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    Kid's Stuff Summer Sale


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    Contributed By: South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services, Inc.
    On Friday, August 14th there will be a Kid's Stuff Summer Sale. It will be held in the parking lot at South Coast Hospice's Community Bereavement & Education Center building, located at 1620 Thompson Road. This is across the street and down a little bit from Bay Area Hospital.
    Invitations were sent to day care centers, church youth groups and other organizations that work with children to attend from 9 am to 10 am. Everyone else is welcome to come from 10 am to 1 pm. To keep everyone safe, masks need to be worn and we will be observing social distancing.
    Items include a water play table, puppet theater with puppets, dollhouses, Beanie Babies, and much more! There will be some great deals! For more information about the sale, please contact Mia at or 541-269-2986. We hope you can join us!
    For those wondering about our Thrift Store, rest assured it will reopen when we feel confident it is safe for our customers, staff and volunteers. Please check in on our South Coast Hospice Thrift Store Facebook Page, as well as the South Coast Shopper for the reopening announcement. We hope we will have your continuing support of our patients and their families through your donations of goods and purchases at our store when we do reopen. At this time we are relying on community support through special sales and financial contributions. For more info on financial donations, please contact Doreen at or 541-297-3241.
    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) Meeting


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    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Sturdivant Park, Hwy 42S, Coquille, OR, 97423.
    The main topic is "Preparing for the New Normal". Recent events are a reminder we need to prepare and not to expect things to return to normal anytime soon.
    SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.
    This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be "on their own" in the event of a disaster and not depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or
    South Slough Children Activities


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    South Slough Summertime Storytime
    Considering the continued physical distancing brought on by COVID-19 South Slough presents online Summertime Storytime. On every other Saturday of the summer starting July 18th we will be reading a book on YouTube Live about one of the amazing creatures or habitats we protect at the Reserve. At the end of each program we will pose a question or challenge to encourage your young explorers to think about and discover the natural world around them. (Ages 2 – 10)
    Register on our website: to receive a link and reminder of the event or just join us through our YouTube page here: on the dates and times listed below.
    August 15th – 10:00 AM, August 29th – 10:00 AM.
    Virtual Tide of the Toddlers - Canines
    On August 22nd, join us for our third installment of Virtual Tide of the Toddlers. We will uncover what makes the canines of South Slough so successful at what they do. Joined by special guests we will learn about coyotes and foxes and what makes them different from our domestic best friends. We will read a story and make a canine pop-up card! We will start at 10:00 AM on Facebook Live. The program will be about 30 – 40 mins.
    Register on our website: for an easy access link to the program or just join us through our Facebook page and hit play on the live video at the time and date above!
    Supplies for the craft:
    Newspaper for a placemat, Pencil, Paper, Crayons, markers, or colored pencils, Scissors, Glue stick
    Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls


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


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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, August 27.
    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 August recipe, Jamar will be featuring Coos Head Stir Fry.
    This event is FREE and open to everyone. For ingredients and access, please register by going to
    United Way of Southwestern Oregon Emergency Relief Fund - Donations Needed and Access Info
    Jen Shafer, Executive Director, United Way of Southwestern Oregon

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


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    Coos Bay, OR— The southern region's two Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs that provide support and advocacy for children in foster care are merging, CASA of Coos County and CASA of Curry County.
    The mission of CASA is to recruit, train and supervise volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. These court appointed volunteers within these counties serve more than 175 children each year.
    "Creating a regional CASA program just makes sense, this is our region and our kids" said Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) Executive Director, Kim Brick.
    ORCCA is the backbone agency supporting these programs. This merger will allow for greater utilization of resources, which ultimately will provide increased support for volunteers and the children they advocate for throughout Coos and Curry Counties.
    "We look forward to working closely with the volunteers and community supporters in Curry" said Greg Dalton, CASA Director. Greg notes that, "CASA programs across the state serve more than one county and we have seen other CASA program merge".
    According to the Department of Human Services there are over 350 kids in foster care across the two counties. CASA always needs volunteers. Volunteers go through 30 hours of training and are sworn in as officers of the court. Volunteers work in partnership with staff to develop case plans, attend court and advocate for the best interest of the child.
    The CASA of Coos County will maintain their office space at the South Coast Food Share building on the ORCCA campus. There is an active search to identify an office space in Curry.
    About Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA): Oregon Coast Community Action is the largest non-profit on the South Coast. Since 1965 ORCCA has worked to provide services and resources to help empower individuals and families facing poverty. ORCCA provides cost effective joint administration, leadership and support for children's programs and supportive services on the southern coast of Oregon. For more information on how to get involved visit
    Cat Sanctuary is Brimming With Felines In Need of New Homes
    Tom Baake

