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    THE UNIV. OF OREGON'S CHARLESTON MARINE LIFE CENTER JOINS SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE'S 15TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY

    09/19/2019

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    Free Admission on September 21, 2019 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket
    Charleston, September 17, 2019 — The Charleston Marine Life Center will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine's 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution's Washington D.C.-based museums.
    Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year's event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
    This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian's vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education. Animals use a variety of sounds to communicate as well. At the CMLC, listen to whale songs and to your own attempts to mimic their calls. See how well you did by comparing spectrograms (visual representations of sound) of the whales and yourself.
    The University of Oregon's Charleston Marine Life Center engages visitors of all ages in an exploration of the diversity of marine life found off Oregon—from the shore to the deep sea.
    Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/search.
    For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
    Have Fun in Coos Bay At The Annual Bay Area Fun Festival

    09/19/2019

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    Have Fun in Coos Bay At The Annual Bay Area Fun Festival
    "Our Great Outdoors" is the theme for the greatest party to wrap up summer, The Bay Area Fun Festival. The event is sponsored by the Coos Bay Downtown Association and takes place Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Enjoy fun activities including a parade, shopping, tasty food, car cruise, Pre 10K Run, and live entertainment.
    Enjoy all the fun activities in downtown Coos Bay including one of the largest vendor markets and parade on the Oregon Coast. Vendors will line the streets of Central Avenue between Hwy 101 and 4th Street. The Fun Festival Parade will wind through the streets of downtown Coos Bay starting at 1:00 pm. Watch to see which float will win the best-executed theme "Our Great Outdoors!"
    The annual Prefontaine Memorial Run is a 10K run honoring Coos Bay's native son, Steve Prefontaine, who changed the running world before his untimely death. The run follows his traditional running route and is scheduled for 10 am on Saturday, September 21st. The Pre Run 5K starts at 9:45 am on Saturday. The Pre Run for Kids will take place on Sunday, September 16th at 1:30 pm.
    If you enjoy vintage automobiles, you'll be in heaven at the Rotary Cruz the Coos and Show 'n Shine sponsored by the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club. The Show 'n Shine takes place at the Mill Casino Saturday from 10am-3pm. The Cruz The Coos will take you back to those happy days of the 1950s. Up to 500 classic cars and trucks will take to the streets of downtown Coos Bay Saturday starting at 6 pm. Bring your chair and listen to classic "cruisin' tunes" at 4th and Central at the Cruz Awards lane (located near the entertainment stage) provided by K-DOCK 92.9 FM.
    Throughout the festival, K-DOCK Radio and Sound & Music present live, local music on the RockFest stage. Enjoy the music while you visit local craft and food vendors. The music features Border Patrol, CRBQ, Toyz, Timberwolf, and Aurora. The stage is located at 4th and Central downtown Coos Bay.
    Applications for vendors and the parade are still being accepted and can be found on the Bay Area Fun Festival website. You can also get information on all the activities taking place by visiting www.bayareafunfestival.com . Learn more about the Coos Bay Downtown Association at www.coosbaydowntown.org . For info contact Holly Boardman at 541-266-9706 or by email at director@coosbaydowntown.org.
    Free Admission At Coos Art Museum During The Steve Prefontaine Memorial Run
    Coos Bay, Oregon – Through the generosity of the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee admission will be free at Coos Art Museum during the Memorial Run events on Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. Steve Prefontaine is remembered and honored in his home town of Coos Bay through a variety of ways including the Prefontaine Memorial Run. At Coos Art Museum, the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery houses a large collection of Steve Prefontaine's awards and memorabilia, as well as numerous photographs highlighting his illustrious running career.
    In order to make this gallery display available to all of the runners and Pre's fans, the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee has arranged to make Museum admission free prior to and during the race. To accommodate the public during the Bay Area Fun Festival, the Museum will have special extended hours on Saturday September 21, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday September 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition to the Prefontaine Gallery, Museum visitors can view: The 26th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition; Featured Maritime Artist – Calvin Liang, Let it Be: Randomness in Abstract Art – Rebecca Arthur and Geralyn Inokuchi, and Adopt-an-Artwork.
    Register for Show & Shine and Cruise During Fun Fest

