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Peaceful beach ride

Modified: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Waves roll in behind Linda Hannah, of Toledo, as she leisurely rides her horse, Jazz, next to the South Beach State Park surf amid the Wednesday morning fog. "Just us and the surfers," remarked Hannah, who was accompanied by Loretta Smith, of Newport.
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Dandy Dungeness

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
A Dungeness crab in each hand, McKenzie Bridge resident John Moreau smiles for a photo Wednesday morning underneath Yaquina Bay Bridge. Moreau was crabbing with buddy Fred Rorie, of Toledo, in Yaquina Bay, where the duo limited out on Dungeness crab.
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Proud proprietor

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Joshua Angelo, 9, proudly stands behind his product, "Two Brothers Trail Mix," offering samples to passersby during the Wednesday Market in Waldport. A fruit, chocolate, and nut-based blend are mixed by Joshua and his older brother, Caleb, for a business they began about two months ago.
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BOBBIE'S BEAT: Meet Waldo

Modified: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
True confession time. Two weeks ago, I decided a little extra help was needed around here, and I hesitantly agreed to allow Waldo to move in with me. He is still on probation, but I'm leaning toward letting him stay. After all, he does make me laugh, but he also has some strange quirks, although don't we all?
For instance,
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Sir Francis Drake returns to run marathon

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
A 49-year-old man is travelling from London, England, to Oregon to compete in the Newport Marathon on Saturday, dressed as Sir Francis Drake.
Bob Ward Jr. will be running in the costume of the 16th century explorer to raise support for his father's charity, the Drake in Oregon Society.
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Waldport girl sings national anthem at state track meet

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Catarina Adamson, a freshman at Waldport High School, was selected by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) to sing the national anthem at the state track meet held Thursday, May 21, in Eugene.
Adamson was one of only three students statewide who were given the opportunity to perform at the University of Oregon, Hayward Field.
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Camp free on Oregon State Parks Day

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.
Camping is free the night of June 6 in traditional sites -- full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites.
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It's summer reading time

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Summer in Newport means foggy sunshine, outdoor activities, and time for reading. The Newport Public Library offers summer reading programs for all ages, so everyone can get involved, from babies, to kids and teens, to adults.
Summer reading signups begin June 1. Programs begin the week of June 15 and are designed to encourage children and teens to make
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Aquarium welcomes hospitality workers

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
The Oregon Coast Aquarium will thank Lincoln County restaurant, lodging and gas station employees with free admission from this Saturday through Friday, June 5.
Hospitality employees who wish to take advantage of the offer will be asked to provide proof of employment with a recent pay stub.
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Boat Oregon class to be offered June 13

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Flotilla 54 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a Boat Oregon class on Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Port of Newport Marina & RV Park building in South Beach. The cost of the class is $15 per person, which includes lunch and all materials.
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AARP offers driver classes

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
The AARP refresher class for all licensed Oregon drivers will be held in the Newport area at Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, South Beach, on June 9. This is a one-day class, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will also be a class in Lincoln City on June 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
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National Trails Day hike targets invasive plant

Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Help eradicate tansy ragwort one step at a time. The Siuslaw National Forest and city of Yachats are organizing a weed-pulling expedition of the invasive plant Saturday, June 6, as part of National Trails Day.
Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 S Highway 101, where they will then car pool or be shuttled
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‘The Lemonade Project’ serves local families, farmers

Modified: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
NEWPORT -- A fresh lemon is pressed into each glass, the beginning of a socioeconomic chain reaction that directly impacts the lives of farmers and families across Lincoln County.
A dollar at a time, The Lemonade Project has been a refreshing addition to the Newport Farmers Market since it first began five years ago.
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English Ivy: the kudzu of the Pacific Northwest

Modified: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
QUESTION: A neighbor tells me that the lovely English ivy covering my front yard is invasive. Is this true and what should I do about it?
ANSWER: Unfortunately, your neighbor is right. English ivy, which was prized as a nearly perfect groundcover for decades, is now considered a major invasive villain, particularly here on the coast where it
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Saving lives

Modified: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Dotson congratulates Sgt. Brian Cameron at a Lincoln County board of commissioners meeting May 13. Cameron received a Life Saving Award for his part in helping an adult male from jumping off Yaquina Bay Bridge Dec. 26, 2014.
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BEACH SLAPPED: Interviewing his daughter

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Pretty much since my daughter was born I've been putting words in her mouth. As I have the writer's gift of always knowing what my daughter is thinking, or should be, many of you have discovered she's a very funny person. (Takes after her father.)
It has occurred to me from time to time, however, that there would come a
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NUTRITIONAL WISDOM: Diet soda linked to increased diabetes risk

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
It is widely known that sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain and type 2 diabetes.
However, artificially sweetened beverages are regarded by many as safe alternatives that will satisfy sweet cravings while preventing the dangerous surge in blood glucose from their sugar-sweetened counterparts, thereby circumventing the weight gain and associated increase in diabetes risk.
Are people who drink diet soda
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Bovett honored at law enforcement banquet

