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The News Guard For local news, photos and events log onto December 31, 2014 A2 Have a Safe and Happy New Year! SEE US FOR: Taxes & Tax Planning, Financial Statements, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy Planning 2015 NW 39th Street, Suite 200 Lincoln City, OR 97367 • Call Bryan P. Fitzsimmons, C.P.A. today! (541) 994-3333 JEREMY C. RUARK “I remember so many things about Katie,” Kathleen Man- teuel said o her 16-year-old daughter, Katelyn, who was laid to rest Dec. 29. “I miss her so much,” Katelyn (Katie) Marie Man- teuel, a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) 9th grader, collapsed while jogging near the school Tuesday, Dec. 16, and later died. She was laid to rest Dec. 29 in a graveside ceremony in Newport. Manteuel said she learned much rom her daughter. “She was wise beyond her years,” she said. “She was very involved with her school and her riends and she loved to play volleyball.” Manteuel said at irst Katie wasn’t sure she could make the transition rom basketball to volleyball. “Basketball started to get too rough or her,” Manteuel said. “I had to talk her into playing volleyball. I played volleyball in high school. Once Katie started, she ell in love with it.” Katie was also a 4-H member. She raised rabbits and guinea pigs. “She loved her animals,” Manteuel said. Manteuel said her daughter had gotten her learning permit to drive this year but ailed the irst time she went to apply or her Oregon driver’s license. “She was really bummed about that,” Manteuel said. “So she came home and studied all night and went back the next day and passed the exams.” Manteuel said getting her driver’s license proved to be an- other way her daughter would be able to give back. “She asked me i she should check the box on the driver’s license application about being a donor,” she said. ”I told her I was a donor, but said it was her preerence. She knew what it meant. So, she decided to be a donor.” Ater Katie’s death, Man- teuel said doctors were able to save her retinas to be donated to a patient that needed them. “Even ater her death, she is still giving,” Manteuel said. Katie’s ather, Paul, died o heart ailure when she was 2-years-old and now Kathleen is struggling with the loss o her daughter, but despite her loss, Manteuel said she is trying to move ahead with her lie with the support o amily, riends, the Seventh Day Adventist School and her church. “I’ve been telling everybody, take one day at a time,” she said. “I try to remember that Katie would want me to be happy. She was such a happy girl. I can hear her voice telling me, ‘don’t all down, pick yoursel up, you are going to be ok.” A Celebration o Lie Service or Katie will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Lincoln Cit Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2335 NE 22nd St, in Lincoln City. The public is invited to attend and celebrate the lie o Katie. Fallen teen’s mother struggles with loss HEATHER DEROSA/THE NEWS GUARD Lincoln City Public Works crews used manpower and big equipment to clear debris from local beaches that washed ashore from a recent heavy rain and windstorm. Hundreds of logs and other debris clutter the beach and Siletz Bay after the storm. Big cleanup NOW PLAYING 1/2--1/8 Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed REESE WITHERSPOON in   W I L D Fri. & Sat. 2:00 5:15 8:15 Sun.-Mon. 2:00 4:45 7:30 ues.--Turs. 4:45 7:30 R 1624 NE Hwy 101 Lincoln City 541-994-8255 Saturday 1/3 GENE AUDRY & LOUIE PRIMA Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1943)   11:00AM    $2 SATURDAY MORNING CINEMA Celebration of Life Service 2 p.m. Jan 4 Lincoln City Seventh-day Adventist Church 2335 NE 22nd St. Lincoln City KATELYN (KATIE) MARIE MANTEUFEL BY LARRY COONROD editor@lincolncountydispatch. com County Commissioners last week gave tacit ap- proval or 4-H to produce and manage the annual Lincoln County Fair. The recent decision by the Town and Country Fair Association to resign rom managing the air let the uture o the event in doubt. Todd Williver, 4-H Youth Development coordinator or the Lincoln County OSU Extension Service, said 4-H is a natural ft to manage the air. Last year, Lincoln County 4-H accounted or hal o the air displays and activities. “County airs are the capstone event o 4-H Youth Development nationally and here in Oregon as well,” Wil- liver said. “Here in Lincoln County, 4-H Youth Devel- opment is the single largest participant at the air. We are also the single largest user o the airgrounds annually. So we have vested interest in trying to fgure out how this looks going orward.” Williver said the air should look beyond agri- culture and animals and celebrate other “harvest and bounties” in Lincoln County. “We need to fgure out a way that we can capture and incorporate and encompass what really makes Lincoln County successul,” he said. No Gate Fee Williver is already brain- storming ways to entice more people to attend the air. He’s toyed with the idea o not charging a gate ee. “Why would we charge people to come to their own event?” he asked. Fair attractions such as the rodeo, carnival and music acts would likely cost to attend, he added. Williver thinks the air should expand to include fshing, arts, perorming arts, music, tourism, recreation and other local activities. “We’re flled with local talent,” he said. “We need those people to come here and showcase what they have to oer.” OSU Extension Resources Sam Angima, OSU Exten- sion Regional Administrator or the north coast, said the Lincoln County Extension has many statewide and local resources to help the air suc- ceed. In addition to the 4-H program, OSU Extension has small arms, fshery, or- estry and master gardener and composting programs. Lottery Supports Fair I the county did not have a air it would lose just under $50,000 a year in lottery unds rom the Or- egon Fair Association. The air board has paid Town and Country Fair Associa- tion about $22,500 a year to manage the air event. The rest goes toward upkeep and maintenance o the air- ground and acilities. 4-H is not asking or any more unding to manage the air above what comes rom the air association. The commissioners agreed with Williver that the airgrounds needs to hold multiple events throughout the year. In its letter o resigna- tion, the Town and Coun- try Fair Association cited a lack o progress by the county in implementing a blue ribbon committee’s recommendation o a air- grounds manager, rede- veloping the property and creating a business plan or the grounds. The 4-H program won’t be starting rom scratch in taking over the air. The Town and Country Fair Association had contracts in place or a carnival, rodeo and entertainment or the 2015 air. 4-H to Take Over Lincoln County Fair PHOTO COURTESY OF LINCOLN COUNTY 4-H Lincoln County 4-H Youth Development members participate in a horse show at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. 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