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    Photo Caption: Gloria Kohl of Kohl's Cats in Coos Bay gives some treats and attention to a couple of the more than 50 cats currently awaiting adoption.

    "We're about catted out," says Gloria Kohl of Kohl's Cats in Coos Bay, where a perfect storm of issues has led to an all-time high of more than 50 felines in need of new homes. Despite the kitty overload, Gloria and her team of 16 dedicated volunteers continue to offer their high level of attention to every cat. The seemingly endless feline pipeline includes kittens, which are cared for in volunteers' homes until they're ready to be spayed or neutered, and then offered for adoption.
    While in some ways it's business as usual at the cat sanctuary, the sheer number of residents can seem daunting. Gloria says a number of factors have converged, topped by the relentless corona virus pandemic. People have lost their jobs, or moved away or into places that don't allow animals, or otherwise can't care for their pets.
    Gloria notes the situation worsened when most veterinary clinics and the local low-cost S/nipped spay and neuter clinic closed during the first pandemic shutdown. "Cats weren't getting fixed so we're having kittens everywhere," she says.
    While the sanctuary usually charges an adoption fee (most of which covers spay or neutering), the fee is being waived now, although donations to the non-profit 501(c)3 group are encouraged. Gloria and her team work closely with the aforementioned S/nipped, and area veterinarians have also been supportive, although the Kohl's team usually have to pay the going rates for most procedures and surgeries.
    The cats come from a variety of sources, including the animal shelter and other animal rescue groups. Some come from loving homes and others are almost feral. There are always a handful that have come from homes where their owners have passed away. Here, they'll be cared for as long as they live or are adopted.
    Some cats come in as pairs, and "we're always happy when two can go out together," says Gloria. The group's compassion extends beyond the sanctuary; members care for a colony of feral cats and provide food for three others. They also furnish cat food for homeless people who own cats.
    One of their main income sources was regular garage sales with donated items, but "we're not comfortable doing that" because of virus concerns, says Gloria. "We're all elderly," and have to be cautious. Yet uncertainty remains. "People want to help, but they don't know what to do," she says. "We don't know quite where it's going."
    One obvious solution is to appeal to people to consider adopting one of these friendly, cute and "gently used kitties." You can view their pictures and profiles online at the Kohl's Facebook page or website Both sites also offer easy ways to make a donation with your credit card.
    Visitors are welcome at the Cat House at 1431 Southwest Blvd. in Coos Bay's Englewood district, but because of virus concerns, visitors are asked to come singly or as a couple. Call 541-294-3876 for information.
    ¡SPANGLISH VIRTUAL!: Spanish Conversational Program


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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡SPANGLISH VIRTUAL! via Zoom (virtual meeting software). The August virtual sessions will be on Wednesday, August 12 from 12:00pm-1:00pm and Saturday, August 22 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 @
    Fire Danger Level Increases To High