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Rob Bovett won the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Community for 2015, being inducted into the Lincoln County Enforcement Hall of Honor.
He, and several other law enforcement personnel, were recognized at the 19 th Annual Lincoln County Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet May 15. The annual event pays tribute to local law
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Students awarded scholarships from Plum Creek

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Six students from Newport High School have been awarded scholarships from Plum Creek
The Plum Creek Scholarship recipients are:
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Head Start marks 50th

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
A student from the Newport Head Start Center hands a handmade paper rose to Lincoln County Commissioner Terry Thompson as others follow during a gathering Tuesday afternoon honoring the 50th anniversary of Project Head Start. The flowers are symbolic of the organization's roots when, on May 18, 1965, standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Lyndon Johnson announced the
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Vietnam veteran’s remains will finally rest in Waldport

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
WALDPORT -- More than four decades have passed and emotions are still close to the surface.
"He was my favorite uncle," said Deanna Gray.
She's speaking about her uncle, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Hugh "Buzz" Leslie Sherburn.
Gray was middle
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1941: Oregon and Lincoln County prepare for war

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Preface: In order to tell the Oregon World War II story, it was necessary to enlist the help of the News-Times and their copies of the original issues of the Lincoln County Leader, the forerunner of the News-Times. That information became the basis of these next episodes, which tell the story of Lincoln County and Oregon as World War II
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BOBBIE'S BEAT: World's funniest airline

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
There really is an airline known for its sense of humor and I wrote about Kulula Airlines a couple of years ago. It is based in South Africa and most of us will probably never use it, but with so much negative news about various airlines, this one is downright refreshing. If you missed that column, here is a
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Pathfinders earn second place at national Bible quiz

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Lincoln City Adventist Pathfinder Club earned second place at a national Bible quiz held in Keene, Texas in April.
The "Bible Experience" events began at a district level in January and progressed to include top clubs from across the nation, Canada and even Great Britain.
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Sunday breakfast open to the public

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Newport American Legion Post No. 116 is hosting breakfast, open to the public, featuring bacon or sausage, eggs and style, hash browned potatoes, toast, English muffins, apple or orange juice and coffee, and possibly a cook's special, for $8 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Legion.
A special invitation is extended to the U.S. Coast Guard, the
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Chamber events in Newport

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce highlights upcoming events:
• Chamber luncheon is noon today (Friday) at the Best Western. Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam will present the department's annual report.
• Eureka Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, with speakers, poetry, music and the Coast Guard will have a color guard presenting
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Speaker reflects on 3 decades of civil, human rights

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences will present local resident the Rev. Dr. Max Glenn at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Yachats Commons.
Glenn will share his reflections on three decades of civil and human rights struggles and personal experiences.
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Renaissance faire returns

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
TOLEDO -- For two days over the weekend, the Port of Toledo Waterfront was transformed to times past to the Glastonbury Renaissance Faire.
Set in 1585 England, the fifth annual event had knights battling over the honor of maidens, parades with pipers, jesters and jugglers complete with Queen Elizabeth I presiding over it all.
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BEACH SLAPPED: Daughter writes for dad

Modified: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Recently, I have decided to go on crying jags. A normally non-teary person when I'm not being a diva in absorbent underwear, I've made the decision to genuinely get upset about everything. The stuffed animal I can't find. The stuffed animal I can find, but Daddy won't let me take to the autoshop.
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Wide selection

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
A customer browses the isles of plants Saturday morning during the 15th annual Master Gardener Sale held at the National Guard Armory in Newport. The plant sale also offered soil testing and composting information with master gardeners on hand to answer questions.
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Crafts on the Coast fest is Saturday, Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The 18th annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast, featuring more than 70 exhibitors is at the Yachats Commons in Yachats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission to the family-friendly event is free. Parking is free.
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Plant and Attic Sale is May 23 in Waldport

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The annual Plant and Attic Sale at St. Luke By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Waldport takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23.
A variety of both indoor and outdoor plants will be offered for sale. Look for interesting plants and pots, plants for pets, plant starts, garden veggies and berries and flowering plants. This is
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More opportunities for fun in 4-H

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Learn how to twiddle and execute a chop block, "CQ" your way into a conversation with someone in another state, and make money while enjoying delicious vegetables all summer long.
The Lincoln County 4-H Program has exciting new opportunities for youth ages 9-18, including a Table Tennis Club, Ham Radio Club, and the Sustainable Living Project.
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'Drake in Oregon' talk by Bob Ward in Lincoln City

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
North Lincoln County Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit, "Drake in Oregon," by Bob Ward.
Ward will talk about Sir Francis Drake's voyage at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, and explain why after more than 400 years, questions still remain.
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'Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury'

Modified: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
TOLEDO -- Raks Sarif, tribal belly dancers from Salem and Silverton, perform Saturday afternoon during the 5th annual Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury Faire currently going on at the Port of Toledo Waterfront Park. The renaissance fair will continue until 5 p.m. Sunday.
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