Fatal Wreck Mapleton; Giving Tuesday; OCHS Santa Paws

Fatal Wreck Mapleton

Highway 36 at milepost 1 had to be closed for several hours yesterday as emergency responders were dispatched to a head on collision. one of the vehicles left the roadway and went into the Siuslaw River.  This happened about 12:26 yesterday.  According to Western Lane Fire and EMS two indviduals were transported to peace Harbor hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  It was also confirmed that there was one fatality.  Lane County dive team was called to assist with recovery.  A silver sedan and an SUV were involved in the wreck and the SUV left the roadway and was submerged in the river.  Oregon State Police are investigating and will release further details when the investigation is complete.  A wreck on Saturday on highway 126 closed the roadway for several hours as well.

Giving Tuesday

The Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation is joining in the celebration of Giving Tuesday.  November 28th is designated as a day of giving following the Thanksgiving holiday and several of the biggest shopping days.  The Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses gifts to support the not for profit hospital here in Florence.  The foundation has used gifts in the past to upgrade the emergency department as well as remodel the rehab and wellness center.  It also provides finances to upgrade facilities equipment and areas of greatest need in the hospital. If you would like to support Peace Harbor on giving Tuesday you can contact Missy Thompson at 541-902-6589 or by visiting peacehealth.org/foundation/Peace-harbor.  There is also a qr code attached to the Coast Radio Website.

OCHS Santa Paws

Furry family members got into the holiday spirit last week courtesy of the Oregon Coast Humane Society.  It was a chance to dress your pet up for Christmas and have their picture taken with Santa Clause… er, Santa Paws.

“We had a great turnout for the first one.  People should be getting their pictures this week.”

Elizabeth Thompson says that first photo op was at Mini Pet Mart.  If you missed it, don’t despair.  There are two more chances.  The first is Saturday, December 2nd at Florence Shipping Solutions next to Habitat for Humanity.

“And then Wednesday, December 13th.  And that one’s going to be at Mini Pet Mart again.  And each date is from ten A to 2 PM.”

Thompson says a suggested $20 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away.  They’ll also be gathering donations of pet food and supplies.