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The Nye Neighborhood Association (NNA) will elect its first board of directors during a Zoom meeting at 5:30 p.m. on June 30.

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The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs has released the President’s List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester ho…

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In celebration of summer, Lincoln City invites guests to participate in the fun on Oregon’s central coast with a series of outdoor, socially distanced events, including the reintroduction of its celebrated Finders Keepers program, Fireworks Extravaganzas, Saturday Drive-in Movies presented b…

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Taft High School is one of 13 high schools and four middle schools in the state receiving recognition as a high achieving leadership program with a Gold Council Award. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC) sets high standards for student councils and leade…

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March and April of 2021 were among the driest spring months since the 1890s. Many streams are already at 25 percent of the flow that is typical for this time of year, with flows usually seen in early summer observed in April on some southern Oregon streams.

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If you can easily see to read this, count your blessings. I am legally blind now and struggling with a computer program that helps handicapped writers. Whenever I am about to cry with frustration, I think of a blind woman I met in Newport. She ran the coffee shop at the county courthouse wit…

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NEWPORT — Though the overall victor had youth on his side, athletes from a myriad of age groups took home individual titles on Sunday, June 13, from the Coast Hills Classic mountain bike races.

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Now that the coronavirus vaccine is available to youths ages 12 and over, many people are wondering about vaccination. Parents and young people with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine can join a free webinar hosted by Samaritan Health Services on Friday, June 18, at 12:30 p.m.

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He felt strongly about his family. He worked hard to make it safe and comfortable. He believed in duty to his country to protect his family. He had started that family in the waning years of the Great Depression and then in the early ’40s, with a wife and two small children, going to war at …

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Story Time at the Museum returns at 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 19, at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, located at 4907 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. This event will feature Doug Force (pictured during a previous Story Time) and will be held outdoors near the entrance of the muse…

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the reopening of all razor clam harvesting on the central Oregon coast.

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The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will hold its monthly speaker series meeting on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom and is free to the public. 

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Local students were among the undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas from George Fox University in the spring of 2021. 



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Life under COVID has been challenging, but during these difficult times, two local women found a way to stay connected. Since March 2020, Mary McAllister, of Lincoln City, and Sue Zemliak, of Otter Rock, have had 24 COVID car visits. And they say they never ran out of things to talk about. T…

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A Siletz mother who is also an independent book consultant asked the community to support her fundraiser to provide books to newborns at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. The result of this successful drive was a donation of 174 books to the hospital’s birthing center, to be given to n…

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The Lincoln County School District has announced a partnership opportunity for violin instructors to connect with young musicians. In an effort to build a youth orchestra in Lincoln County, the school district will be developing a youth strings program in the fall of 2021. 

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The Newport/Oregon Coast Community Drum Circle will return to its usual summer program of free live community performance events and free and family friendly all-ages open community drum circles beginning this weekend.

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Samaritan Foundations and SamFit are partnering once again to present the second annual Samaritan Walk Run Roll, a virtual 5K, 10K and half marathon that participants will complete at their own pace anytime from Sept. 10 to 20.

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Today’s subject may be a tough one for you. You will either stop reading, or maybe you’ll gain some food for thought. My daughter Rocki was here recently for a few precious days. We had not seen one another personally for over three years, and we spent most of the time sharing some deep thou…

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The Cascade Head Trails Coordination Team invites public input on draft recommendations for managing trails within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area (CHSRA), Lincoln City open space and Cascade Head Biosphere to improve public access while reducing conflicts with adjacent private landown…

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As of June 1, retention of copper, quillback, and China rockfish when fishing from a boat is prohibited during the recreational sport bottomfishing season. This temporary restriction is needed to remain under Oregon’s recreational harvest quota for nearshore rockfish.

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The Seal Rock Garden Club’s annual plant sale will take place this Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the group’s clubhouse, located at 10377 NW Rand St. in Seal Rock. There will be a wide variety of coast-friendly plants, as well as garden art. The sale will be walk…

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The Waldport Public Library has announced the winners of this year’s Young Writers’ Competition: “Reading Colors Your World — How the Events of 2020-21 Have Changed and Inspired My Life.”

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline, opens to the public on Friday, June 11.

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Oregon Coast Community College knows its graduates will make a difference in their communities after they graduate. Before they make that difference, though, they’ll make some noise. College-branded cowbells, gifted to each carload of visitors throughout the event, will help family and frien…

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Cheers erupted during a recent vaccination clinic hosted by Olalla Center and Lincoln County Public Health. One by one the employees of Newport Super Oscars trickled in to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Co-owners Yuliana Tafoya and Servando Rivas (daughter and father) knew this act cou…

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A Parkinson’s disease support group will meet in Newport on Tuesday, June 8. The meeting is open to anyone who has Parkinson’s or who has a loved one with Parkinson’s.

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Whenever I receive something that makes me think or laugh, it eventually gets shared with you. The following day brightener really touched me. I wish someone had sent it to me back when I was in the stressful business world. Here it is:

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently launched the Oregon Wildlife Conservation project on the app iNaturalist to request the public’s help in documenting the presence and distribution of wildlife species throughout the state.

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The Seal Rock Garden Club is happy to announce the return of its annual plant sale on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held at 10377 NW Rand St., Seal Rock.

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The ink was not even dry on my last column, “The truth in horse racing”, when the New York Racing Association (NYRA) decided to ban Bob Baffert from competing at any of the major state tracks.

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From May 29 to 31, Lincoln City Archery will host a book-signing event by author Drue M. Scott, whose new release is the third in the “Mortal Choice” series set in the fictional town of Blackwood Forest, Ore. Lincoln City Archery is located in suite 410 at the Lincoln City Outlets, 1500 SE E…

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The incoming mail is still incoming. My outdated spices featured in last week’s column rang a big bell with female readers, leaving me to believe that guys who cook and barbeque simply reach for seasonings assuming their women keep such things fresh.

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Summer is nearly here, and preparations for this year’s Lincoln County Fair are well underway. Being held July 2-4, this celebration of Lincoln County offers everyone a chance to enjoy the riches this area has to offer, and admission is still free.

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On March 12, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized state Women, Infants & Children (WIC) agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months. Vegetable and fruit benefits will increase to $35 per qualifying participant, up from $9/month for children and $11/month for women.

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When the Oregon Legislature passed a law in June 2019 mandating the launch of a statewide home visiting program for families with infants, Shelley Paeth got excited. As program manager of Lincoln County’s Maternal Child Health program, Paeth had brought Family Connects, the program that insp…