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World-class soprano comes to Florence Events Center Friday
Marie-Josée  Lord, a world-
class, Haitian-born Canadian
soprano, has performed the key
roles in “Porgy and Bess” and
“La Bohème” to great interna-
tional acclaim.
She has performed on radio,
television and at prestigious
venues across North America.
Her intense and flamboyant
personality, and her interna-
tional-caliber performance, will
fill the theater at the Florence
Events Center, 715 Quince St.,
on Friday, Jan. 23.
“Madame Lord is simply
stunning — vocally and visual-
ly — with a personality to
match,” says SEAcoast presi-
dent Ernie Doud. “Even those
for whom opera isn’t at the top
Marie-Josee Lord
of the list, Marie-Josée Lord
will be.
“Her irresistible charisma
and passion for lyrical art have
made her an outstanding guest
for many TV and radio pro-
grams and a headliner for a
number of metropolitan opera
houses across North America,”
he added.
Marie-Josée Lord began her
musical education in Quebec’s
historic capital upon her arrival
from Haiti at age 5. Her adop-
tive parents, high-school sci-
ence teachers, had a piano and
were delighted to see how
much the instrument intrigued
her — and how quickly she
learned. Lord began formal
piano lessons at age 7 and con-
tinued for nearly 10 years, also
learning violin along the way.
90 by 30 volunteer retreat
set for Thursday in Mapleton Awards
Organizing and orientation
efforts for the West Lane 90 by
30 Child Abuse and Prevention
program continue this month
with a volunteer orientation
and leadership retreat on
Thursday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 7
p.m., at Mapleton High School
on East Mapleton Road.
The West Lane 90 by 30
program is exploring ways to
stop child abuse before it
starts. Guests are welcome at
all leadership meetings.
For more information, con-
tact Lynn Anderson at 541-
997-5458 or Jesika Kaczenski
at 503-440-7427.
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“The deputies responded.
They located the man attempt-
ing to kick and paddle his way
across the river, from the
north to the south side. He
was all the way in the water,
with just his shoulders and
head above water,” Hutson
The two deputies first con-
tacted the Benton County
responded, but they were
coming from Sutherland.
Next, they called the U.S.
Coast Guard, but they had a
35-minute estimated time of
“The man had apparently
been in the water between 15
and 20 minutes,” Hutson said.
“Because of the water temper-
ature, it was felt that he was
not going to survive. The
water temperature is pretty
cold that time of the year.”
The two deputies used the
from 1A
Pitcher said, “It was good
police work.”
On Jan. 13, at approximately
1 a.m., the FPD received a
report of an alarm at Bay Street
Grille on Bay Street.
Upon arrival, officers dis-
Family Band; Friday, April 17,
7 p.m., Quartetto Gelato; and
Friday, May 15, 7 p.m., Eugene
Tickets for each show are
$30 per adult and $10 for those
under 18, and are available
online at, at
the FEC box office, or by
phone at 541-997-1994.
Artist profiles, video clips,
and more information on all of
SEAcoast’s shows are available
Association is the largest
provider of talent, event fund-
ing and diversity of entertain-
ment to the FEC. SEAcoast is a
501c3 nonprofit and contribu-
tions are tax-deductible.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies Michael Pitcher and Kody Reavis receive their awards
Dec. 8 at the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Conference. Both are SHS alumni.
Pitcher is the son of Florence
Police Lt. John Pitcher and his
wife Diana.
Sheriff’s Deputy Kody
Reavis is the son of Florence
residents Mark and Sheri
Reavis. Reavis’ grandparents,
Gerald and Donna Reavis, and
great-grandmother Vina Reavis
also reside in Florence.
boat that had been earlier
recovered, went into the river
and reached the man who had
drifted approximately one-
quarter mile down stream
from where they first saw
“They reached him and
dragged him into the boat,”
said Hutson. “A medic met
them when they got back to
shore and transported the man
to the Lower Umpqua
Hospital where he was admit-
ted for treatment of hypother-
mia. He did survive.”
