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Reedsport OKs pot dispensary moratorium BY STEVE LINDSLEY Umpqua Post

The Reedsport City Council on Monday voted to approve a moratorium on allowing new medical marijuana dispensaries. The moratorium carried an emergency clause. “The emergency here is, in essence,” Mayor Keith Tymchuk told the council, “the fact that the state legislature has given cities the opportunity, in the most recent session, to set some standards even to establish a moratorium on these medical marijuana facilities, but we have to do so by May 1.”

The moratorium is to give cities and counties a chance to study the issue. The legislature will revisit the moratorium in its 2015 session. Meanwhile, businesses across the state are applying with the state for licenses to open medical marijuana facilities. None have been announced for Reedsport. The legislature gave cities the option of doing nothing, thus allowing the facilities, gave cities the option of setting their own guidelines of where and when the businesses could operate or enacting a one year moratorium.

City Manager Jonathan Wright said many communities are taking a wait-and-see approach of what other communities are doing before deciding how to proceed in the future. “This is a a temporary moratorium,” he told the council. “It’s good for one year, however it can be removed by the council at any point in the moratorium. “At this point, because of the unknowns involved with the Medical Marijuana Act, many communities, including the county ... are invoking these temporary moratoriums just so they can get a

little more time to feel out what is happening.” Mayor Tymchuk said there are more questions than answers and the city should use the one-year moratorium to gather more information. The council was thoughtful on the issue. “I’ve had a couple of conversations just this afternoon,” Councilor Diane Essig said, “with folks that heavily depend on it, just to be able to get around. They’re perfectly happy to go into Coos Bay. They’re treated extremely well, according to them.”

Tymchuk noted the moratorium would not affect current Oregon law on medical marijuana card holders. “Damn,” Councilor Frank Barth exclaimed after hearing the intricacies of the law. “I just don’t think there’s enough information, myself. If we have to move on something like this, I guess we have to. There’s too many ‘what ifs’ there for me.” “I wish the state had given us a little more time to consider,” Tymchuk said. “If we’re going to do something, we have to do it by May 1. The council unanimously approved the moratorium.

Reedsport wave energy project sinks BY DEVAN SCHWARTZ Oregon Public Broadcasting

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

CERT trainees deal with “victims” in a training exercise on Saturday at the Reedsport Community Center. The trainees were going through a scenario where an earthquake destroyed the building. The victims came complete with simulated injuries, including some gruesome ones.

CERT responders drill for emergency scenario Saturday turned out to be a tense day for a group of people ending four weeks of training as Community Emergency Response Team members. Their weekly training, at the Reedsport Community Center, ended with a scenario forcing them into dealing with an earthquake scenario, complete with victims. First, they were drilled by Gail Young on the knowledge they’d received over the previous three weeks. “You are directed to help with the immediate victims” Young read from the test booklet. “A fellow team member asks you get some clean water to wash soiled gloves. You know the supply team is on its way, but could be several hours away. Grabbing a bucket you run to a nearby stream of water. What should you do to sterilize the water for medical use? Most of the people shouted out “A.” “D,” Young corrected. “Mix in eight drops of nonperfumed chlorine bleach per gallon of water and wait for 30 minutes.” There were murmurs among the crowd and

many even corrected Young. “That’s drinking water,” many said. “That’s what they tell us,” Young responded. This, apparently, was a group that took its training seriously. After the test, the training group donned helmets, CERT vests, eye protection and got ready to enter an emergency scenario. The scenario involved a 9.3 earthquake that struck the community center. “You want to go in there, get these people, find out if they’re dead,” Reedsport CERT Leader Dan Loop told both groups. “If they’re alive find out what their injuries are and pull them out.” The floor was divided up with tarps” Green for ambulatory, yellow for non-life-threatening injuries, red for emergency help and black ... that was the morgue. They were instructed to leave dead victims alone.

Plans to deploy Oregon’s first commercial wave energy project have been formally dropped by the company. After spending millions on the project off the coast of Reedsport, Ocean Power Technologies pulled the plug and will focus on another project in Australia. Kevin Watkins, a company representative, said this would have actually been the first such project in the Western Hemisphere but they had trouble securing adequate funds. “In consultation with the Department of Energy, OPT has made the decision to terminate further work on the project and initiate decommission and closeout activities,” Watkins said. This was the only wave energy project planned for Oregon state waters that had even begun the permitting phase, according to Paul Klarin, marine program coordinator with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. The company’s wave energy projects generated national headlines in the run-up to a planned launch in October 2012. But after it

District admits it did not notify all the necessary parties that underwater pipe replaced for several years. “We’ve had MAO (Mutual Agreement and Order) with (Gardiner) for awhile,” said Keith Andersen, western regional administrator for the DEQ. “When it became clear that we weren’t making the kind of progress we were hoping for, we said ‘you know

Two grants for the Gardiner Sanitary District to improve its wastewater system and repair the leaky pipe under the Umpqua River continue to move forward at the SEE CERT, PAGE A6 state level. “There were two different grants,” Becky Bryant, with the Infrastructure Finance Authority, said. “One grant went directly to Gardiner, and that is for the pipe, actually.” That grant is for $500,000. “I have received back and I have what. We need to have a continexecuted the contract,” Bryant gency plan in case this thing really explained. “They got legal counsel goes sideways.’ That contingency documentation that they procured plan was developed, I think, in their engineer in a way that would 2011. Part of the contingency plan cover this project. So, we were able includes various measures for to review their scope of work.” addressing leaks when they occur. Bryant said, once she gives her One of the parts of the continapproval, the engineer, Civil West gency plan is notification.” Engineering Services of Coos Bay, Andersen said, to his knowlcan “get to work.” edge, that plan includes notificaAnother grant is for $2 million. tion of the newspaper. “One of the other pieces of “It includes (the city of) documentation we need is an IGA Reedsport, Douglas County,” he (intergovernmental agreement) said, “it includes the diving combetween the city (of Reedsport) and the district for the treatment. SEE SPILL, PAGE A6 Then there is an IGA between the

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DEQ verifies GSD spill in February The Umpqua Post has verified, with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, a sewer spill into the Umpqua River in February. The spill, estimated at 14,000 to 15,000 gallons came out of the Gardiner Sanitary District pipe underneath the river. That pipe has been subject to leaks for 10 years. The last spill occurred in September, 2013 and was estimated at 45,000 gallons. The Umpqua Post was not notified of the most recent spill at the time it happened. The DEQ has been trying to get

delayed the deployment of its first buoy, the project seemed to be stuck on hold. The larger piece of the muchanticipated project would have placed a flotilla of 100 energy-producing buoys, each the size of a school bus, in the waves off the coast of Reedsport. But that was abandoned in March. This smaller project, made up of 10 smaller buoys, was the last remaining piece. The first buoy designed to gather wave energy remains at the Port of Portland. Jason Busch, executive director of the Oregon Wave Energy Trust, says the company should donate it to them as a farewell gesture. “It’s an amazing piece of equipment and it’s a shame it may never be deployed. At this point, I doubt it will,” Busch said. The company hasn’t released the amount spent on the wave energy project, nor the number of jobs that would have been associated with it, but Busch estimates the investment to be at least $10 million. “They spent a lot of money on that project at Reedsport,” Busch said. “Building that buoy, getting

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county and the district, because of the block grant,” Bryant said. “I delivered IGAs for the county on the 27th, the week of Spring Break. I was down there and I kind of went through them with one of the board members. We are supposed to have both of those documents executed by the end of April.” Bryant said the work could start very soon. “We know that, working with DEQ, it could potentially take four to six months at most,” Bryant said, “for the complete design. It think it’s even less than that. “We know the pipe (project) could move first.” Gardiner Sanitary District has been under pressure from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to fix the leaky pipe under the river for the past 10 years. That pipe has leaked into the river on numerous


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LOCAL Monday, March 31 ■ 12:07 a.m., alarms, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. An officer reported an alarm was sounding. The responsible party was contacted and respond. The alarm had malfunctioned. ■ 4:45 a.m., disturbance, Reedsport police did not give an address on East Railroad, Reedsport. A caller reported the neighbors were causing a disturbance. An officer responded and the parties fled. ■ 9:53 p.m., agency assist, 600 block of Ranch Road, Reedsport. An ambulance crew member requested assistance with a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office case. Assistance was rendered. Tuesday, April 1 ■ 11:44 a.m., animal ordinances, 1700 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a subject would not pick up their dog’s waste in driveway. ■ 12:42 p.m., theft, 100 block of River Bend Road, Reedsport. Caller reported a theft. ■ 7:53 p.m., suspicious circumstances, Reedsport police did not give an address on Fir Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported two males were playing pool in business that has been closed. ■ 10:51 p.m., disturbance, 1500 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported an intoxicated male was causing a disturbance. Wednesday, April 2 ■ 10:32 a.m., alarms, 600 block of Ranch Road, Reedsport. Alarm company reported a fire alarm. ■ 1:49 p.m., public assist, 2100 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller requested assistance. ■ 1:56 p.m., agency assist, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. Douglas County

911 Communications requested assistance for a deputy. Assistance was rendered. ■ 4:41 p.m., harassment/threats, U.S. Highway 101 at Umpqua Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a male was harassing her. ■ 4:47 p.m., theft, 100 block of 16th Street, Reedsport. Caller reported a theft. ■ 6:27 p.m., found property, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. Caller reported seeing a knife driven into the concrete dividers by the train trestle. Thursday, April 3 ■ 12:21 a.m., public assist, 1900 block of Elm Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported receiving threatening texts. ■ 9:09 a.m., animal ordinances, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. Caller reported a small black dog running in the area. ■ 11 a.m., criminal mischief, 2000 block of Fir Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported damage to a window. ■ 11:01 a.m., hit and run, Reedsport police did not give an address in Reedsport. Caller reported damage to his vehicle. ■ 3:48 p.m., animal problems, South 22nd Street and U.S. Highway 101, Reedsport. Caller reported seeing two large dogs. ■ 9:40 p.m., disturbance, 2100 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a disturbance. Lower Umpqua Ambulance was dispatched and responded. Friday, April 4 ■ 11 a.m., public assist, 1400 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Individual requested a welfare check on his son. An officer responded and the son was fine.

