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    Tribe Offers Vaccinations To Local Adults

    04/06/2021

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    The Coquille Indian Tribe once again will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the general public on Friday, April 9, at The Mill Casino-Hotel.
    In the spirit of potlatch, the coastal Indian tradition of sharing resources, the tribe is offering vaccinations to anyone age 18 or older living in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson or Lane counties. You do not need to be a tribal member or be affiliated with the tribe to participate in this special event.
    This clinic will provide the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses four weeks apart.
    Vaccinations will take place from noon to 8 p.m. in The Mill's Salmon Room. (Instead of using the main entrance, please look for the specially designated door on the casino's west side.)
    To schedule an appointment, go to the tribe's website, www.coquilletribe.org. Once there, click on the white box labeled, "COVID-19 Vaccines." Choose an "Open Appointments" link to self-schedule an April 9 vaccination. The page also offers vaccination updates.
    ASL Practice Place

    03/11/2021

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    Coos Bay Public Library has partnered with instructor, Kandy Bergquist, to offer ASL PRACTICE PLACE via Zoom (virtual meeting software). Bergquist teaches American Sign Language and Signed English at Southwestern Oregon Community College. She has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing as an interpreter, classroom aid, and Speech Pathologist. We meet every third Thursday of the month @ 12:00pm. Next event: Thursday, April15
    Program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let's sign!
    This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their ASL conversational skills. Register for this event @ https://is.gd/daR3SI
    Poetry of the Pandemic: a Haiku Event at Coos Art Museum

    03/04/2021

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    Coos Bay, OR – Coos Art Museum is hosting a display of pandemic poetry April 16 through June 26, 2021. The residents of Oregon's South Coast were invited to submit haiku poems on the theme of everyday life during the pandemic. These poems are on display in the museum's Clare Wehrle Community Gallery. The public will be invited to help select a "People's Choice Award" the winner of which will receive a small prize from the Museum. The Museum is also creating a commemorative booklet of the submitted poems.
    Haiku are a form of Japanese poetry. They are small and humble poems that depict the everyday world around us and give a flash of insight into that world. A haiku is a poem which traditionally has 17 syllables divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5. This format is often not required in English haiku.
    Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon's scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of art activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.
    Whale Watching Season Returns

    03/18/2021

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    People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.
    Watch the horizon for nearly 20,000 gray whales as they travel north on their towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June..
    Learn more at whalespoken.wordpress.com. More info about state parks on the coast is on oregonstateparks.org.
    Free Caregiver Classes: Powerful Tools For Caregivers

    04/01/2021

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    This free series of caregiver classes begins on April 14, 2021 and runs for six consecutive Wednesdays ending on May 19, 2021.
    Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.
    Due to the changing times, this series of classes will only be offered online. Internet access is required. When you call to pre-register, our support team will provide orientation and training to answer any questions and guide you to successful participation in the class. This new format means you can participate from the safety of your home.
    Afternoon and evening classes are offered; afternoons from 3:00-4:30 OR evenings from 6:00-7:30.
    Valuable information and personal sharing time benefit 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 required! For more information, call Char Luther, 541.297.9256 or email charluther@gmail.com with Caregiver in subject line.
    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is provided as a service of the Area Agency on Aging, a Service of South Coast Business Employment Corporation.
    Keeping Your Mind Sharp

    04/08/2021

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    Contributed By: All Tribes Mental Health
    Human beings have been looking for ways to stave off the effects of aging since… well, forever. You might first think of exercise and skincare regimens, but minds need exercise, too. Learning new skills has been shown to be one of the best ways to create and strengthen the connections in the brain, whether it's by picking up a paintbrush or a new language. Crafts—such as knitting, crochet, and quilting—are a great way to combine the positive cognitive effects of both taking on new challenges and engaging in social activities.
    You can find groups in your area through websites like Nextdoor and Meetup, or join communities online such as Ravelry and Reddit. For those in Coos Bay, All Tribes Mental Health is holding crochet groups at the Hall Building, Mondays at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm – call 541-366-7640 to learn more!
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club Zoom Meeting

