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    NEW! Library Creates Eastside/Empire Pick-Up & Drop Off Sites

    08/20/2020

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    Can't make it to the library? Let the library come to you! Beginning in August, Coos Bay Public Library will offer patrons the option to pick up library holds or drop off library materials on Friday mornings at the Eastside Fire Station from 9:00-9:30am and the Empire Fire Station from 10:00-10:30am.
    To schedule a Friday morning pick-up in Eastside or Empire, patrons will simply need to select one of the alternate pick-up sites when placing a hold online or call (541) 269-1101 for assistance from library staff. Patrons who would like to return Coastline library materials during these times are welcome to do so without notice.
    For more information regarding this and other services offered by the Coos Bay Public Library, contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 or by visiting us online at http://coosbaylibrary.org.
    Southwestern's Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture Series:

    09/24/2020

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    Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology
    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College welcomes Dr. Jason Hafner from Rice University in Houston, Texas to present at the first lecture of our 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Virtual Lecture series. Dr. Hafner is a physics, astronomy and chemistry professor who will discuss his biomedical research on nanotechnology applications and how it may apply to early diagnosis of medical conditions and other critical applications.
    The lecture will take place virtually on Thursday October 1, 2020, and will be available via Southwestern's live stream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2020-21 beginning at 6:30 pm.
    Dr. Hafner will present results analyzing lipid bilayer structures using spectral analysis of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) enhanced using gold nanorods. SERS can detect minute quantities of substances based on their molecular vibrations. It has been widely pursued as a platform for label-free biological and chemical sensing, allowing for identification of minute quantities of substances on the nanoscale.
    To learn more about Dr. Hafner's research visit his blog at http://hafnerlab.blogs.rice.edu/
    The Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series is a presentation of the Physics and Engineering department at Southwestern supported in part by the Southwestern Foundation. Media and interested community members can contact Dr. Aaron Coyner, Associate Professor of Physics at Southwestern, via phone at (541) 294-5992 or via email at aaron.coyner@socc.edu for more information.
    Geology Lecture Series:

    09/24/2020

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    How the Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake enabled us to divine our seismic future
    Southwestern Oregon Community College's Geology Lecture Series has gone virtual for 2020-2021. To continue our series, on October 10, 2020 at 7 pm, Dr. Ross S. Stein will present a lecture on "How the Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Enabled Us to Divine our Seismic Future". Dr. Ross S. Stein is CEO and cofounder of Temblor, Inc., Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, US Geological Survey Scientist Emeritus, Past President of the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union, and 2018 International Distinguished Lecturer of the Geological Society of America.
    Dr. Stein describes his lecture: "Almost everything we love about the San Francisco Bay area is brought to us by the faults. Absent the San Andreas and Hayward faults, there would be no San Francisco Bay, the only deep protected harbor on the California coast, and so the wellspring of the Gold Rush. The Hayward fault lifts up the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, with their magnificent sunset views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Gregorio fault makes Big Sur 'big.' A bend in the San Andreas fault thrusts up the Santa Cruz mountains, the spine of the peninsula, and the Marin headlands. These coastal ranges temper the climate, bathe us in fog, and crown us in Redwoods. What I want you to see is that we enjoy the fruits of the faults every day. And so, we must learn to live with their occasional spoils — as befell the San Francisco Bay area in 1868, most famously in 1906, and 1989. You will see that while we can't predict earthquakes, we know where and why the hazard is high. And we know how to erect buildings that can withstand anything the faults can hurl at them. During this presentation, we'll move from the discovery of gold to the discovery of what an earthquake is, and how quakes interact, illustrated with four different demos. You will leave the lecture with the means to assess your own seismic risk, to ensure the safety of your own family."
    Dr. Stein is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and Geological Society of America. Stein received the 2012 Gilbert F. White Natural Hazards Award from the American Geophysical Union, and the 2000 Eugene M. Shoemaker Distinguished Achievement Award of the US Geological Survey. In 2003, the Science Citation Index reported that Stein was the second most cited author in earthquake science during the preceding decade; he was tenth most cited during 1900-2010. Stein frequently brings insights to public media interviews and public talks, and in IMAX and Discovery Channel films. He gave a 2012 TEDx talk, 'Defeating Earthquakes,' which has been viewed more than 50,000 times. Stein has given the Francis Birch Lecture, Gilbert White Lecture, a Centennial Plenary Lecture, and the Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture — all keynote presentations during annual Fall Meetings of the American Geophysical Union. Stein co-founded the Global Earthquake Model (GEM Foundation) and chaired its Science Board until 2015. He is a member of the Resilient America Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Advisory Council on Catastrophes of Zurich Insurance.
    Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held virtually on the college website, www.socc.edu, click on the LiveStream button. For those not able to stream live, these lectures will also be archived, with access from the website at https://livestream.com/SWOCC/geology2019-20. Additional talks this year include: Dr. Ginny Edgcomb on life in the lower crust on Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 pm; The 16th Annual Cacsadia Anniversary Lecture (think seismic research and whales) on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm; Dr. Sean Davis with a climate change talk on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm; Dr. Scott Burns discussing Radon on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 pm; and Dr. Jessica Labonté with life around hydrothermal vents on Friday, April 9 at 7:00 pm. Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino, IRIS/SSA, Ocean Discovery Lecture Series, the Southwestern Foundation, and the College.
    For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.
    Clinical Trial Education with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

