companies will
make presentations at the
college’s next meeting July
14. The college is spending
less than $50,000 on the
search, she added, and does
not need to go out publicly
for bids.
The college also has a
search committee, including
board members Karen Burke,
Bob Duehmig and Tessa James
Scheller. Monaghan said the
search committee would help
create a job description, add-
ing the latest the college wants
to advertise for a president to
get desired candidates is Oc-
tober.
Multiple board members
shared their concerns that,
with how localized the college
is, it should use an outside ¿rm
“90 months is going to ruin
his life anyway, so we ask the
court for the minimum amount
as possible,” Widawski said.
Snook was arrested and
booked Aug. 18, a day after the
stabbing incident that occurred
near the 300 block of Broad-
way Street in Seaside. Snook
stabbed one man and threat-
ened four others with the knife.
All ¿ve victims testi¿ed at trial.
The stabbing victim, who
had two punctures near his
back, reported the stabbing to
of¿cers.
“Although I maintain my
position that, at the time, I
was defending myself from
what I believed to be serious
bodily harm, possible death,
if I could make that night not
happen, I would,” Snook said
at the sentencing hearing.
Snook’s mother, Susan
Wheeler, also spoke at the
hearing Thursday.
As part of his sentence,
Snook was directed to have
no contact with the victims
and pay $2,297 in restitution.
Judge Philip Nelson re-
minded Snook that had the
stabbing victim died, Snook
could have been facing mur-
der charges.
“A lot of things could have
been a lot worse, it’s bad
enough as it was,” Nelson
said.
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“I think it will be full,” she
said, adding that the state’s
transition to more home-
based care might negate the
need for further memory care
space.
The health district operates
its 71-bed, long-term care fa-
cility on 16th Street in Astoria,
inside the nearly 100-year-old
former Columbia Memorial
Hospital. It also runs Clatsop
Retirement Village and Clat-
sop In-Home Care Services.
A previous attempt at
memory care came with an
On the Move grant from
the state in 2009 to build a
community-based care cen-
ter at Mill Pond. But a state
employee
misrepresented
the project, and the 50-50
grant was pulled days be-
fore groundbreaking, cost-
ing the health district about
$500,000.
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Man gets nine years for Seaside stabbing
By KYLE SPURR
The Daily Astorian
Williams previously esti-
mated the room and board at
$5,500 to $7,000 a month, de-
pending on the level of care.
The health district plans to ¿ll
a percentage of the memory
community with Medicaid
recipients, she added, based
on the percentage of people
in the region accessing the
health program for the poor
and disabled..
Former health district CEO
Anita Schacher previously es-
timated about 40 people in
Clatsop County with demen-
tia who are not being served.
The health district serves a
small population of dementia
patients at Clatsop Care Cen-
ter in Astoria. Williams has
said some locals are forced to
place family members in Port-
land facilities and are already
looking to move them back to
the coast.
PORTLAND — Eugene
investigators say four boys
were playing with ¿re in the
press box of the town’s his-
toric Civic Stadium, but the
Àames got out of control and
burned down the ballpark.
Investigators say that
as Àames spread Monday
night, the panicked boys
jumped a chain-link fence,
hopped on their bicycles
and Àed.
But parents of a ¿fth
boy who left before the
¿re tipped off police on
Wednesday.
The four are to be
charged with arson. One is
10, the others 12.
Investigators
said
Thursday they don’t be-
lieve the boys intended to
destroy the park, but hav-
en’t given coherent reasons
for using a lighter to ignite
material such as wood, dry-
wall and leaves.
The stadium was a jobs
project in the Great De-
pression but hasn’t been
used since 2009
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