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    Volunteers Needed To Help Local Children

    01/21/2021

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    The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) of Coos and Curry Counties is recruiting volunteers who would like to help make a difference in the life of a child. CASAs provide a voice for children in foster care, to help the judge make more informed decisions for the child. CASAs are provided training and support needed for this opportunity. CASA volunteers spend 5-10 hours average every month visiting the kids in their foster homes, reading case discovery, attending some meetings and hearing, and advocating for the child. You can make a big difference in the life of a child. If you are interested in becoming a CASA and want to learn more about the program, please email us at casacoos@orcca.us or casacurry@orcca.us or give us a call at 541-435-7103. You can also visit our webpage at www.orcca.us/casa. CASA of Coos and Curry Counties is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action.
    Coos Head Food Co-Op Celebrates 50 Years in Our Community

    01/21/2021

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    Coos Head Food Co-Op is celebrating 50 Years of Growing Community, we will be having an in-store trivia's, community wide raffle and giveaways throughout the month of February and will have store samples on the 17th of February.
    The purpose of the Coos Head Food Co-Op is to contribute to the health and well-being of the community by serving as a source for wholesome, natural, and organic foods and other Earth-friendly products, in an environment that is accessible to all through a membership-governed cooperative. As the oldest operating natural food store on the Southern Oregon Coast, we are committed to encouraging and educating our community in a positive and renewing relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants.
    Since 1971, we have served Oregon's Bay Area by operating a socially responsible business that offers quality, local, sustainable and organic choices.
    Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominations

    01/22/2021

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking the community's help to honor graduates who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and/or the world. Each year since 1992, the college has considered nominations for a distinguished alum.
    The college is accepting nominations for 2021 through April 1. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate, or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from Southwestern.
    Past recipients have included teachers, leaders in business and finance, medical professionals, a poet, and a U.S. Army colonel. Southwestern's graduates have distinguished themselves in professions and efforts around the globe, and the college wants to celebrate individuals who have contributed selflessly to improvement. To read more about past recipients, and a link to the nomination form, visit the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation's webpage at www.socc.edu/foundation/meet-our-alumni.
    Please submit nomination forms by April 1 to: alumni@socc.edu
    or mail to:
    Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee
    c/o Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation
    1988 Newmark Ave.
    Coos Bay, OR 97420
    Author Seeks Help With Mystery At NBPL

    12/31/2020

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    This January the North Bend Public Library will host mystery author Ellie Alexander, who will write a mystery story with the help of local residents.
    Alexander, an Ashland resident, is the author of several mystery novels, including the Sloan Krause series and the Bakeshop mysteries. The Bakeshop mysteries take place in Ashland, while the Sloan Krause mysteries are set in a beerhouse in Leavenworth, Washington.
    Alexander is known for using local settings to inform her stories. She also enjoys engaging with her readers, and during the early months of the COVID quarantine she crowdsourced a mystery with readers who followed her social media accounts.
    With the help of readers here on the South Coast, Alexander will write a story based in North Bend, culminating in a Zoom session to piece the story together. This session will be at 1 pm on Saturday, January 23rd. Interested readers are invited to watch the North Bend Library website and Facebook page for more details in January.
    For more information about this and other library programs, please contact the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400 or see our website at northbendoregon.us/library.
    Wireless Hotspots Now Available for Checkout at Coos Bay Public Library

    01/14/2021

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    Coos Bay Public Library has hotspots available for seven-day check out. These allow patrons with no access at home an opportunity to use the internet. The hotspot can be connected to a mobile-enabled devise, such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. It is portable so you do not need to remain in one place for access. The hotspots will work wherever there is cell phone service.
    This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through CARES Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.
    The library has some simple paperwork that needs to be filled out before checking out a hotspot. For more details call 541-269-1101.
    Hike the Trails at the South Slough Reserve & Learn About Coos Bay Birds & Crabs this Winter