■ 5:02 p.m., theft, 1400 block of Hawthorne Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a theft. ■ 5:53 p.m., traffic crash, 1400 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a vehicle struck hers, causing damage. ■ 5:57 p.m., public assist, Highway Avenue at Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a vehicle blocking the corner. ■ 7:15 p.m., disturbance, 2100 block of Winchester Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a disturbance. Saturday, April 5 ■ 8:34 p.m., recovered stolen property, 300 block of N. 14th Street, Reedsport. Officer reports locating a stolen vehicle. Sunday, April 6 ■ 5:10 a.m., disturbance, 1900 block of Cedar Avenue, Reedsport. Douglas County 911 Communications reported a male refused to leave. ■ 11:49 a.m., civil complaints, 1700 block of Ranch Road, Reedsport. Caller requested assistance obtaining property. ■ 12:46 p.m., disturbance, 2100 block of Alder Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported subject breaking property. ■ 12:55 p.m., hit and run, 1400 block of Highway Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported someone ran into his vehicle and left. ■ 2:07 p.m., animal problems, Reedsport police did not give an address on Hawthorne Avenue, Reedsport. Received a report of a female bitten twice by a dog. ■ 4:08 p.m., public assist, Reedsport police did not give an address on Hawthorne Avenue, Reedsport. Caller reported a subject acting strangely, going in the middle of the road and then going into and out of the bushes.

Rotary Club looking for donations The Reedsport Rotary Club is looking for donations for local dental clinics. The club sponsors the free clinics in the Reedsport area. The Family Resource Center processes the applications and Dr. Gerhard Goorhuis, and his assistant, provide the dental care for children and adults. The clinics are typically scheduled in Reedsport three times during the school year. Donations ensure the service will continue. The clinics are supported through tax-deductible donations and grants (when available). Anyone interested in financially supporting the service can send donations to: Reedsport Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Reedsport, OR, 97467. The Reedsport Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

TIDES - Umpqua River Entrance Thursday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 16 HIGH TIDE Date Apr. 10 Apr. 11 Apr. 12 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Apr. 16

A.M. Time 1:46 2:19 2:52 3:24 3:58 4:34 5:16

Ft. 7.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.5 6.2 5.9

P.M. Time 2:29 3:11 3:52 4:34 5:18 6:06 7:01

Ft. 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.9

LOW TIDE Date Apr. 10 Apr. 11 Apr. 12 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 15 Apr. 16

A.M. Time 8:22 9:00 9:38 10:16 10:55 11:38 -

Ft. -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.3 -

P.M. Time 8:24 9:00 9:35 10:11 10:49 11:32 12:25

Ft. 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 0.6

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Benefit auction is April 12 THE UMPQUA POST REEDSPORT — The 2014 Benefit Dinner and Auction supporting athletic activities at Reedsport schools will be held Saturday, April 12, at the Reedsport Community Center. The evening starts with a social hour, no-host bar and bidding on silent auction items at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6, followed by a dessert auction and the live auction. The annual event is the centerpiece of fundraising activities conducted by the Reedsport Braves Boosters Association, and is sponsored by Bedrock’s Restaurants, to help maintain athletic programs at Reedsport schools. “This event is crucial in the Boosters’ efforts to help continue to provide a variety of athletic opportunities for students,” said Joe Zelinski, current board chair of the Boosters’ organization. “There’s no end in sight to the financial crunch faced by schools everywhere, and athletic and activity programs are typically among the first to have funding reduced or eliminated.” Net proceeds of the event benefit the Boosters’ Athletics Endowment Fund, which is used to supplement the Reedsport School District’s funding of athletic programs. This event, now in its 13th year, has also turned into a schoolwide reunion for many

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Winter storms decimated timber standing next to U.S. Highway 101, north of Gardiner. That has forced the Oregon Department of Transportation to partner with the state’s forestry department to remove dangerous trees. Wyeast Forestry Management, based in Hood River, is the contractor on the project.

Highway 101 Logging changes view Drivers who travel between Gardiner and Florence will notice the view has changed. Recent storms knocked down several trees along the route and the Oregon Department of Transportation has decided to remove those trees, numbered from 30 to 50 this winter, and other trees that could pose a hazard down the road. “The logging operation administered by ODOT is located along the Highway 101 right-of-way between milepost 205.5 and 207,” said ODOT spokesman Dan Latham. “The contract calls for cutting all trees out to a distance of 120 feet from the centerline of the highway unless otherwise marked.

The work is nearly complete, and was scheduled for Jan. 27 to April 18.” Crews from Wyeast Forestry Management, based in Hood River, is doing the logging. Latham said the contractor takes ownership of all logs that are cut down and is responsible for the removal of logs. The contractor is also responsible for the removal or disposal of slash. The work is being done through the Oregon Department of Forestry. “The estimated volume of trees removed was 207 mbf (thousand board feet) of Sitka spruce,” Latham said, “151 mbf of Douglas fir, and 53 mbf of western hemlock. There was also a minor

quantity of red alder.” Latham said the tree removal is affecting the view. “We agree that removing the trees has resulted in a less desirable roadside view,” he said, “but we reluctantly came to the conclusion that this work was necessary to protect the traveling public. The original logging operations in this area took place several years ago. The trees that had been located far off the road protected the trees along ODOT right of way, slowing down the wind. When those were removed, the remaining trees near the road became more vulnerable to wind and storms.” He said this year, the roadside trees were hit particularly hard. Losing 30-50 trees

had an effect on the other trees next to the highway. “ That creates very unsafe conditions for the traveling public and ODOT employees trying to keep the road open,” Latham pointed out. “With the increasing number of trees being blown down onto the highway, ODOT felt that the best way to protect the traveling public from falling trees was to remove the danger.” Removing the trees has exposed one particularly ugly clearcut, which caught fire last summer. There are now also views of replanted stands and a view down to the Pacific Ocean ... a view that was difficult when the roadside trees were standing.

Hinsdale Garden announces “Open Day” The Friends of Hinsdale Garden have announced at least one “Open Day” for the iconic gardens east of Reedsport. Sue Martino is president of the group. “The first one will be April 26,” she said. “It’s Earth Day weekend.” Martino said the friends group has been working with the Bureau of Land Management, the owner of Spruce Reach Island, where the gardens and the Hinsdale house are located to have the garden open more days this spring. “We’re hoping to open the garden at least three times this year,” she said. “The next one will be Mother’s Day weekend, which is May 10. The next one would be Memorial Day weekend, May 24.” At the first open Saturday, April 26, the garden will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’ll have transportation from the elk viewing parking area into the garden,” Martino said. Lewis Transportation and the city of Reedsport Dial-ARide will help to transport visitors to the garden. Spruce Reach Island, across state Highway 38 from the Dean’s Creek Elk Viewing Area, is the former estate of O.H. Hinsdale. He planted azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons on the 5-acre site. The garden has been open at least once a year. Last year, more than 450 people came

to the garden on the single open day. The friends group had hoped for more days. Martino said the garden appears to already have plants in bloom. “I was out there the other day and there’s all kinds of things in bloom right now,” she said. “The camellias are usually gone by Mothers Day and they’re all bloomed out. Some of the magnolias are blooming right now. Some of the red and pink rhodies are in bloom right now. They’ll be a lot more in bloom come April 26. “Hinsdale designed the gardens so that there would be a continuous bloom throughout the spring into the summer.” The friends group is getting help from the Lower Umpqua Economic Development Forum. That group, which has agreed to partner with the friends, gave a $225 donation this year to help with expenses of opening the garden for three days. It also took a commitment of local volunteers. “We had sign-ups and we have the volunteers that we need,” Martino said. She said the group this year is arranging all the transportation, which the BLM had done in the past. She said the friends had to find funding for that. And, there might be a new wrinkle. “We’re looking at possibly having some runs coming

from town,” Martino hoped. “We haven’t set up the times and locations yet. Hopefully, at least one or two runs can come from town.” They’re hoping for more visitor opportunities this spring. “We’re hoping,” she said, “by opening it multiple days that some people, who were unable to attend on the one day, they will have a choice and might be able to come another day.” The BLM will still staff the open day on April 26. The agency already maintains the garden, with trimming, weeding and pruning the plants. Martino said they have made

FUNERALS Services held April 3 John McRae, viewing, visitation and service Thursday, April 3, Dunes Memorial Chapel, Reedsport. Private interment April 7, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

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Port of Umpqua Accepting Bids The Port of Umpqua is accepting sealed bids for surplus items: 9 tables and 28 folding chairs, items are sold as is. Items may be seen at the Port offices, 1877 Winchester Ave., Reedsport during office hours and on the Port website Bids will be received on each item separately, on a per item basis. Sealed bids can be dropped off at the Port offices or mailed to P.O. Box 388, Reedsport, OR 97467 clearly marking the envelope with “Sealed Bid”. Identify the number of items you are bidding on. All bids must be received by Monday, April 14 at Noon.

DEATH NOTICE Dorothy Maxine Shinabery — 88, of Reedsport died March 31, 2014, at the home of her son following a brief illness. Private burial will be held April 4, at the Reedsport Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822. James “Allen” Peck — 97, of Reedsport, died March 31, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness. Private cremation rites were held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements pending with Dunes Memorial Chapel, 541-271-2822.

portions of the garden handicapped accessible, although a pedestrian bridge, which was slated to be installed last year, is still not placed. A big change may be coming for the island. “The house may not be there next year,” Marino said. “It is being scheduled for removal.” The house was off-limits for people to go inside last year, since the structure is now the home of at least one colony of bats. Martino said the next meeting for Friends of Hinsdale Garden is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Reedsport Branch Library.

