Archive for September, 2011

City Manager announces intentions to step down

September 20, 2011 2:53 pm News

There’ll be a change at Florence City Hall by the end of next year.  Florence City Manager Bob Willoughby told elected officials last night he plans on stepping down by the end of 2012.  But, rather than just announce his departure, Willoughby laid out a succession plan.  He recommended the council consider promoting assistant City […]

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DeFazio praises presidential plan

September 20, 2011 2:49 pm News

President Obama made an impassioned address yesterday that called for mutual sacrifice and vowed to veto any bill that cuts big ticket entitlement programs without tax increases. Fourth District Congressman Peter DeFazio praised the comments… and the president’s proposal that would, in his words, “eliminate loopholes” for the richest Americans. Peter DeFazio – “Asking millionaires […]

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Chowder Blues and Brews extended to three days

September 20, 2011 2:44 pm News

The 16th annual Florence Chowder Blues and Brews will once again be a three day festival this year… but not all of it will be at the Florence Events Center.  The FEC will be converted to a Blues Club on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th featuring a lineup of eight different local and […]

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Get your flu shot…

September 20, 2011 2:39 pm News

There are a variety of things you can do to help prevent the spread of colds and flu as the weather turns cooler and people move indoors:  cover your cough and sneeze, wash your hands often, regularly wipe surfaces like counters, door frames and table tops, and stay home when you’re sick. But, Betsy Meredith […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 20, 2011 1:44 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,303 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – The Washington County sheriff’s office says a deputy’s patrol car was struck by a bicycle last night in Aloha. The deputy was making a turn and the bicycle rider hit the front of the patrol car, throwing him over […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 20, 2011 12:45 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,247 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – An Oregon man pressed his luck one too many times and spent the night in a Nebraska detox cell after twice mistaking a police station for a casino and asking authorities for blackjack chips. The 21-year-old man approached the […]

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Beach Cleanup… few but mighty

September 19, 2011 4:35 pm News

The turnout wasn’t as large as usual Saturday for the Fall Oregon Beach Cleanup, but the weather was better than usual. Trisha Wymore – “We had a great day, the weather was wonderful, hardly any wind and lots and lots of sunshine.” Central Oregon Coast Beach Ranger Trisha Wymore with Oregon Parks said there were […]

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Siuslaw schools get mixed news

September 19, 2011 4:33 pm News

Siuslaw School Board members heard a bit of good news this last week.  Siuslaw Superintendent Jeff Davis says it appears that enrollment is up. Jeff Davis — “It’s a good problem to have, but right now it’s problematic because our class sizes are large and we haven’t been able to address those situations until we […]

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Florence residents witness Reno air tragedy

September 19, 2011 2:49 pm News, Uncategorized

Eight spectators died, plus the pilot of a modified World War II era plane, in a crash Friday afternoon at the Reno Air Races.  About 300-yards away from the impact site, two area residents:  Jerry Ward and Florence Mayor Phil Brubaker.  Brubaker, a pilot, said the plane lost a portion of the tail surface. Brubaker […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

September 19, 2011 1:43 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,245 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Triple-A reports the average price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.83 a gallon, down a penny in a week and a dime higher than a month ago. Some metro prices from today’s AAA survey — Portland $3.80, Salem $3.79, […]

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