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    Free Community Concert with Circus No. 9

    01/23/2020

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    Florence residents and patrons of Oregon Pacific Bank are in for a treat on Friday, January 24th, at the free community concert featuring Tennessee's hottest bluegrass band Circus No. 9. The band has appeared alongside artists David Grisman and Larry Keel, among others, and was just nominated as an International Bluegrass Music Association "Momentum Band" for 2019.
    Come to the Oregon Pacific Bank Main Branch in Florence for coffee, cookies, and cutting edge acoustic music, all FREE, on Friday, January 24th, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at 1355 Highway 101, Florence. Seating is limited. See you there!
    January Activities with the South Slough Reserve

    01/16/2020

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    Nature Film: March of the Penguins on Saturday, January 25, from 1pm-3pm. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this is an amazing, awe-inspiring, true-life tale. In order to ensure we make enough popcorn, reserve your spot online! To register please visit: www.southsloughestuary.org. Questions? Contact Eric at: 541-888-5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us
    On Friday, January 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm join us for "Portraits of Nature" Art Reception featuring MacKenna Hainey's portrait-style photography of local marine fish and invertebrates, fungi, local mammal skulls, bird skulls, landscapes and seascapes. Visitors are invited to take a deeper look at the function, form, and structure of unconventional, and familiar subjects features with these portraits.
    Meet with artist while you enjoy cake and punch provided by the Friends of South Slough Reserve. To RSVP please visit: www.southsloughestuary.org Questions? Contact Deb at: 541-888-5558 ext. 158 or deborah.rudd@dsl.state.or.us
    Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) to Host Grand Opening of Deer Springs Terrace - New Veteran Housing

    01/23/2020

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    North Bend, OR – The press and public are invited to the grand opening of Deer Springs, a brand-new residential community for homeless and at-risk veterans located at 2106 Monroe Ave, North Bend, OR.
    The Grand Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, January 24, beginning at 10:45 A.M. A color guard will start off a short program followed by guided tours of the community. Guests are directed to park at Pony Village Mall (1611 Virginia l Avenue, North Bend, OR.) -East Parking Lot of the former Macy's-shuttle service will be provided to the event.
    When asked about the opening Executive Director, Mike Lehman said, "This project has been in the works for about seven years, it took a lot of work with our partners to make it come together. It will be a great addition to serve Veterans on the South Coast".
    About Deer Springs Terrace
    Deer Springs Terrace is an 11-unit apartment community that provides high-quality and affordable housing in a permanent-supportive environment for veterans. The community sit atop Monroe Avenue overlooking Pony Slough with proximity to North Bend City Center. The development exemplifies the "housing first" model-a nationally recognized concept. Permanent, affordable housing provides the stability necessary for homeless and at-risk veterans to access require support for an improved quality of life. Resident management services will be located on site, and residents will also have access to the nearby VA North Bend Clinic.
    About Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)
    Oregon Coast Community Action is the largest non-profit on the South Coast. Since 1965 ORCCA has worked to provide services and resources to help empower individuals and families facing poverty. ORCCA provides cost effective joint administration, leadership and support for children's programs and supportive services on the southern coast of Oregon. Since 2012 ORCCA's Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program has helped stabilize homeless veterans, and those at risk of becoming homeless. Case managers help veterans in applying for VA benefits and public benefits, connection to support services, and offer limited financial assistance for housing and housing placement services. Located on the main campus of ORCCA you will find the office the Cos County Veteran Service Officer, this joint venture is a collaboration with Coos County ensuring that veterans are fully supported.
    Geology Lecture Series at Southwestern

