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Amanda Remund, Longtime Volunteer, and Board Member, Honored as 2021 Tom Moore Award Winner

Amanda Remund receives Tom Moore Award  for outstanding volunteer work for the school district


The Tom Moore Memorial Award is an annual award given to the individual(s) who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit. It is named for former school board member Tom Moore, who gave his all to the district and community. In his honor, we give the Tom Moore award to a community member who also gives his/her heart and soul to the children of our district. Principals selected their nominees by area; then, the Leadership Team picked the recipient.

Lincoln County School Board proudly recognizes longtime volunteer Amanda Remund for this year’s Tom Moore Memorial Award. For any school district to be successful, it must be built on partnerships between its families, communities, and schools.

Amanda Remund has served on the LCSD school board since March of 2015. She has been an active board and community member throughout the past 6+ years. Amanda is known as the “photo lady” at Waldport Middle and High School events. She takes pictures of students, fans, and staff to showcase on the archived booster Facebook page. Waldport High School has used several of her photos for the yearbook as well. Amanda and her husband served on the WHS Boosters raising money for student activities and athletics. She has put in countless hours volunteering at events in the school, and of course, on the school board.

Crestview Heights Elementary has benefited from its relationship with Director Remund. Through our year of COVID, she continued to communicate and support all students in Waldport through her work on the Lincoln County School Board. Her welcoming approach to education has made the schools in her community a focal point for the district. She continues to support every student long after her children have moved out of the system. She is always just a phone call away!

Amanda is our number one supporter! She loves volunteering and supporting the Irish!

For her complete dedication to ALL students in Lincoln County, and her tireless work to support education on all levels, we would like to present Amanda Remund with the Tom Moore Award.

Images Amand Remund Tom Moore Award 2021. Amanda received the Tom Moore Award along with a bouquet of flowers from the LCSD School Board. In the photo are Amanda Remund, Vice-Chair Liz Martin, and Board Member Ron Beck at the Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Board Meeting.

Amanda Remund as Chair – Zone 5 holding sign of support for LCSD teachers during the pandemic.

Port of Toledo Teak Lady event cancelled – Bad weather…

The Port of Toledo has announced that the Teak Lady Sail scheduled for this weekend June 11-13 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The event will be rescheduled for a later date this summer. For more information contact the Port of Toledo at 541-336-5207 or info@portoftoledo.org

Thank you,

Debbie Scacco,
Assistant Port Manager
Port of Toledo
P.O. Box 428

496 NE Hwy 20, Unit 1
Toledo Oregon 97391

Depoe Bay City Facilities to Reopen June 15th

Depoe Bay City Hall

The City of Depoe Bay facilities currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be reopening on Tuesday, June 15th. The Community Hall remains closed for renovations.

We are happy to announce the reopening of City Hall:  Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Staff Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Health Safety Protocols and Rules:

  • Must wear a face covering to enter and while in City Hall
  • Visitors are encouraged to utilize the hand sanitizer available at the front counter upon entry
  • Plexiglass has been installed at the front counter for your and the staffs’ continued safety
  • City forms are available online if you do not wish to come to City Hall

City Park Gazebo

For questions, or to inquire about reserving, please contact us at (541) 765-2361 or info@cityofdepoebay.org

Raising baby birds next to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

I thought to give everyone an update on Yaquina Head’s Peregrine Falcon family, Papa Peregrine is now known as Super Dad which is a big clue as to how they are all doing. Yay! I was so concerned that our new camera was going to broadcast the death of all these chicks within the first week of activation. Fingers-Crossed for continued success. Photo courtesy:  Don Campbell.  Submitted by: Amy Anderson, Friends of Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Covid-19 Vaccine Details…

COVID-19 vaccine Q&A webinar offered for parents, youths

 – Now that the coronavirus vaccine is available to youths ages 12 and over, many people are wondering about vaccination. Parents and young people with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine can join a free webinar hosted by Samaritan Health Services on Friday, June 18, at 12:30 p.m.
The question and answer session will be led by Pediatrician Eddie Frothingham, MD, and Infectious Disease Specialist Adam Brady, MD.

In children and teens, COVID-19 often causes only mild illness or infection with no noticeable symptoms, although young people may experience more severe illness and hospitalization or, in rare cases, death. At the webinar, you can find out how COVID-19 affects children, reasons for vaccinating your child, the possible side effects of the vaccine in young people, and more.

Register for this event at samhealth.org/BeHealthy. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the event.
For more information on Samaritan Health Services’ response to coronavirus and helpful resources, visit samhealth.org/Coronavirus.

More civic planning among Newport City Councilors – HEAVY agenda

Newport City Hall

Newport City Councilors had such a thick City Council agenda Monday night they all were lucky to get home by 10:30pm.  It was a verrrrrrry long day.

The council got an eye-opening report on how the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is still working quickly to finish what’s been a long time project, from Agate Beach to the Newport Bayfront.  Members of the committee want upgraded signage at Agate Beach all along what is called the Ocean to Bay Trail.  Forty-thousand dollars will enable proper guiding signage as hikers navigate the beach, woods, pathways, sidewalks and finally dropping into the Bayfront, thanks to the trail.

