The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, March 30, 2018, Page 3B, Image 13

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Benefit dinner for Putman set
for Saturday at fairgrounds
The Daily Astorian
A benefit dinner for Jim
Putman starts at 5 p.m. Satur-
day at the Clatsop County Fair-
grounds, 92937 Walluski Loop.
In addition to dinner, the event
features a silent auction, a hand-
made quilt raffle and an oral
Putman, a member of the
Astoria High School Class of
1971, is fighting stage 4 non-
reversible lung cancer, and has
finished radiation treatment for
brain cancer, and his third round
of chemotherapy. He can no lon-
ger work, and needs round-the-
clock care from his wife, Judy.
Medical and living expenses are
becoming difficult for the fam-
ily to meet.
Hampton Lumber offers summer building camp
The Daily Astorian
Hampton Lumber is partner-
ing with Portland-based non-
profit Girls Build on a week-
long summer camp in August
at Warrenton Grade School.
Girls between 8 and 14
years old will practice the
basics of carpentry, plumbing,
electricity, concrete and sheet
metal from female instructors.
“In the lumber business,
we experience the gender
gap in the skilled trades first
hand,” Steve Zika, CEO of
Hampton Lumber, said in
a release. “There are great
career opportunities in the
manufacturing sector for peo-
ple with building, electrical
and mechanical skills. Camps
like these expose girls to these
and other possibilities and
help build their confidence.
It’s good for the kids, good for
the community and good for
local businesses like ours.”
The camp is from Aug.
20 to Aug. 24 and costs $300
to attend, with breakfast and
lunch included. Scholarships
are available. For more infor-
mation, email Girls Build
at or
Jim Putman
Donations of products and/or
services for the auctions are still
being accepted. For information,
or to donate, call 503-755-2384
or 503-791-6130. Contributions
may also be made at gofundme.
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
Hospital and returns in the early af-
ternoon. To volunteer, contact Dick
Lang, Astoria DAV van coordinator,
at 503-298-8757 or dicklang@char-
American Legion marks 1228. For questions, call Beverly Neubecker at
Vietnam War with
program on Saturday
Veterans’ health and
Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, 1132 benefits are focus of
Exchange St., is holding a U.S. Vietnam War
Commemoration Day Program and Memorial meeting on Tuesday
starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. ChrisLynn Taylor
sings the national anthem, followed by the Pre-
sentation of Colors and all service flags, and the
Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Ceremony.
Gold Star parents from all wars present roses,
and all others present poppies, on the memorial
table. Veterans receive Vietnam War lapel pins.
From 4 p.m. until gone, a baked chicken din-
ner is served free to all veterans and their fam-
ilies; for all others, the cost is $6 per person.
Donations are welcomed. Music by Greg Parke
is from 4 to 8 p.m.
The day’s events are open to the public.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
is holding an Astoria VA Veteran Commu-
nity Meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tues-
day at Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, 1132
Exchange St.
Join the VA Portland Health Care Sys-
tem, and the Veterans Benefits Administration
(VBA) Portland Regional Office directors to
discuss ideas or concerns regarding VA services.
VBA claims representatives, VA enrollment,
suicide prevention and other staff will be on site.
For questions, call VA Portland Public
Affairs at 503-402-2975.
Military Appreciation Day
honors veterans Saturday RiversZen co-founder
speaks out about
at Lum’s Auto Center
‘workplace wellness’
WARRENTON — A Welcome Home Vet-
erans Military Appreciation Day is being held
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lum’s Auto
Center, 1605 S.E. Ensign Lane. The event fea-
tures presentations to local veterans at 11:30
a.m., a barbecue, raffle prizes, live music and
This opportunity for the community to
thank local veterans is sponsored by Marine
Corps League Daniel E. Crockett Detachment
The Lower Columbia Human Resource Man-
agement Association presents, “Workplace Well-
ness,” featuring Peggy Stevens, from 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort George Brewery,
1483 Duane St. Stevens is the co-founder of Riv-
ersZen Yoga in Astoria.
Long periods of sitting, poor body mechanics
and bad breathing techniques have an effect on a
company’s bottom line. This session shares simple Drivers receive free breakfast
and lunch vouchers for the hospital
canteen on every trip.
Cannon Beach Academy
— 3781 S. Hemlock St., Cannon
Beach. Volunteers needed for break-
fast or lunch preparation and clean-
up, reading groups, math groups,
lunch/recess duty and housekeep-
ing. Shifts are 1.25 hours or longer.
For information, call 503-298-5245.
Cannon Beach Library —131
N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach. Volun-
teers needed for a variety of tasks
and time commitments, including
alphabetizing bookshelves, covering
books, doing minor building mainte-
nance, helping with a speakers’ se-
things any business can do to support the health of
its employees.
The cost for lunch is $20 for LCHRMA mem-
bers, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students.
Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to
attend. Register online at Cancellations
must be received by 5 p.m. April 2 for a full refund.
Meet Orr event on
tap in Warrenton on
Wednesday evening
WARRENTON — A Meet John Orr event
takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Warrenton Community Center, 170 S.W. Third
St. Orr, who is running for state representative
from District 32, discusses issues facing the
local region and Oregon.
For information about John Orr, go to
ORR4Oregon, email johnorr4statehouse@ or call 503-741-6805.
Older adults have
education opportunities
Exploring New Concepts of Retirement
Education (ENCORE) is offering a variety of
classes, with special emphasis on contemporary
issues that face the nation.
Visiting instructor Kjirsten Severson offers
an analysis of terrorism, while a team of instruc-
tors and local government officials present “The
U.S. Constitution and Local Governments.”
In addition to “Stretch Yoga” and “Hand
Embroidery,” ENCORE offers creative writ-
ries, and participating in annual book
sales and other events. For informa-
tion email info@cannonbeachlibrary.
org or call 503-436-1391.
Columbia Senior Diners —
1111 Exchange St., Astoria Senior
Center. Volunteers needed week-
days to serve tables and for kitchen
help. To volunteer, call 503-325-9693.
ing through Eric Anderson’s “Writing Exchange
and Literary Sharing.” Philosopher Seth Tichener
opens the “Analects of Confucius.”
Classes start Monday; nonmembers of
ENCORE may attend two class sessions with-
out joining.
For specific class dates and times, go to encore- or call Leah Olson at 503-338-2408.
Seaside AAUW supports
local girls and women
with two scholarships
SEASIDE — The Seaside branch of the
American Association of University Women
(AAUW) is announcing two scholarship oppor-
tunities for local girls and women planning on
attending college in the fall.
The June Stromberg AAUW Scholarship for
$1,000 is available to a Seaside High School
graduating senior who is the first female in her
family to attend college. Applications are avail-
able through the counseling office of the high
school, and need to be returned by Thursday.
The second scholarship for up to $2,000 is
available to a local female returning to school
after an absence of five years, and enrolled in a
two- or four-year college program. Applications
are available through the Seaside AAUW web-
site at and/or Clatsop Com-
munity College, are due April 18, and should be
returned to Seaside AAUW, Attn: Scholarships,
P.O. Box 693, Seaside, OR 97138.
For information, contact Helen Gronquist at
— The Daily Astorian