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14 to vie for Miss Clatsop County
The Daily Astorian
SEASIDE — Fourteen
young ladies will compete for
four titles Feb. 3 at the Miss
Clatsop County Scholarship
Pageant at the Seaside Con-
vention Center. General admis-
sion tickets are available at the
door for $20, or online for $15
prior to the event at Brown
Paper Tickets (
The pageant program fea-
tures outgoing titleholders
Miss Clatsop County Hannah
Garhofer, Miss Clatsop Coun-
ty’s Outstanding Teen Peyton
Sims and Miss North Coast’s
Outstanding Teen Nicole
Ramsdell. The co-emcees for
the evening are Miss Oregon
2007 Kari Virding Christenson
and Miss Oregon’s Outstand-
ing Teen 2017 Emma Ellis.
A benefit dinner will be held
the night before the pageant at
6 p.m. in the Necanicum Room
at the Seaside Convention Cen-
ter. Tickets to the dinner are
$50, if available, and come
with a $20 reserved ticket to the
show Saturday night. Reserved
tickets are not for sale.
There are six contestants
vying to become Miss Clatsop
County 2018:
Haylie Moon, 22, of Can-
non Beach, attends the Univer-
sity of Portland. Her platform
Photos by Justin Grafton
is “Destigmatization of Ado-
lescent Mental Health Issues,”
and her talent is lyrical dance.
Kayla Worwood, 21, of
Astoria is an Astoria High
School graduate. Her platform
is “Maintaining Music Educa-
tion in Schools,” and her talent
is vocal performance.
Dana Ottem, 19, of Sea-
side, graduated from Seaside
High School. Her platform is
“Removing Microplastics from
Beaches,” and her talent is jazz
Viola Soprano, 17, of Sea-
side, attends Seaside High
School. Her platform is
#Useyourvoice, and her talent
sion,” and her talent is vocal
Taryn Miller, 15, of Scap-
poose, attends Scappoose High
School. Her platform is “Lupus
– Raising Awareness,” and her
talent is contemporary jazz.
Hallie Mossman, 16, of
Warrenton, attends Warren-
ton High School. Her platform
is “Saving and Promoting the
Arts,” and her talent is playing
the alto saxophone.
Emmy Huber, 13, of Asto-
ria, attends Astoria Mid-
dle School. Her platform is
“Encouraging Young Women
to Pursue STEM Careers,” and
her talent is vocal performance.
Josie Morinville, 13, of
Knappa, attends Astoria Mid-
dle School. Her platform is
“Achieve Your Dreams —
Overcoming Disabilities,” and
her talent is musical theater
Gracie Weaver, 13, of Sea-
side, attends Broadway Mid-
dle School. Her platform is
“Asthma Awareness,” and her
talent is vocal performance.
Caitlin Hillman, 15, of Sea-
side, attends Seaside High
School. Her platform is “Pass-
port to Wellness,” and her tal-
ent is jazz.
Riley Mitchell, 15, of War-
renton, attends Warrenton High
Hospital and returns in the early af-
ternoon. To volunteer, contact Dick
Lang, Astoria DAV van coordinator,
at 503-298-8757 or dicklang@char- Drivers receive free break-
fast and lunch vouchers for the hos-
pital canteen on every trip.
housekeeping. Shifts are 1.25
hours or longer. For information, call
Astoria Warming Center —
1076 Franklin Ave. Winter overnight
emergency shelter for homeless
persons needs volunteers for three-
hour shifts from evening through the
night to help with welcoming guests,
serving dinner, cleaning the kitchen,
monitoring the sleeping area over-
night, and closing the shelter in the
morning. Volunteers also needed
for weekly litter patrols in the neigh-
borhood. To volunteer, email astori-
Camp Kiwanilong — A large
variety of volunteer opportunities
are available. For information, call
503-861-2933 or go to campkiwan-
is jumping rope.
Aubrey McMahan, 19, of
Knappa, is a Knappa High
School graduate. Her plat-
form is “The Semi Colon Proj-
ect,” and her talent is vocal
Bailee Neahring, 18, of
Warrenton, attends Clatsop
Community College. Her plat-
form is “Children’s Poverty,”
and her talent is lyrical dance.
For the Miss Clatsop Coun-
ty’s Outstanding Teen title,
there are eight competing:
Lilly Boothe, 14, of Clats-
kanie, attends Clatskanie
High School. Her platform is
“Recognizing Teen Depres-
School. Her platform is “Chil-
dren’s Literacy – Reading is
Fundamental,” and her tal-
ent is vocal performance/sign
The Miss Clatsop County
Scholarship Pageant is the offi-
cial preliminary competition
of the Miss Oregon Scholar-
ship Program, and is part of the
Miss America Organization.
