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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF FLORENCE • DUNES CITY • WESTLAKE • MAPLETON • SWISSHOME • DEADWOOD • YACHATS AND ALL POINTS BETWEEN
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Home and Garden Show this weekend
ook for signs of spring at
the 19th Annual Florence
Home and Garden Show
this weekend, March 6 through
8, at Florence Events Center.
and details for this year’s Home
and Garden Show, presented by
Coast Radio and Siuslaw News
and sponsored by Three Rivers
Casino and Resort, Bi-Mart and
Central Lincoln PUD.
Laurel Bay Gardens will
be front and center in
this year’s show with its
large landscape exhibits.
SIUSLAW NEWS FILE PHOTO
Pierson begins interim
position March 9
F RAUD -V ILLE
ACTS HIT THE
STAGE FOR GOOD CAUSE
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Russ Pierson, 57, has been named the
new interim director of Lane Community
College (LCC) Florence Center, begin-
ning March 9.
Kuhar, who was
promoted to inter-
im executive dean
of academic affairs
for Career Techni-
cal, at the college’s
main campus in
Lane Community College in 2010, as a
project coordinator. He was involved in
the construction of the new science lab at
the Florence Center.
Pierson has a master’s degree in lead-
ership and a doctoral degree in global
leadership from George Fox University.
PHOTOS BY CHANTELLE MEYER/SIUSLAW NEWS
Clinic adds two doctors,
more than doubles size in
just over 12 months
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Since Dr. Phillip Taggart first opened
his practice in Florence with McKenzie
Primary Care Associates (MPCA) Dec.
13, 2013, the clinic has added two doc-
tors, Dr. John Egar and Dr. Mildred
Rowley, and grown from 1,360 square
feet to 3,600 square feet.
The clinic’s new location is in the for-
mer U.S. Forest Service building, located
at 4480 Highway 101 North, across from
Les Schwab Tires. The primary care clin-
ic focuses on patients 16 years and older.
In addition to adding two doctors, the
clinic support staff has grown to five.
ix bands sponsored by
entertained audiences Feb.
28 with a variety of classic hits and
new favorites during Fraud-Ville at
Three Rivers Casino and Resort’s
The Grease Monkeys
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
W E D N E S D AY
Library Tidings A5
The fifth annual lip-sync contest, hosted by the
Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County,
generated $22,000 for the club, up $5,000 from
Coast Insurance sponsored the winning band,
The Premiums, who “funked it up” with
Oregon Pacific Bank’s OPB-52s tied for first
place but ultimately placed second after tallying
“buyable” points for their stage-rocking perform-
ance of “Love Shack.”
The Grease Monkeys, sponsored by Tony’s
Garage, won the “Buy a Vote” Award for their
ghost-fighting skills in “Ghostbusters.”
Performers throughout the night wore big hair,
sequins, go-go boots, overalls, robes, grass skirts
and towels while they wooed the judges with
Twinkies, gift baskets, beach balls, confetti and
More photos will be posted
soon in the Photo Gallery online
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
There will be exhibits, indoor and outdoor
booths, demonstrations, samples, giveaways and
Show hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for chil-
dren ages 12 and under. Admission is free from
4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and half-price admis-
sion coupons are available at Bi-Mart.
Readers can find a special section inside
today’s paper that includes a full list of vendors
See special section for full
list of vendors, details