Dave Morgan

A Nice Family Christmas

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Dec 112018
 


Theatre West presents A Nice Family Christmas, a comedy by Phil Olsen. The director is Rich Emery. Rich directed Meanwhile, Back on the Couch last season. He has both acted and directed at Theatre West.

The play will run from December 27 through January 20, 2019 at Theatre West. It will be presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 P.M. There will be one Sunday matinee on January 20 with curtain at 2:00 P.M.

On regular performance days, the box office is open at 4:00 P.M. The doors open at 7:00 P.M. and play begins promptly at 7:30 P.M. Advance reservations for all performances are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (541) 994-5663. Please leave a message and someone will call you back.

Theatre West is a non-profit, all volunteer community theatre dating back to 1975. Membership is open to all with dues at $15.00 per year for individuals, $25.00 for couples and $35.00 for families. Everyone in the community is invited to join and support our Lincoln City community theatre. More information about the theatre may be found at www.theatrewest.com or call (541) 994-5663 anytime. You will also find Theatre West of Lincoln City on Facebook and Twitter.

Statewide meeting about the Oregon Housing Plan

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Dec 112018
 


Deadline for public comment on Statewide Housing Plan, Wed. Dec. 19. Public meetings to learn more held this week in Eugene, Redmond, Forest Grove and Newport

Please review the Public Review Draft of the Statewide Housing Plan prior to taking this survey: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/pages/oshp.aspx

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is accepting public comment through December 19 on their draft Breaking New Ground: Oregon’s Statewide Housing Plan. The Statewide ​Housing Plan is an important step forward to articulate the extent of Oregon’s housing problem and what can be done to address it. A copy of the Plan, appendices, a survey for your comments, and an interview with Director Margaret Salazar can all be found at this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OregonStatewideHousingPlan (Survey closes Dec. 19, 2018)​

Four remaining public meetings are being held this week to learn more and provide comments:
Eugene – December 10th 10 AM -12 PM at UO’s Knight Library
Redmond – December 11th 12 PM – 1 PM at Redmond City Hall – Part of the Housing For All meeting
Forest Grove – December 11th 1 PM – 3 PM at Forest Grove City Hall
Newport – December 13th 1 PM – 3 PM at Oregon Coast Community College
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is accepting public comment through December 19 on their draft Breaking New Ground: Oregon’s Statewide Housing Plan. The Statewide ​Housing Plan is an important step forward to articulate the extent of Oregon’s housing problem and what can be done to address it. A copy of the Plan, appendices, a survey for your comments, and an interview with Director Margaret Salazar can all be found at this link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OregonStatewideHousingPlan
(Survey closes Dec. 19, 2018)​

Four remaining public meetings are being held this week to learn more and provide comments:
Eugene – December 10th 10 AM -12 PM at UO’s Knight Library
Redmond – December 11th 12 PM – 1 PM at Redmond City Hall – Part of the Housing For All meeting
Forest Grove – December 11th 1 PM – 3 PM at Forest Grove City Hall
Newport – December 13th 1 PM – 3 PM at Oregon Coast Community College

What’s in the plan?
Breaking New Ground: the OHCS Statewide Housing Plan, is a five-year look at the agency’s priorities, goals, and strategies in ensuring a stable and affordable housing landscape.

“There is no single solution that can solve the housing crisis in Oregon, but together, we are making progress,” said Governor Kate Brown. “The new Statewide Housing Plan, driven by Oregon Housing and Community Services, will serve as our roadmap to make sure more Oregonians have a safe, affordable place to call home.”

The Plan identifies six priorities with corresponding goals and strategies including:
Equity and Racial Justice: Advance equity and racial justice by identifying and addressing institutional and systemic barriers that have created and perpetuated patterns of disparity in housing and economic prosperity.
Homelessness: Build a coordinated and concerted statewide effort to prevent and end homelessness, with a focus on ending unsheltered homelessness of Oregon’s children and veterans.

Permanent Supportive Housing: Invest in permanent supportive housing, a proven strategy to reduce chronic homelessness and reduce barriers to housing stability.

Affordable Rental Housing: Work to close the affordable rental housing gap and reduce housing cost burden for low-income Oregonians.

Home ownership: Provide more low- and moderate-income Oregonians with the tools to successfully achieve and maintain home ownership, particularly in communities of color.

Rural Communities: Change the way OHCS does business in small towns and rural communities to be responsive to the unique housing and service needs and unlock opportunities for housing development.

