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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
Ride with a City
Councilor July 7
The Florence City Council’s
“Ride with a Councilor” pro-
gram allows citizens to share
their ideas with members of
the city council.
Hop aboard the Rhody
Express and talk to Councilor
George Lyddon on Tuesday,
July 7, from 1:10 to 3:10
Each month, a councilor
will ride the Rhody Express to
answer questions and hear
Fares for the Rhody Express
are $1 per trip or $2 per day.
For more information about
the program, call 541-997-
For a detailed bus schedule,
pick up a brochure at the
Chamber of Commerce, City
Hall or online at www.ltd.org
For other questions con-
cerning the Rhody Express
service, call the Rhody
Express at 541-902-2067.
*Valid for new patients only. Call for details. Expires 8/31/2015
SOS completes building
Siuslaw Outreach Services
has completed its building
“There were a number of
compelling reasons to under-
take the project on our 1950s-
era building,” said executive
director David Wiegen. “The
old donations room was very
small and many donated items
could not be put on display.”
This also limited how many
donated items the facility could
have on hand at any one time.
In addition, the roof had
been leaking intermittently for
years and was long overdue to
be replaced. The windows were
old, single-pane, and many
were missing screens. The sid-
ing was very old and deteriorat-
Fundraising started in early
2013 with a “Buy A Brick”
campaign, and more than
$13,000 in memorial bricks
were purchased by well over
100 local businesses, churches,
service clubs and individuals.
“These were used to demon-
strate local support for the proj-
ect, enabling us to receive
foundation grants from Meyer
Mountain Community Fund,
The Collins Foundation, and
Oregon Community Found-
ation,” said Wiegen.
The target date for comple-
tion was June 30, 2015, with an
overall budget of $123,000.
When the first bidding process
resulted in bids well beyond the
project’s budget, SOS restruc-
tured the bids and started over.
“We have now completed the
project just under budget, and
were able to add a fairly sub-
LifeMed ~ An
Investment in Our
Before and after photos of the newly completed remodel of the SOS building
stantial list of extra items to
make the building even more
functional and attractive,”
The building now has a new
roof and gutters, new windows
all around, new siding, an
attractive and functional new
entryway, a new front door
which lets in more light for the
lobby, four remodeled offices
with more usable space in each,
new paint in all four offices,
reception area and the hallways
and new wiring for supplying
internet to parts of the building.
Some additional interior
wiring was relocated, and some
exterior lighting was corrected.
The donations room now has
330 percent more spaced than
before by eliminating duplicat-
ed hallways and some cabinets.
The room also added all new
LED lighting, which will sig-
nificantly reduce power usage.
Lighted exit signs, which
also serve as emergency light-
ing, were added.
The building’s new double-
pane windows will save energy
“We also added many new
clothing and shoe racks to be
able to display everything that
is available,” Wiegen said.
“Last year, we served well over
2,000 persons and many of
these were seniors, disabled,
and low-income residents
What are your LifeMed dollars doing for you?
• Providing prehospital, emergency medical treatment and ambulance transportation
• Freedom from paperwork, claim forms, and insurance billing
• Continuing education & current training for our Emergency Medical Service personnel and
Quick Response Teams (QRT’s)
• Low cost CPR and First Aid classes for the community and related public education materials
• SafeKids Programs, bicycle helmets for children, car seat safety and more...
receiving aid in the form of Brown Paint Co. Inc.; electri-
clothing, footwear, household cal work by Lighthouse
items or toiletries — always Electrical Contractors, Inc.;
siding and entryway by Gary
“The expanded room also Lee Construction; roofing
allows us to have a special area by Skyline Roofing; and
just for children.”
memorial bricks engraved by
During construction, a num- Stone
ber of problems surfaced, Milwaukie.
which is common during
“There are a few finishing
remodels. Most were fairly touches remaining, such as
minor, according to Wiegen, sealing and restriping the park-
but considerable areas of dry ing lot, but the project is
rot underneath the siding were essentially complete,” Wiegen
discovered. This required sig- said. “Everyone at Siuslaw
nificant portions of the soffit Outreach Services would like
and siding to be replaced.
to thank the many people,
“Needless to say, we are very businesses and organizations
pleased we were able to catch in our community for
this problem while it was still making this project such a suc-
able to be fixed at a reasonable cess, as well as the found-
cost,” said Wiegen. “All of our ations for their critical
contractors were local, and all support. We now have a
did their respective work in building that should serve
well for many years in the
The remodel team included: future.”
architect Paul K.
remodel work by
tion Co., Inc.;
C h u c k ’ s
by Siuslaw Glass
and Mirror; floor-
ing by Goodman’s The expanded clothing area will allow
Floor Covering, more donations to be kept on hand
Inc.; painting by and easier to display.
Lutherans to host ‘Summer Splash’
New Life Lutheran of
Florence will host its July
Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
New Life Lutheran is locat-
ed on 21st and Spruce streets.
ith LifeMed, every dollar of your membership fee goes back into the Emergency Medical
Services system in our area. This helps us to upgrade the system in our community so we
can provide rapid response, the best equipment, and further training for our Paramedics and
skilled Emergency Medical Service personnel.
Each month of the summer
features an area artist for a
project. This month, Virginia
Korosec, Florence area painter,
will be working with youth.
Time will also include
music, storytime and playtime
RN L A
B U L AN C E
Monday thru Friday
8 am – Noon & 1 pm – 5 pm
(Closed on Holidays)
Summer Auto Tips: Engine Performance
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as
recommended more often in dusty conditions. Get
engine drive-ability problems (hard starts, rough idling,
stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good
and we will mail one to your home.
Stop By Our Offi ce:
410 Ninth Street
outside, as well as lunch.
The Summer Splash is free.
For more information, call
The next splash event will
be Aug. 8, when the featured
artist will be Lola Simpson.
You can obtain membership applications at the following locations:
Western Lane Ambulance Offi ce
Peace Harbor Hospital
Health Associates of Peace Harbor
Or just call
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