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Marine Board approves $130,000 waterfront grant BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

REEDSPORT — The Oregon State Marine Board approved a grant of $130,000 to acquire property on the downtown Reedsport waterfront to help expand the parking lot at the city’s boat ramp. The grant was awarded after a hearing during the board’s Oct. 23 regular meeting in Florence. Wayne Schuyler, program man-

ager for the marine board, said the grant request was being considered now, instead of waiting until next spring. “Since round 1 grant obligations did not reach the targeted 70 percent of the funds being allocated,” he explained to the board, “there are additional funds available up to that 70 percent.” He explained the project would add 6.2 acres to the existing boating facilities.

“Rainbow Plaza is a public, two-lane launch ramp that does have boarding floats, a transient dock, a restroom and parking,” Schuyler said. “Parking, at many times of the year, is inadequate. They experience continuous overBy Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post flow issues with boats, with trailers, having to park on the adjacent Reedsport City Manager Jonathan Wright testifies before the Oregon State street, across the street and behind Marine Board in Florence on Oct. 23. To his left is marine board program manager Wayne Schuyler. Marine board staff are in the background. The the flood wall.”

marine board approved a grant for the city of Reedsport to acquire property SEE GRANT, PAGE A6 on the waterfront to expand parking near the city’s boat launch.

DeFazio reacts to closure of American Bridge BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

Oregon Fourth District Congressman Peter DeFazio, DSpringfield, took notice of the proposed closure of American Bridge in Reedsport. He was sorry to see the closure. He’s been watching the company since it opened in 2002. “I was there at the opening,” he said. “They took a hit, like everybody after 2008, after Peter DeFazio the Wall Street colCongressman lapse, but they also took a hit when the railroad was closed by that hedge fund (hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad), because the things they make are so large they can only go by barge and by rail. They can’t go by truck, for the most part. That was one of the reasons they chose Reedsport.” He said the railroad shutdown really affected American Bridge. “That hurt them,” the congressman remembered. “I kept in constant touch. They got way down to 13 people ... a skeleton crew.” We were hopeful, with the reopening of the railroad that they’d add a few more jobs. I was down there talking with the manager about a year ago. He seemed quite hopeful. But, apparantly, the privately-held corporation had some sort of restructuring or changes.” American Bridge is now owned by a group in Taiwan. DeFazio says it’s ironic, because the U.S. has a need for companies to provide bridge work.

“We’ve got 150,000 bridges in this country that need either total replacement or substantial repair,” he indicated. “Unfortunately, I’m fighting people in Congress who don’t believe the federal government should spend money on the national infrastructure and they want to devolve all the duties of the national highway system, the bridges to the states, which is absurd.” He said Congress hasn’t created a strong transportation bill. “We got a status quo bill last October,” he remembered. “We need to be making a lot more investment. We need to deal with that backlog and then there would be plenty of work for everybody.” He also suggested lawmakers tighten up the “Buy America” requirements in the the bill last October. “There was an absolutely scandalous thing that happened with the Oakland-Bay Bridge,” DeFazio said, “where California took a loophole in the law. They segmented the bridge into a bunch of projects. They bid that out. They had one company bid. It was a U.S. company, but he also placed a foreign bid ... same company. He underbid himself with the foreign bid.” DeFazio was chairman of the House Transporation Committee at the time. “Bottom line was, he used our tax dollars to fill capacity in China that they didn’t have before to build bridges,” he said. “I was pretty (angry) about that.” During the hearing DeFazio said the company owner admitted he used the loophole to get the bid and then planned to build

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REEDSPORT — A state agency is already thinking about how to market the American Bridge facility once it closes. “I’ve done lots of site calls, done lots of events at American Bridge,” said Chris Claflin, who is business development officer for the Oregon Business Development Department, also known as Business Oregon. “I’m really familiar with the property and I think that, when American Bridge gets to the point where — and I believe this is the route they’re going to be taking with regard to the property — is that they will put it on the market for sale. We will help them find the appropriate West Coast industrial realty firm.” He says they hope to get a firm that is in the business of promoting and offering industrial real estate, either on the West Coast or nationally.” “You want to have the best exposure possible for that site, those buildings, that property in general,” Claflin said, “which also includes a fairly new and nice barge dock on the Umpqua River.”

Maintenance on Umpqua River Bridge slated to start this winter BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

impacts. The work will require some lane closures and, at one point, a full closure of the bridge for up to three consecutive nights. “What we’re going to see,” Latham said, “is for … I think it’s about two to three months … there will be a one lane closure across the bridge with a temporary traffic signal. There would be some delays, some lane closures there that people should be aware of. The biggest impacts that we have are going to be three nighttime closures. For three nights, from about 11 o’clock at night to about 5 in the morning, we’re going to completely close the bridge. The reason we need to do that is because we have to paint the ends of the swing span. To do that, we have to open up the bridge.” That means traffic north to Florence or traffic south from Florence will have to detour to state Highway 38 or state Highway 126 to I-5 and then cut back over. Instead of a 22-mile drive to and from Florence, it will be a 155-mile trip. “We are making exceptions for emergency services,” Latham said. “Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars, if they need to get through, can notify us and, within five or 10 minutes, as soon as we can get the bridge open, we’ll let them through.”

REEDSPORT — Construction is expected to begin this winter on an Oregon Department of Transportation project to paint the Umpqua River Bridge in Reedsport, as well as remove rust, replace SEE DEFAZIO, PAGE A6 rivets, do some minor steel repair and resurface the bridge deck. “The contractor is going to have about a two-year window to do all this work,” said ODOT Public Information Specialist Dan Latham. “That’s to get the maximum flexibility, as far as scheduling and timing. There’s probably closer to only nine months or a year work on this, so they may finish up very soon. They may do some of it this coming spring and summer and then hold off and do the rest the following summer. That’s the nature of the work and the general schedule.” The work could conceivably be done by the end of 2014. He said his agency stepped up Latham made the announcement about the work quickly when American Bridge in a letter dated Oct. 18. He also spoke about the projofficially announced to the state it ect in a phone interview. would close the facility in The Umpqua River Bridge was opened in 1933 and December. of a 430-foot steel-through-arch swing span. consists “We’ve already offered that Latham said there will, of course, be some traffic kind of capacity and service to American Bridge,” he said. “There are other options. We can list it ourselves on the Oregon. We have our own industrial site Web page. Many prospects will come to the state economic development agency first, at least our website. BY STEVE LINDSLEY come back with those charges,” he “In working with our local part- The Umpqua Post recounted. ners, and capacity, we would put That grand jury met in October (the information) on that service.” REEDSPORT — Trial for a 472012, two months after the alleged But, Claflin said, it’s up to year-old Reedsport man — origiincident. The American Bridge to decide what to nally charged with rape, kidnapindictment was do with the property, to which they ping and sodomy in an August 2012 dated Oct. 17. hold the title. incident — is set for next year. Hoddle says it’s The prosecutor in the case, American Bridge has refused to not unusual for a Steve Hoddle, a deputy district case to take 18 comment on the closure and has attorney for Douglas County, said months before not revealed their plans for the trial for Timothy Hinds is set for going to trial. property. Feb. 18, 2014. “We set trials “It’s my understanding that Hoddle also said the charges about six months they still have work to finish withTimothy Hinds out,” he said. “That have been reduced. in that facility,” Claflin said. “I “He was indicted on two counts was the first availthink, at this point, it’s unknown able court date of sex abuse in the second degree,” when that property will be availthat worked for all three parties.” he said. able for another user.” Hinds was originally charged in Hoddle said the grand jury did He was asked about the August 2012 in an incident in not indict on any other charges. which police responded to a sexual SEE FACILITY, PAGE A6 “Nope. The grand jury did not

State agency hopes facility will be available for another industry BY STEVE LINDSLEY

Submitted photo by Dan Latham/ODOT

The Umpqua River Bridge in Reedsport is shown open on Oct. 3. Crews will be doing painting, deck work and paving over the next two years. That will cause some lane closures and, for three consecutive nights, a complete closure of the bridge from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Oregon Department of Transportation will notify residents of the traffic impacts.


