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One snowflake brought on a lottery flurry BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

It was the Oregon Lottery calling. He had made a mistake on the lottery scratch ticket he had mailed to Salem. Reedsport’s David Lane thought he’d won $1,000 on a Cash Flurries ticket. “When I got David on the phone, I told him he had put the wrong dollar amount on his claim form,” said Brandon Grover, an Oregon Lottery Security Specialist, in a news release. “He initially thought he hadn’t won anything. Then I told him he’d actually won $100,000. The phone went silent for a few seconds before he came back on and thanked me for calling.” “I sat there, and he told me I made a mistake on my paperwork,” Lane told The Umpqua Post by phone. “I was thinking ‘OK, here comes a hassle.’ Then he said instead of $1,000, it was $100,000. I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I just sat there, quiet for a few minutes just shaking because I couldn’t believe it.” The ticket, which features 25 snowflakes, has differing prizes.

Lane bought the ticket at the Reedsport Price ’N Pride just before the holidays, scratched the snowflakes and thought he’d won $1,000. He took the ticket to a retailer, who told him he needed to go to Salem to collect his prize. Lane mailed in the ticket. Once Lane’s ticket and claim form arrived at the lottery office, staff noticed that Lane had scratched only 24 of the 25 snowflake symbols. When the final snowflake was scratched, it revealed the symbol making it a $100,000 winner. Lane declined a picture for this story. It’s been an interesting few months for Lane, who has lived in the Reedsport area for about three years. He came to the area from Tennessee for a job and, when he got here, the job was gone. He’s been trying to exist since then. “I’ve been homeless until now,” he admitted. “I was left with no job, no home, or anything.” He had been driving a truck in Tennessee and had an accident

SEE LOTTERY, PAGE A7

Photo by Lou Sennick, The Umpqua Post

Garrett Kaufmann, on the ladder, gets some pointers on building the rafters of a shed from his teacher, Guy Marchione. The shop class at Reedsport Community Charter School is building the shed for a local business.

Reedsport High receives $250K grant BY CHELSEA DAVIS The Umpqua Post

Now Reedsport’s shop students can graduate with an apprenticeship under their tool belt. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Oregon’s Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industries announced $8.87 million in Career and Technical Education Revitalization grants to 140 middle and high schools statewide. Reedsport High received a $250,000 grant for a junior apprenticeship program. The school’s shop class for grades 7-12 is a student-run business, making money by selling its proj-

ects — anything from birdhouses to sheds. If a high school senior completes the program, he or she is guaranteed a job with one of the school’s partners during his or her last semester. “The proposed junior apprenticeship program is the first phase of an overall goal to bring back apprenticeships to the South Coast,” shop teacher Guy Marchione wrote in the grant application. Historically, many South Coast high schools prepared students to enter the workforce directly out of school. The preparation consisted of teaching students how to construct

SEE APPRENTICESHIP, PAGE A7

Rich Patten leads Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Rich Patten (center) listens as he presides over his first meeting of the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce. Also listening are Levi Allen of Mr. Mom’s Green Cleaning and chamber staff member Amy Stauffer. Patten replaces Nancie Hammond, who served as chamber president for two years.

The new president of the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce knows he has a lot to learn. “I have never owned a business,” Rich Patten admitted. “That’s why I made the comment (at a chamber meeting Jan. 9) that I’m not the brightest candle on the cake, but I plan to depend on all these other folks that have the experience.” Patten, a 25-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office in Roseburg, has been in Reedsport for eight years and became a mem-

ber of the chamber. “Through a friend of mine that was on the chamber, at the time,” he remembered. “They said they needed people to help ... so I went down and paid my dues and I’ve been there ever since.” He’s been a working member of the chamber for four years. Even though Patten worked for the sheriff’s in Roseburg, he would work a seasonal position at the Oregon Dunes and also worked DuneFest, a chamber-sponsored event. Patten admits he has a tough job ahead of him as chamber president. “It wasn’t something that I

actually sought,” he admitted. “I was asked by some people if I would consider taking it. I told them I would, if they really wanted me to. My skills are not in the areas of finance and things like that. My skills are in the form of people skills. I dealt with the public for so many years and we kind of decided I could do that and use the folks that know what they’re talking about to do the other things.” Patten talks about working as a team. He said he wants to make sure the events the chamber sponsors, such as DuneFest, Oregon Divisional

SEE CHAMBER, PAGE A7

ODFW seeks public input on coastal plan

The walls, come tumbling down

BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

Reedsport will be one of six sites for public open houses to solicit public comment on an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife draft management plan for six coastal salmon and trout species. The Reedsport meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave.

SEE ODFW, PAGE A9

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Workers begin demolishing a warehouse at Reedsport’s waterfront. The city received a grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to demolish the old Knife River building to make way for an expanded parking lot for the city’s Umpqua River boat launch facilities. Another grant will be needed to do the actual paving.

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Freeman visits with Reedsport residents BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

He wants to be Douglas County commissioner and reached out to the western part of the county on Jan. 8. State Rep. Tim Freeman, R-Roseburg, will not seek re-election to his house seat. “It had to do with me being tired of leaving my family,” he explained to about a dozen people at an informal meet and greet at Bedrock’s on the Bay in Winchester Bay. “Last session I was driving up there a couple of times and thinking, ‘I’m not sure I want to be away from home.’ “I like the work up there. I’m fairly accomplished at it. I have a good track record with everybody, but also not compromising principles and doing what I believed was best for the district.” Freeman has was first

elected to the Oregon House in 2008. He was a member of the House Republican leadership team and also served on the Joint Ways and Means Committee. He is seeking the commission seat now held by Commissioner Joe Laurence. Laurence decided not to seek re-election after two terms. Freeman is already used to making the rounds of the county as a state lawmaker. “Douglas County is a fairly large county,” he said. “One day this summer I was down in Glendale getting a briefing on the fires ... I was down with the governor and his staff and other legislators. Sheriff (John) Hanlin had mentioned to me that DuneFest was going on, that they had a building they work out of. It’s a pretty big operation for the sheriff’s office. He invited me to come over. So, I left Glendale and I drove over

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Rep. Tim Freeman, R-Roseburg, came to Winchester Bay for a meet and greet meeting with residents. Instead of seeking re-election to the Legislature, Freeman is running for Douglas County commissioner. some local control on how that is sold and market it a little bit better. We’ve had discussions about that. A couple of port things. Some of the dike issues that are going on. Over the summer, when it’s a little drier, we’ll explore that.” Freeman said he would also like to see the county address how much the local chamber is charged for putting on DuneFest every summer. “It’s getting more and

more difficult for DuneFest to pencil out,” he said. He said Douglas County has some big challenges ahead. “Clearly, over the next several years, Douglas County is going to have to ‘right-size’ their government,” Freeman said. “For a lot of the right reasons, we’re spending more money than is coming in. They have a great reserve fund to do that for little while. But, as we know,

from our businesses or at home, that’s not sustainable. You can’t spend more money than you have coming in long term.” Freeman said he wants to find out what the public thinks and hopes to convince commissioners, again, to hold meetings outside of Roseburg. Freeman will return to Salem next month for the legislature’s one-month, even-year session that begins Feb. 3.

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4:57 a.m., criminal mischief, 2800 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported vandalism. ■ 12:15 p.m., suspicious circumstances, 2800 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Suspicious male around residence. ■ 3:44 p.m., welfare check, 900 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported family living in business location and kids not going to school. Under investigation. ■ 7:06 p.m., public assist, 2800 block of Longwood Avenue, Reedsport. Call reported problems with grandson. Civil issue.

12:15 a.m., disturbance, 700 block of Greenwood Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a disturbance. ■ 12:45 a.m., disturbance, 300 block of S. 19th Street, Reedsport. Caller reported a disturbance. ■ 1:33 a.m., suspicious circumstances, 2100 block of Cedar Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported suspicious activity. ■ 2:11 p.m., trespass, 1300 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller wanted male trespassed from his business. ■ 3:30 p.m., ordinance violation, 1200 block of Ivy Avenue, Reedsport. Report of ordinance violation. Letter mailed.

■ 4:09 p.m. suspicious circumstances, 1500 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported male and child on the dike and the child seemed upset. Officers responded and located the pair. It was a male/female verbal dispute. ■ 11:43 p.m., disturbance, 1700 block of Ranch Road, Reedsport. Caller reported a disturbance. Verbal only.

with a neighbor. ■ 2:18 p.m., property, 100 block of N. Fourth Street, Reedsport. Informant turned in a found wallet. ■ 2:41 p.m., non-injury traffic crash, 1800 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport.

