Melonie Ferguson

Melonie Ferguson

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Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is providing additional food dollars for families with school age children who qualify for free school lunch. If the family of such a child was receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits when schools closed March 13, $384 will be automatically added to the household’s Oregon Trail card for each child. Thanks to Eva at Tillamook DHS for verifying this information. If Covid impacted your household (or the household of a child in your orbit) financially, please telephone DHS at 503-842-4453 to inquire whether SNAP is available for your child.

Another headline on the radio news this morning is a spike in local water rescues. As the weather warms up each spring, it’s important to remember that water temperatures in our rivers and the ocean lag behind due to melting snow from the mountains. When you kayak, canoe or boat, dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. And always wear a life jacket.

Some local eateries have re-opened indoor seating for diners. Bear Creek Artichokes, located in Hemlock, 503-398-5411, is open from 10 a.m. until 3ish p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. They have one table indoors, available on a first come, first served basis. They also offer carryout.

In Pacific City, Doryland Pizza, 503-965-6299, is open with limited seating, from 11:30-8 p.m. seven days a week; they offer carryout as well. Los Corporales is offering seating in their restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-9:00 p.m. by reservation only. Call 503-965-6999; carryout continues, see below. Sportsman’s Pub and Grub, 503-965-9991, is seating from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily and carryout continues. In Neskowin: Hawk Creek Café, 503-392-4400, is open from 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays and from 12-9 Fridays and Saturdays; they also serve carryout. Tillamook ice cream in offered from “The Village Scoop,” a food cart in the parking lot. It’s open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m., weather allowing.

 I’ve verified that a takeout menu is being served at: Beach Wok, 503-483-1234, from 2- 8 p.m. Friday- Tuesday. Grateful Bread, 503-965-7337, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday- Monday. Los Corporales, 503-965-6999, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 11-9 on Friday, from 12-9 on Saturday and from 12-8 on Sunday. Oar House, 503-965-2000, from noon until 8 p.m. daily. River House, 503-483-1255, from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and from 12 -9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Village Coffee Shop, 503-965-7635 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. Neskowin Trading Company, 503-392-3035 offers a $9.95 dinner on Mondays and Thursdays. Call by noon, pick up after 4 p.m. I was unable to verify that Megpie’s Bakery is open. Please contact me with additions or corrections to this ever-evolving list.

Don’t forget that Nestucca Valley School District is delivering meals to anyone aged one through 18 who lives within Nestucca Valley School District boundaries. Find them on Facebook or visit nestucca.k12.or.us/hs/index.html 1to sign up. Others in need or readers who live outside Nestucca Valley should contact their own Food Bank, Senior Meal Site or School District for assistance with groceries.

Happy birthday this week to: Nakiya Ayers, Kathy Bailey, David Bankston, Michelle Brock, Amani Cunningham, Dan Daggett, Ian Galloway-Byrd, Dave Gordon, June Heathershaw, Richard Heathershaw, Bristol Hopkes, Bill Howard, Judy Kiser, Robbie Ledbetter, Troy Schildan, Bryan Traxler, Jace Troxel, Brynlee Upright, Kylee Wagner, Don Watters, Jr., Bill Wilkinson and Andrea Williams.

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