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assault complaint. He spent a night in the Reedsport jail. The police chief at the time, the late Mark Fandrey, said a female victim, whom he did not identify, told police the alleged crime occurred at Hinds’ Cedar Avenue home. During the investigation, police got a search warrant for samples of Hinds’ DNA. Hinds, at the time, was a Douglas County employee who, according the Douglas County Public Works website, is district supervisor for the Reedsport Maintenance District.

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Rep. Peter DeFazio (DSpringfield) applauded the passage of a bipartisan bill that will boost funding for harbor maintenance and provide critical resources to small Oregon ports. The legislation, called the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, gives the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization it needs to move forward with overdue navigation, flood control and environmental restoration projects. For years, Oregon’s coastal communities have been in economic limbo as the Corps’ dredging and maintenance projects were underfunded and the backlog of unmet needs grew. With the bill’s passage, the U.S. will make investments in its infrastructure, preventing much more costly fixes in the future. Under current law there is no money set aside for small ports, but DeFazio successfully advocated for a guarantee that 10 percent of funds would be set aside for harbor maintenance directed to

critical projects for small ports. “Today the tide turned for some of Oregon’s coastal communities. The federal government will no longer shirk its responsibility to safeguard infrastructure that is critical to thousands of fishing jobs and our local economies,” DeFazio said. “These communities have been neglected for too long. This legislation will ensure that our most critical needs will be met in our ports and harbors—no matter what size.” In addition, DeFazio offered an amendment to the WRRDA bill that focused on getting ports back in business, rather than undermining critical environmental protections and public participation under the National Environmental Policy Act and other conservation laws. The amendment was defeated, but 183 lawmakers, including two Republicans, joined DeFazio in support of the amendment. “Congress doesn’t need

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OBITUARY Joy (Newport) Walls 1931-2013

A private graveside service will be held for Joy (Newport) Walls, 82, of Nashville, Tenn., in Flecther, Okla. Joy passed away Oct. 20, 2013 in Nashville. Joy is survived by her daughters, Gayla Allsup Mandabach of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Debi Walls of Walls, Miss.; special nephew, Tom Newport of Alpine, Calif.; brothers, James Malcolm Newport of Tulsa, Okla., Lum Newport of Eugene and Terry Newport of Reedsport; sis-

ter, Janice Goldsmith of Reedsport; and grandchildren, Steffany Daniel, Luke Daniel, Scott Stapel and Blake Stapel of Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Elizabeth Newport; sisters, Jackie Fern Wood and Linda Hanson; and brother, Charles Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Donelson Place Activity Fund, 2733 McCampbell Ave., Nashville, TN 37214. Sign the guestbook at

DEATH NOTICES Marilyn J. Capfer — 83, Florence, died Oct. 15, 2013, in Florence at her home of causes related to age. Private cremation rites have been held. Services pending with Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822. Arrol Vernon Officer — 84, Reedsport, died Oct. 19, 2013, at his home following a

short illness. Private cremation rites will be held. Services pending with Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822. Shawn Michael Christian — 37, Reedsport, died Oct. 19, 2013. Funeral services are pending with Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822.

■ Oct. 22, 10:52 a.m., agency assist, 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported the theft of a credit card. ■ Oct. 22, 1:05 p.m., unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, 700 block of Portdock Road, Reedsport. Caller reported item stolen from a vehicle. ■ Oct. 22, 4 p.m., animal ordinances, 2200 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported two dogs running at large at Reedsport Community Charter School. ■ Oct. 22, 7:58 p.m., domestic problems, 1100 block of Fir Avenue, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a domestic disturbance. ■ Oct. 23, 8:23 a.m., drug law violation, police report did not indicate address, Reedsport. Officer reported subject cited and released on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana unlawful possession of methamphetamine and failure to carry and present Oregon driver license. ■ Oct. 23, 9:55 a.m., fire, 700 block of Portdock Road, Reedsport. Caller reported vehicle fire. It was actually a dumpster fire and was put out prior to RFD arrival. ■ Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m., unsecure premise, 200 block of 21st Street, Reedsport. Caller reported an open door. ■ Oct. 24, 5:31 a.m., harassment/threats, 200 block of N Fourth Street, Reedsport. Caller reported receiving threatening voice mails. Officer responded. ■ Oct. 24, 7:46 p.m., burglary, 2700 block of Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller reported property stolen. ■ Oct. 24, 11:53 p.m., alarms, 300 block of N 14th Street, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported burglar alarm going off. Officers responded and door not secured by last employee. ■ Oct. 25, 11:32 a.m., welfare check, 1100 block of Ivy Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported being unable to contact residents. ■ Oct. 25, 6:42 p.m., ani-

mal problems, 2100 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a dog almost bit a person walking by a vehicle.


REEDSPORT — A wave energy company says it still plans to build the country’s first commercial wave energy park off Reedsport — once it figures out why its equipment went AWOL in the Pacific Ocean this winter. Kevin Watkins, the West Coast representative for Ocean Power Technologies, said the company is still trying to understand the circumstances behind the February disappearance of its test buoy’s subsurface float and marker buoy. “We don’t have all the information,” he said. Watkins’ comments come a week after contractors removed the float and its attached tendon line from what was intended to be the site of the company’s first test buoy. OPT’s designs call for a wave energy generator tethered to a subsurface float and three giant, 500-ton anchors on the sea floor. In August 2012, the company received a 35-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the park. OPT planned to install 10 of the buoys approximately 2 miles off Reedsport. The company installed the first anchor and subsurface float for a test buoy that fall, but bad weather forced


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workers to postpone installation of the other two anchors. In February, OPT lost track of the float altogether. CEO Chuck Dunleavy told The Umpqua Post that the buoy wasn’t at its designed depth, and the company wasn’t certain of its disposition. The company ended up launching a remotely-operated submersible to locate the installation. The state subsequently ordered the company to remove the anchoring system until it had worked out the project’s legal and technical issues. Chris Castelli, a senior policy analyst for the Oregon Department of State Lands, said OPT failed to comply with the agency’s Sept. 30

deadline to remove the float. “We actually did issue them a letter of default on Oct. 1,” he said. But Castelli said the

company has otherwise complied with the rest of the agency’s requirements, including an Oct. 15 deadline for a work plan to remove the remaining anchor. “At this snapshot in time, they’re all good,” he said. According to a work plan filed by Sea Engineering Inc., the company plans to use divers from Global Diving & Salvage to drain the outer cells of the anchors. The anchor would then be winched to the surface. The company said it plans to remove the anchor no later than Oct. 15, 2014. Reporter Thomas Moriarty can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 240, or by email at Follow him on Twitter: @ThomasDMoriarty.

Lower Umpqua Hospital District The hospital board on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 extended all terms of the current contract for Administrator, Sandra Reese through April 15, 2016. “Healthcare as we know it is changing. We are certainly excited to have Sandra Reese help the hospital move into the future,” said Dorothy Denman, Board Chair. Healthcare in the State of Oregon and country is changing daily. Sandra Reese is looking forward to continuing to work on building a healthcare system that will meet the needs of the Reedsport community into the future.


