St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser dinner in Siletz – Help to reduce drug and alcohol dependency.

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Mar 072011
 

The Siletz Valley Partnership is once again hosting a St Patrick’s Dinner and Sale, which will take place Saturday March 12th at the Siletz Valley Grange Hall, 215 SE Gaither Street, Siletz.

Dinner will be $5 ages 6-12; $7 ages 13 and up; FREE for children under age 5 and will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. The traditional Irish menu consists of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, salad, soda bread and dessert.

A Silent Auction will take place during the evening and will end promptly at 7:30 pm. Donations of additional auction items would be much appreciated.

The Siletz Valley Partnership is a nonprofit Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition in the Siletz Valley.

Anyone with questions about the event or who would like to donate sale items is encouraged to contact Lynn Whitlow at 541-444-2484 or Michelle Schaffer at 541-444-1023.

Upcoming classical music concert with Trio Pastiche at Little Whale Cove.

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Mar 062011
 

Provided by Frank Geltner, Volunteer
Ernest Bloch Legacy Project

I have been asked to share the news of an upcoming concert by the Trio Pastiche on Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. This concert is presented by the OCCMS in conjunction with the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and is sponsored in part by Depoe Bay branch of West Coast Bank.

Kris Klavik, Oboe
A versatile musician with an extensive playing background performing in orchestral, musical theater and jazz venues. Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Kris has had the pleasure of performing with many groups including Fear No Music, Bloch Festival Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Mock’s Crest Productions to name just a few. Currently she can be heard playing oboe/english horn with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bravo!Vancouver Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Chamber Players. She has performed in Switzerland and toured France with the Central New York Orchestra as principal oboe.

Carolyn Arnquist, Clarinet
Carolyn Arnquist, clarinet, is both principal clarinet and frequent soloist with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Newport Symphony Orchestra, Portland Chamber Orchestra and Rose City Chamber Orchestra. She will be the featured soloist in January, 2006 with the Newport Symphony Orchestra playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

This last summer she toured Italy with the Santa Monica Chamber Philharmonia and in previous summers she has toured with the Schenectady(NY) Symphony in central Europe, France, Switzerland and Greece.

She maintains a private teaching studio in Portland and is the clarinet instructor at Lewis and Clark College.

Signe Lusk, Piano

Signe Lusk was the first accompanying major at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied on scholarship with Marta Bracchi La Roux. She then studied in Germany through the University of Oregon Studies Abroad. After returning to the US, she worked for the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera. She also worked for Seattle Opera and Eugene Opera. Signe was given the OTIS Award for her work as Music Director on Candide. She worked as staff pianist during the 1980’s for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Signe is the pianist for the Pacific International Children’s Choir in Eugene. She has played for the Bach Festival, ACDA festivals, conferences. She has been in concert with Jerome Hines, Nico Castel, and John Del Carlo of the Metropolitan Opera as well as other international artists.

Tickets are $25 each.

For reservations and information please call Chuck Day at 541-764-0278. The concert, in keeping with the tradition of OCCMS, will be presented in a private home — this time in Little Whale Cove.

Frank J. M. Geltner
Volunteer
Ernest Bloch Legacy Project
frank@newportnet.com
541-563-3844
541-961-1482

Siletz Warriors get a jubilant homecoming as 1A State Basketball Champions

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Mar 062011
 


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The Siletz Warriors came home Sunday to a loud and appreciative crowd that lined Main Street as their bus and vehicles filled with supporters paraded down the main drag toward their school. It was the first championship for the Warriors in over 30 years, beating The Triad out of Klamath Falls last night at the state basketball tournament in Baker. And it was the first 1A Championship since the district re-opened Siletz Valley School five years ago. The win and the state championship brought a lot of pride with it, which was clearly evident on the faces of Siletz residents young and old.

The video captured the fun and excitement of the day and some quick thoughts from players as well as from Warriors Coach Dave Morgan and Assistant Coach Jim Fisher. Enjoy!

Click it or Ticket!

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Mar 062011
 

Provided by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sergeant Mark Meister

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies successfully completed a safety belt enforcement campaign aimed primarily at increasing safety belt and correct child safety seat use. The blitz took place in February of this year. The local enforcement blitz was part of an effort funded by The Oregon Department of Transportation and involved several other law enforcement agencies.

Local roadway surveys showed safety belt compliance at 96% prior to the blitz and 98% after the blitz ended. During the enforcement period the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued 18 citations; 4 of which were relating to safety belt issues. Deputies made 107 warning contacts during the blitz.

