The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, August 26, 2015, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 9A, Image 9

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Florence Area Humane
Society is looking to fill this
year’s Christmas Store with
items such as holiday dishes,
toys, wreaths, ornaments,
lights, warm shirts and caps
and anything that will help cel-
ebrate the approaching season.
FAHS volunteers are asking
the community to donate any
yard-sale items that are not
sold at summer yard sales by
dropping them off at the FAHS
Thrift Store. Indicate that they
are for the Christmas Store
annual fundraiser.
All sales from the Christmas
Store help provide needed
shelter and food for lost or
abandoned dogs and cats wait-
ing a home.
Support is needed and
always appreciated.
The FAHS Thrift Store is at
1193 Bay St. in Old Town
The Florence Habitat for
Humanity ReStore is expand-
ing its hours beginning Sept. 7
and will be open six days a
week. New ReStore hours will
be Monday through Saturday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on
Volunteers are an invaluable
and integral part of the Habitat
for Humanity team and help
make building houses possible.
With the new ReStore hours,
more volunteers are needed to
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“The main mission at
Central Lincoln, and really
any utility, is to keep the lights
on,” he said. “This construc-
tion will help the capacity for
load and growth in Florence.”
Lovelin also gave an update
allow the store to be open
Volunteers take in donations,
handle picking up donations
and work in store sales.
Anyone that enjoys tinkering
with and fixing up appliances,
clocks, electronics and light
fixtures would be a perfect fit.
Being a donor to Habitat’s
ReStore helps provide reusable
building materials for sale in
the store, which is always inter-
ested in receiving donations of
new or used appliances, bath
fixtures, bricks and blocks,
cabinets, doors, electrical sup-
plies, flooring, furniture, gar-
den tools, hardware, light fix-
tures, lumber and wood prod-
ucts, paints and stains. ReStore
even offers pick up for items
that are too big or awkward to
fit in your vehicle.
Building supply retailers can
donate surplus and discontin-
ued inventory; contractors can
donate surplus new building
materials or reusable materials
from remodels.
Every purchase at the
Habitat Restore provides finan-
cial support to Florence Habitat
for Humanity and its goal of
building houses locally for
deserving families.
For more information, come
by the Florence Habitat for
Humanity ReStore at 2016
Highway 101, in the Grocery
Outlet shopping center, or call
on the new digital readers
installed in Florence. Now,
Central Lincoln does not have
to send a meter reader to each
customer once a month.
“The interesting thing about
the new meters is that they
communicate back to the
office through radio waves. It
provides a lot of benefits,”
Lovelin said.
The digital readings help
the PUD provide faster outage
response, keep better track of
power usage and deliver bills.
It also allows customers to
track their own monthly usage
“If you have knowledge of
what your energy consump-
tion is, you can respond and
understand. Once you under-
stand, you can use less.
Energy efficiency and energy
conservation are a big part of
our business,” Lovelin said.
Central Lincoln Communi-
Chandler also gave an update.
“Each month we include an
advertisement from a 501(c)3
nonprofit in our bill. This
month we will feature an ad
for Last Resort Players’
‘Chicago,’” Chandler said.
Central Lincoln PUD has
125 employees and serves a
long stretch of the Oregon
“Florence is a big part of
our service area,” Lovelin
The PUD receives power
through the Bonneville Power
Administration, which utilizes
the Bonneville Dam over the
Columbia River to create
renewable electricity.
receive the power, they con-
vert the voltage to a usable
Usable power for most homes
is within 120 to 240 volts.
For more information on
Central Lincoln’s construction
projects, rates or to view the
“MyMeter” program, go to
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persecution in the 1600s. But
it followed them.
“The first woman hung in
Boston Commons was a
Quaker named Mary Dyer,”
Edson said. “The Puritans
hanged her in 1659. Quakers
were seen as different because
of their way of worship. They
were considered heretical.
“It was because of that that
William Penn converted to the
Quaker faith and founded
Philadelphia,” she added.
More currently, Quakers
refused to serve in World War
I, World War II and all the
United States conflicts since.
In addition, they protested the
internment of Japanese-
American citizens during
“There is a spot in Eugene
where the Quakers made a
garden that has a stone that
says, ‘Quakers remember,’”
Quaker Jeanne Kimball said.
“That is the spot where the
Japanese were put onto trains
to be taken to internment
camps. The Japanese commu-
nity in Eugene remembers the
Quakers bringing them coffee
and donuts as they were being
taken onto the trains.”
According to Edson, the
Quaker faith is based upon six
Testimonies; integrity, sim-
plicity, equality, community,
peace and stewardship.
“There are a lot of Quakers
who use the Bible, but there
are a lot who don’t,” Edson
said. “We also have a book
called ‘Faith and Practice.’ It
tells about the history of the
Religious Society of Friends,
or Quakers and it tells about
the Testimonies.”
The group meets two
Sundays a month at homes in
Florence. The other two
Sundays they travel to meet
with the Coos Bay Quakers.
“If there is a fifth Sunday
in the month, we meet in
Deadwood, where there is
another group we get together
with,” Kimball said. “Up to
six people meet in the
Florence area, nine meet in
Coos Bay and up to 15 in
Deadwood, because some
come over from Eugene.
“We have potlucks in Coos
Bay and Deadwood and that
might be the hook. We’ve
always said that Quakers
hook you with their potlucks,”
she added.
For more information, con-
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997-4237 or Sakre Edson at
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