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Newport Library: Not just books anymore…

COMPUTER CLASSES AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Provided by Newport Library

The Newport Public Library will offer the following computer classes during the month of October.

* Beginning Word will be taught on Friday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. This class covers changing font type and size, creating bullet lists, and learning how to cut and paste.

* A new class, Introduction to Facebook will be offered on Friday, October 15 at 9:00 a.m. This class will teach how to open a Facebook account; find ‘friends;’ add comments, links, and photographs; and customize privacy settings.

* On October 22, we will offer another new class, Welcome to the Library – Online! This class will cover how to search the library’s catalog, place holds, and renew items. It will also introduce other features available for free on the library’s website.

* On Friday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m., Intermediate Word will be taught. This class teaches how to add images, page numbers, and headers and footers to Word documents.

* The same day at 10:00 a.m. will be a class on Beginning PowerPoint. This class introduces how to create a slideshow with text and graphics.

All classes are free and last one hour. Registration is required. For more information, please call (541)265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org.

(Authorized by Committee to Elect Patricia Patrick-Joling)

A head on crash where both cars drive away!

Highway 20 @ Moore/Harney

Newport Police were called to a report of a head-on crash at what is usually a fairly high speed intersection at Highway 20 and John Moore Drive. When they arrived, police found two vehicles that had hit head-on, one from Moore, the other from Harney, in the intersection. Consequently the impact was at low speed.

A witness said the northbound car was proceeding into the intersection as a large truck finished going through it. As the truck cleared, a car coming southbound from Harney entered and collided with the other car. Luckily, no one was hurt. And both vehicles were driven away. No tow trucks were needed. Several comments were made to us that there have been calls on ODOT to put a protected green arrow turn at the intersection for Harney and John Moore traffic.

Lincoln City Councilor Sharon Cannon writing her letter of resignation.

Sharon Cannon, LC City Councilor

Sharon Cannon is said to be in the middle of writing her letter of resignation from the Lincoln City City Council. Cannon told the council at their last meeting that she will have moved out of her city electoral ward by October first, last Friday. The City Charter declares there is a council vacancy upon a councilor moving out of the ward for which he or she was elected.


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A new “Reading Circle” at the Newport Library!

Newport Library, Nye at W.Olive

READING CIRCLE DISCUSSES THE BONE PEOPLE

The Newport Library Reading Circle will discuss Keri Hulme’s book, The Bone People, on Tuesday, October 12, at 12:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Winner of the Booker Award and Pegasus Award, the book integrates Maori myth with modern New Zealand life. The novel chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional outcasts, Kerewin Holmes,who lives isolated in a seaside tower; a mute child named Simon; and his abusive stepfather Joe Gillayley.

Participation in the Reading Circle is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 265-2153 or check its website at www.newportlibrary.org. The Newport Library is located at Nye and W. Olive, Newport.

It’s dark. It’s late. A man is dressed in black. He’s snooping around the rear of a business. What’s a cop to do?

Jack Stevenson, 55

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy driving just west of Toledo’s downtown late Friday night spotted a man dressed in black, who appeared to be lurking around the backside of Lee Way Logging Company. The deputy stopped and asked what he was doing. The man told the deputy he lived in a nearby trailer. The deputy asked the man’s name and he said “Jack Stevenson.” The deputy ran a check on Stevenson and the computer came up with a warrant for his arrest for failing to make a required court appearance. The deputy also detected tell-tale signs of the man being under the influence of a certain illegal substance. The deputy marched the man over to his trailer and inside the deputy found marijuana, methamphetimine, including Oxycodone pills which are prescription only for which Stevenson had no prescription.

Twenty minutes later Stevenson was being booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetimine, Marijuana and a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone). Stevenson’s bail was set at $207,500.

Yes, you can be pulled over for talking with your cell phone against your ear.

Sheriff Dennis Dotson reminds us that unlike the seat belt law under which you have to doing something else wrong in order to be pulled over, talking on a cell phone without a bluetooth or ear piece WILL put flashing lights in your rear-view mirror for that violation alone.

Here’s a reminder from Sheriff Dotson.

RESTRICTED CELL PHONE USE

Last November we spoke about Oregon’s new law that was going into effect January 1, 2010. That’s the Hands-free Cell Phone law. But many motorists are still using their cell phones without a bluetooth or other ear devices, in violation of the law. We thought that a reminder may be helpful.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.507 was amended to restrict the use of cell phones. Motorists are required to use a hands-free feature for their cell phone “that when used, allows a person to maintain both hands on the steering wheel.” The new law applies to text messaging devices or a wireless, two-way communication device.

Motorists can be cited for “operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device if the person, while operating a motor vehicle on a highway, uses a mobile communication device.” A motorist can be stopped for this violation alone and be cited for talking or texting on their cell phone. (more…)

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