    01/23/2020

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    Imminent Shaking: What Kind of Earthquake Prediction is Possible?
    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern's geology lecture series continues when Dr. Sarah Minson gives the 15th Annual Cascadia Anniversary Lecture on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Minson will present a lecture on "Imminent Shaking: What Kind of Earthquake Prediction is Possible?". Dr. Minson comes to Coos Bay as a distinguished lecturer Lectures Series. For nearly two decades, the IRIS/SSA lecture series has enabled world-renowned scientists to travel and speak to public audiences about cutting-edge earthquake and seismologic research. This talk is scheduled to take place near the anniversary of the last great Cascadia Earthquake which struck the Pacific Northwest around 9:00 pm on January 26, 1700, allowing us an opportunity to reflect and prepare for future Cascadia events.
    Dr. Sarah Minson is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Science Center. Her research interests include determining the physics of earthquake ruptures, and estimating the slip distribution and predicting the ground motion from earthquakes in real-time for earthquake early warning. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to her current position, she was a Mendenhall post-doctoral fellow with the US Geological Survey as well as a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. She is a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and a Kavli Fellow (National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation).
    The United States is developing ShakeAlert, an earthquake early warning system that will provide California, Oregon, and Washington with advanced warning of potentially damaging shaking. The hopes for early warning systems are high, but the reality of what can be expected from earthquake early warning is nuanced. Earthquakes don't happen in an instant and don't tell us how big they will become. This means that any forecasts that we make will be imperfect, and the amount of warning will be short; in many cases, only a few seconds of warning will be possible. In spite of these limitations, there could still be significant value to earthquake early warning, especially for people who are willing to adopt a "better safe than sorry" strategy of taking protective action for earthquakes that have only a small chance of causing damage. What kind of warning system would you prefer? One that issues alerts for weak shaking, but also sends alerts for many events that do not go on to produce strong shaking? Or an earthquake early warning system that issues alerts only once ground shaking is expected to be damaging, but there is an increased chance that the alerts could be issued too late? During this talk, you will discover how an earthquake early warning system works, how warnings are issued and how much warning is possible.
    Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern's Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's web site at https://livestream.com/SWOCC/geology2019-20.
    Additional talks in the series for this academic year include: Dr. Eric Steig (University of Washington) with "The Future of Ice: What We Do (and Don't) Know About Climate Change in the Polar Regions on March 13, 2020; Dr. Sean Davis (NOAA) on "Lessons at the School of Hard Knocks: From the Ozone Hole to Global Climate Change" on April 24, 2020; and Dr. Ginny Edgcomb (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) an Ocean Drilling Program distinguished lecturer with "Life at the Edge of What is Possible: Microbial Biosignatures in the Lower Oceanic Crust" on May 16, 2020. Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino-Resort, IRIS/SSA, Ocean Discovery Lecture Series, the Southwestern Foundation, and the College.
    For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.
    Leap into Science at NBPL

    01/16/2020

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    On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 6:00 pm, North Bend Public Library will host a Leap into Science: Wind program. This program is for families with children ages 3-10. In a series of activity stations, families will investigate the properties of wind and air as they explore its effects on other objects. Developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Leap into Science is a national program designed to build interest and skills in science and literacy for children ages 3-10 and their families.
    Family Fun Day At Pony Village Mall

    01/23/2020

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    Saturday, January 25, from 11am-2pm, at the Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave, North Bend.
    This is a FREE event for everyone! There will be Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Obstacle Course & much more! Info at: www.ponyvm.com or call 541-756-0433.
    FRAA Winter Arts Festival 2020

    01/23/2020

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    This year the FRAA Winter Arts Festival will be held Saturday, January 25th, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, January 26th, 10am-4pm during the Winter Music Festival weekend event at the Florence Events Center, located at 715 Quince Street in Florence, OR.
    Curated by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, the annual Arts Festival brings together local and regional artists and craftsmen to fill more than 20 booths with their latest creations. In addition to selling their art, over the course of the weekend select artists will demonstrate how their art or craft is created. And, the always popular spirits vendors are back to provide tastings to warm the soul!
    A sample of the wide variety of unique creations includes works of art in wood, art for the garden, fiber creations of all kinds, glass works of art, jewelry designs in various media, and handmade goodies to sample.
    Admission to the Arts Festival is free. See you in January at the Florence Events Center.
    For more information on the Winter Arts Festival, contact Claudia Brown, Event Chair, at 541-902-1933.
    New Class At Unity By The Bay: Dynamics For Living

    01/23/2020

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    A new ten-week class is being offered at Unity By The Bay in North Bend, beginning January 25th, based on the book Dynamics for Living by Unity co-founder, Charles Fillmore. This compilation provides easy reference to Charles Fillmore's most influential teachings and combines three decades of writing in one handy publication. A reliable cornerstone for the spiritual growth of hundreds of thousands of people, Dynamics for Living presents Fillmore's writings in a manner that invites expanded study.
    This class will be held on Saturday mornings beginning January 25th and runs through March 28th, 10am until 11:30am. Cost will be on a love-offering basis, though all are welcome. Books are available online at your favorite book dealer. Unity By The Bay is located at 2100 Union Street in North Bend. For more information, call 541-751-1633.
    SPANGLISH!: Spanish Conversational Program

