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Purebred Or Mixed...Would You Like To Earn A Blue Ribbon For Your Dog!

You might be interested in getting a ‘’Title “. This is new for dogs from the American Kennel Club. Its called “Canine Good Citizen” or CGC. It is open for all dogs whether pure bred or mixed. Cost of test is only $10. Once you pass ,you will get a CGC certificate ,a blue ribbon and a collar tag

Our Good Citizen test is very easy. It takes just a few minutes. While your dog is on a leash he has to sit, lie down and come when called. He also has to walk nicely on a leash and meet another dog . With the CGC tag on your collar, you will be very proud of your dog when going out and about!

The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing American Kennel Club program stresses responsible dog ownership, basic training and good manners. Besides that, Dogs love to please and be taught by their owners!

Most therapy dog groups require passing the CGC as a prerequisite to becoming a therapy dog. Some insurance companies recommend CGC. Owners of apartments sometimes require a CGC for resident dogs. Even RV parks for certain dogs.

Our therapy group, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs will be holding our next test is Saturday, February 24th from 11am-1pm at the Pony Village Accross from Harry Ritchie’s. The fee is $10. Please come and join us. or call Joanna at 541-267-6258 or go online to furryfriendstherapydogs.org. We look forward to seeing you and your dog there! Even if you do not have a dog and would like to see the test, you are welcome.


Disaster Survival Planning Workshop in Gold Beach

The Curry County Community Emergency Management Team (C.E.R.T.)  will be holding a meeting at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Emergency Management Office, 94235 Moore Street, Gold Beach, OR. The office is in the northeast end of the courthouse building, bottom floor, next to the jail.

The main topic is "DISASTER SURVIVAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES".  Bring your plan to the workshop.  If you do not have a plan to bring that is OK, you will have one to take home when you leave.  Bring paper and pencil.  Attend this workshop to help your family, whether large or small, survive a disaster.  There will be a question and answer period.

This is a free public meeting. It is important for individuals to understand they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.   For more information, contact Jeremy Dumire, Curry County Emergency Services (541) 247-3208.


Watch Classic Cult Comedies at the Coos Bay Library

Coos Bay Public Library fends off the mid-winter blahs with a weekly series of Classic Cult Comedies on Tuesdays through March 6 at 7pm, in the library’s Myrtlewood Room.

Each week, a modern cult film will be screened. Cult films are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous, weird, and unique characters or plots. Often having a limited appeal, the films draw a dedicated fanbase and subculture who engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. They are often considered controversial because they step outside standard narrative and technical conventions. The films in this series are aimed at a mature audience and may contain language or situations offensive to some. Viewer discretion is advised.

 The lineup includes: WITHNAIL AND I (1987) on February 27th; and THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) on March 6th.

This free program, sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library is open to the public. For more information call 541.269.1101 or visit www.coosbaylibrary.org. The library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue.


Zonta Club Of The Coos Bay Area Is Offering 9 Scholarships

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is offering: 9 scholarships and one Young Women in Public Affairs cash award totaling $14,500 in 2018. Application, scholarship descriptions and criteria is available on the club’s website www.zontacoosbay.org. Application deadlines are March 1, 2018 for the YWPA cash award and April 1, 2018 for all other scholarships.

Scholarships are eligible to cover tuition, and new this year scholarship funds are also eligible to cover fees, books, supplies, and if applicable dormitory housing charged to a recipient’s account at any accredited college, university, certificate programs or trade school within the United States.

For more information about the scholarships or Zonta membership contact Sharon Lovie, Zonta representative at 541-290-1375 Zonta International is a global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


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.


GMO’s Revealed: Community Film Series Begins February 8th

Coos Head Food Co-op and Shark Bites Theater presents GMO’s Revealed: Community Film Series to begin on Thursday, February 8th with doors opening at 5:30 pm and viewing beginning at 6pm.

This 9-Part film series is a comprehensive take on the world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) by involving global leaders in the fields of medicine, law, agriculture, and politics to share their unique expertise as they describe the complex relationship between bacteria, soil, and your body in this documentary series.

Coos Head Food Co-op Member Christy Vollstedt is excited to lead this documentary series that is open to the community as an opportunity for education in topics related to health and environment. Attendance is not required for all parts and each episode has its own industry themes listed by the professionals below.

