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Thanksgiving dinner for Newport seniors

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Young Professionals from the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce once again teamed up with the city of Newport, ABATE and the Girl Scouts to prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner to seniors at the Newport Senior Activity Center on Sunday. Yo-Pros Doug Chadwick, left, Chris Sherwood and Erica Sherwood, along with Senior Center Director Peggy O'Callaghan, right, help prepare the meal
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Tiki’s at 51st cooks at annual Lincoln City chowder contest

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- More than 2,000 chowder lovers cast their votes Saturday, Nov. 8, during the 10th annual Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off at the Tanger Outlet Mall.
The two-day day event featured eight restaurants from up and down the Oregon coast, each competing for the title of "Best Chowder." More than 20,000 samples of chowder were ladled out by able
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‘The Empty Chair’ to be shown at library

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Newport Public Library will host a screening by filmmaker Greg Chaney of his film, "The Empty Chair," on Saturday at 2 p.m.  This documentary about how Japanese Americans from Juneau, Alaska were sent to prison camps during World Ware II and how the small Alaskan community stood in quiet defiance against the internment of American citizens.
This program is
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Teachers dive into STEM using robots

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
On a recent Saturday morning on the Oregon coast, a group of more than 30 educators from across the state huddled around a pool, gazing with pride at the underwater contraptions they had just created. From Port Orford to Seaside, teachers participated in a daylong workshop designed to provide them with the skills they would need to teach their
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New student wins library raffle prize

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Newport Public Library Foundation and its members know that readers are leaders.  And to ensure that Newport has plenty of leaders in the future, the foundation supports an annual drive to make sure every second grader in Newport has a library card.  Every child who gets a new library card also gets a raffle ticket. The winner of this
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Oregon Pacific Coast Annual Passport on sale

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Oregon Pacific Coast Annual Passports will be on sale at a $5 discount beginning Dec. 1.
The $35 annual passport will be sold for $30 during December, according to Stacey Forson, Siuslaw National Forest recreation staff officer.
The passports are valid for all day-use and parking fees at Oregon State Parks, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
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Beach Slapped: Have a few leftovers

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
It's Thanksgiving, where we give thanks for the fact that we will now have leftovers until Christmas.
This is the main reason no one lets me do the Thanksgiving shopping. When I go to the store on this important mission, I'm not just thinking: "What would be good for T-Day?" I am also thinking: "What would I still like
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Body fat, hormones and breast cancer

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Obesity is a known risk factor for breast cancer. Excess weight increases the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer and is associated with higher-grade tumors and poorer survival after diagnosis. Body fat is now recognized as more than just extra stored energy; it is an active endocrine organ. Fat tissue produces hormones and other chemical messengers that affect
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Club says good communication works anywhere

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A small but well-spoken club that helps people polish their public prowess is taking its message behind bars,
"It's all about communication," said Alan Edinger, whose mastery of body language and the spoken word reflect his 25-year membership in Toastmasters International. "I use the Toastmaster techniques while mentoring prison inmates, showing them how to better communicate with
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Bobbie's Beat: Winter

Modified: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
My poor computer often chokes on mail from you readers. Forgive me if you don't get an answer, but (due to vision fatigue) it has become impossible to keep up, although I try my best. Once in a while a gem arrives that needs to be shared.  I figure if it is full of food for thought (for me), it
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Newport author releases latest novel

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Newport author Cheryl Anderson recently released her latest novel, a romantic thriller entitled "The Craftsman."
The story follows once prominent architect Drake Novak, whose wife was murdered by a serial killer. As he carves out a new, but solitary life for himself in a small resort town on Badger Lake in Oregon, a chance meeting with struggling
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Railroad exhibit to be dedicated Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
A new exhibit of a 7.5-inch gauge, live steam engine, intricately machined and built by Curtis B. Silver, named the "Silverado Railroad" will be dedicated at the Toledo History Center on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The exhibited 2-6-0 balloon-stack locomotive, tender and box car is around 13 feet in length and weighs just short of
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Author tells story of historic rivalry

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football in his new book, "The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State."
Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both schools' archives, Eggers offers a comprehensive account of the players, coaches and fans who
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CAN Cancer helps local patients

