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    United Way of Southwestern Oregon Emergency Relief Fund - Donations Needed and Access Info
    Jen Shafer, Executive Director, United Way of Southwestern Oregon
    03/18/2020

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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 https://unitedwayswo.org/emergency-relief-fund.
    Community-based organizations wishing to be considered for United Way's Emergency Relief funding are invited to email info@unitedwayswo.org or call (541) 267-5202.
    Thank you for helping our community LIVE UNITED.
    Weekly COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls

    03/19/2020

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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: https://www.facebook.com/CoosHealthWellness/ If you would like to ask questions, you can email us at covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us or ask during the live feed in the comments section. We look forward to having you join us.
    Coos-Curry Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

    02/13/2020

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    UPDATE: POSTPONED
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Now is the time to clean out your garage and home, so bring your unwanted household hazardous waste chemicals to the FREE HHW collection event.
    Coos and Curry County residents can dispose of various household chemicals at these events, at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of milepost 253) on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.
    DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS:
    Please call 541-396-7624 to make an appointment to make an appointment to drop off your household hazardous waste at this event as soon as possible. Appointments should be made prior to the day of the event. Best time to call is Tuesday-Friday, from 9am-1pm. The appointments are necessary to eliminate heavy traffic and avoid congestion on Highway 101. It also helps staff plan for how much material is expected and how many staff will be needed to cover the event.
    The collection event allows Coos and Curry residents to safely dispose of a wide range of materials such as poisons, pesticides, solvents, fluorescent lights, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, caustic cleaners, mercury thermometers, and flammable liquids. This event is for household hazardous waste only.
    No industrial or commercial wastes will be accepted. If you are a business we can provide a phone number and contact name to make an appointment for collection of these wastes.
    NOT ACCEPTED AT THESE EVENTS: Ammunition, Asbestos, Explosives, Fireworks, Medical Waste, Sharps, Radioactive Waste. No large quantities of unknowns will be accepted.
    Please bring your household hazardous materials in the original containers with labels intact - do not mix products. Label materials not in their original containers. If unaware of specific product name, provide product category, such as pesticide or cleaning product, if possible. No containers larger than 5 gallon.
    Leaking containers should be placed inside a larger, plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. A non-flammable absorbent, such as kitty litter, should be placed around the bottom of the product to absorb any leaks. Label the container with the contents and date. All materials should be packed in a plastic-lined, sturdy cardboard box, secured to prevent spills and breakage. As an additional safety precaution, the materials should be placed in car trunks or in the back of trucks en route to the event.
    Materials collected at this event will be sorted for reuse or recycling (for example, reusable products may be donated to community organizations), or shipped to a regulated hazardous waste treatment storage or proper disposal facility.
    Program products accepted by PaintCare of Oregon will also be accepted at this event; however these products can be recycled any time through the Oregon PaintCare program at Beaver Hill or other drop off locations. Please see the PaintCare website at www.paintcare.org for a list of products accepted in the PaintCare program and for a list of drop off locations. If you only have these items, please bring them to Beaver Hill or other drop off locations anytime to avoid waiting in line.
    ACCEPTABLE WASTE: Aerosol Spray Products, Antifreeze, Art & Hobby Chemicals, Ballasts (PCB & non-PCB), Brake Fluid, Cleaning Supplies, Degreasers, Diesel, Engine Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps/Tubes, Furniture Stripper, Gasoline, Herbicides, Gas Cylinders (propane/helium), HID Lamps, Kerosene, Lead Acid Batteries, Lighter Fluid, Mercury, Motor or Cooking Oil, Paints/Stains/Shellacs, Pesticides/Insecticides, Poisons, Pool/Spa Chemicals, Rechargeable Batteries, Rose Dust, Rust Remover, Slug Bait, Solvents & Thinners, Thermostats, Thermometers, Transmission Fluid, Turpentine, Weed Killer, and Wood Preservatives.
    FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS:
    March 28 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    April 25 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    June 27 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    July 25 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    September 19 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    November 21 - 9am-1pm - Beaver Hill
    For more information and appointments, contact the Coos County Solid Waste Department at 541-396-7624 from Tues-Fri, 9am-1pm.
    Enroll in South Coast Head Start Today!

