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    AARP Driver Safety Classes


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    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.
    Thursday May 16th, and the course will be held at Shorewood Retirement Apts., 1451 Spruce Street and 15th, Florence, Oregon. Hours are from 10:00am to 4:30pm. To register, please call Lane Community College, 541-997-8444.
    Wednesday May 22nd, and the course will be held at the Lakeside Senior Center, 915 North Lake Road, Lakeside, OR 97449. Hours are 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. To register, please call Norma Clemons, 541-254-4100.

    AARP Driver Safety Course in May
    Starting in May the AARP Driver Safety will be presenting a brand new workshop in Coos Bay. It is the first time this will be offered south of the Portland area.
    The workshop is called SDTEK (Safe Driver Technology). It is a free 90 minutes interactive workshop which will discuss the new safety technology that is now found in many new and used cars.
    Our first two classes are:
    Friday May 17, 2019; 10am-11:30am, at Gloria Del Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
    Tuesday May 28, 2019; 2:15pm-3:45pm, at Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420..
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 3:15pm-4:45pm, at Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
    For either of these classes we are asking people to register in advance either by calling 1-877-805-4115 or going to .
    South Coast Train Club Hosts Model Train Show


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    The South Coast Train Club will host their 3rd Annual May Model Train Show at Pony Village Mall starting Friday, May 17 and running through Sunday May 19. The Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club from the Eugene and Springfield area, and the Umpqua Valley Model Railroad Club from Roseburg will participate again in this year's show.
    The show will feature various scales of model trains. Miles of track will be home to scale sized towns, terrain and landscape, and of course trains.
    The highlight of the show will be Umpqua Valley's HO scale modular layout, now over 70 feet in length. The Willamette Cascade club will provide a Thomas and Friends HO scale train display, an O scale display, a large G gauge display of over 40 feet in length and an Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety display.
    Each of the three clubs will have members available to answer questions and share details about their hobby.
    The show hours are 10am-8pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.
    For more information about the local club, find South Coast Train Club on Facebook. The club is always welcoming new members. The club's youngest member is 11 years old. The club hosts two shows each year in May and December at Pony Village Mall.
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club


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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.
    Friday, May 17, 2019 - "AARP briefing on top technology for new automobiles." Attend this FREE, open to all the public, presentation to find out what is happening in the automotive world. Whether your in the market for a new car or truck or a newer used vehicle this will inform you of what new safety items are available before you make the purchase to make life easier and safer for all. Bring along your family or and or friends that might appreciate the news. This presentation should be of interest and useful for all of us, not just those with a brand new car or about to get one. Why? You might rent a car one of these days. Such are usually new, newer than our own. More than once I have run into the problem of technology new to me, including how to start or how to get in gear. You might be a passenger in an auto with new tricks. Find out now how to make an intelligent comment then, like "How did you know that .... ?" Handouts will be available. Register on line at or at the front desk before the meeting. F
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    Geology Lecture Series at Southwestern: The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean


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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern's geology lecture series concludes for the 2018-19 academic year when Dr. Stephen Palumbi comes to SWOCC on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Palumbi will present a lecture on "The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean". In addition to the talk, representatives of the Charleston Marine Life Center will be present in the lobby starting at 6:30 pm and also after the lecture with some examples of extreme life of the sea for the audience to observe in person.
    Dr. Palumbi is the Jane & Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford University. He earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. from University of Washington. Steve is also the Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Holds a Senior Fellowship at the Stanford Institute for the Environment. Dr. Palumbi has published extensively in many of the leading scientific journals. Steve's latest book for non-scientists is about the amazing species in the sea, written with his son and novelist Anthony. The Extreme Life of the Sea tells about the fastest species in the sea, and hottest, coldest, oldest etc. Steve's previous book, The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival, written with Carolyn Sotka, brought to life the unusual environmental success story of the recovery of Monterey Bay. Steve's first science book for non-scientists The Evolution Explosion explored how humans accelerate evolutionary change in the species around us. Steve helped write, research and also appears in the BBC series The Future is Wild and the History Channel's World Without People. Other recent films appearances include The End of the Line, and the Canadian Broadcasting series One Ocean. Major work continues on the microdocumentary project, the Short Attention Span Science Theater.
    The talk on The Extreme Life of the Sea will focus on: What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.
    Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern's Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, this lecture will be Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's web site at This is the final talk in the series for this academic year, but talks are already being scheduled for fall 2019 including: Dr. Susan Hough (USGS) on Friday October 18th with "What Past Earthquakes Tell Us About Future Earthquake Hazard: Facts & Fake Facts" and Dr. Artie Rogers (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) on Friday, November 22nd with "Forecasting Ground Shaking from Earthquakes Using Supercomputers". Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino, the Southwestern Foundation and the College, IRIS/SSA and the Ocean Discovery Program.
    For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.
    Coos Bay Speedway's Annual Mega Bike Giveaway


