The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, December 30, 2016, WEEKEND EDITION, Page 4A, Image 4

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DAVID F. PERO, Publisher & Editor
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JOHN D. BRUIJN, Production Manager
DEBRA BLOOM, Business Manager
ach week we recognize those people and organizations
in the community deserving of public praise for the good
things they do to make the North Coast a better place to
live, and also those who should be called out for their actions.
This week’s Shoutouts go to:
• Astoria City Councilor Russ Warr,
who is leaving his post after three terms in
office and choosing not to run for a fourth.
Warr represented the city’s east side and had a
reputation as a being fiscal conservative who
was known for always being well-prepared
on topics that came before the council. Warr
attended his final council meeting earlier this
month and was honored for his achievements
during his years serving the city.
• Clatsop County Commissioner Dirk
Rohne, who is exiting the board after eight
years representing the county’s east side.
Rohne, a Brownsmead dairy farmer, attended
his final meeting as a commissioner earlier
this month week after he chose to retire rather
than run for a third term in the November
election. A number of those in the audience
at Rohne’s final meeting carried signs of sup-
port, waving them to say thank you to Rohne
for his solid service.
• Seaside City Council President Don
Johnson, who served his last meeting ear-
lier this month after his loss to Tom Horning
in the November election. Johnson’s fellow
city councilors honored him for his 18 years
of dedicated service to the city with a plaque
and remembrance.
• Cannon Beach City Councilors
Melissa Cadwallader and Wendy Higgins,
who are leaving their posts after each com-
pleting eight years on the council and reach-
ing their term limits. The pair were recog-
nized at a council meeting earlier this month
for their accomplishments while in office.
• Eric Paulson and the employees at
Lektro, who reached a manufacturing mile-
stone for the company with the recent com-
pletion of it’s 5,000th airline tug. The
tug, one of the company’s largest, will be
used by American Airlines at Los Angeles
International Airport to move its jumbo jets
on the tarmac.
• The Cannon Beach American Legion Post 168, which
teamed with local volunteers and spent a week gathering, pack-
aging and distributing items to make sure families in need
have food on their tables throughout the holidays. The post’s
Community Christmas Basket Program delivered children’s
gifts, whole turkeys and other items to 55 households, ensuring a
happy holiday for each family.
• Terry Bichsel, owner of the Best Western Ocean View
Resort in Seaside, who was elected chairman of the hotel chain’s
board of directors. Bichsel has been on the board since 2014 and
represents hotel owners in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska and Canada’s western
This week’s Callouts go to:
• The state’s Water Resources Department, which needs
to improve its long-term planning and management of Oregon’s
water supply, according to a recent audit from the Secretary of
State’s Office. The audit found the department lacks data in areas
such as water use reporting; has focused more on collecting data
on surface water rather than groundwater, demand for which
is growing; lacks an overarching plan to set long-term water
goals; and needs to improve its communication and how it man-
ages its workload. The department’s director, Thomas Byler, said
that despite limited funding the department is making strides to
implement the recommended changes.
• Candidates and supporters who haven’t yet taken their
political election signs down in areas throughout the county.
Whether a candidate won or lost doesn’t make a difference now,
the election occurred nearly two months ago, and those signs no
longer serve a purpose.
Do you have a Shoutout or Callout you think we should know about? Let
us know at and we’ll make sure to take a look.
Take the end-of-the-year quiz
New York Times News Service
appy almost New Year!
Wow, we’ve been through a
lot. Let’s take a look back at
2016 and see how much of the silli-
ness you remember. We’re not going
to talk about Hillary. Too sad. But
here’s an end-of-the-year quiz about:
We Once Knew
1. It’s been a long year for
Chris Christie, but he made his-
tory when …
A) The National
Governors Asso-
ciation voted him
“Least Likely to
B) A Quinnipiac
poll in New Jersey
showed his job disapproval rating at
77 percent.
C) He did the tango on “Dancing
With the Stars.”
AP Photo/Mel Evans
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with New
Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a campaign event in Lawrenceville, N.J.
in May. Christie quickly became the biggest Republican name to throw
his support behind Donald Trump after ending his own campaign.
