Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Incumbent John Sweet vs. Challenger Don Gurney for County Commissioner Position #2
First ever candidate forum sponsored by and for the
People of Coos County October 8th at 7:00pm
At the Coquille Community Center 117 N Birch St,
541-396-5131 for more information


            Cooking with grains, nuts, seeds and legumes is the topic of the next Coos County Master Food Preservers workshop at the OSU Extension Service in Myrtle Point.
            Participants will learn where to purchase, store and use these delicious and nutritious foods. Samples will be shared, as will ideas on how to use the foods in cooking and baking. Gluten-free ideas will also be discussed.  The workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 631 Alder Street in Myrtle Point. Cost is $10 at the door.  The final workshop of the season, Handmade Holidays (formerly called Gifts from the Kitchen), will be held Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for that workshop is $15. Reserve your seat now by calling the Extension Service at 541-572-5263, ext. 292.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Coos Bay Public Library will be offering an INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET BROWSER class for novice computer users. The class will be held on Friday, October 10th from 9:30am to 11:00am at the Library’s Internet computers (entrance at 9:15am).
This class is for computer novices who need help in learning how to use the Internet. The class will cover the most important features of a browser, how to use an Internet address, and will also discuss first steps and tips for easier use. Attendees should be comfortable using a computer mouse.
Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. The sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the Library. There is no admission charged. Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

Powers Action Team Blackberry Jam Festival Fundraiser

The Powers Action Team will sponsor the Blackberry Jam Dinner and Music Festival Fundraiser.  This event will take place on Saturday, October 11, from 5-7 p.m., at Ross Hall, 510 Third Street, Powers.
Live music will be provided by the Eden Valley Social Club. 
A Barbecue dinner (either Tri-tip or pulled pork) with a delicious blackberry dessert will be available for adults for $15. A V Cellar will have a variety of wines available for purchase.  There will also be a children’s dinner of a hot dog, chips, and a blackberry ice cream cone for $3.
There will be a live and silent action.  Raffle tickets can also be purchased at 3 for $1 for “Blackberry Baskets”.  All proceeds from Blackberry Jam will go to Ross Hall, a Powers community building, to help cover some of the basic expenses of the building and as well as maintenance.  The building, once the Rebekah’s Lodge, was sold to the Powers Action Committee for $1.  This building is slowly being brought back to life and is now available for a variety of community events.

For more information, contact Donna Freeman at 541-439-2418.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - FREE CAREGIVER CLASSES

A free series of caregiver classes begins on October 1, 2014 and runs for six consecutive Wednesdays.  Please choose afternoons or evenings and register for only one series.
·        afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30     OR 
·        evenings from 6:00 – 7:30
 Bay Area Community Health & Education Center, 3950 Sherman, NB (across from Baycrest Village)
 This class teaches skills to help unpaid caregivers take care of themselves.  Valuable information and personal sharing time benefits anyone who is caring for an older adult --family member, neighbor or friend whether they are living with you, nearby or across the country.
Class size is limited and registration is necessary!  
For more information, call Char Luther, 541.297.9256 or email ckluther@hotmail.com with Caregiver in subject line.

Women’s Safety & Resource Community Educational Fall Series 2014

Many of us say, “What can I do?” or “It doesn’t affect my life!”  The violence does affect EVERYONE.  Ever wonder what YOU could do about the violence in your community!!!  We can all do so much by creating a better awareness through further education; this gives us strength and understanding.   The more we all understand Domestic Violence, the sooner we can take a stand against it.  

First Class Date:   Thursday October 2, 2014
Class Schedule:    10 weeks, every Thursday from 10/2/14 to 12/11/14
Excluding Thanksgiving
Time:  6:00-8:50pm
Location:  Southwestern Community College, Coos Bay, OR
Stensland Hall #202,  (Upstairs from the SOCC Book Store)
 Questions Call:  Connie Monahan, WSRC  541-888-1048

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Artists Productions presents "The Guardian"

Twenty-two young actors from the New Artists Productions program will take the Sprague Community Theater stage presenting the story of The Guardian.  Unfolding the story and to solving the mysteries of Iset.
The Guardian opens a two weekend run October 17 – 19; 24 – 26. Tickets, priced at $10 adults, $8 Senior Citizens, $5 students (K-12), are available at Bandon True Value Hardware (541-347-2506), at the box office prior to each show, or by reservation with the Almichs at 541-347-2517.

Show dates for The Guardian are October 17 – 19; 24 – 26. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 pm; Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm. For information, please contact the Almichs at 541-347-2517.