    01/30/2020

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    South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families! We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start. Priority is given to Homeless children, Foster children, and children with disabilities.
    Available in Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas County.
    South Slough Reserve Is Seeking Education Volunteers

    02/13/2020

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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. Deborah.rudd@state.or.us, 541-888-55558 ext. 158 (Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00-4:30)
    Drop-In Computer Labs

    02/21/2019

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    UPDATE: The Library will be closed for the rest of March. 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:
    Wednesday, March 18 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Coos Bay Library's Cedar Room.
    Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, eBook
    questions, smartphones, and other mobile gadgets. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional
    laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!
    Please call (541) 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are FREE of charge and registration is not required.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Public Welcome

    02/13/2020

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    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 southcoastfolksociety@gmail.com or call Paul at 541-404-8267. Join us on any Monday, for a new dance season.
    Become A Second Saturday Steward And Help South Slough Maintain A Healthy Watershed!

    02/13/2020

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    EVENTS AND CLASSES CANCELDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
    The Second Saturday Stewards is a year-long program that combines education on a diversity of topics with active conservation actions. Although meeting times and location may vary throughout the year, the group will regularly meet at the South Slough Visitor's Center at 10am. Participants can expect to be actively engaged for approximately 2 hours and are invited to stay for a social lunch afterwards. The program is being led by the South Slough Stewardship Coordinator, Dr. Alice Yeates, with assistance from staff and interns. Community members are welcome to attend a single event; however, by attending multiple events participants will obtain a diversity of skills, develop friendships, have a greater impact and be recognized as an official Second Saturday Steward. Due to the capacity of some activities, registration is required, and numbers are capped. Some sessions will involve traversing difficult terrain and challenging conditions; please contact South Slough staff if you are concerned about your (or your child's) ability to participate. Contact details and registration can be found at www.southsloughestuary.org
    March 14 – Invasive insects and their impacts. Does South Slough Reserve have spruce aphids damaging Sitka spruce trees? Learn to identify the spruce aphid and its impacts. Assist in monitoring Sitka spruce populations in remote areas of South Slough Reserve.
    April 11 – Estuaries: the mixing of streams and oceans and all their trash. Learn to monitor marine debris and assist in cleaning up Oregon's estuaries.
    May 9 - Many weeds, many impacts. Learn to identify several local invasive plants, their environmental and economic impacts and assist in removing them.
    June 13 – Restoring streams and wetlands. Learn about restoration efforts in South Slough reserve and help monitor and maintain these systems.
    July 11 – Weeds in the wetlands. Learn about invasive plants in wetlands and assist in mapping and removing purple loosestrife.
    August 8 – The not-so-green crab. Learn about the establishment and potential impacts of green crabs in South Slough estuary and assist in monitoring populations.
    September 12 – From agricultural plant to invasive plant. Learn about agricultural plants that invade natural areas and assist in monitoring and removing tall wheatgrass from a Coos estuary island.
    October 10 – From garden plant to invasive plant. Learn about garden plants that invade natural areas and assist in monitoring and controlling jubata grass in native shrublands.
    November 14 – Invasive pathogens and their impacts. Learn about the Port-Orford-cedar root disease and assist in monitoring experiments on low susceptibility plantings.
    Movie Night At Bandon Public Library

    02/13/2020

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    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.
    April 13 - "A New Kind of Love". Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Eva Gabor, Thelma Ritter, George Tobias, Maurice Chevalier. Director Melville Shavelson (1963 Paramount Pictures 110 min.) They love Paris, they hate each other. Can the city of light become the city of love?
    May 11 - "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee. Director Frank Capra (1939 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 129 min.) A wide-eyed patriotic bumpkin appointed to the Senate by corrupt politicos, chief among them and unbeknownst to him is a senior senator whom he idolized.
    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.
    Educational Scholarship Opportunity

