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The World from Coos Bay, Oregon • 15

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Thursday, February 17, 1994, THE WORLD, Coos Bay. Ore. Page 15 Linda Meierjurgen, Editor Bach piano recital Sunday Kids: Come meet a real, live author Tom Birdseye will visit Coos Bay pete at the regional level. Two Newport students, Peter Yoo and Christine Fraser will also compete here. Victor Steinhardt, pianist and teacher at the University of Oregon School of music will evaluate the performances and choose winners for statewide competition.

For further information call A piano recital featuring the keyboard works of Bach will be offered free at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2238 Pony Creek North Bend. The Oregon Music Teachers Association sponsors the annual.state-wide junior Bach festival competition. The local competition was held recently and Stefani Jantzen and Naomi Levin were chosen to com a new title not yet in bookstores or even the library "A Regular Flood of Mishap." The latest book will be for sale during his visit.

Birdseye has also written three novels for ages eight through 12 years old, "I'm Going to be Famous," the recently published "Just Call Me Stupid," and "Tucker." One of his childhood occupations resulted in the very popular "A Kid's Guide to Building Forts." When he's not writing or in libraries or classrooms talking with kids about writing, the author enjoys hiking, skiing, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, tennis and jogging. Elementary school students who attend may also help their school library. Each elementary school which has 10 or more students come to hear Birdseye will receive a free autographed copy of one of his books for the school library collection. If 20 students come, the school library will receive two books. For.

more information on the program call 269-1101. Tom Birdseye, the author of nine books, will meet kids and read from his works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Coos Bay Library, 525 Anderson Coos Bay. The program is free and open to all children and their families, sponsored by the Friends of the Coos Bay Library.

Life, he says, is full of "who'd-a-thought-its!" Birdseye lives with his wife and two daughters in Corvallis. He grew up in North Carolina and Kentucky. He loved anything that smacked of sports, crawdads, mud balls, building forts in the woods, secret codes, butter-pecan ice cream and snow. Birdseye was not interested in writing. After two college degrees, a year of living in Japan and teaching 10 years, that's what happened, though.

At the age of 35, he became a published author. He has written five picture books for ages four through eight: "Airmail to the Moon," "Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the "A Song, of Stars," "Waiting for Baby," and lhi h. 4 I ih I I i TES 3 Tom Birdseye's written a guide to building forts. Id 1 PIC-A-WATT LARGE KI.EC. YOUR CHOICE W-SER1KS WM HEATER: 120V: 1000 1 5IIO 240V: 1 000.

1500, 2(100 24INIW WALL HEATER 1 Sunset sweeps MathCounts competition Snncpt MirMlft School "Mathletes" took first- fetL North Rend Junior T-Tioh. and Tara firntkp. Hallihnrtnn inrlnHpt Vent Hallihnrtnn Tara Sunset Middle School "Mathletes" took first- fett, North Bend Junior High, and Tara Grotzke Halliburton, included Kent Halliburton, Tara THERMOSTAT INSTALLED 22 AMP SINGLE POLK THERMOSTAT l)Ol BI.K 14.95 PIC A-WAIT ELECTRIC WHE WALL HEATER WALL HEATER 120 240V CTWW 1000. 1500 2000W 2400 5S 1ft; ii mu in HSi iS 1 KNACK '3! i Hii i ARVINAIR IR1C Kl.EC place team trophy at the regional MathCounts competition held at Southwestern Oregon Community College recently. The winning team, coached by Jim Boyd, included Naomi Boatright, Tara Grotzke, Tim Thauland and Will Farr.

Sunset Middle School, along with the second-place team. North Bend Junior High, will advance to the state finals on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis on March 13. Harbor Lights Middle School placed third. Other teams competing were Riley Creek, Mill-coma Middle School and Myrtle Point eighth graders. MathCounts is a combination of math coaching and competition, sponsored by the southwestern chapter of the Professional Engineers of Oregon.

Students compete in both written and oral matches in such subjects as probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials. Will Farr, Sunset Middle School seventh grader, won top individual honors. Beth Muf of Sunset, placed second and third in individual competition. A final "countdown" round pitting the top 12 students in oral, timed competition was won by Muffett. Sunset Middle School placed all four team members in the top eight individuals.

Individual and team trophies and coached plaques were presented by Ron Hoffine, chief engineer of the Coos Bay-North Bend water board and organizer of the regional MathCounts competition. He was assisted by two other professional engineers, Will Wright and Brenda Hood. Teams and their members included: North Bend Junior High: Coached by Tracy Heley, assisted in the competition by Barb Weybright, included liana Gordon, Sarah Johnson, Christine Neill (alternate), Shawna Coff-man (alternate), Beth Muffett and Audra Smith. Harbor Lights Middle School: Coached by Tom Edson, assisted in competition by Jill Carleton, Jeromy Turner, and Josh Porter. Millicoma Middle School: Coached by Fred Girt, included Devin Draper, Miya Hennessey, John Stiegeler, and Quinn Busby.

