Father Pleas for Daughter’s Safe Return

A Plea from the father of a 12 year old runaway asks that communities around the state be on the lookout for his 12 year old daughter and her 16 year old step sister.  Justin Young of Florence says that notes were left by both girls stating their intentions to run away, but the notes seemed very cryptic.  Young says the girls had the opportunity to bond over the summer break and that it was not clear as to why his daughter decided to go along.

“One note makes it sound like a last minute addition and one note makes it sound like that was her plan so we would look for Jenna.”

Young said in one of the notes the 16 year old stated her intentions to run away after having been caught and returned home from a previous attempt.  He says that he has been on the road trying to track down the two girls and believes that the girls stopped in Winston for gas and is hoping there is video evidence that confirms that.  Young says people can call 911 if they see the two girls traveling together and he prays for their safe return.

“ We miss her and I know that Allison’s family misses her and we just, we just want’em home.”

The Girls have been on the run since Sunday evening.

North Jetty Parking to Close

Coming up this Monday, October 1st, the North Jetty area managed by Oregon State Parks located off of Rhododendron drive will be closed to vehicle access. The area will be closed for parking lot maintenance.    The gate east of the first parking lot will be Sunday evening beginning at 8 P.M..  Work is expected to be completed by Monday evening. Once work is complete the gate will be opened and vehicles will be able to access the parking areas.

Scholarship Event

Siuslaw and Mapleton High Schools are offering juniors, seniors, parents and guardians the opportunity to meet with local scholarship providers, attend mini seminars, and receive a free flash drive pre-loaded with local scholarship applications!   The event will be Monday evening October 8th in the Siuslaw High School Commons. From 6-8:30 pm.  The event is catered by the Siuslaw Culinary Program and is sponsored by Western Lane Community Foundation and ASPIRE.