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Chinese Astrology Mar. 5
Snakes: Musical, trend-setting, expressive
I received a question from a reader who asked if I have ever noticed a correlation between Snake-born individuals and famous professions. The answer is yes. Snake-born are trend-setters and they do not live within a cookie-cutter lifestyle.
Community Mar. 5
Vaccine experience a boost to morale
Yay! Jim and I were able to get our first COVID-19 vaccine shots last Sunday. We pre-registered with the Lane County Public Health department and once our age groups became eligible, we watched my email account for invitations to schedule our appointments. Jim was eligible a week before I was, and two days after I became eligible, the invitation arrived. It was an easy process. We were allowed to select the time(s) we wanted to get the shot the following Sunday. A pop-up list appeared with available times and how many shots were available for each.
Community Mar. 5
Opal Center continues to promote art, prepare for return of community activities
COTTAGE GROVE – Temporary shutdowns haven’t stopped the local theatre from circulating art through the downtown community. Students aged 5-18 submitted original art to the first contest sponsored by the Crafty Mercantile in hopes of winning first place. Art will be displayed in the front windows of the Opal Center for Arts & Education. Artwork will be judged sometime next week, Executive Director Michele Rose said. There will be awards for first, second, and third place, and every student will walk away with a certificate and a prize.
Community Mar. 4
Part 2: Architect, congregation bring out church’s natural beauty
Rev. Hugh Peniston, who had arrived in 1947 as the new minister of First Presbyterian of Cottage Grove, knew he had a big task ahead of him. He had accepted the challenge of leading his congregation not only in spiritual matters but also guiding them through the process of building a new church. The old frame building was drafty, cold, leaky, and cramped. The congregation knew it was time to modernize.
Health Mar. 4
Schizophrenia: How to change outcomes by early intervention
Imagine you are sitting in a meeting. You look up to the faces of other attendees, many of them glance over as you find your seat, and a few people stare. Someone catches your eye and you’re convinced he is part of a governmental conspiracy that you have been suspicious of for some time. These paranoid thoughts dart in and out of your head, making you increasingly uncomfortable, scared, and confused about how you became a target. You quickly scan the rest of the seats and notice more and more people staring at you. Beads of sweat start to collect on your forehead. You hear a voice saying “We will get you, we will get you.” You’re not sure where it is coming from but assume it must be one of the attendees behind you. At the first meeting break, you leave, constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is following you.
Opinion Mar. 4
Two years ... and counting!
The advice was sage, and the calm, steady tone of voice made it clear that it came from a lifetime of experience. Nothing theoretical, just the simple truth. “You’ll need to make a few withdrawals from the ‘goodwill’ account now and then,” Dave Gauger told me with just a hint of a chuckle. “You won’t always get it right, despite your best intentions. You’ll need to seek forgiveness at times.”
Community Mar. 4
Voting rights group focused on ‘making democracy work’
March has been designated Women’s History Month since 1988. Because 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote, many organizations have extended celebrations of that milestone to 2021 and beyond. This extension allows time for everyone to deepen our understanding of the long struggle to achieve suffrage, the inequalities that resulted in 1920, and the work that remains to achieve universal suffrage.
News Mar. 3
Pitts unanimous choice on Springfield Council
SPRINGFIELD – With an emphatic “yes” across the board, Springfield City Council on Monday appointed Damien Pitts to the Ward 1 council position. Pitts is among the few Persons of Color (POC) who have been appointed or elected to the seat, Council acknowledged, with the former being Jesse Maine in the 1980s. This is also the first time since August 2020 that all mayor and council positions are filled in Springfield.
Community Mar. 3
As seen on ... Grove resident wins $5K every week – forever
COTTAGE GROVE – You could’ve knocked Cottage Grove resident Tamar Veatch over with a feather Sunday morning after she opened her door to $5,000 every week. Forever. Her husband, Matthew, heard a knocking on the door that morning, and called on his wife to investigate. “Honey, you need to answer the door. There’s people outside with balloons,” he yelled. “I thought he was joking,” Tamar said. Unsure, she peeked out the window, turned the doorknob slowly and that’s when it hit her … she was about to win big.
News Mar. 3
One year later: A toast to cautious optimism
It’s been a year since the first case of the Coronavirus was first reported in Oregon, and people are just now beginning to feel a slow return to normalcy. After months of empty bar stools and benches, Joe Salvo, general manager and head chef at TJ’s Restaurant & Lounge in Creswell said it’s been an exciting challenge to see the restaurant get back into the swing of things.
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Norma Lou Dalton: Sept. 14, 1928 – Feb. 27, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Dixie M. Hiestand: Aug. 25, 1939 – Jan. 31, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Henry Lee Clough: May 15, 1938 – Feb. 24, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Stephanie Smalling-Laube: July 25, 1979 – Jan. 22, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Linda Ann Wittorff: June 12, 1940 – Nov. 30, 2020
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Dorothye ‘Suzanne’ Kloehn: Dec. 16, 1945 – Feb. 24, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Debra JoAnn Christofferson: March 10, 1953 – Dec. 14, 2020
FreeObituaries Mar. 3
Bradley Scott Cole: Nov. 2, 1959 – Feb. 4, 2021
Community Mar. 1
Oregonians played prominent role in 1930s’ most horrific murder
OREGON DIVORCEE AGNES Anne “Annie” LeRoi arrived in Phoenix in the first few months of 1931 with her best friend and roommate, schoolteacher Hedvig “Sammy” Samuelson. They were climate refugees: Sammy had tuberculosis, and at the time the only cure for “consumption” was a dry climate and rest...

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