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    Come out to the ISCS Sprint Tour at the Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, May 18th with the family and have your kids enter to win a bike of their choice, and the first 100 Kids through the gate get a free Hot Wheel! Over 30 brand new bikes, purchased by various local sponsors, will be up for grabs in the Coos Bay Speedway's Annual Mega Bike Giveaway. Special thanks to the early sponsors who have already donated the list will grow with new sponsors coming in daily: Shinglehouse Auto & Salvage, BLAZE KINGS LLC, Gooney's Sports Bar, Jeremy's Automotive, Chuck Bracelin Trucking, Inc., T-Time Maintenance, Coos Bay Speedway, Dan Farmer State Farm Insurance, Maid to Clean home and office service, Coquille Indian Tribe, The Lakeside Cafe, K-DOCK 92.9 FM Classic Hits Radio, Walmart, Rummy Racing And J&S Racing, Robison Family Racing, Rockwell Racing, VanHoof Family, Withers Racing, Nocturnal Chaos Racing, and 10 Anonymous Donations.
    Grandstands open at 4pm with racing starting at 6:30pm. The speedway is located at 94320 HWY 42, Coos Bay. For more info on racing events go to or call 541-269-2474.
    112th Annual Rhododendron Festival In Florence May 18-20


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    Come join us for a weekend of fun! Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty! The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. You will also enjoy the family-focused parade, Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival (get discounted tickets SOON) with rides, games and a few surprises. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown "Queen Rhododendra". And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence. Get your full list of events at , so you can plan your weekend in Florence Oregon! The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third – oldest on the West Coast and is just one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival.
    Don't Drink & Drive! Rhody Express is a FREE safe and convenient way to get around Florence from Bay Street in Old Town to any lodging within city limits. Fri 10am-6pm Fri/Sat 9pm-3am (Pick up is at intersection of Bay and Maple Streets). Call 541-902-2067 or 541-997-8520.
    Davis Shows Carnival Wed-Sun: Port Parking Lot in Old Town. Thursday: 3pm-11pm; Friday Noon-11pm; Saturday 11am-Midnight; Sunday 11am-8pm.
    Arts Festival, Saturday, May 19, 11am-5pm; Sunday, May 19, 11am-4pm. Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Show & Sale of Unique Fine Arts and Crafts. Florence Events Center, 541-902-1933.
    40th Annual Rhody Run, Saturday, May 19, 9am. Florence Events Center. 541-999-9667.
    27th Annual Rhody Show & Shine Car Show, Beachcombers Car Club, Saturday, May 18, 10am-2:30pm - Awards at 1:30pm. Grocery Outlet Parking Lot on Hwy 101. 541-902-0916.
    Rhody Festival Junior Parade, Saturday, May 18, Staging at 11am - Miller Park. Parade at Noon. Sponsored by Siuslaw Fire & Rescue. 541-991-0437
    Kiwanis Kids Games, Saturday, May 18, Siuslaw High School, immediately following Junior Parade at the JV Baseball Field. 541-999-6847
    Festival Flower Show & Sale, Saturday, May 18. American Rhododendron Society, 10am-5pm. Florence Events Center. 541-997-1994
    Coast Radio Classic Car Cruise, Coast Radio/KCST Live Broadcast from Old Town, Saturday, May 18, 5:30pm-8pm. Cruise from 6:30pm-7:30pm. (Register at Show & Shine 10am-2:30pm). 541-997-9136.
    112th Annual Grand Floral Parade. Sunday, May 19. Staging 10am, 27th & Oak Street. Route: 101 South to Old Town. Parade starts at Noon. 541-997-3128. Grand Floral Parade Broadcast at 11:45am on KCST 106.9 FM.
    Download a full schedule at
    3rd Annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival


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    Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11am-3pm at Mingus Park, N. 10th st, Coos Bay.
    May is just around the corner, which means it's time for the 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival! This year is special for us because we are celebrating our 25th year of supporting environmental integrity and economic stability in the Coos watershed community. This is one of the many ways we plan to celebrate!
    The Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival is a free, family-friendly event sponsored by the Coos Watershed Association and other local partners. This is an interactive festival featuring hands-on science activities, live music, games, food, costume-making, face-painting, community art projects, a parade around the Mingus Pond, and more! Many of the activities will be designed and led by local youth who are eager to share their passion with the community. Come on out to celebrate our watershed, listen to youth musicians from The Metro Gnomes, The BuzzKrill, and the Hillcrest Choir and Marimba Ensemble, and enjoy some delicious local food provided by Sea Kitty Seafoods, Blazing Bulldogs North Bend High School Wood Fired Oven, and the Coos Head Food Co-Op. If you are a fan of music, nature, art, food, or science, this is an event you will not want to miss!
    We created the Mayfly Festival in 2017 as a way to connect with our community while celebrating the watershed that we all call home. Mayflies offer an important theme of interconnectedness to our festival--come on out on May 18 to learn more! For more information about the Coos Watershed Association, visit
    If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Alexa at or 541-888-5922 x306.
    Bay Area Bonsai Society Show and Sale


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    Ever wondered how those small trees in containers look like they're hundreds of years old? Well, they just might be. Bonsai literally translates from Japanese to English as "planted in a container." The ancient art of Bonsai has been around for thousands of years.
    The Bay Area Bonsai Society will be showing their bonsai and offering some plants with bonsai potential for sale Saturday, May 18, from 10am-5pm; and Sunday, May 19, from 11am-3pm; at the Pony Village Mall in North Bend. You'll be able to see and learn how these works of art are created locally. Demonstrations will take place both days at 1 p.m. on different aspects of bonsai. Saturday's demonstration will feature local bonsai grower and artist Thomas Roberts of Driftwood Bonsai.
    Bonsai can be created by anyone and everyone and this is a great opportunity to see bonsai and maybe even begin to create your own at a modest cost. Admission is free and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. For questions please contact 541-267-7597.
    Walk, Jog or Run to Fight Pancreatic Cancer


