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Fungi pudding wins judges

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Edible mushrooms harvested from the backwoods of Oregon were turned into delicious fare at the sixth annual Wild Mushroom Cook-off held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Lincoln City Culinary Center.
More than 450 people attended the event to watch four Oregon chefs tame the wild fungi and taste some of their creations. More than 32 species of
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Newport and the central Oregon coast at war – 1941-1945

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
This story is part three of a six-part section of the upcoming book, "Oregon At War: the WWII Story," by John Baker, with an expected publication in 2016.
Within hours and days of the Pearl Harbor attack, locals took action to defend their families and communities.
Men of Newport were quick to form a home guard, as were several
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Point of Order

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Now that I have shared two articles on parliamentary procedure with readers of the News-Times, I thought it might be interesting to explain why a grown man would care about these kinds of things.
In the introduction to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), 11th Edition, we learn that General Henry Martyn Robert, who traveled extensively as an
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Crabbing – then and now

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
I bet you think a column about crabs can't be all that interesting. Well, hang on. Growing up in Nebraska, no one I knew ever tasted crab, and my Brooklyn-born husband didn't grow up eating it either. Are you kidding? With a Yiddishe-Mama in the kitchen? Shellfish was never a menu option.
When Burt and I settled
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Local author Virginia Gibbs to present ‘Shattered Dreams’

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Virginia Gibbs, professor emerita of Spanish now living in Newport, will present a reading and discussion of her new book "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic I.C.E. Raid in the Words of the Detainees" at the Newport Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
Published in March, the book gives the testimonials of 10 workers whose lives
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Dog lovers hold Halloween fundraiser

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Lincoln County Dog Lovers are hosting an online Halloween costume contest to support their emergency pet fund.
The dog lovers walking group noticed a need in the community.
Several pet emergencies occurred this summer within their online group. They were able to give emotional support, but wanted to do more with financial support.
The group has begun to raise
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Celebrity server event planned in Lincoln City

Modified: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Dave and Niki Price and Joey and Lori Arce-Torres will be the next celebrity server teams to help Family Promise of Lincoln City at a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Eventuary. The event will feature pasta dishes created by Kip Ward from the Historic Anchor Inn.
As celebrity servers, the teams
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Cape Perpetua Visitor Center has new manager

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Brian Hoeh will be introduced as the new manager at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center during an open house on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m.
Hoeh has served as the supervisor and interpretive lead for the Siuslaw National Forest Valuing People and Places Field Ranger program since 2013. His professional background includes working for the National
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Bayside at South Beach hosts ‘Fall Into Bayside’

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Bayside at South Beach, a senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts, LLC, will host "Fall into Bayside" on Oct. 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the event is open to the public.
People can visit Bayside in normal dress or in costume. They are also welcome to bring their little ghouls and goblins for some trick or
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Keeping students engaged -- 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer tutoring and activities

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
It became a competition for them, but the students who made and then launched rockets at Crestview Heights School last week got an idea of what works and what doesn't as they learned about aerodynamics during their after school program.
In Lincoln County School District's 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the students meet for a couple of hours after school
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A gray day at Chinook Winds -- Thousands attend show geared for aging city

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- More than 2,000 visitors attended an annual senior fair Oct. 7 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, making it the biggest turnout in the event's 24-year history.
Aimed at an important demographic of the city -- retirees or soon-to-be seniors -- the fair teemed with products and services for a growing market. Organizer Roger Robertson, who founded the
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Spelling Bee to raise money for NHS

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Teams are gearing up for the fifth annual Community Spelling Bee to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Oregon Coast Community College Central County Campus in South Beach. Can't spell your way out of a paper bag? Come join the fun anyway as an audience member.
"Audience members are invited to play along, and a prize will be
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Health fair this week at Oceanview

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Oceanview Senior Living in Newport is hosting a free health resources fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
People can meet with local agencies and businesses providing resources, handouts, special offers, and one-on-one discussions. There will also be door prizes and refreshments.
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Montessori school plans Halloween fun

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Nye Beach Montessori School will host a family Halloween event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sam Case Primary School, 459 NE 12th St., Newport. Activities are geared toward preschool through 2nd grade children, and will include cookie decorating, face painting, fishing for treasures, Halloween arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and more. There will also be
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Newport Chamber hosts sixth annual ‘Scary-Okie’

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
On Saturday at 6 p.m., the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Scary-Okie "Shake, Rattle & Roll" event at the Embarcadero Resort.
Members and guests may wear their favorite costumes, or come as they are. Tickets are $30 per person and include beer/wine, buffet, dancing, door prizes, and musical entertainment. The chamber will be raffling a
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Volunteers sought for ivy pull

