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Chinese Astrology November 13
Those born on the Snake/Horse cusp face challenges
I received a question from a reader of The Chronicle who was born under the sun sign Aquarius during the lunar cusp Years of the Snake and Horse. She was born four days after the lunar year changed from Snake to Horse. A lunar year lasts for one year, so when an individual is born under the sun sign Aquarius, they are born on the cusp of two lunar signs. This Aquarius-Horse was born during the transition of the new lunar year and both lunar signs influence her traits significantly.
Health/Business November 13
Creswell residents invited to apply for free dental care
Impact Your Health Eugene officials announced that its services are available for Creswell residents in need of free dental extractions. The service will be available at the Lane Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 14 by appointment only; no walk-ins. The organization has provided more than $1 million in free dental, medical, and eye care to thousands of people in Lane County. This year it is providing free dental extractions at the Lane County Fairgrounds in coordination with Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry and local Oregon Oral Surgeons. Each year it serves homeless individuals, veterans, and this year people affected by the wildfires.
Community November 13
Springfield board OKs ‘All Students Belong’ policy statement
SPRINGFIELD – School board members approved two resolutions – both board policy revisions – during its meeting Monday night. The first, Resolution #20-21.014, revised the exclusion of alcohol, tobacco, inhalant delivery systems, illicit drugs, marijuana, or narcotics is prohibited on school property to prohibit alcohol – unless “when specifically authorized by the superintendent in writing.” Board members said the revision would allow “toasts” during certain events that are taking place within the school district.
Community November 12
Springfield council hears White Bird update on outreach
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield City Council heard a presentation about White Bird’s outreach efforts in meeting basic needs of Springfield’s unhoused individuals, connecting them with relevant services, building trusting relationships and empowering them. The meeting took place Oct. 26. White Bird began its contract with the City of Springfield on May 25, after the Stay Home, Save Lives order to provide outreach to the unhoused population and to prevent or slow the community spread. The current contract ends on Nov. 30, 2020.
Community November 12
Community members, City help provide heat for homeless
Major Thomas Egan was a sensitive and conflicted man. Bright, highly educated, and proud, he refused to ask for, or accept help, even from well-meaning friends. Although he was eligible for Social Security and a military pension he chose to go it alone and try and make it on his own. A penchant for drink made him ineligible for most Veterans Administration assistance programs. His tentative grasp on housing fell through and he became homeless. In December 2008 his frozen body was found covered in snow at the corner of West 1st and Blair in Eugene.
Opinion November 12
Feeling nostalgic, remembering when local musicians invigorated the soul
A few days ago I sat inside the Blue Valley Bistro (formerly known as The Creswell Café) for the first time in seven months. A swarm of good memories came over me, as I realized how much has changed during the pandemic. Here is a little something I wrote after hearing music at the Café’ a few years ago. Creswell Café (9/6/2013) My father bought me my first harmonica for $1.75 in 1968 in a music store by the Bronx Zoo. I’ve been playing blues harp since that time motivated by Paul Butterfield, and also trying to win the affection of a childhood crush who said she liked harmonica. (Hello Donna, wherever you are. Thanks for the motivation.)
Opinion November 12
Let’s try to find a way to be unified again
In the early morning of Friday, Nov. 6, I awoke at 6:30 a.m. with only about five hours of sleep. I had been struggling to know what I can write about this week; what could I say that would mean anything? As with almost everyone in our country, the presidential election had held our attention those days, before Saturday morning’s announcement. Approximately half of my friends, family and neighbors were full of hope before then, while the other half were hurting badly and full of rage. It had been a close race and it was obvious that the results will affect all of our lives for quite some time.
Community November 12
Wolf: ‘It’s rewarding to see people see themselves’
SPRINGFIELD – After Andrea Wolf’s rare cancer diagnosis in 2013, she realized the time she had on Earth was finite, so she decided that she wanted to live and experience things in a way she had never done before. “It just crystalized how important everything is, seeing people and thinking, ‘I may not see you again,’” she said. “I had a lot of parties.” As someone who has always been positive, Wolf said she wants to help people tap into that with her boutique on Main Street in Springfield – Remember the Moon – which specializes in mastectomy products, wigs and gifts.
Community November 12
Keep questioning, especially when answers aren’t apparent
On Sundays we have been reading from the Book of Exodus, and I have been impressed by how often Moses questions, or perhaps challenges, God. When we read the Book of Job we see this again. Job is faithful to God but his friends tell him that he must question and challenge God for letting all the misfortunes fall upon him. Even in the Book of Psalms there are parts where Psalms of questioning and lament alternate with Psalms of Praise. A few weeks ago, Alma and I watched “The Fiddler on the Roof” again. It is an excellent movie about the Jews in Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the abuses they endured.
Community November 12
Lane Transit switches to renewable diesel fuel
Lane Transit District (LTD) has begun using R99 renewable diesel fuel to replace the B5 ULSD it has traditionally used to fuel LTD’s fleet. R99 Renewable Diesel is commercially derived from a diverse array of fats and oil by-products and used in normal diesel engines. “We believe R99 is better for our fleet, better for our employees, better for our community, and better for our environment,” said Kelly Hoell, LTD’s sustainability manager “We have been tracking R99’s use by other transit fleets and believe that based on its performance and its recent drop in price that it is now a financially sustainable renewable fuel for the District to use in its fleet.”
Community November 12
Creswell artist discovers big box brings bigger exposure, rewards
Creswell artist Sara Baker never saw herself as someone who would be creating artwork for a gallery that only a small sect of the population could afford. She said that artists don’t have to fall into the “starving artist stereotype.” “That’s the biggest reward of this journey,” she said. “The discovery that there’s so many opportunities for artists. There’s not just one way has to live as an artist and that’s something I’m trying to share with young people.” Baker, who owns Pink Pinecone Studios, sells her artwork at local shops, online and in big box stores like: Walmart, Kirkland Home Stores and Hobby Lobby.
Happy to Help November 12
Caring ‘competition’
The Creswell School District’s “Stuff the Bus” food donation campaign was a big hit – from several angles. School principals and other district leaders smashed records for food donations and then smushed whipped-cream pies in each others’ faces Saturday. The Creslane Elementary School Mustangs “beat” the middle school and high school in the annual event. CSD collected 1,395 pounds of food and $2,029, according to organizers.
News November 12
Area businesses, schools respond as COVID surges
The case counts for COVID-19 are setting record highs in Lane County for weeks – a surge also seen across the state. The most recent surveillance summary from Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports 41 people in Creswell tested positive for COVID-19 since March; 77 people in Cottage Grove; 652 people in Springfield; and 18 people in Pleasant Hill. In Lane County, OHA reported 2,941 cases, a 44-case increase from the previous week. Of those cases, 251 are infectious, 11 are hospitalized and 33 have died.
FreeObituaries November 11
Vernice Coleman
Nov. 20, 1929 – Oct. 27, 2020
FreeObituaries November 11
Noreen Millsap-Welch
Dec. 15, 1938 – Oct. 24, 2020
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Anthony Boyce Day
Nov. 11, 1972 – Oct. 12, 2020
FreeObituaries November 11
Fred Elton Kelso
Oct. 3, 1948 – Oct. 25, 2020
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Ronald E. Dove
Sept. 4, 1940 – Oct. 21, 2020
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Charles Lee Drullinger
Dec. 23, 1937 – Oct. 27, 2020

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