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Search begins for Thomas’ replacement BY STEVE LINDSLEY The Umpqua Post

The Reedsport School Board voted to begin the search for a new, part-time superintendent and a fulltime Highland Elementary principal at a special board meeting Tuesday, April 8. The executive search will be aided by Michael Lasher with Northwest Leadership Associates. Lasher and Greg McKenzie of Window to Leadership LLC, made presentations to the board. The need for the replacements came after superintendent Jim Thomas submitted his resignation, effecBy Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post tive on June 30. Superintendent Jim Thomas listens as Michael Lasher and Greg McKenzie Board member Kathy Browning, at one time, asked make presentations about assisting in an executive search to the Reedsport if the board would offer Thomas the part-time posiSchool Board on Tuesday, April 8. tion for next year.

“I want to know how we are going to decide when to offer, or not, the position to Jim,” she asked. “It’s a matter of money. It’s a matter of Jim’s wife. We need to make (the decision) as soon as possible.” “A couple of things I want to put out there,” said board chairwoman Kerrie Palermo. “I will try to keep it simple with this because Jim resigned and I thought that it would be the clearest to be able to go forward with the search and look at the applicant pool and weigh Jim with the others.” Palermo said the timing was not advantageous for the district. “Because of Jim’s timing with his resignation,” she continued, “and I realize there were several factors in there for you to make that, Jim. Some of it with the


Students replay history with replanting trees BY TIM NOVOTNY The Umpqua Post

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Volunteers get training in the Hinsdale Garden in 2013. Those volunteers, and new members, will be used as the garden opens for the public. It’s hoped there can be three “Open Days” this spring, including Mothers Day weekend and Memorial Day weekend.

Hinsdale open house scheduled for April 26 BY STEVE LINDSLEY Umpqua Post

The Coos Bay office of the Bureau of Land Management is gearing up to help staff the first open day at the Hinsdale Garden, east of Reedsport and possibly more. The first open day will be April 26, while other open days are expected Mothers Day and Memorial Day weekends. There is normally just one open day every year. The Friends of Reedsport’s Hinsdale Garden has been gathering volunteers and funds to have multiple events at the iconic garden. “Everything’s going great,” The BLM’s Michael Kelly said. “The BLM is really pleased that the friends group is moving forward to open the garden more days to the public.” Expect to see BLM staffers at the April 26 event. “We’ll have 10 to 12 BLM staff,” Kelly said. “We’ll pair up the friends, and also Douglas County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be assisting. We’ll pair those folks up with BLM folks. We have about eight identified stations where we like to have people.”

The idea is to have the friends run the next two open days, May 10 and 24, with minimal BLM staff. “We’ll just have a couple of BLM people on site,” he said. “Basically, the friends, with the assistance of CERT, the city of Reedsport and Lewis Transportation will be helping ferry people over.” The friends have been talking with the city and the bus company to provide transportation from the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area parking lot to the garden, just up state Highway 38. They’re also hoping to run a couple of shuttles from Reedsport. “This first one we’re basically doing as a group effort and a training exercise,” Kelly said. “Then the friends will be running open days after that.” Kelly said there has been some work done to make the garden more handicapped accessible. “We purchased a product ... that’s called Fiberex,” Kelly said. “Basically, it’s cedar wood chips that have been processed into small chips. “They compact really well. We have over 1,500 feet of path laid down. This products

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COOS BAY — After more than a decade of lousy catches, the Oregon salmon fleet may have finally hit its stride. Jeff Reeves, a commissioner with the Oregon Salmon Commission, said the 2014 salmon season is one of the best in memory.

The first commercial season for offshore salmon opened April 1, but its returns are already being seen at local canneries like Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston, where workers were busy packing fresh salmon in boxes Thursday afternoon. “The guys are getting record catches and great prices,” Reeves said, speaking by phone that

morning. “$10 a pound, down to $8.75 today — I’ve never gotten that much in my life.” The high price on the docks is also being felt at the market. At Chuck’s Seafood in Charleston, fresh salmon filets were going for $19.95 a pound, with steaks priced only $2 less.


“The herbicide was all collected, Really,

the focus of the incident was the jet fuel — the diesel.” — Mark Wall, Roseburg Resources Co.

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

State troopers and Region 15 Hazardous Materials personnel tend to the scene of a fatal crash Saturday on state Highway 38 near Scottsburg.

Fatal crash near Scottsburg kills man from Gold Beach THOMAS MORIARTY


Salmon catch exceeds expectations BY THOMAS MORIARTY

SCOTTSBURG — More than 150 elementary school children climbed into the forest land near Weatherly Creek, off state Highway 38 between Scottsburg and Elkton, to plant some trees. Actually it was more than 2,000 of them. The 69th annual Lower Umpqua Tree Plant returned, in a way, to the roots of the event. That is because the children were replanting an area that some of their grandparents may have planted back in 1956. Tim Truax, district forester for Roseburg Forest Products, says the area had been harvested after a 1951 fire. They just harvested those trees that were planted in 56, and the hope was that they would be

back with another generation of students in another 50-60 years to replant once again. The goal is to show the children that trees are a renewable product here, he said. The children arrived on the site by 9 a.m. April 8 and got right to work. Two of the young workers were from Highland Elementary School in Reedsport and their effort was indicative of the kind of effort all of the students were putting into the event. Within the first hour and a half, fifth-graders Ashley Espinoza and Ericka Carlton had already planted 26 trees on their own. Officials say their help was important, and timely. We’re kind of at the end of planting season, Truax said, as he

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A 22-year-old Gold Beach man died Saturday morning near Scottsburg in a head-on collision with a truck carrying aerial spraying supplies. According to Oregon State Police, Joshua Dale Ray Carter was driving westbound on state Highway 38 when his pickup truck traveled over the double solid center lines and collided with an eastbound Ford F550. Troopers, along with Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, local fire personnel and the Oregon Department of Transportation, were either on scene or on their way

as of 7:25 a.m. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Mark Wall, forestry manager for Roseburg Forest Products’ land management division, Roseburg Resources Co., said the two occupants of the commercial truck were from Applebee contractors Aviation hired by the company to conduct aerial spraying of its timber lands. The truck was carrying both helicopter fuel and Atrazine, an


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LOCAL Oldtime Fiddlers get-together Monday, April 7 ■ 12:47 a.m., animal problems, 2900 block of Country Club Circle. Caller reported a barking dog. ■ 2:59 a.m., disturbance, Reedsport police did not give an address on 21st Street, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a male refusing to leave. ■ 7:57 a.m., agency assist, Reedsport police did not give an address in Winchester Bay. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in lodging a dog at large in the shelter. ■ 11:30 a.m., trespass, 2600 block of Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller requested a subject be trespassed from location. ■ 12:08 p.m., trespass, 2200 block of Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller

requested a subject be trespassed from location. ■ 6:54 p.m., disturbance, Reedsport police did not give an address on East Railroad Avenue, Reedsport. Received a report of two juveniles on the roof. Two adults attempted to get them off the roof and the juveniles began fighting with the adults. ■ 10:14 p.m., suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported suspicious activity. ■ 11:20 p.m., welfare check, 800 block of Doyle Street, Reedsport. Caller requested a welfare check. ■ 11:28 p.m., suspicious circumstances, 400 block of Elm Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported suspicious activity. Tuesday, April 8

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■ 10:45 a.m., ordinance violations, 2300 block of Arthur Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported a vehicle parked for more than three days. ■ 2:46 p.m., suspicious circumstances, Reedsport police did not give an address on Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Caller reported the theft of propane tanks. ■ 5:44 p.m., suspicious circumstances, Reedsport police did not give an address on Fir Avenue, Reedsport. A call was placed to location. A crying child answered the phone. When asked what was wrong, the child screamed and the call was disconnected. ■ 7:18 p.m., disturbance, Reedsport police did not give an address on Longwood Drive, Reedsport. While in the area for another case, patrol officers noticed a disturbance in progress. Officers responded. ■ 8:40 p.m. animal problems, Reedsport police did not give an address on Crestview Drive, Reedsport. Caller expressed concern about a neighbor’s aggressive dog. ■ 9:38 p.m., public assist, 2700 block of Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller reported a transient male is sleeping on the front porch. ■ 9:30 p.m., agency assist, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. Deputy requested lodging for arrested subject. Wednesday, April 9 ■ 8:29 a.m., welfare check, 1300 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller requested a welfare check on a customer. ■ 10:46 a.m., found property, 1300 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported finding possible drug paraphernalia. ■ 7:50 p.m., disturbance, 100 block of North 11th Street, Reedsport. Caller reported a loud party. ■ 9:11 p.m., disturbance, first block of Riverbend Road, Reedsport. Caller reported loud music. ■ 11:36 p.m. disturbance, 200 block of North Fourth Street, Reedsport. Caller reported a male and female were fighting. Officer responded. Not as reported. Thursday, April 10 ■ 9:48 a.m., abandoned vehicle, 800 block of Vista Court, Reedsport. Informant reported a vehicle that had not been moved in four months. ■ 8:11 p.m., suspicious circumstances, 100 block of East Railroad Avenue,

Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a possible DUII. Driver was not DUII. ■ 8:13 p.m., public assist, 500 block of Greenwood Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported unwanted persons at her home. Friday, April 11 ■ 11:04 a.m., public assist, Reedsport police did not give an address on Hawthorne Avenue, Reedsport. The manger of a trailer park requested a subject be trespassed. Trespass papers were served. ■ 8:45 p.m., fire assist, U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 203, Gardiner. Caller reported smoke west of Tahkenitch Lake. The Gardiner Fire Department was dispatched. No smoke was located. ■ 10:38 p.m., disturbance, 700 block of Elm Avenue, Reedsport. Anonymous called reported a loud party with a bonfire. Saturday, April 12 ■ 6:20 p.m., disturbance, Reedsport police did not give an address on Vista Court, Reedsport. Caller requested her husband be removed from the residence. ■ 10:21 p.m., drug law violation, 1500 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications received report of a fight. Involved subject cited. Sunday, April 13 ■ 11:33 a.m., public assist, Reedsport police did not give an address on Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller reported problems with her former spouse who showed up at her place of employment. ■ 1:48 p.m., injury traffic crash, U.S. Highway 101 at Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Two-vehicle accident with injuries. ■ 2:06 p.m., public assist, Reedsport police did not give an address on Elm Avenue, Reedsport. Caller requested a welfare check on her friend because a suspicious-looking male was sitting on the porch. ■ 7:11 p.m., criminal mischief, Reedsport police did not give an address on Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported that a male had cut his hand and was wiping blood on multiple objects. ■ 7:27 p.m., agency assist, state Highway 38 at milepost 17, Scottsburg. Douglas County deputy requested assistance in the transport of two juveniles. ■ 7:45 p.m., public assist, Reedsport police did not give an address on Frontage Road, Reedsport. Caller requested a welfare check on his son.

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Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association Vice President Larry Costa is the featured performer at Saturday’s monthly get-together at the Winchester Bay Community Center. The event will start at 1 p.m., with an acoustic circle jam following at 3 p.m. The public is invited to listen and dance.

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LOCAL OBITUARIES Patrick Arthur Vaughan April 23, 1923 - March 25, 2014

Pat Vaughan, 90, of Reedsport, passed away March 25, 2014, of pneumonia. He was born to Adna Chaffee Shepperd and Hazel Oletha (Wainscott) Shepperd April 23, 1923, in San Diego, Calif. He enjoyed a long and adventurous life. A child of the Great Depression and a broken home, Pat as an adult took his stepfather, Russell Vaughan’s, last name. Prior to World War II he briefly fought forest fires Patrick Vaughan with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and sailed on at least one cruise with the San Diegobased tuna clipper Oceana. In December 1940 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy (since he was under 18 his mother had to “sign off”). Assigned to a Brooklyn class light cruiser, the USS Boise, he served on this warship throughout WWII in both the Pacific and the European theaters. He advanced from seaman to petty officer first class and turret captain of turret III, one the Boise’s five triple six-inch main armament mounts. He participated in and survived two major surface actions, numerous shore bombardments, and escort missions. The ship was nearly sunk in a night action off Guadalcanal, the October 1942 Battle of Cape Esperance. The badly damaged cruiser sailed all the way back to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs which took several months and facilitated a wartime romance and eventual marriage to Pat’s first wife, Margaret Parlante of Moore St., Philadelphia. While that marriage ended in divorce, it produced two children — sons, Russell in 1947 and Michael in 1953. Delayed in Philadelphia for technical training, Pat rejoined his ship in Algiers, French North Africa, in time to support the September landings at Salerno, Italy. The Boise was also drafted into a British operation transporting British airborne troops to the Italian port of Taranto. The paratroopers were packed shoulder to shoulder “standing room only.” The cruiser entered the shattered port at first light, a frightening mission, as no one knew if the ships, vulnerable in the confined waters, would be fired upon. Returning to the Pacific, Pat advanced in the enlisted ranks while participating in many shore bombardments and a second major sea battle, the October 1944 Suirago Straits portion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Pat related that his most fearful wartime experience occurred during the 1945 liberation of the Philippines

Lions Easter egg hunt The Gardiner-Reedsport Lions are again sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for local children. The first Lions Easter Egg Hunt was held in 1952, so this is the 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be on Sunday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Barrone Park. More than 1,000 candyand treat-filled eggs will be hidden for the event. Twenty of the eggs will be special golden eggs. There will be separate hunts; one for the children 2 and under; one for children ages 5 and 6; one for children 6 and 7 and one for children 8, 9, and 10. For those children who do not wish to participate in the hunt, the Easter Bunny will be there to hand out candy. Parents this is great fun for the children and a wonderful photo opportunity!

with General MacArthur embarked on the Boise. Pat related that soon after the general’s arrival the ship went to general quarters, a well drilled action by that phase of the war. All crew members rushed to their battle positions, with a strict SOP on direction of movement on the tight deck spaces. Pat was running to his turret when General MacArthur stepped out of his cabin to see what all fuss was about and Pat barreled right into him. Spontaneously yelling to the intruder to watch where he going, and only then recognizing his august victim, Pat turned white and rushed away. The next several days he expected at any moment to be sent to the brig for assaulting the Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area. Married soon after V-J Day, Pat was back at sea as a tuna fisherman before the end of 1945. For the next 10 years he crewed on a series of tuna boats operating from San Diego, sailing among others on the Lucky Star, Queen Mary, Navigator, Ruthie B, and the Santa Anita, clippers owned primarily by members of San Diego’s PortugueseAmerican community. These were “bait boats,” in which two to four men caught tuna with their poles threaded to a common line. It was adventurous, physical, and dangerous work of a type that has now largely disappeared. Tuna fishing involved weeks away from home, searching waters off Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru. By 1955, Pat knew the American tuna industry was headed for hard times. Now in his early 30s, he joined the U.S. Border Patrol, in the course of which he learned to speak Spanish and to read sign – tracking – virtually like a movie Apache. He enjoyed the outdoor work and found that he took naturally to law enforcement. By 1960 he transferred to the closely associated U.S. Customs Service and was assigned for many years to the Port of Entry, Tecate, Calif. His customs duties involved a lot of counter narcotics work; by 1975 Pat headed a small team known as the U.S. Customs Patrol interdicting drug smugglers on the California-Mexico border. Pat retired in 1980. By then he had married Helen Christine Butler and gained a large family of convivial relatives, with whom he enjoyed many good times, particularly hunting, fishing and RVing. He and Chris witnessed the Mount St. Helen’s eruption on one of their excursions and searched many a ghost town and abandoned mine over the years. Pat had a lifelong itchy foot and Chris’s willingness to indulge that wanderlust

made for a happy partnership. Together they annually fled the Oregon cold and rain to dry pan for gold each winter with other old timers near Congress, Ariz. Pat enjoyed Reedsport, particularly its opportunities for crabbing and salmon fishing. Vigorous until the very end of his life, he owned a boat until he was 87 and went deer hunting at age 90. Only nine months ago he towed a 22-foot travel trailer to Lassen Volcanic National Park in California for a family reunion. He enjoyed gardening, rock hunting and bottle hunting. He was a lifelong reader, and had four novels from the Reedsport Branch Library by his recliner when his time was over. He was a Master Mason for 50 years with Heartland Lodge, No. 576 in El Cajon, Calif. Pat is survived by his son, Russell and his wife, Jayne and their children Kira and Patrick of Bowie, Md.; son, Michael of El Cajon, his children, Erik of San Diego and Jesse of Reno, Nev., and three great-grandchildren. He is additionally survived by a stepdaughter, Deborah Bowlin and her husband, Brad of Perris, Calif.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Helen “Chris” Vaughan; and a stepdaughter, Sheila Mendoza of Tulare, Calif. Pat and Chris’s ashes will be interred by those of his mother, Hazel Wainscott in Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur, Calif. A service is anticipated to be held near there on June 28. Those wishing to donate in Pat’s memory are asked to consider his favorite charity, the Wounded Warrior Project at spx?tsid=66. Arrangements are under the direction of Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-2712822. Sign the guestbook at

