The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, January 11, 2018, Page 8, Image 8

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On death and dying
Joanne Rideout is the news director at KMUN
Women leaders
raise their voices
ASTORIA — The American
Association of University
Women (AAUW) Astoria
Branch begins the new year
with the forum “Voices of
Leadership,” to be held at
the Astoria Library 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The event features Liane
Donovan, Astoria High
School assistant principal;
Tiffiny Mitchell, co-orga-
nizer of Indivisible North
Coast Oregon; Joanne
Rideout, KMUN news
director; and Kathleen
Sullivan, a Clatsop County
Donovan received bache-
lor’s and master’s degrees in
mathematics and mathemat-
ical education from Arizona
State University. She has
taught high school classes
for more than a decade.
Mitchell co-organizes
Indivisible, an organization
whose goal is to defend
democracy by opposing
authoritarianism, bigotry
and corruption.
For seven years, Rideout
has been the KMUN station
manager and is now the
news director. Rideout is
the recognizable voice of
the “Columbia River Ship
Sullivan graduated from
Michigan State University
at Hamline. She served on
the Astoria Budget Com-
mittee and helped rebuild
the Pioneer Shelter at Camp
Representing diverse
backgrounds and profes-
sions, these leaders will
discuss their leadership
style, the challenges in their
role, how those challenges
are met and how the public
can understand their roles.
The presentation is free
and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be
served. For more informa-
tion, contact Jan Nybakke at
do we think about when we
think of dying? When we
think about our own dying,
what do we want most?
Death is part of the
human experience. All of us
have experienced loss, and
all of us will die one day. Yet
conversations about death
and dying are difficult and
often avoided, even with our
closest family members and
This is the focus of
“Talking about Dying,” a
free conversation with Jenni-
fer Sasser 4 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 18, at the Cannon Beach
History Center & Museum.
This program, sponsored
by Oregon Humanities,
provides an opportunity for
participants to hear perspec-
tives and ideas from fellow
community members.
Facilitators of “Talking
about Dying” discussions
are trained professionals
working in the fields of
Jennifer Sasser, the facilitator of “Talking about Dying” at Can-
non Beach History Center & Museum
chaplaincy, counseling,
gerontology, facilitation and
hospice care in Oregon.
Through the Conver-
sation Project, Oregon
Humanities offers free pro-
grams that engage commu-
nity members in thoughtful,
challenging conversations
about ideas critical to our
daily lives and our state’s
For more information
about this free community
discussion, please contact
Elaine Trucke at 503-436-
9301or elaine@cbhistory.
Salty Talk: A life
on the high seas
ILWACO, WASH. — Mariner
and shipboard naturalist
Bette Lu Krause will give
a Salty Talks presentation
about her adventures on the
high seas 6:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 18, at the Salt
Hotel & Pub.
The event is free to the
public. Those wanting to
grab dinner or a beverage
can come early or stay late.
Seating is limited. No reser-
vations are required.
“In 1976, when I was 24,
I ran off to sea,” Krause said.
“That began a 20-year career
as a Merchant Marine.”
During her long career,
Krause traveled the world
as an able-bodied seaman,
received her big ship license,
sailed as a tugboat captain
and worked for Linblad
She has piloted a ship up
and down the Columbia at
least 50 or 60 times, she said,
from Astoria, up as far as
Clarkson and back. “Every
trip is a story in itself.”
Salty Talk presentations
are located upstairs in the
Salt Hotel and Pub (147
Howerton Ave.) on the Ilwa-
co waterfront.
Salty Talks are held in
partnership with the Salt
Pub & Hotel, Columbia
Pacific Heritage Museum,
Bette Lu Krause
and Washington State Parks
and Recreation Commission,
with support from Friends of
Columbia River Gateway.
The Columbia Pacific
Heritage Museum is locat-
ed at 115 S.E. Lake St. in
Ilwaco. Museum hours are
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission
is free on Thursdays thanks
to the Port of Ilwaco.