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Volunteers keep park in pristine condition

 

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Azalea Park Foundation Board members Shirley Hyatt and Gil Kirk are among many volunteers who keep the park in pristine condition. Pilot file photo
Each year, throngs of visitors and locals visit the Azalea Park – for very good reason: It is truly the “jewel” of Brookings.

But, what if, nearly 20 years ago, some people hadn’t walked the area – then littered with old tires, batteries tangled in a mass of brambles – and asked, “What if we cleaned this up, rescued the native Azaleas and planted a series of gardens? And what if we did it all without charging the city of Brookings a single penny?” 

 

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Church members sew clothes for third-world children

 

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Marilyn Nolte, left, Cheryl Olson and Sandra Cass make dresses from pillowcases. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Snip, hiss, hum went the scissors, irons and sewing machines last Saturday afternoon at Living Waters Foursquare Church as women cut fabric, ironed it, and sewed it into dresses, skirt sets and pants.

These particular clothes are for children in Appalachia, Ghana, Nicaragua and Uganda. 

The clothes are being made as part of Dress a Girl Around the World, a ministry sponsored by the nonprofit Hope 4 Women International. Dress a Girl works to clothe women and children.

 

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Lincoln Day Dinner planned for Feb. 11

 The Curry County Republican Central Committee has scheduled its annual Lincoln Day Dinner for Feb. 11.

The dinner is part of Lincoln Day celebrations throughout the United States in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.

The dinner will be at the Best Western Beachfront Inn  conference center, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. Check-in time is 4:30 p.m., followed by a social hour. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

 

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PACKY Awards: Chetco Pelican Players honor the best of 2011

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Teri MacGregor is joyful after receiving an award for her role in “Fuddy Meers.” The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
 

More than two decades ago, the Chetco Pelican Players was established and soon afterward, began presenting awards known as the PACKY – Performing Arts Center Krazy Year.

Although the Players now have its shows at the Chetco Playhouse, the words in the award title, Krazy Year, still apply.

The 2011 season was plagued with schedule changes, faced with show cancellations and had more thespians die than any previous season, yet the theater group managed to pull it off, with most of the shows receiving several awards.

 

 

 

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Chetco Pelican Players set to open 2012 season

 The Chetco Pelican Players will be offering a Valentine’s Day treat during February when it presents “Cupid and Psyche.”

The show opens Friday, Feb. 3 and will be performed for three weekends at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A special performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“Cupid & Psyche” is a romantic comedy adapted from an ancient Greek myth that explores the double-edged sword of love and doubt. 

 

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