The winners go on to represent
the county at the state pageant
in June in Seaside. A random
draw from a pool of 22 prin-
cesses by 2017 Miss Clatsop
County’s Princess Taylor Betts
also takes place to send two
girls to the Miss Oregon stage.
The Miss America Orga-
nization is a non-profit cor-
poration established solely to
provide contestants with the
opportunity to enhance their
professional and education
goals, and to achieve those
pursuits with the assistance of
monetary grants and awards.
The Miss Clatsop County
Scholarship Program is run
solely by volunteers, and more
volunteers are needed. For
questions, to volunteer, or for
tickets to the Friday night din-
ner, contact Sandy Newman,
director of the Miss Clatsop
County Scholarship Program,
at 503-717-3501. For informa-
tion, go to missclatsopcounty.
4-H — Looking for 4-H leaders.
For information, call Sandra Carl-
son at the Oregon State University
Extension at 503-325-8573.
American Red Cross — Needs
registration volunteers (donor am-
bassadors) in Clatsop County to
provide customer service and en-
hance the blood donor experience.
For information, call Angela Basurt-
to at 503-528-5430.
Astoria Column — 1 Coxcomb
Drive. Volunteers needed to wel-
come visitors, provide information
and answer questions about the As-
toria Column and the city of Astoria.
For information, call the Friends of
the Astoria Column Visitor Center at
Astoria Riverfront Trolley As-
sociation — 111 W. Marine Drive.
Needs conductors/motormen to
operate trolley and narrate points
of interest. One or more three-hour
shifts per month. For information,
call the 503-325-6311.
Astoria Senior Center — 1111
Exchange St. To volunteer, call Lar-
ry Miller at 503-325-3231.
Astoria Veteran Van Drivers
— Volunteer drivers needed for the
Disabled American Veterans van for
one or more trips per month. The
van leaves Astoria at 7 a.m. for the
Portland Veterans Administration
Chamber of Commerce — 111 W.
Marine Drive. Volunteers needed at
the chamber and for events. For in-
formation, call 503-325-6311.
Cannon Beach Academy
— 3781 S. Hemlock St., Cannon
Beach. Volunteers needed for
breakfast or lunch preparation and
cleanup, reading groups, math
groups, lunch/recess duty and
Caring Adults Developing
Youth (CADY) Mentoring Pro-
gram — 800 Exchange St., second
floor. Needs mentors for youths
ages 10 to 17 at risk of school fail-
ure. Time commitment: one year,
about eight hours per month. For
information, contact Laura Parker at
503-325-8601 or lparker@co.clat-
Clatsop Animal Assistance
Inc. — Needs volunteers who have
a strong commitment to work on
behalf of the Clatsop County Animal
Shelter’s dogs and cats. For infor-
mation, email
or call 503-861-0737.
Clatsop Care Center — Vol-
unteers needed daily for all three
meals to provide one-on-one as-
sistance to dining dependent resi-
dents. Volunteers must participate
in a 16-hour training program. For
information, contact Mandy Brench-
ley at 503-325-0313, ext. 209.
Clatsop County Animal Shel-
ter — Animal care volunteers age
16 and older needed for one 3-hour
shift per week. Pick up an applica-
tion at 1315 S.E. 19th St., Warren-
ton. For information, or to schedule
orientation, call Leslie Atkinson at
Friday Musical Club students
perform at holiday gathering
Friday Musical Club
With the help of generous donors, the Friday Musical Club has funded string workshops for
local youth and adults taught by violinist Kevin Lefohn. Several students performed at the
American Association of University Women holiday gathering at the home of Jan and John
Nybakke. Pictured, from left, Angela Calvin Pederson, Julie Foss and Kiera Doyle. The Friday
Musical Club promotes musical education for youth and adults. Donations made to the Lib-
erty Theatre, designated for the Friday Musical Club’s scholarship fund, are tax deductible.
‘Composting with Worms’ presentation nears
The Daily Astorian
The Clatsop County Master Gardeners Association presents the first event of the 2018 Speaker
Series, “Composting with Worms,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 310, Towler Hall, Clatsop
Community College. There is no cost for this event.
Chuck Meyer, Oregon State Master Gardener provides easy instruction on how to make worm
bins. Known as vermiculture, worm composting recycles food scraps into a high quality fertilizer
amendment resulting in a more productive garden.
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• A Matter of Balance class 503-338-7564
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Find Your Group
• WomenHeart support group 503-338-7564
• Understanding Your Grief group 503-338-6230
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• Diabetes Education 503-338-4012
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