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    Spring Break Activities

    03/21/2019

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    Coquille:
    Milk-E-Way Feed Petting Zoo, on Sunday March 24 and Monday, March 35, 10am-4pm, at 54261 Fairview Rd, Coquille. Stop by to see all sorts of animals, get some cotton candy, take a photo in our photo area, and have lots of fun.
    Lower Umpqua Library - 395 Winchester Ave, Reedport. All programs start at 1:00pm:
    Tues, March 26: S.T.E.M. Jelly Bean Towers with a special class on "Flippin Stix"
    Wed, March 27: Movie Viewing about the Greatest Show on Earth, popcorn and soda provided.
    Thurs, March 28: Bingo & Root Beer Floats.
    Fri, March 29: Grass Pets.
    Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave:
    YouTube Art Camp For Kids, Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29, 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Myrtlewood Room. There are 11 seats remaining. Allowed Ages: 7 to 12
    At YouTube Art Camp, we will use YouTube tutorials to discover and develop your student's creative skills! Each day we will focus on a different medium or technique. Register for the whole week, or just one day-- whatever fits your schedule. Contact Bekah Westmark at rwestmark@coosbaylibrary.org, or 541-269-1101 ext236.
    Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon:
    Friday, March 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Middle School Late Night to kick-off Spring Break! Current members in 5th-7th grade are invited to make personal pizzas, compete in minute-to-win-it games and throw some dodgeballs in the gym. Sign-up by Thursday, May 21st COB at the main office. $5/member. For details call 541-267-3635'
    Whale Watching Season Returns

    03/21/2019

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    People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.
    Watch the horizon for nearly 20,000 gray whales as they travel north on their towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.
    The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during the two official watch weeks. The official Whale Watch Weeks typically take place between the Christmas Holiday and New Year's day and during the last week in March. For more than 30 years, trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast.
    Volunteers will be stationed at designated locations on March 23-March 31st, 2018 from 10AM to 1PM.
    Find Whale Watching Spoken Here® program volunteers at these locations: Sea Lion Caves Turnout. north of Florence; Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, Winchester Bay; Shore Acres State Park, Coos Bay; Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint, Bandon; Battle Rock Wayside, Port Orford; Cape Ferrelo, north of Brookings; Harris Beach State Park, Brookings.
    Learn more at whalespoken.wordpress.com.
    Growing Your Own Food in Florence

    03/21/2019

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    Saturday March 23, at 1pm-3pm at the Florence-Food Share, located at 2190 Spruce St, Florence.
    Garden Coordinator, Bart Mealer, will lead an interactive workshop focused on Growing Your Own Food. This event is free and open to the public.
    Growing Your Own Food will provide proven, practical advice for gardeners at all experience levels. This free class will demonstrate the wide variety of vegetables that can be grown in the coastal Siuslaw climate. Tours of the Florence Food Share Garden will be included. This production garden grows just under 10,000 pounds of fresh produce each year to supply the emergency food pantry.
    For more info, visit: https://www.rivercal.org/events/growing-your-own-food-learning-to-garden-in-florence
    NBPL forming an Unbook Club

    03/21/2019

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    The first meeting of North Bend Public Library's "UnBook Club" will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, and will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. This a new book club catering to people who don't wish to be assigned a book to read.
    The concept of an unbook club has been around for several years. Instead of meeting to discuss the same book, each member will instead offer a review of a book he or she has recently read. This allows readers to hear about several books they might be interested in reading. The unbook club also frees members from having to finish an assigned book by a deadline.
    Attendees of North Bend Public Library's UnBook Club will be emailed a list of the book titles that were discussed.
    Southwestern Expands Nursing Program

    03/21/2019

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is growing its capacity to train registered nurses in an effort to provide more workers for the region's hospitals and medical clinics.
    On average, the college graduates 27 registered nurses annually. The College will increase Nursing Program enrollment by eight students this spring term on its Coos Campus and by five students on its Curry Campus in fall 2019.
    "Nursing is a good career for those that have a passion for helping people. We have no shortage of qualified students applying to our Nursing Program, but there is a shortage of Registered Nurses and jobs remained unfilled in our region," said Susan Walker, SWOCC Director of Nursing. "This small gain in our program will help local people train for a nursing career, and assist the five regional hospitals and many medical clinics dealing with the nursing shortage."
    Demand for registered nurses is expected to grow statewide through 2027. Currently, the Oregon Employment Department lists nearly 40 jobs for registered nurses in Coos and Curry counties. The average hourly wage for registered nurses on the South Coast is $39.18 per hour.
    In addition to expanding enrollment, the college has added full-time nursing faculty, including Dr. Judy Dornbach, who will teach on the Curry Campus in Brookings, and Shirley Reynolds, who teaches on the Coos Bay Campus. Dr. Dornbach and Reynolds teach labs and clinical instruction for first-year nursing students. They lecture to both first-year and second-year students on both campuses using video technology connecting classrooms. Southwestern has trained nursing students using this model for 10 years, with the majority of its graduates staying on the southern Oregon coast to work in area hospitals and clinics.
    "I am very excited to be part of this growing program and for the opportunity help educate future nurses," said Dr. Dornbach, who has 30 years' experience in patient care, management and education.
    The college plans to continue to gradually expand the Nursing Program following completion of the new Umpqua Health & Science Building on the Coos Campus in the 2020-21 school year.
    Individuals interested in pursuing a degree in nursing are encouraged to make an appointment to talk to an advisor. The prerequisite courses required to apply to the Nursing Program are offered on both of the college's campus and many courses are also available online.
    Anyone interested in learning more about the Nursing Program can go to www.socc.edu/nursing. To make an appointment with an advisor in Brookings, call the Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. For advising in Coos Bay, call 541-888-7405.
    Unity By The Bay
    Rev. Karen L. Lowe, L.U.T., Spiritual Leader, Unity By The Bay
    03/21/2019

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    Unity By The Bay transforms lives through practical spirituality that honors the sacredness of all beliefs. Unity teachings are based on universal spiritual principles that run like a thread through the world's religions. As a result, Unity has always been a spiritual haven for the spiritual refugee. Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names of God, the many paths to God, and the many ways to worship God. In these challenging times, we celebrate and welcome our diversity, as well as all we hold in common. We commit ourselves to protecting those who are unfairly treated because of individual beliefs, gender, race, or orientation, and welcome them to join us. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime. Unity By The Bay Sunday service, 10am; 2100 Union St., NB.
    College Starts Major Construction Project - Development will impact traffic, pedestrians

    03/21/2019

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    The new Umpqua Health & Science Technology Building is now under construction on the SWOCC campus.

