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For YOUTH By YOUTH  Coalition Meeting

The For Youth By Youth (FYBY) Coalition is an opportunity for youth in Coos County to have their voice heard, empower their ideas, and make change for the better. Young adults ages 14 to 25 years old are invited to come to our coalition meetings the 2nd Monday of every Month at 6:00 pm at the Coos Drop located in North Bend.There is FREE food and fun! The Coos Drop, 1960 Sherman Ave, North Bend

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.

Veterans Outreach Day at the Langlois Public Library Wednesday, June 20th from 11am to 4pm. The outreach will continue on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come and let us help you file your service connection claims, obtain military documents, medical enrollment, housing assistance and additional services.  We thank each and every veteran for their service to this country!

Langlois Public Library presents, a Night at the Library, a movie night on June 8th at 6pm. Come join us as we watch Black Panther and snack on some popcorn. Chadwick Boseman, Micheal B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letita Wright star in this Sci-Fi Action Adventure. Black Panther follows T’Challa, the King of Wakanda; a technologically advance African nation that has keep itself isolated. T’Challa’s right to the throne is challenged by an outsider who may pull Wakanda into a world war. This movie is Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequence of action, violence, and a brief rude gesture.

Author Alisa Green is coming to the Langlois Public Library on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 2:00pm, to speak about her new book “The ABCs of Assisted Living, A practical guide to choosing your home with care”. This event is for those considering Assisted Living for themselves or their loved ones. Alisa will share why she has written this helpful guide, and she’ll be answering your questions. Books will also be available for purchase for $12.50.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alisa Green has been a surgical nurse for over 25 years. During that time, she has also been an educator, as well as an advocate for patients, residents, and her own parents during their search for an assisted living home. “The ABC’s of Assisted Living” was written to share valuable and insightful information to searching for an assisted living home for themselves or their loved ones. Ms. Green resides on the Southern Oregon Coast. For more information, please visit or visit

As school winds down the Langlois Public Library is gearing up for our annual Summer Reading program.  Get ready to celebrate summer reading with the Libraries Rock! theme. We have a variety of programs planned for this summer, running from June to August. We will also have active Maker Spaces every weekend from June to August, starting with the Inventors’ Box. Open to ages 3 to 15; we welcome children of all abilities.  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541.348.2066.

For more information contact the Langlois Public Library at 541.348.2066.

Hiking Group Heads to Eel Lake

The South Coast Striders hiking group will visit Eel Lake in William Tugman State Park north of Lakeside this Saturday, June 16. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the day-use area parking lot. There will be a short and long hike on an easy, well-engineered trail around part of the beautiful lake. Explore the many inlets and maybe catch a glimpse of osprey, eagle and deer as you walk through a forest of spruce, cedar, fir, and alder.

Eel Lake is also a very nice flatwater paddle and has a swimming area. If you’re a paddler, you might consider coming early (7:30 a.m.) to paddle on the lake before the wind picks up. If you time it right you could get in a nice paddle and then go on the hike at 10 a.m. See for details.

Summer Adventures at the Coos Bay Public Library

Save room in your summer calendar for Summer Adventures at CBPL. Every week through the end of summer, we have exciting events and activities for kids and families. We will kick off with International Reptile Rescue on June 21st and wrap it up with Border Collies on August 18th.

Thursday, June 21 at 2:00pm - International Reptile Rescue

Saturday, June 30 at 3:00pm - Traveling Lantern Theatre presents: The Life of Mozart

Thursday, July 5 at 11:00am - Violin Jenn

Thursday, July 12 at 11:00am - Big Rig Show & Tell

Saturday, July 21 at 3:00pm - Micah & Me Rocks

Thursday, July 26 at 11:00am - Oregon Rocks: Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Tuesday, July 31 (times vary) - Harry Potter Escape Room (registration required)

Thursday, August 2 at 1:00pm and 2:30pm - South Slough Birdhouse Workshop (registration required)

Thursday, August 9 at 2:00pm (kids) and 6:00pm (adults) - Cookies & Canvas: Painting with Miss Julie (registration required)

Saturday, August 18 at 12:00pm - Border Collie International

For a full calendar of events, stop by the library or visit us online at And don’t forget to pick up your reading and activity booklet to earn prizes all summer! Booklets available after June 13th. For more information, call 541-269-1101.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library

Redfish Rocks on the Dock

Saturday, June 16 at 11am-3pm, at the Redfish Rocks Community Team, 520 Jefferson Street, Port Orford.

