Sep 012014
 
Sunsets with a small American flag still waving. Dr. G PhD, Bayshore photo

Sunsets with a small American flag still waving.
Dr. G PhD, Bayshore photo

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Sep 012014
 
GOP Hecklers make their point, but so does Gov. Kitzhaber...

GOP Hecklers make their point, but so does Gov. Kitzhaber…
The Oregonian photo

There were a number of GOP hecklers raising a few issues of their own when Democrat Governor John Kitzhaber took the stage at Oaks Park in Portland Monday, celebrating Labor Day and it’s roots creating worker rights for better pay and benefits.

The GOP roisters shouted out that women in his administration get paid 20% less than the men in his administration. Gov. Kitzhaber shot back with some thoughts of his own.

Here’s the rest of the story in the Oregonian. Click here.

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Sep 012014
 
Half Moon Ken Gagne

Half Moon
Ken Gagne

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Sep 012014
 

Ken Gagne caught the Yachats Family Robinson setting up housekeeping on a deserted island in Yachats Bay...

Ken Gagne caught the Yachats Family Robinson setting up housekeeping on a desert island in Yachats Bay…


Meanwhile Mr. Gagne was preparing to yell out to them when the next high tide is expected....

Meanwhile Mr. Gagne was preparing to yell out to them when the next high tide is expected….

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Sep 012014
 
Looking down from his back yard...you can see the critters at the end of the Bayshore Spit...

Looking down from his back yard…you can see the critters at the end of the Bayshore Spit…

And with Glen's camera zoom, you get it up close and nearly personal!

And with Glen’s camera zoom, you get it up close and nearly personal!
Glen Weaver photos

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 Posted by at 4:43 PM
Sep 012014
 
Seal Rock Water District Office Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District Office
Really nice place to work!

Seal Rock Water District is looking for a new Accounts Receivable/Utility Billing Clerk!

Full Time: 40 hours/week (M-F 7:30am-4:00pm)
Salary: $13.44 – $19.03/hour D.O.E. (benefit pkg)

Applicant must complete SRWD application & supplemental application. The employer has requested that WorkSource Oregon (state employment office, Newport) pre-screen all applicants for this position. Please contact your local WorkSource Oregon office if you wish to apply for this job.

Applications available from Oregon State Employment Division, 120 NE Avery, Newport, OR 97365, 541-265-8891.

Applications must be returned to Oregon State Employment Division on or before September 30, 2014 at 4:00pm.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to ClassifiedsLincolnCounty.com, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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 Posted by at 4:10 PM
Sep 012014
 
Newport needs lifeguards!

Newport needs lifeguards!

From City of Newport

The Newport Swimming Pool is hiring lifeguards. Must be able to swim 300 yards and complete a lifeguard training course. (Provided once you are hired).

Pay starts at $9.64 hr, is part time, and must be able to work evenings and some weekends. Open to all applicants. Must be at least 15 years old but we also hire retired or someone looking to supplement hours with a second job. Great position working for the City of Newport!

For more information please call 541-265-7770 and ask for Kathy or Heather, or you can visit the City web site at NewportOregon.gov, print out a City job application and bring it to the pool.

For more information on these and other employment opportunities go to ClassifiedsLincolnCounty.com, or just click here. Or you can always click on the CLC ads on the sides of this webpage. By the way, there are a number of garage and yard sales this weekend, so check those out too on Classifieds Lincoln County.

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Sep 012014
 
South Beach beach walk as summer winds down...

South Beach beach walk as summer winds down…
Julie Sachetti photo

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Sep 012014
 

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From Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner are continuing the investigation to confirm the cause of death of a 70-year old Charleston man Sunday while he was on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean. Initial investigation indicates he may have died from natural causes.

On August 31, at 7:47 a.m., two OSP troopers were dispatched to the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard (USCG) Station in Newport to meet USCG personnel while a boat was returning from the Pacific Ocean with a deceased adult male. At approximately 12:31 p.m., the fishing vessel “Carolyn Ruth” arrived at the station.

Initial investigation indicates the boat’s captain and EUGENE ELMER COMPTON, age 70, from Charleston, left port on August 30 at approximately 3:00 p.m. to go fishing about 25 miles off shore. Later that evening, COMPTON indicated he wasn’t feeling well and went to bed. According to the boat’s captain, COMPTON reportedly got up during the middle of the night and was found deceased later that morning after the captain awoke.

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 Posted by at 1:23 PM
Sep 012014
 
Kerry Terrel photo

Kerry Terrel photo

Commentary:

Kerry Terrel’s photo of the American flag with a SETTING sun shining through it seems uncomfortably poignant. Labor Day was established to celebrate the labor movement which created, through the growth of unions, the 40 hour work week, weekends off, overtime pay, paid vacations and other benefits for many jobs.

But over the past twenty years, especially, union membership has fallen like a rock, wages across the economy for those “doing labor” have stagnated or even fallen, and the whole concept of organizing to put pressure on owners and management to preserve workers’ “fair share” of the profits has all but evaporated. Most people who have little more than their labor to offer are counting themselves lucky just to have a job.

Having said all that, let’s also acknowledge computerized automation in manufacturing processes, the exportation of a large portion of the U.S. manufacturing sector and couple those with the skyrocketing cost of college or university training and education and you get a perfect recipe for a rapid decline in lifestyles for those who fall into the abyss.

The labor playing field has changed – and that change is accelerating. To turn that around our public education system needs to be geared to not only the basic three R’s but also to the big “G” – “Global.”

America is losing the global race to other countries that have already realized that the future looks not just a little or even moderately different from the past, but completely different. It means that we’ve got to spend less time yelling “USA! USA! USA!” and get busy mastering the obvious – that our children are not “costs” – they are our country’s most precious asset. EVERY CHILD requires more than they’re getting from our public schools. EVERY CHILD needs to be assessed and nurtured academically so that the VAST MAJORITY of them graduate high school with job skills that will be relevant for more than three years. EVERY CHILD needs access to a college or university education – and that such access is not poo poo’d by naysayers who claim to know who is or isn’t “college material.”

The future belongs to countries smart enough to realize what it takes to be a successful part a global whole. Countries that provide educational nurturing and uplifting support to their children are going to continue to outcompete the U.S. as long as the U.S. considers higher education a “luxury” rather than a fundamental pathway to a life worth living and an American way of life worth protecting and preserving.

If we don’t make job training and higher education more affordable for our children, or even free as some leading countries do, then we will continue to see America slip farther and farther down the ladder of innovation and prosperity.

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