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here. “That day I drove 258 miles and I never left Douglas County.” Freeman regularly attends chamber of commerce meetings in Drain, Yoncalla and south Douglas County. He also attends the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber meetings once a month. He attended the chamber board meeting on Jan. 9. “I really made it a point to make sure that, anywhere I can, to plug into community meetings and be there to hear what’s going on,” he said. “I try to make that effort. It’s amazing how much you can learn about a community by going to a chamber meeting or a school board meeting or a city council meeting. The same folks sort of do everything. Each community has a small group of people that are very active. If you can figure out where they’re coming together once a month and plug into that when you’re in session in Salem, and there’s a issue, they’ll feel comfortable calling you or you’ll know who to call.” In his meetings in western Douglas County, Freeman said he knows there are tough issues to tackle. “There is a lot of stuff around economic development,” he said. “Specifically, we’ve had the chance to talk about the International Paper property and, somehow, getting

Wednesday, Jan. 8 ■ 3:06 a.m., agency assist. Oregon State Police requested assistance with an injured animal near the Dean’s Creek Viewing Area. ■ 2:04 p.m., public assist, 3600 block of Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller requested assistance

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Thursday, Jan. 9 ■ 2:19 p.m., public assist, 2200 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller requested officer to advise a male he is no longer allowed at location.

Friday, Jan. 10 ■ 7:33 a.m., harassment/threats, 700 block of Juniper Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported receiving unwanted texts and calls. ■ 2:13 p.m., criminal mischief, first block of Holly Court, Reedsport. Caller reported a vehicle was vandalized in front of his home. ■ 5:08 p.m., animal problems, 1400 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a dog was tied up in the middle of a parking lot with nobody around. ■ 6:31 p.m., harassment/threats, 2800 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported threats from neighbor. Officers responded and spoke with subjects.

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■ 5:25 a.m., medical aidpolice, 1300 block of Hawthorne Avenue, Reedsport. Call reported an open door. ■ 12:14 p.m., agency assist, 100 block of N. Fourth Street, Reedsport. Received a request from Oregon State Police to lodge a prisoner awaiting transport to the Douglas County Jail. ■ 6:06 p.m., trespass, 2000 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller requested male to quit loitering and he became unruly. Requested officer trespass him. Officer responded and trespassed him from location. ■ 11:15 p.m., disturbance, 2400 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported noise coming from one of the apartments.

Sunday, Jan. 12 ■ 1:19 a.m., suspicious circumstances, 1800 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a male sleeping.


Wednesday, January 15,2014 • The Umpqua Post • A3

LOCAL OBITUARIES Diana Jane Ammons April 2, 1943 - Dec. 30, 2013

A funeral Mass was held for Diana Jane Ammons, 70, of Reedsport on Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Reedsport. Diana passed away at home on the morning Diana Ammons of Dec. 30, 2013. She was born April 2, 1943, to Howard and Jerry Leach of Reedsport. She grew up in Reedsport and spent her life there. She was a devout Catholic always doing God’s work. She loved

her family most in life. Diana married Clifford Ammons Jan. 23, 1961. Together they had two children, Tony and Sonnia. Together they owned and operated Smith River RV Park and Village and later Smith River RV Park eventually selling them both and retiring nearby. She is survived by her husband, Cliff; son, Tony Ammons of Reedsport; daughter, Sonnia King of Kennewick, Wash.; four grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and extended family. She was deeply loved and will be forever missed. Sign the guestbook at www.theworldlink.com.

Mayor, city council pick Reedsport folks to serve in various capacities The Reedsport City Council made some appointments and Mayor Keith Tymchuk made committee assignments at the council’s Jan. 6 meeting. Councilor Frank Barth was voted council president. He replaces Diane Essig, who will serve as the alternate president. There was little change to committee assignments. Essig will remain as the council representative for the city’s parks and beautification committee. Kathi Wall-Meyer will be the council’s representative on the Lower Umpqua Economic Development Forum. City manager Jonathan Wright also serves on that body. DeeDee

Murphy and Debby Turner will serve as council representatives on the city’s audit committee. Linda McCollum will represent the city at the Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association. Barth will continue to serve on the traffic safety committee and Essig will continue her role with the Umpqua Experience steering committee. The council also voted for members of several committees. Lee Bridge and Tara Szalewski were voted onto the city’s budget committee. There are still two vacancies on that committee. Incumbent Susan Martin and Chris Surina were selected for three-year terms on the parks and

beautification committee. Surina and incumbent Szalewski were named to the city’s planning commission. There is still one vacancy on that committee. Incumbent Pauline Vierra and Gail Adamson were named to the Umpqua Experience Steering Committee. Fred Lundgren was named to the traffic safety advisory committee. There is still one vacancy on that committee. There is still a vacancy on the Reedsport Branch Library Advisory Board. That’s a four-year term. Anyone interested in service on a committee or board should contact the city.

SALEM (AP) — Oregon state officials say liquor prices are not likely to change if the system is privatized, as has been proposed in a ballot initiative. Oregon consumers would likely pay the same prices for alcohol because the fees are not going to change, The Statesman Journal reported in Sunday’s newspaper. That money collected by the state of Oregon goes to cities, counties and the state general fund, bringing in $396.7 million during the 2011-2013 biennium. Liquor sales are the third biggest revenue generator for Oregon. If a ballot initiative qualifies for the November election, the only impact to consumers would be alcohol sales in grocery stores. Grocers would likely profit but the state would be forced out of the business. “I think the biggest mis-

conception about the (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) is that prices are high because the liquor stores are agents of the state,” OLCC Board Chairman Rob Patridge said. “Oregon has chosen ... lottery, liquor and tobacco as major state revenue sources that other states like California and Nevada have not chosen.” The state sent $70.1 million in monthly checks to incorporated Oregon cities during the 2011-2013 biennium and $49.1 million in quarterly checks to all cities — including unincorporated cities — using a formula based on population and statewide liquor sales. “Unfortunately, people don’t realize how much money is coming into their city,” Patridge said. “The money is really critically important to keeping the light on at the local city

council and putting officers on the street.” That’s why the political group Oregonians for Competition included a sales tax and fees in each of the five privatization initiatives it filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on behalf of the Northwest Grocers’ Association. “The intention is to yield the same revenue,” spokesman Pat McCormick said. McCormick has said competition from grocery stores could lower prices, but Washington liquor prices spiked after voters approved privatization in 2011. Prices have since dropped and hover slightly above where they were before privatization. The 248 liquor stores in Oregon are privately owned, but the state owns the alcohol on their shelves and pays a percentage of each sale to the owner.

Concordia vocal ensemble to perform at two Liquor privatization proposal not Reedsport venues expected to change statewide prices The Concordia University Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble will make appearances in Reedsport next weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the choir, under direction of Kurt Berentsen, will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Pacific Auditorium. It’s a free event. On Sunday, Jan. 26, the choir will also sing as part of the worship service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Ave., Reedsport at 8:30 a.m. The ensemble is part of the university’s music ministry and outreach programs. Those program make 30 presentations a year. The choir has sung throughout the United States and Europe.

Christi Crux includes 45 singers chosen from the larger Concordia University Choir. The choir’s repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary choral selections. According to a news release, Concordia University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Northeast Portland, with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Founded in 1905, Concordia University has over 6,000 students through its College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences, School of Management, and School of Law.

School board plans policy-rich agenda The Reedsport School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 15, at the district offices, 100 Ranch Road, Reedsport. The agenda includes reports from student representatives, a member of the charter school board, RCCS administrator Laura Davis, superintendent Jim Thomas and the Reedsport Academy coordinator. Action items include the second reading of a number of policies including domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, stalking leave; criminal records check and fingerprinting; staffing; special education; and graduation requirements. There is also scheduled discussion on the district’s four-day school week and a reading program update. Also scheduled is an executive session on labor negotiations. The next regular board meeting will be on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Port commission to discuss wharf, commercial dock The Port of Umpqua Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 15, at the port annex building. The agenda includes public comment, a discussion of the commercial dock and Umpqua River Wharf inspection, a discussion on budget committee members and consideration of the purchase of chairs and tables for the annex building. There will be reports from the port manager, the manager of Salmon Harbor and port commissioners. There is also an executive session planned regarding real property transactions.

