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Missing woman found alive near Ransom Creek

Police search area near Ransom Creek for missing woman.
 

The woman missing since yesterday was found alive in the area of Ransom Creek near the intersections of Brook Lane and Timberline Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

Metha Christensen, 83, went missing yesterday afternoon and had last been seen sweeping the sidewalk near the house where she was visiting relatives.  

Brookings Police Department, Curry County Sheriff's Office and Brookings Fire Department all responded to help find the missing woman.

Searchers converged on the site after a  broom was found in the brush near Ransom Creek by a community member. Police then spread out of the area from there and were able to locate her. 

 

 


An udder distraction: Wild cows on highway

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An Oregon Department of Transportation sign reading “Wild Cows on Road” has more than a few motorists, well, udderly confused about what’s going on along Highway 101 between Gold Beach and Humbug Mountain.

The term “cattle drive” is taking on a new meaning in the north end of the county.


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Elderly Brookings woman missing

An elderly Brookings woman has gone missing outside of her residence, according to Brookings Police. 

The woman, Metha Christensen, 83, was last seen about noon Tuesday, sweeping the sidewalk near Fifth Street and Krista Lane and may be carrying a broom.

Christensen has curly gray hair and was wearing a light green sweatsuit. She is described by police as having short-term memory problems.

Curry County Sheriff's Office and Brookings Police Department are continuing their search for the woman.  

 Anyone seeing the woman should call 541-469-3118 ext. 0.

 


County Jail Log Jan. 11, 2014

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Bears’ days numbered

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Evergreen Federal Bank’s beloved BearFest Bears will soon be heading back to the  Bear Hotel in Grants Pass. The bears, which have decorated downtown Brookings from May to the New Year, were welcomed by residents and visitors to the area. 

Having the bears visit was at the request of Brookings Mayor Ron Hedenskog who contacted Evergreen Federal Bank president Jeff Hyde several months ago. 

“We have heard from many residents and visitors that they would like to see the Bears become permanent residents of the City’s downtown area,” Hedenskog said. 

 

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