Charges are currently pend-
ing against the suspect,
Donnie Ray Mullanix, 36.
Sheriff’s Deputy Michael
covered that the business had
been broken in to, but did not
locate a trespasser inside the
While conducting this inves-
tigation, officers observed that
the business next door, the
Beachcomber Tavern, had also
been broken in to in a similar
manner. Again no one was
inside the business.
Florence officers
searched the sur-
rounding area and
contacted a male
subject walking on
the Siuslaw River
During this con-
Emily Crystal
Alisha Sue
observed evidence
from the Bay Street
burglaries on the
Officers recov-
ered several items
from the suspect that
were determined to
have been stolen
Jesse Wayne
Brad Michael
from the two Bay
Street burglaries as
Police arrested Jesse Wayne Florence City Jail and later
Ferrel, 38, a transient, for two transported to LCAC.
counts of burglary, two counts
“Burglars are hard to catch,”
of criminal mischief and two said Pitcher. “It was great to
counts of theft.
catch a suspect in the act or
Ferrel was lodged in the right after the act.”
Come and play with us
Teresa Lofy
Q How often should I replace my dentures?
formance. Eventually, the
Montreal Gazette would write,
“… A voice of wonderful depth
and pliability casting a radiant
glow. Her presence is spell-
binding … a very classy singer
with a bright future.” Awards
and record sales followed.
She has performed leading
roles in Puccini’s Turandot
Opera, Suor Angelica, and La
Bohème, Chabrier’s l’Étoile,
Verdi’s Falstaff, and in the
world premiere of the operatic
version of Starmania.
The rest of SEAcoast’s sea-
son promises an exciting vari-
ety of musical styles and cul-
ture: Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.,
Metales M5; Sunday, March
15, 2 p.m., The Voetberg
from 1A
Amanda DeTar
541 999-4285
After studying piano at the
Quebec Conservatory, she
began to see her limitations.
But during a music workshop
for voice, she discovered an art
form that was everything she
had been looking for.
Lord was encouraged by a
friend to take voice lessons.
Just for fun, she agreed. As a
quick learner with a solid foun-
dation in music, she asked her
instructor to push her to work at
an advanced level. The results
speak for themselves.
Lord began studying voice in
1992 as a mezzo-soprano, and
gave her first recital in 1996.
Her career progressed rapidly,
taking on more advanced
instruction and levels of per-
Dentures should be replaced every
5-7 years and relines done every
other year. See you denturist on a
yearly basis for a checkup. This
schedule of care will maintain the
fit of your dentures and catch any
problems before they become
Florence area free TV provider
West Lane Translator, Inc.
WLT, a non-profi t organization, has been providing free, over-the-
air broadcast signals (TV and Radio) for 50 years to the Florence
community. 2014 saw further improvements to our Glenada hill
site and launch of the new non-commercial radio station, KXCR
on 9th Street to serve the Florence community.
Shawn M. Murray
Shawn serving
M. Murray
C.D.T., L.D.
Oregon Coast
for 22 years.
TV broadcasters who make use of
the WLT facilities on Glenada hill
are (as of January 2015):
Fox – KLSR – 51
ABC – KEZI – 35
CBS – KVAL – 40
NBC – KMTR – 43
OPB – KEPB – 32
FM broadcasters include KLFO – 88.1
(KLCC), KWVZ – 91.5 (KWAX), KKNU – 100.9, KODZ – 95.3, KQFE –
92.5, KXCR - 90.7.
The public is invited to attend the meeting on January 21st at
6:30 pm in the Bromley Room at the Siuslaw Library, Florence,
Call for a free evaluation
1647 W.
W. 12th
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Oregon Membership dues are $10 per year or $75 lifetime. Dues
payment or contributions may be mailed to WLT at PO Box 91
Florence, OR 97439
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