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    Coquille Valley Hospital Auxiliary Grants Scholarships To Four Employees


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    The Coquille Valley Hospital Auxiliary gave four scholarships to hospital employees to further their education/training on January 11, 2023. Recipients were Alicia Ames, Bethany Rowe, Debbie Gorst and Allison Zeafla. Each received a check for $1000 in honor of an auxiliary volunteer who died in the last year: Sandee Murren, Cindy Greaves, Dottie Dunham and Fran Capehart. A previous scholarship was awarded in memory of Gloria Olsen. The scholarships are funded by money raised by the auxiliary through the gift shop, bake sales, cookbook sales and raffles. In addition to awarding scholarships, the auxiliary has purchased equipment to aid in patient treatment.
    The hospital auxiliary provides CVH with various services including greeting and directing visitors, visiting patients, crocheting lap blankets for patients, assisting with administrative tasks and helping with special events like the Health Fair. Recently, however, they have had to close the hospital gift shop due to a lack of volunteers to manage and staff it.
    The Auxiliary is currently seeking new volunteers. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jackie Cole at 541-435-4626.
    Warming Curry


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    Warming Curry is a Coat Drive to try to make sure no child in Curry County is cold. So far coats, hats and gloves have been provided to 162 kids. The coat drive is still active. If you or someone you know is low income, lives in Curry County and is in need of coats for kids 18 and under, register on the Advanced Health website or Advanced Health Facebook page. Warming Curry has been made possible by Advanced Health, Allcare, United Way and Fred Meyer. or
    Free Caregiver Classes - Powerful Tools for Caregivers


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    This free series of caregiver classes begins on February 1, 2023 and runs for six consecutive Wednesdays ending on March 8, 2023.
    Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.
    Due to the changing times, this series of classes will only be offered online. Internet access is required. When you call to pre-register, our support team will provide orientation and training to answer any questions and guide you to successful participation in the class. This new format means you can participate from the safety of your home.
    Afternoon and evening classes are offered
    ● afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30 OR
    ● evenings from 6:00 – 7:30
    Valuable information and personal sharing time benefit anyone who is caring for an older adult --family member, neighbor, or friend whether they are living with you, nearby or across the country.
    Class size is limited, and registration is required! For more information, call Char Luther, 541.297.9256 or email with Caregiver in the subject line.
    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is provided as a service of the Area Agency on Aging, a Service of South Coast Business Employment Corporation and Older Adult Behavior Health Initiative of Coos and Curry Counties
    Bicycle Power: Past, Present, & Future At The North Bend Public Library


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    Eric Clough from Front Street Community Bike Works will be giving a talk on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 PM entitled "Bicycle Power: Past, Present, and Future." Eric will highlight the evolution of the bicycle from a simple two-wheeled structure into the future of urban transportation. He will also discuss the cultural impact of community bike shops and the mainstream community movement to support the use of bicycles as a means of primary transportation.
    Front Street Community Bike Works states that their mission "is to be part of a change in the world that uses the bicycle to bring sustainability and justice to our local community and the world." Bike Works' focus is to bring practical and affordable transportation to the community through salvaging and refurbishing of bicycles for re-use. Their work includes "filling the community need for a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment for riding bikes, working on bikes, community engagement and advocacy of safe and sustainable transportation."
    For more information about this event, contact the library at (541) 756-0400 or email
    SPANGLISH!:Spanish Conversational Program


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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering ¡SPANGLISH!: Spanish Conversational Program via Zoom (virtual meeting software) and in-person. We meet twice a month: every first Wednesday on Zoom and every third Saturday at the library. February sessions will be on Wednesday, February 1 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (Zoom) and Saturday, February 18 from 10:30am-11:30am (Library).
    Program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let's talk!
    This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their Spanish conversational skills. Register for Wednesday Zoom sessions @
    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.
    Woodland Management Planning Webinar Series


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    This three session webinar series is ideal for anyone interested in starting a woodland management plan. Learn how to assess your site, integrate existing maps and resource data, collect field information, schedule management activities and how to get help. Thursdays, February 2, 9, & 16, 2023. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Register online at
    Questions? Contact Norma Kline at or 541-572-5263 ext. 25294.
    This is a free series brought to you by the Oregon State University Extension Service.
    Free Barn Dance in North Bend This Saturday, February 4th