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I appreciate the help As many of know, I recently became handicapped after surgery on my foot. I’m currently in a wheelchair but, eventually, I hope to be able to walk, soon, with a prosthetic. I’ve already mentioned the help of friends, neighbors, co-workers and even strangers, who are willing to assist me. People I don’t even know open doors that will be difficult for me to maneuver. They even offer to push me in problem situations. I’m helped with grocery shopping, rides to doctors’ appointments, taking out the garbage and homemade dinners. I’ve found, now that I’m in the situation that some places are still diffi-

reach. I do, sometimes, get help from employees to reach the things I need. But, I’ve also had employees watch me struggle and not make a S t eve L i n d s l ey , EDITOR move to help, or even ask cult for me to get to and their facilities look to the if I need help. What’s up with that? into. There are some handicapped. If you see places I don’t even try to me struggling, you might What’s really irritating go. They’re just not con- consider making some is people sometimes act ducive to me trying to changes. like I’m invisible. I realize maneuver my chair, even I’d advise getting into a I’m not 6’1” any more. Do with help. chair and try to maneuver you really not see me? Or, I sometimes have to around your home or are you reluctant to talk have someone else get my place of business. Perhaps with a disabled person? mail. have a handicapped I’m still the same perAt the grocery store, friend or acquaintance son ... just temporarily there are some things I give you advice about the handicapped. cannot reach. There are problem spots. As I said, I hope that freezer doors I can’t open How is your entrance? changes. But, after I walk, and reach the food I want. Will the handicapped you can bet I’ll be watchI don’t plan to sue have a problem even geting for people who could anybody, but it would be ting into the business? use my help. nice if business owners, Are things too high for a and others, consider how person in a wheelchair to That’s fair.


Cut off from the world The announcement of the closure of the American Bridge Manufacturing facility in Reedsport earlier this month prompted us to take a long look back at efforts to rejuvenate the South Coast economy over the last nearly four decades. It’s been that long since the bottom fell out of the timber industry when the spotted owl became the poster child of threats to the environment. We talked with developers, economists, politicians and job experts. One comment caught our attention. Alex Campbell, executive director of The Partnership for Economic

Development in Douglas County, said this: “If I’m producing a generic kind of widget, all other things being equal, I would probably place that facility on (Interstate)-5. Unless there’s a compelling reason for a business to be on (U.S. Highway) 101 versus I-5, it’s a challenge to make that argument.” What Campbell is suggesting is that there’s one singular barrier between the South Coast and economic happiness – 60 miles. That’s the average distance between us and I-5. And within that 60 miles lies the real challenge – the Oregon Coast

Range. Through the range’s 3,500 – 4,000 feet weave mountain passes we must negotiate to reach the interstate and its promise of commerce. What would normally be a trip of an hour turns into two or more when one needs to drive north or south along the coast before reaching a pass. Is it any wonder that our prosperity originally grew from the sea, when our ports shipped goods to San Francisco a century ago? But those days are over now, too. Clearly, industry sees better opportunity elsewhere. Yet most of our development efforts still

seem focused on two unlikely solutions: revitalizing the timber industry and wooing more industry and manufacturing. Neither seems a reliable answer. Timber legislation is mired in Congress. Even if more trees were being cut, modern technology has slashed the number of jobs necessary to run a mill. And we already know which way manufacturing is headed. We are, quite simply, an island, cut off from the mainland by the sea on one side and trees and mountains on the other. Perhaps we should start thinking like islanders. — The World editorial

Bridge plant closing defies logic Just north of Reedsport sits a fabrication facility of American Bridge Co., one of the nation’s major bridge builders. This company has built or been involved in renovating some of the nation’s noteworthy spans: the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia (at 3,030 feet, the world’s fourth longest) and the 18,000-foot

Straits of Mackinac Bridge connecting the upper and lower Michigan peninsulas. Last week we learned that American Bridge will close the Reedsport facility, as well as its other fabrication plant in Coraopolis, Pa., the company’s headquarters. We don’t know why the plants are closing; the company hasn’t given its reasons. But we do know this: There are more than

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: Sen. Ron Wyden (D) 223 Dirkson Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-0001 Phone: (202) 224-5244 Fax: (202) 228-2717 Web site: 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 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: Website: 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: Website:

600,000 bridges in he United States; 8,870 of them right here in Oregon. Nearly 67,000 of them are deemed by federal transportation officials as deficient, meaning they are in urgent need of repair. Oregon has about 550 of them with less than a 50 percent sufficiency rating, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Between Douglas and Coos counties there are 929 spans, 55 of them rating less than 50 percent sufficient. The Highway Administration estimates the current cost to repair or replace only the deficient bridges at about $76 billion. Congress has appropriated only $77 billion to bridge construction and repair over the last 30 years. Time after time, at the

federal, state and local level, voters vigorously resist tax measures necessary to maintain vital infrastructure — our roads, bridges, transportation facilities, etc. — necessary to maintain and grow our economy. Repairing the nation’s bridges continually lags. Meanwhile, one of those companies that help to build and maintain that infrastructure — right here in our own back yard — is closing. We consistently resist paying for maintenance of the basics we need to support manufacturing and industry. At the same time we try to attract manufacturing and industry for the jobs it provides. There’s a serious disconnect in logic here, and that’s got to change. — The World editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dr. Law says his goodbye It is with mixed feeling that I must announce that, with the Lower Umpqua Hospital’s purchase of Dunes Family Health Care, I will be moving to my hometown, Astoria, to continue independent practice. My patients remain patients of Dunes Family Health Care and will continue to be seen by the providers there. Refills on regularly prescribed medications will be continued and appointments and labs will be scheduled, as appropriate. As soon as possible new primary providers will be found for you. What makes Dunes Family Health Care a great practice is the

terrific team we have. That team is continuing to be here for our patients. The hospital has indicated its commitment to maintaining primary care and keeping Dunes Family Health Care stable, without major changes in the practice. Recruiting for physicians and other providers has been ongoing. My last day will be November 4. I will see as many of my patients as I can until then. I have been privileged to practice here and be part of the Reedsport community for the past 22 years. I am grateful for the opportunity to care for my many patients. Robbie Law, M.D. Reedsport

Pay it forward with Bird Bills You may not be aware, but there’s a new currency in town. It probaSCHOOL bly won’t MATTERS be showing up in local retail establishments or restaurants, but if you’re planning KRISTEN on ZETZSCHE spending any time at Highland Elementary School, be advised that it’s a hot commodity. I first heard about it at a school board meeting where all the elementary parents were buzzing about something they called Bird Bills. I knew I had nothing of the kind in my wallet, so I decided to go straight to the source, a kindergarten informant named Grace Clark who was happy to set me straight. “Bird Bills are little fake dollars,” explained Grace. “You get them for being safe and respectful and responsible, like following the rules, helping people, not hurting anyone, doing what the teachers say to do, and being good in class.” That was a remarkably succinct description, but I decided to dig a little deeper by speaking to Jennie Nelson, a first grade teacher and the staff member in charge of monitoring and printing Bird Bills, kind of like Highland’s own local Ben Bernanke. She explained that Bird Bills are part of a larger program called PBIS, which is short for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. Highland Elementary School has implemented PBIS this year as a school-wide system of promoting a positive school culture. “With Bird Bills, we’re trying to target kids who are doing the right thing a lot of the time,” says Mrs. Nelson. “We are teaching the expectations — Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible — and we’re re-teaching them. We’re trying to catch kids doing the right things. Eventually we want it to be internalized, so the kids realize that doing good feels good.” Fifth grader Jacob Chaney explained a little further how the currency works: “Teachers carry Bird Bills around all the time so they can give them out when they see something good happening. Then every Thursday during the last recess there’s a ‘Bird Mobile’ that has lots of things we can buy, like pencil erasers, flashlights, staplers, or a really cool reading light that can clip on to a book.” Jacob went on to estimate that his earning power is about two to five Bird Bills in a week. So far he’s bought five pencils at five Bird Bills each, but right now he’s saving up for a higher value item, like a pencil-top eraser or a