    COOS BAY, Ore. – Southwestern Oregon Community College's new Umpqua Health & Science Technology Building is a go!
    The college has signed a $21.6 million contract with Bogatay Construction Inc. of Klamath Falls for the new building on the Coos Campus to modernize and expand science laboratories, and nursing and allied health programs. Preliminary work is scheduled to begin March 18-22.
    A community groundbreaking is set for 2 p.m., Friday, April 12, at the student Recreation Center.
    "After 20 years of dreaming, this project is reality thanks to an incredible amount of hard work and support from our community," said Dr. Patty Scott, Southwestern president. "We're excited to invite the community to the groundbreaking to meet the Bogatay Construction crew and local subcontractors as we launch the college's largest construction project ever."
    Bogatay has been in operation for more than 35 years and completed numerous builds throughout Oregon and California. Currently, the company is developing a multi-family affordable housing in North Bend – the Deer Spring Terrace project for veterans of the armed forces. The firm also recently completed the Work Skills Technology Center and Founders Hall buildings at Klamath Community College.
    The economic benefits of the Health & Science Building project will extend throughout the region. Bogatay is sourcing supplies locally and using local subcontractors when possible, including: Dodge Survey and Planning; Reese Electric; Coastline West Insulation; Johnson Rock Products and Lighthouse Landscape. Overall, it is anticipated 98 percent of the project's contract value has been awarded to Oregon-based companies, with 80 percent located in Southern and Central Oregon, and from the I-5 corridor to the coast.
    Impacts to ADA, Pedestrian and Vehicle Access
    The Bogatay Construction crew has begun preparations for site work, and is installing fencing around the site.
    The fencing will block a section of Parking Lot #1 off Campus Way next to the site, in addition to removing ADA parking spots in front of the Recreation Center. ADA parking will be open in front of the Rec Center until Monday, March 25. The college will also begin work on designating ADA parking behind the Rec Center and Prosper Hall to be completed in April.
    The College urges campus visitors to drive slowly at all times near the construction site. Please be aware that our students, staff and visitors will be learning new circulation routes, and more foot traffic will be shifted onto College Way.
    The college will place signs on campus to guide students along alternative sidewalks and is installing new crosswalks near the Rec Center. Signs also will installed to direct the public to the new area for Rec Center ADA parking spaces once that project is completed.
    For more information, those interested can contact SWOCC's Communications Administrator Anne Matthews, at 541.888.7612 or email amatthews@socc.edu, or Foundation Director Elise Hamner at 541.888.7211 or ehamner@socc.edu.
    Logos Players Presents "Proof"

    03/21/2019

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    Logos Players presents Pulitzer-prize winning play "Proof", opening Friday, March 29 at 7 pm. The show will be held on the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church stage at 1290 Thompson Road in Coos Bay. The show will run two weekends on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. There is complimentary childcare available in the nursery during every performance compliments of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. All seats are $10; tickets are available online atlogosplayers.eventbrite.com or by calling 541-267-2347 between 9–2pm.
    On the surface, "Proof" is a play about a mathematical proof and the attempt to prove its author's identity. But the real story is the personal interaction of the four characters in the show; they are authentic and relatable. "Proof" deals with depression, grief, loss, love, and humor. The witty and sometimes sarcastic humor woven throughout this dramedy helps make the show compelling and engaging, while not distracting from the real emotions felt by the characters. "Proof" is a play that will make you think, and you will be discussing it with your friends for days afterwards.
    Since its inception in 2009, Logos Players has donated proceeds from its productions to local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from "Proof" will support South Coast Family Harbor. South Coast Family Harbor (SCFH) is a child abuse and neglect prevention program. They work with at-risk families to strengthen, support and educate them so that their families can stay intact and not enter foster care. SCFH has a 98.5% success rate of keeping families together. The organization depends on fundraising and grants to continue serving families.  All services are available at no cost to the families. The organization provides free weekly respite, parenting classes and home visiting. Currently, the greatest areas of need are in the food pantry and baby closet – specifically baby hygiene items (shampoo, bath soap, etc.). Funds raised from "Proof" will be used for these services; donations for the food pantry and baby closet will be gladly accepted at every showing of "Proof".
    AARP Driver Safety Classes

    03/21/2019

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    This course offers people an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up-to-date information about changes over time in ourselves, our vehicles, our roads, and our laws. The content of this course can help boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence.
    Completion of this one-day, six-hour driving refresher course can yield discounted auto insurance premiums for individuals 55 and older.
    The course fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for non-members, and is payable to AARP at the first class. Please bring your driver's license and AARP card if you are a member.
    Shorewood Retirement Community, 1451 Spruce Street & 15th, Florence - Thursday, March 21, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm.
    Friday April 12th, and the course will be held at Pacific View Sr. Living, 1000 6th Ave., West Bandon, Or 97411, Hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To register, please call Norma Clemons, 541-254-4100.
    Tuesday April 16th, and the course will be held at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420, in the Hales Center/Empire Hall, Lakeview Room G. Hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm. To register, please call Norma Clemons, 541-254-4100
    Tuesday April 18th, and the course will be held at Shorewood Retirement Apts., 1451 Spruce Street and 15th, Florence, Oregon. Hours are from 10:00am to 4:30pm. To register, please call Lane Community College, 541-997-8444.
    FREE "Beginning Gardening"

    03/21/2019

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    Please join us on Saturday, March 30th at 10 A.M. for a FREE "Beginning Gardening" class with Master Gardener Leslie Wirt. The class will be held at the Good Earth Community Garden located at 780 8th Court, SW, Bandon. If inclement weather, the class will be moved to the Bandon Community Youth Center located at 101 11th Street, SW in Bandon. For more information, please call 541-373-0910. We'll see you there!
    Register Youth For Science Camp

    03/21/2019

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    Registration Opens Wednesday, April 3
    We will use the Eventbrite website to collect registrations again this year. You will have the option to pay online, through the mail or in person. We imagine some of you are, or will be, making plans for the summer in the coming months. We wanted to share the dates we have set for our summer camp age groups, in case you want to include a fun science week for the children in your life!
    Zoea, for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the FALL of 2019 = June 25-28, 2019
    Megalops, for children entering 2nd or 3rd grade in the FALL of 2019 = July 9-12, 2019
    Magister, for high school students entering 9-12th grade in the FALL of 2019 = July 23-26, 2019
    Dungeness, for middle school students entering 6-8th grade in the FALL of 2019, August 6-9, 2019
    Instar, for kids entering 4th or 5th grade in the FALL of 2019, August 20-23, 2019
    Questions? Contact South Slough Education Coordinator Jaime Belanger, 541-888-5558, ext. 127,
    Jaime.C.Belanger@state.or.us
    Southwestern hosts Executech Technology Conference for Businesses and IT Professionals

