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Locals hit with Gift Card Scam: Here's how to avoid

Only scammers will tell you to buy a gift card, like a Google Play or Apple Card, and give them the numbers off the back of the card. No matter what they say, that’s a scam. No real business or government agency will ever tell you to buy a gift card to pay them. Always keep a copy of your gift card and store receipt. Use them to report gift card scams to the gift card company and ask for your money back.

How Gift Card Scams Work

Gift card scams start with a call, text, email, or social media message. Scammers will say almost anything to get you to buy gift cards — like Google Play, Apple, or Amazon cards — and hand over the card number and PIN codes. Here are some common tactics scammers use in gift card scams:

  • Scammers will say it’s urgent. They will say to pay them right away or something terrible will happen. They don’t want you to have time to think about what they’re saying or talk to someone you trust. Slow down. Don’t pay. It’s a scam.
  • Scammers will tell you which gift card to buy (and where). They might say to put money on an eBay, Google Play, Target, or Apple gift card. They might send you to a specific store — often Walmart, Target, CVS, or Walgreens. Sometimes they’ll tell you to buy cards at several stores, so cashiers won’t get suspicious. The scammer also might stay on the phone with you while you go to the store and load money onto the card. If this happens to you, hang up. It’s a scam.
  • Scammers will ask you for the gift card number and PIN. The card number and PIN on the back of the card let the scammer get the money you loaded onto the card — even if you still have the card itself. Slow down. Don’t give them those numbers or send them a photo of the card. It’s a scam.

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Langlois Boil Water Advisory Lifted - DRINK AS USUAL!

Best news. We just got the water test back and we are off boil notice. The tank is full of clean water so no more restrictions. We had a company out of Riddle OR come and help us assess the situation which resulted in a new $3,750.00 chemical pump. This along with some other changes to the plant has proven to help our situation and improve things considerably. Please continue to spread the word and let everyone know. Please thank Kevin Gleason and Zach for working hard and putting in some dang hard and long hours.



We routinely monitor your water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. A water sample taken 1-22-24 showed turbidity levels of variations of 1.0-4.0 turbidity units. This is above the standard of 0.3 turbidity units. Because of these high levels of turbidity, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used ·

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Preparing food and baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Cleaning food contact surfaces

You can do other normal things like washing clothes and showering. Just before ingesting the water you MUST boil the water.

Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.

What happened? What is being done?

What is happening; we believe our flocculation mixer is running too fast to create a floc. A Floc is when chemicals coagulate on solids in the water and cause sedimentation of foreign debris which is then separated from the water. The water in the water tank will floc for a short while then it will stop causing the turbidity to climb back up. We are looking into an electrical variable speed switch to bring the rpm down of the mixer. We also have slowed down the flow to see if that will help create floc. We have brought our chlorine up to help with any disinfection for the higher than normal turbidity. Also we have called the Oregon Association of Water Utilites (OAWU) for assistance. We are unsure of how long this process may take. We will update everyone through email or social media ie. Facebook (World Famous Langlois, Langlois Water District Community) as status changes or once we are off the boil notice.

For more information, please contact Kevin Gleason at 805-889-9836 or 94322 1st st. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791 or the Oregon Department of Human Services Drinking Water Program at (971) 673-0405.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Langlois Water District. State Water System ID#: 41-00466. Date distributed: Jan 22, 2024

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RIP Josiah Selvy class valedictorian Pacific Highschool

 Josiah James Wallace Selvy 18, was ripped from our world on New Years Day 2024. Siah a resident of Port Ordord, Oregon left behind his mother Amanda, sister Serinity, Nick, Bruiser Bear, a plethora of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
Josiah graduated Pacific High school in June as class valedictorian. He was a proud Pirate and played post on the high school basketball team. He had a flare for life, loved the outdoors and worked hard. Josiah adored his family and could often be found hanging out with them. He loved with his whole heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.



So sorry dang F*** .. nothing else to say to make anything better about this. It's heartbraking.   


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[BOIL WATER LIFTED ALL IS GOOD] Langlois Water update as of 3:15 Pm 30 Nov 23

Langlois Water update as of 315 Pm 30 Nov 23. The water system is flushed and cleared from the shutoff in the line to the water plant. The plant continues to make water. We are at 1/3 of capacity now. With the flushing and community use it's going to take a while to catch up. The coliform test is submitted to McGowan Clinical Lab. They said they will have the results back to us by 2pm tomorrow. I asked for expedited results if possible due to our situation. They said they would try.

Bottom line, the water is on, it will take some time for the folks at higher elevation to receive water again. It is a gravity fed system. We are just waiting for the test results and State approval to lift the Boil Water Notice.


-Langlois Water District

From Floras Creek Coffee Co.

Hey now! Just got off phone with Oregon Department of Agriculture and temperatures on Strada espresso machine (200F) and our drip machine (195F) are good to bypass boil notice when it takes effect. We will be doing more extensive hand washing with utensils when boil notice is on. All good! Dang! We do appreciate the folks that keep our water system up and running, thank you Langois Water District!!

Dan from Langlois commented "We are making water all night tonight and are confident we can perform the flush in the morning."
-- If not, consult your urologist.   Nice one Dan! Read more about [BOIL WATER LIFTED ALL IS GOOD] Langlois Water update as of 3:15 Pm 30 Nov 23


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