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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
Free cooking class to
feature picnic foods
The organizers of the annu-
al Community Health Fair,
held each April at the Florence
Events Center, are hosting
another in a series of free
cooking classes for the com-
“Summer is almost here, so
we're inviting everyone for a
fun evening of cooking and
sampling some of our favorite
picnic dishes,” says organizer
Linda Lydick. “We will feature
tasty meatless burgers, sum-
mer salads and delicious
Local law enforcement trains Siuslaw School District during in-service day
“Our recipes will be heart-
healthy, diabetic-friendly and
The event is Sunday, June
14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at
the Florence Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 4445 High-
Seating will be limited.
For more information, or to
pre-register with a friend or
small group, call Lydick at
541-999-2052 or email her at
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Chief of Police Tom Turner, Florence Police Department, Siuslaw School District and other area law enforcement
teamed up on Friday, May 22, to provide ALICE-based safety training for school staff, administration and educa-
tors. ALICE, or Alert- Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate, is now being included in schools across Lane County.
Rainbow Girls place third in 2015 Rhody Parade
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The Rainbow Girls and their
chaperones worked with the
Florence Masons and its fami-
lies late into the night picking
rhododendrons to finish their
Rhododendron Festival Grand
Floral Parade on May 17.
Rainbow Girls welcome
young women between the
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Masons, who was also a
Gardiner Assembly No. 28
of Rainbow was started in 1940
in the town of Gardiner.
The young ladies attend
monthly meetings which they
They learn poise and how to
wear their formal attire, as well
as rolling up their sleeves and
working together to raise
money for their chosen chari-
ties, such as Shrine Hospitals,
Habitat for Humanity, the
American Heart Association
Gardiner Assembly No. 28
twice a month on the
The Rainbow Girls walk in the 2015 Rhododendron
third Wednesdays at 7
Festival Grand Floral Parade May 17.
p.m., at the Masons Hall on
ages of 11 and 20, regardless of country. Girls ages 6 through Highway 101 S, 1.5 miles
race or religious background.
10 can become Rainbow south of the Siuslaw River
Rainbow helps girls gain Pledges. They are the “little Bridge.
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The girls make new friends Rainbow was established in Loennig in Creswell at 541-
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You are invited to the
Florence Area Chamber
of Commerce’s business
after-hours and open
house at Laurel Bay
Gardens on Thursday,
June 4, from 5:00
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and beverages, prize
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