A funeral service will be held for Ona F. Muffett, 95, of Reedsport at 1 p.m.. Tuesday, April 15, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Ave., in Reedsport. Interment will be at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery. Ona was born May 25, 1918, in De Smet, S.D., to Manvil H. and Carrie (Eikamp) Knudtson. She died April 7, 2014, in Reedsport. She graduated from high school in De Smet in 1935 and attended business college in Sioux Falls. In 1937, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked for the telephone company. As soon as she could afford it, she bought herself a car. Driving was one of her lifelong joys. On Aug. 9, 1942, she married Winfield F. Muffett in Yuma, Ariz. After World War II, Win and Ona bought a new house in Arcadia, Calif. In 1948, they moved to Oregon and bought a dairy farm which they managed together for the next 23 years. Ona was active in the Oregon Jersey Cattle Club for more than

20 years. She served as secretary of that organization and was at one time editor of The Oregon Jersey Review. Ona also was a Cub Scout den mother and 4-H leader and supported in any way she could, the activities of her six children. In 1970, Win and Ona moved to their ranch up the Smith River, out of Reedsport. Ona loved the outdoors and never tired of finding wild flowers or watching birds, elk, deer and other wildlife that abound in the area. One of her prized possessions was her John Deere gator which she drove around — even on her 95th year, she could be seen out pulling tansy ragwort or chopping thistles. She was a very curious, intelligent person and an avid reader, who could converse on a wide range of topics. She was a biblical scholar, always interested in history and world events. Genealogy was one of her hobbies. She compiled a family history and on her 90th birthday presented each of her children with their own book — truly a great gift. Ona was an accomplished homemaker, who

excelled at cooking, baking, canning, sewing, crocheting, knitting and gardening. But first and foremost, Ona was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who loved and was actively engaged with her large extended family all of whom loved her in return and will miss her greatly. Ona is survived by daughter, Christine and Chuck Calley of Coquille; son, Win and Hjordis Muffett Jr. of Beavercreek; son, Robert and Sharon Muffett of North Bend; son, Dean Muffett of North Bend; son John and Rose Muffett of Reedsport; 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Win; daughter, Nancy; and daughter-in-law, Jane Muffett. The family suggests memorial contributions to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Elm Ave., Reedsport, OR 97467. Arrangements are under the direction of Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-2712822. Sign the guestbook at

Phoenix Youth Corps now hiring for summer positions ROSEBURG – Phoenix Charter School is now accepting applications for their Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program. All youth ages 1524, which live in Douglas County, have the opportunity to be hired to work on projects partnered with for the City of Roseburg, Douglas County Parks, Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg BLM. Work begins June 24th and goes for seven weeks fulltime Monday through Thursdays. Application will be accepted via email until

April 18, 2014. Applications are available at yment.php. For more information please contact the Youth Corps Coordinator, Thomas McGregor, at 541-6733036. Phoenix Youth Corps is an equal opportunity employer and an Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, or OYCC, provider for Douglas County. OYCC is a

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Hospital can help access meds BY KAMY MAHDIYOUN AND MARK MILLER Lower Umpqua Hospital

No prescription coverage? We can help! The Lower Umpqua Hospital District Retail Pharmacy has recently teamed up with SUNrx, a national healthcare technology company, to provide eligible patients convenient access to affordable medications, helping patients get well and stay well. The government’s 340B program administered by SUNrx allows community health centers and hospitals to offer patients a wider selection of medications discounted up to 60 percent below retail. Eligible patients include those without prescription drug coverage and in certain cases where a covered patient’s plan doesn’t cover a particular medication. Patients should be advised that “C-II” medications such as OxyContin, morphine, Ritalin, etc., are not included in this program. Reedsport Medical Clinic medical staff and the LUH Emergency Room physicians are currently regis-

mation that accompanies tered with this program and the medication. Do not Dunes Family Health Care medical staff should be reg- flush prescription drugs down the toilet istered by the end of unless this informa2014. After seeing a THE CHANGING tion specifically practitioner and FACE instructs you to do receiving a SUNrx so. card from the docTake advantage tor’s office, patients of community drug can fill their pretake-back programs scriptions at particthat allow the pubipating local pharlic to bring unused macies. Currently drugs to a central Lower Umpqua OF HEALTH location for proper Hospital Retail CARE disposal. Pharmacy, located Reedsport Police on the lower level of Department collects unused the hospital, is the only prescription medications local SUNrx participating for disposal. They ask that pharmacy. There are no you don’t bring in liquid special forms to fill out. We medications or syringes. hope that this collaboration Please place your medicawith SUNrx will help tions in a zip-lock bag. For improve patient care, medication availability and sup- more information, please call 541-271-2100. port our community The FDA’s Deputy through better health. Director of the Office of How to dispose of Compliance, Ilisa Bernstein, Pharm.D.,J.D., offers some unused medicines additional tips: Is your medicine cabinet ■ Before throwing out a filled with expired drugs or medication container, medications you no longer scratch out all identifying use? How should you disinformation on the prepose of them? scription label to make it Follow any specific disunreadable. This will help posal instructions on the protect your identity and drug label or patient inforthe privacy of your personal

health information. ■ Do not give medications to friends. Doctors prescribe drugs based on a person’s specific symptoms and medical history. A drug that works for you could be dangerous for someone else. ■ When in doubt about proper disposal, talk to your pharmacist.

How to dispose of sharps Sharps include needles, IV tubing with needles attached, scalpel blades, lancets, glass tubes and slides, and syringes. According to state law, approved sharps containers are rigid, leak-proof, puncture resistant, sealed and clearly marked with the biohazard symbol. Go to any Douglas County solid waste transfer station to request an approved 1-quart or 1-gallon sharps container for free. You may also purchase approved containers at many local pharmacies and medical supply stores. Each time you bring in a full sharps container to a solid waste transfer station for disposal, you will receive a new container. Absolutely free.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support for Tim Freeman Tim Freeman is one of the most personable elected officials I have ever met. He is always willing to take the time to answer any questions I might have or solve any problem. Just recently I asked him about bringing my granddaughter up to Salem to be a page in the Legislature. Tim was extremely supportive and convinced the chief clerk to let my granddaughter out on the House floor during the legislative session. Tim made himself available all day, taking my granddaughter into meetings, to committee hearings and on a tour of the Capitol. When constituents go visit Tim at the Capitol, one of the first things he often tells us is “this is your office, make yourself at home.” We need more leaders like Tim Freeman who understand that they work for the people who elect them. Tim is personable, available and ready to serve all of

his constituents. He’s earned my vote for Douglas County commissioner. Linda Hellenthal Roseburg

Support incumbent county treasurer Experience, integrity and dedication are the hallmarks of a good public servant. Susan Acree, incumbent candidate for the office of Douglas County assessor, qualifies on all counts. She has worked her way through the ranks of that county office, was elected to the post and has served honorably. She has earned the confidence of her constituents, deserves to be reelected and will have my vote. Ada Duncan Roseburg

City is irresponsible to incur more debt Have you given any thought to what has been happening to us as a community? Of course it depends on

your station in life, but living in Reedsport is becoming more challenging each day. If you exist on a fixed income the city of Reedsport appears to want to make life even more challenging. Already guilty of overspending, they now seek a way to get that ball rolling again. Unless you choose to relocate, your indebtedness will increase with the extending of Reedsport debt financing to a 30-year period. Unless you want to hurry a community collapse, you should vote no on Measure 10-133! One common thought about community debt is that community growth will distribute that debt to a larger group, thereby making it more compatible. What do you see as the possibility that this might happen in Reedsport? We are not a growing community. Unchecked spending for the sewage treatment was a signal to some to vote with their feet and they are no longer with us. Some councilors who voted this debt upon us have

also left the community. Currently the unoccupied homes in Reedsport number more than at any time in community history. When community debt is increased to an unsustainable level, community life often changes and not for the better. Business opportunity falls off when disposable income becomes scarce. Business closures become a regular occurrence. The state of Oregon is required by law to operate with a balanced budget. The increase of community debt is caused by those we elect to manage government. Of course they are encouraged by state and federal agencies to accept this unsustainable community debt. In the present case, local government gives you the option to approve increasing community debt. Will you really vote to accept unsustainable debt? Do not vote to increase community debt! Join those who choose to vote no on Measure 10-133. Mervyn Cloe Reedsport

UCC opens veterans center BY JOHN MCDONALD

Community College. An official ribbon cutting and color guard dedication I want to start out by starts at 11:30 a.m. The thanking everyone for the UCC Student Veterans fantastic response to my Center is in the Educational inaugural column, which Skills Building. was picked up by three Denny Cortez, who grew weekly papers in Douglas up in Douglas County, is an County. I also want to thank employment case manager the editors of The Umpqua with the Joint Transition Post, Douglas Assistance proCounty Mail and the gram. Denny told DOUGLAS Douglas County me, “The UCC COUNTY News for sharing Veterans Center is a VETERANS’ great place for vetnews important to VIEWPOINT our veterans, their erans to get away friends and families. from the rest of the Thursday, April 17, feacampus, bond with other tures two events in the veterans, get help with Roseburg area. homework, or just decomThe first is the grand press.” opening of the Student Also on April 17, the VA Veterans Center at Umpqua Roseburg Healthcare Guest contributor

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System hosts a Quarterly Remembrance Service at noon in the VA Campus Chapel (building 16) to honor departed veterans, employees and volunteers. The public is invited to attend. For more information: The Roseburg VA is at 541-440-1000, extension 44721. Linda Mooney from the Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, alerted me to a series of Northwest Town Hall meetings, titled “The Faces of Agent Orange.” The Town Halls are being presented by Oregon and Washington state councils and chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America with events scheduled in Seattle, Salem, Lebanon and Roseburg. Roseburg’s Town Hall starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in the Community Hall Building. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 541-8177646. Linda shared with me, “This event will give people an idea of what some of our veterans and their families are going through and why our chapter is so passionate about this program.” I look forward to thanking Linda personally when I drop by an upcoming monthly meeting of the AVVA Chapter 805. They gather at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at the China Palace, 968 NE Stephens, in Roseburg.