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    An old-fashioned Community Barn Dance will be held in North Bend on Saturday evening, February 4, from 7-9:30PM. This is a free public event open to singles, couples and families. New dancers are welcome. Join the fun and enjoy a special evening of casual social dance courtesy of the South Coast Folk Society. Dance to the lively tunes of the Celtic Bay Band. Featuring Sharon Rogers on accordion, Kate Huber playing the flute, and Steve Ingham on fiddle, this wonderful band will fill the hall with perfect foot-stompin' melodies. Barn Dancing is joyful and easy to learn. No partner or previous experience is needed. Dance instruction and calling will be provided throughout the evening. Come swing your partner and do-si-do, or just relax to great live music.
    Many thanks to the North Bend Senior Center for hosting the monthly Barn Dances. The tables will be cleared to make room for all the dancers and musicians in this spacious facility. The senior center is open to all and is located at 1470 Airport Way in North Band. Save the date for this fun evening. Doors open at 6:45, dancing starts at 7. There will be refreshments available all evening. Contact Paul at 541-404-8267 for more information, or visit
    Used Book Sale at Myrtle Point Library


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    The Myrtle Point Library Foundation is having a gently used book sale Friday Feb. 3 12p-4p and Sat Feb 4 9a-4p. The book sale will be held at 613 Alder, MP - The OSU Extension Building. We have a great selection of books available. Saturday all books will be $1/bag. Come see us for books to curl up with this winter.
    Scottsburg Celebrates Founder's Birthday


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    Have you been across the new Scottsburg Bridge? Now is a good time to come to the Open House Levi Scott Birthday celebration Wednesday, February 8 from 2pm-4pm at the Community Hall. Scottsburg is west of Reedsport on Hwy. 38, 16 miles along the beautiful Umpqua River. We will have Birthday cake and coffee as you visit and see the pictures and history of Levi Scott who founded the town in 1850.
    Scottsburg was once a busy town in the late 1850's as it was the head of the tidal navigation up the Umpqua River. There was a ferry crossing back in the day across the Umpqua River at the town. People and goods bound for mining districts on the Rogue, Illinois and Klamath rivers would transfer from steamboats to pack animal trains and wagons in Scottsburg with the process reversed for those heading to the coast. It wasn't unusual to see pack trains of 500 animals headed inland with supplies brought up the Umpqua River to Scottsburg. The town grew to 15 stores, a grist mill hotels and saloons.
    By 1852, Crescent City became an ocean port and by 1858, Scottsburg lost stores and only two remained. In 1861, a serious flood happened and literally washed away homes by the river and wrecking havoc to the town. More history of the town will be on display for you to read the stories.
    Levi Scott was born in Illinois 1797, moved with his family to Dallas, Oregon in 1844. His early exploits included carrying military dispatches during the Cayuse Indian conflicts in 1848, during which time he staked a claim on Elk Creek where Scottsburg was later established. He served in the Territorial Legislature and a member of the 1857 State Constitutional Convention. Levi Scott served as the town's first Postmaster when it was called Myrtle City.
    The Open House sponsored by the Scottsburg Community Association is held at the old School House or Community Hall east of town. We would like to invite you to attend and enjoy the History of Scottsburg, Oregon.
    Lego Building Program at the Coos Bay Public Library


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    Looking for a rainy-day activity? This winter, the Coos Bay Public Library will offer a series of building programs using Lego® building blocks. The program will be offered the first Saturday of every month (February 4, and March 4) from 12:00pm until 1:30pm. Participants will use the library's brick collection to build creations and then write a story about what they built. Creations will then be put on display at the library. All children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
    For additional information about programs being offered by the Coos Bay Public Library please contact the library by calling (541) 269-1101 or visit the library's website at
    Come Together At The Grange!