Viewings will take place on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of the months of February, March, and April.  There is no cost to attend viewings and the Shark Bites Cafe menu will be available to order from. Meet us at Shark Bites Theater at 240 S. Broadway in downtown Coos Bay.

2/22: Episode #3 with  Jeffery Smith, David Wolfe, Naveen Jain

3/8: Episode #4 with Dr. Toni Bark, Mark Kastel, David Wolfe Farm Tour

3/15: Episode #5 with Sayer Ji and Mike Adams

3/22: Episode #6 with Dr. Ed Group, Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton, Tami Canal

4/12: Episode #7 with Robert Salk and Greg Horn

4/19: Episode #8 with Gerry Curatola and Stephanie Seneff

4/26: Episode #9 with Zen Honeycutt, Pedram Shojal, Zach Bush


Langlois Public Library Events

Langlois Public Library is excited to announce our Annual Book Sale.  February 24th from 9am to 4pm at the Langlois Lion’s Club Hall (Floras Lake Loop). Come browse through our wide selections of gently used books as you nibble on homemade goodies. And remember, it’s not too late to donate your items!

Play and Learn Story Time at the Langlois Public Library selected Fridays 11am to 12:30pm. 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 February 16th, and 23rd, and March 2nd. For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541-348-2066.

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.

The Langlois Public Library wants to remind everyone that our new operating hours are Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 5pm. Please call us with any inquiries at 541-348-2066.


Seuss Night At The Coos Bay Public Library

Save the date for the Coos Bay Public Library’s annual Seuss Night! This event for kids and families is absolutely free. The fun includes favorite Seuss stories, cupcakes, and a free book for each child who attends. Seuss Night is Thursday, March 1st at 6:00pm. For more information, call the library at 541-269-1101 or go to coosbaylibrary.org

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” --Dr. Seuss

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library.


Volunteers Wanted for Spring Field Trips

Help students get acquainted with the South Slough Estuary!

Spring Field Trip season:  March 20 through June 15th

• Most school groups are 3rd–5th grade but a couple middle school groups

• Typical schedule is 8:45 am until noon or 1 pm; help 1-2 days a week-Tuesday through Friday

• Roughly 80% of the spring bookings are for the Tide Flats Program at the Charleston Marina/Portside Restaurant area.  And roughly 20% are Watershed Hikes at the Interpretive Center.

Volunteer training this spring will focus on the Tide Flats Program with the option to pick from the following areas:

A) Wrack Line Inhabitants – learn about all the amazing assortment of creatures that call the intertidal zone home.  Special emphasis is placed on adaptations and challenges

B) Eel Grass and Dock Study – learn about the colorful fouling community organisms that live on the docks in the Charleston Marina, as well as, eel grass and the huge variety of organisms it supports.

C) Mudflats Study – take a closer look at the organisms that call the mud flats home and their special adaptations to live and avoid predators in this mucky home.

Please go to our website to apply: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Pages/VolunteerApp.aspx

For more information about this event, please call Deborah Rudd at 541-888-5558 x158 or deborah.rudd@state.or.us


Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces

Traveling Exhibition features the contributions of Native Americans

Native Americans have served in every major U.S. military encounter from the Revolutionary Was to today’s conflicts in the Middle East in higher numbers per capita than any other ethnic group. Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces reveals the remarkable history of Native American veterans through art, photography, and essay.  The 16-panel exhibition documents 250 years of Native peoples’ contributions in U.S. military history and remains on view from March 2, 2018 through April 29, 2018, at the Coos History Museum, 1210 North Front Street, in Coos Bay.

Patriot Nations:  Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces at the Coos History Museum was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.  The exhibit will begin with an opening ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 4:00pm.  The opening ceremony is open to the public and will include an invocation and the Presentation of Colors by the Coquille Indian Tribe and The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.  Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run March 2, 2018 through April 29, 2018, at the Coos History Museum.

“Tens of thousands of Native Americans joined the U.S. armed forces during World Wars I and II,” said Herman J. Viola, curator emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and curator of “Patriot Nations.” “Forty-four thousand Native Americans served in World War II; the entire population of Native Americans was less than 350,000 at the time. They are Purple Heart recipients and Bronze Star medal honorees. Many have been recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award.”