reading light. He notes that he’s earned Bird Bills for helping out a friend and for being quiet in line, “because you’d be surprised at how many kids don’t do that!” I was impressed that each of the students I spoke to could tell me immediately what the behavioral goals were and what kinds of behavior supported those goals. These were second grader Heidi Clark’s suggestions for actions that fall within the safe/respectful/responsible category: “We get Bird Bills for being responsible in class, like doing the self-check when Mrs. Coffmann asks us to — that’s putting our finger over our mouth to see if we’re the ones making the noise. The other way is when she asks us to focus — we point both of our fingers at the front of the classroom. When we’re in line in the hallway, being respectful and safe is when we’re ‘zipped and clipped’ — that means our mouths are closed and our hands and feet and all body parts are to ourselves.” Heidi, Grace, and Jacob all told me the exact price for each item in the Bird Mobile — mini staplers cost 10 Bird Bills, notepads are five Bird Bills, and colored chalk is 10 Bird Bills. According to Heidi, the mini staplers are the hottest item: “I bought a fluffy dragonfly pen this week for five Bird Bills, but everyone wants a mini stapler. There’s a pink one that I really want, but it’s hard to save up the 10 Bird Bills!” Additional incentives include a weekly drawing by the principal. According to Grace, if your name is called you get to go to a room full of prizes, where her sister Heidi won a box full of art supplies. Other drawings may yield the lucky winner pizza with the principal or a private art lesson with art teacher Kathleen Olsson to decorate pumpkins. Judging from the excitement among my interviewees, the program has been a success. Jennie agrees: “Kids are really excited, and we have far fewer students getting office disciplinary referrals this year.” Mrs. Nelson notes that supplies in the Bird Mobile are running low, and that any parents and community members who would like to donate are welcome to do so. A recent letter home listed “gently used trinkets or stuffed animals, gummy worms, individually wrapped treats (no hard candies or gum), gift cards ($5 to $10), costume jewelry, dollar store items, hair ties and barrettes, playground balls, jump-ropes, and pens and pencils” as needed items. And of course, those highly coveted hot pink mini staplers. Teaching kids that doing good actually feels good: Priceless. For everything else, there’s Bird Bills.

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Dig in to the annual spaghetti feed The annual Spaghetti Feed to benefit Christmas in July is coming up Nov. 21. Yes, I know, that’s down the road a bit, but punch the date into whatever you use to punch such things into. And it gives you some time to come up with prizes to donate and build a team for the big day. Here’s the thing. On one big day in July

everyone bands together from all the service clubs, individuals and merchants to help low income and elderly people make needed repairs to their homes. It’s an amazing day, and one you’ll be proud to be part of. Start rounding up a group of friends to spend the day together making life a little better for someone who needs it. One of the most often

Community Calendar Oct. 30 Wednesday Senior citizen bowling — 1:30 p.m., Reedsport Lanes, 2606 Frontage Court, Reedsport. Every Wednesday. Age 50 and over. ■ Oregon Coast Council Arts training program — 6 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 625 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. A training class to assist in promoting events for the performing arts, humanities programs and galleries along the coast. This event is sponsored by Oregon Coast Council fo the Arts and assistance is being offered by Coastal Douglas Arts and Business Alliance. ■ Salmon Harbor Management Committe — 11 a.m., Salmon Harbor Marina Office, 100 Ork Rock Road, Winchester Bay; regular meeting. Agenda includes considering building improvements for Salmon Harbor Charter Fishing Company. There will also be an executive session to consider possible litigations and real property transactions.

■ Coast Toasties Toastmasters Club 7:15 p.m., Reedsport Branch Library, 395 Winchester Ave.

Nov. 4 Monday Reedsport City Council — 6 p.m., city hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; work session. ■ Reedsport City Council — 7 p.m., city hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting. ■

Nov. 11 Monday Reedsport City Hall — Closed in obsrvance of Veterans Day.

Wednesdays ■ Douglas County Board of Commissioners 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE 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., United Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Drive. The giveaway is open to everyone.

requests for help is constructing Be at the Eagles Lodge between WHAT’S UP! wheelchair ramps. And patching 4 and 7 p.m. for dinner and enterroofs. And cutting back bushes and tainment. Bring along some money painting ... things the people who live so you can bid on auction items, inside would love to do themselves sign up for raffles and play games. but simply can’t. The fun and games start at 6 and I The Spaghetti Feed planning recommend getting there early if evening is a lot of fun. The Eagles you want some magic pasta. There special spaghetti recipe by Joyce is a are some grand gifts already stacked Nancie work of art- really, there’s something up for auction such as: Duck and special about it, but more than the H a m m o n d Beaver stuff, garden gnome, Duck’s dinner it’s a chance to meet other tapestry throw, down alternative people who share your commitment to com- king-size comforter, custom driftwood munity service. You’ll be surprised by how lamp, gift baskets ... and more — when you many show up to get on that list to help! And and your pals start bringing items for the rafto donate. It takes a lot of cash to make these fle. If you’ve had your eye on the fab Disney things happen. Every cent counts and the CIJ tree created by Kitty of Kitty’s Kitchen is group shops for bargains all year long, but Christmas Forever, the drawing for it will be there’s never quite enough to do all the things at the dinner. on the list. So, anything you can give will be Don’t you want to be there for all the greatly appreciated. hooting and hollering when you win?

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Rotary, 11:45 a.m., Bedrock’s Pizzeria, 2165 Winchester Ave. (U.S. Highway 101), Reedsport. ■ AARP Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Henderson Park, Reedsport. ■ Exercise class, 1 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road, Reedsport. ■ Bingo 6:30 p.m., Lakeside Lions Hall, 890 Bowron Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. ■ Sing-along, 7-8 p.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road. ■

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Nov. 21 Thursday Lower Umpqua Library Advisory Board — noon, Reedsport Branch Library, 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting. ■ Annual Benefit Spaghetti Feed — 4 p.m., The Eagles Lodge, 510 Greenwood Ave., Reedsport. A benefit for “Christmas in July.” Adults are $8 and children under 12 are $4. Tickets will be available at the door. There will be raffles, a Chinese auction and the live auction at 6 p.m. ■

Weekly events 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.

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.


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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.

Fridays ■ AA women’s meeting 10-11 a.m., United Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Drive. Use High Street entrance. 541-361-6152 for information.

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Monthly Every second Monday: Achievement Compact Committee — 4-5:30 p.m., district board room, 100 Ranch Road; regular meeting. Every second Wednesday: Lower Umpqua Economic Development Forum Board — 7 a.m., Aztlan Restaurant, 1281 U.S. Highway 101, Reedsport; regular meeting. Every second Wednesday: Reedsport Community Charter School Board — 6 p.m., Braves Center, Reedsport Community Charter School, 2260 Longwood Drive; regular meeting. Every third Wednesday: Reedsport School District Board — 6:30 p.m., Reedsport School District office, 100 Ranch Road; regular meeting. Every fourth Wednesday: Lower Umpqua Hospital Board — 7:30 a.m., conference room, hospital, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular meeting. Every second Thursday: Reedsport Chamber — 7:30 a.m. at Reedsport City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. First and third Thursday of month: Gardiner Reedsport Lions Club — 6:30 p.m., Bedrock’s Pizzeria, 2165 Winchester Ave. Every third Thursday: Gardiner Sanitary District — 6 p.m. at the Gardiner Fire Hall, 208 Marsh St., Gardiner. Every fourth Thursday: Reedsport Chamber— 7:30 a.m. at Reedsport City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Every third Friday: Reedsport Chamber of Commerce luncheon — Noon, location TBD. RSVP to 541-271-3495.