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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Junior Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 7th Annual Bear Claw's 5K Your Way and Health Fair benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network with some exciting new additions.
    The Junior Chamber is collaborating with Zonta's Coos County Women's Health Coalition who will be sponsoring a health fair and bringing many more exhibitors. There will also be a bounce house obstacle course available to enjoy and Elk Horn BBQ will be on-site as well.
    Beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, the 7th Annual Bear Claw's 5K Your Way – walk, jog or run – will take place at Southwestern Oregon Community College located at 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Students, faculty, and community members will gather to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, and to promote health and fitness in the community. Since the first Bear Claw's 5K and Health Fair, the group has raised over $10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Southwestern's Business Instructor, Jessica Engelke, who lost both her Father, Jim "Bear Claw" Engelke and Grandmother, Eleanor Mateski to pancreatic cancer has made a lifelong pledge to continue raising money and awareness towards this deadly disease. Engelke stated that the National Cancer Institute reports that pancreatic cancer is on the rise in the United States and there will be an estimated 55,400 new cases in 2018, with only an 8.5 percent survival rate after five years.
    If you would like to learn more about the 5K or inquire about a table at the health fair, contact Jessica Engelke at 541-297-7263.
    The health fair and registration begin at 9 a.m. in Henry Hansen Union Square (the quad). The 5K starts at 10 am. Participation is FREE; suggested donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is $5. For additional information, e-mail
    Annual Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale in Langlois


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    The Langlois Lions Club will be holding our annual Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Club House 48136 Floras Lake Lp. The sale will feature an outstanding variety of house, garden and yard plants from African violets to to succulents to veggie starts. Some highlights: Jennifer Ewing, garden expert on hand to answer your burning garden questions and David Woof's beautiful garden-related pottery. Bandon Discovery Center's eye-catching original fused glass plant markers will be also available. Sales of these items will benefit veterans' workshops at the Sage with a portion being donated to the Langlois Lions.
    Business donations of plants or plant related items include: Valley Flora, 101 Plants & Garden Center, Dragonfly Farm and Nursery, B & B Farm Supply, Raincoast Arts, Bandon Floral & Gifts, Currydale Farms, Floras Creek Brewing Co.( gourmet coffee beans), Langlois Market (coupons for World Famous Hot Dogs), and contributions from community members.
    There will be plenty of coffee, parking and a chance to network with other green thumbs.
    So it is well worth the visit and is of a great benefit for our charitable programs. We are also accepting plant donations by Friday afternoon, May 17th, and the morning of the sale. For further information, call 541 348-2507.
    Coos Art Museum will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer


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    Coos Art Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Located at 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. For details visit and
    Flare Shoot & Demo in Empire


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    To go along with Safe Boating Week, May 18-May 25, it's time for all of us to check our BOATS for SAFETY EQUIPMENT. The COOS BAY POWER SQUADRON will be doing a FLARE SHOOT & DEMO (Visual Distress Signal) on May 18th 2019 from 10am-Noon at the Empire Boat Ramp. Doing this will give us a HANDS ON USE for the outdated flares from our boats. Check your dates. They're stamped with an "expiration date" of 42 months (3.5 years from date they were manufactured). Donate your old flare at the event.
    Film Noir Series Presents


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    The FILM NOIR series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Sunday, May 19th at 4pm. This month's feature is Robert Siodmak's 1944 underappreciated masterpiece "Phantom Lady".
    Alan Curtis plays Scott Henderson, an unhappily married business man who steps out one night to get away from his daily grind of bickering with his wife. There he strikes up a conversation with a mysterious, despondent lady who agrees to accompany him to a show uptown but withholds her name. Returning home, he finds his wife strangled and becomes the prime suspect in her murder. He has a solid alibi but his theatre companion is nowhere to be found and no one remembers seeing them together. When Scott is charged with murdering his wife, it falls to his devoted secretary 'Kansas' (Ella Raines) to find the phantom lady and save Scott from the electric chair...
    The Film Noir series is held on the third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome at this free program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library. The Library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue. Please call 269-1101 or visit for further information about this program.
    Local Employment Seeking Resources


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    Job Fair at Coos Bay Library: Coos Bay Public Library will be hosting a FREE Job Fair on Wednesday, May 22 from 12:30pm-3:30pm in the Coos Bay Library's Myrtlewood Room.
    The Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for job seekers to make connections with local employers and staffing agencies. All job seekers are encouraged to attend. This is a FREE event for both employers and job seekers. Whether you are an individual searching for work or an employer in search of candidates, please call (541) 269-1101 for further information.
    Please note: Due to limited space, all employers must register with the library prior to staffing the fair.
    Motivation Workshop: Coos Bay Public Library, in collaboration with Erlette Upshaw from Goodwill Job Connections, will be offering a MOTIVATION WORKSHOP for those who need some inner drive. This workshop will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the library's Cedar Room.
    In this workshop, Erlette will help you discover what motivates you and what shapes your attitude towards work and the world around you.
    This workshop is FREE, no registration is required. To get more information, call (541) 269-1101 x2.
    GCF LearnFree: Online Computer Training: Coos Bay Public Library, in collaboration with Erlette Upshaw from Goodwill Job Connections, will be offering GCF LearnFree: ONLINE COMPUTER TRAINING. This workshop will be on Friday, June 7 from 10:00am-11:00am at the library's Public Computers.
    Need to improve your typing skills, learn Microsoft Word or Excel? Come to the library and Erlette will illustrate what GCF LearnFree has to offer in self-paced individual learning modules and online classes that you can do on your own.
    Workshop is FREE of charge. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. To sign up or get more information, visit the Reference Desk, call (541) 269-1101, or register online @