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See you at the bowling alley – with bumpers To say that I’m not much of a bowler is an understatement. One of my first bowling experiences ended with me powerfully releasing the ball behind me and nearly braining my friends sitting in the safe zone behind me. Another time I was proud to release the ball in the right direction only to watch and listen in mortification as it bounced loudly down the entire length of the alley. If I can’t politely avoid bowling these days, I work hard to persuade whoever’s in charge to put up the bumpers so I can ricochet my bowling ball back and forth from one side to the other until it reaches the pins. That’s why last week’s article about Reedsport Community Charter School’s successful bowling team on the sports page of The Umpqua Post made me curious. I recognized those bowlers’ names, and I felt compelled to find out what made such otherwise reasonable and well-adjusted kids engage in this horrible activity. So I showed up last Friday night shortly before 7 o’clock at Reedsport Lanes to see for myself what all the fuss was about. The girls team had already assembled when I arrive, and they greet me

with hugs and smiles. The team’s four-year veteran, senior Cassidy Howell, warns me SCHOOL that my MATTERS first response when I see her bowl will be “Ouch!” She’s right. Cassidy has a roundhouse techKRISTEN nique, ZETZSCHE bowling like a lefty though she’s right-handed so her arm ends up twisting behind her body before her release. But she claims it doesn’t actually hurt, and her results are so good there’s no need for her make adjustments. The first thing I realize is that these girls are all friends — they hang out together whether they’re bowling or not. And they’re a very social group. Coach Machelle Dorsey said, “Once they were bowling during public bowling hours when I was working at the desk and they got so loud I had to come tell them to quiet down. They were just having a great time together.” Kaylee King, a sophomore bowler, agrees: “That’s my favorite part about bowl-

ing — getting closer to everyone on the team.” The second thing I observe is that when practice officially begins, the team is serious about its bowling. They socialize and laugh as they wait their turn, but when they are up they are fully concentrated. And good. Freshman Emmalee Holmes said that’s what she loves about being on the team: “I like learning the strategy, and I like the focus it takes.” That strategy and focus are paying off for the team, which has now placed third or above in five of this season’s tournaments against the much larger schools that also belong to our District 4. “These girls know what they need to do to succeed,” coach Dave Flores said. “I’m just here to remind them.” The bowlers even placed third on Sunday in Cottage Grove without two of their strongest bowlers, juniors Shania Flores and Aurora Duff, who had a scheduling conflict. Their success has them dreaming big dreams of a high placement at the district championships and a possible berth at the state tournament in Medford. But in the meantime, they’re obviously having a great time hanging out together and bowling.

It’s interesting: In 2000, Harvard professor Robert Putnam wrote a book called “Bowling Alone” in which he contended that Americans have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, and neighbors. Drawing on evidence from nearly 500,000 interviews over the last quarter century, Putnam claimed that we sign fewer petitions, belong to fewer organizations that actually meet, know our neighbors less, meet with friends less frequently, and even socialize with our families less often. One sign of this lack of connection, he says, is that more Americans are bowling than ever before, but they are not bowling in leagues. Instead, they’re bowling alone. As I watch both the boys and girls teams bowling, laughing, and chatting beneath the local league rosters that crowd the walls of Reedsport Lanes, I feel great hope in the health of our community. Dr. Putnam would probably put it this way: A town — and a school — that bowls together, stays together. It may even be enough to make me revise my stance on bowling. Bring out those bumpers — I’ll see you at the bowling alley!

Even commissioners can get the flu It hit me like a car wreck. I went from scratchy throat to total mess in about six hours. My body ached, I couldn’t breathe, and my eyeballs felt like they were going to pop out of my head. I don’t know if I had the flu. I didn’t get a diagnosis because I felt so bad that going to the Urgent Care was more than I could manage. I dosed myself with cold meds and slept for almost 20 hours. After six days, I am feeling a lot better. Oregon is part of a national and international monitoring network that tracks flu activity. This flu season is shaping up to be the worst since 2009-2010, when many of us got up close and personal with Swine Flu. H1N1 is at it again. The Fed, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention answers a lot of flu questions. The CDC suggests that the best thing you can do to prevent getting the flu is to get immunized, and that it’s not too late if you haven’t yet done it. Current flu vaccine includes H1N1. The good news is that (unlike 2009-2010) there is lots of

vaccine and people are getting immunized. Did you THE COUNTY know that people SCENE with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away through coughs and Susan Morgan sneezes? Douglas County This is the Commissioner most common way that flu virus is spread. Best defense is to wash your hands often and avoid touching your face, where the virus enters your body through your mouth and nose. According to the CDC, most healthy adults may be able to infect others 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. You may be able to pass on the flu before you know you are sick and while you are sick. If you develop a flu-like illness, suggestions are to stay home, rest, and (if you choose) use over the counter cold remedies. Watch out for dehydration, secondary infections like ear and sinus infection, and pneumonia.

The flu usually lasts from 1 – 2 weeks. For more information on the flu, treatment, viral mutation, vaccine development, anti-viral drug treatments and more go to www.flu.gov To follow the developing flu season in Oregon, check out FluBites at

http://1.usa.gov/1ePHJLA Susan always welcome your questions or comments. Please contact her by email at morgan@co.douglas.or.us; by mail at Douglas County Courthouse, Room 217, 1036 SE Douglas, Roseburg, 97470; or by phone at 4404201.

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Congress went back to work this week. As the new year begins, we feel a cautious optimism. We’d like to believe that last year’s dismal performance, earning the 113th Congress distinction as the least productive in history, will have had a humbling effect. None of our elected representatives want a repeat of that clown show. And the South Coast eked out successes amid that awful fray. In October, Congress passed a one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools Act that kept at last some monies coming to O&C counties, buying at least a little more time for those hurting counties to craft long-term revenue solutions. Later that same month, the House voted 417-3 to pass the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. The bill would fund maintenance projects for waterways across the country for the next decade, including projects at the ports of Umpqua, Siuslaw and Coos Bay. So, from that brief

glint of light amid last session’s heat, we suggest for Congress a modest New Year’s resolution: Pass timber legislation. Look how far we’ve already come. In September, the House passed the O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act, authored by Oregon Representatives Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader. In November, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden introduced his own O&C timber bill in the Senate. There are differences between the bills that need resolution. Wyden’s plan would increase timber production an average of between 300 million and 350 million board feet a year. The House bill yields much more — between 400 million to 500 million board feet a year. But it seems to us that we’ve got some momentum now toward discussion, compromise and, most of all, getting things done. We encourage Congress, and especially our representatives, to ride that momentum and open some timberland for responsible harvest.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Supporting Tim Freeman Small communities like Reedsport/Winchester Bay often get overlooked. That is why I was pleasantly surprised when State Representative Tim Freeman chose to hold a meet and greet here at our own Bedrock’s on the Bay. Most of us have not been exposed to Tim Freeman. He has represented HD 2 in the State Legislature for the past several years, which does not include Coastal Douglas County. Now that he is running for Douglas County Commissioner, he has made it a priority to get to know the entire county. Tim chose to spend an evening last week meeting West Douglas County people and listening to their concerns about where the county is going. This impressed me but I needed to find out if Tim was real. Would Tim be as receptive to the voters after being elected? According to a friend in Roseburg, who I know and respect, I found that Tim is probably one of the very few elected officials, who is willing to listen to just about everyone. For this reason he is supporting Tim and that recommendation is good enough for me! So, listening to constituents is not something Tim Freeman does only during the campaign season. Campaign material says that Tim is an active member of every city chamber of commerce in the county and attends events all over the place. My friend also offered that Tim Freeman is a small businessman, operating a Shell station in Roseburg, who knows Douglas County. Tim Freeman is one of us. He is the dedicated leader we need as our next County Commissioner. Mervyn E. Cloe Reedsport

How to contact your legislators U.S. Senators Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) 107 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3753 Fax: (202) 228-3997 Web site: http://merkley.senate.gov/contact Sen. Ron Wyden (D) 223 Dirkson Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-0001 Phone: (202) 224-5244 Fax: (202) 228-2717 Web site: http://wyden.senate.gov/contact U.S. Representative — Congressional District 4 Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D) 2134 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-0001 Phone: (202) 225-6416 Fax: (202) 225-0032 Web site www.house.gov/formdefazio/contact.html State Senator — Senate District 5 Sen. Arnie Roblan (D) 900 Court St. NE, S-417 Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 986-1705 Fax: (541) 267-5197 E-mail: sen.arnieroblan@state.or.us Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/roblan State Representative — House District 9 Rep. Caddy McKeown (D) 900 Court St. NE, H-376 District office P.O. Box 1410 Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 986-1409 Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 267-6843 Fax: (503) 986-1130 E-mail: rep.caddymckeown@state.or.us Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/mckeown