    03/02/2021

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    Friday, April 2, 2021 - Host Dennis Dater
    Time: 10:00 am
    Topic: "Windows 10 built-in utility programs" – The presentation will be on Windows 10 built in programs which allow the users to monitor their system, test, trouble shoot, and clean up their computer which should allow it to run faster.
    We would like to have you as our guest. Our Zoom meetings presentations are on computer topics with emphasis on helping you the PC user.
    In order to protect and keep our Zoom meetings secure, we only ask that you register for the meeting:
    Simply email: cbascc@gmail.com
    In the email Subject, type - "Attend Zoom Meeting"
    In the text include, a first and last name and email Address. Do you have a computer question? Place the question in the text for us to research.
    An email reply will be sent back, with the meeting time, date, and Zoom meeting invitation link.
    Maybe you never tried Zoom. We can help. Send an email to: cbascc@gmail.com
    In the email Subject, type - "Help with Zoom".
    In the text include, a first and last name, email Address and phone number.
    We will contact you. Our club support can help you with Zoom.
    COMMUNITY COOKING WITH THE CO-OP: Starring Jamar

    03/09/2021

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    Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Coos Head Food Co-op, will co-host COMMUNITY COOKING WITH THE CO-OP: Starring Jamar every fourth Thursday at 5:30pm on Zoom (virtual meeting software). Next event: Thursday, April 22
    Coos Bay Library has teamed up with Coos Head Food Co-op's Outreach Coordinator, Jamar, to provide safe, easy, and healthy recipes to create at home. Join us virtually for this fun community event! For his April recipe, Jamar will be featuring Coos Earth Tempeh Tacos.
    This event is FREE and open to everyone. For ingredients and access, please register by going to https://is.gd/va3Wd9
    Grandparent Scams: Now Coming to Your Front Door

    03/25/2021

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    In a new twist on an old scam, older adults all across the United States have been duped into handing over cash at their front door, thinking they're helping a loved one who is in danger.
    It happened to a resident of Lake Oswego in October 2020, and the Oregon Department of Justice has reason to believe the same scammers are making their way back to Oregon to scam even more older adults.
    Here's what you should know to stay safe:
    In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, calling or sending messages urging you to wire money immediately. They'll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like paying a hospital bill or needing to leave a foreign country. They pull at your heartstrings so they can trick you into sending money before you realize it's a scam. In these days of Coronavirus concerns, their lies can be particularly compelling. And unlike earlier versions of the scam where callers tell victims they must send money by wire transfer or pre-paid gift cards or some other internet transfer, the caller says it's urgent and they'll come to the victim's home to collect the money.
    So, how can you avoid grandparent scams or family emergency scams? If someone calls or sends a message claiming to be a grandchild, other family member or friend desperate for money:
    Resist the urge to act immediately – no matter how dramatic the story is.
    Verify the caller's identity. Ask questions that a stranger couldn't possibly answer. Call a phone number for your family member or friend that you know to be genuine. Check the story out with someone else in your family or circle of friends, even if you've been told to keep it a secret.
    Don't send cash, gift cards, or money transfers – once the scammer gets the money, it's gone!
    Never open your door for anyone you don't know.
    Call the police immediately if you have reason to believe you've fallen victim to this scam.
    If you have fallen victim to a scam, you can file a complaint online at www.oregonconsumer.gov or call the Attorney General's Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392 and ask that a complaint form be mailed to you.
    Learn more online at www.oregonconsumer.gov.
    Geology Lecture Series - You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life

    04/01/2021

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's popular Geology Lecture Series continues virtually with Dr. Jessica Labonté, on the topic "You Are What You Eat: How Nutrients in Coastal Sediments Affect Life" at 7 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 via Livestream at the college website (https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21).
    Dr. Labonté received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Laval University, and her Ph.D from the University of British Columbia. She was a post-doctoral researcher at Bigelow Laboratory before heading to Texas A&M University at Galveston, where she currently is an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on determining the role of viruses in aquatic environments, from the surface to below the seafloor, through the characterization of their relationships with their hosts.
    "You are what you Eat" will focus on microbes, which make up the majority of the biomass in sediment, where they play a role in cycling organic carbon and regulate the fluctuation of organic matter. In the past year we have heard a lot about viruses, messenger RNA and more. This talk will look into how anoxic sediments (those lacking oxygen) play a role in the chemistry, genetics and virus-host interactions. This is a field that has limited research. Dr. Labonté and her team will take us to the Bahamas and the anoxic sediments found in the Blackwood Sinkhole. She will present the results of their analysis of the chemistry (looking at nutrients, carbon and nitrogen in the pores of the sediment), the biology of the microbial community (genetics and rRNA), and the virus-host interactions. Looking at these relationships they hope to gain a better understanding of the role nutrients play in shaping viral and simple single celled communities, as well as how those communities shape their environment.
    Additional talks scheduled in the series this year include: a double header of IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturers on Tuesday, May 11th with Dr. Guoqinq Lin (University of Miami) with "The 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption: Expected or a Surprise?" at 3:00 pm and Dr. Ben Holtzman (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University) with "Seismology with your Ears: Listening to Patterns in Tectonic, Volcanic and Human-induced Earthquakes?" at approximately 4:15 pm.
    All lectures in the series are free. The 2020-21 series of talks are streamed live from the college website via Livestream and archived for future viewing at: https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21.
    Lecture Series Sponsors include: DB Western, Southwestern Foundation, The Mill Casino, IRIS/SSA, Ocean Discovery Lecture Series and the College. For additional information (or to submit questions prior to the talk) contact Ron Metzger at rmetzger@socc.edu or 541-888-7216.
    ¡SPANGLISH VIRTUAL!: Spanish Conversational Program

