Public Opinion Survey for Water Decisions

Here’s a Democracy in Action request for you…

A group of people called Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership are seeking to hear from residents of our coastal neighborhoods about our values, opinions, ideas, concerns, and priorities for water. Meetings are open to interested people. 

Your ideas and values may be different from what public works or City Council’s views are. Now’s the time to let them know if you value clean drinking water for public use, wildlife, and aquatics. Millions of gallons per day go from the Siletz River to the Koch-owned GP mill that uses the water, leaving it unusable with toxic chemicals, and put into the ocean offshore Nye Beach.

This SURVEY* should take you a few minutes to fill out. Please pass it on to your family and friends. 
SURVEYS ARE DUE BEFORE NOVEMBER 30!

*If you want to pick up or return a paper copy, check out these locations:

  • Lincoln City Driftwood Library (801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City, OR 97367)
  • Waldport Public Library (460 Hemlock, Waldport, OR 97394)
  • Siletz Public Library (255 S. Gaither St., Siletz, OR 97380)
  • Newport City Hall Public Works Desk (169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365)

Nursing Scholarships Available

Source: So you want to be a nurse???….. – News Lincoln County

So you want to be a nurse?

Nursing Scholarships Available!

Applications are now being accepted for the Gribler Loving Trust Nursing Scholarship, administered by the Pacific Communities Health District (PCHD) Foundation. Recipients must be residents of Lincoln County and enrolled in accredited nursing programs. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for tuition and books.

Eligibility requirements include completing prerequisite courses and enrolling in an accredited nursing program the year of the award. The recipient must also sign an agreement to work within Samaritan Pacific Health Services for up to two years upon graduation if a position is available and offered. Additional consideration will be given for experience in the medical field, such as Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Former Newport residents Bill and Olga Gribler exhibited their love and generosity for the local community by establishing this scholarship to address the ongoing need for quality nurses in this rural area. Bill Gribler taught music and entertained throughout the community on the piano, violin and accordion. Olga Gribler worked for a telephone company and later the Bank of Newport.

Applications are due on July 31. Application packets are available at samhealth.org/pchdf. For additional information, contact the PCHD Foundation office at (541) 574-4745.

WIC Helps Lincoln County

“The Oregon Health Authority’s recently released local WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) data highlights the impact Lincoln County WIC had on the community in 2017. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.”

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Source: WIC Helps Lincoln County | oregoncoastdailynews