    02/28/2019

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College and Exeutech are co-hosting a Technology Conference. Get answers to your essential Information Technology (IT) questions on topics like cloud storage, cybersecurity, and more!
    Exeutech Technology Conference, Friday - March 22, 2019, 8am–1pm at Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Empire Hall – Lakeview Rooms E, F, G.
    Cost is $25 per attendee. Seating is limited. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register at www.bit.ly/soccIT
    Participants select from two separate tracks that run concurrently:
    Business Professionals Track: Includes topics like "Business IT Basics"; "What is the Cloud, how can my business use it"; and "Technology planning for the future". This session is designed for business owners and managers to help you get up to speed on technology issues for businesses large and small.
    IT Professionals Track: Include topics like "Cloud & Azure"; "Endpoint & Network Security"; and "Cybersecurity: Managed Detection & Response". This session is designed for people already working as an IT professional. Take it to the next level!
    Thank you to participating sponsors and speakers: CampusGuard, Exeutech, Secuvant, Sophos, and Southwestern Oregon Community College.
    For more information contact Mike Green at Exeutech (mike@exeutech.com) or Piper Lisseveld, Computer Information Systems Instructor at Southwestern Oregon Community College (Piper.Lisseveld@socc.edu).
    US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a Boating Class for the Family

    02/28/2019

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    The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an 8 hour boating safety education course on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Charleston. The course covers the basics of boating safety, required equipment, rules of the road, and Oregon boating laws. Recommendations are also offered for safe boating in our local waters. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over ten horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. The Class is taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Oregon State Marine Board instructors. The cost of the course and materials is $15.
    Pre-registration is required. For this class only, one accompanying family member is free.
    To register for the class, please call (541) 267-6152.
    Drop-In Computer Labs

    02/21/2019

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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next labs will be on Friday, March 29 from 2pm-4pm; Monday, April 8 from 2pm-4pm and Friday, April 26 from 12pm-2pm in the Coos Bay Library's Cedar Room.
    Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, eBook questions, smartphones, and other mobile gadgets. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!
    Please call (541) 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are FREE of charge and registration is not required.
    Southwestern SBDC to Offer Marketing Workshop

    03/14/2019

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering a marketing workshop called Marketing Made Simple! on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:00am–2:00pm. The workshop will be held in Room 207 of the Newmark Center on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay campus. Cost for the event is $59.00 and seating is limited.
    Marketing Made Simple! will guide participants through the process of creating a marketing plan. "Most organizations – whether for-profit or not-for-profit – could benefit from either the creation or revision of a marketing plan. This course is designed to help organizations form a basic marketing plan in a structured, workshop environment," said Dr. John Bacon, Executive Director of the Southwestern SBDC. In four short hours, participants will gain a basic knowledge of strategic marketing and marketing plan creation.
    To register for this event go to www.bizcenter.org/centers/southwestern-sbdc/our-classes or on Facebook at @SouthwesternSBDC . Those interested may also contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-888-7182 or email sbdc@socc.edu for more information.
    Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Spelling Bee on April 12th

    03/14/2019

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    Teams of top-flight spellers are busy as bees signing up to compete in the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation's seventh annual Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser. The event will be held at Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central Avenue, Coos Bay, on Friday, April 12th starting at 7 p.m.
    The fee to register a team of two to three spellers is $75. Team registration forms can be found online at here, and at the Coos Bay Public Library. The team registration fee includes a limited edition t-shirt for each team member, a dessert buffet and a chance to earn bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The deadline for team registration is March 29th.
    Spectator tickets are on sale now at the Coos Bay Public Library, Art Connection, Black Market Gourmet or from Library Foundation members. Each $25 spectator ticket includes a scrumptious dessert buffet, coffee and no-host bar and plenty of merriment, according to Foundation President Curt Benward. "It's amazing to see these teams tackle words I've never even heard before—and spell them correctly. And it's really a lot of fun." Teams that miss a word can buy their way back into the competition one time for amounts that vary depending on the round. "Everybody deserves a second chance," explains event moderator, Bob More. "And, besides, we can help the library with the money."
    Friends, families and those who just want to see how they measure up are encouraged to join the fun by cheering on their favorite team, joining the 50/50 raffle or purchasing raffle tickets for various bee-themed gift baskets. In between rounds, audience challenges for prizes and prestige will add to the festivities. For more information call 541-269-1101.
    Fertilize Your Mind Garden Seminar

    03/07/2019

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    Fertilize Your Mind garden seminar set for Saturday, March 30 at new location
    Registration forms are now available for the 18th annual "Fertilize Your Mind" garden seminar set for Saturday, March 30, at The Mill Casino • Hotel.
    This year's keynote speaker will be Lori Weidenhammer, author of "Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees."
    Following the keynote presentation will be three class sessions, each with a selection of four informative classes to choose from, presented by experienced and practical speakers. Some of the topics include "Invasive Weeds," "Herb Themed Gardening," "Managing Weeds in Lawns and Gardens," "Organic Pesticides," "Growing Tomatoes on the Coast," "Garden Myths," and Succession Planting/Companion Planting/Interplanting" as well as five more to choose from. Local nurseries, landscape companies and other businesses will display goods and services in the lobby for perusal throughout the day, while the Master Gardeners will staff a Plant Clinic table to answer gardening questions during breaks and the lunch period. A selection of free gardening/seed catalogs will also be available.
    The registration fee of $40 includes the keynote address, three lecture sessions, and lunch will be included this year. To register, contact the Coos County Extension Office at 541-572-5263, stop by the OSU Extension office at 631 Alder St. in Myrtle Point, or register online here. The first 50 registrations received will be automatically entered to win a copy of "Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees" so get your registration in early!
    You may also register the morning of the event, beginning at 8:00 a.m., but class selections may be limited and lunch selection will be limited to first come first served.
    This seminar is sponsored by the Coos County Oregon State University Extension Service and the Coos County Master Gardener AssociationTM. Direct any questions to Master Gardener Coordinator Samantha Clayburn at 541-572-5263, ext. 25299 or Samantha.clayburn@oregonstate.edu
    Job Search Strategies

    03/07/2019

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    Coos Bay Public Library, in collaboration with Erlette Upshaw from Goodwill Job Connections, will be offering JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES for job seekers who need assistance seeking work. This workshop will be on Wednesday, April 3 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the library's Cedar Room.
    In this workshop, Erlette will cover four proven methods to help you obtain the job you are looking for: direct response, cold calling, networking, and stepping stone. Come to the library for fresh ideas on how to jumpstart your job search!
    This workshop is FREE, no registration is required. To get more information, call (541) 269-1101 x2.
    Death Notices & Services