Finally, the Veterans Service Office asked me to share updates about their outreach efforts in Douglas County. Monthly outreach is already underway in Reedsport and Canyonville with plans to extend this service into Glendale, the UCC Veterans Center, and the VA Hospital in Roseburg. The VSO recently received a grant from the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to hire a new staff member for up to 28 hours a week. A VSO staff member is in Reedsport on the third Wednesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse Annex, 680 Fir Ave. They are in Canyonville on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Canyonville DHS Annex located in the Pioneer Plaza shopping center. God bless our veterans and God bless America. If you have questions or have more information to share with Douglas County veterans, please email me at or call me at 541-580-6178. John McDonald is a combat veteran with more than 15 years of military service. He currently serves in the Oregon National Guard. John is a member of the Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee, the Patrick W. Kelley VFW Post 2468 and the Earle B. Stewart American Legion Post 16.

Publication notes rebirth of rail line It’s not often that we hear a story about a derelict rail line that, two years later, is back in operation, and three years after that is doing a brisk and growing business. That’s the story of the Coos Bay Rail Link as told in this month’s issue of Railway Age, the go-to publication of the rail industry. Railway Age recently named CBRL as their Short Line of the Year. Much has happened since the International Port of Coos Bay took ownership of the line in 2009, and began restoring the track, tunnels and bridges to operating condition. In 2011, the Port hired AGR Transportation Services, from Eugene, to operate the line and continue to manage improvements. AGR has done an outstanding job of professionally operating the line, moving the business toward profitability while stressing customer service. The numbers are impressive. To date, CBRL has received $31 million in grants from federal and state economic development and transportation system support programs to rehabilitate the 134 mile line. Over 94,000 ties and 54,000 tons of gravel were replaced, signals and road crossings were upgraded, and tunnels were rebuilt to get the line open to trains.

Shippers have also actively contributed to the rehab costs. And these shippers are strongly returning to the line. In 2011, the line had two customers; in 2014 the customer roster has grown to 14. Cars carrying product have increased dramatically since 2,480 railcars shipped in 2012. In 2013, 4,845 cars shipped. Cars shipped in 2013 are projected at 7,300. Forest products continue to be the bulk of the shipments. A new siding has just been built west of Eugene. It will facilitate loading rail cars with rocks and logs that are destined for the coastal region and adds a cost-efficient back-haul component to the operation. CBRL is a tremendous success story. It shows what can be accomplished when everyone pulls in the same direction. I salute the strong, focused and courageous partnership between private and public interests that worked very hard to make this happen. To read the article Susan always welcome 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-

Are small birds more important than small kids? JOHN A. CHARLES JR . Cascade Policy Institute

Last year the S&P 500 Index had a total return on investment of 32 percent. That should have been good news for Oregon public schools, which receive twice-yearly checks from an endowment known as the Common School Fund. One of the largest assets of the Fund is the 93,000acre Elliott State Forest, near Coos Bay. Unfortunately, the Elliott did not return 32 percent last year. It did not even return zero percent. The state actually lost $3 million. That is quite a feat of mismanagement for timberland with a value of more than $500 million. The Elliott is governed by the State Land Board, composed of Gov. John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown, and

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. Under their leadership, more than 84 percent of the Elliott has been set aside in no-touch zones to accommodate the alleged needs of a small bird known as the marbled murrelet. Refusing to harvest timber means that schools lose out. There is a better way. A recent study shows that by simply selling or leasing the Elliott, Oregon schools would gain additional revenues of $40 million to $50 million per year, with larger amounts over time. Markets work when we allow them to. It’s time to apply market-based principles to the Elliott State Forest. John A. Charles Jr. is President and CEO of Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization.

How to contact your legislators U.S. Senators Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) 107 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: 202-224-3753 Fax: 202-228-3997 Website: Sen. Ron Wyden (D) 223 Dirkson Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-0001 Phone: 202-224-5244 Fax: 202-228-2717 Website: 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 Website: 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 Email: Website: State Representative — House District 9 Rep. Caddy McKeown (D) 900 Court St. NE, H-376 District office Salem, OR 97301 P.O. Box 1410 Phone: 503-986-1409 Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-6843 Fax: 503-986-1130 Email: Website:

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LOCAL Community Calendar Lions Easter Egg Hunt — 1:30 p.m., Barrone Park, Reedsport. Over 1,000 candy- and treat-filled eggs will be placed for the event. There will be seperate hunts; one of children 2 and under; one for children ages 5 and 6; one for children 6 and 7 and one for children 8, 9 and 10.


April 16 Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg, room 216. ■ American Red Cross blood drive — 1 to 6 p.m., Masonic Temple, 626 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. ■ Friends of the Reedsport Library spring book sale — noon to 4 p.m. The sale will also be held Saturday, April 26 from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a $2 bag sale on Sunday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Library’s Discovery Room, 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. ■ Police officer swearing-in ceremony — 5 p.m., Reedsport Police Department, 146 N. Fourth St., Reedsport. The chief will swear in Terry Lohf. ■ Highland Parent Organization Carnival — 5 to 6 p.m. (dinner), 6 to 8 p.m. (carnival) and 8 p.m. (boat races) ■ Winchester Bay Sanitary District board meeting — 6 p.m., district office, 936 Salmon Harbor Drive, Winchester Bay; regular meeting. ■ Dog Control Advisory Board — 6 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Justice Addition, 1036 SE Douglas, Room 210, Roseburg. The agenda includes the appointment of a new board member. ■ Lower Umpqua Parks and Recreation District budget meeting — 6:30 p.m. at the Reedsport Highland Pool, 2605 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. The district will consider the 2014-2015 budget. ■


April 17 ■ Gardiner Sanitary District board — 6:30 p.m., fire hall, 208 Marsh St., Gardiner; regular meeting.


April 18 LUMA Good Friday Community Church Service — moon, Harbor Baptist Church, 715 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. ■ Holy Week Services — 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Gardiner. Tonght will be an evening of quiet prayers and reflection.


April 23 Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg, room 216. ■ Lower Umpqua Hospital District board — noon, main conference room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular meeting. ■

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



April 19 Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 5 — 1 to 3 p.m. with an acoustic circle jam from 3 to 4 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. The featured musician this month is Larry Costa, playing banjo and singing. The public is invited.

Easter Sunday April 20

Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave., room 216, Roseburg; regular meeting. ■ Preschool Story Time — 11 a.m., Reedsport Branch Library, 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. ■ 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. ■

Thursdays Rotary — 11:45 a.m., Bedrock’s Pizza, 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. ■

LUMA Easter Sunrise Service — 7 a.m., Covenant United Methodist Church, 3520 Frontage Road, Reedsport. Pastors Jim Ives and Terry Plotz will be conducting a service that includes traditional Easter songs. ■ Easter service — 8:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Gardiner. The service will begin by placing fresh flowers on a wooden cross. Rev. Peter Fritsch will be at the church to celebrate communion. An Easter coffee hour will follow the services. ■ Reedsport Church of God Easter services — 9:15 a.m., breakfast at Reedsport Community Charter School cafeteria followed at 10:30 a.m. by service at Pacific Auditorium. Everyone welcome. Child care will be provided at the high school for infants though 5 years old. ■

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

Small businesses driving job growth BY SERGIO CISNEROS Oregon Public Broadcasting

with work in the production sector. State economists say every region in the state

saw an increase in the number of job vacancies, but more than half were in the Portland area.

