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Tail-wagging fun

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Dogs of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes gathered with their handlers at Newport Intermediate School last weekend for a tail-wagging good time.
Willamette Agility Group (WAG) hosted their annual North American Dog Agility Council Dog Agility Trial, where dogs and handlers completed as many as 500 runs on various agility courses each day during the weekend.
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Summer Festival opens this weekend

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
TOLEDO -- It's almost time for the Toledo Summer Festival, and Parade Grand Marshal Jon Howry said it has come a long way since it first began.
This year's big events include the Famous in Toledo karaoke contest, the logging competition, "that's how it really started and it grew from there," Howry said, and one of the biggest fireworks displays
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Siletz Woman to be featured

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Betty Dobbs Ballhorn, of Siletz, has been selected as featured quilter for the 2014 quilt show sponsored by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) next week at the Newport Recreation Center, located at 225 Avery St.
Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.
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Senior center offers program

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Beginning Thursday, July 24, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a free, eight-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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Peace Village registration continues

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Full and partial scholarships are available for the Aug. 4-8 session of Peace Village Newport, a summer day camp for students entering grades 1-8. The peace curriculum offers students practical skills of conflict resolution, media literacy, and ecology, as well as music, art, and craft activities. A total of 45 students will be accepted for the week's
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Astrology workshop series planned

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a series of free astrology workshops beginning today (Wednesday).
The workshops, led by Robert McBride, will be held as follows:
• Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
• Wednesday, July 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
• Saturday, Aug. 9, 1 p.m.
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Kids tour Newport airport

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Les LaCasse stands near the wing of his 1963 Cessna 310 airplane with kids from the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department Trekking Camp. The day camp participants toured the Newport Municipal Airport last Friday, July 18. --

Kids from the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department Trekking Camp explore the inside of a 1963 Cessna 310 airplane.
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Tuna Fisheries Day splashes into aquarium with activities

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The word tuna conjures images of a canned pantry staple, delicate sashimi over rice, or locally, fish and chips. Tuna is an important part of many peoples' diets, but few consider the fish behind the food. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will help visitors take a bite into the story behind this keystone creature during Tuna Fisheries Day today (Wednesday).
The
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Historic cemetery and marker repair workshop planned in Toledo

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will offer a historic cemetery and marker repair workshop July 26 in Toledo. All of the events are free and open to the public.
The workshop will be at the Toledo Cemetery near the intersection of Skyline Drive and Arcadia Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will address marker assessment,
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Women: keep your hearts healthy

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
In recent years, the impact of heart disease on women has gained increasing attention. Though it is often thought to affect men disproportionately, heart disease kills more women than men. Heart disease is responsible for one in three deaths of American women each year, killing more women than all cancers combined.
The standard American diet, full of white flour,
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Living life via GPS

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Like many Americans, I have a GPS in my car, my phone, and likely my pants. (This is where I keep my phone. Stop being a pervert.) A wonderful tool, when it works right, it enables the user to completely stop remembering where anything is, like local restaurants, stoplights and grandma's house.
GPS, in case you've ever wondered, stands for
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Buckets of blueberries

Modified: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
People ventured out to Gibson Farms in Siletz to pick buckets full of blueberries Saturday. U-pick season is in full swing. Gibson Farms will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for people who missed a chance at picking this weekend. They're located just north of Siletz on Highway 229.
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A community place -- Work continues on Newport Church of the Nazarene building

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
The idea to create a place that could serve the whole community started in 2002. Today, the Newport Church of the Nazarene continues working toward the goal of finishing their youth and community center building project.
Major progress has been made toward completing the building situated along NW Grove Street. The cost of the project, when everything is all said
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New jackets aid learn-to-swim program at community center

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
The Lincoln City Community Center is the recipient of 50 new life jackets thanks to the Association of Aquatic Professionals' Life jacket and Swim Lesson Grant.
The bright orange life jackets arrived just in time for summer swim lessons, and they will be used at all levels in the community center's popular learn-to-swim program.
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Devils Lake Revival is Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? Then head to the beach at Devils Lake's Regatta Park on Saturday for the fourth annual Devils Lake Revival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy the cool water while paddling or swimming, or hop on pontoon boat for a free tour of the lake.
This year's revival
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Event focuses on low-vision devices

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
People in the Newport area who are losing vision from macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other degenerative eye conditions are invited, with their families, to attend a hands-on presentation on low-vision tools and devices.
The event will take place on Tuesday, July 22, in the Newport Senior Activity Center's Education Room at 20 SE 2nd Street. The presentation runs from 10:30
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Reflections of a painful year