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attendees, bringing together local residents as well as Reedsport alumni who now live outside the area. Dinner tickets are $30 per plate, which includes bidding privileges. Entree options include rosemary chicken, Kansas City beef tips or seafood jumbalaya. Tickets are available at Bedrock’s restaurants,at Reedsport Community Charter School,or via mail. More information,and a printable order form,is available at the event website: Past auction events have included a wide range of items donated by individuals and businesses. This year’s items include a wine rack; a game bat and autographed baseball from former Oregon State standout Andrew Susac, who now plays for the San Francisco Giants; and a round of golf for four at Crosswater. The evening also includes nonauction raffles, games and direct-purchase opportunities. “Our format is unique. It’s much more than an auction,” Zelinski said. “Anyone can come and have a great time, and go home with a really nice item, without spending a lot of money. “We’ve always strived to make this event as much about community as it is about fundraising.” The banquet is scheduled to run until 9 p.m., the Eagles Lodge has arranged for the band Stillwater to play after the event.

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OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support for Tim Freeman I am fourth generation from Douglas County, having been raised in Days Creek and graduating from South Umpqua High School. Over the years I have watched Tim Freeman work hard operating his business, at the Roseburg City Council and as a state representative and have been very impressed with his knowledge of the local issues. Tim not only has a wide range of experience but also has built relationships over the years and has a wide range of contacts at all levels of government. As a commissioner in Jackson County, I understand how very local county government is. It is important for a commissioner to have a good network of relationships. Beyond that, however, it is important for a commissioner to have experience. Tim Freeman not only understands the problems facing Southern Oregon but, more importantly, he has experi-

ence in creating solutions for these problems. We don't need more people to point fingers and say what is wrong — we need leaders who are ready to work hard from day one to help Southern Oregon forward. Tim Freeman is this kind of leader. I wholeheartedly support him in his bid for Douglas County commissioner. John Rachor Central Point

Thanks for supporting fountain Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance wishes to say thanks to those community members who have donated to the Confluence Fountain for 2014. Thank you Noel and Sheri Aasen, Steve and Joan Godin, Judy Miller, Leo and Joy Murphey, Roy and Marlene Swift, Keith and Jennifer Tymchuk, the Reedsport Pharmacy, and the anonymous donor for becoming “Fountaineers.” Keeping the lights on and the water flowing at Reedsport’s Confluence

Fountain is made possible by the generous donations from members of the community. CDABA, the local nonprofit who oversees the fountain, is continuing its annual drive to raise the additional funds needed to maintain the fountain in 2014. Although donations in any amount are encouraged, those community members who donate $100 or more become known as “Fountaineers.” CDABA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your donation is taxdeductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation, make your check payable to CDABA and mail it to P.O. Box 5, Reedsport, OR 97467. CDABA’s federal identification number is 93-1282012. We hope you will decide to help support the Confluence Fountain and make a “splash” in the community. For more information, contact Kathleen Miller at Kathleen Miller Reedsport

the service members of the Armed Forces. Recognized by Billboard Take any highway into Magazine as Country Douglas County and there’s music’s top-selling new a sign to greet you, male artist and top “We Honor new airplay artist in DOUGLAS Veterans” but, more 1997-1998, COUNTY importantly, there VETERANS’ Peterson burst onto are many wonderful the scene with five VIEWPOINT people, resources consecutive and organizations Billboard R&R top helping Douglas County 20 hits between 1997 and veterans. 2001, including three topThis begins a new colfive singles and three numumn that I’ll write twice a ber one music videos. His month to highlight the news wedding standard “From important to our veterans, Here to Eternity” was their families and friends. recently chosen as one of To start, VFW Post 2468 GAC’s top 100 greatest love and Umpqua Community song videos of all time. College are hosting country For 25 years Michael has artist Michael Peterson in a consistently created, benefit concert titled, inspired and entertained “Wave On, Old Glory, Wave millions of people. His On.” The show starts at recent CD release — “We 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April Are Veterans” — not only 19, at Jacoby Auditorium. reveals his marvelous musiWith nine tours to Iraq cal talents but allows listenand Afghanistan, six since ers and concert audiences to December 2010, Michael is gain a glimpse into the heart the 2008 recipient of the of this artist, with distinguished Bob Hope America’s bravest and best “Spirit of Hope” award for — our United States military his service to the nation and service members and their Guest Contributor

families. Tickets are $20, $15 in advance; $10 for children ages 12 and under and UCC students. Funds raised from the concert will go to the VFW Remembrance Wall and the Veterans Relief Fund. Call the VFW at 541672-9716 for tickets. Mark your calendar now for the Oregon World War II Memorial Dedication Ceremony on the grounds of the State Capitol in Salem on Friday, June 6. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson State Park. Attendees will be entertained by the 234th Army Band of the Oregon National Guard and seated by members of the Young Marines from several detachments in Oregon. A reception will follow in the Galleria in the State Capitol. And, finally, the Douglas County Veterans Service Office is changing its walkin hours to 1-4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Short appointments and quick issues will be handled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Higher education comes in all varieties level in Oregon, their choicThey entered kinderes illustrate the variety garten together at Highland available to our students Elementary School almost beyond high 14 years ago; in the school: Madison is fall of 2000, three SCHOOL attending little girls with quirky personalities, MATTERS Southwestern Oregon strong opinions and Community pearly baby teeth. College and living Through their years with her grandparin the Reedsport ents in Reedsport; School District they Taylor goes to learned to read and Oregon State write, played some University in fierce T-ball, and Corvallis; and Lara splashed and KRISTEN attends Willamette screamed at innumerable swimming ZETZSCHE University, a private liberal arts college pool birthday parin Salem. ties. They played I used their recent spring volleyball together for six break as an opportunity to years, rounding off their compare their experiences high school careers by placing third at the state tourna- during their first several months in college. ment. Along the way, one Lara, a biochemistry spent a year in Germany, major, explains that the another a semester in Italy biggest challenge for her as and the third became a state-level golfer. And final- she transitioned to college was adapting to the converly, in June of 2013, Madison sational discussion style of Richardson, Taylor Lewis so many of her classes. “A and Lara Zetzsche earned lot of the students were able their high school diplomas from Reedsport Community to take more rigorous classes in high school with a lot Charter School. of AP or International At that point, however, their paths diverged in fairly Baccalaureate courses that significant ways. Though all require high-level debate and discussion in the classchose to continue their room,” she said. “I just waseducations at the college

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n’t used to that level of dialog.” Still, she said, the most surprising thing for her so far has been to discover that just because students are in college doesn’t mean they’re super intelligent. “Willamette has a really high academic reputation, but there’s a wide range of people and intelligence there just like anywhere,” she explained. Lara especially enjoys the small class sizes at Willamette, where the undergraduate student body is limited to just over 2,000 students. “Classes average about 25 students, but I’ve had as few as 10 people in a class,” she says. “That allows us to ask questions during class if we don’t understand something, and every professor has a minimum of five office hours each week where we can go for extra help or explanation if we need it.” That’s a contrast to Taylor’s experience at Oregon State University, where her health class currently has between 500 and 600 students. Fortunately, though, she said it’s an easy class, “and there are eight teaching assistants walking around all the time who also have office hours and give out their email address if students need help.” The flip side of the large class sizes is the corresponding large variety of classes available to choose from at a larger state university. Taylor is investigating a major in women’s studies with a double minor in photography and Italian or poetry, and she thinks she would like to work for an international nonprofit after she graduates. Taylor says she has adapted well to the academic part of school, though it does require a lot more studying for finals and mid-terms. “The most surprising and challenging thing for me about college is how hard it’s been to make friends,” she says. “That may be because I live in the international dorm, so the students from the different