For more information: Ariel Nelson, Government Relations and Communications Liaison, Oregon Housing and Community Services, 503-949-0201, Ariel.Nelson@oregon.gov

Housing Oregon is working towards the day when every Oregonian has a safe and healthy place to call home.
Our mission is to support and strengthen our members through advocacy, communications, and best practices development.

PO Box 8427 | Portland, OR 97207 | 503-475-6056 | Brian@HousingOregon.org

Names released in Monday night’s fatal crash in north Newport

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Dec 112018
 


On Tuesday, December 10th, Newport Police officers and OSP, along with Newport Fire, were dispatched to the area of NW 68th Street and Highway 101, on a report of a head-on collision. Officers arrived and determined two vehicles were involved and there were multiple injured occupants, including one occupant trapped inside a vehicle.

The investigation revealed a white GEO Metro headed southbound on Highway 101 had crossed the centerline where it crashed head on into a Chevrolet S10 Blazer, which had been traveling northbound.

Newport Fire and PacWest Ambulance arrived and pronounced the driver of the Geo, who was trapped inside the vehicle, deceased as a result of the injuries.

The drivers of the vehicles involved in the fatal crash on Highway 101 at NW 68th have been identified. The driver of the Geo Metro was identifeid as Candous Lee Holberg, 52, Waldport. Holberg was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer was identified as Jacqueline Eve Read, 34, Lincoln City. Read’s passenger was identified as Carl Vincent Davidson, 44, South Beach. Read and Davidson suffered minor injuries during the crash.

The crash remains under of investigation.

Highway 101 was closed for several hours while the Lincoln County Interagency Major Crash Team completed their investigation.

A lot to know about Seal Rock…

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Dec 112018
 

Seal Rock
The Book!

Great Christmas Gift!
Interested in local geology and our beautiful coastline?

Seal Rock resident, Maxine Centala, authored a book on The Geology of the Seal Rock Area a few years ago. 94 pages, with OVER 100 COLOR photographs, as well as maps and diagrams. Truly an exquisite book. It’s available at the Fireside Motel in Yachats for $20.50, which is the cost of printing it. Thank you to Drew Roslund of the Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel, who discusses local geology with guests, and because of their interest offered to have print copies of the book available for sale at the Fireside.

This book is for the lay person who wants to learn about this spectacular part of the Oregon coast. It focuses on many aspects of the basalt, sandstone and sea cliffs that are visible on a walk along the beach between Alsea Bay and Ona Beach State Park. It includes a section on Yachats Basalt and briefly mentions the basalts of Yaquina Head, Cape Foulweather and Depoe Bay. It covers topics such as paleontology, buried forests, beach sand, marine terraces, changing sea levels and earthquakes.

It is also available for downloading at
http://www.geologyofsealrock.wordpress.com

For some, Christmas is not all that joyful – How to cope….

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Dec 102018
 

The Christmas Tree!
Viggo Johansen, 1895


Grief and loss during the holidays

Family, togetherness and celebrations are main themes during the holidays. As we grow up we are consistently told that the holidays are times for connecting with those we love. We have traditions that are followed year in and year out. The same foods are shared, gifts are exchanged and our homes are decorated. Walking into any store with the holiday music and decorations reminds us of the holidays.

These traditions or customs can feel like an injury if we have experienced grief or loss through death, divorce or illness. It reminds us of the good times and the togetherness we will no longer share with the loved one. Watching others celebrate when feeling overwhelmed, lonely or sad can be very painful. Holidays force us to recognize, once again, how much our lives have changed .

Although grief and loss are part of life, it comes in many different ways. Many grief specialists have compared grief and loss to a ride on a roller coaster. To some it can be a frightening ride, to others it can produce anxiety at unpredictable times. It is the plunge into the unknown that overwhelms and isolates us.

Here are some strategies that may help you or someone you know that is experiencing grief and loss at this time,

Set realistic expectations for yourself. Remember that this year is different from years past. Ask yourself if you want to continue the traditions or customs of the past.

Start a new tradition. During this time of year, create a tradition to honor the loved one or past memories. Go out to dinner instead of creating an decorative and festive meal. Or schedule a trip with friends or family.

Surround yourself with those who love and support you. Share your feelings and memories with others who may also miss the traditions of the past.

Help someone else. Consider donating a gift in memory of your loved one. Invite friends who might otherwise be alone to your home. Offer your services and time to non-profits.

Give yourself time. The grieving process cannot be managed in a prescribed manner. Every individual has his/her own unique grief experience and may have different needs during the holidays.

Take care of yourself. Try to avoid the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Stay active. Keep a journal of your journey through grief and your recovery. Buy yourself something frivolous.

The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to commemorate the holidays and to know that grief is a wild and crazy ride.

