The Columbia press. (Astoria, Or.) 1949-current, July 10, 2020, Page 8, Image 8

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    July 10, 2020
T he C olumbia P ress
This weekend and beyond
Church plans
old-time revival
Relay to honor survivors virtually
A virtual Luminaria Cer-
emony to honor loved ones
lost to cancer will be held
from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Satur-
day, July 11. The ceremony
also honors those still fight-
ing to survive.
“We need you to help us
light up the night with hope
and share our love, our
hearts and our spirits in
honoring cancer survivors
and let them know that we
are here for them,” writes
Laura Parvi, an organizer
with Clatsop County Relay
for Life.
Participants are asked to
make a $5 donation for a
luminary bag, which can be
lit on the porch during cer-
emony hours, sending the
community a virtual hug and
letting them know they’re not
To participate, send an
email to Parvi at lauraann-
Anchor Baptist Church
plans an eight-day Old-Fash-
ioned Gospel Tent Meeting.
Service times are at 1 and
7 p.m. on Sundays, July 12
and 19, and at 7 p.m. Monday
through Saturday of the week
The event is free and host-
ed by Anchor’s pastor, Kevin
Byers, and includes preach-
ers and speakers from eight
churches in Oregon and
The tent will be at 809 W.
Marine Drive with park-
ing available at the church,
and at Dairy Queen, Astoria
Cleaners and Re/Max.
Participants must bring a
mask; hand sanitizer and
touch thermometers will be
used to ensure attendees will
be safe.
More information is avail-
able by calling Pastor Byers
at 503-440-5558.
New book club
geared to leaders Cooking class for
A biweekly virtual book
club hosted by David Reid
kicks off July 15.
The Books & Brews: Lead-
ership Book Club is read-
ing “Dare to Lead” by Brene
Club host Reid is executive
director of the Astoria-War-
renton Area Chamber of
Commerce. The group will
meet on Zoom from 4 to 5
p.m. every other Wednes-
Each week, Reid will host
the discussion from a lo-
cal business that serves fine
brews, organizers said.
To sign up, call the Clatsop
Small Business Development
Center at 503-338-2402.
those with cancer
A free cooking class for
cancer patients who are
newly diagnosed, in treat-
ment or who have recently
completed treatment will
be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tues-
day, July 21, at the North
Coast Food Webb, 577 18th
St., Astoria.
The class is co-sponsored
by the CMH-Knight Cancer
Collaborative and open to
support persons.
Registration is required
by calling 503-338-4520.
Classes can accommodate
those with restricted mobil-
ity or dietary issues, with
State improves health benefits application process
Oregon Department of Hu- upgraded the system resi-
man Services and Oregon dents use to apply for health
Health Authority recently coverage.
The upgrade is the first
milestone in a larger project
to make it easier to apply.
The application can be
found on the Oregon Health
Plan’s website. Residents
also can call 800-699-9075.
The Oregon ONE system
will continue to be upgraded,
in phases, through February.
Once the system is fully
updated, Oregonians will be
able to use a single online
application to apply for cash,
child care, food and medical
“This upgrade is just the
first step in improving the
way the state delivers health
and human services benefits
to Oregonians and their fam-
ilies,” DHS Director Fariborz
Pakseresht said.