    01/16/2020

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    The local charter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Sea, Court #2405, will be offering two (2) scholarships this year both in the amount of $2,000.00. This scholarship is for a women that is 25 years of age or older, who wishes to continue their education. Applicants must be a resident of the Oregon South Coast, from Florence to Brookings. There is no restriction of race or religion. Applications must be post marked by April 15, 2020 and will be voted on by our scholarship committee and the winner will be notified and presented their award at the annual Tea on May 9, 2020.
    Applications are available at the Coos Bay and North Bend Libraries, Southwestern College Library, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and St, Monica's Catholic Church. Return applications to: CDA Scholarship Committee, 68248 North Bay Rd, North Bend, Oregon 97459. For additional information or questions, contact Sue Kulick at 541.297.0552
    Chess Club & Game Group At Port Orford Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    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.
    Fertilize Your Mind Garden Seminar Set For April 4

    02/27/2020

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    UPDATE: This event is CANCELED
    Registration forms are now available for the 19th annual "Fertilize Your Mind" garden seminar set for Saturday, April 4, 2020, at The Mill Casino • Hotel.
    This year's keynote speaker will be James Cassidy, soil scientist at Oregon State University.
    Following the keynote presentation will be three class sessions, each with a selection of three informative classes to choose from, presented by experienced and practical speakers. Some of the topics include "Moles, Voles and Deers – IPM in a Big Way," "Kitchen Gardens," "Organic Farming," "All About Rhododendrons," and "Is Your Garden Healthy for Bees?" as well as four more to choose from. Local nurseries, landscape companies and other businesses will display goods and services in the lobby for perusal throughout the day, while the Master Gardeners will staff a Plant Clinic table to answer gardening questions during breaks and the lunch period. A selection of free gardening/seed catalogs will also be available.
    The registration fee of $40 includes the keynote address, three lecture sessions, and lunch will be included again this year. To register, contact the Coos County Extension Office at 541-572-5263, stop by the OSU Extension office at 631 Alder St. in Myrtle Point, or register online at https://beav.es/43M. You may also register the morning of the event, beginning at 8:00 a.m., but class selections may be limited and lunch selection will be limited to first come first served.
    This seminar is sponsored by the Coos County Oregon State University Extension Service and the Coos County Master Gardener AssociationTM. Direct any questions to Master Gardener Coordinator Samantha Clayburn at 541-572-5263, ext. 25299 or Samantha.clayburn@oregonstate.edu.
    Recruiting Energetic Volunteers North Bend Visitor Information Center

    12/26/2019

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    Whether you're new to the area or a long-time resident, volunteering at the North Bend Visitor Information Center is a great way to take in our city. The Center is open daily, and volunteer schedules are flexible. Please call Visitor Services Manager Bonnie Hayes at 541-756-4613 to schedule a time to tour the North Bend Visitor Information Center and meet the staff and other volunteers.
    AARP Driver Safety Classes

    10/10/2019

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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

    01/16/2020

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    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.
    Free Computer Help at Bandon Public Library

    01/16/2020

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    If you need to brush up on your computer skills or learn more about today's software, Google, Apple, devices, and more, be sure to register for these computer labs this year at the Bandon Public Library in the Friends Conference Room.
    You can use the libary's public access computers, your own laptop, or CyberLynx's laptops (which have Windows 10, internet access and the full Microsoft Office 2007/2010 suite available). A lab instructor will be present to help you find and complete tutorials in subjects of your choosing, to learn about features of the software products supported, or to complete projects you may wish to do like writing a resume, creating a brochure or making a flyer.
    Apple and Windows Labs are two hour blocks that focus on the use, navigation and apps for Apple and Windows devices and operating systems.
    You can find the detailed descriptions of the classes offered as well as a schedule of classes and labs, published quarterly, on the CyberLynx web site at http://cyberlynxoregon.org.
    Tue, Mar 17, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, Apr 14, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, Apr 21, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, May 12, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, May 19, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    Tue, June 9, 2020 5pm-7pm - Apple Lab
    Tue, June 16, 2020 5pm-7pm - Windows/Open Lab
    To sign up and register call 541-236-2038 and leave a mesage, or email admin@cyberlynxoregon.org, or online at http://cyberlynxoregon.org.
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club

