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More photos of
4th of July fun
COAST LIFE — B
SPORTS — C
SERVING WESTERN LANE COUNTY SINCE 1890
Huge turnout for
Holiday celebration deemed a success,
despite foggy fireworks show
to boil drinking water
until district gives OK
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Between 300 and 400 homes sur-
rounding Sutton Lake received door-
hanger notices Monday from Heceta
Water People’s Utility District
informing residents that water would
be shut off for eight hours yesterday
to allow for the installation of new
pipes to the existing water system.
“They have been putting new pipe
in and now they are connecting it to
the old pipe. They have to flush the
entire line out, as they reconnect it,”
said Heceta Water PUD representative
The work is part of the district’s
capital improvement project.
According to Kennedy, the short
notice time was due to the Fourth of
as to when
be able to
to a rolling
boil for at
minute to kill
drinking water from when the water
was turned back on until notified by a
second door-hanger that it is safe to
drink, estimated to be tomorrow, July
9, by 4:30 p.m.
A boil order is required by Oregon
law any time water pressure is
reduced in a water line.
The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends bringing
water to a rolling boil for at least one
minute to kill most bacteria and virus-
es, including Giardia.
For more information, contact
Heceta Water People’s Utility District
PHOTOS BY SIUSLAW NEWS STAFF
Visitors flock to the annual Wings and Wheels, watermelon-eating contest and Oregon Coast Military Museum’s grand opening Saturday.
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
B Y P AT S APP
For the Siuslaw News
ndependence Day in Florence saw the
grand opening of the Oregon Coast
Military Museum (OCMM), clear skies for
the Wings and Wheels Aircraft Fly-In and Car
Show, packed events in Historic Old Town and
a foggy evening for the fireworks.
Despite the disappointing end of the day,
Florence Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Cal Applebee said July 4
was a success.
“Everything went well,” he said. “I’m sure a
lot of people were disappointed that the fog
came in and spoiled the fireworks, but that’s the
price you pay for living on the coast. You don’t
have control over those kinds of elements.”
Like last year, the fireworks were lit off from
the east end of the Port of Siuslaw parking lot.
“I have talked to people who were right
down there at the port and they said they could
see the fireworks, but they were just about right
underneath them. People on Bay Street, across
the river in Glenada or on Highway 126, none
of them could see it,” Applebee said.
Hundreds of people flocked to Saturday’s
grand opening of Florence’s newest museum —
the Oregon Coast Military Museum (OCMM).
Cars were parked for blocks up and down
Kingwood Street near the museum.
Beginning at 10 a.m., visitors were treated to
free hot dogs and hamburgers, sitting at tables
in the beautiful summer sunshine.
A ceremony was held at 1 p.m., with the rib-
bon cutting by Florence Mayor Joe Henry and
the governing board. Following was a “Rosie
the Riveter” dance by the Florence Dance
The local U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard pre-
sented the flags, and Nyah Vollmar, a Siuslaw
sixth grader, sang the National Anthem.
Local “Rosie the Riveter” Ginger Taylor led
the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, and
Nancy Pearson and Wayne Sharpe were joined
by everyone in singing “America the Beautiful.”
Sharpe, vice president of the OCMM board,
emceed the event and introduced past and pres-
ent board members.
C O O L P L A C ES
Umpqua Discovery Center
TO VISIT THIS SUMMER
409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport ❘ 541-271-4816
S PECIAL F EATURE :
This summer we are
spots that make the
central Oregon coast
one of the coolest
places to live and play.
A new location will be
featured each week.
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6
Coast Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B
Library Tidings . . . . . . . . . . . A5
Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4
A T A GLANCE : The Umpqua
Discovery Center on Reedsport’s
riverfront features cultural and
natural history exhibits using a
combination of genuine histori-
cal artifacts and high-tech sound
and light to enhance the experi-
ence for visitors.
Listen as the early pioneers tell
stories about life in a tidewater
town, watch videos of how log-
ging was done in the past or
walk through the fish cannery
Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
Scoreboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C
Weather Data . . . . . . . . . . . A2
THIS WEEK ’ S
and go on a simulated outdoor
The Center is open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is required.
This summer, it hosts a free
outdoor concert series called
Riverfront Rhythms. On July 9,
Soul Pie performs, followed by
Timberwolf on July 23. Both
concerts are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
on the front lawn.
Full Forecast, A3
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& G R A P
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