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SIUSLAW NEWS | SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 | 5A
Peace Harbor welcomes 4 new providers Spirituali-Tea to explore
‘Power to the People’
Dr. Nora Kirschner
Gina Owens, nurse
Dr. Scott Russi
Dr. Sara Batya
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor
Medical Center has announced
four new providers.
Dr. Nora Kirschner has joined
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Med-
ical Center as a hospitalist. She
earned her medical degree from
Georgetown University School
of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
She completed her residency in
primary care internal medicine
at the University of Virginia Hos-
pital in Charlottesville, Va. Most
recently, she was a hospitalist at
Toppenish Community Hospital
in Toppenish, Wash.
Gina Owens, a nurse practi-
tioner, has joined PeaceHealth
Medical Group’s family medicine
team at PeaceHealth Peace Har-
bor Medical Center. She earned
a master of science degree in
nursing from Walden Universi-
ty, based in Minneapolis, Minn.
She has worked in nursing for 27
years. Most recently, she worked
at an urgent care clinic in Benton,
Dr. Scott Russi has joined
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Med-
ical Center as a relief general
surgeon. He earned his medical
degree from the Ohio State Uni-
versity College of Medicine in
Columbus, Ohio. He completed
residencies at Wilford Hall Med-
ical Center at Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio, Texas, and
Keesler Medical Center at Keesler
Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss.
He worked at Northwest Surgical
Specialists in Springfield for four
years and, most recently, at the
Eugene VA Healthcare Center.
PeaceHealth also has hired
a specialist. Dr. Sara Batya has
joined PeaceHealth Medical
Group’s neurology department.
She is a movement disorder spe-
cialist, treating patients with dis-
eases such as Parkinson’s, Hun-
tington’s, essential tremor, tics
and dystonia. She earned her
medical degree at Tulane Uni-
versity in New Orleans and com-
pleted a residency in neurology
and a fellowship in movement
disorders at Stanford University.
She previously was a partner at
Oregon Neurology Associates in
Springfield. She is board presi-
dent of the Lane County Medical
FUNDING from page 1A
mulating a strategy to offer some
form of afterschool program for stu-
dents, as many families depend on
the nutritional and academic sup-
port offered over the past few years
at Twilight Program functions.
“Over the last decade, the Twilight
After School Programs has become
a program that many in the com-
munity have come to depend on,
and it has been a great enrichment
resource for students,” Grzeskowiak
said. “Right now, the district is look-
ing at shifting one grant source and
Another possible avenue for
continuing to offer some sort of af-
terschool programs could include
forging a closer relationship with
other groups involved in student
education and recreation. Applica-
tions for grant considerations may
be more favorably received with the
inclusion of one or more local orga-
“There has been a coordination
of afterschool programs with the
Boys and Girls Club for several
years now, and their programs
are going great,” Grzeskowiak
said. “Looking at the districts that
were funded for Twilight grants,
many were sponsored applica-
tions where a local group or club
provided afterschool services for
students and families from the
grant, rather than directly by the
district. As we look over the eval-
uation notes from the application
review committee, if a sponsored
According to Utz, the reason giv-
en to Siuslaw School District was
that the program’s goals and design
did not score high enough on their
“With each new grant application,
the federal government requires
that we make it new, even if what is
in place is working well,” she said.
“Our updated goals that were not
accepted were: ongoing after school
tutoring, credit recovery for high
school students, increased STEAM
activities and learning, social-emo-
tional learning activities and special
education case management and in-
struction for after school.”
Grzeskowiak and Utz are still for-
On Monday, July 23, beginning
at 6:30 p.m., all are invited to join a
group of people who enjoy finding
the common grounds in diverse
spiritual thoughts and paths. The
meeting is at 875 Seventh St. in
Florence. The topic is “Power to
The Bahá’í Writings say; “Bestir
yourselves, O people, in anticipa-
tion of the days of Divine justice,
for the promised hour is now
For many decades, the expres-
sion “Power to the People” has
given voice at different times in
different places to a yearning for
But “Power to the People” isn’t
satisfied merely with holding and
winning elections, or having a select
few represent the interests of the ma-
jority within state institutions. “Pow-
er to the People” speaks to a greater
desire—that grassroots movements
and organizations lead the pur-
suit of social justice. It signifies an
organic connection between the
activities of individuals and small
groups at the local level with na-
tionwide and international organi-
zations working in common cause.