ed a bill and sent it to insurance. After the initial claim is If you enjoy puzzles or processed and paid, many of you can’t sleep at night, you our patients, especially our may be interested in how Medicare patients, have secyour hospital or clinic bill is ondary insurance. We canprocessed. not bill secondary insurance Health care until Medicare pays billing rules and its portion. That THE CHANGING process may add regulations are FACE complicated, with another 10 to 20 sudden and frequent days. changes. After all insurIf you are lucky ance or government enough to have claims are health insurance processed, the coverage (40 million amount remaining is Americans don’t), the responsibility of you are covered by OF HEALTH you, the patient. CARE Medicare (federal), Statements are sent Medicaid (state) or once a month. Your commercial insurstatement will be ance. Each of these have sent in the next statement very specific requirements mailing. for how we document our We all know that health Veterans needing assistance services and how we prepare care is expensive. The should call 541-440the billing form. We have amount remaining after 4219 to determine whether over 2,000 insurance cominsurance pays, if you are they need a walk-in, short panies on file, although we lucky enough to have coverappointment or long routinely deal with about age, can be beyond what appointment. Located in 125. your monthly budget can the Douglas County After you have received afford. We are painfully Courthouse basement, the your health care services, we aware of that fact. To assist VSO is very knowledgeable begin the process of generlower income patients living about identifying potential ating your hospital or clinic within our district, we offer claims and entitlements to bill. First, we capture your prompt payment discounts which veterans or their medical history and current and we have a financial families are eligible. health issue into our elecassistance program. The God bless our veterans tronic medical record. billing staff can provide the and God bless America. Physicians, nurses and other application and help you If you have questions or health professionals enter complete them. We also have more information to information into your elechave a contract with Health share with Douglas County tronic medical records. At First Financial to finance your bill or the amount veterans, please email me at the same time, our billing remaining after insurance staff enters charges into or call me at 541-580-6178. your billing record. After the for up to 60 months with interest free or discounted John McDonald is a com- record is complete, health information specialists loans. bat veteran with more than enter diagnosis and proceThe overall timeline to 14 years of military service. He currently serves dure codes. The billing staff, process your hospital or using specialized software, clinic bill will generally take as a Judge Advocate in the review the billing record and about 30 to 60 days for the Oregon National Guard. electronic health record to claim to be paid. John is a member of the determine if your billing Occasionally and out of Douglas County Veterans record is complete and the blue, you may receive a Advisory Committee, the bill several months after you Patrick W. Kelley VFW Post accurate. This first phase of the process takes about have received services. This 2468 and the Earle B. seven to 10 days, depending may happen if your medical Stewart American Legion on the complexity of your record took longer to comPost 16. medical services. plete or if a payer needed After your hospital or additional information. This clinic bill is generated, it is occurs very infrequently and sent to the payer for prowe strive to keep this from cessing. We take special care happening. If you have not to send a complete and received your bill timely or if countries tend to socialize accurate bill. If the bill is not you get a very late bill, with people from their same prepared in exacting detail, please call our billing countries.” Still, she has no according to the individual department at 541-271regrets about her choice to requirements of the payer, 6384. go to Oregon State because the billing claim is sent back As many of you know, she likes the campus and for revision or denied. If the Dunes Family Health Care college town vibe. A travel claim is accepted, it is recently joined Lower addict, she says she would processed and a notice and Umpqua Hospital District. really like to go a different eventually a payment is sent The change of ownership college each term, so she is out. This stage of the and process of obtaining a exploring one possibility to process takes between 10 new Medicare billing numescape the routine by and 20 days. Obviously, if ber for Dunes has been very studying abroad or at OSU’s the claim is rejected the lengthy. Between August sister school in Hawaii. timing of the process is fur2013 and late March 2014 we The class sizes at ther delayed. were not allowed to submit Southwestern Oregon At the same time we send claims to Medicare for Community College fall your billing claim to the Dunes services. Approval somewhere between Lara’s payer, we send a statement has now been received and and Taylor’s experiences — to you with an amount owed bills are being submitted to Madison’s biology lecture of zero. We do this as an Medicare. We appreciate class had about 40 stuupdate to let our patients your patience during this dents, and she says many of know that we have generattransition. the professors actually give out their personal cell phone numbers and email addresses if anyone needs How to contact your legislators additional help. The biggest U.S. Senators surprise for Madison in Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) transitioning to college life 107 Russell Senate Office Building is the sheer amount of readWashington, DC 20510 ing and the faster pace of Phone: 202-224-3753 the classes, though she says, Fax: 202-228-3997 “Once you’ve adjusted to the amount of new responWebsite: sibility, you establish a routine that allows you to sucSen. Ron Wyden (D) ceed.” 223 Dirkson Senate Office Building Madison’s decision to Washington, DC 20510-0001 attend SWOCC was largely Phone: 202-224-5244 a financial one. “I’ll graduFax: 202-228-2717 ate in two years with my Website: associate degree in broadcasting, and then I can U.S. Representative — Congressional District 4 transfer to the University of Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D) Oregon to continue my House Office Building Rayburn 2134 studies,” she explained. Washington, D.C. 20515-0001 “Sometimes I feel like I Phone: 202-225-6416 missed out on that firstFax: 202-225-0032 year dorm experience, but Website: I’m really happy that I’ll be able to finish my first two years completely debt-free. State Senator — Senate District 5 It was the smart financial Sen. Arnie Roblan (D) move.” 900 Court St. NE, S-417 Both Lara and Taylor talk Salem, OR 97301 wistfully about how much Phone: 503-986-1705 they miss home-cooked Fax: 541-267-5197 meals, a circumstance that Email: Madison won’t yet underWebsite: stand from her enviable lodging so near her grandState Representative — House District 9 mother’s kitchen. But Rep. Caddy McKeown (D) whether well fed or hungry, 900 Court St. NE, H-376 District office all three seem to be finding Salem, OR 97301 P.O. Box 1410 success in the unique colPhone: 503-986-1409 Coos Bay, OR 97420 lege and career paths 541-267-6843 Fax: 503-986-1130 they’re pursuing, and Email: they’re making Reedsport proud. Website:

VFW hosts patriotic benefit concert BY JOHN MCDONALD

Health care billing: Sudoku on steroids LUH Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, April 9,2014 • The Umpqua Post • A5

LOCAL Community Calendar April 9 Wednesday Douglas County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg, room 216. ■ Memorial Day organizing committee — 5 p.m. (note different time), Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. The committee is planning a parade, a veterans dinner, a patriotic concert, and Memorial Day services. The public is welcome. ■ Reedsport Community Charter School board — 6 p.m., Braves Center, Reedsport Community Charter School, 2260 Longwood Drive; regular meeting. ■

April 10

Bay; regular meeting.

April 25 Friday 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.

Monthly events First Monday: Reedsport City Council — 6 p.m. work session, 7 p.m. council meeting, Reedsport City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport.

Second Tuesday: Lower Umpqua Economic Development Forum Board — 7 a.m., Port of Umpqua Annex, 1841 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting.

Thursday Reedsport-Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce — 7:30 a.m., Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting. ■ Candidate forum — 6:30 p.m., Pacific Auditorium, Reedsport Community Charter School, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. Sponsored by the Nonpartisan Candidates Forum Committee. ■ Umpqua Soil and Water Conservation District meeting — 6:30 p.m., district office inside the Port of Umpqua office, 1877 Winchester Ave., suite 100, Reedsport; regular meeting. ■ Reedsport Community Choir — 7 p.m., Reedsport Community Charter School choir room, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport. The choir is rehearsing for the Memorial Day festivities in Reedsport. They need some men with deeper voices! The public is invited. ■

April 11 Friday Spaghetti dinner — 4 to 7 p.m., Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. Dinner is $7 adult, $5 under 12 years old and $20 for family of four or more. All proceeds go to Philip Boe Memorial Park spring clean-up and maintenance. ■

April 12 Saturday Benefit dinner and auction — 6 p.m., Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. A fundraiser for athletics at Reedsport schools is conducted by the Reedsport Braves Boosters Association. Tickets are $30 per plates and are available at Bedrocks restaurants and Reedsport Community Charter School. More information is available at auction. ■

April 15 Tuesday Toastmasters — 7:15 p.m., Reedsport branch library, 395 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. Toastmasters meet on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month.

April 16 Wednesday 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. ■ 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 20142015 budget. ■ 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 ■

Second Wednesday: Reedsport Community Charter School Board — 6 p.m., Braves Center, Reedsport Community Charter School, 2260 Longwood Drive; regular meeting.

Third Wednesday: Reedsport School District Board — 6:30 p.m., Reedsport School District office, 100 Ranch Road; regular meeting. ■ Port of Umpqua Board — 7 p.m., Port of Umpqua annex, 1841 Winchester Ave., Reedsport; regular meeting. ■

Fourth Wednesday: Lower Umpqua Hospital Board — 7:30 a.m., conference room, hospital, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport; regular meeting. ■ Reedsport VFW — 7 p.m., senior center, 460 Winchester Ave.; regular meeting. ■

Second Thursday: Reedsport Chamber — 7:30 a.m. at Reedsport City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport.

First and third Thursday: ■ Gardiner Reedsport Lions Club — 6:30 p.m., Bedrock’s Pizzeria, 2165 Winchester Ave.

Third Thursday: Gardiner Sanitary District — 6:30 p.m. at the Gardiner Fire Hall, 208 Marsh Street. Gardiner.

Fourth Thursday: Reedsport Chamber— 7:30 a.m. at Reedsport City Hall, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport.

First Saturday: Knitting, crocheting and sewing group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at Reedsport Natural Foods, 1891 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. All skill levels are invited. ■ Gardiner Rural Fire Protection District, 10 a.m., Gardiner Fire Hall, 208 Marsh St.; regular meeting. ■

Third Saturday: Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 5 — 1 to 3 p.m. with jam afterward, Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. 541759-3419. ■ Breakfast Feast— 7 to 10 a.m. Winchester Bay Community Center, 635 Broadway Ave., Winchester Bay. Sausage biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and all-you-can-eat pancakes. $6 adults. $4 children. ■

Fourth Saturday: Pancake Breakfast — 7 a.m., Reedsport Masonic Lodge, 626 Winchester Ave., Reedsport.

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Patricia and Einar Warming talk about business at the cash register of their new business. The couple bought Leona’s Restaurant from the long-time owners and officially took over on April 1.

Warmings take over Leona’s Leona’s Restaurant has new owners. Longtime locals Einar and Patricia Warming officially took over the Reedsport favorite April 1. Former owners, Leona and Vern (Merle) Hausmann, retain the Sugar Shack Bakery in downtown Reedsport. “We have known Leona and Merle for (a long time),” Einar Warming said. Einar Warming’s father owned the Umpqua Creamery in Reedsport and the Reedsport Cheese Factory. “He made the first blue cheese in the state of Oregon,” Einar Warming remembered. “We have been here ever since, off and on.” He came back to Oregon after doing some work in Alaska. “I met my wife right here in Leona’s,” he said. “She’s been in the industry for 30some years. She knows it back and forth. It’s always

been her desire to own a restaurant and Merle and Leona were close enough, and had enough faith in us, to take over this. It’s pretty tender for her, after owning it for 25 years. She didn’t want to give it to just anybody, or sell it to anybody. She considers us part of the family.” The Warmings will keep the name, menu and hours for now, though Einar Warming said they have plans to make over the restaurant next winter while making “subtle changes” now. “We are making subtle changes to the menu as we speak,” he said. “We’re working with the cooks and talking to wonderful patrons coming in here, so we will tweak the menu. No sense in breaking something that isn’t broken. We’re a breakfast and lunch establishment ... have been for all these years. We pretty much like what everybody around here likes.”