Additional safety belt enforcement blitzes are scheduled for May and August of 2011.

A thoughtful essay on the economy of the U.S. and strategies to improve its prospects.

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Mar 062011
 

Fareed Zakaria

One of the better news-talk programs on television these days is one on CNN anchored by Fareed Zakaria who seemingly assembles what you might call conversations among the international elites of world politics and economy. He’s just completed a series of essays for Time Magazine which is a real eye and brain opener. It offers a clear pathway for those who want a role to play in the transformation of the U.S. as a restored ascendent, rather than stagnated, world power. It’s a real whack in the side of the head.

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What were potholes now evolving into craters in the road to home ownership.

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Mar 062011
 

Home ownership consumer and advocacy groups are today reporting an unimaginable array of experiences trying to own a home even long after the 2007-08 housing market collapse. The groups report that even those who find a suitable home and have the income to pay the mortgage, find themselves in a perplexing maze inside bank bureaucracies that extract large sums in just trying to deal with them.

The story is in the Oregonian. CLick here.

National trend of foreclosure stoppages arrives in Oregon. 70 stopped in Lincoln County alone.

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Mar 062011
 

Lack of proper records of who really owns distressed properties and failure to properly file on them at county recorders offices are stopping foreclosures all over the country and have finally hit home in Oregon. Foreclosure sales in the Oregon last year approached 30 percent of all home sales, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Federal agencies and an increasing number of state attorneys general are investigating the foreclosure and loan-modification practices of the nation’s largest banks. Bank of America has removed many foreclosure listings from their website. Seventy foreclosures here in Lincoln County have been halted, as a result.

Critics point to the red-hot home sales frenzie that preceded the housing bubble collapse as proof that the country’s financial and investment regulations were tossed out the window in the name of unbridled greed and market manipulation. Over-extended homeowners also threw common sense out the same window. The story is in the Oregonian. Click Here

FINAL!! Siletz Valley 70, The Triad 56, Siletz 1A Boys Basketball Champions!!!

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Mar 052011
 

Siletz Valley Warriors, Oregon Boys Basketball 1A Champions

SILETZ VALLEY WARRIORS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS, BOYS 1A!!
Siletz Fire truck will escort the Warriors’ bus into town for their triumphant homecoming, Sunday, 4pm!

9:43 Siletz Valley 44, The Triad 38
9:47 Siletz Valley 47 The Triad 40
9:49 Siletz Valley 52 The Triad 42
9:53 Siletz Valley 53 The Triad 42
9:54 Siletz Valley 54 The Triad 44
9:55 Siletz Valley 55 The Triad 44
9:57 Siletz Valley 55 The Triad 48 Five minutes left in 4th quarter
10:02 Siletz Valley 57 The Triad 48
10:05 Siletz Valley 59 The Triad 48 2.5 minutes left in the game
10:02 Siletz Valley 59 The Triad 51
10:07 Siletz Valley 61 The Triad 51
10:07 Siletz Valley 61 The Triad 53
10:08 Siletz Valley 61 The Triad 54
10:10 Siletz Valley 63 The Triad 54 1.5 minutes left in the game
10:11 Siletz Valley 63 The Triad 56
10:12 Siletz Valley 65 The Triad 56 1:15 left in the game
10:13 Siletz Valley 67 The Triad 56 Less than 1 minute left
10:14 Siletz Valley 69 The Triad 56 13 point lead, the biggest in the game
10:17 Siletz Valley 70 The Triad 56 14 point lead, 11 seconds to go

FINAL SCORE: Siletz Valley 70, The Triad 56, Siletz Valley Warriors are the Boys 1A State Basketball Champions!!!

Jake Carr scored 27 points, Erick Rice 22, and the Warriors (22-5) muscled the Timber Wolves (23-5) to capture the Class 1A state title at Baker High School Saturday evening.

Carr was 9 for 10 from the free-throw line, and Rice was 10 for 12. Rice also had 11 rebounds.

Garrett Powless had 27 points for The Triad of Klamath Falls. The Warriors outscored The Triad every quarter.

Bill in the state legislature seeks to create election campaign limits

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Mar 052011
 

A number of Oregon lawmakers have gotten fed up with Oregon being a state that has no limits on campaign donations, pointing to how it shows up dramatically during election campaigns. But the going may get rough for supporters because in addition to passing donation caps, the change will require Oregon voters to ratify it with an initiative to change the state constitution to allow the cap.

The story is in Oregon Capitol News: Click Here