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Brookings resident creates revolutionary invention for popular firearm

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The Cammer Hammer (insert) reduces the required rack slide force of the popular 1911 pistol by nearly one-third, according to local inventor Bruce Cockerham.

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

For Brookings resident Bruce Cockerham and his longtime friend and business partner Robert Corkrean, that creed is all too true.

The duo has finalized a patent and created successful prototypes for an invention that cures a decades old ailment and revolutionizes one of the most popular handguns of the past century.

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Chet’s Garden Center opens in Brookings

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Cliff and Roxanne Bennett, right, with employee, Jane McClain, bring decades of garden experience to their new store at 301 Oak Street.

Cliff and Roxanne Bennett are the latest additions to the growing list of business owners opening stores in Brookings.

The owners of Chet’s Garden Center, located at 301 Oak Street, were rushing around, arranging garden sculptures, sweeping and unloading truckloads full of plants in preparation for their unofficial opening on Friday. They will hold their grand opening in a few weeks.

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Final day for Readers' Choice voting

 

Monday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for casting ballots in the 2015 Readers Choice Awards.

The annual promotion by the Curry Coastal Pilot and Del Norte Triplicate asks readers to tell us about their favorite people, places, businesses and services on the Wild Rivers Coast.

To cast your ballot, use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/READERSCHOICE2015?website=ccparticle 


Surf shop opens in Brookings

Logan Calcote is an avid surfer. So, after meeting some like-minded people in the Brookings-Harbor area and realizing there was a need for a business that offered quality new and used surf gear, Calcote seized an opportunity to open the Southern Oregon Surf Company.

Located at 519 Chetco Avenue (entrance on Art Walk Alley) in Brookings, the Southern Oregon Surf Company offers new and used surfboards, kayaks, paddleboards, wetsuits and gear essential to any watersports enthusiast.

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New Harbor Cafe draws enthusiastic crowd during soft opening Sunday

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Michael Cresci, chef and owner of Harbor Cafe, serves food during a soft opening for an invitation-only crowd Sunday.

Big miles and high-fives greeted Michael Cresci, head chef and owner of the new Harbor Cafe, on Sunday.

The cafe, at Highway 101 and Hoffeldt Avenue in Harbor, held a soft opening to solicit advice from the people who love food most — potential customers. Cresci opened for business Tuesday for breakfast and lunch.

“People are loving the food,” he said, shaking the hand of a guest Sunday. “They’re saying it’s fresh and light, it’s not priced too aggressively.” 

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McMillens open art gallery and gift shop

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Randy McMilllen, above, and his wife Kate open the McMillen Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop on the Oregon/California border.

Just south of the Oregon state line and perched on Highway 101, Randy and Kate McMillen cut the ribbons for the gift shop portion of their new business, the McMillen Art Gallery, Studio, and Gift Shop. 

Twenty visitors and friends joined them for appetizers and drinks on Nov. 7, and browsed the intricate artwork lining the walls.

The McMillens started their gallery in April. Since then, Kate has been developing the gift shop, and has turned it into a cozy haven for Oregon talent. The gallery currently shows seven other artists. 

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Kime opens ‘Life’s a Beach’ after school program

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Fomer Kalmiopsis Elementary School teacher Marci Kime offers a low-cost program that includes snacks, reading and help with homework.

Just after 2 p.m. on school days, a bus delivers Kalmiopsis Elementary School students to the new “Life’s a Beach” After School Program, where they  they will spend the rest of the afternoon with former teacher Marcy Kime.

Kime, standing in a corner filled with colorful art supplies, tubs of sports equipment, and shelves full of children’s books, lays out napkins and a stack of saltine crackers at each child’s spot, preparing for the afternoon. 

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Customer appreciation deals happening at Smokehouse on 101 beginning Friday

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Smokehouse on 101 is located at 15657 U.S. Highway 101 in Harbor.
 

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday evening, the Smokehouse on 101 restaurant will be hosting an all-ages “Locals Grand Opening” weekend.

Festivities include a Halloween party costume contest, karaoke with live DJ, and customer appreciation days where all meals receive 10-percent discounts through Sunday evening. Several door prizes will also be awarded during the event.

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  • Asian shares edge down on U.S. rate hike bets
    Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair rekindled expectations that the Fed is on track to hike interest rates. Activity was likely to be thin this session, as UK and U.S. markets are shut on Monday for the Spring Bank Holiday and Memorial Day respectively. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent in early trade.
  • Oil prices edge up on firm Asian, U.S. demand
    Crude oil futures edged up on Monday, buoyed by healthy Asian appetite and demand from the U.S. driving season. U.S. crude prices were up 14 cents at $59.86 a barrel. "Global oil demand continues to surprise to the upside, with April data showing no signs of slowdown despite a pick-up in prices," Energy Aspects said.
  • Iran says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling: Mehr news agency
    OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. "Lowering OPEC's production ceiling requires consensus between all members ... under current conditions it seems unlikely that the OPEC production ceiling will change," Zanganeh was quoted as saying. Last month, Zanganeh said the producing group should cut its target daily crude production by at least 5 percent, or approximately 1.5 million barrels per day.

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