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FreeClassifieds May 1
Classifieds 04.30.20
FreeEducation May 1
Creswell School District releases updated calendar
CSD's Joel Higdon posted the revised 2020-21 school calendar on Tuesday, April 28
FreeCommunity May 1
Meals on Wheels Among Helpful Services
Even seniors who were living and driving independently before COVID-19 may rely on others for food and travel support. County and community agencies and organizations are finding ways to provide modified services.
FreeCommunity May 1
Social contact ‘best medicine’ at Center
People with older family members in long-term care centers such as Creswell Health and Rehabilitation Center (CHRC) may be concerned about their loved one’s risk of illness from COVID-19.
FreeCommunity May 1
A heart for in-home caregiving
If she’s not quite on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s only one row back.
FreeNews • Cottage Grove May 1
Front-yard dining a neighborly treat
For a little break from the monotony of self-isolation some of our neighbors hatched a plot. “Hey, we are having dinner out in the yard on Friday evening, feel free to join us in your own yard. We are encouraging the whole neighborhood to get out into the open” thus I was accosted by my kitty-corner neighbor up the street.
FreeOpinion • Chinese Astrology April 30
Chinese astrology love signs, and Heidi Klum
Continuing our series of love connections, a reader of The Chronicle who was born under the sun sign Gemini and the lunar sign Ox asked me what lunar sign her ideal match would be.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 30
Taking advantage of extra time at home
Week 6 of the COVID-19 “social distancing” is here and I, for one, am not having a huge problem with it. I am, for the most part, an introvert, anyway. My comfort zone is at home.
FreeEducation April 30
Notebook: District Launches New Resource page
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 30
My COVID-19 experience: Ignoring the best advice a daughter – and expert – could offer
I am a biologist by education. I believe in data and intelligence more than I do in prejudice or magical thinking. Despite its shortcomings, I trust people who spend their lives studying things more than those who shoot their mouths off with unfounded opinions. Opinions are easy, but knowledge is hard, and there are many scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, and public health experts who plan and model and study the spread of infectious diseases.
FreeEducation April 30
District works to keep connected
The closing of schools and implementation of distance learning is like “thousands of moving pieces,” Creswell School District superintendent Mike Johnsons said during the virtual April 22 school board meeting.
FreeEducation April 30
New middle and high school principals hired
Creswell Middle and High schools will each have a new principal starting in July.
FreeNews • Springfield April 30
Doors closed, services open
Catholic Community Services continues providing support
FreeCOVID-19 April 29
'Do you trust me?': Putting faith in community, each other in a crisis
Editorial: This past year I’ve logged a considerable amount of hours actively listening to Noel as he sits to the right of me – be it from across the newsroom or on the move to meetings, interviews and news coverage in the Willamette Valley. And does he have a lot to say. I mean a lot.
FreeHealth April 29
Nutritionally Speaking: Comfort food can be an important part of health at this time
As I spend more time at home practicing social distancing, I’m grateful for the many comforts I enjoy: sitting in a favorite chair, listening to music, reading … of course, almost always with a kitty on my lap.
FreeCOVID-19 April 29
PeaceHealth, Chronicle partner to provide expertise
Editor’s note: Dr. Margaret Pattison, medical director of the PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Emergency Department, wrote this for The Chronicle. It begins an ongoing series of healthcare insight
FreeCommunity April 29
Yes, we're open for business - Springfield
A list of businesses in Springfield that are open.
FreeCommunity April 29
Yes, we're open for business - Creswell
A list of businesses in Creswell that are open.
FreeNews April 29
Taking Action: Area doctors, leaders deploy across Oregon
With the stay-at-home measures proving effective in recent weeks in the Willamette Valley, a Creswell doctor and South Lane emergency personnel are deployed to help combat COVID-19 across the state.
FreeNews April 29
Saying goodbye all alone
Funeral homes adjust services, stress empathy and emotional support.
FreeObituaries April 29
Ardyce Houser
Oct. 20, 1932 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Jeffery Smail
Jan. 1961 - April 6, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Jack Barrager
Oct. 26, 1937 - April 15, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Tony Miller
1972-2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Rose Marine (Moddy) Barton
June 23, 1932 - April 2, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Marcia Arlene Anderson
1922-April 13, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Earl Bruce
Oct. 6, 1928 - Feb. 23, 2020
FreeObituaries April 29
Death Notices
FreeEmerald Valley Almanac April 29
Hubbub around rhubarb
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that is often used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Stalks have a rich, tart fl avor and are the only part of the plant that is eaten. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, so be sure that they are not ingested. Click to learn more about rhubarb!

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