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Creating crafts of cardboard

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
It's not all that unusual to see boat racing on the waters along the central Oregon coast, but racing boats made out of cardboard? Now that's another matter.
For the past several years, cardboard boat races have been a regular feature during the Toledo Wooden Boat Show, and this year's race is shaping up to be another memorable one.
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Relay For Life

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
The opening ceremony for the 2015 Relay For Life of Newport/Lincoln County begins at 6 p.m. today (Friday) at Memorial Field in Toledo, a change in venue from previous years. A Survivors Celebration kicks off this annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, participants in last year's survivor's lap at Newport High School are pictured here. The event continues throughout the night
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BOBBIE'S BEAT: Everyone needs a Humptulips

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
(Editor's note: While Bobbie is recovering from shoulder-replacement surgery, we are running some favorite columns from the past.)

Every relationship needs a Humptulips. We didn't have an official Humptulips, i.e. a symbol for making up when things go wrong, and I'm not sure how we handled things earlier when our marriage was strained for one reason or another. We
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Gathering school supplies

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
AmeriCorps volunteer Brenda Cabrera, from the Lincoln County School District's Homeless Education and Literacy Project (H.E.L.P.) Center, delivers a school supply donation box to Janet DeSau at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport. School supplies and backpacks are needed again this year for homeless and disadvantaged students. Last year, 397 stuffed backpacks were distributed in Newport to students grades K-12.
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Free GEMS camp offered in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Do you know a middle school girl who likes to create, build and make discoveries? The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is partnering with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to offer Girls in Engineering and Marine Science (GEMS), a unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp this summer in Newport.
This free, two-day camp will be led by
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Bill Hall speaks on new book

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Author Bill Hall will read from his utopian novel, "McCallandia," at the Newport Public Library on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m.
"McCallandia" is an alternate history that imagines a world where former Oregon Governor Tom McCall became president of the United States. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
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Iran is topic of presentation in Newport

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
"Finding a Way Forward with Iran" will be presented by Paul Barker on Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 227 NE 12th St., in Newport.
The talk is based on Barker's experiences living and working in Iran, and studying it academically. The talk will discuss the nuclear negotiations and the agreement with Iran
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ODFW hosts crabbing workshops

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Dungeness crab is one of Oregon's most prized culinary creatures. Learn how to catch your own at one of two crabbing workshops sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Aug. 8 and 9.
These one-day, family-friendly workshops will take place in Newport and will cover everything people need to know to get their catch from the ocean
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Philosophical Forum meets Sunday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The Philosophical Forum meets Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 330 King St. in Yachats. For directions or information, call 541-547-3904.
The topic, "Bridging the Gap," will focus on ways of opening conversations between oppositional ways of thinking and believing, between oppositional values, and between oppositional ideologies
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Bakeoff winners announced

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Winners in the bakeoff contest held in conjunction with last weekend's Toledo Summer Festival have been announced.
In the youth division, 13 years and younger, first place went to Stefani Beason, 10, for her Aloha Pineapple Cupcakes. She was awarded $25. Second place and $10 went to Rowan McDowell, 9, who entered Pineapple Dump Cake. And third place and $10
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Reducing predation on fish is topic

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The public is invited to learn about research conducted on avian predation at the Oregon hatchery research science center at the next meeting of the MidCoast Watersheds Council
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug .6, in the public meeting room at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway in Newport.
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‘Movement For Parkinson’s’ offered at senior center

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a new class in the health and wellness studio called "Movement For Parkinson's."
This class combines yoga, tai chi and dance to improve flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination.
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Extension office open house is Friday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
OSU Extension Lincoln County invites the public to check out its new location during an open house today (Friday), from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the new facility. People can meet extension faculty and staff and find out about extension programs and events while enjoying refreshments.
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Trip planned to Scandinavian Festival