As once stated, “Grief is something you never really get over, but you put it in a place inside you and deal with it the way you have to,” Laura Branigan, singer and actress.

If you are interested in participating in a grief recovery group please contact me at (925) 550-0361.

Submitted by Nancy Resnikoff, M.A., LMFT, (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)

Bad crash 101 at NW 68th north of Newport

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Dec 102018
 

7:55pm
A serious traffic crash on Highway 101 at Nw 68th north of Newport. Head on collision. Possible fatality in one of the vehicles. Caution if you’re headed through that stretch of 101.

8:01pm
Highway 101 is completely shut down.

Traffic Crash on 101 at milepost 135 – south side of Foulweather

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Dec 102018
 

6:14pm
Newport Fire-Rescue is enroute to a report of a traffic crash south of Cape Foulweather near Beverly Beach. Elderly man and his care crashed into a hillside.
Watch for emergency vehicles.

6:24pm
Driver is out of his vehicle. Appears to be okay.

Running from police lands young motorcyclist in jail in Newport

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Dec 102018
 

Jason Avery
Failure to pullover.
Crashed motorcycle in the process.


Late last week Newport Police Officers tried to stop a motorcyclist for traffic violations near the intersection of South Coast Hwy and SW Case St.

When Officers activated their emergency lights to conduct the traffic stop, the motorcycle quickly accelerated southbound on S Coast Hwy with the Officers on a pursuit.

Officers observed the motorcyclist speeding through traffic at speeds estimated between 80 mph and 90 mph over the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Officers lost sight of the motorcycle and terminated the pursuit. A short time later, Officers were notified by a passing motorist that the motorcycle had crashed near the intersection of South Coast Hwy and SE 32nd St. Officers responded to the area and located a male subject walking away from the area. The male was identified as 21 Year Old, Jason Avery of Newport.

Avery was detained while the investigation continued. Officers were able to locate Avery’s motorcycle hidden off the roadway on SE 32nd St. Avery had stashed his motorcycle in an attempt to evade being located.

Avery was subsequently taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of Attempt to Elude Police and Reckless Driving. Avery also received citations for Speeding, Unsafe Passing, and No Motorcycle Endorsement.

On the Road to Retirement, Beware of These Five Risks

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Dec 102018
 

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Duane J. Silbernagel
Financial Advisor
Waddell & Reed
541-614-1322


On the Road to Retirement, Beware of These Five Risks
Provided By: Duane J. Silbernagel

On your journey to retirement, you’ll likely face many risks that have the potential to throw you off course. Following are five common challenges retirement investors face. Take some time now to review and understand them before your journey takes an unplanned detour.

1. Traveling aimlessly
Setting out on an adventure without a definitive destination can be exciting, but probably not when it comes to saving for retirement. As you begin your retirement strategy, one of the first steps you’ll need to take is identifying a goal. While some people prefer to establish one big lump-sum accumulation amount — for example, $1 million or more — others find that type of number daunting. They might focus on how much their savings will need to generate each month during retirement — say, the equivalent of $5,000 in today’s dollars, for example. (“In today’s dollars” refers to the fact that inflation will likely increase your future income needs. These examples are for illustrative purposes only. They are not meant as investment advice.)

Regardless of the approach you follow, setting a goal may help you better focus your investment strategy. In order to set a realistic target, you’ll need to consider a number of factors — your desired lifestyle, pre-retirement income, health, Social Security benefits, any traditional pension benefits you or your spouse may be entitled to, and others. Examining your personal situation both now and in the future can help you determine how much you may need to accumulate.

2. Investing too conservatively…
Another key to determining how much you may need to save on a regular basis is targeting an appropriate rate of return, or how much your contribution dollars may earn on an ongoing basis. Afraid of losing money, some retirement investors choose only the most conservative investments, hoping to preserve their hard-earned assets. However, investing too conservatively can be risky, too. If your investment dollars do not earn enough, you may end up with a far different retirement lifestyle than you had originally planned.

3. …Or too aggressively
On the other hand, retirement investors striving for the highest possible returns might select investments that are too risky for their overall situations. Although you might consider investing at least some of your retirement portfolio in more aggressive investments to potentially outpace inflation, the amount you invest in such higher-risk vehicles should be based on a number of factors. Appropriate investments for your retirement savings mix are those that take into consideration your total savings goal, your time horizon (or how much time you have until retirement), and your ability to withstand changes in your account’s value. Would you be able to sleep at night if your portfolio lost 10%, 15%, even 20% of its overall value over a short time period? These are the types of scenarios you must consider when choosing an investment mix.