Oregon businesses had 10,000 more job vacancies early this year, than a year ago. The vacancies were mostly at small businesses — those with fewer than 100 employees. Employers not only had more job openings, they also reported having a hard time finding the workers they need. That’s according to a recent survey by the Oregon Employment Department. In January, four unemployed people were competing for each privatesector vacancy. One year ago, the ratio was eight unemployed for every job vacancy. Jessica Nelson is an employment economist. Caring Compassionate 405 Elrod, Coos Bay She says that an employer’s 541-267-4216 Service struggle to find workers Cremation Specialists tends to push wages up because they need to offer more to win the employee they want. “So it’s a bit of a story about the beginning of a turnaround from sort of an employer market to more of a job seeker market,” according to Nelson. To share news or announcements, e-mail the Umpqua Post at Nelson says most of the, call the office at 271-7474, vacancies were for preparfax to 271-2821, or mail to P.O. Box 145, Reedsport, OR 97467. ing and serving food, along

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Learn to use your e-reader Console, have your Adobe The Reedsport Branch Digital ID. For more inforLibrary is inviting all of us mation, call 541-271-3500 to a workshop to learn how or stop by the library. to use “Library2Go” the system for downloading eAccept defeat! books and audiobooks to I love that slogan for the reading devices. new Defeat River Devices, you say? Brewery. In fact, it’s Well, I’m talking WHAT ’S UP so new it isn’t here about a Kindle or yet but it’s coming. Nook, the electronic Local brewers Levi book reader. If you Allen and Trevor don’t have one Frazier are putting you’re missing a lot. the pieces together I know, there’s for Reedsport’s first nothing quite like brewery, which will cracking a real book Nancie be anchored in and feeling it in your beautiful downtown Hammond hands, smelling the Reedsport. ink, and cuddling up But first things first. to a familiar old friend. But Before the taproom doors your modern, sleek, new swing open, the guys are friend has plenty to recomhoping some checkbooks mend, too. will open up and embrace For one thing, it’s lightweight and handy, so it goes the project. Be part of history by making a contribution anywhere easily. You can to the dream! The “crowd adjust the size of the print, funding” effort wraps up on so if you wear readers you April 30, and they’re hoping can forget them and make to see a lot more rolling in the type as large as it needs before then. to be. You can read in the There are all sorts of dark! It lights up from withincentives to get in on the in, so you can read all night ground floor. And you don’t without waking anyone up, need to part with the big or you can plug in the audio and listen with headphones. bucks to be part of the excitement. Any contribuOne thing I really love is tion will be appreciated, but the germ-free factor. Since if you can give $100 or more it’s all contained within the there’s some swag for you Kindle it’s never touched by like a logo pounder glass human hands. I love library that includes a free glass of books but I don’t like the beer every month for the many, many paws that have first year, and it goes up touched every page. I’m from there. pretty sure not everyone’s Check out the website mom had the same rule as and learn more about the mine: Wash your hands project at defeatriverbrewwith soap before and after, or ask for info via reading a book, so you’re email at info@defeatrivernot adding or taking away or call Levi at those filthy fingerprints. 541-974-4966. You can But the best part of the mail a check right this reading devices is the minute to Defeat River instant gratification of Brewery, 473 Fir Ave., downloading a book over Reedsport, OR 97467. the Internet the minute you want it. There’s nothing like Taste Defeat! reading a book review that On April 30, the sounds terrific and having brewmeisters have a special the book on page 1, two party planned for everyone minutes later. who wants to see what all The workshop is all about that instant gratifica- the fuss is about. The free tasting will be at the Marina tion. Learn how to download from the library to bor- Activity Center in Winchester Bay between row books! This is a huge 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. There development, since the one will also be complimentary drawback of the Kindle is snacks featuring Defeat paying for the books you River brews in the ingrediwant to get in your hands ents. This is going to be a within two minutes. fabulous night, so mark Borrowing from the library is not only free, but it’s well, your calendar now! a library, so the choices are endless. You’ll probably find Have lunch with the yourself reading much more sisterhood than you ever did before Calling all PEO sisters — because it’s so handy, and a meal is at hand! A special what’s not great about that? luncheon for members is The workshop is for all ages, taking place May 3 at 11:30 and it’s easy to learn. a.m. at the Red Lion in Coos Be there on Thursday, Bay. May 1, from noon till 2. The club is all about eduYou’ll need to do some prep cation for young women and work before you get there. the scholarships and supBe sure you have a valid port that go along with that library card and the PIN topic. The sisterhood raises that goes with it. Your elecfunds to give girls a leg up on tronic device will need to be a university education and able to access the Internet. the spring fling brings Have an email address set members from all over the up and ready to use. If state to give an update on you’re using a Kindle, have what’s happening. your account PEO members are everyin order, and if you’ll be where! You could be one using Overdrive Media too. Find out more by call-


aith & Fellowship Worship Directory Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 2160 Elm Avenue in Reedsport Sunday Worship Service............................ 10:30 am Sunday School............................................. 11:45 am Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. Pastor Quintin Cundiff  Office: 541-271-2633 Jan-Hill Preschool: 541-271-3936

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.

ing Peggy Dillon at 541-2713964 or email her at

Love your mom And tell the world by making sure she has the basket that says you were raised right hanging on her porch! Yes, it’s time to order those Mothers Day hanging baskets from the Gardiner/Reedsport Lions Club. Each one is only $20, so you could even love your mom a few times over if you hurry to get that order in. The baskets will be delivered May 10 at the high school circle drive, and there won’t be any cash and carry — only preordered baskets can be picked up. Do it now or regret is at your leisure. Call MaryAnn Wells at 541-271-2268 or email her at

Attend an Easter event The Reedsport Foursquare Church is hosting “The Living Logos” on Easter Sunday. The performance by Rod and Jennifer Carlson is an interesting way to communicate bible verses. The couple has memorized an unbelievable amount of the verses and they dress as biblical characters to act them out on stage. The work is delivered in a form of reading letters out loud. The Carlsons will also offer some handy tips on how you can memorize all those verses too. It’s something different, that’s for sure. Indulge your curiosity and your hunger Sunday morning — the church is also serving a complimentary continental type breakfast snack of coffee, rolls and juice. The service begins at 10.

Put all your eggs in one basket What would Easter be without the annual egg hunt sponsored by the GardinerReedsport Lions Club? As many as four generations have enjoyed the 62-year tradition, and this year will continue the fun. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos with kids, so bring a camera and a basket. The bunny has hidden over 1,000 candy and treat eggs at Barrone Park, just waiting for kids up to 10 years to scramble for the goodies. The kids are put in age categories so no one is trampled in the eggstravaganza. The egg hunt takes place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20. Even if you don’t have kids to put in the hunt, it’s worth going just to watch. I love seeing those tiny kids decked out in Easter frocks, swinging those baskets around and looking for eggs. Even the smallest hunters seem to instinctively know what the egg thing is all about, and each one has a tactic for finding the eggs — some are very inventive! Cheap entertainment — in fact it’s absolutely free! Email Nancie at

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


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 Whitman 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 & Youth Director Kristen Zetzsche (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

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Hinsdale FROM PAGE 1

Actual house may be removed later this year meets the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. We roll it with a heavy roller. It packs out really nice. I’m pleased with it and it’s keeping with the nature of Hinsdale Garden as a woodland garden.” The product was recommended by the American Rhododendron Society. It was purchased from Rexius in Eugene. Kelly said they’ve also added a handful of woodland-style benches in pullouts that will also service people in wheelchairs. “There’s a place where they can pull over and take a break and enjoy the view,” he continued. That product and paths should be completed this week. Kelly said they’ve also added four picnic tables to the garden.

“We’ll have those along the river bank,” he said. A proposed footbridge from a small parking area to the garden has yet to be installed. “The contract has been let out,” he said. “Sometime in May, there’s a several week window where the contractor has to come in and put in the micropilings.” Those pilings are stainless steel that will be installed down to bedrock. “Probably in August or September, it’s a separate contract to have a crane come in and move the bridge into place,” Kelly said. “It won’t be open for this year’s events, but it will be in place for next year.” The bridge will, eventually, be tied into the footpaths. And, Kelly continued, this may be the last year to see the Hinsdale House on the property as it may be removed. That house has been closed to viewing, due to several species of bats that have taken it over in the last few years. “We’re still working on that process,” he said. “I can’t

give you a definitive answer right now but, most likely, we will begin taking it down, if not take it down completely.” Kelly said the BLM’s field manager is concerned about safety. “We will be putting in, by the end of this summer, putting in a large bat colony that will be on four posts,” he said. “It will be over by the old barn. That’s to accommodate the bats that are living in the house.”

