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Big Beach and Riverside Clean Up this Saturday!

Clean up a lake, river or beach on Saturday, September 17th, and send the love downstream!
(News Release from SOLV)

Volunteer for the SOLV Beach & Riverside Cleanup on September 17th to pick up trash and enhance watershed health at over 100 sites across Oregon before the fall rains wash litter downhill into storm drains, waterways and out to sea. By preventing trash from reaching the ocean, you are sending a gift of clean water, healthy people, and abundant wildlife downstream. To participate, click here.

Message from Surfrider Foundation: Come out for the fall Oregon Beach and Riverside Cleanup this Saturday. We will have captains at Otter Rock/Devils punchbowl, Beverly beach, Agate Wayside, Nye Beach, South Beach, Ona Beach and more.

The forecast for the weekend on the coast is for isolated showers, light breeze, with highs in the low 60’s, so bring your rain gear “just in case” the forecast is correct.

Coast Guard rescues two after vessel sinks 60 miles west of Coos Bay

Photo Courtesy USCG

The Coast Guard rescued two people and their dog after their vessel sank approximately 60 miles west of Coos Bay this past weekend.

Group North Bend received a call from the 34-foot wooden-hulled fishing vessel Maro at approximately 11 p.m., Friday, stating they were rapidly taking on water due to a split plank in the hull.

Air Station North Bend launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at approximately 11:20 p.m., and Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew at approximately 11:40 p.m.

Both crews arrived on scene after midnight to find the vessel had sank approximately 60 miles west of Coos Bay. Both people on board had abandoned ship with their dog and were floating in a life raft.

The Dolphin crew lowered a rescue swimmer and hoisted both people and their dog to the helicopter.

They were transported to Air Station North Bend.

No injuries were reported.

Snowy Plover winging its way back from the brink?

Photo Courtesy USFWS

A tiny shorebird common to the Oregon Coast and as well as California, is showing signs of emerging from what some biologists feared was irreversible extinction. The Snowy Plover appears to be benefiting from efforts of wildlife biologists who have focused on keeping people away from the birds’ fragile nests.

The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.

Trying to get the democracy we need and deserve

Jeff Golden at Driftwood Public Library

In honor of Constitution week beginning Sept. 18th, The American Association of University Women, Lincoln City Branch will be presenting the discussion, “Of the People or For the People: Getting the Government We Deserve, by scholar Jeff Golden on Monday, Sept 19th.

This is a FREE discussion about political discourse and the quality of Public life. This event is part of the statewide Conversations Project: A New Chautauqua.

The focus of “Of the People or For the People” by Golden, former host of Jefferson Public Radio’s Jefferson Exchange, is “that there are no real leaders anymore.” “What we most need (some say) are people of our Founding Fathers’ caliber, or another Abe Lincoln or Franklin Roosevelt to step forward with the courage and wisdom necessary to solve our daunting problems.” An opposing point of view holds that in a state or country with free, open elections, people get the government they deserve. Does the current failure of governance and politics have more to do with a crisis of leadership or a crisis of citizenship?

It’s all at Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library in the city hall building, 6:30pm, September 18th. For more information call 541-921-5115.

Food awards through “Women, Infants and Children” now has openings in Lincoln County

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Lincoln County Health and Human Services currently has 60 openings available for WIC a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.

Two Walk-in WIC Clinics are available in September (No appointment needed.)

Saturday, Sept 17, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the School Based Health Center, Waldport High School
Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Siletz Community Health Clinic in Siletz

This nutrition education program helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. WIC staff can provide answers nutrition questions, provide breastfeeding help and breast pumps for moms who need them, help getting other services, information on how to feed children, prenatal care, and much more.

The WIC program also provides vouchers to buy foods that helps keep people healthy and strong such as: milk, cheese, eggs, dried beans or peas, fruits and vegetables, baby food, fruit juice, peanut butter, cereal, whole wheat bread, corn tortillas or brown rice and canned tuna. The program includes extra foods for moms who are breastfeeding (who don’t get formula from WIC) and infant formula for moms who are not breastfeeding.

People are eligible if they meet all of the following: (1) live in Oregon, (2) are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, (3) an infant or a child under 5 years old (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children,) (6) have a nutritional need and (7) have a household income that is less than or equal to the guidelines below:

Household sizes that are eligible: person of 1 cannot have a paycheck that averages above $1,675 per month. Families of two people cannot make over $2,268 a month. Families of three $2,857 a month. families of four cannot make more than $3,446. A family of five cannot exceed $4,035 and a family of six cannot exceed $4,624.

Call the Lincoln County Health and Human Services WIC program at 541-265-4163 to make an appointment at the Newport or Lincoln City office. Staff will explain what to bring to the appointment. At the appointment, WIC staff will: review health history, evaluate diet, determine eligibility, answer questions about nutrition, help people find more services, provide vouchers to buy healthy foods and work with people to help them reach their nutrition goals.

Women who are on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.
Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates. Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, and visit their doctors regularly.

Come to a Walk-in WIC Clinic in September (No appointment needed.)

Saturday, Sept 17, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the School Based Health Center, Waldport High School
Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Siletz Community Health Clinic in Siletz

WIC Vouchers are Acceptable at These Locations

Farmers Markets in Newport & Lincoln City, Rite Aid Newport & Lincoln City, Rays, Waldport & Yachats, Price N Pride, Lincoln City and Noels Market, Siletz, Safeway in both Newport and Lincoln City, Lincoln Beach Sentry in Depoe Bay, Kennys IGA in Lincoln City, JC Market in Newport, JC Thriftway in Toledo, Fred Meyer in Newport, Walgreens in Lincoln City, Rain Forest Mushroom Company in Eddyville, Pioneer Mountain Farms in Toledo, Blue Heron Farm in Waldport and The Salad Farm in Scio.

For more information on media release contact:

Amanda Claxton
WIC Coordinator
Health & Human Services
Phone:541-265-0402
AClaxton@co.lincoln.or.us

Big food drive for our hungry fellow citizens in Lincoln County

Photo Courtesy of Food Share of Lincoln County

The 4th Annual Lincoln County Hauler’s food drive is running September 19th through the 22nd. Wherever you live–Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Siletz, Toledo–leave a bag of non-perishable food donations on top of your trash cart on your pick-up day, and Lincoln County trash haulers will pick up your donation and transport the food to Food Share. It’s the time of year when shelves are almost bare! So help the trash haulers help Food Share to TRASH HUNGER in Lincoln County!

Don’t forget…
Be Jeweled is collecting donations of jewelry for their 2012 Be Jeweled Sale! Donations of jewelry can be dropped off at all Oregon Coast Bank branches, Newport Chamber of Commerce, Nye Cottage Beads, Newport Adult Activity Center, Lincoln City Cultural Center, Hair Love, and Food Share. Or call Sue Wilson at 541-574-7898 to arrange a pick-up.

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