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    The North Bayside Grange of North Bend provides opportunities for individuals and families to develop their highest potential in order to build stronger communities.
    The North Bayside Grange is now recruiting for new members! Looking for kind and caring people who want to help improve the lives in our community. Come join them on the 3rd Friday of every month at: North Bayside Grange, 67563 East Bay Dr. North Bend, OR 97459.
    The Grange Hall is also available to rent for events and activities. For more info call 541-297-5880.
    Call To Artists - Empire Project


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    The Community Coalition of Empire (CCE) is pleased to once again be working with the City of Coos Bay and the Coos Art Museum to bring art to the Empire District. The City has identified 13 utility boxes in need of local artists to develop and hand paint their visions of our nautical theme "Historic Empire with a Focus on the Waters".
    Artists may use the completed Empire Mural to draw inspiration, or they are free to use their imagination. The color palette will be blue, red, white, black, and yellow, and can be mixed according to the artist's discretion. This project will happen in two phases with an estimated completion date of July 23, 2023. Artists will be given all supplies necessary to make their vision a reality. In addition, each artist will receive a stipend of $100 and will be honored at a reception upon completion of the project.
    This project is open to ALL artists. Submissions must be original and may be submitted via 1) mailed to CCE P.O. Box 3452 Coos Bay, OR 97420, 2) emailed via pdf format to, or 3) dropped off at Star of Hope Activity Center 657 Newmark, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
    Submission deadline for PHASE I is MARCH 17, 2023.
    PHASE II deadline is MAY 31,2023. Questions may be directed to
    Death Notices & Services


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    Updated January 26, 2023

    Shelly Lynn Barrett, 57, of Coos Bay, passed away on January 18, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Robert James Bertschy, 67, of Coos Bay, passed away January 3, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Barbara J. Brunner 55, of Coos Bay died January 20, 2023 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Tony Ray Cabrera, 40, of North Bend, passed away on January 15, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Kenneth Dean Caughran, 93, of Coos Bay, passed away January 15, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Darlyn Ann Cook, 83, of North Bend, passed away January 12, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Jack Warren Daniels, 77, of North Bend, passed away January 8, 2023 at Florence. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Kathy L. Ellis, 75, of Coos Bay, passed away January 10, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Wanda June Graham, 91, of North Bend, passed away on January 18, 2023 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Stuart W. Gunn, 74, of North Bend, passed away on January 17,2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Stella L. Johnson 83, of Lakeside died January 19, 2023 in Lakeside. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.
    Robert C. Kuntz, 49, of Coos Bay, passed away January 4, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Agnes Ann Landles, 76, of Coos Bay, passed away January 10, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Cathy Jo LeDoux, 75, of North Bend, ;passed away on January 21, 2023 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.
    Charles "Sandy" Loring, IV, of North Bend, passed away January 14, 2023 at North Bend. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Michael Loucks, 63, of Coos Bay, passed away January 1, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites have been held under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Joyce Carol Merchant, 65, of Coos Bay, passed away January 2, 2023 at Coos Bay. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.
    Joseph Anthony Lawrence Rimbeck, 57, of Coos Bay/North Bend, passed away January 17, 2023 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Lon Lee Samuels, 74, of Coos Bay, passed away January 10, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
    Judith "Gail" Tofflemire, 85, of North Bend, passed away January 1, 2023 at Coos Bay. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.

    Celebration of Life
    A public visitation for Lon Lee Samuels, 74, of Coos Bay, will be held from 1-4pm, Friday, January 27 at the Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Avenue in Coos Bay. A celebration of life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 28 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

    Coos Bay Chapel, North Bend Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, Ocean View Memory Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park, Myrtle Grove Funeral Service
    Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary
    Zonta Club Coos Bay Area Announces 2023 Scholarship Opportunities


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    Available scholarships include two Zonta Club $3000 Scholarships, one Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM $3,000 Scholarship, and two Student Club $1,500 scholarships. The Student Club scholarships are designated for a Z Club member at North Bend High School and a Z Club member at Marshfield High School.
    Zonta International Scholarships available include the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship and Young Women in Public Affairs Award valued at $1,500 each. The ZI scholarships are progressive scholarship/award opportunities with the local awardee being referred onto the Zonta District level to be considered for additional $5,000 funding. Deadline for all scholarships/award is March 1, 2023. Scholarship applications/information is available at
    Funds raised for the 2023 scholarships occurred through donations and the club's various fundraisers. Donations to the Zonta Scholarship Fund are always welcome and are tax deductible. Checks can be mailed to the Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation, P.O. Box 245, North Bend, OR 97459 or donations can be made on the club website
    The mission of Zonta International is to improve the legal, economic, health, educational, and professional status of women world-wide through service and advocacy. Zonta International was founded in 1919, and our local club was chartered in 1953. For information about Zonta membership or to donate to the scholarship fund visit
    Community Art Project: Hopes and Dreams for Coos County