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    Fire Danger Level Increases To High
    Contributed By: Coos Forest Protective Association
    The cool, damp weather from last week is over and warm temperatures and strong winds have prompted Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) to increase the fire danger level back to "high" effective Monday, August 10, 2020. Live fuels are at the point where they are available for fire to burn, which makes fires more resistant to control efforts. CFPA is asking the public's continued help with fire prevention this summer. The chart below explains the restrictions on the public.
    Debris burning is prohibited.
    • Smoking is prohibited while traveling in forestland; except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and other designated areas.
    • Use of fireworks is prohibited.
    • Use of sky lanterns, exploding targets, and tracer/incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
    • Motor vehicles including motorcycles and all -terrain veh icles, are allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the cultivation and harvest of agricultural crops.
    • Firefighting equipment is required while traveling in forestlands, except on state highways, county roads, and driveways: one shovel, one axe or Pulaski, and one gallon of water or a 2 ½ lb. or larger ABC fire extinguisher.
    • Campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires are allowed only at designated, hosted, and managed campgrounds.
    • Powersaw use is allowed from 8 P.M. until 10 A.M., each powersaw must have a shovel and 8 ounce or larger fi re extinguisher. A firewatch of one hour is required after the use of each saw.
    • Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal is allowed from 8 P.M. until 10 A.M., the area must be cleared of flammable materials and have either a charge water hose or 2 ½lb.or larger ABC fire extinguisher.
    • Mowing of dried, cured grass is allowed from 8 P.M. until 10 A.M. The culture and harvest of agricultural crops is exempt from this requirement.
    • Any other spark emitting internal combustion engine not specifically mentioned is allowed from 8 P.M. until 10 A.M. when the area is cleared of flammable materials.
    For more information on fire prevention closures and restrictions, you can find CFPA on the web at, call the closure line at (541) 267-1789, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Industrial Fire Restrictions Increase In Curry County
    Contributed By: Coos Forest Protective Association
    Continued drying and increasing fire danger conditions have prompted Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) to impose a Level III (3) industrial closure in zones CS-5 and SK-2 for all lands protected by CFPA in Curry County. The closure will take effect at 12:01 AM, August 1, 2020. The Level III (Restricted Shutdown) industrial closure prohibits cable yarding (except that gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages or approved motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground, except the line between the carriage and the chokers and during rigging). The following are permitted between 8p.m. and 1p.m. where mechanized equipment capable of constructing fireline is immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start:
    · Ground-based operations
    · Power saws on ground-based operations
    · Rotary head saw feller-bunchers with a continuous Firewatch
    · Non-rotary head saw feller-bunchers
    · Tethered logging systems
    The following are permitted to operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. in a Level III:
    · power saws at loading sites
    · loading and hauling of any product or material
    · blasting
    · welding cutting or grinding of metal
    · any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned
    For more information on fire prevention restrictions you can find CFPA on the web at, call the closure line at 541-267-1789 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Hunters Urged To Use Caution As Bear Season Starts
    Contributed By: Coos Forest Protective Association
    Bear hunting season starts Saturday, August 1st. Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) urges hunters and other forest users to know the access and fire restrictions for the area they plan to use before heading to the woods. There is a regulated use closure in effect across the CFPA protection district. This closure requires hunters to follow the following requirements while in the forest:
    · Smoking is prohibited while outside your vehicle.
    · Use of fireworks is prohibited.
    · Exploding targets and tracer/incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
    · Motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads that are free of flammable vegetation.
    · Fire tools (shovel, axe or Pulaski, and one gallon of water or a 2 1/2lb or larger ABC fire extinguisher) are required while traveling on forest roads.
    · Campfires are only allowed at designated locations.
    Hunters need to check with any private landowners they are accessing for any additional landowner requirements for hunting on their lands.
    For more information on fire prevention and closures contact CFPA on the closure line at 541-267-1789, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    CFPA Responds To Multiple Fires Over The Weekend
    Contributed By: Coos Forest Protective Association
    CFPA responded to four fires over the weekend. The first fire on Hayward Inlet in the South Slough was less than an acre and was human caused, believed to be a cooking fire from kayakers. Another group of fires were reported in the Grinnell Lane area, these fires were human caused also, and are under investigation. On Saturday a fire occurred near Gardiner that was the result of an exhaust from a weed-eater starting a grass fire after being placed in the grass while running. The last fire was reported just before midnight on Saturday in the Morgan Ridge area. The Morgan Ridge fire was stopped at less than an acre and was human caused the fire is under investigation.
    The regulated Use closure is implemented to prevent these kinds of fires by modifying human activities that are known to cause fires by limiting when and where certain activities can safely occur. CFPA needs the public's cooperation with fire prevention to keep fires from starting.
    For more information on fire prevention requirements or closures contact the CFPA closure line at 541-267-1789, visit us on the web at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Foster Homes Needed!!


