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SWOCC Honors 2015 Wall Of Fame Inductees

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Laker Alumni Association honors former athletes, teams and coaches during its annual Homecoming celebration.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, January 24th in Prosper Hall during the Women’s and Men’s home basketball games, at 2 and 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony while enjoying some [...]


Friday January 23 2015

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Bird Abatement Project Will Restrict Lane On Siuslaw River Bridge

The Oregon Department of Transportation announces that a project to place netting material, designed to keep birds from nesting beneath the concrete spans of the Siuslaw River Bridge, will restrict travel across the bridge to a single lane. Starting Monday, January 26th and continuing through Thursday, January 29th, a snooper crane will be in one lane [...]


Friday January 23 2015

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Ready, Set, Start Your Business Workshop January 22nd

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering people a chance to start their own business. The SBDC is offering a workshop called “Ready Set Start Your Business” on January 22nd at 6 p.m. The 2-hour workshop provides information on important steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, [...]


Thursday January 22 2015

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Unemployment Rate In Oregon Decreases To Six-Year Low

The unemployment rate in Oregon dropped from 7.0 percent in November to 6.7 percent in December, the lowest level since August 2008. Jobs grew in December. During the last three months of 2014, employment grew by a total of 24,300, the largest three-month gain since records began in 1990. Employment rose by 8,200 in December, [...]


Thursday January 22 2015

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Soroptimist Movie Night At Egyptian Theatre

The Soroptimists International of the Coos Bay area present a showing of the movie, Grease, at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, January 29th at 7p.m. Starring a young John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. So, dig out your leather jacket and jeans or poodle skirt and pink jacket to have some fun and support [...]


Wednesday January 21 2015

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Charleston Crab Feed February 14th

[ February 14, 2015; 11:00 AM; ] Join the Charleston community in celebrating Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest at the 30th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed on Saturday, February 14th. The event will be from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at the old Charleston Elementary School, 64065 Seven Devils Road. This is the main fundraiser for the Charleston Visitors Center, but also provides assistance [...]


Wednesday January 21 2015

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Business Oregon and Rural Development Initiatives Invite All Entrepreneurs

Business Oregon and Rural Development Initiatives invites entrepreneurs in Coos, Curry and Douglas County as they host a focus group workshop in all three counties to share ideas on what businesses need to grow and succeed in this region. A focus group will be held on January 21st at 5:30pm at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Empire [...]


Wednesday January 21 2015

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WSRC Needs Help Making Dignity Bags

[ February 4, 2015; 2:00 PM; ] Each year, women flee from domestic violence and show up at the Women’s Safety and Resource Center with nothing but the clothing they are wearing. Frequently the women have been in hiding for several days without access to personal supplies. The Coos Bay Soroptimists partner with the WSRC and Maria Neill to provide [...]


Monday January 19 2015

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Providing New Coats And Shoes For Kids

The United Way announces their annual Kids Coats and Shoes program. They will be providing vouchers to elementary schools in Coos County. They raise money outside of normal United Way campaign funds for this program. The United Way of Southwestern Oregon will also partner with the Rotary Club of Brookings to provide children in Curry [...]


Monday January 19 2015

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Water Board Flushing Lines

The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board will continue routine maintenance flushing of water lines in its distribution system in Coos Bay. Flushing of waterlines will start January 19th in the Bunker Hill, Bay Park and Millington areas. Flushing will begin in the morning each day about 8 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m., Monday through [...]


Monday January 19 2015

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