    02/18/2021

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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡SPANGLISH VIRTUAL! via Zoom (virtual meeting software). We meet twice a month on every first Wednesday @ 12:00pm and every third Saturday @ 10:30am. The next sessions will be on Wednesday, April 7 from 12pm-1pm and April 17 from 10:30am-11:30am.

    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 one hour 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 anyone who wishes to sharpen their Spanish conversational skills. Register for this event @ https://is.gd/lC87ZB
    Southwestern Student Jordyn Tippett Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

    04/01/2021

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is thrilled to announce that student Jordyn Tippett has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. This accolade comes on the heels of her being selected for the All-Oregon Academic Team.
    Having moved to Coos Bay four years ago, at Southwestern, Jordyn has been heavily involved in college life. She's a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, serves as vice president of the TRIO Student Support Services Club, as well as being a peer mentor and tutor for the program. After graduating this spring, she will continue her education transferring to Western Oregon University where she will study psychology and business.
    Jordyn shares, "I aspire to become a counselor and provide comprehensive services to my rural community. My plan is to receive my degree in counseling so I can create a new cohesive and alternative style to counseling. I want to be a strong professional and supportive matriarch to guide others to their best life."
    Southwestern offers many opportunities for students to excel through clubs and support groups. Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges, helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. For information on Phi Theta Kappa at Southwestern please email amy.smith@socc.edu or nicole.freim@socc.edu.
    TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides select students with free academic support services designed to help them succeed in college and prepare for their next steps. For more information on the benefits of the TRIO SSS program please visit www.socc.edu/trio or call 541-888-7419.
    Umpqua River Fall Chinook Salmon Need Your Help

    03/25/2021

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    Contributed By: Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay S.T.E.P. (Salmon Trout Enhancement Program)
    Umpqua river fall Chinook salmon runs are struggling. Climate change, poor ocean conditions, and loss of spawning and rearing habitat are causing natural salmon populations to decline dramatically.
    If we are to continue angling for and harvesting Umpqua river fall Chinook salmon in a sustainable fishery your volunteer help is desperately needed.
    The Gardiner, Reedsport, Winchester Bay Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) provides over 150,000 fall Chinook smolt for release in the lower Umpqua river resulting in the return of nearly 3000 adult salmon.
    GRWB STEP needs volunteers to donate your knowledge, work experience and a few hours of time each week to hatchery facilities maintenance, capturing adult salmon broodstock, brood stock spawning and raising juvenile salmon.
    We do not get many accolade's, but we do get to learn about salmon, meet new friends and gain a sense of accomplishment in knowing our work is providing a sustainable fishery that does not impact natural runs of Chinook salmon.
    Check us out on face book: www.facebook.com/LowerUmpquaSTEP.org
    Contact us at: Umpqua.rock@charter.net
    We will gladly mail information and an application.
    Get Your Pets Spayed and/or Neutered - Vouchers Available

    03/25/2021

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    Kitten season is here!!! Friends of Coos County Animals wishes to remind all cat owners who cannot afford to spay and neuter their animals, that we can help! Due to a generous donation from the Johnston Foundation we have funds available to help get your pet spayed or neutered at Snipped Low Cost Clinic. For assistance, please call our answer-only line at 541-269-1989 and leave the info requested: name and address, name, age and sex of animal (list the breed if it's a dog). Speak slowly and distinctly, a volunteer will send you a voucher, and you can then schedule your appointment with S/Nipped.
    Please don't delay, kittens as young as 4 months can and are reproducing!!
    The South Coast Shopper has an opening for an Advertising Sales Agent

    08/03/2020

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    If you love the Southern Oregon Coast Community and want to participate in making our local economy stronger this is the job for you! The South Coast Shopper is looking for a qualified and energetic candidate to sell advertising to local businesses. The South Coast Shopper is the largest free weekly community publication on the entire Southern Oregon Coast, reaching four coastal counties with 18,000 papers printed every week.