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Expanding the parking lot is important to the community The city had an agreement with some property owners in the area to provide overflow parking. That has become an issue in recent months with an increase of boaters trying to use the launch and parking on private property. “There is a need for this,” Schuyler told the board. “The opportunities to acquire property adjacent to Rainbow Plaza are very limited. Downstream from the property is a commercial business … a restaurant. They have singlecar parking along that area. That business is viable. Downstream from them is the Umpqua Discovery Center, also a very popular tourist attraction that brings their own clientele who want to visit there. Really, the other upstream property that is adjacent is the only, seemingly viable area for acquisition of any kind. They, coincidentally, are willing to sell it.” That property is owned by Knife River and includes a 16,000square-foot warehouse. The acquisition would include two large buildings, currently used as warehouses. The smaller building would be torn down. It, at one time, was a truck repair and storage facility.

as they’re getting in there in order to get their boats launched.” Wright said there are occasional conflicts between boat owners. “Tempers get flared. Sword fights with oars,” he joked. He said the city recently adopted a waterfront and downtown plan that incorporated public use of the waterfront. “It recognizes the fact that the best use of the property is public,” he told the board. “Removal of that building not only provides additional parking, but also provides a line of sight to the waterfront. We hope to encourage not just people that are there to use it to park their boats to fish, but also for waterdependent recreation.” He said kayaking has become more popular from that boat ramp. He also said, in the past few years people swimming are in the boat By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post launch area. The Oregon State Marine Board members from left: Jen Tonneson, Val Early, chair Brian Carroll and Jean Quinsey “It’s gaining popularity,” he said. listen to Reedsport City Manager Jonathan Wright make a presentation about upgrading parking facilities at The grant will allow for the Rainbow Plaza. The board met in Florence on Oct. 23. A grant request for property acquisition was approved. demolition of the smaller building at the site, something the city will try to do with city personnel and but would charge for parking to Wright told the board. “As far as Knife River had used it as a wareequipment. Another grant, or maintain the parking area. the building materials, it’s fairly house and it now stands empty. He said expanding that parking influx of money, would be required gutted. The inside of the building “It wouldn’t take much to lot is important to the community. to do the actual construction and is all open beam. What you saw demolish,” Schuyler said. “One, it adds additional parkOne concern about the acquisi- from the outside is pretty much paving of the parking lot. what you can see from the inside.” ing,” he said. “We have seen it (truck tion is environmental. The city of Reedsport will He said there was no anticipat- and trailer parking) where they are “According to the seller and the contribute $10,750 in cash for the out on the highway. It is amazing ed environmental issues with the EPA (Environmental Protection first phase of the project, as well how much use that parking facility property or the building. Agency) there’s no environmental as $25,000 in labor and equipactually gets. In the morning they Wright says the city doesn’t issues with the property,” ment and $7,500 worth of in-kind back up all the way to the highway Reedsport City Manager Jonathan charge for the actual boat launch, contributions.





It’s important to also know how much the company will want for the property International Paper site, north of American Bridge. IP closed the mill, at that site, in 1999 and removed some of the larger buildings. That site has never had a buyer. “That’s a much larger, very intense site,” he said. “It’s very difficult … to find a user who needs 80 or 300 acres, plus 15 million gallons

a day of industrial water and/or 50 megawatts of power plus a rail spur. The capacity utilization of that site is far different than the American Bridge site on Bolon Island.” Claflin says he wasn’t necessarily surprised when American Bridge announced the closure. “They struggled through the recession,” he said. “It’s a construction-related enterprise.” But, he said, he didn’t have advanced warning. “Did I think that they would close,” he said. “No.

But I’ve learned that it’s hard to predict what direction corporate decision making is going to go.” Claflin covers the Coos, Curry, and Douglas county region for Business Oregon. He was asked what kind of development could be expected for the Reedsport, Gardiner, Winchester Bay area. “I do think that property … there may be; may be … some existing business that could find that site attractive.” He said. “But it’s difficult, at this point, to explore those options until

American Bridge has determined what they’re going to do with the property.” He also said it’s important to also know how much the company will want for the property. “We would share the property with whomever might be interested for whatever reason,” Claflin said. “In addition to those existing buildings, there is additional undeveloped acreage on that site. In terms of accessing the water there, it’s just a matter of finding the infrastructure to do that.”

That could open the door for an existing Reedsport company to look at the site, but Claflin didn’t speculate on who that might be. There had also been some discussion on talking with companies that might be displaced in the Portland area, if a new Columbia River Crossing is built between Portland and Vancouver, Wash. Some industrial companies would be displaced if the bridge is built because it won’t be built high enough to allow their barge traffic to pass underneath the crossing.

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a factory in China. “I said ‘What if I tightened up the “Buy America” laws?’” DeFazio asked. “He said ‘Oh, then I’d build the factory here.’” He said he hoped that tightening the law would allow companies such as American Bridge to compete. He said he had worked hard on reopening of the railroad, now Coos Bay Rail Link. “I got federal funds to help rehabilitate the railroad,” he said. “We did a celebration at American Bridge when it reopened. But obviously that wasn’t enough.”

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North Bend One bed. close to shopping & schools. W/G incl. No pets/smoking. $495/$400 dep. 1189 Virginia #2 541-267-0125 or 541-297-6752 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.

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706 Remodeling 1,080 sq ft light oak flooring in a roll. Paid $2300 will sell for $500 OBO - Call 541-888-1202 Hydro-Massage 8 Jet Bathtub, Never Installed, never used ,kept inside, Ultra jet Pump & Heater $1500 obo. Call 541-404-5607

710 Miscellaneous Chocolate colored double sink, never used, $50. 3 house doors,1 w/ window $20 ea. or $45 take all. 541-808-2237

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FOR SALE: 3-drawer file cabinet,black w/lock & casters; 1-pencil/paper drawer; 2-file drawers; like new; 541-271-0508 Reedsport $40. obo I will pick up & safely recycle your old computers, printers & monitors, CB, NB, CQ. No charge. 541-294-9107

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2 Bedroom + office. Fenced, pet OK. Room for garden. $850/mo + $500 deposit. 3776 Sherman Ave., North Bend 541-751-0695 or 541-217-1345

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Clean 2+ BR. 1 Bth. Unfurnished home in North Bend w/sun porch, garage. Wind free area near Simpson Park. Wood Stove, Appliances, dishwasher, W/D hook ups. $800 first, last. Call Brooks at 541-808-1009 Near Mingus, Clean 2 Bdrm. 1 bath house with hardwood floors, heat pump, garage W/D hook ups. No pet/smoking. $750 mo plus deposits. 541-267-5636 or 541-297-1472 North Bend: Simpson Heights Area. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, appliances, W/D hookups, fenced yard, very nice neighborhood, no smoking. $750/month + deposit. Pets negotiable. 541-294-5271

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609 Rooms for Rent Room for rent: Ocean view. Langlois area. All Kitchen, Laundry access. Pet considered $325 plus 1/2 Utilities. Horse considered, $450. 541-348-2992

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735 Hunting/Rifles 5 mm Benjamin Pump Rifle, like new $150 or trade for Canoe or Aluminum boat. 541-808-4411

Market Place 750 751 Antiques Price cut by owner on Ocean View Burial lots. Call 360-989-0816 for details.