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    Mental Health First Aid Training: May 15th, 8am-5pm. Main Conference Room at the Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd., Reedsport. This course will teach participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of common mental health challenges. Participants will also learn about accessing risks, to listen nonjudmentally, to give reassurance and information, to encourage appropriate professional help, to encourage self-help and other support strategies. Note: This is an all day event. Breakfast & lunch will be provided. Register online at" , more info contact Adam Jones,
    Learn About Edible Seaweed: Bandon resident and longtime seaweed enthusiast, Dan Sawyer, shares his knowledge about this sea vegetable on Friday, May 17th at 10 AM at the Bandon Public Library. Dan will bring fresh and dry samples of three types of local edible seaweed. You'll learn how to identify these seaweeds, learn responsible harvesting techniques, how to dry and store seaweed and multiple uses. On May 18th Dan will be leading a guided seaweed walk for those interested.
    2019 Bear Claw's 5K YOUR WAY and Health Fair: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9am. This is a family friendly 5k for walkers, joggers, or runners benefiting THE PANCREATIC ACTION NETWORK. The Health Fair will have vendors highlighting health and fitness. Registration and Health Fair open at 9 am – The 5k for walkers and runners begins at 10 am. This is a FREE event with a suggested donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. There will be fun drawing with prizes available to win based on your donation level. The Event is held at Henry Hanson Square at Southwestern Oregon Community College. If you would like to donate a drawing prize or learn how to get involved, please contact
    Southern Oregon Coast Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar: Town Hall meeting Wednesday, May 29th, 6-9PM and AM and PM training sessions, Thursday, May 30th, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM. Bay Area Hospital -KIDS HOPE Center is sponsoring, along with support from the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area, Coquille Tribal Police and The Mill Casino a two-day seminar to raise awareness of human trafficking on the southern Oregon coast. Objectives include gaining a better understanding of human trafficking; Identifying resources for addressing human trafficking in community settings; and identifying strategies for building sustainable partnerships between law enforcement, local healthcare providers and community partners. There is a Please register for one training session at Refreshments will be served at both events.
    Drop-In Computer Labs


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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next labs will be on Friday, May 24 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Friday, June 7 from 2:00pm-4:00pm; and Wednesday, June 19 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 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.
    Donation/Fundraiser for Bryan's Home and Operation Rebuild Hope At Gib's RV Superstore
    Gib's RV Superstore

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    Gib's RV will be donating $100 for every RV sold in the month of May to Bryan's Home/Operation Rebuild Hope. We are committed to giving back to the community that supports us. Supporting Veterans in our community is something that is near and dear to us. We have seen the great things that Operation Rebuild Hope has done in our community. The idea of giving a hand up, not a hand out is something we believe strongly in.
    "We are excited and so very grateful to be in a position to give back to our community in this way," commented Lisa Larkin, owner of Gib's RV Superstore. "May is the start of our busy season. A fundraiser during Memorial Day month ensures we will be able to maximize our donations and garner extra donations from our amazing customers and friends."
    In addition to donations, our hope is to raise awareness for the struggles that Veterans go through in our community. According to Operation Rebuild Hope, Veterans make up roughly 7% of the total population for the United States yet make up 12% of the total homeless population. These statistics are horrifying to us. These men and women served our country and protected our freedoms. It's only right that we give back to them and support them when they need a help up.
    We are very encouraged by the mission of Bryan's Home. We know as a business, and by living in this community how hard it is to find skilled labor. To see an organization be dedicated to training and giving skills to Veterans that will allow them to seek skilled trade jobs is huge. We can't wait to see how this program affects our community and all Veterans involved.
    For additional information on this cause or how you can become involved, please contact Melissa Dennis, Sales Manager at Gib's RV Superstore at 541-888-3424.
    Death Notices & Services


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    Updated May 16, 2019
    Rochelle Beck, 68, of Coos Bay, passed away May 7, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Donald S. Gorter, 53, of North Bend, passed away on May 5, 2019 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Sue V. Jernigan, 80, of North Bend passed away May 6, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Linda L. Philbrook, 71, of North Bend, passed away on May 9, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Gina Amenis Martinez, 71, of Coos Bay passed away May 8, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131
    James "Jim" E. Miles, 86, of North Bend, passed away on May 8, 2019 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Harriet Vasquez, 94, of Coos Bay, passed away on May 6, 2019 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Benwah Watson, 98, of Coos Bay, passed away May 10, 2019 in North Bend. Arrangements are pending with Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Alice E. Weathers, 56, of Lakeside died May 8, 2019 in Lakeside. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    A Celebration of life will be held for Linda L. Philbrook, 71, of North Bend, on Sunday, May 26th at 3:00 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice Bereavement Center, 1620 Thompson Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service
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    Authors To Sign New Book; Bert Dunn To Present Slide Show Of Coquille's History, Newspaper Digitization


