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Fishing Derby  May 17, Eckman Lake Nelson Recreation Site 2.5 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34

Fishing Derby
May 17, Eckman Lake
Nelson Recreation Site
2.5 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34

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Provided by the good folks at Waldport First Baptist Church

Waldport First Baptist Church is hosting 17th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby, at Eckman Lake, in Waldport.

Event Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Activities will end by 2:00 p.m.
Registration and Prizes for youth 13 years & under.

No fishing rod? No Problem, one will be provided for you.
(No license required for age 13 & under)

Prizes, Free Food, & Fun for the Whole Family.

On Saturday, May 17th we will hold our 17th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at Nelson Recreation Site on Eckman Lake. We expect about 200 children under age 14 who will come to fish. If older siblings come along with the family, we will buy them a day fishing license so they can fish too.

All the children are to sign up at the church Fellowship Hall, just across Highway 34 from the recreation site, at about 8:30 a.m. After registering they will be provided poles, bait, etc. Children who sign up will automatically be entered in the prize drawings that are made throughout day.

The Central Coast Fly Fisherman and the Longview Hills Fishing club will provide fishing instruction. The Forestry Department and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be there to assure that every child has a great experience, at the same time providing displays and discussion on various wildlife and fishing information for kids and adults alike.

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There are many other events going on, as well as fishing: carnival games for kids with a bounce house, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, and booths describing various Community programs for the attendees, as well as representatives from our local Sheriff, Fire Department, and Coast Guard.

At about 10:30 a.m., hot dogs will being freshly grilled and served by the church until around 1:00 p.m., along with chips and soda pop – everything is free, as God provides it to us so that we can serve it to you. We plan to cook and serve about 800 hotdogs!

Again this year, the derby will be blessed to have a some college-aged men and women from Trinity Baptist church in Renton, Washington who will assist with the carnival and promote the Vacation Bible Adventure, that is held the last week of July (21-25), here at First Baptist Church.

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Apr 232014

Emergency responders are headed for an area around 105 SW Brook Street in Newport on a report of a missing 2 year old girl. She was last seen wearing a pink top and green pants. She has black hair in a pony tail. May have a small dog with her.

Girl found. She’s fine.

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Apr 232014
Jiah Quayle Losing a foot to cancer

Jiah Quayle
Losing a foot to cancer

Provided by the Friends and Family of Jiah Quayle

Jiah Quayle is a terrific guy that received some terrible news.

Homebuilder, little league and basketball coach, and volunteer firefighter, Jiah does his best to be a great father and loving husband. Father of four, husband, son, brother and friend, Jiah noticed a small lump on the bottom of his foot in September of 2013. By December, it was larger, and after X-rays, MRIs, and a biopsy, Jiah and his wife, Jamie, found out it is cancer.

The current situation is bad, but the doctors have hope.

The position and size of the cancer make it difficult to operate on, and there is a possibility that some microscopic part of the cancer will remain if doctors try to save his foot. Most of Jiah’s foot nerves, muscles and tendons are running through the middle of the cancer, so if only the cancer is removed, the nerves, muscles, and tendons are removed with it.

The best course of action for complete removal of the cancer is to remove the foot followed by chemotherapy. After the initial healing period from the surgery, Jiah will begin five cycles of chemotherapy (about fifteen weeks) to eliminate any remaining cancer cells from the rest of his body.

The road ahead is scary, but YOU can help in a BIG way.

The fight starts Thursday, April 24th, with the removal of Jiah’s left foot. The next steps will be healing, chemotherapy, and the road to recovery including a prosthetic foot for each stage of recovery ending in a final set of prosthetic feet for different uses. Science and technology have made some incredible advances in prosthetic feet, but they sure are expensive!

Jiah and his wife, Jamie, have four beautiful children: two boys and two girls. The children have taken it the hardest, but they know that with a tremendous amount of love and support, their dad will be back to coaching little league in no time. Jiah is extremely involved in their lives, and is an important part of the community by serving as a volunteer firefighter with Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue. Jiah is inspired by the recent story of the Maryland volunteer firefighter that returned to work eight months after having his leg amputated below the knee. If he can do it, so can Jiah!

The exciting news is that Jiah and Jamie are expecting a child. During this time of great difficulty, the beautiful announcement of a new baby brings great joy to their family and friends.

YOU can help!

Based on information we have gathered from medical experts and Jiah’s insurance, we believe that in order to give Jiah the best chance at recovery and quality of life, we need to raise a great deal more than our initial goal of $30,000. We appreciate any amount that you are able to donate. Every little bit helps us get closer to our goal of Jiah’s complete recovery, and eventual return to firefighting with Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue.