4. Giving in to temptation
On the road to retirement, you will likely face many financial challenges as well — the unplanned need for a new car, an unexpected home repair, an unforeseen medical expense are just some examples.
During these trying times, your retirement savings may loom as a potential source of emergency funding. But think twice before tapping your retirement savings assets, particularly if your money is in an employer-sponsored retirement plan or an IRA. Consider that:
• Any dollars you remove from your portfolio will no longer be working for your future
• You may have to pay regular income taxes on distribution amounts that represent tax-deferred investment dollars and earnings
• If you’re under age 591⁄2, you may have to pay an additional penalty tax of 10% to 25% (depending on the type of plan and other factors; some exceptions apply)
For these reasons, it’s best to carefully consider all of your options before using money earmarked for retirement.

5. Prioritizing college saving over retirement

Many well-meaning parents may feel that saving for their children’s college education should be a higher priority than saving for their own retirement. “We can continue working, if needed,” or “our home will fund our retirement,” they may think. However, these can be very risky trains of thought. While no parent wants his or her children to take on a heavy debt burden to pay for education, loans are a common and realistic college-funding option — not so for retirement. If saving for both college and retirement seems impossible, consider speaking with a financial professional who can help you explore the variety of tools and options.
No investment strategy can guarantee success. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of your contribution dollars. There is no assurance that working with a financial professional will result in investment success.
I hope you found this beneficial and informational. For more information about me and my services, visit my website: www.duane.wrfa.com

Thank you for your interest.

Duane Silbernagel is a Financial Advisor in Lincoln City, Oregon offering securities through Waddell & Reed, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. He can be reached at (541) 614-1322 or via email at DSilbernagel@wradvisors.com.

This article is meant to be general in nature and should not be construed as investment or financial advice related to your personal situation. The article was written by an independent third party, Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. (Copyright 2018) and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Waddell& Reed is not affiliated with www.newslincolncounty.com website and is not responsible for any other content posted to this website. (10/18)

Single vehicle crash on North Deer Valley Road

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Dec 082018
 

9:35pm
Report of a single vehicle crash on North Deer Valley Road in the Otis area. Vehicle sheared off a power pole which is now blocking the roadway. Wires are down as well. North Lincoln Fire-Rescue is enroute.

9:45pm
North Lincoln Fire is on scene.

Someone may have fallen off Jump Off Joe to the beach below

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Dec 082018
 

8:30pm
Reports from the scene at Newport’s Jump Off Joe say that a person may have fallen off the cliff to the beach below. Fire Rescue is working the beach area as well as the cliff face and any ledges for any sign of an injured person. So far, no one found.

8:45pm
Rescuers have found a victim down the cliff at 1100 NW Coast Street – off Jump Off Joe. Sounds like the victim landed on a ledge or an outcropping. No word on their condition. Lincoln County Rope Rescue is headed for the scene to repel down the cliff face and retrieve the victim.

9:00pm
Rope Team cancelled.

Call for citizen photos: Email to: News@NewsLincolnCounty.com

Model Trains on display at Toledo Depot Building near post office

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Dec 082018
 

Toledo Railroad Station
Downtown Toledo


The Lincoln City Kiwanis model train set previously exhibited in Lincoln City will be featured at the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society’s (YPRHS) holiday model train show the second and third weekends of December. The show will include HO scale, N scale, and Z scale model trains. A 1996 LEGO train will also be included.

The show’s hours vary to give people flexibility in scheduling holiday activities. It will run from 4 pm to 7 pm on Fridays, December 14th and 21st; 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, December 15th and 22nd; and noon to 4 pm on Sundays, December 16th and 23rd. It will be held in the Toledo Depot building, across the street from the YPRHS’s museum and the Toledo Post Office. The Depot is also down the hill from the AWPPW Local 13 Union Hall.

A selection of model train cars and accessories will be available for purchase. Admission to the show is free. Donations are appreciated.

YPRHS is dedicated to educating the public on the historical and present impact of economic development of the railroad, its people, and its machinery in Lincoln County through preservation, interpretation, and restoration. It operates the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Museum, sells related books, and has an extensive library about railroads.

Vehicle plows into units at Little Creek Apartments

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Dec 082018
 

7:05PM
A driver lost control of his car on NE 36th in the Little Creek Apartments complex in north Newport. The driver smashed into an apartment. Unknown if anyone was injured.

7:11PM
NO INJURIES.

Report of a fire alarm on Whalesong, Depoe Bay

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Dec 082018
 

Report of fire alarms going off at 190 Whalesong Drive, Depoe Bay.

First fire engine crew on scene reports that no smoke is visible.

Fritefighters on scene report faulty fire alarm.