    01/02/2020

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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering its monthly program, SPANGLISH!, for anyone who wishes to sharpen their Spanish conversational skills. This event will be on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30am-12:00pm in the library's Myrtlewood Room.
    Program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for 90 minutes in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let's talk!
    This program is FREE and open to everyone. No registration required. Please call (541) 269-1101 for further information on this program.
    Soroptimist International's Annual Rummage Sale

    01/16/2020

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    The Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay Area's annual rummage sale will be held on January 25th from 9:00am-3:00pm and on January 26th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm at the Pony Village Mall, Suite 151 (across from JoAnn's). A huge variety of items will be for on sale.
    The proceeds of the sale support educational scholarships and community service projects for Coos County women and girls. Soroptimist is a non-profit service organization of professional and executive women. The local Soroptimist chapter also hosts the annual Backpack for Kids, Community Baby Shower, the Dignity Bag Project and many other projects serving the community.
    Breads & Grains Workshop

    01/09/2020

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    Breads & Grains will be the topic of the next Master Food Preserver workshop at the OSU Extension Service in Myrtle Point.
    A variety of healthy, hearty breads will be demonstrated and sampled. Various grains as well as gluten free options will be discussed as well. Naan, a traditional flat bread from India, will be highlighted also.
    The quick-to-fix and delicious Five Minute A Day bread will also be demonstrated. This amazing technique produces a chewy, flavorful product, simple enough for even the most intimidated bakers to make.
    Breads & Grains will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 631 Alder Street in Myrtle Point. Cost is $10. Pre-registration is encouraged, to sign up for the workshop call the Extension Service at 541-572-5263, ext. 25292.
    Estate Planning Tips

    01/23/2020

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    Thursday, January 30, 3pm-4pm at the Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th Street SW, Bandon.
    Robert S. "Robin" Miller III, Attorney at Law presents tips you need to get started with wills, trusts, real estate, taxes, and probate and estate administration. If you've begun planning for the future this presentation is for you.
    Mr. Miller is an attorney, admitted in Oregon and Federal Court, specializing in civil law.
    Mr. Miller has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University (Honors 1990) and Lewis & Clark Law School (1994, Associate Editor, Environmental Law Review, and Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law).
    Mr. Miller is experienced in advising and representing clients on all aspects of real estate and development, zoning and land use, business and corporate matters, water and natural resources, government and special districts law, and wills, trusts, and estate planning and probate.
    For more details about Bandon Public Library events, call 541-347-3221.
    Century 21 Best Realty's Top Agents of 2019

    01/23/2020

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    Century 21 Best Realty is pleased to announce their top agents for 2019!
    Congratulations to Melanee Woodman, Chris Gederos, Cam Stinson, Gary Trenner II, Jackie Obsurg, Jenni Hughes, Debra Heide, Shelby George, Debby Roth, for individual production. Congrats to the Holmens as the top team!
    The team at Century 21 Best Realty Inc says "We strive to give you the best service and agents in the area!"
    Stop in today for all your real estate needs! 605 N Bayshore Dr, Coos Bay, OR. 541-267-2221.
    Curry County Veterans Service Office Delay

    12/19/2019

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    The Curry County Veterans Service Office will be experiencing a delay in services for the next six weeks as a result of staffing issues. The public can expect a delay in communications and longer wait times for scheduled appointments. The current Veterans Service Officer (VSO), Anthony Voudy, will be out of the office for an extended period of time due to medical issues. In his absence, the Curry County Veterans Office will have the new Assistant Veterans Service Officer, Addy Pitman, as a point of contact. Addy will field and triage veteran's needs. Please be advised that it may take additional time to return calls and coordinate services as the Assistant VSO is only a part time position and no full time staff will be available until the current VSO returns from medical leave. If additional assistance is required, veterans needs can be addressed by calling the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000. The Veterans Service Office thanks you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
    17th Annual Women's Health Day

