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FreeCOVID-19 April 24
Concern for vulnerable population grows in county amid COVID-19
With Oregon’s stay-at-home order still being enforced, concerns are growing about the effect on unhoused populations, county and community leaders said.
FreeCommunity April 24
Welcome, baby!
‘No-contact’ support for new families
FreeNews • Springfield April 24
Forum focus: The future
The Springfield Chamber of Commerce held a virtual Leaders Forum during their Lunch Vox session on April 17 to discuss the state of business through the lens of Springfield Chamber board leaders.
FreeNews • Springfield April 24
City Club hosts lively exchange
The Springfield City Club rescheduled its mayoral debate to April 16 over Zoom and Facebook Live, to give the club an opportunity to submit questions of the candidates ahead of the May 19 election.
FreeCommunity April 23
Annual Coloring Contest
The annual coloring contest is here! Learn who is eligible to participate and how to enter.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 23
Remembering an artist: tributes to 'Soju'
A graphic artist, pottery maker, author of several informational sheets of the art world she lived in.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 23
Quarantining made better in warm weather
Sunny and warm days are allowing us to stay outside and socially distance.
FreeOutdoors • Angler's Log April 23
Frank Armendariz’s Q&A interview with legendary Oregon outdoors writer Bill Monroe.
One of the most rewarding things about the years I’ve spent working on the river as a fishing guide and outfitter has been the many wonderful people that I have come to know. Not just other river guides but many other individuals too, like photographers and print journalists who are also inspired by the great rivers, lakes and lands where fish and other wildlife roam. Added to that sporting life, is the grandness of the Pacific Northwest and the changing seasons’ influence on the landscape that make our part of the country an inspiration. All of that is regularly shared in photographs and as stories of modern-day family exploration in countless travel magazines and other publications. One of the most interesting and creative individuals I have met is Bill Monroe. Bill was the outdoors reporter and wrote a weekly column in The Oregonian for decades. Although mostly retired,the paper still calls on Bill to report on outdoors. I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Bill Monroe last week, and I asked him several questions …
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 23
The value of day-dreaming: Taking time to stare at the clouds
Gen MacManemin (1916-2012) was in her early 60s when Nancy and I lived on her property. We spent a year living in a rustic apartment above her goat barn, beginning our transition toward rural life.
FreeNews • Springfield April 23
Business continues on variety of issues
During the April 20 Springfield City Council session, the Council approved March 2020 disbursements and supplemental budget three, heard an update on the Comcast franchise extension and heard business from the audience regarding the Community Coalition proposal about purchasing the memorial building to continue services to help unhoused populations.
FreeNews • Cottage Grove April 23
Council gives city manager more power
During its Monday, April 13 virtual meeting, the City Council voted to hand over certain powers normally requiring council approval to City Manager Richard Meyers.
FreeNews April 23
Eugene Pro Rodeo cancels event
Organizers announed Tuesday that this year’s 29th Eugene Pro Rodeo has been canceled due to the pandemic.
FreeMental health support available April 22
Mental health support is available
Social connections help keep people healthy while they are physically distancing from each other.
FreeCOVID-19 April 22
PeaceHealth is accepting donations
Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation launched its fund thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Oregon Community Credit Union.
FreeOpinion April 22
Creswell Grange: ’Cultivating connections’ since 1913
From potlucks to participation in community events, organization gives members opportunities for interaction needed in face of a wired world ...
FreeCOVID-19 April 22
Fears fail to float
Last month I was minding my own business, hugging people, fixating on things barely remembered now, when a whisper of a news story reached my ears: “There’s a run on toilet paper. Something bad is coming toward us.”
FreeOpinion • Chinese Astrology April 22
Chinese astrology love signs, and Liz Taylor
Matchmaking often comes up in conversations about Chinese astrology, so this week, and over the next three weeks, I’ll be answering questions about love signs. If you are curious about a compatible match for yourself, send me your birthday, including day, month, and year.
FreeHealth April 22
Nutritionally speaking, stay the course
We’re several weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s worth a reset. Guidelines have evolved while other pieces of advice remain firm.
FreeCOVID-19 April 22
During the toughest times, your support means so much
The response to our appeal for support has generated much more than money. The comments and diversity of contributors is more meaningful than the hard-earned dollars that they have given.
FreeCOVID-19 April 22
Activity center: Residents out and about in spite of virus
After weeks of being in quarantine, and with COVID-19 recorded infections slowing down in Lane County, people are itching for life to get back to normal. But health officials insist on not scratching that itch just yet.
FreeObituaries April 22
Death Notices
FreeObituaries April 22
John Solomon Ward
March 26, 1939 - April 7, 2020
FreeObituaries April 22
Phyllis Ann Skinner
March 10, 1932 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries April 22
Lorena Darlene ‘Tiny’ Ramp
July 9,1936 - April 14, 2020
FreeObituaries April 22
Krystal Ashley Jones
Dec. 20, 1988 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries April 22
Joseph Frank Conrad
Aug. 11, 1933 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries April 22
Frank Cross Jr.
Dec. 11, 1941 - March 26, 2020
FreeOlympics Track & Field Trials April 21
New dates announced for Trials
Team USA's Olympic Track & Field Trials are scheduled for June 18-27, 2021 in the southern Willamette Valley

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