Port Orford, OR - Enjoy a day on the unique Port Orford dock and have fun celebrating this special place! Explore, investigate, and discover more about the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve, ocean-based research, local seafood, a seaweed farm, our commercial fishing fleet, marine debris, tide pools, ocean acidification, and more. Learn how you can get involved with caring for the natural resources we all depend on through stewardship and citizen science programs. South Coast Tours will be offering free kayak tours, RSVP to reserve your spot by calling Dave Lacey at 541-373-0487 or e-mail to Free hot dogs and live music by the Port Orford Heads from 11am – 1 pm! Bring your family and friends. The Redfish Rocks Community Team is excited to be working with partners to bring our south coast communities an interactive event for everyone. Check our website for more information and details.

FILM NOIR Series: The Naked City

The FILM NOIR series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Sunday, June 17th at 4:00. Jules Dassin’s award-winning NYC noir The Naked City (1948).

New York City detectives Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Jimmy Halloran (Don Taylor) are assigned to investigate the mysterious murder of Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim’s past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors. Following the leads, they come upon a jewel theft ring that has been plaguing New York society. Muldoon and Halloran finally untangle the skein of thieves and discover the murderer to be one of the slain woman’s cohorts in the jewel gang, leading to a climactic manhunt. “There are eight million stories in the naked city,” goes the famous closing narration, “This has been one of them.”

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 for further information about this program.

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 9:15-9:45 A.M., Presentation 9:45-11:30 A.M.

Friday June 15, 2018 “Cloud Storage” presented by Guest speaker Tim Edingfield. What is it? What is the benefit? How do I get it and how do I use it? Think of it, a relatively safe “How Safe?” Who can put files/items/stuff there? How? Who can access the info? Lots of possibilities to protect and/or share items. Come Friday to get the scoop.

For more information email Check out our website

Get Prepared With SWOP

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon PM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Mile Post 251, Hwy 101, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420. Look for the clearing on the west side of the road.  Come rain or shine.

The main topic is “Prepping Skills and Drills”.  Bring your bugout bag and something to sit on.  Your knowledge, skills and equipment will be tested.  You will learn your strengths and weaknesses.  If you missed these sessions before, here’s another chance!  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

South Coast Head Start expands services in Coquille and Bandon

Coos County, OR- Oregon Coast Community Action’s South Coast Head Start has been awarded extended duration funding to expand Head Start service hours in Coquille and Bandon. This funding will extend the school day for 38 children and families at both the Coquille and Bandon Head Start locations.

“Longer hours will increase children’s learning and developmental outcomes along with supporting working families,” said Child and Family Service Director, Wendi Baird.

This extended duration grant also includes $11,000 for one-time purchases to ensure staff and children have a dynamic and developmentally appropriate place to teach and learn.

“We are excited to be able to offer extended day services in Bandon and Coquille. The earlier and better we prepare our children, the better they perform in school later in life,” said ORCCA’s Executive Director, Mike Lehman.

Head Start and Early Head Start provides a comprehensive child development program for low-income children from birth to age five. The program supports parents as the first and most important teacher of their children.

Information about South Coast Head Start can be found on our website at

New! Saturday Market in Brookings

A seasonal market featuring hand crafted items, produce, beer, live entertainment and food is now at the boardwalk at the Port of Brookings Harbor on Saturdays from 10am-4pm, starting June 2nd through October 13th (except during festivals).

For more info go online to or check search for 'Saturday Market at the Port of Brookings Harbor' on Facebook.

Gloria Dei Lutheran's 2018 Vacation Bible School

Rolling River Rampage: “Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God!” 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22, 2018.

Welcome children age 4 through 6th grade. Older youth and adults are welcome as helpers. The cost is $5/child, $10/family. Financial assistance available.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420. 541-267-2347

2018 North Bend July Jubilee Parade Accepting Entries

On behalf of the City of North Bend we invite you and your organization or business to join us for the 2018 July Jubilee Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, along with a variety of other events to mark the City’s 115th Birthday!

The Theme for this year is  ”SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE”.

The parade line-up will begin at approximately 11:30 PM, Judging will begin at 12:00 Noon and the parade will start promptly at 1:00 PM.

This year’s parade line-up is again being organized by North Bend Masonic Lodge and the Coordinator is Tom Shine and Bonnie Hayes. This will be the 7th year that the Masonic Lodge has helped coordinate the parade and we are all very excited to make this parade one of the best in the area!

If you have questions about the parade, or need additional information, Call Tom Shine, 541-297-0086, or the North Bend Visitor Center, 541-756-4613, and ask for Bonnie or Martha.