    08/30/2018

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    Updated March 21, 2019
    Wanda Marie Anderson, 85, of North Bend, passed away March 16, 2019, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Robert C. Burgdorff, 91, of Coos Bay, passed away March 13, 2019, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Howard W. Costello, 95, of Coos Bay died March 17, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Frances Dibble, 93, of Coos Bay, passed away March 12, 2019, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Ronald H. Godley, 82, of Coos Bay, passed away on March 18, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Karl K. Kalista, 91, of North Bend, passed away on March 18, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Jean Collver Macy, 89, of Coos Bay, passed away March 18, 2019, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Joan L. Madison, 71, of Coos Bay, passed away March 16, 2019, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    William "Bill" W. West, 85, of Coos bay died March 11, 2019 in Coos Bay. At his request, no public service will be held. Private cremation will take place at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131
    James Allen White, 80, of North Bend, passed away on March 13, 2019 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service www.coosbayareafunerals.com
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary www.nelsonsbam.com
    Storytime with North Bend Police Chief K

    03/14/2019

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    Come to the North Bend Public Library for community helper storytime for children and families. Every Monday at 10:30am. Each 20-30 minute program will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays shared by North Bend Oregon Police Department Chief Kappelman. The North Bend Public Library is located at 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend. For more information call 541-756-0400.
    Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Launches Scholarship and Community Giving Program

    02/21/2019

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    The Port of Coos Bay is seeking to award two $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors who are pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university. The Port is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Oregon's South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow. Applicants must live or attend school within the Port district and have shown success in the pursuit of their goals.
    All eligible students are encouraged to apply, though special consideration will be given to those seeking educational advancement in trades or skills related to the maritime, rail, or trade and logistics industries. Selection criteria may include but are not limited to, academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and expectations for future success in the academic setting.
    The Port has also developed a new community giving and donation process. Requests for donations and event sponsorships will be received on a rolling basis, then reviewed and awarded quarterly. Preference will be giving to organizations with a mission or vision that aligns with the Port's strategic goals and guiding principles. Funding requests must impact organizations, projects, or events within the Port district.
    "A healthy economy requires investment in the next generation and community," says John Burns, Port CEO. "These programs allow us to support the economic future and vitality of the community we live and work in."
    For more information on these programs and how to apply, go to: www.portofcoosbay.com/community-giving
    Catholic Daughters Scholarship For Adult Women

    02/14/2019

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    The local chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Sea, Court #2405, will be offering two scholarships this year, one for $2,500.00 and one for $1,200.00. This scholarship is for a woman that is 25 years of age or older, who wishes to continue their education. Applicants must be a resident of the Oregon South Coast, from Florence to Brookings. There is no restriction of race or religion. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2019 and will be voted on by our scholarship committee and the winner will be notified and presented their award at the Annual Tea on May 11, 2019. Applications are available at the Coos Bay and North Bend Libraries, Southwestern College Library, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and St. Monica's Catholic Church. Return applications to: CDA Scholarship Committee. 68248 North Bay Rd, North Bend, OR 97459. For any additional questions, contact Susan Kulick at 541-297-0552.
    Become a CASA Volunteer

    02/07/2019

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    "There is a need to elevate the awareness in the community to the plight of abused or neglected children, to encourage more citizens of the county to volunteer as CASAs and to support, train and guide new CASAs as they enter the program. The goal is that every child that enters the juvenile dependency system as the result of abuse or neglect have a trained CASA to advocate for the child's best interest." - The Honorable Martin E Stone, Coos County Circuit Court Judge
    Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially trained community volunteers appointed by Coos County's court judges to speak for the best interests of children who are placed in foster care for reasons of abuse or neglect. "The CASA plays an integral part in assuring that children do not become lost in the judicial system," according to the Coos County's CASA organization. New CASAs are required to attend a 30-hour CASA Volunteer training and an additional 12 hours of training per year. New CASAs receive direct supervision and guidance from program staff and peer coordinators once they have graduated and have been sworn in by the judge.
    Currently, Coos County has 38 CASA volunteers serving 124 children and there are 70 children on the waiting list. Approximately 280 children are in foster care at any given time. The long range goal is to have a trained CASA volunteer available to all abused and neglected children in foster care in Coos County.
    If you are interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, please go to our website at https://www.orcca.us/casa where you will find our CASA Volunteer application or call Liz at the CASA office at 541-435-7104.
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway

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    Located at 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. Like them on Facebook
    Second Sundays at the Coos History Museum: Family Fun Day!

    11/01/2018

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    Come, hang out, explore!
    Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the Coos History Museum will have free admission, and hands on activities for children and those young at heart. Bring the whole family in to check out our exhibits and have fun with each month's activities.
    All children must be supervised by an adult.
    Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. 1210 N Front Street, Coos Bay. Call 541-756-6320 for details or visit cooshistory.org
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Traditional Dance Lessons

    01/10/2019

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    The South Coast Folk Society is offering a free traditional dance class every Monday evening in North Bend from 7-9PM. All are welcome to experience the joy of dancing to traditional music from around the world. This is a new class for all levels, and it's free. Volunteers from the Folk Society Orchestra will be there playing live music every week. Traditional dances are appropriate for beginners and experienced dancers alike.
    This public class meets every Monday for two hours at the North Bend Housing Authority community activity room. It starts at 7:00PM. Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual friendly social gathering. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend. Every session is new, a fresh start, and all the dances are taught. Registration is not required. The Housing Authority is located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend, just three blocks west of the library on Connecticut Avenue.
    All ages can have fun dancing to live music played by talented local musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world. These include circles, line dances, set dances, folk, and ballroom dances. New musicians are invited to join the band.
    For more information email southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com or call Paul at 541-404-8267.
    FREE preschool and Early Head Start program
    Brandy Cumberland of South Coast Head Start
    01/17/2019

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    South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2018/19 program year! We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5.
    Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start.
    VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITES

    08/16/2018

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    Volunteer Recreation Guide Wanted
    Coos County 4-H has a new afterschool club at North Bend High School called 4-H GORP (Guide, Outfitter, Recognition and Professional development). Students will learn about local natural science, guiding tours, public speaking, customer service skills and developing business plans. They will explore several natural areas in Coos County. If you are a local natural resource or outdoor recreation guide professional and are willing to volunteer a few hours to support this club, please call Elissa Wells, Coos County 4-H Educator at 541-572-5263.