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    Bert Dunn, one of three authors of Coquille, a book published this spring by Arcadia Press, will narrate a slide show of historic photographs taken from the book. Dunn co-wrote Coquille with Andie Jensen and Yvonne-Cher Syke.
    Following the slide show in Myrtle Point on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St., Dunn and Jensen will sign books.
    Photographs in the book, an addition to the Images of America series, came from individuals and from museums in Coquille, Bandon, Coos Bay, and Roseburg.
    The book, which covers the development of Coquille from roughly 1880-1950, costs $21.99. At the book signing, Mary Barton, museum board member, will handle book sales.
    One of the authors, Bert Dunn, was born in Myrtle Point at Mast Hospital and raised in Coquille. He recently retired from a career in the electric utility business and resides near Springfield. He has had a long term interest in Coquille area history.
    His slide show will include information about working with the University of Oregon to digitize historic Coquille newspapers. The years 1883-1919 have been completed and placed online. The digitized newspapers are a "fabulous new genealogy resource," Dunn said.
    The second author, Andie Jensen, has written many books about the history of the south coast. His most recent book is No Place Like Home : The Unincorporated Towns and Communities of Coos County, Oregon.
    Yvonne-Cher Skye, the third author, serves as Coquille Valley Museum's director and board chair. She is active in the Sawdust Theatre.
    The author event is sponsored by the Coquille Valley Genealogy Club. For more information, call 541-572-2596 or 541-572-2182.
    Purebred Or Mixed...Would You Like To Earn A Blue Ribbon For Your Dog!


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    At the Pony village Mall, Saturday, May 25, 2019
    You might be interested in getting a "Title". This is new for dogs from the American Kennel Club. Its called "Canine Good Citizen" or CGC. It is open for all dogs whether pure bred or mixed. Cost of test is only $10. Once you pass, you will get a CGC certificate and a blue ribbon with photo. CGC collar tags order info.
    Our Good Citizen test is very easy. It takes just a few minutes. While your dog is on a leash he has to sit, lie down and come when called. He also has to walk nicely on a leash and meet another dog. With the CGC tag on your collar, you will be very proud of your dog when going out and about!
    The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing American Kennel Club program stresses responsible dog ownership, basic training and good manners. Besides that, Dogs love to please and be taught by their owners!
    Most therapy dog groups require passing the CGC as a prerequisite to becoming a therapy dog. Some insurance companies recommend CGC. Owners of apartments sometimes require a CGC for resident dogs. Even RV parks for certain dogs.
    Our therapy group, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs will be holding our next test is Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11am-1pm at the Pony Village Mall, room 151, Accross from JoAnns. The fee is $10. Please come and join us. or call Joanna at 541-267-6258 or go online to We look forward to seeing you and your dog there! Even if you do not have a dog and would like to see the test, you are welcome to come.
    Free Contra Dance at Sixes Grange


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    It's been a long, wet winter! There is nothing like contra dancing to the music of The Outstanding Open Band to produce endorphins and smiles! Once again, the South Coast Folk Society is bringing contra dance to Curry County, funded by the Curry Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Dances are held at the Sixes Grange, Saturday nights at 7 pm. The Curry Contra Dances are scheduled for June 15, August 3 and October 19.
    All dances are free public events for couples, singles and families. Never mind if you don't come with a partner: others without partners are looking for someone to dance with. Even if you come as a couple, the caller will encourage partners exchanging all through the night if they like. Also, don't worry if you don't have loads of experience: the caller patiently teaches each dance before it gets underway.
    Side of the Tide Morris Dancers will provide entertainment while the contra dancers catch their breath. Some folks come just to listen and tap their feet to music of The Outstanding Open Band which can comprise up to fourteen South Coast musicians. The caller in April will be Stacy Rose, in June it will be Karen Olsen, in August Woody Lane and in October Paul Poresky.
    Take a break from your cell phone and TV, and bring the whole family to enjoy an old fashioned community evening with family, friends and neighbors! For information call Kristi at (541) 332-9295 or Jo at (541) 348-2174.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Traditional Dance Lessons


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    The South Coast Folk Society is offering a free traditional dance class every Monday evening in North Bend from 7-9PM. All are welcome to experience the joy of dancing to traditional music from around the world. This is a new class for all levels, and it's free. Volunteers from the Folk Society Orchestra will be there playing live music every week. Traditional dances are appropriate for beginners and experienced dancers alike.
    This public class meets every Monday for two hours at the North Bend Housing Authority community activity room. It starts at 7:00PM. Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual friendly social gathering. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend. Every session is new, a fresh start, and all the dances are taught. Registration is not required. The Housing Authority is located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend, just three blocks west of the library on Connecticut Avenue.
    All ages can have fun dancing to live music played by talented local musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world. These include circles, line dances, set dances, folk, and ballroom dances. New musicians are invited to join the band.
    For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267.
    Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Launches Scholarship and Community Giving Program