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    Kittten Season is in full swing, and the normal overload of unwanted kitties has been magnified by the virus. Friends of Coos County Animals is in need of more foster homes to care for these babies until they are old enough to be put up for adoption. If you have time and space and love cats, we can use your help! You can contact us by phone 541-269-1989, email or go to our website: More information on fostering and a downloadable application is available on our web page.
    Critical Home Repair Program Still Needs Applicants


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    Coos County Habitat for Humanity is accepting Qualifying Applications for the 2020 Critical Home Repair Program. We have been very fortunate to have this program open for another year. This program is funded by grants and families who were able to get their home repaired in previous years by paying it forward. This program addresses critical repairs like replacing broken or unsafe windows, building ramps and home preservations plus more, with an affordable no-interest loan for the cost of materials and a small administration fee. There is no minimum income for this program and the size of your household determines the maximum limit at 60% AMI for the county. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, come into the ReStore, call us or message us on Facebook.
    Qualifying Applications are able to be emailed! The sooner an application is turned in, the sooner the applicant can know if they qualify for the program. The application window will close once all available funding has been assigned to projects! Please contact Coos County Habitat's office at (541) 756-9080 with any questions.
    Foster Homes Needed


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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 We'll send you an application.
    Cancelation of Holiday Lights at Shore Acres 2020


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


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


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    UPDATE: The Library is closed until further notice. This event is CANCELED
    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. Upcoming labs will be:
    Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, eBook
    questions, smartphones, and other mobile gadgets. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional
    laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!
    Please call (541) 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are FREE of charge and registration is not required.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Public Welcome


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    please note: This event is cancelled until further notice.
    The Folk Society invites the public to experience the joy of dancing to vibrant live music from around the world. Area musicians and dancers gather together every Monday for an evening of friendly social dancing. This is an ongoing class, however new dancers and musicians are warmly welcomed. The music is always live, and the class is always free. Class meets 7PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the North Bend Housing Authority, 1700 Monroe.
    Learn a variety interesting dances every week, all to live music. This class is ideal for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual social gathering. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend for any class. Every session is a fresh start and all dances are taught.
    The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious Multi- Purpose Room for this weekly class. The main entrance is on Connecticut Street just three blocks west of the North Bend Library. All ages and skill levels can enjoy dancing to live music. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world. These include circles, line dances, set dances, international folk, English and ballroom dances. New musicians are invited to join the band. For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267. Join us on any Monday, for a new dance season.
    Chess Club & Game Group At Port Orford Public Library


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    Library Events are cancelled until further notice.
    The Port Orford Public Library invites families with kids of all ages to join them for Chess Club and Game Group on Tuesdays from 3pm-3:45. Players of all ages are welcome! Learn or share your skills! Children under 6 moust bring a grown-up.
    For more info call the library at 541-332-5622 or come by at 1421 Oregon St, Port Orford.
    Movie Night At Bandon Public Library