    Start the New Year by Helping to Saving Lives!
    AARP is Recruiting Volunteers for Coos Bay, North Bend

    AARP is Recruiting Volunteers for Coos Bay, North Bend
    If you're passionate about safety, enjoy helping others and strive to make your community a better place, then AARP Driver Safety would like to meet you.
    We have immediate openings in the southern coastal area covering Coos Bay, North Bend.
    Please note that all AARP Driver Safety volunteer positions are unpaid. However, volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage, parking and basic supplies.
    If you have a prior teaching, training or an instructor background, or have been an associated with driving, such as in law enforcement, trucking, taxi driving or if you just like interfacing and helping people, we would love to tell you more about this opportunity.
    Go to www.aarp.org/volunteernow and fill out the online application.
    LOCAL HEALTH EVENTS

    02/14/2019

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    Drug Take-Back Program: Drop off expired, unwanted, or unused prescription or over the counter medications and needles for safe disposal. Saturday, March 30, 10am-2pm at the Coos Bay Fire Station, located at 450 Elrod Ave, Coos Bay.
    Aging and People with Disabilities Outreach: Coos Bay Public Library is partnering with the Oregon Department of Human Services to provide Aging and People with Disabilities Outreach Days. This event will take place on Monday, March 25 from 12pm-3pm. During these three-hour sessions, members of the community who are age 65 or older, in addition to adults with disabilities, can drop-in to learn about or apply for Medicaid, Medicare copay programs, SNAP/food stamps, long-term care services, or to ask questions. These sessions are FREE, and no registration is required.
    Blood Drive by American Red Cross: Tuesday, March 26, 10am-3pm, at Ticor Title, 300 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay. To schedule an appointment contact Melinda Hasel, 541-269-5128, or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Ticor Title. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation

    08/10/2018

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    Arm Chair Class: Mondays, 11am-12pm at the Holly Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don't have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.
    Body Awareness Class by Kim Lieurance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Body Awareness Class: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O'Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.
    Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. "Love offering" or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat. Contact: d.tharsing@gmail.com
    Circles in the Sand: Circles in the Sand is dedicated to the path of the labyrinth as a means of meditation, transformation and healing. Face Rock viewpoint, Bandon. Draw starts about 2 hours before walk time. Dates and walk times listed on line at www.sandypathbandon.com
    Family Skate Night: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm - $3 per person. Coquille Community Building, 115 N Birch St, Coquille.
    Line Dancing Lessons: Mondays 9am-10am, Free, North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Ln, 541-756-7622.
    Out Our Back Door: Explore the great outdoors on the South Coast. Featured weekly in the South Coast Shopper by Author Tom Baake. https://southcoastshopper.com/out_our_back_door.
    Hike With The South Coast Striders: Local guided hiking trips to land and water trails in the Coos Region of the Southwestern Oregon Coast. Visit website for details on length of walk & preparation info. www.coostrails.com .
    Tai Chi for Better Balance: A 12-week class available in Coos Bay, North Bend, Lakeside, Coquille, Bandon, Myrtle Point, Powers & Gold Beach. For more information & registration call Melissa,1-850-207-1469.
    ZUMBA: Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Zumba Gold: Wednesdays at 9:30am. North Bend Senior Recreation and Activity Center, 1470 Airport Ln, North Bend. Call 541-756-7622 or visit www.northbendseniorcenter.org for details.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Education, Workshops, Classes

    07/19/2018

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    Alzheimer's Education Program:If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Lower Umpqua Senior Center, 460 Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Please register by calling 1-800-272-3900
    Caregiver Classes: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help unpaid caregivers take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. Free six-week series, 90 minutes long. Afternoon or evening classes available. Registration is required. Contact Char 541-297-9256 or ckluther@hotmail.com.
    Chronic Pain Solutions: Learn proven methods of pain relief other than pain pills. Register online at www.bayareahospital.org
    Darkness to Light: "Stewards of Children" is a nationally acclaimed, evidence-based curriculum from the Darkness to Light organization. Kids' HOPE Center believes that through partnership and education, we can improve the lives of our community's children. This free training is recommended not only for individuals who work with children through their professions, but for any adult who feels responsible for protecting a child. There are also 2 hours Continued Education Credits for those that it applies to. Classes are offered the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Kids' HOPE Center. Individualized private training also is available for businesses, parent groups, churches, and other organizations. When requested in advance, workshops and materials can be provided in Spanish. Please call Kids' HOPE Center to schedule training. Space is limited and registration is required, call 541-269-4196.
    Diabetes Resources & Donations: Community members needing assistance with diabetes supplies or medications, or have diabetes supplies or medications to donate (we can't accept used glucometers or lancets), or to be involved in the South Coast Diabetes Association group; please call 541-756-9054 and leave a message. www.southcoastdiabetes.org
    Free Diabetes Review Class: Tuesday, March 5th at noon
    Community Health & Education Center – 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend
    Speaker: Rita Hoover, RN, CDE & Josie Torresani, RD
    Topic: Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy
    Didgeridoo Club For Better Breathing: Every 2nd Thursday of the month. 4-4:30pm. FREE classes and practice that strengthens breathing ability, and lessens snoring and sleep apnea. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-267-5221.
    Help for Homeless Veterans: 1st Tuesdays of the month, from 1pm-3pm at the Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S. 20th St, Reedsport. First Tuesday of every month. Douglas County HUD-VASH and UCAN representatives will be on site to provide assistance to all homeless veterans.
    Childbirth Education: A variety of classes to help you prepare for parenthood. All About Labor, Big Brother/Big Sister Clas, Breastfeeding, Comfort Measures for Labor, Infant Safety & CPR, Newborn Care Basics, One Day Labor Class. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org . 541-269-8258.
    Preventing Diabetes Class: Thursday, October 11, 4-6pm. Learning how to make a few simple changes in the early stage of diabetes can slow, and sometimes stop its progression. By Rita Hoover, RN, CDE and Linda Devereux, RD. Call 541-269-7928 for more info.
    Stop Tobacco: Instruction & support can help you quit for good. Free four-class series. Call WOAH Customer Service 541-269-7400 for more info.
    Train Your Brain:Do you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, or depression? Learn cognitive behavioral techniques and the "mindfulness" approach. 1st four Tuesdays, every other month: Jan, May and Sept, 2-4 pm; March, July and Nov, 6-8pm. Space is limited, Register online at www.bayareahospital.org. 541-269-8076.
    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