He said they will shut down for a time this winter to do a makeover of the interior of the restaurant. “How extensive,” Einar Warming said, “it just depends on what the economy allows us to do.” Einar Warming said they did not consider buying the Sugar Shack Bakery. He said, so far, things have been going well at Leona’s Restaurant. “It’s been going very well,” he said. “Reedsport people are very nice and they’re supporting us and we’re just doing the best we can here.” The couple work daily and they have two other employees, for the time being. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. He said they may add more employees as the economy picks up. “We can only afford as much help as the business will allow you,” he said. “I think Leona, in the past,

carried upwards of six, seven employees. If it gets busy enough, we’ll need that, also.” Recently Warming was the park superintendent at the Loon Lake RV park. Patricia Warming was in charge of housekeeping and laundry at the facility. While Patricia Warming has had decades in the restaurant industry, Einar Warming said he is learning as he goes. “This is a whole new world for me,” he said. “I’m used to talking people to death, you know, teaching, working in the woods, put myself through college at the University of Oregon ... heavy construction and number of other entities I’ve done throughout my life. But, have I ever been a cook ... no. Am I subject to learn this? Yes. My wife is the backbone of this place, now.”

Learn all about ’em The candidates. There’s Memorial Celebration an election coming up in Choir. Rehearsals are at 7 May and it’s an important p.m. every Thursday from one for us. The here on out. Some county commisnice deep voices are WHAT ’S UP needed to round out sioner seat is a big one. There are seven the sound. Any candidates in the baritones out there fray and the winner feeling the itch? Or will be making a lot not even a baritone of decisions about but a rich lower what happens here. register anything Think Winchester would be nice. Nancie Bay docks and getCome give it a try, ting our share from you might love it! Hammond the county. Smile! Be at Pacific Auditorium A smile is so much pretthis Thursday, April 10, at tier when it isn’t in pink. I 6:30 for a live introduction think we can all agree that a to the people who want a set of pearly whites is variety of positions includpreferable and keeping the ing two seats for state repones you have means reguresentatives for District 9, lar visits with the dentist. surveyor and assessor. The Rotary Club of There will be a question Reedsport sponsors the and answer period with all Dental Van three times each the candidates in contested races, so prepare according- year, which provides free ly. This is a great opportunity to find out what you really want to know, look them in the eye and get close enough to see their haircuts. Do it! Oh, and please be nice. These people want to represent you, not wrestle you.

Easter roadshow Rise to the occasion on Easter morning by enjoying a free breakfast and Easter service compliments of Church of God. The church is moving the Sunday service over to Pacific Auditorium to accommodate a larger-than-usual crowd, and the school cafeteria will be very handy for that community breakfast. And the famous, fabulous acoustics at the auditorium will be just the thing for the Celebration Handbell Choir. If you haven’t heard that, it’s worth getting up early to see and hear. And you don’t have to get up too early anyway, the breakfast is served from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and the service starts at 10:30 a.m., which is doable for even the sleepiest of bunnies.

Go low! Go back to the Auditorium on Thursday evening to sing with the

care for low income kids and adults. Dr. Gary Goorhuis and his staff do the work, so it’s first rate, in fact, the best money can buy — at no charge. This is a generous gift to the community, and so important because when those teeth are gone, they are gone forever. Having a pain-free and gorgeous grin is priceless! As you can imagine, there is no shortage of patients. But there is a constant shortage of funds. If you can help, please do. Think of a toothache and how much you would pay to make it stop if your child had one. What if you didn’t have insurance or money? You would be hoping and praying that someone had made a donation. It’s even tax deductible. Make donations to Reedsport Rotary


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.

Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Reedsport, OR 97467. For details on making a donation, contact Kathleen Miller at 541-271-2121. Information on scheduling service with the Dental Van will be available soon.

Sale The very best kind because it’s at the library – the more you buy the smarter you get. The Spring Book Sale is legendary for great deals and who doesn’t love a new book? Now think about a big bag of them — heaven! The sale starts on Friday, April 25, at noon, till 4 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. On Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m., it’s the bag sale, my favorite! Just $2 buys a bag o’ books that will keep you reading for months.

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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Anchor off the coast to be removed after whale migration through the permitting process, all the environmental studies that have been done out here.” The Oregon Wave Energy Trust, which is a private nonprofit organization funded by Oregon Lottery dollars, invested around $430,000 in state funds on the project. “This is a disappointment on many fronts there’s

been a lot of efforts and hopes put on that project. It has become, rightly or wrongly, sort of a proxy for the industry,” Busch added. Nevertheless, Busch says Oregon saw a return on its investment in terms of the company’s reinvestment in local businesses. And he says the regulatory processes for future projects could go smoother, with Ocean Power Technologies having already gone through it — though it would still take at least three to five years. The state has adopted zoning rules to allow for

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Replacing pipe under the river will be the first repair occasions. A spill happened in February of this year. A large spill of 45,000 gallons happened in September, 2013. The district, along with Douglas County, were able to negotiate the two grants to conduct repairs from the IFA, a division of the Oregon Business Development Department. Bryant said the $500,000 grant should be sufficient to replace the pipe under the

By Steve Lindsley, The Umpqua Post

Umpqua River. “Yes,” she said, “I know that people have looked at this and said they feel the $500,000 will cover the cost for this particular piece.” The other project will include repair and installation of two pump stations and other piping on the Gardiner side of the river. It’s being done through a Community Development Block Grant. “That will take longer to go through,” Bryant said, “because it’s a different process. It will probably go out for out construction after (the pipe replacement). It has to go through more of a preliminary design and federal environmental


Notification is not part of the mutual agreement order pany that they use to work on the pipe, but it also includes the community of Gardiner and it also includes The Umpqua Post.” Andersen said GSD engineer Ray Davenport admitted to the DEQ he failed to notify the Douglas County

wave and wind energy development at the Reedsport location and elsewhere in its territorial waters off the coast. Even though his company may no longer be leading the charge in West Coast wave energy, Ocean Power Technologies’ Watkins says, “I think it has real value as a future source of generating electricity for this region.” An anchor for the project remains on the ocean floor off the Oregon Coast. The company plans to decommission it this summer after whale migration season ends.

Health Department and the newspaper. Andersen said the contingency plan, which includes notification, is not part of the current MAO. “Since it’s very clear that they need to notify us when they have these things,” Andersen said, “we make sure that we remind them that they have a notification list that they work through.” Andersen said when the underwater pipe is replaced, possibly this fall, there will be a revised MAO.

Students listen as a trainer reads from a test as they get certified for the CERT certificates. The trainees then went through a scenario where an earthquake destroyed a building. It was all part (process) and then they’ll get of a four-week training session for new CERT volunteers. to begin construction.” She said the pump station and system upgrade will probably begin just after the pipe replacement is completed. So far, no money has been delivered. “It’s done on a reimbursement basis,” she explained. “We review all their contracts and, when they get billed, if they have the money they pay for it and send it to us for reimbursement. Otherwise, they would submit to us and we would reimburse them the money to go ahead and pay those contractors.”


“If you find them dead, it’s a crime scene,” Loop explained. Victims who died while being rescued or treated were taken to the morgue. The scenario was complete with one woman who had a severe arm injury and kept wandering off from where rescuers had placed her. Another victim had been impaled with a broomstick. Another had been disemboweled. One had severe injuries, complete with glass shards sticking out of his head, arm and legs. The room was dark. There was debris. There were live Andersen admitted that wires hanging from the ceilthe Gardiner Sanitary ing. The teams were supposed District is not a “permitee.” to turn off the power, identify “We don’t have the kind victims, catalog them, move of leverage that we have with them to a safe place and treat permitted sources, in terms them. of requiring them to make “What did you guys notification” he said. “I think,” Loop asked after the think, in this case, we have exercises. something that should work “Wow,” was the first for the near term. Once we response from the group. get the revised mutual “It was overwhelming,” agreement and order in answered another. place, my understanding is it “Our people got out the might incorporate more of most people they could find,” those notifications more Gail Adamson of Reedsport formally.”

said after the training. “We had a very short time. We didn’t know, ahead of time, what the scenario was going to be.” She thought the intenseness of the scenario was done very well. “It gave a little bit more reality to the situation,” she said. “I think all of us could see the extent of damage and how we could respond, knowing the trauma the victims were going through.” Adamson served as a scribe, cataloging what she was told and what she saw in the moulage area. “It was very intense,” Karen Richardson said. “I don’t even know how to describe it.” She said it served to show trainees what they could face during an emergency. “We studied and you think you know what to expect,” she remembered. “You walk in there and it’s not at all what you expect. She said she told Loop how intense it was. “I told Dan I could do a hundred more of those simulations before I could ever feel like I have a good feel ... or knew what to expect in the future,” she said.

“Walk around the corner and the guy that had the broomstick stuck in his chest.” Richardson said. “I had to catch myself a couple of times. “That’s how real it was. It was really powerful.” “I thought it was really good,” said Roger Hermansen of Winchester Bay. “I think it’s important.” Hermansen said he ended up with the victim who kept wandering off from the moulage area. He had to chase her down several times. “It was a good opportunity to see how organization is something you need to try to learn how to do. When the real thing happens, it’s going to be kind of chaotic unless you get yourself straightened out.” Hermansen said he’ll continue with the CERT program. “I think the community needs to be more involved in it,” he said. After the drill, the rescuers heard from victims about what they observed. Reedsport Police Chief Duane Wisehart came to the community center to pass out certificates and reminded the group how important CERT was to the city.

