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Cruzin’ for Crab

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The annual Cruzin' for Crab car show drew in car and crab lovers alike behind the old middle school gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
With dozens of cars on display and booths featuring goods and food, including Dungeness crab of course, it was an afternoon that saw fans of the classic cars and families enjoy a stroll around the grass lot.
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SOLVE hits beach in Lincoln City

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Volunteers picked the beaches clean Saturday during the 30th anniversary of the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup.
According to organizers, more than 4,000 people at locations along the Oregon coast gathered in excess of 52,000 pounds of trash during the annual fall effort.
In Lincoln City, platoon-sized groups deployed at four locations - Roads End, SW 51st at Taft, Gleneden Beach
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Join the Jazz Party

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Celebrate America's greatest art form with three days of live jazz and jazz education on the beautiful Oregon coast.
The 11th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party is set to return to the coast this weekend at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) and at the Shilo Inn in Newport.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is the founding organizational sponsor of the
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‘Life Chains’ planned Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Local Christians and other pro-life persons, and many of their clergy, will silently line the sidewalks of Highway 101 from Florence to Astoria to form a "Life Chain" between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
"This stand of solidarity is intended to proclaim that many local churches and other pro-life persons oppose the killing of pre-born children, as well
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Anniversary

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Thomas Welter and Kathleen (Burkey) Welter, of Newport, Ore., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.
The couple married Oct. 3, 1964 in Los Angeles. Thomas has worked in hospital administration for 27 years, 9 years with Lincoln County Behavioral Health. Kathleen has been a registered nurse for 44 years.
The couple has two children, Jeffrey (Tina)
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Community involvement needed during College Application Week

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Applying and preparing for college can be a daunting task, especially for first-generation, low-income, and other students who may face barriers in applying to college.
College Application Week, to be held the week of Nov. 3 in the Lincoln County School District, provides students with the tools to take control of their future.
Community involvement is vital to making this
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Senior Fair is Oct. 7 at Chinook Winds Casino

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The 24th annual Senior Fair in Lincoln City takes place Oct. 7 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, featuring more than 80 vendors offering all kinds of services and information for seniors in Lincoln County.
Senior Fair is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is free. It is designed for people ages 55 and older and their families.
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Lighthouse to close for repainting

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse will undergo a preservation project beginning this month. The project, which is expected to last 90 days, will involve scaffolding and re-painting the outside of the lighthouse. ​
The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area site and interpretive center will remain open during the project. The lighthouse will be closed to public tours.
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Honor Roll

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Oregon State University
Oregon State University recently named students who have made the scholastic honor roll for summer term. A total of 246 students earned a straight-A average (4.0).  Another 349 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Area
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HELP program seeks volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The Lincoln County School District HELP (Homeless Education and Literacy Project) program is seeking volunteers to assist with various activities throughout the year.
The program works with students and/or families to eliminate the barriers related to school attendance and success. In order to maximize support and services to students, volunteers are needed at HELP centers located in all areas of
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Logsden Community Club plans Harvest Auction

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The annual Logsden Community Club Harvest Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The largest fundraiser of the year for the Logsden Community Club, this event will feature an abundance of garden fresh vegetables and fruit, plants, fresh baked culinary delights, home canning, unique and one of a kind items, gift
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AARP offers driving classes

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in Newport on Oct. 6-7 (Monday and Tuesday), from 9 a.m. to noon both days, at Oregon Coast Community College on SE College Way in South Beach.
The class will also be held in Waldport on Oct. 13, (Monday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Our
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Yachats talk focuses on seabirds

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
The Seabird Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, led by Dr. Rob Suryan, is involved in research focusing on seabird ecology, oceanography and integrated ecosystem studies while providing research and educational opportunities for students.
Suryan will be giving a presentation for the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the
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Enjoy the fall apple harvest

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Crisp, juicy apples are a fall tradition as well as a high-nutrient treat. Take advantage of the bountiful selection of apples available this time of year. There are hundreds of varieties to sample. They range from red to yellow to green, crunchy to tender, sweet to tart and simple to complex.
Apples contain a wide variety of phytochemicals, many of
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Following your own advice

