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Governor Proclaims Community Bank Week; Activists Want Changes to Aerial Spraying; Fans Ired At Marshfield

Governor Proclaims Community Bank Week

Recognizing the important role community banks play in stimulating the local economy, Governor Brown announced a Community Bank Week that celebrates the contributions of local banking.  Oregon Pacific Bank President, Ron Green, says one of the benefits of community banking is the dedication the banks bring locally

“Small banks that have a vested interest in the success of those communities that they’re in are more apt to want to serve those communities.”

Green says smaller banks are less prevalent than they were prior to 2008 and that Governor Browns proclamation is a great reminder of the need of local banks

“As the pool of small banks continue to diminish it’s important to celebrate the role they play in the economy”

Ron Green will discuss more about the importance of community banks on Our Town this week.  Community bank week is the week of October 16th.

Activists Want Changes to Aerial Spraying

On Friday Activists that would like to see a county-wide ban on aerial pesticides dropped off stacks of signatures to the Lane County Clerk’s Office.  The Community Rights Lane County and the Lane county Freedom From Aerial Herbicides Alliance turned in almost 15,000 signatures in hopes of getting a measure on next year’s ballot that would eliminate aerial spraying in forests and near lakes and rivers.  A ban would affect logging and also agriculture in Lane County.  A similar ban in Lincoln County is currently being fought by growers and Loggers.  Supporters of this movement expect there will also be strong opposition in Lane County.

Fans Ired At Marshfield

During Last week’s volleyball match at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, several parents were asked to leave after becoming vocal about the officiating.  Siuslaw School Superintendent, Andy Grzeskowiak was aware of the situation and said that the school was awaiting more details from the Marshfield staff.  Grzeskowiak said the importance of decorum by our parents is essential.  He says that “If any issues are to be raised with the officials, it will be done by the head coach or the athletic director in a manner that is mature, respectful and that models proper behavior for our student-athletes.”  It was reported to Coast Radio that one parent was asked to leave the match and another was escorted by police and asked not to return to future athletic events at the school.