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
"Everyone can master a grief but he who has it."
-- William Shakespeare
One year ago today, a light went out in my world, and possibly yours, too. By the grace of God, I was at the Embarcadero last July 18 as my husband, Burt, walked out of his Rotary meeting and was struck down by cardiac arrest.
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Cascade Head Scenic Research Act turns 40

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Forty years ago, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Act was passed by Congress. This special designation set aside a 9,670-acre area along the Salmon River near Lincoln City for scientific long-term study, experimentation and ecosystem research. The designation helped create a unique landscape, which halted further housing development resulting in the preservation of sweeping grasslands, forests and a restored river
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Science Night is July 24 in Toledo

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
"The Exotic Life of Fish" will be hosted on Science Night at the Toledo Public Library on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan of OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center will speak about and show slides of his work. Miller-Morgan cares for the center's large collection of live fish and invertebrates. He also serves as
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A day at the fair

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Sarah Clark guides Ryker Wiltshire, 4, on a pony ride Saturday.
With just his hands on the handlebars, Oregon's own Beau Bamburg, an X Game competitor, flips upside down while performing a trick with Livfast FMX at the Lincoln County Fair.
A father and son duo stop for snow cones at the Lincoln County Fair Saturday.
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Newport’s Amazing Race is Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals will hold their fourth annual Amazing Race on Saturday, July 19.
As in years past, challenges will be both mental and physical, with two-person teams racing through Newport to cross the finish line. Teams may consist of two men, two women, or co-ed, with participants being 15 years of age or
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Places still available for workshop

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
The CoastWatch program is offering intensive, three-day shoreline science workshops this summer, open to anyone fascinated by coastal natural history. The next in the series is coming up in Yachats July 28-30.
Places are still available. To register online, go to http://tinyurl.com/orshoresworkshop. It is also possible to participate in just one or two days of the workshop. To reserve a
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Thoughts on digital channels

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Charter got another $7 a month from me so I can keep doing what I've already done.
If you are a Lincoln County customer, you may be paying this wonderful charge, too.
It all started when something told me I was going to lose my TV signal unless I paid another $7 a month so I could have all digital
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Vitamin D during pregnancy affects mother and child

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
In recent years, we have learned that sufficient blood levels of vitamin D are crucial to our health, and also that a significant proportion of the population, including pregnant women, is deficient. Vitamin D is an immune-supporting nutrient and during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, it is a key factor in growth of the baby's skeleton. It
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NHS graduates earn prestigious International Baccalaureate diplomas

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
On July 5, three recent Newport High School graduates, Rachel Johnson, Sophia Solano and Jacob Hanna, were awarded the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
To earn the IB diploma, these three students during their junior and senior year had to take exams in six IB courses, complete a 4,000-word essay based on an independent research project, and document and
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Georgia-Pacific Containerboard Boat Contest set Aug. 16-17

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Georgia-Pacific Toledo would like to invite all interested parties to participate in the fourth annual Containerboard Boat Contest during this year's Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show on Aug. 16 and 17.
Each participant will receive a containerboard boat starter kit. The kit comes with building materials, registration and waiver sheet, and a complete set of rules and regulations.
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Cetacean society, Surfriders plan beach cleanup Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is holding its annual beach cleanup in partnership with Surfrider Foundation on Saturday, July 19.
The event is free and open to the public. Surfrider will give a short presentation on marine debris, then supply gloves, bags and water for the beach cleanup. There will be prizes for
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Homebrewing is topic at library

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Interested in making your own brew but don't know where to start? Need some tips on creating a signature flavor?
At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, the Newport Public Library will feature Randy Reid, head of The Good Heathens brew club. He will talk about the necessary equipment, ingredients, and the basic steps of the brewing process, as well
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Church plans barbecue fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lincoln City is holding a barbecued pork fundraiser dinner on Saturday, July 26, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The dinner includes a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, peach cobbler and a beverage. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, call
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Wedding

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Bob and Sharon Suhr were married May 17, 2014 at the Eddyville Community Church. 
Bob is retired, and Sharon is manager of Eureka Cemetery Association in Newport.  The couple resides in Seal Rock.
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Birth

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Sadie Jean Foley was born at 6:09 a.m. on July 2, 2014 at Sacred Heart at Riverbend in Springfield, Ore. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Bobbie and Spencer Foley or Toledo, Ore. She joins brother Kaden, 4. Grandparents are Robert and Carol Houck of Toledo, and Kelly
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