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    Library Events are cancelled until further notice.
    Film Night is at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Sprague Community Room of the Bandon Library. For more details about library events, call 541-347-3221. The library is located at 1204 11th Street SW, in Bandon.
    June 8 - "After the Thin Man". William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia. Director W.S. Van Dyke (1936 Warner Bros. 113 min.) Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigating a murder case in which her lovely cousin is a suspect.
    July 13 - "Lili". Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jean-Pierre Aumont. Director Charles Walters (1953 Warner Bros. 81 min.) A teenage orphan joins a carnival after her father's death and falls in love.
    Aug 10 - "The Long, Long Trailer". Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Gladys Hurlbut. Director Vincente Minnelli (1954 Warner Bros. 96 min.) Upwardly mobile honeymooners decide to buy a "home on wheels" so they can live together while his job takes them around the country. Unfortunately, the joyride hits some bumps in the road.
    Sept 14 - "Blackboard Jungle". Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Margaret Hayes. Director Richard Brooks (1955 Warner Bros. 100 min.) Teens gone wild details the efforts of an idealistic and dedicated teacher trying to cope with his incorrigible students in an urban high school.
    Oct 12 - "The Mummy". Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan, A.S. Byron. Director Karl Freund (1932 Universal Pictures 72 min.) Boris Karloff portrays an Egyptologist. A prince is brought back to life after nearly 3700 years and wreaks havoc upon the archaeologists who disturbed his tomb.
    Nov 9 - "Mata Hari". Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon. Director George Fitzmaurice (1932 Warner Bros. 90 min.) The infamous exotic dancer mixes spying for Germany with romance during World War I.
    Dec 14 - "Ziegfeld Follies". Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, William Powell, Lucille Bremer Directors Vincente Minnelli, Lemuel Ayers, Charles Walters, Roy Del Ruth, George Sidney (1946 Warner Bros. 110 min.) In heaven, Florenz Ziegfeld dreams of staging an all-star revue featuring contemporary comedians and song-and-dance stars.
    AARP Driver Safety Classes


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    AARP Smart Driver Course
    This course offers people an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up-to-date information about changes over time in ourselves, our vehicles, our roads, and our laws. The content of this course can help boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence.
    Completion of this one-day, six-hour driving refresher course can yield discounted auto insurance premiums for individuals 55 and older.
    The course fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for non-members, and is payable to AARP at the first class. Please bring your driver's license and AARP card if you are a member.
    To register, please call Sharon Bessey, 541 269-0845.
    Cat Tales At Port Orford Public Library


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    Library Events are cancelled until further notice.
    The Port Orford Public Library invites families with kids of all ages to join them for Cat Tales! with special guest, Azure the Cat. 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, from 3:45-4:30pm. Read aloud and read along with friends, feline, and otherwise!
    For more info call the library at 541-332-5622 or come by at 1421 Oregon St, Port Orford.
    Port Orford Critical Mass Bike Ride


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    Join us every FINAL FRIDAY of the month at 6:00pm in front of Pineapple Express Adventure Ride's office off highway 101 for a casual ride around Port Orford. Routes vary, all abilities and bikes are welcome!
    Email with any questions.
    Death Notices & Services


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    Updated August 13, 2020
    Herman Roy Bartlett, 85, of Reedsport, passed away August 5, 2020 at Reedsport. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Anthony "Tony" Edward Bonhomme, 62, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away August 5, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Alice Regene Carew, 84, of Coos Bay, passed away August 9, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Martin J. Filkas, 63, of Coos Bay, passed away August 4, 2020 at Coos Bay. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Mark E. Hampton, 56, of North Bend, passed away August 2, 2020 at North Bend. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Harry Edmond Hudson, 87, of Lakeside, passed away August 4, 2020 in Reedsport. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Steven G. Johnson, 64, of Lakeside, passed away on August 4, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Wesley LeeRoy Lapraim, 64, of Coos Bay, passed away August 3, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Nathalee Moss, 91, of Bandon, formerly of North Bend, passed away on August 5, 2020 in Bandon. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Troy Alan Oakes, 45, of Coos Bay, passed away on August 5, 2020, in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Dan E. Peckham, 72, of North Bend, passed away on August 5, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Marvin Lee Stemmerman, 88, of Coos Bay, passed away August 1, 2020 at North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay 541-267-4216.

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    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary
    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)
    UPDATE: This attraction is closed until further notice.
    Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Display includes steam and diesel engines, two vintage cabooses and other equipment that can be boarded. Ring the bells! The museum features photos, equipment and artifacts of railroading and logging industries, as well as a toy train layout for youngsters. Like them on Facebook
    Second Sundays at the Coos History Museum: Family Fun Day!