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    The Port of Coos Bay is seeking to award two $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors who are pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university. The Port is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Oregon's South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow. Applicants must live or attend school within the Port district and have shown success in the pursuit of their goals.
    All eligible students are encouraged to apply, though special consideration will be given to those seeking educational advancement in trades or skills related to the maritime, rail, or trade and logistics industries. Selection criteria may include but are not limited to, academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and expectations for future success in the academic setting.
    The Port has also developed a new community giving and donation process. Requests for donations and event sponsorships will be received on a rolling basis, then reviewed and awarded quarterly. Preference will be giving to organizations with a mission or vision that aligns with the Port's strategic goals and guiding principles. Funding requests must impact organizations, projects, or events within the Port district.
    "A healthy economy requires investment in the next generation and community," says John Burns, Port CEO. "These programs allow us to support the economic future and vitality of the community we live and work in."
    For more information on these programs and how to apply, go to:
    FREE preschool and Early Head Start program
    Brandy Cumberland of South Coast Head Start

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    Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas County Residents: South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2019/20 program year! We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start. Priority is given to Homeless children, Foster children, and children with disabilities.
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway


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    Located at 766 S. First St (Across from McDonald's on HWY 101 N)
    Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. Display includes steam and diesel engines, two vintage cabooses and other equipment that can be boarded. Ring the bells! The museum features photos, equipment and artifacts of railroading and logging industries, as well as a toy train layout for youngsters. Like them on Facebook
    Second Sundays at the Coos History Museum: Family Fun Day!


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    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
    Storytime with North Bend Police Chief K


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    Come to the North Bend Public Library for community helper storytime for children and families. Every Monday at 10:30am. Each 20-30 minute program will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays shared by North Bend Oregon Police Department Chief Kappelman. The North Bend Public Library is located at 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend. For more information call 541-756-0400.
    Become a CASA Volunteer


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


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


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    Arm Chair Class: Mondays, 11am-12pm at the Holly Redeemer Catholic Church, 2250 Sixteenth Street, North Bend. You don't have to be a member of the church to attend. 541-756-0633.
    Body Awareness Class by Kim Lieurance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10am-11am. 541-756-1038. Gentle exercises focusing on breath, balance and posture. Community Health & Education Center (CHEC), 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Body Awareness Class: Thursdays, 10am-11am at Evergreen Court Exercise Room: 451 O'Connell, North Bend. 541-756-4466.
    Chair & Mat Yoga by Dorothy Tharsing: Please note there is no classes on third week. "Love offering" or donations accepted. Sundays at Oceanway Center in Gold Beach: 1:30pm Mat, 3pm Chair. Mondays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10am Chair, 11am Mat. Tuesdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Wednesday at Unity of Bandon: 8:30am Mat, 9:45 Chair. Thursdays at Bandon Fitness Center: 8am Mat. Thursdays at Maple School in Myrtle Point: 10:30am Chair, 11:30 Mat. Contact:
    Circles in the Sand: Circles in the Sand is dedicated to the path of the labyrinth as a means of meditation, transformation and healing. Face Rock viewpoint, Bandon. Draw starts about 2 hours before walk time. Dates and walk times listed on line at
    Family Skate Night: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm - $3 per person. Coquille Community Building, 115 N Birch St, Coquille.
    Free Swim Saturdays at NB Pool: Advanced Health and the City of North Bend are presenting FREE SWIM DAYS at the North Bend Pool on these Saturdays: April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 24; and June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. TIMES: Lap & Fitness - 12:00-1:30 pm, and Open Swim* - 1:30-4:00 pm. All children under the age of 6, those wearing lifejackets and non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by an adult and remain within arm's reach. Call 541-756-4915 for more info. The North Bend Municipal pool is located near North Bend High School at 2455 Pacific, North Bend. Visit for other scheduled swim times.
    Line Dancing Lessons: Mondays 9am-10am, Free, North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Ln, 541-756-7622.
    Out Our Back Door: Explore the great outdoors on the South Coast. Featured weekly in the South Coast Shopper by Author Tom Baake.
    Hike With The South Coast Striders: Local guided hiking trips to land and water trails in the Coos Region of the Southwestern Oregon Coast. Visit website for details on length of walk & preparation info. .
    Tai Chi for Better Balance: A 12-week class available in Coos Bay, North Bend, Lakeside, Coquille, Bandon, Myrtle Point, Powers & Gold Beach. For more information & registration call Melissa,1-850-207-1469.
    ZUMBA: Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Zumba Gold: Wednesdays at 9:30am. North Bend Senior Recreation and Activity Center, 1470 Airport Ln, North Bend. Call 541-756-7622 or visit for details.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Education, Workshops, Classes


