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Shadow Day for Students; Weather Spotter Training; Gas Still Going Up; School Pantry in Need

Shadow Day for Students

The City of Florence Community and Economic Development Committee will learn about a special shadow day bringing together students and professionals to help shed light on the job opportunities that are possible in Florence.  At their meeting at 3:30 this Thursday the committee will hear from members of the Siuslaw School district and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.  City Manager Erin Reynolds:

“Students and the business community to come together and find out a little bit more about each other and hopefully further a student’s career in an industry that interests them.”

The Job Shadow Day will occur in February.  Businesses will have an opportunity to participate by hosting a student.  A business will need to turn in a description of the shadow position and a signed agreement form by December 2nd.

Weather Spotter Training

The National Weather Service in Portland is offering SKYWARN  Weather Spotter Training for individuals that are interested.  The spotter program is a network of volunteers trained in identifying irregular weather events.  Training will cover cloud identification, gauging rainfall, measuring hailstones and more.  The training will occur at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Station at 2625 Highway 101 from 11:30 until 1:00 pm this Saturday.

Gas Still Going Up

Another uptick in gasoline prices occurred over the weekend as Florence takes another hit at the pumps.  The average price of regular gas jumped to $3.10 a gallon another 6 cent jump.  Despite forecasts of a reduction in price, outlets are still reeling from downed refineries.  Forecasters say prices should stabilize and even reduce in the coming weeks, but that will depend on supply rates falling as new loads of gas reach Florence.

School Pantry in Need

Siuslaw School’s pantry that services homeless and under housed students is in need of items.  Snack items that are high in protein like beef sticks, nuts, peanut butter crackers and protein bars would be helpful.  Items can be dropped off at Roby’s or at the high school.  This is a continual need for students that do not have access to regular meals.