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The Newport 60+ Activity Center invites people to join in a trip to Junction City on Aug. 6 for the Scandinavian Festival, an annual Northwest celebration since 1961.
This event celebrates Scandinavian heritage and presents the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
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Volkswalkers to gather at Beverly Beach

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The Yachats Coastal Gems invite people to join them at the beach on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to walk the Beverly Beach to Otter Rock route.
Both 5K and 10K options are offered. The 5K route is flat, and the 10K route includes one nice steep hill. This walk is not appropriate for wheelchairs or strollers. The rating for
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Fallen airman laid to rest

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
WALDPORT ¬-- Veterans, extended family, active duty military and community members paid final respects to U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Hugh Leslie "Buzz" Sherburn at an outdoor service just as the coastal rain stopped Saturday.
Sherburn lived with his aunt and uncle, Darrell and Clarice Helms, in Waldport and attended Waldport schools through 11th grade in 1957.
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Summer festival fun

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Five-year-old Jaxon McDowell, of Waldport, enjoys the view from atop a camel during the Toledo Summer Festival.

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Coast Guard to be recognized

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The community is invited to attend a reception to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard and the release of the USCG Forever Stamp by the United States Post Office.
This event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW
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Youth Outdoor Skills Clinic set for Saturday near Siletz

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Lincoln County chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) invites local youth, ages 9 to 17, to participate in the third annual Youth Outdoor Skills Clinic. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost for youth to take part.
Activities will include teaching the proper and safe use of .22-caliber rifles,
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Bug Chicks at Lincoln County libraries

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Lincoln County's public libraries' "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading programs continue today (Wednesday) and Thursday with The Bug Chicks and their bugs. All children and families are invited to attend one of these free programs.
Wednesday, The Bug Chicks will be at Waldport Public Library (10 a.m.), Newport Public Library (1 p.m.), and Driftwood Public Library
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Forestry, ag tour planned on Aug. 8

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Lincoln County Farm Bureau will host a forestry and agriculture tour at Miller Farms in Lincoln County on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Admission is free for both the tour and lunch, but registration is required no later than Friday, July 31. To register, email oswaevents@gmail.com or call 503-588-1813 and mentions the event date -- Aug.
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‘Sailing Into the Future’

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Port of Toledo will present its 11th annual Wooden Boat Show Aug. 15 and 16.
Wooden boats from throughout the Northwest are on display at the port's Waterfront Park and Marina. The show offers a variety of free activities, including maritime-related informational booths, kids games, boat building, boat rides and live music.
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Toledo Class of ’65 plans reunion

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Toledo High School Class of 1965 is preparing for its 50th reunion, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 14.
The event will take place at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club in Newport from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This will be an informal gathering, and no meal will be included. Deli trays, coffee and wine will
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Breakfast served in Gleneden Beach

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The Gleneden Beach Community Club will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.
The menu will be ham or sausage, eggs, orange juice and all the pancakes one can eat, accompanied by milk, tea or coffee.
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Boat Oregon class offered in Waldport

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Yaquina Bay Flotilla 54 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety course on Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waldport High School, 3000 Crestline Drive.
The cost of the class is $15 per person, which includes lunch and all materials.
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Altrusa accepting donations for garage sale

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay will hold its annual garage sale Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Western Title & Escrow, 255 SW Coast Hwy, Newport.
The group is seeking donated items for the sale, especially furniture, appliances, tools, electronics and housewares (no exercise equipment will be accepted). To donate,
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Skippin’ stones

Modified: Sunday, Jul 26th, 2015
Ten-year-old Paul Kelly, of The Dalles, skips stones at Beverly Beach during a recent visit to the coast.
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Fun times at Toledo Summer Festival

Modified: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
TOLEDO -- The 2015 Toledo Summer Festival opened Friday evening offering food, rides, craft vendors, bingo and karaoke.
The fun will continue Saturday with events such as the logging show at 3 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
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Things that go bang in the night