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Braves boosters raise $20,000 It was a well attended Braves Boosters dinner and auction at the Reedsport Community Center on Saturday. It’s estimated the boosters raised $20,000 to $21,000 for activities at the Reedsport Community Charter School and Highland Elementary. The funds include item and raffle sales, ticket purchases and cash donations.

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Crash towards the river. “The herbicide was all collected,” Wall said. “Really, State Highway 38 the focus of the incident was was closed for the jet fuel — the diesel.” The Region 15 Hazardous several hours Materials Team, based at the herbicide similar to Coos Bay Fire Department, was dispatched to handle the Roundup. Wall said the driver, Todd chemical containment and Sims, wasn’t taken to the cleanup. State police say hospital, and was able to help they’ve also notified the U.S. with the initial cleanup Coast Guard, the Oregon efforts. The passenger, a hel- Department of Fish and icopter pilot named Clay Wildlife and DEQ. Highway 38 was closed Clark, was taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital in for several hours while emerReedsport for treatment of gency personnel were on scene, but had fully reminor injuries. Several of the herbicide opened by 5 p.m. None of the fuel reached barrels fell off the truck, and the fuel leaked downhill the river, Wall said.


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The Reedsport School Board (left to right); Tamara Szalewski, Kerrie Palermo, Patty Laskey, David Young, Jennifer Clark and Kathy Browning. Brian Thornton was not present at the meeting. The board held a special meeting April 8 to discuss what to do after the resignation of Superintendent/Principal Jim Thomas, effective June 30. The board decided to split the position and immediately begin an executive search.

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Superintendent search may cost as much as $10,000 laudable goal of considering making this decision without you in it.” Palermo pointed out she had begun an evaluation process of the superintendent — a process that was stopped when Thomas submitted his resignation. “I specifically set up a process, with the evaluation and ability to have some discussion about Jim’s abilities, his performance so that we

could assess that as part of the decision making of is he still the right guy for job,” Palermo said. Thomas pointed out he resigned to allow the board to make an unbiased decision. He did say he would stay for a year, if asked. “I don’t have any active searches out at this time,” Thomas explained. A motion by Browning to offer Thomas a new contract died because of a lack of a second. Another motion by David Young, setting a 24hour deadline, died on a 3-3 vote. Board members Browning, Young and Tamara Szalewski voted yes.

Board member Brian Thornton was not present. As the board continued discussion on the next steps, Thomas offered a solution. “I know what I’m going to do,” he said. “I’m going to make this easy. I’m going to withdraw because one thing you don’t need to have is a divided board.” “This is something that was, more or less, unexpected,” Young said. “The last thing I want to do is for us not to get along and (we should) move forward.” “It’s not so much the vote of confidence, or not,” Palermo responded. “I just thought that it would provide flexibility in making

that decision.” Patty Laskey moved the board move ahead with the executive search. It was passed on a 5-1 vote, with Browning voting no. That search may cost as much as $10,000. It’s hoped the new superintendent will hire the new principal. The board will meet with Lasher to set the parameters of the superintendent position. The district’s budget committee begins meeting April 30. The regular board meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.

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Ed Miller grabs king salmon out of ice bins to be weighed and boxed up at Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston on Thursday. So far, the 2014 salmon season has been one of the best in years.

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The higher prices will be a boost for Charleston Store staff said Oregon coast salmon were now competing for price with fish from Alaska and the Columbia River. Past seasons had been hyped as potential comebacks for the fishery, but it’s taken years for the fishery to begin to stabilize. Salmon stocks from the Sacramento and Klamath rivers, where the salmon fished on the Oregon coast

spawn, had been depleted since 2005. In 2006 and 2008, federal authorities declared the West Coast salmon fishery a disaster under the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act. Poor catch numbers were also seen along the Southern Oregon coast in 2007. While the high dock prices mean customers will pay slightly more at the counter, Reeves said the salmon fishery’s profits will help benefit a Charleston fishing community long used to poor seasons. “It’s been a blessing for a lot of people,” he said.

By Tim Novotny, The Umpqua Post

Students from Elkton and Reedsport plant tree seedlings during the 69th annual Lower Umpqua Tree Plant. The site was about Workers at Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston sort through freshly caught king salmon Thursday afternoon. 6 miles off of state Highway 38, between Elkton and Scottsburg.

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Area children have been helping with the plant since 1946

surveyed the young workers along the hillsides. (The seedlings) are lifted out of the nursery and we try to keep them in their dormancy until they re planted and then they re ready to grow. The tree plant is made

possible with the help of Roseburg Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, and other private and public partners. The kids also get an extra reward for their labor. The

tree plant was followed by a hot dog lunch at Scottsburg Park. The event is the oldest, continuous tree plant in the United States, with the first tree plant being held in 1946.

SALEM (AP) — State economists say Oregon’s labor market is tightening. Data released Monday show that employers reported 10,000 more job vacancies than they did a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates. The

Oregon Employment Department says the number of unemployed Oregonians also is falling. With more vacancies and fewer jobless workers, there are now four people unemployed for every job vacancy, down from eight a year ago.


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April 2 High Games: D&L 461, M&T 453, Rick’s Rowdies 431. High Series: D&L 1220, M&T 1196, One Plus One 1193. Individual Games: Larry H. 257, Ron S 256, Tom P 239, Debby H 206/204, Ruthie F 193. Individual Series: Brett T 653, Tom P 640, Larry H 637, Debby H 583, Margie F 518, Bonnie T 516. 4th quarter standings: One Plus One 37, TNT 27, D&L 23, M&T 21, Rick’s Rowdies 19, Flower Power 17, First Noel 16.

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April 3 Leading team: Hummers 30-18. Individual high game: Pat 193, Jacky 191, Marge 180. Individual high series: Pat 518, Ruth 493, Martha 244. Splits picked up: Jean 3-10, Shirley 5-7, Kathy m 5-7, Martha 3-10, Dette 3-10, Sandi 5-7-8, CJ 3-6-7, 8-10, Karen 4-5, 3-7-8, Denise 2-7.

