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Jul 13 2020 thru Jul 19 2020

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Springfield Jul. 17
Pena’s guitar collection, skills making plenty of noise
Move over Rover, let Marco take over! OK, so maybe it’s a stretch to even mention a 16-year-old kid in the same sentence with Jimi Hendrix.
FreeOBITUARY Jul. 16
Spencer T. McGuire Jr.
Cottage Grove Jul. 16
Born free: A legacy of birth innovations
Cottage Grove has claims of being on the cutting edge of natural birth, and innovations that happened here first a century ago.
Outdoors Jul. 16
Enjoy back-road cruise to Detroit Lake and beyond
Another beautiful road trip through the back roads of Linn and Marion County to Detroit Lake/reservoir.
Outdoors • Angler's Log Jul. 16
Sunfish species take the spotlight
If you ask several Oregon anglers what’s their favorite fish to chase in Oregon’s lakes and rivers, most will refer to a salmonid species.
Opinion • Chinese Astrology Jul. 16
Scorpio-Tiger mother demands perfection
A reader born under the sun sign Taurus during the lunar Year of the Rooster asked a question about how to improve her relationship with her mother. Her mother was born under the sun sign Scorpio during the lunar Year of the Tiger.
Health Jul. 16
Nutritionally speaking: Artichokes offer benefits
While they are less nutritious than their African ancestors called cardoons, artichokes are loaded with benefits for our optimal health. Artichokes are high in cell-protective antioxidants.
Community Jul. 16
Historical defacing hits close to home
I was so dismayed this week when I read about the defacing of the historical marker honoring Sam and Mattie Reynolds in West Eugene with a racial slur. I didn’t know Sam or Mattie personally, but I’ve long known of the strength of their family and the hardships they suffered in establishing themselves and the African-American community in Eugene.
Community Jul. 16
Blueberry Festival offers food, music and camels
At last report, Stephen Mason will NOT be running the hospitality booth during this Saturday’s 9th annual Adkins Farm Blueberry Festival Blues & Brews.
Community Jul. 16
Buck up! BMD starting on 2021 event
Throughout the 61 years that Bohemia Mining Days has been running, Festival Coordinator Cindy Weeldreyer said the spirit from all the volunteers since day one has been: Failure is not an option. With COVID-19 canceling the BMD celebration this year, that sentiment has never been more true.
Education Jul. 15
Meeting the challenges
Karinna Leonard has been part of 4-H since she was five years old and is now going into her junior year of high school.
Education Jul. 15
Education Station Notebook
Lane Art Council is selling summer art kits for children in Lane County.
Opinion Jul. 15
A sense of gratitude: Experienced, wise counsel carrying us through pandemic
Despite the heaviness that seems to be dominating our thoughts and routines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Creswell community continues to provide a plethora of reasons to experience deep gratitude.
News Jul. 15
Chief under fire: Investigation reveals ‘hacking’ letter, more controversial posts
South Lane County Fire Chief John Wooten has been under white-hot scrutiny since June 2. Based upon its own reporting and documents acquired via Freedom of Information Act requests, The Chronicle has learned: • A letter the chief submitted to the board saying it proves he was hacked does not give any indication that his Facebook page was compromised. • Additional social media posts the chief made in 2019 – including an image of an African-American TV actor and text about “the cost of a noose.” • Overwhelming public sentiment received by the board of directors since June 2 calling for the chief’s removal.
FreeObituaries Jul. 15
Mary D. Yearous
June 8, 1930 - July 1, 2020
FreeObituaries Jul. 15
Carol M. Annett
Dec. 18, 1938 - July 10, 2020
FreeObituaries Jul. 15
Billy Joe Dennis
Sept. 10, 1929 - July 7, 2020
FreeObituaries Jul. 15
Max Beswick
Sept. 1926 - June 30, 2020
FreeObituaries Jul. 15
Mary Lou Wilkinson
July 22, 1932 - June 30, 2020

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