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    Community Cooking With The Co-Op September 28


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    Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Coos Head Food Co-op, will co-host COMMUNITY COOKING WITH THE CO-OP every fourth Thursday at 5:30pm on Zoom (virtual meeting software). Next event: Thursday, September 28
    Coos Bay Library has teamed up with Coos Head Food Co-op to provide safe, easy, and healthy recipes to create at home. Join us virtually for this fun community event! This time, our original chef, Jamar Ruff, will feature Cornbread Fitters, Garden Salad, & Roasted Pears.
    This event is FREE and open to everyone. For ingredients and access, please register by going to
    Community Yoga With Kelli Bosak


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    Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with yoga instructor, Kelli Bosak, will co-host Community Yoga. Kelli has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over 16 years. She has taught yoga in community health centers, schools, and jails for adults and families with all levels of experience and abilities over the last 8 years. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. Next class: Thursday, October 12
    This virtual Community Yoga class will be a foundational group practice that includes guided instruction (and live demonstration via zoom) of basic postures, simple movements guided by breath, and accessible exercises to build strength and flexibility. Ease of movement, standing postures, supported postures, and some passive stretches will be integrated into class. Time will be given to practice breathwork, visualization and meditation. Emphasis is placed on de-stressing the body and mind to help the student find a deep calm and inner sense of wellbeing.
    This FREE class is appropriate for all levels. Register for this event @ *Registrants will need to complete a new student & liability form.
    Tide of the Toddlers at the Coos Bay Public


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    Beginning this April and continuing through October, South Slough naturalists are visiting the Coos Bay Public Library to offer their popular Tide of the Tidepools program.
    Geared towards toddlers and preschoolers ages 1-5 and an adult parent or caregiver, each program will feature stories set in or about the natural world, hands-on activities, and outdoor exploration. The program will be offered the third Saturday of each month (September 16 and October 21) from 10:30am-11:30am at the Coos Bay Public Library. Pre-registration is required at the Coos Bay Public Library website at
    Located five miles south of Charleston at the south end of the Coos Bay Estuary, the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve is one of 29 areas in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. This reserve is managed by the Oregon Department of State Lands and is protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management provides funding, national guidance, and technical assistance. Education Staff at the Reserve offer naturalist led outdoor education both at the South Slough and throughout the community.
    For more information about other storytimes or programs at the Coos Bay Public Library visit the library's website at, call (541) 269-1101 x 236 or email Jennifer Knight at For information South Slough programming, call 541-888-5558 or visit the South Slough's website at
    Fire Department Storytime


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    The Coos Bay Library is joining forces with the Coos Bay Fire Department for a series of two special fire truck themed storytimes. Storytimes will be offered at Station No. 1, 450 Elrod Avenue at 10:00am Thursday, September 28, and at the Empire Station at 189 Wall Street at 10:00am Friday, October 27.
    Each storytime will feature fire-themed books, rhymes and songs. Firefighters will be on hand to talk with kids and families. The program is geared towards children 6 and under and an adult parent or caregiver. Children who attend will receive a free book.
    The Library currently offers outreach every Friday at both the Eastside (9:00am) and Empire Fire Departments (10:00am). At the outreach events, the library offers free books for people to add to their home libraries. People who attend the regular Friday events can also drop off books or request holds be delivered. The effort is part of the Library's ongoing efforts to provide services where people need them.
    In addition to responding to approximately 3,700 emergency requests for assistance annually, the Coos Bay Fire Department provides a number of proactive services including fire and safety inspections, emergency planning (disaster), consultative services and educational programs for the general public and business community. The department provides services to the City of Coos Bay as well as contracted fire and medical service to Timber Park, Libby and Bunker Hill Fire Protection Districts, encompassing an area of 17 square miles and a population of approximately 23,000. The Department operates Station No. 1, the Empire Station and a Station in Eastside.
    For additional information regarding current services being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 or by visiting us online at
    Engineering Club at the Coos Bay Public Library


