Port of Siuslaw

School Board Meeting; TRC Job Fair; Siuslaw Awards; Hoedown; Flu Report

School Board Meeting

This Wednesday evening the Siuslaw School Board will meet for its monthly meeting.  On the agenda will be the second reading of Policies for Adoption including topics such as compulsory attendance, standards of conduct for board members, reporting of suspected abuse of a child and the reporting of suspected sexual conduct with students.  The board also expects to appoint budget committee members to vacant posts.  There are currently 3 open positions and the board is accepting applications through tomorrow evening.  School board meetings are held at 2111 Oak Street at 6:30 pm.

TRC Job Fair

39 businesses and non-profits will take part in the 5th annual Three Rivers Casino Resort Job fair.  The March 5th event is expected to grow even more with over 40 businesses with full time, part time and summer job opportunities for adults and youth in the Florence area.  Attendance for the event is free and will be held at Three Rivers Event Center.  Businesses that would like to take part in the event still have time to register by contacting Pam Hickson at Three Rivers Casino Resort.  Booth space is also free.

Siuslaw Awards

This Wednesday evening will be the annual Siuslaw Awards celebrating businesses and individuals throughout the Florence community.  The Florence First Citizen and Future First Citizen will also be announced.  The gala will be at the Florence event center from 5:30 until 8 pm and tickets for the event close today they are $35.00.

Country Hoedown

If you don’t yet have plans for Valentine’s day there is a Country Music Hoedown scheduled for Saturday the 15th.  Amy Clawson, Jessie Leigh and Dan Harmon will be performing at the Florence event center and it won’t just be music…there will be dancing and food and beverages available for purchase.

Flu Report

Reported flu and flu like cases have leveled off for the state according to the Oregon Health Authority.  Emergency room visits are at about three percent for of all flu-like cases reported down from a 6 percent reporting 3 weeks ago.  The largest amount of reportings are still in the Portland Metro area with Central and Coastal Oregon having fewer cases, but more of the cases testing positive.  29% of cases in central Oregon have tested positive, but only 501 tests for flu like symptoms have occurred.