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Nov 16 2020 thru Nov 22 2020

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Chinese Astrology Nov. 20
Father is curious about his Tiger daughter’s strengths
I received a question from a reader who was born during the lunar Year of the Rat. He wondered what Chinese astrology could tell him about his daughter, who was born during the lunar Year of the Tiger. He said his daughter is beginning graduate school, and he would like to know which careers Tigers enjoy and which careers Tiger women find most success.
Community Nov. 19
It’s important to understand weather’s impact
A couple of Pacific storms came onshore last weekend, bringing strong winds along the Oregon coast and a good drenching rainfall to the western portion of the state. It was a good cleansing storm that blew the last of the leaves from the trees lining the banks of our coastal waterways. The rain also caused most coast rivers to rise sharply, flushing debris and sediments that collect through the summer and fall along the river bank and riverbed. The tea-colored water is common to coastal rivers in the fall, now turning an emerald green … and more rain is coming.
Community Nov. 19
Old Schoolhouse projects continue during pandemic
CRESWELL – The Creswell Heritage Foundation completed several projects in 2020 related to the Old Schoolhouse, and project leaders expressed thanks for community members who made it possible despite shortfalls caused by COVID-19.
Community Nov. 19
ODFW: Poaching in Lane County ‘worst’ ever
SALEM, Ore. — A decapitated black bear joins a growing list of animals from a frenzy of poaching in Lane County in recent weeks. The crimes appear to be random and opportunistic, and officials are looking for leads in multiple cases.
Community Nov. 19
Nostalgia Corner: Recalling the joy of a special-needs daughter
My wife, Mary Jean, and I, were blessed with the birth of a fine healthy son. Three years later, we were blessed with a healthy baby girl, healthy in all respects but one – she was diagnosed at birth as having Down Syndrome, and also a severely twisted foot. I bring you this story of the decision this one family made – to keep a special-needs baby.
FreeNews Nov. 19
Frozen and frustrated, Small-business owners absorb financial hit before holidays
Crumpled-up masks lay strewn on sidewalks as fall foliage collects in rain puddles on an empty parking lot. It’s a common scene these days, a new reality seen through a scope of ongoing despondency. We’re all beaten down from this virus. But we haven’t shaken this thing yet. Back in March, when only three people tested positive for the coronavirus, not much was known about how the virus was spread. Schools were still in session. People still hugged. Parents still had jobs. Businesses were still operating at max capacity. Health experts were not yet blue in the face from stressing prevention measures. It’s been eight months living with the virus. Through the business shutdowns, some businesses and organizations were able to readjust, others were forced to fold. And while we have learned a lot, case numbers indicate that we haven’t come far enough.
Community Nov. 18
New celebration takes flight in Creswell for veterans during pandemic
CRESWELL – The overcast and rainy weather Oregonians are so often doomed to this time of year held off on Veterans Day at the Hobby Field Airport. The traditional Veterans Day celebration that normally took place in Creswell was – like so many celebrations this year – cancelled. Barbara Heyman, wife of local retired Colonel Dick Heyman, said that they were passing the Hobby Field on the freeway and realized it would be great to have an airshow at the local airport.
Education Station Nov. 18
Sitting pretty: Students receive new desks
SPRINGFIELD – At the end of October, business partners and woodworkers Andrew Moreland and Conrad Hulen delivered 30 homemade desks to students at Two Rivers-Dos Ríos Elementary School. This brings the total number of donated desks to 50. Two Rivers-Dos Ríos principal Charlie Jett said that when kids went into comprehensive distance learning, although families were trying their best, students would attend classes while in bed or on couches.
Community Nov. 18
Springfield flag ceremony meaningful
SPRINGFIELD – Changing out a flag on Veterans Day may not seem like a big deal, but the gesture means more than you might think. To showcase appreciation on Veterans Day, last week the Springfield VFW met to change out a flag at Woodside Assisted Living on Main Street. Woodside administrator Sherry Hogan said that its flag needed a refresher, particularly after all the wildfire smoke. Susan Wakefield, community relations director, said Woodside has eight veteran residents and staff wanted them to know they are appreciated.
Community Nov. 18
Nguyen paints the Grove
Cottage Grove artist Uyen-Thi “T” Nguyen wasn’t the sort of person to stay in one place for very long – that is, before she landed in Cottage Grove. She and her family decided to move here to enroll her kids in Blue Mountain School. When the school closed, other qualities of the community served to keep her here. “It’s beautiful here and people are nice. While Cottage Grove isn’t as ethnically diverse as other places I’ve lived, which is something I missed, it is a very special place. People from all walks of life get along respectfully, even if they don’t always agree, there is crossover in how they engage and interact with one another,” Nguyen said.
Opinion Nov. 18
Surprise ride in the skies on Veterans Day 2020
I have always appreciated Veterans Day, having had veteran family members and a partner, Nathan Neill, who serves in the Oregon Army National Guard. This year, we celebrated exceptionally. I don’t think either of us intended on taking flight that day, but when we found out flights were being offered in the airplanes lined up on display at Creswell Hobby Field Airport, Nate signed a waiver immediately. I took a little longer to come around to the idea.
FreeObituaries Nov. 18
Grace Mason
March 26, 1923 – Oct. 24, 2020
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Curtis Lynn Walters
Dec. 9, 1959 – Nov. 9, 2020
FreeObituaries Nov. 18
Charles Runde
Sept. 15, 1945 – Nov. 7, 2020
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Betty Lindley
April 22, 1931 – Oct. 20, 2020
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Anita Maple Rinehart
Feb. 21, 1920 – Nov. 2, 2020

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