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Waldport High School MOWDOWN!!! Lawn Mower Drag Racing—This Weekend in Downtown Waldport!

Waldport High School MOWDOWN
Lawn Mower Drag Racing—
This Weekend in Downtown Waldport!
Saturday May 30th
Races begin at 12:00 noon!

WHS Mowdown GraphicA community event for the whole family!

Come on down to cheer on students, family and friends, as they take to the track in fun-filled, high speed lawn mower racing!

The event features customized lawn mowers modified and fabricated by Waldport High School students, guided by WHS shop teacher Daniel Wirick.

Bring your folding chairs, enjoy burgers and drinks at the concession stand sponsored by Central Oregon Coast Fire + Rescue, or sip a fruity sno-cone!

Have a lawnmower and want to take it for a spin on the tracks? Register your vehicle at 8:00 am for a day of racing fun!

The MOWDOWN is happening at the corner of Hemlock and lower Crestline Drive in downtown Waldport. Parking provided at Seashore Family Literacy Center.

For more information, contact Waldport High School 541-563-3243 or

WHS High School Local Artists!!

WHS Watercolor PaintingWHS Animal PortraitWHS Abstract Sculpture

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Shelter Me Week

SeashoreDuring the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting held May 13th, Sentila Mckinley, of Seashore Family Literacy Center appeared before the County Commissioners to proclaim, this week as “Shelter Me Week,” for Lincoln County. The proclamation states that the community join together to provide essential needs to local families and the greater community to acknowledge there isn’t sufficient affordable housing available in the county.

There needs to be more support for local families and activities to help children thrive. Approximately 10% of the children in Lincoln County have been identified as being homeless. Instability of living situations affect the education, relationships and overall development of the children. During the presentation a video was presented with the children of Seashore sharing what people can do to help the situation. Continue reading

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18th Annual Waldport Family Fishing Event Saturday

The 2014 fishing event at Eckman Lake on the new dock funded by an ODFW Restoration and Enhancement grant with help from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The 2014 fishing event at Eckman Lake on the new dock funded by an ODFW Restoration and Enhancement grant with help from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Family fishing is coming to Waldport on Saturday, May 16 when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and First Baptist Church of Waldport host a free fishing event at Eckman Lake. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youth ages 17 and younger.  Each participant will be able to catch two rainbow trout from the fish enclosure and fishing gear and instruction will be provided free of charge. 

“We’re pleased to be working with the First Baptist Church to bring the 18th annual Eckman Fishing Derby to Waldport,” said Christine Clapp, ODFW Biologist. “This is a great opportunity to take your kids fishing and make memories that will last a lifetime.” In addition to family fishing, there will also be a carnival at the event, complete with bouncy house, cotton candy and lots of other fun activities.  Kids can also make their own fishing lures and flies, get some extra cast practice with a backyard game, and learn about fish anatomy and physiology while volunteers clean their catch.

Eckman Lake is located about 2.5 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34. The family fishing area will be set up at Nelson State Recreation Area across from the First Baptist Church parking lot. The event is open to everyone, and no pre-registration is required. Anglers 13 years old and younger do not need a fishing license. Anglers 14-17 years of age will need a juvenile fishing license, which can be purchased for $9 at any ODFW license agent, ODFW office or on-line at ODFW’s website ( Licenses will not be sold at the event.

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Oregon Celebrates STEM Week

NEW STEM Hub logoOregon has declared this week as Science Technology Engineering and Math or STEM week. STEM Week Oregon involves students, educators and communities across Oregon. It is a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage young people in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math. The event runs through May 10. There are some events and activities going on this week to celebrate.

The Oregon Coast Stem Hub is sponsoring a few events tonight including the launch of Waldport High School’s new vision for their STEAM programs, which include the arts. Exciting things are happening at Waldport High School, and all South County residents are invited to learn more about it, at a community event planned for 6:30 p.m tonight at the school. Staff will roll out the vision for Waldport High School and discuss the new opportunities that will be available to students next year. Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate Animal Abuse Case

LCSOOn April 22 just after 5pm Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a dog being dragged by a vehicle on East Eckman Creek Road in Waldport. The caller reported a blue Chevrolet S10 pickup occupied by two males was southbound on Eckman Creek Road dragging a dog tied to a rope attached to the inside of the pickup bed.

The dog was reportedly dragged on the roadway for approximately two miles while the caller made several attempts at alerting the driver. The dog finally slipped loose from the rope and came to rest in the roadway. The truck continued southbound away from the scene. The caller stopped to assist the dog and remained on scene until deputies arrived. Continue reading

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Art Show Sale To Help Seashore Family Literacy


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April 18, 2015 · 11:30 am

County Assessments In Toledo and Siletz

Lincoln County bannerLincoln County Assessor’s Office will be conducting a physical reappraisal of all residential properties within the cities of Toledo and Siletz. County Appraisers will be driving marked vehicles and carrying Assessors Office identification. Physical reappraisals are routinely conducted to update the Lincoln County assessment records and maintain equitable assessments. The reappraised values in Toledo and Siletz will be reflected on the 2015-16 tax roll which will be mailed in late October 2015.

Appraisal and assessment questions may be directed to the appraisal staff or the Chief Appraiser at (541) 265-4102. The Assessor’s counter will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The computer terminal access in the second floor hallway outside the Assessor’s Office will also be available Monday through Friday 8:30 am through 5:00 pm. Access to Assessor’s Office maps and prior years value information continues to be available on the Assessors web page at

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