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PAGE 2 -- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2003 -- THE SENTINEL .. \\;J ........ November 12, 2003 10:24 p.m. Coquille Area. Curfew Violation. Request juvenile review and determine if suspect should be detained for probation violation. November 13, 2003 10:00 a.m. 2nd St. Unlawful Entry. Victim left vehi- cle unlocked, unknown suspect took approximately 20 CD&apos;s, wallet containing credit cards/ODL total loss $260+. 2:15 p.m. Elliott St. Theft III. Victim returned home from juvenile detention, discovered items missing. Info only. November 15, 2003 2:42 a.m. Hwy 42. DUII. Arrested 31 year old female on DUII charge, and 23 year old male on DUII, Attempting to Elude on foot and probation violation. Located by CCSO/CBPD and transferred to Coos Co. Jail. 9:05 p.m. Elliott St. Forgery II. Victim stated he noticed checks missing from checkbook. Investigation continuing. November 17, 2003 8:27 a.m. 5th St. Criminal Mischief II. Victim report- ed criminal mischief to Dodge Durango parked on 5th St while victim was working. No suspects. 2:20 p.m. 17th St. Criminal Mischief III. Reporting party reported criminal mischief to Jefferson School, occurred between November 14 - 17. Unknown sus- pect.' Extra patrol in area. November 18. 2003 10:06 p.m. Collier St. Runaway Juvenile. Two female juveniles, 14 and 16 years old, possibly together. Safe food preparations the thanksgiving turkey The holiday season is just around the corner. The Oregon Department of agriculture is reminding you to practice good, safe food handling and prepara- tion techniques at all times, but with perhaps a little extra atten- tion to detail for the thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal. A safe meal can be ensured through proper food handling, prepara- tion, and storage. Slacking off in any of these three areas could spell trouble. Holiday food safety actually begins as you do your grocery shopping. Cross-contamination of foods can take place right in the grocery cart. Make sure food that might be consumed in a ready-to- eat fashion, such as apples, are kept in a bag. The grocery store provides bags for that reason. They also provide bags for meats to make Sure there are no drips that might contaminate other foods. Put groceries away immedi- ately. Don't leave foods on the counter while you try to get other things done. The traditional turkey is a cen- terpiece for the holiday meal. Remember that the turkey thaws from outside in, so the surface temperature is going to be warmer a lot longer which raises the poten- tial for growth of food pathogens. When it comes to thawing, the refrigerator is probably the best practice. The general rule of thumb is one night of refrigerator thawing for every five pounds of turkey. So you need to plan ahead when you have a bigger-sized bird. Contrary to what many people for : The SeniinTl ; (SPS i3 lished ; think, a turkey should not be washed or rinsed off as you begin to prepare it. That only smears or transfers the bacteria onto your hands or into your sink. Immediately throw away any packaging from the turkey and wipe up any drips with a dispos- able item, like a paper towel. It's the cooking of the turkey that will kill the bacteria. ODA recommends the use of a meat thermometer to make sure you get a good endpoint tempera- ture of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. It's also recommended to not put stuff- ing in the bird. It's much safer baked separately simply because you don't easily know what the internal temperature is going to be. It is also unwise to partially cook the turkey the night before, cool it in the refrigerator, and then finish the cooking the next day. Frequent heating and cooling does a good job of promoting bacterial growth. Make sure you have separate cutting boards, separate knives and other utensils when you are handling raw versus ready-to-eat foods. Of course, handwashing is an absolute requirement prior, dur- ing, and after food handling. Reheated leftovers need to reach at least 160 degrees. In general, the rule of thumb on leftovers is only reheat them once and freeze what you won't be using. For more information, contact Ellen Laymon at (503) 986-4725. gon Department of Agriculture 635 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97301-2532 503-986-4550 <oda. state, or. u s> Newspa Asiaon; ......... failure in publication except to the exten t of  cost of ad for the first !s i.seon Adjtmeni for errors fion of m  wherein the e-'ror: occurred : : : : :: Crime Briel Aileen Rickard A memorial service was held at Smith-Lund-Mills Chapel in Cottage Grove on Friday, November 21, for Aileen Barker Rickard of Cottage Grove who passed away Friday afternoon, November 14 at the age of 93. A reception for family and friends was held at the chapel following the service. Aileen was born on April 6, 1910 at the Knife Hospital in Coquille, Oregon, and christened Lucy Aileen. She was the eldest daughter of Edwin Cecil and Lucy Mary Gould Barker. She attended elemen- tary schools in Allegheny (near Coos Bay) and for one or two years in San Bernardino, California. Her fami- ly then moved to Myrtle Point, Oregon. She graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1926, where she returned to teach after obtaining a B.A. in English at the University of Oregon, class of 1930. Aileen married Edgar "Pat" Rickard in Myrtle Point on May 26, 1932. Both were on the high school faculty, where Pat coached all the sports and taught commercial subjects throughout the 1930's. Three of their four children were born in Coquille, delivered by Aileen's uncle, Dr. James Richmond, who had also delivered Aileen. During World War II the family lived for about a year in Spokane, during which time their fourth child was born. They then returned to Oregon to settle in Cottage Grove in late 1943, where Pat owned an accounting practice and later went into the lamber business (Rickini Lumber Co.) with his brother Leo Rickard, and William Perini. The business was sold to Bohemia Lumber Co. in 1960. Aileen substituted in Cottage Grove schools and eventually returned to full time teaching. She earned a Masters degree in Education at the University of Oregon in 1959 and was the Cottage Grove High School Librarian until her retirement, after which she did voluntary library organization work for the Cottage Grove city library, her church, the Historical Society and the Genealogy Society. Aileen pursued genealogy research during her retirement. Both she and Pat were descendants of Oregon and California pioneer families. Her research on both families resulted in four published family his- tories reflecting parts of American history going back more than 200 years. She was active in local, county 17?