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    EVENTS on the Southern Oregon Coast


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    40th annual Harvest Festival in Myrtle Point
    Check out the 40th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 22, in downtown Myrtle Point. Classic cars, entertainment, a variety of vendors, live music, antique tractors, vintage trucks, kids' zone, food galore and more!
    Each fall, Myrtle Point hosts an old-fashioned Harvest Festival with local produce, food products, arts and crafts, and all the best the area has to offer. The event was originally organized to promote the products of area fruit/vegetable growers and celebrate the end of another bountiful season.
    The Festival is sponsored by the Myrtle Point Chamber of Commerce and held annually on the fourth Saturday of September in downtown Myrtle Point.
    Spend the day strolling up and down the streets enjoying arts, crafts, and great food from vendors and admiring hundreds of classic cars entered in the Show & Shine event.
    Live music with the Old Time Fiddlers, and Back in Time.
    At dusk these beautifully restored automobiles rev their motors and cruise the main streets of town. With speakers set up on street corners, the event is broadcast live by the local radio station as 50's and 60's music sets the mood for this magical end-of-summer evening.
    Don't miss the:
    Farmer's Market
    Live music and dancing
    Library Foundation Book Sale
    Show & Shine
    Firemen's Steak Feed
    Tractor Show
    Games & Contests
    Petting Zoo
    Pin-Up Girl Contest
    And much, much more!
    Come celebrate the harvest In the Heart of the Myrtlewoods!
    For more info call the Myrtle Point Chamber of Commerce 541-572-5200, or Leon at 541-290-3841.

    Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser
    The Myrtle Point Volunteer Firefighters Association will hold their 13th annual steak BBQ fundraiser Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 11am-5pm (or until sold out). This event will take place at the Myrtle Point Fire Station, and is in conjunction with the Harvest Festival.
    The menu consists of a New York Steak, corn on the cob, salad, a dinner roll, and a beverage. The price is $15.00. A kids meal will also be available for $5.00 which includes a hot dog, bag of chips, and a beverage.
    Funds from this event are used to purchase life saving rescue equipment, and to fund the no cost smoke detector project.
    For more information about this topic, please contact the Myrtle Point Firefighters Association by calling 541.572.5422, or e-mail

    Challenge of Champions Tour Features Professional Bullriders
    The Coastal Farm & Ranch Challenge of the Champions Tour will be on Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm at the Coos County Fairgrounds in Myrtle Point.
    The Challenge of Champions Tour features Professional Bullriders from all around the Pacific Northwest, United States. Riders range from PBR Qualifiers, NFR Qualifiers, Top Circuit Finals Qualifiers, Collegiate and High School Finalist.
    For details and tickets go to

    "Coquille Culinary Delights" Cookbook Launch Party
    There's a new cookbook in town! Coquille Valley Hospital Auxiliary has published a collection of delicious recipes from its volunteers and staff at the hospital, entitled "Coquille Culinary Delights". The cookbook includes mouth-watering recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts and features old favorites as well as intriguing new ones for dishes such as Moroccan Stew and Smoked Paprika Butternut Squash with Forbidden Rice. Even Chef Oscar Sermeno and CEO Jeff Lang contributed to the volume. Each recipe includes the contributor's name and there's an index so you can easily find recipes of friends. There are lots of helpful hints and other useful cooking information in a special section.
    There will be a special launch party for the cookbook on Monday, September 24 at 11am, at the hospital Gift Shop on the lower level of the hospital near the cafe. Samples from some of the recipes in the book will be available for tasting. The cookbook is available for $10 at the gift shop, open Monday through Friday, 10-2. All proceeds from sales go to the hospital auxiliary which funds equipment and therapies for patient care as well as a scholarship for medical training.
    The cookbook would make a wonderful Christmas gift for that special cook in your life, a young person moving into his/her own place or a shower gift for a new bride, especially if it's someone local who might know some of the contributors. It's a gift that will be treasured for years to come!