    06/05/2019

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    Regular Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and held at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay. Refreshments Visiting & Help Stations 9:15-9:45A.M., Presentation 9:45-11A.M.
    BASCC meetings will be suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus 19 virus. It is better not to put our senior club members and visitors at risk until we know more about the spread of this virus. The virus hits seniors the hardest. Statistics show seniors have the most fatalities when contracting this virus. Hopefully, this will pass and we'll get back to normal meetings soon.
    Be safe, wash hands, keep safe social distances.
    Interested in our next meeting? Send your questions to cbascc@gmail.com. Call 541-269-7396 for more information.Check out our website www.bascc.info.
    Port Orford Critical Mass Bike Ride

    08/29/2019

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

    08/30/2018

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    Updated March 19, 2020
    Betty Aerondon, 70, of Powers, (formerly of Coos Bay) passed away March 15, 2020, at Powers. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Lucian Frederick Black, 70, of Coos Bay passed away March 11, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service- Bay Area, 541-269-8996.
    Robert Vance Christensen, 61, of Coquille passed away March 10, 2020 in Coquille. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    William "Bud" J. Ingersoll 92, of North Bend died March 14, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.
    Norma Lou Lippert, 85, of Coos Bay, passed away on March 16, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Lloyd D. Lorenz, 82, of Coos Bay passed away March 14, 2020, at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541 267-4216.
    Ralph Riker 67, of Lebanon formerly of Bandon died March 3, 2020 in Lebanon. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.
    Donna M. White 83, of North Bend died March 8, 2020 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel. 541-756-0440.
    Katherine L. Youngblood 77, of North Bend died February 29, 2020 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service www.coosbayareafunerals.com
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary www.nelsonsbam.com
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway

    07/05/2018

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    Located at 766 S. First St (Across from McDonald's on HWY 101 N)
    UPDATE: This attraction is closed for the rest of March
    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!

    11/01/2018

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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 cooshistory.org
    Become a CASA Volunteer

    02/07/2019

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

    09/12/2019

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

    07/19/2018

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    The Coos Bay Lions Club Sight Program is changing the way we accept applications. Before we were depending on our club members to get us names and telephone numbers, then we would mail out applications and certificates. This whole process could take 6 weeks or more.
    We will now be hosting a Sight Clinic on the 4th Saturday of every month at the Coos Bay Library from 1pm to 4pm. At this clinic we will be processing applications and giving certificates on site.
    Anyone seeking our assistance with eye exams and glasses will need to come in person and bring proof of income, proof of residency and a picture ID. For emergency situations (ie. glasses broken but needed for work or school) we can expedite the process over the phone.
    If you have any questions you can reach the Lions club by phone or e-mail: 541-252-9930, cblionsightprogram@gmail.com. Or you can contact Laura Goode, sight chairman, at 541-297-6336
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation