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    Alzheimer's Education Program:If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Lower Umpqua Senior Center, 460 Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Please register by calling 1-800-272-3900
    Caregiver Classes: Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help unpaid caregivers take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. Free six-week series, 90 minutes long. Afternoon or evening classes available. Registration is required. Contact Char 541-297-9256 or
    Chronic Pain Solutions: Learn proven methods of pain relief other than pain pills. Register online at
    Darkness to Light: "Stewards of Children" is a nationally acclaimed, evidence-based curriculum from the Darkness to Light organization. Kids' HOPE Center believes that through partnership and education, we can improve the lives of our community's children. This free training is recommended not only for individuals who work with children through their professions, but for any adult who feels responsible for protecting a child. There are also 2 hours Continued Education Credits for those that it applies to. Classes are offered the fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Kids' HOPE Center. Individualized private training also is available for businesses, parent groups, churches, and other organizations. When requested in advance, workshops and materials can be provided in Spanish. Please call Kids' HOPE Center to schedule training. Space is limited and registration is required, call 541-269-4196.
    Diabetes Resources & Donations: Community members needing assistance with diabetes supplies or medications, or have diabetes supplies or medications to donate (we can't accept used glucometers or lancets), or to be involved in the South Coast Diabetes Association group; please call 541-756-9054 and leave a message.
    Free Diabetes Review Class: Tuesday, March 5th at noon
    Community Health & Education Center – 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend
    Speaker: Rita Hoover, RN, CDE & Josie Torresani, RD
    Topic: Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy
    Didgeridoo Club For Better Breathing: Every 2nd Thursday of the month. 4-4:30pm. FREE classes and practice that strengthens breathing ability, and lessens snoring and sleep apnea. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-267-5221.
    Help for Homeless Veterans: 1st Tuesdays of the month, from 1pm-3pm at the Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S. 20th St, Reedsport. First Tuesday of every month. Douglas County HUD-VASH and UCAN representatives will be on site to provide assistance to all homeless veterans.
    Childbirth Education: A variety of classes to help you prepare for parenthood. All About Labor, Big Brother/Big Sister Clas, Breastfeeding, Comfort Measures for Labor, Infant Safety & CPR, Newborn Care Basics, One Day Labor Class. Bay Area Hospital. Register online: . 541-269-8258.
    Preventing Diabetes Class: Thursday, October 11, 4-6pm. Learning how to make a few simple changes in the early stage of diabetes can slow, and sometimes stop its progression. By Rita Hoover, RN, CDE and Linda Devereux, RD. Call 541-269-7928 for more info.
    Stop Tobacco: Instruction & support can help you quit for good. Free four-class series. Call WOAH Customer Service 541-269-7400 for more info.
    Train Your Brain:Do you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, stress, or depression? Learn cognitive behavioral techniques and the "mindfulness" approach. 1st four Tuesdays, every other month: Jan, May and Sept, 2-4 pm; March, July and Nov, 6-8pm. Space is limited, Register online at 541-269-8076.
    For YOUTH By YOUTH Coalition Meeting: The For Youth By Youth (FYBY) Coalition is an opportunity for youth in Coos County to have their voice heard, empower their ideas, and make change for the better. Young adults ages 14 to 25 years old are invited to come to our coalition meetings the 2nd Monday of every Month at 6:00 pm at the Coos Drop located in North Bend.There is FREE food and fun! The Coos Drop, 1960 Sherman Ave, North Bend

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


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    Al-Anon & Alateen: Al-Anon is a support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. Fridays at 7:30-8:30pm at the Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend.
    Alzheimer's/ Dementia Education & Support Group:Caregivers only. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-290-7508.
    Anxiety & Depression Support Group: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay. 541-888-3202.
    Better Breathers Club - Florence:This group meets monthly to provide support, education, and socialization to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other chronic lung disease and to their family members and caregivers. For more info call 541-902-6300 ext. 5635
    Cancer Treatment Support Group: For those who have, or have had cancer & those who care for them. Mondays, 9-11am, Counseling & Bereavement Education Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay. 541-269-2986.
    Compassionate Friends Support Group:For family and friends grieving the death of a child. 1st Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Contact Pam at 541-266-0282. Groups are held at the Community Bereavement & Education Center, 1620 Thompson Rd., Coos Bay.
    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group:: 4th Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8pm, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave. 541-294-3690.
    National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Family To Family Support Group:NAMI* is offering a free 12-week program on living with mental illness. Call 541-888-3202 to register, class size is limited. Nancy Devereux Center, 1200 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay/Empire.
    Parkinson's Support Group: 2nd Mondays of the month, 2-3pm at Baycrest Village, 3959 Sheridan Ave., North Bend. 1-850-207-1469.
    Prostate Cancer Support Group:Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month at 6pm in the hospital's main conference room. Ruben Guzman, an SCHHC employee, and survivor is leading the group. For more info call Scott McEachern at 541-329-1040 or email at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, 900 11th St SE, Bandon.
    Suicide Help Line - Help is Available: If you or a friend are struggling with depression, feeling hopeless, or having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to those around you and ask for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Coos Health & Wellness Crisis Line are available 24/7 for free, confidential support for people in distress; call: Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 • Crisis Line 541-751-2550
    Stroke Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:30-4pm. Patients, family & friends welcome. 2085 Inland Dr Suite A, North Bend. 541-297-5221.
    Trauma Recovery Support Group (TREM):TREM stands for Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model and is a trauma-education support group focused on overcoming the effects of physical, emotional, and/or sexual trauma that clients have experienced in their lives. Classes include questions and exercises designed to help clients build skills for healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. All course content, records of those attending, etc. is 100% confidential. TREM is a 24 week support group. Clients can join the current group schedule up to week 4, if they are joining after week 4 they will need to wait for the next available group. TREM currently offers the following Weekly times Available Until May 16, 2018: Tuesday Morning: 10:00-11:00am; Wednesday Afternoon: 1:-00-2:00pm; Thursday Evening: 5:30-6:30pm. TREM is offered to all clients free of charge. If you have questions about the curriculum or any other concerns please contact one of the support group facilitators listed below: Amber Van Meel—Court Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 105; Rachael Espy—Executive Director, 541-888-1048 ext. 104; Stephanie Reyes—Sexual Assault Advocate, 541-888-1048 ext. 102;
    For more detailed information on support group schedule, times, etc. Please contact our agency at 541-756-7000.

