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    SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015
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Florence area can prepare for earthquakes Outdoor from 1A
experience could not
and emergencies with WLEOG, not worry be “This
replicated in the classroom,”
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
Siuslaw News
A series of small earth-
quakes struck a fault about 6
miles deep and 300 miles off
the coast of Oregon over the
weekend and beginning of this
week, yet there was no cause
for worry.
According to U.S. Geolog-
ical Survey, the first magni-
tude 5.8 temblor was centered
in the Pacific nearly 300 miles
west of Newport in an active
seismic area.
The quakes ranged from
magnitude 3.9 to 5.9, not the
size to trigger a tsunami.
The City of Florence ran its
monthly siren protocol test
tone on Friday, May 29, a
coincidence that alarmed
some residents.
According to the city’s
website, “The test tone will be
activated on the last Friday of
each month. It will last for a
few minutes, beginning at 11
a.m.”
It also features instructions
for the case of an actual earth-
quake emergency.
One of the key things to do
will be to turn your radio to
KCST 106.9 FM, the emer-
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gency broadcast station, for
more information.
Western Lane Emergency
Operations Group (WLEOG)
offers many tips to prepare for
emergencies ranging from
power-outtages
to
the
Cascadia-subduction event
that could bring the biggest
tsunami in 300 years to the
Oregon coast.
WLEOG’s main goal is to
increase preparedness for both
responding agencies and the
public.
“We have traditionally
advised that families take the
proper measures to be pre-
pared in case of a natural
disaster. This includes creat-
ing an Emergency Kit with
food and water for at least 10
days.
“This
Emergency
Kit
should be individually tailored
to meet the basic survival
needs of your family for at
least a week and easily acces-
sible if evacuation is req-
uired,” said City of Flo-
rence representative Megan
Messmer.
For more information on
emergency preparedness, go
to
www.wleog.org
and
ci.florence.or.us.
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Wells continued. “No matter
how hard you tried you couldn’t
get this kind of magic in a class-
room. During the camp, they
are blending and bonding so
nicely.
“It’s one thing to say, be
respectful, be a nice guy, don’t
be a bully, but its another to
give them opportunities to real-
ly learn about each other and to
grow,” he added.
Community involvement has
been another important aspect
of the program.
The U.S. Coast Guard, the
U.S. Forest Service, Oregon
State Police Volunteers, Three
Rivers Casino Resort, Siuslaw
Tribal members, Siuslaw Valley
Fire and Rescue, Salmon Trout
Enhancement Program (STEP)
and the STEM hub from
Newport, as well as others, vol-
unteered time, materials, equip-
ment and personnel to support
the program.
The students were broken
down into smaller groups that
combined boys and girls of both
grades.
“We carefully put these
groups
together,”
Wells
explained, “separating all the
kids from their well-known
friends. We separated siblings.
We really tried and get the kids
in a group where they could be
themselves.
“A lot of times when you are
with your friends you are
locked into a type of behavior.
We tried to shake that up, to get
to the heart of growing as a
human being, leaning about
each other and respecting each
other.
The four-day day camp ran
from Tuesday, June 2, to Friday,
Students fishing in Cleawox Lake made quite the catch:
the largest measured 17-1/2 inches.
June 5, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
Students were
transported to
and from the
camp, located on
Cleawox Lake,
by district school
buses.
Next
year,
Wells hopes to
be
able
to
include
one
over-night stay
at
Camp
Cleawox as part
of the program.
It’s the Bee’s knees
PHOTO BY CHANTELLE MEYER/SIUSLAW NEWS
Last Resort Players prep for their show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee,” which opens Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. and runs for two weekends at the
Florence Events Center. For tickets, go to eventcenter.org or call 541-997-1994.
Drivers
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Community banking is where we got our start 125 years ago. And it’s what we deliver
everywhere we go. Which is why even though Siuslaw Bank is now Banner Bank,
you’ll still find the same local employees you know, and trust and an unwavering
commitment to serving your community.
Visit one of our many convenient branches or find us at bannerbank.com.
Let’s create tomorrow, together.
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Waite also volunteers at the
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum,
does genealogy and belongs
to the Daughters of the
American Revolution.
“When I became supervi-
sor,” Huntington said, “I start-
ed doing ride-alongs to evalu-
ate the drivers. I rode with her
on her kindergarten route. It
was a real eye opener for me.
She actually taught the kids
things to keep their attention
and keep them occupied.
“She would say things like,
OK, things are getting too
noisy. We are going to be
quiet now, and all the kids got
quiet. You never saw such
cooperation on a bus,
especially with kindergarten
kids.”
After 33 years behind a
wheel, Westlund had some
advice for parents of the kids
she spent so much time with.
“Parents ought to listen to
their kids more,” she said.
“Don’t be their friend, be
their parent. Be their friend
when they graduate. Then you
can be their pal.”
And Westlund’s number
one piece of parental
advice: “No means no, not
maybe.”
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