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Nerd Squad wraps
morning shoot
ATHLETES OF
THE YEAR
SPORTS — B
SCHOOL ZONE — INSIDE
SERVING WESTERN LANE COUNTY SINCE 1890
‘Sprout’
healthy
kids this
summer
Boys and Girls Club
announces summer
day camp schedule
FLORENCE, OREGON
Cable
resigns
from port
board
UNHAPPY
TRAILS
Mixed results after Honeyman’s first meeting about park’s trails
Applicants being
sought by June 30
to fill vacancy
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Boys and Girls Club of
Western Lane County will start
a 10-week summer day camp
program beginning June 15.
The camp will include weekly
field trips to local attractions
such as Sea Lion Caves,
Sandland Adventures and
Heceta Head Lighthouse at no
additional charge.
“This summer’s theme is
‘Sprouting Healthy Kids,’” said
Samantha Gauderman, elemen-
tary program director. “It is
going to be a gardening, grow-
ing theme. This is not just a
daycare. The kids get to come
to a program where they are
having fun. We are doing field
trips, things in the community,
working with gardening. It’s
going to be a fun learning expe-
rience for them.”
The camp will run from 7:45
a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Siuslaw
Elementary School. Breakfast
and lunch will be provided by
Food for Lane County. The
Boys and Girls Club will offer
an additional afternoon snack.
Three Rivers Casino Resort
will provide a bus and driver
for the out-of-town field trips.
“The first field trip of the
summer, June 19, will be
to Sandland Adventures,”
Gauderman explained. “They
are offering sand dune-buggy
rides free of charge to all boys
and girls summer day camp
participants.
“City Lights Cinemas will be
doing three special movie days.
... The kids get to pick the
movie. The last time we did
this, we watched ‘Big Hero 6,’”
she added.
Other field trips to Siuslaw
Valley Fire and Rescue for a
guided tour of the facilities and
vehicles and to Holiday Bowl
for a day of bowling are
planned.
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Within a three-month period,
a second Port of Siuslaw com-
missioner has resigned from his
position this year. In a letter
dated May 26, Jay Cable cited
both personal and business rea-
sons for his resignation, effec-
tive immediately.
Board president Ron Caputo
read the resignation letter sub-
mitted by Cable at the beginning
of Tuesday’s budget meeting.
“I feel that there are aspects of
the port operation that need
immediate improvements, but I
haven’t had the time or the per-
suasion to initiate them,” Cable
wrote. He thanked port commis-
sioners for the opportunity to
serve on the board.
Cable’s four-year position
expires June 30, 2017. The port
will accept applications until
June 30, 2015. The board will
then decide on a replacement
after reviewing all applicants.
Cable is the second port com-
missioner to resign this year. In
March, Bill Fleenor resigned
from the board, citing a potential
business conflict of interest.
David Huntington filled the
vacancy and was subsequently
elected to a four-year term in the
May election.
For more information, call
the port office at 541-997-3426.
PHOTO BY CHANTELLE MEYER/SIUSLAW NEWS
Siuslaw High School track and field students run past the warning sign posted on a popular Honeyman
State Park trail that is no longer part of the official trail system.
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Siuslaw News
A
representative from Honeyman State Park and
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
(OPRD) led a meeting about pedestrian safety
on Wednesday night. The meeting is the first of three
that will evaluate the success, safety and use of trails
making up the current Honeyman trail system in light
of the park’s 2009 master plan.
One trail, however, is no longer included in those plans.
Known to locals as the Social Trail, it is a half-mile seg-
ment linking the east and west sides of Honeyman State
Park. The main problem is that the trail crosses Highway
101 without a marked crossing.
For the more than 35 community members present at
the May 27 meeting held at Siuslaw Public Library, the
Social Trail was a big point of interest.
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PARK 6A
Laurel Bay Gardens celebrates 10-year milestone
Several events planned in June
to honor Florence nursery
or more than 25 years,
Laurel Bay Gardens has
created landscaping solu-
tions for yards in the Florence
area to reflect their customers’
sense of style.
Last year it celebrated its
silver anniversary of being in
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business. This year, staff cele-
brates the 10th anniversary of
the opening of the nursery and
garden center.
Laurel Bay Gardens is plan-
ning several events to mark the
milestone, as well as the 26th
anniversary of its landscaping
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business, located north of
Florence off Highway 101.
The public is invited to the
Florence Area Chamber of
Commerce’s business after
hours and open house at Laurel
Bay Gardens on Thursday,
June 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The event features food and
beverages, prize drawings and
lots of opportunity for net-
working with community busi-
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ness leaders in a festive garden
atmosphere.
Then, for Father’s Day on
Saturday, June 20, Laurel Bay
Gardens hosts its annual open
house from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
offering free hot dogs and soft
drinks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Visitors are invited to
enjoy the floral displays and
get free gardening and land-
scaping advice from our staff
... during our week-long cele-
bration, June 15 to 21. We’ll
also have prize drawings each
day,” says owner Lisa Walter-
Sedlacek.
Over the years, Laurel Bay
Gardens has given much to the
community through contribu-
tions of time and materials for
many civic causes, including
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Cuts made
to balance
port budget
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Port of Siuslaw Commission-
ers Ron Caputo, David
Huntington and Nancy Rickard
met with Port Manager Bob
Forsythe and Administrative
Assistant Dina McClure on May
26 to balance the port’s pro-
posed 2015 fiscal year budget,
which begins July 1.
Commissioner Terry Duman
was out of state, but participated
via speakerphone.
The board previously rejected
two of four rate increase resolu-
tions approved by the budget
committee as part of the port’s
operating budget for the coming
fiscal year, putting the proposed
budget $15,000 in the red. State
law does not allow ports to oper-
ate with a deficit budget.
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