    01/14/2021

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    Visitors are invited to register for in-person, socially distanced activities at South Slough Reserve
    Charleston, Ore. — Visitors to the South Slough Estuarine and Research Reserve can bring in the New Year while enjoying nature when they plan a fun, safe trip to the Reserve this January and February.
    Guided Nature Hikes at the South Slough Reserve (1:00-2:30 p.m.) January 26,
    Come for a walk in the woods and explore the flora and fauna on some of South Slough Reserve's most popular trails. The two-mile loop is well maintained and relatively level. Attendees will meet at the South Slough Reserve Visitor Center. Dress for the weather; wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks. Registration is required, and the event is limited to six participants. Register at www.southsloughestuary.org
    Millicoma Marsh Bird Walk (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) January 20, February 5
    Come enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots in Coos County. Interpreter and binoculars provided. Dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Middle School on 4th Ave. Registration is required, and the event is limited to six participants. Register at www.southsloughestuary.org.
    All About Crabs! (2:00-2:30 p.m.) January 22, (10:00-11:30 a.m.) February 10
    Visitors are invited to learn about the amazing life cycle of crabs, their importance to the local economy and discover the various techniques for capturing this delectable Crustacean. Dress for the weather and meet at the Charleston Visitors Center. Registration is required, and the event is limited to six participants. Register at www.southsloughestuary.org.
    Registration is required for all programs. A week or so prior to the event attendees will receive an email containing further information about the Reserve's new safety guidelines and efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Visitors' health and wellbeing are the Reserve's top priority. Among other things visitors will need to wear a mask when social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained. A temperature check using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer will be performed at the beginning of the program. Any participants with a temperature greater than 100.4 F may not participate.
    Questions? Contact South Slough Reserve at 541.888.5558 ext. 121.
    The South Coast Shopper has an opening for an Advertising Sales Agent

    08/03/2020

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

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

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

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

    01/14/2021

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Geology Lecture series continues virtually for 2021. On Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 pm, Dr. William Wilcock (University of Washington) will present the 16th Annual Cascadia Anniversary lecture on "Whale Seismology!". Additionally, Dr. Wilcock will give us an update on the Cascadia Initiative and Axial Seamount.
    Dr. Wilcock joins us as an IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturer and is the Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. His research interests include using geophysical techniques to understand seafloor volcanoes and hydrothermal systems, developing new tools for seafloor geodesy at subduction zones, exploiting cabled seafloor observatories for scientific studies and earthquake and tsunami early warning, and studying baleen whales using opportunistic recordings by seafloor seismometers. He holds a B.A. from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. from Imperial College, a Ph.D. from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
    Large whales are amongst the most captivating animals on Earth, but they are challenging to study because they are too big to hold in tanks, they spend most of their time underwater, and individuals can range over thousands of miles. Recording their vocalizations is one of only a handful of tools available to scientists, but such data can be expensive to obtain, particularly in the deep ocean. The two largest whale species, blue and fin whales, create very loud repetitive sounds at frequencies of about 20 Hz that overlap those of earthquakes, and they are commonly recorded by the networks of seafloor seismometers deployed for geophysical studies. Whale recordings on seafloor seismometers are sometimes viewed as a bothersome source of noise that obscures seismic signals, but beginning with some pioneering work in the 1990s, a small but growing community of marine seismologists are taking advantage of earthquake monitoring experiments in the oceans to study blue and fin whales. Many of the seismological techniques to locate earthquakes and determine their size and frequency characteristics can be adapted to whales.
    In his talk, Dr. Wilcock will describe the origin of his own interest in whale seismology and discuss ongoing efforts to exploit extensive seismic data sets in the northeast Pacific and elsewhere for whale seismology.
    For more than 15 years, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America have been pleased to offer fascinating non-technical presentations on earthquake science topics to general audiences across the US.
    Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are currently being held virtually from the college website, www.socc.edu. Click on the Livestream button at the time of the talk. For those not able to watch live, lectures are archived, with access from the College's website at https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2020-21.
    Additional talks this year include: Dr. Sean Davis (NOAA) with a climate change talk on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm; Dr. Scott Burns (Portland State) discussing "Radon – The Invisible Geological Killer" on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 pm; Dr. Jessica Labonté (Texas A & M) with life around hydrothermal vents on Friday, April 9 at 7:00 pm; and Dr. Guoqinq Lin (University of Miami) on "The 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption: Expected or a Surprise?" on Tuesday, May 11th at 3:00 pm.
    Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino, IRIS/SSA, Ocean Discovery Lecture Series, the Southwestern Foundation, and the College.
    For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216; rmetzger@socc.edu.
    Community Cooking With The Co-Op: Starring Jamar

