Manzanita - Kathi Howell, of Manzanita and Portland, and Anne Osborn, of Nehalem, have joined the board of directors on the Hoffman Center, in Manzanita. They were both elected unanimously at the board's Oct. 17 meeting.

Howell is a fabric artist with studios in Portland and Manzanita. A retired teacher and fifth-generation Oregonian, she owns and operates Fine Art Textiles.

Osborn, a career librarian, is the chairwoman of the Tillamook County Library Board and recording secretary for the Manzanita Friends of the Library. She was nominated by the latter group for membership on the Hoffman Center board.

Board president Stewart Martin said the center is being designed to serve as the art, culture and education hub of north Tillamook County.

Information about the center is available at (503) 368-3846, or