Patriot Nations also calls attention to the creation of the National Native American

Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the museum on the National Mall. Congress has charged the museum with building the memorial to give “all Americans the opportunity to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans in the Armed Forces of the United States.” Working together with the National Congress of American Indian, Native American veterans, tribal leaders,

historians and cultural experts, the museum will complete the memorial by Veteran’s Day 2020. For more information about the memorial, visit the website at: AmericanIndian.si.edu/NNAVM.

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

About the National Museum of the American Indian:

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere — past, present and future — through partnership with Native people and others. Follow the museum via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about the museum’s mission, visit AmericanIndian.si.edu.


2018 Biennial Student Art Exhibit and Vision 2018 High School Art Competition

Opening Reception -Friday March 2, 2018 from 3 -5pm

Exhibition March 2 through April 14, 2018

Coos Art Museum invites you to attend the opening reception for its 2018 Biennial Student Art Exhibit and Vision 2018 High School Art Competition, Friday March 2 from 3 to 5 pm. After 5, Museum doors will remain open until 7:30 pm to accommodate the March Wine Walk and all visitors are welcome to view the galleries. The exhibition will run from March 2 through April 14.

This every other year Student Art Exhibit features artworks created by students, preschool through 12, from Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas counties. The exhibition is being held in the Maggie Karl and Perkins Galleries on the first floor of the Museum. Like the reception, the exhibition, is open to the public and is free of charge.

The last Biennial Student Art Exhibit was an extraordinary experience with 1,082 works on display representing 21 regional schools. Both the numbers and the quality of works were impressive. This exhibition is sponsored in part by grants from Trust Management Services and The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation. Come and be prepared to be amazed by the works produced by our young local artists.

Also from March 2 through April 14 the Museum will be exhibiting VISION 2018, its annual high school art competition underwritten by Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Coastal high schools as well as high schools in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties have submitted entries. Best of Show, 1st and 2nd place winners will receive both cash purchase awards and a two year tuition waiver to attend Southwestern Oregon Community College. First through forth places, for each grade level will receive cash awards. The exhibition on the upper floor of the Museum, is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information on VISION 2018 or on Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation, log onto www.socc.edu/foundation, email: foudation@socc.edu.

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday.  Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.


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.

Death Notices

Updated February 22, 2018

Betty M. Abell, 93, of Coos Bay died February 13, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Joan J. Anderson, 82, of Lakeside, passed away February 14, 2018 in Reedsport. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541 267-4216.

Maria E. Cheney, 73, of Lakeside died February 18, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Joseph Grondorf, 51, of Coos Bay, passed away February 19, 2018, in Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary,541 267-4216.

Lionel Harrison, 88, of Reedsport, passed away February 12, 2018 in Reedsport. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541 267-4216.

Jim L. O’Neill, 73, of Coos Bay died February 13, 2018 in Coos Bay. At his request, no public services will be held. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Mary Ellen Reilly, 79, of North Bend, passed away February 16,2018  in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel,541-267-3131.

James E. Starkey, 91, of Coos Bay died February 16, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Charity Tomlinson, 40, of Coos Bay, passed away February 15, 2018, in Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541 267-4216.

John R. Whitey, 81, of Coos Bay died February 11, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Doyle Roy Williams Sr., 83, of Coos Bay, passed away February 19, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

SERVICES

A memorial service will be held for Dean Canfield, 56, of Coos Bay, on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 p.m. at The Refuge Church of God, 625 W. Commercial Street in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

A memorial service for Maria E. Cheney 73, of Lakeside who died February 18, in Coos Bay will be held Saturday, February 24, at 6:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church 2741 Sherman Ave. North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 658 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131. Condolences may be made at www.coosbayareafunerals.com

A memorial service for Marcy K. Huntley, 57, of North Bend who died February 12, in Coos Bay will be held Saturday, February 24, at 11:00 AM at Hauser Community Church 69411 Wildwood Rd. North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

A celebration of life service and reception will be held for Charlotte Ann Slayton, 74, of North Bend, on Tuesday, March 6th from 1-3pm at the Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Avenue in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.


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