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List of Senior Shopping Hours

Dollar General When: 8am-9am daily, starting Tuesday, March 17 Who: Ages 60+ Walmart When: 1 hour before opening to the public, every Tuesday (most open at 7am) Who: Senior citizens Albertsons When: 7am-9am, Tuesdays and Thursdays (some store times...

 
 By Erin Tierney    COVID-19    March 26, 2020 

State of Emergency

In this "new reality" with the Coronavirus, every day is in flux. Restrictions that were put in place last week have since tightened. Entrepreneurs that created impromptu alt-business plans last week...

 
 By Erin Tierney    COVID-19    March 26, 2020 

Good Food Easy makes it easier

CRESWELL - Erica Trappe, owner of Good Food Easy, wants to make it especially easy to eat healthy in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Seven miles west of Creswell, out on Camas Swale, Trappe's...

 

Pandemic leaves us casting about for survival

How much things have changed over the last couple of weeks is a little hard to get your head around. My last fishing report was full of excitement for the wonderful prospects of the upcoming spring. B...

 
 By Ron Hartman    COVID-19    March 26, 2020 

Gym owner 'understands' closure, looking ahead to better days

Oregon health and fitness club owners were put in sort of a tough spot last week when they were given the choice -- with conditions -- to stay open in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Kate Brown pulled the plug on all of the state...

 

Residents, businesses coping as best they can

Friday, March 20, 2020 was unlike any other day in Springfield up to that point. Streets were eerily quiet and businesses were either shuttered or providing to-go services. Above, evidence that the...

 
 By Gini Davis    COVID-19    March 26, 2020 

Sweet treats for healthcare workers

SPRINGFIELD – Among the Lane County businesses deciding to close offices and retail stores for the health and safety of employees and the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic was Euphoria...

 

Safe At Home

Vacant parking lots, "closed until further notice" signs, schools on hiatus and a calendar without events; the entire Willamette Valley is closed for business as the Coronavirus creeps into Lane...

 
 By Noel Nash    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

We will survive, thrive together

It can be comforting in Times Like These to look at history, and consider how previous generations of humans handled turmoil and tumult in their lives. Perhaps there is a nugget or pearl of wisdom to...

 

Coronavirus Do's and Don'ts

Note: Always ask your doctor before taking any action. Do prepare to take care of yourself and your family. Be sure you have: • A fever thermometer • Disposable gloves • Plastic garbage bags • Cleaning supplies Do clean and disinfect...

 
 By Gini Davis    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

Support systems at risk

CRESWELL — Creswell public schools and many of their supporting agencies are closed March 16-31 to protect students, staff and community members and help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The...

 
 By Pat Edwards    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

Lorane's history includes Spanish flu epidemic

Let’s address the elephant in the room – the Coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting us in our part of the world. Whether we live in urban areas, in small towns or rural areas, our...

 
 By Gini Davis    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

Spring activities still don't know their fate

CRESWELL – The aspirations of hundreds of high school athletes were shattered when Oregon public schools closed from March 16 to at least March 31, as mandated by Gov. Kate Brown, and the OSAA...

 
 By Aliya Hall    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

Covid-19 precautions underway

SPRINGFIELD – Throughout Springfield, precautions are being put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Beyond Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide orders, the City is being proactive in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    COVID-19    March 19, 2020

Council moves $100k to prepare

SPRINGFIELD – During the City Council meeting on March 16, Springfield declared a State of Emergency. This motion kicked into place the City’s emergency plan until May 12, and could help the City...

 

Ounce of prevention is good advice today

In 1733, Benjamin Franklin, a native of Boston, then a prominent citizen of Philadelphia, made a visit to his hometown and was vastly impressed how well the city had organized and prepared for handlin...

 

Canceled events in south Willamette Valley

Willamalane, programs suspended until further notice Staff will be available via phone for regular patrons to ask questions or for updates. Its biggest priority is getting senior meals on track and is working with partners, Food for Lane County and M...

 

COVID-19 Local Trusted Resources

Coronavirus Links & Resources https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 https://www.peacehealth.org/coronavirus https://lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=16503774 http...

 

Coronavirus Health Tips

Based on information gathered from the Oregon Public Health Authority, here are tips to help reduce the risk of spreading illnesses such as COVID-19 and influenza: • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash....

 

Virus issues linger

With the population over 80 years old showing a 15 percent greater mortality rate after contracting the coronavirus, Magnolia Gardens Executive Director Tara Blount said the senior center is taking...

 

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