Riley Creek: Coached by Chris Thelin, included Kris Mickelson, Michelle Clary, Mae Colbertson, and David Webb. Myrtle Point: Coached by Roger Barron, included Jason Dagit, Dylan Corbett, B.J. Zum-walt, Jessica Hamilton, Erika Platano (alternate) and Carrie Murray (alternate). Professionals supporting the annual competition include HGE, Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry, Industrial Service, Will Wright, mechanical engineer, and other firms5 outside the profession. National sponsors are the National Society of Professional Engineers, the CNA Insurance Companies, the Cray Foundation, the General Motors Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Henry. Set in a rustic and eccentric village, its theme involves a mischievous kid who leaves no one unscathed. Production dates will be April 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. For more information call the theater at 269-2501. COQUTJJLE The Coos County Beekeepers will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 18, at the Coos County Annex in Coquille. There will be a video on making hive bodies and frames and discussion of spring management of bees and hives. For information on the session, which is open to the public, call 759-3301. Baked sale There will be a rummage and baked goods sale, from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Masonic Temple, 241 N. Alder, For more information call Esther Keeler at 396-3320. Educators meet The Southwestern Oregon Retired Educators Association will meet at noon Saturday, Feb.

19, at the First United Methodist Church, 2289 Meade North Bend. Educators and guests will hear from Arthur Biederman, presidentelect of the Oregon Retired Educators Association. An invitation has been extended to members of the American Association of Retired Persons to attend the event as well. A potluck will be held in conjunction with the event For information call 756-4961. Chess tournament The Bay Area Chess Club will hold a tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19, at Pony Village Mall. An entry of $6 will be charged to cover expenses. The Bay Area Chess Club competed at state class championships in Gresham recently. Mark Claiborne tied for second place in the class with a score of 3.5 points out of 5 possible.

David Francis had a score of 2 points out of 5 points in class play. The club meets Friday evenings at 625 Virginia Suite 5, North Bend. BUY! i r-- A fri- Alts MOTION iei III. I IM MIK MOTION DETECTOR WV SECURITY LIGHT- WHITE SECURITY LIGHT ELECTRLil- ELECTRL 175W 120V MERCURY VAPOR YAKI) LIGHT 70W HIGH POW ER SODIUM SECURITY LIGHT Local students gain pageant honors BEST BUY! for QUARTZ HALOGEN El.OOD iSRlNDRICH Bjijsf GRAHDBKH LaDonna Hitner, 16. daughter of Donna Hitner, Coos Bay, will enter the Miss American Coed Pageant for "Tomorrow's Leaders" May 27-29 in Portland.

Contestants PORTABLE 500W QUARTZ HALOGEN HANI) LIGHT YOUR CHOICE TALL OR SHORT 50 ALLON WATER HEATER 5 YEAR WARRANTY' LZ 500W SINGLK HEAD LIGHT STAND IOO0W DOUBLE Several young South Coast women are participating in pageants to develop performing, personal and other skills and have fun, too! Five young ladies represented Coos County recently in Roseburg where they attended the 1994 Cinderella Youth Development Scholarship coronation for southern Oregon. The five will now prepare to go to statewide finals in Portland at the end of May. They will spend four days and three nights competing with other state entrants in categories such as modeling sportswear, party wear, performing a talent and in an interview. The five include Brady Crowder, 9, daughter of Ron and Kim Crowder, North Bend; Margaret Pulse, 9, daughter of Kelly Pulse and Robert Reeves of Coos Bay; Jacqualyn Alexander, daughter of Russell and Theresa Alexander, Coos Bay; Rachael Saber, 14, daughter of Steve and Lanie Saber, Coos Bay; and Karen Wilhite, 18, daughter of Larry and Marilyn Wilhite, Coos Bay. The girls must finish fundraising by April 15.

Those wishing to make donations may contact Susan Allen, southern Oregon coordinator at 672-7081 or local spokesperson Te-ric Alexander at 269-9146. Virginia PERRY'S Nemurfc 1 is 1 SALE ENDS 2-26-94 LaDonna are judged on Hitner poise, personality, stage appearance and personal interviews. The state winner receives a cash award, crown, banner, trophy, flowers and a trip to the national pageant All a contestant in the same pageant is Shalae Shaw, 13, daughter of Ralph and Margaret Shaw, Coos Bay. Hitner says her hobbies are computers, writing stories and poems, reading and visiting new places on the South Coast. Shaw says she enjoys swimming, skating, bike riding and camping, as well as embroidering and crafts.

Contestants may participate in optional talent, speech, volunteer service, academic achievement, modeling and other competitions, as well. HOURS: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8 AM 5:30 PM SATURDAY 8:30 AM 5 PM CLOSED SUNDAY 3133 BROADWAY, NORTH BENDCOOS BAY 756-2051 4081 N.E. STEPHEN'S, ROSEBURG 673-7471 USE OUR 800 NUMBERS IN OREGON ONLY NORTH BEND 1-800-247-4362 ROSEBURG 1-800-732-2350 Recent participants at the regional Cinderella Youth Scholarship Pageant include, in front, left to right, Brady Crowder and Margaret Pulse, and, in back, left to right, Jacqualyn Alexander, Rachel Saber, and Karen Wilhite..

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