145TH YEAR, NO. 95 ONE DOLLAR WEEKEND EDITION // FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 HONORING VETERANS ONE THING WE CAN ALWAYS AGREE ON VETERANS DAY • OPINION • 4A LIFE WITHOUT A DEADLINE WEEKEND BREAK • 1C Trial set for man tied to alcohol in teen’s death Secord killed after running onto highway By JACK HEFFERNAN The Daily Astorian A trial date has been set for a Warren- ton man who allegedly provided alcohol to a teen who died in January after running onto U.S. Highway 101. Richard Edward Reinsch, 48, allegedly gave alcohol to Trevor Secord, 15, the night he was struck and killed by a pickup truck just north of Gearhart. Reinsch was charged in August with two counts of furnishing alcohol to a per- Richard son under 21, with one of Edward the counts stemming from Reinsch a separate case. He pleaded not guilty at the time. At a hearing Thursday, a trial date was set for May . Reinsch has been convicted twice for bur- glary and once for driving under the inﬂ u- ence of intoxicants. See TRIAL, Page 6A Food bank reopens after management reshufﬂ e Steady stream of customers in Seaside Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian Pooka Rice, outreach coordinator with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, shows off jewelry made with pieces of plastic debris removed from local beaches. PRETTY IN PLASTIC MICROPLASTICS TRANSFORMED INTO JEWELRY By BRENNA VISSER The Daily Astorian C ANNON BEACH — As far as trash is concerned, the microplastics speckling the beaches of the Oregon Coast are some of the prettiest around. “They look kind of pretty, and that’s the problem,” said Pooka Rice, the Pooka Rice holds up a bracelet made with pieces of plastic debris recov- ered from local beaches. outreach coordinator for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. “Because the birds and the ﬁ sh also think they are pretty.” Microplastics are extremely small pieces of debris broken down from larger waste in the ocean, coming in a variety of colors and often mistaken for sea glass. Earlier this year, more than 240 pounds was ﬁ ltered from the sand in front of Haystack Rock. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration esti- mates 100 million tons of this debris ﬁ ll the ocean, impacting thousands of sea turtles, seabirds, ﬁ sh and other marine life who ingest it. Rice decided to tap into her artistic background and repurpose the plastics’ pretty quality into jewelry. What started as a fun experiment now has blossomed into more than 100 pieces of art created by the program’s staff, who together have crafted a variety of mermaid tail ear- rings, shell necklaces and turtle pendants encased in clear resin. The goal is to start selling the jewelry at local art galleries and shops as a way By R.J. MARX The Daily Astorian SEASIDE — The South County Com- munity Food Bank served a steady stream of customers Thursday afternoon after a two-week closure for what board members announced as internal restructuring. “This is our second day of being open since we reopened on Tuesday,” Board Pres- ident Darren Gooch said. “It’s been fantastic. It’s been overwhelmingly positive.” Gooch and fellow board member Reita Fackerell stocked shelves as patrons selected food from neatly stacked aisles and browsed the freezer cases. In the back of the trailer, fresh fruit , veg- etables and packaged foods stood ready for distribution. About 30 patrons came in on Tuesday; about the same number were expected on Thursday, Gooch said. Cannon Beach City Councilor Mike Benefield examines jewelry made by Poo- ka Rice with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. See MICROPLASTICS, Page 7A See FOOD BANK, Page 6A Damaged Doughboy on track for centennial sprucing up Veterans Day 2018 is target for completion By EDWARD STRATTON The Daily Astorian With the help of private insurance and public grants, the base of the Doughboy Monu- ment in Uniontown will likely be renovated in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 2018. The statue, named Over the Top at Cantigny after the ﬁ rst major American offensive in World War I, was dedicated in 1926 in honor of Clatsop County veterans. The bronze doughboy clutching a riﬂ e was designed by famed World War I mon- ument sculptor John Pauld- ing and installed atop an orna- mental cement base designed by local architect Charles T. Diamond . The Astoria Victory M onu- ment was paid for with money raised by the American Legion and an association of busi- nesses in Uniontown. The last major renovation was in July 2006 for the 80th anni- versary of its dedication. The new restoration will include two projects, one funded by government and the other by happenstance. A truck crashed into the statue in August, breaking off light poles, cracking concrete edges on the base and closing the eastern bathroom under- neath. The repairs to the por- tion damaged by the truck will be paid for by either the driv- er’s or the city’s insurance, said Angela Cosby, director of the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department. Overseeing the restoration is Rosemary Johnson, a former city planner. “One of the planters was destroyed, so that will be replaced,” she said. “Two of the light poles on the east side Rosemary Johnson See DOUGHBOY, Page 7A The Doughboy Monument, in honor of Clatsop County veter- ans who died in World War I, was dedicated in July 1926.