    3rd Annual Kite Festival on Wulfy Beach!
    Saturday, September 22nd in Lakeside. Hosted by the Oregon Kite Flyers Association.
    Several kite enthusiasts will be on the beach on Saturday, September 22nd to demonstrate their kite flying skills and show off their multitude of fantastic kites.
    There will be small kites FREE FOR THE FIRST 25 CHILDREN to decorate and fly and the public is invited to bring a kite and fly with the professionals.
    Rhonda Brewer, a national champion of Rokkaku fighting kites, will be there and demonstrate the art of kite fighting. The Lakeside Women's Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and pop for $5 again this year.
    Come and join the fun or just come and watch. It is truly special! For more details check out their Facebook Event

    Brookings Oktoberfest 2018
    Mark your calendar for Brookings Oktoberfest 2018, Saturday, September 22, (we celebrate the same day they tap the kegs in Munich for the Oktoberfest celebration), at the Port of Brookings Harbor, from 10am-10pm.
    30+ Oregon Breweries, live music, artisan market, celebrity dunk tank & more!
    Find Brooks Oktoberfest on Facebook for details.


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    Live music with the Old Time Fiddlers, and Back in Time. Saturday, September 22, in Myrtle Point at the Harvest Festival.

    Southwestern Oregon Community Orchestra Seeks Musicians
    Are you a musician? Are you or do you know a musician looking for an opportunity to join a fun-loving and friendly community group? Then Southwestern Oregon Community Orchestra just may be a good fit for you. We are looking for musicians to join us as we prepare for our next concert next month. We especially need a cello player and an oboe player. We rehearse Tuesday nights and it's not too late to join for our October concert. Call 541-217-8258 for more information. Call today; our next concert is October 14!


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    AARP Driver Safety Classes
    Florence: Shorewood Retirement Home on September 20, 10am-4:30pm, register with Lane Community College at 541-997-8444
    This class will help bring you current on any law changes, changes in ourselves and helps boost our safety awareness, helps to prolong mobility and, maintain independence.
    Class costs are $15 for members and $20 for non members.
    An insurance discount may be available after completion of the class, check with your agent.
    To register for Coos Bay or Reedsport classes contact: Sharon Bessey at 541-269-0845.

    Amphibians In Your Backyard Workshop
    Learn to identify the common amphibians in our area and their habitat requirements. Create, enjoy and explore amphibian habitat in your woodland. A lecture will be followed by a short walk near the South Slough visitor center. Instructor: Lauren Grand, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources
    Please bring a flashlight. Cost is $15 per person. Register by September 21st Online at .
    Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 25292
    Thursday, September 27, 5-8 pm. South Slough, 61907 Seven Devils Rd. Coos Bay, OR 97420
    Note: From Charleston, take Seven Devils Road (a winding road) for approximately 4.5 miles to the interpretive center.

    Free Computer Lab At The Library
    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The September lab will be on Monday, September 24 from 10:00am to 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, mobile devices, and eBook questions. 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 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are free of charge and registration is not required.

    Learn To Serve Safe
    Coos Health & Wellness will be sponsoring a ServSafe Class on September 27, 2018 at 8 am at the Bay Area Community Health Education Building, 3950 Sherman Ave, North Bend. To register for the class and cost details, please call: 541-266-6720

    Transitional Classes For Fall Term 2018
    Coos Bay, OR – The Transitional Education Department, a college and career preparation program at Southwestern Oregon Community College, will be offering General Education Diploma (GED) exam preparation, college and career preparation, college placement test preparation, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses this term. Students can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas.
    Orientation is scheduled for September 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Tioga Hall, 3rd floor, on the Coos Bay Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. All new students can call 541-888-1593 or drop in to sign up for orientation for the term. Lunch will be provided for all enrolled students.
    ABE/GED: 8:00am-3:00pm Mon-Thurs, and 5pm-7pm Tues-Thurs.
    ESL: 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Thurs, and 6pm-8pm* Mon-Wed.
    *Evening classes are held at Sunset Middle School.
    Transitional Education front desk hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm.
    We also offer GED classes in Brookings and Port Orford. Please contact the Curry Campus at 541-813-1667 for more information. The cost per term is $57 and includes access to the recreation center for the term. Fall term 2018: September 24 - December 6, 2018
    Please visit our website at or call 541-888-1593, if you have any further questions.