    12/31/2020

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    PHOTO CAPTION: This month's Community Cooking with the Co-Op recipe is Kimchi Pancakes & Asian Slaw.

    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, January 28.
    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 January recipe, Jamar will be featuring Coos Head Kimchi Pancakes & Asian Slaw.
    This event is FREE and open to everyone. For ingredients and access, please register by going to https://is.gd/va3Wd9
    Beachwatchers Wanted For Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

    01/07/2021

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    On January 31 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver a virtual training session for the residents of Southern Oregon. COASST participants help make a difference for the environment by collecting data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.
    Through an interactive workshop held via Zoom, trainees will become acquainted with COASST survey protocols, and have a chance to learn more about the seabirds that live in their area. The COASST training provides participants with the tools to monitor for potential changes in the marine environment and promote stewardship of local marine resources.
    COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal, and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups. COASST believes citizens of coastal communities are essential scientific partners in monitoring marine ecosystem health. By collaborating with citizens, natural resource management agencies and environmental organizations, COASST works to translate long-term monitoring into effective marine conservation solutions. Currently, nearly 1000 participants survey beaches in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
    The training session will be held at online via Zoom; attendees will need a computer or mobile device with a strong internet connection to stream a Zoom Webinar, with audio and/or video streaming capabilities. Participants need NO prior experience with scientific data collection, just a commitment to survey a specific beach at least once a month.
    Reserve your training spot by registering in advance at this link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/9716083122261/WN__13fR_uOTO25mgjL4DqHGw
    Learn more by calling COASST at 206-221-6893, emailing coasst@uw.edu, or visiting our website at coasst.org.
    Death Notices & Services

    08/30/2018

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    Updated January 21, 2021
    John Balint, 63, of North Bend, passed away on January 15,2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440
    Christopher Anthony Beltran, 48, of Coos Bay passed away January 13, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service- Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Jeannine Brock, 62, of Lakeside, passed away January 12, 2021 in Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Donald Ray Clemons, 58, of Coos Bay, passed away January 13, 2021 in Coos Bay. If you are a relative, friend, or have any information regarding Mr. Clemons, please contact Myrtle Grove Funeral Service- Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Ernest "Eric" Coder, 44, of Coquille, passed away January 13, 2021 at Coquille. Cremation rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541--267-4216.
    Connie L. Culver, 70, of Coos Bay, passed away on January 16, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Victor Claude Damaske, 89, of Lakeside, passed away January 12, 2021 in Lakeside. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Thelma May Fairchild, 92, of Coos Bay, passed away on January 15, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Paula Ann Ferrin, 70, of Coos Bay, passed away January 11, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service- Bay Area, 541-269-2851.
    Dorothy G. Flint, 91, of Coos Bay, passed away January 9, 2021 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Jane K. Gideon, 79, of North Bend, passed away on January 16, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Sanford James Haines, 78, of Reedsport, passed away January 7, 2021 at Reedsport, Oregon. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Sherry Lynn Jackson, 61, of Coos Bay, passed away January 14, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Rella L. Johnson 72, of Halsey and Coos Bay died January 11, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 541-267-3131.
    Margaret G. Kittrell 95, of Coos Bay died January 15, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Richard A. Ledesma 68, of Coos Bay, formerly of Utah died January 14, 2021 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Connie Rae McUne, 63, of Coos Bay, passed away January 3, 2021 at Coos Bay. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Stephen D. Miller 52, of Lakeside died January 13, 2021 in Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.
    Michael P. Mills, 58, of North Bend, passed away on January 16, 2021 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Charles E. "Chuck" Robbins, 80, of Coos Bay, passed away January 4, 2021 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Charles A. Roof, 75, of Bandon, passed away January 10, 2021 at Bandon. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Rose Mary Thompson 78, of Coos Bay died January 15, 2021 in Coos Bay. 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
    Apply For South Coast Head Start