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Taking one's own advice is a pain in the butt, especially when you're dumb enough to put it in the newspaper.
Last week I wrote about the importance of being honest. I know this because I actually re-read my column in the paper. Honestly, that's something I never do.
I write the things, I send them to my editor, he
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What constitutes a majority

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
Chapter 45 of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) covers the subject of voting procedure. The rights of voting membership is a time-honored practice in this country. It is a fundamental principle of parliamentary law that each person who is a member of a deliberative assembly (regardless of its size) is entitled to one, and only one,
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Toothless tabby missing in Bayfront

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Bayfront Betty, a 9-year-old tabby cat who has lived for more than five years at Latta's Fused Glass Factory at 669 Bay Boulevard, has gone missing.
The cat, which serves as the unofficial "mascot" for the Newport nonprofit "For the Love of a Cat," was last seen Saturday afternoon at the store. The private rescue shelter helps
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Dogs enjoy peanut butter licking competition

Modified: Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Luke, a German shorthaired pointer, does his best to lick peanut butter off the end of a spoon. The other end of the spoon was held in his owner's mouth.
The peanut butter licking competition was the most popular contest during the doggy contests at Saturday's Boomer Bash Dash.
The Boomer Dash, which benefits the Lincoln
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Children’s Advocacy Center hosts fundraiser -- Native American performers share in diversity celebration

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- Sure, the weather includes more rain in the forecast and the temperature drops a few degrees, but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the arrival of fall on the central Oregon coast.
The public is invited to welcome the new season with the Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County at "Rustling Leaves, Hollow Reeds, A Universal
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Local Ocean hosts ‘Dine Out for Samaritan House’

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
Local Ocean will host the next "Dine Out for Samaritan House" on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The popular Bayfront eatery will donate 10 percent of the day's profits to help support Samaritan House, a shelter for homeless families with children.
Local Ocean Seafoods, located at 213 SE Bay Blvd in Newport, has become a destination for fresh, local seafood on
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Live-in foster parents needed -- Community home has been established

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
Of the 130 children who are placed in foster care annually in Lincoln County, 32 are not likely to be reunited with their families. The lives of these young people are often in chaos, and their futures depend on entering a foster home with foster parents who can provide security, teach life skills and restore hope. Often what they get
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Aquarium seeking volunteers

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for volunteer interpreters, and the next training course begins soon.
Volunteers must complete a six-weekend course prior to working at the aquarium. The courses are offered twice a year and enrich volunteers' knowledge of marine life and ecosystems off the Oregon coast.
The aquarium's volunteer program requires no specific education or background, just
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Beachwatchers and birders wanted

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver a free training session at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. COASST volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected helps address important
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Items being gathered for the homeless

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The Warm Fuzzies Project is collecting new socks, gloves, scarves and hats for all ages during October to distribute to those in need in the Lincoln City area.
Project coordinator Rosie Sufficool said, "The Warm Fuzzies Project has collected and distributed thousands of items to people in Lincoln City during the last four years. This year, in addition to
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Catching up

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
This is an attempt to catch up with some of the responses from readers who follow this column.  
First of all, my gopher problem. There were two messages left on my answering machine, both from guys, neither of whom left his name.  One man insisted I put mothballs down the gopher holes, and the other guy advised me to
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‘Poetry in the Park’ -- New Toledo event to continue through the fall

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
TOLEDO -- The end of summer was originally going to mark the end of "Poetry in the Park!" at the Toledo Public Library. But with requests from the public, the library is keeping it going through the fall.
Many sat on blankets, in lawn chairs or at picnic tables at the amphitheater behind the library Friday evening as they listened
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Banned Books Week at Newport Library