    01/23/2020

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    Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9am-3pm, at the Bandon Barn Community Center, located at 1200 11th St SW, Bandon, OR.
    Women's Health Day is an annual event held by the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center and Southern Coos Health Foundation. Over the past 16 years, Women's Health Day has focused on health-related topics that are relevant to women (and sometimes men). This year's Women's Health Day continues that tradition of providing exceptional health-related education with the theme for this year's event, Wellness of the Mind, Heart & Body.
    The event will offer talks by experts, a healthy breakfast and lunch, exercises led by local fitness instructors, and fun raffles throughout the day. To pre-register for this event go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MR7JC7W
    For more information, contact: Sabrina Johnson, Marketing Project Associate, sjohnson2@southerncoos.org, 541-329-1881.
    Author To Discuss "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide"

    01/23/2020

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    Cape Arago Audubon Society presents Chandra LeGue discussing her new book "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide" on February 12, 2020 at the Coos Bay Library at 7 PM. All are welcome, refreshments will be served, and a copy of the book will be raffled off for only $1 per chance. No need to be present to win.
    Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, has published this guide to help you get to know and love Oregon's incredible places. In the book you will find 91 awe-inspiring hikes that reveal the very soul of Oregon. Chandra will talk about some of the fundamentals of these forests - what makes an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. She'll also highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural history, human history, flora and fauna, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.
    North Bend Seed Library Talk on Permaculture

    01/23/2020

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    North Bend Seed Library Talk on Permaculture
    At 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, gardening programming returns to the North Bend Seed Library with a talk on permaculture as it is applied at the community level. This will be presented by Grant Wartnik, president of the Coquille Valley Seed Community. "Permaculture" started as a blend of two words, permanent and agriculture, and covers issues related to the sustainability and resilience found in natural ecosystems. The program will take place in the North Bend Public Library meeting room.
    Grant is the owner and manager of South Coast Garden Starters LLC. He went through the Coos County Master Gardeners Training and a Permaculture Design Course taught By Geoff Lawton from the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. Grant is a learner as well as a presenter.
    For more information about this and other library programs, please contact the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400 or see our website at https://www.northbendoregon.us/library.
    Nature's Coastal Holiday Creates Scholarship at Southwestern

    12/26/2019

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    Brookings, OR – Nature's Coastal Holiday, a nonprofit bringing the spirit of giving to the community through their Festival of Lights holiday light display in Azalea Park, is partnering with the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation to offer three scholarships for students attending the Curry Campus in Brookings. These scholarships will help students with volunteerism and involvement in the community.
    "Many people don't realize this is a completely volunteer coordinated and staffed holiday lights event—our community is the powerhouse behind the amazing display," said Klaus Gielish, Board President of Nature's Coastal Holiday. "The goal with this ambassador scholarship is to encourage that same ripple effect of volunteering."
    Students can apply for the Nature's Coastal Holiday Ambassador Scholarship and many others offered through the Southwestern Foundation starting January 1, 2020, by completing an application online at www.socc.edu/scholarships.
    Applications are due March 1, 2020.
    Applicants must simply attend Southwestern's Curry Campus in the upcoming 2020-21 academic year and plan to take at least six credits. In the same spirit of what Nature's Coastal Holiday stands for, recipients must demonstrate community involvement/leadership, and be willing to volunteer at least 10 hours with the organization.
    "The Festival of Lights offers the scholarship winners a wonderful way to meet members of our community and experience, first-hand, the impact this event has on the community," added Klaus.
    The annual lights event began with a mere 22,000 lights in 1997 and has grown to more than 2 million dazzling lights, bringing more than 20,000 visitors to the Brookings-Harbor community each year.
    "As we approach this season of giving, I can think of nothing more impactful than the gift of education," said Doug Bunn, Executive Dean of Southwestern's Curry Campus. "These scholarships will have a profound impact on our students and our local community. It's truly a win-win."
    Southwestern's Curry Campus is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings. Southwestern leads and inspires lifelong learning through its campuses on the south Oregon coast in Coos and Curry counties, and through its University Center. For more information, visit www.socc.edu .
    Speed Dating Returns at the CB Library

    12/26/2019

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    Coos Bay Public Library will be holding a series of SPEED DATING EVENTS through January and February. Single ladies and gentleman are invited to come try out Speed Dating at the Coos Bay Public Library, where snacks and music will be provided. Speed dating will be divided into different age brackets on different dates: ages 20-40 January 23rd, ages 30-60 February 6th, and ages 50+ February 27th.
    Participants will be given a chart in which they mark which people they are interested in, and at the end of the event give their charts to the hosting librarians. The librarians will then facilitate giving out contact information to the people who made a match. Events will take place in the Myrtlewood Room at 5:00-7:00pm on the aforementioned days. Registration and valid photo ID are required for this event. Those who are interested can sign up on Coos Bay Public Library's event page, or contact the library to register.
    Educational Scholarship Opportunity

