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Mar 29 2021 thru Apr 4 2021

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Community Apr. 3
Searching for ‘chi’ and finding balance through acupuncture
CRESWELL – Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that has healed ailments across many cultures for 5,000 years. A key component of Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to reflow chi or “energy” in the body where it may be stuck.
Chinese Astrology Apr. 3
First woman vice president is Libra-Dragon
A reader asked me to describe the astrological profile of Kamala Harris, the first woman U.S. vice president who also has Black and Asian heritage. Our vice president was born under the sun sign Libra during the lunar Year of the Dragon.
Community Apr. 2
Troopers seek info on hunting offenses
Three young Black-tailed bucks were found alongside a sand road on the North Spit of Coos Bay, March 23. All three deer were shot in the head from relatively close range and were likely taken using artificial light at night. These deer were shot and left to waste.
Community Apr. 2
Students, stress & sleep: A few tips
I remember the days of my undergrad when staying up late working on essays, pulling all-nighters in the library, and showing up to class frazzled and fatigued seemed to be the mark of the praised, overachieving student. For my peers and myself, exhaustion was our normal. And while we excelled in school and work, our bodies and emotional/mental health suffered greatly.
Community Apr. 2
Shake, rattle and control: Scientists predict, people prep better than ever
This week I review our ever-changing planet from what I have seen and experienced and read about in scientific journals. With our new adventures in outer space we are now finding that our neighbors in our solar system are also changing, as we – planet earth – are changing. In my lifetime I have experienced very severe earthquakes that brought minor and major changes to planet earth.
Community Apr. 2
No foolin’ ... April 1 turned out to be a great wedding day
I hope your April Fools’ Day is mirthful and not too many pranks come your way. It is a special day for me, my wedding anniversary. Among other career choices I have pursued, one was that of a professional jester. I found that while people generally enjoy foolishness designed to entertain, they rarely are willing to pay for it.
Community Apr. 1
Is that a spring in our step? You bet!
As a weekly columnist for two local newspapers, I have found it difficult in the last year to come up with something to write about each week. Oh ... there have been plenty of national and worldwide things to write about, but trying to write about what’s been happening locally in our community of Lorane has not been easy.
Community Apr. 1
Author shares Country Fair research
SPRINGFIELD – While the 2021 Oregon Country Fair is still up for debate, Springfield Celebrates Authors welcomed longtime fair participant Suzi Prozanski, who shared her research novel of the Oregon Country Fair history from the last three decades.
Community Apr. 1
High-scoring, late-game rally falls short for Hanson, Bulldogs
Thrilling finishes are becoming a commonplace occurrence for the Creswell High football team. Two weeks ago, the Bulldogs won in overtime. This past Friday night, they were driving for the potential game-winning score but came up short, as host Oakland escaped with a 26-20 victory.
Community Apr. 1
Blue Mountaineers return with mix of familiar country and blues
COTTAGE GROVE – David Heritage grew up always knowing all about the great guitar legends. He didn’t exactly have a choice in the matter. “My dad (Chuck) used to play all of those ‘Blues Power’ tapes and we would drive around listening to them all the time,” Heritage said. “He used to quiz me, and I had to know the difference between B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King just by hearing the first few notes. He got me into the blues. I was playing slide guitar at 12 years old. And I had already learned to play harmonica long before that.”
Community Apr. 1
Hopeful legacy: Ebbert Methodist keeps former pastor’s dream alive
SPRINGFIELD – As the Ebbert United Methodist Church continues to make efforts toward “dismantling racism” – its weekly book club has been reading “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism” – it’s been hard to ignore the legacy of former associate pastor Austin Ray. The former pastor, who helped lead the church during the 1980s, was on a mission then to break stereotypes. Today’s congregation is carrying on a 150-year effort to work through racism within the church.
FreeOregon High School Sports Mar. 31
OSAA says Season 3 sports won't have state tournaments
The Executive Board said Season 3 would be similar to the end of Season 2, when local districts used their discretion on how to end the seasons.
News Mar. 31
City, Chronicle partner on Mother’s Day yard sale event
CRESWELL – Let’s go yard, hard. The City of Creswell’s annual community-wide yard sale on Mother’s Day weekend is happening this year after taking off 2020 due to the pandemic. City officials and The Chronicle have teamed up to sponsor the May 7-9 celebration of all things Spring, mom – and old stuff from the garage and attic.
News Mar. 31
SPD chief placed on leave
SPRINGFIELD – It’s been an especially busy couple of weeks at the Springfield Police Department: the Thurston protest investigation assessment was released and the police chief has been placed on leave amid an investigation. The City of Springfield launched an investigation of police chief Rick Lewis, and he was placed on paid administrative leave this week, city manager Nancy Newton said in an email addressed to the jail and police staff on Monday.
FreeObituaries Mar. 31
James Loren Carver Sept. 3, 1933 - March 4, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 31
Jennifer ‘Jenn’ Lorraine Salleng: Feb. 6, 1954 - March 23, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 31
William Donald Lincoln: Aug. 15, 1945 – March 14, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 31
Roberta Mae Chapman: April 27, 1933 – March 15, 2021
FreeObituaries Mar. 31
Eleanor LaVonne Nash: June 20, 1926 – March 22, 2021

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