    09/12/2019

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    If you'd like to enter your classic car into the Coos the Coos and the Show & Shine during the annual Fun Festival in Coos Bay be sure to get registered early.
    You can register early on Friday September 20, 2019 at the Mill Casino North Parking Lot! 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
    If you can't attend on Friday you can still register online or on Saturday, September 21, from 8am-10am in the Mill Casino's north parking lot. Pre-registration can be done online, however those who pre-register will need to pick up their registration numbers and other items at the registration. Vehicle Inspections will take place at registration. Those who do not pre-register can register, purchase t-shirts, get information about the Rotary events and more. Space is limited in both events, so pre-registration is recommended.
    September 21, 2019 Events:
    The Show 'n Shine, from 11am-3pm, will be held at the Mill Casino North Parking Lot. Vintage cars and trucks will be on display. Look at the beautifully detailed vehicles (1979 and older), talk with the owners and visit the restaurants inside the casino. Awards, raffles and more.
    Cruz The Coos, 6pm-8pm, City Streets, downtown Coos Bay
    The cruise runs through the streets of downtown Coos Bay and is enjoyed by thousands of spectators. The Cruz the Coos is limited to 500 vehicles, and must be 1979 and older. Proceeds generated from entry fees are put to use by the Rotary club to fund projects throughout the area including scholarships, humanitarian efforts and other non-profit organizations in the community.
    For more information or to register online, visit www.cruzthecoos.com
    Upcoming Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Events

    09/19/2019

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    The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers invite you to join us for some upcoming musical events. September 21st is the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we will be returning to the Winchester Bay Community Center. The Center is located at 635 Broadway in Winchester Bay. The stage show begins at 1pm and goes until 3pm. Possible circle jam to follow the show from 3pm-4pm. Cookies and Coffee provided. Feel free to bring your stringed acoustic instrument and join in the music. Admission is free!
    On Saturday September 28th, you will find us at the Harvest Festival in Myrtle Point. We will be playing in front of the Cherry Creek Floral, located at 608 Spruce St. from Noon till 2pm. This is always a fun event, with a wide variety of street activities happening, all in the heart of Myrtle Point. Please join us for either or both events!
    Free Kayak Tour Set for Saturday

    09/19/2019

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    The final group kayaking tour of the summer season on the Coquille River is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept, 21, with paddlers launching from the Arago boat ramp and making their way to the Sturdivant Park boat ramp in Coquille. The free, 9-mile paddle event will take about 3 hours down the river, with an outgoing tide to assist. There will be a free shuttle service to take paddlers back to their starting point. Kayak rentals are available through South Coast Tours. Call Dave at (541)373-0487 to reserve a kayak. Paddlers can also consider attending the Coquille Watershed Association 25th Anniversary Gala happening that evening at the Coquille Community Center. More details of that event elsewhere in this Shopper edition. For more information on the Coquille River Water Trail, check their website or Facebook page
    Hiking Group Heads to Camp Myrtlewood

    09/19/2019

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    The South Coast Striders hiking group will visit the Camp Myrtlewood trails near Bridge this Sunday, Sept. 22. As usual, there will be a long and short hike. Camp Myrtlewood is a classic "church camp" in a beautiful, 158-acre setting of temperate rainforest, streams, meadows and rustic buildings. Launched in 1936 with a land donation, the camp welcomes over 2,000 people per year for a variety of workshops, camp sessions and get-togethers. It's technically referred to as an "environmental stewardship and hospitality ministry" of the Church of the Brethren.
    Hikers planning to attend this Sunday's event are asked to email hikes@coostrails.com
    so organizers will have an approximation of how many people to expect. Hikers should meet at 10 a.m. at Camp Myrtlewood, which is located off state Highway 42 about 3.5 miles south of the hamlet of Bridge on Myrtle Creek Road. For Google Earth and GPS fans, Camp is at 42°59'15" N and 124°00'46" W. Myrtle Creek Road is about 9 miles east of Myrtle Point. More details at www.coosbaydowntown.org .
    Watershed Group Plans Gala

