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Gold Beach student wins Best in Show at Coos Art Museum competition

Jake Buffington’s ceramic sculpture titled “Assembly Line” received the Best in Show award at Coos Art Museum’s VISION 2013 competition.

Jake Buffington, a senior at Gold Beach High School, just won a free, two-year ride to college and $250 cash.

“My teacher tracked me down at work to tell me the news,” he said. “It was awesome.”

Buffington, under the tutelage of art instructor Jennifer Miller, took Best of Show for his ceramic sculpture titled “Assembly Line” in the VISION 2013 competition, underwritten by the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation.


Applauding firefighters

Harbor Fire Department volunteers pose for a picture. The Pilot/Jane Stebbins
An emotional John Brazil recognized his volunteer crew of the Harbor Fire Department, citing their dedication, bravery and professionalism at the department’s annual awards banquet Sunday.

“We’re pretty proud of our organization,” Chief Brazil said of the 24 volunteer members. “Each of them brings something to the table.”


Lovely days in the middle of winter

Sunny weather creates a perfect environment for fishing as well as strolling on Harris Beach. Photo courtesy Chris Vogert
Sunny weather creates a perfect environment for fishing as well as strolling on Harris Beach. Photo courtesy Chris Vogert

Honor bound: Three vocal students taking part in honors choir conference this weekend

Alissia Evans, top, will be participating the All-Northwest choir while Matthew Raleigh and Diondre Runyan will be traveling to the All-State choir.
Three Brookings-Harbor High School choir members will be joining an elite group of singers when they perform in an upcoming concert in Portland.

Alyssia Evans will be performing with the All Northwest choir and Diondre Runyon and Matthew Raleigh will be taking part in the All-State choir. All performances will take place Sunday, Feb. 17.


Community icons married 65 years

Polly, left, and Dick Keusink Submitted photo
“It takes patience on both sides to last 65 years,” Polly Keusink said at the recent Elks Club celebration honoring the anniversary of the Dec. 27, 1947, marriage of 17-year-old Polly Hursley and Richard Keusink, who was 26. 

It’s not surprising that the Keusinks’ anniversary celebration was so well attended. After all, they supplied the community with all the latest news for many years, plus openly sharing their business relationship. 


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