    PARENTING/FAMILY
    Childbirth Education: A variety of classes to help you prepare for parenthood. All About Labor, Big Brother/Big Sister Class, Breastfeeding, Comfort Measures for Labor, Infant Safety & CPR, Newborn Care Basics. All the basics of baby care will be presented by our experienced Nursery Nurses. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Infant Safety and CPR: Call for next class. This class covers various safety topics for infants through one year old, including car seats, pets, child proofing, avoiding germs & SIDS. Also covers infant CPR. Register Online: www.bayareahospital.org/Calendar_events.aspx . For questions call 541-269-8258.
    Big Brother/Big Sister Class: Brothers & sisters-to-be, ages 3 to 10, learn about their new sibling, practice holding & diapering baby dolls, & watch a short video during this fun, fast-paced class. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    All About Labor (Part 1): Anatomy of labor, the stages of labor & an overview of fetal monitoring will be provided in this class. Common interventions and what to expect at delivery will also be discussed. Instruction on the immediate postpartum recovery period is also offered. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Comfort Measures for Labor (Part 2): Focus is hands-on comfort measures/ breathing techniques, water therapy, massage & comfort positioning. Also includes an overview of medications used to control pain. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Reproductive Health Resources: Coos Health & Wellness offers FREE birth control services, emergency contraception, low cost STD testing and treatment, and other reproductive and clinic services. Oregon Health Plan and most private insurances accepted. Call for information and appointments 541-266-6700. Coos Health & Wellness is located at 281 LaClair St, Coos Bay. Women's Health Services at the Waterfall Clinic in North Bend also provides reproductive health services. Discounted services are available to qualified patients on our sliding fee discount program. Call 541-756-6232 to schedule an appointment.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Support Groups on the Southern Oregon Coast

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    Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Alzheimer's/ Dementia Education & Support Group:Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.
    Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.
    Better Breathers Club - Florence:This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635
    Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.
    Compassionate Friends Support Group:For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.
    National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group:NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.
    Parkinson's Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm at Baycrest Village, 3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend. 1-850-207-1469.
    Prostate Cancer Support Group:Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 6pm in the hospital's main conference room. Ruben Guzman, an SCHHC employee, and survivor is leading the group. For more info call Scott McEachern at 541-329-1040 or email at foundation@southerncoos.org. Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, 900 11th St SE, Bandon.
    Suicide Help Line - Help is Available: If you or a friend are struggling with depression, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to those around you and ask for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Coos Health & Wellness Crisis Line are available 24/7 for free, confidential support for people in distress; call: Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 • Crisis Line 541-751-2550
    Stroke Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4pm. Patients, family & friends welcome. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-297-5221.
    Trauma Recovery Support Group (TREM):TREM stands for Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model and is a trauma-education support group focused on overcoming the effects of physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma that clients have experienced in their lives. Classes include questions and exercises designed to help clients build skills for healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. All course content, records of those attending, etc. is 100% confidential. TREM is a 24 week support group. Clients can join the current group schedule up to week 4, if they are joining after week 4 they will need to wait for the next available group. TREM currently offers the following Weekly times Available Until May 16, 2018: Tuesday Morning: 10:00-11:00am; Wednesday Afternoon: 1:-00-2:00pm; Thursday Evening: 5:30-6:30pm. TREM is offered to all clients free of charge. If you have questions about the curriculum or any other concerns please contact one of the support group facilitators listed below: Amber Van Meel—Court Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 105; amber@stopabusecoos.org Rachael Espy—Executive Director, 541-888-1048 ext. 104; respy@stopabusecoos.org Stephanie Reyes—Sexual Assault Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 102; stephanie@stopabusecoos.org
    For more detailed information on support group schedule, times, etc. Please contact our agency at 541-756-7000.

    GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
    Bandon Grief Support Group: 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:30am-12pm. Groups are held at the Southern Coos Hospital Conference Room. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986.
    Coquille Grief Support Group: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3pm. Groups are held at the St. James Episcopal Church, 210 E 3rd St. Coquille. Contact John at 541-269-2986.
    Reedsport Grief Support Group: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10:30am-12pm. Groups are held at the Family Resource Center, 5 St. Johns Way, Reedsport. Call 541-269-2986 to pre-register.
    S.O.S. Survivors Of Suicide - Grief Support Group: For those who have lost a loved one due to suicide. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:45pm. Contact Mia at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    S.O.U.L Sudden Or Unexpected Loss: Grief Support Group. 1st and 3rd Thursdays 3pm-4:30pm. Contact Toni at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Thursday Night Grief Support Group:2nd and 4th Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm. Contact Michelle at 541-269-2986. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.

    VETERANS SUPPORT
    Veterans Outreach Day: Langlois Public Library. 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. For more info call 541-348-2066.
    Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach: SOVO located upstairs in the Pony Village Mall Suite 212, North Bend, Oregon. Open weekdays 9:30am-4pm. Please visit and check us out. Email sovo4vets@gmail.com or visit sovo4vets.com/
    Women Veterans of the Oregon Coast (WVOC) Meetings Meets the 4th Monday of each Month at 4 pm! Meetings are held at the Coos Bay Elks #1160, located at 265 Central Ave in downtown Coos Bay. Connecting and supporting Women Veterans by your fellow Women Veterans. Providing information about Veteran resources in a positive social environment. Dinner provided by The Elks! For additional details, please contact: Krystal Hopper, 541.294.5185, 1krysade@gmail.com
    Veteran Services for At Homeless Veterans Or At Risk: Oregon Coast Community Action's Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program helps stabilize homeless veterans, or those at risk of becoming homeless.  Our case managers can help with applying for VA benefits, obtaining public benefits and services, and may offer limited financial assistance for housing and housing placement services. To qualify for assistance the veteran's household income cannot exceed 50% of the Coos/Curry County area median income. To obtain SSVF assistance contact our office at 541-435-7080 or come in person to our offices located at 1855 Thomas Ave in Coos Bay or at 517 Railroad Ave, Brookings. To help volunteer please contact Natasha Emery at 541-435-7080 x 258.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Lions Launch New Assistance Clinic

    07/19/2018

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    The Coos Bay Lions Club Sight Program is changing the way we accept applications. Before we were depending on our club members to get us names and telephone numbers, then we would mail out applications and certificates. This whole process could take 6 weeks or more.
    We will now be hosting a Sight Clinic on the 4th Saturday of every month at the Coos Bay Library from 1pm to 4pm. At this clinic we will be processing applications and giving certificates on site.
    Anyone seeking our assistance with eye exams and glasses will need to come in person and bring proof of income, proof of residency and a picture ID. For emergency situations (ie. glasses broken but needed for work or school) we can expedite the process over the phone.
    If you have any questions you can reach the Lions club by phone or e-mail: 541-252-9930, cblionsightprogram@gmail.com. Or you can contact Laura Goode, sight chairman, at 541-297-6336
    Emergency Food Resources

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    EMERGENCY FOOD BOX SITES

    BANDON
    Bandon Restoration Worship Center
    Service Days: 4th Thur each Month 4pm-6pm
    89 North Ave NE, Bandon, Oregon 97411
    (541) 347-4900 x3

    Bandon Good Neighbors
    Service Days: 1nd Tue. of each Month 9am-12pm
    1100 11th St. SW, Bandon, Oregon 97411
    (541) 329-2399 or (541) 347-8406