    Duties: Maintaining existing customer base and acquiring new customers. This job will require going out into the field, meeting with clients, and will include traveling to assigned territories along the Southern Oregon Coast and inland.
    Recommend appropriate sizes and design for advertising, depending on medium being used.
    Draw up contracts for advertising work, and collect payments due.
    Write copy as part of layout.
    Deliver advertising or illustration proofs to customers for approval.
    Hours: M-F, 30+/- a week
    Vacation: One week paid vacation after a year of employment.
    5 paid holidays.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:
    • Love and dedication for the growth of our Southern Oregon Coast economy and community
    • Self motivated and a team player
    • Good communication skills in person, phone, and/or email correspondence
    • The ability to build and maintain relationships with customers
    • The ability to work under pressure and meet targets
    • Computer literate with email, internet and Word documents
    • Reliable vehicle for transportation
    • Professional, outgoing manner & attitude

    TO JOIN OUR TEAM, please do one of the following
    Send Resume to: P.O. Box 1440, Coos Bay, OR 97420
    Drop off Resume at: 62706 Hwy101 Coos Bay
    E-mail Resume to: hr@scod.com
    Death Notices & Services

    08/30/2018

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    Updated April 8, 2021
    Thomas Dihl, 64, of Coos Bay, passed away on March 25, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    James E. Haworth, 42, of North Bend, passed away on March 28, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Roger E. Justrom Jr., 58, of Coos Bay, passed away on March 30, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    George D. Martin, 65, of Coquille, passed away March 24, 2021 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216
    Ross Payton, 81, of Coos Bay, passed away March 26, 2021 at Portland, Oregon. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    James R. Perkins, 92, of North Bend, passed away March 30, at Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Darius "Micky" H. Oaks 72, of Allegany died March 29, 2021 in Allegany. A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites will take place at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541- 267-3131.
    Val J. Rich, 73, of North Bend, passed away on April 4, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Ilse J. Von Roon, 80, of Bandon, passed away March 27, 2021 at Bandon. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Anthony "Tony" G. M. Salazar 57, of Coos Bay died April 3, 2021 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced and held at a later date. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Cheryl Ann Schindele, 72, of Coos Bay, passed away March 31, 2021 at North Bend, Oregon. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Dian Stubblefield, 77, of Lakeside, passed away on April 3, 2021 in Lakeside. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Ervin W. Sutton, 89, of Coos Bay, passed away on March 31, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Joseph D. "Joe" Tripp, Jr., 66, of Coos Bay, passed away March 28, 2021 at North Bend. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Edith Wilkerson, 85, of Reedsport, passed away on March 29, 2021 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
    Apply For South Coast Head Start

    12/24/2020

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    Did you know? South Coast Head Start is still accepting application for enrollment, with expanded childcare for infants and toddlers, with Baby Promise and Preschool Promise funding in select areas. This funding has created opportunities for families who may have been over our income requirements the past.
    South Coast Head Start, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action, offers education and support services to qualifying families at no cost! The program offers fun, researched-based curriculum, healthy meals, inclusive services for children with disabilities, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. Services are also available for pregnant mothers to children age 5.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is offering both classroom and remote service options.
    For more information, call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page, South Coast Head Start.
    Foster Homes Needed

    05/14/2020

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

    09/12/2019

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

    08/10/2018

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

    07/19/2018

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    DUE TO COVID THESE MAY BE CANCELLED
    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: Education, Workshops, Classes

    07/19/2018

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    DUE TO COVID THESE MAY BE CANCELLED

    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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    DUE TO COVID THESE MAY BE CANCELLED

    Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Alzheimer's/ Dementia Education & Support Group:Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.
    Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.
    Better Breathers Club - Florence:This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635
    Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.
    Compassionate Friends Support Group:For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.
    National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group:NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.
    Parkinson's Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm the Holy Redeemers Catholic Church on 16th St. in North Bend. For more information, please contact the facilitator Julie at 541-290-7099.
    Prostate Cancer Support Group:Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 6pm in the hospital's main conference room. Ruben Guzman, an SCHHC employee, and survivor is leading the group. For more info call Scott McEachern at 541-329-1040 or email at foundation@southerncoos.org. Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, 900 11th St SE, Bandon.
    Suicide Help Line - Help is Available: If you or a friend are struggling with depression, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to those around you and ask for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Coos Health & Wellness Crisis Line are available 24/7 for free, confidential support for people in distress; call: Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 • Crisis Line 541-751-2550
    Stroke Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4pm. Patients, family & friends welcome. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-297-5221.
    Trauma Recovery Support Group (TREM):TREM stands for Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model and is a trauma-education support group focused on overcoming the effects of physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma that clients have experienced in their lives. Classes include questions and exercises designed to help clients build skills for healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. All course content, records of those attending, etc. is 100% confidential. TREM is a 24 week support group. Clients can join the current group schedule up to week 4, if they are joining after week 4 they will need to wait for the next available group. TREM currently offers the following Weekly times Available Until May 16, 2018: Tuesday Morning: 10:00-11:00am; Wednesday Afternoon: 1:-00-2:00pm; Thursday Evening: 5:30-6:30pm. TREM is offered to all clients free of charge. If you have questions about the curriculum or any other concerns please contact one of the support group facilitators listed below: Amber Van Meel—Court Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 105; amber@stopabusecoos.org Rachael Espy—Executive Director, 541-888-1048 ext. 104; respy@stopabusecoos.org Stephanie Reyes—Sexual Assault Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 102; stephanie@stopabusecoos.org
    For more detailed information on support group schedule, times, etc. Please contact our agency at 541-756-7000.

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

    VETERANS SUPPORT
    Veterans Outreach Day: Langlois Public Library. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Come and let us help you file your service connection claims, obtain military documents, medical enrollment, housing assistance and additional services. For more info call 541-348-2066.
    Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach: SOVO located upstairs in the Pony Village Mall Suite 212, North Bend, Oregon. Open weekdays 9:30am-4pm. Please visit and check us out. Email sovo4vets@gmail.com or visit sovo4vets.com/
    Women Veterans of the Oregon Coast (WVOC) Meetings Meets the 4th Monday of each Month at 4 pm! Meetings are held at the Coos Bay Elks #1160, located at 265 Central Ave in downtown Coos Bay. Connecting and supporting Women Veterans by your fellow Women Veterans. Providing information about Veteran resources in a positive social environment. Dinner provided by The Elks! For additional details, please contact: Krystal Hopper, 541.294.5185, 1krysade@gmail.com
    Veteran Services for At Homeless Veterans Or At Risk: Oregon Coast Community Action's Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program helps stabilize homeless veterans, or those at risk of becoming homeless.  Our case managers can help with applying for VA benefits, obtaining public benefits and services, and may offer limited financial assistance for housing and housing placement services. To qualify for assistance the veteran's household income cannot exceed 50% of the Coos/Curry County area median income. To obtain SSVF assistance contact our office at 541-435-7080 or come in person to our offices located at 1855 Thomas Ave in Coos Bay or at 517 Railroad Ave, Brookings. To help volunteer please contact Natasha Emery at 541-435-7080 x 258.
    Emergency Food Resources

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    EMERGENCY FOOD BOX SITES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    EMERGENCY MEAL SITES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More information here
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Bandon

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

Brookings/Harbor

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

Coos Bay

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

Coquille

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

Drain

CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden

Elkton

Arlene’s Café General Store

Florence

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

Gardiner

Gold Beach

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

Hauser

Wagon Wheel Grocery

Lakeside

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

Langlois

Langlois Store

Mapleton

Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

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

North Bend

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

Port Orford

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

Powers

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

Reedsport

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

Remote

Bridge Store

Scottsburg

Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

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

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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 assorted — asst'd best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond diameter — dia 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 — #” included — incl'd includes — incl's insured — ins'd #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg license/licensed — lic, lic'd liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo # of pieces — #pc 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 awning — awn 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 exterior — ext extra cab — x-cab front wheel drive — fwd 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 motorhome — mh 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 Watt — w 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 commercial — comm'l 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.

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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

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