Grace Wins Shelter gearing up for winter!!

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Oct 172018

Grace Wins Haven needs donations of food and other supplies for the coming stormy winter…

From the Director of Grace Wins Haven shelter in Newport:

Grace Wins Haven shelter is having a volunteer training session Thursday evening at 6pm for the shelter’s resource center as well as for the Lincoln County Hazardous Weather Shelter. The meeting will be held at Grace Wins Haven, 438 NE 1st in Newport. With winter coming and the resource center being open they are going to need lots of extra hands.

Grace Wins Haven is in dire need of food supplies. They really need a lot of frozen and canned microwaveable or toaster oven foods for both breakfast and dinner along with milk, juice, coffee, creamer, sugar, tents tarps, sleeping bags and backpacks.

And here’s something special. Next Monday or Tuesday the homeless are launching a large litter clean up as a gift to the community for all their help and giving to Grace Wins Haven. They will hit the streets at 10 am and pick up trash all day.

Fantasy of Trees & Angels Holiday Ball at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City

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Oct 172018

Chinook Winds Hotel Casino
Statman photo

Chinook Winds Fantasy of the Trees (Last year)

20th Annual Fantasy of Trees & Angels Holiday Ball set for November 28th – December 1 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Lincoln City, OR, October 18, 2018 – Angels Anonymous will present the 20th annual Fantasy of Trees November 28 through December 1 and the Angel’s Ball December 1 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Legendary Rock and Roll Band, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, will be returning as the featured entertainment. This, the largest fundraiser of the year for Angels Anonymous, a local non-profit charitable organization, has become a seasonal favorite for many to welcome in the Holidays.
A variety of beautiful trees decorated and sponsored by local businesses and individuals, who not only spend hours decorating the trees but several hundred dollars in decorations on each tree as well, will be on display at this year’s Festival of Trees. Take one of these extravagantly decorated theme trees created with overflowing imagination home to brighten your holiday festivities. Themes change each and every year, but you can count on more than one that will be delightfully perfect for your home or business.

Decorating of the Christmas trees by sponsors will take place Sunday and Monday, November 25 & 26 from 10 am to 9 pm. The public is invited to the free viewing of the trees beginning Wednesday, November 28, from noon to 6pm, Thursday November 29 and Friday, November 30, from noon to 8pm, and Saturday, December 1, from 10am to 3pm. St. Nick himself will make an appearance from 4-6pm Friday, November 30th! Bring the whole family to view this wonderland of the Christmas Season featuring exceptional trees decorated beyond imagination.

The Angels Ball begins Saturday, December 1 from 4:30pm to 11:00pm. It’s a night to dress up in your festive best for an elegant evening on the town. Put on your dancing shoes and join the party with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts who will be performing a two hour unforgettable rock and roll extravaganza. The auctioning of the Christmas Trees, special items and wreaths will take place during the Angels Ball.

Tickets, priced at $75, include passed hors d’ oeuvres, plated dinner with choice of entrée upon ticket purchase, live entertainment, dancing, and the auction of the Christmas Trees. They can be purchased at the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce located at 4039 NW Logan Road (call 541-994-3070) or Angels Anonymous at 503-489-8743. It’s a great idea for your office party with the proceeds going to charity! Seating is limited for this event which is not only considered by many as the most enjoyable event of the Holiday Season, but one that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas – providing means to help those who are in need.

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Angels Anonymous, a 501C-3 non-profit foundation, provides immediate and basic assistance to those in need in the greater north Lincoln County area. The program helps those who have exhausted every other avenue of assistance to meet immediate and basic short-term needs. It may be the young mother left to fend for herself with no money to feed her children, an elderly man who has had his heat turned off in the dead of winter, or a family needing rent paid due to unexpected job loss, illness or accident. We strive to keep families in their homes. It’s an anonymous helping hand extended to residents of north Lincoln County. In 2017 Angels Anonymous dispersed over $55,000 providing immediate and basic needs to 48 families.