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Walk this way to the walk-in clinic Now you can walk (or limp) right in when who is a real leader, one who is a tireless volyou’re sick enough to need a doctor, but not unteer and has a vision for the future here. To nominate a person for either award, sick enough for the emergency room. It’s just jot down your thoughts and describe called the “Walk-In Clinic” for a reason, the reasons you feel he/she should be honthat’s all it takes (Duh). The clinic is open now and located on the far end of Reedsport ored. Be sure to add as many details as you Medical Clinic on Ranch Road, and operated can, sign it and turn it into the Chamber by Jan. 30. by Lower Umpqua Hospital. The awards will be presented at the The convenience is fabulous, but more than that, it means you won’t be waiting for Chamber’s annual dinner Feb. 22. Call the office now 541-271-3495 to reserve a seat at days to see your regular doctor when you the best show of the year. We’re shaking it could be getting well. Hopefully, that also up again by making the annual fiesta a little means you’ll be keeping your germs and more informal. Like a backyard BBQ with wadded up Kleenex to yourself, rather than City Manager Jonathan Wright wrangling spreading them to your co-workers and the the grill. rest of town. No appointment needed, the cost is less than most emergency room visWake up and smell the new year! its, and it’s open the right hours so you can This is the year you’ve been talking get there without leaving work - from noon about, you know, the one where till 8 p.m. Wednesday through you’re going to get really involved in Monday. Now you can have dinner, WHAT’S UP! the community you live in, and give start a load of laundry and put the back, or pay forward, or be preskids to bed before you go get that ent… well, you know. Be one of splinter out. Handy! those people who gets the awards! A hearty start Every club and organization would welcome new members, When it comes to a great breakespecially younger ones who are fast, is it “hearty,” or “hardy”? Pick ready to take over jobs and fill in to one for each week, and plan to make Nancie do the heavy lifting. Surely you’ve the Saturday breakfast fundraiser a H a m m o n d noticed that you see the same faces tradition. over and over again, at every event, This week, it’s the home-style meeting… and haven’t you bought your eggs, bacon or sausage and pancakes at the Christmas tree from the same guy every Winchester Bay Community Building. Get year as long as you remember? He is a volout there and start the rainy day with a power breakfast, have a drive around then go unteer, and has been in that little trailer each year long enough to raise a kid and send him back to bed — it’s winter. Seriously, on a off to college. When he’s gone, who will good rainy day a walk on the beach is just arrange to get glasses for low income kids the right thing, so take a hike before you and seniors? Who will drive the dial-a-ride take that nap. Next week, (Jan. 19) breakfast is served at bus? It has to be you. the Moose Lodge downtown. They do a And speaking of the chamber ... marvelous job of dishing up a mom-style Become a member. It’s important that we meal with all the pancakes you can eat, bisall stick together and the Chamber is comcuits and gravy, and scrambled egg buffet. mon ground for everyone. There are plenty The price is right for both breakfast places, and the money you spend is used for of volunteer positions to choose from, that’s for sure. We put on a lot of events and every good deeds. In Winchester Bay, the money single one of them is run by volunteers. pays to keep the Community Building and Philip Boe Park up and running. It takes a lot That’s what you can do for the Chamber but of work, all done by volunteers, and supplies there are so many ways the Chamber can work for you. which are paid for with profit from these You don’t have to be a business owner to events. The same is true at the Moose be a member, just have some commitment Lodge, where they are busy raising money for scholarships and donating to good caus- for making our area the best it can be. Besides, I’ll bet you have an opinion on a few es. Also, at both places your breakfast is things that could use improvement, don’t cooked by a mom who knows what she’s you? Well, make this year the one where you doing! get involved, because you know what they Who do you love? say — “if you’re not part of the solution, Looking for those people. The ones who’s you’re part of the problem.” My two terms as President of the Chamber names always elicit the same response – “Oh I love him!” And the reason he or she is have come to an end and 2014 President Rich Patten has the gavel now. I know he’ll do a so loved is because they do so much for the community. Now is the time to tell everyone great job and be an excellent leader. I’m anxwhy you admire that person, by nominating ious to get back to my regular volunteer positions with the advertising committee and them for an award! events. I was honored to be President, and The Oscar Anderson Volunteer of the tried hard to do the right things. In the past Year Award is chosen by nominations from the public. The original Oscar Anderson was few months I haven’t felt very well and it was loved for his commitment to volunteer serv- hard to get everything done, so I’m ready to go back to semi-retirement. ice, and the award is for volunteers anyIt’s been a great two years though. We where in our community. It can be someone who delivers meals, or delivers people where have come so far, it’s amazing to look back. It’s been a time of change, including some of they need to go, staffs an information desk the ways we’ve always done business. In 2011, or cooks a lot of pancakes. You decide. we had a complete financial audit to see The Business Person of the Year is the exactly where we were and the results were highest honor from the Reedsport/ eye-opening. We had to make changes, or Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce. slowly go broke. We had problems that needThe recipient is a member of the Chamber

ed triage treatment. We had to take action and turn things around, so we did, from top to bottom. The events weren’t making a profit, they were costing money. We were pushed past our limits. I really didn’t want to be at the helm when the ship sunk, and it looked kind of dicey. Instead, a new board full of energy and great ideas was seated and we got to work. And work. And work. We split up the jobs for the events and created teams to do the same support jobs for each festival. The ad committee came in to take care of press releases, posters, ads on TV, radio and newspapers. The cash team took care of the deposits and counting with rotating members, the volunteer team scheduled workers and made sure every post was covered…. And it was rough the first year, but last year it was very smooth and the plan worked just the way it should. We also turned all of our finances over to a professional CPA and decided not to fill the office manager position. Instead, Amy Stauffer, our long-time employee became our “board liaison” which means she runs fast to get whatever the event chairs need when they need it, and she has to remember everything for everyone, which she does! The amount of hours this board put in has been amazing. Every person has been a hard worker who brought skills to the table and it’s meant a new website that we’ve needed for a long time; a finance committee to oversee all the event budgets and look for

ways to consolidate some services; a review team for the bylaws; and dozens of other chores that have been simmering for years and waiting for the right person to pick them up. We happened to have a table full of right people! I’m looking forward to being at the table, not at the head of it. Still, if you want to know why you should join the Chamber or who you should contact for an event, or if you want to learn more about how the ad committee can help you with free and low-cost advertising, I’m your gal. I’ll never stop supporting the Chamber and being an advocate for membership. In fact, there are some great opportunities with the ad committee coming up soon that could give your biz the boost. You pay a fraction of the cost for coverage you could never afford on your own. It’s a good deal. Actually it’s a great deal, no hidden costs, no tricks, no problems. This is a free service to the members, and there are a lot of them to choose from. Maybe you wonder how a business ends up with a logo on the posters for events? Or how they become the cocktail bar at events? Maybe you believe it’s all about who you know and those people are all friends outside your circle. But the truth is this: We offer these opportunities to the entire membership of the Chamber. Anyone can be part of it. A lot of the promotions are free or paid down, and we do the work for you. Oh, there’s more — so much more — call me!

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Community Calendar Jan. 15 Wednesday Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg, room 216. ■ Lions Health Screening — 9 a.m, Highland Elementary School, 2605 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. ■ Memorial Day Parade organizing group — Noon, Reedsport city council chambers, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. ■ Roseburg School Board— 6:30 p.m., Reedsport District office, 100 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular session. ■ Port of Umpqua Board — 7 p.m., 1841 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting. ■

Jan. 16 Thursday VA Roseburg quarterly remembrance service — Noon, VA Roseburg campus chapel, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg. The service is observed to honor department veterans, employees and volunteers. The public is invited. ■ Elkton Community Education Center dinner — 6 p.m. at ECEC Community Building, 15850 Highway 38 W, Elkton. Suggested donation is $10 per person. Kids under 12 half price. The theme of the dinner is “Soup Sampler.” Reservations at 541-584-2692. ■

Jan. 18 Saturday Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association — 1 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. Onstage performance from 1 to 3 p.m. with an acoustic circle jam from 3 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. ■

Jan. 22 Wednesday ■ Lower Umpqua Hospital District Board — 7:30 a.m., conference room, LUH, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular meeting. ■ Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas

Ave., Roseburg, room 216.

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Mondays Overeaters Anonymous 4-5 p.m., United Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Drive. ■ Entertainment Night 6:30 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road. ■

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Tuesdays SAFE Drug/alcohol recovery support group 6:30 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 2500 Longwood Drive. ■ Instructor available at the Computer Learning Center 9 a.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road. ■ Al-Anon meeting 10 a.m., United Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Drive. ■ Exercise class, 10 a.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road. ■ Bingo 6 p.m., Eagles, 510 Greenwood Ave. ■ Coast Toasties Toastmasters Club 7:15 p.m., Reedsport Branch Library, 395 Winchester Ave. ■

Wednesdays Douglas County Board of Commissioners 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg; regular meeting. ■ Preschool Story Time 11 a.m., Reedsport Branch Library, 395 Winchester Ave. ■ Soup’s On noon, Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road, Reedsport. Free lunch open to the public. ■ Bingo 1-3 p.m., Lower Umpqua Senior Center, 460 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. ■ Project Blessing Food giveaway 1-3 p.m., old fire hall in Lions Park. The giveaway is open to everyone. ■

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FROM PAGE 1 Chainsaw Sculpting Championships and Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival: Confluence continue to get better before turning his attention to local businesses. “We want to get everything running very smoothly this year,” he said. “As that happens, it’s going to open up time for us to be involved in going forward and doing other things. The whole goal is to get new businesses into town, take care of our businesses that we have and make sure that, when we have these events, it brings people into the community so, obviously, they’re going to spend their money here.” Patten said he knows there has been some concern in the past that the chamber focused more on events than local businesses. He said he wants to focus more on the actual businesses in the area. “We’re going to move in that direction,” he said. “Part of the reason we’ve been talked about as being event oriented ... it is true. That’s where we have to get our funds to be able to run the business. Chamber’s a business like anything else. It take a fair amount of money

to run this business. We have employees, we have rent, we have insurances and we have all the normal things.” Patten said the chamber doesn’t make a lot from the events. “It takes those to bring enough funds in to be able to go through the year,” he said, “and take care of business.” He also knows new business is important. “We have some ideas that we can do, in the future, to maybe bring more business into the community and stand behind the businesses that we do have.” The chamber currently has 112 members. Patten replaces Nancie Hammond, who served as chamber president for two years. “She worked very, very hard for the chamber,” he said. “She’s going to stay on and lend her expertise as the past president. So, she will be guiding a lot of the stuff that I don’t know what to do. She’ll be giving me background and assistance.” The chamber board meets twice a month, the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Reedsport Community Center in downtown Reedsport.