    BROOKINGS
    Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers
    Service Days: Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
    539 Hemlock St. Brookings, Oregon 97415
    (541) 469-6988

    CHARLESTON
    Charleston Food Pantry
    Service days: Wednesdays 10am-1 pm
    63081 Crown Point Rd. Charleston, Oregon 97420
    541-756-4920

    COOS BAY
    Coos Bay SDA Food Pantry
    Service days: Tuesdays 9:30am- 12pm
    2175 Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 756-5812

    Coos Food Cupboard
    Service Days: Mon/Wed/Fri 12-2pm
    370 Market St. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 217-0258

    Salvation Army
    Service Days: Tue-Thurs 9:30am-11am
    1155 Flanagan Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 888-5202

    ORCCA Produce Program
    Service Day: Wed & Fri 9:30am to 5pm
    1855 Thomas Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    541-435-7080

    COQUILLE
    Bear Cupboard
    Service Days: 1st Tuesday 4-6 pm
    All other Tuesdays 11am – 1pm
    790 W 17th St. Coquille, Oregon 97423
    541-396-6850

    GOLD BEACH
    Gold Beach Christian Help
    Service Days: Mon, Wed & Thurs. 8am-2pm
    Friday 8am-11:00pm
    29813 Colvin St. Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    (541) 247-4054

    Gold Beach SDA
    Service Days: Tuesdays 9am-1pm
    94191 3rd St. Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    (541) 247-2057

    MYRTLE POINT
    Myrtle Point Food Pantry
    Service Days: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 10am-2pm
    1320 Maryland Ave. Myrtle Point, Oregon 97458
    (541) 260-4370

    NORTH BEND
    North Bend Presbyterian Church
    Service Days: Mon. & Wed 9:30am-12pm
    2238 Pony Creek Rd, North Bend, Oregon 97459
    (541) 756-4155

    PORT ORFORD
    The Common Good
    Service Days: Wed. 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    2015 Washington St, Port Orford, Oregon 97456
    (541) 332-1365

    POWERS
    Powers Food Pantry
    Service Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays-times vary
    620 1st Ave. Powers, Oregon

    REEDSPORT
    AARP Food Pantry
    Service Days: Thursdays 11am–2pm
    810 Greenwood Ave, Reedsport OR 97467
    (541) 271-3609

    Project Blessing
    Service days: Tue & Wed 1-3pm, Fri 11am-1pm
    150 S 20th St. Reedsport, OR 97467

    EMERGENCY MEAL SITES

    BANDON
    E.A.T (Everyone At Table) @ The Bandon Barn
    Service Days: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm
    1100 11th St. SW Bandon, Oregon 97411

    BROOKINGS
    Chetco Senior Center – Low Cost Meals
    Service Days: Mon-Fri 11:15am-12:30pm
    550 Checto Ln. Brookings Oregon 97415
    (541) 469-6822

    Brookings Community Kitchens
    Mon. – Brookings SDA 12 - 1
    541-469-3030
    Tue. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1
    541-469-3314
    Wed. – Star of the Sea Cath. 12 - 1
    541-469-2313
    Thu. – Brookings Pres. 12 - 1
    541-469-3725
    Fri. - Trinity Lutheran 12 - 1
    541-469-3411
    Sat. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1
    Sun. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1

    COOS BAY
    Bay Area Senior Center -Low Cost Meals
    Service Days: Tues-Fri 11:30am-12pm
    866 S. 4th St, Coos Bay, Oregon (entrance in rear)
    (541) 269-2626

    College Park Church Community Breakfast
    Service Days: Saturdays 7am-9am
    2548 Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 290-1463

    Nancy Devereux Center (Breakfast and Lunch)
    Service Days: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 9am-2pm
    1200 Newmark Center, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 888-3202

    South Coast Gospel Mission
    (Shelter and Free Meals)
    Service Days: Mon-Fri 7-7:30am, 12-1pm, 5-6pm
    Sat 7:30-8am & 5-6pm
    1999 North 7th St. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 269-5017

    United Methodist Church
    Service Days: Saturday 11am-1pm
    123 Ocean Blvd. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)267-4410

    GOLD BEACH
    Gold Beach Senior Center – Low Cost Meals
    Service Days: Tues-Fri 11:30am-12:30pm
    29841 Airport Way, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    (541) 247-7506
    Other Resources
    ORCCA - www.orcca.us
    Energy Assistance, Housing Assistance, Heads Start, South Coast Food Share, Weatherization, CASA, Great Afternoons
    1855 Thompson Ave. Coos Bay Oregon 97420
    (541) 435-7080

    Bay Area First Step (Formerly T.H.E. House)
    Temporary Shelter – applications accepted Mon-Fri 2pm to 4pm at
    745 Koos Bay Blvd, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 267-5331

    Aging and People with Disabilities
    (541) 756-2017
    2675 Colorado Ave. North Bend, OR 97459

    Western Oregon Advanced Health (WOAH)- Oregon Health Plan – 541-269-7400
    289 LaClair St. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Coos Health and Wellness (County Health Dept.)
    281 LaClair St. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541) 266-6700

    Department of Human Services- SNAP, TANF, Child Care – 541-808-6155
    1431 Airport Ln. North Bend, Oregon 97

    Bay Area Church of the Nazarene
    1850 Clark (off Broadway) warming, sundries

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Ad Rates - Classified

CLASSIFIED ADS! - Rates are subject to change without notice . Up to 20 word ad $12.00*. Add 50¢ per word after 20 words. Ad is a paid ad when: ~ Any ad over 15 words. ~ Additional ads to the 5 free allowed per household in one week. ~ Businesses, Home/Farm businesses, plants, rentals, services, daycare, etc. ~ Wanted: Business, investments, jobs, real estate, items to repair for resale, recyclable - including scrap or items to scrap, roommates, antique, vintage, or collectible items, firearms or animals. ~ Personals, announcements, clubs, organizations, nonprofits (ask your salesperson for nonprofit discount), products, estate sales, flea markets, bazaars, business opportunities. ~ Some animals: Animal breeders regardless of animals selling price, livestock regardless of price, pets priced at $100 or more, animal ads without a price. ~ Wood: Firewood, all wood & wood products. ~ Building materials priced at more than $100. ~ Antiques, collections or vintage items listed with out a price, or worth $100 or more. ~ Entertainment: Timeshares, gift certificates, theater/show tickets, fundraisers, etc. ~ Ads running 5 times for the same type of item (example: 5 different autos, 5 different pieces of furniture, etc) for the same household - future related items will not qualify for free ads. ~Any ad with a web address in the ad *$12 fee Expires 4/30/19

Ad Rates - Free Ads

FREE ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. 15 word ads for private parties are free: You may send up to five free ads per household per week for qualifying items to be placed in the South Coast Shopper's printed paper and online. Accepted Shopper Abbreviations can help you shorten your ad, listed here. Is this ad timely?** ~ $2 per ad, paid on Monday or Tuesday by noon, guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. ~ Save Money with the Early Placement Discount: $1 per ad if paid on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday by 5pm, also guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. We determine if your ad is a free or regular ad. *Like a Garage Sale, sporting items before hunting season, young puppies, etc.