Bids close on controversial Elliott forest land BY THOMAS MORIARTY The Umpqua Post

COOS BAY — As bids close for a controversial sale of public forest lands, state regulators say critics may have to wait a little while longer to find out who the

lucky winners are. Bidding for the 788-acre East Hakki Ridge parcel, 355-acre Benson Ridge parcel and the 310-acre Adams Ridge One parcel in the Elliott State Forest officially closed on March 28. The lands, which went up

for auction in February, were offered for sale after forestry said they needed to compensate for a harvest shortfall which lowered the value of the Common School Fund, which is fed by timber sales in the Elliott. According to the auction

catalog published by the state’s broker, Realty Marketing Northwest, high bidders were due to be notified by Friday. But the Department of State Lands said they weren’t planning to make a major announcement last

week. “We’re not going to announce it — we’re still looking at the bids and making decision,” said communications manager Julie Curtis on Thursday. Curtis said there may not be a formal announcement

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until the sales are closed, which could take several weeks. By the time an official release is made, the land could be in the hands of its new owners. While there’s no official public listing of bidders, a Eugene-based environmentalist group named several in a letter last month threatening legal injunctions against the high bidders. Among the familiar names listed in Cascadia Wildland’s letter were Georgia Pacific, Lone Rock Timber and Roseburg Forest Products. “There is a strong likelihood that high-value public old-growth forests on the Elliott are being sold off to the timber industry at rock bottom prices as we speak,” said Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildand’s communications manager. “The state must be transparent by informing the public who the high bidders are and the sale price immediately.” The minimum bid for East Hakki Ridge — the most expensive parcel — was listed at $1,820,000. Reporter Thomas Moriarty can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 240, or by email at Follow him on Twitter: @ThomasDMoriarty.

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Southern Coos Hospital Dietary Dept. needs:  1-Full-time Cook  1-Full-time Dishwasher Great work environment, wages, benefits. 541-347-4515 EOE, Vet Pref & Tobacco-Free

Hometown Hardware in Myrtle Point is seeking a paint specialist for a full time position in our store. References pertaining specifically to your expertise in paint will be required. Resumes can be dropped off at our local office located at 323 Spruce St. Myrtle Point. Pay will depend on experience.

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As a sales consultant with The World you will handle an established account list while pursuing new business. You will manage the creation, design and implementation of advertising campaigns as well as identify, create and implement product strategies. You will make multi-media presentations, work with the public and must have a proactive approach to customer service. As part of Lee Enterprises, The World offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/DMV check prior to commencing employment.

Care Giving 225 CITY OF NORTH BEND, STREETS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE WORKER Full-time union position with benefits package. Hourly Rate Range $18.13 - $21.22. Closing date April 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Application, Instruction Letter, and job description available online or at City Hall, 835 California St., North Bend, OR 97459. Questions call 541-756-8500. EOE/AA The Oregon Laborers Apprenticeship Program is looking for new applicants interested in a career in construction. These jobs have excellent starting pay, benefits and free trade-related training. Program orientations are scheduled for Monday, April 7th at 6:00 PM and Tuesday, April 8th at 8:00 AM at the Bay Area Labor Center, 3427 Ash St., North Bend. On the web at and TV Camera Person wanted for volunteer work a few hours a week,. Will train. Must have own transportation and the ability to lift camera equipment. Answer to 541-888-3460.

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

Business 300 302 Business Service DIVORCE $155. Complete preparation. Includes children, custody, support, property and bills division. No court appearances. Divorced in 1-5 weeks possible. 503-772-5295. OCAN

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407 Personals Looking for nephew, “Buddy,” born early in 1955 to Eva probably in Coos County. Please call Dean Brickey, 541-571-5277

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FOUND silver color small ring found at Safeway North Bend parking lot, handicap space on Saturday 4-5-14, call 541-260-6550 to identify.

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

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604 Homes Unfurnished Cute 1 bed plus. Large yard, Garage, W/D hook ups, Fridge, Range, Microwave included. Englewood area. No pets/smoking. $695 1st/last/Dep. &Credit check fee. 541-751-8371

Townhouses in a park like setting. Close to lake, swocc & shopping Stove/Fridge/Drapes. W/D Hook ups W/G pd. 3- Bed $490 3-Bed $530. Apply at 324 Ackerman 541-888-4762

Lakeside 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, $675 mo. Range, Fridge, W/D, Carport plus Storage, Fenced yard 1st last and Deposit. References required. Call 541-759-3368 WANTED: 2 bedroom single level house or duplex.Need a home now, moved in from out of state. Call with any possibilities. 541-808-4114 504 Homes for Sale

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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

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WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 OCAN

Rentals 600 601 Apartments

FULLY FURNISHED IN NB 1Bd, 1B, W/D. Includes Power, water & Sewer. Clean, quite area in town . 541-290-5225 Rent $900. - Dep. $400. 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 3 bdrm House C.B. $850 No pets/ no smoking Call for info.

The Reedsport School District is accepting applications for a varsity wrestling coach, 8th grade boys basketball coach, 8th grade football coach and Rally Advisor for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are available at 100 Ranch Road, Reedsport, OR 97467, RSD website or call 541-271-9103. Open until filled. EOE


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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.


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Apartments: • 2 bed – Inc. WSG – newly renovated $535.00 – No pets • 1 bed – Inc. WSG + on site laundry – $500 + $540 dep.

703 Lawn/Garden Oregon Duck Planters, 18”x18”x19”H. Hardi plank siding $20.00ea/$35.00pr.

704 Musical Instruments Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet Piano for sale. Good condition, family piano. Can help with move if done by mid-April. 541-271-5367. $500 OBO

Gryphon Diamond Bandon Saw. Glass cutting. Good condition. $150. 541-756-5109

710 Miscellaneous

• Studio – Inc. Elec. W + S – $425 + $425 dep.

5 Gal. Propane tank, new & full. 541-888-3648 $18.00

• 2 bed, 1 bath – $575 + $575 dep. No pets Commercial/Retail: • 550 sq.ft. – commercial/retail – $450 call for more info. 1780 Winchester Ave. (Hwy. 101) Reedsport, OR • (541) 271-1081


610 2-4-6 Plexes

Garage Sale April 11 & 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tools, crafts, rocks and equipment. 100 Riverbend No.17

Other Stuff 700 701 Furniture 26ft. Aluminum free standing wheel chair ramp with side rails, deck and hardware. $1900. Electric hospital bed with trapeze and mattress. Like new $1200. 541-572-5974 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


Brother MFC J425dw all in one printer/copier. Like new. Extra ink cartridges. 541-888-3648 $60.00 COMMODORE BX Gimbal compass, new in wooden box. $400. 541-756-5109 Folding crab traps, new. 50’ rope, bouy and bait hook. 541-888-3648 $26.00 each Ron Popeil Rotisserie $35. Call 541-572-5974

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776 Appliances LG Refrigerator /Freezer, 2 drawers, 3 yrs old, Stainless steel. 36in. Width, 69 3 Quarter high, 30 depth. Price was $2769 asking $1350. 541-329-0040. Leave message

Pets/Animals 800 801 Birds/Fish 5 DAYS CLASSIFIED PUBLISHING IS BACK!! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

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SEALY BOX SPRING & MATTRESS $75; trundle bed $75. 541-260-9549

All ads will appear in The World, Bandon Western World, Umpqua Post, The World link, and Smart Mobile. DUNE BUGGY: Street legal, Fiberlass, VW Powered. $2250. Call 541-756-3640

903 Boats Must See! Excellent condition! 1979 Mirrorcraft 16’ Aluminium boat, 25 hp & 6hp Mercury w/ electric trolling motor. Many extras, nice trailer w/ new tires. Motivated seller. $2600, Make offer! 541-221-3145

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728 Camping/Fishing

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2000 Ford Ranger

Buddy II Fish & Dept finder. Portable clamp on type. Like New $50.00 541-294-5635.

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4x4. Sports package, tinted windows, power everything. 178,000 miles. $3950. OBO.

Deep Sea Rod and Tenn Reel. Excellent condition. $125 Call 541-267-7930 Rubber made Ice Chest, 15x32. Excellent condition. $75 Call 541-267-7930

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Black on black Wrangler X, 59,485 miles, 2dr/4wd, Soft Top,Hitch Cargo Carrier included. Runs great, body is in very good condition, back seat folds up for extra cargo space. $15,500. 541-537-0863

802 Cats

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30’ Chevy 454 fuel injected. Sleeps 6 w/ Queen bed. New batteries. Factory air & heat. Excellent condition. 541-266-9134 $7,000.00

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

803 Dogs AKC German Shepherd “Duke”. Needs a new home, would make an amazing K9/Search & Rescue. Only serious inquires. $1000 call. 541-435-0205 LOST: Schnauzer, blind/ deaf lost Coos River Lane Call 541-266-9371 REWARD any information.

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Brand New 16’ RamX Canoe, built in motor mount with paddles. Weight cap. 950lbs. $350. 541-294-5635.

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906 4X4 Two Yakima Lockjaw Bike Racks, attach any roof rack, $65 each or $110 for both. 541-297-8102 obo

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One CORD OF SEASONED Alder $175. Can deliver. 541-756-4455.

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


Lakeside: Multi Family sale. Quality household items, clothing, electronics, small appliances, dishes, and much more! 850 Raechel Rd. Friday and Saturday, 9-4pm.

Waterfront, Cape Arago Hwy, gated, woodsy. Very large, one bedroom, Fireplace, Carport. Includes W/D, Utilities paid. $875 + Deposits, No smoking/pets. Background check. 541-329-0371


901 ATVs

756 Wood/Heating

707 Tools

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Homes: • 3 bed, 2 bath – $750 + $1000 dep. No pets.