For a  2018 Parade Registration Form, information sheet, and a Map of the Parade Route go to or pick up a form at the North Bend Visitor Information Center @1380 Sherman Ave.

Hope to see you there!

Transportation Help Available For Some Veterans - Bus Passes And Taxi Vouchers Available

NORTH BEND, OR, April 16, 2018 - Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach (SOVO) has free CCAT bus passes and taxi vouchers for qualified veterans who need help with essential transportation such as to doctor and medical appointments.

To qualify, the veteran much be 60 years of age or older. Those under 60 years of age must document a qualifying disability preventing driving or walking distances.

Veterans who are interested in transportation help should contact SOVO at 541-756-8718 or stop by the office, Suite 212, upstairs on the mezzanine at Pony Village Mall.

SOVO operates on volunteer power and community donations.  In 2017, the organization logged in 4,881 volunteer hours, served 3,091 veterans and resolved 2,570 issues brought to them by veterans. The same year, the organization obtained $1,946,000 in annual recurring payments to veterans from the Veterans Administration and $178,000 in retroactive payments to veterans, dependents, and survivors.

Coquille Food Bank Info

The Coquille Food Bank is located at Holy Name Catholic Church and is open Mondays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm. If you are living in the Coquille area (zip code 97423) and require emergency food please drop in and we will provide 3 meals for 3 days to help you through the month. Any questions please call 541-396-1603.

See the New Exhibit Summer Afternoons at the Marshfield Sun Printing Museum

Why do we call capital letters “upper case” and the other letters “lower case”?  Why do we call news media “the press”?

Find the answer to these and much more any Tuesday through Saturday summer afternoon when you visit The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. New this year is timeline information about all the past newspapers in the Coos Bay Area.

The Sun’s original—and now historic—printing presses and other fascinating equipment can be viewed up close as skilled volunteers interpret and demonstrate how they work. Printing Museum volunteers also answer questions about the Museum’s exhibits on printing and office technology.

Combine a visit to the Marshfield Sun with a visit to the nearby Coos History Museum for a jam-packed afternoon of interesting local history.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum is a unique printing museum located in that building at the north end of Front Street on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. The unusually shaped building was built as the home for the Marshfield Sun newspaper and print shop in 1911. The Marshfield Sun was a working newspaper office and print shop from 1891 to 1944—and is today essentially as it was left in 1944, with additional exhibits upstairs and on the walls.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum’s regular summer hours begin the day after Memorial Day and go through Labor Day: 1pm – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Call 541-267-4027 for more information.

Free Summer Sundays At The Bandon History Museum

Visit the museum for free on summer Sundays, starting May 27-Sept 3, courtesy of Best Western Inn at Face Rock and First Interstate Bank. Bring the family and have the kids take the History Detective’s Challenge.

Bandon History Museum is located at 270 Fillmore Ave SE, Bandon. 541-347-2164.

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.

Volunteers Sought for Railroad Group

The Oregon Coast Historical Railway is looking for volunteers to help out at their popular museum and display area in Coos Bay. No prior railroad experience is needed, just a desire to greet the many enthusiastic visitors who visit this year round attraction. The group also has a number of restoration projects under way, with a particular need for volunteers with carpentry or woodworking skills.

Hours are flexible but one thing is constant – just about everyone loves a train, so this is a fun place to visit and spend some time. If you can help, call Dick Jamsgard at (541)297-6130.

Death Notices

Updated June 14, 2018

George F. Armstrong, 93, of North Bend, passed away on June 7, 2018 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Lee “Bud” L. Beebe, 90, of Coos Bay died June 10, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Elsie T. Bever, 84, of Coos Bay, who passed away June 6, 2018 in Coos Bay Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Kenneth R. Chester, 85, of Coos Bay died June 9, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Lena V. Cox, 88, of North Bend, passed away June 8, 2018 at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.

Robert Gerald Deaver, 85, of Greenacres, Coos Bay, passed away June 8, 2018 at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.

John Ernest Farmer, 76, of Coos Bay, passed away June 9, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Patricia L. Guptill, 81, of Coos Bay died June 3, 2018 in Coos Bay. At her request, no public services will be held. Cremation will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Ronald Gene Hansen Sr., 72, of Coos Bay, passed away June 10, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

C. LeRoy Nelson, 86, of Coos Bay, passed away June 12, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131

Archie Alan Train, 82, of Broadbent, passed away June 10, 2018 at Broadbent. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.


A chapel memorial service for Kenneth R. Chester 85, of Coos Bay who died June 9, 2018 in Coos Bay will be held Saturday, June 16, at 1:00 PM at Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

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