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Snow falls late Saturday afternoon along Olive Barber Road south of Coos Bay.


News
Woman dies in crash on Highway 101 near Florence

FLORENCE — A woman and her dog were killed and two others were seriously injured following a crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Florence on Saturday morning.

According to a press release from the Oregon State Police, at approximately 11:07 a.m., OSP and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 at milepost 193.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a green 1999 Ford Explorer, operated by Jamie Jones, 52, of Mapleton, was northbound on Highway 101 when the vehicle lost control on the snow and ice-covered roadway, and entered the southbound lane of the highway. The Explorer collided with a white 2015 Isuzu delivery truck, operated by Daniel Crump, 25, of Reedsport, that was southbound on Highway 101.

Crump and his passenger, Nicholas Housego, 32, of Bandon, were transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital with serious injuries.

Jones was transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her companion dog was found deceased at the scene, according to the press release.

Highway 101 was closed for approximately three hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Siuslaw Valley Fire, Western Lane Ambulance, Oregon Department of Transportation and Mast Brother’s Towing.


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Clubs and activities, Feb. 11, 2019

Tuesdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly OR 300 North Bend Every Tuesday 9 a.m., Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark St., North Bend. 541-290-0336

Tai Chi Every Tuesday 10 a.m., Lakeside Senior Center, 915 N. Lake Road, Lakeside. 541-759-3819

Lunch Every Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Coos Bay Senior Activity Center, 886 S Fourth St., Coos Bay. 541-269-2626

Meals Every Tuesday 11:30 a.m., Lakeside Senior Center, 915 N. Lake Road, Lakeside. 541-759-3819

Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club Every Tuesday noon, The Mill Casino-Hotel Sawblade Room, 3201 Tremont, North Bend. 541-759-1056

Diabetes Education Review Class First Tuesday noon, Bay Area Hospital Community Education Building, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-269-8076

Prostate Cancer Support Third Tuesday noon, Kozy Kitchen, 820 Highway 101, Florence. www.ustooflorence.org

10 Cent Bingo Every Tuesday 12:45-2 p.m., North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Lane, North Bend. 541-756-7622

Pinochle Every Tuesday 1 p.m., Lakeside Senior Center, 915 N. Lake Road, Lakeside. 541-759-3819

Project Blessing Community Food Pantry Every Tuesday 1-3 p.m., Project Blessing Food Pantry, 150 S 20th St., Reedsport. 541-271-3928

South Coast Senior Singles Cards & Games Second & Fourth Tuesday 1-4 p.m., Umpqua Bank, 2330 Broadsay, North Bend. 541-267-3760

Armchair Adventure Film Second Tuesday 2 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. www.cooslibraries.org

VFW Post & Auxiliary No. 3182 Meeting Third Tuesday 3 p.m., North Bayside Grange, 67566 North Bay Road, North Bend. 541-888-6556

Kids LEGO Club 3:30-4:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. 541-269-1101

Didgeridoo Club Second Tuesday 4-4:30 p.m., Next to Bay Area Foot Clinic, 2085 Inland Drive Suite A., North Bend. 541-267-5221

Epilepsy Social Group Second Tuesday 4-5 p.m., BAH Community Education Center, 3950 Sherman Ave., North Bend. 541-756-7279

Friends of Mingus Park Second Tuesday 4-5:30 p.m., locations vary. Call 408-499-5156 for location. Advocates for health and safety of waterfowl.

Coloring Circle for Adults Second Tuesday 5 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Supplies provided. www.cooslibraries.org

Myrtlewood A’s Ford Model A Club Third Tuesday 5 p.m., no host dinner with meeting at 6 p.m. Lucky Star Restaurant, 3480 Tremont, North Bend. 541-551-0471

Prostate Cancer Support Second Tuesday 5-7 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, 3996 Highway 101 N., Florence. www.ustooflorence.org

Bandon Library Friends Fourth Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon. www.bandonlff.org

South Coast Community Garden Association Third Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. SoCoastGardens@gmail.com

Human Rights Advocates Coos County Third Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. HumanRightsAdvocatesCC@gmail.com

Myrtle Point Lions Club Bingo Every Tuesday 6 p.m., Myrtle Point Senior Center, 1441 Doborout St., Myrtle Point. 541-260-4432

North Bend Lions Second and Fourth Tuesday 6 p.m., Kozy Kitchen, 2265 Newmark St., North Bend. 541-808-2406

Reedsport Eagles Bingo Every Tuesday 6 p.m., Reedsport Eagles Lodge, 510 Greenwood Ave., Reedsport. 541-271-2037

Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Fourth Tuesday 6 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. 541-267-0740

Aurora Chapter No. 49 R.A.M. Fourth Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, 626 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. No July or August meeting. 541-888-0805

Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m., 884 S Fourth St., Coos Bay. Women's a cappella singing. 541-808-1773

Siuslaw Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society Third Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, 3996 U.S. Highway 101, Florence. No meetings July, August or December. www.siuslawars.org

First Tuesday Talks First Tuesday 6:30 P.M., Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front St., Coos Bay. No talk in July. www.cooshistory.org

Open Mic First Tuesday 6:30 p.m., So It Goes Coffeehouse, 190 Central Ave., Coos Bay. www.soitgoescoffee.com

Coos County Democrats Central Committee Fourth Tuesday 7 p.m., 281 S Broadway, Coos Bay. No December meeting. www.facebook.com/CoosCountyDems

Coquille Valley Elks Every Tuesday 7 p.m., lodge, 54942 Maple Heights Road. 541-572-5367

Far West Lapidary and Gem Society First and Third Tuesday 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 2711 Sherman Ave., North Bend.

