A work crew from Lincoln County Parole and Probation was out in the rather cold wind today paying back some of their “debt to society” by cleaning up all the ugly graffiti at Jump Off Joe. They appear to have done a great job in making the spot less ugly – not much more they can do – because all the wreckage of that ill-fated hotel/condo project still remains. Even our grandchildren may have to keep seeing it when they go to the beach. Eventually shore line erosion will bring the rest of it down to sea level and be broken up by the relentless pounding of the waves.
An initiative petition is circulating on the streets of Oregon that seeks to make large Oregon Corporations pay higher taxes, as they do in other states. A just released poll shows that even after heavy influence of both pro and con rebuttal, they’re still convinced, although by a smaller margin.
Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.
William Cornish, MD, has joined Samaritan Coastal Clinic in Lincoln City. He provides primary care to patients of all ages.
Cornish earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of California and a medical degree from Juarez Autonomous University. He completed residency training in family medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va., where he served as chief resident, and an internship at R.E. Thomason General Hospital at Texas Tech University.
He comes to Lincoln City after seeing patients in private practices in Durango, Colo., Beaufort, S.C., and, most recently, Tucson, Ariz. Over the years, he has served in many roles as physician to corrections facilities, emergency departments, safe houses and developmentally disabled programs. He was also the medical director for the drug and alcohol unit for several years.
Cornish is fluent in Spanish and French, and welcomes patients who speak these languages also.
Away from the office, Cornish enjoys hiking, biking and reading historical biographies. He has traveled extensively, living in Mexico, France and Belgium. He said the Oregon coast is one of the best places he’s been.
“I look forward to working in a small-town atmosphere,” Cornish said.
For more information, call 541-996-7580.
2nd Annual Veterans Stand Down Friday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Newport American Legion Post 116
424 West Olive Street, Newport!
Lincoln County’s second annual Veterans Stand Down will take place Friday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Newport American Legion, Post #116. The event is a collaboration between Legion Post 116, the Oregon Employment Department, Lincoln County Veterans Services and the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
Since 2002, Stand Downs have been held in communities across the United States to connect veterans of the armed forces with a variety of services. The initial event was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. Stand Downs afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.
The Lincoln County event will include many service providers including the Mobile Dental Van and the Vet Center Mobile Unit. A hot meal will be available. Tangible goods will be offered including boots, socks, camp gear and tools. Lincoln County Transit will offer free service to the nearest bus stop.
While this event is designed to honor the service of all veterans, organizers said they hope to see veterans who are homeless or in an unstable or substandard housing situation to attend. All those who attend will be asked to take part in a confidential housing survey. The organizers said they hope that better documenting the housing challenges facing local veterans can help bring more resources to community in the future.
“These are men and women who answered our Country’s call and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice” said County Commissioner Bill Hall. “I’m glad we’re coming together to give something back to them.”
More information about the event is available from Devin Whitaker at Lincoln County Veterans Services, 541-574- 6955, or Jerry Flores, Oregon Employment Department, 541-265-8891. For dental van information and appointments contact Andrea at 541-252-0515.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED for the 2016 NEWPORT CALENDAR
Newport Lazerquick announces the winners in the 2016 Newport, Oregon Calendar contest which includes a cover that is photographer Kerry Terrel’s striking departure from standard fare imagery of the grand dame of Oregon Coast bay and river crossings – the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
This is the twelfth year Lazerquick has published the calendar and the seventh year that they have produced the Newport Calendar using photos submitted by members of the community. This year they have two editions, 1) with events happening in Newport and tide tables and 2) with tide tables only. Both provide great information for helping people schedule their trips and recreation in Newport.
The photographers of Lincoln County have excelled showing Newport in its various seasons, activities and beauty. This year 30 photographers submitted multiple images of Newport. Lazerquick’s Rose Reed said “We wished we could have used them all. After much reflection we are pleased to announce the following selections:
* Cover – 4th of July Yaquina Bay Bridge – Kerry Terrel
* January– Harbor Moon – Jake Chanley
* February– Heron on the Hunt – Bill Posner
* March– The Arch of Nye Beach – Kit O’Carra
* April– Colors of Dawn – Michael Lazott
* May– Daytrip to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse – Kevilyn Goodman
* June– Morning Glow Over Yaquina Bay-Christian Flores-Muñoz
* July– Fireworks Over Yaquina Bay – Kevin Redding
* August– Dock at the Embarcadero – Thom Zerhfeld
* September– South Jetty– Hilary Schaffner
* October– A Gathering of the Guys – Jon Lynch
* November– Shining Bright – Yaquina Head Lighthouse – Mark Fuller
* December– Christmas Crab in Newport – Ken Gagne
Reed added “We’re very happy and proud to publish this calendar. The photographs are printed on acid free cover paper and are works of art. They can be framed after using the calendar. People tell us they love to show their friends and family this beautiful place where we live.”
The Newport 2016 Calendar is offered for $15.00 at Lazerquick, 145-C North Coast Highway, Newport 97365, at the junction of Highways 101 and 20, on the north side of JC Market. The calendars can be ordered by calling 541.265.6425 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There are discounts when multiple copies are ordered. Shipping and handling $5.
Reed added, “We want to again express our gratitude to all of our professional as well as budding amateur photographers for sharing their artistic imagery as they capture the essence of where we live, work and play here on the Oregon Coast.
We encourage everyone to visit the many art galleries along the Central Coast where some of our photographers have their works proudly displayed, clearly revealing why we call the Newport area our home.
LAKEVIEW SENIOR LIVING OPEN HOUSE & RIBBON CUTTING
Lakeview Senior Living will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting celebrating the holidays and their recently completed remodeling project. This free event is Saturday, December 12th from 1 – 4pm. Lakeview Senior Living is located at 2690 NE Yacht Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend as this is a good way to learn about the programs and services available at the facility.
Refreshments will be provided and someone will win a Kindle Tablet through a raffle drawing. The Sweet Adelines will perform barbershop harmonies at 1:30pm. Enjoy the music and refreshments while viewing the new furniture and carpet and other improvements to the facility.
For more information contact the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce at 541-994-3070 or email email@example.com or visit the website at www.lcchamber.com.
Reports say a home at 510 NW 15th in Newport has filled with smoke…smoke and fumes coming from a fireplace. The caller to 911 told dispatchers that they now have the fire out but their home is full of smoke and could the fire department please come and set up fans to aerate the dwelling.
Newport Fire-Rescue is on scene.
Firefighters on scene declare the fire out and they are ventilating the house.