    09/19/2019

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    The Coquille Watershed Association will celebrate 25 years of restoring working agricultural lands and habitats with an anniversary gala this Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Coquille Community Center. The evening will include dinner (catered by The Loft), presentations, music from Sly and Friends, and a silent auction. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served from 5:30 to 6:30.
    The Coquille watershed encompasses a 1,089 square mile area primarily located in Coos County, and provides critical habitats for native fish and wildlife species including salmon, lamprey, amphibians, birds, and waterfowl. The non-profit watershed association works with landowners, government agencies, grant organizations, Indian tribes and conservation groups to restore and maintain the watershed -- which is also home to about 23,000 people -- and supports a diverse natural resource-based economy including ranching, timber, recreation, and tourism. Get more information on their Facebook and web pages.
    Southwestern Oregon Preppers Meeting

    09/19/2019

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    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon PM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the parking lot at Sixes River Grange Hall, 44556 Hwy 101, Sixes, Oregon 97476. Come rain or shine.
    The main topic is "Prepping Skills and Drills". Bring your bugout bag and something to sit on. Your knowledge, skills and equipment will be tested. You will learn your strengths and weaknesses. If you missed these sessions before, here's another chance! SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.
    This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be "on their own" in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.
    Get Ready Coos Bay

    09/19/2019

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    For the eighth year in a row, NW Natural and the American Red Cross will host "Get Ready" events around the state to help you prepare for natural disasters.
    Get Ready is free and open to everyone. This year's Coos Bay event will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 11am-2pm at th Coos Bay Fire Station, located at 450 Elrod Ave.
    The first 100 attendees will receive a starter emergency kit, and there will also be the chance to enter a drawing to win a family emergency preparedness kit. At most locations, free lunch will be offered.
    Oregon Hazardous Materials Response Teams, Coos County Emergency Management, Coos Bay Police Department, North Coos 911 Center, Bay Cities Ambulance, Southwestern Oregon Preppers, Hazmat Team 15, Coast CPR, Car Seat Coalition, Bay Area Hospital, Coos Health & Wellness, Coos FPA, Coos County Master Food Preservers, Oregon Utility Notification Center/OUNC, Oregon State Police, Coos County CERT Teams, United Way of Southwestern Oregon, NOAA.
    C.E.R.T. Disaster Preparedness Course

    08/29/2019

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    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
    CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
    Free classes start September 24, 2019. This course will run eight weeks on Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm at the CHEC Building located at 3950 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR 97467 (big brick building with flag pole on top of the hill). For more info email empirecert.coosbay@yahoo.com, call 541-404-6307 or visit bayareacert.com.
    Death Notices & Services

    08/30/2018

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    Updated September 19, 2019
    Juanita "Nita" L. Carlson, 96, of North Bend, passed away on September 12, 2019 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Rena M. Clemons, 56, of Coos Bay died September 16, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Robert Cox, 63, of Coos Bay, passed away on September 16, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Linda L. Hayes 77, of Coos Bay died September 8, 2019 in Coos Bay. No public services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Michael Joseph Herrera, 77, of Coos Bay passed away September 14, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Gertrude Dolly Sauers, 97, of North Bend, passed away on September 11, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service www.coosbayareafunerals.com
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary www.nelsonsbam.com
    Purebred or Mixed...Would You Like To Earn A Blue Ribbon For Your Dog!