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

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


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    Volunteer Recreation Guide Wanted
    Coos County 4-H has a new afterschool club at North Bend High School called 4-H GORP (Guide, Outfitter, Recognition and Professional development). Students will learn about local natural science, guiding tours, public speaking, customer service skills and developing business plans. They will explore several natural areas in Coos County. If you are a local natural resource or outdoor recreation guide professional and are willing to volunteer a few hours to support this club, please call Elissa Wells, Coos County 4-H Educator at 541-572-5263.

    Start the New Year by Helping to Saving Lives!
    AARP is Recruiting Volunteers for Coos Bay, North Bend

    AARP is Recruiting Volunteers for Coos Bay, North Bend
    If you're passionate about safety, enjoy helping others and strive to make your community a better place, then AARP Driver Safety would like to meet you.
    We have immediate openings in the southern coastal area covering Coos Bay, North Bend.
    Please note that all AARP Driver Safety volunteer positions are unpaid. However, volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage, parking and basic supplies.
    If you have a prior teaching, training or an instructor background, or have been an associated with driving, such as in law enforcement, trucking, taxi driving or if you just like interfacing and helping people, we would love to tell you more about this opportunity.
    Go to and fill out the online application.
    Emergency Food Resources


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Classified Ad deadline is every Tuesday at noon for Thursday's edition. You can have a maximum of 5 free classified ads per household each week, 15 words or less, PRIVATE PARTIES ONLY. There is a charge for additional classified ads, ads of 15 words or more, and other non-qualifying ads are subject to a charge. See Ad Guidelines and Rates. Garage Sales are a bit different than other classifieds. To prevent confusion they have their own Garage Sale Ad Submit Form, located on the main menu!

Ad Rates - Classified

CLASSIFIED ADS! - Rates are subject to change without notice . Up to 20 word ad $12.00. Add 50¢ per word after 20 words. Ad is a paid ad when: ~ Any ad over 15 words. ~ Additional ads to the 5 free allowed per household in one week. ~ Businesses, Home/Farm businesses, plants, rentals, services, daycare, etc. ~ Wanted: Business, investments, jobs, real estate, items to repair for resale, recyclable - including scrap or items to scrap, roommates, antique, vintage, or collectible items, firearms or animals. ~ Personals, announcements, clubs, organizations, nonprofits (ask your salesperson for nonprofit discount), products, estate sales, flea markets, bazaars, business opportunities. ~ Some animals: Animal breeders regardless of animals selling price, livestock regardless of price, pets priced at $100 or more, animal ads without a price. ~ Wood: Firewood, all wood & wood products. ~ Building materials priced at more than $100. ~ Handcrafted items, or raw materials for crafting. ~ Antiques, collections or vintage items listed with out a price, or worth $100 or more. ~ Entertainment: Timeshares, gift certificates, theater/show tickets, fundraisers, etc. ~ Ads running 5 times for the same type of item (example: 5 different autos, 5 different pieces of furniture, etc) for the same household - future related items will not qualify for free ads. ~Any ad with a web address in the ad

Ad Rates - Free Ads

FREE ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. 15 word ads for private parties are free: You may send up to five free ads per household per week for qualifying items to be placed in the South Coast Shopper's printed paper and online. Accepted Shopper Abbreviations can help you shorten your ad, listed here. Is this ad timely?** ~ $2 per ad, paid on Monday or Tuesday by noon, guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. ~ Save Money with the Early Placement Discount: $1 per ad if paid on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday by 5pm, also guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. We determine if your ad is a free or regular ad. *Like a Garage Sale, sporting items before hunting season, young puppies, etc.

Ad Rates - Photo Ads

PHOTO ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Free Ad Photo Special (for private parties): You may add a photo of your item to your free ad for only $5! (Advertised item must meet all free ad guidelines) Power Photo ad: You get a photo of your item, a large capitalized bold headline and up to 20 words for $19 per week, there is a $5 set up fee the first week. Additional words are 70¢ each.

Ad Rates - Other Extras

OTHER EXTRAS: Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Extra Large Bold Headline $3 Ad Centered $3 Extra Large Bold Headline & Centered Ad $5 Box around your ad $4 Color Print in your ad $4 Box Around & Color Print In $6 Power Ad: Extra Large Bold Headline, Centered and Box only $7 Power Theme Box: Theme Box, Centered and Bold Headline $10 Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday to guarantee your free classified ads. To pay with your credit card, include the credit card number and the dollar amount for the ad. Note: There is a $4 minimum amount for credit card purchases. Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or go to your salesperson's submit form, to place a $12.00 ad or any ad with other extras.

Ad Rates - Garage Sales

- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $12 - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea.


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


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

Coos Bay

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


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


CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden


Arlene’s Café General Store


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


Gold Beach

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


Wagon Wheel Grocery


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


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

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

North Bend

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

Port Orford

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


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


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


Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

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


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














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

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


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

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


Amanda Palmer

Display Advertising Sales

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


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

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


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

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