    ESL Classes At Sunset
    In partnership with the Coos Bay School District, Southwestern Oregon Community College is now offering English as a Second Language classes at Sunset Middle School starting Fall 2018! Students will learn speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Classes are designed to assist students with everyday English, communication in the workplace, and conversation skills with professionals such as teachers and administrators.
    Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday in the Library of Sunset Middle School, 245 S. Cammann Street, Coos Bay, during the fall term.
    Transitional Education front desk hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
    The cost per term is $25 for the term.
    Fall term 2018: September 24 - December 6, 2018
    Please visit our website at or call 541-888-1593, if you have any further questions.

    Tomatoes & Salsa Workshop
    The Coos County OSU Master Food Preservers invite you to join them for a Tomatoes & Salsa workshop set for Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Participants will learn the basics of canning tomatoes and salsas, including how to assess family recipes for safety, and other food preservation methods for tomatoes including dehydration. Participants will get to take home a jar of salsa.
    The workshop will be held at the OSU Coos County Extension Service, 631 Alder Street, in Myrtle Point. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 541-572-5263, ext. 25292 or 25299. The workshop fee is $10. Participants may wish to bring a snack or light lunch.

    Free Caregiver Classes - Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    A free series of caregiver classes runs for six consecutive Wednesdays –October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 2018. Please choose afternoons or evenings and register for only one series.
    afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30, evenings from 6:00 – 7:30. 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 with Caregiver 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.

    Basic Boating Class
    The Coos Bay Power Squadron will be putting on a Basic Boating Class (AB) starting Sept. 17th, 2018 at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The class will continue on Sept. 20, Sept. 24, Sept. 27, and finish on Oct.1st. The class will be at The Power Squadron Building 90346 Guano Rock Lane in the Boat Basin Charleston. The cost for The Class is $45.00 if interested please call 541-888-6178, 541-756-4408, or 541-290-3957 if interested. This class meets the requirement to get the Oregon Boater's Education Card.

    US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a Boating Class
    The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an 8 hour boating safety education course on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Charleston. The course covers the basics of boating safety, rules of the road and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over ten horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. The cost of the course and materials is $15.
    Pre-registration is required. To register for the class, please call (541) 267-6152.


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    Dolphin Players Seeking Directors and Plays
    The Dolphin Players are looking for experienced individuals who would like to direct a theatrical production during our 2019 season.
    The ideal candidate should have a strong theatre background and have experience as a director or assistant director. Candidates may present a play for consideration or may volunteer to direct a play chosen by the Dolphin Players.
    Plays are still being accepted for consideration for the upcoming season. Anyone who would like to submit a play for consideration is encouraged to present a proposal to The Dolphin Players.
    Candidates should contact Barbara Booth Nixon for further information or to set up a date for a play reading. Contact info:, 541-888-9517.
    Outdoor Activities


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    Hiking Group Heads to North Spit
    The South Coast Striders hiking group will visit some of the trails on Coos Bay's North Spit this Saturday, Sept. 23.The hike will be a little less than 5 miles out along the spit, through coastal forests with views of the bay, to a pair of bunkers overlooking the bay. The return will be along the shoreline, which provides good views of North Bend. Hikers should be ready to take on a lot of loose sand on this walk, which is rated moderate to difficult because of the loose sand (there's very little elevation gain). Plan on 3 to 3.5 hours to complete the trip. Bring lunch and plenty of water, and don't forget your sunscreen or other sun protection. Walking sticks recommended.
    Hikers should meet at 10 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management North Spit boat ramp. To get there from North Bend, drive north across the McCullough Bridge. Turn left (west) on TransPacific Parkway and follow it 4 miles to the BLM boat ramp. More details at

    Slide Into September With The South Slough Reserve
    Awaken the senses as light and shadows play on the water and the air is filled with a chorus of creatures settling down at twilight.
    Ladybug Love. Saturday, September 22, from1-2 pm.
    The ladybug has been deemed a fairy godmother for plants. In their lifetime of about one year, a ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids, that's almost 14 garden pests a day!
    Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the decline in ladybug populations. Learn how to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By showing ladybugs and other insects some love, you can make an impact. Register online:
    Questions? Contact Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126
    Harvest Moon Paddle Trip. Monday, September 24 from 6-9 pm.
    Come experience the rich cultural and natural history of the South Slough on a 5-mile trail that flows with the tide. Bring your own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFDs, water and lunch. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot in Charleston, OR ($15/boat)
    Register online:
    Questions? Contact Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126
    Enroll for Free Preschool & Early Head Start