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Overleaf Lodge & Spa, SOLVE, Dahl Disposal Service and the Yachats Trails Committee will partner to host the seventh annual 804 Trail Ivy Pull in Yachats.
This popular volunteer event continues the Yachats community's effort to manage invasive ivy on the scenic 804 Trail and restore natural habitat.
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Nonprofit organizations: new board member orientation

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
New board members of nonprofit organizations and others wishing to refresh their knowledge are invited to participate in a "Nonprofit Organization Board Orientation." It's being presented on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
This event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Workshops are being presented by a nonprofit specialist from the Oregon Department of Justice
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Nosy by nature

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a journalist I am a nosy person by nature. I like to know why things are the way they are, why people do the things they do. Part of my never-ending quest to understand humans, it is my life-long mission, and a largely futile one. As people continue to be idiots, I will never understand.
One thing in that
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NOW hosts ‘Wine & Chocolate’ event Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
The Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is hosting a Celebration of Women "Wine and Chocolate" event on Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street. In addition to wine and chocolate, light hors d'oeuvres will be available for purchase.
"Brava! Women in
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Strategies for preventing prostate cancer

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Eat your G-BOMBS, G-BOMBS (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds) have powerful anti-cancer effects. For example, cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower) contain phytochemicals that stimulate the body to detoxify carcinogens, and higher cruciferous vegetable intake is associated with lower prostate cancer risk. Men who consumed three or more half-cup servings of cruciferous
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Robotics club plans fundraiser Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
The Newport High School Robotics Club will be partnering with Lincoln County to sell county surplus items during a three-day sale in the county surplus warehouse.  
The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October.   The Lincoln County surplus warehouse is located in the alley just east of the courthouse.  Parking is
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Geocaching -- Event reveals Lincoln City open spaces

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A geocache event drew 200 people to the Lincoln City Cultural Center Saturday, Oct. 11, to promote the city's far-flung open spaces.
"Geocaching takes people to places they might otherwise never knew existed," said enthusiast Lauri Hecht, explaining how participants were given a map of the area along with coordinates to the exact locations of the geocaches,
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Honoring those who served

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Veterans from eras across time, such as Doreen Farnam, who served in "Her Majesty's Service Home Guard" in England during World War II before marrying an American soldier, and Elliot Black, who fought with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, were honored at lunch at Newport's senior center Wednesday. The free lunch was made possible by donations from various
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Spooky Swim coming Oct 27

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The annual Spooky Swim at the Newport Swimming Pool takes place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27.
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Bijou Theatre presents classic

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City will present "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Tickets are on sale now and are $8, along with a canned food donation for the Lincoln City Food Pantry; on the day of the event tickets are $10 and a can of food.
It will be the 14th annual show
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Senior center offers class about balance

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 23, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a free 8-week wellness program designed specifically to help older adults find new levels of confidence as they go about their daily lives.
Are you missing out?  Have you lost opportunities to spend time with family and friends because of concerns about falling?  Do you spend less time
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AmeriCorps volunteers work with homeless program

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Could you successfully survive on take-home pay of under $800 a month? Four young adults in Lincoln County find that they can, but only with a generous amount of public and private support and compassion from others.
"It can be done, but it's a humble existence," says Brenda Cabrera, one of four AmeriCorps members working with Lincoln County School District's
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Nose rings and other things

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Caution: This column may contain shocking details that are not suitable for the faint-hearted.  I just returned from a fast-paced week with my Midwest family, specifically my kid brother, Paul, and his wife, Dot. Add to this time spent with nephews, nieces, Iowa relatives and a luncheon with old high school friends. I use the word "old" because if you
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Chapel by the Sea welcomes pastor

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The Rev. Dr. Paul Hayden has accepted a call to serve as permanent pastor at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Lincoln City. He takes over following a two-year interim pastorship by Denise Mosher.
Hayden grew up in a musical family in southern California. He became a music major on a scholarship to Seattle Pacific College and
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Newport seniors plan trips

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
enter is sponsoring a trip to Brocard's Antique Apple Orchard and Cider Mill in Sweet Home on Saturday.
Brocard's has been pressing apples every autumn since 1913, and the result is pure, sweet apple cider by the gallon. More than 200 varieties of apples are grown in the orchard, and visitors can taste and purchase locally grown apples, cider and
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Mushroom festival this weekend in Yachats

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Yachats will host its 15th annual Village Mushroom Fest this weekend. The festival opens today (Friday) with chefs in local restaurants offering dishes featuring wild and cultivated mushrooms and a "Funguys Welcome Bash" at 7:30 p.m. at the Yachats Commons. Admission to the welcome event is $10 and includes desserts prepared by local chefs, gypsy jazz music performed
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Amazing Race tryouts held in Lincoln City

