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Open H O House Hours: 11 am to 1:30 pm 1870 HWY 126, SUITE A * PO BOX 3040, FLORENCE, OR 97439 CALL US TOLL FREE: 866-967-7653 WWW.JIMHOBERG.COM OSAA design • print • copy • ship Packaging • Shipping Copies • Printing Notary • Laminating Mailboxes • Faxing 625 Highway 101 Florence, OR 97439 Now Offering Secure Shredding & Digital Fingerprinting (541) 997-5888 www.theshippinshack.com USLAW SI S S igns 3 & G R A P H • I C • VEHICLES • STICKERS VINYL LETTERING • WINDOW GRAPHICS BOATS • LARGE FORMAT PRINTS SIGNS BANNERS (541)997-8148 LOCATED AT: 7KH6KLSSLQ·6KDFN The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has increased restrictions on forest activities in the Western Lane and South Cascade Districts due to rising fire danger. The regulated-use closure specifically aims to reduce the chance of wildfires starting from public activities in forest- ed areas. “Fire danger is trending much higher than normal and is either setting or close to setting records,” South Cascade District Gorester Greg Wagenblast said. “Large fuels are very dry for this time of the season and the grasses are cur- ing (drying) out.” Wagenblast noted that all wildland fuels — including grasses, woody debris and veg- etation — are susceptible to Corner of 6 th St. +LJKZD\ from 1B with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concussion recognition and response; sudden cardiac arrest protocols; hydration and heat preparedness; and instruction on proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting. Recommended for 2015 and required in 2016, Oregon high schools will designate one Player Safety Coach (PSC) from their football coaching staffs. Each PSC will be trained by USA Football to guide, direct and monitor the pro- gram’s implementation as well as lead in-person training for fellow coaches, parents and players. PSCs have access to USA Football clinics statewide this summer to learn Heads Up Football protocols and tech- niques. Coaches also will complete an online Heads Up Football High School training course Beach Safety HIGH WAVES CAN REACH YOU Safety Information Provided by: www.oregonstateparks.org WATCH THOSE LOGS The ocean is strong enough to pick up even the biggest log and plop it down on top of you. Some logs may look small, but even the tiny ones can be water- logged and weigh tons. How to play it safe: If you see a log in the surf or on wet sand, stay off of it. 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The tightened restrictions ban the following activities: • Smoking in the forest except in closed vehicles • Campfires outside of des- ignated campgrounds • All open fires: Use of motorized vehicles except on improved roads • Use of any fireworks and the use of chainsaws • Mowing of tall dead or cured grass between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. The regulated-use closure also requires forest users to carry a shovel with a 26-inch handle and an 8-inch blade, and either one gallon of water or a 2-1/2 lb., ABC-rated fire extin- guisher. Western Lane and South Cascade declared fire season June 16. That declaration pri- marily affects forest opera- tions, such as logging sites, by requiring firefighting equip- ment onsite and the use of pre- cautionary measures against fire. The regulated-use closure taking effect extends restric- tions and preventative meas- ures to the public on all private forestlands in Lane County and eastern Linn County. Link Smith, Western Lane District Forester, noted that the National Weather Service has forecast very hot weather start- ing mid-=week. “That will dry out fuels and increase fire danger even more,” Smith said, “so we’re asking for the public’s assis- tance with fire prevention and fire safety.” The district foresters said complying with Regulated Use is one way the public can help protect their communities and the natural resources of the state. developed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and USA Football. The course is made available to all U.S. high school football coaches at www.NFHSLearn.com. According to the NFHS, more than 1.12 million boys played high school football in 2013-14, outnumbering the combined participation figure for the second- and third-most popular boys sports combined. “In our ongoing effort to minimize risks in the sport, we are pleased to partner with USA Football and implement Heads Up Football,” said OSAA executive director Tom Welter. “This program will ensure that all coaches, players and parents will receive consis- tent technique training and make the game as safe as possi- ble.” Dr. Michael Koester, chair- person of the OSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, says the Heads Up Football requirement in Oregon is logical considering in 2008 OSAA became the first state high school activities association to prohibit same- day return to play for athletes with a