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    Future engineers ages 8 and up are invited to a building club at the Coos Bay Public Library. Beginning Tuesday, September 19 at 3:30pm, the group will meet the third Tuesday of every month in the Myrtlewood Room at the library to build (other dates include October 17, November 21, and December 19). Each month will focus on a different medium; September 19 will feature a Keva Plank challenge. No registration is necessary.
    For additional information about programs being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 x3606 or by visiting the library's website at
    Historical Railway Group Seeks Volunteers


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    Would you like to get involved in a community activity and have some fun too? We have only happy visitors at the Oregon Coast Historical Railway in Coos Bay, but we need volunteers to greet them. No experience needed, just enjoy meeting enthusiastic people of all ages. Stop by the popular museum and display area Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call Tom at (541)294-1112 for more information.
    Invasive Fish Being Landed By The Thousands In Derby


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    Contributed By: Coquille Indian Tribe
    (North Bend, OR) – With thousands of the invasive species being landed, about 2,000 by one fisherman alone, the 2nd Annual Small Mouth Bass Derby has now been extended through October 1, 2023!
    The event hosted by the Port of Coquille River in order to help the salmon and other species thrive is proving to be quite a success in just year number two.
    Starting on June 3, 2023, the Derby - sponsored by the Coquille Indian Tribe, ODFW and 3J Ranches - gave fishermen a chance to catch one of 80 tagged fish worth cash prizes ranging from $50 to $10,000.
    Last year, about 3,000 bass were caught. So far, this year, Port of Coquille River Commissioner Fred Fry says over 8,600 small mouth bass have been taken from the river. Prize fish are still out there, including the big dollar bass. So, it could definitely pay to keep fishing.
    Coquille Indian Tribe Chair Brenda Meade says the derby results have been nothing short of spectacular. "These bass are invasive species, and they prey on the salmon smolts, and that is doing incredible damage to the salmon runs," Meade said. "It is so important to continue to help salmon recovery in any way we can. It is important culturally, ecologically, economically, and this kind of event is producing amazing results in just its second year."
    Contestants will have to pay a $20 entry fee and sign up before fishing. Volunteers will be at Sturdivant Park in Coquille on Saturdays between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and at the Myrtle Point boat ramp on Sundays at the same time to scan catches for microchips identifying them as cash-winning fish. The event has now been extended until Oct. 1. Go to for more information.
    Pedal The Rails With Oregon Coast Railriders From Sturdivant Park In Coquille


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    Prime vacation season ends with students and faculty returning to school. It's also prime time to plan to pedal the rails in SEPTEMBER with cooler temperatures and seasonal fall colors. OREGON COAST RAILRIDERS is open Thursday-Monday, departures at 9am, noon and 3pm. Arrive 20 minutes prior to your preferred departure time dressed for the weather with sun protection and drinking water. The carts are equipped with 3" cup holders. Our quadricycles can carry up to four guests or come as a single and pedal the rails with a staff member.
    School groups are encouraged to take advantage of our YOUTH GROUP SPECIAL. Youth groups as large as 38 members can pedal the rails at $30 per person. Youth participants, must be at least ten years old, accompanied by a minimum of two and maximum of five adult chaperones who travel for the same price. If your group exceeds 38 individuals, we can take the remainder at the next scheduled time.
    This is a great opportunity to get the youth out in nature, team building, view the scenic Coquille valley from the rails and to see a plywood processing mill in action as we pedal through the edge of the log yard. Book at OCRAILRIDERS.COM. Onsite ticket sales are limited to availability. The final day of the season is October 1, 2023. 541-786-8205 during office hours.
    US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a Boating Class October 7th


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    Contributed By: The US Coast Guard Auxiliary
    The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an 8 hour boating safety education course on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Coos Bay. The course covers the basics of boating safety, required equipment, rules of the road, and Oregon boating laws. A test at the end of the course will qualify boaters for their Oregon Boater Education Card, under the Oregon Mandatory Boater Education Program. The Boater Education Card is required for all motorboat operators of all ages for boats over ten horsepower. Additional provisions apply to youths. The class is taught by certified US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Oregon State Marine Board instructors. The cost of the course and materials is $15.
    Pre-registration is required.
    To register for the class, please call (541) 267-6152
    Industrial Fire Restrictions Increase


