Possible accident 4.5 miles up highway 20

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May 022016

Pacific West Ambulance dispatched to a report of a possible accident on highway 20 near milepost 4.5, west of Tom Jack Road. The person calling it in says her husband yelled at her to call 911 after they both heard a loud sound that seemed to be a crash.

Pacific West Ambulance on scene saying there is a crash, but it is non-injury. Law enforcement will handle it.

 Posted by at 5:34 PM

Trauma at Drift Creek Falls trail head off Bear Creek Road. Compound fracture.

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May 022016

North Lincoln Fire Rescue is enroute to rescue a man who has possibly fallen at Drift Creek Fall. Compound fracture mentioned. Going to take 5 or 6 firefighters to get him to the trailhead.

Word from the scene is that an elderly male has fallen. Compound fracture to one of his legs. They say the victim is about a mile in from the trailhead at Bear Creek Road and Highway 18.

Fire-Rescue team walking in to pick up the victim and bring him back out to an awaiting ambulance at the trailhead.

 Posted by at 5:33 PM

Toledo Chamber seeking new members…

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May 022016

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From Belinda Goody, Chamber Director

The Toledo Chamber has been actively pursuing new members and encouraging renewals for existing members. Since December, our membership numbers have nearly doubled and we continue to grow and expand our following.

Last month we sent invitations to an additional 320 potential members who provide services to Toledo from outside the area, but you too can be advocates and invite others to join us.

Our Board of Directors seeks to extend our reach to areas outside of Toledo to create the “Greater Toledo Chamber of Commerce” which would include Siletz, Chitwood, Eddyville, Burnt Woods, Elk City and other rural areas which would benefit from being a part of the Toledo Chamber.

For those potential members outside of Toledo, joining the Toledo Chamber allows us to help promote your services and fill in the gaps for services not currently offered in Toledo.

We would also encourage those businesses who are looking to expand to consider Toledo’s Main Street and Highway 20 locations. Often times, rents are much lower than in surrounding areas. We also have a current listing of most of the vacant buildings and retail/commercial properties for rent with owner contact information.

The Board is also seeking additional members who are able to be active, attend regular monthly meetings and events.

We look forward to working with you soon!


Belinda Goody

 Posted by at 3:18 PM

Lemonade Project needs some help…

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May 022016

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The Lemonade Project Needs Volunteers!

What is “The Lemonade Project” ?

“The Lemonade Project” is a social enterprise sponsored by the Newport Farmers Market. Volunteers make and sell fresh squeezed lemonade at the Newport Farmers Market.

What is the purpose?
The proceeds from the lemonade sales fund a program benefiting shoppers at the Market who participate in S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called Food Stamps). The Project provides S.N.A.P. shoppers with matching funds, up to 6 dollars each week, when they use their benefits card at the Market to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

How does it work?
S.N.A.P. shoppers can use their electronic benefits card to purchase $1.00 tokens using our ATM machine at the market manager’s table. The Farmers Market will give them a matching dollar amount in tokens, up to $6.00. These tokens can be used at the Farmers Market to purchase food; fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, bread and plants that produce food such as tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc.

This program encourages low-income shoppers to come to the Farmers Market and helps to stretch their limited food dollars while adding healthy fruits and vegetables to their diet.

The Newport Farmers Market is committed to providing access to fresh, locally grown foods for everyone!

If you or your business or organization would like to help with this effort by volunteering on a Saturday morning at the booth, please contact Katie McNeil 541-961-1006 for more information and scheduling. It is fun and easy and everyone has a great time for a good cause!

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Weekly Lincoln County Real Estate Report – Tammy Gagne, Broker

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May 022016
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Weekly Market Report
Data provided by Lincoln County Board of Realtors
Prepared by Tammy Gagne – Advantage Real Estate
4/24/2016 to  5/2/2016

FOR SALE                                                966
SALES PENDING                                    239
SOLD – April 24 to May 2 18
2016 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                  350
2015 YEAR TO DATE  SOLD                 315

FOR SALE                                                674
SALES PENDING                                    29
SOLD – April 24 to May 2                       7
2016 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                  61
2015 YEAR TO DATE SOLD                  72

30YR FIXED – 3.625% – 3.75%
FHA/VA – 3.25% – 3.5%
15 YEAR FIXED – 3.00%
5 YEAR ARMS –  2.75% – 3.25% depending on the lender

Average sold price of residential homes is  $268,243.  Average days on the market to sell is 178 days. Many sales pending in the residential home sales as this time. Inventory is reducing quickly. Prices are beginning to rise in most areas slightly.
Tammy Gagne is a licensed Realtor in the State of Oregon License #870600040

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Four Lessons Grandparents and Grandchildren Can Learn Together

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May 022016

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Four Lessons Grandparents and Grandchildren Can Learn Together
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If you’re a grandparent, maintaining a strong connection with your grandchildren is important, but that may become harder over the years as they leave for college or become busier building their careers and families. While they’re just
starting out financially, you have a lifetime of experience. Although you’re at opposite ends of the spectrum, you have more in common than you think. Focusing on what you can learn together and what you can teach each other about financial matters may help you see that you’re not that different after all.