Langlois Lions Club Every Tuesday 7 p.m., Lions Club on Floras Lake Loop. 541-348-2507

NA: Surrender to Live Meeting Every Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m., 155 Empire Blvd., Coos Bay. http://coosbayna.org

Tioga Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association Fourth Tuesday 7 p.m., Coos Bay Fire Station Community Room, 450 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. 541-267-2577

The POG NA Every Tuesday 7-8 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 2015 Washington St., Port Orford. http://www.coosbayna.org

Just for Today Group of Narcotics Anonymous Every Tuesday 7-8:30 p.m., Bay Area First Step, 1741 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. http://www.coosbayna.org

Jam Session Every Tuesday 7-11 p.m., Blue Moon Sallon, 871 S Broadway, Coos Bay. 541-297-9370

Doric Chapter No. 53, O.E.S. Second Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, 295 N. Fourth St., Coos Bay. No July or August meeting. 541-888-0805

Gold Coast Men's Chorus Every Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Marshfield High School Choir Room, 10th and Ingersoll, Coos Bay. 541-808-4597

Open Mic Variety Night First Tuesday 7:30-9:30 p.m., SharkBite's Theater, 240 S Broadway, Coos Bay. Open to all ages, music, theatrics, dance etc.


Education
Children must be vaccinated by Exclusion Day or they won't be attending school

SOUTH COAST — If children don’t receive vaccinations before Feb. 20, they will be excluded from school.

In a press release from the Oregon Health Authority this week, the Oregon Immunization program reminded parents that Feb. 20 is School Exclusion Day. This means children won’t be able to attend school or child care starting that day if their records on file show missing immunizations, the release said.

“Under state law, all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities must have up-to-date documentation on their immunizations, or have an exemption,” the release stated.

"This year’s School Exclusion Day reminder has taken on added urgency as the Pacific Northwest confronts the worst preventable measles outbreak in more than two decades," said Stacy de Assis Matthews, school law coordinator in the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, in the release. "Immunizations are the most effective way to stop the spread of measles and other communicable diseases that put children and others at risk."

If by Feb. 20 children don’t have their vaccinations, they will be sent home. Last year, local health departments sent out 24,725 letters to parents and guardians informing them that their children needed immunizations to stay in school or child care, the release said.

In total, 4,349 children were kept out of school or child care until vaccinations were completed or documents updated.

To get vaccinations for children, contact their health care provider or local health department.

“No one can be turned away from a local health department because of the inability to pay for required vaccines,” the release said. “Many pharmacists can immunize children seven and older.”


AP
Springfield Christian teacher gets prison for student rape

EUGENE (AP) — A former Springfield Christian school teacher has been sentenced to less than two years in prison for third-degree rape of a student.

The Register-Guard reports 30-year-old Andrea Baber pleaded guilty with the Douglas County District attorney to six counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and three counts of third-degree rape.

Through her plea deal, 20 additional charges, including sodomy and providing marijuana to a minor, were dismissed.

Barber's 20-month prison sentenced will be followed by two years of supervision.

Court documents say Baber was arrested in December 2017 after the teenage victim's father received an anonymous email about their son and Barber.

Baber worked as a teacher at Logos Christian Academy in Springfield until just before her arrest.


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MEETINGS
Meetings, Feb. 11, 2019

Monday, Feb. 11

North Bend City Council — 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 835 California St., North Bend; work session.

North Bend School District Board — 7 p.m., City Hall, 835 California St., North Bend; regular meeting.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Lakeside Water District — 4 p.m., district office, 1000 N. Lake Road, Lakeside; regular meeting.

Coos Bay City Council — 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay; regular meeting.

Coos Bay City Council and Urban Renewal Agency — 5:45 p.m., City Hall, 500 Central Ave., Coos Bay; joint meeting.

Flora M. Laird Memorial Library Board — 6:30 p.m., 435 Fifth St., Myrtle Point; regular meeting.

South Coast Education Service District — 6 p.m., ESD, 1350 Teakwood Ave., Coos Bay; regular meting, executive session.

North Bend City Council — 7 p.m., City Hall, 835 California St., North Bend; regular meeting.

Wednesday, Fe


News
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High wind warning issued by National Weather Service

SOUTH COAST — The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a high wind warning, upgraded from a high wind watch that was issued earlier today. The high wind warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. 

Winds, expected from the south at 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 to 70 mph are expected late Monday morning through early Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to peak late Monday night into the predawn hours of Tuesday morning. Locations include Harbor, Brookings, Gold Beach, Port Orford and Bandon, as well as the coastal headlands.

Driving may become difficult to even hazardous along and near the coast on and near U.S. Highway 101, especially along elevated and exposed portions of it. Tree damage is also possible, which could cause power outages.

View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD.


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WHAT’S UP
What's up, Feb. 11, 2019

TUESDAY, FEB 12

Armchair Film Adventures: National Geograpic's "Canyonlands" 2 p.m., Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay.

'Conversations with Funders' 2-5 p.m., The Barn, 1200 11th St. SW, Bandon. Participating Cultural Trust's Statewide Partners: Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities, and Oregon State Preservation Office.