    09/24/2020

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    Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Sylvia Miller of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, will co-host Clinical Trial Education on Tuesday, October 20 from 12:00pm-1:00pm via Zoom (virtual meeting software).
    Clinical trials help ensure that newly developed medicines and procedures are safe and effective. They bring about discoveries that improve public health and treatment in the future. The purpose of this educational opportunity is to provide clinical trial education to cancer patients, family members, and caregivers of cancer patients in order to understand what participating in a clinical trial means. Anyone 18+ is welcome to join. Participants will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card provided by OHSU.
    This FREE virtual event is open to all. For more information, contact SylviaMiller@millersy@ohsu.edu or (330) 421-9713. To attend event, go to https://is.gd/s64RdQ
    Railroad Group Seeks Christmas Light Help

    09/24/2020

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    The Oregon Coast Historical Railway is seeking a few volunteers to help put up Christmas lights in the display area in Coos Bay. Sanitation measures and social distancing will be followed and there is no interaction with the general public. Please call 541-269-5833.
    South Slough Visitor Center Re-Opened

    09/24/2020

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    South Slough Reserve trails and restrooms re-open, with visitors urged to properly dispose of trash
    Trails and restrooms at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve are also re-opening today, following wildfire and COVID-19 closures.
    South Slough Reserve's restrooms have been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrooms will now be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and trash cans have been added to address a recent increase in littering. A growing number of people have visited the reserve since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional visitors coupled with limited onsite services has resulted in increased littering of trash and feces.
    "It's surprising to me because it's not a problem we've had at this level ever," said Deborah Rudd, Public Involvement Coordinator with South Slough Reserve. "Folks are typically respectful and interested in protecting the reserve."
    Trash and feces impact South Slough Reserve's delicate ecosystem and water quality.
    Visitors are asked to clean up after themselves and their dogs. If the restroom facilities are closed or trash cans are full, visitors should bag and carry their trash out of the reserve until they can dispose of it in an appropriate receptacle.
    More information about keeping South Slough Reserve clean can be found on the Department of State Lands website.
    Current Services Available at Coos Bay Public Library

    09/24/2020

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    Curious about what is currently happening at your local public library? If you want to check out some items, use a computer, or attend a virtual event, Coos Bay Public Library continues to offer a wide variety of services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    For patrons who would like to pick up library materials that have already been placed on hold, Coos Bay Public Library offers curbside pickup on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00 – 5:00pm. Patrons may also pick up library holds or drop off library materials on Friday mornings at the Eastside Fire Station from 9:00-9:30am and the Empire Fire Station from 10:00-10:30am.
    Coos Bay Public Library is open for limited browsing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Patrons will have a chance to browse a portion of the Library and may request assistance from staff to access materials from the closed portions. Computer appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00am or 3:00pm. The appointments are 60-minutes long and need to be scheduled in advance.
    For additional information regarding current services being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library or to schedule a computer appointment, please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 or by visiting us online at http://coosbaylibrary.org.
    Wild Rivers Animal Rescue - Emergency Support Needs