In keeping with its broader ap-
application is the stronger option
for the next round of grants, that is
the route we would pursue for the
Utz also believes that there may
be options available to continue
some programs. The trick will be
finding the funding in time to pro-
tect or resurrect some part of the
“Over the next month, the Spe-
cial Programs Office will be work-
ing with the superintendent to put
proach to democracy, the Bahá’í
teachings deeply resonate with
these ideas in some respects, but
fundamentally departs from them
in others. Both points of view
seek to empower ordinary people
to have a say on issues that affect
But the kinds of power they seek
tend to operate in very different
ways. On the one hand, power can
confront, resist and oppose. On
the other hand, power can enlight-
en, transform hearts and apply sci-
entific and spiritual knowledge to
On Monday, look deeper at
these differences between the
Bahá’í Faith and various move-
ments calling for radical, power-
to-the-people democracy. With
these distinctions in mind, we’ll be
on firmer ground to truly under-
stand the similarities.
Bring thoughts on the subject
for open discussion.
The gathering will end at 8 p.m.
with prayers for the requests left
in the Prayer Pole in the garden of
the Florence Playhouse and those
shared by the group. For more
information, contact Suzanne
Mann-Heintz at 541-590-0616.
together a bridge year program if
we can. At this time, it is in the
planning phases only and more in-
formation will be published when
we have a plan if we do secure a
funding source,” she said. “Please
keep an eye on our website and
other school publications; we will
post the information as soon as it
For more information about the
Siuslaw School District, visit www.
Always Something Happening
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
Friday Evenings – 7 p.m. SINGSPIRATION
You are invited to come and sing your favorite Ole Time Gospel songs.
Come and enjoy a time of fellowship & refreshments before we sing.
Bay Berry Square is 1.5 miles north of Fred Meyers’ Store
88906 Highway 101 N, Florence, OR (milepost 185N)
For Info: Jack - 541-999-8278 + Ron - firstname.lastname@example.org
4445 Hwy 101 (South of Fred Meyer) – 997-3951
Worship on Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Adult/Children’s Sabbath School 9:15 A.M.
Located at Munsel Lake Road and North Fork Road
Worship Services 10:00 AM Sunday
All are welcome! 541-997-7268
FLORENCE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
87738 Hwy 101 at Heceta Beach Road
RUAUU? All are welcome to explore the answer.
Sunday Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m.
www.FlorenceUUF.org - (541) 997.2840
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship Services 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Adult Classes at 9am; Children’s Sunday School at 10:30m
Coﬀ ee Fellowship Following Service
2nd & Kingwood • (541) 997-6025
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
4590 Hwy. 101, Across from Fred Meyer –- 997-7418
Sunday School, 9:30a.m. – Worship, 10:45
Wed. Prayer - 6:00 p.m. –Wed. Ministries 1-8 Grade 7 p.m.
INDOOR / OUTDOOR
S igns 3
& G R A P H
1624 Highway 101 (next to A&W) –- 997-6337
Pastor George Pagel – Something for the entire family.
Sun. Services: 10:45 a.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Corner of 10th & Maple –997-3533
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Family Connections
Adult Bible Class, 9:30am on Sundays.
Sunday Services, 9am and 10:45am.
fl orencecrossroad.org • offi ce@fl orencecrossroadag.org
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood • 541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
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NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen
Series “People of the Bible.” on Wednesdays 6 p.m.
A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome.
Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am.
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Mon. 5:30 pm
Pastor Lori Blake
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 a.m. , Reverend Greg Wood
Sunday School and Nursery – Organ and Choir
All Welcome. Come as you are.
3996 N Hwy 101 997-7136
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
Pre-Denominational (Romans 16:16)
1833 Tamarack Street (2 blocks east of Hwy. 101 on 18th St.)
Bible Study: Sunday 10 a.m.; Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH,
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, Mens’ Breakfast @ 8 a.m.
Online Worship Service@ www.fl orencenaz.com
Every Sun., Bible Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
85294 Hwy. 101 S. – 997-8038
DVD of Weekly worship service available.
Pastor Randy Benscoter
FLORENCE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1318 Rhododendron Dr. –- 997-2523 – Worship at 11:00 AM
–- Sunday School at 9:30 AM –
Variety of Sunday evening activities - 5 PM
Wed. Bible & Children classes at 6:00 PM
Call for details.
Join Us In Worship
4 lines, approx 15 words,
$10 a week
4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
715 Q UINCE S TREET
F LORENCE , OR 97439
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THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
541.997.1994 | 888.968.4086
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m.
Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
To be included in this directory contact
the Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
“In Search of the Lord’s Way”
Sunday, 7:30 AM
KMTR Cable Channel 12
Western Lane Translator Channel 16.2
Then visit the
Florence church of Christ
and experience the joy and simplicity of
pre-denominational New Testament Worship. (Romans 16:16)
Bible Study: Sunday, 10:00 am
Worship: Sunday, 11:00 am
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1749 Highway 101 • 541-997-1200