suspected concussion. “The committee sees this as a natural next step as we con- tinue to look at innovative ways to minimize the risk of all football injuries, but particular- ly concussions,” Dr. Koester said. “This is an opportunity for high school coaches to set a standard for the youth leagues in their communities across the state. Ideally, we’ll have youth coaches getting certified as well, allowing for continuity of tackling techniques and safety protocols through an athlete’s entire playing experience. “As a team physician and the parent of a high school football player, I’m excited about Heads Up Football.” USA Football's Heads Up Football program includes the following components: • Coaching education: Coaches successfully complete online training through the NFHS-USA Football High School Heads Up Football course at NFHSLearn.com, covering football fundamentals and all-sport-relevant topics of concussion recognition and response, sudden cardiac arrest protocols and hydration and heat preparedness. • Concussion recognition and response: Coaches gain in- person instruction and are assessed on CDC concussion recognition and response. Coaches, parents and players are taught concussion-related protocols at the start of the sea- son. • Equipment fitting: Coaches, parents and players are taught proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting. • Heads-up blocking and tackling: Series of fundamental drills reinforce tackling and blocking mechanics, teaching players how to perform these basic football skills with a focus on reducing helmet con- tact. • Sudden cardiac arrest: Instruction on how to have plans and procedures in place to quickly react in the case of cardiac events, the No. 1 cause of death among young athletes during exercise. • Heat and hydration: Coaches, parents and players learn heat and hydration safety measures provided by the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut. • Player Safety Coach: Appointed by each high school, this individual ensures that High School Heads Up Football principles and proto- cols are properly taught and applied within a program. “This is a watershed moment for high school football,” USA Football CEO and Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. “The OSAA’s commitment to its football student-athletes and coaches establishes a new stan- dard on the state level, employ- ing the best available science. Coaches are teachers. Supporting them with educa- tion is a powerful catalyst to change for the better how play- ers are taught and safety is addressed.” Otter nator for the Newport chapter. Pappalardo said the Newport chapter is extremely grateful to its local sponsors who make this fun, family event so spe- cial for the community. Sponsors included: Figaro’s Pizza, Savory Café, Ocean Pulse, Ossie’s Surf Shop, Pura Vida Surf Shop, Warm Current, Cleanline Surf Shop, Bike Newport, Cascade Construction, Coast Home Repair, Dutch Brothers, Mills Ace Hardware, Fiberglass Supply, Russo Surfboards, Moment Surf Shop, Safari Town Surf, Lincoln City Surf Shop, Gorge Performance Surf Shop, The Discovery Channel, Sunset Skateboards and ZFlex Skateboards. Contest results: • Child with parent: Elijah Pyle, Finley Lacy, Brody Winger • 12/under girls: Marley Snavely, Isabelle Serrato • 12/under boys: Kainoa Trumbull, Michael Joseph Schell, Trevor Tice • 13-15 girls: Savannah Russo, Maria Barten, Hannah George • 13-15 boys: Payton Alexander Timm, Jonee Wright, Benjamin Clark • 16-18 boys: Jesse Henton, Theo Hollen • Best beginner: Savannah Arguelles, Conner Wolfe, Tessa Osburn “Fire danger is trending much higher than normal and is either setting or close to setting records.” — Greg Wagenblast, South Cascade District Forester from 1B six heats throughout the day. The beach cleanup challenge, a popular way for the non-surfer and surfers alike to participate, awarded prizes for the biggest, the tiniest and the longest-trav- elled pieces of debris. The challenge teaches stew- ardship and awareness of marine debris while rewarding and reinforcing cleanup behav- iors. “We want the kids to have a good time surfing, and in a fun way also understand that it’s up to us to protect what we all love — our oceans, waves and beaches,” said Vince Pappalardo, volunteer coordi- Rosa’s Mexican 2825 Hwy. 101, Florence 541-997-1144 Habitat for Humanity Florence 541-902-9227 Sandland Adventures 85366 Hwy. 101 S. Florence 541-997-8087 Fri./Sat., 6/26-/27, 9am-5pm, 87656 Saltaire St. No Early Birds. Fri./Sat. 6/26-6/27, 10am-?, No Early Birds, 1607 W 37th, Tools 30yrs. of accumulation, 2 BBQs, household. Huge Yard Sale Sat. 6/27 9am-4pm 269 Ivy Tools, furniture, household items, garden art. Veteranʼs of Foreign Wars Yard Sale June 26-27 9am-4pm Elks Lodge Parking Lot ESTATE SALE 3250 Redwood Loop Fri. & Sat., 9-3 Entire house, garage, and RV barn must be liquidated. 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