1. Saving toward a financial goal

When your grandchildren were young, you may have encouraged them to save by giving them spare change for their piggy banks or slipping a check into their birthday cards. Now that they’re older, they may have trouble saving for the future when they’re focused on paying bills. They may want and need advice, but may not be comfortable asking for it. You’re in a good position to share what experience has taught you about balancing priorities, which may include saving for short-term goals such as a home down payment and long-term goals such as retirement. You’ll also learn something about what’s important to them in the process.

You may even be willing and able to give money to your grandchildren to help them target their goals. While you can generally give up to $14,000 per person per year without being subject to gift tax rules, you may want to explore the idea of offering matching funds instead of making an outright gift. For example, for every dollar your grandchild is able to save toward a specific goal, you match it, up to whatever limit you decide to set. But avoid giving too much. No matter how generous you want to be, you should prioritize your own retirement.

2. Weathering market ups and downs

Your grandchildren are just starting out as investors, while you have likely been in the market for many years and lived through more than one challenging economic climate. When you’re constantly barraged by market news, it’s
easy to become too focused on short-term results; however, the longer-term picture is also important. As the market goes up, novice investors may become overly enthusiastic, but when the market goes down they may become overly discouraged, which can lead to poor decisions about buying and selling. Sharing your perspective on the historical performance of the market and your own portfolio may help them learn to avoid making decisions based on emotion. Focusing on fundamentals such as asset allocation, diversification, and tolerance for risk can remind you both of the wisdom of having a plan in place to help you weather stormy market conditions.

Note: Asset allocation and diversification do not guarantee a profit or protect against investment loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

3. Using technology wisely

Some people avoid the newest technology because they think the learning curve will be steep. That’s where your grandchildren can help. With their intuitive understanding of technology, they can introduce you to the latest and greatest financial apps and opportunities, including those that may help you manage your financial accounts online, pay your bills, track investments, and stay in touch with professionals.

Unfortunately, as the use of technology has grown, so have scams that target individuals young and old. Your grandchildren might know a lot about using technology, but you have the experience to know that even financially savvy individuals are vulnerable. Consider making a pact with your grandchildren that if you are asked for financial information over the phone, via email, or online (including account or Social Security numbers); asked to invest in
something that promises fast profits; or contacted by a person or business asking for money, you will discuss it with each other and with a trusted professional before taking action.

4. Giving back

Another thing you and your grandchildren might have in common is that you want to make the world a better place.

Perhaps you are even passionate about the same special causes. If you live in the same area, you might be able to volunteer together in your community, using your time and talents to improve the lives of others. But if not, there are
plenty of ways you can give back together. For example, you might donate to a favorite charity, or even find the time to take a “volunteer vacation.” Traveling together can be an enjoyable way for you and your grandchildren to bond while you meet other people across the country or globe who share your enthusiasm.
Many vacations don’t require experience, just a willingness to help–and learn–something you and your grandchildren can do together.

Note: According to a Pew Research study, there are some significant differences between members of the Millennial generation (born 1981-96) and the Silent generation (born 1928-45).
• 68% of men and 63% of women in the Millennial generation are employed, compared with 78% of men and 38% of women in the Silent generation when they were young.
• 68% of Millennial generation members have never been married, compared with 32% of Silent generation members when they were the same age.
• 21% of men and 27% of women in the Millennial generation have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with only 12% of men and 7% of women in the Silent generation when they were young.
Source: “How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago,” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.

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LCPD statement – Lincoln City Pedestrian Struck During Hit and Run

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May 022016

The following is a statement from Lincoln City Police regarding the hit and run in Lincoln City on the evening of May 1.

Not the Actual Vehicle – Reference photo only for vehicle type

Not the Actual Vehicle – Reference photo only for vehicle type

On 05/01/16 at approximately 21:15 PM, a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian on US Highway 101 near SW 16th Street. The vehicle then left the scene without stopping.

The victim, 34-year-old victim, Kurtis Chase, was struck by the vehicle as it traveled Southbound on US Highway 101. Chase was transported via Pacific West ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and later flown to Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

The Lincoln City Police Department was assisted by members of the Lincoln County Multi-Agency Crash Team, which included Toledo Police Department, Newport Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State Police. They were also assisted by North Lincoln Fire and Rescue units at the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicate the involved vehicle is a dark blue-green Nissan Titan pickup truck, model year between 2004 and 2013 similar to vehicle captured in the photo above. The vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side headlight area.

The incident is currently under investigation and anyone with any information, is asked to contact the Lincoln City Police at (541) 994-3636.

Sergeant Brian Eskridge
Lincoln City Police Department.

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Help Eureka Cemetery Light Up Their Two Veterans Memorials!

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May 022016
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Help light up the Veterans Memorial

Veterans Star at Eureka Cemetery, Newport

Veterans Star at Eureka Cemetery, Newport

Eureka Cemetery & Mausoleum Association has launched a GoFundMe.com campaign to install lighting to illuminate their two Veteran’s Memorials on their cemetery grounds – hopefully by their Memorial Day celebration. At a cost of $6.000, any and all efforts and donations will be greatly appreciated.

Over 800 veterans rest within the cemetery’s 22 acres of grounds and mausoleum. They honor all of them for their service. As a 501(c)(13) non-profit cemetery, all donations are tax deductible.

Willing donors may donate directly on their Go Fund Me account by clicking here There is also information on the lighting campaign on their website at www.EurekaCemetery.org

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