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    South Coast Head Start is still accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2018/19 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.
    CASA Volunteer Training Is Right Around The Corner


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    "I could not do my job as well without the CASA program. The amount of time these volunteers devote to their cases outmatches the time available per case of every other participant in the juvenile dependency system, because CASA guidelines require low caseloads for their volunteers. I know several young adults who still maintain that their CASA was the most important adult who was there just for them while they were in foster care." - Judge Megan Jacquot
    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. The next volunteer training begins Thursday, September 20th, for 10 weeks from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. in the conference room in the Oregon Coast Community Action building at 1855 Thomas Ave. in Coos Bay. 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.
    Coos County currently has 44 CASA volunteers serving children 114 and there are over 100 children on the waiting list. Approximately 280 children are currently in foster care. The long range goal is to have a trained CASA volunteer available to all abused and neglected children in foster care in Coos County.
    New CASAs are always needed. If you do not have much flex time, we have a new program called CASA Monitors. If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer or Monitor, please go online to where you will find a CASA volunteer application. Once finished, click submit and we will receive it. If you have any questions, please call Liz at the CASA office at 541-435-7104.
    Friends of the North Bend Public Library to Hold Used Book Sale


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    The Friends of the North Bend Public Library will hold a used book sale on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 11 AM until 4 PM. The sale is open to the public. Members of the Friends of the North Bend Public Library are invited to a pre-sale from 10 to 11 am.
    The sale will be held in the meeting room of the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR.
    For questions, contact the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400.
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club


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    Come be our guest, meet new people, get some computer, tablet and phone questions answered.
    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 9:15-9:45 A.M., Presentation 9:45-11:30 A.M.
    Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 - "Microsoft's Onedrive" - Dennis Dater will teach us about this cloud based program app provided by Microsoft. What is it? Why would I want to use it? Is it free? Dennis will give a "Onedrive" demo, and answer questions about the use of the app.
    For more information 541-269-7396 or email Check out our website
    SWOP Gets You Ready!


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    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be at GET READY, COOS BAY at 11 am on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.
    There will be sessions discussing various preparedness topics.
    This is a free public meeting. 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.
    Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or
    4th Annual Free Movie: National Hispanic Heritage Month


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    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, the Coos Hispanic Leadership Committee presents: "McFarland, USA" on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Egyptian Theatre, located at 229 S Broadway in Coos Bay.
    5:15 pm- Community agencies will be in the lobby displaying information regarding available programs and resources for Oregon Coast Community Action, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities, DHS Self-Sufficiency Office, Waterfall Community Health Center and Southwestern Oregon Community College.
    6:00 pm – Film showing: This film is rated PG. It will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.
    About the film: Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns
    seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
    This program is FREE and open to everyone. Free small popcorn while supplies last. No registration required. Please call 756-1949 for further information on this event.
    Local Author Panel


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    Coos Bay Public Library will be holding a LOCAL AUTHOR PANEL. Four local authors will present their work before opening the floor to questions. Afterwards, authors will be available to sell and sign their books. Event will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Public Library and is open to all members of the public.
    Carol Sanders of Coos Bay will share her latest novel, The Shadow of Celene. Author of the Native American Shaman series, Faye Westlake Newman, will present her fiction.
    North Bend poet, Thomas Mitchell will read his poetry. And, published nonfiction author, Amber Higgins of Florence, will talk about how family dogs can help owners with disasters.
    Come enjoy some local literature!
    Watershed Moments For Salmon


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    A Bill Bradbury climate change presentation at North Bend Public Library.
    At 6:00 PM Thursday, September 20, Bill Bradbury will present a talk, "Watershed Moments for Salmon." Bradbury served in the Oregon Legislature from 1981 to 1995 and later served as the Oregon Secretary of State from 1999 to 2009. Since leaving office, he has traveled the state speaking on the effects of climate change in Oregon. He was one of fifty members of the first Al Gore "An Inconvenient Truth" training team and has given over 500 presentations throughout Oregon. Bill's focus on environmental protection led to his development of the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP).
    This presentation is part of a series of programs at North Bend Public Library titled "Be Prepared!" In September, the emphasis is on climate change issues, with a presentation on Coquille Watershed on September 26 at 2:00 PM. October's focus will be surviving natural disasters.
    For more information, please contact the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400.
    All Empire Schools Reunion


