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Legislators setting positive tone in Salem

I've been distressed to hear from people who believe that the Oregon Legislature does not hear and consider their perspectives. It has been the honor of my life to represent Oregonians in their legisl...

 

A public apology

Dear parents and schoolchildren of Creswell, I want to express my deepest apology for the incident passing the school bus on Holbrook on Feb. 13, 2020 when it was unloading children. There was, and is, no excuse and it has devastated me....

 

Oregon State University flag display offensive

Dear Editor: Oregon State University, a public university located in Corvallis, has refused to remove an offensive flag from its building. The local community has requested this removal as early as November, and has offered an alternative flag for...

 
 By Linda LaZar    Opinion    February 20, 2020 

Johannes Kepler theorized lunar astrology

Astrology attracts controversy and is sometimes stigmatized. Some consider astrology ridiculous, taboo, a superstition. Others consider it valuable for offering reliable insight by describing...

 

Living with wildlife a good first step

Encountering animals in the wild and urban areas often fills me with wonder and awe, but for some it can bring fear. Perhaps this was so for the people who recently saw a cougar in Springfield's...

 

A 'gang' by any other name?

Dear Editor, I am writing in regards to the article in the Jan. 9 edition of The Chronicle entitled “Four juveniles face mischief charges.” My concerns are not with the article or its writing but the details provided by the school. Over time,...

 

Fine doesn't fit horse abuse crime

Dear Editor, I would like to express my opinion, once again, on the latest outcome to the horse neglect in Creswell. As an animal advocate, I am truly disappointed in the final outcome of the situation handled by Lane County. First of all, some...

 

Giving Thanks

I am THANKFUL for the improved lighting at the post office. At 5 p.m. in the winter hours it is nice to have the exterior well lit. Also, the island in front has recently been improved. It is easier to see cars coming when you pull out. The city cut...

 

Einstein, Osteen, Seal, Kardashian similar?

I received a question from a reader of The Chronicle this week who wanted to know which sign would be romantically compatible with him. He was born under the sign Pisces during the Chinese lunar year...

 

Kobe's complicated legacy

This past week, many of us – possibly most of us, in the U.S. – experienced the horrific pain of the loss of multiple young lives. Fatal accidents as well as premature death of those generations...

 

Books are a matter of 'freedom of choice'

I am Kim Wilbur. I share this email with Dennis Michael Fisher, my partner. We are retired educators with combined 60+ yrs. in public schools in Douglas County, Ore. We appreciated your column, “We are Creswell, we can do better,” in the Jan. 16...

 

A thing of no consequence?

Dear Editor, Some children's books have been removed from Creswell School District libraries. Their removal is being considered by the Creswell Library Board because some people find them offensive....

 

Removing one book is not a 'quick fix'

Dear Editor, I am glad they’ve decided to remove the books but I don’t want this to be the final step they take. This issue is larger than one book series. Skippyjon Jones was just an example of how racism is as normal to us white people as...

 

Anthony Hopkins, a strong silent Ox

Actor Anthony Hopkins was born under the sign Capricorn during the Chinese lunar Year of the Ox. This astrological combination of East and West is the epitome of the characterized "strong, silent...

 

Recalling wars, heroes and a loving husband …

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a speech originally delivered Aug. 10, 2019, by Barbara Heyman to the Eighth Air Force Historical Society, Oregon chapter. It is reprinted here with permission. BY BARBARA HEYMAN CRESWELL – I was...

 
 By Noel Nash    Opinion    January 30, 2020

Leading – without excuses

Publisher's note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles profiling women leaders. In an era where accountability and self-awareness often are lacking, spending any time around Michelle...

 

An attentive doctor

I am grateful to live in a small town, where people know you and are able to help you. I have been glad to have Dr. Blair Wilkinson as a chiropractor. She is a good and kind person. I had her work on...

 

A healthy environment!

THANK YOU Emerald Fitness Club for terrific classes, kind support and zero body shaming. Owners Shane and Sarah May give their members 110%. At last, my gym anxiety is gone! Victoria White...

 

Trump is a Dog and Schiff is a Rat

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial has been rocking the news. Nancy Pelosi (Aries-Dragon) and Adam Schiff (Cancer-Rat) are determined to remove Donald Trump from office. Donald Trump...

 

Sheriff dishes up compelling fare at luncheon

CRESWELL – Let's get a few things straight, right from the top. He's not Andy Griffith, Lane County isn't Mayberry, and this sure as heck ain't the 1950s. No, our sheriff faces real-world bad guys...

 

Rotarians, Boy Scouts share common values

Editor’s note: This is an edited version of the presentation Don Williams made at the Jan. 16 Cottage Grove Rotary luncheon. Thank you, Madam President. And thanks to the program chair for inviting Joe (Raade) and me to make our presentation on...

 

Letter to the Editor: Parents must get involved to help students

Dear Editor, In response to Jan 9 Campanella column: the biggest mistake parents make concerning their children’s education is believing they are rational about their children. If parents wish to advance the education of their children, read or...

 

We are Creswell, we can do better

CRESWELL – I am a Creswell community member as well as an educator and a young white woman. Months ago, a child I work with told me about a favorite book series of theirs to get from the Creslane El...

 

Appreciation from The Chronicle

Whatever or whomever you're grateful for, this is the space to say THANKS for all deeds big and small. Email your THANK YOU notes, full name and contact information to Erin at [email protected]

 

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