Press Releases, Public Service Annoucements and Death Notices
 South Coast Shopper Home

More Community News & Events

Share your event, fundraiser, meeting, or activity in the South Coast Shopper!

Email your information about the event or meeting to shopper@scod.com
Certain restrictions may apply.

South Coast Wood at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay – From December 15, 2017 to February 17, 2018 Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting a selection of wood art by local artist/craftsmen. The South Oregon Coast is known for its wood and woodworkers. This exhibition highlights some of this local talent featuring many pieces of fine furniture, woodturning, and decorative wood art.

The exhibition will be held on the second floor

A free public opening reception will take place from 5pm until 7pm on December 15 and all are invited to attend and meet the artists.


Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) Meeting

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, December, 16, 2017 at COOS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION, 63612 FIFTH ROAD, COOS BAY, OR 97420.

The main topic is “Avoiding Disaster”.  This will be a discussion about how to avoid disasters and how to minimize the impact of disasters when you can’t avoid them.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas.  It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.   Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.


The Film Noir Series At Coos Bay Public Library

The FILM NOIR series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Sunday, December 17th at 4:00.  Otto Preminger’s 1952 thriller Angel Face is this month’s feature.

Angel Face is a film noir that started as an under-appreciated melodrama but later gained an almost cult-like status. Directed by Otto Preminger for RKO a year after he made the noir melodrama The Thirteenth Letter, Angel Face features a stunning portrayal by Jean Simmons and an understated and enjoyable performance by Robert Mitchum.  Beautiful Diane Tremayne (Simmons) is a sophisticated, wealthy young woman capable of manipulating anyone who crosses her path. She also has a dark side she manages to conceal behind her appearance and her good manners. Soon after the untimely death of her stepmother (Barbara O’Neil), Diane pursues handsome Frank Jessup (Mitchum). Before long, she starts to win him over -- but Frank quickly suspects that the manic Diane had more to do with her stepmother’s death than she lets on.  When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he’ll never get out.

The Film Noir series is held on the third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome at this free program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library.  The Library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue.  Please call 269-1101 or visit coosbaylibrary.org for further information about this program.


The CV Seed Community Invites You To An Evening Of Great Food, Live Music & Garden Conversation

December 14, 2017 Meeting  6 PM to 8 PM.  The CV Seed Community invites you to an evening of Great Food, Live Music & Garden Conversation at our annual Holiday Pot Luck.  Our program begins with The Daytimers’ lively music setting the stage for a festive evening.  As the year ends, we gather to share our garden’s harvest & stories of this year’s challenges, successes & surprises.  Please bring your favorite holiday dish to share & please bring your own dishes/utensils.

Public welcome.  Monthly meetings every 2nd  Thursday, 6 to 8 PM at the Coos County Annex (Owen Building)  201 N Adams, Coquille.  541-572-3317 facebook.com/CoquilleValleySeedCommunity

Langlois Public Library Events

A representative from South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC)/WORKSOURCE Oregon will be available the third Tuesday of every month at the Langlois Library.  Job Seekers and business representatives are encouraged to stop by to discuss available services.  Classroom training and On-the-Job Training programs are available for eligible individuals.  SCBEC currently provides Certified Nurses Assistance training at the Coos Bay Corporate Headquarters.  Appointments may be made by calling Mo Aakre at 541 751-8506.

Play and Learn Story Time at the Langlois Public Library selected Fridays 11 am to 12:30 pm. The Langlois Public Library is partnering with Kaleidoscope Play & Learn to bring an interactive story time to you and your child (0-5 years).  We’ll be telling stories, doing crafts, playing games, and having fun learning. Come join us  December 15th.  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541 348 2066.

For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541-348-2066.


Volunteer to Help Families!

South Coast Family Harbor needs your help! We are in need of volunteers for our program. If you like to work with children we have a place for you.  We can also use help with answering phones, fund raising and washing donations and sorting them.  We also need Board Members.  If you can’t volunteer maybe you can help with a donation to the baby closet.  We are in need of diapers and pull ups size 4-6  and wipes. We take gently used items so if you are looking for a place to donate your items we would love to have them.  We take just about anything that a baby or child under 5 might use.  Thank you.

Call 541-982-3090 or visit the website at www.southcoastfamilyharbor.org.



South Coast Inventors Monthly Meeting

South Coast Inventors is a free to attend non-profit organization. Our monthly meeting is at 6:30pm on Thursday December 7th, at the Newmark Center, 1988 Newmark Ave, Room 207. For more information visit our site southcoastinventors.org or call 541-366-1677.

 Rick Stillwagon, President of Stillwagon Distillery’s will be our next speaker. He will discuss about the company history, the current liquor/spirits market and advice for startup business.

 Our group helps turn your idea into products, improve existing ones or help you to start a new business. Learn to navigate the complicated path of product development, patent search & application plus prototype construction. Everyone uses their expertise to solve problems. This help is ongoing and can continue in future meetings. All meetings attendees must sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your ideas.


