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Candidates Night in Beautiful Downtown Depoe Bay

CANDIDATES NIGHT IN DEPOE BAY SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Voters from Depoe Bay and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to meet local, county, state and national candidates for office who accept their invitation to the Umpteenth Annual Candidate’s Night at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, October 16th at The Spouting Horn Restaurant, 110 SE Highway 101 in Depoe Bay (at the traffic light).

This event is sponsored each year by the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the owners of The Spouting Horn. All candidates running for national, state, county and local (Depoe Bay) office are invited.

Each candidate will be allowed two minutes to speak. Candidates are encouraged also to mingle and visit informally with those attending. The Master of Ceremonies will be central coast radio personality Roger Robertson. Refreshments will be served.

The evening is normally well attended. At the last one, two years ago, more than 200 voters were present.

So there’s your IN-vite.

Late night power outage in SW Newport, north of the bridge to about 15th

Power to a good chunk of southwest Newport, north of the bridge, was knocked out shortly before midnight Friday night. The outage hugged the coast side of Highway 101 from Government Park to about 15th. Some traffic lights on 101 were affected including at 11th.

Newport Police foot patrols in the Nye Beach Turnaround area kept a watchful eye on businesses and autos in the area to discourage “crimes of opportunity” until the power was restored.

Central Lincoln PUD crews reported the outage was caused by a failure at a substation. Within an hour, the power was coming back on.

Running coast to coast away from his crimes…but it still wasn’t far enough.

Patrick Maki, 37

Newport Police recently received information that a convicted child sex offender from Florida had moved to Newport and that he was living with a woman and her two young girls under a fake name.

The report said Patrick Maki, 37 from extreme southeast Florida, had been convicted of sexual child abuse and that he was on parole after serving time in prison. But right after his release and registering as a sex offender, police say he left Florida without telling anyone where he was going, a violation of his parole. They said Maki traveled to Hawaii for a time, then returned to the mainland, finally settling in Newport where he worked for a while as a charter boat deck hand while living with a woman who has two little girls.

When initially confronted about who he was, Newport Police say Maki claimed to be Jared Newman. But when pressed on information police had been given about Maki, he finally admitted to who he was.

In the meantime, authorities in Monroe County report Maki has become a suspect in other sexual offenses and that additional charges against him are pending.

Maki is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and for giving false information to a police officer. His bail was set at $50,000.

Newport Police are calling out to the public, that if anyone knows anything about Maki, who possibly used the names of Jared Newman or Patrick McFinn, to please contact police at 541-574-3348. Ask for Officer Garrett or Detective France.

Yachats Ladies Club raising funds for South Lincoln Resources!

Tickets are now on sale for the Yachats Ladies Club DINNER and AUCTION to benefit the South Lincoln Resources Capital Campaign. The DINNER and AUCTION will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & 4th Street, Yachats, and includes a full dinner with wine and both a live and silent auction.

GOING, GOING, GONE…

Only 120 tickets are available for this lavish and delicious DINNER and AUCTION event. Tickets are $40 and include appetizers, KORC Larry Profitt’s Famous Prime Rib or Sherry Phillips’ Famous Vegetarian Lasagna, roasted new potato, vegetable medley, salad, roll, dessert, coffee, tea, wine bar, door prizes and entry into the live and silent auctions. Tickets are available at Ocean Cove Inn, Yachats, 541-547-3900 and at Chuck’s Waldport Video, 541-563-4898.

WHAT’S UP FOR BID

Over 50 items have been donated for both the live and silent auctions including: Overnight Lodging Packages at Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland; Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton; Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City; Three Rivers Casino, Florence; Ocean Cove Inn and Ya’Tel Motel, Yachats; Gift Certificates from various restaurants and service providers; 2 tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Dining Certificate in Ashland; 1/4 Beef from Triple D. Ranch, Yachats River Valley; Pie a Month for a Year from Yachats Ladies Club; One Day Guided Fishing Trip on Alsea River; Ride for 3 on Waldport Fire Engine; Bottles of Award Winning Wines; Chiropractic Service; 2 Magnificent Quilts; Russian Platter and much, much more.

A FUN-FILLED NIGHT FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

WHAT IS SOUTH LINCOLN RESOURCES & THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN?

South Lincoln Resources includes Waldport Food Share, Adventist Clothing Share, Furniture and appliance Giveaway, Durable Medical Equipment Giveaway, Holiday Food Baskets, South County Needy Children’s Christmas Program and the Emergency Voucher Assistance Program. The current programs share limited space in the old Seventh-day Adventist Church building which has more problems than just being too small. This event is a Fun Fund Raiser for South Lincoln Resources Capital Campaign Project so that they can relocate to a new warehouse facility that will provide all the program services under one roof plus be part of the disaster preparedness planning for the south county.

The Yachats Ladies Club is known for our fundraising abilities and we are taking the experience we had fundraising for our new building renovation in 2007 to help SLR. This event is our way of assisting another South County non-profit that helps us all.
This Dinner and Auction Event is being supported by many businesses and individuals in the area. All donors will be recognized in the evening’s program. A special thanks to our Distinguished Donors at Umpqua Bank, Oregon Coast Bank, Washington Savings and Loan, West Coast Bank and Pioneer Telephone for the generous monetary contributions.

HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

Only 120 tickets will be sold. Be one of the first folks to purchase tickets for this fun fundraising event and enjoy an evening full of fine food and wine, auction entertainment and friendship while assisting an incredibly important non-profit in our community. Tickets are $40 and include the full dinner with wine and appetizers, door prizes and entry into the auctions. The Auction and Dinner to Benefit South Lincoln Resources Capital Campaign is Saturday, October 13 at the Yachats Commons. Tickets are available at Ocean Cove Inn, Yachats, 541-547-3900, and at Chuck’s Waldport Video, 541-563-4898. This is a fundraising event produced by the Yachats Ladies Club. For more information please call 541-547-3205.

Walgreens to resume construction – DEQ gives site the go ahead


Artist drawing of new Newport Walgreens

Newport Community Development Director Derrick Tokos reports that after a delay over some environmental issues (old gas station tanks) Walgreens is once again moving ahead with the construction of their new Walgreens store in Newport at 1st and Highwa 101. The contractor has received clearance to proceed from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Tokos says once Walgreens gets the final go ahead from the lender, they’ll get back to work in two weeks with a completed Walgreens by the middle of next April.

Waldport man hit and killed on 101 just south of Waldport



Highway 101 near Azalea, south of Waldport

A Waldport man, walking northbound bound on Highway 101 just south of Waldport, was hit and killed by a car at around 5:30am Friday. Oregon State Police say the deceased, Matthew Borgman, 51, of Waldport was walking in the northbound travel lane when he was hit by a PT Cruiser. The driver, Darrell Bean, 65 of Yachats was not injured.

No citations were issued as of 2:45pm.

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