Truck Hits Motorcycle – Quince & 126; Ternyik Memorial Announced; Community Policing and Lemonade; Military Museum Announces New Hours

Truck Hits Motorcycle – Quince & 126

An accident with injuries blocked the intersection of Quince and Highway 126.  At about 2:10 yesterday afternoon a motorcycle was struck by a late model Red Chevy Silverado near the entrance to true value hardware.  The Silverado was turning west bound onto 126 from quince when it struck the motorcycle, which was traveling east bound, pinning it under the vehicle.  The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike and sustained injuries.  It appeared that it was mainly the lower right side of his body.  He was sitting up being attended to by paramedics from Western Lane Ambulance.  State Highway Patrol and Florence Police were also on the scene.

Ternyik Memorial Announced

A memorial service for former Florence mayor, city councilor, and port commissioner Wilbur Ternyik will be held Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the Florence Events Center.  Members of The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will open the service with a traditional drumming, followed by military honors presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Florence Oregon Post 3232.  A reception will follow.  The service is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Wilbur Ternyik was 92.

Community Policing and Lemonade

One of the great things about living in Florence is the community that is fostered between law enforcement and the public.  And nothing revealed it more than driving upon a lemonade stand with members of the Florence Police Department stopping to get a refreshing glass of lemonade.  Colton Baker, Denton Tipler and Steve Case were enjoying a moment away from the sirens and stresses of the day to patronize one of Florence’s newest business.  A lemonade stand on 15th and spruce.  Operated by Kilian and Aclaya.

“How long have you guys been selling lemonade out here? – A week at least and then last year we’ve done it for two months.  Do you make good money out here?  Uh hum!  You pay your taxes?  We have taxes? No at your age you probably don’t have taxes.  How much is the lemonade?  One Dollar.  Alright, cool thanks guys.”

Kilian and Aclaya’s mom said that they wanted money for things last year and she said the best way to get money is to find a way to earn it.  And with customers like the Florence police department it makes for good business and good community relations.

Military Museum Announces New Hours

The Oregon Coast Military Museum has announced that beginning May first it will be changing it’s hours in order to maximize staffing opportunities as well as provide a wider window for people that want to visit.  Cal Applebee says they are taking their cues from the Pioneer Museum, whom he says has a long history of success.  The museum will now be open Wednesday through Sunday from Noon  until 4 pm.

“And we know from some of our board members who have businesses in old town that it’s a better thing to open up later in the day.”

Applebee believes that the change will still be able to cover expenses and help in getting more volunteers involved with a shorter schedule.