    01/16/2020

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    The local charter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Sea, Court #2405, will be offering two (2) scholarships this year both in the amount of $2,000.00. This scholarship is for a women 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 post marked by April 15, 2020 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 9, 2020.
    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, Oregon 97459. For additional information or questions, contact Sue Kulick at 541.297.0552
    Sawdust Theatre Info: 2020 Summer Season Kickoff Party and Auditions

    01/09/2020

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    The Kickoff Party for the 2020 Summer Season is on Saturday, January 25, at 7 p.m.
    If you are interested in helping at the Theater (i.e. Stage crew, Light crew, Greeters, and many other areas) as well as possibly becoming one of our Actresses/Actors or OLIO's, then come to the Theatre and join us for a great evening. The Sawdust Theatre is located at 120 N. Adams St, Coquille, OR 97423.
    AUDITIONS will be held as follows:
    Play Auditions: Sunday, Jan 26 at 1 p.m. and Monday, Jan 27 at 7 p.m.
    OLIOs Auditions: Tuesday, Jan 28 at 7 p.m.
    For more info contact: Michael Thurman, info@sawdusttheatre.com, 360-970-8171.
    Recruiting Energetic Volunteers North Bend Visitor Information Center

    12/26/2019

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    Whether you're new to the area or a long-time resident, volunteering at the North Bend Visitor Information Center is a great way to take in our city. The Center is open daily, and volunteer schedules are flexible. Please call Visitor Services Manager Bonnie Hayes at 541-756-4613 to schedule a time to tour the North Bend Visitor Information Center and meet the staff and other volunteers.
    AARP Driver Safety Classes

    10/10/2019

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    AARP Smart Driver Course
    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.
    To register, please call Sharon Bessey, 541 269-0845.

    AARP SDTEK Course
    This is an interactive workshop where you can learn about the latest high-tech safety features in your car and what technology to look for when shopping for a car.
    Cars are becoming more technologically advanced every day and show no sign of slowing down. This means there's more safety technology in today's cars than ever before. However, many drivers aren't familiar with how to use the technology to keep them safe.
    That's why AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop Smart DriverTEK, a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology
    It is a free hour and a half workshop and you will receive a handout you can take with you when shopping for a car.
    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. Upcoming labs will be: Wednesday, February 5 from 3:00pm-5:00pm and Monday, February 17 from 10:00am-12:00pm 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.
    Cat Tales At Port Orford Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    The Port Orford Public Library invites families with kids of all ages to join them for Cat Tales! with special guest, Azure the Cat. 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, from 3:45-4:30pm. Read aloud and read along with friends, feline, and otherwise!
    For more info call the library at 541-332-5622 or come by at 1421 Oregon St, Port Orford.
    Chess Club & Game Group At Port Orford Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    The Port Orford Public Library invites families with kids of all ages to join them for Chess Club and Game Group on Tuesdays from 3pm-3:45. Players of all ages are welcome! Learn or share your skills! Children under 6 moust bring a grown-up.
    For more info call the library at 541-332-5622 or come by at 1421 Oregon St, Port Orford.
    Free Computer Help at Bandon Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    If you need to brush up on your computer skills or learn more about today's software, Google, Apple, devices, and more, be sure to register for these computer labs this year at the Bandon Public Library in the Friends Conference Room.
    You can use the libary's public access computers, your own laptop, or CyberLynx's laptops (which have Windows 10, internet access and the full Microsoft Office 2007/2010 suite available). A lab instructor will be present to help you find and complete tutorials in subjects of your choosing, to learn about features of the software products supported, or to complete projects you may wish to do like writing a resume, creating a brochure or making a flyer.
    Apple and Windows Labs are two hour blocks that focus on the use, navigation and apps for Apple and Windows devices and operating systems.
    You can find the detailed descriptions of the classes offered as well as a schedule of classes and labs, published quarterly, on the CyberLynx web site at http://cyberlynxoregon.org.
    Tue, Feb 11, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, Feb 18, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, Mar 10, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, Mar 17, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, Apr 14, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, Apr 21, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, May 12, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, May 19, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, June 9, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, June 16, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    To sign up and register call 541-236-2038 and leave a mesage, or email admin@cyberlynxoregon.org, or online at http://cyberlynxoregon.org.
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club