754 Garage Sales

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

912 Service Trucks

806 Livestock Beef cows wanted. Bread or cow calf. Mornings or Evenings 541-269-9665

808 Pet Care Pet Cremation 541-267-3131

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

916 Used Pick-Ups ‘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 Northeast 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. PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April 02, 09, 16 and 23, 2014 (ID- 20249416)

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A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Central Lincoln PUD will be held on April 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Depoe Bay City Hall located at 570 SE Shell St. The Board will review Asset Protection, Customer Feedback and Board Compensation from the Board’s Governance Policy, review budget presentations have an Identity Theft Prevention update, review a finalized Strategic Plan and have a presentation on Long Term Facility Planning. The Board will discuss other business as it arises after publication of this notice. PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April

A public meeting of the budget committee of Reedsport School District 105, Douglas County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 will be held at the Reedsport Community Charter School Library, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport, Oregon on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget document and budget message. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 28, 2014 at the Reedsport School District Administrative Offices, 100 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Oregon, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is a public meeting where deliberations of the budget committee will take place, and any person may appear and comment on proposed programs with the budget committee. The second budget committee meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the same time and location. Jim Thomas Superintendent/Budget Officer Reedsport School District 105 PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post- April 09, 2014 (ID-20249853) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS Case No. 11CV4055CC SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JAMES A. KAVALAR; JEFFREY KREBS AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES A. KAVALAR; JAMES E. KAVALAR; MICHAEL H. KAVALAR; DEBRA COOPER; ANN M. BAARTMAN AKA ANN M. KAVALAR; OLD REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY; OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES; AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants. TO THE DEFENDANTS: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JAMES A. KAVALAR AND OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES: In the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filed against you in the above-entitled Court and cause on or before the expiration of 30 days from the date of the first publication of this summons. The date of first publication in this matter is March 19, 2014. If you fail timely to appear and answer, plaintiff will apply to the above-entitled court for the relief prayed for in its complaint. This is a judicial foreclosure of a deed of trust in which the plaintiff requests that the plaintiff be allowed to foreclose your interest in the following described real property: LOT 4, RANCH ROAD ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF REEDSPORT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON Commonly known as: 240 Ranch, Reedsport, Oregon 97467. NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by Green Tree Servicing, LLC, plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claims are stated in the written complaint, a copy of which was filed with the above-entitled Court. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal document called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. This summons is issued pursuant to ORCP 7. RCO LEGAL, P.C. By Alex Gund, OSB #114067 Attorney for Plaintiff 511 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 400 Portland, OR 97205 P: (503) 977-7840 F: (503) 977-7963 PUBLISHED: Umpqua Post - March 19, 26, April 02 and 09, 2014 (ID-20248849) NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Lower Umpqua Parks and Rec. Dist., Douglas Cty., State of Oregon to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2014-15 will be held at Highland Pool, 2605 Longwood Avenue, Reedsport, Or.. The meetings will be held on April 16th at 6:30 p.m.. The proposed budget will be discussed and public comments taken. A copy of the budget will be available at the Highland Pool after April 16. Any questions call 541-271-9222. PUBLISHED: The Umpqua Post - April 9 (ID- 20182577 & 20182590)

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If students ran Reedsport schools ... The Reedsport School Board held a budget listening session March 31 in the Reedsport Community Charter School library. Among those offering suggestions were students from Jennifer Wright’s fifth-grade Highland Elementary class. The suggestions were read to the board by students Elsa Frakes and Jensen Mast. “Our class is going to write about what we think should change in the school,” began a letter to the board. “These are just opinions of our class.” Among the suggestions: P.E. and music. “P.E. is great,” read the letter, “but we need a bit more time with it. It may be nice if we also had an allthe-time P.E. teacher.” Comments are were made about music. “Is it possible to, somehow, bring our music program back?” read the letter. “It also does more than just

teach us music. The beats teach us math and rhythm. One way to bring back music is, maybe, a fundraiser every three months. We could also have a car wash to get the kids involved.” It was clear that students took their class time seriously, but also thought about their stomachs. “I think it would be nice if we had a bit more time to eat,” one student wrote. “Maybe 20 minutes instead of 15 minutes. This would be nice, because even the cold lunchers sometimes don’t have enough time to eat.” There were also comments about the food. “Would it be possible for us to have better food?” another student suggested. “All of the food comes from the same program, so would it be OK for you to switch programs, or let the cooks cook something once in awhile?”

One student tackled a very serious subject. “Another subject is all the bullying around the school,” the student wrote. “A lot of kids probably go home crying because they were teased or got physically hurt. Bullying doesn’t just hurt, physically, it literally breaks them down on the inside. I’m speaking from personal experience.” Other topics the students tackled were “better electronics” in the school, a “real science program” where students could do hands-on experiments, improving the schools playground and more library time. “The library is the thing that people enjoy most about the school,” a student wrote. “We need to have more chapter books. We would like more of a variety of books.” Another student also addressed the need for a full-time librarian. That

could mean more time in the library for students. One student even addressed math. “Math is very important for kids,” the student added to the list. “Maybe the reason our state standards are sort of low is because we don’t have enough math. The same goes for reading.” The kids went so far as to tell the board what they like about the school.

“We are very thankful for the P.E., swimming pool ... it’s so cool we have an actual pool. “There are so many cool things here. We get to tree plant, Tsallila, Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Great Garden. Last, but not least, the people who help in classes.” One student ended the letter with “I hope you take interest is this and think

about looking into it.” Along with Jensen and Elsa, the letter was also signed by Robbie, CJ, James, Jayson Enders, Alex Carson, Junior, Sean, Mick Jones, Tommy, Brock, Christian, Abby, Jacob, Nick, Courtney, Cory, Jesse, Hayley, Zoe, Cheyenne, Quaid, Ashley and Randi.

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Laura Davis, left, and Mark Sayler, right, pose with the winners of the Reedsport Rotary FourWay Speech Contest. Left-to-right, Shania Enfield took second place, Rachel Lacewell took third and Aimee Wood was first. As the winner, Wood will advance to the Rotary area contest in Coos Bay on Wednesday, April 16. As the basis for their speeches, the students used the Rotary’s Four-Way Test: “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

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Cover Oregon is expected to decide this week whether to ditch its problem-plagued website. Sticking with the site’s developer, Oracle, could mean another two years of work and more than $45 million. A report by Deloitte Development lists a dozen different ideas for the website — from letting the feds run it, to staying the course and fixing the current version. The report found that using the federal website would cost up to $6 million and take eight months. And taking a website from one of the states would cost up to $20 million and take nine months. Both options are cheaper and quicker than fixing the website created by Oracle. Cover Oregon could decide on a course of action at its board meeting on

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BOWLING Wednesday Scratch March 26 High games: Rick’s Rowdies 481, TNT 456, Flower Power 449. High series: One Plus One 1228, Flower Power 1194, TNT 1188. Individual games: Rick H 268, Brett T 267, Ron S 258, Ruthie F 201, Debby H 201, Bonnie T 189. Individual series: Brett T 685, Tom F 664, Rick H 643, Debby H 545, Ruthie F 530, Bonnie T 503. 4th quarter standings: One Plus One 28, TNT 20, Flower Power 14, D&L 14, Rick’s Rowdies 12, M&T 12, First Noel 10.


