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A great way to get to know your neighbors in Gleneden Beach

Gleneden Beach
Community Club

 

Gleneden Beach Community Club Breakfast, Sunday, March 1, 8-11am

Come visit with friends (and meet new ones) at this event, and enjoy scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, and all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus a variety of beverages. $6 for adults, $3 for kids 4-10 years old, and free for kiddos under age 4. This event is open to everyone and is held on the first Sunday of the month (except January and July) at the Community Center, 110 Azalea, Gleneden Beach. For more information, visit glenedenbeach.org.

The Gleneden Beach Community Club is located at 110 Azalea Street, just off the Gleneden Beach Loop Road. It is a non-profit organization established in 1947 as a social group for those living year-around in Gleneden Beach and for those who have vacation homes in the area.

As a member of the Community Club (GBCC) you could participate in making decisions about fixing our roads, making plans for emergency preparedness, help some of the children and poorer residents in our community, participate in donations to our local county Food Bank, and make other decisions about Gleneden Beach.

There is a breakfast on the 1st Sunday of each month, except for January and July. There is no breakfast held in January and the breakfast in July is held on the 4th. The breakfast is open to the public and there is more information in the events calendar.

A potluck dinner and meeting are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month (except January & July) starting at 6 PM.

The July 4th parade and celebration are supported through the Community Club, along with many, many volunteers who make it successful.

Every Thursday morning a group of women meet at the club from 10am to noon, where you can meet and talk with other local residents. (All community residents are invited, including men) This group produces a quilt each year for a July 4th raffle.

All profits from club activities go toward club building maintenance, high school scholarships, and other purposes as determined by club members.

One can reserve the hall for all sorts of gatherings, including weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, and birthday parties. Usage fee is based on group, type of event and hours. Proof of liability insurance is required. Call 541-921-9573 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

You can become a club member for only $15 per year for your entire family, or $7.50 for a single person.

Join us now. Become acquainted with your neighbors and residents of Gleneden Beach!

Incumbent District Attorney Jonathan Cable seeks full term as LC District Attorney

Jonathan Cable
Running for District Attorney Lincoln County

Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable has announced his candidacy for May’s election to retain his position. Cable was appointed by Governor Kate Brown recently to fill the vacancy of former District Attorney (DA) Michelle Branam, who stepped down from the position Sept. 11, 2019.

Four candidates vied for the appointment, which included several interviews and a background investigation by the Oregon State Police. “I was honored to be appointed by Governor Kate Brown as the District Attorney of Lincoln County,” Cable said. “This is a non-partisan position. I am a registered independent. My most recent opponent did not apply at that time. She holds an Oregon law license issued in June 2016 and a Nevada law license issued in May 2018. The final decision is up to you when the election is held in May.”

Cable served Lincoln County as a Deputy District Attorney from December 2006 to November 2015; Seneca County, Ohio as Assistant Prosecutor for Felony Crimes for three years; and Tiffin, Ohio as Assistant City Prosecutor for two years. Cable was most recently a Newport-based defense attorney in private practice for four years. “I have spent the last four years in private practice largely defending the rights of people who could not afford to hire an attorney,” Cable said. “I am proud of that work. The experience has been invaluable. But it is only a small part of the story, as I have practiced criminal law for 18 years.”

Cable spent nine years as a deputy district attorney in Lincoln County, working to protect the vulnerable:
* As a member of the Lincoln County Major Crime Team on the most serious crimes in the county for seven years;
* As chair of the Elder Abuse Task Force, working with partners from several local agencies to ensure the physical and financial safety of those 65 and older;
* As the lead attorney on Lincoln County’s juvenile dependency cases, with the goal of keeping children safe and reuniting families;
* Litigating cases involving physical abuse of children; and
* Prosecuting the majority of felony domestic violence cases for several years.

Cable also served as president of Lincoln County Employee Association representing county employees in contract and disciplinary matters, giving him experience in county budget and personnel; Oregon State Bar Criminal Jury Instruction Committee; and as Siletz Tribal Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tempore. Cable received the 2011 Law Enforcement Recognition Award for his service as a deputy district attorney.

