The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, February 07, 2018, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 10A, Image 10

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Tru, the Painting Dog, Visits FRAA
Soroptimists, SOS keep
Crisis HotLine open
SOS Executive Director Bob Teter receives a check from
Soroptimist International of Florence President Frankie
Jorgensen to continue Crisis HotLine Services in Florence.
Soroptimist International of Monday through Friday,
Florence presented a check to weekends, and other times
Bob Teter, Executive Director when the agency is not open.
of Siuslaw Outreach Services
Focus 4 Crisis Line: 541-
to cover the base charges of 997-4444 or 877-997-FOUR
the Crisis HotLine (Focus 4) (3687).
for the rest of the fiscal year.
Soroptimist believes the
The Focus 4 Crisis Hotline Crisis Line is a valuable link in
is for past or current survivors the community to support the
of domestic violence or sexual Soroptimist
assault. It provides a listening improving the lives of women
ear, information and referrals and girls. This donation will
on a 24-hour line. Trained vol- help insure that this valuable
unteers carry a cell phone with service remains available for
them, from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Florence.
AARP provides free tax
preparation service
AARP is once again provid-
ing free tax preparation for the
citizens of Florence and the
surrounding communities.
Federal and Oregon tax
returns will be prepared at the
Bromley Room, 1460 Ninth
St., every Monday and
Thursday, now through April
12, plus Saturday, April 14,
from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Space is limited.
People should bring their
2016 return, photo ID, Social
Security Card and 2017 tax
documents, including health
insurance information.
For joint returns, both
spouses must be present.
Sorry, no out-of-state
For more information, con-
tact David Riordan, AARP
Tax-Aide Local Coordinator,
at or
On Saturday, Feb. 10,
from 2 to 5 p.m., artist, cer-
tified champion trick dog
and truffle hunter “Tru” will
be at Florence Regional Arts
Alliance (FRAA), 120
Maple St., during the
Second Saturday Gallery
Tour. Tru will be sharing her
art with visitors in a special
As an artist, Tru’s pre-
ferred medium is working
with acrylics, and her
framed artwork paintings at
FRAA come with a CD
showing her skills with a
paint brush. As an actress,
Tru starred as “Sandy” in
the musical “Annie.” As a
trick dog, Tru enjoys walk-
ing down Bay Street, and as
Tru the painting dog will show off her artistic talents at the
Florence Regional Arts Alliance on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2
to 5 p.m.
her owner, Cheryl Pinnock
points out, “If a passerby gives
her attention, it is time to per-
form tricks.”
As a truffle dog, Tru loves
getting out among the trees and
using her nose to find those
underground treasures. In spite
of her many talents, Tru enjoys
just being a dog, hiking on
wooded trails and sand dunes,
chasing the occasional squirrel
and playing fetch with her “sis-
ter” kitty.
As an extra Second Saturday
treat, the Siuslaw High School
culinary team, headed by Kyle
Lewis, will be catering Tru's
reception. There will be com-
plimentary hors d’oeuvres,
some made with truffles that
Tru found.
Library Friends prepare for weekend book sale
The Friends of the Siuslaw
Public Library have been gath-
ering and sorting books for
several months and now have
over 150 boxes of books ready
for a big two-day sale on
Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday,
Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
each day.
The sale will be held in the
Bromley Room in the Siuslaw
Public Library main branch at
1460 9th Street in Florence.
As always, in addition to
both hardback and softcover
fiction and non-fiction books,
there will be DVDs, CDs, and
other audio-visual items, along
with children’s books and a
section dedicated to special
books priced separately.
Friends of the Library tote
bags, with custom artwork by a
local artist will also be avail-
Book sales are the most
lucrative project that the
Friends undertake, and over the
years, tens of thousands of dol-
lars have been given to the
library towards the purchase of
furniture, facility expansion
projects and, of course, more
Friends of the Library mem-
bers are invited to a pre-sale on
Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 10
Membership applications
will be available at the sale.
Don’t miss this opportunity
to get some great books at bar-
gain prices and help the
Friends and the library at the
same time.
For more information, con-
tact SiuslawLibraryFriends@
‘Reflections’ — FRAA writing workshop Feb. 17
Writers on the River wel-
comes writers of all levels and
genres to its next monthly
workshop designed to answer
the call to write. “Reflections:
Freewriting to Find Your True
Voice,” will take place on
Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m.
to noon, at the Florence
Regional Arts Alliance, 120
Maple St. in Historic Old Town
Freewriting offers writers a
powerful way to tap into their
true voice and exercise their
creative muscles.
Ideal for those who enjoy
journaling, this fun workshop
uses guided prompts to reflect
on a person’s inner and outer
With a focus on experiential
writing practices, it provides a
liberating haven from speed,
distraction and technology to
foster spontaneous creative
expression and help writers
find their authentic voice.
Classes fill up quickly; pre-
registration is required.
The cost ss $20 FRAA mem-
bers and $25 for non-members,
payable at the door.
For more information or to
register, call 541-708-2120 or
FRAA creative writing
instructor Catherine J. Rourke
is an award-winning journalist,
editor, author and writer edu-
cated at the City University of
New York, the University of
Oxford/England and the Walter
Cronkite School of Journalism.
With more than 30 years’
experience as a staff editor and
writer for newspapers and
magazines, she has also
worked as a professional book
editor for Amazon and Random
House in print and digital for-
The author of “Forgive Us
Confessions of a Modern-Day
Muckraker,” she is the recipi-
ent of a 2017 national first-
place press award for her
columns in the Siuslaw News.
Siuslaw News
Siuslaw News has been the region’s newspaper for 128 years. In that time, restaurants have come and gone, trades have shift ed
and the area’s demographics have changed, but the area’s taste for fresh seafood, locally grown produce and handcraft ed meals
remains. In 2018, Siuslaw News wants to showcase some of those recipes in a new collection.
Th is is a chance for community members to submit recipes for entrées, appetizers, soups, cocktails, side dishes and more.
People are encouraged to share recipes of their favorite local and regional cuisine, recipes handed down from family, the best
use of seasonal produce and even tips on where to fi nd foraged foods. Businesses and restaurants may also submit their famous
or unforgettable recipes.
Once complete, this bound collection will be available for sale at the Siuslaw News.
Submit your recipes online at
mail a copy to PO Box 10 Florence OR
97439 Attn: Siuslaw Cook Book
Fax 541-997-7979
Deadline is February 18th.
Siuslaw News
541-997-3441 • 148 Maple St. • P.O. Box 10 Florence, OR 97349