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    UPDATE: This attraction is closed for the rest of March.
    Come, hang out, explore!
    Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the Coos History Museum will have free admission, and hands on activities for children and those young at heart. Bring the whole family in to check out our exhibits and have fun with each month's activities.
    All children must be supervised by an adult.
    Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. 1210 N Front Street, Coos Bay. Call 541-756-6320 for details or visit
    Become a CASA Volunteer


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    "There is a need to elevate the awareness in the community to the plight of abused or neglected children, to encourage more citizens of the county to volunteer as CASAs and to support, train and guide new CASAs as they enter the program. The goal is that every child that enters the juvenile dependency system as the result of abuse or neglect have a trained CASA to advocate for the child's best interest." - The Honorable Martin E Stone, Coos County Circuit Court Judge
    Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially trained community volunteers appointed by Coos County's court judges to speak for the best interests of children who are placed in foster care for reasons of abuse or neglect. "The CASA plays an integral part in assuring that children do not become lost in the judicial system," according to the Coos County's CASA organization. New CASAs are required to attend a 30-hour CASA Volunteer training and an additional 12 hours of training per year. New CASAs receive direct supervision and guidance from program staff and peer coordinators once they have graduated and have been sworn in by the judge.
    Currently, Coos County has 38 CASA volunteers serving 124 children and there are 70 children on the waiting list. Approximately 280 children are in foster care at any given time. The long range goal is to have a trained CASA volunteer available to all abused and neglected children in foster care in Coos County.
    If you are interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, please go to our website at where you will find our CASA Volunteer application or call Liz at the CASA office at 541-435-7104.
    Open Your Heart & Home To Foster Children


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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 to learn more
    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
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation


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    Arm Chair Class: Mondays, 11am-12pm at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don't have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.
    Body Awareness Class by Kim Lieurance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Body Awareness Class: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O'Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.
    Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. "Love offering" or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat. Contact:
    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
    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.
    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. .
    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 for details.
    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.
    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 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

    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: 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: . 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: 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: 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: or call 541-269-8258.
    Reproductive Health Resources: Coos Health & Wellness offers FREE birth control services, emergency contraception, low cost STD testing and treatment, and other reproductive and clinic services. Oregon Health Plan and most private insurances accepted. Call for information and appointments 541-266-6700. Coos Health & Wellness is located at 281 LaClair St, Coos Bay.
    Women's Health Services at the Waterfall Clinic in North Bend also provides reproductive health services. Discounted services are available to qualified patients on our sliding fee discount program. Call 541-756-6232 to schedule an appointment.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Support Groups on the Southern Oregon Coast


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    Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Alzheimer's/ Dementia Education & Support Group:Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.
    Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.
    Better Breathers Club - Florence:This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635
    Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.
    Compassionate Friends Support Group:For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.
    National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group:NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.
    Parkinson's Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm the Holy Redeemers Catholic Church on 16th St. in North Bend. For more information, please contact the facilitator Julie at 541-290-7099.
    Prostate Cancer Support Group:Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 6pm in the hospital's main conference room. Ruben Guzman, an SCHHC employee, and survivor is leading the group. For more info call Scott McEachern at 541-329-1040 or email at 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; 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: 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
    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,
    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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    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-Harbor Community Helpers
    Service Days: Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
    539 Hemlock St. Brookings, Oregon 97415
    (541) 469-6988

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    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


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

    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
    Tue. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1
    Wed. – Star of the Sea Cath. 12 - 1
    Thu. – Brookings Pres. 12 - 1
    Fri. - Trinity Lutheran 12 - 1
    Sat. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1
    Sun. – St. Timothy's Epis. 12 - 1

    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

    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 -
    Energy Assistance, Housing Assistance, Heads Start, South Coast Food Share, Weatherization, CASA, Great Afternoons
    1855 Thompson Ave. Coos Bay Oregon 97420
    (541) 435-7080

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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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.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

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


Amanda Libbett

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.