The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, July 18, 2018, WEDNESDAY EDITION, Page 10A, Image 10

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DONATION from page 1A
“At the meeting where we
presented the checks, other
guests stepped forward after
the presentation and con-
tributed their own personal
checks or in some instances
cash to the LCSO unit,” Sha-
ron said.
According to the LCSO, the
K9 Program is funded large-
ly by community donations
which cover the cost of food,
veterinary services and equip-
ment, including a bullet proof
vest for the dog.
K9 teams are required to
pass the annual Oregon Police
Representatives of the City of Florence, Florence Elks Lodge
1858 and the Band of Brothers present checks to the K9
Team Deputy Raymond May and Hektor. Pictured (from left)
are Florence Mayor Joe Henry, LCSO deputy Raymond May
with K9 officer Hektor, Elks Trustee Gary Hensen and Band of
Brothers members Jim Swant and Tom Armstrong.
Canine Association (OPCA)
standards tests, after having
received an initial 240 hours
of basic training. They also
complete a minimum of 16
hours of formal training each
month and attend supplemen-
tary OPCA seminars each fall
and spring.
The LCSO has two canine
units which are used to locate
subjects that have fled the im-
mediate area of a crime or to
cover a larger crime area that
would require many more of-
ficers to search. They can also
be trained to locate illegal
drugs or explosive devices that
may not be visible to a human
To contribute to Hektor’s
training, contact the sheriff ’s
office at 541-682-4150.
Local Lions to offer free health screenings
The Florence-Siuslaw Lions
Club, in partnership with the
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing
Foundation (OLSHF), is bring-
ing free health screenings to
the Florence-area through its
Mobile Health Screening Pro-
gram (MHSP) during the Pow-
er of Florence, Saturday, July 21,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City
Lights Cinemas, 1930 Highway
The MHSP provides free
health screenings for vision,
glaucoma, blood pressure and
diabetes (blood glucose) with a
3-hour fast for adults.
In the last two decades, more
than 1,000,000 people in Ore-
gon and Northern California
have been screened, and be-
cause of it, over 180,000 health
problems have been successful-
ly detected.
MHSP is the only statewide
free health screening program
of its kind in Oregon.
OLSHF’s mission is to screen,
treat, save and restore sight
and hearing for those in need
in partnership with local Lions
Clubs. Last year, 184,000 peo-
ple were screened statewide
through MHSP, at an average
cost of less than $4 per person.
In 2015, OLSHF launched its
newest program — the LEAP
Optical Finishing Lab — that
will support local Lions Clubs
with low-cost glasses for eligible
Lions also provides the gift
of sight to people in developing
countries with nearly 72,000 eye
glasses shipped and distributed
through mission work.
Learn more at
Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.
at the Florence Events Center.
Please, come spend a relaxing afternoon, enjoy the ice cream,
and do something that will help a neighbor or friend.
and will be available at the door.
We are serving:
• Homemade pie and cake (a la mode of course)
• Hot and Cold beverages
Bonds. CDs.
IRAs. Mutual
Separate Gift Drawing and Raffle tickets Sold
Sponsored by:
The Friends of Florence
Van Fans
Andy Baber, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
(a non-political volunteer organization).
1010 Highway 101
Florence, OR 97439
All proceeds support the vans, which transport
cancer patients daily to Eugene and Springfield
for radiation treatment. Vans run five days a week
free of charge, and all workers are volunteers.
Member SIPC
Ice Cream compliments of
Bj’s Ice Cream