    09/17/2020

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    From Wild Rivers Animal Rescue's Facebook page:
    "We as an animal shelter feel like it's the right thing to help bring in animals in our shelter that have been left homeless due to the fires. To be able to help as many as we can, we are asking for help in fostering some of the animals we already have in the shelter to make room. If this is something you feel you would like to help with, please send us a message. We are also asking for donations to help cover some of the cost.
    Anyone who has evacuated and needs anything pet related is encouraged to come to our shelter. We are open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. We are still needing donations of cat and dog food, carriers, cat litter, litter boxes, all sizes of dog harnesses with leashes, and other pet related items so we can continue to help those in need during this difficult time.
    Visit www.facebook.com/wildrivers.animalrescue, or call 541-247-2514 for details. Wild Rivers Animal Rescue is located at 29921 Airport Way, Gold Beach, OR 97444."
    Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

    03/19/2020

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    By: Coos Health & Wellness
    Coos Health & Wellness will be conducting weekly virtual town halls, every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm. This will be an hour to discuss changes in COVID-19 guidance, Federal/State/Local directions for you as a consumer, and the chance to ask your questions to our local Public Health professionals. Please join us weekly, via Facebook LIVE, to be a part of the conversation.
    Don't have Facebook? That's okay - you can still watch our live stream! Simply head over to our Facebook page, wait for our live stream to start, and then click on the video to tune in. You can find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CoosHealthWellness/ If you would like to ask questions, you can email us at covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us or ask during the live feed in the comments section. We look forward to having you join us.
    Free Energy Saving Products

    09/03/2020

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    On behalf of Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon, we would like to inform you of a free promotion for electric company customers. This promotion will reduce their energy cost. Although things may be difficult right now, our customers are not alone. More time at home means they are likely using more energy, therefore Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon are offering residential customers in Oregon free options to help them reduce energy costs.
    What is happening?
    Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon are offering residential customers in Oregon free options to help them reduce energy costs.
    Now through September 30, 2020, customers can choose between a Nest Thermostat-E or whole house efficiency kit, which contains 12 60w equivalent general-purpose LED light bulbs, two bathroom aerators, one kitchen aerator, one handheld shower head, one LED nightlight and one tier 1 advanced power strip.
    Only residential customers in Oregon who have not received a kit through Energy Trust of Oregon in the last six months, or a smart thermostat ever, are eligible for this offer. Only one thermostat or one kit may be requested per customer.
    Orders will be shipped within 2 to 3 weeks from the end of the promotion to qualified addresses.
    Customers will need the first 8-digits of their Pacific Power account number, along with a valid Oregon mailing address within Pacific Power service territory to access the offer.
    Who should customers contact if they have questions?
    Pacific Power for account related questions – 1-888-221-7070
    Energy Trust of Oregon for questions about other energy efficiency offers and incentives – 1-866-368-7878
    Techniart for ordering, shipping - customerservice@techniart.com (503-505-9590 only for customers who want to order, but do not have access to the internet – this line is available Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST. Customers calling outside of those hours can leave a message and will be called back the next business day)
    Rent Relief & Energy Assistance Available

    09/03/2020

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    In these unprecedented times it becomes more and more important for communities to come together and support each other. If you live in Coos or Curry County and have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic Oregon Coast Community Action is here to help. We currently have available funding to help you get caught up and back on the right track.
    If you have a compromised immune system or have an elevated risk of infection and vulnerability to your health as it relates to COVID 19, you might qualify for assistance with rent relief and, or energy bill payment assistance.
    For energy bill payment assistance please call 541-435-7080 and speak to one of our knowledgeable front desk staff to obtain an application.
    For rent relief please contact 541-435-7080 extension 370 to speak to one of our Housing Stabilization specialists to see if you may be eligible for assistance.
    United Way of Southwestern Oregon Emergency Relief Fund - Donations Needed and Access Info
    Jen Shafer, Executive Director, United Way of Southwestern Oregon
    03/18/2020