Ad Rates - Photo Ads

PHOTO ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Free Ad Photo Special (for private parties): You may add a photo of your item to your free ad for only $5! (Advertised item must meet all free ad guidelines) Power Photo ad: You get a photo of your item, a large capitalized bold headline and up to 20 words for $19 per week, there is a $5 set up fee the first week. Additional words are 70¢ each.

Ad Rates - Other Extras

OTHER EXTRAS: Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Extra Large Bold Headline $3 Ad Centered $3 Extra Large Bold Headline & Centered Ad $5 Box around your ad $4 Color Print in your ad $4 Box Around & Color Print In $6 Power Ad: Extra Large Bold Headline, Centered and Box only $7 Power Theme Box: Theme Box, Centered and Bold Headline $10 Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday to guarantee your free classified ads. To pay with your credit card, include the credit card number and the dollar amount for the ad. Note: There is a $4 minimum amount for credit card purchases. Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or go to your salesperson's submit form, to place a $12.00* ad or any ad with other extras. (*$12 until 4/30/19. Reg rate $14.)

Ad Rates - Garage Sales

- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Private Party needing more detail: Address, Day, Time + 7 words: $8 - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $12* - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea. *$12 Fee Expires 4/30/19

Bandon

101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Golder’s Bandon NAPA Auto Parts Laurel Grove Store LydiAnna’s Laundromat McKay’s Market Minute Café Ray’s Food Place Southern Coos Gen. Hosp. The Station Restaurant Wilson’s Market

Brookings/Harbor

Chevron Food Mart Circle K Dairy Queen McDonalds Rite Aid Sportshaven Restaurant The Hungry Clam Wild River Pizza

Coos Bay

7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven Barview Market BEEZ Smoke Shop Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store

Coquille

Carquest Truck & Auto Supply Colonial Mexican Restaurant Coos County Courthouse Coquille Broiler Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Denny’s Pizza Devil’s Kitchen Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits

Drain

CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden

Elkton

Arlene’s Café General Store

Florence

37 Street Coin Laundry 7-Eleven A & W Drive In Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clawson’s Wheelhouse Restaurant Clea Wox Market Dairy Queen Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store

Gardiner

Gold Beach

Honey Bear Resort Indian Creek Cafe McKay’s Market NAPA Auto Parts Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store

Hauser

Wagon Wheel Grocery

Lakeside

American Classics Diner City of Lakeside Hennick’s Lakeside Hardware McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery

Langlois

Langlois Store

Mapleton

Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop AMB Thrift Store American Home Furnishings Ashworth’s Market Bailey’s Health Food Store Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Coastal Highways Dishners Café Gino’s Pizza Glasgow Store Humboldt Club Kozy Kitchen Les Schwab Tire Center Lillie Family Market McDonald’s Fast Food Mom’s Kitchen Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Senior Center Pancake Mill Restaurant Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Quik E Mart Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store Tai’s Dynasty Top Dog Coffee Umpqua Bank Vinnie’s Burgers Yeong’s Place

Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House

Powers

Cruiser Cafe Power’s Market Power’s Tavern AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store

Reedsport

7-Eleven Dairy Queen Don’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor McDonald’s Fast Food McKay’s Market Recreation Station Safeway SMITH RIVER: Smith River Market

Remote

Bridge Store

Scottsburg

Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Bedrock’s on the Bay Oregon Coast RV Resort Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office

Abbreviations

Accepted Shopper Abbreviations  For consistency & clarity in the South Coast Shopper we use a set of standard classified ad abbreviations. They are listed here to help advertisers in writing their ads and readers in understanding the ads. (There is a fee for NOT abbreviating classified ads because our rates are based on these abbreviations)  UPDATE! We use abbreviations to save space in the paper, saving cost, that we pass on to our advertisers with lower classified rates than comparable papers across the Nation. A new way of naming products has developed that make product names unnecessarily longer. We will list these names in the traditional way to continue to save space in the paper, saving cost that we can continue to pass on to our advertisers. Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. Miscellaneous: These apply to all classifications $ each — $/ea $ or trade — $/trade and — & approximately — approx best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond excellent — exc electric — elec evenings — eves # of feet — #’ good — gd great — grt heavy duty — h/d home (after phone #) — home (after phone #) hours — hrs inches — #” #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo pints — pts plus — + possible — poss pounds — #lbs quarts — qts small — sm size — sz square foot — sf standard — std tongue & groove — t&g weekends — wknds wanted — want work (after phone #) — wk you haul — uhaul you move — umove Autos, Trucks, 4x4’s, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc. 2 wheel drive — 2wd 4 wheel drive or 4wd — 4x4 air conditioner or a/c — air all power options — all pwr all options — all opts all power — all pwr all terrain (tires) — AT all wheel drive — awd automatic — auto cassette — cass carburetor — carb CB or CB radio — cb CD or CD player — cd Chev, Chevrolet — Chevy Club cab — c-cab Cruise control — cc cubic inch — ci # cylinders — #cyl distribution (hitch) — dist # doors — #dr double — dbl engine — eng extended cab — x-cab extra cab — x-cab hatchback — h/b # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp # of hours — #hrs hydraulic — hyd International — Internat’l interior — int king cab — k-cab Limited Edition — Ltd Ed liter — ltr long bed — lb long wide box — lwb mag wheels — mags mud terrain (tires) — MT ##,000 miles — ##k miles — mi motorcycle — cycle motorhome — mh mount or mounted — mnt or mtd options — opts original — orig over drive — o/d # passengers — #pass pickup (if needed) — pu # pounds — #lbs power — pwr power brakes — pb power door locks — pdl power steering — ps power windows — pw power take off — pto quad cab — quad rebuilt — rblt short bed — sb # speed — #spd station wagon — sta wag or wagon T-Tops — t-tops take over payments — t.o.p. Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.

Automobiles

Employment

Home

Miscellaneous

Cars

Trucks

4X4s/SUVs

Vans

Classics

RVs

Boats

ATVs

Cycles

Heavy Equipment

Misc. Auto

Help Wanted

Work Wanted

Real Estate

DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.

541-269-0310

deesta@scod.com

Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.

541-269-0310

katrina@scod.com

Amanda Palmer

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.

541-269-0310

Amanda@scod.com

Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.

541-269-0310

sharon@scod.com

Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.

541-269-0310

hr@scod.com