Umpqua League April 7 Team standings: Wells Creek Inn No. 1 39-17, Fryer Rock No. 2 32-24, Fryer Rock No. 1 29-27. High team game scratch: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 346, Fryer Rock No. 1 342, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 331. High team series By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post scratch: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 998, Fryer Rock No. 1 972, Lake Marie got a fresh load of 2,000 trout last week through the Oregon Department of Usuns 940. High team game handicap: Wells Creek Inn Fish & Wildlife’s fish stocking program. The new fish came from the Rock Creek Fish No. 1 456, Wells Creek Inn No. 1 452, Wells Creek Inn No. Hatchery. At least one of the fish never got a chance to become the catch of a local angler. 1 445. High team series handicap: Wells Creek Inn No. 1 An osprey swooped down and picked it out of the water right after it was released. ODF&W 1325, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 1295, Usuns 1258. Individual releases trout annually in several lakes and rivers in Douglas, Lane and Coos counties. high game scratch: Margie 195 and 180, Grace 184, Claudette 182. Individual high series scratch: Margie 548, Grace 502, Luci 496, Claudette 481. Individual high game handicap: Carol D 251, Claudette 238, Grace 231. Individual high series handicap: Carol D 704, Luci 652, Claudette 649, Margie 647, Grace 643. Splits picked up: Kathy 5-6 and 5-7. Clean games: Margie 195. 50 Pins THE UMPQUA POST actually out-hit the Irish 6- coming up big in the seventh over average: Carol D 176. 4, but were undone by errors inning. Reedsport’s softball team and passed balls. Tymchuk and McGill Gutter Gussies had a week that included Riddle improved to a per- reached base. Emily April 8 games against the district’s fect 6-0 in league play (11-0 Hutchinson drove in Leading team: Riverside Auto Recycling. High game two lightweights sandTymchuk and then Emily overall) and is averaging team: Pin Pals 2485. High series team: Pin Pals 1816. wiched around a game Lichte had a drive to deep nearly 20 runs per game Individual high game: Martha 175, Ruth 201, Kathy m against the top squad. center to bring in McGill while giving up just 20 for 175. Individual high series: Martha 482, Ruth 561, CJ Reedsport started the with the winning run. the entire season so far. 506, Jean 481. Splits picked up: Mary 5-6, Martha 2-4week by pounding an over“The girls finally stepped Reedsport was the first team 10, 3-10, Ruth 2-5-7, 3-4-6-7, 3-9-10, Anny 9-10, Cora matched Umpqua Valley to hold the Irish to 11 runs or up their game in the seventh 3-10, 5-10, Sandi 5-7, Carm 8-9, Pat 4-5. Christian squad 17-1. inning on offense and I am fewer, though Riddle beat Britney Manicke struck proud of them,” Nelson said. Regis 6-2 on Saturday. Tuesday Swiss out eight batters in the fivePitcher Symphony Things were much better April 8 inning game and didn’t Chamberlain played for the for the Braves in a double4th quarter standings: Reedsport Lanes 82, Discovery allow an earned run. first time in two weeks and header sweep over Crow on Pt. 67.5, Red Birds 63.5, Fred Wahl Marine 60, Pac West Meanwhile, the Braves struck out eight Crow batSaturday at Reedsport. Realty 58.5, Back to the Best 58.5, Davison Auto Parts 51, pounced on the Monarchs ters while allowing seven The Braves dominated Save on Smokes 50.5, Mast Bros 47.5, Sugar Shack 47.5, for 15 runs in the first two hits and three walks. the first game 22-4. Mariah Wagon Wheel Grocery 45.5. High Series Team: Discovery innings. Howell, Lichte and Ruby McGill shut out the Cougars Pt. 2323, Fred Wahl Marine 2239. High individual series: Jessica Howell finished Cardoso also scored runs in the first four innings while Dan R 745, Ron S 640, Machelle D 588, Linda Nichols with three RBIs and Bailey the win. Reedsport built a 22-0 lead. 566. High Game: Tom H 258, Brett T 246, Krystine H Tymchuk drove in two more She struck out nine, walked The Braves improved to 212, LaDonna P 202. Most individual points: Brett T 76.5, runs for Reedsport. As a 3-2 in Class 2A-1A District 2 four and gave up five hits. Dan R. 74, Robert T 72. team, everybody in the lineplay and 5-4 overall. Destany Anderson up scored at least once. Reedsport hosted reached base four times and Sunday Night Mixed Social Unfortunately, offense Oakland in a league game scored three runs. Alex April 13 was hard to come by in an Tuesday (results weren’t Glover and Ashley Wilkes LEADING TEAMS: Odd Balls 39-25, Pica Shiz 34-30, 11-1 loss to league-leading available by press time) and also scored three runs each. Old Hippies 33-31. TEAM high game: Pica Shiz 721, Odd Riddle on Friday. will visit Glide for a non“I was able to get some Balls 696, No Bodies 662. Series: Pica Shiz 2113, Odd The Braves got their run league game Thursday subs in and give some Balls 1961, No Bodies 1865. Game hdcp: Odd Balls 981, in the fourth inning, on an before hosting a league douyounger girls playing time, Dohickey Bowlers 964, Pica Shiz 914. Series hdcp: Odd RBI by Alex Glover. That which was nice,” Nelson said. bleheader against Lowell. Balls 2816, Dohickey Bowlers 2804, Pica Shiz 2692. pulled Reedsport within 4-1, Meanwhile, Reedsport’s The Braves had to rally to Winner of the first half, Old Hippies, and winners of the but the Irish had five runs in win in nightcap 5-4. junior varsity softball team second half, Odd Balls, will roll-off for first place on the bottom of the inning, “I think the girls let it get split a doubleheader with April 20. Everyone will be enjoying sweeper night. MEN four the result of Reedsport Glide last week. McGill to their heads that we had high game: Colin 231 (60 over), Rocky & Big H (63 over) errors, to put the game away. won by so much in the first pitched well in the win, 213, Harvey 210. Carl rolled a 189 (40 over) and Eldon Reedsport coach Jennie while Lichte pitched and game and didn’t think there rolled 182 (28 over). Series: Taylor 561, Big H 544 (94 Nelson said Riddle’s talented would be a match the second Hunter Priest caught in the over), Colin 538. Game hdcp: Colin 295, Big H 288, Carl pitcher Adrian Chandler nightcap — their first one,” Nelson said. “They 265. Series hdcp: Big H 769, Carl 711, Bill 709. WOMEN kept the Braves off-balance. were wrong.” chances at those positions. game: Patty 208 (49 over), LaDonna 180, Micah 170. “We had some hits off “I am proud that they Crow scored two runs the Series: Patty 565 (88 over), LaDonna 514, Gladys 454. her, but couldn’t hit when both stepped up because I first inning and two more Game hdcp: Patty 274, Micah 253, Kathy 252. Series runners were on base,” have to pull Mariah up to the the third, after Reedsport hdcp: Patty 763, Kathy 717, Linda 696. Patty also rolled a Nelson said. varsity team for some of the had tied the game. The 189 clean game! Nelson said the Braves JV games,” Nelson said. Braves trailed 4-3 before

Softball team wins three games

Reedsport’s baseball team is in the early stages of what appears to be a wild playoff chase in Class 2A-1A District 4 after losing to league-leading Umpqua Valley Christian and beating Riddle in a pair of games last week. Through the weekend, UVC was 3-0 while the Braves, North Douglas, Oakland and Yoncalla all were 2-1. Only two of the teams will advance to the playoffs at the end of the regular season. Umpqua Valley Christian shut out the Braves 10-0. Reedsport managed just two hits. “We knew they were good,” Reedsport coach Todd Harrington said. The Braves bounced back well at Riddle, though, building a 9-3 lead behind a big day from Griffin Kaufmann before the Irish rallied to make the final score close. Despite turning his ankle in the bullpen before the game, Kaufmann allowed just three runs and six hits while pitching the first six innings. He also led Reedsport at the plate, with three hits, two runs and two RBIs. Shallon Zehe had two hits for the Braves and Marquece Williams and Haden Sams scored two runs each. The Braves, who improved to 6-4, played Oakland on Tuesday (results weren’t available by press time) and also have games against Glendale on Friday and Lowell on Saturday, both at home, before a big week next week with games at Yoncalla on Tuesday and at home against North Douglas on Friday.

District 4 Baseball UVC North Douglas Oakland Reedsport Yoncalla Glendale Riddle

League W L 3 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 0 3 0 4

Overall W L 8 5 6 1 6 2 6 4 3 1 0 12 2 7

District 2 Softball Riddle Lowell North Douglas Reedsport Yoncalla Oakridge Oakland UVC

League W L 6 0 4 0 3 0 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 5

Overall W L 11 0 7 2 7 1 5 4 3 2 2 5 4 5 0 6

Salmon fishing picks up for commercial boats Lower and Middle Empire weeks. But anglers need to realize OUTDOORS between Lakes. that even when the fishing is good AND MORE Carrie Wilson, possibly my there can be long hours between favorite outdoor writer, is a a bites from these magnificent marine environmental scientist gamefish. who works full-time for the While it is still early for most California Department of Fish and panfish species, bass fishing has Wildlife and also writes question been very good, but inconsistent and answer outdoor columns for on many area lakes, but especially Western Outdoor News (a weekly Tenmile Lakes, where some anglers California-based outdoor newspaare making impressive catches one per) and, an day only to find that they can’t online outdoor blog covering hook a bass the next. As the bass Pete southern Oregon and Northern approach the actual spawning time Heley California. One of the recent quesover the next several weeks, bass tions she attempted to answer was fishing should become more conwhether or not surfperch babies, which are sistent and more shoreline and shallow born alive, often immediately after an adult water oriented. female surfperch has been caught, count as However, the best time to catch a jumbo part of an angler’s daily or possession limit? largemouth this year has already passed. It is definitely a valid question — espeAs for trout plants taking place this week cially when one California angler was seen in local lakes, Loon Lake will receive 1,000 legal rainbows, Carter will receive 300 legals chomping down on some of the baby perch and Cleawox 400 along with 150 16-inchers. that popped out of a recently caught gravid female surfperch. Woahink Lake wll receive 1,000 12-inchers. While it doesn’t seem right that someButterfield Lake and Eel Lake will receive 2,000 and 2,500 legal rainbows, respective- thing two inches long should count as part ly. Six thousand legal rainbows will be even- of a daily surfperch limit (which is 10 in California and 15 in Oregon) the safest thing ly divided between North and South Tenmile Lakes another 6,000 will be divided to do is to put the newly-born surfperch

Commercial salmon anglers are making some good catches with most of the recent reports coming from that area of the Oregon Coast between Charlston and Bandon. As for depth, at least some of the reports mentioned fishing down about 130 feet in 60 fathoms (360 feet) of water. The “Alcor” had a great day and a half of commercial salmon fishing last week. They were fishing a long way west of Newport and the 104 salmon they caught had an average weight of more than 15 pounds, but they sold their fish just after the price dropped. There have been a few reports of good salmon catches out from Winchester Bay, but rough ocean and bar conditions have made it extremely difficult for sport anglers to target the same Chinook salmon the commercial fisherman are. Very few anglers have been targeting spring Chinook salmon in the lower Umpqua River, but perhaps they should. Last year, Keldon Blair of Springfield landed four springers while casting spinners from shore at Half Moon Bay. He landed two of the springers on April 6 and April 7. There are decent numbers of spring Chinook in the Umpqua River above Scottsburg and there has been good numbers of salmon caught in the past two






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504 Homes for Sale 4 BED, 1.5 bath in warm, sunny Coquille. Fully updated and move-in ready. $0 down, low monthly payments w/assumable USDA-RHS loan. Less than renting! $139,000. Rare opportunity, for details e-mail Tom: or call 541-404-9123.

