School Bond Advisory Board Making Final Push; Rods and Rhodys; Deadly Wave Claims 2 Lives; Habitat Walk

School Bond Advisory Board Making Final Push

With the November election quickly approaching the Siuslaw School Bond Advisory Board is working on convincing the public of the need for a new school.  That will be an important discussion for the Siuslaw School Board this Wednesday when they meet for their board of directors meeting.  Over the past two months the Bond Advisor Committee has been holding special meetings on Thursday evening and also reaching out to community organizations to get the message out.  The schools position is that either a new school has to be built or upgrades to the current facilities has to be made.  After more than a year of study and conversation the school board has decided that the most cost effective approach is a new school, but after one bond failure, the board wants to ensure the public that they believe this is the best course of action.  The school will be getting an update on the process this Wednesday evening as the board meets for its September meeting.  This meeting is open to the public and will be at 6:30 pm at the school’s district office 2111 Oak Street.

Rods and Rhodys

It was a successful weekend overall for the Rods and Rhodys weekend according to several of the event coordinators.  The weekend began with the stand around show and shine that had about 100 participants.  The event was scheduled to go to 7 pm.  Throughout the evening cars came and went had begun to empty out after 5 pm.  There was some feedback from local residents that were looking for parking downtown as the chamber had reserved the west end of the Port of Siuslaw parking lot.  On Saturday visitors were treated to a flash mob featuring the Grease hit “You’re The One That I Want” complete with the pink ladies.  In time for the event this year, Travel Oregon has released a statement that it is developing its 2 year strategic plan for 2019 through 2021 and would like input in the way of a survey.  To take part in the survey you can find the link through the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s website,

Deadly Wave Claims 2 Lives

A deadly accident over the weekend in Depoe Bay reminds people of the dangers of being on the beach.  A Man and his wife were pulled from the waters off the coast near the Rocky creek State Park yesterday aftrernoon.  The couple were foraging for mussels when a rogue wave caught them and swept them out to sea.  The Coast Guard Air Station at North Bend responded to help in search and rescue efforts.  The couple were retrieved from the waters, but were unresponsive.  According to the Coast Guard the couple had recently moved here from China and they were working to notify next of kin.  The waters along the coast are dangerous and people must always be aware of the possibility of sneaker waves and of large pieces of debris that may accompany them.

Habitat Walk

This Saturday is the annual Habitat for Humanity Beach walk.  It is about a 2 mile walk and fundraiser for the non-profit.  It begins at 9 am on the north jetty and finishes at the Driftwood shores Resort.  Where participants can enjoy live music and refreshments.