    08/10/2018

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    Arm Chair Class: Mondays, 11am-12pm at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don't have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.
    Body Awareness Class by Kim Lieurance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Body Awareness Class: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O'Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.
    Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. "Love offering" or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat. Contact: d.tharsing@gmail.com
    Circles in the Sand: Circles in the Sand is dedicated to the path of the labyrinth as a means of meditation, transformation and healing. Face Rock viewpoint, Bandon. Draw starts about 2 hours before walk time. Dates and walk times listed on line at www.sandypathbandon.com
    Family Skate Night: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm - $3 per person. Coquille Community Building, 115 N Birch St, Coquille.
    Line Dancing Lessons: Mondays 9am-10am, Free, North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Ln, 541-756-7622.
    Out Our Back Door: Explore the great outdoors on the South Coast. Featured weekly in the South Coast Shopper by Author Tom Baake. https://southcoastshopper.com/out_our_back_door.
    Hike With The South Coast Striders: Local guided hiking trips to land and water trails in the Coos Region of the Southwestern Oregon Coast. Visit website for details on length of walk & preparation info. www.coostrails.com .
    Tai Chi for Better Balance: A 12-week class available in Coos Bay, North Bend, Lakeside, Coquille, Bandon, Myrtle Point, Powers & Gold Beach. For more information & registration call Melissa,1-850-207-1469.
    ZUMBA: Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Zumba Gold: Wednesdays at 9:30am. North Bend Senior Recreation and Activity Center, 1470 Airport Ln, North Bend. Call 541-756-7622 or visit www.northbendseniorcenter.org for details.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: 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 ckluther@hotmail.com.
    Chronic Pain Solutions: Learn proven methods of pain relief other than pain pills. Register online at www.bayareahospital.org
    Darkness to Light: "Stewards of Children" is a nationally acclaimed, evidence-based curriculum from the Darkness to Light organization. Kids' HOPE Center believes that through partnership and education, we can improve the lives of our community's children. This free training is recommended not only for individuals who work with children through their professions, but for any adult who feels responsible for protecting a child. There are also 2 hours Continued Education Credits for those that it applies to. Classes are offered the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Kids' HOPE Center. Individualized private training also is available for businesses, parent groups, churches, and other organizations. When requested in advance, workshops and materials can be provided in Spanish. Please call Kids' HOPE Center to schedule training. Space is limited and registration is required, call 541-269-4196.
    Diabetes Resources & Donations: Community members needing assistance with diabetes supplies or medications, or have diabetes supplies or medications to donate (we can't accept used glucometers or lancets), or to be involved in the South Coast Diabetes Association group; please call 541-756-9054 and leave a message. www.southcoastdiabetes.org
    Didgeridoo Club For Better Breathing: Every 2nd Thursday of the month. 4-4:30pm. FREE classes and practice that strengthens breathing ability, and lessens snoring and sleep apnea. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-267-5221.
    Help for Homeless Veterans: 1st Tuesdays of the month, from 1pm-3pm at the Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S. 20th St, Reedsport. First Tuesday of every month. Douglas County HUD-VASH and UCAN representatives will be on site to provide assistance to all homeless veterans.
    Childbirth Education: A variety of classes to help you prepare for parenthood. All About Labor, Big Brother/Big Sister Clas, Breastfeeding, Comfort Measures for Labor, Infant Safety & CPR, Newborn Care Basics, One Day Labor Class. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org . 541-269-8258.
    Preventing Diabetes Class:Learning how to make a few simple changes in the early stage of diabetes can slow, and sometimes stop its progression. By Rita Hoover, RN, CDE and Linda Devereux, RD. Call 541-269-7928 for more info.
    Stop Tobacco: Instruction & support can help you quit for good. Free four-class series. Call WOAH Customer Service 541-269-7400 for more info.
    Train Your Brain:Do you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, or depression? Learn cognitive behavioral techniques and the "mindfulness" approach. 1st four Tuesdays, every other month: Jan, May and Sept, 2-4 pm; March, July and Nov, 6-8pm. Space is limited, Register online at www.bayareahospital.org. 541-269-8076.
    For YOUTH By YOUTH Coalition Meeting: The For Youth By Youth (FYBY) Coalition is an opportunity for youth in Coos County to have their voice heard, empower their ideas, and make change for the better. Young adults ages 14 to 25 years old are invited to come to our coalition meetings the 2nd Monday of every Month at 6:00 pm at the Coos Drop located in North Bend.There is FREE food and fun! The Coos Drop, 1960 Sherman Ave, North Bend

    PARENTING/FAMILY
    Childbirth Education: A variety of classes to help you prepare for parenthood. All About Labor, Big Brother/Big Sister Class, Breastfeeding, Comfort Measures for Labor, Infant Safety & CPR, Newborn Care Basics. All the basics of baby care will be presented by our experienced Nursery Nurses. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Infant Safety and CPR: Call for next class. This class covers various safety topics for infants through one year old, including car seats, pets, child proofing, avoiding germs & SIDS. Also covers infant CPR. Register Online: www.bayareahospital.org/Calendar_events.aspx . For questions call 541-269-8258.
    Big Brother/Big Sister Class: Brothers & sisters-to-be, ages 3 to 10, learn about their new sibling, practice holding & diapering baby dolls, & watch a short video during this fun, fast-paced class. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    All About Labor (Part 1): Anatomy of labor, the stages of labor & an overview of fetal monitoring will be provided in this class. Common interventions and what to expect at delivery will also be discussed. Instruction on the immediate postpartum recovery period is also offered. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Comfort Measures for Labor (Part 2): Focus is hands-on comfort measures/ breathing techniques, water therapy, massage & comfort positioning. Also includes an overview of medications used to control pain. Register online: www.bayareahospital.org or call 541-269-8258.
    Reproductive Health Resources: Coos Health & Wellness offers FREE birth control services, emergency contraception, low cost STD testing and treatment, and other reproductive and clinic services. Oregon Health Plan and most private insurances accepted. Call for information and appointments 541-266-6700. Coos Health & Wellness is located at 281 LaClair St, Coos Bay.
    Women's Health Services at the Waterfall Clinic in North Bend also provides reproductive health services. Discounted services are available to qualified patients on our sliding fee discount program. Call 541-756-6232 to schedule an appointment.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Support Groups on the Southern Oregon Coast