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Those who enjoy large fireworks displays during the Fourth of July celebration along the coast have yet another opportunity to hear the bangs and booms that light up the night sky.
The Toledo Summer Festival happens this weekend, and Saturday night's fireworks display has a reputation that rivals that of any held earlier this month.
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Super slug racing draws big crowd

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- Family Night at the Driftwood Public Library is a favorite of many, but more than 100 people made tracks to the reading rooms for the Super Slug Races on July 8.
"Slug racing at Driftwood has been a tradition since the '90s, though we usually wait a few years between slug events to foster new enthusiasm,"
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BOBBIES'S BEAT: The woman who could not stop crying

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
(Editor's note: While Bobbie is recovering from shoulder-replacement surgery, we are running some favorite columns from the past.)

Someone is grieving, and most of us do not know what to say or do. Years of being involved with hospice have taught me many valuable lessons. The following story originally appeared in the Newport News-Times April 12, 2010 and
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LINCOLN COUNTY GARDENING: Picking plants for the coast

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Question: Are there lists of plants that will do well in our coastal gardens?
Answer: Geographic plant lists are very helpful in deciding what to select for specific conditions and uses in the landscape, such as plants for slopes, salt air, shade, play areas, etc. Unfortunately, because our geographic coastal area is small compared to the
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Opening night

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The Porthole Players' production of Neil Simon's "Come Blow Your Horn" opens tonight at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Pictured are Hovey Grosvenor, as Allen Baker, and Jessica Moll, as Peggy. For more information and tickets, call the PAC at 541-265-ARTS (2787).
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Tickets on sale for Tuna BBQ Challenge

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Port of Newport property between NOAA and the port boat launch in South Beach.
Organizers say this professional and amateur competition will be a sell out, so they advise ordering tickets online now at www.tunabbq.com A limited number of
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Program focuses on swords

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Hillside Place Senior Living in Lincoln City will host a presentation, "A 5000-Year Memoir of the Sword in Western Civilization," on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
The program will feature James Ciaramitaro, of Willamette University and the Salem Fencing Club, who will provide an entertaining look at swords, swordsmanship and fencing. He will have a display of swords, helmets,
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Trip to great Oregon Steam-Up is Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The Newport 60+ Activity Center will host a trip is to the Great Oregon Steam-Up in Brooks on Saturday, leaving from the center at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m.
This is the year's largest event at Antique Powerland. One of the unique aspects of the event is that most of the equipment is operating. A parade takes place
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AARP offers driver classes

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Newport and Lincoln City during August.
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the class takes place at Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach, 400 SE College Way. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the class will be held at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place.
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Extension office open house is July 31

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
OSU Extension Lincoln County invites the public to check out its new location during an open house on Friday, July 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the new facility. People can meet extension faculty and staff and find out about extension programs and events while enjoying refreshments.
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Logsden Community Club seeking donations

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The Logsden Community Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that donates a portion of its profits back to the community, including the Siletz Valley Volunteer Firefighters. The only gathering place available in the rural community, the facility is a center for private and club-sponsored events and is also available for rent.
The club is now seeking donations to fund the refurbishing
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Canine contestants compete

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
The dog days of summer hit Newport over the weekend, and it had nothing to do with the heat.
The 12th annual dog agility trials hosted by the Willamette Agility Group drew handlers and dogs from across the Pacific Northwest to two fenced off arenas behind the Newport Intermediate School.
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Stray dog

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Sara Wynveen, animal services deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, takes in a stray dog Saturday afternoon at Yaquina Bay State Park. Wynveen responded after receiving reports about a stray dog walking the park Friday and Saturday. The dog will be assessed and treated for any injuries before becoming available for adoption.
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All aboard!