The council also commented on the soon to be completed 5th Street dock – aiming kudos at the Newport Port Commission and special praise for Port Manager Paula Miranda who helped guide the flow toward what will be a dramatic addition to moorage capacity on the Yaquina Bay.  They’re also talking about building a new administrative building to replace the old and crowded facility they currently work in.

The city council was given what may have been interpreted as an attractive pitch to allow a company into Newport to set up a fleet of all electric scooters to scoot around town at 5-bucks a ride.  The riders who rent the scooters go exploring and when they’re done they bring the scooter back to the “scooter barn” or anywhere in town where the riders arrive at their destination.  They climb off and with a click of a key the scooter is disabled and begins waiting for the manager of the local Bird Scooter company.  The riders can walk away – and with a push of a button the scooter is disabled and waits to be picked up or if someone in the area wants to assume command of the scooter, with electronic permission by the company’s local manager the scooter has a new master and off they ride.  They’re figuring on having 50 electric scooters on the street at any given time.

The Newport City Councilors were not overly impressed with the scooter opportunity due to the scarcity of Newport bike lanes and other disadvantages of cruising around on narrow and also up and down streets.  But the city councilors agreed to talk about it more and invited the company to elaborate on the issues and how they manage to provide highly supportive staff and the many benefits of scooters in touristy areas.  They say the scooter movement is catching on very fast coast-to-coast.  It’s a lot like a “one up” on bicyclists already plying the streets of many cities around the country.  A company spokesman said electric scooters are really catching on and the bicycle shops are seeing the benefits of people getting around without cars.  We’ll see which way the wind blows on this one…

Another major issue was the raising of hotel-motel room taxes within the Newport City limits to help the city keep up with the cost of growth – streets, sidewalks, expanding tourist attractions, police and fire protection and strengthening local schools.  After a lengthy debate the council agreed to allow the town’s hotel-motel room taxes to rise from 9.5% to an even 12%.  Room taxes have been rising fast all across America and one comment was made that it’s time to raise rented room taxes in order to keep up with the costs of being able to accommodate travelers and vacationers…keeping the touristy Newports of the world in the black.

And as a sign that at least SOME people around the world are overcoming their fear of those they’ve never met, the Newport City Council decided that if the American and Oregon flags can be hoisted over City Hall, along with flags that celebrate our military, our state, our schools and more, we can add LGBTQ citizens to the list.  So the council decided that not only LGBTQ citizens but others who feel they deserve considerable recognition should be honored as well…without mentioning that there’s only so much room alongside the front steps of Newport City Hall.

Covid-19 Vaccines are readily available in Lincoln County thanks to Samaritan Hospitals

Samaritan to provide drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations at walk-in clinics

(CORVALLIS, Oregon – June 7, 2021) – Samaritan Health Services will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on a drop-in basis at clinics in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties beginning Monday, June 14.

Locations and times are:
Samaritan Walk-In Clinic in Newport, 740 SW Ninth St.
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.

Samaritan Coastal Clinic in Lincoln City, 825 NW Hwy. 101, Suite A.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

SamCare Express – Albany at 1970 14th Ave. SE.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

SamCare Express – Corvallis at 990 NW Circle Blvd., Suite 101.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Samaritan Family Medicine – Brownsville, 157 Spaulding Ave.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays only.

Sweet Home Family Medicine, 679 Main St.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays only.

Mass vaccination clinics at Reser Stadium and the Linn County Fair & Expo Center will end next week. Samaritan will continue to operate mass vaccination events in Lincoln City through June 12 and in Newport through June 19.
Anyone receiving a vaccine at Reser Stadium from May 26 through June 10 will have their second dose scheduled at SamCare Express-Corvallis, located at 990 NW Circle Blvd., Suite 101.

Other Samaritan clinics are offering vaccinations to patients at their scheduled appointments.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered, depending on the location. Both are two-dose series and the second dose will be scheduled before the patient leaves.

Pfizer is authorized for ages 12 and older. Patients under the age of 15 will need a parent or guardian to accompany them, or a signed parental consent form, available at samhealth.org/GetTheVaccine.

Moderna is authorized for ages 18 and older.

The vaccines have been shown to be safe and very effective at protecting against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. More information can be found at samhealth.org/COVIDVaccine.

Gas Leak at residence in Lincoln City

4:45pm Significant gas leak at a Lincoln City home at 245 Monterey Avenue.  Area is blocked off.  The natural gas company is enroute.

6:08pm  The gas leak has been fixed.  Northwest Natural Gas gave the all clear. 

A man was shot at Best Western Motel in Lincoln City

11:12pm A man was shot Sunday evening at the Best Western Hotel in Lincoln City at 4430 Southeast Highway 101.  It’s believed the wound was self-inflected.  A shot to his hand by mistake.  Fire Rescue and local law enforcement are headed to the scene.

11:22pm  Law enforcement has motioned fire-rescue paramedics into the apartment to assess the situation.  There are also discussions going on in the hotel’s parking lot.

11:25pm  Things have calmed way down.  Situation is being evaluated as to the sequence of events including questions about why a gun was involved.

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