/ ! i: h, /, ,iii,, , i' I, / :71':i ,J and state genealogy and historical as a regular volunteer at the Cottage Society. A member of the Presbyterian Aileen for a time as a Deacon and frequently to a variety of church projects. Active in she and Pat served together as Worthy Matron Worthy Patron at one time. Both Aileen and enjoyed playing bridge, and Aileen continued to regularly until she was over 90. Traveling retirement activity she and Pat enjoyed, touring Europe, Africa, the Orient (including South America, Australia, New Zealand and Alaska- She was preceded in death by husband Pat, passed away in December 1994 two and a half after they celebrated their 60th wedding and a grandson, Dr. Patrick Urban of Albm who died this year. Aileen is survived by her four children: Kite of Cottage Grove, Roberta Urban of Rio Arizona, Patrick L. Rickard of Cottage Grove and Aileen Olson of Wenatchee, Washington; nine ing grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Cottage Grove Genealogy Society, EO. Box Cottage Grove, OR 87424. Ope/a Services were held on Friday, November 21, 2003 at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Thelma L. Opela, age 92, of Springfield, OR. Thelma was born September 10, 1911 in Cave Springs, Arkansas to Hanlon and Viola (Finley) Liday. She passed away on November 15 in Springfield. She married Clyde Parrish in Arkansas in 1928, moving to Coquille in 1936. Thelma enrolled in a nursing correspondence school in Chicago, and during her lifetime worked as a registered nurse, volunteer during the holidays with the needy, and a laborer at a Coquille plywood cedar mill. She stayed in Coquille until 1956, after ..... which she move.:, to: SWiagfteld, Oregon. She married Edward E Opela in Washington on August 30, 1957. Thelma's hobbies and interests included gardening, bowling, ball- room and square dancing, cooking and fishing. She was the president of Save Our Seniors for 25 years, a member of the Eagles #275 and Springfield Special Olympics. She is survived by daughters Djean Havener, of Marcola, Maxine Clark of Georgia and Sandy Fox of Springfield; brothers Ford Liday of Coquille, Merle Liday of Klamath Falls and Claude Liday of Surprize, AZ and a sister, Bonnie Adams of Coquille. Thelma was preceded in death by spouse Clyde, spouse Edward, son Theodore Ray Parrish in 1995 and son Richard Parrish in October of this Memorial contributions may made in Thelma's name to Olympics or Oregon Disability Sp0# Call for a year's subscription of The Coun Seat Newspaper $24 in county $18 Seniors and Vets mailed to your home or office 3,96-3191 FUNERAL SERVICE Offering... Locally Managed Cremation and Traditional Arrangements Friends of the family for over 85 years 396-3846 Coquille Chapel 225 N. Birch, Coquille Pot bust An ongoing investigation into the alleged sales and distri- bution of marijuana in the Empire District of Coos Bay, led to the arrest of a 67-year old man. Laurence G. Youst was taken into custody on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, after police executed a search warrant at his residence on South Empire Boulevard. Officers located more than 2.5 ounces of individ- ually prepackaged bags of mari- juana, packaging material, weigh scales, drug sales records and over a $1,000 in cash. The investigation is continuing by the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT), and more arrests are anticipated. Virginia Chmiel Graveside services were held at the Pioneer Cemetery in Coquille on Monday, Nov. 17 for Virginia Anna Mae Chmiel, 83, of Coquille. Rev. Roderick Gabbert of Pioneer Methodist Church, Coquille officiated. "Ginny" was born to John (Jack) Page and Abigail (Monica) Page on Sept 20, 1920 in Oakland, CA. She died Thursday, Nov. 13 at Southtowne Living Center in Eugene after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. When she was eight years old, she moved to Coquille with her parents and lived her entire life in the same house on Adams Street. Virginia married Vernon Heintzelman of III on March 1,1937 and they divorced April 13, 1953. They had three children. Virginia married Roman (Ray) Chmiel of Ewing, Neb. Jan. 14,1954. They have one son. Virginia dearly loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed every minute she could be with them. She was a member of Pioneer Methodist Church, a life- time member of both Mamie Rebekah Lodge #20 and the Royal Neighbors of America, and served as an assistant Girl Scout leader for several years. She enjoyed sewing, baking, dancing, reading, and crafts of all kinds. She and her husband enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. in their camper after he retired. Virginia is survived by husband Ray of 48 years, children Sharol (Larry) of Mondovi. WI; Vema (Jerry) Kirkpatrick of Point; John Heintzelman of Janesville, and Douglas (Linda) Chmiel Eugene, OR. She is also by nine grandchildren, nine grandchildren, a cousin, a and four nephews. She was ceded in death by her aunts and uncles, a nepheW, many dear friends. Memorial Contributions be made in her Assn. 1311 NW 21st Portland, Or 97209. Arran were under the direction of Grove Funeral Service, Local artist's unique style Lisa Hawthorne, a local jeweler living in Coquille, has been given the honor of being a finalist for two Niche awards. She has been selected in the categories of Jewelry, using gold with stones, and for her work in Metal Enameled. Judging criteria for the awards are based on three main distinc- tions: technical excellence and creativity, market viability and dis- tinct quality of original thought. The Niche Awards began in 1990 to recognized the outstanding creative achievements of American craft artists who produce work for galleries and retail stores. Winners of the 2004 Niche will be announced at a ceremony during the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft in February 2004. Only 153 artists out of approxi- mately 1000 entries were named as finalists. For more information visit online at www.americancraft.com SHOWTIME, adequately entitles this piece bv LiS Hawthrone of Coquille. The metal enamaled piece tlat I