Lincoln City area families are invited to learn what Cub Scouts are all about. The Cub Scouts are holding a “Parents Information Night” for those who have boys in 1st through 5th grade and would like them to experience the fun, education and character building benefits of the Cub Scouts. The meeting is set for Thursday, November 17th, 6:30pm, at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church. They’re located at 1226 SW 13th in Lincoln City.
For more information, contact Cubmaster Jerimy Colbert by email at JerimyColbert@gmail.com, or Ryan Rasmussen at 503-320-9391.
Restoring and preserving environments that produce a bounty of salmon is a job that goes on no matter where you are around the Pacific. No less so than in eastern Russia. Dave Martin, Director of Camp Westwinds, will describe Thursday evening, Salmon Conservation Efforts in the Russian Far East, including the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island. His presentation will begin at 6:30 PM at the Central Lincoln PUD in Newport.
Dave is currently director of Camp Westwind, a 500-acre conservation youth camp located at the mouth of the Salmon River, north of Lincoln City. But prior to becoming director, Dave worked for the Wild Salmon Center, based in Portland, and other salmon conservation organizations, including salmon conservation in far eastern Russia. Dave worked in the area for several years and is fluent in the Russian language. The Wild Salmon Center continues to work with local conservation groups in that area, providing scientific expertise, organization assistance, and funding.
This area is one of the real strongholds of wild salmon production, but is coming under increasing threat from industrial development and from poaching.
The MidCoast Watersheds Council is a Newport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoration and protection of watersheds in the central coast area, in the context of healthy local communities. The Council provides a forum to the community for discussion of issues related to economic and environmental health. The Council also has an extensive program of natural resource education in Lincoln County schools and in summer.
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, who has been waging war on Wall Street from the floor of the House of Representatives for the past few years, has raised the tumult to the next level. He wants to tax investment transactions. And he’s got some supporters for his bill, including across the way in the Senate. DeFazio says now that Wall Street comprises nearly half the country’s economy, it’s time to tax it appropriately.
(L-R) Barbara Perry, Karen Daugherty and David Mitchell, Central Coast Humane Society
Provided by Central Coast Humane Society
EQUINE / LIVESTOCK RESCUE FUND
Lincoln County has recently seen its share of serious Animal Neglect cases. When one hears of Animal Neglect, dogs and cats come to mind, but livestock can be just as likely to suffer neglect to the point that serious health issues develop and unfortunately death too often is the outcome. Horses, cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats have all been recent victims of abuse and neglect in our county.
Fortunately, Lincoln County friends and neighbors still remembers what it means to pull together and help. Central Coast Humane Society is pleased to announce the formation of an Equine – Livestock Rescue Fund. The idea to create the fund came from a group of “horse people” that came together to provide a solution.
“It’s a tall order,” reports Kathe Stander, President of CCHS, “but we believe in this group. As you know, food for livestock typically costs more than feeding your dog or cat. We have been talking about this challenge since last March when the first very serious neglect case surfaced. We admire their commitment, stamina, and enthusiasm to provide a solution.”
Our message to the community is for everyone to be watching fund raising events and other opportunities to donate in the coming months. Special donation boxes will be located at the Feed Stores in Lincoln County. A hand-made headstall and breast plate are being donated to auction off in the near future. Other fundraisers will be advertised locally and through the Central Coast Humane Society web and Facebook pages.
Board member Barbara Perry reports, “We so admire our community members who step up and say I have an idea. Often times it just takes someone willing to put their imagination to work. A few people can make a big difference.”
For information on how you can help grow this fund, contact Karen Daugherty at 541-336-5150 or Central Coast Humane Society at 541-265-3719.
SAFEWAY PARKING LOT – SATURDAY 10-4 FOOD DONATIONS – PLEASE!
Newport Volunteer Firefighters will be taking their 104′ aerial ladder truck to the Newport Safeway parking lot this Saturday as a huge symbol of their attempt to ‘HOSE DOWN HUNGER’ on behalf of the Newport Food Pantry. Firefighters are calling on the community to donate canned and other non-perishable foods to their food drive that will run from 10am-4pm this Saturday, November 5th. The food pantry was just recently created to help make food distribution to the needy more convenient in the Newport area. The food pantry’s Jim Myers says the USDA recently announced that federal food deliveries will be cut 40% very shortly which means the pantry will have to rely more on donated food and money for food.
Those who would like to become more involved in addressing Newport’s growing hunger challenges can contact them at 541-270-0842. You can also get more information on line at their website: www.NewportFoodPantry.org
Also please be reminded that the food pantry is holding a pantry dedication and open house Sunday afternoon, November 20th. It’ll be a good opportunity to see the new pantry, learn how it’s run and whether you’d like to become more involved as a person who enjoys making a real difference in the community.
One more thing – the food pantry’s big fundraiser is coming up November 26th and 27th at the Hallmark Resort on Elizabeth Street in Newport. It’s the Christmas Coffee Classic that features their guest star CHOCOLATE! It’s a great opportunity to get your coffee and chocolate stocking stuffers for your Christmas tree. Many coffees and chocolates from more than twenty vendors will be on hand – both local and from around Oregon! They’ll also be running a Coffee College which involves fun seminars and great information on coffee brewing and insights on how to pick great coffee beans! Sponsors are Cape Foulweather Coffee Company, Newport Bay Coffee and Umpqua Bank. “Buzz on down!”
Christmas Coffee Classic
Hallmark Resort, Elizabeth Street, Newport
Saturday, November 26th, 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 27th, 9am-4pm
The Central Coast Fly fishers will meet at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 10 to hear Guide John Smeraglio discuss “Fly Fishing On The Deschutes.” This meeting will be at the Agate Beach Golf Club Restaurant on Hwy 101 north of Newport, not the Bayshore Beach Club in Waldport where meetings are normally held. Information: Alan Canfield, 541-563-6976.