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3 projects earn city approval

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Florence Planning Commission met this week to pass a request for annexation to Florence City Council, approve designs for improvements to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center's Emergency Department and approve a conditional use permit for Siuslaw School District's new modular kindergarten building.
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DRESSED for SUCCESS

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
The theme for the 2015 Florence Rotary auction, "A roaring good night for giving," more than lived up to its name when Rotarians and local residents packed the Florence Events Center (FEC) Saturday, March 14, and netted an astounding $94,135.
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Artists sought to complete exhibits at military museum

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Oregon Coast Military Museum is scheduled to open on July 4, but before then, volunteers are needed to help complete displays.
"I call on all the artists and craftsmen in town, from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Backstreet Gallery and the art students at Siuslaw High School, to volunteer time to make the opening successful," volunteer Win Jolley said.
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Lilí Toad wrestlers hop to mats next week

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Beginning next week, Siuslaw Middle Schoolers interested in getting hands-on with wrestling will have the chance to get insight and inspiration from long-time Siuslaw High School coach Neil Wartnik and his staff.
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POW WOW

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Siuslaw Middle School was the site of the largest Pow Wow on the Oregon coast March 21 with more than 350 federally recognized Indian nations represented and about 200 dancers performing traditional native dances. According to event coordinator Lynn Anderson, this was the largest Pow Wow in the event's 22-year history.
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Fleenor resigns from port

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Port of Siuslaw Commissioner Bill Fleenor submitted a letter of resignation, effective Friday, March 27, to Port Manager Bob Forsythe this week to avoid possible conflict of interest with his telecommunications company.
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Schools face cuts to state funding

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Siuslaw School District Superin-tendent Ethel Angal voiced her concern over the Oregon State Legislature's proposed new budget for the 2015-2017 biennium.
"Every school district in Lane County stands to lose money based on the Average Daily Membership/ weighted (ADMw). Our best calculation is that Siuslaw School District will lose approximately $100 per student," Angal said.
The ADMw is the
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Election race is on

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
The deadline to file as a candidate in the May 19 special election passed last week. Now, with less than two months until the election, candidates vie for positions in Mapleton and Florence.
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B&G Club keeps after-school programs

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County will continue to offer after-school programs Monday through Friday at the Siuslaw Ele-mentary School.
The club, which for several years had been working with the Siuslaw School District to offer after-school activities in conjunction with the district's Twilight program, will continue its after-school enrichment programs, even though the club and Twilight
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last resort players revive classic play this weekend

Modified: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Last Resort Players raises the curtain on "Our Town" this weekend at the Florence Events Center, but for this production, it will be an imaginary curtain.

When Thornton Wilder wrote "Our Town" in the late 1930s, American audiences expected to see a theater production behind a proscenium arch and through what is called the "fourth wall." Wilder used
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Port rate increases encounter pushback

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
One item on the Port of Siuslaw's commission agenda for the March 18 meeting was a resolution to revise rates and fees. The proposed increases caused concern among the port's December Members.
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Group forms to address herbicide use near Florence aquifer

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Members of the Protect Florence Aquifer citizens group spoke about the impact of herbicides on aquifers during Florence City Council's March 16 meeting.
Shauna Boyd, who has lived in the Florence area since 2001, led the presentation during the public comment period.
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Spring Cleaning

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with Oregon Pacific Bank (OPB) for a consolidation loan to help the club stabilize its financial situation.
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Election deadline tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Candidates who wish to be considered for board and commission positions for the Lane County May 19 Special Election must file before the 5 p.m. deadline on March 19.
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Planning commission returns to 7

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
The Florence Planning Commission will return to seven members now that the city council has adopted Ordinance No. 5, Series 2015.
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City settles lawsuit, buys property

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
The City of Florence is now the owner of a property north of town after buying two lots at 5150 Highway 101 to settle a pending litigation and avoid going into a lengthy jury trial.
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