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    Over 60 artists of all ages and backgrounds painted their hopes and dreams for the future of Coos County at the Coos Bay Public Library at the close of 2022. Their work is currently on display in the Children and Family section of the library through February 18 as well as on the library's Facebook and social media pages. Art included pictures of people helping one another, a sky raining books, a bridge between people, and an expanded port for Coos Bay.
    "I was really pleased with the thought people put into the project," commented librarian Jennifer Knight. "I wasn't sure what to expect and the creative energy participants demonstrated was exciting. I loved talking with the artists about what they want for the future-many expressed a hope for kindness. It was inspiring to see so many different facets of the community come together." The library partnered with Pottery and Company on the program; Pottery and Company generously offered a discount for tiles, paint kits, and firing. Tiles from the project will hopefully be used in an art installation in the library.
    The project was made possible through grant funding from the Coos County Cultural Coalition. Each year, the Coalition awards grants to support arts funding throughout the county. Tile painting was the final program of six programs offered throughout the year at the Coos Bay Public Library specifically geared towards community art.
    For more information about programs being offered at the Coos Bay Public Library visit the library's website at
    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.
    Apply For South Coast Head Start


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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 2021/2022 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.
    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: 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
    Grief Transition Group: at South Coast Hospice's Community Bereavement & Education Center. For more info or to register call Mia: 541-269-2986.
    Breast Cancer: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1-2 pm at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Rd, CB Call 541-297-8358 for more info.
    Grief Support Group:Held first and third Tuesday of each month at 3pm at the Coastal Community Room located at 585 5th St. in Brookings. For more info call 541-469-0405.
    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Meets every Tuesday at 6:15 (weigh-in at 5:30) at First Baptist Church, 1140 S. 10th St. Coos Bay. Call 541-297-5359 for more info.
    HEALTH & WELLNESS: Exercise • Outdoor Recreation


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    Community Yoga: Every second Thursday of the month. Next event: Thursday, January 12th from 6-7pm. Register by going to
    Trauma-informed Yoga (Adults): Every Tuesday in January from 4:30-5:45 at the North Bend Public Library. This program will be both live and virtual. To attend virtually, register at
    Bullards Beach Run: Kid's Fun Run, 5k and 10k at 10am on Saturday, January 21 at Bullard's State Park. Packet pickup is at the parking lot just past the horse camp turnoff. For more info go here:
    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, January 26. Register by going to
    Free Dance Lessons: Get ready for the Clambake Music Festival! Next class will be on Sunday, January 15 from 2-3:30pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club.
    Folk Dance Party: Free. Saturday, January 21 from 7-9:30pm at Bandon Senior Center. Meets every third Saturday of the year.
    Bicycle Power: Past, Present, and Future: Wednesday, February 1st at 6pm, NB Public Library. A talk by Eric Clough from Front Street Community Bike Works about bicycle history and their cultural impact.

    Zumba & Strength Building:: Every Friday in January from 10-11am at the North Bend Senior Center.
    Virtual Yoga Classes: Monday-Thursday at 9am. Chair classes are on Monday & Thursday followed by mat class. Tuesday & Wednesday are mat only classes. For more info: Go to for class.
    ASL Practice Place: Every third Thursday at 12pm on Zoom. Go to
    Children's Yoga Storytime: Every Friday in January at 3:30pm at the North Bend Public Library in the Library Meeting Room. For children ages 4-8.
    Modern Life Skills for Older Adults: A free presentation series for older adults on different topics of interest that meets on the 4th Monday of every month. Next event: January 23rd at 2pm at the North Bend Public Library. The focus will be on financial health. The event can be attended in person or can register at to attend via Zoom.
    Winter Fitness/Folk Dance Session: Free Weekly class for all. Mondays at 10am at North Bend Senior Center.
    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

    More information here
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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 in one week, 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! If you need help with placing an ad on our site we have a tutorial video on how to place ads from our website. Learn more at

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.