Reedsport’s track and field team had a trio of winMarch 27 ners during the Coquille Leading team: Ocean Pacific 27-17. Individual high game: Twilight Meet on Friday. Pat 242, Sandi P 189, Karen 173. Individual high series: Pat For the boys, Mike 554, Karen 500, Sandi P 473. Splits picked up: Shirley 3-10, Mitchell won the high jump, Corinne 4-5, Kathy M 5-7, Martha 5-6, Sandi P 3-10, CJ 6-7, clearing a season-best 6 feet, Karen 2-7. 2 inches, and also took the long jump by soaring 18-111⁄2. Sunday Night Mixed Social For the girls, Kezia Eunice March 30 won the 200 meters in a time Leading teams: Odd Balls 31-25, Old Hippies & No Bodies of 29.02 seconds. Eunice also 30-26, Pica Shiz & Dohickey Bowlers 27-29. TEAM GAME finished second in the long SCRATCH: Pica Shiz 808, Odd Balls 712, No Bodies 686. jump 13-111⁄2. SERIES SCRATCH: Pica Shiz 2327, no bodies 2008, Crazy Reedsport’s other winner Balls 1875. GAME HDCP: Pica Shiz 1005, Dohickey Bowlers was Bailey LaRouche, who 1003, Odd Balls 999. SERIES HDCP: Pica Shiz 2782, Dohickey took the girls high jump by Bowlers 2808, Old Hippies 2782. INDIVIDUAL MEN GAME clearing 4-7. SCRATCH: Taylor 245 (51 over) & 204, Rocky 237 (44 over) & Reedsport’s girls finished 217, Troy 225 (39 over) & 223. SERIES SCRATCH: Rocky 646 second in the 4x400 relay, (67 over), Troy (82 over), Jerry 625; Jerry rolled games of 211, with the quartet of Eunice, 210 & 204. GAME HDCP: Taylor 276, Chuck & Rocky 269, LaRouche, Cheyenne Troy 264. SERIES HDCP: Troy 754, Rocky 742, Jerry 739. Lindberg and Kaylynn WOMEN GAME SCRATCH: LaDonna 213 (49 over), Micah (35 Hixenbaugh finishing in over) & 202, Patty 192 (33 over). SERIES SCRATCH: Micah 4:51.57. 593 (44 over), LaDonna 586 (94 over), Patty 470. GAME For the boys, Reedsport’s HDCP: Kathy 279, LaDonna 274, Patty 258. SERIES HDCP: 4x100 team of Jacob By Alysha Beck, The Umpqua Post LaDonna 769, Kathy 763, Linda 723. CONVERTED SPLITS: Reedsport’s Ashley Wilkes stretches for the ball as North Bend’s Jasmine Roe runs to first base Langager, Evan Glover, Colin 4-5-7, C J 3-10, Glo 6-8-10. KUDOS go to the following: Samuel Lundquist and during the game Wednesday. The Braves beat the Bulldogs. GAME - DENISE 157 (34 OVER), Linda 144 (26 over), Kathy Hayden Hinshaw placed 141 (54 over & highest game this season), chuck 159 (42 over). sixth in 54.21. Reedsport is scheduled to SERIES: Kathy 349 (88 over), Linda 402 (48 over), Denise 394 compete at Yoncalla this (40 over). AWESOME BOWLING THIS WEEK! April 6 Thursday and Oakridge next Thursday. TEAM STANDINGS: Odd Balls 35, Old Hippies 32, Pica Shiz & No Bodies 30. TEAM game scratch: Pica Shiz 802, Odd get in a game for the junior “Everyone was on their Balls 657, Old Hippies 617. Series scratch: Pica Shiz 2232, Odd THE UMPQUA POST game today,” Howell said. “If varsity team, and the Balls 1869, Old Hippies 1693. Game hdcp: Pica Shiz 996, Reedsport’s softball team you only have strings of hit- younger Reedsport squad Dohickey Bowlers 962, Odd balls 953. Series hdcp: Pica Shiz beat North Bend 15-3 last shined in a 16-0 win over ting, you can’t score and 2814, Dohickey Bowlers 2750, Odd Balls 2727. INDIVIDUAL week, behind a strong offen- then you can’t win.” the Bulldogs. MEN game scratch: Jerry 236, Rocky 231, Harvey 202. Series sive output and good pitchReedsport’s Mariah The win followed a 13-4 scratch: Jerry 601, Rocky 571, Harvey 565. Game hdcp: Jerry ing outing by Britney loss to North Douglas in the McGill struck out 13 of the 273, Big H 263, Rocky 262. Series hdcp: Jerry 756, Chuck 714, league opener for the Braves. 18 batters she faced and also Bill 694. WOMEN game scratch: LaDonna 237 (72 pins over), Manicke. “We got the bats going,” helped power Reedsport’s Reedsport also had a THE UMPQUA POST Patty 192, Glo 168. Series scratch: LaDonna 576 (81 over), offense with two home runs. league game against Patty 484, Glo 442. Game hdcp: LaDonna 297, Patty 258, Glo said Reedsport coach Emily Lichte also had a Umpqua Valley Christian on Bill Lyon took first place 255. Series hdcp: LaDonna 756, Glo 703, candy 695. Converted Jennifer Nelson after the Braves pounded out 15 hits. home run and Lichte and Tuesday (results weren’t for the top players Saturday splits: Glo 4-5-7, Big H 2-7, Mike 5-8-10. Reedsport scored in all but available by press time). Gabby Analco both had two in the annual spring handiUmpqua League the sixth inning and Manicke Reedsport, which was 2-3 hits. cap tournament at Forest overpowered North Bend’s “I am very proud of these Hills Country Club. Dave heading into Tuesday’s March 31 Team standings: Wells Creek Inn No. 1 36-16, Fryer Rock hitters, allowing nine hits and game, visits Riddle on Friday girls and the improvements Clark won for the players striking out four batters. and hosts Crow in a double- they are making every day,” No. 2 32-20, Fryer Rock No. 1 28-24. High team game with higher handicaps. Manicke and Jessica Nelson said. “The energy header Saturday. scratch: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 326, Fryer Rock No. 2 322, Lyon had a net score of 71 Howell each had four hits for that they bring to practice is to win the event for players The date at North Bend Fryer Rock No. 1 314. High team series scratch: Fryer Rock the Braves. paying off on game day.” also allowed the Braves to No. 2 916, Wells Creek Inn No. 2 914, Fryer Rock No. 1 886. with handicaps 0-13, beating High team game handicap: Tie: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 & Greg Carter by three strokes. Wells Creek No. 1 425, Usuns 414, Fryer Rock No. 2 410. Clark had a net score of HIgh team series handicap: Wells Creek Inn No. 2 1211, Wells 76 to win the division for players with handicaps of 14 Creek Inn No. 1 1209, Usuns 1195. Individual high game or higher. That was one shot scratch: Kathy 179 and 175, Luci 170, Claudette 159. better than John Kouba. Individual high series scratch: Kathy 501, Jacky 466, Luci ing on the mound, giving up out Bandon’s first nine hit463. Individual high game handicap: Luci 222, Claudette 215, THE UMPQUA POST Men’s Day ters and finishing with 12 just six hits and allowing a Carol D 214. Individual high series handicap: Jacky 631, Luci Rich McCarty won lowReedsport’s baseball strikeouts overall in the fivesingle unearned run by the 619, Claudette 612. Splits picked up: Kathy 2-7, Claudette 5gross honors with a 78, while team opened league play inning game. Warriors in the bottom of 10 and 9-10, Caryn 3-10 x 2, Grace 3-10 and 4-5-7. Dick Manthe took low-net with a narrow win and then Williams also went 3the sixth. That tied the game Gutter Gussies avenged one of its preseason at 1-all, setting up the drafor-3 at the plate and scored honors with a 67 last week. Spring Handicap losses in a pair of games last matic finish. three runs for Reedsport. April 1 April 5 Reedsport played A few days later, the Leading teams: Riverside Auto Recycling 35-13, Winchester week. Players listed with gross scores in parentheThe Braves edged North error-free baseball behind ses Braves avenged their loss to Bay Market 32-16, Ocean Garden 28-19.5. High game team: 0-13 Handicaps — 1. Bill Lyon, (83) 71; 2. Greg Douglas 2-1 at Drain in their Bandon in a big way, beating Williams, who allowed Ocean Garden 2547. High Series team: Pin Pals 1843. Carter, (87) 74; 3. tie-Joe Margocs (85) and Tracy Class 2A-1A District 4 open- the Tigers 11-1 at Reedsport. just three hits in the con- Williams (86), 75; 5. Richard McCarthy (85) 77; 6. Individual high game: Ruth 202, Sandi 178, Carm 184. Robbie Robison (90) 79. test. Reedsport had plenty of Individual high series: Ruth 547, Denise 500, Sandi 496. Splits er. Reedsport won despite Reedsport was 5-3 overall 14+ Handicaps — 1. Dave Clark (98) 76; 2. John offense, pounding out 11 hits picked up: Cora 5-6-10, Kathy S 3-10, Ruth 2-7, Kathy M 5-6, Kouba (107) 77; 3. Gary Schindele (102) 78; 4. having just three hits on and 1-0 in league heading in the game. 4-5, Sandi 3-10, Sande 4-5-7, Corinne 5-10, Linda 3-9-10. Pete Stock (101) 79; 5. tie-Grady Walker (95) and Dan Roby (97) 81; 7. Jim Thomas (147) 105. offense. But one of them was into Tuesday’s home game “We really hit the ball Men’s Day Wednesday Seniors the game-winner, an infield well tonight,” Reedsport against Umpqua Valley April 3 single by freshman Joe coach Todd Harrington said Christian (results weren’t April 2 Individual Hixenbaugh to score Tyler available by press time). after the win. High Series: Harold 563, Brad 531, Duwayne 505, Gladys Low Gross — Rich McCarty 78, Bill Lyon 84, Tresch. The Braves have nearly all Robbie Robison 87, Tracy Williams 87. Doane continued to hit 470, Jean 467. High Games: Harold 209-179-175, Duwayne Low Net — Dick Manthe 67, Gary Schindele 73, Freshman Wade Doane league games remaining on the ball hard, going 2-for-4 187-163-155, Brad 180-177-174, Jean 176-156, Gladys 170John Kouba 74. had Reedsport’s other two the schedule, starting with a with four RBIs, but the big Team 153-147, Don 165. High Doubles Partners: Jean & Casper trip to Riddle on Friday. Next Low Gross — Rich McCarty and Tim Lewis, 78; 416-378, Don & Brad 414, Gladys & George 397-369, Ervin & hits, continuing a hot streak player of the game was Dick Manthe and Tom Smith, 79. week, they host Oakland on Marquece Williams. Harold 396. Splits Picked Up: Ervin 3-10, Gladys 2-7 & 3-10, at the plate. Low Net — Bill Lyon and Jim Richardson, 63.55; Tracy Williams and John Kouba, 64.55. Meanwhile, Griffin Tuesday and Glendale on The junior transfer Brad 3-10, Duwayne 4-5-7, Jean 5-8-10 & 4-5-7. Harold had Closest to Pin — Rich McCarty (No. 2), Tracy Kaufmann had a great outFriday. pitched brillliantly, striking a clean game of 209. Williams (No. 6).

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Braves beat Bulldogs

Lyon is handicap champion

Reedsport wins league opener

Chinook starting to be caught in Umpqua River Spring Chinook fishing on the Umpqua River showed definite improvement entering last weekend. Bryan Gill of ‘The Umpqua Angler landed a 24 pounder and three other springers were caught the same day (last Thursday) at or near the Low Water Bridge. Gill also landed a 23-pound springer on Friday as well as a two-pound smallmouth bass. Well over 40 people have entered the annual spring Chinook contest sponsored by the Wells Creek Inn — but as of Friday morning (April 4) only one springer had been entered. It seems apparent that there are increasing numbers of salmon in the river and when that translates into more

salmon anglers, the number of salmon caught should greatly increase — as will the on-thewater-conflicts involving disputed fishing spots. Commercial salmon anglers have reported some very impressive salmon catches and some very high wholesale prices for the salmon they are catching. Most of the best catches have taken place between Charleston and Bandon, but there have been a few very good catches made off Winchester Bay and there have been decent or good commercial salmon catches



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scattered farther north along the Oregon coast. Most of the commercial salmon anglers have been fishing farther offshore than the average sport angler. Warmer temperatures and semi-stable weather should increase bass fishing success, both for largemouths in area lakes and smallmouths in the Umpqua River. Many smallmouth anglers don’t realize that this is the best time of the year to catch smallies weighing two pounds, or more. All the trout stocking schedules





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