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Friends bid farewell to Curry County community icon Walt Schroeder

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Walt Schroeder, left, visits with his friends during Sunday’s farewell. The Pilot/Valliant Corley
GOLD BEACH – More than 200 people stopped by the Gold Beach Senior Center on Sunday to say goodbye to Walt and Sally Schroeder as they prepared to move from Gold Beach, where they had lived since Walt arrived as County Extension Agent about 45 years ago, to move to a retirement community in Dallas.

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Eclipse: What to expect in Brookings for Sunday event

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NASA diagram shows what causes an annular eclipse.
 

Overcast skies forecast for Curry County on Sunday may eclipse the solar eclipse that will reach its peak at 6:26 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly cloudy day Sunday, with a slight chance of showers that evening.

However, if the clouds part over the western horizon sometime between 5:08 and 7:35 p.m., viewers will get a glimpse of the first solar eclipse seen from the U.S. mainland in 18 years.

 

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Friends of Music presents sax, piano concert

 

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Ashu will perform saxophone during Sunday’s Friends of Music concert. The Pilot/Submitted photo

Friends of Music presents Ashu on saxophone and Kuang-Hao Huang on piano in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Calvary Assembly of God, 518 Fir St., Brookings.

At age 26, Ashu has established himself as a concert saxophonist by winning major competitions traditionally won by pianists and violinists.

Ashu was born and raised in California and began playing the saxophone at age 10 while growing up in Walnut Creek, Calif. He soon began entering competitions and found himself receiving a wide range of opportunities, including his recital debut, which took place at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, and his concerto debut, which took place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. 

 

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Two Brookings residents trek to Honduras to help improve living conditions

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Honduran volunteers scrape off old lettering on van.
Brookings residents Tim Stadelman and Valerie Cowan of Star of the Sea Catholic Church recently arrived home from a nine day mission trip to Honduras. 

Both have made trips to Central America every year, some years with a group. This year, Stadelman and Cowan helped a private school repaint a van, set up a computer lab and open a school.

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Greetings from America's Wild Rivers Coast

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Submitted photo/The Pilot
 

Quilts, greeting cards, limericks, interviews, food, music and, of course, lots of art displays during today’s (May 12) Second Saturday Art Walk.

Venues will be open from 4 to 7 p.m., although Ray’s Food Place will begin its special activities at 11 a.m. with Kids’ Mother’s Day Cake Decorating, which will continue until 4 p.m. In addition the store is hosting a Vendor Fair from 2 to 6 p.m.

Special events during the Art Walk kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Angi Christian gives a presentation on designing quilts at Sweet Pea Cafe.

 

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