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
In partnership with local hospital foundations, Lincoln County Haulers are working together to help local patients in their fight against cancer. As part of their CAN Cancer campaign, Thompson's Sanitary and Dahl Disposal included donation envelopes in their October statements. These envelopes can be used to make tax-deductible donations to help cover non-medical living expenses for Lincoln County residents fighting
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Ballerobica offered in Newport

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
A new, dance-based fitness class, Ballerobica, is now being taught at Harmony Yoga Center in Newport. The nationally recognized class incorporates ballet, pilates, cardio and yoga.
Instructor Ellen Mathewson explains that ballet-based fitness is extremely popular. "There are a few fitness trends that are really huge right now, and one of those trends is the idea of
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Local girl competes in national competition

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Lincoln City 15-year-old Emily Roberts competed in the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) National Convention in Dallas, Texas recently. There were approximately 400 youth from around the nation who took part in the competition.  
Roberts was awarded first runner-up for her management skills with cavies (guinea pigs).  She was also  on a District 1 Team made up of four
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Students get new equipment to learn from before clinical

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- In the past, it's been a sort of a jump-in-feet-first experience when it comes to obstetric and women's health clinical experience for Oregon Coast Community College nursing students.
But the new OBGYN equipment the college received this year has allowed those students to take the knowledge they've learned in books and lectures, and match it up with more
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Tree lighting celebration coming to Lincoln City

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
The Lincoln City Cultural Center will host the third annual Tree Lighting Party, an indoor-outdoor family event set for Thanksgiving weekend 2014.
This free public event will launch the Lincoln City holiday season with make-and-take ornaments, live music, a cake walk, a vendor sale of handmade goods, a visit from Santa and the illumination of the center's 15-foot community
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Registration underway for 2015 classes

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
The 2015 master gardener classes will begin Jan. 6, and registration is currently underway, the deadline for people to sign up is Dec. 15.
Sponsored by Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension Service, the classes will be held each Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach.
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Elks lodge donates dictionaries to schools

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Once again, the Newport Elks Lodge participated in the annual Dictionary Project, which is a program sponsored by the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee. Past Exalted Ruler Marlene Williams coordinated the lodge's involvement, including ordering the dictionaries and arranging for their delivery to two local schools for use by third-grade students.
Last month, Williams and Past Exalted Ruler
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Asthma alert: Can healthful eating lead to better breathing?

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Asthma has skyrocketed in the U.S.; the prevalence of asthma doubled between 1986 and 2005, and it is now estimated that 9.5 percent of children and 7.7 percent of adults have asthma. Obesity is known to compromise proper function of the lungs and airways and is associated with asthma-related inflammation. Increased prevalence of asthma among obese individuals has been demonstrated
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Life on steroids

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
I am on steroids.
As a nerdy, non-Alex Rodriguez type, I never thought I'd say that. However, having once been paid for being a professional ice skater, I suppose I can now at least lump myself in with former pro athletes who have been on performance enhancing drugs.
I cannot wait to start throwing bats at people.
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Two events planned Thursday in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust are holding a series of town meetings across Oregon to gather information about local, regional and statewide issues in arts and culture. People are encouraged to attend, participate, share and learn in this process. The commission and trust will use the information they gather to develop independent plans that
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School district surplus sale this weekend

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
To raise funds for the Waldport High School small engines class and racing program, Lincoln County School District is holding a surplus sale Friday and Saturday at the Arcadia School in Toledo.
Items to be sold include equipment and supplies from the school building, located at 1811 NE Arcadia Drive. Sale times are 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and
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Master composter classes begin Dec. 8

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Want to learn the ingredients for successful backyard composting, including structures, techniques and even composting with worms? Want to reduce what goes to the landfill? Want to turn organic scraps into nutrient rich soil amendments?
Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension Service, in cooperation with Lincoln County Solid Waste District and Oregon Coast Community College, will be offering the
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Holiday toy drive getting underway

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Firefighters with the Newport Fire Department are kicking off their holiday toy drive. This is the sixth year for this annual effort, and each year they get more toys and help more families in need. Last year they were able to assist more than 100 families.
Firefighters will be placing toy drive collection barrels in various places around
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