Ryan Sparks
Curry Coastal Pilot

Sports Briefs

Pennies for Pooches golf tournament hapenning today

The second annual Pennies for Pooches golf tournament is scheduled for a 10 a.m. tee time today at the Salmon Run golf course in Brookings.

According to clubhouse attendant, Roxi Tippetts, 80 golfers have signed up to compete in the tournament.

Cost for golf and dinner is $75 and $20 for dinner only. Tournament participants will receive a goodie bag as well as a chance to compete in a hole-in-one and putting contests.

A silent auction will be held during the evening.

Proceeds will benefit the Curry County Animal Shelter.

For more information, call 541-247-2514.

Coast open to mussel harvesting

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are reopening the entire Oregon Coast to recreational and commercial mussel harvesting. Shellfish samples taken along the coast indicate levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) have dropped below the alert level.

The entire coast, from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border, was closed to mussel harvesting June 20, 2014 following two partial closures that began May 30.

With the reopening, the entire Oregon Coast is now open to all recreational and commercial shellfish harvesting with the exception of the Clatsop Beaches, which are closed to all razor clam harvesting until September 30, 2014 for conservation purposes. The conservation closure extends from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head.

For more information, call ODA's shellfish safety information hotline at 800-448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures Web page at andlt;http://oregon.gov/ODA/FSD/Pages/shellfish_status.aspxandgt;.

Fundraising car wash and bake sale on Sunday

From noon until approximately 4 p.m. this Sunday a car wash and bake sale to benefit Brookings youth Jeremiah Green's trip to a Las Vegas baseball camp will be held at the Les Schwab Tire Center at 801 Chetco Avenue.

Donations will be accepted in lieu of a fee for the car wash. Baked goods on sale include Oreo Truffles, snicker doodles and blackberry pies.