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Members of the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce board meet for the first time in 2014. The meetings are the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Rich Patten, center, is the new chamber president.

New Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce board meets BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

New members of the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Board of Directors met for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Reedsport Community Center. Rich Patten is the new president. Jody Henderson, of Lower Umpqua Hospital, is the first vicepresident. Bill Karcher of Coastal Ceramics is second vice president. Liz Adamo,

Apprenticeship

Mal and Seitz, is secretary and Debby Turner is treasurer. Nancie Hammond, Stockade Market, will serve as past president. The board of directors are Bob del Re; Bobbi Unger; Bobby del Re, Signs Unlimited; Carey Jones; Chuck Carncross, Price ’N Pride; DeeDee Murphy; Dick Ludwig, Double Ds on the Rocks; Ethel Dibala; Jennie Emerson, Best Western; Julie Huebner,

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In the grant application, Marchione wrote that South Coast manufacturers are in need of trained workers. homes, log and do metal fabrication. But as manufacturing jobs declined, companies dropped apprenticeships and schools placed a heavier emphasis on college readiness. The hope is that RCCS’s Junior Apprenticeship program, combined with Reedsport Machine and Fabrication’s adult apprenticeship center, will encourage and enable Southwestern Oregon Community College to support regional apprenticeships, he wrote. With this grant, the school’s CTE shop program will transform into a state-approved apprenticeship program. During a student’s junior and senior year, they’ll be able to complete 1,000 hours in an apprenticeship.

The program will focus on marine welding, machining and fabrication and general welding (which can lead to a general welding certificate). An apprenticeship in road construction will also be added near the end of the grant cycle. In the grant application, Marchione wrote that South Coast manufacturers are in desperate need of trained workers. In 2013, one employer turned away $500,000 of work for lack of trained welders and fabrication applicants, he wrote. Reedsport Machine and Fabrication, MI Inspections and Laskey-Clifton Corporation have partnered with the school to support the apprenticeship program. The state’s CTE program was created in 2011 to give students the skills needed to jump into the workforce upon high school graduation. Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

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After taxes, Lane brought home a check for $67,000. that forced him to quit. His job in Reedsport dissolved when the person he was coming to work for died. I messed around for a few months with the money I did have,” he remembered. “I finally filed for early retirement, which really hurt because it cut the money down. I’ve been living off $540 (a month) up until I got this money.” So, the last two months have been eventful for Lane.

“I got my Social Security disability, and all that back pay, in December,” he said, “just about a week before I hit the ticket.” After taxes, Lane brought home a check for $67,000 ... money which will go into the bank. “Basically, it’s just going to go into savings,” Lane admitted. “When I got my settlement from SSI, I went and bought an almost new car, so I had dependable transportation and I stay in a 20-foot RV right now, and I went out and bought a 33foot RV that I can live in, so that I can have more room.” He said friends in Reedsport allow him to stay

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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 2160 Elm Avenue in Reedsport Sunday Worship Service.........................8:30am Sunday School..........................................9:45am Sunday Bible Study.................................4:00pm Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. Pastor Quintin Cundiff • Office: 541-271-2633 J a n - H i l P r e s c h o o l : 271-3936, Tues-Thurs 8:30-11am Jesus’ love is here for you!

Covenant United Methodist Church 3520 Frontage Road Monday Entertainment..................6:30 pm Wednesday Soup’s On.....Noon – 1:00 pm Thursday Sing-A-Long........7:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday Worship.................................9:00 am Sunday Youth Program. 10:30 – 11:00 am

Pastor Jim Ives 541-271-3771 Spend some quality family time together. Worship at the church of your choice. Our community has a number of churches and a variety of denominations for you and your family.

Fullhart Insurance; Levi Allen, Mr. Mom’s Green Cleaning; Paul Stallard, Winchester Bay RV Resort; Phyllis Dever, Winchester Bay Vacation Rentals and Sonnia Rowe. Reedsport City Manager Jonathan Wright is a nonvoting member of the chamber board. The chamber board meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Reedsport Community Center.

on their property for free and he plans to stay. “Oh, yes,” Lane, 59, said. “I’m definitely staying here. Like I said, these people were so good to let me stay on their property and kind of keep an eye out, there’s no reason to leave nice people like that.” Lane’s advice for other lottery scratch-it players, “Scratch everything on the ticket.” He said, despite his recent success, he’s probably done with the lottery for awhile. “I’m going to say my luck was right then and there,” he said. “I’m going to wait awhile before I try it again.”

Harbor Baptist Church P.O. Box 1316 • 7th and Broadway in Winchester Bay

Sunday School...................................9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30 am Sunday Evening Worship..............6:00 pm Wednesday Potluck Dinner............6:00 pm Wednesday bible Study..................7:00 pm

541-271-2023

Reedsport Christian Church 2795 Frontage Road in Reedsport Sunday School...............................9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship.......10:45 am Wednesday Bible Study.............6:30 pm

Pastor Bob Whiteman (541) 271-3756

Reedsport Church of God 2191 Birch in Reedsport Worship Service..........................................................8:00 am Sunday School............................................................9:30 am Second Worship Service..........................................9:30 am Third Worship Service.............................................11:00 am Senior Pastor Allen Chaney Associate Pastor Michael Wright (541) 271-3928

United Presbyterian Church 2360 Longwood Dr. in Reedsport Sunday Adult Study..........................9:30 am Sunday Worship...............................11:00 am Wednesday Night Choir..................7:30 pm

Pastor Dr. William Stevens 541-271-3214 churchoffice@reedsportpres.org www.reedsportpres.org

The Douglas County Library System has received a $20,850 Ready-to-Read grant to improve library services to children in Douglas County. The Readyto-Read grant will fund the library’s popular Summer Reading Program, providing performers, artists, and giveaway books for children and teens throughout the county. The grant will also support early literacy projects such as outreach visits to Head Starts and preschools, Baby Lapsit pro-

grams for Phoenix School, and educational programs for parents and caregivers. Picture books and summerreading titles will be purchased for all branches. The Ready-to-Read Grant was established by the state legislature in 1993 and is administered by the Oregon State Library. Its purpose is to assist local libraries in achieving the Oregon benchmarks for childhood learning and development. For further information, contact Chris Crowe at 541957-4635.

The Reedsport/ Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for two community awards honoring volunteerism. The Business Person of the Year award honors the chamber member who personifies good business through community involvement. The highest honor awarded by the chamber, the Business Person of the Year nominations should include examples of ways the nominee contributes to the community. The nominee can reside anywhere in the Reedsport, Winchester Bay, Scottsburg and Gardiner area as long as he/she is a member of the chamber. Nominations are informal and based on the writer’s opinion, but must be in writing and delivered to the chamber via email, USPS or in person by end of day Jan. 30. The Oscar Anderson Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a local volunteer who works for the benefit of the entire community through service organizations and activities such as “MealsOn-Wheels” or Dial-aRide and any group or individual service. The nominee need not be a chamber member. The annual chamber dinner and introduction of 2014 board of directors will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Marina Activity Center at Salmon Harbor in Winchester Bay. Reservations are available by phone at the chamber office: 541-271-3495.


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$12.00 $17.00 Umpqua Dairy Products is seeking a

Sales Manager We are excited to announce an available position at First Community Credit Union at the Coquille Corporate Headquarters!

Full-Time Human Resources Specialist Salary Range: $10.00 to $19.00 EOE. For more details, please apply online: www.myfirstccu.org

207 Drivers Domino’s Pizza is hiring delivery drivers. Must be 18 and have a Licence, own car, insurance and clean driving record. Apply at 3440 Ocean Blvd after 4:00PM. Drivers-Whether you have experience or need training, we offer unbeatable career opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver, LEASE OPERATOR, LEASE TRAINERS. 877-369-7104 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com OCAN DRIVERS-Regional Runs, Western States - Excellent Pay Package, Great Bonus Potential, Great Equipment, Steady Freight, CDL-A, 1-Year OTR Experience Required. HazMat Required. 888-929-9140 www.andrustrans.com OCAN Gordon Trucking, Inc. CDL-A Solos & Team Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus & $.54 CPM. Consistent Miles, Benefits, 401k, EOE. Call 7 days/week 866-435-8590 OCAN

at our Coos Bay Distribution Center. The Sales Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Coos Bay Distribution Center: This includes managing sales, monitoring product inventory, supervising employees, overseeing facility maintenance and organizing the distribution needs of the Company along the Coast. Job Requirements:  A minimum of 5 yrs. sales & supervisory experience in a similar or related business (grocery, restaurant, food service, etc.)  Superior relationship management skills and an exceptional commitment to customer satisfaction  Ability to work under pressure; organized and efficient use of time; set priorities to ensure tasks are completed accurately and on time  Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and holidays  Must possess or be able to obtain a Class A CDL

Care Giving 225 HARMONY HOMECARE “Quality Caregivers provide Assisted living in your home”. 541-260-1788

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Competitive wage, benefits. Please Call 541-404-7606

301 Business for Sale FOR SALE: North Bend Barber Shop. 2 Stations. Established for 17 years. Call for more information. 541-297-3393

302 Business Service NURSING STAFF NEEDED Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon, OR has positions available for RN’s and CNA II’s for all shifts in both ED and Med/Surg Great work environment, wages, benefits $5000 Hiring Bonus for FT RN’s hrsupport@southerncoos.org 541-347-4515 EOE; Tobacco Free; Vet Pref

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DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-772-5295. www.paralegalalternatives.com legalalt@msn.com OCAN

HOUSE FOR RENT: 3 bed, 2 bath new home. Stove & fridge included. 5 miles from Bandon. $1200 plus deposit. No smoking. 541-290-6172.

