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Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

From street project to annual celebration - The evolution of the Tree Lighting Ceremony

There's no doubt this City knows how to put on a show for Christmas. This year marks 15 years of Creswell's Tree Lighting Celebration, though it has evolved significantly since its Dec. 18, 2003...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Park design input opp is Saturday

You can get hands-on with park design input on Dec. 1 at City Hall. Creswell will be all decked out for Christmas with events ongoing throughout the community during the day on Saturday, but City...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

City calls 'fowl' on roaming chickens

Cock-a-doodle-do, Creswell's cracking down on roaming chickens in town. After a meandering flock took one too many liberties in their neighbor's yard, code enforcement wants to change the municipal...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Safley steps aside

Lloyd Safley said he is not a quitter, but after 36 years serving on the Planning Commission, he decided the time has come to "step aside" from the committee. "It's not an easy thing to do," he said....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Connecting Cultures - A drummer's journey from Guinea to Creswell

Drumming is not what Fode Sylla does, one of his students B.J. Jones said, it's who he is. At two years old, Sylla was taught how to drum by his family in his home country of Guinea; beyond drumming,...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Super 8 catches fire, twice

The Super 8 Motel at 345 E. Oregon Ave. caught fire on Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 22, and once more on Saturday, Nov. 24. The fires remain under investigation. South Lane County Fire & Rescue (SLCF&R) arrived to the motel about 9:30 p.m. on...

 

Dr. Snapp House preserves Cottage Grove's early medical history

The familiar Queen Anne Victorian house at the confluence of Silk Creek and the Coast Fork of the Willamette River is a museum maintained by the Prospectors and Gold Diggers Club, to showcase early...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Break-in leads to axe attack

A local transient was hit with an axe in the arm, after accidentally entering the wrong house on Harvey Road last Friday.Around 3:42 a.m. on Nov. 23, Lane County Sheriff's Office received a report of a man attempting to enter a house on the 83600...

 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel - A tribute to my lifelong friend

This past week I received word that a friend passed away. This friend, Jack Leisure, became my friend in 1935 when we were both 11-years-old. Our friendship lasted all these years from belonging to th...

 

Happy birthday, Opal

Opal Whiteley looms large in Cottage Grove - namely about 18 feet tall - smiling down from the newly restored mural in the Opal Whiteley Park on Main Street. She is one of the area's most interesting...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 29, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

Just a quick update on my brother, Jim Burnett Sr. He quietly passed in the early morning hours last Tuesday. For the two weeks preceding his death, he was surrounded by family and friends and he...

 

Save Hunter/Angler ID#, get ready to verify accounts: New ODFW Electronic Licensing System to launch Dec. 1

Get ready for the launch of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's new modernized licensing system on Dec. 1-hang onto the 2018 hunting or fishing license, or take a photo of it to make verification...

 

Elk River anglers: radio-tagged fish must be released unharmed

Elk River anglers are reminded to release unharmed any radio-tagged fall chinook salmon caught. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a research project tagging up to 100 hatchery and...

 

School district updates policies, OSBA vote

By Aliya Hall The Creswell Chronicle The Nov. 14 school board meeting was full of new business for the Board of Directors to address and vote on. The quorum, which was made by Board Chair Tim Rogers, Director Natalie Smathers, Director Lacey Risdal a...

 

To downsize or not to downsize... a question to consider

With the holidays here, families may become aware of many things that have not have gotten attention throughout the course of the year. Or, if they had it was easy to push them aside due to our, "oh...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - To reflux or not, your choice

We have been enjoying a sunnier than usual fall, and I notice more people are outside, enjoying the warmer breezes and the colors, therefore including more movement and exercise in their daily...

 

Thankful for PT

In the season of thankfulness and giving, I thought I would take a break from the pieces I typically write. I want to share with you why I am thankful for physical therapy and what physical therapy ha...

 

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood donations - Blood drive hosts also needed this winter to stop prolonged shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also...

 

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: Why didn’t my doctor prescribe antibiotics for my cold? A: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and colds are infections caused by viruses. Thus an antibiotic would not be helpful in treating your cold. Sometimes, however, when your...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    November 29, 2018

Eight Dawgs earn All-League football honors

Eight Bulldogs earned recognition when the 2A Central Valley Conference announced its 2018 Football All-League selections recently. Tayler Forsman, a senior, received First Team Offense honors as a...

 

Offbeat Oregon History - Central Oregon's pioneer aviators weren't afraid to take risks

Part of the problem with owning and operating the only flight school in town in the 1920s and 1930s was, every time one of your students slapped together some home-built piece of kit, you'd be...

 

Smith-Lund-Mills to host 31st Annual Holiday Memorial Dec. 2

The holiday season can be a very difficult time for many people. Those who have experienced the loss of a loved one have the extra burden of grief. In an effort to lighten this burden, Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel is extending an invitation to...

 

Filling food boxes for local families

Anita Cardoza picked up turkeys from Sanipac to help fill boxes for the Creswell Faith Center's Women's Outreach Ministry Christmas food boxes for local families recently. Anita retired from Sanipac...

 

Sheriff's Office seeks assistance identifying driver that struck pedestrian

On Nov. 18 shortly before 1 a.m., the Lane County Sheriff's Office received a report of a person lying in the road near the 38600 block of Dexter Rd. in Dexter. Deputies arrived and located an unresponsive 43-year-old female with substantial...

 

LCC's Roger Ebbage honored by Association of Energy Engineers

Roger Ebbage, coordinator of the Energy Management and Water Conservation Programs at Lane Community College, won the Energy Professional Development Award for Region V of the Association of Energy...

 

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