    06/05/2019

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    Regular Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and held at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay. Refreshments Visiting & Help Stations 9:15-9:45A.M., Presentation 9:45-11A.M. Friday, Jan,17, 2020 "All about Emails Part 2" This presentation will cover how to, format an email, add file attachment, drafts & recovering, reply, forward, deleting messages, creating folders, calendar, scam emails and more. This will be a great time to ask the questions you may personally have dealing with emailing and email options. Don't miss this! See you on Friday the 17th and bring a friend.
    Interested in our next meeting? Send your questions to cbascc@gmail.com. Call 541-269-7396 for more information.Check out our website www.bascc.info.
    Port Orford Critical Mass Bike Ride

    08/29/2019

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    Join us every FINAL FRIDAY of the month at 6:00pm in front of Pineapple Express Adventure Ride's office off highway 101 for a casual ride around Port Orford. Routes vary, all abilities and bikes are welcome!
    Email info@pineappleexpress.bike with any questions.
    Death Notices & Services

    08/30/2018

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    Updated January 16, 2020
    Terry G. Bignell, 73, of North Bend, passed away January 8, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131
    Thomas P. Borton, 59, of Coos Bay, passed away January 8, 2020, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Jacquelyn J. Cone, 84, of North Bend, passed away on January 8, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Daniel W. Fowers, 74, of Charleston, passed away December 29, 2019, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Ardyce Herrera, 85, of Coos Bay, passed away January 3, 2020, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Trek S. Higginbotham, 48, of North Bend, passed away January 2, 2020, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, , Coos Bay, Oregon 541-267-4216.
    Daniel S. Jacobsen, 78, of Reedsport, passed away January 4, 2020, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Richard Knablin, 80, of North Bend, passed away January 8, 2020, at North Bend. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Angela L. Longacre, 40, of North Bend, passed away January 1, 2020, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    James A. Seiwald, 93, of North Bend, passed away January 5, 2020 in Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, Oregon 541-267-4216.
    Don E. Ure, 103, of Coos Bay, passed away January 5, 2020, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Susan W. Watkins, 80, of North Bend, passed away January 6, 2020, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Donald E. Wright, 51, of Coos Bay, passed away December 31, 2019, at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.

    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
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway

    07/05/2018

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    Located at 766 S. First St (Across from McDonald's on HWY 101 N)
    Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. 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
    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.
    Open Your Heart & Home To Foster Children

    09/12/2019

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    Last year, nearly 400 children spent time in foster care in Coos County. 66% spent time in more than one foster home. Many were split from their siblings.
    If a natural disaster hit our state and children were wandering the street without someone to care for them, each of us would open our homes to help in the crisis. With more than 350 children currently in foster care and more entering the system every day, we're in the midst of a disaster in our county.
    Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS) works hard to care for children and families in crisis, but is often left with few resources for volunteer and foster parent recruitment efforts.
    If we don't step in, many children will be left without the care, comfort, and safety of a loving home during times of trauma, transition, and uncertainty. We can do better for Coos County's children. We know that our community want to take action, but they just don't know where to begin. Many of us feel helpless, doing nothing or never considering foster parenting.
    Every Child gathers community members in partnership with Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS) to aide vulnerable children and families. And by doing so, we're able to bring love, care, and support to vulnerable children and families who previously had nowhere to turn.
    Everyone has something to bring to foster care — be it donating, volunteering or fostering. Go to Everychildcoos.org to learn more
    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
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation

    08/10/2018

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    Arm Chair Class: Mondays, 11am-12pm at the Holy 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
    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: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.
    Emergency Food Resources

    02/08/2019

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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 $13.00 Special Rate*. 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. ~ Handcrafted items, or raw materials for crafting. ~ Antiques, collections or vintage items listed with out a price, or worth $100 or more. ~ Entertainment: Timeshares, gift certificates, theater/show tickets, fundraisers, etc. ~ Vague unclear ads - item(s) price may be required for clarification. ~ 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 ~We determine which ads are free or paid *Subject to change

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 $18 per week with current Classified Special Rate. Additional words are 50¢ 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 charge for credit card purchases. Call or use Shopper Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or your salesperson's submit form, to place a $13.00 ad or any ad with other extras.

Ad Rates - Garage Sales

- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $13 Special Rate - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea.

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 Libbett

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