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If you love your pet, make sure it’s safe in the back….

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Oct 172018

From Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office:

You buckle up when you get in your vehicle. Make sure your pet is just as safe. Many dog owners let their dog run loose in an open truck bed, not thinking about the dangers. No matter how well-trained or coordinated you think your dog is, he or she can still fall or jump out of the back of a truck.

Oregon law requires a dog to be protected by a carrier or other restraint if transported on “the external part of a vehicle” on a highway.

A carrier or cage is most ideal, but if you use a leash or lead, make sure it is of a length that doesn’t allow the dog to go over the side. A two-point restraint works best to ensure the animal can’t jump or be thrown in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

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If your pet travels inside the vehicle with you, remember that driving with any live animal on your lap presents a distraction and puts the pet, the driver, other passengers and other drivers at significant risk for a collision. A collision that would otherwise be preventable.

There are numerous pet-specific vehicle restraints that work with your existing seatbelts and can be purchased either online or in pet stores.

Our pets love to be on the go with us. Show them how much you care by always considering their safety whenever you take them on the road with you.

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Oregon Secretary of State diagnosed with possible fatal brain cancer

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Oct 172018

Dennis Richardson
Oregon Sec. of State
Brain Cancer

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who has had his eyes on the governorship for a long time, has learned he may not live long enough to see his dream come true.

The Portland Oregonian reports that Richardson is in the hospital undergoing heavy chemotherapy in hopes of eradicating brain cancer that was thought behind his recent lapses of memory and the lessening of what his staff called his “sharp wit and quick mind.”

Some of Richardson’s duties have been taken over by his senior staff while Richardson receives treatment in the hospital. No official word yet on Richardson’s prognosis.

Here’s more from The Oregonian. Click

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“Greetings” from your Lincoln County Tax Assessor!

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Oct 172018

Dept. of Taxation

Tax Statements

2018/19 property tax statements for Lincoln County will be mailed out by October 25th, with initial payment due by November 15th. Full payments made by November 15th will receive a 3% discount and two-thirds payments will receive a 2% discount. At least one-third payment must be received by November 15th to avoid delinquent interest charges. For those making one-third payments, the second payment will be due by February 15th, 2019, and the third payment will be due by May 15th, 2019.

Payments can be made electronically online, mailed with a postmark on or before November 15th, or dropped off at several locations including participating local bank branches, a drop box located at the courthouse parking lot, or in person at the tax office located in room 205, on the second floor of the county courthouse. Please visit the following webpage for more information on property tax payments:

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Overall, real market value in Lincoln County is up approximately 6% for the third straight year, while countywide assessed (taxable) value has increased about 4%. These percentages include the value of new construction and development.

Most property owners will see a typical 3% increase in their assessed value due to Measure 50 – a constitutional amendment approved by Oregon voters in 1997. When Measure 50 was first implemented, a “maximum assessed value” was assigned to each property which equaled its 1995 value minus 10%. For the years following, each property is assessed on the lesser of its maximum assessed value from the previous year plus 3%, or its real market value. So, as long as the real market value remains higher than the maximum assessed value, the assessed value is allowed to increase up to 3%. This is the most common scenario. However, there are situations where a property’s assessed value may increase more or less than 3%. Following are two primary reasons:

1.) New construction, development or other changes to property considered an “exception” event may add to or lower the property’s assessed value.
2.) If, following a market downturn, a property’s real market value falls below its maximum assessed value, the property is assessed at its real market value. The assessed value may fluctuate up or down annually with the market, with no limitation, until it returns to or above the maximum assessed value. At that point, the assessed value will once again be restricted to 3% annual growth under Measure 50.
For 2018, approximately 19% of properties in Lincoln County are assessed at their real market value, down from 22% last year. With increasing market values, these properties may see assessed value growth of more than 3%.