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    United Way of Southwestern Oregon has established a local "Emergency Relief Fund" to facilitate immediate assistance with natural and economic disasters in Coos County and Curry County. Donations to this fund will be accepted year-round.
    In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, United Way's local Emergency Relief Fund will provide assistance to community-based organizations offering emergency services and relief to families and individuals in need during this difficult time. United Way's local staff and Board are committed to working diligently to ensure that donations to this fund support those most in need in Coos County and Curry County.
    To donate, please mail a check to UWSWO, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (attn: Emergency Relief Fund) or visit https://unitedwayswo.org/emergency-relief-fund.
    Community-based organizations wishing to be considered for United Way's Emergency Relief funding are invited to email info@unitedwayswo.org or call (541) 267-5202.
    Thank you for helping our community LIVE UNITED.
    Five Ways to Avoid Wildfire Donation Scams

    09/17/2020

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    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wants the public to be aware of a potential for charitable scams as wildfires continue to burn across the state of Oregon.
    "The ongoing wildfires in Oregon are tragic and many are suffering. Kind and generous Oregonians are stepping up to help out by making donations," said AG Rosenblum. "Unfortunately, we know there are some bad actors out there who will try to prosper off any disaster. I encourage Oregonians to give, but I want to help make sure your donations get to the right place and are used for their intended purpose."
    To help with that, several Oregon's leading charities have joined together to create the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund. Oregonians are encouraged to give to that organization or to similar organizations they know are actively involved in relief efforts, including local United Ways in the counties that have been most impacted by the wildfires. For more information on how to give to the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, please visit https://oregoncf.org/oregon-wildfire-relief-recovery/.
    If you are interested in other giving options, give wisely and avoid potential scams by following these five tips:
    1. Do your research.
    There are more than 1 million charities registered with the IRS. Find the best charities for you by visiting one of the following websites:
    * Guide Star: www.guidestar.org
    * Charity Navigator:
    www.charitynavigator.org
    * Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org
    2. Only give to registered charities.
    Before you give, check the Oregon Department of Justice database or call 971-673-1880 to confirm the organization is properly registered with the Oregon Department of Justice.
    3. Monetary donations are usually preferred.
    Organizations can usually accomplish the most with financial donations. Managing and storing gifts of clothing, food, and household items can often strain limited resources. Before donating those kinds of supplies, check in with the organization to make sure they can make use of those donations. Monetary gifts are always appreciated.
    4. Be wary of telephone, email or door to door solicitations.
    Some scam artists may take advantage of current circumstances by soliciting you in these ways. Resist high-pressure appeals for donations and don't send cash or respond to requests to purchase and send gift cards.
    5. Remember that not all gifts are tax-deductible.
    Only gifts to charities that have IRS 501(c)(3) status are tax-deductible. Check the IRS website to ensure your gift is to a qualified organization. Make sure the charity provides written confirmation of your donation. Then keep your records. Gifts to individuals through GoFundMe and similar platforms are not tax-deductible.
    For additional giving tips, please visit https://www.doj.state.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/wise_giving_guide.pdf. If you have concerns about a solicitation, please file a complaint online or call the Charitable Activities Section at 971-673-1880.
    Foster Homes Needed

    05/14/2020

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    Friends of Coos County Animals is seeking foster homes for cats, kittens, large and small dogs. No puppies at the moment, but if you'd like to sign up now for future litters, please contact us. In spite of social distancing, kittens are arriving daily, people move or go into assisted living and cannot take their pets. We can use your help. FOCCAS pays all expenses, you provide a temporary home and love! In return you get lots of purrs and doggie kisses. Call and leave a message at 541-269-1989 and leave us your information (speak slowly and distinctly). Or email us at foccas1@hotmail.com. We'll send you an application.
    Cancelation of Holiday Lights at Shore Acres 2020

