Caldwell's welcomes Deu PreeLaDean Deu PreeRenee Caldwell, owner of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria and Caldwell's Funeral & Cremation Arrangement Center in Seaside, announced the addition of LaDean Deu Pree to her staff.

Deu Pree earned a degree in criminal justice from Red Rocks Community College in Denver. She moved to Astoria in 1993 with her husband Rob. They have two children and four grandchildren.

She has been involved in the March of Dimes and served on the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation and the McKenzie-Willamette Hospital Foundation. She works with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and will continue as Parish secretary at Peace Lutheran Church in Astoria, where she has worked for six years.

Her position with Caldwell's includes general clerical and receptionist duties as well as assisting individuals who desire to pre-plan funeral and cremation arrangements, obtaining cemetery property in local cemeteries and assisting families with the design and purchase of granite memorial products.

Deu Pree is based at Caldwell's Astoria location, but can meet families in the Seaside location or in the private homes of the families that she serves.

Edmondson joins SDDA as assistantMichelle EdmondsonSEASIDE - Michelle Edmondson is the Seaside Downtown Development Association's new administrative assistant.

Edmondson will work about 20 hours a week through Sept. 15 and assist Executive Director Bree Phillips with general office operations and special events. Phillips will be gone for about a month in June on maternity leave.

"I'm excited to have Michelle on board," Phillips said. "She'll have two months to get acclimated before I leave, and she's a fast learner."

Edmondson has prior experience with event planning and has worked for the cities of Oregon City and Albany. She recently moved to Clatsop County from Brookings.

The SDDA sponsors and assists with several summer events including the inaugural Muscle Beach Cruz (June 11-12), Seaside Beach Run (July 18), Hot Rod Classic Charity Golf Tournament (Sept. 9) and Hot Rod Happenin' (Sept. 10-12).

For more information about these events, call SDDA at 717-1914 or go to (

Experienced banker joins Wauna FederalTerry Nickerson has joined Wauna Federal Credit Union as vice president of Information Services (IS). Nickerson is a Senior Big 5 consultant with more than 25 years of experience in banking, manufacturing, engineering and Information Technology projects. His leadership and project skills include managing projects for ERP systems, large medical and marketing databases, banking projects, HRIS, CRM, POS systems and complex business applications. He is versatile, with expertise in numerous industries including financial and banking.

Nickerson has developed, engineered and managed six major data/call centers from concept to completion. His last center was an Internet provider capable of supporting 80,000 servers, an international network, and exceeded three million hits per shift.

Nickerson rose through corporate ranks in engineering by developing complex products and procedures. Some major accomplishments were the design of two major computer systems and a high-level cyber security system. He has also designed Logic analyzers, security systems and Graphical Avionics systems.

He is pleased to able to put his skills to work at an organization that is located in and serves the smaller rural community.

Ocean View Resort honored with Director's AwardThe Best Western Ocean View Resort in Seaside has received the Best Western Director's Award for outstanding quality standards. The Director's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a maintenance, cleanliness and service score of 950 or more points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western's requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the distinction.

"The Director's Award is an important symbol of success," says Terry Bichsel, owner of the resort. "This award confirms the Ocean View Resort's commitment to providing high quality accommodations and food and beverage service for our guests. Our housekeeping, maintenance and overall service departments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence. I am very proud of our management staff and all of our employees."

Located at 414 North Prom in Seaside, the Best Western Ocean View Resort features 107 recently renovated and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, as well as an indoor pool and spa, over 6,500 square feet of meeting and function space and the popular Salvatore's Cafe and Sal's Pub. In addition, the resort is the first all non-smoking resort on the Oregon coast.

New deli opens at No. 10 Sixth St.Jim and Lori Morinville have recently opened LJ's Country Deli, Inc., at 10 Sixth St.. It's a made-to-order deli, featuring soups, sandwiches and low-carb wraps. Snacks and sweets include bagels, muffins, candy, chips, cookies and freshly baked desserts. A full salad bar will also be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Beverage options include sodas, juices and teas. The deli will soon begin serving ice cream.

LJ's Country Deli is newly remodeled with indoor and outdoor seating. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and will be open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays during the summer.

William Nerenberg promoted at IntelSophia Lee Fang Chew, vice-president, Sales and Marketing Group, for Intel Corp. has announced the promotion of William J. Nerenberg to the position of Worldwide Sales Manager.

He was previously the U.S. sales manager for the company. Nerenberg received a B.S. from Bringham Young University and a MBA from the University of Oregon.

In making the announcement for Intel, Chew stated, "Billy brings extensive sales experience to this new assignment and will drive the effort to reach 55,000 customers in 70 countries through a skilled sales team of 120 reps. He will be responsible for establishing a worldwide sales operations model including global standards for agency selection, rep. hiring, training, data systems support and success metrics."

He is a 1988 graduate of Astoria High School. He resides in Riverton, Utah, with his wife, Rhonda, and five children. He is the son of Bill and Jan Nerenberg of Astoria and grandson of Joe and Mary Nerenberg of Astoria.

Used clothing store emerges in IlwacoILWACO, Wash. - The Curves building has become home for a new consignment store which features used clothing.

Jan Montchalin's business, Stylin' carries clothing in all sizes. The shop also consigns small pieces of furniture, collectibles, art and gifts.

Stylin' is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 124 Spruce St., in Ilwaco.

Fashion shows at Rebecca's Canoe Room will feature clothes from Stylin' on the first Thursday of each month.

Lum's welcomes public to unveilingThree new Chryslers will be unveiled at Lum's Auto Center in Astoria from 6 to 10 p.m. April 22 as Lum's participates in Chrysler's Premier Party event.

The nationwide event will feature the all-new Chrysler 300, the new redesigned Town and Country with Stow 'n Go and the new 220 horsepower PT Cruiser Convertible.

"We're celebrating our 20-year relationship with Chrysler Motors that evening," said Julie Lum. "We're inviting the North Coast to come in and be among the first to experience these fabulous new vehicles while enjoying an evening of free music, food and beverages."

Invitations have been mailed to area customers from Chrysler headquarters and the dealership to promote the event, "But we're opening our doors to everyone who wants to attend and see some of the latest and best in automotive design, comfort and technology," Lum added.

Lum's, a family-owned automotive business serving North Coast residents from more than 34 years, is located at 1625 Exchange St. in Astoria. For more information, call 325-3421.

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