541-267-6278 Real Estate 500

501 Commercial PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitations or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

For more information and to apply please visit: www.umpquadairy.com We are a drug free workplace EEO

227 Elderly Care

211 Health Care

LOST: January 12, 2014 in Coos Bay area. Grey Cockatiel Bird. Call 503-568-5842

Nice House, 3 bdrm. 2 bath plus Hobby Room, Deck, very good area, Pets if approved, 3688 Chester, North Bend. $970 plus $1000 Dep. 541-756-1829

601 Apartments 2 bedroom Reedsport $525 Clean & Quiet. Single Story.W/S/G Paid. Possible reduced rent for management duties. 541-271-0828

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE Small Studio C.B. $350. Studio N.B. $395. & $425. Large 1 Bedroom C.B. $525. 1 bedroom C.B & N.B. $475 2 bedroom House C.B. $775. Call for info.

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306 Jobs Wanted

STORAGE UNITS AVAILABLE Special: 3rd Full month FREE Call for pricing & availability

• 1 bed - cute, quiet location carport- Inc. WSG - on site laundry - $500 + $540 dep. - Lease required • 1 bed - new carpet & paint - Inc. WSG - $415/mo. - lease required Homes: • 2 bed, 1 bath - Lakeside area - on water w/2 boat slips - $750 + $800 dep. - no pets, no smoking

Commercial/Retail: • 550 sq.ft. - commercial/retail $400 call for more info.

401 Adoptions DINING SITE FOOD SERVICE WORKER (Reedsport On-Call). Health & Social Services Department/ Senior Services Division. Salary: $9.10 per hour. Open until sufficient applications received. For more information & application visit our website at: www.co.douglas.or.us/hr. Douglas County Human Resources Dept, Courthouse, Room 322, Roseburg, OR 97470; (541) 440-4405, TTY (541) 440-6041. EOE.

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402 Auctions ESTATE AUCTION SAT JAN 25, 2014 10A Preview Jan 24 9a-5a 93214 Arago Valley Ln Myrtle Point, OR Oak, Myrtle wood & Pine Hutches, treadle sewing machine, leather sofa, antique dining tables, oak barristers, cedar chest & trunks, curio & barrister cabinets, antique sideboard, dressing vanities, oak coffee table, end tables, dressers, nightstands, lamps, hall tree, mirrors, stained glass, china, collectibles, jewelry, Bose radio, washer * dryer, fridges, freezer, flatware, small kitchen appliances, utility sinks, dog pen, saddles, tack, racks, roto tiller, tile saw, carousel horse, camping equip. fishing, tools, patio furniture, gazebo, garden supplies and much more. WD Auction Company (541) 290-7330 Check us out on Facebook

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612 Townhouse/Condo Wooded setting, fireplace, decks, view of bay and bridge. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Tamarac 541-759-4380

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Pets (Includes a Photo) Good Better 5 lines - 10 days $17.00

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Kohl’s Cat House Adoptions on site. 541-294-3876

808 Pet Care Pet Cremation 541-267-3131  VALERIE’S CUSHY  K-9 CARE Cozy- warm, In-Home Care for your Pampered Pooch. Short & Long Term. Taking holiday bookings. 541-290-7884

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Best (includes boxing) 6 lines - 20 days $69.95 All ads will appear in The World, Bandon Western World, Umpqua Post, The World link, theworldlink.com and Smart Mobile. Reedsport: Newly Remodeled Quiet townhouse style 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, patio, water/garbage paid, on-site laundry. No pets. $475/mo. + dep. 541-662-2144 or 541-997-4999.

603 Homes Furnished BANDON FOR RENT: furnished 1-story, 3 bd, 2 ba, 2-car gar, sundeck, great room. Beach access. Off Beach Loop on Strawberry Dr. $1250 + util. 916-955-1985.

604 Homes Unfurnished Coos Bay 3 bedroom, den, 2 baths for Rent or Sale. 2400 sq. ft., approx 3 acres. $1250/month. 36x36 metal full barn available. Ross Inlet road area. Call Paul for details. 503-507-3690.

Better 5 lines - 10 days $12.00

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703 Lawn/Garden

OREGON CHOPSTICK, LLC. Wanting to buy Timber and Timber Land. Call Tim Cummins@ 541-430-5194 or email cummins1776@yahoo.com

901 ATVs 5 DAYS CLASSIFIED PUBLISHING IS BACK!! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Gemeinhardt 2SP flute w/case / cleaning rod; pads / good;needs some adjustment; great student flute. 541-271-0508 Reedsport $115.00 obo

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726 Biking

Auto - Vehicles Boats -Trailers Good 6 lines - 5 days $15.00

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Two Yakima Lockjaw bike racks, attach to any roof rack. Price reduced $120 for both. 541-297-8102. obo

729 Exercise Equipment Weslo 605s Upper and Lower exercise machine, distance and calorie scanner $50. Weslo Cadence 830 extended stride Treadmill 1.5 motor .08 mph. $50. Call 541-808-0534

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903 Boats 1984 Arima 17 ft. Outboard motor with a kicker. Lots of toys. Includes trailer. $15,000 OBO. 541-267-0424

915 Used Cars

5 lines - 5 days FOR RENT: 3 bedroom / 2 bath Bay View Home on Cape Arago Hwy. Garage & storgage shed. House like new $1200./ month plus deposit. 541-217-1096

No. 13CV4634PB NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS In the Matter of the Estate of CLARENCE HAROLD NAAPI, Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LEO L. NAAPI filed a Petition for Probate of Testate Estate and Appointment of Personal Representative in the above-entitled matter. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned, STEPHEN H. MILLER, PO BOX 5, REEDSPORT, OR 97467, within four months of the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, or the attorney, STEPHEN H. MILLER. Date of first publication: 1st day of January, 2014.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT

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For Rent, 3 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home in Lakeside. Fenced yard w/ attached carport. Pets ok w/ approval. $800 1st and last plus $500 dep. 541-756-0592

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704 Musical Instruments

(includes photo & boxing) 6 lines - 15 days $25.00

COQUILLE: 3 bd. 2 bath home. Close to town. Deck small shop/storage. RV/boat parking. No Smoking/pets. $750 mth/$850 sec dep. 541-260-5198.

Please submit your written and sealed bids in a per month format to Linda Hernandez in purchasing by Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Linda can be reached at 541-271-6352. If you have any question about the work please see Ernie Fegles or call him at 541-662-1155.

/s/ Stephen H. Miller Stephen H. Miller, OSB #691189 shmiller@reedsportlaw.com

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Reedsport Medical Clinic - Yards mowed once a week March through October and properly edged monthly. Yards mowed November through February as needed. Fertilize yards 4 times a year and spray for weeds and pre emergent twice a year. Fertilize and trim all plants twice a year spring and fall. Lime lawn once a year. Keep all beds weed free. Keep trees pruned. Aerate once a year.

Craftmans self propelled lawn mower. Good Condition. $150 OBO 541-756-8430

Recreation/ Sports 725 COQUILLE: 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. No smoking, No pets. $650/mo + $750 security deposit@ move in. Call 541-404-5075.

828 Logging

NEWER QUEEN mattress /box spring $325, lift chair $125. 541-347-1696. ONE YR. OLD queen size bed with steel frame, box & mattress. Original price $1200. Yours for $400. 480-381-3190.

Lower Umpqua Hospital - Yards mowed once a week and properly edged monthly March through October. Yards mowed November through February as needed. Also every other week mowing and weed eating of the helicopter pad area, Ranch Rd area and EMS area. The hillside above the Aidan/ECU patio as needed to keep grass and weeds below 8 inches. Fertilize yards 4 times a year and spray for weeds and pre emergent twice a year. Fertilize and trim all plants twice a year spring and fall. Lime lawns once a year. Keep all beds weed free. Keep Gazebo area weeded and trimmed. Keep bark mulch clean and fresh. Aerate once a year.

2036 Fir Street properties - Yards mowed once a week March through October and properly edged monthly. Yards mowed November through February as needed. Fertilize yards 4 times a year and spray for weeds and pre emergent twice a year. Fertilize and trim all plants twice a year spring and fall. Lime lawn once a year. Keep all beds weed free.

