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Elks serve holiday feast

Posted: Friday, Dec 26th, 2014
Florence Elks Lodge No. 1858 welcomed a full house Christmas Day, serving hundreds of people a complete holiday meal of turkey or ham with all the fixings, along with dessert pies. Dozens of volunteers worked for more than two days to decorate the lodge, cook the food and serve table after table of guests. More photos will be posted soon
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Banner, Siuslaw banks donate $50K to hospital

Posted: Friday, Dec 26th, 2014
On Thursday, Dec. 18, Banner Bank Senior Vice President and Marketing Director Dianne Larsen and Siuslaw Bank Vice President and Manager Dee Osborne presented PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center with a pledge of $50,000 for the new $5 million emergency department (ED) expansion project.
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Ross to head Camp Florence

Posted: Friday, Dec 26th, 2014
On Dec. 1, Camp Florence acting camp director Richard Ross, 48, was instated as camp director. Ross, a Florence native, has served as interim camp director since September 2013.
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FRAA to install art on port boardwalk

Posted: Friday, Dec 26th, 2014
During the Dec. 17 meeting, the Port of Siuslaw approved a proposal to allow the Florence Regional Art Alliance (FRAA) to move forward with the development of an outdoor art project along the boardwalk overlooking the moorage facilities.
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101 reopens to single-lane traffic

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 2014
Traffic is once again being allowed through the section of Highway 101 just north of Sea Lion Caves at milepost 177. The road was closed to all traffic on Saturday, Dec. 20, due to water erosion dropping a section of the northbound lane by more than a foot.
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SPIRIT OF GIVING

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 2014
Just as they have done in Florence for more than 30 years, Soroptimist International of Florence gathered up thousands of toys and tons of food to share with less fortunate area residents.
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Highway 101 reopens after road damage caused by rain

Posted: Monday, Dec 22nd, 2014
Highway 101, approximately 12 miles north of Florence (milepost 177) is now open to a single lane of traffic.
The road closed Saturday where water severely undermined the road . Active landslide and a failing retaining wall also caused damage. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.
Travelers should plan on delays of no
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Wobbe ends era of Thanksgiving food drive

Modified: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
After 14 years and more than 80,000 pounds of food donated to Florence Food Share, the pounding food drive project, created by Cindy Wobbe, has ended.
"It is time for me to enter into a new arena and for someone else to respond in another creative way," Wobbe said. "I'll continue to support Florence Food Share, but I think sometimes
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Lincoln County rescue services search for missing man

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
Family and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who disappeared around 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16.
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Deadlines advance for holidays

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014

The Siuslaw News office will close Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at noon and on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. The offices will also be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1.
Deadlines for the Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 issues do not change.
Deadlines for the Saturday, Dec. 27, and Saturday,
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Watch for flooding from heavy rains this weekend

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
With heavy rain in the forecast this weekend, Lane County Emergency Management is asking residents to take safety precautions to help prevent localized flooding, which can create hazardous conditions that are often preventable.
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Dunes City Council rejects new county license fee request

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
DUNES CITY -- "No" was the unanimous response to a request from Lane County officials to receive a letter of endorsement from Dunes City to place a countywide vehicle registration fee on the May 2015 ballot. Each council member voiced reasons for which they were opposed to not only the idea of an endorsement letter, but also the fee itself.
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Starlit memories

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
Peace Harbor Hospice hosted its annual Light Up a Life celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Florence Events Center. A number of hospice staff and volunteers spoke to the crowd who assembled to honor families and friends who have passed. The room was illuminated by a traditional Christmas tree decorated with stars bearing the names of the deceased and the
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City Lights hosts grand opening

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
City Lights Cinemas, the newly opened movie theater in Florence, will celebrate its official grand opening weekend, running Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 18 through 21, and offering a variety of special screenings, receptions and other events.
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FPD expands patrols over holidays

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
Law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon and the United States are participating in a nationwide effort to get impaired drivers off the street over the Christmas and New Year's holiday period, which runs through Jan. 5.
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Realtors pledge 25K for emergency room expansion

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
The brokers at Coldwell Banker Coast Real Estate recently announced their pledge of $25,000 to the PeaceHealth Foundation for the emergency room expansion fund.
PeaceHealth recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in its present location with a fundraising campaign to expand and enhance its emergency care department for decades to come.
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Rotary expands annual tradition

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
What began more than 50 years ago on the back of a flatbed truck parked on Highway 101 has definitely hit the big time.
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