Friday, October 28, 2011

Lee Spencer and the Big Bend Pool

If you haven't visted with Lee Spencer at the Big Bend Pool on Steamboat Creek, you are really missing out on quite a view. During the summer, Lee might have up to 500 fish under his watchful eye. In years past, this pool was dynamited often for the steelhead; however, since Lee has devoted his time from May until the fall rains come it no longer occurs.

Lee's stay is financed by The North Umpqua Foundation and this is the time of year for their annual fundraising drive. Since what Lee does is important to all of us, please consider sending your tax deductible donation, no matter how large or small to:

1224 Walnut St. PMB 310
Roseburg, OR 97470

Or donate online on the Foundation's website:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frank Moore to receive Honor from the French government

Recently Frank Moore received a letter from the French Ambassador in Washington D.C. advising him that on September 16, 2011 by decree of President Sarkozy, Frank had been appointed a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor.

This award testifies to President Sarkozy's high esteem for Frank's merits and accomplishments. In particular, it is a sign of France's infinite gratitude and appreciation for his personal and precious contribution to the Unted States' decisive role in the liberation of France during World War II.

The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of great merit.

The ceremony will be held on at 4:00 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on November 9, 2011. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.