“I look forward to working with our community partners to address resources for mental illness and substance abuse, which are involved in so many crimes. If we are able to help those who need it, we can stop the revolving door that costs the community a great deal of money and frustration,” Cable said. “Also, I would like to add stability to the DA’s office, another revolving door. The office consists of approximately 30 employees and an almost $3 million budget. This is not simply a position that involves trying cases. Justice is too important to learn on the job. It’s an honor to serve the people of Lincoln County again.”

Lincoln City Drug Dealer likely “going away” for a while

The Street Crimes Response Team (SCRT) along with Lincoln City Police, Toledo Police, and McMinnville Police executed a search warrant at a residence located at 2333 NE 29th Street in Lincoln City. One of the residents, 60-year-old Daryl Donat, of Lincoln City, was arrested after many months of compiling evidence regarding his involvement in buying and selling illegal narcotics. Also arrested at the residence during the warrant service was 59-year-old Melody Goodmanson, also of Lincoln City.

During the warrant execution the SCRT seized quantities of suspected methamphetamine as well as other items including narcotics paraphernalia such as digital scales and plastic baggies. There were also two children living in Donat’s residence.

Donat was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for, Delivery / Possession / Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and two counts of First Degree Child Neglect. His bail was set at $500,000.00.

Goodmanson was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine. Her bail was set at $15,000.00.

The Street Crimes Response Unit (SCRT) is a county-wide team designed to augment the Patrol Division.  This team specializes in the handling of community impact crimes, such as narcotics investigations, burglaries, and repeat offenders and does so by investigating these crimes thoroughly.

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The SCRT is made up of members of the Newport Police and the Lincoln City Police Departments and routinely obtains assistance from the Toledo Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

LCPD would like to thank McMinnville Police drug-detection K9 Tucker and his handler, who assisted in this investigation.

The Lincoln City Police Department encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity, as it may assist law enforcement. The LCPD Drug Tip Line is available at 541-994-9800.

Samaritan Medical Group welcomes chief operating officer

Brad Wakefield
New COO of Samaritan Medical Group

Brad Wakefield has joined Samaritan Medical Group as its chief operating officer.

In this role, he will help lead the work of 486 Samaritan clinicians at more than 90 clinics and hospital departments as they deliver top-quality health care to patients of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. He will start in early March.

Wakefield comes to Samaritan most recently from PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene, where he served as their vice president of operations and helped improve patient satisfaction and health care quality scores. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of The Corvallis Clinic, and brings in-depth knowledge of health care in our area.

“I am very excited to be working back in the community where I live and working for an organization that is committed to making the community healthier,” Wakefield said. “I am committed to improving access to health care in the communities we serve, and that will be one of my highest priorities.”

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is trained and proficient in Lean principles.

“We look forward to working with Brad as he helps implement key strategic initiatives that further the mission of Samaritan Health Services,” said Chief Medical Officer Robert Turngren, MD. “I believe he will be an invaluable asset to Samaritan Medical Group.”

For more information about Samaritan Health Services, visit samhealth.org.

Report of a fire at Adobe Resort Restaurant in Yachats

11:08am. Report of a fire at Adobe Resort in Yachats at 1555 Highway 101at Adobe Resort Restaurant.  9-1-1 operators trying to call inside the restaurant.  No one is answering.

11:11am.  Arriving firefighters on scene report no smoke showing.

11:18am.  Firefighters returning to their respective stations.

Free Medicare Seminar, February 21st, Offered by OCWCOG and SHIBA

Are you confused about Medicare? Please join us for a two-hour “ABC’s of Medicare” Seminar on February 21st at 10:00 am. Our experienced Medicare Counselors can make Medicare easier for you to understand. This is being held at the Samaritan Center for Health Education in Newport. Please call to register at 541-574-2684. We have private appointments available also. Let us know how we can help!

This is a free, impartial seminar covering all aspects of Medicare including Parts A and B, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), and Medicare Supplements (Medigaps). This seminar is open to anyone with an interest in Medicare and will be conducted by a certified SHIBA volunteer. There is no charge for the seminar and no products will be sold or promoted. SHIBA is a non-profit, volunteer-based program sponsored by RSVP of Lincoln County.