FOR SALE: Coos Bay 3 bdrm 1 bath home on corner lot. Appliances included. New flooring, carpet and kitchen counters plus much more. $124,500. For more info. call 541-297-4750

601 Apartments Licensed Journeyman Electrician

Other Stuff 700



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Rentals 600 We currently have the following opportunity at our Gilchrist, Oregon Operation:

601 Apartments

2 bedroom Reedsport $525 Clean & Quiet. Single Story.W/S/G Paid. Front door parking 541-271-0828

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE Studio Apt. C.B. $395 Lg Studio N.B. $465 2 bedroom C.B. $550 No pets/ no smoking Call for info.

541-297-4834 Willett Investment Properties Coquille: 1 bed 1 bath Apt. $600mo. includes utilities, No pets/smoking. First/last and deposit required. 541-396-1858 FURNISHED 1 bdrm apt. Everything furnished except electricity. $395/month, first/last/deposit. No smoking/pets. Background check & references required. Perfect for seniors. 541-888-3619.

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

70’s Style Hutch glass doors on top. Storage on bottom $175. 3 Glass Top Tables, 1 Coffee, 2 End Tables$25 set. Butcher block on wheel, $20. Floral print couch $100. Small entertainment center $25. Small Dining room table w/2 chairs, $25. Large computer chair, $25. Call 541-260-4398 For Sale: (Broy Hill) Oak China Hutch, Antiques. Singer Treadle, (Waterfall) Dresser and vanity, appliances. Much more! Call 541-366-1252 for information. Loft Bed w/ 541-217-9584




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703 Lawn/Garden 7’ Wishing well, exc. yard decor. 541-888-3648 $75.00 Oregon Duck Planter box, Hardi plank siding. 18”x18”x19”H. $20.00pr/35.00pr 541-888-3648

707 Tools 40 FT. aluminum extension ladder $200. 20’ Stinson light weight plank $250. Cement mixer $100. 541-347-1711.

710 Miscellaneous FREE pick up and Recycle old Printer & Computers in North Bend and Coos Bay. Call 541-294-9107 30 Yards of Dark Blue Upholstery. $50. Call 541-269-9075. 5 gal propane tank, new and full. 541-888-3648 $20.00 Spare tire carrier, fits trailer tonge or rv bumper, w/u-bolts. 541-888-3648 $15.00

Recreation/ Sports 725 734 Misc. Goods GUN SHOW North Bend April 19th and 20th North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway, NB. Buy-Sell-Trade. Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun.10am-3pm. Admission $5.00. 12 and under free. Info 541-347-2120

Market Place 750

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753 Bazaars

802 Cats

911 RV/Motor Homes

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

803 Dogs Garage Sale / Bazaars Good 5 lines - 1 day $12.00

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808 Pet Care Pet Cremation 541-267-3131

914 Travel Trailers

915 Used Cars

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

2006 BMW 3 series. 4 door, Auto, Air, Moon Roof, Stereo, Cruise. Grey w/ Black Leather interior. 86k. $10,995.Nice car! 541-756-5123

916 Used Pick-Ups

801 Birds/Fish

2000 Ford F650 Flatbed Truck, Cumins Engine, 6 Speed, Air Breaks. 26,000 GVWR. $12,800. Call 541-269-5175

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1974 Ford N 600, all tools included $18,000. Call 541-297-5926

1993 CAMPER. Self contained. Bath w/outdoor shower.15ft w/ electric jacks, very clean, $5200 OBO. 541-756-1739

(includes boxing) 6 lines - 3 days $20.00

Pets/Animals 800

912 Service Trucks

AKC German Shepherd “Duke”. Needs a new home, would make an amazing K9/Search & Rescue. Only serious inquires. $1000 call. 541-435-0205


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2004 Montana model 2980 RL 5th Wheel, three slide outs. No smoking or pets, $17,500. Call 541-756-3640

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‘79 CHEVY HALF TON short bed, lowered, new brakes, transmission, shocks, alternator, battery, upholstery. Very good condition. $4,250 541-366-1293.

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TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 7827.20556 Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Betty M. Smelcer, as grantor, to Alliance Title, as trustee, in favor of Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, a subsidiary of IndyMac Bank, F.S.B., as beneficiary, dated 07/21/05, recorded 07/26/05, in the mortgage records of Douglas County, Oregon, as 2005-018469 and subsequently assigned to OneWest Bank, FSB by Assignment recorded as 2014-002384, covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: Beginning at the North-

east corner of Lot 15, Amended Plat of Surprise Valley, a Subdivision in the S.B. Briggs Donation Land Claim No. 45, Township 30 South, Range 5 West of the Willamette Meridian, Douglas County, Oregon; thence Southerly 198.87 feet, along the Easterly line of said lot; thence Westerly 75.0 feet, parallel to the North line of said lot; thence Northerly 198.87 feet, parallel to the Easterly line of said lot; thence Easterly 75.0 feet along the North line of said lot to the point of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 335 Surprise Avenue Myrtle Creek, OR 97457 Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the real property to satisfy the obligations secured by the trust deed and a notice of default has been recorded pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the event of default under the note and deed of trust, pursuant to to Section 9(b)(i) of the Deed of Trust, which provides that, “Lender may require immediate payment in full of all sums secured by this Security Instrument if... The property ceases to be the principal residence of a Borrower for reasons other than death and the Property is not the principal residence of at least one other Borrower.”. Default date of 07/17/2013 and pay the following sums: principal balance of $83,679.31 with accrued interest from 06/17/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: principal balance of $83,679.31 with interest thereon at the note rate of 5.09 percent per annum beginning 06/17/2013; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that the undersigned trustee will on July 3, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 o’clock, A.M. in accord with the standard of time established by ORS 187.110, at the following place: inside the main lobby of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas, in the City of Roseburg, County of Douglas, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by grantor of the trust deed, together with any interest which the grantor or grantor’s successors in interest acquired after the execution of the trust deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that for reinstatement

or payoff quotes requested pursuant to ORS 86.757 and 86.759 must be timely communicated in a written request that complies with that statute addressed to the trustee’s “Urgent Request Desk” either by personal delivery to the trustee’s physical offices (call for address) or by first class, certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the trustee’s post office box address set forth in this notice. Due to potential conflicts with federal law, persons having no record legal or equitable interest in the subject property will only receive information concerning the lender’s estimated or actual bid. Lender bid information is also available at the trustee’s website, Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.753 has the right, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or trust deed, and in addition to paying said sums or tendering the performance necessary to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and trust deed, together with trustee’s and attorney’s fees not exceeding the amounts provided by said ORS 86.753. Requests from persons named in ORS 86.753 for reinstatement quotes received less than six days prior to the date set for the trustee’s sale will be honored only at the discretion of the beneficiary or if required by the terms of the loan documents. In construing this notice, the singular includes the plural, the word “grantor” includes any successor in interest to the grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said trust deed, and the words “trustee” and “beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. For further information, please contact: Breanon Miller Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 425-586-1900 Smelcer, Betty M. (TS# 7827.20556) 1002.264977-File No.

tion regarding the budget process. PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April 16, 2014 (ID-20250167) NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING WINCHESTER BAY SANITARY DISTRICT A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Winchester Bay Sanitary District, County of Douglas, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at the Winchester Bay Fire Hall, 6th & Broadway, Winchester Bay, OR 97467. The meeting will take place on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 2, 2014 from Winchester Bay Sanitary District, 930 Salmon Harbor Drive, Winchester Bay, OR 97467, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The May 8, 2014 meeting is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting to discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. PUBLISHED:Umpqua Post: April 16, and 23, 2014 (ID-20250356) A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower Umpqua Hospital District, County of Douglas, and State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held in the Lower Umpqua Hospital Conference Room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Oregon 97467. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, the 6th of May, 2014 at 12:00 noon. The purpose of the meeting is to receive comment from the public on the budget and to review and approve the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 2nd, 2014 at 600 Ranch Road, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April 16 and 23, 2014 (ID-20250169)

PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April 02, 09, 16 and 23, 2014 (ID- 20249416) A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower Umpqua Hospital District, County of Douglas, and State of Oregon, to discuss the budget process for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held in the Lower Umpqua Hospital Conference Room, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Oregon 97467. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, the 29th of April, 2014 at 9:00 am. The purpose of the meeting is to receive informa-

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