802 Cats

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Lower Umpqua Hospital is seeking proposals from a licensed qualified landscaping firm, with a minimum of three years experience as a commercial landscaper, to take care of all our properties. These include Lower Umpqua Hospital, Dunes Family Health Care, Reedsport Medical Clinic, and the two properties located at 2036 Fir St. All properties will be kept well maintained.

Dunes Family Health Care - Yards mowed once a week March through October and properly edged monthly. Yards mowed November through February as needed. Fertilize yards 4 times a year and spray for weeds and pre emergent twice a year. Fertilize and trim all plants twice a year spring and fall. Lime lawn once a year. Keep all beds weed free.

5 lines - 5 days $12.00 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex in NB, by Coast Guard station. Garage, oak floors, washer + dryer. W/S/G paid. $675/mo., + $300 deposit. No pets/smoking. 541-290-9534, ask for Bonnie

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403 Found FOUND: Young black cat wearing pink collar w/silver dog bones on 19th and Ocean Blvd. 01/10/14. Contact Ocean Blvd. Vet Clinic to identify.

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610 2-4-6 Plexes

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1 bdrm. Bay View, Fenced yard. Fresh paint. W/S/G pd. No Smoking/Pets. $550 mo. Plus $550 Dep. 541-234-4859

918 Vans

‘94 DODGE RAM 15 passenger van. Excellent mechanical condition, towing package, good body. $2000 OBO. In Bandon. 909-935-9899.

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BAYFRONT TOWNHOMES Coos Bay Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath, bay view, W/S/G paid. On-site laundry. No smoking. No pets, $525/mo + $550 dep. 541-297-6069

2012 Toyota Prius: 16k mi. 48 ATTENTION CRAFTERS! Spring Fair $35.00 mpg.One owner, perfect condition, March 28-30 at Douglas County Fair14 months new. $22,000. Must see! 541-756-2144 able for quality crafts. For infio, send $45.00 SASE to Spring Fair 2014, PO Box 22, Dillard, OR 97432.

$15.00 grounds. Our 39th year! Booths avail-

w/ office, hardwood floors, yard, garage and outbuilding, W/S paid. No pet/ no smoking. $950/mth. 541-759-2272 or 541-404-4247

• Winchester Bay - 3 bed, 2 ba w/ carport - $900 + $1000 dep.

Rentals 600

915 Used Cars

753 Bazaars

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2001 Dodge Neon 2500.00 Silver Dodge Neon. 46K miles. Automatic, power locks, air conditioning. $2500 Call 541-404-8664 to see.

No. 13CV4635PB NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS In the Matter of the Estate of PAUL FREDRICK COATES, Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LAURELITE A. COATES filed a Petition for Probate of Testate Estate and Appointment of Personal Representative in the above-entitled matter. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the undersigned, STEPHEN H. MILLER, PO BOX 5, REEDSPORT, OR 97467, within four months of the date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred. All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the court, or the attorney, STEPHEN H. MILLER. Date of first publication: 1st day of January, 2014. /s/ Stephen H. Miller Stephen H. Miller, OSB #691189 shmiller@reedsportlaw.com PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- Janaury 01, 08 and 15, 2014 (ID-20244918)


Wednesday, January 15,2014 • The Umpqua Post • A9

LOCAL ODFW FROM PAGE 1

Other open houses will be held around the state in January. Other open houses will be Thursday, Jan. 16, at ODFW headquarters in Salem; Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Tillamook County Library meeting room; Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn in Newport; Monday, Jan. 27, at the Douglas County Library meeting room in Roseburg and Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the North Bend Community Center. All meetings will be from 6 to 9 p.m. “We’re looking to inform the public about the contents of this draft coastal plan and get their feedback about it,” Tim Stahl, ODFW’s Conservation and Recovery Program Manager, told The Umpqua Post. “We’re anticipating that most of the feedback will come in terms of what they think about proposed hatchery-management actions and harvest-management actions for the species covered in the plan.” The draft Coastal MultiSpecies Conservation and Management Plan deals with conservation efforts of a number of species and proposes a list of actions related to “harvest and hatchery programs, predators, and habitat to sustain these species and improve overall fishing. A news release from ODFW states, “The goal is to better balance risks to wild fish populations by being conservative in some areas, while also increasing fishing and harvest

opportunities in others.” The species involved are spring and fall Chinook, chum salmon, winter and summer steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout along much of the Oregon Coast from Cape Blanco to Seaside. The plan is available on the department’s website. Scottsburg fisherman Scott Godin hopes people who fish show up at the meeting. Godin works with the Gardiner-ReedsportWinchester Bay Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program and was on the ODFW stakeholder committee that helped develop the plan. He has a problem with a couple of the proposals. “I guess the things that bother me about where we’re at in this whole process,” he said, “relates to winter steelhead fishing. The current regulations are that you’re not allowed to keep any wild winter steelhead. ODFW recognizes, and it was discussed in all the meetings, is the fact that there are plenty By Alysha Beck, The Umpqua Post of winter steelhead in the A fisherman casts out for salmon while his dog keeps a close watch in Winchester Bay in October. river. In fact, there’s probably more in the Umpqua ested in keeping a fish.” department will listen to River than any other river Stahl said the plan still those who attend. than, perhaps, the Columbia. “If enough people stood has a ways to go before it’s Yet, you are not allowed to implemented. up and said they wanted to keep any wild winter steel“This plan will also have keep some wild winter head, if you catch any.” to go before the Oregon Fish steelhead on the river ... He said, on other rivers, and Wildlife Commission,” we’re talking about the fishers are allowed to keep he said, “for any final adoplower Umpqua and midone wild fish per day. tion and approval of it. Umpqua River ... that Godin also expressed an — Tim Stahl, ODFW ODFW could change their Those are public meetings, interest in spring-run as well.” proposed regulation that Chinook salmon. The commission will conyou’re not allowed to keep “There are significant ings,” he said. “The public Godin says fisherpeople any fish,” Godin said. “That sider the plan at meetings meetings are designed to need to take notice of the cuts that are planned,” he scheduled March 7 in Tigard would be an outcome that I get input from fishermen meetings. said. “I think if there were and April 25 in North Bend. think would be the best for and people that are inter“I’m at a point there enough people that were Written comments on the all the fishermen and the ested in what goes on with there’s not much left to be unhappy and contradictory plan can also be made, until businesses around here. It to where we’re at, that some done, except for what goes fishing on the river.” would bring more fishermen Feb. 10, at ODFW.CoastalPlan He said he hopes the @state.or.us. to the river who are interof that could change as well.” on with these public meet-

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A10 • The Umpqua Post • Wednesday, January 15,2014

Sports

The Umpqua Post To share scores and stories, call 541-269-1222, ext. 241; or send e-mail to john.gunther@theworldlink.com

BOWLING Wednesday Scratch Dec. 18 High games: M&T 428, Rick’s Rowdies 413, D&L 411. High series: Rick’s Rowdies 1196, M&T 1167, One Plus One 1154. Individual games: Joey H 249, Tom P 248, Lloyd N 247, Margie F 194, Debby H 191, Ruthie F 185. Individual series: Tom P 662, Tom F 657, Brett T 638, Debby H 535, Margie F 527, Bonnie T 481. 2nd quarter standings: Flower Power 73, Rick’s Rowdies 68, M&T 51, TNT 50, D&L 42, One Plus One 37, First Noel 31.

Brunch Bunch Jan. 2 Team standings: Ocean Pacific 50.5-13.5, Dockside Gifts 43-21, Hummers 38.5-25.5, N.R.S. 34-30, Signs Unlimited 33-31, Sugar Shack 27-37, Sol De Mexico 22-42. Individual high game: Pat 192, Ruth 190, Martha 179. Individual high series: Pat 514, Ruth 511, Jacky 498. Splits picked up: Shirley 5-10, Jacky 2-7, 2-5-7, Dette 3-10, Pum 2-7, Sandi 5-10, Martha 3-10.