This presentation will benefit anyone who is eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare; current beneficiaries who would like to better understand Medicare benefits and options; and spouses and other relatives of Medicare eligible clients. The seminar is sponsored by OCWCOG and SHIBA. It will be held at the Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th Street, Newport on February 21st from 10:00 am–noon.

This is an informational opportunity offered at no cost to community members. Follow-up one-on-one counseling appointments will be available.

Reservations may be made by calling 541-574-2684 but are not required. Drop-ins are welcome.

Oregon Legislature shaking things up on medical coverage….

Oregon Legislature
Medical Care a Right?

A proposal to ask Oregon voters if access to health care is a fundamental right cleared the first of three major hurdles in the Legislature on Monday.s A A majority “yes” vote propelled the proposal out of the State House and into the Senate.  But will it make it to Governor Brown’s Desk?  Click here.

Toledo Pool getting better and better everyday!!

Toledo Pool
On the grow….

PADI OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE

GREATER TOLEDO POOL

May 22-23 8am-4pm Toledo Pool

& 

May 30-31 8am-5pm Lake Woahink 

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The fun part about this course is… well, just about all of it, because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Eugene Skin Divers PADI Instructor.This first weekend will consist of 4 classroom sessions and 4 pool sessions at the Greater Toledo Pool. The following weekend will consist of 4 open water dives (2 each day). 

Required Personal Gear: mask, snorkel and fins.

Cost of the course: $395

Age Requirement: 10 and up

Course limit: 10 people 

Registration: Call the Greater Toledo Pool 541.336.3181 Option 1 

CALL TODAY AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT

House Fire: 1910 North Highway 101, Depoe Bay

1910 No. Highway 101, October 2018 photo according to Google Maps.

Fire north of Depoe Bay
Barbara Bechmann photo

5:19pm  House fire at 1910 North Highway 101, Depoe Bay.  Approaching firefighters see a lot of smoke.  Mutual aid from surrounding fire departments requested.

5:28pm  Doesn’t sound good.   Firefighters requesting a water tender from Newport.

5:53pm  Fire is knocked down.  Switch to clean-up mode.

 

Call for citizen photos:  To:  News@NewsLincolnCounty.com

Newport considering methods to draw more electric vehicle tourists to the coast…

Electric Charging Station…

From Newport City Manager Spencer Nebel to Newport City Council:

Report on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for the City of Newport:

The City Council recently heard a report on the status of electric vehicle charging stations for the City of Newport. The Council asked to have a more detailed discussion at a future work session on next steps to consider more charging stations within the City. There are a number of basic options that the Council can consider which include the following:

1. Allow the private sector to meet the needs of electric vehicle (EV) charging within the City.
2.Actively promote installation of EV charging stations in the business community through organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, various attractions,and tourism-related businesses.
3.Review the City’s regulatory framework to consider adding requirements for certain projects to include EV stations as part of those development projects.
4.Install chargers at City facilities for City employee and visitor use.
5.Purchase or lease EV charging stations for placement on public property for general public use.

To bring additional resources for Council discussion,vThor Hinckley Senior Program Manager for Forth Mobility, will be participating in the meeting via conference call. Forth Mobility is a 501c(6) non-profit organization. It was created to benefit the EV industry in the Pacific Northwest by demonstrating new mobility options, building a strong network industry, engaging consumers to accelerate technology adoption,and secure policy changes to accelerate advanced mobility.

Glossary of Terms about Electric Vehicles: Councilor Parker has identified a few key terms regarding electric vehicles and charging stations to assist with Council’s review of this report. These include the following:EV:

* Electric Vehicle-powered by a lithium-ion or similar battery.
* PHEV: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Some % can be operated on only electric for a short duration or can switch between the gasoline and electric motors. The Volt is a PHEV.
* HEV: A vehicle with gas engine and small on-board electric motor that operates at idle and slow speeds to reduce fuel consumption. The Prius is a good example of an HEV.

