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The film, “GMO OMG” will be shown

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments Print

The film, “GMO OMG” will be shown at @7:00 pm on October 21st at the North Bend Library and on October 28th at the Coos Bay Library. These FREE showings are jointly sponsored by the Coos Head Food Co-op and the Coquille Valley Seed Library. GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) are engineered in labs, created by […]

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Home Rule Charter

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments Print

Dear Editor – There is no Season like Political Season to bring out the Chicken Littles among us. If every sky fell that these cluckers say is going to fall, we’d be in darkness. But we’re not. Life goes on. And yes, the sun will rise in the East on November Fifth, regardless. So, just […]

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Money and pot, pot and money

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong Anticipating that the voters of Oregon will vote to legalize Marijuana use this November, cities and counties are falling all over themselves trying to capitalize on drug sales by taxing Marijuana, even the Lakeside city council is exploring this. Never mind all the evidence of Marijuana’s harmful effects, never mind the […]

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Take control

Oct 06, 2014 No Comments Print

Dear Editor, It is time for Coos County citizens to take control and stop the giving away and selling cheaply of our assets. It is time for the citizens to stop allowing the giving control of our assets and property tax monies to the control of private organizations and unelected paid Administrators. It is time […]

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Why Do Coos County Citizens Need and Deserve ‘This’ “Voice Of The Voters” Home Rule Charter?

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Jaye Bell Dear Editor, Why Do Coos County Citizens Need and Deserve ‘This’ “Voice Of The Voters” Home Rule Charter? This Great Nation was built on a Constitutional Republic form of government. This means we were given a government where we ELECT our REPRESENTATIVES and they have CHECKS and BALANCES. Our federal and […]

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Floats, do you know where they are?

Sep 17, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by James Edwards For over forty years, Don and Juanita Troxell lived on South Tenmile lake not far out of town. During all those years, they never had anything stolen by theives. Last year, they bought a home in Lakeside, and within just a few months, they were visited by theives who stole two […]

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Are you prepared for a impending catastrophic earthquake on the Oregon Coast?

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments Print

Editorial by Michael Armstrong News reports of impending catastrophic earthquake on the Oregon Coast are increasing. A full-page article in the September 7, 2014 Register Guard “Disaster Lurks Under The Pacific” delve into the preparedness of Japan as opposed to the Pacific Northwest. A full page of statistics and information, well worth the read. Professor […]

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“We the People”

Aug 26, 2014 1 Comment Print

Editorial by Merv Cloe “We the People” is the way the preamble to our Constitution starts. I always liked the sound of that, but where have “We the People” gone? Some no longer vote or consider the need to participate in any way. Only a Few will become candidates to serve in political positions. The […]

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Has the Lakeside City Council forgotten its responsibilities and relinquished its power?

Aug 18, 2014 3 Comments

Editorial by Elaine Armstrong Stament made to the city council: At a special council meeting on July 24, 2014 City Recorder/Manager Curtis Kelling made a recommendation to this council to approve an 11-page agreement for professional services with John Waddill to be our city engineer for services, not to exceed $100,000 unless directed in writing […]

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Wulfy Beach set back

Aug 05, 2014 No Comments

Editorial by Michael Armstrong In what had to be the quickest Lakeside special council meeting ever held, Mayor Warner asked in successive order, motions to reject all bids submitted for Wulfy Beach Electrical/Plumbing and Wulfy Beach Excavation. Both motions to reject passed unanimously, without discussion. Reason to reject stated by the mayor was that all […]

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