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    Contributed By: Coos Forest Protective Association
    Weather conditions continue to elevate fire danger along the south coast prompting Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) to impose a Level II (2) industrial closure in CS-1 & CS-4, and a Level III (3) industrial closure in CS-2, CS-5, SK-1, and SK-2 for all lands protected by CFPA. The closure will take effect at 12:01 AM Friday, September 15, 2023.
    The Level II (Limited Shutdown) prohibits the following from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
    · operation of power saws, except at loading sites
    · feller-bunchers with rotary head saws
    · cable yarding
    · blasting
    · welding, cutting, or grinding of metal
    The Level III (Restricted Shutdown) industrial closure prohibits cable yarding (except that gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages or approved motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers and during rigging). The following are permitted between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. where mechanized equipment capable of constructing fireline is immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start:
    · ground-based operations
    · power saws on ground-based operations
    · rotary head saw feller-bunchers with a continuous Firewatch
    · non-rotary head saw feller-bunchers
    · tethered logging systems
    The following are permitted to operate between 8p.m. and 1p.m. in a Level III:
    · power saws at loading sites
    · loading and hauling of any product or material
    · blasting
    · welding, cutting, or grinding of metal
    · any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned
    For more information on fire prevention restrictions, you can find CFPA on the web at, call the closure line at 541-267-1789 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
    Seeking Child Advocates!


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    Do you have 5-10 hours a month to make a positive difference in the life of a child in foster care?
    Did you know there are currently 130 children in foster care in Coos and Curry Counties?
    Each of those children deserve to have an advocate making sure their voice is heard and decisions being made about them are in their best interest. This is where CASA comes in. We give you all the training you need and provide a staff supervisor to help you effectively advocate for children in foster care.
    The difference we make is huge!
    From one of our local foster parents, "Our CASA worker has been a valuable resource for our foster child. I have always been thankful when the child placed in our home has a CASA. Everything goes smoother with a CASA. In this instance, our foster child was a baby. I felt like the CASA watched over him, so he did not get lost in the fray and that she was his voice. She watched over the process from his point of view and truly was HIS advocate. It is a beautiful thing when a child in "the system" has an advocate who truly cares for his best interest. We have been foster parents for 13 years and have ONLY had good experiences with CASA. What a great program, full of caring, wonderful people. Thank you for blessing the lives of so many children in Coos and Curry County."
    Our next training classes start October 12th. Classes are once per week for 6 weeks. They are 3 hours in the evening, over Zoom.
    What you need: a passion to make a difference for abused and neglected children, finish our National CASA pre-service training, 5-10 hours a month (much of this time is flexible), pass a background check.
    For more information you can email us at or give us a call at 541-435-7103
    Check out our website, where you will also find our online CASA application:
    Learn to Dance this Fall in North Bend for Free


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    Contributed By: South Coast Folk Society
    The South Coast Folk Society invites all dancers, and would-be dancers, to dance with us every Monday morning beginning Monday, September 11, at 10AM in North Bend. Singles, couples and families are all encouraged to join the fun as we learn a variety of beginner-friendly dances from around the world. No experience is necessary. This is an eight week class. Each class is special, so please come when you can. Skilled instructors will guide you every step of the way. The dances are easy to learn and appropriate for all ages, great opportunity to enjoy music and movement in a friendly social environment.
    We meet at the North Bend Senior Center for this free series of eight classes. The Center is located at 1470 Airport Way in North Bend. Casual clothes are recommended, and comfortable dancing shoes. The class features dances from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Dance styles include circle dances, line dances, set dances and squares. All are basic beginner level dances, invigorating and easy. For more information about the class, call the instructors, Kay Pace at 541-888-5921, or Paul Poresky at 541-404-8267.
    Dance and Fitness Class in North Bend – A Free Public Class


