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Wear red underwear for Chinese New Year

Chinese tradition suggests it is lucky to wear red underwear two weeks before and after the lunar new year. Jan. 25 marks the Chinese Year of the Rat. Tradition advises us to be kind and say only...

 

The big mistake parents make in education

By ANDREW R. CAMPANELLA This National School Choice Week (Jan. 26 - Feb. 1), I want to share with you one of the most common short-circuits that parents run into when choosing the right school for their child. It starts with a thought like this:...

 

'The good old days' of packaging

Dear Editor, Who’d have thought that I, at 77, would be able to look back on the good old days of glass, paper, wood and foil packaging. My first recollection of packaging was when my parents offered me a drink of milk from a quart paper container...

 

Why remember Pearl Harbor?

Dear Editor, Why remember if we do not learn and change behavior? The Pacific Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese to prevent enforcement of oil, metal and other sanctions which wo...

 

New features bring more ideas for paper

Dear Editor, GOSH! An astrology column. What’s next? Alchemy? Phrenology? M. James Fox Creswell...

 
 By Linda LaZar    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Is your boss a Pig or spouse a Dog? That's good!

Being married to a Dog may not sound good, but in the context of Chinese astrology, being married to a Dog is quite an adventure. Every week, I'll answer your questions in this column by describing...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    January 2, 2020

On track, with insight: Two experts join The Chronicle

We welcome two new voices to The Chronicle during the next two weeks, both of whom bring their own subject-matter expertise and experienced writers with their own styles. And while Joey Blum will be...

 

Let's give veterans the respect, resources they deserve

SALEM – We will lose 50% of Oregon's veterans over the next 20 years. Currently, 54% of Oregon veterans are over age 65. Many of those served in Vietnam and never received the appreciation for their...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    December 26, 2019

Fifty first names only ...

This is the 10th and final "50 first names only" column ... 500 total names, if you're counting. Most of the names have come from interactions with service organizations such as the Cottage Grove...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    December 19, 2019

Putting a bow on a few end-of-year items

Wow, it's already my penultimate column of 2019. OK, I'll admit there is no other purpose to writing that first sentence other than to use the word "penultimate." It's one of those journalism-ese word...

 

Coast Fork Kiwanis seeking public's ideas on service projects

By Don Ehrich The Coast Fork Kiwanis Club is refocusing its efforts and seeking community input on where our modest resources of volunteer time and limited funding should be employed in the South Lane area. How else can Kiwanis help in the South...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    December 12, 2019

Front-row seats to a celebration of care and community support

Officially, it was the Annual Holiday Gala for the PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, the facility's largest fundraiser. And well over 100 people – local leaders, donors, various...

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019

Editor's note: Creswell resident Rick Higgins is a former state commander of the Oregon VFW. This is the speech he gave Saturday. Greetings. Today, we recall an event on Dec. 7, 1941 that forever...

 

Lane County initiative focusing on helping young, rural drivers

Do we need Driver Education? The simple answer is yes. But, why? Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 0 to 20 – in the nation, in the State of Oregon and in Lane County....

 

Kiwanis seeking help in choosing service projects

Dear Editor: How can we help? Our local Coast Fork Kiwanis Club is refocusing their efforts and seeking community input on where our modest resources of volunteer time and limited funding should be employed. Kiwanians have been active in communities...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    November 28, 2019

50 first names only ...

The Family Relief Nursery’s fundraiser at Creswell High School last month was an event to remember. The keynote speaker touched our hearts with a story of heartbreaking self-awareness, wondering to...

 

Survey says: Focus on public safety matters, avoid the banana peels

Dear Editor So, I’m sitting here staring at my computer screen, deleting emails I don’t understand. All of a sudden, I come across one from the City of Creswell. It seems they have hired a monkey to see how much I am willing to pay for Sheriff...

 

'Experiential shopping'? Local stores invented it!

As online shopping has steadily grown during the past decade, brick-and-mortar retail businesses have been looking at new ways to address this shift. In an attempt to convert some of those “clicks...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    November 21, 2019

Far from a one-man band - New superintendent leading initiative to improve education

Mike Johnson has a plan. Not the plan, but a plan. The Creswell School District superintendent has gathered a large, eclectic group of people – including students, teachers and administrators,...

 

Appreciative of Chronicle's obituary policy, sensitivity

Dear Editor, I would like to say, “Thank You” for the service, which The Chronicle provides, of allowing the publication of obituaries FREE. Being able to honor and remember the deceased in this way is an important and personal narrative of...

 

X MARKS THE SPOT

Editor’s note: On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Crowds lined the streets as Kennedy’s motorcade was turning past the Texas School Book Depository. Then, shots fired. JFK was shot in the neck and head. He...

 

What took so long to save the horses?

Dear Editor: In regard to the recent horse “neglect” article in The Chronicle, dated Nov. 7, I would like to just ask three questions: WHY, WHY and WHY? WHY did it take two years for anything to get done about this very serious horse situation?...

 

Thanks for great 'Groundwaters' program feedback

What a wonderful event we had last Sunday at the Applegate Regional Theater. The “Groundwaters LIVE!” program was well-attended and much enjoyed, according to the feedback I have been receiving this week. Thanks to all of you who joined us as...

 

Thanks to Ron Hanson, a difference-maker

Ron Hanson has made a difference in the lives of those in our community. Ron grew up in Montana and graduated from Colorado State. Ron and Sharon moved to Creswell in 1967. They were teachers and Ron decided he was interested in constriction so he...

 

All-Star kids in The Chronicle

Dear Editor, I just wanted to write something in recognition of Kai Apo, Dallton Dewey, Tyler Frieze and Payden Criddle. Time has flown by. I worked with all four of them at the middle school. They were great mentors to the Life Skills kids in the...

 

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