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Central Lincoln upgrades continue

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Central Lincoln PUD crews have been hard at work modifying lines and adding power poles along Highway 101 in Florence this summer.
Chief Engineer Bruce Lovelin presented an update on the construction to the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce during its Aug. 20 Noon Forum.
"We're embarking on a really interesting project. For an engineer, a lot of this is
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When tragedy strikes, count on them

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center staged a mock mass-casualty drill Aug. 19 at Siuslaw High School as part of its requirement to provide one drill each year.
This year, the medical center chose a disaster drill that could include the whole community.
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Quakers alive and well in Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
The small gathering of Florence Quakers, also known as Friends, meet quietly in each other's homes and silently wait for spiritual guidance on Sundays. The group ranges from three to six members and is part of the unprogrammed branch of the Quaker faith.
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Coos History Museum

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
At a glance: The Coos History Museum and Maritime Collection is a beautiful new hub of activity for cultural events, an important education and research facility and a host location for community events.
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Bronco roundup

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Northwest Bronco Roundup gathers 172 Broncos,
donates 3,832 pounds of food for local charity

What happens when a group of people get together to celebrate a common interest? History. Now in its fifth year in Florence, the Northwest Bronco Roundup (NWBR) brings together connoisseurs of 1966 to 1977 Ford Broncos.

According to event organizer Tom Dummer, the
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Fire board elects new president

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
At its regular meeting Aug. 19, the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR) Board of Directors returned to business as usual after last month's dismissal and reinstatement of Fire Chief Jim Langborg. Part of that included solidifying leadership within the board.
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Mapleton gears up for school year

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Mapleton School District registration is Monday, Aug. 24, and Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Kindergarten students and new elementary students can register at the elementary school office during those hours.
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Dunes City ponders PERS requirements

Modified: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Concern was raised during the Aug. 13 Dunes City Council meeting regarding the state's requirement that all Dunes City full and part-time employees now must be paid Public Employee Retirement Services (PERS) benefits.
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Local Coast Guard crew reunites

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
During the weekend of Aug. 8 and 9, and just a few days after the U.S. Coast Guard's 225th birthday, the commissioning crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River came "on board" to spend time with the current crew.
The Station Siuslaw River crew listened to the hardships and challenges faced by the men and women who
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cub scout olympics

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
Miller Park hosted Florence Cub Scouts Pack 777's Olympic Games over the weekend, during which participants fielded an obstacle course, kicked
soccer balls through a goal and jousted with foam swords. More than 15 children participated, including 10 Cub Scouts, their families and prospective scouts. They finished the Aug. 15 games with an air-powered rocket launch.
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Church to open youth center

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
Cross Road Assembly of God Church recently announced plans to open an after-school teen program next month to help local youth with academic studies.
"Our heart is to create an atmosphere and a space to serve families," said Cross Road Student Pastor Jeff Gowing. "Specifically junior high and high school students of our community through a teen-center-type model."
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Oregon Dunes Overlook

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
At a glance: Just 10 miles south of Florence on Highway 101 near mile marker 201, the Oregon Dunes Day Use -- also known as the Oregon Dunes Overlook -- offers breath-taking views of the dunes and the ocean.
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an eye for creativity

Posted: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
Since J.M. Barrie wrote "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" in 1904, people have been captivated by the eternal youthfulness of Pan, the mischief of Tinker Bell, the antics of the Lost Boys and delight in the imaginative world of Neverland. For Matt and Kesha Hawk of the Second Star Festival, Neverland is a real place, or
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Explore new full-day kindergarten facility at open house

Posted: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
Siuslaw Elementary School will hold a kindergarten open house Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Thursday, Aug. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the new kindergarten building located next to the elementary school north parking lot on Oak Street.
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Police ‘pick up’ vehicles

Modified: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
Florence City Council approved the purchase of two new Florence Police Department (FPD) vehicles at its Aug. 3 meeting. During the same night, the council also authorized giving an out-of-use vehicle away.
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Watch out for scams

Posted: Friday, Aug 14th, 2015
Lane County Sheriff's Office and Oregon Pacific Bank are warning residents about two different scams hitting the area this week, including a money wiring scam that stole more than $10,000 from a Florence man.
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