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    Saturday, OCTOBER 13, 11-3 pm at SW Oregon Labor Temple, 3427 Ash St North Bend, OR (corner Newmark/Ash) POTLUCK at noon, coffee provided. Alert anyone who attended school at Madison, Michigan, Market, old Navy Housing Bldg @ west end of Newmark.
    Call if you're coming: Pauline (541) 294-6275 or Maxene (541) 297-5427
    Death Notices & Services


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    Updated September 20, 2018

    Larry E. Haag, 63, of Coquille, died September 12, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.
    Memphis L. Hadden, 90, of North Bend, passed away on September 14, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Phyllis H. Cook Henes, 87, of Coos Bay, passed away September 11, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131
    Judith K. Hogewoning, 72, of North Bend, passed away on September 16, 2018 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Patricia A. Kress, 74, of North Bend, died September 10, 2018 in Coos Bay. Services will be announced by Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Cameron "Cammie" M. McMillen, 50, of North Bend, passed away on September 15, 2018 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Robert F. Snow, 87, of Coos Bay, passed away September 17, 2018, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Kinuko Tsukahara, 97, of North Bend, passed away on September 15, 2018 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    John Darrell Varney, 82, of Junction City, formerly of Coquille, passed away September 12, 2018 in Junction City. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    A Celebration of life will be held for Murphy "Beau" R. Brown, 65, of Coos Bay, on Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Avenue. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

    Contact the South Coast Shopper to place an obituary, service, or death notice.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary
    Halloween Costume Swap


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    The Coos Bay Library will be hosting a Halloween Costume Swap this year! Any interested swappers can bring their items in during the month of September to receive tickets that can be redeemed for like items during the swap.

    September 3-27; bring your clean, gently used costumes and accessories in to the library and receive a ticket for each item brought.

    September 29 from 9am to 11am; trade your tickets in for new-to-you costumes and accessories.

    Costume Swap Guidelines:

    Acceptable items will be CLEAN and in good condition. The following will not be accepted:

    •Ripped, torn, or broken items

    •Stained or dirty items

    •Partial costumes that cannot be used alone

    •Halloween home décor

    (A good rule of thumb—If you would not want an item in the same condition, please don't bring it in for the swap.)

    Full costume = 2 tickets

    Accessory (hat, mask, etc.) = 1 ticket

    Please note:

    The Coos Bay Public Library does not guarantee that you will find a costume in your size or fit.

    The swap operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. We expect that you will be respectful of other swappers and only swap for what you need. We suggest that you wear something you can slip a costume over—you will not be allowed to take costumes to the restrooms to try on. Any un-swapped items will not be returned. They will be donated to the South Coast Hospice thrift store. It is up to you to make sure you attend the swap. Tickets can only be redeemed September 29 from 9:00am-11:00am. There will be no refunds of any kind.


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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
    Start the New Year by Helping to Saving Lives!
    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 and fill out the online application.
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway


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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
    Local Farmers Markets


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    Bandon Farmer's Market: Fridays and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Old Town Bandon.
    Brookings Saturday Market: Hand crafted items, produce, beer, live entertainment and food is now at the boardwalk at the Port of Brookings Harbor on Saturdays from 10am-4pm, starting June 2nd through October 13th (except during festivals). For more info go online to check search for 'Saturday Market at the Port of Brookings Harbor' on Facebook.
    Coos Bay Farmers Market: Wednesdays on Central Ave. from 9am-2pm.
    Langlois Hotel Sunday Market: Farmer's Market, Sundays 10am-2pm, May through October. Floras Creek Coffee Co. 48384 Hwy 101.
    Gold Beach Farmers & Makers Market: Saturdays 10am-2pm on Hwy 101.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Events on the Southern Oregon Coast