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
The Newport Public Library is joining libraries, schools, and bookstores across the United States in celebrating Banned Books Week this week.  This annual event reminds people of the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone's freedom to read any book they choose.
"I've been creating displays for Banned Books Week every year since I came to the library in 1998,"
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Beach and riverside cleanup is Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
On Saturday, Oregonians will come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of SOLVE's Beach and Riverside Cleanup. Thousands of volunteers will mobilize all over the state to scour beaches, rivers and parks before the fall rains wash debris into storm drains and out to sea.
Sage DeLuna, beach and roadside cleanup coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation, is the Newport
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Celebration is Saturday at Yaquina Head

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday. Entrance fees will be waived that day, and special events are planned.
Why did 19th century Willamette Valley farmers need coastal lighthouses?  What marine mammals and birds visit or make Oregon's rocky shores their home?  Solve these mysteries and more
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Coastal Gems plan events

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
The Yachats Coastal Gems invite people to join them for two end-of-September walks.
On Saturday, they will be doing an event at Alsea Falls Recreation Site. Start times will be from 8 a.m. until noon. Walkers need to be off the course by 3 p.m. A 5K option is rated 1B for fairly level natural
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Drum circle celebrates ‘wellbriety’

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
The Newport Community Drum Circle will be on hand Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Seashore Family Literacy Center in Waldport to provide music and an open participatory drum circle as part of the sixth annual Lincoln County Recovery/Wellbriety Month Recovery Celebration and Barbeque.
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Potluck dinners to benefit homeless

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Family Promise of Lincoln County is inviting churches and community groups to join in a community fundraiser by hosting potlucks to benefit homeless families and children.
Each group will hold their potluck on Sunday, Sept. 28, and will invite congregation members, neighbors, friends and family to join them. The idea is to spend time together and help homeless
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The salad is the main dish

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
For years, I have advised my patients and readers to make salad the main dish, and here's why.
Eating large salads is an effective weight loss strategy. Raw leafy greens contain less than 100 calories per pound, so you can eat huge quantities of these healthful foods with almost no caloric impact. Leafy greens and other raw vegetables are bulky
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Honesty is the best policy

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
I am a big believer in honesty. I think life goes a whole lot better when people simply speak the truth and try not to spend a lot of time pretending things are otherwise.
For instance, last week one of my enthusiastic, naturally caffeinated peers asked, "Does it get any better than this?" at 8:12 a.m. on a Monday morning.
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Operation Otter Awareness

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Aquarium's resident sea otters, Judge, 14, Schuster, 3, Nuka, 1 and Oswald, 10 months, will co-host more than a dozen educational activities on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the aquarium celebrates Sea Otter Awareness Week.
Aquarium officials hope the effort will help "stamp sea otters place at the forefront of Oregonians' hearts and minds." These marine members of
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Newport and the central Oregon coast at war – 1941-1945

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
This story is part two of a six-part section of the upcoming book, "Oregon At War: the WWII Story"
It is estimated that nearly 20,000 Oregonians of all ages and both genders took turns at plane-spotting duty. That effort was just one of the multitude of ways civilians would contribute to the war effort. It was feared
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Food Share drive is Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
September is National Hunger Action Month. Previously called Hunger Awareness Month, the name of the campaign was changed to encourage people to take action to help end hunger in America.
Food Share of Lincoln County will be holding a bread drive in support of this campaign on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to collect donations from the
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This is a real education

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
If you are young and hip, this might be interesting, and we older people need to learn something new every day just to keep the gray matter tuned up.  The following arrived in my email (author unknown), and I found it utterly fascinating, so maybe you will, too.
Here are some facts about the 1500s.  Most people got married in
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Learn all about cheese at OCLI

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Cheese is the topic Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the 1 p.m. program of Oregon Coast Learning Institute (OCLI) at Salishan in Gleneden Beach. Retired Lincoln County Extension Agent Evelyn Brookhyser will be presenting the history and diversity of cheeses worldwide in her program entitled, "The Cheese Stands Alone."
Brookhyser says cheese is "milk's leap toward immortality"
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Pet blessing is Sept. 27

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Unity by the Sea, located at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will hold a blessing of the pets at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, on the lawn behind the center, located at 540 NW Highway 101.
Owners of all types of pets are invited to take part, and there will be treats and fresh water available for the animals.
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