    06/04/2020

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    Friends of Shore Acres, Inc. and the Sunset Management Unit of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) announce that the 34th annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres is canceled for the 2020 season due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its potential risk to the health and safety of volunteers, visitors, and park staff.
    Preparation for the event takes many hours of work that would normally start now and last all the way up to the event, and the uncertainty about health conditions between now and November led to this hard decision.
    Our traditional 50-60 thousand visitors represent local, state, national and international communities and increases the potential for spreading COVID-19 among our most vulnerable populations, many of whom volunteer and host this event.
    This decision is a difficult one recognizing the value the Holiday Lights has to the Bay Area. It is disappointing to all of us but the event cannot safely be held this year under the Covid-19 environment.
    South Slough Reserve Is Seeking Education Volunteers

    02/13/2020

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    Assist in the delivery of school field trips as well as family-oriented, outdoor, educational activities and programs. Education volunteers do things like, answer student and visitor questions, assist with program enrollment and sign-in, lead segments of a program, occasionally collect fees/donations, help prepare materials for field trips and programs and assist staff members as needed. (This may include loading/unloading of field gear, educational materials, hiking on forest trails, and walking on uneven terrain like sand or marsh.)
    This position is ideal for a person who is interested in teaching and enjoys the outdoors. Volunteers should also: enjoy working with adults and children, be comfortable interacting with individuals and groups of people, have some knowledge of the natural resources/science and a willingness to learn, and be able to submit to a background check.
    Time Commitment: Field trips generally run Tuesday-Friday during the day from March through June. Typical school programs run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are asking for volunteers to commit to at least three field trips per month.
    Interested persons should contact the South Slough Reserve Public Involvement Coordinator, Deborah Rudd. Deborah.rudd@state.or.us, 541-888-55558 ext. 158 (Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00-4:30)
    Drop-In Computer Labs

    02/21/2019

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    UPDATE: The Library is closed until further notice. This event is CANCELED
    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:
    TBD
    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.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Public Welcome

    02/13/2020

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    please note: This event is cancelled until further notice.
    The Folk Society invites the public to experience the joy of dancing to vibrant live music from around the world. Area musicians and dancers gather together every Monday for an evening of friendly social dancing. This is an ongoing class, however new dancers and musicians are warmly welcomed. The music is always live, and the class is always free. Class meets 7PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the North Bend Housing Authority, 1700 Monroe.
    Learn a variety interesting dances every week, all to live music. This class is ideal for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual social gathering. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend for any class. Every session is a fresh start and all dances are taught.
    The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious Multi- Purpose Room for this weekly class. The main entrance is on Connecticut Street just three blocks west of the North Bend Library. All ages and skill levels can enjoy dancing to live music. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world. These include circles, line dances, set dances, international folk, English 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. Join us on any Monday, for a new dance season.
    Chess Club & Game Group At Port Orford Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    Library Events are cancelled until further notice.
    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.
    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.
    Cat Tales At Port Orford Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    Library Events are cancelled until further notice.
    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.
    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 September 22, 2020
    Mark Joseph Anderson, 62, of Coos Bay, passed away September 14, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Deborah A. Ban 64, of Coos Bay died September 15, 2020 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Jeremy D. Hardisty, 34, of North Bend, passed away on September 22, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Jerome M. Johnson, 49, of Central Point, passed away on September 16, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Gerald Roy Lantto, 85, of Coos Bay, passed away September 19, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Michael G. Lenington, 66, of Lakeside, passed away on September 18, 2020 in Lakeside. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Kent W. Montgomery, 72, of Coos Bay, passed away on September 20, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Samantha "Sam" D. Schultz, 61, of North Bend, passed away on September 16, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Richard Dwain Sumner, 87, of Coos Bay, passed away September 14, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Linda Lee Tate, 73, of Coos Bay, passed away September 17, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

    Services
    Marlene J. Fellows 74, of Coos Bay died September 14, 2020 in Coos Bay. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Park 63060 Millington Frontage Road, Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

    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)
    UPDATE: This attraction is closed until further notice.
    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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    UPDATE: This attraction is closed for the rest of March.
    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 the Holy Redeemers Catholic Church on 16th St. in North Bend. For more information, please contact the facilitator Julie at 541-290-7099.
    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

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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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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