OPB Announces Expansion Plan; Postal Carrier Food Drive; Filing Day For City Elections; Dinner Cancelled

OPB Announces Expansion Plan

Oregon Pacific Bank has announced plans for growth in the Eugene/Springfield market.  OPB has hired eight new employees adding to the bank’s Eugene office.  President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank Ron Green says the new hires come with an enormous amount of local experience, client-centric hearts, and a strong team-first mentality.  The bank has been operating in the Eugene market since 2015 from a professional suite in the Eugene’s Citizen building but is actively seeking out a stand alone branch in downtown Eugene with an intent of opening a new branch by year’s end.  Green says the expansion into Eugene allows them to build on the successes of the bank and to make significant investments into the communities the bank serves with the ultimate goal of making a difference in the lives of their customers and the community.

Postal Carrier Food Drive

This weekend is the postal carriers Stamp Our Hunger food drive.  On Saturday, people can leave nonperishable food items in bags or boxes near their mailboxes and their letter carriers will pick them up. Stamp Out Hunger, now in its 26th year, is the country’s largest single-day food drive of the year. Kevin McKinstry says it is extra work for them, but well worth it.


201: “It’s just a great outpouring, and it’s awesome to just drive up to mailboxes or walk to mailboxes and see that bag of food sitting at the box and waiting for us to take.”

 Statistics show that over half a million Oregonians are not sure where their next meal will come from and 200 thousand of those are children.  The statewide goal for Oregon this year is 1.2 million pounds of food.

Filing Day For City Elections

If you have ever considered holding an office on the Florence City Council, the first day to file for office will be on Wednesday May 30th.  The office of mayor and two city council positions are coming to term and interested parties are encouraged to pick up forms and filing information at the city recorder’s office or by calling the city at 997-3437.  In order to qualify for the positions you must have lived within the city limits for at least a year and are a registered voter.

Dinner Cancelled

Organizers of a dinner and gathering featuring the Wycliffe Bible translators have announced that the event at the Florence Seventh Day Adventist church on May 14th has been cancelled.  There is no current plan to reschedule the event.