    09/12/2019

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    You might be interested in getting a ''Title ". This is new for dogs from the American Kennel Club. Its called "Canine Good Citizen" or CGC. It is open for all dogs whether purebred or mixed. Cost of test is only $10. Once you pass, you will get a CGC certificate and a blue ribbon with photo. CGC collar tags order info.
    Our Good Citizen test is very easy. It takes just a few minutes. While your dog is on a 15ft leash that we provide,he has to sit, lie down and come when called. He also has to walk nicely on a leash and meet another dog . With the CGC tag on your collar, you will be very proud of your dog when going out and about!
    The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing American Kennel Club program stresses responsible dog ownership, basic training and good manners. Besides that, dogs love to please and be taught by their owners! To learn more go to AKC.org/CGC.
    Most therapy dog groups require passing the CGC as a prerequisite to becoming a therapy dog. Some insurance companies recommend CGC. Owners of apartments sometimes require a CGC for resident dogs. Even RV parks for certain dogs. Also when trying to get into an apartment or rental house, most accept the CGC title.
    Our therapy group, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs will be holding our next test is Saturday, 28, 2019 from 11am-1pm at the Pony Village Mall, room 151, Across from JoAnns. The fee is $10. Please come and join us. or call Joanna at 541-267-6258 or go online to furryfriendstherapydogs.org We look forward to seeing you and your dog there! Even if you do not have a dog and would like to see the test, you are welcome to come.
    Talk Like a Pirate Day at NBPL

    09/19/2019

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    On September 19th the North Bend Public Library and the North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool will celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with music, games, prizes, displays and a family swim party. All ages are welcome in both locations.
    During the week of September 16-20, kids will hear stories about pirates during storytime and people can post their pirate names at the library. Books, movies, and other pirate-themed materials will be featured and available for checkout at the library.
    There are two piratical events scheduled for Thursday the 19th. From 3 to 5 pm, the self-described "greatest seasong shanty supergroup in the land" Starboard Watch will perform in the library, and at 7 pm the North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool will host a pirate pool party. Swimmers can walk the plank, pin the tail on the parrot and search for treasure at the Sunken Treasure swim party. The pool is located at 2455 Pacific Street in North Bend. Mermaid swimming tails will be allowed in the pool, provided an adult guardian is in the pool with the mermaid.
    Admission to the pool is free and children who attend will be given a free book and swimming pass they may use on their next visit to the pool.
    Drop-In Computer Labs

    02/21/2019

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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next labs will be on Wednesday, September 18 from 11am-1pm; Wednesday, October 2 from 2:00pm-4:00pm; and Monday, October 21 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.
    AARP Driver Safety Classes

    03/21/2019

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    AARP Smart Driver Course in September 2019
    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.
    Thursday, September 12th, 9am-4pm at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Newmark Center, 2110 Newmark Ave, Room 207, Coos Bay. To register, please call Sharon Bessey, 541 269-0845
    AARP SDTEK Course in September 2019
    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.
    Thursday, September 19th, 1:15pm to 2:45pm, at the Coos Bay Public Library in the Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. To register please call: 877-805-0458. .
    SPANGLISH!: Spanish Conversational Program

    09/19/2019

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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 held on Saturday, September 21 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.
    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 Sept 20, 2019 - "Surfing the Web". The focus is on the steps used to save web pages, create a home page, download files and or applications and so much more.
    For more information email cbascc@gmail.com. Check out our website www.bascc.info
    Free Caregiver Classes: Powerful Tools For Caregivers

    09/12/2019

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    A free series of caregiver classes runs for six consecutive Wednesdays –October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2019. Please choose afternoons or evenings and register for only one series. Afternoons from 3pm-4:30pm; Evenings from 6pm-7:30pm. Classes are held at the Bay Area Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman, NB (across from Baycrest Village)
    This class teaches skills to help unpaid caregivers take care of themselves. Valuable information and personal sharing benefits anyone who is caring for an older adult --family member, neighbor or friend whether they are living with you, nearby or across the country.
    Class size is limited, and registration is necessary! For more information, call Char Luther, 541-297-9256 or email ckluther@hotmail.com with ckluther@hotmail.com in subject line.
    Classes and accompanying book are free thanks to funding from Area Agency on Agency, a service of South Coast Business Employment Corporation.
    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.
    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
    Square Dancing in the year 2019!