Bay Area Seniors Computer Club

Regular Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and held at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay. Refreshments Visiting & Help Stations 9:15-9:45A.M., Presentation 9:45-11A.M.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - “Q&A with Tim Edingfield”. Questions on Windows 10, the new fall update, new program features, computer buying, computer issues, and any audience questions will be addressed as time allows.

Come and be our guest. For more information email cbascc@gmail.com. Check out our website www.bascc.info. Membership is 50 years and over.



Zonta Club Celebrity of the Year

Nominations are open for the 2018 Zonta Celebrity to be honored at the upcoming 20th Annual Zonta Celebrity Dinner & Auction on February 24, 2018. The Celebrity Dinner is hosted by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. The Zonta Celebrity can be either female or male, is a resident of Coos County and is selected for their contributions to Coos County and beyond. Additional criteria includes:

Made significant and enduring contributions to their field, whether professional or volunteer;

Made improvements to the cultural, economic, political or social status of  the Coos County community or the state of Oregon;

Elevated  and improved the status of women and/or girls;

Helped open doors for women, girls and the general society;

Are inspirational role models.

Nomination form and list of previous Zonta Celebrities is available on the club website zontacoosbay.org. Submission deadline is December 20, 2017. The 2018 winner will be elected by club vote and presented with their award at the Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction, February 24, 2018.

The Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction is the club’s largest fundraiser complete with dinner, live and silent auction followed by dancing with DJ Daryl Elkin’s. This fundraiser supports local and international scholarships for women, grants to local non-profits, the Little Red School House School supply program as well as Zonta International service projects.

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is encouraging people to nominate a colleague, neighbor, friend or family member, or someone well known in one of the following categories: Community, Business, Health, Education, Arts, or Sports. For more information contact Genelle Hanken 541-297-4042.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Coos Bay Area Club was formed in 1953.



Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway

766 S. First St  (Across from McDonald’s on HWY 101 N)

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. Display includes steam and diesel engines, two vintage cabooses and other equipment that can be boarded. Ring the bells! The museum features photos, equipment and artifacts of railroading and logging industries, as well as a toy train layout for youngsters.

Coos Bay Area Habitat For Humanity Has Extended Its Critical Home Repair Program Qualifying Application Cycle!

This Qualifying Application cycle will now be open through December 22, 2017. Critical home repairs are defined as being detrimental to the health and/or safety of the homeowner.  Categories of repairs include, but are not limited to:  roof, windows, siding, entryways/porches, and ramps. Coos Bay Area Habitat staff and volunteers complete the repair work. Critical Home Repair Qualifying Applications are available at:  Coos Bay Area Habitat’s ReStore, 776 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay; on our website, www.coosbayhabitat.org; or by mail, call 541-756-9080.

Minimum program qualifications:

- Applicants must own the home.

-The home must be the primary residence of the homeowner for 2 or more years prior to application date.

-Applicants must be current on mortgage payments and property taxes.

- Household income must be 60% or less of Coos County Area Median Income (AMI).  Gross income for all adults (18+) residing in the home will be considered.

Homeowners repay a portion of the material costs of the repair project through an affordable, no-interest loan and partner with Coos Bay Area Habitat during the project by contributing “sweat equity.”  Some examples of sweat equity include construction, painting, office work, help with special events, and providing refreshments for volunteers.

Qualifying Applications will be processed as they are received. This revised application cycle closes at 5pm on December 22, 2017

Death Notices

Updated December 14, 2017

Lloyd E. Bechtel, 85, of Coos Bay, passed away December 10, 2017 at Coos Bay.  Services are pending under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Leila P. Brownson, 82, of North Bend died December 7, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Augusta E. Castleberry, 89, of Coos Bay, died December 9, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Donald D. Davidson, 91, of Reedsport, passed away on December 10, 2017 in Reedsport. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Elmer Lloyd Dennis, 80, of Coos Bay, passed away December 10, 2017 at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Ellen Vinnetta Isakson, 90, of Port Orford, died December 8, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Elizabeth Nowak, 68, of Coos Bay, passed away December 8, 2017, at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Gregory J. Preece, 64, of Lakeside, passed away December 10, 2017 at Lakeside.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Bobby L. Smith, 82, of Scottsburg, passed away December 9, 2017 at Scottsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Charles  M. Smith, 80, of Coos Bay, passed away December 11, 2017 at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Emma E. (Baller) Smith, 81, of North Bend, passed away on December 9, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Dorothy Bernice Tupman Turner, 99, of Port Orford, died December 11, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending with Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Carole Weisser, 73, of North Bend, passed away on December 7, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

SERVICES:

Leila P. Brownson, 82, of North Bend died December 7, 2017 in North Bend. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 16, at 11:30 AM at the North Bend Church of Christ 2761 Broadway. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. Condolences may be made at www.coosbayareafunerals.com.

 

http://www.coosbayareafunerals.com


Call the Shopper to place an obituary: 541-269-0310 or
email shopper@scod.com
Send Press Releases and PSA  information to shopper@scod.com
More Community News & Events
Shopper Home
© 2017 SouthCoastShopper.com. All Rights Reserved.     Est. 1982 -  Independently Owned & Operated