Monthly Archives: January 2014

Salmonella Coos County Oregon

Rare Salmonella Bacteria Found in Coos County

The Oregon Health Authority is reporting that two people in Oregon, one in Coos County and the other in Lane county have tested positive for Salmonella Overschie.   Salmonella Overschie is a rare strain of the Salmonella bacterium. There are many different kinds of these bacteria. Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis are the most [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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Master Gardener Classes In February And March

Anyone who is interested in improving their green thumb, consider the variety of gardening classes being offered to the public during the Coos County Master Gardener’s 2014 Training in February and March. Classes are open to drop-in participants and range from botany and entomology to landscaping, water conservation in the garden and sustainable gardening on the [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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SOLVE Registration Now Open

Oregonians are needed from across the state to celebrate almost three decades of spring beach cleanups on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Since 1986, this tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. SOLVE encourages volunteers of all ages to [...]


Friday January 31 2014

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Douglas County Attempted Murder Investigation

David Baumgaertel   On January 29, 2014, at about 1650 hours, Douglas County Emergency Communications received a 911 call of a shooting that had just occurred in the 400 block of Mont Street, Canyonville. The caller stated the victim, a 23 year old male, had been shot while sitting in his parked vehicle. The caller advised the [...]


Thursday January 30 2014

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Coquille’s Valentine’s “A Dog and Pony Ball”

Enjoy an event on Saturday, February 8th at the Coquille Community Building with fine food, cash bar, live and silent auctions and dancing to the music of the band “Phoenix”. It’s all part of Coquille’s Annual Valentine’s Dance, A Dog and Pony Ball. The Coquille K-9 Unit and the Coquille Carousel Association have partnered [...]


Thursday January 30 2014

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Nighttime Elk Creek Tunnel closures start Feb. 15

  ELKTON – Oregon Highway 38 will be closed at the Elk Creek Tunnel (milepost 39) five nights a week for the next three months as workers install a protective lining inside the tunnel.   The closures will begin Saturday, Feb. 15, and are scheduled from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each Saturday night to [...]


Wednesday January 29 2014

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Shots For Tots N Teens On Feb. 8th

[ February 8, 2012; 10:00 AM; ] On Saturday, February 8th, the Bay Area Rotary Club will be sponsoring an immunization clinic for children and teens, ages 0 to 18 years old. Shots For Tots and Teens will be held at the Coos County Health Department. Children without insurance, or with insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations may qualify for [...]


Wednesday January 29 2014

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Burns Night Celebrates Centenary In Coos Bay

Coastal Celtic Society organizers were surprised to discover that its 12th annual Burns Night Celebration marks the 100th year since Burns Night was first celebrated in the Coos Bay Area. This year’s celebration has added some new features. The Society’s newly built curragh, a traditional Celtic boat, will be on display. Scottish country dancing [...]


Wednesday January 29 2014

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North Bend School Children Get Free Hearing / Vision Screenings

School children at North Bend High School can get free hearing and vision screenings on Monday, January 27th. The Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Lions Clubs of Oregon, is partnering with schools to help children in need of vision and hearing screenings around the state. The Mobile Health Screening [...]


Monday January 27 2014

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Thank You To Oregon Fire Fighters

Oregon State Fire Marshal Mark Wallace is encouraging communities across the state to honor the work of those in the fire service by organizing events or ceremonies for Fire Service Appreciation Day on Monday, January 27th. “Communities have opportunities to get involved and recognize the work and sacrifice of members of the Oregon fire service,” says [...]


Monday January 27 2014

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