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Out Our Back Door

    Coast Has Lots of Places To Get Away From It All


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    By Tom Baake
    Health authorities say we should avoid crowds, and fortunately for those of us living on or visiting the South Coast, we've got plenty of places offering solitude – and you get some exercise in the bargain.
    Ocean beaches, the Oregon Dunes and miles of publicly-owned forestlands are close at hand, and we're literally surrounded by waterways ranging from lakes to rivers to estuaries. Or stay inside your vehicle while you take a little "windshield tour" of some of our region's backroads and seldom-seen places.
    In Bandon, for example, you've got miles of beach accessible from five places along Beach Loop Drive, and you can walk south for many miles to the entrance of New River. Or head north on US 101 a couple of miles to Bullards Beach State Park, where you'll find another isolated beach for strolling and agate-hunting. At the west end of the park is the Cut Creek trail system for equestrians and hikers, with trails taking in coastal forestlands as well as the beach.
    Just north are the six miles of free public trails in the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, taking in woodlands, wetlands, brushy dunes, a labyrinth and an easy trail to the beach. Once at the beach, you can check out the tremendous tree rootwads that have been flung up like so much flotsam.
    Immediately to the north are Whiskey Run Beach and the beach at Seven Devils State Recreation Site. Access is free at both places, and you can even drive on Whiskey Run if your vehicle is properly equipped and operated by an experienced driver.
    Still heading north, the next opportunity is a gem of the North Bend/Coos Bay area: the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, with more than a half-dozen miles of trails open to free public use from dawn to dusk.
    Charleston is the gateway to an impressive offering of scenic state parks – there are actually four of them – as well as popular Bastendorff Beach County Park. In addition to offering beachwalks long and short, there are trails that go along the headlands as well as up into the adjacent forest. The South Cove at the tip of the cape in Cape Arago State Park has tidepools that can offer absorbing fun watching the tiny critters and strange plants that call these places home.
    In-town parks in Coos Bay include four miles of interconnected, mostly-paved hiking trails around pretty Empire Lakes in John Topits Park in the Empire district. In North Bend, an easy trail connects Simpson and Ferry Road parks.
    Adjacent to the Coos Bay waterfront Boardwalk is a 1-mile, paved hiking trail that skirts the water's edge.
    North of the Bay Area is the North Spit and adjacent Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with literally dozens of opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, surfing and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) riding.
    The North Spit includes land controlled by the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Port of Coos Bay, and Weyerhaeuser Corp., each offering free year round public access.
    The Horsfall Beach access road into the Oregon Dunes leads to campgrounds, day-hikes, a horse campground and trail, and, of course, the namesake beach -- on which it's legal to drive properly equipped, registered and flagged vehicles.
    Speaking of ATVs, Riley Ranch County Park is just to the north and was developed specifically for ATVers, and features access to the Oregon Dunes as well as campsites with plenty of room for "toys." Also in the park is scenic Butterfield Lake, offering fishing and limited boating.
    Not far to the north is Lakeside, whose Ten Mile Lakes literally offer that many miles of boating and fishing fun, while there are private and county parks and campgrounds. A couple of miles north is William Tugman State Park, with a large campground, spacious day-use area, wonderful hiking trail and a handicapped-accessible fishing dock, along with a boat ramp.
    The recreational potential continues northward, with a handful of access places, including those in Winchester Bay. North of Reedsport, there are a couple of U.S. Forest Service campgrounds that are closed for the season, but have hiking trails open all year – such as those at Tahkenitch and Taylor Dunes. The dunes and beach opportunities continue northward to beyond Florence.
    As you might have deduced, there are lots of places to get away here on the South Coast, and they're fortunately close at hand, right out our back door!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
    Ping Pong Offers a Fun Way to Get Some Exercise While Sharpening Your Reflexes


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Enjoying a lively game of table tennis at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Recreation Center are Suzanne Grami and Pat Collins.
    By Tom Baake
    The distinctive sound of ping pong balls clicking against tabletops and paddles mingles with laughter and spirited banter as players enjoy another session of ping pong in the Southwestern Oregon Community College Recreation Center.
    The informal group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, with free admission, and paddles and balls provided. As one participant said, "Show up when you want and go when you please."
    With increased attention on the importance of getting more exercise, staying fit and challenging your brain, ping pong excels. And while it might not be immediately apparent, table tennis is also a low-impact way to build your stamina, whether delivering a top-spin serve or reaching out to return one, or taking part in an extended volley, or even chasing down errant balls.
    The games draw players of all ages and skill levels, although since the sessions are held on work and/or school days, the age range skews to the senior or retired side. The tables, however, are available for free use when the Rec Center is open, and as might be expected, get more use by students and young people in the evening hours when few classes are in session.
    At the twice-weekly morning games, most players enjoy the competition, keeping score as the games progress. Others have fun just volleying the ball back and forth, trying to see how long they can keep playing without a missed shot by one or the other.
    "One hundred and eighty times," says Joe Neill, who regularly attends the twice-weekly sessions. "That was what a couple of our players got the other day." Although not as fierce-sounding as trouncing opponents with your wicked serve, it's almost more impressive. That's a lot of volleys back and forth – 180 times!
    Joe notes that despite the friendly rivalries, "we try to help each other. There's no age limit, and we're nice, welcoming people who take you in no matter what your skill level." Some players have brought their grandkids when they were visiting.
    "It's a game you can play from 5 years old to 90," says Joe. "I can't think of many other sports like that," adding that "some world champion ping pong players would be considered well past their prime in other sports."
    The SWOCC sessions routinely draw veteran players with years of experience, such as Vicky and Harry Munson, both in their eighties. Harry recalls competing as far back as 1953.
    Other "younger" players include Elaine Zimmerman, who started playing about a year ago. Says she: "With table tennis you don't have to run as far but it's still good exercise." Brian Sullivan is another frequent participant.
    But this is not your laid-back party ping pong, as evidenced whenever one of the players takes a break to sit down on one of the nearby chairs to talk to me. It isn't long before one of other players comes over and asks if they're ready to join in again. Several invite me to pick up a paddle and play, but I fear the comic relief that would ensue might upset the session, so I keep declining.
    On the subject of technique, Joe Neill says the sessions inspired him to research the subject on the Internet, and as might be expected, he found lots of useful videos on YouTube. He studies and keeps experimenting with various ways to hold or grip the paddle, as well as methods of serving the ball. Between games, he demonstrates one particularly sophisticated grip which begins with the server's hands held lower than the deck of the tabletop, effectively shielding his hand position and grip from his opponent. As I said, not your average party ping pong.
    "It's a way of getting out all my aggressions," admits Sue Smith. "There aren't many things where you get to be cut-throat."
    Among regular players is SWOCC psychology professor Nate Douda, who also fashions wooden ping pong paddles. He played in college tournaments and leagues, and began attending the SWOCC group about a year and half ago. He's encouraged other faculty members to play, and often shares his enthusiasm with students. "I tell them what I do for fun," he says. "And if they want to play, they can join in."
    And so can you!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or at
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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.

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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.

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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.


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


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


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


CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden


Arlene’s Café General Store


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


Gold Beach

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


Wagon Wheel Grocery


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


Langlois Store


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


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


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


Bridge Store


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


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. 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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. 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