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    The South Coast Folk Society invites all dancers, and would-be dancers, to our free fitness class every Monday morning beginning Monday, September 11, at 9:00AM in North Bend. Women and men, young and old, are all encouraged to join the fun as we learn a variety of invigorating beginner-friendly dances from the United States and around the world. Singles and couples are all welcome. No prior experience is necessary.
    This is a full eleven-week session. Each class is special, so please come when you can. Skilled instructors will guide you every step of the way. The dances are easy to learn and appropriate for all ages. It's a great opportunity to enjoy music and movement in a friendly social environment.
    We meet at the North Bend Senior Center for this free series of classes. The center is located at 1470 Airport Lane in North Bend. Casual clothes are recommended, and comfortable dancing shoes. The class features dances from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Dance styles include circle dances, line dances, partner dances and sets. All are basic beginner level dances, invigorating and easy. For more information about the classes, call Paul Poresky at 541-404-8267.
    Beginning Readers Book Club


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    The Coos Bay Public Library will offer a Beginning Reader Book Club the fourth Tuesday of the month this fall at 3:30pm for kids grades kindergarten through third grade (September 26, October 24, November 28). During each program, participants will have an opportunity to hear a story, explore books and participate in an experiment or art project, All participants will receive a free book to take home. Parents or caregivers must attend with children; siblings are welcome. Pre-registration is not required.
    Based on the research-based Fostering Readers program initiated by Washington Cooperative Library System, the Beginning Reader Book Club supports literacy development for kids grades kindergarten through third grade. The program is intended to foster a love of reading in beginning readers. Each session will feature a different type of book-September 26 will feature comic books and allow participants the opportunity to create their own comic book.
    For additional information about programs being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 x 3606 or by visiting the library's website at
    Fall Storytimes at the Coos Bay Public Library


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    Fall into a new routine this autumn with storytimes at the Coos Bay Public Library Wednesdays at 10 am. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the parents or caregivers are invited to a weekly interactive program featuring songs, rhymes, movement, and stories.
    The program encourages early literacy development by fostering opportunities for parents and caregivers to talk, sing, read, play, and write with the children in their lives. The program will be offered every Wednesday September 13 through December 13. No pre-registration is necessary.
    For more information on storytimes visit the Coos Bay Public Library's website at, call (541) 269-1101 x 236 or email Jennifer Knight at
    Death Notices & Services


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    Updated September 28, 2023
    Mickey J. Kincheloe, 79, of Myrtle Point, died September 23, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524.
    Betty J. Peet, 63, of North Bend, passed away on September 20, 2023 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Martha J. Schneider, 64, of Coos Bay, passed away on September 21, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Robert "Pat" Weekly, 72, of Myrtle Point, died September 17, 2023 in Myrtle Point. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524.
    Peter Rex Williams, 63, of Gold Beach, passed away September 15, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Barbara Ann Willis, 93, of Coquille, died September 17, 2023 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Coquille Chapel, 541-396-3846.
    Terri Lee Wirth, 74, of Coos Bay, passed away September 21, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

    A memorial barbecue for Lloyd Ray Newman will be held at noon on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Please call Pat at 541-404-9180 or Kathi 541-404-3185 for location address. Lloyd loved a good barbecue, Please join us in remembering him and share your memories with his family and friends.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary
    Open Your Heart & Home To Foster Children


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


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


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    CASA of Coos and Curry Counties is looking for volunteers who want to help make a difference in children's lives. We train and support volunteers to advocate for children in foster care. We provide all the training and support needed.
    How CASA Works: When a child comes into foster care a judge will ask for a CASA. Our program finds a volunteer who is ready to serve a child and we have them appointed. The CASA will go visit the child in their resource (foster) home to make sure their needs are being met and hear from the child's resource parents. The CASA needs to visit the child at least once per month. CASAs can go and speak with anyone involved with the child. This includes teachers, counselors, doctors, family, etc. With help from their CASA staff supervisor, the CASA will prepare a report for the court, that gives the judge more information for making decisions for the child. CASAs preferably serve one child at a time. Out of the home volunteer time (visiting child, attending meetings) is about 5 hours a month, in-home time (reading documents and emails) is about 5 hours a month.
    Every child deserves to have a voice and an adult, just like you, making sure that voice is heard! We offer new CASA training at least 3 times per year. Contact our CASA office for more information., 541-435-7103.
    Donate Cans to Friends of Coos County Animals