2. Ted Cruz said that when his
wife, Heidi, became first lady …
A) “She’ll put prayer back in the
prayer breakfast.”
B) “Michelle Obama’s garden
will become a croquet court.”
C) “French fries are coming back
to the cafeteria.”
3. Marco Rubio’s ad about how
“It’s Morning Again in America”
made news because …
A) It was an excellent depic-
tion of why he is truly a Reagan
B) It was filmed in a way that
made Rubio appear to be more than
6 feet tall.
C) It opened with a shot of the Van-
couver, British Columbia, skyline.
4. In a debate, Ben Carson said
that when a president vets poten-
tial Supreme Court nominees, he
should consider …
A) “How they’d look in the group
B) “The fruit salad of their life.”
C) “Legal things.”
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Linda McMahon talks with reporters after a meeting with Presi-
dent-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York in November.
11. Trump said he didn’t need a
daily intelligence briefing because
A) “I’m, like, a smart person.”
B) “The CIA is out to get me.”
C) “Putin’s people give me plenty
of information.”
The Cabinet
of Tomorrow
5. Rick Perry, Donald Trump’s
nominee for secretary of energy …
A) Lost the paso doble competi-
tion to Vanilla Ice on “Dancing With
the Stars.”
B) Came up with some new ideas
for combating global warming.
C) Said his earlier reference to
Trump’s campaign as “a barking car-
nival act” was simply “one of my
‘oops’ moments.”
6. Retired Gen. Jim Mattis,
Trump’s selection for secretary of
defense, is nicknamed …
A) Mad Dog.
B) Cranky Corgi.
C) Sullen Setter.
7. Linda McMahon, Trump’s
pick to head the Small Business
Administration, has known the
president-elect a long time. McMa-
hon’s husband. Vince, once paired
with Trump in a …
A) Professional wrestling pro-
duction in which Trump shaved off
McMahon’s hair.
B) Build-the-Wall golf match in
which they tried to see who could hit
the most balls into Mexico.
C) Public service announcement
warning young men about steroid
8. Trump’s choice for labor sec-
retary, Andrew Puzder, is a fast-
food franchise baron who once
said …
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
President-elect Donald Trump lis-
tens to a question as he speaks
to reporters at Mar-a-Lago,
Wednesday in Palm Beach, Fla.
A) “Vegetables are much more
dangerous than people realize.”
B) “I like beautiful women eating
burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very
C) “Everybody has a minimum
wage. Mine just happens to be $1
million a year.”
Trump, Trump, Trump
9. Trump won the Electoral
College by one of the lowest mar-
gins in U.S. history and got nearly
3 million votes fewer than Hillary
Clinton. Afterward, he referred to
his victory as …
A) “God’s will.”
B) “A gift from the founding
C) “A landslide.”
10. In a TV interview, Trump
said that when he looks in the mir-
ror he sees …
A) “Orange skin.”
B) “Fantastic hair.”
C) “A person that is 35 years old.”
12. Trump’s doctor, who
declaring Trump would be
ever elected to the presidency,”
gave an interview in which he
said it had never occurred to
him that Trump, at 70, would be
the oldest president-elect. But he
added …
A) “70 is the new 41.”
B) “If something happens to him,
then it happens to him. … That’s
why we have a vice president and
a speaker of the House and a whole
line of people. They can just keep
C) “Bronzer keeps you young.”
And in Other News …
13. In a Seattle suburb, Dane
Gallion was so unnerved by stories
of mass shootings that he armed
himself before going to see the
movie “13 Hours: The Secret Sol-
diers of Benghazi.” Watching the
film with a handgun tucked into
his waistband, Gallion …
A) Became a hero when a dis-
turbed man waving a rifle walked
into the auditorium.
B) Became a hero when he
stopped an armed robbery at the
snack bar.
C) Accidentally shot the woman
sitting in front of him.
ANSWERS: 1-B, 2-C, 3-C, 4-B,
5-A, 6-A, 7-A, 8-B. 9-C, 10-C, 11-A,
12-B, 13-C