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8,000-plus pounds of food contributed at annual ‘pounding’

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Mon Ami's 14th annual pounding to benefit Food Share, held Saturday at Florence Grocery Outlet, hit a new record by collecting 8,180 pounds of food donated by the community, just in time to fill the shelves at Food Share for the holidays. During the four-hour food drive, volunteers were kept busy boxing more than 1,000 cans of tuna, 1,000 boxes
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Write-in votes nearly finalized

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Lane County Elections office announced Monday the final counts in November's write-in votes.
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Public art, finances dredging dominate port discussions

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Three topics dominated the Nov. 19 regularly scheduled Port of Siuslaw board meeting; a presentation on public art by Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) President Harlen Springer; disagreement over the financial state of the port; and approval of the port moorage area dredging permit process.
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Deadlines advance for Thanksgiving week

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014

The Siuslaw News is joining other area businesses by being closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27.
The deadline for line classifieds and public and legal notices for Saturday, Nov. 29, is 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28. Deadlines for placement of other news items and advertisements are noon today.
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Santa rolls into Old Town Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus arrived in town Saturday evening, Nov. 22, and served as master and mistress of ceremonies for the annual tree-lighting, caroling and visits with people young and old. More photos are on page 8A.
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Three-year improvement project planned for Siuslaw bridge

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Representatives of the Oregon Department of Transportation held an open house last week at Florence City Hall to discuss plans for a Siuslaw River Bridge improvement project that is slated to begin next year.
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District to take on in-house food service

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Nearly 50 people attended the regularly scheduled Nov. 19 Siuslaw School Board meeting held in the elementary school library. Most of the parents, teachers and students were there to support a district proposal to not renew the five-year contract with Chartwells, a food service management company, and instead launch the district's own self-operated food service.
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Scientists make progress in search for cause of sea star disease

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
According to a study published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a virus of the densovirus family is most likely the cause of sea star wasting disease.
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Deadlines advance Thanksgiving week

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014

The Siuslaw News is joining other area businesses by being closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27.
Advertisements and news items should be submitted as soon as possible next week to accommodate early deadlines and a shorter work week.
News items must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 24, at noon, for both the Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 29,
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Dr. Holmes goes to Ecuador

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
It was a tiny ad in the back of a dental journal that caught Dr. Brian Holmes attention in 2011. He still has the ad. It was by an obscure non-profit organization called the Tandana Foundation, located in Ohio. It was seeking volunteer dentists to launch a dental program in Ecuador while on a "health care vacation."
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Holiday events light up Old Town this weekend

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Three fun events are scheduled in Historic Old Town and the Antiques District this weekend, beginning with champagne and shopping on Friday and the tree lighting and the wreath auction on Saturday. All are sponsored by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Mon Ami hosts 14th annual pounding for Food Share

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
Mon Ami Gourmet Deli and Antiques will host its annual old-fashioned Pounding to benefit Florence Food Share on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grocery Outlet in Florence.
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Dunes City council ponders new countywide tax proposal

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
DUNES CITY -- During its regularly scheduled Nov. 13 meeting, the Dunes City Council heard Western Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich and two Lane County administrators pitch a county proposal to implement an annual $35 vehicle registration fee to cover a projected $9 million road maintenance shortfall.
Lane County representatives plan to make the same presentation to every city in
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Hanging on, letting go

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
A week to the day after the tragic auto accident that injured three Mapleton students and claimed the lives of MHS freshman Weston Bowman and senior Abby Boydston, friends and family gathered to remember and celebrate their lives by writing messages on balloons and then letting them go.
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Sheriff, OSP increase patrols on Highway 126

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
The Lane County Sheriff's Office is coordinating with Oregon State Police to decrease motor vehicle accidents on Highway 126 between Eugene and the coast.
Additional patrols will be out on Highway 126 reminding motorists to slow down and drive safely. The sheriff's office is funding additional patrols with a grant administered by the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association.
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Free Lunch Program in jeopardy of closing

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
The Community Free Lunch Program is in jeopardy of closing due to a lack of volunteers to help prepare and serve the hot soup lunches.
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