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Community donates food, toys

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Abby Farmer is among a dozen students to unload donations at the Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank on Sunday.

The Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank received a huge Christmas gift of food donations Sunday thanks to community school children and parents.

Pickups backed into the shelters at Kalmiopsis Elementary School while Brookings-Harbor High School students loaded the donations gathered in each classroom. Three pickup beds were filled as well as a couple of SUVs.

The donations were hauled to the food bank on Hemlock Street where boxes and bags were unloaded and placed inside the building. 

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Elks Lodge sends gifts to needy families

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Diana Shammos of the U.S. Coast Guard carries a load of toys at the Brookings Elks Lodge Saturday.

The tables inside the Brookings Elks Lodge were overflowing with large, white plastic bags, each filled with toys or boxes of food, and in some cases both.

Each bag bore initials, representing the name of one of more than 338 needy families selected to receive the donated items. For some families, the toys are the only presents they will get for Christmas.

“We’re giving food and toys to families who don’t have anything,” said George Morrison, of the Brookings Elks Club 1934.

“A few years ago I gave a package to a woman and there were tears streaming down her face,” he said.  

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Dungeness crab season opens Jan. 4

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced that Dungeness crab are now safe for harvest, and the commercial season will open Jan. 4 along the entire Oregon Coast.

Crab boats will be permitted to set traps Jan. 1, three days prior to the official opening.

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Financial woes not deterring construction

Financial issues at Curry Health Network don’t seem to have deterred the USDA’s intentions to fund construction of the building in Gold Beach, CEO Ginny Razo said Tuesday.

“It was at the very top of my mind,” she said in regards to the November discovery that the district had less than two weeks cash on hand. “We’ve submitted our plan of correction and new cash-flow projections.”

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Former financial officer arrested in connection with vandalizing CEOs home

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Ken Landau

Former Curry Health Network Chief Financial Officer Ken Landau was arrested Sunday in connection with vandalism to the network’s CEO Ginny Razo’s house, which was spray painted last Friday.

Landau, 49, who is on administrative leave from the hospital, was identified from a photo taken at the scene, said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

Landau was booked at the Curry County Jail on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass, and was released.

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Curry Health Network CFO facing vandalism charges

Curry Health Network Chief Financial Officer Ken Landau was arrested Sunday in connection with vandalism to the network’s CEO Ginny Razo’s house, which was spray painted last Friday.

Landau, 49, who is on administrative leave from the hospital, was identified from a photo taken at the scene, said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

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Training imitates active-shooter event

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Officers carefully make their way down a hallway during Wednesday’s active shooter exercise in Brookings.

There’s nothing quite as terrifying as hiding under a counter, screaming for help, as bullets fly all around you and heavily armed men in combat helmets sneak down hallways.

That’s what about 20 Brookings-Harbor Christian School students experienced when they participated in a two-day mock mass casualty shooting training Wednesday and Thursday in a vacant medical building on Fifth Street.

“I’m excited — sort of,” said sixth-grader Sara Martin. “I used to live in Roseburg. My brother’s best friend locked the doors (against the shooter) in his math class.”

The Roseburg connection — a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in which 10 people were killed Oct. 1 — was what drove Brookings Police Sgt. Kelby McCrae to invite the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to hold a training in Curry County.

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Body found near the mouth of Smith River

The badly decomposed body of a man was discovered Friday morning near the mouth of the Smith River, but the condition of the body was too poor to identify him, California authorities said.

Curry County authorities traveled to the scene and determined the body is likely not that of a commercial fisherman, and Coos Bay resident, who was reported missing and last seen near the water at the Port of Brookings Harbor nearly a week ago.

“We’re 99 percent sure it’s not our guy,” said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

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Few details in probe of Curry County commissioner

The state Department of Justice continues its investigation into County Commissioner Tom Huxley’s complaint that fellow Commissioner David Brock Smith tampered with public records more than two years ago.

Justice department Deputy Chief Counsel Stephanie Tuttle this week declined to give details of the probe, saying the complaint is not public information, and that the agency will make an announcement if it decides to file charges.

There is no timeline as to when the investigation will conclude.

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Prison time for woman who stabbed husband

Gold Beach resident Linda Adams, 37, was sentenced to almost seven years in prison Tuesday after a jury found her guilty of breaking into her estranged husband’s house and stabbing him with a 10-inch-long kitchen knife June 3.

A jury spent two days last week in trial before finding Adams, formerly known as Linda Bracamonte, guilty of second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Beaman then sentenced her to 70 months in prison on the assault charge, 34 months for the burglary and 30 days on the criminal mischief charge. The Measure 11 charge required that the sentences be concurrent.

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