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    If you hate to process your bottle returns, here's some good news. Friends of Coos County Animals now has a BottleDrop GIVE Account, and it's easy to donate those bottle refunds to us. Simply pickup the special blue bags at our Mall location on any Saturday then fill them with your returnables and drop the bags at the Redemption Center on Newmark, next to Ken Ware. See our Facebook page for more details.
    Foster Homes URGENTLY Needed For Kittens


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    Kitten seasons is still booming! Fosters Urgently Needed. All expenses paid, and you can save a life. Sign up at FOCCAS; For more info, call 541-269-1989.
    Parkinson's Support Group at CB Public Library


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    The Coos Bay/North Bend Parkinson's Support Group has moved its monthly meeting to the Coos Bay Public Library, Myrtlewood Room, 525 West Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. The support group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 and is sponsored by Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO). Local contact information: Aaron - 541.808.1336. Learn more about PRO's services at
    Double Up Food Bucks at Coos Head Food Co-Op


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    Contributed By: Coos Head Food Co-Op
    Coos Head Food Co-Op, located at 353 S. 2nd St., in Coos Bay, OR, is excited to announce that Double Up Food Bucks are now officially accepted in our store. When customers use their EBT cards to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, they will automatically receive a voucher printed on their receipt worth up to $20 towards free fresh fruits and vegetables at their next visit.
    Double Up Food Bucks are a national nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the health and wealth of communities through food. Double Up Food Bucks matches SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) spent on fruits and vegetables. The program began in Michigan in 2009 and has since become a model for similar statewide programs, helping people across the country put nutritious food on the table by expanding access to healthy food and sparking economic opportunity.
    Coos Head Food Co-Op is excited to join the effort to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible and cost-effective. Not only does this program support shoppers by reducing economic barriers, it also supports our local farmers who provide much of the produce we sell in our store.
    Items eligible for Double Up Food Bucks are fresh fruits and vegetables only (nothing canned or pre-packaged, no added salt, sugar, preservatives). When customers purchase eligible items using their SNAP benefits, they will automatically receive a receipt with their matched Double Up Food Bucks dollar amount up to $20 printed at the bottom. Customers need to save these receipts in order to use them during future transactions.
    We would like to thank Double Up Food Bucks and The Oregon Food Bank as well as Jamar Ruff and The BEET Food System Consortium for all of their help and support throughout this process.
    Coos Head Food Co-Op is a community-owned grocery store that has been in operation since 1971. As the oldest operating natural food store on the Southern Oregon Coast, Coos Head Food Co-Op is committed to actively contributing to the health and well being of our community by serving as a source for wholesome, natural, and organic foods. Membership has never been a requirement to shop here. Everyone is welcome!
    South Coast Head Start Enrollment


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    South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2023-2024 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 participants to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook and Instagram page: South Coast Head Start. Priority is given to Homeless children, Foster children, and children with disabilities
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Support Groups on the Southern Oregon Coast


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    PAL Parents (& Families) of Addicted Loved Ones: 1st & 3rd Thursday from 6:30-8pm. PAL is a support group for family and friends that love someone with SUD (Substance Use Disorder) or Addiction. PAL is open to anyone over the age of 18. For more info contact Tonya at 541-294-7236 or
    Cancer Support Group: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road
    Breast Cancer: The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay (first building on the left as you enter)
    Parkinson's Support Group: Are you, a loved one or friend living with Parkinson's disease? You are not alone. Join us to share, learn & connect. Second Thurs of the month, 1-2:30p, at CB Fire Depart, 450 Elrod, CB. Info: Aaron 541-808-1336
    TOPS Chapter Weekly Meeting: Sept 16 at 5:30-6:55pm at First Baptist Church in Coos Bay. Information and support with fun group of like-minded people. Call 541-297-5359 for more information.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation


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    Hometown Heroes 5k Run/Walk: Sept 16 9am-4pm at Driftwood Elementary School in Port Orford. Celebrate our local first responders and get active together in a fun-filled event! Questions call Shayla: 541-297-4945.
    Community Yoga: Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with yoga instructor, Kelli Bosak, will co-host Community Yoga on every second Thursday of the month. This FREE virtual event will be held on Zoom! Next session is Thursday, October 12 from 6-7pm Register @
    Join the Park Pack of Coos Bay & North Bend Walking Group: Come join weekly walking events in local parks located in CB/NB, to help participants feel safety in numbers while enjoying the natural beauty & environment of our city parks. Kids & dogs welcome. More Info: Join the Park Pack of Coos Bay & North Bend Facebook Group or call 541-252-9400
    South Coast Running Club: Wednesday Group Run. Meet at 6pm at the Prefontaine Mural in Coos Bay, run at 6:15 sharp! Contact 541-260-3298 or email for more info.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Education, Workshops, Classes


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    Community Cooking With The Co-Op: Every fourth Thursday at 5:30pm on Zoom. Next event: Thursday, September 28. Register by going to For this month's recipe will be featuring: Cornbread Fritters, Garden Salad, and Roasted Pears.
    Toddler Time Music and Movement: Every Friday at 10:30am at the North Bend Public Library. For ages 2 through 4. Designed to stimulate your toddler's development by using singing, music, dancing, and instruments.
    Dock Study Program: Saturday, September 23rd at 10:30 am at Bandon Public Library.Learn about organism that live on the docks in our local estuaries.
    Farm to Families: Free produce available. September 23 at 11am at Bandon Public Library
    Community Fridge: Visit the Coos Bay Public Library for free produce. Everyone who enters the library will be eligible for free produce.
    Opioid Discussion Panel: At North Bend Public Library on Tuesday, October 10th at 11am.

    ASL Practice Place: Every third Thursday at 12pm on Zoom. Go to
    ASL Practice Place: Every third Thursday at 12pm on Zoom. Next event: Thursday September 21st. Go to
    One Day Labor Class: September 17, 2-6pm Myrtle Room at Bay Area Hospital. Register for classes by calling the MOMS program at 541-269-8258
    Arresting Alzheimer's: Simple nutrition strategies to prevent and arrest Alzheimer's and other dementia. September 20th 6-7pm at Coos Bay SDA Fellowship Hall. Info: 541-266-7017
    Breastfeeding Class: September 20, 6-8pm. Register for classes by calling the MOMS program at 541-269-8258
    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

    Advanced Health- 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

    More information here
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Ad Rates - Classified

CLASSIFIED ADS! - Rates are subject to change without notice . Up to 20 word ad $14.00 per week. 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 press release information), 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. ~ Ammunition, reloading equipment and accessories, and other firearms related items. ~ Vague unclear ads - item(s) price may be required for clarification. ~ 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 ~We determine which ads are free or paid *Subject to change

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 with current Classified Special Rate. Additional words are 50¢ 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 charge for credit card purchases. Call or use Shopper Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or your salesperson's submit form, to place a $14.00 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: $14 - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea. *Up to two free sales per Household and/or qualifying address per year.


101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Laurel Grove Store McKay’s Market Ray’s Food Place Wilson's Market The Beverage Barn


Circle K Rite Aid

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 A-1 Smoke Shop #2 Barview Market 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


Coos County Courthouse Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits


CG Market Dollar General We B Video & Liquor


Arlene’s Café & General Store Elkton Food Center


7-Eleven Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clea Wox Market Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

McKay’s Market Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


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 Ashworth’s Market Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Elite Market 1 EZ Mart Glasgow Store Lillie Family Market Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Vistor Info Ctr Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store

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 Library 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

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 assorted — asst'd best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond diameter — dia 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 — #” included — incl'd includes — incl's insured — ins'd #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg license/licensed — lic, lic'd liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo # of pieces — #pc 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 awning — awn 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 exterior — ext extra cab — x-cab front wheel drive — fwd 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 motorhome — mh 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 Watt — w 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 commercial — comm'l 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.


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.