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
The CBS-TV hit, The Amazing Race, came to the Oregon coast last week as candidates flocked to Chinook Winds Casino Resort to try out for the show. According to organizers, 170 teams auditioned on Saturday, Oct. 4, for the reality program. Each two-person team was allowed one minute to tell their story and display any talents that could help earn
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Clothing and costume swaps planned

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Family clothing and costume swaps are planned next week for students and their families in Toledo and Newport.
Community members are invited to round up their clean, gently used clothing, costumes, accessories and other wearables that their family is no longer using and bring them to the clothing swap, hosted by the Lincoln County School District HELP Program.
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Local DAR chapter supports Honor Flight Network

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Yaquina Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently made a donation to the Honor Flight Network.
This local DAR chapter, with members residing between Neotsu and Yachats, held several fundraising events during 2014 to support Honor Flight. Since the launch of the Honor Flight Network in 2005, more than 100,000 World War II veterans from across the nation have
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Plans underway for Oyster Cloyster

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
As fall storms begin to roll back into Newport, two local nonprofits have devised a way to brighten the impending season. Chefs will shuck and corks will pop on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Oregon Coast Aquarium opens its doors for the 14th annual Oyster Cloyster, presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort and Pacific Seafood.
Oyster Cloyster is an event
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Bowling for a cause -- Olalla Center raises money for upgrades

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
It was a night of friendly challenges for a community cause.
The Olalla Center for Children and Families held its first bowling fundraiser at Muggly's Bowling in Toledo on Friday night, raising $1,100 to update its evidence-based treatment curriculum, Olalla's Cristi Moore said.
The center has had a spaghetti and bingo night in the past, but the bowling event has
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Thousands audition for Wheel of Fortune at Chinook Winds Casino

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- More than 4,000 people jammed a casino auditorium last weekend during an audition for the hit TV show, Wheel of Fortune.
"We always get great contestants for the show from the Pacific Northwest," said Matt Erbstein, tour director and driver of the "Wheelmobile," a fully appointed bus that carried the equipment and five-person crew for the try-outs.
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Play about women’s suffrage in Oregon

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The weekend of Oct.18-19 will see two Lincoln County performances of "Scott Free: The Life of Abigail Scott Duniway," a play written by Toni Douglass and performed by Toni Douglass and Barbara Callander.
The play will be performed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Oregon Coast Community College Central County Campus in South Beach, and again
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A few thoughts about ‘Date Night’

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
I am a father-person four years, four months and two days into this wonderful journey called exhaustion. As a result, I've spent four years, four months and one day having conversations with my wife about parenthood. (That last day was spent throwing up violently ill, though I couldn't tell you which of the two of us it was.)
That's why
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Toledo Elks congratulate ‘old timers’

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The Toledo Elks Lodge honored its most tenured members recently by holding a dinner in their honor. 
Those members reaching milestones between 10 and 60 years in the Toledo Lodge were recognized. 
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Engagement

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Shannon Caithleann Hunt and Joshua Thomas Polk, of Prairieville, La., announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Doug and Patsy Hunt of Toledo, Ore. She is a graduate of the University of Portland and is currently employed at Percy, Lanoux and Mumphrey Law Office in Gonzales, La.
Her fiancé is the son of David and Kay Polk
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DAR holding essay competition

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The Yaquina Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting private, public, parochial and homeschooled students to take part in an essay contest.
There will be two separate categories. Students in grades 5-8 will write on the topic "A Child's Journey through Ellis Island." For students in grades 9-12, the topic is "Joining Christopher
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Birth

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Eden Grace Leech was born at 3:25 a.m. on Oct. 3, 2014 at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City, Ore. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long
She is the daughter of Guy and Erica Leech of Newport, Ore.
Grandparents are Jason and Vickie Centoni of Newport and Mary Leech of Toledo.
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Stroke prevention: hold the frank, have the beans

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. About 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to a portion of the brain is interrupted, preventing oxygen and nutrients from reaching brain tissue. Most strokes, about 85 percent, are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to
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Seatauqua program returns

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
In the 1970s and '80s, Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Marine Science Center (before it was renamed in honor of Sen. Mark Hatfield) filled the coast's events calendars with activities, classes, workshops and field trips focusing on biology, arts and culture through the Seatauqua program.
This year, Oregon Coast Community College and the Hatfield Marine Science
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Yaquina Birders meet Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Amelia O'Connor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presents "Seabird Monitoring in Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve" during this month's meeting of the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
During the past summer, O'Connor
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