Sunday Night Mixed Social Jan. 5 Leading teams: Odd Balls 7-1, Old Hippies & Pica Shiz 6-0, Crazy Balls 3-5. Team high game scratch: Pica Shiz 705, Odd Balls 686, No Bodies 674. Series scratch: Pica Shiz 2053, No Bodies 2002, Odd Balls 1911. Game hdcp: Odd Balls 979, Old Hippies 978, Pica Shiz 941. Series hdcp: Old Hippies 2819, Odd Balls 2790, Pica Shiz 2761. Individual game scratch men: Taylor 259 (224), Harvey 236, Rocky 294. Series scratch: Taylor 638, Harvey 583, Rocky 575. Game hdcp: Taylor 295, Harvey 265, Big H 261. Series hdcp: Taylor 748, Carl & Big H 739, Rick 726. Game scratch women: Patty 199, Micah 197, LaDonna 194. Series scratch: Micah 542, LaDonna 522, Patty 518. Game hdcp: Patty 265, Gladys 257, LaDonna 256. Series hdcp: Patty 716, LaDonna 708, Candy 706. Mike rolled a 198 clean game. Converted splits: Patty 5-7, LaDonna 4-5-7, Dave 3-10, Kathy 4-5, Linda 5-6, Denise 4-7-10, Glo 5-8-10, Bill 3-10, Big H 5-10. Jan. 12 Leading teams: Odd Balls 10-2, Pica Shiz 9-3, Old Hippies 7-5. Team game scratch: Pica Shiz 721, Old Hippies 712, Odd Balls 665. Series scratch: Pica Shiz 2132, Old Hippies 1957, Odd Balls 1941. Game hdcp: Old Hippies 962, Odd Balls 957, Crazy Balls 927. Series hdcp: Odd Balls 2817, Pica Shiz 2729, Old Hippies 2707. Individual men game scratch: Troy 236, Taylor 218 (215), Big H & Harvey 201. Series scratch: Troy 619, Taylor 614, Harvey 571. Game hdcp: Troy 279, Big H 276, Brad 253. Series hdcp: Big H 750, Troy 748, Taylor 719. Women game scratch: Gladys 203, LaDonna 200, Micah 186. Series scratch: LaDonna 541, Gladys 511, Micah 493. Game hdcp: Gladys 275, LaDonna 261, Luci 260. Series hdcp: Gladys 727, LaDonna 724, Candy 722. Converted splits: Micah 5-6-10, Brad 3-10.

By Lou Sennick, The Umpqua Post

Reedsport’s Bryce Roberts dribbles around a Waldport player during the Dune Country Classic.

Reedsport boys make progress THE UMPQUA POST The continuing evolution of Reedsport’s boys basketball team has coach Dan Kenagy excited about the rest of the season. The Braves lost both their games last week, including one by a very lopsided score, but Kenagy said the team is making great progress. “I feel very encouraged,” he said. Even though Coquille beat the Braves 59-14, Kenagy said Reedsport handled the Red Devils’’ press for the first time in recent years. “That was a huge step the team took,” he said. “The next

step is we have to score some points.” That came in Friday’s loss to Gold Beach, a 57-45 setback. The Braves started that game in a 16-2 hole. The rest of the way, Reedsport outscored Gold Beach 43-41. “It was a competitive game all the way along,” Kenagy said. “Both teams played hard. It’s not like they took their starters out.” A development in the Gold Beach game was Kenagy pulling freshman Joe Hixenbaugh up to the varsity group. His goal was to get Mike Mitchell into a more natural spot in the offense.

strong game by Marquece Williams, who also is coming into his own on the court. “He’s very athletic,” Kenagy said. “He’s not a natural basketball player. He’s a good baseball player. He really played well defensively on Friday.” Throw in Chris James, who had five blocked shots, and Haden Sams, who has been a steady rebounder, and Reedsport’s team is starting to fill out nicely. The Braves had a bye in the league schedule Tuesday and host Myrtle Point on Friday. Next Tuesday, they make their one trip to Gold Beach for the season.

Braves face big games in district playoff chase THE UMPQUA POST

Umpqua League Jan. 6 Team standings: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 7-1, Fryer Rock No. 2 6-2, Fryer Rock No. 1 4-4. High team game scratch: Fryer Rock No. 1 409, Fryer Rock No. 1 368, Fryer Rock No. 1 337. High team series scratch: Fryer Rock No. 1 1114, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 976, Fryer Rock No. 2 894, Usuns 891. High team game handicap: Fryer Rock No. 1 489, Fryer Rock No. 1 448, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 424. High team series handicap: Fryer Rock No. 1 1354, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 1270, Usuns 1194. Individual high game scratch: Margie 241 and 191, Kathy 185, Caryn 177 and 178. Individual high series scratch: Margie 591, Caryn 523, Luci 497. Individual high game handicap: Margie 277, Carol 251, Luci 223. Individual high series handicap: Margie 699, Luci 659, Caryn 655. Splits picked up: Carol 5-6, Grace 3-10 4-5 5-7 4-5-7.

Gutter Gussies Jan. 7 High game team: Oregon Hat Company 2449. High series team: Ocean Pacific 1731. Individual high game: Kathy 170, Ruth 194, Kathy W 182. Individual high series: Kathy M 450, Ruth 553, Kathy W 528. Splits picked up: Denise 2-7, Kathy m 5-6, Dorothy 9-10, Dette 3-10, Sande 3-10, Anny 3-10, Kathy 3-10, Mary 3-10, Martha 5-6, Ruth 3-6-7-10, Pat 4-5-7.

“He’s been playing point guard for us this year,” Kenagy said. “He’s not a natural point guard. As willing as he has been to do that, I think it’s really limited his game. It’s put him out of position.” Mitchell responded to the change by scoring a seasonbest 25 points. “I don’t think that’s a coincidence,” Kenagy said. And Hixenbaugh wasn’t overwhelmed by the varsity level of competition. “Joe shoots well from the field,” Kenagy said. “He’s able to penetrate and score inside, even though he’s not tall. He plays good defense.” The Braves also got a

By Lou Sennick, The Umpqua Post

Reedsport’s Ruby Cardoso dribbles up court.

Reedsport’s girls have been here before. The Braves lost their first two league games last week, including the first of the six that will determine if they advance to the district playoffs. The same thing happened last winter, and Reedsport turned that season around to eventually just miss a spot in the Class 2A playoffs. The Braves were blown out by Coquille in their Sunset Conference opener and then dropped an eightpoint decision at home to Gold Beach, hampered by a couple of bad stretches marred by turnovers. “We were playing right along with them,” Reedsport coach Stu Richardson said. “When we went through our cycle of subs, (Gold Beach) pressed us and got turnovers.” The Braves cut the lead to three points in the third quarter, but didn’t get any closer in a 44-36 setback. “We couldn’t seem to get the ball in the hoop,” Richardson said. Then there were the 22 turnovers, which Richardson calculates to be 11 points (one for every two miscues). In

an eight-point loss, that was the difference. “It’s a little disappointing, since we’re seniors,” Richardson said. “We should be able to control the ball.” But so far, he hasn’t had a player confidently take on the press like Eden Huebner and Madi Richardson in past seasons. If the Braves can get those issues cleared up, they have plenty of opportunities to get into the playoff mix. Reedsport plays Gold Beach and Myrtle Point three times each, with two of the three at home. And last year, the Braves took a game from each of the other two schools on their home court while reaching the district playoffs. “We’ve got two more with Gold Beach and three with Myrtle Point, so I feel good,” Richardson said. The Braves host Myrtle Point on Friday. The second game with Gold Beach is on the road Tuesday. “I feel good, we don’t have to go to Myrtle Point but once,” Richardson said. “If we can get both games at home against Myrtle Point, we’ll still be right there. There’s nothing to say we can’t get Gold Beach, too.”

Umpqua River is the hot spot for winter steelhead The area’s hottest fishing is for winter steelhead on the Umpqua River. The most productive stretches on the mainstem Umpqua are from around Sawyers Rapids upriver — and the hottest technique seems to be backtrollimg with diving plugs like Hotshots and Wee warts. Some of the best areas in the lower ends of pools where the water starts picking up speed (tailouts), although other areas where water flow is the right speed will also produce — but the steelhead are usually more concentrated in the tailout areas — especially those that have long stretches of pool-holding water on each side of them. People walking the beach just north of the Siuslaw River at low tide last week reported that they encountered hundreds of dead and dying crab on the beach. The dead crab were both male and female —and most were large enough to be legal if they were males. There were enough dead crab that the seagulls and other scavengers were temporarily overwhelmed.

A similar occurence was report- OUTDOORS Coastal Multi-Species ed in June. AND MORE Conservation and Management The die-offs are attributed to Plan. The meeting is scheduled for hypoxic or low oxygen conditions Jan. 29 at the Community Center, and were very rare prior to 2002, 451 Winchester Ave, Reedsport since the hypoxic conditions in from 6–9 p.m. Proposed new fish2002 also killed long-lived sea ing regulations will reduce the creatures like starfish. annual quotas for wild (nonWhile hypoxic ocean conditions hatchery) fall Chinook salmon and were a factor in the poor success of spring Chinook salmon. ODF&W sport crabbers this year, a more is proposing managing salmon serious problem might be a fishing with a sliding scale based reduced crab population in future on forecasted abundance. ODF&W Pete years — since these hypoxic-relathas not defined the formula for Heley ed die-offs have been appearing determining salmon abundance for with increasing frequency over the the Umpqua River. Generally in a last dozen years. 10-year period, ODF&W predicts there Steve Godin, a very knowledgeable advo- would be one bad year, seven average years cate for Umpqua River anglers has conand two good years. The impact to harvestvinced me that the upcoming ODFW meet- ing wild fall chinook on the Umpqua River ing in Reedsport is an important one. Here’s would be 2 fish per day / 20 fish per year in what is at stake in his own words — high abundance years, 2 / 10 in average “ODF&W has scheduled a Public Meeting in abundance years (most of the time) and 2 / 5 Reedsport to gather input regarding the in low abundance years. The impact to har-

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