    08/10/2018

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

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

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

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    EMERGENCY FOOD BOX SITES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    EMERGENCY MEAL SITES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bandon

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

Brookings/Harbor

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

Coos Bay

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

Coquille

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

Drain

CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden

Elkton

Arlene’s Café General Store

Florence

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

Gardiner

Gold Beach

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

Hauser

Wagon Wheel Grocery

Lakeside

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

Langlois

Langlois Store

Mapleton

Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

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

North Bend

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

Port Orford

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

Powers

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

Reedsport

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

Remote

Bridge Store

Scottsburg

Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

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

Abbreviations

Accepted Shopper Abbreviations  For consistency & clarity in the South Coast Shopper we use a set of standard classified ad abbreviations. They are listed here to help advertisers in writing their ads and readers in understanding the ads. (There is a fee for NOT abbreviating classified ads because our rates are based on these abbreviations)  UPDATE! We use abbreviations to save space in the paper, saving cost, that we pass on to our advertisers with lower classified rates than comparable papers across the Nation. A new way of naming products has developed that make product names unnecessarily longer. We will list these names in the traditional way to continue to save space in the paper, saving cost that we can continue to pass on to our advertisers. Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. Miscellaneous: These apply to all classifications $ each — $/ea $ or trade — $/trade and — & approximately — approx best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond excellent — exc electric — elec evenings — eves # of feet — #’ good — gd great — grt heavy duty — h/d home (after phone #) — home (after phone #) hours — hrs inches — #” #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo pints — pts plus — + possible — poss pounds — #lbs quarts — qts small — sm size — sz square foot — sf standard — std tongue & groove — t&g weekends — wknds wanted — want work (after phone #) — wk you haul — uhaul you move — umove Autos, Trucks, 4x4’s, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc. 2 wheel drive — 2wd 4 wheel drive or 4wd — 4x4 air conditioner or a/c — air all power options — all pwr all options — all opts all power — all pwr all terrain (tires) — AT all wheel drive — awd automatic — auto cassette — cass carburetor — carb CB or CB radio — cb CD or CD player — cd Chev, Chevrolet — Chevy Club cab — c-cab Cruise control — cc cubic inch — ci # cylinders — #cyl distribution (hitch) — dist # doors — #dr double — dbl engine — eng extended cab — x-cab extra cab — x-cab hatchback — h/b # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp # of hours — #hrs hydraulic — hyd International — Internat’l interior — int king cab — k-cab Limited Edition — Ltd Ed liter — ltr long bed — lb long wide box — lwb mag wheels — mags mud terrain (tires) — MT ##,000 miles — ##k miles — mi motorcycle — cycle motorhome — mh mount or mounted — mnt or mtd options — opts original — orig over drive — o/d # passengers — #pass pickup (if needed) — pu # pounds — #lbs power — pwr power brakes — pb power door locks — pdl power steering — ps power windows — pw power take off — pto quad cab — quad rebuilt — rblt short bed — sb # speed — #spd station wagon — sta wag or wagon T-Tops — t-tops take over payments — t.o.p. Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.

Automobiles

Employment

Home

Miscellaneous

Cars

Trucks

4X4s/SUVs

Vans

Classics

RVs

Boats

ATVs

Cycles

Heavy Equipment

Misc. Auto

Help Wanted

Work Wanted

Real Estate

DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.

541-269-0310

deesta@scod.com

Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

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

541-269-0310

katrina@scod.com

Amanda Libbett

Display Advertising Sales

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

541-269-0310

Amanda@scod.com

Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.

541-269-0310

sharon@scod.com

Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.

541-269-0310

hr@scod.com