    08/22/2019

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    Square Dancing is still alive and well in 2019! Square dancing is excellent exercise for both the body and the brain. Research has shown that learning to dance is a great way to stave off dementia. And as a bonus, it is lots of fun! We are fortunate to have 3 square dance clubs in our area.
    Saints N' Aints, Coos Bay; Patrick 541-510-1276
    Sets in Order, Coquille; Coleeta 541-294-5679
    Beachcombers, Port Orford; Dave 541-771-1706.
    All have active clubs. All clubs offer ongoing classes and welcome any newcomer from age 10-100. No partner? No problem. Come on along and we'll work it out. Bring your best friend, that will work too. Hope to see you soon.
    Young Writers Group

    08/29/2019

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    Do you have a student in your life who enjoys writing stories, poetry, or comic strips? The Young Writers Group at Coos Bay Public Library is a great place for writers ages 11-18 to find inspiration, connect with peers, and get tips from experts. Young writers can come enjoy an after school snack, meet and learn from Oregon authors, and receive encouragement and feedback on their own writing. These workshops take place once a month at the library. For dates and more information, call Coos Bay Public Library at 541-269-1101 or visit www.coosbaylibrary.org.
    Southwestern Expands Nursing Program

    09/05/2019

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce that it has increased first-year nursing student enrollments for fall 2019 by 16 students. This is up from 24 students in 2018, to 40 students on the Coos campus arriving next month. In addition, we plan to continue to admit to the Coquille cohort four students, and increase the Curry cohort to six students. This brings the total Southwestern Oregon Community College incoming fall 2019 nursing student enrollment to 50 students!
    The prospect of a nursing shortage causes great concern for health officials and healthcare industry leaders. Nursing shortages are problematic for workforce planners as there are simply not enough nurses to fill vacant positions. This creates significant effects on healthcare quality and delivery, as nurses provide the highest percentage of patient care (Oulton, 2006).
    Having an adequate supply of nurses is critical to providing access and quality health care to our local community. There are many challenges to maintaining an adequate supply of nurses, including the aging population of Oregon, and the impending retirement of experienced nurses. In addition to the nursing shortage, by 2025 over half of the nursing faculty that is educating in Oregon right now will retire.
    Southwestern is proud to be addressing this serious shortage with the addition of nursing faculty and clinical facility sites. The turning point to increasing enrollment has come about by utilizing bachelor-prepared nurses from the local community to teach the clinical and lab portions of the curriculum. This frees up our master-degree nursing faculty to be in the classroom.
    Southwestern would like to take this opportunity to thank our clinical partners!
    The following clinical sites have been acquired for the incoming first year nursing co-hort:
    36 students at Bay Area Hospital (BAH) in Coos Bay
    Two students at Lower Umpqua Hospital (LUH) in Reedsport
    Two students at Southern Coos Hospital (SCH) in Bandon
    Four Students to Coquille Valley Hospital (CVH) in Coquille
    Six students at Curry General Hospital (CGH) in Gold Beach
    Southwestern Nursing Department staff are as follows:
    Director of Nursing and Allied Health: Joannie Miller FNP, MSN, RN.
    Fulltime Faculty: Elizabeth Cooper MSN, RN; Judith Dornbach DNP, MSN, RN; Carma Erickson-Hurt DNP, MSN, RN; and Leigh Eswonia BSN, RN – LAB.
    Full time Staff: Jade Stalcup Admin Assistant; and Allison Seeley SIM tech.
    Part time Clinical Faculty: Sylvia Wenbourne BSN, RN–BAH–6 students; Michele Pringle BSN, RN-BAH-6 students; Heather Aldrich BSN, RN-BAH-6 students; Robin Finney MSN, RN-BAH-6 students; Kristen Hyatt BSN, RN-BAH-6 students; Andrea Van Pelt BSN, RN-BAH-6 students; Elizabeth Turner BSN, RN-CGH-6 students; Susan Sefers BSN, RN-CVH-4 students; Carol Swift MSN, RN-LUH-2 students; and Regina Holman BSN, RN-SCH-2 students.
    Part time Lab Faculty: Nancy Erb GNP, MSN, RN-LAB - Curry; and Lisa Lagesse MSN, RN-LAB - Coos
    Southwestern's Nursing Department would also like to acknowledge the support we have received from the Southwestern administration, our SWOCC family, and Southwest Oregon Workforce Investment Board who is providing a stipend to financially support the clinical staff. This exciting achievement would not have been possible without their support.
    For more information concerning Nursing and Allied Health Care programs at Southwestern please call 541-888-7342.
    Drumming Circle At Unity By The Bay