753 Bazaars EMMANUEL CHURCH HOLDS 125th CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 4th and Highland Streets, Coos Bay.Friday, November 1st 9am to 2pm. Our famous Turkey Sandwich Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Take outs available phone 269-5829 to order. Crafts, Candy, Collectables, Pie, Coffee & Baked Goods and plants are available all day. Turkey prepared by the Black Market Gourmet. Profits benefit community outreach.

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BANDON PRE-CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Nov. 8-9 has a few spaces left. Call Nordell to reserve, 541-294-5367. YACHATS HOLIDAY Craft Show, 16th annual. Nov. 2 - 3, 10 a.m. 70 booths. In Yachats Commons, Hwy 101. Art, Food, Demos, Great Gifts, Fun! Free admission. 541-547-4664. Expect the Exceptional!

754 Garage Sales Coos Bay Estate Sale. Kitchen, Garden, Furniture (some antique). 2 newer beds, 1 mo. old Lift Chair, Freezer, Household & a tool shed to dig through. 63372 Sierra Ln. off Libby & Eastport, 2 miles past the DMV Fri. Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-1. Sun. most 1/2 price. See photos on Facebook White Raven Estate Sales CRAFT VENDORS WANTED. Dec. 7th 9-3pm. Holly Jolly Bazaar to benefit Cartwheels Pre-School. Call Carmel @ 541-888-2050


Greenacres Grange Country (Flea) Market. 9-4, Fri/Sat. Nov 1 & 2. Off Hwy 42, between Coos Bay/Coquille. Many vendors, Kitchen Open.

755 Market Basket For Sale: Fresh picked King Apples. Great for baking or eating. Hand picked .45 cent lb./Windfalls .25 lb. Free Delivery. 541-756-4885


776 Appliances Small Cehinator upright Freezer, Apt. Size, Good Condition $50. Whirl pool combo Refrigerator/Freezer. 15.5 cubic ft. good condition $50. 541-808-0534

777 Computers Toshiba Laptop. Windows 7- Intel processor 4g ram. $225. Lakeside call 541-297-6019

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American Bridge property Sign up for Douglas County reverse 911 eyed for development BY CHELSEA DAVIS The Umpqua Post

REEDSPORT — While Oregon Seafoods lost out on the Hollering Place bid, there’s a chance that if the seafood processing company moves, it could stay nearby. Mike Babcock, owner of Oregon Seafoods, said he has looked into the soon-to-be vacant American Bridge Manufacturing property in Reedsport since the company announced that the facility will officially close in December. “The manager in Reedsport brought that to my attention when it first became public,” Babcock said. “It has buildings and it has a bunch of bare ground. It’s a pretty good sized piece of property, but we don’t actually need to be in those buildings. There’s enough property there to build another facility.” American Bridge Company announced the closure of its manufacturing leg on Oct. 8, with facilities in Reedsport and Coraopolis, Pa. getting the ax. “American Bridge owns the property,” said Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan. “What we are hoping to do is enter into discussions with them on what their plans are with the property, whether they’re planning to put it on the market. We have not yet had that discussion, but we’ve made contact with them to let them know we’re interested in doing that.” Reedsport Mayor Keith Tymchuk said discussions with local, county and regional leaders are already brewing about how to best

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Unfortunately, it’s not known when the work will begin Latham said it’s best for residents to plan ahead. “My recommendation would be to leave early,” he said. “Before 11 o’clock and travel then. If you can only get out after 11 o’clock at night then you probably would have to detour through Eugene.” On those three nights, it would be an even longer trip for someone who needed to get to or from, Gardiner or Smith River to Reedsport. A trip on those nights would be over three hours, instead of the three or four minutes it currently takes. There will also be impacts on river traffic at times during the maintenance work. ODOT will provide more details during the actual work on the bridge. Latham said, unfortunately, it’s not known when the work will begin. “Not yet,” he said. “We just bid the project … I’m not sure of the contractors, but we should know that fairly soon. They have a lot of flexibility in the schedule to determine when those dates will be.” Latham said residents can be added to a project email list by emailing him at Dan.Latham@odot.state.or. us. He will announce traffic impacts during the length of the project. Information will also be available at Latham said there are definite problems with the bridge to be taken care of. “There is some rust,” he said. “There are some places on the deck where you notice that it’s been pitted a little bit. In part of the project, we’re going to be resurfacing the deck.” Latham said they understand that road construction can be an inconvenience to the traveling public, local businesses and residents. “We will do everything we can to keep impacts to a minimum,” he wrote in the Oct. 18 letter. “If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.”

jump-start economic development on the property. While he said the discussion has to include American Bridge, local voices should be able to decide what’s best for the community. “In some ways, I think that the marketing of the International Paper site in Gardiner has not gone as smoothly as possible because International Paper’s headquarters is in Memphis 2,000 miles away,” he said. “If you have more active local involvement, then I think you’re more effectively able to market the property and find the appropriate user. “I think that we certainly, in the local area, have the ability to reach out in a way and represent the property that American Bridge may not quite be able to do, since it’s in Pennsylvania.” American Bridge’s 30acre complex contains a modern office building and manufacturing section, a dock on the Umpqua River and sits on the Coos Bay Rail Link.

With the American Bridge closure, the town of 4,154 will watch 51 people lose their jobs. Currently, Babcock employs 12 at Oregon Seafoods. “I would like to see anything that would create family-wage jobs in that region move in there,” Morgan said. Morgan agreed with Babcock that American Bridge’s physical building may not be the “ideal configuration” for Oregon Seafoods. “That would be part of the discussion, too: Whether that building would fit or if putting a different building on that property would better meet the needs of fish processing,” she said. “But it’s not just the land and the buildings. The buildings are full of things, too. There’s a lot of construction and fabrication equipment and machinery to move things around.” Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 239, or by email at Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.

Many of us today only use cell phones to communicate. These mobile devices enable us to stay in touch no matter where we are, making voice, text and email communication instantly accessible. We can also choose Internet-based systems for voice communication or VOIP. Cell and VOIP users often drop their land line phone service, so fewer people THE COUNTY are using land based SCENE telephone connections. Keep reading if you use a cell phone or VOIP — this message is for you. It’s about the Douglas County Citizen Emergency Notification System. This is a Susan Morgan tremendously valuable Douglas County tool to quickly notify Commissioner citizens about public safety emergencies taking place in your area. CENS resides in the Emergency Communications and Dispatch Center at the courthouse where our dispatchers use a computer program to define a geographic area to be notified, then record the emergency message and activate the calling function to all the numbers they have for that area. CENS is useful in a number of emergency situations. The recent shootings in Winchester, and the wildfires in south county this summer are the most immediate examples, but evacuation alerts for floods, missing children alerts, hazardous materials leaks, and neighborhood emergency incidents are other examples of when the system is activated. Land lines are automatically enrolled

in CENS, but cell phones and VOIP are not. You will not receive an emergency notification on your cell phone or by VOIP unless you sign up. The sign up form is on the Douglas County Sheriff’s website at main.asp. You can register multiple cell phones or VOIP lines, but the notification will be tied to the physical address that you put in the registration form. So if your home address is in Myrtle Creek you will receive calls about emergencies in Myrtle Creek. If you head to the coast on vacation, you will still receive calls for Myrtle Creek emergencies. There is a great deal of information about the system on the website, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). I was relieved to learn that my contact information won’t be used in any other way and will try to remember that I need to re-register if I move or change my communication numbers so that I get the notifications that help keep my family safe. Please make it a priority to register all your family’s cell phones and VOIP lines as soon as possible. With winter weather coming our way – don’t delay! Thank you, in advance, for making CENS registration a priority so the system works for you and your family! Susan Morgan always welcomes your questions or comments. Please contact her by email at; by mail at Douglas County Courthouse, Room 217, 1036 SE Douglas, Roseburg, 97470; or by phone at 440-4201.