    12/24/2020

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

    01/14/2021

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    Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Youth Era's Program Manager, Gabi Colton, and Coos Health & Wellness' Public Health Educator, Jenna Kacheroski, will co-host The Relationship on Thursday, December 3 from 3:30pm-4:30pm via Zoom (virtual meeting software).
    Join Gabi, Jenna, and Reference Librarian, Paul, in a safe, virtual setting to talk, share, and learn about everything relationships. This FREE event is for youth ages 14-25. Let's share and learn together, to build skills for healthy realtionships! Participants will have an opportunity to win a $20 gift card from Coos Health & Wellness.
    We meet every first Thursday of the month. Register for this virtual program by going to https://is.gd/BAgVyr
    Southwestern offers Free GED® and Adult Basic Education Courses Winter Term 2021

    12/24/2020

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is offering free GED® and Adult Basic Education classes ONLINE Winter Term 2021. These classes prepare individuals to take the GED® exam and update skills to enroll in college or career training programs. Students enrolled in these classes can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas.
    We will have three options for GED® and Adult Basic Education classes next term:
    Morning GED Class – Monday through Thursday from 9am- 11am
    Afternoon GED Class – Monday through Thursday from 12pm-2pm
    Evening GED Class – Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm – 8pm
    All classes will be live via Zoom during their scheduled times. Winter Term starts January 4, 2021 and ends March 19, 2021. To register for orientation and classes, please email Adult & Pre-College Education at llcinfo@socc.edu. To find out more about 100 Strong Bandon, go to www.bandon.com/100-strong. To support scholarships at SWOCC, go to www.socc.edu/give
    Oregon Coast Anglers Christmas Trees Collection

    12/31/2020

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Students from Reedsport and Elkton, as well as Reedsport Boy Scouts, have been involved in helping Oregon Coast Anglers and their Christmas Tree projects for fish habitats. You can donate your used Christmas trees for this project.

    The Oregon Coast Anglers announces the seventh annual collection of pre-enjoyed Christmas Trees. The trees can be dropped off at the Southwest corner of the Les Schwab parking lot in Reedsport. (follow the signs) OCA requests that the trees be free of tinsel, ornaments, and any coatings. Christmas Trees can be left at the drop site through January.
    OCA and ODFW will place these trees in tributaries to the Umpqua River, when water flows permit. The objective of this project is to improve fish habitat and provide cover for salmon and trout fry from predators.
    Another objective of this project is to help students better understand the importance of good fish habitat. Students from Reedsport and Elkton, as well as Reedsport Boy Scouts, have been involved in past years. Covid19 is a major concern this year, and it is unclear regarding student involvement in 2021. Safety is always a major consideration in all OCA projects.
    For more information contact Steve Godin at 541-255-3383
    Unlimited Book Club

    01/14/2021

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    Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 pm, the Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library, and North Bend Public Library. We formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion through reading and thoughtful conversation. Club will meet every second Thursday.
    This meeting will be an opportunity for members to meet and discuss our next title, selected by book club members, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Suggestions for future readings will come from members of Unlimited.
    Registration is free. Those interested are invited to attend meeting as there is no obligation to stay. To join, please go to https://tinyurl.com/y63w4r35. Questions? Call 541-756-6320 x216, or email education@cooshistory.org. After signing up, participants will be sent link for Zoom meeting.
    Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Offers Virtual Cooking Classes To The Community