    07/18/2019

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    The Unity By The Bay Drumming Circle meets on the first Monday and third Wednesdays at 6:30pm. All are welcome. If you don't own a drum, the group has a few available.
    Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts the immune system. In addition, specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming reduces tension, anxiety and stress. Drumming is also a great workout for your brain and actually can make you smarter because when you drum you access your entire brain. Research shows that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain actually synchronizes the left and right hemispheres
    Unity By The Bay is located at 2100 Union Street, North Bend.
    Monday Night Dance Class at Port Orford Public Library

    06/27/2019

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    Every Monday at 6:30pm, Port Orford Library Community Room. Instructor, Cory Von Korfff, student of world-famous Jazz dance pioneer, the late Frankie Manning. Cost: free, with donation jar for those who are able to contribute. Class is geared towards adults. Kids 9 and up are welcome with a participating adult. Music genres include R&B, swing, and classic country. For more info call 541-655-0678.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Traditional Dance Lessons

    01/10/2019

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

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    Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas County Residents: South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2019/20 program year! We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start. Priority is given to Homeless children, Foster children, and children with disabilities.
    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 9am-3pm. Admission is free. Display includes steam and diesel engines, two vintage cabooses and other equipment that can be boarded. Ring the bells! The museum features photos, equipment and artifacts of railroading and logging industries, as well as a toy train layout for youngsters. Like them on Facebook
    Second Sundays at the Coos History Museum: Family Fun Day!

    11/01/2018

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

    03/14/2019

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    Come to the North Bend Public Library for community helper storytime for children and families. Every Monday at 10:30am. Each 20-30 minute program will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays shared by North Bend Oregon Police Department Chief Kappelman. The North Bend Public Library is located at 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend. For more information call 541-756-0400.
    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.
    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 Holly Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don't have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.
    Body Awareness Class by Kim Lieurance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Body Awareness Class: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O'Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.
    Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. "Love offering" or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat. Contact: d.tharsing@gmail.com
    Circles in the Sand: Circles in the Sand is dedicated to the path of the labyrinth as a means of meditation, transformation and healing. Face Rock viewpoint, Bandon. Draw starts about 2 hours before walk time. Dates and walk times listed on line at www.sandypathbandon.com
    Family Skate Night: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm - $3 per person. Coquille Community Building, 115 N Birch St, Coquille.
    Free Swim Saturdays at NB Pool: Advanced Health and the City of North Bend are presenting FREE SWIM DAYS at the North Bend Pool on these Saturdays: June 15, 22, 29. TIMES: Lap & Fitness - 12:00-1:30 pm, and Open Swim* - 1:30-4:00 pm. All children under the age of 6, those wearing lifejackets and non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by an adult and remain within arm's reach. Call 541-756-4915 for more info. The North Bend Municipal pool is located near North Bend High School at 2455 Pacific, North Bend. Visit www.northbendoregon.us/pool for other scheduled swim times.
    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

    08/10/2018

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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.
    VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITES

    08/16/2018

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

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

    AARP is Recruiting Volunteers for Coos Bay, North Bend
    If you're passionate about safety, enjoy helping others and strive to make your community a better place, then AARP Driver Safety would like to meet you.
    We have immediate openings in the southern coastal area covering Coos Bay, North Bend.
    Please note that all AARP Driver Safety volunteer positions are unpaid. However, volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage, parking and basic supplies.
    If you have a prior teaching, training or an instructor background, or have been an associated with driving, such as in law enforcement, trucking, taxi driving or if you just like interfacing and helping people, we would love to tell you more about this opportunity.
    Go to www.aarp.org/volunteernow and fill out the online application.
    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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Classified Ad deadline is every Tuesday at noon for Thursday's edition. You can have a maximum of 5 free classified ads per household each week, 15 words or less, PRIVATE PARTIES ONLY. There is a charge for additional classified ads, ads of 15 words or more, and other non-qualifying ads are subject to a charge. See Ad Guidelines and Rates. Garage Sales are a bit different than other classifieds. To prevent confusion they have their own Garage Sale Ad Submit Form, located on the main menu!

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. ~ 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