Information I n f o r m a t i o n for for Reedsport/Winchester Bay/ ay/ G Gardiner ardiner Reedspor t/Winchester B Active Listings Residential: 68 (Average Listing Price $192,259) MFH on land: 9 MFH in a park: 11 Condo’s: 5 Average Days on Market: 264 SOLD Properties (last 6 months) Residential: 31 (Average Sold Price $137,006) MFH on land: 2 MFH in a park: 17 Condo’s: 6 Note: Average list price of sold properties $145,316 Average Days on Market: 148 Norm Lacey/Principal Broker Pacific West Realty Inc. Reedsport, OR 541.271.9378

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OSAA approves new-look Sunset Conference BY JOHN GUNTHER The Umpqua Post

Reedsport’s sports teams will need to get used to two new league foes next fall after the Oregon School Activities Association Executive Board approved the league alignments for the next four years Monday. The Executive Board did not make any changes to the final proposal from the OSAA Classification and Districting Committee.

For Reedsport, that means being part of a revamped Sunset Conference. “We’ll have new rivalries,” said Reedsport athletic director James Hixenbaugh. Gone is the hybrid league that combined both Class 3A and 2A schools. In its place is a new Class 2A league that includes the Braves, along with traditional foes Bandon, Myrtle Point and Gold Beach, and newcomers Waldport and Toledo to the north.

“It’s going to be nice to be a regular league and not have special districts going everywhere,” Hixenbaugh said. In addition to the challenges for determining basketball, volleyball and football playoff spots in a hybrid league, the Braves also have been part of different special districts for track and field, baseball and softball. That likely will remain the case for the latter two sports, but the Sunset Conference should function as one league in basketball,

volleyball, football and track and field. Reedsport has fared well in the hybrid league in volleyball, winning four straight titles despite half the league being a higher classification. But the bigger schools have traditionally beaten the Braves in basketball and, until this year, football. Reedsport is in a good position in the new league, located geographically in the middle. Gold Beach and Toledo will have to travel 183 miles one way along


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THE UMPQUA POST Reedsport’s volleyball team won another Sunset Conference title and then earned the special district’s top seed for the playoffs. Now comes an even bigger week, when the Braves will try to qualify for the Class 2A state tournament for the fourth straight year. Reedsport will host a game Saturday against an opponent not determined by press time. The final bracket will be available at Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. The Braves also hosted Marshfield on Tuesday night to stay sharp for the playoffs (results weren’t available by press time). Last week, the Braves won at Glide, avenging their earlier league loss, then By Lou Sennick, The Umpqua Post took the title when Bandon beat Glide Reedsport’s Mariah McGill leaps to spike the ball during the Braves’ match against on the final day of the league season Brookings-Harbor at the recent Marshfield Invitational. Reedsport will host a Class 2A and Reedsport topped Myrtle Point. playoff match Saturday. “They were pretty excited,” Hixenbaugh said of his team’s reaction eight digs. McGill had nine kills, Doane blocks, Doane had five kills and five added eight, Hixenbaugh had 35 assists blocks and Kaylynn Hixenbaugh had to the results the final night. 24 assists. and Bailey Tymchuk had 11 digs. The Braves edged Glide 20-25, On Saturday, the Braves traveled to 25-20, 13-25, 25-22, 15-12. Mariah All-League McGill had 14 kills and Kayla Doane Medford and swept Bonanza to earn Hixenbaugh was named setter of the top seed for the special district, and Gabby White had 13 each. the year for the Sunset Conference. winning 25-20, 27-25, 25-16. Alicia Osorio added nine kills and White, Tymchuk and Cardoso were James Hixenbaugh said the Braves Kaylynn Hixenbaugh had 46 assists and five saves. Ruby Cardoso had 13 didn’t play particularly well before the on the first team and Osorio was an honorable-mention pick. third set. digs. James Hixenbaugh was named “We came out pretty strong in the Reedsport then took care of busiof the year. coach ness by beating Myrtle Point 25-20, 25- third set,” he said. Glide’s Jordyn Parazoo was named McGill led the Braves’ offense with 18, 25-23. MVP by the league coaches. 11 kills. White had nine kills and five White had 12 kills, two blocks and

Reedsport faces big football game THE UMPQUA POST Reedsport’s football team celebrated senior night with a big win over Glide. Now those five seniors — Haden Sams, Matthew Rohde, Hayden Hinshaw, Jordan Ragan and Arnulfo Diaz — lead the Braves into their biggest game, at Myrtle Point on Friday with a chance to clinch a playoff berth. The Braves improved to 6-2 with their 28-13 win over Glide and also completed a sweep of the three Class 3A schools in the Sunset Conference. Reedsport jumped in front 8-0 on a 40-yard run by Rohde and two-point conversion by Joey Herr, and later got a 1-yard run on a quarterback keeper by Sams

U.S. Highway 101 for league games. While the change should be good for the Braves in a competitive sense, Hixenbaugh said it will be different losing two traditional rivals, team’s he’s faced throughout his coaching tenure in Reedsport. “It’s kind of sad we won’t be in a league with those guys anymore,” he said, though he quickly added, “We’ll continue to play those schools (in nonleague games).”

to lead 14-0 at halftime. “We were not happy at that time about how we were playing on offense and we missed several assignments that would have led to bigger plays,” said Reedsport coach Shane Nelson. “We made adjustments to resolve that, but Glide made much better adjustments. “They really sold out putting 11 men in the box at times and stacking the edges to force us to run in between the tackles. Their size really put a hurt on us as we weren’t able to be consistently successful against that front.” Nelson said that looking back, he should have passed more to keep Glide’s defense honest. But he chose to stay conservative and keep the clock running.

In the third quarter, freshman Brian Fox blocked a punt for the Braves and Cameron Winfield returned it for a touchdown. Glide got on the scoreboard on a run by Garrett Short, but the Braves bounced right back when Rohde had a long kick return and then Sams found Winfield wide open for a 23yard score. Jared Billings added the two-point conversion and all Glide could do the rest of the way was a long touchdown pass when a Reedsport defensive back slipped in coverage. That was a rare miscue by the defense Friday. “Throughout the season, our offense has set the tone when we have been successful for the most part,”

Nelson said. “Defensively, we have given up yards, but made big plays to end drives. “Against Glide, the defense set the tone, forcing several three-an-outs and making a big fourth-down stop. It was our best defensive performance of the year and I hope that carries over into next week.” Myrtle Point is 4-4, but coming off blowout losses to Coquille and Gold Beach. In the win over Glide, Herr managed 147 yards on 22 carries and Hinshaw and Rohde both rushed for 53 yards. Sams went 8-for-12 passing for 109 yards. Egan Glover had 12 tackles on defense and Griffin Kaufmann had nine tackles and two sacks. Winfield added seven tackles.

