Youth At Large
Authorities are still searching for an 18 year old male that left Camp Florence on Thanksgiving evening. Ethan Bright was serving out his sentence for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary. Bright was remanded to custody in 2018 and was believed to be making progress in his treatment and reformation according to the Oregon Youth Authority. Benjamin Chambers, a spokesperson with OYA, and asks the community to be on the lookout for the youth and call 911 if he is seen.
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit just north of Port Orford over the weekend. Although there has been a rash of quakes in recent months in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast, this was the first inland quake to register. There were no reports of damage. The quake hit late Friday evening.
Festival Of Trees
Last night the community came out to support the Oregon Coast Military Museum for the annual Florence Festival of Trees. The numbers are not in on just how much money was raised, but dozens of trees were auctioned off with some going for as much as $1400.00 and one tree was won at bid at $375 and was re-donated to the event and garnered another $675.00 at its second auction. Attendees enjoyed a prime rib dinner and local businesses and individuals created desserts for auction. The Oregon Coast Military Museum will celebrate its 5th year in 2020.
Family Movie Night
The Florence Kiwanis club will be sponsoring the Kiwanis Very Merry Family Movie Night on December 16th at City Lights Cinemas. There will be two showings of The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks at 4 and again at 7pm. The event is free to the public but you must get your tickets at the City Lights Cinemas box office. There will be free cookies and kids will get free hot chocolate provided by Dutch Bros.