Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Professional Engineers of Oregon

The Southwest Oregon Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Oregon would like to invite all active and retired engineers, and those who have an interest in engineering issues in the bay area, to the next meeting of the Professional Engineers of Oregon.  The meeting will be held at the Saw Blade Room of the Mill Casino in North Bend, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  Social time begins at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and the scheduled presenter.  No-host dinner is available from the menu, but seating is limited.  Please call Ron Hoffine at 541-267-8413 to inquire about reservations.


Multiple cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease have been circulating in Coos County. Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is a contagious common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years of age. However, it can sometimes occur in adults.

Signs and symptoms
Symptoms usually start with a mild fever, poor appetite, sore throat, and weakness. One or two days after the onset of fever, painful sores can develop in the mouth. The sores begin as small red spots that blister and that can become ulcers. A skin rash can develop over 1 to 2 days. The rash is usually around the mouth, on the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. Symptoms usually persist for 7-10 days.

Modes of transmission
A person infected with the Hand, Foot, and Mouth virus may spread the disease through the air when coughing or sneezing, close personal contact, and contaminated objects and surfaces. Generally, a person is most contagious during the first week of illness. 

Preventative measures
People should always try to maintain good hygiene, such as hand washing and covering a cough to minimize the chance of spreading the infection.

Ease of symptoms
There is no specific treatment for Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. Some things can be done to relieve symptoms:
·         Taking over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and fever. (Caution: Aspirin should not be given to children.)
·         Use mouthwashes or sprays that numb mouth pain

For more information go to or contact Coos County Public Health at (541) 751-2443

Coos Bay – Retirement Security Town Hall Meeting

Where: Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Ave.
When: 7:00 pm, January 22nd

Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Senator Arnie Roblan, Rep. Caddy McKeown, and Rep. Tobias Read will join members of the community this Thursday in Coos Bay for a town hall meeting to address plans for state-sponsored retirement plan that would provide Oregonians who don't currently have a retirement plan at work with an opportunity to save for the future. 
Every Oregonian should have an easy and secure way to save their own money for the future. If you live near Coos Bay, mark your calendars for an opportunity to join Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Senator Arnie Roblan, Rep. Caddy McKeown, and Rep. Tobias Read to learn about plans for a state-sponsored retirement plan and share your opinions about how we can address this challenge together.

Movie Night at the Egyptian!

Movie Night at the Egyptian, playing Grease (from the 60's), January 29, 7 pm. Purchase tickets in advance from a Soroptimist or at the door.  Proceeds benefit community projects.  Contact Cheryl, 541-756-4285, for tickets.

Do you love the Siuslaw Library? Come to the February Book Sale!

Show your love for the Library and get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with the BIG February Book Sale, Saturday and Sunday, February 7th and 8th.  The sale will be open from 10am-4pm both days, in the Bromley Room at the main branch of the Siuslaw Library, 1460 Ninth Street, Florence.

As a sweet treat for Friends of the Library, a special VIP Preview Sale will open from 8:30am-10:00am on Saturday, for Friends members only. Coffee, juice, and continental breakfast will be provided, along with door prizes and first dibs on thousands of books! This Preview event is a small thank you to the Friends for their support of the Library all year long. Memberships (starting at $10 per calendar year) will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance at the Library. 

This two-day book sale is a great opportunity to stock up on winter reading material—at bargain prices.

The Friends of the Siuslaw Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please email or call 541-997-3132 with any questions.

Monday, January 12, 2015

OMSI is coming to Coos Bay!!

Business Oregon wants your input...

Entrepreneurs of Coos County, Business Oregon wants your input.
Join our focus group to share what you need to thrive and how we can help. The focus group will be held at SWOCC Coos Bay Campus on January 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the LVG room in Empire Hall (1988 Newmark Avenue). Dinner Provided. Not able to make the meeting? Then please contact us at or 541.684.9077 extension 7024 to schedule a one-on-one meeting or receive a survey.