Oct. 9 High games: One Plus One 463, Flower Power 461, TNT 437. High series: One Plus One 1252, Flower Power 1193, TNT 1188. Individual games: Brett T. 258, Jerry P. 257, Tom F. 257, Margie F. 207, Ruthie F. 204/203. Individual series: Brett T. 674, Tom P. 658, Tom F. 640, Ruthie F. 553, Bonnie T. 514, Margie F. 492. 1st quarter standings: TNT 38, One Plus One 38, M&T 33, Rick’s Rowdies 33, Flower Power 33, D&L 33, First Noel 27.

Sunday night mixed social Oct. 20 Leading teams: Dohickey Bowlers 17-11, Pica Shiz, Old Hippies and Odd Balls 16-12, Crazy Balls 10-18. Team high game scratch: Pica Shiz 764, No Bodies 668, Crazy Balls 630. Series scratch: Pica Shiz 2214, No Bodies 1953, Crazy Balls 1722. Game hdcp: Crazy Balls 968, Dohickey Bowlers 956, Old Hippies 950. Series hdcp: Old Hippies 2777, Dohickey Bowlers 2753, Crazy Balls 2736. MEN high game scratch: Eldon 251 (86 pins over average), Harvey 234 (55 pins over average), Ron 215. Series scratch: Harvey 593, Rocky 590, Ron 582. Eldon 571 (76 pins over average). Game hdcp: Eldon 311, Harvey 280, Jerry 266. Series hdcp: Eldon 751, Harvey 731, Mike 711. WOMEN game scratch: Lucy 183, Micah 167, Gladys 165. Series scratch: Lucy 500, Micah 462, Mary 447, Kathy 257 (62 pins over average). Game hdcp: Kathy 247, Linda & Denise 246, Gladys 243. Series hdcp: Kathy 737, Linda 712, Gladys 676. CONVERTED SPLITS: Gladys 2-7 & 5-8-10, Harvey 5-7, Taylor 3-4-6-7-10, Big H 2-7, Mike 3-8, Lucy 4-5-7. REMINDER: Bring food on the 27th. Oct. 27

Leading teams: Old Hippies & Odd Balls 19-13, Dohickey Bowlers 1814, Pica Shiz 17-15. High Game Team Scratch: Pica Shiz 801, No Bodies 672, Odd Balls 612. High Series Scratch: Pica Shiz 2152, No Bodies 1926, Odd Balls 1727. Game hdcp: pica Shiz 991, Old Hippies 947, No Bodies 912. Series Hdcp: Old Hippies 2731, Pica Shiz 2722, No Bodies 2646. WOMEN game scratch: LaDonna 201, Gladys & Micah 196, Mary 191. Series scratch: Micah 567, Gladys 521, LaDonna 501. Game hdcp: Gladys 274, Mary 266, LaDonna 263. Series hdcp: Gladys 755, Micah 726, Mary 714. MEN game scratch: Rocky 265 (65 pins over) & 212, Jerry 198, Colin 192. series scratch: Rocky 669, Jerry 544, Harvey 517. Game hdcp: Rocky 290, Colin 242, Jerry 241. Series hdcp: Rocky 744, Jerry 673, Harvey 646. CONVERTED SPLITS: Patty, Colin, Micah & Mike 3-10. Mike also converted the 4-5 & 6-7.

Brunch Bunch Oct. 17 Leading team: Dockside Gifts 24-4. High game hdcp: Jean 288, Pat 269, Martha 268. High series hdcp: Pat 733, Jean 713, Martha 711. Individual high game: Jean 213, Pat 197, Ruth 193. Individual high series: Ruth 545, Pat 517, Jean 488. Splits picked up: Pum 2-7, Martha 5-10, Ruth 3-10, Jacky 2-7, Helen 3-10, Jean 4-5-7.

Gutter Gussies Oct. 22 Leading team: Pin Pals 26-6. High game team: Winchester Bay Market 2565. High series team: Pin Pals 1751. Individual high game: Jean 188, Grace 192, Ruth 200. Individual high series: Gladys 471, Grace 490, Ruth 543. Splits picked up: Pat 5-7-9, 2-7, Denise 3-10, CJ 3-10, Cora 2-7, Betty 5-7, Mary 3-10.

Umpqua League Oct. 21 Team standings: Fryer Rock No. 1 17-11, Wells Creek Inn No. 1 15 1/212 1/2, usuns 14 1/2-13 1/2. High team game scratch: Fryer Rock No. 1 387 Fryer Rock No. 2 360 usuns 353 High team series scratch: Tie: Fryer Rock No. 1 7, Fryer Rock No. 2 976, Usuns 970, Wells Creek Inn No. 1 915. High team game handicap: Fryer Rock No. 1 479, usuns 459, Fryer Rock No. 2 455. High team series handicap: Usuns 1288, Fryer Rock No. 2 1261, Wells Creek Inn No. 1 1257. Individual high game scratch: Pum 210, Margie 194, Caryn 193, Kathy 189, Grace 184. Individual high series scratch: Pum 524, Kathy 522, Jacky 489, Caryn 488, Margie 488, Grace 481. Individual high game handicap: Pum 255, Margie 240, Caryn 239, Phyllis 237. Individual high series handicap: Pum 659, Phyllis 634, Claudette 629. Splits picked up: Caryn 3-10, Claudette 3-10 x 3, Kathy 2-5-7 and 4-5, Grace 5-8-10, Jacky 2-7.

A sinking boat is bad, but it could have been worse A week or so ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Carol Healy who was the deckhand on the Travelore when it sank in a series of tsunami waves off Winchester Bay on Aug. 31, 1964. The waves were generated by a severe earthquake off the coast of Alaska and the Travelore had a full load of 12 passengers. Carol, who was working as a deckhand to earn money for college wrote a book about the ordeal — “The Sinking of the Travelore” which is available on Talking to Carol, who now goes by her married name of Carol Healy Melquist, definitely brought back memories, as I had fished aboard the Travelore less than a month before that fateful August day with my dad, Richard “Dick” Heley. I was severe-

ly seasick for the entire trip. OUTDOORS one day earlier — since both my mom and dad could not swim. However, dad had a great time and AND MORE fished aboard the Travelore a cou■ ■ ■ ple of other times, even coaxing my There are still salmon being mother, Alice, out for her first caught at Winchester Bay — both salmon fishing trip. by boat and bank anglers. Most of The reason that the Travelore the bank anglers are using bobber will forever be etched in my memoand bait, but a spinner flinger ry is that mom’s first salmon fishing stopped by work last Friday to trip took place, as I remember it, on show off a limit of bright salmon Aug. 30 — the day before the one coho and one Chinook — each Travelore sank. And while Carol weighing more than 10 pounds. He Healy was written up in the Coos was fishing in Half Moon Bay. Pete Bay Times (now The World), as All three coastal lakes that allow Heley being calm and very brave — being a the retention of unclipped coho major reason that all 12 passengers (Siltcoos, Tahkenitch and Tenmile) survived — her task would have been much have salmon in them, but Siltcoos is the only more difficult had the Travelore gone down one with many adult salmon in it at present.


Crabbing in the lower Umpqua River at Winchester Bay has shown recent improvement and a surprising number of people have been crabbing in what can only be described as an “off” year. Salmon fishing on the coastal streams farther south will show major improvement with the next rainstorms. Judging by the number of boats salmon fishing, the best fishing on the Siuslaw is between Cushman and Florence — and has been for some time. Fishing remains fair to good for yellow perch in most of the area waters that contain them — but the most productive fishery has been Tenmile Lakes where anglers willing to “wade through” lots of smaller fish will end up with fair numbers of decent-sized perch suitable for filleting.





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The Umpqua Post, October 30, 2013


The Umpqua Post, October 30, 2013