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COOS BAY

Vets promote medal awards: A local veterans organization, the Bay Area KOR-VETS, is hosting a gathering Saturday to help eligible Korean War veterans receive their Korean War Service Medal.

The medals will be awarded Sept. 29 at a Korean War Veterans Reunion and be presented by a retired Korean secretary of defense, Gen. Nam Pyo-Park.

To be eligible, veterans must have served at least 60 days of active duty between June 25, 1950, and July 25, 1953.

Those seeking the medal also must present their DD-214 form or a corrected version of a DD-215. The service medal also is available to widows and families of Korean War veterans as well as to families of those missing in action.

The gathering, called a "stand-down," will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Simpson Park.

For more information on receiving the medal, call Wayne Wolf at 756-2884.

Alumnus to speak: John Breuer, co-owner of a physical therapy and rehabilitation service with offices in Coos Bay, Coquille, Bandon, Gold Beach, Brookings and Florence, has been named Southwestern Oregon Community College's 2002 Distinguished Alumnus.

Breuer will be among the speakers at SWOCC's commencement ceremony Friday in the college's performing arts center.

He attended SWOCC from 1969 to 1970 as a physical education major. He received a bachelor of science degree in science and math from Southern Oregon College in Ashland and an advanced degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Before opening his business, he was director of rehabilitation at Bay Area Hospital. He lives in Coquille.

A former high school wrestling champion in Myrtle Point, he has been head wrestling coach at Coquille High School since 1991 and has been named Far West League wrestling coach of the year four times.

He received the Coquille Friends of Education award in 1991 and was named Bay Area Rotary Club citizen of the year in 1996.

Mentor program to start: A gender-based mentoring program designed to match college women with high school and middle school girls will be available this summer.

The program, titled Gaining Independence, Responsibility and Leadership Skills, or GIRLS, is being offered through Southwestern Oregon Community College and will run through the end of next school year.

A college representative said studies have shown that mentoring improves self-esteem, increases academic performance and decreases self-defeating behavior among those being mentored.

Middle school- or high school-age girls who are interested in the program can call 888-7001 for more information.

Blood donors needed: The American Red Cross will take blood donations today at St. Monica's, 357 S. Sixth St., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. They should drink plenty of noncaffeine fluids the day before donating and eat a meal before donating.

To make an appointment or for more information, phone 459-0440 or toll-free (800) 792-5682.

TODAY

Board of Commissioners - 11 a.m., Commissioner Pete DeMain's office, Courthouse, 250 N. Baxter St., Coquille. Executive (nonpublic) session to consult with labor negotiator; work session may follow. 396-3121, ext. 225.

Coos Bay-Bay Area Aglow - 9 a.m., Fellowship Hall, Coos Bay Foursquare Church, Fifth and Donnelly streets. "Your Words Have Power" address by Virginia Lucas. All women welcome. 756-2481 or 756-4029.

FRIDAY

Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Umpqua Room, Red Lion Inn, 1313 N. Bayshore Drive. Discussion of beachfront protective structures related to modifying state beaches and dunes goal; discussion of special legislative session with coastal legislators. 541-265-8918.

COTTAGE GROVE

Celebrate Flag Day: It all happens Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Elks Lodge No. 1904, 755 North River Road. Refreshments will be served and families are encouraged to attend a presentation on the history of the flag.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Two workshops offered: The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with ADAPT and the Holiday Inn Express, will offer two workshops Friday by Pauline Martel.

The first, from 10 a.m. to noon, will explore how employees respond to "bad news." The second, on managing paperwork, dealing with interruptions and maintaining a filing system, will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost of each workshop is $5. Sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. For more information or to register, phone 672-2648, ext. 24.

DRAIN

FRIDAY

North Douglas School Board - 6:30 p.m., Library, High School, 305 S. Main St. Executive (nonpublic) session to consider employment of a public officer. 836-2233.

DUNES CITY

TODAY

City Council - 7 p.m., Community Building, 82877 Spruce St., Westlake. Workers' compensation; municipal services certification; staff wage increase; Lane Council of Governments charter and agreement. 997-3338.

LAKESIDE

TODAY

City Council - 7 p.m., City Hall, 915 N. Lake Road. Extend sewer moratorium; new sewer ordinance; library amendment; fish passage grant; workers' compensation for volunteers. 759-3011.

LANE COUNTY

POW/MIA flag to fly: Beginning Friday, the U.S. and Oregon flags that fly over the Lane County Courthouse will be joined by a POW/MIA flag, which has been designated by Congress as a symbol of the nation's concern and commitment to military personnel held prisoner, missing or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.

A ceremony to introduce the new flag will be held at 9 a.m. at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza outside the courthouse at 125 E. Eighth Ave. in Eugene. For information, call the board of commissioners' office at 682-4203.

TODAY

County Hearings Official - 9 a.m., Main Floor, Harris Hall, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Appeal of planning director denial of Russell request for nonconforming use of auto repair shop at 27051 Highway 36, Cheshire. 682-3140.

Metropolitan Policy Committee - 11:30 a.m., Board Room, Lane Transit District headquarters, 3500 E. 17th Ave., Glenwood. 682-7407.

Transportation Planning Committee - 1:30 p.m., Board Room, Lane Transit District headquarters, 3500 E. 17th Ave., Glenwood. 682-4044.

LORANE

TODAY

Fire District Board - 7 p.m. budget hearing, 7:30 p.m. regular session, Fire Hall, Old Lorane Road. Building progress. 942-7539.

NEWPORT

College plans bond election : The Oregon Coast Community College Board has voted to put a bond issue on the Nov. 5 general election ballot to raise money for upgrading the college's facilities.

No bond amount was set but the board directed President Pat O'Conner to draft a ballot title and provide specific information on what new facilities might be included in the upgrade for consideration at a board meeting next month.

The vote came at a board meeting Monday.

Unlike the other 16 community colleges in the state, OCCC operates in rented facilities that O'Conner said are crowded and unsatisfactory.

"With the addition of new signature programs in aquarium sciences and other workforce-related occupations, our facilities are clearly inadequate for the work that needs to be done," he said. "Without the right tools, we can't do a proper job of serving the public."

Commencement address set: Carla Gray, university advocate and director of multicultural affairs at the University of Oregon, will speak at the Oregon Coast Community College graduation ceremonies tonight.

The ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the Newport Performing Arts Center.

REEDSPORT

Chain saw carvers to compete: Chain saw carvers from throughout the Western United States and Canada will compete in the Third Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Contest that starts today and runs through Sunday.

More than $6,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the judged competition. Contestants will also compete for for cash prizes in timed 75-minute "quick carve" contests each day.

The contest is the only sanctioned event of its kind in Oregon. The carving will be done from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily in Old Town Reedsport near the Umpqua Discovery Center.

There is no charge for spectators. Judging begins at 1 p.m. Sunday. Those watching the chips fly will have a chance to cast their vote for a "people's choice award."

YACHATS

TODAY

City Council - 2 p.m., Civic Meeting Room, Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101. Hearing and adoption for 2002-03 budget; parade permit for Chamber of Commerce; temporary license for use of city right of way for water line and pump. 547-3565.

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