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    Bullying Prevention Town Hall Meeting
    Bullying Prevention in Coos County will be on center stage at the Bullying Prevention Town Hall Meeting, which will be held Thursday, September 20, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at The Mill Casino, Salmon Room West, 3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR.
    This will be an open forum for all community members – including youth – that are concerned about bullying behavior displayed in our community. This is an opportunity for participants to voice opinions, share information, and ask questions.
    We will have panel of six people seated at the front of the audience to address questions to; this panel will consist of a Therapist, a Children's Doctor, a School Official, a Student, a Parent, and a Law Enforcement Officer.
    Bullying is a type of youth violence that threatens the well-being of our youth. Bullying can take the form of physical or mental harassment that can result in physical injuries, social and emotional problems, and academic problems. These harmful effects of bullying are often felt, not just by the victim, but also by their friends, their families, and can also hurt the overall health and safety of our schools, our neighborhoods, and our community.
    Please join in the conversation. Your voice matters! Join us on September 20 for the Bullying Prevention Town Hall Meeting. For more information, call Eric Gleason at 541-266-6741.

    Early Breast Cancer Awareness Girls Party: Thursday September 27, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Lower level conference room at Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd. Reedsport. Free. Wear Pink! Liz Zdunich, Nurse Practitioner at Dunes Family Health Care, will be presenting on Breast Cancer 101. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, after skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn about early detection. As a community, we can become a support system for each other.

    A Chat with Dr. Don at Coos Head Food Co-Op "A Chat with Dr. Don" returns to Coos Head Food Co-op to present the second part of the Cleanse vs. Detox workshop series on Saturday, September 29th at 4pm. This series of workshops are to review the different processes of cleansing and detox as they are often used interchangeably.
    Dr. Don Canavan (retired naturopath) shares the fundamentals of the "cleansing versus detox" processes in August as the second part of this series will dive into the heavy metals and chemicals that are eliminated or utilized in the different wellness practices. It is strongly recommended for workshop participants to attend both sessions for a deeper understanding.
    Dr. Don encourages participants to engage and openly host a conversation within the group to develop dialogue over how to implement these processes for a healthy practice. There will also be resources on the various topics in both workshops.
    There is no cost to attend this event and it is open to the Coos Community. Coos Head Food Co-op has been in operation for 47 years with the mission of sourcing local, organic, sustainable, natural foods and products for a vibrant Coos Community. Coos Head Food Co-Op is located at 353 S. 2nd Street in Coos Bay. Call 541-756-7264 or visit them on Facebook for details.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation


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    Arm Chair Yoga Class: Mondays, 10am-11am 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:
    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
    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. To view click on the 'Community tab' select 'Out Our Back Door' for a few recent columns.
    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. .
    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.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Education, Workshops, Classes


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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
    Chronic Pain Solutions: Learn proven methods of pain relief other than pain pills. Register online at
    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.
    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: . 541-269-8258.
    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 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
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Support Groups on the Southern Oregon Coast


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    Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Alzheimer's/ Dementia Education & Support Group:Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.
    Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.
    Better Breathers Club - Florence:This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635
    Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.
    Compassionate Friends Support Group:For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.
    National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group:NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.
    Parkinson's Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm at Baycrest Village, 3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend. 1-850-207-1469.
    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; Rachael Espy—Executive Director, 541-888-1048 ext. 104; Stephanie Reyes—Sexual Assault Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 102;
    For more detailed information on support group schedule, times, etc. Please contact our agency at 541-756-7000.
    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 Outreach Day: September 19, 11am to 4pm, at the 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 or visit
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Lions Launch New Assistance Clinic


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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, Or you can contact Laura Goode, sight chairman, at 541-297-6336
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Ad Order Information

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 $14.00. Add 70¢ 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. ~ 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

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 notcie. 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 $19 per week, there is a $5 set up fee the first week. Additional words are 70¢ 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 amount for credit card purchases. Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or go to your saleperson's sumbit form, to place a $14.00 ad or any ad with other extras.

Ad Rates - Garage Sales

- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Private Party needing more detail: Address, Day, Time + 7 words: $8 - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $14 - Additional words over 17: $.70/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. 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 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.














Heavy Equipment

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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.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Amanda Palmer

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


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.


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.