Please help us spread the word to people who would like to support Jiah and his family. THANK YOU for your love and kindness!

Please consider helping in any way that you can by donating today.

Here’s the donation site on the web at YouCaring.com
Just click here.

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Apr 232014
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Toledo Fire District HQ

Smoke inside a home at 868 NW 6th. Fire units enroute. Back up fire departments are waiting word on whether mutual aid is needed.

Toledo Fire Department still on scene.

5:30 Fire Department back in quarters. Chief Will Ewing reports that the fire was in the basement of a house at 868 NW 6th. He said a clothes dryer in the basement overheated and ignited the clothes being dried. The fire destroyed the dryer and the clothes inside it. That was the extent of the damage.

Chief Ewing says that cleaning out a dryer’s lint trap is extremely important. For if the lint trap fills up and stops the dryer exhaust from reaching the outside, the dryer continues to heat up until something around 700 degrees is achieved and the clothes suddenly erupt in flame.

He said cleaning the lint trap is the easiest and least troublesome way to prevent dryer fires.

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Apr 232014
Lady Washington In Newport May 14-26

Lady Washington
In Newport May 14-26

Hawaiian Chieftain In Newport May 19-26

Hawaiian Chieftain
In Newport May 19-26

The tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will visit Newport for public outreach on maritime history, rides on their vessels and education for the youngsters.

The Lady Washington will arrive in Newport on Wednesday, May 14th, and will tie up at Port Dock 3. On Monday, May 19th, Lady Washington’s sister tall ship the Hawaiian Chieftain will arrive in Newport and also tie up at Port Dock 3. Both crews will offer two and three hour public sailing excursions. They crews will offer education programs for kids age 5 to 12. And of course, walk-on tours while tied up at Port Dock 3. Here’s a little video about what it looks like while these tall ships are out at sea:

And here’s a bit more about the organization behind the tall ships and the people with a daring vision taking these ships and the history they represent going forward:

We are Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit public development authority based in Aberdeen, Wash. We bring maritime history to life aboard our two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Our programs include:

Education programs for K-12 students
Public Adventure Sails, Evening Sails, and Battle Sails
Charters for weddings and corporate events
Charters for film and television
Dockside Tours
Two Weeks Before the Mast sail training experiences
Expedition Voyages Family Camp
Multi-day ocean Passages
Longboat programs
Vocational / pre-vocational programs

For more than 25 years, we have provided hands on education opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. With a focus on teamwork and empowerment, our programs explore our shared history and our daily connections to the world’s oceans.

We were chartered by the City of Aberdeen, Washington in 1986 to operate and maintain the 112-foot brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state. In 2005, we purchased the 103-foot topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, doubling our educational program capacity, as well as creating opportunities for exciting excursions, such as the Battle Sail.

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Apr 232014
Red Cross Hometown Heroes

Red Cross
Hometown Heroes

Heroes Wanted: Red Cross Calls for Community Superstars

Central Coast residents are invited to submit nominations to celebrate local men, women, children, and pets who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and exceptional service in our community.

Do you know someone who has saved a life, provided care to someone in need, or given back to his or her community in a significant way? If so, you have until May 1 to nominate that exceptional person to be considered as an American Red Cross Hero. Last year, the Red Cross responded to 60 local disasters, providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to victims; collected 23,808 units of blood; assisted 133 military families in emergency situations; and educated more than 1,735 local residents in disaster preparedness throughout Marion, Polk and Lincoln County.

Five heroes will be chosen from among the nominees by a special volunteer committee and be honored at the 10th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Salem on September 11th. The presenting sponsor for this year’s breakfast is Fred Meyer.

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“Hero” nominations are open in eight categories: Humanitarian Youth Hero, Humanitarian Adult Hero, Professional Rescue Hero, Military Hero, Medical Hero, Community Partner Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, and Spirit of the Red Cross Hero. Nomination forms are available online at www.redcross.org/willametteheroes, or by contacting the Willamette Chapter at (503) 779-1268.

The Heroes Breakfast is an annual event sponsored by the American Red Cross Willamette Chapter. The event honors local heroes, and also helps the chapter raise money to fund programs that help people who are victims of fires, floods and other local disasters.

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Apr 232014
Hawk riding the wind Yachats Bay Ken Gagne

Hawk riding the wind
Yachats Bay
Ken Gagne

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Apr 232014

Fishing Derby @ Olalla Lake Saturday, 8:30am-3pm

Fishing Derby @ Olalla Lake
Saturday, 8:30am-3pm


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NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and several of its partners are sponsoring a fun day of fishing and other outdoor activities at Olalla Reservoir near Toledo, Ore. on Saturday, April 26.