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard retirees are always welcome aboard the vessels of USCG Station Depoe Bay, according to Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Justin McKenna, left. The coxswain served as tour guide Monday for a group of vacationers, who convoyed to Depoe Bay aboard four recreational vehicles.
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Back on his feet after heart surgery

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
OTTER ROCK -- If one word accurately characterizes Art Bradley, it would be "neighborly."
Which explains, in part, why about 40 people joined the 88-year-old Oregonian on a three-mile, round-trip walk on Otter Crest Loop to Cape Foulweather last Saturday.
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Cello Bop performs this week

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Lincoln County's public libraries' "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading programs continue today (Wednesday) and Thursday with Cello Bop (Gideon Freudman). All children and families are invited to attend one of these free programs.
Wednesday, Cello Bop will be at Waldport Public Library (10 a.m.), Newport Public Library (1 p.m.), and Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City
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Car enthusiasts will gather this weekend in Toledo

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
The annual Toledo Car Show cruises into town on Sunday, with hundreds of classic, antique and beautifully restored cars, trucks and motorcycles lining Main Street. This annual event has become a favorite for car collectors, fans and spectators from far and wide.
The show kicks off with registration at 8 a.m., when Toledo's main drag will be closed to traffic
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NUTRITIONAL WISDOM: Animal protein, IGF-1 and cancer

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
Most people are aware of the connections between red and processed meats and cancer -- that there is convincing evidence that these dangerous foods are a cause of colon cancer. In addition, cooking any meat at high temperatures (for example, grilled or fried chicken) forms carcinogenic compounds such as heterocyclic amines, which contribute to cancer risk.
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Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble presents awards to students

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
The Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble has announced its 2015 Young Musician awards.
Elizabeth Wartnik, voice and piano, a student at Florence Oregon's Siuslaw High School, and Devyn Arnoldussen, violist of Lincoln City, both received monetary awards toward furthering their musical educations.

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Prepare for disaster with free workshop

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Is your family ready to live comfortably without power, transportation and access to grocery stores and gas stations for a few days, or even weeks? Is your business ready to survive such a disruption?
On Thursday, July 30, Capt. Jim Kusz of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue will present a free disaster preparedness
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Seniors plan music jam sessions

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Those who enjoy playing an instrument in a group, who like to sing, or who just want to watch and listen are invited to a music jam session at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Mondays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., beginning July 27.
All types of instruments are welcome, and any type of music will be played. No
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Watch whales in Depoe Bay

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
The fourth annual summer whale watch weekend is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25 and 26 at Boiler Bay State Park, located at the north end of Depoe Bay.
Shore-based whale watching and wildlife viewing, with education and information about Oregon's whales, dolphin and porpoises, will be available.
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Toledo Class of ’65 sets reunion

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
The Toledo High School Class of 1965 is preparing for its 50th reunion, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 14.
The event will take place at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club in Newport from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This will be an informal gathering, and no meal will be included. Deli trays, coffee and wine will
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Newport seniors plan clamming trip

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
The Newport 60+ Activity Center will be taking part in an educational and fun time with Oregon State Park Ranger Cameron Rauenhorst -- commonly known as "Clameron" -- in Waldport on Friday, July 31.
Rauenhorst will explain where, when and how to find and harvest the various clams available in the Alsea Bay area. After instructions, he will be taking
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NOW meets July 28 in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
On Tuesday, July 28, the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will discuss the book "Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women's Guide to Why Feminism Matters," by Jessica Valenti.
Now in its updated second edition, the book covers a wide range of topics including pop culture, health, violence, reproductive rights, education, and many
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Volk’s Yoga-Pilates studio begins new term

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
The next term of yoga classes begins Aug. 3 at Jean Volk's studio in Newport.
Classes include Beginning/Gentle Yoga at 11 a.m. on Monday; Hatha Yoga and Basic Movement at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday; Chair and Restorative Yoga at 11 a.m. on Wednesday; Hatha Yoga (all levels) at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, at noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesday and
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United Way announces grant recipients

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties has awarded $26,753 in grants to eight Lincoln County agencies in the 2014-2015 cycle.
The awards were recommended by United Way's Lincoln Granting Committee June 9, and then ratified by the United Way Board of Directors June 23. The committee is comprised of community volunteers who live and work throughout Lincoln County.
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