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Quick action by North Lincoln Fire saves a home – owner reminded of something…

3:40 AM Tuesday:  Report of smoke filling a room at a home at 113 North Boulder Creek Road, Otis.  Firefighters arrived to find smoke emanating from a wall plug behind a sofa that had been pushed up against a plug in the socket.  Firefighters took care of the situation while admonishing the homeowner that it’s never a good idea to push furniture up against electrical plugs in a wall. They tend to eventually short out and the fire can spread very quickly behind walls and take down the whole house.  Fortunately North Lincoln Firefighters got things under control quickly.  Lesson learned.

Socially Responsible Investing – Duane J. Silbernagel, CFP

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           Duane Silbernagel, CFP
           Financial Planner

Socially Responsible Investing: Aligning Your Money with Your Values
Provided By: Duane J. Silbernagel, CFP®

Sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing (also called socially responsible investing) has been around for a long time, but growing interest has moved it into the mainstream. U.S. SRI assets reached $12 trillion in 2018, 38% more than in 2016. SRI investments now account for about one-fourth of all professionally managed U.S. assets.

Surveys suggest that many people want their investment dollars to have a positive impact on society.  Of course, personal values are subjective, and investors may have very different beliefs and priorities.

But there is also a wider recognition that some harmful business practices can affect a corporation’s bottom line and its longer-term prospects. In some instances, good corporate citizenship may boost a company’s public image and help create value, whereas shortsighted actions taken to cut costs could cause more expensive damage in the future.

Data-driven decisions

Services that provide research and ratings for investment analysis may also verify and publish environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data associated with publicly traded companies. Money managers who use SRI strategies often integrate ESG factors with traditional financial analysis. Some examples of ESG issues include environmental practices, employee relations, human rights, product safety and utility, and respect for human rights.

For example, an SRI approach might include companies with positive ESG ratings while screening out companies that raise red flags by creating a high level of carbon emissions, engaging in questionable employment practices, investing in countries with poor human rights records, or profiting from certain products or services (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, gambling, weapons).

Some investors may not want to avoid entire industries. As an alternative, they could use ESG data to compare how businesses in the same industry have adapted to meet social and environmental challenges, and to gain some insight into which companies may be exposed to risks or have a competitive advantage.

Investment vehicles

Many SRI mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are broad based and diversified, some are actively managed, and others track a particular index with its own universe of SRI stocks.

Specialty funds, however, may focus on a narrower theme such as clean energy; they can be more volatile and carry additional risks that may not be suitable for all investors. It’s important to keep in mind that different SRI funds may focus on very different ESG criteria, and there is no guarantee that an SRI fund will achieve its objectives.

The number of mutual funds and ETFs incorporating ESG factors has grown rapidly from 323 in 2012 to 705 in 2018.3 As the universe of SRI investments continues to expand, so does the opportunity to build a portfolio that aligns with your personal values as well as your asset allocation, risk tolerance, and time horizon.

As with all stock investments, the return and principal value of SRI stocks and investment funds fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Asset allocation and diversification do not guarantee a profit or protect against investment loss.

Investment funds are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the investment company, can be obtained from your financial professional. Be sure to read the prospectus carefully before deciding whether to invest.

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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 2020) 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.  (02/20)

Jet ski rescue off Logan Road, Lincoln City

12:30pm. North Lincoln Fire is setting up rescue operations off Logan Road around 54th.  Coast Guard is enroute.  Jet ski motor malfunctioned and passengers adrift.

12:40pm. North Lincoln Fire will use their rescue craft to bring the stranded jet skiiers back to shore.  Then they’ll go back for the conked-out jet ski.

12:55pm.  Coast Guard Depoe Bay will be in charge of retrieving the watercraft.  Coast Guard should be on scene by 1:20pm.

1:00pm.  Rescuers bringing in one victim at Roads End State Park.  Sounds like there’s another one still with the broken down jet ski.

Traffic crash on 101 north of airport

A rear-ender accident is blocking a lane of Highway 101 just north of the entrance to the Newport Airport. Reports from the scene indicates the are no serious injuries.  Slow down in the area.

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