The Olalla Reservoir Fishing Derby and Earth Day Event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include both youth and adult fishing derbies, kayak tours, nature hikes and other family-oriented outdoor activities. Joining ODFW as event sponsors are Georgia Pacific, the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and several other local organizations and businesses.

“We have a full slate of fun activities planned at Olalla Reservoir,” said Christine Clapp, family fishing event coordinator for ODFW’s North Coast Watershed District. “We’re excited about this event and encourage everybody to come out and join us for a great day on the water.”

To ensure there are plenty of fish, ODFW will stock the reservoir with more than 5,000 rainbow trout ranging from 10-16 inches. Some of these fish will be placed inside an enclosure reserved for youths under the age of 18. The remainder will be released outside the enclosure for general fishing and reservoir-wide youth and adult fishing derbies. There are no entry fees for the fishing derbies and prizes will be awarded. Clapp said there should be enough prizes for all of the youth participants to go home with something.

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ODFW will provide rods, reels, tackle and bait free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis to anybody who wants it. People who have their own gear are welcome to us that instead, if they’d rather. Volunteer angling instructors will be available to answer questions and assist anybody who wants help setting up or using their gear or cleaning their catch. Non-anglers can enjoy kayaking, hiking or a variety of other hands-on activities at the reservoir, according to Clapp.

“We want to make this as fun and easy for everybody as possible,” she said. “All you have to do is show up.”

The event is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Anglers 13 years old and younger do not need a fishing license. Anglers 14-17 years of age will need a juvenile fishing license, which can be purchased for $9 at any ODFW license agent, ODFW office or on-line at ODFW’s website (www.dfw.state.or.us). Everybody else must have an adult fishing license. Licenses will not be sold at the event so individuals planning to participate should obtain their licenses ahead of time.

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Parking is limited, so take the shuttle

.Parking at Olalla Reservoir is reserved for people launching boats. All other participants will need to park at Toledo High School and ride the shuttle to Olalla Reservoir. The shuttle will be running between Toledo High School and the reservoir every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toledo High School is located at 1800 NE Sturdevant Road, about five miles from the reservoir. There will be signs posted to guide people to the high school from east or westbound on Hwy. 20.

Olalla Reservoir is one of more than 350 water bodies in Oregon that ODFW regularly stocks with trout. Persons interested in fishing can explore many other opportunities by perusing ODFW’s stocking schedules, maps, guides and other resources at ODFW’s website, located at www.dfw.state.or.us under the “Fishing” tab.

Christine Clapp (503) 265-8306, ext. 253
Rick Swart (971) 673-6038

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Apr 232014
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Newport High School Robotics Team and Thompson’s Sanitary Service are
hosting Earth Day Electronics Recycling on Saturday, April 26th. The
event, which will begin at 10 am and continue to 4 pm, will be held in
the east campus parking lot of Newport High School at 322 NE Eads St.

They are accepting the following items for recycling, at no charge:

computers (monitors, towers, laptops, desktops); computer peripherals
(mice, scanners, speakers); game consoles and handheld electronic games;
camcorders & cameras; MP3 players (ipods, zunes, etc.); printer ink and
toner cartridges; cables and power supplies; cellular, corded and
cordless phones; and batteries (NO car batteries.) Data Security on
computers is the donator’s responsibility. Hard drives can be removed
prior to recycling, or erased by downloading a program called “killdisk”
from killdisk.com.

For more information call Mark Saelens at 541-265-4171 or email

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Apr 232014

Stray Birds At LCCC

Stray Birds

Cristian Sedelmyer & Dave Goldenberg

Cristian Sedelmyer & Dave Goldenberg


LINCOLN CITY – The fiddle and mandolin join the sound of a trio of voices with woods and strings Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. when Christian Sedelmyer and Dave Goldenberg join the Stray Birds in concert.

In the ever-expanding world of acoustic folk music, it is becoming rare to find two musicians whose earliest influences so closely parallel one another. Sedelmyer and Goldenberg play the 5-string fiddle and mandolin, respectively, but drawing from early exposure to retro folk rock and the popular music of the 1990s, their collective imagination has appreciably expanded the book on what these instruments can create. Stumbling into bluegrass and old-time later in life, both spared little expense emerging themselves into the depths of a vibrant tradition.

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Their duo debut album, “The Show About Nothing,” features original compositions that incorporate all of these influences and even, at times, the driving backbeat of hip hop and the frenzied jumble of electronica. But this isn’t some slap-dash, stir-fry of half-cooked ingredients; it is a well conceived and pristinely executed statement by two immensely sensitive musicians, with melody as the chief arbiter.

When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charles Meunch make up the trio.

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Their full-length debut, “The Stray Birds,” was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Tickets for this performance are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard, call 541-994-9994.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former DeLake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

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