    10/29/2020

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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, throughout winter term. Classes include an ingredients box that participants pick-up at OCCI the day before each class, from 3 to 5 pm. We have a no-contact procedure. Face coverings are required. All classes are conducted live using Zoom from 11am to 2 pm. Each class: $75 (unless otherwise noted).
    To register for a class, email or call one of Southwestern's Student First Stop centers: Coos Campus 541-888-7352, firststop@socc.edu; Curry Campus 541-813-1667; curryfirststop@socc.edu. Include a phone number and a representative will contact you to arrange for payment. Instructions for picking up your food supply box and joining the Zoom virtual class will be emailed to you.
    CRT 0105 65 BLISSFUL BRUNCH Day: Saturday, December 5, 2020
    Hone your skills to create a perfectly blissful brunch. Some of the recipes to be covered include proteins like Monte Cristos, a wide array of egg dishes, batters for the perfect pancakes and waffles, pastries, syrups and sauces, accompanying fruits, vegetables, and other seasonal items. Instructor: Randy Torres
    CRT 0102 65 PIZZA PIZZAZZ Day: Saturday, January 9, 2021
    Learn the basics of making delicious pizzas! Explore shaping the pizza dough and using flavor combinations that will put that pizzazz in your pizza. Instructor: Randy Torres
    CRT 0145 65 THE SECRET'S IN THE SAUCE! Day: Saturday, January 30, 2021
    Do you want to learn how to make a killer sauce to compliment any meal? In this course you will learn to make a variety of sauces that Chef Torres has chosen to explore. The possibilities range from the five classical grand sauces that are the basis for most other sauces: béchamel, velouté, brown or espagnole sauce, tomato sauce, and hollandaise. Instructor: Randy Torres
    CRT 0180 75 VALENTINE'S MEAL – DEMONSTRATION ONLY Day: Saturday, February 6, 2021
    In this demonstration you'll learn what you need to know to cook and present a delicious Valentines meal for two. This is demonstration only, there is no ingredient box. Instructor: Randy Torres, Special Price: $35. There will be an option to purchase an ingredients box the week of Feb. 8 in order to cook the Valentines meal. Attendance at the demonstration is not required to purchase the ingredients box, recipes will be included. Call OCCI at 541-888-7309 to arrange for a box. Proceeds from the ingredient boxes will go to the OCCI Competition Cooking Team.
    CRT 0107 65 THE MYSTERY OF SOURDOUGH Day: Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Chef Gaudette will guide you through the mysterious process that it takes to care for a sourdough start and create amazing bread in this hands-on class. Along your journey Chef will break it down to understandable basics so that you can continue to create delicious sourdough bread in your own kitchen. Instructor: Chelsea Gaudette
    CRT 0140 65 SOUP DU JOUR Day: Saturday, February 27, 2021
    This class will explore a surprise soup chosen by Chef Torres. The soup will either be a clear or thick soup. Clear soups include flavored stocks, broths, and consommés, and include soups such as chicken noodle soup and French onion soup. Thick soups include cream and purée soups, such as bisques or cream of tomato soup. Instructor: Randy Torres
    CRT 0101 65 JUST DESSERTS Day: Saturday, March 13, 2021
    In this hands-on class you will receive expert instruction on creating Chef Torres' chosen menu of truly tempting desserts that will take your meal to the next level. You'll want to add these new skills and menus to your cooking repertoire. Instructor: Randy Torres
    If you have questions, please contact Community Education at 541-888-7328; communityed@socc.edu.
    Foster Homes Needed

    05/14/2020

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

    09/12/2019

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

    08/10/2018

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

    07/19/2018

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

    07/19/2018

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    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

    02/08/2019

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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

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