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Total property taxes, fees and special assessments are up approximately 5% over last year. Most property taxes are a direct product of assessed values and underlying district tax rates. Along with changes in assessed values, new voter-approved levies will impact total taxes in certain areas of the county. This year, two new general obligation bond levies were approved by Lincoln County voters.
– North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District was approved to issue new bonds for capital improvements, with an estimated cost of $.19 per $1,000 assessed value for property owners within the district’s service area.
– Port of Alsea was approved to issue bonds for replacement of the existing boat launch and marina, with an
estimated cost to taxpayers within the Port’s service area of $.12 per $1,000 assessed value.
Within Lincoln County there are 79 local taxing districts, including education districts, health districts, cities, county, ports, local fire, water, road, special assessment districts and urban renewal. All of these have distinct tax rates, and most have different geographic boundaries, so tax rates for individual properties will vary by location.

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Tax statements will display total amounts imposed by individual districts serving the property, along with current and prior year property values. Values for both years are categorized by land, structure, total real market value and total assessed value. Taxpayers disputing their property values are encouraged to contact the Assessor’s office. Appraisal staff will be available to answer questions or perform property value reviews up to December 31st, 2018. Taxpayers will also have the opportunity to file value appeals with the Board of Property Tax Appeals until December 31st, 2018. Appeal rights are described in detail on the back of the tax statement.

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Lincoln County has general phone numbers for tax and value-related questions. These are also displayed on the tax statement:
Tax Questions: (541) 265-4139 Value Questions: (541) 265-4102

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For those who wonder who-or-what is raising our teens….our “Screenagers!

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Oct 172018

Taft High School
Lincoln City

Local parents, grandparents and youth are invited to watch “Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age. It’s a just over an hour documentary revealing how “tech time” is affecting our kids’ development but also recommends how to properly empower our kids to best navigate the digital world – to find a “balance.” A panel discussion follows the video to help folks make sense of what they just saw and to glean valuable insight from it, not the least of which does, indeed have an effect on their thinking and emotional development.

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The film will be shown Wednesday, October 24th, 6pm, with the added information and discussion running possibly until possibly 8pm. It’s being held in the Taft High School Community Room.

Panel members will consist of school counselors, therapists, School Resource Officer, and youth peers.

The entire program is FREE!

Seating is first come first served. Samaritan Health Services is sponsoring it long with the Center for Collaborative Health and Lincoln County Behaviorl Health Services.

Growing Native Plants in Oregon!

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Oct 172018

Master Gardener Roundtable Oct 25, 9:30-11:30
South Beach Community Center
3024 SE Ferry Slip road
South Beach – Newport

Oregon native plants range from towering trees to creeping groundcovers and include many flowering shrubs that are excellent choices for local gardens. They offer attractive options for local gardens with the benefits of attracting wildlife.

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Lincoln County Master Gardener Ann Geyer will lead a roundtable to share information about choosing and caring for native plants that work well in coastal gardens on Oct 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 at South Beach Community Center, 3024 SE Ferry Slip Rd, South Beach, OR 97366.

“I have found that natives do very well integrated in residential gardens, says Ann who grows about 50 different species. “Once the plants are established, they provide year round interest with a moderate amount of care. I especially like watching all the birds, bees, and small animals that share my garden.”

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Reservations Requested.
Call the LCMGA office at 541-574-6534, ext. 57410 or go to to reserve a seat. Your RSVP ensures adequate seating and handouts. Attendance is free but donations to offset facility fees are welcome.

The 2018 Fall Roundtable Series takes place each 2nd and 4th Thursday from August 23 to October 25. Go to the LCMGA website at for a full list of topics and locations.

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Pullin’ the Pro’s Opening in Newport, October 18, 11am, 425 SW Coast Hwy

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Oct 172018

425 SW Coast Highway
Opening Oct. 18,, 11am

Grand Opening Oct. 18, 11am
Pulling the Pro’s
425 SW Coast Highway

Thursday, Oct. 18th will be the opening day! Abra and the gang have giveaways and goodies prepared!

445 SW Coast HW.
Phone is 541-351-8803
Going to be open Tues-Sat 11-5

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